Bible Dictionary: Bn.   1840

  1. BOANERGES, [g] (sons of thunder),
    a new title given to James and John by
    Jesus Christ, on account, as is supposed,
    of their ardour and energy in preaching
    the gospel, and their future success in
    promoting the kingdom of Christ, Mark
    3:17; Luke 9:54.
  2. BOAR, the male swine: our engraving
    represents the Abyssinian species, pro-
    bably the same as that of Palestine.
    The [people] of God is represented by the
    prophet as destroyed by enemies with
    the fierceness of a wild boar in a vine-
    yard, Psal. 80:13.
  3. BOARD, a flat piece of wood, Exod.
    26:29; Acts 27:44.
  4. BOAST, a glorying speech, Psa. 34:
    2; Rom. 2:17, 23.
  5. BOAST, to glory, as with a proud
    speech, 1 Kings 20:11, or with pious
    joy, Psal. 44:8; 2 Cor. 9:2.
  6. BOASTERS, vain talkers, Rom. 1:3;
    2 Tim. 3:2.
  7. BOASTING, the act of glorying, whether
    in good, 2 Cor. 9:3, 4; or evil, Rom. 3:
    27; Jam. 4:16.
  8. BOASTING, vainly pretending, Acts 5:
    36.
  9. BOAT, a small vessel to pass the water
    in, Acts 28:30-32.
  10. BO'AZ, [h] (alacrity), a wealthy citizen
    of Bethlehem, the husband of
    Ruth, and
    grandfather of Jesse, the father of David,
    Ruth 2:1; 4:13, 22.
  11. BO'CHIM [h] (weepers), a place where
    the Israelites assembled, probably for
    idolatry, after the death of Joshua, and
    wept on being reproved by an angel
    for making alliances with the wicked
    Canaanites, Judg. 2:1-5.
  12. BODILY, personal, Luke 3:22; 1 Tim.
    4:8.
  13. BODILY, substantially, Col. 2:9.
  14. BODY, the material part of man, 1 Sam.
    31:12; in the
    resurrection it will be
    changed to a spiritual body, being glori-
    fied and made immortal, 1 Cor. 15:42-44;
    Phil. 3:21: the whole man, Rom. 6:12;
    12:1: the members collectively of the
    [local] church, Eph. 2:16; Col. 1:18:
    the natural passions, 1 Cor. 9:27: the
    material heavens, Exod. 24:10.
    • Body, human.   It alone goes to the grave after death.
  15. BOIL, a sore angry swelling, Exod. 9:
    9-11; Job 2:17.
  16. BOIL, to agitate with heat, as waters
    in a pot, Isa. 64:2: to prepare food by
    heated water, Lev. 8:31: to agitate
    greatly, Job 41:31.
  17. BOISTEROUS, stormy and furious, Matt.
    14:30.
  18. BOLD, courageous, Prov. 28:1; Acts
    13:46: with unrestrained freedom, as
    in the declaring of truth, Rom. 10:10.
  19. BOLDLY, courageously, Mark 15:13:
    without restraint, John 8:26: with
    liberty of mind and speech, Heb. 4:16.
  20. BOLDNESS, courage, Acts 4:13, 31:
    holy confidence, Eph. 3:12; Heb. 10:19.
  21. BOLLED, filled or podded, as the stems
    of the flax when nearly ripe, Exod. 9:
    31.
  22. BOLSTER, a support of the head on the
    bed, 1 Sam. 19:13; 26:7.
  23. BOLT, to fasten a door with a bar of
    iron or wood, 2 Sam. 13:17, 18.
  24. BOND, an obligation, Num. 30:2-4:
    oppressive power, as of affliction, Luke
    13:6, or of depraved passion, Acts 8:
    23.   The gracious influences of the Spirit
    are called the bond of peace, Eph. 4:3,
    and the bond of perfectness, Col. 3:14.
  25. BONDS are bands or chains, as worn
    by prisoners, Acts 20:23; 26:29:
    imprisonment, Phil. 1:7-16: subjection,
    as of a nation, Jer. 30:8: despotic
    authority, Job 12:18: afflictions, Psal.
    116:16: obligations by vows, Num. 30:
    5-14.
