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בָּרָא (bârâʼbaw-raw'verbbe fat|shape)
[Heb] בָּרָא ETCBC: ברא‎ (verb|create), ברא‎ (verb|cut down), ברא‎ (verb|fatten) OSHL:, TWOT: 278 GK: H1343, H1344, H1345 Greek: ἄρχω, γέννημα, γίνομαι, δεικνύω, διατάσσω, ἐκκαθαίρω, ἐνευλογέω, ἑτοιμάζω, κατασκευάζω, κτίζω, ποιέω
Derivation: a primitive root;
Strong's: (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes)
KJV: choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

Lexicon of Extended Strongs for Greek and Hebrew

a. בָּרָא [H:V] to create

1) to create, shape, form
1a) (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)
1a1) of heaven and earth
1a2) of individual man
1a3) of new conditions and circumstances
1a4) of transformations
1b) (Niphal) to be created
1b1) of heaven and earth
1b2) of birth
1b3) of something new
1b4) of miracles
1c) (Piel)
1c1) to cut down
1c2) to cut out

b. בָּרָא [H:V] to fatten

1) to be fat
1a) (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

Gesenius: בָּרָא (H1254 in 21 WLC links below)

fut. יִבְרָא-

(1) to cut, to carve out, to form by cutting [see Note], see Piel, Arab. بَرَا fut. I. to cut out, to cut or pare down, to plane and polish. (As to the notion of breaking, cutting, separating, which is inherent in the radical syllable פר, see below under פָּרַד . The same is found in the somewhat softened syllable בר, comp. בָּרַר, בָּרָה, בָּרַשׁ, בָּרַת; בָּרַד to scatter, בָּרַךְ pr. to break, also הָבַר, ز بر.)

[Note. As to the primary meaning of this root, and its connection with the cognate בָּרָה, see Dr. Davidson’s Lectures on Biblical Criticism; Appendix p. 399, seq.]

(2) to create, to produce, comp. خَاَقَ to make smooth, to polish, hence to fashion, to create; also Germ. fchaffen, Dan. skabe, which is of the same stock as fchaben, Dutch schaeven, to shave. (Arab. بَرَأَ id. بَارِىءُ Creator. Syr. Ch. ܒܪܐܳ, ܒܰܪܝܺ, בְּרָא id.). Used of the creation of heaven and earth, Gen 1:1 of men, Gen 1:27 Gen 5:1 , Gen 6:7 specially Israel, Isa 43:1, 15 Isa 43:15 Jer 31:22, בָּרָא יְהֹוָה חֲדָשָׁה בָּאָרֶץ “the Lord has created a new thing in the earth, a woman shall protect a man” (comp. Num 16:30); Isa 65:18. הִנְנִי בֹרֵא אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלַיִם גִּילָה “behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing,” i.e. cause her to rejoice. Part. בֹּורְאֶיךָ (in pl. majest.) the Creator, Ecc 12:1. As to the passage, Gen 2:3, בָּרָא לַעֲשֹׂות should be explained “he produced by making,” i.e. he made by producing something new. Comp. Jer. loc. cit. and בְּרִיאָה, whence it is seen that בָּרָא is used of something new, and as to the construction, comp. the phrases הִגְדִּיל לַעֲשֹׂות, הֵרֵעַ לַעֲשֹׂות.

(3) to beget, whence בַּר a son, see Niphal No. 2. Ch. Ithpeal to be begotten.

(4) to eat, to feed, to grow fat, so called from cutting [food]; whence Hiphil, to fatten; adj. בָּרִיא fat. Comp. בָּרָה No. 2. Kindred roots are وَرَأَ to be filled with food; وَرَىَ and وَرِىَ to be fat; מָרָא to be well fed; מָרִיא i.q. בָּרִיא fattened, fat, and Gr. βόρω (βιβρώσκω); whence βορά, Lat. vorare.


(1) to be created, Gen 2:4 Gen 5:2 to be made, done, Exo 34:10.

