Ancients • Antiquity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ancient This word renders several Hebrew terms: (1) qeḏem, denoting the remote past (Dt. 33:15; Isa. 19:11; etc.); (2) ‘ôlām, indicating lengthy duration (Prov. 22:28; Jer. 18:15; Ezk. 36:2; etc.); (3) ‘attîq, a rare word denoting spatial removal (Isa. 28:9) or an ancient tradition (1 Ch. 4:22).
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Children in Late Antiquity
CHILDREN IN LATE ANTIQUITYThe life and experience of children in the world of the NT compared with the experience of being a child in the world of the twenty-first century clearly illustrates the difference between the two worlds. The modern understanding of a child and childhood as a special class
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ANCIENTS (Heb. zāqēn, “old”). The aged either decrepit or vigorous (Gen. 18:12–13; 19:31; 24:1, etc.); elders, i.e., chief men, magistrates (Isa. 3:14; 24:23; Jer. 19:1; Ezek. 7:26; 8:11–12). See Elders.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANCIENT<an’-shent>: This word renders several Hebrew words:1. קֶדֶם‎ [qedhem], which denotes “beforetime,” “yore”; generally the remote past (compare Deuteronomy 33:15, “ancient mountains”; Judges 5:21, Kishon, the “ancient river”; Isaiah 19:11 “ancient kings”).2. זָקֵן‎ [zaqen],
ANTIQUITY<an-tik’-wi-ti> ( קַדַמָה‎ [qadhmah], from קָדַם‎ [qadham], “to precede in time,” “to be old”): In Ezekiel 16:55; 36:11, rendered “former”; in Psalm 129:6, “before.” Translated “antiquity” only in Isaiah 23:7 to indicate the primeval age of Tyre, which Strabo terms, “after
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Ancient.—A title of dignity bestowed on aged persons, because they were chosen from among men to fill important functions. Among the Jews, the ancients of the people of Israel were the chiefs of the tribes and of the great families who, at the beginning, formed a kind of government, and had authority
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ANCIENT, ān’shent: This word renders several Heb words: (1) קֶדֶם‎, ḳedhem, which denotes “beforetime,” “yore”; generally the remote past (cf Dt 33:15, “ancient mountains”; Jgs 5:21, Kishon, the “ancient river”; Isa 19:11 “ancient kings”). (2) זָקֵן‎, zāḳēn, “old” in years. Whereas the AV generally
ANTIQUITY, an-tikʹwi-ti (קַדְמָה‎, ḳadhmāh, from קָדַם‎, ḳādham, “to precede in time,” “to be old”): In Ezk 16:55; 36:11, rendered “former”; in Ps 129:6, “before.” Trd “antiquity” only in Isa 23:7 to indicate the primeval age of Tyre, which Strabo terms, “after Sidon,” the oldest Phoen city. Delitzsch