  26. BOND, bound or subjected to slavery,
    1 Cor. 12:13; Rev. 6:15.
  27. BONDAGE, slavery, Exod. 1:14; 6:5:
    servitude in captivity, Ezra 9:8, 9:
    servile, fear, Rom. 8:15: subjection,
    as to the yoke of ceremonies in the law,
    Gal. 4:3-9, or to the domination of sin
    and Satan
    , Heb. 2:15; Eph. 2:21, or to
    death, Rom. 8:21.
  28. BONDMAID, a domestic female slave,
    Lev. 25:44; Gal. 4:22.
  29. BONDMAN, a slave, Gen. 44:33; Deut.
    15:15: a servile labourer, 1 Kings 9:
    22.
  30. BONDSERVANT, a servile labourer,
    Lev. 25:39.
  31. BONDSERVICE, compulsory labour,
    1 Kings 9:21.
  32. BONDWOMAN, a domestic female slave,
    Gen. 21:10; Gal. 4:23.
  33. BONE, the hard white substance in the
    animal frame, Exod. 12:46: a near rela-
    tion, Gen. 2:23; 29:14: an unfeeling
    heart, Prov. 25:15.
  34. BONES, the hard parts of the body,
    Job 10:11: a withered corpse, Josh. 24:
    32; 2 Kings 13:21: a feeble constitution,
    Prov. 3:8; 16:24.
  35. BONNET, a sacerdotal cap, resembling
    the mitre of the high-priest, worn by
    the sons of Aaron, Exod. 28:40;
    39:28.   See MITRE.
  36. BOOK, a written record, Gen. 5:1;
    Est. 6:1; Luke 4:17-20.   The
    Bible
    contains sixty-six books, most of which
    were separately published.   The history
    of books is very curious, as the materials
    for writing have been various in different
    ages, consisting of stone, wood, plates of
    lead, iron, and copper.   God's law was
    written on stone; Hesiod's poems on
    tables of lead; and Solon's laws on
    wooden planks.
      Palm-leaves, the inner
    bark of trees, the Egyptian reed papyrus,
    whence the name paper, have been much
    used.   Parchment was afterwards in-
    vented, and a book of this, consisting of
    one, two, or more skins, being rolled on
    a stick, was called a volume, from the
    Latin word volumen.   Printing of books
    was invented about A.D. 1450.   Our
    engraving represents a group of papyri,
    sealed and loose, table-books, ink-horn,
    and writing-reed, selected from the
    paintings of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
    See PAPER, WRITING, and the Intro-
    duction to this work.
  37. BOOK OF LIFE, God's perfect and
    eternal recognition of all His servants,
    in allusion to city registers, Phil. 4:3.
    Disorderly vagabond citizens had their
    worthless names erased, Rev. 3:5.
  38. BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE, this denotes
    God's omniscient observance of His
    people's obedient services, Mal. 3:16.
  39. BOOK OF THE WARS OF THE LORD,
    Num. 21:14.
  40. BOOK OF JASHER, Josh. 10:13; 2 Sam.
    1:18, are titles of ancient writings known
    to the Israelites, but not preserved as
    parts of the Holy Scriptures.
  41. BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES, 2 Kings
    14:[18], [28].   See
    CHRONICLES.
  42. BOOTH, an arbour of green boughs, as
    used by the Israelites, at the feast of
    tabernacles, in memory of their dwelling
    forty years in the deserts of Arabia, Lev.
    23:40-43.
  43. BOOTY, property taken as prey in
    battle, Num. 31:32; Zeph. 1:13.
  44. BORDER, the edge or hem of a gar-
    ment, Num. 15:38; Mark 6:56: the
    rim of a vessel or cover, Exod. 25:25;
    1 Kings 7:28: the boundary of a coun-
    try, Gen. 49:13; 1 Kings 4:21.
  45. BORE, to pierce through, Exod. 21:6;
    2 Kings 12:9.
  46. BORN, naturally produced, Gen. 17:
    17; Exod. 1:22:
    regenerated and con-
    verted
    to God
    , John 1:13.   This spiritual
    birth is called being born again
    , 1 Pet. 1:
    23, born of the Spirit, John 3:5-8, and
    born of God, 1 John 3:9; 4:7; 5:1.
  47. BORNE, carried, Exod. 25:14, 28: sup-
    ported, Judg. 16:29: been impressed
    with, 1 Cor. 15:49: endured, Job 34:
    31; Isa. 53:4; Matt. 23:4.
  48. BORROW, to take goods or money on
    loan, 2 Kings 4:3; Nah. 5:4: to ask or
    request, Exod. 3:22; 11:2.
