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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1392 - גִּבְעֹל
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גִּבְעֹל quadril. m. calix, corolla, of flowers (Blü=thenknofpe), i.q. גָּבִיעַ calix, with ל added at the end, which sometimes appears to have a diminutive force; compare כַּרְמֶל, חַרְגַל (from חָרַג). Once used of flax, Exodus 9:31, “for the barley was in the ear וְהַפִּשְׁתָּה גִּבְעֹל and the flax in the corolla,” i.e. the flax had the corollas of flowers. It is also used in the Mishnah in speaking of the corollas of flowers on the top of the stalks of hyssop, which almost look like ears (of corn), Para xi. § 7, 9, xii. § 2, 3, where the more learned of the Hebrews have long ago interpreted it rightly (see farther remarks in Thes. p. 261). The signification of stalk has been incorrectly attributed to this word in the Mishnah (after Buxtorf) by A. Th. Hartmann (Supplem. ad Lex. Nostr. ex Mischna, p. 10).
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12