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Chaff
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chaff
Chaff (מוֹץ‎, mots; חֲשַׁשׁ‎, chashash; תֶּבֶן‎, teven; אוּר‎, ur; ἄχυρον, achyron). Husks of winnowed grain or dried grasses which were burned, or left to blow away in the wind (Exod 15:7; Isa 5:24; 33:11; Matt 3:12).The process of sifting grain from chaff is used in scripture as an image of separating
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chaff
Chaff. Loose hulls separated from the edible grains by threshing and winnowing. In Bible times the common sight of winnowed grain remaining when the wind blew away the lighter husks gave rise to the vivid image of good people or nations surviving judgment while the wicked do not. So, for example, sinners
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chaff
Chaff Four OT words are translated “chaff” by the RSV. (1) Heb. mōṣ is found in Job 21:18; Ps. 1:4; 35:5; Isa. 17:13; 29:5; 41:15; Hos. 13:3; Zeph. 2:2. (2) Heb. ašaš in Isa. 33:11 denotes dried grass rather than “chaff.” (3) Heb. qaš (AV “stubble”) in Job 13:25; Ps. 83:13; Jer. 13:24, was actually
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chaff
CHAFF Loose hulls separated from the edible grains by threshing and winnowing. In Bible times the common sight of winnowed grain remaining when the wind blew away the lighter husks gave rise to the vivid image of good people or nations surviving judgment while the wicked do not. So, for example, sinners
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chaff
chaff, the covering of the grain removed during the process of winnowing. Nearly all references in the Bible are to chaff blown in the wind (Job 13:25; 21:18; Pss. 1:4; 35:5; 83:13; Isa. 17:13; 29:5; 33:11; 41:15; Jer. 13:24; Dan. 2:35; Hos. 13:3; Zeph. 2:2). In the nt it is used metaphorically in an
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chaff
Chaff, the husk of corn or wheat which was separated from the grain by being thrown into the air, the wind blowing away the chaff, while the grain was saved. The carrying away of chaff by the wind is an ordinary scriptural image of the destruction of the wicked and of their powerlessness to resist God’s
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chaff
CHAFF. Most generally “chaff” is the rendering of the Heb. môṣ, the refuse of winnowed grain, consisting of husks and broken straw. In the East it was the custom to burn chaff, in case, with the changing wind, it might be blown again among the grain (Job 21:18; Pss. 1:4; 35:5; Isa. 17:13; 29:5; 41:15;
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chaff
Chaffthe refuse of winnowed corn. It was usually burned (Ex. 15:7; Isa. 5:24; Matt. 3:12). This word sometimes, however, means dried grass or hay (Isa. 5:24; 33:11). Chaff is used as a figure of abortive wickedness (Ps. 1:4; Matt. 3:12). False doctrines are also called chaff (Jer. 23:28), or more correctly
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Chaff
Chaffchaff, the covering of the grain removed during the process of winnowing. Nearly all references in the Hebrew Bible are to chaff blown in the wind (Job 13:25; 21:18; Pss. 1:4; 35:5; 83:13; Isa. 17:13; 29:5; 33:11; 41:15; Jer. 13:24; Dan. 2:35; Hos. 13:3; Zeph. 2:2). In the nt it is what is burned
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chaff
CHAFF — the fine, dry material, such as husks (seed coverings) and other debris, that is separated from the seed in the process of threshing grain. In the Bible, chaff symbolizes worthless, evil, or wicked persons (or things) that are about to be destroyed (Ps. 1:4; Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17). It is a fitting
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Chaff
ChaffChaff evokes an image of lightness, instability and worthlessness. Scripture uses many harvest or agricultural images as figures of judgment: pruning, pulling weeds, threshing, picking, sorting sheep and goats, and winnowing (Mt 13:30; Lk 22:31). In winnowing, grain is threshed in order to separate