What does Amongst mean in the Bible?

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Webster's Dictionary - Amongst
(1):
(prep.) Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
(2):
(prep.) Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action.
(3):
(prep.) Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of.
King James Dictionary - Amongst
AMONGST', prep. Gr. See Mingle.
1. In a general or primitive sense, mixed or mingled with as tares among wheat. 2. Conjoined or associated with, or making part of the number. Blessed art thou among women. Luke 1 .
3. Of the number as, there is not one among a thousand, possessing the like qualities.

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Rebecca - Grew up in Padan Aram, Amongst pagans, but remained a pristine “rose Amongst thorns
Mearah - Mentioned Amongst the districts of Palestine that had yet to be possessed ( Joshua 13:4 )
ha'Shem - The sons of Hashem the Gizonite are named Amongst the members of David's guard in ( 1 Chronicles 11:34 ) (B
Hero'Dion, - Paul, to whom he sends his salutation Amongst the Christians of the Roman church
en-Rimmon - In Joshua 15:32 Amongst the towns assigned to Judah we find ‘Ain and Rimmon,’ and in Joshua 19:7 (cf. 1 Chronicles 4:32 ) Amongst those assigned to Simeon are ‘Ain, Rimmon
gi'Zonites, the - "The sons of Hashem the Gizonite "are named Amongst the warriors of David's guard
Ephai - Described in Jeremiah 40:8 (Gr 47:8) as ‘the Netophathite,’ whose sons were Amongst the ‘captains of the forces’ who joined Gedaliah at Mizpah, and were murdered along with him by Ishmael ( Jeremiah 41:3 )
Kislev 19 - Dovber, the Maggid of Mezritch, in 1772, and anniversary of the release from capital sentence and imprisonment of his disciple, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, in 1798; celebrated as a Chassidic holiday Amongst Chabad Chassidim ...
Dulcimer - The same instrument is still in use Amongst peasants in the northwest of Asia and in southern Europe, where it is known by the similar name sampogna or zampogna
Smith - The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith Amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Samuel 13:19 )
Aillon, Joseph de la Roche d' - He landed at Quebec, 1625; was among the Hurons, 1626; passed to the Neutral Nation, remaining with them three months, barely escaping death; returned to the Hurons; and published an account of his sojourn Amongst the Neutrals, describing their country and customs
Maccabees - Their name is an acronym of their battle cry, whose Hebrew words mean �who is likened unto You Amongst all powers, O, G-d
Allion, Joseph de la Roche d' - He landed at Quebec, 1625; was among the Hurons, 1626; passed to the Neutral Nation, remaining with them three months, barely escaping death; returned to the Hurons; and published an account of his sojourn Amongst the Neutrals, describing their country and customs
a'Dri-el - ) His five sons were Amongst the seven descendants of Saul whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites
Hen - In Zechariah 6:14 ‘Hen the son of Zephaniah’ is mentioned Amongst those whose memory was to be perpetuated by the crowns laid up in the Temple (so AV Achshaph - Its king joined Jabin’s confederacy, which was defeated by Joshua, and the ruler of Achshaph was Amongst the slain ( Joshua 11:1 ; Joshua 12:20 )
Amongst - Amongst', prep
Lapwing - Hoopoe, and in the parallel passage of Deuteronomy 14:18, Amongst the list of those birds which were forbidden by the law of Moses to be eaten by the Israelites
Flute - , PIPE ), A musical instrument mentioned Amongst others, (Daniel 3:5,7,10,15 ) as used at the worship of the golden image which Nebuchadnezzar had set up
Baal-Berith - The ‘covenant’ may be that Amongst the Canaanite peoples or that between Canaanltes and Israelites; or the title may be parallel to Zeus Horkios , the god who presides over covenants
Libertines - Acts 7:8 brings the Libertines forward as a group or synagogue Amongst the Hellenistic Jews concerned in the prosecution of Stephen. Amongst the Libertines were found many Jews, not a few of them being the descendants of the Jerusalemites, carried away by Pompey
Ben-Ammi - Notwithstanding the fact that incestuous marriages were common Amongst these people, it is most likely that the narrative is a product of the bitter hatred which was excited by prolonged contests for the territory E
Geder - An unidentified Canaanitish town, whose king was Amongst those conquered by Joshua ( Joshua 12:13 only)
Jeroham - ‘Sons of Jeroham’ were Amongst David’s heroes ( 1 Chronicles 12:7 )
Hare - arnebeth ) occurs only in ( Leviticus 11:6 ) and Deuteronomy 14:7 Amongst the animals disallowed as food by the Mosaic law
Libation - Amongst the Greeks and Romans it was an essential part of solemn sacrifices
Lapwing - duciphath ) occurs only in ( Leviticus 11:19 ) and in the parallel passage of (14:18) Amongst the list of those birds which were forbidden by the law of Moses to be eaten by the Israelites
Rue - The Talmud enumerates rue Amongst kitchen herbs, and regards it as free of tithe as being a plant not cultivated in gardens
Ithrite, the - A gentilic adjective applied to the descendants of a family of Kiriath-jearim ( 1 Chronicles 2:53 ), Amongst whom were two of David’s guard ( 2 Samuel 23:38 , 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira and Gareb)
Kelaiah - 1Es 9:48 Calitas ), and his name occurs Amongst the signatories to the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:10 )
Ministry: Best Men Needed For it - Amongst the Jesuits they have a rule, that they who are unapt for greater studies, shall study cases of conscience
Mahol - ]'>[2] ‘dance’) Amongst instruments of music, so that the four wise men mentioned above may really be described as ‘sons of music,’ in which case their wisdom may have consisted chiefly in their skill in the composition of hymns
Assos - The fortifications are Amongst the most excellent of their kind
Law of Guarantees - This law was never accepted by Pius IX and his successors because, Amongst other reasons, it presupposed the subjection of the pope to the Italian ruler, a status which could never be admitted by one whose supreme spiritual authority extends to the Universal Church
Liturgical Use of Bread - There are also, however, several other uses Amongst which are the following
Guarantees, Law of - This law was never accepted by Pius IX and his successors because, Amongst other reasons, it presupposed the subjection of the pope to the Italian ruler, a status which could never be admitted by one whose supreme spiritual authority extends to the Universal Church
Centurion - The passage to the higher ranks was even more difficult in his case than it is Amongst our non-commissioned officers
Caesar's Household - The number of these servants was very large, and Amongst them were accountants, governors of provinces, secretaries, stewards, etc
ge'ba - ( Joshua 21:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60 ) It is named Amongst the first group of the Benjamite towns --apparently those lying near to and along the north boundary
Paulicianism - Their perversions were later embodied in the tenets of the Bogomili, the Cathari, the Albigenses, and exist even today in more or less modified forms Amongst some Armenians
Cananaean - 70), their fanaticism made them terrible opponents, not only to the Romans, but to other factions Amongst their own countrymen
Eleazar - Together with Joshua, divided the Land of Israel Amongst the Tribes
Achaia - Paul began Amongst them and was carried on by Apollos (1 and 2 Cor
Grecians - Zechariah 9:13 foretells the triumphs of the Maccabees over the Græco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, Amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Greeks - Zechariah 9:13 foretells the triumphs of the Maccabees over the Græco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, Amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Put, Phut - A people counted Amongst the sons of Ham ( Genesis 10:6 , 1 Chronicles 1:8 ), and frequently mentioned in the prophets as an ally of Egypt ( Jeremiah 46:9 , Ezekiel 27:10 ; Ezekiel 30:5 ; Ezekiel 38:5 , Nahum 3:9 )
Concubine - Among the early Jews, from various causes, the difference between a wife and a concubine was less marked than it would be Amongst us
Cart - After retaining the ark Amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites
Ass - The most noble and honorable Amongst the Jews were wont to be mounted on asses
ar'Abah - This portion, about 150 miles in length, is known Amongst the Arabs by the name of el-Ghor
Abijah - The course of Abijah is not mentioned Amongst those that returned from the Exile; but in one of the later rearrangements the name was attached to a course that afterwards included Zacharias (Luke 1:5). It is not possible with our present materials to determine exactly how the various services were divided Amongst the members of a course, or at what times in the year Zacharias would be on duty
Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament - ...
