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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3789 - כָּתַב

Transliteration
kâthab
Phonetics
kaw-thab'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
1053
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to write, record, enroll

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to write, inscribe, engrave, write in, write on

1a2) to write down, describe in writing

1a3) to register, enroll, record

1a4) to decree

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be written

1b2) to be written down, be recorded, be enrolled

1c) (Piel) to continue writing

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1125 ‑ γράφω (graf'‑o);  1125 ‑ γράφω (graf'‑o);  583 ‑ ἀπογράφω (ap‑og‑raf'‑o);  1121 ‑ γράμμα (gram'‑mah);  1124 ‑ γραφή (graf‑ay');  1242 ‑ διαθήκη (dee‑ath‑ay'‑kay);  1924 ‑ ἐπιγράφω (ep‑ee‑graf'‑o);  2192 ‑ ἔχω (ekh'‑o);  3307 ‑ μερίζω (mer‑id'‑zo);  1379 ‑ δογματίζω (dog‑mat‑id'‑zo);  1125 ‑ γράφω (graf'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (223)
Exodus
11
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
13
Judges
1
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
6
Nehemiah
10
Esther
17
Job
3
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
8
Daniel
3
Hosea
1
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
NAS (230)
Exodus
13
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
13
Judges
2
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
6
Nehemiah
9
Esther
17
Job
3
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
25
Ezekiel
9
Daniel
3
Hosea
1
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
HCS (221)
Exodus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
12
Judges
1
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
6
Nehemiah
10
Esther
17
Job
3
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
8
Daniel
3
Hosea
1
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
BSB (227)
Exodus
11
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
13
Judges
1
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
6
Nehemiah
10
Esther
19
Job
3
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
9
Daniel
3
Hosea
2
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
ESV (205)
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
13
Judges
1
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
15
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
5
Nehemiah
10
Esther
17
Job
2
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
8
Daniel
3
Hosea
1
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
WEB (222)
Exodus
11
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
13
Judges
1
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
30
1 Chronicles
5
2 Chronicles
27
Ezra
6
Nehemiah
10
Esther
16
Job
3
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
8
Daniel
3
Hosea
1
Habakkuk
1
Malachi
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2295) btk (כתב KTB) AC: Write CO: Writing AB: ?

V) btk (כתב KTB) - Write: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (231): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) write, describe, subscribe, record - Strongs: H3789 (כָּתַב), H3790 (כְּתַב)

Nm) btk (כתב KTB) - Writing: Something written as well as the act of writing. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (29): writing, register, scripture, prescribing - Strongs: H3791 (כְּתָב), H3792 (כְּתָב)

cf2) tbftk (כתובת KTWBT) - Writing: KJV (1): any - Strongs: H3793 (כְּתֹבֶת)

hm) btkm (מכתב MKTB) - Writing: A written composition. KJV (9): writing - Strongs: H4385 (מִכְתָּב)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כָּתַב fut. יִכְתֹּב to write. (Arab., Syr., Ch. id. [“Eth. ክታብ፡ book, letter”].) Constr. followed by an acc. of that which is written, 2 Samuel 11:14; Deuteronomy 10:2, 31:24, but followed by עַל Deuteronomy 6:9, 11:20 אֶל Jeremiah 36:2; Ezra 2:10, and בְּ Nehemiah 7:5, 8:14 13:1, of the material written on, more rarely followed by an acc. Isaiah 44:5, יִכְתֹּב יָדוֹ לַיהֹוָה pr. “he fills his hand with letters (er befchreibt feine Hand) in honour of Jehovah;” compare Exodus 32:15; Ezra 2:10. כָּתַב סֵפֶר אֶל־פּ׳ to write a letter to any one, 2 Samuel 11:14 followed by עַל of pers. 2 Chronicles 30:1. But this last mentioned construction also denotes, to prescribe, to direct in writing, 2 Kings 22:13; Psalms 40:8 also followed by אֶל Esther 9:23, and לְ Proverbs 22:20; Hosea 8:12; Ezra 4:7, כָּתוּב אֲרָמִית “written in Aramean letters.” Specially it is

(a) to write down, to put in writing (auffchreiben), Numbers 33:2; Judges 8:14.

