What does Sun mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ sun. 18
ἥλιος the sun. 14
הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ sun. 13
ἡλίου the sun. 12
הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ sun. 12
הַשֶּׁ֙מֶשׁ֙ sun. 9
הַשֶּׁ֖מֶשׁ sun. 9
הַשֶּׁ֗מֶשׁ sun. 5
ἥλιον the sun. 4
שֶׁ֥מֶשׁ sun. 4
שָׁ֑מֶשׁ sun. 4
؟ הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ sun. 3
שָֽׁמֶשׁ sun. 3
הַשֶּׁ֛מֶשׁ sun. 3
הַשֶּׁ֥מֶשׁ sun. 2
שֶׁ֚מֶשׁ sun. 2
שֶׁ֤מֶשׁ sun. 2
שֶׁ֖מֶשׁ sun. 2
הַ֭שֶּׁמֶשׁ sun. 2
ἡλίῳ the sun. 2
שֶׁ֣מֶשׁ sun. 2
שֶׁ֙מֶשׁ֙ sun. 2
שֶׁ֝֗מֶשׁ sun. 2
שִׁמְשָׁ֛הּ sun. 1
הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ֩ sun. 1
שִׁמְשֵׁ֔ךְ sun. 1
לַשֶּׁ֨מֶשׁ sun. 1
שֶׁמֶשׁ֮ sun. 1
וָשָֽׁמֶשׁ sun. 1
שֶׁ֨מֶשׁ ׀ sun. 1
כַשֶּׁ֣מֶשׁ sun. 1
שֶׁ֜מֶשׁ sun. 1
הַשֶּׁ֜מֶשׁ sun. 1
וָשָׁ֑מֶשׁ sun. 1
לַ֝שֶּׁ֗מֶשׁ sun. 1
הַשֶּׁ֨מֶשׁ sun. 1
בַּשֶּׁ֛מֶשׁ sun. 1
לַ֭חֶרֶס itch 1
א֖וֹר light. 1
כְּא֣וֹר light. 1
הַֽחַמָּ֑ה sun 1
הַֽחַמָּ֔ה sun 1
הַֽחַמָּה֙ sun 1
חַמָּ֑ה sun 1
כַּֽחַמָּ֔ה sun 1
הַחַ֔רְסָה itch 1
הַשֶּׁ֣מֶשׁ sun. 1
מִזְרָ֔חָה place of sunrise 1
לַשֶּׁ֤מֶשׁ sun. 1
לַשֶּׁ֙מֶשׁ֙ sun. 1
וְהַשֶּׁ֖מֶשׁ sun. 1
וְהַשֶּׁ֣מֶשׁ sun. 1
וְלַשֶּׁ֣מֶשׁ ׀ sun. 1
לַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ sun. 1
שִׁמְשָׁ֔א sun. 1

Definitions Related to Sun


   1 Sun.
      1a Sun.
      1b sunrise, Sun-rising, east, Sun-setting, west (of direction).
      1c Sun (as object of illicit worship).
      1d openly, publicly (in other phrases).
      1e pinnacles, battlements, shields (as glittering or shining).


   1 the Sun.
   2 the rays of the Sun.
   3 the light of day.


   1 Sun, heat of the Sun, heat.


   1 Sun.


   1 light.
      1a light of day.
      1b light of heavenly luminaries (moon, Sun, stars).
      1c day-break, dawn, morning light.
      1d daylight.
      1e lightning.
      1f light of lamp.
      1g light of life.
      1h light of prosperity.
      1i light of instruction.
      1j light of face (fig.
      1k Jehovah as Israel’s light.


   1 itch, an eruptive disease.
   2 Sun.


   1 place of sunrise, east.
      1a sunrise, east (with ‘Sun’).
      1b the east (without ‘Sun’).
         1b1 to or toward the place of sunrise.
         1b2 to the east, eastward.

Frequency of Sun (original languages)

Frequency of Sun (English)


1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Jesu, Salvation's Sun Divine
Hymn for Lauds on Sundays and week. days in Lent; Ambrosian school, 6th century. It has 12 translations; the English title given is taken from the Primer of 1706 attributed to John Dryden.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sun
SUN . The first mention of the sun in the Bible is in Genesis 1:16 , as ‘the greater light to rule the day.’ It was looked upon as the greatest and most important of the heavenly bodies, and motion was attributed to it, as is still done in ordinary parlance. We read of the going down of the sun, and of its rising; of the increasing force of its heat as the day went on ( Exodus 16:21 ), of its influence in the production of the crops of the ground (‘the precious things of the fruits of the sun,’ Deuteronomy 33:14 ). The sun ‘goeth forth in his might’ ( Judges 5:31 ). The situation of a place is spoken of as ‘toward the sunrising,’ i.e. to the east ( e.g. Numbers 34:15 ). Things that were notorious and done openly were said to be ‘before or in the sight of the sun.’ But while the sun is strong, the power of God is greater still. This is expressed in Job’s assertion ( Job 9:7 ) that God ‘commandeth the sun and it riseth not.’ The power of the sun affects the complexion (‘I go blackened, but not by the sun,’ Job 30:28 RVm [1] ; cf. Song of Solomon 1:6 ), and even causes death. A case of death by sunstroke occurs in 2 Kings 4:18-19 , and this power is alluded to in Psalms 121:6 ‘The sun shall not smite thee by day.’ The light of the sun is cheering: ‘a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun’ ( Ecclesiastes 11:7 ). Contrivances for measuring the length of the day by the shadow cast by the sun were invented: we have some kind of dial , of which steps formed a part, indicated in 2 Kings 20:9 ; 2 Kings 20:11 , Isaiah 38:8 . Though there is no actual mention of an eclipse in the Bible, part of the language used in describing the terrors of the day of the Lord both in OT and NT is derived from such an event: ‘the sun shall be turned into darkness’ ( Joel 2:31 ), ‘the sun became black as sackcloth of hair’ ( Revelation 6:12 ). On the other hand, the brilliance and glory of the future life is portrayed by comparison with the sun. ‘Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun’ ( Matthew 13:43 ); ‘The light of the sun shall be sevenfold’ ( Isaiah 30:26 ); and even the sun will not be required, for, as in Psalms 84:11 ‘the Lord God is a sun,’ so in Revelation 21:23 (cf. Revelation 22:5 ) ‘the city hath no need of the sun … for the glory of God did lighten it.’ The wonders of the day of Joshua’s victory over the Amorites, when at his command the sun and moon are said to have stood still ( Joshua 10:12-14 ), were long remembered by the Israelites ( Habakkuk 3:11 , Sir 46:4 ).
The power and influence of the sun over the natural world would soon lead to its being personified and worshipped, inasmuch as what was done upon earth was done ‘under the sun.’ In one of Joseph’s dreams there is a personification of the sun (Genesis 37:9 ). In the Book of Deuteronomy ( Deuteronomy 4:19 ) there is a caution against sun-worship , and the punishment of death by stoning is assigned to the convicted worshipper of the sun ( Deuteronomy 17:3 ), whilst in Job ( Job 31:26 ) there is an allusion to a superstitious salutation of the sun by the kissing of the hand. Sun-pillars, or obelisks used in the worship of the sun, are mentioned frequently in the OT, e.g. Exodus 23:24 , Lev 26:30 , 2 Chronicles 14:3 , Isaiah 17:8 , Ezekiel 6:4 ; and in Phœnicia, a solar Baal, Baal-Hammon, was worshipped. Sun-worship itself was, in the later days of the kingdom of Judah at any rate, one of the permitted forms of worship in Jerusalem. Sun-images are mentioned in 2 Ch. ( 2 Chronicles 14:5 ) as existing in all the cities of Judah as early as the reign of Asa. In Josiah’s reformation those who burnt incense to the sun were put down ( 2 Kings 23:5 ), while the chariots of the sun were burned with fire (after being hewn down according to 2 Chronicles 34:4 ; 2 Chronicles 34:7 ), and ‘the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun’ were taken away ( 2 Kings 23:11 ). There was a great chariot of the sun at Sippar in Babylonia. We gather from Ezekiel 8:16 that this sun-worship actually took place in the inner court at the door of the Temple, between the porch and the altar; the worshippers turned their backs upon the Temple itself, and worshipped the sun towards the east. Certain places where this worship appears to have been most popular took the name Beth-shemesh (wh. see), ‘house of the sun,’ from the fact.
We must not forget, in conclusion, that, in one Messianic passage (Malachi 4:2 ), the coming deliverer is spoken of as ‘the sun of righteousness.’
H. A. Redpath.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Canticle of the Sun
Composed by Saint Francis of Assisi (1225) in a little reed hut erected for him in the garden of Saint Damian's where he was on his last visit to Saint Clare during an attack of illness and blindness. In these eleven glorious lines of mystic praise, Saint Francis reveals an aspect of faith ever manifest in his attitude toward nature: that the creature's dependence on God is a corollary of God's bounty, and since creatures are formed in God's image, tbey are bound to dispense, as well as receive, His bounty.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Sun
In the history of "greater light," of the creation the sun is described as "greater light," in contradistinction to the moon, the "lesser light," in conjunction with which it was to serve "for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years," while its special office was "to rule the day." (Genesis 1:14-16 ) The "signs" referred to were probably such extraordinary phenomena as eclipses, which were regarded as conveying premonitions of coming events. (Jeremiah 10:2 ; Matthew 24:29 ) with Luke 21:25 The joint influence assigned to the sun and moon in deciding the "seasons," both for agricultural operations and for religious festivals, and also in regulating the length and subdivisions of the years "correctly describes the combination of the lunar and solar year which prevailed at all events subsequent to the Mosaic period. Sunrise and sunset are the only defined points of time in the absence of artificial contrivances for telling the hour of the day. Between these two points the Jews recognized three periods, viz., when the sun became hot, about 9 A.M. ( 1 Samuel 11:9 ; Nehemiah 7:3 ) the double light, or noon. (Genesis 43:16 ; 2 Samuel 4:5 ) and "the cool of the day," shortly before sunset. (Genesis 3:8 ) The sun also served to fix the quarters of the hemisphere, east, west north and south, which were represented respectively by the rising sun, the setting sun, (Isaiah 45:6 ; Psalm 50:1 ) the dark quarter, (Genesis 13:14 ; Joel 2:20 ) and the brilliant quarter, (33:23; Job 37:17 ; Ezekiel 40:24 ) or otherwise by their position relative to a person facing the rising sun--before, behind, on the left hand and on the right hand. (Job 23:8,9 ) The worship of the sun, as the most prominent and powerful agent in the kingdom of nature, was widely diffused throughout the countries adjacent to Palestine. The Arabians appear to have paid direct worship to it without the intervention of any statue or symbol, (Job 31:26,27 ) and this simple style of worship was probably familiar to the ancestors of the Jews in Chaldaea and Mesopotamia. The Hebrews must have been well acquainted with the idolatrous worship of the sun during the captivity in Egypt, both from the contiguity of On, the chief seat of the worship of the sun, as implied in the name itself (On being the equivalent of the Hebrew Bethshemesh, "house of the sun") (Jeremiah 43:13 ) and also from the connection between Joseph and Potipherah("he who belongs to Ela") the priest of On, (Genesis 41:45 ) After their removal to Canaan, the Hebrews came in contact with various forms of idolatry which originated in the worship of the sun; such as the Baal of the Phoenicians, the Molech or Milcom of the Ammonites, and the Hadad of the Syrians. The importance attached to the worship of the sun by the Jewish kings may be inferred from the fact that the horses sacred to the sun were stalled within the precincts of the temple. (2 Kings 23:11 ) In the metaphorical language of Scripture the sun is emblematic of the law of God, (Psalm 19:7 ) of the cheering presence of God, (Psalm 84:11 ) of the person of the Saviour, (John 1:9 ; Malachi 4:2 ) and of the glory and purity of heavenly beings. (Revelation 1:16 ; 10:1 )
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Sun
Psalm 19:4 (c) By this illustration we see the gorgeous beauty and the sovereign power of CHRIST JESUS. As the sun is chief in nature, so CHRIST is chief in all humanity and in all human affairs.
Psalm 84:11 (a) This is typical of GOD as the One who gives light and life, warmth and strength to His people, even as the sun gives to vegetation.
Psalm 121:6 (b) This is a promise that the natural forces of earth will be restrained from injuring the children of GOD who walk in intimate trust with Him.
Jeremiah 15:9 (b) We may understand from this type that the end of life and of opportunity had come before its time. Punishment came because of disobedience.
Malachi 4:2 (a) This beautiful type represents the Lord JESUS when He shall return to this earth in power to heal all human woes, and to remove all curses from the earth.
Matthew 13:6 (b) Probably this type represents trials, difficulties and opposition which keep the Word of GOD from being effective in the heart and mind. Sometimes it represents earth's light from human minds, mental arguments and reasonings which destroy the effective power of the Word of GOD in the soul. (See Mark 4:6).
Revelation 12:1 (b) No doubt this represents Israel, which nation had the light of GOD, the Word of GOD, and produced the Son of GOD who is the Light of the world.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Sun
1: ἥλιος (Strong's #2246 — Noun Masculine — helios — hay'-lee-os ) whence Eng. prefix "helio," is used (a) as a means of the natural benefits of light and heat, e.g., Matthew 5:45 , and power, Revelation 1:16 ; (b) of its qualities of brightness and glory, e.g., Matthew 13:43 ; 17:2 ; Acts 26:13 ; 1 Corinthians 15:41 ; Revelation 10:1 ; 12:1 ; (c) as a means of destruction, e.g., Matthew 13:6 ; James 1:11 ; of physical misery, Revelation 7:16 ; (d) as a means of judgment, e.g., Matthew 24:29 ; Mark 13:24 ; Luke 21:25 ; 23:45 ; Acts 2:20 ; Revelation 6:12 ; 8:12 ; 9:2 ; 16:8 .
Note: In Revelation 7:2 ; 16:12 , anatole, "rising," used with helios, is translated "sunrising," RV (AV, "east").
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Sun
SUN.—The rising of the sun marks the morning (Mark 16:2), and its setting the evening (Mark 1:32, Luke 4:40). Its light is one of the gifts which the Creator bestows on all men without distinction (Matthew 5:45). By ‘signs in the sun’ (Luke 21:25) we are to understand the phenomena of eclipse, as described more clearly in the parallel passages, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24. The statement in Luke 23:45 as to ‘the sun being darkened’ (Authorized Version ) or ‘the sun’s light failing’ (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ) at the time of the Crucifixion, cannot be explained in this way, since an eclipse of the sun can happen only at new moon, whereas the Crucifixion took place at a Passover, when the moon was full. The sun’s scorching heat, so destructive to vegetation, is an emblem of tribulation or persecution (Matthew 13:6; Matthew 13:21, Mark 4:6; Mark 4:17). The appearance of the face of Christ at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:2) and in the opening vision of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:16) is compared to the brightness of the sun. The same thing is said of the glory in which the righteous shall appear after the final judgment (Matthew 13:43).
James Patrick.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Sun
The Bible recognizes that the sun exercises control over certain processes of life in the world, and it sees this as a sign that God created the world and continues to care for it (Genesis 1:14-18; Deuteronomy 33:13-14; Matthew 5:45). The sun is a symbol of permanency and endurance (Psalms 72:5; Psalms 72:17; Psalms 89:36), but it is not eternal. It is something God has created, and therefore it must not become an object of worship (Deuteronomy 4:19; Psalms 136:7-9; Ezekiel 8:16-18; Romans 1:18-23). The sun was darkened at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, and will be darkened again at the time of his return to judge the world (Matthew 27:45; Mark 13:24-27).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Chariots of the Sun
RSV translation in 2 Kings 23:11 for a sculpture that Josiah removed from the Jerusalem Temple. Other translations speak of horses the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. The Assyrians called the sun god, “chariot rider,” so this could represent statuary introduced when Judah began to pay tribute to the Assyrian kings. Deuteronomy 17:3 records God's injunction to Israel not to worship the sun, but Ezekiel attested to persons in the Temple worshiping the sun ( Ezekiel 8:16 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Sun
The source of light for earth. Ancient people considered the sun as a necessary part of the cycle of the seasons. Thus, it was often viewed as a god. Ancient Egyptians worshiped the sun as the god Ra, and the Greeks as Helios. The Canaanite city of Beth-Shemesh, “House of the Sun,” probably referred to a temple in the city. The Bible simply views the sun as the “greater light” God created to rule the day (Genesis 1:16 ). In Israel, the new day began with sunset. The Psalms compared the sun's brightness to God's glory by which it will one day be replaced (Psalm 84:11 ). Zacharias described Christ's coming as a new sunrise for humankind (Luke 1:78 ). The darkening or eclipse of the sun was often interpreted as a sign of God's displeasure with humans. See Gods, Pagan .
David Maltsberger
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sun-Dial
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sun of Righteousness
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Sun
The Hebrew called the Sun Shemesh from being the great luminary of the heavens. And from its beneficial use and influence, as appointed by the great Creator, it is no wonder that men in the darkened state of a fallen nature, made it the idol of worship. It is only from Revelation, that we learn that the Sun in all his brightness, is but the creature of God. And hence, under diving teaching, Job could and did say, that he dared to kiss his hand in token of adoration when he saw the Sun shining, in his strength, or the Moon walking in her brightness. (Job 31:26-28)
The Holy Ghost hath been pleased to teach the church to consider the Sun as the servant of the Lord Jesus, and as becoming a faint emblem of his glorious shining. The prophet Malachi to this purpose was "commissioned to say, that to them that feared the name of the Lord, the sun of righteousness should arise with healing in his wings." (Malachi 4:2) And indeed when we consider that the Sun, as the creature of God, becomes the source and fountain of light and life to the whole world, of animal and vegetable life; there is certainly a great beauty in the allusion to him, the Sun of righteousness, from whom the whole of the spiritual as well as the natural world, derive their very being, their upholding, and prosperity. Who shall describe the wonderful, unbounded, and endless influence of the Lord Jesus, in calling into life, continuing and carrying, on that life, and warning, referring, healing, and in short imparting all the properties of the sun of righteousness in his blessed and everlasting influence on the souls of his people. But the emblem of the Sun of this lower world, considered as referring to Christ the Sun of righteousness, falls far short in a thousand instances where Jesus becomes most precious to his people. The planet of the day reacheth but to the day, and leaves a long wintry night wholly destitute of his power. Not so with Jesus, his is a Sun that goes not down, but frequently in the darkest shades of sorrow, makes his rays most bright and glorious. %Very blessedly therefore the Holy Ghost caused it to be recorded by one of the prophets, that when the Lord Jesus shall come to be glorified by his saints, and admired in all that believe that his superoior lustre shall make his creature the sun to blush and not shine before him. "Then shall the moon be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his antients gloriously." (Isaiah 24:23)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Sun
Genesis 1:14 translated "let there be luminaries," literally, "light bearers". Genesis only tells what the sun, moon, and stars are in relation to the earth. When the mists were dispelled, and the seas confined within bounds, the heavenly bodies assumed their natural functions, marking days and nights, seasons and years, and God appoints the sun to rule the day and the moon the night. "Let them be for signs," as eclipses, portents of extraordinary events (Matthew 2:2; Luke 21:25) and divine judgments (Joel 2:30; Jeremiah 10:2; Matthew 24:29), and indicating the four quarters of the heavens (Psalms 50:1) and also the changes in the weather; "and for seasons, days, and years." The sun regulated the length of the Israelite year by the recurrence of Pentecost at a fixed agricultural season, namely, when the grain was ripe.
The person facing the rising sun faced the E.; so "before," "forward," meant the E.; "behind," "backward," meant the W.; "on the left hand" meant the N."; "on the right" the S. (Job 23:8-9). Shemesh , "sun," expresses the stupor produced on the beholder by his overwhelming brilliancy; chammah and cherec are poetical names implying his "heat". Sun worship was the earliest idolatry (Job 31:26-27); Ra was "the sun god in Egypt"; Οn was "the city of the sun worship" (Jeremiah 43:13; Hebrew), Βethshemesh "house of the sun," Greek Ηeliopolis . Joshua's causing the sun to stand still phenomenally virtually proclaimed his God Jehovah to be Lord of the sun and all creation, in the face of pagandom. The valley of Ajalon is still called wady el Μikteleh , "the valley of slaughter." The Phoenician Baal; the Ammonite Moloch and Milcom; the Syrian Hadad; latterly the Persian Mithras (Zoroaster previously had reformed the worship).
The "sun images" were called in Hebrew chammanim (Leviticus 26:30; margin 2 Chronicles 14:5; Ezekiel 8:16-170), stone statues to "solar Baal" or Βaal Ηaman in Carthaginian inscriptions. The temple at Baalbek was dedicated to the worship of the sun. Manasseh introduced direct sun worship (2 Kings 21:3; 2 Kings 21:5). Josiah destroyed by fire (the very element which was worshipped) the chariots, and removed the horses consecrated to the sun (2 Kings 23:5; 2 Kings 23:11-12). The housetop was the place of sun altars and incense burning (Zephaniah 1:5).
Worship was directed to the rising sun (1618879910_33); they used to hold a bunch of "tamarisk branches" (barsom ) to their nose at daybreak, while singing hymns to the rising sun (Strabo, 1:15, section 733). The horses sacred to the sun, and used in processions to meet the rising sun, were kept at the entering in of the house of Jehovah in the portico (as Gesenius explains parwarim in 2 Kings 23:11, not "suburbs") at the western side of the outer temple court. An insult to the only true God, in His own house! Spiritually, God's law is the sun (Psalms 19:7). He is a Sun to cheer; and "the Sun of righteousness," from whom we receive all righteousness, by imputation for justification, and by impartation for sanctification (Malachi 4:2; Revelation 1:16).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Sun
Shemesh (שֶׁמֶשׁ, Strong's #8121), “sun; Shamshu (?); sunshield; battlement.” Cognates of this word occur in Ugaritic (sh-p-sh), Akkadian, Aramaic, Phoenician, and Arabic. It appears 134 times in biblical Hebrew and in all periods.
This word means “sun”: “And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram …” (Gen. 15:12—the first occurrence of the word). The “wings of the sun” are probably its rays (Mal. 4:2). The “sun” and especially its regularity supported by divine sovereignty (Gen. 8:22) figures the security of God’s allies: “So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might” (Judg. 5:31). God can also make the “sun” stand still when He wishes (Josh. 10:12-13) or darken as an indication of His judgment upon His enemies and salvation for His people (Joel 2:31-32). The “sun” and all the heavenly bodies were created by God (Gen. 1:16) and are summoned to praise Him (Ps. 148:3). The Canaanites and other people worshiped the “sun” as a god, and this paganism appeared among Israelites in times of spiritual decline (Deut. 4:19). In 2 Kings 23:5 perhaps one could translate: “Those who burned incense to Shamshu” (cf. v. 11). Perhaps passages like Ps. 148:3 are allusions to the sun god (although this is questionable).
Shemesh is used in phrases indicating direction. The east is “the rising of the sun”: “And they journeyed from Oboth, … toward the sunrising” (Num. 21:11). The west is “the setting of the sun”: “Are they not on the other side of Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down …?” (Deut. 11:30). In Ps. 84:11 the word represents a sunshaped shield: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield.…”
Shemesh may be a structural term: “And I will make thy windows [1] of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles …” (Isa. 54:12).
There are a few noteworthy phrases related to shemesh. To be “before the sun” or “before the eyes of the sun” is to be openly exposed: “Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun [2] …” (Num. 25:4). To “see the sun” is “to live”: “… Like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun” (Ps. 58:8). Something “under the sun” is life lived on the earth apart from God in contrast to life lived on earth with a proper relationship with God (Eccl. 1:3).
Webster's Dictionary - Midnight Sun
The sun shining at midnight in the arctic or antarctic summer.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - With the Fair Sun of Easter Morn
Hymn for Lauds for the Common of Apostles and Evangelists, in Paschal Time; Ambrosian school, 4th or 5th century. It has about fifteen translations; the one given is by A. McDougall.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - See the Golden Sun Arise!
Hymn for Lauds on Thursday. It was written by Prudentius (348-413). Of the 17 translations, the English title given is by W. Courthope.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sun
The great luminary of day, which furnishes so many similitudes to the Hebrew poets, as well as those of all nations, Judges 5:31 Psalm 84:11 Proverbs 4:18 Luke 1:78,79 John 8:12 . For the idolatrous worship of the sun, see BAAL .
Holman Bible Dictionary - City of the Sun
Usually taken as a reference to Heliopolis (Isaiah 19:18 ). See Heliopolis .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Eclipse of the Sun
No historical notice of an eclipse occurs in the Bible, but there are passages in the prophets which contain manifest allusion to this phenomenon. (Joel 2:10,31 ; 3:15 ; Amos 8:9 ; Micah 3:6 ; Zechariah 14:6 ) Some of these notices probably refer to eclipses that occurred about the time of the respective compositions: thus the date of Amos coincides with a total eclipse which occurred Feb. 9, B.C. 784, and was visible at Jerusalem shortly after noon; that of Micah with the eclipse of June 5, B.C. 716. A passing notice in (Jeremiah 15:9 ) coincides in date with the eclipse of Sept. 30, B.C. 610, so well known from Herodotus' account (i. 74,103). The darkness that overspread the world at the crucifixion cannot with reason be attributed to an eclipse, as the moon was at the full at the time of the passover.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dial, Sun-Dial
Some contrivance, not definitely specified, by which the divisions of the day were ascertained by the shadow of some gnomon or pillar, caused by the sun falling upon a series of steps or degrees. 2 Kings 20:8-11 ; Isaiah 38:8 . Hezekiah asked that the shadow might go backward ten degrees, and this took place on the dial of Ahaz. The same thing may not have occurred elsewhere, as it was simply to strengthen the faith of Hezekiah, nor is it necessary to suppose that the motion of the earth was reversed. May not the phenomenon have been produced by a peculiar state of the atmosphere causing refraction of the light passing through it? In whatever way it was brought about, it was by the power of God. Apparently a report of it reached Babylon, and ambassadors from the princes were sent to inquire of the 'wonder' that had occurred. 2 Chronicles 32:31 .

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Sun - Sun . The first mention of the Sun in the Bible is in Genesis 1:16 , as ‘the greater light to rule the day. We read of the going down of the Sun, and of its rising; of the increasing force of its heat as the day went on ( Exodus 16:21 ), of its influence in the production of the crops of the ground (‘the precious things of the fruits of the Sun,’ Deuteronomy 33:14 ). The Sun ‘goeth forth in his might’ ( Judges 5:31 ). The situation of a place is spoken of as ‘toward the Sunrising,’ i. Things that were notorious and done openly were said to be ‘before or in the sight of the Sun. ’ But while the Sun is strong, the power of God is greater still. This is expressed in Job’s assertion ( Job 9:7 ) that God ‘commandeth the Sun and it riseth not. ’ The power of the Sun affects the complexion (‘I go blackened, but not by the Sun,’ Job 30:28 RVm
The power and influence of the Sun over the natural world would soon lead to its being personified and worshipped, inasmuch as what was done upon earth was done ‘under the Sun. ’ In one of Joseph’s dreams there is a personification of the Sun (Genesis 37:9 ). In the Book of Deuteronomy ( Deuteronomy 4:19 ) there is a caution against Sun-worship , and the punishment of death by stoning is assigned to the convicted worshipper of the Sun ( Deuteronomy 17:3 ), whilst in Job ( Job 31:26 ) there is an allusion to a superstitious salutation of the Sun by the kissing of the hand. Sun-pillars, or obelisks used in the worship of the Sun, are mentioned frequently in the OT, e. Sun-worship itself was, in the later days of the kingdom of Judah at any rate, one of the permitted forms of worship in Jerusalem. Sun-images are mentioned in 2 Ch. In Josiah’s reformation those who burnt incense to the Sun were put down ( 2 Kings 23:5 ), while the chariots of the Sun were burned with fire (after being hewn down according to 2 Chronicles 34:4 ; 2 Chronicles 34:7 ), and ‘the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the Sun’ were taken away ( 2 Kings 23:11 ). There was a great chariot of the Sun at Sippar in Babylonia. We gather from Ezekiel 8:16 that this Sun-worship actually took place in the inner court at the door of the Temple, between the porch and the altar; the worshippers turned their backs upon the Temple itself, and worshipped the Sun towards the east. see), ‘house of the Sun,’ from the fact. ...
We must not forget, in conclusion, that, in one Messianic passage (Malachi 4:2 ), the coming deliverer is spoken of as ‘the Sun of righteousness
Sun - Genesis only tells what the Sun, moon, and stars are in relation to the earth. When the mists were dispelled, and the seas confined within bounds, the heavenly bodies assumed their natural functions, marking days and nights, seasons and years, and God appoints the Sun to rule the day and the moon the night. " The Sun regulated the length of the Israelite year by the recurrence of Pentecost at a fixed agricultural season, namely, when the grain was ripe. ...
The person facing the rising Sun faced the E. Shemesh , "sun," expresses the stupor produced on the beholder by his overwhelming brilliancy; chammah and cherec are poetical names implying his "heat". Sun worship was the earliest idolatry (Job 31:26-27); Ra was "the Sun god in Egypt"; Οn was "the city of the Sun worship" (Jeremiah 43:13; Hebrew), Βethshemesh "house of the Sun," Greek Ηeliopolis . Joshua's causing the Sun to stand still phenomenally virtually proclaimed his God Jehovah to be Lord of the Sun and all creation, in the face of pagandom. ...
The "sun images" were called in Hebrew chammanim (Leviticus 26:30; margin 2 Chronicles 14:5; 2 Chronicles 34:4), stone statues to "solar Baal" or Βaal Ηaman in Carthaginian inscriptions. The temple at Baalbek was dedicated to the worship of the Sun. Manasseh introduced direct Sun worship (2 Kings 21:3; 2 Kings 21:5). Josiah destroyed by fire (the very element which was worshipped) the chariots, and removed the horses consecrated to the Sun (2 Kings 23:5; 2 Kings 23:11-12). The housetop was the place of Sun altars and incense burning (Zephaniah 1:5). ...
Worship was directed to the rising Sun (Ezekiel 8:16-17); they used to hold a bunch of "tamarisk branches" (barsom ) to their nose at daybreak, while singing hymns to the rising Sun (Strabo, 1:15, section 733). The horses sacred to the Sun, and used in processions to meet the rising Sun, were kept at the entering in of the house of Jehovah in the portico (as Gesenius explains parwarim in 2 Kings 23:11, not "suburbs") at the western side of the outer temple court. An insult to the only true God, in His own house! Spiritually, God's law is the Sun (Psalms 19:7). He is a Sun to cheer; and "the Sun of righteousness," from whom we receive all righteousness, by imputation for justification, and by impartation for sanctification (Malachi 4:2; Revelation 1:16)
West - maarab, δυσμή, 'sun-setting,' because the Sun sets in the west. maarabah, 'sun-setting,' only in Isaiah 45:6 . mebo hashshemesh, from the 'going down of the Sun,' only in Joshua 23:4 ; Zechariah 8:7
Antisolar - ) Opposite to the Sun; - said of the point in the heavens 180� distant from the Sun
Birkat hachamah - "the blessing of the Sun"); the blessing of the Sun which takes place once every 28 years...
Irshemesh - ("city of the Sun". Bethshemesh; connected with Mount Heres ("sun")
Parhelion - ) A mock Sun appearing in the form of a bright light, sometimes near the Sun, and tinged with colors like the rainbow, and sometimes opposite to the Sun. Often several mock Suns appear at the same time
Chariots of the Sun - Other translations speak of horses the kings of Judah had dedicated to the Sun. The Assyrians called the Sun god, “chariot rider,” so this could represent statuary introduced when Judah began to pay tribute to the Assyrian kings. Deuteronomy 17:3 records God's injunction to Israel not to worship the Sun, but Ezekiel attested to persons in the Temple worshiping the Sun ( Ezekiel 8:16 )
Enshemish - (See Joshua 15:7) The name signifies the fountain of the Sun, from Ain, fountain, and Shemesh, the Sun
Heliacal - ) Emerging from the light of the Sun, or passing into it; rising or setting at the same, or nearly the same, time as the Sun
Heres - Sun. , "sun-mountain;" probably identical with Irshemesh in Joshua 19:41
Cosmically - ) With the Sun at rising or setting; as, a star is said to rise or set cosmically when it rises or sets with the Sun
On - Light; the Sun, (Genesis 41:45,50 ), the great seat of Sun-worship, called also Bethshemesh (Jeremiah 43:13 ) and Aven (Ezekiel 30:17 ), stood on the east bank of the Nile, a few miles north of Memphis, and near Cairo, in the north-east. Versions have "Heliopolis" ("city of the Sun") instead of On in Genesis and of Aven in Ezekiel. , "city of the Sun") may be the name given to On, the prophecy being that the time will come when that city which was known as the "city of the Sun-god" shall become the "city of destruction" of the Sun-god, i. In ancient times this city was full of obelisks dedicated to the Sun. , "the Sun
Abagtha - Sanskrit, Βagadata , "given by fortune," baga , or the Sun. Sun worship prevailed early in Persia
Potiphera - Belonging to the Sun, the priest of On, city of the Sun, whose daughter Asenath was the wife of Joseph, Genesis 41:45
Combust - ) So near the Sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the Sun
Twilight - ) The light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the Sun, or when the Sun is less than 18¡ below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the Sun and their reflection on the earth
Sun - Ancient people considered the Sun as a necessary part of the cycle of the seasons. Ancient Egyptians worshiped the Sun as the god Ra, and the Greeks as Helios. The Canaanite city of Beth-Shemesh, “House of the Sun,” probably referred to a temple in the city. The Bible simply views the Sun as the “greater light” God created to rule the day (Genesis 1:16 ). In Israel, the new day began with Sunset. The Psalms compared the Sun's brightness to God's glory by which it will one day be replaced (Psalm 84:11 ). Zacharias described Christ's coming as a new Sunrise for humankind (Luke 1:78 ). The darkening or eclipse of the Sun was often interpreted as a sign of God's displeasure with humans
Sun - The Hebrew called the Sun Shemesh from being the great luminary of the heavens. It is only from Revelation, that we learn that the Sun in all his brightness, is but the creature of God. And hence, under diving teaching, Job could and did say, that he dared to kiss his hand in token of adoration when he saw the Sun shining, in his strength, or the Moon walking in her brightness. (Job 31:26-28)...
The Holy Ghost hath been pleased to teach the church to consider the Sun as the servant of the Lord Jesus, and as becoming a faint emblem of his glorious shining. The prophet Malachi to this purpose was "commissioned to say, that to them that feared the name of the Lord, the Sun of righteousness should arise with healing in his wings. " (Malachi 4:2) And indeed when we consider that the Sun, as the creature of God, becomes the source and fountain of light and life to the whole world, of animal and vegetable life; there is certainly a great beauty in the allusion to him, the Sun of righteousness, from whom the whole of the spiritual as well as the natural world, derive their very being, their upholding, and prosperity. Who shall describe the wonderful, unbounded, and endless influence of the Lord Jesus, in calling into life, continuing and carrying, on that life, and warning, referring, healing, and in short imparting all the properties of the Sun of righteousness in his blessed and everlasting influence on the souls of his people. But the emblem of the Sun of this lower world, considered as referring to Christ the Sun of righteousness, falls far short in a thousand instances where Jesus becomes most precious to his people. Not so with Jesus, his is a Sun that goes not down, but frequently in the darkest shades of sorrow, makes his rays most bright and glorious. %Very blessedly therefore the Holy Ghost caused it to be recorded by one of the prophets, that when the Lord Jesus shall come to be glorified by his saints, and admired in all that believe that his superoior lustre shall make his creature the Sun to blush and not shine before him. "Then shall the moon be confounded, and the Sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his antients gloriously
Irshemesh - (uhr sshee' mehssh) Place name meaning, “city of the Sun. ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ) on the border of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:10 , called Beth-shemesh or house of the Sun)
Hammon - Heat; the Sun
Eclipse - See Sun
Sun - In the history of "greater light," of the creation the Sun is described as "greater light," in contradistinction to the moon, the "lesser light," in conjunction with which it was to serve "for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years," while its special office was "to rule the day. (Jeremiah 10:2 ; Matthew 24:29 ) with Luke 21:25 The joint influence assigned to the Sun and moon in deciding the "seasons," both for agricultural operations and for religious festivals, and also in regulating the length and subdivisions of the years "correctly describes the combination of the lunar and solar year which prevailed at all events subsequent to the Mosaic period. Sunrise and Sunset are the only defined points of time in the absence of artificial contrivances for telling the hour of the day. , when the Sun became hot, about 9 A. (Genesis 43:16 ; 2 Samuel 4:5 ) and "the cool of the day," shortly before Sunset. (Genesis 3:8 ) The Sun also served to fix the quarters of the hemisphere, east, west north and south, which were represented respectively by the rising Sun, the setting Sun, (Isaiah 45:6 ; Psalm 50:1 ) the dark quarter, (Genesis 13:14 ; Joel 2:20 ) and the brilliant quarter, (33:23; Job 37:17 ; Ezekiel 40:24 ) or otherwise by their position relative to a person facing the rising Sun--before, behind, on the left hand and on the right hand. (Job 23:8,9 ) The worship of the Sun, as the most prominent and powerful agent in the kingdom of nature, was widely diffused throughout the countries adjacent to Palestine. The Hebrews must have been well acquainted with the idolatrous worship of the Sun during the captivity in Egypt, both from the contiguity of On, the chief seat of the worship of the Sun, as implied in the name itself (On being the equivalent of the Hebrew Bethshemesh, "house of the Sun") (Jeremiah 43:13 ) and also from the connection between Joseph and Potipherah("he who belongs to Ela") the priest of On, (Genesis 41:45 ) After their removal to Canaan, the Hebrews came in contact with various forms of idolatry which originated in the worship of the Sun; such as the Baal of the Phoenicians, the Molech or Milcom of the Ammonites, and the Hadad of the Syrians. The importance attached to the worship of the Sun by the Jewish kings may be inferred from the fact that the horses sacred to the Sun were stalled within the precincts of the temple. (2 Kings 23:11 ) In the metaphorical language of Scripture the Sun is emblematic of the law of God, (Psalm 19:7 ) of the cheering presence of God, (Psalm 84:11 ) of the person of the Saviour, (John 1:9 ; Malachi 4:2 ) and of the glory and purity of heavenly beings
Nathan-Melech - A eunuch or chamberlain in Josiah's court, by whose chamber at the entering in of Jehovah's house, in the suburbs, were the horses sacred to the Sun; these Josiah took away and burned the Sun chariots with fire (2 Kings 23:11)
Beth-Shemesh - House of the Sun
Esh-Ban - Fire of the Sun
Enshemesh - The Sun shines on this spring all day, answering to En-shemesh, 'spring of the Sun
Bruang - ) The Malayan Sun bear
Aprication - ) Basking in the Sun
Heliolatry - ) Sun worship
Gaham - Genesis 22:24, or "sun-burnt"
Heliolater - ) A worshiper of the Sun
Jokim - That made the Sun stand still
Tanling - ) One tanned by the Sun
Rainbow - A bow, or an arch of a circle, consisting of all the colors formed by the refraction and reflection of rays of light from drops of rain or vapor, appearing in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the Sun. When the Sun is at the horizon, the rainbow is a semicircle. ...
The moon sometimes forms a bow or arch of light, more faint than that formed by the Sun, and called lunar rainbow
Heliotropic - ) Manifesting heliotropism; turning toward the Sun
Mithras - ) The Sun god of the Persians
Sun - SUN. —The rising of the Sun marks the morning (Mark 16:2), and its setting the evening (Mark 1:32, Luke 4:40). By ‘signs in the Sun’ (Luke 21:25) we are to understand the phenomena of eclipse, as described more clearly in the parallel passages, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24. The statement in Luke 23:45 as to ‘the Sun being darkened’ (Authorized Version ) or ‘the Sun’s light failing’ (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ) at the time of the Crucifixion, cannot be explained in this way, since an eclipse of the Sun can happen only at new moon, whereas the Crucifixion took place at a Passover, when the moon was full. The Sun’s scorching heat, so destructive to vegetation, is an emblem of tribulation or persecution (Matthew 13:6; Matthew 13:21, Mark 4:6; Mark 4:17). The appearance of the face of Christ at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:2) and in the opening vision of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:16) is compared to the brightness of the Sun
Uranus - It is about 1,800,000,000 miles from the Sun, about 36,000 miles in diameter, and its period of revolution round the Sun is nearly 84 of our years
Apricate - ) To bask in the Sun
Samson - His Sun; his service; there the second time
Curtate - ) Shortened or reduced; - said of the distance of a planet from the Sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the Sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic
Western - Being in the west, or int he region nearly in the direction of west being in that quarter where the Sun sets as the western shore of France the western ocean. Moving in a line to the part where the Sun sets as, the ship makes a western course
Umbra - ) The fainter part of a Sun spot; - now more commonly called penumbra. ) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a Sun spot. ) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the Sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the Sun's disk; - used in contradistinction from penumbra
Biltong - ) Lean meat cut into strips and Sun-dried
Helio - "h`lios the Sun
Planets - The Hebrew word means inns or lodgings, and is used with reference to the Sun, denoting the twelve constellations of the zodiac, the houses of the Sun in its annual apparent course round the heavens
Apheliotropic - ) Turning away from the Sun; - said of leaves, etc
Rizzar - ) To dry in the Sun; as, rizzared haddock
Rayonnant - ) Darting forth rays, as the Sun when it shines out
Midnight Sun - The Sun shining at midnight in the arctic or antarctic summer
Stark, Canon a - Did researches valuable in ascertaining Sun-spot periodicity
Saturn - ) One of the planets of the solar system, next in magnitude to Jupiter, but more remote from the Sun. Its diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from the Sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles, and its year, or periodical revolution round the Sun, nearly twenty-nine years and a half
Photosphere - , the luminous envelope of the Sun
Pithom - Pithom (pî'thom), house or temple, of Tum, who was the Sun-god of Heliopolis, a "treasure city," or depot of provisions, built by the Israelites in Goshen. Naville has identified Pithom with Pa-Tum, "setting Sun," and with Tel el-Maskhûta, where he found remarkable ruins, brick grain-chambers, and similar evidences of a "store city
Harsith - ]'>[3] , deriving the word from heres ‘sun,’ has ‘the east gate,’ AVm [4] ‘the Sun gate
Parallax - ) The apparent difference in position of a body (as the Sun, or a star) as seen from some point on the earth's surface, and as seen from some other conventional point, as the earth's center or the Sun
Silence - " As for example: "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon," in Hebrew, be silent. "And the Sun stood still, and the moon stayed," Joshua 10:12-13 , or were silent, at the commandment of Joshua
Jupiter - Its diameter is about eighty-nine thousand miles its distance from the Sun, four hundred and ninety millions of miles, and its revolution round the Sun a little less than twelve years
Photoheliograph - ) A modified kind of telescope adapted to taking photographs of the Sun
Lucule - ) A spot or fleck on the Sun brighter than the surrounding surface
Cometarium - ) An instrument, intended to represent the revolution of a comet round the Sun
Astrophotography - ) The application of photography to the delineation of the Sun, moon, and stars
Helium - ) An inert, monoatomic, gaseous element occurring in the atmosphere of the Sun and stars, and in small quantities in the earth's atmosphere, in several minerals and in certain mineral waters. Helium was first detected spectroscopically in the Sun by Lockyer in 1868; it was first prepared by Ramsay in 1895. ) A gaseous element found in the atmospheres of the Sun and earth and in some rare minerals
Heres - (hee' rehss) Place name meaning “sun. It is distinct from the more western Mount Heres in Judges 1:35 , often identified with Beth-Shemesh (“house of the Sun”). KJV translates Judges 8:13 as “before the Sun was up” as compared to NAS, “by the ascent of Heres
Sepharva'im - Berosus celled Sippara "a city of the Sun;" and in the inscriptions it bears the same title, being called Tsipar sha Shamas , or "Sippara of the Sun" --the Sun being the chief object of worship there
Eclipse - Of the Sun alluded to in Amos 8:9 ; Micah 3:6 ; Zechariah 14:6 ; Joel 2:10 . Moreover, at the time of the Passover the moon was full, and therefore there could not be an eclipse of the Sun, which is caused by an interposition of the moon between the Sun and the earth
Potipherah - "Devoted to Ra" the Sun god, the priest of On or Heliopolis, the grand scat of Sun worship
Sematrope - ) An instrument for signaling by reflecting the rays of the Sun in different directions
Celidography - ) A description of apparent spots on the disk of the Sun, or on planets
Charqui - ) Jerked beef; beef cut into long strips and dried in the wind and Sun
Rubiform - ) Having the nature or quality of red; as, the rubiform rays of the Sun
Astrometeorology - ) The investigation of the relation between the Sun, moon, and stars, and the weather
God: is Light - Suppose the case of a cripple who had spent his life in a room where the Sun was never seen. Wishing to see the Sun, he is taken out at night into the streets of an illuminated city. At first he is delighted, dazzled; but after he has had time to reflect, he finds darkness spread amid the lights, and he asks, 'Is this the Sun?' He is taken out under the tarry sky, and is enraptured; but, on reflection, finds that night covers the earth, and again asks, 'Is this the Sun?' He is carried out some bright day at noontide, and no sooner does his eye open on the sky than all question is at an end. There is but one Sun. As there is but one Sun, so there is but one God
Acronycally - ) In an acronycal manner as rising at the setting of the Sun, and vice versa
Naggai - (nayg' gi) Personal name perhaps meaning, “splendor of the Sun
Astrophotometry - ) The determination of the brightness of stars, and also of the Sun, moon, and planets
Radiancy - ) The quality of being radiant; brilliancy; effulgence; vivid brightness; as, the radiance of the Sun
Puggree - ) A light scarf wound around a hat or helmet to protect the head from the Sun
Dewrot - ) To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and Sun
Siriasis - ) A Sunstroke. ) The act of exposing to a Sun bath
ir-She'Mesh - (city of the Sun ), a city of the Danites ( Joshua 19:41 ) probably identical with Beth-shemesh
Lunisolar - ) Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the Sun and moon
West - In strictness, that point of the horizon where the Sun sets at the equinox, or any point in a direct line between the spectator or other object, and that point of the horizon or west is the intersection of the prime vertical with the horizon, on that side where the Sun sets. In a less strict sense, west is the region of the hemisphere near the point where the Sun sets when in the equator. A country situated in the region towards the Sun-setting, with respect to another. Being in a line towards the point where the Sun sets when in the equator or in a looser sense, being in the region near the line of direction towards that point, either on the earth or in the heavens. ...
WEST, To pass to the west to set, as the Sun
Crefting - ) Exposing linen to the Sun, on the grass, in the process of bleaching
Phaethon - ) The son of Helios (Phoebus), that is, the son of light, or of the Sun. He is fabled to have obtained permission to drive the chariot of the Sun, in doing which his want of skill would have set the world on fire, had he not been struck with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong into the river Po
Alineation - ) Alignment; position in a straight line, as of two planets with the Sun
Upsun - ) The time during which the Sun is up, or above the horizon; the time between Sunrise and Sunset
Sun - The Bible recognizes that the Sun exercises control over certain processes of life in the world, and it sees this as a sign that God created the world and continues to care for it (Genesis 1:14-18; Deuteronomy 33:13-14; Matthew 5:45). The Sun is a symbol of permanency and endurance (Psalms 72:5; Psalms 72:17; Psalms 89:36), but it is not eternal. The Sun was darkened at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, and will be darkened again at the time of his return to judge the world (Matthew 27:45; Mark 13:24-27)
Eclipse - ) An interception or obscuration of the light of the Sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the intervention of some other body, either between it and the eye, or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it. A lunar eclipse is caused by the moon passing through the earth's shadow; a solar eclipse, by the moon coming between the Sun and the observer. The eclipse of a small portion of the Sun by Mercury or Venus is called a transit of the planet. ) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; - said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the Sun
Perihelium - ) That point of the orbit of a planet or comet which is nearest to the Sun; - opposed to aphelion
Telespectroscope - ) A spectroscope arranged to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects, as the Sun or stars
Timnath-Heres - Timnath-Heres means, “portion of the Sun,” suggesting a site dedicated to Sun worship (Judges 2:9 )
Pemmican - ) Among the North American Indians, meat cut in thin slices, divested of fat, and dried in the Sun. ) Meat, without the fat, cut in thin slices, dried in the Sun, pounded, then mixed with melted fat and sometimes dried fruit, and compressed into cakes or in bags
Jupiter - It revolves about the Sun in 4,332. 2028 from the Sun, the earth's mean distance being taken as unity
Palinurus - ) An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the Sun, and thence the variation of the compass...
