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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4503 - מִנְחָה
1) gift, tribute, offering, present, oblation, sacrifice, meat offering
1a) gift, present
1c) offering (to God)
1d) grain offering
1307) hn (נהה NHh) AC: Guide CO: Rest AB: ?: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the h is a picture of a wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "continue outside". The shepherd would guide his flock to a place of water. Here is water for drinking as well as green grass for pasturing. Once the flock arrives, they are free to rest after the long journey. A guided journey to a place of rest. A sigh of rest. (eng: night - from the German nocht, as the time of rest)
Nm) na (אנהה ANHh) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [Aramaic only; The plural form of this word meaning, we, is anhnaor anhna] [df: ana hna] KJV (20): I, me, we - Strongs: H576 (אֲנָא), H586 (אֲנַחְנָה)
fm) ihna (אנההי ANHhY) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [The plural form of this word meaning, we, is fnhna, fnhnand fna] [df: ykna yna] KJV (29): I, me, we, ourselves, mine - Strongs: H580 (אֲנוּ), H587 (אֲנַחְנוּ), H589 (אֲנִי), H595 (אָנֹכִי), H5168 (נַחְנוּ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) a gift, Genesis 32:14, 19 Genesis 32:19, 21 Genesis 32:21, 43:11, 15 Genesis 43:15, 25 Genesis 43:25, 26 Genesis 43:26, etc.
(2) tribute, which was exacted from a tributary people under the milder name of a gift (Diod. i. 58), 2 Samuel 8:2, 2 Samuel 8:6; 1 Kings 5:1; 2 Kings 17:4; Psalms 72:10.
(3) a gift offered to a divinity, a sacrifice, Genesis 4:3,, specially a sacrifice without blood, opp. to זֶבַח a bloody sacrifice, Leviticus 2:1,,, 6:7, seq.; 7:9. Hence זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה, Psalms 40:7; Jeremiah 17:26; Daniel 9:27.
מִנְחָה Ch. id. Daniel 2:46; Ezra 7:17.
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