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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4929 - מִשְׁמָר
1) place of confinement, prison, guard, jail, guard post, watch, observance
1a) jail, prison, guard-house
1b) guard, guard post, act of guarding
2853) rms (סהמר ShMR) AC: Guard CO: Brier AB: Custody: A close watching of something for guarding or protecting. Shepherds constructed corrals of briers at night to protect the flock from predators. [from: nx- from the thorns used in constructing a corral]
V) rms (סהמר ShMR) - Guard: To watch over or guard in the sense of preserving or protecting. KJV (468): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) keep, observe, heed, keeper, preserve, beware, mark, watchman, wait, watch, regard, save - Strongs: H8104 (שָׁמַר)
bm) rims (סהמיר ShMYR) - I. Brier:Used to construct a corral to protect the flock at night. II. Shamiyr:An unknown sharp stone such as flint or obsidian. KJV (11): brier, adamant, diamond - Strongs: H8068 (שָׁמִיר)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מִשְׁמָר m. (from the root שָׁמָר)
(1) custody, guard.
(a) i.q. prison, Genesis 40:3, seqq.; 42:17.
(b) station of a watch, Nehemiah 7:3; Jeremiah 51:12 hence used of the watchmen themselves, Nehemiah 4:3, 16 Job 7:12.
(c) that which is guarded. Proverbs 4:23, “keep thy heart מִכָּל־מִשְׁמָר above all the things which are to be guarded.”
(2) observance, that which is observed, rite, Nehemiah 13:14. Concr. one who is observed, to whom reverence is due, used of a ruler, Ezekiel 38:7.
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