se'-z'nz (summer: qayits, Chaldaic qayiT (Daniel 2:35); (theros; winter: cethaw) (Songs 2:11), (choreph; cheimon): The four seasons in Palestine are not so marked as in more northern countries, summer gradually fading into winter and winter into summer. The range of temperature is not great. In the Bible we have no reference to spring or autumn; the only seasons mentioned are "summer and winter" (Genesis 8:22 Psalm 74:17 Zechariah 14:8).
Winter is the season of rain lasting from November to May. "The winter is past; the rain is over" (Songs 2:11). See RAIN. The temperature at sealevel in Palestine reaches freezing-point occasionally, but seldom is less than 40? F. On the hills and mountains it is colder, depending on the height. The people have no means of heating their houses, and suffer much with the cold. They wrap up their necks and heads and keep inside the houses out of the wind as much as possible. "The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter" (Proverbs 20:4). Jesus in speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem says, "Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter" (Matthew 24:20). Paul asks Timothy to "come before winter" (2 Timothy 4:21) as navigation closed then and travel was virtually impossible.
Summer is very hot and rainless. "(When) the fig tree.... putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh" (Mark 13:28); "The harvest is past, the summer is ended" (Jeremiah 8:20). It is the season of harvesting and threshing (Daniel 2:35). "He that gathereth in summer is a wise son" (Proverbs 10:5).
See COLD; HEAT; ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 5.
Alfred H. Joy
FEASTS, SEASONS FOR
Regulated by the sun and moon.
See ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 5.
(Genesis 8:22). See AGRICULTURE; MONTH.
Seasons (43 Occurrences)
Matthew 21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 5:4 for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever disease he was holden.' (WEY YLT)
Acts 1:7 He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 3:19 Repent, therefore, and reform your lives, so that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord, (WEY ASV)
Acts 14:17 Yet he didn't leave himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you rains from the sky and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 17:26 He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, (WEB ASV)
Acts 20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, (KJV WBS)
Galatians 4:10 You observe days, months, seasons, and years. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 6:18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints, (ASV DBY)
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Titus 1:3 but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour; (ASV)
Genesis 1:14 God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 18:22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Exodus 18:26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The set feasts of Jehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts. (See JPS YLT)
Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. (KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)
Leviticus 23:44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the set feasts of Jehovah. (See JPS YLT)
Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Jehovah your God. (See JPS YLT)
Numbers 15:3 and will make an offering by fire unto Jehovah, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill-offering, or in your set feasts, to make a sweet savor unto Jehovah, of the herd, or of the flock; (See JPS)
Numbers 29:39 These ye shall offer unto Jehovah in your set feasts, besides your vows, and your freewill-offerings, for your burnt-offerings, and for your meal-offerings, and for your drink-offerings, and for your peace-offerings. (See JPS YLT)
1 Chronicles 23:31 and to offer all burnt-offerings unto Jehovah, on the sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Jehovah; (See JPS YLT)
2 Chronicles 8:13 even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. (See JPS YLT)
2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law: (See JPS)
2 Chronicles 31:3 He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt-offerings, to wit , for the morning and evening burnt-offerings, and the burnt-offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of Jehovah. (See JPS YLT)
Ezra 3:5 and afterward the continual burnt-offering, and the offerings of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of Jehovah that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill-offering unto Jehovah. (See JPS YLT)
Nehemiah 10:33 for the showbread, and for the continual meal-offering, and for the continual burnt-offering, for the sabbaths, for the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin-offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. (See JPS YLT)
Esther 9:31 to establish these days of Purim, in their seasons, as Mordecai the Jew hath established on them, and Esther the queen, and as they had established on themselves, and on their seed -- matters of the fastings, and of their cry. (YLT RSV)
Job 38:32 Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season? Or canst thou guide the Bear with her sons? (See NIV)
Psalms 16:7 I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. (WEB KJV JPS ASV)
Psalms 92:2 To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, And thy faithfulness every night, (See JPS)
Psalms 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons. The sun knows when to set. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 134:1 Behold, bless ye Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, That by night stand in the house of Jehovah. (See JPS)
Isaiah 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth; they are a trouble unto me; I am weary of bearing them. (See JPS YLT)