  49. BORROWED, received on loan, 2 Kings
    6:5; Neh. 5:4.   The Israelites asked or
    requested, as the Hebrew word rendered
    borrowed, Exod. 12:35, signifies, from
    the Egyptians.
  50. BORROWER, he who takes money on
    loan, a dependant, Prov. 22:7.
  51. BOSOM, the fore part of the body
    enclosing the heart, Exod. 4:6: the
    folding of the arms, Psal. 129:7: the
    embrace, 1 Kings 17:19; Isa. 40:11:
    intimate knowledge and affection, John
    1:16.   Abraham's bosom denotes fellow-
    ship with that patriarch in Heaven in the
    presence of God, Luke 16:23.
    • Bosom, Abraham's.   Luke 16:19-31.
      See Heaven.
  52. BOSSES, studs or thick offensive parts,
    Job 15:36.
  53. BOTCH, a disease, indicated by erup-
    tions in the skin, Deut. 28:27.
  54. BOTH, the two, the one and the other,
    Gen. 2:25; Num. 12:5; Acts 23:8.
  55. BOTTLE, a vessel to contain liquids,
    Gen. 21:14; Judg. 4:19.   Bottles were
    anciently leathern bags, made of the
    skins of goats taken off the animal whole,
    Josh. 9:4, 13.   New wine fermentation,
    therefore, required new bottles, Matt.
    9:17; Luke 5:37, 38.   Some earthen
    bottles were made in the time of Jere-
    miah, when the art of pottery had been
    advanced greatly towards perfection,
    Jer. 19:1, 10.   Clouds are called bottles
    of heaven, Job 38:37.   Our engrav-
    ing represents a modern oriental vessel
    of leather, which is believed to be iden-
    tical with the ancient bottle of Scripture.
  56. BOTTOM, the lowest part, Matt. 27:
    51: the ground under the sea, Exod. 15:
    5: the floor, as of a den, Dan. 6:24: a
    valley, Zech. 1:8.
  57. BOTTOMLESS, without a bottom, un-
    fathomable, Rev. 9:1; 20:1-3.
  58. BOUGH, a branch of a tree, Judg. 9:
    48, 49: a chief member of a family, as
    Joseph was of Jacob's, Gen. 49:22.
  59. BOUGHT, purchased, as corn or land,
    Gen. 47:14-20: redeemed, as Chris-
    tians have been bought with the price of
    the Saviour's blood
    , 1 Cor. 6:20.
  60. BOUND, the end or boundary, Gen.
    49:26: the sea-shore, John 14:5; Jer.
    5:22: the limits of our habitation, Acts
    17:26.
  61. BOUND, did chain or make fast, Gen.
    42:24: afflicted, Luke 13:16: engaged,
    as by a solemn obligation, Acts 23:12.
  62. BOUND, bandaged, Judg. 16:6-13:
    fastened, as with chains, Acts 12:6:
    imprisoned, Gen. 40:3: obliged by law,
    Rom. 7:2: restrained, 2 Tim. 2:9.
  63. BOUNTIFUL, liberal or generous, Isa.
    32:5.
  64. BOUNTIFULLY, liberally, Psal. 13:6;
    2 Cor. 9:6.
  65. BOUNTIFULNESS, liberality or genero-
    sity, 2 Cor. 9:6.
  66. BOW, a warlike instrument for shoot-
    ing arrows, 2 Kings 9:24: furniture of
    war, Psal. 44:6: military power, Hos.
    1:5-7: strength, Job 29:20: the rain-
    bow, God's token of his covenant of
    safety, Gen. 9:13, 14.
  67. BOW, to stoop, as an act of homage,
    Gen. 23:12, or worship, Josh. 23:7,
    or through infirmity, Eccles. 12:3.
  68. BOWED, stooped, with weakness, Luke
    13:11: in homage, Gen. 43:26; or in
    divine worship, Exod. 34:8.
  69. BOWELS, the entrails, 2 Sam. 20:10;
    Acts 1:18: the womb, Gen. 25:23:
    the heart, 2 Cor. 6:12: pity, or com-
    passion, Isa. 63:15: affectionate regard,
    Phil. 1:8: a person beloved, Phil. 12.
  70. BOWL, a large drinking vessel, Num.
    7:85; Amos 6:6: a vessel to supply
    oil in a lamp, Zech. 4:2, 3.
