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Magor-Missabib
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A phrase that occurs in Psa 31:13; Jer 6:25; 20:3, 10; 46:5; 49:29; Lam 2:22.Jeremiah gave this name to Pashhur ben Immer, the priest who had him beaten and put in the stocks (Jer 20:3). Later, Jeremiah lamented that people had given him the mocking nickname “terror all around” in response to his message of judgment (Jer 20:10). Elsewhere, the phrase is used to refer to the fear invoked by an invading army (Jer 6:25; 46:5; 49:29; Lam 2:22).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Magor-Missabib
Magor-Missabib (מָגוֹר מִסָּבִיב‎, magor missaviv, “terror all around”). A phrase that occurs in Psa 31:13; Jer 6:25; 20:3, 10; 46:5; 49:29; Lam 2:22.Jeremiah gave this name to Pashhur ben Immer, the priest who had him beaten and put in the stocks (Jer 20:3). Later, Jeremiah lamented that people had
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Magor-missabib
Magor-missabib. Name given by Jeremiah to Pashhur, the chief officer in the house of the Lord. Jeremiah did this because Pashhur put him in stocks for prophesying judgment upon Judah (Jer 19:14–20:2). The name Pashhur means “prosperity round about” and was changed to “terror on every side” (Jer 20:3),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Magor-missabib
Magor-missabib mä-gōrʹ mis-ə-bib [Heb. māg̱ôr missāḇîḇ—‘terror all around’ (cf. RSV “Terror on every side”); LXX Gk. Metoikon—‘exile’, reading māg̱ôr II and omitting missāḇîḇ]. The AV and NEB transliteration of a symbolic name given to Pashhur son of Immer, the governor of the temple,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Magor-Missabib
MAGOR-MISSABIB* Name given by Jeremiah to Pashhur, the chief officer in the house of the Lord. Jeremiah did this because Pashhur put him in stocks for prophesying judgment upon Judah (Jer 19:14–20:2). The name Pashhur means “prosperity round about” and was changed to “terror on every side” (20:3) because
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Magor-Missabib
MAGOR-MISSABIB. A name meaning “terror on every side,” given by Jeremiah to Pashhur, son of Immer, a temple official and priest, who caused Jeremiah to be beaten and put in the stocks after the prophet had predicted the fall of Jerusalem. Pashhur, whose name means “largeness on every side,” was to become
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Magor-Missabib
MAGOR-MISSABIB (Heb. māḡôr missāḇîḇ, ‘terror on every side’). A symbolic name that Jeremiah gave to Pashhur son of Immer (Je. 20:3, av; see *Pashhur, 1).J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Magor-Missabib
Magor-Missabib [māˊgôr mĭsˊə bĭb].* KJV and NIV transliteration of Heb. māg̱ôr missāḇîḇ “terror on every side” (Jer. 20:3; so RSV). The phrase, which appears elsewhere (Ps. 31:13 [MT 14]; Jer. 6:25; 20:10; 46:5; 49:29; Lam. 2:22), is given by Jeremiah to Pashhur as a name to represent
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Magor-missabib
Ma´gor-mis´sabib (terror on every side), the name given by Jeremiah to Pashur the priest when he smote him and put him in the stocks for prophesying against the idolatry of Jerusalem. Jer. 20:3.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Magor-Missabib
MA´GOR-MIS´SABIB (māʹgor-misʹa-bib; “terror round about”). The name given by Jeremiah to Pashhur (which see), symbolic of his fate (Jer. 20:3–6).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Magor-missabib
Magor-missabibfear on every side, (Jer. 20:3), a symbolical name given to the priest Pashur, expressive of the fate announced by the prophet as about to come upon him. Pashur was to be carried to Babylon, and there die.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Magor-Missabib
MAGOR-MISSABIB [MAY gore meh SAY bib] (fear on every side) — a symbolic name given by the prophet Jeremiah to Pashhur, the chief governor of the temple (Jer. 20:3). Jeremiah prophesied that Pashhur and his family would be taken captive to Babylon (Jer. 20:1–6).