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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 - And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I[fn] may live because of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:19 - “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:2 - Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:5 - “Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she, even she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:12 - “But indeed she is truly my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - So it came to pass, when he saw the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “Thus the man spoke to me,” that he went to the man. And there he stood by the camels at the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:59 - So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed Rebekah and said to her:

“Our sister, may you become
The mother of thousands of ten thousands;
And may your descendants possess
The gates of those who hate them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:7 - And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, “She is my sister”; for he was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” because he thought, “lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:9 - So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - Then it came to pass, when Laban heard the report about Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him to his house. So he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 - Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - Then Rachel said, “With great wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed.” So she called his name Naphtali.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - But the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, and spoke deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - And they said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:27 - The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:31 - But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a harlot?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:3 - and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:22 - And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam.[fn] Lotan’s sister was Timna.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:17 - The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:4 - And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:7 - Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:23 - Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:20 - Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:3 - “Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:5 - “Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is on the end of the second set, that the loops may be clasped to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:6 - “And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains together with the clasps, so that it may be one tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:17 - “Two tenons shall be in each board for binding one to another. Thus you shall make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - ‘The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten by your father—she is your sister—you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is near of kin to your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is near of kin to your mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - ‘Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - ‘If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness. He shall bear his guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister, for that would uncover his near of kin. They shall bear their guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:3 - ‘also his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband, for her he may defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:7 - ‘He shall not make himself unclean even for his father or his mother, for his brother or his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - “for they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:59 - The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:22 - ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:13 - “and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:2 - Her father said, “I really thought that you thoroughly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister better than she? Please, take her instead.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:1 - After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:2 - Amnon was so distressed over his sister Tamar that he became sick; for she was a virgin. And it was improper for Amnon to do anything to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:4 - And he said to him, “Why are you, the king’s son, becoming thinner day after day? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:5 - So Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me food, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:6 - Then Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; and when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let Tamar my sister come and make a couple of cakes for me in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”

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