What does Rock mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
צ֥וּר rock 5
πέτραν a rock 5
צ֖וּר rock 4
סֶ֣לַע crag 4
πέτρας a rock 3
הַסֶּ֔לַע crag 3
הַסָּֽלַע crag 3
צוּרִ֑י rock 2
צֽוּר rock 2
בְּצוּר־ rock 2
הַצּוּר֙ rock 2
הַסֶּ֛לַע crag 2
בְּסֶ֣לַע crag 2
סֶ֥לַע crag 2
צ֭וּרִי rock 2
צ֣וּר rock 2
צ֝֗וּר rock 2
לְצ֣וּר rock 2
וְצ֥וּר rock 2
סָ֑לַע crag 2
πέτρᾳ a rock 2
מִסֶּ֔לַע crag 2
סַֽלְעִ֥י crag 2
צוּרָ֑ם rock 2
הַסָּ֑לַע crag 2
סָֽלַע crag 2
מִצּ֖וּר rock 2
πέτρα a rock 2
וְ֝צ֗וּר rock 1
בַּצּ֥וּר rock 1
מִצּ֛וּר rock 1
בַצּ֔וּר rock 1
צ֔וּר rock 1
וּלְצ֨וּר rock 1
צוּרִי֮ rock 1
הַצּ֖וּר rock 1
צ֨וּר ׀ rock 1
שְׁ֭פַנִּים rock badger 1
הַשָּׁפָ֗ן rock badger 1
הַשָּׁפָ֜ן rock badger 1
צ֝וּרִ֗י rock 1
וְצ֣וּר rock 1
וּ֝מִצּ֗וּר rock 1
צוּר־ rock 1
הַצּ֗וּר rock 1
לְֽצוּר־ rock 1
וְצ֖וּר rock 1
בְּ֝צ֗וּר rock 1
צוּרִ֗י rock 1
הַצּ֣וּר rock 1
צ֭וּר rock 1
בְּצ֣וּר rock 1
λαξευτῷ cut out of stone. 1
הַצּ֑וּר rock 1
؟ הַסֶּ֣לַע crag 1
גַּ֭ל heap 1
הַמָּע֛וֹז place or means of safety 1
הַסֶּ֤לַע crag 1
הַסֶּ֥לַע crag 1
הַסֶּ֖לַע crag 1
סֶ֖לַע crag 1
סֶ֗לַע crag 1
؟ בַסֶּ֖לַע crag 1
סֶֽלַע־ crag 1
בַּסֶּ֔לַע crag 1
הַסֶּ֣לַע crag 1
מִסֶּ֛לַע crag 1
בַּסֶּ֖לַע crag 1
הַצּֽוּר rock 1
סֶּ֖לַע crag 1
סַלְעִ֣י crag 1
סַלְעִי֮ crag 1
סַלְעִ֖י crag 1
מִסָּ֑לַע crag 1
הַסֶּ֗לַע crag 1
הַֽמַּחְלְקֽוֹת a rock or cliff in the wilderness of Maon 1
הַצֻּר֙ rock 1
צוּרִ֖י rock 1
צוּרָ֣ם rock 1
כְצוּרֵ֖נוּ rock 1
הַצּוּר֮ rock 1
בַצּ֗וּר rock 1
לַֽשְׁפַנִּֽים rock badger 1

Definitions Related to Rock

H6697


   1 Rock, cliff.
      1a rocky wall, cliff.
      1b Rock (with flat surface).
      1c block of stone, boulder.
      1d Rock (specific).
      1e Rock (of God).
      1f Rock (of heathen gods).
      1g Rock.
      

G4073


   1 a Rock, cliff or ledge.
      1a a projecting Rock, crag, rocky ground.
      1b a Rock, a large stone.
      1c metaph.
      a man like a Rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul.
      

H5553


   1 crag, cliff, Rock.
      1a crag, cliff.
      1b as stronghold of Jehovah, of security (fig.
      ).
      

H5555


   1 a Rock or cliff in the wilderness of Maon, southeast of Hebron, the scene of an escape of David from Saul.
   Additional Information: Sela-hammahlekoth = “the cliff of escapes” or “the cliff of divisions”.
   

G2991


   1 cut out of stone.
   

H8227


   1 Rock badger, coney, the hyrax.
   2 secretary or scribe of king Josiah of Judah.
   3 father of Ahikam in the time of king Josiah of Judah.
      3a improbably the same as 2.
   4 father of Elasah in the time of the prophet Jeremiah.
      4a perhaps the same as 3.
   5 a scribe and father of Gemariah.
      5a perhaps the same as 2.
   6 father of Jaazaniah in the time of Ezekiel.
      6a perhaps the same as 2.
      

H1530


   1 heap, spring, wave, billow.
      1a heap (of stones).
         1a1 over dead body.
         1a2 alone.
         1a3 used in ratifying a covenant.
      1b waves (fig.
      of chastisement of Jehovah).
      1c spring.
      

H4581


   1 place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold.
      1a place of safety, fastness, harbour, stronghold.
      1b refuge (of God) (fig.
      ).
      1c human protection (fig.
      ).
      

Frequency of Rock (original languages)

Frequency of Rock (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Little Rock, Arkansas, Diocese of
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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Daniel Rock
Priest and ecclesiologist. Born on August 31, 1799 in Liverpool, England; died on November 28, 1871 in London, England. Author of Hierurgia, or the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and The Church of Our Fathers; the latter, treating of the Sarum Rite and medieval observances, in profoundly influenced liturgical study in England.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Rock Badger
ROCK BADGER ( Leviticus 11:6 RVm [1] ) is Hyrax syriacus . See Coney.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Rock
ROCK represents various Heb. words, which, generally speaking, have the same ideas as the Eng. strength, security, height, etc. (cf. Stanley, SP [1] , Appendix). The rocks named in OT are Oreb ( Judges 7:25 , Isaiah 10:26 ), Etam ( Judges 15:8 ), Rimmon ( Judges 20:45 ; Judges 21:13 ), the crags Bozez and Seneh ( 1 Samuel 14:4 ), Sela-hammahlekoth ( 1 Samuel 23:28 ). In 2 Kings 14:7 , Isaiah 16:1 ; Isaiah 42:11 ‘the Rock’ (RV [2] ‘ Sela ’) is a proper name. Sela or Petra, the rock-city par excellence ; in Judges 1:36 (RVm [3] ‘Sela’) the identification is doubtful; es-Safieh , ‘a bare and dazzling white sandstone promontory 1000 ft. high,’ near the south of the Dead Sea, is probably intended. Rocks were the haunt of the eagle ( Job 39:28 ), of the wild goat (v. 1), or the coney ( Proverbs 30:28 ); cf. Psalms 104:18 , Psa 30:19 refers to the mysterious gliding of the serpent over a rock; Amos 6:12 , to the proverbial impossibility of horses running over crags. Deuteronomy 32:13 emphasizes the fact that in Palestine even the rocks are the home of bees ( Psalms 81:16 , Isaiah 7:19 ), and the rocky soil produces olives ( Job 29:6 ). Besides this natural marvel, we have the miracles of Exodus 17:6 , Numbers 20:8 etc. In 1 Corinthians 10:4 St. Paul follows a wide-spread Jewish haggâdâh , which can be traced to the 1st century a.d., according to which the rock (perhaps originally the well ) followed Israel; when the Tabernacle was pitched, the water gushed out afresh, the princes singing the song of Numbers 21:17 . The epithet ‘spiritual’ does not deny the literal reality of that to which it refers; the manna was literal to St. Paul, and the water and rock must have been so too. He sees in the literal fact a foreshadowing of the Christian sacraments. Further, he identifies the rock with Christ, implying His pre-existence and care for His people; cf. Philo’s identification of it with the Wisdom and Word of God.
Rocks, particularly the soft sandstone of Edom, were primitive dwelling places (Job 24:8 ; Job 30:6 ; cf. cave-dwellers of Deuteronomy 2:12 ), and were used for sepulchres ( Isaiah 22:16 , Mark 15:46 ). Job 19:24 refers to the permanence of the rock inscription; Job 28:9 (a somewhat unusual word, ‘flinty rock’ RV [2] ) to mining. In Judges 6:20 ; Judges 13:16 the rock is a natural monolithic altar; in Judges 6:26 tr. [5] ‘strong-hold’ with RV [2] . Rocks as dangers to ships are mentioned in Acts 27:29 , and metaphorically in Judges 1:12 RV [2] [but RVm [3] and Bigg retain ‘spots’ of AV [9] , which has the support of the parallel 2 Peter 2:13 ]. The barrenness and desolation of a rock is the point of Ezekiel 26:4 ; Ezekiel 26:14 , with a pun on Tyre (= rock); cf. the unfruitful ‘rock’ ( Luke 8:6 ), or ‘rocky places’ ( Matthew 13:5 RV [2] ) of the parable of the Sower; i.e. rock with a thin layer of earth. The rock meets us continually as a place of refuge, literal or metaphorical ( Numbers 24:21 , 1 Samuel 13:6 , Isaiah 2:19 , Jeremiah 48:28 ; Jeremiah 49:16 , Obadiah 1:6 ); cf. ‘feet on rock’ ( Psalms 27:5 ; Psalms 40:2 ) In Isaiah 32:2 it is a shade from the heat. And so it is a frequent title for God , as the unvarying strength and support of His people ( Deuteronomy 32:4 ff. [3], Psalms 18:2 etc., Isaiah 17:10 ; Isaiah 30:29 , Habakkuk 1:12 ). It is often represented by ‘God,’ and vague terms (‘help,’ etc.) in the ancient versions, as well as AV [9] and Pr. Bk. [3] ( e.g. Psalms 95:1 ). A sufficient explanation of the use is found in the natural scenery of Palestine. It is doubtful how far ‘Rock’ ( Zur ) was a definite name for God. It has been found in compounds in two S. Arabian inscriptions, and occurs in the proper names of Numbers 1:5-6 ; Numbers 1:10 ; Numbers 3:35 . ‘Great Rock’ is a common title of Asshur and Bel in Assyria. In Deuteronomy 32:31 , Isaiah 31:9 the title is given to heathen gods, but in the latter passage the word sela is used. And the fact that this word is freely employed in this connexion side by side with zur rather contradicts the supposition that the latter was technically a proper name. Convulsions of nature and the power of God are connected with breaking the rock ( 1 Kings 19:11 , Job 14:18 , Jeremiah 23:29 , Nahum 1:6 , Matthew 27:51 ), and in Jeremiah 5:3 it is a symbol of obstinacy. In Matthew 7:24 it represents the sure foundation; cf. Matthew 16:18 and art. Power of the Keys, p. 742 b . The name ‘Peter’ is a tr. [5] of the Aram. [15] Cephas , the Heb. form of which is used Jeremiah 4:29 , Job 30:6 (see art. Peter). For the ‘rock of offence or stumbling,’ see Isaiah 8:14 ; Isaiah 28:16 , Rom 9:33 , 1 Peter 2:6 . Precipitation from a rock was a form of execution ( 2 Chronicles 25:12 [16], cf. Luke 4:29 ).
C. W. Emmet.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Oreb, the Rock of
The place where Gideon slew Oreb after the defeat of the Midianites (Judges 7:25 ; Isaiah 10:26 ). It was probably the place now called Orbo, on the east of Jordan, near Bethshean.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Rock
(Heb. tsur), employed as a symbol of God in the Old Testament (1 Samuel 2:2 ; 2 Samuel 22:3 ; Isaiah 17:10 ; Psalm 28:1 ; 31:2,3 ; 89:26 ; 95:1 ); also in the New Testament (Matthew 16:18 ; Romans 9:33 ; 1 Corinthians 10:4 ). In Daniel 2:45 the Chaldaic form of the Hebrew word is translated "mountain." It ought to be translated "rock," as in Habakkuk 1:12 in the Revised Version. The "rock" from which the stone is cut there signifies the divine origin of Christ. (See STONE .)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Rock
1: πέτρα (Strong's #4073 — Noun Feminine — petra — pet'-ra ) denotes "a mass of rock," as distinct from petros, "a detached stone or boulder," or a stone that might be thrown or easily moved. For the nature of petra, see Matthew 7:24,25 ; 27:51,60 ; Mark 15:46 ; Luke 6:48 (twice), a type of a sure foundation (here the true reading is as in the RV, "because it had been well builded"); Revelation 6:15,16 (cp. Isaiah 2:19 ,ff.; Hosea 10:8 ); Luke 8:6,13 , used illustratively; 1 Corinthians 10:4 (twice), figuratively, of Christ; in Romans 9:33 ; 1 Peter 2:8 , metaphorically, of Christ; in Matthew 16:18 , metaphorically, of Christ and the testimony concerning Him; here the distinction between petra, concerning the Lord Himself, and Petros, the Apostle, is clear (see above).
2: σπιλάς (Strong's #4694 — Noun Feminine — spilas — spee-las' ) "a rock or reef," over which the sea dashes, is used in Jude 1:12 , "hidden rocks," RV, metaphorical of men whose conduct is a danger to others. A late meaning ascribed to it is that of "spots," (AV), but that rendering seems to have been influenced by the parallel passage in 2 Peter 2:13 , where spiloi, "spots," occurs.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Rock (2)
ROCK (πέτρα).—1. In Matthew 7:24 the word stands for a rocky foundation, which would remain solid, notwithstanding the sapping effect of floods; while the sandy foundation means a carelessly chosen site, where the loose formation of the soil would be very easily penetrated by torrents, thus making the building erected on it very insecure. The moral and spiritual parallel is that of two contrasted lives, one durable, the other perishing and worthless. The man who listens to Christ’s words but does not carry them out, never allowing them to affect his character, is one who builds upon the sand. He, again, who hears the word and straightway carries it into action, doing the will of God with his might, has chosen the rocky foundation. To him the storms and trials of life act as tests of character, which show it to be securely founded, and make it more firm and durable. Perhaps faith and obedience are the two prominent characteristics of the man who builds his house upon the rock. See art. Building.
2. At Caesarea Philippi, Christ asked His disciples about the various opinions men were holding regarding Him. St. Peter answered for the Apostles: ‘Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ The Saviour was pleased by this answer of faith, which had been revealed to Peter by the Heavenly Father, and commended him by saying (Matthew 16:18), ‘Thou art Peter (πέτρος), and on this rock (πέτρα) I will build my Church.’ St. Peter thus showed himself to be one who had profited by Christ’s teaching, being a doer of the word as welt as a hearer. Only the faithful and obedient heart could have given him such a deep knowledge of the truth. As Jerusalem stood on the rocky foundation of Mt. Zion, and was faced by the dark rocks of the valley of Hinnom, a scene of death and corruption; so the new city of God, the ἐκκλησία of Christ, is to be founded on imperishable foundations, so that the opposing gates of Hades (all the power of evil) should never prevail against it. St. Peter, in showing himself a man of faith, is a specimen of the believing ones who shall constitute the strong foundation on which the Church is to rest. As πέτρος is a fragment of πέτρα, so the believing St. Peter is an example of all who should hereafter believe (cf. 1 Timothy 1:16).
It is well to note that the Fathers took the rock to mean either Christ Himself, or the faith or the confession of St. Peter, but never St. Peter as an individual. In later days, the text Matthew 16:18 was used for polemical purposes, in defence of the Papacy. The Reformers returned to the earlier view of the Fathers, mostly holding that the confession of faith made by St. Peter was the rock. Another view held by Luther, following Augustine, was that Christ, in speaking the words, pointed to Himself as the rock. Perhaps this would best accord with the general teaching of the New Testament. St. Paul calls Christ the foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11), and again speaks of Apostles and prophets being the foundation, while Christ is the chief corner-stone (Ephesians 2:20). Is it not most likely, however, that our Lord looked on St. Peter as the type of converted, believing men, on whom, as a foundation, an un conquerable Church should be built? Origen well says: ‘If thou hast Peter’s faith, thou art a rock like him. If thou hast Peter’s virtues, thou hast Peter’s keys.’ See also artt. Caesarea Philippi and Church.
3. The word ‘rock’ occurs in Luke 8:6; Luke 8:13, in the parable of the Sower. It is the equivalent of the ‘stony (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘rocky’) places’ of Matthew 13:5; Matthew 13:20 (τὰ πετρώδη), and gives at once the right sense, a thin coating of soil covering a hard rocky surface, where there could be no depth of earth. The rock here, in the interpretation, signifies a sinful worldly nature, incapable of being penetrated by the living seed. That which makes a good foundation is not at all fitted to be a good seed-bed. See art. Seed.
4. In Matthew 27:51 we read that the rocks (πέτραι) were rent, at the hour of Christ’s death on Calvary. There is nothing figurative here; but the earthquake would make it appear to men’s minds as if the very earth shuddered at man’s wicked deed, so that its hardest elements were broken asunder.
5. Finally, the sepulchre in which our Lord was laid was ‘hewn out of a rock’ (Matthew 27:60 = Mark 15:46).
D. M. W. Laird.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Rock
The Old Testament often speaks of God as being like a rock to his people. The reference is to the security and safety that God gives to those who trust in him. Just as a high rocky cliff can be a refuge or fortress, so God is a refuge and fortress to his believing people (Genesis 49:24; Psalms 18:2; Psalms 28:1; Psalms 62:2; Psalms 78:35; Isaiah 32:1-2).
A rock is also a solid foundation (Matthew 7:24). This is probably the central idea in Jesus’ statement to the apostles, through their representative Peter, that they were the rock on which he would build his unconquerable church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:20). (See also CORNERSTONE; STUMBLING BLOCK.)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Rock Badger
See Animals ; Coney .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Rock
The use of rocky sites as places of refuge (Numbers 24:21 ; Judges 15:8 ; Judges 20:47 ) led to the frequent image of God as a rock, that is, a source of protection. Titles of God include: the “Stone of Israel” (Genesis 49:24 NAS); the Rock ( Isaiah 8:13-140 ); the Rock of salvation (Deuteronomy 32:15 ); the Rock which begat Israel (Deuteronomy 32:18 ); “the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2 ). 1618737057_6 pictures the Lord of hosts as a “stone of stumbling” to the unholy people of Israel and Judah. Paul identified Christ as the spiritual Rock which nourished Israel in the wilderness ( 1 Corinthians 10:4 ). Other texts apply to Christ the Isaiah image of a rock which causes persons to fall (Romans 9:33 ; 1 Peter 2:8 ). Jesus' teaching is the rock-solid foundation for life (Matthew 7:24-25 ). The identity of the rock upon which Christ promised to build the church (Matthew 16:18 ) is disputed. Possible identifications include: Peter, whose name means “rock”, the larger group of disciples, Christ Himself, and Peter's confession of faith. The different Greek terms employed (Petros and petra ) argue against a quick identification of Peter as the foundation. Both Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11 ) and the larger circle of apostles (Ephesians 2:20 ; Revelation 21:14 ) are pictured as the foundation of the church elsewhere. It seems unlikely that Matthew presents Christ as both Builder and foundation of the church. Application of the foundation image to evangelistic work (Romans 15:20 ; 1 Corinthians 3:10 ) suggests that Peter's God-revealed confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16 ), is the foundation of the church which lays seige to the gates of Hades. See Keys of the Kingdom ; Peter .
Chris Church
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Rock
(πέτρα, Romans 9:33, 1 Peter 2:8, 1 Corinthians 10:4, Revelation 6:15-16; cf. Acts 27:29, Judges 1:12)
Of the physical features of Palestine, rocks form a conspicuous part. Rock walls and escarpments, deep gorges and desolate crags, caves, fastnesses, and mighty boulders, are common in many portions of the country. Allusions to them on the part of the biblical writers were, therefore, inevitable. Symbolically they stood for solid foundations (Matthew 7:24), for confession of the Deity of Christ (Matthew 16:18), and for Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 10:4). Among the rocks mentioned in Scripture are Sela (Judges 1:36, Revised Version ), Oreb (Judges 7:25), Etam (Judges 15:8), and Rimmon (Judges 20:45). Precipitation from a rock was one form of execution (2 Chronicles 25:12; cf. Luke 4:29).
Of the four principal references to rocks in apostolic history, those in Romans 9:33 and in 1 Peter 2:8 may appropriately be considered together. Both St. Paul and St. Peter quote and combine the same two prophetic passages (Isaiah 8:14; Isaiah 28:16), adapting the Septuagint version of them so as to show that Israel had failed to attain unto God’s true law of righteousness, because they sought it not by faith but by works. Because they had not apprehended the wisdom of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ, St. Paul declares that he had become unto them ‘a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence.’ St. Peter probably had St. Paul’s statement (Romans 9:33) before him when he wrote, for his use of the two passages from Isaiah is practically the same. He tells his readers that they are stumbling through disobedience, and failing to obey what they must recognize is true. Instead of availing themselves of the blessing of the gospel offered them, they are refusing to submit to its influence, and so come into collision with the power and authority of Christ. Both apostles boldly apply to Christ what is spoken by the prophet of Jahweh, and they point to the prophet’s words as a prediction of their own people’s spiritual blindness and consequent failure. As Jahweh is a firm foundation to those who trust in Him, so is Jesus; but to those who disbelieve, both He and His Son may be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence.
A more difficult passage is that contained in 1 Corinthians 10:4, ‘And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ’ (ἔπινον γὰρ ἐκ πνευματικῆς ἀκολουθούσης πέτρας, ἡ δὲ πέτρα ἦν ὁ Χριστός). There is a Rabbinical legend, which can be traced back as far as the 1st cent. a.d., to the effect that the rock of Rephidim (Exodus 17:6; cf. Numbers 20:2 ff.), ‘globular, like a bee-hive,’ rolled after the camp in Israel’s wanderings, and supplied them with water. But in the face of Numbers 21:5, which must have been known to the Apostle, it is scarcely likely that St. Paul believed this. Rather he adapted it, stating explicitly that the rock which followed them was a ‘spiritual,’ i.e. a supernatural, rock, and that Christ was a rock. The manna was literally ‘food from heaven’ to him (1 Corinthians 10:3; cf. Psalms 78:24), and so were the water and the rock (Psalms 78:15 ff.); and both the water and the manna were a foreshadowing of the Christian sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 10:2; 1 Corinthians 10:16). St. Paul’s argument is briefly this: ‘all’ ate of the same spiritual food (1 Corinthians 10:3), and ‘all’ drank of the same spiritual drink (1 Corinthians 10:4)-the manna and the water being intended to sustain the spirit as well as the body-but only two (Caleb and Joshua) recognized the spiritual presence of Christ, who in His pre-existent state was ever with Israel in their gathering of the manna and beside every cliff which Moses struck. Philo had already identified the rock of Deuteronomy 8:15 with the Wisdom of God, and the rock of Deuteronomy 32:13 with His Wisdom and Word; hence, it was easy for St. Paul to take another step and identify the smitten rock with Christ, the Rock spiritual. A parallel to this mode of interpretation may be found in Hebrews 11:26, where the Apostle represents Moses as ‘accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt.’ See also article Metaphor.
In a passage in Acts (Acts 27:29), St. Paul and his ship companions are described as fearful of being driven ashore on ‘rocky ground’ (τραχεῖς τόποι, literally ‘rough places’). While a different expression is used here in the Greek, the reference is evidently to rocks, upon which it would be hazardous to let their vessel strike. In Judges 1:12, also, a kindred expression (σπιλάδες) is used, in a similar but metaphorical way. ‘These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts,’ etc. The Revised Version translates σπιλάδες by ‘spots,’ and this has the support not only of the Vulg. [1] maculae, but also of the parallel passage in 2 Peter 2:13. Hidden, or sunken, rocks is an eminently appropriate metaphor by which to describe the ungodly character of those who, like Balaam and Korah, were inclined to mar the fellowship of Christian believers.
The only other passage remaining to be discussed is that contained in Revelation 6:15-16, in which the Seer pictures the struggle of the Church, and of God’s judgment upon her enemies. At the opening of the sixth seal, the wicked are depicted as terrorized by an earthquake, and as hiding in the caves and rocks of the mountains, to escape the wrath of the Lamb. It is the dreadful Day of the Lord which is about to come. Panic seizes troubled consciences. The end is near. The wicked, even the rich and the mighty, princes and captains, bondmen and freemen, hide themselves, calling to the mountains and rocks to fall on them and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb (cf. Isaiah 2:19, Hosea 10:3, Luke 23:30).
George L. Robinson.
Webster's Dictionary - Bed Rock
The solid rock underlying superficial formations. Also Fig.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Rock
Exodus 17:6 (a) This is a type of the Lord JESUS CHRIST who was smitten at Calvary and from whose precious sacrifice there flows to all mankind the gift of salvation, redemption and pardon. Because of Calvary, CHRIST also gives the Holy Spirit.
Exodus 33:21-22 (a) This rock represents the Lord JESUS CHRIST. When we sing "Rock of Ages, Cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee," that is the thought which we find in this passage of Scripture. GOD the Father can only look upon us as we are in CHRIST. It is only as we are in CHRIST that we can see or understand or enjoy the glory of GOD.
Numbers 20:8,11 (a) In the first instance GOD told Moses to strike the rock. That represents the stroke of GOD on CHRIST JESUS at Calvary. ( Exodus 17:6). In this instance GOD told him to speak to the rock. That rock is CHRIST ( 1 Corinthians 10:4). CHRIST is not to be smitten again, once was sufficient. This completely condemns the Catholic mass. Those who celebrate mass will be shut out of the promised land, as Moses was shut out of Canaan. The rock was to be spoken to the second time, which indicates that we are only to come to Him m prayer and praise With our petitions and receive again the abundance of forgiveness, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Numbers 24:21 (a) This figure is used to represent the Lord JESUS as the hiding place from the storm, the tempest, the wind, and the enemy. (See also Jeremiah 48:28).
Deuteronomy 32:4 (a) This type represents the sure foundation which we have for our faith. It represents the character of GOD, His stability, security and firmness. It represents that He is our place of protection and of refuge. (See Psalm 94:22).
Deuteronomy 32:13 (a) Both honey and water are described as coming out of "the Rock" (CHRIST!). The honey is for rich food value, and the water is for refreshing, inspiration and life- giving virtue. (See Psalm 81:16).
Deuteronomy 32:15 - GOD is the source of our salvation (See Psalm 89:26). Deuteronomy 32:18 - GOD is the source of our life Deuteronomy 32:30 - GOD is our owner
Deuteronomy 32:31 - GOD is eternally perfect and unchanging Deuteronomy 32:37 - The ungodly are not trusting the true Rock
1 Samuel 2:2 (a) Our GOD and our Saviour can be trusted fully. No one else is dependable except them.
2 Samuel 22:2 (a) David uses this as a type of the strength and stability of the Lord who never changes, never sinks, but is always dependable and safe. (See also Psalm 31:3). Psalm 18:2, Psalm 18:31 and Psalm 92:15).
Psalm 27:5 (a) Whenever David was in trouble he turned to the Lord for security, safety and rest. (See also Psalm 40:2; Psalm 28:1).
Psalm 62:2 (a) The Psalmist learned by experience that there is no hiding place that is secure from trouble except in the presence, the care and the fellowship of his Lord. (See also Psalm 61:2; Psalm 78:35).
Psalm 114:8 (a) CHRIST never seems to be attractive until after we are saved. Then our Lord becomes the source of all joy and blessing, and the giver of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 30:26 (c) We are reminded by this that the Rock, CHRIST JESUS, is a place of refuge for weak, feeble Christians who are unable to resist the enemy, nor stand in the storm.
Isaiah 8:14 (a) The Lord JESUS is an offense to all the house of Israel. They resent Him, they reject Him, they crucified Him, and today they will not have Him. He is also an offense to most Gentiles who prefer a false religion, or worldliness, or sinful pleasure rather than to own Him as their Lord, trust in Him as the Redeemer, and follow Him as their Guide.
Isaiah 32:2 (a) This describes the sweet, restful experience of the child of GOD who retires from his busy life, the cares of the home, the distress of business, to rest in the Lord, and to enjoy His fellowship.
Isaiah 51:1 (b) CHRIST JESUS is the Rock and each believer is a chip from that Rock, a very part of CHRIST. (See Isaiah 17:10). It may mean that each sinner is a part and character of this wicked world (which is compared to a rock, with no life), and that only the Divine power of GOD in the Gospel can blast him loose from it, and make him free.
Jeremiah 23:29 (b) In this passage the rock represents the hardened heart of the sinner. It may represent the hard soil in a church, or the hard feelings in a family. The Word of GOD is able to break up any of these and make the ground safe for the entrance of His Word.
Jeremiah 48:28 (b) This is a call for sinners to leave their state of wickedness and give themselves over to CHRIST JESUS, the Rock of ages, to make Him their dwelling place and their habitation.
Amos 6:12 (b) This verse contains a truth which every Christian worker should observe. The rock represents a hardened condition of the heart which has no desire to receive the Word of GOD. It represents a class that is being well taught, but does not respond to the teaching. The ground is barren, the minds are not receptive. It represents a church group which resists the teaching of the Word of GOD, has no interest in the Son of GOD, and will not listen to the Spirit of GOD. In every such case, this verse is telling us plainly to move away, find a different location, cease the labor, and find a field or a person who does want the Word of GOD, and will listen.
Matthew 7:24 (b) Here we see a type of CHRIST JESUS, the foundation stone for every true believer, a resting place for those who build for eternity. (See also Luke 6:48).
Matthew 16:18 (a) This rock is a type of the Lord JESUS Himself, and is not a type of the Catholic church, nor any other human thing. GOD never builds anything on the failures of men. He never builds on anything that is not Jewish. The Catholic Popes are Italian, and not Jewish. Most of the officials are Italian or Irish. GOD never builds anything on men outside the Jewish faith. CHRIST JESUS is the Rock, He is the foundation, He is the Stone which builders have rejected, and no one else is the Rock. Peter never claimed to be this rock, nor is he ever referred to in the Bible as this rock. "Salvation is of the Jews" ( John 4:22).
Matthew 27:51 (c) This is probably a picture of the fate that awaits the foundation of every false religion in the world. Everything upon which men build, every false faith will be utterly broken by the power of our Lord, and only CHRIST, the eternal Rock, will remain.
Luke 8:6 (a) This rock represents the heart that is hardened by the Devil, so that the seed of the Word of GOD cannot take root, finds no substance with which to grow, and therefore brings forth no fruit. (See Luke 8:13 for the explanation).
Romans 9:33 (a) Again CHRIST JESUS is the Stone. He is an offense to both Jew and Gentile. When they come in contact with Him, through preaching, or through the Scriptures, they stumble and fall. They oppose CHRIST, but He stands firm while they disappear. It describes the permanent character of CHRIST. The failure of Israel to receive CHRIST did not change Him from His purpose, nor remove Him from His place as the Lord and Saviour of the soul. The ungodly might butt their heads against this Rock, might seek to injure or destroy Him, but like the Rock of Gibraltar He stands firm through the ages. He remains on the field of battle to see the burial of His enemies.
1 Corinthians 10:4 (a) This passage very clearly states that the Rock which Moses struck the first time, and should have spoken to the second time (but he struck it). was CHRIST JESUS the Lord. We, too, find that in this desert world where there is so little for the soul of the Christian to enjoy, CHRIST JESUS is still the Rock from which the Holy Spirit, the Living Water, and the Word of GOD, the Living Water, flow freely to refresh our hearts and souls.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Rock of Ages
Isaiah 26:4 (margin). (a) This type represents the Lord JESUS in His strength and permanency. Those of every age may trust in Him. People who are of any age from youth to the aged may safely put their trust in Him. He is the unchanging CHRIST in a changing world.
Webster's Dictionary - Pay Rock
Earth, rock, etc., which yields a profit to the miner.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Rock
This name is familiar to every one who is conversant with the things of nature. And in Scripture we meet with the continual mention of rocks by particular names, such as the rock of Horeb, the rock of Adullam, the rock of divisions, called Selahammah lekoth. See the margin of the Bible, 1 Samuel 23:1-29. But it would have been unnecessary in a work of this kind to have noticed the word had it not been for the special application of the term, in a figurative way and manner, to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ as the visible JEHOVAH He is, if I mistake not, the glorious person all along spoken of in the Old Testament Scripture, and explained most clearly in the New "as the rock whose work is perfect? Beautifully to this purpose doth Moses, the man of God, speak of him under this figure,"He is the rock, (saith Moses) his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he? And speaking of the defects of Israel, and his departure from the Lord, he saith, "he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation. Of the rock that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee." And then tracing the sad effects of their being brought into captivity by their enemies, to the cause of having forsaken their confidence in the Lord, Moses adds, "how should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? For their rock is not as our rock, even our enemies themselves being judges;" (Deuteronomy 32:4; Deu 32:15; Deu 32:18; Deu 32:30-31)
But the most striking and particular use of the term rock, as a figure applied to Christ, is that we read in the eventful history of Israel, beginning at Horeb, (Exodus 17:6) where we find the Lord speaking unto Moses in those remarkable words; "Behold, I will stand before thee upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink" Now it never would have been known to any farther extent concerning this miracle of grace, but that the Lord did here, as upon many other occasions, work a miracle to supply the pressing occasions and wants of his people, had not the Holy Ghost in his love and condescension to the church, thought fit to explain this transaction, and not only declared that it was Christ which wrought this mi racle, but that this rock was Christ himself, If the reader will turn to the tenth chapter of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, (1 Corinthians 10:1-33) and first and following verses, he will behold the gracious comment of the Holy Ghost upon it. "Moreover brethren, (saith the apostle) I would not that ye should be ignorant how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ." The margin of the Bible is stronger, for it saith that this rock went with them.
Now I beg the reader's close attention to this most interesting of all subjects. It is what intimately concerns true believers in Christ to have just and right apprehensions of what the Holy Ghost hath so graciously explained.
Nothing can be more certain than that the Gospel was preached to the church in type and figure to Israel then, as much and as fully as it is now to the true Israel in sum and substance. For so the Holy Ghost declares by Paul, (Hebrews 4:2) —so that Christ was the one great ordinance and design of the whole. And whether he was preached as the rock, or the paschal lamb, or the manna, or the brazen serpent, all pointed to Jesus, and in him all had their completion.
But what I more particularly beg the reader to observe is, the manifestation that is made by the rock, and the streams flowing from it of God in Christ. The proclamation of the Lord was on this occasion, "Behold, I will stand before thee upon the rock in Horeb;" intimating, as plain as words can shew, when opened to us by the Holy Ghost, that the whole dispensation is God in Christ. For as God in Christ was, and is, the foundation of all reconciliation, so is it God in Christ which was, and is, the source of all the blessings of redemption flowing there from. Hence the several manifestations of JEHOVAH in both Testaments of Scripture are all to this effect.
And as these several dispensations pointed all to Christ as the only possible supply for the church, so the church is uniformly considered under every estate, both in the Old Testament and New, as living by faith upon Jesus, and deriving all supplies from him. We are told that "they did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink." There was no difference in the supply, neither in the privilege of the receivers, for all was Christ. Hence it proves that from the beginning all the grace the church would stand in need of through the whole period of time in every individual instance of it, this glorious Head of his body the church had in him; and whether it was the manna or the rook, he, and he alone, was the sum and substance of all. Sweet consideration to my soul! Hence, with one of old, I would say, "when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I" (Psalms 61:2)
Webster's Dictionary - Rock Shaft
A shaft that oscillates on its journals, instead of revolving, - usually carrying levers by means of which it receives and communicates reciprocating motion, as in the valve gear of some steam engines; - called also rocker, rocking shaft, and way shaft.
Webster's Dictionary - Rock Staff
(v. i.) An oscillating bar in a machine, as the lever of the bellows of a forge.
Webster's Dictionary - Rock
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(n.) See Roc.
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(n.) That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
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(v. t.) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
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(n.) A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
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(v. i.) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
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(v. i.) To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
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(v. t.) To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
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(n.) The striped bass. See under Bass.
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(n.) A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
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(n.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
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(n.) Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Rock
Tsûr (צֻר, Strong's #6697), “rock; rocky wall; cliff; rocky hill; mountain; rocky surface; boulder.” Cognates of this word appear in Amorite, Phoenician, Ugaritic, and Aramaic. Other than in names of places and persons, the word appears 70 times in biblical Hebrew and in all periods.
First, tsûr means “rocky wall” or “cliff.” This is probably what Moses struck in Exod. 17:6: “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it.…” Thus God hid Moses in a cleft of the “rocky cliff” (Exod. 33:21-22).
Second, the word frequently means “rocky hill” or “mountains.” This emphasis clearly emerges in Isa. 2:10, 19: “Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust.… And [1] shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth.…” Thus “rock” is an abbreviation for “caves of the rocks.” A lookout sees someone “from the top of the rocks [2] … , from the hills” (Num. 23:9). The “rock” (mountains or hills) flowing with honey and oil figures the abundant overflowing blessing of God (Deut. 32:13). The “rock” (or mountain) serves as a figure of security (Ps. 61:2), firmness (Job 14:18), and something that endures (Job 19:24).
Third, tsûr can mean “rocky ground” or perhaps a large flat “rock”: “And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock …” (2 Sam. 21:10; cf. Prov. 30:19).
Fourth, in some passages the word means “boulder.” 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 …” (Judg. 6:21).
“Rock” is frequently used to picture God’s support and defense of His people (Deut. 32:15). In some cases this noun is an epithet, or meaningful name, of God (Deut. 32:4), or of heathen gods: “For their rock [3] is not as our Rock [4] …” (Deut. 32:31).
Finally, Abraham is the source (rock) from which Israel was hewn (Isa. 51:1).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Rock
Palestine, being a mountainous country, had also many rocks, which formed a part of the country's defence; for in time of danger the people retired to them, and found a refuge against any sudden irruption of the enemy. The Benjamites took shelter in the rock Rimmon, Judges 20:47 . Samson kept garrison in the rock of Etham, Judges 15:8 . David found shelter in the rocks of Maon, Engedi, &c, 1 Samuel 22:1 ; 1 Samuel 23:25 ; 1 Samuel 23:28 ; 1 Samuel 24:2-5 . Jerom says that the southern parts of Judea were full of caves under ground, and of caverns in the mountains, to which the people retired in time of danger. The Kenites dwelt in the hollow places of the rocks, Numbers 24:21 . Even at this day the villages of this country are subterraneous, or in the rocks. Josephus in several places speaks of hollow rocks, where thieves and robbers had their haunts; and travellers still find a great number of them in Palestine, and in the adjoining provinces. Toward Lebanon, the mountains are high, but covered in many places with as much earth as fits them for cultivation. Among the crags of the rocks, the beautiful and far-famed cedar waves its lofty top, and extends its powerful arms, surrounded by the fir and the oak, the fig and the vine. On the road to Jerusalem, the mountains are not so lofty nor so rugged, but become fitter for tillage. They rise again to the south-east of Mount Carmel; are covered with woods, and afford very picturesque views; but advancing toward Judea, they lose their verdure, the valleys become narrow, dry, and stony, and terminate at the Dead Sea in a pile of desolate rocks, precipices, and caverns. These vast excavations, some of which will contain fifteen hundred men, are the grottoes of Engedi, which have been a refuge to the oppressed or the discontented in all ages. Westward of Jordan and the lake Asphaltites, another chain of rocks, still loftier and more rugged, presents a yet more gloomy aspect, and announces the distant entrance of the desert, and the termination of the habitable regions.
The name of rock is also given to God, by way of metaphor, because God is the strength, the refuge, and defence of Israel, as those places were to the people who resided among them, Psalms 18:2 ; Psalms 18:31 ; Psalms 31:2-3 ; Deuteronomy 32:15 ; Deuteronomy 32:18 ; Deuteronomy 32:30-31 ; Psalms 61:2 , &c.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rock, Daniel
Priest and ecclesiologist. Born on August 31, 1799 in Liverpool, England; died on November 28, 1871 in London, England. Author of Hierurgia, or the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and The Church of Our Fathers; the latter, treating of the Sarum Rite and medieval observances, in profoundly influenced liturgical study in England.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - e'Tam, the Rock,
a cliff or lofty rock, into a cleft or chasm of which Samson retired after his slaughter of the Philistines. (Judges 15:8,11 ) This natural stronghold was in the tribe of Judah; and near it, probably at its foot, were Lehi and Ramath-lehi and Enhakkore. (Judges 15:9,14,17,19 ) The name Etam was held by a city in the neighborhood of Bethlehem, (2 Chronicles 11:6 ) which is known to have been situated in the extremely uneven and broken country round the modern Urtas.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - o'Reb, the Rock,
the "raven's crag," the spot, east of Jordan, at which the Midianite chieftain Oreb with thousands of his countrymen, fell by the hand of the Ephraimites, and which probably acquired its name therefrom. It is mentioned in (Judges 7:25 ; Isaiah 10:26 ) Perhaps the place called 'Orbo which in the Bereshith Rabba is stated to have been in the neighborhood of Bethshean, may have some connection with it.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Rock
Two words are principally employed for this word. One is sela, 'an elevation of strength, immovable': used symbolically for Jehovah as the rock of His people: "Jehovah is my rock and my fortress." Psalm 18:2 . He hath "set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings." Psalm 40:2 .
The other word is tsur, a rock, generally sharp and precipitous, 'a place of shelter and security': "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I"; Thou art "my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation." "My God is the rock of my refuge." Psalm 61:2 ; Psalm 89:26 ; Psalm 94:22 .
In the N.T. any one who heard and did the sayings of the Lord is compared to a man who built his house upon the rock which nothing could shake. Matthew 7:24,25 ; Luke 6:48 . The Lord said, "Thou art Peter [1], and upon this rock [2] I will build my church." The church is being built upon what Peter confessed, Christ Himself, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16-18 : cf. 1 Corinthians 3:11 ; 1 Corinthians 10:4 .

