Faint Hearted • Fainthearted • Faintheartedness • Fainting • Feeble-Minded • Feebleminded • Weak-Minded
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Feeble-Minded Only in 1 Thess. 5:14, AV, for Gk. oligópsychos, in the obsolete sense of “fainthearted,” as it is translated in the RSV. In the LXX this term is used as the equivalent of Heb. kôšēl, the tottering or feeble-kneed in Isa. 35:3; 54:6; Gk. oligopsychía occurs in the LXX twice (Ex. 6:9;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FEEBLEMINDED. In 1 Thess 5:14 believers are instructed to “comfort the feebleminded,” i.e., encourage those who are fainthearted or discouraged (Gr. oligopsychos, often in LXX), In the LXX the term covers a wide range of attitudes from being fearful (Isa 35:4), humbled or dejected (Isa 57:15), grieved
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FAINTHEARTED (Gk. oligopsuchos, “little spirited”). Often occurs in the LXX and signifies one who is laboring under such trouble that his heart sinks within him; it may also mean one’s despairing of working out his salvation (1 Thess. 5:14).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FEEBLE-MINDED - KJV word for fainthearted (1 Thess. 5:14; timid, NIV). The Greek word means "little-spirited" or "small-souled."
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAINT<fant> ([עָיֵת‎, ̀ayeph], [עוּת‎, ̀uph], [יָעַת‎, yàaph], [עָלַת‎, ̀alaph], [עָטַת‎, aTaph], [דַּוָּי‎, dawway], [יָגֵעַ‎, yaghea`], [מָסַס‎, macac], [רָכַךְ‎, rakhakh], [פָּגַר‎, paghar], [כָּהָה‎, kahah]; [ἐκλύω, ekluo], [ἐκκακέω, ekkakeo], [κάμνω, kamno]): The Hebrew vocabulary for the depressing
FEEBLE-MINDED<fe’-b’-l-min’-ded> ([ὀλιγόψυχος, oligopsuchos]): Only in 1 Thess 5:14 the King James Version, in the sense of “fainthearted,” as in the Revised Version (British and American). In Septuagint it is used as the equivalent of koshel, the tottering or feeble-kneed in Isa 35:3; 54:6;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FAINT, fānt (עָיֵף‎, ʽāyēph, עוּף‎, ‛ūph, יָעַף‎, yāʽaph, עָלַף‎, ‛ālaph, עָטַף‎, ‛āṭaph, דַּוָּי‎, dawwāy, יָגֵעַ‎, yāgḣēa, מָסַס‎, māṣaṣ, רָכַךְ‎, rākhakh, פָּגַר‎, pāghar, כָּהָה‎, kāhāh; ἐκλύω, eklúō, ἐκκακέω, ekkakéō, κάμνω, kámnō): The Heb vocabulary for the depressing physical conditions
FEEBLE-MINDED, fēʹb’l-mīnʹded (ὀλιγόψυχος, oligópsuchos): Only in 1 Thess 5:14 AV, in the sense of “fainthearted,” as in RV. In LXX it is used as the equivalent of kōshēl, the tottering or feeble-kneed in Isa 35:3; 54:6; oligopsuchía occurs in lxx twice (Ex 6:9; Ps 54:7), for “anguish of spirit”