1964. hekal
Strong's Concordance
hekal: a palace, temple
Original Word: הֵיכָל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: hekal
Phonetic Spelling: (hay-kawl')
Short Definition: temple
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
a palace, temple
NASB Translation
court (1), nave (14), palace (7), palaces (4), temple (53), temples (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
הֵיכָל noun masculineNah 2:7 (on Isaiah 44:28 compare Che Di) palace, temple (see also Late Hebrew id. temple, Aramaic הֵיכָלָא, הֵיכְלָא, , palace, temple, Palmyrene הכלא temple Vog16; compare Arabic (probably Aramaic loan-word according to Frä274), Ethiopic temple; Assyrian ekallu, palace, temple; — probably loan-word from Akkadian e-gal, great house, compare SchrHI 148 COT 2 Kings 20:18 HptE-vowel 11 f. LehmannŠamaššumukîn 126, and on usage Dl338; > from יכל (וכל) = כול contain Ew§ 162 b Thes Add84; compare Ol§ 191 b HoffmAGG xxxvi. Mai 1889:25 Dlw; from an original יכל LagBN 121, but compare HomZMG 1890.547) absolute ׳ה Amos 8:3 27t. (׳הַה 1 Kings 6:17 +); construct הֵיכַל Micah 1:2 35t.; suffix הֵיכָלָ֑ךָ Psalm 48:10 2t.; הֵיכָלוֺ Jeremiah 50:28 7t.; plural הֵיכָלוֺת Hosea 8:14; construct הֵיכְלֵי Isaiah 13:22 2t.; suffix הֵיכְלֵיכֶם Joel 4:5; — never in Hexateuch, rarely in Samuel & pre-exile prophets; especially frequently in Ki Ezekiel & late prophets, also Chronicles; occasionally in Psalms; —

1 rather seld. (royal) palace (so almost always in Assyrian); of Ahab 1 Kings 21:1, of king of Babylon 2 Kings 20:18 = Isaiah 38:17; 2Chronicles 36:7, compare Daniel 1:4, and plural הֵיכְלֵי עֹנֶג Isaiah 13:22 luxurious palaces; at Nineveh נָמוֺג ׳וְהַה Nahum 2:7; not clearly defined are הֵיכַל מֶלֶךְ Psalm 45:16 and הֵיכְלֵי שֵׁן Psalm 45:9; הֵיכָלוֺת Hosea 8:14 (in Northern Israel); see also וְהֵילִילוּ שִׁירוֺת הֵיכָל בַּיּוֺם הַהוּא Amos 8:3 and palace-songs shall be howlings in that day; compare also (probably) of Phoenician palaces Joel 4:5; quite General הֵיכְלֵי מֶלֶךְ, Proverbs 30:28, & תַּבְנִית הֵיכָל Psalm 144:12 (simile of well-proportioned daughters); — usual term for royal palace in Hebrew is בֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ, see בית.

2 of palace of God considered as king, = house of God or of ׳י, temple (compare ׳הַה Isaiah 6:1 e. below where prophet sees אדני ישֵׁב עַלכִּֿסֵּא):

a. of early, pre-Solomonic house at Shiloh ׳הֵיכַל י 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 3:3 (= ׳בֵּית י 1 Samuel 1:7; 1 Samuel 3:15; מֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֺעֵד 1 Samuel 2:22 omitted by ᵐ5 We Klo Dr) with doors (דלתות, 1 Samuel 3:15) & a doorpost (מזוזה 1 Samuel 1:9) (compare 2 Samuel 22:7 = Psalm 18:7 e below).

b. of Solomon's temple: specifically the hall or nave of the temple (the holy place, distinguished from the דְּבִּיר the inner sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, and with this included in the more General term ׳בֵּית י or הַבַּיִת, 1 Kings 6:1,2+ often) 1 Kings 6:17 (compare 1 Kings 6:19; 1 Kings 6:20 & 1 Kings 6:2) also 1 Kings 6:5; 1 Kings 6:33; 1 Kings 7:50 2Chronicles 4:22; further 2 Chronicles 4:7,8; Ezekiel 8:16 (twice in verse) הָאוּלָם עַלמְּֿנֵי הֵיכַל הַבַּיִת 1 Kings 6:3; אֻלָם הַהֵיכָל 1 Kings 7:21 "" עַלמְּֿנֵי הַהֵיכָל2Chronicles 3:17; ׳הֵיכַל י 2 Kings 18:16; also in wide sense (apparently = ׳בֵּית י), ׳הֵיכַל י 2 Kings 23:4; 2 Kings 24:13 ("" ׳בֵּית י), Jeremiah 7:4 (3 t. in verse) ("" ׳בֵּית י Jeremiah 7:2), Jeremiah 24:1 see also נִקְמַת הֵיכָלוֺ Jeremiah 50:28; Jeremiah 51:11 (both "" ׳נִקְמַת י); 2 Chronicles 26:16; 27:2, compare 2 Chronicles 29:16 ("" ׳מְּנִ֫ימָה בֵית י; opposed to ׳י ׳חֲצַר ב), in all three ׳הֵיכַל י.

