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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(אִ ), properly breathing-place, or the member by which we breathe (Numbers 11:20); also in the dual (אִפִּיַם ), the two nostrils. The same word likewise signifies anger (Proverbs 22:24), as often shown in the breathing; and the face (Genesis 3:19), so called from its most prominent feature; and in 1 Samuel 1:5 for two persons; a portion for two faces, i.e. a double portion (see Gesenius, s.v.). (See NOSTRIL).

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

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