Raisin - ) A grape dried in the Sun or by artificial heat
Midday - ) Of or pertaining to noon; meridional; as, the midday Sun
Aphelion - ) That point of a planet's or comet's orbit which is most distant from the Sun, the opposite point being the perihelion
Antichthon - ) A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the Sun
Heliozoa - ) An order of fresh-water rhizopods having a more or less globular form, with slender radiating pseudopodia; the Sun animalcule
Darkness - The absence of natural light, Genesis 1:2 , and hence figuratively a state of misery and adversity, Job 18:6 Psalm 107:10 Isaiah 8:22 9:1 ; also the absence of the Sun and stars, and hence the fall of chief men and national convulsions, Isaiah 13:10 Acts 2:20 . This could not have been caused by an eclipse of the Sun; for at Passover the moon was full, and on the opposite side of the earth from the Sun
Sabianism - ) The doctrine of the Sabians; the Sabian religion; that species of idolatry which consists in worshiping the Sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry
Moon - There we learn "that the Lord appointed the moon for certain seasons, and the Sun knoweth his going down. " (Psalms 104:19,) Moses also beautifully speaks of the peerless majesty of this empress of the night ministering to her Maker's glory, when describing in the lot of Joseph's blessings the "precious fruits brought forth by the Sun, and the precious things put forth by the moon. " Probably the sacred writer, in allusion to those heavenly influences, meant to speak of yet far higher blessings in the sweet work of grace upon the soul, when Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, brings forth the fruits of his Holy Spirit, and causeth the soul from his influence, as the moon borrows from the Sun, to put forth all precious things in him. )...
The moon is compared to the church, and considered a striking emblem of her; for as the whole of her light is derived from the Sun, so the church wholly depends upon the Lord Jesus, and only shines in the glory she draws from him. When Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, causeth his rays of light to act upon the church, by their kind influences, the church then like the moon from the Sun, ministers according to the divine appointment of her Lord; but if the earth comes between, that is, if earthly affections intervene between Christ and the soul, then, like the interposition in the planetary world, there will be an eclipse. Hence in a day of brightness, and light, and glory, the church is represented in the Revelations as "a woman clothed with the Sun, and the moon under her feet. )...
We have a lovely description in the Canticles of such a view of the church, where Jesus himself is beholding her in this blessed state, and exclaiming with delight," Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the Sun, and terrible as an army with banners?" (Song of Song of Solomon 6:10. The morning in a day of grace, though small, has then the glimmerings of divine light in the soul; yet are they the sure harbingers of Sun-rising, and "mark that path of the just which shineth more and more unto a perfect day. " And the church is then fair as the moon in Jesus' eye, though, like the moon, when shining in her greatest brightness, spots may be seen upon her, and all the light she affords the earth is but what she first receives from the Sun. But then she is still not only fair as the moon, but clear as the Sun. And how terrible as an army of banners must the church be, thus looking forth as the morning, fair as the moon, and clear as the Sun, let the word of God decide
Heliopolis - (hee lih ahp' uh lihss) Greek name for Egyptian city of On, meaning “city of the Sun” or Beth Shemesh in Hebrew
Sheshbazzar - O Sun-god, defend the lord! (Ezra 1:8,11 ), probably another name for Zerubbabel (q
Broiling - ) Excessively hot; as, a broiling Sun
Heliographic - ) Of or pertaining to a description of the Sun
Sensitize - ) To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the Sun; as, sensitized paper or plate
en-Shemesh - Fountain of the Sun a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7 ; 18:17 ). The Sun shines on it the whole day long
Ecliptic - It is the apparent path of the Sun, or the real path of the earth as seen from the Sun
Rainbow - This beautiful phenomenon is owing to the refraction of the beams of the Sun in passing the drops of falling rain; the rays are separated into the prismatic colors, and then reflected from the cloud opposite to the Sun and the spectator
Obelisk - (ahb' eh lihssk) Stone pillar used in worship, especially of the Egyptian Sun god Amun-Ra. They apparently symbolized the rays of the rising Sun and the hope of the Pharaoh for rejuvenation and new vitality. The Egyptian context suggests the pillars were in fact obelisks, perhaps dedicated to the Sun-god Ra
Year - ) The time of the apparent revolution of the Sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the Sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. ) The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the Sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn
Heliocentrical - ) pertaining to the Sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the Sun as a center; - opposed to geocentrical
Parasol - ) A kind of small umbrella used by women as a protection from the Sun
Yester - Last last past next before the present as yester Sun
he'Res - (the Sun ), ( Judges 1:35 ) a city of Dan, in Mount Ephraim, near Ajalon; possibly identical with Mount Jearim (Ir-shemesh, city of the gun)
Meteoroid - ) A small body moving through space, or revolving about the Sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor
Torch - "Reason is the natural Sun in the mental world. " Men with the feeble light of their intelligence seek to find the One who made "the Sun to rule by day, and the moon by night
Potiphera - Peteprç , ‘Given by the Sun-god,’ a late name found from the 22nd Dyn. probably high priest of Rç, the Sun-god, in On
Bay Salt - Salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the Sun; the large crystalline salt of commerce
Tim'Nath-he'Res - (portion of the Sun ) the name under which the city and burial-place of Joshua, previously called Timnath-serah is mentioned in ( Judges 2:9 ) [1]
Circuit - The act of moving or passing round as the periodical circuit of the earth round the Sun, or of the moon round the earth
Virgo - A sign of the zodiac which the Sun enters in August a constellation, containing according to the British catalogue, one hundred and ten stars
On - Egyptian place name meaning, “city of the pillar,” called in Greek Heliopolis or “city of the Sun” and in Hebrew as Beth-shemesh, “city of the Sun” (Jeremiah 43:13 ) and Aven. It was the cult center for the worship of the Sun-god, Ra (Atum)
Dispread - ) To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the Sun dispreads his beams
on (2) - Βeth Shemesh ("house of the Sun") in Jeremiah 43:13. " The "standing images" may mean "obelisks," for which the On Sun temple was famed; they stood before the temple gates. " Shu "the god of light", Τafnet "the fire goddess", and Ra "the Sun god", could not save their own dwellings from the element which they were thought to rule! E. It was part of the temple of the Sun; its sculptured dedication is by Osirtasin I of the 12th dynasty. Re-Athom is the Egyptian hieroglyphical designation, the Sun (Ra) the father of the gods, as Adam or Athom was of mankind. Αtum is represented as "the setting Sun," the "sun of the nether world" (Genesis 41:45; Genesis 41:50). Onias who fled into Egypt, in disappointment at not getting the high priesthood, and rose to rank under Ptolemy Philometor, read "city of the Sun" (Ηa-Cheres ). )...
Ηa-ra is the Egyptian sacred name, "abode of the Sun"; Αn is the Egyptian common name; Cyril of Alexandria says Οn means "the Sun"; the hieroglyphic uben , related to aven , means "shining"
Emini - ) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the Sun enters about May 20th
Helioscope - ) A telescope or instrument for viewing the Sun without injury to the eyes, as through colored glasses, or with mirrors which reflect but a small portion of light
Burnt - ) Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the Sun
Dial - The shadow would cover a greater or smaller number of steps, according as the Sun was low or high. Probably the Sun-dial was a Babylonian invention
Ascians - ) Persons who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; - applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, who have, twice a year, a vertical Sun
Postmeridian - ) Coming after the Sun has passed the meridian; being in, or belonging to, the afternoon
Etiolation - ) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the Sun; the condition of a blanched plant
Anthelion - ) A halo opposite the Sun, consisting of a colored ring or rings around the shadow of the spectator's own head, as projected on a cloud or on an opposite fog bank
Moon - The church is "fair as the moon, clear as the Sun" (Song of Solomon 6:10). As the moon shines in the night, reflecting the Sun's light, so the church in this world's night (Romans 13:12) reflects the light of "the Sun of righteousness" (2 Corinthians 3:18). ...
Her justification in Him is perfect (1 John 4:17 ff); in herself sanctification is yet imperfect, as the moon has less light than the Sun on the illuminated part, and is but half illuminated. At His coming she "shall shine forth as the Sun" (Matthew 13:43). ...
Sabaism (from tsaabaa' "the heavenly hosts") was the earliest of false worships; it appears in our pagan names Sun day, Mon (moon) day; and in Job 31:26, "if I beheld the Sun . The sea, earth, and its satellite the moon, represent the worldly element in opposition to the Sun, the kingdom of heaven. He shall be His people's everlasting light when Sun and moon shall have ceased to shine
Rhodes - Its temple to the Sun, and the colossus, a statue of Apollo, 105 ft. The coins bear on the obverse the head of Apollo as the Sun (the proverb said the Sun shone every day on Rhodes), on the reverse the rose from which Rhodes takes its name
Biela's Comet - A periodic coment, discovered by Biela in 1826, which revolves around the Sun in 6
Partially - ) In part; not totally; as, partially true; the Sun partially eclipsed
Daylight - ) The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the Sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light
Siderostat - ) An apparatus consisting essentially of a mirror moved by clockwork so as to throw the rays of the Sun or a star in a fixed direction; - a more general term for heliostat
Mithredath - , the Sun, the Hebrew form of the Greek name Mithridates
Chromosphere - ) An atmosphere of rare matter, composed principally of incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the Sun and enveloping the photosphere
Harmattan - It is usually accompanied by a haze which obscures the Sun
Libra - ) The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the Sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus / in almanacs, etc
Conspiracy - 1: συνωμοσία (Strong's #4945 — Noun Feminine — Sunomosia — soon-o-mos-ee'-ah ) denotes, lit. , "a swearing together" (sun, "with," omnumi, "to swear"), a "being leagued by oath, and so a conspiracy," Acts 23:13
Bake - ) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the Sun bakes the ground. ) To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot Sun
Exposition - ) Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of Sun, wind, etc. ; exposure; as, an easterly exposition; an exposition to the Sun
Adram'Melech - Adrammelech was probably the male power of the Sun, and ANAMMELECH , who is mentioned with Adrammelech as a companion god, the female power of the Sun
Asenath - An Egyptian name, meaning "gift of the Sun-god", daughter of Potipherah, priest of On or Heliopolis, wife of Joseph (Genesis 41:45 )
Ammah - A cubit, the name of a hill which Joab and Abishai reached as the Sun went down, when they were in pursuit of Abner (2 Samuel 2:24 )
Anammelech - It was considered to be the female power of the Sun, as Adrammelech was the male
Equinox - ) The time when the Sun enters one of the equinoctial points, that is, about March 21 and September 22
Light Year - It is more than 63,000 times as great as the distance from the earth to the Sun
Timnath-Heres - Portion of the Sun, where Joshua was buried (Judges 2:9 )
Re - In images he is depicted usually as the Sun disc
Baal-Hamon - ) Tthe Sun god, and a city where Solomon had a vineyard with a multitude of vines
Amphiscians - ) The inhabitants of the tropic, whose shadows in one part of the year are cast to the north, and in the other to the south, according as the Sun is south or north of their zenith
Concourse - 1: συστροφή (Strong's #4963 — Noun Feminine — Suntrophe — soos-trof-ay' ) "a turning together" (sun, "with," trepo, "to turn"), signifies (a) that which is rolled together; hence (b) a dense mass of people, concourse, Acts 19:40
East - The point in the heavens, where the Sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or when it is in the equinoctial, or the corresponding point on the earth one of the four cardinal points. Towards the rising Sun or towards the point where the Sun rises, when in the equinoctial as the east gate the east border the east side
Baalbec - , "the city of the Sun", because of its famous Temple of the Sun, has by some been supposed to be Solomon's "house of the forest of Lebanon" (1 Kings 7:2 ; 10:17 ; 2 Chronicles 9:16 ); by others it is identified with Baal-gad (q
Window - , Suns or rays of the Sun"= having a radiated appearance like the Sun
Meridian - ) Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the Sun in his diurnal course. It is crossed by the Sun at midday
Scaphism - ) An ancient mode of punishing criminals among the Persians, by confining the victim in a trough, with his head and limbs smeared with honey or the like, and exposed to the Sun and to insects until he died
Penetrative - ) Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative Sun
Counterglow - ) An exceedingly faint roundish or somewhat oblong nebulous light near the ecliptic and opposite the Sun, best seen during September and October, when in the constellations Sagittarius and Pisces
Virgo - ) A sign of the zodiac which the Sun enters about the 21st of August, marked thus [1] in almanacs
Rameses - Rameses (răm'e-sçz or ra-mç'sez), son of the Sun)
Heliopolis - City of the Sun, ...
1. A celebrated city of Egypt, called in Coptic, Hebrew, and the English version, ON, Sun, light, Genesis 41:45 . Jeremiah, Jeremiah 43:13 , calls this city Beth-shemesh, that is, house or temple of the Sun. The Arabs called it Ani-Shems, fountain of the Sun. All these names come from the circumstance that the city was the ancient seat of the Egyptian worship of the Sun. Another Helioplis is alluded to in Scripture under the name of the "plain of Aven," or field of the Sun, Amos 1:5
Host of Heaven - The Sun, moon, and stars are so designated (Genesis 2:1 )
Permission - 1: συγγνώμη (Strong's #4774 — Noun Feminine — Sungnome — soong-gno'-may ) lit. , "a joint opinion, mind or understanding" (sun, "with," gnome, "an opinion"), "a fellow feeling," hence, "a concession, allowance," is translated "permission," in contrast to "commandment," in 1 Corinthians 7:6
Hermiani - One of their distinguishing tenets was, that God is corporeal; another, that Jesus Christ did not ascend into heaven with his body, but left it in the Sun
Adrammelech -
An idol; a form of the Sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria
Anammelech - ) was the male representing the Sun
Apollo - He was the god of light and day (the "sun god"), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc
Awning - ) A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the Sun, rain, or wind
Rainbow - ) A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the Sun by the refraction and reflection of the Sun's rays in drops of falling rain
Occident - ) The part of the horizon where the Sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the Sunset; the west; - opposed to orient
Encke, Johann Franze - Furnished data on transits of Venus which aided in obtaining the distance of the Sun, proved that the periodic comet named in his honor moved in an elliptical orbit, and directed work of charts of the celestial equator
Kagu - It is allied to the Sun bittern
Sagittarius - ) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the Sun enters about November 22, marked thus [1] in almanacs; the Archer
Heliometer - ) An instrument devised originally for measuring the diameter of the Sun; now employed for delicate measurements of the distance and relative direction of two stars too far apart to be easily measured in the field of view of an ordinary telescope
en-Shemesh - EN-SHEMESH (‘sun-spring,’ Joshua 15:7 ; Joshua 18:17 )
Aquarius - ) The Water-bearer; the eleventh sign in the zodiac, which the Sun enters about the 20th of January; - so called from the rains which prevail at that season in Italy and the East
Sequel - ) Consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the Sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin
Hevelius, Johann - Founded lunar topography, did valuable work on Sun-spots, first suggested that the orbits of comets were parabolic, discovered four comets, made the discovery of the libration of the moon in longitude, and compiled a catalog of 1564 stars
Babel, Tower of - It was probably modeled after a ziggurat which is a mound of Sun-dried bricks and was probably constructed before 4,000 BC
Rameses - ("son of the Sun") rebuilt. Huge masses of bricks, made of Nile mud, Sun-dried, some of them mixed with stubble, possibly moulded by Jewish hands, still mark the site of Rameses
Grove - In gardening, a small wood or cluster of trees with a shaded avenue, or a wood impervious to the rays of the Sun. A grove is either open or close open, when consisting of large trees whose branches shade the ground below close, when consisting of trees and underwood, which defend the avenues from the rays of the Sun and from violent winds
Angelo Secchi - In astronomy the Sun was the chief object of his study. He laid the foundations of the unique Sun Records, discovered the "flash spectrum," invented new instruments for the study of the fixed stars, and discovered the five Secchi types of stars
Companion - 1: συνέκδημος (Strong's #4898 — Noun Masculine — Sunekdemos — soon-ek'-day-mos ) "a fellow-traveler" (sun, "with," ek, "from," demos, "people;" i. So Sunkoinonos in Revelation 1:9 , AV, "companion;" RV, "partaker with you. ...
3: συνεργός (Strong's #4904 — Adjective — Sunergos — soon-er-gos' ) "a felloworker" (sun, "with," ergon, "work"), is translated in Philippians 2:25 "companion in labor," AV (RV, "fellow-worker")
Secchi, Angelo - In astronomy the Sun was the chief object of his study. He laid the foundations of the unique Sun Records, discovered the "flash spectrum," invented new instruments for the study of the fixed stars, and discovered the five Secchi types of stars
Dial - The Sun dial arid the division of the day into 12 hours were Babylonian inventions. As Ahaz copied the altar at Damascus (2 Kings 16:7; 2 Kings 16:10) so he probably copied the Sun dial 700 B. The shadow of a column or obelisk fell on a greater or less number of steps according as the Sun was high or low
Timnath-Serah - It is also written "Timnath-heres"=portion of the Sun
Faculae - ) Groups of small shining spots on the surface of the Sun which are brighter than the other parts of the photosphere
Concord - , "a sounding together" (sun, "with," phone, "a sound;" Eng
Sun - For the idolatrous worship of the Sun, see BAAL
Scornful - Scornful of winter's frost and summer's Sun
en-She'Mesh - (fountain of the Sun ), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Judah, ( Joshua 15:7 ) and the south boundary of Benjamin, (Joshua 18:17 ) perhaps Ain Haud or Ain-Chot --the "well of apostles" --about a mile below Bethany
Mixed - * Note: In Hebrews 4:2 , AV, Sunkerannumi, lit. , "to mix with" (sun, "with," kerannumi, see MINGLE , No
Capricorn - ) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the Sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21
Shrivel - ) To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot Sun; the skin shrivels with age; - often with up
Womb - Psalm 110:3 (a) This is a beautiful emblem of the attractive emergence of the Sun from the dark gray mists of the east
a'Mon, or a'Men - He was worshipped at that city as Amen-Ra, or "Amen the Sun
West - 1: δυσμή (Strong's #1424 — Noun Feminine — dusme — doos-may' ) "the quarter of the Sun-setting" (dusis, "a sinking, setting;" duno, "to sink"), hence, "the west," occurs in Matthew 8:11 ; 24:27 ; Luke 12:54 (some regard this as the Sunset); 13:29; Revelation 21:13
Adore - "If I beheld the Sun when it shineth, or the moon, . ) The earliest idolatry, that of the Sun, moon, and heavenly hosts (Hebrew tsaba ), Sabeanism
Daystar - Which precedes and accompanies the Sun-rising
Basking Shark - One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), so called from its habit of basking in the Sun; the liver shark, or bone shark
Aries - ) The Ram; the first of the twelve signs in the zodiac, which the Sun enters at the vernal equinox, about the 21st of March
Heres - The same name occurs in the margin of Isaiah 19:18 as the name of the 'city of destruction,' or 'city of the Sun' in Egypt
Almanac - ) A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the Sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc
Earthlight - ) The Sunlight reflected from the earth to the moon, by which we see faintly, when the moon is near the Sun (either before or after new moon), that part of the moon's disk unillumined by direct Sunlight, or "the old moon in the arms of the new
Hadad-Rimmon - A place probably named from two Syrian idols, Hadad, the Sun-god, and Rimmon
Mountain Specter - An optical phenomenon sometimes seen on the summit of mountains (as on the Brocken) when the observer is between the Sun and a mass of cloud
Chemarim - The word is supposed to be derived from a root signifying to burn, and may perhaps denote fire-priests, worshippers of the Sun
On - ‘idolatry’; in Jeremiah 43:13 it is called Beth-shemesh , meaning ‘House of the Sun,’ like its Egyp. As the centre of Sun-worship in Egypt, its temple was of the highest importance: it was favoured by the kings and served by the most learned priesthood in the land. Tradition makes Plato and other Greek philosophers study in Heliopolis; later, the foundation of the Alexandrian library, on the one hand, deprived Heliopolis of the glory of learning, and, on the other, the old traditions of royal descent from the Sun-god had little weight with the Ptolemys
Enlighten - ) To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the Sun enlightens the earth
Day Star - (Hebrew: Helel; Latin: Lucifer) The planet Venus, star which precedes or accompanies the rising of the Sun
Parched Ground - sharab, a "mirage", a phenomenon caused by the refraction of the rays of the Sun on the glowing sands of the desert, causing them suddenly to assume the appearance of a beautiful lake
en-Shemesh - (ehn-sshee' mehssh) Place name meaning, “spring of the Sun
Emerge - ) To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the Sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity
Mote - ...
Why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother's eye? Matthew 7 ...
The little motes in the Sun do ever stir, though there is no wind
Circuit - The apparent diurnal revolution of the Sun round the earth (Psalm 19:6 ), and the changes of the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6 )
Planets - These, with the Sun, moon, and 'all the host of heaven,' had been worshipped by the Israelites
Heliograph - ) An instrument for taking photographs of the Sun. ) An apparatus for telegraphing by means of the Sun's rays. ) To photograph by Sunlight
Muscatel - ) Finest raisins, dried on the vine; "sun raisins
Star, Day - (Hebrew: Helel; Latin: Lucifer) The planet Venus, star which precedes or accompanies the rising of the Sun
Pleiades - The Sun enters Taurus about the middle of April; and the appearance of the Pleiades, therefore, marks the return of spring, Job 9:9 ; 38:31 ; Amos 5:8
Withhold - The Sun does not withhold his light
Light - φως , is used in a physical sense, Matthew 17:2 ; Acts 9:3 ; Acts 12:7 ; 2 Corinthians 4:6 ; for a fire giving light, Mark 14:54 ; Luke 22:56 ; for a torch, candle, or lamp, Acts 16:29 ; and for the material light of heaven, as the Sun, moon, or stars, Psalms 136:7 ; James 1:17 . It is applied figuratively to Christ, the true Light, the Sun of Righteousness, who is that in the spiritual, which the material light is in the natural, world; who is the great Author, not only of illumination and knowledge, but of spiritual life, health, and joy to the souls of men. They display, for instance, not the image of the spring, of Aurora, of the dreary night, but the Sun and stars as rising with increased splendour in a new creation, or again involved in chaos and primeval darkness. Does the sacred bard promise to his people a renewal of the divine favour, and a recommencement of universal prosperity? In what magnificent colours does he depict it! Such, indeed, as no translation can illustrate, but such as none can obscure:—...
"The light of the moon shall be as the light of the Sun, And the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold. ...
But even this is not sufficient:—...
"No longer shalt thou have the Sun for thy light by day; Nor by night shall the brightness of the moon enlighten thee: ...
For Jehovah shall be to thee an everlasting light, And thy God shall be thy glory. ...
Thy Sun shall no more decline; Neither shall thy moon wane; ...
For Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light; And the days of thy mourning shall cease. ...
In another place he has admirably diversified the same sentiment:—...
"And the moon shall be confounded, And the Sun shall be ashamed; ...
For Jehovah, God of Hosts, shall reign ...
On Mount Sion, and in Jerusalem: ...
And before his ancients shall he be glorified. ...
And the stars thereof will I make dark: I will involve the Sun in a cloud, ...
Nor shall the moon give out her light
Parbar - side, where "the horses of the Sun" would be kept in full view of the rising Sun, not in the deep valley on the W
Eagle - Emblem of Our Lord, who could gaze undazzled upon the glory of God, the Father, as an eagle at the Sun. Associated in art with ...
Saint Augustine of Hippo as a symbol of inspiration
Saint Cuthbert, who was fed by an eagle
Saint Florian, whose corpse was protected from abuse by an eagle
Saint John of the Cross as a symbol of inspiration
Saint John the Evangelist as a symbol of inspiration and the Holy Ghost
Saint Juan Diego, whose birth name means "the eagle who speaks"
Saint Medard, who was sheltered from the weather by a hovering eagle
Saint Ruggero of Canne, who was sheltered in his travels by an eagle
Saint Servatus, who was sheltered from the Sun by an eagle while he travelled as a pilgrim
Saint Wencelaus
It was used by early Christians as the sign of Baptism
On - On (ŏn), Sun, light. A noted city of Lower Egypt, Genesis 41:45; Genesis 41:50; called Beth-shemesh, or "house of the Sun," Jeremiah 43:13, and known to the Greeks as Heliopolis, or "city of the Sun. The site of this once famous city is now marked with a few ruins of massive walls, fragments of sphinxes, a noted obelisk of red granite of Syene (one of the two which stood before the temple of the Sun), An Obelisk from On is now in Rome, another on the Thames in London, one in Constantinople, and one in Central Park, N
Misrephoth Maim - waters for smelting work or glass manufacture; or salt water exposed to the burning Sun to obtain salt by evaporation
Celestial Bodies - Paul contrasted celestial bodies (sun, moon, and stars) with terrestrial bodies in explaining the difference between the present human body (physical) and the resurrection body (spiritual body, 1 Corinthians 15:35-50 )
Evection - (1):...
An inequality of the moon's motion is its orbit to the attraction of the Sun, by which the equation of the center is diminished at the syzygies, and increased at the quadratures by about 1� 20'
Planet - ) A celestial body which revolves about the Sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity
Elongation - ) The angular distance of a planet from the Sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury
Scorpio - ) The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the Sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [1] in almanacs
Banners - On festal occasions banners are often carried in choirprocessionals "to signify yet more clearly the progress and futuretriumph of the Church, according to that description of herin the Song of Solomon: 'Who is she that looketh forth as themorning, fair as the moon, clear as the Sun, and terrible as anarmy with banners?'"...
Up - * Notes: (1) In Matthew 13:6 ; Mark 4:6 , AV, anatello, "to rise" (of the Sun), is rendered "was up
Elongate - , to recede apparently from the Sun, as a planet in its orbit
Drier - ) One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the Sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth
Hay - ...
Make hay while the Sun shines
Corona - ) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the Sun or moon. ) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the Sun, and which is seen only when the Sun is totally eclipsed by the moon
Chemosh - For this reason, many believe Chemosh to be the Sun, whose precipitate course might well procure it the name of swift. Some identify Chemosh with Ammon; and Macrobius shows that Ammon was the Sun, whose rays were denoted by his horns. Calmet is of opinion that the god Hamanus and Apollo Chomeus, mentioned by Strabo and Ammianus Marcellinus, was Chamos, or the Sun
Limb - This is the proper signification of the word but in this sense it is limited chiefly to technical use, and applied to the Sun, moon, or a star, to a leaf, to a quadrant, &c. We say, the Sun or moon is eclipsed on its northern limb
Eclipse - An eclipse of the Sun is caused by the intervention of the moon, at new, or in conjunction with the Sun, intercepting his light from the earth, either totally or partially. An eclipse of the moon is caused by the intervention of the earth, intercepting the Sun's light from the moon, when full, or in opposition to the Sun, either totally or partially. The reason why the Sun is not eclipsed every new moon, nor the moon at every full, is owing to the inclination of the moon's orbit to the plane of the ecliptic, or earth's orbit, is an angle of about five degrees and a half: in consequence of which, the moon is generally too much elevated above the plane of the ecliptic, or too much depressed below it, for her disk to touch the earth's shadow at full, or for her shadow, or her penumbra, to touch the earth's disk at new. And because the limits of solar eclipses are wider than those of lunar, in general there will be more eclipses of the Sun than of the moon. In any year, the number of eclipses of both luminaries cannot be less than two, and these will both be of the Sun, nor more than seven: the usual number is four; and it is very rare to have more than six. For an eclipse of the moon is visible to the inhabitants of half the globe at the same instant; whereas, an eclipse of the Sun is visible only within that part of the earth's surface, traversed by the moon's total shadow, and by her penumbra, or partial shadow. In the two former cases, the Sun will be eclipsed in the places covered by the shadow totally, or by the penumbra partially: in the last it may be annular, but not total. Without the reach of the shadow, and within the limits of the penumbra, which cannot cover more than four thousand five hundred and fifty-two miles of the earth's surface, there will be a partial eclipse of the Sun, and without these limits no eclipse at all. Hence lunar eclipses are more frequently noticed by historians than solar; and Diogenes Laertius may be credited when he relates, that, during the period in which the Egyptians had observed eight hundred and thirty-two eclipses of the moon, they had only observed three hundred and seventy-three of the Sun. This remarkable phenomenon is caused by the Sun's lateral rays in their passage through the dense atmosphere of the earth, being inflected into the shadow by refraction, and falling pretty copiously upon the moon's disk, are reflected from thence to the eye of the spectator. A total eclipse of the moon may occasion a privation of her light for an hour and a half, during her total immersion in the shadow; whereas, a total eclipse of the Sun can never last in any particular place above four minutes, when the moon is nearest to the earth, and her shadow thickest. Hence it appears, that the darkness which "overspread the whole land of Judea," at the time of our Lord's crucifixion, was preternatural, "from the sixth until the ninth hour," or from noon till three in the afternoon, in its duration, and also in its time, about full moon, when the moon could not possibly eclipse the Sun
Mithredath - ("given by Mithra") (the Iranian god associated with the Sun)
Adobe - ) An unburnt brick dried in the Sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico
Dog Days - A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; - so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the Dog Star (Sirius) with the Sun
Digression - ) The elongation, or angular distance from the Sun; - said chiefly of the inferior planets
Common Grace - God still allows the Sun to shine upon the unsaved
Turnsole - ) The Sunflower. ) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; - so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the Sun
Baal - (Hebrew: lord, owner; plural: Baale or Baalim) The chief divinity, the Sun god, of the Chanaanites and the Arameans; also the name of the principal deity worshiped by certain nations or communities
Baale - (Hebrew: lord, owner; plural: Baale or Baalim) The chief divinity, the Sun god, of the Chanaanites and the Arameans; also the name of the principal deity worshiped by certain nations or communities
Baalim - (Hebrew: lord, owner; plural: Baale or Baalim) The chief divinity, the Sun god, of the Chanaanites and the Arameans; also the name of the principal deity worshiped by certain nations or communities
Baaloth - (Hebrew: lord, owner; plural: Baale or Baalim) The chief divinity, the Sun god, of the Chanaanites and the Arameans; also the name of the principal deity worshiped by certain nations or communities
East - 1: ἀνατολή (Strong's #395 — Noun Feminine — anatole — an-at-ol-ay' ) primarily "a rising," as of the Sun and stars, corresponds to anatello, "to make to rise," or, intransitively, "to arise," which is also used of the Sunlight, as well as of other objects in nature. Elsewhere it denotes the "east," as the quarter of the Sun's rising, Matthew 2:1,2,9 ; 8:11 ; 24:27 ; Luke 13:29 ; Revelation 7:2 ; 16:12 ; 21:13 . The "east" in general stands for that side of things upon which the rising of the Sun gives light
Bethshemesh - Supposed from its signification, 'house of the Sun,' to be the same as On, or Heliopolis, associated with Sun-worship
Timnath Heres - ("portion of the Sun". ) Joshua's city and burial place, previously Timnath Serah, "portion of abundance" (Judges 2:9), the consonants being transposed subsequently, to refer to Joshua's miracle when the Sun stood (Joshua 19:50)
Opposition - ) The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the Sun 180¡; - signified by the symbol /; as, / / /, opposition of Jupiter to the Sun
Venus - ) One of the planets, the second in order from the Sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the Sun of about 67,000,000 miles
Befall - , "to walk, or go together" (sun, "with," baino, "to go"), is used of things which happen at the same time; hence, "to come to pass, befall," Acts 20:19 . ...
3: συναντάω (Strong's #4876 — Verb — Sunantao — soon-an-tah'-o ) "to meet with" (sun, "with," antao, "to meet"), is used much in the same way as sumbaino, of events which come to pass; "befall," Acts 20:22
Emission - ) The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the Sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the emission of bank notes
Moloch - (Hebrew: molech, king) ...
A divinity worshiped by the idolatrous Israelites, his cult being supposed to have been introduced into Israel by Solomon (3Kings 11); a form of Baal, representing the Sun-god in his destructive aspect
Nitre - , "soda"), properly "natron," a substance so called because, rising from the bottom of the Lake Natron in Egypt, it becomes dry and hard in the Sun, and is the soda which effervesces when vinegar is poured on it
Encounter - , "to throw together" (sun, "with," ballo, "to throw"), is used of "encountering" in war, Luke 14:31 , RV, "to encounter
Divine Service - The central point of all Divine Worship,towards which all other services gravitate, and around which theyrevolve, like planets around the Sun, is the great sacrificial actof the Church, the offering of the Blessed Sacrament of the Lord'sBody and Blood
Potipherah - (poh tih fuhr' uh) A priest in the Egyptian city of On (Heliopolis) where the Sun god, Re, was worshiped
Eocentrical - ) Having reference to the earth as center; in relation to or seen from the earth, - usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the Sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet
Emit - ) To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the Sun emits light
ir-ha-Heres - a rare word for ‘sun’ ( Job 9:7 ), the ‘city of cheres ,’ or ‘the Sun,’ being a designation which might have been given in Heb. of the modern Cairo, in ancient times the chief centre of the Sun-worship in Egypt, and full of obelisks dedicated to the Sun-god Ra (‘Cleopatra’s needle,’ now on the Thames Embankment, was originally one of these obelisks, erected by Thothmes iii. in front of the temple of the Sun-god at On); and the meaning of the passage being that the place which has hitherto been a ‘city of the Sun’ will in the future be called the ‘city of destroying,’ i. a city devoted to destroying the temples and emblems of the Sun (cf. (2) Dillmann, while accepting the prophecy as a whole as Isaiah’s, threw out the suggestion that Isaiah 19:18 b was added after the temple of Onias was built, cheres , ‘sun’ (so Symm. 290, when there were undoubtedly many Jewish settlements in Egypt: the original reading, these scholars suppose with Dillmann, was ‘city of the Sun,’ the meaning being that one of these colonies, preserving loyally the faith of their fathers, should flourish even in Heliopolis, the city of the Sun-god; the reading was altered afterwards, when the Jews of Palestine began to show hostility towards the Egyptian temple, by the Jews of Egypt into ‘city of righteousness’ (LXX Baily's Beads - A row of bright spots observed in connection with total eclipses of the Sun. Just before and after a total eclipse, the slender, unobscured crescent of the Sun's disk appears momentarily like a row of bright spots resembling a string of beads
Flamsteed, John - Author of the famous Historia Crelestis Brittanica, drew up the catalog of fixed stars designated by his name, first demonstrated the construction and use of the quadrant, initiated a method of determining the position of the equinox, and made important researches on Sun spots whence he drew up a theory of the Sun's constitution; he was first astronomer royal of England
Hadad-Rimmon - A city in the valley of Megiddo, or plain of Jezreel or Esdraelon; named from Hadad the Syrian Sun god and Rimmon, another Syrian idol
Mazzaroth - Job 38:32, "canst thou bring forth the signs of the zodiac at their respective seasons?" Mazzaloth in 2 Kings 23:5 margin, the 12 lodgings or stopping places (from Arabic menzil , "an inn"), in which the Sun successively stays or appears to stay in the sky
Apparent - ) Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the Sun
Baal - An idol among the ancient Chaldeans and Syrians, representing the Sun
Star, the Morning - ' The Lord Jesus is the bright and morning star, and He makes Himself known to the saints in that heavenly character, and Peter speaks of its rising in their hearts, though they wait for His appearing, to usher in full blessing on earth, when He will shine forth as the Sun OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Comet - ) A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the Sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion
Winter - ) The season of the year in which the Sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year
Ripen - ) To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the Sun
Taurus - ) The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the Sun enters about the 20th of April; - marked thus [1] in almanacs
Hivites - Bryant supposes the Hivites to be the same as the Ophites, or ancient worshippers of the Sun under the figure of a serpent; which was, in all probability, the deity worshipped at Baal-Hermon
Dayspring, - It is elsewhere translated 'east' because it is in the east that the Sun rises
Day Star, - But, in contrast to judgement, the dawn and the day star are a better hope, not seen by those who appear only when the Sun is risen, but for saints who look for Christ before He appears
Bar-Jesus - A Jewish magician in Crete, who opposed Paul and Barnabas, endeavoring to prevent Sergius Paulus from embracing Christianity, and was struck blind, "not seeing the Sun for a season
Rameses - Derived from Ra-mes , "child of Ra" the Sun god. ...
The name Rama would fitly apply to Goshen which was especially associated with Sun worship. Aahmes I built cities in the Delta, especially on the eastern quarter from whence the invading shepherds had come, and was likely as restorer of the Sun (Ra ) worship to have given the name Rama to the treasure city which Israel fortified there, as he gave it also to his son
East - ) The point in the heavens where the Sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west. ) Toward the rising Sun; or toward the point where the Sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east
Moon - ...
The Israelites were warned against worshipping the moon as well as the Sun and stars. ...
There will be SIGNS IN THE MOON as well as in the Sun when the time of God's dire judgement has arrived. As a symbol the moon is used in prophecy to signify derivative authority, the Sun being the supreme source of heavenly rule
Moon - yareah, from its paleness (Ezra 6:15 ), and lebanah, the "white" (Song of Solomon 6:10 ; Isaiah 24:23 ), was appointed by the Creator to be with the Sun "for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" (Genesis 1:14-16 ). It is frequently referred to along with the Sun (Joshua 10:12 ; Psalm 72:5,7,17 ; 89:36,37 ; Ecclesiastes 12:2 ; Isaiah 24:23 , etc
Evening - The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night properly the decline or fall of the day, or of the Sun. " In strictness, evening commences at the setting of the Sun, and continues during twilight, and night commences with total darkness
Orient - ) The part of the horizon where the Sun first appears in the morning; the east. ) Rising, as the Sun
Radiant - ) Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant Sun. ) Giving off rays; - said of a bearing; as, the Sun radiant; a crown radiant
Tan - ) A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the Sun; as, hands covered with tan. ) To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the Sun; as, to tan the skin
Light, Light of the World - The moon provides light for the earth just as the Sun does. Yet, the actual source of light for both the Sun and the moon is the Sun. The moon only reflects the light of the Sun
Consent - ...
A — 4: συγκατατίθημι (Strong's #4784 — Verb — Sunkatatithemi — soong-kat-at-ith'-em-ahee ) lit. , "to put or lay down together with" (sun, "with," kata, "down," tithemi, "to put"), was used of depositing one's vote in an urn; hence, "to vote for, agree with, consent to. , "to speak with" (sun, "with," phemi, "to speak"), hence, "to express agreement with," is used of "consenting" to the Law, agreeing that it is good, Romans 7:16 . ...
A — 6: συνευδοκέω (Strong's #4909 — Verb — Suneudokeo — soon-yoo-dok-eh'-o ) lit. , "to think well with" (sun, "with," eu, "well," dokeo, "to think"), to take pleasure with others in anything, to approve of, to assent, is used in Luke 11:48 , of "consenting" to the evil deeds of predecessors (AV, "allow"); in Romans 1:32 , of "consenting" in doing evil; in Acts 8:1 ; 22:20 , of "consenting" to the death of another. , "from (or by) agreement" (sun, "with," phone, "a sound"), i
Shadrach - (sshad' rak) Babylonian name meaning, “circuit of the Sun
Cosmical - ) Rising or setting with the Sun; - the opposite of acronycal
Mithredath - = ‘given by Mithra, or the Sun’)
Heliotrope - ) An instrument or machine for showing when the Sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial line. ) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the Sun's rays thrown from a mirror
Etiolate - ) To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the Sun's rays. ) To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the Sun, as, plants
Aijalon - a city of the Canaanites; the valley adjoining to which is memorable in sacred history from the miracle of Joshua, in arresting the course of the Sun and moon, that the Israelites might have sufficient light to pursue their enemies, Joshua 10:12-13
Variableness, Variation - , "parallax," the difference between the directions of a body as seen from two different points), "a transmission" from one condition to another; it occurs in James 1:17 , RV, "variation" (AV, "variableness"); the reference may be to the Sun, which "varies" its position in the sky
Tammuz - The fabled death and restoration of Adonis, supposed to symbolize the departure and return of the Sun, were celebrated at the summer solstice first with lamentation, and then with rejoicing and obscene revels
Shadow - ...
The long shadows cast by the declining Sun are alluded to in Job 7:2 Jeremiah 6:4
Irha-Heres - read 'Irhahares ; Rendered "city of the Sun", Isaiah 19:18 , where alone the word occurs
Grass - " That which grows upon the flattened terraces of eastern house-tops is very soon withered by the scorching rays of the Sun
Adrammelech - , Sun-god, who was regarded as a destroying being (Fürst)
Potiphar - (paht' ih fahr) Personal name meaning, “belonging to the Sun
Brickkiln - Some Bible students believe that Sun-dried bricks were used in Palestine; they would translate the word as “brick-mold” (see Nahum 3:14 NRSV, NAS, TEV)
Ellasar - ’ Larsa, modern Senkereh in Lower Babylonia on the east bank of the Euphrates, was celebrated for its temple and worship of the Sun-god Shamash
Iye-Abarim - The station mentioned in Numbers 21:11 ; Numbers 33:44 (in Numbers 33:45 Iyim alone) and described ( Numbers 21:11 ) as ‘in the wilderness which is before Moab toward the Sun-rising,’ and more briefly ( Numbers 33:44 ) as ‘in the border of Moab
Poplar, - The poplar affords a grateful shade from the heat of the Sun and was therefore one of the trees chosen under which the Israelites burnt incense
Equator - ) The great circle of the celestial sphere, coincident with the plane of the earth's equator; - so called because when the Sun is in it, the days and nights are of equal length; hence called also the equinoctial, and on maps, globes, etc
Aureole - (Latin: aurum, gold) ...
Oval or elliptical rays of light such as are at times visible about Sun or moon, adopted early in the Middle Ages as symbol of the heavenly honor of the saints, and varying in significance under the forms of halo, glory, nimbus
Scheiner, Christopher - While engaged in research at Ingolstadt he discovered the existence of Sun-spots
Month - Month originally signified the time of one revolution of the moon, a lunation, or the period from one change or conjunction of the moon with the Sun to another, a period of 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 5 seconds. But we also apply the term to the space of time in which the Sun passes through one sign, or a twelfth part of the zodiac
Esarhaddon - who reigned from the rising of the Sun to the setting of the Sun
Confer, Conference - ...
2: συλλαλέω (Strong's #4814 — Verb — sullaleo — sool-lal-eh'-o ) "to speak together with" (sun, "with," laleo, "to speak"), is translated "conferred" in Acts 25:12 ; elsewhere of talking with, Matthew 17:3 ; Mark 9:4 ; Luke 4:36 ; 9:30 ; "communed" in Luke 22:4 . , "to throw together" (sun, "with," ballo, "to throw"), is used of "conversation, to discourse or consult together, confer," Acts 4:15
Bethshemesh - ("house of the Sun". Harcheres, "mount of the Sun. The statue in honor of the Sun rose to 60 cubits, the base was 10, above there was a miter a thousand pounds weight. These many towns of this name show how widespread the worship of the Sun had been
On - It was called Heliopolis by the Greeks, and Bethshemeth by the Hebrews, Jeremiah 43:13 ; both of which names, as well as its Egyptian one of On, imply the city or house of the Sun. A village standing on part of its site, at the present day, is called Matarea; while the spring of excellent water, or fountain of the Sun, which is supposed to have given rise to the city, is still called Ain Shems, or fountain of the Sun, by the Arabs. ...
The city On, according to Josephus, was given to the Israelites to dwell in, when they first went into Egypt; and it was a daughter of a priest of the temple of the Sun at this place, who was given in marriage to Joseph by Pharaoh
Dawn - The first appearance of light in the morning as the Sun rises
Bricks - They were usually dried in the Sun, though also sometimes in kilns (2 Samuel 12:31 ; Jeremiah 43:9 ; Nahum 3:14 )
Evening - The period following Sunset with which the Jewish day began (Genesis 1:5 ; Mark 13:35 ). The "first evening" was that period when the Sun was verging towards setting, and the "second evening" the moment of actual Sunset
Dayspring - anatello, "to cause to rise"), is used of the rising of the Sun and stars; it chiefly means the east, as in Matthew 2:1 , etc
Lucifer - (Latin: light-bearer; the morning star, the Sun) ...
Although it sometimes refers to a King of Babylon (in Isaiah 14), the Fathers apply it in a spiritual sense to the leader of the fallen angels, or Satan
Sundial - A device, generally a flat disk with numbers around its edge, used to measure time by the position of a shadow cast by the Sun
Diverge - ) To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); - opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the Sun
Idolatry - made by hands and the worship of the heavenly bodies,the Sun, moon and stars, or of demons, angels, men and animals
Warmth - ) The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat; as, the warmth of the Sun; the warmth of the blood; vital warmth
Mars - ) One of the planets of the solar system, the fourth in order from the Sun, or the next beyond the earth, having a diameter of about 4,200 miles, a period of 687 days, and a mean distance of 141,000,000 miles
Moon - Sun and moon occur side by side in passages of Scripture, and to the moon as well as to the Sun is ascribed a fertilizing power over and above the gift of light which comes from them to the earth. Just as we have in Deuteronomy 33:14 ‘the precious things of the fruits of the Sun,’ so we have there ‘the precious things of the growth of the moons. The moon took its part with the Sun in one of Joseph’s dreams when it ‘made obeisance’ to him ( Genesis 37:9 ); and it stood still, ‘in the valley of Aijalon,’ at the command of Joshua, at the battle of Gibeon ( Joshua 10:12-13 ; cf. We are told of the redeemed Zion that the light of the moon is to be as the light of the Sun ( Isaiah 30:26 ), and that there is to be no need of the moon, because the glory of God is to be the light of His people ( Isaiah 60:19 ; cf
Conjunction - ) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the Sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn
Rotation - ) The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the Sun is a revolution
East Country - A designation for territories lying in the direction of the rising Sun
Indians, Sechelt - They subsisted on salmon, venison, and berries, lived in communal structures of cedar, and were Sun-worshipers
Indians, Siciatl - They subsisted on salmon, venison, and berries, lived in communal structures of cedar, and were Sun-worshipers
Judah Upon Jordan - It has been suggested that, following the Masoretic punctuation, the expression should read thus, "and Judah; the Jordan was toward the Sun-rising
Enshemesh - ("fount of the Sun". The Sun's rays are on it all day
Spiritual Warmth: How to Maintain it - Get into the Sun; under his blessed beams there are warmth and comfort
Pride: in Dictating to God - The petty sovereign of an insignificant tribe in North America every morning stalks out of his hovel, bids the Sun good-morrow, and points out to him with his finger the course he is to take for the day
Barbecue - ) A floor, on which coffee beans are Sun-dried
Aurora - ) The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the Sun rises
Serapis - (sseh ray' pihss) Also known as Sarapis, this Egyptian-Greek Sun deity was worshiped first at Memphis along with the bull-god, Apis
Plum - ) A grape dried in the Sun; a raisin
Aven - On, or Heliopolis, 'House of the Sun,' in northern Egypt, a seat of idolatry: its young men should fall by the sword
Star - Under the name of stars, the ancient Hebrews comprehended all the heavenly bodies, constellations, and planets; in a word, all the luminaries, the Sun and moon excepted
Siciatl Indians - They subsisted on salmon, venison, and berries, lived in communal structures of cedar, and were Sun-worshipers
Sechelt Indians - They subsisted on salmon, venison, and berries, lived in communal structures of cedar, and were Sun-worshipers
Very - As an adverb, or modifier of adjectives and adverbs, very denotes in a great degree, an eminent or high degree, but not generally the highest as a very great mountain a very bright Sun a very cold day a very pernicious war a very benevolent disposition the river flows very rapidly
Beth-She'Mesh - (house of the Sun )
Sepharvaim - consecrated to Samas "the Sun god"; the other, Sipar-sa-Αnunit , consecrated to "the goddess Anunit". The Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "male and female powers of the Sun"; on the monuments Sepharvaim is called "Sepharvaim of the Sun
Darkness - Origen says it was caused by a thick mist, which precluded the sight of the Sun. That it was preternatural is certain, for, the moon being at full, a natural eclipse of the Sun was impossible. The expressions, "I will cover the heavens with darkness;" "The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood," &c, signify very great political calamities, involving the overthrow of kings, princes, and nobles, represented by the luminaries of heaven
Christmas - In Rome, the Feast of the Unconquerable Sun celebrated the beginning of the return of the Sun. Thus, the festival of the Sun became a festival of the Son, the Light of the world
Dial - The generality of expositors think that it was a staircase so disposed, that the Sun showed the hours upon it by the shadow. It would seem, indeed, that the most ancient Sun dial known is in the form of a half circle, hollowed into the stone, and the stone cut down to an angle
Julian Calendar - An attempt made by Julius Caesar to adapt the calendar year to the time actually required for the earth to make one complete revolution around the Sun
Calendar, Julian - An attempt made by Julius Caesar to adapt the calendar year to the time actually required for the earth to make one complete revolution around the Sun
Quicken - ...
