What does Generation mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
γενεᾶς fathered 10
γενεὰ fathered 10
דּ֣וֹר period 9
γενεᾷ fathered 6
לְד֥וֹר period 5
דּ֭וֹר period 5
γενεὰν fathered 4
וָדֽוֹר period 3
דּ֥וֹר period 3
דָּ֥ר generation. 2
לְדֹ֥ר period 2
הַדּ֣וֹר period 2
לְד֣וֹר period 2
הַדּ֥וֹר period 2
רִבֵּעִֽים pertaining to the fourth. 2
וְדָֽר generation. 2
כָּל־ all 1
בְּד֗וֹר period 1
דּוֹר֮ period 1
לְדֹ֣ר period 1
רְבִעִ֔ים fourth. 1
ד֭וֹר period 1
לְד֑וֹר period 1
דֹ֥ר period 1
דֹּ֣ר period 1
רְבִיעִ֔ים fourth. 1
לַדּֽוֹר period 1
בְּד֣וֹר period 1
הַדּ֖וֹר period 1
בְּד֥וֹר period 1
ד֤וֹר period 1
דּ֤וֹר ׀ period 1
וָד֑וֹר period 1
וְד֣וֹר period 1
וָד֗וֹר period 1
מִדֹּ֖ר period 1
דֹּֽר period 1
וְד֥וֹר period 1
בַּדּ֥וֹר period 1
מִדּ֤וֹר period 1
דּ֤וֹר period 1
לָדוֹר֙ period 1
וָד֖וֹר period 1
דּוֹרִֽים period 1
؟ דּוֹר֖וֹ period 1
הַדּ֗וֹר period 1
דּ֨וֹר period 1
הַדּ֔וֹר period 1
שִׁלֵּשִׁ֑ים pertaining to the third 1

Definitions Related to Generation

H1755


   1 period, Generation, habitation, dwelling.
      1a period, age, Generation (period of time).
      1b Generation (those living during a period).
      1c Generation (characterised by quality, condition, class of men).
      1d dwelling-place, habitation.
      

G1074


   1 fathered, birth, nativity.
   2 that which has been begotten, men of the same stock, a family.
      2a the several ranks of natural descent, the successive members of a genealogy.
      2b metaph.
      a race of men very like each other in endowments, pursuits, character.
         2b1 esp.
         in a bad sense, a perverse race.
   3 the whole multitude of men living at the same time.
   4 an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied be each successive Generation), a space of 30–33 years.
   

H1859


   1 Generation.
   

H7256


   1 pertaining to the fourth.
   

H7243


   1 fourth.
      1a fourth.
      1b four square.
      1c fourth part.
      

H8029


   1 pertaining to the third, third (Generation).
   

Frequency of Generation (original languages)