  71. BOX, a small vessel for oil or ointment,
    2 Kings 9:1; Mark 14:3.   See ALA-
    BASTER
    .
  72. BOX-TREE, a well-known evergreen.
    Dr. Harris and others suppose that the
    prophet Isaiah means a more stately tree
    than that known as the box, Isa. 41:19;
    60:13.
  73. BOY, a male child, Gen. 25:27; Zech.
    8:5.
  74. BOZ'RAH [h] (tribulation), a famous
    city of
    Idumea, eastward of Bashan: it
    was allotted to the tribe of Reuben,
    and was a frontier town of Edom and
    Moab, Gen. 36:36; Isa. 34:6; Jer.
    48:24; Amos 1:12.   See BEZER.
  75. BRACELET, a ring or clasp, usually
    made of gold or silver, worn on the wrist
    or arm, especially by ladies, Gen. 24:
    30; 38:18; Ezek. 16:11.   Some
    were richly jewelled and indicated
    royalty, 2 Sam. 1:10.   Our engraving
    represents a group of bracelets selected
    from Egyptian antiquities.
  76. BRAKE, did break, Exod. 32:1, 19;
    John 19:32, 33.
  77. BRAMBLE, a weak prickly shrub, Judg.
    9:14; Luke 6:44.
  78. BRANCH, the bough of a tree, Num.
    13:23: a projecting part, Exod. 25:
    32, 33: part of a family, Mal. 4:1.
  79. BRANCH, a title of Christ as the pro-
    mised Messiah, rising from the root of
    Jesse, and of the royal family of David
    ,
    Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5; Zech. 3:8.
  80. BRAND, a burning stick, or one ready
    for the fire, Judg. 15:15: a sinner for-
    given and sanctified is called a "brand
    plucked out of the fire[,]"
    as Joshua and
    every saint
    , Zech. 3:2; Eph. 2:1-3.
  81. BRANDISH, to shake with threatening,
    as a sword, Ezek. 32:10.
  82. BRASEN, made of brass or copper,
    Exod. 27:4; 2 Chron. 6:13.
  83. BRASEN SEA, 2 Kings 25:13.   See
    LAVER.
  84. BRASS, a shining yellow metal: but
    that of the ancients was copper, Gen. 4:
    22; Exod. 25:2; Deut. 8:9.   Brass
    being a mixed metal was invented in the
    thirteenth century by the Germans.
    Mountains of brass denote the firmly
    immoveable decrees of God, Zech. 6:1.
  85. BRAVERY, gaudy apparel, Isa. 3:1, 8.
  86. BRAWLER, a noisy wrangler, 1 Tim. 3:
    3; Tit. 3:2.
  87. BRAWLING, noisy wrangling, Prov.
    25:24.
  88. BRAY, to cry as an ass, Job 6:5: to
    bruise in pieces, Prov. 27:22.
  89. BREACH, a fracture, a bruise, Lev.
    24:20: a broken place in a wall or
    building, 2 Kings 12:5, 12: separation
    through provocation, as sin against God,
    Psal. 106:23: non-performance of a pro-
    mise, Num. 14:34.
  90. BREAD, food prepared from corn, Lev.
    8:26: natural food, Gen. 3:9: neces-
    sary provision, Matt. 6:11: the wealth
    of enemies, Num. 14:9.
  91. BREAD FROM HEAVEN, the manna
    given miraculously to the Israelites, Exod.
    16:4; Neh. 9:13.  
    Jesus Christ, as a
    Saviour, answering the whole spiritual
    need of guilty mortals, is called the true
    bread from heaven, and, the bread of
    life
    , John 6:33-35.
  92. BREADTH, the measure across from
    side to side, Gen. 6:15; 1 Kings 6:2.
  93. BREAK, to part or burst by violence,
    Gen. 19:9: to dash in pieces, Lev. 11:
    33: to disunite or separate, Zech. 11:14:
    to overthrow an oppressive power, Isa.
    14:25: to weaken, Psal. 10:15: to
    violate an engagement, as a vow, Num.
    30:2; or a treaty of peace, 1 Kings 15:
    19: to transgress, as the covenant or
    law of God, Lev. 26:15; Matt. 5:19.
  94. BREAKER, he that breaks, a violator,
    Rom. 1:31; 2:25: an avenger or vindi-
    cator, Mic. 2:13.
  95. BREAST, the part of the body con-
    taining the heart, Luke 18:13; Rev.
