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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Ashes

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In the language of Scripture, ashes are sometimes spoken of to denote great humility and contrition of heart. Thus Abraham calls himself "dust and ashes." (Genesis 18:27) Job saith, that he "abhorred himself, and repented in dust and ashes." (Job 42:6 See Daniel 9:3; Psalms 102:9; Lamentations 3:16)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Ashes'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/a/ashes.html. London. 1828.

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