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128 terms and definitions for "R"


Raamah

"Thunder. (1.) One of the sons of Cush (Gen. 10:7). (2.) A country which traded with Tyre (Ezek. 27:22). ...

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Raamiah

"Thunder of the Lord, one of the princes who returned from the" Exile (Neh. 7:7); called also Reelaiah (Ezra 2:2). ...

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Raamses

(Ex. 1:11). (See [516]RAMESES.) ...

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Rabbah

"Or Rab'bath, great. (1.) "Rabbath of the children of Ammon," the" "chief city of the Ammonites, among the eastern hills, some 20" "miles east of the Jordan, on the southern of the two streams" which ...

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Rabbi

"My master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors" of the law and their distinguished teachers. It is sometimes "applied to Christ (Matt. 23:7, 8; Mark 9:5 (R.V.); John 1:38," "49; 3: ...

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Rabboni

"(id.) occurs only twice in the New Testament (Mark 10:51, A.V.," "Lord, R.V., "Rabboni;" John 20:16). It was the most honourable" of all the titles. ...

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Rabmag

"Assyrian Rab-mugi, "chief physician," "who was attached to the" "king (Jer. 39:3, 13), the title of one of Sennacherib's officers" sent with messages to Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem (2 Kings ...

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Rabsaris

"Chief of the Heads, one of the three officers whom Sennacherib" sent from Lachish with a threatening message to Jerusalem (2 "Kings 18:17; Jer. 39:3, 13)." ...

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Rabshakeh

"Chief of the princes, the name given to the chief cup-bearer or" the vizier of the Assyrian court; one of Sennacherib's "messengers to Hezekiah. See the speech he delivered, in the" "Hebrew language ...

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Raca

"Vain, empty, worthless, only found in Matt. 5:22. The Jews used" "it as a word of contempt. It is derived from a root meaning "to" "spit." ...

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Rachab

"=Rahab, a name found in the genealogy of our Lord (Matt. 1:5)." ...

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Rachal

"Traffic, a town in the tribe of Judah, to which David sent" presents from the spoils of his enemies (1 Sam. 30:29). ...

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Rachel

"Ewe, "the daughter", "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and" "self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban, and one" "of Jacob's wives (Gen. 29:6, 28). He served Laban fourteen years" "for ...

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Raguel

"Friend of God, (Num. 10:29)=Reuel (q.v.), Ex. 2:18, the" "father-in-law of Moses, and probably identical with Jethro" (q.v.). ...

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Rahab

"Insolence; pride, a poetical name applied to Egypt in Ps. 87:4;" "89:10; Isa. 51:9, as "the proud one." "Rahab, (Heb. Rahab; i.e., "broad," "large"). When the Hebrews "were encamped at Shittim, in t ...

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Raham

"Merciful, one of the descendants of Caleb, the son of Hezron (1" Chr. 2:44). ...

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Rain

There are three Hebrew words used to denote the rains of "different seasons, (1.) Yoreh (Hos. 6:3), or moreh (Joel 2:23)," "denoting the former or the early rain. (2.) Melqosh, the "latter" "rain" (P ...

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Rainbow

Caused by the reflection and refraction of the rays of the sun shining on falling rain. It was appointed as a witness of the "divine faithfulness (Gen. 9:12-17). It existed indeed before," "but it wa ...

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Raisins

Dried grapes; mentioned 1 Sam. 25:18; 30:12; 2 Sam. 16:1; 1 Chr. 12:40 ...

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Rakkath

"Shore-town, a "fenced city" of the tribe of Naphtali (Josh." "19:35). The old name of Tiberias, according to the Rabbins." ...

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Rakkon

"A place upon the shore, a town belonging to Dan (Josh. 19:46)." "It is now Tell er-Rakkeit, 6 miles north of Joppa, on the" "sea-shore, near the mouth of the river `Aujeh, i.e., "yellow" "water." (S ...

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Ram

"Exalted. (1.) The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the" "royal line (Ruth 4:19). The margin of 1 Chr. 2:9, also Matt." "1:3, 4 and Luke 3:33, have "Aram." "(2.) One of the sons of Jerahmee ...

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Rama

"(Matt. 2:18), the Greek form of Ramah. (1.) A city first" "mentioned in Josh. 18:25, near Gibeah of Benjamin. It was" "fortified by Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chr." "16:1-6). Asa, k ...

