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Holman Bible Dictionary
A circular route that a person, a geographical feature, or a natural object follows. Underlying the English word are at least four Hebrew words indicating round, surround, around, or turning. Samuel went around a circuit of cities to judge Israel (1 Samuel 7:16
). The human eye views heaven as a circular vault or dome, where God takes His daily walk (Job 22:14
). Similarly, the sun passes along the circuit of the heavens (Psalm 19:6
). The wind appears to run a meaningless circular course going nowhere (Ecclesiastes 1:6
). Jerusalem within its walls represented a circle or circuit, which David repaired (1 Chronicles 11:8
NRSV). The villages around Jerusalem formed a circuit ( Nehemiah 12:28
NRSV). Compare 2 Kings 3:9
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Circuit'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/circuit.html. 1991.