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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 - So the sons of Israel [fn]went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were a wall H2346 to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:29 - But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall H2346 to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 -

‘Likewise, if a man sells a house for habitation in a walled H2346 city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - ‘But if it is not redeemed for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled H2346 city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not [fn]revert in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:31 - ‘The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall H2346, shall be considered [fn]as open fields; they have redemption rights and [fn]revert in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:5 - “All these were cities fortified with high walls H2346, gates and bars, besides a great many [fn]unwalled towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:52 - “And it shall besiege you in all your gates until your high and fortified walls H2346 in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your gates throughout your land which Yahweh your God has given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 -

Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall H2346, so that she was living on the wall H2346.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:5 - “And it will be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall H2346 of the city will fall down [fn]beneath itself, and the people will go up every man [fn]straight ahead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:20 - So the people shouted, and [fn]the priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall H2346 fell down [fn]beneath itself, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight [fn]ahead, and they took the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:16 - “They were a wall H2346 to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them shepherding the sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 - And they placed his weapons in the [fn]house of Ashtaroth and fastened his body to the wall H2346 of Beth-shan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 - so all the valiant men arose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall H2346 of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:20 - and if it happens that the king’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you approach the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall H2346?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:21 - ‘Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall H2346 so he died at Thebez? Why did you approach the wall H2346?’—then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 - “And the archers shot at your servants from the wall H2346; so some of the king’s servants died, and your servant Uriah the Hittite also died.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:24 -

Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall H2346, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running by himself.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - So they came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they [fn]cast up a siege ramp against the city, and it stood by the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab were wreaking destruction in order to cause the wall H2346 to fall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:21 - “Such is not the case. But a man from the hill country of Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, has lifted up his hand against King David. Give him over alone, and I will go from the city.” And the woman said to Joab, “Behold, his head will be thrown to you over the wall H2346.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 -

Then Solomon [fn]formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had completed building his own house and the house of Yahweh and the wall H2346 around Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 -

Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (now [fn]Havvoth-JairJair being the son of Manasseh—which is in Gilead was his: the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls H2346 and bronze bars were his);

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 -

Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon raised up to build the house of Yahweh, his own house, the [fn]Millo, the wall H2346 of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:30 - But the rest fled to Aphek into the city, and the wall H2346 fell on 27,000 men who were left. And Ben-hadad fled and came into the city into an inner chamber.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:27 - So he took his oldest son, who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall H2346. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they set out from him and returned to their own land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:26 - As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall H2346, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Save, my lord, O king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:30 - Now it happened that when the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall H2346—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth [fn]beneath on his [fn]body.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:13 - Then Jehoash king of Israel seized Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall H2346 of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, [fn]400 cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:26 -

Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, “Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we [fn]understand it; and do not speak with us in [fn]Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall H2346.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:27 - But Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall H2346, doomed to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:4 - Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls H2346 beside the king’s garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And [fn]they went by way of the Arabah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:10 - So all the military force of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard tore down the walls H2346 around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:5 - He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls H2346, gates and bars;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - And he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls H2346 and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought Yahweh our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and succeeded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:23 - Then Joash king of Israel seized Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall H2346 of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, [fn]400 cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 -

Then he went out and fought against the Philistines, and broke down the wall H2346 of Gath and the wall H2346 of Jabneh and the wall H2346 of Ashdod; and he built cities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:3 - He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and he built extensively the wall H2346 of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:5 - And he strengthened himself and rebuilt all the wall H2346 that had been broken down and [fn]erected towers on it, and built another outside wall H2346 and strengthened the [fn]Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:18 - And they called this out with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall H2346, to instill fear and terrify them, so that they might capture the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:14 -

Afterwards, he built the outer wall H2346 of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:19 - Then they burned the house of God and tore down the wall H2346 of Jerusalem, and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who remain from the captivity are in great calamity and reproach, and the wall H2346 of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:8 - and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the house of God, for the wall H2346 of the city and for the house to which I will go.” And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Spring and on to the [fn]Dung Gate, inspecting the walls H2346 of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 - So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall H2346. Then I turned and entered the Valley Gate and turned around.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 -

Then I said to them, “You see the calamity we are in, that Jerusalem lies waste and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall H2346 of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:8 - Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah of the goldsmiths made repairs. And next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, made repairs, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall H2346.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 -

Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They built it and made its doors stand with its bolts and its bars, and [fn]one thousand cubits of the wall H2346 to the [fn]Dung Gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 -

Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Spring Gate. He built it, covered it and made its doors stand with its bolts and its bars, and the wall H2346 of the Pool of Shelah at the king’s garden as far as the steps that descend from the city of David.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:27 - After [fn]them the Tekoites repaired another section in front of the great projecting tower and as far as the wall H2346 of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:1 -

[fn]Now it happened that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall H2346, he became angry and very vexed and mocked the Jews.

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