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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.
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 - Laban had gone to shear his flock, and Rachel stole the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655 that were her father’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655 and put them in the camel’s saddlebag, and she sat on them. So Laban searched through all the tent, but did not find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, “May my lord not be angry that I cannot stand in your presence, because the [fn]way of women is upon me.” So he searched but did not find the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:5 - And the man Micah had a [fn]shrine and he made an ephod and [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, and [fn]consecrated one of his sons, so that he might become his priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:14 - Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish [fn]said to their kinsmen, “Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod and [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, and a carved image and a cast metal image? Now then, consider what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:17 - Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there; they took the carved image, the ephod, the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, and the cast metal image, while the priest was standing at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:18 - When these men entered Micah’s house and took the carved image, the ephod, [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, and the cast metal image, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:20 - The priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod, the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, and the carved image, and went among the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:23 - “For rebellion is as reprehensible as the sin of divination,
And insubordination is as reprehensible as false religion and idolatry H8655.
Since you have rejected the word of the LORD,
He has also rejected you from being king.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:13 - And Michal took the [fn]household H8655 idol H8655 and laid it on the bed, and put a quilt of goats’ hair at its head, and covered it with clothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:16 - When the messengers entered, behold, the [fn]household H8655 idol H8655 was on the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair at its head.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:24 - Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums, the spiritists, the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, so that he might [fn]fulfill 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 stands at the [fn]parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655, he looks at the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:4 - For the sons of Israel will live for many days without a king or leader, without sacrifice or memorial stone, and without ephod or [fn]household H8655 idols H8655.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 - For the [fn]household H8655 idols H8655 speak deception,
And the diviners see [fn]an illusion
And tell deceitful dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people [fn]wander like sheep,
They are wretched because there is no shepherd.

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