What does Ambassador mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
וְצִ֖יר envoy 2
πρεσβεύω to be older 1

Definitions Related to Ambassador

H6735


   1 envoy, messenger.
   2 pivot of door, hinge.
   3 pang, distress.
   

G4243


   1 to be older, prior by birth or in age.
   2 to be an Ambassador, act as an Ambassador.
   

Frequency of Ambassador (original languages)

Frequency of Ambassador (English)

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ambassador
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word Tsir , Meaning "one who goes on an errand," is rendered thus ( Joshua 9:4 ; Proverbs 13:17 ; Isaiah 18:2 ; Jeremiah 49:14 ; Obadiah 1:1 ). This is also the rendering of Melits , Meaning "an interpreter," in 2 Chronicles 32:31 ; and of Malak , A "messenger," in 2 Chronicles 35:21 ; Isaiah 30:4 ; 33:7 ; Ezekiel 17:15 . This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will (2 Corinthians 5:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 ). The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract alliances (Joshua 9:4 ), to solicit favours (Numbers 20:14 ), to remonstrate when wrong was done (Judges 11:12 ), to condole with a young king on the death of his father (2 Samuel 10:2 ), and to congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (1 Kings 5:1 ).
To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Samuel 10:5 ).
Webster's Dictionary - Ambassador
(n.) Alt. of Embassador
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ambassador
Stands for two Hebrew words: malahch , "messenger," and tzeer , "ambassador." Israel's commanded isolation rendered embassies an infrequent occurrence; they were mere nuncios rather than plenipotentiaries. The earliest instances occur in the case of Edom, Moab, and the Amorites (Numbers 20:14; Numbers 21:21). Gibeon feigned an ambassage (Joshua 9:4). The ambassador's person was regarded as inviolable (2 Samuel 10:2-5; 2 Samuel 12:26-31).
Men of high rank usually; as Sennacherib sent his chief captain, Chief cupbearer, and chief eunuch, Tartan, Rabsaris, Rabshakeh, whom Hezekiah's chief men of the kingdom, Eliakim over the household, Shebna the secretary, and Joab the recorder, met (2 Kings 18:17-18; Isaiah 30:4; Isaiah 33:7; compare Isaiah 18:2). Once in New Testament, "we are ambassadors for Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:20); treating with men "in Christ's stead": God "beseeching," and His ambassadors "praying" men to be reconciled to God. Majesty, faithfulness, yet withal tenderness, are implied. Our part is to send prayers, as our ambassage, to meet God's ambassadors, desiring His conditions of peace (Luke 14:32; Isaiah 27:5).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ambassador
(M.L., ambasciare, to go on mission)
Minister of high rank sent by head of a sovereign state as personal representative. In Catholic countries the pope's ambassador, nuncio, legate, or envoy has precedence over other members of the diplomatic corps. The first permanent envoys of the Holy See were the apocrisarii (Greek: apokrisis, an answer) sent to the court of Constantinople about the middle of the 5th century. The use of a private chapel for the ambassadors of a Catholic country at a Protestant court and vice versa, is always allowed. The Sardinian, Neapolitan, Venetian, Bavarian, Portuguese, and Spanish ambassadors had their private chapels in London even when the Catholic religion was proscribed in England. The Sardinian (erected, 1648), Bavarian (1747), and Spanish (1742) chapels were even opened to the public and became eventually ordinary parochial churches. The two former still exist; the latter was replaced (1890) by a handsome church. The Holy See has nuncios Apostolic in Argentina, Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia; internuncios in Central .America (comprising Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Salvador), Haiti, Holland, Luxemburg; it has also diplomatic representatives in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Irish Free State, Liberia, and Uruguay. These nations send ambassadors to the Holy See: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Peru, Poland. Nations represented by ministers plenipotentiary are: Austria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Haiti, Hungary, Irish Free State, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Monaco, Nicaragua, Portugal, Rumania Salvador, San Marino, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. The United States Legation, established in 1852, was suppressed in 1868.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Ambassador
2 Corinthians 5:20 (a) This title is given to those Christians who carry GOD's message to a lost and hostile world. It probably does not apply to all believers for many of GOD's children are afraid to become His messengers, and they keep the good news to themselves The true ambassador comes out boldly for his king and for his country.
