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Lexicon :: Strong's H1240 - bᵊqar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to בָּקַר (H1239)
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TWOT Reference: 2638

Strong’s Definitions

בְּקַר bᵉqar, bek-ar'; (Aramaic) corresponding to H1239:—inquire, make search.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H1240 in the following manner: make search (4x), enquire (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H1240 in the following manner: make search (4x), enquire (1x).
  1. to seek, enquire

    1. (Pael) to enquire

    2. (Ithpael) to let search be made

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּקַר bᵉqar, bek-ar'; (Aramaic) corresponding to H1239:—inquire, make search.
STRONGS H1240: Abbreviations

Biblical Aramaic

† [בְּקַר] verb
Pa. inquire, seek (only Ezra) (Targum Syriac; see Biblical Hebrew H1239); — Perfect 3rd person masculine plural בַּקַּ֫רוּ Ezra 4:19; Ezra 6:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְבַקַּר Ezra 4:15; Infinitive לְבַקָּרָה Ezra 7:14; —
1. inquire, with עַל (of thing) concerning Ezra 7:14; with subject indefinite, = passive, Ezra 4:19 search was made, so Ezra 6:1; Ezra 4:15.
Hithpa. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִתְבַּקַּר Daniel 5:17, impersonal, let search be made.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:15; 4:15; 4:19; 4:19; 6:1; 6:1; 7:14; 7:14




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1240 matches the Hebrew בְּקַר (bᵊqar),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:15 - so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place with a long history of sedition. That is why this city was destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:19 - I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:17 - Now if it pleases the king, let a search be made in the royal archives of Babylon to see if King Cyrus did in fact issue a decree to rebuild this house of God in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us his decision in this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:1 - King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:14 - You are sent by the king and his seven advisers to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem with regard to the Law of your God, which is in your hand.
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