Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #405 - אֶכֶף
1) pressure, urgency, burden
1247) pk (כפ KP) AC: Press CO: Palm AB: Tame: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "palm open". The curved shape of the open palm. (eng: cap - as a bowl shaped covering; cuff - as at the palm)
Nf) pk (כפ KP) - Palm: Also the sole of the feet or other palm shaped object such as a spoon. KJV (193): hand, spoon, sole, palm, hollow, handful, apiece, branch, cloud - Strongs: H3709 (כַּף), H3710 (כֵּף)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֶכֶף m. a load, a burden, and metaph. weight, authority, dignity, like ·כָּבוֹד Job 33:7, וְאַכְפִּי עָלֶיךָ לֹא יִכְבַּד “and my burden (dignity) shall not be heavy upon thee.” So Ch., Syr., while LXX. ἡ χείρ μου, and so Kimchi, regarding אֶכֶף as i.q. בַּף in a similar place, 13:21. The former explanation is however preferable.
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