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293 terms and definitions for "M"


Maachah

"Oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the "Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Sam. 10:6, 8; 1" Chr. 19:7). "(2.) A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native populatio ...
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Maalehacrabbim

"Ascent of the scorpions; i.e., "scorpion-hill", a pass on the" south-eastern border of Palestine (Num. 34:4; Josh. 15:3). It is "identified with the pass of Sufah, entering Palestine from the" "grea ...
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Maarath

"Desolation, a place in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:59)," "probably the modern village Beit Ummar, 6 miles north of Hebron." ...
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Maaseiah

The work of Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levites whom David "appointed as porter for the ark (1 Chr. 15:18, 20)." "(2.) One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoas ...
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Maasiai

"Work of Jehovah, one of the priests resident at Jerusalem at the" Captivity (1 Chr. 9:12). ...
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Maath

"Small, a person named in our Lord's ancestry (Luke 3:26)." ...
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Maaziah

Strength or consolation of Jehovah. (1.) The head of the twenty-fourth priestly course (1 Chr. 24:18) in David's reign. "(2.) A priest (Neh. 10:8). ...
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Maccabees

This word does not occur in Scripture. It was the name given to the leaders of the national party among the Jews who suffered in "the persecution under Antiochus Epiphanes, who succeeded to the" Syri ...
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Maccabees Books of the

There were originally five books of the Maccabees. The first "contains a history of the war of independence, commencing (B.C." 175) in a series of patriotic struggles against the tyranny of "Antiochu ...
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Macedonia

"In New Testament times, was a Roman province lying north of" Greece. It was governed by a propraetor with the title of "proconsul. Paul was summoned by the vision of the "man of" "Macedonia" to prea ...
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Machaerus

"The Black Fortress, was built by Herod the Great in the gorge of" "Callirhoe, one of the wadies 9 miles east of the Dead Sea, as a" frontier rampart against Arab marauders. John the Baptist was prob ...
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Machbanai

"Clad with a mantle, or bond of the Lord, one of the Gadite" heroes who joined David in the wilderness (1 Chr. 12:13). ...
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Machir

"Sold. (1.) Manasseh's oldest son (Josh. 17:1), or probably his" "only son (see 1 Chr. 7:14, 15; comp. Num. 26:29-33; Josh." 13:31). His descendants are referred to under the name of "Machirites, bei ...
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Machpelah

"Portion; double cave, the cave which Abraham bought, together" "with the field in which it stood, from Ephron the Hittite, for a" family burying-place (Gen. 23). It is one of those Bible localities ...
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Madai

"Middle land, the third "son" of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the name by" which the Medes are known on the Assyrian monuments. ...
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Madmannah

"Dunghill, the modern el-Minyay, 15 miles south-south-west of" "Gaza (Josh. 15:31; 1 Chr. 2:49), in the south of Judah. The Pal." "Mem., however, suggest Umm Deimneh, 12 miles north-east of" "Beershe ...
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Madmen

"Ibid., a Moabite town threatened with the sword of the" Babylonians (Jer. 48:2). ...
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Madmenah

"Ibid., a town in Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem, towards the" "north (Isa. 10:31). The same Hebrew word occurs in Isa. 25:10," "where it is rendered "dunghill." This verse has, however, been" "int ...
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Madness

"This word is used in its proper sense in Deut. 28:34, John" "10:20, 1 Cor. 14:23. It also denotes a reckless state of mind" "arising from various causes, as over-study (Eccl. 1:17; 2:12)," "blind ra ...
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Madon

"Strife, a Canaanitish city in the north of Palestine (Josh." "11:1; 12:19), whose king was slain by Joshua; perhaps the ruin" "Madin, near Hattin, some 5 miles west of Tiberias." ...
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Magdala

"A tower, a town in Galilee, mentioned only in Matt. 15:39. In" the parallel passage in Mark 8:10 this place is called "Dalmanutha. It was the birthplace of Mary called the Magdalen," or Mary Magdale ...
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Magdalene

"A surname derived from Magdala, the place of her nativity, given" to one of the Marys of the Gospels to distinguish her from the "other Marys (Matt. 27:56, 61; 28:1, etc.). A mistaken notion has" "p ...
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Magic

The Jews seem early to have consulted the teraphim (q.v.) for "oracular answers (Judg. 18:5, 6; Zech. 10:2). There is a" remarkable illustration of this divining by teraphim in Ezek. 21:19-22. We rea ...
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Magicians

"Heb. hartumim, (dan. 1:20) were sacred scribes who acted as" "interpreters of omens, or "revealers of secret things." ...
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Magistrate

A public civil officer invested with authority. The Hebrew "shophetim, or judges, were magistrates having authority in the" "land (Deut. 1:16, 17). In Judg. 18:7 the word "magistrate" "(A.V.) is rend ...
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Magog

"Region of Gog, the second of the "sons" of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1" "Chr. 1:5). In Ezekiel (38:2; 39:6) it is the name of a nation," probably some Scythian or Tartar tribe descended from Japheth. "The ...
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Magormissabib

"Fear on every side, (Jer. 20:3), a symbolical name given to the" "priest Pashur, expressive of the fate announced by the prophet" "as about to come upon him. Pashur was to be carried to Babylon," an ...
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Mahalaleel

"Praise of God. (1.) The son of Cainan, of the line of Seth (Gen." 5:12-17); called Maleleel (Luke 3:37). "(2.) Neh. 11:4, a descendant of Perez. ...
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Mahalath

"A lute; lyre. (1.) The daughter of Ishmael, and third wife of" Esau (Gen. 28:9); called also Bashemath (Gen. 36:3). "(2.) The daughter of Jerimoth, who was one of David's sons. She was one of Rehobo ...
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Mahalath Leannoth Maschil

This word leannoth seems to point to some kind of instrument "unknown (Ps. 88, title). The whole phrase has by others been" "rendered, "On the sickness of affliction: a lesson;" or," Concerning affli ...
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Mahalath Maschil

"In the title of Ps. 53, denoting that this was a didactic psalm," to be sung to the accompaniment of the lute or guitar. Others "regard this word "mahalath" as the name simply of an old air to" "whi ...
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Mahanaim

"Two camps, a place near the Jabbok, beyond Jordan, where Jacob" "was met by the "angels of God," and where he divided his retinue" "into "two hosts" on his return from Padan-aram (Gen. 32:2). This" ...
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Mahanehdan

"Judg. 18:12 = "camp of Dan" 13:25 (R.V., "Mahaneh-dan"), a place" "behind (i.e., west of) Kirjath-jearim, where the six hundred" Danites from Zorah and Eshtaol encamped on their way to capture "the ...
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Mahath

"Grasping. (1.) A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah (1 Chr." 6:35). "(2.) Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12). ...
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Mahazioth

"Visions, a Kohathite Levite, chief of the twenty-third course of" "musicians (1 Chr. 25:4, 30)." ...
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Mahershalalhashbaz

