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Gazingstock
Gazing-Stock
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gazingstock
Gazingstock [Heb. roʾî—‘seeing’] (Nah. 3:6); NEB “excrement.” An obsolete word, probably meaning a spectacle. Elsewhere Heb. rʾî does not have the negative connotation (Gen. 16:13; 1 S. 16:12; Job. 7:8; 33:21). The AV also translates Gk. theatrízō “gazing stock” in He. 10:33 (RSV “publicly exposed,”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GAZING-STOCK
GAZING-STOCK<gaz’-ing-stok>: This obsolete word occurs twice:1. in Nah 3:6, as the translation of [֒ראִי‎, ro’i], “a sight” or “spectacle” (from ra’ah, “to look,” “see,” also “to look down upon,” “despise,”); “I will .... make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock,” as one
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gazing-Stock
GAZING-STOCK, gāzʹing-stok: This obs word occurs twice: (1) in Nah 3:6, as the tr of רֳאִי‎, rŏ’ī “a sight” or “spectacle” (from rā’āh, “to look,” “see,” also “to look down upon,” “despise”); “I will … make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock,” as one set up to be gazed at, mocked and