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A phrase in the title of Psa 56:1, possibly a musical term. Translated “dove on the far-off terebinths” (ESV) or “dove of distant lands” (LEB).
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JONATH-ELEM-RECHOKIM. This transliterated Heb. phrase in the KJV and ASV heading of Ps 56, perhaps meaning “the dove of the far-off terebinths” (cf. Ps 55:6–7), may be understood in one or all of the following ways: (1) an enigmatical reference to David among the Philistines in Gath (1 Sam 21:10–15);
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jonath-elem-rechokim (a dumb love of (in) distant places), a phrase found once only in the Bible, as a heading to the 56th psalm. Aben Ezra, who regards Jonath-elem-rechokim as merely indicating the modulation or the rhythm of the psalm, appears to come the nearest to the meaning of the passage.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JONATH ELEM REHOKIM
JONATH ELEM REHOKIM<jo’-nath> <e’-lem> <re-ho’-kim> ([יוֹנַת אֵלֶם רְחֹקִים, yonath ’elem rechoqim]) (Ps 56, title): “The silent dove of the far ones” (i.e. either of far-off lands, or among aliens), or “The dove of the distant terebinths,” in either case indicating the tune to the melody of which
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JONATH-ELEM-RECHOKIM (Jō năth-ē lĕmrə kōʹ kĭm) Transliteration of word in title of Ps. 56 (NASB, KJV). NIV reads “to the tune of ‘A Dove on Distant Oaks’ ” (cp. REB, NRSV with Terebinths for oaks). HCSB reads “For the choir director: according to ‘A Silent Dove Far Away.’ ” This was probably the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jonath Elem Rehokim
JONATH ELEM REHOKIM, jō′nath ē′lem rē̇-hōʹkim (יוֹנַת אֵלֶם רְחֹקִים, yōnath ’ēlem reḥōḳīm) (Ps 56, title): “The silent dove of the far ones” (i.e. either of far-off lands, or among aliens), or “The dove of the distant terebinths,” in either case indicating the tune to the melody of which the