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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) On high; in the air; high above the ground.

2. (adv.) In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven.

3. (prep.) Above; on top of.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-loft' (epano): Only in 1 Esdras 8:92. Meaning obscure. The statement following a confession of sin means probably that Israel in penitence returning to the Lord, is exultant in the assurance of His forgiveness, and encouraged in efforts at reformation.

5311. hupsos -- height
... Word Origin from hupsi (on high, aloft) Definition height NASB Word Usage height
(2), high (3), high position (1). exalted, height, on high. ...
// - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
7687. Segub -- "exalted," two Israelites
... NASB Word Usage Segub (3). Segub. From sagab; aloft; Segub, the name of two Israelites
-- Segub. see HEBREW sagab. 7686, 7687. Segub. 7688 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/7687.htm - 6k

8064. shamayim -- heaven, sky
... Dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}; from an unused root meaning to be
lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in ...
/hebrew/8064.htm - 6k

4791. marom -- height
... From ruwm; altitude, ie Concretely (an elevated place), abstractly (elevation,
figuratively (elation), or adverbially (aloft) -- (far) above, dignity, haughty ...
/hebrew/4791.htm - 6k

5920. al -- height
... above, high, most High. From alah; properly, the top; specifically, the highest
(ie God); also (adverb) aloft, to Jehovah -- above, high, most High. ...
/hebrew/5920.htm - 6k

7315. rom -- on high
... Word Origin from rum Definition on high NASB Word Usage high (1). on high. From
ruwm; elevation, ie (adverbially) aloft -- on high. see HEBREW ruwm. ...
/hebrew/7315.htm - 6k


He Perished under Divine Wrath. visions of the Emperor's Death ...
... Visions of the Emperor's Death seen by Various Individuals. Reply of the
Carpenter's Son; Julian tossed his Blood aloft to Christ. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter ii he perished under divine.htm

Origin of the World; Basilides' Account of the "Sonship. "
... He confers benefits, because, as a wing of a bird, when removed from the bird, would
not of itself soar high up and aloft; nor, again, would a bird, when ...
/.../hippolytus/the refutation of all heresies/chapter x origin of the world.htm

The Ridiculous Fancies of the Manich??ans About the Motion of ...
... It is necessary, then, that some force should be applied to it for it to
be borne aloft, as with the stone and the lump of earth. ...
/.../alexander/of the manichaeans/chapter ix the ridiculous fancies of.htm

Fragment xxviii. "And the Man of God Said, Where did it Fall? and ...
... And he cut down a tree, and cast it in there, and the iron floated." [4843] This
was a sign that souls should be borne aloft (anagoges psuchon) through the ...
/.../fragments from the lost writings of irenaeus/fragment xxviii and the man.htm

Of the Golden Age, of Images, and Prometheus, who First Fashioned ...
... But if they would raise their eyes aloft and behold God, who raised them up to the
sight of heaven and Himself, they never would bend and prostrate themselves ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xxv of the golden age.htm

Of the Lightness of the Soul which May be Compared to a Wing or ...
... or very light wing, which, if it has not been damaged or affected by being spoilt
by any moisture falling on it from without, is borne aloft almost naturally ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter iv of the lightness.htm

Against the Opinion of those who Think that the Punishments of the ...
... So penal sufferings they endure. For ancient crime, to make them pure; Some hang
aloft in open view,. For winds to pierce them through and through,. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 13 against the opinion of.htm

Whether Fear Hinders Action?
... Objection 2: Further, those who fear while doing anything, are more apt to fail:
thus a man who walks on a plank placed aloft, easily falls through fear ...
/.../ theologica/whether fear hinders action.htm

The Disciple, -- Sometimes this Question is Asked, "Since God is ...
... for the sea water as it rises upwards leaves behind it its salt and bitterness),
so when the thoughts and desires of the man of prayer rise aloft like misty ...
/...// the masters feet/section i the disciple 3.htm

Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
... For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with
it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle ii to anastasius bishop.htm

Aloft (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ALOFT. a-loft' (epano): Only in 1 Esdras 8:92.
Meaning obscure. ... Multi-Version Concordance Aloft (3 Occurrences). ...
/a/aloft.htm - 8k

Mount (311 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to
ascend; -- often with up. ... 11. (vt) To raise aloft; to lift on high. 12. ...
/m/mount.htm - 68k

Top (880 Occurrences)
... It serves to spread the topmast rigging, thus strengthening the mast, and also
furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft. 10. ...
/t/top.htm - 8k

Vulture (16 Occurrences)
... This bird waited until smaller vultures, eagles and hawks stripped a carcass to
the bone, then carried the skeleton aloft and dashed it on the rocks until the ...
/v/vulture.htm - 14k

Keep (4573 Occurrences)
... 17. (vi) To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as,
to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to ...
/k/keep.htm - 9k

Up (25836 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or
in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down. ...
/u/up.htm - 9k

Ossifrage (2 Occurrences)
... the fact that after smaller vultures and eagles had stripped a carcass to the last
shred of muscle, the lammergeier then carried the skeleton aloft and dropped ...
/o/ossifrage.htm - 10k

Overhead (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling
or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith. ...
/o/overhead.htm - 7k

Low (216 Occurrences)
... (n.) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn. 27.
(adv.) In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground. 28. ...
/l/low.htm - 39k

Lay (524 Occurrences)
... 30. (vi) To produce and deposit eggs. 31. (vi) To take a position; to come or go;
as, to lay forward; to lay aloft. 32. (vi) To lay a wager; to bet. 33. ...
/l/lay.htm - 41k

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Aloft (3 Occurrences)

Ezekiel 19:11
It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.
(See RSV)

Obadiah 1:4
Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says Yahweh.
(See RSV)

Zechariah 14:10
All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses.
(See RSV)



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