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Dwarf
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dwarf
Dwarf [Heb. daq—‘thin, lean’] (Lev. 21:20); NEB “with mis-shapen brows.” “Dwarf” is the rendering of most of the English versions in a passage listing the physical failings that forbade a man of the seed of Aaron to officiate at the altar, though he might partake of the sacrificial gifts. The precise
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dwarf
DWARF. The Heb. word daq is rendered “dwarf” in Lev 21:20, describing one who is physically disqualified from offering sacrifices. The term may indicate small size (perhaps caused by tuberculosis; see Diseases) or deformity resulting from withered limbs or some other malady. A dancing pigmy or dwarf
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dwarf
DWARF (Heb. daq, ‘thin’, ‘small’). Used to denote one of the physical disabilities which precluded a man from officiating as a priest (Lv. 21:20), the exact meaning of the Heb. word is not clear. The same word is used of the lean kine and blasted ears in Pharaoh’s dream (Gn. 41:3, 23), and the reference
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dwarf
DWARF (Heb. daq, “beaten” small, as in Lev. 16:12, NASB, “finely ground”). An incorrect rendering for a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20). Such a person was included among those who could not serve in the sanctuary. See Blemish.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DWARF
DWARF<dworf>: The rendering in English Versions of the Bible of the Hebrew word [דַּק‎, dak], “thin,” “small,” in Leviticus 21:20, where a list is given of physical failings which forbade man of the seed of Aaron to officiate at the altar, though he might partake of the sacrificial gifts. The
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Dwarfs
Dwarfs (under three feet in height).Androm′eda, 2 ft. 4 in. One of Julia’s free maids. (See below, Conopas.)Aris′tratos, the poet, was so small that Athenæos says, “no one could see him.”Bebe, or Nicholas Ferry, 2 ft. 9 in. A native of France (1714–1737). He had a brother and sister, both dwarfs.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dwarf
DWARF Person of abnormally small size, especially one with abnormal body proportions. The Hebrew word translated as dwarf by most English translations of Lev. 21:20 is used in Gen. 41:3, 23 to describe the emaciated cows and shriveled heads of grain. Some thus understand the word to mean lean or emaciated.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dwarfed
dwarfed. This term is used by the NIV to render Hebrew daq H1987 (“scanty, thin, lean”) in one passage that lists the physical handicaps that disqualify a descendant of Aaron from offering sacrifices (Lev. 21:20; NRSV, “dwarf”). The word is used of thin cows and ears of corn (Gen. 41:3–7), of small,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dwarf
DWARF, dwôrf: The rendering in EV of Heb דַּק‎, daḳ, “thin,” “small,” in Lev 21:20, where a list is given of physical failings which forbade a man of the seed of Aaron to officiate at the altar, though he might partake of the sacrificial gifts. The precise meaning of the Heb word here is uncertain; elsewhere
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DWARF
DWARF [דַּקdaq]. A category of person, generally translated as “dwarf,” considered physically imperfect who, along with such others as the blind, lame, and males with crushed testicles, was therefore disqualified from “offering the food of his God” within the Israelite cult (Lev 21:17, 20).
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