c. hall or nave of Ezekiel's temple, the holy place (see above) (included in הַבַּיִת, the General term embracing the whole group of buildings) Ezekiel 41:1,4,15,21,23,25 (compare Ezekiel 41:20) Ezekiel 42:8.

d. general designation of 2 nd temple, הַהֵיכָל Zechariah 8:9 ("" צְבָאוֺת ׳בֵּית י); oftener ׳הֵיכַל י Haggai 2:15,18; Zechariah 6:12,13,14,15; Ezra 3:6,10, הֵיכָלוֺ Malachi 3:1; Psalm 27:4; בּוֺנִים הֵיכָל ליהוה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל Ezra 4:1; (הַ)הֵיכָל Nehemiah 6:10 (twice in verse) ("" בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים), Nehemiah 6:11; Isaiah 44:28, compare also Isaiah 66:6. — הֵיכָל occurs occasionally in Psalms, without conclusive evidence, in all cases, to what temple reference is had; apparently distinguished from ׳בֵּית י (as below b) Psalm 5:8 (הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ; see בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 5:7); perhaps also Psalm 68:30 (distinguished from Holy of Holies by De Che; yet verse obscure); but no distinction evident Psalm 79:1; Psalm 138:2; Jonah 2:5; Jonah 2:8 (all הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ); compare קְדשׁ הֵיכָל֑ךָ Psalm 65:5 ("" בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ); as containing the worshipping assembly Psalm 48:10.

e. of the heavenly temple where ׳י sits enthroned Isaiah 6:1; his abode in the heavens 2 Samuel 22:7 = Psalm 18:7; Psalm 11:4 ("" שָׁמַיִם; compare זְבֻל קָדְשׁוֺ Isaiah 63:15, "" id.), Isaiah 29:9; אֲדֹנָי מֵהֵיכַל קָדְשׁוֺ Micah 1:2, compare Habakkuk 2:20 ויהוה בְּהֵיכַל קָדְשׁוֺ.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
palace, temple

Probably from yakol (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple -- palace, temple.

see HEBREW yakol

Forms and Transliterations
בְּֽהֵ֘יכַ֤ל בְּהֵ֣יכְלֵי בְּהֵ֣יכַל בְּהֵיכַ֖ל בְּהֵיכַ֣ל בְּהֵיכַ֥ל בְּהֵיכָל֖וֹ בְּהֵיכָלֽוֹ׃ בַּֽהֵיכָ֔ל בהיכל בהיכלו בהיכלו׃ בהיכלי הֵ֥יכְלֵי הֵֽיכַל־ הֵֽיכָל֔וֹת הֵיכַ֖ל הֵיכַ֣ל הֵיכַ֤ל הֵיכַ֥ל הֵיכַ֪ל הֵיכָ֔ל הֵיכָֽל׃ הֵיכָל֙ הֵיכָל֜וֹ הֵיכָלֶֽךָ׃ הֵיכָלֽוֹ׃ הַֽהֵיכָ֑ל הַֽהֵיכָ֖ל הַֽהֵיכָ֗ל הַֽהֵיכָל֙ הַׅהֵׅיׅכָֽׅלׅ׃ הַהֵיכָ֑ל הַהֵיכָ֔ל הַהֵיכָ֖ל הַהֵיכָ֥ל הַהֵיכָֽל׃ ההיכל ההיכל׃ היכל היכל־ היכל׃ היכלו היכלו׃ היכלות היכלי היכלך׃ וְהֵיכַ֥ל וְהֵיכָ֖ל וְהַֽהֵיכָ֖ל וְהַֽהֵיכָל֙ וּבְהֵיכָל֑וֹ ובהיכלו וההיכל והיכל לְהֵיכְלֵיכֶֽם׃ לַֽהֵיכָ֖ל לַהֵיכָ֖ל להיכל להיכליכם׃ מֵֽ֭הֵיכָלֶךָ מֵֽהֵיכָ֑ל מֵהֵֽיכָלוֹ֙ מֵהֵיכַ֣ל מֵהֵיכַ֥ל מֵהֵיכָל֣וֹ מהיכל מהיכלו מהיכלך ba·hê·ḵāl baheiChal bahêḵāl bə·hê·ḵā·lōw bə·hê·ḵal bə·hê·ḵə·lê beheiChal beheichaLo beHeichelei bəhêḵal bəhêḵālōw bəhêḵəlê ha·hê·ḵāl haheiChal hahêḵāl hê·ḵā·le·ḵā hê·ḵā·lō·wṯ hê·ḵā·lōw hê·ḵal hê·ḵāl hê·ḵal- hê·ḵə·lê heiChal heichaLecha heichaLo heichaLot Heichlei hêḵal hêḵāl hêḵal- hêḵāleḵā hêḵālōw hêḵālōwṯ hêḵəlê la·hê·ḵāl laheiChal lahêḵāl lə·hê·ḵə·lê·ḵem leheicheleiChem ləhêḵəlêḵem mê·hê·ḵā·le·ḵā mê·hê·ḵā·lōw mê·hê·ḵal mê·hê·ḵāl meheiChal Meheichalcha meheichaLo mêhêḵal mêhêḵāl mêhêḵāleḵā mêhêḵālōw ū·ḇə·hê·ḵā·lōw ūḇəhêḵālōw uveheichaLo vehaheiChal veheiChal wə·ha·hê·ḵāl wə·hê·ḵal wə·hê·ḵāl wəhahêḵāl wəhêḵal wəhêḵāl
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80 Occurrences


