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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2945 - טַף
1) children, little children, little ones
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
טַף m. with suffix טַפִּי collect, little children, boys and girls, so called from their brisk and tripping gait (from the root טָפַף, compare עוֹלֵל), Genesis 34:29, 43:8 45:19 46:5 opposed to young men and virgins, Ezekiel 9:6 to men above twenty years of age, Exodus 12:37. Sometimes it extends to the whole family, and is opposed only to the head of the house. 2 Chronicles 20:13, גַּם־טַפָּם נְשֵׁיהֶם וּבְנֵיהֶם “also their families, (to wit) their wives and children.” 2 Chronicles 31:18. Genesis 47:12, לְפִי הַטַּף “according to their family.” Exodus 10:10; Numbers 32:16, 24 Numbers 32:24, 26 Numbers 32:26.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26