What does Fire mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
πῦρ fire. 29
אֵ֖שׁ fire. 27
בָּאֵֽשׁ fire. 22
אֵ֣שׁ fire. 21
אֵשׁ֙ fire. 20
בָּאֵ֔שׁ fire. 18
בָּאֵ֑שׁ fire. 17
אִשֶּׁ֖ה burnt-offering 17
אֵ֔שׁ fire. 15
בָּאֵ֖שׁ fire. 15
πυρός fire. 15
πυρὸς fire. 13
πυρὶ fire. 12
אֵֽשׁ fire. 11
הָאֵ֔שׁ fire. 10
אֵ֑שׁ fire. 8
הָאֵ֖שׁ fire. 8
בָאֵֽשׁ fire. 8
אֵ֥שׁ fire. 8
הָאֵֽשׁ fire. 7
אֵ֗שׁ fire. 6
אִשֵּׁ֛ה burnt-offering 6
אִשֵּׁ֥ה burnt-offering 6
הָאֵ֑שׁ fire. 5
בָּאֵ֥שׁ fire. 5
אֵ֜שׁ fire. 5
אִשֶּׁ֥ה burnt-offering 5
πυρί fire. 5
בָאֵ֔שׁ fire. 5
כְּאֵ֣שׁ fire. 5
אֵ֤שׁ fire. 4
אִשֵּׁ֣י burnt-offering 4
בָאֵ֑שׁ fire. 4
הָאֵשׁ֙ fire. 4
כְּאֵ֥שׁ fire. 4
אֵשׁ־ fire. 4
בָאֵ֖שׁ fire. 4
בָּאֵ֣שׁ fire. 4
בָּאֵשׁ֙ fire. 4
בְּאֵ֣שׁ fire. 3
וְ֝אֵ֗שׁ fire. 3
הָאֵ֛שׁ fire. 3
מֵאִשֵּׁ֖י burnt-offering 3
מֵאִשֵּׁ֥י burnt-offering 3
בָאֵשׁ֙ fire. 3
וְאֵ֥שׁ fire. 3
אֵ֛שׁ fire. 3
בְּאֵ֥שׁ fire. 2
אִשֶּׁ֣ה burnt-offering 2
כָאֵ֜שׁ fire. 2
אִשֶּׁ֛ה burnt-offering 2
אֵ֡שׁ fire. 2
אִשֶּׁ֤ה burnt-offering 2
לָאֵ֖שׁ fire. 2
אֵ֞שׁ fire. 2
אִשֵּׁ֨ה burnt-offering 2
אֵ֝֗שׁ fire. 2
אִשֵּׁ֨י burnt-offering 2
ἀνθρακιὰν a heap of burning coals. 2
וְאֵ֕שׁ fire. 2
נוּרָֽא fire. 2
וְאֵ֖שׁ fire. 2
לְ֠הַעֲבִיר to pass over or by or through 1
נ֔וּר fire. 1
נ֥וּר fire. 1
מֵאִשֵּׁ֣י burnt-offering 1
בְּהַעֲבִ֥יר to pass over or by or through 1
בְּהַעֲבִ֖יר to pass over or by or through 1
הֶעֱבִ֥ירוּ to pass over or by or through 1
לְהַעֲבִ֣יר to pass over or by or through 1
נוּרָ֔א fire. 1
מֵעִ֔יר to rouse oneself 1
בְּקָרְבָתָ֥ם to come near 1
אִשֵּׁ֧י burnt-offering 1
אִשֵּׁ֖י burnt-offering 1
וּבְאֵשׁ֙ fire. 1
؟ מֵאֵֽשׁ fire. 1
אֵ֭שׁ fire. 1
בָאֵ֣שׁ fire. 1
וְ֭אֵשׁ fire. 1
נוּרָ֜א fire. 1
אִשֵּׁ֤י burnt-offering 1
؟ נוּרָא֙ fire. 1
לַ֣הַב flame 1
הָֽאִשֶּׁ֔ה burnt-offering 1
מְבֹעָֽרֶת to burn 1
הַבְּעֵרָֽה burning 1
לְאִשַּׁ֗י burnt-offering 1
בָאֵ֥שׁ fire. 1
מֵאִשָּׁ֑י burnt-offering 1
גֶֽחָלִ֗ים coal 1
אִשֶּׁה֙ burnt-offering 1
וּבִעֲר֡וּ to burn 1
וַתְּלַהֵ֖ט to burn 1
וַתְּלַהֲטֵ֤הוּ to burn 1
אִשֶּׁ֜ה burnt-offering 1
לֹ֫הֲטִ֥ים to burn 1
תְּלַהֵ֥ט to burn 1
וְאִשֶּׁ֗ה burnt-offering 1
מִתְלַקַּ֖חַת to take 1
מַשְׂאֵ֑ת uprising 1
בָ֭אֵשׁ fire. 1
וְאִשָּׁם֙ fire. 1
וְאֵשׁ־ fire. 1
א֖וּר flame 1
--אֵ֔שׁ fire. 1
בָּאֵשׁ֒ fire. 1
הָאֵ֥שׁ fire. 1
אִשּׁ֣וֹ fire. 1
הָאֵ֨שׁ fire. 1
בָאֵ֜שׁ fire. 1
בָּאֵ֣שׁ ׀ fire. 1
כָּאֵשׁ֙ fire. 1
וּבָאֵ֕שׁ fire. 1
؟ בָּאֵֽשׁ fire. 1
וְהָאֵ֗שׁ fire. 1
אֽוּר flame 1
לָאֵ֔שׁ fire. 1
א֥וּר flame 1
בָּא֤וּר flame 1
תָאִ֥ירוּ to be or become light 1
מְאִיר֣וֹת to be or become light 1
φῶς light. 1
φλογιζομένη to ignite 1
φλογίζουσα to ignite 1
πυρώσει a burning. 1
πυρούμενοι to burn with fire 1
πυράν a fire 1
πυρὰν a fire 1
וְאֵ֣שׁ fire. 1
מֵהָאֵ֣שׁ fire. 1
אֵ֬שׁ fire. 1
וָאֵ֔שׁ fire. 1
לְאֵ֑שׁ fire. 1
בָאֵ֗שׁ fire. 1
אֵ֨שׁ fire. 1
הָאֵ֗שׁ fire. 1
הָאֵ֤שׁ fire. 1
؟ בָאֵֽשׁ fire. 1
כָאֵ֔שׁ fire. 1
וְהָאֵ֨שׁ fire. 1
בָּאֵ֞שׁ fire. 1
כָּאֵ֖שׁ fire. 1
הָאֵ֜שׁ fire. 1
אִשּֽׁוֹ fire. 1
וְהָאֵ֖שׁ fire. 1
לְאֵ֗שׁ fire. 1
؟ כָּאֵ֖שׁ fire. 1
כָאֵשׁ֙ fire. 1
אֶשְׁכֶ֗ם fire. 1
؟ אֵ֚שׁ fire. 1
לְאֵ֔שׁ fire. 1
וָאֵ֑שׁ fire. 1
בְאֵשׁ־ fire. 1
בְּאֵ֖שׁ fire. 1
לָאֵ֤שׁ fire. 1
בָּאֵ֜שׁ fire. 1
שְׂרֵפַ֥ת burning. 1

Definitions Related to Fire

H784


   1 Fire.
      1a Fire, flames.
      1b supernatural Fire (accompanying theophany).
      1c Fire (for cooking, roasting, parching).
      1d altar-Fire.
      1e God’s anger (fig.
      ).
      

G4442


   1 Fire.
   

H801


   1 burnt-offering, offering made by Fire, Fire offering.
   

H5135


   1 Fire.
   

G439


   1 a heap of burning coals.
   

G5394


   1 to ignite, set on Fire.
   2 to burn up.
   3 fig.
   to operate destructively, have a most pernicious power.
      3a of that in which the destructive influences are kindled.
      

H1197


   1 to burn, consume, kindle, be kindled.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to begin to burn, be kindled, start burning.
         1a2 to burn, be burning.
         1a3 to burn, consume.
         1a4 Jehovah’s wrath, human wrath (fig.
         ).
      1b (Piel).
         1b1 to kindle, burn.
         1b2 to consume, remove (of guilt) (fig.
         ).
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to kindle.
         1c2 to burn up.
         1c3 to consume (destroy).
      1d (Pual) to burn.
   2 to be stupid, brutish, barbarous.
      2a (Qal) to be stupid, dull-hearted, unreceptive.
      2b (Niphal) to be stupid, dull-hearted.
      2c (Piel) to feed, graze.
      2d (Hiphil) to cause to be grazed over.
      

H3857


   1 to burn, blaze, scorch, kindle, blaze up, flame.
      1a (Qal) blazing (participle).
      1b (Piel) to scorch, burn, blaze.
      

H1513


   1 coal, burning coal, coals of Fire, hot coals.
   

H8316


   1 burning.
   

G4443


   1 a Fire, a pile of burning fuel.
   

G4448


   1 to burn with Fire, to set on Fire, kindle.
      1a to be on Fire, to burn.
         1a1 to be incensed, indignant.
      1b make to glow.
         1b1 full of Fire, fiery, ignited.
            1b1a of darts filled with inflammable substances and set on Fire.
         1b2 melted by Fire and purged of dross.
         

G4451


   1 a burning.
      1a the burning by which metals are roasted and reduced.
      1b by a figure drawn from a refiners Fire.
         1b1 calamities or trials that test the character.
         

G5457


   1 light.
      1a the light.
         1a1 emitted by a lamp.
         1a2 a heavenly light such as surrounds angels when they appear on earth.
      1b anything emitting light.
         1b1 a star.
         1b2 Fire because it is light and sheds light.
         1b3 a lamp or torch.
      1c light, i.
      e brightness.
         1c1 of a lamp.
   2 metaph.
      2a God is light because light has the extremely delicate, subtle, pure, brilliant quality.
      2b of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it.
      2c that which is exposed to the view of all, openly, publicly.
      2d reason, mind.
         2d1 the power of understanding esp.
         moral and spiritual truth.
         Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 827, auge; and 5338, pheggos.
         See entry 5817 for comparison of synonyms.
         

H215


   1 to be or become light, shine.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to become light (day).
         1a2 to shine (of the sun).
         1a3 to become bright.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be illuminated.
         1b2 to become lighted up.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to give light, shine (of sun, moon, and stars).
         1c2 to illumine, light up, cause to shine, shine.
         1c3 to kindle, light (candle, wood).
         1c4 lighten (of the eyes, his law, etc).
         1c5 to make shine (of the face).
         

H5674


   1 to pass over or by or through, alienate, bring, carry, do away, take, take away, transgress.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to pass over, cross, cross over, pass over, march over, overflow, go over.
         1a2 to pass beyond.
         1a3 to pass through, traverse.
            1a3a passers-through (participle).
            1a3b to pass through (the parts of victim in covenant).
         1a4 to pass along, pass by, overtake and pass, sweep by.
            1a4a passer-by (participle).
            1a4b to be past, be over.
         1a5 to pass on, go on, pass on before, go in advance of, pass along, travel, advance.
         1a6 to pass away.
            1a6a to emigrate, leave (one’s territory).
            1a6b to vanish.
            1a6c to perish, cease to exist.
            1a6d to become invalid, become obsolete (of law, decree).
            1a6e to be alienated, pass into other hands.
      1b (Niphal) to be crossed.
      1c (Piel) to impregnate, cause to cross.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to cause to pass over, cause to bring over, cause to cross over, make over to, dedicate, devote.
         1d2 to cause to pass through.
         1d3 to cause to pass by or beyond or under, let pass by.
         1d4 to cause to pass away, cause to take away.
      1e (Hithpael) to pass over.
      

H217


   1 flame, light of Fire.
   

H5782


   1 to rouse oneself, awake, awaken, incite.
      1a (Qal) to rouse oneself, awake.
      1b (Niphal) to be roused.
      1c (Polel) to stir up, rouse, incite.
      1d (Hithpolel) to be excited, be triumphant.
      1e (Hiphil). 1e1 to rouse, stir up. 1e2 to act in an aroused manner, awake.
         

H7126


   1 to come near, approach, enter into, draw near.
      1a (Qal) to approach, draw near.
      1b (Niphal) to be brought near.
      1c (Piel) to cause to approach, bring near, cause to draw near.
      1d (Hiphil) to bring near, bring, present.
      

H4864


   1 uprising, utterance, burden, portion, uplifting.
      1a that which rises, uprising, uplifting, signal, rising.
      1b utterance, oracle.
      1c burden.
      1d portion, present, largesse, gift, contribution, offering, tribute.
      

H3851


   1 flame, blade.
      1a flame.
      1b of flashing point of spear or blade of sword.
      

H1200


   1 burning, Fire.
   

Frequency of Fire (original languages)

Frequency of Fire (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Fire
For sacred purposes. The sacrifices were consumed by fire (Genesis 8:20 ). The ever-burning fire on the altar was first kindled from heaven (Leviticus 6:9,13 ; 9:24 ), and afterwards rekindled at the dedication of Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles 7:1,3 ). The expressions "fire from heaven" and "fire of the Lord" generally denote lightning, but sometimes also the fire of the altar was so called (Exodus 29:18 ; Leviticus 1:9 ; 2:3 ; 3:5,9 ). Fire for a sacred purpose obtained otherwise than from the altar was called "strange fire" (Leviticus 10:1,2 ; Numbers 3:4 ).
The victims slain for sin offerings were afterwards consumed by fire outside the camp (Leviticus 4:12,21 ; 6:30 ; 16:27 ; Hebrews 13:11 ).
For domestic purposes, such as baking, cooking, warmth, etc. (Jeremiah 36:22 ; Mark 14:54 ; John 18:18 ). But on Sabbath no fire for any domestic purpose was to be kindled (Exodus 35:3 ; Numbers 15:32-36 ).
Punishment of death by fire was inflicted on such as were guilty of certain forms of unchastity and incest (Leviticus 20:14 ; 21:9 ). The burning of captives in war was not unknown among the Jews (2 Samuel 12:31 ; Jeremiah 29:22 ). The bodies of infamous persons who were executed were also sometimes burned (Joshua 7:25 ; 2 Kings 23:16 ).
In war, fire was used in the destruction of cities, as Jericho (Joshua 6:24 ), Ai (8:19), Hazor (11:11), Laish (Judges 18:27 ), etc. The war-chariots of the Canaanites were burnt (Joshua 11:6,9,13 ). The Israelites burned the images (2 Kings 10:26 ; RSV, "pillars") of the house of Baal. These objects of worship seem to have been of the nature of obelisks, and were sometimes evidently made of wood. Torches were sometimes carried by the soldiers in battle (Judges 7:16 ).
Figuratively, fire is a symbol of Jehovah's presence and the instrument of his power (Exodus 14:19 ; Numbers 11:1,3 ; Judges 13:20 ; 1 Kings 18:38 ; 2 Kings 1:10,12 ; 2:11 ; Isaiah 6:4 ; Ezekiel 1:4 ; Revelation 1:14 , etc.). God's word is also likened unto fire (Jeremiah 23:29 ). It is referred to as an emblem of severe trials or misfortunes (Zechariah 12:6 ; Luke 12:49 ; 1 Corinthians 3:13,15 ; 1 Peter 1:7 ), and of eternal punishment (Matthew 5:22 ; Mark 9:44 ; Revelation 14:10 ; 21:8 ).
The influence of the Holy Ghost is likened unto fire (Matthew 3:11 ). His descent was denoted by the appearance of tongues as of fire (Acts 2:3 ).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fire, Liturgical Use of
(1) As a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ, fire (candles and lamps) is extinguished on Good Friday, and rekindled from a flint on Easter Eve.
(2) Prayers concerning the emission of liturgical fire and light are part of the Candlemas and Holy Saturday liturgies.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Liturgical Use of Fire
(1) As a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ, fire (candles and lamps) is extinguished on Good Friday, and rekindled from a flint on Easter Eve.
(2) Prayers concerning the emission of liturgical fire and light are part of the Candlemas and Holy Saturday liturgies.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - New Fire, Blessed of
A ceremony of Holy Saturday. It takes place at the door of the church, probably because in ancient times it was necessary to use flint and tinder, producing smoke, or because a burning-glass was used. The new fire is carried to the altar in a procession, and the branches of a triple candle are lighted from it, and later the paschal candle.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fire, Pillar of
A low-lying cloud, luminous at night, which accompanied the Israelites during their wandering. By means of this miraculous phenomenon (Exodus 13), the Lord led the Hebrews of the Exodus for 40 years. It was a symbol of the leadership of Christ. Usually the cloud went before Israel, but in Exodus 14, it went behind, lighting their way, but presenting impenetrable darkness to the Egyptians, so that they could not attack.
King James Dictionary - Fire
FIRE, n. The radical sense of fire is usually, to rush, to rage, to be violently agitated and if this is the sense of fire, in coincides with L. furo. It may be from shining or consuming.
1. Heat and light emanating visibly, perceptibly and simultaneously from any body caloric the unknown cause of the sensation of heat and of the retrocession of the homogeneous particles of bodies from one another, producing expansion, and thus enlarging all their dimensions one of the causes of magnetism, as evinced by Dr. Hare's calorimotor. In the popular acceptation of the word, fire is the effect of combustion. The combustible body ignited or heated to redness we call fire and when ascending in a stream or body, we call it flame. A piece of charcoal in combustion, is of a red color and very hot. In this state it is said to be on fire, or to contain fire. When combustion ceases, it loses its redness and extreme heat, and we say, the fire is extinct.
2. The burning of fuel on a hearth, or in any other place. We kindle a fire in the morning, and at night we rake up the fire. Anthracite will maintain fire during the night. 3. The burning of a house or town a conflagration. Newburyport and Savannah have suffered immense losses by fire. The great fire in Boston in 1711 consumed a large part of the town. 4. Light luster splendor. Stars, hide your fires!
5. Torture by burning. 6. The instrument of punishment or the punishment of the impenitent in another state. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Isaiah 33 .
7. That which inflames or irritates the passions. What fire is in my ears?
8. Ardor of temper violence of passion. He had fire in his temper.
9. Liveliness of imagination vigor of fancy intellectual activity animation force of sentiment or expression. And warm the critic with a poet's fire.
10. The passion of love ardent affection. The God of love retires dim are his torches, and extinct his fires.
11. Ardor heat as the fire of zeal or of love. 12. Combustion tumult rage contention. 13. Trouble affliction. When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt. Isaiah 43 .
To set on fire, to kindle to inflame to excite violent action.
St. Anthony's fire, a disease marked by an eruption on the skin, or a diffused inflammation, with fever the Erysipelas.
Wild fire, an artificial or factitious fire, which burns even under water. it is made by a composition of sulphur, naphtha, pitch, gum and bitumen. It is called also Greek fire.
FIRE,
1. To set on fire to kindle as, to fire a house or chimney to fire a pile. 2. To inflame to irritate the passions as, to fire with anger or revenge. 3. To animate to give life or spirit as, to fire the genius. 4. To drive by fire. Little used. 5. To cause to explode to discharge as, to fire a musket or cannon. 6. To cauterize a term in farriery. FIRE,
1. To take fire to be kindled. 2. To be irritated or inflamed with passion. 3. To discharge artillery or firearms. They fired on the town.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Strange Fire
STRANGE FIRE . See Nadab.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Baptism of Fire
As John the Baptist preached in the Judean wilderness, he declared, "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire" (Matthew 3:11 ; cf. Luke 3:16 ).
Throughout Scripture, fire often represents judgment (Genesis 19:24 ; 2 Kings 1:10 ; Amos 1:4-7 ; Matthew 7:19 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 ; James 5:3 ), including everlasting punishment (Matthew 18:8 ; Jude 7 ). But it can also have a positive, purifying effect on God's people (Isaiah 1:25 ; Zechariah 13:9 ; Malachi 3:2-3 ; 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 ; 1 Peter 1:7 ; Revelation 3:18 ).
In the context of John's preaching, it is natural to associate the baptism of fire with judgment (cf. Matthew 3:10,12 ; Luke 3:9,17 ). On the other hand, John is first of all addressing believers—those who are receiving his water-baptism. So some think of the fiery tongues at Pentecost as the fulfillment of his prediction. But the grammatical construction in Greek (the use of one preposition to govern two objects) is most naturally taken as referring to only one baptism that involves both blessing and judgment (cf. esp. Isaiah 4:4 ). Pentecost may well represent the firstfruits of purgation for believers, but the baptism is not complete until all people experience final judgment.
Craig L. Blomberg
See also Baptism of the Holy Spirit ; Holy Spirit ; Holy Spirit, Gifts of
Bibliography . J. D. G. Dunn, Baptism in the Holy Spirit; NIDNTT, 1:652-57.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Flame of Fire
Is the chosen symbol of the holiness of God (Exodus 3:2 ; Revelation 2:18 ), as indicating "the intense, all-consuming operation of his holiness in relation to sin."
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Fire Philosophers
See THEOSOPHISTS.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Fire
The product of burning which produces heat, light, and flame. One of the earliest human discoveries, probably first seen as a result of lightning. Humans soon discovered ways to use it and found it to be not only a very useful servant, but also a dreaded master. The invention of fire antedates history, but no nation has yet been discovered which did not know the use of fire. According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from Olympus, when Zeus denied it to immortal beings, and gave it to humans. For this crime he was punished by being chained to a rock in the wilderness of Scythia. The Bible does not explain the invention of fire. In the account of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15:17 ), one reads of a smoking furnace and a flaming torch. Fire has been from early times the object of man's worship. This worship among the Canaanites is frequently mentioned in Scripture with the adjoining prohibition for God's people to refrain from the abominable practice (Leviticus 18:21 ; Deuteronomy 12:31 ; 2 Chronicles 28:3 ). Fire is a consistent element in the relationship of God with His people, often being used as an instrument of His power, either in the way of approval or destruction. The Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15:17 ), the appearance of the burning bush (Exodus 3:2 ), the pillar of fire by night to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land (Exodus 13:21-22 ), and God's appearance in fire on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19:18 ; Exodus 24:17 ), are well known illustrations of such. The appearance of Christ in John's vision (Revelation 1:14 ; Revelation 2:18 ), was with eyes “as a flame of fire,” and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:3 ), was accompanied by “tongues like as of fire.” Fire is used often as a symbol of holiness and often equates the idea of God's presence with God's holiness. God Himself is compared to fire not only to illustrate His holiness, but also to illustrate His anger against sin (Isaiah 10:17 ; Hebrews 12:29 ).
Our English word “purify” is a cognate of the main Greek word used in the New Testament for fire. As such, it denotes one of the main metaphors of the use of fire, namely as purification. God uses the fire of experience to test us (Job 23:10 ). Ultimately all of our works done on earth in our lifetime will be tested “as by fire” (1 Corinthians 3:12-15 ).
In the context of biblical religion, fire was used to consume the burnt offerings and incense offerings. Fire was to be continually burning upon the altar as a visible sign of the continuous worship of God. If for some reason the fire was extinguished, according to the Talmud, it was to be rekindled only by friction. If fire was used for sacred purposes and obtained other than from the altar, it was called “strange fire” (Leviticus 10:1-2 ), for which use Nadab and Abihu, two sons of Aaron, were punished immediately by divine execution.
The law prohibited any fire to be kindled on the sabbath, even for cooking purposes (Exodus 35:3 ). Anyone kindling a fire that caused damage to crops was compelled by law to make restitution (Exodus 22:6 ). Capital punishment was occasionally made even more shameful by burning the body of the criminal after death (Leviticus 20:14 ; Leviticus 21:9 ; 2 Kings 23:16 ).
Fire is also used to symbolize: God's people victorious over all enemies (Obadiah 1:18 ); the word of God (Jeremiah 5:14 ); the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 4:4 ; Acts 2:3 ); the zeal of the saints (Psalm 39:3 ; Psalm 119:139 ); of angels (Hebrews 1:7 ); of lust (Proverbs 6:27-28 ); of wickedness (Isaiah 9:18 ); of the tongue (James 3:6 ); and of judgment (Jeremiah 48:45 ).
The final destiny of all the enemies of God is the “lake of fire” (Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 ). The earth will be consumed by fire (2 Peter 3:7-12 ). See Baptism of Fire ; Molech ; Lake of Fire .
C. Dale Hill
Holman Bible Dictionary - Pillar of Cloud And Fire
Visible evidence of God's presence with Israel during the Exodus and wilderness wanderings (Exodus 14:24 ; Exodus 33:9-10 ; Numbers 12:5 ; Deuteronomy 31:15 ). As a sign of God's presence, the pillar of cloud and fire was associated with divine actions: salvation (Exodus 14:19-20 ); revelation (Exodus 33:9-10 ; Psalm 99:7 ); judgment (Numbers 12:5 ); commissioning (Deuteronomy 31:15 ). Nehemiah used the pillar as a sign of God's faithfulness (Nehemiah 9:12 ,Nehemiah 9:12,9:19 ). Psalm 99:7 reflects an otherwise unknown tradition that the pillar abided with Israel until the time of Samuel. Jesus' self-presentation as the incarnate Light of the world ( John 8:12 ) recalls the guiding light of the wilderness wanderings. In Jesus' day, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2 ) included the lighting of great, golden lamps in the Temple court as a reminder of the pillar of fire and cloud. Jesus as the living Light challenged persons to follow Him as Israel had followed God's earlier light.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fire
One of the most arresting and suggestive metaphors in the Bible is that of fire, a phenomenon common to all cultures ancient and modern and one that lends itself to a variety of imagery. The most prevalent term for fire in the Hebrew Bible is es [1], the regular Greek translation of Hebrew es [2] in the Septuagint.
As a commonplace in ancient Israel, fire obviously is to be taken literally in most of the several hundred references to it in the Bible. Its figurative or theological attestations are also numerous, however, generally relating to some manifestation of God's being or action.
Fire, as theophany of existence, communicates, first of all, the very presence of God. This is especially evident in the burning bush from which God spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:2-6 ). Here fire is a manifestation of God himself, for Moses turned away from the sight "because he was afraid to look at God" (v. 6). Similar to this is Yahweh's descent upon Mount Sinai "in fire" (Exodus 19:18 ; cf. Deuteronomy 4:11-12,15 , 33,36 ). In the New Testament Paul describes the second coming of Christ as "in blazing fire" (2 Thessalonians 1:7 ), an appearance that carries overtones of judgment as well as mere presence. Also akin to Old Testament imagery is John's vision of Jesus with eyes "like blazing fire" (Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ), again in judgment contexts.
It is not always possible to distinguish the presence of God from his glory for, indeed, glory is frequently a figure itself for divine presence. However, a number of passages focus on fire as synonymous with or in association with God's glory. For example, to the Israelites at Sinai "the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire" (Exodus 24:17 ; cf. Leviticus 9:23,24 ; Deuteronomy 5:24 ). In visions of God in his glory in both Old and New Testaments, fire is a regular phenomenon.
A special use of fire imagery in the New Testament is that connected with baptism with fire. John the Baptist predicted that Jesus would baptize "with the Holy Spirit and with fire" (Matthew 3:11 ; cf. Luke 3:16 ), a promise that was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost. Then "tongues of fire" rested upon those gathered in the upper room with the result that they "were filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:3-4 ). The fire here is a manifestation of God, in the case of the Third Person of the Godhead, a theological conception unknown to the Old Testament.
Fire as theophany of action reveals God at work in a number of ways. One of the earliest and clearest of these ways is his appearance in a pillar of fire that led the people of Israel out of Egypt and through the Sinai deserts. Another instance of God's use of fire as an active manifestation of his presence is his sending fire from heaven to consume sacrifices offered up to him on special and unusual occasions. The first of these inaugurated Aaron's ministry as priest. Having blessed the people, Moses and Aaron witnessed the appearance of the glory of the Lord, a striking manifestation of which was fire that "came out from the presence of the Lord" to consume the sacrifices already placed on the altar (Leviticus 9:23-24 ). Other examples of fire as the expression of God's acceptance of offerings are those of Gideon (Judges 6:19-24 ) and of the father and mother of Samson (Judges 13:15-20 ). In both cases Yahweh is present in the person of the angel who touches the altar, causing the sacrifices to erupt in flame.
Because of fire's heat and destructive capacity, it frequently appears in the Bible as a symbol of God's anger and of the judgment and destruction that sometimes are extensions of that anger. The psalmist employs fire as a simile for divine displeasure when he asks the Lord, "How long will your wrath burn like fire?" (Psalm 89:46 ) Isaiah, referring to God's coming in judgment, sees him "coming with fire" and bringing down his rebuke "with flames of fire" (66:15). Jeremiah says in reference to the destruction of Jerusalem that Yahweh "poured out his wrath like fire" (Lamentations 2:4 ). Ezekiel uses the term "fiery anger" to speak of God's outpoured judgment, especially when speaking of the impending Babylonian conquest (21:31; 22:31). This is also the language by which he describes the overthrow of Gog in the end times. In his "zeal and fiery wrath" he will bring about massive calamity (38:19).
In other passages, the anger of God is not only metaphorically represented by fire, but fire becomes a literal vehicle of his wrath. At Taberah in the Sinai desert Yahweh's "anger was aroused" and "fire from the Lord burned among" the people (Numbers 11:1 ). And the rebellion of Korah and his followers also resulted in many of them perishing by fire, a manifestation of God's hot anger (Numbers 16:35 ; 26:10 ; Leviticus 10:2 ). A most impressive display of fire as an instrument of judgment is the destruction of the messengers of Ahaziah of Israel who attempted to seize Elijah the prophet only to be struck with fire "from heaven" (2 Kings 1:10,12,14 ). This is probably an example of lightning, which otherwise is clearly a means of inflicting divine judgment and destruction (cf. Exodus 9:23-24 ; Job 1:16 ; Psalm 18:13-14 ).
The same imagery of fire as a sign of God's anger and judgment continues in the New Testament. James and John asked Jesus whether or not they should invoke fire from heaven in order to destroy the Samaritans (Luke 9:54 ). Paul speaks of fire as a purifying agent capable of testing the quality of one's life and works (1 Corinthians 3:13 ). Most commonly, fire is associated with the judgment of hell (Matthew 3:12 ; 5:22 ; 18:8-9 ; Mark 9:43,48 ; Luke 3:17 ; 16:24 ; James 3:6 ; Jude 7 ; Revelation 20:14-15 ), or with the destruction of the old heavens and earth in preparation for the new (2 Peter 3:10,12 ).
Eugene H. Merrill
See also Hell ; Judgment ; Judgment, Day of ; Lake of Fire ; Theophany
Bibliography . E. M. Good, IDB, 2:268-69; J. Patrick, Dictionary of the Bible, 2:9-10; J. C. Slayton, 5:372-73; H. Van Broekhoven, Jr., ISBE, 2:305-6.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Spirit of God: the Fire From Heaven
Suppose we saw an army sitting down before a granite fort, and they told us that they intended to batter it down, we might ask them, 'How!' They point to a cannon ball. Well, but there is no power in that; it is heavy, but not more than half-a-hundred or perhaps a hundredweight; if all the men in the army hurled it against the fort they would make no impression. They say, 'No, but look at the cannon!' Well, but there is no power in that. A child may ride upon it; a bird may perch in its mouth. It is a machine, and nothing more. 'But look at the powder.' Well, there is no power in that; a child may spill it; a sparrow may peck it. Yet this powerless powder and powerless ball are put in the powerless cannon: one spark of fire enters it, and then, in the twinkling of an eye, that powder is a Rash of lightning, and that cannon ball is a thunderbolt which smites as if it had been sent from heaven.
So is it with our church or school machinery of this day; we have the instruments necessary for pulling down strongholds, but O for the fire from heaven!
Webster's Dictionary - Anthony's Fire
See Saint Anthony's Fire, under Saint.
Webster's Dictionary - Back Fire
(1):
A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel.
(2):
A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also, an explosion in the exhaust passages of such ah engine.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Fire
FIRE . See House, § 7 , and next article.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Lake of Fire
See Hell ; Eschatology ; Fire .
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Lake of Fire
God's final retributive punishment. After Armageddon the beast and false prophet will be tossed into this "lake of burning sulfur, " joined by Satan at the millennium's end, and "tormented day and night for ever and ever" (Revelation 19:20 ; 20:10 ). After the final judgment, Hades (the personification of God's adversaries) and the wicked are cast here (Revelation 20:14-15 ). Jesus calls this "fiery furnace" gehenna [ Matthew 13:42 ; 18:8-9 ; 25:41 ).
The Old Testament explicitly portrays God's fiery judgment at history's consummation, but not hell (Isaiah 66:15-16,24 ; Ezekiel 38:22 ). This concept is developed during the intertestamental period (1Enoch 90:24-6; 103:8; 4Macc 12:12; 4Edras 7:38). Jesus extensively uses the imagery of "hell-fire" (Matthew 5:22 ; 7:19 ; 13:40-42,50 ; 18:8-9 ; 25:41 ; Mark 9:43,48-49 ; Luke 16:24 ; John 15:6 ), derived from the Old Testament descriptions of God's retributive judgment, particularly Sodom's ruin (Genesis 19:24 ; Leviticus 10:2 ; Numbers 16:35 ; Isaiah 34:10 ; Luke 17:29 ; Jude 7 ).
This lake of fire and associated imagery convey three important ideas. First, thrown into this lake, the wicked are permanently separated from God's love and good creation, and thus experience the "second death" (Revelation 20:14 ; 21:8 ). Second, fire denotes God's searing holiness exacting retribution for evil deeds (Hebrews 10:30 ; Revelation 14:9-11 ). Third, this "unquenchable fire" portrays hell as everlasting (Mark 9:43,48 ; Revelation 20:10 ).Timothy R. Phillips
See also Hell
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Eternal Fire (2)
ETERNAL FIRE.—An expression twice used by Christ in reference to the future punishment of the wicked. In Matthew 18:8 βληθῆναι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον stands in contrast to εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ζωήν; and from Matthew 25:41 we learn that this eternal fire, into which the wicked are to be cast, was prepared not for them but for the devil and his angels. These are the only passages in which the expression is found in the Gospels; but equivalent terms occur. In Matthew 18:9 the eternal fire is identified with the fire of Gehenna; and in Matthew 25:46 we have κόλασις αἰώνιος. In Matthew 3:12 and Mark 9:43 it is the unquenchable fire (ἄσβεστον), and in Mark 9:48 Gehenna is the place of punishment where their worm dieth not, καὶ τὸ πῦρ οὐ σβέννυται. The wicked after their separation from the righteous (Matthew 13:42; Matthew 13:50) are to be cast into a furnace (κάμινος) of fire.
A brief account of the origin of this phraseology will throw light on its meaning. The idea of punishment by fire comes from the OT. The destruction by fire of Sodom and Oomorrah supplied the typical example, and it is frequently referred to as such (Deuteronomy 29:23, Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 13:19, Jeremiah 49:18, Amos 4:11, Wisdom of Solomon 10:7, 3 Maccabees 2:5; cf. such well-known NT passages as Judges 1:7). A similar judgment is spoken against Edom (Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 34:10, where it is said that the fire is eternal and will not be quenched). In Amos 1, 2, Damascus, Gaza, etc., are threatened with the fire penalty. See for other examples of the unquenchable fire, 2 Kings 22:17, Isaiah 1:31, Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 21:12, Ezekiel 20:47-48, Amos 5:6. The ‘everlasting burnings’ of Isaiah 33:14 refer, like the preceding, to temporal judgments. But there are passages which at least suggest the extension of the idea and its imagery to the future world. According to Deuteronomy 32:22 the fire of Jehovah’s anger reaches down to Sheol. Cheyne finds in Isaiah 50:11; Isaiah 66:24 a reference to the punishment of souls in the underworld: but Salmond and A. B. Davidson see in the latter passage only the description of a present-world penalty: and this seems the more natural interpretation. This passage seems to have suggested the later Jewish belief regarding eternal punishment, for certain expressions in it are used in this sense in the Apocryphal writings (e.g. Judith 16:17, Sirach 7:17) and by Christ (Mark 9:47). The scene of this judgment is, in all probability, the Valley of Hinnom, regarded by the Jews as a place accursed on account of its Molech sacrifices; and the fires which were kept burning, through which the victims passed, would readily suggest the idea of Gehenna and its eternal fire.* [1]
In the Apocryphal writings the fire penalty is extended without reserve to the future world, and in a greatly intensified form. Most of the writers have ceased to expect an equitable distribution of rewards and penalties in this life: their hopes are fixed on the future; and they, therefore, transfer the OT imagery of retribution to the life after death. The Book of Enoch is the great storehouse of teaching on this subject. For the impure angels and the faithless angelic rulers an abyss of fire is prepared, in which, after the judgment, they will be tortured for ever (10:6, 13, 18:11, 21:7, 10, 54:6, 90:24, 25). For human offenders, a fiery abyss is opened on the right hand of the Temple (90:26, 27); this is Gehenna. They descend into ‘the flame of the pain of Sheol’ (63:10), or into the ‘burning fire of Sheol’ (103:7, 8). Thus it appears that the NT ‘eternal fire’ of Gehenna is anticipated in this book: the only difference being that, while in the NT the fire prepared for the devil and his angels is identified with that into which wicked men are cast, in the Book of Enoch they are always distinguished.
Two questions arise regarding the nature of the eternal fire. Is it material? And in what sense is it eternal?
(1) In many OT passages, even where it is said that the fire is unquenchable, and will burn for ever, material fire is undoubtedly meant, for fire is one of the physical agents which God commonly employs in His temporal judgments, and its burning for ever must refer to the lasting destruction which it effects. Sodom, Gomorrah, and Edom are given as examples of places on which the doom of eternal fire fell, and they still bear its proof-marks. But in other passages the literal sense cannot be maintained, as, e.g., where God’s anger or jealousy and man’s wickedness are said to burn like fire. Nor can it be allowed in passages like Isaiah 66:24 if Cheyne’s interpretation is accepted; since undying worms, preying on souls or bodies that are being consumed by unquenchable fire, is an impossible idea. In the NT, as we have seen, Christ drew largely on OT imagery in speaking of the ‘last things.’ But the whole drift of His interpretation of prophetic language is at variance with the literal sense of the fire penalty. What He gives in His eschatological teaching is not a dogmatic but an imaginative presentation of the truth; and the imagery He employs belongs, not to the substance, but to the form of His thought. The prophet, like the poet and the artist, must present the future in terms and forms borrowed from present experience, and the underlying truth must be spiritually discerned. If, as Christ tells us, the eternal fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, it cannot be material fire; for spirits cannot undergo physical torture.* [2]
Death by fire was the severest penalty under the Jewish law, and as it was inflicted only for the most shameful sins (Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 21:9, Joshua 7:25), a peculiar infamy was associated with it. Christ, therefore, when He employed this imagery in speaking of the doom of the wicked, intended to warn men that God has attached a terrible retribution to sin. At the very least it signifies an ordeal of suffering analogous to that which fire causes in the living tissues. To the question, How will the suffering be caused? Scripture gives only the figurative answer, ‘as by fire.’ Bp. Butler (Anal. pt. ii. ch. v.) thought that it might come in the way of natural consequence, without any direct infliction on the part of God. Sin, which yields pleasure here, becomes misery there without changing its nature, through the natural working of moral law. The agony of remorse, which sometimes overwhelms the sinner in this life, has been regarded as a foretaste of the eternal fire. The pœna damni, or the consciousness of being for ever cut off from the sight of God, the only satisfying good, will be, it has been said, intense suffering as by fire, when the distractions of the world have ceased to dazzle. And these will, doubtless, be elements in the retribution. But if this were all, a possible consequence would be that the penalty would fall most lightly on the most degraded. A soul that can be made miserable through remorse, or the conscious loss of God’s presence, has not reached the lowest stage of hardening; while experience tells us that those who have reached this stage are least liable to suffering from such a source. In them remorse can be awakened, not by the pœna damni, but by suffering externally caused. And the language of the NT suggests that in the future world an environment is prepared, with its appropriate agencies and influences, for the punishment of those who are morally and spiritually dead. Such expressions as ‘Depart into the eternal fire,’ ‘shall be cast into the lake of fire,’ etc., clearly presuppose such an environment, one in which the least worthy shall suffer the most, ‘be beaten with many stripes.’
(2) Why is the fire called eternal?—In Matthew 25:41-46 the adjective αἱώνιος is used with reference to ‘the fire,’ ‘punishment,’ and ‘the life,’ and no satisfying reason has been given for saying that, as regards the first two, it means ‘time limited,’ and, as regards the last, ‘time unlimited.’ If Christ’s purpose had been to call attention to the duration of each, then ‘endlessness’ is the idea emphasized. But, except where this word or its Hebrew equivalent is applied to objects that, for the nonce, are invested with a quasi-eternity (Leviticus 3:17, Genesis 17:8; Genesis 49:26), it takes us into a sphere of being to which time measurements are inapplicable, and in which objects are presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature. Thus eternal life does not mean natural life prolonged to infinity; such a life might be lived without any experience of the eternal life, which signifies life in fellowship with, or that partakes in, the eternal life of God. God’s relation to believers is such that between them and Him there is a community of life. Eternal fire, on the other hand, figuratively expresses the truth that, God’s nature being what it is, there must be, under any economy over which He presides, a provision for the adequate punishment of sin. The eternal fire is such a provision, and, being eternal, it can be no mere temporary contrivance for tiding over an emergency, but must be the retributive aspect of the Divine holiness. God is, was, and ever shall be a consuming fire in relation to sin unrepented of; this is His unchanging and unchangeable attitude. Some of the OT saints were all their lifetime subject to bondage through fear of death, for to them Sheol (Isaiah 38) was a place where all life in fellowship with God was lost. But suppose that their worst fears had been realized, it would still have been true that they had had a passing experience of the life eternal. And similarly if, after ages of suffering, the wicked were to cease to be, it would, none the less, be true of them that they had been cast into the eternal fire. In Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom, etc., we have examples of what is meant by ‘suffering the doom of eternal fire’; but this does not mean that ever since the fire destroyed the cities their inhabitants have been enduring its pains. Eternal fire may or may not mean everlasting suffering in it (see artt. Eternal Punishment and Retribution).
Literature.—Origen, de Princip. ii. x. 4–8, c. Cels. iv. 13, v. 15; Lactantius, Inst. vii. 21, 26; Augustine, de Civ. bk. xxi., Ench. cxi–cxiv., de Gest. Pelag. 10, 11; T. Burnet, Concerning the State of Departed Souls, 1738; Matt. [3] Horhery, Duration of Future Punishment, 1744; J. Agar Beet, The Last Things2 [4] ; R. H. Charles, The Book of Enoch, also Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life; J. L. Clarke, The Eternal Saviour Judge; H. Constable, Duration of Future Punishment; J. Fyfe, The Hereafter; F. W. Farrar, Eternal Hope, and Mercy and Judgment; Salmond, Christian Doctrine of Immortality; H. N. Oxenham, Catholic Eschatology; E. B. Pusey, What is of Faith as to Everlasting Punishment?; Ed. White, Life in Christ. See also Literature at end of art. Retribution.
A. Bisset.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Eternal Fire
See Fire.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Lake of Fire
That particular conception of future punishment represented as ‘the Lake of Fire’ is found only in the Apocalypse of St. John among the Christian writings of the Apostolic Age. For a fuller account of the early history of the conception see ‘Introductory’ and ‘Christian’ sections of ‘Cosmology and Cosmogony’ in Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics , and ‘Hinnom, Valley of,’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ; and, for the fuller discussion of the general subject, articles Hell and Fire in the present work. It will be sufficient to sum up briefly here the facts concerning the origin of the conception.
Both the Babylonian and the Persian cosmogonies contain the conception of the future destruction of the world by fire, closing an aeon or period in the history of the world. But, while Persian eschatology shows the presence of the conception of penal fire (cf. SBE [1] v. 125ff.), there is, according to H. Zimmern (KAT [2] 3 [3] , 1902-03, p. 643), no trace of the conception in early Babylonian religion. Hence the presence of the idea in Jewish prophetic eschatology is held by many scholars to be due to Persian rather than to Babylonian influence.
1. In Jewish eschatology we find three related conceptions, each possibly a different topographical setting of the same central idea:
(1) The conception of the Valley of Hinnom (נֵּיהִנּוֹם) as a place of fiery torment for the wicked during the Messianic Age; cf. " translation="">Isaiah 66:23-24, where the proximity of the place of punishment to Jerusalem shows that the Valley of Hinnom is intended.
(2) The conception of a fiery stream issuing from Jahweh, or from His throne; cf. " translation="">Isaiah 30:33, " translation="">Daniel 7:10. This form may possibly have links of connexion with the ancient conception of Jahweh as a volcano-god.
(3) The conception of a valley or sea of fire and sulphur; cf. " translation="">Isaiah 34:9, where the topographical setting is in Edom. This conception goes back to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, which again is connected by Gunkel (Schöpfung und Chaos) and Jeremias with the Babylonian cosmology (cf. A. Jeremias, The OT in the Light of the Ancient East, Eng. translation , 1911, ii. 40f.; M. Jastrow, The Rel. of Bab. [4] and Assyrian , 1898, p. 507). The whole valley of the Dead Sea is still called by the Arabs Wâdy en-Nâr, ‘Valley of Fire.’
The conception as it appears in the Apocalypse is related rather to the forms (2) and (3) than to the Gehenna conception.
2. In the Apocalypse we have again three distinct conceptions.
(1) Hades (see articles Hades, Hell), an intermediate place or state whose existence ends at the close of the millennial kingdom. Death and Hades are cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:14). Hades is not connected distinctly with the idea of punishment in the Apocalypse.
(2) The Abyss (" translation="">Revelation 20:1), in which the dragon is bound during the millennial reign (cf. " translation="">Revelation 9:11 and " translation="">Luke 8:31).
(3) The Lake of Fire, mentioned as existing before the beginning of the millennial kingdom (" translation="">Revelation 19:20), the place into which the beast and the false prophet are cast after their defeat by the Lamb. It is also the place into which the devil is cast after the defeat of Gog and Magog (" translation="">Revelation 20:10). Then, at the close of the Final Judgment, death and Hades are cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:14); and, lastly, everyone not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life is cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:15). An additional statement (" translation="">Revelation 21:8) describes those who have their part in the Lake of Fire; cf. the description of those who are without the city (" translation="">Revelation 22:15).
3. The relevant passages in the contemporary apocalyptic literature are: 2 Bar. xliv. 15 (‘the dwelling of the rest who are many shall be in the fire,’ in contrast to the blessing of the righteous in the new age [5]), xlviii. 39, 43, lix. 2, lxiv. 7 (of Manasseh), lxxxv. 13; " translation="">2 Esdras 7:36 (‘the pit of torment’ and ‘the furnace of Gehenna,’ as the abode of the wicked after the 400 years’ Messianic kingdom); Ass. Mos. 10:10 (the enemies of Israel are seen in Gehenna). Hence in the apocalyptic literature contemporary with the Apocalypse the precise form of the conception does not appear.
4. In the same way the passages in the Pauline Epistles, Hebrews, 2 Peter, and the Apostolic Fathers are all vague and general. Fire is one of the accompanying features of the Parousia; it is the real or metaphorical agent of punishment for the wicked, and only in 2 Peter do we find the definite conception of a final conflagration which will destroy the old heavens and earth.
The principal question then arising from the use of the conception in the Apocalypse is as to its relation to the future state.
(1) The Lake of Fire may be regarded as a place of the final annihilation of evil. The force of the expression ‘second death’ determines the writer’s use of the conception. The ‘second death’ is a Jewish theologoumenon, e.g. in the well-known passage in the Jerus. Targum on " translation="">Deuteronomy 33:6, ‘Let Reuben live in this age and not die the second death.’
In Jewish Rabbinical theology the expression seems to imply a non-participation in the life of the age to come; cf. the discussion in Sanh. 11 as to those who shall share the life of the coming age. Hence the meaning of annihilation is possible. Those who are not raised to the life of the world to come cease to exist. On the other hand, the writer of the Apocalypse holds the doctrine of a general resurrection to judgment at the close of the Messianic Kingdom. Hence it is also possible that he has given the Jewish phrase a new meaning. But for a fuller discussion of this point see article Immortality.
(2) The writer’s conception of the Lake of Fire may be penal. The beast and the false prophet are said to be tormented there day and night, and the unrighteous have ‘their part’ in the Lake of Fire, an expression which is most naturally interpreted in a penal sense. In the light of contemporary apocalyptic literature the penal sense would seem to be the most natural one.
(3) It is possible to maintain a purgative meaning for the conception, but this view finds no support in the NT literature itself.
Literature.-Article ‘Fire’ in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels ; S. D. F. Salmond, The Christian Doctrine of Immortality4, 1901; R. H. Charles, Eschatology: Hebrew, Jewish, and Christian2, 1913; W. O. E. Oesterley, The Doctrine of the Last Things, 1908; C. Clemen, Primitive Christianity and its non-Jewish Sources, Eng. translation , 1912; H. B. Swete, The Apocalypse of St. John2, 1907; P. Volz, Jüd. Eschatologie von Daniel bis Akiba, 1903.
S. H. Hooke.
 
