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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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Figure (סֵמֶל‎, semel; τύπος, typos). Refers to idols, images, carvings, and statues, which attempt to bear the likeness and/or form of a god (Deut 4:16; 1 Kgs 6:29–32, 7:31; Rom 5:14). Often found in ancient Near Eastern archaeological sites. For more information, see these articles: Palestine, Archaeology
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Figure
Figure [Heb. semel, miqlaʿaṯ]; [melîṣâ] (Prov. 1:6); AV INTERPRETATION; NEB PARABLE; [taḇnîṯ] (Isa. 44:13); NEB SHAPE; [ke] (1 S. 6:8, 15); AV JEWEL; NEB OFFERING; [demûṯ] (2 Ch. 4:3); AV SIMILITUDE; NEB “what looked like”; [Gk. paroimía] (Jn. 10:6; 16:25, 29); AV PARABLE, PROVERB;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Similitude
SIMILITUDE. Heb. dmûth is used with the idea of exact likeness (2 Kgs 16:10–11; Gen 5:3). Especially interesting is its use in Gen 1:26: man is made after the “likeness” of God, where it is parallel to ṣelem, “image” (lit., something cut out). Dan 10:16 states that a similitude or exact likeness of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Similitude
SIMILITUDE. This KJV word is replaced in the NASB and NIV by various terms, among them form, likeness, and image. The thought is sometimes that of resemblance, as in Dan. 10:16, where KJV “one like the similitude of the sons of men” is replaced in the NASB by “one who resembled a human being.” The NIV
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FIGURE
FIGURE<fig’-ur>, <fig’-yur> ([סֶמֶל‎, סֵמֶל‎, cemel, cemel]; [τύπος, tupos]): The translation of cemel, or cemel, “a likeness or image”; perhaps a transposition of tselem, the usual word for likeness; it is elsewhere translated “idol” and “image” (Dt 4:16, “the similitude of any figure,” the
SIMILITUDE
SIMILITUDE<si-mil’-i-tud>: In the King James Version means either “an exact facsimile” (Psalm 106:20 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) “likeness”; Romans 5:14, etc.), or else “the form itself” (Numbers 12:8; Deuteronomy 4:12, 15, 16 for temunah, “form” (so
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Figure
Figʹure, the likeness of one person or thing to another. Thus, Adam was the figure of Christ (Rom. 5:14).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
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figure. This English term is used variously in Bible versions to render several words, such as Hebrew dĕmût H1952, “likeness” (Ezek. 8:2). The expression “figure of speech” can translate Greek paroimia G4231, “proverb, parable” (Jn. 10:6; cf. also parabolē G4130 in Heb 9:9; 11:19 KJV). Special interest
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Similitude
similitude. This English term, meaning “corresponding likeness,” is used a number of times in the KJV. In the OT it can render such terms as Hebrew tĕmûnâ H9454, “form, representation” (Num. 12:8 et al.). In the KJV NT it translates homoiōma G3930 (Rom. 5:14; cognate nouns in Heb. 7:15 and Jas. 3:9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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FIGURE, figʹū̇r, figʹyur (םֵמֶל‎, םֶמֶלṣemel, ṣēmel; τύπος, túpos): The tr of ṣemel, or ṣēmel, “a likeness or image”; perhaps a transposition of çelem, the usual word for likeness; it is elsewhere trd “idol” and “image” (Dt 4:16, “the similitude of any figure,” RV “in the form of any figure”);
Similitude
SIMILITUDE, si-mil´i-tūd: In AV means either “an exact facsimile” (Ps 106:20 AV, RV “likeness”; Rom 5:14, etc), or else “the form itself” (Nu 12:8; Dt 4:12, 15, 16 for temūnāh, “form” [so RV]); cf Likeness. ERV has retained the word in 2 Ch 4:3; Dnl 10:16 (ARV “likeness”), while ERV and ARV have used