Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5608: caphar (pronounced saw-far')

a primitive root; properly, to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e. (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively, to recount, i.e. celebrate:--commune, (ac-)count; declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to count, recount, relate (verb)

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to count (things)

1a2) to number, take account of, reckon

1b) (Niphal) to be counted, be numbered

1c) (Piel) to recount, rehearse, declare

1c1) to recount (something), rehearse

1c2) to talk

1c3) to count exactly or accurately

1d) (Pual) to be recounted, be rehearsed, be related

2) enumerator, muster-officer, secretary, scribe (noun masculine)

2a) enumerator, muster-officer, secretary

2b) learned man, scribe

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 1540, 1540c


This word is used 161 times:

Jeremiah 37:15: "him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison."
Jeremiah 37:20: "to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there."
Jeremiah 51:10: "our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD"
Jeremiah 52:25: "which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered"
Ezekiel 9:2: "man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in,"
Ezekiel 9:3: "to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;"
Ezekiel 12:16: "them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare"
Ezekiel 44:26: "And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days."
Hosea 1:10: "cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said"
Joel 1:3: " Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Habakkuk 1:5: "in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told"

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