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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (prep.) In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.

2. (prep.) Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.

3. (prep.) An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.

4. (prep.) Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.

5. (prep.) In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.

6. (prep.) Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.

7. (prep.) Open for; free of access to; in the power of.

8. (adv.) On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.

9. (adv.) In advance.

10. (adv.) In time past; previously; already.

11. (adv.) Earlier; sooner than; until then.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEFORE

be-for': The translation of a great variety of Hebrew and Greek words. "Haran died before (the English Revised Version "in the presence of," literally "before the face of") his father Terah" (Genesis 11:28). To be "before" God is to enjoy His favor (Psalm 31:22). "The Syrians before" (Isaiah 9:12 the Revised Version, margin "on the east," as "behind," owing to the position of Canaan, relative to Syria, implies the west).

DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH

(he paraskeue, "preparation"): Considered as a day of preparation, in accordance with Exodus 16:23, both before the regular Sabbath and before a feast Sabbath (Matthew 27:62 Mark 15:42 Luke 23:54 John 19:14, 31, 42). At 3 p.m., the Hebrews began to prepare their food for the next day, and to perform all labors which were forbidden to be done on the Sabbath and yet must be done. They bathed and purified themselves, dressed in festive apparel, set their tables, and lighted their lamps. On the day before Easter, the Hebrews of the later period made it their chief business to remove all leaven from the house (1 Corinthians 5:7). This custom of converting at least a portion of the day before the Sabbath into a holy day was recognized by the Romans to such an extent that, according to a rescript of Augustus, Jews need not appear in court after 3 p.m. on such days. Criminal cases were not brought before court on this day, and journeys exceeding 12 Roman miles were prohibited. The signal for the preparations was given by the priests by means of trumpets blown six times at intervals.

Frank E. Hirsch

SABBATH, DAY BEFORE THE

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Greek
4313. proporeuomai -- to make to go before, to cause to go before
... to make to go before, to cause to go before. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
proporeuomai Phonetic Spelling: (prop-or-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I ...
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4254. proago -- to lead forth, to go before
... to lead forth, to go before. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: proago Phonetic
Spelling: (pro-ag'-o) Short Definition: I lead forth, go before Definition: ( ...
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4363. prospipto -- to fall upon, fall prostrate before
... to fall upon, fall prostrate before. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prospipto
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-pip'-to) Short Definition: I fall down before ...
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1715. emprosthen -- before, in front of (in place or time)
... before, in front of (in place or time). Part of Speech: Adverb; Preposition
Transliteration: emprosthen Phonetic Spelling: (em'-pros-then) Short Definition: ...
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4315. prosabbaton -- the day before the Sabbath
... the day before the Sabbath. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: prosabbaton
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-ab'-bat-on) Short Definition: the day before the ...
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4253. pro -- before
... before. Part of Speech: Preposition Transliteration: pro Phonetic Spelling: (pro)
Short Definition: before Definition: (a) of place: before, in front of, (b) of ...
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1725. enanti -- before, ie in the presence of
... before, ie in the presence of. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: enanti Phonetic
Spelling: (en'-an-tee) Short Definition: before, in the presence of ...
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4295. prokeimai -- to be set before, to be set forth
... to be set before, to be set forth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prokeimai
Phonetic Spelling: (prok'-i-mahee) Short Definition: I am set before ...
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1799. enopios -- in sight of, before
... in sight of, before. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: enopios Phonetic Spelling:
(en-o'-pee-on) Short Definition: before the face of, in the presence of ...
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3908. paratithemi -- to place beside, to set before
... to place beside, to set before. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paratithemi
Phonetic Spelling: (par-at-ith'-ay-mee) Short Definition: I set before, serve ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6925. qodam -- before
... 6924b, 6925. qodam. 6926 . before. Transliteration: qodam Phonetic Spelling:
(kod-awm') Short Definition: before. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
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2962. terem -- not yet, ere, before that
... 2961, 2962. terem. 2963 . not yet, ere, before that. Transliteration: terem
Phonetic Spelling: (teh'-rem) Short Definition: before. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6903. qobel -- in front of, before, because of, because that
... 6902, 6903. qobel. 6904 . in front of, before, because of, because that.
Transliteration: qobel Phonetic Spelling: (keb-ale') Short Definition: inasmuch. ...
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6905. qabal -- before
... 6904, 6905. qabal. 6906 . before. Transliteration: qabal Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-bawl') Short Definition: before. Word Origin the same as qebol, qv. before ...
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3942. liphnay -- before
... 3941, 3942. liphnay. 3943 . before. Transliteration: liphnay Phonetic Spelling:
(lif-nah'ee) Short Definition: before. Word ... before From ...
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5226. nekach -- before, over against
... 5225b, 5226. nekach. 5227 . before, over against. Transliteration: nekach Phonetic
Spelling: (nay'-kakh) Short Definition: before. ... before, over against ...
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8032. shilshowm -- three days ago, day before, yesterday
... 8031, 8032. shilshowm. 8032a . three days ago, day before, yesterday.
Transliteration: shilshowm Phonetic Spelling: (shil-shome') Short Definition: time. ...
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2958. terom -- before
... terom. 2959 . before. Transliteration: terom Phonetic Spelling: (ter-ome') Short
Definition: before. ... before A variation of terem; not yet -- before. ...
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8032a. shilshom -- three days ago, day before, yesterday
... 8032, 8032a. shilshom or shilshom. 8032b . three days ago, day before, yesterday.
Transliteration: shilshom or shilshom Short Definition: previously. ...
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1162. Boaz -- "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar ...
... Boaz. 1163 . "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple.
Transliteration: Boaz Phonetic Spelling: (bo'-az) Short Definition: Boaz. ...
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Library

