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Lexicon :: Strong's H8403 - taḇnîṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

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.
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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 am going to show you as the pattern H8403 of the tabernacle and the pattern H8403 of all its furniture, so you shall construct it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:40 - “See that you make them by the pattern H8403 for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:16 - so that you do not act corruptly and make a carved image for yourselves in the form of any figure, a representation H8403 of male or female,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:17 - a representation H8403 of any animal that is on the earth, a representation H8403 of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:18 - a representation H8403 of anything that crawls on the ground, or a representation H8403 of any fish that is in the water below the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:28 - “Therefore we said, ‘It shall also come about if they say this to us or to our generations in time to come, then we shall say, “See the copy H8403 of the altar of the LORD which our fathers made, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; rather, it is a witness between us and you.”’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:10 - Now King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he saw the altar which was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the [fn]pattern of the altar and its model H8403, according to all its workmanship.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:11 - Then David gave to his son Solomon the plan H8403 of the porch of the temple, its buildings, its storehouses, its upper rooms, its inner rooms, and the room for the [fn]atoning cover;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - and the plan H8403 of all that he had in [fn]mind, for the courtyards of the house of the LORD, and for all the surrounding rooms, for the storehouses of the house of God and for the storehouses of the dedicated things;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:18 - and for the altar of incense, refined gold by weight; and gold for the model H8403 of the chariot, and the cherubim 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, all the [fn]details of this pattern H8403.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - So they exchanged their glory
For the image H8403 of an ox that eats grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - When our sons in their youth are like growing plants,
And our daughters like corner pillars [fn]fashioned for a palace,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:13 - The craftsman of wood extends a measuring line; he outlines it with a marker. He works it with carving knives and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form H8403 of a man, like the beauty of mankind, so that it may sit in a house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:3 - And He extended the form H8403 of a hand and took me by the hair of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the [fn]north gate of the inner courtyard, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:10 - So I entered and looked, and behold, every form H8403 of crawling things and animals and detestable things, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wall all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:8 - The cherubim appeared to have something H8403 like H8403 a human hand under their wings.
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