What does Lehi mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בַּלֶּ֗חִי jaw 1
בַּלֶּֽחִי a place in Judah which must have been in the Shephelah 1
לֶ֔חִי a place in Judah which must have been in the Shephelah 1
בַּלֶּ֔חִי a place in Judah which must have been in the Shephelah 1
לֶֽחִי a place by the rock Elam in northern Judah near the border of the Philistines; named by Samson after his slaughter of the 1000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. 1

Definitions Related to Lehi

H3896


   1 a place in Judah which must have been in the Shephelah, near the border of the hill-country of Judah; site uncertain.
      1a place is noted for being the location of Samson’s killing of 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass.
      Additional Information: Lehi = “jaw”.
      

H7437


   1 a place by the rock Elam in northern Judah near the border of the Philistines; named by Samson after his slaughter of the 1000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.
   Additional Information: Ramath-Lehi = “height of a jawbone”.
   

H3895


   1 jaw, cheek.
      1a jaw, jawbone (of animal).
      1b cheek (of man).
      

Frequency of Lehi (original languages)

Frequency of Lehi (English)

Dictionary

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ramath-Lehi
(ray' math-lee' hi) See Ramath .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ramath-Lehi
RAMATH-LEHI . See Ramah, No. 6 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Lehi
A jawbone, a place in the tribe of Judah where Samson achieved a victory over the Philistines (Judges 15:9,14,16 ), slaying a thousand of them with the jawbone of an ass. The words in 15:19, "a hollow place that was in the jaw" (A.V.), should be, as in Revised Version, "the hollow place that is in Lehi."
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ramath-Lehi
Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; i.e., the Ramah of Lehi (Judges 15:15-17 ). The phrase "in the jaw," ver. 19, Authorized Version, is in the margin, also in the Revised Version, "in Lehi." Here Samson slew a thousand Philistines with a jawbone.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Lehi
Judges 15:9; Judges 15:14; Judges 15:19 (where translated "in Lehi"), Hebrew "the Lehi." (See EN HAKKORE, "the spring"; Ramath Lehi was the eminence.) Lihiy strictly is the Hebrew for "jawbone"; LEHI the name of the place. God did not make water to flow out of the tooth socket of the jawbone which Samson threw away, to slake his thirst, but "cleft an hollow place (maqtesh ; Zephaniah 1:11) in Lehi," from whence" water" miraculously "came out." In Judah, between Philistia and the cliff Etam, now Beit Likiyeh, a village on the northern side of the wady Suleiman; at the entrance of the hill country of Judah, the outermost stronghold toward the S.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ramath Lehi
So Samson named the scene of his slaying a thousand Philistines with a jawbone. Judges 15:17, "the height of Lehi." In Judges 15:9 "Lehi" is used by anticipation, Samson calling it so subsequently, or else he played on the name which it had already, "Ramath Lehi," as expressing what he now has done, namely, "lifted up the jawbone." (But (See LEHI.)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Lehi
(lee' hi) Place name meaning “chin” or “jawbone.” City where Samson killed 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey and where God provided water from the jawbone (Judges 15:1 ). Many interpreters read 2 Samuel 23:11 as occurring at Lehi (TEV, NRSV, REB). The site was apparently in Judah near Beth-shemesh.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ramath-Lehi
Elevation of the jaw-bone
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Lehi
Jawbone
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Lehi
Place in Judah, near to the land of the Philistines. It was where Samson slew a thousand men with the jaw-bone of an ass. Judges 15:9-17 . Lehi signifies 'jaw-bone,' but whether the place had this name before the victory or after is not clear. Samson called the place RAMATHLEHI, 'hill of the jaw-bone.' Judges 15:19 is better translated, "God clave the hollow place that is in Lehi," that is, in the rock, not in the jaw-bone.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Lehi
Jawbone, a place in Judah, where Samson was enabled to slay one thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, and where, in answer to his petition, a fountain sprung up to relieve his thirst, Judges 15:9-19 . Probably the Hebrew word Lehi in, should be left untranslated, "God clave a hollow place that was in Lehi, and there came water thereout." This spring he called En-hakkore, the fountain of him that prayed. It continued to flow, and may even to this day be testifying that God hears the cry of his people, and can turn a dry land into springs of water for their use, Genesis 21:19 ; Numbers 20:11 .

