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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Used in the plural, (Jeremiah 22:20) probably to denote the mountain region of Abarim on the east side of Jordan. It also denotes a river ford or mountain gorge or pass.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Denotes in Joshua 22:11, as is generally understood, the place where the children of Israel passed over Jordan. The words "the passage of" are, however, more correctly rendered "by the side of," or "at the other side of," thus designating the position of the great altar erected by the eastern tribes on their return home. This word also designates the fords of the Jordan to the south of the Sea of Galilee (Judges 12:5, 6), and a pass or rocky defile (1 Samuel 13:23; 14:4). "Passages" in Jeremiah 22:20 is in the Revised Version more correctly "Abarim" (q.v.), a proper name.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body.

2. (v. i.) Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

3. (v. i.) Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

4. (v. i.) Removal from life; decease; departure; death.

5. (v. i.) Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.

6. (n.) A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

7. (n.) A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

8. (n.) A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

9. (v. i.) Reception; currency.

10. (n.) A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

11. (n.) A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

12. (v. i.) In parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

pas, pas'-aj, pas'-en-jer: "To pass" bears different meanings and corresponds to various words in Hebrew and Greek. It occurs frequently in the phrase "and it came to pass" (literally, "and it was"). This is simply a Hebrew idiom linking together the different paragraphs of a continuous narrative. As a rule "pass" renders the Hebrew word `abhar. This verb has various meanings, e.g. "to pass over" a stream (Genesis 31:21); "to cross" a boundary (Numbers 20:17); "to pass through," or "traverse," a country (Numbers 21:22); "to pass on" (Genesis 18:5); "to pass away," "cease to exist" (Job 30:15). The word is used metaphorically, "to pass over," "overstep," "transgress" (Numbers 14:41). In the causative form the verb is used in the phrase "to cause to pass through fire" (Deuteronomy 18:10 2 Kings 16:3). In the King James Version "pass" sometimes has the force of "surpass," "exceed," e.g. 2 Chronicles 9:22, "King Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom"; compare also Ephesians 3:19, "the love of Christ which passeth knowledge," and Philippians 4:7, "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding."

Passage in the King James Version renders ma`abhar, or ma`abharah. The former word denotes (1) the ford of a river (Genesis 32:23 King James Version margin); (2) the pass of a mountain range (1 Samuel 13:23). In the only other instance of the use of the shorter form (Isaiah 30:32 margin), the King James Version renders "where the grounded staff shall pass." A more correct translation would be, "and every sweep (or stroke) of the appointed staff." The longer form bears both meanings, namely, "ford" (e.g. Joshua 2:7 Judges 3:28, etc.) and "pass" (1 Samuel 14:4 Isaiah 10:29). In Joshua 22:11, the rendering `towards the region opposite the children of Israel' would be more correct than the King James Version, "at the passage of the children of Israel." In English Versions of the Bible of Numbers 20:21 "passage" seems to mean "right of way," and renders the infinitive of the Hebrew verb. In Jeremiah 22:20 the King James Version the word rendered "passage" should be translated "from Abarim" (as in the Revised Version (British and American)), a mountain range in Moab, Northeast of the Dead Sea.

Passenger in the King James Version means a "passer-by." In Ezekiel 39:11, 14, 15 where the word occurs 4 times in the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) translates "them that pass through."

T. Lewis

3938. parodos -- a passing or passage
... a passing or passage. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: parodos Phonetic
Spelling: (par'-od-os) Short Definition: a passing by or through ...
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4042. perioche -- circumference, a portion circumscribed
... a portion circumscribed. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: perioche
Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-okh-ay') Short Definition: a passage of Scripture ...
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1124. graphe -- a writing, scripture
... a writing, scripture. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: graphe Phonetic
Spelling: (graf-ay') Short Definition: a writing, passage of scripture ...
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4440. pulon -- a porch, gateway
... Cognate: 4440 (a masculine noun) -- "properly, 'the passage which led from the street
through the front part of the house to the inner court,' closed by a ...
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1360. dioti -- on the very account that, because, inasmuch as
... because-through," functioning as an emphatic "" ("" which effectively links to the
necessary effect (which is often rather than stated in the passage). ...
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3793. ochlos -- a crowd, multitude, the common people
... cause of the singular. That also is the only passage where the relative
is used" (, 1390).]. Word Origin a prim. word Definition a ...
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281. amen -- truly
... be.". 281 (""), as an "emphasis marker," introduces a statement of -- ie
that is essential in interpreting the passage. Word Origin ...
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1820. exaporeo -- to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
... 1820 (from 1537 , "out of" intensifying 639 , "without exit, passageway") -- properly,
without passage (no way out); (figuratively) to lack adequate resources ...
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511. anoteros -- higher
... to a more honorable place, previously, above Definition: higher, to a more honorable
place (at the dinner table); previously, in an earlier passage (or a book ...
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302. an -- usually untranslatable, but generally denoting ...
... is often called the " particle." However, it always influences ("conditions") its
sentence and is key to properly understanding the verse (passage) in which it ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4934. mishol -- a hollow passage
... a hollow passage. Transliteration: mishol Phonetic Spelling: (mish-ole') Short
Definition: path. ... From the same as sho'al; a hollow, ie A narrow passage -- path. ...
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4569b. mabarah -- a ford, pass, passage
... 4569a, 4569b. mabarah. 4570 . a ford, pass, passage. Transliteration: mabarah
Short Definition: fords. Word Origin from abar Definition ...
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5676. eber -- region across or beyond, side
... west (2). against, beyond, by, from, over, passage, quarter, other,. From
abar; properly, a region across; but used only adverbially ...
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4109. mahalak -- a walk, journey, a going
... journey, walk. From halak; a walk, ie A passage or a distance -- journey, walk.
see HEBREW halak. 4108, 4109. mahalak. 4110 . Strong's Numbers.
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2864. chathar -- to dig, row
... dig through, row. A primitive root; to force a passage, as by burglary; figuratively,
with oars -- dig (through), row. 2863, 2864. chathar. 2865 . ...
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4569. ma'abar -- a ford, pass, passing
... abar; a crossing-place (of a river, a ford; of a mountain, a pass); abstractly,
a transit, ie (figuratively) overwhelming -- ford, place where...pass, passage. ...
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7635. shebil -- a way, path
... path. From the same as shebel; a track or passage-way (as if flowing along) -- path.
see HEBREW shebel. 7634, 7635. shebil or shebul. 7636 . Strong's Numbers
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A Remarkable Passage
... AN EXPOSITION Of the Phials, according to the Rule of these Hypotheses. A REMARKABLE
PASSAGE. ... Another Passage referring to the same subject. ...
// key to the apocalypse/a remarkable passage.htm

The Passage of the Jordan.
... THE PASSAGE OF THE JORDAN. Having wandered for forty years in the wilderness, the
Israelites drew near to the river Jordan, at a place opposite Jericho. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/the passage of the jordan.htm

A Passage of St. ...
... Book II. Chapter IX. A passage of St.? A passage of St. Paul abused by heretics,
to prove a distinction between the Divine Persons ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ix a passage of.htm

Of the Passage in which it is Said that the Disciples Plucked the ...
... Chapter XXXIV."Of the Passage in Which It is Said that the Disciples Plucked the
Ears of Corn and Ate Them; And of the Question as to How Matthew, Mark, and ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xxxiv of the passage in.htm

Of the Passage in which the Jews are Asked to Say Whose Son they ...
... Chapter LXXIV."Of the Passage in Which the Jews are Asked to Say Whose Son They
Suppose Christ to Be; And of the Question Whether There is Not a Discrepancy ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter lxxiv of the passage in.htm

A Passage Quoted by the Heretics against Repentance is Explained ...
... A passage quoted by the heretics against repentance is explained in two ways? ... 11.
But what of the passage wherein the doctrine of baptisms is spoken of? ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ii a passage quoted.htm

