Bible Dictionary: In.   1840

  1. INASMUCH, because, or since that,
    Deut. 19:6; Matt. 25:40.
  2. INCENSE, a rich perfume made of
    fragrant spices, to be burnt upon the
    golden altar at the times of the morning
    and evening sacrifices, Exod. 30:7, 9,
    34.   Perfume of such a kind seems to
    have been necessary on those occasions,
    to correct the effluvia of the burning
    victims, and this incense was designed
    as an emblem of acceptable prayer, Psal.
    141:2; Rev. 8:3, 4.
  3. INCENSED, inflamed with anger, Isa.
    41:11; 45:24.
  4. INCLINE, to dispose, so as to attend,
    Isa. 55:3.
  5. INCLINED, did incline or attend, Psal.
  6. INCLINED, disposed, Prov. 5:13.   The
    ear and the heart are inclined when they
    listen to and regard, Jer. 7:24; 25:4.
  7. INCLOSE, to fence, as with boards, Sol.
    Song 8:9.
  8. INCLOSED, made fast, as a precious
    stone in a rim of metal, Exod. 39:
    6: surrounded, as with a wall, Lam 3:
    9, or an army, Judg. 20:43; secured, as
    fish in a net, Luke 5:6.
  9. INCONTINENCY, unchastity, 1 Cor. 7:
  10. INCONTINENT, licentious, intemperate,
    2 Tim. 3:3.
  11. INCORRUPTIBLE, incapable of decay-
    ing, or being affected with change, 1 Cor.
    15:52; 1 Pet. 1:4
  12. INCORRUPTION, the state of immor-
    tality and glory of the resurrection, 1
    Cor. 15:50-54.
  13. INCREASE, the various produce of the
    land, Lev. 25:7: profit by various
    means, Deut. 7:13; Ezek. 18:8: en-
    largement and extension, Isa. 9:7; Eph.
  14. INCREASE, to grow more numerous,
    as a family or people, Deut. 6:3: to
    augment, as property, Eccles. 5:11: to
    enlarge, as an army, Judg. 9:29: to
    advance in fame, honour, and ifluence,
    John 3:3.
  15. INCREASED, did increase or augment,
    as in quantity, Gen. 7:17; Psal. 4:7;
    or in violence, 1 Kings 22:35; or in
    stature, Luke 2:52.
  16. INCREASING, advancing or progressing,
    Col. 1:10.
  17. INCREDIBLE, not to be believed, Acts
    26:8.   Ungodly infidels say the resur-
    rection is incredible, though omnipotence
    can easily effect it, and it is fully assured
    in the word of God, 1 Cor. 15:35-52.
  18. INCURABLE, which cannot be healed,
    as a disease or wound, 2 Chron. 21:18:
    which cannot be reformed or corrected,
    as a corrupt idolatrous community or
    nation, Mic. 1:9.
  19. INDEBTED, in debt, obliged by some
    service unrequited, Luke 11:4.
  20. INDEED, assuredly or really, Deut. 2:
    15: most eminently, John 8:31-36.
  21. IN'DIA, [h], or HIDDU (praise, or law),
    a province of the Persian empire, under
    Ahasuerus, bounded on the east by the
    river Indus, from which Hindus then, or
    India proper, derives its name, Esth. 1:
    1.   India proper, lying west of the river
    Indus, comprehends the several pro-
    vinces of the vast peninsula of southern
    Asia, extending about 2400 miles in
    length from east to west, and about
    1800 miles from north to south, and sub-
    ject to the Crown of Great Britain.
  22. INDIGNATION, anger mingled with
    contempt, as malignant passion in wicked
    men, Neh. 4:1; Esth. 5:9; as a righteous
    vindication of his honour and holiness in
    God, Rom. 2:8; Heb. 10:27.
  23. INDITING, forming thoughts for speech
    and writing, Psal. 45:1.
  24. INDUSTRIOUS, diligent in business, 1
    Kings 11:28.