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Tripe-de-Roche - ) Same as Rock tripe, under Rock
Elizur - God is my strength; my Rock; Rock of God
Rock - One is sela, 'an elevation of strength, immovable': used symbolically for Jehovah as the Rock of His people: "Jehovah is my Rock and my fortress. He hath "set my feet upon a Rock, and established my goings. ...
The other word is tsur, a Rock, generally sharp and precipitous, 'a place of shelter and security': "Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"; Thou art "my father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation. " "My God is the Rock of my refuge. any one who heard and did the sayings of the Lord is compared to a man who built his house upon the Rock which nothing could shake. The Lord said, "Thou art Peter [1], and upon this Rock [2] I will build my church
Quartzite - ) Massive quartz occurring as a Rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; - called also quartz Rock
Rock - Tsûr (צֻר, Strong's #6697), “rock; Rocky wall; cliff; Rocky hill; mountain; Rocky surface; boulder. ...
First, tsûr means “rocky wall” or “cliff. 17:6: “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the Rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the Rock, and there shall come water out of it. …” Thus God hid Moses in a cleft of the “rocky cliff” ( Rock, and hide thee in the dust. … And [1] shall go into the holes of the Rocks, and into the caves of the earth. …” Thus “rock” is an abbreviation for “caves of the Rocks. ” A lookout sees someone “from the top of the Rocks [2] … , from the hills” ( Rock …” ( Rock large enough to serve as an altar: “… There rose up fire out of the Rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes …” (), or of heathen gods: “For their Rock [3] is not as our Rock [4] …” (
Selahammahlekoth - This probably signifies 'rock of escapes,' or 'rock of divisions,' as in the margin . It is a Rock in the wilderness of Maon, where David escaped from Saul
Fortress - The English have a strong fortress on the Rock of Gibraltar, or that Rock is a fortress. Defense safety security The Lord is my Rock, and my fortress
Rock - The use of Rocky sites as places of refuge (Numbers 24:21 ; Judges 15:8 ; Judges 20:47 ) led to the frequent image of God as a Rock, that is, a source of protection. Titles of God include: the “Stone of Israel” (Genesis 49:24 NAS); the Rock ( Deuteronomy 32:4 ); the Rock of salvation (Deuteronomy 32:15 ); the Rock which begat Israel (Deuteronomy 32:18 ); “the Rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2 ). Paul identified Christ as the spiritual Rock which nourished Israel in the wilderness ( 1 Corinthians 10:4 ). Other texts apply to Christ the Isaiah image of a Rock which causes persons to fall (Romans 9:33 ; 1 Peter 2:8 ). Jesus' teaching is the Rock-solid foundation for life (Matthew 7:24-25 ). The identity of the Rock upon which Christ promised to build the church (Matthew 16:18 ) is disputed. Possible identifications include: Peter, whose name means “rock”, the larger group of disciples, Christ Himself, and Peter's confession of faith
Cephas - Cephas (sç'fas), Rock. A Syriac surname given to Simon, which in the Greek is rendered Petros, and in the Latin Petrus, both signifying "a Rock
Dolerite - ) A dark, crystalline, igneous Rock, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite. ) A dark-colored, basic, igneous Rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. ) Any dark, igneous Rock composed chiefly of silicates of iron and magnesium with some feldspar
Crag - A steep rugged Rock a rough broken Rock, or point of a Rock
Rocky - 1: πετρώδης (Strong's #4075 — Adjective — petrodes — pet-ro'-dace ) "rock-like" (petra, "a Rock," eidos, "a form, appearance"), is used of "rock" underlying shallow soil, Matthew 13:5,20 , RV, "the Rocky places" (AV, "stony places"); Mark 4:5 , RV, "the Rocky ground" (AV, "stony ground"); Mark 4:16 , RV, "rocky places" (AV, "stony ground"). , "rough places," is translated "rocks" (RV, "rocky ground")
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A California fish of the family Chiridae, especially Hexagrammus decagrammus; - called also spotted Rock trout. See Rock trout, under Rock
Oreb - Prince of Midian: he invaded Israel, but was defeated by Gideon, and slain at the Rock OREB — this occurrence apparently giving to the Rock its name
Sela - A Rock
Roche - ) Rock
Seneh - The acacia; Rock-thorn, the southern cliff in the Wady es-Suweinit, a valley south of Michmash, which Jonathan climbed with his armour-bearer (1 Samuel 14:4,5 ). The Rock opposite, on the other side of the wady, was called Bozez
Abbro - ) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the Rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous Rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro)
Sela-Hammah-Lekoth - Rock of divisions
Sea Titling - The Rock pipit
Rupicoline - ) Rock-inhabiting
Peter - A Rock or stone
Beth-Zur - House of a Rock
Pay Dirt - of Pay Rock...
Cephas - A Rock or stone
Fragmental - ) A fragmentary Rock
Teetuck - ) The Rock pipit
Rocked - ) of Rock...
Flint - challamish , 'hard Rock,' out of which water was brought. God made Jacob to suck oil out of the flinty Rock. tsor, 'rock
Crag - ) A steep, rugged Rock; a rough, broken cliff, or point of a Rock, on a ledge
Jaspilite - ) A compact siliceous Rock resembling jasper
Sassorolla - ) The Rock pigeon
Petra - Rock, Isaiah 16:1 , marg
Petrean - ) Of or pertaining to to Rock
Pyroxenite - ) A Rock consisting essentially of pyroxene
Bed Rock - The solid Rock underlying superficial formations
Euritte - ) A compact feldspathic Rock; felsite
Scaur - ) A precipitous bank or Rock; a scar
Buhrstone - ) A cellular, flinty Rock, used for mill stones
Tamping - ) The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a Rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the Rock or exploding the mine
Pay Rock - Earth, Rock, etc
Ditroite - ) An igneous Rock composed of orthoclase, elaeolite, and sodalite
Bozez - Rock near the ravine of Michmash
Porphyrite - ) A Rock with a porphyritic structure; as, augite porphyrite
Miascite - ) A granitoid Rock containing feldspar, biotite, elaeolite, and sodalite
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Rock - Rock represents various Heb. The Rocks named in OT are Oreb ( Judges 7:25 , Isaiah 10:26 ), Etam ( Judges 15:8 ), Rimmon ( Judges 20:45 ; Judges 21:13 ), the crags Bozez and Seneh ( 1 Samuel 14:4 ), Sela-hammahlekoth ( 1 Samuel 23:28 ). In 2 Kings 14:7 , Isaiah 16:1 ; Isaiah 42:11 ‘the Rock’ (RV
Rocks, particularly the soft sandstone of Edom, were primitive dwelling places (Job 24:8 ; Job 30:6 ; cf. Job 19:24 refers to the permanence of the Rock inscription; Job 28:9 (a somewhat unusual word, ‘flinty Rock’ RV Rocking-Chair - ) A chair mounted on Rockers, in which one may Rock
Karn - ) A pile of Rocks; sometimes, the solid Rock
Cliff - ) A high, steep Rock; a precipice
Petro - / a Rock, / a stone; as, petrology, petroglyphic
Rhyolite - ) A quartzose trachyte, an igneous Rock often showing a fluidal structure
Pitchstone - ) An igneous Rock of semiglassy nature, having a luster like pitch
Zootic - ) Containing the remains of organized bodies; - said of Rock or soil
Serpentinous - ) Relating to, or like, serpentine; as, a Rock serpentinous in character
Anchor - Hebrews 6:19 (a) This figure represents the firm hold that faith has in the Rock of Ages. This Rock is inside the veil with GOD
Cephas - John 1:42 (a) This name means a "rock" or a "stone. " The bit of stone that is chipped off from the great Rock is of the same texture and chemical composition as the one from which it comes
Sela-Hammahlekoth - ("the Rock of divisions". ) (Targum, Midrash, Rashi), "the Rock of escapes" (Gesenius): 1 Samuel 23:28
Cayo - ) A small island or ledge of Rock in the water; a key
Attle - ) Rubbish or refuse consisting of broken Rock containing little or no ore
Shen - The name means a Rock or stone
Way Shaft - (1):...
A Rock shaft
Rock - And in Scripture we meet with the continual mention of Rocks by particular names, such as the Rock of Horeb, the Rock of Adullam, the Rock of divisions, called Selahammah lekoth. But it would have been unnecessary in a work of this kind to have noticed the word had it not been for the special application of the term, in a figurative way and manner, to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ as the visible JEHOVAH He is, if I mistake not, the glorious person all along spoken of in the Old Testament Scripture, and explained most clearly in the New "as the Rock whose work is perfect? Beautifully to this purpose doth Moses, the man of God, speak of him under this figure,"He is the Rock, (saith Moses) his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he? And speaking of the defects of Israel, and his departure from the Lord, he saith, "he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. Of the Rock that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. " And then tracing the sad effects of their being brought into captivity by their enemies, to the cause of having forsaken their confidence in the Lord, Moses adds, "how should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? For their Rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges;" (Deuteronomy 32:4; Deu 32:15; Deu 32:18; Deu 32:30-31)...
But the most striking and particular use of the term Rock, as a figure applied to Christ, is that we read in the eventful history of Israel, beginning at Horeb, (Exodus 17:6) where we find the Lord speaking unto Moses in those remarkable words; "Behold, I will stand before thee upon the Rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the Rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink" Now it never would have been known to any farther extent concerning this miracle of grace, but that the Lord did here, as upon many other occasions, work a miracle to supply the pressing occasions and wants of his people, had not the Holy Ghost in his love and condescension to the church, thought fit to explain this transaction, and not only declared that it was Christ which wrought this mi racle, but that this Rock was Christ himself, If the reader will turn to the tenth chapter of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, (1 Corinthians 10:1-33) and first and following verses, he will behold the gracious comment of the Holy Ghost upon it. "Moreover brethren, (saith the apostle) I would not that ye should be ignorant how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. " The margin of the Bible is stronger, for it saith that this Rock went with them. And whether he was preached as the Rock, or the paschal lamb, or the manna, or the brazen serpent, all pointed to Jesus, and in him all had their completion. ...
But what I more particularly beg the reader to observe is, the manifestation that is made by the Rock, and the streams flowing from it of God in Christ. The proclamation of the Lord was on this occasion, "Behold, I will stand before thee upon the Rock in Horeb;" intimating, as plain as words can shew, when opened to us by the Holy Ghost, that the whole dispensation is God in Christ. Sweet consideration to my soul! Hence, with one of old, I would say, "when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Psalms 61:2)...
Dalles - one where the channel is narrowed between Rock walls
Peperino - ) A volcanic Rock, formed by the cementing together of sand, scoria, cinders, etc
Petrogale - ) Any Australian kangaroo of the genus Petrogale, as the Rock wallaby (P
Petroglyphy - ) The art or operation of carving figures or inscriptions on Rock or stone
Raywacke - ) A conglomerate or grit Rock, consisting of rounded pebbles sand firmly united together
Rockery - ) A mound formed of fragments of Rock, earth, etc
Micropegmatite - ) A Rock showing under the microscope the structure of a graphic granite (pegmatite)
Trout - ) Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California Rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; - called also salt-water trout, sea trout, shad trout, and gray trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock
Rock Badger - Rock BADGER ( Leviticus 11:6 RVm Anorthosite - ) A granular igneous Rock composed almost exclusively of a soda-lime feldspar, usually labradorite
Fahlband - ) A stratum in crystalline Rock, containing metallic sulphides
Euphotide - ) A Rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; - sometimes called gabbro
Elvanite - ) The Rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course
Rupicola - ) A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the Rock
Wacky - ) A soft, earthy, dark-colored Rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt
Tephrite - ) An igneous Rock consisting essentially of plagioclase and either leucite or nephelite, or both
Holocrystalline - ) Completely crystalline; - said of a Rock like granite, all the constituents of which are crystalline
Carnallite - ) A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, sometimes found associated with deposits of Rock salt
Shelfy - ) Full of strata of Rock
Amygdaloidal - ) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the Rock amygdaloid
Traystone - ) A grayish or greenish compact Rock, composed of feldspar and augite, and allied to basalt
Molasse - ) A soft Tertiary sandstone; - applied to a Rock occurring in Switzerland
Badger - Rock badger ( Leviticus 11:5 RVm Rock - The Old Testament often speaks of God as being like a Rock to his people. Just as a high Rocky cliff can be a refuge or fortress, so God is a refuge and fortress to his believing people (Genesis 49:24; Psalms 18:2; Psalms 28:1; Psalms 62:2; Psalms 78:35; Isaiah 32:1-2). ...
A Rock is also a solid foundation (Matthew 7:24). This is probably the central idea in Jesus’ statement to the apostles, through their representative Peter, that they were the Rock on which he would build his unconquerable church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:20)
Felsite - ) A finegrained Rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz
Clinkstone - ) An igneous Rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer
Ranulite - ) A whitish, granular Rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; - sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite
Zechstein - The prevailing Rock is a magnesian limestone
Andesite - ) An eruptive Rock allied to trachyte, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar, with pyroxene, hornblende, or hypersthene
Fragmentak - ) Consisting of the pulverized or fragmentary material of Rock, as conglomerate, shale, etc
Exfoliation - ) The scaling off of a bone, a Rock, or a mineral, etc
Variolite - ) A kind of diorite or diabase containing imbedded whitish spherules, which give the Rock a spotted appearance
Moco - ) A South American rodent (Cavia rupestris), allied to the Guinea pig, but larger; - called also Rock cavy
Cephas - Κηφας , from כיפא , a Rock
Lherzolite - ) An igneous Rock consisting largely of chrysolite, with pyroxene and picotite (a variety of spinel containing chromium)
Affliction: Overruled to Promote Joy - ' We gather honey out of the Rock, and oil out of the flinty Rock
Zuriel - Rock of God, chief of the family of the Merarites (Numbers 3:35 ) at the time of the Exodus
Flinty - ) Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty Rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart
Yellowfish - ) A Rock trout (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) found on the coast of Alaska; - called also striped fish, and Atka mackerel
Ossan - ) Decomposed Rock, usually reddish or ferruginous (owing to oxidized pyrites), forming the upper part of a metallic vein
Titubate - ) To Rock or roll, as a curved body on a plane
Tut-Work - ) Work done by the piece, as in nonmetaliferous Rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom
Sandstone - ) A Rock made of sand more or less firmly united
Flagstone - ) A flat stone used in paving, or any Rock which will split into such stones
Redeye - ) The goggle-eye, or fresh-water Rock bass
Tarpeian - ) Pertaining to or designating a Rock or peak of the Capitoline hill, Rome, from which condemned criminals were hurled
Laccolith - ) A mass of igneous Rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata
Etam - Etam (ç'tam), the Rock. It has clefts, caves, and a Rock tunnel which would so effectually conceal one that those not acquainted with the place might not find him, nor even the entrance to the tunnel, except by accident
Cairngormstone - A yellow or smoky brown variety of Rock crystal, or crystallized quartz, found esp, in the mountain of Cairngorm, in Scotland
Phonolite - ) A compact, feldspathic, igneous Rock containing nephelite, hauynite, etc
Seneh - Rock in the "passage of Michmash" where the Philistines had a garrison in the days of Saul
Eclogite - ) A Rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; - so called in reference to its beauty
Rocking - ) Having a swaying, rolling, or back-and-forth movement; used for Rocking. ) of Rock...
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Exodus 33:21-22 (a) This Rock represents the Lord JESUS CHRIST. When we sing "Rock of Ages, Cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee," that is the thought which we find in this passage of Scripture. ...
Numbers 20:8,11 (a) In the first instance GOD told Moses to strike the Rock. In this instance GOD told him to speak to the Rock. That Rock is CHRIST ( 1 Corinthians 10:4). The Rock was to be spoken to the second time, which indicates that we are only to come to Him m prayer and praise With our petitions and receive again the abundance of forgiveness, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. ...
Deuteronomy 32:13 (a) Both honey and water are described as coming out of "the Rock" (CHRIST!). Deuteronomy 32:18 - GOD is the source of our life Deuteronomy 32:30 - GOD is our owner...
Deuteronomy 32:31 - GOD is eternally perfect and unchanging Deuteronomy 32:37 - The ungodly are not trusting the true Rock...
1 Samuel 2:2 (a) Our GOD and our Saviour can be trusted fully. ...
Proverbs 30:26 (c) We are reminded by this that the Rock, CHRIST JESUS, is a place of refuge for weak, feeble Christians who are unable to resist the enemy, nor stand in the storm. ...
Isaiah 51:1 (b) CHRIST JESUS is the Rock and each believer is a chip from that Rock, a very part of CHRIST. It may mean that each sinner is a part and character of this wicked world (which is compared to a Rock, with no life), and that only the Divine power of GOD in the Gospel can blast him loose from it, and make him free. ...
Jeremiah 23:29 (b) In this passage the Rock represents the hardened heart of the sinner. ...
Jeremiah 48:28 (b) This is a call for sinners to leave their state of wickedness and give themselves over to CHRIST JESUS, the Rock of ages, to make Him their dwelling place and their habitation. The Rock represents a hardened condition of the heart which has no desire to receive the Word of GOD. ...
Matthew 16:18 (a) This Rock is a type of the Lord JESUS Himself, and is not a type of the Catholic church, nor any other human thing. CHRIST JESUS is the Rock, He is the foundation, He is the Stone which builders have rejected, and no one else is the Rock. Peter never claimed to be this Rock, nor is he ever referred to in the Bible as this Rock. Everything upon which men build, every false faith will be utterly broken by the power of our Lord, and only CHRIST, the eternal Rock, will remain. ...
Luke 8:6 (a) This Rock represents the heart that is hardened by the Devil, so that the seed of the Word of GOD cannot take root, finds no substance with which to grow, and therefore brings forth no fruit. The ungodly might butt their heads against this Rock, might seek to injure or destroy Him, but like the Rock of Gibraltar He stands firm through the ages. ...
1 Corinthians 10:4 (a) This passage very clearly states that the Rock which Moses struck the first time, and should have spoken to the second time (but he struck it). We, too, find that in this desert world where there is so little for the soul of the Christian to enjoy, CHRIST JESUS is still the Rock from which the Holy Spirit, the Living Water, and the Word of GOD, the Living Water, flow freely to refresh our hearts and souls
Pedahzur - Rock of redemption, the father of Gamaliel and prince of Manasseh at the time of the Exodus (Numbers 1:10 ; 2:20 )
Porphyry - (pawr' fihih ree) Rock composed of feldspar crystals embedded in a dark red or purple groundmass (Esther 1:6 ; KJV, “red marble”)
Idiomorphous - ) Apperaing in distinct crystals; - said of the mineral constituents of a Rock
zu'ri-el - (my Rock is God ) son of Abihail, and chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the exodus
Rock - ) That which resembles a Rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge. ) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to Rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter. ) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to Rock in a Rocking-chair. ) To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by Rocking; to still; to quiet. : Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a Rock
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Zur - Rock
Sheepback - ) A rounded knoll of Rock resembling the back of a sheep
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Cephas - A Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon (John 1:42 ), meaning "rock
Saponite - It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap Rock
Shelf - ) A sand bank in the sea, or a Rock, or ledge of Rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships. ) A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of Rock
Peridotite - ) An eruptive Rock characterized by the presence of chrysolite (peridot)
Volcanic Neck - A column of igneous Rock formed by congelation of lava in the conduit of a volcano and later exposed by the removal of surrounding Rocks
Alum Shale - A variety of shale or clay slate, containing iron pyrites, the decomposition of which leads to the formation of alum, which often effloresces on the Rock
Cottage - In Zephaniah 2:6 it is rather a shelter cut out of the Rock
Zuriel - (zyoo' rih ehl) Personal name that may mean, “God is a Rock
Roche Alum - A kind of alum occuring in small fragments; - so called from Rocca, in Syria, whence alum is said to have been obtained; - also called Rock alum
Trachyte - ) An igneous Rock, usually light gray in color and breaking with a rough surface
Sea Lark - (1):...
The Rock pipit (Anthus obscurus)
Murex - ) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the Rock shells
Breaker - A Rock which breaks the waves or the wave itself which breaks the waves or the wave itself which breaks against a Rock, a sand bank, or the shore, exhibiting a white foam
Rock - " It ought to be translated "rock," as in Habakkuk 1:12 in the Revised Version. The "rock" from which the stone is cut there signifies the divine origin of Christ
Sela-Hammahlekoth - A Rock or cliff in the wilderness of Maon, at which Saul ‘returned from pursuing after David’ ( 1 Samuel 23:28 )
Zurishaddai - Rock of the Almighty, the father of Shelumiel, who was chief of the tribe of Simeon when Israel was encamped at Sinai (Numbers 1:6 ; 2:12 )
Seneh - ” A “cliff” (NIV) or “sharp column of Rock” (REB) between Michmash and Geba (1 Samuel 14:4 )
Fulgurite - ) A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of Rock surface fused by a lightning discharge
Massy - ) Compacted into, or consisting of, a mass; having bulk and weight ot substance; ponderous; bulky and heavy; weight; heavy; as, a massy shield; a massy Rock
Breccia - ) A Rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc
Klipdachs - Called also Rock rabbit
Pedahzur - (pih dah' zuhr) Personal name meaning, “(the) Rock redeems
Obbing - ) The process of packing with waste Rock; stowing
Zoheleth - A large Rock near the well En-rogel, in the valley adjoining Jerusalem on the south-east, where the adherents of Adonijah assembled in rebellion, 1 Kings 1:9
Cephas - A Rock, a Syriac or later Hebrew name given to Peter by Christ, John 1:42
Joktheel - Name given by Amaziah to Selah (the 'rock') in Edom when captured by him
Horem - (hoh' rehm) Place name meaning, “split Rock” but sounding like the word for “war booty under the ban
Conie - Proverbs 30:26 (c) A type of the weak Christian who, feeling his weakness and helplessness, clings the more closely to CHRIST and hides in Him, the Rock of Ages
Zurishaddai - (zyoo rih sshad' da i) Personal name meaning, “shaddai is a Rock
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A friable volcanic Rock or conglomerate, formed of consolidated cinders, or scoria
Unnel - gunnellus of Europe and America; - called also gunnel fish, butterfish, Rock eel
Weathering - ) The action of the elements on a Rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges
Lobuliferous - ) Bearing globules; in geology, used of Rocks, and denoting a variety of concretionary structure, where the concretions are isolated globules and evenly distributed through the texture of the Rock
Pitch-Faced - ) Having the arris defined by a line beyond which the Rock is cut away, so as to give nearly true edges; - said of squared stones that are otherwise quarry-faced
Fissure - ) A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a Rock
Dogger - ) A sort of stone, found in the mines with the true alum Rock, chiefly of silica and iron
Limestone - ) A Rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime
Metasomatism - ) An alteration in a mineral or Rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; - opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization
Lithological - ) Of or pertaining to the character of a Rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents
Bozez - It seems to be the northern cliff, a remarkable bastion of Rock E
Pearlstone - ) A glassy volcanic Rock of a grayish color and pearly luster, often having a spherulitic concretionary structure due to the curved cracks produced by contraction in cooling
Zoheleth - It has been identified with a projecting Rock, called Zahweileh
Gravel - Loose, rounded fragments of Rock
Elizur - ELIZUR (‘God is a Rock,’ cf
Mountain - ) A large mass of earth and Rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and Rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount
Lead - The words of Job 19:24, "that they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the Rock forever," refer to the custom of pouring molten lead into letters carved in the Rock in order to make them more striking to the eye
Bozez - ” A sharp Rock marking a passage in the wadi Suwenit near Michmash through which Jonathan and his armor-bearer went to fight the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:4 )
Chatter Mark - (1):...
A short crack on a Rock surface planed smooth by a glacier
Ranger Roads - Certain railroads whose traffic largely consists in carrying the produce of farmers or grangers; - specifically applied to the Chicago & Alton; Chicago, Burlington & Quincey; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Diabase - ) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous Rock, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; - often limited to Rocks pretertiary in age
Pothole - ) A circular hole formed in the Rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a natural depression of the Rock
Liken - ...
Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, that built his house on a Rock
Nest - The Kenite is represented as "putting his 'nest' (ken , playing on the name) in a Rock" (Numbers 24:21-22). ) So Edom, Obadiah 1:3-4; "thou that dwellest in the clefts of the Rock . Petra, in the wady Musa, Edom's capital cut in the Rocks. the blue Rock dove which tenants the clefts and caves on the wall-like eastern sides of the Dead Sea, also on the western sides; abundant at Mar Saba, where the monks are employed in feeding them. ...
So the bride in the clefts of Christ, the smitten Rock (Song of Solomon 2:14; Psalms 27:5; Isaiah 33:16)
Hoodoo - ) A natural Rock pile or pinnacle of fantastic shape
Awash - ) Washed by the waves or tide; - said of a Rock or strip of shore, or (Naut
Python - Called also Rock snake
Debris - ) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a Rock or mountain, and piled up at the base
Metamorphism - ) The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by which the material of Rock masses has been more or less recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc
Daman - Brucei; - called also ashkoko, dassy, and Rock rabbit
Rephidim - See Rock
Elvan - ) Of or pertaining to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic Rock crossing metalliferous veins in the mining districts of Cornwall; as, an elvan course
Pointed - ) Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed Rock
Veinstone - ) The nonmetalliferous mineral or Rock material which accompanies the ores in a vein, as quartz, calcite, barite, fluor spar, etc
Rock - Acts 27:29, Judges 1:12)...
Of the physical features of Palestine, Rocks form a conspicuous part. Rock walls and escarpments, deep gorges and desolate crags, caves, fastnesses, and mighty boulders, are common in many portions of the country. Among the Rocks mentioned in Scripture are Sela (Judges 1:36, Revised Version ), Oreb (Judges 7:25), Etam (Judges 15:8), and Rimmon (Judges 20:45). Precipitation from a Rock was one form of execution (2 Chronicles 25:12; cf. ...
Of the four principal references to Rocks in apostolic history, those in Romans 9:33 and in 1 Peter 2:8 may appropriately be considered together. Paul declares that he had become unto them ‘a stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence. As Jahweh is a firm foundation to those who trust in Him, so is Jesus; but to those who disbelieve, both He and His Son may be a stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence. ...
A more difficult passage is that contained in 1 Corinthians 10:4, ‘And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual Rock that followed them: and the Rock was Christ’ (ἔπινον γὰρ ἐκ πνευματικῆς ἀκολουθούσης πέτρας, ἡ δὲ πέτρα ἦν ὁ Χριστός). , to the effect that the Rock of Rephidim (Exodus 17:6; cf. Rather he adapted it, stating explicitly that the Rock which followed them was a ‘spiritual,’ i. a supernatural, Rock, and that Christ was a Rock. Psalms 78:24), and so were the water and the Rock (Psalms 78:15 ff. Philo had already identified the Rock of Deuteronomy 8:15 with the Wisdom of God, and the Rock of Deuteronomy 32:13 with His Wisdom and Word; hence, it was easy for St. Paul to take another step and identify the smitten Rock with Christ, the Rock spiritual. Paul and his ship companions are described as fearful of being driven ashore on ‘rocky ground’ (τραχεῖς τόποι, literally ‘rough places’). While a different expression is used here in the Greek, the reference is evidently to Rocks, upon which it would be hazardous to let their vessel strike. ‘These are they who are hidden Rocks in your love-feasts,’ etc. Hidden, or sunken, Rocks is an eminently appropriate metaphor by which to describe the ungodly character of those who, like Balaam and Korah, were inclined to mar the fellowship of Christian believers. At the opening of the sixth seal, the wicked are depicted as terrorized by an earthquake, and as hiding in the caves and Rocks of the mountains, to escape the wrath of the Lamb. The wicked, even the rich and the mighty, princes and captains, bondmen and freemen, hide themselves, calling to the mountains and Rocks to fall on them and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb (cf
Cabrilla - In California, some of them are also called Rock bass and kelp salmon
Chasm - ) A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a Rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure
Shale - ) A fine-grained sedimentary Rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure
Druse - ) A cavity in a Rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode
Shen - the teeth, a projecting point of Rock (compare 1 Samuel 14:4-5 margin)
Elizur - (ih li' z uhr) Personal name meaning, “God is a Rock
Tectonic - to, or designating, the Rock structures and external forms resulting from the deformation of the earth's crust; as, tectonic arches or valleys
Ibraltar - ) A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; - called, in full, Gibraltar Rock
Meribah - " Thirty-eight years afterward at Kadesh, bordering on the promised laud, again, untaught by the severe discipline of the wilderness (Isaiah 9:13), Israel in want of water cried, "would God we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!"...
God's glory appeared, and the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "take the rod, and speak unto the Rock before their eyes, and it shall give forth his water. " But here Moses' old hastiness of spirit, which he had showed in the beginning of his career (Exodus 2), returned; "they provoked his spirit so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips" (Psalms 106:32-33): "ye rebels, must we (forgetting that the power was that of God alone) fetch you water out of this Rock?" Then lifting up his hand he smote twice, whereas God had told him, "speak unto the Rock. ...
Christ is the Rock (John 7:38); the water flowed, and the people drank, at Meribah Kadesh. The Rock Christ was smitten once for all, never to be so again (Hebrews 9:25-28; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:14). The Hebrew for "rock" in Exodus 17 at Rephidim is tsur , but in Numbers 20 cela' at Kadesh, marking undesignedly the distinctness of the miracles
Shen - A tooth, probably some conspicuous tooth-shaped Rock or crag (1 Samuel 7:12 ), a place between which and Mizpeh Samuel set up his "Ebenezer
Butterfish - ) A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the Rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand
Ammah - Vulgate mentions a watercourse near, and Robinson describes an excavated fountain under the high Rock near Gibeon
Ranite - ) A crystalline, granular Rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color
Porphyry - ) A term used somewhat loosely to designate a Rock consisting of a fine-grained base (usually feldspathic) through which crystals, as of feldspar or quartz, are disseminated
Eruptive - ) Produced by eruption; as, eruptive Rocks, such as the igneous or volcanic. ) An eruptive Rock
Schist - ) Any crystalline Rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates
Basalt - ) A Rock of igneous origin, consisting of augite and triclinic feldspar, with grains of magnetic or titanic iron, and also bottle-green particles of olivine frequently disseminated
se'la-Hammahle'Koth - (the cliff of escapes or of divisions ), a Rock or cliff in the wilderness of Maon, southeast of Hebron, the scene of one of those remarkable escapes which are so frequent in the history of Saul's pursuit of David
Balker - ) A person who stands on a Rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc
ra'Math-le'hi - (hill of the jawbone , or hill of Lehi ), the name bestowed by Samson on the scene of his slaughter of the thousand Philistines with the jaw bone, ( Judges 15:17 ) a place by the Rock Elam, in western Judah of the Philistines
Beth'Zur - (house of Rock ) a town in the mountains of Judah, built by Jeroboam, ( Joshua 15:58 ; 2 Chronicles 11:7 ) now Beit-zur
Kir (1) - It was surrounded by a wall of great thickness, and there are remains of ancient Rock-hewn cisterns. The gates were to be reached only through long tunnels in the solid Rock
Horeb - Here it was, that Moses struck the Rock at the foot of Horeb. From hence the progress of the Rock that followed Israel took its rise, and which the apostle to the Corinthians plainly declares was Christ. It is from our misery Christ takes occasion to magnify the glory of his mercy; and from the drought of Horeb, the Rock that follows Israel, even Christ, furnished a fulness of living water to the soul. Here will be always "Massah and Meribah, that is, temptation and chiding," till Christ, the Rock of living water, is discovered and enjoyed
Rocky - : Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a Rocky bosom. ) Like a Rock; as, the Rocky orb of a shield. ) Full of, or abounding in, Rocks; consisting of Rocks; as, a Rocky mountain; a Rocky shore
Uplift - ) To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a Rock
Lava - ) The melted Rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides
Talus - ) A sloping heap of fragments of Rock lying at the foot of a precipice
Boulder - ) A mass of any Rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed
Scylla - ) A dangerous Rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, - both personified in classical literature as ravenous monsters
Blew - If that person had founded his faith on the Rock of Ages, he would not be shaken by these winds of adversity
Flinty - Consisting of flint as a flinty Rock
Shoa - Pliny mentions a "Sue" in the Rocky region W. Shua in Chaldee means "rock
Mero - nigritas), distinguished as Me"ro de lo al"to (/), and a species called also Rock hind, distinguished as Me"ro ca*brol"la (/)
Rephidim - Place near Horeb, where the Israelites encamped; water gushed from the Rock when Moses had smitten it, and there Joshua fought with Amalek, while Moses lifted up his hands to heaven, assisted by Aaron and Hur
Sela, Selah - The Rock city of Edom. The same Hebrew word is that usually translated 'rock. The tombs cut in the Rocks are large, especially one called el Khuzneh, which has three rows of columns
Rephidim - But Holland (Canon Cook's essay on Exodus 16; 17; 19; Speaker's Commentary) places Rephidim after Israel traversed the wady es Sheikh at the pass el Watiyeh shut in by perpendicular Rocks on either side; a choice position for Amalek as it commands the entrance to the wadies round the central group of Sinai. At the foot of the hill whereon Moses sat (Exodus 17:12 or else Exodus 18:13) the Arabs call a Rock "the seat of the prophet Moses. 118) interprets an inscription with a man's figure with uplifted hands on a Rock, "the prophet upon a hard great stone prayeth unto God, Aaron and Hur sustaining his hands. ...
