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Loin
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Loins
Loins. Region of the body from the chest to the lower part of the hip; an expression (“out of his loins”) for that part of the body which involved procreation (Gn 35:11; 46:26; Ex 1:5; 1 Kgs 8:19; kjv). In most instances the word describes physical features, although occasionally emotion, power, or strength
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Loins
Loins[Heb moṯnayim]; NEB also WAIST, BODY, LIMBS, MIGHT, etc.; [alāṣayim] (Job 31:20; 38:3; 40:7; Isa. 11:5; 32:11; Jer. 30:6); AV also REINS; NEB BODY, WAISTS, SIDES, etc.; [kesel] (Lev. 3:4, 10, 15; 4:9; 7:4; Job 15:27; Ps. 38:7 [MT 8]); AV also FLANKS; NEB also HAUNCHES, SIDES; [Gk. osphýs]
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Loins
LOINS Region of the body from the chest to the lower part of the hip; an expression in the kjv (“out of his loins”) for that part of the body that involved procreation (Gn 35:11; 46:26; Ex 1:5; 1 Kgs 8:19). In most instances, the word describes physical features, although occasionally emotion, power,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Loins
LOINS. The rendering of several Heb. words, the most important of which are hălāsiyim and mothnayim (the two sides of the back), both dual forms, and of the Gr. osphus, “loin,” or lower part of the back.The loins are the part of the back and side between the hip and ribs, forming as it were the pivot
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Loins
LoinsThe area of the body located at the hips or lower back (Heb. moṯnayim; Gk. osphýs). The loins were the place where the belt is worn (2 Kgs. 1:8; Isa. 11:5; Jer. 13:1), the sword hung (2 Sam. 20:8), and sackcloth placed (Gen. 37:34; 1 Kgs. 20:32; Amos 8:10). When quick movement was essential,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Loins
Loins (Heb. moṯnayim, ḥalāṣayim, kesālîm; Aram. araṣ; Gk. osphýs).† The waist and lower torso, usually more specifically the reproductive organs. The RSV and other modern translations usually translate references to the loins as the source of offspring in terms of the person of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Loins
LOINS. Literally, the parts of the back and sides of the human or animal body that parallel the spine on each side and extend between the ribs and the hips. In Heb., the main word, motnayim (Gen. 37:34; Ps. 66:11), and related words, kesel (Ps. 38:7), ḥălāṣayim (Job 40:7), mayim (Isa. 48:1), and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Loins
LOINS — the lower abdomen, including the reproductive organs. A man’s loins are described as the source of his offspring (Gen. 35:11, KJV; body, NIV). When a man was ready to work, he put a belt around his waist; then he tucked up his robe so his legs would not be hindered. This is the meaning of “girded
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LOINS
LOINS<loinz> (חָלָ׳‎ [chalats], Aramaic חֲרַ׳‎ [charats], מֹתֶן‎ [mothen], כֶּסֶל‎ [kecel], יָרֵךְְ‎ [yarekh]; [ὸσφύς, osphus]): This variety of Hebrew synonyms seems to be used rather promiscuously for the loins, though there is no little difference in the secondary meanings of these words. They represent
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Loins
Loins. Gird up the loins, brace yourself for vigorous action, or energetic endurance. The Jews wore loose garments, which they girded about their loins when they travelled or worked.“Gird up the loins of your mind.”—1 Peter 1:13.My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins (1 Kings 12:10).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Loin
Loin, the part of the back and side between the hip and the ribs, which, as the pivot of the body, is most sensibly affected by pity or terror (Deut. 33:11; Job 12:18; Ps. 38:7; Isa. 21:3). This part of the body, in token of mourning, was girt with sackcloth (Gen. 37:34; Ps. 66:11). As it was encompassed
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Loins
LOINS Hebrew and Greek terms refer to the hips and lower back. Loins are used in the literal sense of the body’s midsection (Exod. 28:42; 2 Kings 1:8; Isa. 11:5; Jer. 13:1; Matt. 3:4). Tying up one’s long, lower garments about one’s waist or loins indicated readiness for travel (Exod. 12:11; 1 Kings
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