Frequency of Generation (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Generation
Genesis 2:4 , "These are the generations," means the "history." 5:1, "The book of the generations," means a family register, or history of Adam 37:2, "The generations of Jacob" = the history of Jacob and his descendants 7:1, "In this generation" = in this age. Psalm 49:19 , "The generation of his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, i.e., the grave. Psalm 73:15 , "The generation of thy children" = the contemporary race. Isaiah 53:8 , "Who shall declare his generation?" = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it. In Matthew 1:17 , the word means a succession or series of persons from the same stock. Matthew 3:7 , "Generation of vipers" = brood of vipers 24:34, "This generation" = the persons then living contemporary with Christ. 1 Peter 2:9 , "A chosen generation" = a chosen people.
The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the generation. In the time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: Genesis 15:16 , "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (Compare verse 13 and Exodus 12:40 ). In Deuteronomy 1:35,2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Generation, Eternal
Is a term used as descriptive of the Father's communicating the Divine Nature to the Son. The Father is said by some divines to have produced the Word, or Son, from all eternity, by way of generation; on which occasion the word generation raises a peculiar idea: that procession which is really affected in the way of understanding is called generation, because, in virtue thereof, the Word becomes like to Him from whom he takes the original; or, as St. Paul expresses it, the figure or image of his substance; 1:e. of his being and nature.
And hence it is, they say, that the second person is called the Son; and that in such a way and manner as never any other was, is, or can be, because of his own divine nature, he being the true, proper, and natural Son of God, begotten by him before all worlds. Thus, he is called his own Son, Romans 8:3 . his only begotten Son, John 3:16 . Many have attempted to explain the manner of this generation by different similitudes; but as they throw little or no light upon the subject, we shall not trouble the reader with them. Some, however, suppose that the term Son of God refers to Christ as mediator; and that his Sonship does not lie in his divine or human nature, separately considered, but in the union of both in one person.
See Luke 1:33 . Matthew 4:3 . John 1:49 . Matthew 16:16 . Acts 9:20 ; Acts 9:22 . Romans 1:4 . It is observed, that it is impossible that a nature properly divine should be begotten, since begetting, whatever idea is annexed to it, must signify some kind of production, derivation, and inferiority; consequently, that whatever is produced must have a beginning, and whatever had a beginning was not from eternity, as Christ is said to be, Is. 9: 6. Colossians 1:16-17 .
That the Sonship of Christ respects him as mediator will be evident, if we compare John 10:30 . with John 14:28 . In the former it is said, "I and my Father are one;" in the latter, "My Father is greater than I." These declarations, however opposite they seem, equally respect him as he is the Son; but if his Sonship primarily and properly signify the generation of his divine nature, it will be difficult, if not impossible, according to that scheme, to make them harmonize. Considered as a distinct person in the Godhead, without respect to his office as mediator, it is impossible, that, in the same view, he should be both equal and inferior to his Father. Again: he expressly tells us himself that "the Son can do nothing of himself; that the Father showeth him all things that he doth; and that he giveth him to have life in himself, " John 5:19-20 ; John 5:26 , which expressions, if applied to him as God, not as mediator, will reduce us to the disagreeable necessity of subscribing either to the creed of Arius, and maintain him to be God of an inferior nature, and thus a plurality of Gods, or to embrace the doctrine of Socinus, who allows him only to be a God by office. But if this title belong to him as mediator, every difficulty is removed. And lastly, it is observed, that thought Jesus be God, and the attributes of eternal existence ascribed to him, yet the two attributes, eternal and son, are not once expressed in the same text as referring to eternal generation.
See article SON OF GOD; Owen on the Person of Christ; Pearson on the Creed; Ridgley's Body of Divinity, p. 73, 76. 3d edition; Gill's Ditto; p. 205, vol. 1: 8 vo. edition; Lambert's Sermons, ser. 13. text John 11:35 ; Hodson's Essay on the Eternal Filiation of the Son of God; Watts's Works, vol. 5: p. 77.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Generation
A period of time and its significant events comprising the lifespan of a person but also used to talk of a more indefinite timespan. Two Hebrew words are at times translated, “generation.” The more significant of these is toledoth , derived from the Hebrew verb, “to bear children.” Toledoth gives structure to the Book of Genesis ( Numbers 32:11-13 ; Genesis 5:1 ; Genesis 6:9 ; Genesis 10:1 ,Genesis 10:1,10:32 ; Genesis 11:10 ,Genesis 11:10,11:27 ; Genesis 25:12-13 ,Genesis 25:12-13,25:19 ; Genesis 36:1 ,Genesis 36:1,36:9 ; Genesis 37:2 ). Thus creation, Adam, Noah, Noah's sons, Shem, Terah, Ishmael, the sons of Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, and Jacob each provide a generation and a structural unit in the Genesis narrative. In writing a narrative this way, Israel followed a pattern long used by Near Eastern neighbors, that of describing creation as a series of births. Israel, as so often under divine inspiration, radically changed the pattern. Israel's neighbors spoke of the birth of gods, such births representing at the same time a part of the universe, since the sun, the moon, the stars were all looked upon as gods. Israel simply spoke of the birth of creation by God's words and actions. This started a process by which human generations would endure as long as the creation generation endured. Each human generation lasts from the death of the father through the death of the son. This was the time when the son functioned as head of the larger Hebrew extended family. Often the aged patriarch presided over the active leadership of his sons as seen particularly in the cases of Isaac and Jacob. Human history in its simplest form of family history is then the way God tells His story of working with human beings to bless them and to accomplish His purposes for them. He works not only in miraculous, unique events; He works also in the continuing series of human births and deaths. Elsewhere toledoth appears in genealogical lists such as Exodus 6:1 , Numbers 1 , 1 Chronicles 1-9 .
The Hebrew term dor is related to the word for circle and refers to the life circle of an individual, either from birth to death or from birth to the birth of the first child. It can have extended uses in metaphorical language. Dor occurs over 160 times in the Old Testament. A generation was a general term for those persons living at a particular time. A generation did not necessarily have a specific number of years. Genesis 15:13-16 apparently equates 400 years with four generations, thus 100 years per generation. Genesis 2:4 may reckon a generation as 60 years, it including people twenty and above and giving them forty more years to die. Or one may interpret this to mean a generation is the forty years of adulthood between ages 20,60. God promised Jehu his sons would rule to the fourth generation, apparently meaning four sons ( 2 Kings 10:30 ; 2 Kings 15:12 ). Jehu began ruling about 841 B.C., his first son Jehoahaz about 814 B.C. and the fourth generation Zechariah died about 752 B.C. The five generations ruled less than 90 years, while the four sons' generations ruled about 60 years. This is reducing a generation to a quite small number. After his tragedies Job lived 140 years and saw four generations (Job 42:16 ). This would make a generation about 35 years. Basically, generation is not a specific number of years but a more or less specific period of time. (Compare Job 8:8 ; Isaiah 51:9 .) The literal Hebrew expression “generation and generation” thus means through all generations or forever (Psalm 49:11 ). Similarly, “to your (his, their) generations” means forever (Numbers 10:8 ).
The generations come and go (Ecclesiastes 1:4 ). This should establish wisdom on which a present generation can draw (Deuteronomy 32:7 ). A generation also represents those who can gather for worship, so that the gathered worship community forms a generation (Psalm 14:5 ; Psalm 24:6 ; Psalm 73:15 ). The generations of people change, but God has given His name Yahweh to be remembered through all generations (Exodus 3:15 ). He is the refuge for all generations (Psalm 90:1 ). The danger is that a generation will arise that does not know Yahweh (Judges 2:10 ; compare Psalm 12:1 ). Thus one generation must tell God's acts and write them down for the next generation (Psalm 22:30-31 ; Psalm 102:18 NRSV; compare Psalm 79:13 ).
God's people must be taught faithfulness. God is faithful to a thousand generations by His very nature (Deuteronomy 7:9 ). His salvation is available through the generations; that is forever (Isaiah 51:8 ).
In the New Testament “generation” refers to a specific contemporary audience. Jesus often used the term to describe the evil nature of the people He addressed (Matthew 11:16 ; Matthew 12:39 ; Luke 17:25 ). The message of the New Testament can be summarized: “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:21 NRSV).
Trent C. Butler
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Generation
GENERATION.—A word of several meanings employed to render two different words in OT and four in NT. All are, however, related in thought, and all have a close connexion with the Gospels and Jewish thought in the time of Christ.
1. In OT ‘generation’ is used to render (1) the Heb. דּוֹר or דּר דּר, connected with Assyr. [1] dârú, ‘to endure,’ means primarily a period of time. This meaning has survived in OT chiefly in poetry, and in the phrases דּר וָרר Ps 45:18; Psalms 61:7, לִדר דּר Exodus 3:15, דּר רּרִים Isaiah 51:9, Psalms 72:5, and such like, to indicate time stretching away into the past (Isaiah 51:9), or (more generally) into the future (Psalms 33:11; Psalms 49:12). It may refer both to past and future (Psalms 145:13), and is thus parallel to עולָם (see Eternity).
Originally רד must have meant the period defined by the life of a man or of a family (Job 42:16). Hence by a loose usage it comes to mean the living in that period (Genesis 7:1, Exodus 1:6, Deuteronomy 2:14, Ecclesiastes 1:4, Isaiah 53:8 etc. etc.; cf. the modern use of the word ‘age’). So also it may be used of a of men living contemporaneously and possessing certain characteristics (Deuteronomy 32:5, Proverbs 30:11-14).
(2) The other word in OT (rendered always plural ‘generations’) is תּוֹלְרוֹת. Here the root-idea is ‘birth,’ ‘descent,’ ‘offspring,’ from ילר ‘to bring forth.’ Hence it is used of genealogies (Genesis 5:1; Genesis 6:9; Genesis 10:1; Genesis 11:10; Genesis 11:27, Ruth 4:18 etc.), of divisions by families, etc. (Numbers 1:20; Numbers 1:22; Numbers 1:24 etc.). It is even used of the creation of the world (Genesis 2:4 lit. ‘the begettings of the heaven and the earth’).
2. Of the four words rendered ‘generation’ in NT two are unimportant so far as the Gospels are concerned. (1) In 1 Peter 2:9 ‘a chosen generation,’ γένος ἐκλεκτόν, should be rendered as in RV, ‘an elect race.’ (2) In Matthew 1:1 the rendering should be ‘the book of the origin of Jesus Christ,’ using the word γένεσις in its widest sense. The meaning in Matthew 1:8, Luke 1:14 is slightly different, and is best expressed by ‘birth’ (EV). (3) The most important word used in the Gospels is γενεά, meaning (a) ‘race,’ ‘offspring,’ ‘descent’; (b) the people of any given period; (e) a period loosely defined by the life of a man or of a family; (d) in such phrases as εἰς γενεὰς γενεῶν (Luke 1:50) it is used, apparently as the equivalent of דֹּר דּרִים, to express indefinite time, generally in the future. Cf. the expression in Ephesians 3:21 εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἱῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, which, however, is considered by Dalman (Words of Jesus, p. 165, Eng. tr.) as referring to all the generations of ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period.’ But the phrase seems rather to be the strongest possible way of expressing ‘for ever.’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). In the sense of (c) it is found only in Matthew 1:17 and apparently never in its original sense (a). (4) This last is expressed by quite a different word, viz. γέννημα. In Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33, Luke 3:7, AV has the phrase ‘generation of vipers.’ The Greek is γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, which RV renders ‘offspring of vipers.’ The rendering of AV is due to Tindale (see Hastings’ DB ii. 142b). Elsewhere the word occurs as γένημα (Matthew 26:29, Luke 22:18, 2 Corinthians 9:10), rendered ‘fruit.’
G. Gordon Stott.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Generation
Hebrew dowr , "revolution," period of time; 100 years in the patriarchal age (Genesis 15:13; Genesis 15:16; Exodus 12:40), afterward 30 or 40 years (Job 42:16; Luke 1:50). On the plural GENERATIONS, Hebrew toledowt , (See GENEALOGY. Mankind is ethnologically ranged under three heads in Genesis 10:3; Genesis 10:6; Genesis 10:22, "the sons of Japhet, Ham, Shem." Modern science by independent research arrives at a similar three fold division into Semitic, Aryan, and Turanian (Allophylian). Genesis, in accordance with modern ethnology, classifies together the Cymry or Celts (Gomer), the Medes (Madai), and the Ionians or Greeks (Javan); thus anticipating the Indo-European theory, which makes the European races (represented by the Celts and the Ionians) akin to the Aryans (represented by the Asiatic Madai or Medes).
Also Scripture, in agreement with ethnology, groups together as "children of Shem" (i.e. Semitics) Asshur (Assyrians), Aram (Syrians), Eber (Hebrew), and Joktan (the Joktanian Arabs). Also it rightly classifies under the "sons of Ham" Cash (Ethiopians), Mizraim (Egyptians), Sheba and Dedan (certain southern Arabs), and Nimrod (i.e. the oldest Babylonians). (See BABEL) Sir H. Rawlinson truly terms "the generations (genealogy) of the sons of Noah" "the most authentic record we possess for the affiliation of nations" (Journal of the Asiatic Society, 15:230). Generation means also the men of an age: as Isaiah 53:8, "who shall declare His generation?" i.e. their wickedness, in parallelism to their oppressive "judgment." In Jeremiah 7:29, "generation of His wrath," i.e. with whom He is angry. Also generation is used with reference to the characteristic disposition of the age, "adulterous," "unbelieving," "untoward" (Matthew 11:16; Matthew 12:39; Matthew 17:17; Acts 2:40).
In Luke 16:8, "the children of this world are in respect to their own (so the Greek) generation (i.e. in relation to men of their own kind, men of this world) wiser than the children of light," are in respect to their generation (men of their kind, godly, men of the world to come). In Matthew 3:7 generation means "brood of vipers." In Matthew 24:34 "this generation shall not pass (namely, the Jewish race, of which the generation in Christ's days was a sample in character; compare Christ's address to the generation, Matthew 23:35-36, in proof that generation means at times the whole Jewish race) until all these things be fulfilled," a prophecy that the Jews shall be a distinct people still when He shall come again.
King James Dictionary - Generation
GENERA'TION, n. The act of begetting procreation, as of animals.
1. Production formation as the generation of sounds or of curves or equations. 2. A single succession in natural descent, as the children of the same parents hence, an age. Thus we say, the third, the fourth, or the tenth generation. Genesis 15:16 . 3. The people of the same period, or living at the same time. O faithless and perverse generation. Luke 9 .
4. Genealogy a series of children or descendants from the same stock. This is the book of the generations of Adam. Genesis 5
5. A family a race. 6. Progeny offspring.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Generation
GENERATION . ‘Generation’ is used in AV [1] to tr. [2] 1 . Heb. dôr , which is used ( a ) generally for a period , especially in the phrases dôr wâdhôr , etc., of limitless duration; past, Isaiah 51:8 ; future, Psalms 10:6 ; past and future, Psalms 102:24 ; ( b ) of all men living at any given time ( Genesis 6:9 ); ( c ) of a class of men with some special characteristic, Proverbs 30:11-14 of four generations of bad men; ( d ) in Isaiah 38:12 and Psalms 49:19 dôr is sometimes taken as ‘dwelling-place.’ 2. Heb. tôlĕdhôth (from yâladh , ‘beget’ or ‘bear children’), which is used in the sense of ( a ) genealogies Genesis 5:1 , figuratively of the account of creation, Genesis 2:4 ; also ( b ) divisions of a tribe , as based on genealogy; tôlĕdhôth occurs only in the Priestly Code, in Ruth 4:18 , and in 1 Chronicles 3:1-24 . Gr. genea in same sense as 1 ( a ), Colossians 1:26 ; as 1 ( b ), Matthew 24:34 . Matthew 24:4 . = Genesis 2:1-25 ( a ), Matthew 1:1 , an imitation of LXX [3] use of genesis for tôlĕdhôth . 5. Gennçma , ‘offspring’ = 1 ( c ): so Matthew 3:7 || (‘generation, i.e. offspring, of vipers’). 6. genos , ‘race’ = 1 ( c ): so 1 Peter 2:9 (AV [1] ‘chosen generation,’ RV [5] ‘elect race’).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Generation
This is used in various senses in scripture.
1. As from a father to his son, or from a king to his successor, γενεά, as in the three series of 'fourteen generations' in Matthew 1:17 , though the same term is applied where names have been omitted. See GENEALOGY OF THE LORD JESUS.
2. In a much wider sense, as when the Lord said of the unbelieving Jews, "This generation shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled." Matthew 24:34 ; Luke 21:32 : cf. Deuteronomy 32:5,20 . The unbelieving Jews still exist and will until the events take place.
3. As offspring, γέννημα, where there was a moral likeness, as "generation of vipers." Matthew 3:7 , etc.
4. As class, family, etc., γένος. Ye are 'a chosen generation.' 1 Peter 2:9 .
5. As signifying perpetuity: God's dominion is 'from generation to generation.' Daniel 4:3,34 .
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Generation
Generation, or Generations, "has three secondary meanings in the A. V.:1. A genealogical register, as Genesis 5:1. 2. A family history, Genesis 6:9; Genesis 25:1 ff., since early history among the orientals is drawn so much from genealogical registers. 3. A history of the origin of things as well as persons—e.g., of the earth."—Smith.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Generation
This word derived from the same root is much the same as the preceding word genealogy. As it relates to the common act of man in the circumstances of descent from father to son, I should not have though it needful to have detained the reader with a single observation; but in relation to the Son of God, as God, it becomes of infinite importance as an article of faith, that we should have the clearest apprehension which the subject will admit. Here, therefore, I beg the reader's close attention to it.
The Scriptures in many places have said so much in defining the person of the Father and of the Son, as distinctions in the GODHEAD, that there can be nothing rendered more certain and as an article of faith to the believer, and none is more important. But while this is held forth to us in this view as a point most fully to be believed, God the Holy Ghost hath in no one passage, as far as I can recollect, pointed out to the church the mode of existence, or explained how the Son of God is the Son, and the Father is the Father, in the eternity of their essence and nature. Perhaps it is impossible to explain the vast subject to creatures of our capacities. Perhaps nothing finite can comprehend what is infinite. The doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son of God is therefore proposed as an article demanding our implicit faith and obedience; and here the subject rests.
But while this doctrine of the eternity of the Son of God in common with the Father, is held faith to us in the Scripture as a most certain truth, though unexplained, because our faculties are not competent to the explanation of it, the Holy Ghost hath been very explicit in teaching the church how to understand the phrases in his sacred word, where the Son of God, when standing up as the Mediator and Head of his church before all worlds, is called the "first begotten Son, and the only begotten of the Father," full of grace and truth. All these and the like phrases wholly refer to the Son of God, in his humbling himself as our Redeemer and Mediator, the God-man in one person, Christ Jesus; then begotten to this great design; the first in all JEHOVAH'S purposes for salvation. Here we cannot be at a loss to have the clearest apprehension; because they refer to his office-character. Hence all those titles are very plain. "He is the head of his body the church." (Ephesians 1:22) The Head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3) He is JEHOVAH'S servant. (Isaiah 42:1) and his Father is greater than he. (John 14:28) And God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:17) All these and numberless expressions of the like nature, wholly refer to the Son of God as Christ; and have no respect to his eternal nature and GODHEAD abstracted from his office-character as Mediator.
See Begotten.
And I cannot in this place help expressing my wish that the writers of commentaries on the word of God had kept this proper distinction, when speaking of the Lord Jesus, between his eternal nature and essence, as Son of God, which is every where asserted, but no where explained, and his office-character as God-man Mediator, the Christ of God, which is fully revealed. The Scriptures have done it. And it would have been a proof of divine teaching, if all writers upon the Scriptures had done the same. Our almighty Saviour, in a single verse, hath shewn it, when he saith, (Matthew 11:27) "No man knoweth the Son but the Father;" that is, knoweth him as Son of God, knoweth him in his Sonship as God, one with the Father, and impossible to be so known but by God himself. And it is in this sense also, that it is said, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which lay in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him;" (John 1:18) that is, no man hath seen God, as God, in his threefold character of person, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. But when he who lay in the bosom of the Father came forth in our nature, and revealed him as the Father and himself as the Son, equal in the eternity of their nature as God; then the glorious truth was explained. Then was it understood, that the Father, as Father, and the Son, as Son, were from all eternity the same; their existence the same, their nature the same; the Father not being Father but in the same instant as the Son the Son; for the very name of the one in the relationship implies the other, and the eternity of the one including the eternity of the other also. So that both, in union with the Holy Ghost, form the one eternal undivided JEHOVAH, which was, and is, and is to come.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Generation
Dôr (דֹּר, Strong's #1755), “generation.” This noun belongs to a common Semitic root, which signifies “duration” in East Semitic and “generation” in West Semitic. The Akkadian words daru (“long duration”) and duru (“circle”) seem by form to be related to the root for the Hebrew word dôr.
In the Old Testament, the word dôr occurs about 166 times; as many as 74 of these are in the repetition "dôr plus dôr," meaning “always.” The first occurrence of the word is in Gen. 6:9: “These are the generations of Noah [1]: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
First the concrete meaning of “generation” is the “period during which people live”: “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation” (Gen. 7:1). A “generation” may be described as “stubborn” (Deut. 32:5—KJV, “perverse”) or “righteous” (Ps. 14:5). Close to this meaning is the temporal element of dôr: A dôr is roughly the period of time from one’s birth to one’s maturity, which in the Old Testament corresponds to a period of about 40 years (Num. 14:33). Abraham received the promise that four “generations” of his descendants were to be in Egypt before the Promised Land would be inherited. Israel was warned to be faithful to the Lord, as the punishment for disobedience would extend to the fourth “generation” (Exod. 20:5); but the Lord’s love extends to a thousand “generations” of those who love Him (Deut. 7:9).
The lasting element of God’s covenantal faithfulness is variously expressed with the word dôr: “Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth” (Ps. 119:90)
The use of dôr in Isa. 51 teaches the twofold perspective of“generation,” with reference to the future as well as to the past. Isaiah spoke about the Lord’s lasting righteousness and said that His deliverance is everlasting (literally, “generation of generations”—v. 8); but in view of Israel’s situation, Isaiah petitioned the Lord to manifest His loving strength on behalf of Israel as in the past (literally, “generations forever”—v. 9). Thus, depending on the context, dôr may refer to the past, the present, or the future. The psalmist recognized the obligation of one “generation” to the “generations” to come: “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts” (Ps. 145:4). Even the grey-haired man has the opportunity to instruct the youth (Ps. 71:17-18). In the Septuagint, dôr is nearly always translated by genea (“generation”). The KJV translates it by “generation; age.”
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Generation, Spontaneous
The origin of existence of living bodies from non-living or inert matter. In the strict meaning of the term it implies the origin of a living body from a non-living body, by the operation of some forms of energy or force such as the physicochemical powers of lifeless matter. In this sense it corresponds to the scientific term abiogenesis. In a wider sense it is taken to mean the origin of living bodies from non-living bodies but through the exercise of some force superior to the physicochemical power which belongs to all matter. It was in this latter sense that some scholastic philosophers used it to explain the appearance of low forms of life in decaying organisms. It is no longer considered possible.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Generation
Beside the common acceptation of this word, as signifying descent, it is used for the history and genealogy of any individual, as "The book of the generations of Adam," Genesis 5:1 , the history of Adam's creation, and of his posterity. "The generations of the heavens and of the earth," Genesis 2:4 , is a recital of the creation of heaven and earth. "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David," Matthew 1:1 , is the genealogy of Jesus Christ, and the history of his life. The ancients sometimes computed by generations: "In the fourth generation thy descendants shall come hither again," Genesis 15:16 . "Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation," Genesis 50:23 . "A bastard shall not be admitted into the congregation, till the tenth generation," Deuteronomy 23:2 . Among the ancients, when the duration of generations was not exactly described by the age of four men succeeding one another from father to son, it was fixed by some at a hundred years, by others at a hundred and ten, by others at thirty-three, thirty, twenty-five, and even at twenty years; being neither uniform nor settled: only, it is remarked, that a generation is longer as it is more ancient.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Generation
Besides the common acceptation of this word, as signifying race, descent, lineage, it is used for the history and genealogy of a person, as in Genesis 5:1 , "the book of the generations of Adam," that is, the history of Adam's creation and of his posterity. So in Genesis 2:4 , "The generations of the heavens and of the earth," that is, their genealogy, so to speak, the history of the creation of heaven and earth; also in Matthew 1:1 , "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the history of his descent and life. "The present generation" comprises all those who are now alive; "This generation shall not pass till all be fulfilled," some now living shall witness the even foretold, Matthew 24:34 . "Save yourselves from this untoward generation," form the punishment which awaits these perverse men, Acts 2:40 .
The Hebrews, like other ancient nations, sometimes computed loosely by the fourth generation thy descendants shall come hither again." The duration of a generation is of course very uncertain; indeed, it is impossible to establish any precise limits. It is, however, generally admitted that a generation in the earliest periods is to be reckoned longer than one in later times. The Greeks regarded a generation as one-third of a century. It is now currently reckoned as thirty years.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Spontaneous Generation
The origin of existence of living bodies from non-living or inert matter. In the strict meaning of the term it implies the origin of a living body from a non-living body, by the operation of some forms of energy or force such as the physicochemical powers of lifeless matter. In this sense it corresponds to the scientific term abiogenesis. In a wider sense it is taken to mean the origin of living bodies from non-living bodies but through the exercise of some force superior to the physicochemical power which belongs to all matter. It was in this latter sense that some scholastic philosophers used it to explain the appearance of low forms of life in decaying organisms. It is no longer considered possible.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Generation
In the long-lived patriarchal age a generation seems to have been computed at 100 years, (Genesis 15:16 ) comp. Genesis15:13 and Ecclesiastes 12:40 But subsequently the reckoning was the same which has been adopted by modern civilized nations, viz. from thirty to forty years ( Job 42:16 ) (Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries, (Genesis 6:9 ; Isaiah 53:8 ) posterity , especially in legal formulae, ( Leviticus 3:17 ) etc.; fathers, or ancestors. (Psalm 49:19 )
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Generation
GENERATION.—A word of several meanings employed to render two different words in OT and four in NT. All are, however, related in thought, and all have a close connexion with the Gospels and Jewish thought in the time of Christ.
1. In OT ‘generation’ is used to render (1) the Heb. דּוֹר or דּר דּר, connected with Assyr. [1] dârú, ‘to endure,’ means primarily a period of time. This meaning has survived in OT chiefly in poetry, and in the phrases דּר וָרר Ps 45:18; Psalms 61:7, לִדר דּר Exodus 3:15, דּר רּרִים Isaiah 51:9, Psalms 72:5, and such like, to indicate time stretching away into the past (Isaiah 51:9), or (more generally) into the future (Psalms 33:11; Psalms 49:12). It may refer both to past and future (Psalms 145:13), and is thus parallel to עולָם (see Eternity).
Originally רד must have meant the period defined by the life of a man or of a family (Job 42:16). Hence by a loose usage it comes to mean the living in that period (Genesis 7:1, Exodus 1:6, Deuteronomy 2:14, Ecclesiastes 1:4, Isaiah 53:8 etc. etc.; cf. the modern use of the word ‘age’). So also it may be used of a of men living contemporaneously and possessing certain characteristics (Deuteronomy 32:5, Proverbs 30:11-14).
(2) The other word in OT (rendered always plural ‘generations’) is תּוֹלְרוֹת. Here the root-idea is ‘birth,’ ‘descent,’ ‘offspring,’ from ילר ‘to bring forth.’ Hence it is used of genealogies (Genesis 5:1; Genesis 6:9; Genesis 10:1; Genesis 11:10; Genesis 11:27, Ruth 4:18 etc.), of divisions by families, etc. (Numbers 1:20; Numbers 1:22; Numbers 1:24 etc.). It is even used of the creation of the world (Genesis 2:4 lit. ‘the begettings of the heaven and the earth’).
2. Of the four words rendered ‘generation’ in NT two are unimportant so far as the Gospels are concerned. (1) In 1 Peter 2:9 ‘a chosen generation,’ γένος ἐκλεκτόν, should be rendered as in RV, ‘an elect race.’ (2) In Matthew 1:1 the rendering should be ‘the book of the origin of Jesus Christ,’ using the word γένεσις in its widest sense. The meaning in Matthew 1:8, Luke 1:14 is slightly different, and is best expressed by ‘birth’ (EV). (3) The most important word used in the Gospels is γενεά, meaning (a) ‘race,’ ‘offspring,’ ‘descent’; (b) the people of any given period; (e) a period loosely defined by the life of a man or of a family; (d) in such phrases as εἰς γενεὰς γενεῶν (Luke 1:50) it is used, apparently as the equivalent of דֹּר דּרִים, to express indefinite time, generally in the future. Cf. the expression in Ephesians 3:21 εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἱῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, which, however, is considered by Dalman (Words of Jesus, p. 165, Eng. tr.) as referring to all the generations of ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period.’ But the phrase seems rather to be the strongest possible way of expressing ‘for ever.’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). In the sense of (c) it is found only in Matthew 1:17 and apparently never in its original sense (a). (4) This last is expressed by quite a different word, viz. γέννημα. In Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33, Luke 3:7, AV has the phrase ‘generation of vipers.’ The Greek is γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, which RV renders ‘offspring of vipers.’ The rendering of AV is due to Tindale (see Hastings’ DB ii. 142b). Elsewhere the word occurs as γένημα (Matthew 26:29, Luke 22:18, 2 Corinthians 9:10), rendered ‘fruit.’
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Eneagenesis - ) Alternate Generation. See under Generation
Generation - Genesis 2:4 , "These are the Generations," means the "history. " 5:1, "The book of the Generations," means a family register, or history of Adam 37:2, "The Generations of Jacob" = the history of Jacob and his descendants 7:1, "In this Generation" = in this age. Psalm 49:19 , "The Generation of his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, i. Psalm 73:15 , "The Generation of thy children" = the contemporary race. Isaiah 53:8 , "Who shall declare his Generation?" = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it. Matthew 3:7 , "Generation of vipers" = brood of vipers 24:34, "This Generation" = the persons then living contemporary with Christ. 1 Peter 2:9 , "A chosen Generation" = a chosen people. ...
The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the Generation. In the time of Abraham a Generation was an hundred years, thus: Genesis 15:16 , "In the fourth Generation" = in four hundred years (Compare verse 13 and Exodus 12:40 ). In Deuteronomy 1:35,2:14 a Generation is a period of thirty-eight years
