What does Ineffable mean in the Bible?

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ineffable
(Latin: in, not; effari, to express)
Inexpressible, used: (1) of God, meaning that His perfections are so great that it is impossible to express them in words;
(2) of His Name, Jehovah (Yahveh, Yahweh), which, among the Jews in the Old Testament was held in such veneration that only priests were permitted to pronounce it in the sanctuary and even then in a low tone, the people using the substitute Adonai, Lord, Ruler.

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Unutterable - ) Not utterable; incapable of being spoken or voiced; inexpressible; Ineffable; unspeakable; as, unutterable anguish
Unspeakable - ) Not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; Ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage
Unexpressive - ) Incapable of being expressed; inexpressible; unutterable; Ineffable
Jashen - 2 Samuel 23:32; but in 1 Chronicles 11:34 HASHEM ("the Name"' used by Othordox Jews instead of uttering the Ineffable name of Υahweh
Jehovah - In addition to what was offered under the article God, (which see) I would beg to observe, that this Ineffable and mysterious name belongs to each glorious person of the GODHEAD, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and is used in common by each and by all
Adonists - A party among divines and critics, who maintain that the Hebrew points ordinarily annexed to the consonants of the word Jehovah are not the natural points belonging to that word, nor express the true pronunciation of it; but are the vowel points belonging to the words Adonai and Elohim, applied to the consonants of the Ineffable name Jehovah, to warn the readers, that instead of the word Jehovah, which the Jews were forbid to pronounce, and the true pronunciation of which had long been unknown to them, they are always to read Adonai
Indwelling Scheme - "In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, " which, according to some, asserts the doctrine of Christ's consisting of two beings; one the self-existent Creator, and the other a creature made into one person by an Ineffable union and indwelling, which renders the same attributes and honours equally applicable to both
Divine Nature, Partakers of - Thus men are enabled to share in God's Ineffable beatitude by the beatific vision and love of the Triune God
Jehovah - The Ineffable name of God among the Hebrews
Divine Attributes - The attributes of God most commonly mentioned are: almighty, eternal, holy, immense, immortal, immutable, incomprehensible, Ineffable, infinite, intelligent, invisible, just, loving, merciful, most high, most wise, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, patient, perfect, provident, self-dependent, supreme, true
Attributes, Divine - The attributes of God most commonly mentioned are: almighty, eternal, holy, immense, immortal, immutable, incomprehensible, Ineffable, infinite, intelligent, invisible, just, loving, merciful, most high, most wise, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, patient, perfect, provident, self-dependent, supreme, true
Bourignonists - She held many extravagant notions, among which, it is said, she asserted that Adam, before the fall, possessed the principles of both sexes; that in an ecstacy, God represented Adam to her mind in his original state; as also the beauty of the first world, and how he had drawn from it the chaos; and that every thing was bright, transparent, and darted forth life and Ineffable glory with a number of other wild ideas
Hope - A well founded scriptural hope,is, in our religion, the source of Ineffable happiness
Teacher (2) - He reveals the truths concerning man’s true nature and destiny, and his relationship to God; and sheds an Ineffable light upon all the dark and perplexing problems of life, death, and immortality
Trinity - The union of three in one; generally applied to the Ineffable mystery of three persons in one God, ...
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Only Begotten - ...
In John 1:18 the clause "the only begotten son, which is in the bosom of the Father," expresses both His eternal union with the Father in the Godhead and the Ineffable intimacy and love between them, the Son sharing all the Father's counsels and enjoying all His affections
Jannes And Jambres - They were sons of Balaam, and accompanied him on his journey to Balak; they perished in the Red Sea; they were among the ‘mixed multitude’; they were killed in the matter of the golden calf; they flew up into the air to escape the sword of Phinehas, but were brought down by the power of the Ineffable Name and slain
Adoption - Its privileges are God's special love and favor (1 John 3:1; Ephesians 5:1); union with God, so perfect hereafter that it shall correspond to the Ineffable mutual union of the Father and Son (John 17:23; John 17:26); access to God with filial boldness (Matthew 6:8-9; Romans 8:15; Romans 8:26-27), not slavish fear such as the law generated (Galatians 4:1-7; John 4:17-18; John 5:14); fatherly correction (Hebrews 12:5-8); provision and protection (Matthew 6:31-33; Matthew 10:29-30); heavenly inheritance (1 Peter 1:3-4; Revelation 21:7)
Marriage - '" ...
Christianity invests the family institution with peculiar sacredness; makes true love its basis, and mutual preference of each others' happiness its rule; and even likens it to the Ineffable union between Christ and his church, Ephesians 5:22-33
Arnobius - He is the First Cause; the Father and Lord of things; foundation of all; author of only good; unborn; omnipresent; infinite, incorporeal; passionless; shrouded in light; to be known only as the Ineffable (see especially i
Evil (2) - Compared with God’s Ineffable holiness, the holiest of created beings are, as it were, unclean
Almighty - " The ease with which he sustains, orders, and controls the most powerful and unruly of the elements, arrays his omnipotence with an aspect of Ineffable dignity and majesty: "By him all things consist
Blessing (2) - * Tabernacle - Now the attribute of Israel’s God, which for these theologians of the Exile overshadowed all others, was His Ineffable and almost unapproachable holiness, and the problem for Ezekiel and his priestly successors was how man in his creaturely weakness and sinfulness could with safety approach a perfectly holy God
Deuteronomy, Theology of - ...
The chasm between the Ineffable Lord and his theocratic citizens is bridged in part by officials appointed by him to represent him to them and them to him
Terah - Well, Edwards testifies to the grace of God that immediately after every new season of great distress, great mortification, great humiliation, great self-discovery, and great contrition, there was always given him a corresponding period of great liberty, great enlargement, great detachment, great sweetness, great beauty, and great and Ineffable delight
Complacency - —The Ineffable love, with which from all eternity the Father has regarded the Son, is referred to in those passages which speak of the glory which Christ had with the Father before the world was (John 17:5; John 17:24), or which describe Christ as ‘the only-begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father’ (John 1:18)
Mahometanism - By attempting to explain what is inconceivable, to describe what is Ineffable, and to materialize what in itself is spiritual, he absurdly and impiously aimed to sensualize the purity of the divine essence
John, Theology of - The context, however, points rather to the Ineffable purity of His nature and the need of holiness in those who profess to hold fellowship with Him
Koran - By attempting to explain what is inconceivable, to describe what is Ineffable, and to materialize what in itself is spiritual, he absurdly and impiously aimed to sensualize the purity of the divine essence
Eusebius (60), Bishop of Nicomedia - They even agreed that the Son was "begotten of His Father before all worlds"—before the commencement of time, in an Ineffable manner—that the Son was the originator of the categories of time and place, that "by His own will and counsel He has subsisted before time and before ages, as perfect God, only begotten and unchangeable" (Letter of Arius to Eus
Trinity - It was, indeed a name that ranked first among their profoundest cabbala; a mystery, sublime, Ineffable, incommunicable
Christ in Jewish Literature - He first went to Upper Galilee, and thence to Jerusalem, where he contrived to learn the secret of the Ineffable Name (of God)
Calvinism - And here, especially, a deep discrimination, at the same time both merciful and just; a discrimination of men equally lost, opens itself to us; or that decree of election and reprobation which is revealed in the word of God; which, as perverse, impure, and unstable persons do wrest to their own destruction, so it affords Ineffable consolation to holy and pious souls
Nestorius And Nestorianism - The watchword (as Neander calls it) of the Alexandrians, on the other hand, was the Ineffable and (to human reason) inconceivable nature of the inhabitation of the Man Christ Jesus by the Divine Logos