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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2789 - חֶרֶשׂ
1) earthenware, clay pottery, shard, potsherd, earthen vessel
Nm ) xrh (ההרס HhRS) - I. Clay:Used for making pottery. [df: horx]II. Itch:Skin irritations are treated by applying clay to the irritation and left to dry. III. Sun:Clay left in the sun dries. IV. Potsherd:Broken pieces of clay pottery. [df: Vrx] KJV (21): itch, sun, earthen, potsherd, sherd, stone, earth - Strongs: H2775 (חַרְסָה), H2789 (חֶרֶשׂ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 earthenware: ׳כְּלִיאח earthen vessel Jeremiah 32:14; especially P Leviticus 6:21; Leviticus 11:33; Leviticus 14:5,50; Leviticus 15:12; Numbers 5:17; without כְּלִי Proverbs 26:23; compare ׳בַּקְבֻּק יוֺצֵר ח Jeremiah 19:1; ׳לְנִבְלֵי ח Lamentations 4:2 they are reckoned as earthen vessels, simile of sons of Zion; חֶרֶשׂ אֶתחַֿרְשֵׂי אֲדָמָה Isaiah 45:9 a potsherd (perhaps = earthen vessel, see Proverbs 26:23 above) among earthen potsherds (of men, over against ׳י their potter); simile of dryness Psalm 22:16.
2 a fragment of earthenware, sherd Isaiah 30:14; Ezekiel 23:34; לְהִתְגָּרֵד׳ח Job 2:8 a sherd to scrape himself; ׳חַדּוּדֵי ח Job 41:22 sharpest potsherds, figurative of sharp scales on belly of crocodile.
חֲרֶשֶׂת see קִירחֲֿרֶשֶׂת.
חֶרֶשׂ m. a potsherd, Job 2:8, 41:22 Psalms 22:16; Ezekiel 23:34. כְּלִי חֶרֶשׂ a vessel of earthenware, Levit. 6:21 11:33 14:5, 50 Leviticus 14:50, 15:2 instead of which, poetically, חֶרֶשׂ stands alone, Proverbs 26:23. A potsherd proverbially for anything of no value, Isaiah 45:9 [“also for any thing very dry, Psalms 22:16 ”]. (Arab. خَرْسُ a wine jar, خَرَسَ to make earthenware wine jar, Gol. ex Maruph.)