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Eduth
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A Hebrew word usually translated “covenant” or “testimony” and used in the Old Testament for writings such as the Ten Commandments (Exod 31:18), the covenant (2 Kgs 11:12; Ps 132:12), and the records of the tabernacle (Ex 25:16). Eduth is also used for the tabernacle itself (Num 17:7–8; 18:2; 2 Chr 24:6) and for the general wisdom and teaching of God (Ps 19:7; 78:5).Eduth is used in its transliterated form only in the titles of two Psalms (Ps 60; 80), where its meaning is more obscure. In both cases it is apparently modifying the Hebrew noun for “lily,” which is plural in Psalm 80 (Shoshannim Eduth) and singular in Psalm 60 (Shushan Eduth). In these titles, the phrase “lily of the covenant” or “lilies of the covenant” may carry a liturgical function, designate the melody, or refer to a musical instrument.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eduth
Eduth (עֵדוּת‎, eduth). A Hebrew word usually translated “covenant” or “testimony” and used in the Old Testament for writings such as the Ten Commandments (Exod 31:18), the covenant (2 Kgs 11:12; Ps 132:12), and the records of the tabernacle (Ex 25:16). Eduth is also used for the tabernacle itself (Num
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eduth
Eduth. Hebrew word usually translated “testimony” “witness,” or “commandment.” It is used with reference to the tabernacle (Nm 17:7, 8; 18:2; 2 Chr 24:6), the ark (Ex 25:16), the Ten Commandments (Ex 31:18), and the Law of God in general (Ps 19:8).The transliterated form appears only in the title of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eduth
Eduth ēʹduth [Heb. ʿēḏûṯ—‘testimony,’ a technical term for the Ten Commandments or for the Law]. The term “Eduth” occurs in the title to Ps. 60 (MT v 1), “according to Shushan Eduth” (lit “lily of the testimony” [?]). The title of Ps. 80 (MT v 1), Heb. ʾel-šōšannîm ʿeḏûṯ leʾāsāp̱, is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eduth
EDUTH* Hebrew word usually translated “testimony,” “witness,” or “commandment.” It is used with reference to the tabernacle (Nm 17:7–8; 18:2; 2 Chr 24:6), the ark (Ex 25:16), the Ten Commandments (Ex 31:18), and the law of God in general (Ps 19:8). The transliterated form appears only in the title of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shoshannim-Eduth
Shoshannim-Eduthin title of Ps. 80 (R.V. marg., “lilies, a testimony”), probably the name of the melody to which the psalm was to be sung.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EDUTH
EDUTH<e’-duth> ([עֵדוּת‎, ̀edhuth], “testimony,” a technical term for the Ten Commandments or for the Law): In Psalm 60 title, “set to Shushan Eduth” (literally, “a lily (is) the testimony”); 80 title, “set to Shoshannim Eduth” (literally, “lilies (is) the testimony”). The Hebrew words appear
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Shoshannim-Eduth
SHOSHANNIM-EDUTH (Shōʹ shănʹ nĭm-ēʹ dŭth) Term in tiles of Pss. 60; 80. “Eduth” means “witness” or “laws.” Its implication in the psalm titles is not clear. See Shoshannim; Lily of the Covenant.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Eduth
EDUTH, ēʹduth (עֵדוּת‎, ‛ēdhūth, “testimony,” a technical term for the Ten Commandments or for the Law): In Ps 60 title, “set to Shushan Eduth” (lit. “a lily [is] the testimony”); 80 title, “set to Shoshannim Eduth” (lit. “lilies [is] the testimony”). The Heb words appear to be intended to designate