Abram rescues Lot
Abram fought the four kings who had carried off Lot. He defeated them and brought back the plunder and captives.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rescue [Heb. hiphil of nāšal (Gen. 37:22; Nu. 35:25; Dt. 25:11; Jgs. 8:34; 9:17; 1 S. 7:14; 30:8, 18; etc.), niphal of nāšal (Am. 3:12; Mic. 4:10), hiphil of yāšaʿ (Dt. 22:27; 2 K. 16:7), piel of ḥālaš (Ps. 91:15), niphal of mālaṭ (Isa. 49:24f), piel of pālaṭ (Ps. 71:2, 4; 82:4), pāḏâ (71:23),
Rid; Riddance
Rid; Riddance “Rid” is used by the AV in the archaic sense of “rescue” or “deliver” to render Heb. pāṣâ in Ps. 144:7, 11 and the hiphil of nāṣal in Gen. 37:22; Ex. 6:6; Ps. 82:4 (see Deliver). In Lev. 26:6 (AV, NEB) it is used in the usual sense of “remove” (RSV), rendering the hiphil of šāḇaṯ.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
RescueThe Bible is filled with stories and images of rescue. It is an anthology of rescue stories, spoken and written by people who had themselves participated in a grand rescue and who want their listeners and readers to be recipients of rescue also. In fact the biblical narrative, stretching from
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RID; RIDDANCE<rid>, <rid’-ans>: “Rid” originally meant “rescue” (the King James Version Genesis 37:22; Exodus 6:6; Psalm 82:4; 144:7, 11), whence the meaning “remove” or “clean out” (Leviticus 26:6 the King James Version, with “riddance” in Leviticus 23:22; Zeph 1:18). The
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Rid, Riddance
RID, rid, RIDDANCE, rid′ans: “Rid” originally meant “rescue” (AV Gen 37:22; Ex 6:6; Ps 82:4; 144:7, 11), whence the meaning “remove” or “clean out” (Lev 26:6 AV, with “riddance” in Lev 23:22; Zeph 1:18). The word occurs in ARV and in ERV in Ex 6:6.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
RESCUE [יָשַׁעyashaʿ, נָצַלnatsal; ἐξαιρέω exaireō]. To rescue means to save or deliver. Biblical use of the verb rescue denotes a removal from danger to a place of safety and security. Both God and individuals rescue the people. God is remembered for rescuing the Israelites from the Egyptians and
Key passages
Ge 14:13–16

Then one who escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he was living at the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner. They were allies with Abram. When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he summoned his trained men, born in his house, three hundred …