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Strong's #875 - בְּאֵר

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H874)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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1) well, pit, spring

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5421 ‑ φρέαρ (freh'‑ar);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (37)
Genesis 23
Exodus 1
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 1
NAS (36)
Genesis 22
Exodus 1
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 1
CSB (35)
Genesis 21
Exodus 1
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 1
BSB (40)
Genesis 26
Exodus 1
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 1
ESV (35)
Genesis 23
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
WEB (37)
Genesis 23
Exodus 1
Numbers 5
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Song of Solomon 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1250) rk (כר KR) AC: Dig CO: Bowl AB: ?: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "palm of man". The palm as hollowed out. A digging. (eng: core; bore)

A) rk (כר KR) AC: ? CO: Hollow AB: ?

Nm ) rk (כר KR) - I. Hollow:The hollow hump of a camel or a pasture in a hollow. II. Lamb:One of the pasture. III. Captain:KJV (16): lamb, pasture, ram, furniture, captain - Strongs: H3733 (כַּר)

Nf1) erk (כרה KRH) - I. Pasture:As a hollowed out valley. II. Mole:A digger. [df: hrp] KJV (2): cottage, mole - Strongs: H3740 (כֵּרָה), H6512 (פֵּרוֹת)

fm ) irk (כרי KRY) - Captain: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (3): captain - Strongs: H3746 (כָּרִי)

kf1) erkm (מכרה MKRH) - I. Cave:As a hole in the rock. [df: hrem]II. Weapon:Probably a weapon that is a digging tool or similar implement. KJV (40): cave, den, hole, habitation, army - Strongs: H4380 (מְכֵרָה), H4631 (מְעָרָה)

lf1 ) erkrk (כרכרה KRKRH) - Camel: As with a hollow hump. KJV (1): beast - Strongs: H3753 (כִּרְכָּרָה)

B) rrk (כרר KRR) AC: Dance CO: ? AB: ?: A leaping or dancing around in a circle.

V) rrk (כרר KRR) - Dance: KJV (2): (vf: Pilpel, Participle) dance - Strongs: H3769 (כָּרַר)

C) rka (אכר AKR) AC: Dig CO: Farmer AB: ?

Nm ) rka (אכר AKR) - Farmer: One who digs the ground for growing crops. KJV (7): husbandman, plowman - Strongs: H406 (אִכָּר)

D) rak (כאר KAR) AC: ? CO: Pit AB: ?

V) rak (כאר KAR) - Deep: To make a deep engraving in a tablet or stone. Also to give a deep explanation. [df: rab] KJV (3): (vf: Piel) plain, plainly, declare - Strongs: H874 (בָּאַר)

Nf ) rak (כאר KAR) - Pit: A dug out hole, usually a well or cistern. [df: rab] KJV (37): well, pit, slimepit - Strongs: H875 (בְּאֵר)

gm ) rafk (כואר KWAR) - Pit: A dug out hole. [df: rab] KJV (2): cistern - Strongs: H877 (בּאֹר)

F) rke (הכר HKR) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Wrong: [Unknown connection to root]

V) rke (הכר HKR) - Wrong: KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) strange - Strongs: H1970 (הָכַר)

Nf1) erke (הכרה HKRH) - Look: KJV (1): shew - Strongs: H1971 (הַכָּרָה)

H) erk (כרה KRH) AC: Dig CO: ? AB: Prepare

V) erk (כרה KRH) - I. Dig:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Prepare:To prepare a banquet or feast. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal) dig, make, pierce, open, grieve - Strongs: H3735 (כְּרָה), H3738 (כָּרָה), H3739 (כָּרָה)

Nf1) erk (כרה KRH) - Preparation: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (1): provision - Strongs: H3741 (כָּרָה)

J) rfk (כור KWR) AC: Dig CO: Pit AB: ?

