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Lexicon :: Strong's H8658 - taršîš

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably of foreign derivation [compare תַּרְשִׁישׁ (H8659)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2546

Strong’s Definitions

תַּרְשִׁישׁ tarshîysh, tar-sheesh'; probably of foreign derivation (compare H8659); a gem, perhaps the topaz:—beryl.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H8658 in the following manner: beryl (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H8658 in the following manner: beryl (7x).
  1. a precious stone or semi-precious gem

    1. perhaps a chrysolite, yellow jasper, or other yellow coloured stone

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תַּרְשִׁישׁ tarshîysh, tar-sheesh'; probably of foreign derivation (compare H8659); a gem, perhaps the topaz:—beryl.
STRONGS H8658: Abbreviations
† I. תַּרְשִׁישׁ noun masculine a precious stone, perhaps yellow jasper, or other gold-coloured stone (LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Exodus 28:20; Exodus 39:13 χρυσόλιθοχ, so JosAnt. iii. 7, 5 [168], see PetrieHast. DB STONES, PRECIOUS MyresEncy. Bib. ID. § 17 DrDaniel 10:6); — כְּעֵין ת׳ Ezekiel 1:6; כְּעֵין אֵבֶן ת׳ Ezekiel 10:9; in list of gems Ezekiel 28:13; Exodus 28:20; Exodus 39:13; in simile of resplendent body Daniel 10:6, compare Songs 5:14.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:20; 28:20; 39:13; 39:13

Song of Songs



1:6; 10:9; 28:13


10:6; 10:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8658 matches the Hebrew תַּרְשִׁישׁ (taršîš),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:20 - And the fourth row a beryl, H8658 and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:13 - And the fourth row, a beryl, H8658 an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 - His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: H8658 his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:16 - The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: H8658 and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:9 - And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl H8658 stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 - Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, H8658 the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:6 - His body also was like the beryl, H8658 and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
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