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Lexicon :: Strong's H4634 - maʿărāḵâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1694d

Strong’s Definitions

מַעֲרָכָה maʻărâkâh, mah-ar-aw-kaw'; feminine of H4633; an arrangement; concretely, a pile; specifically a military array:—army, fight, be set in order, ordered place, rank, row.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H4634 in the following manner: army (15x), fight (1x), order (1x), place (1x), rank (1x), rows (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H4634 in the following manner: army (15x), fight (1x), order (1x), place (1x), rank (1x), rows (1x).
  1. row, rank, battle-line

    1. battle-line

    2. rank

    3. row

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַעֲרָכָה maʻărâkâh, mah-ar-aw-kaw'; feminine of H4633; an arrangement; concretely, a pile; specifically a military array:—army, fight, be set in order, ordered place, rank, row.
STRONGS H4634: Abbreviations
מַעֲרָכָה noun feminine row, rank, battle-line; —
a. מ׳ battle-line 1 Samuel 4:2, 12, 16 (twice in verse); וַיָּ֑רָץ הַמּ׳ 1 Samuel 17:22 and he ran to the battle-line, so 1 Samuel 17:28 (on reference here to Israel's line of. HPS), לפְרַאת מ׳ מ׳ 1 Samuel 17:21; עֹדְרֵי מ׳ 1 Chronicles 12:39 (van d. H. 1 Chronicles 12:38); nearly= battle הַחַיִל הַאיּצֵא אֶלהַֿמּ׳ 1 Samuel 17:20.
b. plural ranks = army; construct מַעַרְכוֺת יִשׂ׳ 1 Samuel 17:10, 45, מַעַרְכֹת יִשׂ׳ 1 Samuel 17:8; מ׳ אֱלּהִים חַיִּים 1 Samuel 17:26; 1 Samuel 17:36; פְּלִשְׁתִּם מ׳ 1 Samuel 23:3; and 1 Samuel 17:23 Qr, so Greek Version of the LXXA (verse omitted by B) Vulgate Targum; singular LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Syriac Version (> Kt H4630 מערות).
2. נֵרוֺת הַמַּעֲרָכָה Exodus 39:37 lamps of the row, i.e. arranged in a row.
** 3. order, arrangement: בַּמּ׳ Judges 6:26 in the (proper or usual) arrangement of an alter, compare עָרַךְ 1 a Numbers 23:4 of altar.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs







1 Samuel

4:2; 4:12; 4:16; 17:8; 17:10; 17:20; 17:21; 17:22; 17:23; 17:26; 17:28; 17:36; 17:45; 23:3

1 Chronicles

12:38; 12:39


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4634 matches the Hebrew מַעֲרָכָה (maʿărāḵâ),
which occurs 20 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:37 - The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order, H4634 and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - And thou shalt set them in two rows, H4634 six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, H4634 and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army H4634 in the field about four thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:12 - And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, H4634 and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:16 - And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, H4634 and I fled to day out of the army. H4634 And he said, What is there done, my son?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:8 - And he stood and cried unto the armies H4634 of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:10 - And the Philistine said, I defy the armies H4634 of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, H4634 and shouted for the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 - For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army H4634 against army. H4634
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, H4634 and came and saluted his brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:23 - And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies H4634 of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:26 - And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies H4634 of the living God?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies H4634 of the living God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:45 - Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies H4634 of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army H4634 to meet the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:3 - And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies H4634 of the Philistines?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:38 - All these men of war, that could keep rank, H4634 came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
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