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Entry for Strong's #8398 - תַּבֵל

Word Origin
from (02986)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) world

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3625 ‑ οἰκουμένη (oy‑kou‑men'‑ay);  764 ‑ ἀσεβέω (as‑eb‑eh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (36) NAS (36) HCS (36)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 15
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 9
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Nahum 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 15
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 9
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Nahum 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 15
Proverbs 2
Isaiah 9
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Nahum 1
n-cfs 36
n-cfs 31
n-cfs 31

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1035) lb (בל BL) AC: Flow CO: ? AB: Nothing: A flowing of any substance. (eng: ball; bowl; flow - with the exchange of the f for a b)

A) lb (בל BL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Nothing: To come to nothing when effort is given.

Nm) lb (בל BL) - Nothing: KJV (9): none, not, nor, lest, nothing, not, neither, no - Strongs: H1077 (בַּל)

ef4) tilib (בילית BYLYT) - Except: A flowing away of all except one. Can also mean not or nothing in the sense of all things flowing away. [df: ytlb] KJV (30): but, except, save, nothing, lest, no, from, inasmuch - Strongs: H1115 (בִּלְתִּי)

fm ) ilb (בלי BLY) - Without: KJV (15): not, without, lack, confusion - Strongs: H1097 (בְּלִי), H1099 (בְּלִימָה)

if) lbt (תבל TBL) - I. Earth:A land flowing with substance. II. Confusion:An action that lacks any results. [Used in the sense of beastiality] KJV (38): world, habitable part, confusion - Strongs: H8397 (תֶּבֶל), H8398 (בֵּבֵל)

if4) tilbt (תבלית TBLYT) - Ruin: A complete flowing away of something by destruction. KJV (1): destruction - Strongs: H8399 (תַּבְלִית)

qm) flb (בלו BLW) - Tribute: [Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (3): tribute - Strongs: H1093 (בְּלוֹ)

B) llb (בלל BLL) AC: Mix CO: Fodder AB: ?: A flowing or mixing of a liquid or solid.

V) llb (בלל BLL) - Mix: KJV (44): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) mingle, confound, anoint, mix - Strongs: H1101 (בָּלַל)

bm) lilb (בליל BLYL) - Fodder: A mixed feed for livestock. KJV (3): fodder, corn, provender - Strongs: H1098 (בְּלִיל)

idm) lflbt (תבלול TBLWL) - Cataract: The clouding color of the eyes that appear as a mixture. KJV (1): blemish - Strongs: H8400 (תְּבַלֻּל)

C) lba (אבל ABL) AC: Flow CO: Stream AB: ?: A flowing of tears.

V) lba (אבל ABL) - Mourn: KJV (39): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael) mourn, mourner, lament - Strongs: H56 (אָבַל)

Nf) lba (אבל ABL) - I. Meadow:A moist ground. II. Mourning:A flowing of tears. III. Surely:A flowing of certainty. KJV (44): mourning, plain, but, nevertheless - Strongs: H57 (אָבֵל), H58 (אָבֵל), H60 (אֵבֶל), H61 (אֲבָל)

om) lbfa (אובל AWBL) - Stream: A flowing of water. KJV (3): river - Strongs: H180 (אֻבָל)

E) alb (בלא BLA) AC: ? CO: Old AB: ?: A flowing away life.

Nm) alb (בלא BLA) - Old: [df: ywlb] KJV (3): old - Strongs: H1094 (בְּלוֹא)

F) lbe (הבל HBL) AC: ? CO: Empty AB: ?: A flowing out or away of contents.

V) lbe (הבל HBL) - Empty: Void of usefulness, to be vain. KJV (5): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) become vain - Strongs: H1891 (הָבַל)

Nm) lbe (הבל HBL) - Emptyness: The state of being empty of contents or usefulness. KJV (73): vanity - Strongs: H1892 (הֲבֵל)

G) leb (בהל BHL) AC: Stir CO: ? AB: Trouble: The flowing of the insides through trouble, amazement, haste or anxiety.

V) leb (בהל BHL) - Stir: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (50): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel) haste, trouble, amaze, afraid, vex, rash, dismay, speedy, thrust out - Strongs: H926 (בָּהַל), H927 (בְּהַל)

Nf1) eleb (בהלה BHLH) - Trouble: KJV (4): trouble, terror - Strongs: H928 (בֶּהָלָה)

bm) lieb (בהיל BHYL) - Haste: [Aramaic only] [df: wlyhb] KJV (1): haste - Strongs: H924 (בְּהִילוּ)

H) elb (בלה BLH) AC: Wear CO: ? AB: Terror: A flowing away of function, life or strength.

V) elb (בלה BLH) - Wear Out: KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Piel) waxed old, old, consume, waste, enjoy - Strongs: H1086 (בָּלָה), H1089 (בָּלַהּ)

Nm) elb (בלה BLH) - Worn Out: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (6): old, wear out - Strongs: H1080 (בְּלָה), H1087 (בָּלֶה)

Nf1) eelb (בלהה BLHH) - Terror: A flowing away of the insides. KJV (10): terror - Strongs: H1091 (בַּלָּהָה)

J) lfb (בול BWL) AC: ? CO: Flood AB: ?: A large flowing of water. As the river rises and overflows its banks, the surrounding lands are flooded depositing the water for growing the crops.

