Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #6202: `araph (pronounced aw-raf')

a primitive root (identical with 6201 through the idea of sloping); properly, to bend downward; but used only as a denominative from 6203, to break the neck; hence (figuratively) to destroy:--that is beheaded, break down, break (cut off, strike off) neck.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) (Qal) to break the neck (of an animal)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root [identical with H6201 through the idea of sloping]


This word is used 5 times:

Exodus 13:13: "and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children"
Exodus 34:20: "and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem."
Deuteronomy 21:6: "their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:"
Isaiah 66:3: "a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's"
Hosea 10:2: "now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images."

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