Oviparity - ) Generation by means of ova. See Generation
Heterogamy - ) That form of alternate Generation in which two kinds of sexual Generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic Generation, alternate; - in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual Generations alternate
Dor haflagah - �the Generation of the division,�) the Generation who constructed the Tower of Babel and as punishment were divided and dispersed throughout the world
Eugenesis - ) The quality or condition of having strong reproductive powers; Generation with full fertility between different species or races, specif. between hybrids of the first Generation
Generation - Besides the common acceptation of this word, as signifying race, descent, lineage, it is used for the history and genealogy of a person, as in Genesis 5:1 , "the book of the Generations of Adam," that is, the history of Adam's creation and of his posterity. So in Genesis 2:4 , "The Generations of the heavens and of the earth," that is, their genealogy, so to speak, the history of the creation of heaven and earth; also in Matthew 1:1 , "The book of the Generation of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the history of his descent and life. "The present Generation" comprises all those who are now alive; "This Generation shall not pass till all be fulfilled," some now living shall witness the even foretold, Matthew 24:34 . "Save yourselves from this untoward Generation," form the punishment which awaits these perverse men, Acts 2:40 . ...
The Hebrews, like other ancient nations, sometimes computed loosely by the fourth Generation thy descendants shall come hither again. " The duration of a Generation is of course very uncertain; indeed, it is impossible to establish any precise limits. It is, however, generally admitted that a Generation in the earliest periods is to be reckoned longer than one in later times. The Greeks regarded a Generation as one-third of a century
Pathogeny - ) That branch of pathology which treats of the Generation and development of disease. ) The Generation, and method of development, of disease; as, the pathogeny of yellow fever is unsettled
Dor - Generation
Generation - As from a father to his son, or from a king to his successor, γενεά, as in the three series of 'fourteen Generations' in Matthew 1:17 , though the same term is applied where names have been omitted. In a much wider sense, as when the Lord said of the unbelieving Jews, "This Generation shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled. As offspring, γέννημα, where there was a moral likeness, as "generation of vipers. Ye are 'a chosen Generation. As signifying perpetuity: God's dominion is 'from Generation to Generation
Moladah - Birth; Generation
Molid - Nativity; Generation
Lod - Nativity; Generation
Hazar-Addar - An imprisoned Generation
Autogenesis - ) Spontaneous Generation
Ahava - Essence; being; Generation
Posterity - ) Succeeding Generations; future times. ) The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest Generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a Generation; descendants; - contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham
Generation - Two Hebrew words are at times translated, “generation. Thus creation, Adam, Noah, Noah's sons, Shem, Terah, Ishmael, the sons of Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, and Jacob each provide a Generation and a structural unit in the Genesis narrative. This started a process by which human Generations would endure as long as the creation Generation endured. Each human Generation lasts from the death of the father through the death of the son. A Generation was a general term for those persons living at a particular time. A Generation did not necessarily have a specific number of years. Genesis 15:13-16 apparently equates 400 years with four Generations, thus 100 years per Generation. Numbers 32:11-13 may reckon a Generation as 60 years, it including people twenty and above and giving them forty more years to die. Or one may interpret this to mean a Generation is the forty years of adulthood between ages 20,60. God promised Jehu his sons would rule to the fourth Generation, apparently meaning four sons ( 2 Kings 10:30 ; 2 Kings 15:12 ). and the fourth Generation Zechariah died about 752 B. The five Generations ruled less than 90 years, while the four sons' Generations ruled about 60 years. This is reducing a Generation to a quite small number. After his tragedies Job lived 140 years and saw four Generations (Job 42:16 ). This would make a Generation about 35 years. Basically, Generation is not a specific number of years but a more or less specific period of time. ) The literal Hebrew expression “generation and Generation” thus means through all Generations or forever (Psalm 49:11 ). Similarly, “to your (his, their) Generations” means forever (Numbers 10:8 ). ...
The Generations come and go (Ecclesiastes 1:4 ). This should establish wisdom on which a present Generation can draw (Deuteronomy 32:7 ). A Generation also represents those who can gather for worship, so that the gathered worship community forms a Generation (Psalm 14:5 ; Psalm 24:6 ; Psalm 73:15 ). The Generations of people change, but God has given His name Yahweh to be remembered through all Generations (Exodus 3:15 ). He is the refuge for all Generations (Psalm 90:1 ). The danger is that a Generation will arise that does not know Yahweh (Judges 2:10 ; compare Psalm 12:1 ). Thus one Generation must tell God's acts and write them down for the next Generation (Psalm 22:30-31 ; Psalm 102:18 NRSV; compare Psalm 79:13 ). God is faithful to a thousand Generations by His very nature (Deuteronomy 7:9 ). His salvation is available through the Generations; that is forever (Isaiah 51:8 ). ...
In the New Testament “generation” refers to a specific contemporary audience. The message of the New Testament can be summarized: “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all Generations, forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:21 NRSV)
Archegony - ) Spontaneous Generation; abiogenesis
Eniture - ) Generation; procreation; birth
Darkon - Of Generation; of possession
Eltolad - The Generation of God
Generation - Dôr (דֹּר, Strong's #1755), “generation. ” This noun belongs to a common Semitic root, which signifies “duration” in East Semitic and “generation” in West Semitic. 6:9: “These are the Generations of Noah [1]: Noah was a just man and perfect in his Generations, and Noah walked with God. ”...
First the concrete meaning of “generation” is the “period during which people live”: “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this Generation” (
The lasting element of God’s covenantal faithfulness is variously expressed with the word dôr: “Thy faithfulness is unto all Generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth” ( Generations”—v. 8); but in view of Israel’s situation, Isaiah petitioned the Lord to manifest His loving strength on behalf of Israel as in the past (literally, “generations forever”—v. The psalmist recognized the obligation of one “generation” to the “generations” to come: “One Generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts” ( Engendrure - ) The act of Generation
Abiogenous - ) Produced by spontaneous Generation
Generation - On the plural GenerationS, Hebrew toledowt , (See GENEALOGY. Rawlinson truly terms "the Generations (genealogy) of the sons of Noah" "the most authentic record we possess for the affiliation of nations" (Journal of the Asiatic Society, 15:230). Generation means also the men of an age: as Isaiah 53:8, "who shall declare His Generation?" i. " In Jeremiah 7:29, "generation of His wrath," i. Also Generation is used with reference to the characteristic disposition of the age, "adulterous," "unbelieving," "untoward" (Matthew 11:16; Matthew 12:39; Matthew 17:17; Acts 2:40). ...
In Luke 16:8, "the children of this world are in respect to their own (so the Greek) Generation (i. in relation to men of their own kind, men of this world) wiser than the children of light," are in respect to their Generation (men of their kind, godly, men of the world to come). In Matthew 3:7 Generation means "brood of vipers. " In Matthew 24:34 "this Generation shall not pass (namely, the Jewish race, of which the Generation in Christ's days was a sample in character; compare Christ's address to the Generation, Matthew 23:35-36, in proof that Generation means at times the whole Jewish race) until all these things be fulfilled," a prophecy that the Jews shall be a distinct people still when He shall come again
Dor hamabul - the Generation destroyed by the Flood...
Enesial - ) Of or relating to Generation
Redia - ) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual Generation. It in turn produces, in the same way, either another Generation of rediae, or else cercariae within its own body
Pudenda - ) The external organs of Generation
Enesiolgy - ) The doctrine or science of Generation
Phytogeny - ) The doctrine of the Generation of plants
Penis - ) The male member, or organ of Generation
Colliquament - ) The first rudiments of an embryo in Generation
Enital - ) Pertaining to Generation, or to the generative organs
Darah - Generation; house of the shepherd or of the companion
Pudic - ) Of or pertaining to the external organs of Generation
Tritozooid - ) A zooid of the third Generation in asexual reproduction
Procreation - ) The act of begetting; Generation and production of young
Enitals - ) The organs of Generation; the sexual organs; the private parts
Generation - Production formation as the Generation of sounds or of curves or equations. Thus we say, the third, the fourth, or the tenth Generation. O faithless and perverse Generation. This is the book of the Generations of Adam
Pudendum - ) The external organs of Generation, especially of the female; the vulva
Heterogenist - ) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous Generation, or heterogenesis
Generation - Beside the common acceptation of this word, as signifying descent, it is used for the history and genealogy of any individual, as "The book of the Generations of Adam," Genesis 5:1 , the history of Adam's creation, and of his posterity. "The Generations of the heavens and of the earth," Genesis 2:4 , is a recital of the creation of heaven and earth. "The book of the Generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David," Matthew 1:1 , is the genealogy of Jesus Christ, and the history of his life. The ancients sometimes computed by Generations: "In the fourth Generation thy descendants shall come hither again," Genesis 15:16 . "Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third Generation," Genesis 50:23 . "A bastard shall not be admitted into the congregation, till the tenth Generation," Deuteronomy 23:2 . Among the ancients, when the duration of Generations was not exactly described by the age of four men succeeding one another from father to son, it was fixed by some at a hundred years, by others at a hundred and ten, by others at thirty-three, thirty, twenty-five, and even at twenty years; being neither uniform nor settled: only, it is remarked, that a Generation is longer as it is more ancient
Atavism - ) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent Generation, after an intermission for a Generation or two
Gibeath-Haaraloth - Joshua used...
traditional flint stone knives rather than more modern metal ones to circumcise the Israelite Generation about to conquer Canaan. A whole Generation had neglected God's commandment and lived as strangers or sojourners in the wilderness. The new Generation forsook the sojourner status with God and became His people through circumcision at the cultic site near Gilgal
Offspring - 1: γέννημα (Strong's #1081 — Noun Neuter — gennema — ghen'-nay-mah ) akin to genao, "to beget," denotes "the offspring of men and animals," Matthew 3:7 ; 12:34 ; 23:33 ; Luke 3:7 , RV, "offspring" (AV, "generation"). See Generation , KIND
Anthropogeny - ) The science or study of human Generation, or the origin and development of man
Vermination - ) The Generation or breeding of vermin
Purulency - ) The quality or state of being purulent; the Generation of pus; also, the pus itself
Metagenesis - Hence, metagenesis involves the production of sexual individuals by nonsexual means, either directly or through intervening sexless Generations. See Alternate Generation, under Generation. ) Alternation of sexual and asexual or gemmiparous Generations; - in distinction from heterogamy
Copulation - The act of coupling the embrace of the sexes in the act of Generation coition
Traducianism - ) The doctrine that human souls are produced by the act of Generation; - opposed to creationism, and infusionism
Tradition - Any kind of teaching, written or spoken, handed down from Generation to Generation
Peleg - A descendant of Shem in the fourth Generation, according to the table of peoples given in Genesis 10:1-32 . In Luke 3:35 he stands a Generation further off through the interpolation of Cainan from the LXX Perigenesis - ) A theory which explains inheritance by the transmission of the type of growth force possessed by one Generation to another
Neshamah kelalit - Nasi HaDor: the comprehensive soul of a Rebbe which is bonded with the souls of all the Jews of his Generation ...
Republicanize - ) To change, as a state, into a republic; to republican principles; as, France was republicanized; to republicanize the rising Generation
Encasement - ) An old theory of Generation similar to embo/tement
Mishna - The beginning of the Mishna goes back to the time of the Machabees; it was delivered orally from Generation to Generation, and could be learned only by constant repetition
Generation - In the long-lived patriarchal age a Generation seems to have been computed at 100 years, (Genesis 15:16 ) comp. from thirty to forty years ( Job 42:16 ) (Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries, (Genesis 6:9 ; Isaiah 53:8 ) posterity , especially in legal formulae, ( Leviticus 3:17 ) etc
Prothallus - ) The minute primary growth from the spore of ferns and other Pteridophyta, which bears the true sexual organs; the oophoric Generation of ferns, etc
Ankh - ) A tau cross with a loop at the top, used as an attribute or sacred emblem, symbolizing Generation or enduring life
Copulation - ) The coming together of male and female in the act of Generation; sexual union; coition
Helkai - ” Priest when Joiakim was high priest one Generation after the return from the Exile under Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:15 )
Copulate - ) To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of Generation
Prolification - ) The Generation of young
Accrementition - ) The process of Generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual from which it proceeds
Abiogenesis - ) The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous Generation; - called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis
Offspring - Propagation Generation
Generation - Generation . ‘Generation’ is used in AV [1] ‘chosen Generation,’ RV Propagable - ) Capable of being propagated, or of being continued or multiplied by natural Generation or production
Offspring - ) The act of production; Generation
Birth - ...
2: γενετή (Strong's #1079 — Noun Feminine — genete — ghen-et-ay' ) "a being born, or the hour of birth" (related to genea, "race, Generation"), is connected with ginomai, "to become, to be born," and is used in John 9:1 . ...
Notes (1) For genesis and gennema see FRUIT , Generation , NATURE
Epigenesis - ) The theory of Generation which holds that the germ is created entirely new, not merely expanded, by the procreative power of the parents
Theogony - ) The Generation or genealogy of the gods; that branch of heathen theology which deals with the origin and descent of the deities; also, a poem treating of such genealogies; as, the Theogony of Hesiod
Eber - The great-grandson of Shem, Genesis 10:21; Genesis 10:24; Genesis 11:14-17; 1 Chronicles 1:19, and the ancestor of Abraham in the seventh Generation
Asogen - ) An apparatus for the Generation of gases, or for impregnating a liquid with a gas, or a gas with a volatile liquid
Perverse - Paul urged Christians to be moral “lights” witnessing to their “crooked and perverse Generation” (Philippians 2:15 ; compare Deuteronomy 32:5 ). Jesus accused His Generation of both faithlessness and perversity (Matthew 17:17 ; Luke 9:41 ; compare Deuteronomy 32:20 )
Crooked - They are a perverse and crooked Generation
Hermas - Some suppose him to have been the author of the celebrated religious romance called The Shepherd, but it is very probable that that work is the production of a later Generation
Digestion - ) Generation of pus; suppuration
Propagation - ) The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of the kind by Generation or successive production; as, the propagation of animals or plants
Chosen - ...
Ye are a chosen Generation, a royal priesthood
Chu'Shan-Rishatha'im - (chief of two governments ), the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel during eight years in the Generation immediately following Joshua
Propagate - ) To cause to continue or multiply by Generation, or successive production; - applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree. ) To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by Generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly
Psatyrians - A sect of Arians who in the council of Antioch, held in the year 360, maintained that the Son was not like the Father as to will; that he was taken from nothing, or made of nothing; and that in God Generation was not to be distinguished from creation
Heterogenesis - ) Spontaneous Generation, so called. ) That method of reproduction in which the successive Generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more Generations; - opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis
Sexual - ) Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual Generation
Froward - ...
They are a very froward Generation, children in whom is no fair
Viper - (Job 20:16; Isaiah 30:6) And the Lord Jesus in the gospel called the children of the evil one a Generation of vipers
Son of God - By Generation, as begotten of God, Luke 1:35 . ...
See article Generation ETERNAL, and books there referred to
Tradition - Something handed down from one Generation to another
Seminal - ) Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of Generation; seminal virtue
Enesis - ) Same as Generation
Genesis - a canonical book of the Old Testament, so called from the Greek γενεσις , genesis, or Generation, because it contains an account of the origin of all visible things, and of the genealogy of the first patriarchs
Ametophyte - ) In the alternation of Generations in plants, that Generation or phase which bears sex organs
Vegetal - ) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, Generation, etc
Generation - Generation, or Generations, "has three secondary meanings in the A
Capernaum - The awful woe which Christ denounced upon the men of this city, in having seen his person, but despised his doctrine, still hangs in equal, or rather increased, terror, over all the Christ despisers of every Generation
Untoward - It occurs in Acts 2:40 ‘this untoward Generation
Noah - (a) (2704-1754 BCE) Tenth Generation descendent of Adam, he and his immediate family were the only ones to remain righteous when all of humankind descended into a state of anarchy and lawlessness
Nahshon - Brother-in-law of Aaron ( Exodus 6:23 ) descendant in the 5th Generation from Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:10 f
Cousin - In the second Generation, they are called second cousins
Zachariah - Thus was fulfilled what the Lord had foretold to Jehu, that his children should sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth Generation, 2 Kings 14:29 ; 15:8-11
Generation, Eternal - The Father is said by some divines to have produced the Word, or Son, from all eternity, by way of Generation; on which occasion the word Generation raises a peculiar idea: that procession which is really affected in the way of understanding is called Generation, because, in virtue thereof, the Word becomes like to Him from whom he takes the original; or, as St. Many have attempted to explain the manner of this Generation by different similitudes; but as they throw little or no light upon the subject, we shall not trouble the reader with them. " These declarations, however opposite they seem, equally respect him as he is the Son; but if his Sonship primarily and properly signify the Generation of his divine nature, it will be difficult, if not impossible, according to that scheme, to make them harmonize. And lastly, it is observed, that thought Jesus be God, and the attributes of eternal existence ascribed to him, yet the two attributes, eternal and son, are not once expressed in the same text as referring to eternal Generation
Sherebiah - (ssheh reh bi' uh) Personal name of uncertain meaning: “Yah gave a new Generation,” “Yah understands,” or “Yah made it hot
Parthenogenesis - It is one of the phenomena of alternate Generation
Faithless - O faithless Generation
Vestige - ) A small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in some past Generation
Descent - ) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a Generation. ) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by Generation; lineage; birth; extraction
Ancestors - ...
If, Generation after Generation, people instruct their children in the knowledge of God, later Generations will benefit from the faith and example of their ancestors. ...
Through their wrong behaviour, people of later Generations can be a disgrace to the memory of their godly ancestors. Although it is true that the sinful ways of one Generation can have lasting bad effects on later Generations (Exodus 20:5; Acts 7:51-52), it is also true that the mercy of God is constantly available to those who submit to him (Exodus 20:6). Those of a former Generation cannot help those of the present, but the living Christ can help all who call on him
Eliezer ben hyrcanus, rabbi - Was embroiled in a halachic dispute with the sages of his Generation, and was excommunicated when he refused to accept the majority opinion
Elioenai - In the seventh Generation from Zerubbabel, contemporary with Alexander the Great, but the Hebrew (1 Chronicles 3:23-24) is probably an error, and Shemaiah, grandfather of Elioenai and father of Neariah, Elioenai's father, is probably Shimei, Zerubbabel's brother
Ammonites - They were held in special loathing by the Hebrews, and, when converted to Hebraism, were barred from the Tabernacle together with their children, even after the tenth Generation
Zooid - ) An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate Generation
Theudas - 33, as of the preceding Generation, Acts 5:36-37 , and therefore not to be confounded with a Theudas of A
Transmission - ) The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one Generation to another
Generation - GENERATION. In OT ‘generation’ is used to render (1) the Heb. ...
(2) The other word in OT (rendered always plural ‘generations’) is תּוֹלְרוֹת. Of the four words rendered ‘generation’ in NT two are unimportant so far as the Gospels are concerned. (1) In 1 Peter 2:9 ‘a chosen Generation,’ γένος ἐκλεκτόν, should be rendered as in RV, ‘an elect race. ) as referring to all the Generations of ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period. ’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). In Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33, Luke 3:7, AV has the phrase ‘generation of vipers
Generation - GENERATION. In OT ‘generation’ is used to render (1) the Heb. ...
(2) The other word in OT (rendered always plural ‘generations’) is תּוֹלְרוֹת. Of the four words rendered ‘generation’ in NT two are unimportant so far as the Gospels are concerned. (1) In 1 Peter 2:9 ‘a chosen Generation,’ γένος ἐκλεκτόν, should be rendered as in RV, ‘an elect race. ) as referring to all the Generations of ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period. ’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). In Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33, Luke 3:7, AV has the phrase ‘generation of vipers
Law, Mendel's - " For example, the offspring of tall and dwarf varieties of crossed sweet peas were of the tall type to the exclusion of the dwarf, the tall trait being known as dominant; while the self-fertilized seeds of the tall Generation produced specimens of each in a definite ratio of 3:1, the temporarily obscured trait, dwarfishness, known as recessive. The Generation which exhibited recessive traits, however, bred pure
Mendel's Law - " For example, the offspring of tall and dwarf varieties of crossed sweet peas were of the tall type to the exclusion of the dwarf, the tall trait being known as dominant; while the self-fertilized seeds of the tall Generation produced specimens of each in a definite ratio of 3:1, the temporarily obscured trait, dwarfishness, known as recessive. The Generation which exhibited recessive traits, however, bred pure
Eneration - ) Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the Generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc. ) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the Generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc
Mount Amalek - And this was the nation concerning whom the Lord sware, that he would utterly put out their name from under heaven, and have war with from Generation to Generation
Crooked - ); it is set in contrast to orthos and euthus, "straight;" (b) metaphorically, of what is morally "crooked," perverse, froward, of people belonging to a particular Generation, Acts 2:40 (AV, "untoward"); Philippians 2:15 ; of tyrannical or unjust masters, 1 Peter 2:18 , "froward;" in this sense it is set in contrast to agathos, "good
Sinai - They spent much of this time in the wilderness regions of the Sinai Peninsular, where the older Generation passed away and a new Generation grew up. It was this new Generation that entered Canaan (Numbers 1:19; Numbers 10:12; Numbers 14:31-34; Numbers 26:63-65)
Lust - God has placed in the organs of Generation a sensual pleasure in order to induce man to do what is necessary for the preservation of the race
Hermaphrodite - ) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of Generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle
Rising - ) Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising Generation
Zelo'Phehad - (1 Chronicles 7:15 ) Zelophehad came out of Egypt with Moses, but died in the wilderness, as did the whole of that Generation
Bastard - To restrain the licentious desires of the heart, Jehovah by an express law fixed a stigma upon the bastard, which was not to be removed till the tenth Generation; and to show that the precept was on no account to be violated, or suffered to fall into disuse, it is emphatically repeated, "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth Generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord,"...
Deuteronomy 23:2
Ministry, the - " This promise implies atransmission of this commission, so that the Ministry should neverdie out, but be continued from Generation to Generation and fromcentury to century, "even to the end of the world
Hizkiah - This would apparently represent men of the next Generation
Lazzaro Spallanzani - His studies of Vesuvius and the volcanos of Sicily and the Lipari Islands are valuable, but his biological work, especially on regeneration, is more important. Proved the falsity of the doctrine of spontaneous Generation of life, and proved the regeneration of matter
Biogenesis - (Greek: bios, life; genesis, Generation) ...
Name for the theory affirming that life originates only from pre-existing life; a fact supported by both reason and experience
Ephraim - " Before Joseph's death, Ephraim's family had reached the third Generation (Genesis 50:23 )
Age - Used to denote the period of a man's life (Genesis 47:28 ), the maturity of life (John 9:21 ), the latter end of life (Job 11:17 ), a Generation of the human race (Job 8:8 ), and an indefinite period (Ephesians 2:7 ; 3:5,21 ; Colossians 1:26 )
Multiplication - ) The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication of the human species by natural Generation
Spallanzani, Lazzaro - His studies of Vesuvius and the volcanos of Sicily and the Lipari Islands are valuable, but his biological work, especially on regeneration, is more important. Proved the falsity of the doctrine of spontaneous Generation of life, and proved the regeneration of matter
Sadducees - They came out to him when on the banks of the Jordan, and he said to them, "O Generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" (Matthew 3:7 . He calls them "hypocrites" and "a wicked and adulterous Generation" (Matthew 16:1-4 ; 22:23 )
Begotten - ' This word is used:...
a, for the natural Generation of mankind, as in Matthew 1 . ...
b, for the, spiritual Generation of the Christian
Benziger, Joseph Charles - The New York branch, now independent of the European house, and managed by the fifth Generation of the family, the three sons of Nicholas C
Joseph Benziger - The New York branch, now independent of the European house, and managed by the fifth Generation of the family, the three sons of Nicholas C
Spies - The Generation whom Moses addressed in Deuteronomy needed to be warned by the fate of their fathers
Reproduce - ) To produce again, by Generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring; as, to reproduce a rose; some animals are reproduced by gemmation
Chushan Rishathaim - ) The Mesopotamian king who oppressed Israel eight years in the Generation succeeding Joshua (Judges 3:8)
Moladah - (moh lay' duh) Place name meaning, “generation
Emmule - ) A bud produced in Generation by gemmation. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many Generations and are then developed
Product - ) Anything that is produced, whether as the result of Generation, growth, labor, or thought, or by the operation of involuntary causes; as, the products of the season, or of the farm; the products of manufactures; the products of the brain
Nation - " ...
Note: For Philippians 2:15 , genea (AV, "nation," RV, "generation"), see AGE
Messiah - The expectations of the Jews were thus kept alive from Generation to Generation, till the "fulness of the times," when Messiah came, "made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law
Adultery - An apostate church is an adulteress (Isaiah 1:21 ; Ezekiel 23:4,7,37 ), and the Jews are styled "an adulterous Generation" (Matthew 12:39 )
Semi-Arians - The Semi-arianism of the moderns consists in their maintaining that the Son was, from all eternity, begotten by the will of the Father; contrary to the doctrine of those who teach that the eternal Generation is necessary
Multiply - To increase in number to make more by natural Generation or production, or by addition as, to multiply men, horses or other animals to multiply evils
Lucianists - They taught, that the Father had been a Father always, and that he had the name even before he begot the Son, as having in him the power and faculty of Generation; and in this manner they accounted for the eternity of the Son
ha'Rim - ) ...
It further occurs in a list of the families of priests "who went up with Zerubbabel and Jeshua," and of those who were their descendants in the next Generation
Maria of Jesus - Concepcionistas...
C/ Vozmediano, 27...
42100 Ágreda (Soria), SPAIN ...
Works The Mystical City of God, the Divine History of the Virgin Mother of God (abridged) ...
Readings Not only was the Word conceived before all these by eternal Generation from the Father, but His temporal Generation from the Virgin Mother full of grace, had already been decreed and conceived in the divine mind. Inasmuch as no efficacious and complete decree of this temporal Generation could exist without at the same time including his Mother, and such a Mother, the most holy Mary, was then and there conceived within that beautiful Immensity, and Her eternal record was written in the bosom of the Divinity, in order that for all the ages it should never be blotted out
Agreda, Maria de - Concepcionistas...
C/ Vozmediano, 27...
42100 Ágreda (Soria), SPAIN ...
Works The Mystical City of God, the Divine History of the Virgin Mother of God (abridged) ...
Readings Not only was the Word conceived before all these by eternal Generation from the Father, but His temporal Generation from the Virgin Mother full of grace, had already been decreed and conceived in the divine mind. Inasmuch as no efficacious and complete decree of this temporal Generation could exist without at the same time including his Mother, and such a Mother, the most holy Mary, was then and there conceived within that beautiful Immensity, and Her eternal record was written in the bosom of the Divinity, in order that for all the ages it should never be blotted out
Mass, Nuptial - It is directed rather to the woman than to the man, that "her marriage may be to her a yoke of peace, and that they may see their children's children, even to the third and fourth Generation
Bastards - Forbidden to enter the Lord's congregation to the tenth Generation, i
Nuptial Mass And Blessing - It is directed rather to the woman than to the man, that "her marriage may be to her a yoke of peace, and that they may see their children's children, even to the third and fourth Generation
Jehu - The Syrians possessed themselves of his eastern frontier, and his dynasty was cut short in the fourth Generation
Begotten - Not in respect to the real meaning of the word itself, either in a natural or spiritual sense, for both are generally understood, but for an higher purpose, It is easy to apprehend what is meant by the term begotten, in natural Generation among men. ) And we no less understand the scriptural meaning of spiritual Generation, in application wholly to God. (See Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:5; John 1:14; Joh 3:16; Joh 18:1; Joh 4:9; Psalms 2:7) And some have supposed, that these expressions refer to the eternal Generation of the Son of God as God. The eternal Generation of the Son of God as God, is declared in Scripture as a most blessed reality; and as such, forms an express article of our faith. We are not called upon to say, how that eternal Generation is formed, any more than we are to tell how Jehovah exists, or how that existence is carried on in an unity of substance, while distinct in a threefold character of person. Had this begetting referred to the eternal Generation of the Son of God as God, how could it be called this day? Eternity is never spoken of as a day in Scripture. So that in the eternal Generation of the Son of God, as the Father is eternal everlasting in his personal character as Father, must the Son be eternal and everlasting in his character as Son. Hence, (according to my view of things) nothing plainer than that in those expressions of the begotten and only begotten of the Father, is not the least reference to the eternal Generation of the Son of God; but those, and the like of Scripture, respect only the person of the Jesus in his character and office of Mediator. The distinction is, in my apprehension, highly important in the exercises of faith, between the eternal Generation of the Son of God as God, and the Son of God as Mediator, begotten to the office mid character of Mediator. "...
See Generation