Amongst the most beautiful and inspiring of devotions to the Blessed Sacrament are processions in which the Blessed Sacrament is borne along the line of march by the priest
Christ: Welcoming Sinners - The warmth of the hand was so agreeable to him that he sat down on it, burying his little cold feet in his feathers, and looking about with his bright eye not in the least afraid, and as if feeling assured that he had been cast Amongst good kind people whom he had no occasion, to be so backward in trusting
Bar-Jesus - ’ The knowledge of the Magians was half-mystical, half-scientific; Amongst them were some devout seekers after truth, but many were mere tricksters
Caesar - It was borne also, Amongst other less important persons, by the emperor Caius Cæsar Germanicus (nicknamed ‘Caligula,’ ‘Boots’) (a
Abominable, Abomination - " This is said of the image to be set up by Antichrist, Matthew 24:15 ; Mark 13:14 ; of that which is highly esteemed Amongst men, in contrast to its real character in the sight of God, Luke 16:15
Gourd - , are favorite articles of refreshing food Amongst the Orientals, we can easily understand the cause of the mistake
Ass - The most noble and honorable Amongst the Jews were wont to be mounted on asses
Corruptions: Seen Even in Solitude - ' ...
Alas! alas! what will it avail us whether we are in England or Ireland, Scotland or America; whether we live Amongst mankind, or retire into a hermitage, if we still carry with us our own hell, our corrupt evil tempers? Without a new heart and a right spirit, no condition can deliver a man from the thraldom of his sins
Envy - Bacon closes his essay on ‘Envy’ with this sentence: ‘Envy is the vilest affection and the most depraved; for which cause it is the proper attribute of the Devil, who is called, The envious man, that soweth tares Amongst the wheat by night; as it always cometh to pass, that Envy worketh subtilly and in the dark, and to the prejudice of good things, such as is the wheat
Daniel - ) notes that Amongst his contemporaries were ‘a Hananiah ( Nehemiah 10:23 ), a Mishael ( Nehemiah 8:4 ), and an Azariah ( Nehemiah 10:2 ); but the coincidence is probably accidental
Greece, Greeks, Gre'Cians - Zechariah, (Zechariah 9:13 ) foretells the triumphs of the Maccabees against the Greco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, Amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Arm - Part of the insignia of royalty Amongst Oriental peoples was a bracelet worn on the arm ( 2 Samuel 1:10 ; cf. It is interesting to recall here the means by which Jeremiah escaped the vengeance of his political enemies, especially as the narrative reveals the affection inspired by the prophet Amongst some of the courtiers ( Jeremiah 38:12 )
Claudius - The expulsion of Jews from Rome, due to dissensions Amongst them, occurred in the year 50
Zenas - May it be that these men were chosen as messengers to Crete because they were known to have influence Amongst Jewish converts from whom the troubles in Crete seem to have chiefly arisen (cf
Gabbatha - Such a spot might well be known Amongst one class of the people (the Romans and their associates) as the Pavement, and Amongst another as Gabbatha
Thessalonians, Epistles to the - While, on the whole, the report of Timothy was encouraging, it also showed that divers errors and misunderstandings regarding the tenor of Paul's teaching had crept in Amongst them
Baruch - 604), again during the last siege of Jerusalem (587 6), and again Amongst the Judæans left behind after the Second Captivity
e'Lam - ) Elam occurs Amongst the names of the chief of the people who signed the covenant with Nehemiah
No - "As I wandered day after day with ever-growing amazement Amongst these relics of ancient magnificence, I felt that if all the ruins in Europe, classical, Celtic, and medieval, were brought together into one centre, they would fall far short both in extent and grandeur of those of this single Egyptian city
Of - ) Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from Amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company
Oath - Amongst the Jews, the juror held up his right hand towards heaven, Psa_144:8. ) Amongst the Jews, also, an oath of fidelity was taken by the servant's putting his hand under the thigh of his lord, Gen_24:2. Amongst the Greeks and Romans, the form varied with the subject and occasion of the oath: in private contracts, the parties took hold of each other's hand, whilst they swore to the performance; or they touched the altar of the god by whose divinity they swore
Right - ’ In every conceivable position and relation in which a man finds himself there is a course of action or a state of being for him which is as it should be: the one straight line of conduct Amongst many more or less crooked
Adorning - , prevalent even Amongst Christians of their day
Profane - , when it became a tried institution with recognized doctrine (1 Timothy 4:6), and had a clientele Amongst men, then there was room for this sin
Slave, Slavery (2) - Except in the latter form the institution did not flourish Amongst the Jews in NT times. Amongst the Essenes, the holding of slaves was unknown and not allowed (Philo, ed. 4) required the slave to make compensation on his release, and thus has clearly in view a case of temporary servitude Amongst Jews, akin to those met with in the OT. Redemptive love recognizes no distinctions of sex or status, but makes men of all social ranks equally responsible for their attitude towards God; and thus society becomes an organism of free men, Amongst whom the only authority that is strictly imperial or beyond questioning is that of Christ
Death: Differently Viewed by Different Characters - He was a stranger going Amongst strangers, and though sometimes during the voyage he had a momentary hope that something unexpected might occur, and that some friendly face might recognise him in regions where he was going an alien and an adventurer, no such welcoming face is there, and with reluctant steps he quits the vessel, and commits himself to the unknown country
Bible: How to Hear - Amongst the insects which subsist on the sweet sap of flowers, there are two very different classes
Divorce - Paley, for reasons of local expediency, permitted the Jewish husband to put away his wife; but whether for every cause, or for what cause, appears to have been controverted Amongst the interpreters of those times
Barnabas - ’ His kindly introduction of Saul to the Christians at Jerusalem disarmed their fears ( Acts 9:27 ); his broad sympathies made him quick to recognize the work of grace Amongst the Greeks at Antioch ( Acts 11:23 ), and to discern the fitness of his gifted friend for that important sphere of service ( Acts 11:25 f
Grafting - But this is no ground for self-adulation: all the blessings which the Gentiles derive come from the original stock into which they have been grafted through no merit of their own; let them beware, therefore, lest through pride and want of faith they also are cut off, for it would, on the one hand, be a much less violent proceeding to cut off the wild branches; which have been grafted in, than it was to cut off the original branches: while, on the other hand, it would be far easier and far more natural to graft the original cultivated branches back into the stock on which they grew than it was to graft the Gentiles, who are merely a slip cut from a wild olive, in Amongst the branches of the cultivated olive
Isaac - His mother died when he was thirty-six years of age; and Abraham sent a servant to fetch a wife for Isaac from Amongst his kindred in Mesopotamia, according to Genesis 24:1-67 , where the religious spirit is as noticeable as the idyllic tone. ) Amongst whom he dwelt, and eventually he withdrew again to Beersheba ( Genesis 26:23 )
Palace - Amongst these is one of a human figure nailed upon a cross
Ecclesiastical History - It shows us the various opinions which prevailed at different times Amongst the fathers and other Christians, and how they departed more or less from the simplicity of the Gospel
Elder - The rudimentary form of government which prevailed Amongst the Hebrews in primitive times grew out of family life
Sinai - At this time a spirit of discontent broke out Amongst them, and the Lord manifested his displeasure by a fire which fell on the encampment and inflicted injury on them
Midianite - A plague broke out Amongst them, and more than twenty-four thousand of the people perished (Numbers 25:9 )
Eunuch - But there have been competent commanders Amongst them
Procurator (2) - This upper servant acted for his master, in the absence of the latter, in all matters connected with money, and it may safely be said that only a small estate Amongst the Romans would be without one
Covetousness - Such persons reverse unconsciously Christ’s principle that ‘the life is more than meat’ (Matthew 6:25); and the Pharisees, ‘who were covetous’ (Luke 16:14), by their blindness to the true order of importance called forth essentially the same rebuke, ‘that which is highly esteemed Amongst men, is abomination in the sight of God’ (Luke 16:15). Devotion to the outward is, in His gospel, vanity; the loving and discerning soul has God for its possession, and from sheer sympathy of heart joys in His work Amongst men
Version, the Revised English - "...
