the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7496 - רְפָאִים
1) ghosts of the dead, shades, spirits
1454) pr (רפ RP) AC: Heal CO: Medicine AB: Sick: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "man open". Wounds, sickness and illnesses are cured with medicines made from plant materials which were pulverized into a medicinal power.
V) epr (רפה RPH) - Weak: To be weak from sickness, laziness or work. KJV (46): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) feeble, fail, weaken, go, alone, idle, stay, slack, faint, forsake, abate, cease - Strongs: H7503 (רָפָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
I. רְפָאִים noun masculine Job 26:5
plural shades, ghosts (by most connected with above √, as sunken, powerless, ones, Sta G. i.420; Phoenician רפאם); — Wisdom Literature and late, name of dead in She'ôl, with article ׳הָר Job 26:5, elsewhere nearly = proper name: ׳ר Isaiah 14:9 (in Sh®°ôl), Isaiah 26:4 ("" מֵתִים), Psalm 88:11 ("" id.), Proverbs 2:18 ("" מָוֶת), Proverbs 9:18 (in עִמְקֵי שְׁאוֺל), קְהַל רְפָאִים Proverbs 21:16; of righteous Israel Isaiah 26:19 earth shall cast forth ׳ר ("" מֵתֶיךָ).
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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