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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)

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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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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֵמָר m. ἄσφαλτος, bitumen, which boils up from subterranean fountains like oil or hot pitch, in the vicinity of Babylon, and also near the Dead Sea, and from its bottom; it afterwards hardens through the heat of the sun, and is collected on the surface of the Dead Sea, which hence receives the name of lacus asphaltites. (Tac. Hist. 5, 6. Strabo, xvi. page 763. Diod., ii. 48; xix. 98, 99. Curt., v. 16; see also the accounts of modern travellers collected by Rosenmüller, altes und neues Morgenland, i. No. 24, 31.) Genesis 11:3, 14:10 Exodus 2:3. Arab. حُمَرُ. It receives its name either from its boiling up from the fountains (see Genesis 14:14), from the root No. 1, or from redness, the best kind being of that colour; Diosc. i. 99, ἄσφαλτος διαφέρει ἡ ἰουδαϊκὴ τῆς λοιπῆς· ἔστι δὲ καλὴ ἡ πορφυροειδῶς στίλβουσα … … Γεννᾶται καὶ ἐν Φοινίκῃ καὶ ἐν Σιδόνι καὶ ἐν Βαβυλῶνι καὶ ἐν Ζακύνφῳ.

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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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