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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Hebrew - English Dictionary

H4294 - Tribe

Strong's No.:H4294

Hebrew:מַטֶּה

Transliteration:maṭṭeh

Phonetic:mat-teh'

Word Origin:From H5186

Bible Usage:{rod} {staff} tribe.

Part of Speech:Noun Masculine

Strongs
Definition:

a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a {rod} whether for chastising (figuratively {correction }) ruling (a {sceptre }) throwing (a {lance }) or walking (a staff; figuratively a support of {life} for example bread)


Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

1. staff, branch, tribe

a. staff, rod, shaft

b. branch (of vine)

c. tribe

1. company led by chief with staff (originally)


Bible References:
Tribe

Translation
Occurrences:
rod ( 41 )
rods ( 8 )
staff ( 15 )
staves ( 1 )
thousand ( 1 )
tribe ( 116 )
tribes ( 20 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.