|NOUN1 || teraph | teraphim |
|NOUN2 || teraphim | teraphims |
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
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- Owing to the Book of Judges, in the account of Micah's Idol, describing the Tribe of Dan as having used ephod and teraphim in worship, and Samson (a member of the Tribe of Dan) being described as failing to adhere to the rules of a Nazarite, classical rabbinical writers concluded that Dan was very much a "black sheep".
- She lets David down through a window and hides teraphim in his bed as a ruse.
- Three methods of divination are noted: Biblical scholar Julie Galambush comments that "the arrows apparently functioned like lots, first labelled and then shaken together in a quiver, after which one was drawn out"; teraphim (images) were also used in Canaan and Israel (see [...] , [...] and [...]); hepatoscopy, divination based on the analysis of sheep livers, was widespread in the ancient Near East.
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