BDB7684 [H7225]

[רֵאשִׁית] noun feminine beginning, chief (for *רְאֵשִׁית GGA 1884, 1019, compare HolzHexateuch 465; Syriac ); — absolute ׳ר Deut 33:21+, construct ׳ר Gen 10:10+, רֵשִׁית Deut 11:12 suffix רֵאשִׁיתוֺ Eccl 7:8, רֵאשִׁתוֺ Job 42:12, etc.; —

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\ \ a. beginning of kingdom Gen 10:10 (J), year Deut 11:12, reign Jer 26:1; Jer 27:1; Jer 28:1; Jer 49:34= first phase, step, or element in course of events Isa 46:10 (opposed to אַחֲרִית); of a thing (דָּבָר) Eccl 7:8 (opposed to id.); of sin Mic 1:13, strife Prov 17:14, wisdom Ps 111:10, knowledge Prov 1:7 thy beginning Job 8:7 = thine early life so his beginning Job 42:12 (both opposed to אַחֲרִית), ׳ר before clause, ׳בָּרָא א ׳בְּר Gen 1:1 in the beginning when god created (> absolute in the beginning God created); אֹנִי ׳ר Gen 49:3 (poem) beginning (first product) of my manly vigour (|| בְּכֹרִי כֹּחִי so Deut 21:17; Ps 78:51 (both || בְּכוֺת Ps 105:36 compare דֵּרְכֵי אֵל ׳ר Job 40:19 (of hippopotamus), דַּרְכּוֺ ׳ר Prov 8:22 (of wisdom);=first season (of a tree) Hos 9:10 גּוֺיִם׳ר Num 24:20 (JE), first, earliest, of nations.
\ \ b. first of fruits Exod 23:19 (E), Exod 34:26 (JE), Deut 26:2; Deut 26:10; Ezek 44:30.a, of harvest Lev 23:10 (H), grain Deut 18:4; 2Chr 31:5 dough Num 15:20; Num 15:21 (P), Ezek 44:30b Neh 10:38, wool Deut 18:4 of כָּלתְּֿבוּאָתֶ֑ךָ Prov 3:9 Israel is תְּבוּאָתֹה ׳ר Jer 2:3 (i.e. of ׳יs increase); ׳ר=first-fruits Lev 2:12 (P), Num 18:12 (P), Neh 12:44 הָאָרֶץ ׳ר Ezek 48:14
2. first chief, Amos 6:1 גְּבוּרָתָם ׳ר Jer 49:35 (of bows); so apparently בְּנֵי עַמּוֺן ׳ר Dan 11:41, i.e. the principal part of them (Buhl Marti conjecture שְׁאֵרִית after ᵑ6); מַשְׁאוֺתֵיכֶם ׳ר Ezek 20:40, i.e. your chief oblations; שְׁמָנִים ׳ר Amos 6:6, i.e. choice oils; = choice part, of land Deut 33:21, offering 1Sam 2:29, הַחֵרֶם 1Sam 15:21 absolute chief thing Prov 4:7 (of wisdom).


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