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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An architectural term found only in Ezek. 40:16, 21, 22, 26, 29. There is no absolute proof that the Israelites employed arches in their buildings. The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date B.C. 1350. There are also still found the remains of an arch, known as Robinson's Arch, of the bridge connecting Zion and Moriah. (see TYROPOEON VALLEY.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Any part of a curved line.

2. (n.) Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.

3. (n.) A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve.

4. (n.) Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.

5. (n.) Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.

6. (v. t.) To cover with an arch or arches.

7. (v. t.) To form or bend into the shape of an arch.

8. (v. i.) To form into an arch; to curve.

9. (a.) Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.

10. (a.) Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.

11. (n.) A chief.

12. (n.) A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARCH

arch ('ayil; Septuagint ta ailam, in sense of "posts" or "colonnade"): Referred to repeatedly in Ezekiel 40:16, but translation is an error for "porch" or "portico." the Revised Version (British and American) gives in marg, "or, colonnade. The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain." The principle of arch construction was known to the Jews and examples of early Jewish rude arches have been found in Palestine. An arched form need not necessarily be constructed with radiating joints; it can be corbelled as at Mycenae (Treasury of Atreus). This type of construction has been found also in Palestine.

Greek
476. antidikos -- an opponent, adversary
... adversary. From anti and dike; an opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as
the arch-enemy) -- adversary. see GREEK anti. see GREEK dike. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
361. elam -- a porch
... arch. Or (shortened);elam {ay-lawm'}; or (feminine) ielammah {ay-lam-maw'}; probably
from 'ayil; a pillar-space (or colonnade), ie A pale (or portico) -- arch. ...
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8382. taam -- to be double
... root; to be complete; but used only as denominative from ta'owm, to be (causatively,
make) twinned, ie (figuratively) duplicate or (arch.) Jointed -- coupled ...
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92. aguddah -- a band
... bunch, burden, troop. Feminine passive participle of an unused root (meaning to
bind); a band, bundle, knot, or arch -- bunch, burden, troop. 91, 92. ...
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7198. qesheth -- a bow
... From qashah in the original sense (of qowsh) of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence,
figuratively, strength) or the iris -- X arch(-er), + arrow, bow((-man ...
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8561. timorah -- palm (tree) figure
... (plural o or (feminine) timmorah (singular and plural) {tim-mo-raw'}; from the same
root as tamar; (arch.) A palm-like pilaster (ie Umbellate) -- palm tree. ...
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7549. raqia -- an extended surface, expanse
... firmament. From raqa'; properly, an expanse, ie The firmament or (apparently) visible
arch of the sky -- firmament. see HEBREW raqa'. 7548, 7549. raqia. 7550 ...
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8064. shamayim -- heaven, sky
... 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 which ...
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8121. shemesh -- sun
... From an unused root meaning to be brilliant; the sun; by implication, the east;
figuratively, a ray, ie (arch.) A notched battlement -- + east side(-ward), sun ...
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1610. gaph -- body, self, height, elevation
... highest places, himself. From an unused root meaning to arch; the back; by extensive
the body or self -- + highest places, himself. 1609, 1610. gaph. 1611 ...
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2588. chanuth -- a cell, vault
... cabin. From chanah; properly, a vault or cell (with an arch); by implication, a
prison -- cabin. see HEBREW chanah. 2587, 2588. chanuth. 2589 . ...
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Library

Circular Letter to the Clergy of the Arch-Deaconry of Suffolk.
... Circular Letter to the Clergy of the Arch-Deaconry of Suffolk. My Worthy Brethren, ...
HUMPHREY PRIDEAUX,. Arch-Deacon of Suffolk. August 17th, 1692. Footnotes: ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/circular letter to the clergy.htm

Transactions of that Period, and Progress of Christian Doctrine ...
... Book III. Chapter XVII."Transactions of that Period, and Progress of Christian
Doctrine through the Joint Efforts of Emperors and Arch-Priests. ...
/.../chapter xvii transactions of that period.htm

