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Jehovah-Jireh (Deity)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The name given by Abraham to the place where he had sacrificed a ram provided by God, instead of his son Isaac. It means either “The Lord will provide” or “The Lord will see” (Gen 22:14). The representation of the name of the God of Israel as Jehovah is based on a misunderstanding of Hebrew scribal conventions. For more information about the origin of the name Jehovah, see this article: Jehovah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehovah-Jireh
Jehovah-Jireh (יהוה יִרְאֶה‎, yhwh yir'eh). The name given by Abraham to the place where he had sacrificed a ram provided by God, instead of his son Isaac. It means either “The Lord will provide” or “The Lord will see” (Gen 22:14). The representation of the name of the God of Israel as Jehovah is based
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jehovah-Jireh
Jehovah-Jireh jə-hōʹvə-jiʹrə [Heb. YHWH yirʾeh—‘Yahweh will find’]. The AV and NEB transliteration of Abraham’s name for the place where Yahweh provided him a lamb as a substitute sacrifice for Isaac (Gen. 22:14). Abraham’s choice of name was no doubt based on his response to Isaac’s question (v 7)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jehovah-Jireh
JEHOVAH-JIREH. The phrase means “Jehovah (Yahweh) sees,” or “Jehovah (Yahweh) will provide.” It refers to the place named by Abraham when the ram appeared in the thicket and was sacrificed instead of Isaac (Gen 22:14, KJV). See God, Names and Titles of.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jehovah-Jireh
Jehovah-Jireh (Heb. YHWH yirʾeh)The name given by Abraham to the place where God provided him a ram to be offered in place of Isaac (Gen. 22:14; NRSV “the Lord will provide”). The location remains uncertain, although tradition favors the site of the Solomonic temple; an alternate suggestion is the sanctuary
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jehovah-Jireh
Jehovah-Jireh [jə hōˊvə jĭˊrə] (Heb. YHWH yir˒eh).* The name given by Abraham to the place where God provided him a ram to be offered in place of Isaac (Gen. 22:14, KJV; NJV “Adonai-yireh”; RSV, NIV “the Lord will provide”; cf. JB). The location remains uncertain, although tradition
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jehovah-jireh
Jeho´vah-ji´reh (Jehovah will see or provide), the name given by Abraham to the place on which he had been commanded to offer Isaac, to commemorate the interposition of the angel of Jehovah, who appeared to prevent the sacrifice, Gen. 22:14, and provided another victim.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lord Will Provide
(THE) LORD WILL PROVIDE. KJV, Jeho´vah-Ji´reh (je-hōʹva-jīʹre; “Jehovah will see,” i.e., “provide”). The name given by Abraham to the mountain on which the angel of the Lord appeared to him and not only arrested the sacrifice of Isaac but provided a ram in his place (Gen. 22:14; marg., “YHWH-jireh”).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jehovah-jireh
Jehovah-jirehJehovah will see; i.e., will provide, the name given by Abraham to the scene of his offering up the ram which was caught in the thicket on Mount Moriah. The expression used in Gen. 22:14, “in the mount of the Lord it shall be seen,” has been regarded as equivalent to the saying, “Man’s
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Jehovah-Jireh
Jehovah-JirehJehovah-jireh (je-hohʹvah-jeeʹreh; kjv; rsv: Heb., ‘The Lord will provide [or see]’), the name given by Abraham to the site where he found a ram to be offered in place of his son Isaac (Gen. 22:14).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lord-Will-Provide, the
LORD-WILL-PROVIDE, THE — the name given to an altar built by Abraham in the land of Moriah (Gen. 22:14; Jehovah-jireh, KJV, NEB). There the Angel of the Lord prevented Abraham from offering his only son Isaac as a sacrifice. Instead, the Lord provided a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns, which Abraham
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JEHOVAH-JIREH
JEHOVAH-JIREH<je-ho’-va-ji’-re> ([יהוה יִרְאֶה‎, yahweh yir’-eh], “Yahweh sees”): The name given by Abraham to the place where he had sacrificed a ram provided by God, instead of his son Isaac (Gen 22:14). The meaning plainly is that the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Jehovah Jireh
Je-hoʹvah-Jiʹreh [Jehovah will see or provide] the name given by Abraham to the place on which he had been commanded to offer Isaac, to commemorate the interposition of the Angel of Jehovah, who appeared to prevent the sacrifice, and who provided another victim (Gen. 22:14).
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