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Lexicon :: Strong's H424 - 'ēlâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 45h

Strong’s Definitions

אֵלָה ʼêlâh, ay-law'; feminine of H352; an oak or other strong tree:—elm, oak, teil-tree.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H424 in the following manner: oak (11x), elm (1x), teil tree (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H424 in the following manner: oak (11x), elm (1x), teil tree (1x).
  1. terebinth, terebinth tree

  2. valley where David killed Goliath

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵלָה ʼêlâh, ay-law'; feminine of H352; an oak or other strong tree:—elm, oak, teil-tree.
STRONGS H424: Abbreviations
† I. אֵלָה noun feminine terebinth (= אֵילָה (?) see H352 IV. איל > StaGeschichte 455 who derives from אֵל = divine; but compare ib. on lack of clear distinction between אֵלָה, אֵלוֺן & אַלּוֺן) — Genesis 35:4 + 15 times + אֵילָה Genesis 49:21 (for MT אַיָּלָה see below) — terebinth = Pistacia terebinthus, Linn., a deciduous tree with pinnate leaves & red berries; occasional in Palestine; grows to great age; always of single tree; near Shechem Genesis 35:4 (E) compare † אַלָּה Joshua 24:26 (E, read אֵלָה ?), Ophrah Judges 6:11, 19; in Jabesh 1 Chronicles 10:12; tree in which Absalom was caught 2 Samuel 18:9 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 18:10, 14; see also 1 Kings 13:14; expressly of idol-shrine Hosea 4:13 (|| אַלּוֺן, לִבְנֶה) Ezekiel 6:13; as fading, withering, simile of Judah Isaiah 1:30; as hewn down, simile id. Isaiah 6:13 (|| אַלּוֺן); figurative of Naphtali אֵילָה שְׁלֻחָה Genesis 49:21 (Greek Version of the LXX Ew Ol Di > MT אַיָּלָה hind which see) a slender terebinth, see Di & compare II. אֵלָה; in topographic designation עֵמֶק הָא׳ 1 Samuel 17:2, 19; 1 Samuel 21:10 (see עֵמֶק).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


35:4; 35:4; 49:21; 49:21




6:11; 6:19

1 Samuel

17:2; 17:19; 21:10

2 Samuel

18:9; 18:10; 18:14

1 Kings


1 Chronicles



1:30; 6:13






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H424 matches the Hebrew אֵלָה ('ēlâ),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which [fn]they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak H424 which was near Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 -

Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the [fn]oak H424 that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:19 -

Then Gideon went in and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from an [fn]ephah of flour; he put the meat in a basket [fn]and the broth in a pot, and brought them out to him under the [fn]oak H424 and presented them.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 -

Now Absalom encountered the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the branches of a massive oak H424. Then his head caught firmly in the oak H424, and he was [fn]left hanging between the sky and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:10 - When a certain man saw him, he informed Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak H424.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:14 - Then Joab said, “I will not [fn]waste time here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the [fn]midst of the oak H424.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:14 - So he went after the man of God and found him sitting under [fn]an oak H424; and he said to him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” And he said, “I am.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:12 - all the valiant men got up and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh; and they buried their bones under the oak H424 in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:30 -

For you will be like an [fn]oak H424 whose leaf withers away,

Or like a garden that has no water.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:13 -

“Yet there will still be a tenth portion in it,

And it will again be subject to burning,

Like a terebinth H424 or an oak

Whose stump remains when it is cut down.

The holy seed is its stump.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:13 - “Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their dead are among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, under every leafy tree and under every massive H424 oak H424 with thick branches—the places where they offered a soothing aroma to all their idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 -

They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains

And [fn]burn incense on the hills,

Under oak, poplar, and terebinth H424,

Because their shade is pleasant.

Therefore your daughters play the prostitute,

And your [fn]brides commit adultery.

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