The Revisers had an avowed Unitarian Amongst them, and how could God bless such dishonour on His beloved Son?...
All the above remarks refer to the New Testament
Famine - Hence we find it Amongst the terrors of the eschatological passages of NT ( Mark 13:8 , Revelation 18:8 )
Meletius, Bishop of Antioch - During the 14 years which followed, bitterness and alienation were rife Amongst the followers of Meletius and Paulinus. 2), Amongst which must have been the Arians of Antioch (Theod
Hair - The art was highly developed Amongst Greek and Roman women, as may be seen from coins, etc
Business - Paul experienced this in the two instances mentioned, and Pliny’s letter to Trajan testifies that there was much feeling against Christians Amongst those who sold fodder for the victims used in heathen sacrifices
Isaacus Antiochenus, a Priest of Antioch in Syria - Ephraim, and included Amongst his works in the Roman edition
Feet - ) and the habit of rendering such service to the ‘saints’ is mentioned Amongst the qualifications of ‘widows’ (1 Timothy 5:10; see article Widow)
Hope - They all, like Abraham, saw "his day afar off," rejoiced and were glad; and, like him, Amongst all the discouraging circumstances they had to encounter"against hope, they believed in hope
Jovinianus, Heretic - Certain Christians at Rome, Amongst them Jerome's correspondent Pammachius, brought the book to the notice of Siricius, bp
Manaen (2) - He may have been Amongst the number of those who listened on the Jordan’s banks, and brought tidings to Antipas. He would then rank Amongst that honoured company whose consistent practice of the faith they professed first won them the name ‘Christian,’ Christ’s man,—honoured since with world-wide acceptance wherever the gospel message has spread
Self-Control - In the same group, though by no means on the same level, may be put all the animœ naturaliter Christianœ, Amongst whom the obligation of self-control, if rendered easier of discharge by their disposition, should be more quickly and actively met (Matthew 13:12; Matthew 25:29, Luke 12:47 f. In regard to the physical nature, Christ neither practised nor enjoined its suppression, but only the maintenance of its proper relation Amongst natural promptings and activities. A professed neutrality which is really childish and angry self-will deals of necessity in exaggeration; and in this case its evidence proves no degree of self-indulgence on the part of Christ, but merely magnifies His geniality, and the gentle way in which He moved Amongst all innocent forms of human life, into a charge against Him of excess. And the sensitive life of Christ is most correctly viewed as an organized comity of well-graded sentiments and feelings, Amongst which due order was maintained without either difficult effort or occasional failure. There is no instance of His having been diverted from His purpose by the ‘gainsaying of sinners’ (Hebrews 12:3), the blundering clamour of the people, or their unbelieving disavowal of His mission (Mark 14:58); and even widespread alienation Amongst His followers was turned into an occasion for deepening the convictions and strengthening the loyalty of the others (John 6:67)
Rapture Ecstasy - Amongst the results of the healing of the paralytic by Christ, St
Praetorium - The arguments in favour of his adoption of the castle as his residence have been accepted, Amongst recent commentators, by Westcott (on John 18) and Swete (on Mark 15:16); but, on the other hand, Herod’s palace has been preferred by Schürer, Edersheim, Sir C
Pipe Flute - Amongst the Romans the designator and his lictores made the tibicines and other musicians take the forefront of the funeral processions
Macedonius ii, Patriarch of Constantinople - This caused such a tumult Amongst the citizens that the emperor was obliged to shut himself up in his palace and to have vessels moored near in case flight should be necessary
Melania, a Roman Lady - Amongst those who visited her was EVAGRIUS, whom she persuaded to embrace the monastic life (a
Mustard - Hooker) found the black mustard on the banks of the Jordan ‘ten feet high, drawn up Amongst bushes, etc
Praetorium - The arguments in favour of his adoption of the castle as his residence have been accepted, Amongst recent commentators, by Westcott (on John 18) and Swete (on Mark 15:16); but, on the other hand, Herod’s palace has been preferred by Schürer, Edersheim, Sir C
Proselyte - ...
But the proselytes must always have formed a very small minority of those Amongst the Gentiles who had lent an ear to Jewish teaching. Amongst these the gospel had a different reception; it was readily accepted and eagerly followed. Amongst the Jews both the proselyte and the devout worshipper occupied an inferior place, but here was a faith that made no distinction between Jew or Gentile, a faith whose conception of God was tenderer and whose ethical standards were higher, that made love and not law the interpreter of duty and the inspiration of service, that lived not in an evening twilight of anticipation of a glorious Messianic morning, but in warm fellowship with a Personality that was the evidence of its power and truth
Polygamy - ...
Polygamy not only violates the constitution of nature, and the apparent design of the Deity, but produces to the parties themselves, and to the public, the following bad effects: contests and jealousies Amongst the wives of the same husband; distracted affections, or the loss of all affection in the husband himself: a voluptuousness in the rich which dissolves the vigour of their intellectual as well as active faculties, producing that indolence and imbecility, both of mind and body, which have long characterized the nations of the East; the abasement of one half of the human species, who, in countries where polygamy obtains, are degraded into instruments of physical pleasure to the other half; neglect of children; and the manifold and sometimes unnatural mischiefs which arise from a scarcity of women. For which reason, and because it was likewise forbidden Amongst the Greeks and Romans, we cannot expect to find any express law upon the subject in the Christian code
Pharisees - Necessarily, the popularization of monotheism drew along with it a growing sense of superiority to the heathen and idolatrous nations Amongst whom their lot was cast. Their interests lay in the synagogue, in the schooling of children, in missionary extension Amongst the heathen
Philip - And even the matter-of-fact Andrew showed more imagination when, after the mention of the lad’s little store, he at least hazarded the suggestion, ‘But what are they Amongst so many?’...
