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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2947 - טֶפַח
1) span, width of the hand, hand breadth
1a) a unit of measurement, measurement of length
2) coping (an architectural term)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) properly, the open hand, the palm, in all its occurrences used as the measure of four fingers [a hand-breadth], 1 Kings 7:26; 2 Chronicles 4:5 comp. Jeremiah 52:21. Psalms 39:6, הִנֵּה טְפָחוֹת נָחַתָּה יָמַי “behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths,” i.e. very short.
(2) in architecture, mutuli; i.e. projecting stones, on the tops of which beams rest (Kragfteine), 1 Kings 7:9. LXX. τὰ γείσεα.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20