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Oholibah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The insulting name Ezekiel gives to Jerusalem and Judah because of their alliances with Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon (Ezek 23:4). Jerusalem is personified as an unfaithful wife because the kingdom of Judah had put its faith in foreign powers rather than in Yahweh. “Oholibah” is depicted alongside “Oholah,” the personification of the northern kingdom of Israel.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Oholibah
Oholibah (אָ֒הלִיבָה‎, ohlivah). The insulting name Ezekiel gives to Jerusalem and Judah because of their alliances with Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon (Ezek 23:4). Jerusalem is personified as an unfaithful wife because the kingdom of Judah had put its faith in foreign powers rather than in Yahweh. “Oholibah”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Oholah, Oholibah
Oholah, Oholibah. Names given to the northern kingdom (kjv Aholah), with its capital at Samaria, and to the southern kingdom (kjv Aholibah), with its capital at Jerusalem, respectively, by Ezekiel in his allegory depicting the unfaithfulness of God’s people (ch 23). The daughters of one woman, Israel,
Aholibah
Aholibah. kjv form of Oholibah, the symbolic name for Jerusalem in Ezekiel 23.See Oholah, Oholibah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Oholibah
Oholibah ō-hoĺi-bâ [Heb ʾoholîḇâ—‘my tent is in her’ (?)] (Ezk. 23:4, 11, 22, 36, 44): AV AHOLIBAH. An opprobrious and symbolic name given by Ezekiel to Jerusalem (23:4) in an allegory depicting Judah’s unfaithfulness to Yahweh and the judgment that awaited her. Like her sister Oholah (Samaria),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Oholah and Oholibah
OHOLAH AND OHOLIBAH Names given to the northern kingdom (kjv “Aholah”), with its capital at Samaria, and to the southern kingdom (kjv “Aholibah”), with its capital at Jerusalem, respectively, by Ezekiel in his allegory depicting the unfaithfulness of God’s people (Ez 23). The names characterized the
Aholibah
AHOLIBAH* kjv form of Oholibah, the symbolic name for Jerusalem in Ezekiel 23. See Oholah and Oholibah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Oholah, Oholibah
Oholah (oh-hoh´luh; Heb., “she of the tent”), Oholibah (oh-hohl´i-bah; “my tent is in her”), the names of the allegorical sisters spoken of in Ezek. 23; Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem. After a youth of prostitution with the Egyptians, Oholah turned her lust upon the Assyrians
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Oholibamah, Oholah, Oholibah
OHOLIBAMAH, OHOLAH, OHOLIBAH. Oholibamah was an Edomite name used for both men and women. It was the name of *Esau‘s second wife, a Canaanite woman, daughter of Anah and mother of Jeush, Jalam and Korah (Gn. 36:1–28). There was also an Edomite chief of this name (Gn. 36:41; 1 Ch. 1:52) which means ‘tent
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Oholibah
Oholibah [ō hōˊlĭ bə] (Heb. ˒oholîbâ “my tent is in her”). A name given to Jerusalem in the allegory of Ezek 23 (KJV “Aholibah”). The younger of two sisters, Oholibah continued in her corruption and adultery (vv. 11–21). Therefore Yahweh would turn Oholibah over to her lovers for punishment,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Oholibah
OHOL´IBAH (ōhōʹli-ba; “my tent is in her”; “Aholibah,” KJV). A symbolical name given to Jerusalem (Ezek. 23:4, 11, 22, 36, 44), under the figure of an adulterous harlot, as having once contained the true worship of Jehovah and having prostituted herself to foreign idolatries. See Oholah.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Aholibah
Aholibahmy tent is in her, the name of an imaginary harlot, applied symbolically to Jerusalem, because she had abandoned the worship of the true God and given herself up to the idolatries of foreign nations. (Ezek. 23:4, 11, 22, 36, 44).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Oholah, Oholibah
Oholah, OholibahOholah, Oholibah, (oh-hohʹlah), (oh-hohl«i-bah; Heb., ‘she of the tent’ and ‘my tent is in her’), the names of the allegorical sisters spoken of by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezek. 23); Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem. After a youth of prostitution with the Egyptians,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Oholibah
OHOLIBAH [o HOLE ih bah] (my tent is in her) — a symbolic name given by the prophet Ezekiel to Jerusalem, the capital of Judah (Ezek. 23:4–44), to signify its unfaithfulness to God.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
OHOLIBAH
OHOLIBAH<o-hol’-i-ba>, <o-ho’-li-ba> ([אָ֒הלִיבָה, ’oholibhah], “tent in her,” or “my tent is in her”): An opprobrious and symbolical name given by Ezekiel to Jerusalem, representing the kingdom of Judah, because of her intrigues and base alliances with Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia, just as the
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