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Ramath of the south

(Heb. Ramath-negeb). The Heb. negeb is the general designation for south or south-west of Judah. This was one of the towns of "Simeon (Josh. 19:8). It is the same as "south Ramoth" (1 Sam." "30:27; R ...

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Ramathaimzophim

The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 "Sam. 1:1), "in the land of Zuph" (9:5). Ramathaim is another" name for Ramah (4). "One of the Levitical families descended from Kohath, ...

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Ramathite

"The designation given to Shimei, the manager of David's vineyard" (1 Chr. 27:27). ...

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Ramathlehi

"Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; i.e., the Ramah of" "Lehi (Judg. 15:15-17). The phrase "in the jaw," ver. 19," "Authorized Version, is in the margin, also in the Revised" "Version, "in Leh ...

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Ramathmizpeh

"The height of Mizpeh or of the watch-tower (Josh. 13:26), a" place mentioned as one of the limits of Gad. There were two Mizpehs on the east of the Jordan. This was the Mizpeh where "Jacob and Laban ...

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Rameses

"the land of (Gen. 47:11), was probably "the land of Goshen" "(q.v.) 45:10. After the Hebrews had built Rameses, one of the" "treasure cities, it came to be known as the "land" in which" that city wa ...

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Ramoth

Heights. A Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar (1 Sam. "30:27; 1 Chr. 6:73), the same as Jarmuth (Josh. 21:29) and" "Remeth (q.v.), 19:21." ...

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Ramothgilead

"Heights of Gilead, a city of refuge on the east of Jordan;" "called "Ramoth in Gilead" (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; 21:38). Here" "Ahab, who joined Jehoshaphat in an endeavour to rescue it from" "the ha ...

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Ranges

(1.) Lev. 11:35. Probably a cooking furnace for two or more "pots, as the Hebrew word here is in the dual number; or perhaps" a fire-place fitted to receive a pair of ovens. "(2.) 2 Kings 11:8. A Heb ...

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Ransom

"The price or payment made for our redemption, as when it is said" "that the Son of man "gave his life a ransom for many" (Matt." "20:28; comp. Acts 20:28; Rom. 3:23, 24; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Gal." "3:13 ...

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Rapha

"Tall. (1.) A Benjamite, the son of Binea (1 Chr. 8:2, 37), a" "descendant of Saul. (2.) Margin of 1 Chr. 20:4, 6, where "giant" is given in the text. ...

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Raphu

"Healed, a Benjamite, whose son Palti was one of the twelve spies" (Num. 13:9). ...

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Raven

"Heb. `orebh, from a root meaning "to be black" (comp. Cant." "5:11); first mentioned as "sent forth" by Noah from the ark" "(Gen. 8:7). "Every raven after his kind" was forbidden as food" "(Lev. 11: ...

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Razor

The Nazarites were forbidden to make use of the razor (Num. 6:5; Judg. 13:5). At their consecration the Levites were shaved all over with a razor (Num. 8:7; comp. Ps. 52:2; Ezek. 5:1). ...

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Reba

"Fourth, one of the Midianite chiefs slain by the Israelites in" the wilderness (Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21). ...

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Rebekah

"A noose, the daughter of Bethuel, and the wife of Isaac (Gen." "22:23; 24:67). The circumstances under which Abraham's "steward" "found her at the "city of Nahor," in Padan-aram, are narrated in" "G ...

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Rechab

"Horseman, or chariot. (1.) One of Ishbosheth's "captains of" "bands" or leaders of predatory troops (2 Sam. 4:2)." "(2.) The father of Jehonadab, who was the father of the "Rechabites (2 Kings 10:15 ...

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Rechabites

The descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. They "belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the children of Israel" "into Palestine, and dwelt among them. Moses married a Kenite" "wife (Ju ...

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Reconcilation

"A change from enmity to friendship. It is mutual, i.e., it is a" change wrought in both parties who have been at enmity. "(1.) In Col. 1:21, 22, the word there used refers to a change wrought in the ...

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Recorder

"(Heb. mazkir, i.e., "the mentioner," "rememberancer"), the" office first held by Jehoshaphat in the court of David (2 Sam. "8:16), also in the court of Solomon (1 Kings 4:3). The next" "recorder men ...

