FILTH, FILTHY. An alternate translation for Heb. ṣô’â which normally means “excrement” (Isa 4:4, a figure for sin), for Gr. perikatharma meaning “scrapings” or “refuse” (1 Cor 4:13); or for rhypos (1 Pet 3:21). Filthy can also be used in both literal (Isa 64:6; Ezk 36:25) and moral senses (Job 15:16;
FILTH, FILTHY. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words meaning “foul matter” or “anything that soils or defiles.” In 2 Chron. 29:5 and Ezra 6:21 the filth or “uncleanness” and “impurity” from which the Jews were to cleanse the Temple and themselves was the abomination of idolatry. Filth is used as
FILTH, FILTHINESS - in a literal sense, foul or dirty matter; in a figurative sense, ceremonial uncleanness or spiritual corruption. "All our righteousnesses," declared the prophet Isaiah, "are like filthy rags" (Is. 64:6). But God will forgive and cleanse the sinner who repents and believes in Christ
FILTH; FILTHINESS; FILTHY<filth>, <fil’-thi-nes>, <fil’-thi> ([צוֹאָה, tso’ah], [טֻמְאָה, Tum’ah]; [ῥυπόω, rhupoo]): The word once translated “filth” in the Old Testament is tso’ah, “excrement” or “dung,” elsewhere translated “dung” (Isa 4:4, used figuratively of evil doings, sin, “the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
filth. This English word and its cognates are used variously in Bible versions to render several terms, such as Hebrew ṣōʾâH7363, which refers specifically to excrement but is used figuratively of spiritual pollution (e.g., Isa. 4:4). Similarly, Greek rhypariaG4864 (“dirt”) can mean “moral filth” (Jas.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FILTH, filth, FILTHINESS,filʹthi-nes, FILTHY,filʹthi (צ̇ו̇אָה, çōʹāh, טֻמְאָה, ṭum’āh;ῥυπόω,rhupóō): The word once trd “filth” in the OT is çōʹāh, “excrement” or “dung,” elsewhere trd “dung” (Isa 4:4, used figuratively of evil doings, sin, “the filth of the daughters of Zion”; cf Prov 30:12);