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Fade
Fading
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fade
Fade The concept of diminishing, dying out, or withering is expressed in the OT by Heb. qāp̱aṣ (Job 24:24; AV “taken out of the way”; NEB “wilt”), mālal (Ps. 37:2; 90:6; AV “be cut down”; NEB “wither,” “is parched”), nāḇēl (Isa. 28:1, 4; 40:7f.; 64:6 [MT 5]; NEB also “flowering,“ “have withered”),
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fade, Fading
Fade, FadingThe Bible uses the word fade primarily to denote the transience of human life and the futility of sin. Nearly always the imagery of grass or plants and their short lives is used to remind people of their short stay on earth. The word fade thus has a two-pronged focus: it emphasizes that
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FADE
FADE<fad> ([נָבֵל‎, nabhel]; [μαραίνω, maraino]): “To fade” is in the Old Testament the translation of nabhel, “to droop or wither,” figuratively, “to fade,” or “pass way” (Ps 18:45; Isa 1:30; 24:4; 28:1, 4; 40:7, 8); once it is the translation of balal “to well up,” “to overflow”;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fade
FADE, fād (נָבֵל‎, nābhēl; μαραίνω, maraínō): “To fade” is in the OT the tr of nābhāl, “to droop or wither,” fig. “to fade,” or “pass way” (Ps 18:45; Isa 1:30; 24:4; 28:1, 4; 40:7, 8); once it is the tr of bālal, “to well up,” “to overflow”; perhaps from nābhal (Isa 64:6, “We all do fade as a leaf”);