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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6205 - עֲרָפֶל
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עֲרָפֶל m. quadrilitt. darkness of clouds, thick clouds, Exodus 20:21; Deuteronomy 4:11; 1 Kings 8:12; Psalms 18:10. Syr. ܥܰܪܦܶܠܳ id., ܐܬܶܥܰܪܦܰܠ to make dark. Blended apparently from the triliterals עָרִיף a cloud, and אָפַל to be dark. To this corresponds the Greek ὀρφνός, obscure, dark, ὄρφνη, darkness, especially of the night.
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