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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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Line(1) Most references have to do with measuring, so that Eng. “line” represents a Hebrew word for “cord,” e.g., paṯîl (Ezk. 40:3), ḥûṭ (1 K. 7:15), ḥeḇel (2 S. 8:2; Ps. 16:6; Am. 7:17; Mic. 2:5; Zec. 2:1 [MT 5]), or qāw or qaw (1 K. 7:23; 2 K. 21:13; 2 Ch. 4:2; 13:3; Job 38:5; Isa. 28:17;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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LINE. The rendering of several Heb. and Gr. words in the Bible.1. Heb. qaw, “line,” the commonest word, refers to the builder’s measuring line (Job 38:5; Jer 31:39; Zech 1:16). It came to designate that a site was measured for judgment (2 Kgs 21:13; Isa 28:17; 34:11). Some uses (1 Kgs 7:23; 2 Chr 4:2;
Lineage
A scene from Tomb 139 at Thebes showing a variety of linen garments, some of which are sheer. LLLINEAGE. A term meaning family (Gr. patria) found only in Lk 2:4 (KJV). Lineage enumerates the links in a person’s ancestry. It serves to give the sequence of history (Gen 5); to insure priestly rights
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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LINE. The commonest OT word is qaw, qāw or qeweh, denoting a measuring-line such as was used to measure the circumference of the Temple laver (1 Ki. 7:23) or to mark out a city, or land for building (Is. 34:17; Je. 31:39; Zc. 1:16). It is used for measuring distances of 1,000 cubits from Ezekiel’s Temple
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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LINE. The rendering of several Heb. words and one Gk. word, with various meanings. Thus we have a line such as our measuring line (2 Sam. 8:2; Isa. 34:17; Ezek. 40:3; 47:3; Amos 7:17), a cord (Josh. 2:18, 21; etc.). There can be little doubt that the Hebrews acquired the art of measuring land from the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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LINE — a tool similar to a tape measure for measuring or marking off distance. David divided the Moabites who would be executed from those who would be spared by measuring them off with a line (2 Sam. 8:2). The prophet Amos prophesied judgment by predicting, “Your land shall be divided by survey lines” (Amos
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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LINE<lin> (קַו‎ [qaw], חֵבֶל‎ [chebhel]): Usually of a measuring line, as Jeremiah 31:39; Ezekiel 47:3; Zechariah 1:16 ([qaw]); Psalm 78:55; Amos 7:17; Zechariah 2:1 ([chebhel]). Other Hebrew words mean simply a cord or thread (Joshua 2:18, 21; 1 Kings 7:15; Ezekiel 40:3). In Psalm
LINEAGE
LINEAGE<lin’-e-aj> ([πατριά, patria]): Found only once in Luke 2:4 (the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) “family”), and signifying the line of paternal family descent. A word pregnant in meaning among the Jews, who kept all family records with religious care, as may
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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LINE Tool used for measuring length or distance; a plumb line; a cord; a row. Sometimes the distance to be measured is relatively short (1 Kings 7:23). Elsewhere the line serves as a surveying tool for measuring a larger distance (Ps. 16:6; Isa. 34:17; Jer. 31:39; Zech. 1:16; 2:1–2). The surveying image
Lineage
LINEAGE KJV and RSV term (Luke 2:4) meaning descent (cp. NRSV) or family (NASB). HCSB has “family line.” See Genealogies.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
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line. This English term, with its different senses, is used variously to render a number of Hebrew words, especially qāw H7742, referring to a “measuring line,” such as builders use (2 Ki. 21:13; Jer. 31:39; Ezek. 47:3; Zech. 1:16; sometimes used figuratively, as in Isa. 28:10, 17; 28:1; 34:11). The
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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LINE, līn (קַו‎, ḳaw, חֵבֶל‎, ḥēbhel): Usually of a measuring line, as Jer 31:39; Ezk 47:3; Zec 1:16 (ḳaw); Ps 78:55; Am 7:17; Zec 2:1 (ḥēbhel). Other Heb words mean simply a cord or thread (Josh 2:18, 21; 1 K 7:15; Ezk 40:3). In Ps 19:4 (ḳaw, “Their line is gone out through all the earth”), the
Lineage
LINEAGE, linʹē̇-ā̇j (πατριά, patriá): Found only once in Lk 2:4 (AV, RV “family”), and signifying the line of paternal family descent. A word pregnant in meaning among the Jews, who kept all family records with religious care, as may be seen from the long genealogical records found everywhere in the
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