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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5553 - סֶלַע

Transliteration
sela‛
Phonetics
seh'-lah  
Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to be lofty
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1508a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) crag, cliff, rock

1a) crag, cliff

1b) as stronghold of Jehovah, of security (figuratively)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2911 ‑ κρημνός (krame‑nos');  4073 ‑ πέτρα (pet'‑ra);  4733 ‑ στερέωμα (ster‑eh'‑o‑mah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (60) NAS (60) HCS (57)
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Job 2
Psalms 9
Proverbs 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 7
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 7
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Job 2
Psalms 9
Proverbs 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 7
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Numbers 6
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Nehemiah 1
Job 3
Psalms 9
Proverbs 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 7
Ezekiel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cms 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2484) olx (סלאה SLAh) AC: High CO: Cliff AB: ?: [from: lx- height]

Nm ) olx (סלאה SLAh) - Cliff: A high rock, cliff or towering rock, as a place of defense. KJV (60): rock, stronghold, stone, stony - Strongs: H5553 (סֶלַע)

pm) molx (סלאהמ SLAhM) - Locust: From its high jumping. KJV (1): locust - Strongs: H5556 (סָלְעָם)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. סֶ֫לַע61 noun masculine Judges 6:20 crag, cliff, synonym צוּר; — absolute ׳ס Judges 6:20 +, סָ֑לַע Numbers 20:10 +; construct סֶ֫לַע 1 Samuel 23:28; suffix סַלְעִי 2 Samuel 22:2 +, סַלְעוֺ Isaiah 31:9; plural סְלָעִים Isaiah 2:21 +; —

1 literally cliff, crag Judges 6:20; Isaiah 2:21; Isaiah 7:19; Amos 6:12; Numbers 20:8 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:10 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:11(compare Nehemiah 9:15; Psalm 78:16, and contrast the צוּר of Exodus 17:6), Numbers 24:21; Deuteronomy 32:13 (not elsewhere Hexateuch), + 10t.; ׳שֵׁן הַסּ 1 Samuel 14:4 (twice in verse) tooth of the crag, i.e. sharp crag, so Job 39:28; excavated in cliff as place of burial Isaiah 22:16; abode of wild animals, ׳יַעֲלֵיסֿ Isaiah 22:1, compare Psalm 104:18; Proverbs 30:26, of birds Job 39:28; Song of Solomon 2:14 (in figurative), compare Jeremiah 48:28, so of Edom Obadiah 3 = Jeremiah 49:16; compare ( Numbers 24:21 above and) Isaiah 42:11; particular cliffs are: עֵיטָם׳ס Judges 15:8,11compare Judges 15:13, (הָ)רִמּוֺן׳ס Judges 20:45,47 (twice in verse); Judges 21:13 הַמַּחְלְקוֺת׳ס 1 Samuel 23:28 compare 1 Samuel 23:25; see also II.סֶלַע.

2 figurative, especially סַלְעִי of ׳י (only Psalm), Psalm 18:3 = 2 Samuel 22:2; Psalm 31:4; Psalm 42:10; Psalm 71:3; of Assyrian god Isaiah 31:9 (probably; compare צוּר Deuteronomy 32:31,37); כָּבֵד׳צֵל ס Isaiah 32:2 (simile of protecting care); figurative of security Psalm 40:3 (feet on cliff), מְצָדוֺת סְלָעִים מִשְׂגַּבּוֺ Isaiah 33:16; symbol of obstinacy ׳חִזְּקוּ פְנֵיהֶם מִסּ Jeremiah 5:3; ׳צְחִיחַ ס ( bare cliff, literally glare of [ the] cliff), in figure of openness, flagrancy Ezekiel 24:7,8, of razed city Ezekiel 26:4,14 (only here Ezekiel); in figure of fall of Babylonian Jeremiah 51:25.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

סֶלַע m.

(1)  a rock, Judges 15:8, 11 Judges 15:11; 1 Samuel 23:25, etc. Metaph. God is called any one’s rock, i.e. his refuge, where he is safe from foes, Psalms 18:3, 31:4 42:10.

(2) [Selah, Sela], pr.n. Petra, the chief city of the Edomites, situated between the Dead Sea and the Ælanitic gulf, in a valley surrounded with lofty rocks, so that a very great part of the abodes were excavated in the rock. It is written with the art. הַסֶּלַע Judges 1:36; 2 Kings 14:7 poet. without it, Isaiah 16:1. See Relandi Palæstina, p. 926-951. The ruins of the ancient city still exist, called وادى موسى (the valley of Moses); see my Comm. on Isaiah, loc. cit., and Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria, etc. p. 703, seq. ed. Germ.

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List of Word Forms
בְּסֶ֣לַע בַּסֶּ֔לַע בַּסֶּ֖לַע בַּסֶּ֙לַע֙ בַסֶּ֖לַע בַסֶּ֣לַע בסלע הַסְּלָעִ֑ים הַסְּלָעִ֔ים הַסְּלָעִֽים׃ הַסֶּ֔לַע הַסֶּ֖לַע הַסֶּ֗לַע הַסֶּ֛לַע הַסֶּ֣לַע הַסֶּ֤לַע הַסֶּ֥לַע הַסָּ֑לַע הַסָּֽלַע׃ הסלע הסלע׃ הסלעים הסלעים׃ וְסַלְעוֹ֙ וּבַסְּלָעִ֔ים ובסלעים וסלעו מִסֶּ֔לַע מִסֶּ֛לַע מִסָּ֑לַע מֵהַסֶּ֖לַע מהסלע מסלע סְ֝לָעִ֗ים סְלָעִ֖ים סְלָעִים֙ סֶ֖לַע סֶ֗לַע סֶ֝֗לַע סֶ֣לַע סֶ֥לַע סֶ֭לַע סֶּ֖לַע סֶֽלַע־ סַֽלְעִ֥י סַלְעִ֖י סַלְעִ֣י סַלְעִי֮ סָ֑לַע סָֽלַע׃ סלע סלע־ סלע׃ סלעי סלעים bas·se·la‘ ḇas·se·la‘ basSela bassela‘ ḇassela‘ bə·se·la‘ beSela bəsela‘ has·sā·la‘ has·se·la‘ has·sə·lā·‘îm hasSala hassāla‘ hasSela hassela‘ hassəlā‘îm hasselaIm mê·has·se·la‘ mehasSela mêhassela‘ mis·sā·la‘ mis·se·la‘ misSala missāla‘ misSela missela‘ sā·la‘ sal‘î sal·‘î Sala sāla‘ salI se·la‘ se·la‘- sə·lā·‘îm Sela sela‘ sela‘- səlā‘îm selaIm ū·ḇas·sə·lā·‘îm ūḇassəlā‘îm uvasselaIm vasSela vesalO wə·sal·‘ōw wəsal‘ōw
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the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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