Bible Dictionary: Y.   1840

  1. YARN, spun flax or wool ready for
    weaving into cloth, 1 Kings 10:28.
  2. YE, you, Gen. 3:5; 1 Cor. 6:11.
  3. YEA, yes, Matt. 5:37; Acts 5:8:
    indeed, Gen. 3:1.   "Yea and amen"
    means certain and infallible, 2 Cor. 1:20.
  4. 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
    , long resisted this order of
    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.
  5. YEARLY, by the year, Lev. 25:53:
    once a year, Judg. 11:40; Est. 9:21.
  6. YEARN, to feel emotions of pity, Gen.
  7. YEARNED, did yearn or move with
    compassion, 1 Kings 3:26.
  8. YELL, to cry out as in agony, as a
    lion, Jer. 51:38.
  9. YELLED, did cry out or roar, Jer. 2:
  10. YELLOW, the colour of gold, Psal.
    68:13; Lev. 13:30, 36.
  11. 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.
  12. YESTERNIGHT, on the last night, Gen.
    19:34; 31:29.
  13. YET, notwithstanding, Gen. 40:23;
    John 11:25: at present, Heb. 2:8; Rom.
  14. YIELD, to produce, Gen. 4:12: to
    surrender or resign, as ourselves to
    Rom. 6:13, 19: to comply, Acts 23:21.
  15. YIELDED, did yield or produce, Num.
    17:8: did resign, Gen. 49:33; Rom.
  16. YIELDING, producing, Gen. 1:11, 29:
    complying, Eccles. 9:4.
  17. 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.
      See File.
  18. YOKED, bound or engaged, as in mar-
    riage, 2 Cor. 6:14.
  19. YOKE-FELLOW, a companion in office
    or labour, Phil. 4:3.
  20. YOUNG, offspring, Gen. 31:38; Deut.
  21. YOUNG, weak or feeble, as a son not
    arrived at mature age, 2 Sam. 9:12; or
    as a beast, Num. 28:11.  
    is called young, when he was at least
    forty-one years of age, 2 Chron. 13:7;
  22. YOUNGER, less advanced in age, Gen.
    9:24; Judg. 1:13.
  23. YOUNGEST, least advanced in age,
    Gen. 42:13; Josh. 6:26.
  24. YOURS, belonging to you, Gen. 45:
    20: the property or worldly goods of
    you, 2 Cor. 12:14.
  25. 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.
  26. YOUTHFUL, pertainful to young per-
    sons, 2 Tim. 2:20.

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