"Plunder speedeth; spoil hasteth, (Isa. 8:1-3; comp. Zeph. 1:14)," a name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters "on a tablet, and afterwards to give as a symbolical name to a" "son ...
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Mahlah

"Disease, one of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 27:1-11)" "who had their father's inheritance, the law of inheritance" having been altered in their favour. ...
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Mahlon

"Sickly, the elder of Elimelech the Bethlehemite's two sons by" "Naomi. He married Ruth and died childless (Ruth 1:2, 5; 4:9," "10), in the land of Moab." ...
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Mahol

"Dance, the father of four sons (1 Kings 4:31) who were inferior" in wisdom only to Solomon. ...
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Mail Coat of

"a corselet of scales, a cuirass formed of pieces of metal" "overlapping each other, like fish-scales (1 Sam. 17:5); also" (38) a corselet or garment thus encased. ...
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Mainsail

"(Gr. artemon), answering to the modern "mizzen-sail," as some" "suppose. Others understand the "jib," near the prow, or the" "fore-sail, as likely to be most useful in bringing a ship's" head to the ...
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Makheloth

"Assemblies, a station of the Israelites in the desert (Num." "33:25, 26)." ...
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Makkedah

"Herdsman's place, one of the royal cities of the Canaanites" "(Josh. 12:16), near which was a cave where the five kings who" had confederated against Israel sought refuge (10:10-29). They "were put ...
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Maktesh

"Mortar, a place in or near Jerusalem inhabited by silver" merchants (Zeph. 1:11). It has been conjectured that it was the "Phoenician quarter of the city, where the traders of that" "nation resided, ...
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Malachi

"Messenger or angel, the last of the minor prophets, and the" "writer of the last book of the Old Testament canon (Mal. 4:4, 5," 6). Nothing is known of him beyond what is contained in his book of pr ...
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Malachi Prophecies of

The contents of the book are comprised in four chapters. In the Hebrew text the third and fourth chapters (of the A.V.) form but "one. The whole consists of three sections, preceded by an" "introduct ...
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Malcam

"(2 Sam. 12:30, Heb., R.V., "their king;" Jer. 49:1, 3, R.V.;" "Zeph. 1:5), the national idol of the Ammonites. When Rabbah was" "taken by David, the crown of this idol was among the spoils. The" "we ...
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Malchiah

Jehovah's king. (1.) The head of the fifth division of the priests in the time of David (1 Chr. 24:9). "(2.) A priest, the father of Pashur (1 Chr. 9:12; Jer. 38:1). "(3.) One of the priests appointe ...
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Malchishua

"King of help, one of the four sons of Saul (1 Chr. 8:33). He" perished along with his father in the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 31:2). ...
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Malchus

"Reigning, the personal servant or slave of the high priest" Caiaphas. He is mentioned only by John. Peter cut off his right ear in the garden of Gethsemane (John 18:10). But our Lord cured it with a ...
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Mallothi

"My fulness, a Kohathite Levite, one of the sons of Heman the" "Levite (1 Chr. 25:4), and chief of the nineteenth division of" the temple musicians (26). ...
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Mallows

"Occurs only in Job 30:4 (R.V., "saltwort"). The word so rendered" "(malluah, from melah, "salt") most probably denotes the Atriplex" "halimus of Linnaeus, a species of sea purslane found on the" "sh ...
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Malluch

"Reigned over, or reigning. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari" (1 Chr. 6:44). "(2.) A priest who returned from Babylon (Neh. 12:2). "(3.) Ezra 10:29. (4.) Ezra 10:32 ...
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Mammon

"A Chaldee or Syriac word meaning "wealth" or "riches" (Luke" "16:9-11); also, by personification, the god of riches (Matt." 6:24; Luke 16:9-11). ...
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Mamre

Manliness. (1.) An Amoritish chief in alliance with Abraham "(Gen. 14:13, 24)." "(2.) The name of the place in the neighbourhood of Hebron (q.v.) "where Abraham dwelt (Gen. 23:17, 19; 35:27); called ...
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Man

"(1.) Heb. `Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. The" "name is derived from a word meaning "to be red," and thus the" first man was called Adam because he was formed from the red "earth. I ...
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Man of sin

"A designation of Antichrist given in 2 Thess. 2:3-10, usually" "regarded as descriptive of the Papal power; but "in whomsoever" "these distinctive features are found, whoever wields temporal" and sp ...
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Manaen

"Consoler, a Christian teacher at Antioch. Nothing else is known" "of him beyond what is stated in Acts 13:1, where he is spoken of" as having been brought up with (Gr. syntrophos; rendered in R.V. " ...
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Manasseh

"Who makes to forget. "God hath made me forget" (Heb. nashshani)," Gen. 41:51. (1.) The elder of the two sons of Joseph. He and his brother Ephraim were afterwards adopted by Jacob as his own sons (4 ...
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Mandrakes

"Hebrew dudaim; i.e., "love-plants", occurs only in Gen. 30:14-16" and Cant. 7:13. Many interpretations have been given of this "word dudaim. It has been rendered "violets," "Lilies," "jasmines, "tru ...
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Maneh

"Portion (Ezek. 45:12), rendered "pound" (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra" "2:69; Neh. 7:71, 72), a weight variously estimated, probably" about 2 1/2 or 3 lbs. A maneh of gold consisted of a hundred "common shek ...
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Manger

"(Luke 2:7, 12, 16), the name (Gr. phatne, rendered "stall" in" Luke 13:15) given to the place where the infant Redeemer was laid. It seems to have been a stall or crib for feeding cattle. Stables an ...
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Manna

"Heb. man-hu, "What is that?" the name given by the Israelites to" the food miraculously supplied to them during their wanderings in the wilderness (Ex. 16:15-35). The name is commonly taken as "deri ...
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Manoah

"Rest, a Danite, the father of Samson (Judg. 13:1-22, and" 14:2-4). ...
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Manslayer

"One who was guilty of accidental homicide, and was entitled to" "flee to a city of refuge (Num. 35:6, 12, 22, 23), his compulsory" residence in which terminated with the death of the high priest. (S ...
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Mantle

"(1.) Heb. `addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of" "Elijah's mantle (1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13, etc.)," which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only "garme ...
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Maoch

"Compressed, the father of Achish, king of Gath (1 Sam. 27:2)." Called also Maachah (1 Kings 2:39). ...
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Maon

"Habitation, a town in the tribe of Judah, about 7 miles south of" "Hebron, which gave its name to the wilderness, the district" round the conical hill on which the town stood. Here David hid "from S ...
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Mara

"Bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself" because of her misfortunes (Ruth 1:20). ...
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Marah

"Bitterness, a fountain at the sixth station of the Israelites" "(Ex. 15:23, 24; Num. 33:8) whose waters were so bitter that they" could not drink them. On this account they murmured against "Moses, ...
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Maralah

"Trembling, a place on the southern boundary of Zebulun (Josh." "19:11). It has been identified with the modern M'alul, about 4" miles south-west of Nazareth. ...
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Maranatha