    15:6: the teats, Job 3:12; 24:9:
    riches, Isa. 60:16.
  96. BREASTPLATE, a covering of defence
    for the heart, Rev. 9:9: faith and love,
    as imperishable divine principles, form
    the breastplate of sure defence to a Chris-
    tian, 1 Thess. 5:8.
  97. BREASTPLATE OF JUDGMENT, the
    rich ornament of the high-priest of
    Israel, consisting of a gold frame about
    ten inches square, set with twelve pre-
    cious stones, on which were engraven
    the several names of the tribes of Israel:
    it was worn by the high-priest on special
    occasions, as a memorial before the
    LORD, to denote his afflection for the
    people, on whose account he ministered,
    as a type of Jesus Christ, Exod. 28:
    15-30; Heb. 9:24.   The names on the
    gems are supposed to have formed the
    Urim and Thummim, by which the
    mind of God was revealed as by an oracle,
    Lev. 8:8.   See THUMMIM.
  98. BREATH, the air which we breathe,
    Job 9:18; Acts 17:25: the voice, Job
    19:17: life, Dan. 5:23: God's almighty
    word, Gen. 2:7; [Job] 33:4: God's
    anger, Job 4:9.
  99. BREATHE, to draw the breath, Josh.
    10:10: to live, 11:11: to create or infuse
    life, Gen. 2:7: to inspire with the Holy
    Spirit, John 20:22.
  100. BREATHED, did breathe, Josh. 10:40.
    God breathed into the human frame of
    the first man, and so filled it with life
    and reason, Gen. 2:7.
  101. BREATHING, drawing the breathe, Lam.
    3:56: putting forth denunciations with
    every act of breathing, Acts 9:1.
  102. BRED, did breed, or produce, Exod.
    16:20.
  103. BREECHES, coverings for the loins and
    thighs, Exod. 28:42.
  104. BREED, a race or species, as of sheep,
    Deut. 32:14.
  105. BREED, procreate, Gen. 8:17.
  106. BRETHREN, natural brothers, Gen. 42:
    3; 50:15: near relations, Num. 27:4,
    11: fellow citizens, Gen. 19:17: fellow
    ministers, 2 Cor. 8:23: fellow
    Chris-
    tian
    s
    , Col. 1:20: especially by divine
    adoption
    , John 20:17.
  107. BRIBE, a present given to a judge to
    procure his favour in a cause so as to
    pervert the administration of judgment,
    1 Sam. 8:3; Amos 5:12.
  108. BRIBERY, the crime of giving or tak-
    ing rewards for corrupt practices
    , Job
    15:34.
  109. BRICK, a mass of clay for the purpose,
    of building, Gen. 11:3; Isa. 9:10.
  110. BRICK-KILN, a kiln to burn bricks, 2
    Sam. 12:31.
  111. BRIDE, a woman newly married, Isa.
    62:5: the collective church of Christ
    espoused in an everlasting covenant, and
    prepared for the honour and felicity of
    heaven by his perfect righteousness and
    the grace of his Spirit, Rev. 19:8, 9;
    21:9.
    • Bride of Christ, The.   All faithful Christians to the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
      the Book (KJV, Greek TR, Hebrew MT, and the like),
      and the N. T. churches (e.g. Baptist).
  112. BRIDE-CHAMBER, the apartment for
    the entertainment of friends at a wed-
    ding, Matt. 9:15.
  113. BRIDEGROOM, a newly married man,
    Isa. 62:5.
  114. BRIDLE, the headstall and reins by
    which the rider governs his horse, Psal.
    32:9: the restraints of the Divine
    power and providence, 2 Kings 19:28;
    Isa. 30:28: the restraints of law or
    custom, Job 30:11.
  115. BRIDLE, to restrain or govern, as the
    tongue, Jam. 1:26; 3:2.
  116. BRIEFLY, concisely, in a few words,
    Rom. 13:9; 1 Pet. 5:12.
  117. BRIER, a prickly bush, Isa. 5:6; 55:
    13: a hurtful person, or enemy, Ezek.
    28:24.
  118. BRIGANDINE, a warrior's coat of
    armour, made of iron rings, Jer. 46:4;
    51:3.
  119. BRIGHT, shining, 1 Kings 7:45:
    luminous or white, Matt. 17:5.
