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Lexicon :: Strong's H8577 - tannîn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensive from the same as תַּן (H8565)
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TWOT Reference: 2528b

Strong’s Definitions

תַּנִּין tannîyn, tan-neen'; or תַּנִּים tannîym; (Ezekiel 29:3), intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal:—dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H8577 in the following manner: dragon (21x), serpent (3x), whale (3x), sea monster (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H8577 in the following manner: dragon (21x), serpent (3x), whale (3x), sea monster (1x).
  1. dragon, serpent, sea monster

    1. dragon or dinosaur

    2. sea or river monster

    3. serpent, venomous snake

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תַּנִּין tannîyn, tan-neen'; or תַּנִּים tannîym; (Ezekiel 29:3), intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal:—dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.
STRONGS H8577: Abbreviations
תַּנִּין (erroneous תַּנִּים) noun masculineEzekiel 29:3 serpent, dragon, sea-monster (Late Hebrew id. (rare); Arabic bdb107207, loan-word from Aramaic תַּנִּינָא, bdb107208 Frä123; Ethiopic bdb107209); — absolute ת׳ Exodus 7:9 +, יִ֯ם Ezekiel 29:3; Ezekiel 32:2 (by confusion with plural of [תַּן]); plural תַּנִּינַם Genesis 1:21, etc.; —
1. serpent, Deuteronomy 32:33 (venomous), Psalm 91:13 (|| פֶּתֶן), Exodus 7:9, 10, 12 (P).
2. dragon, as devourer (simile) Jeremiah 51:34; עֵין הַתּ׳ Nehemiah 2:13, near Jerusalem.
3. sea- (or river-) monster, Genesis 1:21 (P); figurative Job 7:12; Psalm 74:13 (i.e. Egyptains), Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 51:9 (|| רַהַב, mythological personification of chaos); in summons to praise י׳ Psalm 148:7 (|| תְּהֹמוֺת). — See CheEncy. Bib. DRAGON GunkSeh-pfung 69 ff. BartonJAOS xv. 1 (1891). 23 f.; personified of water-spout RSSemitic i. 161; 2nd ed. 176; compare Greek fish-name θύννος LewyFremdw. 15.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:21; 1:21


7:9; 7:9; 7:10; 7:12








74:13; 91:13; 148:7


27:1; 51:9




29:3; 29:3; 32:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8577 matches the Hebrew תַּנִּין (tannîn),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - And God created the great sea H8577 monsters H8577 and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘[fn]Work a miraculous wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a [fn]serpent H8577.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as Yahweh had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his [fn]servants, and it became a [fn]serpent H8577.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - And each one threw down his staff, and they became [fn]serpents H8577. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:33 -

“Their wine is the venom of [fn]serpents H8577,

And the [fn]deadly poison of cobras.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Spring and on to the [fn]Dung Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:12 -

“Am I the sea or the sea H8577 monster H8577,

That You set a guard over me?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:29 -

“I have become a brother to jackals

And a companion of ostriches.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:19 -

Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals

And covered us with the shadow of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:13 -

You divided the sea by Your strength;

You broke the heads of the sea H8577 monsters H8577 [fn]in the waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 -

You will tread upon the fierce lion and cobra,

The young lion and the [fn]serpent H8577 you will trample down.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:7 -

Praise Yahweh from the earth,

Sea H8577 monsters H8577 and all deeps;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 -

[fn]And hyenas will howl in their fortified towers

And jackals in their luxurious palaces.

Her fateful time also [fn]will soon come

And her days will not be prolonged.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 -

In that day Yahweh will [fn]punish [fn]Leviathan the fleeing serpent,

With His fierce and great and [fn]mighty sword,

Even [fn]Leviathan the twisted serpent;

And He will kill the dragon H8577 who lives in the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 -

And thorns will come up in its fortified towers,

Weeds and thistles in its fortified cities;

It will also be a haunt of jackals

And an abode of ostriches.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:7 -

Then the [fn]scorched land will become a pool

And the thirsty ground springs of water;

In the haunt of jackals, its resting place,

Grass becomes reeds and rushes.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 -

“The beasts of the field will glorify Me,

The jackals and the ostriches,

Because I have given waters in the wilderness

And rivers in the wasteland,

To give drink to My chosen people.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:9 -

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Yahweh;

Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago.

Was it not You who chopped Rahab in pieces,

Who pierced the dragon H8577?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 -

“I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins,

A haunt of jackals;

And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:22 -

The sound of a report! Behold, it comes

A great quaking out of the land of the north

To make the cities of Judah

A desolation, a haunt of jackals.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:6 -

“The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;

They pant for air like jackals;

Their eyes fail

For there is no vegetation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:33 -

“Hazor will become a haunt of jackals,

A desolation forever;

No one will inhabit there,

Nor will a son of man sojourn in it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:34 -

“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and brought me into confusion;

He has set me down like an empty vessel;

He has swallowed me like a sea monster H8577;

He has filled his stomach with my delicacies;

He has rinsed me away.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 -

“Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals,

An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 - “Speak and say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,

The great [fn]monster H8577 that lies in the midst of his canals of the Nile,

That has said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 -

Because of this I must lament and wail;

I must go barefoot and naked;

I must make a lament like the jackals

And a mourning like the ostriches.

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