"(1 Cor. 16:22) consists of two Aramean words, Maran'athah," "meaning, "our Lord comes," or is "coming." If the latter" "interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, "Our" "Lord is coming ...
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Marble

"As a mineral, consists of carbonate of lime, its texture varying" from the highly crystalline to the compact. In Esther 1:6 there "are four Hebrew words which are rendered marble:, (1.) Shesh," pill ...
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Marcheshvan

The post-biblical name of the month which was the eighth of the sacred and the second of the civil year of the Jews. It began with the new moon of our November. It is once called Bul (1 "Kings 6:38). ...
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Marcus

"Col. 4:10; Philemon 1:24; 1 Pet. 5:13; R.V., "Mark" (q.v.)." ...
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Mareshah

"Possession, a city in the plain of Judah (John. 15:44). Here Asa" "defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr. 14:9, 10). It is identified" "with the ruin el-Mer'ash, about 1 1/2 mile south of Beit Jibrin. ...
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Mark

"The evangelist; "John whose surname was Mark" (Acts 12:12, 25)." "Mark (Marcus, Col. 4:10, etc.) was his Roman name, which" gradually came to supersede his Jewish name John. He is called "John in Ac ...
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Mark Gospel according to

It is the current and apparently well-founded tradition that Mark derived his information mainly from the discourses of Peter. In his mother's house he would have abundant opportunities of obtaining ...
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Marketplace

"Any place of public resort, and hence a public place or broad" "street (Matt. 11:16; 20:3), as well as a forum or market-place" "proper, where goods were exposed for sale, and where public" assembli ...
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Maroth

"Bitterness; i.e., "perfect grief", a place not far from" Jerusalem; mentioned in connection with the invasion of the Assyrian army (Micah 1:12). ...
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Marriage

Was instituted in Paradise when man was in innocence (Gen. "2:18-24). Here we have its original charter, which was confirmed" "by our Lord, as the basis on which all regulations are to be" "framed (M ...
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Marriagefeasts

"(John 2:1-11) "lasted usually for a whole week; but the cost of" such prolonged rejoicing is very small in the East. The guests "sit round the great bowl or bowls on the floor, the meal usually" con ...
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Mars Hill

"The Areopagus or rocky hill in Athens, north-west of the" "Acropolis, where the Athenian supreme tribunal and court of" morals was held. From some part of this hill Paul delivered the address record ...
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Martha

"Bitterness, the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and probably the" "eldest of the family, who all resided at Bethany (Luke 10:38," "40, 41; John 11:1-39). From the residence being called "her" "house," s ...
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Martyr

"One who bears witness of the truth, and suffers death in the" cause of Christ (Acts 22:20; Rev. 2:13; 17:6). In this sense Stephen was the first martyr. The Greek word so rendered in all "other case ...
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Mary

"Hebrew Miriam. (1.) The wife of Joseph, the mother of Jesus," "called the "Virgin Mary," though never so designated in" Scripture (Matt. 2:11; Acts 1:14). Little is known of her personal history. He ...
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Maschil

"Instructing, occurs in the title of thirteen Psalms (32, 42, 44," etc.). It denotes a song enforcing some lesson of wisdom or "piety, a didactic song. In Ps. 47:7 it is rendered, Authorized" "Versio ...
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Mash

"(= Meshech 1 Chr. 1:17), one of the four sons of Aram, and the" name of a tribe descended from him (Gen. 10:23) inhabiting some part probably of Mesopotamia. Some have supposed that they were "the i ...
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Mashal

"Entreaty, a levitical town in the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 6:74);" called Mishal (Josh. 21:30). ...
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Mason

An artificer in stone. The Tyrians seem to have been specially "skilled in architecture (1 Kings 5:17, 18; 2 Sam. 5:11). This" "art the Hebrews no doubt learned in Egypt (Ex. 1:11, 14), where" ruins ...
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Masrekah

"Vineyard of noble vines, a place in Idumea, the native place of" "Samlah, one of the Edomitish kings (Gen. 36:36; 1 Chr. 1:47)." ...
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Massa

"A lifting up, gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of" an Arabian tribe (Gen. 25:14); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia. ...
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Massah

"Trial, temptation, a name given to the place where the" "Israelites, by their murmuring for want of water, provoked" Jehovah to anger against them. It is also called Meribah (Ex. "17:7; Deut. 6:16; ...
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Mattan

"Gift. (1.) A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the" reformation under Jehoiada (2 Kings 11:18). "(2.) The son of Eleazar, and father of Jacob, who was the father "of Joseph, the husband ...
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Mattanah

"A gift, a station of the Israelites (Num. 21:18, 19) between the" "desert and the borders of Moab, in the Wady Waleh." ...
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Mattaniah

"Gift of Jehovah. (1.) A Levite, son of Heman, the chief of the" "ninth class of temple singers (1 Chr. 25:4, 16)." "(2.) A Levite who assisted in purifying the temple at the reformation under Hezeki ...
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Mattathias

"Ibid. (1.) The son of Amos, in the genealogy of our Lord (Luke" 3:25). "(2.) The son of Semei, in the same genealogy (Luke 3:26). ...
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Matthan

"Gift, one of our Lord's ancestry (Matt. 1:15)." ...
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Matthat

"Gift of God. (1.) The son of Levi, and father of Heli (Luke" 3:24). "(2.) Son of another Levi (Luke 3:29). ...
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Matthew

"Gift of God, a common Jewish name after the Exile. He was the" "son of Alphaeus, and was a publican or tax-gatherer at" "Capernaum. On one occasion Jesus, coming up from the side of the" "lake, pass ...
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Matthew Gospel according to

"The author of this book was beyond a doubt the Matthew, an" "apostle of our Lord, whose name it bears. He wrote the Gospel of" "Christ according to his own plans and aims, and from his own" "point o ...
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Matthias

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Mattithiah

"Gift of Jehovah. (1.) One of the sons of Jeduthun (1 Chr. 25:3," 21). "(2.) The eldest son of Shallum, of the family of Korah (1 Chr. 9:31). "(3.) One who stood by Ezra while reading the law (Neh. 8 ...
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Mattock

"(1.) Heb. ma'eder, an instrument for dressing or pruning a" vineyard (Isa. 7:25); a weeding-hoe. "(2.) Heb. mahareshah (1 Sam. 13:1), perhaps the ploughshare or coulter. "(3.) Heb. herebh, marg. of ...
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Maul

"An old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits" "(Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club." ...
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Mazzaroth

"Prognostications, found only Job 38:32, probably meaning "the" "twelve signs" (of the zodiac), as in the margin (comp. 2 Kings" 23:5). ...
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Meadow

"(1.) Heb. ha'ahu (Gen. 41:2, 18), probably an Egyptain word" transferred to the Hebrew; some kind of reed or water-plant. In "the Revised Version it is rendered "reed-grass", i.e., the sedge" or ran ...
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Meah

"An hundred, a tower in Jersalem on the east wall (Neh. 3:1) in" the time of Nehemiah. ...
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Meals

