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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCLOUD, PILLAR OF
pil'-ar (matstsebhah, `ammudh; stulos): In a good many cases the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "pillars" for the King James Version "images" (matstsebhoth, Exodus 34:13 Deuteronomy 7:5 1 Kings 14:23, etc.). In Genesis 19:26, where "pillar of salt" is given, the word is netsibh; in 1 Samuel 2:8 it is matsuq; while in most other single uses the Revised Version margin gives variant renderings, as in Judges 9:6 (mutstsabh), the Revised Version margin "garrison"; in 1 Kings 10:12 (mic`adh), the Revised Version margin " `a railing,' Hebrew `a prop' "; in 2 Kings 18:16 ('omenoth), the Revised Version margin "doorposts." The matstsebhoth were (1) memorial pillars, as in the "pillars" of Jacob at Bethel (Genesis 28:18, 22; compare Genesis 31:13; Genesis 35:14), in covenant with Laban (Genesis 31:45), at Rachel's grave (Genesis 35:20); Absalom's pillar (2 Samuel 18:18). Such pillars were legitimate (theory of a fetishistic character is not grounded); it is predicted in Isaiah 19:19 that such a pillar would be set up to Yahweh at the border of Egypt. (2) Idolatrous pillars, in Canaanitish and other heathen worships. These were to be ruthlessly broken down (the King James Version "images," see above; Exodus 23:24; Exodus 34:13 Deuteronomy 7:5, etc.; compare Leviticus 26:1). See IMAGES. The other word, `ammudh, is used of the pillar of cloud and fire (see below); of the pillars of the tabernacle and temple (see under the word); of the two pillars JACHIN AND BOAZ (which see); poetically of the "pillars" of heaven, of earth (Job 9:6; Job 26:11 Psalm 75:3; Psalm 99:7), etc. In the few instances of the word in the New Testament, the use is figurative. James, Cephas and John were reputed to be pillars" of the church at Jerusalem (Galatians 2:9); the church is "the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15); he that overcomes is made "a pillar" in the temple of God (Revelation 3:12); a strong angel had feet "as pillars of fire" (Revelation 10:1).
PLAIN OF THE PILLAR
('elon mutstsbh; Codex Vaticanus reads pros te balano te heurete tes staseos tes en Sikimois; Codex Alexandrinus omits te heurete, and the second tes): With the Revised Version margin we must read "terebinth of the pillar," the place where the men of Shechem and Beth-millo made Abimelech king (Judges 9:6). This was one of the sacred trees of which there seem to have been several near Shechem. See MEONENIM, OAK OF. "The pillar" may possibly have been the great stone which Joshua set up "under the oak that was by the sanctuary of Yahweh" (Joshua 24:26).
SALT, PILLAR OF
PILLAR OF SALT
PILLAR, PLAIN OF THE
See PLAIN OF THE PILLAR.
Greek4769. stulos -- a pillar
... a pillar. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: stulos Phonetic Spelling:
(stoo'-los) Short Definition: a pillar Definition: a pillar, support, column ...
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Strong's Hebrew4676. matstsebah -- a pillar, stump
... 4675, 4676. matstsebah. 4677 . a pillar, stump. Transliteration: matstsebah
Phonetic Spelling: (mats-tsay-baw') Short Definition: pillar. ...
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5982. ammud -- a pillar, column
5333. netsib -- a pillar, prefect, garrison, post
547. omnah -- pillar
4678. matstsebeth -- pillar, substance
4690. matsuq -- molten support, pillar
352b. ayil -- a projecting pillar or pilaster
2553. chamman -- a sun pillar
1162. Boaz -- "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar ...
3805. kothereth -- capital (of a pillar)
The Guiding Pillar
Of the Appearance in the Pillar of Cloud and of Fire.
The Perpetual Pillar of Cloud and Fire
The Pillar of the Cloud
The Cloud and Pillar of Fire.
LMW Scott. The Pillar and Cloud.
Who is She that Goeth up by the Wilderness, Like a Pillar of Smoke ...
Third Mark of Inspiration, which is Holy Obedience to the Church ...
The Scourging of Jesus.
How Moses Discharged the Part of a Military Leader.
