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September 15, 2006
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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The word for idols is "teraphim", the same as in Genesis and here signifies worshippers of idols, as the Targum interprets it; and may be understood of the idolatrous Papists who worship idols of gold, silver, brass, and wood, Revelation and who speak lies in hypocrisy, great swelling words of vanity, and even blasphemy against God. household idols. It suggests that the teraphim was relatively large (or, that there was more than one). The implied difference in size from what we saw in the book of Genesis is easily explained, as she is the daughter of the king. Laban, the owner of the smaller idols, probably also .
Teraphim, from the Hebrew word pronounced ter-aw-feme, meaning an idol or idolatry, is variously rendered in English-language Bibles as either the transliterated (writing it in English according to the way it sounds in Hebrew) "teraphim," or the translated (writing it in English according to its meaning in Hebrew) "idol."In at least one instance (see below), the "idol" in idolatry was actually. teraphim definition: plural noun sing. ter′aph small images or other things representing household gods, used among ancient Semitic peoplesOrigin of teraphimMiddle English theraphym from Ecclesiastical Late Latin theraphim from Ecclesiastical G.
For the teraphim (household idols) speak wickedness (emptiness, worthlessness), And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted and suffer because there is no shepherd. Idols ( Occurrences) Acts You took up the tabernacle of Moloch, the star of your god Rephan, the figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.' (See NIV) Acts but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV).
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Teraphim (Hebrew: תרף teraph; plural: Hebrew: תרפים teraphim) is a Hebrew word from the Bible, found only in the plural, of uncertain etymology. Despite being plural, Teraphim may refer to singular objects, using the Hebrew plural of excellence.
The word Teraphim is explained in classical rabbinical literature as meaning disgraceful things (dismissed by modern etymologists.
The Hebrew word translated as 'gods' in Gen -- which this answer appears to equate with teraphim and 'idols' -- is 'elohiym, which is usually rendered 'God'. This answer would be strengthened with the addition of evidence for its claim that teraphim are idols.
– Schuh May 19 '15 at Question: "What are teraphim?" Answer: The word teraphim comes from the Hebrew word hatterapim that in the Bible usually refers to household idols or family gods. We first see this word in Genesis when Rachel stole her father’s household idols as she fled with her husband and family back to Jacob’s homeland.
24 Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
25 Before him there was no king like him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all. Question: "Why did people keep family idols in the Bible?" Answer: The Bible mentions several people who possessed teraphim, or household images were used as talismans to bring a blessing upon the household.
Two women married to men of God kept family idols—Rachel and Michal. Rachel was the wife of Jacob and the daughter of Laban. The rendering "images" occurs in I Sam. xix. 13 also, "idols" in Zech. 2, and "idolatry" in I Sam.
The form of the word in Hebrew must be regarded as a plural of excellence. Just as "Elohim" denotes "gods" and "God," the form "teraphim" is applicable to each. Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the saddle of the camel, and sat upon them.
And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not. New American Standard Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel’s saddle, and she sat on them.
And Laban felt through all the tent, but did not find them. Teraphim. givers of prosperity, idols in human shape, large or small, analogous to the images of ancestors which were revered by the Romans.
In order to deceive the guards sent by Saul to seize David, Michal his wife prepared one of the household teraphim, putting on it the goat's-hair cap worn by sleepers and invalids, and laid it in a bed, covering it with a mantle. The Bible mentions several people who possessed teraphim, or household idols.
These images were used as some sort of talisman to bring a blessing, or maybe to reveal secret knowledge to a household. At least two women married to men of God kept family idols, Rachel and Michal.
Abraham and the Idol Shop appears in Genesis Rabbah chapter 38 and is a biblical commentary on the early life of commentary explains what happened to Abraham when he was a young boy working in his father's idol shop.
The story has been used. Family gods or idols, at times consulted for omens. Some were the size and shape of a man, while others were much smaller(Ge ; 1Sa16) Archaeological findings in Mesopotamia indicate that possessing the teraphim images had a bearing on who would receive the family inheritance.(This may explain why Rachel took her father’s teraphim.
Definition of Teraphim. Images connected with the magical rites used by those Israelites who added corrupt practices to the patriarchal religion. Teraphim were consulted by the Israelites for oracular answers. Definition of Teraphim. Noun. An idol or other image of reverence and divination among the ancient Hebrews; apparently especially a kind of household god.
In the book of Micah there is a suggestion that he may have used a teraphim in seeking the mind of God. First we note that there were gods an ephod and teraphim in Michahs house.
And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. Genesis 34 Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel's saddle, and she sat on Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them.
The word teraphim is usually rendered "images" or "idols" but the word actually means the things pertaining to is an ancient word meaning priest.
Abraham's father was called Terah, though this is likely a title. Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.
Teraphim definition, idols or images reverenced by the ancient Hebrews and kindred peoples, apparently as household gods. See more. These teraphim were-just as much “idols” as is any pagan image or statue.* The * That the teraphim was a statue, and no small article either, is shown in I Samuel, xix, where Michal takes a teraphim (“image,” as it is translated) and puts it in bed to represent David, her husband, who ran away from Saul (see ve et seq.).
What does the Bible say about idolatry. Scripture strongly advises against the following of idols other than God. Practically speaking, the Bible says we should put living in a righteous manner above all other pursuits of the flesh and mind.
Idolatry, in this sense, means abandoning the way of God for another aim. Learn more from our list of Bible verses about idolatry below!. Hosea - For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and [without] teraphim: 2 Kings - Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put.Teraphim.
This word occurs only in the plural, and denotes images connected with magical rites. The derivation of the name is obscure. In one case -- (1 Samuel ,16) --a single statue seems to be intended by the teraphim, translated "images" in the Authorized Version, carried away from Laban by Rachel were regarded by Laban as gods, and it would therefore appear that they were.The vanquished kings would come and beg for the return of the idols (Luckenbill, ibid.,); to return an idol to his temple was considered an act of mercy (ibid.,).
Because of his fear of the enemy, the god would leave the idol (ibid., 2 (), ) "and fly to the heavens" (ibid., ; Jer.