What does Create mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
κτίσῃ to make habitable 1
וּבָרָ֣א to create 1
וּבוֹרֵ֣א to create 1
וּב֣וֹרֵא to create 1
בְרָאָ֖הּ to create 1
בּוֹרֵ֖א to create 1
בוֹרֵ֛א to create 1
בוֹרֵ֑א to create 1
בוֹרֵ֧א to create 1
בְּרָא־ to create 1
וְלַעֲשׂ֥וֹת to do 1

Definitions Related to Create

H1254


   1 to Create, shape, form.
      1a (Qal) to shape, fashion, Create (always with God as subject).
         1a1 of heaven and earth.
         1a2 of individual man.
         1a3 of new conditions and circumstances.
         1a4 of transformations.
      1b (Niphal) to be created.
         1b1 of heaven and earth.
         1b2 of birth.
         1b3 of something new.
         1b4 of miracles.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to cut down.
         1c2 to cut out.
   2 to be fat.
      2a (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat.
      

H6213


   1 to do, fashion, accomplish, make.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to do, work, make, produce.
            1a1a to do.
            1a1b to work.
            1a1c to deal (with).
            1a1d to act, act with effect, effect.
         1a2 to make.
            1a2a to make.
            1a2b to produce.
            1a2c to prepare.
            1a2d to make (an offering).
            1a2e to attend to, put in order.
            1a2f to observe, celebrate.
            1a2g to acquire (property).
            1a2h to appoint, ordain, institute.
            1a2i to bring about.
            1a2j to use.
            1a2k to spend, pass.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be done.
         1b2 to be made.
         1b3 to be produced.
         1b4 to be offered.
         1b5 to be observed.
         1b6 to be used.
      1c (Pual) to be made.
   2 (Piel) to press, squeeze.
   

G2936


   1 to make habitable, to people, a place, region, island.
      1a to found a city, colony, state.
   2 to Create.
      2a of God creating the worlds.
      2b to form, shape, i.e. to completely change or transform.
      

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Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Create, Creation
Who created and sustains the universe? Why was it created? What is the nature of the Creator-creature relationship? These are the sorts of questions that the Bible addresses when it treats the topic of creation. Such queries are essentially theological in nature. Therefore, the juxtaposition, by some modern interpreters, of scriptural assertions about creation with scientific evidence and theories regarding origins often results in fruitless comparisons of different, although equally relevant, bodies of knowledge. At the risk of oversimplifying the issue, one might say that Scripture deals with the who, why, and what questions posed above, whereas science investigates the problems of when and how the observable universe came into existence and continues to function.
In order to understand what the Bible teaches about creation, one must go beyond delineating the semantic range of relevant words to examine pertinent biblical passages in their historical, literary, and theological contexts. This sort of investigation reveals a degree of similarity between the Bible and antecedent Near Eastern literature. While it is unlikely that biblical authors consulted this corpus directly, they were presumably aware of the various creation traditions of the nations surrounding them. That would account for the similarities. There are also profound differences between the Bible's perspective on the cosmos and its origins and that of contemporaneous literature. The more one compares them, the more evident it becomes that scriptural authors were motivated both to make certain affirmations about creation and to contradict some conceptions about it that were current in their day.
The Eternal Creator Has No Peer . The assertion that the one, eternally existing God of the patriarchs and their descendants is the Creator must surely have been intended, at least in part, as a polemic against the pantheons of gods of other peoples—Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Canaaniteswith whom the Israelites came in contact. The creation myths of these people often included accounts of the origins of the gods and conflicts between the gods. These divine rivalries frequently provided the context for the establishment of the universe and the rhythms of nature.
The Creator Has No Rival . The God of Israel's unchallenged hegemony over the various realms of the cosmos and the creatures that inhabit them further emphasizes his uniqueness in comparison to the gods of other nations. Whereas typically their domains are limited and they must contend with rivals, his rule is uncontested. The author of Genesis 1 takes great pains to demonstrate to his audience that the universe is not populated with deities or demons who need to be subdued or appeased, but that it is all controlled by one Creator. He does not need to struggle with nature in order to make it conform to his plan and purpose. Neither is his creative word the sort of magical incantation that is attributed to Ptah and Re in Egyptian mythology. It is the sovereign God's simple command which, when uttered, produces the desired result. Furthermore, the primeval ocean is not a divine behemoth, like Tiamat, to be butchered in order to fashion earth and sky, but an impersonal part of the universe over which God's potent wind/Spirit broods (v. 2). Indeed, the great sea monsters, which cavort with the myriads of other creatures in the watery depths, are his handiwork (v. 21 cf. Psalm 104:25-26 ). The seas, which are remnants of the original watery chaos, are assigned borders at earth's edges (vv. 9-10 cf. Job 38:8-11 ; Psalm 104:5-9 ; Proverbs 8:29 ). The sun and moon are not afforded the dignity of their usual Hebrew names (semes [1] and yareah [2]) because those designations might bring to mind the sun-god, Shamash, and the moon-god, Yarih. Instead they are referred to as the greater and lesser lights. These luminaries, along with the stars, are not depicted as deities controlling human destiny, but simply as components of God's creation that function in their assigned roles of providing light and the basis for calendrical calculations (vv. 14-18). Fertility is not something to be deified, as it is in Canaanite religion, for example, but a capacity created by God (vv. 11-12,22, 28).
The Creator Brings Order . In Genesis 1 , the drama of creation begins with the same opening scene as in other ancient traditions, the watery chaos (v. 2 cf. Psalm 24:1-2 ). The reference in 1:1 to the creation of the ordered cosmos (which is what the phrase "heavens and earth" connotes) is probably not to be construed as a description of the first act of creation, which is then followed by a chaotic state and then the return to order. Verse 1 may, instead, serve as a dependent, temporal clause (i.e., "In the beginning when God created" or "When God began to create"), with verse 2 then apparently functioning as a parenthetic comment inserted between verses 1,3, which would then be understood as the main clause (i.e., " [1]7 God said"). Another possible interpretation is that verse 1 is an independent thematic statement that introduces the content that follows in chapter 1 and that corresponds to the summary statement in 2:1. Verse 2 would then constitute a circumstantial clause modifying verse 3 (i.e., "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth being formless and empty God said ").
In any case, the curtain that veils the primeval past rises at some point after the absolute beginning since watery chaos already exists. Creation in Genesis 1:1-2:3 has more to do with bringing order to that chaos and populating voids than with generating all matter. That does not mean that this passage is inimical to the idea of God creating all matter. It is just that the issue does not seem to be relevant to this biblical author and his contemporaries. The mystery of ultimate origins is addressed by subsequent revelation that acknowledges that absolutely everything, even the primeval deep, must have its origin in God ( Nehemiah 9:6 ; Psalm 90:2 ; Proverbs 8:22-31 ; 2 Maccabees 7:28 ; Hebrews 11:3 ). It is upon this fuller understanding of the limitless scope of God's sovereignty that the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, creation out of nothing, may be based.
Creation Week . The portrayal of creation as work accomplished on successive days of the week raises a whole series of literary, chronological, and theological issues that are too involved to explore in any great depth here. Some essential considerations regarding this arrangement should be highlighted.
The first consideration is that the framework of the week of creation is an artistic one designed to convey primarily theological, rather than purely scientific, information. The evidence for this is abundant. First, the concept of the week coincides with the author's focus on the number sevenor a multiple thereofin Genesis 1:1-2:3 (e.g., seven words in the original Hebrew version of the introductory verse [1]0; seven paragraphs corresponding to the seven days following the introductory verse fourteen words in v. 2 seven instances of the fulfillment formula signifying that what God called for did take place seven examples of the approval formula stating that what God saw was good seven occurrences altogether of the terms "light" and "day" in the first paragraph [5]; seven references to water in paragraphs 2,3 [6]; three consecutive sentences of seven words each in 2:2-3a; that are part of the seventh paragraph 2:1-3]; whose subject is the seventh day thirty-five words in the seventh paragraph thirty-five occurrences of the word "God" and twenty-one of the word "earth" throughout the narrative ). In the Bible, seven and its multiples frequently connote completeness, totality, fulfillment, or perfection.
Second, compressed into six days of work there are eight creative Acts, each introduced by the formula, wayyomer elohim, "And/Then God said." Analogous to this conforming of facts to a predetermined narrative structure is Matthew's arrangement of Jesus' lineage in three sets of fourteen generations. To achieve that sort of symmetry, however, the evangelist does not hesitate to omit names in a manner consistent with Jewish practice in the formation of genealogies (e.g., Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah between Joram/Jehoram and Uzziah/Azariah in 1:8-9; [7]; and Jehoiakim between Josiah and Jechoniah/Jehoiachin in 1:11; [8]).
Third, there are differences with respect to both the sequence and duration of events when Genesis 1:1-2:3 is compared with 2:4-25. Whereas the first account depicts the creation of humans last, the second portrays man's creation first and woman's last. Furthermore, while in the first passage creation is described as a six-day task, in the second the only indication as to how long it takes is given in 2:4: "When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. The juxtaposition of narratives with such obvious chronological differences makes it clear that an absolute chronology of creation events is not at issue here.
Fourth, the deliberate omission, in Genesis 2:1-3 , of the refrain regarding the evening and morning for the seventh day would seem to suggest that the author intends to portray it as a day without an end. The fact that he does not explicitly call it the Sabbath may, in part, be his way of highlighting the sense in which it is distinct from the Mosaic Sabbath, although with the references in verses 2-3 to God resting from his work he certainly makes the connection implicitly. The author may also wish to prevent any connections between the Sabbath and sabattu or sapattu, which was what the Babylonians and Assyrians called the day of the full moonthe fifteenth of the montha day dedicated to the worship of the moon-god.
The concept of the seventh day as an unending one is presumably part of the background to the discourse by the author of Hebrews on the eschatological Sabbath-rest for the faithful (4:1-11). Jesus, too, does not seem to regard the seventh day of creation week as a literal one, if his response in John 5:16-19 to charges that he has broken the law by healing a paralytic on the Sabbath is any indication. Jesus legitimizes his actions on the grounds that his Father is still working (v. 17) and that he does nothing but what he sees the Father doing (v. 19). His argument appears to be that his works on the Mosaic Sabbath are lawful because they correspond to the Father's activities on the continuing creation Sabbath. This Sabbath, which marks the end of the week of Genesis 1:1-2:3 but not the cessation of the Father's works, is apparently considered by Jesus to coincide with all of history after the six days of Genesis 1 . That view is fully compatible with the understanding of creation week as a literary device.
If the creation week framework is artistic in nature, then what is its significance? The answer to that question is undoubtedly to be found in the linkage between creation and the Sabbath. The anthropomorphic figure of the week furnishes the context for a theology of the Sabbath. It is striking to note that ancient Assyrian calendars identify the seventh, fourteenth, twenty-first, and twenty-eighth days of the month (along with the nineteenth day, which occurs seven weeks after the beginning of the preceding month) as unlucky ones on which important tasks should not be attempted. In contrast, Israel's God designates every seventh day as a holy day, when regular tasks are to be laid aside and there can be pause for refreshment and a renewed focus on the relationship with the Creator (Genesis 2:3 ; Exodus 20:8-11 ; 31:12-17 ). The Sabbath thus symbolizes the fact that human worth and purpose are not to be derived from toil but from that relationship. This is not to denigrate human work, for God assigns responsibilities and duties even prior to the fall (Genesis 1:26-29 ; 2:15,19-20 ). Nevertheless, it is particularly as humans set themselves apart to commune with their Creator, whether on the Sabbath or some other day (Romans 14:5-6 ; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 ; Revelation 1:10 ), that they find fulfillment.
