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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


(prop. אֶמֶשׁ , e'mesh; but frequently תְּמוֹל, aforetime; χθές ) is sometimes used in Heb. to denote all time past, however distant; as today denotes time present, but of a larger extent than the very day on which one speaks. "If the ox was wont to push with his horn in time past" (Exodus 21:29; Heb. yesterday). "And it came to pass, when all that knew him before time (Heb. yesterday); whereas thou camest but yesterday" (2 Samuel 15:20). "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). His doctrine, like his person, admits of no change; his truths are invariable. With him there is neither yesterday nor tomorrow, but one continued today. Job says (Job 8:9), "We are but of yesterday, and know nothing; because our days upon earth are a shadow."

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

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