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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2260 - חִבֵּל

Word Origin
from (02254) (in the sense of furnished with ropes)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) mast (meaning uncertain)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (4) HCS (1)
Proverbs 1
Proverbs 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 2
Proverbs 1
n-cms 1
n-cms 1
n-cms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2141) lbh (ההבל HhBL) AC: Bind CO: Rope AB: ?: To bind something by wrapping it around with a rope. [from: bh- as being enclose]

V) lbh (ההבל HhBL) - I. Bind:To be bound as with ropes. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Pledge:To be bound. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (35): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual, Piel) destroy, pledge, band, brought, corrupt, offend, spoil, travail, withhold, hurt - Strongs: H2254 (חָבַל), H2255 (חֲבַל)

Nm) lbh (ההבל HhBL) - I. Cord:Used for binding around. II. Region:As bound with borders. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (63): sorrow, cord, line, coast, portion, region, lot, rope, company, pang, band, country, destruction, pain, snare, tackling, hurt, damage - Strongs: H2256 (חֶבֶל), H2257 (חֲבָל)

cm) lfbh (ההבול HhBWL) - Pledge: As a binding. KJV (4): pledge - Strongs: H2258 (חֲבֹלָה)

df1) elfbh (ההבולה HhBWLH) - Crime: What causes one to become bound in ropes. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): hurt - Strongs: H2248 (חֲבוּלָה)

em) lbih (ההיבל HhYBL) - Mast: What the sail of a ship is attached to using ropes. KJV (1): mast - Strongs: H2260 (חִבֵּל)

gm) lbfh (ההובל HhWBL) - Sailor: One who uses ropes on a ship. KJV (5): pilot - Strongs: H2259 (חֹבֵל)

idf1) elfbht (תההבולה THhBWLH) - Council: As surrounding one with advice. KJV (6): counsel, advice - Strongs: H8458 (תַּחְבּוּלָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חִבֵּל noun [masculine] probably mast (as corded or roped in place; denominative from חֶבֶל) — only in simile of drunken man ׳שֹׁכֵב בְּראֹשׁ ח Proverbs 23:24 (opposed to שֹׁכֵב בְּלֶביָֿם) i.e. in the lookout-basket at the mast-head, compare Thes in carchesio.ᵐ5ᵑ9 read חֹבֵל.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חִבֵּל occurs once, Proverbs 23:34. The form implies it to be intensitive for חֹבֵל or חֵבֶל a cord. [See note on this word.] A large rope of a ship, Schiffstau, is to be understood; perhaps it is especially a cable, and thus the expression may be very fitly understood: “thou shalt be as one lying בְּרֹאשׁ חִבֵּל on the top, i.e. at the end of a rope” (a cable): in the other hemistich there is, “one who lies down in the heart of the sea.” I formerly understood it to mean a mast, so called from its ropes (חֵבֶל), but examples are wanting of denominative nouns of this form. [In Thes. Gesenius has reconsidered this word, and given mast as its probable meaning. Prof. Lee suggests wave, billow, apparently without etymological grounds.] Ewald’s conjecture (Heb. Gram. p. 240), that Hades, Orcus, is intended, as destroying, (see Piel No. II), will not be adopted by many.

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