What does Natural mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ψυχικόν of or belonging to breath. 2
φυσικὴν produced by nature 2
γενέσεως source 1
ψυχικὸς of or belonging to breath. 1
לֵחֹֽה moisture 1

Definitions Related to Natural

G5591


   1 of or belonging to breath.
      1a having the nature and characteristics of the breath.
         1a1 the principal of animal life, which men have in common with the brutes.
      1b governed by breath.
         1b1 the sensuous nature with its subjection to appetite and passion.
         

G5446


   1 produced by nature, inborn.
   2 agreeable to nature.
   3 governed by (the instincts of) nature.
   

H3893


   1 moisture, freshness, vigour.
   

G1078


   1 source, origin.
      1a a book of one’s lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated.
   2 used of birth, nativity.
   3 of that which follows origin, viz.
   existence, life.
      3a the wheel of life (Jas 3:6), other explain it, the wheel of human origin which as soon as men are born begins to run, i.e. its course of life.
      

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Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Natural Selection
A theory which seeks to explain by natural causes the occurrence of every kind of adaptation which is to be met with in organic nature, on the assumption that adaptations of every kind have primary reference to the preservation of species, and therefore, also, as a general rule, to the preservation of their constituent individuals. This theory was first proposed by Darwin and is based on the following principles: overproduction of organisms and the consequent struggle for existence; the variations of organisms, useful and harmful, and the preservation of the useful, and destruction of the harmful; overcrowding; accidental destruction; change of habits; and migration. This theory is also termed the survival of the fittest (Herbert Spencer). It has not been established by fact, and is not now advanced even as a hypothesis to explain the origin of species.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Natural Theology
That branch of philosophy which investigates what human reason unaided by Revelation can tell us concerning God; distinguished from dogmatic theology which treats of the science of God in the light of Revelation. This science endeavors:
To demonstrate the existence of God from the visible things of the world through such principles as those of finality and causality: "For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; His eternal Power also and Divinity" (Romans 1).
To establish something about the Divine attributes. Since effects resemble causes we can affirm of God certain perfections possessed by creatures, such as Truth, Love, Beauty. Since the effect differs from the cause and does not necessarily exhaust the perfections of the cause, we negate of God the imperfections found in creatures. Since God is infinite, we exalt in Him to an infinite degree, the perfections found in creatures.
To tell us something about God's relation to the world. God is related to us as an object is related to a science, e.g., life can exist without biology, and matter without physics. We are related to God as a science is related to its object, e.g., zoology cannot exist without animals nor botany without plants.
To throw some light on the action of Divine Providence, conservation, and the problem of evil.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Natural Law
The sum total of the ethical precepts implanted by God in the rational nature of man, through the observance of which he, as a free intelligent being, might attain his natural destiny. It is that universal, unchangeable, eternal law which Saint Paul says is indelibly written by the Creator in our hearts or in our very nature, urging us to observe the moral order, to do good, and avoid evil. The ultimate basis and source of the natural law is the eternal law or Divine reason ordering and directing all things in accordance with their natural inclinations to their proper acts and ends. The expression or participation of this eternal law in free rational creatures is the natural law which may be summed up in the general prescription to do good and avoid evil, to live in conformity with right rational nature, or to observe the moral order as Divinely constituted and sanctioned. The conduct of all men is subject to the moral law which, as to its primary or general principles at least, is naturally promulgated or known through human reason. Because of the consequences of original sin, Revelation alone can provide complete knowledge of its secondary and especially of its remote principles as applied to the complexities of life. The due regulation of our free actions in conformity with its prescriptions secures their right ordering in which consists the natural perfection of our rational nature, and which at the same time constitutes a necessary condition for supernatural perfection, for, according to Saint Thomas, "Just as grace presupposes nature, the Divine Law presupposes the natural law."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Law, Natural
The sum total of the ethical precepts implanted by God in the rational nature of man, through the observance of which he, as a free intelligent being, might attain his natural destiny. It is that universal, unchangeable, eternal law which Saint Paul says is indelibly written by the Creator in our hearts or in our very nature, urging us to observe the moral order, to do good, and avoid evil. The ultimate basis and source of the natural law is the eternal law or Divine reason ordering and directing all things in accordance with their natural inclinations to their proper acts and ends. The expression or participation of this eternal law in free rational creatures is the natural law which may be summed up in the general prescription to do good and avoid evil, to live in conformity with right rational nature, or to observe the moral order as Divinely constituted and sanctioned. The conduct of all men is subject to the moral law which, as to its primary or general principles at least, is naturally promulgated or known through human reason. Because of the consequences of original sin, Revelation alone can provide complete knowledge of its secondary and especially of its remote principles as applied to the complexities of life. The due regulation of our free actions in conformity with its prescriptions secures their right ordering in which consists the natural perfection of our rational nature, and which at the same time constitutes a necessary condition for supernatural perfection, for, according to Saint Thomas, "Just as grace presupposes nature, the Divine Law presupposes the natural law."
King James Dictionary - Natural
NATURAL, a. to be born or produced
1. Pertaining to nature produced or effected by nature, or by the laws of growth, formation or motion impressed on bodies or beings by divine power. Thus we speak of the natural growth of animals or plants the natural motion of a gravitating body natural strength or disposition the natural heat of the body natural color natural beauty. In this sense, natural is opposed to artificial or acquired. 2. According to the stated course of things. Poverty and shame are the natural consequences of certain vices. 3. Not forced not far fetched such as is dictated by nature. The gestures of the orator are natural. 4. According to the life as a natural representation of the face. 5. Consonant to nature. Fire and warmth go together, and so seem to carry with them as natural an evidence as self-evident truths themselves.
6. Derived from nature, as opposed to habitual. The love of pleasure is natural the love of study is usually habitual or acquired. 7. Discoverable by reason not revealed as natural religion. 8. Produced or coming in the ordinary course of things, or the progress or animals and vegetables as a natural death opposed to violent or premature. 9. Tender affectionate by nature. 10. Unaffected unassumed according to truth and reality. What can be more natural than the circumstances of the behavior of those women who had lost heir husbands on this fatal day?
11. Illegitimate born out of wedlock as a natural son. 12. Native vernacular as ones natural language. 13. Derived from the study of the works or nature as natural knowledge. 14. A natural note, in music, is that which is according to the usual order of the scale opposed to flat and sharp notes, which are called artificial. Natural history, in its most extensive sense, is the description of whatever is created, or of the whole universe, including the heavens and the earth, and all the productions of the earth. But more generally, natural history is limited to a description of the earth and its productions, including zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, meteorology, & 100
Natural philosophy, the science of material natural bodies, of their properties, powers and motions. It is distinguished from intellectual and moral philosophy, which respect the mind or understanding of man and the qualities of actions. Natural philosophy comprehends mechanics, hydrostatics, optics, astronomy, chimistry, magnetism, eletricity, galvanism, & 100
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Natural
NATURAL. The contrast between ‘natural’ (Gr. psychikos ) and ‘spiritual’ ( pneumatikos ) is drawn out by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 . The natural body is derived from the first Adam, and is our body in so far as it is accommodated to, and limited by, the needs of the animal side of the human nature. In such a sense it is especially true that ‘the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God’ ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ). Man derives his spiritual life from union with Christ (‘the last Adam’), but his present body is not adapted to the needs of this spiritual existence; hence the distinction made by St. Paul between the natural body (called the ‘body of death,’ Romans 7:24 ) and the spiritual body of the resurrection. The transference from the one to the other begins in this life, and the two beings are identical in so far as continuity creates an identity, but otherwise, owing to the operation of the union with Christ, distinct.
T. A. Moxon.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Natural
According to nature. 1. Natural use (Romans 1:26-27 KJV; natural relations, RSV) refers to heterosexual relations, thus “natural intercourse,” NRSV, REB). 2. Natural affection refers specifically to affection for family members. Those lacking natural affection (itastorgoiro) are unloving to their families or generally inhuman or unsociable ( Romans 1:31 ; 2 Timothy 3:3 ). 3 . Natural branches refer to original or native branches as opposed to ingrafted ones (Romans 11:21 ,Romans 11:21,11:24 ). 4 . the natural or unspiritual person (1 Corinthians 2:14 ) is one not open to receiving gifts from God's Spirit or to discerning spiritual matters (constrast 1 Corinthians 2:15 ). This contrast between the spiritual and natural is also evidenced by James 3:15 (NAS) and Jude 1:19 (NIV). 5. The natural face ( James 1:23 ) is literally the face of one's birth. To see one's natural face is to see oneself as one actually is.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Nature, Natural
The Hebrew language has no word for "nature" equivalent to the Greek word physis [1]. Hebrew thought and language were essentially concrete. Old Testament writers described the world around them, but spent little time in abstract reflection on it. Their basic interest in nature focused on God as Creator and on heaven and earth as his creation.
Genesis makes it clear that there is a creation order established by God. Plants bear fruit according to their "kind" (Genesis 1:11-12 ). God created fish (1:21), birds (1:21), and the other animals (1:24-25) which multiply according to their "kind." It is clear from these verses that various plants and animals have inherent characteristics that make them distinct from one another. It is also clear that God views these distinctions as "good."
There is a close bond between humankind and the rest of creation (Genesis 3:17-18 ; Psalm 96:10-13 ). There are physiological similarities between humankind and the rest of creation (Genesis 18:27 ; Job 10:8-9 ; Psalm 103:14 ). Humankind shares in creation's dependence on God's goodness for its continuance (Psalm 103:15 ; 104 Isa 10440:6-7 ). Nevertheless, creation order distinctiveness is particularly apparent as it pertains to humankind. Only people were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27 ). Only people were the result of God's direct creative activity (2:7). Only into humankind did God breathe the breath of life (2:7). Only to people did God give dominion over the earth and the other creatures in it (1:28-30). Only to people did God give the responsibility to cultivate the earth (2:15). Only to humankind did God give special instructions regarding the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (2:16-17). When a helper for Adam was sought, none of the other creatures was suitable (2:18-20); only God's special creative act could provide that helper (2:21-23). Humankind's creation order distinctiveness is also described as "very good" (1:31).
The fall disrupted God's intended order for creation and for humankind (Genesis 3:16-19 ). Although it is cursed because of sin (3:17-18), creation is still viewed positively (Psalm 33:5 ; 119:64 ). God still sustains it (Psalm 104 ), uses it to fulfill his purposes (Job 37:1-13 ; Psalm 29 148:8 ), and declares his glory through it (Psalm 19:1-6 ; 50:6 ; 97:1-6 ). Humankind, however, is regarded less positively. Men and women are viewed as conceived and brought forth in iniquity (Psalm 51:5 ; 58:3 ). They are rebellious (Isaiah 48:8 ), incapable of purity (Job 14:4 ; 15:14 ), and completely wicked (Psalm 14:1-3 ). Every intent and thought of their hearts is unremittingly evil (Genesis 6:5-6 ; 8:21 ). They have been corrupted at the very core of their being (Jeremiah 17:9 ). As a result of the fall, humankind has become absolutely sinful.
The noun physis [3:7). Jude uses the adverb ( physikos [ Jude 10 ) to refer to those things men and women know without conscious reflection. Peter uses two different forms of the word. He uses the adjective (physikos [ 2 Peter 2:12 ) in comparing the unrighteous to "creatures of instinct." He uses the noun to refer to the innate character of God when he comments that God's promises have been granted to believers in order that they might become partakers of the "the divine nature" (1:4).
