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Tooth

Tooth

one of the particulars regarding which retaliatory punishment was to be inflicted ( Exodus 21:24 ; Leviticus 24:20 ; Deuteronomy 19:21 ). "Gnashing of teeth" =rage, despair ( Matthew 8:12 ; Acts 7:54 ); "cleanness of teeth" =famine ( Amos 4:6 ); "children's teeth set on edge" =children suffering for the sins of their fathers ( Ezekiel 18:2 ).

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 Tooth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .