Definition of Selah

1. n. A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song.



Definition of Selah

1. Interjection. (non-gloss definition An exclamation, precise meaning unknown, used to punctuate Psalm verses.) ¹

2. Proper noun. (Hebrew female given name) derived from the biblical interjection ( possibly mistaken for a name) . ¹

3. Interjection. (non-gloss definition A word occurring between verses or paragraphs in parts of the Hebrew Bible, often in the Psalms, perhaps indicating a pause for contemplation.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Selah

1. a word of unknown meaning often marking the end of a verse in the Psalms [n -S]

Medical Definition of Selah

1. A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song. "Beyond the fact that Selach is a musical term, we know absolutely nothing about it." (Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict)) Origin: Heb. Selah. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selah

sekoses
sekt
sekts
sel
selachian
selachians
selachii
selachoid
selachoidei
selachophobia
selachostomi
seladang
seladangs
selaginella
selaginellas
selah (current term)
selahs
selamectin
selamlik
selamliks
selane
selaphobia
selbri
selch
selcouth
seld
seldom
seldomer
seldomest
seldomly

Literary usage of Selah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"selah. 7. rebellious exalt themselves. selah. 15.1 will offer bullocks with goals. selah. ... selah. 62: 2.accept the persons of the wicked? selah. ..."

2. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"selah. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked ; preserve me from the ... selah. 6 I said unto 5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; ..."

3. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1848)
"What has been said will throw light on the use of selah in the four passages in ... In the first two passages, selah concludes the reference to Jehovah's ..."

4. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"54 J in rendering selah ••is ever." But Aben Ezra (on 1'e. iii. .... Mattheson was of opinion that the passages where selah occurred were repeated either by ..."

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