6203. oreph
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oreph: back of the neck, neck
Original Word: עֹ֫רֶף
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: oreph
Phonetic Spelling: (o-ref')
Short Definition: neck

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
back of the neck, neck
NASB Translation
back (5), backs (5), became stubborn* (2), neck (11), necks (2), obstinate* (4), stubborn* (2), stubbornness* (1).

עֹ֫רֶף noun masculineDeuteronomy 31:27 back of neck, neck; — ׳ע absolute Joshua 7:12 +; construct Genesis 49:8 +; suffix עָרְמִּי Job 16:12, עָרְמְּךָ Deuteronomy 31:27, etc.; —

1 back of neck of fleeing foe ׳וגו ׳יָָֽדְךָ בְּע Genesis 49:8 (poem in J), compare וְאָחַז בְּעָרְמִּי Job 16:12 (figurative); Exodus 23:27 (E), Psalm 18:41 = 2 Samuel 22:41; turn (הָפַח, מָּנָה) one's back before (לִפְנֵי) a foe Joshua 7:8,12 (JE), absolute Jeremiah 48:39; figurative of apostasy אֶל ׳מָּנָה ע Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 32:33 (opposed to מָּנָה פָנִים) absolute ׳וַיִּתְּנּוּ ע2Chronicles 29:6; of ׳יs disfavour וְלֹא פָנִים אֶרְאֵם ׳ע Jeremiah 18:17 with the back and not the face will I look at them.

2 figurative in ׳קְשֵׁהעֿ stiff of neck, i.e. obstinate, of Israel Exodus 32:8; Exodus 33:3,5; Exodus 34:9 (all J E), Deuteronomy 9:6,13; עָרְמְּךָ הַקָּשֶׁה Deuteronomy 31:27; with verb ׳הִקְשָׁה ע i.e. be obstinate, intractable Deuteronomy 10:16; Jeremiah 7:26; Jeremiah 17:23; Jeremiah 19:15; 2 Kings 17:14 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 9:16,17,29; 2Chronicles 30:8; compare ׳גִּיד בַּרְזֶל ע Isaiah 48:4 ("" קָשֶׁה אָ֑תָּה); ׳הִקְשָׁה ע of individual 2 Chronicles 36:13; Proverbs 29:1.

3 of bird: nip its head מִמּוּל עָרְמּוֺ Leviticus 5:8 (P).


From araph; the nape or back of the neck (as declining); hence, the back generally (whether literal or figurative) -- back ((stiff-)neck((-ed).

see HEBREW araph

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