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Smith's Bible DictionaryFat
The Hebrews distinguished between the suet or pure fat of an animal and the fat which was intermixed with the lean. (Nehemiah 8:10) Certain restrictions were imposed upon them in reference to the former; some parts of the suet, viz., about the stomach, the entrails, the kidneys, and the tail of a sheep, which grows to an excessive size in many eastern countries, and produces a large quantity of rich fat, were forbidden to be eaten in the case of animals offered to Jehovah in sacrifice. (Leviticus 3:3,9,17; 7:3,23) The ground of the prohibition was that the fat was the richest part of the animal, and therefore belonged to him. (Leviticus 3:16) The burning of the fat of sacrifices was particularly specified in each kind of offering.
ATS Bible DictionaryFat
The fat portions of animals offered in sacrifice were always to be consumed, as being the choice part and especially sacred to the Lord. The blood was also sacred, as containing the life of the animal. The Jews were forbidden to eat either, Le 3:16,17; 7:23-27.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel's sacrifice (Genesis 4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Genesis 45:18; Numbers 18:12; Psalm 81:16; 147:47). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Leviticus 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Numbers 18:17. Comp. Exodus 29:13-22; Leviticus 3:3-5).
It is used figuratively for a dull, stupid state of mind (Psalm 17:10).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
2. (n.) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
3. (superl.) Abounding with fat
4. (superl.) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
5. (superl.) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
6. (superl.) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
7. (superl.) Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
8. (superl.) Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
9. (superl.) Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
10. (superl.) of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.
11. (n.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.
12. (n.) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
13. (n.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
14. (v.) To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFAT
(chelebh, chelebh): The layer of subcutaneous fat and the compact suet surrounding the viscera and imbedded in the entrails, which, like the blood, was forbidden as food in the Mosaic code (Leviticus 3:17). It was to be sacrificed to God by being burnt upon the altar (Leviticus 3:16; 30). This had to be done on the very day on which a beast had been slaughtered, to remove temptation from the Israelite to use it otherwise (Exodus 23:18). The law was probably a sanitary restriction, for, at an early date, leprosy, scrofula and disfiguring cutaneous diseases were thought to be caused by the use of fat as food. It was, moreover, an important pedagogical provision teaching the idea of self-denial, and the maxim that the richest and best meat of the edible animal belonged to Yahweh.
WINE, WINE PRESS, II.
Greek3045. liparos -- oily, fatty, fig. rich
... Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: liparos Phonetic Spelling: (lip-ar-os')
Short Definition: rich, sumptuous Definition: (lit: fat), rich, sumptuous. ...
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4096. piotes -- fatness
2695. katasphazo -- to kill off
4373. prosphatos -- recently
3975. pachuno -- to thicken, to fatten, fig. to make dull
2888. kosmokrator -- a ruler of this world
5336. phatne -- a manger
4372. prosphatos -- freshly slain, generally new
218b. aleipho -- to anoint
Strong's Hebrew1878. dashen -- to be fat, grow fat
... 1877, 1878. dashen. 1879 . to be fat, grow fat. Transliteration: dashen Phonetic
Spelling: (daw-shane') Short Definition: anointed. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2459. cheleb -- fat
8080. shamen -- to grow fat
1277. bari -- fat
1274. beri -- fat
1879. dashen -- fat
8082. shamen -- fat, robust
8081. shemen -- fat, oil
1254b. bara -- to be fat
451. alyah -- the fat tail (of sheep)
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ThesaurusFat (150 Occurrences)
... 47). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Leviticus 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3;
8:25; Numbers 18:17. Comp. ... 3. (superl.) Abounding with fat. 4 ...
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Fat-tail (1 Occurrence)
Fat-fleshed (2 Occurrences)
Kidney-fat (1 Occurrence)
Wine-fat (1 Occurrence)
Entrails (18 Occurrences)
Innards (15 Occurrences)
Inwards (24 Occurrences)
Covers (50 Occurrences)
Lobe (19 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFat (150 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
Matthew 22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying,'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'
Luke 15:23 Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;
Luke 15:27 He said to him,'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.'
