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eye

also known as: ain

(Hebrew: ain, meaning “flowing”), applied to…

  1. a fountain or spring, frequently

    Examples:

    see: SPRING; FOUNTAIN.

  2. the face (Exodus 10:5, 15; Numbers 22:5, 11), in Numbers 14:14

Expressions

The word eye is used figuratively in various expressions.

Punishment involving eyes

Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put out (1 Samuel 11:2; Samson, Judges 16:21; Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:7).

Eye make-up

The custom of painting the eyes is alluded to in 2 Kings 9:30, Revised King James Version; Jeremiah 4:30; Ezek. 23:40, a custom which still prevails extensively among Eastern women.

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