the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2239 - זֶרֶת
1a) a unit of measure, approx half-cubit, or the distance from the thumb to the little finger on an outstretched hand
1158) rz (זר ZR) AC: Spread CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph z represents the harvest. The r is the picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "harvest of heads". After the grain has been harvested and the heads of grain have been broken open, the heads are thrown into the wind where the chaff is blown away and the seed falls to the ground where they can be gathered.
- A2134 Brz (Heat)
- A2136 Mrz (Gush, Semen)
- A2137 Orz (Sow, Seed)
- A2293 Psk (Sorcery)
- A2138 Qrz (Sprinkle, Bason)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זֶרֶת f. a span, Exodus 28:16, 39:9 1 Samuel 17:4. (Aram. ܙܰܪܬܰ, ܙܰܪܬܐܳ, זַרְתָּא id.), from the root זָרָה to spread out; whence זֵר (for זֵרֶה); f. זֶרֶת, like קֶרֶת from קָרָה, כֶּסֶת from כָּסָה. [“Also according to the Rabbins זֶרֶת is the little finger, for זְעֶרֶת, and hence they derive the meaning of a span, as being terminated by the little finger.” Ges. add.]
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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