the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #4074 - מָדַי
Media or Medes or Madai = “middle land”
1) a people descended from the son of Japheth and who inhabited the territory of Media (noun proper masculine)
2) land inhabited by the descendants of Japheth; located northwest of Persia proper, south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, east of Armenia and Assyria, and west and northwest of the great salt desert of Iram (noun proper locative)
terr. Medes, Media (Old Persian Mâda Sp APK, Assyrian Madai COT Gloss, and on Genesis 10.. 2 Dl Par. 247); —
1 people, as 'son' of Japhet Genesis 10:2 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:5; as hostile power Isaiah 13:17; Isaiah 21:2; זֶרַע מָדַי Daniel 9:1; land and people, מַלְכֵי מָדַי Jeremiah 25:25 (+ מַלְכֵי עֵילָם), Jeremiah 51:11,28; וּפָרַס׳מַלְכֵי מ Daniel 8:20; compare מָּרַס וּמָדַי Esther 1:3,14,18,19; Esther 10:2; ᵐ5 Μαδαι.
2 of land alone = Media 2 Kings 17:6; 2 Kings 18:11 (both עָרֵי מָדָ֑י).
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מָדַי f. (Isaiah 21:2) Media, Genesis 10:2; Esther 1:3; 2 Kings 17:6, 18:11 Jeremiah 25:25, 51:11, 28 Jeremiah 51:28, and the Medes, Isaiah 13:17, 21:2 Daniel 9:1. (syr. ܡܰܕܰܝ id.) Gent. noun מָדִי a Mede, Daniel 11:1. [Various conjectures have been advanced as to the etymology: some of these lead to the signification of midst, middle.]
מָדַי Ch. id. Media, Ezra 6:2; Daniel 5:28, 6:13. Gentile noun emphat. מָדָאָה, מָדָיָא כתיב a Mede, Daniel 6:1.
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