Ephesians 6:20 (a) Paul used the title in this passage because he was representing Heaven on earth. He carried the King's message to the rebels who were bent on killing him. He was GOD's representative to bring to men the Word of his Lord both for their salvation and their condemnation.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ambassador, Ambassage
AMBASSADOR, AMBASSAGE . As diplomatic agents of sovereigns or other persons in high authority, ambassadors are frequently mentioned in OT and Apocrypha from the days of Moses (see below) to those of the Maccabees ( 1Ma 9:70 ; 1Ma 11:9 ; 1Ma 14:21 ; 1Ma 15:17 ). Insult to their persons was a sufficient casus belli ( 2 Samuel 10:4 ff.). In several passages ( e.g. Numbers 20:14 ; Numbers 21:21 , Deuteronomy 2:26 , Judges 11:12 ; Judges 11:19 , 2 Samuel 5:11 , 2 Kings 19:9 ) the ‘messengers’ of EV [1] are practically ‘ambassadors,’ as the Heb. word is elsewhere rendered ( 2 Chronicles 35:21 , Isaiah 30:4 , Ezekiel 17:15 ). Joshua 9:4 , however, should be read as in RVm [2] . The ambassador of Jeremiah 49:14 (= Obadiah 1:1 ) is probably an angel. In NT the word is used only metaphorically ( 2 Corinthians 5:20 , Ephesians 6:20 ).
‘Ambassage,’ the mission of an ambassador ( 2Ma 4:11 RV [3] ), is used also as a collective for ambassadors themselves (Luke 14:32 ; Luke 19:14 RV [3] ). In 1Ma 14:23 read with RV [3] ‘the copy of their words.’
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ambassador
Representative of one royal court to another. According to the KJV, NAS, and NIV reading of Joshua 9:4 , the Gibeonites pretended to be official ambassadors from a foreign government as they approached Joshua. Compare NRSV. The king of Babylon sent official ambassadors to learn of Hezekiah's power (2 Chronicles 32:31 ). Pharaoh Necho sent ambassadors to prevent King Josiah of Judah (640-609) from joining in the battle at Megiddo, but Josiah persisted and died (2 Chronicles 35:21 ). Faithful ambassadors bring health to a nation (Proverbs 13:17 ). Isaiah condemned Israel for sending ambassadors to Egypt seeking military aid rather than seeking God's aid (Isaiah 30:4 ). While they suffered before God's announced salvation, the people lamented before God. This included ambassadors who had unsuccessfully worked for peace (Isaiah 33:7 ). Israel consistently relied on ambassadors to foreign lands rather than on Yahweh and His plan (Isaiah 57:9 ). Jeremiah announced that God had prompted an ambassador to call the nations to punish Edom (Jeremiah 49:14 ; compare Obadiah 1:1 ). Ezekiel condemned King Zedekiah (597-586 B.C.) for sending ambassadors to Egypt seeking help in rebelling against Babylon (Ezekiel 17:15 ).
Paul saw himself even in prison as an ambassador sent by the divine King to proclaim salvation through Christ to the world (Ephesians 6:20 ; compare 2 Corinthians 5:20 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ambassador
There are three Hebrew words thus translated, signifying 'an interpreter,' 'a messenger.' They were not, as in modern times, residents in foreign lands, but were officers sent from one sovereign to another with any message of importance, or to negotiate matters of mutual interest. The men from Gibeon pretended to be ambassadors come from a distance to make an alliance with Israel. Joshua 9:4 . Ambassadors came from Babylon to visit Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 32:31 ; and from the king of Egypt to Josiah. 2 Chronicles 35:21 . Such persons represented the kings who sent them, and, whatever the message, were usually treated with due respect. David severely resented the insult offered to the messengers sent by him in kindness to Hanun, king of the children of Ammon. 2 Samuel 10:1-14 . In 2 Samuel 9 the kindness of God was accepted; here kindness was rejected. In the N.T. the apostles were ambassadors for Christ to a guilty world, to beseech their hearers to be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 ; and judgement will fall on those who obey not the gospel. 2 Thessalonians 1:8 ; 1 Peter 4:17 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Ambassador
Although this word occurs twice (2 Corinthians 5:20 and Ephesians 6:20) in the English Version of the NT, the corresponding Greek noun (πρεσβευτής) occurs nowhere. Instead, we find the verb πρεσβεύω, ‘to be an ambassador,’ while the cognate collective noun (Revised Version ‘ambassage’) is used in Luke 14:32; Luke 19:14.* [1]
In the OT the idea behind the words translated ‘ambassador’ (generally mal’âkh) is that of going or being sent, and of this the etymological equivalent in the NT is not ‘ambassador’ but ‘apostle’ (ἀπόστολος, ‘one sent forth’); but both the OT terms and the NT ἀπόστολος have to be understood in the light of use and contest rather than of derivation. In this way they acquire a richer content, of which the chief component ideas are the bearing of a message, the dealing, in a representative character, with those to whom one is sent, and the solemn investiture, before starting out, with a delegated authority sufficient for the task (cf. Galatians 1:15-17).
