Bible Dictionary: Dn. 1840
- DO, to act or perform anything, Gen.
16:6, especially as duty, Exod. 4:15;
Matt. 5:19; Acts 1:1; 9:6.
- DOCTOR, a learned instructor in the
law, Acts 5:34; Luke 2:46.
- DOCTRINE, instruction or learning,
Deut. 32:2: a system of instruction,
Acts 2:42: the gospel, Tit. 2:10; Heb.
6:1. Doctrine may be divine, John 7:
16; sound and good, 1 Tim. 1:10; ac-
cording to godliness, 6:13; or corrupted
by tradition, Matt. 16:12; or by wicked
men, Col. 2:22; Rev. 2:14, 15, 24.
- Doctrine, Bible. See Systematic Theology.
- Doctine, False. See Tract.
- DOD'ONIM, [h] (sleep of the uncle), the
youngest son of Javan, and a great-
grandson of Noah, Gen. 10:4.
- DO'EG, [h] (who acts with uneasiness), an
Edomite, the chief herdsman of king
Saul, 1 Sam. 21:7. This wretch, to
gratify his furious master, murdered
Ahimelech, the high-priest, and eighty-
four other priests, with their families,
in their city of Nob, 22:9-19.
- DOER, an actor or agent, of good or
evil, Gen. 39:22: an active busy per-
son, Prov. 17:4; Isa. 9:17.
- DOG, a well-known domestic animal,
Exod. 11:7; Matt. 15:27. False teachers
are called dogs, Isa. 56:10; Phil. 3:2:
unbelieving unholy persons are also thus
designated, Rev. 22:15.
- DOING, acting, Gen. 31:28: per-
forming, Eph. 6:6.
- DOINGS, practices, Lev. 18:3: works,
as those of God in providence, Psal. 9:
- DOLEFUL, fearful, dismal, Isa. 13:21:
sorrowful, Mic. 2:4.
- DOMINION, rightful authority and
power, as the universal sovereignty and
government of God, Dan. 4:3, 34: the
lawful authority over the earth as dele-
gated to man, Gen. 1:26-28; Psal. 8:6:
royal power, 1 Kings 4:24: a province
of an empire, Dan. 6:26.
- DOMINIONS, kings or governors of
provinces, Dan. 7:27: angels executing
the decrees of God, Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21.
- DONE, acted, Gen. 9:24: performed,
- DOOR, the entrance to a dwelling-
house or other place, Gen. 19:9-11;
Matt. 27:60: the opening to a course
of usefulness, as an opportunity of freely
preaching the gospel, 1 Cor. 16:9: the
medium of approach to a privileged
state, as Christ is the door of our access
to God the Father, John 10:1, 7.
- DOR, [h] (generation or habitation), a
city in a maritime district of Canaan,
given to Manasseh, Josh. 12:23; 17:11.
- DOR'CAS, [g] (doe, or roe, or female
goat), a name of Tabitha, a Christian
matron of Joppa, whose good works
illustrated her genuine faith, and whose
miraculous recovery from death signally
honoured the apostolical ministry of
Peter, Acts 9:36-46.
- DOTE, to act as delirious, senseless, or
insane, Jer. 50:36.
- DOTED, did dote, or act as delirious,
- DO'THAN, [h] (the law), a town, famous
as being the place where Joseph was
sold by his brethren, Gen. 37:17;
and where the Syrians were smitten with
blindness by the prophet Elisha, 2 Kings
6:13: Dothan lay about twelve miles
north of Samaria.
- DOTING, trifling, acting as delirious,
1 Tim. 6:4.
- DOUBLE, twice as much, Gen. 43:12:
sufficient, Isa. 40:2. A double heart, is
dishonest or deceitful, Psal. 12:2: a
double tongue, is lying, 1 Tim. 3:8: a
double mind, is faithless, Jam. 1:8.
- DOUBLE, to add a second, as to make
two thicknesses of cloth, Exod. 26:9:
to repeat, as a second or enlarged quan-
tity, Rev. 18:6.
- DOUBLED, made or given twice, Gen.
41:32: repeated, Ezek. 21:14.
- DOUBT, uncertainty, Acts 2:12; 1 John
2:19: presage or omen, Dan. 5:12:
distressing anxiety, Deut. 28:66.
- DOUBT, to be unbelieving, Matt. 21:
21; or in uncertainty, John 10:24.
- DOUBTED, did doubt, did hesitate,
Acts 5:24; 10:17: were uncertain in
mind, Matt. 28:17.
- DOUBTFUL, uncertain, Luke 12:29:
unsettled, Rom. 14:1.
- DOUBTING, wondering, John 13:22:
dubious, suspicious, fearful, Acts 10:20.
