4904. mishkab
Lexical Summary
mishkab: place of lying, a couch, act of lying
Original Word: מִשְׁכָּב
Transliteration: mishkab
Phonetic Spelling: (mish-kawb')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: place of lying, a couch, act of lying
Meaning: place of lying, a couch, act of lying
Strong's Concordance
bedchamber, couch, lying with

From shakab; a bed (figuratively, a bier); abstractly, sleep; by euphemism, carnal intercourse -- bed((-chamber)), couch, lieth (lying) with.

see HEBREW shakab


H4904. mishkab

מִשְׁכָּב46 noun masculineLeviticus 15:4 place of lying, couch; act of lying; — absolute ׳מ1 Kings 1:47 +, construct מִשְׁכַּב2 Samuel 4:5 +; suffix מִשְׁכָּבִיJob 7:13 +, מִשְׁכַּבְכֶםPsalm 4:5; plural construct מִשְׁכְּבֵיGenesis 49:4 +, suffix מִשְׁכְּבוֺהָםHosea 7:14 +, etc.; —

1 couch, bed (37 t.), 2 Samuel 4:11; Hosea 7:14; Micah 2:1; 1 Kings 1:47; Song of Solomon 3:1 +; לְמ ׳וְנָפַלExodus 21:18 (E) he takes to his bed; ׳מ נִדָּתָהּLeviticus 15:26 (P; see below I. נדד‎); ׳מ‎ as place of copulation Genesis 49:4 (poem in J), Isaiah 57:7-8, (twice in verse); Proverbs 7:17; as place of burial Isaiah 57:2; Ezekiel 32:25; 2 Chronicles 16:14 (see ׳מ‎ Inscription Tabnit8 and perhaps Jewish inscription Cooke341).

2 act of lying:

a. in General, מ ׳חֲדַר‎ chamber of lying down = bed-chamber, Exodus 7:28 (E), 2 Samuel 4:7; 2 Kings 6:12, מִשְׁכָּֽבְךָ בְּחַדְרֵיEcclesiastes 10:20; מ אֵת שֹׁכֵב ׳והוּא הַצָּהֳרַיִם2 Samuel 4:5 his noon-day siesta; 17:28 read perhaps מ ׳עַרְשׂת‎ couches for lying down Klo Bu HPS Now, compare ᵐ5‎.

b. (from context) sexually: of woman זָכָת מִשְׁכַּב לְ) (אִישׁ יֹדַעַתJudges 21:11-12, Numbers 31:17, 35 (P); of man אִשָּׁה מִשְׁכְּבֵי שׁכבLeviticus 18:22; 20:13 (+ אֶתזָֿכָר‎ sodomy; H); מ ׳דֹּדִיםEzekiel 23:17.

שׁכב‎ (√ of following; Biblical Hebrew מִשְׁכָּב שָׁכַב,‎).


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