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אֶבֶן

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(1) noun f | ‏ אָבְנַיִם, אֶבֶן הָעֵזֶר
(a) Stone
= hard, heavy, and strong substance, very commonly found, used for throwing, building, etc.  - stone  (GEN.35:14; EXO.7:19; 24:12 ...) [show/hide contextual meanings]
(b) Stone
as [a]‏, but extended to a particular object consisting of this substance: = piece of stone of relatively small size; hard, heavy, strong, and sometimes hard to move; found in nature used for throwing, building crude constructions; stones with a particular shape are sometimes used as memorial or religious symbol; regarded as extremely common, easily available, but also as strong, hard, and unflexible  - stone  (GEN.28:11,18,22 ...)
     Nature [show/hide contextual meanings]
(c) Stone > Deities ‏אֶבֶן יִשְׂרָאֵל‎
God described as an unmoveable stone, signifying that he is dependable and able to protect against the enemy  - Stone of Israel, Rock of Israel  (GEN.49:24)
     God ; Nature > Security ; Warfare [show/hide contextual meanings]
(d) Stone > Deities ‏אֶבֶן נֶגֶף‎ | ‏ צוּר מִכְשׁוֹל | ‏ מִקְדָּשׁ
= God described as a stone over which one may stumble, signifying that he will punish those who do not honor him  - (God as a) stumbling stone  (ISA.8:14)
     God ; Stumbling > Well-Being ; Punishment [show/hide contextual meanings]
(e) Stone > Dead (State/Process) verb qal ‏ירד אֶל־אַבְנֵי־בוֹר‎
literally: to descend to the stones of the pit; hence: = to die and go to the world of the dead, depicted as a deep rocky pit  - to go to the stones of the pit > to die  (ISA.14:19)
     Life [show/hide contextual meanings]
(f) Non-Exist (Causative) ‏נטה אַבְנֵי־בֹהוּ עַל‎ | ‏ קַו־תֹהוּ
literally: to stretch out the plummet of chaos over something; hence: = to reduce a land to destruction, as if it were meticulously planned and methodologically executed with the help of a plummet; used for God only  - to stretch the plummet of chaos over (something) > to reduce (something) to chaos  (ISA.34:11)
     Construction > Destruction ; Individual > God ; Punishment [show/hide contextual meanings]
(g) Stone > Confident (State/Process) verb qal pt.pass ‏צוק כְּמוֹ־אֶבֶן‎
literally: (one's) heart is hard as stone; hence: = state of not being easily frightened; used for animals only  - to be hard as stone (of one's heart) > to not be easily frightened  (JOB.41:16)
     Strength > Confidence ; Body > Animal [show/hide contextual meanings]
(h) Parts: Constructions
= block of stone, either or not fully square; found in nature or hewn from a quarry; used for building houses, walls, and other constructions  - stone  (GEN.11:3; LEV.14:40,42 ...)
     Construction [show/hide contextual meanings]
(i) Gemstones ‏אֶבֶן (יְקָרָה)‏‎
= small object consisting of a variety of stone that is considered precious because of its beauty and scarcity; used as ornament or decoration; association with honor, majesty, and glory  - precious stone  (GEN.2:12; EXO.25:7,7; ZEC.3:9a,9a ...) [show/hide contextual meanings]
(j) Rain
= object similar to a small stone both in shape and in hardness; consisting of frozen rain; falling from the sky in showers; often associated with a punishment from God  - hailstone  (JOS.10:11,11; ISA.30:30 ...) [show/hide contextual meanings]
(k) Parts: Containers
as [b]‏ but with focus on one of the possible functions: = flat object used to cover a container in the same way as a stone can be used to cover a well  - cover, lid  (ZEC.5:8) [show/hide contextual meanings]
(l) Refuse (State/Process) ‏לֵב הָאֶבֶן‎ | ‏ לֵב בָּשָׂר
literally: heart of stone; hence: = state of being unwilling to listed to advice from others, especially from God; used for humans only  - heart of stone > unwillingness, unresponsiveness, stubbornness  (EZK.11:19; 36:26)
     Heart ; Will [show/hide contextual meanings]
(m) Names of Geographical Objects ‏אֶבֶן הָאֶצֶל‎
= stone or rock; located near Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin; name means "go away" stone  - stone Ezel  (1SA.20:19c) [show/hide contextual meanings]
(n) Names of Geographical Objects ‏אֶבֶן בֹּהַן‎
= stone or rock located on boundary between territories of Judah and Benjamin; associated with Bohan, one of the sons of Reuben  - stone (of) Bohan [show/hide contextual meanings]
(o) Names of Geographical Objects ‏אֶבֶן הַזֹּחֶלֶת‎
= stone or rock located near En-Rogel, south of Jerusalem; location where Davud's son Adonijah tried to make himself king  - Serpent's Stone, Snake Rock [show/hide contextual meanings]

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(c) MT HOTTP-C NIV NJPS CEV אֶבֶן הָאֶצֶל ; RSV NRSV REB NJB GNT הארגב הלאז "that stone heap"