Fire thrower
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fire [Heb. ʿēš (Ex. 3:2; 22:6 [MT 5]; Ps. 39:3 [MT 4]; Jer. 51:58; Hab. 2:13; etc.), ʾššeh (“offering by fire,” Lev. 3:3, 9, 14; 7:25, etc.), ʾûr (Isa. 31:9; 44:16; 47:14; 50:11; Ezk. 5:2), śerēpâ (2 Ch. 16:14; 21:19); piel of lāhaṭ—‘devour, scorch’ (“set on fire,” Dt. 32:22; Isa. 42:25),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
fire. Besides normal domestic uses (cooking, heating, lighting), fire was used in the refining of metals, in various crafts, in the waging of war, and in sending messages. Fire also had specialized uses in worship. A perpetual fire burned in the temple (Lev. 6:12), and fire was used both for roasting
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FIRE. Words for fire are used about 450 times in Scripture with both literal and figurative meanings. The literal uses include its employment for domestic purposes in cooking (Isa 30:14), lighting and for warmth (Jer 36:22; Mk 14:54; Jn 18:18; Acts 28:2); for melting, casting, working, and refining of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
FIRE. A word usually represented in the OT by Heb. ’ēš and in the NT by Gk. pyr, the term generally used in the lxx for ’ēš. These signify the state of combustion, and the visible aspects of it, such as the flame. The production of fire by artificial means was a skill known to man from Stone Age
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
FireFire served many purposes throughout the ancient Near East. Domestically, fire was used for heat, light, and cooking. The refinement of metals necessitated fire. Light and smoke produced by fire were useful in establishing communications between neighboring towns. Fire was also used in a military
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
FIRE אשׁI. The Hebrew word for ‘fire’, ʾēš, is common Semitic (with the exception of Arabic) but there is not a strong tradition of deified fire in the ancient Near East. Any echoes of this tradition in the Bible, therefore, are harder than usual to detect. In spite of an apparent similarity with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
FIRE Flame and fire served a useful purpose in biblical symbolism, as well as having obvious value in cultic rituals and for the practical necessities of everyday life. Fire in the Old Testament was a common symbol of purification and cleansing. Thus sacred articles that were no longer to be used, such
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fire is represented as the symbol of Jehovah’s presence and the instrument of his power, in the way either of approval or of destruction. Ex. 3:2; 14:19, etc. There could not be a better symbol for Jehovah than this of fire, it being immaterial, mysterious, but visible, warming, cheering, comforting,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FIRE. The discovery of fire antedates history and seems to be assumed in the first sacrifice of Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:3–4). No nation has yet been discovered that did not know the use of fire, but the way in which it was first procured is unknown. Entering so largely into the life of men it has naturally
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fire(1.) For sacred purposes. The sacrifices were consumed by fire (Gen. 8:20). The ever-burning fire on the altar was first kindled from heaven (Lev. 6:9, 13; 9:24), and afterwards rekindled at the dedication of Solomon’s temple (2 Chr. 7:1, 3). The expressions “fire from heaven” and “fire of the Lord”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Firefire, combustion giving off light, flame, and heat. Besides normal domestic uses (cooking, heating, lighting), it was used in the refining of metals, in various crafts, in the waging of war, and in sending messages. Fire also had specialized uses in worship. A perpetual fire burned in the Temple,