Inquire of God
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Inquire of God
INQUIRE OF GOD. The process of consulting the deity on some matter of individual and/or communal importance, generally through the offices of an intermediary. The Hebrew Scriptures use, with varying frequencies, three distinct verbs to designate the process, each referring to a somewhat different inquiry
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Inquire of the Lord
“INQUIRE OF THE LORD” A phrase often found in early Scripture history. Rebekah is represented as going “to inquire of the Lord” (Gen. 25:22). During Jethro’s visit to Moses we find the lawgiver vindicating his judicial office in these words: “Because the people come to me to inquire of God,” etc. (Ex.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inquire of the Lord
INQUIRE OF THE LORD — to seek God’s counsel and guidance. The phrase occurs often in the Old Testament (Gen. 25:22; Judg. 20:27; 2 Sam. 2:1). Methods through which God made His will known included the Pillar, the Urim and Thummim, and the words of the prophets.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inquire of God
INQUIRE OF GOD Seek divine guidance, most often before battle (1 Sam. 23:2, 4; 2 Sam. 5:19, 23; 2 Kings 3:11; 2 Chron. 18:4, 6–7), but in other situations as well. A variety of methods were employed to seek God’s counsel: dreams (1 Sam. 28:6); priests with the ephod (1 Sam. 22:10; 23:9–13); prophets
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
INQUIRE OF GOD [בָּקַשׁbaqash, דָּרַשׁdarash, שָׁאַלshaʾal]. To inquire of God generally means two things: to request God’s guidance before battle and to seek a word from God about one’s immediate situation. Shaʾal, “to ask,” is used almost exclusively in the context of battle (Judg 1:1; 20:23, 27;