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Lexicon :: Strong's H8384 - tᵊ'ēnâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps of foreign derivation
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TWOT Reference: 2490

Strong’s Definitions

תְּאֵן tᵉʼên, teh-ane'; or (in the singular, feminine) תְּאֵנָה tᵉʼênâh; perhaps of foreign derivation the fig (tree or fruit):—fig (tree).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H8384 in the following manner: fig tree (23x), fig (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H8384 in the following manner: fig tree (23x), fig (16x).
  1. fig, fig tree

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תְּאֵן tᵉʼên, teh-ane'; or (in the singular, feminine) תְּאֵנָה tᵉʼênâh; perhaps of foreign derivation the fig (tree or fruit):—fig (tree).
STRONGS H8384: Abbreviations
תְּאֵנָה noun feminine fig-tree, (then) fig (√ dubious; Arabic bdb106101, Aramaic תֵּינְתָא, bdb106102; perhaps Punic תין (see Lzb385; i.e. תְּיֵן Eut, see DHMVOJ i. 26), Assyrian tittu, a tree; LagM i. 58 ff. combines ת׳ (precariously) with √ (III) אנה meet opportunely, with reference to fructifying of fig by another tree, compare HomAufsätze u.Abh. i. (1892), 100); — absolute ת׳ Judges 9:10 +; suffix תְּאֵנָתוֺ 1 Kings 5:5 +, etc.; plural תְּאֵנִים Numbers 13:23 +; construct תְּאֵנֵי Jeremiah 24:2; suffix תְּאֵנֵיכֶם Amos 4:9; —
1. fig-tree (ficus carica PostFlora. 730; Hast. DB, under the word TrNHB.350 M'Lean-Th-DyerEncy. Bib., under the word; compare Löw§ 335; often + גֶּפֶן): Judges 9:10, 11 (in allegory), Amos 4:9; Hosea 9:10; Nahum 3:12; 1 Kings 5:5; 2 Kings 18:31 = Isaiah 36:16; Micah 4:4; Isaiah 34:4; Proverbs 27:18; עֲלֵה ת׳ Genesis 3:7 (J) fig-leaves, חָֽנְטָה פַגֶּיהָ הַתּ׳ Songs 2:13; collective Numbers 20:5 (JE), Hosea 2:14; Jeremiah 5:17; Jeremiah 8:13; Deuteronomy 8:8; Habakkuk 3:17; Haggai 2:19; Zechariah 3:10; Joel 1:7, 12; Joel 2:22; Psalm 105:33.
2. fig, always plural: Numbers 13:23 (JE), Jeremiah 24:1, 2(twice in verse); Jeremiah 24:3 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 24:5, 8; Jeremiah 29:17 (all symbolic of Judaeans), Jeremiah 8:13 (בַּתְּאֵנָה אֵין תּ׳), Nehemiah 8:13; as medicament, דְּבֶלֶת ת׳ 2 Kings 20:7 = Isaiah 38:21; תְּאֵנֵי הַבַּכֻּרוֺת Jeremiah 24:2 the figs of early ripeness (compare Du).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




13:23; 13:23; 20:5




9:10; 9:10; 9:11

1 Kings

5:5; 5:5

2 Kings

18:31; 20:7







Song of Songs



34:4; 36:16; 38:21


5:17; 8:13; 8:13; 24:1; 24:2; 24:2; 24:2; 24:3; 24:5; 24:8; 29:17


2:14; 9:10


1:7; 1:12; 2:22


4:9; 4:9












Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8384 matches the Hebrew תְּאֵנָה (tᵊ'ēnâ),
which occurs 39 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig H8384 leaves together and made themselves waist coverings.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:23 -

Then they came to the [fn]Valley of [fn]Eshcol, and from there they cut off a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs H8384.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:5 - “Why did you make us come up from Egypt, to bring us into this wretched place? It is not a place of [fn]grain or figs H8384 or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:8 - a land of wheat and barley, of vines, fig H8384 trees H8384, and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:10 - “Then the trees said to the fig H8384 tree H8384, ‘You, come, reign over us!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:11 - “But the fig H8384 tree H8384 said to them, ‘Shall I give up my sweetness and my good [fn]fruit, and go to wave over the trees?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:25 - So Judah and Israel lived securely, everyone under his vine and his fig H8384 tree H8384, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:31 - ‘Do not listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: “Make [fn]your peace with me and come out to me, and eat, each one, from his vine and each from his fig H8384 tree H8384, and drink, each one, the waters of his own cistern,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:7 - Then Isaiah said, “Take a cake of figs H8384.” And they took it and placed it on the inflamed spot, and he recovered.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:15 -

