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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3331 - יָצַע
1) to spread out, make a bed
1a) (Hiphil) to lay, spread out
1b) (Hophal) to be laid, be spread out
1407) oy (תסאה TsAh) AC: Spread CO: Bed AB: ?: The pictograph y is a picture of a man laying on his side as at rest. The bed consisted of blankets spread out on the floor of the tent. A spreading out of something.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
יָצַע to spread out. (Arab. وضع to place, to spread out. Cognate roots are יָצַב, יָצַג, יָצַק.) Part. pass. יָצוּעַ subst. [simply taken as such in Thes.]
(1) a bed, a couch, Psalms 63:7, 132:3 Job 17:13 used of a marriage bed, Genesis 49:4.
(2) a story, floor. Vulg. tabulatum. 1 Kings 6:5, 1 Kings 6:6, 10 1 Kings 6:10(יָצִיעַ קרי). Const. fem. verse 1 Kings 6:6(ter) and masc. verse 10 1 Kings 6:10. In the temple of Solomon, loc. cit., this name was given to the three stories of side chambers (צְלָעוֹת) on three of the sides of the temple, five cubits in height one above another; יָצוּעַ fem. Verse 1 Kings 6:6 is used of the single stories; in verses 1 Kings 6:5, 10 1 Kings 6:10(where it is masculine) it is used collectively of the whole of this part of the temple. Aug. Hirt (der Tempel Salomo’s, p. 24, 25), makes these three stories to have risen to the full height of the temple; in this he follows Josephus, but it is in contradiction to the express words of the Hebrew text, verse 18, וַיִּבֶן אֶת־הַיָּצוּעַ עַל־כָּל־הַבַּיִת חָמֵשׁ אַמּוֹת קוֹמָתוֹ.
Hiphil הִצִּיעַ to spread out, to spread under. Psalms 139:8, וְאַצִּיעָה שְׁאוֹל “and (if) I spread out Hades beneath me,” i.e. make (it) my bed, Isaiah 58:5.
Hophal, pass. Isaiah 14:11, תַּחְתֶּיךָ יֻצַּע רִמָּה “the worms are spread under thee,” are for thy bed, Esther 4:3 compare Isaiah 14:11.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20