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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2247 - חָבָה

Word Origin
a primitive root [compare (02245)]
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to withdraw, hide, hide oneself

1a) (Qal) to withdraw

1b) (Niphal) to hide oneself, remain hidden, withdraw

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 613 ‑ ἀποκρύπτω (ap‑ok‑roop'‑to);  1886 ‑ ἔπαυλις (ep'‑ow‑lis);  2096 ‑ Εὕα (yoo'‑ah);  2222 ‑ ζωή (dzo‑ay');  2968 ‑ κώμη (ko'‑may);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (5) HCS (4)
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Joshua 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
v-nc 2
v-np3ms 1
v-nc 2
v-np3ms 1
v-nc 2
v-np3ms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1163) bh (ההב HhB) AC: Hide CO: Bosom AB: Refuge: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The b is a picture of a tent or house. Combined these mean "wall of the house". The walls of the house enclose the home as refuge for the family. A refuge functions as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation.

A) bh (ההב HhB) AC: ? CO: Bosom AB: ?: A place where one is hidden in the arms and cherished.

Nm) bh (ההב HhB) - Bosom: KJV (1): bosom - Strongs: H2243 (חֹב)

B) bbh (ההבב HhBB) AC: Cherish CO: ? AB: ?: One that is cherished is held close to the bosom.

V) bbh (ההבב HhBB) - Cherish: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) love - Strongs: H2245 (חָבַב)

E) abh (ההבא HhBA) AC: Hide CO: Refuge AB: ?: Any place where one hides in secret or for lurking.

V) abh (ההבא HhBA) - Hide: KJV (33): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual) hide, held, secretly - Strongs: H2244 (חָבָא)

am) abhm (מההבא MHhBA) - Refuge: A place of hiding. [df: awbxm] KJV (2): hiding place, lurking place - Strongs: H4224 (מַחֲבֵא)

H) ebh (ההבה HhBH) AC: Hide CO: ? AB: ?: A refuge functions as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation.

V) ebh (ההבה HhBH) - Hide: KJV (5): (vf: Paal, Niphal) hide - Strongs: H2247 (חָבָה)

fjm) nfibh (ההביונ HhBYWN) - Hiding: KJV (1): hiding - Strongs: H2253 (חֶבְיוֹן)

J) bfh (ההוב HhWB) AC: Endanger CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

V) bfh (ההוב HhWB) - Endanger: KJV (1): (vf: Piel) endanger - Strongs: H2325 (חָיַב)

Nm) bfh (ההוב HhWB) - Debtor: KJV (1): debtor - Strongs: H2326 (חוֹב)

M) bih (ההיב HhYB) AC: ? CO: Bosom AB: ?: A place of refuge.

Nm) bih (ההיב HhYB) - Bosom: [df: qyx qwx qx] KJV (39): bosom, bottom, lap - Strongs: H2436 (חֵק)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [חָבָה] verb withdraw, hide, compare חבא; —

Qal Imperative masculine singular חֲבִי Isaiah 26:20 (Aramaic form, Ol§ 235,3 Ew§ 224.c Du; Di reads חֲבֵּי = חֲבֵה), withdraw into privacy ("" בּאֹ בַחֲדָרֶיךָ).

Niph`al Perfect וְנֶחְבָּה consecutive Jeremiah 49:10; לְנַחְבֵּתֶם consecutive Joshua 2:16 (JE); Infinitive לְהֵחָבֵה (as א׳׳ל) 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 7:12; withdraw, hide oneself, literal Joshua 216 (JE), followed by שָׁמָּה; 2 Kings 7:12 with בְּ local; 1 Kings 22:25; of Esau = Edom, hiding from judgment of ׳י, וְנֶחְבָּה לֹא יוּכָּ֑ל Jeremiah 49:10, as pointed, meant no doubt as perfect, but construction then hard; read rather infinitive absolute נַחְבֹּה; so Gf Gie and others (see Kö i. 624).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָבָה i.q. חָבָא to hide oneself. In Kal once imp. חֲבִי Isaiah 26:20.

Niphal, inf. הֵחָבֵה id., 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 7:12.

Derivatives, חֶבְיוֹן and the proper names חֲבָיָה, חוֹבָה [יְחֻבָּה], נַחְבִּי.

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List of Word Forms
וְנֶחְבָּ֖ה וְנַחְבֵּתֶ֨ם ונחבה ונחבתם חֲבִ֥י חבי לְהֵחָבֵ֤ה לְהֵחָבֵֽה׃ להחבה להחבה׃ chaVi ḥă·ḇî ḥăḇî lə·hê·ḥā·ḇêh lehechaVeh ləhêḥāḇêh venachbeTem venechBah wə·naḥ·bê·ṯem wə·neḥ·bāh wənaḥbêṯem wəneḥbāh
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