Body and body parts
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Leg[Heb šôq] (Dt. 28:35; 1 S. 9:24; Ps. 147:10; Prov. 26:7; Cant. 5:15; Isa. 47:2); AV also SHOULDER, THIGH; NEB also THIGH; [kerāʿayim] (Ex. 12:9; 29:17; Lev. 1:9, 13; 4:11; 8:21; 9:14; 11:21; Am. 3:12); NEB also SHIN, SHIN BONE; [reg̱el] (Ex. 25:26; 37:13; 1 S. 17:6; Ezk. 1:7); AV also FOOT;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LEG. This word is used in the following ways:1. Anatomically, of the pedal extremities of man (Deut 28:35; 1 Sam 17:6), of animals (Ex 12:9), and of insects (Lev 11:21);2. Ceremonially, of the parts of animals used in the Levitical sacrifices (Ex 29:17; Lev 1:9, 13; 4:11; 8:21; 9:14).3. Metaphorically,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LEG. 1. Heb. kerā‘ayim occurs chiefly in ritual passages, e.g. Ex. 12:9; 29:17; Lv. 1:9, 13; 4:11, etc. In Lv. 11:21 it describes the bending hind-legs of locusts permitted for food, and provides an illustration of judgment in Am. 3:12.2. reḡel normally means foot but is used of Goliath’s legs in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LEG. The bones of the legs of crucified persons were broken to hasten death (John 19:31). See Crucifixion.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
LegThe leg appears as an image of human strength in several Bible passages. The psalmist points out that God takes delight in those who fear and trust him rather than placing their faith in physical strength, a feature which is illustrated by the strength of a horse or the legs of a human (Ps 147:10).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEG1. שׁוֹק‎ [shoq], Aramaic שָׁק‎ [shoq];2. כָּרַע‎ [karà], dual כְּרָעַיִם‎ [keràayim];3. ֫178ָר֫178ָגל‎ [reghel]; [σκέλος, skelos]; the King James Version translates also שֹׁבֶל‎ [shobhel], and צְעָדָה‎ [tsèadhah], with “leg,” but mistakenly):1. The first Hebrew word ([shoq]) denotes
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LEGS (Jn 19:31 f.).—The breaking of the legs with a heavy club or bar (σκελοκοπία, crurifragium) was inflicted as a capital punishment on slaves and others who incurred the anger of irresponsible masters (for reff. see Westcott’s note). The victim, with legs broken, hands cut off, and otherwise mutilated,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LEG The upper leg or thigh was regarded as the one of the choicest parts of a sacrifice and was reserved for the priests (Lev. 7:32–34). The first term translated “leg” in Isa. 47:2 (KJV) is also translated robe (NRSV) or shirt(s) (NASB, NIV, REB).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
leg. Several Hebrew terms may be rendered “leg,” such as keraʿ H4157, found in OT passages dealing with sacrificial rituals and referring to the shank or splint-bone (Exod. 12:9; Lev. 1:9, 13; et al.) to describe the shank or splint-bone; it is also was used of the bending hind legs of locusts that were
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
LEG ([1] שׁוֹק‎, shōḳ, Aram. שָׁק‎, shoḳ; [2] כָּרַע‎, kāra’, dual כְּרָעַיִם‎, kerā‘ayim; [3] רֶגֶל‎, reghel; σκέλος, skélos; AV trs also שׂבֶל‎, shōbhel, and צִעָדָה‎, çeʽādhāh, with “leg,” but mistakenly): (1) The first Heb word (shōḳ) denotes the upper leg, and is therefore synonymous with Thigh