BDB5108 [H5159]

נַחֲלָה224 noun feminine possession, property, inheritance (originally gift; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew); — ׳נ Num 18:23 +; נַחֲלָת Ps 16:6 (Ges«GKC:90g»§ 90g), read נַחֲלָתִי Ew SS We ii. 1, 425; construct נַחֲלַת Josh 13:23 suffix נַחֲלָתִי Ruth 4:6 נַחֲלַתְכֶם Ps 105:11 plural נְחָלוֺת Isa 49:8, נְחָלֹת Josh 19:51

1. property:
\ \ a. in Canaan given by ׳י to Israel, נחלת ישׂראל Judg 20:6 יעקב ׳נ Isa 58:14, especially אֲשֶׁר נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה Deut 4:21; Deut 15:4; Deut 19:10; Deut 20:16; Deut 21:28; Deut 24:4; Deut 25:19; Deut 26:1 (all D); הנחלה אשׁר הנחלתי את עמי Jer 12:14.
\ \ b. distributive among tribes: לְ ׳נתן נ Num 16:14; Num 36:2; Josh 14:3 (restore לְ), Josh 17:4; Josh 17:14; Josh 19:49 (all P); לְ ׳נתן לנ Deut 29:7; Josh 11:23; Josh 14:13 (all D2); נָָֽחֲלוּ נחלהJosh 17:6(J); ׳תֵּחָלֵק בּנ Num 26:53; Num 26:56 (P); נפל בּנחלה Num 34:2 (P), Judg 18:1; Ezek 47:22 ׳הפיל בנ Josh 13:6; Josh 23:4 (D2), Ezek 45:1; Ezek 47:22, also vEzek 47:22 (Co reads ב for מ).
\ \ c. nations as possession of the people, Ps 111:6 of the king Ps 2:8.
\ \ d. Levites have no property in the land Num 18:23; Num 18:24; Deut 10:9; Deut 12:12 their possession is ׳י Num 18:20 (P); הוּא נחלתו ׳י Deut 10:9; Deut 18:2; Josh 13:14; Josh 13:33 (all D); the tithes Num 18:21; Num 18:24; Num 18:26 (P).
\ \ e. ׳י takes Israel as his property, 1Sam 10:1; 1Kgs 8:53; 2Kgs 21:14; Isa 19:25; Mic 7:18; Ps 33:12; Ps 68:10; Ps 106:5 עם נחלה Deut 4:20 (D2); עַמְּךָ וְנַחֲלָֽתְךָ Deut 9:26; Deut 9:29 (D), 1Kgs 8:51 || עַם Isa 47:6; Joel 2:17; Joel 4:2; Mic 7:14; Ps 28:9; Ps 78:62; Ps 78:71; Ps 94:5; Ps 94:14; Ps 106:40 ׳נחלת י 1Sam 26:19; 2Sam 20:19; 2Sam 21:3 אלהים ׳נ 2Sam 14:16 ׳יעקב חבל נ Deut 32:9 ׳שׁבט נ Jer 10:16 = Jer 51:19, Ps 74:2 ׳שׁבטי נ Isa 63:17 also, the holy mountain Exod 15:17 (song), temple Jer 12:7; Ps 79:1, land Jer 2:7; Jer 12:8; Jer 12:9; Jer 16:18; Jer 50:11.
2. portion, share:
\ \ a. assigned by God, Isa 54:17; Ps 37:18; Ps 127:3 elsewhere || חֵלֶק Job 20:29; Job 27:13; Job 31:2.
\ \ b. by choice, || חֵלֶק, לנו בבן ישׁי ׳לא נ 2Sam 20:1 we have no share in the son of Jesse = 1Kgs 12:16 = 2Chr 10:16.
3. inheritance (45 t.) חֵלֶק וְנַחֲלָה בְּבֵית אָבִּינוּ Gen 31:14 (E) portion or inheritance in the house of our father; לְ ׳העביר נ Num 27:7; Num 27:8 (P) cause the inheritance to pass unto; לְ ׳נתן נ Num 27:9; Num 27:10; Num 27:11 (P), Job 42:15 נחלת אבות Num 36:3; Num 36:8; 1Kgs 21:3; 1Kgs 21:4; Prov 19:14 לבניו תהיה ׳נ Ezek 46:16.


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