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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8328 - שֹׁרֶשׁ
1a) root (literal)
1b) root (of people involving firmness or permanence) (figuratively)
1c) root, bottom (as lowest stratum) (figuratively)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שֹׁרֶשׁ plur. שָֽׁרָשִׁים with suff. שָֽׁרָשָׁיו constr. שָׁרְשֵׁי m.
(1) a root; Syr. ܫܶܪܫܐܳ; compare שֶׁרֶשׁ. Job 30:4; Jeremiah 17:8 and frequently. Figuratively it is
(a) the lowest part of a thing, as of the foot (compare Lat. planta pedis), Job 13:27 of a mountain (Lat. radix), Job 28:9 of the sea, Job 36:30. Hence
(b) a root of controversy is the ground, cause of the controversy, Job 19:28. As nations, when they take up their abode in any country, are said to be planted in it and to take root (see נָטַע ).
(c) root is put poet. for the seat, fixed dwelling, Judges 5:14.
(2) a shoot which springs from a root, Isaiah 53:2 hence metaph. שֹׁרֶשׁ יִשַׁי the shoot of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10 of the Messiah; compare ῥίζα Δαυίδ, Revelation 5:5. [There is no need to depart from the usual meaning root.] On the other hand, root (by a metaphor taken from plants and applied to a people) is meant, Isaiah 14:30.
Hence denom. שְׁרשׁוּ and the verb
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26