  120. BRIGHTNESS, light or lustre, Job 31:
    26; Acts 26:23: royal dignity and
    glory, Dan. 4:36: spiritual holiness and
    zeal, Isa. 60:3: excellence, Heb. 1:3.
  121. BRIM, the edge, as of a river, Josh.
    3:15: the top of a vessel, John 2:7.
  122. BRIMSTONE, sulphur, Gen. 19:24;
    Deut. 29:23: great destruction, Job
    17:15: extreme miseries, Psal. 40:6;
    Rev. 19:20.
  123. BRING, to fetch from another place,
    Gen. 6:17-19: to lead, Exod. 6:8: to
    declare or report, Luke 2:10: to recal,
    John 14:26: to charge, Acts 5:28: to
    govern, 1 Cor. 9:27.
  124. BRINGERS UP, guardians or instructors
    of children, 2 Kings 10:5.
  125. BRINGING, leading, Exod. 12:42: car-
    rying, 1 Kings 10:22.
  126. BRINK, the edge, as of a river, Gen.
    41:3; Exod. 2:3.
  127. BROAD, wide, Num. 16:38: thick,
    Jer. 51:58: comprehensive, Psal. 119:
    96; thus the law of God is exceeding
    broad, reaching to all persons, and to
    their thoughts as well as actions, requir-
    ing perfect holiness.
  128. BROADER, wider, Job 11:9.
  129. BROIDERED, flowered with various-
    coloured needle-work, Exod. 28:4.
  130. BROILED, dressed for food, as meat
    by lying on fire coals, Luke 24:42.
  131. BROKEN, dashed to pieces, Lev. 6:28:
    wrecked, as a ship, 1 Kings 22:48: vio-
    lated, Num. 15:31: ruined, Dan. 8:25.
  132. BROOD, offspring, as chickens, Luke
    13:34.
  133. BROOK, a rivulet, a small stream, Gen.
    32:23; 1 Kings 17:3-6.
  134. BROTH, liquor in which meat has
    been boiled, either for food, Judg. 6:
    19, 20, or for idolatrous rites, Isa. 65:4.
  135. BROTHER, a male born of the same
    parents, Gen. 24:29; Job 1:29: a near
    relation, as a nephew, Gen. 29:15, or
    cousin, Gal. 1:19: one of the same
    nation, Jer. 34:9, 14: a fellow Chris-
    tian, Rom. 16:23; a fellow creature,
    Matt. 18:35.--"James the Lord's
    brother[,]"
    Gal 1:19; Mark 6:3, and his
    brethren, Joses, Simon, and Judas, are
    believed to have been the sons of Al-
    pheus, Matt. 13:55; 27:56; Luke 6:
    15, 16; John 19:25.
  136. BROTHERHOOD, fraternity, as the
    union of nations, Zech. 11:14, or of pious
    persons, 2 Pet. 1:7.
  137. BROUGHT, carried, Gen. 43:26:
    conducted, Exod. 32:1: elevated, 2
    Sam. 7:18: revealed, 2 Tim. 1:10.
  138. BROW, the forehead, Isa. 48:4: the
    edge of a hill, Luke 4:29.
  139. BROWN, a colour resembling earth,
    Gen. 33:32.
  140. BRUISE, a hurt, or wound, Nah. 3:19.
    Wickedness with its consequent dis-
    orders and calamities was the bruise of
    Israel, Jer. 30:12; Isa. 1:6.
  141. BRUISE, to crush, Dan. 2:40: to
    wound, Gen. 3:15: to afflict or punish,
    Isa. 53:10: to subdue, Rom. 16:20.
  142. BRUISED, wounded, Lev. 22:24:
    afflicted, Luke 4:13: defiled, Ezek. 23:
    3, 8: punished, Isa. 53:5.
  143. BRUIT, rumour or report, Jer. 10:22;
    Nah. 3:19.
  144. BRUTE, irrational as a beast, 2 Pet. 2:
    12; Jude 12.
  145. BRUTISH, irrational or senseless, Prov.
    12:1: unfeeling, Ezek. 21:31.
  146. BUCKET, the vessel in which water is
    drawn from a well, Num. 24:7; Isa.
    40:15.
  147. BUCKLER, a piece of defensive armour
    to shield the breast, 1 Chron. 5:18.   God
    is the buckler of His people, as he is
    their defender
    , Psal. 18:2; Prov. 2:7.
  148. BUD, the first shoot of a plant, Job
    38:27; Num. 17:8.
