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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4397 - מַלְאָךְ

Transliteration
mal'âk
Phonetics
mal-awk'  
Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1068a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) messenger, representative

1a) messenger

1b) angel

1c) the theophanic angel

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 32 ‑ ἄγγελος (ang'‑el‑os);  32 ‑ ἄγγελος (ang'‑el‑os);  435 ‑ ἀνήρ (an'‑ayr);  3816 ‑ παῖς (paheece);  935 ‑ βασιλεύς (bas‑il‑yooce');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (214) NAS (213) HCS (213)
Genesis 17
Exodus 6
Numbers 15
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 3
Judges 26
1 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17
1 Kings 8
2 Kings 18
1 Chronicles 10
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 1
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 10
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Hosea 1
Nahum 1
Haggai 1
Zechariah 19
Malachi 2
Genesis 17
Exodus 6
Numbers 15
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 3
Judges 26
1 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 16
1 Kings 8
2 Kings 18
1 Chronicles 10
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 1
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 10
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Hosea 1
Nahum 1
Haggai 1
Zechariah 19
Malachi 2
Genesis 17
Exodus 6
Numbers 15
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 3
Judges 31
1 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 18
1 Kings 9
2 Kings 20
1 Chronicles 12
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 1
Job 3
Psalms 8
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 10
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Hosea 1
Nahum 1
Haggai 1
Zechariah 20
Malachi 3
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 64
n-cmpc 13
n-cms 44
n-cmsc 72
n-cmp 64
n-cmpc 13
n-cms 45
n-cmsc 73
n-cmp 64
n-cmpc 13
n-cms 45
n-cmsc 73
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1264) kl (לכ LK) AC: Walk CO: Message AB: ?: The pictograph l is a picture of shepherd staff, the k is a picture of the palm of the hand. Combined these mean "staff in the palm". A nomad traveled on foot with a staff in his hand to provide support in walking as well as a weapon to defend against predators or thiefs. (eng: walk - with an added w)

D) kal (לאכ LAK) AC: Walk CO: Messenger AB: ?: One who walks for another.

am) kalm (מלאכ MLAK) - Messenger: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (216): angel, messenger, ambassador - Strongs: H4397 (מַלְאָךְ), H4398 (מַלְאַךְ)

af3) tfkalm (מלאכות MLAKWT) - Message: KJV (1): message - Strongs: H4400 (מַלְאָכוּת)

kf1) ekalm (מלאכה MLAKH) - Work: As a message through action. KJV (167): work, business, workmanship, goods, cattle, stuff, thing - Strongs: H4399 (מְלָאכָה)

F) kle (הלכ HLK) AC: Travel CO: Journey AB: ?

V) kle (הלכ HLK) - Walk: To walk a journey or lifestyle, customs. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: Kwx] KJV (507): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) walk, away, along, go, come - Strongs: H1946 (הוּךְ), H1980 (הָלַךְ), H1981 (הֲלַךְ)

Nm ) kle (הלכ HLK) - I. Travel: II. Custom:A payment for traveling. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): custom, traveler, drop - Strongs: H1982 (הֵלֶךְ), H1983 (הֲלָךְ)

bm) kile (הליכ HLYK) - Step: For walking up an incline. KJV (1): step - Strongs: H1978 (הָלִיךְ)

bf1) ekile (הליכה HLYKH) - Procession: The walk or lifestyle of an individual or company. KJV (7): way, goings, company, walk - Strongs: H1979 (הֲלִיכָה)

am) klem (מהלכ MHLK) - Journey: A place to walk. KJV (5): walk, journey - Strongs: H4108 (מַהְלֵךְ), H4109 (מַהֲלָךְ)

idf1) ekflet (תהלוכה THLWKH) - Walk: KJV (1): go - Strongs: H8418 (תַּהֲלוּכָה)

L) kli (ילכ YLK) AC: Walk CO: ? AB: ?

