Brokenfooted • Crippled • Lameness
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lame, Lameness
LAME, LAMENESS. Lameness may be defined as a compromised ability to walk or otherwise use limbs due to any of several pathological or other crippling conditions. Lameness may result from (1) trauma, as in healed breaks with malunion of the bone; (2) metabolic diseases; (3) nutritional diseases, such
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lame[Heb pissē (a)ḥ] (Lev. 21:18; Dt. 15:21; 2 S. 5:6, 8; 9:13; 19:26 [MT 27]; Job 29:15; Prov. 26:7; Isa. 33:23; 35:6; Jer. 31:8; Mal. 1:8, 13); NEB also CRIPPLED; [niphal of pāsaḥ] (2 S. 4:4); [qal fem part of ṣālaʿ] (Mic. 4:6f.; Zeph. 3:19); AV HALT; NEB LOST; [Gk. chōlós] (Mt. 11:5; 15:30f.;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
lameness. Physical defects that inhibited walking were viewed as quite serious in the biblical world (Prov. 26:7). At times, the “lame” are cited as illustrative of people who are weak or useless (2 Sam. 5:8), but more often lame or limping people are looked upon with pity and regarded as persons to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LAME. A man who was lame was disqualified to act as priest lest he defile the alter (Lev 21:18). A lame animal might not be offered in sacrifice (Deut 15:21; Mal 1:8, 13). Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, who was made a member of David’s household for friendship’s sake, was lame an accident on the day
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lameness, LimpIn ancient Israel, which treasured notions of a complete and ordered world, and which valued wholeness, physical defects were regarded as shameful (Lev. 21:18; Deut. 15:21; Mal. 1:8; cf. 2 Sam. 5:6–8). Lame (Heb. pissēaḥ) or limping people were regarded as helpless and useless (Prov.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lame, Crippled
LAME (Heb. pissēaḥ, ṣāla˓; Gk. chōlós), CRIPPLED (nāḵeh, nis̆ḇereṯ).† A congenital or acquired condition that impedes walking. Lameness was among the physical defects that disqualified priests from serving in the tabernacle and temple of Israel (Lev. 21:18; the same restriction applied
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LAME. A general term referring to imperfect limbs, either by birth or injury. Lameness is mentioned among the bodily imperfections that would exclude a son (descendant) of Aaron from entering the Holy Place or offering sacrifices. A person thus afflicted might, however, eat of the sacrifices, like other
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lamenesslameness, one of the blemishes disqualifying descendants of Aaron from their priestly prerogative of approaching the altar of God’s sanctuary to offer bread to God (Lev. 21:16–24). It was not appropriate to sacrifice lame animals to God (Deut. 15:21; Mal. 1:8, 13). Jesus’ healing of the lame
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lame, Lameness
LAME, LAMENESS — a disability in one or more limbs, especially in a foot or leg, so that a person experiences difficulty in walking or moving freely. Lameness is one of the physical imperfections that excluded a priest from entering the holy place or offering sacrifices (Lev. 21:17-21). Jesus healed
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAME<lam> (פִּסֵחַ‎ [piceach], נָכֵה‎ [nakheh]; [χωλός, cholos]):1. The condition of being unable or imperfectly able to walk, which unfitted any descendant of Aaron so afflicted for service in the priesthood (Leviticus 21:18), and rendered an animal unsuitable for sacrifice (Deuteronomy 15:21).
BROKENFOOTED<bro’-k’-n-foot-ed> (שֶׁבֶר רֶגֶל‎ [shebher reghel]): In Leviticus 21:19, one of the blemishes which prevented a man of priestly descent from the execution of the priestly office.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LAME.—This word, perhaps originally meaning bruised, signifies a crippled or disabled condition caused by injury to or defect of a limb or limbs; specifically walking with difficulty, inefficient from injury or defect, unsound or impaired in strength. It is applied metaphorically to all kinds of inefficiency,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lame, Lameness
LAME, LAMENESS Physical condition in which walking is difficult or impossible. In the OT lame animals were not acceptable sacrifices (Deut. 15:21; Mal. 1:8, 13). The lame were prohibited from serving as priests though they were allowed to eat from the priests’ provisions (Lev. 21:18). The Jebusites boasted
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