Tipshah to Tyre
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Tiphsah
Ford, cross over
Strong's #H4480, #8607

Tiphsah was a city on the west bank of the Euphrates River that represented the greatest extent of King Solomon's influence. Another city named Tiphsah, in Samaria, was not only conquered by Israel's King Menahem but also had all its inhabitants killed and its pregnant women ripped open.

See our Assyrian Empire map for Tiphsah's location.

References
1Kings 4:24, 2Kings 15:16

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Tirzah
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Tishbite
Recourse, captivity
Strong's #H8664

A Tishbite is someone who grew up in the town of Tishbeh (Tishbe) which was located east of the Jordan River in the land of Gilead. Elijah lived in this city during his prophetic ministry.

References
1Kings 17:1, 21:17, 28, 2Kings 1:3, 8, 9:36

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Titus
Nurse
Strong's #G5103

Titus was a Greek (Gentile) convert to Christianity who was one of Paul's most trusted fellow laborers in the gospel. Interestingly, although he worked closely with the apostle, his name is not mentioned at all in the book of Acts.

References
Galatians 2:1, 3, 2Corinthians 2:13, 7:6, 13 - 14, 8:6, 16, 23, 12:18, 13:14, Titus 1:4, 3:15, 2Timothy 4:10

Tobiah
Goodness of Jehovah
Strong's #H2900

References
Ezra 2:60, Nehemiah 2:10, 19, 4:3, 7, 6:1 - 19, 7:62, 13:4 - 8

Tola
Worm
Strong's #H8439

Two Tolas are mentioned in Scripture. The first one was the son of Issachar (founder of one of Israel's tribes). The second Tola, in the northern part of Israel, was one of Israel's Judges. He served in this capacity from 1102 to 1079 B.C.

References
Genesis 46:13, Numbers 26:23, Judges 10:1, 1Chronicles 7:1 - 2

Tophel
White, quagmire
Strong's #H8603

Tophel was near where, before his death, Moses gave his farewell speech to Israel.

References
Deuteronomy 1:1

Tophet (Topheth)
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Trachonitis
Rough district, rugged region
Strong's #G5139

Trachonitis is one of the regions Herod Philip (Philip the Tetrarch) governed when John the Baptist began his public ministry.

References
Luke 3:1

Troas
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Trogyllium
A cache
Strong's #G5175

Trogyllium was a coastal city located in the southwestern part of Asia Minor. The Apostle Paul tarried at the city, for a short time, during his third missionary journey.

References
Acts 20:15

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Trophimus
Nutritive, nutritous
Strong's #G5161

Trophimus, a Gentile convert to Christianity, was one of a few people who accompanied the Apostle Paul on his trip from Corinth to Jerusalem during his third missionary journey.

References
Acts 20:4, 21:29, 2Timothy 4:20

Tryphena
Luxurious
Strong's #G5170

Tryphena was one of the many Christians in Rome greeted by the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans. Tryphena was commended by Paul for her service to God.

References
Romans 16:12

Tryphosa
Luxuriating
Strong's #G5173

Tryphosa was one of the many Christians in Rome greeted by the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans. Tryphosa was commended by Paul for her service to God.

References
Romans 16:12

Tubal
Thou shall be bought
Strong's #H8422

Tubal was the son of Noah's flood survivor Japheth and one of Noah's grandsons. Tubal may have also been the name of a region in eastern Asia Minor.

References
Genesis 10:2, 1Chronicles 1:5, Isaiah 66:19, Ezekiel 27:13, 32:26, 38:2 - 3, 39:1

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Tubalcain
Thou will be brought (offspring) of Cain
Strong's #H8423

Tubalcain, who was known for his skill in metalworking, was the son of Lamech.

References
Genesis 4:22

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Tychicus
Fortuitous, fortunate, fateful
Strong's #G5190

Tychicus delivered to Ephesus the Apostle Paul's letter to the city's Christians. He also, along with Onesimus, delivered the book of Colossians to Colosse.

References
Acts 20:4, Ephesians 6:21, Colossians 4:7, 2Timothy 4:12, Titus 3:12

Tyrannus
Sovereign, a tyrant
Strong's #G5181

The Apostle Paul, during his third missionary journey, stayed in Ephesus for more than three years. Although he initially taught in a local synagogue, he and fellow Christians moved to the school of Tyrannus due to Jewish resistence to the gospel message.

References
Acts 19:9

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Tyre
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