BDB5242 [H5251 H3071]

נֵס noun [masculine] standard, ensign, signal, sign (Late Hebrew id., flag, usually sign, i.e. miracle; ᵑ7 נֵס, נִסָּא sign, miracle); — ׳נ absolute Num 21:8 +; construct Isa 11:10 suffix נִסִּי Exod 17:15; Isa 49:22

1. a. standard, as rallying-point, נִסִּי ׳י Exod 17:15 (E), ׳י my standard (name of altar); conspicuously set on hill Isa 30:17 (simile of solitariness; || תֹּרֶן עַלרֿאֹשׁ הָהָר); signal of war [see SchumacherZPV ix. 232, Across the Jordan, 104 f.] (especially to the nations, for destruction or deliverance of Judah, Isaiah Jeremiah), לַגּוֺיִם ׳נָשָׂא נ Isa 5:26; Isa 11:12 compare Isa 18:3 (on mountains, || תָּקַע שׁוֺפָר); אֶלעַֿמִּים ׳אָרִים נ Isa 49:22 (|| אֶשָּׂא אֶלגּֿוֺיִם יָדִי), — in all these subject ׳י; compare עֹמֵד לְנֵס עַמִּים Isa 10:11 (of Messianic king); ׳שְׂאוּ נ Isa 13:2 (on mountain), Jer 50:2; Jer 51:12 (with אֶלֿ against), vJer 51:27 (|| תִּקְעוּ שׁוֺפָר בַּגּוֺיִם), עַלעַֿמִּים ׳הָרִימוּ נ Isa 62:10, compare Jer 4:21 (|| קוֺל שׁוֺפָר); לְהִתְנוֺסֵס ׳נָתַתָּהנ֗֗֗ Ps 60:6 thou hast set a standard (only) for fleeing.
\ \ b. signal, צִיּ֫וֺנָה ׳שְׂאוּ נ Jer 4:6 (i.e. to direct refugees to Zion).
2. standard, as pole, supporting serpent of bronze Num 21:8; Num 21:9 (JE).
3. a. ensign, signal, שֵׁשׁמִ֗֗֗מִּצְרַיִם הָיָה מִפְרָשֵׁךְ לִהְיוֺת לָךְ לְנֵס Ezek 27:7 byssus from Egypt was thy sail, to serve thee for an ensign (so DaToy; on lack of pennon on ancient ships see Co; > strike out Co Berthol); so
\ \ b. (since sails were the only ensign) = sail Isa 33:23 (Che Di and others; > pennon Ges Hi Ew De Du).
4. sign (compare Late Hebrew) = warning Num 26:10 (P).

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