the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #8655 - תְּרָפִים
1) idolatry, idols, image(s), teraphim, family idol
1a) a kind of idol used in household shrine or worship
1454) pr (רפ RP) AC: Heal CO: Medicine AB: Sick: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "man open". Wounds, sickness and illnesses are cured with medicines made from plant materials which were pulverized into a medicinal power.
V) epr (רפה RPH) - Weak: To be weak from sickness, laziness or work. KJV (46): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) feeble, fail, weaken, go, alone, idle, stay, slack, faint, forsake, abate, cease - Strongs: H7503 (רָפָה)
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plural (= plural of majesty Nö ZMG xlii (1888), 476) a kind of idol, object of reverence, and means of divination (√ and etymology-meaning dubious, compare GFM Hast. DB TERAPHIM Say ZA ii. 195 (citing Neubauer, and Assyrian tarpû, spectre), al. √ רפא, compare רְפָאִים); — always ׳ת: — portable and sometimes small Genesis 31:19,34: Genesis 31:35 (called אֱלֹהִים Genesis 31:30, all E), but in size and shape like a Prayer of Manasseh 1Samuel 19:13,16; in household shrine (see also l.c.) Judges 17:5 (+ אֵפוֺד, compare GFM Ju), Judges 18:14,17 (both + אֵפוֺד, מֶּסֶל, מַסֵּכָה), compare Judges 18:20 (omitted מַסֵּכָה), Hosea 3:4 (+ ׳א, מַצֵּבָה, וֶבַךְ); condemned 1 Samuel 15:23; 2 Kings 23:24 (+ גִּלֻּלִים); used in divining (by king of Babylonian ), ׳שָׁאַל בַּתּ Ezekiel 21:26 (+ קִלְקַל בַּתִצִּים, רָאָח בַּכָּבֵד); as giving empty oracles Zechariah 10:2 ("" הַקּוֺסְמִים). — See GFM l.c. Now Archaeology ii. 23 Sta Blb. Theol. d. A. T. under the word.
תִּרְצָה see רצה.
תְּרָפִים m. plur. domestic gods, as if Penates, of the Hebrews (according to Schultens on Haririi Cons. iii. p. 155, i.q. בַּעֲלֵי תֶרֶף guardians and givers of comfortable life), Genesis 31:19, 34 Genesis 31:34; 1 Samuel 19:13, 16 1 Samuel 19:16 of the human figure and stature, 1 Sam. loc. cit., from which, oracles were sought (Ezekiel 21:26; Zechariah 10:2), Judges 17:5, 18:14, seq.; 2 Kings 23:24; Hosea 3:4. Constr. with plural, Gen. loc. cit.; but 1 Sa. loc. cit., by the plural (excellentiæ) תרפים one statue only appears to be understood.
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