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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Ear

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Used frequently in a figurative sense (Psalm 34:15 ). To "uncover the ear" is to show respect to a person (1 Samuel 20:2 marg.). To have the "ear heavy", or to have "uncircumcised ears" ( Isaiah 6:10 ), is to be inattentive and disobedient. To have the ear "bored" through with an awl was a sign of perpetual servitude (Exodus 21:6 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Ear'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/e/ear.html. 1897.

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