Riddle

Riddle [N] [S]

(Heb. hodah). The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12-18 ). The parabolic prophecy in Ezekiel 17:2-18 is there called a "riddle." It was rather, however, an allegory. The word "darkly" in 1 Corinthians 13:12 is the rendering of the Greek enigma; marg., "in a riddle."

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

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Riddle". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Riddle, [N] [E]

It is known that all ancient nations, and especially Orientals, were fond of riddles. The riddles which the queen of Sheba came to ask of Solomon, ( 1 Kings 10:1 ; 2 Chronicles 9:1 ) were rather "hard questions" referring to profound inquiries. Solomon is said, however, to have been very fond of riddles. Riddles were generally proposed in verse, like the celebrated riddle of Samson. ( Judges 14:14-19 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

RIDDLE

rid'-'-l (chidhah; ainigma).

See GAMES.


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