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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BACKBITE<bak’-bit> רָגַל [raghal]; [δολόω doloo]: To slander the absent, like a dog biting behind the back, where one cannot see; to go about as a talebearer. “He that backbiteth [Revised Version, slandereth] not with his tongue” (Psalm 15:3).Backbiters <bak’-bit-rz> (Greek [κατάλαλοι, katalaloi]:
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Backbite (To). To slander behind one’s back.“The only thing in which all parties agreed was to backbite the manager.”—W. Irving: Traveller, Buckthorn, p. 193.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
backbite. The KJV uses this term to render the Hebrew verb rāgal H8078, “slander” (Ps. 15:3), and the noun sēōter H6260, “secrecy” (Prov. 25:23, “backbiting tongue”; NIV, “sly tongue”). It is also used by the KJV to render the Greek verb katalaleō G2897, “to speak against, slander” (Rom. 1:30, ptc.,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BACKBITE, bakʹbīt (רָגַל, rāghal; δολόω, dolóō): To slander the absent, like a dog biting behind the back, where one cannot see; to go about as a talebearer. “He that backbiteth [RV slandereth] not with his tongue” (Ps 15:3).Backbiters, bakʹbīt-ẽrz (Gr κατάλαλοι, katálaloi): Men who speak against.