3: συζωοποιέω (Strong's #4806 — Verb — suzoopoieo | Sunzoopoieo — sood-zo-op-oy-eh'-o ) "to quicken together with, make alive with" (sun, "with" and No
Tammuz - A corruption of Dumuzi, the Accadian Sun-god (the Adonis of the Greeks), the husband of the goddess Ishtar
Noon - The middle of the day the time when the Sun is in the meridian twelve o'clock
Obstruct - ) To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light of the Sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation
Adrammelech - " Rawlinson supposes the Sun and his wife Anunit—perhaps the moon-to be referred to
Dungal - He addressed a letter to Charlemagne explaining an eclipse of the Sun in which he displays a knowledge of astronomy far beyond his time
Potiphar - , to the Sun-god, the Egyptian to whom the Ishmaelites sold Joseph (Genesis 39:1 )
Baal Gad - Baalbek ("the city of the Sun") is situated too far N
Anomaly - ) The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the Sun
Transfiguration - And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the Sun, and his clothes became dazzling white
North - One of the cardinal points, being that point of the horizon which is directly opposite to the Sun in the meridian, on the left hand when we stand with the face to the east or it is that point of intersection of the horizon and meridian which is nearest our pole
Periodical - ) Performed in a period, or regular revolution; proceeding in a series of successive circuits; as, the periodical motion of the planets round the Sun
Bake - To be baked to dry and harden in heat as, the bread bakes, the ground bakes in a hot Sun
Bright - Shining lucid luminous splendid as a bright Sun or star a bright metal
Black - Under the figure of a bride the remnant of Israel says, I am 'black,' describing herself as having become dark or swarthy by the rays of the Sun; the scorching effect of affliction, Song of Solomon 1:5,6 : 'burning instead of beauty
Setting - ) The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the Sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current
Herschel, Sir John Frederick William - , discovered that a star of the first magnitude Isaiah 100 times as bright as a sixth magnitude star, invented a reflector for telescopic observations, was the author of theory of meteoric origin of Sun spots, initiated the use of the terms positive and negative in photographic representations, did research on the stellar distribution in heavens and drew up his famous catalog of southern stars
Golden - Bright shining splendid as the golden Sun
Radius Vector - ) An ideal straight line joining the center of an attracting body with that of a body describing an orbit around it, as a line joining the Sun and a planet or comet, or a planet and its satellite
Hadad - Hadad (hâ'dăd), clamor, a Syrian deity, the Sun
Chameleon - The skin is cold to the touch, and contains small grains or eminences, of a bluish gray color, in the shade, but in the light of the Sun, all parts of the body become of a grayish brown, or tawny color
Scorch - Scorched with the burning Sun or burning sands of Africa
Wither - To cause to fade and become dry as, the Sun withereth the grass
Pot'Iphar, - an Egyptian name, also written Potipherah, signifies belonging to the Sun
East - Several words are used to express the East, which imply 'going forth,' 'rising,' 'that which is before,' having reference to the Sun and its rising
Countrymen - , "a fellow-tribesman" (sun, "with," phule, "a tribe, race, nation, people"), hence, one who is of the same people, a fellow-countryman, is found in 1 Thessalonians 2:14
Throng - ...
2: συνθλίβω (Strong's #4918 — Verb — Suntlibo — soon-thlee'-bo ) "to press to together," on all sides (sun, "together," and No. ...
Note: For Sunecho, "to hold together, press together," Luke 8:45 (AV, "throng"), see PRESS
Baal Gad - Baalbek ("the city of the Sun") is situated too far N
Malachias - The first part reprimands the priests for neglect of Divine worship and foretells a new "clean oblation which shall be offered from the rising of the Sun even unto the going down" (1). The question of the people: "Where is the God of judgment?" (2) is answered in the second part by the promise of the Messia! the "Sun of justice" (4)
Sincerity - ) signifies properly a judgment made of things by the light and splendour of the Sun: as, in traffic, men hold up goods they are buying, to the light of the Sun, to see if they can discover any defect in them
Brick - is a building material of clay, molded into rectangular shaped blocks while moist and hardened by the Sun or fire, used to construct walls or pavement. After molding the bricks of approximately 2 by 4 by 8 inches, they were dried in the Sun or in kilns, (ovens) for fire-hardened bricks
Hardeneth - We should note, however, that wax in the Sun gets soft and clay in the Sun gets hard
Moon - It is promised in Psalms 121:6 , "The Sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. " The effect of a coup de soleil, or stroke of the Sun, is well known; and in some climates the beams of the moon are reputed hurtful
Moon - In Revelation 12:1 , "the moon under her feet" is suggestive of derived authority, just as her being clothed with the Sun is suggestive of supreme authority; everything in the symbolism of the passage centers in Israel. In Revelation 6:12 the similar symbolism of the Sun and "moon" is suggestive of the supreme authority over the world, and of derived authority, at the time of the execution of Divine judgments upon nations at the close of the present age
Dry - To deprive of moisture by evaporation or exhalation as, the Sun dries a cloth wind dries the earth. To deprive of moisture by exposure to the Sun or open air. We dry cloth in the Sun
Locust - Locusts occur in great numbers, and sometimes obscure the Sun. The flight of locusts is thus described: "It is difficult to express the effect produced on us by the sight of the whole atmosphere filled on all sides and to a great height by an innumerable quantity of these insects, whose flight was slow and uniform, and whose noise resembled that of rain; the sky was darkened, and the light of the Sun considerably weakened. Herodotus speaks of a Libyan nation who dried their locusts in the Sun and ate them with milk
Darkness - Macknight, in his Harmony of the Gospels, was peculiarly proper, whilst the Sun of Righteousness was withdrawing his beams from the land of Israel, and from the world; not only because it was a miraculous testimony borne by God himself to his innocence, but also because it was a fit emblem of his departure and its effects, at least till his light shone out anew with additional splendour in the ministry of his apostles. The darkness which now covered Judea, and the neighbouring countries, beginning about noon, and continuing till Jesus expired, was not the effect of an ordinary eclipse of the Sun, for that can never happen but at the new moon, whereas now it was full moon; not to mention that the total darkness occasioned by eclipses of the Sun never continues above twelve or fifteen minutes; wherefore it must have been produced by the divine power, in a manner we are not able to explain. ) after relating that there was darkness over all the earth, adds, "and the Sun was darkened;" which perhaps may imply that the darkness of the Sun did not occasion, but proceeded from the darkness that was over all the land
Morning - ) where, speaking of Christ, he saith, "And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the Sun ariseth, even a morning without clouds. So that when, in the eternal council of peace, he arose, to enlighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of his people Israel, he arose, as this Scripture represents him, as "the tight of the morning, when the Sun ariseth, even a morning without clouds. " For in himself he is a Sun without a spot, a light in which there is no shade, a perfection of glory and beauty without alloy. So that from the first dawn of grace in their hearts until that grace is consummated in glory, the Lord Jesus is a Sun that no more goeth down, a morning without a cloud; for he not only giveth light, but is himself their light, and their God, their glory. Surely no figure comes up to our Lord Jesus with an exactness more full and complete than the beautiful one the Holy Ghost hath given by his servant David, "he shall be as the light of the morning when the Sun riseth, eveen a morning without clouds!"...
Think of Jesus under this sweet figure, I beseech you, reader; yea, never lose sight of him if possible
Necessity - Physical necessity is but the constant behavior of the things of nature; thus, the Sun must rise
Engrafted - Matthew 13:21 ; 15:13 ; 1 Corinthians 3:6 , and the kindred word sumphutos, Romans 6:5 , "planted together" (sun, "with")
Rainbow - Caused by the reflection and refraction of the rays of the Sun shining on falling rain
Meni - Knobel identifies Gad with the Sun, Meni with the moon, men, mene in Greek; "the queen of heaven" (Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:17-18)
Arc - ) The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the Sun or other celestial body
Adrammelech - The male power of the Sun; as ANAMMELECH is the female, sister deity
Heliography - ) The description of the Sun
Samson - ) His name is derived from Shemesh, Sun
Moon - It has no light of its own, but reflects beautifully the light of the Sun
Dissipate - ) To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the Sun; the heat of a body dissipates
Enlighten - To make light to shed light on to supply with light to illuminate as, the Sun enlightens the earth
Pleiades - The Pleiades are "bound" together with such amazing attractive energy that they draw our whole planetary system and Sun round them at the rate of 422,000 miles a day in the orbit which will take thousands of years before completion
Revolve - ) To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the Sun
Compacted - 1: συνίστημι (Strong's #4921 — Verb — Sunistemi — soon-is-tah'-o, soon-is-tah'-an'-o, soon-is-tah'-ay-mee ) and transitively Sunistao, "to stand together" (sun, "with," histemi, "to stand"), is rendered "compacted," in 2 Peter 3:5 , of the earth as formerly arranged by God in relation to the waters
Clay - This may help to explain Job 38:14 , in which the earth is represented as assuming form and imagery from the brightness of the rising Sun, as rude clay receives a figure from the impression of a seal or signet
Mazzaroth - Our translators properly suppose this word to denote the twelve signs of the zodiac, a broad circle in the heavens, comprehending all such stars as lie in the path of the Sun and moon
Pithom - It was capital of the 8th nome of Lower Egypt, and in it was worshipped a form of the Sun-god under the name of Etôm
Vanish - Light vanishes, when the rays of the illuminating body are intercepted darkness vanishes before the rising Sun
Consist - ...
2: συνίστημι (Strong's #4921 — Verb — Sunistemi — soon-is-tah'-o, soon-is-tah'-an'-o, soon-is-tah'-ay-mee ) Sun, "with," histemi, "to stand," denotes, in its intransitive sense, "to stand with or fall together, to be constituted, to be compact;" it is said of the universe as upheld by the Lord, Colossians 1:17 , lit. , "consist" (the Latin consisto, "to stand together," is the exact equivalent of Sunistemi)
Sun - As the Sun is chief in nature, so CHRIST is chief in all humanity and in all human affairs. ...
Psalm 84:11 (a) This is typical of GOD as the One who gives light and life, warmth and strength to His people, even as the Sun gives to vegetation
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2: συστέλλω (Strong's #4958 — Verb — sustello — soos-tel'-lo ) denotes (a) "to draw together" (sun, "together," stello, "to bring, gather"), "to contract, shorten," 1 Corinthians 7:29 , RV, "(the time) is shortened" (AV, ". " ...
3: συντηρέω (Strong's #4933 — Verb — Suntemno — soon-tay-reh'-o ) primarily, "to cut in pieces" (sun, "together," temno, "to cut"), then, "to cut down, cut short," is used metaphorically in Romans 9:28 (twice in some texts), "the Lord will execute His word (logos, not "work," as AV) upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short," i
Hedge - , maliciously pulling down his neighbour's hedge wall he brings on himself his own punishment; Deuteronomy 19:14; Amos 5:19), and of locusts in cold weather (Nahum 3:17), "which camp in the hedges in the cold day (the cold taking away their power of flight), but when the Sun ariseth . ...
Maundrell describes the walls round the gardens of Damascus, they are built of great pieces of earth hardened in the Sun, placed on one another in two rows, making a cheap, expeditious, and in that dry country a durable wall
Amon - It has been suggested that his name is that of the Egyptian Sun-god (see next art. An Egyptian divinity, who, primarily worshipped as the god of fertility, and later as Amen-ra-setn-nteru (‘Amon, the Sun-god, the king of the gods’), was the local deity of Thebes
Obscure - The shadow of the earth obscures the moon, and the body of the moon obscures the Sun, in an eclipse. To hide from the view as, clouds obscure the Sun
Seleucians - He also maintained that the world was not made by God, but was co-eternal with him; and that the soul was only an animated fire created by the angels; that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father in a human body, but that he lodged his body in the Sun, according to Psalms 19:4 ; and that the pleasures of beatitude consisted in corporeal delight
Year - Among the ancient Egyptians the year consisted of twelve months of thirty days each, with five days added to make it a complete revolution of the earth round the Sun
Consistency - Milton excuses Oliver Cromwell's want of bookish application in his youth thus:–'It did not become that hand to wax soft in literary ease which was to be inured to the use of arms and hardened with asperity; that right arm to be softly wrapped up among the birds of Athens, by which thunderbolts were soon afterwards to be hurled among the eagles which emulate the Sun
Arise - ) To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the Sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning
Hercules - As a personification of the Sun he afforded an example of the nature-worship so common among the Phœn
Amon (1) - the Sun), represented as a man wearing a cap with two plumes, both male and female; accompanied with sacred trees, like the "groves" connected with Baal's worship
Aloes - The juice is collected from the leaves, which are cut and put in a tub, and when a large quantity is procured, it is boiled to a suitable consistence or it is exposed to the Sun, till all the fluid part is exhaled
Ondola - A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the Sun or rain
Umbrella - ) A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the Sun, or from rain or snow
Adrammelech (1) - The Rabbins say, that Adrammelech was represented under the form of a mule; but there is much more reason to believe that Adrammelech meant the Sun, and Anammelech the moon; the first signifying the magnificent king, the second the gentle king, —many eastern nations adoring the moon as a god, not as a goddess
Beth-Shemesh - Beth-shemesh (bĕth-shç'mesh, or bĕth'shç-mĕsh), house of the Sun
Seleucians - They interpreted Psalms 18:6 as meaning that Christ left His body in the Sun
Regiomontanus - In Venice he discovered part of the Greek Arithmetic of Diophantus, continued his observations, refuted the attempted quadrature of the circle by Cuse, and computed a calendar with the location of Sun and moon, the eclipses, and the dates of Easter for the next 30 years
Brick - (Exodus 1:14 ; 5:7 ) Egyptian bricks were not generally dried in kilns, but in the Sun
Seleucians - They interpreted Psalms 18:6 as meaning that Christ left His body in the Sun
Sheshbazzar - (sshehssh' baz zuhr) Babylonian name probably meaning, “may Shamash (sun god) protect the father
Adrammelech - Some think that Adrammelech represented the Sun, and Anammelech the moon
Astrologers - These superstitions were prevalent among the Chaldeans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Arabians, and were closely connected with the worship of the Sun, moon, and stars, Deuteronomy 4:19 17:3 2 Kings 23:5,12 Jeremiah 19:13 Ezekiel 8:16 Zephaniah 1:5
Joanna Southcott - Originally a Methodist, she became convinced that in herself were lodged supernatural gifts, so she composed rhymed prophecies and declared herself the "woman clothed in the Sun" mentioned in Apocalypse 12
Aven - Probably the great plain of Lebanon, Coele-Syria (included in the Scripture designation, "Syria of Damascus"), in which the idol temple of Baalbek or Heliopolis, the city of the Sun god Baal, stood
Mizraim - Rather the Egyptian Μes-ra-n , "children of Ra" the Sun
Halo - ) A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the Sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere
to-Day - He effects the insurance while the Sun is shining and the air calm; he effects the insurance before the ship has cleared from the dock, or at all events before the ship has left the river
Disclose - The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the Sun discloseth them
Light: Detested by the Wicked - A sluttish housemaid when scolded for the untidiness of the chambers exclaimed, 'I'm sure the rooms would be clean enough if it were not for the nasty Sun which is always showing the dirty corners
Aijeleth Shahar - Aben Ezra explains as the name of the melody to which the psalm was to be Sung, equivalent to tide rising Sun, some well known tune
Apron - The fig leaf is soft like velvet, and under the heat of the Sun shrinks to about one-forth of the original size
Digit - ) One twelfth part of the diameter of the Sun or moon; - a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk
Southcott, Joanna - Originally a Methodist, she became convinced that in herself were lodged supernatural gifts, so she composed rhymed prophecies and declared herself the "woman clothed in the Sun" mentioned in Apocalypse 12
Heis, Edward - His treatises dealt with his observations of auroral light, Sun-spots, comets, zodiacal light, etc
Gods - Among the first objects to be deified were the Sun, the moon, and the chief powers of nature
Evening - According to the Carites, this time between the evenings is the interval from Sunset to complete darkness, that is, the evening is the interval from Sunset to complete darkness, that is, the evening twilight. According to the Pharisees and the rabbins, the first evening began when the Sun inclined to descend more rapidly, that is, at the ninth hour; while the second or real evening commenced at Sunset
Undo - Tomorrow ere the setting Sun, she'd all undo what she had done
Lattice - The object is to keep the apartments cool by intercepting the direct rays of the Sun, while the air is permitted to circulate freely
Day - The natural day, that is, the portion of time from Sunrise to Sunset, was divided by the Hebrews, as it is now by the Arabians, into six unequal parts. The morning or Sunrise. This expression as grounded on the fact, that a wind commences blowing regularly a few hours before Sunset, and continues till evening, Genesis 3:8 . This was divided into two parts, ערבים ; the first of which began, according to the Caraites and Samaritans, at Sunset, the second, when it began to grow dark. But, according to the rabbins, the first commenced just before Sunset, the second, precisely at Sunset. The hour- watch or dial, otherwise called the Sun-dial, is mentioned in the reign of King Hezekiah, 2 Kings 20:9-10 ; Isaiah 38:8 . Its being called "the Sun-dial of Ahaz," renders it probable that Ahaz first introduced it from Babylon; whence, also, Anaximenes, the Milesian, brought the first skiathericon into Greece. The diameter of the hole in the bottom of the clepsydra was such, that it filled with water in three hours, and Sunk. It was necessary that there should be a servant to tend it, who should take it up when it had Sunk, pour out the water, and place it again empty on the surface of the water in the vase. The hours were numbered from the rising of the Sun, so that, at the season of the equinox, the third corresponded to the ninth of our reckoning; the sixth, to our twelfth; and the ninth, to three o'clock in the afternoon. At other seasons of the year, it is necessary to observe the time when the Sun rises, and reduce the hours to our time accordingly. We observe, therefore, that the Sun in Palestine, at the summer solstice, rises at five of our time, and sets about seven. The third, called the morning watch, extended from the second to the rising of the Sun
Tide - It is occasioned by the attraction of the Sun and moon (the influence of the latter being three times that of the former), acting unequally on the waters in different parts of the earth, thus disturbing their equilibrium. Hence, when the Sun and moon are in conjunction or opposition, as at new moon and full moon, their action is such as to produce a greater than the usual tide, called the spring tide, as represented in the cut. When the moon is in the first or third quarter, the Sun's attraction in part counteracts the effect of the moon's attraction, thus producing under the moon a smaller tide than usual, called the neap tide
Pharaoh - ” An example of his divine power was that he daily conducted “the Rite of the House of the Morning,” an early morning ritual in which he broke the seal to the statue of the Sun god, waking him up with a prayer. This act brought the Sun up and started every day for the people
Sunday - It has been contended whether Sunday is a name that ought to be used by Christians. To call it Sunday, is to set our wisdom before the wisdom of God, and to give that glory to a Pagan idol which is due to him alone. The ancient Saxons called it by this name, because upon it they worshipped the Sun; and shall Christians keep up the memory of that which was highly displeasing to God, by calling the Sabbath by that name rather than by either of those he hath appointed? It is, indeed, called Sunday, only because it is customary: but this, say they, will not justify men in doing that which is contrary to the example and command of God in his word. Others observe, that although it was originally called Sunday, by the Heathens, yet it may very properly retain that name among Christians, because it is dedicated to the honour of the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, of Him who is styled by the prophet "the Sun of Righteousness, " and who on this day arose from the dead. But although it was in the primitive times indifferently called the Lord's Day, or Sunday, yet it was never denominated the Sabbath; a name constantly appropriate to Saturday or the seventh day, both by the sacred and ecclesiastical writers
West - ) To pass to the west; to set, as the Sun. ) The point in the heavens where the Sun is seen to set at the equinox; or, the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and on the left hand of a person facing north; the point directly opposite to east
Ajalon or Aijalon - The valley lies towards the north, and is the place where Joshua commanded the Sun and moon to stand still, and they obeyed him, Joshua 10:12 ...
Flax - Reference is made in Joshua 2:6 to the custom of drying flax-stalks by exposing them to the Sun on the flat roofs of houses
Bathe - ) To bask in the Sun
Nephthar - Some of it was poured over the sacrifice, and was ignited by the great heat of the Sun and burned with a bright flame
Night - That part of the natural day when the Sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from Sunset to Sunrise
Dancers - There is nothing new under the Sun
Dial - An instrument for measuring time, by the aid of the Sun being a plate or plain surface, on which lines are drawn in such a manner, that the shadow of a wire, or of the upper edge of another plane, erected perpendicularly on the former, may show the true time of the day
Heaven - , that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the Sun, moon, and stars appear; - often used in the plural in this sense
Oak - It is symbolical of strength, and affords shade from the heat of the Sun
Accho - The name is akin to the Arab Akeh, a sandy shore heated by the Sun
Adonis - Rites seem to include the planting of seeds which quickly produced plants and that just as quickly wilted in the Sun
Dart - To throw suddenly or rapidly to send to emit to shoot applied to small objects, which pass with velocity as, the Sun darts his beams on the earth
Forth - When winter past, and summer scarce begun, invites them forth to labor in the Sun
Carbuncle - " When held up to the Sun, this gem shines like a burning coal, a dark-red glowing coal, and hence is called "carbunculus", i
Ajalon Aijalon - THE VALLEY OF AJALON is the place where Joshua, when pursuing the Amorites, bade the Sun and the moon stand still
Jerk - ) To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the Sun; as, jerk beef
Rhodes - It is pleasant and healthful, and was anciently celebrated for the skill of its inhabitants in navigation, but most, for its prodigious statue of brass consecrated to the Sun, and called the Colossus
Rain - the vapours exhaled by the Sun, which descend from the clouds to water the earth, Ecclesiastes 11:3
Winter - In shady places the ice will occasionally bear a man's weight, but thaws as soon as the Sun rises upon it
Circuit - Similarly, the Sun passes along the circuit of the heavens (Psalm 19:6 )
Dial - The ‘steps’ referred to doubtless formed part of some kind of Sun-clock
Season - Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the Sun for a season
Darkness - The darkness "over all the land," (Matthew 27:45 ) attending the crucifixion has been attributed to an eclipse, but was undoubtedly miraculous, as no eclipse of the Sun could have taken place at that time, the moon being at the full at the time of the passover
Manslayer, - A thief overtaken at night in the act of stealing might lawfully be put to death, but if the Sun had risen the killing him was to be regarded as murder
Happen - , "to go or come together" (sun, "with," baino, "to go"), signifies "to happen together," of things or events, Mark 10:32 ; Luke 24:14 ; Acts 3:10 ; 1 Corinthians 10:11 ; 1 Peter 4:12 ; 2 Peter 2:22 ; "befell" in Acts 20:19 ; in Acts 21:35 , "so it was
Season - , caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the Sun. ) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the Sun
Trouble: Needed - I longed for night, but the farther 11 orth we went, the farther we were fleeing from it, until at last, when we reached the most northern point of our tour, the Sun set for one hour and a half. 'Light is sweet, and it is a pleasant thing to the eyes to behold the Sun. Not till the everlasting day break, and the shadows flee away, and the Lord himself shall be our light, and our God our glory, can we do without the cloud in the Sunshine, the shade of sorrow in the bright light of joy, and the curtain of night for the deepening of the sleep which God gives his beloved
Queen of Heaven - And as the greater light, the Sun which JEHOVAH made to rule the day, was called Baal Shemim, lord of heaven, so the lesser light, the moon, which governed the night, was naturally called Malkah Shemem, queen of heaven; and from the influence of both they naturally became idle. While we behold such things, what cause of thankfulness ought it to call forth towards God, who by the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, hath opened to us the knowledge of himself, that "we might turn from idols to serve the living and true God!" Beautifully hath Moses pointed out to us, in his dying benediction to Israel, the blessedness of the Israel of God beyond the precious fruits brought forth by the Sun, and the precious things put forth by the moon, "in the good will of him that dwelt in the bush
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Isaiah 7:17 (c) Probably this refers to times when the wicked prosper, the Sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there seem to be no signs of sorrow. ...
1 Thessalonians 5:4 (b) By this is indicated the time when our Lord shall return to earth as the Sun of Righteousness to scatter the clouds of unbelief and the dark shadows of sin
Gog - And let the reader judge for himself how suitable it was, and proper, that when the Lord Jesus came on earth to do away the sin and guilt of all nations, the solemn transaction of his "one all-sufficient sacrifice and obedience unto death" should be set forth in the center of the earth, that like the Sun in the midway of the heavens which illumines both east and west; so Christ, the Sun of righteousness, might extend the efficacy of his light, and life, and warmth in every direction to his people; and his blood, as from the high altar of his own divine nature, flowing down, might wash away, from the morning of creation to the end of time, the whole of human transgression
On - (abode or city of the Sun ), a town of lower Egypt, called BETH-SHEMESH in ( Jeremiah 43:13 ) On is better known under its Greek name Heliopolis. The chief object of worship at Heliopolis was the Sun, whose temple, described by Strabo, is now only represented by the single beautiful obelisk, of red granite so feet 2 inches high above the pedestal which has stood for more than 4000 years, having been erected by Usirtesen, the second king of the twelfth dynasty
On - (abode or city of the Sun ), a town of lower Egypt, called BETH-SHEMESH in ( Jeremiah 43:13 ) On is better known under its Greek name Heliopolis. The chief object of worship at Heliopolis was the Sun, whose temple, described by Strabo, is now only represented by the single beautiful obelisk, of red granite so feet 2 inches high above the pedestal which has stood for more than 4000 years, having been erected by Usirtesen, the second king of the twelfth dynasty
Council, Councillor - 1: συμβούλιον (Strong's #4824 — Noun Neuter — sumboulion — soom-boo'-lee-on ) "a uniting in counsel" (sun, "together," boule, "counsel, advice"), denotes (a) "counsel" which is given, taken and acted upon, e. ...
2: συνέδριον (Strong's #4892 — Noun Neuter — Sunedrion — soon-ed'-ree-on ) properly, "a settling together" (sun, "together," hedra, "a seat"), hence, (a) "any assembly or session of persons deliberating or adjusting," as in the Sept
Assemble - 1: συνάγω (Strong's #4863 — Verb — Sunago — soon-ag'-o ) "to assemble" (sun, "together," ago, "to bring"), is used of the "gathering together" of people or things; in Luke 12:17,18 , "bestow," with reference to the act of "gathering" one's goods; so in Luke 15:13 , suggesting that the Prodigal, having "gathered" all his goods together, sold them off; in John 6:12 , of "gathering up" fragments; in John 18:2 , "resorted," with reference to the "assembling" of Christ with His disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, there in the Passive Voice (unsuitable, however, in an English translation). ...
Note: Episunago, "to gather together," is found only in the synoptic Gospels; twice of the "gathering" together of people, Mark 1:33 ; Luke 12:1 ; twice of the desire of the Lord to "gather" together the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Matthew 23:37 ; Luke 13:34 ; twice of His future act in "gathering" together His elect through the instrumentality of the angels, Matthew 24:31 ; Mark 13:27 . ...
2: συναλίζω (Strong's #4871 — Verb — Sunalizo — soon-al-id'-zo ) "to gather together, to assemble," with the suggestion of a crowded meeting (sun, "with," halizo, "to crowd, or mass:" the corresponding adjective is hales, "thronged"), is used in Acts 1:4 . ...
3: συνέρχομαι (Strong's #4905 — Verb — Sunerchomai — soon-er'-khom-ahee ) "to come together" (sun, "together," erchomai, "to come"), is once rendered "assemble," Mark 14:53 , AV. " ...
(2) Sunagoge, akin to A, No. ...
(3) Episunagoge, akin to No
Light - In the Hebrew mind the “day” began at the rising of the Sun: “And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the Sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springeth out of the earth by clear shining after rain” ( Sun, and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound” ( East -
The orient (mizrah); the rising of the Sun
Seize - , "to take together" (sun, "with," lambano, "to take or lay hold of"), chiefly signifies "to seize as a prisoner;" in the following the RV substitutes the more suitable and forceful verb, "to seize," for AV, "to take:" Matthew 26:55 ; Mark 14:48 ; Luke 22:54 ; John 18:12 ; Acts 12:3 ; 23:27 ; 26:21 ; in Acts 1:16 , RV and AV, "took. ...
2: συναρπάζω (Strong's #4884 — Verb — Sunarpazo — soon-ar-pad'-zo ) is translated "seized" in the RV of Luke 8:29 ; Acts 6:12 ; 19:29 ; see CATCH , No
Brick - , molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and Sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp
Kiln - The term “brickkiln” is used in Nahum 3:14 , but this should probably read “brick mold” (NRSV, NAS) or “brick work” (NIV, REB), as the bricks in Palestine were usually Sun dried
Dart - ) To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the Sun darts forth his beams
Helmet - , also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the Sun
Ephraem, Saint - He was called the "Sun of the Syrians" by the Syrian Christians, among whom he had great influence
on - The 'city of the Sun,' in Egypt
Sharpen - ) To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the Sun sharpen vinegar
Akhenaton - ) Originally named Amenhotep IV, he made a radical religious switch from worshiping Amon to serving Aton, the Sun disc
Farewell - And takes her farewell of the glorious Sun
Hezekiah - (See Isaiah 36:1-22; Isaiah 37:1-38; Isaiah 38:1-22; Isaiah 39:1-8) The miraculous effect wrought on the Sun-dial, in confirmation of the Lord's promise to Hezekiah, is an evident testimony of the Lord's favour to this prince
Aven - Herodotus informs us that in this city there was an annual assembly in honour of the Sun, and a temple dedicated to him
East - one of the four cardinal points of the world; namely, that particular point of the horizon in which the Sun is seen to rise
Kin, Kinsfolk, Kinsman, Kinswoman - A — 1: συγγενής (Strong's #4773 — Adjective — Sungenes — soong-ghen-ace' ) primarily denoting "congenital, natural, innate" (sun, "with," genos, "a family, race, offspring"), then, "akin to," is used as a noun, denoting (a) of "family relationship, kin, a kinsman, kinsfolk(s)," Luke 1:58 , RV, "kinsfolk" (AV, "cousins"); 14:12; 21:16; John 18:26 ; Acts 10:24 ; (b) of "tribal or racial kinship, fellow nationals," Romans 9:3 ; 16:7,11,21 . ...
B — 1: συγγενής (Strong's #4773 — Adjective — Sungenis — soong-ghen-ace' ) a late feminine form of A (some mss. have Sungenes), denotes "a kinswoman," Luke 1:36 , RV, "kinswoman" (AV, "cousin"). Sungeneia (see KINDRED). ...
B — 2: συγγενής (Strong's #4773 — Adjective — Sungeneus — soong-ghen-ace' ) an alternative form of A, is used in Mark 6:4 , "kin," and Luke 2:44 , "kinsfolk
Vortex - ) A supposed collection of particles of very subtile matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a Sun or a planet
Light - Hence the beauty and force of the expressions, "God is light," 1 John 1:5 , and "the Father of lights," James 1:17 ; Christ is the "Sun of righteousness," and "the light of the world," John 1:9 8:12
Suffering - ...
Mention of the Sun in the Apostolic Age is almost entirely confined to the book of Revelation. In the Heavenly Jerusalem the Sun shall not light upon the blessed nor any heat (Revelation 7:16). There will no longer be any need of the Sun (Revelation 21:23). Dread judgments are symbolized by the obscuring of the Sun, e. ‘The Sun became black as sackcloth’ (Revelation 6:12); see also Revelation 8:12; Revelation 9:2; Revelation 16:8 and Acts 2:20, Joes’s prophecy quoted by St. in the description of the Vision of the Christ, ‘His countenance was as the Sun shineth in his strength’ (Acts 1:16), and in the description of an angel, ‘His face was as the Sun’ (Acts 10:1). ...
In Revelation 12:1 the woman in the vision is ‘arrayed with the Sun. ’ The author may also have had in mind the description of the Bride in Song of Solomon 6:10, ‘clear as the Sun. ...
Lastly, in Revelation 19:17 the angel who is entrusted with the overthrow of the Beast and the false prophet is represented as ‘standing in the Sun’-probably that he may be able from his position in mid-heaven to summon the great birds of prey to feed on the flesh of the king’s enemies lying on the battle-field
Locust, - Locusts occur in great numbers, and sometimes obscure the Sun. It is difficult to express the effect produced on us by the sight of the whole atmosphere filled on all sides and to a great height by an innumerable quantity of these insects, whose flight was slow and uniform, and whose noise resembled that of rain: the sky was darkened, and the light of the Sun considerably weakened. Herodotus speaks of a Libyan nation who dried their locusts in the Sun and ate them with milk
Proceed - ) To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the Sun
Tammuz - ’ He was a form of the Sun-god and bridegroom of Ishtar
Expedient - , "to bring together," (sun, "with," phero, "to bring"), Acts 19:19 ; (b) intransitively, "to be an advantage, profitable, expedient" (not merely 'convenient'); it is used mostly impersonally, "it is (it was) expedient;" so in Matthew 19:10 , RV (negatively), AV, "it is (not) good;" John 11:50 ; 16:7 ; 18:14 ; 1 Corinthians 6:12 ; 10:23 ; 2 Corinthians 8:10 ; 12:1 ; "it is profitable," Matthew 5:29,30 ; 18:6 , RV; "was profitable," Acts 20:20 ; "to profit withal," 1 Corinthians 12:7 ; in Hebrews 12:10 , used in the neuter of the present participle with the article as a noun, "for (our) profit
Vials - There are seven direct judgements of the wrath of God (they are no longer mere providential actings) upon the settled sphere of God's dealings, whereby those who have received the mark of the beast are grievously affected; and upon masses of people outside that sphere, and upon the sources of national life and prosperity; also on those in authority in the world; also on the Euphrates, that it may be dried up to make way for the kings from the Sun rising; followed by a general break up of human governments introductory to the reign of Christ
Symbols - Thus a lion represents 'force;' the Sun represents 'supreme authority;' eagles, 'rapidity of judgement,' etc
Heaven - The firmament, in which the Sun, moon, and stars are fixed
Moon - ) The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the Sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night
Crystal - It is probably called "terrible" because of the bright shining of such a substance in the rays of the Sun, dazzling and blinding the eye that looks on it
Zido'Nians, - They were idolaters, and worshipped Ashtoreth as their tutelary goddess, (1 Kings 11:5,33 ; 2 Kings 23:13 ) as well as the Sun-god Baal from whom their king was named
Moon - This beautiful and stately ruler of the night, Genesis 1:16 , is one of the chief witnesses to mankind of the goodness, wisdom, and power of the Creator, Psalm 8:3 ; and as receiving all its light from the Sun, and reflecting it on all around, it is a striking image of the church of Christ
Winter - Astronomically considered, winter commences in northern latitudes when the Sun enters Capricorn, or at the solstice about the 21st of December, and ends at the equinox in March but in ordinary discourse, the three winter months are December, January, and February
Rame'Ses, - (child of the Sun ), a city and district of lower Egypt
Boldness (Holy): Congruous With the Gospel - to lay their -mouths in the dust if permitted to appear before his Celestial Brightness, the Brother of the Sun and the Cousin of the Moon. They were told that they could not be indulged with a vision of the Brother of the Sun and Cousin of the Moon, without going down on their hands and knees
Adoration - To the Sun and moon by kissing the hand, Job 31:26,27 . 24, says that in Syria they salute the rising Sun; and that this was done by kissing the hand
Arise - To emerge from below the horizon as, the Sun or a star arises or rises. To you shall the Sun of righteousness arise
Pharaoh - Each king had a title ofhonour as well as his personal name: the titles were such as 'The Sun, Lord of Glory'; 'The Sun, Lord of Truth,' etc
Light - Besides the references to physical light as existing distinct from the Sun, and then emanating from the Sun as the great light-bearer, the term is mainly used in scripture in a moral sense
Chariots of War - Chariots were sometimes consecrated to the Sun; and the Scripture observes, that Josiah burned those which had been dedicated to the Sun by his predecessors, 2 Kings 23:11
Carry - 1: συγκομίζω (Strong's #4792 — Verb — Sunkomizo — soong-kom-id'-zo ) "to carry together, to help in carrying" (sun, "with," komizo, "to carry"), is used in Acts 8:2 , RV, "buried," for AV, "carried to his burial. ...
7: συναπάγω (Strong's #4879 — Verb — Sunapago — soon-ap-ag'-o ) "to carry away with" (sun, "with," and No
Help, Holpen - ...
B — 2: συλλαμβάνω (Strong's #4815 — Verb — sullambano — sool-lam-ban'-o ) "to assist, take part with" (sun, "with," and lambano), is used, in the Middle Voice, of rendering help in what others are doing, Luke 5:7 , of bringing in a catch of fish; in Philippians 4:3 , in an appeal to Synzygus ("yokefellow") to help Euodia and Syntyche (ver. ...
B — 3: συναντιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #4878 — Verb — Sunantilambano — soon-an-tee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) signifies "to take hold with at the side for assistance" (sun, "with," and No. , "to throw together" (sun, "with," ballo, "to throw"), is used in the Middle Voice in Acts 18:27 , of helping or benefiting believers by discussion or ministry of the Word of God. ...
B — 6: συνυπουργέω (Strong's #4943 — Verb — Sunupourgeo — soon-oop-oorg-eh'-o ) denotes "to help together, join in helping, to serve with anyone as an underworker" (sun, "with," hupourgeo, "to serve;" hupo, "under," ergon, "work"); it is used in 2 Corinthians 1:11 . ...
B — 7: συνεργέω (Strong's #4903 — Verb — Sunergeo — soon-erg-eh'-o ) "to help in work, to co-operate, be a co-worker," is rendered "that helpeth with" in 1 Corinthians 16:16
Firmament - The language of Scripture is not scientific but popular, and hence we read of the Sun rising and setting, and also here the use of this particular word
Resort - ...
3: συνάγω (Strong's #4863 — Verb — Sunago — soon-ag'-o ) "to gather or bring together" (sun, "with," ago, "to bring"), in the Passive Voice, "to be gathered or come together," is translated "resorted" in John 18:2 (the aorist tense expressing repeated action viewed cumulatively). ...
Notes: (1) In the AV of John 18:20 ; Acts 16:13 , Sunerchomai, "to come together" (RV), is translated "to resort
Christ: Trophies of His Power - The cross has healed all manner of diseases, and its honors should be proclaimed with every rising and setting Sun
Life: Explains Religion - ONE of our party greatly needed some elder-flower water for her face upon which the Sun was working great mischief
Circuit - ) The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the Sun
Man (the Good): Beneficial Influence of the Good Man - On the shoulder of the brown Sun-burnt mountain, and full in sight, was a well with a crystal stream trickling over its lip, and making its way down towards the lake
Tropic - ) One of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, at a distance of 23� 28/, and parallel to it, which the Sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or south, and from which it turns again toward the equator, the northern circle being called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, from the names of the two signs at which they touch the ecliptic
Brick - Bricks appear to have been, in Egypt and at Nineveh, very generally Sun-dried: for the Babylonian buildings they were more commonly burnt in kilns
Choke - ...
3: συμπνίγω (Strong's #4846 — Verb — sumpnigo — soom-pnee'-go ) gives the suggestion of "choking together" (sun, "with"), i
Tear, Torn - ...
2: συσπαράσσω (Strong's #4952 — Verb — susparasso — soos-par-as'-so ) "to tear violently" (sun, "with," intensive), "convulse completely," a strengthened form of No. ...
3: διασπάω (Strong's #1288 — Verb — diaspao — dee-as-pah'-o ) "to break or tear asunder," is translated "should be torn in pieces" in Acts 23:10 , RV (AV, "
Limb - ) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the Sun and moon
Pavilion - Elsewhere in modern translations, pavilion appears in poetic passages: a pavilion for the Sun (Psalm 19:5 NIV); God's pavilion of clouds ( Job 36:29 NAS, REB, NIV, NRSV); a pavilion protecting Jerusalem from heat and rain ( Isaiah 4:5 , RSV)
Beth-Shemesh - House of the Sun, ...
Bricks - Were usually made of clay, dried and hardened in the Sun, Genesis 11:3 , though brick-kilns were sometimes used, 2 Samuel 12:31 Nahum 3:14
Host of Heaven - The army at God's command, composed of either heavenly bodies such as Sun, moon, and stars or angels. The Sun, moon, and stars were regarded as the “host of heaven” (Genesis 2:1 ). ...
Old Testament writers warned Israel about the danger of worshiping the heavenly bodies (Deuteronomy 4:19 ) and prescribed the death penalty for the crime of worshiping the Sun, or the moon, or any of the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 17:2-7 )
Ashtoreth - The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the Sun-god, their chief male deity (Judges 10:6 ; 1 Samuel 7:4 ; 12:10 )
Sabellians - This they explained by resembling God to the Sun; the illuminated virtue or quality of which was the Word, and its warming virtue the Holy Spirit
Euroclydon - The long continuance of the gale ("the fourteenth night," Acts 27:27), the beclouding of Sun and stars for days (Acts 27:20), and the heavy "rain" after the storm (Acts 28:2), are characteristic of this wind in the Mediterranean in the present day
East, Turning to the - When converts toChristianity were baptized, which was usually in the early morning,they first turning to the west where the night was fast receding,renounced the world and the powers of darkness, then turning tothe east where the Sun was rising as the source of all light, theyconfessed their belief in Christ who, in Holy Scripture is Himselfcalled the EAST, "the Dayspring from on high
Candle - Of prosperity; the sinner's short candle soon goes out, the righteous shall shine as the Sun forever (Job 21:17; Job 18:5; Proverbs 13:9; Matthew 13:43)
le Verrier, Urbain Jean Joseph - He also suggested the existence of a planet between Mercury and the Sun
Antecedent - ) The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the earth is fixed, the Sun must move
Carbuncle - When held up to the Sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal
Walls - In ancient times, the walls of cities and houses were constructed of bricks made of clay mixed with reed and hardened in the Sun
Aijalon - Alluded to in the memorable apostrophe of Joshua, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon" (Joshua 10:12)
Shine - ) To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the Sun shines by day; the moon shines by night. ) Sunshine; fair weather
Oven - Any species of grass soon dried in the Sun and was then thrown into the oven to heat it
From - , are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; - the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the Sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony
Gibeon - Near it Joshua commanded the Sun to stand still, Joshua 10:12-13; Isaiah 28:21; the city was given to Benjamin and to the Levites, Joshua 18:25; Joshua 21:17; it was the scene of a notable battle, 2 Samuel 2:12-24; 2 Samuel 20:8-10; of the hanging of seven of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:1-6; the tabernacle was set up at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:39; and Solomon offered great sacrifices there, 1 Kings 3:4-5; 1 Kings 9:2; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13; Jehoram recovered captives at Gibeon, Jeremiah 41:12-16; its people helped to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25; Ezra 2:20, margin
Kiss - In the case of distant objects of worship, like the Sun and moon, they kissed the hand (Job 31:26,27 ), hence the most usual word for worship in the N
Fire - In its first biblical appearance this word, 'êsh represents God’s presence as “a torch of fire”“And it came to pass, that, when the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a [1] …” ( Bulrush - It was made of the inside bark, which was cut into strips, and the edges cemented together, and dried in the Sun
Bar-Jesus - Bar-Jesus endeavouring to hinder the pro-consul from embracing Christianity, Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, "set his eyes upon him, and said, O full of all subtilty and mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the Sun for a season;" which took place immediately
Conceive - , "to take together" (sun, "with," lambano, "to take or receive"), is used (a) of a woman, to "conceive," Luke 1:24,31,36 ; in the Passive Voice
Apart - ...
Note: The opposite of choris is Sun, "with
Amon - He was worshiped at that city as Amen-ra, or "Amen the Sun
Ashtaroth - Baal and Ashtoreth are taken by many scholars as standing for the Sun and the moon respectively
Gibeon - Five neighboring kings unitedly fell upon them; but were defeated by the Jews in a great battle, during which "the Sun stood still upon Gibeon," Joshua 9:10
Ram - In astronomy, Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the Sun enters on the 21st of March, or a constellation of fixed stars in the figure of a ram
Serpent - In mythology, a symbol of the Sun
Dial, Sun-Dial - Some contrivance, not definitely specified, by which the divisions of the day were ascertained by the shadow of some gnomon or pillar, caused by the Sun falling upon a series of steps or degrees
Heaven - , ...
The air or atmosphere, where clouds gather; ...
The firmament, in which the Sun, moon and stars are fixed; ...
The upper heaven, the abode of God and his angels, the invisible realm of holiness and happiness the home of the children of God
Idol - ...
(10) timahuh "similitude," "form "(Deuteronomy 4:12-19, where Moses forbids successively the several forms of Gentile idolatry: ancestor worship, as that of Terah (Joshua 24:2), Laban (Genesis 31:19; Genesis 31:30; Genesis 31:32), and Jacob's household (Genesis 35:2-4), to guard against which Moses' sepulchre was hidden; hero worship and relic worship (Judges 8:27; Judges 17:4; 2 Kings 18:4); nature worship, whether of the lower animals as in Egypt, or of the heavenly bodies, the Sun, moon, and stars, as among the Persians). Obelisks to the Sun god at the city (house) of the Sun, as Beth-shemesh or Heliopolis mean; "On" in Genesis 41:45; 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:26-27 margin. ...
(14) chammanim , "sun images. The symbol of the Persian Sun god was the sacred fire, Amanus or Omanus, Sanskrit homa (2 Chronicles 34:4; 2 Chronicles 34:7; 2 Chronicles 14:3; 2 Chronicles 14:5). Chamman, is a synonym of Baal the Sun god in the Phoenician and Palmyrene inscriptions, and so is applied to his statues or lofty, obelisk like, columns (Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9 margin). The Palmyrene inscription at Oxford is, "this chammana the sons of Malchu have dedicated to the Sun. " Ezekiel 6:4; Ezekiel 6:6; Sun worship and Sabeanism or worship of the heavenly hosts (tsebaowt ) was the oldest idolatry. ...
Job, one of the oldest books in the Bible, alludes to it (Job 31:26), "if I beheld the Sun when it shined or the moon . , to the visible material causes, the Sun, moon, air, etc. Cicero ridicules this groveling anthropomorphic worship, yet was himself a priest and worshipper!...
These Sun columns towering high above Baal's altars (2 Chronicles 34:4; 2 Chronicles 34:7) were sometimes of wood, which could be "cut down" (Leviticus 26:30). The Phoenician Adon or Adonis, the Ammonite Moloch or Milcom, the Moabite Chemosh, the Assyrian and Babylonian Bel, and the Syrian Hadad, the Egyptian Ra, are essentially the same Sun god. Adrammelech was the male, and Anammelech the female, power of the Sun. Gad was the Sun, or Jupiter, representing fortune, Meni the moon or Venus, representing fate (Isaiah 65:11). As the Sun represents the active, so the moon the passive powers of nature. In Ezekiel 8:17, "they put the branch to their nose" alludes to the idolatrous usage of holding up a branch of tamarisk (called barsom) to the nose at daybreak while they sang hymns to the rising Sun (Strabo, 15, section 733). Baal or Sun worship appears indicated in the names Bethshemesh, Baal Hermon, Mount Heres ("sun"), Belshazzar, Hadadezer, Hadad Rimmon (the Syrian god)
High - ) Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the Sun is high. ) To rise; as, the Sun higheth
Set - God set the Sun, moon and stars in the firmament. To regulate or adjust as, to set a timepiece by the Sun
Sower, Parable of the - Some seed falls on the foot-paths, it is trodden down or devoured by the fowl of the air; some on the rocky ground, this germinates and sprouts quickly, but having neither moisture nor roots it is scorched by the Sun and withers away; other seed falls on better ground but the thorns and thistles depriving it of light and air choke it; a considerable portion falls on good soil and yields fruit in varying degrees, thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold. The sower is Christ; the seed is the tidings of the Kingdom of God; the wayside, indifferent and careless Christians with hard and unimpressionable hearts; birds of the air, Satan; the rocky ground, superficial Christians, creatures of impulse and without stability; scorching Sun, temptations and persecutions for the faith; the thorny ground, inordinate desires and passions of the heart, and anxieties and allurements of the world. This parable is read, according to Saint Luke's account, on Sexagesima Sunday
Ecclesiastes, Book of - What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the Sun?" This expression 'under the Sun' occurs no less than twenty-eight times in the twelve chapters, and gives the character of the book. The actions are characterised by being done 'under the Sun,' and without any thought of their being performed Godward. This is only man's conclusion drawn from beholding what takes place under the Sun. In Ecclesiastes 12:8 the gropings of the philosopher under the Sun are over: he comes back to his starting point, "Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity. It is the experience of a man, and he a king with wisdom and riches, respecting human life, with an attempt to solve all the anomalies that exist in the world, while viewing them 'under the Sun. It is plainly seen in their arguments that they overlook that which runs through the book, and which is the key to its being understood, namely, that all is viewed from man's point of view, expressed as 'under the Sun
Inca - All of the Inca tribe were devoted to the worship of the Sun
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - The picture, which is on coarsely woven Indian cloth, is assumed to represent the Immaculate Conception, being the figure of a maiden with the Sun, moon, and stars, and an angel under the crescent
Beth-Shemesh - House of the Sun
Embrace - , "to take around with," (sun, "with" peri, "around," lambano, "to take"), "to embrace," is used in Acts 20:10 , in connection with Paul's recovery of Eutychus
Few - " ...
B — 1: συντόμως (Strong's #4935 — Adverb — Suntomos — soon-tom'-oce ) "concisely, briefly, cut short" (from Suntemno, "to cut in pieces," Sun, used intensively, temno, "to cut"), occurs in the speech of Tertullus, Acts 24:4
Blaze - ) Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the Sun
Shield - (Ezekiel 39:9 ) It was frequently cased with metal, either brass or copper; its appearance in this case resembled gold when the Sun shone on it, 1 Maccabees 6:39 and to this, rather than to the practice of smearing blood on the shield we may refer the redness noticed by
Resurrection - The sepulchre shines with alight brighter than the Sun, and death grows fair, as we say, in full assurance of faith, 'I know that my brother shall rise again
Beth-Shemesh - BETH-SHEMESH (‘house’ or ‘temple of the Sun’)
Geliloth - ...
