The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lonely[Heb yāḥîḏ—‘only,’ ‘solitary,’ ‘isolated’] (Ps. 25:16); AV DESOLATE; [part of bāḏaḏ—‘be isolated, alone,’ bāḏāḏ] (Ps. 102:7 [MT 8]; Lam. 1:1); AV ALONE, SOLITARY; NEB IN SOLITUDE, SOLITARY; [Gk. érēmos—‘abandoned,’ ‘desolate,’ ‘solitary’]; AV also SOLITARY.In ancient times (as sometimes
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LONELINESS.—To speak of the isolation of Christ would give a wrong impression as far as the everyday circumstances of His life are concerned. He was most often either in crowds, teaching and healing, or else seeking loneliness without success; He was lonely in the same sense as that in which Nazareth
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LONELY [בָּדָדbadhadh, יָחִידyakhidh; ἐρῆμος erēmos]. Abandonment often accompanies suffering in the OT, and the depictions of potential abandonment by God often describe lonely, isolated, solitary places filled with despair (e.g., Pss 25:16; 102:7; Lam 1:1). Throughout much of wisdom literature,
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