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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 - Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:21 - One day he drank some wine he had made, and he became drunk and lay naked inside his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:27 - May God expand the territory of Japheth!
May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem,[fn]
and may Canaan be his servant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - After that, Abram traveled south and set up camp in the hill country, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. There he built another altar and dedicated it to the LORD, and he worshiped the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - From the Negev, they continued traveling by stages toward Bethel, and they pitched their tents between Bethel and Ai, where they had camped before.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:5 - Lot, who was traveling with Abram, had also become very wealthy with flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and many tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:1 - The LORD appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - So Abraham ran back to the tent and said to Sarah, “Hurry! Get three large measures[fn] of your best flour, knead it into dough, and bake some bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:9 - “Where is Sarah, your wife?” the visitors asked.
“She’s inside the tent,” Abraham replied.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:10 - Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!”
Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - And Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah’s tent, and she became his wife. He loved her deeply, and she was a special comfort to him after the death of his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter. He was an outdoorsman, but Jacob had a quiet temperament, preferring to stay at home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 - Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the LORD. He set up his camp at that place, and his servants dug another well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 - Laban caught up with Jacob as he was camped in the hill country of Gilead, and he set up his camp not far from Jacob’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 - Laban went first into Jacob’s tent to search there, then into Leah’s, and then the tents of the two servant wives—but he found nothing. Finally, he went into Rachel’s tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - But Rachel had taken the household idols and hidden them in her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. When Laban had thoroughly searched her tent without finding them,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - Jacob bought the plot of land where he camped from the family of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for 100 pieces of silver.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:21 - Then Jacob[fn] traveled on and camped beyond Migdal-eder.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - These are the LORD’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts[fn] for each person in your tent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law. He bowed low and kissed him. They asked about each other’s welfare and then went into Moses’ tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:7 - “Make eleven curtains of goat-hair cloth to serve as a tent covering for the Tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:9 - Join five of these curtains together to make one long curtain, and join the other six into a second long curtain. Allow 3 feet of material from the second set of curtains to hang over the front[fn] of the sacred tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:11 - Then make fifty bronze clasps, and fasten the loops of the long curtains with the clasps. In this way, the tent covering will be made of one continuous piece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:12 - The remaining 3 feet[fn] of this tent covering will be left to hang over the back of the Tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:13 - Allow 18 inches[fn] of remaining material to hang down over each side, so the Tabernacle is completely covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:14 - Complete the tent covering with a protective layer of tanned ram skins and a layer of fine goatskin leather.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:36 - “Make another curtain for the entrance to the sacred tent. Make it of finely woven linen and embroider it with exquisite designs, using blue, purple, and scarlet thread.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - The lampstand will stand in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.[fn] Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the LORD’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - These must be worn whenever Aaron and his sons enter the Tabernacle[fn] or approach the altar in the Holy Place to perform their priestly duties. Then they will not incur guilt and die. This is a permanent law for Aaron and all his descendants after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:4 - “Present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tabernacle,[fn] and wash them with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:10 - “Bring the young bull to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where Aaron and his sons will lay their hands on its head.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:11 - Then slaughter the bull in the LORD’s presence at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:30 - The descendant who succeeds him as high priest will wear these clothes for seven days as he ministers in the Tabernacle and the Holy Place.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:32 - Then Aaron and his sons will eat this meat, along with the bread in the basket, at the Tabernacle entrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:42 - “These burnt offerings are to be made each day from generation to generation. Offer them in the LORD’s presence at the Tabernacle entrance; there I will meet with you and speak with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:44 - Yes, I will consecrate the Tabernacle and the altar, and I will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:16 - Receive this ransom money from the Israelites, and use it for the care of the Tabernacle.[fn] It will bring the Israelites to the LORD’s attention, and it will purify your lives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:18 - “Make a bronze washbasin with a bronze stand. Place it between the Tabernacle and the altar, and fill it with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:20 - They must wash with water whenever they go into the Tabernacle to appear before the LORD and when they approach the altar to burn up their special gifts to the LORD—or they will die!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:26 - Use this sacred oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:36 - Grind some of the mixture into a very fine powder and put it in front of the Ark of the Covenant,[fn] where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle. You must treat this incense as most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:7 - the Tabernacle;[fn]
the Ark of the Covenant;[fn]
the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement;
all the furnishings of the Tabernacle;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:7 - It was Moses’ practice to take the Tent of Meeting[fn] and set it up some distance from the camp. Everyone who wanted to make a request of the LORD would go to the Tent of Meeting outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:8 - Whenever Moses went out to the Tent of Meeting, all the people would get up and stand in the entrances of their own tents. They would all watch Moses until he disappeared inside.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:9 - As he went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and hover at its entrance while the LORD spoke with Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:10 - When the people saw the cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, they would stand and bow down in front of their own tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - Inside the Tent of Meeting, the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Afterward Moses would return to the camp, but the young man who assisted him, Joshua son of Nun, would remain behind in the Tent of Meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:11 - the Tabernacle and its sacred tent, its covering, clasps, frames, crossbars, posts, and bases;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:21 - All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the LORD. They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle,[fn] for the performance of its rituals, and for the sacred garments.

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