Conder connects Geliloth with the "tells" or mounds of Palestine, which he thinks to be the accumulated refuse of Sun-dried bricks, which served as a platform on which others were baked, as at the present day in India and Egypt
Moon (2) - Also, the darkness which lasted for three hours during the crucifixion could not be due to an ordinary eclipse of the Sun by the moon
Moon - In Revelation 12:1 the woman who appears as a sign in heaven has the moon under her feet as a footstool (see Sun)
Expose - ) To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the Sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat
Guadalupe, Feast of Our Lady of - The picture, which is on coarsely woven Indian cloth, is assumed to represent the Immaculate Conception, being the figure of a maiden with the Sun, moon, and stars, and an angel under the crescent
Arnish - Job 26:13 (a) This word is used to describe the beautiful and artistic decorations of the heavens in the arrangement of the stars, constellations, Sun and moon
Sabeans - " (Psalms 72:10-11) Oh, what wonders will by and by break out in the earth, when from the rising of the Sun even unto the going down of the same Jesus's name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto his name and a pure offering! (Malachi 1:11)...
South - Another word is darom, 'bright, Sunny region,' hence 'the south. , except in Acts 8:26 (where the word is μεσημβρία,'mid-day,' because the Sun is then in the south: as the Latin meridies, 'mid-day,' also signifies 'south'), the word is νότος, 'the south
Creature - The Sun, moon and stars the earth, animals, plants, light, darkness, air, water, &c
Orb - ) A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a Sun, planet, or star
Day - ) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between Sunrise and Sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; Sunshine. Thus, if this is the Sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the Sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day
Evening - This word represents the time of the day immediately preceding and following the setting of the Sun. The phrase “between the evenings” means the period between Sunset and darkness, “twilight” ( a'Ven - This Aven is by some supposed to be the once magnificent Heiropolis, "city of I the Sun," now Baalbek (Bal'bek) of Coele-Syria, whose ruins are one of the wonders of the ages
Carbuncle - ברקת , Exodus 28:17 ; Exodus 39:10 ; Ezekiel 28:13 ; and ανθρεξ , Ecclesiastes 32:5; Tob_13:17 ; a very elegant and rare gem, known to the ancients by the name ανθραξ , or coal, because, when held up before the Sun, it appears like a piece of bright burning charcoal: the name carbunculus has the same meaning
Ajalon - The valley is the place where Joshua commanded the Sun and moon to stand still, and they obeyed him
Ur - The exterior is faced with red kiln-baked bricks; and the interior is constructed of bricks burnt or Sun-dried
Scorpion - In astronomy, the eighth sign of the zodiac, which the Sun enters, Oct
Retire - ...
As when the Sun is present all the year, and never doth retire his golden ray
ha'Dad - (mighty ), originally the indigenous appellation of the Sun among the Syrians, and thence transferred to the king as the highest of earthly authorities
cy'Rus - (the Sun ), the founder of the Persian empire --see ( 2 Chronicles 36:22,23 ; Daniel 6:28 ; 10:1,13 ) --was, according to the common legend, the son of Cambyses, a Persian of the royal family of the Achaemenidae
Moon - Conjointly with the Sun, it was appointed "for signs and for seasons, and for days and years;" though in this respect it exercised a more important influence, if by the "seasons" we understand the great religious festivals of the Jews, as is particularly stated in (Psalm 104:19 ) and more at length in Sirach 43:6,7
Baal - Some have supposed that the descendants of Ham first worshipped the Sun under the title of Baal, 2 Kings 23:5 ; 2 Kings 23:11 ; and that they afterward ascribed it to the patriarch who was the head of their line; making the Sun only an emblem of his influence or power. It is certain, however, that when the custom prevailed of deifying and worshipping those who were in any respect distinguished among mankind, the appellation of Baal was not restricted to the Sun, but extended to those eminent persons who were deified, and who became objects of worship in different nations. The Phoenicians had several divinities of this kind, who were not intended to represent the Sun. Such were Jupiter, Mars, Bacchus, and Apollo, or the Sun
Mithraism - (Sanskrit: mitra, friend) ...
A pagan religion which consisted mainly of the cult of the ancient Indo-Iranian Sun-god Mithra. The mediator between God and man was Mithra, the Sun-god, a divinity of fidelity, manliness, and bravery, who floats midway between upper heaven and the earth, and who protects man
Eagle - They began by rising from the top of the mountain in the eye of the Sun. They paused on their wings, waiting till they had made their flight, and then took a second and larger gyration, always rising toward the Sun, and enlarging their circle of flight so as to make a gradually ascending spiral
Darkness - Especially calculated to affect the Egyptians who worshipped Ra, the Sun god. By the paschal reckoning the moon must then have been at its full phase, when the Sun could not be eclipsed
Brick - The use of Sun-dried bricks as building material in OT times, alongside of the more durable limestone, is attested both by the excavations and by Scripture references (see House). The mould is removed and the brick left on the ground to dry in the Sun
Year - The space or period of time in which the Sun moves through the twelve signs of the ecliptic, or whole circle, and returns to the same point. ...
Sidereal year, the time in which the Sun, departing from any fixed star, returns to the same. ...
Anomalistical year, the time that elapses from the Suns leaving its apogee, till it returns to it, which Isaiah 365 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes
Agree, Agreement - , "to sound together" (sun, "together," phone, "a sound"), i. ...
A — 2: συντίθημι (Strong's #4934 — Verb — Suntithemi — soon-tith'-em-ahee ) lit. , "to put together" (sun, "with," tithemi, "to put"), in the Middle Voice, means "to make an agreement, or to assent to;" translated "covenanted" in Luke 22:5 ; "agreed" in John 9:22 ; Acts 23:20 ; "assented" in Acts 24:9 . ...
Note: For the synonym Sunkatatithemi, a strengthened form of No. ...
B — 2: συγκατάθεσις (Strong's #4783 — Verb — Sunkatathesis — soong-kat-ath'-es-is ) akin to A, No
Candlestick - The artificial light had to give place each morning to the light of the Sun which rendered it needless, as the light of Old Testament ordinances gives place to the Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2). Jesus coming to the temple at daybreak (1618879910_30), as they were extinguishing the artificial lights in the face of the superior light of the rising Sun, virtually says, "Your typical light is passing away, I am the Sun of righteousness, the True Light
Baal - The more common opinion has been, that Baal, or Bel, is the Sun; and that, under this name, this luminary received divine honors. Not that the Sun was not an object of idolatrous worship among these nations, but in that case he is represented under his own name; as 2 Kings 23:11 . ...
Human victims were offered to Baal, as they were also to the Sun
Arise, Arose, Arouse, Raise, Rise, Rouse - ...
7: συνεφίστημι (Strong's #4911 — Verb — Sunephistemi — soon-ef-is'-tay-mee ) "to rise up together" (sun, "together," epi, "up," histemi, "to stand"), is used in Acts 16:22 , of the "rising up" of a multitude against Paul and Silas. , "the rising" of the Sun, moon and stars; metaphorically, of light, in Matthew 4:16 , "did spring up;" of the Sun, Matthew 5:45 ; 13:6 (RV); Mark 4:6 ; James 1:11 ; in Mark 16:2 the RV has "when the Sun was risen," keeping to the verb form, for the AV, "at the rising of;" of a cloud, Luke 12:54 ; of the day-star, 2 Peter 1:19 ; in Hebrews 7:14 metaphorically, of the Incarnation of Christ: "Our Lord hath sprung out of Judah," more lit. , "Our Lord hath arisen out of Judah," as of the rising of the light of the Sun. , the place of the "sunrising
Bulrush - The inside bark was cut into strips, which were sewed together and dried in the Sun, forming the papyrus used for writing
Reflection - ) Shining; brightness, as of the Sun
Blanch - ) To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the Sun
Rainbow - Caused by the reflection and refraction of Sunlight by droplets of rain, a rainbow often appears after the passing of thunderstorms, marking its end. The bow is colored by the division of Sunlight into its primary colors. Later, Revelation 10:1 pictures a descending angel with the rainbow shining upon his head and having a face as the Sun
Light - In its highest sense it is applied to Christ as the "Sun of righteousness" (Malachi 4:2 ; Luke 2:32 ; John 1:7-9 )
Dissimulation, Dissemble - ...
B — 1: συνυποκρίνομαι (Strong's #4942 — Verb — Sunupokrinomai — soon-oo-pok-rin'-om-ahee ) Sun, "with," hupokrinomai, akin to A, "to join in acting the hypocrite," in pretending to act from one motive, whereas another motive really inspires the act
Ajalon - With reference to the valley named after the town, Joshua uttered the celebrated command, "Sun, stand thou still on Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon" (Joshua 10:12 )
Thief - Eastern houses, being commonly of mud or Sun-dried brick, are easily broken into; cf
Pithom - Egyptian, Pa-Tum, "house of Tum," the Sun-god, one of the "treasure" cities built for Pharaoh Rameses II
Tile - Ezekiel 4:1, a Sun-dried "brick," the same as is translated "brick" in Genesis 11:3
Rizpah - Her famous act was (2 Samuel 21:8-11) her watching against bird and beast of prey the hung up corpses of her two sons and five kinsmen on the sacred hill of Gibeah, with which Saul had been so closely connected (1 Samuel 11:4), from the beginning of barley harvest, the sacred Passover season, until the fall of the early rain in October, without tent to screen her from the scorching Sun all day and the saturating dews at night, and with only her black widow's sackcloth to rest upon, keeping her from the rocky ground
Stars - Constellations, planets, and all heavenly bodies except the Sun and the moon
Pharaoh - Clay when placed in the Sun gets hard, so the sinner's heart becomes hardened when it insists on rebelling against the Lord
Amplitude - ) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the Sun, or a star, at its rising or setting
Greatness - With reference to solid bodies, however, we more generally use bulk, size, extent or magnitude than greatness as the bulk or size of the body the extent of the ocean the magnitude of the Sun or of the earth
Baal - ’ Attempts have been made to show that this was the original name of the Sun-god, or that it represents the Supreme Being worshipped by the Canaanites
Ant - Sceptics take exception to this, because ants are held to be carnivorous and they could not lay up such food in summer; but there is abundance of evidence to prove that they lay up grain in the summer, and if it becomes damp they bring it out into the Sun and dry it
Mercury - ) One of the planets of the solar system, being the one nearest the Sun, from which its mean distance is about 36,000,000 miles
Kedar - This name signifies black in the original; and hence Bochart concludes that it refers to a people or tribe of Arabs who were more than others burned by the Sun; but none of the Arabs are black
Between - , Sun, "with"), is used as a preposition, (a) of mutual relation, Matthew 18:15 ; Acts 15:9 ; Romans 2:15 , RV, "one with another," lit
Burial, Bury, Burying - ...
B — 3: συνθάπτω (Strong's #4916 — Verb — Sunthapto — soon-thap'-to ) akin to A. 2, "to bury with, or together" (sun), is used in the metaphorical sense only, of the believer's identification with Christ in His "burial," as set forth in baptism, Romans 6:4 ; Colossians 2:12
Emerald - Their lustre is not changed by the Sun, by the shade, nor by the light of lamps; but they have always a sensible moderate brilliancy
Cheer - To dispel gloom, sorrow, silence or apathy to cause to rejoice to gladden to make cheerful as, to cheer a lonely desert the cheering rays of the Sun good news cheers the heart
Sabbath - The heathen nations in the north of Europe dedicated this day to the Sun, and hence their christian descendants continue to call the day Sunday
Ashtoreth - ...
The earliest worship of apostasy was that of the Sun, moon, etc. This naturally was grafted on idol worship, Baal sometimes being the Sun god, sometimes distinct (2 Kings 23:5)
Burn - ) To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the Sun; the Sun burns the grass
Enoch - The seventh name in the list of ten antediluvian kings given by Berosus is Evedoranchus, which (it seems certain) is a corruption of Enmeduranki, a king of Sippar who was received into the fellowship of Shamash (the Sun-god) and Ramman, was initiated into the mysteries of heaven and earth, and became the founder of a guild of priestly diviners. A trace of an original connexion with the Sun-god has been suspected in the 365 years of Enoch’s life (the number of days in the solar year)
Ammon - ...
The word Amoun, which imports "shining," according to Jablonski, denoted the effects produced by the Sun on attaining the equator, such as the increase of the days; a more splendid light; and above all, the fortunate presage of the inundation of the Nile, and its consequent abundance. Eusebius adds, that this symbol marked the conjunction of the Sun and moon in the sign of the ram
Idol - ...
Hammanim, "sun-images. " Hamman is a synonym of Baal, the Sun-god of the Phoenicians (2 Chronicles 34:4,7 ; 14:3,5 ; Isaiah 17:8 )
Warp - To turn, twist or be twisted out of a straight direction as, a board warps in seasoning, or in the heat of the Sun, by shrinking. The heat of the Sun warps boards and timber
Baal (1) - "Sun images" (hammanim ; Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9; 2 Chronicles 34:4) "were on high above the altars" of Baal (Jeremiah 43:13); "the images of Bethshemesh," literally "the pillars (obelisks) of the house of the Sun. An inscription at Palmyra names him Baal Shemesh, owner of the Sun. His generating, vivifying power is symbolized by the Sun (2 Kings 23:5), as Ashtoreth is by the moon, Venus, and the heavenly hosts
Partake, Partaker - ...
A — 2: συγκοινωνός (Strong's #4791 — Noun Masculine — Sunkoinonos — soong-koy-no-nos' ) denotes "partaking jointly with" (sun, and No. ...
A — 4: συμμέτοχος (Strong's #4830 — Adjective — summetochos — soom-met'-okh-os ) "partaking together with" (sun, "with," and No. ...
B — 2: συγκοινωνέω (Strong's #4790 — Verb — Sunkoinoneo — soong-koy-no-neh'-o ) see FELLOWSHIP , B, No. ...
B — 6: συμμερίζω (Strong's #4829 — Verb — summerizo — soom-mer-id'-zom-ahee ) primarily, "to distribute in shares" (sun, "with," meros, "a part"), in the Middle Voice, "to have a share in," is used in 1 Corinthians 9:13 , AV, "are partakers with (the altar)," RV, "have their portion with," i
Company - ...
A — 2: συνοδία (Strong's #4923 — Noun Feminine — Sunodia — soon-od-ee'-ah ) lit. , "a way or journey together" (sun, "with," hodos, "a way"), denotes, by metonymy, "a company of travelers;" in Luke 2:44 , of the company from which Christ was missed by Joseph and Mary. "denotes a drinking together (sun, "with," pino, "to drink"), a drinking-party;" hence, by metonymy, "any table party or any company arranged as a party. ...
B — 1: συναναμίγνυμι (Strong's #4874 — Verb — Sunanamignumi — soon-an-am-ig'-noo-mee ) lit. , "to mix up with" (sun, "with," ana, "up," mignumi, "to mix, mingle"), signifies "to have, or keep, company with," 1 Corinthians 5:9,11 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:14 . ...
B — 2: συνέρχομαι (Strong's #4905 — Verb — Sunerchomai — soon-er'-khom-ahee ) "to come, or go, with," is rendered "have companied" in Acts 1:21
Abana, And Pharpar - As these rivers of Damascus were never dry, but made the region they watered like the Garden of Eden for fertility and beauty, Naaman might well contrast them with most of "the waters of Israel," which dry up under the summer Sun
Juniper - Our Arabs always selected the place of encampment, if possible, in a spot where it grew, in order to be sheltered by it at night from the wind; and during the day, when they often went on in advance of the camels, we found them not unfrequently sitting or sleeping under a bush of retem to shelter them from the Sun
Refresh, Refreshing - ...
A — 2: συναναπαύομαι (Strong's #4875 — Verb — Sunanapauomai — soon-an-ap-ow'-om-ahee ) "to lie down, to rest with" (sun, "with," and No
Asenath - Her name is probably Egyptian, and means "she who is consecrated to Neith," the goddess of wisdom, a tutelary deity of On or Revelation Athom, the city of the Sun god, the Athene of Greece
Moon - From early times people recognized the importance of the moon, as well as the Sun, in helping to produce a variety of weather and a cycle of regular seasons (Genesis 1:14-18; Psalms 104:19)
Sorrow: Benefit of - Two seeds lie before us: the one is warmed in the Sun, the other falls from the sower's hand into the cold dark earth, and there it lies buried beneath the soil. That seed which Suns itself in the noontide beam may rejoice in the light in which it basks, but it is liable to be devoured by the bird; and certainly nought can come of it, however long it may linger above ground; but the other seed, hidden beneath the clods in a damp, dark sepulchre, soon swells, germinates, bursts its sheath, upheaves the mould, springs up a green blade, buds, blossoms, becomes a flower, exhales perfume, and loads the wings of every wind. Better far for the seed to pass intO the earth and die, than to lie in the Sunshine and produce no fruit; and even thus for thee the future in its sorrow shall be as a sowing in a fertile land; tears shall moisten thee, grace shall increase within tjee, and thou shalt grow up in the likeness of thy Lord unto perfection of holiness, to be such a flower of God's own planting as even angels shall delight to gaze upon in the day of thy transplanting to celestial soil
Distant - Saturn is supposed to be nearly nine hundred million miles distant from the Sun
Bed, Bedstead - For covering, a quilt sufficed, and in cold weather a thicker one; but often they used their own garments only: this accounts for the law that a garment taken in pledge must be restored when the Sun went down, that the owner might sleep in his own raiment, or outer garment
Tammuz - As this was an age when Israel were gone far into idolatry, it should seem that this was an idol particularly worshipped by the women, as the Sun was the idol of the men
Morsel - Moth - ...
Ecclesiastes 11:6 (c) This represents the bright times in life when the Sun is shining, the birds are singing and the soul is filled with hope and joy
Air - The fifth angel of Revelation opens the bottomless pit, which is so dominated by fire that its smoke thus released darkened the Sun and the air (Revelation 9:2 )
Mount Gerizim - This mount lay on the other side Jordan towards the way of the going down of the Sun in Canaan
Corner - The "corner of the house-top," Proverbs 21:9, is a narrow place exposed to Sun and rain, contrasted with the wide room or house below
Paper Reed - They were afterward pressed, and then dried in the Sun, and thus were prepared sheets or leaves for writing upon in characters marked by a coloured liquid passing through a hollow reed
the - The Sun is the source of light and heat
Allow - ...
3: συνευδοκέω (Strong's #4909 — Verb — Suneudokeo — soon-yoo-dok-eh'-o ) "to consent or fully approve" (sun, "with," eu, "well," dokeo, "to think"), is translated "allow" in Luke 11:48 ; "was consenting" in Acts 8:1 ; 22:20
Inclose - 1: συγκλείω (Strong's #4788 — Verb — Sunkleio — soong-kli'-o ) "to shut together, shut in on all sides" (sun, "with," kleio, "to shut"), is used of a catch of fish, Luke 5:6 ; metaphorically in Romans 11:32 , of God's dealings with Jew and Gentile, in that He has "shut up (AV, concluded) all onto disobedience, that He might have mercy upon all
Confound, Confuse, Confusion - ...
A — 2: σύγχυσις (Strong's #4799 — Noun Feminine — Sunchusis — soong'-khoo-sis ) "a pouring or mixing together" (sun, "with," cheo, "to pour"); hence "a disturbance, confusion, a tumultuous disorder, as of riotous persons," is found in Acts 19:29 . ...
B — 1: συγχύνω (Strong's #4797 — Verb — Suncheo — ) or Sunchunno or Sunchuno (the verb form of A
Earth - It is one of the primary planets, revolving round the Sun in an orbit which is between those of Venus and Mars. Its distance from the Sun is about ninety five millions of miles,and its annual revolution constitutes the year of 365 days, 5 hours, and nearly 49 minutes
Manna - The most important passages of the Old Testament on this topic are the following: ( Exodus 16:14-36 ; Numbers 11:7-9 ; 11:5,16; Joshua 5:12 ; Psalm 78:24 ; 25 ) From these passages we learn that the manna came every morning except the Sabbath, in the form of a small round seed resembling the hear frost that it must be gathered early, before the Sun became so hot as to melt it; that it must be gathered every day except the Sabbath; that the attempt to lay aside for a succeeding day, except on the clay immediately preceding the Sabbath, failed by the substance becoming wormy and offensive; that it was prepared for food by grinding and baking; that its taste was like fresh oil, and like wafers made with honey, equally agreeable to all palates; that the whole nation, of at least 2,000,000, subsisted upon it for forty years; that it suddenly ceased when they first got the new corn of the land of Canaan; and that it was always regarded as a miraculous gift directly from God, and not as a product of nature. According to Burckhardt it drops from the thorns on the sticks and leaves with which the ground is covered, and must be gathered early in the day or it will be melted by the Sun
Catch - ...
7: συναρπάζω (Strong's #4884 — Verb — Sunarpazo — soon-ar-pad'-zo ) Sun, used intensively, and No. ...
8: συλλαμβάνω (Strong's #4815 — Verb — sullambano — sool-lam-ban'-o ) Sun, and No
Judgment - Ezekiel 32:7 , where the destruction of Egypt is described by the figures of covering the heaven, and making the stars thereof dark; and of covering the Sun with a cloud, and of hindering the moon from giving her light. In Joel 2:10 , the invasion of Judea by foreign armies is thus foretold: "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble; the Sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. " God, threatening the Jews, is introduced saying, "In that day I will cause the Sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day," Amos 8:9 . Lastly: our Lord, in his prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem, has the following expressions: "After the tribulation of those days shall the Sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken," Matthew 24:29 . They mention only the rolling of the heavens together as a scroll the obscuring of the light of the Sun and of the moon, the shaking of the heavens and the earth, and the falling down of the stars: whereas Peter speaks of the utter destruction of all the parts of this mundane system by fire. Nothing of terror or magnificence hitherto beheld,—no glory of the rising Sun after a night of darkness and of storm,—no convulsions of the earth,—no wide irruption of waters,—no flaming comet dragging its burning train over half the heaven, can convey to us an adequate conception of that day of terrible brightness and irresistible devastation
Gourd - " At the present day it is trained to run over structures of mud and brush to form boots to protect the gardeners from the heat of the noon-day Sun
Fetishism - Basthold, 1805, claims as fetish "everything produced by nature or art, which receives divine honor, including Sun, moon, earth, air, fire, water, mountains, rivers, trees, stones, images, animals, if considered as objects of divine worship
Ashtoreth, Plural Ash'Taroth - As to the opinion that Baal designates the Sun, and Ashtoreth the moon, see under Jeremiah 7:18 11:13 44:17,18 Ezekiel 16:1-63
Astronomy - The Bible does not aim to teach the science of astronomy, but speaks of the Sun, moon, and stars in the familiar language of mankind in all ages
Calendar, Gregorian - As the length of the year depends on the time of the earth's journey around the Sun, and as that journey is not completed in exactly 365 days, Julius Cresar made each fourth year a "leap year" by inserting an additional day in February
Ambition - Caligula, with the world at his feet, was mad with a longing for the moon, and could he have gained it the imperial lunatic would have coveted the Sun
Time - Mode of duration marked by certain periods, chiefly by the motion and revolution of the Sun
Day - Reckoned from Sunset to Sunset by the Hebrew. Fuller divisions are: dawn, of which the several stages appear in Christ's resurrection (Mark 16:2; John 20:1; Revelation 22:16, "the bright and morning star" answering to Aijeleth Shahar, "gazelle of the morning," Psalm 22 title; Matthew 28:1; Luke 24:1); Sunrise; heat of the day; the two noons (tsaharaim , Hebrew; Genesis 43:16); the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8); evening (divided into early evening and late evening after actual Sunset). Ahaz introduced the Sun dial from Babylon (Isaiah 38:8)
Street (2) - The footway is made narrow, the upper storeys frequently overhanging the road, for protection against the heat of the Sun
Star - 1: ἀστήρ (Strong's #792 — Noun Masculine — aster — as-tare' ) "a star," Matthew 2:2-10 ; 24:29 ; Mark 13:25 ; 1 Corinthians 15:41 ; Revelation 6:13 ; 8:10-12 ; 9:1 ; 12:1,4 , isused metaphorically, (a) of Christ, as "the morning star," figurative of the approach of the day when He will appear as the "sun of righteousness," to govern the earth in peace, an event to be preceded by the rapture of the Church, Revelation 2:28 ; 22:16 , the promise of the former to the overcomer being suggestive of some special personal interest in Himself and His authority; (b) of the angels of the seven churches, Revelation 1:16,20 ; 2:1 ; 3:1 ; (c) of certain false teachers, described as "wandering stars," Jude 1:13 , as if the "stars," intended for light and guidance, became the means of deceit by irregular movements
West - —In Palestine the direction of the setting Sun is also that of the sea, and the West is therefore the source from which rain is generally expected (1 Kings 18:44, Luke 12:54)
Grain of Wheat - Now, just as according to the law of nature the grain of wheat, under the penalty of remaining alone to rot, be trampled upon, or eaten, must die, that is, sacrifice all that it hides within itself in support of the life that develops within it under the influence of Sun and rain, so too must Jesus, according to the law of grace, suffer and die, that is, sacrifice all that He possesses according to the natural order in order that mankind may be redeemed, souls saved, honor and glory given to God
Bat - These animals fly in flocks from isle to isle, obscuring the Sun by their numbers
Gregorian Calendar - As the length of the year depends on the time of the earth's journey around the Sun, and as that journey is not completed in exactly 365 days, Julius Cresar made each fourth year a "leap year" by inserting an additional day in February
Fig, Fig-Tree - It also agrees with the description of "sitting under the fig-tree" for repose, its branches and leaves giving protection from the heat of the Sun
Firmament - It includes the atmosphere immediately round the earth, in which the birds fly, and which bears up the clouds (Genesis 1:6-7; Genesis 1:20; in Genesis 1:14 it also comprises the region in which the Sun, moon, and stars are seen)
Cloud - ...
CLOUD, To overspread with a cloud or clouds as, the sky is clouded clouds intercept the rays of the Sun
Transfiguration - The Lord, speaking to His disciples prior to the transfiguration, said that some should see "the Son of man coming in his kingdom;" "the kingdom of God come with power;" and Matthew records that Christ "was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the light
Accad - It is about 400 feet in circumference and 125 feet high, composed of Sun-dried bricks, reeds, bitumen etc
a'Haz - (2 Kings 23:12 ) His only service of permanent value was the introduction of the Sun-dial
Gourd - The leaves are large and palmate, with serrated lobes, and would form un excellent shelter for the Sun-stroken prophet
Rear - Who now shall rear you to the Sun, or rank your tribes? ...
Conformed, Conformable - A — 1: συμμορφόω (Strong's #4833 — Verb — summorphizo — soom-mor-fo'-o ) "to make of like form with another person or thing, to render like" (sun, "with," morphe, "a form"), is found in Philippians 3:10 (in the Passive participle of the verb), "becoming conformed" (or "growing into conformity") to the death of Christ, indicating the practical apprehension of the death of the carnal self, and fulfilling his share of the sufferings following upon the sufferings of Christ
Locust - "Their numbers exceed computation: the hebrews called them 'the countless,' and the Arabs knew them as 'the darkeners of the Sun. Innumerable as the drops of water or the sands of the seashore, their flight obscures the Sun and casts a thick shadow on the earth (Exodus 10:15 ; Judges 6:5 ; 7:12 ; Jeremiah 46:23 ; Joel 2:10 )
Mithra - The Romans identified Mithra with the Sun god. These stages corresponded to the seven planetary spheres through which one must ascend to reach the abode of the blessed: the Raven, the Occult, the Soldier, the Lion, the Persian, the Runner of the Sun, and the Father. Among the more prominent are: December 25 the god's birthday, Sunday the holy day, baptism, a sacred meal, categorical ethics, belief in a final judgment with eternal life for the righteous and punishment for the wicked, and that the world would finally be destroyed by fire
Idolatry - From the custom once introduced of erecting monuments in memory of any solemn covenants, the transition was easy into the notion, that some deity took its residence in them, in order to punish the first aggressors; and this might be soon improved by an ignorant and degenerate world, till not only birds, beasts, stocks, and stones, but Sun, moon, and stars, were called into the same office; though used, perhaps, at first, by the designing part of mankind, as scare-crows, to overawe the ignorant. ...
Sanchoniathon, who wrote his "Phenician Antiquities" apparently with a view to apologize for idolatry, traces its origin to the descendants of Cain, the elder branch, who began with the worship of the Sun, and afterward added a variety of other methods of idolatrous worship: proceeding to deify the several parts of nature, and men after their death; and even to consecrate the plants shooting out of the earth, which the first men judged to be gods, and worshipped as those that sustained the lives of themselves and of their posterity. It is certain, that the sentient nature and divinity of the Sun, moon, and stars, was strenuously asserted by the philosophers, particularly by Pythagoras and his followers, and by the Stoics, as well as believed by the common people, and was, indeed, the very foundation of the Pagan idolatry. Thus we find that the primary gods of the Heathens in general were Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Apollo, Mercury, Venus, and Diana; by which we can understand no other than the Sun and moon, and the five greatest luminaries next to these. Plutarch expressly censures the Epicureans for asserting that the Sun and moon, whom all men worshipped, are void of intelligence. ...
Sanchoniathon represents the most ancient nations, particularly the Phenicians and Egyptians, as acknowledging only the natural gods, the Sun, moon, planets, and elements; and Plato declares it as his opinion, that the first Grecians likewise held these only to be gods, as many of the barbarians did in his time. "One great spring and fountain of all idolatry," says Sir William Jones, "was the veneration paid by men to the Sun, or vast body of fire, which ‘looks from his sole dominion like the god of this world;' and another, the immoderate respect shown to the memory of powerful or virtuous ancestors and warriors, of whom the Sun and the moon were wildly supposed to be the parents
Tadmor - the summer and the winter Sun, are named in one inscription (Bochart, Geogr
Observation - We apply the word to simple vision, as when one says, a spot on the Sun's disk did not fall under his observation or to the notice or cognizance of the mind, as when one says, the distinction made by the orator escaped his observation. In navigation, the taking of the altitude of the Sun or a star in order to find the latitude
Gourd - Since, however, it is now known that in the vicinity of the ancient Nineveh, a plant of the gourd kind is commonly trained to run over structures of mud and brush, to form booths in which the gardeners may protect themselves from the terrible beams of he Asiatic Sun, this goes far to show that this vine, called in the Arabic ker'a, is the true gourd of Jonah
Sharpen - To make more tart or acid to make sour as, the rays of the Sun sharpen vinegar
Her'Mon - " When the whole country is parched with the summer Sun, white lines of snow streak the head of Hermon
Talk - ...
B — 2: συλλαλέω (Strong's #4814 — Verb — sullaleo — sool-lal-eh'-o ) "to speak with" (sun), is translated "to talk with," Matthew 17:3 ; Mark 9:4 ; Luke 9:30 . ...
B — 4: συνομιλέω (Strong's #4926 — Verb — Sunomileo — soon-om-il-eh'-o ) "to converse, talk with," occurs in Acts 10:27
Plague - The Seer beholds successive Divine judgments fall upon the earth, the sea, the rivers, the Sun, moon, and stars
Hadad - A name often recurring in the Syrian and Edomite dynasties, meaning the Sun; so applied as the official title to the king, as supreme on earth as the Sun is in the sky
Pledge - "In any case, saith the Lord, thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the Sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee. " (Deuteronomy 24:10-13) Precious Jesus! I would say as I read those sweet Scriptures of mercy, I have pledged to thee all I have, and all I am; and do I not see in this blessed command of thine thy gracious tenderness of heart to give me all my justly forfeited pledges, that the Sun may not go down and I be found naked, but sleep secure in thy garment of salvation, that my soul may bless thee! This is indeed the Lord's righteousness, which is upon all, and unto all, that believe
Hutchinsonians - His editors tell us, he found, upon examination, that the Hebrew Scriptures nowhere ascribe motion to the body of the Sun, nor fixedness to the earth; that they describe the created system to be a plenum without any vacuum at all, and reject the assistance of gravitation, attraction, or any such occult qualities, for performing the stated operations of nature, which are carried on by the mechanism of the heavens, in their threefold condition of fire, light, and spirit, or air, the material agents set to work at the beginning; that the heavens, thus framed by almighty Wisdom, are an instituted emblem and visible substitute of Jehovah Aleim, the eternal Three, the coequal and co- adorable Trinity in Unity; that the unity of substance in the heavens points out the unity of essence and the distinction of conditions, the personality in Deity, without confounding the persons or dividing the substance; and that, from their being made emblems, they are called in Hebrew shemim, the names, representatives, or substitutes, expressing by their names that they are emblems, and, by their conditions or offices, what it is they are emblems of. Hutchinson supposes that "the air exists in three conditions, fire, light, and spirit; the two latter are the finer and grosser parts of the air in motion: from the earth to the Sun, the air is finer and finer till it becomes pure light near the confines of the Sun, and fire in the orb of the Sun, or solar focus
Creation - The scientist may speak of the Sun as the centre of the solar system, with the earth a minor satellite of the Sun, and the moon a minor satellite of the earth. To them the earth appears stationary, and the Sun ‘rises’ and ‘sets’ as it moves around the earth (1 Chronicles 16:30; Ecclesiastes 1:5; Malachi 1:11; Matthew 5:45). The Sun is the ‘greater light’ and the moon the ‘lesser light’ (Genesis 1:16)
Queen of Heaven - In Arabia, cakes were offered to the goddess of the evening-star and to the Sun-god; and the Israelites offered bread and cakes to Jahweh (see ‘Meal-offering’ and ‘Shewbread’ in art
Hermon - " During the night "he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the Sun
Birds in Symbolism -
The eagle, reputed to have the power of looking directly at the Sun, is a symbol of Christ gazing undaunted on the brightness of God the Father, and of Saint John absorbed in contemplating the highest truth
Soldier - ...
A — 3: συστρατιώτης (Strong's #4961 — Noun Masculine — sustratiotes — soos-trat-ee-o'-tace ) "a fellow-soldier," (sun, "with," and No
Baal - The Sun-god, under the general title of Baal, or "lord," was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites
Tent - It is an effective shelter from the Sun
Wheel - Perhaps they represented the wheels of God's invisible chariot moving across the sky (“chariots of the Sun,” see 2 Kings 23:11 ) or the wheels of God's throne (Daniel 7:9 )
Ethiopians - As 'Ham' signifies 'black,' he was probably a dark man, and it is implied in Song of Solomon 1:6 that the Sun causes the complexion to be black or dark, therefore the farther south in Africa (to the Equator), the darker would be the skin
Earth - ) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the Sun, moon, or stars
Compact - Now the bright Sun compacts the precious stone
Sheaf - The deputies demanded three times successively if the Sun was set; and were as often answered that it was
Ashtaroth - Her temples generally accompanied those of the Sun; and while bloody sacrifices of human victims were offered to Baal, bread, liquors, and perfumes were presented to Astarte
Lebanon - "Lebanon toward the Sun-rising," Joshua 13:5, called by classic writers Anti-Libanus, and enclosing a valley from five to eight miles broad—" the valley of Lebanon," Joshua 11:17; called by classic writers Cœlo-Syria
Relieve - The moon relieves the luster of the Sun with a milder light. Parallels or like relations alternately relieve each other when neither will pass asunder, yet are they plausible together
Symbolism, Birds in -
The eagle, reputed to have the power of looking directly at the Sun, is a symbol of Christ gazing undaunted on the brightness of God the Father, and of Saint John absorbed in contemplating the highest truth
Warm - The Sun in summer warms the earth, and gives life to vegetation
Token - ...
2: σύσσημον (Strong's #4953 — Noun Neuter — sussemon — soos'-say-mon ) "a fixed sign or signal, agreed upon with others" (sun, "with"), is used in Mark 14:44 , "a token
Imitate, Imitator - ...
B — 2: συμμιμητής (Strong's #4831 — Noun Masculine — summimetes — soom-mim-ay-tace' ) denotes "a fellow imitator" (sun, "with," and No
Sheshbazzar - ]'>[2] in several forms, some of which point to the Sun-god Samas , others ( e. Sanabassar ) to the moon-god Sin as the derivation, the meaning being ‘O Sun-god [3], protect the lord [4]
Fashion - ...
C — 2: συσχηματίζω (Strong's #4964 — Verb — suschematizo — soos-khay-mat-id'-zo ) "to give the same figure or appearance as, to conform to" (sun, "with," schema, cp. ...
D — 1: σύμμορφος (Strong's #4832 — Adjective — summorphos — soom-mor-fos' ) "having like form with" (sun, "with," morphe, "form"), is used in Romans 8:29 ; Philippians 3:21 (AV, "fashioned," RV, "conformed")
Therapeutae - Then the speaker, rising, Sung a hymn of praise to God; in the last verse of which the whole assembly joined. On great festivals, the meeting was closed with a vigil, in which sacred music was performed, accompanied with solemn dancing; and these vigils were continued till morning, when the assembly, after a morning prayer, in which their faces were directed towards the rising Sun, was broken up. ...
So abstemious were these ascetics, that they commonly ate nothing before the setting Sun, and often fasted two or three days
Rhodes - Highly favoured by Nature-‘the Sun shines every day in Rhodes,’ said an ancient proverb (Pliny, Historia Naturalis (Pliny) ii. Her coins, with the Sun-god on the one side and the Rose on the other, are among the most beautiful in existence
Baal - Baal was both the Sun-god and storm-god. He was worshiped as Sun-god when the people wished to express thanks and gratitude for light and warmth and fertility
Rain - After a rain, the clouds should disappear, and the Sun should shine again. With the aged, however, there is no longer a consciousness of joy following sorrow, nor smiles following tears, nor the Sun following rain
Peace: of a Believer - He has not a consolation like a swollen torrent which is dried up under the hot Sun of adversity, but peace is his rightful possession at all times. You may see its waves in the hour of tempest by the lightning's flash, as well as in the day of calm when the Sun shineth brightly on them
Winds - As it often blows with a terrible roaring and violence, it carries dust and fine sand high up into the air, so that the whole atmosphere is lurid, and seems in a state of combustion, and the Sun is shorn of his beams, and looks like a globe of dull smoldering fire. Such a tempest may have suggested some features in the prophetic descriptions of the day of God's power: "wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke: the Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood," Joel 2:30,31 Acts 2:19,20
Change - To pass the Sun, as the moon in its orbit as, the moon will change the 14th of this month. A passing by the Sun, and the beginning of a new monthly revolution as a change of the moon
Time - ...
God, who at Sundry times, and in divers manners, spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets. Thus the diurnal revolution of the Sun measures a space of time or duration. Apparent time, in astronomy, true solar time, regulated by the apparent motions of the Sun
Affliction: Effects of in Different People - But when the clouds have poured out their torrents in summer, when the winds have spent their fury, and the Sun breaks forth again in glory, all things seem to rise with renewed loveliness from their refreshing bath
Bethhoron - of the nether village (Ajalon) over which the Sun stood still there remains still the name Yalo
Fellowship - ...
B — 2: συγκοινωνέω (Strong's #4790 — Verb — Sunkoinoneo — soong-koy-no-neh'-o ) "to have fellowship with or in" (sun, "with," and No
Goodness of God - His general goodness is seen in all his creatures; yea in the inanimate creation, the Sun, the earth, and all his works; and in the government, support, and protection of the world at large, Psalms 36:6 ; Psalms 145:1-21
Poor - ...
Usury was forbidden, and the pledged raiment was to be returned before the Sun went down (Exodus 22:25-27 ; Deuteronomy 24:10-13 )
Self-Righteousness: Destroyed by Conviction of Sin - Slavery in mines where the Sun never shines must be preferable to the miseries of a soul goaded by an awakened conscience to seek salvation by its own merits
Azekah - In the battle Joshua commanded the Sun and moon to stand still (Joshua 10:12 )
Man (the Good): Beneficial Influence of - It is at the rising of the Sun that this vegetable fountain is most abundant
Period - ) A portion of time as limited and determined by some recurring phenomenon, as by the completion of a revolution of one of the heavenly bodies; a division of time, as a series of years, months, or days, in which something is completed, and ready to recommence and go on in the same order; as, the period of the Sun, or the earth, or a comet
Shed - ) To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the Sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain
Feet (Under) - In this passage, the Sun represents Jacob, the father, the moon represents Joseph's mother, the stars represent the other brothers
Tabernacle - Psalm 19:4 (a) The great expanse of the heavens is described as a tent in which the Sun rules and reigns
Academics - Jesus Christ, therefore, is with great propriety called the Day Spring from on High, the Sun of Righteousness, that arose upon a benighted world to dispel the clouds of ignorance and error, and discover to lost man the path of happiness and heaven
Join - ...
3: συζεύγνυμι (Strong's #4801 — Verb — su(n)zeugnumi — sood-zyoog'-noo-mee ) "to yoke together" (sun, "with," zugos, "a yoke"), is used metaphorically of union in wedlock, in Matthew 19:6 ; Mark 10:9 . ...
4: συνομορέω (Strong's #4927 — Verb — Sunomoreo — soon-om-or-eh'-o ) "to border on," is used of a house as being contiguous with a synagogue, in Acts 18:7 , "joined hard to. (2) In Ephesians 4:16 , Sunarmologeo, "to fit" or "frame together," is translated "fitly joined together," AV (RV, "fitly framed
Nitre - It rises from the bottom of the lake to the top of the water, and is there condensed by the heat of the Sun into the hard and dry form in which it is sold
Cloud - They also vanished quickly in the Sun, symbolizing the brief nature of human life (Job 7:9 ) but also the brief life of human sin when God forgives (Isaiah 44:22 )
Socialism - The idea of common ownership as a remedy for the inequalities of life appears in Plato's Republic, Campanella's City of the Sun, and other writmgs of ancient and modern times
Ship - Navigators crept carefully along the shores, from one headland or prominent point to another, making a harbor if practicable every night; and when out of sight of land, being ignorant of the compass and quadrant, they guided their course by the Sun and certain stars
Maximus, Bishop of Alexandria - Maximus died on Sun
Zabii - But we speak here of the Zabians as a sect, probably the first corrupters of the patriarchal religion; and so called, as is believed, from tsabiim, the "hosts," that is, of heaven; namely, the Sun, moon, and stars, to whom they rendered worship; first immediately, and afterward through the medium of images; this particularly distinguished them from the magi, whose idolatry wa confined to the solar orb, and its earthly representative, the fire. That the worship of the heavenly bodies prevailed in the east at a very early period, is certain from the words of Job, who thus exculpates himself from the charge of idolatry: "If I beheld the Sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness, and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above," Job 22:26-28 . They dedicated images to the Sun and the other celestial orbs, supposing that, by a formal consecration of them to those luminaries, a divine virtue was infused into them, by which they acquired the faculty of understanding, and the power of conferring prophecy and other gifts upon their worshippers. Others were frivolous and tedious; as offering bats and mice to the Sun, various and frequent ablutions, lustrations, &c
New - Having passed the change or conjunction with the Sun as the new moon
Abednego - This name imports the servant of Nago, or Nego, which is supposed to signify the Sun, or morning star, so called from its brightness
Branch - "They put the branch to their nose" (Ezekiel 8:17), expressing insolent security; they turn up their nose with scorn, or rather they held up a branch of tamarisk to their nose at daybreak, while singing hymns to the rising Sun
ir-ha-Heres - Onias read "city of the Sun" (ha-heres ), i
Equal, Equality - ...
B — 2: συνηλικιώτης (Strong's #4915 — Noun Masculine — Sunelikiotes — soon-ay-lik-ee-o'-tace ) denotes "one of the same age, an equal in age" (sun, "with," helikia, "an age"), "a contemporary," Galatians 1:14 , RV, "of mine own age," for AV "mine equals," the reference being to the Apostle's good standing among his fellow students in the rabbinical schools; cp
Ostrich - During the day the heat of the Sun is a sufficient incubator, but at night the birds take turns in keeping the eggs warm
Rimmon - Ηadadrimmon may be the full name, from Ηadad "the Sun god" and Rimmon the pomegranate" ripened in the autumn
Beam - ) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the Sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat
Might - Let them that love him be as the Sun when he goeth forth in his might
Above - I saw a light above the brightness of the Sun, Acts 26
Cloud - Their goodness passes away quickly as a cloud is dispersed by the early Sun. ...
Joel 2:2 (b) This is typical of the shades and shadows of sorrow which often come quickly into human life and hide the Sunshine
Presents - "For from the rising of the Sun, even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering
Coal - The destruction of the forests of Palestine and Syria may be assigned as the main reason for the absence of timbered gables, and the universal prevalence, instead, of brickwork cupola roofs, and also for the wretched substitutes for fuel now employed by the natives, such as Sun-dried cakes of chaff and dung, etc
Heaven - The region or expanse which surrounds the earth, and which appears above and around us, like an immense arch or vault, in which are seen the Sun, moon and stars
Gibeon - When the Amorites attacked Gibeon, because they had made peace with Israel, Joshua hastened to their deliverance, and to lengthen the daylight he said, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon
Revolution - ) The motion of any body, as a planet or satellite, in a curved line or orbit, until it returns to the same point again, or to a point relatively the same; - designated as the annual, anomalistic, nodical, sidereal, or tropical revolution, according as the point of return or completion has a fixed relation to the year, the anomaly, the nodes, the stars, or the tropics; as, the revolution of the earth about the Sun; the revolution of the moon about the earth
Banner - " (Psalms 20:5) And hence also, the church, when beheld in her warlike appearance, fighting in the strength of her Lord, is said to be, "fair as the moon, clear as the Sun, and terrible as an army with banners
Divide - 4:19, where the Sun, moon, and stars are said to have been “allotted” to all peoples by God
Nazareth - The town presents a striking appearance, the houses being built of the white limestone of the neighbourhood, which reflects the rays of the Sun
Mount - ) Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of "planets," and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus
Hireling - Here we observed, every morning before the Sun rose, that a numerous band of peasants were collected with spades in their hands, waiting, as they informed us, to be hired for the day to work in the surrounding fields
Bow, Bowed - ...
2: συγκάμπτω (Strong's #4781 — Verb — Sunkampto — soong-kamp'-to ) signifies "to bend completely together, to bend down by compulsory force," Romans 11:10 . ...
3: συγκύπτω (Strong's #4794 — Verb — Sunkupto — soong-koop'-to ) "to bow together" (sun, "together with," kupto, "to bow"), is said, in Luke 13:11 , of the woman crippled with a physical infirmity
Complete, Completion, Completely - ...
A — 3: συντελέω (Strong's #4931 — Verb — Sunteleo — soon-tel-eh'-o ) "to end together, bring quite to an end" (sun, "together," intensive, telos, "an end"), is said (a) of the "completion" of a period of days, Luke 4:2 ; Acts 21:27 ; (b) of "completing" something; some mss
Old - We never say, the old Sun, or an old mountain
Shade - An obscure place, properly in a grove or close wood, which precludes the Sun's rays an hence, a secluded retreat. To shelter or screen from light by intercepting its rays and when applied to the rays of the Sun, it segnifies to shelter from light and heat as, a large tree shades the plants under its branches shaded vegetables rarely come to perfection
Star - Under the name of stars, the Hebrew comprehended all the constellations, planets, and heavenly luminaries, except the Sun and moon
Day - The variable length of the natural day at different seasons led in the very earliest times to the adoption of the civil day (or one revolution of the Sun) as a standard of time. " ...
"Sunrise. wind ) of the day," before Sunset, ( Genesis 3:8 ) --so called by the Persians to this day. the first watch, lasting till midnight, (Lamentations 2:19 ) the "middle watch," lasting till cockcrow, (Judges 7:19 ) and the "morning watch," lasting till Sunrise
Conscience - 1: συνείδησις (Strong's #4893 — Noun Feminine — Suneidesis — soon-i'-day-sis ) lit. , "a knowing with" (sun, "with," oida, "to know"), i
Morning - For Israel He will appear as "the Sun of righteousness;" as the "morning" Star which precedes He will appear for the rapture of the church
Porch - When ‘porch’ is a translation of στοά, it denotes a portico (so Acts 3:11 RVm_), covered colonnade, or cloister, where people could walk and talk, protected from Sun or rain, and where liberty of public speaking and teaching was generally enjoyed
Night - Some day this night will be past, and CHRIST, the Sun of Righteousness, will resume His place on the earth, but not as a lowly shepherd, but as the mighty King who will bring light and life to the nation of Israel. ...
Revelation 21:25 (a) In Heaven where the Lord is the light, there are no times of darkness, no seasons of sorrow or perplexity, no hidden times when the Sun goes down and sin comes up
High - Elevated above the horizon as, how high is the Sun? It is an hour high. ...
High day, high noon, the time when the Sun is in the meridian
Morning - ...
Bôqer can represent the time just before the rising of the Sun. until Sunrise, and in such a context the word indicates this period of time. 65:8 bôqer represents a place, specifically, the place where the Sun rises: “They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice
Sabbath - Sunday is a name without meaning, unless indeed it he connected with its derivation, and then it becomes still more improper! for if it be supposed, as some have said, that it took its rise during the time of the Saxon Heptarchy, and had reference to the Sun, and therefore called Sun-day, it savours of idolatry. We know that the Sun hath been in all ages the great idol of the eastern world
Rhodes - The famous Colossus was a statue of the Sun-god at the harbour entrance, 105 feet high
Tad'Mor - Among the most remarkable are the Tombs, the Temple of the Sun and the Street of Columns
Perish - ...
