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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hebrews ah (Jeremiah 36:22, 23; R.V., "brazier"), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the king's winter apartment.

Hebrews kiyor (Zechariah 12:6; R.V., "pan"), a fire-pan.

Hebrews moqed (Psalm 102:3; R.V., "fire-brand"), properly a fagot.

Hebrews yaqud (Isaiah 30:14), a burning mass on a hearth.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.

2. (n.) The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.

3. (n.) The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

harth: Occurs 7 times in the King James Version: Genesis 18:6 Psalm 102:3 Isaiah 30:14 Jeremiah 36:22, 23 bis; Zechariah 12:6; Zechariah 4 times in the Revised Version: Leviticus 6:9 Isaiah 30:14 Ezekiel 43:15, 16 ("altar hearth"); compare also Isaiah 29:1 the Revised Version margin. It will be noted that the renderings of the two versions agree in only one passage (Isaiah 30:14).

(1) The hearth in case of a tent was nothing more than a depression in the ground in which fire was kindled for cooking or for warmth. Cakes were baked, after the fashion of Genesis 18:6, in the ashes or upon hot stones. In this passage, however, there is nothing in the Hebrew corresponding to the King James Version "on the hearth." In the poorer class of houses also the hearth consisted of such a depression, of varying dimensions, in the middle or in one corner of the room. There was no chimney for the smoke, which escaped as it could, or through a latticed opening for the purpose (the "chimney" of Hosea 13:3). While the nature of the hearth is thus clear enough, more or less uncertainty attaches to specific terms used in the Hebrew. In Isaiah 30:14 the expression means simply "that which is kindled," referring to the bed of live coals. From this same verb (yaqadh, "be kindled") are formed the nouns moqedh (Psalm 102:3 (Hebrew 4)) and moqkedhah (Leviticus 6:9 (Hebrew 2)) which might, according to their formation, mean either the material kindled or the place where a fire is kindled. Hence, the various renderings, "firebrand," "hearth," etc. Moreover, in Leviticus 6:9 (2) the termination -ah of moqedhah may be taken as the pronominal suffix, "its"; hence, the Revised Version margin "on its firewood."

(2) Two other terms have reference to heating in the better class of houses. In Jeremiah 36:22, 23 the word ('ach) means a "brazier" of burning coals, with which Jehoiakim's "winter house" was heated. The same purpose was served by the "pan (kiyyor) of fire" of Zechariah 12:6 the Revised Version (British and American), apparently a wide, shallow vessel otherwise used for cooking (1 Samuel 2:14, English Versions of the Bible "pan"), or as a wash basin (compare Exodus 30:18 1 Kings 7:38, etc., "laver").

(3) Another class of passages is referred to the signification "altar hearth," which seems to have been a term applied to the top of the altar of burnt offering. The moqedhah of Leviticus 6:9 (2), though related by derivation to the words discussed under (1) above, belongs here (compare also Ecclesiasticus 50:12, "by the hearth of the altar," par' eschara bomou). Again in Ezekiel's description of the altar of the restored temple (43:15, 16), he designates the top of the altar by a special term (the Revised Version margin, ariel), which is by most understood to mean "altar hearth" (so the Revised Version (British and American)). With this may be compared the symbolical name given to Jerusalem (Isaiah 29:1), and variously explained as "lion (or lioness) of God," or "hearth of God."

