International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFAR HOUSE
The marginal explanation in the Revised Version (British and American) of Beth-merhak (beth ha-merchaq, "house of distance"), which is given in the text of 2 Samuel 15:17 instead of "a place that was far off."
far, far'-ther: "Far" (adj.), distant, remote; (advb.) widely removed, is most frequently in the Old Testament the translation of rachoq, and in the New Testament of makran, but also of other Hebrew and Greek words. The word chalilah, an exclamation of abhorrence or aversion Septuagint me genoito; see FORBID), is rendered "far from me," "far from thee," etc. (Genesis 18:25 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Samuel 20:9; 1 Samuel 22:15 2 Samuel 20:20; 2 Samuel 23:17 Job 34:10). Besides its literal sense, distance in a spiritual sense is expressed by "far," as "Salvation is far from the wicked" (Psalm 119:155; compare Proverbs 15:29), "far from righteousness" (Isaiah 46:12), "not far from the kingdom of God" (Mark 12:34), etc. For "far" the Revised Version (British and American) has "aloof" in Job 30:10; in several places the word in the King James Version is omitted (Judges 9:17 Psalm 27:9 Isaiah 19:6; Isaiah 26:15 Mark 13:34); "a far country" is changed to "another" (Matthew 21:33; Matthew 25:14 Mark 13:34), etc. For "God forbid" the Revised Version (British and American) has "far be it," "far be it from me" (Galatians 6:14; in the American Standard Revised Version, Genesis 44:7, 17 1 Samuel 12:23 Job 27:5, etc.).
The comparative "farther" occurs only once in the Old Testament (Ecclesiastes 8:17), and thrice in the New Testament (Matthew 26:39 Mark 1:19; Mark 10:1), and in each case is replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by another word or phrase. The Revised Version (British and American), on the other hand, has "its farthest height" for "the height of his border" (Isaiah 37:24), and "his farthest lodging-place" for "the lodgings of his borders" (2 Kings 19:23).
W. L. Walker
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
2. (a.) Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
3. (a.) Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
4. (a.) Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
5. (a.) Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
6. (n.) The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.
7. (adv.) To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
8. (adv.) To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
9. (adv.) In great part; as, the day is far spent.
10. (adv.) In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
Strong's Hebrew7368. rachaq -- to be or become far or distant...
<< 7367, 7368. rachaq. 7369 >>. to be or become far
or distant. Transliteration:
rachaq Phonetic Spelling: (raw-khak') Short Definition: far
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7350. rachoq -- distant, far, a distance
... << 7349, 7350. rachoq or rachoq. 7351 >>. distant, far, a distance. Transliteration:
rachoq or rachoq Phonetic Spelling: (raw-khoke') Short Definition: far. ...
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2486. chalilah -- far be it!
... chalilah. 2487 >>. far be it! Transliteration: chalilah Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-lee'-law) Short Definition: far. Word Origin from chalal Definition far be ...
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5704. ad -- as far as, even to, up to, until, while
... << 5703, 5704. ad. 5705 >>. as far as, even to, up to, until, while.
Transliteration: ad Phonetic Spelling: (ad) Short Definition: until. ...
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7352. rechiq -- far
... << 7351, 7352. rechiq. 7353 >>. far. Transliteration: rechiq Phonetic Spelling:
(rakh-eek') Short Definition: away. ... far. (Aramaic) corresponding to rachowq -- far ...
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1023. beth hammerchaq -- Beth-ham-Merchak, a place in Palestine ...
... Beth-ham-Merchak, a place in Palestine -- place that was far off. Transliteration:
beth hammerchaq Phonetic Spelling: (bayth ham-mer-khawk') Short Definition ...
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1972. hala -- to be removed far off
... << 1971, 1972. hala. 1973 >>. to be removed far off. Transliteration: hala Phonetic
Spelling: (haw-law') Short Definition: outcasts. ... cast far off. ...
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4473. mimshach -- perhaps expanded or far-reaching wings
... << 4472, 4473. mimshach. 4474 >>. perhaps expanded or far-reaching wings.
Transliteration: mimshach Phonetic Spelling: (mim-shakh') Short Definition: anointed. ...
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4801. merchaq -- distant place, distance
... Word Origin from rachaq Definition distant place, distance NASB Word Usage afar
(5), afar off (1), distant (3), far (3), far away (1), far countries (1), far ...
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1419. gadol -- great
... from gadal Definition great NASB Word Usage all* (2), bigger (1), bitterly (1),
bitterly* (3), deep (1), elder (3), exceedingly (2), extremely* (2), far more (1 ...
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