(b) to describe, Joshua 18:4, 6:8.

(c) to inscribe, to put down in a list, men, citizens, or soldiers, Psalms 87:6, יְהֹוָה יִסְפֹּר בִּכְתוֹב עַמִּים “Jehovah will count as he writes down the peoples;” Isaiah 4:3, כָּל־הַכָּתוּב לַחַיִּים “whosoever is written down for life;” compare Jeremiah 22:30; Psalms 69:29.

(d) to write a sentence, i.e. to decree, Isaiah 65:6; Job 13:26. (Arab. كتب followed by عاى to decree concerning any one; كتاب the sentence of a judge.)

Niphal, pass. to be written, written down, Esther 1:19, 2:23 Job 19:23; Jeremiah 17:13.

Piel i.q. Kal let. d, Isaiah 10:1.

Hence מִכְתָּב and the words immediately following.

כְּתָב m. (with kametz impure) i.q. Syr. ܟܬܳܒܳܐ Arab. كِتَابُ a word used in the later Hebrew for the more ancient סֵפֶר.

(1) something written, a writing, Esther 3:14, 8:8 2 Chronicles 2:10, וַיּאֹמֶר בִּכְתָב “and he said in writing,” i.e. by letters: used of the kind of writing, or of the form of letters, Ezra 4:7 of a transcript, Esther 4:8.

(2) a book, Daniel 10:21 specially a list, a register, Ezekiel 13:9; Ezra 2:62; Nehemiah 7:64.

