the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #6951 - קָהָל
1) assembly, company, congregation, convocation
1a1) for evil counsel, war or invasion, religious purposes
1b) company (of returning exiles)
1c1) as organised body
1426) lq (קל QL) AC: Gather CO: Shepherd AB: ?: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff representing authority. Combined these mean "gathering to the staff". When the shepherd called the sheep they swiftly came to him. The staff of the shepherd was his tool of authority. With it he would direct, discipline and protect the flock. (eng: clown; call - to call together)
A) lq (קל QL) AC: ? CO: Light AB: ?: The Shepherd traveled light allowing him to move swiftly. He carried with him a long staff for directing the sheep as well as to protect them from predators. The shepherd also carried a bag, which included dried foods including grains and meat. Also, making light of someone or something as in shame, curse or dishonor.
H) elq (קלה QLH) AC: ? CO: Light AB: ?: The Shepherd traveled light allowing him to move swiftly. He carried with him a long staff for directing the sheep as well as to protect them from predators. The shepherd also carried a bag, which included dried foods including grains and meat. Also, making light of someone or something as in shame, curse or dishonor.
V) elq (קלה QLH) - I. Dry:To dry foods, grains and meats, to preserve them. Dried foods are carried by the shepherd. II. Light:To be light in stature, worthless. KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Participle) roast, dried, parched, loathsome, vile, condemn, esteem, despise, base, light - Strongs: H7033 (קָלָה), H7034 (קָלָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 assembly specially convoked:
a. for evil counsel, "" סוד Genesis 49:6 (poem); מרעים׳ק Psalm 26:5; for civil affairs Proverbs 5:14 (see Toy), Proverbs 26:26; Job 30:28 (Di publice).
b. for war or invasion, Numbers 22:4 (E), Judges 20:2; Judges 21:5,8; 1 Samuel 17:47; Ezekiel 16:40; Ezekiel 38:7 (plural only here), + 8t. Ezekiel; גדול׳ק ("" חיל רב) Ezekiel 38:15; רב׳ק ("" חיל גדול) Ezekiel 17:17; Ezekiel 38:4; גוים׳ק Jeremiah 50:9; עמים׳ק Ezekiel 23:24; Ezekiel 32:3.
c. company of returning exiles, Jeremiah 31:8; Ezra 2:64 = Nehemiah 7:66.
d. for religious purposes, to hear words of ׳י at Horeb Deuteronomy 5:19, ׳ביום הק Deuteronomy 9:10; Deuteronomy 10:4 (gloss, not in ᵐ5), Deuteronomy 18:16; word of Jeremiah Jeremiah 26:17; Jeremiah 44:15; for feasts, fasts and worship 2 Chronicles 20:5; 30:25 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 5:13; Joel 2:16; Psalm 107:32; רב׳ק Psalm 22:26 4t.; לרב מְאֹד׳וַיֵּאָֽסְפו ק֗֗֗ 2 Chronicles 30:13; גדול׳ק 1 Kings 8:65 2 Chronicles 7:8; ׳בתוך (ה)ק 2 Chronicles 20:14; Psalm 22:23.
2 congregation, as organized body:
a. of Israel: יהוה׳ק Micah 2:5; Numbers 16:3; Numbers 20:4 (P), 1 Chronicles 28:8; (׳י) ׳באבק Deuteronomy 23:2; Deuteronomy 23:3 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 23:4 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 23:9; Nehemiah 13:1; Lamentations 1:10; ישׂראל׳כל ק Deuteronomy 31:30; Joshua 8:35 (D) Leviticus 16:17 (P) 1 Kings 8:14 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 8:22,55 2 Chronicles 6:3 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 6:12,13,1Kings 12:3; 1 Chronicles 13:2; עדת ישׂראל׳כל ק Exodus 12:6 (ᵐ5 reads בני before ׳יִשׂ), Numbers 14:5 (P; ᵐ5 συναγωγή; ᵑ0 probably conflation); ׳כל עם הק Leviticus 16:33; ׳כל הק Exodus 16:3 (P) 1 Chronicles 13:4 12t. Chronicles; ׳הק Leviticus 4:13,14,21 8t. Numbers (P) 8t. 2Chronicles
b. restored community in Jerusalem Ezra 10:12,14; Nehemiah 8:2,17; הֵגּוֺלָה׳ק Ezra 10:8; later the better part of it, חסידים׳ק Psalm 149:1.
c. of angels, קדשׁים׳ק Psalm 89:6.
d. more General: company, assembled multitude, גוים׳ק Genesis 35:11 (P), עמים׳ק Genesis 28:3; Genesis 48:4 (P), רפאים׳ק Proverbs 21:16.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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