Word Summary
ophel: darkness, gloom
Original Word: אֹפֶל
Transliteration: ophel
Phonetic Spelling: (o'fel)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: darkness, gloom
Meaning: darkness, gloom
Strong's Concordance
darkness, obscurity, privily

From the same as 'aphel; dusk -- darkness, obscurity, privily.

see HEBREW 'aphel


H652. ophel

אֹ֫פֶלnoun masculine Job 3:6 darkness, gloom (only in poetry) -׳א‎ always absolute —

1 darkness,, of night Psalm 91:6 (opposed to צָֽהֳרַיִם‎ deep in the earth,א ׳אֶבֶןJob 28:3 ("" צַלְמָוֶת חשֶׁח‎); darkness, gloom of underworld 10:22 (twice in verse) ("" צַלְמָוֶת עֵיפָפָה׳א חשֶׁח אֶרֶץ‎); personified 3:6 that nightlet darkness take it א ׳יִקָּחֵהוּ‎; figurative of spiritual darkness Isaiah 29:18 ("" חשֵׁח‎); of secrecy, treachery Psalm 11:2.

2 especially figurative of calamity, Job 23:17 ("" ך חשׁ‎ q. v.), 30:26 (opposed to אוֺר‎ ).