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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1301 - בָּרָק

Word Origin
the same as (01300)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Barak = “lightning” or “lightning flash”

1) son of Abinoam of Kedesh who, incited by Deborah, a prophetess of Ephraim, delivered the Israelites from the yoke of Jabin by routing the Canaanites in the plain of Jezreel

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (13) NAS (13) HCS (13)
Judges 12
Judges 12
Judges 13
n-p 13
n-p 13
n-p 13

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בָּרָק proper name, masculine ( lightning-flash, compare Punic Barcas, surname of Hamilcar, compare Nepos Hamilcar 1,1; Sabean ברקם DHM ZMG, 1875,592; Palmyrene ברק Vog Palm. 76) son of Abinoam, & leader of Israel Judges 4:6,8,9,10,12,14 (twice in verse); Judges 4:15,16,22; Judges 5:1,12,15.

בְּרַק compare בני ברק.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּרָק m.

(1)  lightning. (Syriac, Arab. ܒܰܪܩܳܐ, بَرْقُ id.) Daniel 10:6. Coll. lightnings, Psalms 144:6; 2 Samuel 22:15; Ezekiel 1:13. Pl. בְּרָקִים Job 38:35; Psalms 18:15, 77:19, etc. Applied to the brightness of a sword, Ezekiel 21:15, 33 Eze 21:33. Deuteronomy 32:41, בְּרַק חַרְבִּי “the lightning of my sword,” i.e. my glittering sword. Nahum 3:3; Habakkuk 3:11. Comp. Zechariah 9:14. Hence

(2) poet. the glittering sword itself, Job 20:25.

(3) [Barak], pr.n. of a leader of the Israelites, who by the aid of Deborah obtained a great victory over the Canaanites, Judges 4:6, seq.; 5:1, 12 Judges 5:12, 15 Judges 5:15. Comp. בְּדָן. He was called “thunderbolt,” fulmen (Cic. pro Balb. xv.), as amongst the Pœni “Hamilcar Barcas.”

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List of Word Forms
בָּרָ֔ק בָּרָ֖ק בָּרָ֛ק בָּרָ֜ק בָּרָ֥ק בָּרָק֙ בָרָ֑ק בָרָק֮ ברק וּבָרָ֖ק וּבָרָ֗ק וברק לְבָרָ֣ק לברק bā·rāq ḇā·rāq baRak bārāq ḇārāq lə·ḇā·rāq ləḇārāq levaRak ū·ḇā·rāq ūḇārāq uvaRak vaRak
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