Mirage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) An optical illusion, seen frequently in deserts, looking like a pool of water due to total reflection of light at the surface common to two strata of air differently heated. The reflected image is seen, commonly in an inverted position, while the real object may or may not be in sight. When the surface is horizontal, and below the eye, the appearance is that of a sheet of water in which the object is seen reflected; when the reflecting surface is above the eye, the image is seen projected against the sky. The fata Morgana and looming are species of mirage.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MIRAGE

me-razh' (sharabh, "heat-mirage"; Arabic sarab, from verb which means "to go forth," "to flow"; hence, "flowing of water"): "The glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water" (Isaiah 35:7); the King James Version has "parched ground" and the Revised Version margin "mirage." The same Hebrew word is also used in Isaiah 49:10, "Neither shall the heat (margin "mirage") nor sun smite them." These are the only uses of the word in the Scriptures, although mirages are very common in the drier parts of the country. However, the context in both cases seems to justify the translation usually given, rather than "mirage."

Alfred H. Joy

Strong's Hebrew
8273. sharab -- burning heat, parched ground
... heat, parched ground. From an unused root meaning to glare; quivering glow (of the
air), expec. The mirage -- heat, parched ground. 8272, 8273. sharab. 8274 ...
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Library

Mirage or Lake
... MIRAGE OR LAKE. ... The Communication of this New Life turns Illusions into Realities.
'The mirage shall become a pool.' Life without Christ is but a long illusion. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/mirage or lake.htm

Thirst and Satisfaction
... technical one which describes the phenomenon known only in Eastern lands, or at
least known in them only in its superlative degree; the mirage, where the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/thirst and satisfaction.htm

The Battle of Life
... There is a most instructive little book, issued by the Religious Tract Society,
called The Mirage of life, which I think all young men should read. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 62 1916/the battle of life.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
... THE RIVERS OF GOD. JUDGE, LAWGIVER, KING. MIRACLES OF HEALING. MIRAGE OR LAKE. THE
KING'S HIGHWAY. WHAT LIFE'S JOURNEY MAY BE. THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH. ...
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The High Woods
... On our left the interminable low line of bright green mangrove danced and quivered
in the mirage, and loomed up in front, miles away, till single trees seemed ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/at last/chapter vii the high woods.htm

Last Week of Jesus.
... troubled them. At each step of the fatal road, the kingdom of God became
nearer or more remote in the mirage of their dreams. As ...
//christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/chapter xxiii last week of.htm

Unsound Spiritual Trading
... cover a mud wall; crafty schemes which duped the public with profits never made,
and tempted them to advance to deeper speculations, even as the mirage of the ...
/.../spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/unsound spiritual trading.htm

July 18, 1890
... It makes me wonder what is Time. Time is but a mirage, a dream. Already God
sees us in glory, and rejoices in our everlasting bliss. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/therese/story of a soul/viii july 18 1890.htm

1 to Pray Does not Imply that Without Prayer God Would not Give us ...
... 7. The world is like a mirage, and the truth seeker, hoping to find something to
satisfy his thirsty spirit, starts off in search of it but meets with nothing ...
//christianbookshelf.org/singh/at the masters feet/section ii 1 to pray.htm

Opposition to Jesus.
... In his beautiful book, the "Words of a Believer," the most immoderate anger
and the sweetest relentings alternate, as in a mirage. ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter xx opposition to jesus.htm

Thesaurus
Mirage (2 Occurrences)
... against the sky. The fata Morgana and looming are species of mirage. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MIRAGE. me-razh' (sharabh ...
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Parched (37 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Parched ground. (Isaiah 35:7), Hebrews sharab, a "mirage",
a phenomenon caused ... See MIRAGE. James A. Patch. PARCHED CORN (GRAIN). parcht ...
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Pool (25 Occurrences)
... Isaiah (35:7) says, "The parched ground shall become a pool." This is rendered in
the Revised Version "glowing sand," etc. (marg., "the mirage, " etc.). ...
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Sand (40 Occurrences)
... GLOWING, SAND. glo'-ing, (Isaiah 35:11). See MIRAGE. SAND, GLOWING. glo'-ing.
See MIRAGE. Multi-Version Concordance Sand (40 Occurrences). ...
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Fountains (29 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 35:7 And the mirage hath become a pond, And the thirsty land fountains of
waters, In the habitation of dragons, Its place of couching down, a court for ...
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Mire (21 Occurrences)

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Miraculous (54 Occurrences)

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Heat (104 Occurrences)
... horebh, "drought," Job 30:30 Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 25:4 Jeremiah 36:30; sharabh, Isaiah
49:10, translated in the Revised Version margin "mirage"; zestos, "fervent ...
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Glowing (14 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GLOWING, SAND. glo'-ing, (Isaiah 35:11). See MIRAGE.
SAND, GLOWING. glo'-ing. See MIRAGE. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Pitying (4 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 49:10 They do not hunger, nor thirst, Nor smite them doth mirage and sun,
For He who is pitying them doth lead them, And by fountains of waters doth ...
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Concordance
Mirage (2 Occurrences)

Isaiah 35:7
And the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of wild dogs, where they lay down, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
(DBY YLT)

Isaiah 49:10
They do not hunger, nor thirst, Nor smite them doth mirage and sun, For He who is pitying them doth lead them, And by fountains of waters doth tend them.
(YLT)

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