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Jonath-elem-rechokim

Jonath-elem-rechokim

dove of the dumbness of the distance; i.e., "the silent dove in distant places", title of Psalms 56 . This was probably the name of some well known tune or melody to which the psalm was to be sung.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jonath-elem-rechokim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Jonath-elem-rechokim

(a dumb love of (in) distant places ), a phrase found once only in the Bible, as a heading to the 56th psalm. Aben Ezra, who regards Jonath-elem-rechokim as merely indicating the modulation or the rhythm of the psalm, appears to come the nearest to the meaning of the passage.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jonathelemrechokim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.