The other occurrences of physis [ Romans 11:24 ). Each type of tree grows certain branches "by nature" (11:21,24), and any grafting of branches from one type to the other is "contrary to nature" (11:24). Similarly, there is an ethnic distinction between those men and women who are Jews "by birth" (Galatians 2:15 ) and those who are "physically" circumcised (Romans 2:27 ).
Men and women are "by nature" objects of wrath (Ephesians 2:3 ), but some dimly reflect the goodness of God's creation order in that they do "by nature" the things of the law (Romans 2:14 ). "Nature" also makes a distinction between men and women (1 Corinthians 11:14 ). This distinction is respected in "natural" sexual relations between heterosexual partners (Romans 1:26-27 ), but is contravened by sexual relations between homosexual partners who are described as acting contrary to nature (1:26).
The fact that Paul can describe idols as those that are "by nature" not gods (Galatians 4:8 ) suggests that there is One who has a divine "nature." As in the Old Testament, some of the attributes of this divine nature can be seen in the visible world of creation (Romans 1:18-20 ).
God's original creation order established certain distinctions that he declared to be good. That creation order was disrupted by the fall, but it was not destroyed. The visible world of creation still displays, but remains distinct from, God's divine nature. Certain innate qualities remain that distinguish plants from animals. Distinctions among species (kinds) separate various plants from one another; the same is true of animals. Humankind retains its creation order distinctiveness, and within the unity of humankind certain ethnic and sexual distinctions are evident. Although the fall corrupted human nature and predisposed people to turn away from God, Christ's work on the cross has made it possible for redeemed humankind to turn toward God and partake of his divine nature once again. Similarly, although creation suffers under the curse of the fall, it too looks forward to the restoration of the original creation order.
John D. Harvey
Bibliography . F. H. Colson and G. H. Whitaker, Philo in Ten Volumes ; C. E. B. Cranfield, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans ; P. Evdokimov, SJT 18 (1965): 1-22; G. Harder, NIDNTT, 2:656-11; H. D. McDonald, EDT, pp. 676-80.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Man: Natural State of
A musical amateur of eminence, who had often observed Mr. Cadogan's inattention to his performances, said to him one day, 'Come, I am determined to make you feel the power of music, pay particular attention to this piece.' It was played.
'Well, what do you say now?'
'Just what I said before.'
'What! can you hear this and not be charmed? I am surprised at your insensibility! Where are your ears?'
'Bear with me, my lord,' replied Mr. Cadogan, 'since I too have had my surprise; I have from the pulpit set before you the most striking and affecting truths; I have found notes that might have awaked the dead; I have said, Surely he will feel now; but you never seemed charmed with my music, though infinitely more interesting than yours. I too might have said: Where are his ears?'
Man, until sovereign grace opens his ears, is deaf to the heavenly harmonies of the love of God in Christ Jesus, although these are the ravishment of angels and the wonder of eternity.
CARM Theological Dictionary - Natural Knowledge
A term used in describing a type of knowledge possessed by God. Often it is raised in discussions dealing with individuals’ free will and God’s infinite knowledge. God’s natural knowledge would be His knowledge of all things of potential existence influenced by individuals though not necessarily in actual existence. God knows this set of knowledge from all eternity, before the creation of the universe. It is called natural because it is a natural attribute of God’s existence. See also Free Knowledge and Middle Knowledge.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Natural
That which is according to nature.
1. γένεσις, 'origin, birth.' Man beholds his natural face in a glass. James 1:23 .
2. κατὰ φύσιν, 'according to nature.' The Israelites are called the natural branches of the olive tree which God planted on earth. Romans 11:21,24 .φυσικός, 'that which belongs to nature.' Romans 1:26,27 ; 2 Peter 2:12 ; Jude 10 .
3. ψυχικός, from 'life, soul.' "The natural man [1] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:14 . The body of the Christian is sown 'a natural body' (having had natural life through the living soul); it will be raised 'a spiritual body.' 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Natural, Naturally
A — 1: φυσικός (Strong's #5446 — Adjective — phusikos — foo-see-kos' ) originally signifying "produced by nature, inborn," from phusis, "nature" (see below), cp. Eng., "physical," "physics," etc., denotes (a) "according to nature," Romans 1:26,27 ; (b) "governed by mere natural instincts," 2 Peter 2:12 , RV, "(born) mere animals," AV and RV marg., "natural (brute beasts)."
A — 2: ψυχικός (Strong's #5591 — Adjective — psuchikos — psoo-khee-kos' ) "belonging to the psuche, soul" (as the lower part of the immaterial in man), "natural, physical," describes the man in Adam and what pertains to him (set in contrast to pneumatikos, "spiritual"), 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 15:44 (twice),46 (in the latter used as a noun); James 3:15 , "sensual" (RV marg., "natural" or "animal"), here relating perhaps more especially to the mind, a wisdom in accordance with, or springing from, the corrupt desires and affections; so in Jude 1:19 .
B — 1: γένεσις (Strong's #1078 — Noun Feminine — genesis — ghen'-es-is ) "birth," is used in James 1:23 , of the "natural face," lit., "the face of his birth," "what God made him to be" (Hort). See GENERATION , NATURE , No. 2.
Note: In Romans 11:21,24 the preposition kata, "according to," with the noun phusis, "nature," is translated "natural," of branches, metaphorically describing members of the nation of Israel.
C — 1: φυσικῶς (Strong's #5447 — Adverb — phusikos — foo-see-koce' ) "naturally, by nature" (akin to A, No. 1), is used in Jude 1:10 .
Note: In Philippians 2:20 , AV, gnesios, "sincerely, honorably, truly" (from the adjective gnesios, "true, sincere, genuine;" see, e.g., Philippians 4:3 ), is translated "naturally" (RV, "truly;" marg., "genuinely").
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Natural
ψυχικος , is a term that frequently occurs in the apostolic writings: "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned," 1 Corinthians 2:14 . Here it is plain that by "the natural man," is not meant a person, devoid of natural judgment, reason, or conscience, in which sense the expression is often used among men. Nor does it signify one who is entirely governed by his fleshly appetites, or what the world calls a voluptuary, or sensualist. Neither does it signify merely a man in the rude state of nature, whose faculties have not been cultivated by learning and study, and polished by an intercourse with society. The Apostle manifestly takes his "natural man" from among such as the world hold in the highest repute for their natural parts, their learning, and their religion. He selects him from among the philosophers of Greece, who sought after wisdom, and from among the Jewish scribes, who were instructed in the revealed law of God, 1 Corinthians 1:22-23 . These are the persons whom he terms the wise, the scribes, the disputers of this world—men to whom the Gospel was a stumbling block and foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:20 ; 1 Corinthians 1:23 .
The natural man is here evidently opposed to, ο πνευματικος , "him that is spiritual," 1 Corinthians 2:15 , even as the natural body which we derive from Adam is opposed to the spiritual body which believers will receive from Christ at the resurrection, according to 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 . Now the spiritual man is one who has the Spirit of Christ dwelling in him, Romans 8:9 , not merely in the way of miraculous gifts, as some have imagined, (for these were peculiar to the first age of the Christian church, and even then not common to all the saints, nor inseparably connected with salvation, 1 Corinthians 13:1-4 ; Hebrews 6:4-7 ,) but in his saving influences of light, holiness, and consolation, whereby the subject is made to discern the truth and excellency of spiritual things, and so to believe, love, and delight in them as his true happiness. If therefore a man is called "spiritual" because the Spirit of Christ dwells in him, giving him new views, dispositions, and enjoyments, then the "natural man," being opposed to such, must be one who is destitute of the Spirit, and of all his saving and supernatural effects, whatever may be his attainments in human learning and science. It is obviously upon this principle that our Lord insists upon the necessity of the new birth in order to our entering into the kingdom of heaven, John 3:3 ; John 3:5 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Selection, Natural
A theory which seeks to explain by natural causes the occurrence of every kind of adaptation which is to be met with in organic nature, on the assumption that adaptations of every kind have primary reference to the preservation of species, and therefore, also, as a general rule, to the preservation of their constituent individuals. This theory was first proposed by Darwin and is based on the following principles: overproduction of organisms and the consequent struggle for existence; the variations of organisms, useful and harmful, and the preservation of the useful, and destruction of the harmful; overcrowding; accidental destruction; change of habits; and migration. This theory is also termed the survival of the fittest (Herbert Spencer). It has not been established by fact, and is not now advanced even as a hypothesis to explain the origin of species.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baldness (Natural or Artificial)
It was customary among eastern nations to cut off the hair of the head, or to shave the head, as a token of mourning, on the death of a relative, Job 1:20 Jeremiah 16:6 . This was forbidden to the Israelites, in consequence of its being a heathen custom, Deuteronomy 14:1 . Natural baldness was treated with contempt, because it exposed a man to the suspicion of leprosy. The children at Bethel cried after Elisha, "Go up, thou bald head," 2 Kings 2:23 . While they indicated by this epithet great contempt for him as a prophet of the Lord, they probably scoffed at the same time at the miracle of Elijah's ascension.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Theology, Natural
That branch of philosophy which investigates what human reason unaided by Revelation can tell us concerning God; distinguished from dogmatic theology which treats of the science of God in the light of Revelation. This science endeavors:
To demonstrate the existence of God from the visible things of the world through such principles as those of finality and causality: "For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; His eternal Power also and Divinity" (Romans 1).
To establish something about the Divine attributes. Since effects resemble causes we can affirm of God certain perfections possessed by creatures, such as Truth, Love, Beauty. Since the effect differs from the cause and does not necessarily exhaust the perfections of the cause, we negate of God the imperfections found in creatures. Since God is infinite, we exalt in Him to an infinite degree, the perfections found in creatures.
To tell us something about God's relation to the world. God is related to us as an object is related to a science, e.g., life can exist without biology, and matter without physics. We are related to God as a science is related to its object, e.g., zoology cannot exist without animals nor botany without plants.
To throw some light on the action of Divine Providence, conservation, and the problem of evil.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Natural
1. In Romans 1:26 f., Romans 11:21; Romans 11:24 (cf. Judges 1:10 ‘naturally’) ‘natural’ is the rendering of φυσικός. In Romans 1 St. Paul denounces certain forms of sexual vice as ‘against nature.’ To indulge in them is to pervert and degrade human nature. Its constitution is violated when the lower impulses refuse to be controlled. History confirms the Apostle’s judgment that ‘natural’ instincts and passions unbridled by reason and conscience lead to unnatural crimes which are dishonouring alike to man and to God. To Renan’s outburst, ‘Nature cares nothing about chastity,’ the true reply is, ‘Instead of saying that Nature cares nothing about chastity, let us say that human nature, our nature, cares about it a great deal’ (Matthew Arnold, Discourses in America, London, 1896, p. 60). In Romans 11 St. Paul, using figurative language, describes the Jews as ‘natural branches’ in contrast with the Gentiles, who are represented as artificially grafted into the tree of God’s people. The process described is ‘one that in horticulture is never performed. The cultivated branch is always engrafted upon the wild stock, and not vice versa. This Paul knew quite well (see παρὰ φύσιν, v. 24), and the force of his reproof to the presuming Gentile turns on the fact that the process was an unnatural one’ (J. Denney, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Romans,’ 1900, p. 680).
