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Birth Pangs
Birth-Pangs
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Birth-Pangs
Birth-Pangs [Gk. ōdín] (Mk. 13:8 par Mt. 24:8); AV SORROWS; earlier RSV SUFFERINGS. Literally the physical pain accompanying childbirth. Strict literal usage of Gk. ōdín and its cognates ōdínō and synodínō is not found in the NT; rather the terms have symbolic meanings or appear in figurative
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Birth Pangs
Birth PangsBirth pains are an inescapable fundament of human existence. Gen. 3:16 specifically mentions them as part of the curse on humankind, alongside death and the necessity of toil. Although there is an obvious connection between the horror of labor pain and the joy of a birth, the biblical texts
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