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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2708 - חֻקָּה
1) statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, something prescribed
1180) qh (ההק HhQ) AC: Inscribe CO: ? AB: Custom: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall representing a separation. The q is a picture of the sun at the horizon representing the idea of "coming together". Combined these mean "separation and coming together". A custom brings a people separated together.
V) qqh (ההקק HhQQ) - Inscribe: To write a decree or custom. KJV (19): (vf: Paal, Hophal, Pual, Participle) lawgiver, governor, decree, grave, portray, law, printed, set, note, appoint - Strongs: H2710 (חָקַק)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֻקָּה f. from חֹק, that which is established or defined [“Sing. spoken always of a single law or ordinance; e.g. חֻקַּת הַפֶּסַח “law, ordinance of the passover”]; specially
(a) law, e.g. of heaven, of nature, Job 38:33; Jeremiah 31:35, 33:25 of God, Exodus 27:21, חֻקַּת עוֹלָם “an everlasting law.”
(b) practice, custom, e.g. of the Gentiles, i.e. idolatry, 2 Ki. 17:8 Leviticus 20:23, right, privilege, Exodus 29:9 [such a privilege being God’s ordinance].
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