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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #05159 - נַחֲלָה
1) possession, property, inheritance, heritage
1b) portion, share
1c) inheritance, portion
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) taking possession, occupation of any thing, Isaiah 17:11, בְּיוֹם נַחֲלָה “in the day of occupation,” of occupying the harvest, [“but on account of the following words, the reading נַחְלָה wound, is to be preferred; see חָלָה Niphal”]; also, possession, domain, Numbers 18:21. Often used of the territory in the Holy Land assigned to the respective tribes, e.g. Joshua 13:23, נַחֲלַת בְּנֵי רְאוּבֵן “the possession of the Reubenites;” Numbers 18:23, 26:62 27:7 also used of the whole of the Holy Land which was given to the Israelites, Deuteronomy 4:21. נַחֲלַת יְהוָֹה is
(a) the especial possession of Jehovah, i.e. Israel, for whom Jehovah cared and watched as being his own, Deuteronomy 4:20, 9:26, 29 Psal. 28:9.
(b) a possession granted by Jehovah, the gift of Jehovah, Psalms 127:3. As to the phrase יֵשׁ לי חֵלֶק וְנַחֲלָה בְּ, see חֵלֶק No. 2,.
(2) inheritance, 1 Kings 21:3, 1 Kings 21:4. Proverbs 19:14, נַחֲלַת אָבוֹת “an inheritance received from fathers.”
(3) a lot assigned by God, i.q. חֵלֶק No. 2, Job 20:29, 27:13 31:2.
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