With, Before, After
... GENESIS WITH, BEFORE, AFTER. 'Enoch walked with God,'"Genesis 5:22.
'Walk before Me.'"Genesis 17:1. 'Ye shall walk after the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/with before after.htm

Christ Before Pilate.
... Chapter XVIII. Christ Before Pilate. ... The trial before Pilate divides itself
into the following acts: 1. Without the Prætorium. ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/christ before pilate.htm

Before the Sanhedrin
... Lesson 8 Before the Sanhedrin. [This chapter is based on Acts 5:12-42.] It
was the cross, that instrument of shame and torture, which ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 8 before the sanhedrin.htm

Grace Before Meat.
... THE PRACTICE OF PIETY. Grace before Meat. O most gracious God, and loving ... and
only Saviour. Amen. Another Grace before Meat. O eternal God ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bayly/the practice of piety/grace before meat.htm

'Before Governors and Kings'
... THE ACTS CHAP. XIII TO END 'BEFORE GOVERNORS AND KINGS'. ... Step by step he had been
led afield, and at each step the 'heavenly vision' had shone before him. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/before governors and kings.htm

Jesus Before Caiaphas
... JESUS BEFORE CAIAPHAS. 'And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another
disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture st john chaps xv to xxi/jesus before caiaphas.htm

Paul Before Felix
... THE ACTS CHAP. XIII TO END PAUL BEFORE FELIX. ... Who ought to have been here
before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.20. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/paul before felix.htm

Sunday Before Lent
... Sunday Before Lent. Text: First Corinthians 13.. 1 If I speak with the tongues
of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become ...
//christianbookshelf.org/luther/epistle sermons vol ii/sunday before lent.htm

That it was Before Predicted that the World Would Hold us in ...
... That it was before predicted that the world would hold us in abhorrence, and that
it would stir up persecutions against us, and that no new thing is happening ...
/.../cyprian/the treatises of cyprian/11 that it was before.htm

Esther Before the King.
... ESTHER BEFORE THE KING. Ahasuerus reigned over the vast empire ... preserve the
lives of the Jews. [Illustration: ESTHER BEFORE THE KING.]. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/esther before the king.htm

Thesaurus
Before (18954 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (prep.) In front of; preceding in space; ahead
of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. ...BEFORE. ...
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Before-time (1 Occurrence)
Before-time. Beforetime, Before-time. Befriend . Multi-Version
Concordance Before-time (1 Occurrence). Joshua 11:10 ...
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Vail (44 Occurrences)
... The word probably denotes some kind of cloak or wrapper. (7.) Masak, the veil which
hung before the entrance to the holy place (Exodus 26:36, 37). ...
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Splendour (32 Occurrences)
... your apparel. (DBY). 1 Chronicles 16:27 Majesty and splendour are before
him; Strength and gladness in his place. (DBY). 1 Chronicles ...
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Seats (40 Occurrences)
... (WEY). James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you,
and draw you before the judgment seats? (KJV ASV WBS YLT). ...
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Yard (8 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Ezekiel 41:12 The building that was before the separate place at the side
toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five ...
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Zephon (5 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Exodus 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and
encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. ...
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Kiriath (34 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV). Joshua 14:15 Now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath
Arba, after the greatest man among the Anakim. The land had rest from war. ...
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Knelt (20 Occurrences)
... Matthew 20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zabdi came to Him with her
sons, and knelt before Him to make a request of Him. (WEY). ...
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Kneeled (12 Occurrences)
... Matthew 18:26 The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him,
saying,'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!' (WEB). ...
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Before (18954 Occurrences)

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