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Astonishment
Astonied • Astonished • Unexpected
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Astonishment
Astonishment [Heb. šammâ] (2 Ch. 29:8); NEB HORROR; [GK. ékstasis] (Mk. 16:8); AV AMAZED; NEB “beside themselves with terror”; ASTONISHING THINGS [Heb. niphal pl part pālā’] (Dnl. 11:36); AV MARVELLOUS THINGS; NEB MONSTROUS BLASPHEMIES; ASTONISHED [Heb. šāmēm] (Lev. 26:32); NEB APPALLED; [Aram
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Astonishment
ASTONISHMENT. The translation of five Heb. words and one Gr. word. Most important in the OT is shammâ (“astonishment” or “desolation,” as in Jer 8:21, along with shāmēm, shimmāmôn, timmāhôn (“astonishment” or “consternation,” as in Deut 28:28) and tar˓ēlâ (“astonishment,” “reeling,” or “staggering,”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASTONISHMENT
ASTONISHMENT<as-ton’-ish-ment>: Amazement; mental surprise, excitement, wonder; often the cause of the startled emotion, as in Deuteronomy 28:37: “Thou shall become an astonishment.” The chosen people, visited with calamities for idolatry would become a source of amazement to all nations (Jeremiah
ASTONISHED; ASTONIED
ASTONISHED; ASTONIED<as-ton’-isht>, <as-ton’-id> ( שָׁמֵם‎ [shamem], “astonished,” the root idea being “silent,” i.e. struck dumb with amazement; [ἐκπλήσσομαι, ekplessomai], “to be struck with astonishment,” as if by a blow or a shock; [ἐξίστημι, existemi], “to amaze,” “to throw into wonderment”;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Astonishment
ASTONISHMENT, ASTONISHED.—These terms occur with some frequency in EV of OT, but in NT only in the historical books (except John), and in the RV only in the Synoptic Gospels (except Ac 3:12). They are always used in NT as an expression of one of the emotions aroused by supernatural manifestations. The
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Astonishment
astonishment. A state characterized by bewilderment, emotional disturbance, lack of clear thinking, and (sometimes) perceptual disorientation. The English term (including the verb astonish) is linguistically and psychologically varied and expressive, as are the corresponding Hebrew and Greek words (also
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Astonishment
ASTONISHMENT, as-tonʹish-ment: Amazement; mental surprise, excitement, wonder; often the cause of the startled emotion, as in Dt 28:37: “Thou shalt become an astonishment.” The chosen people, visited with calamities for idolatry would become a source of amazement to all nations (Jer 25:9, 11, 18); Solomon’s
Astonished, Astonied
ASTONISHED, as-tonʹisht, ASTONIED, as-tonʹid (שָׁמֵם‎, shāmēm, “astonished,” the root idea being “silent,” i.e. struck dumb with amazement; ἐκπλήσσομαι, ekplḗssomai, “to be struck with astonishment,” as if by a blow or a shock; ἐξίστημι, exístēmi, “to amaze,” “to throw into wonderment”; θαμβέομαι,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASTONISHMENT
ASTONISHMENT, AMAZEMENT. The language of astonishment and amazement, of wonder and awe, depicts the human reaction to God’s mighty acts throughout Scripture. The expression of surprise—sometimes bewilderment—usually accompanied by fear and ultimately by faith, comes to characterize the experience of