The representative character of ambassadorship is emphasized by the repeated ὑπέρ, ‘on behalf of,’ in 2 Corinthians 5:20, with the added ‘as though God were intreating by us.’ The same preposition (ὑπέρ) occurs in Ephesians 6:20; thus πρεσβεύω is never found in the NT without it. So also in Luke 14:32; Luke 19:14 the context shows that the πρεσβεία is representative.
There is no very marked difference between ‘ambassador’ and ‘apostle.’ πρεσβεύω, having πρέσβυς (‘aged’) as its stem, does suggest a certain special dignity and gravity, based on the ancient idea of the vastly superior wisdom brought by ripeness of years. Probably, however, St. Paul was not thinking of age at all, for πρεσβεύω had lived a life of its own long enough to be independent of its antecedents. His tone of dignity and of pride springs not so much from his metaphor as direct from his vividly realized relation to God: ὑπέρ is more emphatic than πρεσβεύω. It is in exactly the same tone that he claims the title ‘apostle’ (see, e.g., Galatians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Corinthians 15:9-10); cf. Galatians 1:15 f., where his ‘separation to preach’ expresses the same thought in yet another form. Nevertheless, his is a humble pride, for only grace has put him in his lofty position (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:9 f.). Moreover, his commission is not to lord it over others, but to ‘beseech’ them; nay, God Himself only ‘intreats’ (2 Corinthians 5:20). It is He who seeks ‘arrangements for peace’ with men (cf. Luke 14:32). On the πρεσβύτης of Philemon 1:9 (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘the aged,’ Revised Version margin ‘an ambassador’) see article Aged.
C. H. Watkins.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Ambassador
a messenger sent by a sovereign, to transact affairs of great moment. Ministers of the Gospel are called ambassadors, because, in the name of Jesus Christ the King of kings, they declare his will to men, and propose the terms of their reconciliation to God, 2 Corinthians 5:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 . Eliakim, Shebna, and Josh, the servants of king Hezekiah, were called "ambassadors of peace." In their master's name they earnestly solicited a peace from the Assyrian monarch, but were made "to weep bitterly" with the disappointment and refusal, Isaiah 33:7 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Ambassador, Ambassage
A — 1: πρεσβεύω (Strong's #4243 — Verb — presbeuo — pres-byoo'-o ) denotes (a) "to be elder or eldest, prior in birth or age;" (b) "to be an ambassador," 2 Corinthians 5:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 ; for Philemon 1:9 see under AGED. There is a suggestion that to be an "ambassador" for Christ involves the experience suggested by the word "elder." Elder men were chosen as "ambassadors."
B — 1: πρεσβεία (Strong's #4242 — Noun Feminine — presbeia — pres-bi'-ah ) primarily, "age, eldership, rank," hence, "an embassy or ambassage," is used in Luke 14:32 ; in 19:14, RV, "ambassage," for AV, "message."
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Ambassador,
a person of high rank employed by a government to represent it and transact its business at the seat of government of some other power. The earliest examples of ambassadors employed occur in (Numbers 20:14 ; 21:21 ; Judges 11:7-19 ) afterwards in that of the fraudulent Gibeonites, (Joshua 9:4 ) etc., and in the instances of civic strife mentioned (Judges 11:12 ) and Judges 20:12 Ambassadors are found to have been employed not only on occasions of hostile challenge or insolent menace, ( 1 Kings 20:2,6 ; 2 Kings 14:8 ) but of friendly compliment, of request for alliance or other aid, of submissive deprecation and of curious inquiry. (2 Kings 14:8 ; 16:7 ; 18:14 ; 2 Chronicles 32:31 ) Ministers are called ambassadors of Christ.

