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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #68 - אֶבֶן

Transliteration
'eben
Phonetics
eh'-ben
Origin
from the root of (H1129) through the meaning to build
Parts of Speech
Noun, Feminine
TWOT
9
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) stone (large or small)

1a) common stone (in natural state)

1b) stone, as material

1b1) of tablets

1b2) marble, hewn stones

1c) precious stones, stones of fire

1d) stones containing metal (ore), tool for work or weapon

1e) weight

1f) plummet (stones of destruction) also made of metal

1g) stonelike objects, eg hailstones, stony heart, ice

1h) sacred object, as memorial Samuel set up to mark where God helped Israel to defeat the Philistines

1i) (simile)

1i1) sinking in water, motionlessness

1i2) strength, firmness, solidity

1i3) commonness

1j) (metaphorically)

1j1) petrified with terror

1j2) perverse, hard heart

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5464 ‑ χάλαζα (khal'‑ad‑zah);  2729 ‑ κατισχύω (kat‑is‑khoo'‑o);  3035 ‑ λίθινος (lith'‑ee‑nos);  3037 ‑ λίθος (lee'‑thos);  3398 ‑ μικρός (mik‑ros', mik‑rot'‑er‑os);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (265)
Genesis
15
Exodus
30
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
24
Joshua
22
Judges
3
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
23
2 Kings
8
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
14
Nehemiah
3
Job
11
Psalms
3
Proverbs
9
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
13
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
17
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
9
NAS (251)
Genesis
15
Exodus
31
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
20
Joshua
21
Judges
3
1 Samuel
11
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
23
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
13
Nehemiah
3
Job
9
Psalms
3
Proverbs
10
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
13
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
12
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
8
HCS (267)
Genesis
15
Exodus
33
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
25
Joshua
22
Judges
3
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
19
2 Kings
8
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
14
Nehemiah
3
Job
11
Psalms
3
Proverbs
11
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
13
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
17
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
9
BSB (275)
Genesis
17
Exodus
33
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
25
Joshua
22
Judges
3
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
24
2 Kings
8
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
14
Nehemiah
3
Job
11
Psalms
3
Proverbs
11
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
17
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
9
ESV (217)
Genesis
15
Leviticus
10
Numbers
4
Deuteronomy
23
Joshua
21
Judges
3
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
22
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
8
2 Chronicles
14
Nehemiah
3
Job
10
Psalms
3
Proverbs
11
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
9
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
7
WEB (257)
Genesis
15
Exodus
34
Leviticus
7
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
20
Joshua
21
Judges
3
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
25
2 Kings
8
1 Chronicles
11
2 Chronicles
14
Nehemiah
3
Job
11
Psalms
2
Proverbs
9
Ecclesiastes
3
Isaiah
13
Jeremiah
7
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
14
Daniel
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Haggai
2
Zechariah
9
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1037) nb (בנ BN) AC: Build CO: Tent panel AB: Intelligence: The pictograph b is a picture of the tent. The n is a picture of a sprouting seed and represents continuity as the seed continues the next generation. The combined meaning of these letters mean “the continuing of the house”. The tent was constructed of woven goat hair. Over time the sun bleaches and weakens the goat hair necessitating their continual replacement. Each year the women make a new panel, approximately3feet wide and the length of the tent. The old panel is removed (being recycled into a wall or floor) and the new strip is added to the tent. Since the tent is only replaced one small piece at a time the tent essentially lasts forever. (eng: beam - a component of construction with an exchange for the m and n; between - with the t added)

A) nb (בנ BN) AC: ? CO: Tent Panel AB: ?: There are many similarities between building a tent out of goat hair panels and the building of a house out of sons (The idea of building a house with sons can be seen in ge303) . Just as the tent panels are added to continue the tent, sons are born to the family to continue the family line. Just as the tent is continually being renewed with new panels, the family is continually being renewed with new sons.

Nm) nb (בנ BN) - Son: One who continues the family line. [Hebrew and Aramaic; Transforms to rbwhen used in the possessive] KJV (4925): son, children, old, first, man, young, stranger, people - Strongs: H1121 (בֵּן), H1123 (בֵּן), H1247 (בַּר)

Nf2 ) tnb (בנת BNT) - Daughter: Also a village that resides outside of the city walls as the daughter of the city. [df: tb] KJV (588): daughter, town, village, first, apple, branches, children, company, eye, old - Strongs: H1323 (בַּת)

im ) nbt (תבנ TBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (17): straw, stubble, chaff - Strongs: H8401 (תֶּבֶן)

aim) nbtm (מתבנ MTBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks, made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (1): straw - Strongs: H4963 (מַתְבֵּן)

B) nnb (בננ BNN) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: The building of a family or a structure for housing the family.

bm) ninb (בנינ BNYN) - Building: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (8): building - Strongs: H1146 (בִּנְיָן), H1147 (בִּנְיָן)

C) nba (אבנ ABN) AC: Build CO: Stone AB: ?

