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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 you shall take a bunch of hyssop H231 and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and [fn]touch some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the doorway of his house until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:4 - then the priest shall give a command to take two live clean birds and cedar wood and a [fn]scarlet string and hyssop H231 for the one who is to be cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:6 - As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the [fn]scarlet string and the hyssop H231, and he shall dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the [fn]running water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:49 - “To cleanse the house then, he shall take two birds and cedar wood and a [fn]scarlet string and hyssop H231,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:51 - “Then he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop H231 and the [fn]scarlet string, with the live bird, and he shall dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird as well as in the [fn]running water, and he shall sprinkle the house seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:52 - “He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the [fn]running water, along with the live bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop H231 and with the [fn]scarlet string.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:6 - ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop H231 and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the [fn]burning heifer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - ‘And a clean person shall take hyssop H231 and dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - And he spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop H231 that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:7 -

[fn]Purify me with hyssop H231, and I shall be clean;

[fn]Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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