the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #254 - אַח
1) fire-pot, brazier
1008) ha (אהה AHh) AC: Protect CO: Hearth AB: Brotherhood: The pictograph a represents strength. The h is a wall. Combined these pictographs mean "strong wall". In Hebrew thought, a wall is more than a vertical barrier but anything that separates or divides. The hearth around the fire protected the house from the heat and embers of the fire.
Nf ) ha (אהה AHh) - I. Hearth:A dividing wall that protects the family from the fire. II. Brother:One who stands between the enemy and the family, a protector. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (634): brethren, brother, another, brotherly, kindred, hearth - Strongs: H251 (אָח), H252 (אַח), H254 (אַח)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
II. אָח noun feminine fire-pot, brasier (Arabic in Thes, is an error) is loan-word from Egyptian &las— according to WMM OLZ 3,51; Jeremiah 36:22 read וְאֵשׁ הָאָח; always with article Jeremiah 36:22 לְפָנָיו׳הַא מְבֹעָ֑רֶת the brasier before him was burning; Jeremiah 36:23 ׳הָאֵשׁ אֲשֶׁר אֶלהָֿא; Jeremiah 36:23 ׳הָאֵשׁ אֲשֶׁר עַלהָֿא (I. אָח, brother see below אחה; III. אָח interjection, p. 25).
אַח Ch. brother; pl. with suff. אֶחָיךְ Ezra 7:18.