Smith's Bible DictionaryPillar
The notion of a pillar is of a shaft or isolated pile either supporting or not supporting a roof. But perhaps the earliest application of the pillar was the votive or monumental, This in early times consisted of nothing but a single stone or pile of stones. (Genesis 28:18; 31:40) etc. The stone Ezel, (1 Samuel 20:19) was probably a terminal stone or a way-mark. The "place" set up by Saul (1 Samuel 15:12) is explained by St, Jerome to be a trophy. So also Jacob set up a pillar over Rachel's grave. (Genesis 36:20) The monolithic tombs and obelisks of Petra are instances of similar usage. Lastly, the figurative use of the term "pillar," in reference to the cloud and fire accompanying the Israelites on their march or as in (Solomon 3:6) and Reve 10:1 Is plainly derived from the notion of an isolated column not supporting a roof.
ATS Bible DictionaryPillar
Sometimes means a monumental column, Genesis 35:20 2 Samuel 18:18; or a column of cloud or smoke, Exodus 13:21 Jud 20:40. The stately column which adorns and supports the front of a temple, Jud 16:25-30 Job 9:6 26:11, illustrates the position of prophets, Jeremiah 1:18, apostles, Galatians 2:9, believers, Revelation 3:12, and the church itself, respecting the truth, 1 Timothy 3:15.
Easton's Bible DictionaryUsed to support a building (Judges 16:26, 29); as a trophy or memorial (Genesis 28:18; 35:20; Exodus 24:4; 1 Samuel 15:12, A.V., "place, " more correctly "monument, " or "trophy of victory, " as in 2 Samuel 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Exodus 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Judges 9:6 ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar", i.e., of the monument or stone set up by Joshua (24:26).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament.
2. (n.) Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state.
3. (n.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
4. (n.) The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
ThesaurusPillar (72 Occurrences)
... or "trophy of victory, " as in 2 Samuel 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence
was manifested (Exodus 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Judges 9:6 ...
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Standing-pillar (3 Occurrences)
Rachel's (5 Occurrences)
Dale (2 Occurrences)
Cloudy (6 Occurrences)
Vale (20 Occurrences)
Erected (26 Occurrences)
Monument (7 Occurrences)
Chapiter (8 Occurrences)
Support (135 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePillar (72 Occurrences)
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Paul's Letter to Titus
Revelation 3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.
Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Genesis 28:18 Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top.
Genesis 28:22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give the tenth to you."
Genesis 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.'"
Genesis 31:45 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
Genesis 31:49 and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
Genesis 31:51 Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.
Genesis 31:52 May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
Genesis 35:14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.
Genesis 35:20 Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
Exodus 13:21 Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night:
Exodus 13:22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn't depart from before the people.
Exodus 14:19 The angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them.
Exodus 14:24 It happened in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked out on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Egyptian army.
Exodus 15:8 By your breath the waves were massed together, the flowing waters were lifted up like a pillar; the deep waters became solid in the heart of the sea.
Exodus 25:31 And you are to make a support for lights, of the best gold; its base and its pillar are to be of hammered gold; its cups, its buds, and its flowers are to be made of the same metal.
Exodus 25:34 And on the pillar, four cups like almond flowers, every one with its bud and its flower:
Exodus 33:9 It happened, when Moses entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with Moses.
Exodus 33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, and all the people rose up and worshiped, everyone at their tent door.
Exodus 37:17 Then he made the support for the lights, all of the best gold; its base and its pillar were of hammered gold; its cups and buds and flowers were all made out of the same metal:
Exodus 37:20 And on its pillar, four cups like almond flowers, every one with its bud and its flower;
Leviticus 26:1 "'You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God.
Numbers 12:5 Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forward.
Numbers 14:14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you Yahweh are in the midst of this people; for you Yahweh are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them, and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night.
Deuteronomy 16:22 Neither shall you set yourself up a pillar; which Yahweh your God hates.
Deuteronomy 31:15 Yahweh appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud: and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.
Judges 9:6 All the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo, and went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar that was in Shechem.
Judges 20:38 Now the sign fixed between the men of Israel and those making the surprise attack was that when they made a pillar of smoke go up from the town,
Judges 20:40 But when the cloud began to arise up out of the city in a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to the sky.
1 Samuel 14:5 The one crag formed a pillar on the north opposite to Michmash, and the other on the south opposite to Geba.
1 Samuel 15:12 And early in the morning he got up and went to Saul; and word was given to Samuel that Saul had come to Carmel and put up a pillar, and had gone from there down to Gilgal.
2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, "I have no son to keep my name in memory." He called the pillar after his own name; and it is called Absalom's monument, to this day.
1 Kings 7:15 For he fashioned the two pillars of brass, eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits encircled either of them about.
1 Kings 7:18 So he made the pillars; and there were two rows around on the one network, to cover the capitals that were on the top of the pillars: and so did he for the other capital.