- DOUBTLESS, without doubt, 2 Sam. 5:
19: certainly, Num. 14:30; 1 Cor. 9:2.
- DOVE, a tame pigeon, Gen. 8:8.
The gentleness of the dove is proverbial,
and, therefore, the chosen emblem of
inoffensiveness and innocence, Matt. 10:
16; and also of the Holy Spirit, Luke
3:22; John 1:32.
- DOVES' DUNG, tares or chick-peas, sold
in common at Cairo, in Egypt, Damas-
cus, &c. 2 Kings 6:25.
- DOUGH, unbaked paste for bread,
Ezek. 12:34; Jer. 7:18.
- DOWN, low, as the sunset, Lev. 22:7;
as to the feet, Rev. 1:13.
- DOWNWARD, towards the lowest part,
2 Kings 19:30; Ezek. 1:27.
- DOWRY, property brought by a hus-
band to a wife, including presents to her
parents, as a price to obtain her in mar-
riage, Gen. 34:12; 1 Sam. 18:25;
Gen. 24:53; Hos. 3:2.
- DRAG, a kind of large fishing-net, Hab.
- DRAGGING, drawing, as the heavy fish-
ing-net, John 21:8.
- DRAGON, a very large serpent, as the
boa constrictor, some of which in our
times have been caught from twenty to
thirty feet long, and in the earlier ages
much larger, Psal. 91:13; Isa. 13:22:
a venomous kind of lizard, Deut. 32:
33: a sea-serpent or crocodile, Isa. 27:
1: the devil, Rev. 20:2. Pharaoh is so
called, on account of the monster croco-
dile being found in the Nile, whose
terrific appearance was a fit emblem of
that oppressive monarchy of Egypt,
Ezek. 29:3. See LEVIATHAN.
- DRAM, a weight, the eighth part of an
ounce, and mentioned especially in the
weighing of gold, Ezra 2:69; 8:27;
Neh. 7:70, 71.
- DRANK, did drink, Gen. 9:21; Dan. 1:
5; 5:1; 1 Cor. 10:4.
- DRAUGHT, the act of drawing a fishing-
net, Luke 5:4, 9: a place or drain for the
reception of filth, Matt. 15:17.
- DRAUGHT-HOUSE, a house or recep-
tacle of filth, 2 Kings 10:27.
- DRAVE, did drive, as carriages, Exod.
14:25: did dismiss, Acts 18:16: did
- DRAW, to pull up, as water from a
well, Gen. 24:44: to pull out, as a
sword from its sheath, Exod. 15:9; Ezek.
21:3: to seduce persons by persuasion,
Acts 20:30: to bring forcibly, Jam. 2:6.
- DRAWER, he who draws, as water,
Deut. 29:11; Josh. 9:21.
- DRAWING, pulling up, as water from a
well, Judg. 5:11: approaching, or com-
ing, John 6:19.
- DRAWN, poured out, Ruth 2:9: un-
sheathed, Num. 22:23: seduced, Deut.
30:17: persuaded, Jer. 31:3.
- DREAD, fear, awe, Gen. 9:2; Exod.
15:16; Deut. 2:25: the object of fear,
as God, Isa. 8:13.
- DREAD, to fear, Deut. 1:29: to be
alarmed, 1 Chron. 22:13.
- DREADFUL, fearful, Gen. 28:17;
Dan. 7:7; Hab. 1:7.
- DREAM, the thought of a sleeping
person, Gen. 28:12; 42:9. Dreams
usually arise from the excess or oppres-
sion of business, care, fear, disease, or
superstition, Eccles. 5:3. However,
before the publication of the will of God
in the Scriptures, dreams were often-
times, and they may sometimes be still,
employed by God, as the means of con-
veying instruction to mankind, Gen. 20:
3; 41:7-32; Dan. 2:36; 7:1; Matt. 1:20;
2:12: they were nevertheless the most
common means of the greatest imposi-
tions on ignorant people, especially by
false prophets and wicked teachers, Jer.
23:25, 32; 29:8.
- DREAM, to dream, or think in sleep-
ing, Isa. 29:8; Joel 2:28.
- DREAMED, did dream, Gen. 28:12;
Dan. 2:1, 2.
- DREAMER, one who dreams, Gen.
37:19: an impostor, pretending to
inspiration or divine knowledge, to de-
ceive the people, Deut. 13:15; Jer.
- DREGS, the sediment of liquors in a
cup; terrible calamities are likened to
the drinking of them by the wicked,
Psal. 75:8; Isa. 51:17.
- DRESS, to cultivate, as the ground,
Gen. 2:15: to prepare, as food, 1 Kings
17:12; as a sacrifice, 18:23.
