Title

Physician

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible

Volume

4

First Page

524

Last Page

524

Abstract

In the modern sense of a person certified to engage in diagnosis and therapy through naturalistic/scientific means, physician has no exact equivalent in the Bible. The Hebrew term rofe' refers to a person who treats bodily injuries with medicinal substances (Jer 8:22; compare Exod 21: 19), as well as embalmers (Gen 50:2). Yahweh is called a rofe' in Exod 15:26 ("the LORD who heals you").

Comments

This is an encyclopedia entry from The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible 4 (2009): 524. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Abingdon Press

Language

en