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Lexicon :: Strong's H7793 - šûr

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

שׁוּר Shûwr, shoor; the same as H7791; Shur, a region of the Desert:—Shur.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H7793 in the following manner: Shur (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H7793 in the following manner: Shur (6x).
  1. Shur = "wall"

    1. a place southwest of Palestine on the eastern border or within the border of Egypt; the Israelites passed through the wilderness of Shur after crossing the Red Sea

      1. also 'wilderness of Etham'

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שׁוּר Shûwr, shoor; the same as H7791; Shur, a region of the Desert:—Shur.
† III. שׁוּר proper name, of a location southwest of Palestine, on east border of Egypt; — Genesis 16:7 (J; דֶּרֶךְ שׁ׳), Genesis 20:1 (E), towards Egypt Genesis 25:18 (J), 1 Samuel 15:7, שׁ֫וּרָה 1 Samuel 27:8; מִדְּבַּרשֿׁ׳ Exodus 15:22 (J). — Often supposed to denote properly the 'wall' or line of fortresses, built by Egyptian kings across isthmus of Suez; but dubious: compare DrHast. DB SHUR.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:7; 20:1; 25:18



1 Samuel

15:7; 27:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7793 matches the Hebrew שׁוּר (šûr),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:7 - Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. H7793
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 - Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the [fn]Negev, and [fn]settled between Kadesh and Shur; H7793 then he sojourned in Gerar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - They [fn]settled from Havilah to Shur H7793 which is [fn]east of Egypt [fn]as one goes toward Assyria; he [fn]settled in defiance of all his [fn]relatives.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:22 - Then Moses [fn]led Israel from the [fn]Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; H7793 and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:7 - So Saul [fn]defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, H7793 which is [fn]east of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:8 - Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites and the Girzites and the Amalekites; for they were the inhabitants of the land from ancient times, as you come to Shur H7793 even as far as the land of Egypt.

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