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Lexicon :: Strong's H2266 - ḥāḇar

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Strong’s Definitions

חָבַר châbar, khaw-bar'; a primitive root; to join (literally or figuratively); specifically (by means of spells) to fascinate:—charm(-er), be compact, couple (together), have fellowship with, heap up, join (self, together), league.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H2266 in the following manner: couple (8x), join (8x), couple together (4x), join together (3x), compact (1x), charmer (with H2267) (1x), charming (with H2267) (1x), have fellowship (1x), league (1x), heap up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H2266 in the following manner: couple (8x), join (8x), couple together (4x), join together (3x), compact (1x), charmer (with H2267) (1x), charming (with H2267) (1x), have fellowship (1x), league (1x), heap up (1x).
  1. to unite, join, bind together, be joined, be coupled, be in league, heap up, have fellowship with, be compact, be a charmer

    1. (Qal)

      1. to unite, be joined

      2. to tie magic charms, charm

    2. (Piel)

      1. to unite with, make an ally of

      2. to unite, join, ally

    3. (Pual)

      1. to be allied with, be united

      2. to be joined together

    4. (Hiphil) to join together, pile up (words)

    5. (Hithpael) to join oneself to, make an alliance, league together

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבַר châbar, khaw-bar'; a primitive root; to join (literally or figuratively); specifically (by means of spells) to fascinate:—charm(-er), be compact, couple (together), have fellowship with, heap up, join (self, together), league.
STRONGS H2266: Abbreviations
† [חָבַר] verb unite (usually intransitive), be joined, tie a magic knot or spell, charm (Late Hebrew id.; Ethiopic ኀበሪ፡ yet Assyrian [abâru], ubburu bind, ban (of spells), êbru, friend, and many derivatives, DlW 51 ff.; Aramaic rfbfo חַבֵּר and many derivatives; compare Phoenician noun חבר associate) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine plural חָֽבְרוּ Genesis 14:3 Participle active masculine חֹבֵר Deuteronomy 18:11,חוֺבֵר Psalm 58:6; feminine pluralחֹבְרֹת Exodus 26:3 (twice in verse) + 2 times + Ezekiel 1:9 (compare below), חוֺבְרוֺת Ezekiel 1:11; Passive participle construct חֲבוּר Hosea 4:17 (yet. see below); —
1. unite, be joined:
a. of allies, followed by אֶלֹֿ location Genesis 14:3, construction pregnant = came as allies unto; passive participle figurative חֲבוּר עֲצַבִּים אֶפְרָ֖יִם Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols (but We reads חבר, see חבֵר 2d, and compare חֲבֵרָיו Isaiah 44:11, חֲבֶרְתְּךָ Malachi 2:14).
b. of one thing reaching to, touching another; wings of Ezekiel's living creatures followed by אֶלֿ of thing, Ezekiel 1:9 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX B Co, but see Sm); compare אישׁ ח׳, Ezekiel 1:11, i.e. joining each one (transitive), < Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Co אשׁה ח׳ אלאֿחותה (as Ezekiel 1:9), united each to the other; so of curtains of tabernacle, followed by אֶלֿ of thing Exodus 26:3 (twice in verse); absolute joined together, of shoulderpieces of ephod Exodus 28:7 (all P; compare also Pu.).
2. tie magic knots, charm (RSJPh xiv. 1885, 123 thinks meaning charm is derived from nectere verba, and compare Arabic خَبَر, narrative); only with accusative of congnate meaning with verb חָ֑בֶר ה׳ Deuteronomy 18:11 (in a long series of kindred phrases), specifically of charming serpents Psalm 58:6 (|| מְלַחֲשִׁים).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular חִבַּר Exodus 36:10; 2nd person masculine singular וְחִבַּרְתָּ֫ Exodus 26:6 + 2 times; Imperfect וַיְחַבֵּר Exodus 36:10 + 2 times; suffix וַיְחַבְּרֵהוּ 2 Chronicles 20:36; Infinitive construct לְחַבֵּר Exodus 36:18; —
1. make an ally of unite one with, only ויחברהו עִמּוֺ 2 Chronicles 20:36 and he united him with himself, followed by Infinitive purpose.
2. unite, join (transitive), only Exodus (P), of tabernacle, object the curtains, followed by accusative + אֶלֿ of thing Exodus 26:6; Exodus 36:10 (twice in verse); Exodus 36:13;. followed by accusative only Exodus 26:9; Exodus 36:16; object אתהֿאהל join the tent together, Exodus 26:11; Exodus 36:18.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular חֻבָּ֑ר Exodus 39:4, וְחֻבָּ֑ר consec Exodus 28:7 (but see below) 3rd person feminine singular שֶׁחֻבְּרָהֿ Psalm 122:3; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְחֻבַּר Ecclesiastes 9:4 Qr (Kt יבחר see below); suffix הַיְחָבְרְךָ Psalm 94:20 (Köi. 257 f.; Ges Ew Bö De and others as Qal; —
1. a. be allied with thee (suffix reference to י׳) Psalm 94:20;
b. be united to = be one of, אל כלֿ מי אשׁר יְח׳ הַחַיִּם whoever is united to all the living (Kt יבחר is meaningless).
2. be joined together, of ephod עַלשְֿׁנֵי קְצוֺותָ֯ו ח׳ Exodus 39:4 by its two edges was it joined together; compare || Exodus 28:7 (where MT אֶלשְֿׁנֵי קְצוֺתיו וְחֻבָּ֑ר < Greek Version of the LXX Samaritan which read ק׳ עַלשֿׁ׳ יְחֻבָּ֑ר); לָֿהּ עִיר שֶׁח׳ Psalm 122:3 joined together for itself i.e. compactly built (of Jerusalem).
Hiph. Imperfect 1st person singular אַחְבִּ֫ירָה עליכם בְּמִלִּים Job 16:4 I could make a joining with words (i.e. join words together RV VB) against you.
Hithp. (late) Perfect אֶתְחַבֵּר (Ges§ 541 n.) 2 Chronicles 20:35; Imperfect יִתְחַבָּ֑רוּ Daniel 11:6; Infinitive suffix הִתְחַבֶּרְךָ 2 Chronicles 20:37; Aramaic form הִתְחַבְּרוּת Daniel 11:23 (Ges§ 54, 3 R. 1) — join oneself to, make an alliance with, followed byעִם person 2 Chronicles 20:35, 37, followed by אֶלֿ person Daniel 11:23; reciprocal league together (absolute) Daniel 11:6.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2269.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:3; 14:3