(3) The case is similar when we turn to another occasion when we find the two Apostles together. And we hear nothing more of him in the NT except for the mention of his name Amongst the Apostles who assembled in the upper room at Jerusalem after their Lord’s Ascension (Acts 1:13)
Nebuchadnezzar - An idea of the extent of this monarch's building enterprises may be drawn from the fact that nine-tenths of the bricks found Amongst the ruins of the ancient capital are inscribed with his name
Oaths - Another form was: ‘God is witness betwixt me and thee’ ( Genesis 31:50 ), or, ‘The Lord be a true and faithful witness Amongst us, if …’ ( Jeremiah 42:5 ); a more common form is: ‘As the Lord liveth’ ( Judges 8:19 ), which is sometimes varied by the addition of a reference to the person to whom the oath was made: ‘As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth’ ( 1 Samuel 20:3 , cf
Vote - Amongst the Romans, voting papers (tabellae) were used (W
Harlot - Nor would the immorality of women employed in shameless rites be confined to religious ceremonies, any more than is the case to-day Amongst similar women attached to Indian temples
Greece - The Jews were Amongst the chief spreaders of the language
Harlot - Nor would the immorality of women employed in shameless rites be confined to religious ceremonies, any more than is the case to-day Amongst similar women attached to Indian temples
Pilgrim (2) - In estimating the rapid progress of the Christian faith, especially Amongst the Dispersion, it must be remembered that many strangers, such as Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:26), would be at the feast, and would carry away some knowledge to prepare their minds for the Apostolic message
Victor Vitensis - He seems to have been numbered Amongst the clergy of Carthage c
Woman (2) - From this it is clear that whilst He gave her, who was blessed indeed Amongst women in being His mother, full opportunities for the development of her mind and spirit, never checking during those thirty years those natural desires to know all that He would tell her of the Kingdom of which the angel had spoken to her, yet He chiefly valued in her the growth of those spiritual graces which had led to her being selected for the high position she held. It was this combination of strength and tenderness, of respect for the individuality of the soul and yet desire to disentangle it from its sins, that gave Him just that same pre-eminent place Amongst the women as Amongst the men of His day
Solomon - He was the leader of his people also in this uprising Amongst them of new intellectual life. Now for the first time a worship was publicly set up Amongst the people of the Lord which was not simply irregular or forbidden, like that of Gideon (Judges 8:27 ), or the Danites (Judges 18:30,31 ), but was downright idolatrous
Learning - Amongst the Israelites Moses and Solomon are credited (Acts 7:22, 1 Kings 4:29-34) with all the knowledge the world then possessed; and to the latter are attributed not only poetry and philosophy, but also an exhaustive knowledge of Natural History. Luke had a literary faculty rare Amongst physicians
Hand - Amongst the members of the body, the hand (χείρ) is named by St
Hand - Amongst the members of the body, the hand (χείρ) is named by St
Joannes Philoponus, Distinguished Philosopher - ]'>[1] Those Tritheites who still followed him were distinguished as Philoponiaci, or Athanasiani because of Athanasius's prominence Amongst them (Schonfelder, Die Tritheiten , app
Augustinus, Archbaptist of Canterbury - Then came the rest of the brethren and the choir, headed by Honorius and the deacon Peter, chanting a solemn litany for the eternal welfare of themselves and the people Amongst whom they had come. ...
Gregory was overjoyed at the receipt of the intelligence, and after an interval sent over a reinforcement of fresh labourers for the mission, Amongst whom were Mellitus, Paulinus, and Justus
Salim - ’ For further details, Amongst which is the statement that when people dig for foundations of new buildings, they find ‘aliquoties et de argento et aeramento modica frustella,’ the reader is referred to Silvia
Alexandrians - They were Amongst the most opulent and influential citizens
Obedience - For while inferiors have many duties towards their superiors, Amongst the rest there is one duty in particular, that they are required to obey their commandments
Possession - In virtue of this voluntary self-limitation, His humanity was not lifted clear of the intellectual atmosphere of His time; but He shared the conceptions and views of the people Amongst whom He became incarnate, though His sinlessness and the welcomed guidance of the Holy Spirit aided His human intelligence, removing some of the worst hindrances to correct thinking, but not making Him in any sense a prodigy in advance of His age in regard to human knowledge. ...
That such an assumption was wrong it is outside the province of the real sciences to assert or to deny; and there are some considerations that make the conclusion at least probable, that personal spirits of evil exist, and cause by their activity some woeful sufferings Amongst men
Ambrosius of Milan - Several letters addressed to the emperor at this time in the name of the council of Aquileia or of the Italian episcopate on the general government of the church are preserved Amongst Ambrose's letters ( Epp. An alarm was spread Amongst the people that he was going to be taken away from Milan, and for some days, by night and by day, he was surrounded and watched by an immense concourse of his friends. Paulinus also observes that at this time "antiphons, hymns, and vigils began to be performed in the church of Milan, and had spread thence Amongst all the churches of the West" ( Vita , 13). Ambrose as a composer of hymns was such that many certainly not his have been attributed to him, and Amongst them the Te Deum. He had always acted on the principle that "nothing was more dangerous before God or base Amongst men than for a priest not to speak out his convictions freely," and his lofty disinterestedness (non pro meis commodis faciebam, Ep 57:4) gave him great power over a religious and magnanimous mind like that of Theodosius. Ambrose replied, "I have not so lived Amongst you, that I should be ashamed to live; and I do not fear to die, because we have a good Lord
Interpretation - The idea that dreams were a means of communication between the Deity and men was also current Amongst the Hebrews from a very early date
Essenes (2) - ...
Josephus introduces the Essenes as one of the three ‘sects of philosophy’ which were influential Amongst the Jews, the others being the Sadducees and the Pharisees; but from the descriptions given of their practices and organization, they seem to have corresponded more closely to a monastic order than to a sect or a religious party
Eusebius, Bishop of Vercellae - Jerome, who places him Amongst his Viri Illustres , and alludes to him in his letters and elsewhere
Harp - Amongst these are (1) the fact that in the Septuagint κιθάρα, or its equivalent κινύρα, is the almost invariable translation of כִּנּוֹר; (2) the evidence of Jewish coins pointing to a decided similarity of כִּנּוֹר and κιθάρα (see F
Puritans - Such are the principles which have found place Amongst the descendants of the Puritans
Sleep - Since we discriminate Amongst our experiences, as to whether we are dreaming or fully awake, by the higher degree of vividness and of the sense of activity as well as by the deeper conviction of reality in the latter states, so may we be led to expect that when we see things as they are, sub specie aeternitatis, our experience will be analogous at least to awaking out of sleep, and our earthly life found to be the stuff of which dreams are made
Draw-Net - The society then becomes at once a vehicle and an instrument of the force by which it is animated, not a perfect vehicle or a perfect instrument,—a field of wheat mingled with tares, a net containing bad fish as well as good,—but analogous to those other visible institutions by which God accomplishes His gracious purposes Amongst men’ (Sanday, Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, art
Bar-Jesus - Amongst Jewish surroundings Paul’s Jewish name ‘Saul’ was used naturally; but ‘by a marvellous stroke of historic brevity’ (Ramsay, 83) the author sets forth by a formula how in the court of the Roman governor, when the Apostle challenged the system represented by Bar-Jesus, he stood forth as Paul the Roman citizen, a freeborn member of that Greek-Roman world to which he carried his universal gospel
Junilius, Quaestor of the Sacred Palace - (he says that John's Apocalypse is much doubted of Amongst the Easterns); (3) Proverbial or parabolic: the Prov
Nerva - Many who had been unjustly banished under the Domitianic regime were recalled, Amongst them the well-known rhetorician, Dio Cocceianus of Prusa, best known to us as Dio Chrysostom
Paula, a Roman Lady - ...
