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Gallows

[PUNISHMENTS]

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hebrews `ets, meaning "a tree" (Esther 6:4), a post or gibbet. In Genesis 40:19 and Deuteronomy 21:22 the word is rendered "tree."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Plural of Gallows.

2. (n. sing.) A frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything.

3. (n. sing.) A wretch who deserves the gallows.

4. (n. sing.) The rest for the tympan when raised.

5. (n. sing.) A pair of suspenders or braces.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GALLOWS

gal'-oz.

See HANGING; PUNISHMENTS.

Strong's Hebrew
6086. ets -- tree, trees, wood
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition tree, trees, wood NASB Word Usage carpenters*
(4), framework (1), gallows (9), handle (1), logs (1), shaft (3 ...
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How, by the Contrivance of the Devil, Brother Juniper was ...
... PART TWO. HERE BEGINNETH THE LIFE OF BROTHER JUNIPER CHAPTER III HOW, BY THE
CONTRIVANCE OF THE DEVIL, BROTHER JUNIPER WAS CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS. ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter iii how by the.htm

The Wall Rebuilt.
... The day was fixed for the massacre, and Haman prepared an enormous gallows on
which to hang Mordecai, or as is supposed, to nail him up alive. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson xiv the wall rebuilt.htm

Thou Shalt not Steal.
... and observed that it exceeds all measure, so that if all who are thieves, and yet
do not wish to be called such, were to be hanged on gallows the world would ...
//christianbookshelf.org/luther/the large catechism/thou shalt not steal.htm

The Penitent Thief
... hours, perhaps bitter years, seeing what was right, and yet doing what was wrong
from bad habits or bad company, before he came to his end upon the gallows-tree ...
/.../kingsley/the good news of god/sermon xxxi the penitent thief.htm

Queen Esther's Love for Her People
... Then Zeresh, his wife, and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows seventy-five
feet high be built and in the morning speak to the king and let Mordecai be ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/queen esthers love for her.htm

Esther
... The courtier himself falls from power, and is finally hanged on the gallows he had
prepared for Mordecai, while Mordecai "the Jew" is exalted to the place next ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/esther.htm

Esther, the Queen.
... gate.". Then his wife and his friends urged him to build a high gallows
and ask the king on the next day to hang Mordecai upon it. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxxiv esther the queen.htm

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
... more. For instance, when the judge extends mercy and pardon to the thief
deserving of the gallows, the law is canceled by grace. ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/seventh sunday after trinity exhortation.htm

The Saint's Heritage and Watchword
... of revenge. Even now in imagination he sees Mordecai swinging on the lofty
gallows, and all his kindred given to slaughter. Ah, thou ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 50 1904/the saints heritage and watchword.htm

Concerning Esther and Mordecai and Haman; and How in the Reign of ...
... next day; "yet," said he, "am I not pleased to see Mordecai the Jew in the court."
Hereupon his wife Zeresh advised him to give order that a gallows should be ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 concerning esther and.htm

Thesaurus
Gallows (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) Plural of Gallows. ... 3. (n. sing.) A wretch who
deserves the gallows. 4. (n. sing.) The rest for the tympan when raised. ...
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Hanged (36 Occurrences)
... Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows
be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that ...
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Mor'decai (51 Occurrences)
... Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him: 'Let a gallows
be made of fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou unto the king ...
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Zeresh (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Star of Venus, the wife of Haman, whom she instigated
to prepare a gallows for Mordecai (Esther 5:10). Int. ...
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Seventy-five (12 Occurrences)
... Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows
be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging ...
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Hang (37 Occurrences)
... Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows
be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging ...
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Mordecai (52 Occurrences)
... The Jews were delivered from destruction, Mordecai was raised to a high rank, and
Haman was executed on the gallows he had by anticipation erected for Mordecai ...
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Joyfully (37 Occurrences)
... Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows
be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging ...
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Drop (32 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows
on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself ...
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Merrily (1 Occurrence)
... Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows
be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging ...
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Concordance
Gallows (8 Occurrences)

Esther 2:23
When this matter was investigated, and it was found to be so, they were both hanged on a tree; and it was written in the book of the chronicles in the king's presence.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 5:14
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 6:4
The king said, "Who is in the court?" Now Haman had come into the outer court of the king's house, to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 7:9
Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were with the king said, "Behold, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman has made for Mordecai, who spoke good for the king, is standing at Haman's house." The king said, "Hang him on it!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 8:7
Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, "See, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged on the gallows, because he laid his hand on the Jews.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 9:13
Then Esther said, "If it pleases the king, let it be granted to the Jews who are in Shushan to do tomorrow also according to this day's decree, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 9:25
but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Gallows

Gallows used for Execution of Criminals

Gallows: Reproach of Being Hanged Upon

Related Terms

Hanged (36 Occurrences)

Mor'decai (51 Occurrences)

Zeresh (3 Occurrences)

Seventy-five (12 Occurrences)

Hang (37 Occurrences)

Mordecai (52 Occurrences)

Joyfully (37 Occurrences)

Drop (32 Occurrences)

Merrily (1 Occurrence)

Purim (5 Occurrences)

Pur (3 Occurrences)

To-morrow (52 Occurrences)

Dinner (23 Occurrences)

Hanging (82 Occurrences)

Delighted (56 Occurrences)

Thereon (90 Occurrences)

Advice (52 Occurrences)

Punishments (31 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Haman (46 Occurrences)

Happy (143 Occurrences)

Banquet (58 Occurrences)

Harbonah (1 Occurrence)

Haman's (8 Occurrences)

Outward (17 Occurrences)

Galud (1 Occurrence)

Gallops (1 Occurrence)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Eunuchs (33 Occurrences)

Devised (35 Occurrences)

Device (17 Occurrences)

Pacified (4 Occurrences)

Bough (8 Occurrences)

Chamberlains (17 Occurrences)

Assuaged (4 Occurrences)

Abated (10 Occurrences)

Appeased (11 Occurrences)

Attendance (12 Occurrences)

Attending (14 Occurrences)

Scheme (10 Occurrences)

Subsided (9 Occurrences)

Susa (20 Occurrences)

Permission (23 Occurrences)

Onto (22 Occurrences)

Turn (963 Occurrences)

Erected (26 Occurrences)

Ahasu-e'rus (30 Occurrences)

Edict (22 Occurrences)

Friends (152 Occurrences)

Counsel (192 Occurrences)

Plot (53 Occurrences)

Esther (48 Occurrences)

Ahasuerus (28 Occurrences)

Estate (40 Occurrences)

Issued (40 Occurrences)

Pleases (51 Occurrences)

Day's (19 Occurrences)

Jew (34 Occurrences)

Letters (51 Occurrences)

Shushan (19 Occurrences)

Decree (82 Occurrences)

Allowed (64 Occurrences)

Outer (98 Occurrences)

Tomorrow (57 Occurrences)

Standeth (111 Occurrences)

Stands (111 Occurrences)

Harbona (1 Occurrence)

Harbo'na (2 Occurrences)

Granted (102 Occurrences)

Letter (112 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Court (172 Occurrences)

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