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Lexicon :: Strong's H2284 - ḥāḡāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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TWOT Reference: 601a

Strong’s Definitions

חָגָב châgâb, khaw-gawb'; of uncertain derivation; a locust:—locust.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H2284 in the following manner: grasshopper (4x), locust (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H2284 in the following manner: grasshopper (4x), locust (1x).
  1. locust, grasshopper

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָגָב châgâb, khaw-gawb'; of uncertain derivation; a locust:—locust.
STRONGS H2284: Abbreviations
† I. חָגָב noun masculineEcclesiastes 12:5 locust, grasshopper (Late Hebrew id.; compare Targum), probably a non-flying species, see Kn in DiLeviticus 11:22; הֶחָגָב allowed as food Leviticus 11:22 (P; || אַרְבֶּה, סָלְעָם, חַרְגֹּל), כַּחֲגָבִיס Numbers 13:33 (J E; simile of insignificance), so Isaiah 40:22; as agent of Yahweh's wrath חָגָב לֶאֱכוֺל חארץ 2 Chronicles 7:13; וְיִסְתַּבֵּל הֶחָגָב Ecclesiastes 12:5 and the grasshopper shall be a burden; better shall drag itself along, De Hi Now RVm; De thinks ח׳ here figurative of the back part of the pelvic cavity (Arabic bdb029006 is point of hip-bone, Bo, compare Lane), and refers to stiffness of aged joints, so Now; but the meaning is dubious; see other views of Comm.
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11:22; 11:22



2 Chronicles



12:5; 12:5




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Strong's Number H2284 matches the Hebrew חָגָב (ḥāḡāḇ),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - Even of these you may eat: any kind of arbeh, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:33 - There we saw the Nefilim, the sons of `Anak, who come of the Nefilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:13 - If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the arbeh to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:5 - Yes, they shall be afraid of heights, And terrors will be in the way; And the almond tree shall blossom, And the khagav shall be a burden, And desire shall fail; Because man goes to his everlasting home, And the mourners go about the streets:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:22 - It is he who sits above the circle of the eretz, and the inhabitants of it are as grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in;
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