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Defy
Defiant
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Defy
Defy [Heb. ḥārap̱ (1 S. 17:10, 25), ’āmar (Ps. 139:20), mārâ (Isa. 3:8)]; AV also SPEAK AGAINST, PROVOKE; NEB also PROVOKE, REBEL (Isa. 3:8). In the narrative of David’s encounter with Goliath the term is used in its most familiar sense of “taunt” or “challenge to combat.” In Isa. 3:8 mārâ (“quarrel,”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEFY
DEFY<de-fi’> ([הָרַת‎, charaph], [זָעַם‎, zàam]): In 1 Samuel 17:10, 25, 26, 36, 45 (the story of David and Goliath) and kindred passages, this word is used in its most familiar sense — ”to taunt,” “challenge to combat” (Hebrew charaph). In Numbers 23:7, 8 “denounce” would be a better
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Defy
DEFY, dē̇-fīʹ (חָרַת‎, ḥāraph, זָעַם‎, zā‛am): In 1 S 17:10, 25, 26, 36, 45 (the story of David and Goliath) and kindred passages, this word is used in its most familiar sense—“to taunt,” “challenge to combat” (Heb ḥāraph). In Nu 23:7, 8 “denounce” would be a better tr than “defy” (Heb zā‛am).