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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: טור

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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

טור

The verb טור (twr) doesn't occur in the Bible, so we don't really know what it might have meant to the Hebrews. But in Arabic a comparable verb meant to hover about or approach, limit or border. In the Bible the following derivations occur:

  • The masculine noun טור (tur) meaning row. This word is used for the enclosing rows of beams or stones in Solomon's buildings (1 Kings 6:36, 7:12), or Ezekiel's temple (Ezekiel 46:23), as well as for rows of carved pomegranates and such (1 Kings 7:20, 7:24). This word is also used for the rows of stones on the high priest's breast piece (Exodus 28:17-20).
  • The feminine noun טירה (tira), meaning encampment, doubtlessly named after the surrounding wall around the encampment (Genesis 25:16, Numbers 31:10, Song of Solomon 8:9).

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