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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #07130 - קֶרֶב
1) midst, among, inner part, middle
1a) inward part
1a1) physical sense
1a2) as seat of thought and emotion
1a3) as faculty of thought and emotion
1b) in the midst, among, from among (of a number of persons)
1c) entrails (of sacrificial animals)
V) brq (קרב QRB) - Approach: To come near. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (289): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) offer, near, bring, nigh, come, approach, at hand, present - Strongs: H7126 (קָרַב), H7127 (קְרֵב)
Nm) brq (קרב QRB) - I. Within:In the sense of being close. II. N KJV (248): among, midst, within, inward, in, nigh, near, approach, came, battle, war - Strongs: H7128 (קְרָב), H7129 (קְרָב), H7130 (קֶרֶב), H7131 (קָרֵב)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
קֶרֶב with suff. קִרְבִּי (Arab. قَلْبُ, the letter ר being softened into ל), pl. with suff. קְרֳבַי, once, Psalms 103:1.
(1) the interior, midst of a thing. בְּקֶרֶב in the middle, becomes commonly a prep. (like בְּתוֹךְ), בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ in (the midst of) the land, Genesis 45:6; Exodus 8:18; Isaiah 7:22, 10:23. בְּקֶרֶב חֻצוֹת in (the midst of) the streets, Isaiah 5:25. בְּקֶרֶב הַכְּנַעֲנִי amongst the Canaanites, Judges 1:32 after a verb of motion בְּקֶרֶב הַמִּלְחָמָה into (the midst of) the battle, 1 Kings 20:39 to pass בְּקֶרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה through the midst of the camp, Joshua 1:11. Used of time, בְּקֶרֶב שָׁנִים amid the years, Habakkuk 3:2.
(2) specially the inside of the body
(a) the bowels, Genesis 41:21; Exodus 29:13, 22 Exodus 29:22.
(b) the heart, the mind, as the seat of thought and desire, Psalms 5:10, 49:12 64:7.
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