What does Dial mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בַּֽמַּעֲל֖וֹת what comes up 1

Definitions Related to Dial

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   1 what comes up, thoughts.
   2 step, stair.
      2a step, stair.
      2b steps (of sundial).
      2c stories (of heaven).
      2d ascent.
      2e song of ascent. 2e1 to the three great pilgrim feasts (Psalm titles).
         

Frequency of Dial (original languages)

Frequency of Dial (English)

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dial
For the measurement of time, only once mentioned in the Bible, erected by Ahaz (2 Kings 20:11 ; Isaiah 38:8 ). The Hebrew word (ma'aloth) is rendered "steps" in Ex Exodus 10:19 , and "degrees" in 2 Kings 20:9,10,11 . The Ma'aloth was probably stairs on which the shadow of a column or obelisk placed on the top fell. The shadow would cover a greater or smaller number of steps, according as the sun was low or high. Probably the sun-dial was a Babylonian invention. Daniel at Babylon ( Daniel 3:6 ) is the first to make mention of the "hour."
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dial
See Sundial .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dial
ma'alot , "degrees" or "steps" (Isaiah 38:8). The sun dial arid the division of the day into 12 hours were Babylonian inventions. As Ahaz copied the altar at Damascus (2 Kings 16:7; 2 Kings 16:10) so he probably copied the sun dial 700 B.C. But the division into 12 hours is not implied in the Old Testament day. (See DAY.) The "degrees" were "steps" ascending to his palace (Josephus). The shadow of a column or obelisk fell on a greater or less number of steps according as the sun was high or low.
The dial was of such a size and so placed that Hezekiah, when convalescent, could witness the miracle from his chamber; probably "in the middle court," the point where Isaiah turned back to announce to Hezekiah God's answer to his prayer (2 Kings 20:4; 2 Kings 20:9; Isaiah 38:21-22). Ahaz' intimacy with Tiglath Pileser would naturally lead the "princes of Babylon to inquire of the wonder done in the land," which shows that the miracle of the recession of the shadow on the dial was local, perhaps produced by divinely ordered refraction, a cloud denser than the air being interposed between the gnomon and the "degrees" or "dial."
King James Dictionary - Dial
DIAL, n. An instrument for measuring time, by the aid of the sun being a plate or plain surface, on which lines are drawn in such a manner, that the shadow of a wire, or of the upper edge of another plane, erected perpendicularly on the former, may show the true time of the day. The edge of the plane, which shows the time, is called the stile of the dial, and this must be parallel to the axis of the earth. The line on which this plane is erected, is called the substile and the angle included between the substile and stile, is called the elevation or highth of the stile. A dial may be horizontal, vertical, or inclining.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sun-Dial
See DIAL.
Webster's Dictionary - Dial
(1):
(n.) A miner's compass.
(2):
(n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
(3):
(n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
(4):
(v. t.) To measure with a dial.
(5):
(v. t.) To survey with a dial.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dial
Dial. It was on the "dial of Ahaz" that the miraculous sign given to Hezekiah for bis recovery from sickness showed itself. 2 Kings 20:8-11; Isaiah 38:7-8. It is uncertain what the "dial" of Ahaz was. The word so translated is elsewhere rendered "degrees," "steps," e.g., Exodus 20:26. Some have imagined it a hemispherical cavity in a horizontal square stone, provided with a gnomon or index In the middle, the shadow of which fell on different lines cut in the hollow surface; some think that it was a vertical index surrounded by twelve concentric circles; while some, with perhaps greater probability, believe it an obelisk-like pillar, set up in an open elevated place, with encircling steps, on which the shadow fell. Ahaz appears to have had a taste for curious things, 2 Kings 16:10, and might have borrowed this dial from Assyria. The inquiry from Babylon in regard to it would seem to imply that the miracle was heard of, but not witnessed there. 2 Chronicles 32:31.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Dial