Benjamin Reno Downer

Strong's Hebrew
741. ariel -- hearth, altar-hearth
... 740, 741. ariel. 742 . hearth, altar-hearth. Transliteration: ariel Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-ee-ale') Short Definition: hearth. Word ...
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4169. moqedah -- hearth
... moqedah. 4170 . hearth. Transliteration: moqedah Phonetic Spelling: (mo-ked-aw')
Short Definition: hearth. ... of moqed Definition hearth NASB Word Usage hearth (1 ...
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4168. moqed -- a burning mass
... burning. Word Origin from yaqad Definition a burning mass NASB Word Usage
burning (1), hearth (1). burning, hearth. From yaqad; a ...
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3344. yaqad -- to be kindled, to burn
... root Definition to be kindled, to burn NASB Word Usage burn (2), burning (3), burns
(2), hearth (1), kindled (1). be burning, from the hearth, kindle. ...
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3595. kiyyor -- pot, basin
... 5), firepot (1), laver (9), pan (1), platform (1). hearth, laver, pan, scaffold.
Or kiyor {kee-yore'}; from the same as kuwr; properly ...
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5692. uggah -- a disc or cake of bread
... cake upon the hearth. From uwg; an ash-cake (as round) -- cake (upon the hearth).
see HEBREW uwg. 5691, 5692. uggah. 5693 . Strong's Numbers.
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254. ach -- a firepot, brazier
... Usage brazier (3). hearth. Of uncertain derivation; a fire-pot or chafing
dish -- hearth. 253, 254. ach. 255 . Strong's Numbers.
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4018. mbashshlah -- cooking hearths
... boiling-place From bashal; a cooking hearth -- boiling-place. see HEBREW bashal.
4017, 4018. mbashshlah. 4018a . Strong's Numbers.
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4729. miqtar -- place of sacrificial smoke
... to burn From qatar; something to fume (incense) on ie A hearth place -- to
burn...upon. see HEBREW qatar. 4728, 4729. miqtar. 4729a . Strong's Numbers.
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5746. ug -- to bake
... bake. A primitive root; properly, to gyrate; but used only as a denominative from
uggah, to bake (round cakes on the hearth) -- bake. see HEBREW uggah. ...
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God's Care Over Me
... Some embers had dropped out on the hearth, and ashes had settled over them,
entirely hiding them from view. Presently I knelt on ...
/.../cole/trials and triumphs of faith/chapter xvi gods care over.htm

Sin not a Mere Negation.
... When the fire died, the hearth remained what it was before. ... That is, the lamp goes
out, the hearth becomes cold, the magnet is mere iron again. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xii sin not a mere.htm

Cast Your Eye Round the Room in which You Sit...
... among the tribes. Let me suppose that you see a knife on the table, a stick
in the corner, or a fire on the hearth. About each of ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 17 cast your eye.htm

Meditation vi. The Last Pasch.
... They then went to the other side of the room, near the hearth where the
Ark of the Covenant had formerly stood. Fire had already ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/meditation vi the last pasch.htm

Propagation of Christianity among the Persians by Maruthas Bishop ...
... to pay his adorations in a certain edifice to the fire which was kept perpetually
burning, they concealed a man underneath the sacred hearth, ordering him to ...
/.../chapter viii propagation of christianity among.htm

To the Rev. Andrew Brandram
... stock. I returned to the hostelry, and sat down on a log of wood on the
hearth within the immense chimney in the common apartment. ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to the rev andrew brandram.htm

Meditation ii. The Supper-Room.
... Above this hearth of altar, there was a species of niche in the wall, in front of
which I saw an image of the Paschal Lamb, with a knife in its throat, and the ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/meditation ii the supper-room.htm

The Burial and Assumption of the Blessed virgin
... maidservant, who had remained in the house to set things in order, and the other
women who had stayed there to help her, slept in the room behind the hearth. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xix the burial and assumption.htm

What is the Christian Home?
... There am I loved"there prayed for!"there my mother Sits by the hearth with meekly
thoughtful eye, There my young sisters watch to greet their brother; Soon ...
//christianbookshelf.org/philips/the christian home/chapter i what is the.htm

Fifth Tractate. That the Intellectual Beings are not Outside the ...
... One, advanced a little outward, so to speak, then chose to go no further, turned
inward again and comes to rest and is now the reality and hearth [ousia and ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/fifth tractate that the intellectual.htm

Firebrand (3 Occurrences)
... the Revised Version (British and American) gives "firebrand" as translation of moqedh
(the King James Version "hearth") in Psalm 102:3, "My bones are burned as ...
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Pen-knife (1 Occurrence)
... to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the scribe's
pen-knife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the ...
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Ariel (7 Occurrences)
... lioness of God"): But the word occurs in Ezekiel 43:15, 16, and is there translated
in the Revised Version (British and American) "ALTAR HEARTH." (1) According ...
/a/ariel.htm - 10k

