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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
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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.
STRONGS H1881: Abbreviations
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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



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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 - Then they delivered the king’s edicts H1881 to the king’s satraps and the governors in the provinces beyond the Euphrates River, and they supported the people and the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - But the drinking was done according to the royal law H1881; there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household, that he was to do as each person pleased.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:13 -

Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times—for it was the custom of the king to speak this way before all who knew Persian law H1881 and justice

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - “According to law H1881, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, since she did not [fn]obey the command of King Ahasuerus [fn]delivered by the eunuchs?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - “If it pleases the king, let a royal [fn]edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws H1881 of Persia and Media so that it cannot [fn]be repealed, that Vashti may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to [fn]another who is more worthy than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 -

So it came about, when the command and decree H1881 of the king were heard and many young ladies were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the [fn]custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king’s [fn]palace into the custody of Hegai, who was in charge of the women.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 -

Now when the turn came for each young woman to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations H1881 for the women—for the days of their beauty treatment were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with balsam oil and the cosmetics for women

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws H1881 are different from those of all other people and they do not [fn]comply with the king’s laws H1881, so it is not in the king’s interest to let them remain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:14 - A copy of the edict to be [fn]issued as law H1881 in every province was published to all the peoples so that they would be ready for this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:15 - The couriers went out, speeded by the king’s [fn]order while the decree H1881 was [fn]issued at the citadel in Susa; and while the king and Haman sat down to drink, the city of Susa was agitated.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - In each and every province where the command and decree H1881 of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and mourning rites; and many had sackcloth and ashes spread out as a bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict H1881 which had been issued in Susa for their annihilation, so that he might show Esther and inform her, and to order her to go in to the king to implore his favor and plead with him for her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:11 - “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king in the inner courtyard, who is not summoned, he has only one law H1881, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - “Go, gather all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants also will fast in the same way. And then I will go in to the king, which is not in accordance with the law H1881; and if I perish, I perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:13 - A copy of the edict to be [fn]issued as law H1881 in each and every province was published to all the peoples, so that the Jews would be ready for this day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - The couriers, hurrying and speeded by the king’s command, left, riding on the royal relay horses; and the decree H1881 was issued at the citadel in Susa.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree H1881 arrived, there was joy and jubilation for the Jews, a feast and a [fn]holiday. And many among the peoples of the land [fn]became Jews, because the dread of the Jews had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:1 -

Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth [fn]day, when the king’s command and edict H1881 were to be put into effect, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, it turned out to the contrary so that the Jews themselves gained mastery over those who hated them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:13 - Then Esther said, “If it pleases the king, let tomorrow also be granted to the Jews who are in Susa to do according to the edict H1881 of today; and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged on the wooden gallows.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:14 - So the king commanded that it was to be done so; and an edict H1881 was issued in Susa, and Haman’s ten sons were hanged.
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