is not mentioned in Scripture before the reign of Ahaz. Interpreters differ concerning the form of the dial of Ahaz, 2 Kings 20. The generality of expositors think that it was a staircase so disposed, that the sun showed the hours upon it by the shadow. Others suppose that it was a pillar erected in the middle of a very level and smooth pavement, on which the hours were engraven. According to these authors, the lines marked in this pavement are what the Scripture calls degrees. Grotius describes it as follows: "It was a concave hemisphere, and in the midst was a globe, the shadow of which fell on the different lines engraven in the concavity of the hemisphere; these lines were twenty-eight in number." This description answers pretty nearly to that kind of dial, which the Greeks called scapha, a boat or hemisphere, the invention (rather introduction) of which, Vitruvius ascribes to Berosus the Chaldean. It would seem, indeed, that the most ancient sun dial known is in the form of a half circle, hollowed into the stone, and the stone cut down to an angle. This kind of dial was invented in Babylon, and was very probably the same as that of Ahaz.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Dial
An instrument much used before the invention of clocks, to tell the time of day by the progress of the sun's shadow. The dial of Ahaz, 2 Kings 20:11 Isaiah 38:1-9 , seems to have been peculiar either in structure or size, and was perhaps borrowed from Babylon or Damascus, 2 Kings 16:10 . The causing the shadow upon it to go back ten degrees, to assure king Hezekiah of his recovery from sickness, was probably effected not by arresting and turning backwards the revolution of the earth, but by a miraculous refraction of the sun's rays, observed only in Judea, though the fame of it reached Babylon, 2 Chronicles 32:31 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dial
DIAL ( 2 Kings 20:11 , Isaiah 38:8 ). The Heb. word commonly denotes ‘steps’ (see Exodus 20:26 , 1 Kings 10:20 ), and is so rendered elsewhere in this narrative ( 2 Kings 20:9-11 , Isaiah 38:8 ; AV [1] ‘degrees’). The ‘steps’ referred to doubtless formed part of some kind of sun-clock. According to Herod, ii. 109, the Babylonians were the inventors of the polos or concave dial, the gnomon , and the division of the day into 12 hours. The introduction by Ahaz of a device for measuring the time may be regarded as a result of his intercourse with the Assyrians ( 2 Kings 16:10 ff.), but it is uncertain what kind of clock is intended. See also art. Time.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dial, Sun-Dial
Some contrivance, not definitely specified, by which the divisions of the day were ascertained by the shadow of some gnomon or pillar, caused by the sun falling upon a series of steps or degrees. 2 Kings 20:8-11 ; Isaiah 38:8 . Hezekiah asked that the shadow might go backward ten degrees, and this took place on the dial of Ahaz. The same thing may not have occurred elsewhere, as it was simply to strengthen the faith of Hezekiah, nor is it necessary to suppose that the motion of the earth was reversed. May not the phenomenon have been produced by a peculiar state of the atmosphere causing refraction of the light passing through it? In whatever way it was brought about, it was by the power of God. Apparently a report of it reached Babylon, and ambassadors from the princes were sent to inquire of the 'wonder' that had occurred. 2 Chronicles 32:31 .

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Sun-Dial - See Dial
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Dial - , a sundial; but there are lunar and astral Dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the Dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical. ) To measure with a Dial. ) To survey with a Dial
Pantochronometer - ) An instrument combining a compass, sundial, and universal time Dial
Dial - The sun Dial arid the division of the day into 12 hours were Babylonian inventions. As Ahaz copied the altar at Damascus (2 Kings 16:7; 2 Kings 16:10) so he probably copied the sun Dial 700 B. ...
