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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0168 - אֹהֶל
1a) nomad’s tent, and thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience
1b) dwelling, home, habitation
1c) the sacred tent of Jehovah (the tabernacle)
1104) le (הל HL) AC: Shine CO: Star AB: Distant: The pictograph e is a picture of a man with his arms raised looking at a great sight. The l is a shepherd staff representing the idea of "toward" as the staff is used to move a sheep toward a direction. Combined these letters mean "a looking toward something" such as the looking toward a light in the distance. The stars have always been used to guide the traveler or shepherd to find his home or destination.
Nm) le (הל HL) - I. These:Designating a group that is with the speaker. In the sense of looking toward a sight. [Hebrew and Aramaic; The short form " e " is used as a prefix meaning "look" and translated as "the".] [df: la hla]II. Toward:A moving to or toward something to be with it as the ox moves toward a destination. [df: la] KJV (69): these, those, this, thus, who, so, such, some, same, other, which, another, whom, they, them - Strongs: H411 (אֵל), H412 (אֵל), H413 (אֶל), H428 (אֵלֶּה), H429 (אֵלֶּה)
V) lle (הלל HLL) - Shine: To shine through ones actions or words. KJV (165): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel, Participle) praise, glory, boast, mad, shine, foolish, commended, rage, celebrate - Strongs: H1984 (הָלַל)
gm) lefa (אוהל AWHL) - Tent: The shining light of the campfire next to the tent in the distance is a guide for those returning home late just as a star is used as a guide. KJV (345): tabernacle, tent, dwelling - Strongs: H168 (אֹהֶל)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֹהֶל with suffix אָהֳלִי, אָהָלְךָ (ŏhŏlchג), with ה parag. אֹהֱלָה; pl. אֹהָלִים (by a Syriacism, for אֳהָלִים; Lehrg. p. 152, 572); with pref. בָּאֳהָלִים Judges 8:11; Jeremiah 35:7, 10 Jeremiah 35:10 const. אָהֳלֵי, with suff. אֹהָלָיו, אֹהָלֶיךָ-אָהֳלֵיכֶם.
(1) a tent, a tabernacle, Genesis 9:27, etc.; מוֹעֵד אֹהֶל “the tent of the congregation,” commonly called the tabernacle of the covenant, i.e. the moveable and portable temple of the Israelites in the desert, which is described Exo 26:1-37 and 36 called also simply הָאֹהֶל 1 Kings 1:39. With regard to the tabernacle, when אֹהֶל is distinguished from מִשְׁכָּן, אֹהֶל is the outer covering of the tent, of twelve curtains of goats’ hair, placed above the dwelling-place (מִשְׁכָּן), i.e. ten interior curtains which rested on the boards, Exodus 26:1, Exodus 26:7, 36:8, 14 Exodus 36:14, 19 Exodus 36:19.
(2) a house, or habitation of any kind; Isaiah 16:5, אֹהֶל דָּוִד “the house of David;” 1 Kings 8:66; Jeremiah 4:20; Lamentations 2:4. Poet. Psalms 132:3, אִם אָבֹא בֵּאֹהֶל בֵּיתִי “I will not enter into the habitation of my house.”
(3) Specially of the temple, Ezekiel 41:1.
(4) [Ohel], pr.n. of a son of Zerubbabel, 1 Chronicles 3:20.
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