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kloz, klos verb, adjective and adverb, (kacah, caghar; kammuo):

Other words are charah, "to burn"; "Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?" (Jeremiah 22:15 the King James Version), the Revised Version (British and American) "strivest to excel in cedar," margin "viest with the cedar"; atsam, "to harden"; "Yahweh has closed your eyes" (Isaiah 29:10); gadhar, "to hedge" or "wall up" (Amos 9:11); `atsar, "to restrain" (Genesis 20:18). In Luke 4:20, ptusso, "to fold up." the Revised Version (British and American) has "was closed," margin "is opened," for "are open" (Numbers 24:3,15), "closed" for "narrow" or "covered" (Ezekiel 40:16; 41:16,26). To "keep close," sigao (Luke 9:36), the Revised Version (British and American) "held their peace." We have also "kept close" (the Revised Version (British and American) Numbers 5:13; Hebrew cathar, "to hide"); also Job 28:21; "kept himself close," the Revised Version, margin "shut up" (1 Chronicles 12:1); "close places," micgereth (2 Samuel 22:46; Psalms 18:45 = "castles or holds shut in with high walls").

W. L. Walker


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