Son - Besides the application of this term to natural Generation, it is used metaphorically in scripture. ' The thought of 'children' is more of a Generation which is of God
Tradition - Among the Jews, they had certain sayings and opinions supposed to be received from the earliest fathers, and handed down from one Generation to another, which they called traditions
Adult Baptism - "But when in England the Puritans and Anabaptists arose and prevailed,then there grew up a Generation that reached maturity without havingbeen baptized, and then it was that there arose the necessity for"The Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years and ableto answer for themselves
Seed - ) Race; Generation; birth
Within - The object is within my sight within the knowledge of the present Generation within a month or a year
Genealogies - A linear genealogy lists one person in each Generation, usually father, son, grandson, etc. A segmented genealogy lists several people of at least the first Generation and often of following Generations, usually the sons of a father, the children of each son, the children in the next Generation, etc. Descending genealogies begin with a parent and list the following Generations
Nineveh, Ninevites - But the meaning of the explanation which our Lord adds is somewhat obscure: ‘for as Jonah became to the Ninevites a sign, so shall also the Son of Man be to this Generation’ (Lk. Our Lord again addresses the ‘evil Generation. ’ ‘Ninevites (ἄνδρες Νινευεῖται, no article; Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the men of Nineveh’) shall stand up (as witnesses) in the judgment with this Generation and shall condemn it, because they repented in accordance with the message preached by Jonah (εἰς τὸ κήρυγμα Ἰωνᾶ),’ whereas this Generation has not repented though a far greater than Jonah is preaching to it; ‘something greater (πλεῖον, cf
Chushan-Rishathaim - Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies, the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the Generation immediately following Joshua (Judges 3:8 )
Zephaniah - A Kohathite, in the seventh Generation from Levi, 1 Chronicles 6:36
Gamaliel - A celebrated Pharisee in the Generation after Christ, a doctor of the law, and member of the Sanhedrin
Responsive Service - Peter, inhis First General Epistle, writing to the Baptized, says of them,"But ye are a chosen Generation, a royal Priesthood, an holy nation,a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praise of Him whohath called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light
Queen (2) - But the Ninevites, He added, would in the judgment condemn the men of that Generation; for they had repented at the preaching of Jonah, who was a sign to them, while the men of that Generation, He implied, would not repent at the preaching of one greater than Jonah. Then, referring to the celebrated queen, He added: ‘The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this Generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here
Tares - Trench makes the "tares" into degenerate wheat (Parables, 91); sin is not a Generation but a degeneracy
Lamech - Genesis 4:18-24 , a descendant of Cain, in the fifth Generation, and ancestor of numerous posterity distinguished for a skill in agriculture, music, and several mechanic arts
Amalek, Amalekites - They were conquered, and God declared "I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven;" not that they were at once destroyed, but the Lord swore He would have "war with Amalek from Generation to Generation
Tradition - Colossians 2:8 Titus 1:14 , a doctrine, sentiment, or custom not found in the Bible, but transmitted orally from Generation to Generation from some presumed inspired authority
Schools (2) - Catechize the children, let the whole population be taught; especially let the gospel be brought to bear on the rising Generation, and by God's grace John Bull will be free, and his first effort will be to toss the priests and make them fly aloft like Sancho Panza in the blanket
New Age - Paul spoke of his Generation of Christians as those on whom the end of the ages has already come (1 Corinthians 10:11 )
Zared - ) All the Generation of the men of war had passed away by the time they reached Zared, fulfilling Numbers 14:23, that none of them should see the land
Reat - ) Older, younger, or more remote, by single Generation; - often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great-grandson, etc
Seed - Race Generation birth
Gilgal - As God abrogated at Kadesh the covenant, the sons of the rejected Generation were not to receive the covenant rite. The manna and pillar of cloud were not withdrawn, because God would sustain the rising Generation with the prospect of the ban being removed, and of the covenant temporarily suspended being renewed. ...
The sentence was exhausted when they crossed the Zered and entered the Amorites' land (Deuteronomy 2:14; Numbers 21:12-13), when all the sentenced Generation was dead (Numbers 26:63-65). Moses, himself under sentence to die, did not venture on the steppes of Moab to direct the circumcision of the younger Generation without Jehovah's command
Bethuel - Finally, in the next Generation, Rebekah's son, in inquiring after his kindred, asks, "Know ye Laban, the son of Nahor?" the father's name being omitted and the grandfather's substituted (Genesis 29:5)
Descend - ) To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by Generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir
Shallum - Smote Zachariah, son of Jeroboam II, openly before the people (showing that their sympathies were with him), and seized the kingdom (2 Kings 15:9-10), thereby fulfilling the prophecy that Jehu's dynasty should last only to the fourth Generation (2 Kings 10:30)
Scribes - Many woes are proclaimed against them, and they are addressed, "Ye serpents, ye Generation of vipers! how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" Thus these men, who ought to have been examples to others, were publicly denounced because their practice denied what they taught
Noah - In the genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:36) he appears in the ninth Generation after Adam, as in the OT narrative
Brass - This is spoken of as known prior to the flood; and to have been discovered, or at least wrought, as was also iron, in the seventh Generation from Adam, by Tubal-cain: whence the name Vulcan
Doctrine - The immediate disciples of Jesus had the Living Word Himself; the earliest Generation of Christians, the inspired utterances of Apostles and other Spirit-filled men
Noah - In the genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:36) he appears in the ninth Generation after Adam, as in the OT narrative
Obed-Edom - ...
Hear this ye parents, masters of families, and guardians of houses, interested in your own present and everlasting welfare, and that of your young ones of the rising Generation. ...
And what is it now? If that ark was a type of Christ, who are they that may be said to be faithful in the midst of the present perverse and crooked Generation, but they who receive Christ Jesus the Lord into their hearts, and houses, and families, whilst others despise him! Who are the Obed-edoms of the present day, but such as receive Christ Jesus the Lord, and walk in him, and live to him, and rejoice in him, as the Lord our Righteousness! And if there ever was a day of peculiar blessedness, for the manifesting this distinguishing love to Jesus and his cause, surely the present is the one. Oh! for grace, therefore, that while the ark of God, the Christ of God, is shut out of such numberless houses in this adulterous and sinful Generation, many an Obed-edom may yet be found in our British Israel to welcome the Lord Jesus to their hearts, and he, and he alone, be formed there the hope of glory
Thigh - This explains the oath taken by placing the hand under the thigh ( Genesis 24:2 ; Genesis 24:9 ; Genesis 47:29 ), a special sacredness being ascribed to the organs of Generation
Perfection - The Lord JESUS put away sin for every Generation by His own wonderful sacrifice
Tradition - In any society traditions develop as beliefs and practices are handed on from one Generation to the next
Descent - A Generation a single degree in the scale of genealogy distance from the common ancestor
Boil - ) To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the Generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils
Olivet Discourse, the - The sermon is interrupted by the statement, “This Generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Matthew 24:34 ). He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem which took place in that Generation as a foretaste of the final coming
Jeremiah - A man famous in his day and Generation as the Lord's servant, and his memory ever blessed in the church through all ages. ) Blessed is the memory of Jeremiah, and will be in the churches to the latest Generation
Compassion, Merciful - 103:11, 17, where eleos translates both rechem and chesed as “mercy”: “His mercy is on them that fear him from Generation to Generation” (Luke 1:50)
Evolution - ) That theory of Generation which supposes the germ to preexist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; - opposed to epigenesis
Cathari - Besides directly assailing the doctrines and hierarchy of the Catholic Church, the various tenets of the Cathari, as the denial of the value of oaths and of the right to punish, undermined the basis of the Christian State, while its abhorrence of Generation and its commendation of suicide would have meant the extinction of the human race had the Catharist doctrine been triumphant; but by the 14th century it had practically disappeared from France, Germany, and England, while the 15th century saw the disappearance of the heresy in Italy and the Balkan States
Pharisees - On the first notice of them in the New Testament (Matthew 3:7 ), they are ranked by our Lord with the Sadducees as a "generation of vipers
Genesis - , "creation" or "generation," being the name given to it in the LXX
Children - As young people need some guidance and government in their minority, and as there is some peculiar reason to trust the prudence, care, and affection of a parent, preferable to any other person, it is reasonable that children, especially while in their minority, should obey their parents; without which neither the order of families, nor the happiness of the rising Generation could be secured: nevertheless, still supposing that the commands of the parent are not inconsistent with the will of God
Idumaea - By the law of Deuteronomy 23:7-8 they thus became full Jews in the third Generation, though Herod himself was sometimes reproached as a ‘half-Jew’ (Josephus Ant
Condemn - The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this Generation, and shall condemn it
Noah - He was a "just man and perfect in his Generation," and "walked with God" (Compare Ezekiel 14:14,20 ). An interval of one hundred and twenty years elapsed while the ark was being built (6:3), during which Noah bore constant testimony against the unbelief and wickedness of that Generation (1 Peter 3:18-20 ; 2 Peter 2:5 )
Celebrate, Celebration - Exodus 12:14 gives the guidelines: "This is a day you are to commemorate, for the Generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord-a lasting ordinance. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the Generations to come" ( Exodus 12:17 ). ...
The celebration of the Passover was for a perpetual remembrance, to keep alive for future Generations what God had done for the Israelites in redeeming them from bondage in Egypt and guaranteeing freedom for subsequent Generations. This celebration has been passed on from Generation to Generation, and the Haggada, the telling of the story, has become a vital part of the celebration
Rebel - ...
The verb mârâh is at times strengthened by a form of the verb carar (“to be stubborn”): "[5] might not be as their fathers, a stubborn [1] and rebellious [7] Generation; a Generation that set not their heart aright …” ( Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - ...
Eunomius endeavoured to develop Arianism as a formal doctrinal system; starting with the conception of God as the absolute simple Being, of Whom neither self-communication nor Generation can be predicated. A communication of the essence of God, such as that involved in the idea of Generation, would transfer to the Absolute Deity the notions of time and sense. An eternal Generation was to Eunomius a thing absolutely inconceivable. The Generation of the Son of God must therefore have had its beginning, as it must have had its termination, at a definite point of time. This denial of the eternal Generation of the Son involved also the denial of the likeness of His essence to that of the Father, from which the designation of the party, "Anomoean," was derived. Were the Father and the Son equal, the Son must also be unbegotten, a consequence utterly destructive of the fundamental doctrine of Generation and subordination. Such Generation, moreover, Eunomius held to be essentially impossible. He accused them of preaching an unknown God, and even denied their right to be called Christians at all, since without knowledge of God there could be no Christianity; while he denied to those who did not hold his views as to the nature of God and the Generation of the Son the possession of any true knowledge of the Divine Being. He held that Christ had been sent to lead other creatures up to God, the primal source of all existence, as a Being external to Himself, and that believers should not stop at the Generation of the Son, but having followed Him as far as He was able to lead them, should soar above Him, as above all created beings, whether material or spiritual, to God Himself, the One Absolute Being, as their final aim, that in the knowledge of Him they might obtain eternal life
Chronology - , are thus differently given in the Septuagint, the Hebrew, and the Samaritan Pentateuch:...
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Hales takes the long system mainly from the Septuagint account of the patriarchal Generations. Ussher is the representative of the short system, following the Hebrew in the patriarchal Generations, and taking the 480 years as given in 1 Kings 6:1 between the Exodus and the foundation of the temple. For some divine purpose connected with the mystical sense of numbers the Generations are condensed into fourteen (the double of the sacred seven) in each of the three periods, from Abraham to David, from David to the captivity, and thence to Christ. Again, the length of Generations varies: Abraham, at a time when life was so much longer than now, implies a Generation was about 100 years (Genesis 15:16, compare Genesis 15:13), "the fourth Generation" answering to "four hundred years. ...
Abraham probably means (Genesis 15:16), "in the fourth Generation they (i. some of the fourth Generation, allowing 100 years for each Generation) shall come hither again. " There were more than four Generations in fact; thus, in Ruth 4:18, etc. , 1 Chronicles 2:5-6, there are six Generations from Judah to Nahshon, the tribe prince in Moses' time; nine Generations from Joseph to Joshua (1 Chronicles 7:20, etc. Again, Joseph was about 45 years old upon entering Egypt, 92 occupied the rest of his life; then followed, after all Joseph's brethren and that Generation were dead (Exodus 1:6, etc. ...
Thus, there will be 172 years, besides the interval between Joseph's Generation dying and the oppression, and between the beginning of the oppression and the birth of Moses; which may be reasonably set down as 215 in all; which, added to the 215 in Canaan, will yield the 430 years. But it is only the languages with a literature that change slowly; a few years suffice to change completely a language without a literature, wild tribes in a single Generation cannot comprehend one another
Responsibility - If they did, he would punish the children for the idolatry of the fathers "to the third and fourth Generation of those who hate me, " but he would show "love to a thousand Generations of those who love me and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:5 ; Deuteronomy 5:9 ). Likewise, in the wilderness, Moses affirmed that although the Lord is slow to anger, "he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth Generation" (Numbers 14:18 ). During the Babylonian exile, Ezekiel amplified the ramifications of this latter verse, arguing that it was not the sins of the fathers but the sin of his Generation that was being judged
Natural, Naturally - See Generation , NATURE , No
Doctrine - Human teaching about God has to be stated anew for each Generation in the language that Generation speaks. Each Generation must listen to the Word rather than simply depending on the church. We must learn from the church's history and thus use confessions, creeds, and abstracts, to formulate Christian teaching for the present Generation
Obadiah - ]'>[1] is right and he belonged to the sixth Generation after Zerubbabel
Spies - Moses announced that as a punishment for their rebellion they must now wander in the wilderness till a new Generation should arise which would go up and posses the land
Hashabiah - Priest one Generation after the return from Exile (Nehemiah 12:21 )
Age - The people who live at a particular period hence, a Generation and a succession of Generations as, ages yet unborn
Eve - (Jeremiah 31:22) The man of the earth, therefore, Adam and all his race, shall have no hand in this Generation; yea, the womb of the woman only shall be no more than but for the deposit of this Holy Thing
Age - ) The people who live at a particular period; hence, a Generation
Kind - 1: γένος (Strong's #1085 — Noun Neuter — genos — ghen'-os ) akin to ginomai, "to become," denotes (a) "a family," Acts 4:6 , "kindred;" Acts 7:13 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 13:26 , "stock;" (b) "an offspring," Acts 17:28 ; Revelation 22:16 ; (c) "a nation, a race," Mark 7:26 , RV, "race" (AV, "nation"); Acts 4:36 , RV "(a man of Cyprus) by race," AV, "of the country (of Cyprus);" genos does not mean "a country;" the word here signifies "parentage" (Jews had settled in Cyprus from, or even before, the reign of Alexander the Great); Acts 7:19 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 18:2,24 , RV, "by race" (AV, "born"); 2 Corinthians 11:26 , "countrymen;" Galatians 1:14 , RV, "countrymen" (AV, "nation"); Philippians 3:5 , "stock;" 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, "race" (AV, "generation"); (d) "a kind, sort, class," Matthew 13:47 , "kind;" in some mss
Age - ) The people who live at a particular period; hence, a Generation
Manna - "...
The miracle itself was designed to be a standing miracle, for Israel to remember and record in their Generations for ever; hence an omer of it was to be reserved in a pot, and laid up before the Lord for a memorial. Here was a double proof of the miracle; for the manna itself was s perishable and delicate, that if only kept for day, it bred worms and stank; yet, to teach Israel to reverence the Sabbaths, that which we kept for the use of the Sabbath bred no worm nor stank; and the omer of it also which was laid up before the Lord, was preserved pure Generation to Generation
Mordecai - Mordecai knew well that Haman was of that spawn; and what was yet infinitely higher and more important; he knew well, that the Lord had sworn to have war with Amalek, (now changed in name, but not in principle, to the Agagite) from Generation to Generation
Rephidim - This unprovoked aggression of the Amalekites drew down upon them from the Lord the sentence of "war from Generation to Generation," between them and the Israelites, and of final extermination, which was commanded go be written or registered in a book, for a memorial to Joshua and his successors, the judges and kings of Israel, and was carried into execution by Saul, 1 Samuel 15:8 , by David, 1 Samuel 30:17 , and finally accomplished by the Simeonites in Hezekiah's reign, Exodus 17:8-13 ; Deuteronomy 25:17 ; 1 Chronicles 4:43
Beget, Bear, Born - ...
B — 1: γένος (Strong's #1085 — Noun Neuter — genos — ghen'-os ) "a Generation, kind, stock," is used in the dative case, with the article, to signify "by race," in Acts 18:2,24 RV, for the AV, "born. " See COUNTRYMEN , DIVERSITY , Generation , KIND , KINDRED , NATION , OFFSPRING , STOCK
Iniquity - There is also a collective sense in that the one is responsible for the many: “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth Generation of them that hate me” ( Generation, however, was to think that it bore God’s judgment for the “iniquity” of another Generation: “Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live. ...
Serious as “iniquity” is in the covenantal relationship between the Lord and His people, the people are reminded that He is a living God who willingly forgives “iniquity”: “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth Generation” (
Jonah - He replied: ‘An evil and adulterous Generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it [1] but the sign of Jonah the prophet: for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this Generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. has, ‘For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this Generation,’—words which many think refer only to Jonah’s preaching. The reference to Jonah in Matthew 16:4 was obviously made on another occasion; it contains only the words, ‘An evil and adulterous Generation seeketh after a sign
It does not seem possible to pronounce a decided verdict in favour of any one of these hypotheses to the exclusion of the others, though it may he allowed that (3) contains more of difficulty than (1) or (2); and whilst of these latter (2) is perhaps the more attractive, (1) can certainly be held without belittling our Lord’s Divinity or detracting from His authority as a moral and religions Teacher, and without weakening the force of the lessons for all Generations derivable from the use He made of the story of Jonah for the edification and warning of the men of His own day
Haggadah, Halakah - Modern scholars recognize that the halakah is the means by which the written Torah is interpreted to each new Generation
Daniel o'Connell - Unfortunately his health began to fail, the Generation of Young Irelanders was chafing under his prudent discipline; then came the horrors of the Great Famine
Sparrow - Thompson, in speaking of the great numbers of the house-sparrows and field-sparrows in troublesome and impertinent Generation, and nestle just where you do not want them
o'Connell, Daniel - Unfortunately his health began to fail, the Generation of Young Irelanders was chafing under his prudent discipline; then came the horrors of the Great Famine
Eight - ...
ge8 - is the beginning of a new Generation of people on the earth proceeding from Noah and his family
Evil - Having bad qualities of a moral kind wicked corrupt perverse wrong as evil thoughts evil deeds evil speaking an evil Generation
Blood - " It stresses the limitations of humanity; the two are essential elements in man's physical being; "the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ; (b) for human Generation, John 1:13 ; (c) for "blood" shed by violence, e
Race - A Generation a family of descendants
Genesis - The first of the sacred books in the Old Testament; so called from the title given to it in the Septuagint, signifying "the book of a Generation," or production of all things
Star of the Magi - ...
A somewhat more difficult question than that about the appearance of the star is, Why did the wise men connect it with the birth of a king of the Jews? The traditional answer to this question is that there had been handed down from Generation to Generation among the wise men of Babylon a knowledge of Balaam’s prophecy, ‘There shall come forth a star out of Jacob’ (Numbers 24:17 ), and that, when this notable star appeared, it was considered to be the herald of the appearance of a great person
Masora - Accordingly they say, that, when God gave the law to Moses at Mount Sinai, he taught him first the true reading of it; and, secondly, its true interpretation; and that both these were handed down by oral tradition from Generation to Generation, till at length they were committed to writing
Philip the Evangelist - "Who shall declare His Generation?" i. , who can declare the wickedness of His Generation?...
Philip so preached of the fulfillment of prophecy in Jesus that the eunuch believed and was baptized in a stream on the way
Fierceness - They are a ‘faithless and perverse Generation,’ or ‘a wicked and adulterous Generation’ seeking after a visible and tangible sign of spiritual things (Matthew 16:4); they shall lose the Kingdom of God (Matthew 21:43); the heathen of Nineveh shall show themselves better judges of eternal realities (Luke 11:32); there is more hope for Tyre and Sidon (Luke 10:14) or for Sodom and Gomorrah than for the spiritually blind (Matthew 10:15); ‘Ye are of your father the devil’ (John 8:44)
Age - ...
AGE, in chronology, is used for a century, or a period of one hundred years: in which sense it is the same with seculum, and differs from Generation. ...
Age is sometimes used among the ancient poets in the same sense as Generation, or a period of thirty years
Leprosy - Bad nutrition and insanitary conditions are favorable to its Generation and propagation, and it is endemic in certain localities, as parts of Africa, Arabia, China, Japan, India, Italy, Spain, etc
Moses - Only a few can be enumerated here: The Passage of the Red Sea and the Canticle of Moses (Exodus 14-15); the Manna (16); the promulgation of the Law on Mount Sinai (19-31); the many revolts of the people, who are saved each time by the intervention of their leader (Exodus 16; Numbers 13-14,21); the march from Mount Sinai to Cades, and the stay at Cades for 38 years during which the present Generation is condemned never to enter the Promised Land (Numbers 10-20); Moses himself is excluded from it because of his lack of confidence at the "Waters of Contradiction" (ib
Numbers, Book of - ...
The period comprehended in the history extends from the second month of the second year after the Exodus to the beginning of the eleventh month of the fortieth year, in all about thirty-eight years and ten months; a dreary period of wanderings, during which that disobedient Generation all died in the wilderness
Ammonite - They showed no kindness to the Israelites when passing through their territory, and therefore they were prohibited from "entering the congregation of the Lord to the tenth Generation" (Deuteronomy 23:3 )
Now - ...
If there were any such thing as spontaneous Generation, a new species would now and then appear
Alpha And Omega - the Eternal, the Contemporary of every Generation
Cain - His descendants are enumerated to the sixth Generation
Gate - This may mean either the powers of hell, or invisible spirits; or simply death,—the church shall be replenished by living members from Generation to Generation, so that death shall never annihilate it
Wanderings in the Wilderness - When that Generation of military died, the camp of Israel again was mobilized for the assault on Canaan. Many scholars therefore conclude that Numbers 33:1 is a combined compilation of place names that are related to pre-Mosaic infiltration from Egypt to Canaan by way of the King's Highway, the place along the second route around Edomite-Moabite territory followed by the Moses/Joshua-led contingent and all those places visited by the Israelites during those 38 punitive years of desert wanderings when like the nomads of every Generation they sought water and pasturage for their flocks within that hostile arid environment of the Sinai
Firstborn - "Only begotten" marks His relation to the Father by Generation from everlasting. ...
He was "begotten" of the Father to a new life at His resurrection (the day when the Father fulfilled Psalms 2:7 according to Acts 13:33; Romans 1:4) which is His "regeneration"; so He is "the Prince-leader (archeegos ) of life. " "Regeneration," begun in the soul now, will extend to the body at the resurrection of the saints; and to nature, now groaning under the curse (Matthew 19:28; Luke 20:36; 1 John 3:2; Romans 8:11; Romans 8:19; Romans 8:23). As Christ is "the firstfruits," earnest and pledge of the coming resurrection, so believers are "a kind of first-fruits," a pledge and earnest of the ultimate regeneration of creation. ...
As He is first begotten by Generation from everlasting, so believers by adoptions, "begotten again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible," etc
Chronicles, Theology of - Third, Chronicles shows that reversals in Israel's fortunes could and did take place from Generation to Generation. Therefore, each Generation of the people, although tending to follow the model of their leaders, share in the responsibility for their state of affairs. The manner in which Chronicles portrays each king and his Generation as self-contained units displays a different perspective. In Chronicles' representation of reality, reversals of negative or positive situations can take place within a given reign or Generation, even more than once. Through the selection and arrangement of Israel's traditions, a stereotypical portrayal of characters, and the presentation of David and Solomon as model kings, Chronicles invites the reader to evaluate each Generation of the past in order to understand why things happened as they did
Didymus, Head of the Catechetical School - From the blame and punishment attached to evil, he infers that Satan and his followers are not evil by nature; he discusses the terms "by nature children of wrath" (which he understands to mean "really children of wrath"), "children of this world," "son of perdition," "generation of vipers," with the aim of shewing that they do not contravene the great moral facts of free will and responsibility. He also asserts the transmission of original sin: a Saviour born by ordinary Generation would have incurred the sin entailed on Adam's whole posterity. He is very earnest, almost in the style of the "Athanasian Creed," on the co-equality of the Divine Hypostases (he uses that term in the sense which the younger Generation of Catholics had adopted since the earlier days of the Arian strife)
Copper - Seth's race was less distinguished for advancement in arts and luxuries than Cain's race, which was wise in their Generation; but the truest civilization is that which develops man's moral and highest nature; in this respect Seth's descendants were far superior, walking in recognition of conscience and of the providence and grace of God
Foundation - Foundation serves as a metaphor for the initial preaching of the Gospel (Romans 15:20 ; Hebrews 6:1-2 which outlines the foundational topics), for the apostles and prophets as the first Generation of preachers ( Ephesians 2:20 ; compare Revelation 21:14 ,Revelation 21:14,21:19 ); and for Christ as the content of preaching (1618416808_2 )
Pollute - Perhaps the writer is simply saying that in contrast to the apparent non-Godfearing attitude expressed by Cain, the Generation beginning with Seth and his son Enosh was known for its God-fearing way of life
Miraculous Conception - By this is meant, that the human nature of Jesus Christ was formed, not in the ordinary method of Generation, but out of the substance of the Virgin Mary, by the immediate operation of the Holy Ghost
Life - ) The state of being which begins with Generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; - used of all animal and vegetable organisms
Moabites - On the approach of Israel from Egypt, the Moabites acted with great inhumanity, Numbers 22:1-24:25 Deuteronomy 2:8-9 ; and though God spared them from conquest, he excluded them and their seed even to the tenth Generation form the peculiar privileges of his people, Deuteronomy 23:3-6
Leontius, Priest And Martyr of Armenia - Lazarus himself wrote in the following Generation, and his position gave him access to the best authorities, which he describes, especially assuring his readers that he faithfully reports the last words of the martyrs
Amalekites - "Because the hand of Amalek is against the throne of Jehovah, therefore Jehovah will have war with Amalek from Generation to Generation
Book - ...
Book of the Generation, is used in Genesis 5:1 Matthew 1:1 , in the sense of a genealogical record. See Generation
Deuteronomy - During this time the adults died and a new Generation grew up (cf. Moses’ repetition of the law for this new Generation is recorded in the book called Deuteronomy (from two Greek words, deuteros, meaning ‘second’, and nomos, meaning ‘law’)
Joshua the Son of Nun - God announced that Israel would therefore remain in the wilderness for the next forty years, till all those currently over twenty years of age (except Joshua and Caleb) had died, and a new Generation had grown up (Numbers 13:1-16; Numbers 14:6-10; Numbers 14:26-30). ...
Conqueror of Canaan...
Forty years later, when the new Generation was ready to enter Canaan, Moses appointed Joshua as his divinely chosen successor (Numbers 27:18-22; Deuteronomy 31:14; Deuteronomy 34:9)
Sign - It is Jonah’s preaching that is probably referred to when Jesus speaks of him as a sign to his Generation ( Matthew 12:39 )
Azariah - about one Generation elder than Joash. After Azariah in that genealogy are six Generations, ending with Elishama; and from Joash to Hezekiah also six; therefore Elishama was contemporary with Hezekiah
God of the Fathers - Likewise, in the Old Testament, “God of thy fathers” or “God of our fathers” functions to link the author's Generation to the God of earlier Generations, especially with reference to the promises to the patriarchs (Deuteronomy 1:11 , Deuteronomy 1:21 ; Deuteronomy 4:1 ; Deuteronomy 6:3 ; Deuteronomy 12:1 ; Deuteronomy 26:7 ; Deuteronomy 27:3 )
Increase - Generation
Woman - , that He was not born through the natural process of ordinary Generation, but was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - The Old Testament begins with "Genesis" ("generation"); so also the New Testament begins with the genesis ("generation," Matthew 1:1) of Jesus Christ
Age - , a period ordinarily occupied by each successive Generation, say, of thirty or forty years, Acts 14:16 ; 15:21 ; Ephesians 3:5 ; Colossians 1:26 ; see also, e. In Ephesians 3:21 genea is combined with aion in a remarkable phrase in a doxology: "Unto Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, unto all Generations for ever and ever (wrongly in AV 'all ages, world without end'). See Generation , NATION , TIME
Babylon - Even before Babylon reached the summit of its glory, Isaiah prophesied: "Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah: It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from Generation to Generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there; but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there
Bible - During this time most adults of the rebellious Generation died and a new Generation grew up. When the time drew near to enter Canaan, Moses repeated, and in some ways expanded and up-dated, the law for the new Generation
Doctrine - The first Generation of believers confessed apostolic teaching about the significance of the life of Christ
Maranatha - It was rather a watchword of the earliest Christian community, embodying the thought in the form of a prayer that the ‘Parousia,’ or Second Advent of the Lord, might soon be consummated, in accordance with the ardent expectations current in the first Generation