  25. INEXCUSABLE, what will not admit of
    apology, Rom. 2:2.
  26. INFALLIBLE, certain, not to be mis-
    taken, Acts 1:3.
  27. INFAMOUS, notoriously guilty, Ezek.
  28. INFAMY, public reproach or scorn, Ezek.
  29. INFANT, a young child, 1 Sam. 15:3;
    Luke 18:15.
  30. INFERIOR, lower, as in rank and power,
    Dan. 2:39; or wisdom, Job 12:3.
  31. INFIDEL, an unbeliever in Divine re-
    velation, 2 Cor. 6:15; 1 Tim. 5:8.
  32. INFINITE, boundless, as the being,
    wisdom, and other perfections of God
    Psal. 147:5; Job 11:7: very great,
    22:5; Nah. 3:9.
  33. INFIRMITY, disease, Luke 13:11:
    bodily weakness, 1 Tim. 5:23: afflictions
    and reproaches, 2 Cor. 12:5-10; Heb. 4:
    15: ignorance, Rom. 8:26: sinfulness,
    Heb. 5:2; 7:18.
  34. INFLAME, to excite, as the passions,
    with the infatuation of idolatry and excess
    wine, Isa. 5:11.
  35. INFLAMING, exciting, as with abomina-
    ble idolatry, Isa. 57:5.
  36. INFLAMMATION, feverish disease, Lev.
    13:28; Deut. 28:22.
  37. INFLICTED, imposed as a punishment,
    2 Cor. 2:6.
  38. INFLUENCES, power exercised, as the
    light of the sun and of the heavenly
    bodies exercises power upon the earth,
    Job 38:31.
  39. INFOLDING, enclosing or enwrapping,
    Ezek. 1:4.
  40. INFORM, to tell, make known, or in-
    struct, Deut. 17:10.
  41. INFORMED, did inform or instruct,
    Dan. 9:22: did acquaint, as an accusa-
    tion, Acts 24:1.
  42. IN-GATHERING, harvest, Exod. 23:
    16.   The feast of
    tabernacles was held at
    the close of harvest, and was sometimes
    called the Feast of In-gathering, Deut.
  43. INGRAFTED, fixed influentially in the
    mind, as a fruitful branch is grafted into
    a tree: thus the doctrine of the gospel is
    fixed in the mind of believers, Jam. 1:21.
  44. INHABIT, to dwell, as in houses, Isa.
    65:21, 22.
  45. INHABITANTS, dwellers, as in houses
    or cities, Gen. 19:25; Isa. 5:9.
  46. INHABITED, occupied by inhabitants,
    Exod. 16:35; Ezek. 12:20.
  47. INHABITERS, inhabitants, Rev. 8:13;
  48. INHABITING, dwelling in, Psal. 74:
  49. INHERIT, to possess, as land by inherit-
    ance or right of heirship, Gen. 15:18;
    Exod. 32:13: to enjoy by the gift of
    sovereign favour, as God grants
    to His adopted children
    , Matt. 25:34;
    1 Cor. 6:9, 10.
  50. INHERITANCE, an hereditary posses-
    sion, Gen. 31:14; 48:6: the patri-
    mony of God, our heavenly Father,
    bestowed upon believers as His adopted
    , Eph. 1:11, 14, 18; Rom. 8:
    14, 17.   In eastern countries the portions
    of children were distributed to them in
    the lifetime of their fathers; hence the
    procedure of Abraham, who "gave gifts
    unto the sons"
    of his secondary wives,
    "and sent them away from Isaac his son
    while he yet lived,"
    Gen. 25:6: and
    also the request of the prodigal son, Luke
  51. INHERITED, did inherit, Josh. 14:1;
    Ezek. 33:24.
  52. INHERITOR, a possessor by inheritance,
    Isa. 65:9.
  53. INIQUITIES, sins, crimes against God,
    Lev. 16:21; Heb. 8:12.
  54. INIQUITY, sin, wickedness in heart and
    , Gen. 15:16; 2 Tim. 2:19.
