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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03058 - יֵהוּא

Word Origin
from (03068) and (01931)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Jehu = “Jehovah is He”

1) the king of the northern kingdom Israel who overthrew the dynasty of Omri

2) son of Hanani and an Israelite prophet in the time of Baasha and Jehoshaphat

3) the Antothite, a Benjamite, one of David’s mighty warriors

4) a descendant of Judah of the house of Hezron

5) son of Josibiah and a chief of the tribe of Simeon

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (58) NAS (58) HCS (58)
1 Kings 5
2 Kings 39
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 6
Hosea 1
1 Kings 5
2 Kings 39
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 6
Hosea 1
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 41
1 Chronicles 4
2 Chronicles 6
Hosea 1
n-p 58
n-p 54
n-p 54

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 יֵהוּא proper name, masculine (probably contracted from יהוהוא = ׳י is He, compare יֵשׁוּעַ and references; cuneiform Ia-u-a COT 1 Kings 16:23; 2 Kings 9:2 (further Schr MBAW 1880,277, ZA iii. 3 Hpt BAS i. 296,329 Jäger ib. 468); compare also אֱלִיהוּ) —

1 king of Israel who overthrew the dynasty of Omri (ᵐ5 Ειὀυ, A often Ἰηου, ᵐ5 L Ἰου 1 Kings 19:16,17 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 9:2 36t. 2 Kings 9 & 10 + 2 Kings 12:2; 2 Kings 13:1; 2 Kings 14:8; 2 Kings 15:12; 2 Chronicles 22:7,8,9; 25:17; Hosea 1:4.

2 prophet of Northern Israel in time of Baasha & Jehoshaphat (ᵐ5 Ειὀυ, A Ειἠουᵐ5 L Ἰου in Kings; ᵐ5 Ἰου, Ἰησου, A ᵐ5 L Ἰηου in Chronicles) 1 Kings 16:1,7,12; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 20:34.

3 one of David's heroes 1 Chronicles 12:3 (ᵐ5 Ἰηουλ, ᵐ5 L Ἰηουδ).

4 a Judaite 1 Chronicles 2:38 (twice in verse) (ᵐ5 Ἰηους, A ᵐ5 L Ἰηου).

5 a Simeonite prince 1 Chronicles 4:35 (ᵐ5 οὗτος i.e. (י)הוּא; A ᵐ5 L Ἰηου).

יֵהוּא proper name, masculine see below יהוה above.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יֵהוּא Jehu, pr.n. (perhaps i.q. יְהוֹהוּא [“for יְהֵי הוּא”] “Jehovah is He,” like יֵשׁוּעַ for יְהוֹשׁוּעַ).

(1) of a king of Israel, who, after exterminating the dynasty of Ahab, held the kingdom from 844-56, B.C.; he was very much opposed to [some kinds of] idolatry, but very cruel, 2 Ki. chap. and 10.

(2) of a prophet living in the kingdom of Israel, in the time of Baasha, 1 Kings 16:1; 2 Chronicles 19:2, 20:34.

(3) of others of little note.

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List of Word Forms
וְיֵה֖וּא וְיֵה֗וּא וְיֵה֞וּא וְיֵהוּא֙ ויהוא יֵ֠הוּא יֵה֑וּא יֵה֔וּא יֵה֖וּא יֵה֗וּא יֵה֛וּא יֵה֣וּא יֵה֤וּא יֵה֤וּא ׀ יֵה֥וּא יֵה֨וּא יֵהֽוּא׃ יֵהוּא֙ יֵהוּא֮ יהוא יהוא׃ לְיֵהוּא֙ ליהוא lə·yê·hū leyeHu ləyêhū veyeHu wə·yê·hū wəyêhū yê·hū yeHu yêhū
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