What does Corner-Stone mean in the Bible?

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Corner, Corner-Stone
CORNER, CORNER-STONE . 1. The special sanctity which in the Hebrew mind attached to corners is to be regarded as an inheritance from certain primitive and widely-spread animistic conceptions. Several of these were taken up and, so to say, ‘regularized’ in the later legislation (cf. the remarks on Azazel under Atonement [1]). Examples will be found in the ideas associated with the corners of the altar ( Zechariah 9:15 ), usually termed the ‘horns’ (Altar, § 7 ), the unreaped corners of the field ( Leviticus 19:9 ; Agriculture, § 3 ), the corners of the beard and head-hair ( Leviticus 19:27 ) and of the upper garment or cloak (Fringes).
2. Another illustration is found in the importance attached among many peoples to the corner-stone in the foundation course of every important building, which was laid with religious rites, including, in early times, the burial beneath it of a human victim (see House, § 3). The corrected text of Isaiah 28:16 speaks of ‘a precious foundation corner-stone,’ which is neither Zion (as usually interpreted), nor the future Messiah, but a calm trust in J″ [2] ; hence the prophet adds ‘he that trusts shall not be moved’ or ‘put to shame’ (LXX [3] , cf. 1 Peter 2:6 and Kittel, Bib. Heb .). Jeremiah 51:26 and Job 38:6 both associate the corner-stone with the foundations. Hence the figurative use of the word for the chief men of the State, as its ‘corners,’ i.e. supports and defences ( Judges 20:2 , 1 Samuel 14:38 [4], Isaiah 19:13 RV [5] , Zechariah 10:4 ). On the other hand, the stone of Psalms 118:22 which became ‘the head of the corner’ (RV [5] ) the reference is to Zion is understood by many to be the corner-stone of the topmost course. (cf. the head stone of Zechariah 4:7 , which is different from the ‘foundation’ of Zechariah 4:9 ). In NT this passage and Isaiah 28:16 receive a Messianic application, Jesus Christ being both the foundation and the head of His Church ( Matthew 21:42 ||, Acts 4:11 , 1 Peter 2:6 f.).
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Corner Stone
One of the designations of Christ. In Isaiah 28:16 , the Lord God lays in Zion "for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste." This is quoted in 1 Peter 2:6 . In 1 Corinthians 3:11 we are told "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ;" and in Ephesians 2:20 we read "Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." Thus the Lord Jesus is the chief corner stone that binds all together, and is the foundation upon which all rests. In addition to this, as the stone which the Jewish builders rejected, Christ has become the head stone of the corner. As well as being the foundation He must have the highest place. "This is Jehovah's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." Psalm 118:22,23 ; Zechariah 4:7 ; Matthew 21:42 ; 1 Peter 2:7 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Corner-Stone
CORNER-STONE (רֹאשׁ פִּנָה, κεφαλὴ γωνίας).—The quotation from Psalms 118:22 occurs at the close of the parable of the Wicked Vinedressers (Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17). A question was asked about the punishment of such unfaithful servants and the transferring of the vineyard to the charge of others; and the quotation afforded Scripture proof that the necessity for such a transference, however surprising to those rejected, may actually arise in God’s administration of His kingdom.
1. Literal meaning of corner-stone.—The term ‘stone of the corner’ is applied in Palestine net only to the stones at the extreme corners of a building, but to the stone inserted in any part of the outer wall to form the beginning of an interior room-wall at right angles to it. It applies especially, however, to the stone that is ἁκρογωνιαῖος, belonging to an extreme corner of the building. In the construction of a large edifice, the foundations are generally laid and brought up to the surface of the ground, and are then left for several months exposed to the rain, so that the surrounding earth may settle down as close as possible to the wall. When the first row of stones above the ground line is to be laid, the masons place a long, well-squared block of stone at the corner to be a sure rest for the terminus of the two walls. It is the most important corner-stone (Ephesians 2:20).
2. Selection and treatment of the corner-stone.—It is always carefully chosen, and is specially treated in view of the service expected of it. (a) It must he sound, in the case of sandstone being free from weakening cavities, and in the case of limestone being without any white streaks of spar that under pressure and strain might lead to cleavage.—(b) It must be carefully dressed so as to be quite a rectangular block, whereas the ordinary stones usually slope away at the back, and the empty spaces are filled in with stone chips and plaster. It is expected to be in close and solid contact with whatever is under it and above it.—(c) In preparing a place for it, the mason gives it a more liberal allowance of mortar so as to increase the power of adhesion. These qualifications are summarized in Isaiah 28:16. Thus the corner-stone is expected to be strong and sound in itself, and able to control the tier that belongs to it, and check any tendency to bulge either outwards or inwards.