The Dial was of such a size and so placed that Hezekiah, when convalescent, could witness the miracle from his chamber; probably "in the middle court," the point where Isaiah turned back to announce to Hezekiah God's answer to his prayer (2 Kings 20:4; 2 Kings 20:9; Isaiah 38:21-22). Ahaz' intimacy with Tiglath Pileser would naturally lead the "princes of Babylon to inquire of the wonder done in the land," which shows that the miracle of the recession of the shadow on the Dial was local, perhaps produced by divinely ordered refraction, a cloud denser than the air being interposed between the gnomon and the "degrees" or "dial
Dial - Dial. It was on the "dial of Ahaz" that the miraculous sign given to Hezekiah for bis recovery from sickness showed itself. It is uncertain what the "dial" of Ahaz was. Ahaz appears to have had a taste for curious things, 2 Kings 16:10, and might have borrowed this Dial from Assyria
Dial - Dial, n. The edge of the plane, which shows the time, is called the stile of the Dial, and this must be parallel to the axis of the earth. A Dial may be horizontal, vertical, or inclining
Sundial - The root of the Hebrew word translated, “dial,” (2 Kings 20:11 ; Isaiah 38:8 ) means, “to go up,” and usually refers to stairs. Most interpreters thus understand Ahab's Dial to be a staircase on which a shadow went up as the day progressed
Dial - Interpreters differ concerning the form of the Dial of Ahaz, 2 Kings 20. " This description answers pretty nearly to that kind of Dial, which the Greeks called scapha, a boat or hemisphere, the invention (rather introduction) of which, Vitruvius ascribes to Berosus the Chaldean. It would seem, indeed, that the most ancient sun Dial known is in the form of a half circle, hollowed into the stone, and the stone cut down to an angle. This kind of Dial was invented in Babylon, and was very probably the same as that of Ahaz
Christcross - ) The mark of the cross, as cut, painted, written, or stamped on certain objects, - sometimes as the sign of 12 o'clock on a Dial
Plumming - ) The operation of finding, by means of a mine Dial, the place where to sink an air shaft, or to bring an adit to the work, or to find which way the lode inclines
Vase Clock - one in which there is no ordinary Dial, but in which a part of a vase revolves while a single stationary indicator serves as a hand
Anemoscope - ) An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; - usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a Dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind
Dial - Dial ( 2 Kings 20:11 , Isaiah 38:8 ). 109, the Babylonians were the inventors of the polos or concave Dial, the gnomon , and the division of the day into 12 hours
Dialing - ) The art of constructing Dials; the science which treats of measuring time by Dials. ) of Dial...
Perambulator - It consists of a wheel arranged to roll along over the ground, with an apparatus of clockwork, and a Dial plate upon which the distance traveled is shown by an index
Fescue - ) The style of a Dial
Jink - or Dial
Benedictus of Nursia, Abbott of Monte Cassino - Benedict are the Dialogues of Gregory the Great. Dial. ), to Ahle (Effide), on the Anio (Teverone), about forty miles from Rome ( Dial. Thence he retired to a cave at Sublaqueum (Subiaco), where he lived as a hermit in almost utter isolation for some years, visited only from time to time by a priest of the neighbourhood, Romanus ( Dial. Soon, however, their laxity rebelled against his attempts at reformation (he seems thus early to have shewn the organizing faculty for which he became afterwards so remarkable), and he abdicated, after miraculously escaping being poisoned by them ( Dial. He retired to his cave; and undertook the superintendence of youths, among whom were two who became foremost among his followers, Maurus and Placidus, sons of Roman patricians ( Dial. Here he founded, it is said, twelve monasteries, each of twelve monks with a "father" at the head of them (Dial. 5), with some of his disciples to Monte Cassino ( Dial. The summit of the mountain three miles above the town, and even at the present time inaccessible to carriages, was crowned, before the arrival of Benedict, by a temple of Apollo; frequented even then by the rustics ( Dial. The miraculous intervention of which Gregory hands down the story ( Dial. Here for 12 years or more he presided over his followers; here he is believed to have composed the Benedictine Rule, in the same year, it is said, in which the schools of Athens were suppressed, and his famous Code was promulgated by Justinian; and from this sequestered spot he sent forth his emissaries not only to Anxur (Terracina, Dial. 542) at the head of his victorious Ostrogoths (Dial. Dial. The words "ad cellam propriam recessisset" are ambiguous ( Dial. His demeanour before Totila, the strict rule under which he kept others as well as himself (Dial. In Dial. Dial
Reclination - ) The angle which the plane of the Dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line
