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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #08432 - תָּוֶךְ
1) midst, middle
1a) midst, middle
1b) into, through (after verbs of motion)
1c) among (of a number of persons)
1d) between (of things arranged by twos)
1e) from among (as to take or separate etc)
1494) kt (תכ TK) AC: Bend CO: Middle AB: ?: The pictograph t is a picture of two crossed sticks representing a mark, the k is a picture of a bent palm. Combined these mean "mark of the palm". The lines or marks in the center of the palm are formed by the bending of the palm. A bending in the middle, the center of something.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תָּוֶךְ constr. תּוֹךְ, with suff. תּוֹכִי, m. the middle of a thing, so called from its being divided (compare חֲצִי). תּוֹךְ הַבַּיִת the middle part of a house, the interior court, 2 Samuel 4:6. Put in the genitive after a noun, Judges 16:29, עַמּוּדֵי הַתָּוֶךְ “the middle columns.”
(a) in the middle of (any) thing, as, בְּתוֹךְ הַבַּיִת in the midst of a house, 1 Kings 11:20 בְּתוֹךְ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Zechariah 8:8 and after verbs of motion, בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם into the midst of the sea, Exodus 14:27. Sometimes it does not differ from בְּ A, No. 1, in (any place), Genesis 9:21; Amos 3:9 into (any place), Psalms 57:7 עָבַר בְּתוֹךְ to go through the midst of a thing, Ezekiel 9:4; Exodus 14:29.
(b) when referring to many, among (prop. inter medios). בְּתוֹכְכֶם amongst you, in your midst, Genesis 35:2; Proverbs 17:2; Ezekiel 2:5. Used even for בֵּין, when distinction is expressed, Genesis 1:6, בְּתוֹךְ הַמַּיִם between the waters (terrestrial and celestial).
(2) מִתּוֹךְ from the midst of any thing, and simply out of, Jeremiah 51:6; Exodus 33:11.
(3) אֶל־תּוֹךְ into the middle of a thing, Numbers 17:12, 19:6. Compare syn. קֶרֶב.
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