|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.
2. (n.) The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.
3. (n.) An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
4. (n.) A round body; a sphere; an orb.
5. (n.) Compass; circuit; enclosure.
6. (n.) A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
7. (n.) A circular group of persons; a ring.
8. (n.) A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
9. (n.) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
10. (n.) Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
11. (n.) A territorial division or district.
12. (n.) To move around; to revolve around.
13. (n.) To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to enclose; to encircle.
14. (v. i.) To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sur'-k'-l: Is used with reference to the vault of the heavens (hugh) in Isaiah 40:22, and in a similar sense in The Wisdom of Solomon 13:2 (Revised Version margin), "circle of stars" (kuklos astron). It is also used in the sense of surrounding territory, as in the expression "circle of Jordan" (Genesis 13:10 the Revised Version, margin).
See also CICCAR; ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 1.
EARTH, CIRCLE OF THE
See ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 1, 3.
Circle (32 Occurrences)
Mark 3:34 And, fixing His eyes on the people who were sitting round Him in a circle, He said, (WEY YLT NIV)
Mark 6:6 and he wondered because of their unbelief. And he was going round the villages, in a circle, teaching, (YLT)
Romans 15:19 in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circle as far as Illyricum, have fully preached the good news of the Christ; (YLT)
Hebrews 13:11 For the bodies of the beasts whose blood is taken into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin are burned outside the circle of the tents. (BBE)
Hebrews 13:13 Let us then go out to him outside the circle of the tents, taking his shame on ourselves. (BBE)
Revelation 7:11 All the angels were standing in a circle round the throne and round the Elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces in front of the throne and worshipped God. (WEY)
Revelation 20:9 And they went up over the face of the earth, and made a circle about the tents of the saints, and the well loved town: and fire came down out of heaven for their destruction. (BBE)
Exodus 29:14 But the flesh of the ox and its skin and its waste parts are to be burned outside the circle of the tents, for it is a sin-offering. (BBE)
Leviticus 4:12 All the ox, he is to take away outside the circle of the tents into a clean place where the burned waste is put, and there it is to be burned on wood with fire. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 34:3 And the South, and the circle of the valley of Jericho, the town of palm-trees, as far as Zoar. (BBE)
Joshua 6:3 Now let all your fighting-men make a circle round the town, going all round it once. Do this for six days. (BBE)
1 Samuel 17:20 David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the place of the wagons, as the army which was going forth to the fight shouted for the battle. (See NAS)
1 Samuel 23:26 And Saul and his men went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men went on the other: and David's purpose was to get away as quickly as possible, for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men were making a circle round David and his men in order to take them. (BBE)
1 Samuel 26:5 David arose, and came to the place where Saul had encamped; and David saw the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his army: and Saul lay within the place of the wagons, and the people were encamped around him. (See NAS)
1 Samuel 26:7 So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of the wagons, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay around him. (See NAS)
2 Samuel 5:23 When David inquired of Yahweh, he said, "You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them over against the mulberry trees. (WEB BBE NAS NIV)
2 Kings 11:8 Will make a circle round the king, every man being armed; and whoever comes inside your lines is to be put to death; keep with the king, when he goes out and when he comes in. (BBE)
1 Chronicles 14:14 David inquired again of God; and God said to him, "You shall not go up after them. Turn away from them, and come on them over against the mulberry trees. (See NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 23:7 And the Levites are to make a circle round the king, every man being armed; and any man who comes into the house is to be put to death; you are to keep with the king when he comes in and when he goes out. (BBE)
Job 19:19 All the men of my circle keep away from me; and those dear to me are turned against me. (BBE)
Job 22:14 Thick clouds 'are' a secret place to Him, And He doth not see;' And the circle of the heavens He walketh habitually, (YLT)
Job 26:10 By him a circle is marked out on the face of the waters, to the limits of the light and the dark. (BBE DBY NAS RSV)
Psalms 17:11 They have made a circle round our steps: their eyes are fixed on us, forcing us down to the earth; (BBE)
Psalms 19:6 His going out is from the end of the heaven, and his circle to the ends of it; there is nothing which is not open to his heat. (BBE)
Psalms 88:17 They are round me all the day like water; they have made a circle about me. (BBE)
Proverbs 8:27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep, (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Song of Songs 1:12 While the king 'is' in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance. (YLT)
Isaiah 5:5 And now, this is what I will do to my vine-garden: I will take away the circle of thorns round it, and it will be burned up; its wall will be broken down and the beasts of the field will go through it; (BBE)
Isaiah 40:22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 15:17 I didn't sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand; for you have filled me with indignation. (See NAS)
Daniel 1:10 and the chief of the eunuchs saith to Daniel, 'I am fearing my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink, for why doth he see your faces sadder than 'those of' the lads which 'are' of your circle? then ye have made my head indebted to the king,' (YLT)
Joel 3:4 And further, what are you to me, O Tyre and Zidon and all the circle of Philistia? will you give me back any payment? and if you do, quickly and suddenly I will send it back on your head, (BBE)