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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8605 - תְּפִלָּה
1b) pray a prayer
1c) house of prayer
1d) hear prayer
1e) in Psalm titles (of poetic or liturgical prayer)
1380) lp (פל PL) AC: Plead CO: ? AB: Judgment: The pictograph p is a picture of mouth, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff representing authority. Combined these mean "speak to authority". A coming to one in authority to intercede on ones own behalf or for another.
V) alp (פלא PLA) - Perform: To do a great action out of a judgment. KJV (71): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) work, wonder, marvelous, wonderful, thing, hard, wondrous, perform - Strongs: H6381 (פָּלָא)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תְּפִלָּה f. (from the root פָּלַל Hithp.).
(1) intercession, deprecation for any one, 2 Kings 19:4; Isaiah 37:4; Jeremiah 7:16, 11:14.
(2) entreaty, supplication, prayer, Psal. 4:2, 6, 10; 109:4, וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּה poet. for “but I pray;” verse 7, הִתְפַּלֵּל תְּפִלָּה Nehemiah 1:6, to pour out prayers. In the sense of prayer תְּפִלָּה stands also in the titles of Psa 17:1-15, 86, 90, 102, 142, but
(3) in a wider signification of a hymn, a sacred song, Habakkuk 3:1, and Psalms 72:20, where -Psalms 172 are called תְּפִלּוֹת דָּוִד [?]. There is a similar use of the verb הִתְפַּלֵּל 1 Samuel 2:1.
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