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Lexicon :: Strong's H5612 - sēp̄er

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סֵפֶר
Transliteration
sēp̄er
Pronunciation
say'-fer
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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1540a,1540b

Strong’s Definitions

סֵפֶר çêpher, say'-fer; or (feminine) סִפְרָה çiphrâh; (Psalm 56:8 (H9)), from H5608; properly, writing (the art or a document); by implication, a book:—bill, book, evidence, × learn(-ed) (-ing), letter, register, scroll.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 184x

The KJV translates Strong's H5612 in the following manner: book (138x), letter (29x), evidence (8x), bill (4x), learning (2x), register (1x), learned (with H3045) (1x), scroll (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 184x
The KJV translates Strong's H5612 in the following manner: book (138x), letter (29x), evidence (8x), bill (4x), learning (2x), register (1x), learned (with H3045) (1x), scroll (1x).
feminine noun
  1. book

    masculine noun
  2. missive, document, writing, book

    1. missive

      1. letter (of instruction), written order, commission, request, written decree

    2. legal document, certificate of divorce, deed of purchase, indictment, sign

    3. book, scroll

      1. book of prophecies

      2. genealogical register

      3. law-book

      4. book (of poems)

      5. book (of kings)

      6. books of the canon, scripture

      7. record book (of God)

    4. book-learning, writing

      1. be able to read (after verb 'to know')

