Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2789 - חֶרֶשׂ
Nm ) xrh (ההרס HhRS) - I. Clay:Used for making pottery. [df: horx]II. Itch:Skin irritations are treated by applying clay to the irritation and left to dry. III. Sun:Clay left in the sun dries. IV. Potsherd:Broken pieces of clay pottery. [df: Vrx] KJV (21): itch, sun, earthen, potsherd, sherd, stone, earth - Strongs: H2775 (חַרְסָה), H2789 (חֶרֶשׂ)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֶרֶשׂ m. a potsherd, Job 2:8, 41:22 Psalms 22:16; Ezekiel 23:34. כְּלִי חֶרֶשׂ a vessel of earthenware, Levit. 6:21 11:33 14:5, 50 Leviticus 14:50, 15:2 instead of which, poetically, חֶרֶשׂ stands alone, Proverbs 26:23. A potsherd proverbially for anything of no value, Isaiah 45:9 [“also for any thing very dry, Psalms 22:16 ”]. (Arab. خَرْسُ a wine jar, خَرَسَ to make earthenware wine jar, Gol. ex Maruph.)
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