The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
gray. This term occurs about a dozen times in the OT, always with reference to gray hair as an indication of old age (it usually renders śêbâ H8484, Gen. 43:34; cf. also śîb H8482, only in 1 Sam. 12:2; Job 15:10). The term does not occur in the NT. See age, old; hair.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GRAY [שֵׂיבָהsevah; πολιά polia]. The color of hair of elderly persons, such as Jacob in his old age (Gen 44:29, 31). Proverbs claim that gray hair is a crown of glory and the beauty of the aged (Prov 16:31; 20:20). God’s care extends throughout life, including the time of gray hair (Ps 71:18; Isa
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