  55. INJURED, hurt injustly, Gal. 4:12.
  56. INJURIOUS, hurtful or mischievous,
    1 Tim. 1:13.
  57. INJUSTICE, wrong, or iniquity, Job
  58. INK, a writing fluid, Jer. 36:18; 2
    Cor. 3:3.
  59. INK-HORN, a portable case for ink, as
    commonly used in the East: writers in
    oriental countries are persons of note;
    and to this day, in countries of the
    Turkish empire, they carry their ink in
    cases, usually made of horn, by their
    sides, Ezek. 9:2, 3, 11.
  60. INN, a resting-place for travellers, Gen.
    42:27; Exod. 4:24.   Inns or caravan-
    saries, in the East, are in general at this
    day but mean accommodations, affording
    little besides shelter and water; and tra-
    vellers are obliged to carry their own
    provisions with them, Luke 2:7; 10:34.
  61. INNER, interior, as an apartment in a
    house, 1 Chron. 28:11; or court, Est.
    4:11; 5:1; or prison, Acts 16:24.   The
    inner man, is the spirit, as distinguished
    from the body, Eph. 3:16; 2 Cor. 4:16.
  62. INNERMOST, most inward or secret,
    Prov. 18:8.
  63. INNOCENCY, harmlessness, without
    guilt, in relation to men, Gen. 20:5; Dan.
  64. INNOCENT, harmless, not guilty of
    crimes against society, Exod. 23:7;
    Psal. 19:13.
  65. INNOCENTS, young children incapable
    of crimes, Jer. 2:34.
  66. INNUMERABLE, more than could be
    numbered, Job 21:33; Luke 12:1; Heb.
  67. INORDINATE, irregular and criminal,
    Ezek. 23:11; Col. 3:5.
  68. INQUISITION, judicial inquiry, Deut.
    19:18; Est. 2:23.
  69. INSCRIPTION, a superscription, as a
    writing upon stone &c., as usual on
    pillars, altars, coins, &c., Acts 17:23;
    Deut. 27:8.   Facts of history were
    anciently preserved in memory by such
    means in Egypt, Greece, and Rome; and
    a chronicle of Grecian history, for about
    1318 years, was inscribed on a number
    of stones, as reported, 264 years
    the birth of Christ; they were purchased
    in 1624 by the Earl of Arundel, from
    whom they are called the Arundelian
    marbles; many, however, doubt the
    genuineness of the marbles, and the an-
    tiquity of the inscriptions.
  70. INSPIRATION, a breathing into a person:
    thus the Holy Spirit
    gives saving wisdom
    to pious men, Job 32:8: thus He in-
    the prophets to declare the will
    of God to men
    , 2 Pet. 1:21: and by this
    influence the sacred penmen were ex-
    , instructed, and guided to write the
    Holy Scriptures
    , 2 Tim. 3:16.   See the
    former part of this volume.
    • Inspiration, Divine.   See Notes.
  71. INSTANT, a moment of time, Isa. 31:
    9; Jer. 18:7.
  72. INSTANT, immediately urgent, Luke
    23:23: diligent, Rom. 12:12; 2 Tim.
  73. INSTANTLY, urgently, Luke 7:4:
    constantly, Acts 27:7.
  74. INSTRUCT, to teach, Deut. 4:36.   God
    instructs pious men in the ways of holi-
    ness, by His Spirit
    , Neh. 9:20; 1 Cor. 2:
    20[?]; and by His word, 2 Tim. 3:16.
  75. INSTRUCTED, did teach, Deut. 32:
    10; 2 Kings 12:2.
  76. INSTRUCTED, taught, 2 Chron. 3:3;
    Matt. 13:52; Luke 1:4: admonished,
    Jer. 6:8.
  77. INSTRUCTING, teaching, 2 Tim. 2:25.
  78. INSTRUCTION, information, knowledge,
    Prov. 15:22: wisdom, Job 33:16;
    Prov. 15:33: edification by divine
    , 2 Tim. 3:16.
