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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
Wax Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned (Psa 22:14; Psa 68:2; Psa 97:5; Mic 1:4) in illustration.
Wean Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the mothers to nurse, Exo 2:7; Sa1 1:23; Sol 8:1) were not generally weaned till they were three or four years old.
Weasel (Heb. holedh ), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.
Weaving Or weavers, weaving was an art practiced in very early times (Exo 35:35). The Egyptians were specially skilled in it (Isa 19:9; Eze 27:7), and some have regarded them as its inventors. In the wilderness, the Hebrews practiced it (Exo 26:1, Exo 26:8; Exo 28:4, Exo 28:39; Lev 13:47). It is referred to in subsequent times as specially the women's work (Kg2 23:7; Pro 31:13, Pro 31:24). No mention of the loom is found in Scripture, but we read of the "shuttle" (Job 7:6), "the pin" of the beam (Jdg 16:14), "the web" (Jdg 16:13, Jdg 16:14), and "the beam" (Sa1 17:7; Sa2 21:19). The rendering, "with pining sickness," in Isa 38:12 (A.V.) should be, as in the Revised Version, "from the loom," or, as in the margin, "from the thrum." We read also of the "wrap" and "woof" (Lev 13:48, Lev 13:49, Lev 13:51, Lev 13:58, Lev 13:59), but the Revised Version margin has, instead of "wrap," "woven or knitted stuff."
Week From the beginning, time was divided into weeks, each consisting of six days of working and one of rest (Gen 2:2, Gen 2:3; Gen 7:10; Gen 8:10, Gen 8:12; Gen 29:28). The references to this division of days becomes afterwards more frequent (Exo 34:22; Lev 12:5; Num 28:26; Deu 16:16; Ch2 8:13; Jer 5:24; Dan 9:24; Dan 10:2, Dan 10:3). It has been found to exist among almost all nations.
Weeks, Feast of See PENTECOST.
Weights Reduced to English troy-weight, the Hebrew weights were:, (1.) The gerah (Lev 27:25; Num 3:47), a Hebrew word, meaning a grain or kernel, and hence a small weight. It was the twentieth part of a shekel, and equal to 12 grains. (2.) Bekah (Exo 38:26), meaning "a half" i.e., "half a shekel," equal to 5 pennyweight. (3.) Shekel , "a weight," only in the Old Testament, and frequently in its original form (Gen 23:15, Gen 23:16; Exo 21:32; Exo 30:13, Exo 30:15; Exo 38:24, etc.). It was equal to 10 pennyweight. (4.) Ma'neh , "a part" or "portion" (Eze 45:12), equal to 60 shekels, i.e., to 2 lb. 6 oz. (5.) Talent of silver (Kg2 5:22), equal to 3,000 shekels, i.e., 125 lb. (6.) Talent of gold (Exo 25:39), double the preceding, i.e., 250 lb.
Well (Heb. beer ), to be distinguished from a fountain (Heb. 'ain ). A "beer" was a deep shaft, bored far under the rocky surface by the art of man, which contained water which percolated through the strata in its sides. Such wells were those of Jacob and Beersheba, etc. (see Gen 21:19, Gen 21:25, Gen 21:30, Gen 21:31; Gen 24:11; Gen 26:15, Gen 26:18, Gen 26:32, etc.). In the Pentateuch this word beer, so rendered, occurs twenty-five times.
Westward Sea-ward, i.e., toward the Mediterranean (Deu 3:27).
Whale The Hebrew word tan (plural, tannin) is so rendered in Job 7:12 (A.V.; but R.V., "sea-monster"). It is rendered by "dragons" in Deu 32:33; Psa 91:13; Jer 51:34; Psa 74:13 (marg., "whales;" and marg. of R.V., "sea-monsters"); Isa 27:1; and "serpent" in Exo 7:9 (R.V. marg., "any large reptile," and so in Exo 7:10, Exo 7:12). The words of Job (Job 7:12), uttered in bitter irony, where he asks, "Am I a sea or a whale?" simply mean, "Have I a wild, untamable nature, like the waves of the sea, which must be confined and held within bounds, that they cannot pass?" "The serpent of the sea, which was but the wild, stormy sea itself, wound itself around the land, and threatened to swallow it up... Job inquires if he must be watched and plagued like this monster, lest he throw the world into disorder" (Davidson's Job). The whale tribe are included under the general Hebrew name tannin (Gen 1:21; Lam 4:3). "Even the sea-monsters [tanninim] draw out the breast." The whale brings forth its young alive, and suckles them. It is to be noticed of the story of Jonah's being "three days and three nights in the whale's belly," as recorded in Mat 12:40, that here the Gr. ketos means properly any kind of sea-monster of the shark or the whale tribe, and that in the book of Jonah (Jon 1:17) it is only said that "a great fish" was prepared to swallow Jonah. This fish may have been, therefore, some great shark. The white shark is known to frequent the Mediterranean Sea, and is sometimes found 30 feet in length.