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Hold
Hold Fast • Holding
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hold
Hold[Heb ʾāḥaz, ḥā̄zaq, tāmaḵ (Prov. 31:19), tāp̱aś (Jer 49:16); Gk. échō (and compounds of it), kratéō, epilambánomai, háptō]; AV also CATCH, RETAIN, KEEP, etc.; NEB also GRASP, SEIZE, CLUTCH, CLING, ADHERE, etc.Hebrew ʾāḥaz can refer to physical acts of holding or seizing, e.g.,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hold
HOLD. This term is used to refer to a stronghold (Jdg 9:46, 49); to cage or jail (Ezk 19:9; Acts 4:3; RSV “in custody”); to a den or lair (Rev 18:2; RSV “haunt”). See Fort.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hold
Holda fortress, the name given to David’s lurking-places (1 Sam. 22:4, 5; 24:22).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOLD
HOLD<hold>: In the American Standard Revised Version frequently “stronghold” (Jdg 9:49; 1 Sam 22:4; 24:22; 2 Sam 5:17; 23:14; 1 Ch 11:16; 12:16). See FORTIFICATION. In Rev 18:2 for the King James Version “cage” ([phulake]) the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes,
HOLDING
HOLDING<hol’-ding>: Occurs with various shades of meaning:1. as the translation of tamakh, “to acquire,” it has the sense of taking, obtaining (Isa 33:15, the Revised Version (British and American) “that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe,” the English Revised Version, as the King James Version,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Hold
Hold [a fortress], a term especially applied to the lurking-places of David (1 Sam. 22:4, 5; 24:22).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hold
HOLD KJV term for a (fortified) place of refuge. Modern translations generally render the underlying Hebrew as “stronghold” (Judg. 9:46, 49; 1 Sam. 22:4; 2 Sam. 5:7). Occasionally other terms are used in place of hold: “fortress” (2 Sam. 24:7 NIV, NRSV); “hill” (Mic. 4:8 NRSV, perhaps in the sense of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hold
HOLD, hōld: In ARV frequently “stronghold” (Jgs 9:49; 1 S 22:4; 24:22; 2 S 5:17; 23:14; 1 Ch 11:16; 12:16). See Fortification. In Rev 18:2 for AV “cage” (phulakḗ) RV substitutes, as in first clause, “hold,” and in m “prison.”
Holding
HOLDING, hōlʹding: Occurs with various shades of meaning: (1) as the tr of tāmakh, “to acquire,” it has the sense of taking, obtaining (Isa 33:15, RV “that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe” ERV, as AV, “holding”); (2) of kūl, “to hold,” “contain,” having the sense of containing or restraining