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Bet
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth
Beth bāth [ב]. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. With the daghesh it is transliterated here as b, and without as . It came also to be used for the number two, and with the dieresis for two thousand. See Writing.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bet, Beth
bet, beth, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It has a numeric value of two. It has been proposed that the letter was originally a crude pictogram of a house. The use of this term as “house” or “dwelling” resulted in its use as a portion of compound place-names such as Bethlehem, Bethel, Bethphage,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beth
BETH The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב); it sounds like our letter B.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth
BETH [beth] (house) — the name of a Hebrew letter and a prefix used in Hebrew names:1. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, used as a heading over Psalm 119:9–16. In the Hebrew text, each of these eight verses begins with beth.2. A prefix used in many compound words, such as Beth Anath (house
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH (1)
BETH (1)<bath> (ב‎ [b]): The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. With the daghesh it is transliterated in this dictionary as “b,” and, without the daghesth, as “bh” (= “v”). It came also to be used for the number two (2) and with the dieresis for 2,000. For name, etc., see ALPHABET; BAYITH.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth (Letter)
beth (letter) beth (from בַּיִתH1074, “house”). The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב), with a numerical value of two. It is named for the shape of the letter, which in its older form resembled the outline of a house. Its sound corresponds to that of English b (following a vowel, it later became
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beth (1)
BETH, bāth (ב): The second letter of the Heb alphabet. With the daghesh it is transliterated in this dictionary as b, and, without, as bh (=v). It came also to be used for the number two (2) and with the dieresis for 2,000. For name, etc, see Alphabet; Bayith.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BET
BET [בb]. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which derives from the Semitic name *bayt-, meaning “house.” See ALPHABET.