idols or images reverenced by the ancient Hebrews and kindred peoples, apparently as household gods.
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How to use teraphim in a sentence
He also used images (teraphim) which he consulted and looked into the liver.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
For the sin of witchcraft comes from rebellion, and the iniquity of teraphim from stubbornness.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
The teraphim were certainly images of family gods, and, as such, in all probability represented deceased ancestors.The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study | Thomas Henry Huxley
teraphim are household idols that may have been associated with inheritance rights to the household property.
In the back to one side, the teraphim, or image of divination; on the other side a stairway mounts to the roof.David | Cale Young Rice