"Are at the present day "eaten from a round table little higher" "than a stool, guests sitting cross-legged on mats or small" "carpets in a circle, and dipping their fingers into one large" dish heap ...
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Mearah

"A cave, a place in the northern boundary of Palestine (Josh." "13:4). This may be the cave of Jezzin in Lebanon, 10 miles east" "of Sidon, on the Damascus road; or probably, as others think," "Moghe ...
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Measure

Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version. (1.) "Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isa. 5:14, elsewhere" "statute. (b) Mad, Job 11:9; Jer. 13:25, elsewhere "garment." "(c) Middah, th ...
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Meatoffering

"(Heb. minhah), originally a gift of any kind. This Hebrew word" "came latterly to denote an "unbloody" sacrifice, as opposed to a" "bloody sacrifice. A "drink-offering" generally accompanied it." "T ...
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Mebunnai

"Construction, building of Jehovah, one of David's bodyguard (2" Sam. 23:27; comp. 21:18); called Sibbechai and Sibbecai (1 Chr. 11:29; 27:11). ...
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Medad

"Love, one of the elders nominated to assist Moses in the" "government of the people. He and Eldad "prophesied in the camp" (Num. 11:24-29). ...
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Medan

"Contention, the third son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. 25:2)." ...
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Mede

"(Heb. Madai), a Median or inhabitant of Media (Dan. 11:1). In" Gen. 10:2 the Hebrew word occurs in the list of the sons of "Japheth. But probably this is an ethnic and not a personal name," and deno ...
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Medeba

"Waters of quiet, an ancient Moabite town (Num. 21:30). It was" assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:16). Here was fought the great battle in which Joab defeated the Ammonites and their allies ( ...
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Media

"Heb. Madai, which is rendered in the Authorized Version (1)" "Madai, Gen. 10:2; (2) "Medes," 2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; (3)" "Media, Esther 1:3; 10:2; Isa. 21:2; Dan. 8:20; (4) "Mede," only in Dan. 11:1. ...
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Mediator

"One who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with" a view to reconcile them. This word is not found in the Old "Testament; but the idea it expresses is found in Job 9:33, in" "the wor ...
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Meekness

"A calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13)." Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. "6:11; Zeph. 2: ...
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Megiddo

"Place of troops, originally one of the royal cities of the" "Canaanites (Josh. 12:21), belonged to the tribe of Manasseh" "(Judg. 1:27), but does not seem to have been fully occupied by" the Israeli ...
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Mehetabeel

"Whose benefactor is God, the father of Delaiah, and grandfather" "of Shemaiah, who joined Sanballat against Nehemiah (Neh. 6:10)." ...
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Mehetabel

"Wife of Hadad, one of the kings of Edom (Gen. 36:39)." ...
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Mehujael

"Smitten by God, the son of Irad, and father of Methusael (Gen." 4:18). ...
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Mehuman

"Faithful, one of the eunchs whom Ahasuerus (Xerxes) commanded to" bring in Vashti (Esther 1:10). ...
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Mehunims

"Habitations, (2 Chr. 26:7; R.V. "Meunim," Vulg. Ammonitae), a" people against whom Uzziah waged a successful war. This word is "in Hebrew the plural of Ma'on, and thus denotes the Maonites who" inha ...
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Mejarkon

"Waters of yellowness, or clear waters, a river in the tribe of" "Dan (Josh. 19:46). It has been identified with the river `Aujeh," which rises at Antipatris. ...
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Mekonah

"A base or foundation, a town in the south of Judah (Neh. 11:28)," near Ziklag. ...
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Melchi

"My king. (1.) The son of Addi, and father of Neri (Luke 3:28)." (2.) Luke 3:24. ...
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Melchizedek

"King of righteousness, the king of Salem (q.v.). All we know of" him is recorded in Gen. 14:18-20. He is subsequently mentioned "only once in the Old Testament, in Ps. 110:4. The typical" significan ...
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Melea

"Fulness, the son of Menan and father of Eliakim, in the" genealogy of our Lord (Luke 3:31). ...
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Melech

"King, the second of Micah's four sons (1 Chr. 8:35), and thus" grandson of Mephibosheth. ...
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Melita

"(Acts 27:28), an island in the Mediterranean, the modern Malta." Here the ship in which Paul was being conveyed a prisoner to Rome was wrecked. The bay in which it was wrecked now bears the "name of ...
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Melons

"Only in Num. 11:5, the translation of the Hebrew abattihim, the" "LXX. and Vulgate pepones, Arabic britikh. Of this plant there" "are various kinds, the Egyptian melon, the Cucumus chate, which" "ha ...
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Melzar

"Probably a Persian word meaning master of wine, i.e., chief" butler; the title of an officer at the Babylonian court (Dan. "1:11, 16) who had charge of the diet of the Hebrew youths." ...
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Memphis

"Only in Hos. 9:6, Hebrew Moph. In Isa. 19:13; Jer. 2:16; 46:14," "19; Ezek. 30:13, 16, it is mentioned under the name Noph. It was" "the capital of Lower, i.e., of Northern Egypt. From certain" "rem ...
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Memucan

"Dignified, one of the royal counsellors at the court of" "Ahasuerus, by whose suggestion Vashti was divorced (Esther 1:14," "16, 21)." ...
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Menahem

"Conforting, the son of Gadi, and successor of Shallum, king of" "Israel, whom he slew. After a reign of about ten years (B.C." "771-760) he died, leaving the throne to his son Pekahiah. His" reign w ...
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Mene

"(Dan. 5:25, 26), numbered, one of the words of the mysterious" "inscription written "upon the plaister of the wall" in" Belshazzar's palace at Babylon. The writing was explained by Daniel. (See [391 ...
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Meni

"Isa. 65:11, marg. (A.V., "that number;" R.V., "destiny")," probably an idol which the captive Israelites worshipped after the example of the Babylonians. It may have been a symbol of "destiny. LXX., ...
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Meonenim

"(Judg. 9:37; A.V., "the plain of Meonenim;" R.V., "the oak of" "Meonenim") means properly "soothsayers" or "sorcerers," "wizards (Deut. 18:10, 14; 2 Kings 21:6; Micah 5:12). This may" be the oak at ...
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Mephaath

"Splendour, a Levitical city (Josh. 21:37) of the tribe of Reuben" (13:18). ...
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Mephibosheth

"Exterminator of shame; i.e., of idols. (1.) The name of Saul's" "son by the concubine Rizpah (q.v.), the daughter of Aiah. He and" "his brother Armoni were with five others "hanged on a hill" "befor ...
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Merab

"Increase, the eldest of Saul's two daughters (1 Sam. 14:49). She" "was betrothed to David after his victory over Goliath, but does" "not seem to have entered heartily into this arrangement (18:2," " ...
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Meraiah

"Resistance, a chief priest, a contemporary of the high priest" Joiakim (Neh. 12:12). ...
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Meraioth

