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Lexicon :: Strong's H2564 - ḥēmār

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חֵמָר
Transliteration
ḥēmār
Pronunciation
khay-mawr'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: TWOT- 683b

Strong’s Definitions

חֵמָר chêmâr, khay-mawr'; from H2560; bitumen (as rising to the surface):—slime(-pit).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's H2564 in the following manner: slime (2x), slimepit (with H875) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's H2564 in the following manner: slime (2x), slimepit (with H875) (1x).
  1. slime, pitch, asphalt, bitumen

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵמָר chêmâr, khay-mawr'; from H2560; bitumen (as rising to the surface):—slime(-pit).
STRONGS H2564:
חֵמָר noun [masculine] bitumen, asphalt (from I. חמר according to OBlauZMG 1869, 279, bitumen as seething, swelling up; Thes MV, from IV. חמר, with reference to reddish-brown colour) — חֵמָר Genesis 11:3 2 times; used for cement in building Babel Genesis 11:3 (J); abounding in vale of Siddim בֶּאֱרֹת בֶּאֱרֹת ח׳ Genesis 14:10; used in coating Moses' 'ark' of bulrushes Exodus 2:3 (E; || זָ֑פֶת).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

11:3; 11:3; 14:10

Exodus

2:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2564 matches the Hebrew חֵמָר (ḥēmār),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and [fn]fire them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar H2564 for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:10 - Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar H2564 pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell [fn]into them. But those who survived fled to the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she could no longer hide him, she got him a papyrus [fn]basket and covered it with tar H2564 and pitch. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

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