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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #8236 - שִׁפְרָה

Transliteration
Shiphrâh
Phonetics
shif-raw'
Origin
the same as (H8235)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Shiphrah = “fair”

1) one of the two Hebrew midwives who were ordered by Pharaoh to kill all the male children born to the Hebrews but who disobeyed

Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
1
NAS (1)
1
HCS (1)
1
BSB (1)
1
WEB ( 0 )
WEB (1)
1
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שִׁפְרָה f.

(1)  brightness, beauty. Here, apparently, we should refer with Jo. Simonis, who has been followed by Ewald (Gr. page 92), Job 26:13, בְּרוּחוֹ שָׁמַיִם שִׁפְרָה “by his (God’s) Spirit the heavens were made brightness,” i.e. splendid, most splendid. Several interpreters have supposed שִׁפְרָה to be for שִׁפְּרָה (to make beautiful, to adorn, sc. with stars and constellations), so put that two constructions (רוּחוֹ שׁ׳ שִׁפְּרָה and בְּרוּחוֹ שָׁמַיִם שִׁפַּר) are confused (Vulg. spiritus ejus ornavit cœlos), but Dag. forte necessarium is scarcely ever found to be omitted in the letters בגדכפת.

(2) [Shiphrah], pr.n. f., Exodus 1:15.

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שִׁפְרָ֔ה שפרה shifRah
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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