Bible Dictionary: Q. 1840
- QUAIL, a bird resembling and about
the size of a small partridge, which
breeds prodigiously on the shores of the
Red sea. God gave miraculous supplies
of quails to the Israelites, on two occa-
sions: once at Sin, about a month after
their leaving Egypt, Exod. 16:13; and
again, the next year at Kibroth, Num.
11:4, 18, 31. The season of the miracles
was the spring, when the quails pass
from Asia to Europe; and the miracles
consisted in "a wind from the LORD"
bringing them into the camp of Israel,
and in such quantities as to supply the
whole of the Israelites, probably more
than a million of persons, for a month,
Psal. 105:40. Moses says the quails fell
"as it were two cubits high upon the
face of the earth[;]" by which is meant
that they flew within about three feet of
the ground, and were easily caught, "he
that gathered least gathered ten homers[,]"
seems to denote that every head of a
family collected so large a quantity as
ten ass-loads, or homers. "[T]hey spread
them all abroad for themselves round
about the camp[,]" is referred to the
manner of their being dried in the sun
when salted, as was the custom of the
Arabs and Egyptians, Num. 11:31, 32.
- QUAKE, to tremble, Heb. 12:2; Matt.
- QUAKED, did quake or tremble, Exod.
- QUAKING, a trembling, Dan. 10:7; Ezek.
- QUANTITY, measure, size, or capacity,
- QUARREL, an occasion of strife, 2
Kings 5:7: a cause of revenge, Matt. 6:
19: a sense of injury, Col. 3:13.
- QUARRIES, stone mines, Judg. 3:19.
- QUARTER, a fourth part, Jer. 49:36:
a division of a city, Gen. 19:4; or of a
country, Isa. 47:15; Mark 1:45.
- QUAR'TUS, Κουαρτος (the fourth), a Chris-
tian of note at Corinth, Rom. 16:23.
- QUATERNION, four in company, as
soldiers, Acts 12:4.
- QUEEN, the wife of a king, Neh. 2:6:
a sovereign princess of a country, 1 Kings
10:1; Acts 8:27: the mother of a king,
a widow of a sovereign, Dan. 5:10: the
faithful church of Christ, as devoted to
her divine Lord, Psal. 45:9.
- QUEEN OF HEAVEN: a title applied to
the moon by ancient idolators, Jer. 44:
- QUEEN OF SHEBA, the sovereign prin-
cess of the extreme south-east of Arabia
in the reign of Solomon, 1 Kings 10:1- 13;
Matt. 12:42. See SHEBA.
- QUENCH, to put out fire, Isa. 1:31: to
alleviate thirst, Psal. 104:11: to destroy
the hope of a family, 2 Sam. 14:7; or
of a nation, 21:17. To "quench all the
fiery darts of the wicked[,]" is to oppose
temptation by a prayerful use of the
word of God, Eph. 6:16. To "quench
the Spirit," is to indulge an unholy tem-
per, by which his gracious influences,
likened to fire, are rendered useless, 
- QUENCHED, extinguished, as fire, Num.
11:2: pacified, as anger, 2 Kings 22:7:
alleviated, as anguish, Mark 9:43.
- QUESTION, an inquiry, 1 Kings 10:1-3;
Mark 11:29; Luke 2:46: a subject of
inquiry, John 3:25: a dispute, Acts
18:15; 1 Tim. 1:4
- QUESTION, to make inquiry, Mark
- QUESTIONED, did make inquiry, Mark
1:27; Luke 23:9.
- QUESTIONING, making inquiry by ques-
tions, Mark 9:10.
- QUICK, alive or living, Acts 10:42; 1
Pet. 4:5: excessively-growing diseased
flesh, Lev. 13:10, 24: piercing, as the
convincing word of God, Heb. 4:12:
intelligent, as a ready mind, Isa. 11:3:
immediate, as a sudden visitation of God,
- QUICKEN, to give life, Rom. 8:11:
to raise up from sickness, Psal. 71:20:
to give spiritual life in regeneration,
John 5:21: to excite to spiritual joy
and peace, Psal. 130:18; John 6:63.
- QUICKENED, brought again to life, 1
Pet. 3:18: regenerated, recovered to a
life of holiness, Eph. 2:15: restored
from a languishing state[,] Psal. 119:50.
- QUICKENING, life-giving, 1 Cor. 15:
- QUICKLY, immediately, Gen. 18:6:
very soon, Exod. 32:8; Acts 22:18.
- QUICKSANDS, two dangerous sand-banks
opposite Sicily, on the northern coast of
Africa, Acts 27:17.
- QUIET, tranquillity or repose, as of a
city, 2 Kings 11:20.
- QUIET, peaceful, free from commotion,
as a country, Judg. 18:7: orderly, Acts
19:36: inoffensive, Jer. 51:59: contented,
1 Pet. 3:4.
- QUIETED, tranquillised or pacified,
- QUIETLY, without alarm, 2 Sam. 3:27:
patiently, Lam. 3:26.
- QUIETNESS, national peace, Judg. 8:
28: domestic harmony, Prov. 17:1:
contentedness, 2 Thess. 3:12.
- QUIT, exempted from a penalty, Exod.
21:19; Josh. 2:20.
- QUIT, to behave, 1 Sam. 4:9; 1 Cor.
- QUITE, altogether, completely, Exod.
- QUIVER, a case for arrows, Gen. 27:
3; Isa. 22:6: a habitation, as the abode
of children, represented as arrows of a
father, Psal. 127:5.
- QUIVERED, trembled, as the lips, being
agitated, Hab. 3:16.
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