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Lexicon :: Strong's H5045 - neḡeḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be parched
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TWOT Reference: 1288a

Strong’s Definitions

נֶגֶב negeb, neh'-gheb; from an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine):—south (country, side, -ward).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x

The KJV translates Strong's H5045 in the following manner: south (89x), southward (16x), south side (5x), south country (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x
The KJV translates Strong's H5045 in the following manner: south (89x), southward (16x), south side (5x), south country (2x).
  1. south-country, Nekeb, south

    1. south-country

      1. region of southern Judah, boundaries not specific

    2. south

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶגֶב negeb, neh'-gheb; from an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine):—south (country, side, -ward).
STRONGS H5045: Abbreviations
נֶ֫גֶב noun [masculine]] south-country, Negeb, south (compare LagBN 78); — נ׳ absolute Genesis 20:1 +; construct Joshua 11:2 +; נֶ֫גְבָּה Genesis 13:14 +; —
1. south-country, i.e.
a. specifically the region south of Judah, boundaries not exactly defined (see cities in it Joshua 15:21-32), but with from hills south of Hebron to Kadesh, אֶרֶץ הַנּ׳ Genesis 20:1 (E), Genesis 24:62 (J), Numbers 13:29 (JE), Judges 1:15; Joshua 15:19; almost = proper name הַנּ׳, הַנֶּ֫גְבָּה, Genesis 12:9; Genesis 13:1; Numbers 13:17, 22; Numbers 21:1 (all J), Deuteronomy 34:3 (JE), Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 10:40; Joshua 11:16; Joshua 12:8 (all D), Numbers 33:40; Joshua 15:21 (both P), Judges 1:9; 1 Samuel 20:41 (but read הָאַרְגָּב, i.e. the mound Greek Version of the LXX (ἀργαβ) Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu HPS), Jeremiah 13:19; Jeremiah 17:26; Jeremiah 32:44; Jeremiah 33:13; Zechariah 7:7; Obadiah 20; Psalm 126:4 (simile), Ezekiel 21:3a (= Judah); נ׳ (no article) Genesis 13:3 (J), 1 Samuel 30:1; Isaiah 30:6 (compare Di); of particular districts in the Negeb: עֲרָד נ׳ Judges 1:16 (compare GFM), יהוּדָה נ׳ etc. 1 Samuel 27:10 (3 times in verse) (compare Dr), 1 Samuel 30:14 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 24:7; 2 Chronicles 28:18; see also Zechariah 14:10; רָמַת נ׳ Joshua 19:8, רָמוֺת נ׳ 1 Samuel 30:27; collective with plural verb = people of south-land Obadiah 19.
b. land south of Babylon Isaiah 21:1 (compare Di).
c. = Egypt Daniel 11:5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 25 (twice in verse); Daniel 11:29, 40 (see Meinh Bev Behrm, compare Daniel 11:43).
2. hence south (opposed to north, east, west) Genesis 13:14; Genesis 28:14 (both J), Joshua 17:10 (P), 1 Kings 7:25 2 Chronicles 4:4; 1 Chronicles 9:24; 1 Chronicles 26:15, 17 (compare 1 Chronicles 26:14; 1 Chronicles 26:16; 1 Chronicles 26:18), Ezekiel 21:3b; Ezekiel 21:9; Daniel 8:4, 9, further 1 Kings 7:39; Zechariah 14:4; מְּאַת נֶ֫גְבָּה תֵּימָ֫נָה Exodus 26:18, compare Exodus 27:9; Exodus 36:23; Exodus 38:9; Exodus 40:24 (of south side of tabernacle); שַׁ֫עַר נ׳ Ezekiel 46:9 (twice in verse); מְּאַת נ׳ south side or border Numbers 34:3; Numbers 35:5; Joshua 18:15 (all P), Ezekiel 47:19, cf Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:16, 28, 33; גְּבוּל נ׳ south boundary Numbers 34:3; Joshua 15:2, 4; Joshua 18:19 (all P), compare מִנֶּ֫גֶב לְ (הַגְּבוּל) on the south of Numbers 34:4 (twice in verse); Joshua 15:3 (לְ אֶלמִֿנּ׳), Joshua 15:3; Joshua 15:7; Joshua 18:3 (all P), Judges 21:19; מִנּ׳ absolute on the south Joshua 18:5 (JE), Joshua 19:34 (P), 1 Samuel 14:5; Ezekiel 40:2; כֶּ֫תֶף הַיְבוּסִי מִנּ׳ Joshua 15:8, compare Joshua 18:13, 16 (all P); נֶ֫גְבָּה Joshua 15:1, 2; Joshua 18:14 (twice in verse); Joshua 18:19 (all P), 2 Chronicles 4:10; Ezekiel 21:2 (Co; HCT נגב) Ezekiel 48:10, 17; נֶ֫גְבָּה לְ Joshua 17:9 (P). — For בִּנְּרוֺת נ׳ Joshua 11:2 read נֶגֶד (Greek Version of the LXX Di).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:9; 13:1; 13:3; 13:14; 13:14; 20:1; 20:1; 24:62; 28:14


26:18; 27:9; 36:23; 38:9; 40:24


13:17; 13:22; 13:29; 21:1; 33:40; 34:3; 34:3; 34:4; 35:5


1:7; 34:3


10:40; 11:2; 11:2; 11:16; 12:8; 15:1; 15:2; 15:2; 15:3; 15:3; 15:4; 15:7; 15:8; 15:19; 15:21; 15:21; 15:22; 15:23; 15:24; 15:25; 15:26; 15:27; 15:28; 15:29; 15:30; 15:31; 15:32; 17:9; 17:10; 18:3; 18:5; 18:13; 18:14; 18:15; 18:16; 18:19; 18:19; 19:8; 19:34


