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Lexicon :: Strong's H251 - 'āḥ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive word
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TWOT Reference: 62a

Strong’s Definitions

אָח ʼâch, awkh; a primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H1]):—another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other. Compare also the proper names beginning with 'Ah-' or 'Ahi-'.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 629x

The KJV translates Strong's H251 in the following manner: brethren (332x), brother (269x), another (23x), brotherly (1x), kindred (1x), like (1x), another (1x), other (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 629x
The KJV translates Strong's H251 in the following manner: brethren (332x), brother (269x), another (23x), brotherly (1x), kindred (1x), like (1x), another (1x), other (1x).
  1. brother

    1. brother of same parents

    2. half-brother (same father)

    3. relative, kinship, same tribe

    4. each to the other (reciprocal relationship)

    5. (fig.) of resemblance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָח ʼâch, awkh; a primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H1]):—another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other. Compare also the proper names beginning with 'Ah-' or 'Ahi-'.
STRONGS H251: Abbreviations
I. אָח 630 noun masculine brother (Phoenician אח, Arabic أَخ (construct أَخُو etc.), Sabean אחֿ (suffix אחֿיהו) CISiv. 1, 17 and 24 and others, Ethiopic እኀው፡ Assyrian aḫu compare DlW, Aramaic אַח, axoAf ; Palmyreme, Nabataean suffix אחוהי, אחיה); — absolute אָח Genesis 24:29 + (Ezekiel 18:10 strike out Co compare Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate; Ew Sm אַח; Dl BaEz x defends as=one compare Assyrian aḫu) never with article; construct אֲחִי Genesis 10:21 +; suffix אָחִי Genesis 4:9 +; אָחִיךָ Genesis 4:9 +; אָחִיו Genesis 4:2 +; אָחִיהוּ Jeremiah 34:9 + 3 times etc.; plural אַחִים Genesis 13:8 +; so read Hosea 13:15 see DeCompl. Var. 23 compare below אָחוּ; construct אֲחֵי Numbers 27:10 +; suffix אַחַי Genesis 19:7 +; אֶחָ֑י 1 Samuel 20:29 + (but 1 Samuel 30:23 Greek Version of the LXX We אַחֲרֵי for אֶחָ֑י את); אַחֶיךָ Genesis 37:13 +; אֶחָיו Genesis 44:14
1. brother, born of same mother (& father) Genesis 4:2, 8, 9, 10, 11; Genesis 27:6, 11; Genesis 44:20; Genesis 49:5; compare Genesis 28:2; Genesis 29:10 (twice in verse) + Exodus 4:14 + often; also of half-brother Genesis 20:5, 13, 16 (on pa-rentage compare Genesis 20:12) Genesis 37:2, 4, 5 +, 2 Samuel 13:4, 7, 8 +.
2. indefinite=relative; Lot, of Abraham Genesis 13:8; Genesis 14:12, 14, 16; Jacob, of Laban Genesis 29:12, 15 (nephew); hence of kinship in wider sense; member of same tribe Numbers 16:10; Numbers 18:2, 6; 2 Samuel 19:13; of same people Exodus 2:11 (twice in verse); Exodus 4:18; Deuteronomy 15:12; Judges 14:3; Isaiah 66:20; Nehemiah 5:1, 5, 8 see especially Leviticus 19:17 compare Leviticus 19:18 (extended to include sojourner גֵּר Leviticus 19:34); of Israel & Judah 2 Samuel 19:42; Israel & Edom Numbers 20:14; compare of Ishmael Genesis 16:12; Genesis 25:18; of friend 2 Samuel 1:26; 1 Kings 9:13; 1 Kings 20:32, 33 of allies בְּרִית א׳ Amos 1:9.
3. figurative of resemblance Job 30:29 אָח הָיִיתִי לְתַנִּים (|| רֵעַ לִבְנוֺת יַעֲנָה i.e. by reason of his crying, compare Di; Proverbs 18:9 מַשְׁחִית לְבַעַל הוּא אָח בִּמְלַאכְתּוֺ מִתְרַפֶּה.
4. in phrase one... another אִישׁ אָחִיו Genesis 9:5; Joel 2:8; Ze Joel 7:10; אִישׁ ֗֗֗ אָחִיו Genesis 13:11 + 25 times + Exodus 32:27 (where also same phrase with רֵעֵהוּ & קְרֹבוֺ — see these words — & also אִישׁ, אֶחָד; for development of idiom compare Deuteronomy 15:2; Isaiah 19:2; Jeremiah 34:14 (compare Jeremiah 34:15) Jeremiah 34:17 Ezekiel 38:21; Haggai 2:22; usually of men; of faces of golden cherubim Exodus 25:20; Exodus 37:9; of scales of crocodile Job 41:9. (H254 אָח fire-pot)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:2; 4:2; 4:8; 4:9; 4:9; 4:9; 4:10; 4:11; 9:5; 10:21; 13:8; 13:8; 13:11; 14:12; 14:14; 14:16; 16:12; 19:7; 20:5; 20:12; 20:13; 20:16; 24:29; 25:18; 27:6; 27:11; 28:2; 29:10; 29:12; 29:15; 37:2; 37:4; 37:5; 37:13; 44:14; 44:20; 49:5