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Red Sea

The sea so called extends along the west coast of Arabia for "about 1,400 miles, and separates Asia from Africa. It is" "connected with the Indian Ocean, of which it is an arm, by the" Strait of Bab- ...

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Red Sea Passage of

The account of the march of the Israelites through the Red Sea is given in Ex. 14:22-31. There has been great diversity of opinion as to the precise place where this occurred. The difficulty of arriv ...

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Redeemer

"Heb. goel; i.e., one charged with the duty of restoring the" "rights of another and avenging his wrongs (Lev. 25:48, 49; Num." "5:8; Ruth 4:1; Job 19:25; Ps. 19:14; 78:35, etc.). This title is" pecu ...

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Redemption

"The purchase back of something that had been lost, by the" "payment of a ransom. The Greek word so rendered is apolutrosis," "a word occurring nine times in Scripture, and always with the" "idea of ...

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Reed

"(1.) "Paper reeds" (Isa. 19:7; R.V., "reeds"). Heb. `aroth," properly green herbage growing in marshy places. "(2.) Heb. kaneh (1 Kings 14:15; Job 40:21; Isa. 19:6), whence "the Gr. kanna, a "cane," ...

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Refiner

The process of refining metals is referred to by way of "illustrations in Isa. 1:25; Jer. 6:29; Zech. 13:9; Mal. 3:2, 3." ...

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Refuge Cities of

Were six in number (Num. 35). 1. On the west of Jordan were (1) "Kadesh, in Naphtali; (2) Shechem, in Mount Ephraim; (3) Hebron," "in Judah. 2. On the east of Jordan were, (1) Golan, in Bashan;" "(2) ...

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Regemmelech

"Friend of the king, one of the two messengers sent by the exiled" Jews to Jerusalem in the time of Darius (Zech. 7:2) to make inquiries at the temple. ...

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Regeneration

Only found in Matt. 19:28 and Titus 3:5. This word literally "means a "new birth." The Greek word so rendered (palingenesia)" is used by classical writers with reference to the changes produced by th ...

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Rehabiah

"Enlargement of the Lord, the son of Eliezer, and grandson of" Moses (1 Chr. 23:17; 24:21). ...

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Rehob

"Street; broad place. (1.) The father of Hadadezer, king of Tobah" "(2 Sam. 8:3, 12)." "(2.) Neh. 10:11. "(3.) The same, probably, as Beth-rehob (2 Sam. 10:6, 8; Judg. "18:28), a place in the north o ...

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Rehoboam

"He enlarges the people, the successor of Solomon on the throne," "and apparently his only son. He was the son of Naamah "the" "Ammonitess," some well-known Ammonitish princess (1 Kings 14:21;" 2 Chr ...

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Rehoboth

"Broad places. (1.) A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Gen. 26:22)," "supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of" Beersheba. "(2.) An ancient city on the Euphrates (Gen. 36:37; 1 Chr. 1:4 ...

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Rehum

"Merciful. (1.) One of "the children of the province" who" "returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2); the same as "Nehum" (Neh. 7:7). "(2.) The "chancellor" of Artaxerxes, who sought to stir him up aga ...

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Rei

"Friendly, one who maintained true allegiance to king David (1" Kings 1:8) when Adonijah rebelled. ...

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Reins

"The kidneys, the supposed seat of the desires and affections;" "used metaphorically for "heart." The "reins" and the "heart" are" "often mentioned together, as denoting the whole moral" "constitutio ...

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Rekem

Embroidered; variegated. (1.) One of the five Midianite kings whom the Israelites destroyed (Num. 31:8). "(2.) One of the sons of Hebron (1 Chr. 2:43, 44). "(3.) A town of Benjamin (Josh. 18:27). ...

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Remaliah

"Adorned by the Lord, the father of Pekah, who conspired" "successfully against Pekahiah (2 Kings 15:25, 27, 30, 32, 37;" "Isa. 7:1, 4, 5, 9; 8:6)." ...

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Remeth

Another form of Ramah (q.v.) or Ramoth (1 Chr. 6:73; Josh. "19:21), and probably also of Jarmuth (Josh. 21:29)." ...

