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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03727 - כַּפֹּרֶת

Word Origin
from (03722)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) mercy-seat, place of atonement

1a) the golden plate of propitiation on which the High Priest sprinkled the seat 7 times on the Day of Atonement symbolically reconciling Jehovah and His chosen people

1a1) the slab of gold on top of the ark of the covenant which measured 2.5 by 1.5 cubits; on it and part of it were the two golden cherubim facing each other whose outstretched wings came together above and constituted the throne of God

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2435 ‑ ἱλαστήριον (hil‑as‑tay'‑ree‑on);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (27) NAS (27) HCS (27)
Exodus 16
Leviticus 4
Numbers 1
1 Chronicles 1
Exodus 16
Leviticus 4
Numbers 1
1 Chronicles 1
Exodus 18
Leviticus 7
Numbers 1
1 Chronicles 1
n-cfs 25
n-cfsc 2
n-cfs 25
n-cfsc 2
n-cfs 25
n-cfsc 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2283) rpk (כפר KPR) AC: Cover CO: Lid AB: Atonement: A protective covering to go over something or the covering of a debt or wrong. [from: ph] (eng: cover - with the exchange of the v and p)

V) rpk (כפר KPR) - Cover: KJV (102): (vf: Paal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) atonement, purge, reconcile, forgive, purge, pacify, mercy, cleanse, disannul, appease, put, pardon, pitch - Strongs: H3722 (כָּפַר)

bm) ripk (כפיר KPYR) - I. Village:A village is a community outside of the city walls and covered with protection from the city. II. Young lion:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (32): lion, village, young - Strongs: H3715 (כְּפִיר)

cm) rfpk (כפור KPWR) - I. Bason:A vessel with a lid cover. II. Frost:As covering the ground. KJV (9): bason, hoarfrost - Strongs: H3713 (כְּפוֹר)

cf2) trfpk (כפורת KPWRT) - Lid: As a covering. KJV (27): mercy seat - Strongs: H3727 (כַּפֹּרֶת)

gm) rpfk (כופר KWPR) - I. Covering:A covering such as pitch or a monetary covering such as a bribe or ransom. II. Village:A village is a community outside of the city walls and covered with protection from the city. KJV (19): ransom, satisfaction, bribe, camphire, pitch, village - Strongs: H3723 (כָּפָר), H3724 (כֹּפֶר)

edm) rfpik (כיפור KYPWR) - Atonement: A covering over of transgression. KJV (8): atonement - Strongs: H3725 (כִּפֻּרִים)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 כַּמֹּרֶת noun propitiatory, late technical word from כּפר cover over sin: the older explanation cover, lid has no justification in usage; ᵐ5 ιλαστήριον; only P: Exodus 25:17,18,19,20 (twice in verse); Exodus 25:21,22; Exodus 26:34; Exodus 30:6; Exodus 31:7; Exodus 35:12; Exodus 37:6,7,8,9 (twice in verse); Exodus 39:35; Exodus 40:20; Leviticus 16:2 (twice in verse); Leviticus 16:13,14 (twice in verse); Leviticus 16:15 (twice in verse); Numbers 7:89, and 1 Chronicles 28:11; it was a slab of gold 22-Jancubits x 1 2-Jancubits placed on top of the ark of the testimony. On it, and a part of it, were two golden cherubim facing each other, whose outstretched wings came together above and constituted the throne of Yahweh. When the high priest entered the Holy of Holies on the day of atonement it was necessary that this highest place of atonement should be enveloped in a cloud of incense. The blood of the sin-offering of the atonement was then sprinkled on the face of and seven times before it. The temple proper, as distinguished from porch etc., was called ׳בֵּית הַכּ 1 Chronicles 28:11.

II. כפר (√ of following).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כַּפֹּרֶת fem. a covering, from the root כָּפַר No. 1, only used of the cover of the ark of the covenant, Exodus 25:17, seq.; 30:6 31:7 בֵּית הַכַּפֹּרֶת the inmost recess of the temple, where the ark of the covenant was placed, 1 Chronicles 28:11 LXX. ἱλαστήριον (Vulg. propitiatorium; Luther, Gnadenftuhl) [English mercy-seat], as though it were from the signification of propitiation; see כִּפֶּר No. 2,. [Of course this is the true meaning and derivation; the mercy-seat was the place on which the blood of atonement was sprinkled before God.]

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List of Word Forms
הַכַּפֹּ֑רֶת הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת הַכַּפֹּ֖רֶת הַכַּפֹּ֗רֶת הַכַּפֹּ֙רֶת֙ הַכַּפֹּ֛רֶת הַכַּפֹּ֜רֶת הַכַּפֹּֽרֶת׃ הכפרת הכפרת׃ כַּפֹּ֖רֶת כַפֹּ֖רֶת כפרת chapPoret hak·kap·pō·reṯ hakkapPoret hakkappōreṯ kap·pō·reṯ ḵap·pō·reṯ kapPoret kappōreṯ ḵappōreṯ
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