2. In 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:44; 1 Corinthians 15:46, ‘natural’ is the rendering of ψυχικός. It is also used twice in Revised Version margin as an alternative to another translation of the same word. In 2 Peter 2:12 ‘mere animals’ is in the Revised Version text, but in Judges 1:19 ‘sensual’ is found, ‘animal’ being a second marginal rendering. In all these passages ψυχικός ‘has a disparaging sense, being opposed to πνευματικός (as ψυχή is not to πνεῦμα), and almost synonymous with σάρκινος or σαρκικός (1 Corinthians 3:1 f.).… This epithet describes to the Corinthians the unregenerate nature at its best, the man commended in philosophy, actuated by the higher thoughts and aims of the natural life-not the sensual man (the animalis of the Vulg. [1] ) who is ruled by bodily impulses. Yet the ψυχικός, μὴ ἔχων πνεῦμα (Judges 1:19) may be lower than the σαρκικός, where the latter, as in 1 Corinthians 3:3 and Galatians 5:17; Galatians 5:25, is already touched but not fully assimilated by the life-giving πνεῦμα’ (G. G. Findlay, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘1 Cor.,’ 1900, p. 783, note on 1 Corinthians 2:14). To this helpful discrimination may be added a brief quotation from T. C. Edwards’ Commentary on First Ep. to Corinthians2, London, 1885: ‘the word ψυχικός was coined by Aristotle (Eth. Nic. III. x. 2), to distinguish the pleasures of the soul, such as ambition and desire of knowledge, from those of the body.’ As used by St. Paul, ‘the ψυχικός, contrasted with the ἀκρατής, is the noblest of men. But to the πνευματικός he is related as the natural to the supernatural.… The indwelling spirit is the Holy Spirit; and he in whom that Spirit dwells is at once supernatural and holy’ (p. 65f., note on 1 Corinthians 2:14 f.).
ψυχικός is sometimes rendered ‘psychic,’ and sometimes ‘soulish’ in 1 Corinthians 15:44, with the intention of emphasizing the contrast between the ‘natural’ and the ‘spiritual’ body. But ‘though inadequate, “natural” is the best available rendering of this adjective; it indicates the moulding of man’s body by its environment, and its adaptation to existing functions; the same body is χοϊκόν in respect of its material (v. 47).’ In this context, however, ‘ψυχικον is only relatively a term of disparagement; the “psychic” body has in it the making of the “spiritual” ’ (G. G. Findlay, op. cit. p. 937). The body which, in our present state, is adapted for the service of the soul, is contrasted by St. Paul with the body which, in the future state, will be adapted for the higher service of the spirit. ‘An organism fitted to be the seat of mind, to express emotion, to carry out the behests of will is already in process of being adapted for a still nobler ministry.’ Hence in v. 46 the history of man is said to be ‘a progress from Adam to Christ, from soulish to spiritual, from the present life to the future’ (T. C. Edwards, op. cit. pp. 441, 445).
3. (a) In two passages (Romans 1:31, 2 Timothy 3:3) the phrase ‘without natural affection’ is the rendering of ἄστοργος. By this word St. Paul describes those who are so regardless of the claims of nature as to be lacking in love for their own kindred. He assumes that love of kindred (στοργή) should naturally arise from such human relationships as parent and child, husband and wife, brother and sister. Here, as in those passages in which ‘natural’ is the rendering of φυσικός, the word denotes not what is in harmony with our environment, but what is in accord with our own true nature or constitution.
(b) In James 1:23 ‘his natural face’ is the rendering of the phrase πρόσωπον τῆς γενέσεως, lit. [2] ‘the face of his birth’ (Revised Version margin). The meaning is the face which is ‘native’ to man. The contrast is between ‘the face which belongs to this transitory life,’ of which a reflexion may be seen in a mirror, and ‘the character which is being here moulded for eternity,’ of which a reflexion may be seen in the Word (J. B. Mayor, Epistle of St. James 3, London, 1910, p. 71, note on 1:23).
Literature.-J. Laidlaw, Bible Doctrine of Man, new ed., Edinburgh, 1895; H. Wheeler Robinson, The Christian Doctrine of Man, do., 1911.
J. G. Tasker.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Nature And Natural Phenomena
NATURE AND NATURAL PHENOMENA.—1. The inquiry as to the attitude taken up by Jesus towards the natural, visible, tangible world which is the physical environment of the soul, is affected and limited by the fact that our Lord was not a philosopher or a scientist, but a spiritual teacher. His only mission was to preach the doctrine of the Kingdom of God, and to this He rigidly restricted Himself. Thus He nowhere enunciates a cosmology; He gives us no explicit theory of the providential order; He leaves the scientific conceptions of His day where they were, correcting no current mistakes as to the meaning of natural phenomena, and giving no intellectual synthesis of His own of the facts of the physical universe (see Wendt’s Teaching of Jesus, i. pp. 151–153). This at once both hampers us and frees us in dealing with our special subject. It hampers us because we have to glean such hints as are possible for our purpose from scattered references to natural phenomena and to the order of nature as a whole, which occcur incidentally in His teaching. But it also assists us by enabling us to understand that no sinister or misleading suggestions lurk behind the silence of Jesus on the innumerable problems that try the modern mind in its outlook on the natural order. The revelation of Jesus does not contain a complete conspectus of the facts of the world in all their aspects: it is a spiritual revelation, which aims at the enlightenment of the soul as to the vital truths of conduct, and as to the ideal relations between it and its Heavenly Father. Every element in the teaching is subordinate to this central consideration. In seeking for such light as is possible on the attitude of our Lord to the physical world, we must, therefore, bear this limitation constantly in mind.
2. We also find here the key to the kind of references which are made by our Lord to the facts of nature. These references are, fortunately for our purpose, very numerous in proportion to the bulk of His teaching as it has come down to us, and this for a reason we shall presently deal with. But they all belong (1) to the class of facts that were quite familiar to His hearers. His aim was always entirely practical, and His illustrations and references to nature are thus extremely simple and obvious. We seek in vain for any recondite, or technical, or unusual allusions; they all lie consistently in the path of common observation; so much so that hardly any of them need interpretation to the simplest modern minds. And (2) they are of that class which lend themselves obviously to the uses of illustration, being vivid, pictorial, and frequently recurrent in the lives of ordinary men and women, so that anyone familiar with His teaching could not fail afterwards to be reminded of the spiritual truths He had taught, because no one could go through a single day of average experience without coming across one or more of the natural facts used in His matchless collection of illustrations. By this means He turned nature into a whispering gallery of spiritual truths, and filled each common day with perpetual reminders of His central teaching, thus enlisting both the understanding and the memory of His followers in His permanent service as a revealer of religious truth. Any devout and careful student of the Gospels will readily find the justification of these remarks in the pages of the Evangelists.
3. Incidental, however, as are the references to nature and natural phenomena in the words of Jesus, they are full of suggestiveness as to His attitude to the material world. Through the rigid self-limitation which He imposed on Himself we catch the glow of His spirit; through the narrow windows of His imagery rays of light pour out in many directions on the mysteries of life and providence. It is not, perhaps, possible to construct a complete Christian Weltanschauung, or ‘View of the World,’ out of the scattered references of Jesus to nature; but in the light of His teaching it is certainly possible to suggest the lines along which such a theory must run. His doctrine of the Fatherhood necessitated an attitude towards nature as well as man, and this attitude is consistently maintained by Him in all His words and habits of thought as recorded in the Gospels.
4. Christ’s theory of Providence in the natural order.—(1) The first characteristic in the attitude of Jesus towards the facts and arrangements of the organic world is a certain beautiful calmness and screnity. The facts which so deeply disturb us in our view of nature—suffering, the preying of one animal on another, death—were just as familiar to Him, who was an accurate and careful observer, as to ourselves; moreover, He who was so sympathetic with men in their sorrows, must have been equally accessible to the sorrows of dumb creatures. Yet there is no trace of any disturbance of mind in Him as He met these familiar facts. His profound trust in God’s goodness to His creatures enabled Him to view their sufferings with an equanimity in which there could have been no trace of hardness or indifference. It is the calmness of a mind so firmly centred in the idea of the Divine love and care that it suffers no shock at the most disturbing and harrowing of natural events. His references to the Providence that looks after the interests of flowers and birds, which are ‘clothed’ and ‘fed’ by God Himself, are full of a sense of the Divine benignity and goodwill towards His meanest creatures, and He uses this fact as an argument to quell the needless anxiety of men, who belong to a far higher order of being (Matthew 12:12), as to the sources and sureness of the natural provision for their own life and wellbeing. If God so ‘clothes the grass of the field,’ and ‘feeds the fowls of the air,’ He will surely much more attend to the temporal wants of His children so that they may consider themselves free to attend to their proper spiritual interests (Matthew 6:25-34). That the optimism of Jesus is not the result of careless observation or lack of sympathy is seen also in His acknowledgment of the evanescence and perishableness of vegetable and animal life (Matthew 6:30). Jesus teaches us that ‘God feeds the sparrow and also attends his obsequies’ (Luke 12:24, cf. Matthew 10:29). The sufferings peculiar to animal life and the incidence of natural death are clearly normal facts in our Lord’s view of nature, and need contain no problem for faith.
(2) Another feature of our Lord’s view of the providential order is His recognition of the orderliness and faithfulness of natural law. There is every indication that in realizing this He found a deep and constant pleasure. The world to Him was the home of order, and, as such, an indication of the will and character of the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He loved to notice and draw attention to this characteristic of the natural world (cf. Matthew 5:13; Matthew 7:16-18; Matthew 7:24-27, Mark 4:4-8; Mark 4:26-28; Mark 9:50, Luke 10:18; Luke 12:24; Luke 13:8; Luke 19:34, John 3:8; John 10:3-5; John 15:1-4 etc.) Specially interesting to Him were all the phenomena of growth, which He so often uses as a symbol of the laws of the spirit (Mark 4:4-8; Mark 4:26-28; Mark 4:31 f., Mark 13:28, Luke 13:8; Luke 13:21, John 15:2-4), and of the habits of animals (Matthew 6:26; Matthew 7:15; Matthew 10:16, Luke 13:34; Luke 17:37, John 10:3-5; John 10:12 etc.).
(3) This leads us to the most important of all the characteristics exhibited in our Lord’s treatment of natural phenomena—His profound sense of the function they fulfil as suggesting spiritual facts and laws. His purpose in using natural imagery is not summed up in the fact of its picturesqueness and mnemonic aptness. However handy it may have been as a mould into which to throw His teaching, He evidently believed that there was in addition to this a real correspondence between the laws of organic and of spiritual life. He lived in two worlds, with an intensity of interest that has seldom been approached—the world of sense and the world of spirit. These two worlds to most men are divided by a deep chasm; but to Him there were innumerable bridges of connexion between them, and His thoughts traversed these in a perpetual play of happy insight, finding in both unending correspondences that were real and true, each shedding light into the heart of the other. Or, to vary the simile, we may say that to Him nature was the mirror of the spirit, in which He ever caught glimpses of the profoundest laws and operations of the higher life of the soul and of the character of God as the Lord of both. When He said, ‘The kingdom of God is like—,’ He was exercising no mere ingenuity of fancy, neither was He inventing fictitious similarities between disconnected spheres of existence; rather He was holding up the gold and silver sides of the same bright shield of Truth.
