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Idleness • Lethargy • Sloth
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IDLE; IDLENESS<i’-d’-l>, <i’-d’-l-nes>: Both words, adjective and noun, render different Hebrew words (from [עָצֵל, ̀atsel], “to be lazy,” [רָפָה, raphah], “to relax,” and [שָׁקַט, shaqaT], “to be quiet”). According to the Yahwistic narrative Pharaoh’s retort to the complaints of the Israelites
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
IDLE Not engaged in earning a living; depending on the labor and generosity of others for support. Scripture distinguishes between those unwilling to work who should not eat (2 Thess. 3:10) and those unable to earn a living (e.g., “true” widows, 1 Tim. 5:9) for whom the community of faith is responsible.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
idleness. Various Hebrew terms can be rendered “idle (ness)” or “laziness.” For example, the niphal participle of the verb rāpâ H8332, “to relax, become slack,” is used in Pharaoh’s criticism of the Israelites because of their desire to go away to worship God (Exod. 5:8; 5:17). The noun ʿaṣlût H6791
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
IDLE, īʹd’l, IDLENESS, iʹd’l-nes: Both words, adj. and noun, render different Heb words (from עָצֵל, ῾āçēl, “to be lazy,” רָפָה, rāphāh, “to relax,” and שָׁקַט, shāḳaṭ, “to be quiet”). According to the Yahwistic narrative Pharaoh’s retort to the complaints of the Israelites was a charge of indolence
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