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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #8069 - שָׁמִיר

Transliteration
shâmı̂yr
Phonetics
shaw-meer'
Origin
the same as (H8068)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Shamir = “a point” or “thorn”

1) a town in the mountain district of Judah

2) a town in Ephraim where the judge Tola lived and was buried

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (3)
Joshua
1
2
HCS ( 0 )
HCS (4)
Joshua
1
Judges
2
1 Chronicles
1
BSB (3)
Joshua
1
2
ESV (3)
Joshua
1
2
WEB (3)
Joshua
1
2
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׁמִיר m.

(1)  a sharp point (see שָׁמַר No. II.), hence thorn, collect. thorns, Isaiah 5:6, 7:23, 24, 25 9:17 32:13 metaph. used of enemies, Isaiah 10:17, 27:4 (Arab. سَمُرَ ةُ coll. سَمُرُ is the Egyptian thorn, a thorn-tree).

(2) diamond, so called from its cutting and perforating (as the point of a stylus was made of diamonds Jeremiah 17:1), Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12. (Arab. سَامُورُ id. We may, perhaps, compare Gr. σμῖρις, σμῦρις, i.e. diamond dust, which was used in polishing. Bohlen considers the word to be of Indian origin, comparing asmîra, a stone which eats away, used of gems, iron.)

(3) [Shamir] pr.n.

(a) of a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:48.

(b) of a town in mount Ephraim, Judges 10:1, Judges 10:2.

(c) 1 Chronicles 24:24 קרי where the כתיב has שָׁמוּר.

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List of Word Forms
בְּשָׁמִ֖יר בְּשָׁמִֽיר׃ בשמיר בשמיר׃ שָׁמִ֥יר שמיר bə·šā·mîr bəšāmîr beshaMir šā·mîr šāmîr shaMir
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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