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Dysentery
Bloody Flux • Flux
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dysentery
Dysentery. Diarrhea caused by parasitic bacteria, protozoa (amoeba), or worms in contaminated food or drink. Dysentery is accompanied by intestinal spasms and ulceration, with the appearance of blood and pus in the excrement. On the island of Malta the apostle Paul miraculously cured a person of dysentery
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dysentery
Dysentery [Gk. dysenteríon] (Acts 28:8); AV BLOODY FLUX. The RSV employs “dysentery” to render the medical term Luke used in designating the disease by which the father of Publius was affected in Malta at the time of Paul’s shipwreck. In Malta the acute form of this disease is often attended with a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dysentery
DYSENTERY Diarrhea caused by parasitic bacteria, protozoa (amoeba), or worms in contaminated food or drink. Dysentery is accompanied by intestinal spasms and ulceration, with the appearance of blood and pus in the excrement. On the island of Malta the apostle Paul miraculously cured a person of dysentery
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dysentery
DysenteryA disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood (Gk. dysentérion). This disease, due to a parasitic microbe (Bacillus dysenteriae) and at times fatal, has been proved to be epidemic. According to Acts 28:8 the father of Publius suffered a fever and dysentery at Malta.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dysentery
Dye. *Although the process of dying materials is not described in the Bible, the Israelites had access to dyed cloth as early as the time of the wilderness tabernacle (Exod. 35:6, 23–26). Dyed goods were prized as the spoil of battle (Judg. 5:30). While there is no indication that the Israelites could
Dysentery
Dysentery (Gk. dysenteríon). A disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood. According to Acts 28:8 the father of Publius suffered a fever and dysentery (KJV “bloody flux”) at Malta; this disease, due to a parasitic microbe (Bacillus dysenteriae) and at times fatal, has
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Flux Bloody
Flux, Bloody, Acts 28:8, the same as our dysentery, which in the East is, though sometimes sporadic, generally epidemic and infectious, and then assumes its worst form.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DYSENTERY
DYSENTERY<dis’-en-ter-i> ([δυσεντερία, dusenteria): In Acts 28:8 the Revised Version (British and American) uses this word in place of the phrase “bloody flux” of the King James Version to describe the disease by which the father of Publius was affected in Malta at the time of Paul’s shipwreck.
BLOODY FLUX
BLOODY FLUX<fluks> ([πυρετὸς καὶ δυσεντερία, puretos kai dusenteria], literally “fever and dysentery”): The disease by which the father of Publius was afflicted in Malta (Acts 28:8). the Revised Version (British and American) calls it “dysentery”; a common and dangerous disease which in Malta
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Flux
Flux, Bloody (Acts 28:8), the same as our dysentery, which is common in the East.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dysentery
DYSENTERY Disease characterized by diarrhea, painful bowel spasms, and ulceration and infection of the bowels resulting in blood and pus in the excreta. Modern speech translations of Acts 28:8 render the “bloody flux” of the KJV as dysentery. Many interpreters also understand the chronic bowel disease
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dysentery
DYSENTERY, disʹen-ter-i (δυσεντερία, dusentería): In Acts 28:8 RV uses this word in place of the phrase “bloody flux” of AV to describe the disease by which the father of Publius was affected in Malta at the time of St. Paul’s shipwreck. The acute form of this disease is often attended with a high
Bloody Flux
BLOODY FLUX, fluks (πυρετὸς καὶ δυσεντερία, puretós kaí dusentería, lit. “fever and dysentery”): The disease by which the father of Publius was afflicted in Malta (Acts 28:8). RV calls it “dysentery”; a common and dangerous disease which in Malta is often fatal to soldiers of the garrison even at
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DYSENTERY
DYSENTERY [δυσεντέριον dysenterion]. Luke reports how Paul, shipwrecked on Malta, healed Publius’ father of “fever and dysentery” (Acts 28:8). The stem of the word enterion (ἐντέριον) indicates an intestinal problem. Invariably accompanied by diarrhea, including mucus and blood, and in this case by
Key passages
Ac 28:8

And it happened that the father of Publius was lying down, afflicted with fever and dysentery. Paul went to him and after praying, he placed his hands on him and healed him.

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