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Cheek
Cheekbone
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cheek
Cheek [Heb. leḥî (1 K. 22:24 par; Job 16:10; etc.); AV also CHEEK BONE (Ps. 3:7); NEB also FACE; [raqqâ] (Cant. 4:3; 6:7); AV TEMPLES; NEB PARTED LIPS; [Gk. siagṓn]. The Heb. leḥî has the connotation originally of freshness and rounded softness of the cheek, a sign of beauty in youth and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cheek
CHEEK. The freshness and roundness of the cheek was a sign of youthful beauty (Song 1:10; 5:13). To be smitten on the cheek was regarded as a deadly insult (Job 16:10; Mic 5:1; Mt 5:39). Even a slave preferred a blow to a buffet on the cheek. “Thou dost smite all my enemies on the cheek” (Ps 3:7, RSV)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cheek
CHEEK (Heb. leḥî, of cheek or jaw of man or animal, also of jawbone (Jdg. 15:15); Gk., siagōn). A blow on the cheek is indicative of ignominy or defeat (Jb. 16:10; Mt. 5:39), plucking or shaving off the beard more so (Is. 50:6; 1 Ch. 19:4).B. O. Banwell.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cheek
CheekThe portion of the burnt offering of an ox or sheep reserved for the priest’s sustenance, along with the shoulder and stomach (Deut. 18:3; NRSV “jowls”; Heb. lĕḥɩ̂ raqqâ). A woman’s cheeks, whose softness was a mark of beauty, were often perfumed and bedecked with ornaments, perhaps beads or
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cheek
Cheek (Heb. leḥî raqqâ; Gk. siagṓn).† According to Deut. 18:3, the portion of the burnt offering of an ox or sheep reserved for the priest’s sustenance was to include “the two cheeks” as well as the shoulder and stomach. A woman’s cheeks, whose softness was a mark of beauty, were often perfumed
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cheek
CHEEK (Heb. lḥı̂). Smiting on the cheek was considered a great insult (Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Mic. 5:1; Luke 6:29). “Thou hast smitten all my enemies on the cheek” (Ps. 3:7) is figurative of utter destruction of those enemies. The cheekbone (KJV) denotes the bone in which the teeth are placed; to break
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cheek
CheekSmiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult (Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Micah 5:1). The admonition (Luke 6:29), “Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other,” means simply, “Resist not evil” (Matt. 5:39; 1 Pet. 2:19–23). Ps. 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cheek
CHEEK — either side of the face between the eye, mouth, and ear. To smite someone on the cheek was a serious insult (Job 16:10; Mic. 5:1). Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek when struck (Matt. 5:39) is an important statement of how those who follow Him are to respond to insult.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEEK; CHEEKBONE
CHEEK; CHEEKBONE<chek>, <chek’-bon>:1. לְחִי‎ [lechi]; [σιαγών, siagon], “the jaw,” “jaw-bone,” “side of the face.” The Hebrew word denotes originally freshness and rounded softness of the cheek, a sign of beauty in youth and maiden (Song 1:10; 5:13). The oriental guards with jealous care
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cheek
cheek. The cheek comprises the lateral part of the mouth on each side of the face. Its limits are not precise: it is continuous above with the lower eyelid and descends below as far as the base of the jaw. In front it terminates at the nose and at the commissure of the lips (the corner of the mouth).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cheek, Cheekbone
CHEEK, chēk, CHEEKBONE, chēk′bōn:(1) לְחִי‎, leḥī; σιαγέν, siagō̇n, “the jaw,” “jawbone,” “side of the face.” The Heb word denotes originally freshness and rounded softness of the cheek, a sign of beauty in youth and maiden (Cant 1:10; 5:13). The oriental guards with jealous care his cheek from
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