H8438 תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע
tôlâ‛ tôlê‛âh tôla‛ath tôla‛ath
to-law', to-lay-aw', (3,4) to-lah'-ath
From H3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of H8144) the crimson grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith

KJV Usage: crimson, scarlet, worm.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע

1. worm, scarlet stuff, crimson
a. worm - the female 'coccus ilicis'
b. scarlet stuff, crimson, scarlet
1. the dye made from the dried body of the female of the worm "coccus ilicis"
2. worm, maggot
a. worm, grub
b. the worm "coccus ilicis" ++++ When the female of the scarlet worm species was ready to give birth to her young, she would attach her body to the trunk of a tree, fixing herself so firmly and permanently that she would never leave again. The eggs deposited beneath her body were thus protected until the larvae were hatched and able to enter their own life cycle. As the mother died, the crimson fluid stained her body and the surrounding wood. From the dead bodies of such female scarlet worms, the commercial scarlet dyes of antiquity were extracted. What a picture this gives of Christ, dying on the tree, shedding His precious blood that He might "bring many sons unto glory" (Heb. 2:
4. (from page 73, "Biblical Basis for Modern Science", 1985, Baker Book House, by Henry Morris)
Origin: from H3216
TWOT: 2516b
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

View how H8438 תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע is used in the Bible

First 30 of 43 occurrences of H8438 תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע

Exodus 16:20 worms,
Exodus 25:4 and scarlet,
Exodus 26:1 and scarlet:
Exodus 26:31 and scarlet,
Exodus 26:36 and scarlet,
Exodus 27:16 and scarlet,
Exodus 28:5 and scarlet,
Exodus 28:6 of scarlet,
Exodus 28:8 and scarlet,
Exodus 28:15 and of scarlet,
Exodus 28:33 and of scarlet,
Exodus 35:6 and scarlet,
Exodus 35:23 and scarlet,
Exodus 35:25 and of scarlet,
Exodus 35:35 in scarlet,
Exodus 36:8 and scarlet:
Exodus 36:35 and scarlet,
Exodus 36:37 and scarlet,
Exodus 38:18 and scarlet,
Exodus 38:23 and in scarlet,
Exodus 39:1 and scarlet,
Exodus 39:2 and scarlet,
Exodus 39:3 and in the scarlet,
Exodus 39:5 and scarlet,
Exodus 39:8 and scarlet,
Exodus 39:24 and scarlet,
Exodus 39:29 and scarlet,
Leviticus 14:4 and scarlet,
Leviticus 14:6 and the scarlet,
Leviticus 14:49 and scarlet,

Distinct usage

20 and scarlet,
2 and scarlet:
2 and of scarlet,
2 and the scarlet,
1 of scarlet,
1 and of scarlet,
1 in scarlet,
1 and in scarlet,
1 and in the scarlet,
1 and with the scarlet:
1 of scarlet,
1 the grapes; for the worms
1 who is a worm?
1 But I am a worm,
1 like crimson,
1 under thee, and the worms
1 not, thou worm
1 in scarlet
1 a worm
1 against me: for their worm
1 worms,

Corresponding Greek Words

tola G2847 kokkinos
tola G2848 kokkos
tola G4663 skolex

Related words


H8439 תּולע tôlâ‛
The same as H8438; worm; Tola, the name of two Israelites

KJV Usage: Tola.

H8529 תּלע tâla‛
A denominative from H8438; to crimson, that is, dye that color

KJV Usage: X scarlet.

H3216 ילע yâla‛

A primitive root; to blurt or utter inconsiderately

KJV Usage: devour.

H4973 מתלּעה me thalle ‛âh
me thalle ‛âh
Contracted from H3216; properly a biter, that is, a tooth

KJV Usage: cheek (jaw) tooth, jaw.

H8144 שׁני shânı̂y

Of uncertain derivation; crimson, properly the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it

KJV Usage: crimson, scarlet (thread).