the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2940 - טַעַם
1) taste, judgment
1b) judgment (figuratively)
1c) decision, decree
Nm) mou (תהאהמ ThAhM) - I. Taste:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Decree:As perceived. [Aramaic only] KJV (43): taste, judgment, behaviour, advice, understanding, commandment, matter, command, account, decree, regarded, wisdom - Strongs: H2940 (טַעַם), H2941 (טַעַם), H2942 (טְעֵם)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 taste of manna Exodus 16:31 (P), Numbers 11:8 (JE), compare Numbers 11:8; in juice of purslain Job 6:6; of Moab under figure of wine Jeremiah 48:11 ("" רֵיחַ).
2 figurative judgement, discretion, discernment, 1 Samuel 25:33; Proverbs 11:22 Job 12:20, so טוּב טַעַם וָדַעַת לַמְּדֵנִי Psalm 119:66; ׳מְשִׁיבֵי ט Proverbs 26:16 those answering discretion, i.e. discreetly: שׁנהטעם change, disguise one's judgement, sense 1 Samuel 21:13; Psalm 34:1, of David feigning madness.
3 (late Aramaism, compare Daniel 3:10 etc.) decision, decree טַעַם מֶלָךְ וּגְּדֹלָיו Jonah 3:7.
(1) taste, flavour of food, Numbers 11:8; Jeremiah 48:11; Job 6:6.
(2) metaph. taste for judgment, discernment, reason (as in Lat. sapere, sapiens, sapientia, and on the other hand insipidus), 1 Samuel 25:33; Psalms 119:66; Job 12:20. אִשָּׁח סָרֵת טַעַם “a woman without discernment,” Proverbs 11:22. שִׁנָּה טַעַם to change one’s reason, i.e. to feign one’s self mad, Psalms 43:1. מְשִׁיבֵי טַעִם who give an answer intelligently. Proverbs 26:16.
(3) the sentence of a king; hence a royal decree, Jonah 3:7. See Chald.
טַעַם m. Ch. i.q. Hob. No. 3, a decree, mandate, Ezra 6:14. More frequently used is
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