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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


sev'-er: The three Hebrew words badhal, palah and paradh are thus translated. The idea conveyed is that of setting apart (Le 20:26 the King James Version) or of setting someone or something apart in a miraculous way (Ex 8:22; 9:4 the King James Version, the English Revised Version), or, again, of simple separation on one's own volition (Jud 4:11 the King James Version, the English Revised Version). The Greek word aphorizo (Mt 13:49) stands for final judicial segregation.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2673 Greek: katargeo


lit., "to reduce to inactivity" (see ABOLISH, where all the ocurrences are given), is rendered "ye are severed (from Christ)" in Gal 5:4, RV; the aorist tense indicates that point of time at which there was an acceptance of the Judaistic doctrines; to those who accepted these Christ would be of no profit, they were as branches severed from the tree.

2 Strong's Number: g873 Greek: aphorizo


"to separate from," is used of the work of the angels at the end of this age, in "severing" the wicked from among the righteous, Mat 13:49, a pre-millennial act quite distinct from the rapture of the Church as set forth in 1 Thess. 4.
See DIVIDE, No. 1.


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