V) kli (ילכ YLK) - Walk: KJV (1043): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) go, walk, come, depart, away, follow, get, lead, brought, carry, bring - Strongs: H3212 (יָלַךְ)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַלְאָךְ214 noun masculine messenger; — ׳מ Exodus 23:20 48t.; construct מַלְאַךְ Genesis 16:7 69t.; suffixes מַלְאָכִי Exodus 23:23 3t.; מַלְאָכוֺ Genesis 24:7,40; plural מַלְאָכִים Genesis 32:4 63t. + מלאכים 2 Samuel 11:1 Kt ( Qr מלכים); construct מַלְאֲכֵי Genesis 28:12 11t.; מַלְאָכֶיךָ Numbers 24:12; 2 Kings 19:23; מַלְאָכֵכֵה Nahum 2:14 error for מַלְאָכֵכִי = מַלְאָכַיְכִי Ges§ 91, (2) Anm. 2or < for מַלְאָכֵךְ by dittograph from following הוֺי ii. 1. 571). מַלְאָכָיו 2 Chronicles 36:15 8t.; —

1 messenger,

a. one sent with a message Genesis 32:4 8t. J E; Deuteronomy 2:26, (not in P); Judges 6:35 8t.; 1 Samuel 6:21 51t. Samuel Kings, 1 Chronicles 14:1; 1 Chronicles 19:2,16; 2 Chronicles 18:12; 35:21; Nehemiah 6:3; Job 1:14; Proverbs 13:17; Proverbs 17:11; Isaiah 14:32; Isaiah 18:2; Isaiah 30:4; Isaiah 37:9,14; Jeremiah 27:3; Ezekiel 17:15; Ezekiel 23:16,40; Ezekiel 30:9; Nahum 2:14; מלאכי שׁלום, messengers of peace Isaiah 33:7.

b. a prophet Isaiah 42:19; Isaiah 44:26; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Haggai 1:13; the herald of the advent מלאכי Malachi 3:1.

c. priest Malachi 2:7, probably Ecclesiastes 5:5 (RV angel).

d. "" מֵלִיץ Job 33:23, a messenger from God acting as an interpreter and declaring what is right ( angel of RV too specific).

e. figurative רָעִים׳מ messengers of evil Psalm 78:49; מות׳מ messenger of death Proverbs 16:14; "" רוחות winds his messengers Psalm 104:4.

2 angel, as messenger of God, מלאכים with God in theophanies Genesis 19:1,15; Genesis 28:12; Genesis 32:2 (JE), praising him; Psalm 103:20; Psalm 148:2; in his sight not without error Job 4:18 charged with the care of the pious Psalm 91:11; elsewhere singular sent to a prophet 1 Kings 13:18; 1 Kings 19:5,7; 2 Kings 1:3,15; Zechariah 1:9 18t. in Zechariah 1-6; excellent, wise, powerful 1 Samuel 29:9; 2 Samuel 14:17,20; 2 Samuel 19:28; Zechariah 12:8; encamping about the faithful Psalm 34:8; chasing his enemies Psalm 35:5; Psalm 35:6; destroying by judgment of Yahweh 2 Samuel 24:16,17 = 1 Chronicles 21:12-30; 2 Kings 19:35 = Isaiah 37:36 2 Chronicles 32:21.

3 the theophanic angel ה֯א֠להים׳מ in the story of E: Genesis 21:17; Genesis 31:11; Exodus 14:19, also in Judges 6:20; Judges 13:6,9; יהוה׳מ in the story of J: Genesis 16:7,9,10,11; Genesis 22:11,15; Exodus 3:2; Numbers 22:22,23,24,25,26,27,31,32,34,35 and in Judges 2:1; Judges 2:4; Judges 5:23; Judges 6:11; Judges 6:12; Judges 6:21 (twice in verse); Judges 6:22 (twice in verse); Judges 13:3,13,15,16 (twice in verse); Judges 13:17,18,20 (twice in verse); Judges 13:21; הַמַּלְאָךְ Genesis 48:16 (E); מַלְאָךְ Exodus 23:20 (E), Exodus 33:2; Numbers 20:16 (JE), Hosea 12:5; מַלְאָכִי Exodus 23:23 (E), Exodus 32:34 (J); מַלְאָכוֺ Genesis 24:7,40 (J), פניו׳מ Malachi 3:1 (referring to the ancient מלאך); הכרית׳מ Malachi 3:1 (referring to the advent of ׳י for judgment, see Br MP 473). The theophanic angel is not mentioned in D and P.

לאך (√ of following; Biblical Hebrew לאך, מַלְאָח).

