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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #3871 - לֻחַ
1) board, slab, tablet, plank
1a) tablets (of stone)
1b) boards (of wood)
1c) plate (of metal)
1261) hl (להה LHh) AC: Lick CO: Moist AB: ?: The pictograph l represents authority and the tongue as the authority, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "tongue outside". When the lips are dry, the tongue licks the lips to moisten them. (eng: lick - an exchange for the ck and h; liquid - an exchange for the q and h and the addition of the uid.)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 chiefly of stone tablets on which ten words were written Exodus 24:12; Exodus 31:18b; Exodus 32:16 (twice in verse); Exodus 32:19 (all E), Exodus 34:1 (3t. in verse); Exodus 34:4 (twice in verse); Exodus 34:28 (all J), Deuteronomy 4:13; Deuteronomy 5:19; Deuteronomy 9:9,10,11,17; Deuteronomy 10:1,2(twice in verse); Deuteronomy 10:3 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 10:4,5; 1 Kings 8:9; 2 Chronicles 5:10; הָעֵדֻת׳ל Exodus 31:18a; Exodus 32:15; compare Exodus 34:29 (all P); הַבְּרִית׳ל Deuteronomy 9:9,11,15; tablet for writing prophecy Isaiah 30:8 ׅ "" (סֵפֶר, Habakkuk 2:2, and figurative, b>לוּחַ לָבְּךָ Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 7:3 (for writing wise counsel), compare Jeremiah 17:1 (inscribing sin of Judah); (verb mostly כָּחַב Exodus 31:18b; Exodus 32:15; Deuteronomy 9:10; עַל׳כ Exodus 34:1,28; Deuteronomy 4:13; Deuteronomy 5:19; Deuteronomy 10:2,4; Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 7:3; Isaiah 30:8; חָרַשׁ עַל Jeremiah 17:1; כָּרַת followed by accusative Deuteronomy 9:9 compare 1 Kings 8:9 2 Chronicles 5:10; חָרַת עַל Exodus 32:16; בֵּאֵר עַל Habakkuk 2:2).
2 wooden boards, composing altar of tabernacle Exodus 27:8; Exodus 38:7; planks composing ship (figurative of Tyre) Ezekiel 27:5; cf, נָצוּר עָלָיהָ לוּחַ אָ֑רֶז Song of Solomon 8:9, of door.
3 (metal) plates on bases of lavers in Solomon's temple 1 Kings 7:36.