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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 when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this in [fn]a book H5612 as a memorial and [fn]recite it to Joshua, [fn]that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:7 - Then he took the book H5612 of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - “But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Your book H5612 which You have written!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. H5612
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, H5612 and he shall [fn]wash them off into the water of bitterness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:14 - Therefore it is said in the Book H5612 of the Wars of the LORD,
“Waheb in Suphah,
And the wadis of the Arnon,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 - “Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll H5612 [fn]in the presence of the Levitical priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:1 - “When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens [fn]that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate H5612 of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:3 - and if the latter husband [fn]turns against her and writes her a certificate H5612 of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:58 - “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, H5612 to [fn]fear this honored and awesome name, [fn]the LORD your God,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:61 - “Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book H5612 of this law, the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will [fn]burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book H5612 will [fn]rest on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - “Then the LORD will single him out for [fn]adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book H5612 of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - ‘Therefore, the anger of the LORD burned against that land, to bring upon it every curse which is written in this book; H5612
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:10 - [fn]if you [fn]obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book H5612 of the law, [fn]if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 - It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book H5612 until they were complete,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:26 - “Take this book H5612 of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may [fn]remain there as a witness against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:8 - “This book H5612 of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may [fn]be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will [fn]have success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book H5612 of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones on which no man had wielded an iron tool; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:34 - Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book H5612 of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:13 - So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,
Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies.
Is it not written in the book H5612 of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; H5612 and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:6 - “Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book H5612 of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it 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 he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:25 - Then Samuel told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book H5612 and placed it before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:18 - and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book H5612 of Jashar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:14 - Now in the morning David wrote a letter H5612 to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:15 - He had written in the letter, H5612 saying,[fn]Place Uriah in the front line of the [fn]fiercest battle and withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:41 - Now the rest of the acts of Solomon and whatever he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book H5612 of the acts of Solomon?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:19 - Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he made war 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 - Now 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? But 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 conspiracy which he [fn]carried out, 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 which he [fn]showed, 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 letters H5612 to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:9 - Now she wrote in the letters, H5612 saying, “Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:11 - So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters H5612 which she had sent 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 built and all the cities which 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 which he showed 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 - Then the king of Aram said, “Go [fn]now, and I will send a letter H5612 to the king of Israel.” He departed and took with him ten talents of silver and six thousand shekels of gold and ten changes of clothes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:6 - He brought the letter H5612 to the king of Israel, saying, “And now as this letter H5612 comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:7 - When the king of Israel read the letter, H5612 he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider now, and see how he is seeking [fn]a quarrel against me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:23 - 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 - Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters H5612 and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of Ahab, saying,

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