Rebekah - Bethuel's daughter, Laban's sister, Isaac's wife (Genesis 25:21-23; Genesis 22:24), Rebekah, the grand-daughter of Abraham's brother, marries Isaac, Abraham's son; it is an undesigned coincidence with probability that Isaac was the son of Abraham's and Sarah's old age (Genesis 18:12), and so, though of a Generation earlier than Rebekah, yet not so much her senior in years
Statute - Thus, the everlasting statute through all Generation is given
Arm - ...
The arm is frequently a symbol of strength, both of man (1 Samuel 2:31) and of God (Psalm 71:18): "Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed thy strength unto this Generation, and thy power to every one that is to come
Israel in Egypt - A much shorter period is implied in Genesis 15:16 , which says of Israel in Egypt that "in the fourth Generation they shall come hither again;" and if we turn to Exodus 6:16-20 we find exactly four Generations, thus:...
Jacob's son Levi. Now if we reckon that at that time a man had his first son when he was forty years of age, there would have been ten Generations in four hundred years. Is this a greater number than could be the descendants of those who entered Egypt? This may be reckoned in two ways: if we deduct thirteen from the seventy (for the family of Levi and for those who could not be called heads of families at that time) Deuteronomy 10:22 , the result gives fifty-seven heads of families; and if each had 14 children,...
In one Generation there would be 798...
In the second 11,172...
In the third 156,408...
In the fourth 2,189,712...
To reckon fourteen children to each may seem a large number, but it must be remembered that there was the plurality of wives, and scripture speaks of their multiplying exceedingly
Edom - From Generation to Generation it shall lie waste, none shall pass through it for ever and ever. And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line; they shall possess it for ever, from Generation to Generation shall they dwell therein," ...
Isaiah 34:5 ; Isaiah 34:10-17 . From Generation to Generation it shall lie waste," &c. Judea, Ammon, and Moab, exhibit so abundantly the remains and the means of an exuberant fertility, that the wonder arises in the reflecting mind, how the barbarity of man could have so effectually counteracted for so many Generations the prodigality of nature
Mishnah - ...
Development According to the Mishnah itself, oral tradition and its teachings goes all the way back to Moses himself who received the halakah from God on Sinai and passed it on to subsequent Generations. First, the teachings of previous Generations is regarded as important in setting oral law. The Mishnah frequently preserved contrary opinions, While it usually resolves the matter on one side or the other, the preservation in the tradition also allows for reconsideration by later Generations. From Generation to Generation certain rabbis are considered to be of particular importance in establishing the halakah. An earlier Generation of Christian scholars tended to see the Mishnah as descriptive of the practices of Judaism in Palestine during Jesus' life
Joshua, Theology of - It could be passed on from Generation to Generation as a means of preserving the wealth of the family and as a means of integrating the life, livelihood, and faith of each new Generation with those preceding it. This is supplemented by God's continual leadership and provision for the present Generation in bringing them through the kingdoms east of the Jordan River, in enabling them to cross the Jordan, and in waging war on their behalf so that they can occupy the land. God's gracious gift of the land and his provision for the people as their leader and guide bear witness to later Generations of divinely willed leadership for Israel and of how the faithful fulfillment of the covenant could bring upon God's people all the blessings involved in their occupation of the land
Last - ...
'Achăryôn connotes “future,” or something that is yet to come: “… So that the Generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land …” ( Balaam - Peter described his Generation of false leaders as those with eyes full of adultery, who never stop sinning by seducing the unstable
Gospel - By the earliest Generation of Christians the oral teaching was the main thing regarded; men told what they had heard and seen, or what they had received from eye-witnesses
Gibeonites - ...
God remembers the sins of the fathers upon the children, and vindicates His righteousness as Ruler of the nations by making an entail of curse go down from one Generation to another for the unexpiated guilt of bloodshed and violation of covenants
House - ...
Deuteronomy 25:10 (a) The type here is used to describe a family or the line of Generation. In quite a number of places throughout the Scriptures the word "house" is used as a reference to a family in various Generations, or to a nation
Genealogy - In Hebrew the term for genealogy or pedigree is "the book of the Generations;" and because the oldest histories were usually drawn up on a genealogical basis, the expression often extended to the whole history, as is the case with the Gospel of St. Matthew, where "the book of the Generation of Jesus Christ" includes the whole history contained in that Gospel. The same principle must be borne in mind in interpreting any particular genealogy Again, when a pedigree was abbreviated, it would naturally specify such Generations as would indicates from what chief houses the person descended
Joel - On this theory the most likely time of writing is either 520-510 BC, after the ministry of Haggai and Zechariah and the rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple (Ezra 5:1-2; Ezra 5:15), or about 400 BC, a Generation or so after the reforms of Ezra and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 8:1-3; Nehemiah 8:9; Nehemiah 13:30)
Bone - ...
Matthew 23:27 (a) These bones represent the old dead traditions of Israel which were worthless and useless as a means of godliness, but which were handed down from Generation to Generation for strict observance
John the Baptist - He denounced the Sadducees and Pharisees as a "generation of vipers," and warned them of the folly of trusting to external privileges (Luke 3:8 )
Serve - 3, is translated "to serve" in Acts 13:36 ; there is a contrast intimated between the service of David, lasting for only a Generation, and the eternal character of Christ's ministry as the One who not having seen corruption was raised from the dead
Rehoboam - After three days, having consulted with a younger Generation of courtiers that had grown up around him, instead of following the advice of elders, he answered the people haughtily (6-15)
Procession of the Holy Ghost - ...
We can no more explain the manner how the Spirit proceeds from the Father, than we can explain the eternal Generation and hypostatical union of the two natures of the Son
Bear - Other nouns built on the verb yalad include yaldah (“girl”; 3 times), yalid (“son” or “slave”; 3 times), yillod (“newborn”; 5 times), walad (“child”; once), ledah (“bringing forth” or “birth”; 4 times), moledet (“offspring, kindred, parentage”; 22 times), and toledot (“descendants, contemporaries, Generation, genealogy, record of the family”; 39 times)
Dancing - I cannot dismiss this article without adding, that it were devoutly to be wished every parent of the rising Generation would seriously consider to what danger of seduction they are preparing their little ones, when sending them forth to the dance
Caleb - ...
When, forty years later, a new Generation had grown up and the people were about to enter Canaan, Moses appointed one leader from each of the twelve tribes to assist the new leader Joshua and the high priest Eleazar in the division of the land
Circumcision - Its significance is, the cutting the outside flesh of the organ of Generation denotes corruption as inherent in us from birth, and transmitted by our parents, and symbolizes our severance from nature's defilement to a state of consecrated fellowship with God. "The reproach of Egypt" was the taunt of the Egyptians that God brought them into the wilderness to slay them (Numbers 14:13-16; Deuteronomy 9:23-28); which reproach lay on them so long as they were in danger of being "cut off" in the wilderness as uncircumcised, but was rolled off the younger Generation by their circumcision at Gilgal
Ointment - In many cases, the formula for these ointments and perfumes was a professional secret, handed down from Generation to Generation
Sermon on the Mount - Jesus did not teach by quoting the traditions passed down from Generation to Generation as other rabbis did
Zephaniah, Theology of - The book perhaps also underscores Zephaniah's piety by showing his genealogy of four Generations going back to Hezekiah (1:1), another godly king of Judah, who was also an ancestor of Josiah. As Israel's history reminded her, and as we need to preach today, there is no second-generation child of God. Faithful ancestors do not assure including the next Generation in the covenant
Friends Friendship - Among the first Generation of Christians the glow of love was cast, over all the old relationships of life, and family and friendly associations alike were sublimated in the sense of belonging to the household of God. The greatest of that Generation might indeed have said of himself, as Myers has said of him in his St
Apostle - Realizing that they had a specific ministry to the people of that Generation, the apostles tried to maintain a unit of twelve personal associates of Jesus as the basis of the new community. ...
The apostles did not pass their office on to the next Generation
Archaeology - Throughout human history, each Generation has left behind all sorts of objects that enable people of later Generations to learn about life in former times. When a town was destroyed, whether by conquest, earthquake, storm or flood, the usual practice for the new Generation of builders was simply to level off the ruins and build on top of the flattened rubble and dirt
Vengeance - Mendenhall, The Tenth Generation
Jude, the Book of - This is because the content of the faith is clearly fixed (Jude 1:3 ) and the congregation is comprised of second-generation Christians (Jude 1:17 )
Instruction - The church is called to retell the story of Jesus in every Generation
Deluge - ...
The cause of this judgment was the corruption and violence that filled the earth in the ninth Generation from Adam. "Noah was a just man and perfect in his Generations
Heredity - But the Bible never commits itself to a theory of the Generation or procreation of the spirit, which is apparently given by God to each individual ( Genesis 2:7 ; Genesis 7:22 , Job 33:4 ) constitutes the personality (‘life’ 2 Samuel 1:9 , ‘soul’ Numbers 5:6 ), and is withdrawn at death ( Ecclesiastes 12:7 )
Abijah - "Daughter" in Scripture often means granddaughter, a Generation being skipped
Book (2) - In Matthew 1:1 ‘The book of the Generation of Jesus Christ’ means simply the record of, or writing about, the genealogy of Jesus
Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon - None of the nation were to be allowed to enter the congregation of Israel to the tenth Generation, that is, for ever
Philippians, Epistle to the - This was in order that, in the complete abnegation of self, as to the state of their minds, by the death of Christ, they might by God's power be manifest as a divine Generation (children of God), occupying collectively the place which Christ had occupied in the world — lights in the world, holding forth the word of life
Book - , "the kings of Judah," 1 Kings 14:19; 1 Kings 14:29; "book of the Generation," or the genealogical records, Genesis 5:1; Matthew 1:1
Enoch - The cloud of witnesses which the Apostle has produced of Old Testament worthies, all bore, in their respective Generations, their testimony to this great doctrine, in opposition to the atheism or theism, and gross idolatry, which prevailed around them. All the patriarchs are celebrated for their faith in this great truth, and for preserving this principle of religion in the midst of a corrupt Generation
Only Begotten - It suggests relationship indeed, but must be distinguished from Generation as applied to man
Zion or Sion - " "Walk about Zion, and go round about her; tell the towers thereof; mark ye well her bulwarks; consider her palaces, that ye may tell it to the Generation following:" "The kings were assembled, they passed by together; they saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hasted away," Psalm 48:2,12,13
Condemn - For instance, Jesus said the men of Nineveh would condemn His own unrepentant Generation (Matthew 12:41 ); James warned the brethren that teachers were subject to greater criticism (James 3:1 ); and Paul urged Titus to use healthful speech in his teaching to avoid criticism (Titus 2:8 )
Family - They extend beyond the immediate family to those of the former Generation who may no longer be able to support themselves
Inheritance - ...
The inheritance passed from one Generation to the next through the male descendants, though if there were no sons, it could be shared among the daughters
Theodotus of Byzantium - The influence of Theodotus did not extend much beyond his own Generation; later church writers appear to have only known him from the two nearly contemporary authorities we have named
Exodus - It clearly shows the accomplishment of the divine promises and prophecies delivered to Abraham: that his posterity would be numerous, Genesis 15:5 17:4-6 46:27 Numbers 1:1-3,46 ; and that they should be afflicted in a land not their own, whence they should depart in the fourth Generation with great substance, ...
Genesis 15:13-16 Exodus 12:40-41 . From their breaking up at Rameses, to their arrival on the confines of the promised land, there was an interval of forty years, during which one whole Generation passed away, and the whole Mosaic law was given, and sanctioned by the thunders and lightnings of Sinai. The people murmured, and were directed by Jehovah to turn back and wander in the desert, until the carcasses of that Generation should all fall in the wilderness, Numbers 14:25
Winter - The designation ‘Wisdom of God,’ or simply ‘Wisdom,’ is sometimes applied to the Spirit of God as manifest in creation and redemption, in the illumination of the mind and regeneration of the soul. All other occurrences of the word or connected idea in the discourses stand more or less closely related with one of two incidents: (1) Jesus’ denunciation of the faithless Generation which rejected for opposite reasons both the Baptist’s mission and His own (Matthew 11), or (2) His denunciation of the scribes who blasphemed the Spirit of God whereby He wrought, demanding a sign from heaven (Matthew 12:22-45). In this further denunciation, not of the scribes but still of ‘this evil and adulterous Generation,’ Jesus declares that it will fare worse than the Ninevites; for, while these repented at the warning of Jonah, this Generation has rejected a greater warning (i. It is condemned also by the Queen of the South, because she came to hear ‘the wisdom of Solomon,’ whereas this Generation has rejected a more gracious appeal (πλεῖον = ‘a greater matter,’ i. A concluding parable (Matthew 12:43-45 = 1618416808_62) likens ‘this evil Generation,’ with its Pharisaic mania purifica, to ‘a house swept and garnished’ which becomes the abode of demons, because inhospitable to the Spirit of God
Flesh - It is further employed, just as in the OT (Genesis 29:14; Genesis 37:27), to denote relationship due to natural origin through the physical fact of Generation. Paul’s presentation of it comes in the case of fallen man through natural inheritance-all mankind descending from Adam ‘by ordinary Generation’-and is therefore characterized as ‘flesh’; while the life of holiness, as a gift of the Divine Spirit, is described as ‘spirit’ with reference to its source
Daniel, Book of - All agree that prophecy is both exhortation of a present Generation to faithfulness and painting of a future hope. ...
A second stance emphasizes Daniel's relationship to other apocalyptic literature in which writers often use the names of ancient heroes to describe history long past to bring a message to a present Generation facing extreme persecution. The author used contemporary methods of interpreting the prophecies of Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and others to give hope to his Generation when many Jews were seeking favor with the Syrian government of Antiochus by adopting a Hellenistic life-style and ignoring Jewish traditions
Simple, Simplicity - That wicked Generation forms the background (Luke 11:29). Then to the thronging multitudes He points out the sin of that Generation (Luke 11:29). Over against these worldly ‘wise and understanding’ people Jesus sets the ‘babes’—those who, less wise in their Generation than the children of the world (cf
Gospel - These societies stressed the importance of telling and remembering their traditions from one Generation to another. They often wrote out of the fear of what would happen if their nation was defeated or destroyed and no one was left to transmit orally the living traditions to the next Generation. From a historical perspective, persecution may have strengthened the spirit of the early church, but that first Generation of Christians felt their very existence was threatened. The second crisis involved the passing away of the Generation of people who had actually seen Jesus in the flesh, heard His teachings, and witnessed His miracles. Therefore, the death of members of the original Generation of Christians was viewed as a potential break in their linkage to the historical roots of their faith. Responding to the crises around them, they wanted to preserve the gospel message in an accurate form for believers who would follow in future Generations
Lives of Christ - One of the most useful of a number of French Lives which appeared in the following Generation was that of Louis Veuillot, the famous publicist
Ezra - The final completion of the canon may have been, and probably was, the work of a later Generation; but Ezra seems to have put it much into the shape in which it is still found in the Hebrew Bible
Zechariah - It begins with a preface (1:1-6), which recalls the nation's past history, for the purpose of presenting a solemn warning to the present Generation
Sin (2) - Sin is a degeneracy from original good, not an original existence, creation, or Generation; not by the Creator's action, but by the creature's defection (Ecclesiastes 7:29)
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From such play Jesus drew a description of the Generation which had listened to John the Baptist and Himself (Matthew 11:17, Luke 7:32)
Serpent - In Matthew 23:33 Jesus employs both words to describe the Pharisees—ὄφεις, γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, ‘serpents, offspring [1] of vipers’ (cf
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Jehu was commended for carrying out the will of God in exterminating the house of Ahab, and Jehovah said to him that his children to the fourth Generation should sit upon the throne
Revela'Tion of st. John, - the Revelation) was seen no very long time ago, but almost in our own Generation, at the close of Domitian's reign
Serpent - In Matthew 23:33 Jesus employs both words to describe the Pharisees—ὄφεις, γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, ‘serpents, offspring [1] of vipers’ (cf
Deuteronomy, the Book of - Moses used Israel's immediate past history to teach the present Generation of Israelites the importance of trusting God. Now the new Generation of Israelites stood on the borders of the Promised Land. Moses was convinced that only through a renewed relationship with God could the new Generation of Israelites hope to succeed under Joshua's leadership in possessing the land
Mary - " (Isaiah 7:14) Now observe the expression conceive: not a conception, as in the ordinary way of Generation, in our fallen race; for this is by corrupt and sinful creatures; and therefore David very properly saith, "in sin did my mother conceive me. It was a conception of the Virgin, not a Generation. But in the instance of the human nature Of Christ, begotten as it was by the overshadowing power of God the Holy Ghost, Christ is very properly, by way of distinction, called that holy thing, (not that holy person, but thing) to imply a conception without a Generation
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In our own day it has become possible to study this subject as no previous Generation has ever had the opportunity of doing. The various Apocalypses in particular exerted an immense influence upon the Generation to which our Lord belonged, and much of their language and ideas can be traced in the pages of the Gospels. For instance, in Luke 11:29-30 our Lord says that no sign shall be given to the men of His own Generation save the sign of Jonah; ‘for even,’ He adds, ‘as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this Generation … the men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this Generation and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here. , above referred to, there is added to the reference to Noah a reference to the history of Lot, and the fate of Sodom and the Cities of the Plain is again referred to by our Lord when He utters His judgment upon the Generation that rejected Him, and declares that in the Final Judgment it shall be more tolerable for Sodom than for them (Matthew 10:15; Matthew 11:24, Luke 10:12). The conclusion of the passage speaks of the judgment that is to come upon the men of that Generation for all the blood shed on the earth, from that of ‘Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar
Papias - A man so situated, and with a passion for first-hand information as to Christ’s teaching, had special chances of intercourse with such disciples of the first Generation (‘elders’ he calls them) as visited or worked in Asia, so far as his youth or early manhood overlapped their later years. ]'>[1] which was perhaps meant to lower the authority of both Gospels (since Mark also had Jewish features of the kind in question), Papias cites a tradition derived from a man of the first Christian Generation, ‘the Elder’ (? John, see below), as he styles him—...
‘And this the Elder used to say: Mark, indeed (μέν), having been Peter’s interpreter, wrote down with accuracy, yet not in order, everything he bore in mind—the things, namely, either said or done by the Christ (or Lord). His one object being to reach the true meaning of Him who was the Truth incarnate, he has no false shame in supporting his own ‘interpretation’ by such authoritative traditions as he had collected in years gone by—traditions derived from the men of the first Christian Generation, particularly personal disciples of the Master Himself. Much depends on the relation of the clause, ‘But if haply one also who had been a companion of the Elders (= the worthies of the first Generation, e. Not only does Irenaeus regard it as the work of ‘a primitive worthy’ (ἀρχαῖος ἀνήρ), but Eusebius himself classes Papias with Polycarp, Ignatius, Clement (in this order), and others of the next Generation after the Apostles (iii. * Tradition (2) - From being thus first of all the act of transmission, it becomes in the next place the thing transmitted, and finally a whole body of narratives or teachings passed from Generation to Generation
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"It (the perverse and crooked Generation) hath corrupted itself before Him (Isaiah 1:4), they are not His children but their blemish," i. The doctrine of regeneration or newborn sonship to God by the Spirit is fully developed in the New Testament (John 1:12-13; John 3:3; John 3:5; 1 John 3:1-3; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5-6). The Son of God, Antitype to Israel, is co-equal, co-eternal, co-essential (consubstantial) with the Father; by eternal Generation (Colossians 1:15), "begotten far before every creature" (Greek), therefore not a creature
Scribes - The scribes, therefore, who lived after the time of Simon the Just, in order to give weight to their various interpretations of the law, at first pretended that they also were founded upon tradition, and added them to the opinions which Ezra had established as authentic; and in process of time it came to be asserted, that when Moses was forty days on Mount Sinai, he received from God two laws, the one in writing, the other oral; that this oral law was communicated by Moses to Aaron and Joshua, and that it passed unimpaired and uncorrupted from Generation to Generation, by the tradition of the elders, or great national council, established in the time of Moses; and that this oral law was to be considered as supplemental and explanatory of the written law, which was represented as being in many places obscure, scanty, and defective
Only- Begotten - But they did not at first adopt the technical word ‘generation’ for the communication of the Divine essence to the Son. 7) that our Lord was ‘generate and ingenerate’ (γεννητὸς καὶ ἀγέννητος)-generate, that is, in His humanity, and ingenerate in His Divinity; ‘generation’ as used by Ignatius has an earthly sense, whereas by the time of Justin and Tatian it had acquired a heavenly one (cf
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Although God made a covenant with the fathers, the Generation of the exodus was required to enter into a covenant with him as well. About forty years later the children of the Generation of the exodus renewed this covenant (Deuteronomy 27-30 ). The covenant entered into by these two Generations of Israelites, unlike the covenant made with the fathers, was to be conditional on their obedience. Unfortunately, rebellion in the wilderness made the fulfillment of the promises given to the fathers impossible for the Generation of the exodus ( Numbers 14:23,30 ; 32:11 ; Deuteronomy 1:35 ); not surprisingly, in Deuteronomy the next Generation is advised as to the conditionality of its standing (6:18; 11:8-9; 30:19-20; cf. God as merciful made unconditional promises to Abraham and his descendants, but God as righteous demanded obedience to the Torah as the condition for the realization of these promises for each Generation
Aristion (Aristo) - The disciples (including James) of the Lord Himself are the first Generation of traditores. The group next mentioned, ‘Aristion and the Elder John,’ are distinguished expressly and implicitly as belonging to a subsequent Generation. On the other hand, great difficulty and dispute are caused by the descriptive clause attached in most texts to his name and that of John the Elder, because it is identical with that by which the Apostles are appropriately designated as traditores of the first Generation; whereas the distinctions already noted, especially the contrast of tense τί εἶπεν—ἅτε λέγουσιν, make it certain that Papias did not regard Aristion and the Elder John as belonging to this group. ἀνέκρινον λόγους as an ellipsis: ‘I would inquire the utterances of the Elders (reporting) what Andrew or Peter … had said,’ because ‘Elder’ is then used consistently throughout the paragraph for traditor of the post-Apostolic Generation (cf. ) to make the distinction of the Apostolic from the post-Apostolic Generation, but only of the two homonymous individuals, John the Apostle and John the Elder. This would largely explain the strange error of Irenaens in taking Papias to belong to a Generation even earlier than Polycarp (‘some of them saw not only John but other Apostles also, and heard these same things from them and testify [5] these things’)
Virgin Birth - It is quite clear that Jesus was popularly looked upon by His contemporaries as Joseph’s son by natural Generation. [5] 522) is accepted, that μονογενοῦς (John 1:14), ‘from its position in the Prologue, and from its form as a composite of γίγνεσθαι, must refer not to the eternal Generation of the Son of God, but to the human birth of the Son of Man’ (cf. ’ Here natural Generation by a human father is denied and excluded in the most categorical manner. Even if this reading be not accepted, it is a pertinent question to ask: ‘Why the elaboration of the theme, above all why the θελήματος ἀνδρός, unless he [6] has in mind the supernatural birth of the Logos as a kind of pattern or model of the birth of the children of God? As He was born into the world by supernatural conception, not through the process of human Generation, so they were born out of the world into the higher life by a spiritual process, symbolized indeed by Generation, but transcending it’ (W. For genealogical purposes it was necessary to link Jesus to previous Generations through His foster-father Joseph. besides Isaiah 7:14, also Isaiah 53:8 (‘Who shall declare his Generation?’), Genesis 49:11, Psalms 110:3 (‘In the beauties of thy saints, from the womb have I begotten thee before the morning star’: so LXX Septuagint )
Oaths - putting the hand under the thigh; the organ of Generation was regarded as peculiarly holy by the Hebrews
Aaron - He and the firstborn son of each Generation of his lineage were dedicated in a special anointing ceremony to officiate before God and on behalf of God's people as high priests
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When Jesus turned His gaze from the fields of industrial life, and from the book of remembrance of the past to the book of the life of His own Generation, He discovered a nation under the yoke, a race under the harrow
Earthquake - The question arises, Do the Synoptists here preserve ipsissima verba of our Lord? It must be remembered that ‘a Generation and a half … bad passed between the events and the telling of the tale’ (F
Babblings - They were not only unsettling to the Church-‘If I had said “I will speak thus,” I should have been faithless to the Generation of thy children,’ Psalms 73:15 -but the unreal words corrupted the babbler himself, as the writer not obscurely hints
Foolishness - The meaning of the former parable is said by Jesus to be, that the children of this world are wiser in their Generation than the children of light
Earthquake - The question arises, Do the Synoptists here preserve ipsissima verba of our Lord? It must be remembered that ‘a Generation and a half … bad passed between the events and the telling of the tale’ (F
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Reckoning 40 years as a Generation, there would be ten Generations passed in the 400th year of the sojourn in Egypt. Compare 1 Chronicles 7:20-27, where ten or eleven Generations elapse between Ephraim and Joshua. Assuming three sons and three daughters to each married couple of the first six Generations, and two sons and two daughters in the last four, there would be 478,224 sons about the 400th year of the sojourn, besides 125,326 of the ninth Generation, still living; in all 603,550 men coming out of Egypt upward of 20 years old. The number then was 601,730, of 20 years and upward, of whom Joshua and Caleb alone were in the former census, the whole Generation having died in the wilderness
Pentateuch - Genesis means “generation” or “origin”; Exodus means “going out”; Leviticus refers to the Levitical system; Numbers refers to the numbering of the tribes, Levites, and first born (Numbers 1-4 ,Numbers 1-4,26:1 ); and Deuteronomy means “second law” (Deuteronomy 17:18 ). Many of these 80 laws are new because they are addressed to a new Generation. These sayings may have been remembered and passed from Generation to Generation
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The Promise and the Law The promise was eternal, Abraham's descendants had to transmit the promise to subsequent Generations until the final Seed, even Jesus the Messiah, came. Promises deliberately have a continuous fulfillment for Generation after Generation while prophecies invoke promise when they wish to speak to the distant future
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Under the kings strangers rose to influential positions: Doeg the Edomite (1 Samuel 21:7), Uriah the Hittite (2 Samuel 11:3), Araunah the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:23), Zelek the Ammonite (2 Samuel 23:37), Ithmah the Moabite (1 Chronicles 11:46, the law in Deuteronomy 23:3 forbidding an Ammonite or Moabite to enter the congregation to the tenth Generation does not forbid their settlement in Israel, the law must have been written in times long before David whose great grandmother was Ruth the Moabtress), Ittai the Gittite (2 Samuel 15:19), Shebna the secretary of state under Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:37; Isaiah 22:15), Ebedmelech the Ethiopian under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38:7), the Cherethites and Pelethites. Considering that the end justified the means, the scribes "compassed sea and land to make one proselyte," yet, when made, the Jews despised the proselyte as a "leprosy cleaving (in perversion of Isaiah 14:1) to the house of Jacob"; "no wise man would trust a proselyte to the 24th Generation" (Jalkuth, Ruth f
Amos - Syria had become ineffective, but the reduction of this buffer state between Israel and Assyria was to have serious repercussions in the Generation following Amos. Beginning his prophetic activity during the reign of Jeroboam II in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Amos lived during an era that rivaled Solomon's Generation in its stability and economic prosperity (2 Kings 14:23-27 )
King - They wanted a system where the throne would pass on automatically from the king to his son, Generation after Generation
John the Baptist - The leading sects he denounced as a "generation of vipers" (compare Genesis 3:15, the serpent's "seed"), warning them that descent from Abraham would not avail with out doing Abraham's works (compare John 8:39), and telling all practically and discriminatingly that the repentance needed required a renunciation of their several besetting sins; and that whereas, on their confession, he baptized with water baptism, the Mightier One would come baptizing with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11-12). But whether it was the ascetical forerunner, or the social Lord Himself, that preached, that Generation was dissatisfied, with John because he was too self denying, with Jesus because He would not commend their self-righteous fastings: "we have piped unto you (unto John) and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you (unto Jesus) and ye have not lamented
Enoch - ...
Enoch in the antediluvian Generation, and Elijah in the postdiluvian, witnessed before Christ in their own persons to the truth of the resurrection of the body and its existence in heaven
Kadesh Barnea - wandered in the desert of Paran, until all that Generation died (Deuteronomy 2:1)
Talmud - The Talmud gives the opinions of a new Generation of scholars referred to as the Amoraim (A. Later Generations of Jewish scholars also recognized that the Babylonian Talmud was completed later and so supposed that it absorbed or superseded the Jerusalem one
Cain - But in its present form, the connexion of Cain with Adam and Eve suggests the thought of the terrible effects of the Fall: the next Generation reaches a deeper degree of guilt; Cain is more hardened than Adam, in that he feels no shame but boldly tries to conceal his guilt; and the punishment is worse Adam was to till the ground with labour, but Cain would not henceforth receive from the earth her strength