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Ramath Lehi - Judges 15:17, "the height of Lehi. " In Judges 15:9 "Lehi" is used by anticipation, Samson calling it so subsequently, or else he played on the name which it had already, "Ramath Lehi," as expressing what he now has done, namely, "lifted up the jawbone. " (But (See Lehi
Ramath-Lehi - Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; i. , the Ramah of Lehi (Judges 15:15-17 ). 19, Authorized Version, is in the margin, also in the Revised Version, "in Lehi
Lehi - Judges 15:9; Judges 15:14; Judges 15:19 (where translated "in Lehi"), Hebrew "the Lehi. " (See EN HAKKORE, "the spring"; Ramath Lehi was the eminence. ) Lihiy strictly is the Hebrew for "jawbone"; Lehi the name of the place. God did not make water to flow out of the tooth socket of the jawbone which Samson threw away, to slake his thirst, but "cleft an hollow place (maqtesh ; Zephaniah 1:11) in Lehi," from whence" water" miraculously "came out
Enhakkore - ) (See Lehi. As the rocky precipice was named Lehi, "the jawbone," so the hollow place in the rock was named Maktesh, "the tooth hollow. " Samson cried to Jehovah ("God of grace"), and Elohim ("God of nature") split the hollow place at Lehi, so that water came out of it, as at Horeb and Kadesh (Exodus 17:6; Numbers 20:8; Numbers 20:11), and the fountain was called "the fount of him who cried in Lehi
Ramathlehi - See Lehi
Ramath-Lehi - RAMATH-LEHI
Lehi - Lehi signifies 'jaw-bone,' but whether the place had this name before the victory or after is not clear. Samson called the place RAMATHLEHI, 'hill of the jaw-bone. ' Judges 15:19 is better translated, "God clave the hollow place that is in Lehi," that is, in the rock, not in the jaw-bone
e'Tam, the Rock, - (Judges 15:8,11 ) This natural stronghold was in the tribe of Judah; and near it, probably at its foot, were Lehi and Ramath-lehi and Enhakkore
Lehi - Probably the Hebrew word Lehi in, should be left untranslated, "God clave a hollow place that was in Lehi, and there came water thereout
en-Hakkore - Fountain of the crier, the name of the spring in Lehi which burst forth in answer to Samson's prayer when he was exhausted with the slaughter of the Philistines (Judges 15:19 )
ra'Math-le'hi - (hill of the jawbone , or hill of Lehi ), the name bestowed by Samson on the scene of his slaughter of the thousand Philistines with the jaw bone, ( Judges 15:17 ) a place by the rock Elam, in western Judah of the Philistines
en-Hakkore - It is near Lehi, or literally translated, “Jawbone,” which is probably near Beth-shemesh
Enhakkore - The spring was doubtless in the rock, not in the jawbone (see margin ), because of the words following, "which is in Lehi unto this day
Lehi - Many interpreters read 2 Samuel 23:11 as occurring at Lehi (TEV, NRSV, REB)
Lehi - ), should be, as in Revised Version, "the hollow place that is in Lehi
Ramath - ” An element of several names: Ramath-lehi meaning, “height of the jawbone,” site of Samson's victory over the Philistines (Judges 15:17 ); Ramath-Mizpeh (alternately Ramath-Mizpah) meaning, “height of lookout or watchtower” (Joshua 13:26 ); Ramath-Negeb meaning, “Ramath of the South,” (Joshua 19:8 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 )
en-Hakkore - The name of a fountain at Lehi ( Judges 15:19 )
Etam - It must be near Lehi
Ramah - Ramathlehi , the scene of Samson’s victory over the Philistines with the jawbone ( Judges 15:17 ), is unknown. See Lehi. Ramath here is probably a common noun, and we ought to render it ‘the height of Lehi
Etam - In Judah, with Lehi or En-hak-kore at its foot
Timnah - God heard, evidently pointing to the battle of Ramath Lehi
Samson - After this great victory he fainted for water, and cried unto the Lord, who clave a hollow place in the rock [1] and gave him drink
Samson - Ramath-Lehi (‘the height of Lehi’) is taken to mean ‘the casting away of the jawbone’; En-hakkore (‘Partridge spring’), ‘the spring of him who called’; and incidents are suggested to explain the supposed meanings