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Fat
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fat
Fat In the OT “fat” usually translates Heb. ḥēleḇ or ḥeleḇ. It designates the layer of subcutaneous fat and the compact suet surrounding the viscera and imbedded in the entrails, which like the blood were forbidden as food in the Mosaic code (Lev. 3:17). Fat was to be sacrificed to God by being
Marrow
Marrow [Heb. mō (a)ḥ (Job 21:24), ḥēleḇ—‘fat’ (Ps. 63:5 [MT 6]), pual part of māḥâ—‘fatty dishes’ (Isa. 25:6); Gk. myelós (He. 4:12)]; NEB also RICH. Because the marrow nourishes and strengthens the bones, moist bones are a figure of health (Job 21:24; cf. Prov. 3:8). In Ps. 63:5 (MT 6) and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fat
fat, in sacrificial contexts, the greasy tissue of animals burned on the altar as an offering. The Hebrew word for “fat” (kheleb) specifically refers to the fat covering and surrounding the entrails and the fat on the kidneys (Lev. 3:3–4), but it also has a more general sense that includes the kidneys,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fat
FAT. The subcutaneous layer around the kidneys and other viscera which, like the blood, was forbidden by the Mosaic law to be used for food rather was burned as an offering to God (mentioned several times in Lev 3, 4, 7, 8, 9. The offering had to be made on the very day the animal was killed so as to
Marrow
MARROW. This English word occurs five times in the KJV as the translation of four Heb. words and one Gr. word. It is the soft, fatty material that fills bone cavities (Heb 4:12) to strengthen an nourish the bones (Job 21:24; Prov 3:8). Therefore it signifies the inmost, choicest, or essential part of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fat
Fat“Fat” translates more than two dozen Hebrew and Greek words and is used literally, mainly in connection with sacrifice, and metaphorically. The Hebrews were to offer in sacrifice the best part of an animal, the fat and the blood (Lev. 7:33; 17:6; Ezek. 44:7, 15), which no human was allowed to eat
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fat
Fat (Heb. ḥēleḇ).† Adipose tissue, particularly that covering the entrails, kidneys, loins, liver, and sometimes the tail of sacrificial animals. Considered the seat of energy and thus one of the most desirable parts of the animal, the fat (or suet) and blood were not eaten but were removed and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Fat
FAT The portion of animals that was considered the most highly prized. The Israelites were prohibited from consuming the fat of certain animals (Lev 7:23, 25) because the fat of these animals was burned as part of some prescribed sacrifices (Lev 3:3–5; 9:11, 14–16, 18).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fat
Fat. The Hebrews distinguished between the suet or pure fat of an animal and the fat which was intermixed with the lean. Neh. 8:10. Certain restrictions were imposed upon them in reference to the former; some parts of the suet, viz., about the stomach, the entrails, the kidneys, and the tail of a sheep,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Fat
FAT (Heb. ḥēleb). “The Hebrews distinguished between the suet or pure fat of an animal and the fat which was intermixed with the lean (Neh. 8:10). Certain restrictions were imposed upon them in reference to the former: some parts of the suet, viz., about the stomach, the entrails, the kidneys, and
Marrow
MARROW. The soft oily substance contained in the hollow bones of animals (Heb. mōaḥ, Job 21:24; Gk. muelos, Heb. 4:12).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fat
Fat(Heb. heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel’s sacrifice (Gen. 4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Gen. 45:18; Num. 18:12; Ps. 81:16). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Lev. 3:9–11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Num. 18:17. Comp.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fat
Fatfat (Heb. ḥelev), greasy tissue of sacrificial animals burnt on the altar as an offering. Specifically, ḥelev refers to the fat covering and surrounding the entrails and the fat on the kidneys (Lev. 3:3–4), but it also has a more general sense that includes the kidneys, liver appendage, and tail
Collop
Collopcollop (kjv; rsv: ‘fat’ in Job 15:27), a roll or flap of fatty tissue.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fat
FAT - the richest part of an animal eaten as food or used as a sacrifice. In the ancient world, the fatty portions of the animal were eaten as a delicacy. While the fat of an animal offered to the Lord as a sacrifice could not be eaten, Deuteronomy 12:15-24 seems to imply that the fat of an animal slaughtered
Marrow
MARROW — the soft tissue inside the hollow cavities of bones. The Bible uses the word marrow figuratively. “Moist marrow” means good health and physical comfort (Job 21:24). To eat marrow refers to eating the choicest of foods (Is. 25:6). To fear the Lord and depart from evil is marrow (refreshment,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fat, Fatness
Fat, FatnessIn a fat-phobic society it is hard to imagine fat and fatness as conveying anything other than sloth, laziness, disgust and even loathing. Yet when we turn to Scripture, we find fat and fatness used repeatedly to represent prosperity, blessing, abundance and bounty.Fat and fatness appear
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