Chase and Flight • Flight
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flee [Heb. bāraḥ] (Ex. 2:15); NEB “made good his escape”; [nāḏaḏ] (Isa. 22:3): NEB “are … in flight”; [nûs] (Prov. 28:1); NEB RUNS AWAY; [Gk. pheúgō] (Mk. 14:50 par Mt. 26:56); NEB RAN AWAY; FLIGHT [Heb. ḥippāzôn] (Dt. 16:3); AV HASTE; NEB URGENT HASTE; [menûsâ] (Isa. 52:12); NEB LEAVE
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Flee, Flight
Flee, FlightWhile the Bible paints many pictures of routine actions in a daily setting, it also captures people in moments of crisis, as the motif of flight attests. Well over two hundred references to people’s fleeing from something convey a sense of the vulnerability of people living in the world
Flight, Chase and Flight
Flight, Chase and FlightThe flight (or chase and flight) motif predominates both divisions of the biblical canon and is expressed in a variety of terms. Essentially, the motif portrays the nature and character of relationships individuals have with the Lord God, with each other and to the realities
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
FLIGHT.—The story of the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt is peculiar to the First Gospel (Mt 2:13ff.). The omission of it, and also of the manifestation to the Gentiles (Mt 2:1–12), from the Third Gospel is surprising, since there rather than in Mt. we should have expected to find any story that
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FLEE, TO [בָּרַחbarakh; [ φυγέω phygeō]. “To flee” means to run away to find safety from an oppressive, frightening, or threatening situation, sometimes because of God’s direction. Jacob ran away from Laban (Gen 31:20–22) as God commanded him (Gen 31:13). The Egyptians failed in their attempt to escape