Athanasius Again Reinstated by the Letter of Constantius, and ...
... Book III. Chapter XX."Athanasius again reinstated by the Letter of Constantius,
and receives his See. The Arch-Priests of Antioch. ...
/.../chapter xx athanasius again reinstated by.htm

The Life of Mr. Patrick Hamilton.
... James Beaton was arch-bishop, Hugh Spence dean of divinity, John Waddel rector,
James Simson official, Thomas Ramsay canon and dean of the abbey, with the ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr patrick.htm

The Life of David Hackston of Rathillet.
... that party, until the 3d of May 1679, that we find him, with other eight gentlemen,
who were in quest of one Carmichael, who, by means of the arch-bishop, had ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of david hackston.htm

The Life of Robert Ker of Kersland, Esq.
... guards, and kept in the guard house till next day; when the commanding officer would
have dismissed him, but first he behoved to know the arch-bishop's pleasure ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of robert ker.htm

The Life of Mr. Robert Bailey.
... After his study of divinity, he took orders from arch-bishop Law, about the year
1622, and was soon after presented by the earl of Eglinton to the church of ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr robert 5.htm

Concerning Jonathan, one of the Sicarii, that Stirred up a ...
... [8] Vespasian and his two sons, Titus and Domitian. [9] See the representations
of these Jewish vessels as they still stand on Titus's triumphal arch at Rome ...
/.../chapter 11 concerning jonathan one.htm

The Life of Mr. Angus Macbean.
... In August, the presbytery were informed not only that he absented wilfully, but
that he disowned the government of the church by arch-bishops, bishops, &c. ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr angus.htm

The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
... Mr. Mitchel, being now excluded from all mercy or favour from the government, and
having not yet laid down arms, and taking the arch-bishop of St. ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr james 5.htm

Thesaurus
Arch (24 Occurrences)
... The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest
existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date BC 1350. ...
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Cope (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave
of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door. ...
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Vault (2 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an
arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court. ...
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Tyropoeon
... A fragment of the arch (qv) of this bridge (called "Robinson's Arch"), where it
projects from the sanctuary wall, was discovered by Robinson in 1839. ...
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Arched (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Arch. 2. (a.) Made with an arch or curve;
covered with an arch; as, an arched door. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Candlestick (34 Occurrences)
... shown him. Its form is described in Exodus 25:31-40; 37:17-24, and may
be seen represented on the Arch of Titus at Rome. It was ...
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Thessalonica (8 Occurrences)
... Jason," with whom Paul and Silas lodged, are in the original called politarchai,
an unusual word, which was found, however, inscribed on an arch in Thessalonica ...
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Gabbatha (1 Occurrence)
... of the Aramaic gabhetha', meaning "height" or "ridge." Tradition which now locates
the Pretorium at the Antonia and associates the triple Roman arch near there ...
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Thrust (92 Occurrences)
... 9. (n.) An attack; an assault. 10. (n.) The force or pressure of one part of a
construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal ...
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Barber
... LITERATURE. Benzinger, heb. Arch., 110; Nowack, Lehrbuch der Heb. Arch.,
134; W. Max Muller, Asien und Europa, 296. George B. Eager. ...
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Concordance
Arch (24 Occurrences)

Revelation 4:3
And to my eyes he was like a jasper and a sardius stone: and there was an arch of light round the high seat, like an emerald.
(BBE)

Revelation 10:1
And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and an arch of coloured light was round his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire;
(BBE)

Genesis 1:6
And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.
(BBE)

Genesis 1:7
And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.
(BBE)

Genesis 1:8
And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
(BBE)

Genesis 1:14
And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:
(BBE)

Genesis 1:15
And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.
(BBE)

Genesis 1:17
And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;
(BBE)

Genesis 1:20
And God said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven.
(BBE)

1 Kings 6:31
For the way into the inmost room he made doors of olive-wood, the arch and the door supports forming a five-sided opening.
(BBE)

