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Lexicon :: Strong's H8559 - tāmār

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Part of Speech
proper feminine noun, proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as תָּמָר (H8558)
Strong’s Definitions

תָּמָר Tâmâr, taw-mawr'; the same as H8558; Tamar, the name of three women and a place:—Tamar.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H8559 in the following manner: Tamar (24x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H8559 in the following manner: Tamar (24x).
  1. Tamar = "palm-tree"

    proper feminine noun
    1. widow of Er, the son of Judah; fiancee of Shelah, another son of Judah; wife of Judah and mother of Pharez and Zerah

    2. daughter of David by Maacah, sister of Absalom, and rape victim of Amnon her half brother, another son of David

    3. daughter of Absalom

      proper locative noun
    4. a place on the southern border of Gad

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תָּמָר Tâmâr, taw-mawr'; the same as H8558; Tamar, the name of three women and a place:—Tamar.
STRONGS H8559: Abbreviations
II. תָּמָר 25 proper name
1. feminine.
† a. daughter-in-law of Judah Genesis 38:6, 11 (twice in verse); Genesis 38:13, 24; 1 Chronicles 2:4; Ruth 4:12.
b. daughter of David, sister of Absalom 2 Samuel 13:1, 2 + 11 times 13, 2 Chronicles 3:9.
† c. daughter of Absalom 2 Samuel 14:27.
† 2. location Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28; 1 Kings 9:18 Kt (> Qr תַּדְמֹר which see), so read also || 2 Chronicles 8:4 (for MT תַּדְמֹר); site not certain, compare BuhlG 184.בַּעַל תָּמָר see בַּעַל.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:6; 38:11; 38:13; 38:24



2 Samuel

13:1; 13:2; 14:27

1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:9; 8:4


47:19; 48:28


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8559 matches the Hebrew תָּמָר (tāmār),
which occurs 25 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:6 - Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. H8559
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, H8559 “Remain a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought,I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers.” So Tamar H8559 went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:13 - It was told to Tamar, H8559[fn]Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed,[fn]Your daughter-in-law Tamar H8559 has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - “Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar H8559 bore to Judah, through the [fn]offspring which the LORD will give you by this young woman.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:1 - Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, H8559 and Amnon the son of David loved her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:2 - Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar H8559 that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed [fn]hard to Amnon to do anything to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:4 - He said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Then Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, H8559 the sister of my brother Absalom.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:5 - Jonadab then said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill; when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar H8559 come and give me some food to eat, and let her prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat from her hand.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:6 - So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar H8559 come and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:7 - Then David sent to the house for Tamar, H8559 saying, “Go now to your brother Amnon’s house, and prepare food for him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:8 - So Tamar H8559 went to her brother Amnon’s house, and he was lying down. And she took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:10 - Then Amnon said to Tamar, H8559 “Bring the food into the [fn]bedroom, that I may eat from your hand.” So Tamar H8559 took the cakes which she had made and brought them into the bedroom to her brother Amnon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:19 - Tamar H8559 put [fn]ashes on her head and tore her [fn]long-sleeved garment which was on her; and she put her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:20 - Then Absalom her brother said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart.” So Tamar H8559 remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:22 - But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar. H8559
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:32 - Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, [fn]responded, “Do not let my lord [fn]suppose they have put to death all the young men, the king’s sons, for Amnon alone is dead; because by the [fn]intent of Absalom this has been determined since the day that he violated his sister Tamar. H8559
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:27 - To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; H8559 she was a woman of beautiful appearance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:18 - and Baalath and Tamar H8559 in the wilderness, in the land of Judah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - Tamar H8559 his daughter-in-law bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:9 - All these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar H8559 was their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:19 - “The south side toward the south shall extend from Tamar H8559 as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt and to the Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 48:28 - “And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from Tamar H8559 to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the Great Sea.
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