ע.ק.ר

  • 2 times as noun
    • Leviticus 25:47, 1 Chronicles 2:27
  • 7 times as verb: 5 הפעיל, 1 פעל, 1  נפעל
    • Genesis 49:6, Joshua 11:6, 11:9, 2 Samuel 8:4, 1 Chronicles 18:4, Ecclesiastes 3:2, Zephaniah 2:4
  • 12 times as adjective: 5 referring to particular individual, 7 general statements
    • general statements: Exodus 23:26, Deuteronomy 7:14 (2x), 1 Samuel 2:5, Job 24:21, Psalms 113:9, Isaiah 54:1

Examples of verses and translations:

Leviticus 25:47  And if a stranger who is a settler with thee be waxen rich, and thy brother be waxen poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger who is a settler with thee, or to the offshoot of a stranger’s family

ויקרא כה:מז ְוכִי תַשִּׂיג יַד גֵּר וְתוֹשָׁב עִמָּךְ וּמָךְ אָחִיךָ עִמּוֹ וְנִמְכַּר לְגֵר תּוֹשָׁב עִמָּךְ אוֹ לְעֵקֶר מִשְׁפַּחַת גֵּר

Genesis 49:6  Let my soul not come into their council; unto their assembly let my glory not be united; for in their anger they slew men, and in their self-will they houghed/hamstrung oxen

 בראשית מט:ו בְּסֹדָם אַל-תָּבֹא נַפְשִׁי, בִּקְהָלָם אַל-תֵּחַד כְּבֹדִי:  כִּי בְאַפָּם הָרְגוּ אִישׁ, וּבִרְצֹנָם עִקְּרוּ-שׁוֹר

Ecclesiastes 3:2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up/uproot that which is planted;

איכה ג:ב עֵת לָלֶדֶת, וְעֵת לָמוּת ;עֵת לָטַעַת, וְעֵת לַעֲקוֹר נָטוּעַ

Zephaniah 2:4  For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation; they shall drive out Ashdod at the noonday, and Ekron shall be uprooted/destroyed

צפניה ב:ד כִּי עַזָּה עֲזוּבָה תִהְיֶה וְאַשְׁקְלוֹן לִשְׁמָמָה; אַשְׁדּוֹד בַּצָּהֳרַיִם יְגָרְשׁוּהָ, וְעֶקְרוֹן תֵּעָקֵר

Deuteronomy 7:14 You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle

דברים ז:יד בָּרוּךְ תִּהְיֶה מִכָּל-הָעַמִּים:  לֹא-יִהְיֶה בְךָ עָקָר וַעֲקָרָה וּבִבְהֶמְתֶּךָ

Psalms 113:9 Who makes the barren woman to dwell in her house as a joyful mother of children.
Hallelujah.

 תהילים קיג:ט מוֹשִׁיבִי עֲקֶרֶת הַבַּיִת אֵם-הַבָּנִים שְׂמֵחָה: הַלְלוּ-יָהּ.

Modern Hebrew:
(עִקָּר  (שֵם ז’ essence, main part, gist ; most of ; principle

(עִקֵּר  (פ’ פיעל to neuter, to spay ; to sterilize

Merriam-Webster online dictionary “barren 1 : not reproducing: as a : incapable of producing offspring — used especially of females or matings”.  b : not yet or not recently pregnant”

Question:

What (if any) is the connection between “barrenness”, “offspring” and “laming”, “uprooting”, or “destroying”?  What about “essence”?

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