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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6106 - עֶצֶם
1) bone, essence, substance
1a1) body, limbs, members, external body
1b) bone (of animal)
1c) substance, self
V) myo (אהתסמ AhTsM) - I. Abundant:To be strong in might or numbers. From the abundant number of bones in the body. II. Shut:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (20): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) increase, mighty, strong, more, broken, close, great, shut - Strongs: H6105 (עָצַם)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) bone; so called from its firmness and strength; see the root No. 2. Arab. عَظْمُ, Genesis 2:23; Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12, etc. Plur. עֲצָמִים constr. עַצְמֵי Psalms 6:3, 31:11 32:3 more often also עֲצָמֹות Psalms 51:10; Proverbs 14:30 often used of the bones of the dead (compare יָדֹות, בַּפֹּות), Exodus 13:19; Joshua 24:32 -2 Samuel 21:1214 ; 2 Kings 23:14, 18 2 Kings 23:18, 20 2 Kings 23:20.
(2) body, bodily form, Lamentations 4:7.
(3) Followed by a genit.; it is used instead of the pronoun itself (compare syn. גֶּרֶם No. 3, and Arab. عين eye, himself); but only used of things, e.g. בְּעֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה in that very day, Genesis 7:13, 17:23, 26 Genesis 17:26. Exodus 24:10, כְּעֶצֶם הַשָּׁמַיִם “as the heaven itself.” Job 21:23, בְּעֵצֶם תֻּמֹּו “in his uprightness itself.”
(4) [Ezem, Azem], pr.n. of a town in the tribe of Simeon, Joshua 15:29, 19:3 1 Chronicles 4:29.
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