A second consideration pertaining to the creation week structure is that the events of Genesis 1:1-2:3 are arranged in a logical, although not necessarily chronological, order. The accomplishments of the first six days of that week, which are described in parallel triads, remedy the conditions of formlessness and emptiness described in verse 2. The key activity on days 1 to 3 is separation (i.e., light from darkness [9], waters above the firmament from those below it [10], waters under the sky from dry land [11]), and on days 4 to 6 it is population (i.e., luminaries [1]8, aquatic and winged creatures [13], animals and humans [14]). There are also connections between the triads due to the fact that the regions demarcated on the first three days are filled by creations fashioned on the next three. Thus luminaries (day 4) correspond to light and darkness (day 1), aquatic and winged creatures (day 5) to water and sky (day 2), and animals and humans (day 6) to dry land (day 3). Additional congruence is evident in that the vegetation created on day 3 is given for food to terrestrial and winged creatures on day 6. The author further distinguishes these two days by means of double usage of the creative utterance (vv. 9,11, 24,26), fulfillment (vv. 9,11, 24,30) and approval (vv. 10,12, 25,31) formulas. This kind of symmetrical arrangement shows that the goal of the inspired author is to compose a theological portrait of his subject in a manner reminiscent of the New Testament evangelists, not merely to chronicle events in the order of their occurrence.
The Creator's Crowning Achievement . A central theme of both Genesis creation accounts is that of humanity as the apex of God's creation. This motif stands in contrast to certain mythological depictions of the human species fashioned as an afterthought to relieve the gods of toil and provide them with sustenance. In Genesis 1 , the primacy of humans is emphasized through their appearance as the last of God's creatures in the narrative sequence, the reference to their being created in God's image, the threefold use of the verb bara [15], in the description of their creation (v. 27), and their dominion over the earth and its creatures as God's vice-regents. In Genesis 2 , human preeminence is highlighted by the male's creation before all other life, his being entrusted with custody of the garden, his being given the privilege of naming the other creatures, and the female's appearance as the last of God's creatures though, like the male, distinct from all other species.
The significance of references to humans created in God's image has long been debated by biblical scholars. The image of God, whatever it means, clearly distinguishes humanity from the rest of creation. Since it is linked in Genesis 1:26 to the mandate for humans to have dominion over the created order, some have equated it with the role of vice-regent. That role, however, seems to be a consequence or function of the divine image. As intimated earlier in comments about the Sabbath, the capacity for a unique and personal relationship with the Creator is apparently what is intrinsic to the concept of the image of God. This is perhaps signaled most clearly by the appearance in Genesis 2:4-7 where the central theme is human origins of the name by which God typically identifies himself to those with whom he enters into covenant, Yahweh (rendered "Lord" in most English translations). Although the term "covenant" is not found in Genesis 1-2 , it is implicit in the reciprocity of God's provisions for the original human couple and their conformity to his expectations of them. Their initial obedience to the command not to partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which allows them to enjoy the benefits of covenant life, constitutes an acknowledgment of the fact that, as Creator, God alone has the prerogative to establish moral absolutes of right and wrong. Their subsequent disobedience, which results in the dissolution of the covenant and death, represents an attempt to usurp that divine prerogative. This whole sequence is typical of relationships between suzerains and their vassals in antiquity. Such relationships are codified in extant treaties whose format is reflected in Old Testament covenant formulations.
Creation Is Good . Another important theme in Genesis 1 is that God's creation is good. Various individual aspects of creation are so designated (vv. 4,10, 12,18, 21,25) whereas the whole taken together is called "very good" (v. 31). These statements are intended to show not only that what God has fashioned and made to conform to the rule of law reflects his glory and his very nature (cf. Psalm 19:1-11 ; [16] 97:6; Romans 1:20 ), but also that the fall of humanity described in Genesis 3 cannot be attributed to any flaw in creation. Clearly Adam and Eve cannot excuse their transgression on the basis of a deficient environment because it is both perfect and provides bountifully for their every need (1:29; 2:8-16,20-25). Neither can God be faulted, for, despite the fact that the serpent which becomes the agent of temptation in this episode is a creature that God has made (3:1), it is a subordinate creature over which humans are to exercise dominion (1:26-28; 2:19-20). Thus their transgression is a consequence of their failure to fulfill the creation mandate.
Community Is Good . Significantly, the prospect of the man being alone is the only thing in the prefall narrative that is explicitly called not good (2:18). This is indicative of the fact that humans are social creatures and that they have an innate need for community. The need is remedied when God creates womaneventually named "Eve, " the mother of all living (3:20) because through her the rest of humanity comes into existence. The marriage relationship (2:24-25) symbolizes all other forms of human coexistence designed to satisfy the primal yearning for fellowship.
It should be pointed out that Genesis emphasizes the spiritual equality and interdependence of the original human couple (1:26-28; 2:18-23). This is epitomized by the expression, kenegdo, "corresponding to him" (2:18,20), which is used of the partner whom God determines to provide for the man. The term, ezer [17] 115:9,10, 11; 146:5; see also 1 Samuel 7:12 ; Psalm 27:9 ; 40:17 ; [1]7 46:1; [19] 63:7; [20] 94:17). The reference to woman being created from man's rib highlights the kind of affinity between man and woman that is not possible between humans and other creatures. This is reinforced by man's joyful cry of recognition when God presents the woman to him: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh" (2:23).
Although the preceding touches on the horizontal, human dimension of community, Scripture also emphasizes the vertical, Godward dimension. Both are represented already in Genesis 1:27 in the declaration that humankind is created male and female and in God's image. Indeed, the Bible is essentially a record of God's establishment of, and activity within, the community of faith. The community is expected to respond to him with worship and devotion and to function in an environment characterized by encouragement, instruction, and correction.
Creation and Redemption . A fundamental theme with which creation is combined, particularly in the Book of Isaiah, is redemption. In 43:1, Yahweh asserts that he has both created and redeemed Israel (cf. 44:2,21, 24; 45:9-11; Malachi 2:10 ; and Isaiah 41:14 ; 48:17 ; 49:7 ). The epitome of Yahweh's redemptive Acts in the Old Testament is his deliverance of Israel from Egypt under Moses. It is not surprising, then, that exodus imagery should be used to describe subsequent instances of Yahweh's redeeming work. In Isaiah, the focus in this connection is on a second exodus, the return of the exiles from Babylonian captivity (43:14-21).
Through the prophet, Yahweh the Creator now declares his absolute sovereignty in the universe and in history. Furthermore, he assures his people that, contrary to what they assume, he is aware of their plight (40:12-28). Unlike the idols of Babylon, he announces in advance the overthrow of the Babylonian Empire by Cyrus the Persian and the subsequent emancipation of the Judean exiles. He will ransom them by supplying other nations for Persia to subdue. He will lead the erstwhile captives carefully through the wilderness between Babylon and Judah and provide for their every need along the way and in their restored land.
Re-creation . The theme of original creation also gives rise to another important theological concept: re-creation. It is featured in connection with both spiritual regeneration and eschatological renewal. In the former sense, we recall the plea of the psalmist who, burdened with his iniquity, earnestly entreats God to create a clean heart within him (51:10 [16]). In a similar vein, various passages in the New Testament speak of the Christian or the church as a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17 ; Galatians 6:15 ; Revelation 21:1-22 ). Elsewhere the imagery is of the new self, fashioned according to the likeness or image of the creator (Ephesians 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10 ).
The idea of a new creation in an eschatological sense brings the original theme full circle. What is envisioned for the future is a return to the idyllic state of initial creationnothing less than new heavens and a new earth. The consequences of the fall will be reversed and a renewal of the fruitfulness and vitality that first characterized the cosmos and the garden of Eden will take place (Isaiah 65:17-25 ; 66:22 ; Ezekiel 47:1-12 ; Joel 3:18 ; Amos 9:13 ; Romans 8:18-23 ; 2 Peter 3:7,10-13 ; Ephesians 2:10,15:5 ). However, Scripture cautions that only those who have experienced spiritual re-creation may enjoy the eschatological Eden (Revelation 21:1-2,6-8,27 ; 22:14-15 ).
Robert J. V. Hiebert
See also Adam ; Eve ; Genesis, Theology of ; God ; Person, Personhood ; Image of God ; Sabbath ; Woman
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Webster's Dictionary - Create
(1):
(a.) Created; composed; begotten.
(2):
(v. t.) To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer.
(3):
(v. t.) To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.
(4):
(v. t.) To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.
King James Dictionary - Create
CREATE, L.
1. To produce to bring into being from nothing to cause to exist. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1 .
2. To make or form, by investing with a new character as, to create one a peer or baron to create a manor. I create you companions to our person.
3. To produce to cause to be the occasion of. Your eye in Scotland would create soldiers, and make women fight.
Long abstinence creates uneasiness in the stomach confusion is created by hurry.
4. To beget to generate to bring forth. The people which shall be created, shall praise the Lord. Psalms 102 .
5. To make or produce, by new combinations of matter already created, and by investing these combinations with new forms, constitutions and qualities to shape and organize. God created man in his own image. Genesis 1 .
6. To form anew to change the state or character to renew. Create in me a clean heart. Psalms 51 .
We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2 .
Webster's Dictionary - re-Create
(v. t.) To create or form anew.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Create
Bârâ' (בָּרָא, Strong's #1254), “to create, make.” This verb is of profound theological significance, since it has only God as its subject. Only God can “create” in the sense implied by bârâ'. The verb expresses creation out of nothing, an idea seen clearly in passages having to do with creation on a cosmic scale: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen. 1:1; cf. Gen. 2:3; Isa. 40:26; 42:5). All other verbs for “creating” allow a much broader range of meaning; they have both divine and human subjects, and are used in contexts where bringing something or someone into existence is not the issue.
Bârâ' is frequently found in parallel to these other verbs, such as ’asah “to make” (Isa. 41:20; 43:7; 45:7, 12; Amos 4:13), yatsar, “to form” (Isa. 43:1, 7; 45:7; Amos 4:13), and kun, “to establish.” A verse that illustrates all of these words together is Isa. 45:18: “For thus saith the Lord that created [1] the heavens; God himself that formed [2] the earth and made [3] it; he hath established [4] it, he created [1] it not in vain, he formed [6] it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.” The technical meaning of bârâ' (to “create out of nothing”) may not hold in these passages; perhaps the verb was popularized in these instances for the sake of providing a poetic synonym. Objects of the verb include the heavens and earth (Gen. 1:1; Isa. 40:26; 42:5; 45:18; 65:17)man (Gen. 1:27; 5:2; 6:7; Deut. 4:32; Ps. 89:47; Isa. 43:7; 45:12); Israel (Isa. 43:1; Mal. 2:10); a new thing (Jer. 31:22); cloud and smoke (Isa. 4:5); north and south (Ps. 89:12); salvation and righteousness (Isa. 45:8); speech (Isa. 57:19); darkness (Isa. 45:7); wind (Amos 4:13); and a new heart (Ps. 51:10). A careful study of the passages where bârâ' occurs shows that in the few nonpoetic uses (primarily in Genesis), the writer uses scientifically precise language to demonstrate that God brought the object or concept into being from previously nonexistent material.
Especially striking is the use of bârâ' in Isaiah 40-65. Out of 49 occurrences of the verb in the Old Testament, 20 are in these chapters. Because Isaiah writes prophetically to the Jews in Exile, he speaks words of comfort based upon God’s past benefits and blessings to His people. Isaiah especially wants to show that, since Yahweh is the Creator, He is able to deliver His people from captivity. The God of Israel has created all things: “I have made [3] the earth, and created [2] man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded” (Isa. 45:12). The gods of Babylon are impotent nonentities (Isa. 44:12-20; 46:1-7), and so Israel can expect God to triumph by effecting a new creation (43:16-21; 65:17-25).
Though a precisely correct technical term to suggest cosmic, material creation from nothing, bârâ' is a rich theological vehicle for communicating the sovereign power of God, who originates and regulates all things to His glory.
Qânâh (קָנָה, Strong's 7069), “to get, acquire, earn.” These basic meanings are dominant in the Old Testament, but certain poetic passages have long suggested that this verb means “create.” In Gen. 14:19, Melchizedek blessed Abram and said: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker [9] of heaven and earth” (RSV). Gen. 14:22 repeats this divine epithet. Deut. 32:6 makes this meaning certain in that qânâh is parallel to ’asah, “to make”: “Is he not your father, who created (qânâh) you, who made (‘asah) you and established (kun) you?” (RSV). Ps. 78:54; 139:13; and Prov. 8:22-23 also suggest the idea of creation.