Luke 15:30 But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'
Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
James 5:5 You have been living delicately on earth and have taken your pleasure; you have made your hearts fat for a day of destruction.
Genesis 4:4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,
Genesis 18:7 And running to the herd, he took a young ox, soft and fat, and gave it to the servant and he quickly made it ready;
Genesis 27:9 Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
Genesis 27:28 God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.
Genesis 27:39 Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the earth will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky from above.
Genesis 41:2 Behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, sleek and fat, and they fed in the marsh grass.
Genesis 41:4 The ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.
Genesis 41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time; and behold, seven ears of corn grew up on one stalk, fat and good.
Genesis 41:7 And the thin ears devoured the seven fat and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke; and behold, it was a dream.
Genesis 41:18 and behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, fat and sleek. They fed in the marsh grass,
Genesis 41:20 The thin and ugly cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle,
Genesis 41:21 And even with the fat cows inside them they seemed as bad as before. And so I came out of my sleep.
Genesis 41:26 The seven fat cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years: the two have the same sense.
Genesis 45:18 Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.'
Genesis 49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
Exodus 23:18 "You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread, neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning.
Exodus 27:3 And thou shalt make its pots to cleanse it of the fat, its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its firepans; for all the utensils thereof thou shalt employ copper.
Exodus 29:13 You shall take all the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
Exodus 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),
Leviticus 1:8 and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;
Leviticus 1:12 He shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat. The priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar,
Leviticus 2:7 And if your offering is of meal cooked in fat over the fire, let it be made of the best meal mixed with oil.
Leviticus 3:3 He shall offer of the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; the fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,
Leviticus 3:4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.
Leviticus 3:9 He shall offer from the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; its fat, the entire tail fat, he shall take away close to the backbone; and the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,
Leviticus 3:10 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.
Leviticus 3:14 He shall offer from it as his offering, an offering made by fire to Yahweh; the fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,
Leviticus 3:15 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.
Leviticus 3:16 The priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma; all the fat is Yahweh's.
Leviticus 3:17 "'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"
Leviticus 4:8 He shall take all the fat of the bull of the sin offering off of it; the fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,
Leviticus 4:9 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away,
Leviticus 4:19 All its fat he shall take from it, and burn it on the altar.
Leviticus 4:26 All its fat he shall burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin, and he will be forgiven.
Leviticus 4:31 All its fat he shall take away, like the fat is taken away from off of the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.
Leviticus 4:35 All its fat he shall take away, like the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them on the altar, on the offerings of Yahweh made by fire; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned, and he will be forgiven.
Leviticus 6:12 The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it, it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning: and he shall lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.
Leviticus 7:3 He shall offer all of its fat: the fat tail, and the fat that covers the innards,
Leviticus 7:4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away;
Leviticus 7:23 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying,'You shall eat no fat, of bull, or sheep, or goat.
Leviticus 7:24 The fat of that which dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of animals, may be used for any other service, but you shall in no way eat of it.
Leviticus 7:25 For whoever eats the fat of the animal, of which men offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh, even the soul who eats it shall be cut off from his people.
Leviticus 7:30 With his own hands he shall bring the offerings of Yahweh made by fire. He shall bring the fat with the breast, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before Yahweh.
Leviticus 7:31 The priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'.
Leviticus 7:33 He among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for a portion.
Leviticus 8:16 He took all the fat that was on the innards, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burned it on the altar.
Leviticus 8:20 He cut the ram into its pieces; and Moses burned the head, and the pieces, and the fat.
Leviticus 8:25 He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the innards, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh;
Leviticus 8:26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before Yahweh, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and on the right thigh.