2: συναπόλλυμι (Strong's #4881 — Verb — Sunapollumi — soon-ap-ol'-loo-mee ) in the Middle Voice, denotes "to perish together" (sun, "with," and No
Deal With, Have Dealings With - ...
3: συγχράομαι (Strong's #4798 — Verb — Sunchraomai — soong-khrah'-om-ahee ) lit. , "to use with" (sun, "with," chraomai, "to use"), "to have in joint use, and hence to have dealings with," is said, in John 4:9 , of Jews and Samaritans
Fail - A — 1: ἐκλείπω (Strong's #1587 — Verb — ekleipo — ek-li'-po ) "to leave out" (ek, "out," leipo, "to leave"), used intransitively, means "to leave off, cease, fail;" it is said of the cessation of earthly life, Luke 16:9 ; of faith, Luke 22:32 ; of the light of the Sun, Luke 23:45 (in the best mss
Disciple - ...
A — 3: συμμαθητής (Strong's #4827 — Noun Masculine — summathetes — soom-math-ay-tace' ) means "a fellow disciple" (sun, with, and No
Samson - Of the Sun, the son of Manoah, born at Zorah
Firmament - Into this expanse, God set the Sun, moon, and stars (Genesis 1:14-18 )
Jasher - A book alluded to only in Joshua 10:13 as containing Joshua's, miracle of commanding the Sun and the moon to stand still; 2 Samuel 1:18 as containing David's elegy over Saul and Jonathan, entitled the "bow" song, celebrating Jonathan famous for the bow (compare 2 Samuel 1:22 and Psalm 60), a national song to be "taught'" to the people (not "he bade them teach the children of Judah (the use of) the bow"): Deuteronomy 31:19
Tammuz - From tamzuwz , "melted down," referring to the river Adonis fed by the melted snows of Lebanon, also to the Sun's decreasing heat in winter, and to Venus' melting lamentations for Adonis. The idea fabled was spring's beauties and the river's waters destroyed by summer heat (the river Adonis or nahr Ibrahim in spring becomes discolored with the heavy rains swelling the streams from Lebanon, which discoloration superstition attributed to Tammuz' blood); or else the earth clothed with beauty in the half year while the Sun is in the upper hemisphere, and losing it when he descends to the lower (Ezekiel 8:14)
Week - The Mahratta week has Aditwar (from aditya the Sun, and war day), Somwar (from som the moon) Monday, Mungulwar (from Μungul Mars) Tuesday, Boodhwar (from Βoodh Mercury) Wednesday, Bruhusputwar (from Βruhusputi Jupiter), Shookurwar (from Shookru Venus), and Shuniwar (from Shuni Saturn)
Shade - ) That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the Sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade
Hill - There is nothing to show that any particular city was referred to, but if the words were spoken on any height west of the Lake, Safed, with white walls gleaming in the Sun, must have been a striking feature in the landscape
Life: Power of the Inner - On a winter's day I have noticed a row of cottages, with a deep load of snow on their several roofs; but as the day wore on, large fragments began to tumble from the eaves of this one and that other, till, by-and-by, there was a simultaneous avalanche, and the whole heap slid over in powdery ruin on the pavement, and before the Sun went down you saw each roof as clear and dry as on a summer's eve. And so, by Sundry processes, you may clear off from a man's conduct the dead weight of conspicuous sins; but it needs a hidden heat, a vital warmth within, to produce such a separation between the soul and its besetting iniquities, that the whole wintry incubus, the entire body of sin, will come spontaneously away. His genial inhabitation thaws that soul and its favourite sins asunder, and makes the indolence and self-indulgence and indevotion fall off from their old resting-place on that dissolving heart
Fade - ...
James 1:11 (a) As the flower wilts and withers when there is no rain and the Sun is hot, so the rich man will droop as age comes on and the pleasures of life fail
Fly - The Sun god in Egypt was represented in the form of a beetle; thus their sin would be made their instrument of punishment
Signs - A false application has been made of this passage in using the varied positions of the Sun, moon, and planets as a means to foretell events
Salt - ...
* Salt in the East is not pure chloride of sodium, but mostly mixed with vegetable and earthy substances, and has been found at times, after being exposed to the Sun and rain, to be quite tasteless, and perfectly useless
Green - A plant growing in a dark room is yellow let this plant be carried into the open air,and the rays of the Sun will green it
Sink - ) To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the Sun sinks in the west
Lebanon - ...
The eastern range is often called ANTI-LEBANON, but in scripture it is alluded to as 'Lebanon toward the Sun-rising
Engedi - 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
Fulness - ) Grace in others is by participation, as the moon hath her light from the Sun, rivers their waters from the fountain: but in Christ all that perfection and influence which we include in that term is originally, naturally, and of himself
Number - ...
B — 4: συγκαταψηφίζομαι (Strong's #4785 — Verb — Sunkatapsephizo — soong-kat-aps-ay-fid'-zo ) "to vote or reckon (one) a place among" (sun, "with" or "among," kata, "down," and psephizo, "to count or vote," originally with pebbles, psephos, "a pebble"), is used of the "numbering" of Matthias with the eleven Apostles, Acts 1:26
Accord - , "fellow-souled or minded" (sun, "with," psuche, "the soul") occurs in Philippians 2:2 , "of one accord
Pitch - ופת , Exodus 2:3 ; Isaiah 34:9 ; Septuagint ασφαλτος ; a fat, combustible, oily matter, sometimes called asphaltos, from the lake Asphaltites, or Dead Sea, in Judea, on the surface of which it rises in the nature of liquid pitch, and floats like other oleaginous bodies; but is condensed by degrees, through the heat of the Sun, and grows dry and hard
Food - Among the poor, locusts were a common means of sustenance, being dried in the Sun, or roasted over the fire on iron plates
City - The "fenced cities" of the Jews, Deuteronomy 3:5 , were of various sizes and degrees of strength; some being surrounded by high and thick stone walls, and others by feebler ramparts, often of clay or Sun-dried bricks, and sometimes combustible, Isaiah 9:10 Amos 1:7-14
Blindness - The Sun is hot, and in the atmosphere floats a very fine dust, which enters and frets the eye
Saul - But he soon began to disobey God, and was rejected as unworthy to found a line of kings; his sins and misfortunes multiplied, and his Sun went down in gloom
ze'Rah - (rising (of the Sun))
Ostrich, - Ostriches are polygamous; the hens lay their eggs promiscuously in one nest, which is merely a hole scratched in the sand; the eggs are then covered over to the depth of about a foot, and are, in the case of those birds which are found within the tropics, generally left for the greater part of the day to the heat of the Sun, the parent-birds taking their turns at incubation during the night. The habit of the ostrich leaving its eggs to be matured by the Sun's heat is usually appealed to in order to confirm the scriptural account, "she leaveth her eggs to the earth;" but this is probably the case only with the tropical birds
Horse - The chariot-horses were covered with embroidered trappings (Ezekiel 27:20 ) Horses and chariots were used also in idolatrous processions, as noticed in regard to the Sun
Cover, Covering - ...
A — 4: συγκαλύπτω (Strong's #4780 — Verb — Sunkalupto — soong-kal-oop'-to ) lit. , "to cover together;" the Sun--, however, is intensive, and the verb signifies "to cover wholly, to cover up," Luke 12:2
Heir - ...
A — 2: συγκληρονόμος (Strong's #4789 — Noun Masculine — Sunkleronomos — soong-klay-ron-om'-os ) "a joint-heir, co-inheritor" (sun, "with," and No
Transfiguration, the - His raiment became white as the light,His face shone as the Sun, and Moses and Elias appeared and talkedwith Him
Chariot - ]'>[2] , although they are termed by the Hebrew historian ‘chariots of the Sun’ (2 Kings 23:11 ), their installation having been copied from the Babylonian custom of representing Shamash, the Sun-god, riding in a chariot
Hell - Swinden endeavoured to prove that it is seated in the Sun. Whiston advanced a new and strange hypothesis; according to him, the comets are so many hells, appointed in their orbits alternately to carry the damned to the confines of the Sun, there to be scorched by its violent heat; and then to return with them beyond the orb of Saturn, there to starve them in those cold and dismal regions
Hell - Swinden endeavoured to prove that it is seated in the Sun. Whiston advanced a new and strange hypothesis; according to him, the comets are so many hells, appointed in their orbits alternately to carry the damned to the confines of the Sun, there to be scorched by its violent heat; and then to return with them beyond the orb of Saturn, there to starve them in those cold and dismal regions
Directions (Geographical) - To orient oneself, the biblical person faced eastward toward the Sunrise. Thus in front is east and behind is west, where the Sun sets. ...
Israel combined its Sunrise-based system with a geographical viewpoint. ...
East and West The most important words for east and west are rising and setting, with reference to the Sun. The great sea of the Sun's setting (Joshua 1:4 ) or more simply the sea is the west
Idolatry - " The first objects of idolatrous worship are thought to have been the Sun, moon, and stars. only here, the scene being internal, the scandal of the sin is thereby abated; or external, as worshipping angels, the Sun, stars, animals, &c
Sinai - Mount Horeb stands west of Sinai; so that at Sun-rising the shadow of Sinai covers Horeb. ...
"Sinai," says Sandys, "has three tops of a marvellous height; that on the west side, where God appeared to Moses in a bush, fruitful in pasturage, far lower than the middlemost, and shadowed when the Sun riseth thereon; which is that whereon God gave the law to Moses, and which is now called the Mount of Moses, at the foot of which stands the monastery called St
Line - When the Sun below the line descends - ...
15. In astronomy, the circle which the Sun seems to describe, in March and September, when the days and nights are of equal length
Samson - Shimshôn ; probably derived from shemesh , ‘sun,’ either as a diminutive, or better ‘sun-man’). ‘Before the Sun went down’ ( Judges 13:18 ) is ungrammatical in Heb. , with a rare word for ‘sun‘; with best modern edd. ’ The name ‘Samson,’ and the existence of a ‘Beth-shemesh’ (‘house of the Sun’) near his home, offer an obvious temptation to such a theory, but it is entirely unnecessary and is now generally abandoned
Reign - ...
2: συμβασιλεύω (Strong's #4821 — Verb — sumbasileuo — soom-bas-il-yoo'-o ) "to reign together with" (sun, "with," and No
Bestow - ...
2: συνάγω (Strong's #4863 — Verb — Sunago — soon-ag'-o ) "to bring together" (sun, "together," ago, "to bring"), is used in the sense of "bestowing," or stowing, by the rich man who laid up his goods for himself, Luke 12:17,18
Question, Questioning - " (2) For suzetesis or Sunzetesis, "a questioning together" (sun, "with"), see DISPUTATION. ...
B — 1: συζητέω (Strong's #4802 — Verb — suzeteo — sood-zay-teh'-o ) or Sunzeteo, "to search together" (cp
Christian Year, the - The Church's Year of Festivals and Fasts iscalled the Christian Year because as Bishop Cosin says, "theChurch does not number her days, or measure her seasons, somuch by the motion of the Sun, as by the course of our Saviour;beginning and counting her year with Him who, being the true Sunof Righteousness, began now to rise upon the world. ADVENT, the Coming of Christ; the Season includes four Sundays. EPIPHANY, the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles: Seasonvariable and may include six Sundays. SEPTUAGESIMA or the PRE-LENTEN SEASON; three Sundays: why Godthe Son came to earth; consciousness of sin. WHITSUN TIDE, the Gift of the Holy Ghost
Beard - Baal worshippers rounded the beard and hair to make their faces round, like the Sun
Horse - Before the reforms of Josiah, horses sacred to the Sun were kept in the Temple ( 2 Kings 23:11 ; cf
Balance - ) The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the Sun enters at the equinox in September
Bind - ) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the Sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams
Jackal - ( Isaiah 13:22 ; Isaiah 34:13 ; Isaiah 35:7 ), but as soon as the Sun sets they issue forth
Smoke - The smoke which issues from the opened pit of the abyss, darkening Sun and air like the smoke of a great furnace (καμίνου), and resolving itself into demons in the form of locusts (Revelation 9:2 f
Heaven - The place in which are located the Sun, moon and stars ( Genesis 1:14-17)
Ostrich - The Sun keeps them warm by day, and the parent sits upon them at night
Dark - To render less white or clear to tan as, a burning Sun darkens the complexion
Flow - Light flows from the Sun
Hide - The intervention of the moon between the earth and the Sun hides the latter from our sight
Candlestick - " The light which "symbolizes the knowledge of God is not the Sun or any natural light, but an artificial light supplied with a specially prepared oil; for the knowledge of God is in truth not natural nor common to all men, but furnished over and above nature
Evening - —The Babylonians divided the day into equal parts by Sun-watches. With the Israelites the day began at Sunset, with the Babylonians at Sunrise. and extended to Sunset; the second began at Sunset and continued into the night
Accompany - 1: συνέπομαι (Strong's #4902 — Verb — Sunepomai — soon-ep'-om-ahee ) lit. , "to follow with" (sun, "with," hepomai, "to follow"), hence came to mean simply "to accompany," Acts 20:4 . ...
2: συνέρχομαι (Strong's #4905 — Verb — Sunerchomai — soon-er'-khom-ahee ) chiefly used of "assembling together," signifies "to accompany," in Luke 23:55 ; John 11:33 ; Acts 9:39 ; 10:45 ; 11:12 ; 15:38 ; 21:16
Communicate, Communication - ...
A — 2: συγκοινωνέω (Strong's #4790 — Verb — Sunkoinoneo — soong-koy-no-neh'-o ) "to share together with" (sun "and" No
Paper, Papyrus - The two layers of green fibrous strips were then mashed together and dried by the Sun, which bonded the double-layered sheet of papyrus
Grapes - " While yet green, grapes are used for food in various ways; and are dried in the Sun, or their juice preserved in bottles, to secure a pleasant vegetable tart all the year round, Numbers 6:4
Rezin - enumerates the articles paid him in tribute by Ra-sun-nu of Damascus and Menahem of Israel (b
Day - ...
In an age when there were no clocks as we know them today, people estimated the time of day according to the Sun. Usually people counted the hours according to a 12-hour division from Sunrise to Sunset. Therefore, if the approximate time of Sunrise was 6 a. , or Sunset (Mark 1:32; John 11:9; cf
Month - Latterly, its appearance (which may be seen 40 hours after the moon's conjunction with the Sun) was reported by proper witnesses to the authorities, who announced the month's commencement by twice repeating "mequdash ," consecrated. 3:10, section 5) says the Passover was while the Sun is in Aries, which it does not enter until the end of March
Horse - Horses were consecrated to the Sun, since that luminary was supposed to drive a fiery chariot through the sky (2 Kings 23:11). They were driven in procession to meet the rising Sun
Day-Star - Christ was the Sun, the Light of the World. 234) had called Christ not a Star but the Sun and the Light of the World, in Revelation Christ calls Himself the Morning-Star as ‘the herald and introducer of a new era,’ and the gift of the Morning-Star means ‘the dawn of a brighter day and a new career
Creation - The Bible, having not scientific but religious truth for its object, speaks in phenomenal language, which in part even the scientific have to do, as in the phrases Sunrise and Sunset. ...
Everywhere else God "makes" ('asah ), as from an already created material, the firmament, Sun and stars, and the brute (Genesis 1:7; Genesis 1:16; Genesis 1:25), or "forms" (yaatsar ) beasts out of the ground (Genesis 2:19), and "builds up" (Genesis 2:22 margin) the woman of the rib from man. Much of the preexisting light diffused through space on the fourth day gathered round the Sun's body (compare Job 38:19). Still, through the incandescent photosphere that enwraps the Sun we catch glimpses of the orb itself by the spots visible on it. ...
God's dividing the light from the darkness, and calling the light Day and the darkness Night, is the Mosaic phrase which marks His communicating rotatory motion to the mass, so that the earth revolved on its axis, from whence now results the division of day and night; a result however not then ensuing until the Sun concentrated the diffused light in itself on the fourth day, when accordingly again the division of day and night is mentioned. The figure of the earth is that naturally assumed by a plastic mass revolving about its axis; also its traces of intense heat accord with the nebular theory as modified by revelation; also the Sun's state as a nebulous star which has not yet gathered up the whole of the original nebula. The cryptogams thrive best in an atmosphere such as then existed, in which light was diffused rather than concentrated in the Sun, and in which the atmosphere was full of moisture. The great heat was derived from other sources than the Sun, perhaps from the interior of the earth. ...
On THE FOURTH DAY the concentration of light and heat in the Sun was so far completed that he became the luminary of the system which heretofore had derived its light and heat from other sources; possibly the light now in the Sun had existed as a nebulous ring warming the planets within it, as the nebula ring in Lyra; or as diffused luminous matter, filling a space which included the earth's orbit. The system's light is not even yet wholly concentrated into the Sun, but a vast chromosphere or ring of light surrounds his disc. ...
A corona, like the nebula in 4,373, extends beyond the chromosphere, reaching from 400,000 to 1,800,000 miles beyond the Sun; besides gaseous hydrogen the corona contains solid or fluid particles giving a spectrum with dark lines indicating matter capable of reflecting light. The fourth day work was the concentration of light into the Sun, "God made two luminaries" (light bearers, marking the distinction between them and light itself)
Tree - Thus the heat of manure, and the artificial heat of coal fires in stoves, are found to supply the place of the Sun. The umbrageous foliage, with which the God of providence has generally furnished all trees in warm climates, affords a most refreshing and grateful shade to those who seek relief from the direct and hurtful rays of a tropical Sun. In these thickets, among other ferocious animals, the wild boar seeks a covert from the burning rays of the Sun
Heaven - The second is that part of space in which are fixed the heavenly luminaries, the Sun, moon, and stars, and which Moses was instructed to call "the firmament or expanse of heaven," Genesis 1:8 . Some of the ancients imagined that the habitation of good men, after the resurrection, would be the Sun; grounding this fanciful opinion on a mistaken interpretation of Psalms 19:4 , which they rendered, with the LXX and Vulgate, "He has set his tabernacle in the Sun
Pass - A man may pass on foot, on horseback or in a carriage a bird and a meteor pass through the air a ship passes on or through the water light passes from the Sun to the planets it passes from the Sun to the earth in about eight minutes. The Sun has passed the age of frivolousness
Light - The Sun is the principal source of light in the solar system but light is also emitted from bodies ignited, or in combustion, and is reflected from enlightened bodies, as the moon. That flood of luminous rays which flows from the Sun and constitutes day. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more neither shall the Sun light on them, nor any heat
Locust - In the middle of April, their numbers were so vastly increased, that in the heat of the day they formed themselves into large and numerous swarms, flew in the air like a succession of clouds, and as the prophet Joel expresses it, they darkened the Sun. On looking up, we perceived an immense cloud, here and there semi-transparent, in other parts quite black, that spread itself all over the sky, and at intervals shadowed the Sun. After having been roasted a little upon the iron plate on which bread is baked, they are dried in the Sun, and then put into large sacks, with the mixture of a little salt
Rainbow - Its appropriateness is obvious: the storm passes, and the Sun casts its beams over the still clouded sky, marking its return by one of the most beautiful phenomena of nature
Ham - ) (Egypt is singularly the land of Ham, Psalms 78:51; Psalms 105:23), "black"; the Sun-burnt and those whose soil is black, as Ethiopia means
No - The Theban Ammon was often entitled ‘Amen-Rç, king of the gods,’ being identified with the Sun-god Rç
Spring - ...
A — 5: συμφύω (Strong's #4855 — Verb — sumphuo — soom-foo'-o ) "to cause to grow together" (sun, "with," and No
Check - ) To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the Sun checks timber
Samson - (ssam' ssuhn) Personal name meaning, “Of the Sun
Masons - The average man built his own home of Sun dried brick on a foundation of field stones
Garden - Its shade affords escape from the glare of the Sun, and its recognized privacy forbids the introduction at the close of the day of disturbing news, exacting claims, or perplexing decisions
Habitation - ...
Habakkuk 3:11 (a) In this way we are informed that the Sun, the moon and the heavenly bodies all dwell in that which would be called "home" to them
Heaven - The firmament or wide expanse in which are seen the Sun, moon, and stars
Astrology - The signs of the zodiac, each of which rules over a certain part of the human body, exercise a particular influence on the bodily health of an individual and the position of the Sun in the zodiac at the moment of birth is a vital factor in determining his fate
From - Light proceeds from the Sun
Banner - The meaning of the root is illustrated by the very ingenious and sensible author of "Observations on Divers Passages of Scripture," who shows, from Pitts and Pococke, that, "as in Arabia and the neighbouring countries, on account of the intense heat of the Sun by day, people generally choose to travel in the night; so, to prevent confusion in their large caravans, particularly in the annual one to Mecca, each company, of which the caravan consists, has its distinct portable beacon, which is carried on the top of a pole, and consists of several lights, which are somewhat like iron stoves, into which they put short dry wood, with which some of the camels are loaded
Baal Zebub - Apollo, too, was the Sun
Compassion, Compassionate - ...
A — 3: συμπαθέω (Strong's #4834 — Verb — sumpatheo — soom-path-eh'-o ) "to suffer with another (sun, 'with,' pascho, 'to suffer'), to be affected similarly" (Eng
Tail - Tail of a comet, a luminous train which extends from the nucleus in a direction opposite to the Sun
Up - The Sun is up
Light - ) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the Sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. ) The time during which the light of the Sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day
Light - ) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the Sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. ) The time during which the light of the Sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day
Jonah - As he watched to see what would become of the city, God prepared a gourd to give him shade from the heat of the Sun, and he rejoiced over the gourd; but the next day it withered, and under the power of the Sun and the east wind he fainted, and again asked to die
Hold, Held, Holden, Hold - ...
4: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — Sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) Sun, "with," intensive, and No. ...
9: εἰμί (Strong's #1510 — verb — eimi — i-mee' ) "to be," is used in the imperfect tense, with the preposition, Sun, "with," in the idiomatic phrase "held with," in Acts 14:4 , lit
Rain - No doubt it is produced by the exhalation of the Sun, forming vapours from the earth and sea, which return in showers, to carry on the merciful purpose of the Lord in his blessings on nature. And the same in the moral and spiritual world, all comes from the same course in the Lord's own sovereignty and goodness; for as the Sun the natural world is the first and predisposing cause, so in the moral and spiritual world it is the Sun of righteousness, from his divine operation on the hearts of his people, which brings forth the showers of grace, and induceth all the blessed effects which follow in their lives and conversation. " Surely every redeemed soul that knoweth what these things mean must be constrained to say with David: "He is as the light of the morning when the Sun ariseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after other beauties in the Scriptures concerning divine things, which are described under the similitude of rain;" but I must not enlarge, and therefore can only make reference to the Scriptures themselves
Gallienus p. Licinius, Emperor - Though Aurelian's bigoted Sun-worship and hatred of the church were well known, and his death alone prevented a great rupture, the Catholics were so secure of their legal position as actually to appeal to the emperor in person to decide their dispute; and Aurelian, as the law then stood, not only recognized the right of the church to hold property, but also to decide internal disputes (though they concerned property) according to her own methods
Tongues, Confusion of - Since that time the earthquake and the thunder had dispersed its Sun-dried clay; the bricks of the casing had been split, and the earth of the interior had been scattered in heaps
Paganism - The second sort, called physic, or natural, was studied and taught by the philosophers, who, rejecting the multiplicity of gods introduced by the poets, brought their theology to a more natural and rational form, and supposed that there was but one Supreme God, which they commonly make to be the Sun; at least, an emblem of him, but at too great a distance to mind the affairs of the world, and therefore devised certain demons, which they considered as mediators between the Supreme God and man; and the doctrines of these demons, to which the apostle is thought to allude in 1Ti_4:1
Increase - Animal and vegetable bodies increase by natural growth wealth increases by industry heat increases, as the Sun advances towards the meridian a multitude increases by accession of numbers knowledge increases with age and study passion and enmity increase by irritation, and misery increases with vice
Flax - It was grown in Canaan before Joshua's (Joshua 2:6) conquest; the stalks were dried on the flat roofs by exposure to the Sun's heat; later the drying was done in ovens. ...
The tearing up of the flax from its native soil, its exposure to the scorching Sun, its being torn by the comb's long teeth, and Sunk in the water with stones attached, so as ultimately to be transfigured into raiment white as snow, illustrate how the Christian is prepared for grace and glory through long and varied afflictions now
Seasons - When God created the lights in the firmament He said, "Let them be for signs and for seasons," and it is well known that the different seasons on the earth are in great measure caused by the days being longer or shorter, and thus having more or less of the heat of the Sun
Abner - David was much grieved at this murder, and followed the bier and fasted till the Sun went down
Labor - ...
Third, ‛âmâl means “troublesome work”; the emphasis is on the difficulty involved in a task or work as troublesome and burdensome: “What profit hath a man of all his labor [3] which he taketh under the Sun?” ( Babel - Its ruins are supposed to be the present Birs Nimroud, six miles south-west of Hilleh, the modern Babylon: an immense mound of coarse Sun-dried bricks, laid with bitumen. The tower is rent asunder and mutilated at the top, and scathed as if by lightning-a monument, some have thought, of the just wrath of God
Sit - ...
2: συγκάθημαι (Strong's #4775 — Verb — Sunkathemai — soong-kath'-ay-mahee ) "to sit with" (sun, "with," and No. ...
4: συνανάκειμαι (Strong's #4873 — Verb — Sunanakeimai — soon-an-ak'-i-mahee ) "to recline at table with or together" (sun, and No. ...
10: συγκαθίζω (Strong's #4776 — Verb — Sunkathizo — soong-kath-id'-zo ) denotes (a) transitively, "to make to sit together," Ephesians 2:6 ; (b) intransitively, Luke 22:55 , RV, "had sat down together" (AV, "were set down")
Manna - It fell every morning upon the dew; and when the dew was exhaled by the heat of the Sun, the manna appeared alone, lying upon the rocks or the sand. The same substance which was melted by the heat of the Sun when it was left abroad, was of so hard a consistence when brought into the tent, that it was beaten in mortars, and would even endure the fire, being made into cakes and baked in pans
Sennacherib - One series of tablets recounts the warlike exploits of Sennacherib, who calls himself "the subduer of kings from the upper sea of the setting Sun to the lower sea of the rising Sun," that is, from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf
Creation - ...
The moon, which is in a particular manner connected with our earth, and even dependent upon it; the Sun, and the other planets, with their satellites, which like the earth circulate round the Sun, and appear to derive from him light and heat; those bodies which we call fixed stars, and consider as illuminating and cherishing, with heat each its peculiar system of planets; and the comets which at certain periods surprise us with their appearance, and the nature of whose connection with the general system of Nature, or with any particular system of planets, we cannot pretend to have fully discovered; these are so many more of the Deity's works, from the contemplation of which we cannot but conceive the most awful ideas of his creative power. How the planetary worlds, the Sun, and the fixed stars are occupied, we do not pretend to have ascertained
Polytheism - To men totally illiterate, the place fittest for the habitation of the Deity would undoubtedly appear to be the Sun, the most beautiful and glorious object of which they could form any idea; an object from which they could not but be sensible that they received the benefit of light and heat, and which experience must soon have taught them to be in a great measure the source of vegetation. From looking upon the Sun as the habitation of their God, they would soon proceed to consider it as his body. ...
Experiencing the effects of power in the Sun, they would naturally conceive that luminary to be animated as their bodies were animated; they would feel his influence when above the horizon; they would see him moving from east to west; they would consider him, when set, as gone to take his repose; and those exertions and intermissions of power being analogues to what they experienced in themselves, they would look upon the Sun as a real animal. The vulgar Pagans were Sunk in the grossest ignorance, from which statesmen, priests, and poets, exerted their utmost influence to keep them from emerging; for it was a maxim, which, however absurd, was universally received, "that there were many things true in religion which it was not convenient for the vulgar to know; and some things, which, though false, it was expedient that they should believe
Time - The division between light and darkness, the rising, the zenith, and the setting of the Sun and the moon, together with the phases of the latter, and the varying position of the most notable stars in the firmament, would all suggest modes of reckoning time, to say nothing of the circuit of the seasons as indicated by the growth and development of the fruits of the field and agricultural operations. Hence we find in Genesis 1:1-31 day and night as the first division of time, and, because light was believed to be a later creation than matter, one whole day is said to be made up of evening and morning; and the day is reckoned, as it still is by the Jews and, in principle, by the Church in her ecclesiastical feasts, from one disappearance of the Sun to the next, the divisions between day and night being formed by that appearance and disappearance. As time went on, subdivisions of this day would be made, derived from an observance of the Sun in the heavens morning , noonday or midday, and evening ; and, by analogy, there would be a midnight . The only other expression we meet with is ‘between the two evenings’ ( Exodus 12:6 ), used most probably for the time between Sunset and dark, though others take it as equivalent to ‘the time of the going down of the Sun,’ i. But in the NT we find the Western division of the day into twelve hours, reckoning from Sunrise to Sunset, quite established. ...
Of instruments to measure time we hear of only one, the Sun-dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:9-11 , Isaiah 38:8 ), but what shape or form this took we do not know
Stir, Stir up - " ...
B — 8: συγκινέω (Strong's #4787 — Verb — Sunkineo — soong-kin-eh'-o ) "to move together" (sun, "together," kineo, "to move"), "to stir up, excite," is used metaphorically in Acts 6:12 . ...
B — 9: συγχύνω (Strong's #4797 — Verb — Suncheo — ) "to pour together," is used metaphorically in Acts 21:27 , "stirred up
Easter Day - The western Christians contendedthat the Feast of the Resurrection ought always to be observed on aSunday. 325, which decreed that everywhere the great Feast ofEaster should be observed upon one and the same day and that aSunday. In accordance with this decision Easter Day is always thefirst Sunday after the full moon, which happens upon or next after,the 21st of March; and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday,Easter Day is the Sunday after. It is worthy of notethat "the idea of Sunrise is self-evident in the English nameof the Festival on which the Sun of Righteousness arose from thedarkness of the grave
Thyatira - ...
In Revelation 2:18-25, "the Son of God who hath eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass," stands in contrast to the Sun god
Winds - wind (Job 37:17; Luke 12:55); so the Holy Spirit first clears away mists of gloom, error, unbelief, and sin, which intercept the light of the Sun of righteousness, then infuses warmth (2 Corinthians 4:6), causing the graces to exhale their odor
Star - ...
Lastly, the Woman in the vision (Revelation 12:1) ‘has a crown of twelve stars’ (see article Sun)
Ancient - We say, an old man, an ancient record but never the old Sun, old stars, an old river or mountain
Lattice - Though Jesus might be said to stand behind our wall; that is, perhaps, through a vail of flesh, to manifest himself to his people while on earth, and to look forth at the windows of his grace; that is, when in the ordinances of his word he doth distinguish himself to them otherwise than he doeth to the world; yet, through those lattices, he makes known what he is, and what his love to his people is, and ever will be, until the shadows flee away, and the day break of the everlasting morning shineth in upon the soul, and the Sun of his redeemed ariseth no more to go down, neither the moon to withdraw his shining, but the Lord himself becometh their everlasting light, and their God their glory
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)...
Star - ...
Genesis 37:9 (a) The explanation of this type is that the eleven stars were the eleven brothers of Joseph, while the Sun and moon represented Joseph's father and mother
Time - ” In its first biblical appearance, for example, ‛êth represents the “time” (period of the day) when the Sun is setting: “And the dove came in to him in the evening [1] …” ( Bel - But whether under this appellation they worshipped Nimrod, their first Baal, or lord, or Pul, king of Assyria, or some other monarch, or the Sun, or all in one, is uncertain
Abyss - And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of it, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the Sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit
Body, Bodily - ...
B — 1: σύσσωμος (Strong's #4954 — Adjective — sussomos — soos'-so-mos ) Sun, "with," and A, No
Burn - To dry excessively to cause to wither by heat as,the Sun burns the grass or plants
Lead - As Hesperus that leads the Sun his way
Consider - ...
2: συνεῖδον (Strong's #4894 — Verb — Suneidon — soon-i'-do ) Sun, with, and No. 1, used as the aorist tense of Sunorao, to see with one view, to be aware, conscious, as the result of mental perception, is translated "considered" in Acts 12:12 , of Peter's consideration of the circumstances of his deliverance from prison. (2) Suniemi, "to understand," is translated "considered" in Mark 6:52 (AV), RV, "understood
Meet, Meet With, Met - ...
A — 2: συναντάω (Strong's #4876 — Verb — Sunantao — soon-an-tah'-o ) "to meet with," lit. , "to meet together with" (sun, "with," and antao, see No. ...
B — 3: συνάντησις (Strong's #4877 — Noun Feminine — Sunantesis — soon-an'-tay-sis ) "a coming to meet with" (akin to A, No
Suffer - ...
A — 8: συμπάσχω (Strong's #4841 — Verb — sumpascho — soom-pas'-kho ) "to suffer with" (sun, and No. ...
A — 11: συγκακουχέομαι (Strong's #4778 — Verb — Sunkakoucheomai — soong-kak-oo-kheh'-o ) "to endure adversity with," is used in Hebrews 11:25 (sun, "with," and No
Above And Below - But we know now that it is only a small planet revolving round the Sun, which also has a ‘solar way,’ so immense and obscure that it is not yet determined: while the whole sidereal system—of which our constellation forms a ‘mere speck’—is ‘alive with movements’ too complex to be understood. We still use the old terms, just as we still speak of the rising Sun, but we do so with a new interpretation
Fig Tree - Both the sweet fruit and the abundant foliage, which protects from the Sun, are often referred to in Scripture, in descriptions of peace and prosperity (Judges 9; 3Kings 4)
Babel, Tower of - The bricks are Sun-dried, and of different sizes and shapes
Dispute, Disputer, Disputing - ...
A — 5: συζητητής (Strong's #4804 — Noun Masculine — suzetetes — sood-zay-tay-tace' ) from Sun, "with," zeteo, "to seek," denotes "a disputer," 1 Corinthians 1:20 , where the reference is especially to a learned "disputant," a sophist
Elder, Eldest - ...
A — 2: συμπρεσβύτερος (Strong's #4850 — Noun Masculine — sumpresbuteros — soom-pres-boo'-ter-os ) "a fellow-elder" (sun, "with"), is used in 1 Peter 5:1
Nebaioth - Four of their works remain: the book on agriculture, that on poisons, that of Tenkeloosha the Babylonian, and that of the secrets of the Sun and moon
Charity - It is the Sun that enlivens and cheers the abodes of men; not a meteor which occasionally glares, but a luminary, which in its orderly and regular course dispenses a benignant influence
Down - Below the horizon as, the Sun is down
Idolatry - Thus the Sun and moon, the Baal and Astarte of Phœnician worship, were regarded as embodying these active and passive principles respectively
Full - The full of the moon, is the time when it presents to the spectator its whole face illuminated, as it always does when in opposition to the Sun
Canaanites - The chief object of their worship was the Sun-god, who was addressed by the general name of Baal, "lord
Plague - mysterious, sudden, severe, especially in the night, in the absence of the light and heat of the Sun
Kedar - They dwelt in tents made of hair cloth, which from the alternate heat of the scorching Sun, and heavy rains beating on them, gave a dirty blackness rather forbidding to the eye of the traveller
Heaven - ”...
Third, shâmayim also represents the realm in which the Sun, moon, and stars are located: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night …” ( Accad - In the remains of the tower, the different layers of Sun-dried brick, of which it is composed, may be traced with great precision
Transfiguration of Christ - The substance of what we learn from their accounts is, that upon a certain occasion Jesus took Peter, James, and John, into a high mountain apart from all other society, and that he was there transfigured before them; his face shining as the Sun, and his raiment white as the light; that moreover there appeared unto them Moses and Elias, conversing with him; and that while they spake together on the subject of his death, which was soon afterward to take place at Jerusalem, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice out of the cloud proclaimed, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
Anguish - ...
A — 3: συνοχή (Strong's #4928 — Noun Feminine — Sunoche — soon-okh'-ay ) lit. , "a holding together, or compressing" (sun, "together," echo, "to hold"), was used of the narrowing of a way. ...
B — 2: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — Sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) akin to A, No
Build, Builder, Building - ...
A — 4: συνοικοδομέω (Strong's #4925 — Verb — Sunoikodomeo — soon-oy-kod-om-eh'-o ) "to build together" (sun, "with"), is used in Ephesians 2:22 , metaphorically, of the church, as a spiritual dwelling-place for God
Tabernacles, Feast of - As the Sun by natural light was eclipsing the artificial lights, so Jesus implies, I, the Sun of righteousness, am superseding your typical light
Break, Breaker, Breaking, Brake - ...
A — 5: συντρίβω (Strong's #4937 — Verb — Suntribo — soon-tree'-bo ) lit. Suntrimma, "destruction. 6, "to burst asunder, to rend, cleave," is said of the rending of garments, Matthew 26:65 ; Mark 14:63 ; Acts 14:14 ; of the "breaking" of a net, Luke 5:6 ; of fetters, 8:29. ...
A — 10: συνθλάω (Strong's #4917 — Verb — Sunthlao — soon-thlah'-o ) Sun, "together" (intensive), and thlao, "to break or crush, to break in pieces, to shatter," is used in Matthew 21:44 ; Luke 20:18 of the physical effect of falling on a stone. ...
A — 11: συνθρύπτω (Strong's #4919 — Verb — Sunthrupto — soon-throop'-to ) Sun, and thrupto, "to crush, to break small, weaken," is used metaphorically of "breaking" one's heart, Acts 21:13
Omnipresence - And when we have thus raised our thoughts to the idea of a being, who is not only present throughout a large empire, but throughout our world; and not only in every part of our world, but in every part of all the numberless Suns and worlds which roll in the starry heavens,—who is not only able to enliven and actuate the plants, animals, and men who live upon this globe, but countless varieties of creatures every where in an immense universe,—yea, whose presence is not confined to the universe, immeasurable as that is by any finite mind, but who is present every where in infinite space; and who is therefore able to create still new worlds, and fill them with proper inhabitants, attend, supply, and govern them all,—when we have thus gradually raised and enlarged our conceptions, we have the best idea we can form of the universal presence of the great Jehovah, who filleth heaven and earth. ...
Could we with the swiftness of a Sun beam dart ourselves beyond the limits of the creation, and for ages continue our progress in infinite space, we should still be surrounded with the divine presence; nor ever be able to reach that space where God is not. The Sun, the air, the earth, and the waters, are no more able to move themselves, and produce all that beautiful and useful variety of plants, and fruits, and trees, with which our earth is covered, than the body of a man, when the soul hath left it, is able to move itself, form an instrument, plough a field, or build a house. If the laying out judiciously and well cultivating a small estate, sowing it with proper grain at the best time of the year, watering it in due season and quantities, and gathering in the fruits when ripe, and laying them up in the best manner,— if all these effects prove the estate to have a manager, and the manager possessed of skill and strength,—certainly the enlightening and warming the whole earth by the Sun, and so directing its motion and the motion of the earth as to produce in a constant useful succession day and night, summer and winter, seed time and harvest; the watering the earth continually by the clouds, and thus bringing forth immense quantities of herbage, grain, and fruits,—certainly all these effects continually produced, must prove that a Being of the greatest power, wisdom, and benevolence is continually present throughout our world, which he thus supports, moves, actuates, and makes fruitful. That huge globe of fire in the heavens, which we call the Sun, and on the light and influences of which the fertility of our world, and the life and pleasure of all animals, depend, knows nothing of its serviceableness to these purposes, nor of the wise laws according to which its beams are dispensed, nor what place or motions were requisite for these beneficial purposes. Must not, then, its place be appointed, its motion regulated, and beams darted, by almighty wisdom and goodness, which prevent the Sun's ever wandering in the boundless space of the heavens, so as to leave us in disconsolate cold and darkness, or coming so near, or emitting his rays in such a manner, as to burn us up? Must not the great Being who enlightens and warms us by the Sun, his instrument, who raises and sends down the vapours, brings forth and ripens the grain and fruits, and who is thus ever acting around us for our benefit, be always present in the Sun, throughout the air, and all over the earth, which he thus moves and actuates?...
This earth is in itself a dead, motionless mass, and void of all counsel; yet proper parts of it are continually raised through the small pipes which compose the bodies of plants and trees, and are made to contribute to their growth, to open and shine in blossoms and leaves, and to swell and harden into fruit
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - The prince of Scripture commentators will never be forgiven for never having once stood up in rapture over the Sun-risings and the Sun-settings on the eternal snows. Bernard because he rode a whole day along the shores of the lake of Geneva with his monk's cowl so drawn down over his eyes that he had to ask his host at Sunset where that famous water was which he had heard so many people talking so much about. And, to come down to His great servant: when Mont Blanc was so full to him of the glory of snow and Sunshine on many a Sabbath morning, Calvin was wont to boast it all back into its own place with this out of the Psalms,-"The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. Paul's Parnassus and Olympus; his Sunrises and his Sunsets; his whole Greece, and Rome, and Holy Land itself, are all elsewhere, and not here. "Immediately after my conversion, God's excellency began to appear to me in everything-in the Sun, in the moon, in the stars, in the waters, and in all nature. Even so the green trees, and the songs of birds, what are they but the emanations of His infinite joy and benignity? The crystal rivers and murmuring streams, what are they but the footsteps of His favour and grace and beauty? When we behold the brightness of the Sun, the golden edges of the evening cloud, or the beauteous rainbow spanning the whole heaven, we but behold some adumbration of His glory and His goodness. And, without any doubt, this is the reason that Christ is called the Sun of Righteousness, the Morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valley, the appletree among the trees of the wood, a bundle of myrrh, a roe, and a young hart
Joshua - ) This brought on the attack of the five confederate kings whom he defeated at Makkedah, aided by a divinely sent hailstorm and prolongation of daylight: the condition of the air was probably rendered by God, at Joshua's believing prayer, highly refractive so as to cause the Sun to be seen long after its actual descent beneath the horizon, as the fata morgana in Sicily and the arctic region; compare the recession of the Sun dial shadow under Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:11). The mention of the moon with the "sun" hints at the true theory of the earth's rotation on its axis, which requires that if the Sun apparently stood the moon should apparently stand too. Habakkuk (Habakkuk 3:10-11) refers to it: "the Sun and moon stood still in their habitation. " The words "hasted not to go down" imply a gradual not a sudden check to the ordinary phenomena of the Sun's apparent motion
Cosmas (3), Indian Navigator - Behind this the Sun passes in the evening, and reappears on the other side in the morning. The conical shape of the mountain produces the variation in the length of the night; as the Sun rises higher above, or sinks down towards the level of the earth. (6) The magnitude of the Sun (7) The duration of the heavens. (8) Hezekiah's song, and the retrogression of the Sun
Set - ...
A — 12: δύνω (Strong's #1416 — Verb — duno — doo'-no, doo'-mee ) "to sink into," is used of the "setting" of the Sun, Mark 1:32 , "did set;" Luke 4:40 , "was setting. " The Sun, moon and stars were conceived of as sinking into the sea when they set. ...
A — 13: σύν (Strong's #4862 — Preposition — Sunallasso — soon ) 236), "to reconcile" (sun, "together," allasso, "to change or exchange"), is translated "he . have Sunelauno, "to drive together, force together. (3) In Luke 22:55 , AV, Sunkathizo, "to sit down together" (RV), is translated "were set down together
Pillar - ...
A special variety of pillar associated with idolatrous worship emerges in the later writings, the chammânîm or Sun-pillars (AV [2] Sun-images ’). They were probably connected with Sun-worship (Lagrange, Études sur les relig
Libnah - The smallness of the remains is due to the buildings having been of large Sun-dried bricks, soon disintegrating, not stone
Reckon, Reckoning - ...
3: συναίρω (Strong's #4868 — Verb — Sunairo — soon-ah'ee-ro ) "to take up together" (sun, "with," airo, "to take"), is used with the noun logos, "an account," signifying "to settle account," Matthew 18:23 , RV, "make a reckoning" (AV, "take account"); Matthew 18:24 , AV and RV, "to reckon" (logos being understood); Matthew 25:19 , RV, "maketh a reckoning" (AV, "reckoneth")
Heaven - There have been various attempts to locate heaven, as, for example, in Sirius as the central Sun of our system
Curiosity - Charity, like the Sun, brightens every object on which it shines: a censorious disposition casts every character into the darkest shade it will bear
Book - ...
By the ancient nations records were made on cylinders or slabs of stone, or on clay, which was then baked or Sun-dried
Cherubim - ) connect them with the winged bulls which guarded the entrance to Assyrian palaces, others associate them with the Syrian griffins (probably of Hittite origin) which were supposed to draw the chariot of the Sun-god (Cheyne, Encyclopaedia Biblica i
Hospitality - The Sun was then setting, and the shades of the western mountains had reached across the Nile, and covered the town
Fountain - The soil, parched and thirsty, demands moisture to aid vegetation; and a cloudless Sun, which inflames the air, requires for the people the verdure, with shade and air, its agreeable attendants
Iconium - The modern city has an imposing appearance from the number and size of its mosques, colleges, and other public buildings; but these stately edifices are crumbling into ruins, while the houses of the inhabitants consist of a mixture of small huts built of Sun-dried bricks, and wretched hovels thatched with reeds
Wine Press - Sometimes the grapes were dried in the Sun and preserved in masses, which were called "bunches or clusters of raisins," 1 Samuel 25:18 ; 2 Samuel 16:1 ; 1 Chronicles 12:40 ; Hosea 3:1
Bind, Binding - ...
5: συνδέω (Strong's #4887 — Verb — Sundeo — soon-deh'-o ) Sun, "together," and No. ...
(2) Sundesmos (see No
Grasshopper - Bochart supposes that this species of the locust has its name from the Arabic verb hajaba, "to veil," because, when they fly, as they often do, in great swarms, they eclipse even the light of the Sun
Cross, Crucify - ...
B — 2: συσταυρόω (Strong's #4957 — Verb — sustauroo — soos-tow-ro'-o ) "to crucify with" (su, "for," Sun, "with"), is used (a) of actual "crucifixion" in company with another, Matthew 27:44 ; Mark 15:32 ; John 19:32 (b) metaphorically, of spiritual identification with Christ in His death, Romans 6:6 ; Galatians 2:20
Babylon, Mystical - ) John had seen the woman "clothed with the Sun, and the moon (the earth's satellite) under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars "; i. God's pure church of the Old Testament and of the New Testament clothed with the Sun of righteousness, and having the twelve patriarchs and the twelve apostles as her coronet (Revelation 12)
End, Ending - ...
A — 2: συντέλεια (Strong's #4930 — Noun Feminine — Sunteleia — soon-tel'-i-ah ) signifies "a bringing to completion together" (sun "with," teleo, "to complete," akin to No. ...
B — 2: συντελέω (Strong's #4931 — Verb — Sunteleo — soon-tel-eh'-o ) cp. 2, signifies (a) "to bring to an end, finish completely" (sun, "together," imparting a perfective significance to teleo), Matthew 7:28 (in some mss
Pharaoh - It is not from Ra "the Sun," for the king is called Si-ra , "son of Ra," therefore he would not also be called "The Ra," though as an honorary epithet Merneptah Hotephima is so-called, "the good Sun of the land
Idolatry, - --The Sun and moon were early selected as outward symbols of all-pervading power, and the worship of the heavenly bodies was not only the most ancient but the most prevalent system of idolatry. (4:19; 17:3; Job 31:20-28 ) In the later times of the monarchy, the planets or the zodiacal signs received, next to the Sun and moon, their share of popular adoration
Babel - This solid mound, which I consider, from its situation and magnitude, to be...
the remains of the Tower of Babel, (an opinion likewise adopted by...
that venerable and highly distinguished geographer, Major Rennell,) is a vast oblong square, composed of kiln-burnt and Sun-dried bricks, rising irregularly to the height of one hundred and thirty- nine feet, at the south-west; whence it slopes toward the north-east to a depth of one hundred and ten feet. The principal materials composing this...
ruin are, doubtless, mud bricks baked in the Sun, and mixed up with straw
Passover - As to the time of the celebration of the Passover, it is expressly appointed "between the two evenings," Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 9:3; Luke 22:15-169 or, as it is elsewhere expressed, "at even, at the going down of the Sun. At Sunset of the 14th day the 15th began, and with it the feast of unleavened bread
Alexandria - The streets are so narrow, that the inhabitants can lay mats of reeds from one roof to the opposite, to protect them from the scorching Sun
Oil - ...
Oil was used cosmetically as protection against the scorching Sun or the dryness of the desert (Ruth 3:3 ; Ecclesiastes 9:8 )
Darkness - Luke records, "it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the Sun stopped shining
Calf Worship - ) The Israelites "in Egypt" had served the Egyptian idols (Joshua 24:14), including the sacred living bulls Apis, Basis, and Mnevis, and sacred cows Isis and Athor; worshipped for their utility to man, and made symbols of the Sun and Osiris
Smite - ...
5: πλήσσω (Strong's #4141 — Verb — plesso — place'-so ) akin to plege, "a plague, stripe, wound," is used figuratively of the effect upon Sun, moon and stars, after the sounding of the trumpet by the fourth angel, in the series of Divine judgments upon the world hereafter, Revelation 8:12
Present - ...