Hearth (12 Occurrences)
... Hebrews moqed (Psalm 102:3; RV, "fire-brand"), properly a fagot. Hebrews yaqud
(Isaiah 30:14), a burning mass on a hearth. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HEARTH. ...
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Bread (433 Occurrences)
... Hot Stones: That represented by Elijah's cake baked on the hot stones (1 Kings
19:6 the Revised Version, margin; compare "the cakes upon the hearth," Genesis 18 ...
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Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)
... The name Zion (or Sion) appears to have been, like Ariel ("the hearth of God"),
a poetical term for Jerusalem, but in the Greek age was more specially used of ...
/j/jerusalem.htm - 89k

Unsparingly (5 Occurrences)
... of a potter's vessel, that is broken in pieces unsparingly; and in the pieces of
it there shall not be found a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to scoop ...
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Lamentation (45 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 29:2 then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation.
She shall be to me as an altar hearth. (WEB ASV YLT RSV). ...
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Laver (13 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews kiyor), a "basin" for boiling in, a "pan" for
cooking (1 Samuel 2:14), a "fire-pan" or hearth (Zechariah 12:6), the sacred ...
/l/laver.htm - 17k

Lion (92 Occurrences)
... 1. Names: Compare 'ari'el, "Ariel" (Ezra 8:16 Isaiah 29:1, 2, 7); char'el, "upper
altar," and 'ari'el, "altar hearth" (Ezekiel 43:15); 'aryeh, "Arieh" (2 Kings ...
/l/lion.htm - 46k

Bible Concordance
Hearth (12 Occurrences)

Genesis 18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

Leviticus 6:9 "Command Aaron and his sons, saying,'This is the law of the burnt offering: the burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning; and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it.

Leviticus 11:35 And everything where upon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; oven and hearth shall be broken down: they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.

Psalms 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Isaiah 29:2 then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as an altar hearth.

Isaiah 30:14 He will break it as a potter's vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing, so that there won't be found among the broken piece a piece good enough to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern."

Isaiah 30:33 For a Topheth is prepared of old; yea, for the king it is made ready; he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 36:22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

Jeremiah 36:23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Ezekiel 43:15 The upper altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth and upward there shall be four horns.

Ezekiel 43:16 The altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve broad, square in the four sides of it.

Zechariah 12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.



Hearth: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Pen-knife (1 Occurrence)

Ariel (7 Occurrences)

Hearth (12 Occurrences)

Bread (433 Occurrences)

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)

Unsparingly (5 Occurrences)

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Laver (13 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Winterhouse (1 Occurrence)

Finery (2 Occurrences)

Firepot (4 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Firewood (4 Occurrences)

Fix (36 Occurrences)

Fining (2 Occurrences)

Fireplace (7 Occurrences)

Thereby (42 Occurrences)

Test (105 Occurrences)

Regulations (37 Occurrences)

Dam (5 Occurrences)

Mantle (35 Occurrences)

Potter's (16 Occurrences)

Potters (3 Occurrences)

Projecting (17 Occurrences)

Project (6 Occurrences)

Pan (26 Occurrences)

Bursting (22 Occurrences)

Carcase (38 Occurrences)

Chimney (1 Occurrence)

Areli (2 Occurrences)

Sparing (17 Occurrences)

Sow (61 Occurrences)

Spider (3 Occurrences)

Sherd (1 Occurrence)

Scoop (2 Occurrences)

Lament (44 Occurrences)

Sheaf (11 Occurrences)

House (20110 Occurrences)

Shattered (42 Occurrences)


Extend (35 Occurrences)

Dip (17 Occurrences)

Chemosh (8 Occurrences)

Horns (104 Occurrences)

Thereon (90 Occurrences)

Withal (38 Occurrences)

Burnt-offering (205 Occurrences)

Breaking (69 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

Mourning (85 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Mourn (87 Occurrences)

Inhabited (64 Occurrences)

Spare (80 Occurrences)

Cubit (51 Occurrences)

Pottery (11 Occurrences)

Cistern (21 Occurrences)

Burnt (392 Occurrences)

Heartfelt (3 Occurrences)

Hastened (48 Occurrences)

Hearths (1 Occurrence)

Hasten (49 Occurrences)

Upward (74 Occurrences)

Pit (110 Occurrences)

Square (94 Occurrences)

Upper (99 Occurrences)

Piece (93 Occurrences)

Burning (415 Occurrences)

Morning (264 Occurrences)

Broad (113 Occurrences)

Temple (614 Occurrences)

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