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Lexicon :: Strong's H1265 - bᵊrôš

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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TWOT Reference: 289a

Strong’s Definitions

בְּרוֹשׁ bᵉrôwsh, ber-osh'; of uncertain derivation; a cypress (?) tree; hence, a lance or a musical instrument (as made of that wood):—fir (tree).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H1265 in the following manner: fir tree (13x), fir (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H1265 in the following manner: fir tree (13x), fir (7x).
  1. cypress, fir, juniper, pine

    1. a noble tree (lit.)

    2. of stateliness (fig.)

    3. material for temple

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּרוֹשׁ bᵉrôwsh, ber-osh'; of uncertain derivation; a cypress (?) tree; hence, a lance or a musical instrument (as made of that wood):—fir (tree).
STRONGS H1265: Abbreviations
בְּרוֺשׁ noun masculineHos 14:9 cypress or fir (Assyrian burâšu COTGlossary Aramaic בּרוֺתא, aTxvurb, compare בְּרוֺת below, see also Greek βράθυ, Latin bratum, cypress, juniper (PS); in favour of cypress, also Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version & so Thes; in favour of fir or pine, Vulgate Rob in Rob-Ges (because cypress not now indigenous on Lebanon); compare also RSProph. iv. n. 20 who lays stress on Phoenician proper name, of a location אי בשם (= איברושים) = Greek Πιτυοῦσαι i.e. isle of firs; — see further SchroedPhön. Spr. 99 LöwNo. 59 & Brathu as name of Hermon Philo Byblus in EusebPraep. Evang. i. 10) — בְּרוֺשׁ Hosea 14:9 + 4 times; בִּרוֺשִׁים 2 Samuel 6:5 + 11 times, בְּרשִׁים Nahum 2:4, בְּרוֺשָׁיו Isaiah 37:24, בְּרשָׁיו 2 Kings 19:23; —
1. (literal) a noble tree, usually || ארז (except 2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Kings 6:34; 2 Chronicles 3:5; Psalm 104:17; Isaiah 55:13; Hosea 14:9; Nahum 2:4); as standing and growing Isaiah 14:8; Isaiah 37:24 = 2 Kings 19:23; Isaiah 41:19; Isaiah 55:13 (|| הֲדַס) Isaiah 60:13 (|| כבוד לבנון = ארז) Psalm 104:17.
2. simile of luxuriance, stateliness Ezekiel 31:8, productiveness Hosea 14:9 (Now thinks cypress), figurative for spear-shafts Nahum 2:4 Hi-St, but Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version פרשׁים; figurative for mighty men Zechariah 11:2.
3. as material (always plural), for building temple (עצי ב׳) 1 Kings 5:22; 1 Kings 5:24; 1 Kings 6:34; compare 1 Kings 9:11; 2 Chronicles 2:7; עץ ב׳ (singular) 2 Chronicles 3:5 (compare Baer's note); צלעות ב׳ 1 Kings 6:15; for ships (no עץ) Ezekiel 27:5; — בְּכֹל עֲצֵי ברושׁים 2 Samuel 6:5 apparently = with all musical instruments made of fir, but || 1 Chronicles 13:8 בְּכָל־עֹז וּבְשִׁירִים & so here Greek Version of the LXX We Dr.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

6:5; 6:5; 6:5

1 Kings

6:15; 6:34; 6:34; 9:11

2 Kings

19:23; 19:23

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

2:7; 3:5; 3:5


104:17; 104:17


14:8; 37:24; 37:24; 41:19; 55:13; 55:13; 60:13


27:5; 31:8


14:9; 14:9; 14:9; 14:9


2:4; 2:4; 2:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1265 matches the Hebrew בְּרוֹשׁ (bᵊrôš),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:8 - And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will perform all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:10 - So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:15 - And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:34 - And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:23 - By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the hight of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down its tall cedar trees, and its choice fir trees: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:8 - Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants have skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:5 - And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set on it palm trees and chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:17 - Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:8 - Yes, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:24 - By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots have I come up to the hight of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir-trees: and I will enter into the hight of its border, and the forest of its Carmel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:19 - I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, the pine, and the box-tree together:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:13 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:13 - The glory of Lebanon shall come to thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:5 - They have made all thy ship-boards of fir-trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:8 - The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir-trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut-trees were not like his branches; not any tree in the garden of God was like to him in his beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:8 - Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir-tree. From me is thy fruit found.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:3 - The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir-trees shall be terribly shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 - Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are laid waste: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
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