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Lexicon :: Strong's H269 - 'āḥôṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Irregular f of אָח (H251)
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TWOT Reference: 62c

Strong’s Definitions

אָחוֹת ʼâchôwth, aw-khoth'; irregular feminine of H251; a sister (used very widely [like H251 number H250, corrected to H251], literally and figuratively):—(an-) other, sister, together.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 114x

The KJV translates Strong's H269 in the following manner: sister(s) (106x), another (6x), together with (with H802) (1x), other (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 114x
The KJV translates Strong's H269 in the following manner: sister(s) (106x), another (6x), together with (with H802) (1x), other (1x).
  1. sister

    1. sister (same parents)

    2. half-sister (same father)

    3. relative

      1. (metaph) of Israel's and Judah"s relationship

    4. beloved

      1. bride

    5. (fig.) of intimate connection

    6. another

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָחוֹת ʼâchôwth, aw-khoth'; irregular feminine of H251; a sister (used very widely [like H251 number H250, corrected to H251], literally and figuratively):—(an-) other, sister, together.
STRONGS H269: Abbreviations
אָחוֺת 114 noun feminine sister (Phoenician אחת, Aramaic אֲחָת aXtxo, Arabic أُخْتً, Assyrian aḫâtu, Dlw, Ethiopic እኀት፡ Sabean in proper name א־חתאמהו OsZMG 1865, 273) — absolute אָ׳ 2 Samuel 13:1 + (never with article); construct אֲחוֺת Genesis 4:22 +; suffix אֲחֹתִי (אֲחוֺתִי) Genesis 12:13 +, etc.; plural suffix אַחְוֺתַי (Qr אַחְיוֺתַי) Joshua 2:13; אֲחוֺתַיִח Ezekiel 16:51 (Qr; Kt אחותך) + 2 times (Co all אחיו׳); אַחֲיוֺתֵח Ezekiel 16:52 (Co ־תיך); אֲחוֺתֵח Ezekiel 16:52 (must be plural, but strike out Co); אַחְיֹתָיו Job 42:11; אֲחוֺתֵיכֶם Hosea 2:3; אַחְיֹתֵיהֶם 1 Chronicles 2:16; Job 1:4
1. sister Genesis 4:22; Genesis 12:13, 19; Genesis 20:2, 5, 12 (same father, different mother) so Leviticus 18:11 compare Ezekiel 22:11; Genesis 24:30 (twice in verse) +, Exodus 2:4, 7; Leviticus 18:9 (either parent same) so Deuteronomy 27:22; Numbers 6:7; 2 Samuel 13:1, 2, 4 +, Songs 8:8 (twice in verse); called upon, in mourning for dead Jeremiah 22:18;=near relative Genesis 24:59, 60 (or because Laban prominent ? so Di); man of same nationality Numbers 25:18 compare Hosea 2:3.
2.=beloved Songs 4:9, 10, 12; Songs 5:12 (4 times || כַּלָּה bride; phrase originally implying that marriage with half-sister — of same father — was allowed? compare NöZMG 1886, 150, & Genesis 20:12).
3. symbolic of Judah, Samaria, Sodom & Jerusalem Jeremiah 3:7, 8, 10; Ezekiel 16:45, 52 (twice in verse) (strike out Co) +, Ezekiel 23:4, 11 +.
4. figurative of intimate connectionאִמִּי וַאֲחֹתִי לָרִמָּה ⬩⬩⬩ קָרָאתִי Job 17:14; אֱמֹר לַחָכְמָה אֲחֹתִי אַתְּ Proverbs 7:4.
† 5. another, אִשָּׁה אֶל־אֲחֹתָהּ, of curtains of tabernacle Exodus 26:3 (twice in verse); Exodus 26:6; loops Exodus 26:5, tenons Exodus 26:17; of wings of living creatures, Ezekiel's vision Ezekiel 1:9, 23; Ezekiel 3:13; not of persons, but see רְעוּת.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:22; 4:22; 12:13; 12:13; 12:19; 20:2; 20:5; 20:12; 20:12; 24:30; 24:59; 24:60


