Obscurity
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OBSCURITY

ob-sku'-ri-ti: In modern English generally denotes a state of very faint but still perceptible illumination, and only when preceded by some such adjective as "total" does it imply the absence of all light. In Biblical English, however, only the latter meaning is found. So in Isaiah 29:18 ('ophel, "darkness"); 58:10:00; 59:9 (choshekh, "darkness"); Additions to Esther 11:8 (gnophos, "darkness"). Compare Proverbs 20:20, the King James Version "in obscure darkness," the English Revised Version "in the blackest darkness," the American Standard Revised Version "in blackness of darkness."

Greek
4655. skotos -- darkness
... 4655 (a noun) -- properly, darkness (obscurity); (figuratively) the of with its .
Word Origin a prim. word Definition darkness NASB Word Usage darkness (30). ...
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1453. egeiro -- to waken, to raise up
... or intransitively), ie Rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from
disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins ...
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4653. skotia -- darkness
... darkness. From skotos; dimness, obscurity (literally or figuratively) -- dark(-ness).
see GREEK skotos. (skotia) -- 15 Occurrences. (skotias) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4656. skotoo -- to darken
... or met.) I darken. Cognate: 4656 -- to darken; (figuratively) to produce a of
moral, spiritual darkness (obscurity, blindness). See 4654 (). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2822. choshek -- darkness, obscurity
... 2821, 2822. choshek. 2823 . darkness, obscurity. Transliteration: choshek Phonetic
Spelling: (kho-shek') Short Definition: darkness. ... darkness, night, obscurity ...
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8400. teballul -- confusion, obscurity
... 8399, 8400. teballul. 8401 . confusion, obscurity. Transliteration: teballul
Phonetic Spelling: (teb-al-lool') Short Definition: defect. ...
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652. ophel -- darkness, gloom
... darkness, obscurity, privily. From the same as 'aphel; dusk -- darkness, obscurity,
privily. see HEBREW 'aphel. 651, 652. ophel. 653 . Strong's Numbers.
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4155. muaph -- gloom
... dimness. From uwph; properly, covered, ie Dark; abstractly, obscurity, ie Distress --
dimness. see HEBREW uwph. 4154, 4155. muaph. 4156 . Strong's Numbers.
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5890. ephah -- darkness
... darkness. Feminine from uwph; obscurity (as if from covering) -- darkness. see
HEBREW uwph. 5889, 5890. ephah. 5891 . Strong's Numbers.
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5774. uwph -- to fly
... A primitive root; to cover (with wings or obscurity); hence (as denominative from
owph) to fly; also (by implication of dimness) to faint (from the darkness of ...
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Library

Causes of Obscurity in the Accounts Left us of the Baptist. ...
... THE JEWS. Section 33. Causes of Obscurity in the Accounts left us of the
Baptist."Sources: The Evangelists. Josephus. The difficulties ...
/.../section 33 causes of obscurity.htm

The Obscurity of the Sacred Writers, Though Compatible with ...
... Book IV. Chapter 8."The Obscurity of the Sacred Writers, Though Compatible
with Eloquence, Not to Be Imitated by Christian Teachers. 22. ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 8 the obscurity of the.htm

The System of the Moral Universe not Purposely Involved in ...
... Section III. The system of the moral universe not purposely involved in
obscurity to teach us a lesson of humility. But the assertion ...
/.../a theodicy or vindication of the divine glory/section iii the system of.htm

Whether the First Man Saw God through his Essence?
... iv, D, i). He also saw without an enigma, for an enigma implies obscurity, as Augustine
says (De Trin. xv, 9). Now, obscurity resulted from sin. ...
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Letter vii. --On Darkness and Want of Feeling.
... By what you tell me I understand that you are in a state of obscurity but far from
sharing the alarms that this state"a very ordinary one in persons of your ...
/.../abandonment to divine providence/letter vii on darkness and want.htm

What, Seemingly, we are to Understand by the Words, "God Divided ...
... Accordingly, though the obscurity of the divine word has certainly this advantage,
that it causes many opinions about the truth to be started and discussed ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 19 what seemingly we are.htm

Hidden and Revealed
... The collocation of these two passages may be taken, then, as representing the two
phases of the Divine Manifestation, the obscurity which must ever be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/hidden and revealed.htm

