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Lexicon :: Strong's H8596 - tōp̄

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From תָּפַף (H8608) contracted
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2536a

Strong’s Definitions

תֹּף tôph, tofe; from H8608 contracted; a tambourine:—tabret, timbrel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H8596 in the following manner: timbrel (9x), tabret (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H8596 in the following manner: timbrel (9x), tabret (8x).
  1. timbrel, tambourine

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תֹּף tôph, tofe; from H8608 contracted; a tambourine:—tabret, timbrel.
STRONGS H8596: Abbreviations
תֹּף noun masculine timbrel, tambourine; — absolute ת׳ Genesis 31:27 +; plural תֻּפִּים Judges 11:34 +; suffix תֻּפֶּ֫יךָ Ezekiel 28:13, תֻּפַּ֫יִךְ Jeremiah 31:4; — timbrel, held and struck with hand, especially by dancing women, often with other musical instruments: — sign of merriment, gladness Genesis 31:27 (E) Job 21:12, reverly Isaiah 5:12; מְשׂוֺשׂ ת׳ Isaiah 24:8, compare Jeremiah 31:4; Ezekiel 28:13; exultation, triumph Exodus 15:20 (twice in verse) (E) Judges 11:34; 1 Samuel 18:6; Isaiah 30:32; used by prophets in ecstasy 1 Samuel 10:5; in praise of י׳ 2 Samuel 6:5 || 1 Chronicles 13:8; Psalm 81:3; Psalm 149:3; Psalm 150:4. — See PrinceEB Music.§ 3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:27; 31:27




11:34; 11:34

1 Samuel

10:5; 18:6

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles





81:3; 149:3; 150:4


5:12; 24:8; 30:32


31:4; 31:4


28:13; 28:13


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8596 matches the Hebrew תֹּף (tōp̄),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - “Why did you flee secretly and [fn]deceive me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with tambourine H8596 and with lyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:20 -

Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the tambourine H8596 in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines H8596 and with [fn]dancing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:34 -

But Jephthah came to his house at Mizpah, and behold, his daughter was coming out to meet him with tambourines H8596 and with dancing. And she was his one and only child; besides her he had no son or daughter.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:5 - “Afterward you will come to [fn]the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine H8596, flute, and a lyre in front of them, and they will be prophesying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 -

Now it happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines H8596, with joy and with other [fn]musical instruments.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all kinds of instruments made of juniper wood, and with [fn]lyres, harps, tambourines H8596, castanets, and cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines H8596, cymbals, and trumpets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:12 -

“They [fn]sing with the tambourine H8596 and harp,

And rejoice at the sound of the flute.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 -

Raise a song, strike the tambourine H8596,

The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:3 -

They shall praise His name with dancing;

They shall sing praises to Him with tambourine H8596 and lyre.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 150:4 -

Praise Him with tambourine H8596 and dancing;

Praise Him with stringed instruments and flute.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 -

Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine H8596 and flute, and by wine;

But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD,

Nor do they consider the work of His hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:8 -

The joy of tambourines H8596 ceases,

The noise of revelers stops,

The joy of the harp ceases.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:32 -

And every [fn]blow of the [fn]rod of punishment,

Which the LORD will lay on him,

Will be with the music of tambourines H8596 and lyres;

And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:4 -

“I will build you again and you will be rebuilt,

Virgin of Israel!

You will [fn]take up your tambourines H8596 again,

And go out to the dances of the revelers.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 -

“You were in Eden, the garden of God;

Every precious stone was your covering:

The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;

The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;

The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;

And the gold, the workmanship of your [fn]settings H8596 and [fn]sockets,

Was in you.

On the day that you were created

They were prepared.

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