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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
Dictionary Aids

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 [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning H8462, between Bethel and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:21 - “Yet when they had [fn]devoured them, it could not be [fn]detected that they had [fn]devoured them, [fn]for they were just as ugly as [fn]before H8462. Then I awoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first H8462 time H8462 that we are being brought in, so that he may [fn]attack us and [fn]overpower us, and take us as slaves with our donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first H8462 time H8462 to buy food,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 - Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the LORD, saying, “Who shall go up first H8462 for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:18 - Now the sons of Israel set out, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God and said, “Who shall go up first H8462 for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?” Then the LORD said, “Judah shall go up first H8462.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:22 - So Naomi returned, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, who returned from the land of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning H8462 of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - “Behold, he has now hidden himself in one of the ravines, or in another place; and it will be that when he falls on them at the first H8462 attack, whoever hears it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom!’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:9 - Then he handed them over to the Gibeonites, and they [fn]hanged them on the mountain before the LORD, so that the seven of them fell together; and they were put to death in the first days of harvest at the beginning H8462 of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock, from the beginning H8462 of harvest until [fn]it rained on them from the sky; and she [fn]allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the wild animals by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:25 - And at the beginning H8462 of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them that were killing some of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:6 - Now in the reign of [fn]Ahasuerus, in the beginning H8462 of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:17 - and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of [fn]Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the [fn]leader in beginning H8462 the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his kinsmen; and [fn]Abda the son of [fn]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 One is understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:13 - the beginning H8462 of [fn]his talking is foolishness, and the end of [fn]it is evil insanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:26 - “Then I will restore your judges as at first,
And your counselors as at the beginning H8462;
After that you will be called the city of righteousness,
A faithful city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:1 - In the third year of the reign of Belshazzar the king, a vision appeared to me, [fn]Daniel, subsequent to the one which appeared to me [fn]previously H8462.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:21 - while I was still speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision [fn]previously H8462, [fn]came to me [fn]in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:23 - “At the beginning H8462 of your pleas the [fn]command was issued, and I have come to tell you, because you are [fn]highly esteemed; so pay attention to the message and gain understanding of the vision.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - When the LORD first H8462 spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife [fn]inclined to infidelity, and children of infidelity; for the land commits flagrant infidelity, [fn]abandoning the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:1 - This is what the Lord [fn]GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a swarm of locusts [fn]when the spring crop began H8462 to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s mowing.
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