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Strong's #829 - אֶשְׁפָּר

of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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1) piece of meat, measured portion, date-cake (meaning and significance obscure)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
NAS (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
HCS (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
BSB (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
ESV (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
WEB (2)
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2025) rxb (בסר BSR) AC: Report CO: Flesh AB: Good: When good news is brought a feast with meat is prepared.

V) rxb (בסר BSR) - Report: When good news is brought a feast with meat is prepared. [df: rVb] KJV (24): (vf: Hitpael, Piel) tidings, show forth, publish, messenger, preached - Strongs: H1319 (בָּשַׂר)

Nf ) rxb (בסר BSR) - Flesh: The skin and muscle or the whole of the person. Also meat as food. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: rVb] KJV (273): flesh, body - Strongs: H1154 (בֶּסֶר), H1320 (בָּשָׂר), H1321 (בְּשַׂר)

cf1 ) erfxb (בסורה BSWRH) - Good news: When good news is brought a feast with meat is prepared. [df: hrwVb] KJV (6): tidings - Strongs: H1309 (בְּשׂוֹרָה)

gm ) rxfb (בוסר BWSR) - Sour Grape: [Unknown connection to root;] [df: rVb] KJV (4): unripe grapes, sour grapes - Strongs: H1155 (בֹּסֶר)

nm ) rxba (אבסר ABSR) - Meat: A choice piece of meat. [df: rpSa] KJV (2): piece - Strongs: H829 (אֶשְׁפָּר)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֶשְׁמָּר 2 Samuel 6:19 = 1 Chronicles 16:3; ᵐ5 2 Samuel 6:19 Aq Symm. cake or roll; other Verss. ancient & modern have various conjectures, but actual etymology & meaning unknown; see Lag GGA 1884, No. 7. 262 = M i. 214 Dr Sm.

אַשְׁמֹּת, אַשְׁמַּתּוֺת see שׁפת.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֶשְׁפָּר an obscure word, twice found, 2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3. Vulg. renders it assatura bubulœ carnis, taking it unlearnedly enough from אֵשׁ fire, and פָּר ox. However, I have no doubt that we should understand a certain measure, or cup (of wine, or drink), for שְׁפָר with Aleph prosthetic, from the root שָׁפַר No. 3. Eth. ሰፈረ፡ to measure, whence መስፈር፡ a measure, cyathus, see Ludolphi Lex. Eth. p. 187 (kindred to סָפַר to number). Lud. de Dieu came very near the truth following the same etymology, and understanding it to be a measured part of a sacrifice.

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List of Word Forms
וְאֶשְׁפָּ֖ר וְאֶשְׁפָּ֣ר ואשפר veeshPar wə’ešpār wə·’eš·pār