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Ambassadress - ) A female Ambassador; also, the wife of an Ambassador
Embassy - ) The person or persons sent as Ambassadors or envoys; the Ambassador and his suite; envoys. ) The residence or office of an Ambassador. ) The public function of an Ambassador; the charge or business intrusted to an Ambassador or to envoys; a public message to; foreign court concerning state affairs; hence, any solemn message
Lieger - ) A resident Ambassador
Ambassadorial - ) Of or pertaining to an Ambassador
Ambassadorship - ) The state, office, or functions of an Ambassador
Vakeel - ) A native attorney or agent; also, an Ambassador
Leger - ) Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger Ambassador. ) A minister or Ambassador resident at a court or seat of government
Legate - A cardinal, or bishop whom the pope sends as his Ambassador to sovereign princes
Xenium - ) A present given to a guest or stranger, or to a foreign Ambassador
Ampthill, Odo Russell, Baron - (1829-1884) British diplomatist and Ambassador, born Florence; died Potsdam. From 1871-1884 he was Ambassador at Berlin, and was created a baron in 188l
Discretionary - Left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an Ambassador with discretionary powers
Embassade - ) The mission of an Ambassador
Ambassador, Ambassage - A — 1: πρεσβεύω (Strong's #4243 — Verb — presbeuo — pres-byoo'-o ) denotes (a) "to be elder or eldest, prior in birth or age;" (b) "to be an Ambassador," 2 Corinthians 5:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 ; for Philemon 1:9 see under AGED. There is a suggestion that to be an "ambassador" for Christ involves the experience suggested by the word "elder. " Elder men were chosen as "ambassadors
Elasah - Ambassador whom Zedekiah sent to Nebuchadnezzar
Embassador - ) Same as Ambassador
Charge d'Affaires - ) A diplomatic representative, or minister of an inferior grade, accredited by the government of one state to the minister of foreign affairs of another; also, a substitute, ad interim, for an Ambassador or minister plenipotentiary
Ambassador, Ambassage - Ambassador, AMBASSAGE . As diplomatic agents of sovereigns or other persons in high authority, Ambassadors are frequently mentioned in OT and Apocrypha from the days of Moses (see below) to those of the Maccabees ( 1Ma 9:70 ; 1Ma 11:9 ; 1Ma 14:21 ; 1Ma 15:17 ). ]'>[1] are practically ‘ambassadors,’ as the Heb. The Ambassador of Jeremiah 49:14 (= Obadiah 1:1 ) is probably an angel. ...
‘Ambassage,’ the mission of an Ambassador ( 2Ma 4:11 RV [3] ), is used also as a collective for Ambassadors themselves (Luke 14:32 ; Luke 19:14 RV Immaculate Conception, Column of - Erected by Pope Pius IX to commemorate the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception (1854), is surmounted by a bronze statue of Our Lady and stands in the Piazza di Spagna, the center of the English quarter in Rome, opposite the palace of the Spanish Ambassador
Plenipotentiary - ) A person invested with full power to transact any business; especially, an Ambassador or envoy to a foreign court, with full power to negotiate a treaty, or to transact other business
Legate - ) An Ambassador or envoy
Manuel Chrysoloras - He was Byzantine Ambassador to Venice, taught Greek at Florence, Milan, and Pavia, and assisted Pope John XXIII in his efforts to end the Eastern Schism
Apostle - One who is sent; messenger; Ambassador
Credential - ) Testimonials showing that a person is entitled to credit, or has right to exercise official power, as the letters given by a government to an Ambassador or envoy, or a certificate that one is a duly elected delegate
Ambassador - Instead, we find the verb πρεσβεύω, ‘to be an Ambassador,’ while the cognate collective noun (Revised Version ‘ambassage’) is used in Luke 14:32; Luke 19:14. ]'>[1] ...
In the OT the idea behind the words translated ‘ambassador’ (generally mal’âkh) is that of going or being sent, and of this the etymological equivalent in the NT is not ‘ambassador’ but ‘apostle’ (ἀπόστολος, ‘one sent forth’); but both the OT terms and the NT ἀπόστολος have to be understood in the light of use and contest rather than of derivation. ...
The representative character of Ambassadorship is emphasized by the repeated ὑπέρ, ‘on behalf of,’ in 2 Corinthians 5:20, with the added ‘as though God were intreating by us. ...