- DRESSED, prepared, as food for eating,
Gen. 18:8; as an altar for sacrifice,
1 Kings 18:26; as the cultivated
ground, Heb. 6:7.
- DRESSER, a cultivator of ground, as of
a vineyard, Luke 13:7.
- DREW, did draw, as water, Gen. 24:
20; as a sword, 1 Sam. 18:15; as a
net, John 21:11: did persuade, Hos.
11:4: did approach, Acts 7:17; 10:9.
- DRIED, did make dry, as God made a
passage through the Red sea, and through
the river Jordan, Josh. 4:23: did wither
or blast, as the foliage of a tree by the
wind, Ezek. 27:24.
- DRIED, made dry, as the earth, Gen.
8:7-14; as corn, Lev. 2:14; or fruit,
Num. 6:3; or vegetation, by want of
rain, Joel 1:10, 12, 20: healed, as the
bloody issue, Mark 5:29.
- DRINK, liquor, as a beverage, Ezra 3:
7; Est. 1:7 [royal wine]; John 4:9 [water].
- DRINK, to swallow liquors, Num. 6:3;
Est. 3:15: to participate, as of delights,
Psal. 36:8; or of calamity, 60:3: to
endure evils, Matt. 20:25.
- DRINKERS, those noted for excessive
drinking, drunkards, Joel 1:5.
- Drinkers. See THE EVIL OF DRINK.
- DRINKING, partaking of liquor, as at
meals, Ruth 3:3; or at feasts, 1 Sam.
30:16; 1 Kings 20:12, 16.
- DRINK-OFFERING, a small quantity of
wine partly poured upon the sacrifice,
or meat-offering, that was to be burnt,
Exod. 29:40; Lev. 23:18: this was
of the Divine appointment, and a very
ancient custom, if not coeval with the
origin of sacrifices; and it seems to have
been intended as an acknowledgment,
that all the benefits of nature come from
God, Gen. 35:14. See OFFERING.
- DRIVE, to force along, 2 Kings 4:24:
to expel, Exod. 6:1: to eject, Deut. 4:
38: to proceed violently, as a ship in a
storm, Acts 27:15.
- DRIVEN, forced, Gen. 4:11: expelled,
Josh. 23:9: forcibly carried, Jam. 1:6:
induced, Deut. 4:19.
- DRIVER, one who drives a beast or
carriage, 1 Kings 22:34; Job 39:7.
- DRIVING, forcing as a driver, 2 Kings
9:20: ejecting, Judg. 2:23.
- DROMEDARY, a small species of camel,
remarkable for its fleetness, Jer. 2:23;
Est. 8:10. See CAMEL.
- DROP, a small globule, as of rain, or
from a vessel of water, Isa. 40:15.
- DROP, to fall in drops, as rain or dew,
Deut. 32:2; 33:28: to descend,
as engaging words upon the ear, Prov.
5:3: to let fall or to publish, as a divine
message from a prophet, Amos 7:16:
to produce abundantly, Joel 3:18.
- DROPPED, did drop, as rain, Judg. 5:
4; or as instructive words on an atten-
tive ear, Job 29:22.
- DROPPING, descending, as words, of-
fensive, Prov. 19:13; 27:15; or
pleasing, Sol. Song 5:13.
- DROPSY, a dangerous disease, through
an unnatural accumulation of water in
the body, Luke 14:2.
- DROSS, the refuse of melted or refined
metals, Prov. 25:4; Isa. 1:22, 25:
wicked persons are compared to dross,
being worthless, as the refuse of man-
kind, Ezek. 22:18.
- DROUGHT, distressing and calamitous
destitution of water, as in a desert, Jer.
2:6; 50:38; Hos. 13:5.
- DROVE, a collection of cattle, or flock
of sheep, Gen. 32:16-19; 33:8.
- DROVE, did drive, Gen. 3:24; Exod.
2:17; John 2:15.
- DROWN, to suffocate in water, Sol.
Song 8:7: to overwhelm in ruin and
misery, 1 Tim. 6:9.
- DROWNED, overwhelmed to suffoca-
tion, Exod. 15:4; Matt. 18:6.
- DROWSINESS, sloth, or indolent sleepi-
ness, Prov. 23:21.
- DRUNK, having been drinking, Ruth
3:7; Dan. 5:23.
- DRUNK, intoxicated or stupified by
excessively drinking strong liquor, 2
Sam. 11:13; 1 Kings 20:16: senseless,
as wicked men with regard to their best
interests, Jer. 51:57.
- Drunk. See THE EVIL OF DRINK.
- DRUNKARD, one given to excessive
drinking of strong liquors, Deut. 21:20;
1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10.
- DRUNKEN, drunk, intoxicated, Gen.
9:21; Nah. 1:10.