 
Webster's Dictionary - Rapid-Fire Mount
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Webster's Dictionary - Rapid-Fire
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(a.) Having a firing pin to explode the cartridge; as, a pin-fire rifle.
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Webster's Dictionary - Fire-Set
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Webster's Dictionary - Fire
(1):
(n.) Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
(2):
(n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
(3):
(n.) Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
(4):
(n.) Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
(5):
(n.) The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
(6):
(v. t.) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
(7):
(v. t.) To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
(8):
(n.) Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
(9):
(v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
(10):
(v. t.) To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
(11):
(v. t.) To drive by fire.
(12):
(v. t.) To cauterize.
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(v. i.) To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
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(v. i.) To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
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(v. i.) To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
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(n.) Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
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(n.) The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
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(v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
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(v. t.) To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
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(n.) The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
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(v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Fire (Kindle)
Deuteronomy 32:22 (a) The evil actions of men provoke the burning wrath of GOD into severe action. (See also Jeremiah 15:14; (See also Jeremiah 17:4).
2 Samuel 22:13 (c) It may be we are to be impressed with the tremendous brightness of GOD which would dispel all darkness, and would bring judgment upon all that this fire would reveal.
Psalm 57:4 (a) The wrath and the hatred of Saul and his army is thus described by David.
Psalm 78:21 (a) This is a type of GOD's anger and wrath against His own people of Judah and Israel because of their sins. (See also Isaiah 10:16; Isaiah 42:25; Jeremiah 6:1; Jeremiah 11:16; Jeremiah 17:27; Jeremiah 21:14; Lamentations 4:11; Ezekiel 20:47; Ezekiel 24:10; Hosea 8:14; Amos 2:5).
Isaiah 50:11 (a) This is a type of man's wits and wisdom, wherein he seeks to build up a religion and a line of "thinking" that is contrary to the will and the word of GOD.
Jeremiah 43:12 (a) Here we find a splendid type of GOD's power to punish all His enemies and especially those particular enemies which are mentioned in each of the following passages: Jeremiah 49:27; Jeremiah 50:32; Ezekiel 30:8, Ezekiel 30:14, Ezekiel 30:16; Ezekiel 39:6; Amos 1:4, Amos 1:14; Amos 2:2.
Luke 12:49 (a) This is a striking illustration of the trouble that comes into a home, a family, or a society when CHRIST is received into the heart by any person. When the Lord JESUS takes possession of a person's soul, then trouble begins. There is a division at once in the family between the saved one who wants to live for GOD, and those in the family who have no interest in Christian things. The house is divided, enmity of a real kind develops. The Christian who wishes to walk with the Lord in business finds there is a gulf between his manner of life and the lives of the others who wish to have their wild parties, gain customers by liquor, and spend their time smoking or playing cards, and other things which the world offers to the Devil's children.
James 3:6 (a) The tongue that is inspired by Satan to speak and say things that are cruel, hateful and sinful is described as a burning flame that injures, harms and hurts those who hear it. How careful we should be that the words we speak are full of grace and truth.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Fire
Genesis 22:6 (c) This represents the judgment of GOD.
Abraham representing GOD, the Father, was going forth to sacrifice His son.
Isaac in this case represents the sinner.
The fire and the wood represent GOD's wrath poured out at Calvary.
The ram represents the Lord JESUS who took the place of Isaac (the sinner), and died in his stead.
Fire when used as a type usually indicates wrath, judgment, punishment or other expressions of anger. (See also Numbers 11:12; Numbers 21:28; Judges 6:21; Isaiah 10:16; Jeremiah 4:4; Isaiah 66:15).
Exodus 3:2 (c) This may be taken as an illustration of the fact that Israel, though under the judgment of GOD from time to time, was not and would not be destroyed by the Lord. He punished them severely with the fire of His wrath many times, but He has never cast them off completely nor caused them to cease from being His own people.
Exodus 12:8 (c) We may understand this to represent the judgment of GOD on the Lord JESUS at Calvary when He went through the burning billows of GOD's wrath against sin and sinners. When fire is mentioned in connection with sacrifice, it represents the judgment of GOD upon the animal for our sakes. The animal in each case represents in some manner the Lord JESUS who is the Lamb of GOD. (See also Leviticus 1:8, Leviticus 1:12, Leviticus 1:17; Leviticus 3:5; Leviticus 9:24; Judges 6:21).
Exodus 19:18 (c) Probably we may take this to mean that GOD dwells in the midst of the holiest of judgment. His glory, His brightness, His justness destroy all evidences of sin, evil, wickedness and every other thing that does not conform to His holy character. (See Deuteronomy 4:11; Deuteronomy 9:15; Deuteronomy 18:16; Isaiah 47:14).
Leviticus 6:9-13 (c) Our Lord is telling us by this message that Calvary was to be always effective day and night. Any time any person wants to come to the Lord JESUS to be saved, He will find that He is ready any hour of the day or night, and that the precious Blood of His sacrifice is available on every occasion, no matter when nor where.
Leviticus 10:1 (c) We may understand from this expression "strange fire," human energies, human devices, human judgments, human exercises, human decisions which did not come and do not come from GOD. We see this graphically displayed in the expression "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service." John 16:2. The true fire is mentioned in Numbers 16:46. That fire was taken from off the altar of incense for that fire came down from GOD, and was holy fire. The two sons of Aaron should have used that fire for their censors. Instead of this they rebelled against GOD, they refused to obey GOD's rule and follow GOD's order. They substituted their own judgment and desires for the plain command of GOD. They were earnest, they were zealous, they were apparently doing that which priests should do, but the fact that they used unlawful fire, strange fire, proved that their hearts were wrong.
Leviticus 10:2 (c) It is only natural that the judgment of GOD should have fallen on these two men who, as leaders of Israel, were apparently carrying out GOD's will, and yet in their hearts were rebels against GOD's law. GOD will not have as a substitute for His Word any of our schemes, plans and zealous efforts. When we substitute our judgment for GOD's judgment, we may expect only the wrath of GOD. (See also Numbers 3:4; Numbers 26:61; 2 Kings 1:10-12).
Leviticus 16:13 (c) Here we see the sweet savour of the sacrifice of Calvary. This lovely perfume caused by the offering up of CHRIST Himself on the Cross fills Heaven, the holy of holies. It also fills the hearts of those who have enthroned CHRIST as Lord and King.
Numbers 16:46 (c) This unusual passage reveals in more detail the same truth that we found in Leviticus 10:2 We find in chap16, vss 6,7, that the rebellious men took censers, placed in them incense of their own making, and fire of their own procuring. Aaron took his censer, placed the holy incense in it, and put the holy fire from off the altar in it. All those with the false fire and the false incense were killed, while Aaron with the true incense and the true fire, lived. Notice this same truth also described in1Ch 15:13. Judgment fell upon Uzza as described in1Ch 13:10, because he and David imitated the Philistines in handling the ark of GOD. In1Ch 15:13 David discovered his mistake in following the plan of the heathen in doing the work of GOD. He therefore corrected it.
Judges 6:21 (c) This fire indicates the judgment of GOD expressed through CHRIST JESUS, the Rock, which tries every man's work to see of what sort it is, and this takes place at the judgment seat of CHRIST. (See1Co 3:13).
Judges 9:15 (b) The anger of Abimelech was to be poured out on Israel. He would prove to be their enemy after they appointed him their leader.
1 Kings 19:12 (c) Three great calamities are mentioned in this passage, and each one represents some form of the judgment of GOD. The Lord is telling us that He does not speak to people through such calamities, but rather through His Word. It is the Word of GOD which brings conviction of sin. Calamities only bring the fear of death and the fear of punishment. Great calamities cause "the cry of distressed nature." The Word of GOD causes the cry of a convicted soul who realizes his sin against GOD.
2 Kings 2:11 (c) This strange picture probably teaches us that those of us who go to Heaven go because of and by virtue of the wrath of GOD which fell upon the Saviour, thereby bringing to us forgiveness, cleansing and fitness.
Job 18:5 (c) This probably refers to the usefulness and the ministry of wicked men, all of which shall be brought to an end, and their works burned up.
Job 41:19 (c) This metaphor may describe the terrific power and the force of the jaws of this tremendous animal. Or it may refer in prophecy to modern weapons of war which actually do spout fire, both from the front and from the rear.
Psalm 39:3 (b) This is a type of the strong desire in the heart of the Psalmist to make known GOD's goodness, and His grace. He just could not keep still.
Psalm 66:12 (b) Here is described the great sufferings and tribulations of the people when they disobeyed the Lord.
Proverbs 6:27 (b) In this way the Lord is telling us that the secret life is revealed by its effects on the outward life. That which men see outwardly is a result of what is done secretly. (See also Isaiah 9:18).
Proverbs 16:27 (b) By this figure we understand that the words of this person injure and harm the hearer.
Isaiah 9:5 (b) Here is indicated the fact that the coming of CHRIST would mean sorrow, division and trouble on the earth. (See also Matthew 10:34).
Isaiah 31:9 (b) This is a type of the judgment of GOD which rested in Zion, the place where GOD put His Name. GOD deals with the nations according to the manner in which they dealt with Israel. (See Matthew 25:41-46; Isaiah 33:14).
Isaiah 33:14 (a) No doubt this is a plain reference to the fires of hell. Men have made a type out of it saying it refers to a burning conscience. Nowhere is this indicated in the Scripture. The fire is always presented to us as real flame, both in hell and in the lake of fire.
Isaiah 43:2 (b) Here the word is a genuine type and it refers to earthly sorrows, sufferings and difficulties. GOD has not promised to keep us out of the fires of difficulty. He has promised to preserve us from any injurious effects when these tragedies come into our lives.
Isaiah 50:11 (b) This is a type of self-illumination, home-made philosophy, individual reasonings. All such end in disappointment, for only GOD's Word and GOD's plan would endure.
Isaiah 66:24 (a) No doubt this actually represents the eternal judgment of GOD in the lake of fire. There is literal fire in hell, which is in the heart of this earth. There is literal fire in the lake of fire, where sinners are sent after the judgment of the Great White Throne. Here is expressed to the fullest extent the righteous justice and judgment of GOD, whereby the sinner suffers forever because of his wickedness, his rebellion, and his refusal to believe GOD.
Jeremiah 5:14 (a) This is a type of the power of the Word of GOD when spoken by a servant of GOD in the power of the Spirit of GOD. The Word of GOD destroys the enemy. The word spoken by the Saviour in Gethsemane caused the enemy to fall backward to the ground. The Word of GOD spoken by Peter caused Ananias and Sapphira to die. (See also Exodus 20:19; Deuteronomy 5:25; Hebrews 2:2-3).
Jeremiah 20:9 (a) When Jeremiah decided that he would not speak again for GOD, he found that the Word of GOD hidden in his heart and mind was just too valuable and too precious to keep. He must speak to be refreshed. It was a burning in his soul. (See also Psalm 39:3).
Jeremiah 48:45 (a) Here is a type of the hatred of the enemies of Moab who planned the destruction of that nation.
Jeremiah 51:58 (c) Probably this represents the vain labors of the inhabitants of Babylon as they sought to prevent its destruction by the invading enemy.
Ezekiel 1:4 (b) This may be a picture of the mighty power, the destroying force of GOD in His righteous anger and judgment. The four living creatures are four symbols or types of CHRIST. (See Ezekiel 1:13).
Ezekiel 10:6-7 (b) No doubt this fire represents the consuming power and judgment of GOD which was to be poured out on disobedient Israel. (See also Ezekiel 21:31; Ezekiel 22:20; Ezekiel 24:12; Ezekiel 28:18; Amos 5:6; Amos 7:4).
Ezekiel 36:5 (a) This is a type of GOD's wrath against the enemies of Israel for their hatred of His people. (See also Ezekiel 38:19).
Daniel 7:9 (a) Wheels always represent motion or progress. This fire must represent the action of GOD in judging the people. His righteousness and His holiness destroy all pretense, hypocrisy and sin before Him.
Daniel 10:6 (a) By this is represented the piercing look of our Lord in the day of judgment, He destroys all hypocrisy by the look of His eye. (See also Revelation 1:14).
Hosea 7:6 (a) This is a type of the burning passion of sin which ruled the lives of the people of Israel.
Obadiah 1:18 (a) By this is represented the wrath of Israel against the people of Esau, their enemies. This same kind of truth is found in Zechariah 12:6, where Israel punishes all her foes.
Habakkuk 2:13 (a) By this figure GOD is telling us that those who build up violence and hatred in their sinful rebellion shall not see their labor succeed.
Zechariah 3:2 (a) The unclean sinner (Joshua), is taken out of the company of those who are under the wrath of GOD, and who are to be punished by GOD. He is clothed in GOD's righteousness after being delivered, and becomes one of GOD's servants, a priest of and for GOD. It is a picture of that blessed experience which we call the "new birth"; we too are made priests of GOD.
Zechariah 13:9 (c) Probably this is a picture of the destruction of Jerusalem when most of Israel were slain and only a few survived. Titus slaughtered the Jews on that terrible occasion. Those living in the country districts escaped.
Malachi 3:2 (a) This is a type which represents the way GOD puts His people through trouble and sorrow in order to make them pure, in order to remove evil from their lives.
Matthew 3:10 (b) Here is a real type of the genuine and real fire in hell into which all hypocrites and professing Christians will be sent for eternal punishment. (See also Matthew 7:19; Matthew 13:42, Matthew 13:50).
Matthew 25:41 (a) This fire is not a type but is real, literal fire of hell. (See also Matthew 18:8; Mark 9:44).
Luke 22:56 (c) This may be taken as a type of a backslider who having lost his love for the Lord seeks to warm himself by the attractions of the world. He seeks satisfaction in the pleasures, the business, and the various pursuits of the men of this world.
John 15:6 (a) This fire is used by the Lord JESUS to describe the fierce criticism and the repudiation which fellow-men will give to those who profess to be Christians, but live like sinners. Such men who take the place of belonging to CHRIST, but do not walk with the Lord are repudiated as Christian leaders. It is men who gather them, and men who burn them. This has nothing whatever to do with the salvation of the soul, nor with eternal conditions. It relates entirely to this life, and to the rejection which is given to a Christian leader who lives for the Devil.
Acts 2:3 (b) This may be taken as a symbol of the power and the anointing of GOD by the Spirit. This purging, cleansing power is for both saint and sinner, therefore the tongues are cloven. The Spirit of GOD convicts both the sinner and the Christian and He reveals the will of GOD to both.
1 Corinthians 3:13 (a) Here we find a type of the judgment and the discerning power of GOD at the Throne. By means of His piercing investigation and His thorough understanding, all that is not profitable to GOD will be burned up.
1 Corinthians 3:15 (a) People are saved by grace alone, with no reference of any kind to merit or to good works. There are those whose works after they are saved are not what they should be. Sometimes the works are really wicked, sometimes they are just injurious, and sometimes they are just of no value at all to GOD or man. Sometimes these works are works of charity, in which GOD is omitted, and therefore have no value to GOD. At the judgment throne, all such works are burned up. The person, however, is saved (by the skin of his teeth). He gets into Heaven because he trusted the Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the sacrifice of the Saviour made it possible for GOD to blot out his sins. He lives in Heaven with no crown, no reward, no works to his credit. He is there wholly on the basis of GOD's grace, but receives no reward for service rendered.
Hebrews 1:7 (a) The angels of GOD permit no foolishness nor pretext. They demand honesty and genuineness. Therefore, they are compared to flaming fire which destroys all dross, and leaves only that which has GOD's approval.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 (a) The Lord JESUS is described in this passage as returning to earth with omnipotent power, with holiness and purity. His presence will destroy every form of evil, wickedness and sin. His righteousness will take vengeance on the unrighteous sinners who had no use for Him on the earth. This will be a terrible day of judgment when sinners receive from the reigning CHRIST that just due which rebels should receive.
Hebrews 11:34 (a) This type reveals the severe persecution which was endured by faithful men of GOD in the Old Testament. (See Daniel 3:17).
James 3:6 (a) By this type there is revealed the destructive power of an evil tongue. The tongue of the ungodly, and sometimes the tongue of the godly, sears and injures the hearts, the souls and the lives of others. Words are sometimes like poisoned arrows. They injure and destroy those who hear them.
James 5:3 (a) This represents the terrible remorse that shall burn the heart and the soul of the one who rebels against GOD.
1 Peter 1:7 (a) Here is represented the persecution which is to be endured in the life of that one who will live godly in CHRIST JESUS. The world does not want him. Society will not receive him. The business world sneers at him.
Judges 1:23 (a) Probably the meaning of this is that there are those who are close to eternity, very near to being sent to hell. They are about through with this life. These are to be reached for the Lord, even though their lives have been wasted. Let us remember that in the Gospel work, as long as there is life there is hope.
Revelation 3:18 (a) The Lord is telling us by this picture that all the blessings which He is offering to us have been tested through the centuries, and are worthy of our complete trust.
Revelation 4:5 (a) The Holy Spirit is presented to us in this manner, both because of the illumination which He gives in a seven-fold manner, and also because of His power which is seen in seven ways. (See also Revelation 1:4).
Revelation 8:5 (c) This may represent the terrible judgment of GOD, and His fierce wrath against sin and sinners. He sends His angels to execute His decrees upon men. The mountains in verse Revelation 8:8 are a figure to represent the amount and the stupendous volume of the wrath of GOD which men must endure who reject him.
Revelation 9:17 (b) By this type there is probably conveyed to us some idea of the burning and destroying power of these messengers of GOD. The breastplate was for keeping GOD's servants from being injured. The fire from the mouth describes the withering power of their words as they spoke GOD's messages. (See also Revelation 11:5).
Revelation 15:2 (b) By this type is described the transparent judgments of GOD. There is no trickery or hidden evidence here. There is no hypocrisy in GOD's presence. GOD's fierce anger is displayed in all its justice, righteousness and purity.
Revelation 20:10 (a) This reference, as all other references to fire in hell indicates literal, actual fire. This is not a type. (see vss. Revelation 20:14-15: also Revelation 21:8. The fire described in Luke 16:24 is literal fire. Those who seek to spiritualize the word, and make it mean the "torment of a conscience" have no ground whatever for their philosophy).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Fire
God was early revealed in fire. The searching character of His righteous judgement was thus set forth, whether in the acceptance of good or the condemnation of evil. When Moses at Horeb approached the burningbush he was cautioned not to draw near, but to remove his shoes, for theground was holy. God spake to him out of the burning bush. Exodus 3:1-6 . On Mount Sinai "the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire." Exodus 24:17 . Moses declared to Israel, "The Lord thy Godis a consuming fire." Deuteronomy 4:24 . When Aaron began his ministrations in the tabernacle fire came out "from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat." Leviticus 9:24 : cf. 1 Kings 18:38 ; 1 Chronicles 21:26 ; 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 . Nadab and Abihu offered 'strange fire,' and fire went out from the Lord and consumed them. Leviticus 10:1,2 . Thus God manifested Himself in fire to Moses. He showed His acceptance of the sacrifices by fire from heaven; He vindicatedHis servant Elijah, when he stood alone against the prophets of Baal, by consuming the sacrifice, the wood and the stone, by fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:38 ); and He vindicated His own honour by fire, by destroying those who were disobedient in approaching to Him. The general idea in 'fire' is that of judgement.
In the N.T. it is repeated, "Our God is a consuming fire" (Hebrews 12:29 ), to consume the dross in the Christian, as gold is tried and purified in the fire; and to judge and punish the wicked with unquenchable fire; who are also described as being BAPTISED WITH FIRE. Matthew 3:11,12 . One of the most awful things connected with this word is the description of the place of eternal punishment as THE LAKE OF FIRE. Revelation 19:20 ; Rev.20:10,14,15. What mercy to be delivered therefrom!
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Fire (Send)
Lamentations 1:13 (a) The deep sorrow and trouble that filled the life of the prophet in the midst of a disobedient and hostile Israel is compared to the burning pain caused by the flame.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Fire (Pillars)
Revelation 10:1 (a) This seems to represent one who walks in a godly path in the presence of GOD, and stands firm for the truth of GOD.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Fire
Ever burning on the altar, first kindled, according to Jewish tradition, from heaven (Leviticus 6:9; Leviticus 6:13; Leviticus 9:24). But Scripture represents the altar fire as lighted naturally before this. Knobel observes the rule Leviticus 1:7, "the sons of Aaron shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire," must refer to the first burnt offering; the rule afterwards was to be that in Leviticus 6:13; Exodus 40:29; Leviticus 8:16; Leviticus 8:21-28; Leviticus 9:10; Leviticus 9:13-14; Leviticus 9:17; Leviticus 9:20. The heavenly fire in Leviticus 9:24 did not kindle the fuel but consumed the victim. So God testified His accepting sacrifices (Judges 6:21; Judges 13:19-20; 1 Kings 18:38; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:1; probably Genesis 4:4). Hence, the Hebrew for "accept" is "turn to ashes" (Psalms 20:3 margin).
The ever burning fire symbolized Jehovah's ever continuing sacrificial worship; so in the New Testament, Hebrews 13:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:17. This distinguishes it from the pagan idol Vesta's fire, the Magian fire, that of the Parsees, etc. The fires of Moloch and the sun god were nature worship, into which Sabeanism declined from the one God over all; the Jews often fell into this apostasy (Isaiah 27:9; 2 Kings 23:11-12). The "strange fire" (Leviticus 10:1) is generally explained common fire, not taken from the holy fire of the altar. But no express law forbade burning incense by ordinary fire, except the incense burned by the high priest in entering the holiest place on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:12), and probably the rule was hence taken as to the daily incense offering. They presented an incense offering not commanded in the law, apart from the morning and evening sacrifice.
Being an act of "will worship" it was "strange fire." Nadab and Abihu probably intended to accompany the people's shouts with an incense offering to the praise of God. The time and the manner of their offering were "strange" and selfwilled. So, the fire of the holy God (Exodus 19:18), which had just sanctified Aaron's service, consumed his two oldest sons. So the gospel that saves the humble seals death to the presumptuous (2 Corinthians 2:16; Colossians 2:23). (See AARON.) Fire by its pure, penetrating, all consuming agency, symbolizes the holiness of God which consumes sin as a thing that cannot abide in His presence (Hebrews 10:27; Hebrews 12:29). The risen Lord's "eyes are like a flame of fire" (Revelation 2:18; Revelation 2:23) "searching the reins and hearts." He shall come "in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that, know not God and obey not the gospel" (2 Thessalonians 1:8).
The flaming fire marked His manifestation in the bush (Exodus 3:2). Again the same symbol appeared in the pillar of cloud and fire (Exodus 13:21-22), in His giving the law on Sinai (Exodus 19:18); so at His second advent (Daniel 7:9-10; Malachi 3:2; Malachi 4:1; 2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:10). John the Baptist, as the last and greatest prophet of the Old Testament dispensation, declared of the Messiah, "He shall baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire," referring to His judicial aspect, "burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire" (Matthew 3:11-12). Fire also symbolizes the purifying of believers by testing dealings (Malachi 3:2), also the holy zeal kindled in them as at Pentecost (Acts 2; Isaiah 4:4). The same Holy Spirit. who sanctifies believers by the fire of affliction dooms unbelievers to the fire of perdition.
In 1 Corinthians 3:13-15, "every man's work ... the (judgment) day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is ... if any man's work shall be burnt, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire." As the "gold," "hay," etc., are figurative, so the fire. Not purgatorial, i.e. purificatory and punitive, but probatory; not restricted, as Rome teaches, to those dying in "venial sin," the supposed intermediate class between those entering heaven at once and those dying in mortal sin and doomed to hell; but universal, testing the godly and ungodly alike (2 Corinthians 5:10; Mark 9:49).
This fire is not until the last day, the supposed fire of purgatory is at death. The fire of Paul is to try the works, the fire of purgatory the persons, of men. Paul's fire causes loss to the sufferers, Rome's fire the supposed gain of heaven at last to those purged by fire. A Christian worker, if he builds converts on Christ alone, besides being saved himself, shall have them as his crown and special reward (2 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 2 John 1:8). But if his work be of unscriptural materials, that the fire will destroy, he shall lose the special "reward" of the work so lost, but himself shall be saved because in Christ, "yet so as by fire," i.e. having a narrow ESCAPE (Zechariah 3:2; Amos 4:11; Judges 1:23).
Webster's Dictionary - Elmo's Fire
See Corposant; also Saint Elmo's Fire, under Saint.
Webster's Dictionary - Ash-Fire
(n.) A low fire used in chemical operations.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Anthony's Fire, Saint
A form of erysipelas. Miraculous cures having been brought about by the intercession of Saint Anthony, whence the name. The Order of Canons Regular of Saint Anthony was founded, 1090, for the relief of those afflicted with this disease.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Furnace of Fire
FURNACE OF FIRE.—See Fire, p. 595a.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Fire
The term ‘fire’ is used literally to denote the familiar process of combustion, with its accompaniments of light and heat. In nearly all the passages in which it occurs from Acts to Revelation, it is used in a figurative sense. (1) A few of these have affinity with passages in the OT in which fire, as one of the most impressive of natural phenomena, is a form of the Divine manifestation. In some of the theophanies, in which fire is a prominent feature, it seems to express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e.g. Ezekiel 1:4; Ezekiel 1:27); in others it is a manifestation of Him in His character as Avenger or Judge (Exodus 19:16; Exodus 19:18, Psalms 18:8; Psalms 50:3, Isaiah 30:30). The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). (3) One of the most patent characteristics of fire is its destructiveness, with the inevitable effect of suffering in the case of all forms of organic being. The vivid and forcible appeal which it makes to the imagination is due to the acute sensations it produces in the physical organism by the combination of intense brightness with intense heat. Fire is thus fitted to serve as an appropriate symbol of the Divine judgment upon sin. The OT frequently applies imagery borrowed from this source to denote the punitive aspects of God’s nature, or punitive instruments employed by Him, and thus lays the basis for the use of similar imagery in the NT.
1. Fire as a form of Divine manifestation.-(a) In this section may be grouped passages in which fire is simply an indication of the Divine presence, or symbol of Divine attributes other than those specially displayed in the punishment of sin. (α) in Acts 2:3 one of the two outward manifestations attending the descent of the Spirit on the disciples seated in the upper room is compared with fire. The appearance of fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of tongues,’ symbolized by the tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. The reality corresponding to the appearance was the miraculous power of ecstatic utterance, now displayed for the first time, but afterwards a familiar feature in the worship of the Apostolic Chinch (Acts 2:4; cf. Acts 10:46 f, 1 Corinthians 14 passim). That the gift thus imparted had a Divine origin was certified by the visible accompaniment of fiery tongues.
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of fire (cf. Daniel 10:6. ‘his eyes as lamps of fire’). The flame-like eyes (Revelation 2:18; Revelation 19:12) are emblematic of the glance of omniscience, which penetrates the depth of the soul with its radiance, and reads the true meaning of the thoughts and actions. ‘All things,’ it is implied, ‘are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do’ (Hebrews 4:13; cf. Psalms 11:4, Proverbs 15:3).
(γ) ‘The seven torches (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘lamps’) of fire burning before the throne’ (Revelation 4:5) describe the Spirit of God in His manifold powers, ‘the plenitude of the Godhead in all its attributes and energies’ (Alford, ad loc), under the emblem of fire. ‘Fulness, intensity, energy, are implied in the figure, which reflects the traditional association (in the primitive mind) of fire and flame with the divinity, and especially with the divine purity or holiness’ (J. Moffatt, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Rev.,’ 1910, p. 379). There appears to be a reference also to the illuminating power of the Spirit, by which the prophets, with whom the apocalyptic writer identifies himself, were qualified for bearing their testimony, especially with regard to the future (Revelation 2:7; Revelation 4:2; cf. Revelation 19:10).
(b) Passages in which fire is an accompaniment of the Parousia.-(α) According to the rendering of 2 Thessalonians 1:7 f. in Authorized Version , fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. The Revised Version , mare accurately, separates the first clause of 2 Thessalonians 1:8, ‘in flaming fire’ from what follows, and connects it with 2 Thessalonians 1:7. The ‘flame of fire,’ an expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. Like the lightning, which is everywhere visible at the same time (Matthew 24:27), this feature is fitted to arrest the attention and impress the mind of all beholders.
(β) Literal fire is associated in 2 Peter 3:10-12 with the Parousia (‘the day of the Lord’) as the means by which the visible universe is to be destroyed. Once temporarily destroyed by the waters of the deluge, the earth and the heavens have been ‘stored up for fire’ (2 Peter 3:7) and now at the Coming of the Lord ‘the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat’ (v. 12). The old creation is to be dissolved, and pass away in the final world-conflagration which prepares the way for the advent of new heavens and a new earth. Other passages of Scripture anticipate that the present material order, having had a beginning, is destined to come to an end. They also foreshadow the emergence of a new order, free from the defects of the old, which is to be the future abode of the redeemed (Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22, Hebrews 12:26-28, Revelation 20:11; Revelation 21:1). In the NT these great cosmic changes are associated with the last Advent. In 2 Pet, alone are the means described by which the transition destined to result in a renovated universe is effected. It is to be by fire, which is the only agent adequate to the accomplishment of a destruction so thorough and complete. Science maintains that the end of the universe, as at present constituted, is to be brought about by the gradual loss of radiant heat. The steady reduction of temperature is to render the continuance of life on the planet impossible. Mayor (Ep. of St. Jude and Second Ep. of St. Peter, 1907, p. 209) suggests that this theory requires revision, in view of ‘the stores of energy in the chemical elements, and of the varieties of radiant energy to which attention has been prominently directed by the discovery of radium. But assuming the reasonableness of this conjecture, the passage under discussion sheds no light on the constitution of the new environment in which a spiritual body takes the place of a natural body (1 Corinthians 15:44).
2. Fire as a testing and purifying agent.-Fire and water are the two elements used for purification, and of the two, fire is the more drastic and searching. In the process of refining, fire is the means of separating the precious metals from dross or alloys (Zechariah 13:9). In the art of assaying, the same agent is employed for testing the quantity of gold or silver in ore or alloys.
(a) The use of fire for these purposes has led to the word being figuratively applied to the trials, especially in the form of severe persecutions, which the early Christians were called on to endure at the hands of their heathen oppressors (1 Peter 1:7). From the searching ordeal by fire, it was the Divine design that their faith might emerge, more precious than gold, thoroughly tested and approved as genuine. In a later passage (1 Peter 4:12) the extremity of their sufferings, arising from the same cause, is compared to a burning or conflagration (πύρθσις) by which character is tested and purified; and the sharp discipline they are undergoing is spoken of appropriately, considering its extreme severity, as judgment (κρίμα) already begun, from which the righteous escape with, difficulty (1 Peter 4:17 f; cf. 1 Corinthians 3:13).
(b) The figure is used in a somewhat similar manner to describe the judgment by which the work of Christian teachers is to be tested at the Parousia. ‘The day (of. Christ’s Second Coming) is to be revealed in fire’ (cf. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 f.), ‘and the fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is’ (1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Revised Version ). The fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are fire-proof. In the one instance, the skilful builder has the gratification of seeing his work survive, and himself rewarded. In the other, the unskilful builder has the mortification of seeing his work destroyed and his labour lost; and although he himself escapes, it is with difficulty, as one escapes from a burning house-‘saved, yet so as through fire.’ The picture presented is that of a general conflagration. It may have been suggested by ‘the conflagration of Corinth under Mummius; the stately temples standing amidst the universal destruction of the meaner buildings’ (A. P. Stanley, Epistles to the Corinthians2, 1858, p. 67). The main point of the illustration is not the purification of character, but the decisive testing of the difference between solid and worthless achievement. The fire is not disciplinary, and, needless to say, it contains no allusion to ‘purgatorial fire, whether in this or in a future life’ (J. B. Mayor, ‘The General Epistle of Jude,’ in Expositor’s Greek Testament , 1910, p. 276).
3. Fire as an instrument of Divine punishment.-(a) In this section may be grouped together passage in which fire is a symbol of God’s temporal judgments on human sin. Such passages have a close affinity with frequent references in the OT, in which God is represented ‘as surrounded by, or manifested in, fire, the most immaterial of elements, and at the same time the agency best suited to represent symbolically His power to destroy all that is sinful or unholy’. (S. R. Driver, Daniel [1], p. 85; cf. Genesis 15:17, Numbers 16:35, Psalms 50:3, Isaiah 30:27, Isaiah 33:14, Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 21:12, Ezekiel 21:31, Daniel 7:9 f., Amos 5:6; Amos 7:4).
(α) In accordance with this usage, fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian teachers (cf. Judges 1:4). There is no reference here to the fire of future judgment. There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity. Fleshly indulgence exposes those addicted to it to present penalties as well as to future ones, and it is from this perilous position that their rescuers are to snatch them hastily, and almost violently.
(β) Fire, as an image of God’s temporal judgments, appears in the symbolism of the Apocalypse. When the Church was engaged in a life-and-death struggle with Imperial Rome, her members regarded terrible visitations, in the shape of the three historic scourges, war, famine, and pestilence, as signs of the approaching end of the age and Christ’s Return. The NT Apocalyptist heightens the effect of the lurid pictures in which he forecasts the judgments impending on the enemies of Christ and His Church, by the introduction of fire, in one case literal, material fire, as a token of those judgments. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. Ezekiel 10:2). The horror which the countless host of horsemen is fitted to inspire, is intensified by the circumstance that fire and smoke and brimstone issue out of their mouths (Revelation 9:17 f.). In Revelation 14:18 it is the angel who has power over the fire-in this instance the symbol of Divine wrath-that brings the angel with the sickle the message that the vintage is to begin, because the world is ripe for judgment. The sea of glass before the Throne, by the side of which stand the victors in the conflict with the Beast, is flushed red with the fire of impending judgments-the seven last plagues which are the precursors of the downfall of Babylon (Revelation 15:1 f; Revelation 15:5 cf. Revelation 17:1).
(γ) Literal, material fire is the means by which the total and final destruction of the harlot-city, mystic Babylon, is effected (18 passim). Nero Redivivus and his Parthian allies, to whom the burning of the city is attributed, are only the human instruments in God’s hand for executing His judgment upon her (Revelation 18:20; Revelation 18:24; Revelation 19:2).
(δ) Supernatural fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9).
(β) Fire is the symbol of God’s future and final judgment on the wicked.-(α) In view of the near approach of the Parousia (Hebrews 10:37), those in danger of the wilful sin of apostasy from the Christian faith are reminded of the terrible consequences which await those succumbing to the great temptation-‘a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries’ (Hebrews 10:27 Revised Version ). The solemn reminder is repeated in connexion with the declaration that the present transient order of things must give place to the new and eternal order (Hebrews 12:27). In contrast with the material fire that manifested His presence at Sinai, God is Himself in His very essence what that consuming fire denoted-immaculate purity which destroys everything incompatible with it (Hebrews 12:20; cf. Deuteronomy 4:24).
(β) Outside the Synoptic Gospels, there is only one explicit reference to the penal fire of the future world as the fire of hell (Gehenna). The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the tongue, which is compared to a spark setting fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6).
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). According to the renderings of Authorized Version and Revised Version , which regard πυρός as grammatically depending on δἰκην, the burning of these cities is spoken of as still persisting. In favour of this idea Wisdom of Solomon 10:7 is cited, and appeal is made to the volcanic phenomena in the region of the Dead Sea as likely to suggest the continued existence of subterranean fire. Further confirmation of the idea is sought in the Book of Enoch (lxvii. 6f.), where it is said that ‘the valley of the angels burned continually under the earth.’ An alternative rendering to that of the Authorized Version and Revised Version , takes δεῖγμα with πυρός in the sense of ‘an example (or ‘testimony’) of eternal fire,’ the punishment which began with the destruction of the cities, and still continues, fitting them to serve as such example. Whichever view be taken, it is evident that the example, in order to be effective, must point to the fate which awaits the wicked after the Last Judgment. Whatever may be the condition of the impenitent between death and the Judgment, it is implied by the uniform teaching of the NT on the Last Things that the decisive sentence which determines their ultimate condition is not pronounced till the Last Judgment. The πῦρ αἰώνιον would have little relevancy to the warning which the passage seeks to enforce if that expression had no relation to future retribution. That being so, the much-debated question as to the meaning of αἰώνιος arises. ‘This verse,’ remarks Charles (Eschatology2, 1913, p. 413), ‘shows how Christians at the close of the first century a.d. read their own ideas into the OT records of the past. Thus the temporal destruction by fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by fire beyond the grave.’ The attempts made to substitute the expression ‘age-lasting’ for ‘eternal’ as the meaning of the Greek adjective, so as to prove that it does not imply the idea of unlimited duration, are not particularly convincing. ‘It is surely obvious,’ says Moffatt (British Weekly, 28 Sept. 1905), ‘that the NT writers assumed that the soul of man was immortal and that its existence beyond death, in weal or woe, was endless, when they used this term (αἰώνιος) or spoke of this subject. How else could they have conveyed what corresponded in their minds to the idea of “eternal”?’. It must be admitted, at the same time, that the term takes us out into a region where the categories of time and space do not apply, and where ‘objects ate presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature’ (A, Bisset, article ‘Eternal Fire,’ in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels vol. i. [2] p. 537:b; see the whole article for a thoughtful and temperate discussion of the expression ‘eternal tire’ in its eschatological bearings).
(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf. Revelation 13:8; Revelation 14:9 f.; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:8). The figure of ‘the lake of fire,’ otherwise described as ‘the lake of fire burning with brimstone,’ seems to have been suggested by a shallow pool (λἱμνη) of blazing; sulphur such as is sometimes found in volcanic districts. Nothing is said as to its locality. ‘Volcanic forces, indicating the existence of subterranean fire, might well lead the ancients to place their Tartarus and Gehenna in the under-world’ [3] 622). Swete (Apoc. of St. John2, 1907, p. 258) remarks that the conception o£ ‘the lake of fire’ may have already been familiar to the Asian Churches, and that ‘possibly it was a local expression for the γέεννα τοῦ πυρός which was familiar to Palestinian Christians.’ The expression does not occur in the apocalyptic writings, but in the Book of Enoch ‘the abyss or fire’ is the doom in store for the fallen angels in the Day of Judgment (x. 13; cf. xxi. 7-10), and in the Secrets of Enoch (x. 2), among the torments of ‘the place prepared for those who do not know God’ is ‘a fiery river’ The terse outline in the Apocalypse referring to the place of woe, appears in these writings as a finished picture filled in with elaborate details. The reference in the imagery to ‘fire and brimstone’ is evidently derived from the historical account of the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 19:24, mediated by passages such as Isaiah 30:33, in which Topheth is a symbol of God’s burning judgments, and Isaiah 66:24, in which the valley of Hinnom, with its fire continually burning, is the scene of final judgment on God’s enemies. In the interval between the close of OT prophecy and the time of Christ, the idea of penal fire, confined in the OT to the present world, was projected into the unseen world as an image of endless retribution. During this period the writers of the apocalypses sought relief from the glaring anomaly presented by the contrast between character and condition in the present life, by transferring the scene of rewards and punishments to the world beyond the grave. In accordance with this view-the view recognized throughout the NT-the enemies of God and Christ, who often escape His righteous judgments here, are reserved for the severer penalties of the world to come. There, deceivers and deceived together share, one common doom in ‘the lake of fire,’ which is identified in Revelation 20:14 with ‘the second death,’ ‘the nearest analogue [4] of Death as we know it here’ (Swete, op. cit. p. 274). ‘It is not certain,’ says Swete again, in his commentary on v. 10 (p. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the vision rather then to its eschatological teaching. But beyond a doubt St. John intends at least to teach that the forces, personal or impersonal, which have inspired mankind with false views of life and antagonism to God and to Christ will in the end be completely subjugated, and, if not annihilated, will at least be prevented from causing further trouble. From the Lake of Fire there is no release, unless evil itself should be ultimately consumed; and over that possibility there lies a veil which our writer does not help us to lift or pierce’
Literature.-articles ‘Eschatology of NT’ (S. D. F. Salmond) In Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , ‘Eternal Fire; (A. Bisset) ‘Eternal punishment’ (W. H. Dyson) in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels , ‘Eschatology’ (R, H. Charles), ‘Fire’ (T. K. Cheyne), ‘Theophany’ (G. B. Gray) in Encyclopaedia Biblica ; Commentaries on the relevant passage. For the meaning of αἰώνιος, and for the eschatological bearing of the passages. see H. Cremer, Bib.-Theol. Lex, of NT Greek3, 1880; F. W. Farrar, Eternal Hope, 1878, Mercy and Judgment, 1881; J. A. Beet, The Last Things, new ed. 1905: C. A. Row, Future Retribution, 1887; J. Stephen, Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography, 1907, Epilogue: A. Jukes, The Second Death and tin Restitution of All Things12, 1887.
W. S. Montgomery.
Webster's Dictionary - Rim-Fire
(a.) Having the percussion fulminate in a rim surrounding the base, distinguished from center-fire; - said of cartridges; also, using rim-fire cartridges; as, a rim-fire gun. Such cartridges are now little used.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Fire
Is one of the great elements in nature by which the Lord is pleased to carry on the purposes of his holy will in the kingdoms of his government. But in Scripture language it is used upon many occasions. JEHOVAH himself is compared to a consuming fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29) And agreeably to this, we find numberless appearances made of the divine presence in fire. To Moses at the bush, Exodus 3:2 at the giving of the law on Mount Siani, Exodus 19:18-19. To Isaiah in the vision, Isaiah 6:4. To Ezekiel at the river Chebar, Ezekiel 1:4. And to the beloved apostle John at Patmos, Revelation 1:14.
Add to these, the Lord is pleased to reveal himself under the similitude of fire, in several parts of Scripture. Thus the prophet Malachi describes Jesus in his priestly office as a refiner's fire. (Malachi 3:2) And John the Baptist, when drawing a comparison between the Lord and himself, in order to exalt his master, and set forth his own nothingness, saith, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." (Matthew 3:11)
And it is worthy of farther remark, that many manifestations of the Lord's, under the Old Testament, were made by fire. In the covenant manifestations to Abraham, it was the representation of a "smoking furnace, and a burning lamp." (Genesis 15:17-18) In the church in the wilderness, the going of the Lord before his people was under the form of a "pillar of fire." (Exodus 13:21) Yea, the unceasing representation of the Lord on the altar, was by the "holy fire that never went out." (Leviticus 6:13) And in short, the many manifestations made by fire of the Lord's presence and favour in the answers of the Lord to his servants, all shew the vast solemnity of the thing itself. (See Leviticus 9:24; Judges 13:19-20; 2 Chronicles 7:1; 1 Kings 18:38)
It must not be omitted either to observe, that the ministering spirits and servants of the Lord from the upper and brighter world, are frequently spoken of under the same similitude. The Lord is said to make "his angels spirits; and his ministers a flaming fire." (Psalms 104:4) And the Psalmist elsewhere speaks of the chariots of God as chariots of fire, when at the Lord's brightness that"was before him, thick clouds passed, hail stones, and coals of fire." (Psalms 18:10-12) And Daniel, in his lofty description, saith, that "a fiery stream issued, and came forth from before him." (Daniel 7:10) And Habakkuk also, "Before him (saith he,) went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet." (Habakkuk 3:5)
The word of God is compared also to fire. "Is not my word like a fire, saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" (Jeremiah 23:29) And hence, in allusion to the same, the Lord Jesus declares the purpose of his coming is to this effect. "I am come (saith Christ,) to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" (Luke 12:49) And one of the apostles declares that in the end of the dispensation of the gospel, "every man's work shall be tried by fire." (1 Corinthians 3:13)
And lastly, to mention no more, the torments of the damned are uniformly described in Scripture under the image of fire. Some of the most sublime, and at the same time most awful passages in Scripture, are made use of in the description. Moses introduces the Lord as speaking in this language. "A fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell; and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the nations." (Deuteronomy 32:22) And Isaiah, as if in contemplation of the horrors of this eternal fire, exclaims: "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" (Isaiah 33:14) And our blessed Lord adopts the same language in allusion to the same awful destruction of the wicked. He speaks of a worm that never dieth, and a fire that never is quenched. And this Jesus repeats three times, following each other, in the same chapter. (Mark 9:44-48) And in his solemn description of the last day, in the tremendous judgment of it, he hath already recorded the very words with which he will speak to the sinners. "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and all his angels." (Matthew 25:41) John also, more largely dwells upon the subject in his book of the Revelations. (See Revelation 20:1-15 throughout.)
Whether this fire is to be considered as the common, natural, and elementary fire, or whether the expressions are figurative, hath been the subject of much enquiry among persons whom the world hath been accustomed to call learned. But the world have sadly mistaken their name, in calling those learned who would fritter away the plain truths of Scripture into metaphor and figure. Indeed, nothing can more strongly mark the weakness of the human understanding, than the disputes which have been brought forward, in different ages of the church, by way of doing away the doctrine of the eternity of hell-torments. For unless men could persuade themselves, that God is not able to punish sin (of which the miseries and sorrows of the present life too plainly prove the contrary,) or that God will not make good his word in doing it (which his truth and veracity too awfully declare he will,) it matters not in what that punishment consists. Exactly suited to the deserts of sin, in every instance, we may be sure it will be. Too wise to err, too just: to do wrong, becomes a decided answer to all the indecent and unbecoming objections of unbelievers.
Here, therefore, let the faithful rest. The plain, the sure, the unalterable language of the word of God on this momentous point, is summed up in a few words.—"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." And at the same time it is said: "For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever." (Psalms 9:17-18) This is enough to ascertain the fact. The farther enquiry in what that hell for the wicked consists, or what will be the fulness of the Lord's remembrance to his poor and needy, both these points may be very safely left with him. The apostle Paul makes a full conclusion of the subject, for the exercise of faith to the church, and such as may be sufficient to answer all the cavils of men, until the whole comes to be realized. Speaking to the church concerning the unjust sufferings the people of God endure from the ungodly, he saith, "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus should be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe." (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Fire
Êsh (אֵשׁ, Strong's #784), “fire.” Cognates of this word occur in Ugaritic, Akkadian, Aramaic, and Ethiopic. The 378 occurrences of this word in biblical Hebrew are scattered throughout its periods. In its first biblical appearance this word, 'êsh represents God’s presence as “a torch of fire”“And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a [1] …” (Gen. 15:17). “Fire” was the instrument by which an offering was transformed into smoke, whose ascending heavenward symbolized God’s reception of the offering (Lev. 9:24). God also consumed people with the “fire of judgment” (Num. 11:1; Ps. 89:46). Various things were to be burnt as a sign of total destruction and divine judgment (Exod. 32:20).
“Fire” often attended God’s presence in theophanies (Exod. 3:2). Thus He is sometimes called a “consuming fire” (Exod. 24:17).
The noun 'êsh, meaning “an offering made by fire,” is derived from 'êsh.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Lake of Fire
See HELL.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Fire
God hath often appeared in fire, and encompassed with fire, as when he showed himself in the burning bush; and descended on Mount Sinai, in the midst of flames, thunderings, and lightning, Exodus 3:2 ; Exodus 19:18 . Hence fire is a symbol of the Deity: "The Lord thy God is a consuming fire," Deuteronomy 4:24 . The Holy Ghost is compared to fire: "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire," Matthew 3:11 . To verify this prediction, he sent the Holy Ghost, which descended upon his disciples, in the form of tongues, or like flames of fire, Acts 2:3 . It is the work of the Holy Spirit to enlighten, purify, and sanctify the soul; and to inflame it with love to God, and zeal for his glory. Fire from heaven fell frequently on the victims sacrificed to the Lord, as a mark of his presence and approbation. It is thought, that God in this manner expressed his acceptance of Abel's sacrifices, Genesis 4:4 . When the Lord made a covenant with Abraham, a fire like that of a furnace passed through the divided pieces of the sacrifices, and consumed them, Genesis 15:17 .
Fire fell upon the sacrifices which Moses offered at the dedication of the tabernacle, Leviticus 9:24 ; and upon those of Manoah, Samson's father, Judges 13:19-20 ; upon Solomon's, at the dedication of the temple, 2 Chronicles 7:1 ; and on Elijah's, at Mount Carmel, 1 Kings 18:38 . The fire which came down from heaven, first upon the altar in the tabernacle, and afterward descended anew upon the altar in the temple of Solomon, at its consecration, was there constantly fed and maintained by the priests, day and night, in the same manner as it had been in the tabernacle. The Jews have a tradition, that Jeremiah, foreseeing the destruction of the temple, took this fire and hid it in a pit; but that at the rebuilding of the temple, being brought again from thence, it revived upon the altar. But this is a fiction: and the generality of them allow, that, at the destruction of the temple, it was extinguished; and in the time of the second temple, nothing was made use of for all their burnt offerings but common fire only. The ancient Chaldeans adored the fire, as well as the old Persians, and some other people of the east. The torments of hell are described by fire, both in the Old and New Testament. Our Saviour makes use of this similitude, to represent the punishment of the damned, Mark 9:44 . He likewise speaks frequently of the eternal fire prepared for the devil, his angels, and reprobates, Matthew 25:41 . The sting and remorse of conscience is the worm that will never die; and the wrath of God upon their souls and bodies, the fire that shall never go out. There are writers who maintain, that by the worm is to be understood a living and sensible, not an allegorical and figurative, worm; and by fire, a real elementary and material fire. Among the abettors of this opinion are Austin, Cyprian, Chrysostom, Jerom, &c. The word of God is compared to fire: "Is not my word like a fire?" Jeremiah 23:20 . It is full of life and efficacy; like a fire it warms, melts, and heats; and is powerful to consume the dross, and burn up the chaff and stubble. Fire is likewise taken for persecution, dissension, and division: "I am come to send fire on earth,"
Luke 12:49 ; as if it was said, upon my coming and publishing the Gospel, there will follow, through the devil's malice and corruption of men, much persecution to the professors thereof, and manifold divisions in the world, whereby men will be tried, whether they will be faithful or not.
Webster's Dictionary - Knobbling Fire
A bloomery fire. See Bloomery.
Webster's Dictionary - Back Fire
(1):
A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel.
(2):
A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also, an explosion in the exhaust passages of such ah engine.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baptism With the Holy Ghost And With Fire
Matthew 3:11 ; Luke 3:16 . Christ is speaking in these places of the wheat and the chaff-the men who receive him and those who reject him. The former class shall be abundantly endued with the teachings and consolations of the Holy Spirit, but "the chaff-he will burn with fire unquenchable." Many here understand "fire" in the widest sense of purification: the purification of Christ's people by the destruction of the ungodly from among them, and their purification from sin by the discipline to which he subjects them. "He shall sit as a refiner's fire."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Saint Anthony's Fire
A form of erysipelas. Miraculous cures having been brought about by the intercession of Saint Anthony, whence the name. The Order of Canons Regular of Saint Anthony was founded, 1090, for the relief of those afflicted with this disease.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Fire
In Scripture, is often connected with the presence of Jehovah; as in the burning bush, and on Mount Sinai, Exodus 3:2 19:18 Psalm 18:1-50 Habakkuk 1:1-3:19 . The second coming of Christ will be "in flaming fire," 2 Thessalonians 1:8 . In the New Testament it illustrates the enlightening, cheering, and purifying agency of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 3:11 Acts 2:3 . By sending fire from heaven to consume sacrifices, God often signified his acceptance of them: as in the case of Abel, Genesis 4:4 ; Abraham, Genesis 15:17 ; Manoah, Judges 13:19-20 ; Elijah, 1 Kings 18:38 ; and at the dedication of the tabernacle and the temple, Leviticus 9:24 2 Chronicles 7:1 . This sacred fire was preserved by the priests with the utmost care, Isaiah 31:9 , in many ancient religions fire was worshipped; and children were made to pass through the fire to Moloch, 2 Kings 17:17 Jeremiah 7:31 Ezekiel 16:21 23:37 . The Jews had occasion for fires, except for cooking, only during a small part of the year. Besides their ordinary hearths and ovens, they warmed their apartments with "a fire of coals" in a brazier, Jeremiah 36:22-23 Luke 22:30 . The were forbidden to kindle a fire on the Sabbath, Exodus 35:3 a prohibition perhaps only of cooking on that day, but understood by many Jews even now in the fullest extent; it is avoided by employing gentile servants. Another provision of the Mosaic Law was designed to protect the standing corn, etc., in the dry summer season, Exodus 22:6 . The earth is to be destroyed by fire, 2 Peter 3:7 ; of which the destruction of Sodom, and the volcanoes and earthquakes which so often indicate the internal commotions of the globe, may serve as warnings.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Fire
