3547. kahan
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kahan: to act as a priest
Original Word: כָּהַן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kahan
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-han')
Short Definition: priests

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
denominative verb from kohen
to act as a priest
NASB Translation
carry on their priesthood (1), decks (1), minister as a priest (1), minister as priest (3), minister as priests (6), ministered as priest (1), priest (1), serve as a priest (1), serve as priest (1), serve as priests (2), serve me as priests (1), served as the priest (1), served as priests (2), serving as priests (1).

II. [כָּהַן] verb only

Pi`el denominative act as priest; — Perfect כִּהֵן Exodus 40:13; 1 Chronicles 5:36; 3masculine plural כִּהֲנוּ Exodus 28:41; Exodus 40:15; Imperfect3masculine singular יְכַהֵן Numbers 3:4 2t.; plural יְכַהֲנוּ 1 Chronicles 24:2; Infinitive construct כַּהֵן Exodus 29:1 11t.; suffix כַּהֲנוֺ Exodus 28:1,3,4. —

1 minister as a priest, absolute Exodus 31:10; Exodus 35:19; Exodus 39:41; Leviticus 16:32; Numbers 3:3,4 (all P); לִי ׳כ minister to me (׳י) Exodus 28:1,3,4,41; Exodus 29:1,44; Exodus 30:30; Exodus 40:13,15 (all P), Ezekiel 44:13; Hosea 4:6; ליהוה ׳כ Leviticus 7:35 (P), 1 Chronicles 5:36; 1 Chronicles 24:2; 2Chronicles 11:14 (always of Aaron and his sons, except Ezekiel 44:13; 2Chronicles 11:14, where Levites are forbidden to minister; and Hosea 4:6 of Israel, whose national priesthood is taken away).

2 be or become priest Deuteronomy 10:6 (E ?).

3 play the priest: כֶּחָתָן יְכַהֵן מְּאֵר Isaiah 61:10 as a bridegroom (that) priests it with his turban, decks himself with a splendid turban such as the priests wore.

deck, be do the office of a, execute the, minister in the priest's office

A primitive root, apparently meaning to mediate in religious services; but used only as denominative from kohen; to officiate as a priest; figuratively, to put on regalia -- deck, be (do the office of a, execute the, minister in the) priest('s office).

see HEBREW kohen

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