  149. BUD, to put forth shoots, Job 14:9;
    Isa. 55:10.   Men and nations bud when
    their children rise to eminence, Psal.
    132:17; Exod. 29:21.
  150. BUDDED, put forth as buds, Gen. 40:
    10.   Pride budded in acts of oppression
    and wickedness, Ezek. 7:10.
  151. BUFFET, to beat, 2 Cor. 12:7.
  152. BUILD, to erect, as a city, Gen. 11:4,
    house, Deut. 28:30, or altar, Exod.
    20:25: to raise up or establish a nation
    or family, Jer. 18:9; 33:7: to
    instruct or edify with knowledge and
    truth, Acts 20:32: to establish, as the
    doctrines or interests of Christianity, 1
    Cor. 3:12; Gal. 2:18.
  153. BUILDER, one who builds, as houses,
    1 Kings 5:18; Ezra 3:10: a teacher,
    Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11.  
    Paul calls
    himself a master-builder, as an apostle
    of Christ, 1 Cor. 3:10, and God the
    builder of the heavenly Jerusalem, Heb.
    11:10.
  154. BUILDING, a fabric, an edifice, 1 Chron.
    28:2; Ezra 5:4: a community, as
    the whole church of God, 1 Cor. 3:9;
    Eph. 2:21.
  155. BUILDING, erecting as in the progress
    of being built, 1 Kings 6:7; 7:1.
  156. BUILT, erected, as a city, Exod. 1:11:
    a house, Deut. 8:12, or an altar, Exod.
    17:15.
  157. BULL, the male of black cattle, or of
    the beeve kind, Job 21:10; Gen. 32:
    15: the figure of an ox, Jer. 52:20: a
    furious enemy, Psal. 22:12.   Our en-
    graving represents the common bull of
    Palestine.
  158. BULL, THE WILD: this animal is be-
    lieved to have been the buffalo, a fierce
    animal of the ox kind, found in the
    Syrian and Arabian deserts, and in
    Egypt, Isa. 51:20.
  159. BULLOCK, a young bull, Exod. 29:
    3, 36.
  160. BULRUSH, a kind of reed growing
    very large on the marshy banks of the
    river Nile, Exod. 2:3; it grows upwards
    of twelve feet high, and is used for
    many valuable purposes, Isa. 18:2,
    especially for paper, and the inner part
    of it sometimes for food, Ezek. 3:1-3.
    See PAPER.
  161. BULWARKS, fortifications of cities,
    Deut. 20:20; Eccles. 9:14.   God's word,
    perfections and providence, are the bul-
    warks of the church and of every be-
    liever, Psal. 48:13; Isa. 25:1.
  162. BUNCH, a small cluster, 2 Sam. 16:1:
    a handful, Exod. 12:22: the hairy lump
    on the back of a camel, Isa. 30:6.
  163. BUNDLE, things bound together, as
    pieces of money, Gen. 42:39: tares,
    Matt. 13:30, or sticks, Acts 28:3.
    The bundle of life denotes the assembly
    of the blessed in heaven, 1 Sam. 25:29.
  164. BURDEN, a load for a beast or man,
    Exod. 23:5; Jer. 16:21: a ship's cargo,
    Acts 21:3: servitude, Exod. 5:45:
    labour, Matt. 20:12: the cares of life,
    Psal. 55:22: guilt, Psal. 38:4:
    magisterial duty, Exod. 18:22: human
    traditions, Matt. 23:4: a threatening
    prophecy, Isa. 13:1; 15:1.
  165. BURDEN, to undertake the care of
    others, Zech. 12:3.
  166. BURDENSOME, weighty with care, Zech.
    12:3: troublesome, 2 Cor. 11:9: re-
    quiring support, 1 Thess. 2:6.
  167. BURIAL, the act of interment, Acts
    8:2.   Human bodies were sometimes
    unburied, which was regarded as a cala-
    mity, Eccles. 6:3; Jer. 22:19; and
    burial was usually performed, except in
    cases of embalming in the eastern coun-
    tries, on the day of death.   See EMBALM.
  168. BURIED, interred, Gen. 25:10; Acts
    5:9, 10.   Believers in Christ being said
    to be "buried with him by baptism
    into death[,]"
    denotes their profession
    of holiness by death unto sin, which
    was signified by the rite of baptism,
    Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12.
  169. BURIERS, men employed by the public
    to bury the dead, Ezek. 39:15.