is represented as the symbol of Jehovah's presence and the instrument of his power, in the way either of approval or of destruction. (Exodus 3:2 ; 14:19 ) etc. There could not be a better symbol for Jehovah than this of fire, it being immaterial, mysterious, but visible, warming, cheering, comforting, but also terrible and consuming. Parallel with this application of fire and with its symbolical meaning are to be noted the similar use for sacrificial purposes and the respect paid to it, or to the heavenly bodies as symbols of deity, which prevailed among so many nations of antiquity, and of which the traces are not even now extinct; e.g. the Sabean and Magian systems of worship. (Isaiah 27:9 ) Fire for sacred purposes obtained elsewhere than from the altar was called "strange fire," and for the use of such Nadab and Abihu were punished with death by fire from God. (Leviticus 10:1,2 ; Numbers 3:4 ; 26:61 )
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Passing Through the Fire
We read concerning Manasseh, (2 Chronicles 33:6) that "he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom." And it should seem, from the positive precept which the Lord gave by Moses to Israel to refrain from such horrid customs, that the thing itself was very common in the east, and of great antiquity. (See Leviticus 18:21) Indeed, even to the present hour, if we may give credit to modern historians, the funeral burnings which many make of themselves in honour to the dead, serve to shew that the minds of men are not by nature better than from the first.
We are told that there is still a custom observed in the east, where at an annual feast, called the Feast of Fire, many voluntarily engage to walk barefoot over a vivid fire of burning embers, and of great length. This horrid custom, at this dreadful fair, is kept for near three weeks, during which time the wretched creatures which engage to this service pass through the element when stirred up and quickened to burn more lively; and they who walk with the slowest pace are thought the highest of. When the carnival is finished, those who survive are crowned with flowers.
Oh, thou blessed Jesus! what unspeakable mercies hast thou bestowed upon thy people in bringing life and immortality to light by thy gospel! To what a deplorable state is our nature universally reduced by the fall; and how great are our privileges in the Lord in having raised up our poor nature from such gross ignorance and sin! See Moloch
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Lake of Fire
See HELL.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Fire
The term ‘fire’ is used literally to denote the familiar process of combustion, with its accompaniments of light and heat. In nearly all the passages in which it occurs from Acts to Revelation, it is used in a figurative sense. (1) A few of these have affinity with passages in the OT in which fire, as one of the most impressive of natural phenomena, is a form of the Divine manifestation. In some of the theophanies, in which fire is a prominent feature, it seems to express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e.g. Ezekiel 1:4; Ezekiel 1:27); in others it is a manifestation of Him in His character as Avenger or Judge (Exodus 19:16; Exodus 19:18, Psalms 18:8; Psalms 50:3, Isaiah 30:30). The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). (3) One of the most patent characteristics of fire is its destructiveness, with the inevitable effect of suffering in the case of all forms of organic being. The vivid and forcible appeal which it makes to the imagination is due to the acute sensations it produces in the physical organism by the combination of intense brightness with intense heat. Fire is thus fitted to serve as an appropriate symbol of the Divine judgment upon sin. The OT frequently applies imagery borrowed from this source to denote the punitive aspects of God’s nature, or punitive instruments employed by Him, and thus lays the basis for the use of similar imagery in the NT.
1. Fire as a form of Divine manifestation.-(a) In this section may be grouped passages in which fire is simply an indication of the Divine presence, or symbol of Divine attributes other than those specially displayed in the punishment of sin. (α) in Acts 2:3 one of the two outward manifestations attending the descent of the Spirit on the disciples seated in the upper room is compared with fire. The appearance of fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of tongues,’ symbolized by the tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. The reality corresponding to the appearance was the miraculous power of ecstatic utterance, now displayed for the first time, but afterwards a familiar feature in the worship of the Apostolic Chinch (Acts 2:4; cf. Acts 10:46 f, 1 Corinthians 14 passim). That the gift thus imparted had a Divine origin was certified by the visible accompaniment of fiery tongues.
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of fire (cf. Daniel 10:6. ‘his eyes as lamps of fire’). The flame-like eyes (Revelation 2:18; Revelation 19:12) are emblematic of the glance of omniscience, which penetrates the depth of the soul with its radiance, and reads the true meaning of the thoughts and actions. ‘All things,’ it is implied, ‘are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do’ (Hebrews 4:13; cf. Psalms 11:4, Proverbs 15:3).
(γ) ‘The seven torches (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘lamps’) of fire burning before the throne’ (Revelation 4:5) describe the Spirit of God in His manifold powers, ‘the plenitude of the Godhead in all its attributes and energies’ (Alford, ad loc), under the emblem of fire. ‘Fulness, intensity, energy, are implied in the figure, which reflects the traditional association (in the primitive mind) of fire and flame with the divinity, and especially with the divine purity or holiness’ (J. Moffatt, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Rev.,’ 1910, p. 379). There appears to be a reference also to the illuminating power of the Spirit, by which the prophets, with whom the apocalyptic writer identifies himself, were qualified for bearing their testimony, especially with regard to the future (Revelation 2:7; Revelation 4:2; cf. Revelation 19:10).
(b) Passages in which fire is an accompaniment of the Parousia.-(α) According to the rendering of 2 Thessalonians 1:7 f. in Authorized Version , fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. The Revised Version , mare accurately, separates the first clause of 2 Thessalonians 1:8, ‘in flaming fire’ from what follows, and connects it with 2 Thessalonians 1:7. The ‘flame of fire,’ an expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. Like the lightning, which is everywhere visible at the same time (Matthew 24:27), this feature is fitted to arrest the attention and impress the mind of all beholders.
(β) Literal fire is associated in 2 Peter 3:10-12 with the Parousia (‘the day of the Lord’) as the means by which the visible universe is to be destroyed. Once temporarily destroyed by the waters of the deluge, the earth and the heavens have been ‘stored up for fire’ (2 Peter 3:7) and now at the Coming of the Lord ‘the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat’ (v. 12). The old creation is to be dissolved, and pass away in the final world-conflagration which prepares the way for the advent of new heavens and a new earth. Other passages of Scripture anticipate that the present material order, having had a beginning, is destined to come to an end. They also foreshadow the emergence of a new order, free from the defects of the old, which is to be the future abode of the redeemed (Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22, Hebrews 12:26-28, Revelation 20:11; Revelation 21:1). In the NT these great cosmic changes are associated with the last Advent. In 2 Pet, alone are the means described by which the transition destined to result in a renovated universe is effected. It is to be by fire, which is the only agent adequate to the accomplishment of a destruction so thorough and complete. Science maintains that the end of the universe, as at present constituted, is to be brought about by the gradual loss of radiant heat. The steady reduction of temperature is to render the continuance of life on the planet impossible. Mayor (Ep. of St. Jude and Second Ep. of St. Peter, 1907, p. 209) suggests that this theory requires revision, in view of ‘the stores of energy in the chemical elements, and of the varieties of radiant energy to which attention has been prominently directed by the discovery of radium. But assuming the reasonableness of this conjecture, the passage under discussion sheds no light on the constitution of the new environment in which a spiritual body takes the place of a natural body (1 Corinthians 15:44).
2. Fire as a testing and purifying agent.-Fire and water are the two elements used for purification, and of the two, fire is the more drastic and searching. In the process of refining, fire is the means of separating the precious metals from dross or alloys (Zechariah 13:9). In the art of assaying, the same agent is employed for testing the quantity of gold or silver in ore or alloys.
(a) The use of fire for these purposes has led to the word being figuratively applied to the trials, especially in the form of severe persecutions, which the early Christians were called on to endure at the hands of their heathen oppressors (1 Peter 1:7). From the searching ordeal by fire, it was the Divine design that their faith might emerge, more precious than gold, thoroughly tested and approved as genuine. In a later passage (1 Peter 4:12) the extremity of their sufferings, arising from the same cause, is compared to a burning or conflagration (πύρθσις) by which character is tested and purified; and the sharp discipline they are undergoing is spoken of appropriately, considering its extreme severity, as judgment (κρίμα) already begun, from which the righteous escape with, difficulty (1 Peter 4:17 f; cf. 1 Corinthians 3:13).
(b) The figure is used in a somewhat similar manner to describe the judgment by which the work of Christian teachers is to be tested at the Parousia. ‘The day (of. Christ’s Second Coming) is to be revealed in fire’ (cf. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 f.), ‘and the fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is’ (1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Revised Version ). The fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are fire-proof. In the one instance, the skilful builder has the gratification of seeing his work survive, and himself rewarded. In the other, the unskilful builder has the mortification of seeing his work destroyed and his labour lost; and although he himself escapes, it is with difficulty, as one escapes from a burning house-‘saved, yet so as through fire.’ The picture presented is that of a general conflagration. It may have been suggested by ‘the conflagration of Corinth under Mummius; the stately temples standing amidst the universal destruction of the meaner buildings’ (A. P. Stanley, Epistles to the Corinthians2, 1858, p. 67). The main point of the illustration is not the purification of character, but the decisive testing of the difference between solid and worthless achievement. The fire is not disciplinary, and, needless to say, it contains no allusion to ‘purgatorial fire, whether in this or in a future life’ (J. B. Mayor, ‘The General Epistle of Jude,’ in Expositor’s Greek Testament , 1910, p. 276).
3. Fire as an instrument of Divine punishment.-(a) In this section may be grouped together passage in which fire is a symbol of God’s temporal judgments on human sin. Such passages have a close affinity with frequent references in the OT, in which God is represented ‘as surrounded by, or manifested in, fire, the most immaterial of elements, and at the same time the agency best suited to represent symbolically His power to destroy all that is sinful or unholy’. (S. R. Driver, Daniel [1], p. 85; cf. Genesis 15:17, Numbers 16:35, Psalms 50:3, Isaiah 30:27, Isaiah 33:14, Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 21:12, Ezekiel 21:31, Daniel 7:9 f., Amos 5:6; Amos 7:4).
(α) In accordance with this usage, fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian teachers (cf. Judges 1:4). There is no reference here to the fire of future judgment. There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity. Fleshly indulgence exposes those addicted to it to present penalties as well as to future ones, and it is from this perilous position that their rescuers are to snatch them hastily, and almost violently.
(β) Fire, as an image of God’s temporal judgments, appears in the symbolism of the Apocalypse. When the Church was engaged in a life-and-death struggle with Imperial Rome, her members regarded terrible visitations, in the shape of the three historic scourges, war, famine, and pestilence, as signs of the approaching end of the age and Christ’s Return. The NT Apocalyptist heightens the effect of the lurid pictures in which he forecasts the judgments impending on the enemies of Christ and His Church, by the introduction of fire, in one case literal, material fire, as a token of those judgments. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. Ezekiel 10:2). The horror which the countless host of horsemen is fitted to inspire, is intensified by the circumstance that fire and smoke and brimstone issue out of their mouths (Revelation 9:17 f.). In Revelation 14:18 it is the angel who has power over the fire-in this instance the symbol of Divine wrath-that brings the angel with the sickle the message that the vintage is to begin, because the world is ripe for judgment. The sea of glass before the Throne, by the side of which stand the victors in the conflict with the Beast, is flushed red with the fire of impending judgments-the seven last plagues which are the precursors of the downfall of Babylon (Revelation 15:1 f; Revelation 15:5 cf. Revelation 17:1).
(γ) Literal, material fire is the means by which the total and final destruction of the harlot-city, mystic Babylon, is effected (18 passim). Nero Redivivus and his Parthian allies, to whom the burning of the city is attributed, are only the human instruments in God’s hand for executing His judgment upon her (Revelation 18:20; Revelation 18:24; Revelation 19:2).
(δ) Supernatural fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9).
(β) Fire is the symbol of God’s future and final judgment on the wicked.-(α) In view of the near approach of the Parousia (Hebrews 10:37), those in danger of the wilful sin of apostasy from the Christian faith are reminded of the terrible consequences which await those succumbing to the great temptation-‘a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries’ (Hebrews 10:27 Revised Version ). The solemn reminder is repeated in connexion with the declaration that the present transient order of things must give place to the new and eternal order (Hebrews 12:27). In contrast with the material fire that manifested His presence at Sinai, God is Himself in His very essence what that consuming fire denoted-immaculate purity which destroys everything incompatible with it (Hebrews 12:20; cf. Deuteronomy 4:24).
(β) Outside the Synoptic Gospels, there is only one explicit reference to the penal fire of the future world as the fire of hell (Gehenna). The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the tongue, which is compared to a spark setting fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6).
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). According to the renderings of Authorized Version and Revised Version , which regard πυρός as grammatically depending on δἰκην, the burning of these cities is spoken of as still persisting. In favour of this idea Wisdom of Solomon 10:7 is cited, and appeal is made to the volcanic phenomena in the region of the Dead Sea as likely to suggest the continued existence of subterranean fire. Further confirmation of the idea is sought in the Book of Enoch (lxvii. 6f.), where it is said that ‘the valley of the angels burned continually under the earth.’ An alternative rendering to that of the Authorized Version and Revised Version , takes δεῖγμα with πυρός in the sense of ‘an example (or ‘testimony’) of eternal fire,’ the punishment which began with the destruction of the cities, and still continues, fitting them to serve as such example. Whichever view be taken, it is evident that the example, in order to be effective, must point to the fate which awaits the wicked after the Last Judgment. Whatever may be the condition of the impenitent between death and the Judgment, it is implied by the uniform teaching of the NT on the Last Things that the decisive sentence which determines their ultimate condition is not pronounced till the Last Judgment. The πῦρ αἰώνιον would have little relevancy to the warning which the passage seeks to enforce if that expression had no relation to future retribution. That being so, the much-debated question as to the meaning of αἰώνιος arises. ‘This verse,’ remarks Charles (Eschatology2, 1913, p. 413), ‘shows how Christians at the close of the first century a.d. read their own ideas into the OT records of the past. Thus the temporal destruction by fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by fire beyond the grave.’ The attempts made to substitute the expression ‘age-lasting’ for ‘eternal’ as the meaning of the Greek adjective, so as to prove that it does not imply the idea of unlimited duration, are not particularly convincing. ‘It is surely obvious,’ says Moffatt (British Weekly, 28 Sept. 1905), ‘that the NT writers assumed that the soul of man was immortal and that its existence beyond death, in weal or woe, was endless, when they used this term (αἰώνιος) or spoke of this subject. How else could they have conveyed what corresponded in their minds to the idea of “eternal”?’. It must be admitted, at the same time, that the term takes us out into a region where the categories of time and space do not apply, and where ‘objects ate presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature’ (A, Bisset, article ‘Eternal Fire,’ in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels vol. i. [2] p. 537:b; see the whole article for a thoughtful and temperate discussion of the expression ‘eternal tire’ in its eschatological bearings).
(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf. Revelation 13:8; Revelation 14:9 f.; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:8). The figure of ‘the lake of fire,’ otherwise described as ‘the lake of fire burning with brimstone,’ seems to have been suggested by a shallow pool (λἱμνη) of blazing; sulphur such as is sometimes found in volcanic districts. Nothing is said as to its locality. ‘Volcanic forces, indicating the existence of subterranean fire, might well lead the ancients to place their Tartarus and Gehenna in the under-world’ [3] 622). Swete (Apoc. of St. John2, 1907, p. 258) remarks that the conception o£ ‘the lake of fire’ may have already been familiar to the Asian Churches, and that ‘possibly it was a local expression for the γέεννα τοῦ πυρός which was familiar to Palestinian Christians.’ The expression does not occur in the apocalyptic writings, but in the Book of Enoch ‘the abyss or fire’ is the doom in store for the fallen angels in the Day of Judgment (x. 13; cf. xxi. 7-10), and in the Secrets of Enoch (x. 2), among the torments of ‘the place prepared for those who do not know God’ is ‘a fiery river’ The terse outline in the Apocalypse referring to the place of woe, appears in these writings as a finished picture filled in with elaborate details. The reference in the imagery to ‘fire and brimstone’ is evidently derived from the historical account of the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 19:24, mediated by passages such as Isaiah 30:33, in which Topheth is a symbol of God’s burning judgments, and Isaiah 66:24, in which the valley of Hinnom, with its fire continually burning, is the scene of final judgment on God’s enemies. In the interval between the close of OT prophecy and the time of Christ, the idea of penal fire, confined in the OT to the present world, was projected into the unseen world as an image of endless retribution. During this period the writers of the apocalypses sought relief from the glaring anomaly presented by the contrast between character and condition in the present life, by transferring the scene of rewards and punishments to the world beyond the grave. In accordance with this view-the view recognized throughout the NT-the enemies of God and Christ, who often escape His righteous judgments here, are reserved for the severer penalties of the world to come. There, deceivers and deceived together share, one common doom in ‘the lake of fire,’ which is identified in Revelation 20:14 with ‘the second death,’ ‘the nearest analogue [4] of Death as we know it here’ (Swete, op. cit. p. 274). ‘It is not certain,’ says Swete again, in his commentary on v. 10 (p. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the vision rather then to its eschatological teaching. But beyond a doubt St. John intends at least to teach that the forces, personal or impersonal, which have inspired mankind with false views of life and antagonism to God and to Christ will in the end be completely subjugated, and, if not annihilated, will at least be prevented from causing further trouble. From the Lake of Fire there is no release, unless evil itself should be ultimately consumed; and over that possibility there lies a veil which our writer does not help us to lift or pierce’
Literature.-articles ‘Eschatology of NT’ (S. D. F. Salmond) In Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , ‘Eternal Fire; (A. Bisset) ‘Eternal punishment’ (W. H. Dyson) in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels , ‘Eschatology’ (R, H. Charles), ‘Fire’ (T. K. Cheyne), ‘Theophany’ (G. B. Gray) in Encyclopaedia Biblica ; Commentaries on the relevant passage. For the meaning of αἰώνιος, and for the eschatological bearing of the passages. see H. Cremer, Bib.-Theol. Lex, of NT Greek3, 1880; F. W. Farrar, Eternal Hope, 1878, Mercy and Judgment, 1881; J. A. Beet, The Last Things, new ed. 1905: C. A. Row, Future Retribution, 1887; J. Stephen, Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography, 1907, Epilogue: A. Jukes, The Second Death and tin Restitution of All Things12, 1887.
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Fire - Fire, n. The radical sense of Fire is usually, to rush, to rage, to be violently agitated and if this is the sense of Fire, in coincides with L. In the popular acceptation of the word, Fire is the effect of combustion. The combustible body ignited or heated to redness we call Fire and when ascending in a stream or body, we call it flame. In this state it is said to be on Fire, or to contain Fire. When combustion ceases, it loses its redness and extreme heat, and we say, the Fire is extinct. We kindle a Fire in the morning, and at night we rake up the Fire. Anthracite will maintain Fire during the night. Newburyport and Savannah have suffered immense losses by Fire. The great Fire in Boston in 1711 consumed a large part of the town. Stars, hide your Fires! ...
5. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring Fire? Isaiah 33 . What Fire is in my ears? ...
8. He had Fire in his temper. And warm the critic with a poet's Fire. The God of love retires dim are his torches, and extinct his Fires. Ardor heat as the Fire of zeal or of love. When thou walkest through the Fire, thou shalt not be burnt. ...
To set on Fire, to kindle to inflame to excite violent action. Anthony's Fire, a disease marked by an eruption on the skin, or a diffused inflammation, with fever the Erysipelas. ...
Wild Fire, an artificial or factitious Fire, which burns even under water. It is called also Greek Fire. ...
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1. To set on Fire to kindle as, to Fire a house or chimney to Fire a pile. To inflame to irritate the passions as, to Fire with anger or revenge. To animate to give life or spirit as, to Fire the genius. To drive by Fire. To cause to explode to discharge as, to Fire a musket or cannon. Fire, ...
1. To take Fire to be kindled. To discharge artillery or Firearms. They Fired on the town
Burned - Consumed with Fire scorched or dried with Fire or heat baked or hardened in the Fire
Combustible - ) A substance that may be set on Fire, or which is liable to take Fire and burn. ) Capable of taking Fire and burning; apt to catch Fire; inflammable
Fire - ) Anything which destroys or affects like Fire. ) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to Fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge. ) To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to Fire the genius of a young man. ) To light up as if by Fire; to illuminate. ) To feed or serve the Fire of; as, to Fire a boiler. ) To drive by Fire. ) To take Fire; to be kindled; to kindle. ) To discharge artillery or Firearms; as, they Fired on the town. ) To set on Fire; to kindle; as, to Fire a house or chimney; to Fire a pile. ) To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to Fire pottery. ) The discharge of Firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy Fire. ) To cause to explode; as, to Fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to Fire a musket or cannon; to Fire cannon balls, rockets, etc
Balefire - ) A signal Fire; an alarm Fire
Furnace of Fire - FURNACE OF Fire. —See Fire, p
Burnt - ) Consumed with, or as with, Fire; scorched or dried, as with Fire or heat; baked or hardened in the Fire or the sun
Fire - God was early revealed in Fire. On Mount Sinai "the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring Fire. Moses declared to Israel, "The Lord thy Godis a consuming Fire. When Aaron began his ministrations in the tabernacle Fire came out "from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat. Nadab and Abihu offered 'strange Fire,' and Fire went out from the Lord and consumed them. Thus God manifested Himself in Fire to Moses. He showed His acceptance of the sacrifices by Fire from heaven; He vindicatedHis servant Elijah, when he stood alone against the prophets of Baal, by consuming the sacrifice, the wood and the stone, by Fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:38 ); and He vindicated His own honour by Fire, by destroying those who were disobedient in approaching to Him. The general idea in 'fire' is that of judgement. it is repeated, "Our God is a consuming Fire" (Hebrews 12:29 ), to consume the dross in the Christian, as gold is tried and purified in the Fire; and to judge and punish the wicked with unquenchable Fire; who are also described as being BAPTISED WITH Fire. One of the most awful things connected with this word is the description of the place of eternal punishment as THE LAKE OF Fire
Fiery - from Fire. Consisting of Fire as the fiery gulf of Etna. Hot like Fire as a fiery heart. Heated by Fire. Like Fire bright glaring as a fiery appearance
Burning - ) That burns; being on Fire; excessively hot; fiery. ) The act of consuming by Fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of Fire or heat; the state of being on Fire or excessively heated
Rim-Fire - ) Having the percussion fulminate in a rim surrounding the base, distinguished from center-fire; - said of cartridges; also, using rim-fire cartridges; as, a rim-fire gun
Scarefire - ) A Fire causing alarm. ) An alarm of Fire
Montgolfier - ) A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a Fire; a Fire balloon; - so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed and sent up a Fire balloon
Fire - But Scripture represents the altar Fire as lighted naturally before this. Knobel observes the rule Leviticus 1:7, "the sons of Aaron shall put Fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the Fire," must refer to the first burnt offering; the rule afterwards was to be that in Judges 13:19-2022; Exodus 40:29; Leviticus 8:16; Leviticus 8:21-28; Leviticus 9:10; Leviticus 9:13-14; Leviticus 9:17; Leviticus 9:20. The heavenly Fire in Leviticus 9:24 did not kindle the fuel but consumed the victim. ...
The ever burning Fire symbolized Jehovah's ever continuing sacrificial worship; so in the New Testament, Hebrews 13:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:17. This distinguishes it from the pagan idol Vesta's Fire, the Magian Fire, that of the Parsees, etc. The Fires of Moloch and the sun god were nature worship, into which Sabeanism declined from the one God over all; the Jews often fell into this apostasy (Isaiah 27:9; 2 Kings 23:11-12). The "strange Fire" (Leviticus 10:1) is generally explained common Fire, not taken from the holy Fire of the altar. But no express law forbade burning incense by ordinary Fire, except the incense burned by the high priest in entering the holiest place on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:12), and probably the rule was hence taken as to the daily incense offering. ...
Being an act of "will worship" it was "strange Fire. So, the Fire of the holy God (Exodus 19:18), which had just sanctified Aaron's service, consumed his two oldest sons. ) Fire by its pure, penetrating, all consuming agency, symbolizes the holiness of God which consumes sin as a thing that cannot abide in His presence (Hebrews 10:27; Hebrews 12:29). The risen Lord's "eyes are like a flame of Fire" (Revelation 2:18; Revelation 2:23) "searching the reins and hearts. " He shall come "in flaming Fire, taking vengeance on them that, know not God and obey not the gospel" (2 Thessalonians 1:8). ...
The flaming Fire marked His manifestation in the bush (Exodus 3:2). Again the same symbol appeared in the pillar of cloud and Fire (Exodus 13:21-22), in His giving the law on Sinai (Exodus 19:18); so at His second advent (Daniel 7:9-10; Malachi 3:2; Malachi 4:1; 2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:10). John the Baptist, as the last and greatest prophet of the Old Testament dispensation, declared of the Messiah, "He shall baptize with the Holy Spirit and with Fire," referring to His judicial aspect, "burning up the chaff with unquenchable Fire" (Matthew 3:11-12). Fire also symbolizes the purifying of believers by testing dealings (Malachi 3:2), also the holy zeal kindled in them as at Pentecost (Acts 2; Isaiah 4:4). who sanctifies believers by the Fire of affliction dooms unbelievers to the Fire of perdition. the (judgment) day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by Fire; and the Fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is . if any man's work shall be burnt, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by Fire. , are figurative, so the Fire. ...
This Fire is not until the last day, the supposed Fire of purgatory is at death. The Fire of Paul is to try the works, the Fire of purgatory the persons, of men. Paul's Fire causes loss to the sufferers, Rome's Fire the supposed gain of heaven at last to those purged by Fire. But if his work be of unscriptural materials, that the Fire will destroy, he shall lose the special "reward" of the work so lost, but himself shall be saved because in Christ, "yet so as by Fire," i
Fire - The invention of Fire antedates history, but no nation has yet been discovered which did not know the use of Fire. According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole Fire from Olympus, when Zeus denied it to immortal beings, and gave it to humans. The Bible does not explain the invention of Fire. Fire has been from early times the object of man's worship. Fire is a consistent element in the relationship of God with His people, often being used as an instrument of His power, either in the way of approval or destruction. The Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15:17 ), the appearance of the burning bush (Exodus 3:2 ), the pillar of Fire by night to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land (Exodus 13:21-22 ), and God's appearance in Fire on Mt. The appearance of Christ in John's vision (Revelation 1:14 ; Revelation 2:18 ), was with eyes “as a flame of Fire,” and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:3 ), was accompanied by “tongues like as of Fire. ” Fire is used often as a symbol of holiness and often equates the idea of God's presence with God's holiness. God Himself is compared to Fire not only to illustrate His holiness, but also to illustrate His anger against sin (Isaiah 10:17 ; Hebrews 12:29 ). ...
Our English word “purify” is a cognate of the main Greek word used in the New Testament for Fire. As such, it denotes one of the main metaphors of the use of Fire, namely as purification. God uses the Fire of experience to test us (Job 23:10 ). Ultimately all of our works done on earth in our lifetime will be tested “as by Fire” (1 Corinthians 3:12-15 ). ...
In the context of biblical religion, Fire was used to consume the burnt offerings and incense offerings. Fire was to be continually burning upon the altar as a visible sign of the continuous worship of God. If for some reason the Fire was extinguished, according to the Talmud, it was to be rekindled only by friction. If Fire was used for sacred purposes and obtained other than from the altar, it was called “strange Fire” (Leviticus 10:1-2 ), for which use Nadab and Abihu, two sons of Aaron, were punished immediately by divine execution. ...
The law prohibited any Fire to be kindled on the sabbath, even for cooking purposes (Exodus 35:3 ). Anyone kindling a Fire that caused damage to crops was compelled by law to make restitution (Exodus 22:6 ). ...
Fire is also used to symbolize: God's people victorious over all enemies (Obadiah 1:18 ); the word of God (Jeremiah 5:14 ); the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 4:4 ; Acts 2:3 ); the zeal of the saints (Psalm 39:3 ; Psalm 119:139 ); of angels (Hebrews 1:7 ); of lust (Proverbs 6:27-28 ); of wickedness (Isaiah 9:18 ); of the tongue (James 3:6 ); and of judgment (Jeremiah 48:45 ). ...
The final destiny of all the enemies of God is the “lake of Fire” (Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 ). The earth will be consumed by Fire (2 Peter 3:7-12 ). See Baptism of Fire ; Molech ; Lake of Fire
Burning - Consuming with Fire flaming scorching hardening by Fire calcining charring raging as Fire glowing. Combustion the act of expelling volatile matter and reducing to ashes, or to a calx a Fire inflammation the heat or raging of passion
Fire - God hath often appeared in Fire, and encompassed with Fire, as when he showed himself in the burning bush; and descended on Mount Sinai, in the midst of flames, thunderings, and lightning, Exodus 3:2 ; Exodus 19:18 . Hence Fire is a symbol of the Deity: "The Lord thy God is a consuming Fire," Deuteronomy 4:24 . The Holy Ghost is compared to Fire: "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with Fire," Matthew 3:11 . To verify this prediction, he sent the Holy Ghost, which descended upon his disciples, in the form of tongues, or like flames of Fire, Acts 2:3 . Fire from heaven fell frequently on the victims sacrificed to the Lord, as a mark of his presence and approbation. When the Lord made a covenant with Abraham, a Fire like that of a furnace passed through the divided pieces of the sacrifices, and consumed them, Genesis 15:17 . ...
Fire fell upon the sacrifices which Moses offered at the dedication of the tabernacle, Leviticus 9:24 ; and upon those of Manoah, Samson's father, Judges 13:19-20 ; upon Solomon's, at the dedication of the temple, 2 Chronicles 7:1 ; and on Elijah's, at Mount Carmel, 1 Kings 18:38 . The Fire which came down from heaven, first upon the altar in the tabernacle, and afterward descended anew upon the altar in the temple of Solomon, at its consecration, was there constantly fed and maintained by the priests, day and night, in the same manner as it had been in the tabernacle. The Jews have a tradition, that Jeremiah, foreseeing the destruction of the temple, took this Fire and hid it in a pit; but that at the rebuilding of the temple, being brought again from thence, it revived upon the altar. But this is a fiction: and the generality of them allow, that, at the destruction of the temple, it was extinguished; and in the time of the second temple, nothing was made use of for all their burnt offerings but common Fire only. The ancient Chaldeans adored the Fire, as well as the old Persians, and some other people of the east. The torments of hell are described by Fire, both in the Old and New Testament. He likewise speaks frequently of the eternal Fire prepared for the devil, his angels, and reprobates, Matthew 25:41 . The sting and remorse of conscience is the worm that will never die; and the wrath of God upon their souls and bodies, the Fire that shall never go out. There are writers who maintain, that by the worm is to be understood a living and sensible, not an allegorical and figurative, worm; and by Fire, a real elementary and material Fire. The word of God is compared to Fire: "Is not my word like a Fire?" Jeremiah 23:20 . It is full of life and efficacy; like a Fire it warms, melts, and heats; and is powerful to consume the dross, and burn up the chaff and stubble. Fire is likewise taken for persecution, dissension, and division: "I am come to send Fire on earth,"...
Luke 12:49 ; as if it was said, upon my coming and publishing the Gospel, there will follow, through the devil's malice and corruption of men, much persecution to the professors thereof, and manifold divisions in the world, whereby men will be tried, whether they will be faithful or not
Fire - Êsh (אֵשׁ, Strong's #784), “fire. In its first biblical appearance this word, 'êsh represents God’s presence as “a torch of Fire”“And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a [1] …” ( Fire” ( Fire,” is derived from 'êsh
Fire - One of the most arresting and suggestive metaphors in the Bible is that of Fire, a phenomenon common to all cultures ancient and modern and one that lends itself to a variety of imagery. The most prevalent term for Fire in the Hebrew Bible is es [1], the regular Greek translation of Hebrew es [2] in the Septuagint. ...
As a commonplace in ancient Israel, Fire obviously is to be taken literally in most of the several hundred references to it in the Bible. ...
Fire, as theophany of existence, communicates, first of all, the very presence of God. Here Fire is a manifestation of God himself, for Moses turned away from the sight "because he was afraid to look at God" (v. Similar to this is Yahweh's descent upon Mount Sinai "in Fire" (Exodus 19:18 ; cf. In the New Testament Paul describes the second coming of Christ as "in blazing Fire" (2 Thessalonians 1:7 ), an appearance that carries overtones of judgment as well as mere presence. Also akin to Old Testament imagery is John's vision of Jesus with eyes "like blazing Fire" (Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ), again in judgment contexts. However, a number of passages focus on Fire as synonymous with or in association with God's glory. For example, to the Israelites at Sinai "the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming Fire" (Exodus 24:17 ; cf. In visions of God in his glory in both Old and New Testaments, Fire is a regular phenomenon. ...
A special use of Fire imagery in the New Testament is that connected with baptism with Fire. John the Baptist predicted that Jesus would baptize "with the Holy Spirit and with Fire" (Matthew 3:11 ; cf. Then "tongues of Fire" rested upon those gathered in the upper room with the result that they "were filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:3-4 ). The Fire here is a manifestation of God, in the case of the Third Person of the Godhead, a theological conception unknown to the Old Testament. ...
Fire as theophany of action reveals God at work in a number of ways. One of the earliest and clearest of these ways is his appearance in a pillar of Fire that led the people of Israel out of Egypt and through the Sinai deserts. Another instance of God's use of Fire as an active manifestation of his presence is his sending Fire from heaven to consume sacrifices offered up to him on special and unusual occasions. Having blessed the people, Moses and Aaron witnessed the appearance of the glory of the Lord, a striking manifestation of which was Fire that "came out from the presence of the Lord" to consume the sacrifices already placed on the altar (Leviticus 9:23-24 ). Other examples of Fire as the expression of God's acceptance of offerings are those of Gideon (Judges 6:19-24 ) and of the father and mother of Samson (Judges 13:15-20 ). ...
Because of Fire's heat and destructive capacity, it frequently appears in the Bible as a symbol of God's anger and of the judgment and destruction that sometimes are extensions of that anger. The psalmist employs Fire as a simile for divine displeasure when he asks the Lord, "How long will your wrath burn like Fire?" (Psalm 89:46 ) Isaiah, referring to God's coming in judgment, sees him "coming with Fire" and bringing down his rebuke "with flames of Fire" (66:15). Jeremiah says in reference to the destruction of Jerusalem that Yahweh "poured out his wrath like Fire" (Lamentations 2:4 ). ...
In other passages, the anger of God is not only metaphorically represented by Fire, but Fire becomes a literal vehicle of his wrath. At Taberah in the Sinai desert Yahweh's "anger was aroused" and "fire from the Lord burned among" the people (Numbers 11:1 ). And the rebellion of Korah and his followers also resulted in many of them perishing by Fire, a manifestation of God's hot anger (Numbers 16:35 ; 26:10 ; Leviticus 10:2 ). A most impressive display of Fire as an instrument of judgment is the destruction of the messengers of Ahaziah of Israel who attempted to seize Elijah the prophet only to be struck with Fire "from heaven" (2 Kings 1:10,12,14 ). ...
The same imagery of Fire as a sign of God's anger and judgment continues in the New Testament. James and John asked Jesus whether or not they should invoke Fire from heaven in order to destroy the Samaritans (Luke 9:54 ). Paul speaks of Fire as a purifying agent capable of testing the quality of one's life and works (1 Corinthians 3:13 ). Most commonly, Fire is associated with the judgment of hell (Matthew 3:12 ; 5:22 ; 18:8-9 ; Mark 9:43,48 ; Luke 3:17 ; 16:24 ; Revelation 20:14-158 ; Jude 7 ; 1618165611_83 ), or with the destruction of the old heavens and earth in preparation for the new (2 Peter 3:10,12 ). Merrill...
See also Hell ; Judgment ; Judgment, Day of ; Lake of Fire ; Theophany ...
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Fiery - ) heated by Fire, or as if by Fire; burning hot; parched; feverish. ) Consisting of, containing, or resembling, Fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance
Fiery - 1: πυρόω (Strong's #4448 — Verb — puroo — poo-ro'-o ) "to set on Fire, burn up" (from pur, "fire"), always used in the Passive Voice in the NT, is translated "fiery" in Ephesians 6:16 , metaphorically of the darts of the evil one; "fire-tipped" would perhaps bring out the verbal force of the word. See BURN , Fire , TRY , Note (1). ...
Notes: (1) For Hebrews 10:27 , RV, see Fire (cp. , "a burning," as in Revelation 18:9,18 ), "a refining, or trial by Fire," see TRIAL
Fire - The sacrifices were consumed by Fire (Genesis 8:20 ). The ever-burning Fire on the altar was first kindled from heaven (Leviticus 6:9,13 ; 9:24 ), and afterwards rekindled at the dedication of Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles 7:1,3 ). The expressions "fire from heaven" and "fire of the Lord" generally denote lightning, but sometimes also the Fire of the altar was so called (Exodus 29:18 ; Leviticus 1:9 ; 2:3 ; 3:5,9 ). Fire for a sacred purpose obtained otherwise than from the altar was called "strange Fire" (Leviticus 10:1,2 ; Numbers 3:4 ). ...
The victims slain for sin offerings were afterwards consumed by Fire outside the camp (Leviticus 4:12,21 ; 6:30 ; 16:27 ; Hebrews 13:11 ). But on Sabbath no Fire for any domestic purpose was to be kindled (Exodus 35:3 ; Numbers 15:32-36 ). ...
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Punishment of death by Fire was inflicted on such as were guilty of certain forms of unchastity and incest (Leviticus 20:14 ; 21:9 ). ...
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In war, Fire was used in the destruction of cities, as Jericho (Joshua 6:24 ), Ai (8:19), Hazor (11:11), Laish (Judges 18:27 ), etc. ...
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Figuratively, Fire is a symbol of Jehovah's presence and the instrument of his power (Exodus 14:19 ; Numbers 11:1,3 ; Judges 13:20 ; 1 Kings 18:38 ; 2 Kings 1:10,12 ; 2:11 ; Isaiah 6:4 ; Ezekiel 1:4 ; Revelation 1:14 , etc. God's word is also likened unto Fire (Jeremiah 23:29 ). ...
The influence of the Holy Ghost is likened unto Fire (Matthew 3:11 ). His descent was denoted by the appearance of tongues as of Fire (Acts 2:3 )
Burn - To consume with Fire to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or Fire frequently with up as, to burn up wood. To expel the volatile parts and reduce to charcoal by Fire as, to burn wood into coal. To harden in the Fire to bake or harden by heat as, to burn bricks or a brick kiln. To scorch to affect by heat as, to burn the clothes or the legs by the Fire to burn meat or bread in cookery. To injure by Fire to affect the flesh by heat. To calcine with heat or Fire to expel the volatile matter from substances, so that they are easily pulverized as, to burn oyster shells, or lime-stone. To subject to the action of Fire to heat or dry as, to burn colors. To burn up, to consume entirely by Fire. ...
BURN, To be on Fire to flame as, the mount burned with Fire. To act with destructive violence, as Fire. Shall thy wrath burn like Fire? ...
4. To feel excess of heat as, the flesh burns by a Fire a patient burns with a fever. To burn out, to burn till the fuel is exhausted and the Fire ceases. A hurt or injury of the flesh caused by the action of Fire
Fireplace - ) The part a chimney appropriated to the Fire; a hearth; - usually an open recess in a wall, in which a Fire may be built
Hearth - ah (Jeremiah 36:22,23 ; RSV, "brazier"), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which Fire was kept in the king's winter apartment. kiyor (Zechariah 12:6 ; RSV, "pan"), a Fire-pan. moqed (Psalm 102:3 ; RSV, "fire-brand"), properly a fagot
Spark - A literal flame of Fire (Job 18:5 ) used in a figurative sense of a person's dying. It is used of sparks from a Fire (or “torches” NIV) in Isaiah 50:11 . See Fire
Kindle - To set on Fire to cause to burn with flame to light as, to kindle a Fire. To inflame, as the passions to exasperate to rouse to provoke to excite to action to heat to Fire to animate as, to kindle anger or wrath to kindle resentment to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame. KIN'DLE, To take Fire to begin to burn with flame. Fuel and Fire well laid, will kindle without a bellows
Burn - ) A hurt, injury, or effect caused by Fire or excessive or intense heat. ) To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of Fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block. ) To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on Fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever. ) To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of Fire or heat; to affect as Fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper. ) To be of Fire; to flame. ) To perfect or improve by Fire or heat; to submit to the action of Fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to Fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime. ) To injure by Fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to Fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass. ) To consume with Fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or Fire; - frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood
Ur - Fire
Eternal Fire - See Fire
Iri - Fire; light
Flame - See Fire...
Fire - There could not be a better symbol for Jehovah than this of Fire, it being immaterial, mysterious, but visible, warming, cheering, comforting, but also terrible and consuming. Parallel with this application of Fire and with its symbolical meaning are to be noted the similar use for sacrificial purposes and the respect paid to it, or to the heavenly bodies as symbols of deity, which prevailed among so many nations of antiquity, and of which the traces are not even now extinct; e. (Isaiah 27:9 ) Fire for sacred purposes obtained elsewhere than from the altar was called "strange Fire," and for the use of such Nadab and Abihu were punished with death by Fire from God
Ashbel - An old Fire
Buccan - ) To expose (meat) in strips to Fire and smoke upon a buccan. ) A wooden frame or grid for roasting, smoking, or drying meat over Fire
Zoroastrianism - Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee
Abi'hu - (Exodus 6:23 ) Being, together with his elder brother Nadab, guilty of offering strange Fire to the lord, he was consumed by Fire from heaven
Afire - ) On Fire
Strange Fire - STRANGE Fire
Lake of Fire - See Hell ; Eschatology ; Fire
Fireless - ) Destitute of Fire
Pyrolator - ) A Fire worshiper
Jehoash - Fire of the Lord
Esh-Ban - Fire of the sun
Fire - The second coming of Christ will be "in flaming Fire," 2 Thessalonians 1:8 . By sending Fire from heaven to consume sacrifices, God often signified his acceptance of them: as in the case of Abel, Genesis 4:4 ; Abraham, Genesis 15:17 ; Manoah, Judges 13:19-20 ; Elijah, 1 Kings 18:38 ; and at the dedication of the tabernacle and the temple, Leviticus 9:24 2 Chronicles 7:1 . This sacred Fire was preserved by the priests with the utmost care, Isaiah 31:9 , in many ancient religions Fire was worshipped; and children were made to pass through the Fire to Moloch, 2 Kings 17:17 Jeremiah 7:31 Ezekiel 16:21 23:37 . The Jews had occasion for Fires, except for cooking, only during a small part of the year. Besides their ordinary hearths and ovens, they warmed their apartments with "a Fire of coals" in a brazier, Jeremiah 36:22-23 Luke 22:30 . The were forbidden to kindle a Fire on the Sabbath, Exodus 35:3 a prohibition perhaps only of cooking on that day, but understood by many Jews even now in the fullest extent; it is avoided by employing gentile servants. The earth is to be destroyed by Fire, 2 Peter 3:7 ; of which the destruction of Sodom, and the volcanoes and earthquakes which so often indicate the internal commotions of the globe, may serve as warnings
Pyrogenous - ) Produced by Fire; igneous
Fireproof - ) Proof against Fire; incombustible
Fired - ) of Fire...
Pyrolatry - ) The worship of Fire
Askelon - Weight; balance; Fire of infamy
Knobbling Fire - A bloomery Fire
Esh-Baal - The Fire of the idol
Fire, Liturgical Use of - (1) As a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ, Fire (candles and lamps) is extinguished on Good Friday, and rekindled from a flint on Easter Eve. ...
(2) Prayers concerning the emission of liturgical Fire and light are part of the Candlemas and Holy Saturday liturgies
Liturgical Use of Fire - (1) As a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ, Fire (candles and lamps) is extinguished on Good Friday, and rekindled from a flint on Easter Eve. ...
(2) Prayers concerning the emission of liturgical Fire and light are part of the Candlemas and Holy Saturday liturgies
Castor And Pollux - See Saint Elmo's Fire, under Saint
Anthony's Fire - See Saint Anthony's Fire, under Saint
Pyromancy - ) Divination by means of Fire
Fring - ) of Fire...
Empyrosis - ) A general Fire; a conflagration
Enfire - ) To set on Fire
Kallai - Light; resting by Fire; my voice
Helena - Elmo's Fire, under Saint
Corposant - Elmo's Fire
Forestick - ) Front stick of a hearth Fire
Macartney - ) A Fire-backed pheasant. See Fireback
Josiah - The Lord burns; the Fire of the Lord
Fire - Fire
Elmo's Fire - See Corposant; also Saint Elmo's Fire, under Saint
Ash-Fire - ) A low Fire used in chemical operations
Accend - ) To set on Fire; to kindle
Eternal Fire (2) - ETERNAL Fire. In Matthew 18:8 βληθῆναι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον stands in contrast to εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ζωήν; and from Matthew 25:41 we learn that this eternal Fire, into which the wicked are to be cast, was prepared not for them but for the devil and his angels. In Matthew 18:9 the eternal Fire is identified with the Fire of Gehenna; and in Matthew 25:46 we have κόλασις αἰώνιος. In Matthew 3:12 and Mark 9:43 it is the unquenchable Fire (ἄσβεστον), and in Mark 9:48 Gehenna is the place of punishment where their worm dieth not, καὶ τὸ πῦρ οὐ σβέννυται. The wicked after their separation from the righteous (Matthew 13:42; Matthew 13:50) are to be cast into a furnace (κάμινος) of Fire. The idea of punishment by Fire comes from the OT. The destruction by Fire of Sodom and Oomorrah supplied the typical example, and it is frequently referred to as such (Deuteronomy 29:23, Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 13:19, Jeremiah 49:18, Amos 4:11, Wisdom of Solomon 10:7, 3 Maccabees 2:5; cf. A similar judgment is spoken against Edom (Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 34:10, where it is said that the Fire is eternal and will not be quenched). , are threatened with the Fire penalty. See for other examples of the unquenchable Fire, 2 Kings 22:17, Isaiah 1:31, Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 21:12, Ezekiel 20:47-48, Amos 5:6. According to Deuteronomy 32:22 the Fire of Jehovah’s anger reaches down to Sheol. The scene of this judgment is, in all probability, the Valley of Hinnom, regarded by the Jews as a place accursed on account of its Molech sacrifices; and the Fires which were kept burning, through which the victims passed, would readily suggest the idea of Gehenna and its eternal Fire. * [1] ...
In the Apocryphal writings the Fire penalty is extended without reserve to the future world, and in a greatly intensified form. For the impure angels and the faithless angelic rulers an abyss of Fire is prepared, in which, after the judgment, they will be tortured for ever (10:6, 13, 18:11, 21:7, 10, 54:6, 90:24, 25). They descend into ‘the flame of the pain of Sheol’ (63:10), or into the ‘burning Fire of Sheol’ (103:7, 8). Thus it appears that the NT ‘eternal Fire’ of Gehenna is anticipated in this book: the only difference being that, while in the NT the Fire prepared for the devil and his angels is identified with that into which wicked men are cast, in the Book of Enoch they are always distinguished. ...
Two questions arise regarding the nature of the eternal Fire. Is it material? And in what sense is it eternal?...
(1) In many OT passages, even where it is said that the Fire is unquenchable, and will burn for ever, material Fire is undoubtedly meant, for Fire is one of the physical agents which God commonly employs in His temporal judgments, and its burning for ever must refer to the lasting destruction which it effects. Sodom, Gomorrah, and Edom are given as examples of places on which the doom of eternal Fire fell, and they still bear its proof-marks. , where God’s anger or jealousy and man’s wickedness are said to burn like Fire. Nor can it be allowed in passages like Isaiah 66:24 if Cheyne’s interpretation is accepted; since undying worms, preying on souls or bodies that are being consumed by unquenchable Fire, is an impossible idea. ’ But the whole drift of His interpretation of prophetic language is at variance with the literal sense of the Fire penalty. If, as Christ tells us, the eternal Fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, it cannot be material Fire; for spirits cannot undergo physical torture. Augustine held that the Fire was material, and that spirits may be tortured by it, since it is always the mind and not the body that suffers, even when the pain originates in the body. He also suggests that devils may have bodies made of air, ‘like what strikes us when the wind blows, and thus be liable to suffering from Fire’ (de Cimt. Aquinas held that the Fire is material (Summa Theol. White inclines to the view that the wicked before extinction will be punished by material Fire (Life in Christ, p. 352),]'>[2] ...
Death by Fire was the severest penalty under the Jewish law, and as it was inflicted only for the most shameful sins (Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 21:9, Joshua 7:25), a peculiar infamy was associated with it. At the very least it signifies an ordeal of suffering analogous to that which Fire causes in the living tissues. To the question, How will the suffering be caused? Scripture gives only the figurative answer, ‘as by Fire. The agony of remorse, which sometimes overwhelms the sinner in this life, has been regarded as a foretaste of the eternal Fire. The pœna damni, or the consciousness of being for ever cut off from the sight of God, the only satisfying good, will be, it has been said, intense suffering as by Fire, when the distractions of the world have ceased to dazzle. Such expressions as ‘Depart into the eternal Fire,’ ‘shall be cast into the lake of Fire,’ etc. ’...
(2) Why is the Fire called eternal?—In Matthew 25:41-46 the adjective αἱώνιος is used with reference to ‘the Fire,’ ‘punishment,’ and ‘the life,’ and no satisfying reason has been given for saying that, as regards the first two, it means ‘time limited,’ and, as regards the last, ‘time unlimited. Eternal Fire, on the other hand, figuratively expresses the truth that, God’s nature being what it is, there must be, under any economy over which He presides, a provision for the adequate punishment of sin. The eternal Fire is such a provision, and, being eternal, it can be no mere temporary contrivance for tiding over an emergency, but must be the retributive aspect of the Divine holiness. God is, was, and ever shall be a consuming Fire in relation to sin unrepented of; this is His unchanging and unchangeable attitude. And similarly if, after ages of suffering, the wicked were to cease to be, it would, none the less, be true of them that they had been cast into the eternal Fire. , we have examples of what is meant by ‘suffering the doom of eternal Fire’; but this does not mean that ever since the Fire destroyed the cities their inhabitants have been enduring its pains. Eternal Fire may or may not mean everlasting suffering in it (see artt
Nadab - He offered incense to the Lord with strange Fire, that is, with common Fire, and not with that which had been miraculously lighted upon the altar, of burnt-offerings
Baptism With the Holy Ghost And With Fire - The former class shall be abundantly endued with the teachings and consolations of the Holy Spirit, but "the chaff-he will burn with Fire unquenchable. " Many here understand "fire" in the widest sense of purification: the purification of Christ's people by the destruction of the ungodly from among them, and their purification from sin by the discipline to which he subjects them. "He shall sit as a refiner's Fire
Heber Ghebre - ) A worshiper of Fire; a Zoroastrian; a Parsee
Touchy - ) Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take Fire
Mettled - ) Having mettle; high-spirited; ardent; full of Fire
Kindled - Set on Fire inflamed excited into action
Cucujo - ) The Fire beetle of Mexico and the West Indies
Four elements - The four basic elements of creation: Fire, wind, water, earth
Dismettled - ) Destitute of mettle, that is, or Fire or spirit
Salamandrine - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring Fire
Musketry - ) The Fire of muskets
Bellows - bulga An instrument, utensil or machine for blowing Fire, either in private dwellings or in forges, furnaces and shops. It is so formed as by being dilated and contracted, to inhale air by a lateral orifice which is opened and closed with a valve, and to propel it through a tube upon the Fire
Annihilator - ) One who, or that which, annihilates; as, a Fire annihilator
Pyromorphous - ) Having the property of crystallizing by the agency of Fire
Quenchless - ) Incapable of being quenched; inextinguishable; as, quenchless Fire or fury
Firer - ) One who Fires or sets Fire to anything; an incendiary
Adali'a - (a Fire-god ), the fifth son of Haman
Resoluble - ) Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by Fire
Store - , "storing"), with a view to help a special case of need, 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; said of the heavens and earth in 2 Peter 3:7 , RV, "have been stored up (for Fire)," marg. , "stored (with Fire)," AV, "kept in store (reserved unto Fire)
Kindle - 3), of "kindling a Fire. 1), is used of "lighting" a Fire in the midst of a court in Luke 22:55 (some mss. 1), is used (a) literally, in James 3:5 , "kindleth;" (b) metaphorically, in the Passive Voice, in Luke 12:49 , of the "kindling" of the Fire of hostility; see Fire , A (f)
Chassepot - ) A kind of breechloading, center-fire rifle, or improved needle gun
Cottrel - ) A trammel, or hook to support a pot over a Fire
Fire-Set - ) A set of Fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker
Fireball - ) A ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set Fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen. ) A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of Fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding
Fuel - Any matter which serves as aliment to Fire that which feeds Fire combustible matter, as wood, coal, peat, &c
Shere'Zer - (prince of Fire ), one of the people's messengers mentioned in ( Zechariah 7:2 )
Fireside - ) A place near the Fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement
Our - ) A Fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber
Our - ) A Fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber
Kindler - ) One who, or that which, kindles, stirs up, or sets on Fire
Burnt - Consumed scorched heated subjected to the action of Fire
Pin-Fire - ) Having a firing pin to explode the cartridge; as, a pin-fire rifle
High-Mettled - ) Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of Fire; as, a high-mettled steed
Tinder - ) Something very inflammable, used for kindling Fire from a spark, as scorched linen
Molech - ) The Fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch
Lighted - Kindled set on Fire caused to burn
Death, Second - Revelation describes the second death with the images of the lake of Fire (John 20:14 ) and a lake burning with Fire and sulphur (John 21:8 ). Some stress everlasting punishment in literal Fire
Kindle - ) To take Fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame. : To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to Fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame. ) To set on Fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings
Fire - The term ‘fire’ is used literally to denote the familiar process of combustion, with its accompaniments of light and heat. (1) A few of these have affinity with passages in the OT in which Fire, as one of the most impressive of natural phenomena, is a form of the Divine manifestation. In some of the theophanies, in which Fire is a prominent feature, it seems to express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e. The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic Fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of Fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). (3) One of the most patent characteristics of Fire is its destructiveness, with the inevitable effect of suffering in the case of all forms of organic being. Fire is thus fitted to serve as an appropriate symbol of the Divine judgment upon sin. Fire as a form of Divine manifestation. -(a) In this section may be grouped passages in which Fire is simply an indication of the Divine presence, or symbol of Divine attributes other than those specially displayed in the punishment of sin. (α) in Acts 2:3 one of the two outward manifestations attending the descent of the Spirit on the disciples seated in the upper room is compared with Fire. The appearance of Fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of tongues,’ symbolized by the tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. ...
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of Fire (cf. ‘his eyes as lamps of Fire’). ...