(4) In entire consistence with this view of our Lord’s imagery, we novice the complete absence, in His view of the world, of any such distinction as has been drawn by modern thinkers between the natural and the supernatural. Living, as He did, in the perpetual sense of His Father’s presence and power and love, such a distinction would be to Him utterly unreal. In His cosmology there was no third term, such as ‘force,’ or ‘energy,’ or ‘law,’ coming in immediately between the Divine will and its result. There was only God—the Creator and Sustainer—and nature was the material expression of His loving care and energy. What we would attribute to a secondary or efficient cause He always attributed to the direct activity of the Father. ‘Your heavenly Father feedeth them.… Shall he not much more clothe you …?’ ‘Not one of them falleth to the ground without your Father …’ ‘My Father worketh hitherto.’ In this sense of the immediacy of the Divine activity we find one of the most characteristic traits of the religious attitude of Jesus towards the natural world. The same consideration throws a suggestive light on the way in which He exercised His ‘miraculous’ gifts. To Him there was nothing ‘supernatural’ or inexplicable in the wonderful deeds He wrought. They were rather perfectly natural signs of the activity of God in and through Him: ‘My Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works’ (John 14:10). Even in the case of an act of healing which was performed without any overt reference to the Divine power, as when He said, ‘I will, be thou clean’ (Luke 5:13), the same attitude of dependence on the Father’s favour and power must be presupposed (cf. John 5:19). To Jesus, therefore, the wonderful works which He wrought were but the expression of the will of God through Him, and were as natural as the forces that eventuate in the ‘blowing clover and the falling rain.’ If this were borne in mind, perhaps the difficulty of the miraculous would not be what it is to many nowadays. The key would be seen to lie in the region of personality rather than of a ‘supernatural’ law over-riding a natural law. Jesus being who and what He was, it was as natural for Him to work miracles’ and to exercise an exceptional control over the ‘forces’ of nature, as it was for Napoleon to do extraordinary things through his gift of control over men, or for a great scientist to initiate fresh changes in the forms and conditions of matter. The differentia of the soul of Jesus was an unbroken fellowship with God as His Father, which manifested itself in all He did, and, among other ways, ill the power to use natural forces in a unique way in order to fulfil His filial mission.
5. There is another aspect of the attitude of Jesus to nature and natural phenomena which must not be overlooked, and which, however incidental it may be to His mission as such, is replete with suggestion and helpfulness. We have pointed out that His scientific and philosophic interest in nature was merged into the religious interest which always controlled His soul. What of the artistic interest which is so strong in the highest type of mind? Here again we must speak of the subordination of all to the spiritual outlook and temper. None the less is it clear that Jesus was profoundly sensitive to the beauty of the world. He loved Nature for her own sake, and because she ministered to His love of what was fair and good to look at. And if it is true that the ‘function of art is (1) to teach us to see, (2) to teach us what to see, and (3) to teach us to see more than we see,’ then the discourses of Jesus reveal the artistic temperament in all His references to the facts of the natural order. See art. Poet.
(1) His faculty of observation was extraordinary. His eye took in the smallest detail of the outward world with loving appreciation. We have references to the march of the seasons (Matthew 24:32, Mark 13:28); to the orderly stages of growth (Mark 4:28); to the varying response of various kinds of soil (Mark 4:4-8); to the mystery of development (Mark 4:27; Mark 4:31); to the habits and dispositions of animals (Matthew 10:16, Luke 9:58; Luke 13:34; Luke 17:37, John 10:3-5; John 10:12, cf. Matthew 7:15); to the customs of the household (Luke 13:21, cf. the many references to the law of hospitality, and to human intercourse and social life). He was never at a loss, indeed, in drawing upon the resources of His observation for the purpose of illustrating His own teaching, but was like a householder, ‘bringing forth from his treasure things new and old’ (Matthew 13:52).
(2) In the same way He teaches us what to see. A wise selection must be made in storing the mind with facts and impressions, so that the multiplicity of Nature may not overwhelm the mind, or cause us to lose our way in the confusion of her wealth. And while, as we have seen, there was nothing too great or too small to arrest His eye or interest His mind, there is one interest which evidently dominated His mind in His watchful observation of natural phenomena. That was the ordinary human interest. And this is always true of the highest art. The painter, the poet, the sculptor, are eminently and broadly human in their approach to Nature; what has no reference to human experience and action and passion lies outside the scope of her appeal to them. A glance at our Lord’s parables and illustrations at once reveals this dominant human interest. He refers only to those aspects of nature that in some more or less definite way intermingle with the daily or occasional experience of human beings. There was a practical as well as artistic purpose in this; for He was thus able to interest His hearers more readily in the higher truths which He was anxious to impress upon their minds and to commend to their sympathies.
(3) He teaches us to see more than we see, for the natural became in His hands a translucent veil through which the spiritual poured its light and inspiration into the hearts of men. Here art once more became handmaid to religion: and the beauty of nature became a vehicle for the higher beauty of holiness and truth. The same artistic gift is seen in the beautiful, vivid, and balanced form in which He clothed His imagery and parabolic teaching. His language is wonderfully clear and pictorial and apt: the mould into which He runs His illustrations is in keeping with the simplicity and beauty of its content. There is the happiest marriage of word and fact, type and antitype, in His teaching. This reveals the Master both of material and of expression. The earthly forms in which the Incarnate Word enshrined His message have caught something of His own Eternal quality and beauty, and will stand for ever as unique and unforgettable as the truth they embody. ‘The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life’ (John 6:63).
Literature.—Mozley, Univ. Sermons, 122; Shairp, Stud. in Poetry and Philos. 310; Expositor, iii. ii. [1] 224; F. W. Robertson, Human Race, 163; J. Caird, Univ. Ser. 300; S. J. Andrews, Man and the Incarnation, 105; W. G. Elmslie, Memoir and Ser. 240; D. W. Forrest, Authority of Christ (1906), 143.
E. Griffith-Jones.

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Natural - Natural, a. Thus we speak of the Natural growth of animals or plants the Natural motion of a gravitating body Natural strength or disposition the Natural heat of the body Natural color Natural beauty. In this sense, Natural is opposed to artificial or acquired. Poverty and shame are the Natural consequences of certain vices. The gestures of the orator are Natural. According to the life as a Natural representation of the face. Fire and warmth go together, and so seem to carry with them as Natural an evidence as self-evident truths themselves. The love of pleasure is Natural the love of study is usually habitual or acquired. Discoverable by reason not revealed as Natural religion. Produced or coming in the ordinary course of things, or the progress or animals and vegetables as a Natural death opposed to violent or premature. What can be more Natural than the circumstances of the behavior of those women who had lost heir husbands on this fatal day? ...
11. Illegitimate born out of wedlock as a Natural son. Native vernacular as ones Natural language. Derived from the study of the works or nature as Natural knowledge. A Natural note, in music, is that which is according to the usual order of the scale opposed to flat and sharp notes, which are called artificial. Natural history, in its most extensive sense, is the description of whatever is created, or of the whole universe, including the heavens and the earth, and all the productions of the earth. But more generally, Natural history is limited to a description of the earth and its productions, including zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, meteorology, & 100 ...
Natural philosophy, the science of material Natural bodies, of their properties, powers and motions. Natural philosophy comprehends mechanics, hydrostatics, optics, astronomy, chimistry, magnetism, eletricity, galvanism, & 100...
Natural - Natural use (Romans 1:26-27 KJV; Natural relations, RSV) refers to heterosexual relations, thus “natural intercourse,” NRSV, REB). Natural affection refers specifically to affection for family members. Those lacking Natural affection (itastorgoiro) are unloving to their families or generally inhuman or unsociable ( Romans 1:31 ; 2 Timothy 3:3 ). Natural branches refer to original or native branches as opposed to ingrafted ones (Romans 11:21 ,Romans 11:21,11:24 ). the Natural or unspiritual person (1 Corinthians 2:14 ) is one not open to receiving gifts from God's Spirit or to discerning spiritual matters (constrast 1 Corinthians 2:15 ). This contrast between the spiritual and Natural is also evidenced by James 3:15 (NAS) and Jude 1:19 (NIV). The Natural face ( James 1:23 ) is literally the face of one's birth. To see one's Natural face is to see oneself as one actually is
Unnatural - ) Not Natural; contrary, or not conforming, to the order of nature; being without Natural traits; as, unnatural crimes
Natural - ' Man beholds his Natural face in a glass. ' The Israelites are called the Natural branches of the olive tree which God planted on earth. ' "The Natural man [1] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God. The body of the Christian is sown 'a Natural body' (having had Natural life through the living soul); it will be raised 'a spiritual body
Physics - ) The science of nature, or of Natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of matter, and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of Natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc. ) that modify the general properties of bodies; Natural philosophy
Untimely - Happening before the Natural time premature as untimely death untimely fate. Before the Natural time
Determinism - The teaching that every event in the universe is caused and controlled by Natural law; that there is no free will in humans and that all events are merely the result of Natural and physical laws
Image of God - In the soul, is distinguished into Natural and moral. By Natural is meant the understanding, reason, will, and other intellectual faculties
Factitious - ) Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a Natural, standard or rule; not Natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste
Kindliness - ) Natural inclination; Natural course
Evil - Is distinguished into Natural and moral. Natural evil is whatever destroys or any way disturbs the perfection of Natural beings; such as blindness, diseases, death, &c
Natural Knowledge - God’s Natural knowledge would be His knowledge of all things of potential existence influenced by individuals though not necessarily in actual existence. It is called Natural because it is a Natural attribute of God’s existence
Zoophytology - ) The Natural history zoophytes
Sapotaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order (Sapotaceae) of (mostly tropical) trees and shrubs, including the star apple, the Lucuma, or Natural marmalade tree, the gutta-percha tree (Isonandra), and the India mahwa, as well as the sapodilla, or sapota, after which the order is named
Natural - Natural. The contrast between ‘natural’ (Gr. The Natural body is derived from the first Adam, and is our body in so far as it is accommodated to, and limited by, the needs of the animal side of the human nature. In such a sense it is especially true that ‘the Natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God’ ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ). Paul between the Natural body (called the ‘body of death,’ Romans 7:24 ) and the spiritual body of the resurrection
Appetite - The Natural desire of pleasure or good the desire of gratification, either of the body or of the mind. Passion does not exist without an object Natural appetites exist first, and are then directed to objects. Power being the Natural appetite of princes. ...
