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Lappidoth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lappidoth
Lappidoth (לַפִּידוֹת‎, lappidoth). The husband of the prophetess and judge Deborah (Judg 4:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lappidoth (Person)
LAPPIDOTH (PERSON) [Heb lappı̂dôt (לַפִּידֹות)]. Husband of Deborah the prophetess, living in the tribal hill country of Ephraim, between Ramah and Bethel (Judg 4:4). The derivation of his name is uncertain, but it probably is a feminine abstract form [Heb -ôt] of lappîd, meaning “torch” or “lightning” (HALAT,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lappidoth, Lapidoth
Lappidoth, Lapidoth. Husband of Deborah the prophetess (Jgs 4:4, kjv Lapidoth).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lappidoth
Lappidoth lapʹə-doth [Heb. lappîḏôṯ—‘flames, torches’]; AV LAPIDOTH. The husband of Deborah (Jgs. 4:4). The name occurs only here, and since no father’s name is given, the passage has been interpreted in different ways. Some scholars have preferred to translate the phrase ʾēšeṯ lappîḏôṯ not
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lappidoth
Lappidoth (lap´i-doth; Heb., “torches” or “lightning”), the husband of the prophetess Deborah (Judg. 4:4). He is mentioned only once in the narrative. Interpreters have noted that the meaning of the name is essentially the same as that of Barak (Heb., “lightning”), who serves as the commander of Deborah’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lapidoth
LAPIDOTH. The husband of Deborah the prophetess (Jdg 4:4). His name means “torches” (cf. Jdg 7:16; 15:4) or “lightning flashes” (cf. Ex 20:18). See Dress (of Men).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lappidoth
LAPPIDOTH (Heb. lappîḏôṯ, ‘torches’). The husband of Deborah (Jdg. 4:4). Some Jewish commentators, taking it as a description of Deborah, would render the Hebrew as ‘a woman of lightning flashes’, but there is little evidence to support this view; other Jewish commentators (with equal lack of evidence)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lappidoth
Lappidoth (Heb. lappɩ̂ḏôṯ)The husband of the prophet and judge Deborah (Judg. 4:4). Some scholars suggest that the name is a hypocoristicon of the general Barak, since both names mean “lightning.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lappidoth
Lappidoth [lăpˊə dŏth] (Heb. lappîḏôṯ “torches, lightning flashes”).† The husband of the prophetess and judge Deborah (Judg. 4:4). Some scholars suggest that the name is a hypocoristicon of the general Barak (cf. R. G. Boling, Judges. AB 6A [1975], p. 95).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lappidoth
LAPPIDOTH The husband of the prophetess Deborah, presumably of the tribe of Ephraim (Judg 4:4). His name in Hebrew means “torches.”
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Relatives
Deborah Wife