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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 cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - 'For Jehovah thy God is bringing thee in unto a good land, a land of brooks of waters, of fountains, and of depths coming out in valley and in mountain:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:11 - but the land whither ye are passing over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys; of the rain of the heavens it drinketh water;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - and the south, and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, unto Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:8 - and Jehovah giveth them into the hand of Israel, and they smite them and pursue them unto the great Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-Maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward, and they smite them, till he hath not left to them a remnant;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from the mount of Halak, which is going up to Seir, and unto Baal-Gad, in the valley of Lebanon, under mount Hermon; and all their kings he hath captured, and he smiteth them, and putteth them to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - And these are kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel have smitten beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal-Gad, in the valley of Lebanon, and unto the mount of Halak, which is going up to Seir; and Joshua giveth it to the tribes of Israel -- a possession according to their divisions;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:22 - And Josiah hath not turned round his face from him, but to fight against him hath disguised himself, and hath not hearkened unto the words of Necho, from the mouth of God, and cometh in to fight in the valley of Megiddo;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - that Sanballat sendeth, also Geshem, unto me, saying, 'Come and we meet together in the villages, in the valley of Ono;' and they are thinking to do to me evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - They go up hills -- they go down valleys, Unto a place Thou hast founded for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 - Every valley is raised up, And every mountain and hill become low, And the crooked place hath become a plain, And the entangled places a valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:18 - I open on high places rivers, And in midst of valleys fountains, I make a wilderness become a pond of water, And a dry land become springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - As a beast into a valley goeth down, The Spirit of Jehovah causeth him to rest, So hast Thou led Thy people, To make to Thyself a glorious name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:22 - And there is on me there a hand of Jehovah, and He saith to me, 'Rise, go forth to the valley, and there I do speak with thee.'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:23 - And I rise and go forth unto the valley, and lo, there the honour of Jehovah is standing as the honour that I had seen by the river Chebar, and I fall on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:4 - and lo, there the honour of the God of Israel, as the appearance that I saw in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:1 - There hath been upon me a hand of Jehovah, and He taketh me forth in the Spirit of Jehovah, and doth place me in the midst of the valley, and it is full of bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:2 - and He causeth me to pass over by them, all round about, and lo, very many are on the face of the valley, and lo, very dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 - And I have broken the bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from Bikat-Aven, And a holder of a sceptre from Beth-Eden, And removed have been the people of Aram to Kir, said Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - In that day, great is the mourning of Jerusalem, As the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon,
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