The cognate languages usually follow the Hebrew in the basic meaning of “to get, acquire.” Ugaritic, however, attests the meaning “create.” In fact, qny is the primary Ugaritic term to express creation. The close relationship of Hebrew and Ugaritic and the contextual meaning of qânâh as “create” in the Old Testament passages cited above argue for the use of qânâh as a synonym for “create” along with bârâ', ‘asah, and yatsar.
‛Âśâh (עָשָׂה, Strong's #6213), “to create, do, make.” This verb, which occurs over 2600 times in the Old Testament, is used as a synonym for “create” only about 60 times. There is nothing inherent in the word to indicate the nature of the creation involved; it is only when ‛âśâh is parallel to bârâ' that we can be sure that it implies creation.
Unfortunately, the word is not attested in cognate languages contemporary with the Old Testament, and its etymology is unclear. Because ‛âśâh describes the most common of human (and divine) activities, it is ill-suited to communicate theological meaning— except where it is used with bârâ' or other terms whose technical meanings are clearly established.
The most instructive occurrences of ‛âśâh are in the early chapters of Genesis. Gen. 1:1 uses the verb bârâ' to introduce the Creation account, and Gen. 1:7 speaks of its detailed execution: “And God made [10] the firmament.…” Whether or not the firmament was made of existing material cannot be determined, since the passage uses only ‛âśâh. But it is clear that the verb expresses creation, since it is used in that context and follows the technical word bârâ'. The same can be said of other verses in Genesis: 1:16 (the lights of heaven); 1:25, 3:1 (the animals); 1:31; 2:2 (all his work); and 6:6 (man). In Gen. 1:26-27, however, ‛âśâh must mean creation from nothing, since it is used as a synonym for bârâ'. The text reads, “Let us make [10] man in our image, after our likeness.… So God created [2] man in his own image.…” Similarly, Gen. 2:4 states: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created [2], in the day that the Lord God made [10] the earth and the heavens.” Finally, Gen. 5:1 equates the two as follows: “In the day that God created [2] man, in the likeness of God made [10] he him.” The unusual juxtaposition of bârâ' and ‛âśâh in Gen. 2:3 refers to the totality of creation, which God had “created” by “making.”
It is unwarranted to overly refine the meaning of ‛âśâh to suggest that it means creation from something, as opposed to creation from nothing. Only context can determine its special nuance. It can mean either, depending upon the situation.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Create
To create is to cause something to exist which did not exist before, as distinguished from make , to re-form something already in existence.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Create, Creation, Creator, Creature
A — 1: κτίζω (Strong's #2936 — Verb — ktizo — ktid'-zo ) used among the Greeks to mean the founding of a place, a city or colony, signifies, in Scripture, "to create," always of the act of God, whether (a) in the natural creation, Mark 13:19 ; Romans 1:25 (where the title "The Creator" translates the article with the aorist participle of the verb); 1 Corinthians 11:9 ; Ephesians 3:9 ; Colossians 1:16 ; 1 Timothy 4:3 ; Revelation 4:11 ; 10:6 , or (b) in the spiritual creation, Ephesians 2:10,15 ; 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10 . See MAKE.
B — 1: κτίσις (Strong's #2937 — Noun Feminine — ktisis — ktis'-is ) primarily "the act of creating," or "the creative act in process," has this meaning in Romans 1:20 ; Galatians 6:15 . Like the English word "creation," it also signifies the product of the "creative" act, the "creature," as in Mark 16:15 , RV; Romans 1:25 ; 8:19 ; Colossians 1:15 etc.; in Hebrews 9:11 , AV, "building." In Mark 16:15 ; Colossians 1:23 its significance has special reference to mankind in general. As to its use in Galatians 6:15 ; 2 Corinthians 5:17 , in the former, apparently, "the reference is to the creative act of God, whereby a man is introduced into the blessing of salvation, in contrast to circumcision done by human hands, which the Judaizers claimed was necessary to that end. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 the reference is to what the believer is in Christ; in consequence of the creative act he has become a new creature."* [1]
Ktisis is once used of human actions, 1 Peter 2:13 , "ordinance" (marg., "creation"). See BUILDING , ORDINANCE.
B — 2: κτίσμα (Strong's #2938 — Noun Neuter — ktisma — ktis'-mah ) has the concrete sense, "the created thing, the creature, the product of the creative act," 1 Timothy 4:4 ; James 1:18 ; Revelation 5:13 ; 8:9 .
B — 3: κτίστης (Strong's #2939 — Noun Masculine — ktistes — ktis-tace' ) among the Greeks, the founder of a city, etc., denotes in Scripture "the Creator," 1 Peter 4:19 (cp. Romans 1:20 , under B, No. 1, above).
Note: It is a significant confirmation of Romans 1:20,21 , that in all non-Christian Greek literature these words are never used by Greeks to convey the idea of a Creator or of a creative act by any of their gods. The words are confined by them to the acts of human beings.
B — 4: ζῷον (Strong's #2226 — Noun Neuter — zoon — dzo'-on ) "a living creature:" see BEAST.

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Create - Create, L. In the beginning, God Created the heaven and the earth. To make or form, by investing with a new character as, to Create one a peer or baron to Create a manor. I Create you companions to our person. Your eye in Scotland would Create soldiers, and make women fight. ...
Long abstinence Creates uneasiness in the stomach confusion is Created by hurry. The people which shall be Created, shall praise the Lord. To make or produce, by new combinations of matter already Created, and by investing these combinations with new forms, constitutions and qualities to shape and organize. God Created man in his own image. Create in me a clean heart. ...
We are his workmanship, Created in Christ Jesus
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re-Create - ) To Create or form anew
Concreate - ) To Create at the same time
Creative - ) Having the power to Create; exerting the act of creation
Miscreate - ) Miscreated; illegitimate; forged; as, miscreate titles. ) To Create badly or amiss
Anew - ) Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh; as, to arm anew; to Create anew
Divisive - ) Creating, or tending to Create, division, separation, or difference
Creation - We are not God, cannot Create, nor can we help ourselves do good in order to be saved. Only He can Create
Constitutive - ) Having power to enact, establish, or Create; instituting; determining
Create - To Create is to cause something to exist which did not exist before, as distinguished from make , to re-form something already in existence
Omnipotent - The being that can Create worlds must be omnipotent
Ahisamach - ” Father of Oholiab, the artisan who helped Bezaleel Create the artwork of the wilderness tabernacle (Exodus 31:6 ; Exodus 35:34 ; Exodus 38:23 )
Omnipotent - ) Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can Create worlds must be omnipotent
Statute - Joseph was able to Create laws as a ruler in Egypt (Genesis 47:26 )
Demiurge - ) According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to Create the material universe and man
Chargeable - ) Serving to Create expense; costly; burdensome
ge'Shem - " Gashum said it" made him a type of those who Create a common report
Theodicy - Proverbs 16:4 says, "The LORD works out everything for his own ends -- even the wicked for a day of disaster"; Isaiah 45:7 says, "I form the light and Create darkness, I bring prosperity and Create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things
Emissary - ) An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to Create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter
Create - ) Created; composed; begotten. ) To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to Create one a peer
Provocation - ) Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to Create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress
Dominion of God - It is distinguished from his power thus: his dominion is a right of making what he pleases, and possessing what he makes, and of his disposing what he doth possess; whereas his power is an ability to make what he hath a right to Create, to hold what he doth possess, and to execute what he hath purposed or resolved
Chimney - ) A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to Create a draft, and promote combustion
Create - Bârâ' (בָּרָא, Strong's #1254), “to Create, make. Only God can “create” in the sense implied by bârâ'. The verb expresses creation out of nothing, an idea seen clearly in passages having to do with creation on a cosmic scale: “In the beginning God Created the heaven and the earth” ( Created [1] the heavens; God himself that formed [2] the earth and made [3] it; he hath established [4] it, he Created [1] it not in vain, he formed [6] it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. ” The technical meaning of bârâ' (to “create out of nothing”) may not hold in these passages; perhaps the verb was popularized in these instances for the sake of providing a poetic synonym. The God of Israel has Created all things: “I have made [3] the earth, and Created [2] man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded” ( Created (qânâh) you, who made (‘asah) you and established (kun) you?” (RSV). ” Ugaritic, however, attests the meaning “create. The close relationship of Hebrew and Ugaritic and the contextual meaning of qânâh as “create” in the Old Testament passages cited above argue for the use of qânâh as a synonym for “create” along with bârâ', ‘asah, and yatsar. ...
‛Âśâh (עָשָׂה, Strong's #6213), “to Create, do, make. ” This verb, which occurs over 2600 times in the Old Testament, is used as a synonym for “create” only about 60 times. … So God Created
[2] man in his own image. 2:4 states: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were Created [2], in the day that the Lord God made [10] the earth and the heavens. 5:1 equates the two as follows: “In the day that God Created [2] man, in the likeness of God made [10] he him. 2:3 refers to the totality of creation, which God had “created” by “making
Shape - To form or Create
Charity - ) A charitable institution, or a gift to Create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity
Tenement - ) Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to Create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; - called also free / frank tenements
Society of the Divine Word - The founder did not intend originally to Create a congregation; he wished a simple association without vows, but in 1885 the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, were adopted
Establish - ) To originate and secure the permanent existence of; to found; to institute; to Create and regulate; - said of a colony, a state, or other institutions
Dark Ages - Name once commonly but erroneously applied to the Middle Ages, chiefly by writers and others who sought to Create the impression that during those ages, from about 500 to 1500, the Ages of Faith, as they were also called, there was little or no progress in any field of life, government, social organization, craftsmanship, art, learning, or even in religion
Memento Rerum Conditor - Name once commonly but erroneously applied to the Middle Ages, chiefly by writers and others who sought to Create the impression that during those ages, from about 500 to 1500, the Ages of Faith, as they were also called, there was little or no progress in any field of life, government, social organization, craftsmanship, art, learning, or even in religion
Knight - ) To dub or Create (one) a knight; - done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir - -
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The question which he proposes to discuss, is, "Whether men were considered in the mind of God in the decree of election as fallen or unfallen, as in the corrupt mass through the fall, or in the pure mass of creatureship, previous to it, and as to be Created?" There are some who think that the latter, so considered, were the objects of election in the divine mind. These are called Supralapsarians, though of these, some are of opinion that man was considered as to be Created or creatable, and others as Created but not fallen. the former seems best, that, of the vast number of individuals which came up in the divine mind whom his power could Create, those whom he meant to bring into being he designed to glorify himself by them in some way or other. ...
The decree of the means includes the decree to Create men to permit them to fall, to recover them out of it through redemption by Christ, to sanctify them by the grace of the Spirit, and completely save them; and which are not to be reckoned as materially many decrees, but as making one formed decree; or they are not to be considered as subordinate, but as co-ordinate means, and as making up one entire complete medium; for it is not to be supposed that God decreed to Create man, that he might permit him to fall, in order to redeem, sanctify, and save him; but he decreed all this that he might glorify his grace, mercy, and justice. Now, as the glory of God is last in execution, it must be first in intention, wherefore men must be considered in the decree of the end as not yet Created and fallen; since the creation and permission of sin belong to the decree of the means, which in order of nature is after the decree of the end. And they add to this, that if God first decreed to Create man, and suffered him to fall, and then out of the fall chose some to grace and glory, he must decree to Create man without an end, which is to make God to do what no wise man would; for when a man is about to do any thing, he proposes an end, and then contrives and fixes on ways and means to bring about that end. " If they mean that justice requires a creature to devote himself to the worship and glorifying of his Creator, we grant it; if they mean that the attributes of God are displayed in all his works, we grant this too: but if the proposition be intended to affirm that God had no other view in creating men, so to speak, than his own interest, we deny the proposition, and affirm that God Created men for their own happiness, and in order to have subjects upon whom he might bestow favours. We desire to be informed, in the next place, say they, how it can be conceived that a determination to damn millions of men can contribute to the glory of God? We easily conceive, that it is for the glory of divine justice to punish guilty men: but to resolve to damn men without the consideration of sin, to Create them that they might sin, to determine that they should sin in order to their destruction, is what seems to us more likely to tarnish the glory of God than to display it. ...