V) rfk (כור KWR) - I. Dig:[df: rwq]II. Examine:To look deeply. [df: rwb]KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pilpel) declare, dig, cast out, destroy, break down - Strongs: H952 (בּוּר), H6979 (קוּר)

Nm ) rfk (כור KWR) - I. Pit:A hole, well or cistern that is dug out. [df: rwb rwx rx]II. Furnace:A hollow box formed out of brick or clay for cooking. III. Kor:A standard of measure. KJV (96): pit, cistern, well, dungeon, fountain, measure, cor - Strongs: H953 (בּוֹר), H2352 (חוּר), H2356 (חוֹר), H3564 (כּוּר), H3734 (כֹּר)

am) rfkm (מכור MKWR) - Fountain: A spring that comes out of a hole in the ground. [df: rwqm rqm] KJV (18): fountain, spring, wellspring, issue, well - Strongs: H4726 (מָקֹר)

em ) rfik (כיור KYWR) - I. Pot:As a dug out container. [df: ryk]II. Platform:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (23): laver, scaffold, pan, hearth - Strongs: H3595 (כִּיֹּר)

kf1) erfkm (מכורה MKWRH) - Birth: A coming out of a hole. KJV (3): birth, nativity, habitation - Strongs: H4351 (מְכֹרָה)

M) rik (כיר KYR) AC: ? CO: Furnace AB: ?: A hollowed out object.

Nm) rik (כיר KYR) - Furnace: A hollow box formed out of brick or clay for cooking. KJV (1): range - Strongs: H3600 (כִּיר)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בְּאֵר noun feminine Genesis 26:21 well, pit, mostly Hexateuch, Genesis 23t., Exodus 1t., Numbers 5t., 37t. in all; Arabic , Aramaic בְּאֵרָא, בֵּיר, בֵּירָא, , Sabean באר DHM ZMG. 1875,608, Assyrian bêru, Lyon Sargon 61 (connection with above √ not clear; Lag l.c. spring of water, as coming to light, appearing; possible, although meaning in use rather well, than spring; see however, Genesis 16:14 compare Genesis 16:7; Genesis 26:19; Numbers 21:17) — ׳בּ absolute Genesis 21:30 +; construct Genesis 21:19 +; suffix בְּאֵֶר֑ךָ Proverbs 5:15; Plural absolute בְּאֵרֹת Genesis 26:15; construct id. Genesis 26:18; compare בֶּאֱרֹת בֶּאֱרֹת חֵמָר Genesis 14:10; —

1 a well, often as made by digging (חָפַר) Genesis 21:25,30 (E), Genesis 26:15,18,19,21,22,32 (all J), also in poetry Numbers 21:18 (+ כרה) see also Numbers 21:16; Numbers 21:17 (where the well addressed, in Song of Solomon , עֲלִי בְאֵר); also with כרה in prose Genesis 26:25; also with no reference to its origin Genesis 16:14 (J; "" עַיִן Genesis 16:7), Genesis 29:2; Exodus 2:15 (J) Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:22 (E) 2 Samuel 17:18,21; בְּאֵר (ה)מַיִם Genesis 21:19 (E) Genesis 24:11 (J; "" עַיִן Genesis 24:13; Genesis 24:16; Genesis 24:43; Genesis 24:45); (compare also Genesis 21:25; Genesis 26:18 above & especially Genesis 26:19 בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים); water taken from it by drawing (שָׁאַב) Genesis 24:11,20; flocks watered from it (הִשְׁקָהמִןֿ) Genesis 29:2,3,8,10 (compare especially Exodus 2:16 they drew, דלה, and filled the troughs); also מִתּוֺךְ בְּאֵרֶ֑ךָ .... שְׁתֵה מַיִם Proverbs 5:15 ("" בּוֺר); the opening called מִּי הַבְּאֵר Genesis 29:2,3(twice in verse); Genesis 29:8,10; compare ׳מְּנֵי הַבּ 2 Samuel 17:19 (read probably מּי so ⅏ᵑ7 ᵑ6ᵑ9, compare Dr); figurative of fresh delights of woman beloved Song of Solomon 4:15 מַעְיַן גַּנִּים בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּיםוְנוֺזְלִים מִןלְֿבָנוֺן.

