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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3529 - כְּבָר

Word Origin
the same as (03528)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Chebar = “far-off”

1) a Babylonian river near which many Israelite exiles settled; maybe the ‘Habor’ or the ‘Royal Canal’ of Nebuchadnezzar

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 8
n-p 8

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. כְּבָר proper name, of a river Kebar, a river (or perhaps a canal) of Babylonia, not at present identified, by which the exiles, among whom Ezekiel ministered, were settled; always in the phrase נְהַר כְּבָר Ezekiel 1:1,3; Ezekiel 3:15,23; Ezekiel 10:15,20,22; Ezekiel 43:3 (compare Sm Ezekiel 1:1 Del Par. 47f., 184).

II. כבר (√ of following; ? to intertwine, net; Late Hebrew כָּבַר sift is denominative from כְּבָרָה).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כְּבָר pr. subst. length of space, continuance of time (see the root, No. 2). Hence

(1) [Chebar], pr.n. of a river in Mesopotamia, also called חָבוֹר (which see), Greek and Latin Chaboras. Ezekiel 1:3, 3:15, 23 Ezekiel 3:23, 10:15, 22 Ezekiel 10:22. This orthography of this name accords with the Syriac (ܟܒܰܪ, ܟܰܒܽܘܪ), while on the other hand חָבוֹר (خابور) agrees with the Arabic. Although each form affords a suitable etymology (חָבוֹר joining together, and כְּבָר length, a long, great river), yet I should regard the Aramean mode of spelling the name of a river in Mesopotamia, as the genuine and original.

(2) adv. already, long ago, formerly, now (längft). Ecclesiastes 1:10, 3:15 4:2 9:6,. (Syr. ܟܒܰܪ long ago, already).

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List of Word Forms
כְּבָ֑ר כְּבָ֔ר כְּבָֽר׃ כְּבָר֙ כבר כבר׃ kə·ḇār kəḇār keVar
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