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Lexicon :: Strong's H2346 - ḥômâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Act. participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join
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TWOT Reference: 674c

Strong’s Definitions

חוֹמָה chôwmâh, kho-maw'; feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection:—wall, walled.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 133x

The KJV translates Strong's H2346 in the following manner: wall (131x), walled (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 133x
The KJV translates Strong's H2346 in the following manner: wall (131x), walled (2x).
  1. wall

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוֹמָה chôwmâh, kho-maw'; feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection:—wall, walled.
STRONGS H2346: Abbreviations
חוֺמָה 133 noun feminine wall (as protection; construct חמת MI21; 21) — absolute ח׳ Leviticus 25:29 + 59 times (including לְהַחוֺמָה Nehemiah 12:38); חֹמָה Exodus 14:29 + 8 times; construct חוֺמַת Joshua 6:5 + 28 times; suffix חוֺמָתָהּ Nahum 2:6; Nahum 3:8; plural, absolute חוֺמוֺת 2 Chronicles 8:5; Isaiah 26:1; חֹמוֺת Songs 5:7; construct חוֺמוֺת Psalm 51:20; חוֺמֹת 2 Kings 25:10 + 9 times; suffix חוֺמֹתַי Isaiah 56:5; חֹמֹתֶיךָ Deuteronomy 28:52; Isaiah 25:12; חוֺמוֺתַיִךְ Ezekiel 26:10, 12; Ezekiel 27:11 (twice in verse); חוֺמֹתַיִךְ Isaiah 49:16 + 2 times; חֹמֹתַיִךְ Isaiah 60:10; חֹמוֺתָ֑יִךְ Ezekiel 26:9; חוֺמוֺתֶיהָ Jeremiah 50:15; חוֺמֹתֶיהָ Psalm 55:11; Jeremiah 1:15; dual חוֺמֹתַיִם Isaiah 22:11; חֹמֹתַיִם 2 Kings 25:4 = Jeremiah 52:7; חֹמֹתָ֑יִם Jeremiah 39:4 (on form see Ol§ 113 a); —
1. usually term for wall of city Deuteronomy 28:52; Joshua 2:15; Joshua 6:5, 20 (all J E), 1 Samuel 31:10, 12; 2 Samuel 11:20, 21 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 18:26, 27 = Isaiah 36:11; Isaiah 36:12; Amos 1:7; Amos 1:10; Amos 1:14; Isaiah 2:15; Isaiah 20:10; Isaiah 20:11; Isaiah 25:12; Nahum 2:6; Nahum 3:8; Ezekiel 26:9 +, Jeremiah 1:15 +, Joel 2:7, 9; בֵּין הַחֹמֹתַיִם (of Jerusalem) i.e. between the two walls of the Ophel and the southwest hill respectively, of a reservoir Isaiah 22:11, a gate 2 Kings 25:4 = Jeremiah 34:4 = Jeremiah 52:7; symbol of Israel, Amos 7:7; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 2 Chronicles 25:23; 26:6 (3 times in verse); Psalm 51:20 [Psalm 51:18]; Nehemiah 1:3 + 31 times in Nehemiah; חוֺמַת אֲנָךְ Amos 7:7 (literally wall of a plummet) is of doubtful meaning: a wall built plumb, or by means of a plumb-line ? We thinks unintelligible; עִיר חוֺמָה = walled city, Leviticus 25:29, עִיר אשׁר לֹא ח׳ Leviticus 25:30 (לֹא = לוֺ), opposed to הַחֲצֵרִים אשׁר אין להם ח׳ Leviticus 25:31 (all H); more elaborately גְבֹהָה דְּלָתַיִם וּבְרִ֑יחַ עָרִים בְּצֻרֹת ח׳ Deuteronomy 3:5, compare 2 Chronicles 8:5; גְּדֹלוֺת חוֺמָה וּבְרִיחַ נְחשֶׁת ע׳ 1 Kings 4:13; בְצוּרָה ח׳ Isaiah 2:15; ח singular׳ of wall of Jerusalem 1 Kings 3:1 + often; contempt. חוֺמַת אַבְנֵיהֶם Nehemiah 3:35; less often plural Nehemiah 2:13 +; of specific portions of wall הָעֹפֶל ח׳ 2 Chronicles 27:3; Nehemiah 3:27; בְּרֵבַת הַשֶּׁלַח ח׳ Nehemiah 3:15; הַח׳ הָֽרְחָבָה Nehemiah 3:8; Nehemiah 12:38; also (generally) of Babylon Jeremiah 51:58. — Men build, בנה, the ח׳ 1 Kings 9:15 +, especially (of rebuilding), Nehemiah 2:17 +; fortify it בִּצֵּר Isaiah 22:10; it is joined together קשׁר Nehemiah 3:38; is repaired עָֽלְתָה אֲרוּכָה לְח׳ Nehemiah 4:1; it falls נפל Joshua 6:5, 20; 1 Kings 20:30; Ezekiel 38:20; the enemy makes it fall הִפִּיל 2 Samuel 20:15 (preceded by מַשְׁחִית si vera lectio, see Dr); destroys it הִשְׁחִית Lamentations 2:8; שִׁהֵת Ezekiel 26:4; makes a breach in it בּ׳ פָּרַץ2 Kings 14:13 2 Chronicles 25:23, compare פרץ with accusative 2 Chronicles 26:6; Nehemiah 3:35 [Nehemiah 4:3], and וֶיִּבֶן אֶתכֿלהֿח׳ הַפְּרוּצָה 2 Chronicles 32:5; also (in simile) עִיר מְּרוּצָה ואין ח׳ Proverbs 25:28; and Punic participle מְפֹרָ֑צֶת Nehemiah 1:3; one breakes it down נָתַץ 2 Kings 25:10; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 39:8; Jeremiah 52:14; tears it down הָרַס Ezekiel 26:12, compare passive Jeremiah 50:15; Amos predicts that י׳ will send fire into wall (of Gaza, etc.): וְשִׁלַּחְתִּי אֵשׁ בְּח׳ Amos 1:7, 10; or kindle fire in וְהִצַּתִּי אֵשׁ בְּח׳ Amos 1:14, so Jeremiah 49:27.
2. wall of a building:
a. citadel, fortress; ארמנותיה ח׳ Lamentations 2:7.
b. surrounding new temple Ezekiel 40:5; Ezekiel 42:20.
3. figurative of waters of Red Sea Exodus 14:22, 29 (P), compare Nahum 3:8; of David's men as protectors of Nabal's shepherds 1 Samuel 25:16; of prophet as object of assault חוֺמַת נְחשֶׁת Jeremiah 1:18; נחשׁת בְּצוּרָה ח׳ Jeremiah 15:20; of strong, virtuous woman Songs 8:9, 10; of salvation, יְשׁוּעָה, as defence Isaiah 26:1 (|| חֵל); of י׳ himself ח׳ אֵשׁ Zechariah 2:9; a dangerous political scheme is called breach in נִשְׁגָּבָה ח׳ Isaiah 30:13; נִשְׂגָּבָה ח׳ in simile of wealth Proverbs 18:11 (|| קִרְיַת עֻזּוֺ); a reckless man is ח׳ אֵין פְּרוּצָה עִיר Proverbs 25:28.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:22; 14:29; 14:29


