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feller

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Hebrew: kararb (kaw-rath)—meaning to cut (off, down or asunder)

“Feller” is one who fells trees—a cutter of trees; a lumberjack.

The word “feller” appears only once in the Bible, and only in the King James Version. Other translations use the word “hewer” (ASV), “lumberjack” (God’s Word and Hebrew Names Version), and “woodsman” (NKJV and NIV).

The word refers to the felling (cutting down) of trees. Like the inhabitants of the land, the “fir” trees remained undisturbed. The land was at rest, no longer under the attack and dominion of the successive kings of Babylon.

“Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since, thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us” (Isaiah 14:8).

Barnes writes:

“The idea is plain. The very forest is represented as rejoicing. It would be safe from the king of Babylon. He could no longer cut it down to build his palaces, or to construct his implements of war.” (Albert Barnes, Notes on the Bible

Author: Paul S. Taylor.

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