2:4; 2:7; 26:3; 26:5; 26:6; 26:17


18:9; 18:11


6:7; 25:18





2 Samuel

13:1; 13:1; 13:2; 13:4

1 Chronicles



1:4; 17:14; 42:11



Song of Songs

4:9; 4:10; 4:12; 5:12; 8:8


3:7; 3:8; 3:10; 22:18


1:9; 1:23; 3:13; 16:45; 16:51; 16:52; 16:52; 16:52; 22:11; 23:4; 23:11


2:3; 2:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H269 matches the Hebrew אָחוֹת ('āḥôṯ),
which occurs 119 times in 104 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 4:22–2Sa 13:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:22 - As for Zillah, she also [fn]gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister H269 of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister H269 so that it may go well with me because of you, and that [fn]I may live on account of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:19 - “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister H269,’ so that I took her for myself as a wife? So now, [fn]here is your wife, take her and go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:2 - And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister H269.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:5 - “Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister H269’? And she herself also said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my [fn]hands I have done this.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:12 - “Besides, she actually is my sister H269, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - Now it happened, when he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s H269 [fn]wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister H269, saying, “[fn]This is what the man said to me,” he came out to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:59 - Thus they sent away their sister H269 Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham’s servant and his men.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,

“May you, our sister H269,

Become thousands of ten thousands,

And may your seed possess

The gate of those who hate him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the [fn]Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister H269 of Laban the [fn]Aramean, to be his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:7 - Then the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, “She is my sister H269,” for he was afraid to say, “my wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful in appearance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, surely she is your wife! How then did you say, ‘She is my sister H269’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:9 - and Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister H269 of Nebaioth, to be his wife, besides the wives that he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 -

So it happened that when Laban heard the report of Jacob his sister’s H269 son, he ran to meet him, and he embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he recounted to Laban all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 -

Then Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, so [fn]she became jealous of her sister H269; and she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - So Rachel said, “With [fn]mighty wrestlings I have [fn]wrestled with my sister H269, and I have indeed prevailed.” And she named him Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 -

But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, and thus they spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister H269.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - And they said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister H269 to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:27 - Jacob’s sons came upon the slain and plundered the city because they had defiled their sister H269.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:31 - But they said, “Should he [fn]treat our sister H269 as a harlot?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:3 - also Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, the sister H269 of Nebaioth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:22 - The sons of Lotan were Hori and [fn]Hemam; and Lotan’s sister H269 was Timna.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister H269 Serah. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:4 - And his sister H269 stood at a distance to know what would be done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:7 - Then his sister H269 said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call [fn]a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:23 -

And Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister H269 of Nahshon, as a wife, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:20 -

And Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister H269, took the tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with [fn]dancing.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:3 - “Five curtains shall be [fn]joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be [fn]joined to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:5 - “You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the [fn]edge of the curtain that is in the second [fn]set; the loops shall be opposite each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:6 - “You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and you shall [fn]join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the [fn]tabernacle will be a unit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:17 - There shall be two [fn]tenons for each board, [fn]fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - ‘The nakedness of your sister H269, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, [fn]born to your father, she is your sister H269; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister H269; she is your father’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister H269, for she is your mother’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - ‘And you shall not [fn]marry a woman in addition to [fn]her sister H269 [fn]as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 -

‘If there is a man who takes his sister H269, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s H269 nakedness; he bears his guilt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - ‘You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister H269 or of your father’s sister H269, for such a one has made naked his [fn]blood relative; they will bear their guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:3 - also for his virgin sister H269, who is near to him [fn]because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:7 - ‘He shall not defile himself for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister H269, when they die, because the Nazirite vow to his God is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have been hostile to you with their deceptive tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister H269 who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:59 -

And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister H269 Miriam.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:22 -

‘Cursed is he who lies with his sister H269, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:13 - and preserve my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters H269 alive, with all who belong to them, and deliver our [fn]lives from death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:2 - And her father said, “I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister H269 better than she? Please let her be yours [fn]instead.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:1 -

Now it happened afterwards that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister H269 whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:2 - And Amnon was so distressed because of his sister H269 Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin. So it was hard in Amnon’s sight to do anything to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:4 - And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Then Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, the sister H269 of my brother Absalom.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:5 - Jonadab then said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill; and your father will come to see you, and you will say to him, ‘Please let my sister H269 Tamar come and give me some food to eat, and let her prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat from her hand.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:6 - So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; and the king came to see him, and Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister H269 Tamar come and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”

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