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Drowning
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Drowning
Drowning Drowning was not a form of capital punishment among the Jews, but was practiced by the Phoenicians, Syrians, Greeks, and Romans (cf. Mt. 18:6, Gk. katapontízomai).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Drown
DROWN. The Egyptian charioteers pursuing the escaping Israelites were drowned in the Red Sea (Ex 15:4; Heb 11:29). Drowning was never a Jewish method of capital punishment, nor was it a common practice in Galilee in Jesus’ day; but it was known among Gentiles in the Graeco-Roman world (Mt 18:6). The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Drown
DROWN (Gk. katapontizō). Drowning was not a Jewish method of capital punishment, neither was it a practice in Galilee, but belonged to the Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Phoenicians (Matt. 18:6).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Drown
Drown(Ex. 15:4; Amos 8:8; Heb. 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matt. 18:6.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Drowning
DROWNING.—Drowning never was or could be a recognized form of capital punishment in so poorly watered a country as Palestine, as it was in Assyria and Babylonia. It is mentioned in Mt 18:6 (|| Mk 9:42, Lk 17:2) as a fitting reward for those who ‘offend one of these little ones which believe in me.’ The
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DROWNING
DROWNING [טָבַעtavaʿ; πνίγω pnigō]. In the Bible, drowning often is associated with divine action and intervention. Because God brings order out of the chaotic sea (Gen 1) and once allowed water to FLOOD the earth to destroy living things (Gen 7), the sea becomes a symbol of a destructive power that