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Lexicon :: Strong's H2796 - ḥārāš

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 760a

Strong’s Definitions

חָרָשׁ chârâsh, khaw-rawsh'; from H2790; a fabricator or any material:—artificer, (+) carpenter, craftsman, engraver, maker, mason, skilful, (+) smith, worker, workman, such as wrought.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H2796 in the following manner: carpenter (11x), workman (6x), craftsman (4x), engraver (3x), artificers (2x), smith (2x), makers (1x), skilful (1x), smith (with H1270) (1x), workers (1x), wrought (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H2796 in the following manner: carpenter (11x), workman (6x), craftsman (4x), engraver (3x), artificers (2x), smith (2x), makers (1x), skilful (1x), smith (with H1270) (1x), workers (1x), wrought (1x).
  1. craftsman, artisan, engraver, graver, artificer

    1. graver, artificer

    2. skilful to destroy (warriors) (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָרָשׁ chârâsh, khaw-rawsh'; from H2790; a fabricator or any material:—artificer, (+) carpenter, craftsman, engraver, maker, mason, skilful, (+) smith, worker, workman, such as wrought.
STRONGS H2796: Abbreviations
חָרָשׁ noun masculineExodus 38:23 graver, artificer (Phoenician חרש) — absolute ח׳ (=*חַרָּשׁ) Exodus 35:35 + 14 times; construct חָרַשׁ Exodus 28:11 + 2 times; plural חָֽרָשִׁים Hosea 13:2 + 7 times; חֲרָשִׁים 1 Chronicles 4:14 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 11:35 (see below); construct חָֽרָשֵׁי 2 Samuel 5:11 + 6 times; —
1. graver, artificer:
a. worker in metal 1 Samuel 13:19; Hosea 8:6; Hosea 13:2; Deuteronomy 27:15; Jeremiah 10:9 (|| צֹרֵף), Isaiah 40:19 (|| id.), Isaiah 54:16; 1 Chronicles 29:5; בַּרְזֶל ח׳ Isaiah 44:12; 2 Chronicles 24:12; perhaps also Isaiah 41:7 (+ צֹרֵף); apparently=hammer Zechariah 2:3 (symbolic).
b. worker in wood עֵץ ח׳ 2 Samuel 5:111 Chronicles 14:1 (עֵצִים), 2 Kings 12:12; 2 Kings 22:6 2 Chronicles 34:11; Jeremiah 10:3; Isaiah 40:20; Isaiah 44:13 (see also 1 Chronicles 22:15 below); perhaps also Ezra 3:7; 2 Chronicles 24:12 (both || חצב).
c. worker in stone אֶבֶן קִיר ח׳ 2 Samuel 5:111 Chronicles 14:1 (omitted אבן); also of engraving on gems אבן ח׳ Exodus 28:11 (P; || מִּתּוּחֵי חֹתָם); see also following
d. in general אֶבֶן וָעֵץ ח׳ 1 Chronicles 22:15; idol-maker צִירִים ח׳ Isaiah 45:16, compare Isaiah 44:11 (also Isaiah 44:12; Isaiah 44:13 above), 2 Kings 24:14, 16; Jeremiah 24:1; Jeremiah 29:2 (all || מַסְגֵּר), Exodus 35:35; Exodus 38:23 (both P; both || חשֵׁב). In גֵּיא חֲרָשִׁים 1 Chronicles 4:14, גֵּי הַחֲ׳ Nehemiah 11:35 valley of (the) artificers, and חֲרָשִׁים artificers 1 Chronicles 4:14, ח has ֲ֯ exceptionally, see Ol§ 183 aii, § 60. 5; read חָֽרָשִׁים ?
2. figurative מַשְׁחִית ח׳ Ezekiel 21:36 men skilled to destroy.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:11; 28:11; 35:35; 35:35; 38:23; 38:23



1 Samuel


2 Samuel

5:11; 5:11; 5:11

2 Kings

12:12; 22:6; 24:14; 24:16

1 Chronicles

4:14; 4:14; 4:14; 14:1; 14:1; 22:15; 22:15; 29:5

2 Chronicles

24:12; 24:12; 34:11




11:35; 11:35


40:19; 40:20; 41:7; 44:11; 44:12; 44:12; 44:13; 44:13; 45:16; 54:16


10:3; 10:9; 24:1; 29:2


8:6; 13:2; 13:2




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2796 matches the Hebrew חָרָשׁ (ḥārāš),
which occurs 36 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:11 - With the work of an engraver H2796 in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:35 - Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, H2796 and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:23 - And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, H2796 and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, H2796 and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:19 - Now there was no smith H2796 found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:11 - And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, H2796 and masons: and they built David an house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:11 - And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters H2796 and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:6 - Unto carpenters, H2796 and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:14 - And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen H2796 and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:16 - And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen H2796 and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:1 - Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, H2796 to build him an house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:15 - Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers H2796 of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:5 - The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. H2796 And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:12 - And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters H2796 to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought H2796 iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:11 - Even to the artificers H2796 and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:7 - They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; H2796 and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:19 - The workman H2796 melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:20 - He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman H2796 to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:7 - So the carpenter H2796 encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:11 - Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, H2796 they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 - The smith H2796 with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:13 - The carpenter H2796 stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:16 - They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers H2796 of idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:16 - Behold, I have created the smith H2796 that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:3 - For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, H2796 with the axe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:9 - Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, H2796 and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:1 - The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters H2796 and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:2 - (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, H2796 and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:31 - And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful H2796 to destroy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:6 - For from Israel was it also: the workman H2796 made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: H2796 they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:20 - And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. H2796
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