Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2719 - חֶרֶב
1) sword, knife
1c) tools for cutting stone
V) brh (ההרב HhRB) - Waste: A dry wasteland. Also a place that has been laid waste and made desolate. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (41): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal, Pual, Participle) waste, dry, desolate, slay, decay, destroy - Strongs: H2717 (חָרַב), H2718 (חֲרַב)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֶרֶב [in pause חָֽרֶב, with suffix חַרְבִּי, pl. חֲרָבוֹת, const. חַרְבּוֹת], f.
(1) a sword [“as laying waste; others, as having the signification edge, comp. حرف, ܚܪܰܦ, to be sharp, acrid, whence حَرفُْ edge of a sword”]. (Arab. حَرْبُ, Syr. ܚܰܪܒܐܳ, whence Greek ἅρπη, see Bochart, Hieroz. ii. p. 760.) הִכָּה לְפִי ׃חרֶב to smite with the edge of the sword; to kill with the sword, Deuteronomy 13:16, 20:13 Joshua 6:21, 8:24 10:28.
(2) It is applied to other cutting instruments; e.g. a circumcising knife, Joshua 5:2, Joshua 5:3 a knife, or razor, Ezekiel 5:1 a graying tool, Exodus 20:25 an axe, Ezekiel 26:9. Poetically used of the curved tusks of the hippopotamus, Job 40:19.
(3) drought, Deuteronomy 28:22. [This meaning is not needed in this passage; so Thes.]
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