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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1847 - דַּעַת
1a) knowledge, perception, skill
1b) discernment, understanding, wisdom
1085) od (דאה DAh) AC: See CO: ? AB: Knowledge: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The o is a picture of the eye. Through the eyes one experiences his world and learns from it. Combined these pictures mean "the door of the eye". The eye is the window into the mans very being. Experience is gained through visual observation. Knowledge is achieved through these experiences.
V) odi (ידאה YDAh) - Know: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (994): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual, Piel, Participle) know, known, knowledge, perceive, shew, tell, wist, understand, certainly, acknowledge, acquaintance, consider, declare, teach - Strongs: H3045 (יָדַע), H3046 (יְדַע)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דַּעַת inf. f. used of a noun, from the verb יָדַע (like דֵּעַ and דֵּעָה)
(1) knowledge, knowing, sometimes followed by an acc. Jeremiah 22:16, הַדַּעַת אֹתִי knowing me, the knowledge of me; דַּעַת אֱלֹהִים, Hosea 4:1, 6:6, and κατʼ ἐξοχὴν, הַדַּעַת Hosea 4:6, knowledge (of God). בִּבְלִי דַעַת through ignorance, unawares (opp. to “of set purpose, advisedly”), Deuteronomy 4:42, 19:4 Joshua 20:3. מִבְּלִי דַעַת Isaiah 5:13, is not “unexpectedly, suddenly” (the interpretation which I defended in my commentary on this passage); but by comparison with Hosea 4:6 (where once there is מִבְּלִי הַדַּעַת); “for want of the knowledge of God,” i.e. of religion. Rightly therefore rendered by LXX. διὰ τὸ μὴ εἰδέναι αὐτοὺς τὸν Κύριον. Deuteronomy 4:42, 19:4 Joshua 20:3.
(2) intelligence, understanding, wisdom, i.q. חָכְמָה, תְּבוּנָה Proverbs 1:4, 2:6 24:5, etc. בִּבְלִי דַעַת foolishly, Job 35:16, 36:12 38:2 42:3. יָדַע דַּעַת to be possessed of wisdom, Proverbs 17:27.
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