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List of Word Forms
אֶ֨כְתָּב־ אֶכְתֲּבֶ֑נָּה אכתב־ אכתבנה בְּכָתְבוֹ֩ בִּכְת֣וֹב בַּכְּתֻבִ֔ים בכתבו בכתבים בכתוב הַכְּתֻבִ֖ים הַכְּתֻבִ֣ים הַכְּתוּב֣וֹת הַכְּתוּבִ֖ים הַכְּתוּבִ֨ים הַכְּתוּבָ֕ה הַכְּתוּבָ֖ה הַכָּת֔וּב הַכָּת֖וּב הַכָּת֥וּב הַכָּתוּב֙ הַכֹּתְבִ֖ים הכתבים הכתוב הכתובה הכתובות הכתובים וְ֠כָתַב וְאֶכְתֹּב֙ וְיִכְתְּב֥וּ וְיִכָּתְב֣וּן וְיִכָּתֵ֛ב וְכִתְב֤וּ וְכָ֨תַב וְכָת֣וּב וְכָת֥וּב וְכָת֨וֹב וְכָתַבְתִּי֙ וְכָתַבְתָּ֣ וְכֹתְבִ֑ים וְנִכְתָּ֖ב וַ֠יִּכָּתֵב וַ֠תִּכְתֹּב וַֽיִּכְתְּבֵ֔ם וַֽיִּכְתְּבֵ֗ם וַֽיִּכְתְּבֵ֡ם וַיִּכְתְּב֣וּ וַיִּכְתְּב֧וּהָ וַיִּכְתָּב־ וַיִּכְתֹּ֗ב וַיִּכְתֹּ֣ב וַיִּכְתֹּ֤ב וַיִּכְתֹּ֥ב וַיִּכְתֹּ֨ב וַיִּכְתֹּב֩ וַיִּכָּתֵ֗ב וַיִּכָּתֵ֣ב וַיִּכָּתֵ֥ב וַתִּכְתֹּ֤ב וַתִּכְתֹּ֥ב וָאֶכְתֹּ֤ב וּֽמְכַתְּבִ֥ים וּכְת֣וֹב וּכְתַבְתָּ֛ם וּכְתֹ֖ב וּכְתֹ֣ב וּכְתֹ֤ב ואכתב ויכתב ויכתב־ ויכתבו ויכתבוה ויכתבון ויכתבם וכתב וכתבו וכתבים וכתבת וכתבתי וכתבתם וכתוב ומכתבים ונכתב ותכתב יִכְתְּבֵֽם׃ יִכְתֹּ֤ב יִכָּ֫תֵ֥בוּ יִכָּתֵ֔בוּ יִכָּתֵ֖ב יִכָּתֵ֞ב יִכָּתֵֽבוּ׃ יכתב יכתבו יכתבו׃ יכתבם׃ כְּת֣וֹב כְּתָב־ כְּתֹ֨ב כְּתֻבִ֔ים כְּתֻבִ֖ים כְּתֻבִ֗ים כְּתֻבִֽים׃ כְּתֻבִים֙ כְּתוּבִ֔ים כְּתוּבִ֕ים כְּתוּבִ֖ים כְּתוּבִ֗ים כְּתוּבִ֜ים כְּתוּבִים֙ כְּתוּבָ֛ה כְּתוּבָה֙ כְתוּבִ֗ים כְתוּבָ֖ה כִּכְתָבָ֔הּ כִּכְתָבָ֖ם כִּתְב֞וּ כִּתְב֤וּ כִּתְב֨וּ כִּתֵּֽבוּ׃ כַּכָּת֑וּב כַּכָּת֕וּב כַּכָּת֖וּב כַּכָּת֛וּב כַּכָּת֣וּב כַּכָּתֽוּב׃ כַּכָּתוּב֙ כַכָּת֑וּב כַכָּת֣וּב כָּ֝תְבֵ֗ם כָּ֝תַ֗ב כָּת֗וּב כָּת֣וּב כָּת֥וּב כָּתְב֣וּ כָּתַ֔ב כָּתַ֖בְתִּי כָּתַ֗ב כָּתַ֛ב כָּתַ֛בְתָּ כָּתַ֣ב כָּתַ֥ב כָּתַ֨ב כָּתַ֨בְתָּ כָּתַֽבְתָּ־ כָּתַב֙ כָּתָֽבְתָּ׃ כָּתוּב֙ כָת֔וּב כָת֗וּב כָתְבָ֥הּ כָתַ֣בְתִּי כֹּתֵ֥ב כְּתָב־ ככתבה ככתבם ככתוב ככתוב׃ כתב כתב־ כתבה כתבו כתבו׃ כתבים כתבים׃ כתבם כתבת כתבת־ כתבת׃ כתבתי כתוב כתובה כתובים ל֔וֹ לְךָ֙ לִכְתֹּ֛ב לִכְתֹּ֨ב לו לך לכתב נִכְתָּ֔ב נִכְתָּ֣ב נכתב תִּכְתְּב֤וּ תִּכְתֹּ֖ב תִּכְתֹּ֧ב תִּכָּ֣תֶב תִכְתֹּ֣ב תכתב תכתבו ’eḵ·tă·ḇen·nāh ’eḵ·tāḇ- ’eḵtāḇ- ’eḵtăḇennāh bak·kə·ṯu·ḇîm bakkəṯuḇîm bakketuVim bə·ḵā·ṯə·ḇōw bechateVo bəḵāṯəḇōw