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Lexicon :: Strong's H2239 - zereṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 587

Strong’s Definitions

זֶרֶת zereth, zeh'-reth; from H2219; the spread of the fingers, i.e. a span:—span.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H2239 in the following manner: span (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H2239 in the following manner: span (7x).
  1. span

    1. a unit of measure, approx half-cubit, or the distance from the thumb to the little finger on an outstretched hand

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זֶרֶת zereth, zeh'-reth; from H2219; the spread of the fingers, i.e. a span:—span.
STRONGS H2239: Abbreviations
זֶ֫רֶת noun feminine span (Late Hebrew id. (Targum זַרְתָּא, Syriac bdb028409; apparently from Hebrew), etymology dubious; Thes and most derive from √ זרה, see Ol§ 146 b but also Sta§ 187 a; BaZMG 1887, 607 proposes √ זרה measure off, determine, compare p. 280) — span, as standard of measurement, תִּכֵּן שָׁמַיִם בַּז׳ Isaiah 40:12; elsewhere of actual size, a span, distance between ends of thumb and little finger of spread hand; = 1/2 cubit (see אַמָּה & references; compare Exodus 25:10 with JosephAnt. iii. 6, 5), ז׳ Exodus 28:16 (twice in verse); Exodus 39:9 (twice in verse) (all P) Ezekiel 43:13; זָ֑רֶת 1 Samuel 17:4 six cubits and a span. See HultschMetrol. 1882, 443 BenzArchäol. 179.
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25:10; 28:16; 39:9

1 Samuel







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Strong's Number H2239 matches the Hebrew זֶרֶת (zereṯ),
which occurs 7 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:16 - Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span H2239 shall be the length thereof, and a span H2239 shall be the breadth thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:9 - It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span H2239 was the length thereof, and a span H2239 the breadth thereof, being doubled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:4 - And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. H2239
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:12 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, H2239 and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 - And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: H2239 and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
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