Again; we demand how, according to this hypothesis, it can be conceived that God is not the author of sin? In the general scheme of our churches, God only permits men to sin, and it is the abuse of liberty that plunges man into misery: even this principle, all lenified as it seems, is yet subject to a great number of difficulties; but in this scheme, God wills sin to produce the end he proposed in creating the world, and it was necessary that men should sin: God Created them for that. Lastly, we desire to know, how is it possible to conceive a God, who, being in the actual enjoyment of perfect happiness, incomprehensible, and supreme, could determine to add this decree, though useless, to his felicity, to Create men without number for the purpose of confining them for ever in the chains of darkness, and burning them for ever in unquenchable flames
Ordinance - See Create , B, No
Resonator - It is used to Create high-frequency electric brush discharges
Lip - Thus JEHOVAH takes to himself the sovereignty of this work, when he saith, (Isaiah 57:19) "I Create the fruit of the lips" Hence the church is represented as speaking the effusions of the heart, when she saith; "So will we render thee the claves of our lips" (Hosea 14:2) And hence, when commending the beauties of Jesus, she saith; "his lips are like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh:" (Song of Song of Solomon 5:13) meaning, that so sweet and fragrant are Christ's words, his gospel of salvation, and his tokens of grace, so refreshing to the soul of a poor sinner conscious of the want of it; that as lilies, they charm and afford a sweet smelling savour, by which all the spiritual senses are ravished and made glad
Pare - to Create to cut off
Form - ” A word common to Hebrew in all its periods, yâtsar is used in modern Hebrew in the sense of “to produce,” or “to Create. ...
The concreteness of ancient Hebrew thinking is vividly seen in a statement such as this: “I form the light, and Create darkness …” ( Miracle - Granted the existence of Almighty God, since He could Create the universe and establish its laws, there is no reason why He cannot alter its course and interfere with its laws
Creation - The word Create (bara) is used but three times in the first chapter of Genesis-- (1) as to the origin of matter; (2) as to the origin of life; (3) as to the origin of man's soul; and science has always failed to do any of these acts thus ascribed to God
Shape - ) To form or Create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to
Sadducees - They seem to agree greatly with the Epicureans; differing however in this, that, though they denied a future state, yet they allowed the power of God to Create the world; whereas the followers of Epicurus denied it
Church Building Fund - Its object isto Create by an annual offering from every congregation, asrecommended by the General Convention, and by individual gifts,a Fund of One Million Dollars, portions of the principal to beloaned, and of the interest given, to aid the building of churcheswherever needed
Bottle - A certain outward conformity was expected in religious teaching and example, and the absence of fasting among His disciples seemed to Create a perplexing and objectionable departure. The most venerated form was once an innovation on what preceded it, and by the operation of the same law a fresh expansive force will again alter external conditions and Create new conformities
Creation - His creative activities proceeded in orderly and methodical fashion toward the fulfillment of His purpose to Create “good heavens” and “a good earth. ...
The New Testament reveals that Jesus “made” all things (John 1:3 ) and that “all things were Created by him, and for him” (Colossians 1:16 ). Paul's assertion recorded in Ephesians 3:9 is that God “created all things. ” The writer of Hebrews notes that Jesus was the agent God used to Create the world ( Hebrews 1:2 ). Because God Created all things, He is worthy of “glory and honor and power” (Revelation 4:11 ). The consistent report of the Bible is that God is the Source of the whole Created order. He went on to declare God's plan to “create new heavens and a new earth” as well as a new people (Isaiah 65:17-18 ). In a later speech Job expressed the effortless manner in which God Created the universe (Job 26:7-11 ) and defeated Rahab and the serpent (Job 26:12-13 ). Malachi's reference to God as Creator stresses the fact that one God Created all people (Malachi 2:10 ). By God's will “all things” existed and were Created. ...
Paul's perspective was that Christians represent God's workmanship “created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10 ). The gospel that God called Paul to preach had been hidden in God who “created all things” (Ephesians 3:9 ). The Son Created the world. “For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels” (Psalm 8:5 ) may be a commentary on the Genesis statement that God “created man in his own image” (Genesis 1:27 ). “Create” (bara') is the dominant verb of creation in Genesis 1:1 . ...
New Creation and Physical Creation The Old Testament is consistent in its use of the verb “create” (bara' ). God alone Creates (bara' ). ...
Psalm 51:10 may reflect a transition in usage of “create” ( bara' ) to designate a purely physical work. A clean heart is the object of the verb “create” in this Psalm. Isaiah employed “create” in reference to “new heavens and a new earth” as well as “Jerusalem” and “her people” (Isaiah 65:17-18 ). “Created in Christ Jesus” is Paul's terminology for spiritual salvation in Ephesians 2:10 . God Created “good” heavens and a “good” earth
Innocence, Innocency - Though the innocent are frequently mentioned, the biblical writers were well aware that only God can Create a right heart and remove sin (Psalm 51:10 ; Jeremiah 24:7 ; Jeremiah 31:33-34 )
New Man - ...
Speaking of Jews and Gentiles as disparate entities, Paul declares that Christ's "purpose was to Create in himself one new man ("humanity" NRSV) out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility
Providence - The providence of God upholds and governs every Created thing. Nothing that was not too minute for God to Create, is too minute for him to preserve and control
Catholic Council For International Relations - " It endeavors to give Catholics in Great Britain a greater and more sympathetic knowledge of their fellow Catholics in other countries; to Create a Catholic public opinion, informed by the tradition of the Church, which shall be a real power for international justice and peace; to enable Catholics to understand, appreciate, and when necessary, criticize from the standpoint of religion, the international organizations and movements of the day
Catholic Survey - " It endeavors to give Catholics in Great Britain a greater and more sympathetic knowledge of their fellow Catholics in other countries; to Create a Catholic public opinion, informed by the tradition of the Church, which shall be a real power for international justice and peace; to enable Catholics to understand, appreciate, and when necessary, criticize from the standpoint of religion, the international organizations and movements of the day
New Man - An expression descriptive of a moral condition or order of man which has come into view in Jesus (Ephesians 4:21 ), and the character of which is described in that it is Created after God in righteousness and holiness of truth. In His death Christ broke down the wall of partition between Jew and Gentile to Create the two in Himself into 'one new man,' reconciling both unto God in one body by the cross, there remaining thus as before God no longer Jew or Gentile, but a man of an entirely new order. The new man being Created is thus entirely new (καινός)
Kidron or Cedron - The bed of the Kidron is now dry most of the year; even in the rainy season it has no constant stream, though heavy and continued rains may Create an impetuous but short-lived torrent
Raise - ) To Create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to Create it
Thorn - "The thorns are long and sharp and recurved, and often Create a festering wound
Design - ) To Create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral
Imagination - It may present them just as they occur to the memory, or it may alter them, combine several together, and even Create entirely new images
Molten Sea - Some have suggested that the molten sea was also symbolic of the great sea present when God began to Create the heavens and the earth thus making the sea symbolic of God's creative activity (Genesis 1:2 )
Molten Sea - Some have suggested that the molten sea was also symbolic of the great sea present when God began to Create the heavens and the earth thus making the sea symbolic of God's creative activity (Genesis 1:2 )
Cardinal - The pope has the sole right to Create cardinals freely, and is not bound by any ruling or interference. The names of the newly Created cardinals are usually published at a papal consistory. A priest who has been Created a cardinal for some time, and whose name has not been published by the pope, is called a cardinal in petto (in the bosom)
Catechism - In this way they will know nothing but words: it will prove a laborious task, and not a pleasure; confirm them in a bad habit of dealing in sounds instead of ideas; and after all, perhaps Create in them an aversion to religion itself
Golden Calf - God, as sovereign Lord, allows no physical image of Himself, and any human effort to Create such an image invites His judgment
Trouble: Needed - Truly for a most wise and beneficent purpose did God make light and Create darkness
Tertullus - He carefully selects the points in the prisoner’s career fitted to Create the impression that St
Boom - ) To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to Create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr
Leviathan - Yet, leviathan was Created by God and subject to Him ( Psalm 104:24-30 ). This creature represented chaos in a personified manner which any creator deity had to overcome in order to Create
New Life - He will Create a new heaven and new earth (21:1), a new Jerusalem (3:12), where the saints enjoy a new name (2:17) and sing a new song (5:9)
Erastus - It is easier to believe that the members of the Church at Corinth had friends at Ephesus than at Rome; but, as Lightfoot reminds us, personal acquaintance was not necessary in the Apostolic Church to Create Christian sympathy
Life: Power of the Inner - Some of these huts were empty, or the lonely inhabitant cowered over a scanty fire; whilst the peopled hearth and the high- blazing fagots of the rest Created such an inward warmth that grim winter melted and relaxed his gripe; and the loosened mass folded off and tumbled over on the trampled street. But they will form again, and it needs an inward heat to Create a total thaw
Knights of the Holy Sepulcher - He authorized the Franciscan custodian of Mount Sion, the Commissary Apostolic of the Holy See, to confer the honor by virtue of papal authority; but on the restoration of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1847 patriarchs alone were empowered to Create Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in the name of the pope
Jael - ...
In Judges 5:6 the words ‘in the days of Jael’ Create a difficulty, which can be accounted for only by regarding them, with most scholars, as a gloss
Holy Sepulcher, Knights of the - He authorized the Franciscan custodian of Mount Sion, the Commissary Apostolic of the Holy See, to confer the honor by virtue of papal authority; but on the restoration of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1847 patriarchs alone were empowered to Create Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in the name of the pope
Command - Command and force may often Create, but can never cure, an aversion
Catholic Truth Society of Ireland - ...
The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was organized at the meeting of Maynooth Union in 1899 for the purpose of printing and distributing edifying and instructive Catholic literature, both to Create a taste for wholesome literature and to present an antidote against the poison of dangerous or immoral writings
Catholic Truth Societies - ...
The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was organized at the meeting of Maynooth Union in 1899 for the purpose of printing and distributing edifying and instructive Catholic literature, both to Create a taste for wholesome literature and to present an antidote against the poison of dangerous or immoral writings
Australian Catholic Truth Society - ...
The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was organized at the meeting of Maynooth Union in 1899 for the purpose of printing and distributing edifying and instructive Catholic literature, both to Create a taste for wholesome literature and to present an antidote against the poison of dangerous or immoral writings
Honour - "It cannot, " as one observes, "arise from riches, dignity of rank or office, nor from what are often called splendid actions of heroes, or civil accomplishments; these may be found among men of no real integrity, and may Create considerable fame; but a distinction must be made between fame and true honour
Lot - It cannot be necessary to Create the details of the story where none are given
Lot - It cannot be necessary to Create the details of the story where none are given
Create, Creation, Creator, Creature - A — 1: κτίζω (Strong's #2936 — Verb — ktizo — ktid'-zo ) used among the Greeks to mean the founding of a place, a city or colony, signifies, in Scripture, "to Create," always of the act of God, whether (a) in the natural creation, Mark 13:19 ; Romans 1:25 (where the title "The Creator" translates the article with the aorist participle of the verb); 1 Corinthians 11:9 ; Ephesians 3:9 ; Colossians 1:16 ; 1 Timothy 4:3 ; Revelation 4:11 ; 10:6 , or (b) in the spiritual creation, Ephesians 2:10,15 ; 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10 . ...
B — 2: κτίσμα (Strong's #2938 — Noun Neuter — ktisma — ktis'-mah ) has the concrete sense, "the Created thing, the creature, the product of the creative act," 1 Timothy 4:4 ; James 1:18 ; Revelation 5:13 ; 8:9
Presumption - when they Create, magnify, and pervert their troubles; ...
