2344. chol
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chol: sand
Original Word: חוֹל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chol
Phonetic Spelling: (khole)
Short Definition: sand

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chul
NASB Translation
sand (23).

חוֺל noun masculineHos 2:1 sand (perhaps as turning or whirling; otherwise explained by Sta, see below חֲוִילָה; Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חָלָא, ) — ׳ח absolute Genesis 22:17 15t.; construct Genesis 32:13 6t.; — sand Exodus 2:12 (E); set as bound for sea Jeremiah 5:22; ׳שְׂפֻנֵי טמוני ח Deuteronomy 33:19 hidden treasures of sand, poetic for glass (regarded as mysteriously produced out of sand, see Di and references);

a. usually sand of seashore, simile of numberlessness, vastness, so of Abraham's seed Genesis 22:17 (J; compare Genesis 15:5); Jacob's Genesis 32:13 (E) of a host Joshua 11:4 (JE), Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; 2 Samuel 17:11; a people 1 Kings 4:20; Hosea 2:1; Isaiah 10:22; Isaiah 48:19 ("" וְצֶאֱצָאֵי מֶעֶיךָ כִּמְעֹתָ֑יו), Jeremiah 33:22; Habakkuk 1:9; of corn gathered by Joseph Genesis 41:49; of days of Job Job 29:18 (on interpretation = phoenix, see Di); of birds עוף כנף (i.e. quails) Psalm 78:27 ("" כֶּעָפָר); of vast extent of Solomon's wisdom 1 Kings 5:9.

b. in compare, more than the sand Jeremiah 15:8 (widows of Judah); thoughts of God Psalm 139:18.

c. of weight (in balances), metaphor of Job's vexation (כַּעַשׂ) Job 6:3 heavier than the sand, compare וְנֵטֶל הַחוֺל Proverbs 27:3 ("" כֹּבֶד אֶבֶן), said of כַּעַס אֱוִיל. — Combinations are: ׳כח אשׁר על שׂפת הים Genesis 22:17; Joshua 11:4; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Kings 5:9; הַיָּם ׳כח Genesis 32:13; Genesis 41:49; Isaiah 10:22; Hosea 2:1 (+ אשׁר לא יִמַּד ולא יִסָּפֵר); הַיָּם ׳ח Jeremiah 33:22; שֶׁעַלשֿׂפת הים לרב ׳כח Judges 7:12; אשׁרעֿלהֿים לרב ׳כח 2 Samuel 17:11; 1 Kings 4:20; (מ)חול יַמִּים Job 6:3; Psalm 78:27; Jeremiah 15:8.


From chuwl; sand (as round or whirling particles) -- sand.

see HEBREW chuwl

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