2 pit (= בּוֺר); pits of bitumen Genesis 14:10 (compare above); בְּאֵר שַׁחַת Psalm 55:24 pit of (the) grave; compare Psalm 69:16 וְאַלתֶּֿאְטַר עָלַי בְּאֵר מִּיהָ and let not (the) pit shut its mouth over me ("" מְצוּלָה); figurative of strange woman בְּאֵר צָרָה a narrow pit, out of which rescue is difficult Proverbs 23:27 ("" שׁוּחָהעֲמֻקָּה). 3 as

proper name, of a location a. with ָ  ה locative בְּאֵ֫רָה a station of Israel in desert Numbers 21:16, possibly = בְּאֵר אֵילִים Isaiah 15:8.

b. same form Judges 9:21, according to Euseb. Lag Onom.238,2nd ed. 2508miles north of Eleutheropolis; compare Rob BR i. 452 who compare elBîreh, near Beth-shemesh.

בְּאֵר אֵילִים see בְּאֵר

3. a. above

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בְּאֵר pl. בְּאֵרוֹת const. בֶּאֱרוֹר (Genesis 14:10), f.

(1) a well (Arab. بءِْيُر, Syr. ܒܺܐܪܐܳ, ܒܺܪܐܳ, id.), Genesis 24:11, 20 Genesis 24:20, 26:19, 20 Genesis 26:20, 21 Genesis 26:21, etc.; often more fully בְּאֵר מַיִם, Genesis 21:19 בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים, 26:19. It is distinguished from a fountain (עַיִן) on the surface of the ground or flowing from a rock; a well (בְּאֵר) may however be also called a fountain (עַיִן), see Genesis 16:7, comp. ver. 14 Genesis 16:14, 24:11, 13 Genesis 24:13, 16 Genesis 24:16. Used of wells of bitumen; Genesis 14:10.

(2) a pit, Ps. 55:24 69:16.

(3) [Beer], pr.n.

(a) of a station of the Israelites on the borders of Moab; -Num. 21:1618, prob. the same place which in Isaiah 15:8, is more fully called בְּאֵר אֵלִים [Beer-elim], “the well of heroes.”

(b) a town of Palestine, Judges 9:21 [see Rob. ii. 132].

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List of Word Forms
בְּאֵ֖ר בְּאֵ֞ר בְּאֵ֣ר בְּאֵֽר׃ בְּאֵרֶֽךָ׃ בְּאֵרֹ֣ת בְאֵ֑ר בְאֵ֖ר בְאֵ֛ר בְאֵ֣ר בֶּֽאֱרֹ֤ת בֶּאֱרֹת֙ באר באר׃ בארך׃ בארת הַבְּאֵ֑ר הַבְּאֵ֔ר הַבְּאֵ֖ר הַבְּאֵ֗ר הַבְּאֵ֣ר הַבְּאֵ֥ר הַבְּאֵֽר׃ הַבְּאֵר֙ הַבְּאֵרֹ֗ת הבאר הבאר׃ הבארת וּבְאֵ֥ר ובאר לִבְאֵ֬ר לַבְּאֵ֔ר לבאר מֵֽהַבְּאֵ֔ר מהבאר bə’êr ḇə’êr bə’êreḵā be’ĕrōṯ bə’êrōṯ bə·’ê·re·ḵā be·’ĕ·rōṯ bə·’ê·rōṯ bə·’êr ḇə·’êr beEr beeRecha beeRot hab·bə·’ê·rōṯ hab·bə·’êr habbə’êr habbə’êrōṯ habbeEr habbeeRot lab·bə·’êr labbə’êr labbeEr liḇ’êr liḇ·’êr livEr mê·hab·bə·’êr mêhabbə’êr mehabbeEr ū·ḇə·’êr ūḇə’êr uveEr veEr
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