Without cessation, although there may be intervals between its presence; that which regularly recurs throughout a period, as has Luke 24:53: "(They) were continually in the temple"; "lest .... by her continual coming" (Luke 18:5). In Old Testament for Hebrew tadhir, "pursue," as one drop of rain follows another in swift succession, but more frequently by tamidh for offerings repeated at intervals, as Exodus 29:42; occasionally the Hebrew the phrase literally meaning "all the day" (kol ha-yom), as Genesis 6:5. In the New Testament most frequently for dia pantos, "through all" ("always" Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 13:15), "sometimes," adialeiptos, "incessantly" (Romans 9:2 the King James Version) and dienekes, "continuously" (Hebrews 7:3).
H. E. Jacobs
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