Fairness • Parity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fair This adjective, along with its comparative, superlative, and adverbial forms, is used in two distinct senses:
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FAIR. Several shades of meaning are found in the use of this word.1. Heb. ṭāhôr means “to shine,” “be bright”; hence, “clean,” “pure” thus “fair.” It is used of physical, moral, or ritual fairness (Prov 22:11, KJV “pureness”). Used physically it is opposed to filthy (Zech 3:3–5).2. Heb. ṭôb means
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FAIR. The rendering in the KJV of several Heb. and Gk. words. In the East exposure to the sun makes a great difference in the complexion of women. Those of high condition carefully avoid such exposure and retain their fairness, which becomes a distinguishing mark of quality as well as an enhancement
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FAIR - a word with several different meanings in the Bible:1. Lovely or beautiful (Song 1:15).2. Free from self-interest or prejudice (Ezek. 18:25, 29); honest (Prov. 1:3).3. Clear and open, as in "fair weather" (Matt. 16:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAIR<far>: The word translated in the King James Version from 9 Hebrew and 4 Greek expressions has nowhere in the Bible the modern sense of “blond,” “fair-skinned.” The translation of Isa 54:11, “fair colors,” refers to the cosmetic use of [פּוּךְֶ‎, pukh], stibium, antimony powder, with which
Compton’s Encyclopedia
fair and exposition
fair and expositionAlthough the terms are now used almost interchangeably, fairs and expositions, or exhibitions, have traditionally not been the same. A fair is a temporary market where buyers and sellers gather to transact business. An exposition is a display of works of art, science, or industry
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
fairness. A *principle of *justice that asserts that all persons in a particular group or all participants in a particular activity ought to contribute to and share in the benefits that accrue to the group in a manner that is equitable when measured according to an assumed or agreed to standard. Although
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FAIRNESS Prerequisite for wisdom (Prov. 2:9–10) and therefore an important value for life (Ps. 99:4; Prov. 1:2–3). The prophets linked fairness with righteousness (Isa. 11:4; cp. Ps. 98:9) and saw that when fairness was lacking, life became tenuous and uncertain (Isa. 59:9–11; Mic. 3:9–12). Biblical
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
fair. This English term is used in the KJV primarily in the sense of “beautiful” (e.g., Gen. 6:2); in the NIV it usually means “just” (e.g., Col. 4:1). See beauty; good; righteousness.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FAIR, fâr: The word trd in AV from 9 Heb and 4 Gr expressions has nowhere in the Bible the modern sense of “blond,” “fair-skinned.” The tr of Isa 54:11, “fair colors,” refers to the cosmetic use of פּוּךְ‎, pūkh, stibium, antimony powder, with which black margins were painted around the eyelids, so