Thursday, September 21st, 2023
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bē̇ -fōr ´: The translation of a great variety of Hebrew and Greek words. "Haran died before (the English Revised Version "in the presence of," literally "before the face of") his father Terah" (Genesis 11:28 ). To be "before" God is to enjoy His favor (Psalm 31:22 ). "The Syrians before" (Isaiah 9:12 the Revised Version, margin "on the east," as "behind," owing to the position of Canaan, relative to Syria, implies the west).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Before'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​b/before.html. 1915.