I. אֵיתָן, אֵתָן adjective perennial, ever-flowing, figurative permanent, as substantive steady flow, permanence; — absolute אֵיתָן
[Gen 49:24] + 8 t.; אֵתָן [Job 33:19] suffix אֵיתָנוֺ [Exod 14:27] plural אֵיתָנִים [Job 12:19] אֵתָנִים [1Kgs 8:2]; [Mic 6:2] (in form, an 'elative,' Ew§ 162 b = Arabic comparative and superlative); —
1. ever-flowing (opposed to אַכְזָב), נַחַל אֵיתָן
[Amos 5:24] an ever-flowing wady, [Deut 21:4] (see Dr); as substantive in נַהֲרוֺת אֵיתָּן [Ps 74:15] rivers of steady flow; as substantive also [Exod 14:27] (J), the sea returned לְאֵיתָנוֺ to its steady flow, יֶרַת הָאֵיתָנִים [1Kgs 8:2] month of steady flowings = 7th mo., Oct.-;Nov. (post-Biblical Tisri).
2. figurative permanent, enduring גּוֺי אֵיתָן הוּא
[Jer 5:15], i.e. a nation whose numbers never dwindle or fail, imperishable, ׳וְרִיב עֲצָמָיו א [Job 33:19] Kt the strife of his bones is constant, [Gen 49:24] his bow abode ׳בְּא as an enduring, firm, one, מוֺשָֽׁבְךָ ׳א [Num 24:21] (|| שִׂים בַּסֶּלַע), נְוֵה אֵיתָן [Jer 49:19] = [Jer 50:44] an abode of permanency (of Edom, and Babylon, suddenly depopulated by foe, figured as lion); האיתנים מוסדי ארץ [Mic 6:2] ye ever-enduring ones, the foundations of the earth (but read probably with We הַאֲזִינוּ), [Job 12:19] אֵיתָנִים יְסַלֵּף he subverteth them that are firmly seated (i.e. men established in hereditary offices or dignities). Very uncertain is [Prov 13:15] דֶּרֶךְ בִּגְדִים אֵיתָן, perhaps firm, hard, rugged (Ew De Hi Now according to Str. the text is corrupt).
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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