Jeremiah 8:7 Even a stork in the heavens hath known her seasons, And turtle, and swallow, and crane, Have watched the time of their coming, And -- My people have not known the judgment of Jehovah. (YLT NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 36:38 As the flock for sacrifice, as the flock of Jerusalem in her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men; and they shall know that I am Jehovah. (See JPS YLT)
Ezekiel 44:24 And in a controversy they shall stand to judge; according to mine ordinances shall they judge it: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts; and they shall hallow my sabbaths. (See JPS)
Ezekiel 45:17 And it shall be the prince's part to give the burnt-offerings, and the meal-offerings, and the drink-offerings, in the feasts, and on the new moons, and on the sabbaths, in all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin-offering, and the meal-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel. (See JPS)
Ezekiel 46:9 But when the people of the land shall come before Jehovah in the appointed feasts, he that entereth by the way of the north gate to worship shall go forth by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth straight before him. (See JPS)
Ezekiel 46:11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meal-offering shall be an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah. (See JPS RSV)
Daniel 2:21 He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. (See JPS DBY YLT)
Hosea 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feasts, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn assemblies. (See JPS)
Zechariah 8:19 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The fast of the fourth month , and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love truth and peace. (See JPS YLT RSV)Seasons (43 Occurrences)
... See AGRICULTURE; MONTH. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SEASONS. ... I, 5. Alfred H.
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Rain (118 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary There are three Hebrew words used to denote the
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... The Names for the Moon (2) The Lesser Light-Giver (3) Phases of the Moon 4. Signs
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Libations (29 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 23:37 These 'are' appointed seasons of Jehovah, which ye proclaim holy
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Epochs (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you
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Birth (357 Occurrences)
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Change (109 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) A succession or substitution of one thing in the place of another;
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Time (7245 Occurrences)
... This usage corresponds to that of the Turkish empire, where the sacred year is lunar
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Season (101 Occurrences)
... In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn,
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2540. kairos -- time, season
... season NASB Word Usage age (1), epochs (2), occasion (1), opportune time (1),
opportunity (3), proper time (5), right time (1), season (1), seasons (4), short ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2540.htm - 7k4150. moed -- appointed time, place, or meeting
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(Of the Seasons for Fasting. )
... The Epistles of Pope Callistus. I. (Of the seasons for fasting.). Fasting,
which ye have learned to hold three times in the year ...
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... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 853. " Seasons. 853. CM Watts. Seasons.
1 With songs and honors sounding loud, Address the ...
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... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 855. " The Seasons. 855. 7s. M. Barbauld.
The Seasons. 1 Praise to God, immortal praise, For ...
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Seasons of Covenanting.
... CHAPTER XV. SEASONS OF COVENANTING. The duty is never unsuitable. ... But special
seasons do give peculiar calls to the duty in all its variety. ...
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... 547 Seasons. LM. At Sea. (1197) Rocked in the cradle of the deep, I lay
me down in peace to sleep; Secure I rest upon the wave, For ...
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The Goodness of God in the Seasons.
... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 852. " The Goodness of God in the Seasons. 852.
LM Enfield's Sel. The Goodness of God in the Seasons. 1 Great God! ...
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The Goodness of God in the Seasons. Ps. 65.
... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 857. " The Goodness of God in the Seasons. Ps.
65. 857. LM Watts. The Goodness of God in the Seasons. Ps.65. ...
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The God of the Seasons. 1 Great God! Let all Our Tuneful Powers ...
... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 851. " The God of the Seasons. 1
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Providence Acknowledged in the Seasons.
... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 854. " Providence acknowledged in the Seasons.
854. HM J. Taylor. Providence acknowledged in the Seasons. 1 Rejoice! ...
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Fragment v. And for this Reason Three Seasons of the Year ...
... Part II."Dogmatical and Historical. Fragment V. And for this reason three
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