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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #02992 - יָבַם

Word Origin
a primitive root of doubtful meaning
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) (Piel) to perform levirate marriage, perform the duty of a brother-in-law

1a) the duty due to a brother who died childless — to marry his widow and have a son for his name

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 80 ‑ ἀδελφός (ad‑el‑fos');  1918 ‑ ἐπιγαμβρεύω (ep‑ee‑gam‑bryoo'‑o);  4924 ‑ συνοικέω (soon‑oy‑key'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (6) HCS (4)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 2
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 2
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 3
v-pvms 1
v-pvms 1
v-pvms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1036) mb (במ BM) AC: ? CO: High AB: ?: Anything that is tall or high.

G) meb (בהמ BHM) AC: ? CO: Beast AB: ?: A tall creature.

Nf1) emeb (בהמה BHMH) - Beast: KJV (190): beast, cattle - Strongs: H929 (בְּהֵמָה), H930 (בְּהֵמוֹת)

H) emb (במה BMH) AC: ? CO: High AB: ?

Nf ) emb (במה BMH) - High Place: KJV (102): high place, heights, wave - Strongs: H1116 (בּוּם)

L) mbi (יבמ YBM) AC: Marry CO: Brother-in-law AB: ?: When a husband dies his brother takes his place as his sister-in-laws husband. Any children born to him will be of his brothers line in order to continue, lift up, his family.

V) mbi (יבמ YBM) - Marry: The marrying of ones sister-in-law as the next of kin. KJV (3): (vf: Piel) marry - Strongs: H2992 (יָבַם)

Nm) mbi (יבמ YBM) - Brother-in-law: KJV (2): husbands brother - Strongs: H2993 (יָבָם)

Nf2) tmbi (יבמת YBMT) - Sister-in-law: KJV (5): brothers wife, sister in law - Strongs: H2994 (יְבָמָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [יָבַם] verb denominative, only

Pi`el do the duty of יָבָם to a brother's widow; Perfect וְיִבְּמָהּ consecutive Deuteronomy 25:5 and shall do a brother-in-law's office to her; Imperative יַבֵּם אֹתָהּ Genesis 38:8 (i.e. אֵשֶׁת אָחִיךָ v a); Infinitive suffix לֹא אָבָה יַבְּמִי Deuteronomy 25:7 (on nominal suffix as object of infinitive, see Ges§ 115 R. 2near the end).

יַבְנְאֵל, יַבְנֶה, יִבְנְיָה, יִבְנִיָּה see below בנה.

יַבֹּק see below בקק above

יְבֶרֶכְיָ֫הוּ see below ברך above

יִבְשָׂם see below בשׂם above

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List of Word Forms
וְיִבְּמָֽהּ׃ וְיַבֵּ֣ם ויבם ויבמה׃ יַבְּמִֽי׃ יבמי׃ veyabBem veyibbeMah wə·yab·bêm wə·yib·bə·māh wəyabbêm wəyibbəmāh yab·bə·mî yabbeMi yabbəmî
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