The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Smoke; Smoking
Smoke; Smoking [Heb. ʿāšan Ex. 19:18; Dt. 29:20 [MT 19]; Ps. 74:1; 104:32; 144:5), ʿāšēn (Ex. 20:18), ʿāšān (Ex. 19:18; Ps. 37:20; 68:2; 102:3 [MT 4]; Prov. 10:26; Cant. 3:6; Isa. 4:5; 9:18 [MT 17]; 14:31; 34:10; 51:6; Joel 2:30 [MT 3:3]; Nah. 2:13 [MT 14]; etc.), ʿālâ (“go up in smoke,” Jgs.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SMOKE<smok>: Used figuratively of the divine jealousy (Deuteronomy 29:20) and anger (Psalm 74:1); symbolic of the glory of the divine holiness (Isaiah 4:5; 6:4; Revelation 15:8).
Compton’s Encyclopedia
smokingMedical evidence has established that cigar and pipe smoking cause cancer of the mouth and that cigarette smoking is linked directly with lung cancer. Today, in many countries, as many as one third of all cancer deaths are attributed to cigarette smoking. It is also known that smoking increases
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
smoke. Literal references to smoke in the Bible (Heb. ʿāšān H6940; Gk. kapnos G2837) are relatively few (e.g., Josh. 8:20–21; Jdg. 20:38–40). The offering of incense produced a cloud of smoke that represented the prayers of God’s people (Lev. 16:13; Ezek. 8:11 [in both of these passages the Heb. word
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SMOKE, smōk: Used figuratively of the Divine jealousy (Dt 29:20) and anger (Ps 74:1); symbolic of the glory of the Divine holiness (Isa 4:5; 6:4; Rev 15:8).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SMOKE [עָשָׁןʿashan, קְטֹרֶתqetoreth, קִיטוֹרqitor; ἀτμίς atmis, καπνός kapnos]. A phenomenon often accompanying theophany (Exod 19:18; 2 Sam 22:9; Isa 6:4; Rev 15:8) or conveying the WRATH OF GOD (e.g., Deut 29:20; Ps 18:8). Smoke is also a sign of destruction (e.g., Gen 19:28; Josh 8:21; Isa