International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPATH; PATHWAY
path, path'-wa (orach, nethibhah, etc.; tribos, trochia):
(1) In the Old Testament.-In addition to its obvious literal sense (e.g. Genesis 49:17), it has very frequently a figurative meaning.
(a) As applied to man, a course or manner of life: (i) man's outward lot in life, his career or destiny, whether of the just man (Isaiah 26:7) or of the ungodly (Job 8:13); (ii) frequently in an ethical sense, of men's conduct or inward life-purpose, whether it be good or evil (e.g. Proverbs 2:15), generally accompanied by a term defining the moral quality of the conduct, either an abstract noun (e.g. "the paths of uprightness," Proverbs 2:13; Proverbs 4:11; "the paths of justice," Proverbs 2:8 Isaiah 40:14; "the paths of life," Psalm 16:11 Proverbs 2:19), or a concrete adjective or noun (e.g. "crooked paths," Isaiah 59:8; "the paths of the righteous," Proverbs 2:20; Proverbs 4:18).
(b) The term is also applied to God either (i) of the methods of the Divine Providence, God's dealings with men (Psalm 25:10; Psalm 65:11), or (ii) of the principles and maxims of religion and morality divinely revealed to man ("Show me thy ways, O Yahweh, teach me thy paths," Psalm 25:4; compare Isaiah 2:3).
(2) In the Apocrypha we have the "paths" of Wisdom (tribos, Baruch 3:21, 31); the "path" shown to men by the Law (semita, 2 Esdras 14:22); and a man's "paths" (tribos, Tobit 4:10).
(3) In the New Testament the word occurs only in Matthew 3:3 and parallel passages Mark 1:3 Luke 3:4 (of the forerunner's work), and in Hebrews 12:13 (in the Old Testament ethical sense).
Pathway occurs in Proverbs 12:28 (derekh nethibhah) and The Wisdom of Solomon 5:10 (atrapos).
D. Miall Edwards
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A footpath; a beaten track; any path or course. Also used figuratively.
Strong's Hebrew5410a. nathib -- path, pathway...
<< 5410, 5410a. nathib. 5410b >>. path, pathway
. Transliteration: nathib Short
Definition: path. Word Origin from an unused word Definition ... /hebrew/5410a.htm - 5k
5410. nathiyb -- path, pathway
... << 5409, 5410. nathiyb. 5410a >>. path, pathway. Transliteration: nathiyb Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-theeb') Short Definition: path. pathway, traveller, way ...
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5410b. nethibah -- path, pathway
... << 5410a, 5410b. nethibah. 5411 >>. path, pathway. Transliteration: nethibah
Short Definition: paths. Word Origin from the same as nathib ...
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4095. madregah -- steep place, a steep
... << 4094b, 4095. madregah. 4096 >>. steep place, a steep. Transliteration: madregah
Phonetic Spelling: (mad-ray-gaw') Short Definition: pathway. ...
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1870. derek -- way, road, distance, journey, manner
... example (1), favors (1), highway (4), highway* (1), impulses (1), journey (37),
line (1), manner (4), mission (2), path (4), pathless* (2), pathway (1), pathway ...
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