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Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Everlasting fire
» Fire
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
» Children, & sin of fathers
» Coals of fire
» Fire destroyed them
» Hezekiah; passed through fire: & Molech
» Magi
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
» Fire
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
» Baptism of Fire
» Fire
» Furnace of Fire
» Lake of Fire
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Fire
» Flame of fire
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Fire
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Baptism of Fire
» Fire
» Fire Baptism
» Fire, Lake of
» Fire, Strange
» Fire, Unquenchable
» Lake of Fire
» Strange, Fire
» Tongues of Fire
» Unquenchable Fire
Greek - fire of coals, charcoal fire
Greek - coals of fire
Greek - set on fire, sets on fire
Greek - fire, firelight
Greek - hell fire
Greek - of fire, fire
Greek - fire
Greek - fire
Greek - be on fire
Hebrew - fire, fires
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - fire, offering by fire, offerings by fire
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - pile for fire
Hebrew - coals of fire
Hebrew - set them on fire
Hebrew - fire, make a fire
Hebrew - fire(s), fire
Hebrew - fire
Hebrew - set on fire
Hebrew - set on fire, breathe forth fire, sets on fire, sets the on fire
Hebrew - makes a fire
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is represented as the symbol of Jehovah’s presence and the instrument of his power, in the way either of approval or of destruction. (Exodus 3:2; 14:19) etc. There could not be a better symbol for Jehovah than this of fire, it being immaterial, mysterious, but visible, warming, cheering, comforting, but also terrible and consuming. Parallel with this application of fire and with its symbolical meaning are to be noted the similar use for sacrificial purposes and the respect paid to it, or to the heavenly bodies as symbols of deity, which prevailed among so many nations of antiquity, and of which the traces are not even now extinct; e.g. the Sabean and Magian systems of worship. (Isaiah 27:9) Fire for sacred purposes obtained elsewhere than from the altar was called "strange fire," and for the use of such Nadab and Abihu were punished with death by fire from God. (Leviticus 10:1,2; Numbers 3:4; 26:61)

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Fire'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
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