(2) pass. of Kal No. 3, to be born, Eze 21:35 Eze 28:13 Psa 104:30.

Piel בֵּרֵא-

(1) to cut, to cut down, as with a sword, Eze 23:47 wood with an axe, Jos 17:15, “go up into the wood וּבֵרֵאתָ לְךָ שָׁם and cut out room for thee there;” as well rendered by the Vulg. verse 18 Jos 17:18, “(but the) mountain shall be thine כִּי יַעַר הוּא וּבֵרֵאתֹו although there be wood there, thou shalt cut it down.”

(2) to form, to fashion, i.q. יָצַר, Eze 21:24.

Hiphil causat. of Kal No. 4, to make fat, to fatten, 1Sa 2:29.

Derived nouns are בַּר No. I, בָּרִיא, בְּרִיאָה, and pr.n. בְּרָאיָה.

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries




A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): - choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

LXX related word(s)

G757 archo

G1166 deiknumi

G1299 dia tasso

G2680 kata skeuoazo

G1757 en eulogeo

G1081 gennao

G1096 ginomai

G1571 ek kathairo

G2090 hetoimazo

G4160 poieo

G2936 ktizo

Gematria Dictionary



[H82, H83, H693, H694, H695, H696, H874, H875, H876, H877, H1615, H1616, H6494]

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions, Thayer's Greek Definitions and Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries Combined

Original: בּרא

Transliteration: bârâ'

Phonetic: baw-raw'

BDB Definition:

  1. to create, shape, form
    1. (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)
      1. of heaven and earth
      2. of individual man
      3. of new conditions and circumstances
      4. of transformations
    2. (Niphal) to be created
      1. of heaven and earth
      2. of birth
      3. of something new
      4. of miracles
    3. (Piel)
      1. to cut down
      2. to cut out
  2. to be fat
    1. (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat

Origin: a primitive root

TWOT entry: 278

Part(s) of speech: Verb

Strong's Definition: A primitive root; (absolutely) to create ; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): - choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

Total KJV Occurrences: 54

created (10)
Gen 1:1; Gen 1:21; Gen 1:27; Gen 1:27; Gen 1:27; Gen 2:3; Gen 5:1; Gen 5:2; Deu 4:32; Mal 2:10

when they were created (2)
Gen 2:4; Gen 5:2

whom i have created (1)
Gen 6:7

such as have not been done (1)
Exo 34:10

make (1)
Num 16:30

country and cut down (1)
Jos 17:15

and thou shalt cut it down (1)
Jos 17:18

above me to make yourselves fat (1)
1Sa 2:29

create (1)
Psa 51:10

thou hast created (1)
Psa 89:12

my time is wherefore hast thou made (1)
Psa 89:47

which shall be created (1)
Psa 102:18

they are created (2)
Psa 104:30; Isa 48:7

and they were created (1)
Psa 148:5

now thy creator (1)
Ecc 12:1

will create (1)
Isa 4:5

who hath created (1)
Isa 40:26

the creator (2)
Isa 40:28; Isa 43:15

hath created (2)
Isa 41:20; Jer 31:22

he that created (1)
Isa 42:5

that created (2)
Isa 43:1; Isa 45:18

for i have created (1)
Isa 43:7

and create (2)
Isa 45:7; Isa 45:7

have created (1)
Isa 45:8

and created (1)
Isa 45:12

it he created (1)
Isa 45:18

behold i have created (1)
Isa 54:16

and i have created (1)
Isa 54:16

i create (1)
Isa 57:19

for behold i create (2)
Isa 65:17; Isa 65:18

in that which i create (1)
Isa 65:18

and choose (1)
Eze 21:19

choose (1)
Eze 21:19

where thou wast created (1)
Eze 21:30

and dispatch (1)
Eze 23:47

that thou wast created (2)
Eze 28:13; Eze 28:15

and createth (1)
Amo 4:13

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