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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6187 - עֵרֶךְ
1) order, row, estimate, things that are set in order, layer, pile
1a) order, row
1b) estimate, valuation
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עֵרֶךְ m. with suff. עֶרְכִּי
(1) row, pile, of the shewbread, Exodus 40:23.
(2) preparation, a putting in order, specially of clothes, arms. Judges 17:10, עֵרֶךְ בְּנָדִים “an equipment of garments” (Ausrüftung mit Kleidern), i.e. everything belonging to clothing. Well rendered in the Vatic. LXX. στολὴ ἱματίων, for στολὴ is the word appropriated to this idea (compare Lat. stola); Alex. ζεῦγος ἱματίων, whence Vulg. vestem duplicem (which is sought to be defended by Lud. De Dieu, on the passage). Used of the armature (as if garment) of the crocodile, Job 41:4.
(3) estimation, assessment, taxation. בְּעֶרְכְךָ according to thy estimation, Leviticus 5:15, 18, 25 27:12, כְּעֶרְכְּךָ הַכֹּחֵן “according to thy estimation,” the priest’s, I mean, for so we must take the phrase. Verse, בְּעֶרְכְּךָ נְפָשׁוֹת לַיחוָֹה “according to thy (the priest’s) estimation men (are offered) to God.” (Compare on this passage De Wette, and Dettinger, in Theol. Studien und Kritiken, 1831, page 303; 1832, page 395, 396.) Hence used of the price at which anything is estimated. Job 28:13. Psalms 55:14, אַתָּה אֱנוֹשׁ כְּעֶרְכִּי “thou a man, whom I reckon equal with myself.”
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11