Wilderness - ” It tells the tragic story of Kadesh-barnea in the wilderness of Paran and the spy committee who persuaded the people not to attack the Promised Land from the south, so that a whole Generation died in the desert (Numbers 13-14 )
Kin - By the Bedouin of the Sinaitic peninsula, for instance, the hereditary vendetta is kept up to the fifth Generation (see the interesting details given in Lord Cromer’s Report on Egypt, 1906, 13 ff
Sleep - Finally, not only do believers never experience death (in the old way) anymore, although they must go through what is metaphorically called sleep; there are some who will not even experience that—that single Generation of believers, who are alive at the second coming of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:51 ), they will not sleep, but will be transformed instantaneously into their new unending life
Victorinus Afer - )...
The following is a list of his Christian writings: (1) The anti-Arian treatise, de Generatione Verbi Divini , in reply to the de Generatione Divina by Candidus the Arian. ...
Candidus had objected to the orthodox doctrine that in asserting Generation in God, it asserted change ("omnis generatio per mutationem est"), and thus contradicted the essential idea of God; and further that the idea of a "genitus Deus ex prae-existente substantia" is in contradiction to the "simplicity" of the Divine substance. To become a creator at a certain moment in time—to act in creation as much involves change as the act of Generation. This eternal motion, eternal transition in God, it is, that we, speaking in the necessarily inadequate terms of human discourse, call the "eternal Generation of the Son" ( de Gen. His thought expresses itself thus naturally in the doctrine of the Generation of the Son and His co-essential equality with the Father. He takes human nature whole and complete into the unity of a single Person (it is an "acceptio carnis," not a proper "generation" of a person), and He lives, God in Manhood (" Deus in homine " [1] adv. The Son is eternally abiding in the Father, eternally proceeding from the Father in His eternal Generation, and eternally pouring back into the bosom of the Father that which He receives, in that Holy Ghost Who is Himself the life of Father and Son, the love and bond of the Holy Trinity
Mission - In securing a bride for Isaac and thus keeping the hope of the covenant promise alive for another Generation, God sends his angel before Abraham's chief household servant to give him success on his journey (Exodus 23:20-336 ). And in the fourth Generation it is Joseph, as he says to his brothers, whom "God sent ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance" (45:7; cf. At that time he clearly defined the mission for each Generation until he returns (Matthew 28:18-20 )
Joannes Presbyter - It may be suggested as an explanation of this, that the writer knew himself to be the sole survivor in the district of the first Christian Generation; and it agrees with this that Papias describes him as a disciple of our Lord, yet speaks of him in the present tense while he speaks of the apostles in the past. But might he not first enumerate John in his list of seven apostles, concerning whom he had been able to glean traditions, and a second time in his shorter list of men of the first Christian Generation who had survived to his own day? Papias wrote for the men of his time, to whom the facts were well known, and the idea of being misunderstood would no more occur to him than it would to us, if we spoke of one of our leading statesmen at one moment by his surname only, the next with the addition of his title or Christian name. The second time the title "elder" is used it does not mean "one of the first Generation of Christians," for Aristion to whom the title is refused was that; it does not mean merely one holding the office of presbyter, for then the phrase "the elder" would have no meaning
Genealogy - Hebrew "the book of the GenerationS," ceepher toledowt (See ADOPTION; Generation). '" History, in ancient times, being based on genealogies, the phrase became a title for a history; so Genesis 2:4, "these are the Generations of the heavens and of the earth"; as the history of a man's family is "the book of his Generations," so that of the world's productions is "the Generations (not the creation, which had been previously described) of the heavens and the earth. " "Generations" is the heading of every chief section of Genesis (probably they were original family memoirs preserved and used by Moses under inspiration in writing Genesis). ...
So Genesis 5:1, "the book of the Generations of Adam," wherein his descendants are traced down to Noah; Genesis 6:9, "the Generations of Noah," the history of Noah and his sons; Genesis 10:1, "the Generations of the sons of Noah," Shem, Ham, and Japhet, the oldest and most precious existing ethnological record; Genesis 11:10-26 "the Generations of Shem," Genesis 11:27 "the Generations of Terah," Abram's father; Genesis 25:12 "the Generations of Ishmael," Genesis 25:19 "the Generations of Isaac"; Genesis 36:1, "the Generations of Esau"; Genesis 37:2, "the Generations of Jacob"; Genesis 35:22-26, "the sons of Jacob," etc. Israel's census was taken early in the wilderness 40 years sojourn, the second month of the second year, "by their Generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers" (Numbers 1:2; Numbers 1:20, etc. " Again pedigrees are abbreviated so as to specify the Generations alone which show from what leading houses the person sprang. ...
Now Moses had only two sons; therefore if Amram his father were the Amram Kohath's father, Moses must have had 2,147 brothers and brothers' sons, which is impossible; therefore between the two Amrams a number of Generations must have dropped out. Genealogies are clear measures of time only when complete; and the marks of completeness are, when the mother as well as the father is named, or when historical facts define the relationship, or when a genealogy is confirmed by one or more besides, giving the same number of Generations within the same bounds. ...
Early marriage will in the case of some, as princes, make 30 years too long for a Generation
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Moses would certainly have been familiar with the family records, ancient songs and traditional stories that people had preserved and handed down from one Generation to the next (cf
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How and by Whom Were Dreams Interpreted? Since several religions and cultures developed people skilled in interpretation, this skill undoubtedly was communicated to later Generations both through writings and through training a new Generation by apprenticeship
Adultery - So Jesus calls the Jews "an adulterous Generation" (Matthew 12:39)
Clean, Unclean, Common - His vision (Acts 10) woke him, and, though he relapsed for an instant (Galatians 2:9), the work was done; and when that Generation passed away, the religious nature of these distinctions had gone from Christianity; cleanliness, instead of being godliness, was next to godliness
Barachiah - ) will be sought from or come upon that Generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah
Turtle - It will serve, under the Lord, to act as an antidote against the poisonous and pestilential vapours of the present adulterous and sinful Generation
Generation - The doctrine of the eternal Generation of the Son of God is therefore proposed as an article demanding our implicit faith and obedience; and here the subject rests
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To the Pharisees and the Sadducees he was especially severe, calling them a 'generation of vipers' ( Matthew 3:7 ), but in Luke the multitude are so designated, for all must flee from the wrath to come, and bring forth fruits meet for repentance
Confession (of Sin) - In the midst of His public career He characterizes the Generation to which He appealed as an evil Generation because of its unwillingness to repent (Luke 11:29; Luke 11:32)
Job - That he did not live at an earlier period, may be collected from an incidental observation of Bildad, who refers Job to their forefathers for instruction in wisdom:—...
"Inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, ...
And prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:" ...
assigning as a reason the comparative shortness of human life, and consequent ignorance of the present Generation:—...
"For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing; Because our days upon earth are a shadow. ...
But the fathers of the former age, or grandfathers of the present, were the contemporaries of Peleg and Joktan, in the fifth Generation after the deluge; and they might easily have learned wisdom from the fountain head by conversing with Shem, or perhaps with Noah himself; whereas, in the seventh Generation, the standard of human life was reduced to about two hundred years, which was a shadow compared with the longevity of Noah and his sons
Sin - "Our first parents being the root of all mankind, the guilt of their sin was imputed, and the same death in sin and corrupted nature were conveyed to all their posterity, descending from them by ordinary Generation.
It is proved also from the necessity, absolutely and universally, of regeneration (John 3:3 ; 2 co 5:17 )
Regeneration - " (1 Corinthians 2:14)...
The carnal mind, in every age of the church, hath been disposed to receive the doctrine of re Generation as a mere figure of speech. I well remember to have heard it said concerning a prelate of the highest rank in the establishment, who in the close of life expressed himself on this subject in these very solemn words: "I have read (said he) much on the doctrine of regeneration, and I have heard much upon it; should hope, it is after all, but a mere figure of speech; but if it be a real truth, I can only say, that I known nothing of it in my own experience. " What a dreadful confession this for a man in his dying hours!...
Our blessed Lord, who brought life and immortality to light by his Gospel, brought this doctrine of regeneration also, as a fundamental part of that Gospel, to the full and complete testimony of it in his conversation with Nicodemus the Jew. Hence every son and daughter of Adam is born, as to spiritual faculties, in a state of spiritual death, and is as incapable, until an act of regeneration hath passed in quickening to a new and spiritual life, of any act of spiritual apprehension, as a dead body is to any act of animal life. ...
Now then, as in the first instance, while the soul actuates the body that body is alive, but without; the soul so actuating, the body would be dead; so in the second, unless Christ, who is the life of the soul, actuates the soul by regeneration, that soul continues dead as by original transgression was induced. And in the third, if living and dying without the blessed influence of regeneration, that soul and body must remain in a state of eternal death, and separation from God for ever. ...
Now, from this Scriptural statement of spiritual death, it will be easy to gather what is meant and implied by the doctrine of regeneration. " (2 Corinthians 5:17) And hence the apostle elsewhere saith, that our recovery to a state of grace, and the new life, is "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Lord
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With the preposition ’ad, the word can mean “into the indefinite future”: “An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth Generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever” ( Peace - 15:16 with the meaning of not quite “complete”: “But in the fourth Generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full
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In Mark 3 we see the break with the existing unbelieving Generation, the calling of the apostles, and the consequent disowning of His kindred in the flesh
Day of the Lord - Christians in any place at any time could belong to the last Generation of humanity as we know it
Samuel - It takes the very finest natures to pass over from one Generation to another, and to work in the new Generation as they worked in the old. It is only the old, and the ripe, and the much-experienced, and the men fullest of past service, who can do Samuel's service to our Generation and the Generation which is coming up after us
Christian - Originating in this casual way, the name took deep root in the soil of human speech, and the three passages of the NT in which it occurs show how widely it had spread within the course of a single Generation. It proclaimed the privileges that belonged to Christians themselves; for they too were anointed with the oil of God to be a holy Generation, a royal priesthood
Babylon - It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from Generation to Generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there: but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there
Genealogy - ]'>[1] ) is a series of inter-connected genealogies, each beginning with the formula, ‘These are the Generations ( toledôth ) of …’ ( Genesis 2:4 ; Genesis 5:1 ; Genesis 6:9 etc. The gap between Adam and Noah is filled by a genealogy of 10 Generations ( Genesis 5:1-32 ), and in Genesis 10:1-32 the nations of the world, as known to the writer, are traced in a genealogical tree to Noah’s three sons. But the genealogical notes which really date from the earlier period rarely go further back than two or three Generations, and the later genealogies bear many traces of their artificiality. Gaps are filled up by the repetition of the same name in several Generations ( e. In 1 Chronicles 6:4 there are, including Aaron, 23 priests from the Exodus to the Captivity an evidently artificial reconstruction; forty years is a Generation, and 40×12 = 480 years to the building of the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:1 ), the other 11 priests filling up the period till the Exile, which took place in the eleventh Generation after Solomon
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - When the Epistle was written this persecution was a matter of past history, but its victims are still spoken of as ‘those champions who lived very near to our own time’ and ‘the noble examples which belong to our Generation’ (τοὺς ἔγγιστα γενομένους ἀθλητάς … τῆς γενεᾶς ἡμῶν τὰ γενναῖα ὑποδείγματα, v. 3) seems to imply that a Generation has almost passed since the Church of Rome was founded. Paul are included amongst the ‘examples of our own Generation’ (v. They therefore provided for a regular succession of the ministry from Generation to Generation (xliv
Repentance - Appearing in the wilderness, he, like they, issued the call to his own Generation for this radical kind of turning
Age, Old (the Aged) - But retirees were then responsible for training their grandchildren and became advisors for the younger Generation
Sardis - Within a single Generation the Church is repeating the city’s history of a thousand years
Leaven - After Jesus' curt statement that no sign will be given to this Generation, he and his disciples sail across the Sea of Galilee
Evolution - There is not a shadow of proof for the Generation of life from non-life, nor of animal from vegetal life, nor of the human organism from lower animals
Genesis - As the human race spread, so did human sin (5:1-6:4), till the rebellion became so widespread and so resistant to reform that God sent a flood that destroyed the entire Generation, except for a few believers (6:5-8:19)
Amos - ‘These are legitimate hopes; but they are hopes of a Generation of other conditions and of other deserts than the Generation of Amos’ (G
Elisha - ...
The world and the church live and thrive and grow from Generation to Generation under the guiding and upholding hand of God
Cabbala - Both are supposed to have been handed down from Generation to Generation by oral tradition only, till at length the readings were fixed by the vowels and accents, as the interpretations were by the gemara
Parousia (2) - The existing Generation was to witness it (Matthew 24:34). Here again there is foreshadowed a lengthened process, requiring, not a Generation only, but an era, for its accomplishment
Akeldama - ...
The only point common to the two accounts is that the name by which the field was known in the next Generation after Judas’ death was an Aramaic word which was variously rendered ἀγρὸς αἳματος and χωρίον αἳματος by Mt
Surprise - ‘How is it that ye sought me?’ (Luke 2:49); He ‘marvelled because of their unbelief, in Nazareth (Mark 6:6); He was disappointed at the dulness of understanding of His disciples (Matthew 15:17; Matthew 16:9; Matthew 16:11) and of His hearers in Jerusalem (John 8:43), and at the unbelief of His Generation (Mark 8:12)
Remnant - These passages have a strong eschatological thrust, expecting future Generations to be the remnant. Other passages looked to the Generation of Isaiah's day to provide the remnant
Prophecy - It will be sufficient in this place to observe, that all these servants of God ministered in their day and Generation to one and the same cause, namely, to bring forward the church's attention to the coming of Christ; and when the Holy Ghost was pleased to suspend their ministry, it was only done by way of causing the minds of the faithful to pause over their sacred records, and to wait by faith and hope to behold the fulfilment of their prophecies in the advent of Jesus
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The 430 years of Exodus 12:40 arein the above taken to mean the sojourn in Canaan and in Egypt, the latter being 215 years; this agrees with Galatians 3:17 , and with the Israelites being brought out in the fourth Generation Genesis 15:16
Akeldama - ...
The only point common to the two accounts is that the name by which the field was known in the next Generation after Judas’ death was an Aramaic word which was variously rendered ἀγρὸς αἳματος and χωρίον αἳματος by Mt
Isaiah - Isaiah's Generation had before their eyes the historical fact of the Assyrian invasion, and the extraordinary deliverance from it, as recorded by Isaiah. The fulfillment of his past prophecies constituted the prophet's credentials to the unborn Generation on which the Babylonian captivity should fall, that they might securely trust his word. Then in the fullest sense Israel, the "elect servant of Jehovah," becomes concentrated in MESSIAH, the innocent sufferer atoning for the guilty, the seed of an everlasting and holy Generation (Isaiah 42:1-7; Isaiah 44:1; Isaiah 49:3-25; Isaiah 49:52; Isaiah 49:53)
Paul as a Student - ...
Now the first instruction, as I think, intended to us out of Saul's student days is this-that the finest minds in every Generation should study for the Christian ministry. 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. But to master Paul, as Paul mastered Moses and Christ; to annotate, and illustrate, and bring freshly home to ten thousand readers, the Galatians, or the Romans, or the Colossians; to have eyes to see what Israel ought to do, and to have the patience, and the courage, to lead a church to do it; to feed, and to feed better and better for a lifetime, the mind and the heart of a congregation of God's people, and then to depart to be with Christ,-let the finest minds and the deepest and richest hearts in every new Generation fall down while they are yet young and say, Lord Jesus, what wilt Thou have me to do with my life, and with whatsoever talents Thou hast intrusted to me?...
And, then, the best of all callings being chosen, the better his mind and the better his heart are, the more profit, to employ Paul's own word about himself, will be made by the true student
Begetting - Essential Sonship, eternal Generation, is predicated of Him. This third aspect is important as illustrating the point of connexion between the Sonship of Christ and that of believers, the Divine Sonship based on a Generation, that is, a Divine communication of life. Again, by his doctrine of Sonship, the application of the thought of Generation to the relation of God the Father to Christ the Son, St. John introduces at once the conception of Christ as the Word made flesh, and that of the regeneration of believers. The relation of the Son to the Father, His Divine setting apart for the accomplishment of the Father’s will, the absolute oneness of Father and Son in respect of will and of work, and the mystery of Christ’s miraculous entrance into the world, being conceived by the power of the Divine Spirit, are, throughout the Gospel of John, treated as analogues of the regeneration which must be wrought out in the heart and life of all who would enter the Kingdom of God. Thus those expressions which, in the case of Christ as the Incarnate Word, or in the case of believers who share the life and the grace of Christ, speak of a Divine begetting, of a birth from above, of regeneration by the Spirit, ‘denote a new commencement of the personal life, traceable back to a (creative) operation of God
Daniel, Theology of - While Bible scholars debate issues like when it was written and whether it is historically accurate, the Book of Daniel consistently calls God's people of every Generation to faithfulness. ...
The Book of Daniel is especially pertinent for every new Generation of believers because it addresses the ultimate problem of the human condition
Life - When God declared his judgment against Noah's Generation, all creation in which there was the "breath of life" would suffer the destruction of the flood (Genesis 6:17 ; 7:15,21-23 ). Joshua appeals to the next Generation after the settlement in the promised land (Genesis 2:7 )
Education (2) - ]'>[14] was preserved in the memories of the Rabbis and orally transmitted from Generation to Generation
Ethics - He also left behind with his followers the gift of the Holy Spirit who, Generation after Generation, helps Christians to interpret his words and apply their meaning
Haggai - ...
In the third address, given to both the leaders and the people (Haggai 2:1-2 ), Haggai asked the older members of the community to recall the glory of the former Temple and thus to stir the new Generation to new enthusiasm
Evil, Evil-Doer - , Matthew 12:45 ; Luke 7:21 ; Acts 19:12,13,15,16 ; of a Generation, Matthew 12:39,45 ; 16:4 ; Luke 11:29 ; of things, e
Flood - ...
If God saw the evil in the earth, He saw also the righteous Noah—blameless in his Generation, one who walked with God
Tradition - Thus the idea grew up that the traditional Law also was given to Moses on Sinai, and was delivered by him to Joshua, and by him to the elders, and by them to the prophets, and by them to the men of the Great Synagogue, and thence to the present Generation (Pirḳe Aboth, i
Hebrew Language - On the other hand, it has been maintained that Heber's family, in the fourth Generation after the dispersion, lived in Chaldea, where Abraham was born, Genesis 11:27-28 , and that there is no reason to think they used a different language from their neighbours around them
Idolatry, - During the lives of Joshua and the elders who outlived him they kept true to their allegiance; but the Generation following who knew not Jehovah nor the works he had done for Israel, swerved from the plain path of their fathers and were caught in the toils of the foreigner
Sin - It was unpardonable, because this was the consummation of the proofs afforded to the men of that Generation of the divine mission of Christ
Goel - This customary infatuation to revenge the blood of relations generates most of the feuds, and occasions great bloodshed among all the tribes of Caucasus; for unless pardon be purchased, or obtained by intermarriage between the two families, the principle of revenge is propagated to all succeeding Generations. They look for redress of injuries to their own means of revenge, which, in cases of blood, extends from one Generation to another, till blood is repaid by blood
Deuteronomy, Theology of - The fifth book of the Pentateuch is not merely a recasting of the Sinai covenant text and all its derivative materials, but a new and fresh statement of Yahweh's covenant purposes to a new Generation in a new place with new prospects. He pointed out that the document of covenant was inviolable (4:2), that it must be taught to future Generations (4:9-10,40), and that its infraction would result in divine chastisement (4:26-28). ...
The form of the Decalogue here (5:6-21) is virtually identical to the one in Exodus although there are slight differences because of the new historical and environmental circumstances awaiting this new Generation of Israel. Therefore, Moses said, the present Generation, as well as those to come, must commit and recommit themselves to covenant faithfulness (30:11-20)
Ezekiel, Theology of - He then vies a hypothetical case involving three Generations. If a man in the first Generation lives a life of faithfulness, generosity, and integrity, that man will stand justified before God and suffer no retribution (vv. If his son, the second Generation, does not follow that path but lives a life of greed, apostasy, and selfishness, then that son will not be justified through the righteousness of his father. If then this man's son, the third Generation, reacts against his father's immoral ways and lives instead like his grandfather, this man will not suffer for his father's sin but will stand justified (vv
Christ, Christology - On the other hand, the limits of our period are set not by the ‘Age of the Apostles’ strictly understood, but by the documents which form our NT, even though some of them may be held to proceed from a Generation subsequent to that of the apostles. Paul’s Epistles as to views held in common by himself and the primitive Christian community; and (3) certain elements in the Synoptic Gospels, in which, it has been suggested, we find reflected the Christological idea of a later Generation. In all this we see the tokens of a very early form of Christology; one, moreover, which would be very difficult to account for either as the invention or as the recollection of a later Generation
John the Apostle - If John did labour in Asia for a Generation, and was living in the reign of Trajan, it is not unnatural to expect that fuller reference to the fact would be found in the writings of the sub-Apostolic Fathers. His testimony obviously is not that of himself alone, it must represent that of the whole Ephesian Church; and what Irenæus remembered as a boy others of the same Generation must have remembered according to their opportunities of knowledge. The explicit testimony of three writers like Polycrates, Irenæus, and Clement of Alexandria carries with it the implicit testimony of a whole Generation of Christians extending over a very wide geographic area. 483), but it would seem impossible that a mistake on such a subject could be made in the minds of those who were divided from the events themselves by so narrow an interval as that of two, or at most three, Generations. Yet he ardently loved and was beloved by his Master, and after He was gone it was given to the beloved disciple to ‘tarry’ rather than to speak, or toil, or suffer, so that at the last he might write that which should move a world and live in the hearts of untold Generations
Eusebius (60), Bishop of Nicomedia - There Arius and Eusebius stopped, and, pressing the significance of the image of Father and Son by materialistic analogies into logical conclusions, argued that "generation" implied that "there was [1] when He was not," that "He was not before He was begotten. " The one element, said they, which the Son did not possess by His Generation was the eternal, absolute οὐσία of the Father. ...
The orthodox party admitted the double use of the word λόγος , allowed that it answered to the eternal wisdom and also to the eternal manifestation of God, and discarding the trammels of the figurative expression by which the internal relations of the Godhead can alone be represented to us, declared that they could not carry the materialistic or temporal accompaniments of our idea of Father and Son into this "generation," and boldly accepted the sublime paradox with which Origen had refuted Sabellianism—viz. the "eternal Generation of the Son
New Jerusalem - -The Jews at first had no thought of any change in the present order of things: ‘One Generation goeth, and another Generation cometh; and the earth abideth for ever’ (Ecclesiastes 1:4); ‘Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved for ever’ (Psalms 104:5); ‘The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved’ (Psalms 93:1, Psalms 96:10); ‘He hath also stablished them [4] for ever and ever’ (Psalms 148:6). … But Judah shall abide for ever, and Jerusalem from Generation to Generation’ (Joel 3:17-18; Joel 3:20). 26: ‘and Mount Zion (which) will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth; through it will the earth be sanctified from all (its) guilt and its uncleanness throughout the Generations of the world’; ‘And the days shall begin to grow many and increase amongst those children of men till their days draw nigh to one thousand years, and to a greater number of years than (before) was the number of the days’ (xxiii. The same connexion of the twelve tribes and the twelve apostles appears in Matthew 19:28, where Jesus says of His disciples: ‘in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel
Repentance - 7) that from Generation to Generation the Master has given opportunity for repentance to those who wish to turn to Him
Numbers, the Book of - Then they "compassed Mount Seir (the wilderness of Paran) many days," until that whole Generation died (Deuteronomy 2:1). ...
Children begotten of Egyptians entered the congregation in the third Generation (Deuteronomy 23:7-8)
Unconscious Faith - He was condemning the contemporary Generation in Galilee for its want of faith shown in the repeated demand for a ‘sign. And this unconscious faith of heathens is deemed worthy to shame and condemn the faithlessness of the Generation which demurred to Christ’s claims, and demanded signs. In these he dwells with enthusiasm on ‘the mystery which hath been hid from all ages and Generations … which is Christ in you (Gentiles), the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1:26-27, cf
Star (2) - For when it is said, “God saw the light that it was good” (Genesis 1:4), it is thereby taught that the Holy One (Blessed be He) contemplated the Generation of the Messiah and his works, before the world had been created, and that He concealed the light for the Messiah and his Generation beneath His throne of glory
Apostle - Even with regard to the high authority which all apostles possessed, it is not clear that it was a jurisdiction which was to be passed on from Generation to Generation
John the Baptist - And anything but a reed; and with anything on but the soft clothing that they put on in kings' houses!'...
And, now, from such a divinity-student as that, and after thirty years of such a curriculum and probationership as that, what kind of preaching would you go to church to look for? A dumb dog that cannot bark? A trencher-chaplain? A soft thing of gown and bands and lawn sleeves? A candidate for a manse and a stipend? "O Generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for repentance. " The greatest preacher of the past Generation when preaching to a congregation of young preachers said this to them: "He who has before his mental eye the four last things will have the true earnestness
Time (2) - Day [1], Generation)
Levite - It was a life of sacrifice and service with their service to the Lord being their valuable inheritance that they could pass on to the next Generation
Alexander - The Greek language, that most perfect medium of human thought, became widely diffused, so that a Greek version of the Old Testament was needed and made (the Septuagint) for the Greek speaking Jews at Alexandria and elsewhere in a succeeding Generation; and the fittest lingual vehicle for imparting the New Testament to mankind soon came to be the language generally known by the cultivated of every land
Eternity - Then the present evil world (עוֹלִם הַוְּה) would give place to a new and glorious era (עוֹלִם הַכָּא, see Generation)
Gospels, the - The gospel opens with "The book of the Generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham
Cosmopolitanism - ‘the men of Nineveh … the queen of Sheba shall rise up in the judgment with this Generation and shall condemn it’; Matthew 8:11 f
Clean, To Be - Because sin pollutes one Generation after another, Job asks: “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?” (Job 14:4)
Columba (1) Columcille - ]'>[1]...
Columba occupies in missionary history the entire Generation preceding the arrival of Augustine (a
Encratites - ) undoubtedly based their asceticism on the doctrine of the evil of matter denying it to be the work of God and consequently deemed it wrong by Generation to bring new souls under the dominion of death and expose them to the miseries of this life
Leper, Leprosy - The disease was hereditary to the fourth Generation
Jehu - ...
Such were the sanguinary exploits of Jehu toward the idolatrous house of Ahab; but he acted agreeably to divine direction, and the Lord in these instances so far approved his conduct, as to promise him that his children should sit upon the throne of Israel to the fourth Generation
Palm Tree - What more lovely than to behold a truly regenerated believer in Christ Jesus? and who more blessed in his day and Generation? Like the lofty and luxuriant palm tree of Engedi, which forms both a shade to the traveller to protect him from the heat, and fruit to refresh him as he passeth by, so the church of Jesus becomes a blessedness in her Lord to every spiritual traveller, and affords shelter, and nourishment, and every delight
Justification - Matthew 11:19 means like Ephesians 2:8-10 "wisdom is vindicated from the condemnation" east on her by "this Generation
Babylon - It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from Generation to Generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there: neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. "— "It shall never be inhabited, nor dwelt in from Generation to Generation
Law - merits of a future life; (2) he does use as a sanction God's declaration that He visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth Generation of them that fear Him, and shows mercy unto thousands (to the thousandth Generation) of them that love Him and keep His commandments" (Exodus 20:5-6)
Baptize, Baptism - At Pentecost Peter had urged his hearers to save themselves by baptism from "this crooked Generation. Now Peter cites Noah and his pitiful minority amid another evil Generation; only eight souls saved by the flood from God's judgment upon that sinful age
Confession - The temptation is rife in every Generation. 175), who supposes reference ‘merely to such mutual confidences as would give a right direction to the prayers offered,’ the practice in the sickroom corresponds to the common practice of the Church in the next Generation
Magi - There is reason to believe that the Magi, in the course of a Generation or two, made a bid for spiritual power: they conformed to the religion of the conquerors, profoundly altering its character as they did so, and thus gained the opportunity of re-asserting their own sacred functions among their fellow-countrymen, who were predisposed to accept their re-introduction of the old beliefs under the forms of the new