Dial - Probably the sun-dial was a Babylonian invention
Tachometer - ) An instrument for showing at any moment the speed of a revolving shaft, consisting of a delicate revolving conical pendulum which is driven by the shaft, and the action of which by change of speed moves a pointer which indicates the speed on a graduated Dial
Dial - The Dial of Ahaz, 2 Kings 20:11 Isaiah 38:1-9 , seems to have been peculiar either in structure or size, and was perhaps borrowed from Babylon or Damascus, 2 Kings 16:10
Clock - ) A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a Dial plate
Hezekiah - (See Isaiah 36:1-22; Isaiah 37:1-38; Isaiah 38:1-22; Isaiah 39:1-8) The miraculous effect wrought on the sun-dial, in confirmation of the Lord's promise to Hezekiah, is an evident testimony of the Lord's favour to this prince
Crystal - ) The glass over the Dial of a watch case
Severianus, Bishop of Gabala - Dial. Dial. Dial. He is charged by Palladius with using his influence to obtain the removal of the aged invalid from Cucusus, where the climate had not proved so fatal as the malice of his enemies desired, to the more bleak and inaccessible town of Pityus ( Dial
Agatha - Dial
Dial, Sun-Dial - Hezekiah asked that the shadow might go backward ten degrees, and this took place on the Dial of Ahaz
Agnes - ( Dial
Antiochus, Bishop of Ptolemais - With the exception of a sentence quoted by Theodoret, Dial. Dialog
Desertion - Dial
Severus Sulpicius, an Historian - 32; Vita S Martini, 27; Dial. of Dial. At the Roman council held by pope Gelasius in 494 the Dialogi, under the name of Opuscula Postumiani et Galli, were certainly placed among the libri apocryphi (Mansi, viii. The charge rested on Dial. Martini, the Epistolae, and the Dialogi; and a panegyric by Paulinus of Périgueux ( de Vita S. Martin of Tours, 3 letters, and 3 Dialogues. Martini, the earliest of his writings, is very important as containing, with the Dialogues and 3 letters, practically everything that is authentic about that popular saint of Western Christendom. ...
In the Dialogi, written c. Twenty-two chapters of Dial. ) and with which the remainder of the Dialogues is almost entirely occupied. The credulity and superstition of the narrative had, as regards Martin's Miracles, evidently excited scepticism even among the Christians in Sulpicius's own time (see Dial
Day - Ahaz introduced the sun Dial from Babylon (Isaiah 38:8)
a'Haz - (2 Kings 23:12 ) His only service of permanent value was the introduction of the sun-dial
Hermenigild, a Saint - Dial. Upon the account given by Gregory the Great alone ( Dial
Transubstantiation - ...
See Smith's Errors of the Church of Rome, Dial. 6; A Dialogue between Philalethes and Benevolus; Kidder's Messiah, part 3: p
Card - ) A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the Dial or face of the mariner's compass
Eusebius Emesenus, Bishop of Emesa - Dial. Theodoret quotes with high commendation in his Eranistes (Dial
Day - The hour- watch or Dial, otherwise called the sun-dial, is mentioned in the reign of King Hezekiah, 2 Kings 20:9-10 ; Isaiah 38:8 . Its being called "the sun-dial of Ahaz," renders it probable that Ahaz first introduced it from Babylon; whence, also, Anaximenes, the Milesian, brought the first skiathericon into Greece
Cock - ) The style of gnomon of a Dial
Imposition of Hands - Maurice's Dial
Porphyrius, Patriarch of Antioch - 9), and is described in the Dialogue which goes under the name of Palladius as a man of infamous character, who had disgraced the clerical profession by intimacy with the scum of the circus (Pallad. Dial. Dial
Cock - The style or gnomon of a Dial
Victricius - Dial
Flavianus (4) i, Bishop of Antioch - Dial. Theodoret in his Eranistes quotes one on Joh_1:14 (Dial. 66) on Easter and the treachery of Judas (Dial. Luke (Dial
Merodach Baladan - Inquiry about the astronomical wonder, the recession of the Dial shadow, was the pretext; an alliance between Egypt (Isaiah 20:1;Isaiah 20:1-6), Babylon, and Judaea was the motive of the embassy (2 Chronicles 32:31)
Hand - ) An index or pointer on a Dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock
Palladius, Bishop of Helenopolis - in Dial. Dial. Dial. ...
The question whether the Dialogue with Theodore the Deacon is correctly assigned to Palladius of Helenopolis has been much debated
Millennium - 15) we have a view very similar to that of the Slavonic Enoch, while Justin Martyr ( Dial
Prick - ) A point or mark on the Dial, noting the hour
Gospel - ‘the Memoirs which were drawn up by His Apostles and those who followed them,’ Dial
Arsacius - Dial
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - Dial. Palladius represents him as glaring at them in a fury, throwing his scarf or omophorion over the neck of Ammonius, one of the Tall Brothers, and with a blow on the face drawing blood, and fiercely exclaiming, "You heretic, anathematize Origen!" ( Dial. A wild scene, according to Palladius, ensued ( Dial. ...
