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Lexicon :: Strong's H8403 - taḇnîṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 255d

Strong’s Definitions

תַּבְנִית tabnîyth, tab-neeth'; from H1129; structure; by implication, a model, resemblance:—figure, form, likeness, pattern, similitude.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H8403 in the following manner: pattern (9x), likeness (5x), form (3x), similitude (2x), figure (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H8403 in the following manner: pattern (9x), likeness (5x), form (3x), similitude (2x), figure (1x).
  1. pattern, plan, form, construction, figure

    1. construction, structure

      1. meaning dubious

    2. pattern

    3. figure, image (of idols)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תַּבְנִית tabnîyth, tab-neeth'; from H1129; structure; by implication, a model, resemblance:—figure, form, likeness, pattern, similitude.
STRONGS H8403: Abbreviations
תַּבְנִית noun feminine construction, pattern, figure ֯ תּ׳ absolute 1 Chronicles 28:19; construct Exodus 25:9 (twice in verse) + 14 times + Ezekiel 8:10 (strike out Co); תַּבְנִיתוֺ 2 Kings 16:10, תַבְנִיתָם Exodus 25:40
1. apparently originally construction, structure, yet only P & late: תַּבְנִית מִזְבַּה י׳ Joshua 22:28; compare Psalm 144:12 in simile הֵיכָל בְּנוֺתֵינוּ כְזָוִיּוֺת מְחֻטָּבִים תּ׳ carved according to the construction of a palace, palace-fashion.
2. pattern, according to which anything is to be constructed (P & late), of tabernacle Exodus 25:9, utensils of tabernacle Exodus 25:9; Exodus 25:40; an altar 2 Kings 16:10 תַּבְנִיתוֺ לְכָלֿ מַעֲשֵׂהוּ (distinguished from דְּמוּת); temple 1 Chronicles 28:11 compare 1 Chronicles 28:12 chariot, i.e. cherubim 1 Chronicles 28:18; מַלְאֲכוֺת הַתּ׳ 1 Chronicles 28:19 i.e. objects of which the pattern is given.
3. figure, image, Hexateuch only D, of idols in form of animals Deuteronomy 4:16, 17 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 4:18 (twice in verse); elsewhere late Isaiah 44:13; Ezekiel 8:10 (strike out B Co) Psalm 106:20; compare יָד תּ׳ Ezekiel 8:3; Ezekiel 10:8 i.e. something like a hand.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:9; 25:9; 25:9; 25:40; 25:40


4:16; 4:17; 4:18



2 Kings

16:10; 16:10

1 Chronicles

28:11; 28:12; 28:18; 28:19; 28:19


106:20; 144:12




8:3; 8:10; 8:10; 10:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8403 matches the Hebrew תַּבְנִית (taḇnîṯ),
which occurs 20 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:9 - According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern H8403 of the tabernacle, and the pattern H8403 of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:40 - And look that thou make them after their pattern, H8403 which was shewed thee in the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:16 - Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness H8403 of male or female,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:17 - The likeness H8403 of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness H8403 of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:18 - The likeness H8403 of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness H8403 of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:28 - Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again, Behold the pattern H8403 of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:10 - And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern H8403 of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:11 - Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern H8403 of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - And the pattern H8403 of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:18 - And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern H8403 of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:19 - All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern. H8403
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - Thus they changed their glory into the similitude H8403 of an ox that eateth grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude H8403 of a palace:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:13 - The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure H8403 of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:3 - And he put forth the form H8403 of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:10 - So I went in and saw; and behold every form H8403 of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:8 - And there appeared in the cherubims the form H8403 of a man's hand under their wings.
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