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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

grace; quiet; rest

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(rest), probably a son of Zephaniah, and apparently the same who is called JOSIAH in (Zechariah 6:10)

ATS Bible Dictionary

The care of a hen to protect her brood from hawks, etc., illustrates the Savior's tender care of his people when exposed to the swoop of the Roman eagle, as in all similar perils, Matthew 23:37; 24:22. The common barn-door fowl is not often mentioned in Scripture, Mark 13:35; 14:30; Luke 22:34; but at the present day they and their eggs are more used in Syria than any other food not vegetable.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Common in later times among the Jews in Palestine (Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34). It is noticeable that this familiar bird is only mentioned in these passages in connection with our Lord's lamentation over the impenitence of Jerusalem.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HEN (1)

hen (chen, "favor"). In Zechariah 6:14, English Versions of the Bible reads, "And the crowns shall be to Helem. and to Hen the son of Zephaniah." But as this person is called Josiah in Zechariah 6:10, the Revised Version, margin "and for the kindness of the son of Zephaniah" is probably right, but the text is uncertain.


HEN (2)

(ornis): Mentioned in the accounts of the different disciples in describing the work of Jesus (Matthew 23:37 Luke 13:34).

3733. ornis -- a bird, spec. a rooster or hen
... a rooster or hen. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ornis Phonetic
Spelling: (or'-nis) Short Definition: a bird, fowl, hen Definition: a bird, fowl ...
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1752. heneka -- on account of, because of
... on account of, because of. Part of Speech: Preposition Transliteration: heneka Phonetic
Spelling: (hen'-ek-ah) Short Definition: for the sake of, on account of ...
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1520. heis -- one
... (including the neuter (etc.) Hen); a primary numeral; one -- a(-n, -ny, certain),
+ abundantly, man, one (another), only, other, some. ...
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1733. hendeka -- eleven
... eleven. Part of Speech: Indeclinable Numeral (Adjective) Transliteration: hendeka
Phonetic Spelling: (hen'-dek-ah) Short Definition: eleven Definition: eleven. ...
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1775. henotes -- to adjure
... to adjure. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: henotes Phonetic Spelling:
(hen-ot-ace') Short Definition: oneness, unity Definition: oneness, unity ...
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1734. hendekatos -- eleventh
... eleventh. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hendekatos Phonetic Spelling:
(hen-dek'-at-os) Short Definition: eleventh Definition: eleventh. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2006. hen -- if, whether
... 2005, 2006. hen. 2007 . if, whether. Transliteration: hen Phonetic Spelling:
(hane) Short Definition: if. ... (Aramaic) corresponding to hen: lo! ...
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2005. hen -- lo! behold!
... 2004, 2005. hen. 2006 . lo! behold! Transliteration: hen Phonetic Spelling:
(hane) Short Definition: behold. Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition lo! ...
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2004. hen -- they
... 2003, 2004. hen. 2005 . they. Transliteration: hen Phonetic Spelling: (hane)
Short Definition: which. Word Origin fem. pl. ... 2003, 2004. hen. 2005 . ...
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2581. Chen -- "favor," a contemporary of Zerubbabel
... 2580, 2581. Chen. 2582 . "favor," a contemporary of Zerubbabel. Transliteration:
Chen Phonetic Spelling: (khane) Short Definition: Hen. ... Hen. ...
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931. bohen -- thumb, great toe
... 930, 931. bohen. 932 . thumb, great toe. Transliteration: bohen Phonetic
Spelling: (bo'-hen) Short Definition: toe. Word Origin ...
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3860. lahen -- on this account, therefore
... Word Origin from a preposition prefix and hen Definition on this account, therefore
NASB Word Usage therefore (2). ... see HEBREW hen. 3859, 3860. lahen. 3861 . ...
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5728. aden -- hitherto, still
... yet. Or radennah {ad-en'-naw}; from ad and hen; till now -- yet. see HEBREW ad.
see HEBREW hen. 5727, 5728. aden or adenah. 5729 . Strong's Numbers.
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8580. tinshemeth -- (an animal) perhaps owl, chameleon
... two unclean creatures, a lizard and a bird (both perhaps from changing color through
their irascibility), probably the tree-toad and the water-hen -- mole, swan ...
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2009. hinneh -- lo! behold!
... Word Origin prol. of hen Definition lo! behold! ... behold, lo, see. Prolongation for
hen; lo! -- behold, lo, see. see HEBREW hen. 2008, 2009. hinneh. 2010 . ...
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2007. hennah -- they
... Word Origin prol. of hen Definition they NASB Word Usage such (1), these (4), those
(1). ... see HEBREW hen. 2006, 2007. hennah. 2008 . Strong's Numbers.
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Natural Love.
... The tenderness of the mother hen is proverbial. ... Christ made the love of the mother
hen a type of His own love for His people and for Jerusalem. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xvii natural love.htm

