The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bill [Heb. sēp̱er] (Dt. 24:1, 3; Isa. 50:1); NEB NOTE, DEED; [Gk. grámmata (pl of grámma—‘letter, document’)] (Lk. 16:6f); NEB ACCOUNT.The Heb. sep̱er kerîṯûṯ is used four times in the OT to indicate a “bill of divorce” (cf. Jer. 3:8, “decree of divorce”). In this usage the meaning is merely
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BILL1. Heb. sēpher krı̂tût, “scroll,” “document of cutting off”; LXX biblion apostasion, “a bill of divorcement” (cf. Deut 24:1, 3; Isa 50:1; Jer 3:8). According to the law of Moses, divorce transactions were to be formally certified by written documents. Archaeological discoveries have furnished
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BILL (Heb. sēper, “writing”). A word meaning anything that is written, e.g., a “bill of divorcement,” KJV; “certificate [or writ] of divorce,” NASB (cf. Deut. 24:1, 3; Isa. 50:1; Jer. 3:8; Matt. 19:7, Gk. biblion). The words in the KJV of Job 31:35, “that mine adversary had written a book,” would be
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BILL, BOND, ETC.1. In the parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:6 f) “bill,” the King James Version, better “bond,” the Revised Version (British and American), is used to translate the Greek [grammata], which is the equivalent of the contemporary Hebrew legal term [sheTar], “writing.” This
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BILL.—1. Bill of divorcement: Mk 10:4, Mt 19:7 (RV): Gr. βιβλίον (a scroll or letter) ἀποστασίου; shorter equivalent, ἀποστάσιον Mt 5:31. In all three passages the expression is used of the ספֵר כְּרֵיחת demanded in Dt 24:1–4 of the husband who divorces his wife. In contrast with the older usage
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
bill. This English term is used by the KJV and other versions to render Hebrew sēper H6219 (“writing, document”) in the expression “bill of divorce(ment)” (Deut. 24:1–3; Isa. 50:1; Jer. 3:8; cf. also Mk. 10:4 KJV). The NIV uses the term “certificate.” Divorce consisted of placing such a document in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bill, Bond
BILL, BOND etc:(1) In the parable of the Unjust Steward (Lk 16:6 f) “bill,” AV, better “bond,” RV, is used to translate the Gr grám.mata, which is the equivalent of the contemporary Heb legal term sheṭar, “writing.” This “writing,” in the usage of the times, was an acknowledgment of the taking over
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