BDB1300 [H1254]

I. בָּרָא53 verb shape, create (compare Arabic probably loan-word, form, fashion by cutting, shape out, pare a reed for writing, a stick for an arrow, but also , create; Phoenician הברא CISi. 347 incisor, a trade involving cutting; Assyrian barû, make, create, COTGloss & Hpt KAT2 Gloss 1 but dubious; Sabean ברא found, build, DHMZMG 1883, 413, synonym בנה; BaZA. 1888, 58, compare Assyrian banû, create, beget, with change of liquid; Aramaic בְּרָא, , create) —

Qal Perfect Gen 1:1 + 19 t.; Imperfect יִבְרָא Gen 1:21; Gen 1:27; Num 16:30 Infinitive בְּראֹ Gen 5:1 Imperative בְּרָא Ps 51:12 Participle בּוֺרֵא Isa 42:5 + 10 t.; suffix בֹּרַאֲךָ Isa 43:1 בּוֺרְאֶיךָ Eccl 12:1shape, fashion, create, always of divine activity, with accusative of thing, seldom except in P and Isa2.
1. object heaven and earth Gen 1:1; Gen 2:3 (P) Isa 45:18 (twice in verse); mankind Gen 1:27 (3 t. in verse); Gen 5:1; Gen 5:2 (P) Gen 6:7 (J) Deut 4:32; Ps 89:48; Isa 45:12 the host of heaven Isa 40:26 heavens Isa 42:5 ends of the earth Isa 40:28 north and south Ps 89:13 wind Amos 4:13 the תנינים Gen 1:21 (P).
2. the individual man Mal 2:10 (|| father) Eccl 12:1 the smith and the waster Isa 54:16 (twice in verse); Israel as a nation Isa 43:15 Jacob Isa 43:1 the seed of Israel Isa 43:7.
3. new conditions and circumstances: righteousness and salvation Isa 45:8 darkness and evil Isa 45:7 fruit of the lips Isa 57:19 a new thing חֲדָשָׁה (a woman encompassing a man) Jer 31:22 בְּרִיאָה (swallowing up the Korahites) Num 16:30 (J); cloud and flame over Zion Isa 4:5.
4. of transformations: a clean heart Ps 51:12 (|| חִדֵּשׁ); new heaven and earth Isa 65:17 (in place of old); transformation of nature Isa 41:20 with double accusative בורא ירושׁלם גילה transform Jerusalem into rejoicing Isa 65:18. Niph`al Perfect 2 feminine singular נִבְרֵאתְ Ezek 21:35 3 plural נִבְרְאוּ Exod 34:10 + 2 t.; Imperfect יִבָּרֵא֑וּן Ps 104:30 Infinitive suffix הִבָּרַאֲךָ Ezek 28:13 הִבָּֽרְאָךְ Ezek 28:15 הִבָּֽרְאָם Gen 2:4; Gen 5:2 Participle נִבְרָא Ps 102:19Pass.
1. be created: heaven and earth Gen 2:4 (P); creatures Ps 104:30 mankind Gen 5:2 (P); heavens Ps 148:5.
2. with reference to birth: במקום אשׁר נבראת in the place where thou wast created (i.e. native land) Ezek 21:35 יום הבראך day when thou wast created (king of Tyre) Ezek 28:13; Ezek 28:15 (compare היום ילדתיך Ps 2:7); עַם נִבְרָא Ps 102:19 (|| עַם נוֺלָד Ps 22:32).
3. of something new, astonishing: miracles Exod 34:10 (J); new things, חדשׁות Isa 48:6. Pi`el Perfect בֵּרֵאתָ Josh 17:15 בֵּרֵאתוֺ Josh 17:18 Infinitive absolute בָּרֵא Ezek 21:24 (twice in verse); Ezek 23:47
1. cut down: a forest Josh 17:15; Josh 17:18 (J); וּבָרֵא אוֺתְהֶן בְּחַרְבוֺתָם Ezek 23:47.
2. cut out: יָד hand, as an index Ezek 21:24 (twice in verse).

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