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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
Jokim Whom Jehovah has set up, one of the descendants of Shelah (Ch1 4:22).
Jokmeam Gathering of the people, a city of Ephraim, which was given with its suburbs to the Levites (Ch1 6:68). It lay somewhere in the Jordan valley (Kg1 4:12, R.V.; but in A.V. incorrectly "Jokneam").
Jokneam Gathered by the people, (Jos 19:11; Jos 21:34), a city "of Carmel" (Jos 12:22), i.e., on Carmel, allotted with its suburbs to the Merarite Levites. It is the modern Tell Kaimon, about 12 miles south-west of Nazareth, on the south of the river Kishon.
Jokshan Snarer, the second son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen 25:2, Gen 25:3; Ch1 1:32).
Joktan Little, the second of the two sons of Eber (Gen 10:25; Ch1 1:19). There is an Arab tradition that Joktan (Arab. Kahtan ) was the progenitor of all the purest tribes of Central and Southern Arabia.
Joktheel Subdued by God. (1.) A city of Judah near Lachish (Josh. 15, 38). Perhaps the ruin Kutlaneh, south of Gezer. (2.) Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (Ch2 25:5), which was completely successful. He routed the Edomites and slew vast numbers of them. So wonderful did this victory appear to him that he acknowledged that it could have been achieved only by the special help of God, and therefore he called Selah (q.v.), their great fortress city, by the name of Joktheel (Kg2 14:7).
Jonadab =Jehonadab (1.) The son of Rechab, and founder of the Rechabites (q.v.), Kg2 10:15; Jer 35:6, Jer 35:10. (2.) The son of Shimeah, David's brother (Sa2 13:3). He was "a very subtle man."
Jonah A dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher. He was a prophet of Israel, and predicted the restoration of the ancient boundaries (Kg2 14:25) of the kingdom. He exercised his ministry very early in the reign of Jeroboam II., and thus was contemporary with Hosea and Amos; or possibly he preceded them, and consequently may have been the very oldest of all the prophets whose writings we possess. His personal history is mainly to be gathered from the book which bears his name. It is chiefly interesting from the two-fold character in which he appears, (1.) as a missionary to heathen Nineveh, and (2.) as a type of the "Son of man."
Jonah, Book of This book professes to give an account of what actually took place in the experience of the prophet. Some critics have sought to interpret the book as a parable or allegory, and not as a history. They have done so for various reasons. Thus (1.) some reject it on the ground that the miraculous element enters so largely into it, and that it is not prophetical but narrative in its form; (2.) others, denying the possibility of miracles altogether, hold that therefore it cannot be true history. Jonah and his story is referred to by our Lord (Mat 12:39, Mat 12:40; Luk 11:29), a fact to which the greatest weight must be attached. It is impossible to interpret this reference on any other theory. This one argument is of sufficient importance to settle the whole question. No theories devised for the purpose of getting rid of difficulties can stand against such a proof that the book is a veritable history. There is every reason to believe that this book was written by Jonah himself. It gives an account of (1.) his divine commission to go to Nineveh, his disobedience, and the punishment following (Jonah 1:1-17); (2.) his prayer and miraculous deliverance (Jonah 1:17-2:10); (3.) the second commission given to him, and his prompt obedience in delivering the message from God, and its results in the repentance of the Ninevites, and God's long-sparing mercy toward them (Jon 3:1); (4.) Jonah's displeasure at God's merciful decision, and the rebuke tendered to the impatient prophet (Jon 4:1). Nineveh was spared after Jonah's mission for more than a century. The history of Jonah may well be regarded "as a part of that great onward movement which was before the Law and under the Law; which gained strength and volume as the fulness of the times drew near." Perowne's Jonah.
Jonas (1.) Greek form of Jonah (Mat 12:39, Mat 12:40, Mat 12:41, etc.). (2.) The father of the apostles Peter (Joh 21:15) and Andrew; but the reading should be (also in Joh 1:42), as in the Revised Version, "John," instead of Jonas.