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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abound; Abundance; Abundant; Abundantly
Abound; Abundance; Abundant; Abundantly These words are used frequently by the RSV to translate a variety of Hebrew and Greek terms. In the OT they most often represent the Hebrew noun rōḇ, “multitude, great quantity” (e.g., Dt. 28:47; Neh. 9:25; Ps. 37:11), the adjective raḇ, “numerous, much, plentiful” (e.g.,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
AbundanceAbundance in the Bible is of two types-physical, or earthly, and spiritual. The two are interrelated, for earthly abundance is consistently portrayed as a blessing from God, who gives it as a reward for covenant keeping or simply out of grace. On a spiritual level the vocabulary of abundance
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABOUND; ABUNDANCE; ABUNDANT; ABUNDANTLY<a-bound’>, <a-bun’-dans>, <a-bun’-dant>, <a-bun’-dant-li>: These words represent in the English Versions of the Bible a considerable variety of different words in the Hebrew and Greek original. In the Old Testament they most frequently stand for some form of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Abound, Abundance, Abundant, Abundantly
ABOUND, a-boundʹ, ABUNDANCE, a-bunʹ-dans, ABUNDANT, a-bunʹdant, -LY, a-bunʹdant-li: These words represent in the EV a considerable variety of different words in the Heb and Gr original. In the OT they most frequently stand for some form of the stem rābh, signifying “to cast together,” “to increase.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ABUNDANCE [רֹבrov; περίσσευμα perisseuma]. Abundance refers to a large quantity or a plentiful amount of either material or non-material entities. In biblical texts it often connotes an amount over and above basic needs or expectations.The OT refers frequently to the abundance of God’s “steadfast
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