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רֵאשִׁית (rêʼshîythray-sheeth'noun|femininebeginning)
[Heb] רֵאשִׁית ETCBC: רֵאשִׁית‎ (subs|beginning) OSHL: TWOT: 2097e GK: H8040 Greek: ἀπαρχή
Derivation: from the same as רֹאשׁ;
Strong's: the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit)
KJV: beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

Lexicon of Extended Strongs for Greek and Hebrew

רֵאשִׁית [H:N-F] first

1) first, beginning, best, chief
1a) beginning
1b) first
1c) chief
1d) choice part

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

Gesenius: רֵאשִׁית (H7225 in 15 WLC links below)

f. once רֵשִׁית Deu 11:12 (denom. from רֹאשׁ, Ch. רֵאשׁ head, chief, with the added syllable ־ִית, see Gr. § 76, No. 4).-

(1) beginning, Gen 1:1 Gen 10:10 Jer 28:1.

(2) a former state, Job 42:12 former times, Isa 46:10.

(3) the first of its kind-(a) with regard to time, first fruits, Gen 49:3, רֵאשִׁית אֹונִי “first fruits of my strength,” i.e. first born. רֵאשִׁית דַּרְכֹּו first fruits of things created by him, Pro 8:22 [this is rather to be compared with ἡ ἀρχὴ τῆς κτίσεως τοῦ Θεοῦ, Rev 3:14, i.e. Christ, head of creation, not spoken of as a creature], compare Job 40:19 Deu 33:21, וַיַּרְא רֵאשִׁית לֹו “he chose the first part for himself,” as if the first fruits of the holy land. Very often used of the first fruits offered in the temple, Lev 2:12 Lev 23:10 Deu 18:4 Deu 26:10 .-(b) with regard to dignity, the first, chief, Amo 6:1, .

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries




From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit): - beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

LXX related word(s)

G536 ap arche

Gematria Dictionary



[H469, H715, H849, H1860, H2032, H2046, H7611, H8445, H8670]

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

Original: ראשׁית

Transliteration: rê'shı̂yth

Phonetic: ray-sheeth'

BDB Definition:

  1. first, beginning, best, chief
    1. beginning
    2. first
    3. chief
    4. choice part

Origin: from the same as H7218

TWOT entry: 2097e

Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

Strong's Definition: From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit): - beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

Total KJV Occurrences: 50

in the beginning (5)
Gen 1:1; Jer 26:1; Jer 27:1; Jer 28:1; Jer 49:34

and the beginning (2)
Gen 10:10; Gen 49:3

the first (3)
Exo 23:19; Exo 34:26; Eze 44:30

of the firstfruits (2)
Lev 2:12; Lev 23:10

of the first (3)
Num 15:20; Num 15:21; Deu 26:2

the firstfruits (4)
Num 18:12; 2Ch 31:5; Neh 10:37; Eze 48:14

was the first (1)
Num 24:20

upon it from the beginning (1)
Deu 11:12

the firstfruit (1)
Deu 18:4

and the first (2)
Deu 18:4; Eze 44:30

for he is the beginning (1)
Deu 21:17

the first part (1)
Deu 33:21

with the chiefest (1)
1Sa 2:29

the chief (4)
1Sa 15:21; Psa 78:51; Psa 105:36; Jer 49:35

for the firstfruits (1)
Neh 12:44

though thy beginning (1)
Job 8:7

he is the chief (1)
Job 40:19

more than his beginning (1)
Job 42:12

is the beginning (2)
Psa 111:10; Pro 1:7

and with the firstfruits (1)
Pro 3:9

is the principal thing (1)
Pro 4:7

me in the beginning (1)
Pro 8:22

the beginning (1)
Pro 17:14

than the beginning (1)
Ecc 7:8

from the beginning (1)
Isa 46:10

and the firstfruits (2)
Jer 2:3; Eze 20:40

and the chief (1)
Dan 11:41

at her first time (1)
Hos 9:10

chief (1)
Amo 6:1

themselves with the chief (1)
Amo 6:6

she is the beginning (1)
Mic 1:13

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