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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1781 - דַּיָּן
1) a judge
1083) nd (דנ DN) AC: Rule CO: Ruler AB: Quarrel: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of life. Combined these pictures mean "the door of life". The ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)
Nm ) nid (דינ DYN) - I. Judge:[df: Nwd]II. Judgment:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (28): judge, judgment, cause, plea, strife, tread, out - Strongs: H1779 (דּוּן), H1780 (דִּין), H1781 (דַּיָּן), H1782 (דַּיָּן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) a judge; 1 Samuel 24:16.
(2) a defender, an advocate; Psalms 68:6. Chald. Ezra 7:25.
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27