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Isaiah walks naked through Jerusalem
Isaiah walked naked through Jerusalem for three years as a sign against Egypt and Cush.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Naked
Naked [Heb ʿārôm, ʿêrōm, ʿeryâ, maʿarōm, Gk gymmós]; AV also NAKEDNESS (RSV “naked flesh,” Ex. 28:42); NEB also EXPOSED (RSV “made naked,” Lev. 20:18f), EXPOSURE, BARE, STRIPPED, PRIVATE PARTS;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Naked
NAKED. This term frequently refers to being physically nude (Gen 3:7; Job 1:21; Eccl 5:15). In the Levitical laws the word identifies indecent, unacceptable exposure of certain parts of the body (Lev 18:6; 20:11). It refers also to improper exposure of the lower leg and of the foot during holy rites
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Naked
NAKED (Heb. ˓erwâ, “nudity”; Gk. gumnos). Absolute nakedness (Job 1:21; Eccles. 5:15; Amos 2:16; Mic. 1:8), but elsewhere in the sense of ragged, poorly clad (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 25:36). In John 21:7 the meaning is “clad in the undergarment only” (the outer garment being cast aside).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Naked
NakedThis word denotes (1) absolute nakedness (Gen. 2:25; Job 1:21; Eccl. 5:15; Micah 1:8; Amos 2:16); (2) being poorly clad (Isa. 58:7; James 2:15). It denotes also (3) the state of one who has laid aside his loose outer garment (Lat. nudus), and appears clothed only in a long tunic or under robe worn
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Naked
NAKED — without clothing. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were unashamed of their nakedness (Gen. 2:25). After eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, however, they began to feel shame (Gen. 3:7–10). The shame associated with nakedness is dramatically presented in the account of Noah’s
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Naked, Nakedness
Naked, NakednessThe biblical images evoked by the word naked are many and varied. They include, among other things, original innocence, defenselessness and vulnerability; exposure and helplessness; humiliation and shame; guilt and judgment; and sexual impropriety and exploitation. Each of these various
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NAKED; NAKEDNESS
NAKED; NAKEDNESS<na’-ked>, <na’-ked-nes>: “Naked” in the Old Testament represents various derivatives of עוּרע, ̀ur] and עָרָהע, ̀arah] chiefly, עָרוֹמע, ̀arom] (adj.) and עֶ֗רוָהע, ̀erwah] (noun); in the New Testament the adjective is [γυμνός, gumnos], the noun [γυμνότης, gumnotes], with verb [γυμνητεύω,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Naked
Naʹked. This word in Scripture often means not without clothing, but without the upper garment (1 Sam. 19:24; Isa. 20:2; John 21:7). The term is also used of one poorly clothed (Isa. 58:7; 2 Cor. 11:27; James 2:15). Figuratively, the word sometimes means poor and defenceless (Gen. 42:9), and sometimes
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Naked
NAKED Being without clothes (Gen. 2:25; Job 1:21; Eccles. 5:15; Amos 2:16; Mic. 1:8) or else poorly clothed (Deut. 28:48; Matt. 25:36–44; James 2:15). The phrase “to uncover the nakedness of” means to have sexual intercourse (Lev. 18:6–19; 20:11, 17–21). Nakedness frequently occurs in conjunction with
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Naked, Nakedness
NAKED, nā´ked, NAKEDNESS, nā´ked-nes: “Naked” in the OT represents various derivatives of עוּר‎, ‛ūr, and, עָרָה‎, ‛ārāh, chiefly עָרוֹם‎, ‛ārōm (adj.) and עֶרְוָה‎, ‛erwāh (noun); in the NT the adj. is γυμνός, gumnós, the noun γυμνότης, gumnótēs, with vb. γυμνητεύω, gumnēteúō, in 1 Cor 4:11.
Key passages
Is 20:2–6

at that time, Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth from your loins, and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot. Then Yahweh said, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three …

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