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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4115 - מַהְפֶּכֶת
1a) similar instrument of punishment (compelling crooked posture or distorting)
1b) house of stocks, prison-house
1379) kp (פכ PK) AC: Overturn CO: Flask AB: ?: The flask, usually made of a horn (see Job 42:14) , for storing medicinal, cosmetic or ritual oils. The flask is overturned to pour out the contents. (eng: flask - with the additional l and s)
V) kpe (הפכ HPK) - Overturn: To turn something over or upside down as if pouring out its contents. KJV (94): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Hophal) turn, overthrow, overturn, change, become, came, convert, gave, make, perverse, pervert, retire, tumble - Strongs: H2015 (הָפַךְ)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַהְפֶּכֶת f. (from the root הָפַךְ), pr. twisting, distortion, i.e. the stocks, in which the hands and feet of a prisoner were so fixed that his body was distorted (worin jemand krumm gefchloffen wurde). Compare סַד and Scheid, in Diss. Lugdd. page 968; Jeremiah 20:2, Jeremiah 20:3, 29:26. 2 Chronicles 16:10, בֵּית הַמַּהְפֶּכֶת “the house of the stocks,” a prison.
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