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Dawn
Break of Day • Dawning
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dawn; Dawning
Dawn; Dawning [Heb. šaḥar, nešep̱, ‘ālâ—‘go up’ (Gen. 19:15; Josh. 6:15), bōq̣er (Zeph. 3:5), nōg̱ah—‘shining’ (Prov. 4:18), zāraḥ—‘shine’ (Dt. 33:2), zāra‘—‘sow’ (Ps. 97:11), ’ôr (Mic. 2:1); Gk. epiphṓskō (Mt. 28:1), anatolḗ (Lk. 1:78), anatéllō—‘rise’ (Mt. 4:16), bathéōs (Lk. 24:1),
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dawn, Dawning
DAWN, DAWNING — the first appearance of light in the morning as the sun rises (Job 7:4; Is. 58:10; Acts 27:33). Matthew’s account of the resurrection of Christ begins with these words: “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAWN; DAWNING
DAWN; DAWNING<don>: The word means the approach of the morning light, the breaking of the day. There are several words in the Bible that indicate this. [נֶשֶׁת‎, nesheph], “twilight” of the morning (Job 7:4; Psalm 119:147). The same word is used for evening twilight (1 Samuel 30:17; 2 Kings
BREAK OF DAY
BREAK OF DAYאוֹר‎ [’or], “to be light,” “the light breaks” (2 Samuel 2:32); [αὐγή, auge], “bright light,” “radiance” (Acts 20:11).See DAWN.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dawn
DAWN First appearance of light in the morning as the sun rises. Job 3:9 indicates that the stars are still visible at dawn. Dawn is used in the literal sense of the beginning of the day (Josh. 6:15; Judg. 19:26; Matt. 28:1; Acts 27:33). Matthew 4:16 uses the picture of the dawn in Isa. 9:2–3 as a figure
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dawn
dawn. This English term, as a noun or a verb, can be used to render several words and expressions, especially Hebrew šaḥar H8840 (e.g., Job 38:12; KJV, “dayspring”). Some believe this word refers to the Amorite god Shahar. The light of dawn can be a symbol for truthfulness and discernment (Isa. 8:19–20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dawn, Dawning
DAWN, dôn, DAWNING: The word means the approach of the morning light, the breaking of the day. There are several words in the Bible that indicate this. נֶשֶׁף‎, nesheph, “twilight” of the morning (Job 7:4; Ps 119:147). The same word is used for evening twilight (1 S 30:17; 2 K 7:5, 7); פְּנו̇ת הַבֹּקֶר‎,
Break of Day
BREAK OF DAY: אוֹר‎, ’ōr, “to be light,” “the light breaks” (2 S 2:32); αὐγή, augḗ, “bright light,” “radiance” (Acts 20:11). See Dawn.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DAWN
DAWN [שָׁחַרshakhar; ὄρθρος orthros]. In the OT, dawn often translates shakhar, an ANE deity associated with the sun’s rising (e.g., Isa 14:12; Job 41:18). In the NT, various Greek terms often refer simply to the break of day (e.g., Mark 13:35; Luke 24:1; Acts 20:11). In Luke 1:78, dawn is employed