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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5769 - עֹלָם

Transliteration
‛ôlâm, ‛ôlâm
Phonetics
o-lawm', o-lawm'  
Word Origin
from (05956)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1631a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world

1a) ancient time, long time (of past)

1b) (of future)

1b1) for ever, always

1b2) continuous existence, perpetual

1b3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 165 ‑ αἰών (ahee‑ohn');  166 ‑ αἰώνιος (ahee‑o'‑nee‑os);  746 ‑ ἀρχή (ar‑khay');  104 ‑ ἀεί (ah‑eye');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (439) NAS (299) HCS (435)
Genesis 13
Exodus 17
Leviticus 21
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 12
Joshua 4
Judges 1
1 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 10
1 Kings 7
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 20
2 Chronicles 12
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 3
Job 3
Psalms 138
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 7
Isaiah 45
Jeremiah 32
Lamentations 3
Ezekiel 15
Daniel 4
Hosea 1
Joel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1
Micah 5
Habakkuk 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 1
Malachi 2
Genesis 13
Exodus 17
Leviticus 21
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 12
Joshua 4
Judges 1
1 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 10
1 Kings 7
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 20
2 Chronicles 13
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 3
Job 3
Psalms 137
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 6
Isaiah 45
Jeremiah 31
Lamentations 3
Ezekiel 15
Daniel 4
Hosea 1
Joel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1
Micah 5
Habakkuk 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 1
Malachi 2
Genesis 13
Exodus 17
Leviticus 21
Numbers 10
Deuteronomy 12
Joshua 4
Judges 1
1 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 12
1 Kings 8
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 25
2 Chronicles 13
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 4
Job 3
Psalms 141
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 6
Isaiah 46
Jeremiah 33
Lamentations 3
Ezekiel 18
Daniel 5
Hosea 1
Joel 4
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1
Micah 5
Habakkuk 2
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 1
Malachi 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 6
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 396
n-p 1
n-cmp 7
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 320
n-p 1
n-cmp 7
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 320
n-p 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2544) mlo (אהלמ AhLM) AC: Hide CO: ? AB: Ancient: Beyond the field of vision of time or space.

V) mlo (אהלמ AhLM) - Hide: To be hidden or obscured from sight, covered or unknown. KJV (28): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Participle) hide, blind, dissembler, secret - Strongs: H5956 (עָלַם)

Nm) mlo (אהלמ AhLM) - Ancient: A distant time in the past or future, as a time hidden from the present. [Aramaic only] KJV (20): ever, everlasting, old, never - Strongs: H5957 (עָלַם)

gm) mlfo (אהולמ AhWLM) - Ancient: A distant time in the past or future, as a time hidden from the present. KJV (439): ever, everlasting, old, perpetual, evermore, never, time, ancient, world, always, alway, long, more - Strongs: H5769 (עֹלָם)

if1) emlot (תאהלמה TAhLMH) - Hidden: KJV (3): secret, hid - Strongs: H8587 (תַּעֲלֻמָה)

ecm) mflio (אהילומ AhYLWM) - Ancient: A distant time in the past or future, as a time hidden from the present. KJV (1): ever - Strongs: H5865 (עֵילוֹם)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 עוֺלָם439 noun masculine long duration, antiquity, futurity; — ׳ע Genesis 9:12 405t.; עֹלָם Genesis 3:22 19t.; עֵילוֺם 2 Chronicles 33:7, read probably עוֺלָם (for other explanations see note in Kit Hpt); suffix עֹלָמוֺ Ecclesiastes 12:5; plural עוֺלָמִים Isaiah 26:4 7t., עֹלָמִים Psalm 145:13 2t.; construct עוֺלְמֵי Isaiah 45:17; —

1 of past time:

a. ancient time: ׳יְמֵי ע days of old Isaiah 63:9,11; Amos 9:11; Micah 5:1; Micah 7:14; Malachi 3:4; ׳יְמוֺת ע Deuteronomy 32:7; ׳עַם ע Isaiah 44:7 ancient people; ׳גּוֺי מֵע Jeremiah 5:15; ׳חָרְבוֺת ע old waste places Isaiah 58:12; Isaiah 61:4, compare Ezekiel 26:20 b; ׳מִּתְחֵי ע ancient gates Psalm 24:7; Psalm 24:9; ׳ארח ע Job 22:15; ׳נתבות ע Jeremiah 6:16; ׳שְׁבִילֵי ע Jeremiah 18:15; ׳גבול ע Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:10; ׳במות ע Ezekiel 36:2; ׳מִן (מֵ)ע from of old Isaiah 64:3; Jeremiah 2:20; Joel 2:2, of the fathers Joshua 24:2, the prophets Jeremiah 28:8, the ancient נפלים Genesis 6:4; ( Ezekiel 32:27 ᵐ5 Co for מערלים; but 1 Samuel 27:8 read מִטֵּלָם for מעולם We Dr HPS); ׳בהם ע long in them Isaiah 64:4 (text dubious).

