The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Leaf[Heb ʿāleh] (Gen. 3:7; 8:11; Lev. 26:36; Neh. 8:15; Job 13:25; 30:4; Ps. 1:3; Prov. 11:28; Isa. 1:30; 34:4; 64:6; Jer. 8:13; 17:8; Ezk. 47:12); AV also BRANCH (Neh. 8:15; Prov. 11:28); BUSHES (Job 30:4); NEB also FOLIAGE (Ezk. 47:12); in Isa. 33:9 the object is not present in the MT but is supplied
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LEAF. This English word is used in the KJV in a threefold way: (1) the foliage of a tree or vine (see below); (2) the wing of a folding door (1 Kgs 6:34; Ezk 41:24; See Door.); (3) the column of a scroll (Jer 36:23; See Scroll.)Heb. ˓āleh (“leaf, leafage”) is translated in KJV six times “branch” (Neh
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Leaf Leaves
Leaf, Leaves. The word occurs in the DAV either in singular or plural number in three different senses.1. Leaf of a tree. The righteous are often compared to green leaves. Jer. 17:8. The ungodly, on the other hand, are “as an oak whose leaf fadeth.” Isa. 1:30. 2. Leaves of doors. The Hebrew word, which
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LEAF. Fig leaves are mentioned as forming the first covering of Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:7).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Leafof a tree. The olive-leaf mentioned Gen. 8:11. The barren fig-tree had nothing but leaves (Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13). The oak-leaf is mentioned Isa. 1:30; 6:13. There are numerous allusions to leaves, their flourishing, their decay, and their restoration (Lev. 26:36; Isa. 34:4; Jer. 8:13; Dan. 4:12,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LEAVES — the foliage of plants or trees. Leaves are mentioned literally in the Bible as clothing for Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:7), as evidence of the earth’s renewal following the Flood (Gen. 8:11), and as building material for constructing the booths required in the observance of the Feast of Tabernacles
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
LeafThere is a curious dualism to the Bible’s use of leaf as an image. It speaks both of health and decay, of abundance and inadequacy. Not surprisingly, there are many parallels to the use of the image of fruit.A variety of leaves were put to practical use in ancient Near East. For example, box tree
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEAF; LEAVES<lef>, <levz>: Used in three different senses, with reference:1. To trees (עָלֶה‎ [̀aleh], “a coming up”), Genesis 3:7; 8:11; Leviticus 26:36 (עָ֫178ָרף‎ [Tereph]); Ezekiel 17:9; [φύλλον, phullon]. Figurativelya. of spiritual blessings (Ezekiel 47:12; compare Revelation 22:2)
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Leaf, Leaves. The word occurs in our Authorized Version, either in the singular or plural number, in three different senses.1. Leaf of a Tree. The olive-leaf is mentioned in Gen. 8:11. Fig-leaves formed the first covering of our parents in Eden. The barren fig tree (Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13) on the road
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LEAVES.—The tree is often used in NT as a symbol of the life of a man. Leaves are the indication of the existence of life in the tree. The barren fig-tree was cursed by our Lord because it had leaves only (Mt 21:19, Mk 11:13) and no fruit. See Fig-tree. We have here a type of religious profession unaccompanied
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Leaf, Leaves
LEAF, LEAVES Foliage of plants or trees. Adam and Eve made their first clothes from leaves (Gen. 3:7). Leaves are frequently used to symbolize blessedness or cursedness. God’s renewal of the earth following the flood was epitomized by an olive leaf (Gen. 8:11). God’s providential care for the righteous
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Leaf, Leaves
LEAF, lēf, LEAVES, lēvz: Used in three different senses, with reference: (1) To trees (עָלֶה‎, ‘āleh, “a coming up”), Gen 3:7; 8:11; Lev 26:36 (טֶרֶף‎, ṭereph); Ezk 17:9; φύλλον, phúllon. Figuratively (a) of spiritual blessings (Ezk 47:12; cf Rev 22:2) and prosperity (Ps 1:3); (b) of moral decay (Isa