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Strong's #02459 - חֶלֶב

Transliteration
cheleb
Phonetics
kheh'-leb, khay'-leb
Origin
from an unused root meaning to be fat
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
651a
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) fat

1a) fat (of humans)

1b) fat (of beasts)

1c) choicest, best part, abundance (of products of the land)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 536 ‑ ἀπαρχή (ap‑ar‑khay');  2378 ‑ θυσία (thoo‑see'‑ah);  3452 ‑ μυελός (moo‑el‑os');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (90)
Genesis 2
Exodus 6
Leviticus 46
Numbers 6
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 1
Psalms 6
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
NAS (98)
Genesis 3
Exodus 6
Leviticus 53
Numbers 6
Deuteronomy 2
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 2
Psalms 6
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
HCS (88)
Genesis 2
Exodus 6
Leviticus 47
Numbers 5
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 1
Psalms 5
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
BSB (93)
Genesis 3
Exodus 6
Leviticus 48
Numbers 6
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 1
Psalms 6
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
ESV (83)
Genesis 2
Leviticus 48
Numbers 6
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 1
Psalms 6
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
WEB (91)
Genesis 2
Exodus 6
Leviticus 48
Numbers 6
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 4
Job 1
Psalms 5
Isaiah 5
Ezekiel 4
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2160) blh (ההלב HhLB) AC: ? CO: Fat AB: Choice: The rich or choice part.

Nm) blh (ההלב HhLB) - I. Fat:The fat of an animal as the choicest part. II. Milk:The milk, containing fat, of a dairy animal. KJV (136): fat, fatness, best, finest, grease, marrow, milk, cheese, suckle - Strongs: H2459 (חֶלֶב), H2461 (חָלָב)

mf1) enblh (ההלבנה HhLBNH) - Galbanum: An odoriferous resin used in incense. A choice ingredient. KJV (1): galbanum - Strongs: H2464 (חֶלְבְּנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2024
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. חֵ֫לֶב noun masculine Exodus 29:13 fat (Late Hebrew id., fat, so Phoenician חלב (probably); Aramaic (also diaphragm in Lexicons, see PS1274) originally diaphragm, midriff; Arabic , including midriff-fat, RS Semitic i. 360); — ׳ח absolute Leviticus 3:16 40t.; construct Genesis 45:18 21t.; suffix חֶלְבּוֺ Leviticus 3:9 6t.; חֶלְבָּהּ Leviticus 4:31,35, חֶלְבָּם Numbers 18:17, חֶלְבָּ֫מוֺ Psalm 17:10, חֶלְבְּהֶ֫ן Leviticus 8:16,25 (read plural noun חלביהן Samaritan Di); plural הַחֲלָבִים Leviticus 8:26 7t.; construct חֶלְבֵי Leviticus 6:5 4t.; suffix חֶלְבֵהֶן Genesis 4:4 (חלביהן Samaritan Di, compare Leviticus 8:16,25 above); —

1 fat of human body Judges 3:22 (covering intestines); גִּבּוֺרִים׳ח 2 Samuel 1:22 as smearing warrior's shield; of grossness of wicked כִּסָּה מָּנָיו בְּחֶלְבּוֺ Job 15:27; fat (of midriff) figurative of unreceptive heart סָֽגְרוּ׳ח Psalm 17:10, see also Psalm 73:7 (read מֵחֵלֶב עֲוֺנָמוֺ for מחלבעֵינֵמוֺ ᵐ5ᵑ6 Hi Ew Ol De Che Bae and others); ׳טָפַשׁ כַּחלִבָּם Psalm 119:70i.e. their heart is as unresponsive as the midriff-fat near it.