Zacharias - ...
Zacharias had not the faith of Abraham, who staggered not through unbelief (Romans 4:19) at a promise of God exactly similar, ‘involving human Generation, but prophetically announced and supernatural’ (Alford)
Forsaking All - The men of His Generation cherished a secular ideal of the Messiah. ‘Verily I tell you,’ answered Jesus, pitying their discomfiture yet resolute to correct their error, ‘that ye that have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of his glory, shall yourselves also sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel
Sign - "An evil and adulterous Generation seeketh after a sign
Pharisees - ...
But, above all their other tenets, the Pharisees were conspicuous for their reverential observance of the traditions or decrees of the elders: these traditions, they pretended, had been handed down from Moses through every Generation, but were not committed to writing; and they were not merely considered as of equal authority with the divine law, but even preferable to it
Minister - 3), properly, "to serve as a rower on a ship," is used (a) of David, as serving the counsel of God in his own Generation, Acts 13:36 , RV, expressive of the lowly character of his service for God; (b) of Paul's toil in working with his hands, and his readiness to avoid any pose of ecclesiastical superiority, Acts 20:34 ; (c) of the service permitted to Paul's friends to render to him, 24:23
Martinus, Bishop of Dumium - —That Martin played an important and commanding part in his Generation all that remains of him suggests
Pantaenus, of Alexandria - " A man alive after 193 and not the senior of Clement by more than a Generation could not possibly have been born so early as to have been a hearer even of St
Eschatology (2) - Whether or not the author of Daniel in the latter of these passages conceived of a resurrection from the dead available for all past Generations of faithful Israelites, it seems certain that in the time of our Lord this sense was assigned to his words by those who, like the Pharisees, held the doctrine. But Generations of faithful Israelites passed, and the Messiah did not come. It was felt that in the righteousness of God one Generation ought not to suffer for the sins of its predecessors. Each Generation, even each unit of a Generation, had its own rights
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - The word "elders" is ordinarily used of men of a former Generation, and would be most naturally understood here of men of the first Generation of Christians; if it were not that in the second clause the title seems to be refused to Aristion, who is nevertheless described as a disciple (by which we must understand a personal disciple) of our Lord; and as those mentioned in the first group are all apostles, the word "elder," as Papias used it, may have included, besides antiquity, the idea of official dignity. He is evidently separated by a whole Generation from the apostolic age; he describes himself as living when it was not exceptional to meet persons who had
Solomon - ), would seem to represent a Generation. It was this that enabled his reign to be a Generation of peace
Thessalonians, First Epistle to the - Would, then, a ‘forger’ of a later Generation have attributed this to St
False Prophet - They stressed the permanence of David's dynasty, the temple, and the covenantas a guarantee that operated for every Generation! They were overly dependent on promises made at Sinai that God would be Israel's God and Israel would be his peoplethereby allowing more leeway than one would ordinarily think permissible
Ephraim (1) - ...
Before Joseph's death Ephraim's family had reached the third Generation (Genesis 50:23)
Greek Church - They harboured many follies and superstitions, and have been greatly persecuted; but, perhaps, there will be found among them "some that shall be counted to the Lord for a Generation
Ephesians, Epistle to - Paul, especially when three years of imprisonment had given him opportunities for quiet thought, and had brought him into contact with Roman imperialism at its centre? (3) The references to ‘apostles and prophets’ in Ephesians 3:5 , Ephesians 4:11 , which seem to suggest that the writer is looking back on the Apostolic age from the standpoint of the next Generation
Salvation - Jesus' earthly ministry made salvation a present reality for His Generation
Punishment - The sins of parents could be punished to the third and fourth Generation (Exodus 20:5 ; 34:7 ; Deuteronomy 5:9-10 )
Nahum, Theology of - ...
Nahum brought his Generation a message from God about his relationship with his people: God is a warrior who is coming to free his people from the oppressive dominance of wicked Assyria
Gentiles (2) - The material and moral evils which the ïm had brought upon Israel in its later history tended to intensify the feelings of hostility with which the Jews looked out upon them from their own religious exclusiveness; and accordingly, in our Lord’s day and in the Generations following (see Acts and the Epistles ), they were regarded by the Jews generally as aliens, having no claim whatever to the Divine recognition. On the other hand, the evil Generation of whom the Pharisees were representatives, He declared should be condemned in the judgment by Gentiles, the men of Nineveh and the queen of Sheba (Matthew 12:41 f
Learning - A Generation later Hillel was succeeded by his perhaps more liberal grandson, Gamaliel, to whose classroom St
Anathema - That would explain the absence of any attempt to translate it from the vernacular, and is confirmed by the usage of the next Generation; cf
Gods - Hesiod has a poem under the title of Θεογονια , that is "The Generation of the Gods," in which he explains their genealogy and descent, sets forth who was the first and principal, who next descended from him, and what issue each had: the whole making a sort of system of Heathen theology
New Testament - Yet even in the next Generation there lingered a preference for traditional reminiscences, cf
Arius the Heresiarch - The question, as we have seen, had been left unsettled two Generations previously, or, if in any sense it could be said to have been settled, it had been settled in favour of the opponents of the Homoousion. 115), "the Generation of the Son is an eternally completed, and yet an eternally continued, act"; i. It is unquestionably to be lamented that so much stress should have been laid in the controversy on words which, when used, not popularly, but in metaphysical discussions, had a tendency to confound the eternal Generation of the Son with the purely physical process of the Generation of men and animals
Talmud - ’ In commenting on this in what may not unjustly be described as the official handbook for the orthodox Jewish Religion, the writer says: ‘Many explanations and details of the laws were supplemented by oral teaching; they were handed down by word of mouth from Generation to Generation, and only after the destruction of the second temple were they committed to writing
Number - ; fourteen Generations ( Matthew 1:17 ); 70 descendants of Jacob ( Exodus 1:5 ); 70 years’ captivity, etc. This number apparently owes its vogue to the view that 40 was the approximate or perhaps average length of a Generation; at least this is a common view. Or the use of 40 for a Generation might be a relic of the period when the youngest born succeeded to the family tent and sacra
Ethics - Augustine and others shows a marked difference from the treatment found in pre-Christian writers, it may perhaps be rightly inferred that the difference is due to ideas which already prevailed in the first Generation of Christians. It is clear that the first Generation of Christians regarded human nature as fallen indeed, but as capable in all its parts of restoration, and they believed that none of its parts could be left out from the salvation of the whole
Solomon - Every Generation has its own sword sent to it: its own peculiar trial of faith and holiness and severe obedience. And there is no shipwreck of faith and holiness and severe obedience in all the world that is written more for the men of our Generation than just the terrible shipwreck of Solomon amid his wealth, and his wisdom, and his largeness of horizon and hospitality of heart, even to strange women and to their strange gods, till that end came which always comes
Nebuchadnezzar - And at the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up mine eyes to heaven, and mine understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honoured Him who liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from Generation to Generation: and all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say to Him, What doest Thou? Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment; and those that walk in pride He is able to abase
Division of the Earth - Moses refers to it, as handed down to the Israelites, "from the days of old, and the years of many Generations; as they might learn from their fathers and their elders," and farther, as conveying a special grant of the land of Palestine, to be the lot of the twelve tribes of Israel:—...
"When the Most High divided to the nations their settlements, When he separated the sons of Adam, ...
He assigned the boundaries of the peoples [1] According to the number of the sons of Israel: For the portion of the Lord is his people, ...
Jacob is the lot of his inheritance," ...
Deuteronomy 32:7-9 . Even so late as the tenth Generation after the flood in Abraham's days, there were considerable tracts of land in Palestine unappropriated, on which he and his nephew, Lot, freely pastured their cattle without hinderance or molestation. That country was not fully peopled till the fourth Generation after, at the exode of the Israelites from Egypt
Moses - The law at Sinai/Horeb showed each new Generation how to follow Moses' teaching in a new setting in the life of the people
Election - ...
Election and the New Covenant The early Christians saw themselves as heirs of Israel's election, “a chosen Generation, a holy nation, a peculiar people” (1 Peter 2:9 )
Nativity of Christ - His coming into the world was after the manner of other men, though his Generation and conception were extraordinary
Bible, Methods of Study - What could have happened if these words had not been given to Jeremiah's or James' Generation? What would be lacking if that message had not been preserved by Luke? Which details would cause us to suffer clarity or completeness in our knowledge about Jesus Christ, the church, or ethics? In so asking the interpreter will get a better glance of the specific value of the text
Number Systems And Number Symbolism - Forty years represented approximately a Generation
Burial - "But whereunto shall I liken this Generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, and saying, We have mourned you and ye have not lamented," Matthew 9:17
Premeditation - The first impulse of the Unjust Steward is to ask ‘What shall I do?’, and to form his plan which, though immoral in itself, shows a careful foresight that in its higher thought and morality is too often lacking in the Christian disciple; ‘The children of this world are wiser in their Generation than the children of light’ (Luke 16:1-8)
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The wilderness experience is set at forty years, the designation often used to indicate a Generation. Through this period the Generation that departed Egypt died, Yahweh's judgment upon them because they refused to believe that the God of deliverance could also lead them into Canaan
Revelation of John, the - 30, section 1 he quotes the beast's number 666 (Revelation 13:18) as in all the old copies, and orally confirmed to him by persons who had seen John, adding "we do not hazard a confident theory as to Antichrist's name, for if it had been necessary that his name should be proclaimed openly at this present time it would have been declared by him who saw the apocalyptic vision, for it was seen not long ago, but almost in our Generation, toward the end of Domitian's reign. Irenaeus writes, "Revelation was seen no long time ago, almost in our own Generation, at the close of Domitian's reign
Cures - It is not unreasonable to believe that from these sources one can with fair accuracy gather what was the knowledge and practice of our Lord’s own Generation. ...
In the time of Jesus medical practitioners would be in possession of such medical lore as was held and practised in former Generations, and would therefore be familiar with the art of midwifery, and possibly had attained to considerable skill in its practice, though there are few references to surgical operations. And it is equally clear that He had no recourse to such medical knowledge as was familiar to the physicians of His time, and that He was not endowed with knowledge of disease and of the curative art in advance of His own Generation
Eli - But God's mercies always come mingled up with God's judgments, and if you have Eli's loving heart for the rising Generation of God's ministers; and if with that you have a still living, if hitherto a too-barren faith in the ever-living God; in alleviation of your punishment, and in reward of your faith and your love, He will send the beginning of the returning vision before the end of your lost life. Let us believe and be sure that the coming Generation will see visions and hear voices that we have not been counted worthy to see or to hear, because of our great unfaithfulness and unfruitfulness, and because of our great blindness and disobedience
Time - In the Old Testament, on the basis of Israel's redemption from Egypt, every succeeding Generation was to respond in loving obedience to the laws issued at Sinai by God their Savior (Deuteronomy 11 ; Psalm 95:7-8 )
Blood - This Generation would be held accountable not only for their own sins but for “all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zecharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar” (Matthew 23:35 ; compare 2 Chronicles 24:20-21 )
Uniqueness - But while He was meek and lowly of heart, He was masterful and commanding, inflexible in purpose, remote from weak conciliation, perfectly resolute to march against a perverse Generation, to confront its frown, its mockery, and its homicidal hatred
Genesis, the Book of - " Septuagint Genesis means Generation, i
Pentecost - And surely it is by these evidences now, in the present awful day of infidelity, and a Christ-despising Generation, the Lord is bringing forth proofs to the doctrine of his dear Son
Duty - They are essential to the realization of any human ideal; and it is the part of practical Christianity to work out the gospel in a moral, social, and religious order, appropriate to the needs of each Generation
Euric, King of Toulouse - destined in the following Generation to fall back before the young and all-subduing power of the Franks, called to a greater work than they" (Dahn, Könige der Germanen , v
Psalms, Book of, - Labor and sorrow must be the lot of the present Generation; through these mercy might occasionally gleam, but the glory which was eventually to be manifested must be for posterity alone
Gnosticism - When the philosophic element of a theological system becomes antiquated, its explanations which contented one age become unsatisfactory to the next, and there ensues what is spoken of as a conflict between religion and science; whereas, in reality, it is a conflict between the science of one Generation and that of a succeeding one. Undoubtedly the most satisfactory classification would be if it were possible as Matter suggested to have one founded on the history of the Generation of the sects distinguishing the school where Gnosticism had its beginning and naming the schools which successively in different places altered in different directions the original scheme. Irenaeus is the first to give any full details and he may be counted two Generations later than Valentinus; for Marcus the disciple of Valentinus was resisted by one whom Irenaeus looked up to with respect as belonging to the Generation above his own
Bethlehem - Rachel’s grave is marked now by a Mohammedan wely, or monumental mosque, at the point where the Bethlehem road breaks off the road leading from Jerusalem to Hebron; and though the monument has been repaired and renewed from Generation to Generation, it serves still to recall a real event, and to distinguish the spot where Rachel’s ‘strength failed her, and she sank, as did all the ancient saints, on the way to the birthplace of hope’ (Dr. From the double line of Corinthian pillars sustaining the basilica sixteen centuries look down upon the visitor, and the footsteps of nearly fifty Generations of Christians have trodden the ground upon which he treads
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - It condemned marriage and regarded all Generation as the work of the evil principle; denied that demons were created by God; related childish stories of miraculous restoration to life, of both men and cattle; and in the Acts of John used language which the Iconoclasts regarded as favouring them. >From the nature of the case an apostle's martyrdom must be related by one of the apostles' disciples, but such a one would not be regarded as a competent witness to the deeds of our Lord Himself, and accordingly apocryphal gospels are commonly ascribed to an apostle, and not to one of the second Generation of Christians
Captivity - The Lord Jesus foretold the Jews' dispersion, in that very Generation, under Titus and the Romans, 37 years before the event (A
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New Generations led by Isaac and Jacob find God continuing to lead them, to call them to be His people, and to renew His promises to them. God proves His faithfulness for the next Generation (Genesis 24:1-67 ). God renews His promises because of obedience of the old Generations (Genesis 26:1-5 )
Immanuel - The rest of the chapter does not refer to Christ, but to the troubles of the reign of Ahaz; is it legitimate to tear half a dozen words from their context, and apply them arbitrarily to an event happening Generations after? ( b ) It is suggested that the maiden is the wife of Ahaz and that her son is Hezekiah, the king of whom Isaiah rightly had such high hopes; or ( c ) that she is the ‘prophetess,’ the wife of Isaiah himself. ( e ) A more allegorical version of this interpretation explains the maiden as Zion personified, and her ‘son’ as the coming Generation
Mammon - this evil) Generation, not to the real order of things which forms the sphere of the children of light, i
Polytheism - Yet it is undeniable that all mankind have believed in superior invisible powers; and, if reason and instinct be set aside, there remains no other origin of this universal belief than primeval revelation corrupted, indeed, as it passed from father to son in the course of many Generations. Hence bishop Law supposes that the earliest Generations of men (even those to whom he contends that frequent revelations were vouchsafed) may have been no better than Anthropomorphites in their conceptions of the Divine Being. From these accounts given us by the best writers of antiquity, it seems that though the polytheists believed heaven, earth, and hell, were all filled with divinities, yet there was One who was considered as supreme over all the rest, or, at most, that there were but two self-existent gods from whom they conceived all the other divinities to have descended in a manner analogous to human Generation
Apostolic Fathers - —Of the respective provinces of the Apostolic Fathers, we may say that Clement co-ordinates the different elements of Christian teaching as left by the Apostles; and Ignatius consolidates the structure of ecclesiastical polity, as sketched out by them; while for Polycarp, whose active career was just beginning as theirs ended, and who lived on for more than half a century after their deaths, was reserved the task of handing down unimpaired to a later Generation the Apostolic doctrine and order thus co-ordinated and consolidated by his elder contemporaries—a task for which he was eminently fitted by his passive and receptive character
Abraham - Matthew’s Gospel testifies; it is ‘the book of the Generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham
Adultery - If it happened but once in an age, God had bound himself to punish it; and if this took place but once, (if but one woman who had taken the oath was attacked with that rare disease which it threatened,) it was quite enough to serve as a determent to all...
others for at least one Generation
Proselyte - … In the third Generation, according to Deuteronomy 23:8, there existed no distinction between the Jew by race and the Jew by adoption’ (JE_ iv
Abraham - Matthew’s Gospel testifies; it is ‘the book of the Generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham
Lunatic - Possibly because in this realm, as in others, He in His incarnate condition shared the limitations of the race, or because He could not take upon Himself the task of correcting and remoulding the deep-lying misconceptions of that Generation with respect to these matters, without withdrawing His strength from far more vital concerns on which in the short time at His disposal He must concentrate all His attention. The authority of the Gospels is of a totally different order, and moves in a higher sphere than that of writers who were ‘supernaturally’ lifted above the current conceptions of their Generation
Parousia - ) Accordingly, the order of events as presented in this passage is: (1) the resurrection of Christ takes place; (2) during the present Generation (‘we which are alive and remain’) Christ will descend into the air with a word of command, the archangel’s voice, and the trumpet of God; (3) thereupon the dead in Christ rise first; (4) after a very brief interval of time, the living will be ‘caught up,’ with the raised dead, to meet the Lord in the air; (5) both living and dead will then be ‘for ever with the Lord. The interval between the resurrection of Christ and that of believers is indirectly limited to one Generation (‘we shall not all sleep’), but the duration of the interval between this event, evidently the Parousia of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and the complete subjugation of every enemy, including death itself, is left quite undetermined
Moab - It was only when Moab seduced Israel to idolatry and impurity (Numbers 25), and hired Balaam to curse them, that they were excluded from Jehovah's congregation to the tenth Generation (Deuteronomy 23:3-4)
Mark, the Gospel According to - why doth this Generation seek after a sign?" Mark 1:41, "Jesus moved with compassion put forth His hand" touching the leper
Son - Not only is He man, but He is "Son of Man," not by human Generation but, according to the Semitic usage of the expression, partaking of the characteristics (sin apart) of manhood belonging to the category of mankind
Prophecy, Prophet - A prediction may contain some parts fulfilled within the prophet’s lifetime, other parts fulfilled within a Generation or two, and other parts still unfulfilled (e
Nahum - He has no eye for the shortcoming or sin of Judah, and no revelation to make of the inner history or moral character of his own Generation
Paul as a Preacher - The most beautiful English preacher of the past Generation has told us that his conversion was so absorbing and so abiding that it made him rest ever after in the thought of two, and two only absolute and luminously self-evident beings, himself and his Creator
Patriarchs, the - Since several Generations elapsed before this situation developed, the covenant with Abraham must be regarded as promissory. ...
Abraham, or Abram as he was called in the earlier chapters of Genesis, was a ninth-generation descendant of Shem, son of Noah
Deuteronomy - that Generation is represented as dead, seems decisive that they are not
Jordan - This would remain at least for a time as a memorial to the existing Generation, besides the monument erected at Gilgal (Joshua 4:3; Joshua 4:6-7; Joshua 4:9; Joshua 4:20)
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - The various attitudes assumed by men towards the great features of such a movement are substantially the same from Generation to Generation, from age to age. So all the partial successes and the unsuccessful attempts in past Generations to establish the ideal society were prophetic of what must come before the goal should be reached
Psalms (2) - ’ According to the Epistle, however, Jesus took part in the Creation, and was pre-existent before all eternity (Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 1:10); consequently we must suppose that the ‘begetting to-day’ refers to His eternal Generation. ...
Here, then, are three different interpretations of the verse within the NT: the Divine sonship of the Messiah is variously connected with His baptism, His resurrection, or His eternal Generation
Hebrews - Besides this, the author describes himself as belonging to the second Generation of Christians who were dependent on the eyewitnesses of the apostles (Hebrews 2:3 )
Family Life And Relations - Rather than seeing infractions as isolated incidents, a violator endangered his group by bringing upon them guilt, whether it be upon an entire people (as the Gileadite altar, Joshua 22:19-20 ) or the succeeding Generations (as in the sin of idolatry, Exodus 20:5 ; 34:7 ; Numbers 14:18 ; Deuteronomy 5:9 ). While Exodus 20:5 is frequently cited as showing God's vengeance to the fourth Generation, the following verse adds that his mercy embraces the myriads who love him
John - Luke also emphasizes the ethical teachings of John: he called the multitudes a “generation of vipers” (Luke 3:7 ); one who had two coats should give one to a person who had none; tax collectors were warned to collect no more than their due; and soldiers were instructed to rob no one and be content with their wages” (Luke 3:10-14 )
Bible, Canon of the - What was the attitude of the church in the city to which it was originally written?
People of every Generation have inherently asked about each book of the Bible: Does it have the "ring of genuineness "? The testimony of the Spirit was important
Chronicles, the Books of - At 1 Chronicles 9:35 begins Saul's genealogy, taken from the tables drawn up in Hezekiah's reign (for 14 Generations from Jonathan to Azel correspond to the 14 from David to Hezekiah); then the history of (mainly) Judah's kings follows, and of the events down to the end of the book of Ezra, which suit the patriotic purpose of the compiler. Thus, Sheshan's (1 Chronicles 2:34-41) ends with a Generation contemporary with Hezekiah
Heal, Health - God's kingdom cannot be built on signs and wonders (Sirach 38:4-12 ); a Generation that demanded "signs" was "evil"incapable of discerning God wherever and however he spoke and acted
Ephesus - A Generation later, however, Ignatius in his Ep
Commandment - Hence, when the apostles were nearing their end, they felt it necessary, for the sake of the succeeding Generation, to commit to writing the more detailed ethical teaching which no doubt they had to some extent already brought into an oral form
Holiness - "Ye are (saith Peter) a chosen Generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
Matthew - Matthew: the Book of the Generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham
Ammonites - However, neither the one nor the other were to be admitted into the congregation to the tenth Generation, because they did not come out to relieve them in the wilderness, and were implicated in hiring Balaam to curse them
Chronicles, Books of - Solomon, his son, built the Temple (2 Chronicles 2:1 ), and Zerubbabel, his son of succeeding Generations, rebuilt the Temple (1 Chronicles 29:10-25 ). As such, 1,2Chronicles stands as a challenge to God's people of every Generation to devote themselves with all their heart to building God's house
Canon of the New Testament - Paul had sent that Epistle to the church, and a new Generation had arisen in the interval; but there is no proof or probability that it was regularly read at the services. We now have a NT side by side with the OT; or at all events we have Christian books appealed to as authoritative Scripture, just as in the previous Generation the LXX Gospels (Apocryphal) - —For a Generation after the death of Jesus, His teaching and the facts about His life were preserved by oral tradition in the circle of believers. With the rise of a second Generation, however, the need was felt for reducing the oral reminiscences to written form. The fact must steadily be borne in mind that the stream of living oral tradition continued to flow for several Generations, though in ever decreasing volume, alongside of the written Gospels;* Jesus Christ - Further, that Gospels composed in the second Generation can be trusted to have reproduced the original testimony with general accuracy may be held on two grounds. , and that the actual composer of the Fourth Gospel was a disciple of the second Generation who was served heir to the knowledge and faith of the Apostle, and who claimed considerable powers as an executor
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(e) There can be no doubt of the distinctness and emphasis with which Jewish thought insists on man’s individual responsibility, sometimes even, it would seem, in opposition to the view of a moral solidarity of the race, as the following passages show: 2 Esdras 3:26 ‘In all things doing even as Adam and all his Generation had done: for they also bare a wicked heart’; 8:59, 60 ‘The Most High willed not that man should come to nought: but they which be created have themselves defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them’; 9:11, 12 ‘As many as have scorned my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it; the same must know it after death by torment. More explicit is the reference to the narrative of Genesis in 2 Ezra 3:7 : ‘And unto him thou gavest thy one commandment: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death for him and in his Generation
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - The younger Generation, into which he lived on, naturally recognized him as a peculiarly trustworthy source of information concerning the first age of the church. Such a death, following on such a life, made Polycarp's the most illustrious name of his Generation in Christian annals
Tatianus - This king, according to him, lived in the time of the Argive king, Inachus, after whose reign, dating 20 Generations, the taking of Troy was reached. than Linus, the teacher of Hercules, who lived in the Generation before the Trojan war, than Orpheus, who was a contemporary with Hercules, and than the wisest of the wise men of Greece, e. Minos—so famous for his wisdom, shrewdness, and legislative powers—who lived in the 11th Generation after Inachus; Lycurgus, the Lacedemonian lawgiver, who was born long after the taking of Troy; Draco, Solon, Pythagoras, and those seven wise men, the oldest of whom lived about the 50th of those Olympiads which began about 400 years after the taking of Troy
Jonah - ” ’ How high the teaching of the book rose above later Judaism, say the Judaism of the time of Christ, and the following Generation, is strikingly shown by the way in which it is summarized by Josephus ( Ant
Language of the nt - Within about one Generation we suddenly find that a compromise dialect, which was based mainly on Attic, but contained elements from all the old dialects, came to be established as the language of the new Greek world
Scripture, Unity And Diversity of - How do you resolve the dilemma of the divine will and human responsibility? The "problem of evil" question"If God is ultimate good, and God has ultimate power, then how can he allow evil to exist?"challenges each new Generation of Christian theologians
Children of God, Sons of God - The disciple, like the Lord Himself, was born, not by physical Generation, nor of fleshly passion, nor at the impulse of a human husband, but of God
Children (Sons) of God - In the Synoptic Gospels the term implying Generation ‘child (children) of God’ is not used, and the references to ‘sons of God’ are few, though sufficient to emphasize the moral conditions of sonship
Ezekiel - Also Ezekiel 18:20, "the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father"; not really contradicting Exodus 20:5, "visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth Generation of them that hate Me"; the children hating God as their fathers did, the sin with cumulative force descends from parent to child; so Deuteronomy 24:16 expressly "the fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither the children for the fathers
Tongues, Confusion of - (See Generation; on the connection of Canaan with HEBREW
Exodus, the - , about the same date as Levi's death, the last of Joseph's Generation, mentioned in connection with the rise of the new king
Ebionism - Jesus is the Messiah, yet a mere man, born by natural Generation to Joseph and Mary
Knowledge - For his Generation the difficulty was intense, as some Christians dreaded the slightest approval being given to idol-worship, while others were so convinced that idolatry was false that they considered it a negligible quantity
Abraham - Abraham being left alone at Isaac's marriage, and having his youthful vigor renewed at Isaac's Generation, married Keturah
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - James was another of the same Generation
Constantinus i - ; the second, who excerpted from the first, lived a Generation later, and continued his compilation down to the death of Theodosius the Great
Euchites - Epiphanius whose account of them is the last article (80) of his work on heresies translates the name (εὐχόμενοι) but in the next Generation the Messalians had obtained a technical name in Greek also and were known as Euchites (εὐχήται or εὐχῖται)
Jeroboam - Some of them are still sinning here, and are prolonging your days in teaching a new Generation to sin your sin
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - He wishes, not to prove a theological thesis, but to confirm and perfect the believer in his adhesion to Christ as the Incarnate Word, the principle of spiritual regeneration, and the nourishment of ‘eternal’ life. For at this time ‘Logos’ was as familiar a term to all educated persons as ‘Evolution’ is to our own Generation. Instead of the Davidic ancestry of Joseph, we have the eternal Generation of the μονογενής; instead of the Lord’s Prayer, taught to the disciples, we have the High-Priestly prayer of ch
Simon Magus - ’ His conclusion is that ‘the Simon described by Justin was his elder only by a Generation; that he was a Gnostic teacher who had gained some followers at Samaria; and that Justin rashly identified him with the magician told of in the Acts of the Apostles’ (ib. 26 and 56) such a flagrant error as bringing Simon to Rome in the reign of Claudius and ascribing public honours to him, if the man Simon was not a Generation older than himself, as Salmon’s theory suggests
Christ in the Middle Ages - Baptism represents the Generation in us of the new Christ-life. ’ Eternal Generation applies to every good man as fully as to Christ
