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Ford
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ford
Ford [Heb. maʿaḇār (Gen. 32:22 [MT 23]), maʿbārâ (Josh. 2:7; Jgs. 3:28; 12:5f.; Isa. 16:2; Jer. 51:32)]. In 2 S. 15:28 the RSV follows K ʿaḇrôṯ (but cf. Q ʿarāḇôṯ and the versions followed by AV “plain”). In three other passages the RSV slightly emends the MT: in 1 S. 13:7 “[they] crossed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ford
ford, shallow crossing place in a marsh, river, or stream where firm footing is available. Until Roman occupiers built the first bridges in the Levant, all crossings of water were by boat or through available fords. Bridges and fords had been constructed by the Persians in much of Asia Minor in their
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ford
FORD. Without bridges, fords in Bible times necessarily were places of easy passage across a river. In some instances, at least, fords were places not only for men and animals to wade across, but also for wagons or carts to be driven across. Two in Transjordan were the ford of the Jabbok—Wadi Zerqa (Gen
Passage
PASSAGE1. The ford of a river (Jdg 12:5–6; Jer 51:32).2. The pass in a mountain range (1 Sam 14:4; Isa 10:29). In Josh 22:11 the translation “region” or “side” is more exact, and a better reading is “on the side that pertaineth to the children of Israel” (ASV). In Jer 22:20 the translation should be
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ford
Ford (Heb. ma˓aḇār, ma˓bārâ, from ˓āḇar “pass through” or “over”). A place where a river can be crossed. The Old Testament mentions such points on the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22), Jordan (Josh. 2:7; Judg. 12:5–6; 2 Sam. 15:28; 17:16 [cf. v. 22]), Arnon (Isa. 16:2), and Tigris rivers (Jer. 51:32).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Passage
Passage. Used in the plural, Jer. 22:20, probably to denote the mountain region of Abarim, on the east side of Jordan. It also denotes a river ford or a mountain gorge or pass.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ford
FORD. A shallow place in a river or other body of water that may be crossed on foot or by wading (Gen. 32:22; Josh. 2:7; Judg. 3:28; 12:5–6; Isa. 16:2). The fords of the Jordan are frequently mentioned. A little above the Dead Sea two fords cross the Jordan near Jericho, passable most of the year, connecting
Ferryboat
FERRYBOAT (Heb. ˓ăbārâ, “crossing”). A vessel for crossing a stream (2 Sam. 19:18, KJV; NIV has “ford”). Floats or rafts for this purpose were used from remote times (1 Kings 5:9, and paintings on Egyptian monuments). A ferryboat still crosses the Jordan ford near Jericho.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ford
FordMention is frequently made of the fords of the Jordan (Josh. 2:7; Judg. 3:28; 12:5, 6), which must have been very numerous; about fifty perhaps. The most notable was that of Bethabara. Mention is also made of the ford of the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22), and of the fords of Arnon (Isa. 16:2) and of the Euphrates
Ferry boat
Ferry boat(2 Sam. 19:18), some kind of boat for crossing the river which the men of Judah placed at the service of the king. Floats or rafts for this purpose were in use from remote times (Isa. 18:2).
Passage
Passagedenotes in Josh. 22:11, as is generally understood, the place where the children of Israel passed over Jordan. The words “the passage of” are, however, more correctly rendered “by the side of,” or “at the other side of,” thus designating the position of the great altar erected by the eastern
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ford
FORD - a shallow place that provides easy passage across a body of water. Fords across several rivers are mentioned in the Bible:1. The Jordan. Two different fords mentioned are the place where the Israelite spies crossed before the capture of Jericho (Josh. 2:7), and the ford where Israel’s Moabite
Passage
PASSAGE — a word used by the NKJV in two ways:1. A right of way; the right to travel through an area. The Edomites refused to give the Israelites passage through their territory (Num. 20:21).2. A ford or river crossing (Jer. 51:32).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FORD
FORD<ford> ([מַעֲבָר‎, màabhar] (Gen 32:22; “pass” (of Michmash), 1 Sam 13:23; “stroke” (the Revised Version, margin “passing”), Isa 30:32); [מַעְבָּרָה‎, màbarah] (Josh 2:7; Jdg 3:28; 12:5, 6; Isa 16:2; “pass” (of Michmash), 1 Sam 14:4; “passages” (the Revised Version, margin
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ford
FORD Shallow place in a stream or river that permits crossing by foot. The Romans were the first to build bridges in Palestine. Before their time river crossings were generally limited to fords. Fords are mentioned in connection with three rivers in Palestine: the Arnon (literally “rushing torrent,”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ford
ford. A shallow place in a stream where it may be crossed on foot. Fords were of great importance in OT times because of the absence of bridges, which were first built in large numbers by the Romans. Scripture often mentions the fords of the Jordan, which could be crossed in many places (maʿbārâ H5045,
Ferry Boat
ferry boat. Term used once by the KJV to render the noun ʿăbārâ H6302, which means “ford” or “crossing” (2 Sam. 19:18). Because the Hebrew expression is unusual (lit., “And the crossing crossed to cross [i.e., to bring over] the king’s household”), the KJV translators either misinterpreted the noun
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ford
FORD, fōrd (מַעֲבָר‎, ma‛ăbhār [Gen 32:22; “pass” (of Michmash), 1 S 13:23; “stroke” (RVm “passing”), Isa 30:32]; מַעְבָּרָה‎, ma‛bārāh [Josh 2:7; Jgs 3:28; 12:5, 6; Isa 16:2; “pass” (of Michmash), 1 S 14:4; “passages” (RVm “fords”), Jer 51:32]; עֲבָרָה‎, ‛ăbhārāh [2 S 15:28; 17:16; “ferry-boat” (RVm