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סֵפֶר çêpher, say'-fer; or (feminine) סִפְרָה çiphrâh; (Psalm 56:8 (H9)), from H5608; properly, writing (the art or a document); by implication, a book:—bill, book, evidence, × learn(-ed) (-ing), letter, register, scroll.
STRONGS H5612:
סֵ֫פֶר 185 noun masculineIsaiah 29:11 missive, document, writing, book (probably ancient loan-word from Assyrian šipru, missive, message DlHWB 683, Tel Amarna šipru, šipirtu, id. WklTA Gloss; √ šâpâru, send, send message or letter DlHWB 683, Wkll.c., whence also sâpiru, writer, and (perhaps) ruler, šapirûtu, rule; see HomAufsätze (1892), 34 BuhlLex 13; perhaps compare Arabic bdb070701 go forth to journey, II. send on a journey Lane1370; Late Hebrew סֵפֶר = Biblical Hebrew; so Aramaic סִיפְרָא bdb070702; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic bdb070703 SchwIdioticon 64; Arabic bdb070704); — ס׳ absolute 2 Samuel 11:14 +; construct Exodus 24:7 +; suffix סִפְרִי Exodus 32:33, סִפְרְךָ Exodus 32:33; Psalm 139:16; plural סְפָרִים 1 Kings 21:8 +; —
† 1. missive:
a. letter of instruction, written order, commission, or request, usually from king, 2 Samuel 11:14, 15; 1 Kings 21:8 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 21:9, 11; 2 Kings 5:5, 6 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 5:7; 2 Kings 10:1, 2, 6, 7; 2 Kings 19:14 = Isaiah 37:14 compare 2 Chronicles 32:17; 2 Kings 20:12 = Isaiah 39:1; = written decree for publication Esther 1:22; Esther 3:13; Esther 8:5; Esther 9:20, 25, 30 (= אִגֶּרֶת Esther 9:25; Esther 9:29, see above), compare וַיִּשְׁלַח סְפָרִים בְּיִד הָרָצִים בַּסּוּסִים רֹכְבֵי הָרֶכֶשׁ Esther 8:10. — [כָּתַב ס׳ 2 Samuel 11:15; 1 Kings 21:8; 2 Kings 10:1, 6; 2 Chronicles 32:17; כָּתַב בַּסּ׳ (of specific contents) 2 Samuel 11:15; 1 Kings 21:9, 11; קָרָא אֶתהַֿסּ׳ 2 Kings 5:7 read the letter]. —
b. from prophet Jeremiah 29:1, other influential persons Jeremiah 29:25; Jeremiah 29:29†.
† 2. legal document, כְּרִיתֻת ס׳ certificate of divorce Deuteronomy 24:1, 3and (figurative) Jeremiah 3:8; Isaiah 50:1; הַמִּקְנָה ס׳ deed of purchase Jeremiah 32:11, 12 (strike out article), Jeremiah 32:12; Jeremiah 32:14; Jeremiah 32:16, compare בַּסּ׳ Jeremiah 32:10, הַסְּפָרִים Jeremiah 32:14 (si vera lectio; strike out Greek Version of the LXX Gie compare Gf), סֵפֶר Jeremiah 32:16b; Jeremiah 32:44; ס׳ = indictment Job 31:35 (object of כָּתַב; כָּתַב בְּ׳ = sign Jeremiah 32:10, 12, 44).
3. book, or scroll, in which something is written to preserve it for future use Exodus 17:14 (E), Joshua 18:9 (JE), 1 Samuel 10:25; Isaiah 30:8; Job 19:23 +; in form of roll, compare וְנָגֹ֫לוּ כַּסֵּפֶר הַשָּׁמַיִם Isaiah 34:4, הֶחָתוּם הַסּ׳ Isaiah 29:11, 12 (see Jeremiah 36, etc., below); particular:
a. book of prophecies Jeremiah 25:13; Jeremiah 30:2 + 6 times Jeremiah 36; Daniel 12:4; חֲזוֺן נַחוּם ס׳ Nahum 1:1; סֵפֶר י׳ Isaiah 34:4; so מְגִלַּת סֵפֶר Jeremiah 36:2, 4 (= מְגִלָּה Jeremiah 36:6 + 6 times; with many columns, דְּלָתוֺת Jeremiah 36:23), Ezekiel 2:9, compare Psalm 40:8.
b. geneal. register, ס׳ תּוֺלְדוֺת Genesis 5:1 (P), הַיַּ֫חַשׂ ס׳ Nehemiah 7:5.
c. law-book, הַבְּרִית ס׳ Exodus 24:7 (E), 2 Kings 23:2 2 Chronicles 34:30; 2 Kings 23:21; † הַתּוֺרָה ס׳ Deuteronomy 28:61; Deuteronomy 29:20; Deuteronomy 30:10; Deuteronomy 31:26; Joshua 1:8; Joshua 8:34 (all D), 2 Kings 22:8 2 Chronicles 34:15; 2 Kings 22:11; Nehemiah 8:3; † תּוֺרַת אֱלֹהִים ס׳ Joshua 24:26 (E), Nehemiah 8:8 (reading תּוֺרַת ס׳, so Greek Version of the LXX, compare TalmudNedarim37b), Nehemiah 8:18; Nehemiah 9:3; † תּוֺרַת י׳ ס׳ 2 Chronicles 17:9; 34:14; תּוֺרַת משֶׁה ס׳ Joshua 8:31; Joshua 23:6 (both D), 2 Kings 14:6; Nehemiah 8:1; משֶׁה ס׳ 2 Chronicles 25:4; 35:12; Nehemiah 13:1.
d. book of poems, מִלְחֲמֹת י׳ ס׳ Numbers 21:14 (JE), הַיָּשָׁר ס׳ Joshua 10:13 (JE), 2 Samuel 1:18.
e. book concerned with kings, דֵּבְרֵי שְׁלֹמֹה ס׳ 1 Kings 11:41, and especially דּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי וגו׳ ס׳ 1 Kings 14:19, 29 + 31 times Kings (18 times of Israel, + 15 times of Judah), compare Esther 10:2 (of Media and Persia); also דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לַמֶּלֶךְ ס׳ דָּוִיד 1 Chronicles 27:24 (reading ס׳ for מִסְפָּר, Greek Version of the LXX KitHpt); הַמְּלָכִים לִיהוּדָה וְיִשְׂרָאֵל ס׳ 2 Chronicles 16:11; מַלְכֵי ס׳ יְהוּדָה וְיִשׁ׳ 2 Chronicles 25:26; 28:26; 32:32; וִיהוּדָה יִשׂ׳ מ׳ ס׳ 2 Chronicles 27:7; 35:27; 36:8; יִשׂ׳ מ׳ ס׳ 1 Chronicles 9:1; 2 Chronicles 20:34; הָמְּלָכִים מִדְרַשׁ ס׳ 2 Chronicles 24:27; also דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים ס׳ Nehemiah 12:23; Esther 2:23; הַזִּכְרֹנוֺת דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים ס׳ Esther 6:1.
f. once בַּסְּפָרִים Daniel 9:2 by means of the Scriptures (canonical books) compare Ew Meinh Bev MartiKau.
g. God's record-book, Psalm 139:16, זִכָּרוֺן ס׳ Malachi 3:16; God's register of living, Exodus 32:32, 33 (E), חַיִּים ס׳ Psalm 69:29; הַסּ׳ Daniel 12:1 (citizens of Messianic kingdom).
4. ס׳ = book-learning, especially writing: יָדַע (הַ) סֵּפֶר Isaiah 29:11, 12 (twice in verse) (of abilityto read); so לְלַמְּדָם סֵפֶר וּלְשׁוֺן כַּשְׂדִּים Daniel 1:4 to teach them the writing and speech of the Chaldeans (on construction see Ges§ 128 a); more generally וְחָכְמָה הַשְׂכִּיל בְּכָלסֿ׳ Daniel 1:17. — [סֵפֶר book is joined with verbs thus: it is written (יִכָּפֶב) Malachi 3:16; a thing is written בַּסּ׳ Exodus 17:14 + 20 times, עַלסֿ׳ 2 Samuel 1:18 + 50 times (+ Jeremiah 36:32; בַדְּיוֺ with ink Jeremiah 36:18), אֶלסֿ׳ Jeremiah 30:2; Jeremiah 51:60; conversely דָּרַשׁ מֵעַל ס׳ Isaiah 34:16, שָׁמַע מֵעַל ס׳ Jeremiah 36:11; see also וְיֻחָ֑קוּ בַּסּ׳ Job 19:23 inscribe in a book, חֻקָּהּ עָלסֿ׳ Isaiah 30:8 (|| כָּתְבָהּ עַללֿוּחַ); מָחָה מִסּ׳ blot out of a book Exodus 32:32, 33; Psalm 69:29; קָרָא אֶתהַֿסּ׳ Jeremiah 51:63 read the book, scroll, but usually † קָרָא בְס׳ Jeremiah 36:8, 10, 13; Nehemiah 8:8; Nehemiah 8:18; Nehemiah 9:3; Nehemiah 13:1]. — ס׳ in קִרְיַת ס׳, see ק׳

