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Lexicon :: Strong's H3843 - lᵊḇēnâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Strong’s Definitions

לְבֵנָה lᵉbênâh, leb-ay-naw'; from H3835; a brick (from the whiteness of the clay):—(altar of) brick, tile.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H3843 in the following manner: brick (10x), tile (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H3843 in the following manner: brick (10x), tile (1x).
  1. tile, brick

    1. brick

    2. tile

    3. pavement

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לְבֵנָה lᵉbênâh, leb-ay-naw'; from H3835; a brick (from the whiteness of the clay):—(altar of) brick, tile.
STRONGS H3843: Abbreviations
לְבֵנָה noun feminine brick, tile (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic לְּבִינְתָּא bdb052704; Zinjirli לבן (?) DHMSendsch.37. 59; Assyrian libittu; Arabic bdb052705, bdb052706, bdb052707, bdb052708, bdb052709 (loan-words according to Frä4f.); according to Thes and most from whiteness of clay, or light colour of sun-baked bricks; so NöZMG xi,1886,735 LagBN 139; > others regard as Assyrian loan-word VOJi. 22ff.; in Assyrian a derivative from labânu, throw down, prostrate, is sought DlPr. 93f.(compare HWB 369)); — ל׳ Genesis 11:3; Ezekiel 4:1; construct לִבְנַת [H3840 Exodus 24:10]; plural לְבֵנִים Genesis 11:3 + 7 times; suffix מִלִּבְנֵיכֶם Exodus 5:19; —
1. brick, as building-material, Genesis 11:3 (singular collective; elsewhere plural) Genesis 11:3; Exodus 1:14; straw used in making Exodus 5:7, compare Exodus 5:8; Exodus 5:16; Exodus 5:18; Exodus 5:19; Isaiah 9:9 (figurative; as inferior to גָּזִית hewn stone); incense burnt on Isaiah 65:3 (= roof-tiles ? compare Che Di).
2. = tile, on which plan of city could be engraved (חקק) Ezekiel 4:1.
3. = pavement, [H3840 Exodus 24:10] (compare Di).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:3; 11:3; 11:3; 11:3


1:14; 5:7; 5:8; 5:16; 5:18; 5:19; 5:19


9:9; 65:3


4:1; 4:1


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3843 matches the Hebrew לְבֵנָה (lᵊḇēnâ),
which occurs 11 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, H3843 and burn them throughly. And they had brick H3843 for stone, and slime had they for morter.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, H3843 and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, H3843 as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - And the tale of the bricks, H3843 which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:16 - There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: H3843 and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:18 - Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. H3843
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:19 - And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks H3843 of your daily task.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 - The bricks H3843 are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:3 - A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; H3843
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:1 - Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, H3843 and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
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