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Entry for Strong's #8401 - תֶּבֶן

Word Origin
probably from (01129)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) straw, stubble

1a) as building material

1b) as fodder for livestock

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 892 ‑ ἄχυρον (akh'‑oo‑ron);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (17) HCS (17)
Genesis 2
Exodus 7
Judges 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 2
Exodus 7
Judges 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 2
Exodus 8
Judges 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
n-cms 17
n-cms 14
n-cms 14

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1037) nb (בנ BN) AC: Build CO: Tent panel AB: Intelligence: The pictograph b is a picture of the tent. The n is a picture of a sprouting seed and represents continuity as the seed continues the next generation. The combined meaning of these letters mean “the continuing of the house”. The tent was constructed of woven goat hair. Over time the sun bleaches and weakens the goat hair necessitating their continual replacement. Each year the women make a new panel, approximately3feet wide and the length of the tent. The old panel is removed (being recycled into a wall or floor) and the new strip is added to the tent. Since the tent is only replaced one small piece at a time the tent essentially lasts forever. (eng: beam - a component of construction with an exchange for the m and n; between - with the t added)

A) nb (בנ BN) AC: ? CO: Tent Panel AB: ?: There are many similarities between building a tent out of goat hair panels and the building of a house out of sons (The idea of building a house with sons can be seen in ge303) . Just as the tent panels are added to continue the tent, sons are born to the family to continue the family line. Just as the tent is continually being renewed with new panels, the family is continually being renewed with new sons.

Nm) nb (בנ BN) - Son: One who continues the family line. [Hebrew and Aramaic; Transforms to rbwhen used in the possessive] KJV (4925): son, children, old, first, man, young, stranger, people - Strongs: H1121 (בֵּן), H1123 (בֵּן), H1247 (בַּר)

Nf2 ) tnb (בנת BNT) - Daughter: Also a village that resides outside of the city walls as the daughter of the city. [df: tb] KJV (588): daughter, town, village, first, apple, branches, children, company, eye, old - Strongs: H1323 (בַּת)

im ) nbt (תבנ TBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (17): straw, stubble, chaff - Strongs: H8401 (תֶּבֶן)

aim) nbtm (מתבנ MTBN) - Straw: When more permanent structures were built they were constructed of stones and bricks, made of clay and straw, replacing the tent panels as the main component of construction for dwellings. KJV (1): straw - Strongs: H4963 (מַתְבֵּן)

B) nnb (בננ BNN) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: The building of a family or a structure for housing the family.

bm) ninb (בנינ BNYN) - Building: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (8): building - Strongs: H1146 (בִּנְיָן), H1147 (בִּנְיָן)

C) nba (אבנ ABN) AC: Build CO: Stone AB: ?

Nf ) nba (אבנ ABN) - Stone: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (282): stone - Strongs: H68 (אֶבֶן), H69 (אֶבֶן), H70 (אֹבְנַיִם)

F) nbe (הבנ HBN) AC: ? CO: Hard AB: ?: The hardness of stone or brick.

Nm) nbe (הבנ HBN) - Ebony: A hard wood. KJV (1): ebony - Strongs: H1894 (הָבְנִים)

G) neb (בהנ BHN) AC: Build CO: Thumb AB: ?: The part of the body understood as the builder by the Hebrews.

Nf) neb (בהנ BHN) - Thumb: Also the big toe by extension. KJV (16): thumb, great toe - Strongs: H931 (בֹּהֶן)

H) enb (בנה BNH) AC: Build CO: Building AB: ?: A structure built for occupation.

V) enb (בנה BNH) - Build: To build or construct a building, home or family. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (398): (vf: Paal, Niphal) build, build up, builder, repair, set up, building, make, children - Strongs: H1124 (בְּנָא), H1129 (בָּנָה)

bf1) einb (בניה BNYH) - Building: KJV (1): building - Strongs: H1140 (בִּנְיָה)

hm) enbm (מבנה MBNH) - Structure: The framework of a building. KJV (1): frame - Strongs: H4011 (מִבְנֶה)

iff2) tinbt (תבנית TBNYT) - Pattern: A model or pattern for building something. KJV (20): pattern, likeness, form, similtude, figure - Strongs: H8403 (תַּבְנִית)

J) nfb (בונ BWN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Intelligence: The skill of the mind and hands to build. Before the tent is constructed the location and orientation must be carefully considered according to weather, view and size. The planning and building of a house, structure or family.

im) nfbt (תבונ TBWN) - Intelligence: One able to plan and build. KJV (43): understanding, discretion, reasons, skillfulness, wisdom - Strongs: H8394 (תּוֹבֻנָה)

M) nib (בינ BYN) AC: Plan CO: ? AB: Understand: The tent was usually divided into two parts, one for the females and the other for the male. The wall makes a distinction between the two sides. Understanding as the ability to discern between two or more things.

V) nib (בינ BYN) - Understand: KJV (170): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) understand, cunning, skilful, teacher, taught, consider, perceive, wise, viewed, discern, prudent, consider - Strongs: H995 (בִּין)

Nm) nib (בינ BYN) - Between: As the wall is between the two sides of the tent. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (36): between, among, asunder, betwixt, within, out of, from - Strongs: H996 (בַּיִן), H997 (בֵּין), H1143 (בֵּנַיִם)

Nf1) enib (בינה BYNH) - Understanding: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (39): understanding, wisdom, knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understand - Strongs: H998 (בִּינָה), H999 (בִּינָה)

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AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 תֶּ֫בֶן noun masculine Exodus 5:16 straw (√ unknown; Ges and others compare בנה (compare Thes1492), but see Lag BN 138; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Assyrian tibnu; Aramaic תִּיבְנָא, , whence Arabic as loan-word Frä124); — absolute ׳ת Genesis 24:25 +, תֶּ֑בֶן Exodus 5:10 +; — straw, i.e. straw threshed fine: chaff Jeremiah 23:28 (opposed to בָּר), blown by wind Job 21:28 (in simile; "" מֹץ), yielding Job 41:19 (simile); food for camels Genesis 24:25,32 (J), asses Judges 19:19 (all + מִסְמּוֺא), בָּקָר Isaiah 11:7; Isaiah 65:25, horses 1 Kings 5:8 (+ שְׂעֹרִים); mixed with clay in brick-making Exodus 5:7 (twice in verse); Exodus 5:10,11,12 (opposed to קַשׂ), Exodus 5:13; Exodus 5:16; Exodus 5:18 (J); — see further Vogelst Landwirthsch. 67.

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List of Word Forms
הַתֶּֽבֶן׃ התבן׃ וְהַתֶּ֔בֶן וְתֶ֖בֶן והתבן ותבן כְּתֶ֥בֶן כתבן לְתֶ֣בֶן לַתֶּ֥בֶן לַתֶּֽבֶן׃ לתבן לתבן׃ תֶּ֔בֶן תֶּ֗בֶן תֶּ֤בֶן תֶּ֥בֶן תֶּ֧בֶן תֶּֽבֶן׃ תבן תבן׃ hat·te·ḇen hatteḇen hatTeven kə·ṯe·ḇen kəṯeḇen keTeven lat·te·ḇen latteḇen latTeven lə·ṯe·ḇen ləṯeḇen leTeven te·ḇen teḇen Teven vehatTeven veTeven wə·hat·te·ḇen wə·ṯe·ḇen wəhatteḇen wəṯeḇen
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