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Abundance of Delicacies
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Delicacies, Abundance of
Delicacies, Abundance of Archaic in Rev. 18:3, AV, for Gk. dýnamis toú strḗnous, RSV “wealth of [her] wantonness,” NEB “bloated wealth.” See also Deliciously, Live.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DELICACY
DELICACY<del’-i-ka-si> ([τὸ στρη̂νος, to strenos]): Found only in Revelation 18:3, King James Version: “The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” the Revised Version (British and American) has very properly changed delicacies to “wantonness,” and “luxury”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Delicacy
DELICACY, delʹi-ka-si (τὸ στρῆνος, tó strē̇nos): Found only in Rev 18:3 AV: “The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” RV has very properly changed delicacies to “wantonness,” and “luxury” in the margin, which is much nearer to the original.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DELICACY
DELICACY [מַעֲדָןmaʿadhan]. Rich, expensive food eaten by kings and rulers (Gen 49:20; Prov 23:3), sometimes associated with evil (Ps 141:4) or with the deceptions of enemies (Jer 51:34; Sir 13:7). See FOOD; WEALTH.