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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Tale

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  • Heb. tokhen, "a task," as weighed and measured out = tally, i.e., the number told off; the full number (Exodus 5:18; see 1 Samuel 18:27; 1 Chronicles 9:28 ). In Ezekiel 45:11 rendered "measure."

  • Heb. hegeh, "a thought;" "meditation" ( Psalm 90:9 ); meaning properly "as a whisper of sadness," which is soon over, or "as a thought." The LXX. and Vulgate render it "spider;" the Authorized Version and Revised Version, "as a tale" that is told. In Job 37:2 this word is rendered "sound;" Revised Version margin, "muttering;" and in Ezekiel 2:10 , "mourning."

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Tale'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/t/tale.html. 1897.

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