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Impediment
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Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Impediment
Impediment[Gk mogilálos] (Mk. 7:32). The Gk. mogilálos is composed of mógis, “with difficulty,” and lálos, “speech,” i.e., one who speaks with difficulty. In the LXX the word is used as a translation of Heb. ʾillēm, “dumb” (Isa. 35:6).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
impediment
impediment. In canon law, an obstacle, such as *consanguinity or *clandestinity, standing in the way of a properly constituted marriage. In RC canon law until 1983 impediments were either ‘impedient’ or ‘diriment’. The former character, which prohibited a marriage but did not invalidate it, if contracted
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Impediment
IMPEDIMENT — a hindrance or obstruction. The phrase, “impediment in his speech” occurs in the account of Jesus’ healing of a deaf-mute (Mark 7:31–37). Jesus’ healing of the sick and the disabled was viewed by the gospel writers as a fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 35:5–6.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IMPEDIMENT
IMPEDIMENT<im-ped’-i-ment>: Found in Mk 7:32, “had an impediment in his speech,” as a translation of [μογίλαλος, mogilalos], comparative of [μόγος, mogos], “toil” and [λάλος, lalos], “speech,” i.e. one who speaks with difficulty. In the Septuagint the word is used as a translation of [אִלֵּם‎,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Hindrance
HINDRANCE.—The life of communion with God and of obedience to His revealed will is regarded as the normal state and right relationship of man made in God’s image and for His glory. All defect and deflection from this standard are the result of external and internal hindrances. The world is an environment
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Impediment
IMPEDIMENT, im-pedʹi-ment: Found in Mk 7:32, “had an impediment in his speech,” as a tr of μογίλαλος, mogílalos, comp. of μόγος, mógos, “toil” and λάλος, lálos, “speech,” i.e. one who speaks with difficulty. In the LXX the word is used as a tr of אּלֵּם‎, ’illēm, “dumb” (Isa 35:6).
Key passages
Is 35:5–6

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be opened. Then the lame shall leap like the deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy, for waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Mk 7:31–37

And again he went away from the region of Tyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, and they were imploring him that he would place his …