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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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TWOT Reference: 1074g

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 - Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick H3843 for stone, and they had tar for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - and they made their lives bitter with [fn]hard slave labor in mortar and bricks H3843 and in all kinds of slave labor in the field, all their slave labor which they brutally [fn]compelled them to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - “You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - “But the quota of bricks H3843 which they were making previously, you shall set upon them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they are crying out, ‘[fn]Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:16 - “There is no straw given to your slaves, yet they keep saying to us, ‘Make bricks H3843!’ And behold, your slaves are being beaten; but it is the [fn]sin of your own people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:18 - “So now, go and labor; but straw will not be given to you, yet you must deliver the quota of bricks H3843.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:19 - Then the foremen of the sons of Israel saw that they were in trouble [fn]because they were told, “You must not reduce [fn]your daily amount of bricks H3843.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 -

“The bricks H3843 have fallen down,

But we will rebuild with cut stones;

The sycamores have been cut in pieces,

But we will replace them with cedars.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:3 -

A people who continually provoke Me to My face,

Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks H3843,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:1 -

“Now as for you, son of man, get yourself a brick H3843, set it before you, and inscribe a city on it, Jerusalem.

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