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Lexicon :: Strong's H168 - 'ōhel

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 32a

Strong’s Definitions

אֹהֶל ʼôhel, o'-hel; from H166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 345x

The KJV translates Strong's H168 in the following manner: tabernacle(s) (198x), tent(s) (141x), dwelling (2x), place(s) (2x), covering (1x), home (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 345x
The KJV translates Strong's H168 in the following manner: tabernacle(s) (198x), tent(s) (141x), dwelling (2x), place(s) (2x), covering (1x), home (1x).
  1. tent

    1. nomad's tent, and thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience

    2. dwelling, home, habitation

    3. the sacred tent of Jehovah (the tabernacle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֹהֶל ʼôhel, o'-hel; from H166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent.
STRONGS H168: Abbreviations
אֹ֫הֶל 343 noun masculineGenesis 13:3 tent (compare Assyrian âlu, above, Arabic اٌَهْل, fellow-dwellers, family, Sabean אהל DHMZMG 1883, 341 and others, also in proper names Sabean & Phoenician see H171 אהליאב) — absolute א׳ Genesis 4:20 +; construct id. Exodus 28:43 +; אֹ֫הֱלָה (ה locative) Genesis 18:6 +; suffix אָהֳלִי Job 29:4 +; אָֽהָלִךָ Psalm 61:5; אָֽהֳלֹה Genesis 9:21 + 3 times (see DrSm xxxv); plural אֹהָלִים Genesis 13:5 + (Ges§ 23. 3); בָֽאֳהָלִים Judges 8:11 +; construct אָהֳלֵי Numbers 16:26 +; suffix אֹהָלַי Jeremiah 4:20; אֹהָלֶיךָ Numbers 24:5 +; אָהֳלֵיכֶם Joshua 22:8 +, etc. —
1. tent of nomad Songs 1:5; Jeremiah 6:3; Jeremiah 49:29; ישֵׁב א׳ dweller in tents Genesis 4:20; Genesis 25:27 (J); אָהֳלֵי מִקְנֶה tents of cattle 2 Chronicles 14:14; of soldier 1 Samuel 17:54 compare Dr, Jeremiah 37:10; 1 Kings 8:66 לְאֹהָלֶיךָ, ישׂראל, exclamation, to thy tents, Israel ! 1 Kings 12:16 (twice in verse) compare 2 Chronicles 10:16; 2 Samuel 20:1 (but compare Dr, 1 Samuel 17:54); of pleasure-tent on house-top 2 Samuel 16:22 (= bridal-tent, bridal pavilion, compare חֻפָּה Psalm 19:5; Joel 2:16 see RSKinship 168).
2. dwelling, habitation; Psalm 91:10 לְאֹהָלֶ֑ךָ home (literally to thy tents, plural) Judges 19:9 (after הלך); א׳ בֵּיתִי habitation of my house Psalm 132:3 compare Daniel 11:45; דוד א׳ habitation or palace of David where throne erected Isaiah 16:5; בַת צִיּוֺן א׳ house of daughter of Zion (= Jerusalem) Lamentations 2:4; אָהֲלֵי יַעֲקֹב Jeremiah 30:18; Malachi 2:12 (|| מִשְׁכָּן); יְהוּדָה א׳ Zechariah 12:7 (|| בית דוד); רְשָׁעִים א׳ h. of wicked Job 8:22, compare רֶשַׁע א׳ Psalm 84:11, יְשָׁרִים א׳ Proverbs 14:11; שֹׁחַד א׳ Job 15:34; צַדִּיקִים א׳ Psalm 118:15; אֱדוֺם א׳ = Edom itself, Psalm 83:7 compare קְדָר א׳ Psalm 120:5 כוּשָׁן א׳ Habakkuk 3:7.
3. the sacred tent used in worship of God; הָאֹהֶל the tent; מוֺעֵד א׳ tent of meeting of God with his people (tent of congregation or assembly Ges MV and others) According to E Moses so called the tent which he used to pitch without the camp, afar off, into which he used to enter, & where God spake with him face to face, Exodus 33:7-11 Numbers 12:5, 10; Deuteronomy 31:14, 15; J seems to have same conception of an מ׳ א׳ outside the camp, Numbers 11:24, 26; D has no allusion to such a tent; P mentions it + 131 times as מ׳ א׳; + 19 times as הָאֹהֶל (compare Ezekiel 41:1) & הָעֵדוּת א׳, tent of the testimony Numbers 9:15; Numbers 17:22; Numbers 17:23; Numbers 18:2 (as containing ark & tables of the testimony) compare 2 Chronicles 24:6; this tent sometimes confounded with the מִשְׁכָּן but distinguished in מ׳ מִשְׁכַּן א׳ Exodus 39:32; Exodus 40:2, 6, 29, compare 1 Chronicles 6:17; הַמִּשְׁכָּן וְהָאֹהֶל Numbers 3:25; אֶת־הַמִּשְׁכָּן וְאֶת־אָהֳלוֺ Exodus 35:11; tent was of three layers of skins, goatskins, ramskins, & tachash skins, each layer of eleven pieces stretched in form of a tent, covering & protecting the מִשְׁכָּן, which was in form of parallelopip. (Exodus 26). An אֹהֶל מוֺעֵד was at Shilo 1 Samuel 2:22 (omitted Greek Version of the LXX; see Dr) compare Psalm 78:60, called יוֺסֵף א׳ Psalm 78:67. The Mosaic מ׳ א׳ was later at Gibeon 2 Chronicles 1:3, 6, 13; courses of ministry arranged for service at מ׳ א׳ 1 Chronicles 6:17; 1 Chronicles 23:32 compare 1 Chronicles 9:19 (הָא׳), 1 Chronicles 9:21; 1 Chronicles 9:23 (בֵּית הָא׳); David erected an אֹהֶל for ark on Mt. Zion 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 15:1; 1 Chronicles 16:1; 2 Chronicles 1:4; Joab fled for refuge to יהוה א׳ 1 Kings 2:28-30; sacred oil brought from הָא׳ 1 Kings 1:39; the מוֺעֵד א׳ was taken up into temple 1 Kings 8:4 2 Chronicles 5:5; י׳ had not previously dwelt in a בַּיִת, but had gone מֵאֹהֶל אֶל־אֹהֶל from tent to tent, from one to another, 1 Chronicles 17:5, compare 2 Samuel 7:6; יהוה א׳ (|| בַּיִת & הַר קֹדֶשׁ) is refuge & dwelling-place of righteous, Psalm 15:1; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 27:6; Psalm 61:5 (compare Psalm 90:1).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:20; 4:20; 9:21; 13:3; 13:5; 18:6; 25:27


