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Greek/Hebrew Definitions



Strong's #6754: tselem (pronounced tseh'-lem)

from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol:--image, vain shew.




Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

tselem

1) image

1a) images (of tumours, mice, heathen gods)

1b) image, likeness (of resemblance)

1c) mere, empty, image, semblance (figuratively)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from an unused root meaning to shade



Usage:

This word is used 17 times:

Genesis 1:26: "said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,"
Genesis 1:27: "created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male"
Genesis 1:27: "man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female"
Genesis 5:3: "years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:"
Genesis 9:6: "shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man."
Numbers 33:52: "their pictures, and destroy all their molten images and quite pluck down all their high places:"
1 Samuel 6:5: "Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land;"
1 Samuel 6:5: "Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land;"
1 Samuel 6:11: "with the mice of gold and the images of their emerods."
2 Kings 11:18: "of Baal, and broke it down; his altars and his images broke they in pieces thoroughly, and slew"
2 Chronicles 23:17: "of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest"
Psalms 39:6: "Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up"
Psalms 73:20: "when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image."
Ezekiel 7:20: "he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore"
Ezekiel 16:17: "and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom"
Ezekiel 23:14: "men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,"
Amos 5:26: "the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made"









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