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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cleft
Cleft [Heb. niqārâ] (Ex. 33:22); NEB CREVICE; [sā‘îp̱] (Jgs. 15:8, 11; Isa. 2:21; 57:5); AV also TOP; NEB also CAVE, CRANNIES; [nāqîq] (Isa. 7:19; Jer. 13:4; 16:16); AV HOLE; NEB also CREVICE; [ḥāg̱û] (Cant. 2:14; Jer. 49:16; Ob. 3); NEB HOLES, CRANNIES; CLIFF [maḏrēg̱â] (Cant. 2:14; Ezk.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cleft
CLEFT1. A space or opening, usually narrow, made by cleavage, as the “clefts of the rocks” (Ex 33:22; Isa 2:21; Amos 6:11; Mic 1:4).2. The split in the hoof of an animal (Deut 14:6; cf. Lev 11:3).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cleft
CLEFT. The rendering of several Heb. words.1. A space or opening made by cleavage, as a fissure in a building (Isa. 22:9, “breaches”; Amos 6:11, KJV); crevice in a rock (song of Sol. 2:14; Isa. 2:21; Jer. 49:16).2. The split in the hoof of an animal (Deut. 14:6, KJV; NASB and NIV, “split”).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cleft
CLEFT — an opening or space made by a division, as a crack in a building (Amos 6:11, KJV), a hollow place in a rock (Ex. 33:22), or the split in the hoof of an animal (Deut. 14:6, KJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT
CLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT<kleft>, <klif>, <klift>: The first of these words, from cleave, “to split,” is a crevice or narrow opening, as “of the ragged rocks” (Isaiah 2:21); “under the clefts of the rocks” (Isaiah 57:5). “Clift” is an obsolete form of cleft, found in the King James Version Exodus
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Clefts
Clefts or Clifts, openings, fissures or narrow passages in a rock (Isa. 2:21; Jer. 49:16).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cleft
cleft. This English noun, meaning “fissure, hollow,” renders several Hebrew words, such as ḥāgû H2511 (e.g., Jer. 49:16). The form can also be the past participle of cleave (e.g., Deut. 14:6 NRSV).
Clift
clift. This obsolete term, equivalent to cleft, is found a few times in most editions of the KJV (Exod. 33:22; Job 30:6; Isa. 57:5).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cleft, Cliff, Clift
CLEFT, kleft, CLIFF, klif, CLIFT, klift: The first of these words, from cleave, “to split,” is a crevice or narrow opening, as “of the ragged rocks” (Isa 2:21); “under the clefts of the rocks” (Isa 57:5). “Clift” is an obsolete form of cleft, found in AV Ex 33:22; Isa 57:5, but not in RV. “Cliff,” an
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