So it is only after the Christian receives the living water front Christ the smitten Rock that he can effectively conquer his spiritual foes (1 John 5:4). ) Moses struck the Rock in Horeb at some point not in the people's sight, therefore not near the summit, but in the presence of selected witnesses, the elders (Exodus 17:5-6). The "spiritual Rock, Christ, followed all the Israelites" (1 Corinthians 10:4). The repetition of the miracle (Numbers 20:11) at Kadesh shows that the rabbinical tradition is incorrect, that the Rock or the stream followed them literally in all their journeys. Rather He of whom the Rock was type accompanied them and supplied all their needs (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Tomb of Jesus - It was a “new tomb” which had been “hewn out in the Rock” by Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:60 ; compare Luke 23:50-56 ) who had apparently prepared it for his own family's use. It was not uncommon for the well-to-do to prepare such a tomb in advance because of the difficulty of digging graves in the Rocky ground around Jerusalem. Here the body (having been wrapped in a linen cloth) could be laid lengthwise in either a rectangular, horizontal, oven-shaped shaft driven back into the vertical Rock face measuring 78 10:25 10:20 inches or laid on a simple Rock shelf cut laterally into the Rock with a vaulted arch over it. ...
The traditional site of the tomb of Jesus is marked by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which stands over the site of a first-century Rock quarry which in Jesus' day was outside the city walls of Jerusalem and in which other typical first century tombs have been discovered
Rock (2) - ROCK (πέτρα). In Matthew 7:24 the word stands for a Rocky foundation, which would remain solid, notwithstanding the sapping effect of floods; while the sandy foundation means a carelessly chosen site, where the loose formation of the soil would be very easily penetrated by torrents, thus making the building erected on it very insecure. He, again, who hears the word and straightway carries it into action, doing the will of God with his might, has chosen the Rocky foundation. Perhaps faith and obedience are the two prominent characteristics of the man who builds his house upon the Rock. ’ The Saviour was pleased by this answer of faith, which had been revealed to Peter by the Heavenly Father, and commended him by saying (Matthew 16:18), ‘Thou art Peter (πέτρος), and on this Rock (πέτρα) I will build my Church. As Jerusalem stood on the Rocky foundation of Mt. Zion, and was faced by the dark Rocks of the valley of Hinnom, a scene of death and corruption; so the new city of God, the ἐκκλησία of Christ, is to be founded on imperishable foundations, so that the opposing gates of Hades (all the power of evil) should never prevail against it. ...
It is well to note that the Fathers took the Rock to mean either Christ Himself, or the faith or the confession of St. Peter was the Rock. Another view held by Luther, following Augustine, was that Christ, in speaking the words, pointed to Himself as the Rock. Peter as the type of converted, believing men, on whom, as a foundation, an un conquerable Church should be built? Origen well says: ‘If thou hast Peter’s faith, thou art a Rock like him. The word ‘rock’ occurs in Luke 8:6; Luke 8:13, in the parable of the Sower. It is the equivalent of the ‘stony (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘rocky’) places’ of Matthew 13:5; Matthew 13:20 (τὰ πετρώδη), and gives at once the right sense, a thin coating of soil covering a hard Rocky surface, where there could be no depth of earth. The Rock here, in the interpretation, signifies a sinful worldly nature, incapable of being penetrated by the living seed. In Matthew 27:51 we read that the Rocks (πέτραι) were rent, at the hour of Christ’s death on Calvary. Finally, the sepulchre in which our Lord was laid was ‘hewn out of a Rock’ (Matthew 27:60 = Mark 15:46)
Selvedge - ) A layer of clay or decomposed Rock along the wall of a vein
Outlier - ) A part of a Rock or stratum lying without, or beyond, the main body, from which it has been separated by denudation
Oreb - The "rock of Oreb" was named after Oreb, one of the princes of Midian, whom the men of Ephraim slew
Winona, Minnesota, Diocese of - Comprises the counties of Winona, Wabasha, Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Waseca, Blue Earth, Watonwan, Cottonwood, Murray, Pipestone, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Faribault, Martin, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, and Houston
Amygdaloid - ) A variety of trap or basaltic Rock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodules or geodes of different minerals, esp
Zur - (zuhr) Personal name meaning, “rock
Enhakkore - The spring was doubtless in the Rock, not in the jawbone (see margin ), because of the words following, "which is in Lehi unto this day
Hel'Kath-Haz'Zurim - (field of Rock ), a smooth piece of ground, apparently close to the pool of Gibeon, where the combat took place between the two parties of Joab's men and Abner's men which ended in the death of the whole of the combatants, and brought on a general battle
Meribah -
One of the names given by Moses to the fountain in the desert of Sin, near Rephidim, which issued from the Rock in Horeb, which he smote by the divine command, "because of the chiding of the children of Israel" (Exodus 17:1-7 ). In smiting the Rock at this place Moses showed the same impatience as the people (Numbers 20:10-12 )
Sela - Sela or Selah (sç'lah), the Rock, and named Joktheel. Rendered "rock" in Judges 1:36; 2 Chronicles 25:12
Costeaning - It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid Rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits
Pebble - ) Transparent and colorless Rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; - so called by opticians
Disintegrate - ) To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a Rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences
Adam's Peak - Mountain, Ceylon, at summit of which is a depression in the Rock, 5 feet long, resembling a human foot-print, attributed by legend to Thomas the Apostle
Mastabah - (1):...
A type of tomb, of the time of the Memphite dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with sloping sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes of solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in the Rock beneath
Resorption - ) The redissolving wholly or in part, in the molten magma of an igneous Rock, of crystals previously formed
Timnah - The substitution of b for m, which we see in Tibneh for Timnah, occurs also in Atab for Etam (Judges 15:8; Judges 15:11, where instead of KJV "top" translated "he went down and dwelt in the cleft" seiph of the Rock Etam). These clefts were the natural hiding places of the Israelites from their oppressors; and the term seiph is only used of the kind of Rock to which the term celah is applied, nikrah of the "cavities" of the Rock called tsur . The natural cleft has been artificially but rudely hewn in the Rock. As Beit Atab, into which Samson went down for refuge (now called Hasuta), answers to the Rock Elam ("eagle's nest"), so seven miles off is a low hill, and close by is a chapel sacred to sheikh Nedhir, "the Nazarite chief," and higher up is the ruin "Ism-Allah," i
Hammer - Besides its ordinary sense, used for any overwhelming power, earthly (Jeremiah 50:23, "the hammer of the whole earth," Babylon, as Martel, "little hammer," was a title of the Frank king) or spiritual (Jeremiah 23:29, "is not My word like a hammer that breaketh the Rock in pieces?"
Sibmah - Identified by some with Sumia , 31 49' N, 35 46' E , where there are ancient Rock-cut wine presses
Cleft - A space or opening made by splitting a crack a crevice as the cleft of a Rock
Topek - one having walls of turf, driftwood, Rock, or skin, and a roof of skins of the walrus or seal
Tower - Isaiah 5:2 ); in Luke 13:4 , of the "tower in Siloam," the modern Silwan, which is built on a steep escarpment of Rock
Found - It fell not, for it was founded on a Rock. Christianity is founded on the Rock of ages. I had else been perfect, whole as the marble, founded as the Rock
Trap - In mineralogy, a name given to Rocks characterized by a columnar form, or whose strata or beds have the form of steps or a series of stairs. It is now employed to designate a Rock or aggregate in which hornblend predominates, but it conveys no definite idea of any one species and under this term are comprehended hornblend, hornblend slate, greenstone, greenstone slate, amygdaloid, basalt, wacky, clinkstone porphyry, and perhaps hypersthene Rock, augite Rock, and some varieties of sienite
Flint - Flint translates three Hebrew terms which are applied loosely to any hard, compact Rock or specifically to nearly opaque, cryphytocryshytaline varieties of quartz. God's miraculous provision for the Israelites in the wilderness is pictured as water ( Deuteronomy 8:15 ; Psalm 114:8 ) or oil (Deuteronomy 32:13 ) flowing from flinty Rock
Winepress, Wine-Vat - Not infrequently they were dug out in the soil or excavated in a Rock, as in the Rock vats in Palestine today
Rimmon - A City of Zebulun was called by this name, (1 Chronicles 6:77) Also a Rock to which the Benjamites retreated, (Judges 20:45) And there was an idol of the Syrians so called
Rend - ) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a Rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak
Tamp - ) In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a Rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected
Oreb, And Zeeb - Raven and wolf, two Midianite chiefs, captured after the victory of Gideon, and slain at the spots whither they had fled, and which were afterwards called in memory of them "the Rock of Oreb" and the wine- press or cellar of Zeeb, Judges 7:25
Sela - =Se'lah, Rock, the capital of Edom, situated in the great valley extending from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea (2 Kings 14:7 ). It is called "the Rock" (Judges 1:36 )
Doctrines: Not For Controversy - A huge fragment of Rock from an adjacent cliff fell upon horizontal part of the hill below, which was occupied by the gardens and vineyards of two peasants. It covered part of the property of each, nor could it be easily decided to whom the unexpected visitor belonged: but the honest rustics instead of troubling the gentlemen of the long robe with their dispute, wisely resolved to end it by each party excavating the half of the Rock on his own grounds, and converting the whole into two useful cottages, with comfortable rooms, and cellars for their little stock of wine, and there they now reside with their families
Tombs - Of the Hebrews were generally excavated in the solid Rock, or were natural caves. The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph's new Rock-hewn tomb, in a garden near to Calvary. " The mouth of such Rocky tombs was usually closed by a large stone (Heb
Slate - ) Any Rock or stone having a slaty structure. ) An argillaceous Rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist
Rend - To separate any substance into parts with force or sudden violence to tear asunder to split as, powder rends a Rock in blasting lightning rends an oak. We never say, to lacerate a Rock or a kingdom, when we mean to express splitting or division
Lead - Job 19:24 "Oh that my words were graven with an iron pen and lead in the Rock for ever. " The lead was poured into the graven characters to make them better seen and (which is Job's thought) more durable; not leaden plates, for it was "in the Rock" they were to be engraved. ...
May my pen be of iron, and the ink lead poured into the writing on the everlasting Rock! Perhaps the hammer was of "lead," as sculptors find more delicate incisions are made by it
Breaker - ) Specifically: A machine for breaking Rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed. ) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a Rock or reef near the surface
Zoheleth, Stone of - Its name (‘serpent’s stone’ or ‘brilliant stone’) has not been explained, but it was evidently a sacred Rock or stone
Scarp - ) To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a Rock
Promontory - ) A high point of land or Rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape
Rift - ) To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a Rock; to rift the clouds
Jamb - ) Any thick mass of Rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein
Mer'Ibah - In ( Exodus 17:7 ) we read, "he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah," where the people murmured and the Rock was smitten
Ladder - The Hebrew term may refer to steps carved out of Rock or to steps constructed from wood, metal, stone, or even rope
Tabular - ) Having a flat surface; as, a tabular Rock
Rephidim - Near it was the fountain which flowed from the Rock in Horeb, called "Meribah," and "Massah," whence they were miraculously supplied with water
Masons - It is generally supposed that the temple was built on some part of this enclosure, which had to be erected on the sides of the Rock, the lower stones being let into the Rock, and stones built upon them until the whole, except the summit of the Rock, was a level plain
Siloam, the Pool of - 5:9, section 4; 4, section 1; 6, section 1; 12, section 2) places it at the end of the valley of Tyropeon, outside the city wall where the old wall took a bend eastward, and facing the hill on which was the Rock Peristereon to the E. " It is partly hewn out of the Rock, partly built with masonry, measuring 53 ft. The water passes hence by a channel cut in the Rock, and covered for a short way, into the gardens below which occupy the site of "the lower pool" or "the king's pool" (Nehemiah 2:14). long cut through the Rock, with a reservoir, an oblong basin, decreasing. in size as it proceeds from 15 to three feet, in a cave entered by a small Rock hewn archway. From this artificial cave at the west end of Siloam an open channel in the Rock conveys the water into Siloam. "...
It is named now also "the fountain of the mother of steps" ('Αyin 'um 'ed durag ), because it is reached by two flights of 26 descending steps cut in the Rock
Rimmon - The Rock whither the remnants of the Benjamites fled ( Judges 20:45 ; Judges 21:13 ). It has been identified with a lofty Rock or conical chalky hill, visible in all directions, on the summit of which stands the village of Rummôn , about 3 miles E
Edrei - It is a place of great natural strength, being surrounded by a labyrinth of clefts and crevasses in the Rock. Underneath the city are many large caves, forming a subterranean city, with streets and houses; but a recent traveller found the entrance blocked by a Rock, and was told that the passage had been blown up to prevent the caves being used as a hiding place from justice
Bar - Used to denote the means by which a door is bolted (Nehemiah 3:3 ); a Rock in the sea (Jonah 2:6 ); the shore of the sea (Job 38:10 ); strong fortifications and powerful impediments, etc
Rockfish - ) Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of the genus Sebastichthys, as the red Rockfish (S. Called also Rock cod, and garrupa
Knotted - ) Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the Rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface; as, knotted Rocks
Rephidim - An encampment of the Israelites between the wilderness of Sin and mount Sinai, where the people murmured, and God gave them water from the Rock
Sela - SELA means ‘rock,’ ‘cliff,’ or ‘crag,’ and as a common noun is of frequent occurrence in Hebrew. ]'>[1] in the latter passage suggests, and as many have held, the place known later as Petra (which also means ‘rock’). Petra lay about 50 miles nearly due south of the Dead Sea, in a valley ‘enclosed on every side by nearly perpendicular Rocks of considerable height’ and ‘composed of sand-stone of many different colours. For some description of the buildings of Petra and the Rock architecture which have given the city great fame, see Bædeker’s Palestine , p
Cistern - Hence cisterns, mostly hewn in the solid Rock, were universal in Bible times, and even before the Hebrew conquest ( Deuteronomy 6:11 , Nehemiah 9:25 , both RV Aqueducts - were troughs cut out of Rock or soil or pipes made of stone, leather, or bronze that were used from very early times in the Middle East to transport water from distant places into towns and cities. Related Old Testament Passages—2 Samuel 5:8 ; 2 Kings 18:17 ; 2 Kings 20:20 ; 2Chronicles 32:3-4,2 Chronicles 32:30 ; Isaiah 7:3 ; Isaiah 22:11 ; Isaiah 36:2 ...
Old Testament The simplest aqueducts were troughs cut out of Rock or soil and sometimes lined with mortar. At Masada, two small wadis were dammed up and the water diverted by open channel to Rock-cut cisterns in the mound
Bethzur - House of Rock, a town in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:58 ), about 4 miles to the north of Hebron
Sibmah - It has been identified with the ruin of Sumieh, where there are Rock-cut wine-presses
Mauzzim - " New Tyre was on a Rock surrounded by the sea (Isaiah 23:4)
Crystal - Κerach , literally, ice, the ancients believing Rock crystal to be ice intensely congealed
Zoheleth, Stone of -  ...
mazchelah ), from its nearness to the Rock conduits that poured into Siloam; Bochart from zohel "a slow motion," the fullers here pressing out the water dropping from the clothes which they had washed in the well Rogel, as they do to the present day. Ganneau finds in the village of Siloam a Rocky plateau, its western face cut perpendicularly, with rude steps up it, which the natives call ez Zehweile, like Zoheleth
Arbroath - The monks constructed a harbor and placed the bell on Inchcape Rock, a dangerous reef in the North Sea 12 miles southeast of the abbey, the subject of Southey's ballad
Ledge - ) A lode; a limited mass of Rock bearing valuable mineral. ) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of Rocks
Loosen - ) To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a Rock in the earth
Etam - "The Rock Etam" to which Samson withdrew, Judges 15:8-19 , may have been in this vicinity, perhaps the Frank mountain two miles east
Oreb - Slain upon the Rock Oreb in the pursuit after the battle, by the men of Ephraim, who intercepted and slew with great slaughter the Midianites after the Jordan fords. This second part of the victory is celebrated Psalms 83:11-14; Isaiah 10:26, "according to the slaughter of Midian at the Rock of Oreb
Coney - It exactly answers to the other notices respecting the shaphan, such as living among the Rocks, which it constantly does, and it is exceedingly quick in leaping from Rock to Rock, Psalm 104:18 ; it is also extremely difficult to catch; one of their number being on the watch while the others feed: at the approach of an enemy a signal is given, and all disappear
Cleft - ) A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a Rock
Nain - The Rock W
Caiaphas - (cay uh fuhss) Personal name meaning “rock” or “depression
Petroleum - ) Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by pressure of the gas attending it
Argob - It is about 30 miles long by 20 miles wide, chiefly a field of basalt (black Rock), elevated about 30 feet above the surrounding plain, and bordered by a Rocky rampart of broken cliffs
Oreb And Zeeb - The Midianite nobles gave their names to the sites of their deaths, the Rock of Oreb near Beth Bareh on the Jordan and the winepress of Zeeb
Zin - It formed part of the great wilderness of Paran, Numbers 13:26 ; and in its north-east corner was Kadesh-barnea, memorable for the death of Miriam, the mission of the twelve spies into Canaan, the murmuring of the Israelites, the Rock flowing with water, and the unholy passion of Moses, Numbers 13:21 20:1-13 27:14
Ragged - Broken with rough edges uneven as a ragged Rock
Petra - Petra is sometimes identified with Sela (Judges 1:36 ; 2 Kings 14:7 ; Isaiah 16:1 ; Isaiah 42:11 ), because both names mean, “rock
Beth-Zur - BETH-ZUR (‘house of Rock,’ Joshua 15:58 , 1 Samuel 30:27 Grand Island, Nebraska, Diocese of - Comprises the counties of Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Brown, Buffalo, Cherry, Cheyenne, Custer, Dawes, Deuel, Garfield, Grant, Greeley, Hooker, Howard, Keyapaha, Kimball, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Rock, Scott's Bluff, Sheridan, Sherman, Wheeler, Sioux, Thomas, Valley, and those portions of Dawson, Hall, Lincoln, and Keith lying north of the South Platte River; area, 40,000 square miles; erected at Kearney, March 8, 1912; transferred to Grand Island, April 11, 1917; suffragan of Dubuque
Moriah, Mount - of Jerusalem, where there is a large plain, called the 'temple area,' formed by stones being built into the sides of the Rock
Oil - ) Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, Rock oil, etc
Lehi - ' Judges 15:19 is better translated, "God clave the hollow place that is in Lehi," that is, in the Rock, not in the jaw-bone
Dothan - Numerous bottled-shaped cisterns hewn in the Rock are still found, which are supposed to resemble the "pit" of Genesis 37:24
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception - The mother-house is at Bordeaux, the English Novitiate at Rock Ferry (Diocese of Shrewsbury)
Rock - 1: πέτρα (Strong's #4073 — Noun Feminine — petra — pet'-ra ) denotes "a mass of Rock," as distinct from petros, "a detached stone or boulder," or a stone that might be thrown or easily moved. ...
2: σπιλάς (Strong's #4694 — Noun Feminine — spilas — spee-las' ) "a Rock or reef," over which the sea dashes, is used in Jude 1:12 , "hidden Rocks," RV, metaphorical of men whose conduct is a danger to others
Fault - ) A dislocation caused by a slipping of Rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping. ) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p
Francisco Herrera - In the archiepiscopal palace in Madrid is his "Moses smiting the Rock," and in the Louvre "Saint Basil dictating his Doctrine
Francisco the Elder - In the archiepiscopal palace in Madrid is his "Moses smiting the Rock," and in the Louvre "Saint Basil dictating his Doctrine
Herrera, Francisco - In the archiepiscopal palace in Madrid is his "Moses smiting the Rock," and in the Louvre "Saint Basil dictating his Doctrine
Wiper - ) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or swinging piece, as an axle or Rock shaft, for the purpose of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam
Maple - saccharinum is the Rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red or swamp maple is A
Elder, Francisco the - In the archiepiscopal palace in Madrid is his "Moses smiting the Rock," and in the Louvre "Saint Basil dictating his Doctrine
el Viejo - In the archiepiscopal palace in Madrid is his "Moses smiting the Rock," and in the Louvre "Saint Basil dictating his Doctrine
na'in - The entrance to the place, where our Saviour met the funeral, must probably always have seen up the steep ascent from the plain; and here on the west side of the village, the Rock is full of sepulchral caves
e'Tam, the Rock, - a cliff or lofty Rock, into a cleft or chasm of which Samson retired after his slaughter of the Philistines
Cave - The most remarkable caves noticed in Scripture are, that in which Lot dwelt after the destruction of Sodom, (Genesis 19:30 ) the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:17 ) cave of Makkedah, (Joshua 10:10 ) cave of Adullam, (1 Samuel 22:1 ) cave od Engedi, (1 Samuel 24:3 ) Obadiah's cave, (1 Kings 18:4 ) Elijah's cave in Horeb, (1 Kings 19:9 ) the Rock sepulchres of Lazarus and of our Lord
Rephidim - There the people complained of thirst, and God commanded Moses to strike the Rock out of which would come water
Walls - ) Foundations were often carried down to the solid Rock, as in the case of the temple
Etam - An altogether obscure place name, applied to a Rock in a cleft of which Samson took refuge ( Judges 15:8 ), whence he was dislodged by the Judahites (v
Position: no Barrier to Grace - One may compare it in its power to live and blossom in all places to the beautiful blue-bell of Scotland, of which the poetess sings:: ...
'No Rock is too high, no vale too low, For its fragile and tremulous form to grow: It crowns the mountain With azure bells, And decks the fountain In forest dells
Shallecheth, the Gate - So the Shallecheth gate is the bab Silsileh or Sinsleh, which enters the western wall of the Haram area opposite the southern end of the platform of the Dome of the Rock, 600 ft
Gush - Behold, he smote the Rock, that the waters gushed out
Serpentine - ) A mineral or Rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia
Kangaroo - The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, live in trees; the Rock kangaroos, of the genus Petrogale, inhabit Rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus, inhabit wooded districts
Rephidim - There the people complained of thirst, and God commanded Moses to strike the Rock out of which would come water
Lebanon - " So Christ himself is said to be "as rivers of water in a dry place, and as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land. " (Isaiah 32:2) Hence the prophet, exclaiming against the folly of Israel's leaving the Lord, saith, "Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the Rock of the field; or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forgotten?" (Jeremiah 18:14)...
Cradle - A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for Rocking children or inform persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise. Me let the tender office long engage, to Rock the cradle of reposing age. To lay in a cradle to Rock in a cradle to compose, or quiet
Barn - These are dug in dry places, often out of the solid Rock, carefully cemented to keep out damp, with a circular opening at the top, through which a man may pass. Natural caves in the limestone Rock, improved by art, with heavy stone doors blocking the entrance, have also served as ‘barns,’ and may be seen in use at Gadara to-day
Winepress - ”...
In Old Testament times the presses for making wine were usually cut or hewed out of Rock (Isaiah 5:2 ) and were connected by channels to lower Rock-cut vats where the juice was allowed to collect and ferment. In addition to the presses and fermentation tanks, 63 Rock-cut cellars were found with a storage capacity of 25,000 gallons of wine
Diameter - ) The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or Rock
Gum - Ladanum spice (Genesis 37:25 , NAS margin) is the soft, dark resin of Rock roses used in making perfume
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Archdiocese of - Suffragen dioceses include ...
Little Rock, Arkansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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en-Rogel - The shaft sunk through the solid Rock in the bed of the Kidron Isaiah 125 feet deep
Mouse - The name is also applied to many other species of the genus, as the field mouse, meadow mouse, Rock mouse, &c
Alligator - ) a Rock breaker...
Sepulchre - It translates a Hebrew word which refers to a niche hewn out of a Rock in which bodies were placed
Erratic - , a large block or fragment of Rock; a bowlder
Formation - ) Mineral deposits and Rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations
Rocker - ) One who Rocks; specifically, one who Rocks a cradle. , Rocks. ) Any implement or machine working with a Rocking motion, as a trough mounted on Rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc. ) A play horse on Rockers; a Rocking-horse. ) A chair mounted on Rockers; a Rocking-chair. ) A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the Rocker of a cradle. ) Same as Rock shaft
Crystal, - " The ancients supposed Rock-crystal to be merely ice congealed by intense cold
Rimmon - Rock or cleft in Benjamin, where six hundred Benjamites took refuge
Argob - Stony heap, an "island," as it has been called, of Rock about 30 miles by 20, rising 20 or 30 feet above the table-land of Bashan; a region of crags and chasms wild and rugged in the extreme. Solid walls 4 feet thick, and stones on one another without cement; the roofs enormous slabs of basaltic Rock, like iron; the doors and gates are of stone 18 inches thick, secured by ponderous bars
Tomb, Grave, Sepulchre - To judge by the custom of to-day, the grave would often be cut partly or altogether in Rock, not because that was preferred, but because the village elders usually marked off for the cemetery a section of ground that was too Rocky for purposes of cultivation. Tombs of a more important kind were made by excavating in the face of a Rock to form a chamber about 8 or 9 feet on each side. kokim , 6 or 7 feet long and about 2 feet wide, cut into the Rock at right angles to each wall. The opening to the central chamber was guarded by a large and heavy disc of Rock which could roll along a groove slightly depressed at the centre, in front of the tomb entrance
Sela - The name of a place mentioned in 2 Kings 14:7 , where it is said that Amaziah king of Judah slew ten thousand men of Edom, in the valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Isaiah 16:1 , and may be intended by the word Sela, translated Rock, in Judges 1:36 Isaiah 42:11 . In the red sandstone of the which the valley is composed are upwards of two hundred and fifty sepulchres, entirely cut out of the Rock, the greater part of them with Grecian ornaments. There is a mausoleum in the shape of a temple, of colossal dimensions, likewise cut out of the Rock, with all its apartments, its vestibule, peristyle, etc. There are other mausolea with obelisks, apparently in the Egyptian style, a whole amphitheater cut out of the Rock, with the remains of a palace and of several temples. The tombs excavated in these, and in all the side gorges, are without number, rising range above range; many of them are approached by steps cut in the Rock, while others are inaccessible, at the height of nearly four hundred feet. It is hewn out of the solid Rock, are eight feet in diameter. It is fine and soft sandstone, variegated with almost every variety of hues, red, purple, black, white, azure, and yellow, the deepest crimson and the softest pink blending with each other, while high above the sculptured monuments the Rocks rise in their native rudeness and majesty. "Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the Rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord," Jeremiah 49:7-22
Etam - ETAM THE Rock. ...
Probably near the city Etam (2): distant enough from Tinmath to seem a safe retreat for Samson from the Philistines' revenge, yet not too far for them to reach in searching after him; The many springs and Rocky eminences round Urtas seem the likely site where to find the Rock of Etam and the En-hak-kore. Conder identifying Etam with Beit 'Atab says that Etam, meaning in Hebrew "cleft," answers to the singular Rock tunnel, roughly hewn in the stone, and running from the midst of the village eastward to the chief spring
Snail - "We find," he says, "in all parts of the Holy Land myriads of snail-shells in fissures still adhering by the calcareous exudation round their orifice to the surface of the Rock, but the animal of which is utterly shrivelled and wasted, 'melted away
Conglomerate - ) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of Rocks, cemented together. ) A Rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; - opposed to agglomerate
Hew - The “hewers of stone” (1 Kings 5:15 ) or “stonecutters” were royal servants mining Rock from the mountains for royal building projects
Jezreel, Fountain of - In the valley under Zerin there are two considerable springs, one of which, perhaps that here referred to, "flows from under a sort of cavern in the wall of conglomerate Rock which here forms the base of Gilboa. The water is excellent; and issuing from crevices in the Rocks, it spreads out at once into a fine limpid pool forty or fifty feet in diameter, full of fish" (Robinson)
Enhakkore - As the Rocky precipice was named Lehi, "the jawbone," so the hollow place in the Rock was named Maktesh, "the tooth hollow
Antonia - It was built on a plateau of Rock, separated on the north from the hill Bezetha by a ditch about 30 feet deep and 165 feet wide
Gospel: Duty of Spreading it - Shall we who have found honey in the Rock Christ Jesus, be less considerate of o; fellow men than wasps are of their fellow insects? Ought we not rather like the Samaritan woman to hasten to tell t good news? Common humanity should prevent one of them from concealing the great discovery which grace has enable us to make
Wine-Press - [1] The two vats were usually hewn out of the solid Rock
Buoy - a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, Rock, etc
Moriah - The Rocky outcropping in Jerusalem located just north of the ancient city of David. It was on this Rock that Abraham would have sacrificed Isaac as a burnt offering, but God intervened and provided a ram (Genesis 22:2 ,Genesis 22:2,22:13 )
Wine - The juice was collected in troughs, poured into large jars, and allowed to ferment while stored in cool, Rock cisterns
Migdal-Gad - of Belt Jibrîn, with remains of buildings, cisterns, and Rock-hewn tombs; or Khirbet el-Mejdel , about 14 miles S
Quarry - ) A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the Rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit
Almond - Among lapidaries, almonds signify pieces of Rock crystal, used in adorning branch candlesticks, so called from their resemblance to this fruit
Flint - Deuteronomy 8:15 (b) The flint Rock is probably the hardest of all the Rocks
Reef - Hence, any body of Rock yielding valuable ore. ) A chain or range of Rocks lying at or near the surface of the water
Abilene - The ancient name is to-day preserved in a Latin inscription on a deep Rock-cutting high up above the railway
Magma - ) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive Rocks, etc. ) The glassy base of an eruptive Rock
Naphtha - ) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or Rock oil
Lead - Job refers to its use in preserving a permanent record of events, by being melted and poured into letters deeply cut in a Rock, Job 19:24
Cave - 1: ὀπή (Strong's #3692 — Noun Feminine — ope — op-ay' ) perhaps from ops, "sight," denotes "a hole, an opening," such as a fissure in a Rock, Hebrews 11:38
Ethiopians - As far south as Aboo-Simbel, about 22 20' N, are two temples hewn in the Rock, which rank in interest next to the ruins at Thebes; these are attributed to Rameses 2 king of Egypt, with colossal statues of himself cut out of the solid Rock
Dove, - Pigeons are very common in Palestine, and if any persons were too poor to buy a pair for an offering the young could easily be caught in the holes of the Rocks: thus God graciously ordered it that the poorest could obtain what was needed. ...
There are four species of doves that inhabit Palestine: of these the most abundant is the Rock Pigeon, or Blue Rock Dove, the Columba livia. They shun the habitation of man, and live in holes in the Rocks
Salvation - So, a voice of salvation, tidings of salvation, the Rock of salvation, the shield of salvation, a horn of salvation, a word of salvation, etc. , are equivalent to a voice declaring deliverance; the joy that attends escape from a great danger; a Rock where any one takes refuge, and is in safety; a buckler that secures from the attack of an enemy; a horn or ray of glory, of happiness and salvation, etc
Stone - λίθος is distinguished from πέτρα as in English ‘stone’ is distinguished from ‘rock. ]'>[1] gives ‘Peter,’ while Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has ‘Peter’ in the text and ‘rock or stone’ in the margin. ‘Rock’ is certainly more adequate than ‘stone,’ for πέτρος properly denotes a mass of detached Rock, as πέτρα does a living or solid Rock. (So πετρώδης in the parable of the Sower [2] does not mean ‘stony’ [3] but ‘rocky’ [4]—not ground full of loose stones, but a thin soil with shelves of Rock lying underneath). (mrak 15:46), however, describe it as hewn out of Rock (πέτρα). —(a) Whether or not we accept the ancient tradition that Jesus was born in one of the limestone caves of Bethlehem, it is very likely that His manger would be a manger of stone—built with stones and mortar if not hollowed out of the solid Rock (see Thomson, LB Winepress - The two vats were usually hewn out of the solid Rock
Pillow - KJV and REB described the Rock on which Jacob rested his head as a pillow (Genesis 28:11 ,Genesis 28:11,28:18 )
Mount Sinai - God appeared to Moses at Horeb, from a burning bush, and told him He wouid deliver the Israelites from the Egyptians (Exodus 3); after the Exodus, Moses smote water from a Rock in Horeb (Exodus 17)
Bohan - Ganneau observes that a Rock on an isolated peak on the hill side resembles a fist closed with the thumb raised; the name of this peak probably was transferred to the fallen block close by, namely, Hadjar el Asbah
Bat - This is the point of Isaiah 2:20, "a man shall cast his idols to the bats," while the idolaters themselves shall vainly hide in the Rock from the wrath of the Lamb (Revelation 6:16)
Walls -
The practice common in Palestine of carrying foundations down to the solid Rock, as in the case of the temple, with structures intended to be permanent
Shatter - ) To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a Rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning
Masada - Jonathan Maccabeus first fortified the Rock
Slip - 2 Samuel 22:37 (c) This figure indicates that David stood firm on the Rock of ages and kept constantly in the path of the Lord
Tabby - When dry, this becomes as hard as Rock
Meribah - A station of the Israelites between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai, where they murmured against the Lord, and a fountain gushed from the Rock for their use, Exodus 17:1-7
Sinai, Mount - God appeared to Moses at Horeb, from a burning bush, and told him He wouid deliver the Israelites from the Egyptians (Exodus 3); after the Exodus, Moses smote water from a Rock in Horeb (Exodus 17)
Reph'Idim - Here the Israelites fought their first battle and gained their first victory after leaving Egypt, the Amalekites having attacked them; here also the people murmured from thirst, and Moses brought water for them out of the Rock
Persep'Olis, - Here, on a platform hewn out of the solid Rock the sides of which face the four cardinal points, are the remains of two great palaces, built respectively by Darius Hytaspes and his son Xerxes, besides a number of other edifices, chiefly temples
Crystal - Rock crystal is pure quartz; it crystallizes in hexagonal prisms, each with a pyramidical apex
Siloam - Birket Silwân is built within the Rock-hewn space occupied by the original pool, 75 ft. The water was approached by steps cut in the Rock. From ‘Ain Sitti Maryam, the Fountain of the Virgin, on the slope below the eastern battlements, a conduit led the water to the pool; but, probably in Hezekiah’s time, a tunnel was cut through the Rock, and the fountain apparently covered over, as Josephus does not seem to have known it apart from Siloam