25:29; 25:29; 25:30; 25:31


3:5; 28:52; 28:52


2:15; 6:5; 6:5; 6:5; 6:20; 6:20

1 Samuel

25:16; 31:10; 31:12

2 Samuel

11:20; 11:21; 20:15

1 Kings

3:1; 4:13; 9:15; 20:30

2 Kings

14:13; 18:26; 18:27; 25:4; 25:4; 25:10; 25:10

2 Chronicles

8:5; 8:5; 8:5; 14:6; 25:23; 25:23; 26:6; 26:6; 27:3; 32:5; 36:19


1:3; 1:3; 2:13; 2:17; 3:8; 3:15; 3:27; 4:1; 4:3; 12:38; 12:38


51:18; 55:11


18:11; 25:28; 25:28

Song of Songs

5:7; 8:9; 8:10


2:15; 2:15; 22:10; 22:11; 22:11; 25:12; 25:12; 26:1; 26:1; 30:13; 36:11; 36:12; 49:16; 56:5; 60:10


1:15; 1:15; 1:18; 15:20; 34:4; 39:4; 39:8; 49:27; 50:15; 50:15; 51:58; 52:7; 52:7; 52:14


2:7; 2:8


26:4; 26:9; 26:9; 26:10; 26:12; 26:12; 27:11; 38:20; 40:5; 42:20


2:7; 2:9


1:7; 1:7; 1:10; 1:10; 1:14; 1:14; 7:7; 7:7


2:6; 2:6; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2346 matches the Hebrew חוֹמָה (ḥômâ),
which occurs 133 times in 123 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Exo 14:22–Neh 4:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:22 -

and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.

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But the Israelites had walked through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 -

“If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year.

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“If it is not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house in the walled city is permanently transferred to its purchaser throughout his generations. It is not to be released on the Jubilee.

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“But houses in settlements that have no walls around them are to be classified as open fields. The right to redeem such houses stays in effect, and they are to be released at the Jubilee.

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“All these were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a large number of rural villages.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:52 -

“They will besiege you within all your city gates until your high and fortified walls, that you trust in, come down throughout your land. They will besiege you within all your city gates throughout the land the LORD your God has given you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 -

Then she let them down by a rope through the window, since she lived in a house that was built into the wall of the city.

