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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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in the A.V., is the representative in. certain places of several forms from the root עָבִר , abar, to cross: 1, the simple verb (Numbers 20:21, "give passage," elsewhere usually "pass"); 2, עֶבֶר, eber, a crossing (Joshua 22:11; in the plur. Jeremiah 22:20, Abarim [q.v.]; elsewhere beyond," etc.) (See EBER); מִעֲבָר, maabar, fem. מִעִבָרָה, a transit, either by water (Judges 12:5-6; Jeremiah 51:32), a ford (as rendered often), or by land, a pass through mountains (Isaiah 10:29), as at Michmash (q.v.) (1 Samuel 12:23; 1 Samuel 24:4).

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

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