Nf ) nba (אבנ ABN) - Stone: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (282): stone - Strongs: H68 (אֶבֶן), H69 (אֶבֶן), H70 (אֹבְנַיִם)

F) nbe (הבנ HBN) AC: ? CO: Hard AB: ?: The hardness of stone or brick.

Nm) nbe (הבנ HBN) - Ebony: A hard wood. KJV (1): ebony - Strongs: H1894 (הָבְנִים)

G) neb (בהנ BHN) AC: Build CO: Thumb AB: ?: The part of the body understood as the builder by the Hebrews.

Nf) neb (בהנ BHN) - Thumb: Also the big toe by extension. KJV (16): thumb, great toe - Strongs: H931 (בֹּהֶן)

H) enb (בנה BNH) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: A structure built for occupation.

V) enb (בנה BNH) - Build: To build or construct a building, home or family. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (398): (vf: Paal, Niphal) build, build up, builder, repair, set up, building, make, children - Strongs: H1124 (בְּנָא), H1129 (בָּנָה)

bf1) einb (בניה BNYH) - Building: KJV (1): building - Strongs: H1140 (בִּנְיָה)

hm) enbm (מבנה MBNH) - Structure: The framework of a building. KJV (1): frame - Strongs: H4011 (מִבְנֶה)

iff2) tinbt (תבנית TBNYT) - Pattern: A model or pattern for building something. KJV (20): pattern, likeness, form, similtude, figure - Strongs: H8403 (תַּבְנִית)

J) nfb (בונ BWN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Intelligence: The skill of the mind and hands to build. Before the tent is constructed the location and orientation must be carefully considered according to weather, view and size. The planning and building of a house, structure or family.

im) nfbt (תבונ TBWN) - Intelligence: One able to plan and build. KJV (43): understanding, discretion, reasons, skillfulness, wisdom - Strongs: H8394 (תּוֹבֻנָה)

M) nib (בינ BYN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Understand: The tent was usually divided into two parts, one for the females and the other for the male. The wall makes a distinction between the two sides. Understanding as the ability to discern between two or more things.

V) nib (בינ BYN) - Understand: KJV (170): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) understand, cunning, skilful, teacher, taught, consider, perceive, wise, viewed, discern, prudent, consider - Strongs: H995 (בִּין)

Nm) nib (בינ BYN) - Between: As the wall is between the two sides of the tent. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (36): between, among, asunder, betwixt, within, out of, from - Strongs: H996 (בַּיִן), H997 (בֵּין), H1143 (בֵּנַיִם)

Nf1) enib (בינה BYNH) - Understanding: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (39): understanding, wisdom, knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understand - Strongs: H998 (בִּינָה), H999 (בִּינָה)

Adopted Roots:

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֶבֶן with suff. אַבְנוֹ pl. אֲבָנִים, אַבְנֵי, (commonly fem. and so Job 28:2, but masc. 1 Samuel 17:40).

(1) a stone of any kind, whether rough or polished, very large or very small. Collect. stones, Genesis 11:3. Used of the foundation stone of a house, Isaiah 28:16 of vessels of stone, Exodus 7:19 Syr. ܙܰܒܢܳܙ id., but of rare occurrence. Eth. እብን፡ Metaph. 1 Samuel 25:37, “and he became a stone” stiff as a stone. לֵב הָאֶבֶן “a stony (i.e. hard) heart,” Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26 used also of a bold and intrepid mind, Job 41:16, אֶבֶן בָּרָד “hail stone;” Isaiah 30:30 whence Joshua 10:11, אֲבָנִים גְּדֹלוֹת is used of great hailstones, called a little below אַבְנֵי הַבָּרָד.

(2) κατʼ ἐξοχὴν, a precious stone, a gem, Exodus 28:9, sqq. 35:27 more fully אֶבֶן חֵפֶץ, Isaiah 54:12 אֶבֶן חֵן, Proverbs 17:8 אֶבֶן יְקָרָה, Ezekiel 28:13, which latter is also used of stones for building, as of marble, 1 Kings 10:2, 11 1 Kings 10:11.