The thought of Matthew 21:44 and Luke 20:18 passes beyond the idea of a corner-stone, which is required to remain in its place, and neither falls on any one nor is fallen upon. The transition is so abrupt that some have been inclined to attach importance to the fact that the addition is omitted in Mark 12:1-12, and that certain ancient authorities (e.g. D [1] 33) omit it even in St. Matthew. It is a similar conception that appears in 1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Peter 2:6-7, namely, that of a stumbling-block on the public highway. The ‘way of life’ was a familiar religious term, ‘the Way’ being a descriptive epithet which Christ applied to Himself (John 14:6), and one of the first designations of the Christian Church (Acts 9:2). The same situation of conflict is presented in Isaiah 8:14, where the fear of the Lord would be to some a sanctuary, a place of safety and rest by the way, but to others a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence. Those who marked out to their own liking the moral highway of the nation had obscured the truth that Israel existed for God, not God for Israel, and left no space for the sufferings of Christ. It was an error of blindness like that of the house-builders concerning the rejected corner-stone. They should have made allowance for the immovable object of bed-rock truth that had the right of priority. In the Syrian town of Beyront one of the carriage roads has at one point a third of its width occupied by an ancient saint-shrine, with its small rough room and dome. It is a useless and inconvenient obstacle to the traffic, but any petition to have it removed would be frowned down as an act of irreverence and infidelity. The shrine was there before the road.
3. Oriental respect for the builders.—In connexion with the rejection of a particular stone, it has to he remembered that the ancients had no explosive by means of which to lighten their labours. The work had to be done by hammer, chisel, and saw, though they knew how to insert wooden wedges in prepared sockets in the line of desired cleavage, and make them expand by soaking with water. They would naturally pass by a stone that required a great deal of work and yielded only ordinary results. They carried this principle to the length of often taking prepared stones from one building for the erection of another at a considerable distance, as when the carved stones of the Ephesian temple of Diana were taken to build the church of St. Sofia in Constantinople, and the ruined edifices of Roman Caesarea supplied the material for the city wall of Acre. It would, however, sometimes happen that a stone discarded by certain builders would be recognized by a wiser master as that which he needed for an important place in his building, and this gave rise to the proverbial saying quoted in Psalms 118:22, which is familiarly repeated and applied to-day in Syria.
The epigrammatic value of the saying is enhanced by the fact that in the East the master-knowledge of the different trades has always been carefully guarded, and a sharp distinction is drawn between the man who thinks and plans and the man who by his elementary manual labour merely carries out the orders of another. In the art of building, a familiar proverb says, ‘One stroke from the master, even though it be behind his back, is better than the hammering of a thousand others.’ In explanation of this the story is told of a Lebanon prince who engaged a master-mason to build a large bridge of one arch over the river Adônis, and agreed to defray all costs and give the master a certain sum when the work was done. When the bridge was constructed, and nothing remained but to remove the scaffolding, the master claimed his remuneration; and as the prince argued for a reduction of the sum, the master declined to remove the scaffolding. Other men were engaged to do this, but they found it to be such a complicated and dangerous task that they abandoned it, and ‘the original builder had to be called in on his own terms. He stepped forward, and, standing with his back to the network of supporting beams, gave a single tap with his hammer to a particular wedge. Its removal liberated the supports, and as he hurriedly sprang back, the scaffolding collapsed, and left the empty arch of the completed bridge. He alone knew how to do it. Similar proverbs are current with regard to the baker, tailor, carpenter, blacksmith, teacher, doctor, and almost every form of technical industry and specialized profession. The master in his trade occupies a position of respect similar to that of the father in the family and the sheikh in the tribe. In no department is this submission more thoroughgoing than in the deference shown to the Rabbis and priests as the trained masters of religious observance and ecclesiastical duty. In consequence of this the people of the country find a keen though guarded enjoyment in any situation that seems to discredit the wisdom of the wise.
