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Byword
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Byword
Byword [Heb. šenînâ, millâ, mešōl]; [māšāl]; AV also PROVERB; [ḥerpâ]; AV REPROACH; [šēm]; AV FAMOUS; [qelālâ] (“byword of cursing,” Zec. 8:13); AV CURSE; NEB “symbol of a curse”; [šemû‘â]; AV “mentioned”; NEB “hear and talk much.” The term šenînâ refers to a “sharp taunt” (Dt.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
By-word
By-wordHebrew millah (Job 30:9), a word or speech, and hence object of talk; Hebrew mashal (Ps. 44:14), a proverb or parable. When it denotes a sharp word of derision, as in Deut. 28:37, 1 Kings 9:7, 2 Chr. 7:20, the Hebrew sheninah is used. In Jer. 24:9 it is rendered “taunt.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BYWORD
BYWORD<bi’-wurd>: שַׁמָּה‎ [shammah] = “consternation,” “astonishment,” “waste,” “wonderful language,” “object of remark” (Deuteronomy 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 7:20); מָשָׁל‎ [mashal], or מְשֹׁל‎ [ meshol] = “a satire,’’ “byword” (Job 17:6; Psalm 44:14); מִלָּה‎ [millah],
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Byword
BYWORD Object of ridicule and scorn among other peoples. Used to speak of the fate of faithless Israel (Deut. 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chron. 7:20; Job 17:6; 30:9; Ps. 44:14).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Byword
byword. This English term is used variously in Bible translations to render several Hebrew words, especially māšāl H5442, “proverb, parable” (e.g., 1 Ki. 9:7; Job 17:6). The context is often God’s anger focused against a wayward nation, as in Ps. 44:14, “You have made us a byword among the nations; /
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Byword
BYWORD, bīʹwûrd: שַׁמָּה‎, shammāh = “consternation,” “astonishment,” “waste,” “wonderful language,” “object of remark” (Dt 28:37; 1 K 9:7; 2 Ch 7:20); מָשָׁל‎, mashal, or מְשֹׁל‎, meshōl = “asatire,” “byword” (Job 17:6; Ps 44:14); מִלָּה‎, millâh, or מִלֵּה‎, millāh = “a topic,” “object of talk,” “byword” (Job
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BYWORD
BYWORD [מִלָּהmillah, מְשֹׁלmeshol, שְׁנִינָהsheninah; διήγημα diēgēma, θρύλημα thrylēma]. An Old English translation of the Latin proverbium, a byword is a PROVERB or maxim. To become a byword was a terrible fate, meaning that one’s life would be a cautionary tale, warning others how to avoid the