(γ) ‘The seven torches (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘lamps’) of Fire burning before the throne’ (Revelation 4:5) describe the Spirit of God in His manifold powers, ‘the plenitude of the Godhead in all its attributes and energies’ (Alford, ad loc), under the emblem of Fire. ‘Fulness, intensity, energy, are implied in the figure, which reflects the traditional association (in the primitive mind) of Fire and flame with the divinity, and especially with the divine purity or holiness’ (J. ...
(b) Passages in which Fire is an accompaniment of the Parousia. in Authorized Version , Fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. The Revised Version , mare accurately, separates the first clause of 2 Thessalonians 1:8, ‘in flaming Fire’ from what follows, and connects it with 2 Thessalonians 1:7. The ‘flame of Fire,’ an expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. ...
(β) Literal Fire is associated in 2 Peter 3:10-12 with the Parousia (‘the day of the Lord’) as the means by which the visible universe is to be destroyed. Once temporarily destroyed by the waters of the deluge, the earth and the heavens have been ‘stored up for Fire’ (2 Peter 3:7) and now at the Coming of the Lord ‘the heavens being on Fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat’ (v. It is to be by Fire, which is the only agent adequate to the accomplishment of a destruction so thorough and complete. Fire as a testing and purifying agent. -Fire and water are the two elements used for purification, and of the two, Fire is the more drastic and searching. In the process of refining, Fire is the means of separating the precious metals from dross or alloys (Zechariah 13:9). ...
(a) The use of Fire for these purposes has led to the word being figuratively applied to the trials, especially in the form of severe persecutions, which the early Christians were called on to endure at the hands of their heathen oppressors (1 Peter 1:7). From the searching ordeal by Fire, it was the Divine design that their faith might emerge, more precious than gold, thoroughly tested and approved as genuine. Christ’s Second Coming) is to be revealed in Fire’ (cf. ), ‘and the Fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is’ (1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Revised Version ). The Fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are Fire-proof. In the other, the unskilful builder has the mortification of seeing his work destroyed and his labour lost; and although he himself escapes, it is with difficulty, as one escapes from a burning house-‘saved, yet so as through Fire. The Fire is not disciplinary, and, needless to say, it contains no allusion to ‘purgatorial Fire, whether in this or in a future life’ (J. Fire as an instrument of Divine punishment. -(a) In this section may be grouped together passage in which Fire is a symbol of God’s temporal judgments on human sin. Such passages have a close affinity with frequent references in the OT, in which God is represented ‘as surrounded by, or manifested in, Fire, the most immaterial of elements, and at the same time the agency best suited to represent symbolically His power to destroy all that is sinful or unholy’. ...
(α) In accordance with this usage, Fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian teachers (cf. There is no reference here to the Fire of future judgment. There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the Fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity. ...
(β) Fire, as an image of God’s temporal judgments, appears in the symbolism of the Apocalypse. The NT Apocalyptist heightens the effect of the lurid pictures in which he forecasts the judgments impending on the enemies of Christ and His Church, by the introduction of Fire, in one case literal, material Fire, as a token of those judgments. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with Fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. The horror which the countless host of horsemen is fitted to inspire, is intensified by the circumstance that Fire and smoke and brimstone issue out of their mouths (Revelation 9:17 f. In Revelation 14:18 it is the angel who has power over the Fire-in this instance the symbol of Divine wrath-that brings the angel with the sickle the message that the vintage is to begin, because the world is ripe for judgment. The sea of glass before the Throne, by the side of which stand the victors in the conflict with the Beast, is flushed red with the Fire of impending judgments-the seven last plagues which are the precursors of the downfall of Babylon (Revelation 15:1 f; Revelation 15:5 cf. ...
(γ) Literal, material Fire is the means by which the total and final destruction of the harlot-city, mystic Babylon, is effected (18 passim). ...
(δ) Supernatural Fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9). ...
(β) Fire is the symbol of God’s future and final judgment on the wicked. -(α) In view of the near approach of the Parousia (Hebrews 10:37), those in danger of the wilful sin of apostasy from the Christian faith are reminded of the terrible consequences which await those succumbing to the great temptation-‘a fierceness of Fire which shall devour the adversaries’ (Hebrews 10:27 Revised Version ). In contrast with the material Fire that manifested His presence at Sinai, God is Himself in His very essence what that consuming Fire denoted-immaculate purity which destroys everything incompatible with it (Hebrews 12:20; cf. ...
(β) Outside the Synoptic Gospels, there is only one explicit reference to the penal Fire of the future world as the Fire of hell (Gehenna). The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the tongue, which is compared to a spark setting Fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6). ...
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal Fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). In favour of this idea Wisdom of Solomon 10:7 is cited, and appeal is made to the volcanic phenomena in the region of the Dead Sea as likely to suggest the continued existence of subterranean Fire. ’ An alternative rendering to that of the Authorized Version and Revised Version , takes δεῖγμα with πυρός in the sense of ‘an example (or ‘testimony’) of eternal Fire,’ the punishment which began with the destruction of the cities, and still continues, fitting them to serve as such example. Thus the temporal destruction by Fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by Fire beyond the grave. It must be admitted, at the same time, that the term takes us out into a region where the categories of time and space do not apply, and where ‘objects ate presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature’ (A, Bisset, article ‘Eternal Fire,’ in Dict. ...
(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf. The figure of ‘the lake of Fire,’ otherwise described as ‘the lake of Fire burning with brimstone,’ seems to have been suggested by a shallow pool (λἱμνη) of blazing; sulphur such as is sometimes found in volcanic districts. ‘Volcanic forces, indicating the existence of subterranean Fire, might well lead the ancients to place their Tartarus and Gehenna in the under-world’ [4] of Death as we know it here’ (Swete, op. From the Lake of Fire there is no release, unless evil itself should be ultimately consumed; and over that possibility there lies a veil which our writer does not help us to lift or pierce’...
Literature. Salmond) In Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , ‘Eternal Fire; (A. Charles), ‘Fire’ (T
Fire - The term ‘fire’ is used literally to denote the familiar process of combustion, with its accompaniments of light and heat. (1) A few of these have affinity with passages in the OT in which Fire, as one of the most impressive of natural phenomena, is a form of the Divine manifestation. In some of the theophanies, in which Fire is a prominent feature, it seems to express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e. The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic Fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of Fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). (3) One of the most patent characteristics of Fire is its destructiveness, with the inevitable effect of suffering in the case of all forms of organic being. Fire is thus fitted to serve as an appropriate symbol of the Divine judgment upon sin. Fire as a form of Divine manifestation. -(a) In this section may be grouped passages in which Fire is simply an indication of the Divine presence, or symbol of Divine attributes other than those specially displayed in the punishment of sin. (α) in Acts 2:3 one of the two outward manifestations attending the descent of the Spirit on the disciples seated in the upper room is compared with Fire. The appearance of Fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of tongues,’ symbolized by the tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. ...
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of Fire (cf. ‘his eyes as lamps of Fire’). ...
(γ) ‘The seven torches (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘lamps’) of Fire burning before the throne’ (Revelation 4:5) describe the Spirit of God in His manifold powers, ‘the plenitude of the Godhead in all its attributes and energies’ (Alford, ad loc), under the emblem of Fire. ‘Fulness, intensity, energy, are implied in the figure, which reflects the traditional association (in the primitive mind) of Fire and flame with the divinity, and especially with the divine purity or holiness’ (J. ...
(b) Passages in which Fire is an accompaniment of the Parousia. in Authorized Version , Fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. The Revised Version , mare accurately, separates the first clause of 2 Thessalonians 1:8, ‘in flaming Fire’ from what follows, and connects it with 2 Thessalonians 1:7. The ‘flame of Fire,’ an expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. ...
(β) Literal Fire is associated in 2 Peter 3:10-12 with the Parousia (‘the day of the Lord’) as the means by which the visible universe is to be destroyed. Once temporarily destroyed by the waters of the deluge, the earth and the heavens have been ‘stored up for Fire’ (2 Peter 3:7) and now at the Coming of the Lord ‘the heavens being on Fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat’ (v. It is to be by Fire, which is the only agent adequate to the accomplishment of a destruction so thorough and complete. Fire as a testing and purifying agent. -Fire and water are the two elements used for purification, and of the two, Fire is the more drastic and searching. In the process of refining, Fire is the means of separating the precious metals from dross or alloys (Zechariah 13:9). ...
(a) The use of Fire for these purposes has led to the word being figuratively applied to the trials, especially in the form of severe persecutions, which the early Christians were called on to endure at the hands of their heathen oppressors (1 Peter 1:7). From the searching ordeal by Fire, it was the Divine design that their faith might emerge, more precious than gold, thoroughly tested and approved as genuine. Christ’s Second Coming) is to be revealed in Fire’ (cf. ), ‘and the Fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is’ (1618165611_1 Revised Version ). The Fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are Fire-proof. In the other, the unskilful builder has the mortification of seeing his work destroyed and his labour lost; and although he himself escapes, it is with difficulty, as one escapes from a burning house-‘saved, yet so as through Fire. The Fire is not disciplinary, and, needless to say, it contains no allusion to ‘purgatorial Fire, whether in this or in a future life’ (J. Fire as an instrument of Divine punishment. -(a) In this section may be grouped together passage in which Fire is a symbol of God’s temporal judgments on human sin. Such passages have a close affinity with frequent references in the OT, in which God is represented ‘as surrounded by, or manifested in, Fire, the most immaterial of elements, and at the same time the agency best suited to represent symbolically His power to destroy all that is sinful or unholy’. ...
(α) In accordance with this usage, Fire is employed in Judges 1:23 to represent the present judgment which overtakes the second of the three classes enticed into licentious living by the antinomian teachers (cf. There is no reference here to the Fire of future judgment. There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the Fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity. ...
(β) Fire, as an image of God’s temporal judgments, appears in the symbolism of the Apocalypse. The NT Apocalyptist heightens the effect of the lurid pictures in which he forecasts the judgments impending on the enemies of Christ and His Church, by the introduction of Fire, in one case literal, material Fire, as a token of those judgments. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with Fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. The horror which the countless host of horsemen is fitted to inspire, is intensified by the circumstance that Fire and smoke and brimstone issue out of their mouths (Revelation 9:17 f. In Revelation 14:18 it is the angel who has power over the Fire-in this instance the symbol of Divine wrath-that brings the angel with the sickle the message that the vintage is to begin, because the world is ripe for judgment. The sea of glass before the Throne, by the side of which stand the victors in the conflict with the Beast, is flushed red with the Fire of impending judgments-the seven last plagues which are the precursors of the downfall of Babylon (Revelation 15:1 f; Revelation 15:5 cf. ...
(γ) Literal, material Fire is the means by which the total and final destruction of the harlot-city, mystic Babylon, is effected (18 passim). ...
(δ) Supernatural Fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9). ...
(β) Fire is the symbol of God’s future and final judgment on the wicked. -(α) In view of the near approach of the Parousia (Hebrews 10:37), those in danger of the wilful sin of apostasy from the Christian faith are reminded of the terrible consequences which await those succumbing to the great temptation-‘a fierceness of Fire which shall devour the adversaries’ (Hebrews 10:27 Revised Version ). In contrast with the material Fire that manifested His presence at Sinai, God is Himself in His very essence what that consuming Fire denoted-immaculate purity which destroys everything incompatible with it (Hebrews 12:20; cf. ...
(β) Outside the Synoptic Gospels, there is only one explicit reference to the penal Fire of the future world as the Fire of hell (Gehenna). The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the tongue, which is compared to a spark setting Fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6). ...
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal Fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). In favour of this idea Wisdom of Solomon 10:7 is cited, and appeal is made to the volcanic phenomena in the region of the Dead Sea as likely to suggest the continued existence of subterranean Fire. ’ An alternative rendering to that of the Authorized Version and Revised Version , takes δεῖγμα with πυρός in the sense of ‘an example (or ‘testimony’) of eternal Fire,’ the punishment which began with the destruction of the cities, and still continues, fitting them to serve as such example. Thus the temporal destruction by Fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by Fire beyond the grave. It must be admitted, at the same time, that the term takes us out into a region where the categories of time and space do not apply, and where ‘objects ate presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature’ (A, Bisset, article ‘Eternal Fire,’ in Dict. ...
(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf. The figure of ‘the lake of Fire,’ otherwise described as ‘the lake of Fire burning with brimstone,’ seems to have been suggested by a shallow pool (λἱμνη) of blazing; sulphur such as is sometimes found in volcanic districts. ‘Volcanic forces, indicating the existence of subterranean Fire, might well lead the ancients to place their Tartarus and Gehenna in the under-world’ [4] of Death as we know it here’ (Swete, op. From the Lake of Fire there is no release, unless evil itself should be ultimately consumed; and over that possibility there lies a veil which our writer does not help us to lift or pierce’...
Literature. Salmond) In Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , ‘Eternal Fire; (A. Charles), ‘Fire’ (T
Flint - ) A piece of flint for striking Fire; - formerly much used, esp. It is very hard, and strikes Fire with steel
Backlog - ) A large stick of wood, forming the back of a Fire on the hearth
High-Spirited - ) Full of spirit or natural Fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition
Phlogiston - ) The hypothetical principle of Fire, or inflammability, regarded by Stahl as a chemical element
Conflagration - ) A Fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning
Rapid-Firing - ) Capable of being Fired rapidly; - applied to single-barreled guns of greater caliber than small arms, mounted so as to be quickly trained and elevated, with a quick-acting breech mechanism operated by a single motion of a crank or lever (abbr. ) In the United States army, designating such a gun, whether using fixed or separate ammunition, designed chiefly for use in coast batteries against torpedo vessels and the lightly armored batteries or other war vessels and for the protection of defensive mine fields; - not distinguished from quick-fire. ) In Great Britain and Europe used, rarely, as synonymous with quick-fire. ), applied to all guns loading with the charge in bags, and formerly from quick-fire. Rapid-fire guns in the navy also sometimes include automatic or semiautomatic rapid-fire guns; the former being automatic guns of not less than one inch caliber, firing a shell of not less than one pound weight, the explosion of each cartridge operating the mechanism for ejecting the empty shell, loading, and firing the next shot, the latter being guns that require one operation of the hand at each discharge, to load the gun
Pyromantic - ) One who pretends to divine by Fire
u'ri-el - (the Fire of God ), an angel named only in u'ri-el - (the Fire of God ), an angel named only in Alarm - Sudden surprise with fear or terror as, the Fire or the enemy excited an alarm. Terror a sensation excited by an apprehension of danger, from whatever cause as, we felt an alarm at the cry of Fire
Gehenna - It became the scene of idolatrous rites by Fire as well as, it is thought, the place for burning refuse and the corpses of outcasts. The name is used invariably by Our Lord to designate Hell, the abode of the damned, where "the Fire is not extinguished" (Mark 9)
Fire - JEHOVAH himself is compared to a consuming Fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29) And agreeably to this, we find numberless appearances made of the divine presence in Fire. ...
Add to these, the Lord is pleased to reveal himself under the similitude of Fire, in several parts of Scripture. Thus the prophet Malachi describes Jesus in his priestly office as a refiner's Fire. (Malachi 3:2) And John the Baptist, when drawing a comparison between the Lord and himself, in order to exalt his master, and set forth his own nothingness, saith, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire. " (Matthew 3:11)...
And it is worthy of farther remark, that many manifestations of the Lord's, under the Old Testament, were made by Fire. " (Genesis 15:17-18) In the church in the wilderness, the going of the Lord before his people was under the form of a "pillar of Fire. " (Exodus 13:21) Yea, the unceasing representation of the Lord on the altar, was by the "holy Fire that never went out. " (Leviticus 6:13) And in short, the many manifestations made by Fire of the Lord's presence and favour in the answers of the Lord to his servants, all shew the vast solemnity of the thing itself. The Lord is said to make "his angels spirits; and his ministers a flaming Fire. " (Psalms 104:4) And the Psalmist elsewhere speaks of the chariots of God as chariots of Fire, when at the Lord's brightness that"was before him, thick clouds passed, hail stones, and coals of Fire. " (Habakkuk 3:5)...
The word of God is compared also to Fire. "Is not my word like a Fire, saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" (Jeremiah 23:29) And hence, in allusion to the same, the Lord Jesus declares the purpose of his coming is to this effect. "I am come (saith Christ,) to send Fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" (Luke 12:49) And one of the apostles declares that in the end of the dispensation of the gospel, "every man's work shall be tried by Fire. " (1 Corinthians 3:13)...
And lastly, to mention no more, the torments of the damned are uniformly described in Scripture under the image of Fire. "A Fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell; and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on Fire the foundations of the nations. " (Deuteronomy 32:22) And Isaiah, as if in contemplation of the horrors of this eternal Fire, exclaims: "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: who among us shall dwell with the devouring Fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" (Isaiah 33:14) And our blessed Lord adopts the same language in allusion to the same awful destruction of the wicked. He speaks of a worm that never dieth, and a Fire that never is quenched. "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting Fire, prepared for the devil and all his angels. )...
Whether this Fire is to be considered as the common, natural, and elementary Fire, or whether the expressions are figurative, hath been the subject of much enquiry among persons whom the world hath been accustomed to call learned. Speaking to the church concerning the unjust sufferings the people of God endure from the ungodly, he saith, "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus should be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming Fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe
Firecrest - ) A small European kinglet (Regulus ignicapillus), having a bright red crest; - called also Fire-crested wren
Saucepan - ) A small pan with a handle, in which sauce is prepared over a Fire; a stewpan
After Damp - An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of Fire damp in mines; choke damp
Vulcan - ) The god of Fire, who presided over the working of metals; - answering to the Greek Hephaestus
Sheshbazzar - (worshipper of Fire ), the Chaldean or Persian name given to Zerubbabel in ( Ezra 1:8,11 ; 6:14,18 ) [1]
Phlegethon - ) One of the principal rivers of Hades, in the channel of which Fire flowed instead of water
Pyrotechny - ) The use and application of Fire in science and the arts
Sepharvites - The inhabitants of Sepharvaim: they burnt their children in the Fire to their gods
Gomorrah - one of the five cities of the Pentapolis, consumed by Fire, Genesis 19:24 , &c
Tongue - I saw a terrible Fire some time ago, or rather I saw the reflection of it in the sky, the heavens were crimsoned with it. It burned a large manufactory to the ground, and the Firemen had hard work to save the buildings which surrounded it. That terrible Fire was kindled by a farthing rushlight! Some years ago, I saw the black ashes of what the night before was a cheerful farm-yard, with its hay-ricks, corn-stacks, stables, and cow-sheds; and lying about upon them were the carcasses of a number of miserable horses and bullocks, which had perished in the flames. All that was done by a Lucifer match! In America the Indians strike a spark from a flint and steel, and set Fire to the dry grass, and the flames spread and spread until they sweep like a roaring torrent over prairies as large as England, and men and cattle have to flee for their lives. 'Behold, how great a matter a little Fire kindleth!' And the tongue is a Fire! A few rash words will set a family, a neighborhood, a nation, by the ears; they have often done so
Red - Vestments of that color are used in Masses of the Holy Ghost, to remind us of the tongues of Fire which descended upon the Apostles, and of the Fire of charity, which is a gift of the Holy Ghost
Blazing - ) Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing Fire; blazing torches
Rizpah - (2 Samuel 21:10) Perhaps the name is taken from Ratzpa heat or Fire
Tourbillion - ) An ornamental Firework which turns round, when in the air, so as to form a scroll of Fire
Lake - See Revelation 19:20 21:8 , recalls the Fire and sea in which Sodom was consumed and swallowed up
Abihu - Soon after they entered upon their sacred duties, Nadab and Abihu were guilty of a violation of God's commands, respecting the manner of offering incense, and they were suddenly destroyed by Fire from heaven. They used strange, or common, Fire, instead of the sacred Fire which they were required to use from the altar of burnt offering
Abihu - Some have thought, that they were drunken, when they thus ministered in their priestly office; and so forgot to take the sacred Fire in their censers. " But it should rather seem, that it was the act of taking strange Fire which was their offence, and for which the Lord smote them. Strange Fire; not the Fire which was appointed, and which was always durning upon the altar: and which typified Christ's fiery sufferings
Bonfire - ) A large Fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement
Seggar - ) A case or holder made of Fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin
Touchhole - ) The vent of a cannot or other Firearm, by which Fire is communicateed to the powder of the charge
Back Fire - (1):...
A Fire started ahead of a forest or prairie Fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two Fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel
Back Fire - (1):...
A Fire started ahead of a forest or prairie Fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two Fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel
Battle Range - The range within which the Fire of small arms is very destructive
Archimagus - ) The high priest of the Persian Magi, or worshipers of Fire
Feu de Joie - A Fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy
Barbette - ) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to Fire over the parapet
Crepitate - ) To make a series of small, sharp, rapidly repeated explosions or sounds, as salt in Fire; to crackle; to snap
Empyrean - ) The highest heaven, where the pure element of Fire was supposed by the ancients to subsist
Ablaze - ) On Fire; in a blaze, gleaming
Molech - This is the Fire-god, 'the abomination of Ammon. Passing their children through the Fire might seem to imply that they were dedicated to the idol by being rapidly passed through a Fire without being burnt, and this may have been done, but some passages do not admit of this interpretation. Of the Canaanites it is said, "their sons and their daughters have they burnt in the Fire to their gods," Deuteronomy 12:31 ; and of Israel it is recorded, they have "caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the Fire, to devour them,
Abihu - They were consecrated to minister to the Lord as priests, yet on the first occasion of their exercising the priesthood for Israel they offered strange Fire, which the Lord had not commanded, and were smitten by Fire from God. Immediately before this we read that "there came a Fire out from before the Lord and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat. " Thatfire was never to go out, and doubtless the Fire Abihu should have used was the Fire that was upon the brazen altar, as is ordained in Leviticus 16:12
Enkindle - ) To set on Fire; to inflame; to kindle
Motorize - ) To substitute motor-driven vehicles, or automobiles, for the horses and horse-drawn vehicles of (a Fire department, city, etc
Water Engine - An engine to raise water; or an engine moved by water; also, an engine or machine for extinguishing Fires; a Fire engine
Chariot - A CHARIOT OF Fire and horses of Fire appeared when Elijah was carried up into heaven. When the king of Syria sought to take Elisha at Dothan he was protected by invisible chariots of Fire
Spiritual Warmth: How to Maintain it - Go near the Fire. 'Is not my word like a Fire?' How many cheering passages are there! 3
Abihu - On his death by Fire from heaven, in punishment for offering strange Fire, (See AARON above
Aventure - ) A mischance causing a person's death without felony, as by drowning, or falling into the Fire
Firebrand - A piece of wood kindled or on Fire
Affrighted - Suddenly alarmed with fear terrified followed by at or with, more generally by at as, affrighted at the cry of Fire
Consuming - The Lord thy God is a consuming Fire
Parados - ) An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet Fire; a traverse
Midfeather - ) A vertical water space in a Fire box or combustion chamber
Kinding - ) Materials, easily lighted, for starting a Fire
Pil'Dash - (flame of Fire ), one of the eight sons of Nahor, Abraham's brother by Iris wife and niece, Milcah
Flint, - It is extremely hard, and strikes Fire
Gomorrha - The city of the plain destroyed by Fire. And in allusion to the Fire of Gomorrha, the apostle Jude describes the sad ruin of sinners under the image of suffering eternal Fire. (2 Peter 2:6) And in the Revelations the everlasting torments of the damned are described by the same image, in reference to Sodom and Gomorrha—"in a lake that burneth with Fire and brimstone
Share'Zer - (prince of Fire ) was a son of Sennacherib, whom, In conjunction with his brother Adrammelech, he murdered
Dipyre - ) A mineral of the scapolite group; - so called from the double effect of Fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent
Firedrake - ) A worker at a furnace or Fire
Empyreal - ) Formed of pure Fire or light; refined beyond aerial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven
Broiled - 1: ὀπτός (Strong's #3702 — Adjective — optos — op-tos' ) "broiled" (from optao, "to cook, roast"), is said of food prepared by Fire, Luke 24:42
Adrammelech - Adrammelech (a-drăm'me-lĕk), splendor of the king, or Fire king. They made their children pass through the Fire in honor of this deity, and of another called Anammelech, "image of the king
Nadab - 9) he and Abihu perished ( Leviticus 10:1-2 , Numbers 3:4 ; Numbers 26:61 , 1 Chronicles 24:2 ) for offering ‘ strange Fire . It is often suggested that ‘strange’ Fire means Fire taken from a common source instead of from the altar (cf
Nadab - He and Abihu were consumed by a Fire from the Lord because they offered “strange Fire” to God. Possibly they did not use Fire from the recognized altar, perhaps offering to foreign gods (Numbers 3:4 )
Coal - Fires were seldom needed for warmth, and were as a rule used only for the cooking of food: the Fire named in John 18:18 was in the night; food was cooked by charcoal or by warming the ovens with any vegetable refuse. ...
Heaping coals of Fire on an enemy's head by kindness (Proverbs 25:21,22 ; Romans 12:20 ) becomes a test to him (as metal is tested by the Fire), the kindness shown him will either bring about contrition and friendship, or harden him yet the more
Nadab - He and Abihu were consumed by a Fire from the Lord because they offered “strange Fire” to God. Possibly they did not use Fire from the recognized altar, perhaps offering to foreign gods (Numbers 3:4 )
Bete - ) To renew or enkindle (a Fire)
Shal'Man - (fire-worshipper ), a contraction for Shalmaneser king of Assyria
Annister - ) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with Fire clay; - used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads
Hoecake - ) A cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the Fire or in the ashes; - so called because often cooked on a hoe
Lumachella - It is also called Fire marble, from its fiery reflections
Fire-Fanged - ) Injured as by Fire; burned; - said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue in consequence of heat generated by decomposition
Fere - ) Fire
Tuyere - ) A nozzle, mouthpiece, or fixture through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the Fire of a forge
Taberah - Burning, so named on account of the Fire which fell upon the Israelites for their murmings while encamped here, Numbers 11:1-3 Deuteronomy 9:22
Flint - It is very hard, strikes Fire with steel, and is an ingredient in glass. A piece of the above described stone used in Firearms to strike Fire
Shirred - ) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the Fire; - said of eggs
Coal - When burning or ignited, it is called a live coal, or burning coal, or coal of Fire. When the Fire is extinct, it is called charcoal. In the language of chimists, any substance containing oil, which has been exposed to a Fire in a close vessel, so that its volatile matter is expelled, and it can sustain a red heat without further decomposition
Roast - , by heat, as before the Fire or in an oven. ) To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a Fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the Fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven
Abihu - the son of Aaron, the high priest, was consumed, together with his brother Nadab, by Fire sent front God, because he had offered incense with strange Fire, instead of taking it from the altar, Leviticus 10:1-2 . Some commentators believe that this Fire proceeded from the altar of burnt-offerings; others, that it came from the altar of incense. Several interpreters, as the Rabbins, Lyra, Cajetan, and others, are of opinion, that Nadab and Abihu were overtaken with wine, and so forgot to take the sacred Fire in their censers
Base-Burner - ) A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the Fire as the lower stratum is consumed
Epaulement - ) A side work, made of gabions, fascines, or bags, filled with earth, or of earth heaped up, to afford cover from the flanking Fire of an enemy
Burner - ) One who, or that which, burns or sets Fire to anything
Pyr - Combining forms designating Fire or heat; specifically (Chem
Kolaiah - Father of Ahab the false prophet 'whom the king of Babylon roasted in the Fire
Monitor Nozzle - A nozzle capable of turning completely round in a horizontal plane and having a limited play in a vertical plane, used in hydraulic mining, Fire-extinguishing apparatus, etc
Admah - One of the four cities in the plain of Siddim, destroyed by Fire from heaven and covered by the Dead Sea, Genesis 14:2 ; 19:24,25 ; Hosea 11:8
Counterguard - ) A low outwork before a bastion or ravelin, consisting of two lines of rampart parallel to the faces of the bastion, and protecting them from a breaching Fire
Hastener - ) That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the Fire to meat while roasting before it
Rousing - ) Very great; violent; astounding; as, a rousing Fire; a rousing lie
Seraph - �burning one�) a category of the ministering angels, given this name because they are characterized by a love for G-d which consumes like Fire seraphim, groups of angels...
Pothook - ) An S-shaped hook on which pots and kettles are hung over an open Fire
Jinnee - ) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of Fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms
Lightwood - ) Pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States; pine knots, dry sticks, and the like, for kindling a Fire quickly or making a blaze
Pain - ...
Pain of loss results:
in Hell, from the eternal loss of God, whose possession alone in the Beatific Vision can completely satisfy the desire of intelligent beings for happiness
in Purgatory, from the temporary deprivation of Him, whom the soul realizes to be the source of all happiness
in Limbo there will be no subjective pain of loss (not an article of faith, but the opinion of Saint Thomas
Pain of sense principally consists in the torment of Fire. The nature of this Fire is not known
Bellows - Instrument that blows air on a Fire making it burn hotter. God's people remained like impure metal despite the fact that the bellows had blown fiercely on the Fire making it hot enough to consume lead
Bellows - Instead of 'the bellows are burned,' some prefer to translate 'the bellows puff, or blow, and the lead is consumed in the Fire,' lead being formerly used to purify silver. Bellows are seen on the monuments of Egypt, having two bags on which a man stands; by lifting up each foot alternately, and pulling a string, each bag is inflated, and the wind is forced to the Fire as the foot descends
Flame - ) A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming Fire; a blaze; a Fire
Abihu - He and his brother Nadab offered “strange Fire” before God (Leviticus 10:1-22 ). God's Fire consumed them
Engine - In mechanics, a compound machine, or artificial instrument, composed of different parts, and intended to produce some effect by the help of the mechanical powers as a pump, a windlas, a capstan, a Fire engine, a steam engine. A machine for throwing water to extinguish Fire
Coals - , "anthracite,") is used in the plural in Romans 12:20 , metaphorically in a proverbial expression, "thou shalt heap coals of Fire on his head" (from Proverbs 25:22 ), signifying retribution by kindness, i. 1, is "a heap of burning coals, or a charcoal Fire," John 18:18 ; 21:9
Taberah - Burning, a place in the wilderness of Paran, where the "fire of the Lord" consumed the murmuring Israelites (Numbers 11:3 ; Deuteronomy 9:22 )
Target - A mark for the artillery to Fire at in their practice
Sizzle - ) A hissing sound, as of something frying over a Fire
Trivet - ) A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially, a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the Fire; a tripod
Nadab - They were immediately consumed by a heavenly Fire
Pyroscope - ) An instrument for measuring the intensity of heat radiating from a Fire, or the cooling influence of bodies
Fireman - ) A man who tends the Fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker. ) A man whose business is to extinguish Fires in towns; a member of a Fire company
Abihu - They were immediately consumed by a heavenly Fire
Cremate - ) To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of Fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it
Consume - ) To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or Fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour
Zalmon, Mount - Place near Shechem from whence Abimelech brought boughs of trees with which he destroyed the Shechemites by Fire
Vickers-Maxim Gun - One of a system of ordnance, including machine, quick-fire, coast, and field guns, of all calibers, manufactured by the combined firms of Vickers' Sons of Sheffield and Maxim of Birmingham and elsewhere, England
Pabulum - ) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a Fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum
Abbey, Saint Meinrad's - Destroyed by Fire in 1887 and rebuilt by Fintan Mundwiler
Sagger - ) A pot or case of Fire clay, in which fine stoneware is inclosed while baking in the kiln; a seggar
Saint Meinrad's Abbey - Destroyed by Fire in 1887 and rebuilt by Fintan Mundwiler
Salt (2) - The words in the text thus adjusted (πᾶς γὰρ πυρὶ ἁλισθήσεται) have been translated ‘for every one shall be salted for the Fire’ (Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, ii. 121), and ‘for every one shall be salted with Fire’ (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ). The latter is almost certainly the right translation, since ‘with Fire’ (πυρί) takes the place of ‘with salt’ (ἁλί), as indicating the new spiritual element which was to be present in the sacrificial life of the disciples. In the old economy every sacrifice was to be salted with salt, and would not be accepted without it; so in the new economy, the ‘living sacrifice’ of the Christian disciple will not be rightly prepared without the ‘fire’ which alone makes it acceptable. As the old sacrifices were prepared with salt, so the new sacrifices must be prepared with Fire. The Fire is most probably to be interpreted as the Fire of judgment, as in the verse immediately preceding (‘where their worm dieth not and their Fire is not quenched,’ Mark 9:48). There is a twofold judgment by Fire. The previous context interprets the personal, salutary judgment by Fire, by which the life is to he prepared as an acceptable sacrifice: ‘If thy hand offend thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the Fire that never shall be quenched’ (cf. ) interprets the lire of the Christian life as the Holy Spirit, but Fire as a symbol of the Spirit is not found in Mark
Quench, Unquenchable - A — 1: σβέννυμι (Strong's #4570 — Verb — sbennumi — sben'-noo-mee ) is used (a) of "quenching" Fire or things on Fire, Matthew 12:20 , quoted from Isaiah 42:3 , figurative of the condition of the feeble; Hebrews 11:34 ; in the Passive Voice, Matthew 25:8 , of torches (see LAMP), RV , "are going out," lit. in Mark 9:44,46 ); (b) metaphorically, of "quenching" the Fire-tipped darts of the evil one, Ephesians 6:16 ; of "quenching" the Spirit, by hindering His operations in oral testimony in the church gatherings of believers, 1 Thessalonians 5:19 . ...
B — 1: ἄσβεστος (Strong's #762 — Adjective — asbestos — as'-bes-tos ) "not quenched" (a, negative, and A), is used of the doom of persons described figuratively as "chaff," Matthew 3:12 ; Luke 3:17 , "unquenchable;" of the Fire of Gehenna (see HELL), Mark 9:43 , RV , "unquenchable Fire" (in some mss
Firework - ) A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored Fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of Fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in Fire, often variously colored. The skyrocket is a common form of Firework
Hinnom - VALLEY OF, called also Tophet, and by the Greeks Gehenna, a small valley on the south-east of Jerusalem, at the foot of Mount Zion, where the Canaanites, and afterward the Israelites, sacrificed their children to the idol Moloch, by making them "pass through the Fire," or burning them. Ge Hinnom, or "The Valley of Hinnom," from which the Greeks framed their Gehenna, is sometimes used in Scripture to denote hell or hell Fire
Autokinetic System - In Fire-alarm telegraphy, a system so arranged that when one alarm is being transmitted, no other alarm, sent in from another point, will be transmitted until after the first alarm has been disposed of
Calefaction - ) The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of Fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies
Lake of Fire - Jesus extensively uses the imagery of "hell-fire" (Matthew 5:22 ; 7:19 ; 13:40-42,50 ; 18:8-9 ; 25:41 ; Mark 9:43,48-49 ; Luke 16:24 ; John 15:6 ), derived from the Old Testament descriptions of God's retributive judgment, particularly Sodom's ruin (Genesis 19:24 ; Leviticus 10:2 ; Numbers 16:35 ; Isaiah 34:10 ; Luke 17:29 ; Jude 7 ). ...
This lake of Fire and associated imagery convey three important ideas. Second, Fire denotes God's searing holiness exacting retribution for evil deeds (Hebrews 10:30 ; Revelation 14:9-11 ). Third, this "unquenchable Fire" portrays hell as everlasting (Mark 9:43,48 ; Revelation 20:10 )
Armor - ) Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the Fire of artillery
Greek - Greek-fire, a combustible composition, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur
Thomsonianism - ) An empirical system which assumes that the human body is composed of four elements, earth, air, Fire, and water, and that vegetable medicines alone should be used; - from the founder, Dr
Ligure - Theophrastus and Pliny describe it as resembling the carbuncle, of a brightness sparkling like Fire
Tongs - An instrument of metal, consisting of two parts or long shafts joined at one end used for handling things, particularly Fire or heated metals
Lake of Fire - That particular conception of future punishment represented as ‘the Lake of Fire’ is found only in the Apocalypse of St. For a fuller account of the early history of the conception see ‘Introductory’ and ‘Christian’ sections of ‘Cosmology and Cosmogony’ in Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics , and ‘Hinnom, Valley of,’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ; and, for the fuller discussion of the general subject, articles Hell and Fire in the present work. ...
Both the Babylonian and the Persian cosmogonies contain the conception of the future destruction of the world by Fire, closing an aeon or period in the history of the world. But, while Persian eschatology shows the presence of the conception of penal Fire (cf. ...
(3) The conception of a valley or sea of Fire and sulphur; cf. The whole valley of the Dead Sea is still called by the Arabs Wâdy en-Nâr, ‘Valley of Fire. Death and Hades are cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:14). ...
(3) The Lake of Fire, mentioned as existing before the beginning of the millennial kingdom (" translation="">Revelation 19:20), the place into which the beast and the false prophet are cast after their defeat by the Lamb. Then, at the close of the Final Judgment, death and Hades are cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:14); and, lastly, everyone not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life is cast into the Lake of Fire (" translation="">Revelation 20:15). An additional statement (" translation="">Revelation 21:8) describes those who have their part in the Lake of Fire; cf. 15 (‘the dwelling of the rest who are many shall be in the Fire,’ in contrast to the blessing of the righteous in the new age
(1) The Lake of Fire may be regarded as a place of the final annihilation of evil. ...
(2) The writer’s conception of the Lake of Fire may be penal. The beast and the false prophet are said to be tormented there day and night, and the unrighteous have ‘their part’ in the Lake of Fire, an expression which is most naturally interpreted in a penal sense. -Article ‘Fire’ in Dict
Blowpipe - ) A tube for directing a jet of air into a Fire or into the flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat on some object
Inventor Rutili Dux Bone Luminis - In the Sarum Use it was sung by two cantors while the candle lit from the new Fire struck on Holy Saturday was being carried in procession to the paschal candle
Erysipelas - Anthony's Fire; a febrile disease accompanied with a diffused inflammation of the skin, which, starting usually from a single point, spreads gradually over its surface
Hearth - A pavement or floor of brick or stone in a chimney, on which a Fire is made to warm a room, and from which there is a passage for the smoke to ascend
Abionade - ) A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading Fire
Ebba the Younger, Saint - Virgin, martyr, Abbess of Coldingham, died c870 During the Danish invasion she and her nuns mutilated their faces to preserve their chastity, and were burned alive, when the barbarians set Fire to the monastery
Younger, Ebba the, Saint - Virgin, martyr, Abbess of Coldingham, died c870 During the Danish invasion she and her nuns mutilated their faces to preserve their chastity, and were burned alive, when the barbarians set Fire to the monastery
Brimstone - ...
‘Bring hither Fire, and hither Sulphur bring...
To purge the palace’...
(Homer, Od. ‘Fire and brimstone and a burning wind’ (Psalms 11:6), ‘an overflowing shower, and great hail-stones, Fire, and brimstone’ (Ezekiel 38:22), were not the mere symbols, but the actual media of Divine judgment. His armies of angelic horsemen have breastplates of Fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone-red and blue and yellow-and their breath is Fire and smoke and brimstone (Revelation 9:17). The worshippers of the Beast and his image are to be tormented with Fire and brimstone in the presence of the angels and the Lamb (Revelation 14:10). And the destruction of the wicked in the end of the age will be a magnified repetition of the overthrow of the cities of the Ghôr-the godless multitude are to be cast into the lake that burns with Fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 2:18; cf
Brimstone - ...
‘Bring hither Fire, and hither Sulphur bring...
To purge the palace’...
(Homer, Od. ‘Fire and brimstone and a burning wind’ (Psalms 11:6), ‘an overflowing shower, and great hail-stones, Fire, and brimstone’ (Ezekiel 38:22), were not the mere symbols, but the actual media of Divine judgment. His armies of angelic horsemen have breastplates of Fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone-red and blue and yellow-and their breath is Fire and smoke and brimstone (Revelation 9:17). The worshippers of the Beast and his image are to be tormented with Fire and brimstone in the presence of the angels and the Lamb (Revelation 14:10). And the destruction of the wicked in the end of the age will be a magnified repetition of the overthrow of the cities of the Ghôr-the godless multitude are to be cast into the lake that burns with Fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 2:18; cf
Coal - " "Coals of Fire" ( 2 Samuel 22:9,13 ; Psalm 18:8,12,13 , etc. "Heaping coals of Fire on the head" symbolizes overcoming evil with good. The words of Paul (Romans 12:20 ) are equivalent to saying, "By charity and kindness thou shalt soften down his enmity as surely as heaping coals on the Fire fuses the metal in the crucible
Amber - From the version of Ezekiel 1:4 , by the LXX, Και εν τω μεσω αυτου ως υρασις ηλεκτρου εν μεσψτον πυρος , "And in the midst of it as the appearance of electrum in the midst of the Fire," it appears that those translators by ηλεκτρον , could not mean amber, which grows dim as soon as it feels the Fire, and quickly dissolves into a resinous or pitchy substance; but the mixed metal above mentioned, which is much celebrated by the ancients for its beautiful lustre, and which, when exposed to the Fire like other metals, grows more bright and shining
Shadrach - Over them the Fire had no power, "neither was a hair of their head singed, neither had the smell of Fire passed on them
Bellows - Jeremiah 6:29; "the bellows are burned," so intense a heat is made that the very bellows are almost set on Fire; "the lead is consumed of the Fire. " Used in heating a furnace for smelting metals, not required for the wood Fires which were the ancient fuel, and were commonly blown with a fan
Christ: Riches of His Grace - The braziers in the hall were supplied with logs of rare, sweet-scented wood for fuel; but they burned with a far more delicious fragrance when the noble citizen bringing forth the king's bonds for the repayment of the large sum of £60,000 (equal to £900,000 now), thrust them into the blazing Fire, saying, that he was too happy thus to discharge the king's obligations. That blessed Fire of Christ's most fragrant sufferings hath consumed all his people's sins; this is royal bounty with an emphasis
Pentecost - At Pentecost the disciples of Jesus were gathered and upon the filling of the Holy Spirit, they heard a great wind and spoke in tongues as tongues of Fire that settled upon them. The significance of the Fire can be found in recognizing it as a symbol of the dwelling of the Spirit of God (Exodus 19:18; 1 Peter 4:14)
Stille Omgang - The Host was then put in the Fire. It miraculously remained intact, and was recovered from the Fire in one piece harm to It or the person retreiving It
Dathan - Core was destroyed by Fire from heaven, and Dathon and Abiron were swallowed up by the earth
Sal'Mon, - a hill near Shechem, on which Abimelech and his followers cut down the boughs with which they set the tower of Shechem on Fire
Parsee - ) One of the adherents of the Zoroastrian or ancient Persian religion, descended from Persian refugees settled in India; a Fire worshiper; a Gheber
Orpiment - It is used in king's yellow, in white Indian Fire, and in certain technical processes, as indigo printing
Vehement - ) Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement Fire or heat
Abiron - Core was destroyed by Fire from heaven, and Dathon and Abiron were swallowed up by the earth
Abdas, Saint - During the reign of Yezdegerd, he destroyed a Zoroastrian Fire-temple; in retaliation a general destruction of all churches was ordered, followed by persecution, and Abdas was clubbed to death
Kir'Ioth - (two cities ), a place in Moab the palaces of which were threatened by Amos with destruction by Fire, ( Amos 2:2 ) unless indeed the word means simply "the cities," which is probably the case also in (Jeremiah 48:4 )
Sal'Mon, - a hill near Shechem, on which Abimelech and his followers cut down the boughs with which they set the tower of Shechem on Fire
Hell - saints the character of eternal punishment, and so finally 'hades' will be cast into the lake of Fire. ' It was the place near Jerusalem where the Jews made their children pass through Fire to heathen gods, and which was afterwards defiled. A continual Fire made it a fit emblem of the place of eternal punishment. The above-named place of defilement and Fire is also called in the O. It is awfully described as the LAKE OF Fire, 'the lake that burneth with Fire and brimstone
Saucisse - ) A long and slender pipe or bag, made of cloth well pitched, or of leather, filled with powder, and used to communicate Fire to mines, caissons, bomb chests, etc
Curfew - ) A utensil for covering the Fire. ) The ringing of an evening bell, originally a signal to the inhabitants to cover Fires, extinguish lights, and retire to rest, - instituted by William the Conqueror; also, the bell itself
Carbonize - ) To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of Fire or some corrosive agent; to char
Taberah - Name given to a place in the wilderness of Paran, where the Israelites murmured and were consumed by the Fire of the Lord until Moses prayed for them
Phenix - ) A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by Fire by its own act, and to rise again from its ashes
Lorica - ) Lute for protecting vessels from the Fire
Rosin - Pliny mentions naphtha as a product of Babylonia, similar in appearance to liquid bitumen, and having a remarkable affinity to Fire
Nero - ...
During Nero's rule the Great Fire broke out in Rome (A. ...
Nero took measures to provide relief for those affected by the Fire. Still he could not dispell the rumor that he had the Fire set. People knew that he planned to build a much larger palace for himself and they reasoned that he used the Fire to clear off the land. He claimed that they had set the Fire
Nathan-Melech - A eunuch or chamberlain in Josiah's court, by whose chamber at the entering in of Jehovah's house, in the suburbs, were the horses sacred to the sun; these Josiah took away and burned the sun chariots with Fire (2 Kings 23:11)
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A space over, or in front of , a boiler furnace where the gases from the Fire become more thoroughly mixed and burnt
Parapet - ) A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's Fire; a breastwork
Abednego - "The Son of God" with the three rendered the Fire powerless to hurt even a hair of their heads (Isaiah 43:2; Matthew 10:30). The salvation He worked is herein typified: the Son of God walking in the furnace of God's wrath kindled by our sins; connected with the church, yet bringing us faith without so much as "the smell of Fire" passing on us
Tophet - "Fire being the most destructive of all elements, is chosen by the sacred writers to symbolize the agency by which God punishes or destroys the wicked. We are not to assume from prophetical figures that material Fire is the precise agent to be used. Here the dead carcasses of beasts and every offal and abomination were cast, and left to be either devoured by that worm that never died or consumed by that Fire that was never quenched
Coal - " "Coals of Fire" in 2 Samuel 22:9; 2 Samuel 22:13, represent the lightning of God's wrath. In Proverbs 25:22, "heap coals of Fire upon thine enemy's head" (Romans 12:20), the meaning is, melt him into burning shame at his own unworthy hatred, and love for thee who hast overcome his evil with thy good. Either he shall be like metals melted by Fire or like clay hardened by it. The Arabs regard the retem (broom) the best Firewood. ...
As their slanders burnt like coals on Fire, so, by righteous retribution in kind, God will give them hot coals
Brimstone - The account of the destruction of the Cities of the Plain ( Genesis 19:24 ; Genesis 19:28 , Luke 17:29 ) states that the Lord rained upon them ‘brimstone and Fire from the Lord out of heaven,’ and the most generally accepted view is that the disaster was due to an eruption of petroleum, caused by an earthquake. In either case the ‘brimstone’ would not be solid sulphur, but the choking gases mentiooed above, which would accompany the rain of Fire (see Driver, in loc . This passage suggests the imagery of a number of others in which ‘fire and brimstone’ are agencies of destruction ( Psalms 11:6 , Ezekiel 38:22 , Revelation 9:17-18 ; Revelation 14:10 ; Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 ; Revelation 21:8 ). the’ great mountain burning with Fire,’ Revelation 9:6 )
Coke - It is lagerly used where / smokeless Fire is required
Four prototypes of damages - The: There are four categories of damages in Torah law: 1) "The animal" � damage caused by one's possessions; 2) "The pit" � damage caused by negligence; 3) "The man" � damage caused by direct action; 4) "The Fire": damage caused by failure to control potentially destructive forces
Extinct - ) Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a Fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano
Moloch - ) The Fire god of the Ammonites in Canaan, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Molech
Lassy - ) Dull; wanting life or Fire; lackluster; - said of the eyes
Wildfire - ) A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is very hard to quench; Greek Fire
Inwardly - ...
Let Benedict, like covered Fire, ...
Consume away in sighs, waste inwardly
Vehement - Violent acting with great force furious very forcible as a vehement wind a vehement torrent a vehement Fire or heat
Onomatopoeia - ) The formation of words in imitation of sounds; a figure of speech in which the sound of a word is imitative of the sound of the thing which the word represents; as, the buzz of bees; the hiss of a goose; the crackle of Fire
Cinder - ) Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which Fire is extinct
Airing - ) An exposure to air, or to a Fire, for warming, drying, etc
Sea of Glass - In Revelation 15:2 the saints are seen standing upon 'a sea of glass mingled with Fire': they had come out of the tribulation
Ember - ) A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; - used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a Fire
Tine - ) To kindle; to set on Fire
Defilement - ) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading Fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side
Mount Carmel - Probably it was there he caused Fire to come down from heaven. (4Kings 1), and there his sacrifice was consumed by Fire from above, after the sacrifice of the prophets of the false god Baal had remained unconsumed, whereupon they were all put to death (3Kings 18)
Carmel, Mount - Probably it was there he caused Fire to come down from heaven. (4Kings 1), and there his sacrifice was consumed by Fire from above, after the sacrifice of the prophets of the false god Baal had remained unconsumed, whereupon they were all put to death (3Kings 18)
Moloch - King, the name of the national god of the Ammonites, to whom children were sacrificed by Fire. He was the consuming and destroying and also at the same time the purifying Fire
Lethargy of Soul - Two of my hearers perished by a Fire in their own house. No blaze was ever visible, nor could any remarkable sign of Fire be seen from the Street, yet they died as readily as if they had been burned to ashes by raging flames
Flue - ) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; - distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by Fire. Small flues are called Fire tubes or simply tubes
Wood-Offering - It would seem that in the time of Nehemiah arrangements were made, probably on account of the comparative scarcity of wood, by which certain districts were required, as chosen by lot, to furnish wood to keep the altar Fire perpetually burning (Leviticus 6:13 )
Taberah - The name commemorates God's “burning anger” which broke out in Fire against the ever-complaining Israelites (Numbers 11:3 ; Deuteronomy 9:22 )
Nisroch - The name is perhaps a (deliberate?) corruption of the name Marduk, Nusku (the Fire-god), or Ashur (compare early Greek readings Esdrach and Asorach)
Firestone - ) Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking Fire; also, a flint
Extinguishment - ) The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished; extinction; suppression; destruction; nullification; as, the extinguishment of Fire or flame, of discord, enmity, or jealousy, or of love or affection
Retarder - ) Any of various devices, as a helix of flat metal strip, introduced into a boiler tube to increase the heating effect of the Fire
Chemarim - The word is supposed to be derived from a root signifying to burn, and may perhaps denote Fire-priests, worshippers of the sun
mo'Lech - The Fire-god Molech was the tutelary deity of the children of Ammon, and essentially identical with the Moabitish Chemosh. Fire-gods appear to have been common to all the Canaanite, Syrian and Arab tribes, who worshipped the destructive element under an outward symbol, with the most inhuman rites. And they kindled it with Fire, and the priests took the babe and put it into the hands of Molech, and the babe gave up the ghost
Dart - "Fiery darts" (Ephesians 6:16 ) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on Fire or armed with some combustible material
Prester - ) A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from the clouds with such violence that by collision it is set on Fire
Abesta - The Abesta is a commentary on two others of their religious books, called Zend and Pazend; the three together including the whole system of the Ignicold, or worshippers of Fire
Torrefy - ) To dry by a Fire
Muller - , is mulled over a Fire
Defilading - ) The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the lines of rampart with reference to the protection of the interior from exposure to an enemy's Fire from any point within range, or from any works which may be erected
Incense - Perfume exhaled by Fire the odors of spices and gums, burnt in religious rites, or as an offering to some deity. Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put Fire therein and put incense thereon
Pillar - Thus we have a pillar of cloud, a pillar of Fire, a pillar of smoke, &c; signifying a cloud, a Fire, a smoke raised up toward heaven in the form or shape of a pillar, Exodus 13:21 ; Judges 20:40
Firing - ) The act of disharging Firearms. ) Fuel; Firewood or coal. ) The application of Fire, or of a cautery
Taberah - ) A place in the wilderness of Paran where a Fire from Jehovah consumed many Israelites at the outer edge of the camp, for their murmurings (Numbers 11:3; Deuteronomy 9:22)
Extinction - ) The act of extinguishing or making extinct; a putting an end to; the act of putting out or destroying light, Fire, life, activity, influence, etc
Actuary - ) The computing official of an insurance company; one whose profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the risks and premiums for life, Fire, and other insurances
Absolution, General - Given simultaneously without a confession of sin, where such confession is practically impossible, for instance, in the case of soldiers about to advance under Fire, or in case of sudden disaster; there remains, however, an obligation on the part of the persons so absolved to mention their sins when they next make confession
Ur - Some make Ur to mean light or Fire, from Aor
