Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #505 - אֶלֶף
1) a thousand
1a) as numeral
2) a thousand, company
2a) as a company of men under one leader, troops
2001) pla (אלפ ALP) AC: Guide CO: Yoke AB: Learn: The yoke of the oxen, the yoke of learning. An older experienced ox is yoked to a younger inexperienced one in order to teach it how to pull a load. A thousand, as a large number of oxen. [from: la- an ox as wearing a yoke for work] (eng: elephant)
V) pla (אלפ ALP) - I. Learn:To learn by example in the sense of being yoked to another. II. Thousand:To make or bring forth a thousand, a thousand-fold. KJV (5): (vf: Hiphil, Paal, Piel) teach, learn, utter, bring forth thousands - Strongs: H502 (אָלַף), H503 (אָלַף)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֶלֶף , אֲלַף Ch. a thousand, Daniel 5:1, 7:10.
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