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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #55 - אָבַךְ

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1) to roll, turn

1a) (Hithpael) to roll, roll up, billow

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (1)
Isaiah 1
NAS (2)
Isaiah 2
HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
BSB (1)
Isaiah 1
ESV (1)
Isaiah 1
WEB (1)
Isaiah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1034) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: Tears AB: ?: The pictograph b is a tent representing what is inside. The k is the palms of the hand. Combined these mean the "inside the palms". The placing of one eyes in the palms when crying. A weeping from mourning or from the billowing of smoke in the eyes.

A) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: ? AB: ?

Nf4 ) tikb (בכית BKYT) - Weeping: KJV (1): mourning - Strongs: H1068 (בְּכִית)

fm) ikb (בכי BKY) - Weep: KJV (30): weep, overflowing, sore - Strongs: H1065 (בְּכִי)

C) kba (אבכ ABK) AC: Roll CO: ? AB: ?: The rolling of the tears down the cheek.

V) kba (אבכ ABK) - Roll: The rolling of smoke. KJV (1): (vf: Hitpael) mount up - Strongs: H55 (אָבַךְ)

E) akb (בכא BKA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) akb (בכא BKA) - Balsam: A tree that weeps sap when cut. KJV (4): mulberry tree - Strongs: H1057 (בָּכָא)

H) ekb (בכה BKH) AC: Weep CO: ? AB: ?

V) ekb (בכה BKH) - Weep: KJV (114): (vf: Paal, Piel) weep, bewail, sore, mourned, wail - Strongs: H1058 (בָּכָה)

Nm) ekb (בכה BKH) - Weep: KJV (1): sore - Strongs: H1059 (בֶּכֶה)

J) kfb (בוכ BWK) AC: Entangle CO: ? AB: Confusion: To be tangled, confused or lost in a place of uncertainty that can bring one to tears.

V) kfb (בוכ BWK) - Entangled: KJV (3): (vf: Niphal) perplexed, entangled - Strongs: H943 (בּוּךְ)

kf1) ekfbm (מבוכה MBWKH) - Confusion: A state of entanglement. KJV (2): perplexity - Strongs: H3998 (מְבוּכָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אָבַךְ] verb turn (?) (compare Assyrian Abâku Dl w = הָפַךְ; Thes MV and others compare בוך)

Hithpa`elוַיִּתְאַבְכוּ Isaiah 9:17; roll, roll up, as volume of smoke (of Israel under figure of thickets of forest) see De & compare הִתִהַמֵּךְ Judges 7:3.

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

אָבַךְ a root ἅπαξ λεγόμ. prob. to roll, to roll up, also to intertwine, wälzen, wickeln, ver=wickeln. Kindred roots are בּוּךְ بَاكَ to intertwine, to be entangled; נָבַךְ to boil up, aufwallen, aufquellen, [“סָבַךְ to interweave, to braid.”-Ges. add.]; also the more harsh הָפַךְ افك to turn.

Hithpael, to be rolled together, used of smoke, which lifts itself up in the air in a dense volume, not unlike water bubbling forth from the fountain; Isaiah 9:17, וַיִּתְאַבְּכוּ גֵּאוּת עָשָׁן “and they shall be rolled together with the lifting up of smoke,” daß es in Rauch aufwalle (das Dickicht), comp. Vulg., Syr. Syr. ܙܬܙܒܟ is explained by grammarians, to be proud, to walk proudly, perhaps, prop. to roll one-self forward, used of the walk of a corpulent man, fich fortwälzen.


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List of Word Forms
וַיִּֽתְאַבְּכ֖וּ ויתאבכו vaiyitabbeChu way·yiṯ·’ab·bə·ḵū wayyiṯ’abbəḵū
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