ohel: a tentOriginal Word: אֹ֫הֶלPart of Speech:
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from an unused wordDefinition
a tentNASB Translation
home (1), owned (1), side pillar (1), tent (285), tents (56).
Brown-Driver-Briggs אֹ֫הֶל343 noun masculineGenesis 13:3 tent
(compare Assyrian âlu
, above, Arabic
, fellow-dwellers, family
, Sabean אהל
DHMZMG 1883, 341
and others, also in proper names Sabean & Phoenician see אהליאב
) — absolute ׳א Genesis 4:20
+; construct id. Exodus 28:43
locative) Genesis 18:6
+; suffix אָהֳלִי Job 29:4
+; אָֽהָלִךָ Psalm 61:5
; אָֽהֳלֹה Genesis 9:21
3t. (see DrSm xxxv
); plural אֹהָלִים Genesis 13:5
+ (Ges§ 23
. 3); בָֽאֳהָלִים Judges 8:11
+; construct אָהֳלֵי Numbers 16:26
+; suffix אֹהָלַי Jeremiah 4:20
; אֹהָלֶיךָ Numbers 24:5
+; אָהֳלֵיכֶם Joshua 22:8
+, etc. —
1 tent of nomad Songs 1:5; Jeremiah 6:3; Jeremiah 49:29; ׳ישֵׁב א dweller in tents Genesis 4:20; Genesis 25:27 (J); אָהֳלֵי מִקְנֶה tents of cattle2Chron 14:14; of soldier 1 Samuel 17:54 compare Dr, Jeremiah 37:10; 1 Kings 8:66 לְאֹהָלֶיךָ, ישׂראל, exclamation, to thy tents, Israel ! 1 Kings 12:16 (twice in verse) compare 2Chronicles 10:16; 2 Samuel 20:1 (but compare Dr, 1 Samuel 17:54); of pleasure-tent on house-top 2 Samuel 16:22 (= bridal-tent, bridal pavilion, compare חֻמָּה Psalm 19:5; Joel 2:16 see RSKinship 168).
2 dwelling, habitation; Psalm 91:10 לְאֹהָלֶ֑ךָ home (literally to thy tents, plural) Judges 19:9 (after הלך); ׳א בֵּיתִי habitation of my house Psalm 132:3 compare Daniel 11:45; דוד ׳א habitation or palace of David where throne erected Isaiah 16:5; בַת צִיּוֺן ׳א h. of daughter of Zion (= Jerusalem) Lamentations 2:4; אָהֲלֵי יַעֲקֹב Jeremiah 30:18; Malachi 2:12 ("" מִשְׁכָּן); יְהוּדָה ׳א Zechariah 12:7 ("" בית דוד); רְשָׁעִים ׳א h. of wicked Job 8:22, compare רֶשַׁע ׳א Psalm 84:11, יְשָׁרִים ׳א Proverbs 14:11; שֹׁחַד ׳א Job 15:34; צַדִּיקִים ׳א Psalm 118:15; אֱדוֺם ׳א = Edom itself, Psalm 83:7 compare קְדָר ׳א Psalm 120:5 כוּשָׁן ׳א Habakkuk 3:7.
3 the sacred tent used in worship of God; הָאֹהֶל the tent; מוֺעֵד ׳א tent of meeting of God with his people (tent of congregation or assembly Ges MV and others) According to E Moses so called the tent which he used to pitch without the camp, afar off, into which he used to enter, & where God spake with him face to face, Exodus 33:7-11 Numbers 12:5,10; Deuteronomy 31:14,15; J seems to have same conception of an ׳מ ׳א outside the camp, Numbers 11:24,26; D has no allusion to such a tent; P mentions it 131 t. as ׳מ ׳א; 19 t. as הָאֹהֶל (compare Ezekiel 41:1) & הָעֵדוּת ׳א, tent of the testimony Numbers 9:15; Numbers 17:22; Numbers 17:23; Numbers 18:2 (as containing ark & tables of the testimony) compare 2 Chronicles 24:6; this tent sometimes confounded with the מִשְׁכָּן but distinguished in ׳מ ׳מִשְׁכַּן א Exodus 39:32; Exodus 40:2,6,29, compare 1 Chronicles 6:17; הַמִּשְׁכָּן וְהָאֹהֶל Numbers 3:25; אֶתהַֿמִּשְׁכָּן וְאֶתאָֿהֳלוֺ Exodus 35:11; tent was of three layers of skins, goatskins, ramskins, & tachash skins, each layer of eleven pieces stretched in form of a tent, covering & protecting the מִשְׁכָּן, which was in form of parallelopip. (Exodus 26). An אֹהֶל מוֺעֵד was at Shilo 1 Samuel 2:22 (omitted ᵐ5; see Dr) compare Psalm 78:60, called יוֺסֵף ׳א Psalm 78:67. The Mosaic ׳מ ׳א was later at Gibeon 2 Chronicles 1:3,6,13; courses of ministry arranged for service at ׳מ ׳א 1 Chronicles 6:17; 1 Chronicles 23:32 compare 1 Chronicles 9:19 (׳הָא), 1 Chronicles 9:21; 1 Chronicles 9:23 (׳בֵּית הָא); David erected an אֹהֶל for ark on Mt. Zion 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 15:1; 1 Chronicles 16:1; 2Chronicles 1:4; Joab fled for refuge to יהוה ׳א 1 Kings 2:28-30; sacred oil brought from ׳הָא 1 Kings 1:39; the מוֺעֵד ׳א was taken up into temple 1 Kings 8:4 2Chronicles 5:5; ׳י had not previously dwelt in a בַּיִת, but had gone מֵאֹהֶל אֶלאֹֿהֶל from tent to tent, from one to another, 1 Chronicles 17:5, compare 2 Samuel 7:6; יהוה ׳א ("" בַּיִת & הַר קֹדֶשׁ) is refuge & dwelling-place of righteous, Psalm 15:1; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 27:6; Psalm 61:5 (compare Psalm 90:1).
covering, dwelling-place, home, tabernacle, tent
From 'ahal; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) -- covering, (dwelling)(place), home, tabernacle, tent.
see HEBREW 'ahal