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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4256 - מַחֲלֹקֶת
1) division, course, class, share, allotment
1a) division, part
1b) division, class, course
1b1) of priests, Levites (technical term of organisation)
V) qlh (ההלק HhLQ) - I. Divide:To divide something up and disperse each portion to the appropriate recipients. II. Smooth:To have a smooth surface. Also to flatter in the sense of a smooth talk. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (65): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) divide, flatter, part, distribute, dealt, smooth, give, impart, partner, portion, receive, separate - Strongs: H2505 (חָלַק)
Nf1) eqlh (ההלקה HhLQH) - I. Portion:The part received from what was divided. II. Smooth:A smooth surface or flattery as a smooth talk. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (30): portion, parcel, piece, field, flattering, plat, part, flattery, ground places, smooth - Strongs: H2513 (חֶלְקָה), H2514 (חֲלַקָּה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַחֲלֹקֶת , suff. מַֽחֲלֻקְתִּי, plur. מַחְלְקוֹת (from the root חָלַק).
(1) smoothness, hence slipping away, flight (compare מָלַט), and so in pr.n. סֶלַע הַמַּחְלְקוֹת the rock of escapings, 1 Samuel 23:28.
(2) an order, course, especially used of the twenty-four courses of the priests and Levites (ἐφημέριαι, κλῆροι), 1 Chronicles 27:1, sqq.; 2 Chronicles 8:14, 31:2 35:4.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13