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FUEL

fu'-el ('okhlah, or ma'akholeth, "food"): Is mentioned specifically only in the Old Testament, in Isaiah 9:5, 19 Ezekiel 15:4, 6; Ezekiel 21:32. Its general, literal meaning in these connections is "food for fire," and might include any sort of combustible material. The common forms of fuel were wood of various sorts (even including thorns, Psalm 58:9; Psalm 118:12 Ecclesiastes 7:6), and dried stalks of flowers or grass (Matthew 6:30), charred wood as charcoal (Leviticus 16:12 Isaiah 44:19, and frequently), and dried dung (Ezekiel 4:12, 15). There is no certain indication that our coal was known to the Hebrews as fuel, and their houses, being without chimneys, were not constructed for the extensive use of fuel for warmth.

Leonard W. Doolan

Greek
5208. hule -- wood, timber, forest
... wood, timber, forest. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hule Phonetic
Spelling: (hoo-lay') Short Definition: wood, fuel Definition: wood, fuel. ...
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3586. xulon -- wood
... From another form of the base of xestes; timber (as fuel or material); by implication,
a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance -- staff ...
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4443. pura -- a fire
... a fire. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pura Phonetic Spelling:
(poo-rah') Short Definition: a fire Definition: a fire, pile of burning fuel. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3980. maakoleth -- fuel
... fuel. Transliteration: maakoleth Phonetic Spelling: (mah-ak-o'-leth) Short Definition:
fuel. Word Origin from akal Definition fuel NASB Word Usage fuel (2). fuel ...
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402. oklah -- food, eating
... Word Origin fem. of okel Definition food, eating NASB Word Usage eat (1),
food (13), fuel (3). consume, devour, eat, food, meat. ...
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4168. moqed -- a burning mass
... burning, hearth. From yaqad; a fire or fuel; abstractly, a conflagration -- burning,
hearth. see HEBREW yaqad. 4167, 4168. moqed. 4169 . Strong's Numbers.
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4169. moqedah -- hearth
... Word Origin fem. of moqed Definition hearth NASB Word Usage hearth (1). burning.
Feminine of mowqed; fuel -- burning. see HEBREW mowqed. 4168, 4169. ...
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4071. medurah -- a pile (of wood)
... pile for fire. Or mdurah {med-oo-raw'}; from duwr in the sense of accumulation;
a pile of fuel -- pile (for fire). see HEBREW duwr. 4070, 4071. ...
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Library

Whether the Fire of Hell is of the Same Species as Ours?
... xv): "Bodily fire needs bodily fuel in order to become fire; neither can it
be except by being kindled, nor live unless it be renewed. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the fire of hell 2.htm

To Brother Raimondo of Capua of the Order of the Preachers
... So I wish, because there is mighty need, that you should never cease from throwing
fuel on the fire of holy desire"the fuel of the knowledge of yourselves. ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to brother raimondo of capua 3.htm

The Much-Talked-Of Fire of the Manich├Žans; that Fire Matter ...
... And what substance of fire can be conceived without fuel, and how can what is moist
serve as fuel to it, unless what is rather physiologically said about this ...
/.../alexander/of the manichaeans/chapter xxvi the much-talked-of fire of.htm

The Burning Babe
... but newly born, in fiery heats I fry, Yet none approach to warm their hearts or
feel my fire but I! My faultless breast the furnace is, the fuel wounding thorns ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the burning babe.htm

God Still Sifting.
... Then there's the hard-coal enthusiasm that will burn steadily and faithfully by
the hour. Yet no kind, mark you, will run long without fresh fuel. ...
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Our Opinion is Supported by Several Writers of the Middle Ages
... Evil is present with me with my reason; it is near to my inward man. I
see another law the fuel or flame, which reigns. Warring ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 2/our opinion is supported by.htm

As the World Serves You by Shewing the Greatness of God's Love to ...
... As the world serves you by shewing the greatness of God's love to you, so doth
it serve you as fuel to foment and increase your praises. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/94 as the world serves.htm

The Burning Babe
... I! My faultless breast the furnace is, the fuel wounding thorns,. ... scorns;
The fuel Justice layeth on, and Mercy blows the coals; ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/x the burning babe.htm

Dying Fires
... They huddle round its dying embers for a little warmth and company, and they hope
it will scare wolf and jackal, but their fuel is all burned, and they have to ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/dying fires.htm

Examples from Nature Proving that Bodies May Remain Unconsumed and ...
... burns, though itself bright; and which, though of the most beautiful colors, discolors
almost all it touches and feeds upon, and turns blazing fuel into grimy ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 4 examples from nature proving.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Almost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered stalks of herbs (Matthew 6:30), thorns (Psalm 58:9; Ecclesiastes 7:6), animal excrements (Ezek. 4:12-15; 15:4, 6; 21:32). Wood or charcoal is much used still in all the towns of Syria and Egypt. It is largely brought from the region of Hebron to Jerusalem. (see COAL.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.

