Drop, Dropping


"To drop" expresses a "distilling" or "dripping" of a fluid (Judges 5:4; Proverbs 3:20; Song of Solomon 5:5,13; Joel 3:18; Amos 9:13; compare 1 Samuel 14:26, "the honey dropped" (margin "a stream of honey")); Job 29:22 and Isaiah 45:8 read "distil" (the King James Version "drop"). The continuous "droppings" of rain through a leaking roof (roofs were usually made of clay in Palestine, and always liable to cracks and leakage) on a "very rainy day" is compared to a contentious wife (Proverbs 19:13; 27:15); "What is described is the irritating, unceasing, sound of the fall, drop after drop, of water through the chinks in the roof" (Plumptre, in the place cited); compare also the King James Version Ecclesiastes 10:18 (the Revised Version (British and American) "leaketh").

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DROP, DROPPING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.