Divers • Diversities • Diversity • Eclectic • Variety • Various
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diverse [’eḇen wā’eḇen—‘a stone and a stone’] (“diverse weights,” Prov. 20:10, 23); AV DIVERS WEIGHTS; NEB “double standard in weights”; [’êp̱â we’êp̱â—‘an ephah’] (“diverse measures,” Prov. 20:10); AV DIVERS MEASURES; NEB “double standard in measures”; [Gk. poikílos] (He. 13:9); AV DIVERS;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DIVERS. In the KJV an archaic English word generally meaning either “several,” “many” (e.g., Heb 1:1) or “diverse,” “different in kind” (e.g., Deut 22:9), the rendering of several Heb. and Gr. words.The Israelites, probably to avoid idolatrous practices of the Canaanites, were forbidden to bring together
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Divers, Diverse
DIVERS, DIVERSE (Heb. kil˒ayim, “of two sorts”). The Jews were forbidden to bring together different kinds of materials, animals, or products, such as (1) weaving garments of two kinds of stuff, particularly of wool and linen; (2) sowing a field with mixed seed; (3) yoking an ox and an ass together;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES<di’-verz>, <di-vurs’>, <di-vur’-si-tiz>: “Divers” meaning “various,” “different in kind,” is now obsolete and used only as a synonym of “several,” i.e. more than one. The distinction between “divers” and “diverse” in the King James Version seems to be that the
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Eclectics.—A name given to certain ancient philosophers who selected from different systems what they saw fit and combined it into a system of their own. Their example was followed by the Neoplatonists of Alexandria, whose chief exponents were Plotinus, Porphyry, and Proclus.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DIVERSITY Characteristic of human and animal populations (Gen. 10; Acts 17:26–27). Out of His richness God created an unfathomable number of creatures to fill the earth (Gen. 1:11–12, 20–22, 24–25) and respond to Him in praise (Ps. 148).Although God chose the family of Abraham from among the nations
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Divers, Diverse, Diverstites
DIVERS, dīʹvẽrz, DIVERSE, dī-vȗrsʹ, DIVERSTITES, dî-vûrʹsi-tiz: “Divers” meaning “various,” “different in kind,” is now obsolete and used only as a synonym of “several,” i.e. more than one. The distinction between “divers” and “diverse” in AV seems to be that the former is the wider term, the latter
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DIVERSITY. Diversity can be dealt with at least on three different levels: ethnic diversity, religious diversity, and theological diversity.A. Ethnic DiversityB. Religious DiversityC. Theological DiversityBibliography