2. (n.) Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.

3. (v. t.) To feed with fuel.

4. (v. t.) To store or furnish with fuel or firing.

Thesaurus
Fuel (13 Occurrences)
... Almost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered
stalks of herbs (Matthew 6:30), thorns (Psalm 58:9; Ecclesiastes 7:6), animal ...
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Dung (27 Occurrences)
... (2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured
in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezek. ... Dung was also used as a fuel. ...
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Gate (248 Occurrences)
... and Isaiah 25:10. Dung was also used as a fuel. Ezekiel 4:12, 15 will be
understood when it is known that the dung of animals is ...
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Lime (4 Occurrences)
... The whole interior is filled with carefully packed fragments of limestone, and large
piles of thorny-burner and other shrubs to serve as fuel are gathered ...
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Bread (433 Occurrences)
... This bowl is placed inverted upon small stones and then heated with a fuel distinctly
oriental, consisting of dried dung heaped over and around it. ...
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Firing (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of discharging firearms. 2. (n.) The mode of introducing fuel
into the furnace and working it. ... 5. (n.) Fuel; firewood or coal. ...
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Coal (7 Occurrences)
... coal, although it is found in Syria. Their common fuel was dried dung of
animals and wood charcoal. Two different words are found in ...
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Fire (602 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
3. (n.) The burning of a house or town; a conflagration. ...
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Fugitive (12 Occurrences)

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Quartermaster (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) An officer whose duty is to provide quarters, provisions, storage, clothing,
fuel, stationery, and transportation for a regiment or other body of troops ...
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Bible Concordance
Fuel (13 Occurrences)

Isaiah 9:5 For all the armor of the armed man in the noisy battle, and the garments rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:19 Through the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, the land is burnt up; and the people are the fuel for the fire. No one spares his brother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering.
(See JPS RSV)

Isaiah 44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn; and he taketh thereof, and warmeth himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread: yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
(See JPS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 44:19 And no one takes note, no one has enough knowledge or wisdom to say, I have put part of it in the fire, and made bread on it; I have had a meal of the flesh cooked with it: and am I now to make the rest of it into a false god? am I to go down on my face before a bit of wood?
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 51:58 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 4:12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 15:4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and its midst is burned: is it profitable for any work?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 15:6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 21:32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be remembered no more: for I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall make fires of them seven years;
(See JPS NIV)

Ezekiel 39:10 so that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall make fires of the weapons; and they shall plunder those who plundered them, and rob those who robbed them, says the Lord Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Fuel

Fuel for Temple, How Provided

Related Terms

Dung (27 Occurrences)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Lime (4 Occurrences)

Bread (433 Occurrences)

Firing (3 Occurrences)

Coal (7 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Fugitive (12 Occurrences)

Quartermaster (1 Occurrence)

Vine-tree (3 Occurrences)

Kindles (6 Occurrences)

Noisy (14 Occurrences)

Useful (14 Occurrences)

Out (29154 Occurrences)

Juniper (7 Occurrences)

Last (1087 Occurrences)

Grate (6 Occurrences)

Grass (92 Occurrences)

Woodland (13 Occurrences)

Firewood (4 Occurrences)

Furnace (35 Occurrences)

Frying-pan (3 Occurrences)

Tender (66 Occurrences)

Register (14 Occurrences)

Duty (90 Occurrences)

Burden (111 Occurrences)

Brickkiln (3 Occurrences)

Booted (1 Occurrence)

Chars (1 Occurrence)

Charred (4 Occurrences)

Charcoal (3 Occurrences)

Contribute (4 Occurrences)

Charge (379 Occurrences)

Confused (13 Occurrences)

Stamped (27 Occurrences)

Suitable (13 Occurrences)

Supply (40 Occurrences)

Spares (4 Occurrences)

Scorched (21 Occurrences)

Spareth (9 Occurrences)

Soot (3 Occurrences)

Singed (3 Occurrences)

Station (78 Occurrences)

Shod (5 Occurrences)

Stick (47 Occurrences)

Stove (4 Occurrences)

Suffice (22 Occurrences)

Fierceness (33 Occurrences)

Devoureth (27 Occurrences)

Warrior (36 Occurrences)

Darkened (28 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Tumult (56 Occurrences)

Consumeth (37 Occurrences)

Hopper (1 Occurrence)

Rolled (38 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Profitable (34 Occurrences)

Armor (53 Occurrences)

Rushing (61 Occurrences)

Arms (166 Occurrences)

Treat (53 Occurrences)

Fit (47 Occurrences)

Devoured (81 Occurrences)

Spare (80 Occurrences)

Shed (73 Occurrences)

Raiment (75 Occurrences)

Cloak (73 Occurrences)

Noise (126 Occurrences)

Forest (67 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

Botany

Vine (76 Occurrences)

House (20110 Occurrences)

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