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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #08050 - שְׁמוּאֵל

Word Origin
from the pass part of (08085) and (0410)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Samuel = “his name is El”

1) son of Elkanah by his wife Hannah and judge or prophet of Israel during the days of Saul and David

2) son Ammihud and the prince of the tribe of Simeon who was chosen to divide the land of Canaan between the tribes. Spelled ‘Shemuel’

3) son of Tola and grandson of Issachar. Spelled ‘Shemuel’

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (140) NAS (140) HCS (139)
Numbers 1
1 Samuel 109
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Jeremiah 1
Numbers 1
1 Samuel 109
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Jeremiah 1
Numbers 1
1 Samuel 128
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Jeremiah 1
n-p 140
n-p 137
n-p 137

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שְׁמוּאֵל140 proper name, masculine Samuel (= name of El Thes and others (or, his name is El Hom Heb.Trad.98f. Wkl KAT 3. 225 Now 181,20), compare מּנוּאֵל, רְעוּאֵל; see Dr181,20; Prät ZMG 1903,777 ff. caritative from יִשְׁמָעֵאל; Palmyrene שמואל Lzb377; see further Gie AT Schätzung d. Gottesn. (1901), 102ff.); —

1 great prophet, 11th cent. B.C., σαμουηλ: 1 Samuel 1:20 (name explained as if from שָׁאַל), 1 Samuel 1:18,21,26 125t. 1Samuel; 1 Chronicles 6:13; 1 Chronicles 6:18; 1 Chronicles 9:22; 1 Chronicles 11:3; 1 Chronicles 26:28; 1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 35:18; Jeremiah 15:1; Psalm 99:6.

2 in Simeon, Numbers 34:30 (P), σαλαμιηλ.

3 in Issachar 1 Chronicles 7:2, (I) σαμουηλ.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שְׁמוּאֵל pr.n. Samuel, [Shemuel] (according to 1 Samuel 1:20, i.q. שְׁמוּעֲאֵל “heard of God,” unless it be preferred “name of God,” taking שְׁמוּ as a sing. const. i.q. שֵׁם, compare רֵעַ and רְעוּ, מֵת and מְתוּ, פְּנוּ, פְּנִי i.q. פָּנֶה face [the Scripture derivation of a name must always be the true one]).

(1) the name of a very celebrated judge and prophet of the Hebrews, the son of Elkanah, of the tribe of Ephraim (1 Samuel 1:1) [this is wholly incorrect; he was a Levite].

(2) Another of the same name, also the son of Elkanah, grandfather of Heman, 1 Chronicles 6:13, 18 1 Chronicles 6:18, who is mentioned among the Levites and singers. [But this is the same person as No. 1.]

(3)  Numbers 34:24.

(4)  1 Chronicles 7:2.

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List of Word Forms
וּ֭שְׁמוּאֵל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֔ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֕ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֖ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֗ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֞ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֣ל וּשְׁמוּאֵ֥ל וּשְׁמוּאֵל֙ ושמואל לִשְׁמוּאֵ֔ל לִשְׁמוּאֵ֜ל לִשְׁמוּאֵל֮ לשמואל שְׁמוּאֵ֑ל שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל שְׁמוּאֵ֖ל שְׁמוּאֵ֗ל שְׁמוּאֵ֛ל שְׁמוּאֵ֜ל שְׁמוּאֵ֣ל שְׁמוּאֵ֣ל ׀ שְׁמוּאֵ֤ל שְׁמוּאֵ֧ל שְׁמוּאֵֽל׃ שְׁמוּאֵל֒ שְׁמוּאֵל֙ שְׁמוּאֵל֮ שמואל שמואל׃ liš·mū·’êl lishmuEl lišmū’êl šə·mū·’êl šəmū’êl shemuEl ū·šə·mū·’êl ūšəmū’êl ushemuEl
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