ba·hê·ḵāl — 2 Occ.
bə·hê·ḵal — 12 Occ.
bə·hê·ḵā·lōw — 2 Occ.
bə·hê·ḵə·lê — 2 Occ.
ha·hê·ḵāl — 15 Occ.
hê·ḵal — 24 Occ.
hê·ḵā·le·ḵā — 2 Occ.
hê·ḵā·lōw — 3 Occ.
hê·ḵā·lō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
hê·ḵə·lê — 1 Occ.
la·hê·ḵāl — 4 Occ.
lə·hê·ḵə·lê·ḵem — 1 Occ.
mê·hê·ḵal — 3 Occ.
mê·hê·ḵā·le·ḵā — 1 Occ.
mê·hê·ḵā·lōw — 2 Occ.
ū·ḇə·hê·ḵā·lōw — 1 Occ.
wə·ha·hê·ḵāl — 2 Occ.
wə·hê·ḵal — 2 Occ.

1 Samuel 1:9
HEB: עַל־ מְזוּזַ֖ת הֵיכַ֥ל יְהוָֽה׃
NAS: by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.
KJV: by a post of the temple of the LORD.
INT: by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD

1 Samuel 3:3
HEB: וּשְׁמוּאֵ֖ל שֹׁכֵ֑ב בְּהֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־
NAS: was lying down in the temple of the LORD
KJV: went out in the temple of the LORD,
INT: and Samuel was lying the temple of the LORD after

2 Samuel 22:7
HEB: אֶקְרָ֑א וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ע מֵהֵֽיכָלוֹ֙ קוֹלִ֔י וְשַׁוְעָתִ֖י
NAS: to my God; And from His temple He heard
KJV: my voice out of his temple, and my cry
INT: cried heard his temple my voice and my cry

1 Kings 6:3
HEB: עַל־ פְּנֵי֙ הֵיכַ֣ל הַבַּ֔יִת עֶשְׂרִ֣ים
NAS: in front of the nave of the house
KJV: before the temple of the house,
INT: along front of the nave of the house twenty

1 Kings 6:5
HEB: הַבַּ֙יִת֙ סָבִ֔יב לַֽהֵיכָ֖ל וְלַדְּבִ֑יר וַיַּ֥עַשׂ
NAS: around both the nave and the inner sanctuary;
KJV: round about, [both] of the temple and of the oracle:
INT: of the house around the nave and the inner made

1 Kings 6:17
HEB: הַבָּ֑יִת ה֖וּא הַהֵיכָ֥ל לִפְנָֽי׃
NAS: The house, that is, the nave in front
KJV: And the house, that [is], the temple before
INT: the house that is the nave front

1 Kings 6:33
HEB: עָשָׂ֛ה לְפֶ֥תַח הַֽהֵיכָ֖ל מְזוּז֣וֹת עֲצֵי־
NAS: for the entrance of the nave four-sided
KJV: he for the door of the temple posts
INT: made the entrance of the nave doorposts wood

1 Kings 7:21
HEB: הָֽעַמֻּדִ֔ים לְאֻלָ֖ם הַֽהֵיכָ֑ל וַיָּ֜קֶם אֶת־
NAS: at the porch of the nave; and he set
KJV: in the porch of the temple: and he set up
INT: the pillars the porch of the nave set pillar

