BDB3847 [H386 H388]

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).

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