bichTov biḵ·ṯō·wḇ biḵṯōwḇ chakkaTuv chaTavti chateVah chaTuv chetuVah chetuVim echtaVennah Echtov hak·kā·ṯūḇ hak·kə·ṯū·ḇāh hak·kə·ṯu·ḇîm hak·kə·ṯū·ḇîm hak·kə·ṯū·ḇō·wṯ hak·kō·ṯə·ḇîm hakkāṯūḇ hakkaTuv hakkəṯūḇāh hakkəṯuḇîm hakkəṯūḇîm hakkəṯūḇōwṯ hakketuVah hakketuVim hakketuVot hakkōṯəḇîm hakkoteVim kā·ṯā·ḇə·tā kā·ṯaḇ kā·ṯaḇ·tā kā·ṯaḇ·tā- kā·ṯaḇ·tî ḵā·ṯaḇ·tî ḵā·ṯə·ḇāh kā·ṯə·ḇêm kā·ṯə·ḇū kā·ṯūḇ ḵā·ṯūḇ kak·kā·ṯūḇ ḵak·kā·ṯūḇ kakkāṯūḇ ḵakkāṯūḇ kakkaTuv kāṯaḇ kāṯāḇətā kāṯaḇtā kāṯaḇtā- kāṯaḇtî ḵāṯaḇtî kaTav kaTaveta katavta kaTavti ḵāṯəḇāh kāṯəḇêm kāṯəḇū kateVem kateVu kāṯūḇ ḵāṯūḇ kaTuv kə·ṯāḇ- kə·ṯō·wḇ kə·ṯōḇ kə·ṯū·ḇāh ḵə·ṯū·ḇāh kə·ṯu·ḇîm kə·ṯū·ḇîm ḵə·ṯū·ḇîm kəṯāḇ- keTo kəṯōḇ ketov kəṯōwḇ kəṯūḇāh ḵəṯūḇāh kəṯuḇîm kəṯūḇîm ḵəṯūḇîm ketuVah ketuVim kichtaVah kichtaVam kiḵ·ṯā·ḇāh kiḵ·ṯā·ḇām kiḵṯāḇāh kiḵṯāḇām kiṯ·ḇū kit·tê·ḇū kiṯḇū kittêḇū kitTevu kitVu kō·ṯêḇ kōṯêḇ koTev lə·ḵā leCha ləḵā lichTo liḵ·tōḇ liḵtōḇ lo lōw nichTav niḵ·tāḇ niḵtāḇ tichteVu tichTo tik·kā·ṯeḇ tiḵ·tə·ḇū tiḵ·tōḇ ṯiḵ·tōḇ tikkāṯeḇ tikKatev tiḵtəḇū tiḵtōḇ ṯiḵtōḇ ū·ḵə·ṯaḇ·tām ū·ḵə·ṯō·wḇ ū·ḵə·ṯōḇ ū·mə·ḵat·tə·ḇîm uchetavTam ucheTo ucheTov ūḵəṯaḇtām ūḵəṯōḇ ūḵəṯōwḇ umechatteVim ūməḵattəḇîm vaechTo vaiyichteVem vaiyichteVu vaiyichteVuha vaiyichTo vaiyichtov vaiyikkaTev vattichTo Vechatav vechatavTa vechatavTi vechaTov vechaTuv vechitVu vechoteVim veechTo venichTav veyichteVu veyikkaTev veyikkateVun wā’eḵtōḇ wā·’eḵ·tōḇ wat·tiḵ·tōḇ wattiḵtōḇ way·yik·kā·ṯêḇ way·yiḵ·tāḇ- way·yiḵ·tə·ḇêm way·yiḵ·tə·ḇū way·yiḵ·tə·ḇū·hā way·yiḵ·tōḇ wayyikkāṯêḇ wayyiḵtāḇ- wayyiḵtəḇêm wayyiḵtəḇū wayyiḵtəḇūhā wayyiḵtōḇ wə’eḵtōḇ wə·’eḵ·tōḇ wə·ḵā·ṯaḇ wə·ḵā·ṯaḇ·tā wə·ḵā·ṯaḇ·tî wə·ḵā·ṯō·wḇ wə·ḵā·ṯūḇ wə·ḵiṯ·ḇū wə·ḵō·ṯə·ḇîm wə·niḵ·tāḇ wə·yik·kā·ṯə·ḇūn wə·yik·kā·ṯêḇ wə·yiḵ·tə·ḇū wəḵāṯaḇ wəḵāṯaḇtā wəḵāṯaḇtî wəḵāṯōwḇ wəḵāṯūḇ wəḵiṯḇū wəḵōṯəḇîm wəniḵtāḇ wəyikkāṯêḇ wəyikkāṯəḇūn wəyiḵtəḇū yichteVem yichTo yik·kā·ṯê·ḇū yik·kā·ṯêḇ yiḵ·tə·ḇêm yiḵ·tōḇ yikkāṯêḇ yikkāṯêḇū yikkaTev yikkaTevu yiḵtəḇêm yiḵtōḇ
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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