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[רֵאשִׁית] noun feminine beginning, chief (for *רְאֵשִׁיתGGA 1884, 1019, compare HolzHexateuch 465; Syriac ); — absolute ׳ר Deuteronomy 33:21+, construct ׳ר Genesis 10:10+, רֵשִׁית Deuteronomy 11:12; suffix רֵאשִׁיתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:8, רֵאשִׁתוֺ Job 42:12, etc.; —

1.a beginning of kingdom Genesis 10:10 (J), year Deuteronomy 11:12, reign Jeremiah 26:1; Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 28:1; Jeremiah 49:34;= first phase, step, or element in course of events Isaiah 46:10 (opposed to אַחֲרִית); of a thing (דָּבָר) Ecclesiastes 7:8 (opposed to id.); of sin Micah 1:13, strife Proverbs 17:14, wisdom Psalm 111:10, knowledge Proverbs 1:7 thy beginning Job 8:7 #NAME?his beginning Job 42:12 (both opposed to אַחֲרִית), ׳ר before clause, ׳בָּרָא א ׳בְּר Genesis 1:1 in the beginning when god created (> absolute in the beginning God created); אֹנִי ׳ר Genesis 49:3 (poem) beginning (first product) of my manly vigour ("" בְּכֹרִי כֹּחִי so Deuteronomy 21:17; Psalm 78:51 (both "" בְּכוֺת Psalm 105:36; compare דֵּרְכֵי אֵל ׳ר Job 40:19 (of hippopotamus), דַּרְכּוֺ ׳ר Proverbs 8:22 (of wisdom);=first season (of a tree) Hosea 9:10; גּוֺיִם׳ר Numbers 24:20 (JE), first, earliest, of nations.

b. first of fruits Exodus 23:19 (E), Exodus 34:26 (JE), Deuteronomy 26:2,10; Ezekiel 44:30.a, of harvest Leviticus 23:10 (H), grain Deuteronomy 18:4; 2Chronicles 31:5 dough Numbers 15:20,21 (P), Ezekiel 44:30b Nehemiah 10:38, wool Deuteronomy 18:4; of כָּלתְּֿבוּאָתֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 3:9; Israel is תְּבוּאָתֹה ׳ר Jeremiah 2:3 (i.e. of ׳יs increase); ׳ר=first-fruits Leviticus 2:12 (P), Numbers 18:12 (P), Nehemiah 12:44; הָאָרֶץ ׳ר Ezekiel 48:14

2 first chief, Amos 6:1; גְּבוּרָתָם ׳ר Jeremiah 49:35 (of bows); so apparently בְּנֵי עַמּוֺן ׳ר Daniel 11:41, i.e. the principal part of them (Buhl Marti conjecture שְׁאֵרִית after ᵑ6); מַשְׁאוֺתֵיכֶם ׳ר Ezekiel 20:40, i.e. your chief oblations; שְׁמָנִים ׳ר Amos 6:6, i.e. choice oils; = choice part, of land Deuteronomy 33:21, offering 1 Samuel 2:29, הַחֵרֶם 1 Samuel 15:21; absolute chief thing Proverbs 4:7 (of wisdom).






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