Word Summary
ma'abar: a ford, pass, passing
Original Word: מַעֲבָר
Transliteration: ma'abar
Phonetic Spelling: (mah-ab-awr')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a ford, pass, passing
Meaning: a crossing-place, a transit, overwhelming
Strong's Concordance
ford, place where

Or feminine mapabarah {mah-ab-aw-raw'}; from abar; a crossing-place (of a river, a ford; of a mountain, a pass); abstractly, a transit, i.e. (figuratively) overwhelming -- ford, place where...pass, passage.

see HEBREW abar


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'abar [מַעֲבָר‎] noun [masculine] ford, pass, passing; — only construct:

1 יַבֹּק מַעֲבַרGenesis 32:23 (J) the ford of (the) Jabbok.

2 pass, מִכְמָשׂ מַעֲבַר1 Samuel 13:23 the pass of M.

3 passing, sweep, מַטֶּה כָּלמַֿעֲבַרIsaiah 30:32 every sweep of the rod (עָבַר4c).


noun feminine ford, pass, passage; — absolute ׳מIsaiah 10:29; plural מַעְבָּרוֺת16:2; Jeremiah 51:32, מַעְבְּרוֺת‎ absolute Joshua 2:7; 1 Samuel 14:4; construct Judges 3:28 2t.; —

1 ford, only plural Joshua 2:7 (JE), Judges 3:28; 12:5-6, Isaiah 16:2; so also 1 Samuel 13:7 (for עָֽבְרוּ ᵑ0‎) We Dr Kit Löhr; + מַעְבֶּרֶת1 Kings 7:46 2 Chronicles 4:17, see סֻכּוֺת

2 pass (wady, ravine), 1 Samuel 14:4; Isaiah 10:29.

3 passage in defensive works of Babylonian Jeremiah 51:32.