b.׳מֵתֵי ע the long dead Psalm 143:3; Lamentations 3:6; so ׳עַם ע Ezekiel 26:20.

c. of God, ׳מֵע: former acts Isaiah 46:9; as redeemer Isaiah 63:16; of love Psalm 25:6, judgment Psalm 119:52, dominion Isaiah 63:19; long silence Isaiah 42:14; Isaiah 57:11; **ᵐ5 ᵑ9 Che Hpt Du Marti read מֵעְלִם for מֵעוֺלָם, compare I. [עָלַם]

Hiph`il Psalm 10:1.; his wisdom personified Proverbs 8:23; his existence Psalm 93:2.

d. of things:׳גבעות ע ancient hills Genesis 49:26 (J), Habakkuk 3:6 ("" הרריעֿד), Deuteronomy 33:15 ("" הררי קדם).

e. plural שְׁנוֺת עולמים Psalm 77:6 years of ancient times; דורות עולמים Isaiah 51:9; לעלמים Ecclesiastes 1:10 = in olden times.

2. a. indefinite futurity, with preposition for ever, always (sometimes = during the lifetime); עֶבֶד עולם slave for ever Deuteronomy 15:17; 1 Samuel 27:12; Job 40:28; ׳עָבַד לע serve for ever Exodus 21:6 (E), Leviticus 25:46; ׳עד ע 1 Samuel 1:22; ׳גְּאֻלַּת ע Leviticus 25:32 redemption at any time; ׳הֲרַת ע Jeremiah 20:17 ever pregnant (womb); ׳כְּלִמַּת ע Jeremiah 20:11 of persecutors of Jeremiah; ׳חרפת ע Jeremiah 23:40; ׳שַׁלְוֵי ע Psalm 73:12 alway at ease; ׳יְחִי לע (יחיה) may the king live alway 1 Kings 1:31; Nehemiah 2:3; compare אֹרֶךְ יָמִים עולם ועד Psalm 21:5; ישׁדעולם לפני אלהים Psalm 61:8; so of the pious, לא ימוט׳לע Psalm 15:5; בל ימוט Proverbs 10:30, compare Psalm 30:7; other phrase: Psalm 37:27; Psalm 37:28; Psalm 41:13; Psalm 55:23; Psalm 61:8; Psalm 73:26; Psalm 121:8; Proverbs 10:25; אשׁירה׳ע Psalm 89:2 I will sing for ever (as long as I live), compare Psalm 52:10; Psalm 115:18; Psalm 145:1; Psalm 145:2; ׳הוֺדה ע Psalm 30:13; Psalm 44:9; Psalm 52:11; Psalm 79:13; other emotions and activities continuous through life Psalm 5:12; Psalm 31:2 = Psalm 71:1; Psalm 75:10; Psalm 86:12; Psalm 119:44; Psalm 119:93; Psalm 119:98; Psalm 119:111; Psalm 119:112; Micah 4:5, compare ׳לע Micah 2:9.

b. = continuous existence, (1) of things: the earth, הָאָרֶץ לְעוֺלָם עֹמֶדֶת Ecclesiastes 1:4; other phrase: Psalm 78:69; Psalm 104:5, heavens and contents Psalm 148:6, ruined cities Isaiah 25:2; Isaiah 32:14; Ezekiel 26:21; Ezekiel 27:36; Ezekiel 28:19, ruined lands Jeremiah 18:16; Jeremiah 25:9,12; Jeremiah 49:13,33; Jeremiah 51:26,62; Ezekiel 35:9; Zephaniah 2:9; ׳לעד עד ע Isaiah 30:8 for a witness for ever, in a book; (2) of nations: לעולם אהיה Isaiah 47:7 (Babylon loqu.), compare Psalm 81:16; Obadiah 10; ׳ישׁב לע of Judah Joel 4:20; (3) families Psalm 49:12; Isaiah 14:20; the dynasty of Saul 1 Samuel 13:13; house of Eli 1 Samuel 2:30; (4) national relations: איבת׳ע continual enmity Ezekiel 25:15; Ezekiel 35:5; of exclusion from ׳קהל י, ׳עד ע Deuteronomy 23:4 = Nehemiah 13:1; various relations Isaiah 32:17; Isaiah 34:10; ׳חרפת ע perpetual reproach Psalm 78:66, of dynasty of David 2 Samuel 3:28; 2 Samuel 12:10; 1 Kings 2:33, families 1 Kings 2:33; 2 Kings 5:27; Psalm 106:31; Jeremiah 35:6.

