Household Objects
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Torch [Heb. lappîḏ (e.g., Gen. 15:17), also pelāḏâ (Nah. 2:4 [MT 5]); Gk. lampás]; AV also LAMP, FIREBRAND; NEB also FIREBRAND (Job 41:19 [MT 11). A burning stick used to give light (e.g., Jn. 18:3). Although most simply a torch is a highly flammable stick of wood set on fire, sometimes a twist
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TORCH. A flaming light produced by some highly flammable substance such as resinous wood or tow affixed to the end of a rod and soaked in tallow or oil, carried usually in the hand. The Heb. word lappı̂d occurs in Gen 15:17, where “a flaming torch” (ASV, etc.) passed between the severed parts of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TORCH. The word is usually a translation of Heb. lappîḏ in OT and of Gk. lampas in NT. lappîḏ signifies the traditional torch consisting of a long pole with rags soaked in oil wrapped round the top of it. The word is translated as ‘lightnings’ in Ex. 20:18. lampas is normally translated ‘torch’ in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TorchA light carried in the hand consisting of combustible substance such as a stick of resinous wood or bundle of tow. As a source of light which provides vision in the darkness, it is often used poetically to speak of new vision gained.In the covenant ritual between Abram and Yahweh (Gen. 15:17),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Torch (Heb. lappîḏ; Gk. lampás). A stick of resinous wood or bundle of tow ignited and carried to provide light. Placing their torches under jars enabled Gideon’s three hundred men to make a surprise attack on the Midianite camp (Judg. 7:16–21; KJV “lamps”). The use of torches to destroy grain
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TORCH. The Heb. lappı̂d (Zech. 12:6) and the Gk. lampas (John 18:3) usually signify a lamp or light.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
TorchesOn the night of his betrayal, when our Lord was in the garden of Gethsemane, Judas, “having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons” (John 18:1–3). Although it was the time of full moon, yet in the valley of
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
TORCH — a light source consisting of a flaming stick of wood. Torches were used by the mob that arrested Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18:3).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TORCH<torch> (לַפִּיד‎ [lappidh]; [λαμπάς, lampas]; in the King James Version this word occurs only 4 times (Nah 2:3, 4 (Hebrew 4, 5); Zec 12:6; Jn 18:3). In the Revised Version (British and American) it is found 10 times (Gen 15:17; Jdg 7:16, 20; Job 41:19 (Hebrew 11); Ezek 1:13;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
TORCH.—In the six passages in which the word ‘torch’ occurs in the Gospels (AV and RV), once in the text (Jn 18:3) and five times as an alternative rendering in the margin (Mt 25:1, 3 f., 7 f.,), it answers to the Greek λάμπας, which in the LXX represents the Hebrew lappîd in Gn 15:17, Ex 20:18, Jg
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
TORCH Long pole with cloths dipped in oil wrapped around one end used as a light. The Greek lampas is generally rendered “torch” (John 18:3; Rev. 4:5; 8:10), unless the context suggests the translation “lamp” (Acts 20:8). The lamps of the wise and foolish virgins (Matt. 25:1–8) were perhaps torches.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
torch. In biblical times torches, variously prepared, were used when stronger illumination was desired than that provided by lamps, as for night activities outdoors. The Hebrew word for “torch” is lappîd H4365 (e.g., Jdg. 7:16, 20), although the KJV usually renders it “lamp.” The Greek word lampas G3286