Word Summary
bayin: an interval, space between
Original Word: בֵּין
Transliteration: bayin
Phonetic Spelling: (bane)
Part of Speech: substantive; preposition
Short Definition: an interval, space between
Meaning: an interval, space between
Strong's Concordance
among, asunder, at, between twixt

(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


H996. bayin

[בַּ֫יִן‎] substantive properly interval, space between ( id.) — construct בֵּין‎ once Isaiah 44:4 (Baer) בֵּינוֺ בֵינֵךְ, ֵבּינְךָ, בֵּינִי, בֵּן,‎ (בֵּינָיוJoshua 3:4; 8:11 Qr); with plural suffix in plural form בֵּינֵינוּ‎ (בֵּנֵינוּ‎), etc.; also בֵּינוֺתEzekiel 10:2 (twice in verse); 10:6 (twice in verse); 10:7 (twice in verse) (+ 1:13 ᵐ5‎ Hi Ew etc. for דְּמוּת‎), בֵּינוֺתֵינוּGenesis 26:28; Joshua 22:34; Judges 11:10, בֵּינוֺתָםGenesis 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 בֵּיןbetween the pieces, Exodus 13:9 and elsewhere עֵינֶיךָ בֵּיןbetween 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 בֵּיןwithin the board places (compare 23:13 בְּתוֺךְ‎): once with a singular (unusual) Daniel 8:16 אוּלַי בֵּיןbetween 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 ֗֗֗ בֵּיןJoel 2:17.

d. by לְבֵין ֗֗֗ בֵּיןIsaiah 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 בֵּיןduring the interval of ten days, i.e. every ten days (unusual).With other prepositions: —

a. אֶלבֵּֿין‎, after a verb implying motion, in between, in among Ezekiel 31:10, 14. So לְ אֶלבֵּֿינוֺת‎ ib. 10:2.

b. בְּבֵןIsaiah 44:4 in the midst of, amongst (ᵐ5‎ Ew Di Che חָצִיר מַיִם כְּבֵין‎).

c. עַלבֵּֿין‎ nearly as אֶלבֵּֿיןEzekiel 19:11

d. מִבֵּיןfrom between: Genesis 49:10 nor the ruler's staff רַגְלָיו מִבֵּיןfrom 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 מִבֵּיןout of the midst of the burning, Psalm 104:12 עֳפָאִים מִבֵּיןfrom amongst the branches they utter their song, Jeremiah 48:45 and a flame סִיחוֺן מִבֵּיןfrom 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.

e. לְ מִבֵּינוֺתfrom between Ezekiel 10:2, 6 (twice in verse); 10:7.


Dual בֵּנַ֫יִם‎ space between two armies (= Greek μεταίχμιον), 1 Samuel 17:4, 23 הַבֵּנַיִם אִישׁman of the μεταίχμιον, i.e. champion (of Goliath).

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).

בֵּיןpreposition between (Biblical Hebrew [בַּ֫יִן‎,] בֵּין‎; בֵּינֵי בֵּין, ᵑ7,‎ Syriac , ), Daniel 7:5; with suffix 3plural masculine בֵּינֵיהוֺן7:7 Kt (Qr 3 plural feminine בֵּינֵיהֵן‎).