c. of divine existence:אל עולם Genesis 21:33 (J); ׳אלהי ע Isaiah 40:28; ׳חי אנכי לע Deuteronomy 32:40; ׳חֵי הע Daniel 12:7; of divine name, ׳זה שׁמי לְע Exodus 3:15 (E), compare 2 Chronicles 33:7 (see above); blessing and praise of it 2 Samuel 7:26 = 1 Chronicles 17:24; Psalm 72:19; Psalm 135:13; of ׳י himself Psalm 89:53; attributes, אהבה Jeremiah 31:3; 1 Kings 10:9; חסד Isaiah 54:8; Psalm 89:2; Psalm 138:8; חַסְדּוֺ׳לע 1 Chronicles 26:34; 1 Chronicles 26:41; 2 Chronicles 5:13; 7:3,6; 20:21; Ezra 3:11; Psalm 100:5; Psalm 106:1; Psalm 107:1; Psalm 118:1; Psalm 118:2; Psalm 118:3; Psalm 118:4; Psalm 118:29; Psalm 136:1 25t., Jeremiah 33:11; כבוד Psalm 104:31; אמת Psalm 117:2; Psalm 146:6; צדק Psalm 119:142; עצה Psalm 33:11; reign Exodus 15:18 (E), Psalm 10:16; Psalm 66:7; Psalm 92:9; Psalm 146:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Micah 4:7; ישׁב׳יהוה לע Psalm 9:8; Psalm 29:10; Psalm 102:13; Lamentations 5:19; presence in Zion 1 Chronicles 23:25; Isaiah 33:14; Isaiah 60:19,20; Ezekiel 37:28; Ezekiel 43:7,9; his salvation Isaiah 51:6,8; ׳זרעת ע Deuteronomy 33:27 everlasting arms; ׳כל אשׁר יעשׂה האלהים יהיה לע Ecclesiastes 3:14.

d. of God's covenant:׳בְּרִית ע everlasting covenant Genesis 9:16; Genesis 17:7,13,19; Exodus 31:16; Leviticus 24:8; Numbers 18:19 (all P), 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Chronicles 16:17 = Psalm 105:10; Isaiah 24:5; Isaiah 55:3; Isaiah 61:8; Jeremiah 32:40; Jeremiah 50:5; Ezekiel 16:60; Ezekiel 37:26; covenant with Noah, ׳לְדֹרֹת ע Genesis 9:12 (P); God remembers it 1 Chronicles 16:15 = Psalm 105:8; Psalm 111:5; will not break it, ׳לע Judges 2:1; ׳אוֺת ע Exodus 31:17 (P); ׳אוֺת עד ע Deuteronomy 28:46.

e. of God's laws:דבר(יםׅ Isaiah 59:21; Psalm 119:89; משׁפט Psalm 119:160; עדות Psalm 119:144; Psalm 119:152; ׳חק ע Exodus 29:28; Exodus 30:21 (E), Leviticus 6:11; Leviticus 6:15; Leviticus 7:34; Leviticus 10:15; Leviticus 24:9; Numbers 18:8,11,19 (P), also Jeremiah 5:22 (of bounds of sea); ׳חק עד ע Exodus 12:24 (J), ׳חֻקַּת ע Exodus 12:14; Exodus 12:17; Exodus 27:21; Exodus 28:43; Exodus 29:9; Leviticus 3:17; Leviticus 7:36; Leviticus 10:9; Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 10:31; Leviticus 10:34; Leviticus 17:7; Leviticus 23:14; Leviticus 23:21; Leviticus 23:31; Leviticus 23:41; Leviticus 24:3; Leviticus 24:8; Numbers 10:8; Numbers 15:15; Numbers 18:23; Numbers 19:10,21 (P) (most of these in fact specifically Jewish and temporary); temple to bear God's name, ׳עד ע 1 Kings 9:3 2 Chronicles 7:16; ׳לע 2 Kings 21:7; 2 Chronicles 33:4; consecrated ׳לע 2 Chronicles 30:8; its ceremonies ׳לע 2 Chronicles 2:3; Levitical priesthood, לשׁרתו׳עד ע, 1 Chronicles 15:2; Aaronic priesthood, ׳לברך בשׁמ׳עד ע 1 Chronicles 23:13 (twice in verse).

