Who hath measured the waters in the HOLLOW of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding? ( Isaiah 40:12-14 )
hol'-o (kaph, nabhabh):
"Hollow" is the translation of kaph, "hollow" (Genesis 32:25,32, "the hollow of his thigh," the hip-pan or socket, over the sciatic nerve); of nabhabh, "to be hollow" (Exodus 27:8; 38:7; Jeremiah 52:21); of sho`-al, "hollow" (Isaiah 40:12, "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand?" (in handfuls; compare 1 Kings 20:10; Ezekiel 13:19)); of makhtesh, "a mortar," "socket of a tooth" (from its shape) (Judges 15:19, "God clave an (the Revised Version (British and American) "the") hollow place that is in Lehi"); of sheqa`aruroth, probably from qa`ar, "to sink" (Leviticus 14:37, "the walls of the house with hollow strakes," so the English Revised Version, the American Standard Revised Version "hollow streaks," depressions); of koilotes (The Wisdom of Solomon 17:19, "the hollow mountains," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollows of the mountains"); of koiloma (2 Macc 1:19, "hollow place of a pit," the Revised Version (British and American) "hollow of a well"); of antrodes (2 Macc 2:5, "a hollow cave," the Revised Version (British and American) "a chamber in the rock," margin (Greek) "a cavernous chamber").
W. L. Walker
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