Definition of Teraphim

1. n. pl. 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

1. Noun. An idol or other image of reverence and divination among the ancient Hebrews; apparently especially a kind of household god. ¹

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Definition of Teraphim

1. teraph [n] - See also: teraph

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teraphim

terakatals
terakihi
terakihis
teralitre
teralitres
teralumen
terameter
terameters
terametre
terametres
teramorphous
terannual
teraohm
teraohms
teraph
teraphim (current term)
teraphims
terapin
terapins
teras
terascale
terasecond
teraseconds
terata
teratic
teratical
teratism
teratisms
terato-
teratoblastoma

Literary usage of Teraphim

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1. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1897)
"The former says : The worshippers of the teraphim claimed that the light of the principal stars [planets], penetrating into and filling the carved statue ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"The quasi-altar, (rendered 'graven image' in our version,) the images or teraphim, the ephod for the officiating person, and other things bearing a ..."

3. The Book of the Twelve Prophets Commonly Called the Minor by George Adam Smith (1898)
"AGAINST THE teraphim AND SORCERERS (x. 1, 2). This little piece is connected with the previous one only through the latter's conclusion upon the fertility ..."

4. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"It is important to notice that DO singular is found of the word teraphim, ... The worship or use of teraphim after the occupation of the Promised I-aiid ..."

5. Nineveh and Its Palaces: The Discoveries of Botta and Layard, Applied to the by Joseph Bonomi (1857)
"Again, the word teraphim being in the plural form, each individual figure is generally understood to have been a compound body, and this affords farther ..."

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