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Cleft; Cliff; Clift

CLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT

kleft, klif, klift:

The first of these words, from cleave, "to split," is a crevice or narrow opening, as "of the ragged rocks" (Isaiah 2:21); "under the clefts of the rocks" (Isaiah 57:5). "Clift" is an obsolete form of cleft, found in the King James Version Exodus 33:22; Isaiah 57:5, but not in the Revised Version (British and American). "Cliff," an abrupt, precipitous, towering rock, is not in the Revised Version (British and American), but is found in the King James Version 2 Chronicles 20:16, the Revised Version (British and American) "ascent," Job 30:6.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.