The persecuted "Brothers" found a temporary refuge with many other fugitives (Dial. Returning to Constantinople he boldly entered the cathedral with an armed following to enforce the installation of a successor to "John," but finding that he had undertaken too much, and that the people were resolutely loyal to Chrysostom, he went on board a vessel at midnight and fled with his followers ( Dial. 166), in support of the "Personal Union," and Theodoret in his second Dialogue on the distinction between Christ's soul and the Word
Hezekiah, King of Judah - God made the shadow go back ten degrees on the Dial of Ahaz
Hour - … The expression, “the first hour,” indicated the time when the shadow on the Dial reached the mark which showed that 1½ of the day had elapsed’ (Ramsay, Expositor, March 1893, p. But Jesus, living ‘in feelings, not in figures on a Dial,’ and ‘counting time by heart-throbs,’ gave the word an intense significance
Verily - Dial
New Testament - , Dial, ciii. , speaks of ‘Memoirs by Apostles and those that followed them,’ and refers to the Apocalypse (Dial
Rest - Its occurrence therefore in Justin Martyr, Dial
Hezekiah - " And to confirm to him the certainty of all these tokens of the divine regard, the shadow of the sun on the Dial of Ahaz, at his request, went backward ten degrees
Cave - Justin Martyr (Dial
Sun - Contrivances for measuring the length of the day by the shadow cast by the sun were invented: we have some kind of Dial , of which steps formed a part, indicated in 2 Kings 20:9 ; 2 Kings 20:11 , Isaiah 38:8
Acacius, Bishop of Caesarea - Mainly through his intrigues the Council was brought to accept the Confession of Rimini, by which, in Jerome's strong words, "the whole world groaned and wondered to find itself Arian" (Dial
Hour - " (Psalms 130:6) The Dial of Ahas is the first account we have in Scripture of the method the Hebrews had to mark down the progress of time; and this it should seem, was by marks or lines of degrees, and not of hours
Carpenter - Justin Martyr (Dial
Scythian - Justin Martyr, the apologist (Dial
Sabellianism, or Patripassianism - § 63 he refers to those "who affirm that the Son is the Father," and condemns them—a condemnation which he repeats in his Dialogue with Trypho , § 128 (cf. 12, 18, 21, 22) treats it as an acknowledged heresy, using the same Scripture arguments as Justin Martyr in his Dial
Revelation, Book of - , however, Revelation is well known, and is declared by Justin to he by the Apostle John ( Dial . Justin ( Dial
Time - The only exception to this is the ‘steps’ on the Dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:9-11 ). ...
Of instruments to measure time we hear of only one, the sun-dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:9-11 , Isaiah 38:8 ), but what shape or form this took we do not know
Ahaz - He adopted the Babylonian sun Dial (which he probably erected in the temple, perhaps in "the middle court," where Isaiah saw it and gave its shadow as a sign to Hezekiah), becoming acquainted with it through the Assyrians (2 Kings 20:11; 2 Kings 20:4; 2 Kings 20:9)
Sabbath - and Dial
Ammon, Ammonites - Perhaps, like the Hebrews, they adopted the language of the people in whose land they settled, thus later speaking a Canaanite Dialect. Judas Maccabæus is said to have defeated the Ammonites; Psalms 83:7 reckons them among Israel’s enemies; while Justin Martyr ( Dial
Olympias, the Younger - Dial. his Dialogue in 408, but not when the Lausiac History was pub
Mark, Gospel According to - ...
Justin Martyr (Dial. ’ From Dial. ...
To Justin’s probable reference to the Boanerges passage (see above) must be added Dial
Christian (the Name) - Mark 3:6, Justin’s Dial. 3, and Justin’s Dial
Simon Magus - 15; Dial. ...