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Remmonmethoar

"(Josh. 19:13), rendered correctly in the Revised Version," "Rimmon, which stretcheth unto Neah, a landmark of Zebulun;" called also Rimmon (1 Chr. 6:77). ...

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Remphan

"(Acts 7:43; R.V., "Rephan"). In Amos 5:26 the Heb. Chiun (q.v.)" "is rendered by the LXX. "Rephan," and this name is adopted by" Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names represent the star-god ...

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Rent

"(Isa. 3:24), probably a rope, as rendered in the LXX. and" "Vulgate and Revised Version, or as some prefer interpreting the" "phrase, "girdle and robe are torn [i.e., are `a rent'] by the" "hand of ...

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Repentance

There are three Greek words used in the New Testament to denote repentance. (1.) The verb metamelomai is used of a change of "mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of" "sin, but ...

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Rephael

"Healed of God, one of Shemaiah's sons. He and his brethren, on" "account of their "strength for service," formed one of the" "divisions of the temple porters (1 Chr. 26:7, 8)." ...

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Rephaim

"Lofty men; giants, (Gen. 14:5; 2 Sam. 21:16, 18, marg. A.V.," "Rapha, marg. R.V., Raphah; Deut. 3:13, R.V.; A.V., "giants")." "The aborigines of Palestine, afterwards conquered and" "dispossessed by ...

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Rephaim Valley of

"(Josh. 15:8; 18:16, R.V.). When David became king over all" "Israel, the Philistines, judging that he would now become their" "uncompromising enemy, made a sudden attack upon Hebron," "compelling Da ...

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Rephidim

"Supports, one of the stations of the Israelites, situated in the" "Wady Feiran, near its junction with the Wady esh-Sheikh. Here no" "water could be found for the people to drink, and in their" "imp ...

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Reprobate

That which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jer. "6:30; Heb. 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also" used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have ...

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Rereward

"(Josh. 6:9), the troops in the rear of an army on the march, the" rear-guard. This word is a corruption of the French arriere-garde. During the wilderness march the tribe of Dan formed the rear-guar ...

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Resen

"Head of the stream; bridle, one of Nimrod's cities (Gen. 10:12)," between Nineveh and Calah. It has been supposed that the four cities named in this verse were afterwards combined into one under the ...

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Rest

"(1.) Gr. katapausis, equivalent to the Hebrew word noah (Heb." 4:1). "(2.) Gr. anapausis, "rest from weariness" (Matt. 11:28). "(3.) Gr. anesis, "relaxation" (2 Thess. 1:7). "(4.) Gr. sabbatismos, a ...

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Resurrection of Christ

One of the cardinal facts and doctrines of the gospel. If Christ "be not risen, our faith is vain (1 Cor. 15:14). The whole of the" New Testament revelation rests on this as an historical fact. On th ...

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Resurrection of the dead

Will be simultaneous both of the just and the unjust (Dan. 12:2; "John 5:28, 29; Rom. 2:6-16; 2 Thess. 1:6-10). The qualities of" the resurrection body will be different from those of the body "laid ...

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Reuben

"Behold a son!, the eldest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32)." "His sinful conduct, referred to in Gen. 35:22, brought down upon" him his dying father's malediction (48:4). He showed kindness to "Jo ...

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Reuben Tribe of

"At the Exodus numbered 46,500 male adults, from twenty years old" "and upwards (Num. 1:20, 21), and at the close of the wilderness" "wanderings they numbered only 43,730 (26:7). This tribe united" " ...

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Reuel

"Friend of God. (1.) A son of Esau and Bashemath (Gen. 36:4, 10;" "1 Chr. 1:35). (2.) "The priest of Midian," Moses' father-in-law" (Ex. 2:18)=Raguel (Num. 10:29). If he be identified with Jethro "(q ...

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Revelation

"An uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been" previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and at different times (Heb. 1:1) to make a supernatu ...

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Revelation Book of

#NAME? of the New Testament canon. The author of this book was undoubtedly John the apostle. His name occurs four times in the "book itself (1:1, 4, 9; 22:8), and there is every reason to" "conclude ...

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Revelation of Christ

The second advent of Christ. Three different Greek words are "used by the apostles to express this, (1) apokalupsis (1 Cor." "1;7; 2 Thess. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:7, 13); (2) parousia (Matt. 24:3," "27; 1 The ...

