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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2352 - חוּר
1250) rk (כר KR) AC: Dig CO: Bowl AB: ?: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "palm of man". The palm as hollowed out. A digging. (eng: core; bore)
kf1) erkm (מכרה MKRH) - I. Cave:As a hole in the rock. [df: hrem]II. Weapon:Probably a weapon that is a digging tool or similar implement. KJV (40): cave, den, hole, habitation, army - Strongs: H4380 (מְכֵרָה), H4631 (מְעָרָה)
V) erk (כרה KRH) - I. Dig:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Prepare:To prepare a banquet or feast. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal) dig, make, pierce, open, grieve - Strongs: H3735 (כְּרָה), H3738 (כָּרָה), H3739 (כָּרָה)
Nm ) rfk (כור KWR) - I. Pit:A hole, well or cistern that is dug out. [df: rwb rwx rx]II. Furnace:A hollow box formed out of brick or clay for cooking. III. Kor:A standard of measure. KJV (96): pit, cistern, well, dungeon, fountain, measure, cor - Strongs: H953 (בּוֹר), H2352 (חוּר), H2356 (חוֹר), H3564 (כּוּר), H3734 (כֹּר)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חוּר an unused root, the meaning of which was that of hollowing, boring, as shewn by the derivatives חוֹר, חוּר No. II, a hole, a cavern, and the proper names חֹרִי, חַוְרָן; compare some of the derivatives of the root خار, as خَوْرَانُ foramen ani, خَوْرُ the mouth of a river, bay of the sea. Kindred roots are כּוּר and غَارَ; whence מְעוּרָה, مَغَارَةُ, غَارُ a cavern.
I. חוּר & חֻר m. white and fine linen, from the root חָוַר. LXX. βύσσος. Esther 1:6, 8:15.
II. חוּר m.
(1) i.q. חוֹר No. II, a hole, as that of a viper, Isaiah 11:8 used of an abominable subterranean prison (Germ. Loch), Isaiah 42:22. Root חוּר No. II.
(2) [Hur], pr.n. of several men
(a) of a Midianite king, Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21.
(b) of the husband of Miriam, the sister of Moses, [on what authority does this description of Hur rest?], Exodus 17:10, 24:14.
(c) 1 Chronicles 2:19, 50 1 Chronicles 2:50, 4:1, 1 Chronicles 4:4 compare 1 Chronicles 2:20; Exodus 31:2.
(d) Nehemiah 3:9.
(e) 1 Kings 4:8.
I. חוֹר i.q. חוּר No. I, white linen. Pl. חֹרַי (poet. for חֹרִים) cloths of linen or byssus, Isaiah 19:9. Allied to this are Arab. حَرِيرُ white silk, Ethiopic ሐሪር፡ cotton, according to Ludolf. Lex. Ethiop. page 36. Root חָוַר.
II. חוֹר m.
(1) a hole, 2 Kings 12:10 used of a window, [Is not this rather, a hole in a door?], Song of Solomon 5:4 of the cavity of the eye, Zechariah 14:12.
(2) a cavern, Job 30:6; 1 Samuel 14:11 of a den of wild beasts, Nahum 2:13. Root חוּר.
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