Arson • Burning • Enflame
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Burn [Heb. bā‘ar, qāṭar, śārap̱, also ḥāmam, ḥārâ, ḥārar, yāqaḏ, kāwâ, lāhaṭ, nāśaq, ṣûṯ; Gk. kaíō, kaíomai, katakaío, emprḗthō]; BURNING [Aram delaq, yeqaḏ; Heb. yeqôḏ, môqēḏ, śerēp̱â, rešep̱, etc.; Gk. pýrōsis, kaíomai, pýr]. Several of these words
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BURNING. Burning, the act of consuming combustible material by fire, is used in Scripture in both a literal and a figurative sense. Sacrifices were burned on the altar of burnt offering, signifying total consecration to God (Lev 6:9). Lamps burned continually, with pure olive oil as the fuel (Lev 24:2;
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
burning. Burning alive was a penalty for certain criminal offences in late Roman and early Germanic law and was subsequently adopted in the penal code of most W. European states. In medieval English Common Law burning was the penalty for women found guilty of high treason, petty treason (i.e. conspiring
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BURN — to consume with fire. The words are used often in a literal way, as in the case of the burning bush (Ex. 3:2) and the fiery furnace (Dan. 3:20–25). They are also used figuratively, of anger (Ex. 32:10–11), jealousy (Ps. 79:5), and strong emotion (Luke 24:32).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BURN; BURNING<burn>, <burn’-ing>: Figurative: In addition to the ordinary meaning, burn is used metaphorically in the following passages of the New Testament:1. [καίω, kaio] (Luke 24:32), “Was not our heart burning within us,” i.e. greatly moved.2. [πυρόω, puroo], used twice, once in the sense
Compton’s Encyclopedia
burn and scald
burn and scaldAn injury to animal tissues caused by direct heat from a fire, or contact with electricity, chemicals, or radioactivity is called a burn. A scald is an injury caused by hot vapor, such as steam, or by a hot liquid. In the United States approximately 2 million people are seriously burned
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
burn. The blazing, consuming flame of fire flickers through the Bible as a constant symbol as well as an ever-present reality. There are several distinct usages. The burning of the sacrifice (Lev. 1–7) was a symbolic way of conveying the offering, and thus the commitment of the sacrificer, to God: as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Burn, Burning
BURN, bûrn, BURNING, bûrnʹing: Figurative: In addition to the ordinary meaning, burn is used metaphorically in the following passages of the NT:(1) καίω, kaíō (Lk 24:32), “Was not our heart burning within us,” i.e. greatly moved.(2) πυρόω, puróō, used twice, once in the sense of inflamed with sexual
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BURNING [שָׂרַףbaʿar, בָּעַרyitsath, יִצַתsaraf; καίω kaiō]. As a verb, “burning” (saraf) describes destruction (Josh 11:13) or sacrifice (Num 19:6); only two usages are non-destructive (Gen 11:3, Isa 44:16). As a noun it describes the “fiery dragons” (Num 21:8) and the seraphs. Baʿar describes the