Click to donate today!
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02318 - חָדַשׁ
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָדַשׁ unused in Kal, to be new. Arab. حدث to be new, recent. IV. to produce something new; but Conj. III. IV. also to polish a sword. Etymologists have well observed that its primary sense is that of cutting or polishing, see Dissertt. Lugd., p. 936. It is of the same family as חָדַד, חָדַק, and the signification of newness appears to proceed from that of a sharp polished splendid sword; comp. 2 Samuel 21:16 Aram. חֲדַת.
Piel to renew, 1 Samuel 11:14; Job 10:17 Psal. 51:12, especially to repair or restore buildings or towns, Isaiah 61:4; 2 Chronicles 15:8, 24:4.
Hithpael, to renew oneself, Psalms 103:5. Hence
the Fifth Week after Easter