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Lexicon :: Strong's H1237 - biqʿâ

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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 happened as they journeyed east, that they found a plain H1237 in the land of Shinar and [fn]settled there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - “For Yahweh your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys H1237 and hills;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:11 - “But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys H1237, drinks water from the rain of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - and the [fn]Negev and the plain in the valley H1237 of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:8 - And Yahweh gave them into the hand of Israel, so that they struck them down, and they pursued them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim and the valley H1237 of Mizpeh to the east; and they struck them until [fn]there was no survivor remaining for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir, even as far as Baal-gad in the valley H1237 of Lebanon [fn]at the foot of Mount Hermon. And he captured all their kings and struck them down and put them to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 -

Now these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel struck down beyond the Jordan toward the west, from Baal-gad in the valley H1237 of Lebanon even as far as Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir; and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:22 - However, Josiah would not turn [fn]away from him, but disguised himself in order to make war with him; nor did he listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to make war on the plain H1237 of Megiddo.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - that Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at [fn]Chephirim in the plain H1237 of Ono.” But they were planning to [fn]do me harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 -

The mountains went up; the valleys H1237 went down

To the place which You founded for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 -

“Let every valley be lifted up,

And every mountain and hill be made low;

And let the rough ground become a plain,

And the rugged terrain a broad H1237 valley H1237;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:18 -

“I will open rivers on the bare heights

And springs in the midst of the valleys H1237;

I will make the wilderness a pool of water

And the dry land fountains of water.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 -

As the cattle which go down into the valley H1237,

The Spirit of Yahweh gave [fn]them rest.

So You led Your people,

To make for Yourself a glorious name.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:22 -

And the hand of Yahweh was on me there, and He said to me, “Get up, go out to the plain H1237, and there I will speak to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:23 - So I got up and went out to the plain H1237; and behold, the glory of Yahweh was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:4 - And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the appearance which I saw in the plain H1237.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:1 -

The hand of Yahweh was upon me, and He brought me out [fn]by the Spirit of Yahweh and caused me to rest in the middle of the valley H1237; and it was full of bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:2 - He caused me to pass among them all around, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley H1237; and behold, they were very dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 -

“I will also break the gate bar of Damascus

And cut off the inhabitant from the [fn]valley H1237 of Aven

And him who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;

So the people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,”

Says Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - “In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the [fn]plain H1237 of [fn]Megiddo.
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