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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4609 - מַעֲלָה
1) what comes up, thoughts
2) step, stair
2a) step, stair
2b) steps (of sundial)
2c) stories (of heaven)
2e) song of ascent
2e1) to the three great pilgrim feasts (Psalm titles)
1357) lo (אהל AhL) AC: Work CO: Yoke AB: ?: The pictograph o is a picture of they eye representing knowledge and experience, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "experience the staff". The yoke, a staff is lifted over the shoulder, is attached to the oxen for performing work. (eng: collar - with the exchange of the sound of the ayin with the c and the additional r)
Nm ) lo (אהל AhL) - I. Above:[df: lwe]II. Upon:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (152): above, high, upon, in, on, over, by, for, both, beyond, through, throughout, against, beside, forth, off, from - Strongs: H5920 (עַל), H5921 (עַל), H5922 (עַל)
if1) elot (תאהלה TAhLH) - Trench: A watercourse that rises in elevation to bring down water from a higher source. KJV (11): conduit, trench, watercourse, healing, cured, river - Strongs: H8585 (תְּעָלָה)
V) llo (אהלל AhLL) - Work: To perform a work. To work over another as a mocking or abuse. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (23): (vf: Hitpael, Hophal) glean, done, abuse, mock, affect, children, do, defiled, practice, wrought, bring, come, went - Strongs: H5953 (עָלַל), H5954 (עֲלַל)
H) elo (אהלה AhLH) AC: Lift CO: ? AB: ?: The lifting of the yoke onto the shoulder. One taken into exile is placed in the yoke for transport and the yoke of bondage. It was a common practice to strip the clothes off of those taken into exile.
V) elo (אהלה AhLH) - I. Rise:To go, come or bring oneself or something up. [Hebrew and Aramaic; A generic verb with a wide application meaning to lift up] [df: hlg]II. Uncover:As a lifting off of the cover. To be exposed from the removal of clothing. Also to reveal something by exposing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hlg alg]KJV (1087): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual, Piel) up, offer, come, bring, ascend, go, chew, offering, light, increase, burn, depart, put, spring, raise, break, exalt, uncover, discover, captive, carry away, reveal, open, captivity, show, remove, appear, brought, carry - Strongs: H1540 (גָּלָה), H1541 (גְּלָא), H5924 (עֵלָּא), H5927 (עָלָה)
ff1) eilo (אהליה AhLYH) - Loft: A room on top of the house used during hot days of summer. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (21): chamber, parlour, up, ascent, loft, chamber - Strongs: H5944 (עֲלִיָּה), H5952 (עִלִּי)
Nf1 ) elfo (אהולה AhWLH) - I. Rising:A rising of smoke from a burnt offering. II. Captivity:In the sense of lifting a yoke on the shoulder. [df: hlwghlg] KJV (331): burn offering, ascent, go up, captivity, carry, captive, remove - Strongs: H1473 (גֹּלָה), H5930 (עוֹלָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) ascent, going up, to a higher region, Ezra 7:9. Metaph. מַעֲלוֹת רוּחֲכֶם the things which rise up in your mind, i.e. thoughts which pass through your mind, Ezekiel 11:5 compare the phrase עָלָה אֶלּ־לֵב 38:10.
(2) a step, by which any one goes up. שֵׁשׁ מַעֲלוֹת six steps, 1 Kings 10:19; Ezekiel 40:26, 31 Ezekiel 40:31, 34 Ezekiel 40:34. Figuratively
(a) the steps of a gnomon, whence הַמַּעֲלוֹת is used of the gnomon or dial itself, divided into steps, 2 Kings 20:9, 10 2 Kings 20:10, 11 2 Kings 20:11; Isaiah 38:8, according to the Targum, Symm., Jerome, and the Rabbins; where, others, following the LXX., Syr., and Jos. Antt. x. 11, § 1, understand steps of a flight.
(b) שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת a song of steps, in the heading of fifteen psalms, -Ps. 120134 ; which, as I judge, are so called because of the metre and rhythm found in most of them; the sense, as it were, goes on progressively; thus the first or last words of a preceding sentence are often repeated at the beginning of those that follow; e.g. Psa 121:1-8, 1 אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבוֹאעֶזְרִי 2 עֶזְרִי מֵעִם יְיָ … 3 … אַל־יָנוּם שֹׁמְרֶֽךָ 4 הִנֵּה לֹא יָנוּם וְלֹא יִישָׁן שֹׁמֵד יִשְׂרָאֵל 5 יְהֹוָה שֹׁמְרֶךָ … 7 יְחוָֹה יִשְׁמָרְךָ מִכָּל־רָע וגו׳ לוּלֵי יְיָ שֶׁהָיָה לָנוּ יאֹמַר־נָא יִשְׂרָאֵל 2 לוּלֵי יְיָ שֶׁהָיָה לָנוּ … 3 ־אֲזַי חַיִים בְּלָעוּנוּ … 4 אֲזַי הַמַּיִם שְׁטָפוּנוּ 5 אֲזַי עָבַר עַל נַפְשֵׁנוּ הַמַּיִם הַזֵּידֹנִים (Psalms 124:1) Compare 122:2, Psalms 122:3, Psalms 122:4, 123:3, Psalms 123:4, 126:2, Psalms 126:3, 29:1, Psalms 29:2. The song of Deborah may be reckoned as one of the same kind; see Judges 5:3, Judges 5:5, Judges 5:6, Judges 5:9, 12 Judges 5:12, 19 Judges 5:19, 20 Judges 5:20, 21 Judges 5:21, 23 Judges 5:23, 24 Judges 5:24, 27 Judges 5:27, 30 Judges 5:30. I have discussed this kind of rhythm at greater length in Ephemerid. Hal. 1812, No. 205; which has been approved of by De Wette, Einl. in das A. T., p. 289; Winer, in Lex., etc. Bellermann considered these to be trochaic songs (Metrik der Hebräer, 1813, page 199, sqq.), against whom, I have discussed the question, Ephemerid. Hal. 1815, No.11; denying, altogether, that the Hebrews had any metrical prosody. Those are still farther from the truth who apply the title שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת to the subject matter of those Psalms, and render it songs of going up (see No. 1), and suppose them to have been sung by the Israelites returning from their exile (compare Ezra 7:9), or by those who went up to Jerusalem; for this subject is treated in only two of them (Psa 122:1-9, and 126 ), and other subjects in all the rest.
(3) a lofty place, 1 Chronicles 17:17 specially an upper room, i.q. עֲלִיָּה Amos 9:6.
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