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Lexicon :: Strong's H1730 - dôḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning properly, to boil
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TWOT Reference: 410a

Strong’s Definitions

דּוֹד dôwd, dode; or (shortened) דֹּד dôd; from an unused root meaning properly, to boil, i.e. (figuratively) to love; by implication, a love-token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle:—(well-) beloved, father's brother, love, uncle.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x

The KJV translates Strong's H1730 in the following manner: beloved (34x), uncle (16x), love(s) (8x), father's brother (2x), wellbeloved (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x
The KJV translates Strong's H1730 in the following manner: beloved (34x), uncle (16x), love(s) (8x), father's brother (2x), wellbeloved (1x).
  1. beloved, love, uncle

    1. loved one, beloved

    2. uncle

    3. love (pl. abstract)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דּוֹד dôwd, dode; or (shortened) דֹּד dôd; from an unused root meaning properly, to boil, i.e. (figuratively) to love; by implication, a love-token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle:—(well-) beloved, father's brother, love, uncle.
STRONGS H1730: Abbreviations
דּוֺד noun masculineSongs 1:2 beloved, love (plural), uncle (Late Hebrew id., Syriac DxD, axDxD; Assyrian dâdu DlHA 19) — absolute דּוֺד Songs 5:9 (twice in verse); construct דּוֺד 1 Samuel 10:14 3 times; דֹּד Leviticus 10:4; Esther 2:15; suffix דּוֺדִי Isaiah 5:1 (but compare below) + 26 times all Songs; דֹּדִי Jeremiah 32:8 2 times; דֹּדְךָ Jeremiah 32:7; דּוֺדֵךְ Songs 5:9 (twice in verse) + 2 times; דּוֺדוֺ Amos 6:10; 1 Samuel 10:16, דֹּדוֺ Leviticus 20:20 4 times; דּוֺדָהּ Songs 8:5; plural דּוֺדִים Songs 5:1; דֹּדִים Proverbs 7:18; Ezekiel 16:8; Ezekiel 23:17; plural suffix דֹּדַי Cant 7:13; דֹּדֶיךָ Songs 1:2,4; דֹּדַיִךְ Songs 4:10 (twice in verse); דֹּדֵיהֶן Numbers 36:11
1. most often loved one, beloved (lover, betrothed) Songs 1:13,14,16; Songs 2:3,8,9,10,16,17; Songs 4:16; Songs 5:2,4,5,6 (twice in verse); Songs 5:8,9 (twice in verse); Songs 5:10,16; Songs 6:1 (twice in verse); Songs 6:2,3(twice in verse); Songs 7:10; Songs 7:11; Songs 7:12; Songs 7:14; Songs 8:5; Songs 8:14; beloved one, friend, שִׁירַת דּוֺדִי Isaiah 5:1 (where Lo Che דודים שׁ׳ love-song, see 3 below)
2. specifically uncle, Leviticus 10:4 (father's brother, patruus; Syriac = also avunculus) Numbers 36:11; 1 Samuel 14:50; 2 Kings 24:17; Leviticus 20:20; Leviticus 25:49 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 10:14,15,16; Esther 2:7,15; Jeremiah 32:7,8,9,12; perhaps also 1 Chronicles 27:32 Jonathan, David's דּוֺד so AV RV; = kinsman (?, so St RVm) Amos 6:10.
3. plural abstract love Proverbs 7:18; Songs 1:2,4; Songs 4:10 (twice in verse); Songs 5:1 (Songs 5:1 and elsewhere concrete beloved ones, so AV RV, Greek Version of the LXX ἀδελφυἰ; so עֵת דדים Ezekiel 16:8; מִשְׁכַּב דדים Ezekiel 23:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:4; 10:4; 20:20; 20:20; 25:49


36:11; 36:11

1 Samuel

10:14; 10:14; 10:15; 10:16; 10:16; 14:50

2 Kings


1 Chronicles



2:7; 2:15; 2:15


7:18; 7:18

Song of Songs

1:2; 1:2; 1:2; 1:4; 1:4; 1:13; 1:14; 1:16; 2:3; 2:8; 2:9; 2:10; 2:16; 2:17; 4:10; 4:10; 4:16; 5:1; 5:1; 5:1; 5:2; 5:4; 5:5; 5:6; 5:8; 5:9; 5:9; 5:9; 5:10; 5:16; 6:1; 6:2; 6:3; 7:10; 7:11; 7:12; 7:13; 8:5; 8:5; 8:14


5:1; 5:1


32:7; 32:7; 32:8; 32:8; 32:9; 32:12


16:8; 16:8; 23:17; 23:17


6:10; 6:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1730 matches the Hebrew דּוֹד (dôḏ),
which occurs 61 times in 53 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Lev 10:4–Jer 32:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:4 - And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle H1730 of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's H1730 nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - Either his uncle, H1730 or his uncle's H1730 son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:11 - For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's H1730 brothers' sons:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 - And Saul's uncle H1730 said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:15 - And Saul's uncle H1730 said, Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said unto you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - And Saul said unto his uncle, H1730 He told us plainly that the asses were found. But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle. H1730
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother H1730 king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Also Jonathan David's uncle H1730 was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's H1730 daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:15 - Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle H1730 of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 - Come, let us take our fill of love H1730 until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love H1730 is better than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love H1730 more than wine: the upright love thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved H1730 unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - My beloved H1730 is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, H1730 yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 - As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved H1730 among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:8 - The voice of my beloved! H1730 behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 - My beloved H1730 is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:10 - My beloved H1730 spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:16 - My beloved H1730 is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 - Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, H1730 and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How fair is thy love, H1730 my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love H1730 than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved H1730 come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved. H1730
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved H1730 that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - My beloved H1730 put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - I rose up to open to my beloved; H1730 and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 - I opened to my beloved; H1730 but my beloved H1730 had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, H1730 that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - What is thy beloved H1730 more than another beloved, H1730 O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved H1730 more than another beloved, H1730 that thou dost so charge us?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - My beloved H1730 is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, H1730 and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 - Whither is thy beloved H1730 gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved H1730 turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 - My beloved H1730 is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:3 - I am my beloved's, H1730 and my beloved H1730 is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 - And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, H1730 that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:10 - I am my beloved's, H1730 and his desire is toward me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:11 - Come, my beloved, H1730 let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:12 - Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. H1730
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:13 - The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. H1730
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? H1730 I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - Make haste, my beloved, H1730 and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:1 - Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved H1730 touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:7 - Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle H1730 shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:8 - So Hanameel mine uncle's H1730 son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:9 - And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's H1730 son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:12 - And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's H1730 son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.

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