1253. bor
Strong's Concordance
bor: so
Original Word: בֹּר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: bor
Phonetic Spelling: (bore)
Definition: lye, potash
I. בֹּר noun masculine lye, potash, alkali used in smelting metals Isaiah 1:25 **read probably כַּכֻּר as in a furnace (Isa 48:10); there seems no evidence that 'lye' (i.e. water mixed with the burnt ashes of plants containing potash, used formerly for washing) was ever used in refining gold or silver: compare J. NapierAnc. Workers in Metal {1856}, 15, 20, 25 WAM in SmithDB ii. 368; Amer. Rev. Ed. (1871, vol, iii), 1939. (see בֹּרִית).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
never so, purely

The same as bor; vegetable lye (from its cleansing); used as a soap for washing, or a flux for metals -- X never so, purely.

see HEBREW bor

Forms and Transliterations
בְּבֹ֣ר בבר bə·ḇōr bəḇōr beVor
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Englishman's Concordance
Job 9:30
HEB: ק) וַ֝הֲזִכּ֗וֹתִי בְּבֹ֣ר כַּפָּֽי׃
NAS: And cleanse my hands with lye,
INT: waste and cleanse lye my hands

1 Occurrence

Strong's Hebrew 1253
1 Occurrence

bə·ḇōr — 1 Occ.

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