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Lexicon :: Strong's H4478 - mān

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1208,1209

Strong’s Definitions

מָן mân, mawn; from H4100; literally a whatness (so to speak), i.e. manna (so called from the question about it):—manna.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H4478 in the following manner: manna (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H4478 in the following manner: manna (14x).
  1. manna

    1. the bread from Heaven that fed the Israelites for 40 years of wilderness wanderings

    2. means 'What is it?'

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָן mân, mawn; from H4100; literally a whatness (so to speak), i.e. manna (so called from the question about it):—manna.
STRONGS H4478: Abbreviations
† I. מָן noun masculineNumbers 11:9 manna (= Arabic bdb057702, known to Bedouin in Sinai Peninsula; a juice exuding in heavy drops from twigs (some say also the leaves) of Ṭarfa (Ṭŭrfa) tree (tamarix gallica mannifera) in West Sinai Peninsula, end of May and in June, sweet, sticky, honey-like; compare DiExodus 16:36 RobBRi. 75, 115, 590 EbGS 233 ff., 574 ff. SocZMG xxxiv. 1881, 254); — מ׳ absolute Exodus 16:15 + 12 times, suffix מַנֵךָ Nehemiah 9:20: — manna: מַההֿוּא יָֽךְעוּ לֹא כִּי הוּא מָן וַיּאֹמְרוּ Exodus 16:15; Exodus 16:31; Exodus 16:33; Exodus 16:35; Exodus 16:35; Numbers 11:6, 7, 9 (described Exodus 16:14, 31; Numbers 11:7; accompare dew Exodus 16:14; Numbers 11:9); ceased after Israel reached Canaan Joshua 5:12 (twice in verse); as 2nd accusativeהֶאֱכִילְךָ אֶתהַֿמָּן Deuteronomy 8:3, compare Deuteronomy 8:16 מָן לֶאֱכֹל וַיַּמְטֵר עֲלֵיהֶם Psalm 78:24; מִפִּיהֶם לֹאמָֿנַעְת וּמַנְךָ Nehemiah 9:20.

† II. מָן in Exodus 16:15 (with reference to the manna) יָֽדְעוּ לֹא כִּי הוּא מָן אֶלאָֿחִיו אִיש וַיּאֹמְרו מַההֿוּא, most probably 'What is it?' the question being intended as a popular etymology of מָן 'manna,' based upon the late Aramaic bdb057703 What ? (man is 'Who?' in Arabic, Aramaic מַן bdb057704), Mandaean (מאן), Ethiopic (manu), 'What?' in these dialects being bdb057705 מָה bdb057706 מָא (Ethiopic ment); מָן in the sense of 'What?' must correspond to the later Syriac bdb057707 contracted from bdb057708 Targum מָדֵין§ 68 WSG 125).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:14; 16:14; 16:15; 16:15; 16:15; 16:31; 16:31; 16:33; 16:35; 16:35; 16:36


11:6; 11:7; 11:7; 11:9; 11:9; 11:9


8:3; 8:16




9:20; 9:20



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Strong's Number H4478 matches the Hebrew מָן (mān),
which occurs 14 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:15 - And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: H4478 for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: H4478 and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna H4478 therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:35 - And the children of Israel did eat manna H4478 forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, H4478 until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:6 - But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, H4478 before our eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:7 - And the manna H4478 was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna H4478 fell upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:3 - And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, H4478 which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, H4478 which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:12 - And the manna H4478 ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna H4478 any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:20 - Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna H4478 from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 - And had rained down manna H4478 upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
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