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Magi - Prideaux is of opinion that Zoroaster took the hint of this alteration in their theology from the prophet Isaiah, who brings in God, saying to Cyrus king of Persia, I am the Lord, and there is none else: I form the light, and Create darkness; I make peace and Create evil, ch
Teacher (2) - They pass into the soul of man and there quicken and Create new life
Louvain, University of - Founded as a studium generale by a Bull of Pope Martin V, 1425, at the request of John IV, Duke of Brabant; the faculty of theology was Created by Pope Eugene IV, 1431. After an interval marked by the establishment of a state university under the Dutch government, 1815, the episcopate of Belgium decided to Create a free Catholic institution for higher education
Gaius - But as Lightfoot remarks, in the Apostolic Church personal acquaintance was not necessary to Create Christian sympathy (Biblical Essays, 1893, p
University of Louvain - Founded as a studium generale by a Bull of Pope Martin V, 1425, at the request of John IV, Duke of Brabant; the faculty of theology was Created by Pope Eugene IV, 1431. After an interval marked by the establishment of a state university under the Dutch government, 1815, the episcopate of Belgium decided to Create a free Catholic institution for higher education
Quartus - We should remember, at the same time, that in the Apostolic Church personal acquaintance was not necessary to Create Christian sympathy
Curiosity - Crossing the lines in which others move, they Create confusion, and awaken resentment
Joel - But if he is narrow, he is intense; and while he cherishes the priestly ideals, his hope for Israel lies rather in such a diffusion of the prophetic spirit as shall Create an inspired nation
Make - ) To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to Create
Destructionists - Bourn argues, that there are many passages of Scripture, in which the ultimate punishment to which wicked men shall be adjudged is defined, in the most precise and intelligible terms, to be an everlasting destruction, proceeding from Him who is equally able to destroy as to Create; and who, by our Lord himself, is said to be "able to destroy both soul and body in hell
Platter - This is done not in deference to delicate sensibilities with regard to taste and smell, but because the juxtaposition of such vessels might Create a situation in which it would be possible to commit a conjectural infringement of the prohibition against seething a kid in its mother’s milk (Deuteronomy 14:21)
Mouth - ...
Revelation 13:2 (a) This beast is the antichrist from whom there comes announcements that Create great hopes and words that Create great fears
Make - (2) In Ephesians 2:15 , AV, ktizo, "to Create," is translated "make" (RV, "create")
Work, Theology of - To be Created in God's image means, in part, that people have the capacity to work, to fashion, to Create
Jude, the Book of - They are self-centered (Jude 1:4 ,Jude 1:4,1:8 ,Jude 1:8,1:15 ); they Create divisions (Jude 1:16-19 ) and leave disappointment behind (Jude 1:12 )
Time - Time is part of God’s Created order (Genesis 1:14; Hebrews 1:2). This does not mean that they have to Create unnecessary pressure by squeezing as much as they can into their time, but that they should live and behave as befits God’s people (Ephesians 5:15-17; 1 Peter 4:1-3)
Rhetoric - These techniques Create interest and enhance meaning
Empire, Byzantine - Under Constantine IX (1042-1055) Michael Caerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, attempted to Create a patriarchate equal to Rome, and was condemned by Leo IX
Sing - While this love “song” continues to Create questions in the minds of many regarding its inclusion in the biblical canon, it must have had some special meaning to have earned the title it has
New Creation - They are Created now, and not long ago you have not heard of them before today, 48:6b-7). ...
Then, repeating and enlarging on the themes of newness and renewal, chapters 65,66 declare God's intention to "create new heavens and a new earth" (65:17). 11 QTemple 29:9 shows evidence that "creation" in the sense of the day of the new creation has become a technical term ("for I shall cause my glory to dwell upon it until the day of blessing on which I shall Create [3] my sanctuary"). ...
Several passages in Ephesians (2:10,15; 4:24) employ the verb "create" (ktizo [2:9): salvation from God (2:8) is defined in anthropological terms as being "created in Christ" (2:10), all of which implies that there is no human ground for boasting
Slander - Instilling sly suggestions which Create prejudice in the hearers
Love Feast - Thou, Almighty Master, didst Create all things for Thy Name’s sake, and didst give food and drink unto men for enjoyment, that they might render thanks to Thee; but didst bestow upon us spiritual food and drink and eternal life through Thy Servant
Cloud - And more so, because the promise is still with the church, that "the Lord will Create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (let the reader not overlook the every dwelling place), and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence
Beloved - But the love of God, yea, all the persons of the GODHEAD to the person of Christ, as God-man Mediator; this is a subject concerning which we find somewhat for the mind to lean upon; and, under divine teaching, can make discovery sufficient to Create a joy from it, "unspeakable and full of glory
Sacrifice - The purpose was not just to Create communion between God and man; rather, the “sacrifice” represented the principle that, without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins ( Understanding - While artisans have made idols according to their understanding (Hosea 13:2 ), Isaiah challenges the effectiveness of such effort, noting that artisans can Create no gods at all (44:17)
Arbitration - Moral casuistry was no part of His mission, and decisions of the kind this man wanted could only have weakened the sense of personal responsibility, and hindered the growth of those spiritual dispositions it was His chief aim to Create
Asiarch - Paul, whose preaching so threatened the authority of Artemis, may have appeared in a favourable light to the representatives of Caesar-worship, as likely to Create more enthusiasm in that direction
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - 23 is directed against those who asked If God be good why did He Create sin Gehenna Death and Satan? Elsewhere Isaacus says that there is a natural faculty whereby we discern good from evil to lose which is to sink lower than one's natural state; and this faculty precedes faith and leads us thereto
Logos - In Philo's writings, logos was the mediating agency by which God Created the world and by which revelation comes to God's people. The logos was not Created. Hence, He could change water to wine, Create eyes for a man born blind, and breathe the Spirit into His disciples (John 20:22 )
Bar - Amos 1 Must I new bars to my own joy Create
Persia - I form the light and Create the darkness; I make peace and Create evil. " Zoroaster taught that God Created the good angel alone, and that the evil followed by the defect of good
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Christian love does not mean that Christians try to Create certain feelings towards others, but that they act towards others the way they know they should (Luke 10:27; Luke 10:29; Luke 10:37). ...
Human love...
Those whom God Created have a duty to love him with their whole being. ...
Love for God will at times Create difficulties
Knowledge - In Hebrews the ordinary word for ‘knowledge’ does not occur at all, but the main object of the Epistle is to Create and confirm a certain kind of Christian knowledge
Pillar - For if Jesus be the pillar of cloud, and the pillar of fire; and if, as it is said, "the Lord will Create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night," (Isaiah 4:5) —surely there is a great propriety that his church should be called after the name of her Lord, He is the pillar of cloud and of fire; and she by him is made the pillar and ground of truth; and hence his servants who minister in his name shall be called pillars in his temple
Adoption - Adoption in Christ is the way God chose to Create His family even before He Created the world (Ephesians 1:4-5 )
Angels - They were Created before humans, they belong to a higher order than humans, and their number is countless (Psalms 103:20; Psalms 148:2; Isaiah 6:2-3; Daniel 7:10; Luke 12:8-9; Luke 15:10; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 4:8; Revelation 5:11-12; Revelation 7:11). Even the chief of the evil angels, Satan, is no more than a Created being under the authority of God. When God sends them as his messengers to humans, he may give them a form similar to that of humans, though they are usually sufficiently different to Create a feeling of great awe (Judges 13:15-20; Matthew 28:2-3; Luke 2:9; Luke 24:4; John 20:12; Acts 1:10; Acts 6:15)
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Amounts and motives...
This element of devotion does not mean that a people must Create feelings of heroic self-sacrifice or wait for the right mood before offering their gifts
do, Done - It stands for a number of such acts, chiefly "to make, produce, Create, cause," e
Evil - ...
It is clear, then, that God did not Create evil and sin
Joy - It is not something people can Create by their own efforts
Firstborn - If this is true of the first nine, it is reasonable to assume it for the last, and we may suppose that a pestilence raged which Created great havoc, but did not spread to the Israelite quarter. The growth of the tradition into its present form must be explained by the ‘ætiological’ interest of the Hebrew writer the tendency to Create idealized situations in a remote past for the purpose of explaining facts or institutions whose origin was forgotten
Issue of Blood - No labour of Jesus to Create and evoke this essential condition of being healed was necessary or possible
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What the Creator formed “in the beginning” is also to have an end, for He will “create a new heaven and a new earth” ( Petrus, Surnamed Fullo - During the interval Peter dwelt at Constantinople, in retirement in the monastery of the Acoimetae, his residence there being connived at on a pledge that he would not Create further disturbances (Labbe, iv
How the Prophetic Gift Was Received - Sufficient allusion to his prophetical and priestly offices had been made to Create thoughtful consideration, but as yet there was, no clear delineation of him in these characters
Remnant - God would Create a new community
New Heavens And a New Earth - The world God originally Created suffered the catastrophe of sin and all of its consequences but the future new world will be a perfect world in which the effects of sin are no longer present. The use of bara [1] (to Create) in 65:17 probably calls to mind the creation account of Genesis 1
Peace - " The false prophets proclaimed "peace, peace" and in that announcement hoped to Create peace for their constituency
Heart - We are, therefore, able to understand the significance of the Psalmist’s penitential prayer, ‘Create in me a clean heart’ ( Psalms 51:10 ), and the meaning of the prophet’s declaration, ‘a new heart also will I give you’ ( Ezekiel 36:26 ; cf
Word - God Created the world by His word (Genesis 1:1 ; Isaiah 48:13 ; Psalm 33:9 ). Scholars have frequently claimed that John used logos in a philosophical sense to refer to the world's controlling rational principle (Stoicism) or to the Created intermediary between God and His world (Philo). Even today a couple can make or Create a marriage by saying “I do
Ships, Sailors, And Navigation - Thus, the Egyptians turned to the abundant reeds along the Nile to Create simple rafts. Greek and Roman Shipbuilding The Greco-Roman shipwrights, aware of the ancient Egyptian method of edge-joining planks in the construction of the hull, Created their own form of ship carpentry in which they locked the shell of planks together with mortises and then reinforced that hull with interior framing. Man-made harbors with artificial sea walls to Create protected anchorage appear before 700 B. Gradually, quays, warehouses, and defensive towers were added to Create a secure commercial port
Conscience - A witness does not Create evidence but is bound to respond to evidence that exists. If the strong were to force the weak to conform against their values (albeit wrong), they would thereby destroy a process of conviction God Created so society could police itself
Timothy, Letters to - Many years earlier he had warned the elders of the Ephesian church that false teachers would Create confusion among them (Acts 20:29-30), and now that had happened. Besides being unprofitable, the teaching Created arguments and confusion. ...
