3131. manna
Strong's Concordance
manna: manna
Original Word: μάννα, τό
Part of Speech: Hebrew Form (Indclinable)
Transliteration: manna
Phonetic Spelling: (man'-nah)
Definition: manna
Usage: (Hebrew), manna, the supernatural food eaten by the Israelites in the desert: of spiritual food.
HELPS Word-studies

3131 mánna – literally, "What is it?" – the question asked by the wandering Israelites in the OT when God gave them manna (divinely-sent bread wafers) (see Nu 11:6). 3131 /mánna ("necessary provisions") refers to what God provides to live in His preferred-will (cf. 2307 /thélēma).

[G. H. C. MacGregor, "There is evidence to show that Jewish theology regarded the giving of the manna as the miracle par excellence, the non plus ultra even for the Messiah. In fact, the Rabbis taught that Messiah would prove his authority by repeating just this miracle by which, they held, Moses had proved his. 'As was the first Redeemer,' so ran the Midrash, 'so shall be the final Redeemer; as the first Redeemer caused the manna to fall from heaven, even so shall the second Redeemer cause the manna to fall' " (The Gospel of John, London, 1928, pp 142-43; cf. Ecclesiastes Rabbah 1.9).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin man
NASB Translation
manna (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3131: μάννα

μάννα, τό, indeclinable; (also) μάννα in Josephus (Antiquities 3, 13, 1 (etc.; μαννη, Sibylline Oracles 8, 411)); the Sept. τό μαν (also τό μάννα, a, Numbers 11:7) for Hebrew מָן (from the unused מָנַן, Arabic , to be kind, beneficent, to bestow liberally; whence the substantive properly, a gift (others prefer the derivation given, Exodus 16:15, 31; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 1, 6. The word mannu is said to be found also in the old Egyptian; Ebers, Durch Gosen as above with, p. 226; cf. Speaker's Commentary Exodus 16 note)); manna (Vulg. in N. T. manna indeclinable; in O. T. man; yet manna, genitive -ae, is used by Pliny (12, 14, 32, etc.) and Vegetius (Vet. 2, 39) of the grains of certain plants); according to the accounts of travellers a very sweet dew-like juice, which in Arabia and other oriental countries exudes from the leaves (according to others only from the twigs and branches; cf. Robinson, Pal. 1:115) of certain trees and shrubs, particularly in the summer of rainy years. It hardens into little white pellucid grains, and is collected before sunrise by the inhabitants of those countries and used as an article of food very sweet like honey. The Israelites in their journey through the wilderness met with a great quantity of food of this kind; and tradition, which the biblical writers follow, regarded it as bread sent down in profusion from heaven, and in various ways gave the occurrence the dignity of an illustrious miracle (Exodus 16:12ff; Psalm 77:24 (); Psalm 104:40 (); Wis. 16:20); cf. Winers RWB, under the word Manna; Knobel on Exodus, p. 171ff; Furrer in Schenkel iv. 109f; (Robinson as above, and, p. 590; Tischendorf, Aus dem heil. Lande, pp. 54ff (where on, p. vi. an analysis of different species of natural manna is given after Berthelot (Comptes rendus hebdom.

d. seances de l'acad. des sciences. Paris 1861, 2de semestre (30 the Sept.), p. 583ff); especially Ritter, Erdkunde Part xiv. pp. 665-695 (Gage's translation, vol. i., pp. 271-292, where a full list of references is given); especially E. Renaud and E. Lacour, De la manne du desert etc. (1881). Against the indentification of the natural manna with the miraculous, see BB. DD., under the word; especially Riehm in his HWB; Carruthers in the Bible Educator ii. 174ff). In the N. T. mention is made of a. that manna with which the Israelites of old were nourished: John 6:31, 49, and R L in 58;

b. that which was kept in the ark of the covenant: Hebrews 9:4(Exodus 16:33);

c. that which in the symbolic language of Revelation 2:17 is spoken of as kept in the heavenly temple for the food of angels and the blessed; (see δίδωμι, B. I., p. 146a).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (man); manna (i.e. Man), an edible gum -- manna.

see HEBREW man

Forms and Transliterations
μαννα μαννά μάννα μαντεία μαντείαι μαντείαν μαντείας μαντείον μαντειών manna mánna
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Englishman's Concordance
John 6:31 Heb
GRK: ἡμῶν τὸ μάννα ἔφαγον ἐν
NAS: ate the manna in the wilderness;
KJV: fathers did eat manna in the desert;
INT: of us the manna ate in

John 6:49 Heb
GRK: ἐρήμῳ τὸ μάννα καὶ ἀπέθανον
NAS: ate the manna in the wilderness,
KJV: did eat manna in
INT: wilderness the manna and died

Hebrews 9:4 Heb
GRK: ἔχουσα τὸ μάννα καὶ ἡ
NAS: jar holding the manna, and Aaron's rod
KJV: pot that had manna, and Aaron's
INT: having the manna and the

Revelation 2:17 Heb
GRK: αὐτῷ τοῦ μάννα τοῦ κεκρυμμένου
NAS: [some] of the hidden manna, and I will give
KJV: of the hidden manna, and will give
INT: to him the manna hidden

Strong's Greek 3131
4 Occurrences

μάννα — 4 Occ.

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