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Lexicon :: Strong's H5944 - ʿălîyâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1624f

Strong’s Definitions

עֲלִיָּה ʻălîyâh, al-ee-yaw'; feminine from H5927; something lofty, i.e. a stair-way; also a second-story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky:—ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5944 in the following manner: chamber (12x), parlour (4x), going up (2x), ascent (1x), loft (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5944 in the following manner: chamber (12x), parlour (4x), going up (2x), ascent (1x), loft (1x).
  1. roof-room, roof chamber

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֲלִיָּה ʻălîyâh, al-ee-yaw'; feminine from H5927; something lofty, i.e. a stair-way; also a second-story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky:—ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.
STRONGS H5944: Abbreviations
עֲלִיָּה noun feminine (with adjective masculine Jeremiah 22:14, compare AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 83Synt. § 251 k) roof-chamber (Late Hebrew id., Targum עֲלִיתָא, Syriac bdb075101 (whence Arabic bdb075102 dining-room as loan-word Frä20f.); Sabean עלית DHMEpigr. Denkm. 27); — chamber on roof, cool and secluded: absolute ע׳ Judges 3:23, 24, 25 (compare NesMarg. 13), 1 Kings 17:19, 23; 2 Kings 4:11; construct עֲלִיַּת הַמְּקֵרָה Judges 3:20, קִֿיר ע׳ 2 Kings 4:10 roof-chamber with walls (permanent); הַשַּׁעַר ע׳ 2 Samuel 19:1, i.e. over the gateway; הַפִּנּה ע׳ Nehemiah 3:31, 32 i.e. at a corner of the wall; אָחָז ע׳ 2 Kings 23:12 (probably built by A.); suffix עֲלִיָּתוֺ 2 Kings 1:2 (belonging to Ahaziah); — 2 Chronicles 9:4 read עֹלֹתָיו (compare || 1 Kings 10:5); plural absolute עֲלִיּוֺת מְרֻוָּחִים Jeremiah 22:14 spacious roof-chambers; in Solomon's temple according to 2 Chronicles 3:9, so suffix עֲלִיּתָיו 1 Chronicles 28:11; more generally עֲלִיּוֺתָיו Jeremiah 22:13; י׳'s chambers in sky Psalm 104:3, containing rain, Psalm 104:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:20; 3:23; 3:24; 3:25

2 Samuel


1 Kings

10:5; 17:19; 17:23

2 Kings

1:2; 4:10; 4:11; 23:12

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:9; 9:4


3:31; 3:32


104:3; 104:13


22:13; 22:14; 22:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5944 matches the Hebrew עֲלִיָּה (ʿălîyâ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, H5944 which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour H5944 upon him, and locked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour H5944 were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; H5944 therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:33 - And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber H5944 over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, H5944 where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:23 - And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber H5944 into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber H5944 that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - Let us make a little chamber, H5944 I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:11 - And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, H5944 and lay there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:12 - And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber H5944 of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:11 - Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers H5944 thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers H5944 with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:4 - And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent H5944 by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:31 - After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up H5944 of the corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:32 - And between the going up H5944 of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:3 - Who layeth the beams of his chambers H5944 in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:13 - He watereth the hills from his chambers: H5944 the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:13 - Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers H5944 by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:14 - That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, H5944 and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
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