Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #6083: `aphar (pronounced aw-fawr')

from 6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud:--ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) dry earth, dust, powder, ashes, earth, ground, mortar, rubbish

1a) dry or loose earth

1b) debris

1c) mortar

1d) ore

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H6080


This word is used 110 times:

Genesis 2:7: "formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils"
Genesis 3:14: "beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all"
Genesis 3:19: "out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Genesis 3:19: "dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Genesis 13:16: "And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man"
Genesis 13:16: "can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered."
Genesis 18:27: "unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:"
Genesis 26:15: "the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth."
Genesis 28:14: "And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north,"
Exodus 8:16: "thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all"
Exodus 8:17: "with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man,"
Exodus 8:17: "in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all"
Leviticus 14:41: "within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without"
Leviticus 14:42: "of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house."
Leviticus 14:45: "the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of"
Leviticus 17:13: "may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust."
Numbers 5:17: "in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle"
Numbers 19:17: "And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water"
Numbers 23:10: "Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel?"
Deuteronomy 9:21: "even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into"
Deuteronomy 9:21: "as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of"
Deuteronomy 28:24: "the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon"
Deuteronomy 32:24: "upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust."
Joshua 7:6: "and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads."
1 Samuel 2:8: "He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill,"
2 Samuel 16:13: "stones at him, and cast dust."
2 Samuel 22:43: "Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad."
1 Kings 16:2: "Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over"
1 Kings 18:38: "the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench."
1 Kings 20:10: "unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all"
2 Kings 13:7: "for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing."
2 Kings 23:4: "Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel."
2 Kings 23:6: "Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast"
2 Kings 23:6: "Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves"
2 Kings 23:12: "from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron."
2 Kings 23:15: "the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove."
2 Chronicles 1:9: "hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude."
Nehemiah 4:2: "the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?"
Nehemiah 4:10: "of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build"
Job 2:12: "and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven."
Job 4:19: "of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?"
Job 5:6: "Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble"
Job 7:5: "is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome."
Job 7:21: "for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not"
Job 8:19: "this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow."
Job 10:9: "that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?"
Job 14:8: "in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;"
Job 14:19: "the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man."
Job 16:15: "my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust."
Job 17:16: "our rest together is in the dust."

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