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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 - Then Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - ‘If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness. They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - ‘or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:11 - for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to the sons of their father’s brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 - Then Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” So 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 - And Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me, please, what Samuel said to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - So Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, he did not tell him what Samuel had said.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s[fn] uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Also Jehonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a wise man, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:15 - Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 - Come, let us take our fill of love until morning;
Let us delight ourselves with love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - The Shulamite[fn]
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
For your[fn] love is better than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me away!

The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will run after you.[fn]

The Shulamite
The king has brought me into his chambers.

The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will be glad and rejoice in you.[fn]
We will remember your[fn] love more than wine.

The Shulamite
Rightly do they love you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me,
That lies all night between my breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms
In the vineyards of En Gedi.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - The Shulamite
Behold, you are handsome, my beloved!
Yes, pleasant!
Also our bed is green.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 - The Shulamite
Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down in his shade with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:8 - The Shulamite
The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 - My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he stands behind our wall;
He is looking through the windows,
Gazing through the lattice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:10 - My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:16 - The Shulamite
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
He feeds his flock among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 - (To Her Beloved)
Until the day breaks
And the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle
Or a young stag
Upon the mountains of Bether.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How fair is your love,
My sister, my spouse!
How much better than wine is your love,
And the scent of your perfumes
Than all spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - The Shulamite
Awake, O north wind,
And come, O south!
Blow upon my garden,
That its spices may flow out.
Let my beloved come to his garden
And eat its pleasant fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - The Beloved
I have come to 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.

(To His Friends)
Eat, O friends!
Drink, yes, drink deeply,
O beloved ones!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - The Shulamite
I sleep, but my heart is awake;
It is the voice of my beloved!
He knocks, saying,
“Open for me, my sister, my love,
My dove, my perfect one;
For my head is covered with dew,
My locks with the drops of the night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 - I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and was gone.
My heart leaped up when he spoke.
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 you find my beloved,
That you tell him I am lovesick!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
O fairest among women?
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
That you so charge us?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - The Shulamite
My beloved is white and ruddy,
Chief among ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - His mouth is most sweet,
Yes, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved,
And this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
Where has your beloved gone,
O fairest among women?
Where has your beloved turned aside,
That we may seek him with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 - The Shulamite
My beloved has gone to his garden,
To the beds of spices,
To feed his flock in the gardens,
And to gather lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:3 - I am my beloved’s,
And my beloved is mine.
He feeds his flock among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 - And the roof of your mouth like the best wine.

The Shulamite
The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved,
Moving gently the lips of sleepers.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:10 - I am my beloved’s,
And his desire is toward me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:11 - Come, my beloved,
Let us go forth to 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 has budded,
Whether the grape blossoms are open,
And the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:13 - The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
And at our gates are pleasant fruits,
All manner, new and old,
Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - A Relative
Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
Leaning upon her beloved?
I awakened you under the apple tree.
There your mother brought you forth;
There she who bore you brought you forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - The Shulamite
Make haste, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle
Or a young stag
On the mountains of spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:1 - Now let me sing to my Well-beloved
A song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard:

My Well-beloved has a vineyard
On a very fruitful hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:7 - ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you, saying, “Buy my field which is in Anathoth, for the right of redemption is yours to buy it.” ’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:8 - “Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said to me, ‘Please buy my field that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin; for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption 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 from Hanamel, the son of my uncle who was in Anathoth, and weighed out to him the money—seventeen shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:12 - “and I gave the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses who signed the purchase deed, before all the Jews who sat in the court of the prison.

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