Pant├Žnus the Philosopher.
... [1515]. Footnotes: [1505] Pant├Žnus is the first teacher of the Alexandrian school
that is known to us, and even his life is involved in obscurity. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter x pantaenus the philosopher.htm

Whether There was Faith in the Angels, or in Man, in their ...
... is dark and obscure, according to 1:Cor.13:13: "We see now through a glass in a
dark manner." Now in their original state there was not obscurity either in the ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether there was faith in.htm

How There is no Reason which Can be Shown for the Selection of ...
... so many select gods to these very small works, in which they are excelled by Vitumnus
and Sentinus, though little known and sunk in obscurity, inasmuch as they ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.
Thesaurus
Obscurity (10 Occurrences)
... uncertainty. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. OBSCURITY. ob ... darkness.".
Multi-Version Concordance Obscurity (10 Occurrences). Hebrews ...
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Shadow (72 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent
on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays ...
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Gloom (29 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Partial or total darkness; thick shade;
obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight. ...
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Shade (67 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays
of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the ...
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Observance (8 Occurrences)

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Darkness (177 Occurrences)
... 30:18). The "day of darkness" in Joel 2:2, caused by clouds of locusts, is a
symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine proceedings. ...
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Version
... (1.) The oldest of these is the Septuagint, usually quoted as the LXX. The origin
of this the most important of all the versions is involved in much obscurity. ...
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Nabathaeans
... XVII, iii, 2; BJ, I, vi, 2, etc.). Their earlier history is shrouded in
obscurity. Jerome, Quaeat in Genesis 25:13, following the ...
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Noon-day (8 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 58:10 and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul: then shall thy light rise in darkness, and thine obscurity be as the ...
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Bible Concordance
Obscurity (10 Occurrences)

Hebrews 12:18 For ye have not come to the mount that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,
(DBY)

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.
(DBY)

Deuteronomy 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and obscurity.
(DBY)

Job 10:22 A land of obscurity as thick darkness, Death-shade -- and no order, And the shining 'is' as thick darkness.'
(YLT)

Job 28:3 Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
(WEB ASV)

Ecclesiastes 6:4 In wind it came and to the dark it will go, and with the dark will its name be covered.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 29:18 In that day, the deaf will hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind will see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 58:10 and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then your light shall rise in darkness, and your obscurity be as the noonday;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 59:9 Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Amos 4:13 For, lo, the former of mountains, and creator of wind, And the declarer to man what 'is' His thought, He is making dawn obscurity, And is treading on high places of earth, Jehovah, God of Hosts, 'is' His name!
(YLT)

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Obscurity

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Golden (86 Occurrences)

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Illuminate (1 Occurrence)

Involve (2 Occurrences)

Illustration (3 Occurrences)

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Revive (31 Occurrences)

Recesses (5 Occurrences)

Righteousness (442 Occurrences)

Egypt (596 Occurrences)

Expound (7 Occurrences)

Emerge (2 Occurrences)

Ezekiel (4 Occurrences)

Explain (30 Occurrences)

Explanation (9 Occurrences)

Dusk (21 Occurrences)

Declarer (1 Occurrence)

Dark (234 Occurrences)

Declare (346 Occurrences)

Dimness (2 Occurrences)

Death-shade (16 Occurrences)

Midday (11 Occurrences)

Mizraim (5 Occurrences)

Pontus (3 Occurrences)

Pestle (1 Occurrence)

Pestilence (57 Occurrences)

Proffer (1 Occurrence)

Brightness (36 Occurrences)

Background (2 Occurrences)

Blackest (5 Occurrences)

Clear (641 Occurrences)

Amos (12 Occurrences)

Ashurbanipal (1 Occurrence)

Acre (1 Occurrence)

Ascertain (5 Occurrences)

Searches (11 Occurrences)

Shines (15 Occurrences)

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Take (11064 Occurrences)

Satisfy (32 Occurrences)

Deaf (22 Occurrences)

Treading (26 Occurrences)

Noon (30 Occurrences)

Calf (39 Occurrences)

Philip (37 Occurrences)

Chemosh (8 Occurrences)

Creator (19 Occurrences)

Discomfiture (6 Occurrences)

Tithe (30 Occurrences)

Shining (115 Occurrences)

Sets (80 Occurrences)

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Red (124 Occurrences)

Thick (129 Occurrences)

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