7496. rapha
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rapha: shades, ghosts
Original Word: רְפָאּים
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: rapha
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-faw')
Short Definition: spirits

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from raphah
shades, ghosts
NASB Translation
dead (3), departed spirits (4), spirits of the dead (1).

I, II. רְפָאִים see below רפה.

I. רְפָאִים noun masculineJob 26:5

plural shades, ghosts (by most connected with above √, as sunken, powerless, ones, StaG. i.420; Phoenician רפאם); — Wisdom Literature and late, name of dead in She'ôl, with article ׳הָר Job 26:5, elsewhere nearly = proper name: ׳ר Isaiah 14:9 (in Sh®°ôl), Isaiah 26:4 ("" מֵתִים), Psalm 88:11 ("" id.), Proverbs 2:18 ("" מָוֶת), Proverbs 9:18 (in עִמְקֵי שְׁאוֺל), קְהַל רְפָאִים Proverbs 21:16; of righteous Israel Isaiah 26:19 earth shall cast forth ׳ר ("" מֵתֶיךָ).

dead, deceased

From rapha' in the sense of raphah; properly, lax, i.e. (figuratively) a ghost (as dead; in plural only) -- dead, deceased.

see HEBREW rapha'

see HEBREW raphah

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