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Blot

Blot

a stain or reproach ( Job 31:7 ; Proverbs 9:7 ). To blot out sin is to forgive it ( Psalms 51:1 Psalms 51:9 ; Isaiah 44:22 ; Acts 3:19 ). Christ's blotting out the handwriting of ordinances was his fulfilling the law in our behalf ( Colossians 2:14 ).

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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.

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

BLOT

blot (mum, contracted from me'um, "spot"):

Occurs in the sense of scorn (Proverbs 9:7). In Job 31:7 (the King James Version) it is used figuratively of a moral defect; the Revised Version (British and American) has "spot." Blot out (machah, "to wipe out," exaleipho, "to smear out"), to obliterate or destroy: "That a tribe be not blotted out" (the King James Version "destroyed," Judges 21:17). To blot men out of God's book is to cut them off by an untimely death (Exodus 32:32).

Figuratively:

"To blot out sin" is to forgive sin fully (Psalms 51:1,9; Acts 3:19; Colossians 2:14). Not to blot out sin is to reserve for punishment (Nehemiah 4:5). The names of those who inherit eternal life are not blotted out of the "book of life" (Revelation 3:5).

See BOOK OF LIFE; BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE; FORGIVENESS.

L. Kaiser


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