4. Figurative applications of the corner-stone.—In Judges 20:2 and 1 Samuel 14:38 the word pinnôth (‘corner-stones’) is translated ‘the chiefs’ of the people, as being those whose opinions and actions gave stability and direction to others. In Isaiah 19:13 it is stated that the error of Egypt was through her trust in the princes of Zoan and Noph, who were I the corner-stones of her tribes. In the East, the mason in laying a row of stones begins with the corner-stone, and some twelve feet farther down, or at the other terminus of the wall, if it be short, another stone of the same height is laid with lime, and then the mason’s measuring-line is stretched tightly over the outer top-corner of each. This gives the line of frontage and elevation to all the stones that fill in the space between them. Zoan and Noph, the corner-stones, being themselves in a false position, affected all between that took measure from them. In Zephaniah 1:16; Zephaniah 3:6 the same word is translated ‘towers,’ as the corners of the wall were especially fortified; and in 2 Chronicles 26:15 ‘bulwarks’ ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 in all three passages ‘battlements’). In Job 38:6 the act of laying the foundation corner-stone of a house is made to describe that of the creation of the world. In Jeremiah 51:26 the inability of Babylon to furnish any more a corner-stone is made to figure its perpetual desolation. In Zechariah 10:4, in the prophecy of the pre-eminence of Judah, the corner-stone is a conspicuous emblem, along with the tent-peg and the bow, as signifying that that tribe was to excel in the peaceful industries of the city and the field, and in the art of war.
Such were the meanings of the rejected corner-stone that in their Messianic application were hidden from those who crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8), but were revealed to the Gentiles, the ‘other husbandmen,’ when the word of acceptance and service came to them (Ephesians 2:19-22).
It is a tragical error to suppose that the message of the rejected corner-stone was exhausted in the forfeiture and fate of Israel. The city of God is still being built, and blindness with regard to the corner-stone, the mystical presence and the missionary command of Christ, may again expose the builders to scorn, and necessitate another transference of the service.
Literature.—Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, art. ‘Corner-stone’; Expositor, 5th ser. ix. [2] p. 35 ff.; Expos. Times, vii. 372, xiv. 384; Jonathan Edwards, Works [3], ii. p. 61 ff.; Maclaren, Sermons Preached in Manchester, 1st ser. p. 1 ff.
G. M. Mackie.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Corner-Stone,
a quoin or cornerstone, of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The phrase "corner-stone" is sometimes used to denote any principal person, as the princes of Egypt, (Isaiah 19:13 ) and is thus applied to our Lord. (Isaiah 28:16 ; Matthew 21:42 ; 1 Peter 2:6,7 )

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Headstone - See Corner, Corner-Stone
Living Stone - Jesus is the Corner-Stone of the new Sion; those who reject Him shall perish, and those who believe in Him will be firmly established in the spiritual building, which is the Church
Stone, Living - Jesus is the Corner-Stone of the new Sion; those who reject Him shall perish, and those who believe in Him will be firmly established in the spiritual building, which is the Church
Corner, Corner-Stone - CORNER, Corner-Stone . Another illustration is found in the importance attached among many peoples to the Corner-Stone in the foundation course of every important building, which was laid with religious rites, including, in early times, the burial beneath it of a human victim (see House, § 3). The corrected text of Isaiah 28:16 speaks of ‘a precious foundation Corner-Stone,’ which is neither Zion (as usually interpreted), nor the future Messiah, but a calm trust in J″ [5] ) the reference is to Zion is understood by many to be the Corner-Stone of the topmost course
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Corner-Stone (Job 38:6 ; Isaiah 28:16 ), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building
Corner-Stone, - The phrase "corner-stone" is sometimes used to denote any principal person, as the princes of Egypt, (Isaiah 19:13 ) and is thus applied to our Lord
Dolores Mission - The Corner-Stone of the present church, the oldest in San Francisco, was laid, 1782
Mission San Francisco de Asis de Los Dolores - The Corner-Stone of the present church, the oldest in San Francisco, was laid, 1782
Corner-Stone - CORNER-STONE (רֹאשׁ פִּנָה, κεφαλὴ γωνίας). Literal meaning of Corner-Stone. It is the most important Corner-Stone (Ephesians 2:20). Selection and treatment of the Corner-Stone. Thus the Corner-Stone is expected to be strong and sound in itself, and able to control the tier that belongs to it, and check any tendency to bulge either outwards or inwards. ...
The thought of Matthew 21:44 and Luke 20:18 passes beyond the idea of a Corner-Stone, which is required to remain in its place, and neither falls on any one nor is fallen upon. It was an error of blindness like that of the house-builders concerning the rejected Corner-Stone. Figurative applications of the Corner-Stone. —In Judges 20:2 and 1 Samuel 14:38 the word pinnôth (‘corner-stones’) is translated ‘the chiefs’ of the people, as being those whose opinions and actions gave stability and direction to others. In Isaiah 19:13 it is stated that the error of Egypt was through her trust in the princes of Zoan and Noph, who were I the Corner-Stones of her tribes. In the East, the mason in laying a row of stones begins with the Corner-Stone, and some twelve feet farther down, or at the other terminus of the wall, if it be short, another stone of the same height is laid with lime, and then the mason’s measuring-line is stretched tightly over the outer top-corner of each. Zoan and Noph, the Corner-Stones, being themselves in a false position, affected all between that took measure from them. In Job 38:6 the act of laying the foundation Corner-Stone of a house is made to describe that of the creation of the world. In Jeremiah 51:26 the inability of Babylon to furnish any more a Corner-Stone is made to figure its perpetual desolation. In Zechariah 10:4, in the prophecy of the pre-eminence of Judah, the Corner-Stone is a conspicuous emblem, along with the tent-peg and the bow, as signifying that that tribe was to excel in the peaceful industries of the city and the field, and in the art of war. ...
