1002. birah
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birah: a castle, palace
Original Word: בִּירָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: birah
Phonetic Spelling: (bee-raw')
Short Definition: citadel

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of foreign origin
a castle, palace
NASB Translation
capitol (1), citadel (11), fortress (2), temple (2).

בִּירָה noun feminine castle, palace (late & probably loan-word; compare As bîrtu, fortress DlHA 22; Persian bâru = Sanskrit bura, bari, see Ry Nehemiah 2:8) —

1 of temple at Jerusalem 1 Chronicles 29:1,19 הַבִּירָה; of for-tress near temple Nehemiah 2:8; Nehemiah 7:2 (compare βᾶρις ᵐ5L Nehemiah 1:1; Nehemiah 2:8; Nehemiah 7:2 — B ἁβιρά, βειρά — and later βᾶρις JosAnt.xiv.11,4).

2 בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָה Nehemiah 1:1; Esther 1:2,5; Esther 2:3,5,8; Esther 3:15; Esther 8:14; Esther 9:6,11,12; Daniel 8:2; in these passages it apparently means a fortress in the city bearing the same name (compare especially Esther 3:15; Esther 8:14,15; Esther 9:6,12,15,18).


Of foreign origin; a castle or palace -- palace.

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