Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5603 - סָפַן
1) to cover, cover in, wainscotted, covered with boards or panelling
1a1) to cover in, panel
1a2) covered, panelled (participle)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
סָפַן fut. יִסְפֹּן prop. to cover (comp. the kindred roots צָפַן, שָׂפַן). Hence
(1) to cover, as with beams or rafters; followed by two acc., 1 Kings 6:9, 7:3.
(2) to floor, to cover with boards, 1 Kings 7:7; Jeremiah 22:14; Haggai 1:4.
(3) to hide, to preserve. Deuteronomy 33:21, וַיַּרְא בִּי־שָׁם הֶלְקַת מְחֹקֵק סָפוּן “and he saw a portion assigned by the law-giver there preserved,” (סָפוּן agrees in gender not with חֶלְקָה to which it refers, but with the nearer word מְחֹקֵק, comp. 1 Samuel 2:4 Lehrg. p. 721).
Derived nouns סִפּוּן, סְפִינָה.
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