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63 terms and definitions for "O"


Oak

"There are six Hebrew words rendered "oak." "(1.) `El occurs only in the word El-paran (Gen. 14:6). The LXX. "renders by "terebinth." In the plural form this word occurs in" "Isa. 1:29; 57:5 (A.V. ma ...

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Oath

"A solemn appeal to God, permitted on fitting occasions (Deut." "6:13; Jer. 4:2), in various forms (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:5; Ruth" "1:17; Hos. 4:15; Rom. 1:9), and taken in different ways (Gen." 14:22 ...

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Obadiah

Servant of the Lord. (1.) An Israelite who was chief in the household of King Ahab (1 Kings 18:3). Amid great spiritual "degeneracy he maintained his fidelity to God, and interposed to" "protect The ...

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Obadiah Book of

"Consists of one chapter, "concerning Edom," its impending doom" "(1:1-16), and the restoration of Israel (1:17-21). This is the" shortest book of the Old Testament. "There are on record the account ...

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Obal

"Stripped, the eight son of Joktan (Gen. 10:28); called also Ebal" (1 Chr. 1:22). ...

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Obed

"Serving; worshipping. (1.) A son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:21," "22), and the grandfather of David (Matt. 1:5)." "(2.) 1 Chr. 2:34-38. (3.) 1 Chr. 26:7. "(4.) 2 Chr. 23:1. ...

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ObedEdom

"Servant of Edom. (1.) "The Gittite" (probably so called because" "he was a native of Gath-rimmon), a Levite of the family of the" "Korhites (1 Chr. 26:1, 4-8), to whom was specially intrusted the" c ...

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Obeisance

Homage or reverence to any one (Gen. 37:7; 43:28). ...

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Obil

"A keeper of camels, an Ishmaelite who was "over the camels" in" the time of David (1 Chr. 27:30). ...

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Oboth

"Bottles, an encampment of the Israelites during the wanderings" "in the wilderness (Num. 33:43), the first after the setting up" of the brazen serpent. ...

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Oded

"Restoring, or setting up. (1.) Father of the prophet Azariah (2" "Chr. 15:1, 8)." "(2.) A prophet in the time of Ahaz and Pekah (2 Chr. 28:9-15). ...

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Offence

(1.) An injury or wrong done to one (1 Sam. 25:31; Rom. 5:15). "(2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isa. 8:14; Matt. "16:23; 18:7). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one" "stumbles o ...

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Offering

"An oblation, dedicated to God. Thus Cain consecrated to God of" "the first-fruits of the earth, and Abel of the firstlings of the" "flock (Gen. 4:3, 4). Under the Levitical system different kinds" " ...

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Og

"Gigantic, the king of Bashan, who was defeated by Moses in a" "pitched battle at Edrei, and was slain along with his sons" "(Deut. 1:4), and whose kingdom was given to the tribes of Reuben" and Gad ...

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Ohad

"United, or power, the third son of Simeon (Gen. 46:10)." ...

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Ohel

"A house; tent, the fourth son of Zerubbabel (1 Chr. 3:20)." ...

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Oil

Only olive oil seems to have been used among the Hebrews. It was used for many purposes: for anointing the body or the hair (Ex. 29:7; 2 Sam. 14:2; Ps. 23:5; 92:10; 104:15; Luke 7:46); in some "of th ...

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Oiltree

"(Isa. 41:19; R.V. marg., "oleaster"), Heb. `etz shemen, rendered" "olive tree in 1 Kings 6:23, 31, 32, 33 (R.V., "olive wood")" "and "pine branches" in Neh. 8:15 (R.V., "branches of wild" "olive"), ...

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Ointment

"Various fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical" "purposes, are so called (Ex. 30:25; Ps. 133:2; Isa. 1:6; Amos" 6:6; John 12:3; Rev. 18:13). ...

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Old gate

"One of the gates in the north wall of Jerusalem, so called" because built by the Jebusites (Neh. 3:6; 12:39). ...

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Olive

The fruit of the olive-tree. This tree yielded oil which was highly valued. The best oil was from olives that were plucked "before being fully ripe, and then beaten or squeezed (Deut." "24:20; Isa. 1 ...

