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Hidden • Hiding
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Hide, HidingThe essential idea of hiding is concealment, and a figurative extension to include the modern idea of a “cover-up” seems so natural that it may be treated as part of the literal meaning. Hide and its inflected forms appear well over two hundred times in the OT (KJV), translating fourteen
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HIDE, TO [חָבָא khavaʾ, טָמַן taman, כָּחַד kakhadh, כָּסָה kasah, סָתַר sathar, עָלַם ʿalam, צָפַן tsafan; ἀποκρύπτω apokryptō, κρύπτω kryptō]. Biblical texts display a broad spectrum of usage of these terms. Moses’ mother hides her son (Exod 2:2–3); David hides from Saul (1 Sam 19:2). God’s “hiding