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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cover; Covering
Cover; Covering The RSV so translates thirty-seven Hebrew and Greek words. Most frequent is Heb. kāsâ; the Greek forms are kalýptō and derivative verbs. The AV also translates “fill,” “overlay,” “hide,” etc.; NEB also “conceal,” “wrap around,” “clothe,” “veil,” “cancel,” “uncover” (Heb. ḥāp̱â,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eyes, Covering of the
EYES, COVERING OF THE. A difficult phrase used in Gen 20:16 of different interpretations. If the words refer to Abraham the idea may be that Abraham when he professes to be Sarah’s husband would act as a veil to those who may desire her. If the words refer to the money received by Abraham, the money
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eyes, Covering of the
EYES, COVERING OF THE (Gen. 20:16, KJV; NASB, see marg.). A phrase of much disputed significance, understood by some to mean that Abimelech advised Sarah and her women, while in or near towns, to conform to the general custom of wearing veils (see Dress). Another view is the following: “By the ‘covering
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Covering of the eyes
Covering of the eyesoccurs only in Gen. 20:16. In the Revised Version the rendering is “it (i.e., Abimelech’s present of 1,000 pieces of silver to Abraham) is for thee a covering of the eyes.” This has been regarded as an implied advice to Sarah to conform to the custom of married women, and wear a
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eyes, Covering of the
EYES, COVERING OF THE — a symbolic expression in the KJV (Gen. 20:16) which apparently refers to the practice of accepting a bribe or taking a gift from a person as a payment for wrongs committed.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Cover, Covering
Cover, CoveringThe fundamental idea of covering is that of concealment, either physically or metaphorically. What is covered is separated from and rendered unknown or unacceptable to potential viewers.The biblical account offers a detailed description of the coverings made for various items and compartments
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COVER; COVERING
COVER; COVERING<kuv’-er>, <kuv’-er-ing>: The translation of several Hebrew words. The covering of the ark ([מִכְסֶה‎, mikhceh], Genesis 8:13) was possibly the lid of a hatchway (compare Mitchell, World before Abraham, 215).To the sons of Kohath was assigned the task of caring for the furniture of
EYES, COVERING, OF THE
EYES, COVERING, OF THE<kuv’-er-ing>: In Genesis 20:16, means forgetfulness of the past, a willingness to overlook the wrong to which Sarah had been exposed.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cover, Covering
cover, covering. These English terms are used to translate a large number of Hebrew and Greek word and expressions that occur in various contexts. Paul, for example, uses the noun peribolaion G4316 when he says that “long hair is given to [women] as a covering” (1 Cor. 11:15), but he also uses other
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cover, Covering
COVER, kuvʹẽr, COVERING, kuvʹẽr-ing: The tr of several Heb words. The covering of the ark (מִכְסֶה‎, mikhṣeh, Gen 8:13) was possibly the lid of a hatchway (cf Mitchell, World before Abraham, 215).To the sons of Kohath was assigned the task of caring for the furniture of the Tabernacle whenever the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COVERINGS
COVERINGS [כְּסוּתkesuth, מָסָךְmasakh, מַרְבַדּיםmarvaddim; διφθέρα diphthera, ἐπικάλυμμα epikalymma, κατακάλυμμα katakalymma, χλαῖνα chlaina]. Cloth material used for bedding or to cover openings. In passages about the Tabernacle, coverings were made from leather (Exod 26:14; 39:34). Given