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Lexicon :: Strong's H8462 - tᵊḥillâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From חָלַל (H2490) in the sense of opening
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TWOT Reference: 661d

Strong’s Definitions

תְּחִלָּה tᵉchillâh, tekh-il-law'; from H2490 in the sense of opening; a commencement; relatively original (adverb, -ly):—begin(-ning), first (time).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H8462 in the following manner: beginning (14x), first (5x), first time (2x), begin (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H8462 in the following manner: beginning (14x), first (5x), first time (2x), begin (1x).
  1. beginning, first

    1. the first time

    2. from the beginning, in the beginning (with prep)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תְּחִלָּה tᵉchillâh, tekh-il-law'; from H2490 in the sense of opening; a commencement; relatively original (adverb, -ly):—begin(-ning), first (time).
STRONGS H8462: Abbreviations
תְּחִלָּה noun feminine beginning, הַתְּחִלָּה Nehemiah 11:17 (read הַתְּחִלָּה Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate SS Öttli), בַּתְּחִלָּה Genesis 13:3 + 10 times; construct תְּחִלַּת Hosea 1:2; Proverbs 9:10; Ecclesiastes 10:13, בִּתְחִלַּת 2 Kings 17:25 + 4 times, תְ֯חִלַּת. 2 Samuel 21:9, מִתְּחִלַּת 2 Samuel 21:10: — construct with nouns חָכְמָה תּ׳ Proverbs 9:10 the beginning, first principle of wisdom דִּבְרֵי תּ׳ Ecclesiastes 10:13 the first word, followed by rel. clause דִּבֶּר י׳ תּ׳ at the beginning of, Yahweh spake (= when Yahweh first spake) Hosea 1:2; preceded by preposition מִן 2 Samuel 21:10, elsewhere by בְּ in the beginning, of the harvest Ruth 1:22; 2 Samuel 21:9 (Qr), of the kingdom Ezra 4:6, of their dwelling there 2 Kings 17:25, of supplications Daniel 9:23, of the shooting up of vegetation Amos 7:1, כְּבַתְּ׳ as in the beginning Isaiah 1:26; בַּתְּ׳ at first, first in order Judges 1:1; Judges 20:18 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 17:9; at the first, first (or former) time, i.e. first in a series of occurrences, Genesis 13:3 (J), Genesis 41:21 (E), Genesis 43:18, 20 (J), Daniel 8:1; Daniel 9:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:3; 13:3; 41:21; 43:18; 43:20


1:1; 20:18



2 Samuel

17:9; 21:9; 21:9; 21:10; 21:10

2 Kings

17:25; 17:25






9:10; 9:10


10:13; 10:13




8:1; 9:21; 9:23


1:2; 1:2




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8462 matches the Hebrew תְּחִלָּה (tᵊḥillâ),
which occurs 23 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, H8462 between Bethel and Hai;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:21 - And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. H8462 So I awoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time H8462 are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time H8462 to buy food:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 - Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, H8462 to fight against them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:18 - And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said, Which of us shall go up first H8462 to the battle against the children of Benjamin? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up first. H8462
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:22 - So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning H8462 of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or in some other place: and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown at the first, H8462 that whosoever heareth it will say, There is a slaughter among the people that follow Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:9 - And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning H8462 of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning H8462 of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:25 - And so it was at the beginning H8462 of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:6 - And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning H8462 of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:17 - And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin H8462 the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning H8462 of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:13 - The beginning H8462 of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:26 - And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: H8462 afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:1 - In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. H8462
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:21 - Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, H8462 being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:23 - At the beginning H8462 of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - The beginning H8462 of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:1 - Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning H8462 of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
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