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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #241 - אֹזֶן
1) ear, as part of the body
2) ear, as organ of hearing
3) (subjective) to uncover the ear to reveal; the receiver of divine revelation
1152) nz (זנ ZN) AC: Harvest CO: Mattock AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of an agricultural cutting implement such as the mattock or hoe. The n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "mattock of the seed". One of the many agricultural tools was a hoe or mattock. This implement had a wide blade for cutting a plant stalks at the roots. The crops were harvested for a supply of foods, which were stored in jars.
agm ) nzafm (מואזנ MWAZN) - Balance: A pair of scales used for weighing. From the ear as the place where balance is determined. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (16): balances - Strongs: H3976 (מֹאזְנַיִם), H3977 (מֹאזְנֵא)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 ear, as part of body; of human being, as bearing earring Genesis 35:4; Exodus 32:2,3(all J E) Ezekiel 16:12; pierced by a master Exodus 21:6 (E) Deuteronomy 15:17; touched with blood in consecration (׳תְּנוּךְ א tip of ear) Leviticus 8:23,24; Leviticus 14:14,17,25,28; cut off by enemy Ezekiel 23:25 (of אָהֳלִיבָה q. v.); ear of dog Proverbs 26:17 מַחֲזִיק בְּאָזְנֵיכָּֿ֑לֶב; of sheep Amos 3:12 (fragment rescued from lion).
2 especially as organ of hearing,
a. of man Deuteronomy 29:3; 2 Samuel 22:45 = Psalm 18:45; Job 42:5; Isaiah 30:21; implanted (נטע) by ׳י Psalm 94:9; of idols (do not hear) Psalm 115:6; Psalm 135:17; ׳שָׁמַע בא 2 Samuel 7:22 8t.; especially ׳בְּא after verb of saying = in the ears, in the hearing of Genesis 20:8 (E) Genesis 23:10,13,16 (P) Genesis 44:18; Genesis 50:4 (J) Deuteronomy 5:1; Deuteronomy 31:11,28,30 44t.; compare Isaiah 5:9 (verb omitted); after noun of utterance, sound 1 Samuel 15:14; Job 13:17; Job 15:21; compare ׳א after verbal noun Ezekiel 24:26 (׳לְהַשְׁמָעוּת א) compare Isaiah 11:3; ׳הִטָּה א incline the ear = give attention Psalm 45:11; Proverbs 22:17 9t.; followed by ל Psalm 49:5 4t.; so ׳הִקְשִׁיב א Isaiah 32:3; Proverbs 2:2 (followed by ל); ׳ל׳הֵבִיא א Proverbs 23:2; as receiving words תָּקַּח׳א Job 4:12 compare Jeremiah 9:19; as tingling (צלל) at dreadful news 1 Samuel 3:11; 2 Kings 21:12; Jeremiah 19:3; as hearing with satisfaction, triumph Psalm 92:12 תִּשְׁמַעְנָה אָזְנָי֑ ("" ׳וַתַּבֵּט עֵינִי בְּ but Che strike out; as intelligent (involving mental process) וַתָּבֶן לָהּ׳שָֽׁמְעָה א Job 13:1; מִלִּין תִּבְחָ֑ן׳א Job 12:11; compare Job 34:3; as unsatisfied Ecclesiastes 1:8 מִשְּׁמֹעַ׳לֹא תִמָּלֵא א; as seeking (בקשׁ) know-ledge Proverbs 18:15; as hearing & blessing Job 29:11; compare שֹׁמַעַת׳א Proverbs 20:12; Proverbs 25:12 a hearing (responsive, obedient) ear; compare Proverbs 15:31; Isaiah 43:8; opposed to stopping the ears (wilful ignorance) מִןֿ׳אֹטֵם א Proverbs 21:13 cf Isaiah 33:15; also of adder in simile of wicked Psalm 58:5 כְּמוֺ פֶתֶן חֵרֵשׁ יַאְטֵם אָזְנוֺ; מִןֿ׳מֵסִיר א Proverbs 28:9 so ׳עֲרֵלָה א their ear is uncircumcised Jeremiah 6:10; ׳הִכְּבִּיד א Zechariah 7:11 compare Isaiah 48:8; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; compare also Isaiah 42:20.
b. of Yahweh, ׳י׳בְּא after verb of utterance Numbers 11:18 (J) Numbers 14:28 (P) 1 Samuel 8:21; Ezekiel 8:18; after עָלָה 2 Kings 19:28 = Isaiah 37:29; after בּוֺא Psalm 18:7 compare 2 Samuel 22:7 where verb omitted; so also (after noun without verb) Numbers 11:1 (J) ׳י׳בְּא 1 Chronicles 28:8 nearly = in presence of; incline the ear ׳הִטָּה א 2 Kings 19:16 = Isaiah 37:17; Daniel 9:18; Psalm 86:1; followed by לְ Psalm 17:6; Psalm 88:3; Psalm 116:2; followed by אֶלֿ Psalm 31:3; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 102:3; ׳הִקְשִׁיב א Psalm 10:17; ׳קַשֻּׁבוֺת לְ א 2 Chronicles 6:40; 7:15; compare Psalm 130:2; id. followed by אֶלֿ Nehemiah 1:6,11; verb omitted אֶלֿ׳א Psalm 34:16; compare Isaiah 59:1 ׳לֹא כָֽבְדָה א; Lamentations 3:56 ׳ל׳אַלתַּֿעְלֵם א.
3 ׳גָּלָה א open ears of, reveal to, subject Prayer of Manasseh 1Samuel 20:2,12,13; 1 Samuel 22:8 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 22:17; Ruth 4:4; subject ׳י 1 Samuel 9:15; 2 Samuel 7:27; 1 Chronicles 17:25; לְמוּסָר׳א ׳גּ Job 36:10, compare Job 36:15; ׳כָּרָה א Psalm 40:7; לִשְׁמֹעַ׳יָעִירלִי א Isaiah 50:4; ׳מָּתַחלִֿי א Isaiah 50:5; compare חֵרְשִׁים תִּמָּתַחְנָה׳וְא Isaiah 35:5 opposed to judicial deafness Micah 7:16; Isaiah 6:10.
אֹזֶן dual (which is also used as plural) אָזְנַיִם, const. אָזְנֵי f. the ear, from the root אָזַן No. I. (Arab. أُذْنُ, أُذُنُ Eth. እዝን፡ Ch. אוּדֶן, אוּדְנָא, contr. אוּנָא, Syr. ܐܰܕܢܳܐ, ܐܶܕܢܳܐ) Exodus 29:20; Leviticus 8:23, etc. The phrases of which this word forms a part, are considered under the verbs גָּלָה, נָטָה Hiph., פָּתַח, כָּרָה. דִּבֶּר בְּאָזְנֵי פְלֹנִי “to speak in any one’s ears,” i.e. before him and in his hearing, Genesis 20:8, 23:16 44:18 Exodus 10:2. So Isaiah 5:9, בְּאָזְנָי יְהֹוָה “in my ears (said) Jehovah.” Compare 22:14. שׂוּם בְּאָזְנֵי פ״ “to place in any one’s ears,” to deliver something to be perceived by the ears, and to be laid up in the mind of any one, Exodus 17:14. שָׁמַע בְּאָזְנָיו “to hear with one’s ears,” emphatically, Psalms 44:2; Job 28:22.