Justin further states that almost all the Samaritans, and some even of other nations, worshipped Simon, and acknowledged him as "the first God" ("above all principality, power, and dominion," Dial
Leovigild, Arian King of the Visigoths - In order to secure family peace Leovigild assigned to Hermenigild and Ingunthis the town of Seville, where the influence of his wife, says Gregory of Tours—of the famous metropolitan of Baetica, Leander, according to Gregory the Great, Dial
Gaudentius, Bishop of Brescia - Palladius (Dial
Maximus Magnus, Christian Emperor in the West - Martini , 20, Dialogus , ii. Dial
Surname - 15, Dial
Hunneric, King of the Vandals. - 946); and pope Gregory the Great ( Dial
Cerinthus, Opponent of Saint John - If any are identical with the Ebionites mentioned by Justin (Dial
Philosophy - He rejected Dialectics as a useless study, and accepted the senses, in the widest acceptation of the term, as the criterion of truth. The writings of the sub-apostolic age, with the exception of the famous anecdote of Justin Martyr (Dial
Athenagoras - His expressions greatly resemble those used by some whom Justin condemns for their denial of the personality of the Son: "They say that this virtue is indivisible and inseparable from the Father, as the sunlight on earth is indivisible and inseparable from the sun in the heavens" ( Dial. Yet similar language is found in Justin (Dial
Joannes ii, Bishop of Jerusalem - The reconciliation of John with the monks of Bethlehem is further attested by Sulpicius Severus ( Dial. The Dialogue of Jerome against the Pelagians, though mild compared with his other controversial works, incensed them, and they proceeded to burn the monasteries of Bethlehem
Mark, Gospel According to - 150) says ( Dial . also Dial
Miracles - 10-12 ...
Dividing of Jordan by Elijah 2 Kings 2:7-8 ...
Elijah carried to heaven 2 Kings 2:11 ...
Dividing of Jordan by Elisha 2 Kings 2:14 ...
Cure of the waters of Jericho 2 Kings 2:19-22 ...
Supply of water to the army 2 Kings 3:16-20 ...
Increase of the widow's oil 2 Kings 4:2-7 ...
Raising the Shunammite's son Mark 5:1-203 ...
Healing of the deadly pottage 2 Kings 4:38-41 ...
Feeding the 100 with 20 loaves 2 Kings 4:42-44 ...
Cure of Naaman's leprosy 2 Kings 5:10-14 ...
Swimming of the iron axe-head 2 Kings 6:5-7 ...
Resurrection of the dead man on touching Elisha's bones 2 Kings 13:21 ...
Return of the shadow on the Dial 2 Kings 20:9-11 ...
Among the Gentiles ...
Deliverance of the three in the fiery furnace Daniel 3:19-27 ...
Deliverance of Daniel from the lions Daniel 6:16-23 ...
Jonah saved by the great fish Jonah 2:1-10 ...
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Proselyte - If the experience of Justin be any indication of the general attitude of the proselytes to the Church, they must have deemed it a duty to their adopted faith to manifest a violence of speech and an aggressiveness of action unsurpassed by the Jews themselves; for he says, ‘the proselytes not only do not believe, but twofold more than yourselves blaspheme His name, and wish to torture and put to death us who believe in Him’ ( Dial
Mystery - 66, Dial
Virgin Birth - In Justin Martyr (Dial. —As early as the time of Justin Martyr (Dial
Magi - Dial. Dial
Baptism - Justin (Dial
Ebionism - Justin Martyr divides Jewish Christians into two classes: those who, while they observed the Law themselves, did not require believing Gentiles to comply therewith, and who were willing to associate with them; and those who refused to recognize all who had not complied with the Law (Dial
James, Epistle of - The Rabbis could teach that ‘they cool the flames of Gehinnom for him who reads the Shema [4],’ and Justin ( Dial
Crucifixion - Dial
Joshua - ) This brought on the attack of the five confederate kings whom he defeated at Makkedah, aided by a divinely sent hailstorm and prolongation of daylight: the condition of the air was probably rendered by God, at Joshua's believing prayer, highly refractive so as to cause the sun to be seen long after its actual descent beneath the horizon, as the fata morgana in Sicily and the arctic region; compare the recession of the sun Dial shadow under Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:11)
Inspiration - Sacred history is like "a Dial in which the shadow, as well as the light, informs us" (Trench)
Gifts - In the great passage of Ephesians 4:11 (with which Justin Martyr, Dial
Baptism - Justin (Dial
Hezekiah - God gave Hezekiah as a sign of recovery the recession of the shadow ten degrees on Ahaz's (See Dial, an obelisk in the midst of the court, the shadow of which could be seen by Hezekiah from his sick chamber, falling on the successive steps ascending to his palace
Revelation of John, the - Justin Martyr (Dial
Miracles - The record of the standing still of the sun in Gibeon is obviously a prosaic misinterpretation of a poetic phrase ( Joshua 10:12-14 ); behind the record of the bringing back of the shadow on the Dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:11 ) we may assume some unusual atmospheric phenomenon, refracting the rays of the sun; the speech of Balaam’s ass ( Numbers 22:27 ) may be regarded as an objectifying by the seer of his own scruples, doubts, and fears; the Book of Jonah is now interpreted not literally, but figuratively; the Book of Daniel is not now generally taken as history, but rather as the embellishment of history for the purposes of edification. It was fitting that the redemption of man from sin should be accompanied by outward remedial signs, the relief of his need and removal of his sufferings
Ebionism (2) - 61), corresponding in some measure to the cleavage which emerged in the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-29)—a Pharisaic party which held the Law to be essential even for Gentile Christians, and a party of broader mind, which, while clinging to the Law for themselves, did not seek to impose it upon their Gentile brethren (Justin, Dial
Marriage - Justin ( Dial
Righteousness - Trypho told Justin (Dial
Gospels - ...
