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Lexicon :: Strong's H2356 - ḥôr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as חוּר (H2352)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 758a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: חור (Strongs and Gesenius) חר (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

חוֹר chôwr, khore; or (shortened) חֹר chôr; the same as H2352; a cavity, socket, den:—cave, hole.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H2356 in the following manner: hole (6x), cave (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H2356 in the following manner: hole (6x), cave (1x).
  1. hole, cave

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוֹר chôwr, khore; or (shortened) חֹר chôr; the same as H2352; a cavity, socket, den:—cave, hole.
† III. חֹר, חוֺר noun [masculine] hole; — absolute חֹר 2 Kings 12:10; Ezekiel 8:7 (strike out Co B etc.), חוֺר Songs 5:4, חֹרִים 1 Samuel 14:11; construct חֹרֵי Job 30:6; suffix חֹרָיו Nahum 2:13, חֹרֵיהֶן Zechariah 14:12; — hole in lid of chest 2 Kings 12:10 (made by boring, נקב), in door Songs 5:4; in wall Ezekiel 8:7 (see above); = eye-socket עיניו תִּמַּקְנָה בְּח׳ Zechariah 14:12 (plague of enemies of Jerusalem); holes as hiding-places for men 1 Samuel 14:11, so also 1 Samuel 13:6 Ew We Dr (for MT חוחים), dwelling of outcast people חרי עָפָר Job 30:6; of dens of lions Nahum 2:13. — I.חֹר, see II. חור.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

13:6; 14:11; 14:11

2 Kings

12:10; 12:10


30:6; 30:6

Song of Songs

5:4; 5:4


8:7; 8:7


2:13; 2:13


14:12; 14:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2356 matches the Hebrew חוֹר (ḥôr),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:11 - When both of them revealed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, “Behold, Hebrews are coming out of the holes H2356 where they have hidden themselves.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole H2356 in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:6 - So that they dwell in dreadful [fn]valleys,
In holes H2356 of the earth and of the rocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - “My beloved extended his hand through the opening, H2356
And my [fn]feelings were aroused for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:7 - Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole H2356 in the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore enough for his cubs,
[fn]Killed enough for his lionesses,
And filled his lairs H2356 with prey
And his dens with torn flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:12 - Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, H2356 and their tongue will rot in their mouth.

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