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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2563 - חֹמֶר
1) cement, mortar, clay
1a) mortar, cement
2a) swelling, surging (of water)
3) homer — a unit of dry measure about 65 imperial gallons (300 liters)
2175) rmh (ההמר HhMR) AC: Boil CO: Tar AB: ?: A dark, thick and slimy substance often called bitumen is released the bottom of water pools rising to the surface in bubbles (seen as a boiling) . This substance was used for waterproofing boats or other vessels as well as a type of mortar. [from: mh- a separating out of substances]
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) boiling, or foaming (of waves), Habakkuk 3:15 compare חָמַר No. 1.
(2) clay (so called from its being of a red kind, comp. the root No. 2)
(a) of the potter, Isaiah 45:9. (b) for sealing with, Job 38:14 cement, mortar, Genesis 11:3 mire, Isaiah 10:6; Job 10:9, 30:19.
(3) a heap, a mound (see the root No. 3), Exodus 8:10 hence a Homer, a measure of dry things containing ten Baths, Levit. 27:16 Numbers 11:32; Ezekiel 45:11, 13 Ezekiel 45:13, 14 Ezekiel 45:14. By later writers the same measure is called כֹּר, which see.
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19