Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2659 - חָפַר
1) to be ashamed, be confounded, be abashed, feel abashed
1a) (Qal) to be ashamed, be abashed
1b) (Hiphil) to display shame, demonstrate shame, cause embarrassment
V) rph (ההפר HhPR) - I. Dig:To dig in the ground, also to dig into something as if searching. II. Confuse:To be confused, in the sense of digging for understanding. KJV (39): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) dig, search, paw, seek, confounded, ashamed, shame, confusion, reproach - Strongs: H2658 (חָפַר), H2659 (חָפַר)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָפַר fut. יַחְפֹּר, Arabic جَفَرَ
(1) to dig, as a well, a pit, Genesis 21:30, 26:15, seq.; Ecclesiastes 10:8 spoken of a horse, Job 39:21, יַחְפְּרוּ בָעֵמֶק “they dig in the valley.” Virg. Georg. 3:87, 88, “cavat tellurem.” (In the Western languages this power is found in the same letters transposed in the roots grf, glf, as γράφω, χρίμπτω; γλάφω, γλύφω; sCRiBo, sCaLPo, sCuLPo; graben.) Metaph. to dig a pit for, to lay snares, to plot, Psalms 35:7.
(2) to search out, to explore (comp. בָּקַר No. 3, and Sim. Arc. Form., page 62). Job 39:29, “from thence she seeketh the prey;” followed by an acc. to explore (a country), Deuteronomy 1:22; Joshua 2:2, Joshua 2:3. As to Isaiah 2:20, see חֲפַרְפֵּרָה.
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