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Gloom
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gloom
Gloom [Heb. ʿarāp̱el] (Dt. 4:11); AV THICK DARKNESS; NEB THICK MIST; [ḥōšeḵ] (Job 3:5; 10:21; 34:22); AV DARKNESS; NEB also BLACKNESS, DARK; [ʿêpâ] (Job 10:22); AV DARKNESS; NEB GATHERING SHADOWS; [ʾōp̱el, ʾāp̱el, ʾap̱ēlâ] (Job. 28:3; Isa. 29:18; 58:10; 59:9; Joel 2:2; Am. 5:20; Zeph. 1:15);
Obscurity
Obscurity A term used by the AV to denote total darkness. In Isa. 29:18 the AV renders “out of obscurity, and out of darkness” for Heb mēʾōp̱el ûmēḥōšeḵ (RSV “out of their gloom and darkness”; NEB “out of impenetrable darkness”). Similarly, in 58:10; 59:9 “obscurity” renders ḥōšeḵ (RSV,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Obscurity
OBSCURITY. In the English dictionary this word generally denotes a state of not being easily perceived, faint, undefined, not easily understood. When accompanied by a word such as “total,” it denotes absence of all light. In the KJV only the latter concept is found, as “obscurity” translates the following
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gloom
GLOOM.1. (Heb. ˒apēl, “dusk”). In Isa. 29:18 this word is rendered “gloom and darkness,” as out of which the blind shall see. The KJV renders “obscurity.”2. (Heb. ḥōshek, “darkness, destruction, ignorance”). In Isa. 58:10, 59:9, “gloom” (“obscurity,” KJV; “darkness,” NIV) is again used in connection
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
OBSCURITY
OBSCURITY<ob-sku’-ri-ti>: In modern English generally denotes a state of very faint but still perceptible illumination, and only when preceded by some such adjective as “total” does it imply the absence of all light. In Biblical English, however, only the latter meaning is found. So in Isaiah 29:18
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Obscurity
OBSCURITY.—Those who are called from darkness to light do not perform the journey instantaneously, and so must be conscious of obscurity, in various ways and to different degrees, in their progressive apprehension of the gospel of Christ. Yet we are assured that nothing is hid, save that it should be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Obscurity
OBSCURITY, ob-skū´ri-ti: In modern Eng. generally denotes a state of very faint but still perceptible illumination, and only when preceded by some such adj. as “total” does it imply the absence of all light. In Bib. Eng., however, only the latter meaning is found. So in Isa 29:18 (אֹפֶל‎, ’ōphel, “darkness”);