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Lexicon :: Strong's H644 - 'āp̄â

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 143

Strong’s Definitions

אָפָה ʼâphâh, aw-faw'; a primitive root; to cook, especially to bake:—bake(-r, (-meats)).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H644 in the following manner: bake (13x), baker (11x), bakemeats (with H4639) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H644 in the following manner: bake (13x), baker (11x), bakemeats (with H4639) (1x).
  1. to bake

    1. (Qal)

      1. to bake

      2. (subst) baker

    2. (Niphal) to be baked, baked

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָפָה ʼâphâh, aw-faw'; a primitive root; to cook, especially to bake:—bake(-r, (-meats)).
STRONGS H644: Abbreviations
אָפָה verb bake (Assyrian êpû, Zim BP 43 Aramaic axPAe  ) —
Qal Perfect, א׳ Genesis 19:3; אָפִיתִי Isaiah 44:19; וְאָפו consecutive Leviticus 26:26 etc.; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular suffix וַתֹּפֵהו 1 Samuel 28:24; יאֹפו Ezekiel 46:20; תּאֹפו Exodus 16:23; Imperative אֵפו Exodus 16:23; Participle אֹפֶה Genesis 40:1+; אֹפֵהֶם Hosea 7:6; plural אֹפִים Genesis 40:16 +; אֹפוֺת 1 Samuel 8:13, etc. — bake, object לֶחֶם Leviticus 26:26 (H) Isaiah 44:15, 19 (compare Jeremiah 37:21); מַצּוֺת Genesis 19:3 (J) 1 Samuel 28:24 עֻגוֺת מצות Exodus 12:39 (J); חַלּוֺת Leviticus 24:5 (H); מִנְחָה Ezekiel 46:20; מָן Exodus 16:23 (twice in verse). (P; — with 2nd object of material Exodus 12:39 בָּצֵק, Leviticus 24:5 סֹלֶת, 1 Samuel 28:24 קֶמַח). Participle always as substantive baker Genesis 40:1, 2, 5, 16, 17, 20, 22; Genesis 41:10 (all E) Hosea 7:4, 6; Jeremiah 37:21 מִחוּץ הָא׳ out of the bakers' street; also 1 Samuel 8:13 (|| טַבָּחוֺת, רַקָּחוֺת only here feminine) Nowhere as a menial office, not even 1 Samuel 8:13 where despotic power & growth of court emphasized.
Niph. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֵּאָפֶה Leviticus 6:10; Leviticus 7:9; 3rd person feminine plural תֵּאָפֶינָה Leviticus 23:17; — passive of Qal be baked, baken of לֶחֶם Leviticus 23:17; מִנְחָה Leviticus 7:9; compare Leviticus 6:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:3; 19:3; 40:1; 40:1; 40:2; 40:5; 40:16; 40:16; 40:17; 40:20; 40:22; 41:10


12:39; 12:39; 16:23; 16:23; 16:23


6:10; 6:10; 7:9; 7:9; 23:17; 23:17; 24:5; 24:5; 26:26; 26:26

1 Samuel

8:13; 8:13; 8:13; 28:24; 28:24; 28:24


44:15; 44:19; 44:19


37:21; 37:21


46:20; 46:20


7:4; 7:6; 7:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H644 matches the Hebrew אָפָה ('āp̄â),
which occurs 25 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:3 - Yet he pressed them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made a feast for them and baked H644 unleavened bread, and they ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 -

Now it happened that after these things, the cupbearer and the baker H644 for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:2 - And Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker H644.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - Then the cupbearer and the baker H644 for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:16 -

And the chief baker H644 saw that he had interpreted favorably, so he said to Joseph, “I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three baskets of white bread on my head;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:17 - and in the top basket there were some of all [fn]sorts of baked H644 food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:20 -

Thus it happened on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker H644 among his servants.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:22 - but he hanged the chief baker H644, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:10 - “Pharaoh was furious with his servants, and he put me in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, both me and the chief baker H644.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - And they baked H644 the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become leavened, since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they [fn]prepared any provisions for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - And he said to them, “This is what Yahweh has spoken: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to Yahweh. Bake H644 what you will bake H644 and boil what you will boil, and all that is in excess [fn]put aside to be kept until morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:17 - ‘It shall not be baked H644 with leaven. I have given it as their share from My offerings by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:9 - ‘Likewise, every grain offering that is baked H644 in the oven and everything prepared in a [fn]pan or on a griddle [fn]shall belong to the priest who brings it near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:17 - ‘You shall bring in from your places of habitation two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two-tenths of an [fn]ephah; they shall be of a fine flour, baked H644 with leaven as first fruits to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:5 -

“Then you shall take fine flour and bake H644 twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:26 - ‘When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake H644 your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread by rationed weight so that you will eat and not become full.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:13 - “He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers H644.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:24 - And the woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly sacrificed it; and she took flour, kneaded it, and baked H644 unleavened bread from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:15 - Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also kindles a fire to bake H644 bread. He also works to produce a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:19 - No one causes this to return to his heart, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked H644 bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then [fn]I make the rest of it into an abomination; [fn]I fall down before a block of wood!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:21 - Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guard and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers’ H644 street, until all the bread in the city had come to an end. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:20 - Then he said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering and where they shall bake H644 the grain offering, in order that they may not bring them out into the outer court to transmit holiness to the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:4 -

They are all adulterers,

Like an oven heated by the baker H644

Who ceases to stir up the fire

From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:6 -

For their hearts are like an oven

As they draw near in their [fn]plotting;

Their [fn]anger H644 [fn]smolders all night;

In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.

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