She was possessed of great wealth, owning, Amongst other properties, the town of Nicopolis or Actium
Sleep - Since we discriminate Amongst our experiences, as to whether we are dreaming or fully awake, by the higher degree of vividness and of the sense of activity as well as by the deeper conviction of reality in the latter states, so may we be led to expect that when we see things as they are, sub specie aeternitatis, our experience will be analogous at least to awaking out of sleep, and our earthly life found to be the stuff of which dreams are made
Synagogue (2) - For a time the term was current Amongst Christians as the designation of their meetings or places of meeting; cf. This usage lingered Amongst the Ebionites and longer still Amongst the Marcionites, but in other quarters a distinction early appeared. For this purpose an interpreter (methurgeman) was employed, or the schoolmaster or any competent man Amongst the audience acted in his stead
Marks Stigmata - There are fewer cases of stigmatization recorded Amongst men than Amongst women
New Moon - In ancient times the beginning of the month was proclaimed Amongst the Jews by the high priest or president of the Sanhedrin when two witnesses had satisfactorily testified to the appearance of the new moon. And how natural it was that the celebration of the new moon should enter into the religion of nature-worshipping men, to whom the sun and moon were veritable gods and the terms ‘King of Day’ and ‘Queen of the Night’ more than poetic expressions! (As to the latter, we must not forget that the moon was regarded Amongst some people as a masculine deity, as the German der Mond bears witness
Sabbath - Thus Christ appears as instituting a new day to be observed by his people as the Sabbath, a day to be henceforth known Amongst them as the "Lord's day
Sisters - Amongst the witnesses of the Crucifixion mentioned by all four Evangelists were, according to St
Carpenter - ]'>[3] in an interesting manner when he says that Jesus, ‘when Amongst men, worked as a carpenter, making ploughs and yokes, thus teaching the marks of righteousness, and commending an active life
Anointing - 5), but this was only one Amongst several methods of treatment used in his case, and was no doubt employed because of the open and running sores on his body
Physician (2) - a lotion (Luke 10:34), an anodyne (Mark 15:23), both, we may assume, customary Amongst Jews, but in neither of these cases administered by them; operations (circumcision, Luke 1:59 etc
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As a formula of solemn confirmation, asseveration and assent, it was established in old and familiar usage Amongst the Jews in the time of our Lord. 564), has ventured the suggestion that ἀμήν thus used is a corruption of ἦ μήν (εἶ μήν); but interesting and ingenious as this may be, it lacks confirmation, and Amongst the instances of the use of ἦ μήν which he adduces from the LXX Septuagint, the papyri, etc. This brief, prayer-like form is held in great veneration, and has among them a place corresponding to that of the Paternoster Amongst Christians
Sayings (Unwritten) - Christ’s hearers would be ready to retain, and repeat at home, and Amongst their friends, whatever had impressed them most in the new doctrines. It is not unreasonable to anticipate additions to our store of Agrapha by future discoveries Amongst Egyptian ruins
Lucianus, a Famous Satirist - If any cunning impostor, therefore, who knew how to manage matters came Amongst them, he soon grew rich by imposing on the credulity of these weak and foolish men. Thus he subsisted for some time; but at length, having done something contrary to their laws (I believe it was eating food forbidden Amongst them), he was reduced to want, and forced to retract his donation to the city, and to ask for his estate again, and issued a process in the name of the emperor to recover it; but the city sent messages to him commanding him to remain where he was, and be satisfied
Holy - God’s intent was to use this “holy” nation as a “holy,” royal priesthood Amongst the nations ( Palm Tree - In Revelation 7:9 it is used of the leaf (or so-called branch), which is usually called βαΐον...
The palm tree is Amongst the foremost both in beauty and in utility
Imagination - It must be simple, as it was meant to become current not Amongst scholars, disciplined in the use of complicated trains of thought, well used to abstract lines of reasoning, and capable of retaining these in their memory for a long time, but Amongst the common crowd of listeners who had had only an elementary education, and were incapable of giving a close and sustained attention to any train of thought
Propitiation - A — 1: ἱλάσκομαι (Strong's #2433 — Verb — hilaskomai — hil-as'-kom-ahee ) was used Amongst the Greeks with the significance "to make the gods propitious, to appease, propitiate," inasmuch as their good will was not conceived as their natural attitude, but something to be earned first
Long-Suffering - The Latin equivalent is longanimitas (Vulgate ), and Jeremy Taylor Amongst others tried to transplant the word into English soil under the form of ‘longanimity,’ but without success
Jephtha - " (See 1 Samuel 1:11-28)...
These are Amongst the reasons wherefore it seems probable, that Jephtha's daughter was not offered in sacrifice
Oneness - The oneness of Christ’s people as constituting a Body or Church, is expressed in the metaphor of the one flock (John 10:16 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ), divided Amongst Jewish and Gentile folds
Children of God, Sons of God - Amongst the many ways current in antiquity of expressing the relationship existing between God and man (Creator, King, Lord, Husband, Father), two were derived from human relationships of the family life-God is the Husband or Bridegroom of His people, or He is their Father. This involves real likeness to the Son of God: ‘He foreordained them to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born Amongst many brethren’ (Romans 8:29)
Infancy - There can be little doubt, however, that there is an affinity between this Hebrew custom and the sacrifice of firstlings Amongst the Arabs, and that they have a common source in ideas of taboo as associated with the firstborn—ideas belonging to a remote Semitic antiquity (see W. , states that Augustus, hearing that some baby boys of less than two years of age had been put to death at Herod’s command, and that the king’s own child was Amongst those killed, said ‘Melius est Herodis porcum esse quam filium
Flesh - It evidently means in the days when He lived upon earth as a man Amongst men
Temple, the - This is fully described in Ezekiel 40 — Ezekiel 44 ; it will be built when the land is once again divided Amongst the twelve tribes, and all brought into blessing
Clothing, Cloths, Clothes, Cloke, Coat - reads "a long robe;" and in Zechariah 3:4 , "clothe ye him with a long robe;" in the NT in Revelation 1:13 , of the long garment in which the Lord is seen in vision Amongst the seven golden lampstands
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Beside this we have the enormous importance attached to the Sabbath by tradition and instruction Amongst the Jews themselves. Paul, who was certainly revolutionary and advanced in his teaching in comparison with the Church at Jerusalem, was even openly taxed with advising Jews who lived Amongst Gentiles to abandon Moses and ‘the customs’ (see Acts 21:17 ff
Scribes - The pupils were also allowed to propose questions to the teacher, and to attend disputations Amongst teachers over difficult problems. —The ministry of Jesus could not but excite interest Amongst the Scribes
Cup - ποτήρια, he says, are Amongst the things subject to ‘washings’ (βαπτισμοί)—which washings I were not such as simple cleanliness required, but were prescribed by the decrees ‘intended to separate the Jew from all contact with the Gentiles. ’ The Talmudic tractate Kelim names seven kinds of things requiring such ceremonial purification, and Amongst them are earthenware vessels and vessels of bone, metal, and wood
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Beside this we have the enormous importance attached to the Sabbath by tradition and instruction Amongst the Jews themselves. Paul, who was certainly revolutionary and advanced in his teaching in comparison with the Church at Jerusalem, was even openly taxed with advising Jews who lived Amongst Gentiles to abandon Moses and ‘the customs’ (see Acts 21:17 ff
Night (2) - They, on returning to Jerusalem, found the disciples gathered together, and Jesus appeared Amongst them. ...