Christianity - The essence of a great historical religion—with a record extending over some two thousand years, taking different shapes in many diverse nationalities, itself developing and altering its hue and character, if not its substance, in successive Generations—cannot easily be summed up in a sentence. Hence the Church with a true instinct included the Acts and the Epistles in the Canon, as well as the Gospels, and to the whole of these documents we must turn if we would understand what ‘Christianity’ meant to the Apostles and the first Generation or two of those who followed Christ. To the eyes of others the change effected between the 2nd and the 6th centuries appears to be one of gradual but steady degeneration. To some they represent a transition from crude infancy to vigorous maturity; to others they indicate deep-seated degeneration and the utter perversion of a pure and spiritual religious faith. To every Generation and to every century its own task
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A different Generation had sprung up from that to which the law at Sinai had been addressed. Moses lays down a law for distant Generations, as the land was to be a lasting inheritance; the words "shalt inherit" prove that the occupation was still future
Wilderness of the Wanderings - wandered in the wilderness of Paran until the whole Generation of murmurers had died
Sympathy - The tendency of Biblical critics of late years has been to modify very considerably the scepticism of a Generation ago
Hebrews, Epistle to - Timothy was a mutual friend ( Hebrews 13:23 ), although it is confessed that both the author and those addressed belong to the second Generation of Christians ( Hebrews 2:3 ). Certainly among the Christians of the first two or three Generations there must have been a large number of proselytes who were well acquainted with the Levitical ceremonial, and to whom the description of the furniture of the Tabernacle would have been perfectly intelligible ( Hebrews 9:2 ff
Law - In the desert a whole Generation of Israelites forfeited their covenant benefits (the promised land) through disobedience, yet the covenant continued
Jews, Judaism - The first Jews to return from the Babylonian exile to Jerusalem rebuilt the temple; however, the religious practices of the next Generation did not conform to the vision of Judaism that the Babylonian Jewish community held. The establishment of nascent Judaism and the return and rebuilding of Jerusalem testify to the graciousness of God and his faithfulness in all Generations
Shimei - You would see all things in my world and in my Generation, all working together upon me for my good
the Queen of Sheba - THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH SHALL RISE UP IN THE JUDGMENT WITH THE MEN OF THIS Generation, AND CONDEMN THEM...
I SHALL take up somewhat high ground with you concerning the Queen of Sheba
Paul as a Controversialist - The best political and literary journal ever published in this country, for many years held up a statesman of the last Generation as a paragon of every public virtue and every personal grace
Sanballat - ...
Another divine punishment of party spirit is seen in the way that it provokes retaliation, and thus reproduces and perpetuates itself till the iniquity of the fathers is visited upon the children to the third and fourth Generation of them that hate the truth and murder love
Nicodemus - My whole mind and imagination and heart and conscience would have to be taken down and built up again upon an absolutely other pattern; my whole experience, observation, and study of all these divine things would have to be turned upside down before I could possibly believe in what is called "baptismal regeneration. And we would have had an Epistle of Nicodemus to the Pharisees, and in it such a key to this whole conversation as would have made it impossible for any man to preach regeneration by water out of it. Nicodemus stood ripe and ready for his regeneration, and for his first entrance into the kingdom of heaven, and he was within one short step of its gate at the Jordan, but that step was far too strait and sore for Nicodemus to take. He was not able to be baptized-not into regeneration, there is no such baptism-but into evangelical repentance and the open loss of all things. John had assailed the Temple representatives as a Generation of vipers; and, while Jesus did not withdraw or apologise for one single syllable of His so-outspoken forerunner, He veiled His forerunner's strong language somewhat under the sacramental and evangelical typology of the serpent in the wilderness
Atonement - in his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his Generation? for his life is taken from the earth
Joshua - Joshua and Caleb alone of all that Generation above 20 years of age survived the 40 years' wilderness wanderings that ensued, because "they wholly followed the Lord" (Numbers 32:11-12)
Simon Magus - Hence it is the writer's opinion that the Simon described by Justin was his elder only by a Generation; that he was a Gnostic teacher who had gained some followers at Samaria; and that Justin rashly identified him with the magician of the Acts of the Apostles
Talents - Even if it be true that Jesus expected to return within a Generation, the evidence that He warned His disciples that His absence might be protracted is very strong
Economic Life - To insure this possibility for his sons, a man's ownership of land was considered part of a family trust from one Generation to the next
Spirit - the difficult, though, for our present purpose, the sufficiently significant passage, ‘My spirit shall not remain [2] for ever in man,’ Genesis 6:3), this fellowship continued to be realized more and more intensely as one Generation succeeded another, and warriors and poets, prophets and priests, all found their inspiration in the firm belief that the Spirit of God was the living motive power animating their words and deeds
Samson - Not one word are we told, neither about what kind of cases came up before Samson, nor how he managed his court, nor about the wisdom, or otherwise, of his judgments, nor about the manner of life that Israel lived for that whole Generation under her gigantic judge
Paul the Aged - The kind of life a man has lived; virtuous or vicious, religious or irreligious, idle or industrious, for himself, or for God and his Generation, the state of his health, the state of his fortune, his family life, his disappointed or fulfilled hopes in life, and so on
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - And then in the next Generation, Paul comes forward with his own so profound experience of all that, and with his own so first-hand witness to all that, in such scaling and crowning testimonies and attestations as these:-"I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God
Zechariah, Theology of - The former prophets had risen up to rebuke the previous Generation but no repentance followed
Friendship - The material comforts of fellowship are gained by a clever distribution of money favours apart from all sympathy of heart or mind; and though Christ neither commends nor condemns, He indirectly reveals His mind in the remark, ‘The children of this world are in their Generation wiser than the children of light’ (v
Heman - Now, who can tell what God has laid up for you to do for Him and for men's souls when you are out of your probationership of trouble and distraction, and are promoted to be a comforter of God's troubled and distracted saints? He may have a second David, and far more, to comfort and to sanctify in the Generation to come; and you may be ordained to be the King's seer in the matters of God
Temple - ; for the descendants of Eli are found, a Generation afterwards, acting as priests of a temple at Nob ( 1Sa 21:1 ff
Ethics - Developing in each Generation from Israel's growing understanding of God, its insights possess a universality, and authority, conferred by long experience
Worldliness (2) - And yet, more or less strongly marked at different periods, a tendency to serious misconception of this doctrine has probably existed in every Generation since the days of Christ
Matthew, Theology of - To clarify this covenantal relationship, the Creator-God gave to Moses and his Generation the Law, with its specific details for obedience, sacrifice, and regulations for social life (Exodus 20-40 )
Justification - ...
The faculty of self by whose exercise the new status and Generation are attained is ‘faith
Zechariah, the Book of - After 14 years of interruption under Smerdis the rebuilding of the temple was resumed, 70 years after the fall of Solomon's temple; Haggai and Zechariah encouraged Zerubbabel and Jeshua amidst apathy on the part of the younger Generation who were accustomed to the absence of Mosaic ritual in Babylon, and who undervalued the humble beginnings of the restored temple, in contrast with the gorgeous pomp of the Babylonian temples
Jacob - Poor Jacob! This is the beginning of the visitation of the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth Generation
Necessity - ’ From the time of Peter’s confession at (Caesrea Philippi, intimations of the necessity of the Passion and Resurrection become more frequent; ‘From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples how that he must (δει) go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up’ (Matthew 16:21); ‘but first must (δεῖ) he suffer many things, and be rejected of this Generation’ (Luke 17:25); ‘Behoved it not (δὐκ ἐδει) the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?’ (Luke 24:26)
Psalms of Solomon - and of the circumstances of Pompey’s treatment of them, and of his death, favour the commonly accepted view that these Psalms (possibly with the exception of Psalms 18) were written in Palestine (and probably indeed in Jerusalem) within a single Generation, and not improbably by a single writer; absolute proof, however, of single authorship is not forthcoming, and some of the more colourless of the Psalms might then belong to another age. The Psalms indeed run back two or three Generations before the separation of the Christian Church from the Jewish religion, but we can trace in them much that was still characteristic of the two parties later...
The Sadducees are to the writer ‘the unrighteous’ (ἄδικοι), ‘sinners’ (ἁμαρτωλοί), ‘transgressors’ (παράνομοι), ‘the profane’ (βέβηλοι), the ‘men-pleasers’ (ἀνθρωπάρεσκοι)
Thessalonians Epistles to the - ,1 Thessalonians 4:15) seemed to give colour to the idea that it was to be expected within the lifetime of the existing Generation
Gods, Pagan - New to farming and having just settled in Canaan after a Generation of nomadic life in the desert, the Israelites were particularly tempted to serve the gods said to control the fertility of that land
Restoration - ’ He speaks in Matthew 19:28 of a coming Regeneration (παλινγενεσία) in which those who have faithfully followed Him shall share His rule; but we have no clue as to whether His words are intended to reach beyond the definite establishment of His Kingdom as an actual fact among men. Alger, Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life10 [1] (1880), is critical from the point of view of a past Generation, but contains, amid much strained and perverse exegesis, and considerable rhetoric, many illuminating suggestions in favour of a final Restoration
Universalism (2) - But if character sets permanently in the ways of evil, can we credit long-drawn-out suffering? Our Generation, from a sense of duty, puts even the cruellest of murderers to a painless death
Kingdom Kingdom of God - Apart from Matthew, which was probably intended originally for circulation amongst Jewish Christians, the only writing of the NT which in so many words assigns the title ‘King’ to Jesus is the Apocalypse, a book written at a time when State persecution had driven the writer to an attitude of definite hostility to the Roman Empire, and had induced him to throw over the cautious attitude of a previous Generation towards the State
Leprosy - ...
When it is remembered that it is only in very recent years, in the life of the present Generation of medical men, that the true nature both of leprosy (elephantiasis) and of ‘scrofula’ has been discovered, it is difficult to believe that the Jews of Palestine, even in NT times, recognized the sharply-defined varieties of disease we do to-day. ...
True leprosy (elephantiasis) has for so many centuries been identified with the disease now called by that name, and, indeed, is likely to be for so many Generations, that some description of this disease, especially as it occurs to-day in the Holy Land, is here not out of place
Descent Into Hades - The first tier represents the first Generation of men, i
Fulfilment - There they coincide almost to a word—‘This Generation shall not pass away till all [18] things be accomplished [
Ebionism And Ebionites - In common with Cerinthus and Carpocrates they represented Him to have been "the Son of Joseph and Mary according to the ordinary course of human Generation" (Iren
Deluge - He alone, for the sake of his prudence and piety, was reserved to a second Generation
Organization (2) - ); and, though they may ultimately almost form a school of tradition, inheriting certain teachings (Acts 2:42), still they remain learners in the school of Christ, rejecting the title of ‘Rabbi’ (‘teacher,’ ‘master’), and keep their name of ‘disciples’ well into the next Generation (Acts 6:2; Acts 9:36; Acts 11:26; Acts 21:4; Acts 21:16)
Evil - ...
The compounds and derivatives of the word poneros [ Matthew 7:11 ), the hardened Pharisees (Matthew 12:34 ), and the Jews as the evil Generation (Matthew 12:39 )
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - Matthew (Matthew 1:2-17) begins with Abraham, and traces the line in fourteen Generations to David; then through Solomon in fourteen Generations to Jechoniah at the time of the carrying away to Babylon: then in fourteen (or thirteen according to our present text) Generations through Shealtiel and Zerubbabel to Matthan, Jacob, Joseph, and Jesus. —The heading is translated in the Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘The book of the Generation (βίβλος γενέσεως) of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham’: in the margin the alternative rendering is given ‘the genealogy of Jesus Christ. ...
Confining our attention for the moment to the direct male line, we note that in the first section the names are taken from 1 Chronicles 2:1-15, and that if Salmon was the younger contemporary of Joshua (as is implied by his marriage with Rahab), there are only four Generations to cover the 300 or 400 years between that time and David’s reign
Miracles (2) - —Researches, anthropological and psychological, into the nature and possibilities of man have greatly multiplied during the present Generation, and something of the vast region of potentiality lying above and beneath and beyond all that is actually realized has been revealed
Covenant - This is an instance of the old application of the idea to a concrete promise, which, however, in the present case, owing to the wide scope of the promise involved, would easily become identified in the mind of later Generations with the expectation of an eschatological covenant in the comprehensive sense. Mark 8:38 and Matthew 12:39 speak of the Jews as an ‘adulterous Generation,’ and probably the later prophetic representation of the covenant as a marriage-covenant lies at the basis of this mode of statement
Anger - In virtue of race solidarity, the sins of an evil and adulterous Generation fell upon Him
Perseverance - The great predestinationists were ‘the most Christian men of their Generation’;_ their theology was the expression of its dominant conception in interpreting the relation of man to God. It is a life of freedom from sin (Romans 8:1-17, 2 Corinthians 3:17), strength (Romans 8:26), sanctification (Romans 15:16; 1 Peter 1:2), new walk (Galatians 5:16), spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:8-11), spiritual discernment (1 John 2:20), spiritual blessings inconceivable to the natural understanding (1 Corinthians 2:10-14), faith and the moral virtues (1 Corinthians 12:3, Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Peter 1, 2), and the love of God (Romans 5:5), as well as that repentance which must daily testify to its existence in the Christian life (Acts 5:31-32) as necessary, not simply as being preparatory to regeneration but as belonging to daily renewal
Miracles - The effect of the miracles under Joshua kept all his Generation faithful to Jehovah, so real and convincing were they (Joshua 24:31; Luke 7:11-129)
Education in Bible Times - Education is essential to the survival of any social group, since a community secures its continued existence and development only through the transmission of its accumulated knowledge, derived power, and ideological aims to the next Generation
Wisdom - In every Generation there will be found some who decry it as ‘weak and foolish,’ yet history has abundantly justified the power of the word of the Cross, and also the apostolic method in the delivery of the message. If a system is to be judged by its fruits, if a method of preaching is to be so judged, one may well endorse the words, ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God’ (Romans 1:16) If Humanism and Christianity be placed on their trial as instruments for the regeneration of the mass of mankind, Christianity has no need to blush for its record, while philosophy, as regards the mass of mankind, has been a light only to itself and an ornament. The best Humanism is founded upon the word of the Cross, because it appeals to needs that are common to all the Generations of men
Acts of the Apostles (2) - What then is the picture of Christ that stamps itself on the heart of a man of the second Generation? Has this man anything new, anything unique, to tell us of Him?...
Before we go on to answer this question, we must make it clear to ourselves that our author, in what he writes, does not always speak in his own person
Old Testament - The early Generation of Christians inherited this tradition
Offence (2) - 11 we have the Baptist, the whole Generation (Matthew 11:16 ff
Moses - The limitation of life to 70 or 80 years harmonizes with the dying of all that Generation at about that age; 20 to 40 at the Exodus, to which the 40 in the wilderness being added make 60 to 80
Inspiration And Revelation - -When the apostles or Christians of the first Generation preach to Jews, their preaching, so far as we have record of it, is always an appeal to history, sometimes on a larger scale, sometimes on a smaller
Sanhedrin - The duumvirate was, no doubt, the result of a compromise between Sadducean priesthood and the Pharisean scribes, the Ab Bçth Dîn being for the Pharisees the actual president, whereas the Sadducean high priest was consigned to oblivion, wherefore a later tradition referred the duumvirate to the leaders of the two Pharisean schools of each Generation, giving to the foremost one the title of Nâsî (cf
Religion (2) - There is no safeguard in being a son of Abraham or a disciple of Moses without giving personal credence, allegiance, and service, μόνον πίστευε is the keyword by which the individual escapes from ‘an evil and adulterous Generation,’ and all that threatens the full exercise of personality
Turning - This last figure of a rising from the dead reminds us how near conversion as a forthputting of the human will approaches to regeneration as an act of the Divine Spirit, and so brings us to consider the subject in its larger doctrinal relations. ), the new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15), the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5), all point to another side of the matter. But what we have to notice here is that, as distinguished from regeneration, conversion at all events is always represented as a work and a duty the full responsibility for which is laid upon man. ...
When we come to consider the precise relations between conversion and regeneration, we pass into a difficult region where questions are raised which, as Professor Laidlaw has said, it has been the habit of theologians to avoid. ‘Reformed theology presents no reasoned connexion between regeneration in the stricter sense and conversion with its fruits’ (Bib. And for lack of a reasoned and definite theory, or even of a careful study of the NT teaching, the figure of regeneration has very commonly been overworked, while the moral side of the change involved in becoming a Christian has been neglected. Thus we are brought face to face with the larger problem of the relation between human freedom and the Divine will, and can only say here that in the NT regeneration and conversion come before us as one and the same process, looked at from the Divine and the human side respectively, but looked at as essentially a moral rather than a metaphysical change. Regeneration. Professor Henry Drummond, remarking on the fact that in his wide experience as an evangelist he had never met with conversions of the agonizing type so common in an earlier Generation, once raised the question whether the Holy Spirit may not in these days have changed His modus operandi. It is impossible, however, to suppose that that process of conversion which is the full equivalent on the human side for the Divine act of regeneration is an experience that can be repeated
Judges (1) - The following is an outline of the contents of these chapters: ...
There is, first of all, an introduction (Judges 2:6 to Judges 3:6 ) which contains a brief but comprehensive résumé of the period about to be dealt with; as long as Joshua was alive, it says, the children of Israel remained faithful to Jahweh; but after his death, and after the Generation that knew him had passed away, the people for sook Jahweh, the God of their fathers, and served Baal and Ashtaroth; the consequence was that they were oppressed by the surrounding nations. At some early period there was a confederacy among some of the tribes of Israel, formed for the purpose of combating the Canaanites; the confederates are victorious; the different tribes who took part in the battle return home, and (presumably) each tribe preserves its own account of what happened; for Generations these different accounts are handed down orally; ultimately some are lost, others are written down; two are finally preserved and incorporated into a collection of tribal traditions, i
Hebrews Epistle to the - For the members of that order held office by virtue of mere physical descent (Hebrews 10:1-4); their ministry could call sins to mind but could not cleanse them (Hebrews 10:1-3); they could not unite the people to God-even into the earthly symbol of His presence the high priest himself could enter only once a year alone (Hebrews 9:7); lastly, the Aaronic priests were mortal-their work was confined to one Generation (Hebrews 7:23)
Slave, Slavery - Only in the third Generation did these restrictions disappear and the family of the freedman come into the enjoyment of complete liberty
Gospel (2) - The Christian ethic of the last Generation is out of date in presence of to-day’s problems
Gospels (2) - It is natural to suppose that at first such narratives were used to refresh the memory of the evangelists; afterwards, when the first Generation of believers had quite passed away, the written Gospels would be openly read, as being the most authentic account of what the original witnesses had seen and heard
Matthew, Gospel According to - This would happen in the lifetime of the Generation to whom He spoke (Matthew 16:28, Matthew 24:34, Matthew 10:23), immediately after the great tribulation accompanying the destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:29); but God alone knew the exact day and hour (Matthew 24:30)
Hellenism - Paul is spoken of as a prominent feature in early Christian history; then again his predominantly Rabbinical training is insisted upon by another Generation of scholars
Hermas Shepherd of - These are the first and the second Generation of righteous men, the prophets and ministers, and the apostles and teachers
Jeremiah - These hordes of wild horsemen overran Western Asia for a Generation, leaving a lasting horror behind them
John, Epistles of - But ( c ) it can be shown from other sources that the germs of these heresies, the general tendencies which resulted afterwards in fully developed systems, existed in the Church for at least a Generation before the period in question, and at the time named were both rife and mischievous
John, Gospel of - The testimony of churches and of a whole Generation of Christians, inheritors of the same tradition at only one remove, corroborates the emphatic and repeated statements of Irenæus. A period of fifty years is short when we remember how Generations overlap one another, and how carefully traditions on the most sacred subjects are guarded
Work - A Generation later, the conquest of Jericho is a dramatic example of trust in God's work (Joshua 6-7 )
Miracle - Why, it has been sometimes asked, are not miracles wrought in all ages and countries? If the religion of Christ was to be of perpetual duration, every Generation of men ought to have complete evidence of its truth and divinity
Announcements of Death - ‘But first must be suffer many things, and be rejected of this Generation
Annunciation, the - Probably most of the first Generation of Christians were ignorant of this mystery, for the Book of Acts and the Epistles show us that what was preached by the Apostles was not the miraculous birth, but the death and resurrection of Christ (Acts 1:22; Acts 2:23-24; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:10; Acts 10:39-40; Acts 13:28-30; Acts 17:31 etc
Sinlessness - On the whole, the great series of Lives of Christ, which have formed a leading feature of the theology of the last two Generations, have been loyal to the conviction and testimony of Christendom; but, in the very latest productions which have appeared in this field, an uncertain sound is heard (see, e. Had Jesus been an ordinary link in the chain of humanity, He could not have been sinless; for ‘there is none righteous, no, not one’: in all who have descended from Adam by ordinary Generation, there is a ‘law in the members warring against the law of the mind
Roads And Travel - A Generation after his time Domitian built the road called after him Via Domitiana, direct from Puteoli to Sinuessa, which saved the detour necessary before that time
Egypt - " Their kindness to Israel, even during the latter's bondservice, was probably the reason for their being admitted into the congregation in the third Generation (Deuteronomy 23:3-8). Benihassan, as wife of Chnum, god of cataracts or of the inundation; this was a very old form of nature worship in Egypt, the frog being made the symbol of regeneration; Seti, father of Rameses II, is represented on the monuments offering two vases of wine to an enshrined frog, with the legend "the sovereign lady of both worlds"; the species of frog called now dofda is the one meant by the Hebrew-Egyptian zeparda (Exodus 8:2), they are small, do not leap much, but croak constantly; the ibis rapidly consumes them at their usual appearance in September, saving the land from the "stench" which otherwise arises (Exodus 8:14)
Gospels - ...
This is the ‘Oral Theory,’ which met with a great degree of support, especially in England, a Generation or so ago
Law - Life is more complex; and religious problems unknown to an earlier Generation demand and receive full treatment
Psalms, Theology of - These psalms were composed to drive home the lessons of Israel's historylessons that were to be passed on from Generation to Generationand to inspire the people to trust and worship their sovereign God
Ethics (2) - ...
All this, of course, is self-evident to us; but when Jesus uttered it, and acted upon it, He found Himself at cross purposes with the most exemplary personages of His Generation, and compelled to resist the drift of an age-long tradition
Mental Characteristics - The fact which distinguished Him from all others was His completeness at all points, so that in the first and in every succeeding Generation of His followers the greatest have declared, ‘Of his fulness we all receive’ (John 1:16). Amidst men whose eyes were sharpened by envy to detect the least fault, and who tried many times to ensnare Him in His words because they despaired of tripping Him in wrong conduct, He threw down the challenge without misgiving: ‘Which of you convicteth me of sin?’ And none dared take it up, either then or later (Mark 14:55): nor in the sixty Generations that have passed since then have any such ethical advances been made that, looking back from our present vantage ground, we can point to anything as sin in Him
Jews - They were condemned, however, to wander in the desert till the end of forty years, till that whole Generation, except Caleb and Joshua, should be cut off by death
Miracles - Whether, after the Generation immediately succeeding the Apostles had passed away, the power of working miracles was anew communicated, is a question, the solution of which cannot be nearly so satisfactory
Moses - This illustrious legislator of the Israelites was of the tribe of Levi, in the line of Koath and of Amram, whose son he was, and therefore in the fourth Generation after the settlement of the Israelites in Egypt
Incarnation (2) - He who taught others to pray for forgiveness, and never besought it of the Divine mercy for Himself; He who proclaimed the necessity of regeneration for all men, and Himself never passed through any such phase of experience; He who in tenderest sympathy drew close to the sinner’s side, and yet always manifested a singular aloofness of spirit, and never included Himself among the objects of the Divine compassion; He who made it His vocation to die for the remission of sins, must have been, in actual fact, sinless:—either that, or He must have been sunk in a moral darkness more profound than sin ordinarily produces, even in the worst of men. In His universality all the endless variety of human experiences is comprehended; so that He is kinsman of every family on earth, contemporary of every Generation, neighbour and friend of every soul that breathes and suffers
Enoch Book of - 9-10, 15), Michael to bind Semjaza and his associates for seventy Generations in valleys of the earth (x. ); his charge to Methuselah to hand on the books to the Generations of the world; blessing on the observers of the true system of reckoning-year of 364 days (lxxxii. 4th: the law for all Generations made. 1-6); the spirits of the humble who lived ascetic lives and belonged to the Generation of light shall God bring forth in shining light and seat each on the throne of his honour in never-ending splendour (cviii
Character of Christ - Yet it is beyond all doubt that she belonged to the inner circle of those who, in Israel, best preserved the spiritual heritage of the race; and it is beyond cavil that of this deeply exercised Generation of waiting souls she was herself a choice and lovely representative
Christ in the Early Church - Origen certainly taught the eternal Generation of the Son of God (de Princ
Authority of Christ - It was a mark of degeneration and of insincerity when self-styled prophets repeated each other, stealing God’s words every one from his neighbour (Jeremiah 23:30). Probably in the Generation before that in which He lived the Jews had come to regard the Messiah as God’s vicegerent in the great judgment which ushered in the world to come; but what we find in the NT in this connexion is not the formal transference of a piece of Messianic dogmatic to Jesus; it is the moral recognition of the moral supremacy of Jesus, and of His right to pronounce finally on the moral worth of men and things
Clemens Romanus of Rome - None of the apostles are spoken of as living, but the deaths of Peter and Paul, described as men of their own Generation, are referred to as then recent, and some of the presbyters appointed by the apostles are spoken of as still surviving
God - "And the Lord passed by and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and fourth Generation," Exodus 34. ארכּ? פים , EREC APAYIM long- suffering, the Being who, because of his tenderness, is not easily irritated, but suffers long and is kind; רב , RAB, the great or mighty One: חסד , CHESED, the bountiful Being, he who is exuberant in his beneficence; אמת , EMETH, the Truth, or True One, he alone who can neither deceive nor be deceived; נצר חסד , NOTSER CHESED, the Preserver of bountifulness, he whose beneficence never ends, keeping mercy, for thousands of Generations, showing compassion and mercy while the world endures; נשא עון ופשע וחטאה , NOSE AVON VAPESHA VECHATAAH, he who bears away iniquity, transgression, and sin; properly the Redeemer, the Pardoner, the Forgiver, the Being whose prerogative it is to forgive sin, and save the soul; נקה לא ינקה NAKEH LO YINNAKEH, the righteous Judge, who distributes justice with an impartial hand; and עין פקד , PAKED AVON, &c, he who visits iniquity, he who punishes transgressors, and from whose justice no sinner can escape; the God of retributive and vindictive justice
Confession - In his treatise against heresies, this father affirms that "the faith of the church planted throughout the whole world," consisted in the belief of "one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and sea, and all that are in them; and one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; and one Holy Spirit, who foretold, through the Prophets, the dispensations and advents, and the Generation by the virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension in the flesh into heaven, of Jesus Christ our beloved Lord, and his appearing from heaven in the glory of the Father, to unite together all things under one head, and to raise every individual of the human race; that unto Christ Jesus, our Lord and God, and Saviour and King, every knee may bow, and every tongue confess; that he may pronounce just sentence upon all
Bible - Respecting the lateness of the time when the scriptures of the New Testament were written, no objection can be offered, since they were published before that Generation passed away which had witnessed the transactions they record
Synods - Soon was the greatest part of irradiated Europe called upon to rejoice in this light; and to some of the best patriots in those countries that slighted such an opportunity, their own culpable supineness or neglect has been a source of deep national regret from one Generation to another
Palestine - The next Generation smiles at the omnipotence of the catchwords of the first years of evolutionary doctrine, and remembers that other words—‘sympathy’ and ‘perpetual motion’ among the rest—had a similar vogue in their day
Paul (2) - Paul applied to the current ideas of his day and Generation was their bearing upon his own intense faith in Christ
Preaching Christ - This coming again, or, as the original disciples conceived it, this coming (παρονσία) in the character of the Christ, was expected, by those who first preached and received the gospel, to take place in their own Generation; and it is difficult to argue that this expectation could have any other basis than the teaching of Jesus Himself
Theodorus, Bishop of Mopsuestia - During this period doubtless the foundations were laid of Theodore's acquaintance with Holy Scripture and ecclesiastical doctrine, and he was imbued for life with the principles of scriptural interpretation which Diodore had inherited from an earlier Generation of Antiochenes, and with the peculiar views of the Person of Christ into which the master had been led by his antagonism to Apollinarius