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Lexicon :: Strong's H5697 - ʿeḡlâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1560b

Strong’s Definitions

עֶגְלָה ʻeglâh, eg-law'; feminine of H5695; a (female) calf, especially one nearly grown (i.e. a heifer):—calf, cow, heifer.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H5697 in the following manner: heifer (12x), cow (1x), calf (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H5697 in the following manner: heifer (12x), cow (1x), calf (1x).
  1. heifer

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶגְלָה ʻeglâh, eg-law'; feminine of H5695; a (female) calf, especially one nearly grown (i.e. a heifer):—calf, cow, heifer.
STRONGS H5697: Abbreviations
† I. עֶגְלָה noun feminine heifer; — absolute ע׳ Genesis 15:9 +; construct עֶגְלַת Isaiah 7:21 +; suffix עֶגְלָתִי Judges 14:18; plural construct עֶגְלוֺת Hosea 10:5 (but see below); — heifer, Isaiah 7:21, used in ploughing Judges 14:18 (figurative), threshing Jeremiah 50:11 (דָשָׁא ע׳, in simile, see דּוּשׁ, read perhaps דָשָׁה), figurative of stateliness etc. Jeremiah 46:20; מְלֻמָּדָה ע׳ Hosea 10:11 a trained heifer (simile of Ephraim); used for sacrifice 1 Samuel 16:2 (עֶגְלַת בָּקָר); cut in two for ratifying covenant Genesis 15:9 (J; מְשֻׁלֶּשֶׁת ע׳; compare עֵגֶל Jeremiah 34:18, 19); in cleansing city from blood-guiltiness Deuteronomy 21:3 (בָּקָר ע׳), Deuteronomy 21:4; Deuteronomy 21:4; Deuteronomy 21:6; once of calves worshipped in Northern Israel Hosea 10:5 (where read probably עֵגֶל, so Greek Version of the LXX We Now GASm, compare Che, see also the following suffixes masculine singular).

עֶגְלַת proper name, of a location; — שְׁלִשִׁיָּה ע׳ (the) third, Eglath Isaiah 15:5 (Greek Version of the LXX δάμαλις τριερής) Jeremiah 48:34 (Greek Version of the LXX ἀγγελιαν Σαλασεια), near Zoar and southern border of Moab.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:9; 15:9


21:3; 21:4; 21:4; 21:6


14:18; 14:18

1 Samuel



7:21; 7:21; 15:5


34:18; 34:19; 46:20; 48:34; 50:11


10:5; 10:5; 10:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5697 matches the Hebrew עֶגְלָה (ʿeḡlâ),
which occurs 14 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:9 - So He said to him, “[fn]Bring Me a three-year-old heifer H5697, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - “And it shall be that the city which is nearest to the person killed, that is, that the elders of that city shall take a heifer H5697 of the herd that has not been worked [fn]and has not pulled in a yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:4 - and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer H5697 down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and they shall break the heifer’s H5697 neck there in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - “And all the elders of that city [fn]which is nearest to the person killed shall wash their hands over the heifer H5697 whose neck was broken in the valley;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down,
“What is sweeter than honey?
And what is stronger than a lion?”
And he said to them,
“If you had not plowed with my heifer H5697,
You would not have found out my riddle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:2 - But Samuel said, “How can I go? When Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” But the LORD said, “Take a heifer H5697 [fn]with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:21 - Now on that day a person may keep alive only a heifer H5697 and a pair of sheep;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:5 - My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
Indeed, on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their collapse.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:20 - “Egypt is a pretty heifer H5697,
But a [fn]horsefly is coming from the north—it is coming!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:34 - “From the outcry at Heshbon to Elealeh, to Jahaz they have [fn]raised their voice, from Zoar to Horonaim, and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:11 - “Because you are glad, because you are jubilant,
You who pillage My heritage,
Because you skip about [fn]like a threshing heifer H5697
And neigh like [fn]stallions,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:5 - The inhabitants of Samaria will fear
For the [fn]calf H5697 of Beth-aven.
Indeed, its people will mourn for it,
And its idolatrous priests [fn]will cry out over it,
Over its glory, since it has left it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:11 - Ephraim is a trained heifer H5697 that loves to thresh,
[fn]And I passed over her lovely neck;
I will harness Ephraim,
Judah will plow, Jacob will [fn]harrow for himself.
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