International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCONFEDERATE; CONFEDERACY
kon-fed'-er-at, kon-fed'-er-a-si: "Confederate" as an adjective in the sense of united or leagued is twice the translation of berith "covenant," in several instances translated "league" (Genesis 14:13, ba`al berith, "lord or master of a covenant," "an ally,") "these were confederate with Abram"; compare Psalm 83:5; once of nuach, "to rest," "Syria is confederate with Ephraim" (Isaiah 7:2, the Revised Version, margin "resteth on Ephraim"; also 1 Maccabees 10:47).
As a noun "confederate" occurs in 1 Maccabees 10:16, summachos, "confederates" (1 Maccabees 8:20, 24, 31; 14:40; 15:17).
Confederacy, as a "league," occurs as the translation of berith, "the men of thy confederacy" (Obad 1:7); as a conspiracy it occurs in Isaiah 8:12 twice, as translation of qesher from qashar, "to bind": "Say ye not, a confederate." Compare 2 Samuel 15:12 2 Kings 12:20, etc.
W. L. Walker
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) One who is united with others in a league, treaty, or alliance.
2. (a.) of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money.
3. (n.) One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
4. (n.) A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).
5. (v. t.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
6. (v. i.) To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.
Strong's Hebrew5117. nuach -- to rest...
cease, be confederate
, lay, let down, be quiet, remain, cause to, be at,.
A primitive root; to rest, ie Settle down; used in a great ... /hebrew/5117.htm - 7k
1167. baal -- owner, lord
... 1), wrathful* (1). archer, babbler, bird, captain, chief man, confederate,
have to do, dreamer,. From ba'al; a master; hence, a husband ...
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1285. berith -- a covenant
... 1), El-berith* (1), league (2), treaty (4). confederacy, confederate, covenant,
league. From barah (in the sense of cutting (like ...
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