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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 - 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 miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’” H8577
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his servants, and it became 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 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 Well and on to the [fn]Refuse 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 - [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 tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the [fn]serpent H8577 you will trample down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:7 - Praise the LORD from the earth,
Sea H8577 monsters H8577 and all deeps;
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 - In 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,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of jackals
And an abode 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 beasts 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 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 commotion 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 live there,
Nor will a son of man reside in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:34 - “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and 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, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
The great [fn]monster H8577 that lies in the midst of his [fn]rivers,
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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