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Embrace
Inclusiveness
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Embrace
Embrace [Heb. ḥāḇaq] (Gen. 29:13; 33:4; 48:10; 2 K. 4:16; Prov. 4:8; 5:20; Cant. 2:6; 8:3; Eccl. 3:5); NEB also “have in your arms” (2 K. 4:16), “was round me” (Cant. 2:6; 8:3); [ḥêq] (Gen. 16:5); AV BOSOM; NEB ARMS; [Gk. epipíptō] (Lk. 15:20; Acts 20:37); AV “fell on”; NEB “flung their arms
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EMBRACE
EMBRACE<em-bras’>: The word has two distinct meanings in the Old Testament:1. to clasp and hold fondly in the arms, pointing to a common custom (Genesis 29:13; 33:4; 48:10; 2 Kings 4:16; Song 2:6; 8:3; compare Acts 20:10), and2. to have sexual intercourse (Proverbs 4:8; 5:20;
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inclusiveness
INCLUSIVENESS God chose Abraham from among the families of the earth to be the father of a great nation, which would then convey God’s blessing to others (Gen. 12:3; Gal. 3:6–9). God’s special relationship with Israel (Exod. 19:5–6) was never intended to be exclusive, however. Numerous non-Israelites
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Kisses
Kisses & EmbracesKissing is the act of touching the lips to another person or object. Embracing is the act of enclosing with the arms another person or object to hold close to the body. The item(s) kissed may be lips, a cheek, a hand (including a ring), feet, or inanimate objects. The object of embracing
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Embrace
EMBRACE, em-brāsʹ: The word has two distinct meanings in the OT: (1) to clasp and hold fondly in the arms, pointing to a common custom (Gen 29:13; 33:4; 48:10; 2 K 4:16; Cant 2:6; 8:3; cf Acts 20:10), and (2) to have sexual intercourse (Prov 4:8; 5:20; Eccl 3:5). It seems to have acquired this technical