(b) The Fourth Gospel has a certain framework of contrasts, Amongst which is the opposition between the light of Christ and the darkness (John 1:5; John 8:12; John 11:10; 1618833282_87; 1 John 2:8-11)
Jews - There was constant fighting Amongst themselves, and a desperate effort to ward off foreign invaders
Dropsy - How prevalent the abuse of Sabbath feasting became Amongst the Jews is noticed by St
Reccared - Amongst the secular leaders of the insurrection the counts Granista and Wildigern are named
Jeremiah - ), and for some short time after this until he vanishes from sight Amongst the fugitive Jews in Egypt (chs. Its leaders the prophet Hananiah Amongst them ( Jeremiah 28:1-17 ) preached out of season Isaiah’s old doctrine of the inviolability of Zion; even after the capture of Jerusalem in 597 and the first exile, ‘the prophets’ promised in Jehovah’s name a speedy re-instatement. This prophet’s temperament and experience have coloured his deliverances in a manner peculiar Amongst OT writers
Dispersion - Amongst their friends must also be included Julius Caesar, who with the prescience of genius saw in them the true connecting link between the East and West, and would not have relished their being made the butt of Roman wits. Amongst his ‘kinsmen’ in Asia and Europe the Apostle found some of his most efficient coadjutors; from them too, and not only from the unbelieving portion of them, there came some of his most fanatical opponents
Priscillianus And Priscillianism, Priscillian - Euchrocia and her daughter Procula, Amongst these, ministered of their substance to Priscillian and his colleagues. Amongst these was Dictinnius, a Priscillianist bishop, author of The Scales (Libra), wherein Priscillianist opinions were expounded and advocated
Dispersion - Amongst their friends must also be included Julius Caesar, who with the prescience of genius saw in them the true connecting link between the East and West, and would not have relished their being made the butt of Roman wits. Amongst his ‘kinsmen’ in Asia and Europe the Apostle found some of his most efficient coadjutors; from them too, and not only from the unbelieving portion of them, there came some of his most fanatical opponents
Hutchinsonians - the names of Romaine, Bishop Horne, Parkhurst, and others of this denomination, will be long esteemed, both for the piety they possessed, and the good they have been the instruments of promoting Amongst mankind
Sheba - , mentions myrrh, incense, cinnamon, balsam, Amongst the products of the land, and states that their commerce made them exceedingly wealthy; that they had abundant furniture of gold and silver, beds, tables, bowls, cups, in costly houses
Burial - —In contrast to the Greek and the later Roman custom of cremation, the rites of burial were observed Amongst the Jews with great reverence, and an account of their ordinary practice will help to illustrate several passages in the NT
Josephus - 4 [14]); the second with the fraud practised by four Jews upon another Roman matron-an incident which led to the expulsion of the Jews from Rome by the decree of Tiberius, and to the drafting of 4,000 recruits from Amongst them to Sardinia (a. As he describes the period in such minute detail, we naturally ask whether he ever alludes to that powerful movement Amongst his fellow-countrymen; and his mention of the slaying of John the Baptist prompts the question whether he records the Crucifixion of Jesus and the martyrdom of His disciples. He was the Christ; and when, on the indictment of the leading men Amongst us, Pilate had sentenced Him to the Cross, those who loved Him at the first did not cease to do so; for on the third day He again appeared to them alive, as the divine prophets had affirmed these and innumerable other things concerning Him
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - Paul are included Amongst the ‘examples of our own generation’ (v. To the writer of the Epistle, faith is nothing more than one Amongst many virtues. Amongst men He is made known as ‘the Creator and Overseer … the Benefactor of all spirits and the God of all flesh’ (lix
Influence - (δ) The most touching illustrations of Christ’s influence are found Amongst the sinful. The words, ‘Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you’ (Acts 1:8), were probably spoken to the 120 disciples, numbering some women Amongst them
Collection - A threatened famine roused the sympathy of the Antiochene Christians, whose activity in the matter reveals their knowledge that the conditions of life Amongst many of their Jewish brethren were those of chronic poverty and distress. ), it will be useful to recall the wretched condition of the poor in Jerusalem at this time (all the Jewish Christians were not Amongst the poor [4])
Neonomians - Towards the close of the seventeenth century a controversy was agitated Amongst the English dissenters, in which the one side, who were partial to the writings of Dr
Fall - ...
That this profoundly suggestive narrative is a literal record of a historic occurrence is an opinion now generally abandoned even by conservative theologians; and the view which tends to prevail Amongst modern expositors is that the imagery is derived from the store of mythological traditions common to the Semitic peoples
Consecrate, Consecration (2) - All things were given into His hand (John 3:35), and Amongst the all things were ‘life in himself’ (John 5:26), fulness of grace and truth (John 1:14), and the Spirit ‘without measure’ (John 3:34)
Fruit - He will learn Amongst other things how vital is the process of pruning, and how no stroke is made at random
Idatius (3), Author of Well-Known Chronicle - 409, and the two following years of indiscriminate pillage and ruin before the division of the country by lot Amongst the invaders
Temptation, Trial - The married Amongst the Corinthians are warned to beware lest Satan ‘tempt’ them because of their incontinency (1 Corinthians 7:5)
Hope - ...
Amongst the several Heb
Covenant - Amongst other covenants of minor importance are that with Phinehas establishing an everlasting priesthood in his line ( Numbers 25:12 f
Dead, the - That age (= ‘the kingdom’ elsewhere), embodying the highest hopes of the Jews for the hereafter, answers to all the highest conceptions as to human destiny found Amongst people of other faiths
Augustus - Amongst the most important, because without them nothing further could have been attained, are his military achievements
Euric, King of Toulouse - Glycerius, fearful for Italy, and hoping to purchase a renewal of the foedus, had in 473 formally ceded the country to Euric, a compact rejected by Ecdicius and Sidonius; and now Nepos, for the same reasons, sent legates to Euric, Amongst them the famous Epiphanius of Pavia (Ennod
Christ in Jewish Literature - Such interest as they possess is due to their significance as indications of the way in which Jews were wont to think and speak Amongst themselves of the Founder of Christianity. The former is a coarse interpretation of the Christian assertion that Jesus was not the son of Joseph, while the latter is due to His reputation as a worker of miracles, and to the undoubted fact that He had created a serious dissension Amongst the adherents of the Jewish religion. Moreover, in the chronicles of the Nazarenes there is a dispute Amongst them as to the year in which he was born
Athenagoras - It is treated as authoritative Amongst Christians; its maxims being used shewing their discipline and practice ( vid. —From a careless expression of Gesner, in reference to the books of Antoninus, Περὶ τῶν εἰς ἐαντόν , a notion arose of the existence, Amongst Gesner's books, of a work by Athenagoras with the above title; an idea which, though wholly erroneous, was entertained by Scultatus, and at one time by Tentzel, with some others
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In the Syrian Church historical documents have been handed down which, whatever be the dates of the existing works, undoubtedly represent very ancient traditions, and depend on documents such as would have been preserved Amongst the archives of Edessa
Labour (2) - Nor must we forget that it was Amongst that class which is dependent for its livelihood upon its capacity for physical labour and endurance that Jesus gained His most thoughtful, whole-hearted adherents (cf
City - It was the wall that originally constituted the πόλις, though in later times its position Amongst the Jews was determined by its ability to produce ten men qualified for office in the Synagogue (see Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, art
Alexandria - Amongst its polyglot community, the Jews formed no inconsiderable portion
Genesis - They consist for the most part of traditions which for an indefinite period had circulated orally Amongst the Israelites, and which (as divergences in the written records testify) had undergone modification in the course of transmission
Guilt - Indeed, the prophetic books of the OT testify generally to the force of this feeling Amongst the most powerful religious thinkers of ancient times, and are a permanent witness to the validity of the educative functions which it fell to the lot of these moral teachers to discharge (cf
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - Who has despoiled thee of it? Into what trap Amongst what thieves hast thou fallen?" ...
