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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #426 - אֱלָהּ

Word Origin
corresponding to (0433)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) god, God

1a) god, heathen deity

1b) God (of Israel)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 32 ‑ ἄγγελος (ang'‑el‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (95) NAS (95) HCS (95)
Ezra 36
Jeremiah 1
Daniel 41
Ezra 36
Jeremiah 1
Daniel 41
Ezra 43
Jeremiah 1
Daniel 51
a-cp 1
n-cmp 12
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 27
n-cmsd 33
a-cp 1
n-cmp 8
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 23
n-cmsd 21
a-cp 1
n-cmp 8
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 23
n-cmsd 21

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1012) la (אל AL) AC: Yoke CO: Ox AB: Strength: The pictograph a is a picture of an ox head and also represents its strength. The l is a picture of a shepherd staff and also represents the authority of the shepherd. Combined these two pictographs mean "the strong authority" and can be anyone or thing of strong authority. The yoke is understood as a "staff on the shoulders" (see Isaiah 9:4) in order to harness their power for pulling loads such as a wagon or plow. Hence, the two pictographs can also represent "the ox in the yoke". Often two oxen were yoked together. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up (yoked) with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the "strong authority" who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox. (eng: all; elk; elephant)

A) la (אל AL) AC: ? CO: Ox AB: Oath: The power of the oxs muscles to perform work.

Nm) la (אל AL) - Power: One who holds authority over others such as judges, chiefs and gods. In the sense of being yoked to one another. KJV (245): God, god, power, mighty, goodly, great, idols, strong, unto, with, against, at, into, in, before, to, of, upon, by, toward, hath, for, on, beside, from, where, after, within - Strongs: H410 (אֵל)

Nf1) ela (אלה ALH) - I. Oath:A binding agreement including the curse for violating the oath. II. Oak:The strongest of the woods. KJV (50): oak, elm, teil tree, curse, oath, execration, swearing - Strongs: H423 (אָלָה), H424 (אֵלָה), H427 (אַלָּה)

bf1) eila (אליה ALYH) - Fat-tail: The fat part of a sheeps rump considered an Eastern delicacy. KJV (5): rump - Strongs: H451 (אַלְיָה)

if1) elat (תאלה TALH) - Curse: KJV (1): curse - Strongs: H8381 (תַּאֲלָה)

jm) nfla (אלונ ALWN) - Oak: The strongest of the woods. KJV (17): plain, oak - Strongs: H436 (אֵלוֹן), H437 (אַלּוֹן)

H) ela (אלה ALH) AC: Swear CO: Yoke AB: ?: The yoking together of two parties. A treaty or covenant binds two parties together through an oath (yoke) . The oath included blessings for abiding by the covenant and curses for breaking the covenant (see de28) . The God of the Hebrews was seen as the older ox that is yoked to his people in a covenant relationship.

V) ela (אלה ALH) - I. Sw (vf: Paal, Hiphil) |kjv: swear, curse, adjure, lament - Strongs: H421 (אָלָה), H422 (אָלָה)

Nm ) ela (אלה ALH) - Power: The power or might of one who rules or teaches. One who yokes with another. Often applied to rulers or a god. [Aramaic only] KJV (95): god - Strongs: H426 (אֱלָהּ)

cm) efla (אלוה ALWH) - Power: The power or might of one who rules or teaches. One who yokes with another. Often applied to rulers or a god. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hla] KJV (2663): God, god, heathen deity - Strongs: H430 (אֱלֹהִים), H433 (אֱלֹהַּ)

J) lfa (אול AWL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Strength: The strength of the ox.

Nm) lfa (אול AWL) - Strength: KJV (2): mighty, strength - Strongs: H193 (אוּל)

L) lai (יאל YAL) AC: ? CO: Yoke AB: ?: The placing of the yoke upon the shoulders to perform a task.

