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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) One who is united with others in a league, treaty, or alliance.

2. (a.) of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money.

3. (n.) One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.

4. (n.) A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).

5. (v. t.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.

6. (v. i.) To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kon-fed'-er-at, kon-fed'-er-a-si: "Confederate" as an adjective in the sense of united or leagued is twice the translation of berith "covenant," in several instances translated "league" (Genesis 14:13, ba`al berith, "lord or master of a covenant," "an ally,") "these were confederate with Abram"; compare Psalm 83:5; once of nuach, "to rest," "Syria is confederate with Ephraim" (Isaiah 7:2, the Revised Version, margin "resteth on Ephraim"; also 1 Maccabees 10:47).

As a noun "confederate" occurs in 1 Maccabees 10:16, summachos, "confederates" (1 Maccabees 8:20, 24, 31; 14:40; 15:17).

Confederacy, as a "league," occurs as the translation of berith, "the men of thy confederacy" (Obad 1:7); as a conspiracy it occurs in Isaiah 8:12 twice, as translation of qesher from qashar, "to bind": "Say ye not, a confederate." Compare 2 Samuel 15:12 2 Kings 12:20, etc.

W. L. Walker

Strong's Hebrew
5117. nuach -- to rest
... cease, be confederate, lay, let down, be quiet, remain, cause to, be at,.
A primitive root; to rest, ie Settle down; used in a great ...
/hebrew/5117.htm - 7k

1167. baal -- owner, lord
... 1), wrathful* (1). archer, babbler, bird, captain, chief man, confederate,
have to do, dreamer,. From ba'al; a master; hence, a husband ...
/hebrew/1167.htm - 6k

1285. berith -- a covenant
... 1), El-berith* (1), league (2), treaty (4). confederacy, confederate, covenant,
league. From barah (in the sense of cutting (like ...
/hebrew/1285.htm - 6k


This Action is Yours, My Brother, Yours Alone. It is Clear that no ...
... It is clear that no one in the church has been your companion or confederate
in it, but only that Barabbas whom you mention so frequently. ...
/.../37 this action is yours.htm

Mr. Beecher in England
... The feeling on both sides was intensified by the "Trent Affair." Two Confederate
envoys, sent to Europe to secure the recognition of the Confederacy, were ...
/.../griswold/sixty years with plymouth church/mr beecher in england.htm

After the War.
... of the Protestant Episcopal Church, following the principles and precedents of 1789,
organized themselves into a "Church in the Confederate States." One of the ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter xx after the war.htm

Psalm 60. 1-5 10-12. On a Day of Humiliation for Disappointments ...
... to shame. 5 Go with our armies to the fight, Like a confederate God; In
vain confederate powers unite Against thy lifted rod. 6 ...
// psalms of david/psalm 60 5-jan 10-12 on.htm

We Arrive Now at a Branch of Our Subject Upon which the Lord's ...
... 11. There we learn that the land of Shinar is mentioned as the place where
men first united in confederate action against God. God ...
// antichrist/we arrive now at a.htm

How Trypho after He had Beaten Demetrius Delivered the Kingdom to ...
... this defeat, retired into Cilicia; but the child Antiochus sent ambassadors and
an epistle to Jonathan, and made him his friend and confederate, and confirmed ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how trypho after.htm

Now Saul Upon God's not Answering Him Concerning the Fight with ...
... when he came to him, and that now he was willing to make him this requital for his
favors, and to avenge himself upon Saul, and so was become his confederate. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 now saul upon.htm

The Greater Prophets.
... In this emergency Ahaz, instead of seeking help from Jehovah, had hired
the Assyrians to defend him against the confederate forces. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxii the greater prophets.htm

Christ Teaching Liberality
... and the Soldier." In one of the terrible battles in Virginia, during the late war,
a Union officer fell wounded in front of the Confederate breastwork, which ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching liberality.htm

The Fourth Season,
... If Syria be confederate with Ephraim, how do the hearts of the house of David shake,
even as the trees of the wood which are shaken with the wind. ...
// keeping the heart/iv the fourth season.htm

Confederate (3 Occurrences)
... government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865)
attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of ...
/c/confederate.htm - 9k

Confederacy (2 Occurrences)
... See Conspiracy. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONFEDERATE; CONFEDERACY.
kon-fed'-er-at, kon-fed'-er-a-si: "Confederate" as an ...
/c/confederacy.htm - 8k

Associate (20 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as,
to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise. ...
/a/associate.htm - 14k

League (20 Occurrences)
... political interests, etc. 4. (vi) To unite in a league or confederacy;
to combine for mutual support; to confederate. 5. (vt) To ...
/l/league.htm - 14k

Gibeon (39 Occurrences)
... fenced cities. The five confederate kings who led the army were taken
prisoners, and put to death at Makkedah (qv). This eventful ...
/g/gibeon.htm - 31k

Geshem (5 Occurrences)
... Palestine during the exile in Babylon, or had been settled in or near Samaria by
Sargon (Nehemiah 2:19; Nehemiah 6:1, 2, 6). He was a confederate of Sanballat ...
/g/geshem.htm - 9k

Terebinths (12 Occurrences)
... and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother
of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram. ...
/t/terebinths.htm - 10k

Damascus (58 Occurrences)
... It is first mentioned in Scripture in connection with Abraham's victory over
the confederate kings under Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:15). ...
/d/damascus.htm - 45k

Band (150 Occurrences)
... 17. (vt) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy. 18. (vi) To confederate
for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together. 19. ...
/b/band.htm - 50k

Conjure (2 Occurrences)
... to implore earnestly; to adjure. 2. (vi) To combine together by an oath;
to conspire; to confederate. 3. (vt) To affect or effect ...
/c/conjure.htm - 7k

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Confederate (3 Occurrences)

Genesis 14:13
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

Psalms 83:5
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

Isaiah 7:2
And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.



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