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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #07835 - שָׁחַר

Word Origin
a primitive root [identical with (07836) through the idea of the duskiness of early dawn]
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to be black

1a) (Qal) to be black (of skin)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4656 ‑ σκοτόω (skot‑o'‑o);  1960 ‑ ἐπιμελῶς (ep‑ee‑mel‑oce');  2212 ‑ ζητέω (dzay‑teh'‑o);  3719 ‑ ὀρθρίζω (or‑thrid'‑zo);  4406 ‑ πρώϊμος (pro'‑ee‑mos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2829) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) AC: Dark CO: Dawn AB: ?: [from: hs- a dark place]

V) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) - I. Dark:To be dark in color. II. Seek:To peer into the dim light of morning in search for something. KJV (13): (vf: Paal) black, seek, betimes - Strongs: H7835 (שָׁחַר), H7836 (שָׁחַר)

Nm) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) - Dawn: The place of the rising sun. KJV (24): morning, day, early, dayspring, light, rise - Strongs: H7837 (שַׁחַר)

Nf3) tfrhs (סהההרות ShHhRWT) - Youth: As having dark hair. KJV (1): youth - Strongs: H7839 (שַׁחֲרוּת)

cf) rfhs (סהההור ShHhWR) - I. Dark:The dim light before the rising of the sun. II. Coal:As dark in color. KJV (7): black, coal - Strongs: H7838 (שָׁחוֹר), H7815 (שְׁחוֹר)

hm) rhsm (מסהההר MShHhR) - Dawn: The place of the rising sun. KJV (1): morning - Strongs: H4891 (מִשְׁחָר)

lcf2) trfhrhs (סהההרההורת ShHhRHhWRT) - Dark: KJV (1): black - Strongs: H7840 (שְׁחַרְחֹר)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. שָׁחַר verb be black (Late Hebrew שָׁחוֺר and derivatives, black, blackness, etc., Sirach 25:17 Hiph`il make black; Aramaic שְׁחַר (Jastrow Dalm), Aph`el grow black, so , coal; Jäger BAS ii. 295 compare Assyrian šûru, coal, šurinnu, fire-pot); — ׳שׁ, of skin Job 30:30.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׁחַר to be or become black (Aramean ܫܚܰܪ, שְׁחַר id). Pregn., Job 30:30, עוֹרִי שָׁחַר מֵעָלַי “my skin is black (and draws away) from off me.”

Derivatives, שָׁחֹר, שְׁחוֹר, שְׁחַרְחֹר, and pr.n. שִׁיחוֹר.



(1) pr. apparently to break, to break forth, as light, the dawn, whence

(2) to break in, to pry in, hence to seek, compare בָּקַר No. 3. In Kal once found, Proverbs 11:27 see Piel.

Piel שִׁחַר to seek, a word altogether poetic. Followed by an acc. Job 7:21; Proverbs 7:15, 8:17 and לְ with an inf. Job 24:5; Proverbs 13:24, אֹהֲבוֹ שִׁחֲרוֹ מוּסָר “he who loveth (his son) seeks (i.e. as it were carefully prepares) chastisement for him.” The suff. must be regarded as in the dative. To seek God is

(a) to long after him, Psalms 63:2; Isaiah 26:9.

(b) to turn oneself to him, Hosea 5:15; Psalms 78:34. Followed by אֶל Job 8:5.

Derivatives, מִשְׁחָר, pr.n. שְׁחַרְיָה and

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