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“When there is a prolonged blast of the horn and you hear its sound, have all the troops give a mighty shout. Then the city wall will collapse, and the troops will advance, each man straight ahead.”

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So the troops shouted, and the rams’ horns sounded. When they heard the blast of the ram’s horn, the troops gave a great shout, and the wall collapsed. The troops advanced into the city, each man straight ahead, and they captured the city.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:16 -

“They were a wall around us, both day and night, the entire time we were with them herding the sheep.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 -

Then they put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and hung his body on the wall of Beth-shan.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 -

all their brave men set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.

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“if the king’s anger gets stirred up and he asks you, ‘Why did you get so close to the city to fight? Didn’t you realize they would shoot from the top of the wall?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:21 -

“At Thebez, who struck Abimelech son of Jerubbesheth?[fn][fn] Didn’t a woman drop an upper millstone on him from the top of the wall so that he died? Why did you get so close to the wall? ’ ​— ​then say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hethite is dead also.’ ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 -

“However, the archers shot down on your servants from the top of the wall, and some of the king’s servants died. Your servant Uriah the Hethite is also dead.”

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David was sitting between the city gates when the watchman went up to the roof of the city gate and over to the wall. The watchman looked out and saw a man running alone.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 -

Joab’s troops came and besieged Sheba in Abel of Beth-maacah. They built a siege ramp against the outer wall of the city. While all the troops with Joab were battering the wall to make it collapse,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:21 -

“That is not the case. There is a man named Sheba son of Bichri, from the hill country of Ephraim, who has rebelled against King David. Deliver this one man, and I will withdraw from the city.”

The woman replied to Joab, “Watch! His head will be thrown over the wall to you.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 -

Solomon made an alliance[fn] with Pharaoh king of Egypt by marrying Pharaoh’s daughter. Solomon brought her to the city of David until he finished building his palace, the LORD’s temple, and the wall surrounding Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 -

Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars);

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 -

This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon had imposed to build the LORD’s temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:30 -

The ones who remained fled into the city of Aphek, and the wall fell on those twenty-seven thousand remaining men.

Ben-hadad also fled and went into an inner room in the city.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:27 -

So he took his firstborn son, who was to become king in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the city wall. Great wrath was on the Israelites, and they withdrew from him and returned to their land.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:26 -

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, “My lord the king, help! ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:30 -

When the king heard the woman’s words, he tore his clothes. Then, as he was passing by on the wall, the people saw that there was sackcloth under his clothes next to his skin.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:13 -

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash,[fn] son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down two hundred yards[fn] of Jerusalem’s wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:26 -

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the royal spokesman, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don’t speak with us in Hebrew[fn] within earshot of the people on the wall.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:27 -

But the royal spokesman said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words only to your master and to you? Hasn’t he also sent me to the men who sit on the wall, destined with you to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine? ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:4 -

Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors fled at night by way of the city gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:10 -

The whole Chaldean army with the captain of the guards tore down the walls surrounding Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:5 -

He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon ​— ​fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars ​— ​

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 -

So he said to the people of Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the LORD our God. We sought him and he gave us rest on every side.” So they built and succeeded.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:23 -

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz,[fn] at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash took him to Jerusalem and broke down two hundred yards[fn] of Jerusalem’s wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 -

Uzziah went out to wage war against the Philistines, and he tore down the wall of Gath, the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod. Then he built cities in the vicinity of Ashdod and among the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:3 -

Jotham built the Upper Gate of the LORD’s temple, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:5 -

Then Hezekiah strengthened his position by rebuilding the entire broken-down wall and heightening the towers and the other outside wall. He repaired the supporting terraces of the city of David, and made an abundance of weapons and shields.

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Then they called out loudly in Hebrew[fn] to the people of Jerusalem, who were on the wall, to frighten and discourage them in order that he might capture the city.

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After this, he built the outer wall of the city of David from west of Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate; he brought it around Ophel, and he heightened it considerably. He also placed military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:19 -

Then the Chaldeans burned God’s temple. They tore down Jerusalem’s wall, burned all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable articles.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 -

They said to me, “The remnant in the province, who survived the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem’s wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned.”

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“And let me have a letter written to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple’s fortress, the city wall, and the home where I will live.”[fn] The king granted my requests, for the gracious hand of my God was on me.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 -

I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent’s[fn] Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 -

So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 -

So I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned. Come, let’s rebuild Jerusalem’s wall, so that we will no longer be a disgrace.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:8 -

After him Uzziel son of Harhaiah, the goldsmith, made repairs, and next to him Hananiah son of the perfumer made repairs. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.

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Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars, and repaired five hundred yards[fn] of the wall to the Dung Gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 -

Shallun[fn] son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and roofed it. Then he installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also made repairs to the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the city of David.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:27 -

Next to him the Tekoites made repairs to another section from a point opposite the great tower that juts out, as far as the wall of Ophel.

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When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious. He mocked the Jews

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