Dictionary Mode: easton:Hand
@ Called by Galen "the instrument of instruments." It is the symbol of human action Psalms:9:16; Job:9:30; Isaiah:1:15; 1Timothy:2:8). Washing the hands was a symbol of innocence Psalms:26:6 Psalms:73:13; Matthew:27:24), also of sanctification ( 1Corinthians:6:11; Isaiah:51:16; Psalms:24:3-4). In Psalms:77:2 the correct rendering is, as in the Revised Version, "My hand was stretched out," etc., instead of, as in the Authorized Version, "My sore ran in the night," etc. The right hand denoted the south, and the left the north Job:23:9; 1Samuel:23:19). To give the right hand was a pledge of fidelity ( 2Kings:10:15; Ezra:10:19); also of submission to the victors Ezekiel:17:18; Jeremiah:50:15). The right hand was lifted up in taking an oath Genesis:14:22, etc.). The hand is frequently mentioned, particularly the right hand, as a symbol of power and strength Psalms:60:5; Isaiah:28:2). To kiss the hand is an act of homage (kjv Kings:19:18; Job:31:27), and to pour water on one's hands is to serve him ( 2Kings:3:11). The hand of God is the symbol of his power: its being upon one denotes favour Ezra:7:6 Ezra:7:28 Isaiah:1:25; Luke:1:66, etc.) or punishment Exodus:9:3; Judges:2:15; Acts:13:11, etc.). A position at the right hand was regarded as the chief place of honour and power Psalms:45:9 Psalms:80:17 Psalms:110:1 ; Matthew:26:64).
Handbreadth @ a measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches Exodus:25:25 Exodus:37:12; Psalms:39:5, etc.).
Handkerchief @ Only once in Authorized Version Acts:19:12). The Greek word (sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in John:11:44 John:20:7; Luke:19:20.
Handmaid @ servant Genesis:16:1; Ruth:3:9; Luke:1:48). It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had brought from Egypt.
Handwriting @ Colossians:2:14). The "blotting out the handwriting" is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken.
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