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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5956 - עָלַם

Transliteration
‛âlam
Phonetics
aw-lam'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
1629
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to conceal, hide, be hidden, be concealed, be secret

1a) (Qal) secret (participle)

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be concealed

1b2) concealed, dissembler (participle)

1c) (Hiphil) to conceal, hide

1d) (Hithpael) to hide oneself

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1968 ‑ ἐπιπίπτω (ep‑ee‑pip'‑to);  5237 ‑ ὑπερεῖδον (hoop‑er‑i'‑do);  613 ‑ ἀποκρύπτω (ap‑ok‑roop'‑to);  654 ‑ ἀποστρέφω (ap‑os‑tref'‑o);  2928 ‑ κρύπτω (kroop'‑to);  3871 ‑ παρακαλύπτω (par‑ak‑al‑oop'‑to);  216 ‑ ἄλαλος (al'‑al‑os);  880 ‑ ἄφωνος (af'‑o‑nos);  2660 ‑ κατανύσσω (kat‑an‑oos'‑so);  2990 ‑ λανθάνω (lan‑than'‑o);  3891 ‑ παρανομέω (par‑an‑om‑eh'‑o);  3928 ‑ παρέρχομαι (par‑er'‑khom‑ahee);  4623 ‑ σιωπάω (see‑o‑pah'‑o);  4912 ‑ συνέχω (soon‑ekh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (28) NAS (28) HCS (28)
Leviticus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Nahum 1
Leviticus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Nahum 1
Leviticus 6
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Nahum 1
BYZ TIS TR
v-hPms 2
v-hi1cs 2
v-hi2ms 1
v-hi2msXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hp3cp 1
v-hp3ms 1
v-nPfs 1
v-nPmp 1
v-nPms 2
v-np3ms 6
v-tc 1
v-ti2ms 2
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp2ms 2
v-hPms 2
v-hi1cs 2
v-hi2ms 1
v-hi2msXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hp3cp 1
v-hp3ms 1
v-nPfs 1
v-nPmp 1
v-nPms 2
v-np3fs 1
v-np3ms 6
v-tc 1
v-ti2ms 2
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp2ms 2
v-hPms 2
v-hi1cs 2
v-hi2ms 1
v-hi2msXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hp3cp 1
v-hp3ms 1
v-nPfs 1
v-nPmp 1
v-nPms 2
v-np3fs 1
v-np3ms 6
v-tc 1
v-ti2ms 2
v-ti3ms 1
v-tp2ms 2
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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)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [עָלַם] verb conceal (Late Hebrew id., derived species); —

Qal Participle pass עֲלֻמֵנוּ Psalm 90:8 as substantive our secret, i.e. hidden sin ("" עֲוֺנֹת).

Niph`al Perfect be concealed, of Wisdom of Solomon , 3 feminine singular נֶעֶלְמָה מֵעֵינֵי Job 28:21; of a fact or condition, נֶעְלַם 2 Chronicles 9:2, ׳וְנ consecutive Leviticus 5:2,3,4 (all with מִן person), מֵעֵינֵי׳וְנ Leviticus 4:13; Numbers 5:13 (all P); Participle

1 נֶעְלָם concealed, with הָיָה in periphrastic conjugation 1 Kings 10:3 (מִן person); absolute כָּלנֶֿעְלָם Ecclesiastes 12:14.

2 feminine singular תְּהִי נַעֲלָמָה Nahum 3:11 mayest thou become obscured (as to the senses; figurative for swoon), but very doubtful, read perhaps נעלפה ? [Dr].

3 plural נַעֲלָמִים Psalm 26:4 those who conceal themselves, i.e. their thoughts; dissemblers ("" מְתֵי שָׁוְא).

Hiph`il Perfect 3 masculine singular הֶעְלִים 2 Kings 4:27; 3 plural הֶעְלִימוּ Ezekiel 22:26; Imperfect 2 masculine singular תַּעְלִים Psalm 10:1,תַּעְלֵם Lamentations 3:56; 3 masculine plural יַעְלִימוּ Leviticus 20:4, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַעְלֵם Leviticus 20:4; Participle מַעְלִים Job 42:3; Proverbs 28:27; — conceal, hide, with מִן person 2 Kings 4:27 ("" לֹא הִגִּיד לִי); usually hide the eyes from (מִן), i.e. disregard Isaiah 1:15; Ezekiel 22:26, ׳וגו׳הַעְלֵם יַע Leviticus 20:4, מִן omitted Proverbs 28:27; hide the eyes by (ב) a bribe 1 Samuel 12:3 (i.e. pervert justice, but see עַיִן

3 d); hide (cover) the ear Lamentations 3:56 (turn a deaf ear); hide (obscure) counsel (עֵצָה) Job 42:3; לָמָה׳תַּע Psalm 10:1 why dost thou [׳י] hide, that Isaiah , thine eyes (so most), or practise concealment (= hide thyself)?

