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Lexicon :: Strong's H8655 - tᵊrāp̄îm

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2545

Strong’s Definitions

תְּרָפִים tᵉrâphîym, ter-aw-feme'; plural from H7495; a healer; Teraphim (singular or plural) a family idol:—idols(-atry), images, teraphim.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H8655 in the following manner: image (7x), teraphim (6x), idol (1x), idolatry (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H8655 in the following manner: image (7x), teraphim (6x), idol (1x), idolatry (1x).
  1. idolatry, idols, image(s), teraphim, family idol

    1. a kind of idol used in household shrine or worship

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תְּרָפִים tᵉrâphîym, ter-aw-feme'; plural from H7495; a healer; Teraphim (singular or plural) a family idol:—idols(-atry), images, teraphim.
STRONGS H8655: Abbreviations
תְּרָפִים noun masculineZechariah 10:2 plural (= plural of majesty NöZMG xlii (1888), 476) a kind of idol, object of reverence, and means of divination (√ and etymology-meaning dubious, compare GFMHast. DB TERAPHIM SayZA ii. 195 (citing Neubauer, and Assyrian tarpû, spectre), al. √ רפא, compare רְפָאִים); — always ת׳ : — portable and sometimes small Genesis 31:19, 34: Genesis 31:35 (called אֱלֹהִים Genesis 31:30, all E), but in size and shape like a man 1 Samuel 19:13, 16; in household shrine (see also l.c.) Judges 17:5 (+ אֵפוֺד, compare GFMJu), Judges 18:14, 17 (both + אֵפוֺד, פֶּסֶל, מַסֵּכָה), compare Judges 18:20 (omitted מַסֵּכָה), Hosea 3:4 (+ א׳, מַצֵּבָה, וֶבַךְ); condemned 1 Samuel 15:23; 2 Kings 23:24 (+ גִּלֻּלִים); used in divining (by king of Babylonian), שָׁאַל בַּתּ׳ Ezekiel 21:26 (+ קִלְקַל בַּתִצִּים, רָאָח בַּכָּבֵד); as giving empty oracles Zechariah 10:2 (|| הַקּוֺסְמִים). — See GFMl.c. NowArchaeology ii. 23 StaBlb. Theol. d. A. T. under the word.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:19; 31:30; 31:34; 31:35


17:5; 18:14; 18:17; 18:20

1 Samuel

15:23; 19:13; 19:16

2 Kings







10:2; 10:2


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8655 matches the Hebrew תְּרָפִים (tᵊrāp̄îm),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images H8655 that were her father's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the images, H8655 and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images. H8655
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:5 - And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, H8655 and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:14 - Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, H8655 and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:17 - And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, H8655 and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:18 - And these went into Micah's house, and fetched the carved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, H8655 and the molten image. Then said the priest unto them, What do ye?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:20 - And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, H8655 and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:23 - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. H8655 Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:13 - And Michal took an image, H8655 and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:16 - And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image H8655 in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:24 - Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, H8655 and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:21 - For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, H8655 he looked in the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:4 - For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: H8655
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 - For the idols H8655 have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
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