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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Greek - frame
Hebrew - frame, frames
Hebrew - frame
Hebrew - frame
Hebrew - frame
Hebrew - frame
Hebrew - frame, thing framed

Term used by modern translations to render a number of Hebrew terms. Frame refers to the “carrying frame” (NRSV) for the lamps and Tabernacle utensils (Numbers 4:10,Numbers 4:12; KJV, NAS “bars”; REB “poles”); to the rim that served as a brace for the legs of the table of the presence (Exodus 25:25,Exodus 25:27; KJV “border”); to the frames for the side panels of the stands used to transport the Temple lavers (1 Kings 7:28-36; 2 Kings 16:17; KJV “ledge”); to the skeletal structure over which the tabernacle curtains were spread (Exodus 26:15-29; Exodus 35:11; KJV, NAS “boards”); and to the casing of windows and doors (1 Kings 7:4-5). Frame is also used in reference to the human form (Job 41:12; Psalms 103:14; Psalms 139:15). Frame can be interpreted either as “how we are formed” (NIV) or “what we are made of” (TEV). Frame is also used as a verb. The tongue's “framing words”

is a picturesque expression for speech (Psalms 50:19). Most often frame means to plan or devise (Psalms 94:20) or to act on plans (Jeremiah 18:11).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'FRAME'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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