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Riddle


Riddle — (Heb. hodah. The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12–18). The parabolic prophecy in Ezek. 17:2–18 is there called a “riddle.” It was rather, however, an allegory. The word “darkly” in 1 Cor. 13:12 is the rendering of the Greek enigma; marg., “in a riddle.”