  79. INSTRUCTOR, a teacher, Gen. 4:22;
    1 Cor. 4:15.
  80. INSTRUMENT, an implement or a tool
    used for any work, Exod. 25:9; or for
    war, 1 Sam. 8:12; or for music, Psal.
    68:25.   The members of our bodies
    are instruments, or means of sin and of
    holiness, Rom. 6:13.
  81. INSURRECTION, a seditious rising up of
    the people against magistrates, Ezra 4:
    19; Mark 15:7.
  82. INTEGRITY, uprightness in principles
    and conduct, Gen. 20:5, 6; Job 2:3-9;
    Prov. 20:7.
  83. INTELLIGENCE, information by a mes-
    senger, Dan. 11:30.
  84. INTEND, to purpose or resolve, Exod.
    2:14; Josh. 22:3; Acts 5:28-35.
  85. INTENDED, did purpose, Psal. 21:11.
  86. INTENDING, purposing, Acts 12:4.
  87. INTENT, the end proposed by an action,
    2 Kings 10:19; Eph. 3:10: a purpose,
    Jer. 30:24; Heb. 4:12.
  88. INTERCESSION, the act of coming
    between two parties, pleading with one
    on behalf of the other who has given of-
    fence, Jer. 7:16; 36:25; 1 Tim. 2:1.
  89. INTERCESSION OF CHRIST.   Christ, as
    our High-Priest and Mediator with God
    makes intercession for penitents, by ap-
    pearing as their advocate in the presence
    of God, pleading His own righteousness
    and sacrifice on their behalf
    , Heb. 7:
    25-28; 1 John 2:1, 2.
    Holy Spirit makes intercession for
    the saints, by enabling them to pray for
    blessings according to the will of God
    Rom. 8:26, 27.
  91. INTERCESSOR, a pleader on behalf of
    another, Isa. 59:16.
  92. INTERMEDDLE, to interfere or partici-
    pate, Prov. 14:10: to labour for in hope
    of obtaining, Prov. 18:1.
  93. INTERMISSION, without ceasing, Lam.
  94. INTERPRET, to explain, as the meaning
    of a dream, Gen. 41:8-12: or of a speech
    in a foreign language, 1 Cor. 14:5-13.
  95. INTERPRETATION, an explanation, as
    of a dream, Gen. 40:5-12; Dan. 2:4-45:
    or of a foreign word, John 1:42; Acts 9:
    3: or language, Ezra 4:7; 1 Cor. 12:10:
    application, 2 Pet. 1:20.
  96. INTERPRETED, explained or expound-
    ed, Gen. 40:22; Ezra 4:7: translated,
    Matt. 1:23; Mark 5:41; John 1:38-41.
  97. INTERPRETER, one that explains, as a
    dream or a foreign tongue, Gen. 40:8;
    42:23; 1 Cor. 14:28: an expounder of
    the will of God, Job 33:23.
  98. INTERPRETING, knowledge to explain,
    Dan. 5:12.
  99. INTREAT, to pray earnestly, Exod.
    8:8.   See
  100. INTREATY, solicitation, 2 Cor. 8:4;
    Prov. 18:23.
  101. INTRUDING, presumptuously entering,
    Col. 2:18.
  102. INVADE, to enter a country as an
    enemy, with a design to ravage or con-
    quer it, Hab. 3:16.
  103. INVADED, did invade or enter as an
    enemy, 1 Sam. 27:8; 30:1.
  104. INVASION, a hostile entrance of a
    country, 1 Sam. 30:14.
  105. INVENT, to find out or contrive, Amos
  106. INVENTED, contrived or made, 2 Chron.
  107. INVENTIONS, contrivances, Prov. 8:
    12: sinful and idolatrous practices,
    Eccles. 7:29.
  108. INVENTORS, contrivers, practisers,
    Rom. 1:30.
  109. INVISIBLE, what cannot be seen with
    bodily eyes, Rom. 1:20; Col. 1:15, 16.
