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Cumbrance • Encumbrance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
burden, a heavy load, but also psychological and spiritual anxiety (Deut. 1:12; Gal. 6:2, 5). In Jer. 23:33–40, Jeremiah accuses other prophets of becoming a burden to the deity, although they claimed to possess the burden of the Lord. In the nt, Jesus accuses the religious leaders of Israel of placing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BURDEN. A noun used about 80 times to translate several Heb. and Gk. words. 1. Heb. maśśā’, ‘thing lifted up’, and other cognate words from the root nāśā’, ‘he lifted up’. This word occurs most frequently, notably of prophetic utterances. (*Oracle.) 2. Heb. sāḇal, ‘to bear a load’ (in various
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BURDEN (Heb. maśśā˒, a “lifting up”). This word is often used in the familiar meaning of a load. It also frequently has the meaning of an oracle from God; sometimes as a denunciation of evil (Isa. 13:1; Nah. 1:1; Mal. 1:1), and also merely as a message, whether joyous or afflictive (Zech. 9:1; 12:1).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BURDEN — a heavy load or weight. This weight can be a literal burden (Ex. 23:5) or a figurative burden (Num. 11:11, 17). The prophets frequently spoke of their messages as burdens. A prophetic utterance or oracle usually was ominous and foreboding, a denouncing of evil and a pronouncing of judgment against
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BURDEN.—Both in Christ’s discourse against the Pharisees (Mt 23:4, Lk 11:46) and in His saying, ‘Come unto me,’ etc. (Mt 11:28, 30), the ‘burden’ (φορτἰον) is that of the legal and Pharisaic ordinances of such a minute and exacting kind that they became intolerable and crushed out real heart-religion.