Passage in the A.V., is the representative in. certain places of several forms from the root עָבִר, abar, to cross: 1, the simple verb (Nu 20:21, "give passage," elsewhere usually "pass"); 2, עֶבֶר, eber, a crossing (Jos 22:11; in the plur. Jer 22:20, Abarim [q.v.]; elsewhere 'beyond," etc.) SEE EBER; מִעֲבָר, maabar, fem. מִעִבָרָה, a transit, either by water (Jg 12:5-6; Jer 51:32), a ford (as rendered often), or by land, a pass through mountains (Isa 10:29), as at Michmash (q.v.) (1Sa 12:23; 1Sa 24:4).

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