Porpoise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Any small cetacean of the genus Phocaena, especially P. communis, or P. phocaena, of Europe, and the closely allied American species (P. Americana). The color is dusky or blackish above, paler beneath. They are closely allied to the dolphins, but have a shorter snout. Called also harbor porpoise, herring hag, puffing pig, and snuffer.

2. (n.) A true dolphin (Delphinus); -- often so called by sailors.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PORPOISE

por'-pus (the Revised Version margin has "porpoise-skin" for `or tachash, the Revised Version (British and American) "sealskin," the King James Version "badgers' skins" (Exodus 25:5; Exodus 26:14; Exodus 35:7, 23; 36:19:00; 39:34 Numbers 4:6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 25 Ezekiel 16:10)): The word denotes leather used in the furnishings of the tabernacle (for shoes in Ezekiel 16:10), and was probably the skin of the dugong, Halichore dugong, Arabic tukhas, which is found in the Red Sea.

See BADGER.

Strong's Hebrew
8476. tachash -- perhaps porpoise (a kind of leather or skin)
... 8475, 8476. tachash. 8477 . perhaps porpoise (a kind of leather or skin).
Transliteration: tachash Phonetic Spelling: (takh'-ash) Short Definition: porpoise ...
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Thesaurus
Porpoise (14 Occurrences)
... They are closely allied to the dolphins, but have a shorter snout. Called also
harbor porpoise, herring hag, puffing pig, and snuffer. ...PORPOISE. ...
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Badger (9 Occurrences)
... the King James Version "badgers' skins," the Revised Version (British and American)
"sealskin," the Revised Version, margin "porpoise-skin," Septuagint dermata ...
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Port (3 Occurrences)

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Sealskin (8 Occurrences)
... skin: The rendering of the Revised Version (British and American) (Exodus 25:5 Ezekiel
16:10) for `or tachash, the Revised Version margin "porpoise-skin," the ...
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Zoology
... Red Deer (sv DEER) (3) Camelidae, Camel PROBOSCIDEA: Elephant HYRACOIDEA: Coney
SIRENIA: Dugong (sv BADGER) CETACNA: Whale, Dolphin, Porpoise RODENTIA: Mouse ...
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Porphyry (1 Occurrence)

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Skin (115 Occurrences)
... The Revised Version, rejecting the translation "badgers' skins," substitutes
"sealskins" and adds "porpoise skins" in the margin. ...
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Sandals (30 Occurrences)
... Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10; lit. tahash, "leather;" AV, "badger's
skin;" RV, "sealskin, " or marg., "porpoise-skin"). (see SHOE.). ...
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Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)
... name, mishkan (Exodus 26:1, 6); a second, the tent" covering of goats' hair; and
a third, a protective covering of rams' and seal- (or porpoise-) skins, cast ...
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Concordance
Porpoise (14 Occurrences)

Exodus 25:5
rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
(See NAS)

Exodus 26:14
You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.
(See NAS)

Exodus 35:7
rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
(See NAS)

Exodus 35:23
Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them.
(See NAS)

Exodus 36:19
He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.
(See NAS)

Exodus 39:34
the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen,
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:6
and shall put a covering of sealskin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its poles.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:8
They shall spread on them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:10
They shall put it and all its vessels within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it on the frame.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:11
"On the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:12
"They shall take all the vessels of ministry, with which they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:14
They shall put on it all its vessels, with which they minister about it, the fire pans, the flesh hooks, the shovels, and the basins; all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread on it a covering of sealskin, and put in its poles.
(See NAS)

Numbers 4:25
they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle, and the Tent of Meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above on it, and the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 16:10
I clothed you also with embroidered work, and shod you with sealskin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and covered you with silk.
(See NAS)

Subtopics

Porpoise

Porpoise: (Margin, RV)

Porpoise: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Badger (9 Occurrences)

Port (3 Occurrences)

Sealskin (8 Occurrences)

Zoology

Porphyry (1 Occurrence)

Skin (115 Occurrences)

Sandals (30 Occurrences)

Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)

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