- (d, these)
- (d. oak)
- (d. God)
- (p. leaf עלה)
to her, for her, to him לה
The nine dictionary entries here show that the word means 'these', 'oak', 'God', etc.
It suggests that where it is used we might be able to replace with one or more meanings.
God of gods
- Ge 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which [was] by Shechem.
Here the idols were buried beneath the oak. God is the God of all earthly idols.
Resting in God
- Jud 6:11 ¶ And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which [was] in Ophrah, that [pertained] unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide [it] from the Midianites.
The angel rested in the God who was in the earth (Ophrah) that was given by the Lord (Joash) God's treasure (Abiezrite).
By the will of God
- 2Sa 18:10 And a certain man saw [it], and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.
'Hanged' תלוי is a pun to 'scarlet' תולע. Is it any wonder that scarlet is associated with the cross by being the color of sin? The Father's peace (Absolom) hanged in a tree, but Christ (the Peace of God) was made to be sin by the will of God.