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Ask
Asking • Request • Require
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ask
Ask [esp. Heb. šā’al; Gk. aitéo, erōtáō, eperōtáō, pynthánomai].A distinction can probably be made between Heb. šā’al/GK. (ep)erōtáō, which imply the request of an equal, and aitéō, the word commonly used with reference to prayer, where the petition is by an inferior asking from a superior
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASK
ASK<ask> ( שָׁאַל‎ [sha’al] “to inquire,” “to seek for counsel,” “to demand”): It is the word commonly used in the Old Testament and is equivalent to [ἐπερωτάω, eperotao], “to request,” used in the New Testament. It does not imply any inferiority on the part of the person asking (Psalm 2:8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ask
ASK, ask (שָׁאַל‎, shā’al “to inquire,” “to seek for counsel,” “to demand”): It is the word commonly used in the OT and is equivalent to ἐπερωτάω, eperōtáō, “to request,” used in the NT. It does not imply any inferiority on the part of the person asking (Ps 2:8). It is the Son who is bidden to ask,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASK, REQUEST
ASK, REQUEST [שָׁאַלbaʿah, בָּעהbaqar, בָּקָרbaqash, בָּקַשׁdarash, דָּרַשׁshaʾal; αἰτέω aiteō, ἐρωτάω erōtaō, ἐπερωτάω eperōtaō, δέομαι deomai, ζητέω zēteō, πυνθάνομαι pynthanomai]. The Hebrew word most frequently translated ask is shaʾal. It is used when posing a question, requesting
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