4731. maqqel or maqqelah
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maqqel or maqqelah: a rod, staff
Original Word: מַקֵּל;
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: maqqel or maqqelah
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-kale;)
Short Definition: rods

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a rod, staff
NASB Translation
rod (1), rods (6), staff (5), staffs (1), stick (2), sticks (1), wand (1), war clubs (1).

מַקֵּל noun masculineZechariah 11:7 (apparently feminine Genesis 30:37, where בָּהֶן, but Samaritan בָּהֶם) rod, staff (√ dubious; Thes assumes √ מקל sprout; SchwZAW xi. 1891, 170f. from קלל = shake, with reference to oracle of the lot (compare קִלְקַל בַּחִצִּים Ezekiel 21:36); BarthZMG xii.1887, 616 gives √ קל, and compare stick driven by another, in sport; FräZA iii. 52, compare Ethiopic growth, stem, palm-tree (interchange of ב and מ)); — ׳מ absolute Numbers 22:27; construct Jeremiah 1:11 2t., מַקַּל Genesis 30:37; suffix מַקְלִי Genesis 32:11 2t.; מַקְלוֺ 1 Samuel 17:40; Hosea 4:12; מַקֶּלְכֶם Exodus 12:11; plural absolute מַקְלוֺת Genesis 30:37 6t.; —

1 branch of tree as rod, stick, used by Jacob in breeding his flocks, Genesis 30:37 (לִבְנֶה לַח ׳מ), Genesis 30:37; Genesis 30:38; Genesis 30:39; Genesis 30:41; Genesis 30:41; of symbolic rod (שָׁקֵד ׳מ almond-rod) in Jeremiah's vision Jeremiah 1:11; symbolic rods or staves, with names, used by prophets Zechariah 11:7,10,14; figurative of Moab תִּבְּאָרָה ׳מ Jeremiah 48:17 ("" מַטֵּהעֹֿז).

2 staff, used in journeying Genesis 32:11; Exodus 12:11; 1 Samuel 17:40 compare 1 Samuel 17:43; carried even when riding Numbers 22:27; so also מַקֵּל יָד Ezekiel 39:9 (= riding-stick) according to Hi Da Berthol; < a weapon ( + מָגֵּן, צִנָּה, קֶשֶׁת, חִצִּים, רֹמַח.

3 wand of diviner Hosea 4:12.

rod, handstaff

Or (feminine) maqqlah {mak-kel-aw'}; from an unused root meaning apparently to germinate; a shoot, i.e. Stick (with leaves on, or for walking, striking, guiding, divining) -- rod, ((hand-))staff.

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