f. of God's promises: his word, ׳יקום לע Isaiah 40:8; promised dynasty of David, עד׳(ה)ע 2 Samuel 7:13,16 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 7:25 = 1 Chronicles 17:12,14 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 17:23, Psalm 18:51 = 2 Samuel 22:51; 1 Kings 2:33,45; 1 Chronicles 22:10; Psalm 89:5; ׳לע 1 Kings 9:5; 1 Chronicles 28:4,7; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Psalm 89:29; Psalm 89:37; 2 Samuel 7:29 (twice in verse) = 1 Chronicles 17:27 (twice in verse); of holy land 1 Chronicles 28:8, ׳אֲחֻזַּת ע Genesis 17:8; Genesis 48:4; Leviticus 25:34 (P); given ׳לע Exodus 32:13 (J) 2 Chronicles 20:7; ׳עד ע Genesis 13:15, inherited ׳לע Isaiah 60:21; Psalm 37:18; ׳עד ע Isaiah 34:17; dwelt in ׳עד ע Ezekiel 37:25; other blessings, ׳לע Deuteronomy 5:26; Hosea 2:21; ׳עד ע Deuteronomy 12:28; 2 Samuel 7:24 = 1 Chronicles 17:22; Psalm 133:3; ׳שִׂמְחַת ע Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 51:11; Isaiah 61:7; ׳דֶּרֶח ע Psalm 139:24; ׳שׁם ע Isaiah 56:5; Isaiah 63:12; ׳אות ע Isaiah 55:13; ׳נאון ע Isaiah 60:15; Jerusalem to abide ׳לע Jeremiah 17:25; Psalm 125:1, compare Jeremiah 31:40; ׳עד ע Psalm 48:9.

g. of relations between God and his people, ׳לע 1 Chronicles 29:18; Psalm 45:18; Psalm 85:6; Psalm 103:9; Psalm 145:21; Isaiah 57:16; Jeremiah 3:5,12; Lamentations 3:31; Joel 2:26,27; ׳עד (ה)ע Psalm 28:9; Malachi 1:4.

h. of Messianic dynasty and king:׳(ל)ע Psalm 110:4; having divine throne Psalm 45:7; name endures Psalm 72:17; established Psalm 89:38; God blesses him Psalm 45:3; of his reign, ׳מעתה ועד ע Isaiah 9:6.

i. = indefinite, unending future: live ׳לע Genesis 3:22 = Job 7:16; יִחְיוּ׳הנביאים הלע Zechariah 1:5 the prophets, can they live for ever ? compare ׳חדל לע Psalm 49:9; with negative never Ezra 9:12; Proverbs 27:24.

j. after death:׳שׁנת ע Jeremiah 51:39,57; ׳בית ע Ecclesiastes 12:5; ׳חַיֵּי ע Daniel 12:2; ׳דראון ע Daniel 12:2; also Daniel 12:3; Jonah 2:7; Ecclesiastes 2:16; Ecclesiastes 9:6.

k. = age ( duration) of the world: את העלם נתן בְּלִבָּם Ecclesiastes 3:11 the age of the world he hath set, etc. (compare especially Late Hebrew; others i).

l. plural intensive everlastingness, eternity: תשׁועתעולמים Isaiah 45:17; צדק עלמים Daniel 9:24; צור עולמים Isaiah 26:4 (RVm rock of ages); מלכוּת כל עלמים Psalm 145:13; also Psalm 61:5; Psalm 77:8; 1 Kings 8:13 2 Chronicles 6:2.

m. special phrase: (מן) מ(ה)עולם (ו)עד (ה)עולם from everlasting to everlasting, of ׳י Psalm 90:2, ׳חסד י Psalm 103:17; benedictions 1 Chronicles 16:36 = Psalm 106:48; Nehemiah 9:5; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 41:14; the land given למן עולם ועדעולם Jeremiah 7:7; Jeremiah 25:5; מעתה ועד עולם from now and for ever Psalm 115:18; Psalm 121:8 (i.e. as long as one lives); of people's hope in God Psalm 131:3; dynasty of David Isaiah 9:6; of God's Acts , words, etc. Micah 4:7; Isaiah 59:21; Psalm 125:2, compare Psalm 113:2; — see further I.עַד p. 723.

