Tail
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TAIL

tal ('alyah; zanabh; oura): The broad tail of the Syrian sheep, wrongly rendered "rump" (which see) in the King James Version, is mentioned as one of the portions of sacrifice which was burned on the altar as a sweet savor to God (Exodus 29:22). The 2nd Hebrew word is used of the tails of serpents (Exodus 4:4), of foxes, which Samson tied together in his cruel sport, in order to destroy the grainfields of the Philistines by means of attached firebrands (Judges 15:4, etc.). The following seems to be an allusion to this incident: "Fear not, neither let thy heart be faint, because of these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah" (Isaiah 7:4).

Figurative: "Tail" = inferiority, as opposed to "head" = superiority, leadership. "Yahweh will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh" (Deuteronomy 28:13; compare also 28:44).

In the New Testament we find oura used of the apocalyptic animals, scorpions, horses, and the dragon (Revelation 9:10, 19; Revelation 12:4).

H. L. E. Luering

Greek
3769. oura -- a tail
... oura. 3770 . a tail. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: oura Phonetic
Spelling: (oo-rah') Short Definition: a tail Definition: a tail. ...
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4525. saino -- to wag the tail, hence to greet, flatter, disturb
... to wag the tail, hence to greet, flatter, disturb. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
saino Phonetic Spelling: (sah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I move, disturb ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2180. zanab -- tail, end, stump
... 2179, 2180. zanab. 2181 . tail, end, stump. Transliteration: zanab Phonetic
Spelling: (zaw-nawb') Short Definition: tail. Word Origin ...
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451. alyah -- the fat tail (of sheep)
... 450, 451. alyah. 452 . the fat tail (of sheep). Transliteration: alyah
Phonetic Spelling: (al-yaw') Short Definition: tail. Word ...
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2179. zinneb -- to cut off or smite the tail
... 2178, 2179. zinneb. 2180 . to cut off or smite the tail. Transliteration:
zinneb Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-nab') Short Definition: rear. ...
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1709. dag -- a fish
... or perhaps rather from da'ag (as timid); but still better from da'ag (in the sense
of squirming, ie Moving by the vibratory action of the tail); a fish (often ...
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Library

If the Scorpion, Swinging his Tail in the Air...
... Chapter VII. If the scorpion, swinging his tail in the air´┐Ż If the scorpion,
swinging his tail in the air, still reproach us with ...
/.../scorpiace antidote for the scorpions sting/chapter vii if the scorpion.htm

The Dragon, the Devil; the Stars Struck from Heaven by the Tail of ...
... Chapter X."The Dragon, the Devil; The Stars Struck from Heaven by the Tail of the
Dragon, Heretics; The Numbers of the Trinity, that Is, the Persons Numbered ...
/.../chapter x the dragon the devil.htm

The Earth Brings Forth, as if by Suppuration...
... And yet to smite with the tail"which tail will be whatever is prolonged from the
hindmost part of the body, and scourges"is the one movement which they all ...
/.../scorpiace antidote for the scorpions sting/chapter i the earth brings.htm

Be it So; Let it be Conceded that These Most Unfortunate Cattle ...
... extension of the gut by which the excrements are given off after being drained of
all their nourishing juices; while the offa penita is a beast's tail cut off ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/24 be it so let.htm

The Meaning
... And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them upon the
earth." This is the sign or image of the heathen Roman empire worshipping the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mede/a key to the apocalypse/the meaning 3.htm

How, by the Contrivance of the Devil, Brother Juniper was ...
... by his fury, would examine no further, but without delay condemned Brother Juniper,
as a traitor and murderer, to be fastened to a horse's tail, and so dragged ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter iii how by the.htm

God's Sovereignty and the Human Will
... Or, is the will connected with the other faculties, as the tail of the serpent is
with his body, and that again with his head, so that where the head goes, the ...
/.../pink/the sovereignty of god/chapter seven gods sovereignty and.htm

On the Study of Zoology.
... Why, I observe that this part which we call the tail of the lobster, is made
up of six distinct hard rings and a seventh terminal piece. ...
/.../huxley/lay sermons addresses and reviews/vi on the study of.htm

About the Dragon and the Young Man.
... And when the apostle had thus spoken, behold, a great dragon came forth from his
den, knocking his head, and brandishing his tail down to the ground, and ...
/.../unknown/acts of the holy apostle thomas/about the dragon and the.htm

