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Entry for Strong's #996 - בַּיִן

Word Origin
(sometimes in the plural masculine or femine) properly, the constructive form of an otherwise unused noun from (0995)
Parts of Speech
substance Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) between, among, in the midst of (with other preps), from between

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3316 ‑ μεσίτης (mes‑ee'‑tace);  3319 ‑ μέσος (mes'‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (32) NAS (222) HCS (246)
Genesis 7
Exodus 3
Leviticus 1
Numbers 1
Judges 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
Genesis 32
Exodus 16
Leviticus 7
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 10
Joshua 10
Judges 12
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 6
1 Kings 13
2 Kings 4
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 6
Nehemiah 2
Esther 1
Job 7
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 5
Jeremiah 8
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 28
Daniel 4
Hosea 2
Joel 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1
Micah 1
Zechariah 10
Malachi 2
Genesis 39
Exodus 22
Leviticus 6
Numbers 15
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 11
Judges 12
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 7
1 Kings 14
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 2
Job 6
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Song of Solomon 4
Isaiah 5
Jeremiah 7
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 31
Daniel 4
Hosea 2
Joel 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 1
Micah 1
Zechariah 10
Malachi 3
P-p 25
P-p 26
P-p 26

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1037) nb (בנ BN) AC: Build CO: Tent panel AB: Intelligence: The pictograph b is a picture of the tent. The n is a picture of a sprouting seed and represents continuity as the seed continues the next generation. The combined meaning of these letters mean “the continuing of the house”. The tent was constructed of woven goat hair. Over time the sun bleaches and weakens the goat hair necessitating their continual replacement. Each year the women make a new panel, approximately3feet wide and the length of the tent. The old panel is removed (being recycled into a wall or floor) and the new strip is added to the tent. Since the tent is only replaced one small piece at a time the tent essentially lasts forever. (eng: beam - a component of construction with an exchange for the m and n; between - with the t added)

A) nb (בנ BN) AC: ? CO: Tent Panel AB: ?: There are many similarities between building a tent out of goat hair panels and the building of a house out of sons (The idea of building a house with sons can be seen in ge303) . Just as the tent panels are added to continue the tent, sons are born to the family to continue the family line. Just as the tent is continually being renewed with new panels, the family is continually being renewed with new sons.

Nm) nb (בנ BN) - Son: One who continues the family line. [Hebrew and Aramaic; Transforms to rbwhen used in the possessive] KJV (4925): son, children, old, first, man, young, stranger, people - Strongs: H1121 (בֵּן), H1123 (בֵּן), H1247 (בַּר)

Nf2 ) tnb (בנת BNT) - Daughter: Also a village that resides outside of the city walls as the daughter of the city. [df: tb] KJV (588): daughter, town, village, first, apple, branches, children, company, eye, old - Strongs: H1323 (בַּת)

im ) nbt (תבנ TBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (17): straw, stubble, chaff - Strongs: H8401 (תֶּבֶן)

aim) nbtm (מתבנ MTBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks, made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (1): straw - Strongs: H4963 (מַתְבֵּן)

B) nnb (בננ BNN) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: The building of a family or a structure for housing the family.

bm) ninb (בנינ BNYN) - Building: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (8): building - Strongs: H1146 (בִּנְיָן), H1147 (בִּנְיָן)

C) nba (אבנ ABN) AC: Build CO: Stone AB: ?

Nf ) nba (אבנ ABN) - Stone: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (282): stone - Strongs: H68 (אֶבֶן), H69 (אֶבֶן), H70 (אֹבְנַיִם)

F) nbe (הבנ HBN) AC: ? CO: Hard AB: ?: The hardness of stone or brick.

Nm) nbe (הבנ HBN) - Ebony: A hard wood. KJV (1): ebony - Strongs: H1894 (הָבְנִים)

G) neb (בהנ BHN) AC: Build CO: Thumb AB: ?: The part of the body understood as the builder by the Hebrews.

Nf) neb (בהנ BHN) - Thumb: Also the big toe by extension. KJV (16): thumb, great toe - Strongs: H931 (בֹּהֶן)

H) enb (בנה BNH) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: A structure built for occupation.