Appetites are Natural or artificial. Hunger and thirst are Natural appetites the appetites for olives, tobacco, snuff, &c
Physical - ) Of or pertaining to physics, or Natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of Natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws. ) Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to Natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; Natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man
Mastology - ) The Natural history of Mammalia
Heterotopy - ) A deviation from the Natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells. ) A deviation from the Natural position; - a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation
Sensual - * For SENSUAL see Natural , A, No
Antipathous - ) Having a Natural contrariety; adverse; antipathetic
Connaturalness - ) Participation of the same nature; Natural union
Disnatured - ) Deprived or destitute of Natural feelings; unnatural
Homeborn - Native Natural
Life-Size - ) Of full size; of the Natural size
Hernia - ) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its Natural cavity, and projects through some Natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels
Effervesce - ) To exhibit, in lively Natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment. ) To be in a state of Natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form
Cetology - ) The description or Natural history of cetaceous animals
Philostorgy - ) Natural affection, as of parents for their children
Dendrologist - ) One versed in the Natural history of trees
Ophiologist - ) One versed in the Natural history of serpents
Defoliated - ) Deprived of leaves, as by their Natural fall
Animals - * For ANIMALS (2 Peter 2:12 , RV), see Natural
Impotency - or IMPOTENCE, is considered as Natural and moral. Natural is the want of some physical principle necessary to an action, or where a being is absolutely defective, or not free and at liberty to act
Precocious - ) Developed more than is Natural or usual at a given age; exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too forward; - used especially of mental forwardness; as, a precocious child; precocious talents. ) Ripe or mature before the proper or Natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees
Tzaraat - ("Leprosy"): A supra-natural bodily affliction (often mistranslated as leprosy)
Consequently - ) By consequence; by Natural or logical sequence or connection
Dispositively - ) In a dispositive manner; by Natural or moral disposition
Physique - ) The Natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person
Double-Shade - ) To double the Natural darkness of (a place)
Connaturality - ) Participation of the same nature; Natural union or connection
la Marck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, c - Botanist, zoologist and Natural philosopher, born Bazentin, Picardy, 1744; died Paris, France, 1829. He wrote the first complete account of the fiora of France, a Natural history of the vegetable kingdom, and a history of invertebrates, and made important studies of molluscs
Jean de la Marck - Botanist, zoologist and Natural philosopher, born Bazentin, Picardy, 1744; died Paris, France, 1829. He wrote the first complete account of the fiora of France, a Natural history of the vegetable kingdom, and a history of invertebrates, and made important studies of molluscs
Helminthology - ) The Natural history, or study, of worms, esp
Culture Features - The artificial features of a district as distinguished from the Natural
Psychogenesis - ) Genesis through an internal force, as opposed to Natural selection
Herpetologist - ) One versed in herpetology, or the Natural history of reptiles
Egence - ) The state of needing, or of suffering a Natural want
Wood-Note - ) A wild or Natural note, as of a forest bird
Orismology - ) That departament of Natural history which treats of technical terms
Meatoscope - ) A speculum for examining a Natural passage, as the urethra
Urtical - ) Resembling nettles; - said of several Natural orders allied to urticaceous plants
Dendrology - ) A discourse or treatise on trees; the Natural history of trees
Denature - ) To deprive of its Natural qualities; change the nature of
Overwrest - ) To wrest or force from the Natural or proper position
Congeniality - ) The state or quality of being congenial; Natural affinity; adaptation; suitableness
Physico-Theology - ) Theology or divinity illustrated or enforced by physics or Natural philosophy
Autogenetic Drainage - A system of Natural drainage developed by the constituent streams through headwater erosion
Cycad - ) Any plant of the Natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc
Arctation - ) Constriction or contraction of some Natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation
Ophiology - ) That part of Natural history which treats of the ophidians, or serpents
Cream-Faced - ) White or pale, as the effect of fear, or as the Natural complexion
Atresia - ) Absence or closure of a Natural passage or channel of the body; imperforation
Semination - ) Natural dispersion of seeds
Phototrichromatic - ) Designating a photomechanical process for making reproductions in Natural colors by three printings
Concrement - ) A growing together; the collection or mass formed by concretion, or Natural union
Telestereoscope - ) A stereoscope adapted to view distant Natural objects or landscapes; a telescopic stereoscope
Menopause - ) The period of Natural cessation of menstruation
Lichenography - ) A description of lichens; the science which illustrates the Natural history of lichens
Infused Virtue - A virtue which is not acquired by repeated acts of our own, as, to some extent, the Natural virtues may be, e. , prudence or temperance, but is caused, or given, or poured into our souls from above and is therefore supernatural, like faith, hope, charity, and also the Natural virtues, when sanctifying grace is given to us in order to practise them more easily and perfectly
Virtue, Infused - A virtue which is not acquired by repeated acts of our own, as, to some extent, the Natural virtues may be, e. , prudence or temperance, but is caused, or given, or poured into our souls from above and is therefore supernatural, like faith, hope, charity, and also the Natural virtues, when sanctifying grace is given to us in order to practise them more easily and perfectly
High-Spirited - ) Full of spirit or Natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition
Ovology - ) That branch of Natural history which treats of the origin and functions of eggs
Dispositive - ) Belonging to disposition or Natural, tendency
Conatus - ) A Natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort
Whetstone - ) A piece of stone, Natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools
Jural - ) Pertaining to Natural or positive right
Natural Law - The sum total of the ethical precepts implanted by God in the rational nature of man, through the observance of which he, as a free intelligent being, might attain his Natural destiny. The ultimate basis and source of the Natural law is the eternal law or Divine reason ordering and directing all things in accordance with their Natural inclinations to their proper acts and ends. The expression or participation of this eternal law in free rational creatures is the Natural law which may be summed up in the general prescription to do good and avoid evil, to live in conformity with right rational nature, or to observe the moral order as Divinely constituted and sanctioned. The conduct of all men is subject to the moral law which, as to its primary or general principles at least, is Naturally promulgated or known through human reason. The due regulation of our free actions in conformity with its prescriptions secures their right ordering in which consists the Natural perfection of our rational nature, and which at the same time constitutes a necessary condition for supernatural perfection, for, according to Saint Thomas, "Just as grace presupposes nature, the Divine Law presupposes the Natural law
Law, Natural - The sum total of the ethical precepts implanted by God in the rational nature of man, through the observance of which he, as a free intelligent being, might attain his Natural destiny. The ultimate basis and source of the Natural law is the eternal law or Divine reason ordering and directing all things in accordance with their Natural inclinations to their proper acts and ends. The expression or participation of this eternal law in free rational creatures is the Natural law which may be summed up in the general prescription to do good and avoid evil, to live in conformity with right rational nature, or to observe the moral order as Divinely constituted and sanctioned. The conduct of all men is subject to the moral law which, as to its primary or general principles at least, is Naturally promulgated or known through human reason. The due regulation of our free actions in conformity with its prescriptions secures their right ordering in which consists the Natural perfection of our rational nature, and which at the same time constitutes a necessary condition for supernatural perfection, for, according to Saint Thomas, "Just as grace presupposes nature, the Divine Law presupposes the Natural law
Natural, Naturally - , denotes (a) "according to nature," Romans 1:26,27 ; (b) "governed by mere Natural instincts," 2 Peter 2:12 , RV, "(born) mere animals," AV and RV marg. , "natural (brute beasts). " ...
A — 2: ψυχικός (Strong's #5591 — Adjective — psuchikos — psoo-khee-kos' ) "belonging to the psuche, soul" (as the lower part of the immaterial in man), "natural, physical," describes the man in Adam and what pertains to him (set in contrast to pneumatikos, "spiritual"), 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 15:44 (twice),46 (in the latter used as a noun); James 3:15 , "sensual" (RV marg. , "natural" or "animal"), here relating perhaps more especially to the mind, a wisdom in accordance with, or springing from, the corrupt desires and affections; so in Jude 1:19 . ...
B — 1: γένεσις (Strong's #1078 — Noun Feminine — genesis — ghen'-es-is ) "birth," is used in James 1:23 , of the "natural face," lit. ...
Note: In Romans 11:21,24 the preposition kata, "according to," with the noun phusis, "nature," is translated "natural," of branches, metaphorically describing members of the nation of Israel. ...
C — 1: φυσικῶς (Strong's #5447 — Adverb — phusikos — foo-see-koce' ) "naturally, by nature" (akin to A, No. , Philippians 4:3 ), is translated "naturally" (RV, "truly;" marg
Degenerate - To become worse to decay in good qualities to pass from a good to a bad or worse state to lose or suffer a diminution of valuable qualities, either in the Natural or moral world. In the Natural world, plants and animals degenerate when they grow to a less size than usual, or lose a part of the valuable qualities which belong to the species. Having fallen from a perfect or good state into a less excellent or worse state having lost something of the good qualities possessed having declined in Natural or moral worth. Low base mean corrupt fallen from primitive or Natural excellence having lost the good qualities of the species
Anona - ) A genus of tropical or subtropical plants of the Natural order Anonaceae, including the soursop
Amphibiology - ) A treatise on amphibious animals; the department of Natural history which treats of the Amphibia
Physico - A combining form, denoting relation to, or dependence upon, Natural causes, or the science of physics
Accordingly - ) In Natural sequence; consequently; so
Unifier - ) One who, or that which, unifies; as, a Natural law is a unifier of phenomena
Madderwort - ) A name proposed for any plant of the same Natural order (Rubiaceae) as the madder
Appetency - Natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite. ) Natural tendency; affinity; attraction; - used of inanimate objects
Equitable - ) Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to Natural right or Natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as an equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an estate; equitable men
Forcing - Causing to ripen before the Natural season, as fruit or causing to produce ripe fruit prematurely, as a tree. In gardening, the art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits, at an earlier season than the Natural one, by artificial heat
Evil - There is Natural evil (floods, storms, famines, etc. Natural evil is a result of moral evil
Affected - ) Assumed artificially; not Natural. ) Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not Natural or real
Revelations, Private - There are three kinds: ...
