Easton's Bible Dictionary
The heifer, a town in Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ), supposed to be identical with the ruins called Far'ah, about 6 miles north-east of Jerusalem, in the Wady Far'ah, which is a branch of the Wady Kelt.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
A cow; increasing
Chabad Knowledge Base
- Parshat Parah
(lit. "portion of the cow"); Torah portion concerning the mitzvah of the red heifer, read on Shabbat in the second half of the month of Adar.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City in Benjamin. Joshua 18:23 . Identified with ruins at Farah , 31 50' N, 35 18' E.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city allotted to Benjamin (Joshua 18:23). Now Farah, the wady Farah being an offshoot of the wady Suweinit.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(pay' ruh) Place name meaning, “heifer” or “young cow.” Village in territory of Benjamin about five miles northeast of Jerusalem, identified with modern khirbet el-Farah (Joshua 18:23 ). The Hebrew parath , often translated Euphrates (so KJV, NAS, NRSV), may refer to the spring Ain Farah at Jeremiah 13:4-7 . (Compare NAS, NRSV margin readings, “Parah.”) NIV, REB simply transliterate the term.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
PARAH. A city in Benjamin ( Joshua 18:23 ). Now the ruin FÃ¢rah , near the head of the Valley of Michmash.
- (pee' rath) See Parah
- The steward of Gideon, (Judges 7:10-11) derived from Parah
, to bear
- (See 1 Kings 4:17) From Parah
, to flourish
- (Numbers 34:25) If from Parah
, to produce; and Nachah, spice, it should seem that his name meant grateful odour or smell
- An officer in the court of Pharaohâmaster to the patriarch Joseph (Genesis 37:36) His name is derived, as it should seem to be, from Parah
, which means to scatter
- Perhaps his name is derived from Parah
, to produce; and Hash, moth; and if so, the meaning might be, life is but vanity
- (Compare NAS, NRSV margin readings, “Parah
(Genesis 41:2 ; Numbers 19:2 )
- (Genesis 12:10-15) The name of Pharaoh implies a destroyer, derived from Parah
The Mishna, Parah
3:2, states that the children sent to fetch water for the red heifer sacrifice from Siloam were mounted on bulls in order to have their feet off the ground, so as to escape pollution
Par or Parah
represents a bull or cow which has matured enough to be capable of reproduction ( Job 21:10 ). ...
Moschos is a young bull or heifer, basically equivalent to Hebrew par or Parah
- Rachel's second son, the only son of Jacob born in Palestine (Genesis 35:16-19), on the road between Betheland Bethlehem Ephrath, near the latter (Genesis 48:7) (probably "the fertile", from Parah
, corresponding to the town's other name, Bethlehem, "bread-house
Tongues, Confusion of
The essential identity of many words in Semitic and Indo-European gives a strong presumption of their original unity; thus, qeren , cornu , "horn"; masak , misgo , misceo , "mix"; karak , circa , "circle"; 'erets , terra , "earth" (German erde ); chalaq , glaber , glisco , "glide" (glatt ); qum , "gum", 'am , cum , "sun", koinos , "common"; malee' , pleos , plenus , "full" (voll ); bor , purus , "pure"; barah , vorare , bora , "voracious"; Parah
, ferop , barus , feroo , "bear"; 'apha , epso , "epula"; mar , "amarus"; carath , "curtus"; zarah , "serere"; muth , math (Sanskrit), mor(t)s , "mortal"; 'attah , tu , su), "thou"; "n" in Hebrew stands for "m" in the Indo-European, as representing the first personal pronoun; shesh , sex , hex , "six"; the other numerals in Hebrew and Indo-European, one to five, are probably identical