the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #6398 - פָּלַח
1) to cleave, slice
1a) (Qal) to cleave, plow
1b1) to cleave open or through
1b2) to cause to cleave open
1b3) to slice, pierce
V) hlp (פלהה PLHh) - I. Slice:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Serve:[Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (15): (vf: Paal, Piel) cut, shred, cleave, bring forth, strike, serve, minister - Strongs: H6398 (פָּלַח), H6399 (פְּלַח)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Participle מֹּלֵחַ Psalm 141:7 of cleaving, ploughing, בָּאָרֶץ ("" בקע).
1 cleave open, through, 3 masculine singular יְפַלַּח of piercing kidneys Job 16:13, liver Proverbs 7:23 (both figurative); וַיְּפַלַּח אֶל 2 Kings 4:39 of cutting up (fruit) into pot.
2 cause to cleave open, 3 feminine plural יַלְדֵיהֶן תְּפַלַּחְנָה Job 39:3 of animals bringing forth young; read perhaps תְּפַלַּטְנָה ( Job 21:10).
פָּלַח to cleave, specially to furrow the ground, Psalms 141:7. (Arab. فلح id.; hence to till a field, فَلَّاحُ a husbandman. Compare Ch. and as to the origin under the root פָּלָא.
(1) to cleave, pierce, e.g. as a dart the liver, Proverbs 7:23; Job 16:13 to cut up, e.g. gourds, 2 Kings 4:39.
(2) to cause (young ones) to cleave the womb and break forth, i.e. to bring forth, Job 39:3. Compare פָּטַר.