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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An intentional violation of the truth. Lies are emphatically condemned in Scripture (John 8:44
; 1 Timothy 1:9,10
; Revelation 21:27
). Mention is made of the lies told by good men, as by Abraham (Genesis 12:12,13
), Isaac (26:7), and Jacob (27:24); also by the Hebrew midwives (Exodus 1:15-19
), by Michal (1 Samuel 19:14
), and by David (1 Samuel 20:6
). (See ANANIAS
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Lie'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/lie.html. 1897.