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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5035 - נֵבֶל

Transliteration
nebel, nêbel
Phonetics
neh'-bel, nay'-bel  
Word Origin
from (05034)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1284a,1284b
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) a skin-bag, jar, pitcher

1a) skin-bottle, skin

1b) jar, pitcher (earthen)

2) harp, lute, guitar, musical instrument

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 30 ‑ ἀγγεῖον (ang‑eye'‑on);  779 ‑ ἀσκός (as‑kos');  2167 ‑ εὐφροσύνη (yoo‑fros‑oo'‑nay);  2788 ‑ κιθάρα (kith‑ar'‑ah);  5568 ‑ ψαλμός (psal‑mos');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (38) NAS (38) HCS (38)
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 4
Nehemiah 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Amos 2
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 4
Nehemiah 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Amos 2
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 4
Nehemiah 1
Job 1
Psalms 8
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 15
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 13
n-cmsc 4
n-cmp 15
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 12
n-cmsc 4
n-cmp 15
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 12
n-cmsc 4
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2369) lbn (נבל NBL) AC: Flow CO: ? AB: ?: [from: lb]

V) lbn (נבל NBL) - Fail: To wear out or fade away. KJV (25): (vf: Paal, Piel) fall, esteem, foolishly, nought, vile - Strongs: H5034 (נֵבֶל)

Nm) lbn (נבל NBL) - I. Pitcher:For flowing of liquids. II. Fool:In the sense of fading away. III. Nevel:A musical instrument in the sense of flowing music. KJV (56): psalteries, bottle, viol, flagon, pitcher, vessel, fool, foolish, vile - Strongs: H5035 (נֵבֶל), H5036 (נָבָל)

Nf1) elbn (נבלה NBLH) - I. Carcass:As a flowing away of life. II. Folly:In the sense of fading away. KJV (61): carcass, die, dead, body - Strongs: H5038 (נְבֵלָה), H5039 (נְבָלָה)

Nf4) tflbn (נבלות NBLWT) - Vagina: In the sense of flowing. KJV (1): lewdness - Strongs: H5040 (נַבְלוּת)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. נֵ֫בֶל noun masculine Jeremiah 13:12

1 skin-bottle, skin;

2 jar, pitcher; — נֵ֫בֶל absolute 1 Samuel 10:5 +; construct 1 Samuel 10:3 + (on נֶכֶל see Baer 1 Samuel 1:24); —

1 skin of wine, נֵ֫בֶל יַיִן 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 10:3; 2 Samuel 16:1, compare also Jeremiah 13:12 (twice in verse); plural נִבְלֵי יַיִן 1 Samuel 25:18 : figurative נִבְלֵי שָׁמַיִם Job 38:37i.e. clouds ("" שְׁחָקִים).

2 earthen jar, pitcher: figurative of connections of Eliakim כְּלֵי נְבָלִים Isaiah 22:24; נִבְלֵיהֶם יְנַמֵּ֑צוּ Jeremiah 48:12 ("" כֵּלִים יָרִיקוּ) in figure of Moab (compare Psalm 2:9); נִבְלֵיתֶֿרֶשׂ Lamentations 4:2 simile of men of Judah ("" מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי יוֺצֵר); simile of destruction of Judah, שֵׁבֶר נֵ֫כֶל יוֺצְרִים Isaiah 30:14.

II. נֵ֫בֶל, נֶ֫בֶל noun masculine Psalm 57:9 a musical instrument, either a portable harp, or a lute, guitar (with bulging resonance-body at lower end); (perhaps = 1. נֵבֶל, and then shape seems to favour lute; perhaps independent word, e.g. Egyptian loan-word, compare nfr, lute, We Hpt 222); — absolute נֵ֫בֶל 1 Samuel 10:5 3t., נֶ֫בֶל Psalm 71:22 3t.; נָ֑בֶל Amos 6:5 2t.; plural נְבָלִים 2 Samuel 6:5 4t.; suffix נְבָלֶיךָ Amos 5:23; Isaiah 14:11; — harp (or lute), played at feasts and religious ceremonies, probably less simple, cheap and common than כִּנּוֺר (q. v.; often named with ׳נ): — as mark of luxury, revelry Amos 5:23; Amos 6:5; Amos 14:11, so Amos 5:12 (תֹּף חָלִיל׳כִנּוֺר נ), also (not in bad sense) 1 Kings 10:12; played by wandering band of prophets 1 Samuel 10:5 (list as Isaiah 5:12); in worship 2 Samuel 6:5; elsewhere only Psalm , Chronicles, always in worship: Psalm 57:9; Psalm 81:3; Psalm 92:4; Psalm 108:3; Psalm 150:3; כְּלִי נֶבֶל Psalm 71:22; עָשׂוֺר׳נ a harp with ten strings Psalm 33:2; Psalm 144:9; 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 15:16,20,28; 1 Chronicles 16:5 (כְּלֵינְבָלִים), 1 Chronicles 25:1,6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 9:11; 20:28; 29:25; Nehemiah 12:27. — compare further Benz Archaeology 273ff. Now Archaeology i..273ff. Dr Amos 234ff. We Hpt 222ff.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נֵבֶל & נֶבֶל plur. נְבָלִים, נִבְלֵי m.

