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Dalet
Daleth
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Daleth
Daleth däʹləth (רּ‎, ר). The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and as such used in Ps. 119 to designate the fourth section; in ISBE transliterated with the dagesh as d, and without as (sometimes pronounced as th in the). It came also to be used for the number four, and with the diaeresis for
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Daleth
DALETH. The fourth letter of the Heb. alphabet (“d” in English). As such it is used in Ps 119 to designate the fourth part, each verse of which begins with this letter. The Heb. word daleth (See Alphabet.) means “door,” and this was the appearance of a daleth in its earliest pictographic form.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Daleth
Daleth (Heb. dāleṯ)The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew character represents both the dental stop (transliterated d) and, with the daghesh, the spirantized interdental ().
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Daleth
Daleth [däˊlĭth] (Heb. dāleṯ).† The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, thus used with numerical value in the KJV, NIV, and JB as the heading of the fourth section of the acrostic Ps. 119. Hebrew character (דּ דֶ) represents both the dental stop (transliterated d) and, with the daghesh,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Daleth
DALETH The fourth letter (ד) of the Hebrew alphabet. It has the numeric value of four.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Daleth
DA´LETH (ד) (daʹleth). The fourth letter of the Heb. alphabet. From Semitic “daleth” came Gk. delta δ, whence Lat. and English “d.” See Ps. 119, section 4, where this letter begins each verse in the Heb.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Daleth
Dalethdaleth (dahʹleth), the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; its numerical value is four. The earliest form of the letter in proto-Sinaitic inscriptions resembles a fish. The later early Phoenician form became a triangle, which has survived in the Greek letter delta. Later Phoenician and early
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Daleth
DALETH [DAH leth] — the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, used as a heading over Psalm 119:25–32. In the original Hebrew language, each of these eight verses begins with the letter daleth. Also see Acrostic.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DALETH
DALETH<da’-leth> ([דּ‎, ד]): The 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and as such used in Psalm 119 to designate the 4th section; transliterated in this Encyclopedia with the dagesh as d, and, without, as dh (= th in “the”). It came also to be used for the number four (4), and with the dieresis for
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Daleth
daleth dah’leth (from דֶּלֶתH1946, “door”). The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ד), with a numerical value of four. It was originally shaped like a triangle, but later on, when “square Hebrew” characters developed (apparently in Aramaic circles during the 6th cent. B.C.), it assumed the shape
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Daleth
DALETH, däʹleth (דּ‎, ד): The 4th letter of the Heb alphabet, and as such used in Ps 119 to designate the 4th section; transliterated in this Encyclopaedia with the dagesh as d, and, without, as dh (= th in the). It came also to be used for the number four (4), and with the dieresis for 4,000. With the