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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fever
Fever [Heb. qaddaḥaṯ, dalleqeṯ, ḥarḥur, šaḥep̱eṯ; Gk. pyretós, dysentérion]. A bodily condition (pyrexia) in which the temperature exceeds 37°C. (98.6°F.). Of the many forms of febrile disease, those mentioned in the Bible can usually be identified with reasonable certainty. As in antiquity,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fever
Fever(Deut. 28:22; Matt. 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8), a burning heat, as the word so rendered denotes, which attends all febrile attacks. In all Eastern countries such diseases are very common. Peter’s wife’s mother is said to have suffered from a “great fever” (Luke 4:38), an instance of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FEVER
FEVER<fe’-ver> ([קַדַּחַת‎, qaddachath], [דַּלֶּקֶת‎, dalleqeth]; [πυρετός, puretos], derived from a root signifying “to burn”): A generic term, applied to all diseases characterized by high temperature of body. Several forms of febrile disease are among the commonest of all maladies in Palestine today,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Fever
FEVER (ὁ πυρετός, and in Ac 28:8 οἱ πυρετοἱ, with corresponding participle in Mt. and Mk. πυρέσσουσα). There are only five passages in the NT in which fever is spoken of, and three of these, viz. Mt 8:14f., Mk 1:30f., and Lk 4:38f. are parallel passages. One cannot say with certainty what specific
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fever
FEVER Elevated body temperature or disease accompanied by such symptoms. The “burning ague” (Lev. 26:16) is an acute fever marked by regular periods of fever, sweating, and then chills. Fever accompanying “consumption” or “wasting disease” (Deut. 28:22 REB) could refer to any number of diseases: malaria,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fever
FEVER, fēʹvēr: (קַדַּחַת‎, ḳaddaḥath, דַּלֶּקֶת‎, dalleḳeth; πυρετός, puretós, derived from a root signifying “to burn”): A generic term, applied to all diseases characterized by high temperature of body. Several forms of febrile disease are among the commonest of all maladies in Pal today, as they
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FEVER
FEVER [קַדַּחַתqaddakhath; πυρετός pyretos]. Since the ancients did not have thermometers, this abnormal bodily state (fever) was identified by the emanation of bodily heat beyond the customary experience. The judgment was quite subjective but certainly correct when the fever was “high” (see Job 30:30