BDB6165 [H6010]

עֵ֫מֶק70 noun masculineMic 1:4 vale (properly deepening, depth, see GASmGeogr. 384 f. 654 f.; compare בִּקְעָה, גַּיְא, נַחַל); — ׳י absolute Josh 8:13 +, construct Gen 14:17 +; suffix עִמְקֵךְ Jer 49:4, עִמְקָם Jer 47:5 (but see below); plural עֲמָקִים Mic 1:4, suffix עֲמָקַיִךְ Isa 22:7vale, valley, lowland, opposed to הֶהָרִים Mic 1:4, amid mountains, e.g. about Jerusalem Isa 22:7; Jer 31:40, so perhaps לשׁוֵה ׳ע Gen 14:17 = הַמֶּלֶךְ ׳ע vGen 14:17; 2Sam 18:18, compare תֶבְרוֺן ׳ע Gen 37:14 (J), בְּגִבְעוֺן ׳ע Isa 28:21; Josh 8:13 (JE), הָאֵלָה ׳ע 1Sam 17:2; 1Sam 17:19; 1Sam 21:10 (perhaps Wady es-Sant, in Shephelah, west of Bethlehem, GASmGeogr. 226); אֲשֶׁר לְבֵית רְחוֺב ׳ע Judg 18:28 in extreme north; in Moab Jer 48:8 (|| [opposed to?] מִישׁוֺר); or wider, e.g. Judg 5:15 (scene of Sisera's defeat; read perhaps ׳ע also for עֲמָלֵק vJudg 5:14 GFM), יִזְרְעֶ֑אל ׳ע Judg 6:33; Hos 1:5; Josh 17:16 (JE), compare Judg 7:1; Judg 7:8; Judg 7:12; 1Sam 31:7 = 1Chr 10:7, these all perhaps narrow ends of plain (compare GASml.c.), but see 1Kgs 20:28 (opposed to הֶהָרִים; || מִישׁוֺר v1Kgs 20:23 = open country, compare Aphek v1Kgs 20:26); of Jordan-valley Josh 13:19; Josh 13:27 (P); of maritime plain (opposed to הָהָר) Judg 1:19; Judg 1:34 fit for chariots, so also אֶרֶץ ׳הָע Josh 17:16 (P), compare Job 39:21 ׳ישֶׁבֶת הָע Jer 21:13, compare Num 14:25 (see Gie di); cultivated 1Sam 6:13; Jer 49:4 (twice in verse); Job 39:10, fertile 1Chr 27:29; Ps 65:14; Song 2:1 see also אַיָּלוֺן, בָּכָא, כְּרָכָה, II. חָרוּץ, יְהוֺשָׁפָט, סֻכּוֺת, עָכוֺר, קְצִיץ, רְפָאִים, שִׂדִּים; ׳בֵּית הָע. — For עִמְקָם Jer 47:5 read עֲנָקִם Anakim ᵐ5 Thes Hi Gf Gie Co Rothst; so also (more dubious) 1Chr 12:16 (van d. H. v.1Chr 12:15) Gf Gie, where otherwise ׳הָע = people of valleys.

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