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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5957 - עָלַם
1) perpetuity, antiquity, for ever
gm) mlfo (אהולמ AhWLM) - Ancient: A distant time in the past or future, as a time hidden from the present. KJV (439): ever, everlasting, old, perpetual, evermore, never, time, ancient, world, always, alway, long, more - Strongs: H5769 (עֹלָם)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עָלַם to hide, to conceal. In Kal only occurring in part. pass. עֲלֻמִים hidden (sins), Psalms 90:8.
Niphal נֶעְלַםִ to be hidden, to lie hid, Nahum 3:11 followed by מִן of person from whom any thing is hid, Leviticus 5:2 and מֵעֵינֵי 4:13 Numbers 5:13. Part. נַעֲלָמִים secret men, crafty, Psalms 26:4.
(1) to hide, followed by מִן from any one, 2 Kings 4:27. Specially
(a) הֶעֱלִים עֵינַיִם followed by מִן to hide the eyes, i.e. to turn them away from any one, implying neglect, Ezekiel 22:26 and refusing aid, Isaiah 1:15 compare Proverbs 28:27 sometimes connivance, Leviticus 20:4; 1 Samuel 12:3 (followed by בְּ). Without עֵינַיִם Psalms 10:1.
(b) הֶעֱלִים אֹזֶן to hide the ear, not to choose to hear, Lamentations 3:56.
(2) to hide, to cover over with words, i.e. to chide, to rebuke (opp. to throw light on, i.e. to praise), Job 42:3.
Hithpael, to hide one’s self. Job 6:16 used of rivers, עָלֵימוֹ יִתְעַלֵּם־שֶׁלֶנ “in which the snow hideth itself,” i.e. the snow water in the spring (עַל here having the signification of approach, see No. 1, b, α). Followed by מִן to turn oneself away from any thing, to withdraw from it; Deuteronomy 22:1, Deuteronomy 22:3, Deuteronomy 22:4. Psalms 55:2, אַל־תִּתְעַלֵּם מִתְּחִנָּתִי “hide not thyself from my supplication;” Isaiah 58:7.
Derived nouns, עוֹלָם, עֵילוֹם, תַּעֲלֻמָה [also עַלְמָה, see note on that word].
II. עָלַם or
the Third Week after Epiphany