In those days I saw in Judah people who were treading wine presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs H8384, and every kind of load, and they were bringing them into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I admonished them on the day they sold food.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:33 -

He also struck their vines and their fig H8384 trees H8384,

And smashed the trees of their territory.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 -

One who tends the fig H8384 tree H8384 will eat its fruit,

And one who cares for his master will be honored.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:13 -

‘The fig H8384 tree H8384 has ripened its fruit,

And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.

Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,

And come along!’”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:4 -

And all the heavenly [fn]lights will [fn]wear away,

And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll;

All its [fn]lights will also wither away

As a leaf withers from the vine,

Or as one withers from the fig H8384 tree H8384.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:16 - ‘Do not listen to Hezekiah,’ for this is what the king of Assyria says: ‘[fn]Surrender to me and come out to me, and eat, each one, of his vine and each of his fig H8384 tree H8384, and each drink of the waters of his own cistern,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:21 -

Now Isaiah had said, “Have them take a cake of figs H8384 and apply it to the boil, so that he may recover.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:17 -

“They will devour your harvest and your food;

They will devour your sons and your daughters;

They will devour your flocks and your herds;

They will devour your vines and your fig H8384 trees H8384;

They will demolish your fortified cities, in which you trust, with the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:13 -

“I will certainly snatch them away,” declares the LORD.

“There will be no grapes on the vine

And no figs H8384 on the fig H8384 tree H8384,

And the leaf will wither;

And what I have given them will pass away.”’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:1 -

After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken into exile Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the officials of Judah with the craftsmen and metalworkers from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon, the LORD showed me: behold, two baskets of figs H8384 placed before the temple of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:2 - One basket had very good figs H8384, like first-ripe figs H8384, and the other basket had very bad figs H8384 which could not be eaten due to rottenness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:3 - Then the LORD said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “Figs H8384: the good figs H8384 are very good, and the bad ones, very bad, which cannot be eaten due to rottenness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:5 - “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘Like these good figs H8384, so I will regard as good the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:8 -

‘But like the bad figs H8384 which cannot be eaten due to rottenness,’ indeed, this is what the LORD says, ‘so will I give up Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem who remain in this land, and the ones who live in the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:17 - this is what the LORD of armies says: ‘Behold, I am sending upon them the sword, famine, and plague; and I will make them like rotten figs H8384 that cannot be eaten due to rottenness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:12 -

“And I will destroy her vines and fig H8384 trees H8384,

Of which she said, ‘They are my wages for prostitution

Which my lovers have given me.’

And I will turn them into a forest,

And the animals of the field will devour them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:10 -

I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness;

I saw your forefathers as the earliest fruit on the fig H8384 tree H8384 in its first season.

But they came to Baal-peor and devoted themselves to [fn]shame,

And they became as detestable as that which they loved.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:7 -

It has made my vine a waste

And my fig H8384 tree H8384 a stump.

It has stripped them bare and hurled them away;

Their branches have become white.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:12 -

The vine has dried up

And the fig H8384 tree H8384 has withered;

The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree,

All the trees of the field have dried up.

Indeed, joy has dried up

From the sons of mankind.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:22 -

Do not fear, animals of the field,

For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green,

For the tree has produced its fruit,

The fig H8384 tree H8384 and the vine have yielded [fn]in full.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:9 -

“I struck you with scorching wind and mildew;

The caterpillar was devouring

Your many gardens and vineyards, fig H8384 trees H8384 and olive trees;

Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:4 -

Instead, each of them will sit under his vine

And under his fig H8384 tree H8384,

With no one to make them afraid,

Because the mouth of the LORD of armies has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 -

All your fortifications are fig H8384 trees H8384 with [fn]ripe fruit

When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:17 -

Even if the fig H8384 tree H8384 does not blossom,

And there is no [fn]fruit on the vines,

If the yield of the olive fails,

And the fields produce no food,

Even if the flock disappears from the fold,

And there are no cattle in the stalls,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:19 - ‘Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig H8384 tree H8384, the pomegranate, and the olive tree, it has not produced fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:10 - ‘On that day,’ declares the LORD of armies, ‘every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig H8384 tree H8384.’”
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