Rock - Palestine, being a mountainous country, had also many Rocks, which formed a part of the country's defence; for in time of danger the people retired to them, and found a refuge against any sudden irruption of the enemy. The Benjamites took shelter in the Rock Rimmon, Judges 20:47 . Samson kept garrison in the Rock of Etham, Judges 15:8 . David found shelter in the Rocks of Maon, Engedi, &c, 1 Samuel 22:1 ; 1 Samuel 23:25 ; 1 Samuel 23:28 ; 1 Samuel 24:2-5 . The Kenites dwelt in the hollow places of the Rocks, Numbers 24:21 . Even at this day the villages of this country are subterraneous, or in the Rocks. Josephus in several places speaks of hollow Rocks, where thieves and robbers had their haunts; and travellers still find a great number of them in Palestine, and in the adjoining provinces. Among the crags of the Rocks, the beautiful and far-famed cedar waves its lofty top, and extends its powerful arms, surrounded by the fir and the oak, the fig and the vine. They rise again to the south-east of Mount Carmel; are covered with woods, and afford very picturesque views; but advancing toward Judea, they lose their verdure, the valleys become narrow, dry, and stony, and terminate at the Dead Sea in a pile of desolate Rocks, precipices, and caverns. Westward of Jordan and the lake Asphaltites, another chain of Rocks, still loftier and more rugged, presents a yet more gloomy aspect, and announces the distant entrance of the desert, and the termination of the habitable regions. ...
The name of Rock is also given to God, by way of metaphor, because God is the strength, the refuge, and defence of Israel, as those places were to the people who resided among them, Psalms 18:2 ; Psalms 18:31 ; Psalms 31:2-3 ; Deuteronomy 32:15 ; Deuteronomy 32:18 ; Deuteronomy 32:30-31 ; Psalms 61:2 , &c
Prophecy: Too Often Interpreted by Imagination - All along the Oker Thai, in the Hartz, there are huge Rocks towering up among the fir-clad hills, to which the peasants have appended names according as they fancy them to bear resemblance to chairs, horses, cobblers, or cocked bats. The likeness in most cases is such as only fancy can make out when she is in her most vigorous mood, nevertheless this Rock must needs be called a man, and that a church, and there has no doubt been many a quarrel between rival observers who have discovered each a different image in the one pile of Rock; yet the stones are not churches, chairs, or cobblers, and the whole business is childish and nonsensical
Bashan - The Rock of basalt on the west is broken into deep chasms and jagged projections; the hills are covered with oak forests, as in former times. The northeastern portion of Bashan, including the Argob of Scripture, is a wild mass of basaltic Rock
Magdala - , with overhanging limestone Rock honeycombed with caves
Coral - In the Mediterranean, on the African coast off Tunis, attached to the Rock at a considerable depth, and broken off from them by long hooked poles, and thus drawn out (Hebrew for "price," Job 28:18, is meshek , "the drawing out"
Kanah - And in the side of a neighbouring ravine are figures of men, women, and children cut in the face of the Rock
Sin (2) - It will not build its Rock as high as you please; it will not stay until an island shall be created
Scar - ) An isolated or protruding Rock; a steep, Rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth
Ossifrage - It does this by carrying them up to a height and letting them fall upon a stone or Rock till they break
Antonia - 5,8) says it was situated "at the corner of two cloisters of the court of the temple; of that on the west, and that on the north; it was erected upon a Rock fifty cubits in height and was on a great precipice
Joktheel - The name given to Selah or Petra (the Rock), Edom's capital, by Amaziah king of Judah
Sela - celah , "the Rock," Greek petra (2 Kings 14:7); Isaiah 16:1, translated "send ye the lamb ("tribute") from Sela through the wilderness to the" king of Judah; Amaziah had subjected it (2 Kings 14:7). See for its Rocky position Judges 1:36; 2 Chronicles 25:12; Obadiah 1:3; Numbers 24:21; Isaiah 42:11; Jeremiah 49:16. In the nine faces of Rock are sculptured female figures with flowing drapery
Trap - ) An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous Rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic Rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc. Called also trap Rock. ) Of or pertaining to trap Rock; as, a trap dike
Areopagus - ) A Rocky eminence in Athens, separated from the W. top of the Rock. Sixteen stone steps in the Rock still exist, leading from below to Mars' hill, and directly above is a bench of stones cut in the Rock facing S
Bethzur - ("house of Rock"
Ezel - ” Rock where David hid from Saul and watched for Jonathan's signal (1 Samuel 20:19 )
Rose - The "rose of Sharon" is probably the cistus or Rock-rose, several species of which abound in Palestine
Resolution: Overcoming Difficulties - Look at that bare perpendicular mountain side: why, it is worse than perpendicular, it overhangs the lake; yet the bold Tyrolese have carried a road right along the bald face of the Rock, by blasting out a gallery, or, as it looks from below, by chiselling out a groove
Mountain - A large mass of earth and Rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, but of no definite altitude
Holy Sepulcher - It was a new monument, belonging to Joseph of Arimathea, hewn out of a Rock, and closed by a great stone (Matthew 27)
Emerald - 620) suggests that the σμάραγδος with which the rainbow (ἶρις) round about the throne is compared (Revelation 4:3) was Rock-crystal, as only a colourless stone could throw prismatic colours
Adullam - " It is the "shadow of a great Rock in a weary land
Rag - ) A coarse kind of Rock, somewhat cellular in texture
Adamant - In the former place the Lord says to the Prophet, "I have made thy forehead as an adamant, firmer than a Rock; that is, endued thee with undaunted courage
Lichen - The species are very widely distributed, and form irregular spots or patches, usually of a greenish or yellowish color, upon Rocks, trees, and various bodies, to which they adhere with great tenacity. They are often improperly called Rock moss or tree moss
Rimmon - A Rock whither the 600 surviving Benjamites retreated after the slaughter of their tribe
Gihon - A pool still exists in the spot referred to, three hundred feet long, two hundred wide, and twenty deep, with steps at two corners; and recently, in digging to lay the foundations of the Anglican church, an immense conduit was discovered running east and west, thirty feet under ground built of stone and coated with cement, and partly cut out of solid Rock
Sepulcher, Holy - It was a new monument, belonging to Joseph of Arimathea, hewn out of a Rock, and closed by a great stone (Matthew 27)
Cave - ]'>[9] says that there are ‘innumerable instances of stables cut in Rock, resembling the Bethlehem grotto. ...
Rock-hewn tombs, or caves for burial, were of four distinct kinds: (1) tombs which were cut down into the Rock, in the same way in which graves are dug at the present time in European countries; the body was let down into these; (2) tombs cut into the face of the Rock, into which the bodies were pushed; (3) tombs, somewhat like the last class, excepting that within, against the wall, there was a kind of step, about two feet high, upon which the body was laid; (4) tombs which were little more than a shelf cut into the Rock, just long enough and high enough to hold the body
House (2) - ; (2) ‘built his house upon a Rock’ (Matthew 7:24), ‘the house of the ruler’ (Mark 5:38), etc. In a limestone country like Palestine, if one dig deep enough, he finds almost anywhere a stratum of solid Rock. It is still true that the wise man builds his house upon the Rock (Matthew 7:24). It is common there now to dig down to the Rock and lay the foundation of even the ‘house of clay’ upon it. Matthew 7:25 ‘It was founded,’ might well be rendered, ‘It was foundationed upon the Rock,’ if we had such a word in English. Luke (Luke 6:48) says, ‘dug, and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the Rock. ’...
In the mountainous regions limestone Rock was the building material chiefly used, as it was abundant, easily quarried, and readily worked. Then, occasionally, in some inviting place, a cave would be hewn out of the Rock, de novo
Offense - "...
The key Old Testament verse that is quoted several times in the New Testament and formulates the significant function of Christ as the "rock of offense" is Isaiah 8:14 : "He will become a sanctuary, a stone one strikes against; for both houses of Israel he will become a Rock one stumbles over—a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem" (NRSV). Therefore, the "scandal" of the cross was that both Jews and Gentiles stumbled over the Rock because they did not approach him by faith
Slide - ) A small dislocation in beds of Rock along a line of fissure. ) The descent of a mass of earth, Rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare Rock left by a land slide
Cancer - ) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the Rock crab, Jonah crab, etc
Crystal - ) The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; - called also Rock crystal
Slump - ) To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; - said of masses of earth or Rock
Theatre - The seats were placed concentrically, being commonly carved out of the Rock
Maktesh - Isaiah 22:1, "the valley of vision"; Jeremiah 22:1, "O inhabitress of the valley and Rock of the plain," doomed to be the scene of its people being as it were pounded in "the mortar" (Proverbs 27:22)
Bass - ) Species of Serranus, the sea bass and Rock bass
Jah - Only in poetry: Isaiah 12:2, "Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is my strength and my song"; (Isaiah 26:4) "in Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is the Rock of ages
Offense - The application of the image of the Rock of offense to Christ is a special case of this sense (Romans 9:33 ; Galatians 5:11 ; 1 Peter 2:8 )
Peace: False - Earth will Rock with thunder-blasts; granite peaks will be dissolved; all nature will tremble beneath the fury of the storm
Dump - ) A pile of ore or Rock
Roof - ) The surface or bed of Rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein
Crystal - We further find "crystal," the Rock crystal, in Revelation 4:6; Revelation 22:1; also the epithet crystal-clear is given to jasper
Hew, Hew Down, Hewn - ...
A — 2: λατομέω (Strong's #2998 — Verb — latomeo — lat-om-eh'-o ) signifies "to hew out stones" (from latomos, "a stone-cutter;" las, "a stone," temno, "to cut"), and is used of the sepulchre which Joseph of Arimathaea had "hewn" out of a Rock for himself, where the body of the Lord was buried, Matthew 27:60 ; Mark 15:46
Kadesh - Here the people murmured for want of water, as their forefathers had done formerly at Rephidim; and Moses, irritated by their chidings, "with his rod smote the Rock twice," instead of "speaking to the Rock before their eyes," as the Lord had commanded him (Compare Numbers 27:14 ; Deuteronomy 9:23 ; Psalm 106:32,33 )
Catacombs, Roman - The burial chambers are hollowed out of the Rock and there are tiers of graves along the gallery walls. They imitated the cemeteries which the Jews living at Rome had laid out in the manner of the Rock-graves of Palestine
Kadesh - Here the people murmured for want of water, as their forefathers had done formerly at Rephidim; and Moses, irritated by their chidings, "with his rod smote the Rock twice," instead of "speaking to the Rock before their eyes," as the Lord had commanded him (Compare Numbers 27:14 ; Deuteronomy 9:23 ; Psalm 106:32,33 )
Siloam, Pool of - The water passes from it by a channel cut in the Rock into the gardens below. ) ...
Many years ago (1880) a youth, while wading up the conduit by which the water enters the pool, accidentally discovered an inscription cut in the Rock, on the eastern side, about 19 feet from the pool
Hor - The white chalk summit rises on a dark red sandstone bore Rock, 5,300 feet above the Mediterranean. A flight of steps cut in the Rock leads up a precipice to it. " Moses' death was in solitude, but with Gilead's heights, and Benjamin's hills, and the rich Jordan valley in view; whereas Aaron's last looks rested on rugged Edom, and chalky mount Seir, and the red sandstone Rocks round Petra, and the dreary Arabah
Gezer - side, engraved on a horizontal Rock, is a bilingual Greek and Hebrew inscription marking the limit of Gezer (Numbers 35:5) as a Levitical city with its portion without the city. ) The inscription in the Rock discovered by Ganneau, "the boundary of Gezer," verifies the conjecture that Abou Shusheh on the plain between Jaffa and Jerusalem is the site of Gezer The discovery of the limit outside the city probably defines "a sabbath day's journey
Stones - The Jews "fell" on Messiah "the Rock of offense and were broken"; the Rock shall fall on antichrist who "burdens himself with it" by his assault on the restored Jews, and "grind him to powder" (Zechariah 13; 14)
Engedi - The spot where this transaction took place, was a cavern in the Rock, sufficiently large to contain in its recesses the whole of David's men, six hundred in number, unperceived by Saul when he entered. Many of these were natural cavities in the limestone Rock, similar to those in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and in the Mendip hills in Somersetshire; and others, excavations made by the primeval inhabitants, for defence, or for shelter from the sun; and which subsequently served as retreats for robbers, as they are at this day. Clarke has described similar retreats in the Rocks near Bethlehem; others, between Jerusalem and Jericho, are mentioned by Mr
Roman Catacombs - The burial chambers are hollowed out of the Rock and there are tiers of graves along the gallery walls. They imitated the cemeteries which the Jews living at Rome had laid out in the manner of the Rock-graves of Palestine
Tombs - The Jewish Rock tombs are of three classes:...
(1) Κokim tombs, which have parallel tunnels running in, three or four side by side, from the walls of a rectangular chamber; the bodies lay with their feet toward the chamber, and stone pillows for the heads at the further end; the entrance door is in the face of the cliff; this is the most ancient form of tomb, for the kokim are found sometimes in part destroyed to enlarge the tomb on a different system. ...
(2) Loculus tombs; these often have decorated facades, within the chamber has an arched recess with Rock-cut sarcophagus or loculus beneath, the body lying parallel to the side of the chamber; the rolling stone is found with the loculus , hardly ever with the koka tomb; our Lord's sepulchre was therefore a loculus . The so-called sepulchres of Joseph and Nicodemus are unmistakably Jewish kokim , Rock-hewn. The side of the kok was cut away, and a canopy of Rock left over its bed. In course of time, by pilgrims carrying off relics of Rock the kok became entirely isolated, the canopy disappeared, and the tomb assumed its present form (Major Wilson). ...
"It was a cave and a stone lay upon it"; so Mark 16:3-4, "who shall roll us away the stone ('very great') from the door of the sepulchre?" The Rock-cut tombs are few, not 1,000 in or near Jerusalem, so that the majority had to be content with graves dug in the earth. Shebna "hewed out a sepulchre on high," namely, in the Rocks, for himself and his family. Isaiah (Isaiah 22:16) at the very spot accosts him, "what hast thou here, and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high and that graveth an habitation for himself in a Rock?" (See SHEBNA. There is a like opening into the tomb under the Dome of the Rock, if tomb it be. The Rock-cut sepulchre under the wall of the present church of the Holy Sepulchre may be the site of the burial of the idolatrous kings. The stairs of the city of David led down Ophel to near the pool of Siloam; probably then David's tomb was either cut in the face of the Rock or near to the top of the steep (40 or 50 feet high) with which Ophel ridge ends, just over Siloam. of Jerusalem, are Rock-hewn tombs betraying by their ornamentation Greek and Roman times. "The tomb of James" is between the other two; a verandah with two Doric pillars of a late Greek order; behind is a Rock-cut chamber with deep loculi, and in the rear is an apartment with three shallow loculi, which therefore are post-Judaic. Major Wilson divides tombs thus: (1) Rock hewn (the oldest) tombs; (2) Masonry tombs (as at Kedesh and Tel Hum); and (3) Sarcophagi . The simplest of (1) is a grave-shaped loculus sunk in the Rock, with a covering slab; so at Kedesh; a second kind is an arched recess in the Rock and a loculus sunk under it, as at Meiron; sometimes loculi are cut in the sides of a natural cavern
Moriah - It has been supposed that the highest point of the temple hill, which is now covered by the Mohammedan Kubbetes-Sakhrah, or "Dome of the Rock," is the actual site of Araunah's threshing-floor
Nicolas Poussin - Other works are The Rape of the Sabines; The Childhood of Jupiter; Moses Striking the Rock; Et in Arcadia Ego, and the set called The Seven Sacraments
Beth-Zur - (behth-zuhr) Place name meaning, “house of the Rock
Prayer: Its Power Against Satan - There is a huge Rock upon the Swiss side of the St
Gape - To open in fissures or crevices as a gaping Rock
Cistern, - Jerusalem depends mainly for water upon its cisterns, of which almost every private house possesses one or more, excavated in the Rock on which the city is built
Joktan - The seafaring element was derived from the Cushites, the Shemites not being seafaring; also the Cyclopean masonry and the Rock cut Himyeritic inscriptions indicate the presence of Cushites
Stone - , "Peter"); petros denotes "a piece of a Rock, a detached stone or boulder," in contrast to petra, "a mass of Rock. " See Rock
Milk And Honey - Yahveh is said to feed his elect with honey out of the Rock (Psalms 80); Samson found a honey-comb in the mouth of a dead lion (Judges 14); the people of Israel found the wild honey in a stream upon the earth (1 Kings 14)
Rhegium - The whirlpool of Charybdis and the Rock of Scylla are in this neighbourhood, and were a terror to the ancient navigators with their small vessels
Rizpah - Rizpah spread sackcloth on the Rock, a sign that the land repented, and watched the dead till the anger of Jehovah relented and the rain came
Etam - ,; RSV, "cleft") of a Rock here Samson retired after his slaughter of the Philistines (Judges 15:8,11 ). On the crest of a Rocky knoll, under the village, is a long tunnel, which may be the "cleft" in which Samson hid
Election - Andrew Fuller remarks, in a letter to two relatives:: ' I used to think that the doctrine of election was a reason why we need not pray, and I fear there are many who split upon this Rock, who think it is to no purpose to pray, as things will be as they will be
Death (2) - Another is creeping along stealthily, like a man in ambuscade, and there he stands a consolidated Rock; he has looked only upon that head, and he is frozen into stone
Ebal - Ebal rises 3100 feet with its stark Rock, bare of vegetation, giving the appearance of curse
Oreb And Zeeb - The Rock Oreb and the wine-press Zeeb took their names from this incident
Ehud - He may have been one of the 600 left-handed slingers who escaped to the Rock Rimmon just thirteen years before
Honey, Milk And - Yahveh is said to feed his elect with honey out of the Rock (Psalms 80); Samson found a honey-comb in the mouth of a dead lion (Judges 14); the people of Israel found the wild honey in a stream upon the earth (1 Kings 14)
Country - ) The Rock through which a vein runs
Wine-Press, Wine-Fat - Places have been found which apparently were used for this purpose: they are hewn out of a Rock with a shallow channel by which the juice could escape
Wall - ) The country Rock bounding a vein laterally
Amethyst - (ἀμέθυστος, Revelation 21:20)...
A variety of quartz of Rock-crystal, of purple or bluish violet colour
Amaziah - He made war on the Edomites; 10,000 were slain, and 10,000 cast down from the top of the Rock
Look - 51:1-2: “… Look unto the Rock whence ye are hewn
Cyprus - The island was extremely fertile, and abounded in wine, oil, honey, wool, copper, agate, and a beautiful species of Rock crystal
You - This at a distance looks like a Rock but as you approach it, you see a little cabin
Souls: Care For - In Switzerland, where land is very precious because Rock abounds and the rugged soil is chary in its yieldings, you see the husbandman looking after a little tuft of grass growing on one of the edges of a lofty cliff. From the valley he had caught a sight of it and thought of clambering up to where it grew, but the Rock was all too steep
Almighty - ‘Rock’ as a title of God in Deuteronomy 32:4 ; Deuteronomy 32:18 ; Deuteronomy 32:30-31 ), or ‘Lord. The first (‘Shaddai is my Rock’) is specially interesting if the meaning given above is correct
Grave - Caves were often chosen as a convenient alternative to the cost and time involved in cutting a Rock tomb. Because they offered both an abundance of caves and ideal locations for constructing Rock hewn shafts, Palestinian hillsides were a common choice for grave sites. ...
The tomb cut out of Rock was sometimes fashioned to serve as a multiple grave with separate chambers
Temple, Herod's - , the "Dome of the Rock," or the Mosque of Omar. In the centre of the dome there is a bare, projecting Rock, the highest part of Moriah (q. , "rock. " Over this Rock the altar of burnt-offerings stood
Jesse, Rod of - thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the Rock before them and it shall yield waters" (Numbers 20)
Miracle - It is above the natural law, as when one dead is restored to life; contrary to this law, as when Moses caused water to gush from a Rock; independent of the law, as when something that might be done by natural causes, e
Gath - Its site is identified with Tell es Safl, 31 43' N, 34 51' E , where there are extensive ruins and cisterns hewn out of the Rock
Beer - What a contrast was this Beer, digged amidst the people's joyous songs in honor of their princes, to the miraculous smiting of the Rock amidst their murmuring against God and their leaders (Numbers 20:2)
Myrrh - This is judged to be a fragrant resinous gum gathered from the leaves of the cistus , or Rock rose
Rimmon - ...
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"Rock of," to which the Benjamites fled (Judges 20:45,47 ; 21:13 ), and where they maintained themselves for four months after the fearful battle at Gibeah, in which they were almost exterminated, 600 only surviving out of about 27,000
Stone - " (See Rock
Golgotha - The skull-like appearance of the Rock in the southern precipice of the hillock is very remarkable
Gallery - Others have suggested the Hebrew refers to underlying Rock formations that protruded into the structure
Myrrh - ]'>[2] ‘myrrh’ in Genesis 37:25 ; Genesis 43:11 , is a fragrant resin from the Cislus or ‘rock rose,’ a common Palestine shrub
Shaphan - SHAPHAN (‘coney’ or ‘rock-badger’; an old totem clan-name so W
Dothan - To this day there are numerous cisterns hewn in the Rock, and bottle shaped with hallow mouth, such as egress, would be impossible from without help
Longings: of the Soul Often Painful - Have you never seen a caged eagle with its breast or wing bleeding from blows received by dashing against the wire of its cage? The poor creature dreamed of the forest and the craggy Rock, and, filled with aspirations for sublimest flight, it stretched its wings and flew upward, only to bring itself into sharp contact with its prison
Aaron, Rod of - thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the Rock before them and it shall yield waters" (Numbers 20)
Akeldama - The identification has not been traced earlier than the Crusaders, who erected here a charnel-house, the ruins of which still remain a vault about 70 feet long and 20 feet wide (internal dimensions) erected over and covering the entrance to some of the ancient Rock-cut tombs which abound in the valley
Cleave - To part or divide by force to split or rive to open or serve the cohering parts of a body, by cutting or by the application of force as, to cleave wood to cleave a Rock to cleave the flood
Crystal - Rock crystal, or mountain crystal, a general name for all the transparent crystals of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless quartz
Esteem - Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation
Hollow - Containing an empty space, natural or artificial, within a solid substance not solid as a hollow tree a hollow Rock a hollow sphere
Pool - Partly hewn in the Rock, partly built with masonry; all lined with cement; formed on successive levels with conduits from the upper to the lower; with flights of steps from the top to the bottom of each: in the sides of Etham valley, with a dam across its opening, which forms the eastern side of the lowest pool
Skip - ) An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and Rock
Scout - ) A projecting Rock
Rim'Mon - ...
Rimmon the Rock, a cliff or inaccessible natural fastness, in which the six hundred Benjamites who escaped the slaughter of Gibeah took refuge
Backsliding - On the latter passage Chrysostom observes, "When a house has a strong foundation, suppose an arch fall, some of the beams break, or a wall decline, while the foundation is good, these breaches may be repaired; so in religion, whilst a person maintains the true doctrines, and remains on the firm Rock, though he fall, true repentance may restore him to the favour and image of God: but as in a house, when the foundation is bad, nothing can save the building from ruin; so when heretical doctrines are admitted for a foundation, nothing can save the professor from destruction
Rod of Jesse - thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the Rock before them and it shall yield waters" (Numbers 20)
Scripture, Rod in - thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the Rock before them and it shall yield waters" (Numbers 20)
Lever - ) An arm on a Rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it
Log - ) To move to and fro; to Rock
Rim'Mon - ...
Rimmon the Rock, a cliff or inaccessible natural fastness, in which the six hundred Benjamites who escaped the slaughter of Gibeah took refuge
Altar - Now the nearest analogy to the disc of leather spread on the ground, which was and is the table of the Semitic nomad, was the smooth face of the native Rock, such as that on which Manoah spread his offering ( Judges 13:19 f. The well-known Rock-surfaces, in Palestine and elsewhere, with their mysterious cup-marks typical specimens are illustrated PEFSt Kir - ...
Now Kerak, capital of Moat, on the top of a hill 3,000 feet above the Dead Sea, surrounded on all sides by deep ravines, and these by hills from whence the Israelite slingers hurled when they could not take the place; entered by a tunnel through the solid Rock for 100 feet distance; a deep. Rock hewn moat separates the massive citadel from the town
Argob (2) - ; of oval shape, a vast accumulation of basaltic Rocks, in wild disorder, intersected with fissures; the black basalt seemingly having issued from the ground liquid, then become agitated, them split by internal convulsion. The Rock is hard as flint, and emits a metallic sound when struck. a sharply defined frontier, as if measured off by a rope, the Rocky rampart that encircles the Lejah "in a circle clearly defined as a Rocky shore line. Solid walls, four feet thick, and stones on one another without cement; the roofs enormous slabs of basaltic Rock, like iron; the doors and gates are of stone, 18 inches thick, secured by ponderous bars
Caves - ...
Rock caverns abound along the shore of the sea of Tiberias, and were often used as tombs, the bodies being laid in excavated shelves at the sides. The Rock tombs near Jerusalem are assigned to kings and prophets with less certainty
Fell - He is the Rock of Ages, the Cornerstone, the Rock foundation
Hormah - (hawr' mah) Place name meaning, “split Rock” or “cursed for destruction
Modin - There are numerous Rock-tombs about, some of them traditionally known as Qabûr el-Yehûd , or ‘the Jews’ tombs,’ but nothing is to be seen in any way suggestive of the Maccabæan mausoleum
Ossifrage - , "bone-breaker"]'>[1] by letting them fall on a Rock from a great height. These he generally obtains by pushing them over cliffs, when he has watched his opportunity; and he has been known to attack men while climbing Rocks, and dash them against the bottom
Spot - ...
A — 2: σπίλος (Strong's #4696 — Noun Masculine — spilas — spee'-los ) is rendered "spots" in Jude 1:12 , AV: see Rock , No
Pool - ...
Most of the pools near the cities were carved from stone, fed by rainwater channeled into them by channels cut in the Rock
Hauran - ...
Ruins of Roman towns abound with buildings untenanted, though perfect with walls, roofs, and doors of black basalt Rock, there being no timber in the Hauran. El Lejah is a Rocky plain N
Truth - Here he points you to a little stream rushing from amid the Rocks, and indicates its rise and progress; there he points to some peculiar Rock and tells you its name, then takes you into a large natural hail, tells you how many persons once feasted in it, and so on
Rider - ) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it
Brick - Genesis 11:3 (c) This is a type of man-made religious programs which lack the consistency, strength and durability of the Rock of Ages
Sorek - Βeit Αtab ("rock Etam") is two miles westward; on the N
Areopagus - The hill referred to is a bare, shapeless mass of Rock in Athens, about 380 feet high
Hole - A cell a den a cave or cavern in the earth an excavation in a Rock or tree a pit, &c
Vein - ) A narrow mass of Rock intersecting other Rocks, and filling inclined or vertical fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; - often limited, in the language of miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which contains useful minerals or ores
Jumper - ) an instrument for boring holes in Rocks by percussion without hammering, consisting of a bar of iron with a chisel-edged steel tip at one or both ends, operated by striking it against the Rock, turning it slightly with each blow
Leviathan - The context of (Psalm 104:26 ) seems to show that in this passage the name represents some animal of the whale tribe, which is common in the Mediterranean; but it is somewhat uncertain what animal is denoted in (Isaiah 27:1 ) As the term leviathan is evidently used in no limited sense, it is not improbable that the "leviathan the piercing serpent," or "leviathan the crooked serpent," may denote some species of the great Rock-snakes which are common in south and west Africa
Almond Tree; Almond - It is curious to observe, in connection with the almond bowls of the golden candlestick, that, in the language of lapidaries, almonds are pieces of Rock crystal, even now used in adorning branch candlesticks
Image, Nebuchadnezzar's - According to one interpretation, the various materials refer to the line of Neo-Babylonian kings which came to an end with the conquest of Cyrus who is identified as the divinely ordained Rock (Daniel 2:45 ; compare Isaiah 44:28 ; Isaiah 45:1 ). The Roman period extends until the time of Christ who is the God-ordained Rock which ends the power of the Gentiles (Daniel 7:1 ; Luke 21:24 ; Revelation 16:19 )
Glory - And the Lord said, There is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a Rock: and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in the cleft of the Rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by; and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:" (the train, the fainter rays of the glory:) "but my face shall not be seen," Exodus 33:18
Mountains - Says Paxton, "There are many districts that are sadly encumbered with Rock, yet the soil among these Rocks is of a very superior kind: and were the Rock somewhat broken up, the large pieces piled, and the small mixed with the soil, it might be made very productive. There is very striking proof of this in some districts, as that about Hebron, which abounds with Rock, and yet is covered with the most productive vineyards. As to such a Rocky country being so spoken of in the days of the patriarchs, I suppose that it was in truth, at that time the finest of lands; that the Rock which now lies bare in so many places, was then all covered with earth of the richest kind. In observing too the singular manner in which the most Rocky mountains have at one time been made, through vast labor and industry, to yield an abundant return to the husbandman, we saw clearly the meaning of the promise in Ezekiel, But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit
Tomb, Grave, Sepulchre - The country is one long limestone ridge, and almost everywhere the hills are naturally terraced, while the soft Rock is easily worked. ...
The forms of sepulture were these:—(a) The simplest, though not the commonest, form was an excavation in the Rock surface, roughly corresponding to the shape of the human body, and covered with a slab of stone countersunk till it was level with the ground. ’ (b) A chamber was excavated in the limestone Rock-face, and long narrow recesses, perhaps six feet by two, were cut into the Rock at right angles to the face. … In the Rock floors are seen grave-pits, sunken side by side, full of men’s bones, and bones are strewed upon the sanded floors. The door of the sepulchre was made intentionally small, and was closed by a great stone, sometimes circular, that ran in grooves in the Rock. In Lebanon the present writer saw a tomb which had been excavated in the Rock-face from a point below the normal level of the soil
Peter - Peter (pç'ter), stone, or Rock; Syriac Cephas; Greek Petros. His new name "Peter" ("rock-man") was given him when he was called to the apostleship. The church was built (not on Petros, but Petra—a Rock), on his confession of the foundation, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God
Bethesda - " Others again identify it with the twin pools called the "Souterrains," under the convent of the Sisters of Zion, situated in what must have been the Rock-hewn ditch between Bezetha and the fortress of Antonia
Gadara - They are excavated in the limestone Rock, and consist of chambers of various dimensions, some more than 20 feet square, with recesses in the sides for bodies
se'la, - (the Rock ), ( 2 Kings 14:7 ; Isaiah 16:1 ) so rendered in the Authorized Version in Judges city later (2 Chronicles 25:12 ) probably known as Petra, the ruins of which are found about two days journey north of the top of the Gulf of Akabah and three or four south from Jericho and about halfway between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the northern end of the Gulf of Akabah
Seal - The process would be accomplished by stretching a cord across the stone that blocked the entrance, and by sealing the two ends of the cord against the wall of Rock
Caesarea Philippi - Under the ancient castle of the Crusaders a copious stream issued from a cave, now much choked with fallen fragments of Rock, where was the shrine of Pan
Floor - ) The Rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit
Pocket - ) A cavity in a Rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity
Arkansas - The diocese of Little Rock comprises the state
Chuza - 1898) with the father of one Hayyân whose family erected a Rock-cut tomb at el-Hegr in Arabia, with the inscription: לחין בד בוזא אחדה ‘To Hayyân, son of Kûzâ, his posterity (erected this tomb)
Kadesh, Kadeshbarnea - It was here also that Moses smote the Rock when the people murmured for water
Kadesh or Kadesh-Barnea - At their second visit occurred the death of Miriam, the murmuring of the people for water, the miraculous supply, the sin of Aaron and Moses in smiting the Rock, and the fruitless request for a passage through Edom, Numbers 20:1-22
Partridge - The chukar or Rock partridge ( Caccabis chukar ) is the commonest of game birds
Resurrection of Christ - In its relation to Christian doctrine it stands as a Rock of strength, assuring us of God's acceptance of the expiatory Sacrifice, of Christ's triumphant accomplishment of the work of redemption, and of his raising to immortal life the souls and bodies of his people
Scrape - I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a Rock
Seal - The process would be accomplished by stretching a cord across the stone that blocked the entrance, and by sealing the two ends of the cord against the wall of Rock
Maon - Saul was on one side of the mountain, David on the other, when a message announcing a Philistine invasion called Saul away; the Rock that separated the pursuer and the pursued was called "Sela-hammahlekoth," the Rock of divisions. On the same level as Tell Zif; the passage 1 Samuel 23:24-25, refers to the wady el War, "valley of Rocks," a rugged place having its head close to Tell Main; the long ridges running E
Christ - Some types of CHRIST:...
Aaron, Exodus 28:2 (c)...
Adam, Genesis 5:2 (c)...
Ark, (covenant), Exodus 25:10 (c)...
Ark, (Noah's), Genesis 6:14 (c)...
Ass, Genesis 49:14 (c)...
Author, Hebrews 5:9 (c)...
Bishop, 1 Peter 2:25 (a)...
Body, 1 Corinthians 12:12 (a)...
Branch, Zechariah 3:8 (a)...
Bread, John 6:51 (a)...
Bridegroom, Matthew 25:1 (b)...
Bullock, Leviticus 1:5 (c)...
Burnt Offering, Leviticus 1:3 (b)...
Calf, Revelation 4:7 (b)...
Captain, Hebrews 2:10 (a)...
Chief, Song of Solomon 5:10 (b)...
Commander, Isaiah 55:4 (b)...
Cornerstone, Isaiah 28:16 (a)...
Covert, Isaiah 32:2 (a)...
David, 2 Samuel 19:10 (c)...
Day, Psalm 118:24 (b)...
Door, John 10:9 (a)...
Eagle, Revelation 4:7 (b)...
Flour, Leviticus 2:1 (c)...
Foundation, Isaiah 28:16 (b)...
Fountain, Zechariah 13:1 (b)...
Garment, Isaiah 61:10 (b), Romans 13:14...
Gate, Psalm 118:20 (b)...
Gold, Isaiah 13:12 (a)...
Headstone, Psalm 113:22 (b)...
Heir, Hebrews 1:2 (a)...
Hen, Matthew 23:37 (a)...
Hiding Place, Isaiah 32:2 (a)...
High Priest, Hebrews 4:14 (a)...
Isaac, Genesis 24:36 (c)...
Jacob, Genesis 32:28 (c)...
Jonah, Matthew 12:40 (a)...
Joseph, Genesis 37:7 (c)...
Joshua, Joshua 1:1 (c)...
Judge, Acts 17:31 (a)...
King, Psalm 2:6 (a)...
Lamb, Revelation 5:6 (a)...
Leaves, Revelation 22:2 (c)...
Light, John 8:12 (a)...
Lily of the Valleys, Song of Solomon 2:1 (c)...
Lion, Revelation 5:5 (a)...