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Olivetree

Is frequently mentioned in Scripture. The dove from the ark brought an olive-branch to Noah (Gen. 8:11). It is mentioned "among the most notable trees of Palestine, where it was" cultivated long befo ...

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Olves Mount of

"So called from the olive trees with which its sides are clothed," is a mountain ridge on the east of Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:7; "Ezek. 11:23; Zech. 14:4), from which it is separated by the" valley of ...

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Olympas

A Roman Christian whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:15). ...

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Omar

"Eloquent, the son of Eliphaz, who was Esau's eldest son (Gen." 36:11-15). ...

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Omega

"(Rev. 1:8), the last letter in the Greek alphabet. (See [452]A.)" ...

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Omer

"A handful, one-tenth of an ephah=half a gallon dry measure (Ex." "16:22, 32, 33, 36)="tenth deal." ...

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Omri

Servant of Jehovah. When Elah was murdered by Zimri at Tirzah (1 "Kings 16:15-27), Omri, his captain, was made king (B.C. 931)." "For four years there was continued opposition to his reign," "Tibni, ...

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On

"Light; the sun, (Gen. 41:45, 50), the great seat of sun-worship," "called also Bethshemesh (Jer. 43:13) and Aven (Ezek. 30:17)," "stood on the east bank of the Nile, a few miles north of" "Memphis, ...

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Onan

"Strong, the second son of Judah (Gen. 38:4-10; comp. Deut. 25:5;" Matt. 22:24). He died before the going down of Jacob and his family into Egypt. ...

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Onesimus

"Useful, a slave who, after robbing his master Philemon (q.v.) at" "Colosse, fled to Rome, where he was converted by the apostle" "Paul, who sent him back to his master with the epistle which" bears ...

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Onesiphorus

"Bringing profit, an Ephesian Christian who showed great kindness" "to Paul at Rome. He served him in many things, and had oft" refreshed him. Paul expresses a warm interest in him and his household ...

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Onion

"The Israelites in the wilderness longed for the "onions and" "garlick of Egypt" (Num. 11:5). This was the betsel of the" "Hebrews, the Allium cepe of botanists, of which it is said that" there are s ...

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Ono

"A town of Benjamin, in the "plain of Ono" (1 Chr. 8:12; Ezra" "2:33); now Kefr `Ana, 5 miles north of Lydda, and about 30 miles" north-west of Jerusalem. Not succeeding in their attempts to "deter N ...

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Onycha

"A nail; claw; hoof, (Heb. sheheleth; Ex. 30:34), a Latin word" "applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus" "or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of" " ...

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Onyx

"A hail; claw; hoof, (Heb. shoham), a precious stone adorning the" breast-plate of the high priest and the shoulders of the ephod "(Ex. 28:9-12, 20; 35:27; Job 28:16; Ezek. 28:13). It was found" in t ...

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Open place

"Gen. 38:14, 21, mar. Enaim; the same probably as Enam (Josh." "15:34), a city in the lowland or Shephelah." ...

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Ophel

"Hill; mound, the long, narrow, rounded promontory on the" "southern slope of the temple hill, between the Tyropoeon and the" "Kedron valley (2 Chr. 27:3; 33:14; Neh. 3:26, 27). It was" "surrounded b ...

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Ophir

(1.) One of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:29). "(2.) Some region famous for its gold (1 Kings 9:28; 10:11; 22:48; Job 22:24; 28:16; Isa. 13:12). In the LXX. this word is "rendered "Sophir," and "Sofir" ...

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Ophni

"Mouldy, a city of Benjamin (Josh. 18:24)." ...

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Ophrah

A fawn. 1 Chr. 4:14. (1.) A city of Benjamin (Josh. 18:23); probably identical with Ephron (2 Chr. 13:19) and Ephraim (John 11:54). "(2.) "Of the Abi-ezrites." A city of Manasseh, 6 miles "south-west ...

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Oracle

"In the Old Testament used in every case, except 2 Sam. 16:23, to" "denote the most holy place in the temple (1 Kings 6:5, 19-23;" 8:6). In 2 Sam. 16:23 it means the Word of God. A man inquired at th ...

