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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(תֹּרֶן, to'ren), Isaiah 30:17, in the margin in that place, and in the text in chap. 23:23, and Ezekiel 27:5, rendered "mast." It probably signifies a pole used as a standard or "ensign" (נֵס, nes), which was set up on the tops of mountains as a signal for the assembling of the people, sometimes on the invasion of an enemy, and sometimes after a defeat (Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 18:3; Isaiah 62:10). (See BANNER).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Beacon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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