A — 6: συμπάρειμι (Strong's #4840 — Verb — sumpareimi — soom-par'-i-mee ) "to be present with" (sun, with, and No
Drink, Drank - ...
B — 4: συμπίνω (Strong's #4844 — Verb — sumpino — soom-pee'-no ) "to drink together" (sun, "with," and B, No
Dayspring - Ἀνατέλλειν is often used for the rising of the Sun (Matthew 13:6, Mark 16:2, James 1:11) and stars (Numbers 24:17; 2 Peter 1:19), and ἀνατολή, either in sing. In Revelation 7:2; Revelation 16:12 ἡλίον is added, and there Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 substitutes ‘sunrising’ for Authorized Version ‘east
Napkin (2) - It usually served as a head-dress to protect the head of the living from the Sun, and to give a finish to their costume, but it served other purposes as well
Lord's Day - 98), writes: "on Sunday we hold our joint meeting, for the first day is that on which God, having removed darkness, made the world, and Jesus Christ our Saviour rose from the dead. ...
On the day before Saturday they crucified Him; on the day after Saturday, Sunday, having appeared to His apostles He taught. "The day of the Lord" (namely, of His second advent: Psalms 118:22-240; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 2 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10) is distinct from "the Lord's (an adjective, eej kuriakee ) day," which in the ancient church designated Sunday. 321 Constantine expressed the feeling of all his Christian subjects by enjoining that "all judges, and the civic population, and workshops of artisans should rest on the venerable day of the Sun
Gift, Giving - Human life is God's gift (Job 1:21 ), as are all things necessary for physical life: the Sun for light (Jeremiah 31:25 ); plants (Genesis 1:29 ) and animals for food (Genesis 9:3 ); water (Numbers 21:16 ); clothing (Genesis 28:20 ); grass for herds (Deuteronomy 11:15 ); seasonal rains for crops (Leviticus 26:4 ); companionship of male and female (Genesis 2:18-24 ; compare Genesis 3:12 ); the ability to have children (Genesis 17:16 ); and sleep (Psalm 127:2 )
Manna - The taste is compared to that of honey-wafers ( Exodus 16:31 ), or oil ( Numbers 11:8 ), it was gathered fresh every morning early (but see § 4), for, if exposed to the Sun, it melted ( Exodus 16:21 ; cf
Beth-Shemesh - (behth-sshee' mehssh) Place name meaning, “house of the Sun
Adullam - To the present day the cave dwelling peasantry avoid large caves such as Khureitun and Umm el Tuweimin, and prefer the drier, smaller caves, lighted by the Sun, such as Ayd el Mieh, meaning in Arabic "feast of the hundred
Anathema - ...
An Aramaic watchword of the first age, suitable for believers in all ages: If He come not to bless, He shall come to smite with a curse) alludes to Malachi 4:5-6; "To those who fear in the New Testament 'love' the Lord's name, He comes as the Sun of Righteousness with healing on His wings;" but to those who fear and love Him not, lie will come smiting the earth with a "curse" (cheerem or anathema)
Balance - In astronomy, a sign in the zodiac, called in Latin Libra, which the Sun enters at the equinox in September
Linen - That of restoring the poor man's pledge of raiment before the Sun set, is plain enough, because the poor man might want it for covering
Perfect - The Sun stood still for the “whole” day while Joshua fought the Gibeonites ( Eusebius Emesenus, Bishop of Emesa - of Laodicea, was famous for its magnificent temple of Elagabalus, the Syrophoenician Sun-god
Wing - In keeping with this usage Malachi looked forward to a new age, when “the Sun of righteousness [1] arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall” (4:2)
Book - The sheets thus formed were dried in the Sun, and then covered with a fine wash, which made them smooth and flexible
Approve, Approved - ...
A — 2: συνίστημι (Strong's #4921 — Verb — Sunistemi — soon-is-tah'-o, soon-is-tah'-an'-o, soon-is-tah'-ay-mee ) lit. , "to set together" (sun, "with," histemi, "to stand"), hence signifies "to set one person or thing with another by way of presenting and commending
Comfort, Comforter, Comfortless - ...
B — 2: συμπαρακαλέω (Strong's #4837 — Verb — sumparakaleo — soom-par-ak-al-eh'-o ) Sun, "with," and No
Cock - Parkhurst asks, "May not this name be as properly deduced from the Hebrew אור הלכת , the coming of the light, of which this ‘bird of dawning,' as Shakspeare calls him, gives such remarkable notice, and for doing which he was, among the Heathen, sacred to the Sun, who in Homer is himself called αλεκτωρ ?" In Matthew 26:34 , our Lord is represented as saying, that before cock-crow, Peter should deny him thrice; so Luke 22:34 , and John 13:39
Dove - The extraordinary flights of pigeons which I have seen alight upon one of these buildings afford, perhaps, a good illustration for the passage in Isaiah 60:8 : ‘Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?' Their great numbers, and the compactness of their mass, literally look like a cloud at a distance, and obscure the Sun in their passage. After seven days, being sent out a second time, she returned with an olive leaf plucked off, whereby it became evident that the flood was considerably abated, and had Sunk below the tops of the trees; and thus relieved the fears and cheered the heart of Noah and his family
Moloch - Calmet has endeavoured to prove that Moloch signified the Sun, or the king of heaven
Coney - They are gregarious, and frequently several dozens of them sit upon the great stones at the mouths of caves, and warm themselves in the Sun, or come out and enjoy the freshness of the summer evening
Cross - Our Savior was loaded with his cross, and as he Sunk under the burden, Simon the Cyrenian was constrained to bear it after him and with him, Mark 15:21 . The cross being erected under the burning Sun, the wounds made by the scourge and the nails soon occasioned a general fever and an intolerable thirst
Media - They also worshipped the stars, particularly the planets; and still more, the Sun and moon
Low - The Sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and at six in summer. Sunk to the natural level of the ocean by the retiring of the tide as low water
Idolatry - ...
Nature worship, the worship of the Sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature
Understand, Understood - A — 1: συνίημι (Strong's #4920 — Verb — Suniemi — soon-ee'-ay-mee ) primarily, "to bring or set together," is used metaphorically of "perceiving, understanding, uniting" (sun), so to speak, the perception with what is perceived, e
Egypt - The Fayyum was rescued for agriculture by the kings of the Twelfth Dynasty; and two obelisks were erected in front of the temple of the Sun-god at On or Heliopolis (near Cairo), one of which is still standing. Amon, like most of the other gods, was identified with Ra, the Sun-god of Heliopolis. " Osiris and Horus, along with Isis, formed a trinity, who were regarded as representing the Sun-god under different forms
Idolatry - There were Sun-images ( 2 Chronicles 34:4 ), horses and chariots dedicated to the Sun ( 2 Kings 23:11 ); an eastward position was adopted in Sun-worship ( Ezekiel 8:16 )
Essenes - When, approaching the subject in this mood, the student straightway finds as features of the order the habit of worshipping towards the Sun and the refusal to share in the public services of the Temple, he is tempted to explain Essenism by foreign influences. They worshipped towards the Sun, not towards the Temple
Sabbath - Doddridge, "certainly to determine which is the seventh day from the creation; and as, in consequence of the spherical form of the earth, and the absurdity of the scheme which supposes it one great plain, the change of place will necessarily occasion some alteration in the time of the beginning and ending of any day in question, it being always at the same time, somewhere or other, Sun- rising and Sun-setting, noon and midnight, it seems very unreasonable to lay such a stress upon the particular day as some do
No - Connected by some with Ham, Noah's son, or Aman "the nourisher," or Hamon "the Sun god," or Amon "the artificer. " Inscriptions call him Amon-re, "Amon the Sun. Ezekiel's prophecy that it should be "rent asunder" is fulfilled to the letter, Amen's vast temple lying shattered as if by an earthquake (Ezekiel 30:16)
Water - The nature of the climate, and the general aspect of the oriental regions, require numerous fountains to excite and sustain the languid powers of vegetation; and the Sun, burning with intense heat in a cloudless sky, demands for the fainting inhabitants the verdure, shade, and coolness which vegetation produces. The proper time for drawing water in those burning climates is in the morning, or when the Sun is going down; then they go forth to perform that humble office adorned with their trinkets, some of which are often of great value
Lebanon - Volney says, that it thus remains toward the north-east, where it is sheltered from the sea winds and the rays of the Sun. Clarke, in the month of July, saw some of the eastern summits of Lebanon, or Anti-Libanus, near Damascus, covered with snow, not lying in patches, as is common in the summer season with mountains which border on the line of perpetual congelation, but do not quite reach it, but with that perfect white, smooth, and velvet-like appearance, which snow only exhibits when it is very deep,—a striking spectacle in such a climate, where the beholder, seeking protection from a burning Sun, almost considers the firmament to be on fire
Nineveh - The complete demolition of such immense piles as the walls and towers of Nineveh may seem a matter of surprise to those who do not consider the nature of the materials of which they were constructed, that is, of bricks, dried or baked in the Sun, and cemented with bitumen, which were apt to be "dissolved" by water, or to moulder away by the injuries of the weather. Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers which camp in the hedges in the cold day: but when the Sun riseth, they flee away; and their place is not known where they are," or were. And if the only spot that bears its name, or that can be said to be the place where it was, be indeed the site of one of the most extensive of cities on which the Sun ever shone, and which continued for many centuries to be the capital of Assyria,—the principal mounds, few in number, which show neither bricks, stones, nor other materials of building,—but are in many places overgrown with grass, and resemble the mounds left by intrenchments and fortifications of ancient Roman camps, and the appearances of other mounds and ruins less marked than even these, extending for ten miles, and widely spread, and seeming to be the wreck of former buildings,—show that Nineveh is left without one monument of royalty, without any token whatever of its splendour or wealth: that their place is not known where they were; and that it is indeed a desolation, "empty, void, and waste," its very ruins perished, and less than the wreck of what it was
Nin'Eveh - Unlike the vast masses of brick masonry which mark the site of Babylon, they showed externally no signs of artificial construction, except perhaps here and there the traces of a rude wall of Sun-dried bricks. --The Assyrian edifices were so nearly alike in general plan, construction an decoration that one description will suffice for all, They were built upon artificial mounds or platforms, varying in height, but generally from 30 to 50 feet above the level of the surrounding country, and solidly constructed of regular layers of Sun-dried bricks, as at Nimroud, or consisting merely of earth and rubbish heaped up, as at Kouyunjik. Although only the general plan of the ground-floor can now be traced, it is evident that the palaces had several stories built of wood and Sun-dried bricks, which, when the building was deserted and allowed to fall to decay, gradually buried the lower chambers with their ruins, and protected the sculptured slabs from the effects of the weather
Physical - When, for instance, He saw the Sun rise and rain fall, and pondered on the extensive and complicated orderly system of physical means and ends to which Sunrise and rainfall belong, He perceived in these occurrences manifestations of the immediate activity of God (Matthew 5:45), and He was too unerring a thinker not to know that God’s will and therefore God Himself must be immanent in the established system of things in which He conceived the Divine activity as displayed. Nor is there any real collision here between Christ and modern science in regard to the system of activity to which Sunrise and rainfall are due. When He said, ‘Your Father which is in heaven maketh his Sun to rise … and sendeth rain,’ He used words which are absolutely consistent with the strictest scientific ideas of the natural forces and laws by which the same events in the physical order of things are now explained. And therefore it is that He saw in such physical events as Sunrise and rainfall manifestations of God’s beneficence and magnanimity. He ‘maketh His Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust’! These words are a striking revelation of the perfectly fresh, intelligent, discerning eyes with which Christ looked upon the physical order of things, and contemplated God and His activity as therein manifested. His impartiality to both sorts of men is as absolute and universal as the rising of the Sun and the falling of rain. In Sunrise and rainfall He saw nothing but instances of the manifestation of the loving-kindness of God to all men, good and evil alike, and of His magnanimity towards evil and unjust men. He knew and taught in effect that it is with the moral order of things and God’s unerring and all-sufficient administration of it, as the moral Governor of the world, that evil and unjust men have to reckon; and therefore, in the exercise of the magnanimity alike of His love and of His justice, God dispenses to them, in common with good and just men, a full and free share of His Sunshine and rain. All the ways in which He saw the providential activities of God manifested in care for His creatures were ways in which the established orderliness of the physical world came into effect, as in the case of the rising of the Sun and the falling of rain
Names Titles And Offices of Christ - ...
Sun of righteousness, Malachi 4:2
Lebanon - , having between the fertile valley anciently called Coelosyria, now El Beka'a (where are the grand ruins of the temple of the Sun), about six or seven miles wide, "the valley of Lebanon" (Joshua 11:17). ) The eastern range was Antilibanus, or "Lebanon toward the Sunrising. ...
The river Adonis (nahr Ibrahim) springs from a cave beneath the high peak Sunnin
Ben-Hadad - "worshipper" of Hadad"), the Syrian Sun-god
Feast - " ...
B — 2: συνευωχέομαι (Strong's #4910 — Verb — Suneuocheo — soon-yoo-o-kheh'-o ) "to entertain sumptuously with," is used in the Passive Voice, denoting "to feast sumptuously with" (sun, "together," and euochia, "good cheer"), "to revel with," translated "feast with" in 2 Peter 2:13 ; Jude 1:12
Gibeon - During these victories the Lord caused the Sun and moon to stand still (Joshua 10:1 ; compare Isaiah 28:21 )
Hermon - cataract or else breast-plate, from senar "to clatter" (Deuteronomy 3:8-9; Ezekiel 27:5); among the Sidonians Sirion, the breast-plate, a name given from the rounded snowy top glittering in the Sun, from shaarah "to glitter" (Psalms 29:6)
Back - ) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the Sun; - used of the wind
Manna - Though it melted at the heat of the Sun, yet when brought into the tent it became hard, so that the people ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar
Solomon - He tells us that he had tried everything under the Sun, but had to declare that all was vanity and vexation of spirit
Come - ...
Sometimes bô' refers to the “going down” or “setting” of the Sun ( Sung of God’s “coming” to aid His people in war (cf
Vinyard - It has also been suggested that the “vineyard” in the Song of Solomon is better understood metaphorically as “person”: “Look not upon me, because I am black, because the Sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept” (Song of Malachi - But to them that fear His name the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings (not the morning star here, as for the church)
Labor - ...
B — 3: συναθλέω (Strong's #4866 — Verb — Sunathleo — soon-ath-leh'-o ) "to contend along with a person" (sun, "with," athleo, "to contend"), is said in Philippians 4:3 of two women who "labored with" the Apostle in the Gospel; in Philippians 1:27 , RV, "striving (for)," marg
Eden, Garden of - The Sun-god and ‘the peerless mother of Tammuz’ dwell there: ‘no man enters into the midst of it
Power - (2) ‘The powers of the heavens’ ( Matthew 24:29 , Mark 13:25 ) are understood by some as the forces inherent in the Sun, moon, stars, and other phenomena of the heavens, by virtue of which they ‘rule over the day and over the night’ ( Genesis 1:18 ); by others these heavenly powers are understood to be the starry hosts themselves conceived as the armies of the heavens
Crucifixion - (John 19:31 ) In most cases the body was suffered to rot on the cross by the action of Sun and rain, or to be devoured by birds and beasts
Josephus, Catholicos of Armenia - In the royal capital on the feast of Easter, 450, they were summoned into the king's presence, and peremptorily ordered to adore the Sun on its rising the next day
Pamphilus, Presbyter of Caesarea - Pamphilus sealed his life-long confession of his Master with his blood—"the centre of a brave company, among whom he shone out as the Sun among the stars"—in 309, when Firmilianus had succeeded Urbanus as governor
Essenes - 5); (b) in some sense they worshipped the Sun; ‘daily before the rising of the Sun, they address to it old traditional prayers as though supplicating it to rise’ (Bellum Judaicum (Josephus) ii. Acts 3:1; Acts 21:26), its views of the body, its Sun-worship and magic, is in sharpest contrast to Christianity. 2, xx, 3) identifies Elkesaites with Sampsœans (sun-worshippers), and calls them a remnant of the Essenes who had adopted a debased form of Christianity
Malachi - But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a curse. The "incense and pure offering from the rising to the setting of the Sun" points on to the spiritual sacrifices of self devotion, prayer, and praise under the gospel, based on the once for all completed sacrifice of Messiah (Psalms 141:2; Revelation 8:3; Hebrews 13:10; Hebrews 13:15-16; Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:12); in every place (John 4:21-24; 1 Timothy 2:8)
House (2) - Houses built in the plains were usually constructed of mud, clay, or Sun-dried bricks (cf. ‘Houses of clay,’ or those built of Sun-dried bricks, could be easily broken into—a fact that gives point to our Lord’s allusion in the Sermon on the Mount, when He would dissuade from laying up treasures ‘where thieves break through and steal’ (Matthew 6:19), where it is literally ‘dig through’ ((Revised Version margin))
For - "That ye may be the children of your father who is in heaven for he maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good. " In such sentences, for has the sense of because, by reason that, as in Number 14 with this difference that in Number 14, the word precedes a single noun, and here it precedes a sentence or clause but the phrase seems to be elliptical, for this cause or reason, which follows, he maketh his Sun to rise, &c
Come, Came - ...
11: συνέρχομαι (Strong's #4905 — Verb — Sunerchomai — soon-er'-khom-ahee ) "to come together" (sun "with"), e. ...
20: συναναβαίνω (Strong's #4872 — Verb — Sunanabaino — soon-an-ab-ah'ee-no ) "to come up with" (sun, "with," ana, "up"), is used in Mark 15:41 ; Acts 13:31
Star of the Magi - ’ But we may take it that the language here is of the same character as that which we constantly use about the Sun or moon rising and setting
Moloch - In this respect Moloch answered to Baal the Phoenician Sun god, to whom also human burnt offerings were sacrificed; also to Chemosh, to whom Mesha sacrificed his son (2 Kings 3:27; Micah 6:7; Ezekiel 16:20; Ezekiel 23:39)
Locust - Nahum 3:17; "the great grasshoppers (Hebrew: "the locust of locusts") which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the Sun ariseth flee away," etc. The locust lays its eggs under shelter of hedges; they are hatched by the Sun's heat in the spring; by June the young are so matured as to be able to flee away. "...
Locusts appear in swarms extending many miles and darkening the Sunlight (Joel 2:10); like horses, so that the Italians call them "cavaletta ", "little horse" (Joel 2:4-5; Revelation 9:7; Revelation 9:9); with a fearful noise; having no king (Proverbs 30:27); impossible to withstand in their progress; entering dwellings (Exodus 10:6; Joel 2:8-10); not flying by night (Nahum 3:17; Exodus 10:13 "morning"
Speak - ...
9: συλλαλέω (Strong's #4814 — Verb — sullaleo — sool-lal-eh'-o ) "to speak together" (sun, "with," and No
Tell - To be immediately “before” the Sun is to be fully in the Sunlight ( Hospitality - His Sun shines and his rain fall on the evil as well as the good
Church: Her Glory in Tribulation - We had looked upon such a sight but once before, and were greatly delighted with 'that arch of light, boom of the spray, and colored by the Sun
Torment - ’ The woman arrayed as the Sun was ‘travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered’ (βασανιζομένη τεκεῖν, Revelation 12:2)
Element - Thus we read in the NT Apocalypse of the four angels of the four winds, the angel that has power over fire, the angel of the waters, and an angel standing in the Sun
Milk - After being drained of the whey ‘the water of milk’ the curds were salted, shaped into round discs, and dried in the Sun
Anoint - , gives elasticity to the limbs, and acts as clothing in both Sun and shade
Nahum - The overflowing river, it is said, caused a breach in the Sun-dried brick walls
Clear - Unclouded luminous not obscured as a clear Sun a clear shining after a rain
Japheth - And, in later times, the Tartars in the east have repeatedly invaded and subdued the Hindoos and Chinese; while the warlike and enterprising genius of the British isles has spread their colonies, their arms, their arts, and their language, and, in some measure, their religion, from the rising to the setting Sun
Answer - , "to be in the same line or row with" (sun, "with," stoichos, "a row"), is translated "answereth to" in Galatians 4:25
Journey, Journeyings - ...
B — 5: συνοδεύω (Strong's #4922 — Verb — Sunodeuo — soon-od-yoo'-o ) Sun, "with," and No
Camel - Its dung, dried in the Sun, serves them for fuel
Ostrich - The mother bird, with the help of the Sun in the tropics, and of her mate in the cool nights, performs the process of incubation; but her timidity is such that she flies from her nest at the approach of danger, and as Dr
Heaven - The earth was where they lived and the heavens were the skies above, the place of the Sun, moon, stars, clouds and birds (2 Thessalonians 1:7-940; Genesis 1:17; Genesis 1:20; Genesis 15:5; John 14:1-39; 1 Kings 18:45; 2 Corinthians 5:1-2; Hebrews 11:12)
Hermogenes (1), a Teacher of Heretical Doctrine - ...
The opinion of Hermogenes (not mentioned by Tertullian, but recorded by Clement, Hippolytus, and Theodoret) is that our Lord on His ascension left His body in the Sun and Himself ascended to the Father, a doctrine which he derived or confirmed from Psalms 19 , "He hath placed his tabernacle in the Sun. But in the next section Philaster tells of Galatian heretics, Seleucus and Hermias, and attributes to them the very doctrines of Hermogenes that matter was co-eternal with God, that man's soul was from matter, and that our Lord deposited His body in the Sun in accordance with the Psalm already quoted
Manichees - Christ, or the glorious intelligence, called by the Persians Mithras, subsisting in and by himself, and residing in the Sun, appeared in the time among the Jews, clothed with the shadowy form of a human body, to disengage the rational soul from the corrupt body, and to conquer the violence of malignant matter. When the purposes of Christ were accomplished, he returned to his throne in the Sun, appointing apostles to propagate his religion, and leaving his followers the promise of the paraclete or comforter, who is Manes the Persian. ...
Those souls who believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, renounce the worship of the god of the Jews, who is the prince of darkness, and obey the laws delivered by Christ, and illustrated by Manes the comforter, are gradually purified from the contagion of matter; and their purification being completed, after having passed through two states of trial, by water and fire, first in the moon and then in the Sun, their bodies return to the original mass (for the Manicheans derided the resurrection of bodies, ) and their souls ascend to the regions of light
Habakkuk, Theology of - The Sun and the moon are overwhelmed by his brilliance (3:3,11). His brilliant lance and his dazzling arrows frighten even the Sun and moon into stunned silence (3:11)
Pseudepigrapha - The author argues for a calendar based on the movement of the Sun in distinction to the standard Jewish lunar calendar. The calendar is based on the Sun, not the moon
Malachi, Theology of - ...
Another messianic reference may be found in the phrase "sun of righteousness" included in 4:2. Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, called Jesus "the rising Sun" who would bring the light of life to those living in darkness (Luke 1:78-79 )
Providence - While he is guiding the Sun and moon in their course through the heavens; while in this inferior world he is ruling among empires, stilling the ragings of the waters, and the tumults of the people, he is at the same time watching over the humble good man, who, in the obscurity of his cottage, is serving and worshipping him. ...
Let us remember, that the manner in which God influences the motion of all the heavenly bodies, the nature of that secret power by which he is ever directing the Sun and the moon, the planets, stars, and comets, in their course through the heavens, while they appear to move themselves in a free course, are matters no less inexplicable to us than the manner in which he influences the councils of men
Gods - The first idols, or false gods, that are said to have been adored where the stars, Sun, moon, &c, on account of the light, heat, and other benefits which we derive from them. ) Heavenly bodies; as, the Sun, moon, and other planets; also, the fixed stars, constellations, &c
Cloth, Clothing - Finally, the material would be left in the Sun to dry, bleach, and shrink before final usage (Isaiah 7:3 ). The woman also wore a headcloth of brightly colored or patterned material which could be used as a wrapped support for carrying loads (Isaiah 3:22 ), a veil (Genesis 24:65 ; Song of Song of Solomon 5:7 ) or a hanging protective garment against the hot Sun
Josiah - " At the age of 20, in the 12th year of his reign, he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places or Asherah, and images of the Sun and Baal, and strewed their dust on the graves of their former worshippers. He defiled Tophot in the valley of the children of Hinnom, where the people used to make their children pass through the fire to Moloch; and burned the chariots of the Sun, and took away the stored horses, and destroyed Ahaz' altars on the housetop
Wages - 14): ...
‘Asir-Ramman, the son of Libit Urra, has hired Shamash-bel-ili from the priestess of the Sun, Achatani, the daughter of Shamash-khazir, for one year
Lord of Hosts - So the Sun is God’s minister ( Psalms 19:4-5 ), and even so early as the Song of Deborah the stars are represented as joining by God’s behest in the battle against the invader ( Judges 5:20 )
Adam - (Rabbis speculated the glory of Adam's heel outshone the Sun
Sam'Son - (like the Sun ), son of Manoah, a man of the town of Zorah in the tribe of Dan, on the border of Judah
Stand, Standing, Stood - ...
B — 6: συνίστημι (Strong's #4921 — Verb — Sunistemi — soon-is-tah'-o, soon-is-tah'-an'-o, soon-is-tah'-ay-mee ) intransitively, denotes "to stand with" (sun), Luke 9:32 ; for 2 Peter 3:5 , AV, "standing," see COMPACTED , No
Undressed Cloth - It is then sprinkled with natrûn (lye) or kali (soap), and beaten with rods or clubs, and is finally rinsed in fresh water and spread out under the Sun to dry
Chaff - —The term used in English to denote the protective coverings and appendages of the growing corn—the glumes, scales, and awns—after they have been dried in the ripening of the plant and in the wind and Sun, and separated from the grain and straw
Cloud - And the cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly Sun), filling it with brightness of light
Blood - Only infrequently does this word mean “blood-red,” a color: “And they rose up early in the morning, and the Sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood” (2 Kings 3:22)
Hermes (1) Trismegistus, Writings of Unknown Authorship - The power and divine character which he attributes to the Sun and other heavenly bodies are peculiarly Egyptian, though this also brings him into affinity with Stoic, and even with Platonic, views
Faithfulness - The first occurrence of the word refers to Moses’ hands: “But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the Sun” ( Sea - The Great Sea is the Mediterranean: “From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea toward the going down of the Sun, shall be your coast” ( Foot - They almost literally licked the dust; prostrating themselves with their faces almost close to the stone floor, and throwing out their arms and legs; then, rising on their knees, they repeated, in a very loud voice, a certain form of words of the most extravagant meaning that can be conceived, that the head of the king of kings might reach beyond the Sun; that he might live a thousand years," &c
Salt - 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
Hezekiah - " And to confirm to him the certainty of all these tokens of the divine regard, the shadow of the Sun on the dial of Ahaz, at his request, went backward ten degrees
Platonists - He taught that the second is a necessary emanation from the first, and the third from the second, or perhaps from both; comparing these emanations to those of light and heat from the Sun
Sabellians - This they explain by resembling God to the Sun, the illuminative virtue or quality of which was the word, and its quickening virtue the Holy Spirit
Afflict, Affliction - ...
Note: Sunkakoucheo (sun, "with," and No. ...
Note: For Sunkakopatheo, 2 Timothy 1:8 , see HARDSHIP
Balsam Tree - The darkness of the place is beside as wonderful as the fruitfulness of it; for although the Sun shines no where hotter in the world, there is naturally a moderate and perpetual gloominess of the air
Patmos - ’ Nowhere is ‘the voice of many waters’ more musical than in Patmos; nowhere does the rising and setting Sun make a more splendid ‘sea of glass mingled with fire’; yet nowhere is the longing more natural that the separating sea-the oceanus dissociabilis of Horace (Od
Jeshua - On the line of retreat of the five kings who fought at Gibeon, midway between the lower Bethhoron and Shochoh, near Azekah, is the large village Yeshua, which probably commemorates Joshua's commanding the Sun to stand still upon Gibeon, and the moon in the valley of Ajalon, a day without a parallel (Joshua 10:12-14)
Cloud - And the cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly Sun), filling it with brightness of light
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
Egypt - ), changed his name to Akhenaton and embarked on a revolutionary reform which promoted worship of the Sun disc Aton above all other gods. Many of the great number of gods were personifications of the enduring natural forces in Egypt, such as the Sun, Nile, air, earth, and so on. Dominance was achieved by the system of Heliopolis, home of the Sun god Atum, later identified with Ra
Nineveh - angle of the city, which was swept away; and the water pouring into the city "dissolved" the palace foundation platform, of Sundried bricks. There may have been an upper story of Sun-dried bricks and wood, for there are no stone or marble columns or burnt brick remains. The large halls may have been roofless, a ledge projecting round the four sides and supporting an awning as shelter against rain and Sun. The chief gods were Asshur, Bel, Beltis or Myletta, Sin the moon, Shamash (Hebrew shemesh ) the Sun, Vul or Iva the thunder wielder, Nin, etc
Star (2) - Acts 27:20, Hebrews 11:12 ‘as the stars of heaven in multitude’), but more often some definite symbolical application is apparent, as, for example, when a period of calamity marking a Divine visitation is described as a time when the light of the Sun and the moon is withdrawn and ‘the stars fall from heaven’ (Matthew 24:29, || Revelation 6:13; Revelation 8:10-11; cf. A mythological allusion is apparent in Revelation 12:4 (‘a woman arrayed with the Sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars’). ]'>[2]2) the following occurs:...
‘Over you a star shall proceed out of Jacob,...
And a man shall arise from my seed like the Sun of righteousness’ (cf
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus - ...
Jesus, the Sun of justice, have mercy on us
Litany of the Holy Name - ...
Jesus, the Sun of justice, have mercy on us
Stars - They are invisible in the Sunlight, but begin to appear about Sunset ( Nehemiah 4:21 ). The day of the Lord is to be heralded by signs in the stars as well as in the Sun and moon ( Luke 21:25 )
Raise - ...
5: συνεγείρω (Strong's #4891 — Verb — Sunegeiro — soon-eg-i'-ro ) "to raise together" (sun, "with," and No
Day - " ...
A — 2: αὐγή (Strong's #827 — Noun Feminine — auge — owg-ay' ) "brightness, bright shining, as of the Sun;" hence, "the beginning of daylight," is translated "break of day" in Acts 20:11
Holy Name, Litany of the - ...
Jesus, the Sun of justice, have mercy on us
Wrath, Wrath of God - We are instructed by Paul not to take revenge (Romans 12:19 ), nor to “let the Sun go down on your anger” (Ephesians 4:26 NRSV)
Adultery - ...
The woman in Revelation 12, represented as clothed with the Sun (of righteousness), and crowned with the 12 stars (i
Locusts - Profane writers describe the locusts of Africa and some parts of Asia, as sometimes swarming to such a degree, as to darken the face of the Sun
Glory - It is applied to created things, as the Sun, moon, and stars, 1 Corinthians 15:41 ; also to man as the 'glory of God
Gregorius, Saint., the Illuminator - , "the Illuminator" ( Gregor Lusavoritch ), "the Sun of Armenia," the apostle, first patriarch and patron saint of Armenia, c
Manichaeans - Augustine, they believed, also, in a consubstantial trinity, though they strangely supposed the Father to dwell in light inaccessible, the Son to have his residence in the solar orb, and the Holy Spirit to be diffused throughout the atmosphere; on which account they paid a superstitious, and perhaps an idolatrous, reverence to the Sun and moon
Aloe - The Sun rose gloriously out of the sea, and all the air around was perfumed with the effluvia of the aloe, as its rays sucked up the dew from the leaves
Apocalyptic Literature - He then sees the weighing of men’s actions in the balance, the rejection of sinners, the places prepared for the righteous, and certain physical mysteries (lightnings, thunders, winds, hail, mist, clouds, Sun and moon, 41), also the place of Wisdom in heaven (42), and, finally, some more physical mysteries (43, 44). The course of the Sun is first described (72), next the course of the moon (73, 74); untoward days (75); the winds (76); the four quarters of heaven (77); further details regarding the rising and setting of the Sun (78, 79), changes in the order of things to come in the last Jays (80), and the return of Enoch to the earth; and the committal of these matters to Methusaleh (81, 82). 163–246; Wieseler, ‘Zur Abfassungszeit d. From thence he is taken up into the fourth heaven, the habitation of the Sun and moon, and there sees the phœnixes and chalkadris (chalkydries), mysterious composite beings with heads of crocodiles and bodies of serpents (11, 12). In the eastern portion of the fourth heaven he comes to the gates of the Sun (13); thence he is led to the western regions, and hears a song
Joseph - ...
In his simplicity, possibly with some degree of elation, but certainly with the divine approval (for the revelation was given to be made known, Matthew 10:27), he told the dreams to his brethren, which only aggravated their hatred: the first, their sheaves bowing to his sheaf (pointing to his coming office of lord of the Egyptian granaries); the second, the Sun, moon, and 11 stars bowing to him (these heavenly bodies symbolizing authorities subject to his chief rule; compare the coming eclipse of the natural luminaries and earthly potentates before the Antitype, Matthew 24:29-30; Revelation 6:12). Leah or else Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, answers to the "moon," "thy mother," as Jacob to the "sun," and the 11 stars to the 11 brothers (Genesis 37:6-10). ...
Then Joseph, who shrank from adulterous lusts, in righteous retribution received pure wedded joys in union with Asenath ("devoted to Neith and Isis") daughter of Potipherah ("devoted to Ra, the Sun god") priest of ON , Heliopolis or Bethshemesh (the city of the Sun god), the religious capital. The Sun was made His visible symbol, the earliest idolatry (Job 31:26, Sabeanism)
Containers And Vessels - ...
Early clay vessels were “fired” simply by letting them stay out in the Sun. This caused the clay to harden more than it would by sitting in the Sun and would allow the storage of liquids
House - In places where stone is plentiful all houses are built of that material; otherwise only the very rich men’s houses are of stone and all others are built of Sun-dried bricks (sometimes of kiln-dried bricks, which are more expensive), or even of mud set in layers, each layer being left to dry hard before the next layer is placed on the top of it. The Sun-dried bricks are made simply of clay with which chopped straw is mixed (Exodus 5:7), and are set to dry in the Sun for a few days before they are wanted for the building
Names of Our Lord - ...
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
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
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
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
Joshua, the Book of - ...
There are two difficulties connected with this book which have given rise to much discussion, ...
The miracle of the standing still of the Sun and moon on Gibeon. The Canaanites had Sunk into a state of immorality and corruption so foul and degrading that they had to be rooted out of the land with the edge of the sword
Mephibosheth - Saul's son by Rizpah (2 Samuel 21:8); "crucified" (yaqah ; not talah , which would mean "hanged up") with six others before Jehovah by the Gibeonites to avert the famine; from barley harvest until the rains of October the bodies remained exposed to the Sun (compare Numbers 25:4), but watched by Rizpah's pious care, and finally were committed to Kish's sepulchre
Essenes (2) - And they deviated still further from orthodox Judaism in the practice of making a daily prayer to the Sun ‘as if entreating him to rise,’ and in refraining altogether from animal sacrifice
Revelation - In the cold regions of the north, in the burning regions of the south, the Bible begins to be known; and, from the predictions it contains, we believe the glorious Sun of revelation shall shine and illuminate the whole globe
Generation - Israel's neighbors spoke of the birth of gods, such births representing at the same time a part of the universe, since the Sun, the moon, the stars were all looked upon as gods
Nimrod - Ra is the Cushite supreme god of Babylon as Ra is the Sun god in Egypt
Heaven - ...
Negatives of present provisional conditions and evils form a large part of the subordinate description of heaven's bliss: no marriage (Luke 20:34-36), no meats for the belly (1 Corinthians 6:13), no death, no sorrow, crying, pain; no defilement, no curse, no night, no candle, no light of the Sun, for the Lord God giveth them light (Revelation 21:4; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:3; Revelation 22:5)
Fire - The fires of Moloch and the Sun god were nature worship, into which Sabeanism declined from the one God over all; the Jews often fell into this apostasy (Isaiah 27:9; 2 Kings 23:11-12)
Helena, Companion of Simon Magus - 308) that Justin in his account of the honours paid at Samaria to Simon and Helena may have been misled by the honours there paid to Phoenician Sun and moon divinities of similar names
Ship - Having no compass or charts, they seldom ventured voyaging in winter (Acts 27:9), and the absence of visible Sun or stars seriously embarrassed them (Acts 27:20)
Glorify - Sooner might light be added to the Sun by a faint taper of the night, or sound to the thunder by the human voice, than that JEHOVAH can receive additional glory from any act, or from all the acts of his creatures, put them all together in one
Go Out, Go Forth - 19:6), where the Sun rises (“goes forth”). So Hosea says that the Lord’s “going forth” to redeem His people is as certain as the Sunrise (6:3)
Lie - 22:26-27 the verb denotes the act of sleeping more than the lying down: “If thou at all take thy neighbor’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the Sun goeth down … [5] shall he sleep?”...
Shâkab can also be used to mean “lodge” and thus refers to sleeping and eating
Damascus - The houses, and especially those which front the streets, are very indifferently built, chiefly of mud formed into the shape of bricks, and dried in the Sun; but those toward the gardens, and in the squares, present a more handsome appearance
Live - ...
2: συζάω (Strong's #4800 — Verb — Sunzao — sood-zah'-o ) "to live together with" (sun, "with," and zao, "to live"), may be included with zao in the above analysis as follows: (g) Romans 6:8 ; 2 Timothy 2:11 ; (s), 2 Corinthians 7:3
New Moon - After the immediate and primary distinction between day and night, arising from the regular appearance and disappearance of the Sun, the recognition of the month as the period covered by the surprising and ever-fascinating phenomena of the moon’s phases marked an important step in advance. And how natural it was that the celebration of the new moon should enter into the religion of nature-worshipping men, to whom the Sun and moon were veritable gods and the terms ‘King of Day’ and ‘Queen of the Night’ more than poetic expressions! (As to the latter, we must not forget that the moon was regarded amongst some people as a masculine deity, as the German der Mond bears witness
Rejoice - ...
2: συγχαίρω (Strong's #4796 — Verb — Sunchairo — soong-khah'ee-ro ) "to rejoice with" (sun, and No
Carpenter - Yet may He not have often sighed in the workshop of Nazareth as He handled the nails and the hammer, and thought of the day when the Son of Man must be lifted up? As in Holman Hunt’s famous symbolical picture, the figure of the young carpenter with outstretched arms released from toil as the Sun went down, would make the awful shadow of the Cross
Germanus, Saint, Bishop of Auxerre - of Auxerre, was, on the latter's death, unanimously elected, and consecrated on Sun
Ashtoreth - ’ By others she was designated as ‘daughter of Anu (lord of heaven),’ and even as the ‘sister of Shamash (sun),’ since, as the evening-star Venus disappears in the west, and reappears in the east to be called the morning-star
Head - They turn their heads to imitate the Sun
Maronites - In Lent they eat nothing, unless it be two or three hours before Sun-rising: their other fastings are very numerous
Anthropomorphism - Rocks, trees, the Sun, the earth, or other natural objects were the focus for their sense of mystery and awe
Evolution - In particular, for the formation of our planetary system there is the theory elaborated by Chamberlain and Moulton (and subsequently by Jeans), according to which the planets and their motion are the result of a near encounter between the original mass of the Sun and another large heavenly body which has long since passed on its way
Captives - The eastern conqueror often stripped his unhappy captives naked, shaved their heads, and made them travel in that condition, exposed to the burning heat of a vertical Sun by day, and the chilling cold of the night
Look - We look on or at a picture we look on or at the moon we cannot look on or at the unclouded Sun, without pain
Phoeni'ce, Phoenic'ia - In its popular form it was especially a worship of the Sun, moon and five planets, or, as it might have been expressed according to ancient notions, of the seven planets --the most beautiful and perhaps the most natural form of idolatry ever presented to the human imagination
Witness - ...
B — 3: συμμαρτυρέω (Strong's #4828 — Verb — summartureo — soom-mar-too-reh'-o ) denotes "to bear witness with" (sun), Romans 2:15 ; 8:16 ; 9:1 . ...
B — 4: συνεπιμαρτυρέω (Strong's #4901 — Verb — Sunepimartureo — soon-ep-ee-mar-too-reh'-o ) denotes "to join in bearing witness with others," Hebrews 2:4
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - As a human being he can never be certain that this is the "right time, " and this lack of knowledge, this lack of certainty, frustrates him to the point that he thinks that life "under the Sun" is meaningless. Indeed, Qohelet's last words in the book are a sad and moving reflection upon death, describing a person's end using three image clusters: growing old and dying is like watching the storm clouds move in and ruin a Sunny day (12:1-2); it is also like an unmaintained house, slowly falling apart (12:3-5); it is like a severed rope, a broken bowl, a shattered pitcher, and a ruined wheel (12:6). ...
What does this normative voice tell the reader? In the first place, the second unnamed wise teacher gives a cautious approval to Qohelet's words (12:9-10), and indeed, as we think about what Qohelet says, we can see that he does accurately describe the situation on the earth apart from God ("under the Sun"). It is no wonder that Qohelet failed in his search for meaning under the Sun
Locust - After having been roasted a little upon the iron plate on which bread is baked, they are dried in the Sun, and then put into large sacks, with the mixture of a little salt. … There are a few poor fellahs in the Haouran, however, who sometimes, pressed by hunger, make a meal of them; but they break off the head and take out the entrails before they dry them in the Sun. 319), ‘resembling shrimps in taste, or they are boiled in water with a little salt, dried in the Sun, and, being deprived of their wings and legs, are packed in bags for use
Locust - After having been roasted a little upon the iron plate on which bread is baked, they are dried in the Sun, and then put into large sacks, with the mixture of a little salt. … There are a few poor fellahs in the Haouran, however, who sometimes, pressed by hunger, make a meal of them; but they break off the head and take out the entrails before they dry them in the Sun. 319), ‘resembling shrimps in taste, or they are boiled in water with a little salt, dried in the Sun, and, being deprived of their wings and legs, are packed in bags for use
Egypt - Diodorus Siculus, mentioning the Egyptians, informs us, that "the first men, looking up to the world above them, and, struck with admiration at the nature of the universe, supposed the Sun and moon to be the principal and eternal gods. The Sun and moon, under the names of Isis and Osiris, were the chief objects of adoration among the Egyptians. The following inscription, engraven in hieroglyphics in the temple of Neith, the Egyptian Minerva, conveys the most sublime idea of the Deity which unenlightened reason could form: "I am that which is, was, and shall be: no mortal hath lifted up my veil: the offspring of my power is the Sun. The materials of their structure were bricks of clay, bound together with chopped straw, and baked in the Sun
Pilgrimage - On the ninth of Dhu'lhajja, after morning prayer, the pilgrims leave the valley of Mina whither they come the day before, and proceed in a tumultuous and rushing manner to mount Arafat, where they stay to perform their devotions till Sun-set; then they go to Mozdalifa, and oratory between Arafat, and Mina, and there spend the night in prayer and reading the Koran. The next morning by day-break they visit Al Masher al Karam, or the sacred monument; and, departing thence before Sun-rise, haste by Batn Mohasser to the valley of Mina, where they throw seven stones at three marks or pillars, in imitation of Abraham, who, meeting the devil in that place, and being by him disturbed in his devotions, or tempted to disobedience when he was going to sacrifice his son, was commanded by God to drive him away by throwing stones at him; though others pretend this rite to be as old as Adam, who also put the devil to flight in the same place, and by the same means. They came out of Italy into Germany bare- footed, and bare-headed, feeding all the week, except on Sundays, upon herbs and roots sprinkled with salt
Evil (2) - (Matthew 10:29); ‘He maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good,’ etc. In one passage He calls it Creation’s new birth (παλινγενεσία, Matthew 19:28); but His usual term for it is the ‘Kingdom of God’ (or of Heaven): ‘Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father’ (Matthew 13:43)
Plagues, the Ten, - The sixth plague, produced by the ashes scattered toward heaven in conformity with an ancient Egyptian rite, as if an invocation of the Sun-god, continued the warfare of Jehovah upon Egyptian idolatry; the religious ceremony which was employed to invoke blessing brought disease. The Sun itself was veiled at his command
Cosmetics - Creams protected the skin against the heat of the Sun and counteracted body odors
Zebulun - ’ Zebul is here used of the dwelling of God, elsewhere of the Sun and moon, and, therefore, probably designated originally, in harmony with the Assyrian, a lofty abode, a bçth-har , or mountain sanctuary, such as is referred to in Deuteronomy 33:19 as being in the territory of Zebulun and Issachar
Day - So when God makes a new covenant and assures Israel of continuing as a nation indefinitely, God offers the constancy of the cosmic order ("he who appoints the Sun to shine by day") as his credentials for following through on his intention (Jeremiah 31:35-37 )
Astrology - The superstitious Babylonians also devised the zodiac, a division of the celestial sphere into twelve equal parts known as signs or houses, which were named after the Sun, moon, and principal planets
Samson - ) (Judges 13:6; Judges 13:18-20) or else "sunlike" (Gesenius): compare Judges 5:31, "strong" (Josephus Sun" in Egypt (shemesh ) related to Sam-son)
Come - We say, the men come this way, whether riding or on foot the wind comes from the west the ship comes with a fine breeze light comes from the Sun
Stand - Also, the Sun and the moon “stood still” at Joshua’s command ( Whirlwind - But to-day the calm and heat of the air was only the prelude to a violent wind, which commenced as soon as the Sun had Sunk, and continued during the greater part of the night
Hand - "If I...
beheld the Sun when it shined, and my mouth hath kissed my hand," Job 31:27
Work, Wrought - ...
B — 5: συνεργέω (Strong's #4903 — Verb — Sunergeo — soon-erg-eh'-o ) "to work with or together" (sun), occurs in Mark 16:20 ; Romans 8:28 , "work together;" 1 Corinthians 16:16 , "helpeth with;" 2 Corinthians 6:1 , "workers together," present participle, "working together;" the "with Him" represents nothing in the Greek; James 2:22 , "wrought with
Lord's Day - What is there convincing in the following suggestions? ‘It is quite possible that the Christian Sunday was originally fixed-perhaps before the women’s story was generally known-in some other way, e. Later on the same author seems to treat the ‘appearance’ also as a fictitious afterthought grafted on to a Christian time-scheme of amazingly early development: ‘Both the appearances take place on Sunday (John 20). This strengthens the view that 1 Corinthians 16:2 incidentally gives evidence of early movements towards the setting up of the Lord’s Day as an institution, especially when taken along with Acts 20:7; for when could the contributions of the people be better collected in readiness for the Apostle than at their meetings on the special day of worship?...
It is fair also to suggest (with Hessey, Sunday, p. If the two expressions were equivalent and interchangeable, how strange that the latter should occur so regularly and the former be found in but one solitary instance!...
On the other hand, we have an undisputed early example of the use of ἡ κυριακὴ ἡμέρα (in noteworthy abbreviation) as = ‘Sunday’ in Didache, xiv. κυριακόν, church, κυριακή, Sunday (in 11th cent. dominicum, church, dominica, dies dominica, Sunday, Irish domhnach, “church” and “Sunday,” is instructive. ) points out that no one belonging to the circle of Jewish Christians would think of relaxing one of Moses’ commandments; and, even if already in apostolic times Sunday came to be observed, none could think that the Sabbath commandment would be fulfilled through a Sabbath-like observance of another day instead of the observance of the Sabbath itself. liturgical names for Sunday (dies dominica, κυριακή) and Saturday (sabbatum, σάββατον), the whole liturgical scheme of the week having come down from early times when Christiana discarded the use of day-names associated with pagan gods. 67) uses the name ‘Sunday’ (τῆ τοῦ Ἡλίου λεγομένῃ ἡμέρα); but the expression ‘the day called the day at the Sun’ clearly indicates that whilst Christians might use the ordinary name in intercourse with non-Christians they did not use it among themselves. 357) marks this as the only instance he knows of in which a Christian writer uses the term ‘Sunday’ in pre-Constantine times (see also Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics , article ‘Festivals and Fasts [4]’). 396) and others have pointed out, the observance of Sunday is one of a number of elements which Christianity had in common with the religion of Mithras. In Mithraism this was directly connected with the worship of the Sun. ) vigorously repudiates the charge that Christians worshipped the Sun as their god. Between the 11th and the 15th centuries we meet with a wide-spread fiction of a ‘Letter from Heaven’ inculcating Sunday observance, wherein the largest claims are made for the day: how that on it the angels were created, the ark rested on Ararat, the Exodus took place, also the Baptism of Jesus, His great miracles. Canon 20 of the Council of Nicaea plainly reflects a very old custom, as it enjoins that ‘seeing there are some who kneel on Sunday and in the days of Pentecost … men should offer their prayers to God standing. Later on the practice of using Sunday as a day of rest from work came into vogue; and then it served as a sign distinguishing Christian from Jew. ’...
(c) The assemblies connected with the Lord’s Day were two; the vigil in the night between Saturday and Sunday, and the celebration of the Liturgy on Sunday morning. An interesting account of Sunday worship of Christians at Jerusalem in the 4th cent. ’...