Leviticus 9:10 but the fat, and the kidneys, and the cover from the liver of the sin offering, he burned upon the altar; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Leviticus 9:19 and the fat of the bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the innards, and the kidneys, and the cover of the liver:
Leviticus 9:20 and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar:
Leviticus 9:24 There came forth fire from before Yahweh, and consumed the burnt offering and the fat upon the altar: and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
Leviticus 10:15 The heaved thigh and the waved breast they shall bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before Yahweh: and it shall be yours, and your sons' with you, as a portion forever; as Yahweh has commanded."
Leviticus 16:25 The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar.
Leviticus 17:6 The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of Yahweh at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and burn the fat for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.
Numbers 13:20 and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. Be of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes."
Numbers 18:17 "But you shall not redeem the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat. They are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.
Numbers 18:29 out of all your gifts ye do lift up the whole heave-offering of Jehovah; out of all its fat, -- its hallowed part -- out of it.
Numbers 18:30 And thou hast said unto them, In your lifting up its fat out of it, then it hath been reckoned to the Levites, as increase of a threshing-floor, and as increase of a wine-vat;
Numbers 18:32 and ye bear no sin for it, in your lifting up its fat out of it, and the holy things of the sons of Israel ye do not pollute, and ye die not.'
Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat; then will they turn to other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.
Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat. Of the blood of the grape you drank wine.
Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Deuteronomy 32:38 Which ate the fat of their sacrifices, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you! Let them be your protection.
Judges 3:17 He offered the tribute to Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a very fat man.
Judges 3:22 and the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed on the blade, for he didn't draw the sword out of his body; and it came out behind.
1 Samuel 2:15 Yes, before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man who sacrificed, "Give meat to roast for the priest; for he will not accept boiled meat from you, but raw."
1 Samuel 2:16 If the man said to him, "Let the fat be burned first, and then take as much as your soul desires;" then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force."
1 Samuel 2:29 Why do you kick at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation, and honor your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel my people?'
1 Samuel 7:9 And Samuel taketh a fat lamb, and causeth it to go up -- a burnt-offering whole to Jehovah; and Samuel crieth unto Jehovah for Israel, and Jehovah answereth him;
1 Samuel 9:24 And the cook took up the leg with the fat tail on it, and put it before Saul. And Samuel said, This is the part which has been kept for you: take it as your part of the feast; because it has been kept for you till the right time came and till the guests were present. So that day Saul took food with Samuel.
1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the cattle, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and wouldn't utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
1 Samuel 15:22 Samuel said, "Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 28:24 The woman had a fattened calf in the house. She hurried and killed it; and she took flour, and kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread of it.
2 Samuel 1:22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, Jonathan's bow didn't turn back. Saul's sword didn't return empty.
2 Samuel 6:13 It was so, that, when those who bore the ark of Yahweh had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf.
1 Kings 1:9 Adonijah killed sheep and cattle and fatlings by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En Rogel; and he called all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah, the king's servants:
1 Kings 1:19 He has slain cattle and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the army; but he hasn't called Solomon your servant.
1 Kings 1:25 For he is gone down this day, and has slain cattle and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king's sons, and the captains of the army, and Abiathar the priest. Behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and say,'Long live king Adonijah!'
1 Kings 4:23 ten head of fat cattle, and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl.
1 Kings 8:64 The same day did the king make the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar that was before Yahweh was too little to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat of the peace offerings.
1 Chronicles 4:40 They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.
2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat.
2 Chronicles 29:35 Also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and with the drink offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of Yahweh was set in order.
2 Chronicles 35:14 Afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the priests, because the priests the sons of Aaron were busied in offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night: therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
Nehemiah 5:18 Now the food made ready for one day was one ox and six fat sheep, as well as fowls; and once in ten days a store of all sorts of wine: but all the same, I did not take the food to which the ruler had a right, because the people were crushed under a hard yoke.
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be grieved; for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.
Nehemiah 9:25 They took fortified cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all good things, cisterns dug out, vineyards, and olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance: so they ate, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.
Nehemiah 9:35 For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and fat land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Job 15:27 because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.
Job 21:24 His sides are full of fat, and the marrow of his bones is moistened;
Psalms 17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
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