Alle Parabole (V)
... eleluthas? Hoti, phemi, kurie, stationa echo.2. Ti, phesin, esti station?
Nesteia de, phesi, ti estin haute, hen nesteuete? Hos ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lake/the apostolic fathers/alle parabole v.htm

Horasis A'
... monon touto ebouleusamen, heteron de oude hen.3. meta chronon tina poreuomenou mou
eis Komas kai doxazontos tas ktiseis tou theou, hos megalai kai ekprepeis ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lake/the apostolic fathers/horasis a.htm

John Chapter iv. Jan-42
... 7. As weak, then, He nourishes the weak, as a hen her chickens; for He likened Him
self to a hen: "How often," He saith to Jerusalem, "would I have gathered ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xv john chapter iv.htm

Parabole S' (vi)
... eis ti pedion, kai deiknumenon sunthesin himation to chromati krokode.6. eboske
de probata polla lian, kai ta probata tauta hosei truphonta hen kai lian ...
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Philadelpheusin Ignatios
... en homonoia theou kai agalliomene en to pathei tou kuriou hemon adiakritos kai en
te anastasei autou peplerophoremene en panti eleei, hen aspazomai en haimati ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/lake/the apostolic fathers/philadelpheusin ignatios.htm

Horasis B'
... hegesato kai egnorisen moi tas hamartias mou tas proteron.3. meta de to egerthenai
me apo tes proseuches blepo apenanti mou ten presbuteran, hen kai perusen ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lake/the apostolic fathers/horasis b.htm

The Mountainous Country of Judea.
... "The Royal Mountain was laid waste by reason of a cock and a hen. It was
the custom, when they brought forth the bridegroom and ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 11 the mountainous country.htm

Psalm XCI.
... If the hen defends her chickens beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe
beneath the wings of God, even against the devil and his angels, the powers ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xci.htm

Pronouns, 66-71
... Nb.35:25 hon echrisan auton, 13:33 tes ges hen kateskepsanto auten. Is.62:2 ho o
kurios onomasei auto. ... Josh.24:13 gen eph' hen ouk ekopiasate ep' autes. ...
/.../conybeare/a grammar of septuagint greek/pronouns 66-71.htm

Water-hen (2 Occurrences)
Water-hen. Water-gate, Water-hen. Water-hole . Multi-Version
Concordance Water-hen (2 Occurrences). Leviticus 11:18 ...
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Sharu'hen (1 Occurrence)
Sharu'hen. Sharuhen, Sharu'hen. Shashai . Multi-Version Concordance
Sharu'hen (1 Occurrence). Joshua 19:6 and Beth-lebaoth ...
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Brood (19 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and
hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in ...
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Wings (81 Occurrences)
... how often would I have gathered thy children.... as a hen gathereth her chickens
under her wings" (Matthew 23:37). Gene Stratton-Porter. MORNING, WINGS OF. ...
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Fowl (73 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more
restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus). ...
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... how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" Luke's version of the same ...
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Gather (251 Occurrences)
... Matthew 25:26, "seek returns"; John 4:36, "fruit unto life eternal"); episunago,
"to lead or bring together" (Matthew 23:37, "even as a hen gathereth her ...
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Killeth (23 Occurrences)
... how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth
her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! (ASV). ...
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Killing (41 Occurrences)
... Jerusalem, that art killing the prophets, and stoning those sent unto thee, how
often did I will to gather thy children together, as a hen doth gather her own ...
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Kills (38 Occurrences)
... How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers
her chicks under her wings, and you would not! (WEB DBY NAS). ...
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Bible Concordance
Hen (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

Luke 13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!

Leviticus 11:18 And the water-hen and the pelican and the vulture;

Deuteronomy 14:16 The little owl and the great owl and the water-hen;

Deuteronomy 22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young:

Deuteronomy 22:7 you shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take to yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.

Zechariah 6:14 The crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Yahweh.



Hen: Figurative

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