Earthy • Rolling Thing
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dust [Heb. ‘āp̱ār] (Gen. 2:7; 3:14, 19; 13:16; 18:27; 28:14; Ex. 8:16f; Lev. 17:13; Nu. 5:17; 23:10; Dt. 9:21; 28:24; etc.); AV also POWDER (2 K. 23:6, 15); NEB also EARTH, HOST (Nu. 23:10), etc.; [’āḇāq] (Ex. 9:9; Isa. 5:24; 29:5; Ezk. 26:10; Nah. 1:3), [dāqaq] (2 Ch. 34:4); NEB POWDER; [galgal]
Rolling Thing
Rolling Thing The AV’s noncommittal translation of Heb. galgāl (lit “wheel”; cf. Ps. 83:13 [MT 14], AV) in Isa. 17:13. The two most common interpretations are offered by the RSV (“whirling dust”) and NEB (“thistle-down”). KoB (p. 181) suggests: “the wheel-shaped dryed [sic] calix of the thistle Gundelia
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DUST. Dust refers literally to small, powdery particles of earth, or is occasionally used as a synonym for the soil itself (Job 14:19; 38:38; Isa 25:12). From such humble material man’s body was originally made by God (Gen 2:7), as well as the bodies of the other creatures (Eccl 3:20). To it the body
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DUST. Heb. ’āḇāq, ‘āp̱ār, dust of the earth, is used literally and in similes to express: multitude (Gn. 13:16; Is. 29:5); smallness (Dt. 9:21; 2 Ki. 13:7); poverty (1 Sa. 2:8); abasement (Gn. 18:27) (*Ashes); dust on the head as a sign of sorrow (Jb. 2:12; Rev. 18:19); contrition (Jos. 7:6).Man’s
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DUST. In the countries suffering from severe droughts the soil is often converted into dust, which, agitated by violent winds, brings terrific and desolating storms. Among the punishments against the Hebrews, in the event of forsaking Jehovah, was that, instead of rain, dust and ashes (“powder”) should
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
DustStorms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of “powder and dust” (Deut. 28:24).To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Josh.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DUST — loose earth. God fashioned Adam out of the dust of the earth (Gen. 2:7). Because he led people to sin, the serpent was cursed to eat dust as he crawled on his belly (Gen. 3:14). Dust was poured upon the head as a sign of mourning. Dust is also used as a symbol for a numberless multitude (Gen.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DUST<dust> ([עָפָר‎, ̀aphar]; [κονιορτός, koniortos], [χου̂ς, chous]): Small particles of earth. The word has several figurative and symbolic meanings:1. Dust being the material out of which God is said to have formed man (Genesis 2:7), it became a symbol of man’s frailty (Psalm 103:14, “For
ROLLING THING<rol’-ing>: Isaiah 17:13, the King James Version “like a rolling thing before the whirlwind,” a noncommittal translation of [גַּלְגַּח‎, galgal], “revolving thing,” “wheel” (Ecclesiastes 12:6). the Revised Version (British and American) “like the whirling dust before the storm”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Dust. The Hebrew word thus rendered in our Authorized Version indicates earth that is dry; its Greek equivalent, earth that is easily raised or volatile. The word “dust” is used figuratively to denote death and the grave (Gen. 3:19; Job 7:21); also a mean condition (1 Sam. 2:8); also a great multitude
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DUST (κονιορτός, Mt 10:14, Lk 9:5, 10:11, Ac 13:51, 22:23; χόος = χοῦς, Mk 6:11, Rev 18:19. The former means properly dust stirred up or blown about, as ‘a cloud of dust’; the latter simply earth or soil thrown down or raised in a heap. In NT the two words are plainly synonymous).—The long droughts
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DUST Loose earth, used both literally and figuratively. Dust is used in figures of speech for a multitude (Gen. 13:16; Num. 23:10; Isa. 29:5) or for an abundance (of flesh, Ps. 78:27; of silver, Job 27:16; of blood, Zeph. 1:17). Dust is used as a metaphor for death, the grave, or Sheol (Job 10:9; Eccles.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
dust. The first mention of dust (Heb. ʿāpār H6760) in the Bible is at the creation of Adam (Gen. 3:16, 19; cf. 1 Cor. 15:47). Dust was thrown upon the head as a sign of mourning (Josh. 7:6; cf. Rev. 18:19), but could serve to indicate abundance collectively (Gen. 13:16). Jesus instructed his disciples
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DUST, dust (עָפָר‎, ʽāphār; κονιορτός, koniortós, χοῦς, choús): Small particles of earth. The word has several figurative and symbolic meanings: (1) Dust being the material out of which God is said to have formed man (Gen 2:7), it became a symbol of man’s frailty (Ps 103:14, “For he knoweth our frame;
Rolling, Thing
ROLLING, rōl′ing, THING: Isa 17:13, AV “like a rolling thing before the whirlwind,” a non-committal tr of גַּלְגַּל‎, galgal, “revolving thing,” “wheel” (Eccl 12:6). RV “like the whirling dust before the storm” is probably right. But see Chaff; Dust; Stubble.
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