Taanach to Tarsus
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Taanach (Tanach)
Strong's #H8590

The king of Taanach was one of thirty-one rulers conquered by the Israelites under Joshua. The city of Taanach, spelled Tanach in Joshua 21:25, was allocated to the tribe of Manasseh as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 12:21, 17:11, 21:25, Judges 1:27, 5:19, 1Kings 4:12, 1Chronicles 7:29

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Approach of (to) Shiloh
Strong's #H8387

Taanathshiloh was one of the borders of the land given to the tribe of Ephraim.

Joshua 16:6

Strong's #H2888

Gideon's small army, in the middle of the night, surprised and startled the Midianites when they broke their pitchers and sounded their trumpets. The confused troops then began to fight each other in the darkness, with many of them fleeing to Tabbath located east of the Jordan River.

Judges 7:22

Strong's #H8404

Taberah is the place where God's anger burned against the wandering Israelites due to their complaining in the wilderness.

Numbers 11:3, Deuteronomy 9:22

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Palm tree, palm city
Strong's #H8412

Tadmor was one of the cities rebuilt (or built new) by King Solomon.

1Kings 9:18, 2Chronicles 8:4

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Strong's #H8480

Tahath was the son of Assir and a Levite who was one of many who served by singing praises to God in the time of King Solomon. Two other men named Tahath were members of the tribe of Ephraim.

Tahath is also one of the many places the Israelites encamped after leaving Egyptian bondage.

Numbers 33:26 - 37, 1Chronicles 6:24, 37, 7:20

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Lowest moon, lower ones monthly
Strong's #H8483

Tahtimhodshi is located east of the Jordan River in the land of Gilead. It is one of the many places Joab, King David's military commander, visited so that he could take a census of the people.

2Samuel 24:6

Palm tree
Strong's #H8559

Tamar is the name of at least three females in the Bible and one location.

The first Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah (founder of the Israelite tribe named after him). The second Tamar was one of King David's daughters raped by her half brother Amnon. The third Tamar was the only daughter of Absalom, one of King David's sons.

The city of Tamar was likely located near the southern end of the Dead Sea.

Genesis 38:6, 11, 13, 24, Ruth 4:12, 2Samuel 13, 14:27, 1Chronicles 2:4, 3:9, Ezekiel 47:19, 48:28

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Sprout of life
Strong's #H8542

Tammuz was a Babylonian God whom Ezekiel was shown, in vision, was being worshipped by women at Jerusalem's temple.

Ezekiel 8:14

Apple city
Strong's #H8599

Tappuah was the son of Hebron and a descendant of Caleb. The king of Tappuah was one of the thirty-one kings conquered by Joshua.

Tappuah is also the name of two cities. The first was within the land given to the tribe of Judah. The second, located in the northern part of Ephraim's territory, was nevertheless claimed by the tribe of Manasseh.

Joshua 12:17, 15:34, 16:8, 17:8

Tarshish (Tharshish)
Yellow jasper
Strong's #H8659

Tarshish is also spelled Tharshish in the King James version of 1Kings 10:22, 22:48 and 1Chronicles 7:10. Tarshish was one of Javan's sons and a descendant of Japheth. Another man by the same name was one of the seven princes of the King of Persia. A third man, whose name is spelled Tharshish in the King James, was a Benjamite tribal leader.

Tarshish is also the unknown location where King Solomon and King Hiram's men sailed to retrieve precious metals, exotic animals, precious stones and other treasures.

The prophet Jonah sought to flee to Tarshish in order to avoid warning the people of Nineveh of their impending destruction.

Genesis 10:4, 1Chronicles 1:7, 7:10, 2Chronicles 9:21, 20:36 - 37, Esther 1:14, Psalm 48:7, 72:10, Isaiah 2:16, 23:1, 6, 10, 14, 60:9, 66:19, Jeremiah 10:9, Ezekiel 27:12, 25, 38:13, Jonah 1:3, 4:2

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