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IMPORTANT: Easton's Bible Dictionary is NOT exegetical, and can be counter to the scriptural or Hebrew and Greek definitions of words.
150 Years ago you couldn't be a Pastor anywhere in the world unless you were fluent in Hebrew..... Even in the so-called "Dark Ages" everyone had a local Priest who could speak, read and write in at least 2 languages, who taught out of a Latin Bible. How far have we fallen in word definitions! DO YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD OR BELIEVE IN THE OPPOSITE?
*******Recommended Materials for In-Depth Research of Scripture*********
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, Complete and Unabridged (Every pastor uses or recommends this for their congregation) It's the main tool every Christian should have in their library along with a good Lexicon to get full definitions. Beware, using just Strong's alone without a Lexicon will not give you full definitions of many words since it's not meant to do the function of a Lexicon.
You will need some of the following books to render in-depth research beyond the scope of Strong's Concordance: (Most of which are included in several computer programs such as PC Study Bible and online at HERE for FREE ACCESS)
1. The New Englishman's Greek Concordance and Lexicon of the New Testament, by Wigram-Green *These two books by Wigram-Green are what Strong's concordance is based upon. Every word in the bible is listed by (the original Greek and Hebrew)Strongs# rather than by English translation. You cannot miss the bible's definition of a word with this tool. You can see how the original word is used every time throughout the bible. This research tool makes any user blow away most any pastor these days.*
2. The New Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament, by Wigram-Green
3. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament by Thayers
4. Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament by Gesenius
5. Interlinear Greek and English by Berry
7. Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words Keyed to Strong's Reference Numbers
You can also order the KJV "Hebrew Greek Key Study bible" which has built-in lexicons and Strong's numbering within the actual text of King James, or if you prefer you can also get it in New American Standard. (we reccomend King James Version)
We know you can always use the bible as it's own lexicon and use the word to interpret the word, however, but these are shortcuts for all who are wise to make quick use of. Thank You for using our online searchable Strong's concordance and dictionary.
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The first keys are finding what the bible's definition of a word is in scripture, not in 21st Century word definitions or MAJORITY Religious Doctrines in the broad path which leadeth to destruction. These tools help you see how the original word is used through the entire text of scripture, thus render the BIBLE'S Definition of a word since we live by Every Word and not by bread alone.
Easton's (UnBiblical and sometimes FALSE) Bible Dictionary
Bar-jesus Son of Joshua, the patronymic of Elymas the sorcerer (Act 13:6), who met Paul and Barnabas at Paphos. Elymas is a word of Arabic origin meaning "wise."
Bar-jona Son of Jonah, the patronymic of Peter (Mat 16:17; Joh 1:42), because his father's name was Jonas. (See Peter.)
Barkos Painter, (Ezr 2:53; Neh 7:55). The father of some of the Nethinim.
Barley A grain much cultivated in Egypt (Exo 9:31) and in Palestine (Lev 27:16; Deu 8:8). It was usually the food of horses (Kg1 4:28). Barley bread was used by the poorer people (Jdg 7:13; Kg2 4:42). Barley of the first crop was ready for the harvest by the time of the Passover, in the middle of April (Rut 1:22; Sa2 21:9). Mention is made of barley-meal (Num 5:15). Our Lord fed five thousand with "five barley loaves and two small fishes" (Joh 6:9).
Barn A storehouse (Deu 28:8; Job 39:12; Hag 2:19) for grain, which was usually under ground, although also sometimes above ground (Luk 12:18).
Barnabas Son of consolation, the surname of Joses, a Levite (Act 4:36). His name stands first on the list of prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch (Act 13:1). Luke speaks of him as a "good man" (Act 11:24). He was born of Jewish parents of the tribe of Levi. He was a native of Cyprus, where he had a possession of land (Act 4:36, Act 4:37), which he sold. His personal appearance is supposed to have been dignified and commanding (Act 14:11, Act 14:12). When Paul returned to Jerusalem after his conversion, Barnabas took him and introduced him to the apostles (Act 9:27). They had probably been companions as students in the school of Gamaliel. The prosperity of the church at Antioch led the apostles and brethren at Jerusalem to send Barnabas thither to superintend the movement. He found the work so extensive and weighty that he went to Tarsus in search of Saul to assist him. Saul returned with him to Antioch and laboured with him for a whole year (Act 11:25, Act 11:26). The two were at the end of this period sent up to Jerusalem with the contributions the church at Antioch had made for the poorer brethren there (Act 11:28). Shortly after they returned, bringing John Mark with them, they were appointed as missionaries to the heathen world, and in this capacity visited Cyprus and some of the principal cities of Asia Minor (Act 13:14). Returning from this first missionary journey to Antioch, they were again sent up to Jerusalem to consult with the church there regarding the relation of Gentiles to the church (Act 15:2; Gal 2:1). This matter having been settled, they returned again to Antioch, bringing the decree of the council as the rule by which Gentiles were to be admitted into the church. When about to set forth on a second missionary journey, a dispute arose between Saul and Barnabas as to the propriety of taking John Mark with them again. The dispute ended by Saul and Barnabas taking separate routes. Saul took Silas as his companion, and journeyed through Syria and Cilicia; while Barnabas took his nephew John Mark, and visited Cyprus (Act 15:36). Barnabas is not again mentioned by Luke in the Acts.
Barrel A vessel used for keeping flour (Kg1 17:12, Kg1 17:14, Kg1 17:16). The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated "pitcher," a vessel for carrying water (Gen 24:14; Jdg 7:16).
Barren For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among the Jews (Gen 16:2; 30:1-23; Sa1 1:6, Sa1 1:27; Isa 47:9; Isa 49:21; Luk 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen 11:30; Gen 25:21; Gen 29:31; Jdg 13:2, Jdg 13:3; Luk 1:7, Luk 1:36).
Barsabas Son of Saba, the surname (1.) of Joseph, also called Justus (Act 1:23), some identify him with Barnabas; (2.) of Judas, who was a "prophet." Nothing more is known of him than what is mentioned in Act 15:32.
Bartholomew Son of Tolmai, one of the twelve apostles (Mat 10:3; Act 1:13); generally supposed to have been the same as Nathanael. In the synoptic gospels Philip and Bartholomew are always mentioned together, while Nathanael is never mentioned; in the fourth gospel, on the other hand, Philip and Nathanael are similarly mentioned together, but nothing is said of Bartholomew. He was one of the disciples to whom our Lord appeared at the Sea of Tiberias after his resurrection (Joh 21:2). He was also a witness of the Ascension (Act 1:4, Act 1:12, Act 1:13). He was an "Israelite indeed" (Joh 1:47).