Hithpa`el Perfect 2 masculine singular consecutive וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ מֵהֶם Deuteronomy 22:1,4 and thou hide thyself completely from them (utterly neglect to aid), so Infinitive construct (מֵהֶם omitted) לְהִתְעַלֵּם Deuteronomy 22:3; so also Imperfect with מִן, תִּתְעַלַּם Psalm 55:2, תִּתְעַלָּ֑ם Isaiah 58:7; once literal יִתְעַלֶּםשָֿׁ֑לֶג Job 6:16 wherein snow hides itself.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

עָלַם to hide, to conceal. In Kal only occurring in part. pass. עֲלֻמִים hidden (sins), Psalms 90:8.

Niphal נֶעְלַםִ to be hidden, to lie hid, Nahum 3:11 followed by מִן of person from whom any thing is hid, Leviticus 5:2 and מֵעֵינֵי 4:13 Numbers 5:13. Part. נַעֲלָמִים secret men, crafty, Psalms 26:4.

Hiphil הֶעֱלִים

(1) to hide, followed by מִן from any one, 2 Kings 4:27. Specially

(a) הֶעֱלִים עֵינַיִם followed by מִן to hide the eyes, i.e. to turn them away from any one, implying neglect, Ezekiel 22:26 and refusing aid, Isaiah 1:15 compare Proverbs 28:27 sometimes connivance, Leviticus 20:4; 1 Samuel 12:3 (followed by בְּ). Without עֵינַיִם Psalms 10:1.

(b) הֶעֱלִים אֹזֶן to hide the ear, not to choose to hear, Lamentations 3:56.

(2) to hide, to cover over with words, i.e. to chide, to rebuke (opp. to throw light on, i.e. to praise), Job 42:3.

Hithpael, to hide one’s self. Job 6:16 used of rivers, עָלֵימוֹ יִתְעַלֵּם־שֶׁלֶנ “in which the snow hideth itself,” i.e. the snow water in the spring (עַל here having the signification of approach, see No. 1, b, α). Followed by מִן to turn oneself away from any thing, to withdraw from it; Deuteronomy 22:1, Deuteronomy 22:3, Deuteronomy 22:4. Psalms 55:2, אַל־תִּתְעַלֵּם מִתְּחִנָּתִי “hide not thyself from my supplication;” Isaiah 58:7.

Derived nouns, עוֹלָם, עֵילוֹם, תַּעֲלֻמָה [also עַלְמָה, see note on that word].

II. עָלַם or

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List of Word Forms
אַעְלִ֤ים אעלים הֶעְלִ֣ים הֶעְלִ֣ימוּ הַעְלֵ֣ם העלים העלימו העלם וְֽ֭נֶעֶלְמָה וְאַעְלִ֥ים וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ֖ וְנֶעְלַ֣ם וְנֶעְלַם֙ וּמַעְלִ֥ים ואעלים והתעלמת ומעלים ונעלם ונעלמה יִתְעַלֶּם־ יַעְלִימֽוּ֩ יעלימו יתעלם־ לְהִתְעַלֵּֽם׃ להתעלם׃ מַעְלִ֥ים מעלים נֶעְלַ֤ם נֶעְלָ֑ם נֶעְלָ֣ם נַ֝עֲלָמִ֗ים נַֽעֲלָמָ֑ה נעלם נעלמה נעלמים עֲ֝לֻמֵ֗נוּ עלמנו תִּ֝תְעַלַּ֗ם תִתְעַלָּֽם׃ תַּ֝עְלִ֗ים תַּעְלֵ֧ם תעלים תעלם תתעלם תתעלם׃ ‘ă·lu·mê·nū ‘ălumênū ’a‘·lîm ’a‘lîm aLim aluMenu ha‘·lêm ha‘lêm haLem he‘·lî·mū he‘·lîm he‘lîm he‘lîmū heLim heLimu lə·hiṯ·‘al·lêm ləhiṯ‘allêm lehitalLem ma‘·lîm ma‘lîm maLim na‘ălāmāh na‘ălāmîm na·‘ă·lā·māh na·‘ă·lā·mîm naalaMah naalaMim ne‘·lam ne‘·lām ne‘lam ne‘lām neLam ta‘·lêm ta‘·lîm ta‘lêm ta‘lîm taLem taLim tiṯ‘allam ṯiṯ‘allām tiṯ·‘al·lam ṯiṯ·‘al·lām titalLam ū·ma‘·lîm ūma‘lîm umaLim veaLim vehitallamTa Veneelmah veneLam wə’a‘lîm wə·’a‘·lîm wə·hiṯ·‘al·lam·tā wə·ne‘·lam wə·ne·‘el·māh wəhiṯ‘allamtā wəne‘elmāh wəne‘lam ya‘·lî·mū ya‘lîmū yaliMu yiṯ‘allem- yiṯ·‘al·lem- yitallem
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