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Banishment
Banish • Expulsion
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Banish, Banishment
Banish, Banishment. Exclusion of a person from a country or group as a form of punishment.Banishment or a similar word is used in the Bible to describe God’s judgment on Adam and Eve (Gn 3:23, 24) and on Cain (4:9–14), Absalom’s exile from his father David (2 Sm 13:37–39; 14:13, 14), and Israel’s exile
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Banish, Banishment
BANISH, BANISHMENT Exclusion of a person from a country or group as a form of punishment.“Banishment” or a similar word is used in the Bible to describe God’s judgment on Adam and Eve (Gn 3:23–24) and on Cain (4:9–14), Absalom’s exile from his father David (2 Sm 13:37–39; 14:13–14), and Israel’s exile
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Banish
BANISH. The Hebrews had no legal banishment prescribed by the Mosaic law as a punishment, as did the Greek and Romans. But individuals cast out of the land by war (Isa 16:3–4), or self-exiled because of crime (2 Sam 13:37–38; 14:13–14) or some other reason (e.g., David), were all “banished”.The Heb.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Banish
BANISH (Heb. nādaḥ, to “cast out,” 2 Sam. 14:13–14); Banishment (Heb. maddûaḥ, “causes of banishment,” Lam. 2:14, KJV, but NASB, “oracles,” marg., “burdens”; Aram. shrōshı̂, “rooting out,” Ezra 7:26, NASB, marg.). Banishment was not a punishment prescribed by the Mosaic law but was adopted, together
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Banish
BANISH — to condemn to exile. Unlike the law codes of the Greeks and Romans, the Mosaic Law made no provision for legal banishment. In effect, however, those who were driven off the land by war were “banished” (Is. 16:3–4), as were those who became self-exiled in fleeing from their crimes (2 Sam. 13:37–38;
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Banishment
banishment. The Bible records some ostensible cases of voluntary exile that involve an element of constraint (e.g., Jacob to Haran, Gen. 27:43; David to Gath, 1 Sam. 27:1–4; those who fled to one of the cities of refuge, Num. 35). Banishment, on the other hand, is decisive action by one in power, either
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BANISHMENT
BANISHMENT [שְׁרֹשִׁיgerushah, גֵּרוּשָׁהsheroshi]. Banishment is forcing a person, a family, or a group of people to be separated from the CONGREGATION, usually as a result of a punishment, which may also include confiscation of property and possessions (Ezra 10:8). Biblical law never prescribed banishment
Key passages
Ge 21:9–14

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne Abraham, mocking. Then she said to Abraham, “Drive out this slave woman and her son, for the son of this slave woman will not be heir with my son, with Isaac.” And the matter displeased Abraham very much on account of his son. …

Le 7:27

Any person who eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from his people.’ ”

1 Ki 2:26–27

To Abiathar the priest, the king said, “Go to Anathoth, to your field, for you deserve to die, but on this day I will not kill you, for you carried the ark of the Lord Yahweh before David my father, and because you endured hardship in all the hardship that my father endured.” So Solomon banished …

Ps 5:10

Treat them as guilty, O God; let them fall because of their plans. Because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

Jon 2:4

And I said, ‘I am banished from your sight; how will I continue to look on your holy temple?’

See also
Jn 9:22; Ac 18:2;