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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #07354 - רָחֵל

Word Origin
the same as (07353)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Rachel = “ewe”

1) daughter of Laban, wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (47) NAS (46) HCS (47)
Genesis 41
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 41
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 44
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 1
Jeremiah 1
n-p 47
n-p 47
n-p 47

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. רָחֵל47 proper name, feminine ( ewe, RS K 219); — Rachel, Ραχηλ, daughter of Laban and wife of Jacob: Genesis 29:6,9,10,11,28,29,30 36t. Genesis (J E 37t., P 6t.), + ׳קְבֻרַת(ֿׅ Genesis 35:20 (JE), 1 Samuel 10:2. (compare אֶפְרָתָה

1; on site see Dr Hast. DB RACHEL); ׳ר (in figurative) Jeremiah 31:15; ׳ר Ruth 4:11 (in simile).

I. רחם (√ of following; original meaning dubious; Thes be soft, so Gerber126, compare Arabic be soft, Gentle (but original consonant?); Dl HWB 604 b be wide; compare Assyrian rîmu, rêmu, Arabic , Late Hebrew רֶחֶם, Aramaic רַחֲמָא, , all womb; MI17 רחמת female captives; verbs (connection with רֶחֶם not wholly clear, compare Nö ZMG xi (1886), 151f., see רַחֲמִים): Assyrian râmu, love, compassionate, Arabic have compassion, also be inclined toward, affectionate to ( = according to Arabic authorities, see Lane); Sabean epithet dei רחמנן Compassionate ( = Arabic ), CIS iv. no. 6. 3 Fell ZMG liv (1900), 252 who compare epithet רחֿם id.; compare Late Hebrew רָחַם Pi`el; Thes compare Ethiopic (transposed) have compassion, but see Prät BAS i. 21and references; Aramaic רְחֵם, , Palmyrene רחם, all love (common); Nabataean, Palmyrene רחם friend).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

רָחֵל an unused root, perhaps of the same or similar meaning to רָחַם to cherish. Secondary and denom. is the Arab. رخل Conj. V. to possess lambs. [In Thes. this is compared with رَحَلَ to wander, to journey, especially with camels.]

רָחֵל f.

(1)  a ewe, Genesis 31:38, 32:15 hence any sheep, Isaiah 53:7; Song of Solomon 6:6. (Arab. رَخِلُ, رِخْلُ a female lamb.)

(2) [Rachel, Rahel], pr.n. of the wife of Jacob, Genesis 29:6; Jeremiah 31:15.

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List of Word Forms
בְּרָחֵ֑ל בְּרָחֵ֖ל בְּרָחֵ֥ל בְרָחֵל֙ ברחל וְרָחֵ֖ל וְרָחֵ֞ל וְרָחֵ֣ל ׀ וְרָחֵל֙ ורחל כְּרָחֵ֤ל ׀ כרחל לְרָחֵ֑ל לְרָחֵ֗ל לְרָחֵ֣ל לרחל רָחֵ֑ל רָחֵ֔ל רָחֵ֖ל רָחֵ֗ל רָחֵ֛ל רָחֵ֜ל רָחֵ֣ל רָחֵ֥ל רָחֵֽל׃ רָחֵל֙ רחל רחל׃ bə·rā·ḥêl ḇə·rā·ḥêl beraChel bərāḥêl ḇərāḥêl kə·rā·ḥêl keraChel kərāḥêl lə·rā·ḥêl leraChel lərāḥêl rā·ḥêl raChel rāḥêl veraChel wə·rā·ḥêl wərāḥêl
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