2 fat of beasts:

a. as rich food (poetry) Deuteronomy 32:14 and in simile Psalm 63:6 ("" דֶּשֶׁן); so ᵑ0 Ezekiel 34:3 (but read הֶחָלָב, see חָלָב), Ezekiel 39:19 (ᵑ6 Co בשׂר).

b. especially as offered in sacrifice, singular, to ׳י Exodus 23:18 (JE), 1 Samuel 2:15,16; Exodus 29:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 29:22 (3t. in verse); Leviticus 3:3 (twice in verse); Leviticus 3:4,9 (3t. in verse); Leviticus 3:10,14 (twice in verse); Leviticus 3:15 23t. Leviticus; Numbers 18:17 (all P), Leviticus 17:6 (H), 1 Samuel 15:22; Isaiah 1:11; Isaiah 43:24; Ezekiel 44:7,15; see Isaiah 34:6 (twice in verse); Isaiah 34:7 of fat of Edomites slaughtered by ׳י's sword (under figure of lambs, rams, and bulls); as eaten by (strange) gods Deuteronomy 32:38 (poetry), not to be eaten by men Leviticus 3:17; Leviticus 7:23,24 (twice in verse); Leviticus 7:25 (all P); also plural, fat parts or pieces Genesis 4:4 (J) Leviticus 6:5 8t. Leviticus; 1 Kings 8:64 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 7:7 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 29:35; 35:14.

3 choicest, best part of products of land Genesis 45:18 (E), specifically of oil Numbers 18:12 and wine Numbers 18:12; of corn and oil Numbers 18:29; Numbers 18:30; Numbers 18:32; also (poetry) כִּלְיוֺת חִטָּה׳ח Deuteronomy 32:14 kidney-fat of wheat (i.e. the very choicest, compare Isaiah 34:6), חִטָּה׳ח Psalm 81:17, חִטִּים׳ח Psalm 147:14.


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List of Word Forms
בְּחֶלְבֵ֧י בְּחֶלְבּ֑וֹ בחלבו בחלבי הַ֣חֲלָבִ֔ים הַחֲלָבִ֑ים הַחֲלָבִ֖ים הַחֲלָבִֽים׃ הַחֲלָבִים֙ הַחֵ֔לֶב הַחֵ֖לֶב הַחֵ֙לֶב֙ הַחֵ֣לֶב הַחֵ֣לֶב ׀ הַחֵ֤לֶב הַחֵ֨לֶב הַחֵלֶב֒ הַחֵלֶב֮ החלב החלבים החלבים׃ וְהַחֲלָבִ֖ים וְחֵ֣לֶב וְחֵ֤לֶב וְחֵ֥לֶב וּמֵֽחֶלְבֵהֶ֑ן והחלבים וחלב ומחלבהן חֵ֔לֶב חֵ֖לֶב חֵ֛לֶב חֵ֜לֶב חֵ֣לֶב חֵ֤לֶב חֵ֥לֶב חֵ֨לֶב חֵֽלֶב־ חֵלֶב֮ חֶלְבְּהֶ֑ן חֶלְבֵ֣י חֶלְבֵ֥י חֶלְבָּ֣ה חֶלְבָּ֣הּ חֶלְבָּ֣ם חֶלְבָּ֥מוֹ חֶלְבּ֔וֹ חֶלְבּ֖וֹ חֶלְבּוֹ֙ חלב חלב־ חלבה חלבהן חלבו חלבי חלבם חלבמו כְּחֵ֖לֶב כַּחֵ֣לֶב כחלב מֵחֵ֔לֶב מֵחֵ֖לֶב מֵחֵ֙לֶב֙ מֵחֵ֣לֶב מֵחֵ֥לֶב מחלב bə·ḥel·ḇê bə·ḥel·bōw bechelBo bechelVei bəḥelḇê bəḥelbōw chelBah chelBam chelBamov chelbeHen chelBo Chelev chelVei ha·ḥă·lā·ḇîm ha·ḥê·leḇ hachalaVim hacheLev haḥălāḇîm haḥêleḇ ḥê·leḇ ḥê·leḇ- ḥel·bā·mōw ḥel·bāh ḥel·bām ḥel·ḇê ḥel·bə·hen ḥel·bōw ḥelbāh ḥelbām ḥelbāmōw ḥelḇê ḥelbəhen ḥelbōw ḥêleḇ ḥêleḇ- ka·ḥê·leḇ kaChelev kaḥêleḇ kə·ḥê·leḇ keChelev kəḥêleḇ mê·ḥê·leḇ meChelev mêḥêleḇ ū·mê·ḥel·ḇê·hen umechelveHen ūmêḥelḇêhen veChelev vehachalaVim wə·ha·ḥă·lā·ḇîm wə·ḥê·leḇ wəhaḥălāḇîm wəḥêleḇ
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