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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 - The LORD told him, “Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - When the nearest town has been determined, that town’s elders must select from the herd a young cow that has never been trained or yoked to a plow.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:4 - They must lead it down to a valley that has not been plowed or planted and that has a stream running through it. There in the valley they must break the young cow’s neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - “The elders of the town must wash their hands over the young cow whose neck was broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So before sunset of the seventh day, the men of the town came to Samson with their answer:
“What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?” Samson replied, “If you hadn’t plowed with my heifer, you wouldn’t have solved my riddle!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:2 - But Samuel asked, “How can I do that? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
“Take a heifer with you,” the LORD replied, “and say that you have come to make a sacrifice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:21 - In that day a farmer will be fortunate to have a cow and two sheep or goats left.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:5 - My heart weeps for Moab.
Its people flee to Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah.
Weeping, they climb the road to Luhith.
Their cries of distress can be heard all along the road to Horonaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:20 - Egypt is as sleek as a beautiful young cow,
but a horsefly from the north is on its way!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:34 - “Instead, their awful cries of terror can be heard from Heshbon clear across to Elealeh and Jahaz; from Zoar all the way to Horonaim and Eglath-shelishiyah. Even the waters of Nimrim are dried up now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:11 - “You rejoice and are glad,
you who plundered my chosen people.
You frisk about like a calf in a meadow
and neigh like a stallion.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:5 - The people of Samaria tremble in fear
for what might happen to their calf idol at Beth-aven.[fn]
The people mourn and the priests wail,
because its glory will be stripped away.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:11 - “Israel[fn] is like a trained heifer treading out the grain—
an easy job she loves.
But I will put a heavy yoke on her tender neck.
I will force Judah to pull the plow
and Israel[fn] to break up the hard ground.
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