BDB3025 [H2670]

חָפְשִׁי adjective free (Late Hebrew id.) — ׳ח Exod 21:5 + 10 t. + Ps 88:6 plural חָפְשִׁים Isa 58:6 + 4 t. —

1. free from slavery: of Hebrew bondslave (male or female) set free in 7th year Exod 21:2; Exod 21:5 (JE), Deut 15:12; Deut 15:13; Deut 15:18, compare Jer 34:9; Jer 34:10; Jer 34:11; Jer 34:14; Jer 34:16 of slave (male or female) set free on account of injury done Exod 21:26; Exod 21:27 (JE); מֵאֲדֹנָיו ׳עֶבֶד ח Job 3:19 a slave is free from his master (i.e. in Sh®°ôl); but בַּמֵּתִים חָפְשִׁי Ps 88:6 among the dead I am free (i.e. adrift, cut off from Yahweh's remembrance); more generally, שַׁלַּח רְצוּצִים חָפְשִׁים Isa 58:6 to let oppressed ones go free.
2. free from taxes, obligations, etc. אֵת בֵּית אָבִיו יַעֲשֶׂה חָפְשִׁי בְּיְשְׂרָאֵל 1Sam 17:25 his father's house will he make free in Israel.

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