There is no very marked difference between ‘ambassador’ and ‘apostle. On the πρεσβύτης of Philemon 1:9 (Authorized Version and Revised Version ‘the aged,’ Revised Version margin ‘an Ambassador’) see article Aged
Envoy - An envoy's rank is below that of an Ambassador
Accredit - ) To send with letters credential, as an Ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate
Anderson, Patrick - On his return to Scotland, he was betrayed and imprisoned, and later liberated, probably through the offices of the French Ambassador
Rabshakeh - The official who dealt with Hezekiah spoke for the Assyrian king much as would an Ambassador
Extraordinary - ) Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an Ambassador extraordinary
John Hobbes - She was the author of popular novels, among them "A Bundle of Life," "The Gods, Some Mortals, and Lord Wickenham," "The School for Saints," "Robert Orange," and several plays, including "Journeys end in Lovers' Meeting," "The Ambassador," and "The Flute of Pan
Hobbes, John Oliver - She was the author of popular novels, among them "A Bundle of Life," "The Gods, Some Mortals, and Lord Wickenham," "The School for Saints," "Robert Orange," and several plays, including "Journeys end in Lovers' Meeting," "The Ambassador," and "The Flute of Pan
Shebna - It is conjectured that "Shebna the scribe," who was one of those whom the king sent to confer with the Assyrian Ambassador (2 Kings 18:18,26,37 ; 19:2 ; Isaiah 36:3,11,22 ; 37:2 ), was a different person
Ambassador - According to the KJV, NAS, and NIV reading of Joshua 9:4 , the Gibeonites pretended to be official Ambassadors from a foreign government as they approached Joshua. The king of Babylon sent official Ambassadors to learn of Hezekiah's power (2 Chronicles 32:31 ). Pharaoh Necho sent Ambassadors to prevent King Josiah of Judah (640-609) from joining in the battle at Megiddo, but Josiah persisted and died (2 Chronicles 35:21 ). Faithful Ambassadors bring health to a nation (Proverbs 13:17 ). Isaiah condemned Israel for sending Ambassadors to Egypt seeking military aid rather than seeking God's aid (Isaiah 30:4 ). This included Ambassadors who had unsuccessfully worked for peace (Isaiah 33:7 ). Israel consistently relied on Ambassadors to foreign lands rather than on Yahweh and His plan (Isaiah 57:9 ). Jeremiah announced that God had prompted an Ambassador to call the nations to punish Edom (Jeremiah 49:14 ; compare Obadiah 1:1 ). ) for sending Ambassadors to Egypt seeking help in rebelling against Babylon (Ezekiel 17:15 ). ...
Paul saw himself even in prison as an Ambassador sent by the divine King to proclaim salvation through Christ to the world (Ephesians 6:20 ; compare 2 Corinthians 5:20 )
Innocent Xii, Pope - He inadvertently furnished the cause for the war of the Spanish Succession when, annoyed by the arrogance of the imperial Ambassador, Count Martinitz, he advised Charles II of Spain to name the Duke of Anjou, a Frenchman, his testamentary successor
Beaton, James (ii) - After opposing for eight years the plans of the Scottish nobles to enrich themselves with the spoils of the Church, he went to Paris in 1560, where he acted as Scottish Ambassador
Hado'Ram - ...
Son of Tou or Toi king of Hamath; his father's Ambassador to congratulate David on his victory over Hadarezer king of Zobah
Leo xi, Pope - Of a famous Florentine family he held the position of Ambassador at the court of Tuscany for 15 years; then he was elected Bishop of Pistoia, and Archbishop of Florence
Metz, Amalarius of - A pupil of Alcuin at Aix-la-Chapelle, he was bishop of Trier, 811-813, and later Ambassador to Constantinople
Amalarius of Metz - A pupil of Alcuin at Aix-la-Chapelle, he was bishop of Trier, 811-813, and later Ambassador to Constantinople
Ambassador - It probably does not apply to all believers for many of GOD's children are afraid to become His messengers, and they keep the good news to themselves The true Ambassador comes out boldly for his king and for his country
Symphosius of Metz - A pupil of Alcuin at Aix-la-Chapelle, he was bishop of Trier, 811-813, and later Ambassador to Constantinople
Choiseul, Etienne Francois, Duc de - He was Ambassador at Rome during the contest between the Parliament and clergy concerning the Bull "Unigenitus," and aided in obtaining Benedict XIV's Bull "Ex Omnibus" (1756), which calmed the dispute
Martyr d'Anghiera, Peter - At Rome he met the Spanish Ambassador whom he accompanied to Spain, where he became noted among the humanists, and was patronized by Ferdinand and Isabella
Herbert of Lea, Elizabeth, Lady - , and niece of Lord Heytesbury, British Ambassador at Saint Petersburg, she married, in 1846, Sidney Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke
Elizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea - , and niece of Lord Heytesbury, British Ambassador at Saint Petersburg, she married, in 1846, Sidney Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke
Delegate - ) To send as one's representative; to empower as an Ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize
Fesch, Joseph - In 1802 he was named Archbishop of Lyons, and, receiving the cardinal's hat in 1803, was appointed Ambassador to Rome
Hugh of Lincoln, Saint - Sent as Ambassador to France he concluded a treaty of peace between France and England
Lincoln, Hugh of, Saint - Sent as Ambassador to France he concluded a treaty of peace between France and England
Ambassador - The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had recourse to the services of Ambassadors, e. ...
