Word Summary
maqqel or maqqelah: a rod, staff
Original Word: מַקֵּל
Transliteration: maqqel or maqqelah
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-kale;)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a rod, staff
Meaning: a shoot, stick
Strong's Concordance
rod, handstaff

Or (feminine) maqqlah {mak-kel-aw'}; from an unused root meaning apparently to germinate; a shoot, i.e. Stick (with leaves on, or for walking, striking, guiding, divining) -- rod, ((hand-))staff.


H4731. maqqel

or maqqelah מַקֵּלnoun masculineZechariah 11:7 (apparently feminine Genesis 30:37, where בָּהֶן‎, but Samaritan בָּהֶם‎) rod, staff (√ dubious; Thes assumes √ מקלsprout; SchwZAW xi. 1891, 170f. from קלל‎ = shake, with reference to oracle of the lot (compare בַּחִצִּים קִלְקַל‎ Ezekiel 21:36); BarthZMG xii.1887, 616 gives √ קל‎, and compare stick driven by another, in sport; FräZA iii. 52, compare Ethiopic growth, stem, palm-tree (interchange of ב‎ and מ‎)); — ׳מ‎ absolute Numbers 22:27; construct Jeremiah 1:11 2t., מַקַּלGenesis 30:37; suffix מַקְלִי32:11 2t.; מַקְלוֺ1 Samuel 17:40; Hosea 4:12; מַקֶּלְכֶםExodus 12:11; plural absolute מַקְלוֺתGenesis 30:37 6t.; —

1 branch of tree as rod, stick, used by Jacob in breeding his flocks, Genesis 30:37 (׳מ לַח לִבְנֶה‎), 30:37; 30:38; 30:39; 30:41; 30:41; of symbolic rod (׳מ שָׁקֵדalmond-rod) in Jeremiah's vision Jeremiah 1:11; symbolic rods or staves, with names, used by prophets Zechariah 11:7, 10, 14; figurative of Moab ׳מ תִּבְּאָרָהJeremiah 48:17 ("" מַטֵּהעֹֿז‎).

2 staff, used in journeying Genesis 32:11; Exodus 12:11; 1 Samuel 17:40 compare 17:43; carried even when riding Numbers 22:27; so also יָד מַקֵּלEzekiel 39:9 (= riding-stick) according to Hi Da Berthol; < a weapon ( + רֹמַח חִצִּים, קֶשֶׁת, צִנָּה, מָגֵּן,‎.

3 wand of diviner Hosea 4:12.