3843. lebenah
Lexical Summary
lebenah: brick, tile
Original Word: לְבֵנָה
Transliteration: lebenah
Phonetic Spelling: (leb-ay-naw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: brick, tile
Meaning: brick, tile
Strong's Concordance
altar of brick, tile

From laban; a brick (from the whiteness of the clay) -- (altar of) brick, tile.

see HEBREW laban


H3843. lebenah

לְבֵנָהnoun feminine brick, tile (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic לְּבִינְתָּא‎ ; Zinjirli לבן‎ (?) DHMSendsch.37. 59; Assyrian libittu; Arabic , , , , (loan-words according to Frä4f.); according to Thes and most from whiteness of clay, or light colour of sun-baked bricks; so NöZMG xi,1886, 735 LagBN 139; > others regard as Assyrian loan-word VOJi. 22ff.; in Assyrian a derivative from labânu, throw down, prostrate, is sought DlPr. 93f.(compare HWB 369)); — ׳לGenesis 11:3; Ezekiel 4:1; construct לִבְנַתExodus 24:10; plural לְבֵנִיםGenesis 11:3 7t.; suffix מִלִּבְנֵיכֶםExodus 5:19; —

1 brick, as building-material, Genesis 11:3 (singular collective; elsewhere plural) 11:3; Exodus 1:14; straw used in making 5:7, compare 5:8; 5:16; 5:18; 5:19; Isaiah 9:9 (figurative; as inferior to גָּזִיתhewn stone); incense burnt on 65:3 ( = roof-tiles ? compare Che Di).

2 = tile, on which plan of city could be engraved (חקק‎) Ezekiel 4:1.

3 = pavement, Exodus 24:10 (compare Di).


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