2471. challah
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challah: a cake (a type used in offerings)
Original Word: חַלָּה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: challah
Phonetic Spelling: (khal-law')
Short Definition: cake

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chalal
a cake (a type used in offerings)
NASB Translation
cake (7), cakes (7).

חַלָּה noun feminine a kind of cake (probably as perforated, see Di Leviticus 2:4) — ׳ח absolute Numbers 15:20; Leviticus 24:5; construct חַלַּת Exodus 29:23 4t.; plural חַלּוֺת Leviticus 2:4 2t.; חַלֹּת Exodus 29:2 3t. — used in offerings:

1 at the sacrif. of David on removal of ark, given to each person as part of peace-offering 2 Samuel 6:19.

2 elsewhere only P (H Leviticus 24:5 (twice in verse)):

a. of the 12 cakes of the table of the holy place, made of סלת Leviticus 24:5 (twice in verse).

b. made of ראשׁית ערסת as an offering of first-fruits Numbers 15:20.

c. of לחם שׁמן, to be burnt with the עוֺלָה Exodus 29:23 = Leviticus 8:26.

d. of מַצָּה burnt on the altar with

c. Leviticus 8:26, but usually to be eaten by participants in the several forms of peace- offering Numbers 6:19, and such mingled with oil Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 2:4; Leviticus 7:12 (twice in verse); Numbers 6:15.

e. לחם חמץ ׳ח to be used by the offerer in connection with the unleavened cakes of

d. Leviticus 7:13.


From chalal; a cake (as usually punctured) -- cake.

see HEBREW chalal

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