To discern: בִּין – bin

and said God Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters – let it divide a space between the waters from the waters.

(Genesis 1:6) Interlinear

The Hebrew words bayinבֵּין and bin – בִּין are very nearly the same word. They’re part of the meaning of a root which means: to understand nuance, to separate between.

We said that we need to understand nuance, didn’t we?

To discern: בִּין – bin

  1. to distinguish, discern
  2. to mark, attend
  3. to understand, know
  4. abs. to have understanding, be intelligent, wise
    • Niph. intelligent, discreet, knowing
    • Pil. to make to discern, instruct, De 32. 10
    • Hiph.
      1. to cause to understand, to explain, to teach
      2. intelligent, wise
    • Hipthal.
      • to mark, attend to
      • to understand Job 26. 14
      • to be wise, Ps. 119. 100

Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon Page LXXX

Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon Page LXXX


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