natural, which result from Natural causes
diabolical, which proceed from the devil
Divine, by which God sometimes illuminates and instructs a person for his own salvation or that of others
They are distinct
Anastrophe - ) An inversion of the Natural order of words; as, echoed the hills, for, the hills echoed
Alimental - ) Supplying food; having the quality of nourishing; furnishing the materials for Natural growth; as, alimental sap
Borosilicate - ) A double salt of boric and silicic acids, as in the Natural minerals tourmaline, datolite, etc
Polygalaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Polygalaceae) of which Polygala is the type
Revertent - ) A remedy which restores the Natural order of the inverted irritative motions in the animal system
Menispermaceous - ) Pertaining to a Natural order (Menispermace/) of climbing plants of which moonseed (Menispermum) is the type
Meatus - ) A Natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus
Museum - ) A repository or a collection of Natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art
Platiniridium - ) A Natural alloy of platinum and iridium occurring in grayish metallic rounded or cubical grains with platinum
Antipathetical - ) Having a Natural contrariety, or constitutional aversion, to a thing; characterized by antipathy; - often followed by to
Xyridaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order (Xyrideae) of endogenous plants, of which Xyris is the type
Uncoined - ) Not fabricated; not artificial or counterfeit; Natural
Lobeliaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants of which the genus Lobelia is the type
Rotto - ) A Natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment
Grace, Actual - A supernatural gift from Almighty God, I, received in the human intellect or will, accidentally perfecting these faculties and enabling them to elicit acts xplicitly related to eternal life. Because the power hus received is above and beyond all Natural exigencies, it is correctly called supernatural; because it lacks permanence and is granted by God solely to assist and strengthen the Natural faculty while it is in operation, it is correctly called actual
Actual Grace - A supernatural gift from Almighty God, I, received in the human intellect or will, accidentally perfecting these faculties and enabling them to elicit acts xplicitly related to eternal life. Because the power hus received is above and beyond all Natural exigencies, it is correctly called supernatural; because it lacks permanence and is granted by God solely to assist and strengthen the Natural faculty while it is in operation, it is correctly called actual
Propensity - ) The quality or state of being propense; Natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency
Aberrant - ) Deviating from the ordinary or Natural type; exceptional; abnormal
Lyceride - Some glycerides exist ready formed as Natural fats, others are produced artificially
Catachrestical - ) Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; wrested from its Natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched
Eraniaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of pants (Geraniaceae) which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others
Enetical - ) Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis of anything, or its Natural mode of production or development
Ichthyology - ) The Natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits
Herpetology - ) The Natural history of reptiles; that branch of zoology which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits
Defense, Self - The use of force by a private individual in protecting his Natural rights from unjust aggression. These Natural rights are the right of life, of property, of good name
Bald - ) Destitute of the Natural covering. ) Destitute of the Natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc
Enial - ) Belonging to one's genius or Natural character; native; Natural; inborn
Evacuation - ) Voidance of any matter by the Natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means. ) That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other Natural means
Self-Defense - The use of force by a private individual in protecting his Natural rights from unjust aggression. These Natural rights are the right of life, of property, of good name
Chignon - ) A knot, boss, or mass of hair, Natural or artificial, worn by a woman at the back of the head
Altruism - ) Regard for others, both Natural and moral; devotion to the interests of others; brotherly kindness; - opposed to egoism or selfishness
Bord - ) The face of coal parallel to the Natural fissures
Aurantiaceous - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiaceae, an order of plants (formerly considered Natural), of which the orange is the type
Polemoniaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Polemoniaceae), which includes Polemonium, Phlox, Gilia, and a few other genera
Philanthropinism - ) A system of education on so-called Natural principles, attempted in Germany in the last century by Basedow, of Dessau
Duplicative - ) Having the quality of subdividing into two by Natural growth
Congenial - ) Partaking of the same nature; allied by Natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic. ) Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition
Juncaceous - pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Juncaceae), of which the common rush (Juncus) is the type
Class - Classes are Natural or artificial Natural, when founded on Natural relations, or resemblances artificial, when formed arbitrarily, for want of a complete knowledge of Natural relations. To arrange in a class or classes to arrange in sets, or ranks, according to some method founded on Natural distinctions to place together, or in one division, men or things which have or are supposed to have something in common
Erlking - ) A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a spirit Natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, esp
Depauperate - ) Falling short of the Natural size, from being impoverished or starved
Taxonomy - ) That division of the Natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification
Witchcraft - ) Power more than Natural; irresistible influence
Magnoliaceous - ) Pertaining to a Natural order (Magnoliaceae) of trees of which the magnolia, the tulip tree, and the star anise are examples
Rags - So the Natural righteousness of people which is made up of the Natural effusions of the spirit and mind are an abomination to GOD. The Spirit of GOD uses this illustration to show that whatever comes out of the human spirit as a Natural product of the human spirit is a vile abomination to GOD
Bitumen - ) By extension, any one of the Natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas. It occurs as an abundant Natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas
Dreams, Interpretation of - Though there is Scriptural warrant for preternatural origin and purpose of dreams, e. , Jacob's ladder dream (Genesis 28) and that of Saint Joseph on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt (Matthew 2), still dreams generally arise from merely Natural causes and convey no knowledge beyond what could be obtained from other Natural sources
Interpretation of Dreams - Though there is Scriptural warrant for preternatural origin and purpose of dreams, e. , Jacob's ladder dream (Genesis 28) and that of Saint Joseph on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt (Matthew 2), still dreams generally arise from merely Natural causes and convey no knowledge beyond what could be obtained from other Natural sources
Grace, Gratuitous - The grace of God, actual or habitual is a created supernatural entity, beyond the scope of man's attainment, outside the limits of human exigencies. Good works cannot merit it; the most persistent Natural desires cannot obtain it. In the present providence of God, we are privileged to receive and use it, simply because God's liberality and Christ's redemption have come to the support of our Natural helplessness for its attainment
Gratuitous Grace - The grace of God, actual or habitual is a created supernatural entity, beyond the scope of man's attainment, outside the limits of human exigencies. Good works cannot merit it; the most persistent Natural desires cannot obtain it. In the present providence of God, we are privileged to receive and use it, simply because God's liberality and Christ's redemption have come to the support of our Natural helplessness for its attainment
Causey - ) A way or road raised above the Natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground
Preter - A prefix signifying past, by, beyond, more than; as, preter- mission, a permitting to go by; preternatural, beyond or more than is Natural
Pyrone - /-pyrone is the parent substance of several Natural yellow dyestuffs
Dentist - ) One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair Natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon
Habitat - ) The Natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant
Praxinoscope - ) An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the Natural motions of real objects
Taxidermy - ) The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their Natural appearance, as for cabinets
Chromotype - ) A photographic picture in the Natural colors
Fissile - ) Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along Natural planes of cleavage, like crystals
Cistern - ) A Natural reservoir; a hollow place containing water
Abstemii - A name given to such persons as could not partake of the cup of the Eucharist, on account of their Natural aversion to wine
Congenital - ) Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; Natural; as, a congenital deformity
Unstudied - ) Not studied; not acquired by study; unlabored; Natural
Renverse - ) Reversed; set with the head downward; turned contrary to the Natural position
Tunicle - ) A slight Natural covering; an integument
Naif - ) Having a true Natural luster without being cut; - applied by jewelers to a precious stone
Natural - ψυχικος , is a term that frequently occurs in the apostolic writings: "The Natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned," 1 Corinthians 2:14 . Here it is plain that by "the Natural man," is not meant a person, devoid of Natural judgment, reason, or conscience, in which sense the expression is often used among men. The Apostle manifestly takes his "natural man" from among such as the world hold in the highest repute for their Natural parts, their learning, and their religion. ...
The Natural man is here evidently opposed to, ο πνευματικος , "him that is spiritual," 1 Corinthians 2:15 , even as the Natural body which we derive from Adam is opposed to the spiritual body which believers will receive from Christ at the resurrection, according to 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 . If therefore a man is called "spiritual" because the Spirit of Christ dwells in him, giving him new views, dispositions, and enjoyments, then the "natural man," being opposed to such, must be one who is destitute of the Spirit, and of all his saving and supernatural effects, whatever may be his attainments in human learning and science
Consequent - ) That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or Natural effect. ) Following as a result, inference, or Natural effect
Revelation - There are two types of revelation: Natural and special. Natural revelation is that which is revealed about God through what we can see in creation (Romans 1:20 ). However, through Natural revelation, we are not able to discover the plan of salvation
Papaveraceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Papaveraceae) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples
Occlusion - ) The transient approximation of the edges of a Natural opening; imperforation
Meliaceous - ) Pertaining to a Natural order (Meliacae) of plants of which the genus Melia is the type
Nature - In the concrete a Natural unitary whole may be regarded first as an entity existing by itself, not merely as a modification inhering in some other being, in which case it is called a substance; or we may regard the unit as belonging to some specific kind of reality, i. The nature, then, of a thing is the substance or essence regarded as the complete ultimate principle of the activities of a Natural unit. We understand by Natural unit (as opposed to artificial combinations of parts), a unit of which the component parts are, of the very intention of their being, parts and not complete entities in themselves. It is clear from thia that substance, essence, and nature are in the order of Natural existence one and the same thing. , the Natural order
Unaffected - ) Free from affectation; plain; simple; Natural; real; sincere; genuine; as, unaffected sorrow
Ornithology - ) That branch of zoology which treats of the Natural history of birds and their classification
Onagrarieous - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Onagraceae or Onagrarieae), which includes the fuchsia, the willow-herb (Epilobium), and the evening primrose (/nothera)
Labored - ) Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or Natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style
Divination - The ancient heathen philosophers divided divination into two kinds, Natural and artificial. Natural divination was supposed to be effected by a kind of inspiration or divine afflatus artificial divination was effected by certain rites, experiments or observations, as by sacrifices, cakes, flour, wine, observation of entrails, flight of birds, lots, verses, omens, position of the stars, &c
Antecedent Grace - An illumination of the intellect, or an inspiration of the will, due partially to the vital activities of these faculties, partly to Divine intervention in the mind's Natural process. Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic worth the Natural good thoughts and desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or desire
Grace, Antecedent - An illumination of the intellect, or an inspiration of the will, due partially to the vital activities of these faculties, partly to Divine intervention in the mind's Natural process. Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic worth the Natural good thoughts and desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or desire
Wig - ) A covering for the head, consisting of hair interwoven or united by a kind of network, either in imitation of the Natural growth, or in abundant and flowing curls, worn to supply a deficiency of Natural hair, or for ornament, or according to traditional usage, as a part of an official or professional dress, the latter especially in England by judges and barristers
Uttiferous - ) Pertaining to a Natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferae) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap
Coalescence - ) The act or state of growing together, as similar parts; the act of uniting by Natural affinity or attraction; the state of being united; union; concretion
Physiocrat - ) One of the followers of Quesnay of France, who, in the 18th century, founded a system of political economy based upon the supremacy of Natural order
Denaturalize - ) To renounce the Natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize. ) To render unnatural; to alienate from nature
Antipathy - ) Natural contrariety; incompatibility; repugnancy of qualities; as, oil and water have antipathy
Naturalism - The belief that all of human experience can be described through Natural law. It asserts that biological evolution is true and that there are no supernatural realities
Unstrained - ) Not forced; easy; Natural; as, a unstrained deduction or inference
Affectation - ) An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not Natural or real; false display; artificial show
Brotherly - ) Of or pertaining to brothers; such as is Natural for brothers; becoming to brothers; kind; affectionate; as, brotherly love
Portulacaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Portulacaceae), of which Portulaca is the type, and which includes also the spring beauty (Claytonia) and other genera
Rutaceous - ) Of or pertaining to plants of a Natural order (Rutaceae) of which the rue is the type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu
Diacoustics - ) That branch of Natural philosophy which treats of the properties of sound as affected by passing through different mediums; - called also diaphonics
Distain - ) To tinge with a different color from the Natural or proper one; to stain; to discolor; to sully; to tarnish; to defile; - used chiefly in poetry
Umbelliferous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order (Umbelliferae) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples
Faith And Reason - Reason signifies the Natural faculty of understanding, human reason, as distinct from its product, science or knowledge. The Traditionalists teach that there can be no certitude with regard to Natural religious truths except from Revelation. The Semi-Rationalists, while admitting Revelation, teach that Natural reason can understand and demonstrate all the truths of faith after they have been revealed; and that reason and faith are perfectly independent of each other. ...
(1) Human reason of its own Natural strength can know with certainty the existence of God, many of His attributes, and the fact of Revelation. For, unless we possessed Natural certitude of the existence of God, of His wisdom and veracity, and of the fact of Revelation, we could not reasonably give the certain assent of faith to revealed truths. Gravitation, magnetic attraction, electrical force, life, the nature of substance are mysteries of the Natural order, which should teach Natural reason to avoid dogmatism in speaking of the Divine mind and its manifestations. ...
(b) Reason gathers the truths of faith into a unified body of doctrine; it proposes analogies to illustrate them, and indicates the harmony existing between them and Natural truths.
