Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Chief ruler, prince, principal officer, literally one officiating, a priest

Hebrew: כֹּהֵן, kōhēn (H3548)

653 King James Bible Verses


Here are chief ruler, own, priest, prince and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word כֹּהֵן mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H3548

Hebrew Base Word: כֹּהֵן

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Chief ruler, × own, priest, prince, principal officer

Definition: Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).

Detailed definition:

  1. Priest, principal officer or chief ruler.
    1. Priest-king (Melchizedek, Messiah).
    2. Pagan priests.
    3. Priests of Jehovah.
    4. Levitical priests.
    5. Zadokite priests.
    6. Aaronic priests.
    7. The high priest.

Derived terms: Active participle of H3547.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: koˈhen̪
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ko̞wˈhen
  3. Transliteration: kōhēn
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: koh-HANE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: koh-HANE

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Bible Verses with כֹּהֵן (H3548)

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