1:9; 1:15; 1:16; 21:19

1 Samuel

14:5; 20:41; 27:10; 30:1; 30:14; 30:27

2 Samuel


1 Kings

7:25; 7:39

1 Chronicles

9:24; 26:14; 26:15; 26:16; 26:17; 26:18

2 Chronicles

4:4; 4:10; 28:18




21:1; 30:6


13:19; 17:26; 32:44; 33:13


21:2; 21:3; 21:3; 21:9; 40:2; 46:9; 47:19; 47:19; 48:10; 48:16; 48:17; 48:28; 48:33


8:4; 8:9; 11:5; 11:6; 11:9; 11:14; 11:15; 11:25; 11:29; 11:40; 11:43


1:19; 1:20


7:7; 14:4; 14:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5045 matches the Hebrew נֶגֶב (neḡeḇ),
which occurs 111 times in 97 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:9–1Sa 20:41)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the [fn]Negev. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:1 - So Abram went up from Egypt to the [fn]Negev, H5045 he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - He went [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev H5045 as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 - The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward H5045 and eastward and westward;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 - Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the [fn]Negev, H5045 and [fn]settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:62 - Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he [fn]was living in the [fn]Negev. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - “Your [fn]descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will [fn]spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; H5045 and in you and in your [fn]descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:18 - “You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [fn]for the south side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:9 - “You shall make the court of the [fn]tabernacle. [fn]On the south H5045 side there shall be hangings for the court of fine twisted linen one hundred cubits long for one side;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:23 - He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [fn]for the south H5045 side;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:9 - Then he made the court: [fn]for the south H5045 side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south H5045 side of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:17 - When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, “Go up [fn]there into the [fn]Negev; H5045 then go up into the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:22 - When they had gone up into the Negev, H5045 [fn]they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the [fn]descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - “Amalek is living in the land of the Negev H5045 and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the [fn]Negev, H5045 heard that Israel was coming by the way of [fn]Atharim, then he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:40 - Now the Canaanite, the king of Arad [fn]who lived in the [fn]Negev H5045 in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - ‘Your southern H5045 [fn]sector shall [fn]extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern H5045 border shall [fn]extend from the end of the Salt Sea eastward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - ‘Then your border shall turn direction from the south H5045 to the ascent of Akrabbim and [fn]continue to Zin, and its [fn]termination shall be to the south H5045 of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall [fn]reach Hazaraddar and [fn]continue to Azmon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:5 - “You shall also measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south H5045 side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits, with the city in the center. This shall become theirs as pasture lands for the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:7 - ‘Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the [fn]Negev H5045 and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - and the [fn]Negev H5045 and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:40 - Thus Joshua struck all the land, the hill country and the [fn]Negev H5045 and the lowland and the slopes and all their kings. He left no survivor, but he [fn]utterly destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:2 - and to the kings who were of the north in the hill country, and in the Arabah—south H5045 of [fn]Chinneroth and in the lowland and on the [fn]heights of Dor on the west
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:16 - Thus Joshua took all that land: the hill country and all the [fn]Negev, H5045 all that land of Goshen, the lowland, the Arabah, the hill country of Israel and its lowland
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:8 - in the hill country, in the lowland, in the Arabah, on the slopes, and in the wilderness, and in the [fn]Negev; H5045 the Hittite, the Amorite and the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - Now the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families [fn]reached the border of Edom, southward H5045 to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - Their south H5045 border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - Then it proceeded southward H5045 to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin, then went up by the south H5045 of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron, and went up to Addar and turned about to Karka.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - It continued to Azmon and proceeded to the [fn]brook of Egypt, and the [fn]border ended at the sea. This shall be your south H5045 border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south H5045 of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and [fn]it ended at En-rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south H5045 (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - Then she said, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the [fn]Negev, H5045 give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south H5045 were Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - The border went down to the [fn]brook of Kanah, southward H5045 of the [fn]brook (these cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh), and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the [fn]brook and [fn]it ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:10 - The south H5045 side H5045 belonged to Ephraim and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was [fn]their border; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - “They shall divide it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, H5045 and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:13 - From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; H5045 and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south H5045 of lower Beth-horon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:14 - The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward, H5045 from the hill which lies before Beth-horon southward; H5045 and [fn]it ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city of the sons of Judah. This was the west side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:15 - Then the south H5045 side was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went westward and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:16 - The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the valley of Ben-hinnom, which is in the valley of Rephaim northward; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom, to the slope of the Jebusite southward, H5045 and went down to En-rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:19 - The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the [fn]border ended at the north bay of the Salt Sea, at the south H5045 end of the Jordan. This was the south H5045 border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:8 - and all the villages which were around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah H5045 of the [fn]Negev. H5045 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:34 - Then the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and proceeded from there to Hukkok; and it reached to Zebulun on the south H5045 and [fn]touched Asher on the west, and to Judah at the Jordan toward the [fn]east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:9 - Afterward the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country and in the [fn]Negev H5045 and in the lowland.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:15 - She said to him, “Give me a blessing, since you have given me the land of the [fn]Negev, H5045 give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:16 - The [fn]descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the city of palms with the sons of Judah, to the wilderness of Judah which is in the south H5045 of Arad; and they went and lived with the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - So they said, “Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south H5045 side H5045 of Lebonah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:5 - The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south H5045 opposite Geba.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - When the lad was gone, David rose from the south H5045 side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more.

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