International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
a -bout ´: The use of this word as a preposition, in the sense of "around," is confined to the Old Testament. In the New Testament, generally an adverb, for Greek ώς , hōs or "hōseı́ ̌ ." The Revised Version (British and American) adopts it in several idiomatic translations of , méllō , referring to what is about to be, i.e. on the point of occurring, or immediately impending, amending the King James Version, in Acts 5:35; Acts 27:2; Revelation 12:4 , etc.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'About'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/about.html. 1915.