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(1) Noun ( דּונג , dōnagh ): Used only in a simile of melting ( Psalm 22:14 ; Psalm 68:2 ; Psalm 97:5 ; Micah 1:4 ). See WRITING .

(2) A now archaic verb, meaning "to grow," used freely in English Versions of the Bible as a translation of various terms in Greek and Hebrew. The past participle in the King James Version and the English Revised Version is "waxen," except in Genesis 18:12 . There (and throughout in the American Standard Revised Version) the form is "waxed."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Wax'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/w/wax.html. 1915.

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