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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.

2. (superl.) of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.

3. (superl.) Not noticeable; humble; mean.

4. (superl.) Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.

5. (superl.) Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.

6. (v.) To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.

7. (v. i.) To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.

8. (n.) Obscurity.

850. auchmeros -- to boast
... to boast. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: auchmeros Phonetic Spelling:
(owkh-may-ros') Short Definition: dingy, dusky, obscure, dark, funereal ...
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135. ainigma -- a riddle
... obscure saying, riddle. From a derivative of ainos (in its primary sense); an obscure
saying ("enigma"), ie (abstractly) obscureness -- X darkly. ...
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767. asemos -- without mark
... without mark. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: asemos Phonetic Spelling:
(as'-ay-mos) Short Definition: undistinguished, obscure Definition: (lit ...
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2043. ereido -- to prop, to fix firmly
... stick fast. Of obscure affinity; to prop, ie (reflexively) get fast -- stick fast.
(ereisasa) -- 1 Occurrence. 2042, 2043. ereido. 2044 . Strong's Numbers.
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4654. skotizo -- to darken
... darken. From skotos; to obscure (literally or figuratively) -- darken. see GREEK
skotos. (eskotisthe) -- 1 Occurrence. (skotisthe) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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5186. tuphloo -- to blind, to make blind
... blind. From tuphlos; to make blind, ie (figuratively) to obscure -- blind. see GREEK
tuphlos. (etuphlosen) -- 2 Occurrences. (tetuphloken) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2053. erion -- wool
... Word Origin from eiros (wool) Definition wool NASB Word Usage wool (2). wool.
Of obscure affinity; wool -- wool. (erion) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4656. skotoo -- to darken
... to darken. From skotos; to obscure or blind (literally or figuratively) -- be
full of darkness. see GREEK skotos. (eskotothe) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2823. chashok -- obscure, low
... obscure, low. Transliteration: chashok Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-shoke') Short
Definition: men. ... meaning. From chashak; dark (figuratively, ie Obscure) -- meaning. ...
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380. ishon -- the pupil (of the eye)
... Word Origin from ish Definition the pupil (of the eye) NASB Word Usage apple (2),
middle (1), pupil (1), time (1). apple of the eye, black, obscure. ...
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3544. keheh -- dim, dull, faint
... somewhat dark, darkish, wax dim, heaviness, smoking. From kahah; feeble, obscure --
somewhat dark, darkish, wax dim, heaviness, smoking. see HEBREW kahah. ...
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7827. shecheleth -- (an ingredient of the holy incense) perhaps ...
... Apparently from the same as shachal through some obscure idea, perhaps that of peeling
off by concussion of sound; a scale or shell, ie The aromatic mussel. ...
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The Obscure Apostles
... THE OBSCURE APOSTLES. 'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'"Matthew 10:5. And half of
'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. ...
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When Clouds Obscure the Rising Sun,
... MEDITATIONS When clouds obscure the rising sun,. tr., John Brownlie I.
When clouds obscure the rising sun,. And darkness weeps where joy should sing; ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the apostolic church/when clouds obscure the rising.htm

April the Twenty-Seventh Obscure Birthplaces
... APRIL The Twenty-seventh OBSCURE BIRTHPLACES. 1 SAMUEL xvii.12-27. God's champion
is at present feeding sheep! ... There was an obscure rectory at Epworth. ...
/.../april the twenty-seventh obscure birthplaces.htm

Elucidation. Stated in Obscure Terms, with Advantage...
... Elucidation. Stated in obscure terms, with advantage? (Stated in obscure terms,
with advantage, p.495.) Turn back to the Second Apology of Justin (cap. ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/elucidation stated in obscure terms.htm

How Heretics, Craftily Cite Obscure Passages in Ancient Writers in ...
... Chapter VII. How Heretics, craftily cite obscure passages in ancient writers
in support of their own novelties.? How Heretics, craftily ...
/.../the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter vii how heretics craftily.htm

Obscure Passages are to be Interpreted by those which are Clearer.
... Book III. Chapter 26."Obscure Passages are to Be Interpreted by Those
Which are Clearer. Now from the places where the sense in ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 26 obscure passages are to.htm

Proper Mode of Interpreting Parables and Obscure Passages of ...
... Against Heresies: Book II Chapter XXVII."Proper mode of interpreting parables
and obscure passages of Scripture. 1. A sound mind ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxvii proper mode of interpreting.htm

In the Matter of their Origins, as These are Somewhat Obscure and ...
... Chapter V. In the matter of their origins, as these are somewhat obscure
and but little known? In the matter of their origins, as ...
/.../tertullian/the shows or de spectaculis/chapter v in the matter.htm

This Recapitulation is Found in a Still More Obscure Form...
... Book 3 Chapter 54. This recapitulation is found in a still more obscure
form? 54. This recapitulation is found in a still more ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 54 this recapitulation is.htm

Ignorance of Things, Too, Renders Figurative Expressions Obscure.. ...
... Book 2 Chapter 24. Ignorance of things, too, renders figurative expressions
obscure? 24. Ignorance of things, too, renders figurative ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 24 ignorance of things.htm

Obscure (7 Occurrences)
... 4. (superl.) Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind;
as, an obscure passage or inscription. ...Obscure (7 Occurrences). ...
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Dim (22 Occurrences)
... 1. (superl.) Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure
in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. ...
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Dark (234 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious;
hidden. ... 10. (vt) To darken to obscure. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Shade (67 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded
retreat. ... 12. (vt) To obscure; to dim the brightness of. 13. ...
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... 4. Possibility of Non-mythological Interpretation: Every one of these words is
sufficiently obscure in origin and uncertain in meaning to admit the possibility ...
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... 4. Possibility of Non-mythological Interpretation: Every one of these words is
sufficiently obscure in origin and uncertain in meaning to admit the possibility ...
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Obscurity (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The quality or state of being obscure; darkness;
privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty. Int. ...
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Darken (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to
obscure; as, a darkened room. 2. (v.) To render dim; to deprive of vision. ...
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Dull (16 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster;
not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow ...
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Mean (93 Occurrences)
... It is also used in the sense of "obscure" (Proverbs 22:29, chashokh, "obscure";
asemos, literally, "without a mark," "unknown," Acts 21:39). ...
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Obscure (7 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 6:9
as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life;

2 Peter 1:19
And we have the prophetic word made surer, to which ye do well taking heed (as to a lamp shining in an obscure place) until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts;

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Isaiah 33:19
Never again will you see the cruel people, a people whose tongue has no sense for you; whose language is strange to you.

Ezekiel 3:6
not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 28:3
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel! nothing secret is obscure for thee;



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