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Rezeph

"Solid; a stone, (2 Kings 19:12; Isa. 37:12), a fortress near" "Haran, probably on the west of the Euphrates, conquered by" Sennacherib. ...

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Rezin

"Firm; a prince, a king of Syria, who joined Pekah (q.v.) in an" invasion of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 15:37; 16:5-9; Isa. "7:1-8). Ahaz induced Tiglath-pileser III. to attack Damascus," and this ...

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Rezon

"Prince, son of Eliadah. Abandoning the service of Hadadezer, the" "king of Zobah, on the occasion of his being defeated by David," "he became the "captain over a band" of marauders, and took" "Damas ...

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Rhegium

"Breach, a town in the south of Italy, on the Strait of Messina," at which Paul touched on his way to Rome (Acts 28:13). It is now called Rheggio. ...

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Rhesa

"Affection, son of Zorobabel, mentioned in the genealogy of our" Lord (Luke 3:27). ...

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Rhoda

"A rose, the damsel in the house of Mary, the mother of John" Mark. She came to hearken when Peter knocked at the door of the gate (Acts 12:12-15). ...

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Rhodes

"A rose, an island to the south of the western extremity of Asia" "Minor, between Coos and Patara, about 46 miles long and 18 miles" broad. Here the apostle probably landed on his way from Greece "to ...

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Riblah

"Fruitful, an ancient town on the northern frontier of Palestine," "35 miles north-east of Baalbec, and 10 or 12 south of Lake Homs," "on the eastern bank of the Orontes, in a wide and fertile plain. ...

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Riddle

"(Heb. hodah). The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only" example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12-18). The parabolic prophecy in Ezek. 17:2-18 is there "called a "riddle." It ...

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Righteousness

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Rimmon

"Pomegranate. (1.) A man of Beeroth (2 Sam. 4:2), one of the four" Gibeonite cities. (See Josh. 9:17.) "(2.) A Syrian idol, mentioned only in 2 Kings 5:18. "(3.) One of the "uttermost cities" of Juda ...

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Rimmonparez

"A pomegranate breach, or Rimmon of the breach, one of the" "stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (Num. 33:19, 20)." ...

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Ring

"Used as an ornament to decorate the fingers, arms, wrists, and" also the ears and the nose. Rings were used as a signet (Gen. 38:18). They were given as a token of investment with authority "(Gen. 4 ...

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Riphath

"A crusher, Gomer's second son (Gen. 10:3), supposed to have been" the ancestor of the Paphlagonians. ...

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Rissah

"Heap of ruins; dew, a station of the Israelites in the" "wilderness (Num. 33:21, 22)." ...

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Rithmah

"Wild broom, a station in the wilderness (Num. 33:18, 19), the" "broom valley, or "valley of broombushes," the place apparently" "of the original encampment of Israel, near Kadesh." ...

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River

"(1.) Heb. `aphik, properly the channel or ravine that holds" "water (2 Sam. 22:16), translated "brook," "river," "stream," but" not necessarily a perennial stream (Ezek. 6:3; 31:12; 32:6; 34:13). "( ...

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River of Egypt

"(1.) Heb. nahar mitsraim, denotes in Gen. 15:18 the Nile, or its" "eastern branch (2 Chr. 9:26). (2.) In Num. 34:5 (R.V., "brook of" "Egypt") the Hebrew word is nahal, denoting a stream flowing" "ra ...

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River of Gad

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River of God

"(Ps. 65:9), as opposed to earthly streams, denoting that the" "divine resources are inexhaustible, or the sum of all" fertilizing streams that water the earth (Gen. 2:10). ...

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Rivers of Babylon

"(Ps. 137:1), i.e., of the whole country of Babylonia, e.g., the" "Tigris, Euphrates, Chalonas, the Ulai, and the numerous canals." ...

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Rivers of Damascus

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Rivers of Judah

"(Joel 3:18), the watercourses of Judea." ...

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Rizpah

"Coal; hot stone, the daughter of Aiah, and one of Saul's" concubines. She was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth (2 "Sam. 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11)." "It happened that a grievous famine, which lasted fo ...

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Road

"(1 Sam. 27:10; R.V., "raid"), an inroad, an incursion. This word" is never used in Scripture in the sense of a way or path. ...

