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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2564 - חֵמָר

Word Origin
from (02560)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) slime, pitch, asphalt, bitumen

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Genesis 2
Exodus 1
Genesis 2
Exodus 1
Genesis 2
Exodus 1
n-cms 2
n-cms 2
n-cms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2175) rmh (ההמר HhMR) AC: Boil CO: Tar AB: ?: A dark, thick and slimy substance often called bitumen is released the bottom of water pools rising to the surface in bubbles (seen as a boiling) . This substance was used for waterproofing boats or other vessels as well as a type of mortar. [from: mh- a separating out of substances]

V) rmh (ההמר HhMR) - I. Boil:To boil as a turbulent boiling of the tar at the surface. II. Sm (vf: Paal) |kjv: trouble, red, daub, foul - Strongs: H2560 (חָמַר)

Nm ) rmh (ההמר HhMR) - I. II. Wine:The dark and thick wine that floats to the surface of the wine vat. KJV (11): pure, red wine, wine, slime - Strongs: H2561 (חֶמֶר), H2562 (חֲמַר), H2564 (חֵמָר)

cm) rfmh (ההמור HhMWR) - Donkey: Possibly from its dark color. KJV (98): ass, heap - Strongs: H2543 (חֲמֹר), H2565 (חֲמֹרָה)

gm) rmfh (ההומר HhWMR) - I. Clay:A thick and slimy soil used as a mortar or for making bricks. II. Hhomer:A unit of measure. KJV (30): clay, morter, mire, heap - Strongs: H2563 (חֹמֶר)

tcm) rfmhi (יההמור YHhMWR) - Yahhmor: An unknown animal, probably from its dark. KJV (2): deer - Strongs: H3180 (יַחְמוּר)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חֵמָר noun [masculine] bitumen, asphalt (from I. חמר according to OBlau ZMG 1869,279, bitumen as seething, swelling up; Thes MV, from IV. חמר, with reference to reddish-brown colour) — חֵמָר Genesis 11:3 2t.; used for cement in building Babel Genesis 11:3 (J); abounding in vale of Siddim ׳בֶּאֱרֹת בֶּאֱרֹת ח Genesis 14:10; used in coating Moses' 'ark' of bulrushes Exodus 2:3 (E; "" זָ֑פֶת).

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List of Word Forms
בַחֵמָ֖ר בחמר וְהַ֣חֵמָ֔ר והחמר חֵמָ֔ר חמר ḇa·ḥê·mār ḇaḥêmār cheMar ḥê·mār ḥêmār vacheMar veHacheMar wə·ha·ḥê·mār wəhaḥêmār

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