Faith, on the other hand, provides a norm for reason, which safeguards it from error or releases it from error's thraldom; corroborates certain truths Naturally known, e
Reason, Faith And - Reason signifies the Natural faculty of understanding, human reason, as distinct from its product, science or knowledge. The Traditionalists teach that there can be no certitude with regard to Natural religious truths except from Revelation. The Semi-Rationalists, while admitting Revelation, teach that Natural reason can understand and demonstrate all the truths of faith after they have been revealed; and that reason and faith are perfectly independent of each other. ...
(1) Human reason of its own Natural strength can know with certainty the existence of God, many of His attributes, and the fact of Revelation. For, unless we possessed Natural certitude of the existence of God, of His wisdom and veracity, and of the fact of Revelation, we could not reasonably give the certain assent of faith to revealed truths. Gravitation, magnetic attraction, electrical force, life, the nature of substance are mysteries of the Natural order, which should teach Natural reason to avoid dogmatism in speaking of the Divine mind and its manifestations. ...
(b) Reason gathers the truths of faith into a unified body of doctrine; it proposes analogies to illustrate them, and indicates the harmony existing between them and Natural truths.
Faith, on the other hand, provides a norm for reason, which safeguards it from error or releases it from error's thraldom; corroborates certain truths Naturally known, e
Plumbagineous - ) Pertaining to Natural order (Plumbagineae) of gamopetalous herbs, of which Plumbago is the type
Falsetto - ) A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies above his Natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto voice
Revetment - ) A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an embankment when it receives a slope steeper than the Natural slope; also, a retaining wall
Lauraceous - ) Belonging to, or resembling, a Natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc
Witchcraft - Power more than Natural
Valerianaceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a Natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type
Marrow - 1: μυελός (Strong's #3452 — Noun Masculine — muelos — moo-el-os' ) "marrow," occurs in Hebrews 4:12 , where, by a Natural metaphor, the phraseology changes from the material to the spiritual
Left (Hand) - The lesson for us is that we should cultivate those talents in which we do not Naturally excel, and make our obscure gifts as useful as our Natural talents. ...
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (c) Since the heart of man is universally found on the left side of the chest, and not on the right side, the lesson to be learned is that all men are fools in the sight of GOD while in their Natural state
Time - Besides the ordinary uses of this word, the Bible sometimes employs it to denote a year, as in Daniel 4:16 ; or a prophetic year, consisting of three hundred and sixty Natural year, a day being taken for a year. Thus in Daniel 7:25 12:7 , the phrase "a time, times, and the dividing of a time" is supposed to mean three and a half prophetic years, or 1,260 Natural years
Ancestry - ) A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of Natural descent
Enuine - ) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; Natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials
Periwig - ) A headdress of false hair, usually covering the whole head, and representing the Natural hair; a wig
Deobstruent - ) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the Natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient
Badness - The state of being bad, evil, vicious or depraved want of good qualities, Natural or moral as the badness of the heart, of the season, of the roads, & 100...
Redundant - ) Exceeding what is Natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food
Aspalathus - ) A genus of plants of the Natural order Leguminosae
Populate - ) To furnish with inhabitants, either by Natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people
Liliaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples
Frozen - Void of Natural heat or vigor
Waterwort - ) Any plant of the Natural order Elatineae, consisting of two genera (Elatine, and Bergia), mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds
Miracle - (Latin: mirari, to wonder) ...
An effect which causes admiration because it cannot be produced by any Natural agency but only by the power of God. It is above the Natural law, as when one dead is restored to life; contrary to this law, as when Moses caused water to gush from a rock; independent of the law, as when something that might be done by Natural causes, e
Affect - To tend to by Natural affinity or disposition as, the drops of a fluid affect a spherical form. To make a show of to attempt to imitate, in a manner not Natural to study the appearance of what is not Natural, or real as, to affect to be grave affected friendship
Ranunculaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Ranunculaceae), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony
Exostosis - ) Any protuberance of a bone which is not Natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone
Tiliaceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Tiliaceae) of which the linden (Tilia) is the type
Zoopraxiscope - ) An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the Natural movements of animals, and the like
Tampon - ) A plug introduced into a Natural or artificial cavity of the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, or for the application of medicine
Malpighiaceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceae), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests
Miraculous - ) Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by Natural causes. ) Supernatural; wonderful
Urticaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order (Urticaceae) of plants, of which the nettle is the type
Bassoon - It forms the Natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc
Acclimatize - ) To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is Natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants
Propagable - ) Capable of being propagated, or of being continued or multiplied by Natural generation or production
Unaccustomed - Jeremiah 31:18 (a) This is a splendid picture of the sinner in his Natural state
Hexylene - ) A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H12, of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a Natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper
Leguminous - ) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large Natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas
Evil - Having bad qualities of a Natural kind mischievous having qualities which tend to injury, or to produce mischief. Evil is Natural or moral. Natural evil is any thing which produces pain, distress, loss or calamity, or which in any way disturbs the peace, impairs the happiness, or destroys the perfection of Natural beings. Diseases are Natural evils, but they often proceed from moral evils
Affected - Given to false show assuming, or pretending to possess what is not Natural or real as, an affected lady. Assumed artificially not Natural as, affected airs
Death - DEAD, DEATH...
There is a threefold sense of death; Natural, spiritual, and eternal. That which is Natural, respects the separation of soul and body
Nature - Nature is also put for Natural descent: "We who are Jews by nature," by birth, "and not Gentiles," Galatians 2:15 . Nature also denotes common sense, Natural instinct: "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?" 1 Corinthians 11:14
Life - In the Bible, is either Natural, Genesis 3:17 ; spiritual, that of the renewed soul, Romans 8:6 ; or eternal, a holy and blissful immortality, John 3:36 Romans 6:23 . Christ is the great Author of Natural life, Colossians 1:16 ; and also of spiritual and eternal life; John 14:6 6:47
Pothole - ) A circular hole formed in the rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a Natural depression of the rock
Albuminose - ) A diffusible substance formed from albumin by the action of Natural or artificial gastric juice
Abercromby, Robert - ...
Born 1532 in Scotland ...
Died 1613 of Natural causes ...
Brotherly - Pertaining to brothers such as is Natural for brothers becoming brothers kind affectionate as brotherly love
Myrtaceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large and important Natural order of trees and shrubs (Myrtaceae), of which the myrtle is the type
Robert Abercromby - ...
Born 1532 in Scotland ...
Died 1613 of Natural causes ...
Literally - ) According to the primary and Natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh
Lothe - LOTHE, To hate to look on with hatred or abhorrence particularly, to feel disgust at food or drink, either from Natural antipathy, or a sickly appetite, or from satiety, or from its taste
Sate - ...
To satiate to satisfy appetite to glut to feed beyond Natural desire
Hoodoo - ) A Natural rock pile or pinnacle of fantastic shape
Constitutionality - ) The quality or state of being constitutional, or inherent in the Natural frame
Bloated - ) Distended beyond the Natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum, etc
Exude - ) To flow from a body through the pores, or by a Natural discharge, as juice
Saxifragaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Saxifragaceae) of which saxifrage is the type
Epigene - ) Foreign; unnatural; unusual; - said of forms of crystals not Natural to the substances in which they are found
Excrement - ) Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the Natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure
Cistern - A Natural reservoir a hollow place containing water as a fountain or lake
Oleaceous - ) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Oleaceae), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type
Xylography - ) The art of making prints from the Natural grain of wood
Acquired - Thus we say, abilities, Natural and acquired
Ester - ) An ethereal salt, or compound ether, consisting of an organic radical united with the residue of any oxygen acid, organic or inorganic; thus the Natural fats are esters of glycerin and the fatty acids, oleic, etc
a Kempis, Thomas - ...
Born 1380 at Kempen, Germany ...
Died 1471 at Mount Saint Agnee, Zwolle, Switzerland of Natural causes ...
Obstruent - , that which obstructs Natural passages in the body; as, a medicine which acts as an obstruent
Untimely - ) Not timely; done or happening at an unnatural, unusual, or improper time; unseasonable; premature; inopportune; as, untimely frosts; untimely remarks; an untimely death. ) Out of the Natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely; unseasonably
Violaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type
Constitutionally - ) In accordance with the constitution or Natural disposition of the mind or body; Naturally; as, he was constitutionally timid
Scarabaeus - ) A conventionalized representation of a beetle, with its legs held closely at its sides, carved in Natural or made in baked clay, and commonly having an inscription on the flat underside
Feng-Shui - ) A system of spirit influences for good and evil believed by the Chinese to attend the Natural features of landscape; also, a kind of geomancy dealing with these influences, used in determining sites for graves, houses, etc
God: Acting as a Father - Is there anything unkingly here? Is it not most Natural? Does it not even elevate the monarch in your esteem? Why then do we think it dishonorable to the King of kings, our heavenly Father, to consider the small matters of his children? It is infinitely condescending, but is it not also superlatively Natural that being a Father he should act as such? ...
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Disposition - ) Tendency to any action or state resulting from Natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction. ) Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind
Crude - Raw not cooked or prepared by fire or heat in its Natural state undressed as crude flesh crude meat. Not changed from its Natural state not altered or prepared by any artificial process as crude salt crude alum
Health - That state of an animal or living body, in which the parts are sound, well organized and disposed, and in which they all perform freely their Natural functions. Sound state of the mind Natural vigor of faculties
Colors - The terms relative to color, occurring in the Bible, may be arranged in two classes, the first including those applied to the description of Natural objects, the second those artificial mixtures which were employed in dyeing or painting. The Natural colors noticed in the Bible are white, black, red, yellow and green
Cohort - ) A Natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class
Vivacity - ) Tenacity of life; vital force; Natural vigor
Polygonaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of apetalous plants (Polygonaceae), of which the knotweeds (species of Polygonum) are the type, and which includes also the docks (Rumex), the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape (Coccoloba), and several other genera
Effervescency - ) A kind of Natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles; as, the effervescence of a carbonate with citric acid
Duplication - ) The act or process of dividing by Natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells
Verbenaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order (Verbenaceae) of gamopetalous plants of which Verbena is the type
Theodicy - ) A vindication of the justice of God in ordaining or permitting Natural and moral evil
Appanage - ) That which belongs to one by custom or right; a Natural adjunct or accompaniment
Deism - (Latin: Deus, God) ...
