Avoid • Avoidance • Escapes • Ignore
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Escape [Heb. mālaṭ (e.g., Gen. 19:20), pālaṭ, pālîṭ, pelêṭâ, yāṣāʾ—‘go out’ (e.g., 1 S. 14:41), mippe—‘from the face of’ (Gen. 7:7), lûz (Prov. 3:21; 4:21), ʿālâ—‘ascend’ (Ex. 1:10), mānôs—‘refuge’ (“way of escape,” Job 11:20), sûr—‘turn aside’ (Job 15:30), tôṣāʾôṯ—‘out
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Escape, Stories of
Escape, Stories ofWith well over a hundred references to escaping and a similar number of references to *“fleeing,” the Bible portrays a world in which people live in an awareness of the need to escape from a range of dangerous situations, both physical and spiritual. The motifs of escape and rescue
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AVOID<a-void>: Archaic use in 1 Samuel 18:11 for “escaped.” In the Revised Version (British and American) of New Testament only in 2 Corinthians 8:20 [στελλόμενοι, stellomenoi] with negative), literally, “arranging that not,” etc., i.e. by anticipation providing that something should not occur.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
AVOID, a-voidʹ: Archaic use in 1 S 18:11 for “escaped.” In RV of NT only in 2 Cor 8:20 (στελλόμενοι, stellómenoi with negative), lit. “arranging that not,” etc, i.e. by anticipation providing that something should not occur. In AV for “turn away from,” ἐκκλίνετε, ekklínete: Rom 16:17; 1 Tim 6:20;