1 Kings 7:21 He set up the pillars at the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called its name Jachin; and he set up the left pillar, and called its name Boaz.
1 Kings 7:31 The mouth of it inside the angle-plate was one cubit across; it was round like a pillar, a cubit and a half across; it had designs cut on it; the sides were square, not round.
2 Kings 3:2 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, but not like his father, and like his mother; for he put away the pillar of Baal that his father had made.
2 Kings 10:26 They brought out the pillars that were in the house of Baal, and burned them.
2 Kings 10:27 They broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine, to this day.
2 Kings 11:14 and she looked, and behold, the king stood by the pillar, as the manner was, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and cried, "Treason! Treason!"
2 Kings 23:3 The king stood by the pillar, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and all his soul, to confirm the words of this covenant that were written in this book: and all the people stood to the covenant.
2 Kings 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a capital of brass was on it; and the height of the capital was three cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital around it, all of brass: and like to these had the second pillar with network.
2 Chronicles 23:13 and she looked, and, behold, the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets; the singers also played on instruments of music, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and said, Treason! treason!
2 Chronicles 34:31 Then the king, taking his place by the pillar, made an agreement before the Lord, to go in the way of the Lord, and to keep his orders and his decisions and his rules with all his heart and with all his soul, and to keep the words of the agreement recorded in this book.
Nehemiah 9:12 Moreover in a pillar of cloud you led them by day; and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light in the way in which they should go.
Nehemiah 9:19 yet you in your manifold mercies didn't forsake them in the wilderness: the pillar of cloud didn't depart from over them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to show them light, and the way in which they should go.
Esther 5:14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Let a pillar, fifty cubits high, be made ready for hanging him, and in the morning get the king to give orders for the hanging of Mordecai: then you will be able to go to the feast with the king with a glad heart. And Haman was pleased with the suggestion, and he had the pillar made.
Esther 6:4 Then the king said, Who is in the outer room? Now Haman had come into the outer room to get the king's authority for the hanging of Mordecai on the pillar which he had made ready for him.
Esther 7:9 Then Harbonah, one of the unsexed servants waiting before the king, said, See, the pillar fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who said a good word for the king, is still in its place in Haman's house. Then the king said, Put him to death by hanging him on it.
Esther 7:10 So Haman was put to death by hanging him on the pillar he had made for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath became less.
Psalms 99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud. They kept his testimonies, the statute that he gave them.
Proverbs 26:14 A door is turned on its pillar, and the hater of work on his bed.
Isaiah 9:18 For wickedness burneth as a fire: it devoureth briars and thorns, and kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they go rolling up like a pillar of smoke.
Isaiah 19:19 In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border.
Isaiah 30:17 A thousand will go in fear before one; even before five you will go in flight: till you are like a pillar by itself on the top of a mountain, and like a flag on a hill.
Jeremiah 1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.
Jeremiah 10:5 They are like a palm-tree, of turned work, and speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.
Jeremiah 48:9 Put up a pillar for Moab, for she will come to a complete end: and her towns will become a waste, without anyone living in them.
Jeremiah 52:21 As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow.
Jeremiah 52:22 A capital of brass was on it; and the height of the one capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of brass: and the second pillar also had like these, and pomegranates.
Ezekiel 21:19 And you, son of man, have two ways marked out, so that the sword of the king of Babylon may come; let the two of them come out of one land: and let there be a pillar at the top of the road:
Ezekiel 21:20 Put a pillar at the top of the road for the sword to come to Rabbah in the land of the children of Ammon, and to Judah and to Jerusalem in the middle of her.
Ezekiel 40:14 He made also posts, sixty cubits; and the court reached to the posts, around the gate.
Ezekiel 40:16 There were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on each post were palm trees.
Ezekiel 40:48 Then he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
Ezekiel 41:1 He brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tent.
Ezekiel 41:3 Then went he inward, and measured each post of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, seven cubits.
Ezekiel 43:8 By putting their doorstep by my doorstep, and the pillar of their door by the pillar of my door, with only a wall between me and them; and they have made my holy name unclean by the disgusting things which they have done: so in my wrath I sent destruction on them.
Ezekiel 46:2 And the ruler is to go in through the covered way of the outer doorway outside, and take his place by the pillar of the doorway, and the priests will make his burned offering and his peace-offerings and he will give worship at the doorstep of the doorway; then he will go out, and the door will not be shut till the evening.
Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim:
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