Blunder • Err • Inaccuracy • Mistake • Wrong
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Err; Error
Err; Error [Heb. šāg̱â] (Nu. 15:22; 1 S. 26:21; Job 6:24; 19:4; Isa. 28:7; Ezk. 45:20); NEB also “(omit) through inadvertence” (Nu. 15:22), “in the wrong” (1 S. 26:21); [šāg̱ag̱] (Lev. 5:18); AV IGNORANCE; [šeg̱āg̱â] (Nu. 15:25f, 28; Eccl. 10:5); AV also IGNORANCE; NEB also OMISSION (Nu. 15:25),
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ERROR — deviation from the truth or an accepted code of behavior (Job 4:18; Eccl. 5:6; 10:5; Dan. 6:4). In the New Testament the Greek word translated as “error” means “a wandering from the way,” “a straying from the path” (Rom. 1:27; 1 John 4:6). In the NKJV the same Greek word is also translated as
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ERR; ERROR<ur>, <er’-er>:To err is in the Old Testament the translation of [שָׁגָה‎, shaghah], and [תָּעָה‎, tàah], both of which mean literally,. “to wander,” “to go astray.” We have shaghah in 1 Samuel 26:21, “I have played the fool, and have erred”; Job 19:4, “Mine error remaineth with
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ERROR.—As one who lived in the undimmed vision of holiness and truth, ‘who saw life steadily and saw it whole,’ Jesus must have felt with an intensity we cannot fathom how sin had distorted the reason of man as well as perverted his affections. All around Him He saw men walking ‘in the vanity of their
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Err, Error
ERR, ûr, ERROR, er′ēr:To err is in the OT the tr of שָׁגָה‎, shāghāh, and תָּעָה‎, tāʽāh, both of which mean lit. “to wander,” “to go astray.” We have shāghāh in 1 S 26:21, “I have played the fool, and have erred”; Job 19:4, “Mine error remaineth with myself,” i.e. “is my own concern,” or, perhaps,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MISS THE MARK [חָטָאkhataʾ]. Committing a mistake; not taking the right path of duty and so acting against God or other humans. See MARK, GOAL, SIGN; SIN, SINNERS.