Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #08414 - תֹּהוּ
1) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
1a) formlessness (of primeval earth)
1a1) nothingness, empty space
1b) that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (figuratively)
1c) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
1d) place of chaos
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תֹּהוּ (for תֹּהֶו a segolate and penacute form, subst.
(1) wasteness, concr. that which is wasted, laid waste, Genesis 1:2; Job 26:7 hence
(a) a desert, Deuteronomy 32:10; Job 6:18, 12:24.
(b) destruction, Isaiah 24:10, קִרְיַת תֹּהוּ “a desolated city;” 34:11.
(2) emptiness, vanity, and concr. something vain (syn. הֶבֶל), Isaiah 41:29, 44:9 49:4 59:4 1 Samuel 12:21 nothing, i.q. אַיִן Isaiah 40:17, 23 Isaiah 40:23.
(3) לְתֹהוּ Isaiah 49:4 and acc. תֹּהוּ adv. in vain, Isaiah 45:19.
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