- DRUNKENNESS, intoxication, Deut.
29:19; Eccles. 10:17.
- DRUSIL'LA, [g] (watered by the
dew), the wife of Claudius Festus: she
was the youngest daughter of Herod
Agrippa, Acts 12:1, 21, and sister of
Bernice and Agrippa, :23: she was
educated as a Jewess and married to
Azizus, king of the Emessenians, but
soon deserted him to marry this Roman
governor of Judea: while Felix trembled
at the preaching of Paul, the declaration
of salvation or of eternal judgment
seemed to make no impression upon the
hardened heart of Drusilla, 24:24.
- DRY, not wet, as Gideon's fleece, Judg.
6:37-39: without water, as land, Zeph.
2:13; Isa. 25:5; failing springs, Jer.
51:36; or the channel of a river, Isa.
44:27: without moisture, Ezek. 19:
13: without sap, as a withered tree, 20:
47; Luke 23:31: barren, as a man
without children, Isa. 56:3: scanty, as
food, Prov. 17:1. Spiritual blessings
are assured to the Gentiles, as floods
poured upon the dry ground, intimating
their previous destitution and subsequent
prosperity, Isa. 44:3.
- DRY, to absorb, as by evaporation
without rain, Isa. 42:15; 44:27.
- DRYSHOD, without having the feet
wet, Isa. 11:15.
- DUE, what is owing, Lev. 10:13; Deut.
18:3; Rom. 13:7.
- DUE, owed, Prov. 3:27: merited,
Luke 23:41: proper, Lev. 26:4:
appointed, Rev. 5:6.
- DUKE, a chief, ruler, or leader of a pa-
triarchal family or clan, Gen. 36:15,
40; Josh. 13:21.
- DULCIMER, a musical instrument with
wire to be struck with sticks, Dan. 3:5.
- DULL, stupid or senseless, Matt. 13:
15: unapt or unskilful, Heb. 5:11.
- DU'MAH, [h] (silence), a son of Ishmael,
- DUMAH, a city of Judah, Josh. 15:52.
- DUMAH, a province of Idumea, sur-
named from the son of Ishmael, Isa. 21:
11-13; Gen. 25:14.
- DUMB, mute, incapable of speech, Luke
1:20: negligent of duty, as slothful
preachers of the word of God, Isa. 56:
10: silent in resignation under heavy
afflictions, Psal. 39:2.
- DUNG, animal excrement, Exod. 29:
14: whatsoever is loathsome, as the
carcass of the dead, Jer. 8:2; or
manure for the land, Psal. 83:10:
dishonour or contempt, Mal. 2:3.
- DUNG, to supply manure, Luke 13:8.
- DUNGEON, a close subterraneous pri-
son, Gen. 40:15; Jer. 38:6.
- DUNGHILL, a heap of dung, Isa. 25:
10: a condition of extreme degradation
and poverty, Lam. 4:5.
- DURA, [h] (generation or habitation), a
vast plain near the city of Babylon,
famous for the golden image set up by
king Nebuchadnezzar, Dan. 3:1.
- DURABLE, lasting, Isa. 23:18: im-
perishable, Prov. 8:18.
- DURE, to last, remain, or continue,
- DURST, did dare, Est. 7:5; Acts 5:
13: was willing, Matt. 22:46.
- DUST, small particles of earth, Exod.
8:16: originally made of dust, Gen.
2:7; 3:19: a miserable condition on
earth, 1 Sam. 2:8: the perishing grati-
fications of this world, Amos 2:7.
- DUTY, lawful service, 2 Chron. 8:
14, or what is matter of obligation, Ezek.
- DWARF, an extraordinary small man,
- DWELL, to reside at a place, Gen.
35:1: to reside with a person, Exod.
2:21. Pious men being still the subjects
of infirmity, sin dwells in them, Rom.
7:17, 18: yet their minds delighting
in spiritual things, and they enjoying
the gracious sanctifying influence of the
Holy Spirit, God dwells in them, and
they in God, 1 John 4:16.
- DWELLED, did dwell or reside, Gen.
13:7-12; Ruth 1:4.
- DWELLERS, those who dwell in a city
or country, Acts 1:19.
- DWELLING, a habitation, Exod. 10:23:
the state of residence, Gen. 27:39;
Dan. 2:11; 4:25.
- DWELLING, residing, Gen. 25:27;
- DWELT, did dwell or reside, as in a
house, Acts 28:30, in a city, 2 Sam.
14:28, or in the mind, as a vital prin-
ciple, 2 Tim. 1:5.
- DYED, coloured or stained, as leather,
Exod. 25:5, or cloth, Isa. 63:1.
- DYING, expiring, Mark 12:20; Luke
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