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HITHERTO

hith'-er-too (to this): Used of both place and time. It is the translation of various words and phrases:
(1) Of place, `adh halom (2 Sam 7:18, "Thou hast brought me hitherto," the Revised Version (British and American) "thus far"; 1 Ch 17:16; perhaps 1 Sam 7:12, `adh hennah, "Hitherto hath Yahweh helped us" (in connection with the setting up of the stone Ebenezer)) belongs to this head; hennah is properly an adverb of place; it might always be rendered "thus far."
(2) Of time, `adh koh, "unto this" (Ex 7:16, "Hitherto thou hast not hearkened"; Josh 17:14, "Hitherto Yahweh hath blessed me"); me'az, "from then" (2 Sam 15:34, the Revised Version (British and American) "in time past"); hale'ah, "beyond," etc. (Isa 18:7, "terrible from their beginning hitherto," the Revised Version (British and American) "onward"); `adh kah, Aramaic (Dan 7:28, the Revised Version (British and American) "here," margin "hitherto"); `adh hennah, "unto here" (Jdg 16:13; 1 Sam 1:16; Ps 71:17, etc.); achri tou deuro (Rom 1:13, "was let (the Revised Version (British and American) "hindered") hitherto"); heos arti, "until now" (Jn 5:17, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work" the Revised Version (British and American) "even until now," that is, "on the Sabbath as well as on other days', and I do as He does"; Jn 16:24, "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive," that is "up till now"; "now ask in my name and ye shall receive"); oupo, "not yet" (1 Cor 3:2, "Hitherto ye were not able to bear it," the Revised Version (British and American) "not yet").
W. L. Walker
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'HITHERTO'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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