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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #02436 - חֵק
1) bosom, hollow, bottom, midst
1163) bh (ההב HhB) AC: Hide CO: Bosom AB: Refuge: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The b is a picture of a tent or house. Combined these mean "wall of the house". The walls of the house enclose the home as refuge for the family. A refuge functions as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֵיק, חֵק noun [masculine] bosom (Late Hebrew id.) — absolute חֵיק Ezekiel 43:17; Proverbs 16:33 + Ezekiel 43:13 (Co חיקו, compare ZKW1883, pp. 67ff.; חֵיקֹה Dr Sm xxxi), חֵק Proverbs 21:14; construct חֵיק 1 Kings 22:35 3t. + Ezekiel 43:14 (Co חיקו) חֵק Proverbs 5:20 (omitted by accident in Baer, compare Str on the passage) Proverbs 17:23 suffix חֵיקִי 1 Kings 3:20; Psalm 89:51; חֵקִי Job 19:27 etc.; elsewhere always plene with suffix; חוקף Kt Psalm 74:11 (Qr חֵיקְךָ); — bosom, specifically
1 of fold of garment, at breast Exodus 4:6 (twice in verse); Exodus 4:7 (3t. in verse) (all J), Proverbs 6:27; Proverbs 16:33, metaphor of ׳י Psalm 74:11; ׳שֹׁחַד בח Proverbs 21:14 is a hidden reward (concealed in bosom; "" מַתָּן בַּסֵּתֶר); שֹׁחַד טֵחֵק Proverbs 17:23 is a gift secretly given; figurative, requite into bosom Isaiah 65:6,7; Psalm 35:13; Psalm 79:12; Jeremiah 32:18.
2 carry (נָשָׂא) in bosom, Moses the people Numbers 11:12 (JE); Naomi, Ruth's child Ruth 4:16, compare 1 Kings 3:20 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 17:19; ewe lamb 2 Samuel 12:3; Isaiah 40:11 (metaphor); Lamentations 2:12 of infants dying in their mothers' arms; figurative of carrying insults in one's bosom Psalm 89:51 (read probably כְּלִמַּת for כֹּל, see Bi Che).
3 bosom as part of body:
a. external, lie in bosom, of wife שׁככת Micah 7:5, compare 2 Samuel 12:8; concubine Genesis 16:5 (J) compare 1 Kings 1:2; אֵשֶׁת חיק(ךׅ Deuteronomy 13:7; Deuteronomy 28:54, compare also Proverbs 5:20 תְּחַבֵּק חֵק נָכְּרִיָה; אֹישׁ חֵיקָהּ Deuteronomy 28:56.
b. internal, anger restethכסילים ׳בה Ecclesiastes 7:9; כָּלוּ כִלְֹיתַיבְּחֵקִי Job 19:27 my reins are consumed within me; Job 23:12 (read בְּחֵקִי for מֵחֻקִּי, so ᵐ5ᵑ9 Ol Me Stu Di) in my breast have I hidden the words of his mouth (compare בְּלִבִּי Psalm 119:11); figurative of interior of chariot 1 Kings 22:35 הרכב׳ח; of hollow bottom of altar Ezekiel 43:13,14,17 (Sm Rinne; Co Grundeinfassung).
חֵק see חֵיק.