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Foot
Feet
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Foot
Foot [Heb. regel]; NEB also “descendants” (Gen. 49:10), BODY (Isa. 7:20), “voyages” (Isa. 23:7), etc.; [raglî, ʾîš rag̱lî, kap̱ reg̱el—‘sole of the foot,’ margelōṯ, paʿam, taḥaṯ—‘under,’ qarsōl—‘ankle’ (2 S. 22:37 par Ps. 18:36 [MT 37])]; [Gk. poús]; NEB also (FOOT)STEPS (Acts 5:9; He. 12:13),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Foot
foot, a body part used in a variety of figurative ways in the Bible. God required Moses to go barefoot on the holy ground of Horeb (Exod. 3:5). Barefootedness was part of David’s mourning (2 Sam. 15:30). God commanded Isaiah to walk barefoot as a symbol of future exile (Isa. 20:2–4). Placing the foot
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Foot
FOOT. Great care was necessarily given the feet during Bible times because of the dusty roads, the absence of hose, and the open design of the sandals. Thus the host would wash the feet of a visitor, and this became synonymous with hospitality (1 Tim 5:10). Such a menial task, done voluntarily, was a
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Foot
FOOT. Heb. reḡel, with parallels in other Near Eastern languages, is used occasionally of objects (Ex. 25:26), but mainly of animal or human feet, or legs, and anthropomorphically, of God’s feet. Derivatively it is used of the pace (Gn. 33:14). Gk. pous is used of the feet of man or beast.Both in Heb.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Foot
FOOT. The word feet is sometimes used in Scripture for the sake of delicacy, to express the parts and the acts that it was not allowed to name. Hence, “the hair of the feet,” “to open the feet,” etc. In the KJV “to cover the feet” (1 Sam 24:3; Judg. 3:24, see marg.) is a euphemism for performing the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Foot
Footfoot, a body part used in a variety of figurative ways in the Bible. God required Moses to go barefoot on the holy ground of Horeb (Exod. 3:5). Barefootedness was part of David’s mourning (2 Sam. 15:30). God commanded Isaiah to walk barefoot as a symbol of future captivity (Isa. 20:2–4). Placing
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Foot
FOOT - the lower extremity of the leg. The Bible uses the word both literally and symbolically.Feet is used in many symbolic ways. "To sit at the feet" of a teacher was a symbol of discipleship, recalling the practice of the Jewish schools and synagogues (Acts 22:3). "To fall at the feet" was a gesture
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Feet
FeetThough feet are sometimes associated with objects such as chests and tables (e.g., Ex 25:12), the Bible refers mainly to the feet of human beings and animals. “From head to foot” is a way to describe the whole of a person (2 Sam 14:25; Is 1:6). There are also occasional anthropomorphic references
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FOOT
FOOT<foot> ([רֶגֶל‎, reghel], [קַרְסֹל‎, qarcol] (only twice in parallel passages: 2 Sam 22:37 = Ps 18:36, where it probably means ankle); [πούς, pous]): The dusty roads of Palestine and other eastern lands make a much greater care of the feet necessary than we are accustomed to bestow upon them.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
foot
footBones of the foot show the calcaneus (heel bone), talus and other tarsal bones (ankle bones), …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The foot is the terminal, or end, part of an animal’s leg. An animal rests on the foot when standing. By applying foot pressure, an animal can walk or run.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Foot
Foot. (Greek, pod′; Latin, ped’; French, pied; Dutch, voet; Saxon, fot. Foot and pedal are variants of the same word.)Best foot foremost. Use all possible dispatch. To “set on foot” is to set agoing. If you have various powers of motion, set your best foremost.“Nay, but make haste; the better font
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Feet
Feet. It was an ancient custom to wash the feet of strangers who stopped on a journey to partake of one’s hospitality (Gen. 18:4; 19:2; 24:32; 43:24). This, in a hot climate, was both necessary and refreshing, especially as the sandals universally worn were an imperfect protection to the feet from dust
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