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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8510 - תֵּל
1) mound, heap, heap of ruins
1a) mound (of ruin-heap of city)
1b) mound, hill (of elevation on which city stood)
V) llu (תהלל ThLL) - I. Cover:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Sadow:[Aramaic only] III. Lofty:[df: llt] KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Piel, Participle) cover, shadow, eminent - Strongs: H2926 (טָלַל), H2927 (טְלַל), H8524 (תָּלוּל)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תֵּל m. with suff. תִּלִּי (from the root תָּלַל), a hill Joshua 11:13, especially a heap of ruins, Deuteronomy 13:17; Joshua 8:28 Jerem. 49:2. Hence come the following names of Babylonian cities, so called from hills or mounds near them (see Assemani Bibl. Orient.; Ind. Geogr. t. iii. 2, p. 784; Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria, i. 253, sqq.).
(1) תֵּל אָבִיב (“hill of ears of corn”), [Tel-abib], Ezekiel 3:15, in Mesopotamia, by the river Chebar, perhaps Thal-labba in d’Anville’s Map, L’Euphrate et le Tigre.
(2) תֵּל חַרְשָׁא (“hill of the wood” see חֶרֶשׁ ) [Tel-harsa, Tel-haresha], in Babylonia, Ezra 2:59; Nehemiah 7:61.
(3) תֵּל מֶלַח (“hill of salt”) [Tel-mela], ibid. Ezra 2:59; Nehemiah 7:61.
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