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Close • Shut
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Close; Closed
Close; Closed [Heb. sāg̱ar, ’āṭar, ‘āṣar, ’āṭam, šā‘â, ‘ālam, ṣāp̱an, šîṯ, sāḇaḇ, nāqap̱, kāsâ, ṣûp̱, ‘ārēl]; AV also SHUT, STOP, HIDE, COMPASS, etc.; NEB also SHUT, ENGULF, STOP, BLOCK, etc.; [Gk. kleíō, kammýō, ptýssō, syntéleia]; AV also SHUT, END; NEB also ROLLED
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Shut, Close
Shut, CloseIn the Bible, to shut or close is primarily to exercise power. Although God has the ultimate authority to shut and close things, human beings in their exercise of free will are also said to shut out the word of God from their own understanding. Thus shutting or closing is chiefly the site
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLOSE
CLOSE<kloz>, <klos> verb, adjective and adverb, ([כָּסָה‎, kasah], [סָגַר‎, saghar]; [καμμύω, kammuo]): Other words are harah, “to burn”; “Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?” (Jeremiah 22:15 the King James Version), the Revised Version (British and American) “strivest to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Close
CLOSE, vb. klōz; adj. and advb., klōs (כָּסָה‎, kāṣāh, סָגַר‎, ṣāghar; καμμύω, kammúō): Other words are ḥārāh, “to burn”; “Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?” (Jer 22:15 AV), RV “strivest to excel in cedar,” m “viest with the cedar”; ‛āçam, “to harden”; “Jeh hath closed