† [סִפְרָה] noun feminine book; — suffix הֲלאֹ בְּסִפְרָתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 56:9 (compare סֵפֶר 3g); strike out as gloss Bi Che Hup-Now Du. — compare also H5615 [סְפֹרָה]

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5609.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

5:1

Exodus

17:14; 17:14; 24:7; 24:7; 32:32; 32:32; 32:33; 32:33; 32:33; 32:33

Numbers

21:14

Deuteronomy

24:1; 24:3; 28:61; 29:20; 30:10; 31:26

Joshua

1:8; 8:31; 8:34; 10:13; 18:9; 23:6; 24:26

1 Samuel

10:25

2 Samuel

1:18; 1:18; 11:14; 11:14; 11:15; 11:15; 11:15

1 Kings

11:41; 14:19; 14:29; 21:8; 21:8; 21:8; 21:9; 21:9; 21:11; 21:11

2 Kings

5:5; 5:6; 5:7; 5:7; 10:1; 10:1; 10:2; 10:6; 10:6; 10:7; 14:6; 19:14; 20:12; 22:8; 22:11; 23:2; 23:21

1 Chronicles

9:1; 27:24

2 Chronicles

16:11; 17:9; 20:34; 24:27; 25:4; 25:26; 27:7; 28:26; 32:17; 32:17; 32:32; 34:14; 34:15; 34:30; 35:12; 35:27; 36:8

Nehemiah

7:5; 8:1; 8:3; 8:8; 8:8; 8:18; 8:18; 9:3; 9:3; 12:23; 13:1; 13:1

Esther

1:22; 2:23; 3:13; 6:1; 8:5; 8:10; 9:20; 9:25; 9:25; 9:29; 9:30; 10:2

Job

19:23; 19:23; 31:35

Psalms

40:8; 56:9; 69:29; 69:29; 139:16; 139:16

Isaiah

29:11; 29:11; 29:11; 29:12; 29:12; 30:8; 30:8; 34:4; 34:4; 34:16; 37:14; 39:1; 50:1

Jeremiah

3:8; 25:13; 29:1; 29:25; 29:29; 30:2; 30:2; 32:10; 32:10; 32:11; 32:12; 32:12; 32:12; 32:14; 32:14; 32:16; 32:16; 32:44; 32:44; 36; 36; 36:2; 36:4; 36:6; 36:8; 36:10; 36:11; 36:13; 36:18; 36:23; 36:32; 51:60; 51:63

Ezekiel

2:9

Daniel

1:4; 1:17; 9:2; 12:1; 12:4

Nahum

1:1

Malachi

3:16; 3:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5612 matches the Hebrew סֵפֶר (sēp̄er),
which occurs 188 times in 174 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 5:1–2Ki 10:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 - This is the book H5612 of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, H5612 and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:7 - And he took the book H5612 of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book H5612 which thou hast written.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. H5612
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - And the priest shall write these curses in a book, H5612 and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:14 - Wherefore it is said in the book H5612 of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 - And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book H5612 out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:1 - When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill H5612 of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:3 - And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill H5612 of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:58 - If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, H5612 that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:61 - Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book H5612 of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book H5612 shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book H5612 of the law:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: H5612
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:10 - If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book H5612 of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 - And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, H5612 until they were finished,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:26 - Take this book H5612 of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:8 - This book H5612 of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book H5612 of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:34 - And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book H5612 of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:13 - And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book H5612 of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, H5612 and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:6 - Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book H5612 of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:26 - And Joshua wrote these words in the book H5612 of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:25 - Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, H5612 and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:18 - (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book H5612 of Jasher.)
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:14 - And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter H5612 to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:15 - And he wrote in the letter, H5612 saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:41 - And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book H5612 of the acts of Solomon?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:19 - And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:29 - Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:7 - Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:23 - The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:31 - Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:5 - Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:14 - Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:20 - Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:27 - Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:8 - So she wrote letters H5612 in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters H5612 unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:9 - And she wrote in the letters, H5612 saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:11 - And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters H5612 which she had sent unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:45 - Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:18 - Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:5 - And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter H5612 unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:6 - And he brought the letter H5612 to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter H5612 is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:7 - And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, H5612 that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:23 - And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book H5612 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:1 - And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, H5612 and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,

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