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Hard Saying
Hard Sayings • Hard Sentences
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hard Saying; Hard Sentences
Hard Saying; Hard SentencesIn Dnl. 5:12 the AV renders “hard sentences” for Aram ʾaḥîḏān (RSV, NEB, “riddles”). The Hebrew equivalent, ḥîḏâ, denotes something obscure or enigmatic; cf, Nu. 12:8 (“dark speech”); Jgs. 14:12–19 (“riddle”); 1 K. 10:1 (“hard questions”); Ps. 49:4 (“riddle”). See
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hard Saying
HARD SAYING — a phrase in the Gospel of John (John 6:60) that John uses to indicate that Jesus’ teaching was difficult to understand or to accept. In the Bible the word for “hard,” when used in reference to spoken language, has a figurative meaning: difficult to understand. Similar expressions in the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HARD SAYINGS; HARD SENTENCES
HARD SAYINGS; HARD SENTENCES<sa’-ingz;>, <sen’-ten-siz>: In Dan 5:12 the King James Version (Aramaic [אֲחִידָן‎, ’aqiahan]), the Revised Version (British and American) “dark sentences,” of enigmatic utterances which preternatural wisdom was needed to interpret; in Jn 6:60 ([σκληρός ... ὁ λόγος,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hard Sayings, Hard Sentences
HARD SAYINGS, sāʹingz; HARD SENTENCES, senʹten-siz: In Dnl 5:12 AV (Aram. אֲחִידָן‎, ’ăḥīdhān), RV “dark sentences,” of enigmatic utterances which preternatural wisdom was needed to interpret; in Jn 6:60 (σκληρός … ὁ λόγος, sklērósho lógos), of sayings (Christ’s words at Capernaum about eating