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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #923 - בַּהַט

Word Origin
from an unused root (probably meaning to glisten)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) a costly stone (perhaps porphyry), red marble

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4665 ‑ σμάραγδος (smar'‑ag‑dos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Esther 1
Esther 1
Esther 1
n-cms 1
n-cms 1
n-cms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1032) ub (בתה BTh) AC: ? CO: Cracks AB: ?: Something that is broken up into pieces.

A) ub (בתה BTh) AC: ? CO: Cracks AB: ?: The crevices, clefts and cracks in rock cliffs and outcroppings. Something that is broken into pieces. A place of desolation.

Nf1) eub (בתהה BThH) - Desolation: [df: htb] KJV (2): waste, desolate - Strongs: H1326 (בָּתָה), H1327 (בַּתָּה)

E) aub (בתהא BThA) AC: ? CO: Utter AB: ?: An incoherent, broken or rash utterance of words usually spoken as a vow.

V) aub (בתהא BThA) - Utter: [df: hjb] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Piel) pronounce, speak unadvisedly - Strongs: H981 (בָּטָה)

hm ) aubm (מבתהא MBThA) - Utterance: Words spoken out of rashness. KJV (2): uttered - Strongs: H4008 (מִבְטָא)

G) ueb (בהתה BHTh) AC: ? CO: Marble AB: ?: The intersecting lines of marble appear as broken pieces.

Nm) ueb (בהתה BHTh) - Red Marble: KJV (1): red - Strongs: H923 (בַּהַט)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בַּ֫הַט noun [masculine] a costly stone, perhaps porphyry (compare Egyptian behiti, behet, behat Brugsch Dict. v. 438 Dümichen Geschichte 167f. Wendel Altäg. Bau- u. Edelsteine (1888) 77f.; ᵐ5 has σμαραγδίτης), Esther 1:6 עַלוָֿשֵׁשׁ וְדַר וְסֹחָ֑רֶת׳ִ˜רצֲפַת ב upon a pavement of porphyry and marble, etc.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בַּהַט Esther 1:6, a kind of marble of which pavements were made. LXX., Vulg. σμαραγδίτης, smaragdites. Arab. بَهْتُ according to the Kamûs, page 176, is a species of stone; and from the etymology, it may be gathered that a spurious marble is intended, so called because it falsely puts on the appearance of marble: [“or else white marble”].

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בַּהַט־ בהט־ ba·haṭ- bahat bahaṭ-
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