Finding • Lost and Found
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Find Among the many words translated “find,” Heb. māṣāʾ and Gk. heurískō are the most common. Aside from the obvious literal uses, “find” is used figuratively with an object or complement (e.g., “find favor”); often it is supplied where the original text has only the complement (e.g., in 2 Ch.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Find, Found
Find, FoundWith well over five hundred occurrences of the vocabulary of finding, it is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is a book in which people are continuously finding something or being found. Many of the references are to everyday circumstances of finding something that has been hidden or
Lost and Found
Lost and FoundThe motif of finding falls into two categories in the Bible—the major motif of finding something (presumably for the first time) after a process of searching, and a much smaller category of references to finding or regaining something that was lost. In literature generally, the motif of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FIND, TO [מָצָאmatsaʾ; εὑρίσκω heuriskō]. “To find” is the act of locating a person, place, or thing. Find can also indicate a human leader or God’s act of determining fault or favor in a person. The word appears in instances where people are unable to locate God (Job 23:3) because of God’s immense