1 Kings 7:50
HEB: לְדַלְתֵ֥י הַבַּ֛יִת לַהֵיכָ֖ל זָהָֽב׃ פ
NAS: of the house, [that is], of the nave, of gold.
KJV: of the house, [to wit], of the temple.
INT: the doors of the house the nave of gold

1 Kings 21:1
HEB: בְּיִזְרְעֶ֑אל אֵ֚צֶל הֵיכַ֣ל אַחְאָ֔ב מֶ֖לֶךְ
NAS: beside the palace of Ahab
KJV: hard by the palace of Ahab
INT: Jezreel beside the palace of Ahab king

2 Kings 18:16
HEB: אֶת־ דַּלְת֨וֹת הֵיכַ֤ל יְהוָה֙ וְאֶת־
NAS: [the gold from] the doors of the temple of the LORD,
KJV: [the gold from] the doors of the temple of the LORD,
INT: Hezekiah the doors of the temple of the LORD and the pillars

2 Kings 20:18
HEB: וְהָיוּ֙ סָֽרִיסִ֔ים בְּהֵיכַ֖ל מֶ֥לֶךְ בָּבֶֽל׃
NAS: officials in the palace of the king
KJV: and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king
INT: will become officials the palace of the king of Babylon

2 Kings 23:4
HEB: הַסַּף֒ לְהוֹצִיא֙ מֵהֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה אֵ֣ת
NAS: to bring out of the temple of the LORD
KJV: to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD
INT: of the door to bring of the temple of the LORD all

2 Kings 24:13
HEB: מֶֽלֶךְ־ יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ בְּהֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֖ר
NAS: had made in the temple of the LORD,
KJV: had made in the temple of the LORD,
INT: king of Israel the temple of the LORD which

2 Chronicles 3:17
HEB: עַל־ פְּנֵ֣י הַהֵיכָ֔ל אֶחָ֥ד מִיָּמִ֖ין
NAS: in front of the temple, one
KJV: before the temple, one
INT: in front of the temple one the right

2 Chronicles 4:7
HEB: כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֑ם וַיִּתֵּן֙ בַּֽהֵיכָ֔ל חָמֵ֥שׁ מִיָּמִ֖ין
NAS: for them and he set them in the temple, five
KJV: and set [them] in the temple, five
INT: the way set the temple five the right

2 Chronicles 4:8
HEB: עֲשָׂרָה֒ וַיַּנַּח֙ בַּֽהֵיכָ֔ל חֲמִשָּׁ֥ה מִיָּמִ֖ין
NAS: and placed them in the temple, five
KJV: and placed [them] in the temple, five
INT: ten and placed the temple five the right

2 Chronicles 4:22
HEB: וְדַלְתֵ֥י הַבַּ֛יִת לַהֵיכָ֖ל זָהָֽב׃
NAS: of the house, [that is], of the nave, of gold.
KJV: of the house of the temple, [were of] gold.
INT: and the doors of the house the nave of gold

2 Chronicles 26:16
HEB: וַיָּבֹא֙ אֶל־ הֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה לְהַקְטִ֖יר
NAS: for he entered the temple of the LORD
KJV: and went into the temple of the LORD
INT: entered about the temple of the LORD to burn

2 Chronicles 27:2
HEB: בָ֖א אֶל־ הֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֑ה וְע֥וֹד
NAS: he did not enter the temple of the LORD.
KJV: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD.
INT: enter about the temple of the LORD continued

2 Chronicles 29:16
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֤ר מָֽצְאוּ֙ בְּהֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה לַחֲצַ֖ר
NAS: they found in the temple of the LORD
KJV: that they found in the temple of the LORD
INT: which found the temple of the LORD to the court

2 Chronicles 36:7
HEB: לְבָבֶ֑ל וַיִּתְּנֵ֥ם בְּהֵיכָל֖וֹ בְּבָבֶֽל׃
NAS: and put them in his temple at Babylon.
KJV: and put them in his temple at Babylon.
INT: to Babylon and put his temple Babylon

Ezra 3:6
HEB: עֹל֖וֹת לַיהוָ֑ה וְהֵיכַ֥ל יְהוָ֖ה לֹ֥א
NAS: but the foundation of the temple of the LORD
KJV: But the foundation of the temple of the LORD
INT: burnt God of the temple God but

Ezra 3:10
HEB: הַבֹּנִ֖ים אֶת־ הֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֑ה וַיַּעֲמִידוּ֩
NAS: had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD,
KJV: laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD,
INT: had laid the builders of the temple of the LORD stood

Ezra 4:1
HEB: הַגּוֹלָה֙ בּוֹנִ֣ים הֵיכָ֔ל לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י
NAS: were building a temple to the LORD
KJV: builded the temple unto the LORD
INT: of the exile were building A temple to the LORD God

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