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Tartan
Field marshal, general
Strong's #H8661

Tartan was a title used by the Assyrian military.

References
2Kings 18:17, Isaiah 20:1

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Tehaphnehes
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Tekel
Read our Handwriting on the Wall article.

Tekoa (Tekoah)
A stockade, trumpet blast
Strong's #H8620, #8621

Tekoa and Tekoah refer to the same city within the tribe of Judah's territory. It is the hometown of the Minor Prophet Amos. A person named Tekoa is also mentioned in Scripture.

It should be noted that the name Tekoah, in the KJV, is derived from the same Hebrew word as Tekoa (Strong's #8620) in 2Samuel 14:2. Tekoah, however, is derived from a slightly different word (Strong's #8621 meaning "trumpet blast") in 2Samuel 14:4 and 9.

References
2Samuel 14:2, 4, 9, 1Chronicles 2:24, 4:5, 2Chronicles 11:6, 20:20, Jeremiah 6:1, Amos 1:1

Telabib
Mound of the flood, mound of gree growth
Strong's #H8512

Telabib was a place near the river Chebar in Babylon where many Judean captives were living. Ezekiel the prophet, at Telabib, was astonished for seven days due to a fantastic vision he saw.

References
Ezekiel 3:15

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Telaim
Lambs
Strong's #H2923

Telaim was a city in the tribe of Judah's territory where Saul gathered 200,000 footmen to fight the Amalekites.

References
1Samuel 15:4

Telassar (Thelasar)
Assyrian hill
Strong's #H8515

Telassar is also spelled Thelasar in the KJV version of 2Kings 19:12. Telassar was a city conquered by the Assyrian Empire.

References
2Kings 19:12, Isaiah 37:12

Telem
Break up, oppression
Strong's #H2928

Telem was a man who promised Ezra the prophet that he would divorce his foreign ("strange") wife. Telem was also a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:24, Ezra 10:24

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Telharsa (Telharesha)
Mound of the deaf mute, mound of workmanship
Strong's #H8521

Telharsa is spelled Telharesha in the KJV version of Nehemiah 7:61.

Telharsa was home to Babylonian Jews who, in the time of the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah, could not prove they were Israelites.

References
Ezra 2:59, Nehemiah 7:61

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Telmelah
Mound of salt
Strong's #H4480, #8528

Telmelah was the home to Babylonian Jews who, in the time of the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah, could not prove they were Israelites.

References
Ezra 2:59, Nehemiah 7:61

Teman
South
Strong's #H8487

Teman was the name of one of the eleven "dukes" or princes of Edom and the name of one of its cities. It is also the name of Eliphaz's firstborn son.

References
Genesis 36:11, 15, 42, 1Chronicles 1:36, 53, Jeremiah 49:7, 20, Ezekiel 25:13, Amos 1:12, Obadiah 1:9, Habbakuk 3:3

Terah
Delay
Strong's #H8646

Terah was the father of Abraham (Abram), Nahor and Haran. He represents the nineteenth Biblical generation of mankind on earth.

Terah moved his entire family from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran when Abram was seventy years old. When Terah dies five years later, at the age of 205, Abram, Sarai (Sarah), Lot and his family migrate to the land of Canaan. Abraham's brother Nahor and his family decide to stay in the city.

References
Genesis 11:24 - 32, Joshua 24:2, 1Chronicles 1:26

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Tertius
Third
Strong's #G5060

Tertius was the person who wrote down all the Apostle Paul's words for his letter to the Romans.

References
Romans 16:22

Tertullus
Triple-hardened
Strong's #G5061

Tertullus was an Roman orator who was likely a well-seasoned lawyer familiar with trying cases in Roman courts. He was chosen by the Sanhedrin to present their case against the Apostle Paul before Roman procurator Felix in Caesarea.

References
Acts 24:1 - 2

Thaddeus (Thaddaeus)
Large hearted, courageous
Strong's #G2280

Thaddeus, spelled Thaddaeus in the KJV New Testament, was the surname of one of Jesus' twelve disciples.

References
Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18

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Thebes
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