In view of the disorder Created by the false teachers, Paul gives Timothy instruction concerning the orderly arrangement that should characterize the church’s life
Creation - " It is also applied to making new things out of material already in existence, thus, though man was 'made' of the dust of the ground, Genesis 2:7 , he is also said to have been Created, the same Hebrew word, bara , being used in Genesis 1:1 for the creation of the world, that is used in Genesis 5:1,2 , for the creation of man. It has been shown that the first things named as on the earth were grass and herbs, and these are always found in the lowest beds; and the other things Created are found exactly in the same order upwards from the lowest, until man appears. It is also held that Isaiah 45:18 (translating the passage "He Created it not without form, he formed it to be inhabited") proves that God did not Create the world in the first instance "without form and void. " The word 'created' here is the same as in Genesis 1:1 ; and the words 'in vain' in the A. As to the correspondence in the order of Created things it may be admitted that if the long periods come in between Genesis 1:1 and 2, the after order in the six days' creation is exactly the same — God working, in the same order on the large scale (ages), and on the smaller (six days' work). God, who knew perfectly everything which He had Created, declared it to be as it left His hands very good ; and the more His works are examined the more perfection is discovered in every minute detail both as to plan and purpose, suiting everything for the place which each and every one is intended to fill
Formalism - It takes intellectual form in doctrines and creeds; its emotional necessities Create forms of worship; its social instincts express themselves in ecclesiastical organization and sacramental rites, in all its instruments and symbols of corporate action. Hence arises inevitably the danger of formalism: the ‘form of godliness’ (2 Timothy 3:5) may persist after the power which originally Created it has evaporated, and it may be inherited or adopted by those who have never had experience of the inward reality
Heart - So the sinner prays: “Create in me a clean heart, O God” ( Clean, To Be - Hope is available even to the chief of sinners, because any man can entreat the mercy of God and say: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me” ( Cassiodorus (or Rather, Cassiodorius) Magnus Aurelius - It would seem to have been the ambition of Cassiodorus, whose genius for diplomacy was consummate, to bring about a fusion between the Arian conquerors and the conquered Catholic population of Italy, to establish friendly relations with the Eastern empire, and possibly to Create at Rome a peaceful centre to which the several barbaric kingdoms which had established themselves in Gaul, Spain, and Africa might be attracted
Providence - Simplicius argues thus for a providence: If God does not look to the affairs of the world, it is either because he cannot or will not; but the first is absurd, since, to govern cannot be difficult where to Create was easy; and the latter is both absurd and blasphemous. But in the immense machine of the universe there is nothing except that which God has made; all the powers and properties, relations and dependencies, which Created things have, they have, both in kind and degree, from him. Every apprehension that this is too great a condescension in him is founded on the poorest ideas; for, surely, whatever it was not too great condescension in him to Create, it cannot be too great a condescension in him to take care of
Paul - The Greek influence in his education gave him the ability to think clearly and systematically, and the Hebrew influence helped to Create in him a character of moral uprightness (Philippians 3:6)
Wisdom of Christ - John, according to which the Father does not Create and sustain the world directly, but mediately through the Logos, who is the Creator (John 1:3; John 1:10, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2), the Life (Revelation 5:6-140), and the Light (John 1:9) of the world, the cause of its rational order, and the principle of its coherence and subsistence (Colossians 1:17). Apollinaris denied to Christ a real human soul; but Aquinas virtually does the same when he asserts that the soul of Christ was Created mature, in the full enjoyment of free-will and of the Beatific Vision, and possessed of wisdom and knowledge practically coextensive with the Divine
Bible, History of Interpretation - It is to Create in me new spiritual experiences, or encounters with God; or, at least, it is to show me the possibilities that are open to me when I place my faith in Christ
Fruit (2) - But it is His obligation to Create the fruit
Canon - They did not Create the canon, but merely acknowledged that Christians and churches everywhere recognized the books as being God’s inspired and authoritative Word
Food - At times, however, they should willingly forgo their freedom, so that they do not Create unnecessary difficulties for those who still observe food laws like those given to Israel. This Created difficulties for Christians when food at such meals had previously been offered to idols (1 Corinthians 8:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:14-21; see IDOL, IDOLATRY)
Magi - Instead of admitting the existence of two first causes, with the magians, he asserted the existence of one supreme God, who Created both these, and out of these two produced, according to his sovereign pleasure, every thing else. "I form the light, and Create darkness, I make peace," or good, "and Create evil, I the Lord do all these things. After these singular events, Cyrus takes Babylon, and he finds there the sage and the statesman, Daniel, the worshipper of the true God, "who Creates both good and evil," "who makes the light, and forms the darkness
Make - Exodus 32 ...
God not only made, but Created not only made the work, but the materials. To Create to cause to exist to form from nothing
Heart - David prays that God would Create for him a pure heart to replace his defiled conscience (Psalm 51:10 )
Blood - Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to Create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal
Cross - The nails, being driven through the parts of the hands and feet which abound in nerves and tendons, Create the most exquisite anguish
Blood - Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to Create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal
Abortion - Elsewhere, Christ is the quintessential divine image-bearer according to whose pattern redeemed humanity is being recreated ( Colossians 1:15 ; 3:10 ; Hebrews 2:6-10 ; cf. Even before God Acts to Create, God knows and cares for his creatures. Attempts to thwart this divine process would clearly be attempts to usurp God's role by destroying the human life God has begun to Create and hence morally wrong
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It is the means by which God Created all things . God has Created all things by his spoken word. ...
According to Genesis 1 God Created all things by his spoken word. The formula, "And God said, Let there be, ' and it was so" provides the pattern for how God Created on each day of creation. God's word is supremely powerful, able to Create ex nihilo ("out of nothing"). Jesus' words were all-powerful and able to Create out of nothing. ...
Thus in connection to the Old Testament picture of the word of God, the New Testament understands Jesus as the ultimate means through which God Created, revealed, and personified himself to creation. ...
In summary, on the basis of the word of God, all natural and human reality was Created, sustained, redeemed, and will be consummated
Miracles - ...
Miracles and nature...
If we believe in a personal God who Created and controls the world (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17), we should have no trouble in believing the biblical record of the miracles he performed. He performed miracles in response to faith, not to try to Create faith (Matthew 9:27-29; Mark 2:3-5; Mark 5:34; Mark 5:36; Mark 6:5-6)
Incest - However, Hebrew marriage practice was also basically endogamous on the level of clan and tribe, so that one married within one's clan to Create lineage solidarity and to preserve the clan's landed inheritance
Ecclesiastes, the Book of - He will Create for His people a NEW covenant, name, heart, heavens, and earth, in which the "crooked shall be made straight" (Ecclesiastes 1:15; compare Isaiah 40:4; Isaiah 43:18-19; Isaiah 62:2; Isaiah 65:17; Jeremiah 31:31; Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 18:31)
Vengeance (2) - The aim of Christ was to Create in His disciples a new attitude towards those who had wronged them
Vespasian - Vespasian’s hesitation was removed by the attitude of his troops, who were jealous that the German legions had been able to Create an Emperor. Anicetus, a freed-man of the last Pontic king Polemo, attempted to Create a rising in favour of Vitellius, but he was crushed and put to death
Holy Spirit - ...
The Old Testament thus concludes self-consciously open-ended, anticipating a new era in which the Spirit will work among a greater number of individuals and different kinds of people to Create a more faithful community of men and women serving God. He will make possible the new birth, over which Nicodemus so marvels (1 Chronicles 12:18 ), and will Create new spiritual lives (6:63). The Spirit Creates the states in which John receives his visions (Revelation 1:10 ; 4:2 ; 17:3 ; 21:10 ), is the source for the messages to the seven churches (chaps
Will - " The most pious of those who lived under the Mosaic dispensation often acknowledged the necessity of extraordinary assistance from God: David prays to God to open his eyes, to guide and direct him; to Create in him a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within him, Psalms 51:10 ; Psalms 119:18 ; Psalms 119:33 ; Psalms 119:35 . The existence of the above faculties in the human mind once acknowledged, leads, by necessary inference, to the admission, that there exists in the great First Cause a power to Create them. We can indeed conclude, that having Created all these in us, his nature must be so perfect that we cannot attribute to him any line of conduct inconsistent with whatever is excellent in the exercise of these faculties in ourselves. For it shows us that as, on the one side, we cannot pretend to such an insight into the nature and character of the divine knowledge as to deduce therefrom a system of eternal and irrespective decrees; so neither, on the other, can this system of moral government be ascribed to the Deity, because it would be manifestly unworthy, not merely of him who has Created all moral excellence, but of any of those beings on whom he has conferred the most ordinary degrees of mercy and justice
Create, Creation - Who Created and sustains the universe? Why was it Created? What is the nature of the Creator-creature relationship? These are the sorts of questions that the Bible addresses when it treats the topic of creation. Fertility is not something to be deified, as it is in Canaanite religion, for example, but a capacity Created by God (vv. , "In the beginning when God Created" or "When God began to Create"), with verse 2 then apparently functioning as a parenthetic comment inserted between verses 1,3, which would then be understood as the main clause (i. , "In the beginning God Created the heavens and the earth. Additional congruence is evident in that the vegetation Created on day 3 is given for food to terrestrial and winged creatures on day 6. In Genesis 1 , the primacy of humans is emphasized through their appearance as the last of God's creatures in the narrative sequence, the reference to their being Created in God's image, the threefold use of the verb bara [15], in the description of their creation (v. ...
The significance of references to humans Created in God's image has long been debated by biblical scholars. Since it is linked in Genesis 1:26 to the mandate for humans to have dominion over the Created order, some have equated it with the role of vice-regent. The need is remedied when God Creates womaneventually named "Eve, " the mother of all living (3:20) because through her the rest of humanity comes into existence. The reference to woman being Created from man's rib highlights the kind of affinity between man and woman that is not possible between humans and other creatures. Both are represented already in Genesis 1:27 in the declaration that humankind is Created male and female and in God's image. In 43:1, Yahweh asserts that he has both Created and redeemed Israel ( Create a clean heart within him (51:10 [16])
Jesus Christ - He was Lord over nature, indicating that by His power God was already beginning to Create a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1 )
Atonement - No motive has ever been found so powerful as the sinner's realization of the atonement, to Create love in the human heart, constraining the accepted believer henceforth to shun all sin and press after all holiness in order to please God, who first loved him (1618163882_3; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 John 4:19)
Conscience - We can evoke while we cannot Create the elementary moral qualities
Work - ”...
‛Âśâh (עָשָׂה, Strong's #6213), “to make, do, Create. This word is used of God’s acts effecting the entire Created world and individual men ( Deuteronomy - They did not Create a new legislation, they recast and put a new spirit into an older code
Grace - Again, these phrases often seemed to be linked with the power of God to Create spiritual life and to sustain Christians. Only an argument that Paul was too dependent upon works in his life would Create the argument that he was not setting aside the grace of God in his understanding of the sanctified Christian life. ...