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List of Word Forms
בְּמַלְאֲכֵ֣י במלאכי הַמַּלְאָ֑ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֔ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֖ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֗ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֛ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֣ךְ ׀ הַמַּלְאָ֥ךְ הַמַּלְאָ֥ךְ ׀ הַמַּלְאָ֨ךְ הַמַּלְאָֽךְ׃ הַמַּלְאָךְ֙ הַמַּלְאָךְ֩ הַמַּלְאָכִ֔ים הַמַּלְאָכִ֖ים הַמַּלְאָכִ֗ים הַמַּלְאָכִ֣ים ׀ הַמַּלְאָכִ֤ים הַמַּלְאָכִים֙ המלאך המלאך׃ המלאכים וְהַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ וּ֝בְמַלְאָכָ֗יו וּמַלְאַ֖ךְ וּמַלְאַ֣ךְ וּמַלְאַ֤ךְ וּמַלְאַ֥ךְ וּמַלְאַ֧ךְ וּמַלְאַ֨ךְ וּמַלְאָ֛ךְ וּמַלְאָ֡ךְ וּמַלְאָ֣ךְ וּמַלְאָ֥ךְ וּמַלְאָכִ֡ים וּמַלְאָכִ֣ים וּמַלְאָכִים֙ וּמַלְאָכָ֖יו ובמלאכיו והמלאך ומלאך ומלאכיו ומלאכים כְּמַלְאַ֣ךְ כְּמַלְאַ֥ךְ כְּמַלְאָכִ֣י כמלאך כמלאכי לְמַלְאֲכֵ֣י לַמַּלְאָ֔ךְ לַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ לַמַּלְאָ֤ךְ לַמַּלְאָכִ֣ים למלאך למלאכי למלאכים מַ֭לְאָכָיו מַלְאֲכֵ֣י מַלְאֲכֵ֤י מַלְאֲכֵ֥י מַלְאֲכֵי־ מַלְאַ֣ךְ מַלְאַ֤ךְ מַלְאַ֥ךְ מַלְאַ֧ךְ מַלְאַ֨ךְ מַלְאַךְ֩ מַלְאַךְ־ מַלְאָ֑ךְ מַלְאָ֔ךְ מַלְאָ֗ךְ מַלְאָ֜ךְ מַלְאָ֣ךְ מַלְאָ֥ךְ ׀ מַלְאָ֫כָ֥יו מַלְאָךְ֙ מַלְאָכ֤וֹ מַלְאָכִ֔י מַלְאָכִ֔ים מַלְאָכִ֖י מַלְאָכִ֖ים מַלְאָכִ֗ים מַלְאָכִ֛ים מַלְאָכִ֜ים מַלְאָכִ֣ים מַלְאָכִ֣ים ׀ מַלְאָכִ֤ים מַלְאָכִ֧ים ׀ מַלְאָכִי֮ מַלְאָכִים֙ מַלְאָכִים֮ מַלְאָכֵֽכֵה׃ מַלְאָכֶ֛יךָ מַלְאָכֶיךָ֮ מַלְאָכָ֑יו מַלְאָכָ֖יו מַלְאָכָ֣יו מַלְאָכָיו֙ מַלְאָכוֹ֙ מלאך מלאך־ מלאכו מלאכי מלאכי־ מלאכיו מלאכיך מלאכים מלאככה׃ bə·mal·’ă·ḵê bəmal’ăḵê bemalaChei ham·mal·’ā·ḵîm ham·mal·’āḵ hammal’āḵ hammal’āḵîm hammalAch hammalaChim hammaloCh kə·mal·’ā·ḵî kə·mal·’aḵ kəmal’aḵ kəmal’āḵî kemalAch kemalaChi lam·mal·’ā·ḵîm lam·mal·’āḵ lammal’āḵ lammal’āḵîm lammalAch lammalaChim lə·mal·’ă·ḵê ləmal’ăḵê lemalaChei mal’aḵ mal’āḵ mal’aḵ- mal’āḵāw mal’ăḵê mal’ăḵê- mal’āḵeḵā mal’āḵêḵêh mal’āḵî mal’āḵîm mal’āḵōw mal·’ā·ḵāw mal·’ă·ḵê mal·’ă·ḵê- mal·’ā·ḵe·ḵā mal·’ā·ḵê·ḵêh mal·’ā·ḵî mal·’ā·ḵîm mal·’ā·ḵōw mal·’aḵ mal·’āḵ mal·’aḵ- malAch malaChav malaChecheh malaChei malaCheicha malaChi malaChim malaCho maloCh ū·ḇə·mal·’ā·ḵāw ū·mal·’ā·ḵāw ū·mal·’ā·ḵîm ū·mal·’aḵ ū·mal·’āḵ ūḇəmal’āḵāw ūmal’aḵ ūmal’āḵ ūmal’āḵāw ūmal’āḵîm umalAch umalaChav umalaChim uvemalaChav vehammalAch wə·ham·mal·’āḵ wəhammal’āḵ

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