Manna, John 6:32 (a)...
Master of the House, Luke 13:25 (b)...
Meal, 2 Kings 4:41 (c)...
Mediator (umpire), 1 Timothy 2:5 (a)...
Melchizedek, Genesis 14:18 (c)...
Merchantman, Matthew 13:45 (b)...
Owl, Psalm 102:6 (a)...
Ox:, Ezekiel 1:10 (b)...
Passover, 1 Corinthians 5:7 (a)...
Peace Offering, Leviticus 3:1 (c)...
Pelican, Psalm 102:6 (a)...
Physician, Jeremiah 8:22 (c)...
Pigeon, Leviticus 12:6 (c)...
Propitiation (mercy seat), Romans 3:25 (a)...
Ram, Genesis 22:13 (a)...
Rock, Matthew 16:18 (a)...
Rock of Ages, Isaiah 26:4 (margin) (a)...
Rose of Sharon, Song of Solomon 2:1 (c)...
Root, Revelation 22:16 (a)...
Sabbath, Colossians 2:16-17 (b)...
Seed, Genesis 3:15 (a)...
Serpent, John 3:14 (a)...
Shepherd, John 10:11 (a)...
Sin, 2 Corinthians 5:21 (a)...
Sin Offering, Leviticus 4:32 (c)...
Solomon, 1 Kings 10:13 (c)...
Sower, Matthew 13:37 (a)...
Sparrow, Psalm 102:7 (a)...
Star, Revelation 22:16 (a)...
Sun, Malachi 4:2 (a)...
Temple, John 2:19 (a)...
Thief, Revelation 3:3 (a)...
Tree, Revelation 22:2 (b)...
Trespass Offering, Leviticus 5:6 (c)...
Turtle dove, Leviticus 1:14 (c)...
Vine, John 15:5 (a)...
Worm, Psalm 22:6 (a)...
Partridge - It is not an inhabitant of the plain or the corn-field, but of Rocky hill-sides" (Tristram's Nat. Both are essentially mountain and Rock birds, thus differing from the English partridge, which loves cultivated fields
Net - amphiblestron), which was thrown from a Rock or a boat at any fish that might be seen (Matthew 4:18 ; Mark 1:16 )
Rizpah - Rizpah thereupon took her place on the Rock of Gibeah (q
Millo - Loads of earth and Rock were dumped behind the walls to form large terraces to support the royal halls and residences planned by Solomon
Coney - ]'>[3] Rock badger ). It has stiff greyish-brown hair, with softer, lighter-coloured hair on the belly; it is nocturnal in its habits, and lives in holes in the Rocks. Conies are very plentiful along the Rocky shores of the Dead Sea, and also in the Lebanon, especially above Sidon; they can, however, be seen as a rule only between sunset and sunrise. They are gregarious in their habits, and disappear into their Rocky fastnesses ( Psalms 104:18 , Proverbs 30:24 ; Proverbs 30:26 ) with the greatest rapidity on the slightest approach of danger
Golgotha - ...
The stone or Rock perhaps suggested the notion of a hill
Tempest - ...
Isaiah 32:2 (a) Here we see a type of the terrible outpouring of GOD's judgments upon His enemies, but which will not hurt nor harm those who are hidden in the Rock of ages, CHRIST JESUS
Tempest - We, caught in a fiery tempest,shall be hurl'd ...
Each on his Rock transfix'd-- ...
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Altar - ...
In the Mosque of Omar, immediately underneath the great dome, which occupies the site of the old temple, there is a rough projection of the natural Rock, of about 60 feet in its extreme length, and 50 in its greatest breadth, and in its highest part about 4 feet above the general pavement. This Rock seems to have been left intact when Solomon's temple was built. Underneath this Rock is a cave, which may probably have been the granary of Araunah's threshing-floor (1 Chronicles 21:22 )
Kadesh Barnea - Three fountains issue from the chalky Rock. Here water failed, and Moses by impatient striking of the Rock, attribution of the miracle to himself and Aaron ("must we fetch," etc. The cliffs at the mouth of wady el Ghuweir near Ain el Weibeh, and in front of the host in marching eastward through Mount Seir, may have been the scene of Moses' striking the Rock (cela , not tsuwr ) (Numbers 20:7 ff)
Calvary - Buckingham describes the present mount as a Rock, the summit of which is ascended by a steep flight of eighteen or twenty steps from the common level of the church, which is equal with that of the street without; and beside this, there is a descent of thirty steps, from the level of the church, into the chapel of St. Here, also, is shown a cleft in the Rock, said to have been caused by the earthquake which happened at the crucifixion. There is a solid block of the stone left in excavating the Rock, about two feet and a half from the floor, and running along the whole of the inner side; on which the body of our Lord is said to have been laid. This description of the holy sepulchre will but ill-accord with the notions entertained by some English readers of a grave; but a cave or grotto, thus excavated in Rocky ground, on the side of a hill, was the common receptacle for the dead among the eastern nations
Sepulchre - Many of their sepulchres were hewn in Rocks: as that of Shebna, Isaiah 22:16 ; those of the kings of Judah and Israel; and that in which our Savior was laid on Calvary. You approach to it at the east side through an entrance cut out of the natural Rock, which admits you into an open court of about forty paces square, cut down into the Rock with which it is encompassed instead of walls. " ...
"On the west side of the court is a portico nine paces long and four broad, hewn likewise out of the natural Rock. But within you arrive in a large fair room, about seven yards square, cut out of the natural Rock
Temptation - ), "a high and precipitous wall of Rock, 1,200 or 1,500 feet above the plain west of Jordan, near Jericho
Montallegro - The picture was placed in the principal Church of Rapallo for veneration, but two days later it mysteriously disappeared and was again found on a Rock at Montallegro
Edrei - It has been identified with the modern Edr'a, which stands on a Rocky promontory on the south-west edge of the Lejah (the Argob of the Hebrews, and Trachonitis of the Greeks). The wild region of which Edrei was the capital is thus described in its modern aspect: "Elevated about 20 feet above the plain, it is a labyrinth of clefts and crevasses in the Rock, formed by volcanic action; and owing to its impenetrable condition, it has become a refuge for outlaws and turbulent characters, who make it a sort of Cave of Adullam
Fountain - beer), the Bir Eyub, also in the valley of Kidron, south of the King's Gardens, which has been dug through the solid Rock
Experience: Boasting of Its Depth - Be this last my experience: to go so deep as to reach the springs of everlasting love, and find all my poor doings and efforts totally submerged, because the blessed fountains of grace have broken in upon me, covering all the mire, and Rock, and earth of my poor, naturally evil heart
Numbers Book of - 20 we have the description of Moses smiting the Rock, and the notices of Miriam's and Aaron's deaths
Gethsemane - Inside, windows of bluish alabaster veil the altar of a naked Rock by which Jesus is said to have knelt and prayed
Siloam - Hezekiah's inscription preserved on the tunnel wall describes the meeting of tunnel builders boring through Rock from each end of the tunnel
Shake - ) A fissure in Rock or earth
Behind - On the side opposite to that which fronts a person on the other side as behind a bed behind a hill behind a house, tree, or Rock
Areopagus - A narrow naked ridge of limestone Rock at Athens, sloping upwards from the north and terminating in an abrupt precipice on the south, 50 or 60 feet above a valley which divides it from the west end of the Acropolis
Kadesh - Here Miriam died and was buried, and the Rock was smitten for water
Sarah - She died in the valley of Hebron, and Abraham came to Beer-sheba to mourn for her, after which he bought a field of Ephron the Hittite, wherein was a cave hewn in the Rock, called Machpelah, where Sarah was buried, Genesis 23:9
Cisterns - But in addition to these, almost every house in Jerusalem, of any size, is understood to have at least one or more cisterns, excavated in the soft limestone Rock on which the city is built
River - Many of the wadys of Palestine are deep, abrupt chasms or rents in the solid Rock of-the hills, and have a savage, gloomy aspect, far removed from that of an English brook
Debir (1) - The dwellings of Dhoheriyeh are mostly caves in the Rock, with rude arches carved over doorways; Rock excavation is a mark of great antiquity, and is a relic of the troglodyte or primitive Canaanite way of living
Kenites - ...
Thus "strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a Rock," is figurative. The Kenites did not as Edom dwell in the Rocks (Obadiah 1:3-4), but by leaving their nomadic life near Horeb to join Israel wandering in quest of a home the Kenite really placed his rest upon a safe Rock, and would only be carried away when Assyria and Babylon took Israel and Judah; with the difference however that Judah should be restored, but the Kenites not so because they forfeited God's blessing by maintaining independence of Israel though intimately joined and by never entering inwardly into God's covenant of grace with Israel
Olive - Many of these presses were cut in the Rock before houses were built upon it. These appear both on the hill-sides and also on the Rock-surface. The Rock in the press-surface was usually left bare, but the receiving-vat was often cemented
Sheet - ) An extensive bed of an eruptive Rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata
Moore, Thomas - His prose works include: "History of Captain Rock and his Ancestors," dealing with English misrule of Ireland; "Life of Sheridan," 1825; "Life of Byron," 1830; "Life of Lord Edward Fitzgerald," 1831; and "Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion," 1834
Athens - , a square Rock 150 feet high; W
Myrrh - It is probably correctly rendered by the Latin word ladanum, the Arabic ladan, an aromatic juice of a shrub called the Cistus or Rock rose, which has the same qualities, though in a slight degree, of opium, whence a decoction of opium is called laudanum
Salt - ...
The Jebel Usdum, to the south of the Dead Sea, is a mountain of Rock salt about 7 miles long and from 2 to 3 miles wide and some hundreds of feet high
Myrrh - Lot is not strictly myrrh but ladanum , the resinous exudation of the Cistus ("rock rose") Creticus , growing in Gilead where no myrrh grew, and exported into Egypt (Genesis 37:25; Genesis 43:11)
Ant - As the ant lays up in store in its earthen nest, so we take advantage of the shelter of the Rock of Ages, and lay up treasure in Heaven
Earth - ) The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm Rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth
Pearl - " The orientals anciently valued the Rock crystal for its beauty and pure luster
Wax - ) A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of Rock salt and coal; - called also mineral wax, and ozocerite
Earthquake - Cyril of Jerusalem says, that the Rocks upon mount Calvary were shown in his time, which had been rent asunder by this earthquake. Maundrell and Sandys testify the same, and say that they examined the breaches in the Rock, and were convinced that they were the effects of an earthquake
Punishments of the Hebrews - The precipice, or throwing persons headlong from a Rock, with a stone tied about the neck, 2 Chronicles 25:12
Thomas Moore - His prose works include: "History of Captain Rock and his Ancestors," dealing with English misrule of Ireland; "Life of Sheridan," 1825; "Life of Byron," 1830; "Life of Lord Edward Fitzgerald," 1831; and "Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion," 1834
San Marino - At the beginning it was a religious community on a steep Rock; gradually settlements were made around it, the ground was cultivated, and a government organized
Sabas, Saint - Several persons joining him, he laid the foundations of his monastery on a Rock on the Kidron river, where it still remains
Coney - Instead of holes, they seem to delight in more airy places, in the mouths of caves, or clefts in the Rock. "He is above all other animals so much attached to the Rocks, that I never once," says Mr. David describes him very pertinently, and joins him to other animals perfectly known: ‘The hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and the Rocks for the saphan:' and Solomon says that ‘they are exceeding wise,' that they are ‘but a feeble folk, yet make their houses in the Rocks. ' Now this, I think, very obviously fixes the ashkoko to be the saphan; for his weakness seems to allude to his feet, and how inadequate these are to dig holes in the Rock, where yet, however, he lodges. From their tenderness these are very liable to be excoriated or hurt; notwithstanding which, they build houses in the Rocks more inaccessible than those of the rabbit, and in which they abide in greater safety, not by exertion of strength, for they have it not, but are truly, as Solomon says, ‘a feeble folk,' but by their own sagacity and judgment; and are therefore justly described as wise
ka'Desh, ka'Desh-Bar'ne-a - Clay Trumbull of Philadelphia, visiting the spot in 1881, succeeded in rendering almost certain that the site of Kadesh is Ain Kadis (spelled also Gadis and Quadis ); "the very same name, letter for letter in Arabic and Hebrew, with the scriptural fountain of Kadesh --the 'holy fountain,' as the name means-- which gushed forth when Moses smote the Rock. Standing out from the mountain range at the northward of the beautiful oasis amphitheater was the 'large single mass or small hill of solid Rock' which Rowlands looked at as the cliff (sela) smitten by Moses to cause it to 'give forth its water' when its flowing had ceased
Avignon - The 11th-century Romanesque cathedral of Notre Dame des Doms (Our Lady of the Bishops' Rock) contains the papal throne and fine Gothic tombs of John XXII and Benedict XII
Engedi - "The wilderness of Engedi" is explained as" the Rocks of the wild goats" (1 Samuel 24:4). below the top of the cliffs, bursting from the limestone Rock down the deep descent amidst banks of acacia, mimosa, and lotus
Hearing: For Others - The want of a self-applying conscience causes much of the best of preaching to fall like rain upon a Rock, from which it soon runs off; or if a little is caught in a hollow, it only stagnates, and then dries away, leaving no blessing behind
Nain - The Rock-cut tombs to the East, however, bespeak a much higher antiquity
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Jeremiah 48:28 (a) This type represents the believer who finds his home, his life, and all his affairs wholly resting in the Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Rock of Ages
Man (the Good): Beneficial Influence of - Alexander Von Humboldt thus writes of the cow-tree:: 'On the barren flank of a Rock grows a tree with coriaceous and dry leaves
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Deuteronomy 32:13 (a) The Rock represents the Lord JESUS, and the honey represents the sweetness, the loveliness and all those precious graces which one receives from CHRIST by faith
Abilene - The identity of Suk with Abila is confirmed by a Roman Rock-inscription to the west of the town
Gerizim - A ledge of Rock half-way up the hill is still often called ‘Jotham’s pulpit
Foundation - He is the wonderful Person on whom it is built; the Rock of ages
Type - Thus Adam and Melchizedek, the prophetic and the priestly office, manna and the brazen serpent, the smitten Rock and the passage over Jordan, the Passover and the Day of Atonement, Canaan and the cities of refuge are scriptural types of Christ
Field - And where it is said ‘some fell upon stony places’ (Authorized Version), the real allusion is to the underlying Rock of limestone. The traveller finds numberless places where a broad, flat, limestone Rock lies just beneath the surface of the field, with only a thin layer of earth upon it (cf. Luke 8:6; Luke 8:13 ‘the Rock’). ‘Stony ground’ (Authorized Version, following early English versions) suggests a soil abounding in loose stones, such as is often found there producing good wheat; but the picture is rather of a soil into which the seeds could not sink deep, and, the film of earth being readily heated because of the underlying Rock, they would come up sooner than elsewhere, and at first would look uncommonly flourishing; but, not being able to send roots deep into the moist earth (cf
Metaphor - the term ‘Rock’ applied to God (frequently in the Psalms and elsewhere in the OT); (3) both ideas are in the animate sphere, e. ...
1 Corinthians 10:4 : ‘And the Rock was Christ. Paul refers to the Rabbinic legend that the Rock followed the Israelites during their march. ‘Wherever the Tabernacle was pitched, the princes came and sang to the Rock, “Spring up, O well, sing ye unto it,” whereupon the waters gushed forth afresh’ (Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , article ‘Rock,’ iv. It has been remarked: ‘We must not disgrace Paul by making him say that the pre-incarnate Christ followed the march of Israel in the shape of a lump of Rock!’ (quoted by Findlay in Expositor’s Greek Testament , ad loc. 213]'>[5]) calls the Divine Wisdom a Rock, and makes it the same as the manna. Meanwhile the other aspect of the metaphor is shown in the idea of God as a Rock (because He remains faithful and abides). Paul affirms of Christ that He “is over all, God blessed for ever,” so here he identifies Him with the “Rock of Ages” (Isaiah 26:4 Revised Version margin)’ (Otton, loc. Paul, taking the Rabbinic legend, without necessarily accepting it as literal truth, blended with it the ideas of the ‘speaking waters,’ the manna, and the everlasting Rock of Isaiah. ...
For further discussion of the ‘Rock’ see E. 201; Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , article ‘Rock’; G
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
Cradle - ) A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a Rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground. ) A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on Rockers or swinging on pivots; hence, the place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence; as, a cradle of crime; the cradle of liberty. ) A machine on Rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; - also called a Rocker. ) To lay to rest, or Rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by Rocking
Blast - ; to shatter; as, to blast Rocks. ) The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of Rock, earth, etc
Gihon - Water issues from a crack sixteen feet long in the Rock
Fountain - The limestone Rock of Palestine is especially suited for the formation of springs
Well - Wells in Palestine are usually excavated from the solid limestone Rock, sometimes with steps to descend into them
Rimmon - Rimmon "the Rock"; where the 600 surviving Benjamites retreated after the slaughter of the tribe, and kept themselves four months (Judges 20:45; Judges 20:47; Judges 21:13)
Size - ) Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a Rock
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Matthew 7:27 (a) This word is a type of the adversities, oppositions and sorrows which suddenly overwhelm and overcome those who are not resting on the Rock of Ages, CHRIST JESUS
Siloah, Siloam - The superfluous water flows in a channel cut in the Rock to the gardens below
Sina, Sinai - Adjoining this is a precipitous granite Rock called Jebel Musa (Ras Sufsafeh) which is so formed that the elders who accompanied Moses part of the way up, could remain there while Moses proceeded to the summit, which cannot be seen from the plain
Mount - ) A mass of earth, or earth and Rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; - used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry
Kenites - ) Balaam, when invited by Balak, king of Moab, to curse Israel, stood upon a mountain, whence he addressed the Kenites, and said, "Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a Rock; nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted until Asher shall carry thee away captive," Numbers 24:21-22 . The Kenites dwelt in mountains and Rocks almost inaccessible
Ephesus - The outlines of the immense theatre, Acts 19:29 , yet remain in the solid Rock; but no vestige of the temple of Diana can be traced
Jacob's Well - At present the rubbish in the well has been cleared out; but there is still a domed structure over it, and you gaze down the shaft cut in the living Rock and see at a depth of 70 feet the surface of the water glimmering with a pale blue light in the darkness, while you notice how the limestone blocks that form its curb have been worn smooth, or else furrowed by the ropes of centuries" (Hugh Macmillan)
Mars' Hill, - The Areopagus was a Rocky height in Athens, opposite the western end of the Acropolis. Its meetings were held on the southeastern summit of the Rock
Martinianus, a Martyr at Rome - They were converted by him in prison, and for their baptism, Peter, by making the sign of the cross, caused a fountain, still shewn in the Mamertine prison, miraculously to spring from the Rock
Shiloh - of the hill, with a Rock-hewn quadrangle, c. There are also numerous Rock-hewn tombs
Sil'Oam - It enters Siloam at the northwest angle; or rather enters a small Rock-cut chamber which forms the vestibule of Siloam, about five or six feet broad. It was to Siloam that the Levite was sent with the golden pitcher on the "last and great day of the feast" of Tabernacles; it was from Siloam that he brought the water which was then poured over the sacrifice, in memory of the water from the Rock of Rephidim; and it was to this Siloam water that the Lord pointed when he stood in the temple on that day and cried, "If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink
Shiloh (2) - Terraces are traceable at the sides of the Rocky hills, once covered with verdure and productiveness. In the Rockhewn sepulchres may have been laid the remains of some of Eli's house. There is a curious excavation in the Rock which may have been the actual spot where the ark rested; for its guardians would select a place sheltered from the bleak winds of the highlands. ; the Rock is scarped to the height of five feet, evidently the site of the tabernacle
Rephidim - " And "they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?" Moses, therefore, to convince them that he was, by a more obvious miracle than at Marah, smote the Rock with his rod, by the divine command, and brought water out of it for the people to drink: wherefore, he called the place Meribah, "chiding," and the Rock Massah, "temptation
Paronomasia - The best known and most certain example is Matthew 16:18 σὐ εἶ Πέτρος (a Rock), καὶ ἐπὶ ταύτῃ τῇ πέτρᾳ (? fragment of Rock) οἰκοδομήσω μου τὴν ἐκκλησίαν. בֵּפִים Jeremiah 4:29, Job 30:6 =‘rocks’)
Peter (2) - The disciple is now worthy of the designation ‘Rock. He communicated to his brother the great discovery he had made, and brought him to Jesus, who, reading his very soul, and perceiving what he was and what he was capable of becoming, announced that he should bear the name Peter or ‘Rock’ (John 1:42). This confession was rewarded with the famous promise, the sense of which is still in dispute—‘Thon art Peter, and on this Rock I will build my church. ’ The common view among the Fathers that the Rock is Jesus Himself has scarcely any support among the interpreters of to-day. A number of Protestant scholars agree with the Roman Catholic Church in understanding the Rock of Peter himself; but this explanation fails to answer two questions. Why, if Peter is the Rock, did not Jesus simply say ‘on thee’? Whence, too, the distinction in the present text between the two words for ‘rock’ (πέτρος and πέτρα), a distinction which must surely have been found in some form in the original Aramaic? But be the Rock Peter himself or his confession, it is clear that our Lord was deeply gratified with the declaration, and that He recognized in it a spiritual insight and capacity which qualified the speaker for high office and service in the Kingdom of God. What was soft and fluid in his ideas and convictions now hardened into Rock: his courage acquired a new temper: his passionate loyalty to our Lord became measureless trust and devotion, chastened by a new reverence and awe
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The decipherment of the cuneiform scripts of Mesopotamia was aided by the existence of trilingual inscriptions, such as the Behistun Rock inscriptions written in Persian, Babylonian, and Elamite cuneiform
Cashel, Ireland, Archdiocese of - On the interesting limestone elevation known as the Rock of Cashel may be seen the ruins of the ancient cathedral, burnt in 1495
Salt - The Jews appear to have distinguished between Rock-salt and that which was gained by evaporation as the Talmudists particularize one species (probably the latter) as the "salt of Sodom
Rainbow - 620) argues from this passage that σμάραγδος was not an emerald but a Rock-crystal, as only a colourless stone can show a rainbow of prismatic colours
Bottom - ) Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom Rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices
Age - Messiah is the Lord by whom and for whom all these ages, or vast cycles of time, have existed and do exist (Hebrews 1:2), "through whom He made the ages" (Greek) (Isaiah 26:4), "the Rock of ages" (Psalms 145:13)
Indolence - The Rock foundation to build the house upon may need much toil to reach it (Matthew 7:24)
Value - , the precious metals contained in Rock, gravel, or the like; as, the vein carries good values; the values on the hanging walls
Sepharvaim - The Lord hath promised that his church, which is founded upon a Rock, shall never be removed, neither shall the gates of hell prevail against it; but he hath no where promised that that church shall be confined to any nation or kingdom
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Jehovah of hosts was to be a sanctuary for the believing remnant, but He would be "for a stone of stumbling and for a Rock of offence to both the houses of Israel," that is, He would become such through their unbelief in Jehovah's intervention through the virgin's child
Sink - ) A hole or low place in land or Rock, where waters sink and are lost; - called also sink hole
Lebanon - Firs grow, clinging as it were to the bare Rock, yet quite secure
Mel'Ita - It is naturally a barren Rock, with no high mountains, but has been rendered fertile by industry and toil
Athens - The Acropolis, or citadel, was the most easterly of these: it was a Rock about 150 feet high
Upon - Resting or being on the top or surface as being upon a hill, or upon a Rock upon a field upon a table upon a river upon the altar upon the roof
Adullam - It is approached by a narrow footpath (now partly blocked up by a fallen Rock) which could easily be defended, and the cave is very large
Peter - (pee' tehr) Personal name meaning, “Rock. Cephas and Peter both mean Rock
Sinai - The wilderness of Sinai, where the Israelites continued encamped almost a year, and where Moses erected the tabernacle of the covenant, is considerably elevated above the rest of the country; the ascent to it is very craggy, the greater part cut out of the Rock; then one comes to a large space of ground, which is a plain surrounded on all sides by Rocks and eminences, whose length is nearly twelve miles. Its colour is of a spotted grey; and it is, as it were, set in a kind of earth, where no other Rock appears
Stone - This word is sometimes taken in the sense of Rock, and is applied figuratively to God, as the refuge of his people. See Rock
Idumea - The capital of East Idumaea was Bozra; but the chief capital of Edom was Petra, or Sela, that is, the Rock, because it was excavated in part from a mountain. But neither their strong Rock-fortresses, Jeremiah 49:16 , nor their gods, 2 Chronicles 25:20 could save that rich and salubrious country from becoming a desert, and a striking monument to the truth of prophecy
Jezreel (1) - A large fountain still flows out of a cavern in the conglomerate Rock at the northern base of Mount Gilboa. , the hill on which Jezreel stood, is a steep descent of Rock, 100 ft
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House on Rock and sand
Power of the Keys - Peter at Cæsarea Philippi had made his great confession of Jesus as the Christ, Jesus blessed him and announced that upon this Rock He would build His Church. Evidently Jesus is carrying out the figure He has already used of a building founded upon a Rock the Rock, viz
Illinois - They built a chapel near the present Starved Rock, La Salle having established Fort Saint Louis there. ...
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Manoah - "He did wondrously" according to His name, for He made a flame rise from the Rock to consume the offering and (compare Judges 6:21) ascended in the flame; compare Mark 4:41; Mark 5:42; Mark 7:37; Acts 1:9; John 3:13
Ashkelon - The city stands on the very shore of the Mediterranean, its walls were along the ridge of Rock sweeping round inland in continuation of the shore cliffs
Leviathan - In Isaiah 27:1, "leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked (wriggling) serpent," "the dragon in the sea," literally refers to the crocodile in the sea or Nile, or else to the great Rock snakes
Christ: the Soul's Only Defence - At last one told her to rest herself in the clefts of the Rock, there she would be safe, violence itself could not surprise her there
Lot - ’ These consist of crystallized Rock salt, covered with chalky limestone and gypsum, and curiously furrowed and worn, so as sometimes to resemble a human figure
Vine, Vineyard - This is attested by the presence of Rock-hewn wine-presses and traces of ancient vine terraces where all is wilderness to-day
Kiriath-Jearim - There, too, are ancient remains, and a great Rock platform which would appear to mark an ancient ‘high place
Mount - A mass of earth, or earth and Rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land
Salvation - What he is in himself, in the glories of his person, his greatness, fitness, suitability, and all-sufficiency; what he is in his work, and what he hath done for his redeemed, the salvation he hath wrought beyond all conception of value in its completeness, and beyond all reach of extent in its efficacy, being like himself, everlasting and eternal; and what he is in his relations to his people, being their everlasting Father, Brother, Husband, Friend all these things, included as they all are in salvation, give the happy partakers of it "a joy unspeakable and full of glory;" so that every individual finds cause to join in the hymn of the church, and say: "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation: he is a Rock, his work is perfect, just and right is he
Dip - ) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of Rock dip
Crack - To rend, break, or burst into chinks to break partially to divide the parts a little from each other as, to crack a board or a Rock or to break without an entire severance of the parts as, to crack glass, or ice
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A town of the Kenites, a branch of the Midianites ( Joshua 15:57 ), on the east edge of the mountain above Engedi; probably the "nest in a Rock" mentioned by Balaam (Numbers 24:21 )
Siloam - The fountain is in an arched excavation in the foot of the cliff above the pool; and the small basin here is connected by a winding passage cut through the solid Rock under the hill Ophel, with the "Fountain of the Virgin" eleven hundred feet north on the east side of Mount Moriah
Corinth - Its defense, besides the city walls, was in the Acro-corinth, a mass of Rock, rising 2,000 feet above the sea, with precipitous sides, and with room for a town upon its summit
Rent - A fissure a break or breach made by force as a rent made in the earth, in a Rock or in a garment
Sinai - There sculptured steles were left, and scenes engraved in the Rock, from the time of Semerkhet of the first dynasty, and Sneferu of the third dated by Professor Petrie in the fifth and sixth millennia b. What these vandais left was cut from the Rock and removed for safety, under Professor Petrie’s direction, to the Cairo Museum. ...
Geologically, Sinai is composed of Rocks of the oldest (Archæan) period. These Rocks are granite of a red and grey colour, and gneiss, with schists of various kinds hornbiende, talcose, and chioritic overlying them. , penetrate these primeval Rocks
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Jesus Christ says to Peter, "Thou art Peter; and on this Rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it," Matthew 16:18 . Drummond says, that in the country about Roudge, in Syria, "the poor miserable Arabs are under the necessity of hewing their houses out of the Rock, and cutting very small doors or openings to them, that they may not be made stables for the Turkish horse, as they pass and repass
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The word is used metaphorically to portray the Lord as providing for His people: “He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the Rock, and oil out of the flinty Rock” ( Salt - The salt used by the ancients was what we call Rock or fossil salt; and also that left by the evaporation of salt lakes. I broke a piece of it, of which that part that was exposed to the sun, rain, and air, though it had the sparks and particles of salt, yet it had perfectly lost its savour; the inner part, which was connected with the Rock, retained its savour, as I found by proof
Mithraism - Christ, however, was an historical personage born of a Virgin while Mithra was an abstraction, born of a Rock
Cornerstone - Those who believe are blessed and those who stumble over that Rock chosen by God are condemned
Michmash - 6, section 2) says that the part of Michmash held by them consisted of three summits, entrenched by a line of Rocks, and ending in a long sharp precipice almost impregnable; here Jonathan and his armorbearer clambered up at their invitation. ...
Just as 1 Samuel 14:4 describes, there is what was once a sharp "toothlike Rock" on one side of the gorge between the armies, answering to Bozez ("shining"), and another on the other answering to Seneh (thorn)
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From the Rock of Ziph David came down to "the wilderness of Maon
Deliverance, Deliverer - The picture of God as deliverer is paralled with the images of a Rock, fortress, helper, and strong tower
Foundation - Bedrock was the preferred foundation (Matthew 7:24 ). ...
Christ's teaching is compared to a Rock solid foundation (Matthew 7:24 ; Luke 6:48 )
Jebus - Jebus in Hebrew means a trodden place, as a threshing floor, namely, the dry Rock, the S
Og - ...
After traversing the smooth pasture land, Israel suddenly came on the marvelous Rock barrier of Argob, an oval basalt island, 60 miles by 20 miles, "all the girdle (Hebrew) of Argob" ("the stony country"), rising abruptly 30 ft. The Rocky fastnesses, on which Og's 60 cities were, almost impregnable, compensated by security for their inconveniences
Drill - ) To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a Rock; to drill a piece of metal
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Tombs were often cut in the Rock between the trees (2 Kings 21:18 etc
Pergamos - ) built a beautiful city round an impregnable castle on "the pine-coned Rock
Dust - —The long droughts and fierce heat of Palestine, together with the softness of the limestone Rock—the prevailing formation—make for the production of dust in great quantities
Fat - Then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock (the Christ) of his salvation
Penuel - of Tripolis, a headland called Theou prosôpon , ‘God’s face’; and it is thought by some scholars that ‘Penuel’ really derived its name from some projecting Rock in whose contour a face was seen
Pit - Matthew 25:18 , where the same expression ‘digged’ is used), as contrasted with the usual Rock-hewn vats (see Wine and Strong Drink, § 2 )
Nain - ]'>[2] , are Rock-tombs in the hillside
Caesarea Philippi - The Greek Πέτρος, like the Aramaic Kçphâ, means a Rock, and suggests the idea of firmness or strength. Upon this Rock Jesus now affirms His intention of founding His Church: not upon any Rock, and therefore not simply upon a strong and firm foundation, but upon this Rock indicated by the name Peter. In the Greek the word for Peter (Πέτρος) and the word for Rock (πέτρα) differ in form, but in Aramaic the same form was probably used. The Rock intended by Jesus to be the future foundation of His Church is Peter, realizing the character indicated in his name. The confession which precedes is indeed closely related to the words of Jesus, but it cannot be understood as the Rock-foundation intended by Jesus. ...
The figure of a Rock-foundation, used to describe Peter’s future function in the Church, suggests naturally a single Rock underlying a whole structure, and not one stone among a number built together into a foundation (cf
Honey - The latter had its nest in the clefts of Rocks, hence the ‘honey out of the Rock’ of Deuteronomy 32:13 , in hollow tree-trunks ( 1 Samuel 14:26 , but the Heb
Seleucia - It was built partly at the foot and partly on the top of precipitous cliffs, the lower and the upper city being connected by a cutting through the solid Rock 1100 yards long
River - Some of these are abrupt chasms in the Rocky hills, rugged and gloomy, unlike our English "brook. ...
(3) 'Αphik , from a root "to contain"; so "the channels" or "deep Rock-walled ravines that hold the waters" (2 Samuel 22:16); so for "rivers" (Ezekiel 32:6) translated "channels
Nob - of the north road, opposite Shafat, is a tell with cisterns hewn in the Rock and traces of a town (Courier, Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement)
Uzzah - The oxen drawing it stumbled, slipping over the smooth Rock at "the threshing floor of Chidon" (1 Chronicles 13:9) or "Nachon" (2 Samuel 6:6), or rather "of disaster" (chidon from chid ) or "the stroke" (nachon) from naachah )
Bed - ) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a Rock
Serpent - Their wonderful motion is effected by the vertebral column and the multitudinous ribs which form so many pairs of levers, enabling them to advance (Proverbs 30:19); the serpent, though without feet or wings, trails along the Rock (stony places being its favorite resort) wheresoever it will, leaving no impression of its way, light, gliding without noise, quick, and the mode unknown to us
Stones - " As Jerusalem was built on two or three hills, to obtain a level place for the temple much stonework had to be erected on the shelving Rock, before any part of the temple itself could be commenced
Grave - Some were hewn in the Rock, and a single stone placed or rolled against the mouth, the tomb of Lazarus and that of Joseph in which 'the body of Jesus was laid' being of this description