This does not mean that Paul keeps grace separate from works in sanctification, for he goes right on to speak of us being God's workmanship Created in Christ Jesus to do good works (v
Ascension (2) - His teaching is at times parabolic, His acts often typical, His method as much an effort to Create a new power of insight as to offer a new sum of truths. The fragmentariness of the narrative has Created difficulty. But to do this is to Create a lacuna in the facts which will prove intolerable. For Christ, His Ascension was the assumption of His own proper life, the orderly passing into its full exercise and enjoyment; for the Christian, it is the orderly completion of his life recreated in Christ
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The aim of our Lord’s teaching was not enlightenment, the bringing of clear ideas to the mind: it was to Create faith and sustain it
Gospel - There being no righteousness to reward, Yahweh Acts to Create righteousness in Israel (45:8; 61:3,10-11). As Isaiah makes clear, the full realization of salvation awaits the dawn of a new age—an age Created by the saving God
Providence of God - Providence, then, is the sovereign, divine superintendence of all things, guiding them toward their divinely predetermined end in a way that is consistent with their Created nature, all to the glory and praise of God. Second, the one and only God Created the world; hence, it is his and subject to him (Deuteronomy 10:14 ; Job 9:5-10 ; Psalm 89:11 ; 95:3-5 ; 1 Corinthians 10:26 ). Simply put, providence encompasses every aspect of the Created order. It has already been pointed out that God is the originator of the entire Created order. Nothing exists (other than himself) that he did not Create. In the supernatural Created order, often simply called "heaven, " it is taken for granted that God's will is done (Matthew 6:10 )
Family (Jesus) - The reticence of the Gospels about the childhood of Christ is in itself an indication that there was nothing which so differed from the ordinary family life of a Jewish household as to Create a special tradition about His early years
New Jerusalem - in Isaiah 65:17 : ‘For, behold, I Create new heavens and a new earth: and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind,’ and in Hebrews 12:26-282 : ‘For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. : ‘When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord Created it, shall end, then every man goes to the great judgement, and then all time shall perish, … they (i. Jerusalem will be transformed as the metropolis of the new earth, but not yet Created a new as the New Jerusalem: ‘For, behold, I Create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. No need in such a place for any Created light, since the Divine presence is there illuminating all; its sun is the glory of the Father, and its lamp the glorified Son
Victorinus Afer - If you admit, as you must, that God can Create without change, you must admit equally that He can generate. Thus the passion in which He suffers for man's redemption is universal, because He suffers as representative of the race He is to re-create ( in Phil
Synagogue - Their recitation by the congregation was preceded and followed by one or two short benedictions, such as that beginning, ‘Blessed be thou, Adonai, our God, King of the universe, who didst form the light and Create darkness
Discipline - Doctrinal deviations that Create division in the community are a problem for Paul (1618163882_30; 11:18-19; cf
Time, Meaning of - He was there at the beginning of all Created things; He will be there when temporal reality ends; and He is present at every moment in between. The prophet assured them that the God who Created in the beginning can Create redemption for them. Created of dust (Genesis 2:7 ), human beings must sometime die. It seems a departure from biblical religion when the liturgy designs to recreate the real, bodily presence of Christ
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Historical - Science does not Create, it elicits the hidden law; and anything that gives us greater knowledge of events increases our knowledge of the relations in which they stand to each other
Almighty - " We are thus at once placed in the presence of an agent of unbounded power; for we must all feel that a being which could Create such a world as this, must, beyond all comparison, possess a power greater than any which we experience in ourselves, than any which we observe in other visible agents, and to which we are not authorized by our observation or knowledge to assign any limits of space or duration. These are the manifestations of the fact, but not the measure of the attribute; and should we resort to the discoveries of modern philosophy, which, by the help of instruments, has so greatly enlarged the known boundaries of the visible universe, and add to the stars which are visible to the naked eye, those new exhibitions of the divine power in the nebulous appearances of the heavens which are resolvable into myriads of distinct celestial luminaries, whose immense distances commingle their light before it reaches our eyes; we thus almost infinitely expand the circle of Created existence, and enter upon a formerly unknown and overwhelming range of divine operation
Simon Maccabaeus - By another mental process, in which this first idea was a partner, he produced the angels, and they Created the world. This then was the doctrine of Simon: the supreme God, by a mental process, produced different orders of angels, and they Created the world. If I have argued rightly, I have freed the doctrine of Simon Magus from some of its impieties; but there is still much which is absurd, and much which is impious; for he believed that the world was Created, not by the supreme God, but by inferior beings: he taught also, that Christ was one of those successive generations of aeons which were derived from God; not the aeon which Created the world; but he was sent from God to rescue mankind from the tyranny of the demiurgus, or creative aeon. His other doctrines were, that the writers of the Old Testament were not inspired by the supreme God, the Fountain of good, but by those inferior beings who Created the world, and who were the authors of evil. Hence we find him embracing the opinion, that the world was Created by angels, who were themselves produced from God. Plato imagined that the ideas which were in the mind of the Deity Created intellectual beings: Simon taught that the supreme God by an operation of his own mind produced the angels. The first intelligences of Plato were employed by God to Create the world: Simon also taught that the angels, or aeons, Created the world; but in one respect the Gnostics had totally changed the philosophy of Plato; for they taught that the angel, or angels, who Created the world, acted contrary to the wishes of the Supreme God
Praise - ’ The elders also lay down their crowns of victory before the Throne with their tribute of praise (Revelation 4:11): ‘Worthy art thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honour and the power: for thou didst Create all things, and because of thy will they were, and were Created
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - So he turned to Create the world in its several parts. On the other hand, in the heap and seed-mass, constituting our own (the terrestrial) stage, "those things that come to pass come to pass according to nature, as having been previously uttered by Him Who hath planned the fitting time and form and manner of utterance of the things that were to be uttered (ὡς φθάσαντα λεχθῆναι ὑπὸ τοῦ τὰ μέλλοντα λέγεσθαι ὅτε δεῖ καὶ οἷα δεῖ καὶ ὡς δεῖ λελογισμένου ): and these things have no one to rule over them, or exercise care for them, or Create them: for sufficient for them is that plan (λογισμός ) which the not-being One planned when He was making" [4] (24)
Apostles - How can this familiarity with the Apostles be accounted for if the writer was not himself one of them? What is the alternative hypothesis? That the writer of the Fourth Gospel, with the first three before him, was able to form as true and complete an apprehension of the intelligence, moral condition, modes of thought, and language of the Twelve as to be able to Create situations where he represents them as speaking and acting with perfect verisimilitude, while all the time he was simply drawing on his imagination. His disciples would argue thus: Who but the Messiah could venture to Create a body or group of twelve disciples only? Nobody had done so before, no prophet, not even the Baptist
Authority of Christ - The teaching of Jesus does not simply find, it evokes or Creates the personality by which it is acknowledged. There is a real analogy between this truth and the familiar phenomenon that a new poet or artist has to Create the taste which is necessary for the appreciation of his work. He must have said something—when we consider the intensity of the Apostolic hope, surely we may say He must have said much—to Create and sustain an expectation so keen
Holy Ghost - " And with this agrees the Athanasian Creed, "The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor Created, nor begotten, but proceeding. Arius regarded the Spirit not only as a creature, but as Created by Christ, κτισμα κτισματος , the creature of a creature. Again: If the personality of the Son and the Spirit be allowed, and yet it is contended that they were but instruments in creation, through whom the creative power of another operated, but which creative power was not possessed by them; on this hypothesis, too, neither the Spirit nor the Son can be said to Create, any more than Moses Created the serpent into which his rod was turned, and the Scriptures are again contradicted. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to dust: thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are Created; and thou renewest the face of the earth," Psalms 104:27-30 . Paul speaks of God "sending forth the Spirit of his Son," and when our Lord promises to "send" the Comforter; and as the upholding and preserving of Created things is ascribed to the Father and the Son, so here they are ascribed, also, to the Spirit, "sent forth from" God to "create and renew the face of the earth. " The style of this book sufficiently accounts for the Holy Spirit being called "the seven spirits;" but no Created spirit or company of Created spirits is ever spoken of under that appellation: and the place assigned to the seven spirits, between the mention of the Father and the Son, indicates, with certainty, that one of the sacred Three, so eminent, and so exclusively eminent in both dispensations, is intended
Individuality - He sits at meat in the publican’s house, to Create self-respect in the social outcast (Mark 2:15)
Lazarus - If, therefore, all things were made through Him, what wonder if one rose from the dead through Him, when so many are daily born through Him? It is a greater thing to Create men than to raise them
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me
New Testament - It is impossible to estimate the number of these exactly, but they cannot be less than 120,000 in all, though of these a very large proportion consists of differences of spelling and isolated aberrations of scribes and of the remainder comparatively few alterations are sufficiently well supported to Create reasonable doubt as to the final judgment
Individuality - He sits at meat in the publican’s house, to Create self-respect in the social outcast (Mark 2:15)
Plan - It was necessary, first of all, to Create a new ideal in the mind of the people by the revelation of His own character and life
Judges, the Book of - This is analogous to God's mode of dealing as to natural gifts; we are not judges of what God does, but learners from what He has done when He was pleased to Create free agents
Bible, Theology of - It may also seek to use the creative powers of human reason to Create a system of belief. ...
The Bible begins with the religious teaching that God Created humans and the world in which they live. This means that God has Created a spiritual being, made primarily to live in fellowship with God and act responsibly in maintaining God's creation
Ten Commandments - By making the god or goddess in the shape of something in nature, preferably a human shape, we both express our conviction about reality and Create a mechanism for influencing that god or goddess. He Created the world and everything in it as something other than himself
Minister, Ministration - —These sayings of Jesus virtually Create a new standard of social ethics
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It is quite clear, and may be said to be generally admitted, that the legislation of Numbers 6 does not Create Naziritism, but regulates it
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It is quite clear, and may be said to be generally admitted, that the legislation of Numbers 6 does not Create Naziritism, but regulates it
Colossians, Theology of - Everything in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, no matter what level of spiritual authority, was Created by and is subject to him. His preeminence extends into all areas, for not only did he Create the cosmos and sustain it; he also is the means and example of its redemption. It reflects a change of identity and allegiance, so that one's life is defined not by the standards, methods, and Created forces of the world, but by the desires of the God who rescued them in Christ
Mission - What is the moral condition of men? What is man in God’s idea? What can make man’s sin to be seen and hated? What can make God’s thought and purpose concerning man attractive to sinners? Inasmuch as penitence, faith, hope, love are essential elements of a true life, to Create them was included in Christ’s gracious task
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - The melting snows and rains at their sources Create sudden, disastrous torrents that, along the Tigris especially, must be controlled by dams during such periods before they can supply a beneficial irrigation system
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And yet God is not so distinct, so wholly other, that he has absented himself from his world, possessing no interest in it or in the lives of those whom he has Created in his own image. He is aware, too, that God is continuously breaking into human history, constantly at work in the lives of his people to Create within them both the desire for and the power to achieve the good (2:13). The need for salvation is made very clear in the pages of the Bible, for here it is spelled out that people, made in the likeness of God, formed to worship and enjoy God, made to live in harmony with God and with one another, Created to corule with God, and like God to be crowned with glory and honor, find themselves sadly alienated from God and from each other, enemies of God, hostile toward one another, dethroned, adrift in the world they were intended to rule, afraid, desperate, traveling away from the light toward the darkness, headed for destruction. Righteousness (salvation) was God's action in Christ to recreate people in his image and likeness, an image that had been savagely marred by sin (Colossians 3:10 )
Jeremiah, Theology of - God will Create a new thing on the earth: his people will be enamored of God (31:22, a likely interpretation of a difficult text)
Justification - ‘That which truly justifies the heart is grace, which is daily Created and poured into our hearts’ (J. The truth is that every approach of God to man has a true tendency to Create the faith without which the approach can never become a real entrance. Faith is man’s welcome of Him, Created in man’s heart, as the face of a friend coming towards us reclaims us for his friendship
Influence - He had told them previously that in the difficult situations which persecutions would Create, they were not to be anxious as to how best to answer the accusations of their adversaries: He Himself would give them ‘a mouth and wisdom,’ and then further explained by saying, ‘for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit’ (Luke 21:14 f
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - According to the one, it is said that the demons were Created|| [24] by God before the world was made; Satan,¶ Paul as a Student - To annotate the Iliad, or the Symposium, or the Commedia; to build up and administer an empire; to command in a battle for freedom by sea or by land; to Create and bequeath a great and enriching business; to conduct an influential newspaper; to be the rector of a great school, and so on,-these are all great services done to our generation when we have the talent, and the character, and the opportunity, to do them
Zechariah, the Book of - God's people safe because her King cometh lowly, yet showing Himself a Saviour and about to Create universal peace (Zechariah 9:9-10)
Jonathan - Thou never criedst, Create in me a clean heart, O Lord! Isaiah said, but thou never needest to say, I am a man of unclean lips
Omnipresence - And when we have thus raised our thoughts to the idea of a being, who is not only present throughout a large empire, but throughout our world; and not only in every part of our world, but in every part of all the numberless suns and worlds which roll in the starry heavens,—who is not only able to enliven and actuate the plants, animals, and men who live upon this globe, but countless varieties of creatures every where in an immense universe,—yea, whose presence is not confined to the universe, immeasurable as that is by any finite mind, but who is present every where in infinite space; and who is therefore able to Create still new worlds, and fill them with proper inhabitants, attend, supply, and govern them all,—when we have thus gradually raised and enlarged our conceptions, we have the best idea we can form of the universal presence of the great Jehovah, who filleth heaven and earth
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Yet in the apostolic doctrine of the eternal Word, or the pre-existent Christ, and the way in which this is thought of in relation to God on the one hand, and to the material Created world on the other, there are elements of affinity both with the dualistic and with the pantheistic view. ...
Again, the eternal Word or pre-existent Christ is at once the active agent in creation, the underlying ground and teleological goal of the Created universe, and the principle of coherence which gives meaning and system to the whole (John 1:3, ‘All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men’; Colossians 1:16-17, ‘All things have been Created through him, and unto him; and he is before all things, and in him all things consist’
Thus the Created world is not something entirely external to or apart from God, but is in intimate union with God, through the Logos, in whom it has its source, and ground, and principle of subsistence or coherence. Yet the further thought seems to be expressed in the Pauline writings that, through the influx of sin, the Created world as a whole has in some way become alienated from God, and ‘made subject to vanity’ (Romans 8:20), and that the issue of Christ’s redemptive mission to the world is to be the reconciliation, not of humanity only, but of the whole Created world, to God, in a moral and spiritual union which is at present lacking. ...
