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Lexicon :: Strong's H231 - 'ēzôḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably of foreign derivation
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 55

Strong’s Definitions

אֵזוֹב ʼêzôwb, ay-zobe'; probably of foreign derivation; hyssop:—hyssop.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H231 in the following manner: hyssop (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H231 in the following manner: hyssop (10x).
  1. hyssop, a plant used for medicinal and religious purposes

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵזוֹב ʼêzôwb, ay-zobe'; probably of foreign derivation; hyssop:—hyssop.
STRONGS H231: Abbreviations
אֵזוֺב noun masculine1Ki 5:13 hyssop (Mishna אזוב, Aramaic aBvuz, Arabic زُوفَا Frey., Ethiopic አዘብ፡ Greek Version of the LXX ὕσσωπος, herb of purging qualities, but perhaps not precise botanical term, see Di Leviticus 14:6f; see also Löw93) **probably a kind of wild marjoram (origanum Muru) PostHast. DB Hyssop. — א׳ absolute Exodus 12:22 + 4 times; אֵזֹב Leviticus 14:4 + 4 times; — hyssop, little plant (contracted אֶרֶז cedar) 1 Kings 5:13, אֲשֶׁר יֹצֵא בַּקִּיר הָא׳; Exodus 12:22 (J) אֲגֻדַּת א׳ a bunch of hyssop for sprinkling blood on doorposts; without אגדת, used in cleansing from leprosy Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52; burnt with red heifer Numbers 19:6; used in cleansing with ashes of red heifer Numbers 19:18 (all P); compare Psalm 51:9 וְאֶטְהָ֑ר תְּחַטְּאֵנִי בְּא׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:22; 12:22


14:4; 14:4; 14:6; 14:6; 14:49; 14:51; 14:52


19:6; 19:18

1 Kings

5:13; 5:13



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H231 matches the Hebrew אֵזוֹב ('ēzôḇ),
which occurs 10 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, H231 and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:4 - Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: H231
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:6 - As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, H231 and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:49 - And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: H231
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:51 - And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, H231 and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:52 - And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, H231 and with the scarlet:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:6 - And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, H231 and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - And a clean person shall take hyssop, H231 and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop H231 that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:7 - Purge me with hyssop, H231 and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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