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Hunger
Hungry • Spiritual Hunger
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hunger, Hungry
Hunger, Hungryverbs: [Heb. rāʿē̄ḇ]; AV “suffer to famish” (Prov. 10:3); NEB STARVE (Prov. 19:15; Isa. 65:13; Jer. 42:14), “afraid” (Isa. 8:21); [ḥāḏal] (1S. 2:5); AV “have ceased”; NEB “grow strong”; [Gk. peináō]; AV “an hungred” (Mt. 4:2; 12:1, 3; 25:35, 37, 42, 44; Mk. 2:25; Lk. 6:3); NEB
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hunger
HUNGER. The word is used three ways in the Scriptures: (1) with reference to physiological starvation and famine (Ex 16:3; Lk 15:17); (2) with reference to the normal physiological desire for food (Rom 12:20); (3) with reference to desire for spiritual satisfaction and sustenance (Mt 5:6) See L. Goppelt,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hunger
HUNGER (Heb. rā˓ēb). The rendering of the same Heb. and Gk. words that are sometimes rendered famine (which see).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hunger
HUNGER — a strong need or intense desire for food (Prov. 19:15; Jer. 38:9). The Hebrew word translated “hunger” is also translated “famine” to indicate a widespread and serious shortage of food (Gen. 12:10). Those who partake of Jesus, the Bread of Life, will never hunger (John 6:35).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Hunger
HungerHunger and its close associate famine were powerful images to the ancient Near Eastern mind. In Palestine harvest was dependent on adequate and timely rainfall. Consequently, the specter of hunger stalks Abraham (Gen 12:10), Isaac (26:1), Joseph (41:27, 54), the people of Israel both in Egypt
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HUNGER
HUNGER<hun’-ger> ([רָעָב‎, ràabh]; [λιμός, limos] (subs.), [πεινάω, peinao] (vb.):1. The desire for food, a physiological sensation associated with emptiness of the stomach, and dependent on some state of the mucous membrane;2. starvation as the effect of want of food, as Ex 16:3; Isa 49:10;
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Hunger
hunger. The need or craving for food; as an ethical term, the chronic lack of nourishment experienced by particular persons or people groups, especially as it results in starvation. Hunger takes on ethical connotations, in that it occurs in a world where global food supplies are typically plentiful,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Hunger
HUNGER.—The substantive ‘hunger’ (EV) is the equivalent of a Greek word (λιμός) which in the NT is used either of the suffering of an individual (Lk 15:17, cf. 2 Co 11:27), or, more generally, of the widespread plague of famine (cf. Mk 13:8, Lk 4:25 etc.; see Blass’ Gram. of NT Greek, p. 299, for the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hunger
HUNGER Strong need or desire for food. Scripture contains haunting pictures of hunger. Isaiah 29:8 uses the image of a hungry person dreaming of eating only to awake hungry again. In Lam. 4:9 those who fell by the sword are reckoned better off than those pierced by hunger. Hunger frequently takes on
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hunger
hunger. This word and the term famine are both used by KJV and modern translations to represent the Hebrew word rāʿāb H8280, which may refer not only to an individual’s hunger but also to acute and general lack of food (similarly Gk. limos G3350). It is not always clear in a given context which is
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hunger
HUNGER, huṇʹgēr (רָעָב‎, rā‛ābh; λιμός, limós (subs.), πεινάω, peináō (vb.): (1) The desire for food, a physiological sensation associated with emptiness of the stomach, and dependent on some state of the mucous membrane; (2) starvation as the effect of want of food, as Ex 16:3; Isa 49:10; (3)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HUNGER
HUNGER, HUNGRY [רָעָבraʿav; λιμός limos]. References to hunger in the Bible alternate between the literal meaning of physical need for food and the metaphorical meaning of spiritual or emotional desire. Hunger and starvation were among the greatest threats to ancient people because their diet depended