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Lexicon :: Strong's H4634 - maʿărāḵâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
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 gold lampstand, [fn]with its arrangement H4634 of lamps and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:6 - “You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly H4634 manner, H4634 and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - The Philistines drew up in battle array to meet Israel. When the battle spread, Israel was [fn]defeated before the Philistines who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield. H4634
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:12 - Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle H4634 line H4634 and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes torn and [fn]dust on his head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:16 - The man said to Eli, “I am the one who came from the battle H4634 line. H4634 Indeed, I escaped from the battle H4634 line H4634 today.” And he said, “How did things go, my son?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:8 - He stood and shouted to the ranks H4634 of Israel and said to them, “Why do you come out to draw up in battle array? Am I not the Philistine and you servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:10 - Again the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks H4634 of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the army was going out in battle H4634 array H4634 shouting the war cry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 - Israel and the Philistines drew up in battle array, army H4634 against army. H4634
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - Then David left his baggage in the [fn]care of the baggage keeper, and ran to the battle H4634 line H4634 and entered in order to greet his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:23 - As he was talking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine from Gath named Goliath, was coming up from the army H4634 of the Philistines, and he spoke these same words; and David heard them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:26 - Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies H4634 of the living God?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - “Your servant has [fn]killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies H4634 of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:45 - Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies H4634 of Israel, whom you have taunted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle H4634 line H4634 to meet the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:3 - But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks H4634 of the Philistines?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:38 - All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle H4634 formation, H4634 came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.

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