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Fuel
Fuels
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fuel
Fuel [Heb ʾoḵlâ (Ezk. 15:4, 6; 21:32 [MT 37]), maʾaḵōleṯ (Isa. 9:5, 19 [MT 4, 18]), piel of bāʿar (Isa. 40:16; 44:15)]; AV also BURN. Its general literal meaning is “food of fire” and might include any sort of combustible material. The common forms of fuel were wood of various sorts (even thorns,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fuels
fuels, materials used to start and maintain fires. Wood and charcoal were the most common fuels in antiquity, the latter of which became more important with the advent of metallurgy and other crafts because of its higher burning temperature. Other fuels were thorny shrubs (Nah. 1:10), sticks, twigs,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fuel
FUEL. In the KJV, “fuel” stands for two Heb. words both meaning “food”; in these cases, food for the fire (Ezk 15:4, 6; 21:32, Isa 9:5, 19). Fuel in biblical times was wood, charcoal (KJV, “coals” in Prov 26:21; also in Isa 44:12; 54:16 for the fire of the metalworker), perhaps chaff (Mt 3:12), and dry
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Fuel
FUEL. *Coal was unknown to the Hebrews. Charcoal was used by the wealthy (Je. 36:22; Jn. 18:18) and by smiths, while the poor gathered their own sticks (1 Ki. 17:10). Ezekiel refers to the use of dried *dung as a fuel (4:12ff.), a practice which obtains today among the poor. Is. 44:14–16 lists some of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fuel
FuelA combustible material in a solid, liquid, or gaseous state, which gives off heat when ignited. It is used to produce heat energy for domestic or industrial purposes. All fuels are a combination of carbon and hydrogen compounds. Fuel can be categorized into recent plant and animal fuels such as
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fuel
Fuel (Heb. ˒oḵlâ lā˒ēš “food for fire,” ma˒aḵōleṯ). Combustible material used for heating and cooking. In ancient Israel various forms of wood were used (e.g., Gen. 22:3, 6; Ps. 120:4), ranging from sticks used by the poor (1 Kgs. 17:12) to more massive trees available to the privileged classes
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Fuel
FUEL. In most Eastern countries there is a scarcity of wood and other materials for fuel. Consequently almost every kind of combustible matter is eagerly sought for, such as the withered stalks of herbs and flowers (Matt. 6:30), thorns (Ps. 58:9; Eccles. 7:6), and animal excrement (Ezek. 4:12–15). At
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fuel
FuelAlmost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered stalks of herbs (Matt. 6:30), thorns (Ps. 58:9; Eccl. 7:6), animal excrements (Ezek. 4:12–15; 15:4, 6; 21:32). Wood or charcoal is much used still in all the towns of Syria and Egypt. It is largely brought from the region
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fuels
Fuelsfuels, materials used to start and maintain fires. Wood and charcoal were the most common fuels in antiquity, the latter becoming more important with the advent of metallurgy and other crafts because of its higher burning temperature. Other fuels were thorny shrubs (Nah. 1:10), withered sticks
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fuel
FUEL - any material that was burned to produce heat or light. In Palestine, wood and other fuel sources were scarce. People used almost any flammable substance for fuel. The Bible speaks of grass (Luke 12:28) and dung (Ezek. 4:15) as fuels used for cooking food. Olive oil was used as fuel for lamps (Ex.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FUEL
FUEL<fu’-el> ([אָכְלָה‎, ’okhlah], or [מַאֲכֹלת‎, ma’akholeth], “food”): Is mentioned specifically only in the Old Testament, in Isa 9:5, 19; Ezek 15:4, 6; 21:32. Its general, literal meaning in these connections is “food for fire,” and might include any sort of combustible material. The
Compton’s Encyclopedia
fuel
fuelThe civilized world depends on fuel much as the human body depends on food for life and strength. Fuels provide people with most of their electric power and make modern transportation possible. Without fuels there would be no industrialized world as it exists today.Most common fuels are similar