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Lexicon :: Strong's H1881 - dāṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain (perhaps foreign) derivation
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 458

Strong’s Definitions

דָּת dâth, dawth; of uncertain (perhaps foreign) derivation; a royal edict or statute:—commandment, commission, decree, law, manner.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H1881 in the following manner: law (9x), decree (9x), commandment (2x), manner (1x), commission (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H1881 in the following manner: law (9x), decree (9x), commandment (2x), manner (1x), commission (1x).
  1. decree, law, edict, regulation, usage

    1. decree, edict, commission

    2. law, rule

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּת dâth, dawth; of uncertain (perhaps foreign) derivation; a royal edict or statute:—commandment, commission, decree, law, manner.
דָּת noun feminineEsther 3:15 decree, law, usage, only in Persian period (Biblical Aramaic Late Hebrew id., Syriac aTfD or aTxD; Persian loan-word, Old Persian dâta, law, SpiegAPK 225) — ד׳ absolute Esther 1:8 + 9 times; construct דַּת Esther 2:12, דָּת Esther 9:13; suffix דָּתוֺ Esther 2:8 + 4 times; plural construct דָּתֵי Ezra 8:36 + 2 times; suffix דָּתַיהֶם Esther 3:8; —
1. decree, edict, commission of Persian king Ezra 8:36 (word elsewhere only in Esther) Esther 2:8 (|| דְּבַר הַמֶּלֶךְ), Esther 4:3 (|| id.) Esther 8:17 (|| id.) Esther 9:1 (|| id.; with עשׂה execute) compare also Esther 9:13; with verb נָתַן Esther 3:14, 15; Esther 8:13, 14; Esther 9:14; written כְּתָבהַֿדָּת Esther 4:8 (compare Esther 3:14; Esther 8:13).
2. law, permanently valid and applicable, וְיִכָּתֵב בְּדָתֵי מָּרַסוּֿמָדַי וְלֹא יַעֲבוֺר Esther 1:19 compare Esther 1:15; Esther 4:11, 16; יֹדְעֵי דָּת וָדִין Esther 1:13 those that understood law and judgment; דָּתֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ Esther 3:8; of laws of the Jews in Persia Esther 3:8; even of rules for drinking at a feast Esther 1:8; for purifying of women Esther 2:12. — The distinction between 1 & 2 is not absolute. The king's will was law, and the royal edict (דְּבַר מַלְכוּת) concerning Vashti was reckoned among the laws (דָּתֵי) of the Persians & Medes (Esther 1:19). — In Deuteronomy 33:2 MT אֵשׁ דָּת לָמוֺ fire was a law for them is corrupt; many emendations proposed, compare Di; Di suggests דֹת [לַמִּ] אֵשׁ fire of flames, flaming fire, compare הַלַּמִּידִם Exodus 20:18 (but לַמִּדֹת plural in תֹ֯ not in OT unless as proper name), or (better), דֶת [יֹקֶ] אֵשׁ a burning fire, compare Isaiah 65:5 (different sense).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1882.
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8:36; 8:36


1:8; 1:8; 1:13; 1:15; 1:19; 1:19; 2:8; 2:8; 2:12; 2:12; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8; 3:14; 3:14; 3:15; 3:15; 4:3; 4:8; 4:11; 4:16; 8:13; 8:13; 8:14; 8:17; 9:1; 9:13; 9:13; 9:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1881 matches the Hebrew דָּת (dāṯ),
which occurs 21 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:36 - And they delivered the king's commissions H1881 unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and they furthered the people, and the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - And the drinking was according to the law; H1881 none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:13 - Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law H1881 and judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, H1881 because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains?
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws H1881 of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 - So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree H1881 was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 - Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner H1881 of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws H1881 are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: H1881 therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:14 - The copy of the writing for a commandment H1881 to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:15 - The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree H1881 was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree H1881 came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree H1881 that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:11 - All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law H1881 of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: H1881 and if I perish, I perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:13 - The copy of the writing for a commandment H1881 to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree H1881 was given at Shushan the palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree H1881 came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:1 - Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree H1881 drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:13 - Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day's decree, H1881 and let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:14 - And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree H1881 was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

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