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Dictionaries :: Bar (2)

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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Bar (2):

bar (substantive):

(1) beriach =" a bolt" (Ex 26:26-29; 35:11; 36:31-34; 39:33; 40:18; Nu 3:36; 4:31; De 3:5; Jud 16:3; 1Sa 23:7; 1Ki 4:13; 2Ch 8:5; 14:7; Ne 3:3,6,13-15; Job 38:10 "bars and doors" for the sea (the bank or shore of the sea); Ps 107:16; 147:13 "the bars of thy gates": the walls of the city were now rebuilt and its gates only closed and barred by night (see Ne 7:3); Pr 18:19, "bars of a castle"; Isa 45:2; Jer 49:31; 51:30; La 2:9; Eze 38:11): meaning "a rock in the sea" (Jon 2:6).

(2) mot =" a staff," "stick," "pole" (Nu 4:10,12 margin); "strong fortification and great impediment" (Isa 45:2; Am 1:5, "the bolt of Damascus": no need here to render prince, as some do (G. A. Smith in the place cited.)).

(3) badh =" staff," "part of body," "strength" (Job 17:16, "bars of Sheol": the gates of the world of the dead; compare Isa 38:10; some read, "Will the bars of Sheol fall?").

(4) metil =" something hammered out, a (forged) bar" (Job 40:18).

Written by Frank E. Hirsch

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