"Rebellions. (1.) Father of Amariah, a high priest of the line of" "Eleazar (1 Chr. 6:6, 7, 52)." "(2.) Neh. 12:15, a priest who went to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel. He is called Meremoth in Neh. 12:3. ...
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Merari

"Sad; bitter, the youngest son of Levi, born before the descent" "of Jacob into Egypt, and one of the seventy who accompanied him" thither (Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16). He became the head of one of the gre ...
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Merarites

The descendants of Merari (Num. 26:57). They with the "Gershonites and the Kohathites had charge of the tabernacle," "which they had to carry from place to place (Num. 3:20, 33-37;" 4:29-33). In the ...
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Merathaim

"Double rebellion, probably a symbolical name given to Babylon" "(Jer. 50:21), denoting rebellion exceeding that of other" nations. ...
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Merchant

"The Hebrew word so rendered is from a root meaning "to travel" "about," "to migrate," and hence "a traveller." In the East, in" "ancient times, merchants travelled about with their merchandise" "fro ...
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Mercurius

"The Hermes (i.e., "the speaker") of the Greeks (Acts 14:12), a" "heathen God represented as the constant attendant of Jupiter," and the god of eloquence. The inhabitants of Lystra took Paul "for thi ...
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Mercy

Compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of "mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of" "truth and rig ...
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Mercyseat

"(Heb. kapporeth, a "covering;" LXX. and N.T., hilasterion;" "Vulg., propitiatorium), the covering or lid of the ark of the" "covenant (q.v.). It was of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, or" "perhaps ...
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Mered

"Rebellion, one of the sons of Ezra, of the tribe of Judah (1" Chr. 4:17). ...
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Meremoth

"Exaltations, heights, a priest who returned from Babylon with" "Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:3), to whom were sent the sacred vessels" (Ezra 8:33) belonging to the temple. He took part in rebuilding the wall ...
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Meribah

Quarrel or strife. (1.) One of the names given by Moses to the "fountain in the desert of Sin, near Rephidim, which issued from" "the rock in Horeb, which he smote by the divine command," because of ...
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Meribbaal

"Contender with Baal, (1 Chr. 8:34; 9:40), elsewhere called" "Mephibosheth (2 Sam. 4:4), the son of Jonathan." ...
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Merodach

"Death; slaughter, the name of a Babylonian god, probably the" "planet Mars (Jer. 50:2), or it may be another name of Bel, the" guardian divinity of Babylon. This name frequently occurs as a surname ...
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Merodachbaladan

"Merodach has given a son, (Isa. 39:1), "the hereditary chief of" "the Chaldeans, a small tribe at that time settled in the marshes" "at the mouth of the Euphrates, but in consequence of his" "conque ...
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Merom

"Height, a lake in Northern Palestine through which the Jordan" flows. It was the scene of the third and last great victory gained by Joshua over the Canaanites (Josh. 11:5-7). It is not again mentio ...
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Meronothite

"A name given to Jehdeiah, the herdsman of the royal asses in the" "time of David and Solomon (1 Chr. 27:30), probably as one being" a native of some unknown town called Meronoth. ...
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Meroz

"A plain in the north of Palestine, the inhabitants of which were" severely condemned because they came not to help Barak against Sisera (Judg. 5:23: comp. 21:8-10; 1 Sam. 11:7). It has been "identif ...
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Mesha

"Middle district, Vulgate, Messa. (1.) A plain in that part of" the boundaries of Arabia inhabited by the descendants of Joktan (Gen. 10:30). "(2.) Heb. meysh'a, "deliverance," the eldest son of Cale ...
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Meshach

"The title given to Mishael, one of the three Hebrew youths who" were under training at the Babylonian court for the rank of Magi (Dan. 1:7; 2:49; 3:12-30). This was probably the name of some Chaldea ...
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Meshech

"Drawing out, the sixth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the founder" "of a tribe (1 Chr. 1:5; Ezek. 27:13; 38:2, 3). They were in all" "probability the Moschi, a people inhabiting the Moschian" "Mountain ...
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Meshelemiah

"Friendship of Jehovah, a Levite of the family of the Korhites," "called also Shelemiah (1 Chr. 9:21; 26:1, 2, 9, 14). He was a" temple gate-keeper in the time of David. ...
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Meshillemoth

Requitals. (1.) The father of Berechiah (2 Chr. 28:12). "(2.) A priest, the son of Immer (Neh. 11:13). ...
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Meshullam

Befriended. (1.) One of the chief Gadites in Bashan in the time of Jotham (1 Chr. 5:13). "(2.) Grandfather of Shaphan, "the scribe," in the reign of Josiah (2 Kings 22:3). "(3.) A priest, father of H ...
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Meshullemeth

"Friend, the wife of Manasseh, and the mother of Amon (2 Kings" "21:19), Kings of Judah." ...
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Mesopotamia

"The country between the two rivers (Heb. Aram-naharaim; i.e.," "Syria of the two rivers), the name given by the Greeks and" Romans to the region between the Euphrates and the Tigris (Gen. "24:10; De ...
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Mess

A portion of food given to a guest (Gen. 43:34; 2 Sam. 11:8). ...
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Messenger

"(Heb. mal'ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on" "foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14; 1 Sam. 11:7; 2 Chr." 36:22); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18). ...
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Messiah

"(Heb. mashiah), in all the thirty-nine instances of its" "occurring in the Old Testament, is rendered by the LXX." Christos. It means anointed. Thus priests (Ex. 28:41; 40:15; "Num. 3:3), prophets ( ...
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Methegammah

"Bridle of the mother, a figurative name for a chief city, as in" "2 Sam. 8:1, "David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the" "Philistines" (R.V., "took the bridle of the mother-city"); i.e.," "sub ...
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Methusael

"Champion of El; man of God, a descendant of Cain (Gen. 4:18), so" "called, perhaps, to denote that even among the descendants of" Cain God had not left himself without a witness. ...
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Methuselah

"Man of the dart, the son of Enoch, and grandfather of Noah. He" "was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age" "of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood" (Ge ...
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Mezahab

"Water of gold, the father of Matred (Gen. 36:39; 1 Chr. 1:50)," "and grandfather of Mehetabel, wife of Hadar, the last king of" Edom. ...
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Miamin

"=Mijamin, from the right hand. (1.) The head of one of the" divisions of the priests (1 Chr. 24:9). "(2.) A chief priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel "(Neh. 12:5), called Mijamin (10:7) ...
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Mibhar

"Choice, a Hagarene, one of David's warriors (1 Chr. 11:38);" called also Bani the Gadite (2 Sam. 23:36). ...
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Mibsam

"Fragrance. (1.) One of Ishmael's twelve sons, and head of an" Arab tribe (Gen. 25:13). "(2.) A son of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:25). ...
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Mibzar

"Fortress, one of the Edomitish "dukes" descended from Esau (Gen." 36:42; 1 Chr. 1:53). ...
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Micah

"A shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah? (1.) A man of" "Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in Judg. 17," apparently for the purpose of leading to an account of the "settleme ...
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Micah Book of

