Word Summary
kopher: the price of a life, ransom
Original Word: כֹּפֶר
Transliteration: kopher
Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-fer)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: the price of a life, ransom
Meaning: a cover, a village, bitumen, the henna plant, a redemption-price
Strong's Concordance
bribe, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village

From kaphar; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price -- bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village.

see HEBREW kaphar


H3724. kopher

I. כֹּפֶרnoun masculine the price of a life, ransom (ποινή, wergild); — ׳כExodus 21:30 10t.; suffix כָּפְרְךָIsaiah 43:3; כָפְרוֺPsalm 49:8; —

1 a price for ransom of a life Job 33:24; 36:18; ׳כ עַלExodus 21:30 (Covt. code; "" נַפְשׁוֺ מִּדְיֹן‎); ׳כ נפשׁProverbs 13:8; ׳כ לְransom for 6:35; 21:18; Numbers 35:31-32, (P); כָּפְרוֺhis ransom Psalm 49:8 ׅ‎ "" פדה (‎; כָּפְרְךָthy ransom Isaiah 43:3 ׅ‎ "" תַּחְתֶּיךָ (‎; כֹּפֶר‎ alone 1 Samuel 12:3; Amos 5:12.

2 in the ritual of P ׳כ נַפְשׁוֺExodus 30:12 is a half shekel of the sanctuary paid by each male above twenty years at the census in order that there might be no plague upon them. It was offered to Yahweh, על לְכַמֵּרto atone for them.

II. כֹּ֫פֶרnoun masculine pitch (Arabic (loan-word, compare Frä150), Syriac ᵑ7‎. כּוּפְרָא‎; Assyrian kupru, kupur DlHWB 348; compare גֹּפֶר‎ ?) — Genesis 6:14 (P).

III. כֹּ֫פֶרnoun masculine name of a plant, El „enna (√ dubious; Late Hebrew כּוֺפֶר‎; Aramaic כּוּפְרָא‎, Arabic El „enna, see LöwNo. 159) — a shrub or low tree, with fragrant whitish flowers growing in clusters like grapes, הַכֹּפֶר אֶשְׁכֹּלcluster of Henna Song of Solomon 1:14 (fragrant, figurative of a beloved one); plural כְּפָרִים4:13.

IV. כֹּפֶרnoun [masculine] village; — only singular construct הַמְּרָזִי כֹּפֶר1 Samuel 6:18 villages of the peasantry.

הָעַמּוֺנִי כְּפַר‎ see כָּפָר‎ above