A Crowd
Any large group of people gathering together.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crowd The term appears many times in the RSV but is limited to the Gospels and Acts. It is usually a translation of Gk. óchlos, plḗthos, or laós. The usual equivalent in the AV is “multitude.” On many occasions the RSV also translates these Greek terms as “multitude” or “people,” following the pattern
Press The AV translation of Gk. óchlos in Mk. 2:4; 5:27, 30; Lk. 8:19; 19:3 (RSV “crowd”; see Crowd; Multitude). On “wine press,” see Vine; Wine Press.The verb occurs in the RSV with at least four different meanings: (1) to squeeze, push down on or against: e.g., Gen. 40:11 (Heb. śāḥaṭ); Ezk. 23:3
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PRESS. A wide variety of ideas is conveyed by this verb in different contexts. It refers to God’s judgment (Ps 38:2), the strong urging of another person (Gen 19:3; Jdg 16:16), and the crowding of a mob (Gen 19:9; Mk 3:10). The idea of forcible entry into the kingdom of God is expressed by the verb “press”
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
People, Crowd
People, crowdThe crowd is the gathering of the nameless common people of Palestine who provided an audience for Jesus’ public ministry. The crowd is the recipient of his teachings (see Teacher) and beneficiary of his healings.* The portrayal of the crowd in each Gospel not only helps set the scene for
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
PRESS. The equipment used to extract oil or wine from the fruit (see Oil, no. 2; Wine Press). The word is also the KJV term for the crowd (so NASB) that surrounded Jesus (Mark 2:4; 5:27, 30; Luke 8:19; 19:3).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Presspress, a device for crushing olives or grapes. See also Olive; Vine.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PRESS<pres>: As a verb is used in the Revised Version (British and American) as a translation of no less than 13 Greek and Hebrew words (rather more in the King James Version). All the Revised Version (British and American) uses are modern. In the King James Version may be noted The Wisdom of Solomon
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CROWD.—In many passages of the Gospels we read of the rapid gathering of a crowd around Jesus. The healing of the man with the withered hand seems to have been the first occasion on which a great company was drawn to Him by curiosity or by the hope of healing. ‘His fame went throughout all Syria. The
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
press. A vat in which grapes were trodden to extract their juice. See wine.Wooden screw press used to extract oil from olives.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
People, Crowd
PEOPLE, CROWDThe “people” or “crowd(s)” refers to the nameless population of *Israel, the common people who are the audience that hears Jesus’ teaching, witnesses his healings and exorcism, and responds positively or negatively to his ministry.1. Terminology and Nature of Study2. Common Narrative
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
PRESS, pres: As a vb. is used in RV as a tr of no less than 13 Gr and Heb words (rather more in AV). All the RV uses are modern. In AV may be noted Wisd 17:11, “pressed with conscience” (RV “pressed hard by”); 2 Macc 14:9, “pressed on every side” (RV “surrounded by foes”); Acts 18:5, “pressed in the
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