General Absolution - Given simultaneously without a confession of sin, where such confession is practically impossible, for instance, in the case of soldiers about to advance under Fire, or in case of sudden disaster; there remains, however, an obligation on the part of the persons so absolved to mention their sins when they next make confession
Coal - Usually in Scripture, charcoal, or the embers of Fire
Fire - ...
The Fire and the wood represent GOD's wrath poured out at Calvary. ...
Fire when used as a type usually indicates wrath, judgment, punishment or other expressions of anger. He punished them severely with the Fire of His wrath many times, but He has never cast them off completely nor caused them to cease from being His own people. When Fire is mentioned in connection with sacrifice, it represents the judgment of GOD upon the animal for our sakes. ...
Leviticus 10:1 (c) We may understand from this expression "strange Fire," human energies, human devices, human judgments, human exercises, human decisions which did not come and do not come from GOD. The true Fire is mentioned in Numbers 16:46. That Fire was taken from off the altar of incense for that Fire came down from GOD, and was holy Fire. The two sons of Aaron should have used that Fire for their censors. They were earnest, they were zealous, they were apparently doing that which priests should do, but the fact that they used unlawful Fire, strange Fire, proved that their hearts were wrong. ...
Numbers 16:46 (c) This unusual passage reveals in more detail the same truth that we found in Leviticus 10:2 We find in chap16, vss 6,7, that the rebellious men took censers, placed in them incense of their own making, and Fire of their own procuring. Aaron took his censer, placed the holy incense in it, and put the holy Fire from off the altar in it. All those with the false Fire and the false incense were killed, while Aaron with the true incense and the true Fire, lived. ...
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Judges 6:21 (c) This Fire indicates the judgment of GOD expressed through CHRIST JESUS, the Rock, which tries every man's work to see of what sort it is, and this takes place at the judgment seat of CHRIST. Or it may refer in prophecy to modern weapons of war which actually do spout Fire, both from the front and from the rear. ...
Isaiah 33:14 (a) No doubt this is a plain reference to the Fires of hell. The Fire is always presented to us as real flame, both in hell and in the lake of Fire. GOD has not promised to keep us out of the Fires of difficulty. ...
Isaiah 66:24 (a) No doubt this actually represents the eternal judgment of GOD in the lake of Fire. There is literal Fire in hell, which is in the heart of this earth. There is literal Fire in the lake of Fire, where sinners are sent after the judgment of the Great White Throne. ...
Ezekiel 10:6-7 (b) No doubt this Fire represents the consuming power and judgment of GOD which was to be poured out on disobedient Israel. This Fire must represent the action of GOD in judging the people. ...
Matthew 3:10 (b) Here is a real type of the genuine and real Fire in hell into which all hypocrites and professing Christians will be sent for eternal punishment. ...
Matthew 25:41 (a) This Fire is not a type but is real, literal Fire of hell. ...
John 15:6 (a) This Fire is used by the Lord JESUS to describe the fierce criticism and the repudiation which fellow-men will give to those who profess to be Christians, but live like sinners. Therefore, they are compared to flaming Fire which destroys all dross, and leaves only that which has GOD's approval. The Fire from the mouth describes the withering power of their words as they spoke GOD's messages. ...
Revelation 20:10 (a) This reference, as all other references to Fire in hell indicates literal, actual Fire. The Fire described in Luke 16:24 is literal Fire
Brigade - ) Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a Fire brigade
Elementary - ) Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, Fire
Ravage - ) Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of Fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time
Enliven - ) To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a Fire
Extinguish - ) To quench; to put out, as a light or Fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right
Breastplate - of Fire, jacinth, and brimstone (dire judgements)
Cresset - ) A small furnace or iron cage to hold Fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible
Vestal - ) A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred Fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar
Fuel - ) Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds Fire; combustible matter used for Fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc
Slice - ) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a Fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a Fire shovel. ) To clear by means of a slice bar, as a Fire or the grate bars of a furnace
Censer - A vessel in which Fire and incense were carried, in certain parts of the Hebrew worship. In the daily offering, the censer was filled with coals from the perpetual Fire, and placed on the altar of incense, where the incense was thrown upon the coals, Exodus 30:1,7-10 . The one signifies strictly Fire-pan
Furnace - Rather furnaces were used to smelt ore, melt metal for casting, heat metal for forging, Fire pottery or bricks, and to make lime. Such pictures may form the background of the furnace of Fire which symbolizes divine punishment (Matthew 13:42 ,Matthew 13:42,13:50 )
Toast - ) To dry and brown by the heat of a Fire; as, to toast bread. ) Bread dried and browned before a Fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc
Hinnom - In its lowest part, towards the southeast, and near the king's gardens and Siloam, the idolatrous Israelties made their children pass through the Fire to Moloch, 1 Kings 11:7 2 Kings 16:3 Jeremiah 32:35 . It has been a common opinion that the later Jews, in imitation of Josiah, threw into this place all manner of filth, as well as the carcasses of animals and the dead bodies of malefactors; and that with reference to either the baleful idolatrous Fires in the worship of Moloch, or to the Fires afterwards maintained there to consume the mass of impurities that might otherwise have occasioned a pestilence, came the figurative use of the Fires of Gehenna, that is, valley of Hinnom, to denote the eternal Fire in which wicked men and fallen spirits shall be punished. ...
It seems clear that the later Jews borrowed their usage of the Fire of the valley of Hinnom (Gehenna) to represent the punishment of the wicked in the future world directly from two passages of Isaiah: "For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is Fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it," Isaiah 66:24 . That the prophet, in this terrible imagery, alluded to any Fire kept perpetually burning in the valley of Hinnom, has not been clearly proved. But however this may be, it is certain that the Jews transferred the name Gehenna, that is the valley of Hinnom, to the place in which devils and wicked men are to be punished in eternal Fire, and which in the New Testament is always translated hell, Matthew 5:22,29,30 10:28 Mark 9:43,45,47 Luke 12:5 James 3:6
Lumen Christi - " The light is taken from the new Fire, just blessed, and is brought to the Paschal candle
Christi, Lumen - " The light is taken from the new Fire, just blessed, and is brought to the Paschal candle
el-Berith - There the citizens of Shechem sought protection when Abimelech attacked them, but Abimelech set the citadel on Fire (Judges 9:46-49 )
Preacher: Should be Faithful Unto Death - May the Holy Ghost enable his servants to keep the beacon Fire blazing, to warn sinners of the rocks, shoals, and quicksands which surround them
Fining - ), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal Fire
Inflammation - The act of setting on Fire or inflaming
Ardent - ) Having the appearance or quality of Fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes
Abion - Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's Fire
Vesta - She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the Fire on it, and the family round it
Lake - 1: λίμνη (Strong's #3041 — Noun Feminine — limne — lim'-nay ) "a lake," is used (a) in the Gospels, only by Luke, of the Sea of Galilee, Luke 5:2 ; 8:22,23,33 , called Gennesaret in Luke 5:1 (Matthew and Mark use thalassa, "a sea"); (b) of the "lake" of Fire, Revelation 19:20 ; 20:10,14,15 ; 21:8
Zeboim - One of the four royal cities in the vale of Siddim, destroyed by Fire from heaven
Ash'Kenaz - (spreading Fire ), one of the three sons of Gomer, son of Japhet
Eternal Punishment - Isaiah uses earthly images of corpses beset by an undying worm and inextinguishable Fire to point to the final doom of the wicked—eternal punishment (66:24). Fire imagery signifies the horrible suffering of the unrighteous (Matthew 13:40-42,49-50 ; 18:8-9 ; 25:41 ; Mark 9:44,48 ; Luke 16:23-25,28 ). "...
Jude speaks of hell in terms of Fire when he cites Sodom and Gomorrah as an earthly example of "those who suffer the punishment of eternal Fire" (v. , Psalm 75:7-8 ; Jeremiah 25:15-29 ) with hell-fire to depict the perpetual, conscious torment of the wicked (Revelation 14:10-11 ). In Revelation 20 the devil is cast into the lake of Fire, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown "one thousand years" earlier ( Revelation 19:20 ). Peterson...
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Lawrence, Saint - According to tradition Saint Lawrence was roasted to death on a red-hot gridiron over a slow Fire. Patron of the poor, of cooks, against Fire and lumbago; titular of the cathedrals of Genoa, Perugia, Cortona, Kulm, and of the Escorial, the Spanish royal palace
Abihu - The second son of Aaron, consecrated to the priesthood with his three brethren, Exodus 28:21 ; but consumed shortly after by Fire from the Lord, with Nadab his brother, for burning incense with common Fire instead of that kept perpetually on the altar of burnt-offering, Leviticus 10:1-2 16:12 Numbers 16:46
Pan - The "fire-pans" of Exodus 27:3 were Fire-shovels used for taking up coals
Red - A — 1: πυρρός (Strong's #4450 — Adjective — purrhos — poor-hros' ) denotes "fire-colored" (pur, "fire"), hence, "fiery red," Revelation 6:4 ; 12:3 , in the latter passage said of the Dragon, indicative of the cruelty of the Devil
Fuel - Materials used to start and maintain a Fire. Disobedient Israel is portrayed as “fuel for the Fire” (Isaiah 9:19 ; Ezekiel 15:6 ; Ezekiel 21:32 )
Gold - It was purified by Fire. The Lord Jesus counselled the poor Laodiceans to buy of Him 'gold tried in the Fire,' that they might be rich
Abihu - , common) Fire, i. , not with Fire taken from the great brazen altar (Leviticus 6:9 , etc
Interdict - Particular persons were also anciently interdicted of Fire and water, which signifies a banishment for some particular offence: by this censure no person was permitted to receive them, or allow them Fire or water; and, being thus wholly deprived of the two necessary elements of life, they were, doubtless under a kind of civil death
Baptism of Fire - But after me will come one who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with Fire" (Matthew 3:11 ; cf. ...
Throughout Scripture, Fire often represents judgment (Genesis 19:24 ; 2 Kings 1:10 ; Amos 1:4-7 ; Matthew 7:19 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 ; James 5:3 ), including everlasting punishment (Matthew 18:8 ; Jude 7 ). ...
In the context of John's preaching, it is natural to associate the baptism of Fire with judgment (cf
Censer - The priest filled the censer with live coal from the sacred Fire on the altar of burnt-offering, and having carried it into the sanctuary, there threw upon the burning coals the sweet incense (Leviticus 16:12,13 ), which sent up a cloud of smoke, filling the apartment with fragrance. The censers in daily use were of brass (Numbers 16:39 ), and were designated by a different Hebrew name, Miktereth ( 2 Chronicles 26:19 ; Ezekiel 8:11 ): while those used on the day of Atonement were of gold, and were denoted by a word (mahtah) meaning "something to take Fire with;" LXX. pureion = a Fire-pan
Shield - " Faith will certainly intercept (not only "ye may," but "ye shall be able") and so "quench all the Fire-tipped darts of the evil one" (1 Peter 5:9; 1 John 5:4; 1 John 5:18). Fire darts were canes with tow and combustibles ignited on the head. to set Fire to wood and tents
Brimstone - Fire and brimstone are represented in many passages of Scripture as the elements by which God punishes the wicked; both in this life, and another. The soil is bituminous, and might be raised by eruptions into the air, and then inflamed and return in horrid showers of overwhelming Fire. This may be a general expression, to designate any great destruction: as that in Psalms 11:6 , "Upon the wicked he shall rain Fire and brimstone
Coinsurance - , that system of Fire insurance in which the insurer is treated as insuring himself to the extent of that part of the risk not covered by his policy, so that any loss is apportioned between him and the insurance company on the principle of average, as in marine insurance or between other insurers
Emission - ) The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a Fire; the emission of bank notes
Moloch - His worship consisted of offering human sacrifices, especially children, causing them to "pass through the Fire" after they had been put to death (4Kings 16,17)
New Fire, Blessed of - The new Fire is carried to the altar in a procession, and the branches of a triple candle are lighted from it, and later the paschal candle
Hypocrisy: of no Service - Coals of Fire cannot be concealed beneath the most sumptuous apparel, they-will betray themselves with smoke and flame; nor can darling sins be long hidden beneath the most ostentatious profession, they will sooner or later discover themselves, and burn sad holes in the man's reputation
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A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party brought boughs and "put them to the hold" of Shechem, "and set the hold on Fire" (Judges 9:48 )
Banquette - ) A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to Fire upon the enemy
Nophah - The REB and RSV by altering one letter of the Hebrew text read “fire spread,” a reading supported by the earliest Greek translation and Samaritan Pentateuch
Prometheus - ) The son of Iapetus (one of the Titans) and Clymene, fabled by the poets to have surpassed all mankind in knowledge, and to have formed men of clay to whom he gave life by means of Fire stolen from heaven
Chaff - The wicked also are compared to chaff to be burned up with unquenchable Fire — eternal punishment
Emit - ) To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, Fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light
Frigid - ) Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, Fire, vivacity, etc
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2: πλῆθος (Strong's #4128 — Noun Neuter — plethos — play'-thos ) "a great number" (akin to pleo, "to fill"), is the word for the "bundle of sticks" which Paul put on the Fire, Acts 28:3
Saint Andrews, Prior of - The priory and cathedral were destroyed by Fire during the Reformation
Boanerges - Some suppose it was given on the occasion of their request that Christ would call for Fire from heaven, and destroy a village of the Samaritans, which had refused to entertain them, Luke 9:53,54
Bush - The Hebrew word seneh occurs only in those passages which refer to Jehovah's appearance to Moses "in the flame of Fire in the bush
Smoke - Smoke is easily seen, it tells of a Fire raging somewhere, it tells of destruction. ...
Psalm 119:83 (a) The Psalmist in the midst of sorrow, difficulty, trial and distress becomes dry, hard and unserviceable as does the skin bottle when it is hung over a Fire. ...
Isaiah 4:5 (b) The reference is made to the pillar of Fire and the cloud that led Israel through the wilderness. The smoke is just an evidence of the presence of the destructive forces of Fire. It probably refers to the wrath of GOD poured out in Fire and judgment because men have rejected the Spirit of GOD and the Son of GOD. The judgment of GOD is often revealed as Fire, and of course the smoke indicates the presence of the Fire. The ascending smoke indicates the presence of the burning Fire
Magi - Or MAGIANS, an ancient religious sect of Persia and other eastern countries, who, abominating the adoration of images, worshipped God only by Fire, in which they were directly opposite to the Sabians. The reason of their worshipping Fire was, because they looked upon it as the truest symbol of Oromasdes, or the good god; as darkness was of Arimanius, or the evil god. In all their temples they had Fire continually burning upon their altars, and in their own private houses. ...
Zoroaster was the first who built Fire-temples; the Magians before his time performing their devotion on the tops of hills and in the open air, by which means they were exposed to the inconvenience of rain and tempests, which often extinguished their sacred Fires. To procure the greater veneration for these sacred Fires, he pretended to have received Fire from heaven, which he placed on the altar of the first Fire- temple he erected, which was that of Xis, in Media, from whence they say it was propagated to all the rest. The Magian priests kept their sacred Fire with the greatest diligence, watching it day and night, and never suffering it to be extinguished. The Jews had their sacred Fire which came down from heaven upon the altar of burnt offerings, which they never suffered to go out, and with which all their sacrifices and oblations were made Zoroaster, in like manner, pretended to have brought his holy Fire from heaven; and as the Jews had a Shekinah of the divine presence among them, resting over the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies, Zoroaster likewise told his Magians to look upon the sacred Fire in their temples as a Shekinah, in which God especially dwelt
Night March - The term is not used in Scripture, though Exodus 13:21 records that Israel followed the pillar of Fire at night (compare Numbers 9:21 )
Callisthenes - At a festival in celebration of the victory, the Jews burnt Callisthenes to death, because he had set Fire to the portals of the Temple (cf
Priming - ) The powder or other combustible used to communicate Fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a Firearm
Quench - ) To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; - said of flame and Fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc
Enfilade - ; a raking Fire
Apollonia, Saint - A pile of faggots was prepared to burn her and the other martyrs, but, threatened with death, Apollonia chose to embrace it voluntarily and sprang into the Fire
Jasper - , Exodus 28:20 ; 39:16 ), seems to have denoted a translucent stone of various colors, especially that of Fire, Revelation 4:3 ; 21:11,18,19
Zimri - He gained the crown by the murder of king Elah, but the army made Omri king, and Zimri retreated into the innermost part of the palace, set it on Fire, and perished in the ruins
Dionysius - Tradition says that he was eminent for learning, that he was ordained by Paul at Athens, and after many labors and trials, suffered martyrdom by Fire
Passing Through the Fire - We read concerning Manasseh, (2 Chronicles 33:6) that "he caused his children to pass through the Fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. ...
We are told that there is still a custom observed in the east, where at an annual feast, called the Feast of Fire, many voluntarily engage to walk barefoot over a vivid Fire of burning embers, and of great length
Moloch - The "fire god", worshipped with human sacrifices, purifications, and ordeals by Fire, habitually, as other idols were occasionally; also with mutilation, vows of celibacy and virginity, and devotion of the firstborn. ) God sternly forbade any letting their seed pass through the Fire to Moloch (Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 20:2-5) on pain of death, which the people should execute; otherwise God Himself would. The passing through the Fire may have been sometimes only a Fire baptism for purification of the dross of the body; but Psalms 106:37-38, shows that often expiatory human sacrifice was perpetrated, "they sacrificed their sons and daughters to "devils" (shedim , "destroyers", as Moloch was), and shed innocent blood . Siculus, 20:14) by placing them one by one in his hands in such a manner that each fell into a pit of Fire. " Adrammelech, the Sepharvaite Fire god, is related to Moloch
Hell - He who says to his brother, Thou fool (see under FOOL), will be in danger of "the hell of Fire," Matthew 5:22 ; it is better to pluck out (a metaphorical description of irrevocable law) an eye that causes its possessor to stumble, than that his "whole body be cast into hell," Matthew 5:29 ; similarly with the hand, Matthew 5:30 ; in Matthew 18:8,9 , the admonitions are repeated, with an additional mention of the foot; here, too, the warning concerns the person himself (for which obviously the "body" stands in chapt. 8, "the eternal Fire" is mentioned as the doom, the character of the region standing for the region itself, the two being combined in the phrase "the hell of Fire," ver. To the passage in Matthew 18 , that in Mark 9:43-47 , is parallel; here to the word "hell" are applied the extended descriptions "the unquenchable Fire" and "where their worm dieth not and the Fire is not quenched
Pillar of Cloud And Fire - As a sign of God's presence, the pillar of cloud and Fire was associated with divine actions: salvation (Exodus 14:19-20 ); revelation (Exodus 33:9-10 ; Psalm 99:7 ); judgment (Numbers 12:5 ); commissioning (Deuteronomy 31:15 ). In Jesus' day, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2 ) included the lighting of great, golden lamps in the Temple court as a reminder of the pillar of Fire and cloud
Redness of the Sky - The ‘redness’ of the sky is denoted by the verb πυρράζω, to glow, literally, to become Fire. The colour of Fire (πυρρός) is used for ‘red’ in Revelation 6:4; Revelation 12:3
Heap - Proverbs 25:22 (a) There was a custom in Israel of lending coals of Fire to a neighbor with which to rekindle a Fire which had been allowed to die out
Hinnom, Valley of - In some part of this, supposed to be the east end, children were passed through the Fire to false gods. (under the name of GEHENNA)with eternal punishment: "Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is Fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it
Consume - To destroy, by separating the parts of a thing, by decomposition, as by Fire, or eating, devouring, and annihilating the form of a substance. Fire consumes wood, coal, stubble animals consume flesh and vegetables
Trial - ...
4: πύρωσις (Strong's #4451 — Noun Feminine — purosis — poo'-ro-sis ) akin to puroo, "to set on Fire," signifies (a) "a burning;" (b) "a refining," metaphorically in 1 Peter 4:12 , "fiery trial," or rather "trial by Fire," referring to the refining of gold (1 Peter 1:7 )
Extinct - Extinguished put out quenched as, Fire, light or a lamp is extinct
Clinker - ) A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the Fire in the kiln
Poker - ) That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a Fire of coals
Abihu - Second son of Aaron ( Exodus 6:23 , Numbers 3:2 ; Numbers 26:60 , 1 Chronicles 6:3 ; 1 Chronicles 24:1 ); accompanied Moses to the top of Sinai ( Exodus 24:1 ; Exodus 24:9 ); admitted to the priest’s office ( Exodus 28:1 ); slain along with his brother Nadab for offering strange Fire ( Leviticus 10:1-2 , Numbers 3:4 ; Numbers 26:61 , 1 Chronicles 24:2 )
Amber - The Hebrew word is chashmal, and is associated with Fire, and refers simply to its colour and brightness
Jehudi - Jehudi read the scroll to King Jehoiakim and then cut it up and threw it into the Fire about 604 B
Coal - The altar of sacrifice burned coals (Leviticus 16:12 ), as did the blacksmith's Fire (Isaiah 44:12 ) and the baker's (Isaiah 44:19 )
Gehenna - In the period between the Old and New Testaments Jewish writing used the term to describe the hell of Fire in the final judgment. Jesus warned that those who called another, “Thou fool,” faced the danger of the Fire of Gehenna (Matthew 5:22 ). For many people James warned that they could not control their tongues that Gehenna had set on Fire (James 3:6 )
Hell - It is called "outer darkness," "flame," "furnace of Fire," "unquenchable Fire," "fire and brimstone," etc
Hin'Nom - Ahaz and Manasseh made their children "pass through the Fire" in this valley, (2 Kings 16:3 ; 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; 33:6 ) and the fiendish custom of infant sacrifice to the Fire-gods seems to have been kept up in Tophet, which was another name for this place. From its ceremonial defilement, and from the detested and abominable Fire of Molech, if not from the supposed ever-burning funeral piles, the later Jews applied the name of this valley --Ge Hinnom, Gehenna (land of Hinnom)--to denote the place of eternal torment
Cleek - ) A large hook or crook, as for a pot over a Fire; specif
Bethhaccerem - of Jerusalem, near Tekoa, on an eminence suitable for a Fire signal
Blockhouse - ) An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to Fire downward, and in all directions; - formerly much used in America and Germany
Circulatory - ) A chemical vessel consisting of two portions unequally exposed to the heat of the Fire, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation
Explosion - ) The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of Fire damp,etc
Phaethon - He is fabled to have obtained permission to drive the chariot of the sun, in doing which his want of skill would have set the world on Fire, had he not been struck with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong into the river Po
Fuller - ' The coming of the Lord is compared to a 'refiner's Fire, and like fullers' soap,' when the dross and dirt will be cleared away
Evangelistic Associations - There are 14 bodies grouped under this head: ...
Apostolic Christian Church
Apostolic Faith Movement
Christian Congregation
Church of Daniel's Band
Church of God as Organized by Christ
Church Transcendent
Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association Inc
Lumber River Missions
Metropolitan Church Association
Missionary Bands of the World
Missionary Church Association
Peniel Missions
Pillar of Fire
Voluntary Missionary Society in America
Zoar - A city on the south-east side of the Dead sea, was destined, with the other four cities, to be consumed by Fire from heaven; but at the intercession of Lot it was preserved, Genesis 14:2 ; 19:20-23,30
Parched Corn - PARCHED CORN ( qâlî , or more fully ’âbîb qâlui bâ’çsh [1], Leviticus 23:14 , Joshua 5:11 , Rth 2:14 , 1 Samuel 17:17 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 , 2 Samuel 17:28 ) is often made on the harvest field by holding a bundle of ears in a blazing Fire or by roasting them over a piece of metal
Veni Sancte Spiritus - The English title given is by J Austin; the fourth verse reads: ...
Lord, wash our sinful stains away,...
Refresh from heaven our barren clay,...
Our wounds and bruises heal;...
To Thy sweet yoke our stiff necks bow,...
Warm with Thy Fire our hearts of snow,...
Our wand'ring feet repeal
Coal - (Proverbs 26:21 ) In (2 Samuel 22:9,13 ) "coals of Fire" are put metaphorically for the lightnings proceeding from God
Conflagration - But the word is more ordinarily restrained to that grand period, or catastrophe of our world, wherein the face of nature is expected to be changed by a deluge of Fire, as it was anciently by that of water. " The doctrine of conflagration is a natural consequence of the general system of Stoicism; for, since, according to this system, the whole process of nature is carried on in a necessary series of causes and effects, when that operative Fire, which at first, bursting from chaos, gave form to all things, and which has since pervaded and animated all nature, shall have consumed its nutriment; that is, when the vapours, which are the food of the celestial Fires, shall be exhausted, a deficiency of moisture must produce a universal conflagration. ...
or, as Dryden has translated the passage,—...
"Rememb'ring in the fates a time when Fire Should to the battlements of heaven aspire: When all his blazing worlds above should burn, And all the inferior globe to cinders turn. Philolaus, who flourished in the time of Plato, maintained that the world is liable to destruction both by Fire and water. Tachard and others, relates that the Siamese believe that the earth will at last be parched up with heat, the mountains melted down, and the earth's whole surface reduced to a level, and then consumed with Fire. And the Bramins of Siam do not only hold that the world shall be destroyed by Fire, but also that a new earth shall be made out of the cinders of the old. The sacred Scriptures announce this general destruction of the world by Fire in a variety of passages. Divines ordinarily account for it metaphysically: and will have it take its rise from a miracle, as a Fire from heaven. Philosophers contend for its being produced from natural causes; and will have it effected according to the laws of mechanics: some think an eruption of a central Fire sufficient for the purpose; and add, that this may be occasioned several ways; namely, either by having its intensity increased, (which, again, may be effected either by being driven into less space by the encroachments of the superficial cold, or by an increase of the inflammability of the fuel whereon it is fed,) or by having the resistance of imprisoning earth weakened; which may happen either from the diminution of its matter, by the consumption of its central parts, or by weakening the cohesion of the constituent parts of the mass, by the excess or the defect of moisture. It is most natural to conclude, that, as the Scriptures represent the catastrophe as the work of a moment, no gradually operating natural cause will be employed to effect it, but that He who spake and the world was created, will again destroy it by the same word of his power; setting loose at once the all-devouring element of Fire to absorb all others
Oven - Some were like large jars made of earthenware or copper, which were heated inside with wood (1 Kings 17:12 ; Isaiah 44:15 ; Jeremiah 7:18 ) or grass (Matthew 6:30 ), and when the Fire had burned out, small pieces of dough were placed inside or spread in thin layers on the outside, and were thus baked. ...
Heated stones, or sand heated by a Fire heaped over it, and also flat irons pans, all served as ovens for the preparation of bread
Nadab - Struck dead for kindling (probably under intoxication) the incense with "strange Fire," not taken from the perpetual Fire on the altar (Leviticus 6:13; Leviticus 10:1-10)
Fade - A — 1: μαραίνω (Strong's #3133 — Verb — maraino — mar-ah'ee-no ) was used (a) to signify "to quench a Fire," and in the Passive Voice, of the "dying out of a Fire;" hence (b) in various relations, in the Active Voice, "to quench, waste, wear out;" in the Passive, "to waste away," James 1:11 , of the "fading" away of a rich man, as illustrated by the flower of the field
Holocaust - Formed from "whole, " and "I consume with Fire;" a kind of sacrifice wherein the whole burnt offering is burnt or consumed by Fire, as an acknowledgment that God, the Creator, Preserver, and Lord of all, was worthy of all honour and worship, and as a token of men's giving themselves entirely up to him
Oreb - "Make them like a wheel, as the stubble before the wind, as the Fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountain on Fire
Coals - Pieces of charcoal in process of combustion were called ‘coals of Fire’ (ἄνθρακες πυρός = גַּחֲלֵי אֵשׁ), and glowing coals heaped upon the head became a figure for the burning sense of shame which an enemy feels when he receives a return of good for the evil he has done (Romans 12:20 || Proverbs 25:21-22). ), that the ‘coals of Fire’ are Divine judgments which will fall on the sinner’s head if he hardens his heart against persevering love, is impossible
na'Dab - Subsequently, (Leviticus 10:1 ) Nadab and his brother were struck dead before the sanctuary by Fire from the Lord. Their offence was kindling the incense in their censers with "strange" Fire, i
Casual Security - What is that? The window is red! What is that cry in the streets?' The house is on Fire!' says one. ' 'Fire! Fire! Fire
Hot - Having sensible heat opposed to cold as a hot stove or Fire a hot cloth hot liquors
Forest, John, Blessed - He was burned at Smithfield, the Fire being fed with fragments of an enormous wooden statue of Saint Derfel Gadarn which from time immemorial had been venerated in Wales and concerning which there was an old saying that it would one day burn a forest
John Forest, Blessed - He was burned at Smithfield, the Fire being fed with fragments of an enormous wooden statue of Saint Derfel Gadarn which from time immemorial had been venerated in Wales and concerning which there was an old saying that it would one day burn a forest
Footman - ) A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a Fire
Chimney - In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in a building, containing a funnel or funnels, to convey smoke, and other volatile matter through the roof, from the hearth or Fire-place, where fuel is burnt. A Fireplace the lower part of the body of brick or stone which confines and conveys smoke
Oven - A Fire was built on pebbles in the oven bottom
Walk - He may walk as a carnal or as a spiritual man, Romans 8:1 ; with God, or in ignorance and sin, Genesis 5:24 1 John 5:21 ; in the Fire of affliction, Isaiah 43:2 , or in the light, purity, and joy of Christ's favor here and in heaven, Psalm 89:15 Revelation 3:4
Brimstone - The cities of the plain were destroyed by a rain of Fire and brimstone (Genesis 19:24,25 )
Bream - , by the application of Fire and scraping
Sin: How to Overcome - If a man wished to quench Fire, he might fight it with his hands till he was burnt to death; the only way is to apply an opposite element
Rass Tree - These plants are often called "blackboys" from the large trunks denuded and blackened by Fire
Gomorrha, Sodom And - Two cities of the Pentapolis, utterly destroyed by "brimstone and Fire from the Lord out of Heaven" (Genesis 13,18, 19), for the unnatural sins of their inhabitants
Caldron - As broth boils in the kettle, so the inhabitants of Jerusalem were to suffer under the Fire of cruel invaders
Jacinth - In Revelation 9:17 the horsemen had breastplates of Fire, jacinth, and brimstone, which seem to imply flashes of coloured light
Angeli, Girolamo Degli - He was the first missionary to penetrate Yezo, Jasu, and Cai, but after making many converts, seeing that his neophytes were persecuted because of his preaching, he gave himself up to the authorities, and underwent martyrdom by Fire in the public square of Yezo
Depart - Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting Fire
Annihilationism - The teaching that when a person dies, he is annihilated, most often this doctrine is applied to the wicked, thereby negating eternal hell Fire
Theosophy - ) Any system of philosophy or mysticism which proposes to attain intercourse with God and superior spirits, and consequent superhuman knowledge, by physical processes, as by the theurgic operations of some ancient Platonists, or by the chemical processes of the German Fire philosophers; also, a direct, as distinguished from a revealed, knowledge of God, supposed to be attained by extraordinary illumination; especially, a direct insight into the processes of the divine mind, and the interior relations of the divine nature
Hearth - ) The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a Fire is made; the floor of a Fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove. ) The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; Fireside
Reply - ) Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the Fire of a battery
Achan, Achar - Son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, who on the fall of Jericho kept some of its spoil, against the express command of Jehovah, hence called 'the accursed thing,' and was stoned to death with his family, and with his possessions burned with Fire
Censer - When Aaron made an atonement for himself and his house, he was to take a censer full of burning coals of Fire from off the altar of the Lord, Leviticus 16:12
Brimstone - 1: θεῖον (Strong's #2303 — Noun Neuter — theion — thi'-on ) originally denoted "fire from heaven
Saint Paul's Outside the Walls - It was destroyed by Fire in 1823; the whole world contributed to its restoration which was completed in 1854
Sodom And Gomorrha - Two cities of the Pentapolis, utterly destroyed by "brimstone and Fire from the Lord out of Heaven" (Genesis 13,18, 19), for the unnatural sins of their inhabitants
Wood - Trees cut or sawed for the Fire
Salt - The idea in Mark 9:49, cf6 "for every one shall be salted with Fire, ,is: the reason why it is better for us to cut off offending members is that the work of every one, believer and unbeliever, shall be tried with Fire; to believers "the Refiner's Fire" (Malachi 3:3; Matthew 3:11), symbolizing God's searching purity; a consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29) to His foes, who nevertheless shall be imperishable in their doom (salt symbolizing preservation from decay), but purging out only the dross from His people (1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 4:12). The righteous can withstand the Fire, for it is part of their present salting as "a living sacrifice" (Isaiah 33:14-15; Romans 12:1). Every offending member and offense must be removed, to enable us to withstand that testing Fire and be found without dross unto glory and honour
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Psalm 58:9 (b) Thorns were used to make a Fire beneath the pots. There would not be a gradual approach to the storm, as would be when the thorn Fire gradually heats up the pot
Spirit of God: the Fire From Heaven - Yet this powerless powder and powerless ball are put in the powerless cannon: one spark of Fire enters it, and then, in the twinkling of an eye, that powder is a Rash of lightning, and that cannon ball is a thunderbolt which smites as if it had been sent from heaven. ...
So is it with our church or school machinery of this day; we have the instruments necessary for pulling down strongholds, but O for the Fire from heaven! ...
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Second Death - ...
The second death is to be cast into the lake of Fire (Revelation 20:14 ). ...
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Lulworth Castle - The castle was destroyed by Fire, 1929
Castle, Lulworth - The castle was destroyed by Fire, 1929
Pillar - , "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as in 2 Samuel 18:18 ); of Fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Exodus 13:2 )
Bastion - ) A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking Fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another
Carcass - ) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set Fire to buldings, ships, etc
Ebony - On burning coals it yields an agreeable perfume, and when green it readily takes Fire from its abundance of fat
Mitis Casting - 1 per cent of aluminium is added to lower the melting point, usually in a petroleum furnace, keeping the molten metal at the bubbling point until it becomes quiet, and then pouring the molten metal into a mold lined with a special mixture consisting essentially of molasses and ground burnt Fire clay; also, a casting made by this process; - called also wrought-iron casting
Pan - The part of a gun-lock or other Fire-arms which holds the priming that communicates with the charge
Esar-Haddon - The city being besieged and nearly taken, he collected his favorites and treasures in his palace and set it on Fire, so that all perished together in the flames
Mish'Ael - (Exodus 6:22 ) when Nadab and Abihu were struck dead for offering strange Fire, Mishael and his brother Elzaphan, at the command of Moses, removed their bodies from the sanctuary, and buried them without the camp, their loose-fitting tunics serving for winding-sheets
Burnt Offering - The word is applied to the offering which was wholly consumed by Fire on the altar, and the whole of which, except the refuse ashes "ascended" in the smoke to God
Bosses - The invading godless Gog and Magog's shields Israel shall "set on Fire" (Ezekiel 39:9)
Thebez - Abimelech led his army against this place, because of its participation in the conspiracy of the men of Shechem; but as he drew near to the strong tower to which its inhabitants had fled for safety, and was about to set Fire to it, a woman cast a fragment of millstone at him, and "all to brake his skull" i
Fever - A — 1: πυρετός (Strong's #4446 — Noun Masculine — puretos — poo-ret-os' ) "feverish heat" (from pur, "fire"), hence, "a fever," occurs in Matthew 8:15 ; Mark 1:31 ; John 4:52 ; Acts 28:8 ; in Luke 4:38 , with megas, "great, a high fever;" ver
Alive - ) In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the Fire alive; to keep the affections alive
Manoah - The man ascended in the smoke of the Fire, revealing his identity as God's angel
Pandora - ) A beautiful woman (all-gifted), whom Jupiter caused Vulcan to make out of clay in order to punish the human race, because Prometheus had stolen the Fire from heaven
Anastasius, Saint - Desiring martyrdom he went to Caesarea, where he reproached his countrymen for their magic and Fire-worship
Bake - To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of Fire to dress and prepare for food, in a close place heated as, to bake bread
Abbey of Crowland - It was detroyed by the Danes, 866, rebuilt about the middle of the 10th century, but subsequently destroyed twice by Fire
Abbey of Croyland - It was detroyed by the Danes, 866, rebuilt about the middle of the 10th century, but subsequently destroyed twice by Fire
Convocation - "These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by Fire unto the Lord
Worm - ...
Isaiah 66:24, (b) No doubt this is an emblem of the gnawing pains of conscience which must be endured constantly and forever by those who are lost, and are in the lake of Fire
Apphianus, or Appianus, or Amphianus, m - by his feet being wrapped in a tunica molesta of flax steeped in oil and set on Fire—finally martyred by drowning, April 11, 306 (Eus
Desolate - ) To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a Fire desolates a city
Sinai - GOD appeared there in thunder and Fire and thick darkness, for the law demands absolute obedience, or else punishment
Gehenna - Gehenna is mentioned in Mark 9:43ff and Matthew 10:28 as the place of punishment of unquenchable Fire where both the body and soul of the wicked go after death
Torch - Zechariah 12:6 (a) GOD is prophesying that the rulers of Jerusalem will some day destroy all their enemies, as the Fire destroys the wood
Sodom - It was so vile that GOD destroyed it by Fire
Eustace, Saint - By his conversion he forfeited rank and fortune and was put to death by Fire for refusing to sacrifice to idols
Eustachius, Saint - By his conversion he forfeited rank and fortune and was put to death by Fire for refusing to sacrifice to idols
Zeboim - one of the four cities of the Pentapolis, consumed by Fire from heaven, Genesis 14:2 ; Genesis 19:24
Ahaz - After the customs of the Heathen, he made his children to pass through Fire; he shut up the temple, and destroyed its vessels
Nadab - The oldest son of Aaron, slain by the lord for presumptuously offering strange Fire on the altar of burnt offering, Leviticus 10:1-20
Parched Corn or Grain - A common food prepared by roasting grains in a pan or by holding heads of grain over a Fire (Leviticus 23:14 ; Joshua 5:11 ; Ruth 2:14 ; 1 Samuel 17:17 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 )
Jasper - It is less hard than flint or even than common quartz, but gives Fire with steel
Scorch - Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather
Cloud, Pillar of - The pillar of cloud by day and of Fire by night that God caused to pass before the camp of the children of Israel when in the wilderness
Cooking And Heating - Heating was by open Fire, and cooking was done at the same time. This is not to say that Fire was always produced in the same way or that the methods of cooking were identical; it is the differences which provide the interest. ...
The basic focus for cooking and heating was the open Fire. The bedouin encampment could be recognized by the Fires at night outside and in front of the tents. The Fire was laid in a hollow scooped out of the ground or on flat stones. The Fire was ignited by friction or by firing tinder with sparks (Isaiah 50:7 ,Isaiah 50:7,50:11 ). Many of the stories of the Bible were preserved, originally as folk memories, remembered word for word around the camp Fires lit for warmth on cool evenings in the arid climate or in the high terrain. The people of the Bible were fortunate because the white broom plant was useful in making Fires. ...
When people of the Bible moved from tents and settled in houses, Fires for cooking were still generally lit out-of-doors. If the house had a courtyard, the Fire was made somewhere in the corner as the farthest place away from the smoke. Very few houses had a chimney; and even though the Fire was put into an earthenware box or was contained in a metal brazier, there was no exit for the smoke. A Fire was necessary to keep warm, but the only window needed rough curtaining with a blanket. Later better homes were provided with a chimney, and the houses of royalty actually had a form of central heating in which the heat of underfloor Fires was ducted underneath paved rooms. In some cases large flat stones were put in the hot Fire. In other cases, where the Fire was placed in a hole in the ground, the dough was actually placed on the hot sides of the depression. Another common method was to invert a shallow pottery bowl over the Fire, and place the dough cakes on the bowl's convex surface. It consisted of a truncated cone which was placed over the Fire. Not until Roman times were pottery ovens in use where the Firebox was separated from the cooking area by a clay dividing piece. Shelves lined the sides for the dough, and Fires were lit on the floor. It was possible for the housewife to take her own dough to be cooked in the communal oven, and possible for the children to collect hot embers at the end of the day for kindling Fires in their own homes. A metal baking sheet was sometimes placed over the hot Fire and grain put on the metal surface. A large cooking pot was put directly on the Fire and was used for this purpose. It was sometimes roasted on a spit which was speared through the animal and supported over the Fire. Since the main altar at Temple and tabernacle was a kind of barbecue in which the carcass was laid on a grill above a Fire, it would be unusual if similar arrangements were not sometimes used domestically. Fish was most commonly grilled over a Fire (John 21:9 ) or was salted and eaten later
Brick - is a building material of clay, molded into rectangular shaped blocks while moist and hardened by the sun or Fire, used to construct walls or pavement. After molding the bricks of approximately 2 by 4 by 8 inches, they were dried in the sun or in kilns, (ovens) for Fire-hardened bricks
Destroy - An army is destroyed by slaughter, capture or dispersion a forest, by the ax, or by Fire towns, by Fire or inundation, &c
Pantheism - Their liturgy was in Latin: an English translation was published in 1751, from which the following sentiments are extracted:...
"The ethereal Fire environs all things, and is therefore supreme. The aether is a reviving Fire: it rules all things, it disposes all things. This Fire is Horace's particle of divine breath, and Virgil's inwardly nourishing spirit
Smoke - The prophet Joes’s omens of blood and Fire and vapour of smoke (Acts 2:19 || Joel 2:30) may refer either to carnage and destruction in war or to lurid appearances in Nature. ), was suggested either by the mephitic fumes emitted from chasms and caverns, or the clouds of vapour rising from hot springs, or the Fire and smoke belched forth by volcances, all of which phenomena seemed to the pre-scientific mind to be connected with a subterranean Hades. Out of the mouths of the apocalyptic horses, which have the heads of lions, there come Fire and smoke (Revelation 9:17), as from the mouth of Leviathan (Job 41:20; cf
Cock - The part of a musket or other Fire arm, to which a flint is attached, and which, being impelled by a spring, strikes Fire, and opens the pan at the same time. To set or draw back the cock of a gun, in order to Fire
Gehenna - It was believed to be filled with Fire intended for the punishment of sinners, who apparently went there immediately after death. Late Rabbinic thought would seem to imply that men who are neither great saints nor great sinners might be purified by the Fire of Gehenna. Only those who had committed adultery or shamed or slandered their neighbours were believed to be hopelessly condemned to its Fires, while the Jews were not to be permanently injured by them. They attempt, however, no description of suffering within its limits further than that implied in the figures of Fire and worms
Baal - ...
The temples and altars of Baal were generally placed on eminences: they were places inclosed by walls, within which was maintained a perpetual Fire; and some of them had statues or images, called in Scripture, "Chamanim. A town in Perthshire, on the borders of the Highlands, is called Tilliebeltane or Tulliebeltane; that is, the eminence, or rising ground, of the Fire of Baal. In the neighbourhood is a Druidical temple of eight upright stones, where it is supposed the Fire was kindled. There, as they make Fires on the tops of hills, every member of the family is made to pass though the Fire; as they reckon this ceremony necessary to ensure good fortune through the succeeding year. ...
In Wales, this annual Fire is kindled in autumn, on the first day of November; which being neither at the solstice nor equinox, deserves attention. However that may be, in North Wales especially, this Fire is attended by many ceremonies; such as running through the Fire and smoke, each participator casting a stone into the Fire
Callo, Saint - After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c613Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his Fire; also holding a cross, and book
Chelleh, Saint - After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c613Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his Fire; also holding a cross, and book
Zimri - He reigned only seven days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set Fire to the palace and perished amid its ruins (11-20)
London, England, Diocese of - The fourteenth-century Norman cathedral of Saint Paul's, which replaced the Saxon cathedral of the tenth century, was despoiled under Henry VIII and the have used as a market and theater until its destruction by Fire in 1666
Damp - ) To put out, as Fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage
Gilianus, Saint - After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c613Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his Fire; also holding a cross, and book
Gall, Saint - After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c613Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his Fire; also holding a cross, and book
Wall - Sometimes the Lord speaks of himself as "a wall of Fire round about his people
Fender - ) A screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open Fire from escaping to the floor
Extinguish - To put out to quench to suffocate to destroy as, to extinguish Fire or flame
Trumpets, Feast of - " They were to do no servile work therein, but were to offer an offering made by Fire unto the Lord
Usset - , the part joining the barrel and the Fire box of a locomotive boiler
Abyss - The Jewish eschatology of the time of Christ conceived of the abode of departed spirits as a great abyss, in the midst of which was a lake of Fire, intended primarily as a place of punishment for the angels and giants, and accordingly for sinners
Adama - one of the five cities which were destroyed by Fire from heaven, and buried under the waters of the Dead Sea, Genesis 14:2 ; Deuteronomy 29:23
Outward - The Fire will force its outward way
Overlay - A heap of ashes that o'er lays your Fire
Gomor'Rah - Four out of the five were afterwards destroyed by the Lord with Fire from heaven
Mitre - It represents mystically the cloven tongues of Fire whichlighted on the heads of the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost
Destructionists - One figure or comparison, often used, is that of combustible materials throws into a Fire, which will consequently be entirely consumed, if the Fire be not quenched. ...
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting Fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. The meaning is, a total, irrevocable destruction: for, as the tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the Fire, and is destroyed; as the useless chaff, when separated from the good grain, is set on Fire, and, if the Fire be not quenched, is consumed; so, he thinks, it plainly appears, that the image of unquenchable or everlasting Fire is not intended to signify the degree or duration of torment, but the absolute certainty of destruction, beyond all possibility of recovery. So the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are said to have suffered the vengeance of an eternal Fire; that is, they were so effectually consumed, or destroyed, that they could never be rebuilt; the phrase, eternal Fire, signifying the irrevocable destruction of those cities, not the degree or duration of the misery of the inhabitants who perished. The images of the worm that dieth not, and the Fire that is not quenched, used in Mark 9:43 , are set in opposition to entering into life, and intended to denote a period of life and existence. And is it credible that this was the termination of torment that our Lord held up to his disciples as an object of dread? Can this be the destruction of body and soul in hell? Is it credible that everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power, should constitute only a part, and a small part, of future punishment; and such too, as, after a series of torment, must, next to being made happy, be the most acceptable thing that could befall them? Can this be the object threatened by such language, as recompensing tribulation, and taking vengeance in flaming Fire? 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 : Is it possible that God should threaten them with putting an end to their miseries? Moreover, this destruction is not described as the conclusion of a succession of torments, but as taking place immediately after the last judgment. Depart ye cursed, into everlasting Fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. The second death is expressly said to consist in being cast into the lake of Fire and brimstone, and as having a part in that lake, Revelation 20:14 ; Revelation 21:8 : which does not describe annihilation, nor can it be made to consist with it
Hinnom - A particular part of the valley was called Tophet, or the "fire-stove," where the children were burned. After the Exile, in order to show their abhorrence of the locality, the Jews made this valley the receptacle of the offal of the city, for the destruction of which a Fire was, as is supposed, kept constantly burning there
Flake - A collection or little particle of Fire, or of combustible matter on Fire, separated and flying off
Fiery - ...
As Fire destroys burnable materials, so the law of GOD destroys all that opposes GOD, and all that promotes sin. ...
Psalm 21:9 (a) By this picture we learn that GOD will punish His enemies eternally in the lake of Fire
Fan - ...
Jeremiah 4:11 (a) This is not a constructive wind, as when the chaff is fanned out from the wheat, but it is a destructive wind to increase the damage, as when a wind causes the Fire to scatter through the forest or to spread from house to house. As one fans a Fire in order to make it burn more brightly, so the Lord will watch over His wrath to make it burn more fiercely upon those who forsake Him
Oven - the Fire burns of itself, even after tlle baker has ceased to feed it with fuel. So their lusts were on Fire even in the short respite that Satan gives, till his leaven has worked
Sea of Glass - In the latter passage the position of the Sea is not mentioned, but is no doubt understood to be the same, and the Sea itself is further described as ‘mingled with Fire’ (μεμιγμένην πυρί). 10-17, is the similar vision of the house and of the throne of God, the floor of the first house is of crystal and that of the second house is of Fire, also from underneath the throne come streams of flaming Fire (cf. ): ‘Afterwards, the Fire and halo melt the metal of Shatvaîrô, in the hills and mountains, and it remains on this earth like a river. In the period view of history based on astronomical observations and characteristic of Babylonian religion, the world was to be destroyed by a Fire-flood at the close of the age which was ushered in by the water-flood. Hence the sea of glass mingled with Fire may contain a trace of this conception. From the throne proceeded not only the heavenly river of water of life, clear as crystal, but also the Fire-stream of judgment. the idea in the passage quoted above from the Bundahiš, where the righteous walking through the Fire-flood are unharmed by it). 70) suggests that the aegean Sea, Fired by the rays of the setting sun, has yielded the form of the splendid imagery of this vision. As the final tribulation draws to a close, that sea mingled with Fire symbolizes the source of the throne’s judgment on the earth below
Destructionists - remarks, that the wicked are compared to combustible materials, as brands, tares, &c, which the Fire utterly consumes: so Sodom and Gomorrah suffer "the vengeance of eternal Fire," that is, they are destroyed forever: and the phrases, "the worm that dieth not, and the Fire which is not quenched," are placed in opposition to entering into life, and denote the termination of existence, Mark 9:43 . But the capital argument is, that it is unscriptural:— "Where their worm dieth not, and the Fire is not quenched," is, like many others, a declaration to which no dexterity of interpretation can give any other good sense, than the continuance of conscious punishment
Hell - of Jerusalem, where, after Ahaz introduced the worship of the Fire gods, the sun, Baal, Moloch, the Jews under Manasseh made their children to pass through the Fire (2 Chronicles 33:6), and offered them as burntofferings (Jeremiah 7:31; 1618165611_2). ...
A perpetual Fire was kept to consume this putrefying matter; hence it became the image of that awful place where all that are unfit for the holy city are cast out a prey to the ever gnawing "worm" of conscience from within and the "unquenchable Fire" of torments from without. Gehenna is used by our Lord Jesus (Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 23:15; Matthew 23:33; Luke 12:5); with the addition "of Fire," Matthew 5:22; Matthew 18:9; Mark 9:47; and by James (James 3:6). Jesus has its keys, and will at last consign it to the lake of Fire which is the second death; implying that Christ and His people shall never again be disembodied spirits. Tophet, the scene of human immolations by Fire to Moloch amidst sounds of drums (tof ) to drown the cries of the victims, symbolized the funeral pyre of Sennacherib's Assyrian army, and finally the lake of Fire that shall burn for ever the lost (Isaiah 30:33)
Burn, Burning - A — 1: καίω (Strong's #2545 — Verb — kaio — kah'-yo ) "to set Fire to, to light;" in the Passive Voice, "to be lighted, to burn," Matthew 5:15 ; John 15:6 ; Hebrews 12:18 ; Revelation 4:5 ; 8:8,10 ; 19:20 ; 21:8 ; 1 Corinthians 13:3 , is used metaphorically of the heart, Luke 24:32 ; of spiritual light, Luke 12:35 ; John 5:35 . ...
A — 4: πυρόω (Strong's #4448 — Verb — puroomai — poo-ro'-o ) from pur, "fire, to glow with heat," is said of the feet of the Lord, in the vision in Revelation 1:15 ; it is translated "fiery" in Ephesians 6:16 (of the darts of the evil one); used metaphorically of the emotions, in 1 Corinthians 7:9 ; 2 Corinthians 11:29 ; elsewhere literally, of the heavens, 2 Peter 3:12 ; of gold, Revelation 3:18 (RV, "refined"). See FIERY , Fire , TRY
Cockle - ) The Fire chamber of a furnace
Catamaran - ) A kind of Fire raft or torpedo bat
Crude - ) In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by Fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh
Scorch - ) To burn; to destroy by, or as by, Fire
Abbey of Corbey - The buildings destroyed by Fire, 1137, were later restored
Luis Beltran, Saint - Represented extinguishing a Fire; holding a cross, and a chalice surmounted by a serpent
Arrow - Arrows were used to convey Fire to an enemy's house, and for divination, Ezekiel 21:21
Tin - The Fire of the Babylonish Captivity would be the means of purging out the idolatrous alloy that had corrupted the people
Theosophists - They ascribe it to the singular manifestation of divine benevolence, that they are able to make such a use of the element of Fire in the chemical art, as enables them to discover the essential principles of bodies, and to disclose stupendous mysteries in the physical world
Seleucians - He also maintained that the world was not made by God, but was co-eternal with him; and that the soul was only an animated Fire created by the angels; that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father in a human body, but that he lodged his body in the sun, according to Psalms 19:4 ; and that the pleasures of beatitude consisted in corporeal delight
Cook - ; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of Fire or heat
Beltran, Luis, Saint - Represented extinguishing a Fire; holding a cross, and a chalice surmounted by a serpent
Omniscience - Two children played upon the hearth rug before the Fire
Amethyst - It loses color in the Fire, and becomes like a diamond
Hob - ) The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a Fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm
Basket - In military affairs, baskets of earth sometimes are used on the parapet of a trench, between which the soldiers Fire
Abbey of Corbie - The buildings destroyed by Fire, 1137, were later restored
Insure - Thus the merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea houses are insured against Fire sometimes hazardous debts ar insured, and sometimes lives
Bush, Burning - God's presence made it holy ground, and one of His characteristics is brought out by the bush burning, without being consumed; for 'our God is a consuming Fire,' burning up the dross, without destruction
Boanerges - This name, signifying 'sons of thunder,' was given by the Lord to James and John the sons of Zebedee, Mark 3:17 , perhaps because of their urgent zeal, as was manifest when, indignant at the treatment of their Lord, they asked if they should call down Fire from heaven
Nadab - He was taken up into the mount by Moses, but lost his life for offering strange Fire before the Lord
Salmon - A hill near Shechem on which Abimelech cut down the boughs with which they set on Fire the tower of Shechem
Everlasting - Genesis 21 ...
Everlasting Fire everlasting punishment
Fan - An instrument to raise the Fire or flame as a fan to inflame love
Thunder - ' Doubtless lightning is referred to, as when the 'fire of God' fell from heaven and burnt up Job's sheep
Winnowing - John the Baptist said of the Lord that His fan was in His hand, and He would thoroughly purge His floor; gather His wheat into the garner; and burn up the chaff with unquenchable Fire