(b) Again, the persistence, or survival, of the pre-Christian and pagan designation ‘Sunday’ is a matter of interest, especially since, being tacitly denuded of its ancient associations with Sun-worship, it has come to be invested to the Christian mind with all the meaning attached to ‘Lord’s Day,’ and used interchangeably with that name
Temple - This superb portico is termed the royal portico by Josephus, who represents it as the noblest work beneath the Sun, being elevated to such a prodigious height, that no one could look down from its flat roof to the valley below, without being seized with dizziness; the sight not reaching to such an immeasurable depth. ...
Paul most evidently alludes in Ephesians 2:13-14 : "But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometimes were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ: for he is our peace, who hath made both one, (united both Jews and Gentiles into one church,) and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;" having abolished the law of ordinances, by which, as by the wall of separation, both Jews and Gentiles were not only kept asunder, but also at variance. Its appearance, according to Josephus, had every thing that could strike the mind, or astonish the sight: for it was covered on every side with plates of gold; so that when the Sun rose upon it, it reflected so strong and dazzling an effulgence, that the eye of the spectator was obliged to turn away, being no more able to sustain its radiance than the splendour of the Sun
Manicheans - That part of the soul which had not been affected by matter he placed in the Sun and moon, whence it might send forth its influence to release and draw back towards itself, through the refining processes of vegetable and animal life, kindred souls diffused through all nature; for the Sun and moon play as important a part in the Manichean as they do in the Persian, Indian, and Mithraic systems (C. But an angel of light, or Christ Himself, the Spirit of the Sun, counteracted their artifices in the shape of the serpent, the parts of the Biblical narrative being thus reversed, God's share being ascribed to the devil and vice versa. , discovered Manicheans among the Egyptian bishops at the council of Constantinople by permitting the bishops and monks to eat flesh on Sundays, which the Manicheans would not do. They fasted on Sunday
Sea - These legends are corrected by more reliable accounts, which show that the birds fly over or float upon the sea uninjured; that no vapor is exhaled from its surface, except that caused by the rapid evaporation or its waters under the hot Sun; and that the low level and excessive heat of the valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea account for the diseases prevailing there, without imagining any more fearful cause. ...
At present the Dead Sea has no perceptible outlet, and the waters poured into it by the Jordan are probably evaporated by the intense heat of the unclouded Sun, or in part absorbed in the earth. It is thought by some that the northern and principal part of the sea was the product of some convulsion of nature, long before that which destroyed Sodom and formed the south bay; that the Jordan at first flowed into the Red Sea through the remarkable crevasse which extends from its sources to the Gulf of Akabah; and that at some period beyond the reach of history, its bed and valley Sunk down to their present level and formed the Dead Sea
Heart - Again, Ecclesiastes 2:20 says, “Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the Sun
Kiss - (Genesis 41:40) So Job, "If I (said Job) beheld the Sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness, and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand, this also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge, for I should have denied the God that is above
Eat, Eat With, Eating - the strengthened, form katesthio, and the verb Sunesthio, below. ...
A — 8: συνεσθίω (Strong's #4906 — Verb — Sunesthio — soon-es-thee'-o ) "to eat with" (sun, "with," and No
False Worship - This pagan worship of Mithra, represented by sol invictus (the invincible Sun) was a powerful challenge to Christianity
Memphis - Proteus (a Memphite king), Venus, Ra or Phre ("the Sun"), and the Cabeiri too had temples in Memphis
Manna - They gathered it early every morning before the Sun melted it
Hell - of Jerusalem, where, after Ahaz introduced the worship of the fire gods, the Sun, Baal, Moloch, the Jews under Manasseh made their children to pass through the fire (2 Chronicles 33:6), and offered them as burntofferings (Jeremiah 7:31; Jeremiah 19:2-6)
Monotheism - “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the Sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me, I am the Lord, and there is none else ( Isaiah 45:5-7 )
New Jerusalem - It is noteworthy that the new Jerusalem has no Sun or moon but is illuminated by the effulgence of God's glory
Piety - ...
It is the morning of life, and if the Sun of righteousness does not dispel the moral mists and fogs before noon, the whole day generally remains overspread and gloomy
Look - Even then, it is stated to have become like the Sun (Matthew 17:2); and, as it happens, the figure is of something which, though it lights the world, is not in itself directly to be gazed upon (cf
Colours - A great earthquake makes the Sun black as sackcloth of hair (Revelation 6:12; cf
Desert, Wilderness - ...
In Revelation 12:1; Revelation 12:14 ‘the woman clothed with the Sun’ has a place prepared for her in the wilderness, whither she flees from before the dragon, while in 17:3 the seer is carried to the wilderness to see the ‘woman sitting upon a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy
Praise - Indeed, not only all living things but all created things, including the Sun and moon, are called upon “to praise” God ( Sung by Jesus and His disciples on Maundy Thursday when He instituted the Lord’s Supper ( Conflagration - Lastly: others have recourse to a still more effectual and flaming machine; and conclude the world is to undergo its conflagration from the near approach of a comet, in its return from the Sun
Ephesus - A herd of goats was driven to it for shelter from the Sun at noon; and a noisy flight of crows from the quarries seemed to insult its silence
Chaldean Philosophy - Their popular religion consisted in the worship of the Sun, moon, planets, and stars, as divinities, after the general practice of the east, Job 31:27
Fuel - The change in the circumstances of that excellent woman, she reckoned as great, (and it was to her as unexpected,) as the elevation of a poor despised beggar from a nauseous and polluting dunghill, rendered tenfold more fetid by the intense heat of an oriental Sun, to one of the highest and most splendid stations on earth
Agrippa - The rising Sun darted his golden beams thereon, and gave it such a lustre as dazzled the eyes of the spectators; and when the king began his speech to the Tyrians and Sidonians, the parasites around him began to say, it was "the voice of a god and not of man
Harvest - As it is but small and weak, and from its elevation exposed to the scorching Sun, it is soon withered
Colors - Natural objects designated black in the Bible include such items as hair, skin, the sky, and even the Sun itself (Leviticus 13:31 ; Job 30:30 ; 1 Kings 18:45 ; Revelation 6:12 )
Pha'Raoh, - the common title of the native kings of Egypt in the Bible, corresponding to P-ra or Ph-ra "the Sun," of the hieroglyphics
Gods, Pagan - Many were personifications of the enduring natural forces in Egypt, such as the Sun (Re or Atum), sky (Nut), earth (Geb), and so on. Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaton and embarked on a revolutionary reform which promoted worship of the Sun disc Aton above all other gods. Shamash was god of the Sun and played a prominent role
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - It treats of faith in the Trinity, spiritual creation, the waters above the firmament, the firmament of heaven, the Sun and moon, the devil and the nature of demons, the nature of waters and course of the ocean, Paradise, the nature of man after sin, the diversity of sinners and their place of punishment, purgatorial fire and the future life. Isidore discourses of the days, the night, the seasons, the solstice and equinox, the world and its five zones, heaven and its name, the planets, the waters, the heavens, the nature, size, and course of the Sun, the light and course of the moon, the eclipse of Sun and moon, the course of the stars, the position of the seven planets, the light of the stars, falling stars, the names of the stars and whether they have any soul, thunder, lightning, the rainbow, clouds, showers, snow, hail, the nature and names of the winds, the signs of storms, pestilence, the heat, size, and saltness of the ocean, the river Nile, the names of sea and rivers, the position and motion of the earth, mount Etna, and the parts of the earth
Babel - Since a remote time people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words; the earthquake and thunder had split and dispersed its Sun-dried clay. ...
As Ra was the Egyptian Sun god, so was Ra the Cushite name of the supreme god of the Babylonians. Herodotus says the Greeks learned from Babylon the pole, the Sundial, and the division of the day into twelve parts. high, probably plated with gold and devoted to the Sun; the fifth, guessed to be 104 ft. The southern tetrarchy (arba lisun , "the four tongues," or kiprat 'arbat , "the four nations") consisted of Ur, Huruk, Nipur, and Larsa or Laruncha, answering to the scriptural Ur of the Chaldees, Erech, Calneh, and Ellasar. The bricks, rudely molded and of various sizes, are some kiln-burned, others Sun-dried; buttresses support their buildings: mortar is unknown, clay and bitumen being substituted. He shows his independence of Assyria in his embassy to Hezekiah; and his inquiry as to the astronomical wonder done in the land of Judah, the Sun's shadow having gone back on Ahaz' dial, is characteristic of a prince of the Chaldees whose devotion to astronomy is well known
the Importunate Widow - When you rise off your bed always say, Awake, my soul, and with the Sun thy daily stage of duty run. When you meet a marriage, say Behold, the bridegroom cometh! When the Sun sets in the west, say There shall be no night in heaven
Heaven - The heavenly lights—sun, moon, and stars—were installed into this partition (Genesis 1:14-18 )
Supper - It was usually taken about Sunset or shortly after (Luke 14:12; Luke 17:7-8). But out of it grows another picture of very different hue: (b) Revelation 19:17-18, ‘And I saw an angel standing in the Sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great
Fill, Fill up - ...
A — 4: συμπληρόω (Strong's #4845 — Verb — sumpleroo — soom-play-ro'-o ) "to fill completely" (sun, "with," and No
Ahaz - He adopted the Babylonian Sun dial (which he probably erected in the temple, perhaps in "the middle court," where Isaiah saw it and gave its shadow as a sign to Hezekiah), becoming acquainted with it through the Assyrians (2 Kings 20:11; 2 Kings 20:4; 2 Kings 20:9)
Incense - By the Jews' wide dispersion already some knowledge of Jehovah was being imparted to the Gentiles, and an earnest existed of the future magnifying of Jehovah's name among the Gentiles "from the rising of the Sun unto the going down of the same
Lord's Day - To it our Lord had granted a certain approval; for on it He rose from the grave and appeared to His disciples, and on the following Sunday repeated His visitation; while, if Pentecost that year fell on the first day of the week (which it did if the chronology of St. ...
The title by which early Christian writers usually called the festival was ‘the Lord’s Day’; but before long the Church felt no difficulty in adopting the heathen title of ‘ Sunday ,’ realizing that as on that day light was created, and the Sun of Righteousness arose on it, there was to them a peculiar fitness in the name. 120), where we read that on the day called Sunday the Christians met together, out of both city and country, and held a religious service at which first the writings of Apostles and Prophets were read; then the president preached; after which common prayers were said; and when these were ended, bread and wine were brought to the president, who uttered prayers and thanksgivings, to which the people said, ‘Amen’; all present then participated in the Eucharist, the deacons carrying it to the absent. Thus it is clear that the early Church continued the Apostolic custom ( Acts 20:7 ) of celebrating the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day a custom so wide-spread as to enable Chrysostom to call Sunday dies panis , or ‘the day of bread
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The Book of Jashar (or Upright) A book quoted twice in the Old Testament: Joshua's poetic address to the Sun and the moon (Joshua 10:12-13 ) and David's lament for Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:17-27 )
Conflagration - ...
Lastly, others have recourse to a still more effectual and flaming machine, and conclude the world is to undergo its conflagration from the near approach of a comet in its return from the Sun
Sea of Glass - 70) suggests that the aegean Sea, fired by the rays of the setting Sun, has yielded the form of the splendid imagery of this vision
Hosea - Amidst his rugged abruptness soft and exquisite touches occur, where God's lovingkindness, balmy as the morning Sun and genial as the rain, stands in contrast to Israel's goodness, evanescent as the cloud and the early dew (Hosea 6:3-4; compare also Hosea 13:3; Hosea 14:5-7)
Travel (2) - In the morning the traveller started on his journey, and continued it till noon-day, when he took refuge for an hour or two under some kindly shade from the scorching rays of the Sun, and then resumed his course (Song of Solomon 1:7)
Crucifixion - But for this we could hardly have had those ‘Seven Words from the Cross’ which come to us like the glorious rays that shoot from a Sun sinking in awful splendour
Lebanon - ...
The Anti-Lebanon is to-day known as Jebel esh-Sherki or ‘the east mountain,’ the equivalent of ‘Lebanon towards the Sun-rising’ of Joshua 13:5
Calendars - ...
The year Anthropological evidence from many regions show that it was possible in the most ancient times to chart the course of the Sun in its annual orbit, which occurs in approximately 365 days. It is called “lunar-solar” because it allowed the Sun's orbit to mark the years' beginning, but based the beginning of months on observation of the phases of the moon
Light - In the New Jerusalem there will be no more night (Revelation 22:5 ), and the city will not need the Sun, moon, or created light to shine on it, "for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp
Art And Aesthetics - Though some of these do depict mythological motifs (such as the zodiac, the chariot of the Sun god, etc
Creation - It is maintained that the term 'day' is often used for indefinite periods of time in scripture, and therefore may be so in Genesis 1 ; that they refer to God's days, and not to natural days, seeing that 'the evening and the morning' are spoken of before the Sun, which naturally causes the evening and morning
Set - ) The act of setting, as of the Sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination
World - When biblical writers refer to the world, however, they usually mean the earth itself, not including Sun, moon, and stars
Blindness (2) - It is mainly due to ophthalmia caused partly by the Sun-glare and partly by lack of cleanliness
Field - There are now, as there were of old, numerous fields in Palestine where ‘the lilies’ and many other flowers grow in gorgeous profusion without human care or culture, and where ‘the grass of the field,’ including fibrous weeds as well as shortlived flowers, when dried by the tropical Sun, are still gathered as fuel, and used to heat ovens for baking bread (cf
Way - ” When the Sun is likened to a “strong man” who rejoices “to run a race” ( Columba (1) Columcille - Reeves's computation, was early in the morning of Sun
Leper, Leprosy - " (Leviticus 13:12,13,16,17 ) The Egyptian bondage, with its studied degradations and privations, and especially the work of the kiln under an Egyptian Sun, must have had a frightful tendency to generate this class of disorders
Wells - ...
Twice in the day they led their flocks to the wells; at noon, and when the Sun was going down
Keep, Keeping - ...
A — 3: συντηρέω (Strong's #4933 — Verb — Suntereo — soon-tay-reh'-o ) denotes "to preserve, keep safe, keep close" (sun, "together with," used intensively, and No. ...
A — 11: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — Sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to hold together," is translated "shall . The conjecture that the meaning is "courts are now being held" (sunodoi being understood as meetings of the court instead of "days") is scarcely so appropriate to the circumstances
Nebuchadnezzar - The lowest, in honor of Saturn, was black; that of Jupiter was orange; that of Mars red, that of the Sun yellow, that of Venus green, and that of Mercury blue
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Sun and moon stand still, Joshua 10:12-14
Jerusalem - Jeremiah foretold God’s judgment on these people by announcing that in the place where they killed their children, they themselves would be killed and their corpses left to rot in the Sun (Jeremiah 7:31-34; Jeremiah 32:35)
Sedulius, 5th-Cent. Poet - The internal evidence as to these details is very slight: his friends bear Latin names almost entirely; he is in the presence of educated idolaters and takes special pains to argue against Sun-worship; but these indications are very vague
Synagogue - 2), by the recital of the Shema‛ (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 11:13; Deuteronomy 11:21, 1618879910_79), was preceded by two benedictions, one containing the praise of the Lord as the Giver of light in view of the rising Sun each morning, and of the Withdrawer of the light of day each evening, and another containing the praise of the Lord as Giver of the Law to Israel, His chosen people, and followed by one benediction beginning with a solemn attestation of the monotheistic truth proclaimed in the Shemâ‛, and ending with the praise of God as the Redeemer of Israel with reference to the deliverance from Egypt mentioned in the closing verse of the Shemâ‛ chapters (Numbers 15:41). 475), and Josephus of the Essenes, that ‘they offer prayers handed down from their fathers towards the rising Sun as if supplicating for its rising,’ that is to say, with hands outstretched towards the streaks of light coming forth (Bellum Judaicum (Josephus) II. 3a) of the Vethîḳîm, ‘the enduring, conscientiously pious’ (another name for the Essenes), that ‘they recited the Shemâ‛ at the time of the radiance of the morning Sun,’ points almost with certainty to Zoroastrian influence (see, besides Graetz, Schorr, and Kohler, also T
Wisdom of Solomon - These last words are in any case a paraphrase of Exodus 13:22 ‘and by night a pillar of fire to give light to them’; but by what process this has become ‘a harmless Sun of ambitions peregrination,’ which appears to be an absolutely meaningless combination of words, is exceedingly obscure. In Wisdom of Solomon 16:26 the lesson is worded ‘that the fruits which grow do not feed the man, but Thy word maintains them that trust in Thee,’ and it is inferred from the fact that the nutritive power of the manna was dependent on the observation of certain precepts: collected in the morning, it would resist the heat of the oven; but the heat of the Sun would melt it, etc. probably ancient, modern, and mediaeval history), the alterations of the turnings (of the Sun) and the change of seasons, the circuits of years and the position of stars, the natures of living creatures and the dispositions of beasts, the forces of the winds and the reasonings of men, the diversities of plants and the virtues of roots’-a list which shows little sign of Greek influence, but is much more suggestive of the learning of Egypt, Phœnicia, and Arabia
Egypt - He may thus have been rather a tool in the hands of a reformer]'>[6], it rapidly declined: the Hittites were pressing into Syria from the north, and all the while the Pharaoh was a dreamer absorbed in establishing a monotheistic worship of Aton (the Sun) against the polytheism of Egypt, and more especially against the Theban and national worship of Ammon. , on the other hand, was as active in the Delta as in other parts of Egypt, and although Ammon remained the principal god of the State, Ptah of Memphis and Rç the Sun-god of Heliopolis were given places of honour at his side. side of the Delta, is not once mentioned, and the situation of Thebes (No-Amon) is quite misunderstood by Nahum. , as it was being opened, as well as to the deity within; hymns were Sung and sistrums rattled, animals slaughtered, and the altar piled with offerings. ’ The dead man was judged before Osiris, the king of the dead, and if condemned, was devoured by a demon, but if justified, fields of more than earthly fruitfulness were awarded to him in the under world; or he was received into the bark of the Sun to traverse the heavens gloriously; or, according to another view, he passed a gloomy and feeble existence in the shadows of the under world, cheered only for an hour as the Sun travelled nightly between two of the hour-gates of the infernal regions
Dionysius, Pseudo-Areopagita - God the centre towards which all tend and at the same time the all-embracing circumference within which all are included; the constant streaming forth from Him like rays from the visible Sun of divine influences whereby men are purified illumined and drawn upwards to Himself; man's powerlessness to know the real nature and being of God while yet he may be drawn near to Him in the mystic communion of a loving faith: such is very briefly the burden of the Dionysian strain. The first thing thus revealed is God's goodness, the far-reaching effulgence of His being, which streams forth upon all, like the rays of the Sun ( ib
Righteousness - Restoring a pledge at Sun-down was ‘righteousness’ ( Deuteronomy 24:13 )
Sabbath - (Exodus 16:22-30 ) And that this (All this is confirmed by the great antiquity of the division of time into weeks, and the naming the days after the Sun, moon and planets
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - ...
The pillar of cloud motif-set forth in the exodus account and expanded in the prophetic announcements of a new exodus after the Babylonian exile-encompasses a rich complex of theological meanings and functions: guidance/leading (of Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness to Canaan, Exodus 13:21 ; Numbers 14:14 ; Nehemiah 9:12 ; Psalm 78:14 ); a signal for movement (breaking and setting up camp, Exodus 40:36-37 ; Numbers 9:17-23 ); protection from danger (as a barrier of darkness between Israel and the Egyptians, Exodus 14:19-20 ); the sustained, immediate, personal presence of Yahweh/the angel of the Lord (Exodus 13:22 ; 14:19,24 ; 40:38 ; Numbers 9:15-16 ); an agency of summons (to battle, Numbers 10:34-35 ; and to worship, Exodus 33:10 ); both a concealment and manifestation of divine glory (Exodus 16:10 ; 19:9,16 ; 20:21 ; 24:15-18 ; 34:5 ; Deuteronomy 4:11 ; 5:22 ); the place of propositional revelation (as an oracular cloud, Exodus 33:9 ; Psalm 99:7 ); the dwelling place/throne of divinity (over the tabernacle, Numbers 9:18,22 ; 10:11 ; and in particular, over the mercy seat, Leviticus 16:2 ); the locus of cultic theophany (for the investiture of the seventy elders and Joshua, Numbers 11:25 ; Deuteronomy 31:15 ; for the inauguration of the tabernacle, Exodus 40:34-35 ); shade/protection from the Sun or storm (Numbers 10:34 ; Psalm 105:39 ; Isaiah 4:5 ); illumination (as a pillar of fire by night, Exodus 14:20 ; Numbers 9:15 ); and an agency of legal investigation and/or executive judgment (against Israel's enemies, Exodus 14:24 ; and against rebels within Israel, Numbers 12:5,10 ; 16:42 )
Arabia - Sabeanism, or the worship of the hosts, the Sun, moon, and stars, was the first lapse from original revelation (Job 31:26-27); but just before Mahomet they were divided between it, Judaism, Magianism, and corrupted Christianity
Destroy, Destroyer, Destruction, Destructive - ...
B — 6: σύντριμμα (Strong's #4938 — Noun Neuter — Suntrimma — soon-trim'-mah ) "a breaking in pieces, shattering" (the corresponding verb is Suntribo; see under BREAK , BRUISE), hence, "ruin, destruction," is compounded of Sun, "together," and trimma, "a rubbing or wearing away
Phoenice - " Kenrick supposes the term to express the Sunburnt color of the people. ...
The burning of sons to Baal (Jeremiah 19:5; Jeremiah 32:35) originated in the idea of human life forfeited by sin needing expiation by human life; substitution was the primitive way revealed; fire, the symbol of the Sun god, purified in consuming, so was the mode of vicarious sacrifice
Magi - The sacred caste itself appears to be mentioned in Jeremiah 39:3 ; Jeremiah 39:13 (see Rab-Mag); and a ritual observance, preserved still in Parsi worship, figures in Ezekiel 8:17 , from which we gather that Sun-worship, accompanied with the holding of the barsom (‘bunch of fine tamarisk boughs,’ as the geographer Strabo defines it) to the face, was a characteristic of Magian ritual before it was grafted on to Persian religion
Patience - 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
Waterpot - The waterpot of the woman of Samaria was one of those Jars of Sun-dried clay which are still in use in the East, and which are carried upon the head or on the shoulder (Encyc
Lord's Day, the - ...
The particular "day" that belonged to Jesus seems to have been Sunday, or, by Jewish reckoning, Saturday Sundown until Sunday Sundown. According to the Gospels, Jesus was raised from the dead on "the first day of the week" (Matthew 28:1 ; Mark 16:2 ; Luke 24:1 ; John 20:1 ), that is, Sunday. New Testament evidence suggests that by the 50s, if not earlier, Christians were attaching special significance to Sunday. Although the identification is not made explicit, there is therefore good reason to believe that John has Sunday in mind when he mentions "the Lord's Day" in Revelation 1:10 . John 20:26 ), or Sunday, which is the day after the seventh day—that is, the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday). Justin Martyr affirms that Jesus was raised on "the day of the Sun" (Apology 67). Luke's description of the meeting of believers at Troas is the first clear indication of a special gathering as taking place in the evening, by which he probably means Sunday, using Roman reckoning from midnight to midnight, rather than the Jewish system. 112), the Roman governor Pliny the Younger notes that Christians assembled before daylight "on an appointed day" (Epistle 10:96), undoubtedly Sunday. 150) gives a detailed account of typical Sunday worship (Apology 67). ...
The most extensive account of an early Christian Sunday worship service is provided by Justin Martyr (Apology 67, cf. ...
Noteworthy in these early texts is the lack of identification of Sunday with the Jewish Sabbath. In 321Constantine proclaimed Sunday to be official day of rest in the Roman Empire (Codex Justinianus 3. By the end of the fourth century, church leaders such as Ambrose and John Chrysostom were making such a connection, defending relaxation from work on Sunday on the basis of the Fourth Commandment and paving the way for later Catholic and Protestant elaboration on Sunday as the Sabbath. ...
In the early church, then, the Christians began to give a special place to Sunday as the day on which Jesus was raised from the dead. As Christianity distanced itself from Judaism, it is not surprising that eventually the church would see its special day in terms of the special day of the Jews, the Sabbath, and would transfer the provisions of the Fourth Commandment to Sunday. Rordorf, Sunday
Diana - onwards we meet her as goddess of the moon, while Apollo is god of the Sun
Agriculture - When ripe, the grapes were picked for eating fresh (Isaiah 65:21 ), drying in the Sun as raisins (1 Samuel 30:12 ), or crushed for wine
Poor (Person), Weak (Person) - A hired servant as one who is in a lower (oppressive) social and material condition is described both as an ‘ebyon and ‘ani: “Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the Sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee” ( Statute, Ordinance - “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the Sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” ( Ararat - The icy peaks of its double heads rose majestically into the clear and cloudless heavens; the Sun blazed bright upon them; and the reflection sent forth a dazzling radiance, equal to other Suns
Appoint, Appointed - ...
7: συντάσσω (Strong's #4929 — Verb — Suntasso — soon-tas'-so ) Sun, "with," and No
Joshua, the Book of - and the great sea (the Mediterranean) toward the going down of the Sun
Manes, Called Also Mani - " Manes, according to one tradition, entered on his office the day that Sapor, son of Artaxerxes, succeeded to the throne, Sun
Revelation, the - He was like unto the Son of man, clothed, not for service, but for priestly judgement, with eyes like a flame of fire, and feet like brass glowing in a furnace: His countenance as the Sun shining in its strength, and proceeding out of His mouth a sharp two-edged sword: nothing can escape His judgement. The four living creatures and the elders fall down, and the new song of redemption is Sung. In the first four seals we have seen forces at work, but controlled; now there is a great earthquake, and the Sun, moon, and stars are affected, indicating probably the apostasy, and the break up of the civil governments ordained of God. Poured upon the Sun — supreme authority
Joseph - Lashed to the loaded side of a huge cane-waggon, and himself loaded with the baggage of Gilead for the Egyptian market, Joseph toiled on under the mid-day Sun, thankful to be left alone of his churlish masters in the red-hot air. The fondling of his father; a child on whom no wind was ever let blow, and no Sun was ever let strike; with servants to wait on his every wish, and to dress and anoint him for every meal; with loving looks and fond words falling continually upon him from the day he was born; and now, lashed to the side of a slave caravan, and with the whistling whip of his Ishmaelite owner laid on his shoulder till he sank in the sand
Go - This Sun will not go far towards full payment of the debt
Jonah, Theology of - He can remove the clouds and make the Sun bear down with all its force (4:8)
Ephraim (1) - the precious fruits brought forth by the Sun and
Alexander, of Alexandria - He is also said by tradition to have never read the Gospels in a sitting posture, and to have never eaten on fast days while the Sun was in the sky (Bolland
Existence of God - "It is proved from the miraculous events which have happened in the world; such as the overflowing of the earth by a flood; the confusion of languages; the burning of Sodom and the cities about by fire from heaven; the plagues of Egypt; the dividing of the Red Sea; raining manna from heaven, and bringing streams of water from flinty rocks; the stopping of the course of the Sun, &c
Ecclesiastes, Book of - Thus even the greatest goods and achievements, indeed, “everything under the Sun” must be labeled as “vanity
Sheba - The heavenly bodies were worshipped, the Sun as a female, the moon as a male, deity
Cross - After this manner, we find Christ was compelled to bear his cross; and as he Sunk under the burden, Simon the Cyrenian was constrained to bear it after him and with him. The thighs of the two thieves, who were crucified with our Saviour, were broken, in order to hasten their death, that their bodies might not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, John 19:31 ; John 19:33 ; and to comply with the law of Moses, which forbids the bodies to be left there after Sun-set
Holy Spirit, the - He first clears away the mists of gloom, error, unbelief, and sin, which intercept the light of the Sun of righteousness; then He infuses spiritual warmth, causing the "spices" (i
Abraham - When the Sun went down a smoking furnace and a burning lamp passed between the pieces: type of the fire that consumes the dross, and a light for the path
je'Sus Christ - Since the 25th of December comes when the longest night gives way to the returning Sun on his triumphant march, it makes an appropriate anniversary to make the birth of him who appeared in the darkest night of error and sin as the true Light of the world
Alexandria - With this event, the Sun of Alexandria may be said to have set: the blighting hand of Islamism was laid on it; and although the genius and the resources of such a city could not be immediately destroyed, it continued to languish until the passage by the Cape of Good Hope, in the fifteenth century, gave a new channel to the trade which for so many centuries had been its support; and at this day, Alexandria, like most eastern cities, presents a mixed spectacle of ruins and wretchedness,—of fallen greatness and enslaved human beings
Lion - Inflamed by the influence of a burning Sun, his rage is tremendous, and his courage undaunted
Joshua, Book of - To lengthen the day for conquest the Sun and moon stood still, for it was Jehovah who fought for Israel
Severus, Aurelius Alexander - Like him he was made in childhood a priest of the Sun at Emesa, and when his cousin became emperor he and his mother Julia Mammaea accompanied him to Rome
Egypt - The Speaker's Commentary suggests the derivation Mes-ra-n, "children of Ra," the Sun, which the Egyptians claimed to be. Agriculture began when the inundating water had Sunk into the soil, a month after the autumn equinox, and the harvest was soon after the spring equinox (Exodus 9:31-32). The fourth plague, of flies (Exodus 8:21), was upon the air, deified as Shu, son of Ra the Sun god, or as Isis, queen of heaven. wind from the desert darkening the arm: sphere with dense masses of fine sand, would fill with gloom the Egyptians, whose chief idol was Ra, the Sun god
New Jerusalem - And the city hath no need of the Sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb. No need in such a place for any created light, since the Divine presence is there illuminating all; its Sun is the glory of the Father, and its lamp the glorified Son. : ‘The Sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - In stereotyped language it is said that the Sun will refuse to give its light, the moon and the stars will cease to shine (Isaiah 13:10 ). An upheaval of cosmic proportions means changes in the Sun, moon, and stars (2:30)
Paul as a Pastor - If Paul had both forgiven and forgotten those unfortunate misunderstandings and self-assertions that will come up among the very best ministers and elders, they had not forgiven or forgotten themselves for those days, or for their part in them. The Sun and the moon and the stars all stand still in order that some men may get sufficient time to finish their work. It is for such men that Sun and moon are created, and are kept in their places; they take their ordinances from such men, and from the Taskmaster of such men
Ahithophel - For thou didst it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the Sun. Something, possibly, like this: 'Has not David cast himself completely out of the throne? Has he not destroyed himself? Has he not thrown down the sceptre? Has not the Lord turned against him? And did not the Lord's righteous servant say that the Lord would do this same thing to David that David had done before all Israel and before the Sun? I am only counselling Absalom to fulfil as the hand of the Lord what the Lord swore that He would do Himself to David
Joseph - Potiphar and Potipherah are the Egyptian Pa-tu-pa-Ra, 'the gift of the Sun-god
Ahab - ) Ahab, under Jezebel's influence, introduced the impure worship of the Sun-god Baal, adding other gods besides Jehovah, a violation of the first commandment, an awful addition to Jeroboam's sin of the golden calves, which at Dan and Bethel (like Aaron's calves) were designed (for state policy) as images of the one true God, in violation of the second commandment; compare 2 Kings 17:9; "the children of Israel did secretly things Hebrew covered words that were not right Hebrew so against the Lord," i
Growing - The verb is employed by classical writers from Homer downwards to mark efforts to increase the power of the State or of a country, of special honour paid to parents, of the exaggerations of orators, of the waxing of the moon, of the noontide heat of the Sun, of the height of the waves of the sea
Assyria - He extended his victories to what he calls, 'the shore of the sea of the setting Sun,' which is doubtless the Mediterranean, and imposed tribute on the Phoenicians, Israelites, Edomites, Philistines, and the king of Damascus
Fruit - He will learn how to guard the nascent life against frosts and chills, its need of nutriment from soil and Sun and rain
Africanus, Julius - ...
Another interesting passage in the χρονικά is one in which he treats of the darkness at the Crucifixion and shews in opposition to the Syrian historian Thallus that it was miraculous and that an eclipse of the Sun could not have taken place at the full moon
Persia - They had a dual worship, Οromasdes or Οrmuzd , "the great giver of life," the supreme good god; Μithra , the "sun", and Ηome , the "moon", were under him
Dositheus (1), Leader of Jewish Sect - As our Lord, the Sun, had 12 apostles, so John, the Moon, had 30 disciples, or even more accurately answering to the days of a lunation, 29½, for one of them was a woman
Ecbatana - The sides and summit are covered with large remnants of ruined walls of a great thickness, and also of towers, the materials of which were Sun dried bricks
Jordan - If it did not in ancient times annually overflow its banks, the majesty of God in dividing its waters to make way for Joshua and the armies of Israel, was certainly the more striking to the Canaanites; who, when they looked upon themselves as defended in an extraordinary manner by the casual swelling of the river, its breadth and rapidity being both so extremely increased, yet, found it in these circumstances part asunder, and leave a way on dry land for the people of Jehovah. It is, in fact, very considerable, and frequently becomes sensible to the eye, by the fogs with which the lake is covered at the rising of the Sun, and which are afterward dispersed by the heat
Sinai - Abrupt cliffs of granite, from six to eight hundred feet in height, whose surface is blackened by the Sun, surround the avenues leading to the elevated region to which the name of Sinai is specifically applied
Take - ...
8: συμπαραλαμβάνω (Strong's #4838 — Verb — sumparalambano — soom-par-al-am-ban'-o ) Sun, "with," and No
Theophilus, Bishop of Antioch - The Sun is the image of God; the moon of man whose death and resurrection are prefigured by the monthly changes of that luminary
Miracles - The blasting of the Fig Tree ( Matthew 21:19 ), and the finding of the Coin in the Fish’s Mouth ( Matthew 17:27 ), may possibly be figurative sayings misunderstood. The finding of the coin in the fish’s mouth ( Matthew 17:27 ) would be an exception to the rule of Jesus never to use His supernatural power on His own behalf, and the narrative itself allows us to explain it as a misunderstanding of figurative language. The record of the standing still of the Sun in Gibeon is obviously a prosaic misinterpretation of a poetic phrase ( Joshua 10:12-14 ); behind the record of the bringing back of the shadow on the dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:11 ) we may assume some unusual atmospheric phenomenon, refracting the rays of the Sun; the speech of Balaam’s ass ( Numbers 22:27 ) may be regarded as an objectifying by the seer of his own scruples, doubts, and fears; the Book of Jonah is now interpreted not literally, but figuratively; the Book of Daniel is not now generally taken as history, but rather as the embellishment of history for the purposes of edification
Sibylline Oracles - ...
The immortal God no eye of flesh can view,...
Who dwells above, the heavenly God, the true;...
For mortal nerves will weakly flinch and fall...
Even before the Sun’s refulgent ball. For, had He not come in the flesh, how could men ever have been saved by beholding Him, since they are unable to gaze directly at the rays of the Sun, which is destined to perish and is the work of His hands?’]'>[22] ...
Ah, worship him who o’er the world holds sway,...
Unborn, eternal, self-created Being,...
Sustaining Lord, who in our common day
Turn not for ever to the murky night:...
When lo the Sun’s sweet rays are shining bright!...
Be wise at heart, be wise and understand:...
There in one God, who sends upon the land...
The rain, the wind, the lightning and the might...
Of earthquake, famine, pestilence, and wce,...
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Serpent - " The word in the verse under consideration may therefore refer to the ruddy colour of that serpent, and express the sparkling of the blazing Sunbeams upon its scales, which are extremely brilliant. ...
The serpent was a very common symbol of the Sun; and he is represented biting his tail, and with his body formed into a circle, in order to indicate the ordinary course of this luminary; and under this form it was an emblem of time and eternity. Thee chief deity of Egypt is said to have been Vulcan, who was styled Opas; he was the same as Osiris, the Sun, and hence was often called Ob-el, or Pytho, sol; and there were pillars sacred to him, with curious hieroglyphical inscriptions bearing the same name, whence among the Greeks, who copied from the Egyptians, every thing gradually tapering to a point was styled obelos, or obeliscus
Plagues of Egypt - The frog was one of their sacred animals, consecrated to the Sun, and considered as an emblem of divine inspiration in its inflations. ...
The awful plague of darkness over all the land of Egypt, for three days, "a thick darkness which might be felt," in the emphatic language of Scripture, was inflicted on the Egyptians, and their chief god, the Sun; and was, indeed, a most significant sign of the divine displeasure, and of that mental darkness under which they now laboured
Benedictus of Nursia, Abbott of Monte Cassino - Martin, the founder of monasticism in France, within the very walls of the Sun-god's temple—it was customary to reconsecrate, not to destroy, pagan edifices (Greg
Blood - In the next verse (Joel 2:31 ; Acts 2:20 ), the Sun is pictured turning into darkness and the moon into blood before the great day of the Lord comes
Ecclesiastes, the Book of - "Under the Sun" or "the heavens" is another characteristic phrase (Ecclesiastes 1:13; compare Ecclesiastes 7:11; Ecclesiastes 11:7; Ecclesiastes 12:2)
Believe - 17:12 (the first biblical occurrence), the word means “to remain in one place”: “And his [1]2 hands were steady until the going down of the Sun
Scribes - The Sadducees taunt was "these Pharisees would purify the Sun itself
Habits - To guard themselves from the wind or the storm, or from the still more fatal stroke of the Sun-beam, to which the general custom of walking bare headed particularly exposed them, they wrapped their heads in their mantles, or upper garments
Canaan - Its valley is deeply Sunk, and from its source to the Dead sea it has a descent of two thousand feet. The variations of Sunshine, clouds, and rain, which with us extend throughout the year, are in Palestine confined chiefly to the winter or rainy season. The land, stripped of its forests, lies open to the Sun-which now scorches where it once fertilized
Turn - Eastern priests in giddy circles run, ...
And turn their heads to imitate the Sun. In mining, a pit Sunk in some part of a drift
Pass'Over, - On the fourteenth day of the month he was to kill his lamb, while the Sun was setting. In reply, an account was given of the sufferings of the Israelites in Egypt and of their deliverance, with a particular explanation of (26:5) and the first part of the Hallel (a contraction from Hallelujah ), Psal 113,114, was Sung. The second part of the Hallel, Psal 115 to 118 was then Sung. What was termed the greater Hallel, Psal 120 to 138 was Sung on such occasions
Enoch Book of - 1, 2); secrets of natural phenomena and Sun and moon; their chambers and weighing of the stars (xli. ...
The Sun (lxxii. fallen angels); the righteous and holy receive guardians till an end is made of sin; though the righteous sleep long, they have nothing to fear; angels, Sun, moon, and stars will witness to the sins of sinners (c
Food - Like the former, grapes were not only enjoyed in their natural state, but were also, by exposure to the Sun after being gathered, dried into raisins , the ‘dried grapes’ of Numbers 6:3 . The fishes of our Lord’s two miracles of feeding were almost certainly of this kind, fish cleaned, split open, salted, and finally dried in the Sun, having been at all times a favourite form of provision for a journey
Athenagoras - 10 D), flowing forth and returning as a ray from the Sun. His expressions greatly resemble those used by some whom Justin condemns for their denial of the personality of the Son: "They say that this virtue is indivisible and inseparable from the Father, as the Sunlight on earth is indivisible and inseparable from the Sun in the heavens" ( Dial
Passover - Pass-over is not so much passing by as passing so as to shield over; as Isaiah 31:5, "as birds flying so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem, defending also He will deliver it, passing over He will preserve it" (Matthew 23:37, Greek episunagon , the "epi" expresses the hen's brooding over her chickens, the "sun" her gathering them together; Ruth 2:12; Deuteronomy 32:11). ...
Talmudists call this "the little Passover," and say it lasted but one day instead of seven, and the Hallel was not Sung during the meal but only when the lamb was slain, and leaven was not put away. On the 14th day he killed it at Sunset (Deuteronomy 16:6) "between the two evenings" (margin Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 9:3-5). The rabbis defined two evenings, the first the afternoon (proia ) of the Sun's declension before Sunset, the second (opsia ) began with the setting Sun; Josephus (B. The subsequent command to burn the fat on the altar, and that the pure alone should eat (Numbers 9:5-10; Numbers 18:11), and that the males alone should appear (Exodus 23:17; Deuteronomy 16:16), was unknown at the first celebration; nor was the Hallel Sung as afterward (Isaiah 30:29); nor were there days of holy convocation; nor were the lambs slain at a consecrated place (Deuteronomy 16:2-7). The Hallel consisted of Psalm 113; 114, Sung in the early part of the Passover, before the lamb was carved and eaten; Psalm 115-118, after the fourth cup (the greater Hallel Sung at times was Psalm 120-138). So the "hymn" Sung by Jesus and His apostles (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26). The lamb was slain on the 14th, and eaten after Sunset, the beginning of the 15th
Assumption of Moses - The earth is shaken, the Sun and moon fail, and the sea and the waters dry up. ’...
The signs of the end in Sun, moon, and stars in Ass
Father, Fatherhood - And even upon those who will not receive the best, He bestows much; for He maketh His Sun to rise on the evil, and sendeth rain on the unjust (Matthew 5:45). This is the Sun in His heaven which lights and warms the broad field of human life
Divination - neither have they any more a portion forever in anything done under the Sun"; 2 Kings 2:9; Luke 16:19-31) implies that it is not the spirits of the dead that make the alleged communications, though these communications assert that it is; this assertion is from a lying spirit, such as was in Ahab's prophets (1 Kings 22:22)
Babylon - The innermost, about 22 feet thick, was made of Sun-dried mud-brick
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Sun ( Psalm 84:11 ) God is the source of light and life
Song of Solomon - The bride owns that she is dark, but she is comely: the rays of affliction have scorched her like the Sun: cf
Twelve - The Sun rises in the east
End - 45:6, the word means “none” or “no one”: “That they may know from the rising of the Sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me” (cf
Hopkinsians - When, therefore, he indulges an humble comparison with his Maker, he feels lost in the infinite fulness and brightness of divine love, as a ray of light is lost in the Sun, and a particle of water in the ocean
Perfect Perfection - Much misunderstanding would be prevented if due weight were always given to the root-meaning of this Greek adjective. The context shows that the perfection which Christ exhorts His disciples to strive after is not the absolute perfection of God, but the perfected sonship which manifests itself in love for enemies and prayer for persecutors, and generally in such actions as are becoming in those who are sons of the Father in heaven, who ‘maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust’ (Matthew 5:45)
Pre-Eminence - For (a) the light that shone about him, brighter than the Syrian noon-day Sun (cf
Create, Creation - The Sun and moon are not afforded the dignity of their usual Hebrew names (semes [1] and yareah [2]) because those designations might bring to mind the Sun-god, Shamash, and the moon-god, Yarih
Last Supper - It ended with Sunset on the night of the Betrayal. It began with the preceding Sunset. by ‘arubhta, which is from a root meaning to set (of the Sun). It became the name of Friday in the use of the Syrians, ‘because on that day the Sun set and darkness reigned’ (see Payne-Smith, Thes. The hymn Sung on leaving the upper chamber is identified with the Hallel (Psalms 115-118) Sung at the conclusion of the Passover ritual; but ὑμνεῖν (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26) does not necessarily denote the use of a particular composition, and in Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, ὕμνοι are distinguished from ψαλμοί. In the early morning of Sunday our Lord rose. ’ This was the 13th of Nisan, and began with Sunset on Wednesday evening
Hammurabi - ” Still others hold the position that it means “the Sun god heals
Moab - Besides there was the Arboth Moab, "plains (rather deep valley) of Moab," the dry Sunken valley of Jordan (Numbers 22:1). His mistaking the water glowing red with the morning Sun for the mutually shed blood of the invaders (which observe he remembered had happened to his own and the allied forces attacking Jehoshaphat) caused Moab to rush forward for spoil, only to be slaughtered by the allies
Sea - It was probably the largest expanse of water with which they were familiar; it was like a mighty mirror flashing the glories of the Sun
Lazarus - The same Sun that develops the fragrant violet strengthens the poison of the deadly nightshade
House - On the top of the upper chamber, as the highest point of the house, the kings of Judah made idolatrous altars to the Sun and heavenly hosts (2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:13; Jeremiah 32:29). The partly earth materials gave soil for grass to spring in rain, speedily about to wither, because of the shallowness of soil, under the Sun's heat like the sinner's evanescent prosperity (2 Kings 19:26; Psalms 129:6)
Walk (2) - ; see Tradition), John 8:12, where the condition of ‘not walking in darkness’ (= ignorance and self-deception, narrowness, joylessness, and death) is stated to be our ‘following the Light of the world,’ Jesus our Sun (cf
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The saving Acts of God are clearly represented in the military victories of the people against their enemies, especially in the miraculous collapse of Jericho's walls (6:20) and the divine control of the Sun and the hailstones in such a manner as to aid Israel (10:11-14)
Altar - The rabbis say, It couched upon the altar like a lion, bright as the Sun, the flame solid and pure, consuming things wet and dry alike, without smoke
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - And sometimes at a passover season, and such like, she felt in herself as if she was going to be healed this time; but, before the Sun set, she was worse with her secret sinfulness than ever
Amos - Much of his imagery is drawn from nature: earthquakes and the eclipse of the Sun, the cedars and the oaks, the roaring of the lion, the snaring of birds, the bite of the viper; once only does he draw a comparison from shepherd life ( Amos 3:12 )
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Fall of Jericho's walls Joshua 6:6-25 ...
Staying of the Sun and moon Joshua 10:12-14 ...
Withering and cure of Jeroboam's hand 1 Kings 13:4 - 6 ...
Multiplying the widow's oil 1 Kings 17:14-16 ...
Raising the widow's son 1 Kings 17:17-24 ...
Burning of the captains and their companies 2 Kings 1
Parousia (2) - On the other hand, there are passages in the Eschatological Discourse in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 which seem to represent the final coming as preceded by certain manifest signs which shall give evidence of its nearness—the appearance of false Christs (Matthew 24:5, Mark 13:6; Mark 13:22), wars, earthquakes, and famines (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:7-10), persecutions and tribulations (Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:11-13), the darkened Sun and falling stars (Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24-25)
John the Apostle - The high soaring eagle, gazing at the Sun with unflinching eye, is the one of the four seraphim which represents John Irenaeus, Polycarp's disciple (Adv
Noah - Berosus' fragment preserves a similar Chaldean story: "Xisuthrus, warned by Kronos of a coming flood, wrote a history of the beginning, course, and end of all things, and buried it in the city of the Sun, Sippara; built a vessel five stadia long and two broad, and put on board food, birds, and quadrupeds, wife, children and friends. So "the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word (which first made the existing order of men and animals, and then destroyed them) are kept in store, reserved unto fire (stored up within our earth, and the action of which appears in our igneous reeks once in a state of fusion, also in the Sun our central luminary) against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men
Magi - 66 the Parthian king Tiridates, the Magus, bringing other Magi with him, journeyed to Rome, worshipped Nero as the Sun-god Mithra, and afterwards travelled home by another way through the cities of Asia. 9), having the Sun, moon, and other stars as ‘chorus’ to it (Ignat
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(f)Palm Sunday. Ramsay’s view that the service at Troas began on what we should call Sunday night (St. 22), that the ‘Saviour and His Apostles’ did not make fixed rules as to the observance of days, and ‘enjoined us by no law to keep this feast [1], nor do the Gospels and Apostles threaten us with any penalty, punishment, or curse for the neglect of it, as the Mosaic Law does the Jews. —Justin Martyr describes the assembling ‘on the day called Sunday’ (τῇ τοῦ ἡλίου λεγομἔνῃ ἡμέρᾳ) for the Eucharist by ‘all who live in cities or in the country’ (Apol. He also explicitly mentions the Sunday collection of alms, as in 1 Corinthians 16:2. 171) in his Epistle to Soter calls Sunday ‘the Lords Day’ (Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica iv. Paul apparently began his journey from Troas (Acts 20) on Sunday. ...
