A Bible Dictionary
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ...shall lose it, was literally fulfilled in the case of Archbishop Crammer. He confessed Christ against the pleasure of the Pope, his eldest son. He was ordered to be burnt; to save his life, he recanted, and was, notwithstanding, burnt. LIGHT. That brightness which is everywhere diffused by the rays of the sun, and is the medium of vision. Light is an emblem often used in the language of Scripture. Christ is often called a light, and God is said to dwell in light, Which none. can approach; and he is said to be light, "and in him is no darkness at all." 1 John i. 5. The holy lives of Christians are also represented by light. Matt. v. 14. LINEN, a cloth made of flax, and much used in ancient as well as in modern times. Fine white linen is, in Scripture, the emblem of moral purity and innocence. Rev. xxv. 6. LINES. Psa. xvi. 6. This expression refers to the mode of measuring land with a cord or line. The measuring reed, (Eze. xlii. 16, ) is supposed to have been from ten to eleven feet; and the measuring line, (Zech. ii. 1, ) a hundred and forty-six feet. LIPS. This word has various significations in the Scriptures: Unclean Lips, (Isa. vi. 5, ) are lips polluted by sinful words. Calves Of Our Lips, (Hos. xiv. 2, ) is a figurative expression, signifying the fruits of our lips, or our offerings of praise to God. Calves were used in sacrifices, and the prophet exhorts that men now turn to God with praises and thanksgivings, as the offering of their lips, instead of the animal sacrifice. Heb. xiii. 15. Burning Lips, (Prov. xxvi. 23;) lips through which malice, envy, and other malignant passions are continually passing. Acts ix. 1. Covering The Lip, (Eze. xxiv. 22, ) or chin, with the outer garment, was a token of mourning. LOCUST, a species of grasshopper, gro...
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