Nm) lfb (בול BWL) - Food: The crops grown in the flood plains of rivers. KJV (2): food, stock - Strongs: H944 (בּוּל)

am) lfbm (מבול MBWL) - Flood: KJV (13): flood - Strongs: H3999 (מַבּוּל)

L) lbi (יבל YBL) AC: Flow CO: Stream AB: ?: A flowing of wealth, water or sound.

V) lbi (יבל YBL) - Flow: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (21): (vf: Hiphil, Hophal) carry, brought - Strongs: H2986 (יָבַל), H2987 (יְבַל)

Nm) lbi (יבל YBL) - Stream: A flowing body of water. KJV (2): stream, course - Strongs: H2988 (יָבָל)

Nf2) tlbi (יבלת YBLT) - Ulcer: A flowing lesion. KJV (1): wen - Strongs: H2990 (יַבֶּלֶת)

dm) lfbi (יבול YBWL) - Produce: The growth of fruits and crops from flooding waters. KJV (13): increase, fruit - Strongs: H2981 (יְבוּל)

gm) lbfi (יובל YWBL) - Trumpet: An instrument of flowing air to make a sound, also the horn of a ram used as a trumpet. KJV (27): jubilee, rams horn, trumpet - Strongs: H3104 (יֹבֵל)

om) lbfi (יובל YWBL) - Stream: A flowing body of water. KJV (1): river - Strongs: H3105 (יוּבַל)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 תֵּבֵל noun feminine Nahum 1:5 (apparently masculine Isaiah 14:17) world, poetic synonym of אֶרֶץ (perhaps originally as productive, compare יְבוּל, בּוּל, but this sense not clearly maintained; compare also Assyrian tabalu in êlî tabali, by land, "" êlî nâ Ruth , by water (river) Meissn ZA 1889, iv. 3,261, 263,265f. SASm Assyrian Letters iv. plate viii. ix, 1. 33) — usually absolute ׳ת (no article), construct Job 37:12; Proverbs 8:31; world, usually "" ׃אֶרֶץ 1 Samuel 2:8 (׳י set ׳ת on מְצֻקֵי אֶרֶץ), Isaiah 14:21; Isaiah 24:4; Isaiah 34:1; Jeremiah 10:12 = Jeremiah 51:15,1Chronicles 16:30 (= Psalm 96:10 below) Job 34:13; Psalm 19:5; Psalm 77:19 = Psalm 97:4; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 96:13 (+ עַמִּים), Psalm 98:9 (+ id.); וְישְׁבֵי׳ת בָהּ Nahum 1:5; Psalm 24:1; ׳ישְׁבֵי ת Psalm 33:8; Isaiah 18:3 ("" שֹׁכְנֵי ארץ), Isaiah 26:9,18; Lamentations 4:12; וּמְלֹאָהּ׳ת Lamentations 89:12 (+ שָׁמַיִם, compare ארץ ומלאה Lamentations 24:1); אָ֑רְצָה׳עַלמְּֿנֵי ת Job 37:12 upon the face of the world of earth (earthly world, the whole expanse of earth); אַרְצוֺ׳בְּת Proverbs 8:31; on the other hand ׳עַפְרוֺת ת Proverbs 8:26; ׳ת alone Job 18:18; other combinations וּמְלֹאָהּ׳ת Psalm 50:12 (compare Psalm 89:12 above); ׳מְּנֵיתֿ Isaiah 27:6 (compare Job 37:12 above); ׳מֹסְדוֺת ת 2 Samuel 22:16 foundations of the world = Psalm 18:16, compare ׳תִּכּוֺן ת Psalm 93:1; Psalm 96:10 (= 1 Chronicles 16:30); world as object of ׳י s judgment 1 Chronicles 9:9 ("" לְאֻמִּים; see also 1 Chronicles 96:13 above), compare וישׁבי בה׳ת 1 Chronicles 98:7 ("" יַם), Isaiah 13:11 ("" רשׁעים); as devastated by Babylonian conqueror Isaiah 14:17 ("" עָרָיו).

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List of Word Forms
בְּתֵבֵ֣ל בתבל וְתֵבֵ֑ל וְתֵבֵ֖ל וּֽמִתֵּבֵ֥ל ומתבל ותבל תֵ֝בֵ֗ל תֵ֭בֵל תֵּ֝בֵ֗ל תֵּ֫בֵ֥ל תֵּ֭בֵל תֵּבֵ֑ל תֵּבֵ֖ל תֵּבֵ֛ל תֵּבֵ֥ל תֵּבֵֽל׃ תֵּבֵל֙ תֵבֵ֑ל תֵבֵ֖ל תֵבֵ֣ל תֵבֵֽל׃ תבל תבל׃ bə·ṯê·ḇêl bəṯêḇêl beteVel tê·ḇêl ṯê·ḇêl têḇêl ṯêḇêl teVel ū·mit·tê·ḇêl ūmittêḇêl umitteVel veteVel wə·ṯê·ḇêl wəṯêḇêl
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