Dictionary Mode: easton:Hem
@ of a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much importance to these, because of the regulations in Numbers:15:38-39. These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so as to attract special notice Matthew:23:5). The hem of Christ's garment touched ( 9:20; 14:36; Luke:8:44).
Heman @ faithful. (1.) kjv Kings:4:31; 1Chronicles:2:6, a son of Zerah, noted for his wisdom. (2.) Grandson of Samuel ( 1Chronicles:6:33 1Chronicles:15:17), to whom the 88th Psalm probably was inscribed. He was one of the "seers" named in 2Chronicals:29:14 2Chronicals:29:30, and took a leading part in the administration of the sacred services.
Hemath @ a Kenite ( 1Chronicles:2:55), the father of the house of Rechab.
Hemlock @ (1.) Heb. rosh Hosea:10:4; rendered "gall" in Deuteronomy:29:18 Deuteronomy:32:32; Psalms:69:21; Jeremiah:9:15 Jeremiah:23:15; "poison," Job:20:16; "venom," Deuteronomy:32:33). "Rosh is the name of some poisonous plant which grows quickly and luxuriantly; of a bitter taste, and therefore coupled with wormwood Deuteronomy:29:18; Lamentations:3:19). Hence it would seem to be not the hemlock cicuta, nor the colocynth or wild gourd, nor lolium darnel, but the poppy so called from its heads" (Gesenius, Lex.). (2.) Heb. la'anah, generally rendered "wormwood" (q.v.), Deuteronomy:29:18, Text 17; Proverbs:5:4; Jeremiah:9:15 Jeremiah:23:15. Once it is rendered "hemlock" Amos:6:12; R.V., "wormwood"). This Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to curse," hence the accursed.
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