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Riddle
(Heb. hodah). The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12-18). The parabolic prophecy in Ezek. 17:2-18 is there called a "riddle." It was rather, however, an allegory. The word "darkly" in 1 Cor. 13:12 is the rendering of the Greek enigma; marg., "in a riddle." Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'riddle' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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