Bible Dictionary: Y. 1840
- YARN, spun flax or wool ready for
weaving into cloth, 1 Kings 10:28.
- YE, you, Gen. 3:5; 1 Cor. 6:11.
- YEA, yes, Matt. 5:37; Acts 5:8:
indeed, Gen. 3:1. "Yea and amen"
means certain and infallible, 2 Cor. 1:20.
- YEAR, the period of the four seasons,
Deut. 14:22; 2 Sam. 21:1, during the
revolution of the earth round the sun,
Gen. 1:14; 8:13, 22. Moses was com-
manded to compute the year from the
month Abib, at the spring equinox, com-
memorating the redemption of the Isra-
elites from Egypt, Exod. 12:2: hence
the sacred year in distinction from the
civil, the latter having commenced at
the autumnal equinox, in memory of the
creation. See MONTH. The year pro-
perly is the solar year, containing 365
days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 51 seconds,
6 decimals, and is called the astrono-
mical year. However accurately Moses
might understand astronomy, the Jews
were not perfectly correct in their com-
putation of time: they reckoned twelve
moons in a year, which included 354
days; and every third year added a
month, which they called Ve-Adar, or
the second Adar. Various modes of
computing the year were observed by
the Egyptians, Chaldeans, Persians,
Greeks, and Romans. Numa Pompilius
reformed the Roman calendar, adopting
the names of the months, rendered into
English from the Latin; and Julius
Caesar, by the aid of his astronomers,
fixed the solar years as 365 days, 6 hours;
and every fourth year to consist of 366
days, that year being called Bissextile.
This, however, was about eleven minutes
too much; and the error having been
discovered, Pope Gregory, on the re-
commendation of the astronomer Lilio,
ordained that the 15th of October in
1582 should be counted instead of the
5th for the future; and that the year
beginning a century should not be Bis-
sextile, to perfect the scheme. Some
nations, not acknowledging the Pope's
authority, long resisted this order of
Rome; and England did not adopt the
Gregorian, or New Style, until the year
1752; when it was settled by act of par-
liament that the corrections should be
admitted, and the year to be reckoned
from the first of January, instead of the
twenty-fifth of March. The New Style
is now used by most of the nations pro-
fessing Christianity, except by the Rus-
sians. Dates of the years were commonly
made by most nations from the founda-
tion of a chief city, as was the practice
of the Romans; or from the reigns of
their kings, as we see by the Scriptures,
1 Kings 15:1; Neh. 2:1. The reign of
the sovereign was the customary mode
in England until the time of Cromwell,
when the present was adopted, A.D. or
Year of our Lord.
- YEARLY, by the year, Lev. 25:53:
once a year, Judg. 11:40; Est. 9:21.
- YEARN, to feel emotions of pity, Gen.
- YEARNED, did yearn or move with
compassion, 1 Kings 3:26.
- YELL, to cry out as in agony, as a
lion, Jer. 51:38.
- YELLED, did cry out or roar, Jer. 2:
- YELLOW, the colour of gold, Psal.
68:13; Lev. 13:30, 36.
- YESTERDAY, the day before this day,
Exod. 5:14: a short time, Job 8:9:
formerly, in ancient times, or from eter-
nity, as Christ is unchangeably, by the
everlasting covenant, our Mediator with
God, Heb. 13:8.
- YESTERNIGHT, on the last night, Gen.
- YET, notwithstanding, Gen. 40:23;
John 11:25: at present, Heb. 2:8; Rom.
- YIELD, to produce, Gen. 4:12: to surrender or resign, as ourselves to God,
Rom. 6:13, 19: to comply, Acts 23:21.
- YIELDED, did yield or produce, Num.
17:8: did resign, Gen. 49:33; Rom.
- YIELDING, producing, Gen. 1:11, 29:
complying, Eccles. 9:4.
- YOKE, an instrument on the neck of
an ox or a horse, for the purpose of
drawing a carriage or plough, Num. 19:
2: a couple, as two were commonly
bound together, 1 Sam. 11:7; 1 Kings
19:19; Job 1:3. Slavery, as being com-
pulsory and oppressive, is called a yoke,
Deut. 28:48. Taxes also, 1 Kings
12:4, 14; Isa. 58:6. Levitical cere-
monies were a burdensome yoke, Acts
15:10; Gal. 5:1. Obedience to Christ is
an easy yoke, as it brings peace and
works salvation, Matt. 11:29.
- Yoke, easy. True belief in the Gospel of Christ
will result in a submissive life of servitude to Him.
- YOKED, bound or engaged, as in mar-
riage, 2 Cor. 6:14.
- YOKE-FELLOW, a companion in office
or labour, Phil. 4:3.
- YOUNG, offspring, Gen. 31:38; Deut.
- YOUNG, weak or feeble, as a son not
arrived at mature age, 2 Sam. 9:12; or
as a beast, Num. 28:11. Rehoboam
is called young, when he was at least
forty-one years of age, 2 Chron. 13:7;
- YOUNGER, less advanced in age, Gen.
9:24; Judg. 1:13.
- YOUNGEST, least advanced in age,
Gen. 42:13; Josh. 6:26.
- YOURS, belonging to you, Gen. 45:
20: the property or worldly goods of
you, 2 Cor. 12:14.
- YOUTH, the period of life between
childhood and manhood, Judg. 8:20;
1 Sam. 17:33: early age, Eccles. 11:9;
12:1; Acts 26:4.
- Youth. See Youth Ministry/Workers.
- YOUTHFUL, pertainful to young per-
sons, 2 Tim. 2:20.
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