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Lexicon :: Strong's H1237 - biqʿâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 271b

Strong’s Definitions

בִּקְעָה biqʻâh, bik-aw'; from H1234; properly, a split, i.e. a wide level valley between mountains:—plain, valley.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H1237 in the following manner: valley (13x), plain (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H1237 in the following manner: valley (13x), plain (7x).
  1. valley

  2. plain, level valley

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בִּקְעָה biqʻâh, bik-aw'; from H1234; properly, a split, i.e. a wide level valley between mountains:—plain, valley.
STRONGS H1237: Abbreviations
בִּקְעָה noun feminine valley (cleft), plain — absolute ב׳ Genesis 11:2 + 8 times; construct בִּקְעַת Deuteronomy 34:3 + 7 times; plural בְּקָעוֺת Isaiah 41:18; Psalm 104:8; בְּקָעֹת Deuteronomy 11:11; —
1. valley (opposed to הַר mountain) Deuteronomy 8:7; Deuteronomy 11:11; compare Isaiah 41:18; also Isaiah 63:14 כַּבְּהֵמָה בַּבִּקְעָח תֵרֵד; in creation-poem Psalm 104:8 יַעֲלוּ הָרִים יֵֽֽֽרְדוּ בְקָעוֺת.
2. plain (sometimes valley-plain, broad valley) Genesis 11:2; also Ezekiel 3:22, 23; Ezekiel 8:4; Ezekiel 37:1, 2 (הַבּ׳עַל־פְּנֵי) as level, opposed to הָֽרְכָּ סִים Isaiah 40:4 (|| מִישׁוֺר); elsewhere construct mostly with proper name Deuteronomy 34:3 יְרֵחוֺ ב׳ (appositive הַכִּכָּר), מִצְפֶּה ב׳ Joshua 11:8, הַלְּבָנוֺן ב׳ Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7, מִגִדּוֺ ב׳ 2 Chronicles 35:22 compare Zechariah 12:11, אוֺנוֺ ב׳ Nehemiah 6:2; ב׳־אָוֶן Amos 1:5 plain of idolatry = Baalbek (Damascus, according to Wetzst in DeJes 3, 702; Greek Version of the LXX πέδιον Ὤη).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1236.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:2; 11:2


8:7; 11:11; 11:11; 34:3; 34:3


11:8; 11:17; 12:7

2 Chronicles





104:8; 104:8


40:4; 41:18; 41:18; 63:14


3:22; 3:23; 8:4; 37:1; 37:2





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1237 matches the Hebrew בִּקְעָה (biqʿâ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain H1237 in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys H1237 and hills;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:11 - But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, H1237 and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - And the south, and the plain of the valley H1237 of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:8 - And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephothmaim, and unto the valley H1237 of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baalgad in the valley H1237 of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley H1237 of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:22 - Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley H1237 of Megiddo.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain H1237 of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys H1237 unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 - Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: H1237
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:18 - I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: H1237 I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - As a beast goeth down into the valley, H1237 the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:22 - And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, H1237 and I will there talk with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:23 - Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: H1237 and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:4 - And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. H1237
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:1 - The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley H1237 which was full of bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:2 - And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; H1237 and, lo, they were very dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 - I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain H1237 of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley H1237 of Megiddon.
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