V) enb (בנה BNH) - Build: To build or construct a building, home or family. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (398): (vf: Paal, Niphal) build, build up, builder, repair, set up, building, make, children - Strongs: H1124 (בְּנָא), H1129 (בָּנָה)

bf1) einb (בניה BNYH) - Building: KJV (1): building - Strongs: H1140 (בִּנְיָה)

hm) enbm (מבנה MBNH) - Structure: The framework of a building. KJV (1): frame - Strongs: H4011 (מִבְנֶה)

iff2) tinbt (תבנית TBNYT) - Pattern: A model or pattern for building something. KJV (20): pattern, likeness, form, similtude, figure - Strongs: H8403 (תַּבְנִית)

J) nfb (בונ BWN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Intelligence: The skill of the mind and hands to build. Before the tent is constructed the location and orientation must be carefully considered according to weather, view and size. The planning and building of a house, structure or family.

im) nfbt (תבונ TBWN) - Intelligence: One able to plan and build. KJV (43): understanding, discretion, reasons, skillfulness, wisdom - Strongs: H8394 (תּוֹבֻנָה)

M) nib (בינ BYN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Understand: The tent was usually divided into two parts, one for the females and the other for the male. The wall makes a distinction between the two sides. Understanding as the ability to discern between two or more things.

V) nib (בינ BYN) - Understand: KJV (170): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) understand, cunning, skilful, teacher, taught, consider, perceive, wise, viewed, discern, prudent, consider - Strongs: H995 (בִּין)

Nm) nib (בינ BYN) - Between: As the wall is between the two sides of the tent. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (36): between, among, asunder, betwixt, within, out of, from - Strongs: H996 (בַּיִן), H997 (בֵּין), H1143 (בֵּנַיִם)

Nf1) enib (בינה BYNH) - Understanding: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (39): understanding, wisdom, knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understand - Strongs: H998 (בִּינָה), H999 (בִּינָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [בַּ֫יִן] substantive properly interval, space between ( id.) — construct בֵּין once Isaiah 44:4 (Baer) בֵּן, בֵּינִי, ֵ˜בּינְךָ, בֵינֵךְ, בֵּינוֺ (בֵּינָיו Joshua 3:4; Joshua 8:11 Qr); with plural suffix in plural form בֵּינֵינוּ (בֵּנֵינוּ), etc.; also בֵּינוֺת Ezekiel 10:2 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:6 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:7 (twice in verse) (+ Ezekiel 1:13 ᵐ5 Hi Ew etc. for דְּמוּת), בֵּינוֺתֵינוּ Genesis 26:28; Joshua 22:34; Judges 11:10, בֵּינוֺתָם Genesis 42:23; 2 Samuel 21:7; Jeremiah 25:16; dual בֵּנַיִם (see below); —

1 always (except dual) as

preposition in the interval of, between (so Aramaic בֵּין, & plural בֵּינֵי, , ; ), as Genesis 15:17 בֵּין הַגְּזָרִים between the pieces, Exodus 13:9 and elsewhere בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ between thy eyes (see עַיִן), Isaiah 22:11 and elsewhere between the two walls (see חוֺמָה), Job 24:11; Job 30:7; Job 40:30 part him between merchants; rather more Generally among Hosea 13:15; Song of Solomon 2:2,3; Ezekiel 19:2; Ezekiel 31:3; Job 34:37; less exactly within Proverbs 26:13 a lion is בֵּין הָֽרְחֹבוֺת within the board places (compare Proverbs 23:13 בְּתוֺךְ): once with a singular (unusual) Daniel 8:16 בֵּיןאוּלַי between the Ulai, i.e. between its banks. When the space separating two distinct objects is to be indicated, this is done

a. most commonly by repeating בין, as Genesis 13:3 בֵּין בֵּיתְאֵלוּבֵין הָעָ֑י literally in the interval of Bethel, and in the interval of `Ai, i.e. between Bethel and `Ai, Genesis 16:14; Genesis 17:7; Genesis 31:50,51 #NAME?

b. more rarely by בֵּין ֗֗֗ לְ, Genesis 1:6 dividing בֵּין מַיִם לָמָ֑יִם literally in the interval of waters with reference to waters, i.e. between the waters and the waters, Leviticus 20:25; Leviticus 27:33; Deuteronomy 17:8 (3t. in verse); 2 Samuel 19:36; 1 Kings 3:9; Ezekiel 41:18; Ezekiel 42:20; Ezekiel 44:23 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:11; Malachi 3:18 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 14:10.

c. by בֵּין ֗֗֗ וּלְ Joel 2:17.

