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Teraphim

Teraphim

These appear to have been ancient images of household gods. They were relatively small in size and easily carried. The teraphim were taken away from Jacob by his daughter Rachel (Gen. 31). They were probably seen as bringers of good luck. They are mentioned throughout the earlier record of Hebrew society, but beginning with the prophet Samuel (I Sam. 15:23) were condemned by association with sorcery and idolatry.

When Josiah conducted his reforms (II Kings. 23:24), the destruction of the teraphim was included among his actions. They were still being used, however, after the period of the Babylonian exile (Zech. 10:2).

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teraphim

teraphim (tĕr´əfĬm), in the Bible, a plural term of uncertain origin referring either to household idols or to idols set up in a local sanctuary, or consulted for purposes of divination. Little is known regarding their form, except that they could be of a person's size, or small enough to be carried by hand.

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Teraphim

Teraphim. Household gods mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures. The teraphim appear in the story of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 31. 34) and of Michal and David (1 Samuel 19. 13). They were condemned and removed by Josiah in his reform of the cult (2 Kings 23. 24).

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