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Water
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Water
Water A valuable resource in the ancient world, a source of power and fear, a means of deliverance and punishment, and a vital element in religious worship.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Water
Water. One of the essentials of life which covers much of the earth’s surface and is the primary component of the human body. Life cannot be sustained more than a few days without it.In the beginning, when God first created the heavens and the earth, water was created before light, dry land, or vegetable,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Water
Water [Heb. mayim; Gk. hýdōr]. Water is the most abundant of all earth’s natural resources, covering its surface to about 70 percent. This common, versatile substance alone appears in three different forms, namely, gaseous (water vapor), solid (ice), and liquid (rain). From the beginning of the world
Blood And Water
Blood And Water [Gk. haíma kaí hýdōr]. An unusual phenomenon is related in Jn. 19:34 in connection with the death of Jesus. When the soldiers came to Jesus to perform the final step in His execution, viz., the breaking of His legs, they saw that He was already dead and omitted the act. “But one
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Water
WATER One of the essentials of life, which covers much of the earth’s surface and is the primary component of the human body. Life cannot be sustained more than a few days without it.In the beginning, water covered the earth. Then God brought up the dry land from the water (Gn 1:9–10). As Peter said,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Water
water. Rainfall was the primary source of water in Israel, and both crops and springs depended upon rains coming with regularity. Perennial streams were few and located mostly in the highland east of the Jordan, while the wadis (dry stream beds) of western Israel flowed only with the runoff water from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Water
WATER. To the ancient Israelite, coming from rainless Egypt and traveling through the desert, water assumed great importance because it was so scarce. Water was essential for the daily needs as well as the agricultural pursuits of the people (Ex 15:22; Deut 8:7, 15; 11:10–11). Location of early settlements
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Water
WATER (Heb. mayim, Gk. hydōr). In a part of the world where water is in short supply, it naturally features significantly in the lives of the people of the Bible. Nothing is more serious to them than absence of water (1 Ki. 17:1ff.; Je. 14:3; Joel 1:20; Hg. 1:11), and conversely rainfall is a sign of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Water
WaterA primary requirement for the support and survival of plant and animal life. With bread, water has long been understood as the minimum sustenance necessary for human life (cf. Gen. 21:14; Exod. 23:25); lack of either spells dire need and eventual death (Isa. 3:1; Ezek. 4:17; cf. Isa. 30:20). Water
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Water
Water (Heb. mayim; Gk. hýdōr). † A primary requirement for the support and survival of plant and animal life. With bread, water has long been understood as the minimum sustenance necessary for human life (cf. Gen. 21:14; Exod. 23:25); lack of either spells dire need and eventual death (Isa. 3:1;
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Water
WaterThe arid climate of Palestine and the absence of major rivers for agriculture gave a unique value to water in its culture. When Moses* described this land to the Israelites he had to explain that it did not have a river like Egypt’s Nile, but that it “drinks water from heaven” (Deut 11:11). The
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Water
WATER For the inhabitants of Palestine, water was precious, and rain was seen as a blessing from God (Deut 11:14). The absence of water, rain, or drinkable water was sometimes considered a form of divine punishment and a sign of displeasure (Exod 15:23, 17:2; Deut 28:23; 1 Kgs 17:1–7; Isa 19:5; Jer 14:3;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Water
WATER (Heb. mayim; Gk. hudōr). Frequently mentioned in Scripture both as an element in fertility and as a drink.