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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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Back The “back” (Heb. aḥôr; AV “back parts”) of Yahweh is referred to in Ex. 33:23 as an anthropomorphic image signifying the reflection of the divine glory, in contrast to the “face” of Yahweh (vv 20, 23). The expression “cast … behind the back (gaw),” as used in 1 K. 14:9; Ezk. 23:35 of the Lord
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Back Side
Back SideThe “back side” is a spatial or positioning image of being behind or in back of a person. It ranges from an evocative image of divine glory to an equally evocative image of rejection.The image of God’s “back side” (’āôr) is employed in the passage in which Moses, on Mount Sinai, requests
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BACK, BACK PARTS
BACK, BACK PARTS1. אַחַר‎ [’achar], “back side” as in the King James Version): “He led the flock to the back of the wilderness” (Exodus 3:1), i.e. “to the pasture-lands on the other side of the desert from the Midianite encampments.”2. אָחוֹר‎ [’achor], “hinder part,” “the West”): Used
Compton’s Encyclopedia
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backThe muscles of the back help support the spinal column and control its movement.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.In human anatomy, the area from the shoulders to the buttocks is generally referred to as the dorsum, or more commonly, the back. Supporting the back is
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
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back. This and similar terms are used in English translations of the Bible to render several Hebrew words. The adverb ʾaḥar H339 is rendered “backside” by the KJV in Exod. 3:1, where it probably means “the far side,” as in NIV (NRSV, “beyond”). It might mean “west side” here (RSV), since directions
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Back, Back Parts
BACK, BACK PARTS:(1) (אַחַר‎, ’aḥar, “back side” as in AV): “He led the flock to the back of the wilderness” (Ex 3:1), i.e. “to the pasture-lands on the other side of the desert from the Midianite encampments.”(2) אָחוֹר‎, ’āḥōr, “hinder part,” “the West”): Used of God in an anthropomorphic sense
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