    God's eternal power and divinity, with
    His infinite perfections of wisdom, good-
    ness, justice, and holiness are manifest
    to every rational being, from the visible
    works of creation and providence;
    the apostle argues, leaving wicked men
    without excuse in awful guilt
    , while they
    neglect to acknowledge and worship the
    glorious Creator
    , Rom. 1:20, 21.
  110. INVITED, did invite, or call, as to a
    feast, 2 Sam. 13:23.
  111. INVITED, called or summoned, as a
    guest to an entertainment, Est. 5:12.
  112. INWARD, internal, secret, Prov. 20:27:
    relating to the mind, Psal. 5:9; 51:6; Jer.
    31:33: intimate, as near friends, Job
    19:19.   "The inward man," is a re-
    newed mind, Rom. 7:22.
  113. INWARDLY, mentally, Psal. 62:4;
    Matt. 7:15: in the spirit or heart, Rom.
  114. INWARDS, the bowels, Exod. 29:13;
    Lev. 4:11.
  115. I'RA, [h] (city, or heap of vision), a prince
    in the court of David, 2 Sam. 20:26: as
    some suppose, one of his mighty captains,
  116. I'RAD, [h] (wild ass), a grandson of
    Cain, Gen. 4:18.
  117. I'RAM, [h] (their city, or their watch), a
    duke of Edom, supposed to be the last of
    the family of Esau, Gen. 36:43.
  118. IRI'JAH, [h] (the fear of the Lord), a
    captain, who arrested Jeremiah the pro-
    , under pretence of his holding a
    treasonable correspondence with the
    Chaldeans, Jer. 37:13, 15.
  119. IRON, the hardest and most useful of
    all metals, Deut. 8:9.   Iron was used
    in the earliest ages of the world, the first
    tools of which, it has been supposed,
    must have been made by the Creator, as
    the art of working in it must have been
    taught by His inspiration, Gen. 4:22.
    Moses mentions the iron bedstead of
    king Og, Deut. 3:11: he refers to the
    furnace for smelting iron, 4:20; and to
    mines of iron, 8:9: to instruments of
    iron, Num. 35:16, as the axe, Deut.
    19:5, and other tools, 27:5: so that
    the working of iron must have been
    common, while the Canaanites had many
    hundreds of iron chariots, Josh. 17:16;
    Judg. 4:3.   Various allusions are made
    to this valuable metal in the Scriptures;
    as obstinate disobedience is called a
    "neck with an iron sinew," Isa. 48:
    4; and an impenitent heart is called
    a "conscience seared with a hot iron[,]"
    1 Tim. 4:2.
  120. IRON, made of iron, Deut. 37:5;
    Dan. 7:7.
  121. I'SAAC, יצחק (laughter), the son of Abra-
    , by his first wife Sarah, according
    to the promise of God, Gen. 21:1-6.
    Isaac was a man of exalted piety, and
    his whole history abounds with divine
    instruction, especially his extraordinary
    birth; his early years; his persecution
    by Ishmael, 21:10-12; Gal. 4:22-30;
    his being offered in sacrifice by his
    father, Gen. 22:1-19; Heb. 11:17-19;
    his marriage with Rebekah, and the
    character of his sons Jacob and Esau.
    Isaac was called to endure various severe
    trials, some of which arose from his own
    infirmities: but he died at the advanced
    age of 180 years, and was buried by his
    sons Esau and Jacob, Gen. 36:27-29.
  122. ISA'IAH, [h] (salvation of the Lord),
    one of the most eminent of the prophets
    of God: he flourished in the kingdom of
    Judah, under several of its kings, for
    about sixty years, Isa. 1:1.   Uzziah be-
    gan to reign in the year B.C. 810, and
    Hezekiah died in the year B.C. 698,
    between which period of 112 years,
    Isaiah exercised his prophetic ministry:
    those who allow the shortest duration of
    his public office, reckon it at forty-eight,
    the period between those two kings;
    but it is evident that he lived many
    years in the reign of Hezekiah, and tra-
    dition says, that he was put to death by
    king Manasseh, during his alienation
    from God, 2 Kings 21:16.