(1) a skin bottle, so called from its flaccidity (see נָבֵל ). LXX. twice ἀσκός. Poet. Job 38:37, “the bottles of heaven,” i.e. the clouds, a metaphor of common use in Arabic.

As it was anciently the custom to use skin bottles for carrying or keeping water, milk, wine, etc., hence this name

(2) is applied to vessels for liquids of whatever kind, vessels, pitchers, flasks. Isaiah 30:14, נֶבֶל יֹצְרִים “a potter’s pitcher.” Lamentations 4:2, נִבְלֵי חֶרֶשׂ “earthen pitchers;” compare Jeremiah 13:12, 48:12.

More fully, plur. בְּלֵי נְבָלִים vessels of the kind of pitchers, Isaiah 22:24 opp. to הָאַגָּנוֹת basons.

(3) an instrument of music. Gr. νάβλα, ναύλα (נַבְלָא), Lat. nablium, see Strabo, x. p. 471; Casaub., Athen., iv. page 175; Casaub., Ovid., A. A. iii. 327; often connected with the harp (כִּנּוֹר), Psalms 57:9, 81:3 92:4 108:3 Isaiah 5:12; Amos 5:23, 6:5 pleon. כְּלִי נֶבֶל Psalms 71:22 plur. כְּלֵי נְבָלִים 1 Chronicles 16:5. Josephus (Antiqu., vii. 12, § 3 ) describes this instrument as a species of lyre, or harp, having twelve strings, and played on with the fingers (not with a plectrum), but the Hebrew words נֶבֶל עָשׂוֹר Psalms 33:2, 144:9, appear to indicate a ten stringed nabel. Jerome says that it was triangular in form like a Δ inverted (which was the form also of the sambuca, Vitruv. vi. 1); and perhaps it took its name from this circumstance: as water vessels, or cadii (see כַּד ), had the figure of a pyramid or cone.

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List of Word Forms
בְּנֵ֣בֶל בְּנֵ֥בֶל בִּנְבָלִ֖ים בִּנְבָלִ֣ים בִּנְבָלִ֥ים בנבל בנבלים הַנְּבָלִֽים׃ הַנֵּ֥בֶל הַנָּ֑בֶל הנבל הנבלים׃ וְנִבְלֵ֥י וְנִבְלֵיהֶ֖ם וְנֵ֣בֶל וְנֵ֥בֶל וָנֶ֗בֶל וּבִנְבָלִ֣ים וּבִנְבָלִים֙ וּנְבָלִ֖ים ובנבלים ונבל ונבלי ונבליהם ונבלים לְנִבְלֵי־ לנבלי־ נְבָלִ֣ים נְבָלִ֥ים נְבָלִים֙ נְבָלֶ֑יךָ נְבָלֶ֖יךָ נִבְלֵי־ נֵ֖בֶל נֵ֤בֶל נֵ֧בֶל נֵֽבֶל־ נֶבֶל֮ נָ֑בֶל נָֽבֶל׃ נבל נבל־ נבל׃ נבלי־ נבליך נבלים bə·nê·ḇel bənêḇel beNevel bin·ḇā·lîm binḇālîm binvaLim han·nā·ḇel han·nə·ḇā·lîm han·nê·ḇel hannāḇel hanNavel hannəḇālîm hannêḇel hannevaLim hanNevel lə·niḇ·lê- ləniḇlê- lenivlei nā·ḇel nāḇel Navel nə·ḇā·le·ḵā nə·ḇā·lîm ne·ḇel nê·ḇel nê·ḇel- nəḇāleḵā nəḇālîm neḇel nêḇel nêḇel- nevaLeicha nevaLim nevel niḇ·lê- niḇlê- nivlei ū·ḇin·ḇā·lîm ū·nə·ḇā·lîm ūḇinḇālîm ūnəḇālîm unevaLim uvinvaLim vaNevel veNevel venivLei venivleiHem wā·ne·ḇel wāneḇel wə·nê·ḇel wə·niḇ·lê wə·niḇ·lê·hem wənêḇel wəniḇlê wəniḇlêhem
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