The sixth in order of the so-called minor prophets. The superscription to this book states that the prophet exercised "his office in the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. If we" reckon from the b ...
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Micaiah

"Who is like Jehovah?, the son of Imlah, a faithful prophet of" Samaria (1 Kings 22:8-28). Three years after the great battle "with Ben-hadad (20:29-34), Ahab proposed to Jehoshaphat, king of" "Judah ...
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Micha

(1.) 2 Sam. 9:12 =MICAH (2). "(2.) The son of Zabdi, a Levite of the family of Asaph (Neh. "11:17, 22)." ...
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Michael

Who is like God? (1.) The title given to one of the chief angels "(Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1). He had special charge of Israel as a" nation. He disputed with Satan (Jude 1:9) about the body of "Moses. He ...
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Michaiah

(1.) The queen-mother of King Abijah (2 Chr. 13:2). (See [397]MAACAH [4]). "(2.) One of those sent out by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law (2 Chr. 17:7). (3.) 2 Kings 22:12. "(4.) The so ...
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Michal

"Rivulet, or who as God?, the younger of Saul's two daughters by" "his wife Ahinoam (1 Sam. 14:49, 50). "Attracted by the graces of" "his person and the gallantry of his conduct, she fell in love" "w ...
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Michmash

"Something hidden, a town of Benjamin (Ezra 2:27), east of Bethel" "and south of Migron, on the road to Jerusalem (Isa. 10:28). It" "lay on the line of march of an invading army from the north, on" t ...
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Michmethah

"Hiding-place, a town in the northern border of Ephraim and" "Manasseh, and not far west of Jordan (Josh. 16:6; 17:7)." ...
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Michri

"Prize of Jehovah, a Benjamite, the father of Uzzi (1 Chr. 9:8)." ...
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Michtam

"Writing; i.e., a poem or song found in the titles of Ps. 16;" "56-60. Some translate the word "golden", i.e., precious. It is" "rendered in the LXX. by a word meaning "tablet inscription" or a" "ste ...
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Middin

"Measures, one of the six cities "in the wilderness," on the west" "of the Dead Sea, mentioned along with En-gedi (Josh. 15:61)." ...
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Midian

"Strife, the fourth son of Abraham by Keturah, the father of the" Midianites (Gen. 25:2; 1 Chr. 1:32). ...
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Midianite

An Arabian tribe descended from Midian. They inhabited principally the desert north of the peninsula of Arabia. The peninsula of Sinai was the pasture-ground for their flocks. They "were virtually th ...
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Midwife

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MigdalEdar

"Tower of the flock, a place 2 miles south of Jerusalem, near the" Bethlehem road (Gen. 35:21). (See [402]EDAR.) ...
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Migdalel

"Tower of God, a fortified city of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38)," supposed by some to be identical with Magdala (q.v.). ...
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Migdalgad

"Tower of fortune, a town in the plains of Judah, probably the" "modern el-Mejdel, a little to the north-east of Ascalon (Josh." 15:37). ...
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Migdol

"Tower. (1.) A strongly-fortified place 12 miles from Pelusium," in the north of Egypt (Jer. 44:1; 46:14). This word is rendered "tower in Ezek. 29:10, but the margin correctly retains the" "name Mig ...
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Migron

"Precipice or landslip, a place between Aiath and Michmash (Isa." 10:28). The town of the same name mentioned in 1 Sam. 14:2 was to the south of this. ...
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Mikloth

"Staves. (1.) An officer under Dodai, in the time of David and" Solomon (1 Chr. 27:4). "(2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:32; 9:37, 38). ...
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Milaiai

"Eloquent, a Levitical musician (Neh. 12:36) who took part in the" dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. ...
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Mildew

"(the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow," "yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus" rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28). ...
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Mile

"(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matt. 5:41), a Roman measure of" "1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards," being 142 yards shorter than the English mile. ...
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Miletus

"(Miletum, 2 Tim. 4:20), a seaport town and the ancient capital" "of Ionia, about 36 miles south of Ephesus. On his voyage from" "Greece to Syria, Paul touched at this port, and delivered that" "nobl ...
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Milk

"(1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judg." 4:19). It is frequently mentioned in connection with honey (Ex. "3:8; 13:5; Josh. 5:6; Isa. 7:15, 22; Jer. 11:5). Sheep (Deut." "32:14 ...
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Mill

"For grinding corn, mentioned as used in the time of Abraham" (Gen. 18:6). That used by the Hebrews consisted of two circular "stones, each 2 feet in diameter and half a foot thick, the lower" "of wh ...
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Millennium

A thousand years; the name given to the era mentioned in Rev. 20:1-7. Some maintain that Christ will personally appear on earth for the purpose of establishing his kingdom at the beginning of this mi ...
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Millet

"(Heb. dohan; only in Ezek. 4:9), a small grain, the produce of" the Panicum miliaceum of botanists. It is universally cultivated in the East as one of the smaller corn-grasses. This seed is the "cen ...
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Millo

"(Heb. always with the article, "the" Millo). (1.) Probably the" "Canaanite name of some fortification, consisting of walls filled" "in with earth and stones, which protected Jerusalem on the north" ...
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Mincing

"(Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick" "steps. Luther renders the word by "wag" or "waggle," thus" "representing "the affected gait of coquettish females." ...
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Mine

The process of mining is described in Job 28:1-11. Moses speaks of the mineral wealth of Palestine (Deut. 8:9). Job 28:4 is "rightly thus rendered in the Revised Version, "He breaketh open" a shaft a ...
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Minister

"One who serves, as distinguished from the master. (1.) Heb." "meshereth, applied to an attendant on one of superior rank, as" "to Joshua, the servant of Moses (Ex. 33:11), and to the servant" of Eli ...
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Minni

"Only in Jer. 51:27, as the name of a province in Armenia, which" was at this time under the Median kings. Armenia is regarded by "some as = Har-minni i.e., the mountainous country of Minni. (See" [4 ...
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Minnith

"Distribution, an Ammonitish town (Judg. 11:33) from which wheat" was exported to Tyre (Ezek. 27:17). It was probably somewhere in the Mishor or table-land on the east of Jordan. There is a gentle va ...
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Minstrel

"(Matt. 9:23), a flute-player. Such music was a usual" accompaniment of funerals. In 2 Kings 3:15 it denotes a player on a stringed instrument. ...
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Mint

"(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., "having a sweet smell"), one of the garden" herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species "most co ...
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Miracle

An event in the external world brought about by the immediate "agency or the simple volition of God, operating without the use" "of means capable of being discerned by the senses, and designed" to au ...
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Miriam

Their rebellion. (1.) The sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. 2:4-10; 1 Chr. 6:3). Her name is prominent in the history of the Exodus. "She is called "the prophetess" (Ex. 15:20). She took the lead in" th ...
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Misdeem

"(Deut. 32:27, R.V.). The Authorized Version reads, "should" "behave themselves strangely;" i.e., not recognize the truth," "misunderstand or mistake the cause of Israel's ruin, which was" due to the ...
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Misgab