Absalom - A building in the valley of the Kedron partly Rock-hewn, is called Absalom's tomb ; but it can have nothing to do with the above 'pillar' unless it has been much added to with comparatively modern architecture
Lot - (Luke 17:32 ) Later ages have not been satisfied so to leave the matter, but have insisted on identifying the "pillar" with some one of the fleeting forms which the perishable Rock of the south end of the Dead Sea is constantly assuming in its process of decomposition and liquefaction
Honey - In hot weather, the honey burst the comb, and ran down the hollow trees or Rocks, where, in the land of Judea, the bees deposited great store of it. " The wild honey, μελι αγριον , mentioned to have been a part of the food of John the Baptist, Matthew 3:4 , was probably such as he got in the Rocks and hollows of trees. Thus, "honey out of the stony Rock,"...
Psalms 81:16 ; Deuteronomy 32:13
Joint - ) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a Rock transverse to the stratification
Olives, Mount of - It is composed of chalky limestone, the Rocks everywhere showing themselves. The sides of the Mount of Olives towards the west contain many tombs, cut in the Rocks. It was probably near Bethany, and not as tradition says on the middle summit, that our lord ascended to heaven, Luke 24:50 Acts 1:12 , though superstition has built the "Church of the Ascension" on the pretended spot, and shows the print of his feet on the Rock whence he ascended! From the summit, three days before his death, he beheld Jerusalem, and wept over it, recalling the long ages of his more than parental care and grieving over its approaching ruin
Calvary - Fisk, while visiting the spot under the natural desire to identify the scene of the crucifixion; that the Rock shown column he saw, half concealed by iron-work, might have been that to which our Lord was bound when scourged; that the small fragment of rude stone seen by the light of a small taper, through a kind of iron filigree, might have been the place of our Lord's burial and resurrection: but when he saw the neat juxtaposition of all these things, and knew that in order to provide for the structure of the church the site had to be cut down and leveled; when he reflected that on the very spot a heathen temple had stood, till removed by the empress Helena, to make room for this church; and, moreover, when he considered the superstitious purpose all these things were to serve, and the spirit of that church which thus paraded these objects of curiosity, he could not bring himself to feel they were what they professed to be
Lot - (Luke 17:32 ) Later ages have not been satisfied so to leave the matter, but have insisted on identifying the "pillar" with some one of the fleeting forms which the perishable Rock of the south end of the Dead Sea is constantly assuming in its process of decomposition and liquefaction
Theophilus - The difficulties of the Incarnation are then discussed and Christ's descent from David maintained by Theophilus who argues that conception by a virgin was no more difficult to God than bringing water out of a Rock
Exodus, Book of - Moses smote the Rock and there came water out of the Rock — type of the Holy Spirit — and this was followed by conflict: they fought with Amalek (type of Satan seeking to act upon the weak flesh of the believer: comp
Thirst - ‘He who drinks of the Spiritual Rock becomes in turn himself a Rock from within which the waters flow to slake the thirst of others’ (Westcott, Gospel of St
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2 Kings 19:30 (a) By this we learn that the people of Judah will again embrace the Word of GOD, the truth of GOD, and the Rock of Ages, as roots embrace the soil. His faith has fastened itself to the eternal Rock of Ages
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Matthew 21:44 (a) CHRIST JESUS is this stone, the Rock of ages, the foundation of all GOD's church and kingdom. ...
1 Peter 2:5 (a) Christians are reckoned to be a part of CHRIST, and so they are as small stones broken off from the big stone, the Rock of Ages
Oil - A very common, if not quite the simplest, type consisted of a shallow trough hewn in the native Rock, from which, as in the similar, if not identical, wine-press, a conducting channel carried the expressed liquid to a slightly lower trough or oil-vat. ...
In the absence of a suitable Rock-surface, as would naturally be the case within a city of any antiquity, a solid block of limestone circular, four-sided, and eight-sided (Megiddo) are the shapes recovered by recent explorers was hollowed to the depth of a few inches, a rim being left all round save at one corner. ...
The expressed liquid, both from the oil-mill and from the oil-press, was collected either in a Rock-cut vat or in separate jars
Tomb - This simplicity of rite led to what may be called the distinguishing characteristic of Jewish sepulchres --the deep loculus --which, so far as is now known, is universal in all purely Jewish Rock-cut tombs, but hardly known elsewhere. " There is one catacomb-- that known as the "tomb of the kings" --which is closed by a stone rolled across its entrance; but it is the only one, and the immense amount of contrivance and fitting which it has required is sufficient proof that such an arrangement was not applied to any other of the numerous Rock tombs around Jerusalem nor could the traces of it have been obliterated had if anywhere existed. --Besides the tombs above enumerated, there are around Jerusalem, in the valleys of Hinnom and Jehoshaphat and on the plateau to the north, a number of remarkable Rock-cut sepulchres, with more or less architectural decoration, sufficient to enable us to ascertain that they are all of nearly the same age, and to assert with very tolerable confidence that the epoch to which they belong must be between the introduction of Roman influence and the destruction of the city by Titus, A
Temple - But the great majority of scholars, both at home and abroad, are agreed in placing the Temple in close connexion with the sacred Rock ( es-Sakhra ) which is now enclosed in the mosque named after it ‘the Dome of the Rock,’ also, less appropriately, ‘the Mosque of Omar. This being so, the location of the Temple immediately to the west of the Rock follows as a matter of course. The only possible alternative is to regard the Rock as marking the site, not of the altar of burnt-offering, but of ‘the holy of holies’ of the successive Temples a view beset with insuperable difficulties. Its position was on the site of the earlier altar of David ( 2 Chronicles 3:1 ), which, it may be asserted with confidence, stood somewhere on the sacred Rock still to be seen within the Mosque of Omar (see § 2 above). The precise position which the altars of the first and second Temples occupied on the surface of the Rock, which measures at least some 50 ft. Herod’s altar was large enough almost to cover the Rock (§ 11 ( c ))
Spirit - As the Spirit is the source of this new life, whatever belongs to it is ‘spiritual’ ( pneumatikon ), as house, sacrifices ( 1 Peter 2:5 ), understanding ( Colossians 1:9 ), songs ( Colossians 3:16 ), food, drink, Rock ( 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 ); and the ‘spiritual’ and ‘soulish’ (rendered ‘carnal’ or ‘natural’) are contrasted ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44 ; 1 Corinthians 15:46 )
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Deuteronomy 32:13 (b) It is quite evident in this passage that the oil again represents the Holy Spirit given from and by the Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the eternal Rock of ages
Dove (Turtle) - It seems more likely to be the church, for the church is weak and helpless, and the Rock probably represents the Lord JESUS in whom we Christians hide
Gadara - It is an interesting coincidence that tombs still abound in the cliffs round the city, excavated in the limestone Rock, some as large as 20 feet square, with side recesses for bodies
Mill - ) An excavation in Rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained
Simon Peter - (Greek: petra, Rock) ...
Peter, originally Simon, son of Jona, was a fisherman of Bethsaida, a town on Lake Genesareth
Olive - The olive delights in a stony soil, and will thrive even on the sides and tops of Rocky hills, where there is scarcely any earth; hence the expression "oil out of the flinty Rock," etc
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Opinions further differ as to whether the φάτνη in question was a cave or grotto in the limestone Rock of the neighbourhood used as a stable, or an enclosure fenced in. ’ For this latter circumstance he founds upon Isaiah 33:16 LXX Septuagint , ‘He shall dwell in the lofty cave of the strong Rock’ (Trypho, 70 and 78)
Moses - When without water, God told him to take the rod (namely, that of priesthood), and speak to the Rock, and water would come forth. Moses took "the rod from before the Lord as he commanded him," and with Aaron said unto the people, "Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this Rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the Rock twice: and the water came out abundantly
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(8) The cisterns cut in the limestone Rock are a leading feature in the houses at Jerusalem, varying from 4 ft. Often they dug down to the Rock and by arches (though not mentioned in Scripture, Ezekiel 40:16 should be translated "porches") built up to the surface. The wise man digs down to the Rock (Luke 6:48), hearing and doing Christ's savings. Simon became the "rock" by identifying himself with Him; but when he identified himself with "Satan" in his dislike of the cross, Jesus called him so (Matthew 16:16-19; Matthew 16:22-23)
Edom - It extended from the head of the Gulf of Akabah, the Elanitic gulf, to the foot of the Dead Sea (1 Kings 9:26 ), and contained, among other cities, the Rock-hewn Sela (q
Nebaioth - Many think the Rock inscriptions of Sinai to be Nabatean, and to belong to the centuries immediately before and after Christ
Oil - This was sometimes done through grinding the substance, using either a thick stick in a bowl or a stone roller in a hollowed out Rock
Olive - A Rocky calcareous subsoil suits it; compare "oil out of the flinty Rock" (Deuteronomy 32:13)
Mithra - Three traditions relate the birth of Mithra: (1) he was born of an incestuous relationship between Ahura Mazda and his own mother; (2) he was born of an ordinary mortal; (3) Mithra was born from a Rock
Leviathan - " And what was the result? "The Lord thy God brought thee forth water out of the Rock of flint; he fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end
Aceldama - A large square edifice, half excavated in the Rock, and half massive masonry, stands on the steep bank facing the pool of Siloam, as a charnel house 20 feet deep, the bottom covered with moldering bones
Throw - ) To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a Rock
Salt - Was procured by the Jews from the Dead Sea, wither from the immense hill or ridge of pure Rock salt at its southwest extremity, or from that deposited on the shore by the natural evaporation
Tabernacles, Feast of - Jesus alludes to the custom of drawing water from Siloam in a golden goblet and pouring it into one of the two silver basins adjoining the western side of the altar, and wine into the other, while the words of Isaiah 12:3 were repeated, in commemoration of the water drawn from the Rock in the desert; the choir sang the great hallel , and waved palms at different parts of Psalm 118, namely, Psalms 118:1-25; Psalms 118:29. Virtually Jesus said, I am the living Rock of the living water
Ath'Ens - Of these the nearest to Lycabettus and at the distance of a mile from the latter, was the Aeropolis , or citadel of Athens, a square craggy Rock rising abruptly about 150 feet, with a flat summit of about 1000 feet long from east to west, by 500 feet broad from north to south. This at first occupied only the hill or Rock which afterwards became the Acropolis; but gradually the buildings spread over the ground at the southern foot of this hill. [1] The Pnyx, or place for holding the public assemblies of the Athenians, stood on the side of a low Rocky hill, at the distance of about a quarter of a mile from the Areopagus
Peter - The Greek for Hebrew Κephas , "stone" or "rock. As "Simon" he was but an hearer; as Peter or Cephas he became an apostle and so a foundation stone of the church, by union to the one only Foundation Rock (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 3:11). thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prewill against it. " Peter by his believing confession identified himself with Christ the true Rock (1 Corinthians 3:11; Isaiah 28:16; Ephesians 2:20), and so received the name; just as Joshua bears the name meaning "Jehovah Saviour", because typifying His person and offices. Instead of a Rock Peter became a stumbling-block ("offense," scandalous). The papal error regards Peter as the Rock, in himself officially, and as transmitting an infallible authority to the popes, as if his successors (compare Isaiah 22:22). His words before the high priest and council (Acts 4:19-20), "whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye, for we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard," and again Acts 5:29, evince him as the Rock-man; and after having been beaten in spite of Gamaliel's warning, Peter's rejoicing with the other apostles at being counted worthy to suffer for Christ (Acts 5:41) accords with his precept (1 Peter 4:12-16; compare 1 Peter 2:24 with Acts 5:30 end)
Peter - And if Peter was for too long like the sand rather than like the Rock his Master had so nobly named him, the sand will one day settle into Rock, and into Rock of a quality and a quantity to build a temple with. In so early designating the son of Jonas a Rock, his Master was but antedating some of Simon's coming and most characteristic graces. Whatever, then, may be the true and full explanation, suffice it to us to know that our Lord thus saluted Simon, and said to him, Simon, son of Jonas, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, by interpretation, a Rock
Wine And Strong Drink - A normal winepress consisted of three parts, two Rock-hewn troughs at different levels with a connecting channel between them. The next process consisted in piling the husks and stalks into a heap in the middle of the vat, and subjecting the mass to mechanical pressure by means of a wooden press-beam, one end of which was fixed into a socket in the wall of the vat or of the adjacent Rock, while the other end was weighted with stones. This arrangement would obviously be required where a suitable Rock surface was not available. In such a case, indeed, a Rock-hewn trough of any sort was dispensed with, a vat for the wooden press being supplied by a large stone hollowed out for the purpose, an excellent specimen of which was found at Tell es-Safi, and is figured in Bliss and Macalister’s Excavations , etc
Sea, the Salt - Only in the district near wady Zurka have igneous Rocks been found; the lake basin's formation is mainly due to the action of water. ...
On the western side, opposite the peninsula separating the northern lake from the southern lagoon, stood Masada, now the Rock Sebbeh, 1,300 ft. high, of crystallized Rock salt, capped with chalky limestone. The lower part, the salt Rock, rises abruptly from the plain at its eastern base. Lynch mentions that the birds, animals, and insects on the western side were of a stone color, undistinguishable from the surrounding Rocks
Eagle - In Job 39:27 , the natural history of the eagle is finely drawn up:—...
Is it at thy voice that the eagle soars? And therefore maketh his nest on high The Rock is the place of his habitation. When Balaam delivered his predictions respecting the fate that awaited the nations which he then particularized, he said of the Kenites, "Strong is thy dwelling, and thou puttest thy nest in a Rock," Numbers 24:21 ; alluding to that princely bird, the eagle, which not only delights in soaring to the loftiest heights, but chooses the highest Rocks, and most elevated mountains, as desirable situations for erecting its nest, Habakkuk 2:9 ; Obadiah 1:4 . The prophet Jeremiah pronounces the doom of Edom in similar terms: "O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the Rock, that holdest the height of the hill; though thou shouldest make thy nest high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord," Jeremiah 49:16
Lot - It is "a tall, isolated needle of Rock, which really does bear a curious resemblance to an Arab woman with a child upon her shoulder
Iron (2) - As it "breaketh in pieces," so, in righteous retribution, itself will be "broken in pieces" at last by the kingdom of the Stone, Messiah the Rock (Daniel 2:40; Daniel 2:44; Revelation 13:10)
Urim And Thummim - No image was tolerated on the Hebrew high priest; but in his choshen the white diamond or Rock crystal engraven with "Jehovah," to which in Revelation 2:17 the "white stone" with the "new name written" corresponds, belonging to all believers, the New Testament king-priests
Peter - His name was altered to Cephas, a Syriac word for Rock
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Luke 6:48 (b) Here we see a symbol of the powerful and multitudinous troubles that are released in men's lives, and which would overwhelm them if they were not anchored to the Rock of ages
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - Maktesh in Zephaniah 1:11 is literally 'of a mortar' or 'hollow place' as in a Rock (cf
Athens - He stood upon the top of the Rock, and beneath the canopy of heaven
Wine Press - The presses consisted of two receptacles, which were either built of stones and covered with plaster, or hewn out of a large Rock
Lot - It is folly to think of identifying the "pillar" with some one of the fleeting forms which the perishable Rock of the south end of the Dead Sea is constantly assuming
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There were many other animals which, though wild, were not fierce, such as the hart, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, Rock badger, rabbit, hare and porcupine
Burial - " Tombs were often cut out of the living Rock. A deep recess is cut in the solid Rock at the left of the door, into which the stone might be rolled aside, when the tomb was opened; when closed, the stone would be rolled back to its proper place
Edom - A later Judean king, Amaziah, is reported to have defeated the Edomites again in the valley of salt and then to have pursued ten thousand survivors to “the top of the Rock” from which they were thrown down and dashed to pieces (2 Chronicles 25:11-12 ). Possibly the Hebrew term sela translated “rock” in this passage should be understood as a proper name, “Sela
Rebels - Let him then ask, (for I presume not to determine upon it,) what was the particular sin of Moses on this occasion? Perhaps the unhallowed manner of joining himself with the Lord, when he said, must we fetch water out of this Rock? Perhaps the smiting the Rock twice, when but once on the former occasion, at the Lord's command, was done, Exodus 17:6
Areopagite, Areopagus - -(a) The name denominated a Rocky eminence N. the Rock is precipitous, and at the foot of the precipice the worship of the propitiated Furies as the Eumenides was carried on, so that the locality was invested with awesome associations. It is approached from the agora, or market-place, by an old, worn stairway of sixteen steps, and upon the top can still be seen the rough, Rock-hewn benches, forming three sides of a square, upon which the court eat in the open air, in order that the judges should not be under the same roof as the accused
Instruction - The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7 ) in particular is the Rock-solid foundational teaching for Christian life (Matthew 7:24-27 )
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The professed tomb is a wooden box; below it is a cave excavated like Abraham's burial place at Hebron, from the Rock, and dosed against entrance except by a narrow opening in the top, through which pilgrims pass their lamps and petitions to the sacred vault beneath
Tower - The village of Silwân, which represents the ancient Siloam, ‘is built on a steep escarpment of Rock, on which a building with good foundations would stand for ever; ill-laid foundations would drop their superstructure to the very bottom of the valley’ (Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible , art
Zacchaeus - Horne, Rock of Ages, 281; artt
Bethel - On a Rocky knoll beside the great road to the north, about 12 miles from Jerusalem, stands the modern Beilîn , a village of some 400 inhabitants, which represents the ancient Bethel. Four springs furnish good water, and in ancient times they were supplemented by a reservoir hewn in the Rock, south of the town
Ant - The granaries on a Rock covered with earth lay horizontally from one and a half to six inches below the surface
Adullam - ...
Tombs, wells, terraces, and Rock fortifications are to be traced
Joseph - Joseph and Nicodemus then, having enfolded the sacred body in the linen shroud which Joseph had bought, placed it in a tomb hewn in a Rock, in a garden belonging to Joseph, and close to the place of crucifixion
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Matthew 7:24 (a) We have a picture here of man's faith and works founded only upon the Lord JESUS, the Rock of Ages
Coat (2) - Sybel, Der Heilige Rock zu Trier und die 20 anderen heiligen ungenahten Rocke3 [2] , 1845
Samson - After this great victory he fainted for water, and cried unto the Lord, who clave a hollow place in the Rock [1] and gave him drink
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Exclusive of the turtle-dove, four species of dove are found in Palestine: Columba palumbus, the ring-dove, or wood-pigeon; Columba aenas, the stock-dove, found in Gilead and Bashan and the Jordan Valley; Columba livia, the Rock-dove, abundant along the coast and in the uplands; Columba schimperi, closely allied to the preceding, and found in the interior
Worship - The Psalmist could say, "O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation
Gate - Such camps often were enclosed with barriers of earth and/or Rock
Allegory - ), the following Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), and the veil of Moses (2 Corinthians 3:13 ff
Carmel - The Rock of the mountain is a hard limestone, abounding in natural caves, Amos 9:3
Throw - To cast to drive by violence as a vessel or sailors thrown upon a Rock
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Moses and Aaron were guilty of disobedience to God when, in anger at the people’s constant complaining, they struck the Rock at Meribah
Parable - For instance, take the "father" out of the prodigal son, the "bridegroom" out of the bridegroom, the "shepherd" out of the lost sheep, or the "rock" out of the two houses and the parable disintegrates. Jesus implicitly claimed to be performing the work of God: as the sower, sowing the kingdom and implanting his word in people; as the director of the harvest, assuming God's role as judge in the endtimes; as the Rock, providing the only secure foundation; as the shepherd, seeking out his lost sheep and leading his own; as the bridegroom in the wedding feast of the kingdom, where fasting is unthinkable; as the father, welcoming repentant sinners into the kingdom and calling his children into his service; as the giver of forgiveness, even to grievous sinners; as the vineyard owner, graciously giving undeserved favor; as the lord, who has final authority over his servants, who calls them into responsible participation in the kingdom, and who will ultimately determine the destiny of each of them, depending on their response to his lordship; and as the king, who has authority to allow or refuse entry into the kingdom, and to increase the responsibility of people who develop his resources, or to take away those resources from people who fail to develop them. ...
Not only do these parables depict Jesus as performing the work of God; they implicitly apply various titles of God to Jesus: the Sower, the Rock, the Shepherd, the Bridegroom, the Father, the Lord, and the King
High Place, Sanctuary - On the other hand, certain objects of nature springs and rivers, trees, Rocks and, in particular, mountains have been regarded with special reverence by many primitive peoples as ‘the homes or haunts of the gods. Thus the excavations at Gezer, Taanach, and elsewhere have laid hare a series of Rock surfaces fitted with cup-marks , which surely can have been intended only for the reception of sacrificial blood. ’ From one part of this primitive altar a similar arrangement was found at Taanach a shoot or channel had been constructed in the Rock for the purpose of conveying part of the blood to a cave beneath the Rock, in which was found a large quantity of the bones of pigs ( PEFSt
Several examples of another type of high place have been discovered on a Rocky summit overlooking Petra ; the most complete is that described in Hastings’ DB Type - "They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ," 1 Corinthians 10:4
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Water from the Rock, in Horeb, Exodus 17:6 . ...
Water from the Rock, in Kadesh, Numbers 20:11
pe'Ter - (a Rock or stone ). It was upon this occasion that Jesus gave Peter the name Cephas, a Syriac word answering to the Greek Peter, and signifying a stone or Rock
Golgotha - All that we know from the Bible is that it was outside the walls of the city (Hebrews 13:12, Matthew 27:31-32, John 19:16-17), that it was nigh to the city (John 19:20), that it was in a conspicuous position (Mark 15:40, Luke 23:49), that it was close to some thoroughfare leading from the country (Matthew 27:39, Mark 15:21; Mark 15:29, Luke 23:28), and that it was near a garden and a new tomb hewn out of the Rock, belonging to Joseph, a rich man of Arimathaea (John 19:41, Matthew 27:57; Matthew 27:60, Mark 15:43; Mark 15:46, Luke 23:53). ...
In the present Church of the Holy Sepulchre are shown not only the site of the Sepulchre and the Rock of the Crucifixion, with the cleft made by the earthquake and the three holes, five feet apart, in which the three crosses were inserted, but also a great number of other traditional sites. The very spots are pointed out where Christ was bound, where He was scourged, where His friends stood afar off during the Crucifixion, where His garments were parted, where His body was anointed, where He appeared to His mother after the Resurrection, and to Mary Magdalene; the Rock tombs also of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea; the place where Helena’s throne stood during the ‘Invention of the Cross,’—and many others. The argument against this site has been greatly strengthened by the determination of the Rock levels of Jerusalem and the probable course of the ‘second wall’ of the three mentioned by Josephus. It answers all the requirements of the Gospel narratives, being outside the walls, nigh to the city, in a conspicuous position, near a frequented thoroughfare—the main north road, and near to ancient Jewish Rock-hewn tombs, one of which was discovered by Conder about 700 ft. from the summit of the knoll, is thought by Conder to be a Christian tomb of the Byzantine age; but Schick says it ‘was originally a rather small Rock-cut Jewish tomb, but became afterwards a Christian tomb
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Jesus at once recognized Simon, and declared that hereafter he would be called Cephas, an Aramaic name corresponding to the Greek Petros, which means "a mass of Rock detached from the living Rock. This profession at Caesarea was one of supreme importance, and our Lord in response used these memorable words: "Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my church
Edom - The Edomites became "dwellers in the clefts of the Rocks" (Jeremiah 49:16; compare 2 Chronicles 25:11-12), like their Horite predecessors who were troglodytes or "dwellers in caves" (Obadiah 1:3-4) Petra (Sela, Hebrew, Rock), their chief city, was cut in the Rocks. Red baldheaded sandstone Rocks are intersected by deep seams rather than valleys. base of the mountain range of igneous porphyry Rock, surmounted by red sandstone. The promised (Genesis 27:40) "fatness of the earth" is in the glens and terraces of Edom (Genesis 27:39), while from their Rocky aeries they sallied forth "living by the sword. At Kadesh Edom came out against Israel, on the latter marching eastward across the Arabah to reach the Jordan River through Edom, and offering to pay for provisions and water; for the Rocky country there enabled them to oppose Israel. of the Dead Sea, where the Ghor or the Jordan Valley ends; the mount of Rock salt, Khasm Usdum, is in its N
Bethlehem - "The stable," to use the words of Pococke, "in which our Lord was born, is a grotto cut out of the Rock, according to the eastern custom. ]'>[1] Over it is a marble table or altar, which rests against the side of the Rock, here cut into an arcade. The manager is at the distance of seven paces from the altar; it is in a low recess hewn out of the Rock, to which you descend by two steps, and consists of a block of marble, raised about a foot and a half above the floor, and hollowed out in the form of a manger
Athens - Several Rocky hills rose in the plain, the largest of which was the citadel, or Acropolis. A small valley lay between the Acropolis and the hill on which the Areopagus held its session; it also separated the Areopagus from the Pnyx, a small Rocky hill on which the general assemblies of the people were held. It is cut in the natural Rock
Burial - ...
Our Lord was buried in a new tomb, hewn out of the Rock, which Joseph of Arimathea had prepared for himself (Matthew 27:57-60 ; Mark 15:46 ; John 19:41,42 ). Graves were frequently either natural caverns or artificial excavations formed in the sides of Rocks (Genesis 23:9 ; Matthew 27:60 ); and coffins were seldom used, unless when the body was brought from a distance
Lebanon - Numerous villages nestle amidst the Rocks. The trees striking their roots into the fissures of Rocks illustrate Hosea 14:5, "Israel shall strike forth his roots as Lebanon. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:14) asks, "will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the Rock of the field (a poetical name for Lebanon towering above the surrounding plain)? Or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place (from the distant Rocks) be forsaken?" None
Caesarea - The streams which flow from beneath a limestone Rock unite in one stream near Caesarea Philippi
Hardness of the Heart - ” The analogy is to a Rock or a millstone so that the individual has no feeling and is like a piece of stone
Eagle - The golden eagle; the spotted, common in the Rocky regions; the imperial; and the Circaeros gallicus (short-toed eagle), living on reptiles only: Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, October, 1876), are all found in Palestine. Its soaring high and making its nest in the inaccessible Rock, also its wonderful far-sightedness and strength (Job 39:27-30). ...
The eagle "hovers over her young" in teaching them their first flight, ready in a moment to save them when in danger of falling on the Rocks below
Camel - On slippery soil, Rock or mud, the camel is, however, a helpless flounderer
Grave - Shebna, the royal steward, was told that he would be hurled out of the country for chiseling out a resting place for himself on the high Rock (Isaiah 22:15-19 )
Gehenna (2) - At the lower extremity are found numerous Rock-tombs, for here seems to have been the potter’s field for the burial of pilgrims, which was purchased with the ‘30 pieces of silver,’ and known as Akeldama, or field of blood (Matthew 27:3-8, Acts 1:18-19)
Keys - According to Rabbinic tradition, this opening was placed beneath the foundations of the Temple, as the Moslems hold to this day that it is to be found beneath the Dome of the Rock, or Mosque of Omar (see Gunkel, Schopfung und Chaos, pp
High - High o'er their heads a moldering Rock is placed
Stone - Used almost exclusively for movable stone(s), 'eben is to be distinguished from cela’, “rock,” and tsur, “cliff
Vinyard - 5:2), and a winevat and place for crushing the grapes were hewn out of the Rock ( Jack - ) A wooden wedge for separating Rocks rent by blasting. ) A large, California Rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); - called also boccaccio, and merou
Offence - " ...
Thus it is used (a) of Christ in Romans 9:33 , "(a Rock) of offense;" so 1 Peter 2:8 ; 1 Corinthians 1:23 (AV and RV, "stumblingblock"), and of His CROSS, Galatians 5:11 (RV, ditto); of the "table" provided by God for Israel, Romans 11:9 (see above); (b) of that which is evil, e
Creation - The different Rocks of our globe lie in distinct layers, the comparative age of which is supposed to have been ascertained. These layers are deeply imbedded beneath the present soil, and yet appear to be formed of matter washed into the bed of some primeval sea, and hardened into Rock. These layers are also thrown up and penetrated all over the world by Rocks of still earlier formations, apparently once in a melted state. Thirdly, that God compressed the work of those untold ages into six short days, and created the world as he did Adam, in a state of maturity, embodying in its Rocks and fossils those rudimental forms of animal and vegetable life which seem naturally to lead up to the existing forms
Moab - A few broken shafts of columns are still standing; and there are a number of deep wells cut in the Rock. There being no springs on the spot, the town had two birkets, the largest of which is cut entirely out of the Rocky ground, together with many cisterns. But, in some instances, there are the remains of temples, sepulchral monuments; the ruins of edifices constructed of very large stones, in one of which buildings some of the stones are twenty feet in length, and so broad that one constitutes the thickness of the wall; traces of hanging gardens; entire columns lying on the ground, three feet in diameter, and fragments of smaller columns; and many cisterns out of the Rock. And that such numerous cities which subsisted for many ages, some of them being built on eminences, and naturally strong; others on plains, and surrounded by the richest soil; some situated in valleys by the side of a plentiful stream; and others where art supplied the deficiencies of nature, and where immense cisterns were excavated out of the Rock, and which exhibit in their ruins many monuments of ancient prosperity, and many remains easily convertible into present utility; should have all fled away, all met the same indiscriminate fate, and be all "desolate, without any to dwell therein," notwithstanding all these ancient indications of permanent durability, and their existing facilities and inducements for becoming the habitations of men, is a matter of just wonder in the present day. " "O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities and dwell in the Rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth. " In a general description of the condition of the inhabitants of that extensive desert which now occupies the place of these ancient flourishing states, Volney in plain but unmeant illustration of this prediction, remarks, that the "wretched peasants live in perpetual dread of losing the fruit of their labours; and no sooner have they gathered in their harvest, than they hasten to secrete it in private places, and retire among the Rocks which border on the Dead Sea. " Toward the opposite extremity of the land of Moab, and at a little distance from its borders, Seetzen relates, that "there are many families living in caverns;" and he actually designates them "the inhabitants of the Rocks. " While the cities are desolate, without any to dwell therein, the Rocks are tenanted. But whether flocks lie down in the city without any to make them afraid, or whether men are to be found dwelling in the Rocks, and are "like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth," the wonderful transition, in either case, and the close accordance, in both, of the fact to the prediction, assuredly mark it in characters that may be visible to the purblind mind, as the word of that God before whom the darkness of futurity is as light, and without whom a sparrow cannot fall unto the ground
Mining And Metals - It depicts the adventurous and toilsome character of the quest, the shafts sunk and the galleries tunnelled in the Rock, the darkness, the waters that have to be drained away, the hidden treasures of precious stones and metals that reward the effort and the ingenuity of man. Rock-cut inscriptions were made more durable by having the chiselled letters filled up with lead ( Job 19:24 ). ...
Flint is a form of silica, and occurs abundantly, in the form of nodules, in many of the limestone Rocks of Palestine
Arabia - ...
ARABIA PETRAEA, called from its city Petra, the Rock, or Selah (2 Kings 14:7), now Hadjar, i. Rock. Precipitous bore Rocks, void of herbage, form the southern coast
Palestine - Inaccessibility was their object, for security; also the treacherous nature of the alluvial sand made the lower position unsafe in times of torrent floods from the hills, whereas the Rock afforded a firm foundation (Matthew 7:24-27). The crevasse of the Jordan is possibly volcanic in origin, an upheaval tilting the limestone so as to leave a vast split in the strata, but stopping without intruding volcanic Rocks into the fissure. Dolomite or magnesian limestone, a send-crystalline Rock, white or brown with glistening surface, blends with the mass of limestone, near Jerusalem. These volcanic Rocks are found in the cis-Jordanic country, only N. ...
The earthquake in Uzziah's time (Zechariah 14:5), which injured the temple and brought down a mass of Rock from Olivet (Josephus, Rock salt, niter, and sulphur of the Dead Sea, evidence volcanic agency. The igneous Rocks first appear in situ near the water level at wady Hemarah, a little N. of the upper Jordan the most remarkable igneous Rocks are found; the limestone lies underneath. The plain of Gennesaret is richer land, owing to the streams flowing all the year round, and to the decay of volcanic Rocks on the surrounding heights. Rock salt abounds. of the Dead Sea, is five miles and a half long by two and a half broad, and several hundred feet high; the lower part Rock salt, the upper Sulphate of lime and salt with alumina
