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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4082 - מְדִינָה
1083) nd (דנ DN) AC: Rule CO: Ruler AB: Quarrel: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of life. Combined these pictures mean "the door of life". The ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)
Nm ) nid (דינ DYN) - I. Judge:[df: Nwd]II. Judgment:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (28): judge, judgment, cause, plea, strife, tread, out - Strongs: H1779 (דּוּן), H1780 (דִּין), H1781 (דַּיָּן), H1782 (דַּיָּן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מְדִינָה fem. (from the root דִּין) prop. judgment, jurisdiction; hence
(1) a province, allotted to the jurisdiction of a prefect or viceroy, as was the case with the provinces and satrapies of Persia, Esther 1:1, 22 3:12, 14 בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה Ezra 2:1; Nehemiah 7:6 (the Israelites), inhabitants of provinces.
(2) a country, a land, Daniel 11:24; Lamentations 1:1; Ezekiel 19:8; Ecclesiastes 2:8 (compare Ezra 4:13, 5:7.) See the following word
מְדִינָה f. Ch.
(1) a province, Daniel 3:2,.
(2) land, country, Daniel 2:48, 49 3:1, 12, 30 Ezra 5:8. (Syr ܡܕܝܺܢ̱ܬܳܐ id. [This word means city, as it is corrected in Thes.]; but مَدِينَةُ signifies city.)
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