BDB9129 [H8446 H3491]

תּוּר verb seek out, spy out, explore (Late Hebrew id. (rare); perhaps originally turn (to or about), Assyrian târu, turn about, back, taîru adjective turning back, also merciful, and substantive mercy; Arabic () IV. go about (rare), a go-between) —

Qal Perfect 1 singular תַּרְתִּי Ezek 20:6; Eccl 2:3 3 plural תָּרוּ Num 13:32 2 masculine plural תַּרְתֶּם Num 14:24 Imperfect 3 masculine plural יָתֻ֫רוּ Num 13:2, וַיָּתֻ֫רוּ vNum 13:21 read also 3 masculine singular, יָתוּר Job 39:8 ᵑ9 ᵑ7 Ew Di Bu Du and most (for יְתוּר); 2 masculine plural תָּתוּ֫רוּ Num 15:39 Infinitive construct תּוּר Num 10:33 +; Participle plural תָּרִים Num 14:6, on 1Kgs 10:15; 2Chr 9:14 see infra; —
1. seek out, select: לָתוּר לָהֶם מִנוּחָה Num 10:33 (J, subject ark of ׳י), compare Deut 1:33 (subject ׳י), Ezek 20:6 (id., accusative land); followed by infinitive = find out how to do something, בְּלִבִּי לְ ׳ת Eccl 2:3.
2. spy out, explore, accusative of land Num 13:2; Num 13:16; Num 13:17; Num 13:21; Num 13:23; Num 13:32 (twice in verse); Num 14:7; Num 14:34; Num 14:36; Num 14:38, accusative of mountains Job 39:8 (see above), compare Participle as subject explores, spies Num 14:6 (all P); explore mentally, וּבַקֵּשׁ חָכְמָה ׳לָדַעַת וְלָת Eccl 7:25, compare Eccl 9:1 Gr (׳ת for בוּר q. v.), בְּחָכְמָה עַלֿ ׳לָת Eccl 1:13 (KueOnd. 2, iii. 196).
3. go about, figurative אַהֲרִי לְבַבְכֶם Num 15:39 (P); Participle אַנְשֵׁי הַתָּרִים 1Kgs 10:15; 2Chr 9:14, usually merchants (|| סֹחֲרִים רִכְּ לִים); Kit, after ᵑ6 2 Chronicles, proposes הֶעָרִים for הַתָּרִים Hiph`il Imperfect 3 masculine plural וַיָּתִ֫ירוּ בְּבֵיתאֵֿל Judg 1:23 they made a reconnoisance at Bethel (Vrss disagree, Gie וַיַּחֲנוּ, compare GFM); 3 masculine singular יָתֵר מֵרֵעֵהוּ צַדִּיק Prov 12:26 the righteous searches out (RV is a guide to) his friend, ᵑ7 AV is more excellent than (reading יָתָר), Hi Ew De and others spies out his pasture (מִרְעֵהוּ, in spiritual sense), all dubious; Toy conjectures יָסֻר מֵרָעָה.

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