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Lexicon :: Strong's H4446 - milkōṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1199c

Strong’s Definitions

מְלֶכֶת mᵉleketh, mel-eh'-keth; from H4427; a queen:—queen.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H4446 in the following manner: queen (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H4446 in the following manner: queen (5x).
  1. queen

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְלֶכֶת mᵉleketh, mel-eh'-keth; from H4427; a queen:—queen.
מְלֶ֫כֶת noun feminine queen (form difficult; compare Ol§ 147 dii, 169 n. GieJeremiah 7:18 BaNB 165, Anm. 2; ZMG xii. 1887, 606); — only construct הַשָּׁמַיִם מ׳ Jeremiah 7:18 + 4 times Jeremiah = queen of the heavens, a goddess; identification dubious; perhaps= Ištar, Venus, compare Schrbelow and others; (> = מְלֶאכֶת (Manuscripts), construct of מְלָאכָה (see לאך), worship of the heavens (CastLex. Syr.), or creative work of the heavens, collective = צְבָא הַשּׁ׳ host of heaven, Stabelow (compare Greek Version of the LXX); see SchrCOT Jeremiah 7:18; SBAk 1886, 477 ff., ZA iii. 1888, 353 ff., iv. 1889, 74 ff. StaZAW 1886,123 ff. 289 ff. KueGes. Abh. 186 ff. WeSkizzen iii. 38ZMG xli. 1889, 710 f. RSSemitic i. 57, 172 (ed. 2, 57, 189) GrünbZMG xiii.1888, 45); — only as worshipped by people of Jerusalem הַשּׁ׳ לַעֲשׂוֺת כַּוָּנִים לִמְ׳ Jeremiah 7:18 (|| הַסֵּךְ נְסָכִים לֵאלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים); הַשּׁ׳ לְקַטֵּר לִמ׳ Jeremiah 44:17, 18, 19, 25 (all || הַסֵּךְ לָהּ נְסָכִים).
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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4446 matches the Hebrew מִלְכֹּת (milkōṯ),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:18 - “The [fn]children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen H4446 of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:17 - “But rather we will certainly carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, [fn]by burning [fn]sacrifices to the queen H4446 of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of [fn]food and were well off and saw no [fn]misfortune.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:18 - “But since we stopped burning [fn]sacrifices to the queen H4446 of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have [fn]met our end by the sword and by famine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:19 - “And,” said the women, “when we were burning [fn]sacrifices to the queen H4446 of heaven and [fn]were pouring out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes [fn]in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:25 - thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, as follows: ‘As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, “We will certainly perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn [fn]sacrifices to the queen H4446 of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her.” [fn]Go ahead and confirm your vows, and certainly perform your vows!’

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