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Lovely
Amiable
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lovely
LovelyThe RSV translates several Hebrew words and phrases as “lovely.” Usually it denotes personal physical beauty; Rachel was yep̱aṯ marʾeh, lit “beautiful of appearance” (AV “well-formed”; NEB “beautiful”), and Esther was ṭôḇaṯ marʾeh, lit “good of appearance” (AV “beautiful”; NEB “charming”).
Amiable
Amiable Archaic in the AV for Heb. yāḏîḏ, “beloved,” RSV “lovely,” NEB “dear” (Ps. 84:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amiable
AMIABLE. An older English word meaning “lovely,” and used to describe God’s dwelling place in Ps 84:1 (KJV).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amiable
AMIABLE (Heb. yādı̂d, “loved”). The word occurs only in Ps. 84:1, KJV, “How amiable are thy tabernacles.” In 127:2 it is rendered “beloved.” Its plural form, signifying “delights,” is found in the title to Ps. 45, “A song of love.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LOVELY
LOVELY<luv’-li> (אָהַב‎ [’ahabh], אָהֵב‎ [’ahebh]; [προσφιλής, prosphiles]): “Lovely” occurs only 4 times. In 2 Sam 1:23 it is the translation of [’ahebh], “to be loved” (“Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant (the King James Version margin “sweet”) in their lives”), where it seems to
AMIABLE
AMIABLE<a’-mi-a-b’-l> ( יַדִיד‎ [yedhidh], “beloved”): Applied to the tabernacle or tent of meeting “How amiable (“lovely” the Revised Version, margin) are thy tabernacles” (Psalm 84:1), the plural having reference to the subdivisions and appurtenances of the sanctuary (compare Psalm 68:35).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lovely
LOVELY, luv´li (אָהַב‎, ’āhabh, אָהֵב‎, ’āhēbh; προσφιλής, prosphilē̇s): “Lovely” occurs only 4 t. In 2 S 1:23 it is the tr of ’āhēbh, “to be loved” (“Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant [AVm “sweet”] in their lives”), where it seems to mean “loving” or “lovable.” Two other words are so trd
Amiable
AMIABLE, āʹmi-a-b’l (יְדִיד‎, yedhīdh, “beloved”): Applied to the tabernacle or tent of meeting. “How a. [“lovely” RVm] are thy tabernacles” (Ps 84:1), the pl. having reference to the subdivisions and appurtenances of the sanctuary (cf 68:35). The adj. is rendered “amiable” in the sense of the French
Key passages
Php 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are pleasing, whatever things are commendable, if there is any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these things.