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Lexicon :: Strong's H2553 - ḥammān

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: TWOT- 677d

Strong’s Definitions

חַמָּן chammân, kham-mawn'; from H2535; a sun-pillar:—idol, image.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H2553 in the following manner: image (7x), idol (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H2553 in the following manner: image (7x), idol (1x).
  1. incense altar, sun-pillar, idol, image

    1. used in idolatrous worship

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חַמָּן chammân, kham-mawn'; from H2535; a sun-pillar:—idol, image.
STRONGS H2553: Abbreviations
† [חַמָּן] noun masculine sun-pillar, used in idolatrous worship (see Thes489 ff. RSSemitic i, 469, LagM i, 228 Now Archaeology ii, 302; = Palmyrene חמנא VogNo. 123 a; **N. Semitic Inscr., No. 136; LzbEphem. ii {1906}, 280; Phoenician לבעל חמן often as epithet of solar Baal); — only plural absolute חַמָּנִים Isaiah 27:9 + 4 times; suffix חַמָּנֵיכֶם Leviticus 26:30 + 2 times; || בָּמוֺת Leviticus 26:30 (H), 2 Chron 14:4, compare Ezekiel 6:4, 6; || מזבחות הבעלים 2 Chronicles 34:4; || אשׁרים Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9; || אשׁרים and פְּסִלִים 2 Chronicles 34:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:30; 26:30

2 Chronicles

14:4; 34:4; 34:7


17:8; 27:9; 27:9


6:4; 6:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2553 matches the Hebrew חַמָּן (ḥammān),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:30 - I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies[fn] on the lifeless forms of your idols, and I will abhor you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:5 - He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them, and smashed the Asherah poles and the idols. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - he tore down the altars and the Asherah poles and crushed the idols to powder and cut to pieces all the incense altars throughout Israel. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:8 - They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands, and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[fn] and the incense altars their fingers have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:9 - By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones to be like limestone crushed to pieces, no Asherah poles[fn] or incense altars will be left standing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:4 - Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will slay your people in front of your idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - Wherever you live, the towns will be laid waste and the high places demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and devastated, your idols smashed and ruined, your incense altars broken down, and what you have made wiped out.
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