d. by בֵּין ֗֗֗ לְבֵין Isaiah 59:2. בֵּין is used not only of actual locality, but also with verbs of dividing (figurative) Genesis 1:14; Leviticus 10:10, and of judging, knowing, teaching, etc., if the idea of distinguishing be involved, as Genesis 16:5; 2 Samuel 19:36 הַאֵדַע בֵּיןטוֺב לְרָע can I discern between good and evil ? 1 Kings 3:9; Jonah 4:11; Genesis 31:49 (watch between), Judges 11:10 (hear), Joshua 22:27 (witness), Isaiah 2:4 and he shall judge (arbitrate) between the nations, Isaiah 5:3; Leviticus 27:33; Ezekiel 44:23; Malachi 3:18; 2 Chronicles 14:10 (see RV); and in other metaphoric applications, as of a covenant or sign between two contracting parties, Genesis 9:12,15; Exodus 31:13 +; or an oath Genesis 26:28; 2 Samuel 21:7; enmity or strife Genesis 3:15; Genesis 13:7; Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 6:19; peace 1 Kings 5:26; good-will Proverbs 14:9. — It is used of time in the phrase of P בֵּין הָעַרְבַּיִם (see below עֶרֶב), & Nehemiah 5:18 בֵּין עֲשֶׂרֶת יָמִים during the interval of ten days, i.e. every ten days (unusual).With other prepositions: —

a. אֶלבֵּֿין, after a verb implying motion, in between, in among Ezekiel 31:10,14. So אֶלבֵּֿינוֺת לְ ib. Ezekiel 10:2.

b. בְּבֵן Isaiah 44:4 in the midst of, amongst (ᵐ5 Ew Di Che כְּבֵין מַיִם חָצִיר).

c. עַלבֵּֿין nearly as אֶלבֵּֿין Ezekiel 19:11

d. מִבֵּין from between: Genesis 49:10 nor the ruler's staff מִבֵּין רַגְלָיו from between his feet (where, as the king sits in state, he holds it), Exodus 25:22 from between the cherubim (so Numbers 7:89), Hosea 2:4; Zechariah 6:1; Zechariah 9:7; Deuteronomy 28:57 the after-birth הַיּוֺצֵת מִבֵּיןרַגְלֶיהָ that cometh forth from between her feet, i.e. from her womb (compare Il. 19. 10 πεσεῖν μετὰ ποσσὶ γυναικός) Repeated 2 Kings 16:14 to specify the two objects from between which a thing is moved. Ezekiel 47:18 is difficult and uncertain: see Commentaries Less precisely from, the midst of: Numbers 17:2 מִבֵּין הַשְּׂרֵפָה out of the midst of the burning, Psalm 104:12 מִבֵּין עֳפָאִים from amongst the branches they utter their Song of Solomon , Jeremiah 48:45 and a flame מִבֵּין סִיחוֺן from the midst of Sihon (Sihon representing his people: but expression is singular; read perhaps ׳מִבֵּית ס, compare Numbers 21:28 ׳מִקִּרְיַת ס: "" in both passages מֵחֶשְׁבּוֺן), Ezekiel 37:21.

e. מִבֵּינוֺתלְ from between Ezekiel 10:2,6 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:7.


Dual בֵּנַ֫יִם space between two armies (= Greek μεταίχμιον), 1 Samuel 17:4,23 אִישׁ הַבֵּנַיִם man of the μεταίχμιον, i.e. champion (of Goliath).

בֵּית feminine of בַּיִן, בֵּין (Nö M 194f.; Syriac often, PS470)

preposition between Ezekiel 41:9b (to be joined with Ezekiel 41:10; see RVm), unless indeed a mere error for בֵּין (which Ezekiel often uses); also Proverbs 8:2 accusative To ᵐ5 (ἀνὰ μέσον) ᵑ7ᵑ9 Hi Ew§217 g; and Job 8:17 according to ᵐ5 Ew Di1 (Di 2undecided).

בֵּין preposition between (Biblical Hebrew [בַּ֫יִן,] בֵּין; ᵑ7, בֵּין, בֵּינֵי Syriac , ), Daniel 7:5; with suffix 3 plural masculine בֵּינֵיהוֺן Daniel 7:7 Kt (Qr 3 plural feminine בֵּינֵיהֵן).

