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Beneath
Under
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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Under
UnderBeing under something is an image that functions in a variety of ways in the Bible, from characterizing individual relationships to outlining the shape of God’s creation. The relationship of under/over plays a significant role in Hebrew cosmology. In the creation narrative God separates the waters
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BENEATH
BENEATH<be-neth’>: The adverb for “under” (kato). In John 8:23, the words “ye are from beneath,” suggest hell in contrast to heaven. But the succeeding clause, “ye are of this world,” gives the key for the interpretation. Earth, not hell, is expressed, although “that more awful meaning surely
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beneath
BENEATH, bē̇-nēthʹ: The adv. for “under” (kátō). In Jn 8:23, the words “ye are from beneath,” suggest hell in contrast to heaven. But the succeeding clause, “ye are of this world,” gives the key for the interpretation. Earth, not hell, is expressed, although “that more awful meaning surely is not