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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6320 - פּוּךְ
1) antimony, stibium, black paint
1a) eye cosmetic
1379) kp (פכ PK) AC: Overturn CO: Flask AB: ?: The flask, usually made of a horn (see Job 42:14) , for storing medicinal, cosmetic or ritual oils. The flask is overturned to pour out the contents. (eng: flask - with the additional l and s)
V) kpe (הפכ HPK) - Overturn: To turn something over or upside down as if pouring out its contents. KJV (94): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Hophal) turn, overthrow, overturn, change, become, came, convert, gave, make, perverse, pervert, retire, tumble - Strongs: H2015 (הָפַךְ)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פּוּךְ an unused root, which had, perhaps, the sense of moving to and fro, wavering, i.q. פּוּק. Hence may be derived the following word, which is of uncertain origin.
פּוּךְ i.q. Greek φῦκος, prop. sea-weed, (so called from its moving about, waving hither and thither), from which an alkaline pigment was prepared; hence used of the pigment itself; also the dye with which the Hebrew women tinged their eyelashes, prepared from stibium, or antimony (LXX. στιμμί, Vulg. stibinm), 2 Kings 9:30; Jeremiah 4:30 (comp. pr.n. קֶרֶן הַפּוּךְ). Isaiah 54:11, “I will lay thy stones with stibium”, i.e. I will use stibium as cement in building thy walls. It may be doubted what are אַבְנֵי־פוּךְ stones of pigment, 1 Chronicles 29:2, used in building the Temple. I should understand them to be the more valuable stones, such as a kind of marble, used for covering and as it were painting the walls.
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