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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.
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

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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 - “It shall be square and folded double, a [fn]span H2239 [fn]in length and a [fn]span H2239 [fn]in width.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:9 - It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a [fn]span H2239 [fn]long and a span H2239 [fn]wide when folded double.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:4 - Then a champion came forward from the army encampment of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath. His height was [fn]six cubits and a [fn]span H2239.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:12 - Who has measured the [fn]waters in the hollow of His hand,
And measured the heavens with a [fn]span H2239,
And [fn]calculated the dust of the earth with a measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 - “And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a [fn]cubit and a hand width): the [fn]base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge all around one span H2239; and this shall be the height of the [fn]base of the altar.

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