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Strong's #4532 - מַסָּה

Root Word (Etymology)
the same as (H4531)
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Massah = “temptation”

1) the place in the wilderness where the Israelites tested Jehovah

1a) also ‘Meribah’

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 3
NAS (5)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 3
Psalms 1
HCS (5)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 3
Psalms 1
BSB (4)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 3
ESV (3)
Deuteronomy 3
WEB (4)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 3
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 III. מַסָּה proper name, of a location where Israel tried׳י in the wilderness, Exodus 17:7 (JE), Deuteronomy 6:16; Deuteronomy 9:22; Psalm 95:8 (all ᵐ5 ()πειρασμός), where Levi was tested Deuteronomy 33:8 (ᵐ5 πείρᾳ). ** See GallKultstätten 32 interprets as place of trial (ancient judgment-place) and identification with Kadesh, called also (מֵי) מְרִיבָה and עֵין מִשְׁמָּט.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַסָּה f. (from the root נָסָה), plur. מַסּוֹת temptation, trials; used of

(1) the great deeds of God, by which he would both prove and excite the faith of his people, Deuter. 4:34 7:19 29:2. On the other hand

(2) a temptation of Jehovah is i.q. a complaining against him, Psalms 95:8 whence [Massah], the pr.n. of a place in the desert מַסָּה Exodus 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:16, 9:22 33:8.

(3) calamity, by which God tries any one, πειρασμός, N. T., Job 9:23.

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List of Word Forms
בְּמַסָּ֔ה בַּמַּסָּֽה׃ במסה במסה׃ וּבְמַסָּ֔ה ובמסה מַסָּ֖ה מסה bam·mas·sāh bammasSah bammassāh bə·mas·sāh bemasSah bəmassāh mas·sāh masSah massāh ū·ḇə·mas·sāh ūḇəmassāh uvemasSah
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