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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02449 - חָכַם
1) to be wise
1a) (Qal) to be or become wise, act wisely
1b) (Piel) to make wise, teach wisdom, instruct
1c) (Pual) to be made wise
1d) (Hiphil) to make wise
1e) (Hithpael) to show oneself wise, deceive, show one’s wisdom
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָכַם fut. יֶחְכַּם to be wise, to become wise. (Arab. حَكَمَ to judge, hence to rule, حَكْمُ judgment, حَكَمُ and حاكِمُ a judge, Aram. to know, more rarely, to be wise. Indeed the primary power of this word, as I understand it, is that of judging, so that it is kindred to the root חָקַק.) Proverbs 6:6, 23:19 Ecclesiastes 2:19; 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9, etc.
Piel, to make wise, to teach wisdom, Job 35:11; Psalms 105:22.
Pual part. made wise, learned, Proverbs 30:24 of an enchanter, Psalms 58:6.
Hiphil i.q. Piel Psalms 19:8.
(1) to seem wise to oneself, to be wise in one’s own eyes, Ecclesiastes 7:16.
(2) to show oneself wise, followed by לְ to deceive, Exodus 1:10. (Compare the Greek σοφός, cunning.)
The derived nouns all follow [except חַכִּים, and pr.n. תַּחְכְּמֹנִי].
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