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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
Spirit, Holy See HOLY GHOST.
Sponge Occurs only in the narrative of the crucifixion (Mat 27:48; Mar 15:36; Joh 19:29). It is ranked as a zoophyte. It is found attached to rocks at the bottom of the sea.
Spouse (Sol 4:8; Hos 4:13, Hos 4:14) may denote either husband or wife, but in the Scriptures it denotes only the latter.
Spring (Heb. 'ain , "the bright open source, the eye of the landscape"). To be carefully distinguished from "well" (q.v.). "Springs" mentioned in Jos 10:40 (Heb. 'ashdoth ) should rather be "declivities" or "slopes" (R.V.), i.e., the undulating ground lying between the lowlands (the shephelah ) and the central range of hills.
Stachys Spike; an ear of corn, a convert at Rome whom Paul salutes (Rom 16:9).
Stacte (Heb. nataph ), one of the components of the perfume which was offered on the golden altar (Exo 30:34; R.V. marg., " opobalsamum "). The Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to distil," and it has been by some interpreted as distilled myrrh. Others regard it as the gum of the storax tree, or rather shrub, the Styrax officinale. "The Syrians value this gum highly, and use it medicinally as an emulsion in pectoral complaints, and also in perfumery."
Star, Morning A name figuratively given to Christ (Rev 22:16; compare Pe2 1:19). When Christ promises that he will give the "morning star" to his faithful ones, he "promises that he will give to them himself, that he will give to them himself, that he will impart to them his own glory and a share in his own royal dominion; for the star is evermore the symbol of royalty (Mat 2:2), being therefore linked with the sceptre (Num 24:17). All the glory of the world shall end in being the glory of the Church." Trench's Comm.
Stargazers (Isa 47:13), those who pretend to tell what will occur by looking upon the stars. The Chaldean astrologers "divined by the rising and setting, the motions, aspects, colour, degree of light, etc., of the stars."
Stars The eleven stars (Gen 37:9); the seven (Amo 5:8); wandering (Jde 1:13); seen in the east at the birth of Christ, probably some luminous meteors miraculously formed for this specific purpose (Mat 2:2); stars worshipped (Deu 4:19; Kg2 17:16; Kg2 21:3; Jer 19:13); spoken of symbolically (Num 24:17; Rev 1:16, Rev 1:20; Rev 12:1). (See ASTROLOGERS.)
Stater Greek word rendered "piece of money" (Mat 17:27, A.V.; and "shekel" in R.V.). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," Mat 17:24), or four drachmas , and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL.)