(3) stone ore, ore (Erzftein), Job 28:2. In Arabic they say in the dual حَجَرَتَانِ, “both stones,” of gold and silver.

(4) rock, Genesis 49:24, אֶבֶן יִשְׂרָאֵל “the rock of Israel,” i.e. Jehovah; comp. צוּר.

(5) a weight of the balance (from stones having anciently been used, as they still are in the East, for weights; compare Germ. Stein, a large weight used especially in weighing wool [so also the English stone]); this word is used even when the weight was not made of stone; אֶבֶן וָאֶבֶן “divers weights,” Deuteronomy 25:13 אַבְנֵי כִיס weights carried in a bag, Proverbs 16:11; Zechariah 5:8, אֶבֶן הָעוֹפֶרֶת “a weight of lead,” Zechariah 4:10 אֶבֶן הַבְּדִיל also a plummet, Isaiah 34:11 “He will stretch over it the line of wasting (וְאַבְנֵי בּהוּ) and the plummet of desolation,” i.e. all shall be destroyed as if by rule and line. (As to the thing, comp. Amos 7:8.)

(6) Sometimes stones serve to designate places geographically; thus

(a) אֶבֶן עֵזֶר “stone of help” [Eben-ezer], placed at Mizpeh by Samuel, 1 Samuel 4:1, 5:1 7:12.

(b) אֶבֶן הָאֶזֶל “stone of departure,” 1 Samuel 20:19 compare זֹחֶלֶת.

אֶבֶן emphat. st. אַבְנָא Ch. id. Daniel 2:34, 35.

