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Lexicon :: Strong's H7363 - rāḥap̄

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רָחַף
Transliteration
rāḥap̄
Pronunciation
raw-khaf'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2148,2149

Strong’s Definitions

רָחַף râchaph, raw-khaf'; a primitive root; to brood; by implication, to be relaxed:—flutter, move, shake.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's H7363 in the following manner: shake (1x), move (1x), flutter (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's H7363 in the following manner: shake (1x), move (1x), flutter (1x).
  1. (Qal) to grow soft, relax

  2. (Piel) to hover

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָחַף râchaph, raw-khaf'; a primitive root; to brood; by implication, to be relaxed:—flutter, move, shake.
STRONGS H7363:
† I. [רָחַף] verb grow soft, relax (compare Arabic bdb093403 be soft); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural רָֽחֲפוּ Jeremiah 23:9 (bones of one appalled).

II. רָחַף verb Pi. hover (Late Hebrew id., compare GrünbaumZMG xxxix (1885), 607; Syriac Pa. bdb093404 move Gently, also cherish, and brood, compare Theson verse; connection with I. ר׳ dubious); —
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְרַחֵף עַל Deuteronomy 32:11 (poem) of vulture hovering over young; Participle הַמָּ֑יִם עַל־פְּנֵי מְרַחֶפֶת א׳ רוּחַ Genesis 1:2 (P); hovering over face of waters, or perhaps (see Syriac) brooding (and fertilizing), so JerQuaest. in Gen. ed. Lag. 4 (reading 'marahaefeth), compare Di Gunk.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:2

Deuteronomy

32:11

Jeremiah

23:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7363 matches the Hebrew רָחַף (rāḥap̄),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - The earth was [fn]formless and void, and darkness was over the [fn]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [fn]moving H7363 over the [fn]surface of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:11 - “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers H7363 over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:9 - As for the prophets:
My heart is broken within me,
All my bones tremble; H7363
I have become like a drunken man,
Even like a man overcome with wine,
Because of the LORD
And because of His holy words.

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