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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7068 - קִנְאָה
1) ardour, zeal, jealousy
1a) ardour, jealousy, jealous disposition (of husband)
1a1) sexual passion
1b) ardour of zeal (of religious zeal)
1b1) of men for God
1b2) of men for the house of God
1b3) of God for his people
1c) ardour of anger
1c1) of men against adversaries
1c2) of God against men
1d) envy (of man)
1e) jealousy (resulting in the wrath of God)
1428) nq (קנ QN) AC: Acquire CO: Nest AB: Zealous: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "gathering for the seeds". The parent birds go about gathering materials to build a nest where they will raise their seeds (eggs) . (eng: coin - for purchasing)
E) anq (קנא QNA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Zealous: The parent bird will guard over and protect the nest and eggs from predators. Man can guard over the family, wife, possessions in a positive way (protect, from an enemy) or in a negative way (by not trusting or a desire to have anothers possessions) .
H) enq (קנה QNH) AC: Gather CO: Branch AB: ?: The process of gathering branches for the nest; mans gathering or acquiring materials by taking or buying. The ancients measured wealth by the amount of ones possessions and measured distances using a branch with marks on it.
V) enq (קנה QNH) - Possess: To acquire someone or something through a purchase or other method. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (85): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) get, gotten, possess, buy, purchase, possessor, buyer, keep - Strongs: H7066 (קְנָא), H7069 (קָנָה)
hm) enqm (מקנה MQNH) - I. Herd:What is purchased or possessed. II. Possession:What is purchased or possessed. Usually of livestock or land. KJV (75): cattle, possession, flocks, substance, herd, purchase - Strongs: H4735 (מִקְנֶה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 ardour of jealousy of husband Proverbs 6:34; Proverbs 27:4; ׳רוּחַ ק jealous disposition Numbers 5:14 (twice in verse); Numbers 5:30 (P); offering for jealousy, ׳מנחת ק Numbers 5:15.18.25 (P); ׳תּוֺרַת הק Numbers 5:29 (P); of rivalry Ecclesiastes 4:4; Ecclesiastes 9:6; Ephraim against Judah Isaiah 11:13; ardent love, "" אחכה Song of Solomon 8:6.
2 ardour of zeal:
a. of men for God Numbers 25:11 (twice in verse)(P) 2 Kings 10:26; for the house of ׳י Psalm 69:10.
b. of God for his people, especially in battle Isaiah 42:13; Isaiah 63:15; Zechariah 1:14; Zechariah 8:2; ׳מְעִיל ק Isaiah 59:17; תעשׂה וצת׳י ׳ק Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 37:32 = 2 Kings 19:31.
3 ardour of anger:
a. of men against adversaries Psalm 119:139; Job 5:2 ("" כעשׂ), Proverbs 14:30 (opposed to לֵב מַרְמֵּא).
b. of God against men, "" חֵמָה Ezekiel 5:13; Ezekiel 16:38,42; Ezekiel 23:25; Ezekiel 36:6; "" עֶבְרָה Ezekiel 38:19; "" אַף Deuteronomy 29:19; Ezekiel 35:11; + אֵשׁ Isaiah 26:11; Ezekiel 36:5; Zephaniah 1:18; Zephaniah 3:8; Psalm 79:5; הַמַּקְנֶה׳סֵמֶל הַק Ezekiel 8:3 the anger-image provoking to anger; ׳הק׳ס alone Ezekiel 8:5.
(1) jealousy; of lovers, Proverbs 6:34, 27:4 of God, Ezekiel 8:3 of rival peoples, Isaiah 11:13. Plur. קְנָאוֹת Numbers 5:15.
(2) envy, excited by the prosperity of others, Job 5:2. Meton. used of the object of envy, Ecclesiastes 4:4.
(3) ardent zeal towards any one (ζῆλος), 2 Kings 10:16; Isaiah 9:6, קִנְאַת יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת “the zeal of Jehovah of Hosts” (towards his people). קִנְאַת־עָם zeal (of God) towards the people, Isaiah 26:11. Generally ardent love, Song of Solomon 8:6.
(4) ardour, i.q. anger, indignation, Deuteronomy 29:19; Psalms 79:5.