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Broad Place
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Broad Place
BROAD PLACE. The RSV translation of raḥab in Job 36:16 and merḥab in 2 Sam 22:20 = Ps 18:20 (—Eng v 19); Ps 31:9 (—Eng v 8). Both words come from a root (rḥb) that means to be wide, spacious, roomy. Because it is geographically descriptive, the root was often used in place names such as Beth-rehob,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Broad Place
Broad Place [Heb. merḥāḇ (2 S. 22:20; Ps. 18:19 [MT 20]; 31:8), raḥaḇ (Job 36:16)]; AV LARGE PLACE; NEB OPEN PLACE, “free to range” (Ps. 31:8), etc. The Hebrew words merḥāḇ and raḥaḇ, both from the verb rāḥaḇ,” grow wide,” mean a broad, roomy place. Where-ever merḥāḇ and raḥaḇ occur,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Broad Place
broad place, a large and level area, usually with a connotation of goodness. Figuratively, it describes the place to which one is brought by God’s deliverance (Job 36:16; 2 Sam. 22:20; Pss. 18:19; 31:8; 118:5). Perhaps the background for the term is to be found in the open spaces in cities used for assemblies;
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Broad Place
Broad Placebroad place, a large and level area, usually with a connotation of goodness. Figuratively, it describes the place to which one is brought by God’s deliverance from straits of various kinds (Job 36:16; 2 Sam. 22:20=Ps. 18:19; Ps. 31:8), perhaps in reference to the open spaces in cities used
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROAD
BROAD<brod> (רֹחַב‎ [rochabh], “width”; רַחֹב‎ [rechobh], “a broadway,” “street,” “court”; [ἐυρύχωρος, eurchoros], “spacious”): Occurs frequently as a term of dimension (Exodus 27:1; 1 Kings 6:6; Ezekiel 40:6, 43 the Revised Version (British and American), “handbreadth long”) and
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Broad Place
BROAD PLACE To be set in a broad place (Job 36:16) is to be delivered from danger, anxiety, want, or distress. The phrase is also translated as “large place” (2 Sam. 22:20; Pss. 18:19; 118:5; Hos. 4:16) and “large room” (Ps. 31:8). Related is the phrase applied to Canaan, “large land,” which would appear
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Broad
BROAD, brôd (רֹחַב‎, rōḥabh, “width”; רְחֹב‎, reḥōbh, “a broadway,” “street,” “court”; ἐυρύχωρος, eurúchōros, “spacious”): Occurs frequently as a term of dimension (Ex 27:1; 1 K 6:6; Ezk 40:6, 43 RV, “handbreadth long”) and as indicative of strength (Neh 3:8; Jer 51:58). The centers of communal
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BROAD PLACE
BROAD PLACE [מֶרְחָבmerkhav, רַחַבrakhav; πλατυσμός platysmos]. Old Testament poets often portrayed ANXIETY as being surrounded or constrained by threatening forces (e.g., Ps 22:12–13, 16–18). God responds, delivering the endangered one to a “broad place,” where clear vistas afford protection and