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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 - So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put [fn]under his head and set it up as a pillar H4676 and poured oil on its top.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:22 - “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, H4676 will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - ‘I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, H4676 where you made a vow to Me; now arise, [fn]leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:45 - Then Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - Laban said to Jacob, “Behold this heap and behold the pillar H4676 which I have set between [fn]you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:52 - “This heap is a witness, and the pillar H4676 is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar H4676 to me, for harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:14 - Jacob set up a pillar H4676 in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar H4676 of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:20 - Jacob set up a pillar H4676 over her grave; that is the pillar H4676 of Rachel’s grave to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - “You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars H4676 in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar [fn]at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars H4676 for the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:13 - “But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars H4676 and cut down their [fn]Asherim
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - ‘You shall not make for yourselves [fn]idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, H4676 nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down [fn]to it; for I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - “But thus you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, H4676 and hew down their [fn]Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars H4676 and burn their [fn]Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:22 - “You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar H4676 which the LORD your God hates.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:23 - For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars H4676 and [fn]Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:2 - He did evil in the sight of the LORD, though not like his father and his mother; for he put away the sacred pillar H4676 of Baal which his father had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:26 - They brought out the sacred pillars H4676 of the house of Baal and burned them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - They also broke down the sacred pillar H4676 of Baal and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:10 - They set for themselves sacred pillars H4676 and [fn]Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars H4676 and cut down the [fn]Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called [fn]Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - He broke in pieces the sacred pillars H4676 and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, H4676 cut down the [fn]Asherim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the pillars H4676 in pieces, cut down the [fn]Asherim and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, [fn]until they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:19 - In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar H4676 to the LORD near its border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:13 - “He will also shatter the [fn]obelisks H4676 of [fn]Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:11 - “With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars H4676 will come down to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:4 - For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar H4676 and without ephod or [fn]household idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:1 - Israel is a [fn]luxuriant vine;
He produces fruit for himself.
The more his fruit,
The more altars he made;
The [fn]richer his land,
The better [fn]he made the sacred pillars. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:2 - Their heart is [fn]faithless;
Now they must bear their guilt.
[fn]The LORD will break down their altars
And destroy their sacred pillars. H4676
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:13 - “I will cut off your carved images
And your sacred pillars H4676 from among you,
So that you will no longer bow down
To the work of your hands.
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