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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 creatures H8577 and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘[fn]Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, so that it may turn into a serpent H8577.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and so they did, just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his servants, and it turned into a serpent H8577.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - For each one threw down his staff, and they turned into serpents H8577. But Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:33 - “Their wine is the venom of [fn]serpents H8577,
And the [fn]deadly poison of vipers.
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 Dung Gate, and I was inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which had been 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 [fn]deep darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:13 - [fn]You divided the sea by Your strength;
[fn]You broke the heads of the sea H8577 monsters H8577 [fn]in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - You will walk upon the lion and cobra,
You will trample the young lion and the [fn]serpent H8577.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:7 - Praise the LORD from the earth,
Sea H8577 monsters H8577, and all the ocean depths;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - [fn]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 - On that day the LORD will punish [fn]Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
With His fierce and great and 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 - Thorns will come up in its fortified towers,
Weeds and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of jackals
And a habitat of ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:7 - 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 animals of the field will glorify Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I have given waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:9 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD;
Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut [fn]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 is coming
A great roar from 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
Because there is no vegetation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:33 - “Hazor will become a haunt of jackals,
A desolation forever;
No one will live there,
Nor will [fn]anyone of mankind reside in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:34 - “Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me,
He has set me down like an empty vessel;
He has swallowed me like a monster H8577,
He has filled his stomach with my delicacies;
He has washed 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, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
The great [fn]monster H8577 that lies in the midst of his [fn]canals,
That has said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 - Because of this I must mourn and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must do mourning like the jackals,
And a mourning like the ostriches.
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