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Lexicon :: Strong's H4676 - maṣṣēḇâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
(causatively) participle of נָצַב (H5324)
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TWOT Reference: 1398g

Strong’s Definitions

מַצֵּבָה matstsêbâh, mats-tsay-baw'; feminine (causatively) participle of H5324; something stationed, i.e. a column or (memorial stone); by analogy, an idol:—garrison, (standing) image, pillar.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H4676 in the following manner: image (19x), pillar (12x), garrisons (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H4676 in the following manner: image (19x), pillar (12x), garrisons (1x).
  1. pillar, mastaba, stump

    1. pillar

      1. as monument, personal memorial

      2. with an altar

    2. stock, stump (of tree)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַצֵּבָה matstsêbâh, mats-tsay-baw'; feminine (causatively) participle of H5324; something stationed, i.e. a column or (memorial stone); by analogy, an idol:—garrison, (standing) image, pillar.
STRONGS H4676: Abbreviations
מַצֵּבָה, [H4678 מַצֶּ֫בֶת] noun feminine pillar, maṣṣēbā, stump; — absolute מַצֵּבָה Hosea 3:4 +,מַצֶּ֫בֶת [H4678 2 Samuel 18:18a] (read הַמּ׳ Greek Version of the LXX Dr Bu Kit), [H4678 2 Samuel 18:18b Isaiah 6:13], construct מַצְּבַת 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:27, מַצֶּ֫בֶת [H4678 Genesis 35:14, Genesis 35:20; suffix מַצַּבְתָּהּ H4678 Isaiah 6:13]; plural absolute מַצֵּבוֺת 1 Kings 14:28, construct מַצְּבוֺת 2 Kings 10:26, etc.; —
a. pillar, as monument, personal memorial 2 Samuel 18:18 (twice in verse).
b. a stone, set up (שׂים, הציב), and anointed as memorial of divine appearance Genesis 28:18, 22; Genesis 31:13 (all E), Genesis 35:14 (J); so also Genesis 33:20 (E), where insert מ׳, or read מ׳ for MT מִזְבֵּחַ (We Di NowArchaeology ii.18), set up (שׂים), הרים, חציב in token of an agreement Genesis 31:45, 51, 52 (twice in verse) (all E); over grave Genesis 35:20 (twice in verse).
c. especially of sacred stones or pillars in connection with altar, erected (בנה) by Moses Exodus 24:4 (E; 12 pillars), Hosea 3:4; Hosea 10:1, 2; Isaiah 19:19; conjecture also 2 Kings 12:10 for MT מִזְבֵּחַ StaZAW v (1885), 296 NowArchaeology l.c., but dubious, see Benzon the passage; (usually + אֲשֵׁרִים etc.): of Canaanites Exodus 23:24 (E), Exodus 34:13 (J), Deuteronomy 7:5; Deuteronomy 12:3 compare הַבַּלְַ מ׳ 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:26, 27; Tyre, עֻזֵּךְ מ׳, Ezekiel 26:11, of obelisks of Heliopolis in Egypt; condemned for Israel by Deuteronomic code, and Deuteronomist redaction of Kings: Deuteronomy 16:22; 2 Kings 14:23; 2 Kings 17:10; 2 Kings 18:4; 2 Kings 23:14; 2 Chronicles 14:2; 2 Chronicles 31:1; compare Micah 5:12; Leviticus 26:1 (H). — On maṣṣēbā see further NowArchaeology ii.18 f. BenzArchaeology 380 f. DrDeuteronomy 16:21f. WeSkizzen iii. 99, 165 RSSem. i. 184 ff. 437. f; 2d ed. 204 ff. 456 f.; K. 50. **On this see also LagrangeÉtudes Bibl. 197 ff. and review by BauZMG lvii (1903), 830; also GFMEB MASSEBAH StaBib. Theol. i. § 55 OCWhitehouseHast. DB PILLAR. —
[H5324 Judges 9:6] see [נָצַב] Hoph.]
2. stock, stump of tree Isaiah 6:13a (in simile), so Isaiah 6:13b (figurative; but probably strike out as gloss).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:18; 28:22; 31:13; 31:45; 31:51; 31:52; 33:20; 35:14; 35:20


23:24; 24:4; 34:13




7:5; 12:3; 16:21; 16:22

2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings

3:2; 3:2; 10:26; 10:26; 10:27; 10:27; 12:10; 14:23; 17:10; 18:4; 23:14

2 Chronicles

14:2; 31:1


6:13; 6:13; 19:19




3:4; 3:4; 10:1; 10:2




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4676 matches the Hebrew מַצֵּבָה (maṣṣēḇâ),
which occurs 32 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, H4676 and poured oil upon the top of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:22 - And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, H4676 shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, H4676 and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:45 - And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, H4676 which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:52 - This heap be witness, and this pillar H4676 be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar H4676 unto me, for harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:14 - And Jacob set up a pillar H4676 in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:20 - And Jacob set a pillar H4676 upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, H4676 according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:13 - But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, H4676 and cut down their groves:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, H4676 neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, H4676 and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, H4676 and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:22 - Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; H4676 which the LORD thy God hateth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:23 - For they also built them high places, and images, H4676 and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:2 - And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image H4676 of Baal that his father had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:26 - And they brought forth the images H4676 out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - And they brake down the image H4676 of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:10 - And they set them up images H4676 and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places, and brake the images, H4676 and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - And he brake in pieces the images, H4676 and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, H4676 and cut down the groves:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images H4676 in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:19 - In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar H4676 at the border thereof to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:13 - He shall break also the images H4676 of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:11 - With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons H4676 shall go down to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:4 - For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, H4676 and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:1 - Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:2 - Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:13 - Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images H4676 out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
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