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Oreb

"Raven, a prince of Midian, who, being defeated by Gideon and put" "to straits, was slain along with Zeeb (Judg. 7:20-25). Many of" the Midianites perished along with him (Ps. 83:9; Isa. 10:26). ...

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Oreb The rock of

The place where Gideon slew Oreb after the defeat of the Midianites (Judg. 7:25; Isa. 10:26). It was probably the place "now called Orbo, on the east of Jordan, near Bethshean." ...

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Oren

"Ash or pine, the son of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:25)." ...

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Organ

"Some kind of wind instrument, probably a kind of Pan's pipes" "(Gen. 4:21; Job 21:12; Ps. 150:4), which consisted of seven or" eight reeds of unequal length. ...

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Orion

"Heb. Kesil; i.e., "the fool", the name of a constellation (Job" 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8) consisting of about eighty stars. The "Vulgate renders thus, but the LXX. renders by Hesperus, i.e.," "the eveni ...

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Ornan

1 Chr. 21:15. (See [453]ARAUNAH.) ...

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Orpah

"Forelock or fawn, a Moabitess, the wife of Chilion (Ruth 1:4;" "4:10). On the death of her husband she accompanied Naomi, her" "mother-in-law, part of the way to Bethlehem, and then returned" to Moa ...

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Orphans

"(Lam. 5:3), i.e., desolate and without protectors. The word" occurs only here. In John 14:18 the word there rendered "comfortless (R.V., "desolate;" marg., "orphans") properly" "means "orphans." The ...

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Osprey

"Heb. `ozniyyah, an unclean bird according to the Mosaic law" (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12); the fish-eating eagle (Pandion haliaetus); one of the lesser eagles. But the Hebrew word may be taken to denot ...

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Ossifrage

"Heb. peres = to "break" or "crush", the lammer-geier, or bearded" "vulture, the largest of the whole vulture tribe. It was an" unclean bird (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12). It is not a gregarious "bird, a ...

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Ostrich

"(Lam. 4:3), the rendering of Hebrew pl. enim; so called from its" greediness and gluttony. The allusion here is to the habit of "the ostrich with reference to its eggs, which is thus described:" The ...

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Othni

"A lion of Jehovah, a son of Shemaiah, and one of the temple" "porters in the time of David (1 Chr. 26:7). He was a "mighty man" "of valour." ...

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Othniel

"Lion of God, the first of the judges. His wife Achsah was the" "daughter of Caleb (Josh. 15:16, 17; Judg. 1:13). He gained her" hand as a reward for his bravery in leading a successful expedition ag ...

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Ouches

An Old English word denoting cavities or sockets in which gems were set (Ex. 28:11). ...

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Oven

"Heb. tannur, (Hos. 7:4). In towns there appear to have been" public ovens. There was a street in Jerusalem (Jer. 37:21) "called "bakers' street" (the only case in which the name of a" "street in Jer ...

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Owl

"(1.) Heb. bath-haya'anah, "daughter of greediness" or of" shouting. In the list of unclean birds (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15); also mentioned in Job 30:29; Isa. 13:21; 34:13; 43:20; Jer. 50:39; Micah 1 ...

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Ox

"Heb. bakar, "cattle;" "neat cattle", (Gen. 12:16; 34:28; Job" "1:3, 14; 42:12, etc.); not to be muzzled when treading the corn" (Deut. 25:4). Referred to by our Lord in his reproof to the Pharisees ...

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Ox goad

"Mentioned only in Judg. 3:31, the weapon with which Shamgar" "(q.v.) slew six hundred Philistines. "The ploughman still" "carries his goad, a weapon apparently more fitted for the hand" of the soldi ...

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Ozem

Strong. (1.) One of David's brothers; the sixth son of Jesse (1 Chr. 2:15). "(2.) A son of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:25). ...

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Ozias

"Son of Joram (Matt. 1:8); called also Uzziah (2 Kings 15:32," 34). ...

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Ozni

"Hearing, one of the sons of Gad; also called Ezbon (Gen. 46:16;" Num. 26:16). ...

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