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Prophecy - "As God is invisible and spiritual, there was cause to fear, that, in the first and ruder ages of the world, when men were busier in cultivating the earth than in cultivating arts and sciences, and in seeking the necessaries of life than in the study of morality, they might forget their Creator and Governor; and, therefore, God maintained Amongst them the great article of faith in him, by manifestations of himself; by sending angels to declare his will; by miracles, and by prophecies. God permitted them to apply to him and to his prophets, even upon small occasions; and, he raised up Amongst them a succession of prophets, to whom they might have recourse for advice and direction
Birth of Christ - § Discipline - Amongst others the following deserve special mention: prayer, ‘the hallowing of desire, by carrying it up to the fountain of holiness’ (J
Balaam - (Numbers 31:8) How Balaam came to be Amongst the Midianites when the Lord's judgments overtook them, is not said; for we are told, in the former history, (Numbers 24:25) that he rose up and went unto his place
Matthew, Gospel According to - Thus the parable of the Sower illustrates the varying reception met with by the good news of the Kingdom as it is preached Amongst men. ’ Then when the ‘Son of Man’ comes, the ‘Kingdom’ comes; and the method of its foundation is not a gathering of the elect out of the mass of mankind, but a gathering of the wicked from Amongst the elect, a gathering of them out of the Kingdom that the righteous may inherit it and shine forth in it
Hospitality - ...
Hospitality was highly esteemed Amongst other ancient peoples
Zebedee - 1); and Amongst its inhabitants were senators and citizens (Jerus
Creation - When to these doctrines we add the view of man, as made in the likeness of God, and marked out as the crown and goal of creation, we have a body of spiritual truth which distinguishes the cosmogony of Genesis 1:1-31 from all similar compositions, and entitles it to rank Amongst the most important documents of revealed religion
Kindness (2) - And with our Lord the Divine kindness is not involved in doubt, because, as we say, God permits so much suffering Amongst men, but rather that kindness is represented by Him as specially called forth by human misery
Death - They may also have affected the treatment of the dead, just as even yet there are usages in existence Amongst us in regard to behaviour towards the dead which are probably traceable to very primitive pre-Christian ideas and beliefs
Joel, Book of - (6) The history of Judah and Jerusalem includes a national catastrophe when the people of Jahweh were scattered among the nations and the land of Jahweh was divided Amongst new settlers ( Joel 3:2 )
Marcellus, Bishop of Ancyra - Athanasius Amongst its countersigners (Diatr
Vincentius Lirinensis - Amongst the saintly doctors present in person, or whose works were cited as authoritative, were Peter of Alexandria, Athanasius, Theophilus, Cyril, Gregory Nazianzen, Basil and his excellent brother Gregory of Nyssa
Forgiveness (2) - Christ’s ministry was exercised Amongst Jews in the first instance, and the presuppositions of OT Scripture must be taken into account. —From Amongst the numberless books bearing directly or indirectly on the subject may be mentioned: Beyschlag, NT Theology, bk
Paul - There are not a few indications of the amplitude of the gospel preached by him Amongst them-as, for instance, in the very first lines of the Epistle, a reference to the trinity of Christian graces, faith, love, and hope. Taking it for granted that the substance of his recent preaching Amongst them must still be well remembered, he contents himself with the plainest exhortations to a life in harmony with the gospel of Christ-as, for instance, to abstain from the peculiarly pagan sin of fornication and to love one another
Jonah - Jonah the prophet stands for Israel, which was to prophesy Amongst the nations
Herod - For now was born what Josephus calls ‘the fourth philosophical sect’ Amongst the Jews ( Ant
Apostle - He says that to be an apostle at all is a great thing, and therefore to be illustrious Amongst such persons is very high praise; and ‘how great is the devotion of this woman, that she should be even counted worthy of the appellation of apostle!’ (Sanday-Headlam, ad loc
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Under such circumstances, can any considerable measure of agreement as to the real essence of Christianity be reached, or a truly scientific definition be attained? The acceptance of the supernatural authority of a single community would put an end to all discussion, but those who appeal to such authority are not agreed Amongst themselves. By a candid and careful comparison of the religion in its simplicity and purity with the various forms it has assumed in the course of centuries Amongst various nations and races, an answer may be obtained to the question, What is Christianity? which is neither purely dogmatic on the one hand, nor purely empirical on the other
Clemens Romanus of Rome - Clement death or banishment was inflicted by Domitian on several persons addicted to Jewish customs and Amongst them Flavius Clemens a relation of his own whose consulship had but just expired was put to death on a charge of atheism while his wife Domitilla also a member of the emperor's family was banished. But we have sent faithful and discreet men who have walked from youth to old age unblameably Amongst us, who shall be witnesses between us and you
Donatus And Donatism - His name became the rallying-point for every man who had real or imaginary grievances against existing ecclesiastical, civil, and social powers, Amongst others the Circumcellions. Augustine, "sought to divide Christ, so was Donatus divided by the divisions which arose daily Amongst his own followers
Hebrews, Epistle to - To the present writer the words translated ‘that I may be restored speedily unto you’ ( Hebrews 13:19 ) seem to convey the meaning that he had been Amongst them once, although Westcott is inclined to see here but a suggestion of ‘the idea of service which he had rendered and could render to his readers’ ( Ep
Advent (2) - It was Amongst such that the spiritual preparation was found for the recognition and welcome of the promised Saviour when He appeared
Barnabas - And this sad story is told us to this day, not that we may take sides in it, but that the like of it may never again happen Amongst ourselves
Devil - In the period of the NT the belief in devils as spirits, evil and innumerable, was general Amongst the nations, whether Jewish or Gentile; but in Jesus and His disciples the cruder features of the belief, such as the grotesqueness of the functions assigned to these spirits in the literature of the second century, do not appear
Woman - The spread of Christianity Amongst women of high rank is probably exemplified in Pomponia Graecina (Tacitus, Annals, xiii
Jacob - But most of the difficulties disappear on the assumption that Shechem’s marriage was, as was natural, expedited, a delight to himself and generally approved Amongst his kindred ( Genesis 34:19 )
Minister, Ministration - ), who quotes, Amongst other passages which bring out its menial associations, Plato, Gorg
Beda, Historian - Amongst his friends and instructors were Trumbert, the disciple of St
Jesuits - Amongst the "Jews they shall strive to abolish the "truth, and shall come very near to do "it
Political Conditions - —In Syria, as in Egypt, were regularly stationed three or four legions, to which recourse could be had in any emergency; but the ordinary garrison of Palestine consisted of auxiliaries, raised partially Amongst the non-Jewish inhabitants of the country
Hannah - There are multitudes of men and women Amongst us who are drunk and dazed with many kinds of sorrow
Ham - For there is nothing that teaches to any purpose but our ordinary temper, our common life and conversation; and almost all people will be such as those Amongst whom they were born and bred
Mission - It is quite in harmony with the Saviour’s love for the outcast and despised, the publicans and sinners Amongst the Jews (Matthew 9:9-13, Luke 7:37-50; Luke 15:1-2 ff
Number - The number of fighting men Amongst the Israelites is given in Numbers 2:32 as 603,550; and later on in Numbers 26:51 as 601,730
Ethics - As the dates of many of the books are uncertain, special difficulty attends any endeavour to trace with precision the stages of moral development Amongst the Hebrews
Elect, Election - In spite of many disappointing experiences, He was again and again amazed at the lack of faith and spiritual insight Amongst ‘Israelites’ (Matthew 8:10 = Luke 7:9; John 3:10, cf
Merit - For proof of these statements, the following passages, Amongst others, may be referred to
Hebrews, Epistle to the - The Hebrews were to encourage those who were feeble; but to watch lest any lacked the grace of God, and lest evil should come in Amongst them
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(4) But Jesus taught plainly that this filial attitude is not general Amongst men
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - 19, where he describes it as "until to-day visible Amongst us" (μεχρὶ σήμερον παῤ ἡμῖν φαινόμενον ), "and now filling nearly the whole world by means of those who in faith take from it
