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Leaf Leaves

Leaf, Leaves. The word occurs in the DAV either in singular or plural number in three different senses.

1. Leaf of a tree. The righteous are often compared to green leaves. Jer. 17:8. The ungodly, on the other hand, are “as an oak whose leaf fadeth.” Isa. 1:30. 2. Leaves of doors. The Hebrew word, which occurs very many times in the Bible, and which in 1 Kings 6:32 (margin) and 34 is translated “leaves” in the DAV, signifies beams, ribs, sides, etc. 3. Leaves of a book or roll occurs in this sense only in Jer. 36:23. The Hebrew word (literally doors) would perhaps be more correctly translated columns.