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Familiar
Familiarity
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Familiar
Familiar Of the OT occurrences in the RSV (1 K. 9:27; 2 K. 10:11; 2 Ch. 8:18; Ps. 55:13 [MT 14]; Jer. 20:10), all translate Heb. yāḏaʿ, “know,” in one form or another, except Jer. 20:10, where the Hebrew expression ʾĕnôš šelômî, “man of my peace,” expresses the concept of familiarity. Gk. gnṓstēs,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAMILIAR
FAMILIAR<fa-mil’-yar>: Is found as an adjective qualifying “friend” and “spirit.”1. Used, in a number of Old Testament passages, of spirits which were supposed to come at the call of one who had power over them. [אוֹב‎, ’obh], literally, something “hollow”; compare [אוֹב‎, ’obh], “bottle” (Job
A Catholic Dictionary
Familiar
familiar. The familiaris of a Pope or bishop is a person belonging to his household, who is supported by him or at his table, and renders him domestic, but not menial, services. It is not necessary that he should live under the same roof with his master, but the law will not treat him as his familiar
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Familiar
FAMILIAR, fa-mil’yar: Is found as an adj. qualifying “friend and “spirit.”(1) Used, in a number of OT passages, of spirits which were supposed to come at the call of one who had power over them. אוֹב‎, ’ōbh, lit. something “hollow”; cf אוֹב‎, ’ōbh, “bottle” (Job 32:19 AV); because the voice of the spirit