  170. BURN, to consume with fire, Exod.
    12:10: to move with anger, Lam. 2:3:
    to be inflamed with lust, Rom. 1:27; 1
    Cor. 7:9: to be excited with admira-
    tion and love, Luke 24:32: to be full
    of zeal for God, 2 Cor. 10:29.
  171. BURNED, did burn, consumed, Josh.
    7:25; Acts 19:19: were inflamed as
    with evil desire, Rom. 1:27.
  172. BURNING, a fire, Amos 4:11: a cala-
    mity by lightning, Lev. 10:2, 6: funeral
    honours by the burning of spices, 2
    Chron. 16:14; Jer. 34:5: an inflamed
    sore, Lev. 13:28; Isa. 3:24.
  173. BURNING, flaming, Lev. 6:9: con-
    suming, Dan. 3:6: inflaming, Lev.
    26:16: zealous, John 5:35.
  174. BURNISHED, brightened or polished
    as metal, Ezek. 1:7.
  175. BURNT, consumed by fire, Lev. 2:12,
    8:17: hurt or pained with fire, Isa.
    43:2.
  176. BURNT-OFFERING, a sacrifice made by
    fire, Gen. 8:20; 22:7: the whole
    burnt offering consisted of the entire
    animal, Psal. 51:19.   By the law of Moses
    many of the sacrifices were burnt only
    in part, as the fat of the kidneys, and
    rump or large tail of the sheep; the right
    shoulder was the portion of the priest,
    but the rest was to be eaten by the
    offerer, the poor, and the Levites, Lev.
    3:9-16; 7:30-34; Deut. 17:1-3.   See
    OFFERING and SACRIFICE.
  177. BURST, to break, as bonds, Jer. 2:20;
    5:5: to rupture, as bottles, Mark 2:22,
    or the body, Acts 1:18: to overflow,
    Prov. 3:30.
  178. BURY, to inter a dead body, Gen. 25:
    4-6; Matt. 27:7.
  179. BUSH, a thick shrub, Exod. 3:2-4;
    Acts 7:35; Luke 6:44.
  180. BUSHEL, a measure of eight gallons,
    Matt. 5:15.   Our Saviour's expression of
    a light not being put under a bushel,
    teaches us the necessity of every one
    using the abilities which God has given
    to him, for the public welfare or advan-
    tage, Matt. 15:14-16.
  181. BUSHY, thick, as an abundance of
    hair, Song 5:11.
  182. BUSINESS, ordinary duties in life, Gen.
    39:11; 1 Thess. 4:11: particular
    employment, Neh. 13:30: a special
    commission, 1 Sam. 21:2-8.
  183. BUSY, actively occupied, 1 Kings 20:40.
  184. BUT, only, no more than, 1 Sam. 20:
    3; 2 Kings 7:4; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 4:
    17; Gal. 1:12.
  185. BUTLER, a servant employed in fur-
    nishing the table, Gen. 40:1-21; espe-
    cially to supply wine to the king, as a
    cup-bearer, Neh. 1:11.
  186. BUTTER, an unctuous delicious sub-
    stance made from cream, Gen. 18:8;
    Isa. 7:15.   Butter among the ancients
    was merely thick cream, Judg. 4:19;
    but it was shaken or churned in a goat
    skin to remove part of the water, Prov.
    30:33.
  187. BUTTOCKS, the thighs, 2 Sam. 10:4;
    Isa. 20:4.
  188. BUY, to purchase by paying a price,
    Gen. 42:2; 2 Kings 12:12.   To buy the
    truth, is to embrace divine doctrine
    whatever trouble or sacrifice may be
    required, Prov. 23:23: to buy from
    Christ, is to seek the rich gifts of his
    grace, and the blessings of his salvation
    with humble zeal, whatever may arise in
    opposition, Isa. 55:1; Rev. 3:18.
  189. BUYER, a purchaser, a dealer, Prov.
    20:14; Isa. 24:2.
  190. BUZ, [h] (despised), a son of Nahor,
    Abraham's brother, Gen. 11:27-29; 22:
    20, 21.
  191. BY, near, Mark 10:46.
  192. BY-AND-BY, in short time, Matt. 13:
    21; Mark 6:25.
  193. BY-WAYS, roads not commonly used,
    Judg. 5:6.
  194. BY-WORD, a speech used in derison,
    Deut. 28:37.

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