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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.
† 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



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 - When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another,[fn]What H4478 is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - The house of Israel named it [fn]manna, H4478 and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omerful of manna H4478 in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:35 - The sons of Israel ate the manna H4478 forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna H4478 until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:6 - but now our [fn]appetite is gone. There is nothing at all [fn]to look at except this manna.” H4478
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:7 - Now the manna H4478 was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna H4478 would fall [fn]with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:3 - “He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna H4478 which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you [fn]understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - “In the wilderness He fed you manna H4478 which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you [fn]in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:12 - The manna H4478 ceased on the [fn]day after they had eaten some of the produce of the land, so that the sons of Israel no longer had manna, H4478 but they ate some of the yield of the land of Canaan during that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:20 - “You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,
Your manna H4478 You did not withhold from their mouth,
And You gave them water for their thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:24 - He rained down manna H4478 upon them to eat
And gave them [fn]food from heaven.

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