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Finger
Finger of god • Fingers
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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Finger
FINGER. This word is used literally of one of the five terminating members of the hand in relation to the OT priest and his ministry with the blood sacrifice (Lev 4:6; etc.); the rich man in Hades (Lk 16:24); Jesus’ writing on the ground (Jn 8:6); doubting Thomas (Jn 20:25–27).The term is also used
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Finger
FINGER - a digit of the hand. In the Bible, the word can refer to the literal fingers of a human (Lev. 4:6) or, figuratively, to the power of God. The "finger of God" thus brought about the plagues in Egypt (Ex. 8:19), wrote the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone (Deut. 9:10), and made the heavens
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Finger
FingerFinger(s) appears thirty-one times in the Bible. A finger can often be an image that brings with it mercy/grace or judgment. The nuances associated with this word are remarkable. A partial list of its various uses follows: denoting power or authority (Gen 41:42; Ex 8:19; 1 Kings 12:10; 2 Chron
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FINGER
FINGER<fin’-ger> (Hebrew and Aramaic [אֶצְבַּע‎, ’etsba`]; [δάκτυλος, daktulos]): The fingers are to the Oriental essential in conversation; their language is frequently very eloquent and expressive. They often show what the mouth does not dare to utter, especially grave insult and scorn. The scandalous
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Finger
Finger. (Anglo-Saxon, finger).The ear finger, digitus auriculãris—i.e. the little finger. The four fingers are the index finger, the middle finger, the ring finger, and the ear finger. In French, le doigt auriculaire. The little finger is so called because it can, from its diminutive size, be most easily
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Finger of God
FINGER OF GOD Picturesque expression of God at work. The finger of God writing the Ten Commandments illustrated God’s giving the law without any mediation (Exod. 31:18; Deut. 9:10). Elsewhere the finger of God suggests God’s power to bring plagues on Egypt (Exod. 8:19) and in making the heavens (Ps.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Finger
finger. Although the fingers (Heb. ʾeṣbaʿ H720; Gk. daktylos G1235) are an extension from the palm, they often stand for the whole hand. Note the parallelism in “your hands are stained with blood, / your fingers with guilt” (Isa. 59:3) and “Praise to the Lord, / who trains my hands for war, / my fingers
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Finger
FINGER, fiṇʹgēr (Heb and Aram. אֶצְבַּע‎, ’eçba‛; δάκτυλος, dáktulos): The fingers are to the Oriental essential in conversation; their language is frequently very eloquent and expressive. They often show what the mouth does not dare to utter, esp. grave insult and scorn. The scandalous person is thus
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOD, FINGER OF
GOD, FINGER OF [אֶצְבַּע אֱלֹהִיםʾetsbaʿ ʾelohim; δάκτυλος θεοῦ daktylos theou]. This expression can signify God’s presence, agency, care, and authority. By it, Pharaoh’s magicians admit the LORD’s superior power (Exod 8:19 [Heb. 8:14]; see Ps 8:3). The Mosaic Covenant is two “tablets of stone, written
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