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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – A

Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, as Omega is the last. These letters occur in the text of Rev. 1:8, 11; 21:6; 22:13, and are represented by "Alpha" and "Omega" respectively (omitted in , 1:11). They mean "the first and last." (Comp. Heb. 12:2; Isa. 41:4; 44:6; Rev.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – B

Baal Lord. (1.) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – C

Cab Hollow (, "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an ephah, equal to about two English quarts. Cabins Only in Jer. 37:16 (, "cells"), arched vaults or recesses off a passage or room; cells for…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – D through E

Daberath Pasture, a Levitical town of Issachar (Josh. 19:12; 21:28), near the border of Zebulum. It is the modern small village of Deburich, at the base of Mount Tabor. Tradition has incorrectly made it the scene of the miracle of the cure of the lunatic child (Matt. 17:14). Daemon The…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – F through G

Fable Applied in the New Testament to the traditions and speculations, "cunningly devised fables", of the Jews on religious questions (1 Tim. 1:4; 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Pet. 1:16). In such passages the word means anything false and unreal. But the word is used as almost equivalent…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – H through I

Habakkuk Embrace, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets. Of his personal history we have no reliable information. He was probably a member of the Levitical choir. He was contemporary with Jeremiah and Zephaniah. Habakkuk, Prophecies of Were probably written about 650-627, or, as some think, a few years later.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – J

Jaakan He twists, one of the sons of Ezer, the son of Seir the Horite (1 Chr. 1:42). Jaakobah Heel-catcher, a form of the name Jacob, one of the descendants of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:36). Jaala A wild she-goat, one of the Nethinim, whose descendants returned from the Captivity (Neh.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – K through L

Kabzeel Gathering of God, a city in the extreme south of Judah, near to Idumaea (Josh. 15:21), the birthplace of Benaiah, one of David's chief warriors (2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Chr. 11:22). It was called also Jekabzeel (Neh. 11:25), after the Captivity. Kadesh Holy, or Kadesh-Barnea, sacred desert of wandering,…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – 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 population of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was the mother of Absalom…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – N through Q

Naam Pleasantness, one of the three sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh (1 Chr. 4:15). Naamah The beautiful. (1.) The daughter of Lamech and Zillah (Gen. 4: 22). (2.) The daughter of the king of Ammon, one of the wives of Solomon, the only one who appears to have…
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