V) lai (יאל YAL) - Yoke: The placing of a yoke on the shoulders to perform work or undertake a task. KJV (19): (vf: Hiphil) content, please, would, taken upon me, began, assayed, willingly - Strongs: H2974 (יָאַל)

M) lia (איל AYL) AC: ? CO: Ox AB: Strength: Anyone or anything that functions as the "strong authority" is seen as the older ox. Such as a ram or stag deer (the strong leader of the flock or heard) , chief (strong leader of the tribe) , pillar (as the strong support of a building) , oak tree (one of the strongest of the woods) .

Nm) lia (איל AYL) - Strong One: Anyone or thing that functions with strength like an ox. This can be a ram or stag (as strong leaders) , chief, pillar (as the strong support of a building) , or oak tree (one of the strongest of the woods) KJV (197): ram, post, mighty, tree, lintel, oak, strength, hart - Strongs: H352 (אַיִל), H353 (אֱיָל), H354 (אַיָּל)

Nf1) elia (אילה AYLH) - Strong One: The feminine form of anyone or thing that functions with strength. KJV (8): hind - Strongs: H355 (אַיָּלָה)

Nf3) tflia (אילות AYLWT) - Strength: KJV (1): strength - Strongs: H360 (אֱיָלוּת)

mm) nlia (אילנ AYLN) - Tree: [Aramaic only] KJV (6): tree - Strongs: H363 (אִילָן)

pm) mlia (אילמ AYLM) - Arch: The arch is the strongest architectural design for an entry through a building or wall. KJV (15): arch - Strongs: H361 (אֵלַמָּה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֱלָהּ94 noun masculine god, God (= Biblical Hebrew אֱלֹהַּ (p. 43), see also √ I. אלה); — ׳א absolute Daniel 2:28 +, construct Daniel 2:18 +; emphatic אֱלָהָא Daniel 2:20 +; suffix אֱלָהִי Daniel 6:23, הָךְ- Ezra 9:14 +, הֵהּ- Daniel 6:6 +, הֲהֹם- Ezra 5:5; Ezra 7:16, הֲהוֺן- Daniel 3:28 (twice in verse); Daniel 3:29, הֲכֹם- Ezra 7:17, etc.; plural absolute אֱלָהִין Daniel 2:11 +, emphatic הַיָּא- Jeremiah 10:11, construct הֵי- Daniel 5:4,23, suffix הַי- Daniel 3:14, etc. [with prefix לֵאלָהָא Daniel 5:23, לֵאלָהָיךְ Daniel 3:14, etc.; but not in singular absolute or construct, e.g. לֶאֱלָהּ Ezra 5:12, etc.]; —

1 god, in General Daniel 6:8; Daniel 6:13; heathen deities Jeremiah 10:11; Daniel 2:11; Daniel 3:15+ 15t. Daniel (made of gold, etc. Daniel 5:4,23) + בַּראֱֿלָהִין Daniel 3:25.(see בַּר).

273 God (of Israel), Daniel 2:28; Ezra 5:2 +; phrase ׳אֱלָהּ יִשׂ Ezra 5:1; Ezra 6:14; Ezra 7:15; יְרוּשְׁלֵם׳א Ezra 7:19; אֲבָהָתַי׳א Daniel 2:23; שְׁמַיָּא Ezra 5:11 (+ וְאַרְעָא), Ezra 5:12; Ezra 6:9,10; Daniel 2:18; Daniel 2:19 6t. (see שָׁמַיִם 2 a); רַב׳א Daniel 2:45; אֱלָהִין׳א Daniel 2:47; אֱלָהָא עִלָּיָא Daniel 3:26; Daniel 3:32; Daniel 5:18,21; חַיָּא׳א Daniel 6:21; Daniel 6:27; also בֵּית אֱלָהָא Daniel 5:3; Ezra 4:24; Ezra 5:2 16t. Ezra; ׳עֲבִידַת א Ezra 6:18.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֱלָהּ emphat. st. אֱלָהָא m. Ch. i.q. Heb. אֱלוֹהַּ God, generally, Daniel 3:28, 6:8, 13 emphat. st. specially used of Jehovah, Daniel 2:20, 3:32. With pref. לֶאֱלָהּ Daniel 2:19 but also with suffixes, contr. בֵּאלָהֵהּ Daniel 6:24. Pl. אֱלָהִין gods, Daniel 2:11, 5:4, 11, 23. בַּר אֱלָהִין “son of gods,” Daniel 3:25.