  123. ISAIAH, THE BOOK OF: this is the
    largest and most important volume of
    the prophetic writings, and which is
    remarkable for the elegance and sub-
    limity of its composition.   The former
    part of Isaiah contains a series of dis-
    courses relating to the condition of the
    kingdom of Judah; its capital city, Jeru-
    salem; the iniquity of the people; the
    necessity of repentance, and the mercy
    of God through the Messiah, with vari-
    ous references to the people of the sur-
    rounding countries: the latter twenty-
    seven chapters contain a series of oracles
    referring to the Babylonish captivity of
    the guilty Jews, and their future eman-
    cipation from that state of bondage,
    expanding into glorious views of the
    spiritual deliverance of the church, by
    the mission and humiliation of the Mes-
    siah; the enlargement and prosperity of
    the kingdom of Christ on earth, and its
    consummate felicity in Heaven in the
    presence of God.   See
  124. IS'CAH, [h] (he that protects), a sister of
    Lot, and, as the Jews say, with which
    some [important] Christian commentators
    agree, the same with Sarah, the wife of
    Abraham, Gen. 11:27-29.
  125. ISCAR'IOT, [g] (a man of murder),
    the surname of Judas, the betrayer of
    Christ, Matt. 10:4.   See
  126. ISH'BAK, [h] (who is empty or aban-
    ), a son of Abraham, by Keturah,
    Gen. 25:2.
  127. ISH'BI-BE'NOB, [h] (he that sits in
    ), a giant warrior of the Philis-
    tines, 2 Sam. 21:16.
  128. ISH'BOSHETH, [h] (a man of shame),
    a son and the successor of king Saul on
    the throne of Israel: he was basely
    murdered by two of his captains, who
    vainly hoped, by this atrocious act of
    treason, to secure the favour of David,
    as they perceived he was prospering,
    being seated on the throne of Judah,
    2 Sam. 2:8-10; 4:5-7.
  129. I'SHI, [h] (my husband), the title by
    which the
    penitent and restored Israel-
    ites were to address God
    , Hos. 2:16;
    Jer. 3:14.
  130. ISH'MAEL, [h] (God who hears), the
    son of
    Abraham, by Hagar, Gen. 16.
    21. 25.   He had a numerous family,
    and became a daring chieftain in Arabia:
    his personal history is instructive, Gal.
    4.; and that of his posterity is remark-
    ably illustrative of the Divine prediction,
    Gen. 16:12, in the several tribes of
    Arabs, under the designation of Ishmael-
    ites, Hagarenes, and in modern ages,
  131. ISHMAEL, a prince of the royal family
    of Judah, who treacherously murdered
    Gedaliah, who had been left as governor
    of Judea by the king of Babylon, Jer.
  132. ISH'MAELITES, descendants of Ishmael,
    the son of
    Abraham, Gen. 37:25-28.
  133. ISLAND, an isle, a tract of land, sur-
    rounded with water, as Melita, Acts
    28:1, 7, 9.
  134. ISLE, an island, as Cyprus, Acts 13:
    4-6.   The prophets, in speaking of isles,
    referred not only to the isles situated in
    the Mediterranean sea, or to islands pro-
    perly so called, but to remote regions of
    the earth separated from Canaan and
    other countries by seas, Gen. 10:5; Est.
    10:1; Psal. 72:10; Isa. 60:9.
  135. IS'RAEL, ישראל (a prince with God), the
    name which
    God gave to Jacob, in hon-
    our of his firm faith and ardent prayer,
    Gen. 32:28; 35:10.   The personal
    history of this patriarch, both with re-
    gard to his imperfections and his piety,
    as well as his various domestic trials, is
    most instructive.   Israel died in Egypt
    in the year B.C. 1689, aged 147 years,
    Gen. 49:33; 50.
