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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
Everlasting fire
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Children, & sin of fathers
Coals of fire
Fire destroyed them
Hezekiah; passed through fire: & Molech
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Baptism of Fire
Furnace of Fire
Lake of Fire
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Flame of fire
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Baptism of 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

In Scripture, is often connected with the presence of Jehovah; as in the burning bush, and on Mount Sinai, Exodus 3:2 19:18 Psalms 18:1-50 Habakkuk 1:1-3:19. The second coming of Christ will be "in flaming fire," 2 Thessalonians 1:8. In the New Testament it illustrates the enlightening, cheering, and purifying agency of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 3:11 Acts 2:3. By sending fire from heaven to consume sacrifices, God often signified his acceptance of them: as in the case of Abel, Genesis 4:4; Abraham, Genesis 15:17; Manoah, Judges 13:19-20; Elijah, 1 Kings 18:38; and at the dedication of the tabernacle and the temple, Leviticus 9:24 2 Chronicles 7:1. This sacred fire was preserved by the priests with the utmost care, Isaiah 31:9, in many ancient religions fire was worshipped; and children were made to pass through the fire to Moloch, 2 Kings 17:17 Jeremiah 7:31 Ezekiel 16:21 23:37. The Jews had occasion for fires, except for cooking, only during a small part of the year. Besides their ordinary hearths and ovens, they warmed their apartments with "a fire of coals" in a brazier, Jeremiah 36:22-23 Luke 22:30. The were forbidden to kindle a fire on the Sabbath, Exodus 35:3a prohibition perhaps only of cooking on that day, but understood by many Jews even now in the fullest extent; it is avoided by employing gentile servants. Another provision of the Mosaic Law was designed to protect the standing corn, etc., in the dry summer season, Exodus 22:6. The earth is to be destroyed by fire, 2 Peter 3:7; of which the destruction of Sodom, and the volcanoes and earthquakes which so often indicate the internal commotions of the globe, may serve as warnings.

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

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


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