To do injury to an Ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Samuel 10:5 )
Ambassador - Stands for two Hebrew words: malahch , "messenger," and tzeer , "ambassador. The Ambassador's person was regarded as inviolable (2 Samuel 10:2-5; 2 Samuel 12:26-31). Once in New Testament, "we are Ambassadors for Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:20); treating with men "in Christ's stead": God "beseeching," and His Ambassadors "praying" men to be reconciled to God. Our part is to send prayers, as our ambassage, to meet God's Ambassadors, desiring His conditions of peace (Luke 14:32; Isaiah 27:5)
Alexandrian Manuscript - from Cyrillus Lucaris, patriarch of Constantinople, by Sir Thomas Rowe, Ambassador from England to the grand Seignior, about the year 1628
Recall - ) To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an Ambassador
John - The father of Eupolemus ( 1Ma 8:17 , 2Ma 4:11 ), who was sent by Judas Maccabæus as an Ambassador to Rome
Receive - ) To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, Ambassador, messenger, etc
Chittim - The "ships of Chittim" in Daniel 11:30 are the Macedonian-Greek or even Italian vessels, in which the Roman Ambassador Popilius Laenas arrived to check Antiochus Epiphanes
Sabas, Saint - He was sent as an Ambassador to Constantinople in a
Mediator - " This word is used in the New Testament to denote simply an internuncius, an Ambassador, one who acts as a medium of communication between two contracting parties
Ambassador - In Catholic countries the pope's Ambassador, nuncio, legate, or envoy has precedence over other members of the diplomatic corps. The use of a private chapel for the Ambassadors of a Catholic country at a Protestant court and vice versa, is always allowed. The Sardinian, Neapolitan, Venetian, Bavarian, Portuguese, and Spanish Ambassadors had their private chapels in London even when the Catholic religion was proscribed in England. These nations send Ambassadors to the Holy See: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Peru, Poland
Otto Eduard Leopold Von Bismarck - In 1857 he was appointed Ambassador to Russia, and in 1861, to Paris
James Gibbons - He also wrote "Our Christian Heritage" and "The Ambassador of Christ
Gibbons, James - He also wrote "Our Christian Heritage" and "The Ambassador of Christ
Saint Bartholomew's Day - As early as 1560 Michaelis Suriano, the Venetian Ambassador, wrote that Francis II wanted to fall upon the Protestant leaders and punish them without mercy; in 1569 Parliament offered a reward to whomever would apprehend the Admiral Coligny, leader of the Calvinist party
Phinehas - Phinehas, as Ambassador with ten princes, was delegated by Israel to remonstrate with the two and a half tribes as to the altar the latter built at Jordan; these satisfied the delegates and Israel as to their intentions
Rousseau, Jean Jacques - Having spent a year in Vellice as secretary to the French Ambassador, he came back to Paris, wrote music, and began his liaison with Therese le Vasseur, a barmaid, by whom he had five children, consigning all of them to a foundling asylum
Samaritan Pentateuch - de Sansi, then Ambassador of France at Constantinople, and afterwards bishop of St
Elisha - Many would hear and fear, and learn to reverence God's Ambassador
Justina, Empress - She placed her son in his hands, and induced him to undertake the delicate task of going as Ambassador to Maximus, to persuade him to be contented with Gratian's provinces and to leave Valentinian in undisturbed possession of Italy, Africa, and Western Illyricum (St
Epistles - Montagu says, the bassa of Belgrade's answer to the English Ambassador going to Constantinople was brought to him in a purse of scarlet satin
Ambassage - Both in the original and the translation the abstract is used for the concrete; a term meaning the office or message of an Ambassador or body of Ambassadors for the Ambassadors themselves. Paul uses the corresponding verb in 2 Corinthians 5:20, where he describes the Christian preachers as ‘ambassadors for Christ,’ and in Ephesians 6:20 the idea is repeated
Paulus, Bishop of Emesa - Weary of conflict and anxious to obtain peace John of Antioch despatched Paul as his Ambassador to Alexandria to confer with Cyril on the terms of mutual concord a
Asiarch - It seems at first sight so strange that men elected to foster the worship of Rome and the Emperor should be found favouring the Ambassador of the Messiah, the Emperor’s rival for the lordship of the Empire
Pelagius i., Bishop of Rome - Consequently the Frank king Childebert sent to him an Ambassador, by name Rufinus, requesting him to declare his acceptance of the tome of pope Leo, or to express his belief in his own words