  136. ISRAEL, the people of Israel, descend-
    ants of Jacob, Exod. 4:22; 5:2.
  137. ISRAEL: this name, as a title of hon-
    our, is given to the true [family] of
    God, including the whole body of pious
    persons throughout the world in every
    age, Gal. 6:16 ["the Israel of God"].
  138. IS'RAELITE, a descendant of Israel,
    Num. 25:14; John 1:47; Rom. 11:1.
    Nathaniel is called an Israelite indeed,
    on account of his uprightness and piety,
    John 1:47.
  139. ISRAELITES, the body or nation of the
    people of Israel, Exod. 9:7: thus they
    were generally called till after the capti-
    vity of Judah in Babylon, since which
    time they have been called Jews.   See
  140. IS'SACHAR, [h] (price or reward), a
    son of
    Jacob, by Leah, Gen. 30:18.
  141. ISSACHAR, THE TRIBE OF: this tribe
    was located in the most fertile part of
    Canaan, along the great valley of Jezreel,
    and they appear to have been a laborious
    people, Josh. 17:10, 11.
  142. ISSUE, a flowing, as of a river, Ezek.
    47:8; or of blood, Matt. 9:20: off-
    spring, as children, Gen. 48:6: thoughts
    and purposes, Prov. 4:23.
  143. ISSUE, to flow, as a river, Ezek. 47:
    8: offspring, 2 Kings 20:18.
  144. ISSUED, did issue or flow, as water,
    Ezek. 47:1; or flame, Dan. 7:10;
    or a troop of concealed soldiers, Josh.
  145. ITAL'IAN, relating to Italy, as a cohort
    of about a thousand soldiers, called the
    Italian cohort, Acts 10:1.
  146. IT'ALY, Ίταλια (from vitula, signifying
    a calf): this famous country forms a
    peninsula in the south of
    Europe, and
    the seat of government of the vast Ro-
    man empire, whose capital was Rome,
    Acts 18:2.   See ROME.
  147. ITCH, a loathsome disease, chiefly af-
    fecting the skin, Deut. 28:27.
  148. ITCHING, restless, as men dissatisfied
    with the simplicity of Divine doctrine
    are said to have itching ears, 2 Tim.
  149. ITHA'MAR, [h] (island of the palm-tree),
    the fourth son of Aaron, but of whose
    history little is recorded, Exod. 6:23;
    28:21; Num. 4:28; 1 Chron. 24:
  150. ITH'IEL, [h] (God with me), a dis-
    ciple of Agur, and to whom, with Ucal,
    that ancient instructor delivered his pro-
    phecy, Prov. 30:1.
  151. IT'TAI, [h] (strong or sign), a faithful
    follower of David, and a general in his
    army, 2 Sam. 15:19-22; 18:2.
  152. ITURE'A, [g] (which is guarded), a
    north-western province of Arabia, bor-
    dering on Syria, Luke 3:1.
  153. I'VAH, [h] (iniquity), an idolatrous city,
    as appears, in Syria, 2 Kings 18:34.
  154. IVORY, שן SCHEN (a tooth), Ezek. 27:
    6, 15.   Ivory is a well-known, hard, and
    beautiful white substance, chiefly the
    tusks of elephants; very much, however,
    that is now used in cutlery and various
    fancy articles in Europe is taken from
    other animals which have large tusks.
    It appears to have been brought in
    abundance to Canaan, especially after
    the time of Solomon, 1 Kings 22:39;
    Amos 3:15; 6:4: and that flourishing
    monarch had a throne made of ivory
    and gold, 1 Kings 10:18-22.   Elephants'
    teeth are found of an astonishing size:
    two of these huge tusks are to be seen
    in London, one eight feet six inches
    long, weighing 133 lbs.; the other eight
    feet long, weighing 140 lbs.: but an
    elephant's tusk, weighing 330 lbs., is said
    to have been brought from Sumatra, and
    sold at Amsterdam!

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