Adrammelech (1) - The Sepharvaites made their children pass through the Fire in honour of this idol, and another, called Anammelech, 2 Kings 17:31
Oil - It seems to be named from its inflammability, for aelan, is to kindle, and to oil hence anaelan, to anneal aeled, Fire
Hell - There have been many curious and useless conjectures respecting the place of the damned: the ancients generally supposed it was a region of Fire near the centre of the earth. Fire, Matthew 13:42 ; Matthew 13:50 . It has been debated whether there will be a material Fire in hell. On the affirmative side it is observed, that Fire and brimstone are represented as the ingredients of the torment of the wicked, Revelation 14:10-11 . That as the body is to be raised, and the whole man to be condemned, it is reasonable to believe there will be some corporeal punishment provided, and therefore probably material Fire
Hell - There have been many curious and useless conjectures respecting the place of the damned: the ancients generally supposed it was a region of Fire near the centre of the earth. Fire, Matthew 13:42 ; Matthew 13:50 . It has been debated whether there will be a material Fire in hell. On the affirmative side it is observed, that Fire and brimstone are represented as the ingredients of the torment of the wicked, Revelation 14:10-11 . That as the body is to be raised, and the whole man to be condemned, it is reasonable to believe there will be some corporeal punishment provided, and therefore probably material Fire
Smoking - Genesis 15:17 (a) The furnace represents Egypt, and the smoke presents the fact that Israel would be punished terribly by the Egyptians in the Fire of their oppressing hatred. There must be the Fire of GOD's cleansing judgment at Sinai when He was giving the law to a disobedient people
Censer - It was a vessel or metal Fire-pan to take up coals on which the incense could be placed. frequently reads "fire-pans" for censers
Moloch - " Moses in several places forbids the Israelites, under the penalty of death, to dedicate their children to Moloch, by making them pass through the Fire in honour of that god, Leviticus 18:21 ; Leviticus 20:2-5 . Solomon built a temple to Moloch upon the Mount of Olives, 1 Kings 11:7 ; and Manasseh a long time after imitated his impiety, making his son pass through the Fire in honour of Moloch, 2 Kings 21:3-6 . Some are of opinion that they contented themselves with making their children leap over a Fire sacred to Moloch, by which they consecrated them to some false deity: and by this lustration purified them; this being a usual ceremony among the Heathens on other occasions. Some believe that they made them pass through two Fires opposite to each other, for the same purpose. But the word העביר , "to cause to pass through," and the, phrase "to cause to pass through the Fire," are used in respect to human sacrifices in Deuteronomy 12:31 ; Deuteronomy 18:10 ; 2 Kings 16:3 ; 2 Kings 21:6 ; 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; 2 Chronicles 33:6
Adrammelech - They made their children pass through Fire, in honor of this false deity, and of another called Anammelech, 2 Kings 17:31
Gomorrah - ) which were destroyed by Fire (Genesis 10:19 ; 13:10 ; 19:24,28 )
Dothan - It was the residence of Elisha (2 Kings 6:13 ), and the scene of a remarkable vision of chariots and horses of Fire surrounding the mountain on which the city stood
Maimed - Cautioning His disciples to avoid what causes sin, Jesus taught it is preferable to enter (eternal) life maimed than to go into eternal Fire with whatever causes one to sin (Matthew 18:8 )
Honey - It was strictly forbidden to add honey to the offerings of the Lord made by Fire
Slash - ) A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, Fire, or other destructive agency
Agnes of Rome, Saint - Born Rome; died there, c304Details of her martyrdom vary, but it is generally agreed that she was about twelve years of age and that she was tortured by Fire or decapitated
Siege - ) The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's Fire
Zeboiim - Zeboiim was destroyed when God sent Fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah (Deuteronomy 29:23 ; compare Hosea 11:8 )
Crude - Raw not cooked or prepared by Fire or heat in its natural state undressed as crude flesh crude meat
Extinguishment - The act of putting out or quenching extinction suppression destruction as the extinguishment of Fire or flame of discord, enmity or jealousy or of love or affection
Devil - His future is the eternal lake of Fire
Spark - This truth is illustrated by the type of the spark from the bonfire flying upward. ...
Isaiah 50:11 (b) Sparks and the Fire are types of the human reasonings, conclusions and theories which men use to light their path on the way to eternity
Zimri - He was speedily attacked by Omri, but Zimri retreated into the late king's palace, set it on Fire, and perished in the flames
Purgation - It was either canonical, which was prescribed by the canon law, the form whereof used in the spiritual court was, that the person suspected take his oath that he was clear of the matter objected against him, and bring his honest neighbors with him to make oath that they believes he swore truly; or vulgar, which was by Fire or water ordeal, or by combat
Torture - ) Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or Fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel
Consubstantiation - As in red-hot iron it may be said two distinct substances, iron and Fire, are united, so is the body of Christ joined with the bread
Tophet - It is also said, that a large Fire was constantly kept there for burning carcasses, garbage, and other filth brought thither from the city
Jehoiakim - A year after, his allied the Egyptians were defeated on the Euphrates; yet he despised the warnings of Jeremiah, and cast his book into the Fire
Nets - Before the invention of Fire-arms, nets were much used in hunting and fowling, and possible in catching men, as robbers, etc
Rome, Agnes of, Saint - Born Rome; died there, c304Details of her martyrdom vary, but it is generally agreed that she was about twelve years of age and that she was tortured by Fire or decapitated
Heat - ) A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in Fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc. ) To grow warm or hot by the action of Fire or friction, etc. ) The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to Fire, the sun's rays, etc
Answer - To act in return, or opposition as, the enemy answered our Fire by a shower of grape shot. To be opposite to to face as, Fire answers Fire
Lightning - Our colloquial use of ‘fire’ for ‘lightning’ had its counterpart in Heb. in such a phrase as ‘fire ( ’çsh ) and hail’ ( Exodus 9:23 etc
Hail - ‘Hail and Fire,’ ‘lightnings … and great hail,’ occur together (Revelation 8:7, Revelation 11:19), as in Exodus 9:24 : ‘hail, and Fire mingling with (flashing continually amidst) the hail
Leaven - It was strictly forbidden to be burnt in any offering made by Fire (Leviticus 2:11 ); but in the peace offering, besides the unleavened cakes and wafers, the offerer was to present leavened bread, which was to be eaten. It is then that the King will purge out from His kingdom all that offend and commit iniquity, and cast them into a furnace of Fire
Earthquake - There passed by a strong wind that rent the rocks, then an earthquake, and Fire; but the Lord was not in the earthquake, nor in the Fire; but in a still small voice: a lesson for Elijah when he was thinking much of himself
Metz, Arnulf of, Saint - He is represented wearing armor under his cope; extinguishing a Fire by his blessing; and finding his episcopal ring inside a fish
Zedekiah - It was probably their action as political agitators that brought on them the cruel punishment of being roasted in the Fire by order of Nebuchadrezzar
Catherine of Siena, Saint - Patroness of Fire prevention
Nephthar - The legend relates how certain priests, before the Captivity, took the sacred Fire and hid it
Clay - At Koyunjik fine clay cylinders with Assyrian impressions have been found, which were made by rolling the seals on the moist clay, which was then baked in the Fire
Blower - ) A device for producing a current of air; as: (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part of a grate or open Fire
Holocaust - (Greek: kolos, whole; kaustos, burnt) ...
An offering entirely consumed by Fire, in use among the Jews and some pagan nations of antiquity
Burning Bush - In Exodus 3:2 , Moses' attention was arrested by the sight of a bush that burned without being consumed by the Fire
Siegeworks - Ramps built up to the city walls allowed soldiers to attack the walls and to shoot Fire arrows and other weapons into the city. Fires at the base of the walls weakened the sandstone bricks
Raves - These are reunited at the great white throne, and are judged before being sent to the lake of Fire
Perseverance - A very little girl came out with a small Fire-shovel, and began to take up a shovelful at a time, and carry it to a sort of bin in the cellar
Minister: Self-Dissatisfaction of - Swift of foot was Hiawatha, He could shoot an arrow from him, And run forward with such fleetness, ...
That the arrow fell behind him!'...
The fable is even less than truth with the fervent preacher: he darts arrows of Fire in flaming speech, but his eagerness to win souls far outruns his words
Sinai - Stephen (Acts 7:30) recalls how an angel of the Lord appeared to Moses ‘in the wilderness of mount Sinai, in a flame of Fire in a bush
Censer - The same Hebrew word is translated 'fire-pan' in Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ; 2 Kings 25:15 ; Jeremiah 52:19
Arnulf of Metz, Saint - He is represented wearing armor under his cope; extinguishing a Fire by his blessing; and finding his episcopal ring inside a fish
Furnace - A place where a vehement Fire and heat may be made and maintained, for melting ores or metals, &c
Judicium Dei - Or Judgment of God, was a term anciently applied to all extraordinary trials of secret crimes; as those by arms and single combat; and the ordeals, or those by Fire, or red hot ploughshares, by plunging the arm in boiling water, or the whole body in cold water, in hopes that God would work a miracle, rather than suffer truth and innocence to perish
Hail - Exodus 9:18-34 ; Psalm 78:47,48 ; Psalm 105:32 ; and is at times connected with Fire or lightning
Fox - Samson used foxes or jackals, Judges 15:4-5, to destroy the grain of the Philistines by binding torches to the tails of the animals, and they ran round setting Fire to fields of corn
Sainte Anne de Beaupre - It was destroyed, however, by Fire on March 29, 1922
Siena, Catherine of, Saint - Patroness of Fire prevention
Zedekiah - It was probably their action as political agitators that brought on them the cruel punishment of being roasted in the Fire by order of Nebuchadrezzar
Heap - 1: σωρεύω (Strong's #4987 — Verb — soreuo — sore-yoo'-o ) "to heap one thing on another," is said "heaping" coals of Fire on the head, Romans 12:20 (for the meaning see COALS); in 2 Timothy 3:6 it is used metaphorically of women "laden" (or overwhelmed) with sins
Korah - On the morning after the outbreak, Korah and his associates presented themselves at the door of the tabernacle, and "took every man his censer, and put Fire in them, and laid incense thereon. " But immediately "fire from the Lord" burst forth and destroyed them all (Numbers 16:35 )
Eternal Death - Their condition after casting off the mortal body is spoken of in these expressive words: "Fire that shall not be quenched" (Mark 9:45,46 ), "fire unquenchable" (Luke 3:17 ), "the worm that never dies," the "bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1 ), "the smoke of their torment ascending up for ever and ever" (Revelation 14:10,11 )
Hell - "If thine hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the Fire that never shall be quenched: where their worm dieth not, and the Fire is not quenched
Raca - (Matthew 5:22) "I say unto you (saith Jesus) that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell Fire. But, if still prosecuting his malignity, and said, Thou fool, that is, thou child of hell, and this to a brother who is a child of God, Such an one was in danger of hell Fire. To say to another Raca, subjects the offender to the curse and condemnation of the council; but to say thou fool, makes the offender in danger of hell-fire
Baptism - ...
Others, by baptism, have taken the expression of John the Baptist literally, where he saith, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with Fire. " (Matthew 3:11) Others, with more probability of truth, have considered the baptisms of the Holy Ghost, and with Fire, to mean his manifold gifts and graces. " (Isaiah 4:4) And the New Testament gives the record of the first descent of the Holy Ghost, after Christ's return to glory, in the shape of cloven tongues, like as of Fire, which sat upon each of them
Hell - It became a garbage dump and a place of abomination where Fire burned continuously (2Kings 23:1;2 Kings 10:1 ; compare Matthew 18:9 ; Mark 9:43 ,Mark 9:43,9:45 ,Mark 9:45,9:47 ; James 3:6 ). The expressions “the lake of Fire” and “second death” indicate the awfulness of the fate of the impenitent. Some insist that the Fire spoken of must be literal Fire, so to interpret the language as figurative means to do away with the reality of future punishment. Can a place have both literal Fire and literal darkness? What reason does one have for taking one expression as literal and not taking the other as literal? Literal Fire would destroy a body cast into it
Hell - While some intertestamental writings equate hell with the "lake of Fire" in this "accursed valley" of Hinnom (1Enoch 90:26,27; 54:1,2), others use it to denote a place in the underworld (Sib Or 4:1184-86). For instance, at times Fire consumes the wicked (1Enoch 99:12); in other texts Fire and worms torment their victim to a useless existence (Judith 16:17 ). In this lake of Fire God punishes the wicked, along with Satan and his henchmen (Matthew 25:41 ), bringing an end to evil's free ways. He portrays this future judgment through pictures of Sodom's destruction (Luke 17:29-30 ): Fire, burning sulfur, and a fiery furnace (Genesis 19:24-25 ). The sinful tongue is itself aroused and "set on Fire by hell" (James 3:6 ). The New Testament describes hell as a place: a furnace (Matthew 13:42,50 ), a lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20 ; 20:14-15 ; 21:8 ), and a prison (Revelation 20:7 ). Jesus repeatedly accentuates hell's dreadfulness and horror: "if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out It is better to enter life with one eye than to be thrown into the Fire of hell" (Matthew 18:9 ). ...
At the final judgment, God will declare, "I don't know you Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal Fire" (Matthew 25:12,41 ). ...
Some annihilationists have argued that the biblical imagery of a consuming Fire, destruction, and perishing implies the cessation of life (Stott). They are mutually exclusive, if taken literally, for the Fires of hell conflict with its "utter darkness. " In the intertestamental literature the metaphorical image of a Fire could suggest annihilation or everlasting punishment, showing the inconclusiveness of this argument. Jesus' picture of hell as a place where "their worm does not die, and the Fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:48 ) indicates that this manifestation of God's wrath is unending. Fudge, The Fire that Consumes ; A
Shalmane'Ser - (fire-worshipper ) was the Assyrian king who reigned probably between Tiglath-Pileser and Sargon, B
Fry - with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a Fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts
Pepper - ) To Fire numerous shots (at)
Anastasis, Church of the - In the Fire of 1808 the rotunda fell in upon the Sepulcher and the Orthodox Church obtained from the Turkish government exclusive permission to restore it
Brand - A burning piece of wood or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the Fire is extinct
Inflame - To set on Fire to kindle to cause to burn in a literal sense
Ink - ...
Sympathetic ink, a liquor used in writing, which exhibits no color or appearance till some other means are used, such as holding it to the Fire, or rubbing something over it
Coffer - ) A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking Fire
Barbara, Saint - Patroness of artillerymen, architects, prisoners, founders, stonemasons, grave-diggers, fortifications; invoked against thunderstorms, Fire, lightning, impenitence, and sudden death; venerated as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
Chaff - Hence the Lord, speaking of the preciousness of his word to that of the invention of men, thus expresseth "What is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?" (Jeremiah 23:28) And the sacred writers, under the same Almighty authority, describe the wicked as chaff, which the wind scattereth, and the storm carrieth away; and which the Lord will burn up in the end, with unquenchable Fire
Meshach - Name given by the prince of the eunuchs to Mishael, one of Daniel's companions at Babylon: he was one of the three noble men who, faithful to God in refusing to worship the image set up by the king, were cast into the fiery furnace; but were miraculously preserved by God, there being not even the smell of Fire on their garments
Scald - ) To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a Fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat
Imposed - 1: ἐπίκειμαι (Strong's #1945 — Verb — epikeimai — ep-ik'-i-mahee ) denotes "to be placed on, to lie on," (a) literally, as of the stone on the sepulchre of Lazarus, John 11:38 ; of the fish on the Fire of coals, John 21:9 ; (b) figuratively, of a tempest (to press upon), Acts 27:20 ; of a necessity laid upon the Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 9:16 ; of the pressure of the multitude upon Christ to hear Him, Luke 5:1 , "pressed upon;" of the insistence of the chief priests, rulers and people that Christ should be crucified, Luke 23:23 , "were instant;" of carnal ordinances "imposed" under the Law until a time of reformation, brought in through the High Priesthood of Christ, Hebrews 9:10
Seraphim - ...
Besides praising God they are secondly the medium of imparting spiritual Fire from God to His prophet; when Isaiah laments alike his own and the people's uncleanness of lips, in contrast to the seraphim chanting in alternate responses with pure lips God's praises, and (Isaiah 6:5-7) with a deep sense of the unfitness of his own lips to speak God's message to the people, one of the seraphim flew with a live coal which he took from off the altar of burnt offering in the temple court, the Fire on it being that which God at first had kindled (Leviticus 9:24), and laid it upon Isaiah's mouth, saying, "lo, this hath touched thy lips, and thine iniquity is taken away and thy sin purged. " Thus he was inaugurated in office, as the disciples were by the tongues of Fire resting on them, the sign of their speaking of Jesus in various languages; his unfitness for the office, as well as his personal sin, were removed only by being brought into contact with the sacrificial altar, of which Messiah is the antitype
Boanerges - Hebrew beney regesh ; Their fiery zeal appears in (Luke 9:54) their desiring the Lord's permission that they should command Fire from heaven (like Elias) to consume the Samaritans who would not receive Him, "because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem
Conviction: of Sin - If any poor wretch recanted and so escaped the Fire, they were accustomed to make him carry a fagot at the next burning, as if to let him see what he had escaped, and make him confess what he had deserved
Achan - He and all that belonged to him were then consumed by Fire, and a heap of stones was raised over the ashes
Professors: Too Often Deceptive - But when we come near, behold, beneath the cross a rude picture of souls tormented in red tongues of hell Fire, and pierced by demons
Peace: False - Perceive ye not what is surely at hand? The tempest is preparing; the lightning will soon cast abroad its flames of Fire
Rifle - ) A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of Fire. As a military Firearm it has superseded the musket
Die - The final separation from GOD when the soul and body together are cast into the lake of Fire to be forever punished
Flagon - Rather (from 'eesh , "fire", i
Dreadnought - ) A British battleship, completed in 1906 - 1907, having an armament consisting of ten 12-inch guns, and of twenty-four 12-pound quick-fire guns for protection against torpedo boats
Before - ) In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the Fire; before the house
Flake - ) A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a Fire; a flash
Flee - The enemy fled at the first Fire
Agrapha - “Whoever is near to me is near to the Fire, but whoever is far from me is far from the Kingdom” is from the Gospel of Thomas, an extrabiblical gnostic agrapha
Hag - ) An appearance of light and Fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair
Rob - ) The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a Fire till it acquires the consistence of a sirup
Minister - All God's hosts are called 'ministers of his, that do his pleasure,' and He maketh 'his ministers a flaming Fire
Ahab - The Lord threatened them with a public and ignominious death, before such as they had deceived; and that their names should become a curse; men wishing that their foes might be made like Ahab and Zedekiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon roasted in the Fire, Jeremiah 29:21-22
Wheat - " Calmet has observed, that there were five kinds of these, simple flour, oven cakes, cakes of the Fire plate, cakes of the frying pan, and green ears of corn
Cloud, Pillar of - By day Israel saw a pillar of cloud, while by night they saw a pillar of Fire (Exodus 13:21-22 )
Clay - (Jeremiah 32:14 ) The seal used for public documents was rolled on the moist clay, and the tablet was then placed in the Fire and baked
Zabii - But we speak here of the Zabians as a sect, probably the first corrupters of the patriarchal religion; and so called, as is believed, from tsabiim, the "hosts," that is, of heaven; namely, the sun, moon, and stars, to whom they rendered worship; first immediately, and afterward through the medium of images; this particularly distinguished them from the magi, whose idolatry wa confined to the solar orb, and its earthly representative, the Fire. They were ignicolae, or "worshippers of Fire. " The city of Ur, in Chaldea, seems to have had its name from the inhabitants being devoted to the worship of Fire. Certain of their rites were cruel, as the passing of their children through the Fire, and branding themselves also with Fire. The Guebres, or Parsees, who inhabit Persia, and are scattered through various parts of Hindostan, are the acknowledged worshippers of Fire, or the supreme Deity under that symbol. "That the Persians," says Hyde, "were formerly Sabians or Zabii, is rendered probable by Ibn Phacreddin Angjou, a Persian, who, in his book ‘Pharhangh Gjihanghiri,' treating of the Persians descended from Shem, says in the preface, ‘Their religion, at that time, was Zabianism; but at length they became magi, and built Fire temples
Topheth - ) From toph , the "drums" beaten to drown the shrieks of the children made to pass through the Fire to Moloch; rather tophet means tabret, so "tabret grove," i. Josiah threw down its altars and heaped here the filth of the city, so that, with its carcasses preyed on by worms and its perpetual Fires for consuming refuse, it became a type of hell (Isaiah 66:24). Satan is the king finally doomed to the Fire with the lost (Matthew 5:22; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-44)
Ball - ) Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a Firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; - often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller Firearms are commonly called bullets. ) A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set Fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a Fire ball; a stink ball
Bread - their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming Fire. " Their heart was like an oven first heated by Satan, then left to burn with the pent up Fire of their corrupt passions. Like the baker sleeping at night, Satan rests secure that at the first opportunity the hidden Fires will break forth, ready to execute whatever evil he suggests. When the Fire burned down the cakes were applied inwardly or outwardly. Hosea 7:8, "Ephraim is a cake not turned": burnt on one side, unbaked on the other, the Fire spoiling, not penetrating it; so religious professors, outwardly warm, inwardly cold; on one side overdone, on the other not vitally influenced at all; Jehus professing great "zeal for the Lord," really zealous for themselves
Torment - ’ The torments of Babylon the Great consist of plagues, death, mourning, famine, and burning with Fire (Revelation 18:7 f. Those who worship the Beast and his image shall be tormented with Fire and brimstone; and the smoke of their torment shall ascend for ever and ever, there being no rest for them day or night (1618165611_39). A similar punishment awaits the devil, the Beast, and the False Prophet, who, after being cast into the lake of Fire and brimstone, shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:10). Fire and torments await the wicked (7:38)
Gomorrah - Volcanic agency and earthquake, accompanying the Fire shower, may have produced the deep depression of the sea, and so arrested the Jordan's original onward course through the Arabah into the gulf of Akabah. This answers to the vale of Siddim, "full of slime pits" (Genesis 14:10); and it accords with the destruction of the four cities of the plain by Fire and brimstone, and with the turning of Lot's wife into a pillar of salt. ...
Scripture does not say the cities were immersed in the sea, but that they were destroyed by Fire from heaven (Deuteronomy 29:23; Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 50:40; Zephaniah 2:9; 2 Peter 2:6; Judges 1:4-7, "an example unto those that after should live ungodly"; Amos 4:11). Zoar or Bela alone of the five, at Lot's request, escaped destruction by the Fire from the Lord
Elijah - The false prophets called on their gods, and Elijah called on His God to see which would rain Fire from heaven. In response of Elijah's prayer, Yahweh rained Fire from heaven to consume the wet wood. There he observed the power of the wind, earthquake, and Fire; but the Lord was not seen in these forces. The first two units were destroyed by Fire from heaven. There, immediately after conferring a double portion of his spirit on Elisha (2 Kings 2:9 ), the two were separated by a chariot and horses of Fire which carried Elijah away in a whirlwind as Elisha watched shouting, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof
Mines - "As for the earth's surface, out of it cometh bread" by tillage; "while under it Fire (i. stones glowing like Fire, Ezekiel 28:14) is turned up"; Umbreit, "it is turned up by Fire" used in mining; Maurer, "as it were by Fire. He adjusts the Fires intensity and duration with nicest adaptation to His child's spiritual need (1 Corinthians 10:13). High skill at all events is implied in Deuteronomy 9:21, "very small as dust"; he burnt it in the Fire first, and strawed the gold dust on the water and made the Israelites drink it; illustrating the spiritual principle that sinners must "eat the fruit of their own ways" (Proverbs 1:31; Proverbs 14:14; Proverbs 22:8; Job 4:8; Isaiah 3:11; Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 6:19)
Tirza - Here Zimri perished amid the flames of the palace to which in his despair he had set Fire (1 Kings 16:18 ), and here Menahem smote Shallum (2 Kings 15:14,16 )
Gehenna - Here the dead bodies of animals and of criminals, and all kinds of filth, were cast and consumed by Fire kept always burning
Refine - ...
The metal was placed in a Fire of intense heat so that, as the metal melted, impurities could be removed
Affliction: Endears the Promises - We all of us value those golden words, 'When thou walkest through the Fire thou shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee' but few if any of us have read them with the delight of the martyr Bilney, to whom this passage was a stay, while he was in prison awaiting his execution at the stake
Busk - On the first day the new Fire is lighted, by friction of wood, and distributed to the various households, an offering of green corn, including an ear brought from each of the four quarters or directions, is consumed, and medicine is brewed from snakeroot
Preachers: Different - Again, those that are all in doctrine, nothing in exhortation, drown the wick in oil, but light it not; making it fit for use if it had Fire put to it, but as it is, rather capable of good than profitable for the present
Blaze - BLAZE, To flame as, the Fire blazes
Word of od - Below are given some of the types which are used to describe the Word of GOD, which is the Bible:...
Bow Habakkuk 3:9 (a)...
Judge John 12:48 (a)...
Buckler Psalm 18:30 (a)...
Lamp, Psalm 119:105 (a)...
Fire, Jeremiah 23:29 (a)...
Laver, Exodus 30:18 (c)...
Hammer, Jeremiah 23:29 (a)...
Light, Psalm 119:105 (a)...
Meat, 1 Corinthians 3:2 (b)...
Milk, 1 Peter 2:2 (a)...
Rain, Isaiah 55:10-11 (a)...
Seed, Luke 8:11 (a)...
Shield, Psalm 91:4 (a)...
Snow, Isaiah 55:10-11 (a)...
Spoil Psalm 119:162 (a)...
Sword Ephesians 6:17 (a)...
Truth John 17:17 (a)...
Water Ephesians 5:26 (a)...
Micah 7:3 (b) Here we see the care with which wicked men seek to cover up their evil actions, and to prevent the public from seeing what they are doing
Eternal - 2 Timothy 2 ...
What shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Matthew 19 ...
Suffering the vengeance of eternal Fire. And Fires eternal in thy temple shine
Henry Spelman - This was supposed to have perished in the Great Fire, but part of it was discovered in the Bodleian Library
False Prophet, (the) - He will be a miracle worker and during the Tribulation period will bring Fire down from heaven and command that people worship the image of the Beast (Revelation 11:15)
Trammel - ) An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the Fire
Counsellor - Wonderful Counsellor! give thy people grace to listen to thy gracious and divine teaching, "and to buy of thee gold tried in the Fire
Cast Down - 15:25); Aaron claimed he “threw” gold into the Fire and a golden calf walked out ( Spelman, Henry - This was supposed to have perished in the Great Fire, but part of it was discovered in the Bodleian Library
Cooking - In the former case the animal was preserved entire, (Exodus 12:46 ) and roasted either over a Fire, (Exodus 12:8 ) of wood, (Isaiah 44:16 ) or perhaps in an oven, consisting simply of a hole dug in the earth, well heated, and covered up
Field - Job 24:2 ; Proverbs 22:28 ; 23:10 The absence of fences rendered the fields liable to damage from straying cattle, ( Exodus 22:5 ) or Fire, (Exodus 22:6 ; 2 Samuel 14:30 ) hence the necessity of constantly watching flocks and herds
Zeal - Our baptism must be with the Holy Ghost and with Fire if we would win the masses to hear the gospel
Severus, Bishop of Monorca - The arrival of the relics caused great religious excitement among Minorcan Christians, which led to constant arguments between them and the Jews, ending in riots in which the synagogue was set on Fire and burnt to the bare walls
Ranges - Probably a cooking furnace for two or more pots, as the Hebrew word here is in the dual number; or perhaps a Fire-place fitted to receive a pair of ovens
Migne, Jacques Paul - " His printing-house was destroyed by Fire 1870; the Franco-German War inflicted great losses
Jacques Migne - " His printing-house was destroyed by Fire 1870; the Franco-German War inflicted great losses
Fate - Physical fate is an order and series of natural causes, appropriated to their effects; as, that Fire warms; bodies communicate motion to each other, &c
Pillar - versions seems preferable; (b) figuratively in Revelation 3:12 , indicating a firm and permanent position in the spiritual, heavenly and eternal Temple of God; (c) illustratively, of the feet of the angel in the vision in Revelation 10:1 , seen as flames rising like columns of Fire indicative of holiness and consuming power, and thus reflecting the glory of Christ as depicted in Revelation 1:15 ; cp
Rain - 2, signifies (a) "to wet," Luke 7:38,44 , RV (AV, to wash); (b) "to send rain," Matthew 5:45 ; to rain, Luke 17:29 (of Fire and brimstone); James 5:17 , used impersonally (twice); Revelation 11:6 , where huetos (A, No
Sabellians - The Sabellians maintained that the Word and the Holy Spirit are only virtues, emanations, or functions of the Deity; and held that he who is in heaven is the Father of all things; that he descended into the Virgin, became a child, and was born of her as a son; and that, having accomplished the mystery of our salvation, he diffused himself on the apostles in tongues of Fire, and was then denominated the Holy Ghost
Christian: Professor Cannot be Neutral - It appears that Themistocles, when a boy, was full of spirit and Fire, quick of apprehension, naturally inclined to bold attempts, and likely to make a great statesman
Nadab - He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange Fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Leviticus 10:1,2 ; Numbers 3:4 ; 26:60 )
Heaven: a Sustaining Prospect - ' When he was in the midst of the flames he exhorted his companions to constancy, saying, 'We shall not end our lives in the Fire, but make a change for a better life; yea, for coals we shall receive pearls
Christmas - That it was kept before the time of Constantine we have a melancholy proof; for whilst the persecution raged under Dioclesian, who then kept his court at Nicomedia, that tyrant among other acts of cruelty, finding the multitudes of Christians assembled together to celebrate Christ's nativity, commanded the church doors where they were met to be shut, and Fire to be put to it, which soon reduced them and the church to ashes
Fuel - ‘food’]'>[1] of Fire’ ( Isaiah 9:5 ; Isaiah 9:19 ) in use among the Hebrews was undoubtedly wood, either in its natural state or, among the wealthier classes, as charcoal (see Coal)
Patrol - ) Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a Fire patrol
Explode - ) To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with Fire
Flee - If men believe GOD's Word and realize that outside of CHRIST they will be forever punished in the lake of Fire, there would certainly be a rush to get to the Saviour
Chaff - Because they are worthless and are not stable, nor useful in GOD's program of life, they must be sent to the Fire
Oven - A hole was dug in the ground and coated with clay, which hardened with the heat of the Fire
Bath Abbey - Destroyed by Fire, 1137, it was later rebuilt
Wood - ) Trees cut or sawed for the Fire or other uses
Main - ), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a Fire main
Achan - It would appear that Achan's family were also stoned; for they were led out with him, and all his property, "And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with Fire, after they had stoned them with stones
Oven - A Fire is kindled inside, the fuel being grass, or dry twigs, which heat the oven rapidly and blacken it with smoke and soot (see Lamentations 5:10 )
Lade, Laden - , Joshua 7:26 ; 8:29 ; 2 Samuel 18:17 ; 2 Chronicles 31:6-9 ), Romans 12:20 , of coals of Fire; 2 Timothy 3:6 , said of sily women ("womanlings") "laden" with sins
Issue - ...
B — 1: ἐκπορεύομαι (Strong's #1607 — Verb — ekporeuo — ek-por-yoo'-om-ahee ) "to cause to go forth" (ek, "out," poreuo, "to cause to go"), is used in the Middle Voice in Revelation 9:17,18 , of the coming forth of Fire, smoke and brimstone from the mouths of the symbolic horses in a vision, AV, "issued" (the RV renders it by the verb "to proceed")
Ashes - , by sending Fire from heaven)
Ner'Gal-Share'Zer - (prince of Fire ) occurs only in ( Jeremiah 39:3 ) and Jere 39:13 There appear to have been two persons in the name among the "princes of the king of Babylon" who accompanied Nebuchadnezzar on his last expedition against Jerusalem
Pillar - Lastly, the figurative use of the term "pillar," in reference to the cloud and Fire accompanying the Israelites on their march or as in (Song of Solomon 3:6 ) and Reve 10:1 Is plainly derived from the notion of an isolated column not supporting a roof
Consume - " ...
2: καταναλίσκω (Strong's #2654 — Verb — katanalisko — kat-an-al-is'-ko ) "to consume utterly, wholly" (kata, intensive), is said, in Hebrews 12:29 , of God as "a consuming Fire
Raca - It was after all only a provisional institution devised by the Rabbis; whereas the ‘Gehenna of Fire’ is a Messianic judgment. Read then: ‘Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not murder, and whosoever murders is liable to the judgment, and whosoever says “Raca” to his brother is liable to the Sanhedrin: but I say unto you, whosover is angry with his brother is liable to the (Divine) judgment, and whosoever says “thou fool” is liable to the Gehenna of Fire
Ball - ...
Fire-ball, a meteor a luminous globe darting through the atmosphere also, a bag of canvas filled with gunpowder, sulphur, pitch, saltpeter, &c. ,to be thrown by the hand, or from mortars, to set Fire to houses
Shechinah - " God's visible manifestation in a cloudy pillar and Fire; the glorious light, enveloped in a cloud and thence bursting forth at times (Exodus 16:7-10), especially over the mercy-seat or capporeth . His coming again with clouds and Fire is the antitype of this Shekinah (Matthew 26:64; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 2Th_1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)
Face - God talked with the Hebrews "face to face out of the midst of the Fire," Deuteronomy 5:4 . " "As wax melteth before the Fire, so let the wicked perish before the face of God," Psalms 68:2
Salutation - The letter of an Arab will be nearly filled with salutations; and should he come in to tell you your house was on Fire, he would first give and receive the compliments of the day, and then say perhaps, "If God will, all is well; but your house is on Fire
Jotham - Easily catching Fire, it can set on Fire the noblest trees of Lebanon; the worthless can cause fatal hurt to the noblest (Exodus 22:5)
Meshach - The Fire only burnt their bonds, so that they "walked loose in the midst of the Fire" (John 8:36; Psalms 138:7; Isaiah 43:1-2); Jehovah was a wall of Fire round them against their foes (Zechariah 2:5)
Molech - ...
In times of apostasy some Israelites, apparently in desperation, made their children “go through the Fire to Molech” (Leviticus 18:21 ; Leviticus 20:2-5 ; 2 Kings 23:10 ; compare 2 Kings 17:31 ; Jeremiah 7:31 ; Jeremiah 19:5 ; Jeremiah 32:35 ). It generally is assumed that references like these are to the sacrifices of children in the Valley of Hinnom at a site known as Topheth (“Topheth” probably means “firepit” in Syriac). Some contend that the children were thrown into a raging Fire. Another view sees an original Fire ceremony dedicating, but not harming children, that later was transformed into a burnt-offering ceremony
Habibus, Deacon, Martyr at Edessa - Habib's proceedings were reported to Licinius, who sentenced him to die by Fire. Let therefore this Fire in which I am to be burned be for a recompense before Thee, so that I may be delivered from that Fire which is not quenched; and receive Thou my spirit into Thy presence through the Spirit of Thy Godhead, O glorious Son of the adorable Father
Abyss - The Ethiopian Book of Enoch is especially suggestive for the development of the eschatological conceptions that appear in pre-Christian Judaism; und in the earliest part of that book the fallen angels and demons are represented as cast after the final judgment into a gulf (χάος) of Fire (10:13, 14), while in 21:7 the chasm (διακοπή) filled with Fire (cf. Apparently the abyss was conceived of as the proper home of the devil and his angels, in the centre of which was a lake of Fire reserved as the place of their final punishment
Abyss - The Ethiopian Book of Enoch is especially suggestive for the development of the eschatological conceptions that appear in pre-Christian Judaism; und in the earliest part of that book the fallen angels and demons are represented as cast after the final judgment into a gulf (χάος) of Fire (10:13, 14), while in 21:7 the chasm (διακοπή) filled with Fire (cf. Apparently the abyss was conceived of as the proper home of the devil and his angels, in the centre of which was a lake of Fire reserved as the place of their final punishment
Nero, Claudius Caesar - On the night of July 16, 64, a Fire broke out in the valley between the Palatine and the Aventine. For six days the Fire raged till it reached the foot of the Esquiline, where it was stopped by pulling down a number of houses. Soon after a second Fire broke out in the gardens of Tigellinus near the Pincian, and raged for three days in the N. Though the loss of life was less in the second Fire, the destruction of temples and public buildings was more serious. By the two Fires three of the 14 regions were utterly destroyed, four escaped entirely, in the remaining seven but few houses were left standing. Nero was at Antium when the Fire broke out, and did not return to Rome till it had almost reached the vast edifice he had constructed to connect his palace on the Palatine with the gardens of Maecenas on the Esquiline. ...
The horrible suspicion that Nero himself was the author of the Fire gained strength. According to his view, as many of the shops near the circus where the Fire originated were occupied by Jews, suspicion would fall upon them, which would be strengthened by the fact that the Transtiberine, the Ghetto of that time, was one of the few quarters that had escaped the Fire
Conflagration - A term used to denote that grand period or catastrophe of our world, when the face of nature is to be changed by Fire, as formerly it was by water. Tachard and others, relates that the Siamese believe that the earth will at last, be parched up with heat, the mountains melted down, the earth's whole surface reduced to a level, and then consumed with Fire. And the Bramins of Siam do not only hold that the world shall be destroyed by Fire, but also that a new earth shall be made out of the cinders of the old. ...
Divines ordinarily account for the conflagration metaphysically, and will have it take its rise from a miracle, as a Fire from heaven. Some think an eruption of the central Fire sufficient for the purpose; and add, that this may be occasioned several ways, viz. Some suppose that the earth will not be entirely consumed, but that the matter of which it consists will be fixed, purified, and refined, which they say will be the natural consequence of the action of Fire upon it; though it is hard to say what such a purification can do towards fitting it for its intended purpose, for it is certain a mass of crystal or glass would very ill answer the following parts of this hypothesis
Mohawks - Obtaining Fire-arms from the Dutch, they spread terror far and wide and conquered the Mohegans, Delawares, and Munsee, and continued down the Mississippi and Hudson Rivers
Fulda - The cathedral, six times destroyed by Fire and rebuilt by Prince-Abbot Adalbert (1704-1712) in Renaissance style, contains the tomb of Saint Boniface
Nergal-Sharezer - ) Sharezer, in Zend, would mean "prince of Fire
Baruch - He afterwards read them before the counsellors of the king at a private interview; and then to the king himself, who, after hearing a part of the roll, cut it with a penknife, and threw it into the Fire of his winter parlour, where he was sitting
Blaze - ) To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the Fire blazes
Molech - The throne and image were made hollow, and a furious Fire was kindled within it
Uriah - (yoo ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “fire of Yah
Lucy, Saint - Faggots were then heaped about her and set on Fire, but again God saved her
Dothan - Elisha's place of sojourn, when the Syrian king invested the city with horses and chariots, to Gehazi's dismay; but "the mountain" whereon it stood he saw, when the Lord opened his eyes, to be "full of horses and chariots of Fire round about Elisha" (2 Kings 6:13-18)
Flame - Fire in general
Glastonbury Abbey - The church was built between 1184,1186, to take the place of the original church which had been destroyed in the Fire of 1184
Abbey, Glastonbury - The church was built between 1184,1186, to take the place of the original church which had been destroyed in the Fire of 1184
Asleep - He will be brought into GOD's presence for judgment at the Great White Throne, and will then be cast into outer darkness, which is the Lake of Fire
Bottomless Pit - From the passages in the Revelation we learn that the abyss is where the Satanic powers are shut up, not where they will be punished, which is in the lake of Fire
Dull - ) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull Fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror
Baking Bread - Rauwolff observes that travellers frequently bake bread in the deserts of Arabia, on the ground heated for that purpose by Fire, covering their cakes of bread with ashes and coals, and turning them several times till they are enough
Chariots - Elijah went up to heaven in a chariot of Fire
Witch And Wizard - Their unlawful arts were akin to the others forbidden in Deuteronomy 18:10-11 : "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the Fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times or an enchanter or a witch Lock - The part of a musket or fowling-piece or other Fire-arm, which contains the pan, trigger, &c
Nahum - The native elegance, Fire, and sublimity of his style are universally admired
Try, Tried - ...
Notes: (1) In Revelation 3:18 , AV, puroo, in the Passive Voice, "to be purified by Fire" (RV, "refined"), is rendered "tried
Heat - has purosis, "burning" (pur, "fire")
Hell - In the figurative phrase ‘set on Fire of Gehenna,’ the author of the Epistle has clearly in mind the original idea of that name in the associations of the Valley of Hinnom, with its quenchless Fire and its undying worm (2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:6, Jeremiah 7:31). 126-129:...
‘Down they went...
In to Tartarean chamber terrible,...
Kept in firm chains to pay full penalty...
In Gehenna of strong, furious, quenchless Fire. ...
‘Their names,’ says the seer, ‘shall be blotted out of the book of life, and out of the holy books, and their seed shall be destroyed for ever, and their spirits shall be slain, and they shall cry and make lamentation in a place that is a chaotic wilderness, and in the Fire shall they burn; for there is no earth there. And I saw there something like an invisible cloud; for by reason of its depth I could not look over, and I saw a flame of Fire blazing brightly, and things like shining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro. And I asked one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto him: “What is this shining thing? for it is not a heaven but only the flame of a blazing Fire, and the voice of weeping and crying, and lamentation and strong pain. ’...
(2) ‘The lake of Fire’ is an expression found several times in Rev. ...
‘They showed me there a very terrible place … and all manner of tortures in that place … and there is no light there, but murky Fire constantly flameth aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere Fire … and those men said to me: This place is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practise … magic-making, enchantments, and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder … for all these is prepared this place amongst these, for eternal inheritance’ (cf. we have:...
‘And deathless angels of the immortal God,...
Who ever is, shall bind with lasting bonds...
In chains of flaming Fire, and from above...
Punish them all by scourge most terribly;...
And in Gehenna, in the gloom of night,...
Shall they be cast ’neath many horrid beasts...
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(3) In Revelation 20:14 ‘the lake of Fire’ is further defined as ‘the second death’-a phrase which recurs in other passages of the book (e. 16 we read, ‘All created mankind shall come to the Fire of testing, and many shall be offended and perish,’ which is only a faint reflexion of the Synoptic statements. Look on this side and on that: here is delight and rest, and there Fire and torments. And some were there hanging by the tongue: these were those who blasphemed the way of righteousness, and under them was Fire burning and punching them. In front of the table stands an angel with a balance on which the souls are weighed, while another has a trumpet having within it all-consuming Fire whereby the souls are tried. To express the awfulness of the torture, it is said that the Fire of the under world is nine times hotter than that of earthly furnaces; the Fire of the great chaos nine times hotter than that of the under world; the Fire of the ‘rulers’ nine times hotter than that of the great chaos; but the Fire of the dragon is seventy times more intense in its heat than that of the ‘rulers’! In 3 Baruch, iv. -(a) All evil powers-death, sin, and their forces-are to be finally destroyed in the Fires of Divine judgment (Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:13-15, 2 Peter 2:4, Judges 1:13)
Hell - In the figurative phrase ‘set on Fire of Gehenna,’ the author of the Epistle has clearly in mind the original idea of that name in the associations of the Valley of Hinnom, with its quenchless Fire and its undying worm (2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:6, Jeremiah 7:31). 126-129:...
‘Down they went...
In to Tartarean chamber terrible,...
Kept in firm chains to pay full penalty...
In Gehenna of strong, furious, quenchless Fire. ...
‘Their names,’ says the seer, ‘shall be blotted out of the book of life, and out of the holy books, and their seed shall be destroyed for ever, and their spirits shall be slain, and they shall cry and make lamentation in a place that is a chaotic wilderness, and in the Fire shall they burn; for there is no earth there. And I saw there something like an invisible cloud; for by reason of its depth I could not look over, and I saw a flame of Fire blazing brightly, and things like shining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro. And I asked one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto him: “What is this shining thing? for it is not a heaven but only the flame of a blazing Fire, and the voice of weeping and crying, and lamentation and strong pain. ’...
(2) ‘The lake of Fire’ is an expression found several times in Rev. ...
‘They showed me there a very terrible place … and all manner of tortures in that place … and there is no light there, but murky Fire constantly flameth aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere Fire … and those men said to me: This place is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practise … magic-making, enchantments, and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder … for all these is prepared this place amongst these, for eternal inheritance’ (cf. we have:...
‘And deathless angels of the immortal God,...
Who ever is, shall bind with lasting bonds...
In chains of flaming Fire, and from above...
Punish them all by scourge most terribly;...
And in Gehenna, in the gloom of night,...
Shall they be cast ’neath many horrid beasts...
Of Tartarus, where darkness is immense. ]'>[2] ...
(3) In Revelation 20:14 ‘the lake of Fire’ is further defined as ‘the second death’-a phrase which recurs in other passages of the book (e. 16 we read, ‘All created mankind shall come to the Fire of testing, and many shall be offended and perish,’ which is only a faint reflexion of the Synoptic statements. Look on this side and on that: here is delight and rest, and there Fire and torments. And some were there hanging by the tongue: these were those who blasphemed the way of righteousness, and under them was Fire burning and punching them. In front of the table stands an angel with a balance on which the souls are weighed, while another has a trumpet having within it all-consuming Fire whereby the souls are tried. To express the awfulness of the torture, it is said that the Fire of the under world is nine times hotter than that of earthly furnaces; the Fire of the great chaos nine times hotter than that of the under world; the Fire of the ‘rulers’ nine times hotter than that of the great chaos; but the Fire of the dragon is seventy times more intense in its heat than that of the ‘rulers’! In 3 Baruch, iv. -(a) All evil powers-death, sin, and their forces-are to be finally destroyed in the Fires of Divine judgment (Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:13-15, 2 Peter 2:4, Judges 1:13)
Catch - to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught Fire. ) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the Fire caught the adjoining building
Mithraism - These evil spirits wandered over the world afflicting man, who roust worship the four simple elements, Fire, air, earth, and water. They worshiped in caves, where a Fire was kept perpetually burning in the sanctuary
Censer - On the day of atonement the high priest was to carry the censer of the golden altar within the most holy place, and put the incense on the Fire in the censer "before the Lord" (Leviticus 16:12-13). ...
Solomon made censers of pure gold, probably to take Fire from the brazen altar, and to convey incense to the golden altar on which it was to be offered morning and evening (Exodus 30:7-8; 1 Kings 7:50)
Cloud - The pillar of cloud and Fire directs and protects the journeyings of the Exodus ( Exodus 13:21 , Psalms 105:39 ). This corresponds with the fact that armies and caravans have frequently been directed by signals of Fire and smoke
Ahab - The trial of Fire from heaven is an especial instance of this, which was followed by the death of 450 of the prophets of Baal, 1 Kings 18:19-40 , but there was no repentance in the king. A false prophet among the captives of Babylon who prophesied a lie, and was roasted in the Fire by Nebuchadnezzar
Match - ) Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating Fire, made of some substance which takes Fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp
Match - ) Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating Fire, made of some substance which takes Fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp
Pillar - The pillar of cloud, and the pillar of Fire in the wilderness, which went before and followed Israel, were among the symbols of the divine presence. For if Jesus be the pillar of cloud, and the pillar of Fire; and if, as it is said, "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming Fire by night," (Isaiah 4:5) —surely there is a great propriety that his church should be called after the name of her Lord, He is the pillar of cloud and of Fire; and she by him is made the pillar and ground of truth; and hence his servants who minister in his name shall be called pillars in his temple
Turtle - "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of Fire, and it sat upon each of them. " (Acts 2:3) Now here the words are, like as of Fire, (osei puros) not really Fire, but like as of Fire
Hutchinsonians - The Hutchinsonians maintain that the great mystery of the trinity is conveyed to our understandings by ideas of sense; and that the created substance of the air, or heaven, in its three-fold agency of Fire, light, and spirit, is the enigma of the one essence or one Jehovah in three persons. The unity of essence is exhibited by its unity of substance; the trinity of conditions, Fire, light, and spirit. For (says this denomination) if we consult the writings of the Old and New Testament, we shall find the persons of the Deity represented under the names and characters of the three material agents, Fire, light, and spirit, and their actions expressed by the actions of these their emblems. The Father is called a consuming Fire; and his judicial proceedings are spoken of in words which denote the several actions of Fire, Jehovah is a consuming Fire...
Our God is a consuming Fire, Deuteronomy 4:24
Cloud - And more so, because the promise is still with the church, that "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (let the reader not overlook the every dwelling place), and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming Fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence. For is not the church the same? Is not Jesus's love to it the same? And doth he not go before it now in the pillar of cloud by day, and follow it in the pillar of Fire by night, to guide, to bless, to protect, yea, himself to be the very supply to it, through all the eventful journies of its wilderness state, from the Succoth of the beginning of the spiritual life, even to Jordan, the river of natural death opening to glory? What though the cloud, in the miraculous movements of it as to Israel, is not seen, yet the Lord of the cloud, in his presence, grace, and love, is sensibly known and enjoyed. " Precious Lord Jesus! whilst thou art thus gracious, and thus blessed, to thy church and people, we still behold the cloud, yea, now look; through by faith, and behold thee in the cloud, a wall of Fire round about, and the glory, as thou didst promise, in the midst of Zion! (See Zechariah 2:8)...
Test - Jeremiah describes the process of smelting and refining: “The bellows [1], the lead is consumed of the Fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away” ( Fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place” ( Fire
Colours - Red, the first of the three primary colours of science, is in Greek πυρρός, from πῦρ, ‘fire. ’ ‘Light and Fire, when regarded ethically in Holy Scripture, are contrasts: light, the image of beneficent love; and Fire, of destroying anger’ (Delitzsch, Iris, Eng. The swordsman upon the red horse (Revelation 6:5) represents war and bloodshed; the great red dragon (Revelation 12:3) the same, probably with the added idea of Fire. ’ The cuirasses were also red like Fire (πυρίνους) and yellow as brimstone (θειώδεις)
Furnace - When it was heated by a Fire made within, the dough was spread over the heated surface, and thus was baked
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Mazleg, flesh-hooks (1 Samuel 2:13,14 ), a kind of fork with three teeth for turning the sacrifices on the Fire, etc
Abel - His offering, made by the shedding of blood, was that of a penitent sinner confiding in the atonement ordained of God; and it was accepted, "God testifying of his gifts," probably by Fire from heaven; "by which he obtained witness that he was righteous," that is, justified, Hebrews 11:4
Palace, Lateran - It was destroyed by Fire in the years 1307,1361, and during the pontificate of Sixtus V the architect Fontana replaced the building with a smaller edifice
Lateran Palace - It was destroyed by Fire in the years 1307,1361, and during the pontificate of Sixtus V the architect Fontana replaced the building with a smaller edifice
Ahaz - He made his own children pass through the Fire to idols; he introduced the Syrian gods into Jerusalem, altered the temple after the Syrian model, and even closed it altogether
Laver - kiyor), a "basin" for boiling in, a "pan" for cooking (1 Samuel 2:14 ), a "fire-pan" or hearth (Zechariah 12:6 ), the sacred wash-bowl of the tabernacle and temple (Exodus 30:18,28 ; 31:9 ; 35:16 ; 38:8 ; 39:39 ; 40:7,11,30 , etc
Immortality - It is said, indeed, "their worm dieth not, and the Fire is not quenched
Sodom - The wickedness of its inhabitants brought down upon it Fire from heaven, by which it was destroyed (18:16-33; 19:1-29; Deuteronomy 23:17 )
Hypocrisy: Easy But Dangerous - Hush! hearken! steal silently upstairs; the spirit of deceit invites you to her chamber; a little plaster of Paris, a Fire, a crucible,
Blood - ) A man of Fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake
Low Saturday - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Molech - A well known feature of the worship of Molech was the sacrifice of children by Fire, a practice that in Israel carried the death penalty (Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 20:2-5; 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 32:35)
Lightning - Lightning also appears as God's weapon in those passages in which God is portrayed as a warrior (arrows: 2 Samuel 22:15 ; Psalm 18:14 ; Psalm 77:17 ; Psalm 144:6 ; Fire: Psalm 97:3 ; Job 36:32 )
Stars - It is one of many miracles that attest to the power of our God and is similar to the pillar of Fire used to demonstrate God's presence and might to the children of Israel as they made their way to the land of Canaan
Holy Saturday - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Great Sabbath - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Cut - ...
Matthew 24:51 (b) This figure is used to describe the helplessness and the hopelessness of one whom GOD casts into the lake of Fire
Fly - Job 5:7 (a) As the sparks ascend heavenward from the Fire, so we should speed our way at once to GOD when trouble comes
Flank - ) That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a Fire along the outside of its parapet
Choke - To smother or suffocate, as Fire
Contend - The Lord God called to contend by Fire
Curtain - In fortification, that part of the rampart which is between the flanks of two bastions, bordered with a parapet five feet high, behind which the soldiers stand to Fire on the covered way and into the moat
Damp - These damps are usually the carbonic acid gas, vulgarly called choke-damp, which instantly suffocates or some inflammable gas, called Fire-damp
Law - ...
GOD's law is like a light Psalm 119:130...
GOD's law is like a lamp Psalm 119:105...
GOD's law is like a hammer Jeremiah 23:29...
GOD's law is like a Fire Jeremiah 23:29...
GOD's law is like a seed Luke 8:11...
GOD's law is like water Ephesians 5:26...
GOD's law is like a sword Hebrews 4:12...
Pibeseth - Bast is Pesht, the goddess of Fire
Hinnom - It was the place where children were made "to pass through the Fire to Molech," and was defiled by Josiah, in order to extinguish forever such detestable rites. From the Fires of Moloch and from the defilement of the valley, comp. Isaiah 30:33; Isaiah 66:24, if not from the supposed everburning funeral Fires, the later Jews applied the name of the valley (in the Septuagint Geënna), to the place of eternal suffering for lost angels and men; and in this sense it is used in the New Testament
Easter Eve - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Easter Even - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Eve, Easter - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Even, Easter - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Unbelief - " (Mark 16:16) And his servant, the beloved apostle, confirms the awful account, when in the close of the canon of Scripture, he saith that "the fearful and unbelieving shall have their part in the lake which burneth with Fire and brimstone; which is the second death
Chemarim - By this word the best commentators understand the priests of false gods, and in particular the worshippers of Fire, because they were, it is said, dressed in black
Earthquake - A convulsion of the earth common in volcanic regions, and well known in all parts of the world; probably occasioned by the action of internal heat or Fire
Lighten - A key of Fire ran all along the shore, and lightened all the river with a blaze
Sabbath, Great - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Sabbatum Sanctum - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Saturday, Black - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Saturday, Holy - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Saturday, Low - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Saturday, White - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
