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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Plain; Plainly
Plain; Plainly [Heb. pual of pāraš—‘explain’ (“make plain,” Nu. 15:34), piel of bāʾar—‘make clear’ (Dt. 27:8; Hab. 2:2); Aram pass part of peraš (Ezr. 4:18); Gk. phaneróō—‘reveal, make known’ (“make plain,” 2 Cor. 11:6; pass, “be plain,” 1 Jn. 2:19), phanerós—‘visible’ (Rom. 1:19; Gal. 5:19),
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PLAIN
PLAIN<plan> 1. [כִּכָּר, kikkar], “circle” “talent,” or “round loaf”;2. [מִישׁוֹר, mishor], from [יָשַׁר, yashar], “to be level”; compare Arabic maisur, “that which is easy”;3. [בִּקְעָה, biqah]; compare Arabic baq`at, “a plot of ground” or “a wet meadow”;4. [עֲרָבָה, ̀arabhah];
PLAIN; PLAINLY
PLAIN; PLAINLY<plan>, <plan’-li>: In Genesis 25:27, the King James Version “plain” represents [תַּם, tam]. If a contrast between the vocations of Jacob and Esau is meant, the Revised Version (British and American) (“quiet,” margin “harmless”) may be right. But elsewhere (Job 1:1; Psalm 37:37,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Plain
PLAIN, plān ([1] כִּכָּר‎, kikkār, “circle,” “talent,” or “round loaf”; [2] מִישׁוֹר‎, mīshōr, from יָשַׁר‎, yāshar, “to be level”; cf Arab. مَيْسُور‎, maisûr, “that which is easy”; [3] בּקְעָה‎, biḳ‘āh; cf Arab. بَقْعَة‎, baḳ‘at, “a plot of ground,” or “a wet meadow”; [4] עֲרָבָה‎, ‛ǎrābhāh; [5]