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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Division

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the rendering of the following words:

1. חֲלֻקָּה, chalukkah', 2 Chronicles 35:5, or מִחֲלֹקֶת, machalo'keth, Joshua 11:23; Joshua 12:7; Joshua 18:10; 1 Chronicles 24:1; 1 Chronicles 26:1; 1 Chronicles 26:12; 1 Chronicles 26:19; Nehemiah 11:36; a regular distribution (e.g. the sacerdotal "courses" or sections).

2. פְּלֻגָּה, peluggah', 2 Chronicles 35:5, or Chald. פְּלֻגָּא, pelugga', Ezra 6:18, a partition (likewise applied to the priestly ranks), but, פְּדוּת, pelaggah', Judges 5:15-16, streamlets ("rivers," Job 20:17).

3. פּדוּת, peduth', a distinction, Exodus 8:23 (elsewhere "redemption").

4. διαμερισμός, disunion, Luke 12:21; διχοστασία, variance, Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 5:20; σχίσμα, a split, John 7:43; John 9:16; John 10:19 ("rent," Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Division'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/d/division.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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