Base - ) The ground mass of a Rock, especially if not distinctly crystalline
Sardis - The citadel was captured by means of a climber who worked his way up by an oblique crevice in the perpendicular Rock
Hezekiah - Knowing that a source of water was crucial, Hezekiah constructed a tunnel through solid Rock from the spring of Gihon to the Siloam pool
Fire - For this crime he was punished by being chained to a Rock in the wilderness of Scythia
Ed - The Rock cut cemeteries, and ancient cultivation, are almost the only Israelite remains in the country
Tyre - ’ Confined to an island-rock with a surface area of only 140 acres, in which room had to be found not only for dwelling-houses but for factories, dockyards, a canal, and a great temple, Tyre solved the problem of space in an un-Oriental manner by running up buildings of many stories, ‘of more even than at Rome’ (ib
Wedding Garment - What is it? Is it not that definite relationship with Christ which is so clearly expressed in the hymn—...
‘Rock of Ages cleft for me,...
Let me hide myself in thee,’...
a relationship implying the closest possible union? It is not something fictitious or unreal, but something which the fact of sin demands
Burial - ...
The dead were buried in caves, Rock-cut tombs, or in the ground
Strife - Moses appealed to the Judge, who vindicated him by sending water from a Rock (cliff?) smitten by Moses: “And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding [1] of the children of Israel …” ( Burial - These Rock-sepulchres were often of considerable size, and sometimes permitted of the interment of as many as thirteen bodies. It is sometimes thought that it was in some such Rock-tomb that the demoniac of Gadara had taken up his abode; but more probably it was in one of the tombs ‘built above ground,’ which were ‘much more common in Galilee than has been supposed’ (Wilson, Recovery of Jerusalem, p. It was then borne to the ‘new tomb wherein was never man yet laid,’ and reverently laid on the Rocky ledge prepared for the purpose, while the whole was secured by a ‘great stone’ placed across the entrance, which was afterwards at the desire of the Jews sealed and guarded (Matthew 27:62 ff
Salvation, Saviour - It is the righteous or penitent alone who are entitled to look to God for His saving help; no others can claim Him as the Rock of their salvation ( Psalms 18:1-3 ; cf
Stone - The stone ( petros ) of John 1:42 should be ‘rock,’ or still better ‘Peter’ (RV [1] ); ‘stony’ ( petrôdçs ) in Matthew 13:5 , Mark 4:5 ; Mark 4:16 should be ‘rocky
Vine, Vineyard - A winepress was cut in the Rock, and a watch tower ( Isaiah 5:2 , Matthew 21:33 ) was built to guard against intruders
Phenicia - "The Biblical account (1 Kings 5:17,18 ) is accurately descriptive of the massive masonry now existing at the south-eastern angle (of the temple area), and standing on the native Rock 80 feet below the present surface
Sam'Son - Samson revenged himself by taking 300 foxes (or rather jackals) and tying them together two by two by the tails, with a firebrand between every pair of tails, and so he let them loose into the standing corn of the Philistines, which was ready for harvest, The Philistines took vengeance by burning Samson's wife and her father; but he fell hip upon them in return, and smote them with a great slaughter," after which he took refuge on the top of the Rock of Etam, in the territory of Judah
Transfiguration, the - " Among the apostles the three favorite disciples, Peter, James and John were the sole witnesses of the scene-- "the sons of thunder and the man of Rock
Decrees of God - "He is the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity; just and right is he, " Deuteronomy 32:4
Undressed Cloth - The present custom in Syria is to dip the cloth in water, and lay it out on a flat surface of Rock
Wilderness - The words for wilderness in the Old Testament come close to our word desert , because they usually mean a Rocky, dry wasteland. Desert in the lands of the Bible is usually Rocks instead of sand dunes. The good news was that God had provided manna, quail, and water from the Rock
Bar - A Rock in the sea, according to Brown or any thing by which structure is held together, according to Johnson used in Jonah 2 9
Face - harder than a Rock (Jeremiah 5:3), and may be a face of fury (Ezekiel 38:18)
Roll - ) To incline first to one side, then to the other; to Rock; as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in a general semse, to be tossed about
Wash - ) Gravel and other Rock debris transported and deposited by running water; coarse alluvium
Faithfulness - The Lord has manifested His “faithfulness” to His people: “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” ( Strong, To Be - 3:8-9 the prophet’s face is compared to Rock; God has made him determined to his task just as Israel is determined not to listen to him: “Behold, I have made thy face [6] against their faces, and thy forehead [6] against their foreheads
Goat - Bochart insists that it is the ibex, or "rock-goat
Peter - This name in Greek signifies a Rock, as does also the name Cephas in Syriac
Pelagius i., Bishop of Rome - He speaks of "the eternal solidity of that firm Rock on which Christ had founded His church from the rising to the setting of the sun, being maintained by the authority of his ( i
Moses - At Meribah Kadesh the congregation murmured against Moses, for bringing them into a barren wilderness without water; when the Lord commanded Moses to take his rod, which had been laid up before the Lord, and with Aaron to assemble the congregation together, and to speak to the Rock before their eyes; which should supply water for the congregation and their cattle. "But Moses said unto the congregation, when they were assembled, Hear now, ye rebels, must we fetch you water out of this Rock? And he smote the Rock twice with his rod, and the water came out abundantly; and the congregation drank, and their cattle also. He distrusted or disbelieved that water could be produced from the Rock only by speaking to it; which was a higher miracle than he had performed before at Rephidim, Exodus 17:6 . He unnecessarily smote the Rock twice; thereby betraying an unwarrantable impatience. He did not, at least in the phrase he used, ascribe the glory of the miracle wholly to God, but rather to himself and his brother: "Must we fetch you water out of this Rock?" And he denominated them "rebels" against his and his brother's authority, which although an implied act of rebellion against God, ought to have been stated, as on a former occasion, "Ye have been rebels against the Lord, from the day that I knew you," Deuteronomy 9:24 , which he spake without blame
Olives, Mount of - of the central mount are: the tomb of the Virgin, then successively up the hill, namely, an olive garden, cavern of Christ's prayer and agony, Rock where the disciples slept, place of Jesus' capture, spot from whence the Virgin saw Stephen stoned, spot where her girdle dropped at her assumption, spot of Jesus' lament over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41), tombs of the prophets, including Haggai and Zechariah (the Jews say; Matthew 23:29), place of the ascension, and church. , 66) to be the site of Bethphage; but the discovery of "an almost square block of masonry or Rock, covered with paintings," not separated from the porous limestone Rock of which it forms a part, on the strip to the N
Exodus, the - Thence to Rephidim, where God gave them water from the Rock of Horeb; there Amalek attacked them. "...
Rephidim is probably at the pass el Watiyeh, shut in by perpendicular Rocks, to Amalek a capital point for attack on Israel, commanding the entrance to the wadies surrounding the central Sinai. field was such a Rock as Moses may have struck with his rod. Every part of these two wadies commands the full view of the granite Rocks of Ras Sufsafeh. He would hear the sounds rising in the still air from the plain, but not see the plain until he emerged from the wady right under the steep Rock of Sufsafeh
Sepulchre - The limestone Rocks of Canaan yielded to their desire for a permanent place of abode. These varied in style as follows:...
(1) The simplest type of Jewish sepulchre was a sunken receptacle for a single body, hewn in the Rock. Some were cut in the face of the Rock lengthwise. Sometimes double chambers were made, with a Rock-cut passage-way leading from one into the other
Peter - Jesus immediately saw the man’s leadership qualities and gave him a new name, Peter (or Cephas), meaning ‘a Rock’ (John 1:42). (The two names are from the words for ‘rock’ in Greek and Aramaic respectively
Typology - He rehearsed the experiences of the people of Israel in the Exodus and in their forty years in the desert: the destruction of Pharaoh's army in the sea (Exodus 14-15 ); the eating of manna (Exodus 16:1 ); their conduct when thirsty—Rephidim—striking the Rock (Exodus 17:1 ); Kadesh—speaking to the Rock (Numbers 20:1 ); sin of the gold calf (Exodus 32:1 ); fornication with the daughters of Moab at Baal of Peor (Numbers 25:1 ); murmuring when going from Mount Hor around the land of Edom (Numbers 21:1 )
Persia - Darius on the Rock of Behistun inscribed: "from antiquity our race have been kings. 70-79) and Behistun inscription mention seven chiefs who organized the revolt against Smerdis (the Behistun Rock W
Bethlehem - The grotto of the nativity is beneath a crypt, 39 feet long, 11 broad, 9 high, hewn out of the Rock and lined with marble
Palm (of Hand) - ” God told Moses: “… While my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the Rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by” ( Nazareth - So the houses generally are of stone, founded, after digging deep, upon the Rock (Luke 6:47). Among the Rocky ledges above the lower parts of the village is one 40 ft
Fulfill - Christ was foreshadowed by Adam ( Romans 5:12-21 ; 1Corinthians 15:22,1 Corinthians 15:45-49 ), by the Rock in the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:4 ), and by the Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7 )
Dove - The dove's timidity answers to the believer fleeing from sin, self, and wrath, to the refuge in the cleft Rock of ages (Song of Solomon 2:14; Jeremiah 48:28; Isaiah 26:4, margin)
Roads - They were well bottomed and well laid, and from ten to fourteen feet wide, generally broadest when the cutting was through solid Rock
Salt (2) - The chief sources were (and are) the great Rock-salt cliffs known as the Khasm Usdum to the S
Amalekites - " The occasion of Amalek's attack was significant: at Rephidim, when there was no water for the people to drink, and God by miracle made it gush from the Rock...
Contentions for possession of a well were of common occurrence (Genesis 21:25; Genesis 26:22; Exodus 2:17); in Moses' message asking Edom and Sihon the Amorite for leave of passage, water is a prominent topic (Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:22; compare Judges 5:11)
Pillar - And as the Holy Ghost hath graciously been pleased in so many words to tell the church, that the Rock which followed Israel was Christ; (1 Corinthians 10:4) it should seem as if this was intended by the blessed Spirit, to act as a key for opening; similar manifestation to the church in those other tokens of divine, love, which appear in their wonderful history
Turtle - The church calls herself, the Lord's turtle dove, (Psalms 74:19) and begs the Lord as such to keep her from her enemies; and Jesus calls the church his dove, (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) as if in answer to this cry, and bids her see her security, for that she is in the cliffs of the Rock—perhaps, meaning the secret decrees of JEHOVAH, or, in Christ, the Rock of ages, or probably both
Leb'Anon, - Fig trees cling to the naked Rock; vines are trained along narrow ledges; long ranges of mulberries, on terraces like steps of stairs, cover the more gentle declivities; and dense groves of olives fill up the bottoms of the glens. Hundreds of villages are seen-- here built among labyrinths of Rocks, there clinging like among labyrinths of Rocks, there clinging like swallows' nests to the sides of cliffs; while convents, no less numerous, are perched on the top of every peak. (2 Kings 14:9 ; Song of Solomon 4:8 ); Habb 2:17 Along the base of Lebanon runs the irregular plain of Phoenicia --nowhere more than two miles wide, and often interrupted by bold Rocky spurs that dip into the sea
Hearing - * Circumstantiality in the Parables - In the parable of the Houses built upon the Rock and upon the Sand (Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 6:47-49), St. Matthew says merely that the wise man built upon the Rock and the foolish upon the sand; but St
Corner-Stone - The same situation of conflict is presented in Isaiah 8:14, where the fear of the Lord would be to some a sanctuary, a place of safety and rest by the way, but to others a stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence. They should have made allowance for the immovable object of bed-rock truth that had the right of priority
Bethesda - In the autumn of 1888, ‘certain works carried on by the Algerian monks laid bare a large tank or cistern cut in the Rock to a depth of 30 feet, and Herr Schick recognized this as the Pool of Bethesda. A flight of twenty-four steps leads down into the pool from the eastern scarp of Rock
Dionysius, Pseudo-Areopagita - These Names, like all outward channels of spiritual knowledge, can reveal His real nature but very imperfectly; and even so, not without prayer, which, like the golden chain of Homer, lifts us up to Heaven while we seem to be drawing it down to earth; or like the rope thrown out to mariners from a Rock, which enables them to draw their ship nearer to the Rock, while they pull as if they would draw the Rock to them (Div
Symbol - The journey to Canaan supplied Passover, manna, Rock, redemption, better country, rest
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Mines - "He puts forth his hand (to cleave) the flint Rock. " "He cuts channels among the Rocks" to drain off the waters, then "his eye seeth every precious thing. Iron abounds in the Rocks of the Holy Land; the Hebrew probably acquired in the Egyptian iron furnaces the art of working it, by some such process as the Indians used from the earliest times (Deuteronomy 4:20)
Perfect, Perfection - Light is shed on this claim by four other clauses in the same verse that parallel and thereby explain it: (1) " [God]'>[3] is the Rock"; (2) "all his ways are just"; (3) " [4] a faithful God who does no wrong"; (4) "upright and just is he
Go Out, Go Forth - ...
Yâtsâ' is not used of God’s initial creative act, but only of His using what already exists to accomplish His purposes, such as His causing water to “come out” of the Rock ( Offence - Isaiah’s description of ‘the stone of stumbling’ and ‘the Rock of offence’ (Isaiah 8:14) is applied by St
Names of God - ” (Psalm 90:2 )...
Rock ( Deuteronomy 32:18 ; Psalm 19:14 ; Isaiah 26:4 ) God is strong and permanent. Yahweh is sometimes identified as “The Rock of Israel
Foundation - The figurative use of θεμέλιος goes back to our Lord’s Parable of the Wise Builder-ὅς ἕσκαψε καὶ ἐβάθυνε, καὶ ἕθηκε θεμέλιον ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν-‘who digged and went deep and laid a foundation upon the Rock’ (Luke 6:48). Many modern evangelistic efforts split upon this Rock, and the falling away of professed converts has often arisen from the refusal of them or their spiritual guides ‘to have done with the elementary doctrines and to go on towards full growth
Mizpah - Traces of the outer court of the tabernacle are yet discoverable, and a curious Rock cut approach
Gerasenes, Gergesenes - In the mountains above, where in all probability the swine were feeding, there are numbers of caves and also Rock-cut tombs where the demoniacs may have lived
Type - ...
(Consider also the various offerings, the tabernacle and its vessels, the smitten Rock, cedar trees, vine, etc
Confession (of Christ) - Peter’s utterance in the everlasting promise which Christ then gave not to him merely, but to all who should hereafter believe on His name and confess Him after a like fashion: ‘Upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it’ (Matthew 16:18). Whether the ‘rock’ is St. Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:15-16); and this was the occasion on which Jesus for the first time spoke of His Church, and declared that on the Rock of Christian confession that Church was to be built (Matthew 16:18)
Miracles - ...
Curing the waters of Marah Exodus 15:23-25 ...
Manna from heaven Exodus 16:14-35 ...
Water from the Rock at Rephidim Exodus 17:5-7 ...
Death of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10:1 - 2 ...
The earth swallows the murmurers, and...
the death of Korah, Dathan and Abiram Numbers 16:31-40 ...
Budding of Aaron's rod at Kadesh Numbers 17:8 ...
Water from the Rock at Meribah Numbers 20:7-11 ...
The brazen serpent: Israel healed Numbers 21:8 - 9 ...
Balaam's ass speaking Numbers 22:21-35 ...
Parting the Jordan Joshua 3:14-17 ...
In the Land
Peter - Petros , and means ‘rock. (2) During the season of retirement at Cæsarea Philippi in the last year of His ministry, Jesus, anxious to ascertain whether their faith in His Messiahship had stood the strain of disillusionment, whether they still regarded Him as the Messiah, though He was not the sort of Messiah they had expected, put to the Twelve the question: ‘Who do ye say that I am?’ Again it was Peter who answered promptly and firmly:’ Thou art the Christ,’ filling the Lord’s heart with exultant rapture, and proving that he had indeed earned his new name Peter, the Rock on which Jesus would build His Church, the first stone of that living temple
Rahab (1) - By her counsel they hid three days in the mountains (Quarantana , abounding in caves, a wall of Rock rising 1,200 ft
Holy - The negative statement, “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none besides thee: neither is there any Rock like our God” ( Protestant - I, for my part, after a long, and, as I verily believe and hope, impartial, search of the true way to eternal happiness, do profess plainly that I cannot find any rest for the sole of my foot but upon this Rock only
Jerusalem (2) - Like all this part of the country, the Rocky formation is grey chalky limestone, deposited in beds of varying hardness. In many places this Meleki Rock when first excavated is quite soft and easily worked with the most primitive tools, but on exposure to the air it rapidly hardens. The extensive investigations made here during the past fifty years, as well as the examination of many kindred sites in other parts of Palestine, lead to the conclusion that the whole area before human habitation consisted of an irregular, Rocky surface, broken up by a number of small shallow valleys in which alone there was sufficient soil for vegetation. To-day the Rock is everywhere covered with debris of a depth varying from 40 to 70 or more feet. A little farther down the valley there occurs, at the same time and under the same circumstances, another apparent ‘spring’—the ‘Ain el-Lôz—due to the water of Bir Eyyûb finding its way along an ancient Rock-cut aqueduct and bursting up through the ground where the conduit is blocked. To-day the water collects in an extensive underground Rocky chamber at the bottom of a well 86 feet deep. side leads to a conduit which enters the city near the Jaffa Gate and empties itself into the great Rock-cut pool—Birket Hammâm el-Batrak (the pool or bath of the Patriarch), commonly known as the Pool of Hezekiah. The pool, 80 yards long by 48 yards wide, is largely Rock-cut, and lies across the W
Hermas Shepherd of - In the midst of the plain is a great and ancient Rock, with a recently-hewn gate in it. Upon the Rock a tower (the Church) is being built by angels, of stones that are brought through the gate. A curious feature is the introduction of the Son of God, already symbolized by the Rock and the gate, as the glorious man who inspects the tower and rejects certain of the stones. In view of the Roman character of the Shepherd, it is interesting to note that the tower which represents the Church is represented as founded, not on Peter, but, in the third Vision, upon the waters of baptism, and, in the ninth Parable, upon the Rock of the Son of God
Pharaoh - In the wall of Rock separating this basin from the one next to it some ancient Egyptian engineers had constructed the hiding-place, whose secret had been kept for nearly three thousand years. " The exploring party being guided to the place, found behind a great Rock a shaft 6 feet square and about 40 feet deep, sunk into the limestone
Jerusalem - The Muslim mosque, the Dome of the Rock, stands in this area today. ) had a 1750 foot tunnel dug out of solid Rock to provide water from the Gihon Spring in time of seige (2 Kings 20:20 )
Messiah - Still more expressions of the messianic task were given in the time of Moses; consider the pillar of fire (Christ is the light), manna (Christ is the living bread), the water from the Rock (Christ is living water and the Rock), and the lifted-up bronze serpent (Christ is the lifted-up One who gives life)
Jerusalem - It is a plateau of about 35 acres, all level except where a portion of the Rock projects near the centre, over which the Mosque of Omar is built. To obtain this large plain, walls had to be built up at the sides of the sloping Rock, forming with arches many chambers, tier above tier
Peter - His original name was Simon or Simeon, which his divine Master, when he called him to the Apostleship, changed for that of Cephas, a Syriac word signifying a stone or Rock; in Latin, petra, from whence is derived the term Peter. Having received this answer, Jesus declared Peter blessed on account of his faith; and in allusion to the signification of his name, added, "Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my church; and I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth," &c
Zidon - About midway between Beyrout and Tyre, on the edge of a fertile strip of plain stretching from the mountain to the shore, a small Rocky promontory juts into the sea. While the oldest existing buildings date from the Middle Ages, there are many remains of great antiquity, traces of walls, hewn stones, pillars, coins, and the reservoirs cut out of the Rock
Temple, Solomon's - Solomon also provided for a sufficient water supply for the temple by hewing in the Rocky hill vast cisterns, into which water was conveyed by channels from the "pools" near Bethlehem. It rests on the solid Rock at a depth of 79 feet 3 inches below the present surface
She'Chem - It is entirely excavated in the solid Rock, perfectly round, 9 feet in diameter, with the sides hewn smooth and regular
Tradition - Paul’s references to the Rock that followed the Israelites (1 Corinthians 10:4), to the seducing of Eve by the serpent (2 Corinthians 11:3), and to the ministry of angels (Galatians 3:19; cf
Confession - Peter at Cæsarea Philippi was the reward of the Apostle’s splendid profession of faith; and it contained the assurance that against the Church built on the Rock of believing confession the gates of Hades should not prevail ( Matthew 16:17-19 )
Break - To burst, by dashing against something as, a wave breaks upon a Rock
Church - Its first occurrence in relation to Christianity is in Matthew 16:18 , where upon Peter's confession that Jesuswas the Son of the living God, the Lord rejoins, "upon this Rock I will build my assembly," etc
Gideon - Gideon requires a sign: he brings an offering of a kid and unleavened cakes, the Angel touches these with his staff, whereupon fire issues from the Rock on which the offering lies and consumes it
Aenon - These pools are supplied by some half-dozen springs of the purest and coldest water, bursting from Rocky crevices at various intervals. … Several herds of cattle were voraciously feeding on the rich herbage near the stream; and thousands of sheep and goats were seen approaching the stream, or “resting at noonday” in the shadow of the great Rock composing the overhanging cliff here and there. … Higher up, the valley becomes very narrow, and the Rocky precipices tower to a sublime height
Altar - The altar which Jacob set up at Bethel, was the stone which had served him for a pillow; Gideon sacrificed on the Rock before his house
Wells And Springs - It is covered by a vaulted roof, with a narrow entrance closed by a heavy Rock
jo'Seph - Joseph and Nicodemus then, having enfolded the sacred body in the linen shroud which Joseph had bought, consigned it to a tomb hewn in a Rock, in a garden belonging to Joseph, and close to the place of crucifixion
Profession (2) - So He prized the bold testimony of Peter at Caesarea Philippi as being a sign of the Rock-fast loyalty of His disciple (Matthew 16:17-19); so also He mourned over the later weakness of the disciples and the verbal denial of Peter, as betokening a certain diminution of their allegiance (Mark 14:27; Mark 14:30, Luke 22:61)
Unconscious Faith - ‘They drank of a spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was the Christ’ (1 Corinthians 10:4); but it is only in the Epistles to the Colossians and Ephesians that St
Paul in Arabia - He may have said to himself that he must hide himself for once in that cleftrock before he sat down to his life-work in Moses' seat. Every Rock echoed with that name. And, then, as he hid himself in the cleft Rock-how the Name of the Lord would come up into his mind: and how, like Moses also, he would make haste and bow his head to the earth and say: Take me for one of Thy people. And till, on the Rocks of Sinai the shepherds would sometimes come on somewhat the same sweat of blood that the gardeners came on in the Garden of Gethsemane. "One day"-sings concerning Him one of His servants who loved seclusion also, and put it to some purpose-...
"One day forth walked alone, the Spirit leading,And His deep thoughts, the better to converseWith solitude; till far from track of man,Thought following thought, and step on step led on,He entered now the bordering desert-wild,And, with dark shades and Rocks environ'd round,His holy meditations thus pursued
Numbers, Book of - He is told to speak to the Rock, with the rod of priestly grace in his hand, but he smites the Rock as with his own rod of judgement, and calls the people rebels: for this failure he is forbidden to lead the people into Canaan
Vine - 330) says a bunch from a Syrian vine was sent as a present from the Duke of Portland to the Marquis of Rockingham, weighing 19 pounds, and was carried on a staff by four, two bearing it in rotation. The "fence" may represent the law, the "stones" gathered out Jerome thinks are the idols; the "tower" the temple "in the midst" of Judaea; the "winepress," generally hewn out of the Rocky soil, the altar. On the road from Akka to Jerusalem, Robinson saw an upper ledge of Rock scooped into a shallow trough, in which the grapes were trodden, and by a hole in the bottom the juice passed into a lower vat three feet deep, four square (Bib
Lazarus - He went to the Rock-hewn sepulchre, and in presence of the sisters and a large company of mourners, including many of the rulers who had come from the adjacent capital to testify their esteem for the good Lazarus and their sympathy with Martha and Mary ( John 11:19 ), summoned the dead man forth and restored him, alive and well, to his home
Water - 32:2 “water” represents that which is refreshing: “And a man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land
Nazareth - Her kitchen, parlour, and bed room, are shown, and also a narrow hole in the Rock, in which the child Jesus once hid himself from his persecutors
Messiah - And on the day appointed, this false Moses, having led them to the top of a Rock, men, women, and children threw themselves headlong down into the sea, without the least hesitation or reluctance, till so great a number of them were drowned as opened the eyes of the rest, and made them sensible of the cheat
Palm Tree - " (Psalms 90:10) What a lovely palm tree then is the real follower of the Lord Jesus, if thus living to extreme old age he still brings forth fruit to the praise of the Lord's grace, "some thirty fold, some sixty fold, some au hundred fold!" So speaks the Holy Ghost concerning the faithful: "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God; they shall still bring forth fruit in old age, they shall be fat and flourishing; to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him
Jerusalem - North of the side of the temple is the building now known to Christians as the Mosque of Omar, but by Moslems it is called the Dome of the Rock. We have the point of the native Rock over which the altar was built, and from this are able to determine the site of the Holy of Holies. The Rock-cut conduit, leading for 1700 feet under Ophel, connecting the Pool of Siloam with the Virgin's Fountain, in which the Siloam inscription was discovered in 1880, dates from the time of the Hebrew kings
Jerusalem - Not more than two years afterward, this cruel tyrant, who had seized every opportunity to exercise his barbarity on the Jews, sent Apollonius with an army to Jerusalem; who pulled down the walls, grievously oppressed the people, and built a citadel on a Rock adjoining the temple, which commanded that building, and had the effect of completely overawing the seditious. Without the walls are a Turkish burial ground, the tomb of David, a small grove near the tombs of the kings, and all the rest is a surface of Rock, on which are a few numbered trees. The absurdity, for example, of hewing the Rocks of Judea into shrines and chapels, and of disguising the face of nature with painted domes and gilded marble coverings, by way of commemorating the scenes of our Saviour's life and death, is so evident and so lamentable, that even Sandys, with all his credulity, could not avoid a happy application of the reproof conveyed by the Roman satirist against a similar violation of the Egerian fountain. The foundations are not only broken up, but every fragment of which they were composed is swept away, and the spectator looks upon the bare Rock with hardly a sprinkling of earth to point out her gardens of pleasure, or groves of idolatrous devotion. A few gardens still remain on the sloping base of Mount Zion, watered from the pool of Siloam; the gardens of Gethsemane are still in a sort of ruined cultivation; the fences are broken down, and the olive trees decaying, as if the hand that pressed and fed them were withdrawn; the Mount of Olives still retains a languishing verdure, and nourishes a few of those trees from which it derives its name; but all round about Jerusalem the general aspect is blighted and barren; the grass is withered; the bare Rock looks through the scanty sward; and the grain itself, like the staring progeny of famine, seems in doubt whether to come to maturity, or die in the ear
Creation - No one series of stratified Rocks is void of traces of life. Light was needed for the crystallization of inorganic forms and the molecular arrangement of the mineral matter of Rocks. Traces of life are found in the laurentian and certainly in the cambrian strata, the former the oldest Rocks, whereas animal creation seemingly does not appear until the fifth day in Genesis 1:20-22. The tannin , from tanan "to stretch, and romesheth , from raamas "to trample" ("whales" and" every living creature that moveth," Genesis 1:21), answer to the saurians and allied reptiles occurring in the Rocks precisely at the point assigned them by Moses. Almost half of the earth's crust consists of oxygen, which enters into the composition of every Rock and metallic ore. By it the waters above the firmament were separated from that molten mass under the firmament which subsequently consolidated into Rocks and ores. The laurentian is the earliest sedimentary Rock, 200,000 square miles N. ...
The first appearance of life is not noted in Genesis In the laurentian Rock the first traces of life appear, a lowly organization akin to the foraminifera, the individuals being connected together as in varieties of coral. In the cambrian, the next Rocks, ripple marks occur showing that those Rocks (the Harlech grit) formed a sea beach. The permian and triassic Rocks, of which the magnesian limestone and the new red sandstone are chief representatives in England, answer to the fourth day
Fortification And Siegecraft - In either case the steep Rock-faces of nature’s building may be said to have been the city’s first line of defence. The walls, of crude brick or stone, with which art supplemented nature, followed the contours of the ridge, the Rock itself being frequently cut away to form artificial scarps, on the top of which the city wall was built. Consequently the walls were not required to be of uniform height throughout the enceinte , being lowest where the Rock scarp was steepest, and highest on that side of the city from which approach was easiest and attack most to be feared
Joshua - Joshua had never forgotten that day of days in the great days of his youth, when Moses took his young servant up with him to the top of the mount, ay, and even into the cleft Rock itself. Ever since that day on the mount and in the cleft Rock the Lord, and no heathen god of them all, had been Joshua's God. And Moses and Joshua made haste in the cleft Rock, and they bowed their heads to the earth, and they said, If now we have found grace in Thy sight, pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine inheritance
Wilderness of the Wanderings - Soon the people gathered here in full number, exhausted the water supply, and were given water miraculously from the Rock. Rephidim ("places of refreshment") with its water from the smitten Rock typifies Christ, by being smitten yielding the living water (John 7:37-39; John 4:14)
Roman Catholics - Peter was deputed by Christ to be his vicar, and the head of the catholic church; and that the bishops of Rome, being his successors, have the same apostolical authority; for our Saviour declares, in Matthew 16:18 , "Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock will I build my church;" by which Rock they understand St
Phoenice - Thus Tyre is Hebrew tsor , "rock"; Sidon tsidon , "fishing"; Carthage karthada , "new town"; Byrsa botsrah , "citadel," Bozrah Isaiah 63:1
Patience - A flood assails a Rock, and rolls off unable to make an impression; while straws and boughs are borne off in triumph, carried down the stream, driven and tossed. Peter drew his sword; the sun resolved to shine on such criminals no longer; the Rocks asked to crush them; the earth trembles under the sinful load; the very dead cannot remain in their graves
Minister - Sundry divines in our age have become weary of the old-fashioned well of which our fathers drank, and would fain have us go to their Abana and Pharpar, but we are still firm in the belief that the water from the Rock has no rival, and we shall not, we hope, forsake it for any other
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Psalm 40:2 (a) This is a type of the solid foundation for our faith and our safety, CHRIST JESUS, the Rock of Ages
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
Statute, Ordinance - 22:16 with the meaning “to cut in”: “… That graveth a habitation for himself in a Rock
Ararat - From the spot on which I stood, it appeared as if the hugest mountains of the world had been piled upon each other, to form this one sublime immensity of earth, and Rock, and snow. The Rocky side of the greater head runs almost perpendicularly down to the north-east, while the lesser head rises from the sloping bottom of the cleft, in a perfectly conical shape. The form of the greater is similar to the less, only broader and rounder at the top; and shows to the northwest a broken and abrupt front, opening, about half way down, into a stupendous chasm, deep, Rocky and peculiarly black
Stumbling - In England, where the roads are so excellent, we do not readily perceive the force and just application of the Scriptural figures, derived from a ‘stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence,' Isaiah 8:14 , and similar passages; but in the east, where the roads are, for the most part, nothing more than an accustomed track, the constant danger and impediment arising to travellers from stones and Rocks fully explain the allusion. "...
In the grand description which Isaiah gives, Isaiah 63:13 , of God "with his glorious arm" leading his people through the Red Sea, it is said, "That led them through the deep, as a horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble;" that is, who preserved them from falling amidst the numerous inequalities in the bed of the sea, caused in some instances by deep cavities, and in others by abrupt intervening Rocks
Temple - " Warren identifies the "dome of the Rock" with Ornan's threshing floor and the temple altar. where the foundations rest on the Rock itself, are pronounced by Deutseh to have been cut or painted when the stones were first laid in their present places, and to be Phoenician letters, numerals, and masons' quarry signs; some are well known Phoenician characters, others such as occur in the primitive substructions of the Sidon harbour. On its south side an inclined plane led down to the water gate where was the great, cistern in the Rock (Barclay, City of the Great King, 526); supplying the temple at the S
Book - By adverting to the different modes of writing in eastern countries, we obtain a satisfactory interpretation of a passage in the book of Job 19:23-24 , and a distinct view of the beautiful gradation which is lost in our translation: "O that my words were now written! O that they were printed (written) in a book! that they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the Rock for ever!" In the east there is a mode of writing, which is designed to fix words in the memory, but the writing is not intended for duration. Job expresses his wish not only that his words were written, but also written in a book, from which they should not be blotted out, nay, still farther, graven in a Rock, the most permanent mode of recording them, and especially if the engraved letters were filled with lead; or the Rock was made to receive leaden tablets, the use of which was known among the ancients