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List of Word Forms
בְּבֵ֣ין בֵּ֖ין בֵּ֚ין בֵּ֣ין בֵּ֣ין ׀ בֵּ֤ין בֵּ֥ין בֵּ֥ן בֵּ֧ין בֵּ֪ין בֵּֽין־ בֵּֽינְךָ֙ בֵּֽינֵיהֶ֑ם בֵּֽינֵיכֶם֙ בֵּֽינֹתֵ֔ינוּ בֵּֽינֹתָ֔ם בֵּֽינוֹתֵ֔ינוּ בֵּין־ בֵּינ֕וֹ בֵּינ֖וֹ בֵּינ֣וֹת בֵּינ֨וֹת בֵּינְךָ֖ בֵּינְךָ֜ בֵּינִ֕י בֵּינִ֖י בֵּינִ֗י בֵּינִ֣י בֵּינִ֤י בֵּינִ֥י בֵּינִי֙ בֵּינֵ֖ינוּ בֵּינֵ֣ינוּ בֵּינֵ֨נוּ בֵּינֵיהֶֽם׃ בֵּינֵיכֶ֣ם ׀ בֵּינֵיכֶֽם׃ בֵּינֵכֶ֕ם בֵּינֹתָֽם׃ בֵּינוֹתֵ֖ינוּ בֵֽינֵיהֶֽם׃ בֵין־ בֵינֵ֔ינוּ בֵינֵ֣ינוּ בֵּינָ֥יו בבין בין בין־ בינו בינות בינותינו ביני ביניהם ביניהם׃ ביניו ביניכם ביניכם׃ בינינו בינך בינכם ביננו בינתינו בינתם בינתם׃ בן וּבֵ֕ין וּבֵ֖ין וּבֵ֛ין וּבֵ֣ין וּבֵ֣ין ׀ וּבֵ֣ינֵיכֶ֔ם וּבֵ֤ין וּבֵ֥ין וּבֵ֨ין וּבֵֽין־ וּבֵֽינְךָ֖ וּבֵֽינֵיהֶ֑ם וּבֵֽינֵיכֶ֔ם וּבֵֽינֵיכֶם֙ וּבֵין֙ וּבֵין־ וּבֵינְךָ֖ וּבֵינֵֽךְ׃ וּבֵינֵיכֶ֗ם וּבֵינֵיכֶ֜ם וּבֵינֵיכֶֽם׃ וּבֵינֶ֑ךָ וּבֵינֶ֔יךָ וּבֵינֶ֔ךָ וּבֵינֶ֗ךָ וּבֵינֶֽיׅךָ׃ וּבֵינֶֽךָ׃ וּבֵינָ֔יו וּמִבֵּ֖ין וּמִבֵּ֨ין וּמִבֵּין־ ובין ובין־ וביניהם וביניו וביניך וביניכם וביניכם׃ ובינך ובינך׃ ומבין ומבין־ לְבֵ֖ין לבין מִבֵּ֖ין מִבֵּ֣ין מִבֵּ֥ין מִבֵּין֙ מִבֵּינ֖וֹת מִבֵּינ֣וֹת מבין מבינות bə·ḇên bê·nāw bê·nê·hem ḇê·nê·hem bê·nə·ḵā bê·nê·ḵem bê·nê·nū ḇê·nê·nū bê·nî bê·nō·ṯām bê·nō·ṯê·nū bê·nō·w·ṯê·nū bê·nō·wṯ bê·nōw bəḇên bein beiNav beineCha beineChem beineiChem beineiHem beiNeinu beiNenu beiNi beiNo beiNot beinoTam beinoTeinu ben bên bên- ḇên- bênāw bênêhem ḇênêhem bênəḵā bênêḵem bênênū ḇênênū bênî bênōṯām bênōṯênū bênōw bênōwṯ bênōwṯênū beVein lə·ḇên ləḇên leVein mib·bê·nō·wṯ mib·bên mibBein mibbeiNot mibbên mibbênōwṯ ū·ḇê·nāw ū·ḇê·nê·hem ū·ḇê·ne·ḵā ū·ḇê·nə·ḵā ū·ḇê·nê·ḵem ū·ḇê·nêḵ ū·ḇên ū·ḇên- ū·mib·bên ū·mib·bên- ūḇên ūḇên- ūḇênāw ūḇênêhem ūḇênêḵ ūḇêneḵā ūḇênəḵā ūḇênêḵem umibBein ūmibbên ūmibbên- uVein uveiNav uveiNech uveiNecha uveiNeicha uVeineiChem uveineiHem vein VeineiHem veiNeinu
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