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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Jehovah-Nissi

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JEHOVAH-NISSI (‘J″ [Note: Jahweh.] is my banner’). The name given by Moses to the altar he erected after the defeat of Amalek, Exodus 17:15 (E [Note: Elohist.] ). God is considered the centre or rallying point of the army of Israel, and the name of God as their battle-cry (cf. Psalms 20:7 f.). The interpretation of Exodus 17:16 is somewhat doubtful. Many critics read nçs (‘banner’) for kçs (= kisseh , ‘throne’), but this appears neither to be necessary nor to yield a suitable sense. The meaning is probably either ‘J″ [Note: Jahweh.] hath sworn, (EV [Note: English Version.] ), or ‘I (Moses) swear’ (with hand uplifted to J″ [Note: Jahweh.] ’s throne).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Jehovah-Nissi'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/j/jehovah-nissi.html. 1909.

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