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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2710 - חָקַק
1) to cut out, decree, inscribe, set, engrave, portray, govern
1a1) to cut in
1a2) to cut in or on, cut upon, engrave, inscribe
1a3) to trace, mark out
1a4) to engrave, inscribe (of a law)
1b1) to inscribe, enact, decree
1b2) one who decrees, lawgiver (participle)
1c) (Pual) something decreed, the law (participle)
1d) (Hophal) to be inscribed
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.
חָקַק prop. to cut, to cut into, to hack, hauen, einhauen; compare the kindred roots, all of which are onomatopoetic, חָקָה, هَقَّ and هقهق to strike with a sword, hauen, then to stamp violently; also, to encounter violently; هَكَّ and هكهك id.; hacken, to hack. In passing, we may observe that especially in verbs geminate in the middle radical, there are many which are imitations of sound, and hence are common to many. languages; as לָקַק lecken [to lick], דָּבַב, טָפַף, tappen, הָלַל) hallen, צָלַל tinnio, fchallen, דָּקַק to beat, to beat to powder, etc.; and in the geminate forms, גַּרְגַּר gargarizavit, צִפְצֵף pipivit, צלצל tintinnum edidit, etc. Specially
(1) to carve out a sepulchre, in a rock, Isaiah 22:16 to engrave letters and figures on a tablet, Isaiah 30:8; Ezekiel 4:1.
(2) i.q. γράφειν, to delineate, to paint, Isaiah 49:16; Ezekiel 23:14.
(3) to decree, to ordain (verbs of inscribing and writing are used in the sense of decreeing, since it is the work of a legislator to write or inscribe his laws), Isaiah 10:1 to determine, to appoint, to describe, Proverbs 8:27, 29. Part. חֹקֵק poet. for שֹׂפֵט a judge, Judges 5:9.
Pual part. מְחֻקָּק what is decreed, Proverbs 31:5.
Hophal, fut. יֻחָקוּ for יֻחָקּוּ (with the omission of Dag. forte) to engrave, to inscribe, Job 19:23.
Poel, i.q. Kal No. 3, to decree, Proverbs 8:15. Part. מְחֹקֵק
(1) a law giver, Deuteronomy 33:21; Isaiah 33:22 a leader, Judges 5:14.
(2) a sceptre, Numbers 21:18; Psalms 60:9; Genesis 49:10.
Hence חֹק, חֻקָּה, [חֻקֹּק], and
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