Hoar Frost • Hoarfrost
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Frost. Frozen water vapor or dew (Pss 78:47; 148:8; Jer 36:30; Zec 14:6).See Palestine.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Frost [Heb anāmāl (Ps. 78:47); NEB RAIN; [qîtôr] (Ps. 148:8); AV VAPOUR; NEB ICE; [qerāḥ] (Jer. 36:30); [K yeqippāʾôn, Q weqippāʾôn] (Zec. 14:6); AV DARK. A temperature of freezing or lower is called frost. Dew forms when the temperature is decreased; and if below freezing, the dew
Hoarfrost hōrʹfrost [Heb. kep̱ôr (Ex. 16:14; Job 38:29; Ps. 147:16; Sir. 43:19); NEB also FROST (Job 38:29, Sir. 43:19). A synonym for Frost. In Ex. 16:14 the MANNA on the ground is as “fine as hoarfrost.” All the other passages mention hoarfrost as another example of God’s creative and sovereign
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FROST Frozen water vapor or dew (Pss 78:47; 147:16; 148:8; Jer 36:30; Zec 14:6).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FROST. Frost is common in the higher areas of Palestine during the winter and may damage early crops and fruits (Ps 78:47; Heb. ḥănāmāl). Hoarfrost (Heb. kpôr is referred to in Ex 16:14; Job 38:29; Ps 147:16; Sir 43:19. It is the term for small ice needles which form during a cold, still night.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FROST (Heb. kpôr, so called from “covering” the ground, Job 38:29; “hoarfrost,” Ex. 16:14; Ps. 147:16; also qāraḥ, “smooth,” as ice, rendered in Job 6:16; 38:29). Frozen dew. It appears in a still night, when there is no storm or tempest, and descends upon the earth as silently as if it were produced
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Frost(Heb. kerah, from its smoothness) Job 37:10 (R.V., “ice”); Gen. 31:40; Jer. 36:30; rendered “ice” in Job 6:16, 38:29; and “crystal” in Ezek. 1:22. “At the present day frost is entirely unknown in the lower portions of the valley of the Jordan, but slight frosts are sometimes felt on the sea-coast
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FROST - a covering of small ice crystals, formed from frozen water vapor, that falls over the land at night during the winter months (Gen. 31:40). God once punished the rebellious nation of Israel by destroying their sycamore trees with frost (Ps. 78:47).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FROST<frost> ([כְּפֹר‎, kephor], “hoar-frost,” Ex 16:14; Job 38:29; [חֲנָמָל‎, chanamal], perhaps “the aphis,” Ps 78:47; [קֶרַח‎, qerach], “cold,” Gen 31:40; Job 37:10 the King James Version; Jer 36:30):
Compton’s Encyclopedia
frostThe cold, crisp mornings of autumn may reveal a thin white covering on lawns, pavements, rooftops, and automobiles. The covering is ice formed from water that has condensed out of the air and frozen. This frozen condensation is frost, and it is regarded by most people as a lovely sign that winter
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HOARFROST or HOAR FROST KJV terms for frost from “hoar” (white) and “frost” (Exod. 16:14; Job 38:29; Ps. 147:16).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
frost. This term (or hoarfrost) is used primarily to render Hebrew kĕpôr H4095 (Exod. 16:14 et al.). Another term, qeraḥ H7943, “ice,” can also refer to frost (cf. Jer. 36:30), as does the unique word qippāʾôn H7885 (Zech 14:6, Qere). More doubtful is the term ḥănāmal H2857 (only Ps. 78:47),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FROST, frost (כְּפֹר‎, kephōr, “hoar-frost,” Ex 16:14; Job 38:29; חֲנָמָל‎, ḥănāmāl, perh. “the aphis,” Ps 78:47; קֶרַח‎, ḳerāḥ, “cold,” Gen 31:40; Job 37:10 AV; Jer 36:30):
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