Gregorius Theopolitanus, Bishop of Antioch - Soon after, his diplomatic skill caused him to be selected by Maurice as an Ambassador to the younger Chosroes, when compelled by his disasters to take refuge in the imperial territory, a
Germany - Germany is represented at the Holy See by an Ambassador, and a nuncio resides in Berlin
Mexico - In July 1929, largely through the efforts of the American Ambassador, Dwight W
France - France is represented in the Vatican City by an Ambassador, and a papal nuncio resides in Paris
Cherubim - As the Ambassador of an earthly king, though he represents his master, may, at the same time, join his fellow subjects in proclaiming with them his master's honour
Ulfilas - The king of the Goths then sent him to Constantinople as Ambassador to the emperor, c
Nicodemus - 2) gives Nicodemus as the name of an Ambassador from Aristobulus to Pompey
Nestorian Church - —The church was then formally put into the position that it had, previously to the persecution, occupied practically: it was made a melet in the Persian state, under its catholicos, Isaac; it was allowed to hold a council, under his presidency and that of the Roman Ambassador, Marutha; and it now for the first time accepted the Nicene Creed. A council held in 420 to deal with this, under the catholicos Yahb-Alaha, and another Roman Ambassador, Acacius of Amida, could only suggest the acceptance of the rules of several Western councils—Gangra, Antioch, Caesarea—without considering whether rules adapted for the West would for that reason suit the East. , was sent as Ambassador to Constantinople, and he was there asked to explain its faith, and was admitted as orthodox
Apostle - ...
Once the Lord Himself is so designated, "the Apostle of our profession" (Hebrews 3:1); the, Ambassador sent from the Father (John 20:21)
Paul - From that time on, Paul never ceased to wonder at the work of God in saving the opponent of Christianity and turning him into an Ambassador for Christianity
Samaritan Pentateuch - de Sancy, French Ambassador at Constantinople, obtained it for Pietro della Valle, and sent it to the library of the Orateire at Paris in 1623
Philip - It is in entire accord not only with Philip’s (possible) Greek origin, but with his sympathetic, inquiring disposition, that the Greek visitors to the Temple should select him as their Ambassador to Jesus (John 12:20 ff
Ignatius - on his arrival in Troas-Ignatius seems to have given up all anxiety about the Church of Antioch: ‘Seeing that in answer to your prayer and to the tender sympathy which ye have in Christ Jesus, it hath been reported to me that the church which is in Antioch of Syria hath peace, it is becoming for you as a church of God, to appoint a deacon to go thither as God’s Ambassador, that he may congratulate them when they are assembled together, and may glorify the Name’ (Philad. To the Smyrnaeans he is even more explicit: ‘It is meet that your church should appoint, for the honour of God, an Ambassador of God that he may go as far as Syria and congratulate them because they are at peace, and have recovered their proper stature, and their proper bulk hath been restored to them’ (τὸ ἴδιον σωματεῖον; xi. And this I will do, if I get a fit opportunity, either I myself, or he whom I shall send to be Ambassador on your behalf also’ (xiii
Jonath - He will be the very best Ambassador that could possibly be sent to the king of Nineveh. With a great joy in God Jonah will be an Ambassador to beseech the king of Nineveh and all his nobles and all his people to be reconciled to the righteous God of Israel
Maximus Magnus, Christian Emperor in the West - A second Ambassador Domninus was sent, and was entirely deceived by the soft words of Maximus, who persuaded him that Valentinian had no better friend than himself, and cajoled him into taking back into Italy a part of his army, under pretence of serving against the barbarians who were invading Pannonia
Genseric, King of the Vandals - Genseric, at the request of the emperor's Ambassador Severus, released those prisoners who had fallen to his own or his sons' lot, and allowed him to ransom as many others as he could (Malchus, de Legationibus , 3, ed
Apostle - Envoy, Ambassador, or messenger commissioned to carry out the instructions of the commissioning aget. What is emphasized is that their apostolic commission authorized them to preach (1 Corinthians 1:17 ); to be Ambassadors for Christ (2Col 5:20; Ephesians 6:20 ); to be witnesses to all nations (Luke 24:48 ); and to make disciples of all peoples (Matthew 28:19 )
Antiochus - Laenas, the Roman Ambassador, arriving in Graeco Macedonian ships ("of Chittim") and compelling him to return
Disciples - ...