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Robbery

"Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and" "Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See" also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea "in ou ...

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Rock

"(Heb. tsur), employed as a symbol of God in the Old Testament (1" "Sam. 2:2; 2 Sam. 22:3; Isa. 17:10; Ps. 28:1; 31:2, 3; 89:26;" 95:1); also in the New Testament (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 9:33; 1 Cor. 10:4 ...

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Roe

"(Heb. tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for" "food (Deut. 14:5; comp. Deut. 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23)," noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Sam. 2:18; ...

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Rogelim

"Fullers, a town of Gilead, the residence of Barzillai the" "Gileadite (2 Sam. 17:27; 19:31), probably near to Mahanaim." ...

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Roll

The common form of ancient books. The Hebrew word rendered "roll or "volume" is meghillah, found in Ezra 6:2; Ps. 40:7;" "Jer. 36:2, 6, 23, 28, 29; Ezek. 2:9; 3:1-3; Zech. 5:1, 2." "Rolls (Chald. pl. ...

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Romamtiezer

"Elevation of help, one of the sons of Heman, "the king's seer in" "the words of God, to lift up the horn." He was head of the" "four-and-twentieth course of singers (1 Chr. 25:4, 31)." ...

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Romans Epistle to the

This epistle was probably written at Corinth. Phoebe (Rom. 16:1) "of Cenchrea conveyed it to Rome, and Gaius of Corinth" entertained the apostle at the time of his writing it (16:23; 1 "Cor. 1:14), a ...

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Rome

The most celebrated city in the world at the time of Christ. It is said to have been founded B.C. 753. When the New Testament "was written, Rome was enriched and adorned with the spoils of" "the worl ...

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Rose

Many varieties of the rose proper are indigenous to Syria. The "famed rose of Damascus is white, but there are also red and" yellow roses. In Cant. 2:1 and Isa. 35:1 the Hebrew word "habatstseleth (f ...

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Rosh

"(Ezek. 38:2, 3; 39:1) is rendered "chief" in the Authorized" Version. It is left untranslated as a proper name in the Revised "Version. Some have supposed that the Russians are here meant, as" one o ...

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Rosin

"Found only in Authorized Version, margin, Ezek. 27:17, Heb." "tsori, uniformly rendered elsewhere "balm" (q.v.), as here in" "the text. The Vulgate has resinam, rendered "rosin" in the Douay" "Versi ...

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Ruby

"(Heb. peninim), only in plural (Lam. 4:7). The ruby was one of" the stones in the high priest's breastplate (Ex. 28:17). A comparison is made between the value of wisdom and rubies (Job 28:18; Prov. ...

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Rudder bands

Ancient ships had two great broad-bladed oars for rudders. "These, when not in use, were lifted out of the water and bound" "or tied up. When required for use, these bands were unloosed and" the rudd ...

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Rue

A garden herb (Ruta graveolens) which the Pharisees were careful "to tithe (Luke 11:42), neglecting weightier matters. It is" omitted in the parallel passage of Matt. 23:23. There are several species ...

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Rufus

"Red, the son of Simon the Cyrenian (Mark 15:21), whom the Roman" soldiers compelled to carry the cross on which our Lord was crucified. Probably it is the same person who is again mentioned "in Rom. ...

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Ruhamah

"Having obtained mercy, a symbolical name given to the daughter" of Hosea (2:1). ...

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Rumah

"Elevation, probably the same as Arumah (Judg. 9:41; 2 Kings" "23:36), near Shechem. Others identify it with Tell Rumeh, in" "Galilee, about 6 miles north of Nazareth." ...

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Rush

The papyrus (Job 8:11). (See [542]BULRUSH.) The expression "branch and rush in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly." ...

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Ruth

"A friend, a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father," "Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of" "Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law," "who refuse ...

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Ruth The Book of

"Was originally a part of the Book of Judges, but it now forms" one of the twenty-four separate books of the Hebrew Bible. "The history it contains refers to a period perhaps about one hundred and tw ...

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Rye

"=Rie, (Heb. kussemeth), found in Ex. 9:32; Isa. 28:25, in all of" which the margins of the Authorized and of the Revised Versions "have "spelt." This Hebrew word also occurs in Ezek. 4:9, where" "th ...

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