Mingled People
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Strong's Hebrew
6154. ereb -- mixture, mixed company
... ereb. 6154a . mixture, mixed company. Transliteration: ereb Phonetic Spelling:
(ay'-reb) Short Definition: Arabia. Arabia, mingled people, mixed multitude, woof ...
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It is Related Also that vinegar was Given Him to Drink, or Wine ...
... of bitterness." And again, the Prophet upbraiding them says, "Oh foolish people
and unwise ... Here the Prophet has plainly set forth the wine mingled with myrrh ...
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Building in Troublous Times
... It came from the Samaritans, the mingled people who were partly descendants of the
ancient remnant of the northern kingdom, left behind after the removal by ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/building in troublous times.htm

Christ with Chrism, Lo!
... and all-lifegiving Blood, is sprinkled inwardly in your bodies, is mingled in your ...
13. The anointing of the People was"a foreshadowing of Christ; their rod a ...
/.../hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn iii christ with chrism.htm

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from ...
... excuse given is that there is danger in this way, or that ignorant people are incapable ...
eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled" (Proverbs 9 ...
/.../chapter xviii the dryness of.htm

The Character of Christ's People
... The Lord's people should not go along with the rest in their worldliness ... for the
world, when the sons of God and the daughters of men were mingled together: and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/the character of christs people.htm

Epistle Lxvii. To the Clergy and People Abiding in Spain ...
... And the bishop should be chosen in the presence of the people, who have most ... consent
unto those who do such things"who, while they are mingled in unlawful ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle lxvii to the clergy.htm

Happy are Ye Whose Bodies have Been Made to Shine!
... this salt,"the sweet salt that came from Mary,"that was mingled in the ... they the
waters,"those waters of strife,"beside which the people strove,"and ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn viii happy are ye.htm

The Events which Took Place in Jerusalem During the Reign of Nero.
... The friend accomplished it by introducing a number of robbers into the city, who,
being unknown, mingled freely with the people and slew Jonathan and many ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xx the events which took.htm

Epistle Lxii. Cæcilius, on the Sacrament of the Cup of the Lord.
... But when the water is mingled in the cup with wine, the people is made one with
Christ, and the assembly of believers is associated and conjoined with Him on ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle lxii caecilius on the.htm

An Exhortation to the People Respecting Fortitude and Patience...
... An exhortation to the people respecting fortitude and patience, from the examples
of ... bodies being altogether consumed, and their ashes being mingled with the ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily iv an exhortation to.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Mingled People


min'-g'-ld pe'-pl:

(1) "Mixed multitude" occurs in Numbers 11:4 as a translation of asaphcuph, "collection," "rabble." The same phrase in Exodus 12:38 Nehemiah 13:3 is the rendition of erebh. "Mingled people" is used also to translate `erebh, and is found in Jeremiah 25:20, 24; Jeremiah 50:37 Ezekiel 30:5, and in 1 Kings 10:15 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "Arabia"; compare the American Revised Version margin). In the last case both revised versions have followed the pointing of the Massoretic Text, and this pointing alone distinguishes "mingled people" (`erebh) from "Arabia" (`arabh); in the unvocalized text both words are equally `-r-b. Now "the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mingled people, and of the governors of the country" is very awkward, and the correction into "Arabia," as in the Massoretic Text (and English Versions of the Bible) of the parallel 2 Chronicles 9:14, is indicated. Probably the same change should be made in Ezekiel 30:5, reading "Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and Arabia, and Cub." A similar textual confusion seems to be responsible for either "and all the kings of Arabia" or "and all the kings of the mingled people" in Jeremiah 25:24. On all these verses see the commentaries.

(2) In Jeremiah 25:20; Jeremiah 50:37, "mingled people" is a term of contempt for the hybrid blood of certain of Israel's enemies. Something of this same contempt may be contained in Exodus 12:38, where a multitude of non-Israelite camp-followers are mentioned as accompanying the children of Israel in the exodus, and in Numbers 11:4 it is this motley body that seduced Israel to sin. But who they were, why they wished or were permitted to join in the exodus, and what eventually became of them or of their descendants is a very perplexing puzzle. In Nehemiah 13:3, the "mixed multitude" consists of the inhabitants of Palestine whom the Jews found there after the return from the exile (see SAMARIA). In accord with the command of Deuteronomy 23:3-5, the Jews withdrew from all religious intercourse whatever had been established with these.

NOTE.-The Hebrew noun for "mingled people" may or may not be connected with the verb translated "mingle" in Ezra 9:2 Psalm 106:35 Daniel 2:43. On this see the lexicons.

Burton Scott Easton



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