Background of Apostle The English word “apostle” comes from the Greek term apostolos , which means a messenger, envoy, or Ambassador
Paul the Aged - For whom I am an Ambassador in bonds
Collection - It is not improbable that the triumphant joyousness (ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν πεπλάτυνται, 2 Corinthians 6:11) of his late appeal to them was due to their having chosen himself as their Ambassador or representative to convey their ‘gracious’ gift (ἀπενεγκεῖν τὴν χάριν ὑμῶν εἰς Ἰερουσαλήμ, 1 Corinthians 16:3) to its destination
Ephesians Epistle to the - The phrase ‘I am a chained Ambassador’ (Ephesians 6:20) certainly has more point after the appeal to Caesar, and suggests that St
Pharaoh - What! Moses! of all men in the world, to come into my presence with a demand like that! Had Moses been some great Ambassador who had come in a ship from some far country; had Moses and Aaron come with great gifts and in a great name to negotiate a royal league with Egypt, Pharaoh would have done them honour. But Moses and Aaron! Why, they should have been at their tasks! Who are they, to come like Ambassadors to me? No; to your bricks and to your burdens, you Moses and Aaron! And if only your minister were some great one, it would go so much better with him and with you
Jesuits - The necessary measures were concerted under the direction of De Choiseul, by the Marquis D'Ossun, the French Ambassador at Madrid, with Charles III, king of Spain, and his prime minister, the Count D'Aranda
Koran - ...
The general design of the Koran was to unite the professors of the three different religions, than followed in the populous country of Arabia, (who, for the most part, wandered without guides, the far greater number being idolaters, and the rest Jews and Christians, mostly of erroneous opinion, ) in the knowledge and worship of one God, under the sanction of certain laws and ceremonies, partly of ancient, and partly of novel institution, enforced by the consideration of rewards and punishments both temporal and eternal; and to bring them all to the obedience of Mahomet, as the prophet and Ambassador of God; who, after the repeated admonitions, promises, and threats of former ages, was sent at last to establish and propagate God's religion on earth; and to be acknowledged chief pontiff in spiritual matters, as well as supreme prince in temporal
Montanus - In a fragment of his prophecy preserved by Epiphanius he says, "I have come, not an angel or Ambassador, but God the Father
Mahometanism - However, when he came to Al Hodeibiya, which is situated partly within and partly without the sacred territory, the Koreish sent to let him know that they would not permit him to enter Mecca, unless he forced his way: whereupon, he called his troops about him, and they all took a solemn oath of fealty or homage to him, and he resolved to attack the city: but those of Mecca sending Arwa Ebn Masun, prince of the tribe of Thakif, as their Ambassador, to desire peace, a truce was concluded between them for ten years, by which any person was allowed to enter into league either with Mahomet, or with the Koreish as he thought fit. And soon after the prophet sent 3000 men against the Grecian forces, to revenge the death of one of his Ambassadors who, being sent to the governor of Bosra on the same errand as those who went to the above-mentioned princes, was slain by an Arab of the tribe of Ghassan, at Muta, a town in the territory of Balka, in Syria, about three days journey eastward from Jerusalem, near which town they encountered. Among the rest, five kings of the tribe of Hamyar professed Mahometanism, and sent Ambassadors to notify the same