Barren; Barrenness [Heb. ‘āqār, galmûḏ (1 S. 2:5; Job 3:7; Isa. 49:21), ‘ōṣer (Prov. 30:16); Gk. steíros, nekrós (Jas. 2:20), nékrōsis (Rom. 4:19)]; AV also SOLITARY, DESOLATE, DEAD, DEADNESS; NEB also CHILDLESS, DEADNESS. The term is generally applied to women who bear no children: Sarah
BARREN. To the Hebrews, children were a blessing from the Lord (Ps 127:3–5), and childlessness was an affliction, a judgment of God (Ex 23:26; Deut 7:14; Lev 20:21). For a woman to be barren was the ultimate in sorrow and shame. She felt that she had failed in the prime reason for her existence, and
BARREN — the condition of being unable to bear children. In the Bible, the term is also applied figuratively to anything that is unproductive, such as land (2 Kin. 2:19) or a nation (Is. 54:1). In the Old Testament, barrenness was looked on as a curse or punishment from God (Gen. 16:2; 20:18; 1 Sam.
BARREN; BARRENNESS<bar’-en>, <bar’-en-nes> צִיָּה [tsiyah]; מְלֵחָה [melehah]; שָׁכֹל [shakhol]; עָקָר [̀aqar]; [στει̂ρος, steiros]; [ἀργός, argos]):1. Of land that bears no crop, eithera. because it is naturally poor and sterile: [tsiyah] “dry” (Joel 2:20), [melechah], “salt” (Job 39:6
BARREN,barʹen, BARRENNESS,barʹen-nes (צִיָּה, çīyāh;מְלֵהָה, melēhāh;שָׁכֹל, shākhōl;עָקָר, ʽāḳār;στεῖρος,steíros;ἀργός,argós):(1) Of land that bears no crop, either (a) because it is naturally poor and sterile: çīyāh “dry” (Joel 2:20), melēḥāh “salt” (Job 39:6 AV), shākhōl