1237. biqah
Lexical Summary
biqah: a valley, plain
Original Word: בִּקְעָה
Transliteration: biqah
Phonetic Spelling: (bik-aw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a valley, plain
Meaning: a split, a wide level valley between mountains
Strong's Concordance
plain, valley

From baqa'; properly, a split, i.e. A wide level valley between mountains -- plain, valley.

see HEBREW baqa'


H1237. biqah

בִּקְעָהnoun feminine valley (cleft), plain — absolute ׳בGenesis 11:2 8t.; construct בִּקְעַתDeuteronomy 34:3 7t.; plural בְּקָעוֺתIsaiah 41:18; Psalm 104:8; בְּקָעֹתDeuteronomy 11:11; —

1 valley (opposed to הַר‎ mountain) Deuteronomy 8:7; 11:11; compare Isaiah 41:18; also 63:14 תֵרֵד בַּבִּקְעָח כַּבְּהֵמָה‎; in creation-poem Psalm 104:8 בְקָעוֺת יֵרְדוּ הָרִים יַעֲלוּ‎.

2 plain (sometimes valley-plain, broad valley) Genesis 11:2; also Ezekiel 3:22-23, 8:4; 37:1-2,(הַבּ ׳עַלמְּֿבֵי‎) as level, opposed to סִים הָֽרְכָּIsaiah 40:4 ("" מִישׁוֺר‎); elsewhere construct mostly with proper name Deuteronomy 34:3 ׳ב יְרֵחוֺ‎ (appositive הַכִּכָּר‎), ׳ב מִצְפֶהJoshua 11:8, ׳ב הַלְּבָנוֺן11:17; 12:7, ׳ב מִגִדּוֺ2 Chronicles 35:22 compare Zechariah 12:11, ׳ב אוֺנוֺNehemiah 6:2; אָֿוֶן׳בAmos 1:5 plain of idolatry = Baalbek (Damascus, according to Wetzst in DeJes 3, 702; ᵐ5πέδιον Ὤη).


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