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TABERNACLE

When Israel left Egypt to begin a new life as an independent nation, God gave detailed arrangements for its organized religious life. According to these arrangements, Israel’s place of worship was to be a tabernacle, or tent, set up in the...

TALENT

The talent was the heaviest weight used in Israel in Bible times. It weighed approximately 50 kilogram (110 pounds), was equal to 3,000 shekels, and was used mainly in weighing metals (Exod 38:27). Large quantities of money were usually weighed in...

Talents

A talent is a kind of stewardship (responsibility in the kingdom of God). The parable of the talents teaches us that if we serve well in our administration, we will have greater responsibility. But if we don’t win properly, stewardship will eventually be...

TARSHISH

It is thought that Tarshish was a land in the western Mediterranean region, probably in Spain. It was rich in silver, iron, tin and lead (Jer 10:9; Ezek 27:12). Tarshish was a wealthy trading nation of the ancient world (Ps 72:10;...

TARSUS

Chief city of the province of Cilicia, Tarsus was a large and important city in the days of the Roman Empire (Acts 21:39; for map see ACTS, BOOK OF). It was famous for its educational institutions, and was considered the centre...
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