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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #750 - אָרֵךְ
1) long (pinions)
2) patient, slow to anger
1448) kr (רכ RK) AC: ? CO: Loins AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the k is a picture of the palm representing a covering. Combined these mean "man covered". The reproductive organs of the male including the lower abdomen which are always covered.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָרֵךְ only found in const. אֶרֶךְ adj.
(1) long; Ezekiel 17:3, אֶרֶךְ הָאֵבֶר “(an eagle) with long feathers, long-feathered.”
(2) slow, in the phrases אֶרֶךְ רוּחַ Ecclesiastes 7:8, and אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם “slow to anger,” μακρόθυμος, Proverbs 15:18, 16:32 Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18 comp. Syriac ܢܰܓܺܝܪܳܐ ܕܪܘܽܚܳܐ patient, Arab. ذو طول long, i.e. long-suffering. Once אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם is τὸ μακρόθυμον, patience, long-suffering, Jeremiah 15:15. Opposed to קְצַר רוּחַ.
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