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List of Word Forms
אֲבָנִ֑ים אֲבָנִ֔ים אֲבָנִ֖ים אֲבָנִ֗ים אֲבָנִ֜ים אֲבָנִ֣ים אֲבָנִ֣ים ׀ אֲבָנִ֤ים אֲבָנִ֤ים ׀ אֲבָנִ֥ים אֲבָנִ֧ים אֲבָנִ֨ים אֲבָנִֽים׃ אֲבָנִים֙ אֲבָנֶ֑יהָ אֲבָנֶ֔יהָ אֲבָנֶ֛יהָ אֲבָנֶ֣יהָ אֲבָנַ֔יִךְ אֲבָנָ֣יו אֲבָנָֽיו׃ אֲבָנָיו֙ אֶ֔בֶן אֶ֖בֶן אֶ֙בֶן֙ אֶ֛בֶן אֶ֜בֶן אֶ֝בֶן אֶ֣בֶן אֶ֤בֶן אֶ֥בֶן אֶ֧בֶן אֶ֨בֶן אֶ֭בֶן אֶֽבֶן־ אֶבֶן֒ אַבְנ֜וֹ אַבְנֵ֣י אַבְנֵ֤י אַבְנֵ֥י אַבְנֵי֙ אַבְנֵי־ אַבְנֵיהֶֽם׃ אָ֑בֶן אָֽבֶן׃ אבן אבן־ אבן׃ אבנו אבני אבני־ אבניה אבניהם׃ אבניו אבניו׃ אבניך אבנים אבנים׃ בְּאֶ֖בֶן בְּאֶ֣בֶן בְּאֶ֥בֶן בְּאַבְנֵ֣י בָּֽאֲבָנִ֔ים בָּֽאֲבָנִים֙ בָּאֲבָנִ֑ים בָּאֲבָנִ֖ים בָּאֲבָנִ֣ים בָּאֲבָנִֽים׃ בָּאֲבָנִים֙ בָּאֲבָנִים֮ בָּאֶ֛בֶן בָּאֶ֣בֶן בָּאָ֑בֶן בָֽאֲבָנִים֙ בָאֲבָנִ֖ים בָאָֽבֶן׃ באבן באבן׃ באבני באבנים באבנים׃ הָ֣אֲבָנִ֔ים הָֽאֲבָנִ֔ים הָֽאֲבָנִים֙ הָאֲבָנִ֑ים הָאֲבָנִ֔ים הָאֲבָנִ֖ים הָאֲבָנִ֗ים הָאֲבָנִ֛ים הָאֲבָנִ֣ים הָאֲבָנִ֥ים הָאֲבָנִ֨ים הָאֶ֔בֶן הָאֶ֖בֶן הָאֶ֗בֶן הָאֶ֙בֶן֙ הָאֶ֛בֶן הָאֶ֣בֶן הָאֶ֤בֶן הָאֶ֥בֶן הָאֶ֧בֶן האבן האבנים וְ֝אֶ֗בֶן וְ֠הָאֲבָנִים וְאֶ֖בֶן וְאֶ֣בֶן וְאֶ֥בֶן וְאַ֨בְנֵי־ וְאַבְנֵ֖י וְאַבְנֵ֣י וְאַבְנֵ֥י וְאַבְנֵ֨י וְאַבְנֵי־ וְהָאֲבָנִ֖ים וְהָאֶ֣בֶן וְהָאֶ֥בֶן וְלָאֶ֙בֶן֙ וַאֲבָנִים֙ וַאֲבָנַ֤יִךְ וָ֭אֶבֶן וָאֶ֔בֶן וָאֶ֖בֶן וָאָ֑בֶן וָאָֽבֶן׃ וּבְאֶ֥בֶן וּבָאֲבָנִ֖ים וּבָאֲבָנִֽים׃ וּבָאֶ֔בֶן וּלְאֶ֣בֶן וּלְאַבְנֵ֖י ואבן ואבן׃ ואבני ואבני־ ואבניך ואבנים ובאבן ובאבנים ובאבנים׃ והאבן והאבנים ולאבן ולאבני כְּאֶ֣בֶן כְּאַבְנֵי־ כָּ֭אֶבֶן כָּאֲבָנִ֑ים כָּאָ֑בֶן כאבן כאבני־ כאבנים לְאֶ֣בֶן לְאַבְנֵ֣י לְאַבְנֵי־ לְאָ֔בֶן לְאָֽבֶן׃ לָאֲבָנִ֥ים לאבן לאבן׃ לאבני לאבני־ לאבנים מֵאֶ֔בֶן מֵאַבְנֵ֣י מאבן מאבני ’ă·ḇā·na·yiḵ ’ă·ḇā·nāw ’ă·ḇā·ne·hā ’ă·ḇā·nîm ’ā·ḇen ’aḇ·nê ’aḇ·nê- ’aḇ·nê·hem ’aḇ·nōw ’ăḇānāw ’ăḇānayiḵ ’ăḇānehā ’ăḇānîm ’āḇen ’aḇnê ’aḇnê- ’aḇnêhem ’aḇnōw ’e·ḇen ’e·ḇen- ’eḇen ’eḇen- avaNav avaNayich avaNeiha avaNim Aven avnei avneiHem avNo bā’ăḇānîm ḇā’ăḇānîm bā’āḇen ḇā’āḇen bā’eḇen bā·’ă·ḇā·nîm ḇā·’ă·ḇā·nîm bā·’ā·ḇen ḇā·’ā·ḇen bā·’e·ḇen baavaNim baAven baEven bə’aḇnê bə’eḇen bə·’aḇ·nê bə·’e·ḇen beavNei beEven Even hā’ăḇānîm hā’eḇen hā·’ă·ḇā·nîm hā·’e·ḇen haavaNim haEven kā’ăḇānîm kā’āḇen kā’eḇen kā·’ă·ḇā·nîm kā·’ā·ḇen kā·’e·ḇen kaavaNim kaAven Kaeven kə’aḇnê- kə’eḇen kə·’aḇ·nê- kə·’e·ḇen keavnei keEven lā’ăḇānîm lā·’ă·ḇā·nîm laavaNim lə’āḇen lə’aḇnê lə’aḇnê- lə’eḇen lə·’ā·ḇen lə·’aḇ·nê lə·’aḇ·nê- lə·’e·ḇen leAven leavNei leEven mê’aḇnê mê’eḇen mê·’aḇ·nê mê·’e·ḇen meavNei meEven ū·ḇā·’ă·ḇā·nîm ū·ḇā·’e·ḇen ū·ḇə·’e·ḇen ū·lə·’aḇ·nê ū·lə·’e·ḇen ūḇā’ăḇānîm ūḇā’eḇen ūḇə’eḇen ūlə’aḇnê ūlə’eḇen uleavNei uleEven uvaavaNim uvaEven uvEven vaavaNayich vaavaNim vaAven vaEven veavNei veEven Vehaavanim vehaEven velaEven wa’ăḇānayiḵ wa’ăḇānîm wā’āḇen wā’eḇen wa·’ă·ḇā·na·yiḵ wa·’ă·ḇā·nîm wā·’ā·ḇen wā·’e·ḇen wə’aḇnê wə’aḇnê- wə’eḇen wə·’aḇ·nê wə·’aḇ·nê- wə·’e·ḇen wə·hā·’ă·ḇā·nîm wə·hā·’e·ḇen wə·lā·’e·ḇen wəhā’ăḇānîm wəhā’eḇen wəlā’eḇen
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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