Agriculture - In the Jordan Valley and the maritime plains it consists of a very rich alluvial deposit; in the regions lying at a higher elevation it has been formed from decomposing basaltic Rock and cretaceous limestone. Such a classification is quite distinct from that of the parable of the Sower, where the wayside, the Rocky places, etc. That is the common practice in modern times where there is a Rocky bottom and only a sparse covering of earth. Others may have been dry wells, or cisterns, or caves hewn out of the Rock, such as are common in modern times
Edom - Amaziah king of Judah, took Petra, killed a thousand men, and compelled ten thousand more to leap from the Rock, upon which stood the city of Petra, 2 Chronicles 25:11-12 . Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the Rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord. Of its eastern boundary, and of the adjoining part of Arabia Petrea, strictly so called, Burckhardt writes: "It might, with truth, be called Petrea, not only on account of its Rocky mountains, but also of the elevated plain already described, which is so much covered with stones, especially flints, that it may with great propriety be called a stony desert, although susceptible of culture; in many places it is overgrown with wild herbs, and must once have been thickly inhabited; for the traces of many towns and villages are met with on both sides of the Hadj road between Maan and Akaba, as well as between Maan and the plains of the Hauran, in which direction are also many springs
Palestine - The basic Rock is limestone, in the eastern sections often covered with volcanic Rock
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Family Intrigue Able to rule the people but not his family, David saw intrigue, sexual sins, and murder Rock his own household, resulting in his isolation from and eventual retreat before Absalom
Habakkuk, Theology of - He possesses such unchangeable stability that he can be called "Rock" (1:12)
Simeon - Has Mary's Son, then; has God's Son, been a stumbling stone to me? Or, has He been the one foundation laid in Zion for me? Has He, to my everlasting salvation, and to His everlasting praise, lifted me up from all my falls and made me to stand upon His righteousness as upon a Rock? Simeon himself had at one time stumbled and been broken on this child, and on His too great name
Righteous, To Be - “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the Rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged” ( Great, To Be; Heavy - This basic idea of “numerical multiplicity” is also applied to amounts of liquids or masses of non-liquids: “And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the Rock twice: and the water came out abundantly …” ( Deliver - He is known as the salvation of His people: “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation” ( Sea of Galilee - ; and there is also the same mass of broken Rocks, making a steep slope to the plain below. corner of the Lake, the rounded hill Tell Oreime slopes down to the water’s edge, ending in a series of sharp Rocks—the only place around the Lake where we find anything like a cliff beside the shore. Around the face of Tell Oreime there is a deep Rock-cutting now used as a pathway, but in ancient times an aqueduct, as is attested by the discovery of the remains of the old piers of its continuation across the next valley to ‘Ain et-Tâbigha. In the present unwooded state, with its uncultivated fields and barren hills often, as at the north end of the Lake, washed down to the bare Rock by the rains of centuries, there may be little to attract, especially when the whole country has been blackened by the summer suns and the burning siroccos. Very soon, too, the fields are covered with great patches of anemones of varied colours—white, red, purple, and deep dark-blue, interspersed with various species of the lily family and stretches of the dark green-leaved and yellow-flowered mustard, while the watercourses and shores of the Lake are marked out by the red blooms of the oleander with its dark-green and silvery-backed leaves; and on the western shore variety is added by the gigantic reeds of the papyrus, topped by their reddish-brown waving plumes; on the higher grounds, too, every crevice of the Rock is shaded by the blossoms of the cyclamen and many another flower of the field. There would be Rocky stretches, especially to the north-east of the Lake, covered with brambles, wild mustard, and coarse grass, or dotted with prickly bushes (nubk), where the wolf, the jackal, the fox, and the hyaena would make their homes, and where the brown serpent and the silvery-breasted poisonous snake would glide about. , and 139° has been recorded on the shore of the Lake at midday in August; and even the soil, the Rocks, and the pebbles around the Lake side become so intensely heated that the bather must wait till long after sunset if he would enter the water without the risk of burning his feet
Jerusalem - The fore-court of Antonia must therefore have projected some distance into the present Ḥaram area, and the Rock on which the castle stood, while scarped on the other three sides, must on the S. Temple area wall presumably joined this Rock, while the W. Examination of the Rock levels has proved that the S
Hannah - What else could they become with such a father? When the blind lead the blind, what can you look for? That temple post, and that doited old priest sitting idle in the sun, and Hannah drunk with sorrow, and the way that Eli looks at her, and the things he says to her-Rock of Ages, let me hide myself in Thee! Only to Thy cross I cling-as I see Eli, and myself in Eli, and my children in Hophni and in Phinehas and in Ichabod. To preach to them, and to tell them that there is none holy as the Lord: neither is there any Rock like our God: that the Lord God is a God of knowledge, and that by Him actions are weighed: that He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the beggar from the dunghill, and that He will keep the feet of His saints
Faith - The former sentence is an untranslatable epigram ‘If you will not hold fast, you shall have no holdfast!’, ‘No fealty, no safety!’; the latter leads us into the heart of OT faith, the collective trust of Israel in Jehovah as her Rock of foundation and salvation, which, as Isaiah declared (in Isaiah 8:12-15 ), must serve also for ‘a stone of stumbling and Rock of offence’ to the unfaithful
Peter, the Epistles of - As a Rock of the church he grounds his readers against the storm of tribulation on the true Rock of ages
Tyre - TYRE ( Tsôr ‘rock,’ Joshua 19:29 ) was situated on the coast of Palestine about half-way between Carmel and Beyrout. The narrow strip of land between the sea and the background of mountains was almost inaccessible owing to massive Rocky promontories (the most famous being ‘the Ladder of Tyre’), which barred the approach of invaders
Joseph - There, assisted by Nicodemus, he took down the body and wrapped it in the fine linen, sprinkling it with the myrrh and aloes which Nicodemus had brought (John 19:39 ), and then conveyed the body to the new tomb hewn by Joseph himself out of a Rock in his garden hard by
Exodus - Directed by God, Moses procured a miraculous supply of water from the "rock in Horeb," one of the hills of the Sinai group (17:1-7); and shortly afterwards the children of Israel here fought their first battle with the Amalekites, whom they smote with the edge of the sword
Wine - The two vats were usually hewn in the solid Rock, the upper broad and shallow, the lower smaller and deeper
Macedonia - A female deity of Thracian origin appears under the Greek name Artemis; numerous Rock reliefs of this Artemis have been discovered on the Acropolis of Philippi where she sometimes appears with a tree of life in one hand
Elements - The belief survives in modern Greek folk-lore, in which the tutelary spirit who is supposed to reside in every Rock, stream, bridge, and so forth, is called a στοιχεῖον
Interpretation - Paul made Christ the spiritual Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4; cf
Exodus - Water, for which they murmur, is brought by Moses striking the Rock with his rod ( Exodus 17:1 b, Exodus 17:2 a, Exodus 17:4-7 b)
Wanderings of the Israelites - The people murmured, and the Rock was smitten, on which occasion Moses and Aaron offended
Sinai - At the end of three hours, we entered these cliffs by a narrow defile about forty feet in breadth, with perpendicular granite Rocks on both sides. The road wound at their feet along the edge of a precipice, and amid masses of Rock that had fallen from above. ...
In many of the western Sinaite valleys, and most of all in ElMukatteb, which enters Wady Feiran from the northwest, the more accessible parts of the Rocky sides are covered by thousands of inscriptions, usually short, and rudely carved in spots where travellers would naturally stop to rest at noon; frequently accompanied by a cross and mingled with representations of animals
Temple of Jerusalem - So the Temple mount today in Jerusalem is called Mount Moriah, and the threshing floor of Araunah is undoubtedly the large Rock enshrined within the Dome of the Rock, center of the Muslim enclosure called Haram es-Sharif (the third holiest place in Islam, after Mecca and Medina)
Jeru'Salem - North of the side of the temple is the building now known to Christians as the Mosque of Omar, but by Moslems called the Dome of the Rock. From this a subterranean channel cut through solid Rock leads the water to the pool of SILOAH or SILOAM , which has also acquired the character of being an intermittent fountain
Organization (2) - He points to one, possibly as indicating all, and says that upon him, upon the living Rock of human faith and enthusiasm, and not upon the dead heights of Sinai or Rock of Zion, will He build
Benedictus of Nursia, Abbott of Monte Cassino - 161 he is said (like Anthony) to have reproved a hermit who had chained himself to a Rock, in these words, "Brother, be bound only by the chain of Christ!" The character of the Benedictine Order, by the specialities which have always distinguished it from other religious orders, attest the sagacious and liberal character of its founder
Joseph (2) - Near the place of crucifixion was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, which Joseph had hewn out in the Rock, doubtless for his own last resting-place; and in that sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid, was placed the body of Jesus prepared for its burial (Matthew 27:60, John 19:41)
Church - " Founded on the Rock, "the Christ the Son of the living God," the only Foundation (Matthew 16:16; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:11)
Rain - "The prophet was commissioned by the Holy Ghost to point him out under the beautiful similitude of a shelter to his people, when he said: "And a man (or the man Christ Jesus) shall be as an hiding place from the storm, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, and as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land
Redeem - “And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the high God their redeemer” ( Temple - In it were two huge golden figures, standing upright on their feet, on each side of the ark, which rested upon a protuberance of rough Rock
Canaan - The prevailing Rock is a chalky limestone, abounding in caverns. Its hills, once terraced to the summit, and covered with luxuriant grain, vines, olives, and figs, are now bare Rocks
Exodus - The book of Exodus brings before us many and singular types of Christ: Moses, Deuteronomy 18:15 ; Aaron, Hebrews 4:14-16 ; the paschal lamb, Exodus 12:46 John 19:36 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 ; the manna, Exodus 1:1-40:38 16:15 1 Corinthians 10:3 ; the Rock in Horeb, Exodus 17:6 1 Corinthians 10:4 ; the mercy seat, Exodus 37:6 Romans 3:25 Hebrews 4:16 ; the tabernacle, Exodus 40:1 - 38 , "The Word tabernacled among us," John 1:14
Sanctify, Sanctification - He offered His words as the Rock of eternal truth on which men may build for eternity, in place of the shifting sand of opinion and hypothesis which will not continue. Eternity will put the strain of judgment upon the characters we are building; and only those characters resting on the Rock of His words will stand the strain (Matthew 7:25-27)
Tarsus - The Tarsians built a waggon road over the hills there, and cut with the chisel a level path out of the solid Rock on the western bank of the stream
Twelve - Peter - a Rock
Name, Names - And the curious recrudescence of words of this class in and about the reign of Josiah ( Huldah , ‘weasel,’ Shaphan , ‘rock-badger,’ etc
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Again, the manna (Exodus 16:14-16 ) and the water that gushed from the Rock in the wilderness (Exodus 17:6 ; Numbers 20:11 ) were interpreted by Paul as depicting the sustaining Christ who was with the Lord's ancient people in their journey (1 Corinthians 10:3-4 )
Salt - There is indeed a process of art now used for refining salt, and making it minister to various ways of usefulness; but the Rock salt in its own pure nature is not of human production nor contrivance; like the earth itself, it is of JEHOVAH'S forming
Simeon - In cutting a gate through a water battery at an angle of the sea wall built by Vespasian, and directly in front of the reputed house of Simon the tanner on the Rocky bluff above, the men came on three oval shaped tanner vats hewn out of the natural Rock and lined with Roman cement, down near the sea, and similar to those in use 18 centuries ago
Red Sea - Journeying southward from Suez, on our left is the peninsula of Sinai; on the right is the desert coast of Egypt, of limestone formation like the greater part of the Nile valley in Egypt, the cliff's on the sea margin stretching landward in a great Rocky plateau while more inland a chain of volcanic mountains, beginning about lat. The coral of the Red Sea is remarkably abundant, and beautifully colored and variegated; but it forms so many reefs and islands along the shores that navigation is very dangerous, and the shores are chiefly barren Rock and sand, and therefore very sparsely inhabited so that there are but three cities along the whole 1450 miles of its west coast --Suez, at the head, a city of 14,000 inhabitants; Sanakin, belonging to Soudan, of 10,000; and Massau, in Albyssinia, of 5000
Proselyte - But Judaism had nothing to offer the Gentile that was not better provided by the Christian Church, and so it recoiled from the attack on Christianity like the spent waves from the Rock-bound coast, angry but baffled
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - He is a Rock, a place of refuge and security for those who trust in him (1 Samuel 2:2 ; 2 Samuel 22:2,3 , 32,47 ; 23:2 ). "The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of the God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth'" (2 Samuel 23:3-4 )
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Jehoram - of the Dead Sea, then northwards through Edom and the Rocky valley Ahsy which separates Edom from Moab, but for Elisha who had a regard for Jehoshaphat, and brought water to fill the wady Ahsy miraculously from God; the water was collected for use in (Jeremiah 14:3) the ditches made by his direction. After smiting the cities, telling the trees, stopping the wells, and marring the land, the allies pressed the king of Moab sore in his last stronghold Kir Haraseth, the citadel of Moab (Isaiah 15:1), now Kerak, on a steep chalk Rock above the deep valley, wady Kerak, which runs westward into the Dead Sea
Zebedee - The Rock of the district is the same soft white limestone we meet with in Naphtali. He was doubtless controlled to a great extent by sentiment, but it must be admitted that even at the present day many of the valleys, especially to the west of Nazareth, and above all that of Seffurieh, justify his description, with their profusion of flowers, fruits, and greenness so pleasing to the eye in contrast to the white Rocks
Lord's Supper, the - The supernatural food was the manna that came down from heaven and the supernatural drink was the water that gushed from the Rock
Gideon - Gideon at the first revelation was knocking out (habat ) with a stick wheat in the winepress, sunk in the ground or hewn in the Rock to make it safe from the Midianites; for he did not dare to thresh upon an open floor or hardened area in the open field, but like poor gleaners (Ruth 2:17) knocked out the little grain with a stick
the Man Who Had Not on a Wedding Arment - Be like Moses that morning when he was hidden in the cleft Rock, and when he first heard the Name of the Lord
Antioch - But the most remarkable engineering feat begun in this reign was the excavation of the great dock at Seleucia, the building of the protecting moles, and the cutting of a canal inland through high masses of solid Rock
Aaron - As he and Moses, in striking the Rock at Meribah, Num
Sea - On its southwest border lies a mountain or ridge composed chiefly of Rock salt, and called Usdum or Sodom, between which and the sea stands a round pillar of salt forty feet high, reminding one of Lot's wife. The volcanic origin of the basin of this lake is strongly inferred from numerous indications, such as the black basaltic Rocks which abound, frequent and violent earthquakes, and several hot springs
Christ in Art - This is the case with Moses striking the Rock, where Moses becomes the type of Christ and the water a type of Baptism, the point being sometimes emphasized by the conjunction of Christ drawing a fish out of the water, or in the sarcophagi by the raising of Lazarus. The earliest known instance of the identification of Christ with the Lamb is on the spandrels of the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, who died in 350: Christ is represented among the Three Children, striking water from the Rock, raising Lazarus, multiplying the Loaves, baptized by John, while another spandrel represents the giving of the Law; and in each case all the characters (with the exception of Lazarus) are represented as lambs
Jerusalem - Probably the oldest known conduit is a channel hewn in the Rock, entering Jerusalem from the north. corner of the wall a Rock-scarp which seems to have been prepared for a strong tower, identified with the tower of the furnaces ( Nehemiah 3:11 )
Jews - After this, we find them in a dry and barren desert, without any provision for their journey; but God supplied them with water from a Rock, and manna and quails from heaven. God's marvellous favours, however were still continued in conducting and supplying them with meat; and the streams issuing from the Rock Meribah, followed their camp about thirty-nine years, and their clothes never waxed old
Law - He is the Rock, his work is perfect: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. "Ascribe ye," says the legislator, "greatness unto our God; he is the Rock; his work is perfect; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he," Deuteronomy 32:4
Transportation And Travel - His chariots, like his Rock-cut tomb were status symbols for high-ranking members of the royal bureaucracy in Hezekiah's time (see Acts 8:26-38 for a similar case)
Children (Sons) of God - True, the Divine care for man and the Divine help are set forth under a wealth of imagery: God is shield, Rock, fortress, refuge, shepherd, light, salvation, but not Father
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The people mustering all together exhausted the natural water supply; the smiting of the Rock, and the sentence on Moses and Aaron followed (Numbers 20:2 ff; Numbers 20:12; Numbers 20:13); from Kadesh Israel sent the message to Edom (Numbers 20:14, etc
Elijah - Suppose that Elijah was concealed from Ahab in some Rocky or mountainous spot, where travellers never came; and that here a number of voracious birds had built their nests upon the trees which grew around it, or upon a projecting Rock, &c
Egypt - Here the Nile issues from the granite Rocks of the cataracts, and enters Egypt proper. The temples, statues, obelisks, and sphinxes that cover the ground astonish and awe the beholder with their colossal height, their massive grandeur, and their vast extent; while the dwellings of the dead, tombs in the Rock occupied by myriads of mummies, extend far into the adjacent mountains
Mount of Olives - is the Holy City, separated from the onlooker by the deep Valley of Jehoshaphat; just within the wall lies the ‘Dome of the Rock’ and the al-Aksa mosque, and in the open space of the great Temple area figures of people may be discerned moving about
Assur - The cuneiform writing is rapidly punched on moist clay, and so naturally took its rise in Babylonia, where they used "brick for stone" (Genesis 11:3), and passed thence to Assyria, where chiseling characters on Rock is not so easy
Gennesaret, Land of - , about half-way between Khân Minyeh and Tell Hum, the two rival sites of Capernaum; but its waters were formerly conducted by a channel cut in the Rock around the promontory on which Khan Minyeh is situated, and made to irrigate the N
Capernaum - The waters of this spring come to the surface with great force, and, after being collected in a strongly-built reservoir, they were carried by an aqueduct, in part cut through the Rock, round the promontory and to the rear of Khân Minyeh; from thence they were used to irrigate the plain
Cup - Thus it was variously held that in this way the union of Christ and the faithful was signified; that the water from the Rock was represented; that the water and the blood from the pierced side of the Crucified were commemorated
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - There is nothing more surprising and touching than to see how a tree will sometimes cling round a Rock and will suck sap and strength out of a cairn of stones
Paul as a Controversialist - " Now, Paul was always meeting goats on narrow ledges of Rock with the sea below
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Rock, Deuteronomy 32:15;
Job - Add to this, that its prophetic parts reflect much light on the economy of God's moral government; and every admirer of sacred antiquity, every inquirer after religious instruction, will seriously rejoice that the enraptured sentence of Job, Job 19:23 , is realized to a more effectual and unforeseen accomplishment; that while the memorable records of antiquity have mouldered from the Rock, the prophetic assurance and sentiments of Job are graven in Scriptures that no time shall alter, no changes shall efface
Exodus, the Book of - The same feature appears in subsequent books of the Pentateuch, his shrinking from self-vindication when assailed by Miriam and Aaron (Numbers 12); his impetuous temper at the water of Meribah Kadesh, smiting the Rock irreverently and hence excluded by God from the promised land
God, Names of - God is spoken of in metaphors such as Rock (Deuteronomy 32:4,15,18,31 ), the stability of which is proverbial
Paul the Aged - And come up from the mouth of that horrible pit, and up to that Rock on which you now stand, and see if the result will not be the same in you that it was in Paul and in those two most Pauline of preachers and writers; see if it will not make you hate sin with a more and more perfect hatred, as also to make you long again, and as never before, to be for ever with the Lord
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - Oh, my brethren, the never-to-be-redeemed opportunities of our pulpits; and the lasting blame of God and our people, and our own consciences, for our misuse and neglect of our pulpits! Rock of Ages, cleft for ministers! The "unedifying converse" of our pastorate, and so on: till we take up this terrible chapter, and read it continually, deploring before God and man, to our dying day, all that Paul was, and that we were not: and all that he was not, and that we were
Expediency - That he could be as firm and as inflexible as a Rock where a question of principle was at stake is amply proved by his statement in Galatians 2:5, e
Temple - The reason of which difference was, that as the Rock on which the temple stood became higher on advancing westward, the several courts naturally became elevated in proportion
Jerusalem - In the Rocks around Jerusalem, and chiefly in the sides of the valleys of the Kidron and Hinnom opposite the city, are many excavated tombs and caves. It is occupied by the great octagonal mosque called Kubbet es-Sukhrah, or Dome of the Rock, and the mosque El-Aksa, with their grounds
Miracle - 16 and special provisions at key moments, most notably water from the rock 17:1-7; Numbers 10:1-13 ) and destruction of those who disobey God and challenge his appointed leaders (most notably the sudden deaths of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10:1-7 ; and the earthquake that swallows Korah and his fellow rebels Numbers 16 )
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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
Sarah - Not Adam before his fall; not Enoch, who so pleased God; not Abraham at his call, or after offering his son; not Jacob at Bethel, nor Israel at the Jabbok; not Moses on the mount and in the cleft Rock; not Isaiah in the temple, and not John in the spirit-not the best and the most blessed of them all was more blessed or better blessed than was Hagar the polluted outcast on her weeping way to Shur
Paul as a Man of Prayer - And, perhaps, when we are sufficiently old and set free from business, and are sick tired of spending our late nights eating and drinking and talking: when both the church and the world are sick tired of us and leave us alone and forget us, we, yet, short of Blackness or the Bass-rock, may find time for prayer, and may get back the years of prayer those canker-worms have eaten
Paul as a Student - You are to feed your people, when you have got them committed of Christ to your charge, with the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the Rock
Joseph - Joseph had a garden close to Calvary, where he had hewn a sepulchre in the Rock for his own last resting-place; and there, aided by Nicodemus, he laid the body swathed in clean linen ( Matthew 27:57-61 = Mark 15:42-47 = Luke 23:50-56 = John 19:38-42 )
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'The grey-haired saint may fail at last'; and the last sight we see of David is his deathbed shipwreck on that very same sunken Rock he had steered past so often in the stormy voyage of his life
Jephthah And His Daughter - And he would never have got through his mission to Tob that day unless Jephthah had made his daughter spread out some venison on a shelf of a Rock and pour out some of the old wine of their mountains
Letters - We have given sufficient reason to conclude that Job lived at an earlier period still, and as he expresses a wish that his words should be written in a book, and engraven on the Rock, the knowledge of reading as well as writing must have been pretty general in his country, or the book and the inscription could not have been a testimony of his faith and hope to his countrymen, as he passionately desired it to be
Temple - Both, however, were erected upon the same site, a very hard Rock, encompassed by a very frightful precipice; and the foundation was laid with incredible expense and labour
Pre-Existence of Christ - The statement that the Rock in Kadesh was Christ does not imply that he regarded it as an actual Christophany (Bousset, Die Schriften des NT, ii
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - The Lord is the Rock eternal (Isaiah 26:4 ) and the eternal King (Jeremiah 10:10 )
Hezekiah - brought into the city by subterranean passages in Zion Rock the waters from the fountain which supplied the lower pool (Isaiah 22:9-11; Isaiah 7:3; 2 Kings 20:20)
Living (2) - —Further, this joyous festival brought to our Lord’s mind the Rock at Horeb (Exodus 17:6, Numbers 20:11, cf
Solomon - 10,000 a month, the other 20,000 having two months' relief, cut timber in Lebanon; 70,000 bore loads; 80,000 hewed stone in the mountains and under the Rock, where the mason's Phoenician marks have been found; chiefly Canaanites, spared on conforming to Judaism; 3,300 officers were over these workmen
Judea - The principal places were Penuel, on the left of the Jabbok, which forms the northern border of the country; Succoth, on the banks of the Jordan, a little farther south; Bethabara, a little below Succoth, where was a place of passage over the river; Amathus, afterward named Assalt, a strong town below the influx of the torrent Jazer; Livias, between Mount Nebo and the northern extremity of the Dead Sea, a town which was so named by Herod, in honour of Livia, the wife of Augustus; Machaerus, a citadel on a steep Rock, south of Livias, near the upper end of the Dead Sea; Lasa, or Callerhoe, celebrated for its hot springs, between Machaerus and the river Arnon; Herodium, a fort built by Herod a few miles farther inland, as a protection against the Moabites; Aroer, a town of Moab, seven leagues east of the Dead Sea; Castra Amonensia, a Roman station, supposed to be the ancient Mephoath, seven leagues north-east of Aroer; Hesbon, or Esbus, the capital of Sihon, anciently famed for its fish pools, seven leagues east from the Jordan, three from Mount Nebo, and nearly in the centre of the province; Madaba, now El-Belkaa, three leagues southeast of Hesbon; Jazer, or Tira, a Levitical city on a small lake, five leagues north-east of Hesbon. This is a stony and desolate region, of hopeless sterility, and most savage aspect; consisting almost entirely of disordered piles of Rocks, and Rocky mountains. Maundrell describes this region as a most miserable, dry, and barren place; consisting of high Rocky mountains, so torn and disordered, as if the earth had here suffered some great convulsion
Philo - The Logos is represented by Melchizedek; the manna and the water from the Rock both represent the Logos
Weights And Measures - Four cubits is given as the length of a loculus in a Rock-cut tomb; it has been pointed out that, allowing some 2 inches for the bier, and taking 5 ft
Type - Genesis 2:24), Christian baptism by the passage of the Red Sea (1 Corinthians 10:1-2), the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper by the manna and water of the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:3-4), and Christ Himself by the Rock from which the water flowed (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Samuel - He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the Rock should I have satisfied thee
Bethlehem - ), ‘He shall dwell in a lofty cave of a strong Rock,’ in the same connexion (Dialogue with Trypho, ch
Palestine - Under the red sandstone are the archæan granitic Rocks which form a large part of the Sinai Peninsula. Volcanic Rock, the result of ancient eruptions, appears in the Hauran, Galilee (especially in the neighbourhood of Safed), and elsewhere
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In this reign Jeremiah gave the symbolical prophecy of the girdle on his loins taken to the Euphrates, and hidden in a hole of the Rock (Jeremiah 13:1-7)
Jerusalem - Jeremiah 21:13,"inhabiters of the valley, Rock of the plain" (i
Prophecy - We see Nineveh so completely destroyed, that the place thereof is not and cannot be known; Babylon made 'a desolation for ever, a possession for the bittern, and pools of water;' Tyre become 'like the top of a Rock, a place for fishers to spread their nets upon;' and Egypt, 'a base kingdom, the basest of the kingdoms, ' and still tributary and subject to strangers
Animals - This animal has also been identified as the Rock hyrax or coney. It lives in Rocky areas from the Dead Sea Valley to Mt. The design of its feet helps the coney keep footing on slippery Rocks
Jesus Christ - The mountain of Quarantania, a perpendicular wall of Rock 1,400 feet above the plain, on this side of Jordan, is the traditional site
Offence (2) - ; the Rocky ground hearers, who have shown a warm appreciation of the word, are taken aback when they find that they have to endure, persecution because of it, and ‘immediately they are offended. In Romans 9:33, 1 Peter 2:8, Christ is spoken of as λίθος προσκόμματος (a loose stone on the road against which the traveller strikes his foot = אָבָן נָנֶף) and πέτρα σκανδάλου (a Rock projecting through the soil, over which he falls = צוּר מִכְשׁוֹל)
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His intercessions restored Miriam, stayed plagues and serpents, and procured water out of the Rock (Exodus 32:10-11; Exodus 32:20-25, Exodus 32:31-32)
Noah - The diluvium or drift in many places, consisting of sand, pebbles, organic remains, and Rock fragments, was produced by violent eruptions of water at various times, not the comparatively tranquil flood of Scripture
Grace - The passage closes with the strange instruction that God will cause his "glory" to pass by, Moses being hid in a cleft in a Rock and covered with the hand of God until the glory has passed by
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It is sometimes confidently asserted that the South Galatian theory ‘is shipwrecked on the Rock of Greek grammar’ (F
Son of God - , an ancient oracle is quoted in which Jehovah says of King David, ‘He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation; also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth
Canaan - Rich in its soil; glowing in the sunshine of an almost perpetual summer; and abounding in scenery of the grandest, as well as of the most beautiful kind; this happy country was indeed a land which the Lord had blessed: but Mohammedan sloth and despotism, as the instruments employed to execute the curse of Heaven, have converted it into a waste of Rock and desert, with the exception of some few spots, which remain to attest the veracity of the accounts formerly given of it. Many of the hills and Rocks abound in caverns, the refuge of the distressed, or the resorts of robbers. His fury is poured out like fire, and the Rocks are thrown down by him," Nahum 1:5-6 . A survey of the astonishing produce of this country, and of the manner in which its most Rocky, and, to appearance, insuperably sterile parts, are made to yield to the wants of man, will be sufficient to refute the objections raised by skeptical writers against the possibility of its furnishing subsistence to the multitude of its former inhabitants recorded in Scripture. Clarke, when travelling from Napolose to Jerusalem, relates, "The road was mountainous, Rocky, and full of loose stones; yet the cultivation was every where marvellous: it afforded one of the most striking pictures of human industry which it is possible to behold. The limestone Rocks and stony valleys of Judea were entirely covered with plantations of figs, vines, and olive trees: not a single spot seemed to be neglected. '" An oriental's ideas of fertility differ, however, from ours; for to him, plantations of figs, vines, and olives, with which the limestone Rocks of Judea were once covered, would suggest the same associations of plenty and opulence that are called up in the mind of an Englishman by rich tracts of corn land. The land of Canaan is characterized as flowing with milk and honey; and it still answers to this description; for it contains extensive pasture lands of the richest quality, and the Rocky country is covered with aromatic plants, yielding to the wild bees, who hive in the hollow of the Rocks, such abundance of honey as to supply the poorer classes with an article of food. Honey from the Rocks is repeatedly referred to in the Scriptures, as a delicious food, and an emblem of plenty, 1 Samuel 14:25 ; Psalms 81:16
Palesti'na - The spring covers even those bald gray Rocks with verdure and color, and fills the ravines with torrents of rushing water; but in summer and autumn the look of the country from Hebron up to Bethel is very dreary and desolate. Such glorious fountains as those of Ain-jalud or the Ras el-Mukatta --where a great body of the dearest water wells silently but swiftly out from deep blue recesses worn in the foot of a low cliff of limestone Rock and at once forms a considerable stream --are rarely to be met with out of irregular, Rocky, mountainous countries, and being such unusual sights can hardly be looked on by the traveler without surprise and emotion
Samaria, Samaritans - The usual order is that seven days before the Passover the whole community camps out on the top of Gerizim in the neighbourhood of the sacred Rock, which they regard as the site of their ancient temple
Authority in Religion - And the bed-rock upon which He plants Himself is one lying out of sight so far as the visible providence of God is concerned
Messiah - And on the day appointed, this false Moses, having led them to the top of a Rock, men, women, and children, threw themselves headlong down into the sea, without the least hesitation or reluctance, till so great a number of them were drowned, as opened the eyes of the rest, and made them sensible of the cheat
New Jerusalem - But besides these, there appear twelve other names on the city wall; between each pair of gateways above the surface of the Rock is a foundation stone, and each stone bears the name of an apostle
Possession - When, therefore, through dreams and other experiences, he realized that his body was inhabited and animated by a spirit, he also thought that the falling Rock, the running river, the waving tree, the sun moving through the sky, were each inhabited by a spirit or spirits like that within himself; every thing and every affair were animated by their own particular spirit
Rome - At the angle of the hill nearest the Tiber was the Tarpeian Rock, from which criminals were hurled
Gregorius (51) i, (the Great), Bishop of Rome - "Who does not know," he says, "that the church was built and established on the firmness of the prince of the apostles, by whose very name is implied a Rock? Hence, though there were several apostles, there is but one apostolic see, that of the prince of the apostles, which has acquired great authority; and that see is in three places, in Rome where he died, in Alexandria where it was founded by his disciple St
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - Peter, the Rock of the church, deprives him of episcopal and sacerdotal dignity" (ib
Donatus And Donatism - Days, hours, and places were named that an admiring crowd might witness them cast themselves headlong from some Rock into the graves which their posterity would reverence as those of the martyrs
Worship - But now, I know not how it is, they change their habits and their manners with the change of place, as the polypus, they say, changes its colour, and becomes like the Rock on which it hangs
Leo i, the Great - Peter is the Rock; St