26; 28:43; 33:7; 33:8; 33:9; 33:10; 33:11; 35:11; 39:32; 40:2; 40:6; 40:29


3:25; 9:15; 11:24; 11:26; 12:5; 12:10; 16:26; 18:2; 24:5


31:14; 31:15




8:11; 19:9

1 Samuel

2:22; 17:54; 17:54

2 Samuel

6:17; 7:6; 16:22; 20:1

1 Kings

1:39; 2:28; 2:29; 2:30; 8:4; 8:66; 12:16

1 Chronicles

6:17; 6:17; 9:19; 9:21; 9:23; 15:1; 16:1; 17:5; 23:32

2 Chronicles

1:3; 1:4; 1:6; 1:13; 5:5; 10:16; 14:14; 24:6


8:22; 15:34; 29:4


15:1; 19:5; 27:5; 27:6; 61:5; 61:5; 78:60; 78:67; 83:7; 84:11; 90:1; 91:10; 118:15; 120:5; 132:3



Song of Songs





4:20; 6:3; 30:18; 37:10; 49:29















Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H168 matches the Hebrew אֹהֶל ('ōhel),
which occurs 348 times in 314 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 4:20–Exo 35:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:20 - And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, H168 and of such as have cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:21 - And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:27 - God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents H168 of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, H168 having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent H168 had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:5 - And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:1 - And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent H168 door in the heat of the day;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent H168 door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - And Abraham hastened into the tent H168 unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:9 - And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:10 - And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent H168 door, which was behind him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, H168 and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 - And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent H168 there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 - Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent H168 in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 - And Laban went into Jacob's tent, H168 and into Leah's tent, H168 and into the two maidservants' tents; H168 but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, H168 and entered into Rachel's tent. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, H168 but found them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, H168 at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:21 - And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent H168 beyond the tower of Edar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:7 - And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering H168 upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:9 - And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:11 - And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent H168 together, that it may be one.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:12 - And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, H168 the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:13 - And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, H168 it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:14 - And thou shalt make a covering for the tent H168 of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:36 - And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, H168 of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - In the tabernacle H168 of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:4 - And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:10 - And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle H168 of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:11 - And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:30 - And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle H168 of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:32 - And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:42 - This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:44 - And I will sanctify the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:16 - And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:18 - Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle H168 of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:20 - When they go into the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:26 - And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle H168 of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:36 - And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:7 - The tabernacle H168 of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle, H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:7 - And Moses took the tabernacle, H168 and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle H168 of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, which was without the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:8 - And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, H168 that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent H168 door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:9 - And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, H168 the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, H168 and the LORD talked with Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:10 - And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle H168 door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent H168 door.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. H168
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:11 - The tabernacle, his tent, H168 and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:21 - And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

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