Extradition • Fugitives • Runaway
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fugitive [Heb nû (a)ʿ, ‘wander’, ‘be unstable’] (Gen. 4:12, 14); NEB VAGRANT; [pālîṭ, pālêṭ—‘escaped one’] (Nu. 21:29; Jgs. 12:4f.; Jer. 44:14; Ezk. 24:26f.; 33:22; Ob. 14); AV (HE THAT) ESCAPED; NEB also ESCAPE (omits in Jgs. 12:4); [nûs—‘flee,’ ‘escape’] (Prov. 28:17; Jer. 48:45); AV FLEE;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FUGITIVE. A translation of five Heb. words with varying shades of meaning. The Heb. bārɩ̂aḥ means “one who flees or escapes” (Isa 15:5), as does mibrāḥ (Ezk 17:21); nûa‘ means “a roamer” “rover,” “wanderer” (Gen 4:12, 14); nōpēl, “a deserter” (2 Kgs 25:11), and likewise pālɩ̂t (Jdg 12:4). See
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FUGITIVE. The rendering of several Heb. words, meaning to “wander,” a “refugee,” “deserter,” etc. (Judg. 12:4; Isa. 15:5).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
FugitiveGen. 4:12, 14, a rover or wanderer (Heb. na); Judg. 12:4, a refugee, one who has escaped (Heb. palit); 2 Kings 25:11, a deserter, one who has fallen away to the enemy (Heb. nophel); Ezek. 17:21, one who has broken away in flight (Heb. mibrah); Isa. 15:5; 43:14, a breaker away, a fugitive (Heb.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
RunawayA runaway, or fugitive, is a person in flight from a threat. The person in flight may be either innocent of wrongdoing or guilty of a crime that necessitated the flight. Related motifs include exile, foreigner, wanderer and outcast, or castaway. The state of a runaway is constant restlessness
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FUGITIVE<fu’-ji-tiv> ([פָּלִיט‎, paliT], from [פָּלַט‎, palaT], “to escape”; [נָע‎, ], from [נוּעַ‎, nuà], “to waver”; [נֹפֵל‎, nophel], from [נָפַל‎, naphal], “to fall”; [בָּריחַ‎, bariach], [בְּרִיחַ‎, beriach] and [מִבְרָח‎, mibhrach], from [בָּרַח‎, barach], “to flee”): One who flees from danger
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FUGITIVE, fūʹji-tiv (פָּלִיט‎, pālīṭ, from פָּלַט‎, pālāṭ, “to escape”; נָע‎, nāʽ, from נוּעַ‎, aʽ, “to waver”; נֹפֵל‎, nōphēl, from נָפַל‎, nāphal, “to fall”; בָּריחַ‎, bārīa, בְּרִיחַ‎, bea, and מִבְרָח‎, mibhrāḥ, from בָּרַח‎, bāraḥ, “to flee”): One who flees from danger (Isa 15:5;