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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Influences

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in´floo - ens - iz ( מעדנּות , ma‛ădhannōth ): This word occurs only in Job 38:31 the King James Version, "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades?" the Revised Version (British and American) "the cluster of the Pleiades," margin "or chain , or sweet influences "; Delitzsch, Dillmann and others render "fetters," that which binds the group together; "influences," if correct, would refer to the seasons , which were believed to be regulated, so far, by the PLEIADES (which see). In The Wisdom of Solomon 7:25, it is said of Wisdom that she is "a pure influence (apórrhoia , the Revised Version (British and American) "effluence") flowing from the glory of the Almighty."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Influences'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/i/influences.html. 1915.

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