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Lexicon :: Strong's H168 - 'ōhel

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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 [fn]gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents H168 and have livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:21 - And he drank of the wine and became drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:27 -

“May God enlarge Japheth,

And let him dwell in the tents H168 of Shem;

And let Canaan be [fn]his servant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent H168 with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to Yahweh and called upon the name of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent H168 had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:5 -

Now Lot, who was going with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents H168.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:1 -

Then Yahweh appeared to him by the [fn]oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent H168 door in the heat of the day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing nearby; he saw, and he ran from the tent H168 door to meet them, and he bowed himself to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - So Abraham hurried into the tent H168 to Sarah and said, “[fn]Hurry, prepare [fn]three seahs of fine flour, knead it, and make bread cakes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:9 -

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent H168.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:10 - And He said, “I will surely return to you [fn]at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent H168 door which was behind him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent H168, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. Thus, Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 -

And the boys grew up; Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a [fn]peaceful man, [fn]living in tents H168.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 -

So he built an altar there and called upon the name of Yahweh and pitched his tent H168 there; and there Isaac’s servants dug out a well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 -

So Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent H168 in the hill country, and Laban with his [fn]relatives camped in the hill country of Gilead.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 -

So Laban went into Jacob’s tent H168 and into Leah’s tent H168 and into the tent H168 of the two maidservants, but he did not find them. Then he went out of Leah’s tent H168 and entered Rachel’s tent H168.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the [fn]household idols and put them in the camel’s saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt through all the tent H168 but did not find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - Then he bought a portion of a field where he had pitched his tent H168 from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred [fn]qesitah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:21 - Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent H168 beyond the [fn]tower of [fn]Eder.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is [fn]what Yahweh has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man [fn]as much as he should eat; you shall take an [fn]omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent H168.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:7 -

“Then you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent H168 over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:9 - “And you shall [fn]join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain [fn]at the front of the tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:11 -

“You shall make fifty clasps of [fn]bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and [fn]join the tent H168 together so that it will be one unit.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:12 - “The [fn]overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent H168, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:13 - “The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent H168, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other to cover it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:14 - “You shall make a covering for the tent H168 of rams’ skins [fn]dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:36 -

“You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent H168 of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a [fn]weaver.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - “In the tent H168 of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout their generations [fn]for the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - “They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they come into the tent H168 of meeting or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur [fn]guilt and die. It shall be a perpetual statute to him and to his seed after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:4 - “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons near to the doorway of the tent H168 of meeting and wash them with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:10 -

“Then you shall bring the bull near before the tent H168 of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:11 - “You shall slaughter the bull before Yahweh at the doorway of the tent H168 of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:30 - “For seven days the one of his sons who is priest in his stead shall put them on when he comes into the tent H168 of meeting to minister in the holy place.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:32 - “Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, at the doorway of the tent H168 of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:42 - “It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent H168 of meeting before Yahweh, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:44 - “I will set the tent H168 of meeting and the altar apart as holy; I will also set Aaron and his sons apart as holy to minister as priests to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:16 - “And you shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent H168 of meeting, that it may be a remembrance for the sons of Israel before Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:18 - “You shall also make a laver of [fn]bronze, with its stand of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent H168 of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:20 - when they come into the tent H168 of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:26 - “And with it you shall anoint the tent H168 of meeting and the ark of the testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:36 - “You shall beat some of it very fine, and you shall put part of it before the testimony in the tent H168 of meeting where I will meet with you; it shall be most holy to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:7 - the tent H168 of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the [fn]mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent H168,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:7 -

Now Moses used to take the tent H168 and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent H168 of meeting. And everyone who sought Yahweh would go out to the tent H168 of meeting which was outside the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:8 - And it happened whenever Moses went out to the tent H168, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent H168, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:9 - And it happened whenever Moses entered the tent H168, that the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent H168; and [fn]Yahweh would speak with Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:10 - And all the people would see the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent H168. And all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - Thus Yahweh used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Then [fn]Moses would return to the camp, and his attendant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent H168.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:11 - the [fn]tabernacle, its tent H168 and its covering, its clasps and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its bases;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:21 - And everyone whose heart [fn]stirred him and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the [fn]contribution to Yahweh for the work of the tent H168 of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.

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