Such were the meanings of the rejected Corner-Stone that in their Messianic application were hidden from those who crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8), but were revealed to the Gentiles, the ‘other husbandmen,’ when the word of acceptance and service came to them (Ephesians 2:19-22). ...
It is a tragical error to suppose that the message of the rejected Corner-Stone was exhausted in the forfeiture and fate of Israel. The city of God is still being built, and blindness with regard to the Corner-Stone, the mystical presence and the missionary command of Christ, may again expose the builders to scorn, and necessitate another transference of the service. ‘Corner-stone’; Expositor, 5th ser
Newark, New Jersey, City of - The Corner-Stone of a new cathedral was laid, 1899
Corner - Christ is called "the Corner-Stone of the Church," because he gives strength and unity to the whole structure of God's house
Edward Fenwick - On his return he laid the Corner-Stone of old Saint Peter's Cathedral, 1826, and by 1829 opened the Athenaeum, a college and seminary, dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier
Iowa - The next year he laid the Corner-Stone of Saint Anthony's church in Davenport, and the following year the Reverend August Brickwede of Quincy, Illinois, encouraged the building of Saint James church, a log structure, on Sugar Creek near Fort Madison; in 1838 Saint Joseph's Mission was founded at Council Bluffs by Father Pierre de Smet, S
Nail - This is also the better rendering in Zechariah 10:4 , where it is synonymous with ‘corner-stone,’ both terms signifying the princes or leading men of the State as its supports
Stones - Sirach 6:21 ; but it may equally well be explained of a large Corner-Stone as a symbol of strength
Church Missions House - The Corner-Stone was laid on the southeast cornerof Fourth Avenue and Twenty-Second Street in New York City onOctober 3, 1892
Foundation - " (1 Corinthians 3:11) And blessed is the corresponding experience and testimony of true believers in the heart, when built upon the foundations of apostles and prophets, "Jesus Christ being the chief Corner-Stone; they are in all the building fitly framed, and growing together unto an holy temple in the Lord
Maine - In 1863 a copper-plate was found at Castine with an inscription showing it to be from the Corner-Stone of a chapel built, 1648
Albany - The city became the charge of John Carroll, Bishop of Baltimore, in 1790, and in 1797 Saint Mary's church, the first church in the city and diocese, was begun and the Corner-Stone laid by Thomas Barry, a trustee
Headship - The Corner-Stone, a stone fitted into an angle of the building and binding together the walls which meet at that point, and without which the structure must collapse, represents the Messiah, through whom the theocracy finds its realization. Probably what was in the Psalmist’s mind was Isaiah 28:16 ‘Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious Corner-Stone. Thus quoted and applied, the words of the Psalm speak of the Messiah as of Him ‘upon whom depend the maintenance and development of the theocracy, without whom it would fall to pieces, as the Corner-Stone is the upholder and stay of a building’ (Meyer). Paul when he describes Jesus Christ Himself as the chief Corner-Stone of a holy temple (Ephesians 2:20), we find the connecting link between the idea of the Headship of Christ as it is expressed in the Gospels and the similar conception of St
John Carroll - In 1806 he laid the Corner-Stone of the Cathedral of the Assumption which replaced Saint Peter's pro-Cathedral in 1824
Carroll, John - In 1806 he laid the Corner-Stone of the Cathedral of the Assumption which replaced Saint Peter's pro-Cathedral in 1824
Mount Zion - ) When we hear JEHOVAH saying, "Behold, I lay in Zion, for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious Corner-Stone
Stone - We read of foundation-stones ( 1 Kings 5:17 ), of a Corner-Stone ( Psalms 118:22 ), of a head-stone or finial ( Zechariah 4:7 ); and in 2 Kings 16:17 mention is made of a pavement of stone
Church - As the great work wrought on earth and the reigning of Christ in heaven constitute him the Founder and Head of the Church, as it now exists, he is compared to "the chief Corner-Stone" in the building, Ephesians 2:20, on whom the whole structure is dependent
Rock (2) - Paul calls Christ the foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11), and again speaks of Apostles and prophets being the foundation, while Christ is the chief Corner-Stone (Ephesians 2:20)
Symbol - Examples of these are the Second Adam, the Firstborn, the Chief Shepherd, the Chief Corner-Stone
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Chief, Chiefest, Chiefly - ...
