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Easton's Bible Dictionary


an event recorded in Gen. 7 and 8. (See DELUGE.) In Jos 24:2, 3, 14, 15, the word "flood" (R.V., "river") means the river Euphrates. In Psa 66:6, this word refers to the river Jordan.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


flud: In the King James Version not less than 13 words are rendered "flood," though in the Revised Version (British and American) we find in some passages "river," "stream," "tempest," etc. The word is used for: the deluge of Noah, mabbul (Ge 6:17 ff); kataklusmos (Mt 24:38,39; Lu 17:27); the waters of the Red Sea, nazal (Ex 15:8); the Euphrates, nahar, "Your fathers dwelt of old time on the other side of the flood". (the Revised Version (British and American) "beyond the River" Jos 24:2): the Nile, ye'or, "the flood (the Revised Version (British and American) "River") of Egypt" (Am 8:8); the Jordan, nahar, "They went through the flood (the Revised Version (British and American) "river") on foot" (Ps 66:6); torrent, zerem, "as a flood (the Revised Version (British and American) "tempest") of mighty waters" (Isa 28:2); potamos, "The rain descended and the floods came" (Mt 7:25); plemmura, "When a flood arose, the stream brake against that house" (Lu 6:48).

Figurative: nachal, "The floods of ungodly men (the Revised Version (British and American) "ungodliness," the Revised Version, margin "Hebrew Belial") made me afraid" (2Sa 22:5; Ps 18:4); also ‘or (Am 8:8 (the King James Version)); shibboleth (Ps 69:2); sheTeph (Da 11:22 (the King James Version)); sheTeph (Ps 32:6 (the King James Version)); potamophoretos (Re 12:15 (the King James Version)).

Written by Alfred Ely Day


Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2627 Greek: kataklusmos


"a deluge" (Eng., "cataclysm"), akin to katakluzo, "to inundate," 2Pe 3:6, is used of the "flood" in Noah's time, Mat 24:38, 39; Luk 17:27; 2Pe 2:5.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4132 Greek: plemmura


akin to pletho and pimplemi, "to fill, a flood of sea or river," the latter in Luk 6:48. In the Sept., Job 40:18 (ver. 23 in the EV).

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g4215 Greek: potamos


"a river, stream, torrent," is translated "flood" in Mat 7:25, 27; in Rev 12:15, 16, AV, "flood," RV, "river."

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4216 Greek: potamophoretos


signifies "carried away by a stream or river" (A, No. 3, and phero, "to carry"), Rev 12:15, RV, "carried away by the stream" (AV, "of the flood").

Smith's Bible Dictionary




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