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29:40 רְבֹעֹית הַהִין יַיִן the fourth of a hin of wine; ib. a tenth of fine flour, Nu. 15:4, Ex. 9:8; 16:33, Nu. 22:18, 1 K. 18:32, Lev. 6:13. — Gen. 41:1 שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים two years of time, 2 S. 13:23. 2 S. 24:13 שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים רָעָב 7 years of famine; ib. שְׁלשֶׁת יָמִים דֶּבֶר 3' days of pestilence. Gen. 29:14, Nu. 11:20, Deu. 21:13, 2 K. 15:13; Gen. 45:11, 1 Chr. 21:12, Ez. 38:17, Dan. 11:13. 2 K. 3:4 100,000 rams, wool (fleeces), but 1 S. 16:20 is not an ass-load of bread, but an ass laden with b. (text dubious). — 1 K. 16:24 בְּכִכְּרַיִם כֶּסֶף for two talents of silver, 2 K. 5:23, cf. v. 17; 1 S. 17:5.

With different order, Neh. 2:12 אנשׁים מְעַט men, few, Is. 10:7; Nu. 9:20 ימים מִסְפָּר days, a number (many), 2 S. 8:8; 24:24, 1 K. 5:9. Ex. 27:16 a curtain of 20 cubits.

(e) Even the thing and its quality (regarded as its substance or class), or anything which, being characteristic, may serve as specification or explanation of it. 1 K. 22:27 מַיִם לַחַץ water of distress (scanty as in stress); Ps. 60:5 יַיִן תַּרְעֵלָה wine of reeling; Pr. 22:21 אֲמָרִים אֱמֶת words of truth, Zech. 1:13, Is. 3:24 work of crisping; Dan. 8:13. Ez. 18:6 אִשָּׁה נִדָּה. 1 K. 6:7.

The usage receives large extension in the predicative form. Gen. 11:1 the earth was one tongue; 14:10 the vale was pits, pits (full of p.), Is. 5:12 their feast is harp, &c., Ps. 45:9 all thy garments are myrrh and cassia, Ezr. 10:13 the season was rains. Gen. 13:10, 2 S. 17:3, 1 K. 10:6, Is. 7:24; 65:4, Jer. 24:2; 48:38, Mic. 5:4, Ez. 2:8; 27:36, Zech. 8:13, Ps. 10:5; 19:10; 25:10; 55:22; 92:9; 109:4; 110:3; 111:7; 120:7, Pr. 3:17; 8:30, Job 3:4; 5:24; 8:9, 2 Chr. 9:5, Dan. 9:23 (cf. 10:11).

Rem. 1. The order Dav. the king occurs 2 K. 8:29; 9:15, and in later style 1 Chr. 24:31, &c. In 2 S. 13:39 rd. וַתֵּכֶל רוּחַ המלך (רוח for דוד). In other cases the usual order is Isaiah the prophet Is. 39:3, Abiathar the priest 1 S. 30:7.