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Lexicon :: Strong's H5516 - sîsrā'

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
Strong’s Definitions

סִיסְרָא Çîyçᵉrâʼ, see-ser-aw'; of uncertain derivation; Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim:—Sisera.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H5516 in the following manner: Sisera (21x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H5516 in the following manner: Sisera (21x).
  1. Sisera = "battle array"

    1. the conquering general under king Jabin of Hazor and slain by Jael

    2. ancestor of a family of temple slaves who returned from exile with Zerubbabel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סִיסְרָא Çîyçᵉrâʼ, see-ser-aw'; of uncertain derivation; Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim:—Sisera.
STRONGS H5516: Abbreviations
סִיסְרָא 21 proper name, masculine (GFMJudges 4:2; PAOS xix (1898), 160 compare Hittite names in -sira);—
1. general of Jabin, king of Hazor Judges 4:2 + 12 times Judges 4; apparently himself king Judges 5:20, 26, 28, 30; compare 1 Samuel 12:9; Psalm 83:10; — on ס׳ see GFMJu, 107 ff.; PAOS l.c.; Greek Version of the LXX Σ(ε)ισαρα.
†2. בְּנֵיסִֿיסְרָא returned exiles, Ezra 2:53 = Nehemiah 7:55; Greek Version of the LXX Σεισαραθ, Σισαρα, etc.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4; 4:2; 4:2; 5:20; 5:26; 5:28; 5:30

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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5516 matches the Hebrew סִיסְרָא (sîsrā'),
which occurs 21 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:2 - And Yahweh sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera H5516, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:7 - ‘And I will draw out to you Sisera H5516, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his [fn]many troops to the river Kishon, and I will give him into your hand.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - So she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for Yahweh will sell Sisera H5516 into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:12 -

Then they told Sisera H5516 that Barak the son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:13 - So Sisera H5516 called together all his chariots, 900 iron chariots, and all the people who were with him, from Harosheth-hagoyim to the river Kishon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:14 - And Deborah said to Barak, “Arise! For this is the day in which Yahweh has given Sisera H5516 into your hand; has not Yahweh gone out before you?” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:15 - And Yahweh threw Sisera H5516 and all his chariots and all his camp into confusion with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera H5516 came down from his chariot and fled away on foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:16 - But Barak pursued the chariots and all those in the camp as far as Harosheth-hagoyim, and all the camp of Sisera H5516 fell by the edge of the sword; not even one remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:17 -

Now Sisera H5516 fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:18 - And Jael went out to meet Sisera H5516 and said to him, “Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me! Do not be afraid.” And he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a [fn]rug.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:22 - Now behold, Barak was pursuing Sisera H5516, and Jael came out to meet him and said to him, “Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking.” And he entered [fn]with her, and behold, Sisera H5516 was lying dead with the tent peg in his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:20 -

“The stars fought from heaven;

From their courses they fought against Sisera H5516.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:26 -

“She sent forth her hand for the tent peg,

And her right hand for the workmen’s hammer.

Then she beat Sisera H5516; she smashed his head,

And she crushed and pierced his temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:28 -

“Out of the window she looked and lamented,

The mother of Sisera H5516 through the [fn]lattice,

‘Why does his chariot delay in coming?

Why do the [fn]hoofbeats of his chariots tarry?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -

‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil?

A maiden, two maidens for every mighty man;

To Sisera H5516 a spoil of dyed work,

A spoil of dyed work embroidered,

Dyed work of double embroidery on the [fn]neck of the spoil?’

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:9 - “But they forgot Yahweh their God, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera H5516, commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:53 -

the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera H5516, the sons of Temah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:55 -

the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera H5516, the sons of Temah,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:9 -

Do to them as to Midian,

As to Sisera H5516, and Jabin at the river of Kishon,

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