White Saturday - The present ceremonies consist of the blessing of the new Fire, the lighting of lamps and candles and the paschal candle, the recitation of the twelve prophecies, the blessing of the baptismal font or water, and the recitation of the Litany of the Saints
Scald - To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a Fire, or in water or other liquor as, to scald meat or milk
Try - The Fire sev'n times tried this
ko'Rah - He was leader of the famous rebellion against his cousins Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, for which he paid the penalty of perishing with his followers by an earthquake and flames of Fire
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The brass utensils for the altar (Exodus 27:3) were pans, to receive the ashes and fat; shovels, for removing the ashes; basins, for the blood; flesh hooks, with three prongs, to take flesh out of the cauldron (1 Samuel 2:13-14); Firepans, or censers, for taking coals off the altar, or for burning incense (Leviticus 16:12; Numbers 16:6-7; Exodus 30:6-10); the same Hebrew maktoth means snuff dishes, as "tongs" means snuffers for the candlesticks. A perpetual Fire kept on it symbolized the perpetuity of Jehovah's religion; for, sacrifice being the center of the Old Testament worship, to extinguish it would have been to extinguish the religion. The perpetual Fire of the Persian religion was different, for this was not sacrificial, but a symbol of God, or of the notion that, Fire was a primary element. The original Fire of the tabernacle "came out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat" (Leviticus 9:24). The divine Fire on the altar; the shekinah cloud, representing the divine habitation with them, which was given to the king and the high priest with the oil of unction; the spirit of prophecy; the Urim and Thummim whereby the high priest miraculously learned God's will; and the ark of the covenant, whence God gave His answers in a clear voice, were the five things of the old temple wanting in the second temple. Morning and evening incense was burnt on it with Fire taken from the altar of burnt offering. (See NADAB and (See ABIHU (see) were smitten for burning "strange Fire" (i. Fire not taken from the altar of burnt offering), thereby breaking the He between the incense altar and the sacrificial burnt offering altar. ...
As the incense on the altar within drew its kindling from the Fire of the sacrificial altar without, so believing prayer of the heart within, continually ascending to God, rests on one's having first once for all become sharer in the benefit of Christ's outward sacrificial atonement
Sufficiency - 51:58 day preceded by the preposition ke means “only for”: “… The people shall labor in vain [2], and the folk in the Fire [3], and they shall be weary
First-Fruits - Then the priest took this offering, waved it before the Lord toward the four parts of the world, threw a handful of it into the Fire upon the altar, and kept the rest. If there was no priest or Levite, it was cast into the oven, and consumed by the Fire
Thorn - ...
As thorns "folden together" so that they cannot be disentangled and thrown into the Fire in a mass, so the Assyrians shall be. the plans of the wicked against the godly) be raw (literally, living) or sodden (literally, glowing); or else "He will take them (the wicked) away, whether green (not yet reached by the Fire) or burning. " Travelers in the desert often have the just kindled Fire and all their preparations swept away by a sudden wind
Element - The ancient philosophers inquired after the essential constituent elements, principles, or substances of the physical universe; and many supposed them to consist of earth, air, Fire, and water. In 2 Peter 3:10 ; 2 Peter 3:12 the physical elements of the heavens and the earth are referred to as destined to destruction at the sudden coming of the Day of the Lord, ‘by reason of which the heavens being on Fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Thus we read in the NT Apocalypse of the four angels of the four winds, the angel that has power over Fire, the angel of the waters, and an angel standing in the sun
Leaven - " The use of leaven was strictly forbidden in all offerings made to the Lord by Fire (Leviticus 2:11 ; 7:12 ; 8:2 ; Numbers 6:15 )
Mainz, Germany, City of - The city possesses a Romanesque cathedral begun in 975, destroyed by Fire, and restored in the 12 Thessalonians 13th, and 14th centuries
Ahaziah - Elijah the prophet foretold his speedy death-first to the messengers, and again to Ahaziah himself, after two companies of fifty had been consumed by Fire from heaven
Hell - Hell is a place of eternal Fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 19:20)
Fierce, Fierceness - ...
B — 2: ζῆλος (Strong's #2205 — Noun — zelos — dzay'-los ) "zeal, jealousy," is rendered "fierceness" in Hebrews 10:27 , RV (of Fire)
By - ; through means of; with aid of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a city is destroyed by Fire; profit is made by commerce; to take by force
Bridge - ) A low wall or vertical partition in the Fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc
Chaff - ...
My word, which is wheat or food to the true prophet and his hearers, is a consuming "fire" to the "chaff," i
Devour - I will send a Fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad
Firepan - FirePAN. ), the Firepans or coal-pans were of various sizes, there given, and were each furnished with a long or a short handle. ]'>[1] has ‘firepans’ for AV [2] hearth) of Fire’; in other words, a brasier
Mouth - Fire (2 Samuel 22:9 ) or a sword (Revelation 1:16 ) proceeding from the mouth of God pictures the effectiveness of God's word of judgment
Poke - ) To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a Fire
Pattern - ) A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of Fire
Appearance - There was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of Fire
Builder - The labourers are cautioned as to the material they use in building up a house for God: improper materials will not stand the test of the Fire, and the builders will suffer loss by seeing their work burned up and by losing their reward
Tammuz - One of the old writers, David Kimchi, hath gone so far as to explain according to his views, and perhaps from tradition, that this figure of Tammuz was made of hollow brass, the eyes of the figure filled with a composition that when melted from the heat of a Fire made within, seemed to drop like tears; and that upon those occasions the women at their festivals presented themselves before the idol as weeping before it
Gomorrah, Gomorrha - The wickedness of the cities being exceedingly great, they were, with the exception of the small city of Zoar, destroyed by Fire and brimstone from heaven
Pentecost - A new meat offering of two loaves baken with leaven was offered; also seven lambs, one bullock, and two rams for a burnt offering, with their meat and drink offerings "even an offering made by Fire of sweet savour unto the Lord
Screen - ) Anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a Fire screen
Hard - Besides other meanings which are still in use, ‘hard’ sometimes means close: Judges 9:52 ‘And Abimelech … went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with Fire’; Psalms 63:8 ‘My soul followeth hard after thee’; Acts 18:7 ‘Justus … whose house joined hard to the synagogue
Air - The fifth angel of Revelation opens the bottomless pit, which is so dominated by Fire that its smoke thus released darkened the sun and the air (Revelation 9:2 )
Index, Expurgatory - Another index was published in Spain in 1584, a copy of which was snatched out of the Fire when the English plundered Cadiz
Muffle - ) An earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the Fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc
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Divination was of several kinds: by water, Fire, earth, air; by the fight of birds, and their singing; by lots, dreams, arrows, clouds, entrails of sacrifices, pretended communication with spirits, etc
Watchfulness: When Special Need of - When the servants of the high priest allowed Peter to warm his hands at the Fire, had Peter been a wise man, he would have been afraid that evil would come of it
Tabernacle - For that nature being filled with the divine, receives the same effect as iron heated in the Fire is made fiery, like the Fire which is filled by it
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B — 1: ἀναζωπυρέω (Strong's #329 — Verb — anazopureo — an-ad-zo-poor-eh'-o ) denotes "to kindle afresh," or "keep in full flame" (ana, "up," or "again," zoos, "alive," pur, "fire"), and is used metaphorically in 2 Timothy 1:6 , where "the gift of God" is regarded as a Fire capable of dying out through neglect
Perdition - But it must be admitted that the term ἀπώλεια does not decide the question whether ‘perdition’ is interminable or limited (see Fire, vol. See, further, Destruction, Eschatology, and Fire
the Brazen Altar - The brazen altar was also called "the altar of burnt offering:" on it a Fire was constantly burning, Leviticus 6:9 , and on it the offerings were consumed, that is, on the 'grate' that was placed in its midst. ...
In the Revelation there is the golden altar in heaven, and much incense ascends with the prayers of the saints; but Fire from the brazen altar is cast upon the earth, and it is followed by judgements, 2 Chronicles 4:1 : cf
Victor, Claudius Marius - In assailing him with stones, a spark is struck from a flint, which sets Fire to the wood in which Adam and Eve had taken shelter, and they are threatened with destruction. This mishap is the means of revealing to them metals, forced from the ground by the heat, and of preparing the earth, by the action of the Fire, for the production of corn
Korah - ...
Moses gave them a respite for repentance until the morrow: "take you censers, Fire, and incense before the Lord tomorrow . Fire from Jehovah (probably from the altar, Leviticus 10:1-7) consumed Korah and the 250 incense offerers who were apart "at the door of the tabernacle" (Numbers 16:18-19; Numbers 16:33-35). ...
And a Fire was kindled in their company," namely, Korah and the 250; these, having sinned by Fire in offering incense, were retributively punished by Fire
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"He shall take a (Hebrew the) censer (see Hebrews 9:4) full of burning coals of Fire from off the altar before the Lord, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil; and he shall put the incense upon the Fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercyseat that is upon the testimony, that he die not. The incense of the golden altar of incense within the sanctuary had to be lighted from the Fire of the atoning altar of burnt offering outside, otherwise the Fire was "strange Fire"
Elijah - He shut heaven that it did not rain, and he called Fire down on the captains and their fifties. He repaired Jehovah's altar that was broken down, building it of twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of Israel, he offered his sacrifice, deluged three times with water the altar, wood, and victim, till the trench around the altar was full; then offered up in the hearing of Israel an affecting prayer to the "Jehovah God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel," upon which the Fire of the Lord fell, and all was consumed, the sacrifice, wood, stones, dust, and water. Wind, earthquake, and Fire would have well suited the prophet in his frame of mind, but the still small voice was that of the Lord, and Elijah had to learn that He had not given up His people. Two captains and their fifties, who had been sent to arrest him, were smitten with Fire from heaven at Elijah's word. The land of Israel is left by the well-known figure of death, "and it came to pass, that as they still went on and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of Fire and horses of Fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven
Elijah - He shut heaven that it did not rain, and he called Fire down on the captains and their fifties. He repaired Jehovah's altar that was broken down, building it of twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of Israel, he offered his sacrifice, deluged three times with water the altar, wood, and victim, till the trench around the altar was full; then offered up in the hearing of Israel an affecting prayer to the "Jehovah God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel," upon which the Fire of the Lord fell, and all was consumed, the sacrifice, wood, stones, dust, and water. Wind, earthquake, and Fire would have well suited the prophet in his frame of mind, but the still small voice was that of the Lord, and Elijah had to learn that He had not given up His people. Two captains and their fifties, who had been sent to arrest him, were smitten with Fire from heaven at Elijah's word. The land of Israel is left by the well-known figure of death, "and it came to pass, that as they still went on and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of Fire and horses of Fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven
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A "sign of Fire" (Jeremiah 6:1 ) was sometimes used as a signal
Vent - ) The opening at the breech of a Firearm, through which Fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole
Fetishism - Basthold, 1805, claims as fetish "everything produced by nature or art, which receives divine honor, including sun, moon, earth, air, Fire, water, mountains, rivers, trees, stones, images, animals, if considered as objects of divine worship
Angelus - The evening Angelus probably owes its origin to the "curfew bell" (French: couvre-feu, cover the Fire), a signal for bedtime and evening prayer
Coal - ]'>[4] ‘hearth’) or chafing-dish, the ‘pan of Fire’ of Zechariah 12:6 RV Ambition - It is in vain to feed a Fire which grows the more voracious the more it is supplied with fuel; he who lives to satisfy his ambition has before him the labor of Sisyphus, who rolled uphill an ever-rebounding stone, and the task of the daughters of Danaus, who are condemned for ever to attempt to fill a bottomless vessel with buckets full of holes
Sihon - "We ("Israelites") have shot at them, Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, with Fire even unto Medeba
Salvation: in Christ - 'Now Fire a shot if you dare, for if you do so, you defy the nations represented by those flags, and you will bring the powers of those two great empires upon you
Aim - ) The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of Fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it
James, Son of Zebedee - ' He with John asked if they should call down Fire from heaven on the Samaritans
Remphan - " The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth; and the men of Cush made Nergal; and the men of Hamath made Ashima; and the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the Fire to Adrammelech, and Anammalach, the gods of Sepharvaim
Escape - ) The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a Fire escape
Agate - kadkod, ἴασπις: from the root to strike Fire, and hence a "sparkling gem, ruby
Night - 13:21 and similar passages the word means “by night,” or “during the night”: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud … and by night in a pillar of Fire, to give them light; to go by day and night
Topheth - Certainly there is little evidence that it took its name from the drums beaten to drown the cries of the burning victims that passed through the Fire to Molech. Afterward it was defiled by idols and polluted by the sacrifices of Baal and the Fires of Molech
a'Haz - He was weak, a gross idolater, and sought safety in heathen ceremonies, making his son pass through the Fire to Molech, consulting wizards and necromancers
Viper - Paul, Acts xxviii, whom the people of Melita, when they saw the viper leap upon his hand, presently concluded to be a murderer; and as readily made a god of him when, instead of having his hand inflamed, or falling down dead, one or other of which is usually the effect of these bites, he without any harm shook the reptile into the Fire: it being obvious enough to imagine that he must stand in a near relation at least to the gods themselves, who could thus command the messengers of their vengeance, and counterwork the effects of such powerful agents
Sodom - Its crimes and vices were so enormous, that God destroyed it by Fire from heaven, with three neighboring cities, Gomorrah, Zeboim, and Admah, which were as wicked as itself, Genesis 19:1-20
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Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, Fire and brimstone, and horrible tempest
Paul, Conversion of Saint - Paul suffered martyrdom, having been beheaded, in the sixty-eighthyear of his age, at Rome, under Nero, in the general persecutionof Christians upon the pretense that they set Fire to the city
Presence of God - The cloud and Fire symbolized the presence of God leading on the journey to Canaan. ...
God also manifested Himself in other ways: in Fire (1 Kings 18:1 ) and in a still small voice (1 Kings 19:1 ), both to Elijah
Blow - ) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the Fire. ) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the Fire a blow with the bellows
Abaddon - ...
Elliott identifies the locusts with the Muslims; their turbans being the "crowns" (but how are these "like gold"?); they come from the Euphrates River; their cavalry were countless; their "breast-plates of Fire" being their rich-colored attire; the Fire and smoke out of the horses' mouths being the Turkish artillery; their standard "horse tails"; the period, an hour, day, month, and year, 396 years 118 days between Thogrul Beg going forth Jan
Nero - Some were sewed up in skins of beasts, and then exposed to dogs to be torn in pieces; some were nailed to crosses; others perished by Fire. The latter were sewed up in pitched coverings, which, being set on Fire, served as torches to the people, and were lighted up in the night
Fool, Foolishness, Folly - The gravity of the condition of the fool can be seen in the warning of Jesus that to call a person such is to be in danger of "the Fire of hell" (Matthew 5:22 ). He is forced to fight Fire with Fire
Persia - Magianism, the worship of the elements, especially Fire, the Scythic religion, infected the Persian religion when the Persians entered their new country. As Moses heard God speaking in the midst of the Fire, so Zoroaster pretends. ...
As the divine glory rested on the mercy seat, so Zoroaster made the sacred Fire in the Persian temples to symbolize the divine presence. Zoroaster pretended that Fire from heaven consumed sacrifices, as often had been the case in Israel's sacrifices; his priests were of one tribe as Israel's. Fire, originally made the symbol of God, became, as Roman Catholic symbols, at length idolized. By destroying the Persian temples and abolishing the Oromasdian chants and ceremonies, and setting up Fire altars, Pseudo Smerdis aliented the Persians, Darius, son of Hystaspes, of the blood royal, revolted, and slew him after his seven months' reign
Elam - 650) succeeded in conquering the country, which was ravaged with Fire and sword
Mesha - Reduced to despair, he ascended the wall of the city, and there, in the sight of the allied armies, offered his first-born son a sacrifice to Chemosh, the Fire-god of the Moabites
Plead - In one of his visions, Amos noted: “… the Lord God called to contend by Fire …” (Amos 7:4, KJV; RSV, “calling for a judgment”)
First Fruits - If there were no priest or Levite there, it was cast into the oven, and consumed by the Fire
Nahum, Book of - 625) when Nineveh was destroyed apparently by Fire, and the Assyrian empire came to an end, an event which changed the face of Asia
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - One immersed in the presence of God is made aware of his or her sinfulness and desires cleansing and purification (Ephesians 4:1-16 ; see Baptism of Fire )
Quench - He would fan the Fire in order to encourage the ambitious child of GOD, and would not criticize destructively, nor adversely, so as to hinder the development of any gift
Appear - ...
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of Fire out of the midst of the bush
Brand - ) A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the Fire is extinct
Damage - Rain may damage corn or hay a storm may damage a ship a house is often damaged by Fire, when it is not destroyed heavy rains damage roads
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Isaiah 30:27 (a) It is like Fire which destroys evil things in the lives of others
Fool - Our Lord seems to have used the term in a sense somewhat peculiar in Matthew 5:22 : "Whosoever shall say to his brother, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell Fire
Ablution - Lustrations might be performed by Fire, by sulphur, by water, and by air; the last was applied by ventilation, or fanning the thing to be purified
Zoan - Ezekiel foretells the fate of the city in the words: "I will set Fire in Zoan
Vent - The opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery, by which Fire is communicated to the charge
Barnabas, Feast of Saint - Matthew's Gospel; as being stoned; aspressing a stone to his breast; as being burned to death; with anopen book and staff; with three stones; with a Fire near him
Plague - Instruments of Divine punishment are insects, beasts, angels, hail-stones, death, mourning, want, and Fire
Elijah - Returning to King Ahab, he procured the great assembling at mount Carmel, where God "answered by Fire," and the prophets of Baal were destroyed. Six years later he denounces Ahab and Jezebel for their crimes in the matter of Naboth; and afterwards again is seen foretelling the death of king Ahaziah, and calling Fire from heaven upon two bands of guards sent to arrest him
Cities - It is evident that the walls of fortified cities were sometimes partly constructed of combustible materials; for the Prophet, denouncing the judgments of God upon Syria and other countries, declares, "I will send a Fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof," Amos 1:7 . The walls of Tyre and Rabbah seem to have been of the same perishable materials; for the Prophet adds, "I will send a Fire upon the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof;" and again, "I will kindle a Fire in the walls of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof with shouting in the day of battle," Amos 1:10 ; Amos 1:14 . "And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower, to burn it with Fire
Hutchinsonians - In this work he also intimated that the idea of a Trinity is to be taken from the grand agents in the natural system, Fire, light, and spirit. His editors tell us, he found, upon examination, that the Hebrew Scriptures nowhere ascribe motion to the body of the sun, nor fixedness to the earth; that they describe the created system to be a plenum without any vacuum at all, and reject the assistance of gravitation, attraction, or any such occult qualities, for performing the stated operations of nature, which are carried on by the mechanism of the heavens, in their threefold condition of Fire, light, and spirit, or air, the material agents set to work at the beginning; that the heavens, thus framed by almighty Wisdom, are an instituted emblem and visible substitute of Jehovah Aleim, the eternal Three, the coequal and co- adorable Trinity in Unity; that the unity of substance in the heavens points out the unity of essence and the distinction of conditions, the personality in Deity, without confounding the persons or dividing the substance; and that, from their being made emblems, they are called in Hebrew shemim, the names, representatives, or substitutes, expressing by their names that they are emblems, and, by their conditions or offices, what it is they are emblems of. Hutchinson supposes that "the air exists in three conditions, Fire, light, and spirit; the two latter are the finer and grosser parts of the air in motion: from the earth to the sun, the air is finer and finer till it becomes pure light near the confines of the sun, and Fire in the orb of the sun, or solar focus
Elijah - ’ At Elijah’s suggestion the prophets of Baal are summoned to Carmel to a trial by Fire. From morn till noon, and from noon till dewy eve, they cry to Baal for Fire, but all in vain. At the prayer of Elijah, Fire falls from heaven, devouring the wood, stone, and water as well as the victim. ’ Then Jehovah reveals His omnipotence in a great wind, earthquake, and Fire; but we read that Jehovah was not in these. ’ Ahaziah recognizes the author of this message, and sends three captains of fifties to capture the prophet, who calls down Fire from heaven on the first two. As they go on their way, buried in conversation, there suddenly appears a chariot of Fire with horses of Fire, which parts them asunder; and Elijah goes up by a whirlwind to heaven (cf
Salt - ...
The first account we read of salt is Genesis 14:3; where mention is made of the Salt Sea in the vale of Siddim; and this is probably what elsewhere is called the Dead Sea, forming the spot where once stood Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities of the plain, which the Lord destroyed by Fire, and over which Jordan in the seasons of its overflowing pours itself. " (Exodus 20:24-25)...
Fourthly, if the reader will consult the context concerning this meat-offering with the salt of the covenant, he will find that it was an offering also made by Fire unto the Lord. (See Leviticus 2:13-16) Hence the salt of the covenant was not simply to cleanse and render pure for acceptance, but it was to sprinkle the offering made by Fire. Hence therefore, when the offering was offered with the salt of the covenant, and the Lord gave token of his acceptance by consuming the sacrifice with Fire, this formed a confirmation of the divine favour. This is beautifully explained, Leviticus 9:24 "And there came a Fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat, which when all the people saw they shouted and fell on their faces. The Fire that consumed the one would, but for the acceptance of the salted sacrifice, have consumed the other. "For (he saith himself) every one shall be salted with Fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt
Teko'a, - (Nehemiah 3:6,27 ) In (Jeremiah 6:1 ) the prophet exclaims, "Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of Fire in Bethhaccerem
Medeba - Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nopha, which reacheth (rather with Fire) unto Medeba
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The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense mass of broken and Fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the ruins of the tower of Babel
Crane - ) An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a Fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc. , over a Fire
to'Pheth, - Certainly there is no proof that it took its name from the beaten to drown the cries of the burning victims that passed through the Fire to Molech. Afterward it was defiled by idols and polluted by the sacrifices of Baal and the Fires of Molech
Abaddon - Job 31:12 says sin is a Fire that burns to destruction
Professors (Mere): Have no Changes - True faith, like Fire, has its attendant smoke of unbelief but presumption like a painted flame is all brightness
Tiberius - In speaking of Nero he says: "in order to remove the rumour of his having set Fire to Rome, Nero shifted the charge on others, and inflicted the most refined punishments on those whom the populace called Christians, and who were hated for their scandalous doings
Torment (2) - To pierce the hard crust of complacency born of wealth He used the heaviest strokes of threatening; and, choosing language that was most fitted to cause a smart to the softness of their luxury, He spoke of torture, agony, and Fire
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Third, The Fire upon the altar, which was always burning
Compact - A wandering Fire, ...
Compact of unctuous vapor
Dull - Not bright not briskly burning as a dull Fire
Litany - They were observed, in imitation of the Ninevites, with ardent supplications and fastings, to avert the threatened judgments of Fire, earthquake, inundations, or hostile invasions
me'Sha - With 700 fighting men he made a vigorous attempt to cut his way through the beleaguering army, and when beaten back, he withdrew to the wall of his city, and there, in sight of the allied host, offered his first-born son, his successor in the kingdom, as a burnt offering to Chemosh, the ruthless Fire-god of Moab
Anger - Nor can we rightly regard the seventy of the judgments which God has so often executed upon sin without standing in awe of him, "as a consuming Fire" to the ungodly
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of Fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your blood be upon your own heads," i
Tread - ) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to Fire over the parapet
Elias - At length he once more confronted the king and challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mount Carmel, when Elias's oblation was consumed by Fire from heaven, and the false prophets were slain by the people at his command
Elijah - At length he once more confronted the king and challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mount Carmel, when Elias's oblation was consumed by Fire from heaven, and the false prophets were slain by the people at his command
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of Fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your blood be upon your own heads," i
Rhegium - … But now these months [1] being opened, through which the Fire is drawn up, and the ardent masses and water poured out, they say that the land in the neighbourhood of the Sicilian Strait rarely suffers From the effect of earthquakes; but formerly all the passages to the surface being blocked up, the Fire which was smouldering beneath the earth, together with the vapour, occasioned terrible earthquakes’ (VI
Discharge - To throw off a load or charge to let fly to shoot applied to Fire-arms as, to dis-charge a pistol or a cannon or to discharge a ball or grape-shot. A throwing out vent emission applied to a fluid, a flowing or issuing out, or a throwing out as the discharge of water from a spring, or from a spout applied to Fire-arms, an explosion as a discharge of cannon
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To hang Fire, in the military art, is to be slow in communicating, as Fire in the pan of a gun to the charge
Moloch - Solomon built an high place for Moloch, (1 Kings 11:7) and Manasseh a long time after caused his son to, pass through the Fire in honour of him. "The feast of Fire," so called, and indeed the general plan among the worshippers of idols in the vast territory of Hindostan, afford but sad instances of the savage custom of those who immolate their children in this way
Wall - At the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion and victory over Jerusalem, he had the “walls” of the city demolished: “And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with Fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof” ( Fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach” ( Winds - As it often blows with a terrible roaring and violence, it carries dust and fine sand high up into the air, so that the whole atmosphere is lurid, and seems in a state of combustion, and the sun is shorn of his beams, and looks like a globe of dull smoldering Fire. Such a tempest may have suggested some features in the prophetic descriptions of the day of God's power: "wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and Fire and pillars of smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood," Joel 2:30,31 Acts 2:19,20
Jeremiah - In his recklessness he seized the roll, and cut it to pieces, and cast it into the Fire, and ordered both Baruch and Jeremiah to be apprehended. The prophet, in answer to his prayer, received a message from God announcing that the Chaldeans would come again and take the city, and burn it with Fire (37:7,8)
Judgment - It is in reference to this solemn period that the Apostle Peter says, "The heavens and the earth which now exist are by the word of God reserved in store unto Fire, against the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men," 2 Peter 3:7 . " And in Joel 2:30-31 , the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans is thus predicted: "I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and Fire, and pillars of smoke. They mention only the rolling of the heavens together as a scroll the obscuring of the light of the sun and of the moon, the shaking of the heavens and the earth, and the falling down of the stars: whereas Peter speaks of the utter destruction of all the parts of this mundane system by Fire. Wherefore, the opposition stated in this prophecy between the perishing of the old world by water, and the perishing of the present world by Fire, shows that the latter is to be as real a destruction of the material fabric as the former was. The circumstance of the present heavens and earth being treasured up and kept, ever since the first deluge, from all after deluges, in order to their being destroyed by Fire at the day of judgment, shows, we think, that the Apostle is speaking of a real, and not of a metaphorical, destruction of the heavens and earth. The Lord shall be revealed from heaven in flaming Fire, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 , arrayed in all the glory of his Godhead, and attended by his mighty angels, Matthew 16:27 ; Matthew 25:31
Aaron - Left alone to guide the people, he betrayed his instability of character in his weak and guilty concession to the people's demand for visible gods to go before them in the absence of Moses, their recognized leader under Jehovah; and instead of the pillar of cloud and Fire wherein the Lord heretofore had gone before them (Exodus 13:21; Exodus 32). Then he burned the calf in the Fire, ground it to powder (a process which required a considerable acquaintance with chemistry), strewed it upon the water, and made the Israelites drink of it. Aaron alleged, as an excuse, the people's being "set on mischief," and seemingly that he had only cast their gold into the Fire, and that by mere chance "there came out this calf. Aaron immediately offered sacrifice and blessed the people, and the divine acceptance was marked by Fire from the Lord consuming upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat, so that the people shouted at the sight and fell on their faces. ...
Nadab and Abihu, probably (see Leviticus 10:8-9) under the effects of wine taken when about to be consecrated, instead of taking the sacred Fire from the brazen altar, burned the incense on the golden altar with common Fire; or, as Knobel and Speaker's Commentary think, they offered the incense in accompaniment of the people's shouts, not at the due time of morning or evening sacrifice, but in their own self-willed manner and at their own time. ((See Fire. ) God visited them with retribution in kind, consuming them with Fire from the Lord; and to prevent a similar evil recurring, forbade henceforth the use of wine to the priests when about to officiate in the tabernacle; the prohibition coming so directly after the sin, if the cause was indeed intemperance, is an undesigned coincidence and mark of genuineness: compare Luke 1:15 and 1 Timothy 3:3 for the present application. Fire from the Lord avenged his cause on Korah and the 250 priestsn with him burning incense: and the earth swallowed up the Reubenites with Dathan and Abiram
Dead Sea - I have seen Vesuvius, Solfatara, Monte Nuovo in the lake of Fusino, the peak of the Azores, the Mamalif opposite to Carthage, the extinguished volcanoes of Auvergne; and remarked in all of them the same characters; that is to say, mountains excavated in the form of a tunnel, lava, and ashes, which exhibited incontestable proofs of the agency of Fire. Malte Brun ingeniously suggests, that the cities might themselves have been built of bituminous stones, and thus have been set in flames by the Fire of heaven. It is probable that there are subterraneous Fires, that throw up this bitumen at the bottom of the sea, where it may form itself into a mass, which may be broken by the motion of the water occasioned by high winds; and it is very remarkable, that the stone called the stone of Moses, found about two or three leagues from the sea, which burns like a coal, and turns only to a white stone, and not to ashes, has the same smell, when burnt, as this pitch; so that it is probable, a stratum of the stone under the Dead Sea is one part of the matter that feeds the subterraneous Fires, and that this bitumen boils up out of it. " To give force to this last conjecture, however, it would be requisite to ascertain, whether bitumen is capable of being detached from this stone, in a liquid state, by the action of Fire. The Scriptural account, however, is explicit, that "the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and Fire from heaven;" which we may safely interpret as implying a shower of inflamed sulphur, or nitre. " These cliffs then were probably swept by the lightnings, and their flaming masses poured in a deluge of Fire upon the plain
Sod'om - as a shower of brimstone and Fire from Jehovah. Some catastrophe there undoubtedly was but what secondary agencies, besides Fire, were employed in the accomplishment of the punishment cannot be safely determined in the almost total absence of exact scientific description of the natural features of the ground round the lake. We may suppose, however, that the actual agent in the ignition and destruction of the cities had been of the nature of a tremendous thunder-storm accompanied by a discharge of meteoric stones, (and that these set on Fire the bitumen with which the soil was saturated, and which was used in building the city
John Mccloskey - He was ordained in old Saint Patrick's, New York, in 1834, and taught philosophy in the new seminary at Nyack until its destruction by Fire the eame year
Mccloskey, John - He was ordained in old Saint Patrick's, New York, in 1834, and taught philosophy in the new seminary at Nyack until its destruction by Fire the eame year
Bonnet - ) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade Fire. ) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a Fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc
Prophecy: Too Often Interpreted by Imagination - Spiritualistic interpreters see, like children gazing into the Fire, not what is really before them, but what is in their own heads
Harosheth of the Gentiles - " Joshua "houghed (hamstrung) their horses and burned their chariots with Fire" in firm faith and obedience to God's prohibition against their fighting the foe with his own weapon (Deuteronomy 17:16)
Sermons: Bad Not to be Listened to - Who thrusts his arm into the Fire because its flame is brilliant? Who knowingly drinks from a poisoned cup because the beaded bubbles on the brim reflect the colours of the rainbow? As we would not be fascinated by the azure hues of a serpent, so neither should we be thrown off our guard by the talents of an unsound theologian
Sodom And Gomorrah - Despite Abraham's successful plea (Genesis 18:22-32 ) not even ten righteous men could be found in Sodom, and the cities were judged by the Lord, then destroyed by “brimstone and Fire” (Genesis 19:24 ; NIV, “burning sulfur”)
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He believes that after the close of the apocalyptic thousand years will come the loosing of Satan, the seducing of the nations Gog and Magog, the descent of Fire from heaven upon their armies; then the second resurrection, the judgment, the passing away of the old things and the bringing in of the new heavens and new earth; "impii in ambustione aeterna; justi autem cum Deo in vita aeterna" (c
Field - The lack of fences exposed the fields to straying cattle (Exodus 22:5) or Fire (2 Samuel 14:30)
Pillar - It is also used for the pillar of cloud and the pillar of Fire; also symbolically for the pillars of the heavens and the pillars of the earth
Example - Hebrews 4 ...
Sodom and Gomorrah--are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternal Fire
Incense - (Revelation 8:1 ) and at a signal from the perfect the priest cast the incense on the Fire and, bowing reverently toward the holy of holies, retired slowly backward
Leaven - The use of leaven was strictly forbidden in all offerings made to the Lord by Fire
Jeremiah - Jehoiakim threw his prophetic roll into the Fire, and sought his life
Peter, Second Epistle of - The overthrow of all opponents of Christian truth is predicted in connection with prophecies touching the second advent of Christ, the destruction of the world by Fire, and the promise of new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness
Ahab - " In the midst of this great apostasy, God visited the land with three years of drought and famine; and then, at Mount Carmel, reproved idolatry by Fire from heaven, and by the destruction of four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal
Abednego - One like unto the Son of God, or a Divine person, probably the Angel of the Divine presence himself, appeared in the midst of them; and they came out of the furnace, which had been heated seven times hotter than usual, so completely preserved from the power of the flames, that not even "the smell of Fire had passed upon them
Devour - consume" form a climax, the first two describing a process, the last the act of swallowing down; to "destroy" by Fire, Revelation 11:5 ; 20:9
Wealth - There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: the grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the Fire that saith not, It is enough
Attendance at Public Worship: Invitations to - How many souls are perishing in Edinburgh and other towns, 'because, though all things are now ready, nobody ever asked them to come!' Will not the blood of their souls be required at the hand of those who profess to have tasted a Savior's love, and yet make not one effort to pluck brands out of the Fire?–Scottish Sunday School Teachers Magazine
Tabernacles, Feast of - , (1) that of drawing water from the Pool of Siloam, and pouring it upon the altar (John 7:2,37 ), as a memorial of the water from the rock in Horeb; and (2) of lighting the lamps at night, a memorial of the pillar of Fire by night during their wanderings
Blast - ) The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the Fire; also, any draught produced by the blast
Pillar - God led Israel through the wilderness with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of Fire by night (Exodus 13:21 ; compare Exodus 14:19-20 )
Korah, Dathan, Abiram - The matter is decided by the test of the censers, the rebels being consumed by Fire from the Lord
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The only reference in the Gospels to heat for the purpose of warmth is John 18:18 ‘a Fire of coals’ (ἀνθρακιάν), i
Jericho - Joshua burned the city with Fire, and pronounced a solemn curse upon the person who, at any succeeding period, should build its walls or set up its gates
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In chimistry, a wet bath is formed by hot water in which is placed a vessel containing the matter which requires a softer heat than the naked Fire
Bore - Hence, the cavity or hollow of a gun, cannon, pistol or other Fire-arm the caliber whether formed by boring or not
Queen of Heaven - There can be but little doubt but by the phrase we meet with Jeremiah 7:18 queen of heaven, was meant the moon; and such was the apostacy of Israel in the days of Jeremiah, that as the prophet tells them, the "children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the Fire, and the women knead their dough to make cakes to the queen of heaven
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The mountains in the locality have been surveyed in modern days, and a plain has been found, about two miles long and half a mile wide, affording ample room for the people to assemble, and where they could hear the thunder, and see the Fire and smoke issuing from the mount
Brake - ) An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a Fire engine
Show - ) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of Fire damp
Heaven - O! for a muse of Fire, that would ascend ...
The brightest heaven of invention
Strange - All of these human activities are represented by the term "strange Fire
Gate - Gates not covered by iron were liable to be set on Fire by an enemy
Chrysologus, Petrus, Archbishop of Ravenna - Many other works ascribed to him, including commentaries on Scripture, and letters against the Arians, have all perished by Fire, partly in the siege of Imola, by Theodoric, c
Ai - Joshua, having appointed an ambush of thirty thousand men, marched against the city, and by a feigned retreat, drew out the king of Ai with his troops; and upon on a signal given by elevating his shield on the top of a pike, the men in ambush entered the city and set Fire to it
Nethinims - This number was but small in regard to the offices that were imposed on them; so that we find them afterward instituting a solemnity called Xylophoria, in which the people carried wood to the temple with great ceremony, to keep up the Fire on the altar of burnt sacrifices
Nature - of James) regards trochos here as a wheel, "which, catching Fire from the glowing axle, is compared to the widespreading mischief done by the tongue," and shows that "the fully developed meaning" of genesis denotes "the incessant change of life
Register - for regulating the admission of air and the heat of the Fire
Hades - ...
The word is used four times in the Gospels, and always by the Lord, Matthew 11:23 ; 16:18 ; Luke 10:15 ; 16:23 ; it is used with reference to the soul of Christ, Acts 2:27,31 ; Christ declares that He has the keys of it, Revelation 1:18 ; in Revelation 6:8 it is personified, with the signification of the temporary destiny of the doomed; it is to give up those who are therein, Revelation 20:13 , and is to be cast into the lake of Fire, ver
Laurentius (36) - Laurentius suffered by burning over a slow Fire, the prefect thinking thus to extort the vast treasures which he believed the Christians to have concealed
Censer - In Revelation 8:3; Revelation 8:5, λινβανωτός, which is strictly ‘frankincense,’ the gum exuding from the λίβανος, is used instead of λιβανωτίς (or -τρίς) for ‘censer,’ corresponding to the πυρεῖον (πύριον) or θυίσκη (‘fire pan’) of the Septuagint . In the prophetic symbolism this censer holds (1) the lire which burns the incense that is added to the prayers of the saints, and (2) the Fire, or hot ashes, of God’s vengeance, which are cast upon a hostile and impenitent world
Metals - Thus explaining, we solve Henderson's difficulty that KJV makes iron not so hard as brass, and we need not transl, as he does "can one break iron, even northern iron, and brass?"...
In Nahum 2:3, "the chariots will be with flaming torches," translated rather "with Fire flashing scythes," literally, "with the Fire (glitter) of scythes" or steel weapons fixed at right angles to the axles, and turned down, or parallel, inserted into the felly of the wheel
Gehenna (2) - Historically, this valley is the traditional site of the worship paid to Molech, first by Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:3), and later by Manasseh (33:6), who made their children pass through the Fire; but which was later defiled by Josiah (2 Kings 23:10), and thereafter seems to have been made the receptacle of the city’s offal; and in later Jewish thought became a symbol of the supposed place of future punishments (cf. of Jerusalem, including also its continuation below the junction of the Eastern and Western valleys at Bir Eyyub; the whole of the valley in its descent toward the Dead Sea being known to the Arabs as Wâdy en-Nâr, ‘Valley of Fire
on (2) - "The houses of the gods shall he burn with Fire. " Shu "the god of light", Τafnet "the Fire goddess", and Ra "the sun god", could not save their own dwellings from the element which they were thought to rule! E
Light - 50:11: “Behold, all ye that kindle a Fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light [1] of your Fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled
Calf - Having been conducted through the wilderness by a pillar of cloud and Fire, which preceded them in their marches, while Moses was receiving the divine commands that cloud covered the mountain, and they probably imagined that it would no longer be their guide; and, therefore, applied to Aaron to make for them a sacred sign or symbol, as other nations had, which might visibly represent God. It would in that case be enough to reduce the wood to powder in the Fire, which would also blacken and deface the golden ornaments; but there is no need to suppose they were also reduced to powder
Baal - Jeremiah reproaches the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem with "building the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with Fire for burnt-offerings unto Baal," Jeremiah 19:5 ; an expression which appears to be decisive as to the actual slaying by Fire of the unhappy victims to Baal
Bread - In a case of urgency the dough was at once made into cakes and Fired. A few flat stones are gathered together, and a Fire lighted upon them. It is placed over a small Fire-pit with the convex side uppermost, on which the cakes of dough are laid and Fired. Even when, as we have just seen, baking became a recognized industry, a large part of the baker’s work had been, as now in the East, merely to Fire the bread baked by the women at home
House - There are no chimneys, but Fire is made when required with charcoal in a chafing-dish; or a Fire of wood might be made in the open court of the house (Luke 22:65 ) Some houses in Cairo have an apartment open in front to the court with two or more arches and a railing, and a pillar to support the wall above. He "turned and looked" on Peter as he stood by the Fire in the court, (Luke 22:56,61 ; John 18:24 ) whilst he himself was in the "hall of judgment
God, Name of - The pillar of Fire and cloud—the theophany of the divine presence, the Shekinah gloryappears physically and materially with Israel in the wilderness and at her sanctuaries. Rather than God's "Glory"the pillar of Fire and cloudcoming to the city (Ezekiel 10:1-5,18 ; 43:3-7 ), Deuteronomy prefers to speak of God as "choosing a place as a dwelling for his Name" (12:11 ; 14:23 ; 16:2,6,11 ; 26:2 ) or "putting his Name in a place" (12:5,21 ; 14:24 ). When his glory appears before the nation, it is the cloud-encased pillar of Firethe cloud shielding and protecting from exposure to the consuming Fire of divine glory (Exodus 16:10 ; 24:16 ; 40:34 ; 1 Kings 8:11 ; 2 Chronicles 7:2 ). God's majestic self-manifestation in the form of his glory is common in dramatic and occasional theophanies attended by Fire, noise, and earthquake, but his name is the mode by which he is known in the context of ordinary, ongoing worship. Here it is the Name that becomes the cloud-encased pillar of Fire
Michigan - It was destroyed by Fire, 1703, but immediately rebuilt and the registry, still preserved, records the baptism of a daughter of Cadillac, February 2, 1704, by the Recollect pastor, Father Constantine Delhalle
Marriage-Feasts - Rising from the ground and retiring to the seats round the walls, the guests then sit down cross-legged and gossip, or listen to recitals, or puzzle over riddles, light being scantily supplied by a small lamp or two, or if the night be chilly, by a smouldering Fire of weeds kindled in the middle of the room, perhaps in a brazier, often in a hole in the floor
Bread - But sometimes the bread was baked by being placed on the ground that had been heated by a Fire, and by covering it with the embers (1 Kings 19:6 )
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Danger, Dangerous - Hastings); (c) the penalty itself, Matthew 5:22 , "the hell of Fire," and, with the translation "worthy" (AV, "guilty"), of the punishment determined to be inflicted on Christ, Matthew 26:66 ; Mark 14:64 , "death;" (d) the person or thing against whom or which the offense is committed, 1 Corinthians 11:27 , "guilty," the crime being against "the body and blood of the Lord;" James 2:10 , "guilty" of an offense against all the Law, because of a breach of one commandment
Samson - For this Samson took revenge by burning the "standing corn of the Philistines" (15:1-8), who, in their turn, in revenge "burnt her and her father with Fire
Ur - " The derivation from Ur, "fire," led to the Koran and Talmud legends that Abraham miraculously escaped out of the flames into which Nimrod or other idolatrous persecutors threw him
Heshbon - In the poem, "there is a Fire gone out of Heshbon,
Minister - Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming Fire
Cloud - By night it became a pillar of Fire (Numbers 9:17-23 )
Jealousy - קנְאָה) is not always false Fire
Life: Power of the Inner - Some of these huts were empty, or the lonely inhabitant cowered over a scanty Fire; whilst the peopled hearth and the high- blazing fagots of the rest created such an inward warmth that grim winter melted and relaxed his gripe; and the loosened mass folded off and tumbled over on the trampled street
Finger - When He uses greater power the demons and the Devil himself will be cast into the lake of Fire to be forever punished
Baal, Baalim - Elijah however stood for Jehovah, and raised the question with Israel whether Jehovah was God, or whether Baal, and established the rights of Jehovah by Fire from heaven
Babylon the Great - ...
It is further revealed that the ten horns (the ten kingdoms of the future Roman empire) will make war with the woman, make her desolate and naked, will eat her flesh and burn her with Fire
Seal - (John 6:27) And very sweetly the church, under the consciousness of these precious things being sealed, cries out in an earnestness to her Beloved, "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave, the coals thereof are coals of Fire, which hath a most vehement flame
Sepharvaim - Those Sepharvites, We are told, burnt their children in the Fire to their dunghill idol
Carmel - God vindicated His servant, and answered by Fire from heaven
Fat - ...
"The whole fat tail was taken off hard by the backbone" where the pad of fat begins (Leviticus 3:9), for an offering by Fire to Jehovah
Sepharvaim - The Sepharvites burned their children in Fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "male and female powers of the sun"; on the monuments Sepharvaim is called "Sepharvaim of the sun
Obadiah, Book of - the house of Jacob shall be a Fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble
Salt - "Every one shall be salted with Fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt
FALSE - False Fire, a blue flame, made by the burning of certain combustibles, in a wooden tube used as a signal during the night
Jezebel - None of the inhabitants on account of these beasts, ever venture out of their houses after it is dark, without a guard and Fire-arms
Korah - They were swallowed up with their families by an opening of the earth; whereas Korah and his company were devoured by the Fire of the Lord
Ahaz - He erected molten images for Baalim, made his children pass thorough the Fire, and gave himself up to open idolatry
Fat - This is confirmed by Leviticus 7:25 : "Whosoever eateth of the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by Fire unto the Lord, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people
Ashes - grieving for the absence of his son, "Sleeping in the apartment where the slaves slept, in the ashes, near the Fire
Mount Sinai - It was a mount, Paul saith, that "burned, with Fire, and blackness, and darkness, and tempest intimating the dread which must ever fill the soul at the delivery of the law, when the soul is filled with a conscious sense of having broken that law, and stands under the conviction of it, as yet unconscious of Christ
Porters of the Temple - There was a superior officer over the whole guard, called by Maimonides, "the man of the mountain of the house;" he walked the round as often as he pleased; when he passed a sentinel that was standing, he said, "Peace be unto you;" but if he found one asleep, he struck him, and he had liberty to set Fire to his garment
Repetitions in Prayer - The word rabboni, for example, answering to our word Lord, he would bind himself to repeat a hundred or two hundred times, twice a day; and, accordingly, went on in the hearing of all the party; and, on his knees sometimes with his face directed steadily to heaven, and at other times bowing down to the ground, and calling out rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, &c, as fast as he could articulate the words after each other, like a school boy going through his task, not like a man who, praying with the heart and the understanding also, continues longer on his knees, in the rapture of devotion, whose soul is a flame of Fire, enkindled by his Maker, and fixing upon his God, like Jacob, will not let him go until he bless him
Refine - I will bring the third part through the Fire, and will refine them as silver is refined
Know - We know that Fire and water are different substances
Food - Among the poor, locusts were a common means of sustenance, being dried in the sun, or roasted over the Fire on iron plates
Fox - The incident in the life of Samson, where foxes, or perhaps jackals, are referred to, Judges 15:4-5 , has a parallel in the ancient Roman feast of Ceres, goddess of corn; when torches were bound to the tails of numbers of foxes, and they ran round the circus till the Fire stopped and consumed them
Voice - After the Fire, a still small voice
Hell - " ( 1 Corinthians 15:55 ) The word most frequently used (occurring twelve times) in the New Testament for the place of future punishment is Gehenna or Gehenna of Fire
Gate - (3:6; Psalm 107:16 ; Isaiah 46:1,2 ) Gates not defended by iron were of course liable to be set on Fire by an enemy
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A — 4: τροχός (Strong's #5164 — Noun Neuter — trochos — trokh-os' ) "a wheel," is translated "wheel" in James 3:6 , RV, with metaphorical reference to the round of human activity (AV, "course"), as a glowing axle would set on Fire the whole wooden wheel
Laeghaire - The monarch, surrounded by his nobles and his Druid priests, saw with wonder and rage the distant light of the Christian paschal Fire which was to quench the lights of heathendom, and rode over in force to Ferta-fer-Feic to expel the intruder
Marcia, Concubine of Commodus - She was granted all the honours due to an acknowledged empress, save that of having the sacred Fire borne before her
Horse - A host of fiendish mounted horses, 200,000,000 strong, armed with breastplates of red, blue, and yellow (of Fire and hyacinth and brimstone, Revelation 9:17), are more like the steeds of those heavy-armed Parthians who appeared at Carrhae ‘with their helmets and breastplates flashing with flame … and the horses equipped with mail of brass and iron’ (Plut. But these fiend-horses are monsters, which have the heads of lions, and breathe Fire and smoke and brimstone (cf
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Job 30:30 (b) Job let his extreme pain and suffering as he sat in the ashes as though a Fire was kindled in his body. In this Scripture the Lord is telling us that if all the burnable materials on that mountain, trees, bushes, vines and grasses, were to be piled up to make one great bonfire and then if all the animals were killed and placed upon the top of that bonfire to be offered as a sacrifice to GOD, this would not be sufficient to put away the sins of Israel. ...
Matthew 3:12 (a) This refers to the literal Fire of hell in which sinners must spend eternity
Achan - " So all Israel stoned him, and burned with Fire, after stoning with stones, his sons, daughters, cattle, and the stolen and personal effects. , and the stoning to what Fire would little affect, etc
Nahum - Fire is spoken of several times, and the explorations that have been made at the ruins of Nineveh abundantly prove that Fire did its destructive work
Anger (Wrath) of God - In the history of Israel it appears as a terrible factor in the discipline of the nation to righteousness: the ungrateful, the rebellious, and especially the idolatrous, are destroyed by Fire and sword, pestilence and famine ( Psalms 78:1-72 , Deuteronomy 32:15-43 ). (2) The Epistle which shows how in Christ the aloofness and terror of Israel’s worship are done away in favour of full and free access to a ‘throne of grace,’ has, as the climax to its glowing description of Christian privilege, the solemn warning ‘our God is a consuming Fire’ ( Hebrews 12:18-28 )
Day of Atonement - He offered the priests’ sin offering at the altar in the tabernacle courtyard, after which he took Fire from the altar, along with blood from the sacrifice, into the tabernacle-tent. First he used the Fire to burn incense in the Holy Place
Oven - The hollow is deepened a little more, and covered with large pebbles in order to retain the heat, and the bread is either laid upon these after the ashes have been brushed aside, or, without removal of the ashes, the bread is laid upon a convex metal disc or griddle slightly raised above the Fire-place. The same kind of fuel is laid as before on the pebbles at the bottom, and the thin cakes are Fired by being placed for a minute on the hot concave surface of the oven. As each loaf, about a foot and a half in diameter and of wafer-like thinness, is rapidly Fired, it is placed upon the pile of bread on her other side. Upon it is laid fuel of the same kind as before, with an addition of thicker twigs and pieces of cleft wood, and the Fire is kept up until sufficient heat has been produced
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In the final chapter of Exodus, Moses sets up and prepares the tabernacle for the Lord (40:1-33), leading directly to his habitation there in the form of the "cloud" of his "glory" that had Fire in it by night. These two descriptions of the glory cloud and Fire form an envelope around the tabernacle-related legislation in Leviticus 1:1 -Numbers 1:1-9:14 . In that context, "the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people, " and "fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar" ( Leviticus 9:23-24 ). Just as Fire had come out from the "presence" of the Lord and consumed the altar offerings in 9:23-24, a few verses later "fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord" (10:2). He was "present" there in the tabernacle, manifesting his glory in cloud and Fire. brought near']'>[1] unauthorized Fire before the Lord" (10:1). Chapter 9 is the inauguration of the tabernacle, which ends with the Fire from the Lord consuming the sacrifices (vv
Enthusiasm - The Baptist contrasted his own baptism with water and the Messiah’s baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire (Matthew 3:11). Messiah will baptize with wind and Fire, sweeping away and consuming the impenitent, leaving behind only the righteous’ (Bruce, ‘St. —Arthur, Tongue of Fire; J
Fuel - " The Jews are sometimes compared in the prophets to "a brand plucked out of the burning,"...