B — 5: ἀκρογωνιαῖος (Strong's #204 — Adjective — akrogoniaios — ak-rog-o-nee-ah'-yos ) denotes "a chief Corner-Stone" (from akros, "highest, extreme," gonia, "a corner, angle"), Ephesians 2:20 and 1 Peter 2:6
Foundation - Cheyne (Encyclopaedia Biblica , article ‘Foundations,’ 1558) says ‘ “corner-stone” and “foundation-stone” are synonymous terms in the Hebrew Scriptures. Paul by a change of metaphor (1 Corinthians 3:11) presents the apostles and prophets as themselves the foundation, and Christ as the Corner-Stone ‘binding together both the walls and the foundations
Building - The true catholicity is found in Jesus Christ Himself, the chief Corner-Stone, and not in external uniformity
Building - The true catholicity is found in Jesus Christ Himself, the chief Corner-Stone, and not in external uniformity
House - ), after which came the ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone , the ‘ corner stone of sure foundation’ of Isaiah 28:16 (see, further, Corner-Stone)
Ephesians, Epistle to - (1) The stress laid on the idea of the Church as the fulfilment of the eternal purpose of God the body of which Christ is the head ( Ephesians 1:23 , Ephesians 2:16 , Ephesians 3:6 , Ephesians 4:12 ; Ephesians 4:16 ), the building of which Christ is the Corner-Stone ( Ephesians 2:20-22 ), the bride ( Ephesians 5:23-27 )
Election - Peter’s Epistles κλητός is not found, nor ἐκλέγεσθαι, but the verbal adjective ἐκλεκτός is found four times, once of ‘elect’ people (1 Peter 1:1), once of Christians as an ‘elect race’ (1 Peter 2:9), and twice, following the OT, of Christ as the Living Stone, choice and ‘chosen’ to be the Corner-Stone (1 Peter 2:4; 1 Peter 2:6). ἀποδεδειγμένον, ‘approved,’ 1 Peter 2:22), and even quote concerning Him the prophetic Scripture: ‘Behold I lay in Zion a chief Corner-Stone, elect, precious’ (1Pe:6; cf
Leander (2) - "The peace of Christ, then," says Leander,"has destroyed the wall of discord which the devil had built up, and the house which division was bringing to ruin is united in and established upon Christ the Corner-Stone
Pre-Eminence - In Him all, both Jew and Gentile, are built up a holy temple, Himself the Chief Corner-Stone (Ephesians 2:20-22)
Peter - There is here no statement that Simon received his surname on this occasion-indeed, he is already known as ‘Peter’ (or ‘Cephas’) in this connexion-but it is possible that his initial vision, which made him the Corner-Stone of the new community, established, if not for the first time, at least more completely, the custom of referring to him as ‘Peter. Into Mark’s narrative of Peter’s confession, otherwise copied rather closely, Matthew interjects three verses, ascribing Peter’s exceptional perceptive powers to revelation, designating him the Corner-Stone of the Church, and committing to his keeping the keys of the Kingdom
Arts - Specific parts of buildings are named in the ‘middle wall of partition’ (Ephesians 2:14, perhaps reminiscent of the Temple), the ‘foundation’ and ‘chief Corner-Stone’ (Ephesians 2:20)
Jonah - (2) The resurrection was a sign, since the Apostles proclaimed it (Acts and Epistles passim), and made it the Corner-Stone of their teaching about the Christ
Family - The metaphor is further elaborated in Ephesians 2:20-22 where the foundation, Corner-Stone, and each several stone that is laid (such is the best paraphrase of πᾶσα οἰκοδομή) together result in a holy temple, of which Christians are stones, ‘builded together for a habitation of God
Dependence - ‘The Head,’ ‘the chief Corner-Stone,’ ‘the foundation,’ are the principal Pauline formulae used by the Apostle to picture the mysterious nature of a union upon which the very existence of the Church depends
Religion (2) - —Having set this Corner-Stone, it only remains to mention seven characteristics of the religion which is derived from Jesus Christ and lives upon Him still
Apocalyptic Literature - Enoch tells of a journey in which he learned of the places where thunders and lightnings originate, and saw the stream of Hades, the Corner-Stone and the pillars of the world, the seven mountains of precious stones, and the places of punishment of the disobedient angels, i