Easton's Bible Dictionary
A lean or emaciated person ( Leviticus
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The rendering in English Versions of the Bible of the Hebrew word dak, "thin,"
"small," in Leviticus 21:20, where a list is given of physical failings which
forbade man of the seed of Aaron to officiate at the altar, though he might partake
of the sacrificial gifts. The precise meaning of the Hebrew word here is uncertain;
elsewhere it is used of the lean kine (Genesis 41:3) and blasted ears (verse 23)
of Pharaoh's dream; of the grains of manna (Exodus 16:14), of the still, small
voice (1 Kings 19:12), of dust (Isaiah 29:5), etc. Septuagint and Vulgate (Jerome's
Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) suggest defective eyes; but "withered" would perhaps
best express the meaning.
See PRIESTS AND LEVITES.
F. K. Farr
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