Dawn; Dawning



The word means the approach of the morning light, the breaking of the day. There are several words in the Bible that indicate this. nesheph, "twilight" of the morning (Job 7:4; Psalms 119:147). The same word is used for evening twilight (1 Samuel 30:17; 2 Kings 7:5,7); penoth ha-boqer, "the turning" of the morning, the change from darkness to light, approach of the morning (Judges 19:26); 'aph`-appe shachar, "the eyelids" of the morning (Job 3:9; 41:18 [10]); aloth ha-shachar, "the ascent" or "rise" of the morning (Joshua 6:15); epi-phosko, "to grow light," the approach of the dawn (Matthew 28:1; Luke 23:54 margin); diaugazo, "to grow bright", "lustrous" (2 Peter 1:19), "until the day dawn" figurative of the Second Coming of Christ (compare 2 Peter 1:16).

H. Porter

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DAWN; DAWNING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.