Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H1002 - bîrâ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of foreign origin
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 240

Strong’s Definitions

בִּירָה bîyrâh, bee-raw'; of foreign origin; a castle or palace:—palace.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H1002 in the following manner: palace (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H1002 in the following manner: palace (16x).
  1. palace, castle

  2. temple

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בִּירָה bîyrâh, bee-raw'; of foreign origin; a castle or palace:—palace.
STRONGS H1002: Abbreviations
בִּירָה noun feminine castle, palace (late & probably loan-word; compare As bîrtu, fortress DlHA 22; Persian bâru = Sanskrit bura, bari, see Ry Nehemiah 2:8) —
1. of temple at Jerusalem 1 Chronicles 29:1, 19 הַבִּירָה; of fortress near temple Nehemiah 2:8; Nehemiah 7:2 (compare βᾶρις LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Nehemiah 1:1; Nehemiah 2:8; Nehemiah 7:2 — B ἁβιρά, βειρά — and later βᾶρις JosAnt. xiv. 11, 4).
2. בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָה Nehemiah 1:1; Esther 1:2, 5; Esther 2:3, 5, 8; Esther 3:15; Esther 8:14; Esther 9:6, 11, 12; Daniel 8:2; in these passages it apparently means a fortress in the city bearing the same name (compare especially Esther 3:15; Esther 8:14, 15; Esther 9:6, 12, 15, 18).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Chronicles

29:1; 29:19


1:1; 1:1; 2:8; 2:8; 2:8; 7:2; 7:2


1:2; 1:5; 2:3; 2:5; 2:8; 3:15; 3:15; 8:14; 8:14; 8:15; 9:6; 9:6; 9:11; 9:12; 9:12; 9:15; 9:18



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1002 matches the Hebrew בִּירָה (bîrâ),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:1 - Then King David turned to the entire assembly and said, “My son Solomon, whom God has clearly chosen as the next king of Israel, is still young and inexperienced. The work ahead of him is enormous, for the Temple he will build is not for mere mortals—it is for the LORD God himself!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:19 - Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:1 - These are the memoirs of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah. In late autumn, in the month of Kislev, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes’ reign,[fn] I was at the fortress of Susa.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:8 - And please give me a letter addressed to Asaph, the manager of the king’s forest, instructing him to give me timber. I will need it to make beams for the gates of the Temple fortress, for the city walls, and for a house for myself.” And the king granted these requests, because the gracious hand of God was on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:2 - I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:2 - At that time Xerxes ruled his empire from his royal throne at the fortress of Susa.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:5 - When it was all over, the king gave a banquet for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were in the fortress of Susa. It lasted for seven days and was held in the courtyard of the palace garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - Let the king appoint agents in each province to bring these beautiful young women into the royal harem at the fortress of Susa. Hegai, the king’s eunuch in charge of the harem, will see that they are all given beauty treatments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:5 - At that time there was a Jewish man in the fortress of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair. He was from the tribe of Benjamin and was a descendant of Kish and Shimei.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 - As a result of the king’s decree, Esther, along with many other young women, was brought to the king’s harem at the fortress of Susa and placed in Hegai’s care.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:15 - At the king’s command, the decree went out by swift messengers, and it was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa. Then the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa fell into confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - So urged on by the king’s command, the messengers rode out swiftly on fast horses bred for the king’s service. The same decree was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:6 - In the fortress of Susa itself, the Jews killed 500 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:11 - That very day, when the king was informed of the number of people killed in the fortress of Susa,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:12 - he called for Queen Esther. He said, “The Jews have killed 500 men in the fortress of Susa alone, as well as Haman’s ten sons. If they have done that here, what has happened in the rest of the provinces? But now, what more do you want? It will be granted to you; tell me and I will do it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:2 - In this vision I was at the fortress of Susa, in the province of Elam, standing beside the Ulai River.[fn]
BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan