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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Hand
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
» Hand, Right Hand
» Right Hand
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Hand
» Left hand
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Hand
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Hand
» Hand Weapon
» Palm (of the Hand)
Greek - left hand
Greek - right hand, right-hand
Greek - other hand
Greek - on the left hand
Greek - be at hand, hand
Greek - at hand, nigh at hand
Greek - be at hand
Greek - take in hand
Greek - make ready to one's hand
Greek - lay hand on
Greek - one hand
Greek - hired hand
Greek - other hand
Greek - hand, handed, handed down, handed over, hands
Greek - lay hand on
Greek - smite with one's hand, strike with the palm of one's hand
Greek - smite with the palm of one's hand
Greek - hand
Greek - lead by the hand, led by the hand
Greek - some to lead by the hand
Greek - hand, hands
Hebrew - right hand
Hebrew - hand, handful, handfuls, hands
Hebrew - hand over
Hebrew - hand mirrors
Hebrew - hand, lefthanded, left-handed, right hand
Hebrew - at hand
Hebrew - at hand, hand
Hebrew - hand, handed, hands, left-handed
Hebrew - hand, hands
Hebrew - other hand
Hebrew - out of hand
Hebrew - handful, hollow of his hand, handfuls
Hebrew - left hand
Hebrew - hand over, hands over
Hebrew - hand, handful, handles, hands
Hebrew - hand
Hebrew - hand breath, handbreadth, handbreadths
Hebrew - hand breadth, hand broad, handbreadth
Hebrew - left hand
Hebrew - right hand, right-hand

Often put of strength, power; so to be "in the hand" of any one, is to be in his power. Joining hands, or striking hands, is a very common method of pledging one’s self to a contract or bargain; just as persons among us often shake hands in token of an agreement. To "lift the hand," means to make oath. "At the right hand of God," is the place of honor, power, and happiness, Psalms 16:11 45:9 110:1 Matthew 26:64 Colossians 3:1. The right hand meant towards the south, the Jews being wont to speak as if facing the east. The "laying on of hands," signified consecration to office, and the bestowal of a blessing or of divine gifts, Genesis 48:14 Numbers 8:10 27:18 Mark 10:16 Acts 6:6 19:6 1 Timothy 4:14. The hands of the high priest laid upon the scapegoat, as if transferring the guilt of the people to his head, represented the work wrought by Christ in order that the sinner might not be "driven away in his wickedness." See WASHING.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'HAND'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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