The Fifth Passage.
... Augustin to his holy brethren and fellow-bishops Eutropius and Paulus.
(33.) The Fifth Passage. "This," says he, "is another text ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/33 the fifth passage.htm

Another Passage of St. ...
... Two Books Concerning Repentance. Book I. Chapter XII. Another passage of St.?
Another passage of St. John is considered. The necessity ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xii another passage of.htm

In this Passage, However, Where the Argument is About the ...
... Book 2 Chapter 51. In this passage, however, where the argument is about
the resurrection? 51. In this passage, however, where ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 51 in this passage.htm

The Interpretation of that Passage of the Canticles.
... Discourse VII."Procilla. Chapter II."The Interpretation of that Passage
of the Canticles. Consider now, O virgins, that, in ...
/.../chapter ii the interpretation of that.htm

Passage (20 Occurrences)
... The words "the passage of" are, however, more correctly rendered "by the side of,"
or "at the other side of," thus designating the position of the great altar ...
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Vent (8 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape;
as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a volcanic vent. ...
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Nostrils (22 Occurrences)
... In one passage the meaning is not quite clear, namely, in the enumeration of blemishes
which disable a "son of Aaron" from the execution of the priest's office ...
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Spirits (129 Occurrences)
... The phrase occurs in the much-disputed passage, 1 Peter 3:18-20, where the apostle,
exhorting Christians to endurance under suffering for well-doing, says ...
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Passenger (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad
train, etc. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PASS, PASSAGE, PASSENGER. ...
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Quote (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a
passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to ...
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Gate (248 Occurrences)
... the wall of a city, of an enclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.;
also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be ...
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Fare (13 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self. 6. (n.) A journey; a passage.
7. (n.) The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due ...
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Stop (108 Occurrences)
... to stanch, as a wound. 2. (vt) To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to
stop a way, road, or passage. 3. (vt) To arrest the progress ...
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Reconciliation (11 Occurrences)
... apokatallasso; once the cognate diallassomai is used in Matthew 5:24): 1. The Terms
(1) New Testament Usage (2) Old Testament Usage (3) Special Passage in 1 ...
/r/reconciliation.htm - 30k

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Passage: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Passage (20 Occurrences)

Mark 12:10
"Have you not read even this passage," He added, "'The stone which the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone:

Mark 12:26
But as to the dead, that they rise to life, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the Bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?'

Luke 8:23
During the passage He fell asleep, and there came down a squall of wind on the Lake, so that the boat began to fill and they were in deadly peril.

Luke 20:37
But that the dead rise to life even Moses clearly implies in the passage about the Bush, where he calls the Lord 'The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'

Acts 8:32
Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn't open his mouth.

Acts 8:35
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.
(See NIV)

Romans 11:2
God didn't reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don't you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:

Hebrews 4:5
and in this place again, "They will not enter into my rest."

Hebrews 5:6
as also in another passage He says, "Thou art a priest for ever, belonging to the order of Melchizedek."

Genesis 32:22
And he riseth in that night, and taketh his two wives, and his two maid-servants, and his eleven children, and passeth over the passage of Jabbok;

Numbers 20:21
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

Joshua 22:11
And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of Jordan, at the passage of the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 13:23
And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

Isaiah 10:29
They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

Isaiah 30:32
And every passage of the settled staff, That Jehovah causeth to rest on him, Hath been with tabrets, and with harps, And in battles of shaking he hath fought with it.

Isaiah 47:15
So have they been to thee with whom thou hast laboured, Thy merchants from thy youth, Each to his passage they have wandered, Thy saviour is not!

Ezekiel 42:4
Before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits' breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

Ezekiel 42:11
and a passage before them, like the appearance of the cells that were toward the north, according to their length, according to their breadth and all their goings out, and according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

Ezekiel 42:12
According to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door at the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one enters into them.

Ezekiel 46:19
Then he brought me through the passage which was at the side of the gate, into the holy cells which were for the priests, which looked toward the north; and behold, a place was there at the end westward.



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