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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Firebrand
Firebrand The RSV uses this term only twice and in the plural form. In Prov. 26:19 Heb. ziqqîm, “sparks” (NEB “darts”), describes fiery torches in the hands of a madman, while in Isa. 7:4 ʾûḏîm (NEB “firewood”) is used figuratively of angry men.
Brand
Brand [Heb. ‘ûḏ]; AV also FIREBRAND; [zîqôṯ]; AV SPARKS; NEB FIRE-BRANDS. The term ‘ûḏ is used in Am. 4:11 and Zec. 3:2 to signify a stick or small log on fire. Heb. zîqôṯ in Isa. 50:11 refers to flaming arrows.See also Torch.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Firebrands
firebrands, usually pieces of wood set on fire. They were used by Samson in his revenge against the Philistines (Judg. 15:4), and they were sometimes tossed over a city wall in time of military siege. Prov. 26:18 says that one who deceives a neighbor is “like a maniac who shoots deadly firebrands.” Amos
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Firebrand
FIREBRAND. A burning stick taken out of a fire. Specifically, “firebrand” can designate a stick for a fire, a fire missile, or a torch made from a stick with flammable material fastened on the end. It is used symbolically of a nation almost consumed but mercifully rescued from destruction, “a firebrand
Brand
BRAND. Three Heb. words are used in connection with this expression: (1) ˒ûd, “a bent stick,” used to stir the fire (Amos 4:11; Zech 3:2); also “firebrand” (Isa 7:4; see Firebrand); (2) lappı̂d, a waving torch similar to a lightning flash (Jdg 15:4–5); (3) ziqqı̂m, “sparks, embers, or firebrands” (Prov
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Firebrand
FIREBRAND.1. A “torch” used by Samson (Judg. 15:4), probably made of resinous wood or other material. His tying the foxes tail to tail was to prevent their running to their holes and to impede their progress for a more effectual execution. Similar conflagrations produced by animals, particularly foxes,
Brand
BRAND. In Zech. 3:2 (Heb. ˒ûd) the word means a wooden poker with which the fire is stirred, hence any burned wood. The NIV translates it here as “burning stick.” A firebrand (also Amos 4:11; Isa. 7:4).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Firebrand
FirebrandIsa. 7:4, Amos 4:11, Zech. 3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. ʾud); in Judg. 15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Prov. 26:18 (comp. Eph. 6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Firebrands
Firebrandsfirebrands, usually pieces of wood set on fire. They were used by Samson in his revenge against the Philistines (Judg. 15:4); they were tossed over the city wall in time of military siege, as were the olive boughs during the attack of Lachish; or they were hurled as missiles by madmen (Prov.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Firebrand
FIREBRAND - a burning stick taken out of the fire. The prophet Amos described the nation of Israel as "a firebrand plucked from the burning" (Amos 4:11)-a figure of speech describing a narrow escape.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FIREBRAND
FIREBRAND<fir’-brand> ([אוּד‎, ’udh], used for a burning stick taken out of the fire): In Jdg 15:4, 5 describing the “brands” (margin “torches”) which Samson tied to the foxes’ tails, the word is lappidh (“ lamp”; see Jdg 7:16, 20 the Revised Version (British and American), “torches”).
BRAND
BRANDIn the double signification of an object on fire and of objects used to feed a fire. The first meaning is expressed by אוּד‎ [’udh], “a bent stick” for stirring fire (Amos 4:11; Zechariah 3:2; compare Isaiah 7:4); the second by לַפִּיד‎ [lappidh], in Judges 15:4, 5. A third meaning
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Firebrand
firebrand. This English term occurs seldom in the OT, being used variously to render several Hebrew words, such as zēq H2415, referring to some kind of flaming missile (only Prov. 26:18; for other Hebrew words, see Job 41:19 NIV; Isa. 7:4; 50:11 NRSV).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Firebrand
FIREBRAND, firʹbrand (אוּד‎, ’ūdh, used for a burning stick taken out of the fire): In Jgs 15:4, 5 describing the “brands” (m “torches”) which Samson tied to the foxes’ tails, the word is lappīdh (“lamp”; see Jgs 7:16, 20 RV, “torches”). Other words are ziḳḳīm, “sparks,” “flames” (fiery darts; Prov
Brand
BRAND: In the double signification of an object on fire and of objects used to feed a fire. The first meaning is expressed by אוּד‎, ʼūdh, “a bent stick” for stirring fire (Am 4:11; Zec 3:2; cf Isa 7:4); the second by לַפִּיד‎, lappīdh, in Jgs 15:4, 5. A third meaning is found in זִיקָה‎, zīḳāh, indicating
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FIREBRAND
FIREBRAND [אוּדʾudh, זִיקוֹתziqoth, זִקִּיםziqqim]. Burning wood used metaphorically by Isaiah to describe two foreign kings derisively as “smoldering stumps of firebrands” (Isa 7:4) and to describe Israel in Amos 4:11 and Zech 3:2 (NRSV, “brand”). Isaiah calls for those who have lit firebrands to
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