(sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly, the constructive form of an otherwise unused noun from biyn; a distinction; but used only as a prep, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or -- among, asunder, at, between (-twixt...and), + from (the widest), X in, out of, whether (it be...or), within.
see HEBREW biyn
[בַּ֫יִן] substantive properly interval, space between ( id.) — construct בֵּין once Isaiah 44:4 (Baer) בֵּינוֺ בֵינֵךְ, ֵבּינְךָ, בֵּינִי, בֵּן, (בֵּינָיו Joshua 3:4; 8:11 Qr); with plural suffix in plural form בֵּינֵינוּ (בֵּנֵינוּ), etc.; also בֵּינוֺת Ezekiel 10:2 (twice in verse); 10:6 (twice in verse); 10:7 (twice in verse) (+ 1:13 ᵐ5 Hi Ew etc. for דְּמוּת), בֵּינוֺתֵינוּ Genesis 26:28; Joshua 22:34; Judges 11:10, בֵּינוֺתָם Genesis 42:23; 2 Samuel 21:7; Jeremiah 25:16; dual בֵּנַיִם (see below); —
1 always (except dual) as
preposition in the interval of, between (so Aramaic בֵּין, & plural בֵּינֵי, , ; ), as Genesis 15:17 הַגְּזָרִים בֵּין between the pieces, Exodus 13:9 and elsewhere עֵינֶיךָ בֵּין between thy eyes (see עַיִן), Isaiah 22:11 and elsewhere between the two walls (see חוֺמָה), Job 24:11; 30:7; Job 40:30 part him between merchants; rather more Generally among Hosea 13:15; Song of Solomon 2:2-3, Ezekiel 19:2; 31:3; Job 34:37; less exactly within Proverbs 26:13 a lion is הָֽרְחֹבוֺת בֵּין within the board places (compare 23:13 בְּתוֺךְ): once with a singular (unusual) Daniel 8:16 אוּלַי בֵּין between the Ulai, i.e. between its banks. When the space separating two distinct objects is to be indicated, this is done
a. most commonly by repeating בין, as Genesis 13:3 הָעָ֑י וּבֵין בֵּיתְאֵל בֵּין literally in the interval of Bethel, and in the interval of `Ai, i.e. between Bethel and `Ai, 16:14; 17:7; 31:50-51, +?
b. more rarely by לְ ֗֗֗ בֵּין, Genesis 1:6 dividing לָמָ֑יִם מַיִם בֵּין literally in the interval of waters with reference to waters, i.e. between the waters and the waters, Leviticus 20:25; 27:33; Deuteronomy 17:8 (3 t. in verse); 2 Samuel 19:36; 1 Kings 3:9; Ezekiel 41:18; 42:20; 44:23 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:11; Malachi 3:18 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 14:10.
c. by וּלְ ֗֗֗ בֵּין Joel 2:17.
d. by לְבֵין ֗֗֗ בֵּין Isaiah 59:2. בֵּין is used not only of actual locality, but also with verbs of dividing (figurative) Genesis 1:14; Leviticus 10:10, and of judging, knowing, teaching, etc., if the idea of distinguishing be involved, as Genesis 16:5; 2 Samuel 19:36 לְרָע טוֺב בֵּין הַאֵדַע can I discern between good and evil ? 1 Kings 3:9; Jonah 4:11; Genesis 31:49 (watch between), Judges 11:10 (hear), Joshua 22:27 (witness), Isaiah 2:4 and he shall judge (arbitrate) between the nations, 5:3; Leviticus 27:33; Ezekiel 44:23; Malachi 3:18; 2 Chronicles 14:10 (see RV); and in other metaphoric applications, as of a covenant or sign between two contracting parties, Genesis 9:12, 15; Exodus 31:13 +; or an oath Genesis 26:28; 2 Samuel 21:7; enmity or strife Genesis 3:15; 13:7; Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 6:19; peace 1 Kings 5:26; good-will 14:9. — It is used of time in the phrase of P הָעַרְבַּיִם בֵּין (see below עֶרֶב), & Nehemiah 5:18 יָמִים עֲשֶׂרֶת בֵּין during the interval of ten days, i.e. every ten days (unusual).With other prepositions: —
b. בְּבֵן Isaiah 44:4 in the midst of, amongst (ᵐ5 Ew Di Che חָצִיר מַיִם כְּבֵין).
c. עַלבֵּֿין nearly as אֶלבֵּֿין Ezekiel 19:11
d. מִבֵּין from between: Genesis 49:10 nor the ruler's staff רַגְלָיו מִבֵּין from between his feet (where, as the king sits in state, he holds it), Exodus 25:22 from between the cherubim (so Numbers 7:89), Hosea 2:4; Zechariah 6:1; 9:7; Deuteronomy 28:57 the after-birth רַגְלֶיהָ מִבֵּין הַיּוֺצֵת that cometh forth from between her feet, i.e. from her womb (compare Il. 19. 10 πεσεῖν μετὰ ποσσὶ γυναικός) Repeated 2 Kings 16:14 to specify the two objects from between which a thing is moved. Ezekiel 47:18 is difficult and uncertain: see Commentaries Less precisely from, the midst of: Numbers 17:2 הַשְּׂרֵפָה מִבֵּין out of the midst of the burning, Psalm 104:12 עֳפָאִים מִבֵּין from amongst the branches they utter their song, Jeremiah 48:45 and a flame סִיחוֺן מִבֵּין from the midst of Sihon (Sihon representing his people: but expression is singular; read perhaps ס ׳מִבֵּית, compare Numbers 21:28 ס ׳מִקִּרְיַת: "" in both passages מֵחֶשְׁבּוֺן), Ezekiel 37:21.
בֵּית feminine of בֵּין בַּיִן, (NöM 194 f.; Syriac often, PS470)
preposition between Ezekiel 41:9b (to be joined with 41:10; see RVm), unless indeed a mere error for בֵּין (which Ezekiel often uses); also Proverbs 8:2 accusative To ᵐ5 (ἀνὰ μέσον) ᵑ9 ᵑ7 Hi Ew§217 g; and Job 8:17 according to ᵐ5 Ew Di1 (Di2undecided).