The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bind An important figurative usage occurs in Mt. 16:19; 18:18: “Whatever you bind (Gk. déō) on earth shall be bound in heaven,” spoken by Jesus to His disciples. Necessarily certain powers for administration must be conferred on the company of men to carry out the purpose of Christ. That this power
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BIND (qāshar). In the command, “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand,” etc. (Deut. 6:8), the “words are figurative, and denote an undeviating observance of the divine commands; their literal fulfillment could only be a praiseworthy custom or well-pleasing to God when resorted to as the means of
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Bind, Bound
Bind, BoundWith well over a hundred occurrences the imagery of binding pervades the Bible. Many of the images of literal, physical binding keep us rooted in the real world of Bible times. Sheaves of grain are bound (Gen 37:7; Ps 129:7), donkeys are bound to stationary points like a vine (Gen 49:11),
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BIND; BOUND<bind> ([δέω, deo]): There are a number of Hebrew words used to express this word in its various meanings, [’alam] (Genesis 37:7), [’acar] (42:24), [qashar] (Deuteronomy 6:8). It sometimes means “to attach,” “to fasten” (Exodus 28:28; Deuteronomy 14:25). It was used also with
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bind, to tie firmly together. Metaphorically, the word is used to denote the obligation of an oath or vow (Num. 30:2–13); also restraint (Job 28:11); the power of Satan in inflicting physical evils (Luke 13:16); arbitrary stretch of power without authority (Matt. 23:4); the infliction and ratification
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bind, Bound
BIND, bīnd, BOUND (δέω, déō): There are a number of Heb words used to express this word in its various meanings, ‛ālam (Gen 37:7), ‛āṣar (42:24), kāshar (Dt 6:8). It sometimes means “to attach,” “to fasten” (Ex 28:28; Deut 14:25). It was used also with reference to an agreement in a judicial sense
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BAND [חַיִלgedhudh, גְּדוּדkhayil, שָׂפָהsafah; σπεῖρα speira, σπείρω speirō]. 1. Group of people assembled for a common purpose. A gathering of people such as prophets (khayil; 1 Sam 10:5, 10), or shepherds (Isa 31:4), or revelers (Jer 15:17; compare REMNANT). A group of soldiers (Ezra 8:22; speira;