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Bar (2)

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bar (substantive):

(1) בּריח , berı̄aḥ = "a bolt" (Exodus 26:26-29; Exodus 35:11; Exodus 36:31-34; Exodus 39:33; Exodus 40:18; Numbers 3:36; Numbers 4:31; Deuteronomy 3:5; Judges 16:3; 1 Samuel 23:7; 1 Kings 4:13; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 2 Chronicles 14:7; Nehemiah 3:3 , Nehemiah 3:6 , Nehemiah 3:13-15; Job 38:10 "bars and doors" for the sea (the bank or shore of the sea); Psalm 107:16; Psalm 147:13 "the bars of thy gates": the walls of the city were now rebuilt and its gates only closed and barred by night (see Nehemiah 7:3 ); Proverbs 18:19 , "bars of a castle"; Isaiah 45:2; Jeremiah 49:31; Jeremiah 51:30; Lamentations 2:9; Ezekiel 38:11 ): meaning "a rock in the sea" (Jonah 2:6 ).

(2) מוט , mōṭ = "a staff," "stick," "pole" (Numbers 4:10 , Numbers 4:12 margin); "strong fortification and great impediment" ( Isaiah 45:2; Amos 1:5 , "the bolt of Damascus": no need here to render prince , as some do (G. A. Smith in the place cited.)).

(3) בּד , badh = "staff," "part of body," "strength" (Job 17:16 , "bars of Sheol": the gates of the world of the dead; compare Isaiah 38:10; some read, "Will the bars of Sheol fall?").

(4) מטיל , meṭı̄l = "something hammered out, a (forged) bar" (Job 40:18 ). See DOOR; GATE; HOUSE .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Bar (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/bar-2.html. 1915.

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