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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Word

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is in Hebrew (דָּבָר ) often put for thing or matter; as Exodus 2:14. "Surely this thing [Heb. word] is known;" "Tomorrow the Lord shall do this thing [Heb. word] in the land" (9:5); "I will do a thing [Heb. word] in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle " (1 Samuel 3:11); "And the rest of the acts [Heb. words] of Solomon" (1 Kings 11:41). So likewise the Gr. ῥῆμα, which properly signifies an utterance, came to denote any sensible object or occurrence.

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

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