From the Twelfth Chapter.
... 4. "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them upon
the earth."] Now, that he says that the dragon's tail drew the third part of ...
/.../commentary on the apocolypse of the blessed john/from the twelfth chapter.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The hindmost appendage of an animal
Thesaurus
Tail (16 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The hindmost appendage of an animal. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TAIL. tal ('alyah; zanabh; oura ...
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Fat-tail (1 Occurrence)
Fat-tail. Fats, Fat-tail. Fatted . Multi-Version Concordance
Fat-tail (1 Occurrence). Exodus 29:22 Also of the ram shalt ...
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Entrails (18 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that
covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is ...
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Innards (15 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that
covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is ...
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Covers (50 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that
covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is ...
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Inner (141 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that
covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is ...
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Lobe (19 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the
fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys ...
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Tails (4 Occurrences)
... Judges 15:4 Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned
tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between every two tails. ...
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Rump (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone
piece. 3. (n.) The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant. Int. ...
/r/rump.htm - 9k

Redundance (11 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:22 And thou hast taken from the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the
fat which is covering the inwards, and the redundance on the liver, and the ...
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Bible Concordance
Tail (16 Occurrences)

Revelation 12:4 His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 4:4 Yahweh said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." He put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 3:9 He shall offer from the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; its fat, the entire tail fat, he shall take away close to the backbone; and the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 7:3 He shall offer all of its fat: the fat tail, and the fat that covers the innards,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 8:25 He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the innards, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 9:19 and the fat of the bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the innards, and the kidneys, and the cover of the liver:
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:13 Yahweh will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if you shall listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:44 He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 15:4 Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between every two tails.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:24 And the cook took up the leg with the fat tail on it, and put it before Saul. And Samuel said, This is the part which has been kept for you: take it as your part of the feast; because it has been kept for you till the right time came and till the guests were present. So that day Saul took food with Samuel.
(BBE)

Job 40:17 He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:14 Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:15 The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 19:15 Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 24:4 And get the bits together, the fat tail, every good part, the leg and the top part of it: make it full of the best bones.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Tail

Related Terms

Fat-tail (1 Occurrence)

Entrails (18 Occurrences)

Innards (15 Occurrences)

Covers (50 Occurrences)

Inner (141 Occurrences)

Lobe (19 Occurrences)

Tails (4 Occurrences)

Rump (5 Occurrences)

Redundance (11 Occurrences)

Appendage (11 Occurrences)

Start (50 Occurrences)

Sheep (413 Occurrences)

Kidneys (15 Occurrences)

Leg (24 Occurrences)

Liver (16 Occurrences)

Net (91 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Inside (185 Occurrences)

Caught (110 Occurrences)

Kite (3 Occurrences)

Ostrich (9 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Weasel (1 Occurrence)

Fire-wood (4 Occurrences)

Foxes (9 Occurrences)

Fire-brands (3 Occurrences)

Firebrands (4 Occurrences)

Firebrand (3 Occurrences)

Fire-brand (3 Occurrences)

Thresher (1 Occurrence)

Torch (6 Occurrences)

Tortoise (1 Occurrence)

Torches (18 Occurrences)

Pair (18 Occurrences)

Pairs (13 Occurrences)

Palm-branch (2 Occurrences)

Bulrush (3 Occurrences)

Chameleon (1 Occurrence)

Chicken

Catcheth (10 Occurrences)

Ape

Sticks (25 Occurrences)

Scorpion (6 Occurrences)

Stern (8 Occurrences)

Tied (33 Occurrences)

Birds (125 Occurrences)

Fastened (43 Occurrences)

Fat (150 Occurrences)

Stick (47 Occurrences)

Thigh (38 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Fatted (17 Occurrences)

Palm (49 Occurrences)

Branch (60 Occurrences)

Ram (96 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Turneth (249 Occurrences)

Knit (11 Occurrences)

Underneath (19 Occurrences)

Organs (3 Occurrences)

Joining (43 Occurrences)

Jackal (3 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Layer (4 Occurrences)

Lash (2 Occurrences)

Grip (32 Occurrences)

Grasp (20 Occurrences)

Insides (1 Occurrence)

Inwards (24 Occurrences)

Fire-offering (45 Occurrences)

Flag (30 Occurrences)

Flung (11 Occurrences)

Fats (1 Occurrence)

Fan (8 Occurrences)

Teaches (24 Occurrences)

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