עֵילוֺם see עוֺלָם. עֲלָמוֺת see עַלְמָה, II. עלם.

עַלמֿוּת, עַלמֿוּת לַבֵן see עַלְמָה, II. עלם.

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List of Word Forms
הַֽ֭לְעוֹלָמִים הַלְעוֹלָ֖ם הַלְעוֹלָ֥ם הָ֣עוֹלָ֔ם הָ֤עוֹלָ֨ם ׀ הָֽעוֹלָ֑ם הָעֹלָ֑ם הָעֹלָם֙ הָעוֹלָ֑ם הָעוֹלָ֖ם הָעוֹלָ֗ם הָעוֹלָֽם׃ הלעולם הלעולמים העולם העולם׃ העלם וּ֝לְעוֹלָ֗ם וּֽמֵעוֹלָ֥ם וּמֵ֣עֹלָ֔ם וּמֵעוֹלָ֥ם ולעולם ומעולם ומעלם לְ֝עוֹלָ֗ם לְ֭עוֹלָ֗ם לְ֭עוֹלָם לְֽעוֹלָ֗ם לְע֫וֹלָ֥ם לְעֹֽלָמִ֔ים לְעֹלָ֑ם לְעֹלָ֔ם לְעֹלָ֖ם לְעֹלָ֣ם לְעֹלָ֥ם לְעֹלָֽם׃ לְעוֹלָ֑ם לְעוֹלָ֔ם לְעוֹלָ֖ם לְעוֹלָ֗ם לְעוֹלָ֣ם לְעוֹלָ֥ם לְעוֹלָֽם׃ לְעוֹלָם֙ לעולם לעולם׃ לעלם לעלם׃ לעלמים מֵ֭עוֹלָם מֵֽ֭הָעוֹלָם מֵֽעוֹלָ֔ם מֵֽעוֹלָ֖ם מֵֽעוֹלָ֣ם מֵֽעוֹלָם֙ מֵעוֹלָ֑ם מֵעוֹלָ֖ם מֵעוֹלָ֞ם מֵעוֹלָ֣ם מֵעוֹלָ֥ם ׀ מֵעוֹלָם֙ מהעולם מעולם ע֝וֹלָ֗ם ע֥וֹלְמֵי ע֭וֹלָם עֹֽלָמִ֑ים עוֹלָ֑ם עוֹלָ֔ם עוֹלָ֕ם עוֹלָ֖ם עוֹלָ֗ם עוֹלָ֛ם עוֹלָ֜ם עוֹלָ֣ם עוֹלָ֤ם ׀ עוֹלָ֥ם עוֹלָֽם׃ עוֹלָם֙ עוֹלָמ֔וֹ עוֹלָמִ֑ים עוֹלָמִֽים׃ עולם עולם׃ עולמו עולמי עולמים עולמים׃ עלמים ‘ō·lā·mîm ‘ō·w·lā·mîm ‘ō·w·lā·mōw ‘ō·w·lām ‘ō·wl·mê ‘ōlāmîm ‘ōwlām ‘ōwlāmîm ‘ōwlāmōw ‘ōwlmê hā‘ōlām hā‘ōwlām hā·‘ō·lām hā·‘ō·w·lām hal‘ōwlām hal‘ōwlāmîm hal·‘ō·w·lā·mîm hal·‘ō·w·lām haloLam Halolamim haoLam lə‘ōlām lə‘ōlāmîm lə‘ōwlām lə·‘ō·lā·mîm lə·‘ō·lām lə·‘ō·w·lām leoLam leolaMim Leolom mê‘ōwlām mê·‘ō·w·lām mê·hā·‘ō·w·lām mêhā‘ōwlām Mehaolom meoLam Meolom oLam olaMim olaMo olmei olom ū·lə·‘ō·w·lām ū·mê·‘ō·lām ū·mê·‘ō·w·lām ūlə‘ōwlām uleoLam ūmê‘ōlām ūmê‘ōwlām umeoLam
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