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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1090 - בִּלְהָה

Word Origin
from (01089)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name, Feminine
Proper Name, Location
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Bilhah = “troubled”

1) Rachel’s handmaid whom she gave to Jacob as a concubine, mother to two of Jacob’s children, Dan and Naphtali (noun proper feminine)

2) a city in Simeon (noun proper locative)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Genesis 9
1 Chronicles 2
Genesis 9
1 Chronicles 2
Genesis 9
1 Chronicles 2
n-p 11
n-p 11
n-p 11

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. בִּלְהָה proper name, feminine (etymology dubious) handmaid of Rachel, concubine of Jacob Genesis 29:29; Genesis 30:3,4,5,7; Genesis 35:22,25 (sons Dan & Naphtali) Genesis 37:2 (probably gloss, Ol) Genesis 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13.

II. בִּלהָה

proper name, of a location a city of Simeon 1 Chronicles 4:29, probably = בַּעֲלָה Joshua 15:29, בָּלָה Joshua 19:3 compare Di; site dubious

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בִּלְהָה (perhaps “modesty,” see בָּלַהּ in Kal), [Bilhah], pr.n.

(1) of the handmaid of Rachel, who bore to Jacob Dan and Naphtali, Genesis 30:3, seq.; 35:22.

(2) a town of the tribe of Simeon, 1 Chronicles 4:29 called elsewhere בָּלָה (Joshua 19:3), also בַּעֲלָה.

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List of Word Forms
בִּלְהָ֔ה בִּלְהָ֖ה בִּלְהָ֖ה֙ בִּלְהָ֥ה בִלְהָ֔ה בִלְהָ֖ה בִלְהָ֛ה בִלְהָֽה׃ בִלְהָה֙ בלהה בלהה׃ וּבְבִלְהָ֥ה ובבלהה bil·hāh ḇil·hāh bilHah bilhāh ḇilhāh ū·ḇə·ḇil·hāh ūḇəḇilhāh uvevilHah vilHah
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