the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #678 - אָצִיל
1) side, corner, chief
2) (CLBL) nobles (figuratively)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 sides (borders) of earth Isaiah 41:9 ("" קצות); compare ׳ירכתי א Jeremiah 6:22 etc.
2 figurative nobles (perhaps as sides, supports, compare below מִּנּוֺת; so Ew Di but perhaps = noble — from be rooted, root, metaphor origin, stock — properly a man having a (known) origin, sprung from an ancient and famous stock; so Ges, compare Lag BN 68) Exodus 24:11.
(1) a side, i.q. אֵצֶל; Isaiah 41:9, אֲצִילֵי הָאָרֶץ “sides (i.e. limits, extremities) of the earth” (as elsewhere יַרְכְּתֵי הָאָרֶץ, כַּנְפוֹת הָאָרֶץ. In the other member קְצוֹת הָאָרֶץ.
(2) adj. i.q. Arab. أَصِيلُ prop. deep-rooted, striking deep roots into the earth; hence metaph. sprung from an ancient and noble stock, noble, Exodus 24:11. (Compare as to both words, the Hebrew and the Arabic, the root אָצַל No. 1.) The Germans [and other nations] in the same sense take the image from the stock and trunk, the Hebrews from the root.
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