Afar Off • Farther • Remote
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Far Used either as an adjective (“distant,” “remote”) or as an adverb (“widely removed”). It most frequently translates Heb. rāḥôq in the OT and Gk. makrán in the NT, but it also renders other Hebrew and Greek words. Heb. hālîlâ (cf. Gk. mḗ génoito; see Forbid), an exclamation of abhorrence
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
FarAt its most basic, the term far is a spatial image denoting relative distance. Something far is remote or distant. The hundred or so biblical usages that fall into this category are largely neutral in association, simply identifying the location of something. The image becomes symbolic when a person’s
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAR; FARTHER<far>, <far’-ther>: “Far” (adj.), distant, remote; (advb.) widely removed, is most frequently in the Old Testament the translation of [רָחוֹק‎, rachoq], and in the New Testament of [μακράν, makran], but also of other Hebrew and Greek words. The word chalilah, an exclamation of abhorrence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Far, Farther
FAR, fär, FARTHER, färʹthẽr: “Far” (adj.), distant, remote; (advb.) widely removed, is most frequently in the OT the tr of רָחוֹק‎, rāḥōḳ, and in the NT of μακράν, makrán, but also of other Heb and Gr words. The word hālīlāh, an exclamation of abhorrence or aversion (lxx mḗgénoilo; see Forbid),