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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water course, or over a chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank to the other.

2. (n.) Anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.

3. (n.) The small arch or bar at right angles to the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them and transmit their vibrations to the body of the instrument.

4. (n.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.

5. (n.) A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall.

6. (v. t.) To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.

7. (v. t.) To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.

8. (v. t.) To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

brij (gephura, 2 Maccabees 12:13 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) GEPHYRUN): Does not occur in the canonical Scriptures, unless it be indirectly in the proper name Geshur (geshur, 2 Samuel 3:3; 2 Samuel 13:37; 2 Samuel 15:8 1 Chronicles 2:23, and others). The so-called Jacob's bridge is said to mark the site where Jacob crossed the upper Jordan on his return from Paddan-aram, but, of course, does not date from the time of the patriarch. There are traces of ancient bridges across the Jordan in the vicinity of the Lake of Gennesaret, over the Arnon and over other rivers which enter the Jordan from the east; but none of them seem to date farther back than the Roman period. Nahum 2:6, in which the Chaldaic paraphrase renders "bridges," evidently refers to dikes or weirs. Judas Maccabeus is said to have planted a bridge in order to besiege the town of Casphor (2 Maccabees 12:13). Josephus (Ant., V, i, 3) tells us that the Jordan, before the passage of the Israelites, had never been bridged, evidently implying that in his own time bridges had been constructed over it, which was the case, under the Romans. The bridge connecting the temple with the upper part of the city of which Josephus speaks (War, VI, vi, 2; Ant, XV, xi, 5) probably was a viaduct.

Frank E. Hirsch

1492. eido -- be aware, behold, consider, perceive
... 1492 () then is physical seeing (sight) which should be the constant bridge to
mental and spiritual seeing (). Word Origin see eidon and oida. ...
// - 10k
Strong's Hebrew
1650. Geshur -- a territory East of the upper Jordan, also inhab. ...
... Geshur, Geshurite. From an unused root (meaning to join); bridge; Geshur, a district
of Syria -- Geshur, Geshurite. 1649, 1650. Geshur. 1651 . ...
/hebrew/1650.htm - 6k

Death of Archdeacon Bridge
... Death of Archdeacon Bridge. ... Archdeacon Bridge was prematurely carried off, in the
midst of his zealous and successful labours, at the end of February, 1856. ...
/.../murray/kalli the esquimaux christian /death of archdeacon bridge.htm

Death of Maxentius on the Bridge of the Tiber.
... The Life of the blessed emperor constantine, by eusebius pamphilus. Book I. Chapter
XXXVIII."Death of Maxentius on the Bridge of the Tiber. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxxviii death of maxentius on.htm

1877-1879. "They Helped Every one his Neighbour" --Miss Child, a ...
... helped every one his neighbour""Miss Child, a fellow-labourer "The work in Ratcliff
Highway"Strangers' Rest for Sailors""Welcome Home"""Bridge of Hope ...
/...// answers/chapter vii 1877-1879 they helped.htm

"Keep Step. "
... easy task. I remember one October morning walking across an old
smoke-begrimed bridge that spans the Ohio at Cincinnati. My eye ...
// talks with world winners/keep step.htm

Mobbed by Masons
... friends to keep at a distance. Some masons were at work on the first bridge,
who gave us some coarse words. We had abundance more as ...
// journal of john wesley/mobbed by masons.htm

Chapter twenty-two
... It was midnight on Blackfriars Bridge. ... The figure of a child came upon the bridge
and stood there for a moment peering about as if looking for some one. ...
// his steps/chapter twenty-two.htm

The Little Girl who Died to Save Her Father's Life
... A huge rock had fallen down the mountain side, and lodged in the ravine, and thus
made a natural bridge, so that those who wished to pass from one side of the ...
/.../the little girl who died.htm

And Now a Civil War Broke Out Between Constantine and Maxentius. . ...
... with steady courage and a mind prepared for every event, led his whole forces to
the neighbourhood of Rome, and encamped them opposite to the Milvian bridge. ...
/.../lactantius/of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xliv and now a.htm

The Buildings of More Eminent Note in Sion.
... III. There was a bridge, leading from the Xystus unto the Temple, and joining
the Temple to Sion. "A bridge joined the Temple to ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 23 the buildings of.htm

How St Francis Converted Certain Robbers and Assassins, who Became ...
... preparest for me another horrible and dangerous journey." Then the angel touching
him, he became whole and strong; after which he led him to a bridge, which it ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xxvi how st francis.htm

... 5. (n.) A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace,
for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall. ...
/b/bridge.htm - 9k

Jordan (188 Occurrences)
... A few miles farther up the river on the road leading from Jericho to es-Salt, near
the mouth of the Wady Nimrin, there is now a bridge where the dependence was ...
/j/jordan.htm - 70k

Kishon (6 Occurrences)
... Here it is now spanned by a substantial bridge, while the railway crosses a little
higher up. ... The main traffic here is now carried by a wooden bridge. ...
/k/kishon.htm - 12k

Geshur (11 Occurrences)
...Bridge, the name of a district or principality of Syria near Gilead, between Mount
Hermon and the Lake of Tiberias (2 Samuel 15:8; 1 Chronicles 2:23). ...
/g/geshur.htm - 13k

... This valley, now filled up with a vast accumulation of rubbish, and almost a plain,
was spanned by bridges, the most noted of which was Zion Bridge, which was ...
/t/tyropoeon.htm - 7k

Euphrates (36 Occurrences)
... portion the river formed the ancient boundary between the Assyrians and Hittites
whose capital was at Carchemish, where there are the remains of an old bridge. ...
/e/euphrates.htm - 26k

Anchor (4 Occurrences)
... contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of
timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or ...
/a/anchor.htm - 9k

Arch (24 Occurrences)
... 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.). ...
/a/arch.htm - 15k

Babel (3 Occurrences)
... affairs. Other works were a bridge across the Euphrates, and a tomb for
herself over the most frequented gate of the city. Both ...
/b/babel.htm - 63k

Babylon (270 Occurrences)
... affairs. Other works were a bridge across the Euphrates, and a tomb for
herself over the most frequented gate of the city. Both ...
/b/babylon.htm - 93k



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