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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eye
Eye In the OT the word “eye” generally renders Heb. ʿayin; there are, however, a few exceptions, e.g., pānîm (“face”) in Ex. 20:20, nāḇaṭ (“look at,” “obey”) in Ps. 119:6, 15. In the NT the usual term is Gk. ophthalmós; some exceptions here are ómma (“eye”) in Mk. 8:23 and, for “eye” of a needle,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eye
eye, in the Bible, usually the literal organ for sight, but the term may also be used to refer to a person’s look or appearance (Lev. 13:55) or applied in a variety of metaphorical senses. For example, a person whose eye is “evil” is one consumed with jealousy, envy, or malice toward another (Sir. 14:10;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eye
Ancient peoples of the Near East feared the evil eye. In this mosaic from Antioch of Syria of early Christian date, all sorts of attacks are made on the evil eye. HFVEYE. Eye denotes the physical organ of sight of man and beast and is used in many figurative applications. The eyes are affected by
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eye
EYE. The Heb. word for eye, ‘ayin, with parallels in other Near Eastern languages, is used of the physical organ of man (Gn. 3:6) or beast (30:41), of God anthropomorphically (Ps. 33:18), and also of objects (Ezk. 1:18; cf. Rev. 4:6). The Gk. word ophthalmos has familiar derivations in English.In Hebrew
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eye
EyeAn essential part of the body (1 Cor. 12:16–21), enabling people and animals to see, both physically and figuratively (Deut. 3:21; 1 John 1:1). Biblical writings, however, understand the visual process very differently than does modern science. Whereas we consider the eye a receptive organ which
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eye
Eye (Heb. ˓ayin; Gk. ophthalmós). The organ of sight; also taken to represent the process of apprehending divine revelation.The Old Testament notes the beautiful eyes of young David (1 Sam. 16:12) and the “weak” eyes of Leah (Gen. 29:17; KJV, NIV mg. “delicate”; cf. JB). To the Hebrews
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eye
EYE The organ of sight. The eye in Scripture has several metaphorical meanings. The eye is considered a gift from God (Prov 20:12) and a mirror of the soul (Sir 14:8–9). Figuratively, the eye is a means of expressing the entire person or the will. Hence, to turn one’s eyes toward God is to be obedient
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eye
Eye. (The practice of painting the eyelids to make the eyes look large, lustrous and languishing is often alluded to in the Old Testament, and still extensively prevails among the women of the East, and especially among the Mohammedans. Jezebel, in 2 Kings 9:30, is said to have prepared for her meeting
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eye
EYE. Used as the symbol of a large number of objects and ideas, as in the following: (1) frequently a fountain; (2) color (Num. 11:7, in the Heb.; see marg., KJV); (3) the face or surface (Ex. 10:5, 15; Num. 22:5, 11, as “the surface, i.e., eye of the land”); the expression “between the eyes” means the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eye
Eye(Heb. ʾain, meaning “flowing”), applied (1) to a fountain, frequently; (2) to colour (Num. 11:7; R.V., “appearance,” marg. “eye”); (3) the face (Ex. 10:5, 15; Num. 22:5, 11), in Num. 14:14, “face to face” (R.V. marg., “eye to eye”). “Between the eyes”, i.e., the forehead (Ex. 13:9, 16).The expression
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Eye
Eyeeye, an organ adapted to perceive light and darkness. In the Bible, the word can refer to the eyes of humans and animals (Gen. 27:1; Job 21:20) and appears in a number of combinations such as ‘raising one’s eyes’ (Gen. 18:2). ‘Eye’ may also be used to refer to a person’s look or appearance (Lev.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eye
EYE — the light-sensitive organ of vision in animals and humans. In Bible times, eyes were considered God’s gifts (Prov. 20:12). Since early times, beautiful eyes have been part of physical attractiveness; women have long applied cosmetics to their eyes (2 Kin. 9:30). Cruel kings sometimes gouged out