Comfortless • Desolation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Desolate [Heb. šāmēm, šemamâ, šammâ (frequent), šô’â (Job 30:3; 38:27), ḥārēḇ (Jer. 2:12; 26:9; 33:10), ḥorbâ (Ezk. 25:13), kāḥaḏ (Job 15:28), šā’ôn (Ps. 40:2), bālaq (Isa. 24:1), alōp̱ (Prov. 31:8), yāḥîḏ (Ps. 68:6), šāḏaḏ (Jer. 4:30), bûqâ (Nah. 2:10) ṣāḏâ
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DESOLATE<des’-o-lat> (very frequently in the Old Testament for [שָׁמֵם‎, shamem], and its derivatives; less frequently, [חָרֵב‎, charebh], and its derivatives, and other words. In the New Testament it stands for [ἔρημος, eremos] (Matthew 23:38; Acts 1:20; Galatians 4:27) eremoo (Revelation 17:16),
COMFORTLESS<kum’-fert-les> ([ὀρφανούς, orphanous], “orphans”): The Greek original is found but twice in the New Testament; rendered “comfortless” in John 14:18, the Revised Version (British and American) “desolate”; “fatherless” in James 1:27 (compare Psalm 68:5). The term signifies
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DESOLATION.—The history of Israel had given to this word in the time of Christ a peculiar and sinister significance. To nearly all the prophets the idea of a wasted and depopulated land, such as is given in the graphic description of Is 1:7–9, is familiar. When Jeremiah and Ezekiel, who most frequently
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DESOLATE, desʹō̇-lā̇t (very frequently in the OT for שָׁמֵם‎, shāmēm, and its derivatives; less frequently, חָרֵב‎, ḥārēbh, and its derivatives, and other words. In the NT it stands for ἔρημος, érēmos [Mt 23:38; Acts 1:20; Gal 4:27], erēmóō [Rev 17:16], and monóō [1 Tim 5:5]): From Lat de,
COMFORTLESS, kumʹfērt-les (ὀρφανούς, orphanoús, “orphans”): The Gr original is found but twice in the NT; rendered “comfortless” in Jn 14:18, RV “desolate”; “fatherless” in Jas 1:27 (cf Ps 68:5). The term signifies bereft of a father, parents, guardian, teacher, guide, and indicates what must be the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DESOLATION [שָׁמֵםshamem; ἐρῆμος erēmos]. In the OT desolation carries a sense of lifelessness (Isa 54:1), abandonment (Zech 7:14), ruin (Ezek 6:4), and devastation (Gen 47:19), often accompanied by astonishment or horror (Isa 52:14; Ezek 12:19; Ezra 9:3–4).In the NT erēmos refers primarily to a