Tertullian, however, is the first to mention a Sunday rest (Apologet. 23), saying that the Christiaus postponed ordinary duties and business only on that day, the day of the Lord’s resurrection, and that they gave up ‘the day of the Sun’ to joy. The fragment breaks off in the middle of a sentence explaining the object of Sunday churchgoing (‘audire salutare uerbum et nutriri ab …’); but we can fill the gap from other forms of the Didascalia, such as the Syriac edited by Mrs. 375 the writer of the Apostolic Constitutions, in adapting the Didascalia, alters this direction for Sunday worship to a command to assemble twice daily, morning and evening (ii. Sunday was the only regular and universal day for Christian assemblies. But in the edict of Constantine in 321, the magistrates and people in cities are bidden to rest, and all workshops are directed to be closed ‘on the venerable day of the Sun’; while no such obligation is laid on those engaged in agricultural pursuits. there are directions for the Eucharist on Sundays, for service ‘on the fourth day,’ and for service ‘on the eve’ [10] at the ninth hour (canons 2, 3). 23), according to our present Syriac text, prescribes Eucharists on Saturday or Sunday; but we must probably correct ‘or’ into ‘and,’ by the omission of Syriac letter (ܐܰܘ into ܘ), and the rule will then agree with the Arabic Didascalia, § 38. 59) Saturday and Sunday are specially appointed for Divine service; and we note that in this passage Saturday is the author’s interpolation into his source, the old Didascalia mentioning only Sunday (Hauler, Fragments, p. Pseudo-Ignatius forbids a Christian to fast on Sunday, save on Easter Even [22], lest he be a ‘Christ-slayer’ (χριστοκτόνος)
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - Driven from place to place to avoid his enemies, he had compared himself to a stick carried aimlessly hither and thither on the surface of a stream; his friend replies that his movements were rather like those of the Sun, which brings life to all things, or of the planets, whose apparent irregularities are subject to a fixed law ( ib. Out of heart at the apparent triumph of Arianism, Gregory bids him be of good cheer, for the enemies of the truth were like serpents, creeping from their holes in the Sunshine of imperial favour, who, however alarming their hissing, would be driven back into the earth by time and truth. Having turned out of his way to pay his respects to his metropolitan, Gregory was kept standing at the door under the midday Sun, and when at last admitted to Helladius's presence, his complimentary speeches were received with chilling silence
Work - If one has a more noble religious inspiration, there can be a certain amount of pleasure: "nothing is better for a man under the Sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the Sun" (8:15)
Ascension of Isaiah - Manasseh seizes Isaiah and has him sawn asunder with a wood-saw. in Origen and Jerome) which attribute the account of the sawing asunder of Isaiah to Jewish traditions, and also by the fact that the Talmud contains a similar account of Isaiah’s death. There appears to be a reference to the sawing asunder in Hebrews 11:37. In part the two seem identical; both dwell and rule in the firmament (7:9; 4:2), take possession of Manasseh (2:1; 1:9; 3:11; 5:1), are wroth with Isaiah for his visions (5:15; 3:13; 5:1), and cause Isaiah to be sawn asunder (11:41; 5:15). … At his word the Sun will rise at night 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 winters pass without either snow or frost; and in the coldest weather which ever occurs, the Sun in the middle of the day is generally warm, and often hot; so that the pain of cold is in reality but little felt, and the poor who cannot afford fires may enjoy, during several hours of the day, the more genial and invigorating influence of the Sun
Cooking And Heating - Some grapes were dried in the hot Sun to become raisins—a substantial snack when they were needed
Spinning And Weaving - In the case of flax, the stalks were rippled and exposed to the Sun till thoroughly dry ( Joshua 2:6 ); thereafter by repeated processes of steeping, drying, and beating, the fibres were ready for the ‘heckling’ or combing. It must suffice here to mention only such of the details as bear on certain OT references, most of them misunderstood hitherto
Daniel, Theology of - Jeremiah asserted that the covenant with David was as unbreakable and secure as God's appointment of the Sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night (33:20-22)
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The songs heretofore Sung by her were the preparatory hymns of her childhood; the last and crowning 'song of songs' was prepared for the now mature maiden against the day of her marriage to the King of kings" (Origen: see Moody Stuart's admirable commentary). Israel," made like the chariots of Amminadib" ("My willing people") instead of as heretofore "Lo-ammi," not My people (Hosea 1:9-10), shall "look forth as, the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the Sun, terrible as an army with banners" (Daniel 12:1-3; Revelation 12:1; Revelation 19:14)
Seven Words, the - Intense thirst was usually the most intolerable part of the suffering of those who were crucified, and He had been hanging there for six long hours, His open wounds scorched by the blazing Sun
the Penitent Thief - It was at the very darkest hour this world has ever seen, or ever will see, that this thief's splendid faith flashed up brighter than the mid-day Sun that day
Revelation of God - Jesus taught that God “causes His Sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45 NAS), thus revealing His goodness to all
Jehoram - The reddish earth of the ditches colored the water, gleaming in the rising Sun, and seemed blood to Moab, who supposed it to indicate a desperate conflict between the three kings
Zebedee - If Naphtali experienced most of the brilliancy of the noonday of the Sun of Righteousness, it was in Zebulun that the dawn appeared and shone more and more unto the perfect day
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Astral deities—gods associated with heavenly bodies—included the Sun-god Shamash, the moon-god Sin, and Ishtar, goddess of the morning and evening star (the Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus)
Creation - Thus the formation of the Sun and moon after the earth, after the alternation of day and night, and even after the emergence of plant-life, is a scientific impossibility
Poetry - One of the biggest misunderstandings at this point is the notion that figurative language cannot be interpreted as accurately as can nonfigurative expressions. "Day" and "night, " "sun" and "moon, " and "earth" and "world" serve to illustrate this phenomenon
Providence of God - Sun, moon and stars (Psalm 104:2,19 ; Isaiah 40:26 ; Jeremiah 31:35 ; Matthew 5:45 ), celestial activity (Job 9:7 ; Ezekiel 32:7-8 ; Amos 8:9 ), clouds (Job 37:15-16 ; Psalm 135:7 ), dew (Genesis 27:28 ), frost (Psalm 147:16 ), hail (Job 38:22 ; Psalm 147:17 ), lightning (2 Samuel 22:13-15 ; Job 36:30,32 ), rain (Deuteronomy 28:12 ; 1 Kings 18:1 ; Job 5:10 ), snow (Job 37:6 ), thunder (Exodus 9:23 ; Jeremiah 10:13 ), and wind (Psalm 147:18 ; Ezekiel 13:13 ) are all subject to God's command
Laughter - Morrison, Sun-rise, p
Majesty (2) - And is it not highly significant that, on the one solitary occasion on which a NT writer has set himself to describe the Lord’s personal appearance, the attempt is based upon no recollections or traditions regarding Jesus of Nazareth, but upon a splendid conception of the majesty of the exalted Christ—His eyes as a flame of fire, His voice as the sound of many waters, in His right hand seven stars, and His countenance as the Sun shineth in his strength (Revelation 1:13 ff
Holiness - The highest order of created beings, angels of the first magnitude, have only a derived holiness from the Lord, as the moon's brightest light is only borrowed from the Sun
Adam - In Nature ‘every seed has its own particular body’—‘all flesh is not the same flesh’—the terrestrial differs from the celestial—there is a different glory of the Sun, the moon, and the stars
Dwelling - The dwellings of the poor in oriental lands are generally mere huts of mud or Sun-burnt bricks
Devil - Others say that they show great reverence for the Sun and fire, that they are unpolished Heathens, and have horrid customs
Houses - To defend the company from the scorching Sun- beams, or "windy storm and tempest," a veil was expanded upon ropes from one side of the parapet wall to the other, which might be unfolded or folded at pleasure
Divination - Sometimes the cup was filled with water, and, as the Sun fell upon the water, images were seen or fancied on its surface. ' This seems to refer to the songs Sung or charms muttered as a preliminary to obtaining a response from the spirits they wished to consult
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"The streets of eastern cities, the better to shade them from the Sun, are usually narrow, with sometimes a range of shops on each side
Adam - In Nature ‘every seed has its own particular body’—‘all flesh is not the same flesh’—the terrestrial differs from the celestial—there is a different glory of the Sun, the moon, and the stars
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - ]'>[13] He exhorts to unity; disunion will ruin his posterity (viii. He gives an account or his vision on the Mount of Olives: Levi obtains the Sun, Judah the moon, and Joseph ascends on a winged bull. The pure mind like the Sun cleanses away pollutions, itself undefiled (viii
Heaven - Some have thought it to be beyond the starry firmament; and some of the ancients imagined that their dwelling would be in the Sun
Children (Sons) of God - But since sonship is virtually identical with membership of the Kingdom of God, these direct references must be supplemented by the many sayings in which the conditions of entrance into the Kingdom are laid down: it is the righteous (and what the term means is set forth in the Sermon on the Mount) who ‘shall shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father’ ( Matthew 13:43 )
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The essential identity of many words in Semitic and Indo-European gives a strong presumption of their original unity; thus, qeren , cornu , "horn"; masak , misgo , misceo , "mix"; karak , circa , "circle"; 'erets , terra , "earth" (German erde ); chalaq , glaber , glisco , "glide" (glatt ); qum , "gum", 'am , cum , "sun", koinos , "common"; malee' , pleos , plenus , "full" (voll ); bor , purus , "pure"; barah , vorare , bora , "voracious"; parah , ferop , barus , feroo , "bear"; 'apha , epso , "epula"; mar , "amarus"; carath , "curtus"; zarah , "serere"; muth , math (Sanskrit), mor(t)s , "mortal"; 'attah , tu , su), "thou"; "n" in Hebrew stands for "m" in the Indo-European, as representing the first personal pronoun; shesh , sex , hex , "six"; the other numerals in Hebrew and Indo-European, one to five, are probably identical
Justice - What was their equivalent? A positive answer cannot be given, but it may be noted that Babylonian mythology represented ‘justice and rectitude’ as the children of Shamash the Sun-god, ‘the judge of heaven and earth,’ and that the Phœnicians had in their pantheon a Divine being named tsedeq
Assyria, History And Religion of - Astral deities—gods associated with heavenly bodies—included the Sun-god Shamash, the moon-god Sin, and Ishtar, goddess of the morning and evening star (the Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus)
Barzillai - Many men who had sat at David's royal table, and who had held their lands at David's royal liberality; many such men hedged and held back till they should see whether David's Sun was to set, never to rise again, or not
Joseph And Mary - She may have crossed Olivet as the Sun was setting
Alexander the Coppersmith - ' That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for He maketh His Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust
Daniel - Daniel, by God's mercy, possessed the truth that the Chaldeans sought after in Sun and moon and stars: in dreams and in incantations
Almighty - " "He removeth the mountains, and they know it not; he overturneth them in his anger; he shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble; he commandeth the Sun and it riseth not, and sealeth up the stars
Egypt - The atmosphere has a splendor which the eye can scarcely bear, and a burning Sun, whose glow is tempered by no shade, scorches through the whole day these vast and unprotected plains
Providence - Jesus told His disciples that God rules in nature, making the Sun to shine and the rain to fall (Matthew 5:45), feeding the birds of the air (Matthew 6:26), and clothing the lilies of the field (Matthew 6:28 ff
Jews - Before the Sun is set the candles are to be lighted; one, at least, with seven wicks, in allusion to the number of days in a week, is to be lighted in each house. That the festival of the new moon might be celebrated as nearly as possible on the day of the moon's conjunction with the Sun, most of the months contain alternately twenty-nine and thirty days; and the feast of the new moon is held on the first, or on the first and second days of the month
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - 207 (Bonwetsch, Die Schriften Tertullians nach der Zeit ihrer Abfassung , p. the vulgar belief that the god of the Christians was an ass's head, that they worshipped the cross, or the Sun. the Jewish inference from the humility of Christ that He was only man, and from His miraculous power that He was a magician, and not the Logos of God; the record of the darkening of the Sun at the crucifixion preserved in the secret archives of the empire; the reason for the seclusion of the Lord after the resurrection, viz. Mob-law had attacked them with stones and fire, or with Bacchanalian fury had torn their dead from the graves to rend their bodies asunder
Assur - ("Be worship given to Nin" or "Hercules") claims to have conquered in the first five years of his reign "42 countries from the Lower Zab to the Upper Sea of the setting Sun," the region from Assyria proper to the Euphrates, from Babylon's borders to mount Taurus, and to have fought the Hittites in northern Syria, and invaded Armenia and Cappadocia
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The last of the prophets had foretold the coming of Elijah before the great day of the coming of the Lord, the Sun of righteousness, the messenger of the covenant
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - And out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was as the Sun shineth in his strength. Hearing a hymn Sung, as was the case one Sabbath evening in this very house; hearing a verse read, as was the case with St
Law - The law was the gospel in miniature, which Jesus the Sun of righteousness expanded
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - It includes the heavenly lightsstars having "fixed patterns" (Jeremiah 33:25 ; Nahum 3:16 ), and the Sun and moon (Genesis 1:14-16 ). God stopped the Sun's movement (Joshua 10:12-13 ) and used a star to pinpoint the Messiah's coming (Luke 2:9 )
Testimony - The Sun/moon and day/night cycles appear as eternally established faithful witnesses, affirming Yahweh as a promise-keeping God (Psalm 89:35-37 ; Jeremiah 33:20-21,25 )
Individuality - The woman of Samaria, no longer able to command the protection of even the poorest marriage tie, and too disreputable to appear at the well except when the midday Sun kept the other women at home, is offered living water to refresh her soul parched for sympathy, and is so interpreted to herself that she said, ‘He told me all that ever I did’ (John 4:1-26)
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - Carefully covering up the shining spot, before the Sun had time to set, he had already sold all that he possessed, and had made such an offer for the field that it was handed over to him, with all that it contained, before he slept
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - And every night after he received and read this Epistle, the minister of Sardis always slept in that chamber till the Sun-rising
Sanballat - And the worst of it is, that we look on it as true patriotism, and the perfection of religious principle, to keep up and perpetuate all those ancient misunderstandings, and injuries, and recriminations, and alienations. Thy Sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended
Barnabas - And it is in the first rays of that fast-rising Sun that we see for once, if not again, the full stature and the true nobility of Barnabas. And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder the one from the other. Barnabas's ship strikes the rocks till one of the noblest characters in the New Testament is shattered and all but Sunk under our very eyes. And, then, this warning and this rebuke also, that at the end of such a life, even Paul and Barnabas should contend so sharply with one another that they scandalised the whole Church of Christ, and departed asunder never to meet again, unless it was to dispute again in this world
Job - The allusion made by Job to that species of idolatry alone, which by general consent is admitted to have been the most ancient, namely, Zabianism, or the worship of the Sun and moon, and also to the exertion of the judicial authority against it, Job 31:26-28 , is an additional and most complete proof of the high antiquity of the poem, as well as a decisive mark of the patriarchal age
Canaanites - Their chief deity was the Sun, whom they worshipped, together with the Baalim, under the titles of Ourchol, Adonis, or Thamuz
Individuality - The woman of Samaria, no longer able to command the protection of even the poorest marriage tie, and too disreputable to appear at the well except when the midday Sun kept the other women at home, is offered living water to refresh her soul parched for sympathy, and is so interpreted to herself that she said, ‘He told me all that ever I did’ (John 4:1-26)
Minucius Felix, Marcus - God is invisible, but so is the wind whose effects we witness; so is our own soul; the Sun itself, the source of all light, we cannot look at
Night (2) - ...
‘The division of the day into hours sprang from the use of the Sundial, and its peculiar character, the varying length of, the hour, was conditioned by its origin; hours of the night could be measured only by water-glass or some similar means, which would give divisions of equal length during all seasons of the year, and not varying hours like those of the day’ (Ramsay, Expos, iv. Year, 13th Sund. ...
‘But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts,...
Benighted walks under the midday Sun
Temple - It glittered in the morning Sun (it has been well said) like the sanctuary of an El Dorado
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - Chaereas, however, was moving too slowly for their hatred, and on Sun
Exodus, the Book of - The second group began with the 'arob , dog flies (whose bite inflames severely, and particularly the eyelid), or else beetles (worshipped by the Egyptians as the symbol of creative and reproductive power; the Sun god was represented as a beetle; thus their god was fittingly made the instrument of their punishment, inflicting a painful bite, and consuming various articles)
Winter - The rain moistens the soil, hard baked by the summer Sun
Isaiah, Book of - Thus he says: Isaiah 49:22 ‘For Hezekiah did that which was pleasing to the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, which Isaiah the prophet commanded, who was great and faithful in his vision’; Isaiah 49:23 ‘In his days the Sun went backward; and he added life to the king’; Isaiah 49:24 ‘By a spirit of might be saw the end, and comforted the mourners in Sion’; Isaiah 49:25 ‘For ever he declared the things that should be, and hidden things before they came
Leviticus, Theology of - Sun, ABD, 3:254-57; G
God, Names of - The "hosts" or "armies" may be heavenly beings, part of the "heavenly government" (1 Kings 22:19 ), the astral bodies of Sun, moon, and stars (Deuteronomy 4:19 ), or Israel's armies (1 Samuel 17:45 )
Entry Into Jerusalem - 368) to explain the two asses mythologically as signifying that the ‘Sun-god is at his highest pitch of glory and is coming to his doom,’ is not to be taken seriously. , may have been due to reminiscences of the preceding Feast of Tabernacles, when Jesus was pronounced the prophet and the Messiah (John 7:41), and that the whole passage was Sung, that which used to be supplication now passing into greeting
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - "...
And on the same subject a greater than either Stephen or Taylor has said: has Sung-Let not the people be too swift to judge,As one that reckons on the blades in field,Or ere the corn be ripe. Let him plough and harrow, and plough and harrow again; let him change his seed, let him rotate his crops; with all he can do, there is the accursed thing always coming up, choking the wheat, drinking up the rain and the Sunshine from the wheat, and mocking all that the husbandman and his servants can do; mortifying and indeed breaking his heart. And then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father
Agriculture - The highest Christian virtue is enforced by appeal to Him who ‘maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust’ (Matthew 5:45)
Edom - The total cessation of its commerce; the artificial irrigation of its valleys wholly neglected; the destruction of all the cities, and the continued spoliation of the country by the Arabs, while aught remained that they could destroy; the permanent exposure, for ages, of the soil unsheltered by its ancient groves, and unprotected by any covering from the scorching rays of the Sun; the unobstructed encroachments of the desert, and of the drifted sands from the borders of the Red Sea; the consequent absorption of the water of the springs and streamlets during summer,—are causes which have all combined their baneful operation in rendering Edom "most desolate, the desolation of desolations
Bride - To this ancient custom, the Psalmist alludes in his magnificent description of the heavens: "In them he set a tabernacle for the Sun; which, as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, rejoices as a strong man to run a race," Psalms 19:4
Magi - ...
I am JEHOVAH, and none else, Beside me there is no God; ...
I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me, ...
That they may know, from the rising of the Sun, ...
And from the west, that there is NONE BESIDE ME
Dress - In cases of prolonged exposure to the Sun, it is most probable that recourse would be had to a covering in the style of the modern keffiyeh , which protects not only the head but also the neck and shoulders
Passover (i.) - It may be derived from a root meaning to leap or pass over, used of the Sun at the spring-time; or to pass over, in the sense of sparing, the traditional meaning. Jewish expositors distinguish between ‘the Egyptian Passover’ and those which were subsequently observed,—‘the perpetual Passover’ or ‘Passover for the generations,’—and narrate the points in which they differ from each other; in the former the impure partook, the blood was sprinkled on the lintels, the fat was not burned, and no hymn was Sung; with other details. If the sacrifices were not completed, the Hallel was Sung a second or even a third time. In acknowledgment of the great redemption, the first part of the Hallel (Psalms 113, 114) was Sung, and a benediction added: ‘Blessed art Thou, Jehovah our God, King of the Universe, who hast redeemed us and redeemed our fathers from Egypt. There remained another cup to be drunk, for the number four was insisted upon, and became the subject of various interpretations; the second part of the Hallel (Psalms 115-118) was Sung—probably the ‘hymn’ after which ‘they went out unto the mount of Olives’ (Mark 14:26)—and the feast ended with a benediction, ‘the blessing of the song. ...
In the case of persons Levitically unclean or living at a distance, it was permitted to celebrate the Passover on the corresponding day of the following month (Iyyar), according to the legislation of Numbers 9:9-12, 2 Chronicles 30:2; but in this case there was no search for and removal of leaven, no Hallel was Sung at the supper, and no hagigah offered and eaten
Paul - The fatal spot was reached; he knelt beside the block; the headsman's axe gleamed in the Sun and fell; and the head of the apostle of the world rolled down in the dust" (probably A
Matthew, the Gospel According to - Papias' description of the Hebrew Matthew as a studied arrangement (suntaxis ) of our Lord's "discourses" accords with this view. The Greek of Matthew is the most Hebraic of the New Testament Hellenistic writers (Hellenistic is Hebrew in idiom and thoughts, Greek in words): for instance matheteuein , tafos sumboulion lambanein , distazein , katapontizesthai , metairein , proskunein with the dative (not the accusative as in Mark and Luke), Sunairein logon , omnuoo eis or en of the thing or person sworn by; akousoo for akousomai ; pas hostis (but Luke pas hos ); brechein to rain (but in Luke to moisten); Sunteleia tou aionos (elsewhere only in Hebrews 9:26, both Scriptures being for Jews); basileta ton ouranon (in the rest of the New Testament basileia tou ΤΗeou ); the phrase "that it might be fulfilled" (Matthew 2:15; Matthew 1:22) implies that the prophetic word necessitated the fulfillment (Matthew 24:35); "that which was spoken" (to rethen , errethee ) is the form of quotation 20 times, suitable to the Hebrew mode (Mark 13:14, the only other instance, is omitted in the two oldest manuscripts, Sinaiticus and Vaticanus), compare Hebrews 2:2. Leviticus 19:17 tell him his fault" Matthew 19:4 "He which made them at the beginning Genesis 1:27 made male and female" Matthew 19:5 "For this cause shall a man leave his father" Genesis 2:24 Matthew 19:7 "Divorcement" Deuteronomy 24:1 Matthew 19:18 "Do no murder" Exodus 20:13 Matthew 21:5 "Behold, thy King cometh" Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:9 "Blessed is he that cometh in the Psalms 118:25-26 name of the Lord, Hosanna"...
Matthew 21:13 "My house the house of prayer" Isaiah 56:7 Matthew 21:16 "Out of the mouth of babes" Psalms 8:2 Matthew 21:42 "The stone which the builders rejected" Psalms 118:22-23 Matthew 21:44 "Whosoever shall fall on this stone Isaiah 8:14 shall be broken" Matthew 22:24 "Moses said, If a man die" Deuteronomy 25:5 Matthew 22:32 "I am the God of Abraham" Exodus 3:6 Matthew 22:37 "Thou shalt love the Lord" Deuteronomy 6:5 Matthew 22:39 "Thou shalt love thy neighbor" Leviticus 19:18 Matthew 22:45 "Sit thou on My right hand" Psalms 110:1 Matthew 23:35 "Blood of Abel" Genesis 4:8 Matthew 23:38 "Your house is left desolate" Psalms 69:25 Matthew 23:39 "Blessed is he that cometh in the Psalms 118:26 name of the Lord"...
Matthew 24:15 "The abomination of desolation" Daniel 9:27 Matthew 24:29 "Sun
Time - In all the efforts to make the adjustment first the natural return of the seasons with their agricultural features calls for a definition that will harmonize with the apparent revolution of the Sun around the earth in 365 + days. -Jewish custom fixed the beginning of the day at Sunset
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
Number - A similar use of ‘seven’ is found in the Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian religions, and is often derived from astral worship of the seven heavenly bodies, the Sun, moon, and the five planets known to the ancients
Ethics - Wizardry, sorcery, witchcraft, necromancy, and soothsaying flourished under the patronage of such religion, and eventually even the Jerusalem temple housed similar rights, together with Sun-worship, astrology, and altars to foreign gods (1 Kings 12:28-32 ; 14:23-24 ; 2 Kings 17:7-18 ; 21:1-7 ; Isaiah 8:19 ; Jeremiah 2:20-25 ; 3:1-13,23 ; 5:1 ; 6:15 ; Hosea 2:5-8 ; 4:12,18 ; 5:3-4 ; 8:4-6 ; 13:1-2 ; Amos 2:7-8 ; 6:4-6 ; Micah 5:10-15 ; 6:6-7 )
Miracle - The report of Sun and moon standing still while Joshua fights the Amorites comes in a poetic passage and is perhaps not meant to be taken as literal cosmic upheaval (Joshua 10:12-13 ). Elisha purifies poisoned water and causes an axhead Sunk in the river to float (2 Kings 2:19-22 ; 6:1-7 ). The two other major miracles that occur in the Old Testament historical books involve the leprosy with which faithless Uzziah is afflicted and the Sundial shadow's retreat as a sign to portend Hezekiah's recovery from illness (2 Kings 15:1-8 ; 20:1-11 )
Hypocrisy - The deep shadow is always in the bright Sunlight, and the deep corruption is always in the place of opportunity. ...
Throughout all the Christian centuries, wherever there has been a lively sense of the reality of Christianity, there has also been a lively sense of this shadow following the Sun. Lemme, Die Sunde wider den Heiligen Geist, 1883, and art
Children of God - He cannot be other than Father, and ‘he maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust’ (Matthew 5:45). Therefore we should be misunderstanding the teaching of Jesus if we pressed the analogy too far and sought to discover the exact counterpart of each element of the human relation in that which we bear to God
Joseph - The Egyptian name of Zaphenath-paneah (of which the meaning is perhaps ‘The God spake and he came into life,’ suggesting that the bearer of the name owed his promotion to the Divine use of him as revealer of the Divine will) was conferred upon him, and he married Asenath , daughter of one of the most important dignitaries in the realm, the priest of the great national temple of the Sun at On or Heliopolis, seven miles north-east of the modern Cairo
Dress (2) - The free ends of the kufîyeh are wound round the neck according to taste, being used on journeys in the hot Sun to cover at times, all the face below the eyes. It was the outer cloak which might not be retained as a pledge after Sunset (Exodus 22:26)
David - in His Races - '...
'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. And then Law winds up with this, and I wish it would send you all to the golden works of that holiness-laden writer-Sometimes, he adds, imagine to yourselves that you saw holy David with his hands upon his harp, and his eyes fixed upon heaven, calling in transport upon all creation, Sun and moon, light and darkness, day and night, men and angels, to join with his rapturous soul in praising the Lord of heaven
Esau - Burned black with the Sun; beaten hard and dry with the wind; a prince of men; a prime favourite both with men, and women, and children, and with a good word and a good gift from the field for them all
Jonathan - Jonathan, as being the elder man, had for long been looking and longing for a soul like David's soul to which his own soul might be knit; and before the Sun set that day the son of Saul had found in the son of Jesse a soul after his own soul, and he was at rest. But Sin, the great Sunderer and separater and scatterer of souls, came in and cleft asunder soul-consort from soul-consort till all our souls since the fall start this lonely life alone
David - in His Services - But David was as much praised and as much paid for his good intention to build the temple as if he had lived to see the golden towers of God's house shining in the Sabbath Sun. But the Psalms of David shine to this day with a greater splendour than on the day they were first Sung. Think of the sweet start, the overpowering surprise, the solemnity, the rejoicing with trembling, the resignation, the triumph with which the growing Saviour was led of the Spirit from Psalm to Psalm till He had searched out all David's Psalms in which David had prophesied and Sung concerning his Messiah Son. Had Paul Sung David's Psalms, and sent, now the twenty-third Psalm to the Philippians, and now the thirty-second and the hundred and thirtieth to the Romans, and now the forty-fifth and the seventy-second to the Colossians, and so on, I would not have wondered
Egypt - " Among the most interesting ancient cities are:(a) On or Heliopolis, "the city of the Sun," ten miles northeast of Cairo, where there was an obelisk of red granite 68 feet high, and erected previous to the visit of Abraham and Sarah to the land of the Pharaohs
Preaching - But this bright morning star gave way to the illustrious Sun of righteousness, who now arose on a benighted world
Division of the Earth - And this Ion is said by Eusebius to have been the ringleader in the building of the tower of Babel, and the first introducer of idol worship, and Sabianism, or adoration of the Sun, moon, and stars
Hypocrisy - The deep shadow is always in the bright Sunlight, and the deep corruption is always in the place of opportunity. ...
Throughout all the Christian centuries, wherever there has been a lively sense of the reality of Christianity, there has also been a lively sense of this shadow following the Sun. Lemme, Die Sunde wider den Heiligen Geist, 1883, and art
Poetry of the Hebrews - The origin of this form of poetical composition among the Hebrews is clearly to be deduced from the manner in which their sacred hymns were wont to be Sung. " "Clouds and darkness are round about him," Sung the one; the other replied, "Judgment and righteousness are the habitation of his throne. "...
The method of composition which has been explained, by correspondent versicles being universally introduced into the hymns or musical poetry of the Jews, easily spread itself through their other poetical writings, which were not designed to be Sung in alternate portions, and which, therefore, did not so much require this mode of composition. Such is the following fine comparison, introduced to describe the happy influence of good government upon a people, in what are called the last words of David: "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God; and he shall be as the light of the morning when the Sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain," 2 Samuel 23:3
Ezekiel, Theology of - ...
In short, Ezekiel enunciated more clearly than before certain principles of divine judgment and human responsibility, and he corrected the misunderstandings of his contemporaries. ...
Finally, Ezekiel sees men on the east side of the temple bowing to the rising Sun with their backs to the temple (vv
Versions - Smith wrote the fulsome dedication to James I, "that sanctified person," "enriched with singular and extraordinary graces," "as the Sun in his strength
Ideal - In his famous theory of Ideas, Plato conceived of the Ideal Good as an archetypal essence which becomes an efficient cause, imparting to individuals a share of its own being, as the Sun imparts ‘vitality, growth, and nutriment’ to the creatures on which its rays fall (Rep
Gospel - When the Sun has risen, all other lights pale and fade
Doctrines - In particular, Jesus laid emphasis upon the Fatherhood of God, and taught His disciples to trust implicitly in the Father’s care (Matthew 6:25-34 || Luke 12:22-31), and to believe that that care extended to the very details of their daily life; while He exhorted them not only to rely upon and claim His compassion and His forgiving love, but to imitate Him in respect of these attributes, that they might ‘be the children of their’ ‘Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust’ (Matthew 5:45; cf
Sabbath - The measuring of time by a day and night is pointed out to the common sense of mankind by the diurnal course of the Sun
Jeru'Salem - (Nehemiah 12:39 ) ...
Gate Harsith (perhaps the Sun; Authorized Version East gate)
Revelation, the Book of - When broken, it brings forth the typical signs of the end: a great earthquake, the blackening of the Sun, the ensanguining of the moon, and the falling of the stars of heaven (compare Matthew 24:29 )
Vespasian - high), which had stood in his Golden House, was converted into a statue of Apollo as the Sun-god, the protector of the Flavian house
Presbyterians - "There is nothing in Scripture upon which the Episcopalian is more ready to rest his cause than the alleged episcopacy of Timothy and Titus, of whom the former is said to have been bishop of Ephesus, and the latter bishop of Crete; yet the Presbyterian thinks it is clear as the noon-day Sun, that the presbyters of Ephesus were supreme governors, under Christ, of the Ephesian churches, at the very time that Timothy is pretended to have been their proper diocesan
Jerusalem - Gate Harsith (perhaps the Sun), A
Character - The disciples of Christ are to imitate the character of Him who ‘maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust,’ and refuse to treat any man as an enemy (Matthew 5:43-48). Rather He made the beatitude of the forgiven appear in comparison with the self-complacency of the virtuous as Sunshine to moonlight (Luke 6:22-26; Luke 18:9-14)
Anger - The wrath against which the warning is given seems indicated by the following clause-‘let not the Sun go down on your παροργισμός’ (‘a noun which differs from ὀργή in denoting, not the disposition of anger, or anger in a lasting mood, but exasperation, sudden violent anger’ [2])
Sin - The Phoenician Canaanite usage of this term was closer to the Arabic; the Book of Ecclesiastes (which shows considerable Phoenician influence) clearly represents this use: “Yea, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the Sun …” ( Adam - In one word, and to speak out the whole of my disappointment and complaint in one word, what about sin? What in sin? When and where did sin enter in the evolution of the human race and seize in this deadly way on the human heart? Why do you all so avoid and shut your eyes to sin? And, still more, what about Jesus Christ? Why do I find nothing in your best text-books about Him who was without sin? About Him who is more to me, and to so many more of your best readers, than all Nature, and all her Suns, and systems, and laws, and processes put together? Far more. The fall of man is not a thing to be learnt from any history whatsoever, but shows itself everywhere and every day and in every man with as much clearness as we see the Sun
Canon - In Joshua 10:13 : "And the Sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies. The Apostle had told them in the beginning of the chapter, to avoid the company of fornicators, &c; but it is manifest, from the tenth verse, that he apprehended that his meaning might be misunderstood, by extending the prohibition too far, so as to decline all intercourse with the world; therefore, he repeats what he had said, and informs them that it had relation only to the professors of Christianity, who should be guilty of such vices
Presbyterians - "There is nothing in Scripture upon which the Episcopalian is more ready to rest his cause than the alleged episcopacy of Timothy and Titus, of whom the former is said to have been bishop of Ephesus, and the latter bishop of Crete; yet the Presbyterian thinks it is clear as the noon-day Sun, that the presbyters of Ephesus were supreme governors, under Christ, of the Ephesian churches, at the very time that Timothy is pretended to have been their proper diocesan
Jerusalem - gate (margin Jeremiah 19:2, "sun gate"), Harsith; Jerome takes it from heres, "a potter's vessel," the way out to Hinnom valley where the potters formed vessels for the use of the temple (Jeremiah 19:10-11)
Miracles - the Sun shall be darkened
Religious Experience - —Nevertheless, as compared even with the best religious experiences of the Old Covenant, those of the New seemed like ‘new wine’ (Mark 2:22), like newly discovered treasure (Matthew 13:34), like a wedding day (Matthew 9:15), like the ‘one pearl of great price’ (Matthew 13:46), like a king’s banquet (Matthew 22:2), like the rising of the Sun (Luke 1:79, cf. His coming brought a new morning to the world (Luke 1:78), and originated a new vision of righteousness and a new Sunrise type of religious experience in the souls of men
Fortification And Siegecraft - ...
The recent excavations in Palestine have shown that the fortifications of Canaanite and Hebrew cities were built, like their houses, of Sun-dried bricks, or of stone, or of both combined
Job, Theology of - By daily commanding the Sun to rise (38:12-15), he limits darkness and the wicked who operate at night
Preaching - His style was vehement, images bold, his deportment solemn, his actions eager, and his morals strict; but this bright morning-star gave way to the illustrious Sun of Righteousness, who now arose on a benighted world
Paul - ...
At midday a light shone upon him and his company, exceeding the brightness of the Sun; he and all with him fell to the earth (Acts 26:14; in Acts 9:7 "stood speechless," namely, they soon rose, and when he at length rose they were standing speechless with wonder), "hearing" the sound of a "voice," but not understanding (compare 1 Corinthians 14:2 margin) the articulate speech which Paul heard (Acts 22:9, "they heard not the voice of Him that spoke") in Hebrew (Acts 26:14), cf6 "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?" (in the person of My brethren, Matthew 25:40)
Esther - He counted them at break of day,But when the Sun set, where were they?'That Ahasuerus,' says an old Hebrew treatise called the Second Targum on Esther, 'whose counsels were perverse, and whose orders were not right: who commanded Queen Vashti to appear unveiled before him, but she would not appear
Jesus Christ - ...
But He never misunderstood nor discouraged any sincere seeker, contrast Matthew 20:31 with Matthew 20:32-24. The context (John 8:12, cf6 "I am the light of the world", referring to the rising Sun and the lighted lamps at the feast of tabernacles, John 7:37; and John 8:15, cf6 "ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man"
Money - On this, the so-called ‘astral mythology’ theory of the origin of Babylonian culture, gold, the yellow metal, was specially associated with the Sun, while the paler silver was the special ‘moon-metal
David - His intimate acquaintance with the beauties of nature, alike water, field, hill, and forest below, and the Sun, moon, and glorious heavens above, gives coloring to many of his psalms (Psalm 29; Psalm 8; Psalm 19, etc
Virgin Birth - ...
The obviously mythological figure in Revelation 12 of the woman ‘arrayed with the Sun’ who ‘was delivered of a son,’ if it Is derived from an earlier Jewish source, shows that the Babylonian myth was not unfamiliar among apocalyptic circles within Judaism
House - Clay in the form of bricks, either Sun-dried or, less frequently, baked in a kiln (see Brick), and stone ( Leviticus 14:40 ff
Biblical Theology - While it dawned with Jesus' advent, and in particular with his resurrection, the full Sun of the heavenly day awaits his return
Turning - It is enough if, knowing what it does, it turns joyfully to Christ, as the flower turns to follow the pathway of the Sun
Luke, Gospel According to - For every quadratic equation has two solutions, and when the Radeliffe Observer published his calculation of the distance of the Sun from the earth, the answer came out as a double quadratic with four variations
Son of God - He showed, it is remarked, the true pathway to this position, and the one by which He had reached it Himself, in such sayings as the following: ‘Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust’ (Matthew 5:44 f. Instead of a studied reticence on the subject of who and whence He was, such as we encounter in the previous Gospels, Jesus places this subject in the foreground, and instead of letting His higher claims escape only at rare intervals and in the society of His chosen friends, He proclaims them to all and Sundry, and, as one might say, from the housetops
Colossians, Epistle to the - of the alleged Essene Sun-worship, of their communal life, their ablutions, their very severe probation and initiation
Terah - With a father like Terah to talk to, to pray and to praise with, and to walk arm in arm with at the head of the emigrant household, Abram's face shone like the Sun as he turned his back on the land of his nativity. What were Babylon, and Nineveh, and Damascus, and Salem, and all Egypt, to this western world and to this nineteenth century after Christ! What were all the science of Chaldea, and all the lore of Egypt, but the merest rudiments and first elements of that splendid Sunshine of all manner of truth and opportunity which floods around us from our youth up! And as we are led on from school to school; and from author to author; and from preacher to preacher; and from one stage of intellectual and spiritual migration and growth to another; to what a stature, to what a breadth, and to what a height of faith, and knowledge, and love, and all manner of grace and truth may we not attain
Prophecy - But to foretel such events would not be to prophesy, any more than to say that it will be light to-morrow at noon, or that on a certain day and hour next year there will occur an eclipse of the Sun or moon, when that event had been previously ascertained by astronomical calculation
Palesti'na - The mass of hills which occupies the centre of the country is bordered or framed on both sides, east and west, by a broad belt of lowland, Sunk deep below its own level. But, besides this, forests appear to have stood in many parts of Judea until the repeated invasions and sieges caused their fall; and all this vegetation must have reacted on the moisture of the climate, and, by preserving the water in many a ravine and natural reservoir where now it is rapidly dried by the fierce Sun of the early summer, must have influenced materially the look and the resources of the country
Omnipresence - Paul have misunderstood and misinterpreted Jesus Christ, there is nothing improbable in the interpretation—we are quite prepared to expect that the Lord Jesus after His resurrection should say to His disciples, ‘Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world’ (" translation="">Matthew 28:20). This is not quite true with regard to the Divine omnipresence any more than to the other natural attributes of God; for did not Jesus say that God ‘causeth his Sun to rise,’ and ‘sendeth rain’ (" translation="">Matthew 5:45), and ‘clothes the grass of the field and the lilies’ (6:30)? Still it is only a slight exaggeration of an important truth
Text, Versions, And Languages of ot - ...
Though in the oldest Hebrew MSS of the Bible the consonants of the original text are accompanied by the vowels which express at once the traditional pronunciation and the traditional interpretation of the text, it is now as generally accepted that the vowels formed no part of the original text as that the earth revolves round the Sun
Covenant - Jeremiah spoke of the covenant of the day and the night that no one can alter (33:19-20); this covenant is understood to have been initiated in creation when God separated light from darkness and gave the Sun and moon their appointed place and role (Genesis 1:3-5,14 ). ...
Misunderstanding must be avoided
Elijah - )...
Amidst Elijah's ironical jeers they cried, and gashed themselves, in vain repetitions praying from morning until noon for fire from their god Baal, the Sun god and god of fire (!), and leaped upon (or up and down at) the altar. Finally, after parting asunder the Jordan with his mantle, he gave Elisha leave to ask what he would, and having promised that he should have a double portion of Elijah's spirit, a chariot and horses of fire parted the two, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven
Samaria, Samaritans - Precisely at Sunset, as he concludes the sixth verse, a sufficient number of lambs for the community is slain by men dressed in white clothing. That mountain is beyond Jordan after the way from the rising of the Sun, in the land of the Canaanite, who dwelleth in the West, over against Gilgal, near by the oak of Moreh, over against Shechem
Sea of Galilee - 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. , 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. In such conditions, under the fiery glow of the Sun and with months of drought, we can well understand that all the grass and herbage are burned up, and so in its present state of naked dreariness, visitors at such a season are naturally disappointed; but in other circumstances, and in days of universal irrigation, the whole scene would be very different (cf. This sometimes occurs till well on in May; while, on the other hand, a hot south wind will sometimes blow up the Ghor (Jordan Valley) in April, bringing with it clouds of dust which dim the Sunlight and darken the hills, giving one a premature sensation of the summer’s glow
Education - It is said to have been a rule of the Jewish schools not to allow all and Sundry, without regard to age, to read all the books of Holy Scripture, but to give to the young all those portions of Scripture whose literal sense commanded universal acceptance, and only after they had attained the age of twenty-five to allow them to read the whole. The school-rooms of ancient Athens seem to have been simple enough, containing little or no furniture-they were often nothing but porches open to wind and Sun, where the children sat on the ground, or on low benches, and the teacher on a high chair
Josephus - Luke an almost incredible misunderstanding, which would indeed presuppose his having used Josephus in a manner so superficial as to lead one to say that, if he had ever read the work of Josephus at all, he must have forgotten it entirely. The silver, illuminated by the first beams of the Sun, shone forth in a strangely awe-inspiring manner and gleamed fearfully in the eyes of those who looked on
Christ in Art - The Star (Revelation 22:16) and the Sun (Malachi 4:2) were also used; the Rose and Lily (Song of Solomon 2:1) were very favourite subjects of decative art after the 13th cent. ...
The contraction IHC, as subsequently Latinized, into IHS, is now called the Sacred Monogram par excellence, and is as popular as it was in the Middle Ages and in the 17th and 18th centuries, when it was almost the only symbol of the kind; this was owing mainly to its being misunderstood as the initials of ‘Jesus Hominum Salvator’ (or even of ‘In Hoc Signo’); in mediaeval times the confusion may not have arisen, in spite of the ambiguity of the Greek H Arabia - Their religion at this time was Sabianism, or the worship of the Sun, moon, &c; variously transformed by the different tribes, and intermingled with some Jewish and Christian maxims and traditions. His death threw a temporary gloom over his cause, and the disunion of his followers threatened its extinction. The eastern church was Sunk in gross idolatry; vice, and wickedness prevailed in their worst forms; and those who still called themselves Christians trusted more to images, relics, altars, austerities, and pilgrimages, than to a crucified Saviour
Christianity - All these miracles, therefore, must be taken collectively, and present attestations of the loftiest kind, as being manifestly the work of the "finger of God," wrought under circumstances which precluded mistake, and exhibiting an immense variety, from the staying of the very wheels of the planetary system,—as when the Sun and moon paused in their course, and the shadow on the dial of Ahaz went backward,—to the supernatural changes wrought upon the elements of matter, the healing of incurable diseases, the expulsion of tormenting demons, and the raising of the dead. Here death itself, the king of terrors, has lost his sting; and the soul, with a holy magnanimity, has borne up in the agonies of a dying hour, and sweetly Sung itself away to everlasting bliss
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
Pharisees (2) - ‘God’ and ‘heaven’ became interchangeable terms; and in place of words about the personal care of Jehovah, we meet cosmological and meteorological discussions of the stars and rain and snow, with suggestions of Sun-worship (Enoch 72:35, Ps-Sol 2:13–14; 4:21). So Sunny and natural was His relation to the world and common life, that He was at once denounced as a gluttonous man and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners
Poet - Nor could anything surpass the brilliance of the scene where ‘the righteous shine forth as the Sun’ (Matthew 13:43), and we seem to see great shafts of light as the cloud rack of Judgment Day passes, and past its flaming edge are seen the seats of the glorified spirits in heaven
Rome - The dangers to the health of slum dwellers were to some extent obviated by the open-air life commonly led, by the porticces which gave protection from Sun and rain, by the theatre, amphitheatre, circus, etc. Active life was supposed to end at Sunset, and those who were abroad after dark were accompanied by torch-bearers, as the Londoners of the 18th cent. In both the Sunlight has to be reckoned with, and on occasion in Rome a silk awning was drawn over the top
Jerusalem (2) - ’ In the early mornings of September and October thick mists often fill the valleys till dispersed by the rising Sun
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - He had but one outer and one inner garment; he slept in a hair shirt, his bed was the ground; he took little sleep, no bath; the Sun was his fire, his food bread and water, his drink the running stream (Greg. His monasteries had as their inmates children he had taken charge of, married persons who had mutually agreed to live asunder, slaves with the consent of their masters, and solitaries convinced of the danger of living alone (Basil, Regulae , 10, 12, 15)
Christianity - When it first appeared on the earth, embodied in the Person and the Work, as well as the teaching, of Jesus Christ, the Divine Idea shone with the brightness of a new Sun in the spiritual firmament
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - Then, there is the desire of vainglory, with inexperience, and her constant attendant, rashness, inconstancy, based on ignorance of the Scripture; and a subjective eclecticism which ends in an uncertain creed, and leads men to doubt of truth, as if a blind or deaf man were to place the evil not in himself but in the light of the Sun or the voice of his friend
Hippolytus Romanus - Thus, beside God there appeared another; yet not two Gods, but only as light from light, a ray from the Sun
Art - At a time when not the buildings only, but the very books of the Christians were destroyed, it was in the burial-places—immune by Roman law from molestation, and hidden away from the ravages of Sun and air, and of barbarians ancient and modern—that works of art survived; and to the Catacombs we must turn for our evidence
Authority of Christ - It would be hard to say that the Apostles completely misunderstood Him when He did so, but it is hard for anyone in using such language to say what is literal in it and what has to be spiritualized. No one in reading Daniel 7 takes the four great beasts, and the sea out of which they rise, literally; why, then, must we be compelled to take the human form and the clouds of heaven, literally? The Book of Acts (Acts 2:16-21) sees in the experience of the Church at Pentecost the fulfilment of a prophecy in Joel (Joel 2:30) which speaks of ‘blood and fire and vapour of smoke, of the Sun turning into darkness and the moon into blood,’ though no such phenomena actually accompanied the gift of the Spirit
Clemens Romanus of Rome - Soter, states that their former letter written by Clement was still read from time to time in their Sunday assemblies. to the Ephesians, the spiritual church is described as created before the Sun and moon, as the female of whom Christ is the male, the body of which he is the soul
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - In one of the fragments, published by Pfaff, as from Irenaeus, we read: "Those who have followed the Second Ordinances of the Apostles ( οἱ ταῖς δευτέραις τῶν ἀποστόλων διατάξεσι παρηκολουθηκότες ) know that our Lord instituted a new offering in the New Covenant according to the saying of Malachi the prophet, 'From the rising of the Sun to the going down, my name has been glorified in the Gentiles; and in every place incense is offered to my name and a pure offering
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Julian tells us that from a child he had a strange desire of gazing at the Sun, and that he loved to spend a clear night in looking fixedly at the moon and stars, so that he almost gained the character of an astrologer (Jul. 229, in which he speaks of himself as entrusted by Zeus to the Sun's guardianship). The sense of being watched and suspected had Sunk deeply into his mind at Macellum, and he had learnt to look upon Constantius not only as his jailor, but as the murderer of his nearest relations
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - Epiphanius must have misunderstood some expression he found in his authority, or Marcion must have been already a bishop (possibly one of his father's suffragans), been deposed, and was seeking at Rome both restoration to communion and recognition of his episcopal dignity. Many critics have believed that the statement as to the cause of Marcion's excommunication arose from the misunderstanding of a common figurative expression, and that it meant that Marcion by heresy had corrupted the pure virgin church. When the God of the Law saw this he was enraged, rent his clothes, tore the curtain of his palace, darkened his Sun, and veiled his world in darkness
Palestine - South of that, sheer gorges (geological faults, or the work of flooded winter-torrents) slash across the land from east to west, and open grim and sombre through precipices upon the Sunken valley of the Jordan, where Jericho lies steaming in the heat, 6 miles west of the Jordan’s channel-groove, chiselled deep below the level of the valley. There is a perceptible air of relief in the words, as if after all those stifling days in Judaea—days of judgment-halls and shut doors in upper rooms, of clouded cross and sealed sepulchre—an irresistible longing had seized Him for the Sunlight and the wind-swept heights of His happier early days. Yet, obviously, no place could offer Him better hiding than a manufacturing: seaport town, where He would be easily lost in the crowds of workmen which came and went about the dye-works and the glass-works and the shipbuilding yards, or in the many-coloured throngs of native and foreign sailors on the quays, It is characteristic of Jesus that the record of that visit ignores the whole splendour of the wealthy life of Phœnicia; its temples with their Sun-pillars, its markets, and its ships might have been non-existent for all the notice given to them
Mahometanism - But Mahomet was not to be intimidated; telling his uncle plainly, that if they set the Sun against him on his right hand, and the moon on his left, he would not leave his enterprise: and Abu Taleb, seeing him so firmly resolved to proceed, used no farther arguments, but promised to stand by him against all his enemies. However, when he came to Al Hodeibiya, which is situated partly within and partly without the sacred territory, the Koreish sent to let him know that they would not permit him to enter Mecca, unless he forced his way: whereupon, he called his troops about him, and they all took a solemn oath of fealty or homage to him, and he resolved to attack the city: but those of Mecca sending Arwa Ebn Masun, prince of the tribe of Thakif, as their ambassador, to desire peace, a truce was concluded between them for ten years, by which any person was allowed to enter into league either with Mahomet, or with the Koreish as he thought fit