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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The inner part of a grain or seed, often the edible part; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut.

2. (n.) A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.

3. (n.) A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.

4. (n.) The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.

5. (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kur'-nel (chartsannim, English Versions of the Bible "kernels"; Septuagint reads stemphullon used by Aristophanes as olives from which oil has been pressed, later, in same, of raisin pulp): Mentioned in Numbers 6:4 along with zagh, translated "husks." This translates, "kernels" or "grape stones," is from the Targum and Talmud, but is doubtful, and it may be the word should be translated "sour grapes."

2848. kokkos -- a grain
... a grain. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: kokkos Phonetic Spelling:
(kok'-kos) Short Definition: a kernel, grain Definition: a kernel, grain ...
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2847. kokkinos -- scarlet
... scarlet, crimson. From kokkos (from the kernel-shape of the insect); crimson-colored --
scarlet (colour, coloured). see GREEK kokkos. (kokkinen) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2785. chartsannim -- probably grape kernels, grape stones
... kernel. From charats; a sour grape (as sharp in taste) -- kernel. see HEBREW
charats. 2784, 2785. chartsannim. 2786 . Strong's Numbers.
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6872b. tseror -- a pebble
... a pebble. Transliteration: tseror Short Definition: kernel. Word Origin from the
same as tsar Definition a pebble NASB Word Usage kernel (1), small stone (1). ...
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6507. perudah -- grain
... seed. Feminine passive participle of parad; something separated, ie A kernel --
seed. see HEBREW parad. 6506, 6507. perudah. 6508 . Strong's Numbers.
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1643. geres -- a crushing
... beaten corn. From an unused root meaning to husk; a kernel (collectively), ie Grain --
beaten corn. 1642, 1643. geres. 1644 . Strong's Numbers.
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6872. tsrowr -- a bundle, parcel, pouch, bag
... Or (shorter) tsror {tser-ore'}; from tsarar; a parcel (as packed up); also a kernel
or particle (as if a package) -- bag, X bendeth, bundle, least grain, small ...
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1626. gerah -- a gerah (one-twentieth of a shekel)
... gerah. From garar (as in gerah); properly, (like gargar) a kernel (round as if scraped),
ie A gerah or small weight (and coin) -- gerah. see HEBREW garar. ...
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Getting the Kernel
... TALK FORTY-EIGHT. GETTING THE KERNEL. ... He might bite on it all he pleased, but the
delicious kernel he could not get until the shell was broken. ...
/.../naylor/heart talks/talk forty-eight getting the kernel.htm

Christ Teaching by Parables
... Some one has well said that truth, taught by a parable, is like the kernel hid away
in a nut. The parable, like the shell of the nut, covers up the kernel. ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching by parables.htm

The Resurrection.
... There is a poor dry and wrinkled kernel cast into the ground; and there it
lieth, swelleth, breaketh, and, one would think, perisheth. ...
// riches of bunyan/xxv the resurrection.htm

Groping in the Dark.
... In almost all of them there is indeed some distinct kernel of truth. But
that kernel has been invariably shut up in a shell and ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/groping in the dark.htm

The Charge of Worshipping a Cross the Heathens Themselves Made ...
... take the case of a tree which grows up into a system of branches and foliage, and
is a reproduction of its own kind, whether it springs from the kernel of an ...
// nationes/chapter xii name charge of.htm

Authority and the Adventurer
... If you see clearly the kernel of common-sense in the nut of Christian orthodoxy,
why cannot you simply take the kernel and leave the nut? ...
/.../ authority and the adventurer.htm

The Work of God in Our Work.
... Sanctification is the kernel from which the blade and full ear of good works shall
spring; but this does not identify the kernel with the blade. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xiii the work of god.htm

Flight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Bethlehem Children.
... 22, 23. In their type and antitype relationship the Old and New Testaments
may be likened to the shell and kernel of a nut. Israel ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xiv flight into egypt and.htm

How to Read the Bible
... Reading has a kernel to it, and the mere shed is little worth. ... There is an interior
reading, a kernel reading"a true and living reading of the Word. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 25 1879/how to read the bible.htm

Its Results Dependent Upon the Spirit of the Hearers.
... The greater number, however, in their stupidity, did not trouble themselves
to penetrate the shell in order to reach the kernel. ...
/.../section 66 its results dependent.htm

Kernel (4 Occurrences)
... is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut;
hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a ...
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Grain (413 Occurrences)
... Used, in Amos 9:9, of a small stone or kernel; in Matthew 13:31, of an individual
seed of mustard; in John 12:24, 1 Corinthians 15:37, of wheat. ...
/g/grain.htm - 39k

Kerith (1 Occurrence)

/k/kerith.htm - 6k

Kernels (4 Occurrences)

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Nut (1 Occurrence)
... The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech,
filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel. ...
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Gerah (1 Occurrence)
... GERAH. ge'-ra (gerah, "grain" or "kernel"): A weight, the 20th part of a shekel
(Exodus 30:13 Leviticus 27:25 Numbers 3:47; Numbers 18:16 Ezekiel 45:12). ...
/g/gerah.htm - 7k

Weights (14 Occurrences)
... were: (1.) The gerah (Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47), a Hebrew word, meaning
a grain or kernel, and hence a small weight. It was ...
/w/weights.htm - 21k

Include (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to enclose; as, the
shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell. ...
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Remnant (157 Occurrences)
... of the last-mentioned two words, "remnant" has a special significance in the prophecies
of Isaiah, as denoting "a holy seed," or spiritual kernel, of the ...
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Pistachio (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The nut of the Pistacia vera, a tree of the order
Anacardiaceae, containing a kernel of a pale greenish color, which has a ...
/p/pistachio.htm - 7k

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Kernel (4 Occurrences)

Mark 4:28
For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
(See NIV)

John 12:24
Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:37
That which you sow, you don't sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind.
(See RSV)

Amos 9:9
"For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth.



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