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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #5787 - עִוֵּר
1a) blind (physically)
1b) blind (figuratively)
1526) rg (גהר GhR) AC: Dark CO: City AB: ?: The pictograph g is a picture of a rope with the extended meaning of darkness. The r is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "dark man" or an enemy. (eng: jungle - with the exchange of the j and y and the l and r)
V) rfg (גהור GhWR) - I. Waken:To wake as to open the eyes from darkness. II. Blind:To become dark of site through blindness or the putting out of the eyes. KJV (86): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) stir, awake, wake, raise, arise, master, put out, blind - Strongs: H5782 (עוּר), H5786 (עָוַר)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 literally, physically blind:
a. of men Exodus 4:11 (J; opposed to מִּקֵּחַ), 2 Samuel 5:6,8 (twice in verse); Leviticus 19:14 (H), Deuteronomy 27:18; Jeremiah 31:8; Job 29:15; in simile Deuteronomy 28:29; Zephaniah 1:17; Isaiah 59:10, compare Lamentations 4:14 (apposition); as adjective attribute ׳אִישׁ ע Leviticus 21:18 (H).
b. of sacrifice animal Deuteronomy 15:21; Malachi 1:8. 2 figurative,
a. of the helpless, groping Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 42:16; Psalm 146:8; as adjective attribute, עֵינַיִםעִוְרוֺת Isaiah 42:7.
b. of the dull, unreceptive, Isaiah 42:18,19 (3t. in verse) (but Isaiah 42:19 c read חֵרֵשׁ q. v.); as adjective attributive עַם עִוֵּר Isaiah 43:8; as predicate Isaiah 56:10.
עִוֵּר . adj. blind, Exodus 4:11; Leviticus 19:14. Metaph. used of men who walk in the darkness of ignorance (Isaiah 29:18, 42:18, 19 Isaiah 42:19, 43:8 ), or of misery (Psalms 146:8).