Tarshish, Tharshish [TÔö£├▒r'shish,ThÔö£├▒r'shish] hard or contemplation. This name is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, principally in connection with a place hard to identify. The navy and ships of Tarshish prove it to have been of maritime importance. Josephus, the Jewish historian, wrongly identified it with Tarsus (1 Kings 10:222 Chron. 9:21Jonah 1:34:2). A grandson […]

Terah, Tarah, Thara [TÔöÇ├┤’rah,TÔöÇ├╝’ra, ThÔöÇ├╝’rÔöÇ├ó]…–wild goat or turning, wandering.…A son of Nahor and father of Abraham and ancestor of Christ (Gen. 11:24-32Josh. 24:21 Chron. 1:26Luke 3:34). See Numbers 33:27, 28. The Man Who Died Half Way Along with his three sons, Abraham, Nahor and Haran, Terah migrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran, where […]

“What should we learn from what the Bible says about Tamar?”……Answer: There are two women named Tamar mentioned in Scripture. Both are tragic figures, women who were ruined by the neglect and abuse of close family members. Their stories seem to be included in Scripture for the purpose of providing historical and spiritual information about […]

Thaddaeus[ThÔöÇ├óddae’us]…–breast, one that praises or man of heart. One of the twelve apostles of Christ (Matt. 10:3Mark 3:18), also called Labbeus, or Lebbeus, and sometimes identified as Jude, who wrote the epistle bearing his name. This apostle then, was known by three names, two of which were terms of endearment used toward him from early […]

The Man by the Pool His work: Since the man by the pool was an invalid, he may have made his living by begging. …His character: His role in the story seems almost entirely passive, perhaps in keeping with his character. He showed evidence neither of faith nor gratitude after the miracle of his healing […]

“Who were the Essenes? Was John the Baptist an Essene?”……The Essenes were a Jewish mystical sect somewhat resembling the Pharisees. They lived lives of ritual purity and separation. They originated about 100 B.C., and disappeared from history after the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. The Essenes are not directly mentioned in Scripture, although some […]

Tertullus [TÔö£ÔòùrtÔö╝┬íl’lus] derived from Tertius, and meaning, LIAR or IMPOSTOR. A Roman advocate employed by the Jewish authorities to prosecute Paul before Felix, the Roman Governor or Procurator …Acts 24:1, 2…Five days later Ananias, the high priest, arrived with some of the Jewish elders and the lawyer (Greek some elders and an orator)Tertullus, to present […]