They were translated into Syriac in the second century, and into Latin and the two Egyptian Dialects by the fourth century. " Justin Martyr, Dial
Thecla - 400), who relates ( Dial
Abstinence - 10; Justin Martyr, Dial
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - This called forth the famous expression of Jerome ( Dial
Redemption - (Justin, Dial
Lord's Day - Note particularly ‘the eighth day, which is also the first,’ used by Justin Martyr (Dial
Colossians, Epistle to the - This renders the description by Justin of Christ as ‘first-born of all creation’ (Dial
Calendar, the Christian - In the Dialogue also Justin extols the ‘eighth day’ (cf. ) as possessing a ‘mysterious import,’ which the seventh day had not; he is referring to the Jewish circumcision as a type of ‘the true circumcision by which we are circumcised from deceit and iniquity, through Him who rose from the dead on the first day after the Sabbath’ (Dial
Babel - The fact that the Bible names in Genesis 1-10 are Hebrew does not prove it the primitive tongue, for with the change of language the traditional names were adapted to the existing Dialect, without any sacrifice of truth. Arabian) Dialects. Traces appear in the Babylonian inscriptions of all the four great Dialects, Hamitic, Semitic, Aryan, and Turanian, which show that here the original one language existed before the confusion of tongues. Herodotus says the Greeks learned from Babylon the pole, the sundial, and the division of the day into twelve parts. He shows his independence of Assyria in his embassy to Hezekiah; and his inquiry as to the astronomical wonder done in the land of Judah, the sun's shadow having gone back on Ahaz' Dial, is characteristic of a prince of the Chaldees whose devotion to astronomy is well known
Education - Justin Martyr, a little earlier, in the account he gives of his conversion to Christianity (Dial
Dates (2) - 34, 46; Dial, circa (about) Tryph
Jesus Christ - There is nothing more important than the statement of Justin, that as a carpenter Jesus made ploughs and yokes ( Dial
Christianity - All these miracles, therefore, must be taken collectively, and present attestations of the loftiest kind, as being manifestly the work of the "finger of God," wrought under circumstances which precluded mistake, and exhibiting an immense variety, from the staying of the very wheels of the planetary system,—as when the sun and moon paused in their course, and the shadow on the Dial of Ahaz went backward,—to the supernatural changes wrought upon the elements of matter, the healing of incurable diseases, the expulsion of tormenting demons, and the raising of the dead
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - A description of his system must start from the Fragments , the authenticity of which (apart from the so-called ὅρος Οὐαλεντίνου in Dial
Gnosticism - Dial
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - The probable inference that the other great heresiarchs, including Basilides, were by this time dead receives some confirmation from a passage in his Dialogue against Trypho (c. Dial
Gregorius (51) i, (the Great), Bishop of Rome - Gregory forbade all to approach the offender, even in the agonies of death, and after death caused his body to be thrown on a dunghill with the pieces of gold, the monks crying aloud, "Thy money perish with thee" (Greg Dial. With this pious lady, a zealous Catholic, Gregory kept up a highly complimentary correspondence, sending her also a copy of his four books of Dialogues