|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Plural of Keelman.
2. (n.) Plural of Man.
3. (n.) pl. of Man.
4. (pron.) A man; one; -- used with a verb in the singular, and corresponding to the present indefinite one or they.
5. (n.) Plural of Gownman
6. (n.) Plural of Handcraftsman
7. (n.) Plural of Handi-craftsman
8. (n.) Plural of Henchman
9. (n.) Plural of Herdsman
10. (n.) Plural of High-churchman
11. (n.) Plural of Light-horseman
12. (n.) Plural of Lightman
13. (n.) Plural of Low-churchman
14. (n.) Plural of Orangeman
15. (n.) Plural of Plainsman
16. (n.) Plural of Ploughman
17. (n.) Plural of Pointsman
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHIEF FRIENDS; GOOD MEN
See CHIEF FRIENDS; GOOD, CHIEF; CHIEF.
HEZEKIAH, THE MEN OF
See PROVERBS, THE BOOK OF, II, 5; HEZEKIAH, IV, 2.
wiz'-men: In addition to the uses of "wise" specified in the article WISDOM, the adjective is employed occasionally as the technical description of men who are adepts in magic, divination, etc. (e.g. in Genesis 41:8 Exodus 7:11 Esther 1:13 Daniel 2:27; Daniel 5:15). Naturally, however, in the ancient world the boundary between genuine knowledge and astrology, etc., was exceedingly vague, and it was never denied that real knowledge could be gained along lines that we know to be futile. So the initiation of Moses into all the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22) or of Daniel into all the learning of the Chaldeans (Daniel 1:4) met with no disapproval. These great men could be trusted to avoid the moral and religious pitfalls of such pursuits. For the ordinary Israelites, however the uncompromising prohibition of idolatry closed the door definitely to all studies of this kind. See ASTROLOGY; DIVINATION, etc. And for the Wise-men of Matthew 2 see MAGI.
Burton Scott Easton
YOUNG; MEN, YOUNG WOMEN
yung, (bachur, na`ar; neanias, neaniskos): "Young man" is generally in the Old Testament the translation of bachur, from bachar, "to prove," "to choose," and of na`ar (literally, "boy," but used sometimes also of a girl). The former term denotes a young man, no longer a mere youth, but liable to military service (Deuteronomy 32:25 Judges 14:10 1 Samuel 8:16 2 Kings 8:12, etc.). In Numbers 11:28, the King James Version "Joshua.... the servant of Moses, one of his young men" (bechurim), the Revised Version (British and American) renders "one of his chosen men," margin "from his youth." Na`ar is frequently used (singular and plural) of soldiers (1 Samuel 14:1, 6; 1 Samuel 21:4; 1 Samuel 25:5, 8, 9 2 Samuel 1:5, 6, 15, etc.). Abraham's "young men" (ne`arim) were "trained servants," "trained men," warriors (Genesis 14:24; compare 14:14 the Revised Version (British and American)). The word is often in the Old Testament translated "servant": thus in the Revised Version (British and American) for the King James Version "young man," "young men" (Genesis 18:7 2 Kings 4:22 1 Kings 20:14, the Revised Version margin). In the New Testament, the ordinary words for "young man" are neanias (Acts 7:58; Acts 20:9; Acts 23:17, 18, 22) and neaniskos (Matthew 19:20, 22 Mark 14:51, etc.). "Young men" in Acts 5:6 is neoteroi, comparative of neos, "young," recent; the feminine of the latter word is "young women" in Titus 2:4, and neoterai is "younger women" (the Revised Version (British and American) "widows") in 1 Timothy 5:14. In both the Old Testament and the New Testament young men are earnestly exhorted to wisdom and sober-mindedness (Proverbs 1:8, 9 Ecclesiastes 11:9; Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13, 14 Titus 2:6, "discreet"; compare The Wisdom of Solomon 9:11), etc.
W. L. Walker
Men (18419 Occurrences)
Men is found 18419 times in 12 translations.
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