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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 -

Moses called also to Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle H1730 Uzziel, and said to them, “Come forward, carry your relatives away from the front of the sanctuary to an area outside of the camp.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s H1730 nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - or his uncle H1730, or his uncle’s H1730 son may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or [fn]if he prospers, he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:11 - Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad married their uncles’ H1730 sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 -

Now Saul’s uncle H1730 said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:15 - Saul’s uncle H1730 said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - So Saul said to his uncle H1730, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom which Samuel had mentioned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle H1730.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - Then the king of Babylon made [fn]his uncle H1730 Mattaniah king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 -

Also Jonathan, David’s uncle H1730, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [fn]tutored the king’s sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - He was the guardian to Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s H1730 daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young woman was beautiful of form and [fn]face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as 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 as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the women, [fn]advised. And Esther was finding favor in the eyes of all who saw her.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 -

“Come, let’s drink our fill of love H1730 until morning;

Let’s delight ourselves with caresses.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 -

[fn]The Bride

“May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!

For your love H1730 is [fn]sweeter than wine.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 -

“Draw me after you and let’s run together!

The king has brought me into his chambers.”

The Chorus

“We will rejoice in you and be joyful;

We will praise your love H1730 more than wine.

Rightly do they love you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 -

“My beloved H1730 is to me a pouch of myrrh

Which lies all night between my breasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 -

“My beloved H1730 is to me a cluster of henna blossoms

In the vineyards of Engedi.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 -

The Bride

[fn]How handsome you are, my beloved H1730,

And so delightful!

Indeed, our bed is luxuriant!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 -

The Bride

“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,

So is my beloved H1730 among the [fn]young men.

In his shade I took great delight and sat down,

And his fruit was sweet to my [fn]taste.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:8 -

The Bride

“Listen! My beloved H1730!

Behold, he is coming,

Leaping on the mountains,

Jumping on the hills!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 -

“My beloved H1730 is like a gazelle or a young [fn]stag.

Behold, he is standing behind our wall,

He is looking through the windows,

He is peering through the lattice.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:10 -

“My beloved H1730 responded and said to me,

‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,

And come along.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:16 -

The Bride

“My beloved H1730 is mine, and I am his;

He pastures his flock among the lilies.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 -

“Until the cool of the day, when the shadows flee,

Turn, my beloved H1730, and be like a gazelle

Or a young stag on the mountains of [fn]Bether.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 -

“How beautiful is your love H1730, my sister, my bride!

How much [fn]sweeter is your love H1730 than wine,

And the fragrance of your oils

Than that of all kinds of balsam oils!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 -

The Bride

“Awake, north wind,

And come, wind of the south;

[fn]Make my garden breathe out fragrance,

May its balsam oils flow.

May my beloved H1730 come into his garden

And eat its delicious fruits!”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 -

The Groom

“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;

I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.

I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;

I have drunk my wine with my milk.

Eat, friends;

Drink and [fn]drink deeply, lovers H1730.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 -

The Bride

“I was asleep but my heart was awake.

A voice! My beloved H1730 was knocking:

‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,

My dove, my perfect one!

For my head is [fn]drenched with dew,

My locks with the dew drops of the night.’

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 -

“My beloved H1730 extended his hand through the opening,

And my feelings were stirred for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 -

“I arose to open to my beloved H1730;

And my hands dripped with myrrh,

And my fingers with drops of myrrh,

On the handles of the bolt.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 -

“I opened to my beloved H1730,

But my beloved H1730 had turned away and had gone!

My [fn]heart went out to him as he spoke.

I searched for him but I did not find him;

I called him but he did not answer me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 -

“Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem,

If you find my beloved H1730,

As to what you will tell him:

For I am lovesick.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 -

The Chorus

[fn]What kind of beloved H1730 is your beloved H1730,

O most beautiful among women?

[fn]What kind of beloved H1730 is your beloved H1730,

That you make us swear in this way?”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 -

The Bride

“My beloved H1730 is dazzling and [fn]reddish,

Outstanding among ten thousand.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 -

“His [fn]mouth is full of sweetness.

And he is wholly desirable.

This is my beloved H1730 and this is my friend,

You daughters of Jerusalem.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 -

The Chorus

“Where has your beloved H1730 gone,

O most beautiful among women?

Where has your beloved H1730 turned,

That we may seek him with you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 -

The Bride

“My beloved H1730 has gone down to his garden,

To the beds of balsam,

To pasture his flock in the gardens

And gather lilies.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:3 -

“I am my beloved’s H1730 and my beloved H1730 is mine,

He who pastures his flock among the lilies.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 -

And your [fn]mouth like the best wine!”

The Bride

“It goes down smoothly for my beloved H1730,

Flowing gently through the lips of those who are asleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:10 -

“I am my beloved’s H1730,

And his desire is for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:11 -

“Come, my beloved H1730, let’s go out to the [fn]country,

Let’s spend the night in the villages.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:12 -

“Let’s rise early and go to the vineyards;

Let’s see whether the vine has grown

And its buds have opened,

And whether the pomegranates have bloomed.

There I will give you my love H1730.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:13 -

“The mandrakes have given forth fragrance;

And over our doors are all delicious fruits,

New as well as old,

Which I have saved for you, my beloved H1730.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 -

The Chorus

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness,

Leaning on her beloved H1730?”

The Bride

“Beneath the apple tree I awakened you;

There your mother went into labor with you,

There she was in labor and gave birth to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 -

The Bride

[fn]Hurry, my beloved H1730,

And be like a gazelle or a young [fn]stag

On the mountains of balsam trees!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:1 -

Let me sing now for my beloved

A song of my beloved H1730 about His vineyard.

My beloved had a vineyard on [fn]a fertile hill.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:7 - ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle H1730 is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:8 - “Then my uncle’s H1730 son Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard in accordance with the word of the LORD and said to me, ‘Buy my field, please, that is at Anathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:9 -

“So I bought the field which was in Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle’s H1730 son, and I weighed out the silver for him, seventeen shekels of silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:12 - and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle’s H1730 son and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, in the sight of all the Jews who were sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

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