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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8417 - תָּהֳלָה
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 Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
תָּהֳלָה fem. ἅπ. λεγόμ. Job 4:18, which the LXX. render σκολιόν τι. Vulg. pravum quid. Targ. iniquity. As to the etymology, there are various opinions of interpreters; but the Hebrews, and amongst them Kimchi, long ago saw the truth, taking תָּהֳלָה as fem. from תֹּהֶל or תֹּהַל (from the root הָלַל, like תֶּמֶס, תֶּבֶל, תֹּרֶן, from מָסַס, בָּלַל, רָנַן). Nor is there any necessity for Dagesh in ל, compare מֶכֶס (from כָּסַס), f. מִכְסָה; see Lehrg. page 503. Hence prop. it is folly (see הָלַל No. 4 ); hence sin, compare נָכָל. Others regard as the root وهل to err, to go astray; whence وَهْلُ error, and hence they derive the noun תּוֹהֲלָה, תֹּהֲלָה; whence תָּהֳלָה, as vice versâ הֹעֲלָה from הֹעֳלָה Judges 6:28 זֹעֲמָה from זָעֳמָה Numbers 23:7.
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