Click to donate today!
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #06223 - עָשִׁיר
1) rich, wealthy (adjective)
2) the rich, the wealthy, rich man (noun)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עָשִׁיר m. (from the root עָשַׁר), rich, Proverbs 10:15, 14:20 18:11, and frequently.
(a) in a good sense, honourable, noble, Ecclesiastes 10:6 but
(b) in a bad sense, haughty, impious, inasmuch as riches are the fountain of pride, and pride is used in Hebrew as equivalent to impiety, Isaiah 53:9, compare Job 27:19, and verse 13 Job 27:13. See also הוֹלְלִים (under the word הָלַל No. 3), עָנָו and עָנִי, and interpreters on Isaiah 2:7, 53:9 Matthew 19:23.
the Fifth Week after Easter