As the highest of the creatures, the crown of creation, man stands in a relation of special nearness to the Divine Logos, who, while immanent in all Created existence, is immanent with special fullness in man. ]'>[3]; ‘Thou Master Almighty didst Create all things for thy name’s sake
Hermas says of God, ‘who Created and finished all things and made all things out of nothing,’ ‘He alone is able to contain the whole, but himself cannot be contained’ (Mand
Gospel - The ‘parenthesis’ of the Law had for its purpose to Create the full knowledge of sin (διὰ νόμον ἐπίγνωσις ἁμαρτίας), to produce in the conscience the conviction of it
Parable - If Christ did not Create the parabolic type of teaching, He at least developed it with high originality, and gave it a deeper spiritual import. Thus in the parable of the Sower ( Matthew 13:1-8 ) the kinds of soil in the narrative are related to certain distinctions of character in the interpretation ( Matthew 13:19-28 ), The teaching value thus Created came from an appeal to the uniformity of nature. While the Rabbinical teaching boasted that the world had been Created only for the Torah, He taught that the Law had been Created for the world. In the long warfare of the world’s kingdoms men had grown familiar with the cry, ‘Woe to the vanquished!’ but, in that Kingdom of which He spoke, a new social instinct, Created and nourished by its citizenship, was to inflict an intolerable pain on those who could relieve misery and uplift the down-trodden and cheer the despairing, and did it not
Sin - 24:1-4, Yahweh describes His actions by saying, “… I make peace, and Create evil [23] …”; moral “evil” is not intended in this context, but rather the antithesis of shalom (“peace; welfare; well-being”). The whole verse affirms that as absolute Sovereign, the Lord Creates a universe governed by a moral order
Anger (2) - ‘To make one of them stumble’ (σκανδαλίζειν) is to perplex him, to put him out about Christ, to Create misunderstanding and estrangement, such as we hear of for a time in the case of the Baptist (Matthew 11:2 ff
Egypt - Sanchoniathon relates, that, "from the breath of gods and the void were mortals Created. During all these ages, every attempt to emancipate the country, or to Create a prince of the land of Egypt, has proved abortive, and has often been fatal to the aspirant
Adam - the name given to man in general, both male and female, in the Hebrew Scriptures, Genesis 1:26-27 ; Genesis 5:1-2 ; Genesis 11:5 ; Joshua 14:15 ; 2 Samuel 7:19 ; Ecclesiastes 3:21 ; Jeremiah 32:20 ; Hosea 6:7 ; Zechariah 13:7 : in all which places mankind is understood; but particularly it is the name of the first man and father of the human race, Created by God himself out of the dust of the earth. He Created him after his own image and resemblance; and having blessed him, he placed him in a delicious garden, in Eden, that he might cultivate it, and feed upon its fruits, Genesis 2:8 ; but under the following injunction: "Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die. If, then, it was not wholly for himself that the world was Created by God; and if angels were not so immediately connected with this system, as to lead us to suppose that it was made for them; a rational inhabitant was obviously still wanting to complete the work, and to constitute a perfect whole. Not that it could be a matter of more difficulty to Omnipotence to Create man than any thine beside; but principally, it is probable, because he was to be the lord of the whole and therefore himself accountable to the original proprietor; and was to be the subject of another species of government, a moral administration; and to be constituted an image of the intellectual and moral perfections, and of the immortality of the common Maker. "For God Created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity:" and though other creatures were made capable of immortality, and at least the material human frame, whatever we may think of the case of animals, would have escaped death, had not sin entered the world; yet, without admitting the absurdity of the "natural immortality" of the human soul, that essence must have been constituted immortal in a high and peculiar sense which has ever retained its prerogative of continued duration amidst the universal death not only of animals, but of the bodies of all human beings. " There is also an express allusion to the moral image of God, in which man was at first Created, in Colossians 3:10 : "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge, after the image of Him that Created him;" and in Ephesians 4:24 : "Put on the new man, which after God is Created in righteousness and true holiness. The truth seems to be that, as to capacity, his intellect must have been vigorous beyond that of any of his fallen descendants; which itself gives us very high views of the strength of his understanding, although we should allow him to have been Created "lower than the angels. The "knowledge" in which the Apostle Paul, in the passage quoted above from Colossians 3:10 , places "the image of God" after which man was Created, does not merely imply the faculty of understanding, which is a part of the natural image of God; but that which might be lost, because it is that in which we may be "renewed. That his understanding was, as to its capacity, deep and large beyond any of his posterity, must follow from the perfection in which he was Created; and his acquisitions of knowledge would, therefore, be rapid and easy
Offence (2) - When a Christian loves his brother, there is no σκάνδαλον in him; he does not cause others to stumble, and he does not Create difficulties in his own path. ‘The triumph of love is that it Creates no prejudice against the Truth’ (‘Wescott, ad loc
Gospels - Paul, says Harnack, did not Create it (op
Man - The resurrection of the (spiritually transformed) body will Create anew the unity of personality, which physical death destroys
Mediator - , not the first being Created, but, as the context shows, ‘born before all creation’ (Colossians 1:15-16). All things were Created in Him, since their existence was conditioned by His thought; by Him, since it was through His power that they came into being; unto Him, since all creation finds in Him the summit of its evolution. ’...
To suppose that his language about dying as our ‘ransom’ or ‘price’ (1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23, 1 Timothy 2:6, Titus 2:14) is inconsistent with our need of identification with Christ, or that the moral identification excludes the need of a sacramental identification, is to Create an imaginary false antithesis
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Work - God is depicted as effortlessly expending energy to Create a world of exquisite beauty from nothing. As God has shown his transcendence to the Created order through his work, human beings replicate the divine likeness by having dominion over the creation (Genesis 1:26-28 ). A poetic climax also concludes this account, when woman is Created (Genesis 2:23 ). The human race co-creates and co-rules with God as it replenishes the earth and exercises dominion over the universe. The disciples of Jesus are to learn from the Created order: birds do not have storehouses and grass does not toil, yet God lavishly provides for such creatures not made in his image! Consequently how much more should disciples work without anxiety, knowing that their loving Father will provide also for them
Methodists - It is a new creation; and none can Create a soul anew but He who at first Created the heavens and the earth
Sacrifice (2) - The saving significance of the death of Christ, then, as it is set forth in the Lord’s Supper, is this—to Create in the believer a new power of spiritual life which should make sin hateful and so destroy its bondage, and to assure him of pardon by the guarantee of God’s perfect love as revealed in the life and death of His Son. It is not a satisfaction of God that removes for ever the guilt of men by bearing their penalty: it is a moral deliverance: it is the impression which it Creates upon the hearts of believers that is the delivering power—a power increased and fulfilled by the influence of the quickening Spirit (1 Peter 1:22)
Law - The task of the judges was not so much to Create as to interpret
Ethics (2) - From the drama of His life we are unable to compile a system of morals, but we may see how a great Personality Creates a moral standard by what He does and suffers, and how He elucidates it in His words. So with Jesus; His ideas as such are neither so novel nor so revolutionary as to Create a new world; they derive their procreative virtue solely from the fact that He made them His own, lived them, and died for them
John, Theology of - Those who contrast the spiritual with the practical Create a false antithesis. Paul lays stress upon the close and intimate personal bond thus Created, rather than upon the status and privileges of sonship
Authority in Religion - —As legislative authority has particularly to do with duty, so judicial authority has particularly to do with truth: the former prescribes what one is to do or to be; the latter, what he is to believe: the former Creates and defines relation and obligations; the latter declares and interprets them: the former is mainly concerned with the conscience; the latter, with the understanding. For, in this case, the same character that guarantees to the conscience the righteousness of the relation or obligation Created by the will of the lawgiver, guarantees also to the understanding the truth of the finding of the judge. And this, be it observed, is precisely the function of judicial authority, namely, not to Create a right, not to make an idea correspond with reality, but to certify to the understanding the existence or non-existence of a right, the truth or the falsity of an idea or a statement. Further still, it is for each court, at least in the first instance, to interpret and declare the law by which it was Created, and its duties and prerogatives under the law
Law - The first line of the Mosaic writings inculcates this great truth: "In the beginning God Created the heaven and the earth. It is also remarkable, that this commandment, requiring that the rest of the Sabbath should include the man-servant, and the maid-servant, and the stranger that was within their gates, nay, even their cattle, proved that the Creator of the universe extended his attention to all his creatures; that the humblest of mankind were the objects of his paternal love; that no accidental differences, which so often Create alienation among different nations, would alienate any from the divine regard; and that even the brute creation shared the benevolence of their Creator, and ought to be treated by men with gentleness and humanity
Augustine - That God from all eternity decreed to Create mankind holy and good
Persecution - It may be said that no other motive would have been potent enough to Create that ‘sheer obstinacy’ of which Marcus Aurelius had occasion to complain in the case of the Christians of his time
Rome - Apart from its historical value, the monument has been described as ‘the most important example of an attempt to Create a purely Roman art filled with the Roman spirit
Law (2) - A further difficulty is Created by the relation in which the actual conduct of Jesus stood to the principles which He laid down. A premature declaration would have Created an extremely difficult situation. Usually it has been thought that in both sayings Jesus is defending the attitude of His disciples: you cannot expect the new spirit of the gospel to be cast in the old moulds or Judaism; the new spirit must Create new forms for itself. But it is plain that this carried with it revolutionary conclusions, not only as to the tradition, but as to the Law; for much of the Law was occupied precisely with the uncleanness Created by external things, and it is not improbable that St
Christ in Reformation Theology - Sic erat filius hominis in cœlo, quomodo filius Dei erat in terra; filius Dei in terra in suscepta carne, filius hominis in cœlo in unitate personae’ All believers feel this unity so very strongly that they instinctively Create this unity of the Person for themselves
Church (2) - As much as this, indeed, might be said of most religious and philosophical leaders, but Christ did more than Create an unorganized mass of disciples
Criticism - The dilemma, therefore, which Ullmann proposed was really this—Did Christ Create the Church, or did the Church invent Christ? If the former, Jesus must have been no mere Jewish Rabbi, but a personality of extraordinary power; if the latter, we have an invention which would make the history of Christianity quite incomprehensible. It was, of course, open to Strauss to reply that whilst the powerful personality of Jesus had Created the Church, yet subsequently mythical hopes and conceptions might have been at work, transforming and magnifying the idea of the Christ
Art - His reasons are three—The artist Creates without knowing or caring what is good or bad, and thus separates himself from morality; he is an imitator of appearances, and therefore a long way off the truth; and art, whether poetry or painting or the drama, excites passions which ought to be curbed. Nor did she try to Create an art of her own; she used the art as she used the languages of the empire
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - Victor's responding to any attempt on Blastus's part to Create a schism in the Roman church by introducing the Asiatic custom, with deposition from the presbyteral office
Babylon - This novel and astonishing structure, the work of a monarch who knew not how to Create food for his own pampered fancy, or labour for his debased subjects or unhappy captives, was undertaken to please his wife Amyitis; that she might see an imitation of the hills and woods of her native country, Media
Bible - Under the same head have also been included some other interpolations in the Bible, which Create difficulties that can only be solved by allowing them; as in Genesis 12:6 ; Genesis 22:14 ; Genesis 36:3 ; Exodus 16:35 ; Deuteronomy 2:12 ; Deuteronomy 3:11 ; Deuteronomy 3:14 ; Proverbs 25:1
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - had said of Himself, "I Create evil"; but since from a good tree evil fruit cannot spring, it follows that He who Created evil cannot Himself be good
Perfection (of Jesus) - His aim was to Create in men’s hearts faith in God as their Father, and He was content to let that faith come to its own appreciation of Him and His claims
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - —The earliest of the great Latin Fathers, their chief in fire and daring, and the first to Create a technical Christian Latinity, is known almost entirely through his writings
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - ” She said: “How, O Lord! shall I have a son, when man hath not touched me?” He said: “Thus will God Create what He will