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Lexicon :: Strong's H860 - 'āṯôn

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same as אֵיתָן (H386) (sense of patience)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 190a

Strong’s Definitions

אָתוֹן ʼâthôwn, aw-thone'; probably from the same as H386 (in the sense of patience); a female donkey (from its docility):—(she) ass.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H860 in the following manner: ass (34x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H860 in the following manner: ass (34x).
  1. she-ass, she-donkey

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָתוֹן ʼâthôwn, aw-thone'; probably from the same as H386 (in the sense of patience); a female donkey (from its docility):—(she) ass.
STRONGS H860: Abbreviations
אָתוֺן noun feminineGenesis 45:23 she-ass (Arabic bdb008705, Aramaic אַתָּנָא, bdb008706, Assyrian atânu) — אָתוֺן Numbers 22:23 + 10 times; אֲתֹנְךָ Numbers 22:30, 32; אֲתֹנוֺ Genesis 49:11 + 2 times; plural absolute אֲתֹנֹת Genesis 12:16 + 2 times; אֲתֹנוֺת Judges 5:10 + 12 times; אֲתוֺנוֺת Job 1:3; Job 42:12; — she-ass, as dam Genesis 49:11; Zechariah 9:9; as property (constituting wealth) Genesis 12:16; Genesis 32:16; Job 1:3, 14; Job 42:12 compare 1 Chronicles 27:30; so of the asses of Kish + 8 times 1 Samuel 9:3 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 9:5, 20; 1 Samuel 10:2 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 10:14, 16; as beasts of burden Genesis 45:23; for riding Judges 5:10; Numbers 22:21, 22; 2 Kings 4:22, 24; of Balaam's ass + 14 times Numbers 22:21, 22, 23 (3 times in verse); Numbers 22:25, 27 (twice in verse); Numbers 22:28, 29, 30 (twice in verse); Numbers 22:32, 33.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:16; 12:16; 32:16; 45:23; 45:23; 49:11; 49:11


22:21; 22:21; 22:22; 22:22; 22:23; 22:23; 22:25; 22:27; 22:28; 22:29; 22:30; 22:30; 22:32; 22:32; 22:33


5:10; 5:10

1 Samuel

9:3; 9:5; 9:20; 10:2; 10:14; 10:16

2 Kings

4:22; 4:24

1 Chronicles



1:3; 1:3; 1:14; 42:12; 42:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H860 matches the Hebrew אָתוֹן ('āṯôn),
which occurs 34 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and [fn]he gave him sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants and female servants, female H860 donkeys H860, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:15 - thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female H860 donkeys H860 and ten male donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent [fn]the following: ten male donkeys loaded with the [fn]best things of Egypt, ten female H860 donkeys H860 loaded with grain, bread, and sustenance for his father [fn]on the journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:11 -

“He ties his foal to the vine,

And his donkey’s H860 colt to the choice vine;

He washes his garments in wine,

And his robes in the blood of grapes.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 -

So Balaam arose in the morning, saddled his donkey H860, and went with the leaders of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - But God was angry that he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the road as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey H860, and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - When the donkey H860 saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn in his hand, the donkey H860 turned off from the road and went into the field; and Balaam struck the donkey H860 to guide her back onto the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - When the donkey H860 saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself against the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - When the donkey H860 saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey H860 with his staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:28 - Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey H860, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - And Balaam said to the donkey H860, “It is because you have made a mockery of me! If only there had been a sword in my hand! For I would have killed you by now!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:30 - But the donkey H860 said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey H860 on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been in the habit of doing such a thing to you?” And he said, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:32 - Then the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey H860 these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way was reckless and contrary to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:33 - “But the donkey H860 saw me and turned away from me these three times. If she had not turned away from me, I certainly would have killed you just now, and let her live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:10 -

“You who ride on [fn]white donkeys H860,

You who sit on rich carpets,

And you who travel on the road—shout in praise!

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:3 -

Now the donkeys H860 of Kish, Saul’s father, had wandered off. So Kish said to his son Saul, “Now take with you one of the servants and arise, go search for the donkeys H860.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:5 -

When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, “Come, and let’s return, or else my father will stop being concerned about the donkeys H860 and will become anxious about us.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:20 - “And as for your donkeys H860 that wandered off three days ago, do not be concerned about them, for they have been found. And for whom is everything that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father’s household?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:2 - “When you leave me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, ‘The donkeys H860 which you went to look for have been found. Now behold, your father has stopped talking about the donkeys H860 and is anxious about you, saying, “What am I to do about my son?”’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 -

Now Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys H860. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - So Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys H860 had been found.” But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom which Samuel had mentioned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:22 - Then she called to her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys H860, so that I may run to the man of God and return.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:24 - Then she saddled the donkey H860 and said to her servant, “Drive the donkey and go on; do not slow down [fn]the pace for me unless I tell you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Obil the Ishmaelite was responsible for the camels; and Jehdeiah the Meronothite was responsible for the donkeys H860.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female H860 donkeys H860, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the [fn]men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:14 - a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the female H860 donkeys H860 feeding beside them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female H860 donkeys H860.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 -

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion!

Shout in triumph, daughter of Jerusalem!

Behold, your king is coming to you;

He is [fn]righteous and endowed with salvation,

Humble, and mounted on a donkey,

Even on a colt, the [fn]foal of a donkey H860.

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