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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 Mish'a-el and Elza'phan, the sons of Uz'ziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, "Draw 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 cousin may redeem him, or a near kinsman belonging to his family may redeem him; or if he grows rich he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:11 - for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zeloph'ehad, were married to sons of their father's brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 - Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, "Where did you go?" And he said, "To seek the asses; and when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:15 - And Saul's uncle said, "Pray, tell me what Samuel said to you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - And Saul said to his uncle, "He told us plainly that the asses had been found." But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - and the name of Saul's wife was Ahin'o-am the daughter of Ahim'a-az. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - And the king of Babylon made Mattani'ah, Jehoi'achin's uncle, king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedeki'ah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Jonathan, David's uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe; he and Jehi'el the son of Hach'moni attended the king's sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - He had brought up Hadas'sah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother; the maiden was beautiful and lovely, and when her father and her mother died, Mor'decai adopted her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:15 - When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Ab'ihail the uncle of Mor'decai, who had adopted her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 - Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - O that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! For your love is better than wine,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me after you, let us make haste. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh, that lies between my breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Enge'di.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely. Our couch is green;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 - As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:8 - The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 - My beloved is like a gazelle, or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:10 - My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:16 - My beloved is mine and I am his, he pastures his flock among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 - Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle, or a young stag upon rugged mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How sweet is your love, my sister, my bride! how much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its fragrance be wafted abroad. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - I come to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gather my myrrh with my spice, I eat my honeycomb with my honey, I drink my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends, and drink: drink deeply, O lovers!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - I slept, but my heart was awake. Hark! my beloved is knocking. "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one; for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night."
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - My beloved put his hand to the latch, and my heart was thrilled within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, upon the handles of the bolt.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 - I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - What is your beloved more than another beloved, O fairest among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - My beloved is all radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - His speech is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 - Whither has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Whither has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 - My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to pasture 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 pastures his flock among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 - and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:10 - I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:11 - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:12 - let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:13 - The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in travail with you, there she who bore you was in travail.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag upon the mountains of spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:1 - Let me sing for my beloved a love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:7 - Behold, Han'amel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and say, 'Buy my field which is at An'athoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:8 - Then Han'amel my cousin came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the LORD, and said to me, 'Buy my field which is at An'athoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.' Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:9 - "And I bought the field at An'athoth from Han'amel my cousin, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:12 - and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neri'ah son of Mahsei'ah, in the presence of Han'amel my cousin, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard.

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