the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #5603 - סָפַן
1) to cover, cover in, wainscotted, covered with boards or panelling
1a1) to cover in, panel
1a2) covered, panelled (participle)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
verb cover, cover in, panel (Late Hebrew סָפַן is respect, care for; Phoenician מספנת roof, Lzb330; Aramaic סְפַן Ithpe`el be covered, overlaid; Assyrian sapânu (sometimes šapânu!), cover, over-whelm Dl508; sapannu, concealment, obscurity, depth (of sea); Ethiopic invalescere, percrebescere, praevalere, Di406); —
Qal Imperfect 3 masculine singular וַיִּסְמֹּן אֶתהַֿבַּיִת גֵּבִים 1 Kings 6:9 and he covered in the house with beams (?); Infinitive absolute סָפוֺן בָּאָ֑רֶז Jeremiah 22:14 (reading with JDMich Hi Gf Or Gie Co, חַלּוֺנָיוסָפוֺן, for ᵑ0חַלּוֺנַי וְסָפוּן, compare Dr Sm xxx) covering (it) in, panelling (it) with cedar; Passive participle סָפוּן בְּאֶרֶז 1 Kings 7:7, סָפֻן בְּאֶרֶז 1 Kings 7:3; plural בְּבָֽתֵּיכֶםסְפוּנִים Haggai 1:14 in your panelled houses. — סָפוּן strangely = reserved, laid up, Deuteronomy 33:21, and = hidden Deuteronomy 33:19 שְׂפֻנֵי טְמֻנֵי חוֺל (only here with שׂ; both in sense of צָפוּן [read this ?], compare Dr).
סָפַן fut. יִסְפֹּן prop. to cover (comp. the kindred roots צָפַן, שָׂפַן). Hence
(1) to cover, as with beams or rafters; followed by two acc., 1 Kings 6:9, 7:3.
(2) to floor, to cover with boards, 1 Kings 7:7; Jeremiah 22:14; Haggai 1:4.
(3) to hide, to preserve. Deuteronomy 33:21, וַיַּרְא בִּי־שָׁם הֶלְקַת מְחֹקֵק סָפוּן “and he saw a portion assigned by the law-giver there preserved,” (סָפוּן agrees in gender not with חֶלְקָה to which it refers, but with the nearer word מְחֹקֵק, comp. 1 Samuel 2:4 Lehrg. p. 721).
Derived nouns סִפּוּן, סְפִינָה.
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