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Distil
Distill
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Distil
Distil [Heb. nāzal] (Dt. 32:2); [nāṭap̱] (Cant. 4:11; 5:13); AV, NEB, DROP; [zāqaq] (Job 36:27); AV POUR DOWN. In each case the term means “fall in drops,” as dew or rain. It does not occur in its later technical sense, for the process we call “distillation” was not known in ancient times. In Cant.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DISTIL
DISTIL<dis-til’>: Only found twice in the English Bible (Deuteronomy 32:2; Job 36:27), in both cases in its original meaning of “to fall in drops,” as dew or rain (derived through French from Latin de, “down,” stillo, “to drop”). It does not occur in its later technical sense, for the process
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Distil
DISTIL, dis-tilʹ: Only found twice in the Eng. Bible (Dt 32:2; Job 36:27), in both cases in its original meaning of “to fall in drops,” as dew or rain (derived through Fr. from Lat de, “down,” stillo, “to drop”). It does not occur in its later technical sense, for the process we call distillation was