Kingdom Kingdom of God - Apart from Matthew, which was probably intended originally for circulation Amongst Jewish Christians, the only writing of the NT which in so many words assigns the title ‘King’ to Jesus is the Apocalypse, a book written at a time when State persecution had driven the writer to an attitude of definite hostility to the Roman Empire, and had induced him to throw over the cautious attitude of a previous generation towards the State
Descent Into Hades - : ‘Sheol saw me, and was made miserable: Death cast me up and many along with me … I made a congregation of living men Amongst his dead men, and I spake with them by living lips … and those who had died … said, Son of God, have pity on us … and bring us out from the bonds of darkness; and open to us the door by which we shall come out to thee
Marriage - Polygamy is, in fact, always an unnatural development from the point of view both of religion and of anthropology; ‘monogamy is by far the most common form of human marriage; it was so also Amongst the ancient peoples of whom we have any direct knowledge’ Westermarck, Hum
Galatians Epistle to the - They on their side commended the work he had already done Amongst Gentiles, and treated him as a fellow-apostle (Galatians 2:1-10)
Samuel - The man Amongst us who sees God, and who tells us what is in our hearts
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - In this hymn, written in heptasyllabic metre, after playing upon his own name and professing his faith, he commands his disciples not to bury him beneath the altar, nor in a church, nor Amongst the martyrs, but in the common burying-ground of strangers, in his gown and cowl, with no spices nor waxlights, but with their prayers
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‘They showed me there a very terrible place … and all manner of tortures in that place … and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flameth aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire … and those men said to me: This place is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practise … magic-making, enchantments, and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder … for all these is prepared this place Amongst these, for eternal inheritance’ (cf
Justification (2) - Paul passes continually from the one hemisphere to the other in a way that shows that he feels them to be vitally related; and there are not wanting points of contact between them, Amongst which we may note especially the fact that the idea of faith is common to both hemispheres, as is also that of the Spirit, who appears in connexion with justification and adoption as diffusing the consciousness of the love of God (Romans 5:5) and as witnessing to our adoption (8:16), as well as in connexion with regeneration and sanctification as the potency of the new life
Last Supper - The two cups of wine are regarded as two of the four or five which were handed round at the feast; but in view of the serious difference of opinion Amongst critics as to the genuineness of the reading in Lk
Lunatic - The current classifications, in vogue Amongst alienists, of the various insanities are very numerous, and by common consent far from being final
Hell - ...
‘They showed me there a very terrible place … and all manner of tortures in that place … and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flameth aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire … and those men said to me: This place is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practise … magic-making, enchantments, and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder … for all these is prepared this place Amongst these, for eternal inheritance’ (cf
Virgin Birth - ‘Amongst the Grecian fables,’ says Trypho, ‘it is asserted that Perseus was born of the virgin Danae; Jupiter, as they call him, coming down upon her in a shower of gold
Sacrifice - -The whole question of the expiatory value of Jewish sacrifices generally is keenly debated Amongst modern scholars
Persecution - 1555, burnt, Amongst whom were the famous Protestants, Bradford, Ridley, Latimer, and Philpot
Roman Empire - Rome was not as yet a naval power, but Amongst her new Greek subjects (or allies) in southern Italy there were many traders by sea, and these had to be protected
Lord's Day - Tertullian, Amongst others, dilates on this (de Orat
Slave, Slavery - Philo says: ‘There is not a slave Amongst them, but all are free’ (Quod omnis probus liber, 12)
Man - Paul had described as the greatest Amongst abiding realities: ‘We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren’ (1 John 3:14)
John, Gospel of - ...
Does the Gospel, then, as a whole bear out this claim, directly or indirectly made? Is it such a book as may well have proceeded from one who ranked Amongst the foremost figures in the sacred drama of which Jesus of Nazareth was the august centre? The answer cannot be given in a word
Miracle - Amongst these, we may confidently reckon the immortality of the soul, the terms upon which God will save sinners, and the manner in which that all perfect Being may be acceptably worshipped; about all of which philosophers were in such uncertainty, that, according to Plato, 'Whatever is set right, and as it should be, in the present evil state of the world, can be so only by the particular interposition of God
Palesti'na - Renan has named two circumstances which must have had a great effect in suppressing art or architecture Amongst the ancient Israelites, while their very existence proves that the people had no genius in that direction
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - Amongst these Eusebius quotes the doctrine that after the resurrection the kingdom of Christ would be exhibited for a thousand years in a sensible form on
Samaria, Samaritans - Their appearance as a community dates only from the time of their mingling with the Assyrian colonists settled in the land, and it is from the leading party Amongst these that they are frequently designated Cuthaeans (2 Kings 17:24)
Socialism - ), describes this change, pointing out, Amongst other things, that the principle of Labour was consistently put into practice
John, Theology of - The Word, according to the teaching of the Prologue, is Eternal, Divine, the Mediator of creation, the Light of mankind throughout history; and in the latter days the Word made flesh, tabernacling Amongst men, is the Only-begotten from the Father full of grace and truth
Paul - After a while arrangements were made to carry "Paul and certain other prisoners," in the custody of a centurion named Julius, into Italy; and Amongst the company, whether by favor or from any other reason, we find the historian of the Acts, who in chapters 27,28 gives a graphic description of the voyage to Rome and the shipwreck on the Island of Melita or Malta
New Jerusalem - 26: ‘and Mount Zion (which) will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth; through it will the earth be sanctified from all (its) guilt and its uncleanness throughout the generations of the world’; ‘And the days shall begin to grow many and increase Amongst those children of men till their days draw nigh to one thousand years, and to a greater number of years than (before) was the number of the days’ (xxiii
Passover - On the other hand, the Hallel and other portions of the Psalms are most probably Amongst the oldest features
John, Gospel of (Critical) - It may now, at least, be regarded as settled Amongst all classes of critics that Justin makes use of the Gospel (cf
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - Damasus, who had been pope for nearly 20 years, was dying, and Amongst his possible successors Jerome could not escape mention
Church (2) - And while the Church has recognized all its members as valid ministers of Baptism in case of necessity, the administration of the Eucharist has been confined Amongst most Christians to those who have received special Apostolic authority for the purpose
Egypt - Amongst the latter may be counted the Fayyum, which, however, is separated from the river only by a narrow ridge, and is connected therewith by a canal or natural channel conveying the waters of the river to the oasis
Odes of Solomon - 17-25), which, according to Harnack, exhibits the most distinct traces of interpolation:...
‘Sheol saw me and was made miserable: Death cast me up and many along with me; I was gall and bitterness to him, and I went down with him to the utmost of his depths: and the feet and the head he let go, for they were not able to endure my face: and I made a congregation of living men Amongst his dead men, and I spake with them by living lips: in order that my word might not be void: and those who had died ran towards me: and they cried and said, Son of God, have pity on us and do with us according to thy kindness, and bring us out from the bonds of darkness: and open to us the door by which we shall come out to thee
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - He entered Vienne with great popular rejoicing (for the province was hard-pressed by the barbarians) and possibly with secret expectations Amongst the heathen party, which had been strong in the time of Magnentius
Theodorus, Bishop of Mopsuestia - —(a ) Chief Amongst these, and first in point of time, was the treatise, in 15 books, on the Incarnation
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - Then Jesus said: ‘Let the most pious one Amongst you lift up the cover of the tray