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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4397 - מַלְאָךְ
1264) kl (לכ LK) AC: Walk CO: Message AB: ?: The pictograph l is a picture of shepherd staff, the k is a picture of the palm of the hand. Combined these mean "staff in the palm". A nomad traveled on foot with a staff in his hand to provide support in walking as well as a weapon to defend against predators or thiefs. (eng: walk - with an added w)
V) kle (הלכ HLK) - Walk: To walk a journey or lifestyle, customs. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: Kwx] KJV (507): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) walk, away, along, go, come - Strongs: H1946 (הוּךְ), H1980 (הָלַךְ), H1981 (הֲלַךְ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַלְאָךְ m. (from the root לָאַךְ to depute which see).
(1) one sent, a messenger, whether from a private person, Job 1:14, or of a king, 1 Samuel 16:19, 19:11, 14 1 Samuel 19:14, 20 1 Samuel 19:20; 1 Kings 19:2, etc. (Syr. ܡܰܠܰܟܳܐ, Arab. مَلْأكُ id.)
(2) a messenger of God, i.e.
(a) an angel, Exodus 23:20, 33:2 2 Samuel 24:16; Job 33:23 (see לוּץ ); Zechariah 1:9, seq.; 2:2, Zechariah 2:7, 4:1 seq.; more fully מַלְאַךְ יְיָ Genesis 16:7, 21:17 22:11, 15 Genesis 22:15; Numbers 22:22, seqq.; Judges 6:11, seqq.; Cf. De Angelologia V. T., De Wettii Bibl. Dogm. § 171, seqq. edit. 2.
(b) a prophet, Haggai 1:13; Malachi 3:1.
(c) a priest, Ecclesiastes 5:5; Malachi 2:7. Once
(d) of Israel, as being the messenger of God and the teacher of the Gentiles, Isaiah 42:19. [But this passage speaks of Christ himself.]
[“מַלְאַךְ Ch. an angel; with suff. מַלְאֲכֵהּ Daniel 3:28, 6:23.”]
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