Beacon

Beacon [N] [S]

a pole (Heb. to'ren) used as a standard or ensign set on the tops of mountains as a call to the people to assemble themselves for some great national purpose ( Isaiah 30:17 ). In Isaiah 33:23 and Ezekiel 27:5 , the same word is rendered "mast." (See Banner .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Beacon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Beacon. [N] [E]

A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence for direction. ( Isaiah 30:17 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Beacon'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BEACON

be'-k'-n. The translation of the Hebrew toren, which usually means "mast" (compare Isaiah 33:23; Ezekiel 27:5), but in Isaiah 30:17 being used in parallelism with "ensign" the meaning may be "signal-staff" (Isaiah 30:17 the American Revised Version, margin "pole").


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEACON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.