Job 22:14
Thick clouds are covering him, so that he is unable to see; and he is walking on the arch of heaven.
(BBE)

Psalms 19:1
<To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> The heavens are sounding the glory of God; the arch of the sky makes clear the work of his hands.
(BBE)

Psalms 104:3
The arch of your house is based on the waters; you make the clouds your carriage; you go on the wings of the wind:
(BBE)

Proverbs 8:27
When he made ready the heavens I was there: when he put an arch over the face of the deep:
(BBE)

Isaiah 40:22
It is he who is seated over the arch of the earth, and the people in it are as small as locusts; by him the heavens are stretched out like an arch, and made ready like a tent for a living-place.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 1:22
And over the heads of the living beings there was the form of an arch, looking like ice, stretched out over their heads on high.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 1:23
Under the arch their wings were straight, one stretched out to another: every one had two wings covering their bodies on this side and two covering their bodies on that side.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 1:25
And there was a voice from the top of the arch which was over their heads: when they came to rest they let down their wings.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 1:26
And on the top of the arch which was over their heads was the form of a king's seat, like a sapphire stone; and on the form of the seat was the form of a man seated on it on high.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 10:1
Then looking, I saw that on the arch which was over the head of the winged ones there was seen over them what seemed like a sapphire stone, having the form of a king's seat.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 16:24
That you made for yourself an arched room in every open place.
(Root in BBE YLT)

Ezekiel 16:31
For you have made your arched room at the top of every street, and your high place in every open place; though you were not like a loose woman in getting together your payment.
(Root in BBE YLT)

Ezekiel 16:39
I will give you into their hands, and your arched room will be overturned and your high places broken down; they will take your clothing off you and take away your fair jewels: and when they have done, you will be uncovered and shamed.
(Root in BBE YLT)

Amos 9:6
It is he who makes his rooms in the heaven, basing his arch on the earth; whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, and sends them flowing over the face of the earth; the Lord is his name.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Arch

Arch of Titus

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Thessalonica (8 Occurrences)

Gabbatha (1 Occurrence)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Barber

Cuttings (5 Occurrences)

Canopy (8 Occurrences)

Crown (94 Occurrences)

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Span (14 Occurrences)

Locusts (33 Occurrences)

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Living-place (83 Occurrences)

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Ink (4 Occurrences)

Impost (2 Occurrences)

Inmost (49 Occurrences)

Inscribed (20 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Five-sided (1 Occurrence)

Firmament (17 Occurrences)

Forming (27 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)

Tongue (160 Occurrences)

Triumphal (2 Occurrences)

Round (664 Occurrences)

Rainbow (6 Occurrences)

Rise (417 Occurrences)

Respond (21 Occurrences)

Recessed (2 Occurrences)

Expanse (18 Occurrences)

Destroyer (23 Occurrences)

Drift (1 Occurrence)

Diadem (9 Occurrences)

Deriding (4 Occurrences)

Devil (58 Occurrences)

Marking (11 Occurrences)

Music-maker (55 Occurrences)

Parting (27 Occurrences)

Patara (1 Occurrence)

Pinnacle (2 Occurrences)

Beauteous (15 Occurrences)

Buttress (1 Occurrence)

Brow (24 Occurrences)

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Basing (7 Occurrences)

Bathing (9 Occurrences)

Compasses (1 Occurrence)

Compass (51 Occurrences)

Circuit (27 Occurrences)

Center (30 Occurrences)

Changes (27 Occurrences)

Coloured (21 Occurrences)

Aman (1 Occurrence)

Arcades (1 Occurrence)

Agagite (5 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

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Surmounted (1 Occurrence)

Solid (13 Occurrences)

Shihor (5 Occurrences)

Supports (25 Occurrences)

Shewbread (16 Occurrences)

Sweep (34 Occurrences)

Support (135 Occurrences)

Stript (3 Occurrences)

Sky (278 Occurrences)

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