Teraphim Ter"a*phim, n. pl. [Heb. ter[=a]ph[=i]m.] Images connected with the magical rites used by those Israelites who added corrupt practices to the patriarchal religion. Teraphim were consulted by the Israelites for oracular answers. --Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict.). [1913 Webster]

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  • Teraphim — is a Hebrew word from the Bible, found only in the plural, of uncertain etymology [1911] . Despite being plural, Teraphim is thought to refer to singular objects, using the great plural of Hebrew which implies magnificence not plurality (cf.… …   Wikipedia

  • Téraphim — Teraphim Cet article fait partie de la série Bible Contenus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Teraphim — (תרפים), quelquefois orthographié Théraphim ou Terapim, est un mot hébreu tiré de la Bible, qu on ne trouve que sous forme plurielle, et dont l étymologie reste inconnue[1],[2],[3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • TERAPHIM — (Heb. תְּרָפִים), household gods. The etymology of the word teraphim has defied commentators from ancient times until the present. W.F. Albright suggests the possible rendering of old rags, based on the Canaanite trp, to wear out. L. Koehler and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TERAPHIM — memorati Genes. c. 31. v. 19. Furata est Rachel Teraphim Patris sui: et alibi; ut videbitur; vox est Hebr. a singul. Taraph, quod in genere significat perfectam viri imaginem, ut 1. Sam. c. 19. v. 13. Michal vero assumptam quandam imaginem (Hebr …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • téraphim — ⇒TERAPHIM, (TERAPHIM, TÉRAPHIM)subst. masc. plur. [Dans la Bible] Petites figurines représentant des génies domestiques comparables aux pénates ou aux dieux lares (Gen. XXXI, 19 42) ou statues de taille humaine (I Sam. XIX, 13 16); objets… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Teraphim — Teraphim,   Terafim [hebräisch] Plural, im Alten Testament Kultgegenstände, deren Gestalt und Verwendungszweck nicht mehr eindeutig zu bestimmen sind. Teraphim scheinen Götterbilder beziehungsweise figuren (1. Mose 31, 34 f.) oder Kultmasken (1.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • teraphim — [ter′ə fim΄] pl.n. sing. teraph [ter′əf] [ME theraphym < LL(Ec) theraphim < Gr(Ec) theraphin < Heb terafim] small images or other things representing household gods, used among ancient Semitic peoples …   English World dictionary

  • Teraphim —    Givers of prosperity, idols in human shape, large or small, analogous to the images of ancestors which were revered by the Romans. In order to deceive the guards sent by Saul to seize David, Michal his wife prepared one of the household… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Teraphim — Als Teraphim (hebr. תְּרָפִים trafím) bezeichnet man ein Bild oder eine leicht transportable Figur eines Familiengottes semitischer Nomaden. Der Begriff erscheint in den Prophetenbüchern des Alten Testaments der Bibel (1. Mo 31,19, 1 Sam 19,13… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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