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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3791 - כְּתָב

Word Origin
from (03789)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) a writing, document, edict

1a) register, enrolment, roll

1b) mode of writing, character, letter

1c) letter, document, a writing

1d) a written edict

1d1) of royal enactment

1d2) of divine authority

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 582 ‑ ἀπογραφή (ap‑og‑raf‑ay');  1124 ‑ γραφή (graf‑ay');  1378 ‑ δόγμα (dog'‑mah);  1992 ‑ ἐπιστολή (ep‑is‑tol‑ay');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (17) HCS (16)
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 1
Esther 8
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 1
Esther 8
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 9
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
n-cms 9
v-nw3ms 1
v-qp3ms 1
n-cms 9
v-nw3ms 1
v-qp3ms 1
n-cms 9
v-nw3ms 1
v-qp3ms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2295) btk (כתב KTB) AC: Write CO: Writing AB: ?

V) btk (כתב KTB) - Write: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (231): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) write, describe, subscribe, record - Strongs: H3789 (כָּתַב), H3790 (כְּתַב)

Nm) btk (כתב KTB) - Writing: Something written as well as the act of writing. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (29): writing, register, scripture, prescribing - Strongs: H3791 (כְּתָב), H3792 (כְּתָב)

cf2) tbftk (כתובת KTWBT) - Writing: KJV (1): any - Strongs: H3793 (כְּתֹבֶת)

hm) btkm (מכתב MKTB) - Writing: A written composition. KJV (9): writing - Strongs: H4385 (מִכְתָּב)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 כְּתָב noun masculine Ezra 4:7 writing (late Aramaic; Biblical Aramaic כְּתָב Syriac ); — ׳כ absolute 1 Chronicles 28:19 4t.; construct Ezekiel 13:9 4t.; suffix כְּתָבָהּ Esther 1:22 2t.; כְּתָבָם Ezra 2:62 3t.; — writing:

1 register, enrolement, Ezekiel 13:9; Ezra 2:62 = Nehemiah 7:64.

2 = mode of writing, character, letter, הִנִּשְׁתְּוָן כָּתוּב אֲרָמִית׳וּכ Ezra 4:7 and the writing of the letter was written in Aramaic (characters; so probably, see BeRy Ryle, compare Late Hebrew Hoffm ZAW i.(1881), 334ff.); compare Esther 1:22; Esther 3:12; Esther 8:9 (twice in verse).

3 = letter, 2 Chronicles 2:10; Esther 9:27.

4 of a royal enactment, edict 2 Chronicles 35:4 ("" מִכְתָּב), Esther 3:14; Esther 8:8,13; more fully כְּתָבהַֿדָּת Esther 4:8.

5 of a writing with divine authority 1 Chronicles 28:19; אֱמֶת׳כ Daniel 10:21, i.e. a book of truth.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כְּתָב m. Chald. id.

(1)  something written, a writing, Daniel 5:8, 15, 16, 24.

(2) Specially a mandate, a precept, Ezra 6:18, 7:22, דִּי לְא כְתָב “without prescription,” i.e. at will, as much as is wanted.

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List of Word Forms
בִּכְתָ֔ב בִּכְתָ֖ב בִּכְתָ֗ב בִּכְתָ֛ב בכתב הַכְּתָ֗ב הכתב וּבִכְתָ֤ב וּכְתָב֙ ובכתב וכתב כְּתָֽב־ כְתָ֞ב כְתָבָ֛ם כִּכְתָבָ֔הּ כִּכְתָבָ֖ם ככתבה ככתבם כתב כתב־ כתבם bichTav biḵ·ṯāḇ biḵṯāḇ cheTav chetaVam hak·kə·ṯāḇ hakkəṯāḇ hakkeTav ḵə·ṯā·ḇām ḵə·ṯāḇ kə·ṯāḇ- ḵəṯāḇ kəṯāḇ- ḵəṯāḇām ketav kichtaVah kichtaVam kiḵ·ṯā·ḇāh kiḵ·ṯā·ḇām kiḵṯāḇāh kiḵṯāḇām ū·ḇiḵ·ṯāḇ ū·ḵə·ṯāḇ ūḇiḵṯāḇ ucheTav ūḵəṯāḇ uvichTav
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