"Height, a town of Moab, or simply, the height=the citadel, some" fortress so called; or perhaps a general name for the highlands "of Moab, as some think (Jer. 48:1). In Isa. 25:12, the word is" "ren ...
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Mishael

Who is like God! (1.) A Levite; the eldest of the three sons of Uzziel (Ex. 6:22). "(2.) One of the three Hebrew youths who were trained with Daniel "in Babylon (Dan. 1:11, 19), and promoted to the r ...
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Mishal

A city of the tribe of Asher (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74). It is "probably the modern Misalli, on the shore near Carmel." ...
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Misham

"Their cleansing or their beholding, a Benjamite, one of the sons" of Elpaal (1 Chr. 8:12). ...
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Misheal

"(Josh. 19:26), a town of Asher, probably the same as Mishal." ...
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Mishma

"Hearing. (1.) One of the sons of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14), and" founder of an Arab tribe. "(2.) A Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:25, 26). ...
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Mishmannah

"Fatness, one of the Gadite heroes who gathered to David at" Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:10). ...
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Misrephothmaim

"Burning of waters, supposed to be salt-pans, or lime-kilns, or" "glass-factories, a place to which Joshua pursued a party of" Canaanites after the defeat of Jabin (Josh. 11:8). It is "identified wit ...
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Mite

"Contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation" "of the Greek word lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper" "coin (Luke 12:59; 21:2). Two mites made one quadrans, i.e., the" "four ...
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Mithcah

"Sweetness, one of the stations of the Israelites in the" "wilderness (Num. 33:28, 29)." ...
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Mithredath

"Given by Mithra, or dedicated to Mithra, i.e., the sun, the" "Hebrew form of the Greek name Mithridates. (1.) The "treasurer" of King Cyrus (Ezra 1:8). "(2.) Ezra 4:7, a Persian officer in Samaria. ...
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Mitre

"(Heb. mitsnepheth), something rolled round the head; the turban" "or head-dress of the high priest (Ex. 28:4, 37, 39; 29:6, etc.)." "In the Authorized Version of Ezek. 21:26, this Hebrew word is" "r ...
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Mitylene

"The chief city of the island of Lesbos, on its east coast, in" "the AEgean Sea. Paul, during his third missionary journey," touched at this place on his way from Corinth to Judea (Acts "20:14), and ...
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Mixed multitude

"(Ex. 12:38), a class who accompanied the Israelites as they" "journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, the first stage of the" Exodus. These were probably miscellaneous hangers-on to the "Hebrews, whether ...
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Mizar

"Smallness, a summit on the eastern ridge of Lebanon, near which" "David lay after escaping from Absalom (Ps. 42:6). It may," "perhaps, be the present Jebel Ajlun, thus named, "the little"," in contr ...
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Mizpah

"Or Miz'peh, watch-tower; the look-out. (1.) A place in Gilead," "so named by Laban, who overtook Jacob at this spot (Gen. 31:49)" on his return to Palestine from Padan-aram. Here Jacob and Laban set ...
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Mizpar

"Number, one of the Jews who accompanied Zerubbabel from Babylon" (Ezra 2:2); called also Mispereth (Neh. 7:7). ...
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Mizraim

"The dual form of matzor, meaning a "mound" or "fortress," the" "name of a people descended from Ham (Gen. 10:6, 13; 1 Chr. 1:8," 11). It was the name generally given by the Hebrews to the land "of E ...
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Mizzah

"Despair, one of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau (Gen." "36:13, 17)." ...
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Mnason

"Reminding, or remembrancer, a Christian of Jerusalem with whom" "Paul lodged (Acts 21:16). He was apparently a native of Cyprus," "like Barnabas (11:19, 20), and was well known to the Christians" "o ...
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Moab

"The seed of the father, or, according to others, the desirable" "land, the eldest son of Lot (Gen. 19:37), of incestuous birth." "(2.) Used to denote the people of Moab (Num. 22:3-14; Judg. "3:30; 2 ...
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Moabite

"The designation of a tribe descended from Moab, the son of Lot" "(Gen. 19:37). From Zoar, the cradle of this tribe, on the" "south-eastern border of the Dead Sea, they gradually spread over" "the re ...
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Moabite Stone

"A basalt stone, bearing an inscription by King Mesha, which was" "discovered at Dibon by Klein, a German missionary at Jerusalem," in 1868. It was 3 1/2 feet high and 2 in breadth and in "thickness, ...
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Moladah

"Birth, a city in the south of Judah which fell to Simeon (Josh." "15:21-26; 19:2). It has been identified with the modern el-Milh," 10 miles east of Beersheba. ...
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Mole

"Heb. tinshameth (Lev. 11:30), probably signifies some species of" "lizard (rendered in R.V., "chameleon"). In Lev. 11:18, Deut." "14:16, it is rendered, in Authorized Version, "swan" (R.V.," horned ...
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Moloch

"King, the name of the national god of the Ammonites, to whom" children were sacrificed by fire. He was the consuming and destroying and also at the same time the purifying fire. In Amos "5:26, "your ...
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Money

Of uncoined money the first notice we have is in the history of "Abraham (Gen. 13:2; 20:16; 24:35). Next, this word is used in" "connection with the purchase of the cave of Machpelah (23:16)," and ag ...
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Moneychanger

(Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15). Every Israelite from twenty years and upwards had to pay (Ex. 30:13-15) into the sacred treasury half a shekel every year as an offering to "Jehovah, and that in ...
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Month

Among the Egyptians the month of thirty days each was in use "long before the time of the Exodus, and formed the basis of" their calculations. From the time of the institution of the Mosaic law the m ...
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Moon

"Heb. yareah, from its paleness (Ezra 6:15), and lebanah, the" "white (Cant. 6:10; Isa. 24:23), was appointed by the Creator" "to be with the sun "for signs, and for seasons, and for days," "and year ...
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Mordecai

"The son of Jair, of the tribe of Benjamin. It has been alleged" "that he was carried into captivity with Jeconiah, and hence that" he must have been at least one hundred and twenty-nine years old in ...
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Moreh

"An archer, teacher; fruitful. (1.) A Canaanite probably who" "inhabited the district south of Shechem, between Mounts Ebal and" "Gerizim, and gave his name to the "plain" there (Gen. 12:6)." "Here a ...
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Moreh the Hill of

"Probably identical with "little Hermon," the modern Jebel" "ed-Duhy, or perhaps one of the lower spurs of this mountain. It" is a gray ridge parallel to Gilboa on the north; and between the "two lay ...
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Moreshethgath

"Possession of the wine-press, the birthplace of the prophet" "Micah (1:14), who is called the "Morasthite" (Jer. 26:18). This" place was probably a suburb of Gath. ...
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Moriah

"The chosen of Jehovah. Some contend that Mount Gerizim is meant," but most probably we are to regard this as one of the hills of "Jerusalem. Here Solomon's temple was built, on the spot that had" "b ...
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Mortar

