6754. tselem
Lexical Summary
tselem: an image
Original Word: צֶלֶם
Transliteration: tselem
Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-lem)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: an image
Meaning: a phantom, illusion, resemblance, a representative figure, an idol
Strong's Concordance
image, vain show

From an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol -- image, vain shew.


H6754. tselem

צֶ֫לֶםnoun masculineEzekiel 16:17 image (something cut out, compare מֶּסֶל‎; Nö 'Schnitzbild'); — ׳צ‎ absolute Psalm 39:7, construct Genesis 1:27 +; suffix צַלְמוֺ1:27; 5:3, צַלְמֵנוּ1:26, צַלְמָםPsalm 73:20; plural construct צַלְמֵי1 Samuel 6:5 (twice in verse) +, suffix צְלָמָיו2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17, צַלְמֵיכֶםAmos 5:26; —

1 images of tumours and mice (of gold) 1 Samuel 6:5 (twice in verse); 6:11; especially of heathen gods Amos 5:26 (text dubious; strike out We as gloss, compare GASm Dr), 2 Kings 11:18 2 Chronicles 23:17 (both with verb שִׁבְּרוּ‎), Ezekiel 7:20, so ׳צ זָכָר16:17 (i.e. in male form, according to figurative of harlotry for idolatry); מַסֵכֹתָם צַלְמֵיNumbers 33:52 their molten images; of painted pictures of men Ezekiel 23:14.

2 image, likeness, of resemblance, ׳בְּצ‎ (בָּרָא‎) עָשָׂה‎, of God's making man in his own image, Genesis 1:26("" כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ‎), 1:27; 1:27; 9:6, ׳כְּצ5:3 ("" בִּדְמוּתוֺ‎; all P).

3 figurative = mere, empty, image, semblance, ׳בְּצPsalm 39:7 as (ב‎ essentiae) a (mere) semblance man walks about; תִּבְזֶה צַלְמָם73:20 thou wilt despise their semblance.

צְלֵם17 noun masculineDaniel 2:31 image (see Biblical Hebrew צלם‎); — absolute ׳צ2:31; 3:1; construct ׳צ3:19, צֶ֫לֶם3:5 +; emphatic צַלְמָא2:31 +; — image 2:31 (twice in verse); 2:32, 34, 35; 3:1 10t. 3; ׳צ אַנֶמּוֺהִי3:19 i.e. his expression.


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