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ō´p ' n : In the Old Testament represents chiefly פּתח , pāthaḥ , but also other words, as גּלה , gālāh , "to uncover"; of the opening of the eyes in vision, etc. (thus Balaam, Numbers 22:31; Numbers 24:4; compare Job 33:16; Job 36:10; Psalm 119:18; Jeremiah 32:11 , Jeremiah 32:14 ). In the New Testament the usual word is ἀνοίγω , anoı́gō (of opening of mouth, eyes, heavens, doors, etc.). A peculiar word, τραχηλίζομαι , trachēlı́zomai (literally, to have the neck bent back, to be laid bare), is used for "laid open" before God in Hebrews 4:13 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Open'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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