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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 in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:11 - “but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:8 - And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who defeated them and chased them to Greater Sidon, to the Brook Misrephoth,[fn] and to the Valley of Mizpah eastward; they attacked them until they left none of them remaining.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, even as far as Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings, and struck them down and killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel conquered on this side of the Jordan, on the west, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon as far as Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, which Joshua gave to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:22 - Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself so that he might fight with him, and did not heed the words of Necho from the mouth of God. So he came to fight in the Valley of Megiddo.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - They went up over the mountains;
They went down into the valleys,
To the place which You founded for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 - Every valley shall be exalted
And every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough places smooth;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:18 - I will open rivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - As a beast goes down into the valley,
And the Spirit of the LORD causes him to rest,
So You lead Your people,
To make Yourself a glorious name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:22 - Then the hand of the LORD was upon me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out into the plain, and there I shall talk with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:23 - So I arose and went out into the plain, and behold, the glory of the LORD stood 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 vision that I saw in the plain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:1 - The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:2 - Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed 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 Valley of Aven,
And the one who holds the scepter from Beth Eden.
The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,”
Says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - “In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.[fn]
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