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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #8612 - תֹּפֶת

Transliteration
tôpheth
Phonetics
to'-feth
Origin
the same as (H8611)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
TWOT
2539
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Tophet or Topheth = “place of fire”

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
NAS (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
HCS (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
BSB (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
ESV (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
WEB (9)
2 Kings
1
Jeremiah
8
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תֹּפֶת f.

(I) prop. spittle (from the root תּוּף); hence that which is spit upon; Job 17:6, תֹּפֶת לְפָנִים אֶהְיֶה “I am become as one in whose face they spit,” i.e. the most base and despised of mortals; comp. ῥακά, Matthew 5:22, i.e. רַקָּא from the root רָקַק to spit out.

(II) With the art. הַתֹּפֶת pr.n. of a place in the valley of the sons of Hinnom (see page 168, A ), near Jerusalem, well known from the human sacrifices there offered to Moloch, which were at length abolished by Josiah, 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:32, 19:6, 13 Jeremiah 19:13, 14 Jeremiah 19:14בָּמוֹת הַתֹּפֶת Jerem. 7:31 (artificial) mounds on which those sacrifices were offered. As to the etymology, תֹּפֶת is commonly taken as prop. a place to be spit upon, i.e. abhorred; but this place appears to have borne this name amongst all, even the idolators themselves. I prefer therefore (with Noldius in Vind. p. 948, Lorsbach, and others), to take תֹּפֶת as i.q. תָּפְתֶּה (which see), and as signifying place of burning (the dead), and even place of graves.

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List of Word Forms
בְתֹ֖פֶת בתפת הַתֹּ֔פֶת הַתֹּ֖פֶת הַתֹּ֗פֶת הַתֹּ֙פֶת֙ התפת וּבְתֹ֣פֶת ובתפת כְּתֹֽפֶת׃ כתפת׃ מֵֽהַתֹּ֔פֶת מהתפת ḇə·ṯō·p̄eṯ ḇəṯōp̄eṯ hat·tō·p̄eṯ hatTofet hattōp̄eṯ kə·ṯō·p̄eṯ keTofet kəṯōp̄eṯ mê·hat·tō·p̄eṯ mehatTofet mêhattōp̄eṯ ū·ḇə·ṯō·p̄eṯ ūḇəṯōp̄eṯ uveTofet veTofet
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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