"(Heb. homer), cement of lime and sand (Gen. 11:3; Ex. 1:14);" "also potter's clay (Isa. 41:25; Nah. 3:14). Also Heb. `aphar," "usually rendered "dust," clay or mud used for cement in building" "(Lev ...
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Mosera

"A bond, one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness" "(Deut. 10:6), at the foot of Mount Hor. (Comp. Num. 33:37, 38)." "It has been identified with el-Tayibeh, a small fountain at the" b ...
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Moseroth

"Bonds, one of the stations in the wilderness (Num. 33:30, 31)," probably the same as Mosera. ...
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Moses

"Drawn (or Egypt. mesu, "son;" hence Rameses, royal son). On the" "invitation of Pharaoh (Gen. 45:17-25), Jacob and his sons went" down into Egypt. This immigration took place probably about 350 "yea ...
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Mote

"(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff," etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matt. 7:3-5; "Luke 6:41, 42)." ...
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Moth

"Heb. `ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten" garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12). "Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion i ...
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Mouldy

"Of the Gibeonites it is said that "all the bread of their" "provision was dry and mouldy" (Josh. 9:5, 12). The Hebrew word" "here rendered "mouldy" (nikuddim) is rendered "cracknels" in 1" "Kings 14 ...
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Mount

Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into "Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises" "from ...
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Mount of beatitudes

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Mount of corruption

"(2 Kings 23:13; Vulg., "mount of offence"), the name given to a" "part of the Mount of Olives, so called because idol temples were" "there erected in the time of Solomon, temples to the Zidonian" "A ...
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Mount of the Amalekites

"A place near Pirathon (q.v.), in the tribe of Ephraim (Judg." 12:15). ...
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Mount of the Amorites

The range of hills which rises abruptly in the wilderness of "et-Tih ("the wandering"), mentioned Deut. 1:19, 20, "that great" "and terrible wilderness." ...
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Mount of the congregation

"Only in Isa. 14:13, a mythic mountain of the Babylonians," regarded by them as the seat of the gods. It was situated in the "far north, and in Babylonian inscriptions is described as a" "mountain ca ...
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Mount of the valley

"(Josh. 13:19), a district in the east of Jordan, in the" "territory of Reuben. The "valley" here was probably the Ghor or" "valley of the Jordan, and hence the "mount" would be the hilly" region in ...
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Mourn

"Frequent references are found in Scripture to, (1.) Mourning for" the dead. Abraham mourned for Sarah (Gen. 23:2); Jacob for "Joseph (37:34, 35); the Egyptians for Jacob (50:3-10); Israel" "for Aaro ...
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Mouse

"Heb. `akhbar, "swift digger"), properly the dormouse, the" "field-mouse (1 Sam. 6:4). In Lev. 11:29, Isa. 66:17 this word is" "used generically, and includes the jerboa (Mus jaculus), rat," "hamster ...
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Mowing

"(Heb. gez), rendered in Ps. 72:6 "mown grass." The expression" king's mowings (Amos 7:1) refers to some royal right of early "pasturage, the first crop of grass for the cavalry (comp. 1" Kings 18:5) ...
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Moza

A going forth. (1.) One of the sons of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:46). "(2.) The son of Zimri, of the posterity of Saul (1 Chr. 8:36, "37; 9:42, 43)." ...
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Mozah

"An issuing of water, a city of Benjamin (Josh. 18:26)." ...
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Mufflers

"(Isa. 3:19), veils, light and tremulous. Margin, "spangled" "ornaments." ...
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Mulberry

"Heb. bakah, "to weep;" rendered "Baca" (R.V., "weeping") in Ps." "84:6. The plural form of the Hebrew bekaim is rendered "mulberry" "trees" in 2 Sam. 5:23, 24 and 1 Chr. 14:14, 15. The tree here" "a ...
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Mule

"(Heb. pered), so called from the quick step of the animal or its" power of carrying loads. It is not probable that the Hebrews "bred mules, as this was strictly forbidden in the law (Lev." "19:19), ...
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Murder

"Wilful murder was distinguished from accidental homicide, and" "was invariably visited with capital punishment (Num. 35:16, 18," "21, 31; Lev. 24:17). This law in its principle is founded on the" "f ...
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Murmuring

"Of the Hebrews in the wilderness, called forth the displeasure" "of God, which was only averted by the earnest prayer of Moses" "(Num. 11:33, 34; 12; 14:27, 30, 31; 16:3; 21:4-6; Ps. 106:25)." Forbi ...
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Murrain

"Heb. deber, "destruction," a "great mortality", the fifth plague" that fell upon the Egyptians (Ex. 9:3). It was some distemper that resulted in the sudden and widespread death of the cattle. It was ...
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Mushi

"Receding, the second of the two sons of Merari (Ex. 6:19; Num." 3:20). His sons were called Mushites (Num. 3:33; 26:58). ...
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Music

Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After "the Del ...
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Music Instrumental

Among instruments of music used by the Hebrews a principal place "is given to stringed instruments. These were, (1.) The kinnor," "the "harp." (2.) The nebel, "a skin bottle," rendered" "psaltery. (3 ...
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Musician Chief

"(Heb. menatstseah), the precentor of the Levitical choir or" "orchestra in the temple, mentioned in the titles of fifty-five" "psalms, and in Hab. 3:19, Revised Version. The first who held" "this of ...
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Mustard

"A plant of the genus sinapis, a pod-bearing, shrub-like plant," "growing wild, and also cultivated in gardens. The little round" seeds were an emblem of any small insignificant object. It is not men ...
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Muthlabben

Occurring only in the title of Psalm 9. Some interpret the words "as meaning "on the death of Labben," some unknown person. Others" "render the word, "on the death of the son;" i.e., of Absalom (2" S ...
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Muzzle

Grain in the East is usually thrashed by the sheaves being "spread out on a floor, over which oxen and cattle are driven to" "and fro, till the grain is trodden out. Moses ordained that the" ox was n ...
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Myra

"One of the chief towns of Lycia, in Asia Minor, about 2 1/2" miles from the coast (Acts 27:5). Here Paul removed from the "Adramyttian ship in which he had sailed from Caesarea, and" "entered into t ...
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Myrrh

Heb. mor. (1.) First mentioned as a principal ingredient in the holy anointing oil (Ex. 30:23). It formed part of the gifts "brought by the wise men from the east, who came to worship the" infant Jes ...
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Myrtle

"(Isa. 41:19; Neh. 8:15; Zech. 1:8), Hebrew hadas, known in the" "East by the name as, the Myrtus communis of the botanist." "Although no myrtles are now found on the mount (of Olives)," "excepting i ...
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Mysia

A province in the north-west of Asia Minor. On his first voyage "to Europe (Acts 16:7, 8) Paul passed through this province and" embarked at its chief port Troas. ...
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Mystery

"The calling of the Gentiles into the Christian Church, so" "designated (Eph. 1:9, 10; 3:8-11; Col. 1:25-27); a truth" "undiscoverable except by revelation, long hid, now made" "manifest. The resurre ...
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