Amos 4:11 ; Zechariah 3:2 ; a figure which Chardin considers as referring to vine twigs, and other brushwood which the orientals frequently use for fuel, and which, in a few minutes, must be consumed if they are not snatched out of the Fire; and not to those battens, or large branches, which will lie a long time in the Fire before they are reduced to ashes. The same remark applies to the figure by which the Prophet Isaiah describes the sudden, and complete destruction of Rezin, and the son of Remaliah; only in this passage, the Firebrands are supposed to be smoking; that is, in the opinion of Harmer, having the steam issuing with force from one end, in consequence of the Fire burning violently at the other. The words of the prophet are: "Take heed and be quiet; fear not, neither be faint-hearted, for the two tails of these smoking Firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah," Isaiah 7:4
the Angel of the Lord - " The same JEHOVAH went before the Israelites by day in a pillar of cloud, and by night in a pillar of Fire; and by Him the law was given amidst terrible displays of power and majesty from mount Sinai. " The Angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of Fire; but this same Angel "called to him out of the bush, and said, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. Stephen, in alluding to this part of the history of Moses, in his speech before the council, says, "There appeared to Moses in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, an Angel of the Lord in a flame of Fire," showing that that phraseology was in use among the Jews in his day, and that this Angel and Jehovah were regarded as the same being; for he adds, "Moses was in the church in the wilderness with the Angel which spoke unto him in Mount Sinai
Eternal Everlasting - σωτηρἱα [4], λύτρωσις [5], κληρονομἱα [6]), which is of very frequent occurrence in the Johannine and Pauline writings, together with the contrasted conceptions πῦρ αἰώνιον (Matthew 18:8; Matthew 25:14, Judges 1:7), κόλασις αἰώνιος; (Matthew 25:46), ὄλεθρος αἰώνιος (2 Thessalonians 1:9), κρῖμα αἰώνιον (Hebrews 6:2), that we find the real crux of the difficulty of translating the term, It has often been insisted that the meaning of the word is the same in either case, and that if ‘aeonian Fire’ is less than everlasting, aeonian life’ must also be less. And when we come to ‘eternal life’ on the one hand and ‘eternal Fire’ or ‘eternal destruction’ on the other, they also must be rendered according to our conception of the inherent nature of the thing referred to. ‘aeonian Fire,’ therefore, may mean a Fire that goes on burning until it has burned itself out; ‘aeonian destruction,’ a destruction that continues until there is nothing left to destroy
Detroit, Michigan, City of - Three years after the Fire of 1805 which destroyed nearly the whole town, the church was rebuilt
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People may test the genuineness of metals by putting them into a Fire
Abyss - Satan is chained in the abyss for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1,3 ), until he, too, is thrown into the lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10 )
Korah - A Fire from the Lord consumed the 250 followers
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The Fire of trees and houses mounts on high
Loaf - ’ They may also be baked on heated stones or on the outside of a jar within which a Fire has been kindled
Gabriel Richard - Three years after the Fire of 1805 which destroyed nearly the whole town, the church was rebuilt
Gog And Magog - There is doubtless an allusion to the names in Ezekiel; 'Gog and Magog,' being symbolical names, are employed to describe all the proud and powerful hordes of post-millennium times, whose number is 'as the sand of the sea,' and whom Satan will collect together from all quarters to attack the kingdom of the Lord Jesus as established on earth, only to be devoured by Fire from heaven: for Satan, when loosed, will not be able to raise up an empire against the Lord
Frankincense - Song of Solomon 3:6, "Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness, like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense?" Israel, with Jehovah's pillar of smoke by day and Fire by night, and smoke from the altars of incense and atonement, was the type
Before - In front of any object as before the house before the Fire
Dark - There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly Fire, which beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity
Apocalypse - Satan, too, the great dragon, appears as the Church's chief enemy, but is finally conquered, bound, and cast into a pool of Fire
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The gates of cities were of wood cased with iron to strengthen them and prevent them being burnt with Fire
Hypatia, Lady in Alexandria - Accordingly some passionate fanatics, led by Peter the Reader, conspired together and watched her as she was returning home from some journey, tore her from her chariot, and dragged her to the church called Caesarium; there they stripped her and killed her with oyster shells, and, having torn her in pieces, gathered together the limbs to a place called Cinaron, and consumed them with Fire
Rake - ) To enfilade; to Fire in a direction with the length of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of the deck
Burn - ”Since burning is the main characteristic of Fire, the term śâraph is usually used to describe the destroying of objects of all kinds
Rock - ” in the sense of a rock large enough to serve as an altar: “… There rose up Fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes …” ( Jehoiakim - The words displeased him, and taking the roll from the hands of Baruch he cut it in pieces and threw it into the Fire (Jeremiah 36:23 )
Richard, Gabriel - Three years after the Fire of 1805 which destroyed nearly the whole town, the church was rebuilt
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The Fire on the altar was not permitted to go out (Leviticus 6:9 ). " On this altar sweet spices were continually burned with Fire taken from the brazen altar
Hazael - their strongholds wilt thou set on Fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. Jehovah therefore threatened, and executed his threat, "for three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron; and I will send a Fire into the house of Hazael," etc
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the second one seems to be the baptism of the sinner in the lake of Fire from which there is no resurrection. Now He is baptized in the mystic Fire of GOD's wrath
Eat - So the sword, Fire, and forest are said to “consume” men. 50:13); although as a “consuming” Fire ( Patricius, or Saint Patrick - So Milchu set Fire to all his household goods and perished in their midst just as St. Being determined to celebrate Easter on the hill of Slane, he, according to the custom of the early Christians, lit his Paschal Fire on Easter Eve, a custom which we know from other sources was universal at that time (cf. on " Easter, Ceremonies of," and "Fire, Kindling of," in D. ...
This Fire was at once seen on Tara, where the king of Ireland, Laoghaire, was holding a convention of the chiefs of Ireland. The ritual of the convention demanded that no Fire should be lit in his dominions on this night till the king's Fire was lit on Tara
House - Retributively in kind, as they burnt incense to Baal the god of Fire, the Chaldeans should burn the houses, the scene of his worship, with Fire (Zephaniah 1:5). ...
(7) Fireplaces are seldom in the houses; but Fire pans in winter heated the apartment. A Fire was sometimes burned in the open court (Luke 22:55-56; Luke 22:61); Peter warmed himself at such a Fire, when Jesus on His trial in the large hall, open in front to the court, with arches and a pillar to support the wall above, "turned and looked" on him
Elements - Empedocles had already reckoned four ultimate elements-fire, water, earth, and air-but called them ῥιζώματα (ed. The four winds have their four angels (Revelation 7:1-2), and the Fire has its angel (Revelation 14:18). Angels take the form of winds and Fire (Hebrews 1:7 || Psalms 104:4). 594), Schœttgen quotes the Rabbinical words: ‘No choir of angels sings God’s praises twice, for each day God creates new hosts which sing His praises and then vanish into the stream of Fire from under the throne of His glory whence they came
Bread - A Fire is made in the middle of the room: and when the bread is ready for baking, a corner of the hearth is swept, the bread is laid upon it, and covered with ashes and embers; in a quarter of an hour, they turn it. The Arabs about Mount Carmel use a great strong pitcher, in which they kindle a Fire; and when it is heated, they mix meal and water, which they apply with the hollow of their hands to the outside of the pitcher; and this extremely soft paste, spreading itself, is baked in an instant. ...
The Arabians and other eastern people, among whom wood is scarce, often bake their bread between two Fires made of cow dung, which burns slowly, and bakes the bread very leisurely. If they are movables, which have served only for something else, and are made of metal, they have them polished, and put into the Fire, to take away all the impurity which they may have contracted by touching any thing leavened. Since part of the frankincense put upon the bread was to be burnt on the altar for a memorial, even an offering made by Fire unto the Lord; and since Aaron and his sons were to eat it in the holy place, Leviticus 24:5-9 , it is probable that this bread typified Christ, first presented as a sacrifice to Jehovah, and then becoming spiritual food to such as in and through him are spiritual priests to God, even his Father, Revelation 1:6 ; Revelation 5:10 ; Revelation 20:6 ; 1 Peter 2:5
Lay - 1, (d); of "laying" hands on a person by way of public recognition, 1 Timothy 5:22 ; of a shepherd's "laying" a sheep on his shoulders, Luke 15:5 ; of "laying" the cross on Christ's shoulders, Luke 23:26 ; of "laying" on stripes, Acts 16:23 ; wood on a Fire, Acts 28:3 ; metaphorically, of "laying" burden's on men's shoulders, Matthew 23:4 ; similarly of "giving" injunctions, Acts 15:28 (cp. ...
14: κεῖμαι (Strong's #2749 — Verb — keimai — ki'-mahee ) "to be laid, to lie," is used as the Passive Voice of tithemi, "to put," and is translated by some part of the verb "to be laid" in Matthew 3:10 ; Luke 3:9 , of an axe; Luke 12:19 , of goods; John 21:9 , where the verb has been omitted from the translation, after the words "a Fire of coals" (for epikeimai, of the fish, see No. " In 2 Peter 3:7 the Passive Voice is used of the heavens and earth as "stored up" for Fire, RV (marg. , "stored" with Fire), AV, "kept in store
Medes - Rawlinson however makes dualism (the worship of both a good and an evil principle eternally existing: Ormuzd the good object of trust, Ahriman the object of fear) to have been their original faith as described in the Zendavesta, and that the worship of the elements was subsequently taken from the Scythians (the Fire worshippers of Armenia and Mount Zagros, among whom Magism existed from of old) and was Magian. In Persia the purer Aryan creed, dualism (Ormuzd however being supreme), prevailed; in Media Magism, the worship of water, air, earth, and above all Fire, to which altars (but no temples) on mountain tops were dedicated, on which the Fire was never allowed to go out
Nero - On 19 July, 64, Fire broke out in Rome, and raged for nine days in all, leaving great parts of the city in ashes. On the evidence Nero must be acquitted of all connexion with the Fire, which was due to chance. The populace, however, suspected the Emperor, and were anxious to bring retribution on the originators of the Fire
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Pillar of cloud and Fire, Numbers 9:15-23 . ...
Sacrifice consumed by Fire, 1 Kings 18:36,38 . ...
Men destroyed by Fire, 2 Kings 1:10-12
Everlasting Punishment - The opposite of “eternal life,” “everlasting punishment” is thought of as an “eternal Fire,” a “second death” or an “eternal destruction
Book, Book of Life - At the last judgment, anyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life is thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15 )
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"Aionios is also used of the sin that 'hath never forgiveness,' Mark 3:29 , and of the judgment of God, from which there is no appeal, Hebrews 6:2 , and of the Fire, which is one of its instruments, Matthew 18:8 ; 25:41 ; Jude 1:7 , and which is elsewhere said to be 'unquenchable,' Mark 9:43
Devil, Devlish - His doom is the lake of Fire, Matthew 25:41 ; Revelation 20:10
Salt, Saltness - To refuse God's provision in Christ and the efficacy of His expiatory sacrifice is to expose oneself to the doom of being "salted with Fire," Mark 9:49
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As the rainbow was reflected on the waters of the world's ruin, and is seen only when a cloud is over the earth, so another deluge of Fire shall precede the new heavens and earth" granted to redeemed man, as the earth after the flood was restored to Noah
Everlasting Punishment - The opposite of “eternal life,” “everlasting punishment” is thought of as an “eternal Fire,” a “second death” or an “eternal destruction
Brick - The earliest were those used in building Babel, of clay burned in the Fire. But in Assyria and Egypt the bricks are sundried, not Fireburnt, though in Jeremiah 43:9 a brick kiln is mentioned in Egypt
Natural - Fire and warmth go together, and so seem to carry with them as natural an evidence as self-evident truths themselves
Chariot - Elijah was translated in a "chariot of Fire" (2 Kings 2:11 )
Divination - Pyromancy, a divination made by Fire
Water of Jealousy - An ordeal which could not injure the innocent at all (for the ingredients were in themselves harmless), or punish the guilty except by miracle; whereas in the ordeals by Fire in the dark ages the innocent could scarcely escape except by miracle
Lip - By an intensification or extension of this figurative use, swords are said to be in the lips ( Psalms 59:7 ), adders’ poison to be under them ( Psalms 140:3 ), or in them a burning Fire ( Proverbs 16:27 )
Dead - ) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead Fire; dead color, etc
Shechem - Under the Judges the city was taken by Abimelech, when about a thousand men and women took refuge in the tower, which was destroyed by Fire
Cellar - ’ Josephus uses the same word, κρύπτη, in a way to make its meaning very clear: ‘They set a tower on Fire, and leapt into the ‘cellar beneath’ (BJ, v
Hecebolius, a Rhetor at Constantinople - The emperor adds that he had charged the inhabitants of Edessa to abstain from "riot and strife," lest "they themselves" should suffer "the sword exile and Fire
Die - ) To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; - said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by Fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought
Counsel - I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the Fire
Flower - Flowers, in chimistry, fine particles of bodies, especially when raised by Fire in sublimation, and adhering to the heads of vessels in the form of a powder or mealy substance as the flowers of sulphur
Fat - If the reader will consult the Old Testament on the subject, he will find that in all the offerings made by Fire, the fat was wholly the Lord's
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Divination was a pagan parallel to prophesying: “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the Fire, one who uses divination
Catch - The Fire caught the adjoining building
Banner - That the pillar of Fire was with the Israelites to direct their marches
Leaven - " "Leaven" was forbidden in all offerings to the Lord by Fire, Leviticus 2:11 ; 6:17
Hell - The existence of hell is shown from innumerable passages of Holy Scripture where it is referred to, not only as a place of punishment, but as a place of eternal punishment of Fire for those who die in the state of mortal sin
Mediator - The Messiah has been in all ages the only true Mediator between God and man; and without Him, God is inaccessible and a consuming Fire, John 14:6 Acts 4:12
Conscience - No bodily tortures can equal the agony it inflicts; and though it may slumber here, it will hereafter be like the worm that never dies and the Fire that never can be quenched
Firstfruits - Over this was thrown a measure of olive oil and a handful of incense; and the priest, taking the offering, waved it before the Lord towards the four cardinal points, throwing a handful of it into the Fire on the altar, and keeping the rest
Want - In winter we want a Fire in summer we want cooling breezes
Avenge, Avenger - In 2 Thessalonians 1:8 it is said of the act of Divine justice which will be meted out to those who know not God and obey not the Gospel, when the Lord comes in flaming Fire at His second advent
Adultery - Death by Fire was the penalty of unchastity (Genesis 38:24). the 12 patriarchs of the Old Testament and the 12 apostles of New Testament), and persecuted by the dragon, in Revelation 17, excites the wonder of John, because of her transformation into a scarlet arrayed "mother of harlots," with a cup full of abominations, riding upon a "scarlet colored beast"; but the ten horned beast finally turns upon her, "makes her naked, eats her flesh, and burns her with Fire
Light - ) A Firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light. ) To become ignited; to take Fire; as, the match will not light. ) To set Fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; - sometimes with up
Behmenists - How all things came from a working will of the holy, triune, incomprehensible God, manifesting himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, through an outward, perceptible, working, triune power of Fire, light, and spirit, in the kingdom of heaven. How and what angels and men were in their creation; that they are in and from God, his real offspring; that their life begun in and from this divine Fire, which is the Father of Light, generating a birth of light in their souls; from both which proceeds the Holy Spirit, or breath of divine love, in the triune creature, as it does in the triune Creator
Vine - Vine twigs are particularly mentioned as used for fuel in dressing their food, by D'Arvieux, La Roque, and others: Ezekiel says, in his parable of the vine, used figuratively for the people of God, "Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the Fire for fuel," 1618165611_98 . "If a man abide not in me," saith our Lord, "he is cast forth as a branch" of the vine, "and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the Fire, and they are burned," John 15:6
Light - ) A Firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light. ) To become ignited; to take Fire; as, the match will not light. ) To set Fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; - sometimes with up
Book - Inscriptions were also made on tiles and bricks, which were afterwards hardened by Fire. , and the writing was sometimes permanently fixed by Fire
Persecution - Historians usually reckon ten general persecutions, the first of which was under the emperor Nero, thirty-one years after our Lord's ascension, when that emperor, having set Fire to the city of Rome, threw the odium of that execrable action on the Christians. Both men and women suffered death, some by scourging, some by the sword, and some by Fire. In this dreadful persecution, which lasted ten years, houses filled with Christians were set on Fire, and whole droves were tied together with ropes, and thrown into the sea. Angelo were Fired to testify the public joy; the whole city illuminated with bonfires; and no one sign of rejoicing omitted that was usually made for the greatest victories obtained in favour of the Roman church!!! But all these persecutions were, however, far exceeded in cruelty by those which took place in the time of Louis XIV. ...
They made a great Fire round about a boy, twelve years old, who, with hands and eyes lifted up to heaven, cried out, "My God, help me!" and when they found the youth resolved to die rather than renounce his religion, they snatched him from the Fire just as he was on the point of being burnt. Some they bound before a great Fire, and, being half toasted, let them go; a punishment worse than death. Hooper and Rogers were burnt in a slow Fire. Taylor was put into a barrel of pitch, and Fire set to it. Women suffered; and one, in the flames, which burst her womb, being near her time of delivery, a child fell from her into the Fire, which being snatched out by some of the observers more humane that the rest, the magistrate ordered the babe to be again thrown into the Fire, and burnt
Sacrifice - The priest poured out the blood about the altar of burntsacrifices: he burnt on the Fire of the altar the fat of the lower belly, that which covers the kidneys, the liver, and the bowels. Before these things were committed to the Fire of the altar, the priest put them into the hands of the offerer, then made him lift them up on high, and wave them toward the four quarters of the world, the priest supporting and direction his hands. And the priest, taking a handful of this flour, with all the frankincense, sprinkled them on the Fire of the altar; and all the rest of the flour was his own: he was to eat it without leaven in the tabernacle, and none but priests were to partake of it. They were burnt as holocausts, but by a small Fire, that they might continue burning the longer
Eternal Punishment - It is the unfruitful branch of the vine that is cast forth, withered, gathered, cast into the Fire, burned (John 15:6). Gehenna, the worm that dies not and the Fire that is not quenched, the outer darkness, the weeping and the wailing and the gnashing of teeth, were familiar figures, and are clearly used because familiar (see Eternal Fire). Matthew 18:34-35), the startling symbolism of the phrase ‘salted with Fire’ (Mark 9:49), which is said to teach ‘that the destructive element performs a purifying part’ (see Internat. on Matthew 25:46), and the use of αἰώνιος as suggesting ‘age-long,’ have all been singled out as leaving room for the hope of final salvation through the Fires of judgment. ...
(2) On the other hand, the strong terms, destruction, perdition, unquenchable Fire, and the analogies of consumption of tares and chaff and withered branches by Fire, are instanced as indicating annihilation
Canaanites - In the days of Moses, they were become incorrigible idolaters; for he commands his people to destroy their altars, and break down their images, (statues or pillars,) and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with Fire. They are accused of the cruel custom of sacrificing men, and are said to have made their seed pass through the Fire to Moloch, Leviticus 18:21 . Now, when God, for the wickedness of a people, sends an earthquake, or a Fire, or a plague among them, there is no complaint of injustice, especially when the calamity is known, or expressly declared beforehand, to be inflicted for the wickedness of such people. Is it not the same with all other national visitations? Would not an earthquake, or a Fire, or a plague, or a famine among them, have done the same? Even in an ordinary and natural death the same thing happens; God takes away the life he lends, without regard, that we can perceive, to age, or sex, or character. ...
But, farther, if punishing them by the hands of the Israelites rather than by a pestilence, an earthquake, a Fire, or any such calamity, be still an objection, we may perceive, I think, some reasons for this method of punishment in preference to any other whatever; always bearing in our mind, that the question is not concerning the justice of the punishment, but the mode of it. "...
In reading the Old Testament account, therefore, of the Jewish wars and conquests in Canaan, and the terrible destruction brought upon the inhabitants thereof, we are always to remember that we are reading the execution of a dreadful but just sentence, pronounced by Jehovah against the intolerable and incorrigible crimes of these nations; that they were intended to be made an example to the whole world of God's avenging wrath against sins, which, if they had been suffered to continue, might have polluted the whole ancient world, and which could only be checked by the signal and public overthrow of nations notoriously addicted to them, and so addicted as even to have incorporated them into their religion and their public institutions; and that the Israelites were mere instruments in the hands of a righteous Providence for effecting the extirpation of a people, of whom it was necessary to make a public example to the rest of mankind; that this extermination, which might have been accomplished by a pestilence, by Fire, by earthquakes, was appointed to be done by the hands of the Israelites, as being the clearest and most intelligible method of displaying the power and the righteousness of the God of Israel; his power over the pretended gods of other nations; and his righteous indignation against the crimes into which they were fallen
Traverse - ) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse Fire, along exposed passage, or line of work
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The plague of hail, with Fire and thunder (Exodus 9:13-33 )
Crucifixion - The modes of capital punishment according to the Mosaic law were, by the sword (Exodus 21 ), strangling, Fire (Leviticus 20 ), and stoning (Deuteronomy 21 )
Sea - Isaiah 57:20 ); (c) symbolically, in the apocalyptic vision of "a glassy sea like unto crystal," Revelation 4:6 , emblematic of the fixed purity and holiness of all that appertains to the authority and judicial dealings of God; in Revelation 15:2 , the same, "mingled with Fire," and, standing by it (RV) or on it (AV and RV marg
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Jehovah testified His acceptance of David's sacrifice there by sending down Fire to consume it (Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings 18:24; 1 Kings 18:38; 2 Chronicles 7:1)
Mouth - In this apocalyptic framework, Fire (9:17-18; 11:5) and a two-edged sword (1:16) come out of the mouth
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2 Samuel 22:13 (c) It may be we are to be impressed with the tremendous brightness of GOD which would dispel all darkness, and would bring judgment upon all that this Fire would reveal
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Jeremiah 14:2 (c) If the Word "they" refers to the gates, it would indicate that they were damaged by Fire, and were being destroyed
Calf, Golden - It sufficiently meets the case if we suppose that the calf was at least softened by Fire, if not melted, then beaten into thin plates, before being pounded into dust and strewn into the brook
Heavy - Great violent forcible as a heavy Fire of cannon or small arms
Zidon, Sidon - They had burnt their ships that none might escape, and seeing no effectual means of defence, in despair they shut themselves up in their houses, set them on Fire, and perished in the flames
Elijah - For while it will be "to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe," it is no less said to be "in flaming Fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
Ahaziah - Elijah called down Fire from heaven and they were consumed
Enemy - Hence, the Book of Lamentations describes God as an “adversary” of His people: “He hath bent his bow like an enemy [1]: he stood with his right hand as an adversary [2], and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like Fire” ( Litany - They were observed in imitation of the Ninevites with ardent supplications and fastings, to avert the threatened judgments of Fire, earthquake, inundations, or hostile invasions
Hazael - "Because I know," said the prophet, "the evil that thou wilt do to the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on Fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their infants against the stones, and rip up their women with child
Glory - " Now "the glory of the Lord was, as it were, a burning Fire on the mountain; and under his feet was, as it were, the brightness of the sapphire stone, resembling heaven itself in clearness
Demoniacs - those 'possessed' by demons were certainly under the control of the demons, even to casting them into the Fire and into the water
Incense - Upon the great, day of expiation, the high priest took incense, or perfume, pounded and ready for being put into the censer, and threw it upon the Fire the moment he went into the sanctuary
Flood - And also has said, "The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for Fire, being reserved against the day of judgment,
Serpent - When God punished the murmurs of the Israelites in the wilderness by sending among them serpents whose fiery bite was fetal, Moses, upon their repentance, was commanded to make a serpent of brass, whose polished surface shone like Fire, and to set it up on the banner-pole in the midst of the people; and whoever was bitten by a serpent had but to look up at it and live
Witch And Wizard - Their unlawful arts were near akin to the others forbidden in Deuteronomy 18:10-11 : "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the Fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer
Train - A line of gunpowder, laid to lead Fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution
Ward - One whose business is to guard, watch and defend as a Fire-ward
Whitsun Day - Theecclesiastical color is red as symbolical of the "cloven tongueslike as of Fire," in which form the Holy Ghost lighted on the headof each of the Apostles
Hell - Broken pottery was dumped in this valley, and the place became a public garbage dump where Fires burnt continually (Jeremiah 19:1-13). ...
Another symbolic picture of eternal punishment is that of a lake of Fire prepared for the enemies of God (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10; cf
Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria - Diocletian besieged Alexandria in 294; and after eight months' siege the city, "wasted by the sword and Fire, implored the mercy of the conqueror, but experienced the full extent of his severity" in the form of "promiscuous slaughter" and sentences "of death or of exile" (Gibbon, ii
Thomas Apameensis, Bishop of Apamea - "A flame of Fire shining, but not consuming," around and above the relic, moved as he moved, lighting up the roof
Reprobate - The land which drinks in the rain and brings forth the looked-for crop receives blessing of God, but that which receives the same benign influence and produces only thorns and thistles is ‘rejected’ (ἀδόκιμος), gets no share of that blessing, but is tit only, like Sodom and Gomorrah, for the Fire. In the same connexion ‘the everlasting Fire’ is ‘prepared for the devil and his angels,’ but the Kingdom to which the righteous are summoned is prepared for them ‘before the foundation of the world
Judgement - The fallen angels are reserved unto judgement, 2 Peter 2:4 ; and everlasting Fire is prepared for the devil and his angels. Has he used the talent committed to him ? Some may have laboured with improper materials, and such work will be burned up, and the workman will lose his reward, though he himself will be saved yet so as through Fire. All that Christians do now will then be manifested; they should therefore seek to do such work as will stand the Fire, and such as will be owned and approved of in that day by their Lord and Master
Revelation, the - He was like unto the Son of man, clothed, not for service, but for priestly judgement, with eyes like a flame of Fire, and feet like brass glowing in a furnace: His countenance as the sun shining in its strength, and proceeding out of His mouth a sharp two-edged sword: nothing can escape His judgement. The attitude of the Lord is severe: His "eyes like unto a flame of Fire, and his feet like fine brass. A great mountain burning with Fire is cast into the sea — some great earthly power influences the masses with direful effect, and commercial intercourse is affected: cf. The Roman beast and the Antichrist are cast alive into the lake of Fire. Satan is cast into the abyss (not into the lake of Fire yet) for a thousand years. After this, Satan is loosed for a little season and deceives the nations: they come up and compass the camp of the saints, but Fire comes down and devours them. Satan is cast into the lake of Fire. ) Death and Hades are cast into the lake of Fire. "Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of Fire
Nineveh - obtained from Arbaces, the king of Media, the ashes of the palace, to erect a mount with them near the temple of Belus at Babylon; and that he forthwith prepared shipping, and, together with the ashes, carried away most of the gold and silver, of which he had private information given him by one of the eunuchs who escaped the Fire. And the historian affirms that many talents of gold and silver, preserved from the Fire, were carried to Ecbatana. According to Nahum 3:15 , the city was not only to be destroyed by an overflowing flood, but the Fire, also, was to devour it; and, as Diodorus relates, partly by water, partly by Fire, it was destroyed
Elijah - )...
Amidst Elijah's ironical jeers they cried, and gashed themselves, in vain repetitions praying from morning until noon for Fire from their god Baal, the sun god and god of Fire (!), and leaped upon (or up and down at) the altar. Repairing Jehovah's ruined altar (the former sanctity of which was seemingly the reason for his choice of Carmel) with 12 stones to represent the tribes of all Israel, and calling upon the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to let it be known that He is the Lord God, he brought down by prayer Fire from heaven consuming the sacrifice, wood, stones, and dust, and licking up the water in the trench. " There by the grand voice of nature, the strong wind rending the rocks, the earthquake, and the Fire, (in none of which, though emanating from God, did He reveal Himself to Elijah,) and lastly by "a still small voice," God taught the impatient and desponding prophet that it is not by astounding miracles such as the Fire that consumed the sacrifice, nor by the wind and earthquake wherewith God might have swept away the guilty nation, but by the still small voice of God's Spirit in the conscience, that Jehovah savingly reveals Himself, and a revival of true religion is to be expected. ...
Emerging from some recess of Carmel and taking his seat on "the hill" or "mount" (Hebrew), he thence met the captain's demand, "Man of God, the king saith, come down," with "If I be a man of God, let Fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. The severity of the judgment by Fire is due to the greatness of the guilt of the Israelite king and his minions who strove against God Himself in the person of His prophet, and hardened themselves in idolatry, which was high treason against God and incurred the penalty of death under the theocracy. ...
It is true the Lord Jesus reproved the fiery zeal of James and John, "the sons of thunder," as ignorant of the true spirit of His disciples, when they wished like Elias to call down Fire to consume the Samaritans who would not receive Him. Finally, after parting asunder the Jordan with his mantle, he gave Elisha leave to ask what he would, and having promised that he should have a double portion of Elijah's spirit, a chariot and horses of Fire parted the two, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. The miracles foretold of the two witnesses (Luke 21:2 "fire out of their mouth," i
Rome - Fire and destruction worked upon this and other buildings, and we cannot with certainty identify remains on the hill as belonging to buildings of a particular date. The building was restored again after a Fire in 14 b. On its destruction by Fire, he built a much larger building, which retained the original name. The worship of Vesta was the worship of Fire and the hearth. Fire is to the house a continual necessity, whether for the cooking of food or for the external warmth of the body, and it has for the city’s house the same importance as for the private house. Just as there were a Fire and a hearth in every private house, so there were a Fire and a hearth in the central part of every Latin town, belonging to the people itself. In the primitive community it was important that there should be a central Fire belonging equally to all the citizens, where Fire could be obtained for their houses, if their own Fire had gone out. Six noble ladies in Rome, vowed to single life, were appointed to guard this Fire
Nineveh - , Saracus the last king, Esarhaddon's grandson, set Fire to the palace and perished in the flames, as Ctesias states, and as the marks of Fire on the walls still confirm. So Nahum 3:13; Nahum 3:15, "fire shall devour thy bars. In Nahum 2:3 translated "the chariots (shall be furnished) with Fire flashing scythes," literally, "with the Fire of scythes" or "iron weapons
Elijah - Elijah retorted the charge upon the king, and his iniquities, and challenged Ahab to gather the people together, and the prophets of Baal, that it might be determined by a sign from heaven, the falling of Fire upon the sacrifice, who was the true God. After this he prayed, and, in answer to his prayer, the Lord sent Fire from heaven, and consumed the wood, the burnt sacrifice, the stones, and dust of the place, and even dried up the water in the trench. " Elijah answered, "If I be a man of God, let Fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. " As they journeyed, a fiery chariot, with horses of Fire, suddenly separated them, and Elijah was carried in a whirlwind to heaven; while Elisha exclaimed, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!"...
5. The author of Ecclesiasticus has an encomium to his memory, and justly describes him as a prophet "who stood up as Fire, and whose word burned as a lamp
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In art it is the emblem of the following saints, ...
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the dove is near the supernational Fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his preaching, a dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke
Saint Devota - as her martyred body was being taken home, a storm threatened to wreck the boat; a dove emerged from her mouth, and the storm stopped
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury - man writing with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby
Saint Eulalia of Merida
Pope Saint Fabian - chosen pope when a dove settled on his head and the people took it as a sign
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Ida of Herzfield - woman with a dove hovering over her head
Saint Ivo of Kermartin - lawyer surrounded by doves (the Holy Spirit)
Saint Joachim - elderly man carrying a basket of doves
Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Oliva
Saint Oswald
Saint Remigius
Saint Scholastica - at her death, her brother, Saint Benedict of Nursia, saw her soul ascend to heaven as a dove
Saint Teresa of Avila - Carmelite nun with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby while she writes
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) speaking in his ear as he writes
Pope Saint Zachary - with a dove and olive branch to indicate his work as a peace maker
Leviticus - ...
An historical section (8-10), giving an account of the consecration of Aaron and his sons (8); Aaron's first offering for himself and the people (9); Nadab and Abihu's presumption in offering "strange Fire before Jehovah," and their punishment (10)
Quebec, Canada, City of - Other historic monuments are: ...
the church of Notre Dame des Victoires which dates from 1690, when, after several unsuccessful attacks upon the city, Admiral Phipps withdrew, and Bishop Saint-Vallier dedicated the church to Our Lady of Victory
the Ursuline church and convent, the oldest educational establishment for women in North America, occupying the same ground granted to the religious by the Company of New France upon their arrival in 1639; here Montcalm is buried
the General Hospital of Quebec, established in 1693
the Hotel Dieu, rebuilt after the Fire which destroyed it in 1755
Laval University, founded in 1852, the outgrowth of the first Council of Quebec, held in 1851
During the celebration of the tercentenary of the founding of Quebec in 1908, a monument was erected to Bishop Laval
Artaxerxes - The Magian creed was pantheism, the worship of the elements, earth, air, water and Fire
Sinai - At this time a spirit of discontent broke out amongst them, and the Lord manifested his displeasure by a Fire which fell on the encampment and inflicted injury on them
Thyatira - ...
In Revelation 2:18-25, "the Son of God who hath eyes like unto a flame of Fire, and His feet like fine brass," stands in contrast to the sun god
Work - In 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 the ‘work’ is likened to a building which must be built so as to stand the test of the Fire of judgment
Statute - Because they were unable to distinguish "between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, " they died in a blaze of Fire before Yahweh
Hospitality - So incensed were two of His disciples at being refused entertainment in a Samaritan village, that they would have called down Fire from heaven to destroy the people
Element - ) The four elements were, air, earth, water, and Fire...
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Amos - I will send a Fire" (3-4,6-7,11-10,11-12,13-14, etc;); and in chapter 4: "Yet you returned not to me" (6,8,9,10, 11)
Blood - A hot spark a man of Fire or spirit a rake
Arm - In Isaiah 30:30, the word seems to represent lightning bolts: "And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring Fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones" (cf
Earth - This substance being considered, by ancient philosophers, as simple, was called an element and in popular language, we still hear of the four elements, Fire, air,earth, and water
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Mark 9:49 (b) Here we see a reference to the preserving power of the eternal Fire in Gehenna
Continually - It describes His visible presence at the tabernacle: “So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of Fire by night” ( Lamp - Bildad expresses the same idea in the following beautiful passage: "Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his Fire shall not shine
Baptism - The Scriptures speak of baptism "in" or "with" water, "with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire," Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:5; and Jesus compared his sufferings to "a baptism," Luke 12:50
Lead - To guide or conduct by showing the way to direct as, the Israelites were led by a pillar of a cloud by day, and by a pillar of Fire by night
James - They were witnesses of our Lord's transfiguration, Matthew 17:1,2 ; and when certain Samaritans refused to receive him, James and John wished for Fire from heaven to consume them, Luke 9:54
Naz'Arite, - (Numbers 6:17 ) He was to cut off the hair of "the head of his separation "(that is, the hair which had grown during the period of his consecration) at the door of the tabernacle, and to put it into the Fire under the sacrifice on the altar
Hospitality - So incensed were two of His disciples at being refused entertainment in a Samaritan village, that they would have called down Fire from heaven to destroy the people
Amos - ...
This accounts for the outburst of prophetic Fire in Uzziah's and his successors' reigns. Amos 7:1-9:10; Amos's visions of grasshoppers devouring the grass, and Fire the land and deep, both removed by his intercession; the plumb line marking the buildings for destruction; Amaziah's interruption at Bethel, and foretold doom; the basket of summer fruits marking Israel's end by the year's end; the Lord standing upon the altar, and commanding the lintel to be smitten, symbolizing Israel's destruction as a kingdom, but individually not one righteous man shall perish
Antichrist - Here again we read that he will do great wonders, making Fire come down from heaven, with other signs or miracles. The three are cast into the lake of Fire Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10
Priest; Priesthood - This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company; And put Fire therein, and put incense in them before the Lord … the man whom the Lord doth choose, he shall be holy. Because Nadab and Abihu were killed when they “offered strange Fire before the Lord,” the priesthood was limited to the lines of Eleazar and Ithamar ( Magi - These abominated all those images which were worshipped by the other sect, denominated Sabians, and paid their worship to the Deity under the emblem of Fire. Jones, "reformed the old religion by the addition of genii or angels, of new ceremonies in the veneration shown to Fire, of a new work which he pretended to have received from heaven, and, above all, by establishing the actual adoration, of the supreme Being;" and he farther adds, "The reformed religion of Persia continued in force till that country was conquered by the Musselmans; and, without studying the Zend, we have ample information concerning it in the modern Persian writings of several who profess it. Bahman always named Zeratusht with reverence; he was, in truth, a pure Theist, and strongly disclaimed any adoration of the Fire or other elements; and he denied that the doctrine of two coeval principles, supremely good and supremely bad, formed any part of his faith. " Fire, by Zerdushta, appears to have been used emblematically only; and the ceremonies for preserving and transmitting it, introduced by him, were manifestly taken from the Jews, and the sacred Fire of their tabernacle and temple. The Parsees, who were nearly extirpated by Mohammedan fanaticism, were charged by their oppressors with the idolatry of Fire, and this was probably true of the multitude
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Sometimes punishment was meted out by God directly, as when Fire and brimstone destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24-25 ) or when the ground opened up to swallow those who rebelled in the wilderness (Numbers 16:31-33 ). Isaiah 66:24 speaks of an undying worm and unquenchable Fire—the same imagery Jesus uses to warn about hell ( Mark 9:42-43,47-48 ). Just as that Bible utilizes earthly things to symbolize heavenly bliss, so the description of hell as Fire may be metaphorical for torment
John the Baptist - The leading sects he denounced as a "generation of vipers" (compare Genesis 3:15, the serpent's "seed"), warning them that descent from Abraham would not avail with out doing Abraham's works (compare John 8:39), and telling all practically and discriminatingly that the repentance needed required a renunciation of their several besetting sins; and that whereas, on their confession, he baptized with water baptism, the Mightier One would come baptizing with the Holy Spirit and Fire (Matthew 3:11-12). ...
Elijah was translated in a chariot of Fire; but John died a felon's death, for the forerunner was to be as his Lord. In both cases God came in the still small voice, not the earthquake and Fire (1618165611_40)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, City of - The College of Montreal had been founded, 1767, the Hotel Dieu and the house of the Sisters of the Congregation, both destroyed by Fire, were rebuilt, 1765,1769, and in 1836 Montreal was erected into a diocese
Mark - There are scarce any marks left of a subterraneous Fire
Carnutum - Destroyed by Fire several times, in 1020 Bishop Fulbert invited the sovereigns of Europe to contribute toward rebuilding the cathedral, and though subsequent Fires (1030,1134, 1194) interfered with its progress, it was completed, 1220, and consecrated, 1260
Chartres, France - Destroyed by Fire several times, in 1020 Bishop Fulbert invited the sovereigns of Europe to contribute toward rebuilding the cathedral, and though subsequent Fires (1030,1134, 1194) interfered with its progress, it was completed, 1220, and consecrated, 1260
Midianite - Their cities were consumed by Fire, five of their kings were put to death, and the whole nation was destroyed (Joshua 13:21,22 )
Babel, Tower of - ) Bochart (Phaleg, 1:9) records the Jews' tradition that Fire from heaven split it through to its foundation
Burnt Offering - " Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred Fire, the symbol of God's presence; but this was wholly burnt, as a "whole burnt offering
Leaven - It was forbidden in all offerings to the Lord by Fire (Leviticus 2:11; Leviticus 7:12)
Mithra - Among the more prominent are: December 25 the god's birthday, Sunday the holy day, baptism, a sacred meal, categorical ethics, belief in a final judgment with eternal life for the righteous and punishment for the wicked, and that the world would finally be destroyed by Fire
Gog - Where antichrist thought to find an inheritance he shall only find a grave, and that near his prototypes, the Fire blasted cities of the Dead Sea
Air - To dry by a Fire to expel dampness as, to air linen
House - This house must have a right foundation, JESUS CHRIST:...
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a heating plant to keep the heart and soul on Fire for GOD;...
a kitchen so that the food may be prepared for the soul;...
a library for the education and instruction of the mind;...
a music room to keep the heart singing;...
a parlor for hospitality;...
a bedroom for rest;...
a bath room for cleansing;...
an attic for storage;...
and also the light of the Word and the water of the Spirit
Ship - And which said goods are to be delivered in the like good order, at the said port (the act of God, the king's enemies, Fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted
Among - The Bible limits another idiomatic usage, meaning “inner parts,” to animals: “Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with Fire—his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof” ( Desolation - When Jeremiah and Ezekiel, who most frequently use the words, mention חָרִבָה or שַׁמָה, they always have one thing in their mind—the vision of a once peaceful and flourishing place which by Fire and sword has been laid waste, and is left uninhabited
Autricum - Destroyed by Fire several times, in 1020 Bishop Fulbert invited the sovereigns of Europe to contribute toward rebuilding the cathedral, and though subsequent Fires (1030,1134, 1194) interfered with its progress, it was completed, 1220, and consecrated, 1260
Part - 19:14 bad is used of the “shoots” or limbs of a vine; “And Fire is gone out of a rod of her branches …” (cf
Heaven - 55:10), Fire ( Throw - ) To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a Fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames
Salt (2) - The cities of the plain, which were destroyed by "brimstone and Fire from the Lord out of heaven," were near the Dead Sea
Behemoth - The armament of teeth is its mouth is truly formidable; more particularly the tusks of the lower jaw, which are of a curved form, somewhat cylindrical; these are so strong and hard that they will strike Fire with steel, are sometimes more that two feet in length, and weigh upwards of six pounds each. Out of twenty- five musket ball, which were Fired into the monster's head at the distance of five feet, only on penetrated the hind and the bones near the nose; so that, every time he breathed, he snorted a stream of blood upon the bark. We had at last to employ a small cannon; but it was only after five of its balls, Fired at the distance of a few feet, had mangled most shockingly the head and body of the monster, that he died
San Francisco, California, City of - The efforts of the Catholic Church continued to assist greatly in the building up of San Francisco, and when the earthquake of 1906 and the subsequent Fire destroyed many churches, asylums, schools, and hospitals, including the great Jesuit church and College of Saint Ignatius, and the Sacred Heart College of the Christian Brothers, the generosity of the Catholic congregations of the United States facilitated immediate rebuilding
Reu'Ben - (Genesis 35:22 ) He was of an ardent, impetuous, unbalanced but not ungenerous nature; not crafty and cruel, as were Simeon and Levi, but rather, to use the metaphor of the dying patriarch, boiling up like a vessel of water over a rapid wood Fire, and as quickly subsiding when the fuel was withdrawn
Judah, the Kingdom of - Their descendants are scattered over the earth; but when God's set time is come they will be brought through the Fire of judgement, and a remnant will be saved, restored to their own land, and blessed under their Messiah whom they now reject
Righteousness - On the other hand, the lake of Fire is an eternal expression of God's righteous judgement
Pachomius, Saint - Athanasius, visiting Tabenna, was eagerly welcomed by Pachomius, who, in that zeal for orthodoxy which was a characteristic of monks generally, is said to have flung one of Origen's writings into the water, exclaiming that he would have cast it into the Fire, but that it contained the name of God
Valens, Emperor - Valens is said to have sent them all to sea, ordering the sailors to set Fire to the ship and then to abandon it
Behmenists - How all things came from a working will of the holy triune incomprehensible God, manifesting himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, through an outward perceptible working triune power of Fire, light, and spirit, in the kingdom of heaven. How and what angels and men were in their creation; that they are in and from God, his real offspring; that their life begun in and from this divine Fire which is the Father of light, generating a birth of light in the Holy Spirit, or breath of divine love in the triune creature, as it does in the triune Creator
Ephesus - Disaster struck the city in 356 when Fire destroyed the Artemision. ...
Alexander the Great, who was reportedly born on the same day as the Artemision Fire, took over the area in 334 B
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In Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16 , John predicts that the Messiah who will come after him will baptize with the Spirit and Fire. Blomberg...
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1 Kings 18:33 (c) This number of barrels probably was intended to remind Israel that GOD was sovereign Lord, and able to reveal His power in sending down the Fire. ...
Daniel 3:25 (c) The number here represents GOD's power to overrule the king, and to quench the violence of Fire, and to deliver His own children
Shewbread - The frankincense as a memorial was probably cast upon the altar Fire as "an offering made by Fire unto the Lord," when the bread was removed from the table on the Sabbath
Elkesai, Elkesaites - The superiority of the forgiveness of sins by the washing of water over that by the Fire of sacrifice is based on the superiority of water to Fire (Hipp
Popularity - He had come to send not peace on the earth, but a sword and Fire (Matthew 10:34 || Luke 12:51), the sword which would part brother from brother and father from son—the Fire which should try and reveal the essential nature of each heart
Popularity - He had come to send not peace on the earth, but a sword and Fire (Matthew 10:34 || Luke 12:51), the sword which would part brother from brother and father from son—the Fire which should try and reveal the essential nature of each heart
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - Their effectiveness is telling: "Before them Fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. In keeping with the motif of Fire, the Septuagint renders Malachi 3:19 : "For the day of the Lord is coming burning like an oven. The author of 2Peter reiterates the theme of Fire and explains that by Fire the earth and the elements themselves will be destroyed. The heavens will disappear, also by Fire (2 Peter 3:10-11 ). God's summons of the nations for an accounting in Joel 3 and Zephaniah and the description of the cosmos being annihilated through Fire ( 2 Peter 3:10-13 ) are two impressive ways of insisting on the truth that God is fully in charge
Dwelling - There are no chimneys, but Fire is made when required with charcoal in a brazier, or a Fire of wood might be kindled in the open court of the house. He "turned and looked" on Peter as he stood by the Fire in the court, Luke 22:56; Luke 22:61; whilst he himself was in the "hall of judgment. There were no chimneys; that so called, Hosea 13:3, was but a hole; indeed there were ordinarily no Fires except in a kitchen, where, on a kind of brick platform, places were provided for cooking. Apartments were warmed when needed by Fire-pans, Jeremiah 36:22; or Fires were kindled in the court, Mark 14:54; Luke 22:55; John 18:18
Reprobate - ’ Like metal proved to be worthless by the refiner’s Fire ( Jeremiah 6:29 ), they are thrown away (cf
Seraphim - Some would derive the name from the Babylonian Sharrapu , a name for Nergal the Fire-god, and consequently would regard the seraphim as the flames that enveloped this deity
Apollos - But Apollos knew only the water baptism of John; he did not yet know that what John had foretold ("I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He Messiah shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with Fire") had actually come to pass, in the church's baptism with the Spirit on Pentecost, and that graces and gifts were now being bestowed on the several living stones composing "the temple of the Holy Spirit
Dispensations - ) Zoroaster was probably contemporary with Daniel, and drew from the Hebrew Scriptures the principles on which he reformed the Persian religion which had become corrupted by the worship of Fire, and of an evil principle as well as a good
Gentleness - He discloses himself not just in wind and earthquake and Fire, but in "a gentle whisper" (1 Kings 19:11-13 )
Joel - Peter at once recognized its fulfilment in that outpouring of the Spirit, that baptism of Fire, that Divine intoxication, which was experienced on the day of Pentecost
Isdigerdes i, King of Persia - Abdas burned one of the temples of Fire (Theod
Hell - It is here that "their worm dieth not" and the "fire is not quenched
Nazarite - He was to shave his head and burn the hair in the Fire which was under the peace offering: type of the full communion, which is the result of the sacrifice of Christ
Hospitality - Forbes, "prevails throughout Guzerat: a person of any consideration passing through the province is presented, at the entrance of a village, with fruit, milk, butter, Fire wood, and earthen pots for cookery; the women and children offer him wreaths of flowers
Naked - "I counsel thee (saith Christ) to buy of me gold tried in the Fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear
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The sheep or lamb was the common sacrifice under the Mosaic law; and it is to be remarked, that when the divine legislator speaks of this victim, he never omits to appoint that the rump or tail be laid whole on the Fire of the altar, Exodus 29:22 Leviticus 3:9
Bread - The Arabians and other oriental nations, among whom wood is scarce, often bake their bread between two Fires made of cow-dung, which burns slowly. ...
The Hebrews, in common with other eastern people, had a kind of oven, (tannoor,) which is like a large pitcher, open at top, in which they made a Fire
Monoimus - The latter is derived from the former, but, it would seem, by an immediate and eternal necessity of His nature, just as from Fire is necessarily derived the light which renders it visible
Magi - "They waited upon the sacred Fire, and performed ablutions, and practiced observation of the stars. " Muller (Herzog Cyclopedia) says that the Median priests were not originally called Magi, but by the names found in the Zendavesta "Atharva," guardians of the Fire, and that the Chaldaeans first gave them the name Magi
Hussites - The Fire was then applied to the faggots; when the martyr sang a hymn with so loud and cheerful a voice, that he was heard through all the cracklings of the combustibles and the noise of the multitude. Acts of barbarity were committed on both sides; for notwithstanding the irreconcileable opposition between the religious sentiments of the contending parties, they both agreed in this one horrible principle, that it was innocent and lawful to persecute and extirpate with Fire and sword the enemies of the true religion; and such they reciprocally appeared to each other
Water - It has been contended that the πνεῦμα ἄγιον and the πῦρ which he desired were the sweeping wind and the destroying Fire of judgment (so, e. 84), but it is more likely that what he longed for was the life-giving breath and the purifying Fire of the Messianic era
Break - To make way with violence or suddenness to rush often with a particle as, to break in to break in upon, as calamities to break over, as a flood to break out, as a Fire to break forth, as light or a sound. ...
To break out, to issue forth to discover itself by its effects, to arise or spring up as, a Fire breaks out a sedition breaks out a fever breaks out
Angels - We know little of their nature: "of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of Fire," Hebrews 1:7 ; and man is described as being a little inferior to the angels. The lake of Fire, or Gehenna, has been specially prepared for the devil and his angels, though, alas, man will also be cast therein
Ephesus - This temple was seven times set on Fire: one of the principal conflagrations happened on the very day that Socrates was poisoned, four hundred years before Christ; the other, on the same night in which Alexander the Great was born, when a person of the name of Erostratus set it on Fire, according to his own confession, to get himself a name! It was, however, rebuilt and beautified by the Ephesians, toward which the female inhabitants of the city contributed liberally
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Elijah calls Fire from heaven. ...
Ahaziah's captains consumed by Fire
Passover - And if the Jewish lamb was roasted whole with Fire, and not a bone of him broken, who but must see in this a type of him who, in the accomplishment of salvation sustained all the Fire of divine wrath against sin in his sacrifice, and whose bones, it is expressly said, were not broken, that this Scripture might be fulfilled? (John 19:36)...
Various are the accounts given by various writers of the manner in which the Jews of modern times observe the Passover
Jericho - Joshua's two spies lodged in Rahab's house upon the wall; and she in reward for their safety received her own preservation, and that of all in her house, when Joshua burned the city with Fire, and slew man and beast, as all had been put under the ban. James and John's proposal to call Fire down upon the Samaritans who would not receive Him in an earlier stage of the journey suggested probably His choosing a Samaritan to represent the benefactor in the parable, a tacit rebuke to their un-Christlike spirit (Luke 9:51-56)
Altar - The Fire was a perpetual one, kindled miraculously, and carefully cherished
Human Sacrifice - A portion of the valley bore the name Topheth, a name derived from the word for Fireplace or hearth. In the Bible and elsewhere Molech apparently was used in two ways: 1) as the name or a title of a god to whom sacrifice was made (see 1 Kings 11:7 ) and 1 Kings 11:2 ) as a specific type of sacrifice which involved the total consummation of a person, usually a child, by Fire
Jeremiah - But Joakim, enraged, threw the volume into a Fire, and imprisoned Jeremias and Baruch (36)
Jeremias - But Joakim, enraged, threw the volume into a Fire, and imprisoned Jeremias and Baruch (36)
Nazarite - After these sacrifices were offered by the priest, the Nazarite cut off his hair at the door and threw it into the Fire under the peace-offering
False Prophet - The ultimate punishment appears in Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 —the false prophet, the beast, and the devil will be thrown into a lake of Fire and brimstone and be tormented forever
Socinians - Some of them likewise maintain the