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Finger (Measure)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Finger (Measure)
Finger (Measure). Linear measure equivalent to the width of a finger (Jer 52:21).See Weights and Measures.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Finger
Finger [Heb. ʾeṣbaʿ, qōten—‘small thing’ (“little finger,” 1 K. 12:10 par 2 Ch. 10:10); Gk. dáktylos]. In 1 K. 7:15 the RSV and NEB follow the LXX (cf. also Jer. 52:21), while the AV follows the MT.In ancient as in modern times the fingers were frequently an important adjunct to conversation. Insulting,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Finger (Measure)
FINGER* (Measure) Linear measure equivalent to the width of a finger (Jer 52:21). See Weights and Measures.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Finger
FingerIn biblical usage, an instrument of creativity or productivity (e.g., Isa. 2:8; 17:8; Matt. 23:4; Luke 11:46), often the equivalent of the hand (cf. Isa. 59:1, 3). Used anthropomorphically, it represents divine power (e.g., Exod. 8:19; 31:18; Ps. 8:3; cf. Luke 11:20).In various offerings, the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Finger
Finger (Heb. ˒eṣba˓, qōṭen; Gk.). † In the Bible the finger is generally portrayed as an instrument of creativity or productivity (e.g., Isa. 2:8; 17:8; Matt. 23:4; Luke 11:46), often the equivalent of the hand (cf. 59:1, 3). Used anthropomorphically, it represents divine power (e.g., Exod.
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
FINGER
FINGER<fin’-ger> ([אֶצְבַּע‎, ’etsba`]): The smallest of the Hebrew linear measures. It was equal to the breadth of the finger, or about 3/4 inches, four of which made a palm (Jer 52:21).See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
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