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Adorn
Deck • Decoration • Garnish
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adorn; Adornment
Adorn; Adornment [Heb. ‘āḏâ (Isa. 61:10; Jer. 31:4), yāṭaḇ (2 K. 9:30), ṣāp̱â (2 Ch. 3:6), ḥēn (Prov. 3:22), pā’ar (Ps. 149:4); Gk. kósmos (1 Pet. 3:3), kosméō—‘order’]; AV also BEAUTIFY, GARNISH, GRACE, TIRE; NEB also DRESS, ORNAMENT, CROWN, DECK, EMBELLISH, “add lustre to.”In 2 Ch.
Deck
Deck (verb). Most uses (Job 40:10; Jer. 4:30; Ezk. 16:11, 13; 23:40; Hos. 2:13) are Heb. ‘āḏâ, “adorn” (so translated in Isa. 61:10; Jer. 31:4; see Adorn). In Isa. 61:10 “deck” translates Heb. yeḵahēn, which has been understood (BDB) as a form of kāhan, “act as a priest”; but some prefer to
Garnish
Garnish The word is not used by the RSV, but it occurs in the AV twice in the OT and four times in the NT. In 2 Ch. 3:6, the piel of Heb ṣāp̱â means to “overlay, plate.” Solomon overlaid or studded God’s house with precious stones, and so adorned and beautified it. In Job 26:13, šip̱râ is a feminine
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adorn
ADORN. A word meaning “to polish” or “to arrange,” it came to be used for dress, especially women’s dress (1 Tim 2:9; 1 Pet 3:3, 5; Rev 21:2). Figuratively, we are to adorn the doctrine of God (Tit 2:10).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adorn
ADORN (Gk. kosmeō, “to ornament”). To embellish with honor, gain; followed by a participle designating the act by which the honor is gained (Titus 2:10; 1 Pet. 3:5).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Garnish
Garnishoverlay with stones (2 Chr. 3:6), adorn (Rev. 21:19), deck with garlands (Matt. 23:29), furnish (12:44).In Job 26:13 (Heb. shiphrah, meaning “brightness”), “By his spirit the heavens are brightness” i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Adorn
ADORN — to decorate or beautify. In the New Testament, the Temple (Luke 21:5), the monuments of the righteous (Matt. 23:29), and an empty house (Matt. 12:44; Luke 11:25) are all adorned.Photo: Egyptian National MuseumIn this scene from an Egyptian tomb, a princess is adorned with a hairdressing by
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADORN
ADORN<a-dorn’> ([Κοσμέω, kosmeo]): Has as its primary meaning “to arrange,” “to put In order,” “to decorate.” It is used with reference to the manner in which Christian women were urged to dress. This was a vital question in the early church, and both Paul and Peter give advice on the subject
GARNISH
GARNISH<gar’-nish> ([צִפָּה‎, tsippah], [שִׁפְרָה‎, shiphrah]; [κοσμέω, kosmeo]): The word is used twice in the Old Testament. In 2 Ch 3:6, tsippah means “to overlay,” or “to plate.” Thus, he “garnished” the house or “overlaid” it, “studded” it, with precious stones, and thus adorned and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Adorn
adorn. The Greek word kosmeō G3175 (“to arrange, put in order, decorate, embellish”) is used in Scripture in both a literal and a figurative sense. The figurative use can be traced back to the OT (cf. Isa. 61:10). Paul says that slaves are to live in such a way that they will “make attractive” the doctrine
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Deck
deck. As a verb, this word is used in the sense of “adorn, decorate” (e.g., Hos. 2:13, rendering Heb. ʿādâ H6335; Rev. 17:4 KJV, rendering Gk. chrysoō G5998 [“to gild”]). As a noun, the word refers to the platform that extends from one side of a ship to the other, providing a floor for the space above
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Adorn
ADORN, a-dōrnʹ (κοσμέω, kosméō): Has as its primary meaning “to arrange,” “to put in order,” “to decorate.” It is used with reference to the manner in which Christian women were urged to dress. This was a vital question in the early church, and both Paul and Peter give advice on the subject (1 Tim
Garnish
GARNISH, gärʹnish (צִפָּה‎, çippāh, שִׁפְרָה‎, shiphrāh; κοσμέω, kosméō): The word is used twice in the OT. In 2 Ch 3:6, çippāh means “to overlay,” or “to plate.” Thus he “garnished” the house or “overlaid” it, “studded” it, with precious stones, and thus adorned and beautified it. In Job 26:13, shiphrāh
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