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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7834 - שַׁחַק
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) dust; so called as being made small, Isaiah 40:15.
(2) a cloud (Arab. سَاحْقُ a thin cloud; prop. apparently a cloud of dust, as something similar). Plur. clouds, Job 38:37 to which are ascribed showers, Job 36:28; Psalms 78:23; Proverbs 3:20 thunder (Psalms 77:18). Meton. used of the firmament of heaven, i.q. שָׁמַיִם and רָקִיעַ. Job 37:18, “hast thou, like him (God), spread out the sky (שְׁחָקִים) which is firm like a molten mirror?” Proverbs 8:28; Job 37:21; Deuteronomy 33:26; Job 35:5; Psalms 68:35 (where, in the other hemistich, there is שָׁמַיִם). So also the sing., Psalms 89:7, 38 Psalms 89:38. (Sam. שׁחקיה for שָׁמַיִם Genesis 7:19.)
the Second Week after Epiphany