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List of Word Forms
אֱלָ֔הּ אֱלָ֣ה אֱלָ֣הַיָּ֔א אֱלָ֣הּ אֱלָ֤הּ אֱלָ֥הּ אֱלָ֧הּ אֱלָ֨הּ אֱלָהֲה֗וֹן אֱלָהֲהֹ֖ם אֱלָהֲהֹ֗ם אֱלָהֲהוֹן֙ אֱלָהֲכ֗וֹן אֱלָהֲכֹ֖ם אֱלָהִ֔י אֱלָהִ֔ין אֱלָהִ֖ין אֱלָהִ֛ין אֱלָהִ֞י אֱלָהִ֣ין אֱלָהִ֤ין אֱלָהִ֥ין אֱלָהִֽין׃ אֱלָהֵ֔הּ אֱלָהֵ֣הּ אֱלָהֵֽהּ׃ אֱלָהַ֙נָא֙ אֱלָהָ֑ךְ אֱלָהָ֔א אֱלָהָ֔ךְ אֱלָהָ֖א אֱלָהָ֖ךְ אֱלָהָ֗ךְ אֱלָהָ֣א אֱלָהָ֤א אֱלָהָ֤ךְ אֱלָהָ֥א אֱלָהָֽא׃ אֱלָהָא֙ אֱלָהָא֮ אלה אלהא אלהא׃ אלהה אלהה׃ אלההון אלההם אלהי אלהיא אלהין אלהין׃ אלהך אלהכון אלהכם אלהנא בֵּאלָהֵֽהּ׃ באלהה׃ וְלֵֽאלָהֵ֣י וְלֵֽאלָהָ֞א וֵֽאלָהָ֞א ואלהא ולאלהא ולאלהי לֵֽאלָהֵ֞י לֵֽאלָהַ֗י לֵֽאלָהָיִךְ֙ לֵֽאלָהָךְ֙ לֵאלָֽהֲהֽוֹן׃ לֶאֱלָ֣הּ לֶאֱלָ֥הּ לֶאֱלָ֪הּ לאלה לאלההון׃ לאלהי לאלהיך לאלהך ’ĕ·lā·hā ’ĕ·lā·hă·hō·wn ’ĕ·lā·hă·hōm ’ĕ·lā·hă·ḵō·wn ’ĕ·lā·hă·ḵōm ’ĕ·lā·ha·nā ’ĕ·lā·hāḵ ’ĕ·lā·hay·yā ’ĕ·lā·hêh ’ĕ·lā·hî ’ĕ·lā·hîn ’ĕ·lāh ’ĕlāh ’ĕlāhā ’ĕlāhăhōm ’ĕlāhăhōwn ’ĕlāhāḵ ’ĕlāhăḵōm ’ĕlāhăḵōwn ’ĕlāhanā ’ĕlāhayyā ’ĕlāhêh ’ĕlāhî ’ĕlāhîn bê·lā·hêh belaHeh bêlāhêh eLah elaHa elaHach elahaChom elahaChon elahaHom elahahOn eLahaiYa elaHana elaHeh elaHi elaHin le’ĕlāh le·’ĕ·lāh lê·lā·hă·hō·wn lê·lā·hā·yiḵ lê·lā·hāḵ lê·lā·hay lê·lā·hê leeLah leLahaHon lêlāhăhōwn lelaHai lêlāhāḵ lêlāhay lelahayiCh lêlāhāyiḵ lêlāhê lelaHei lelahoCh velaHa velelaHa velelaHei wê·lā·hā wə·lê·lā·hā wə·lê·lā·hê wêlāhā wəlêlāhā wəlêlāhê
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