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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The right hand denoted the south, and the left the north ( Job 23:9; 1 Samuel 23:19 ). To give the right hand was a pledge of fidelity (2 Kings 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 (Psalm 60:5; Isaiah 28:2 ). To kiss the hand is an act of homage (1 Kings 19:18; Job 31:27 ), and to pour water on one's hands is to serve him (2 Kings 3:11 ). The hand of God is the symbol of his power: its being upon one denotes favour (Ezra 7:6,28; 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 (Psalm 45:9; 80:17; 110:1; Matthew 26:64 ).
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Hand'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/h/hand.html. 1897.