26:3; 26:3; 26:6; 26:6; 26:9; 26:11; 28:7; 28:7; 28:7; 36:10; 36:10; 36:10; 36:13; 36:16; 36:18; 36:18; 39:4; 39:4


18:11; 18:11

2 Chronicles

20:35; 20:35; 20:36; 20:36; 20:37; 20:37




58:6; 58:6; 94:20; 94:20; 122:3; 122:3






1:9; 1:9; 1:9; 1:11; 1:11


11:6; 11:6; 11:23; 11:23


4:17; 4:17



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2266 matches the Hebrew חָבַר (ḥāḇar),
which occurs 29 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:3 - All these were joined together H2266 in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:3 - The five curtains shall be coupled together H2266 one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled H2266 one to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:6 - And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple H2266 the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:9 - And thou shalt couple H2266 five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:11 - And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple H2266 the tent together, that it may be one.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:7 - It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined H2266 at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together. H2266
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:10 - And he coupled H2266 the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled H2266 one unto another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:13 - And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled H2266 the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:16 - And he coupled H2266 five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:18 - And he made fifty taches of brass to couple H2266  the tent together, H2266 that it might be one.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:4 - They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: H2266 by the two edges was it coupled together. H2266
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:11 - Or a charmer, H2266 or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:35 - And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join H2266 himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:36 - And he joined H2266 himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:37 - Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined H2266 thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up H2266 words against you, and shake mine head at you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:5 - Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming H2266 never so wisely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 - Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship H2266 with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 122:3 - Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact H2266 together:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:4 - For to him that is joined H2266 to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:9 - Their wings were joined H2266 one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:11 - Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined H2266 one to another, and two covered their bodies.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:6 - And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; H2266 for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:23 - And after the league H2266 made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:17 - Ephraim is joined H2266 to idols: let him alone.
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