2:11; 4:14; 4:18; 25:20; 32:27; 37:9


19:17; 19:18; 19:34


16:10; 18:2; 18:6; 20:14; 27:10


15:2; 15:12



1 Samuel

20:29; 30:23

2 Samuel

1:26; 13:4; 13:7; 13:8; 19:13; 19:42

1 Kings

9:13; 20:32; 20:33


5:1; 5:5; 5:8


30:29; 41:9




19:2; 66:20


34:9; 34:14; 34:15; 34:17


18:10; 38:21









Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H251 matches the Hebrew אָח ('āḥ),
which occurs 630 times in 572 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 12 (Gen 4:2–Gen 28:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And again, she gave birth to his brother H251 Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a cultivator of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - Cain [fn]talked to his brother H251 Abel; and it happened that when they were in the field Cain rose up against his brother H251 Abel and killed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 -

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother H251?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s H251 keeper?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - Then He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s H251 blood is crying out to Me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - “Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s H251 blood from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:21 - His brother’s H251 name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and flute.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “I certainly will require [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every animal I will require it. And [fn]from every person, [fn]from every man as his brother H251 I will require the life of a person.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers H251 outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - So he said,

“Cursed be Canaan;

[fn]A servant of servants

He shall be to his brothers H251.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:21 -

Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother H251 of Japheth, children were born.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was [fn]Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s H251 name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew H251 Lot, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [fn]people which they had acquired in Haran, and they [fn]set out for the land of Canaan; so they came to the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 -

So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are relatives H251!

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - So Lot chose for himself all the [fn]vicinity of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. So they separated from each other H251.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:12 - They also took Lot, Abram’s nephew H251, and his possessions and departed, for he was living in Sodom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 -

Then [fn]a survivor came and told Abram the Hebrew. Now he was residing by the [fn]oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother H251 of Eshcol and brother H251 of Aner, and they were [fn]allies with Abram.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - When Abram heard that his relative H251 had been taken captive, he [fn]led out his trained men, born in his house, numbering 318, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:16 - He brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his relative H251 Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the other people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 -

“But he will be a wild donkey of a man;

His hand will be against everyone,

And everyone’s hand will be against him;

And he will live [fn]in defiance of all his brothers H251.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:7 - and said, “Please, my brothers H251, do not act wickedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:5 - “Did he himself not say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother H251.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my [fn]hands I have done this.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:13 - and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is [fn]the kindness which you will show to me: [fn]everywhere we go, say of me, “He is my brother H251.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:16 - To Sarah he said, “Look, I have given your brother H251 a thousand pieces of silver. [fn]It is [fn]your vindication before all who are with you, and before everyone you are cleared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:20 -

Now it came about after these things, that Abraham was told, saying, “Behold, Milcah [fn]also has borne children to your brother H251 Nahor:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:21 - Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother H251, Kemuel (the father of Aram),
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:23 - and it was Bethuel who fathered Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother H251.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 -

And it came about, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother H251 Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - And he said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned His kindness and His trustworthiness toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master’s brothers H251.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - Now Rebekah had a brother H251 whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - “And I bowed low and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master’s brother H251 for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - And the servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother H251 and to her mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - But her brother H251 and her mother said, “Let the young woman stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - They [fn]settled from Havilah to Shur which is [fn]east of Egypt [fn]going toward Assyria; he [fn]settled in defiance of all his relatives H251.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - Afterward his brother H251 came out with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so he was named [fn]Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - In the morning they got up early and [fn]exchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away, and they left him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:6 - Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother H251 Esau, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:11 - But Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, “Behold, my brother H251 Esau is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:23 - And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother H251 Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 -

May peoples serve you,

And nations bow down to you;

Be master of your brothers H251,

And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.

Cursed be those who curse you,

And blessed be those who bless you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:30 -

Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of his father Isaac, that his brother H251 Esau came in from his hunting.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:35 - And he said, “Your brother H251 came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - But Isaac replied to Esau, “Behold, I have made him your master, and I have given to him all his relatives H251 [fn]as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“And by your sword you shall live,

And you shall serve your brother H251;

But it shall come about when you become restless,

That you will [fn]break his yoke from your neck.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:41 -

So Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said [fn]to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother H251 Jacob.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she sent word and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother H251 Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - “Now then, my son, obey my voice, and arise, [fn]flee to Haran, to my brother H251 Laban!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:44 - “Stay with him a few days, until your brother’s H251 fury [fn]subsides,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s H251 anger [fn]against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send word and get you from there. Why should I lose you both in one day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:2 - “Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother H251.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother H251 of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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