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Entry for Strong's #3264 - יַעוֹר

Word Origin
a variation of (03298)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) wood, forest, thicket, wooded height

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS ( 0 ) HCS ( 0 )
Ezekiel 1
1 Chronicles 1
n-cfs 1
n-cfs 1
n-cfs 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1526) rg (גהר GhR) AC: Dark CO: City AB: ?: The pictograph g is a picture of a rope with the extended meaning of darkness. The r is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "dark man" or an enemy. (eng: jungle - with the exchange of the j and y and the l and r)

A) rg (גהר GhR) AC: ? CO: City AB: ?

Nm ) rg (גהר GhR) - I. City: II. Enemy:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (7): city, enemy - Strongs: H6145 (עָר), H6146 (עָר)

J) rfg (גהור GhWR) AC: Dark CO: ? AB: ?

V) rfg (גהור GhWR) - I. Waken:To wake as to open the eyes from darkness. II. Blind:To become dark of site through blindness or the putting out of the eyes. KJV (86): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) stir, awake, wake, raise, arise, master, put out, blind - Strongs: H5782 (עוּר), H5786 (עָוַר)

Nm) rfg (גהור GhWR) - Blind: A darkness of the eye. KJV (26): blind - Strongs: H5787 (עִוֵּר)

jm) nfrfg (גהורונ GhWRWN) - Blindness: KJV (3): blindness, blind - Strongs: H5788 (עַוֶּרֶת)

L) rgi (יגהר YGhR) AC: ? CO: Forest AB: ?: A dark place.

Nm) rgi (יגהר YGhR) - Forest: KJV (59): forest, wood, honeycomb - Strongs: H3264 (יַעוֹר), H3293 (יַעַר)

Nf1) ergi (יגהרה YGhRH) - Forest: KJV (2): forest - Strongs: H3295 (יַעֲרָה)

M) rig (גהיר GhYR) AC: ? CO: City AB: ?: A dark and wicked place.

Nm) ig (גהיר GhYR) - I. City: II. Colt:As dark in color. KJV (1097): city, town, colt, foal, ass - Strongs: H5892 (עָיַר), H5895 (עַיִר)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. יַ֫עַר noun masculine 2 Samuel 18:8 wood, forest, thicket (MI21 plural היערן (= proper name, of a location ?); Phoenician יער and יר, compare DHM in MV (10) 983; Aramaic יַעֲרָא, wood, thicket; Assyrian âru Dl HWB 230, compare Jäger BAS i, 476) — absolute ַ֫ יעַר Isaiah 7:2 +; יָ֑עַר Micah 3:12 +; with ה locative יַעֲרָה Joshua 17:15; construct ַ֫ יעַר 2 Samuel 18:6; יַעְרָהּ Jeremiah 46:23, etc.; plural יְעָרִים Ezra 2:25 4t. (including Ezekiel 34:25 Qr, so Co); יְעָרוֺת Psalm 29:9; —

a. wood, forest, wooded height, with trees to be felled Joshua 17:15 (with עלה go up to), Joshua 17:18 (J), Deuteronomy 19:5 (not elsewhere Hexateuch); עֵץ מִיַּעַר כְּרָתוֺ Jeremiah 10:13 as wood out of a forest he hath cut it; יחטבו מןהֿיערים Ezekiel 39:10 (עצים מןהֿשׂדה in "" clause); as producing trees יער צוֺמֵחַ עֵצִים Ecclesiastes 2:6; in designation of Solomon's palace בֵּית יַעַר הַלְּבָנוֺן 1 Kings 7:2 (on structure of this house see Sta Salomos Bauten, ZAW 1883,150), 1 Kings 10:17,21 2 Chronicles 9:16,20; compare בֵּית הַיָּ֫עַר Isaiah 22:8; figurative of foes to be cut down and destroyed נִקַּף סִבְכֵיהיער Isaiah 10:34; כָּֽרְתוּ יַעְרָהּ Jeremiah 46:23; so Isaiah 32:19 and יער הַבָּצִו֯ר Zechariah 11:2 (read Kt הַבָּצוּר inaccessible forest).

b. as hiding-place for fugitive 1 Samuel 22:5; lurking-place of wild beasts Amos 3:4; Micah 5:7; 2 Kings 2:24; Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 12:8; Isaiah 56:9; Psalm 50:10; Psalm 80:14; Psalm 104:20, compare Ezekiel 34:25 (read Qr, see above)

c. stripped by voice of׳י Psalm 29:9; devoured by fire Isaiah 9:17 (׳סִבְכֵי הַיּ; figurative of the people); so in metaphor or simile of ׳י s judgements Isaiah 10:18 (כְּבוֺד יַעְרוֺ, figurative of Assyr.), Jeremiah 21:14; Ezekiel 21:2; Ezekiel 21:3 (see below) Psalm 83:15.

d. opposed to כַּרְמֶל ( garden-land) Isaiah 29:17; Isaiah 32:15; but also יַעַר כַּרְמִלּוֺ his garden woodland 2 Kings 19:23 = Isaiah 37:24, and יַעַר בְּתוֺךְ כַּרְמֶל Micah 7:14 (secluded and fertile abode for flock, figurative of people, see Che; Hi-St thinks of sacred grove).

e. = thicket, especially as symbol of desolation Hosea 2:14; בָּמוֺת יער thicket-covered heights (overgrown with bushes and trees) Micah 3:12 = Jeremiah 26:18; also בַּיַּעַר בּעֲרַב Isaiah 21:13 in the thicket (or bushes, so VB) in Arabia must ye lodge, caravans of Dedanites.

f.עֲצֵי (ה)יער trees of the forest Isaiah 7:2 (in sim), Isaiah 10:19 (יַעְרוֺ שְׁאָר עֵץ, figurative), Isaiah 44:14; Ezekiel 15:2, also Ezekiel 15:6 (עֵץ היער), Song of Solomon 2:3 (in simile); figurative, as singing before ׳י Psalm 96:12 = 1 Chronicles 16:33; Isaiah 44:23 (יער וְכָלעֵֿץ בּוֺ).

g. particular forests are: יער אפרים 2 Samuel 18:6, see אֶפְרַיִם above; compare 2 Samuel 18:18; 2 Samuel 18:17 (see also Joshua 17:15,18); יַעַר חָ֑רֶת 1 Samuel 22:5 (see above); יַעַר לְבָנוֺן (see above); יַעַר הַשָּׂדֶה נֶגֶב and יַעַר הַנָּגֶב Ezekiel 21:2; Ezekiel 21:3 (see above) figurative of Judah (land and people); see also יְעָרִים below — שְׂדֵיָֿ֑ יעַר Psalm 132:6 is a proper name, of a location (but Bae thinks appellative 'auf waldigem Gefilcle'), see קִרְיַת יְעָרִים. On 1 Samuel 14:25,26, see II. יער. — יעורים Ezekiel 34:25 Kt, read יְעָרִים Qr, see above

II. יער ( √ of following; meaning dubious; MV identification with I, from roughness and porousness (?) of honeycomb, compare Buhl.

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