A form of Natural religion; a philosophico-religious system in which revelation is replaced by truths deduced by unaided reason; a belief in the existence of God together with a denial of Divine providence, revelation, and Christianity
Santalaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Santalaceae), of which the genus Santalum is the type, and which includes the buffalo nut and a few other North American plants, and many peculiar plants of the southern hemisphere
Andrew Gordon - Benedictine monk, professor of Natural philosophy at University of Erfurt, born Cofforach, Scotland, 1712; died Erfurt, Germany, 1751
Rhamnaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of shrubs and trees (Rhamnaceae, or Rhamneae) of which the buckthorn (Rhamnus) is the type
Zoetrope - ) An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of Natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved
Malvaceous - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type
Oleoresin - ) A Natural mixture of a terebinthinate oil and a resin
Vichy Water - It is essentially an effervescent solution of sodium, calcium, and magnetism carbonates, with sodium and potassium chlorides; also, by extension, any artificial or Natural water resembling in composition the Vichy water proper
Basalt - ) An imitation, in pottery, of Natural basalt; a kind of black porcelain
Dumb - From Natural infirmity (Exodus 4:11 ); not knowing what to say (Proverbs 31:8 ); unwillingness to speak (Psalm 39:9 ; Leviticus 10:3 )
Aptitude - ) A Natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or effect; as, oil has an aptitude to burn
Artifact - to the simpler products of aboriginal art as distinguished from Natural objects
Portland Cement - A cement having the color of the Portland stone of England, made by calcining an artificial mixture of carbonate of lime and clay, or sometimes certain Natural limestones or chalky clays
Preternatural - ) Beyond of different from what is Natural, or according to the regular course of things, but not clearly supernatural or miraculous; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; uncommon; irregular; abnormal; as, a preternatural appearance; a preternatural stillness; a preternatural presentation (in childbirth) or labor
it'Aly - in its true geographical sense, as denoting the whole Natural peninsula between the Alps and the Straits of Messina
Edom - Red, a name of Esau, Isaac's eldest son, appropriate on account of his Natural complexion, but given, it would seem, from the current name of food for which he sold his birthright-"that same red," Genesis 25:25,30
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Song of Solomon 7:1 (c) This indicates that the Natural walk represented by Natural feet is not beautiful nor acceptable to GOD unless affected and covered by those graces which He supplies for the work
Firmament - It is not the aim of Scripture to give scientific statements of Natural phenomena. Teaching religion, not astronomy of physics, it does not anticipate modern discoveries, but speaks of Natural objects and occurrences in the common language of men everywhere
Vermilion - Red sulphuret of mercury a bright, beautiful red color of two sorts, Natural and artificial. The Natural is found in silver mines, in the form of a ruddy sand, which is to be prepared by purification or washing, and then levigated with water on a stone
Original Sin - As father of the human race, he was endowed with immortality, with reason and will in perfect control of the lower appetites, and with Divine grace enabling him to know and serve God in a manner far beyond the capacity of his Natural powers, and therefore in a state above nature: the supernatural state. Now the loss or privation of Divine grace, the chief consequence of sin, means the privation of the supernatural goodness to which God destined us, and therefore it is called our original stain or sin. Original sin does not so corrupt our Natural powers as to render them incapable of Natural virtues: it deprives us of the grace needed for virtues beyond our Natural powers
Sin, Original - As father of the human race, he was endowed with immortality, with reason and will in perfect control of the lower appetites, and with Divine grace enabling him to know and serve God in a manner far beyond the capacity of his Natural powers, and therefore in a state above nature: the supernatural state. Now the loss or privation of Divine grace, the chief consequence of sin, means the privation of the supernatural goodness to which God destined us, and therefore it is called our original stain or sin. Original sin does not so corrupt our Natural powers as to render them incapable of Natural virtues: it deprives us of the grace needed for virtues beyond our Natural powers
Darwinism - A theory of transformism or evolution, based on Natural selection and the survival of the fittest in the struggle for existence; the theory that the universe has been evolved by the chance survival of the fittest; popularly, but inaccurately, the theory of evolution in general
Affection - There is a distinction between Natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezekiel 33:32 )
Tabbath - Conjectured (Smith's Bible Dictionary) to be Tubukhat Fahil, or terrace of Fahil, a Natural bank 600 ft
Figuline - ) A piece of pottery ornamented with representations of Natural objects
Regurgitation - ) the reversal of the Natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or cavity of the body
Enealogy - ) An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the Natural order of succession; a pedigree
Scrophulariaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a very large Natural order of gamopetalous plants (Scrophulariaceae, or Scrophularineae), usually having irregular didynamous flowers and a two-celled pod
Tank - ) A pond, pool, or small lake, Natural or artificial
Obstruction - ) The condition of having the Natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death
Transparency - ) That which is transparent; especially, a picture painted on thin cloth or glass, or impressed on porcelain, or the like, to be viewed by Natural or artificial light, which shines through it
Manacle - ) To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or Natural powers
Peacocks - Among the Natural products which Solomon's fleet brought home to Jerusalem, mention is made of "peacocks," ( 1 Kings 10:22 ; 2 Chronicles 9:21 ) which is probably the correct translation
Turpentine Tree - It belongs to the Natural order Anacurdiaceas , the plants of which order generally contain resinous secretions
Boulder - ) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by Natural agencies from its native bed
Picturesque - ) Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, Natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language
Overgrow - ) To grow beyond the fit or Natural size; as, a huge, overgrown ox
Freedom of Assembly - As society is Natural to man, the general right to meet for mutual helpfulness is Natural, but this general right would not necessarily cover specific instances
Proper - ) Belonging to the Natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites. ) Represented in its Natural color; - said of any object used as a charge
Assembly, Freedom of - As society is Natural to man, the general right to meet for mutual helpfulness is Natural, but this general right would not necessarily cover specific instances
Kind - ) Nature; Natural instinct or disposition. ) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; Natural; native
Dialysis - ) The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through Natural or artificial membranes
Brook - ) A Natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek
Charles Bonaparte - The son of Lucien Bonaparte, he went to the United States, where he devoted himself to Natural science and completed Wilson's "American Ornithology
Abandonment - In mystical theology, the first state of the union of the soul with God by conformity to His Will, involving passive purification through trials and sufferings, together with desolation following upon the surrender of Natural consolations; the darkness of the soul in a state of purgation
Baca Valley of - The article being before the name seems to imply that some Natural valley was before the eye of the Psalmist though unknown now
Middle Knowledge - (See also Free Knowledge and Natural knowledge
Variant - ) Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in Natural history; a variant of a story or a word
Laboratory - ) The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of Natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory
Self-Abandonment - In mystical theology, the first state of the union of the soul with God by conformity to His Will, involving passive purification through trials and sufferings, together with desolation following upon the surrender of Natural consolations; the darkness of the soul in a state of purgation
Lay Baptism - The one baptizing pours Natural water over the head of subject, while saying, "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
Aliment - ) That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in Natural growth
Dwarf - ) To hinder from growing to the Natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt
Forcing - ) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the Natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat
Genealogy - An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor enumeration of ancestors and their children in the Natural order of succession
Turgid - ) Distended beyond the Natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; - especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit
Baptism, Lay - The one baptizing pours Natural water over the head of subject, while saying, "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
Miracle - Some hold that it is a violation of the Natural order of physical laws. Others maintain that there is no such violation upon God's part but only a Natural manifestation of His work
Inclination - Inclinations are of two kinds, Natural or acquired. Natural are such as we often see in children, who from their earliest years differ in their tempers and dispositions. Of one we may say he is Naturally revengeful; of another, that he is patient and forgiving
Major - Every man in his Natural state is unholy [2]. Therefore, no man in his Natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [3]
Afford - ) To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the Natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age. ) To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the Natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish
Prairie - ) A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called Natural meadow
Discolor - ) To alter the Natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water
Lycerine - ) An oily, viscous liquid, C3H5(OH)3, colorless and odorless, and with a hot, sweetish taste, existing in the Natural fats and oils as the base, combined with various acids, as oleic, margaric, stearic, and palmitic
Modulate - ) To vary or inflect in a Natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking
Lane - ) A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other Natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice
Baldness - Natural baldness seems to have been uncommon, since it exposed people to public derision
Natural - Judges 1:10 ‘naturally’) ‘natural’ is the rendering of φυσικός. History confirms the Apostle’s judgment that ‘natural’ instincts and passions unbridled by reason and conscience lead to unnatural crimes which are dishonouring alike to man and to God. Paul, using figurative language, describes the Jews as ‘natural branches’ in contrast with the Gentiles, who are represented as artificially grafted into the tree of God’s people. 24), and the force of his reproof to the presuming Gentile turns on the fact that the process was an unnatural one’ (J. In 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:44; 1 Corinthians 15:46, ‘natural’ is the rendering of ψυχικός. … This epithet describes to the Corinthians the unregenerate nature at its best, the man commended in philosophy, actuated by the higher thoughts and aims of the Natural life-not the sensual man (the animalis of the Vulg. But to the πνευματικός he is related as the Natural to the supernatural. … The indwelling spirit is the Holy Spirit; and he in whom that Spirit dwells is at once supernatural and holy’ (p. ...
ψυχικός is sometimes rendered ‘psychic,’ and sometimes ‘soulish’ in 1 Corinthians 15:44, with the intention of emphasizing the contrast between the ‘natural’ and the ‘spiritual’ body. But ‘though inadequate, “natural” is the best available rendering of this adjective; it indicates the moulding of man’s body by its environment, and its adaptation to existing functions; the same body is χοϊκόν in respect of its material (v. (a) In two passages (Romans 1:31, 2 Timothy 3:3) the phrase ‘without Natural affection’ is the rendering of ἄστοργος. He assumes that love of kindred (στοργή) should Naturally arise from such human relationships as parent and child, husband and wife, brother and sister. Here, as in those passages in which ‘natural’ is the rendering of φυσικός, the word denotes not what is in harmony with our environment, but what is in accord with our own true nature or constitution. ...
(b) In James 1:23 ‘his Natural face’ is the rendering of the phrase πρόσωπον τῆς γενέσεως, lit
Catharsis - ) A Natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc
Artificial - ) Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to Natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers
Spiritual - In short it may be said to be that which is of the Holy Spirit, in contrast to what is of the Natural man
Exaggeration - ) A representation of things beyond Natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor
Analogy - (Greek: ana, according to; logos, proportion) ...
Term used in Natural theology to express the process of reasoning whereby we arrive at some knowledge, howsoever imperfect, of the nature of God
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In heraldry, it is used of the wings of eagles, when the tops are turned downwards towards the point of the shield or when the wings are shut, the Natural way of bearing them being spread, with the top pointing to the chief of the angle
Dimple - ) A slight Natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp
Erosion - ) The wearing away of the earth's surface by any Natural process
Carnal - Being in the Natural state unregenerate
Clopas - ” The most Natural interpretation is that Clopas was husband of Mary
Trance - 1, denotes "a trance" in Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17 , a condition in which ordinary consciousness and the perception of Natural circumstances were withheld, and the soul was susceptible only to the vision imparted by God
Hour - The ancient Hebrews were probably unacquainted with the division of the Natural day into twenty-four parts; but they afterwards parcelled out the period between sunrise and sunset into a series of divisions distinguished by the sun's course. the 24th part of a civil day, and (2) the Natural hour, i. the 12th part of the Natural day, or of the time between sunrise and sunset
Revive - ) To recover its Natural or metallic state, as a metal. ) To restore or reduce to its Natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination
Row - ) To increase in size by a Natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; - said of animals and vegetables and their organs. ) To spring up and come to matturity in a Natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries
Affection - ) Bent of mind; a feeling or Natural impulse or Natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc
Row - ) To increase in size by a Natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; - said of animals and vegetables and their organs. ) To spring up and come to matturity in a Natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries
Naturalness - NATURALNESS. —Few terms are more fruitful of fallacious thought than the group including ‘nature,’ ‘natural,’ ‘naturalness. Thus we speak of Natural instinct, Natural conduct, Natural religion, Natural science, and the Natural creation, though the single epithet has a different sense in every case. Two phrases like ‘the law of nature’ and ‘natural law’ are verbally equivalent, yet they are very different in significance, the one drawing its connotation from Roman jurisprudence, the other from modern science; the one being concerned entirely with human thought and conduct, the other mainly with inanimate phenomena or those regions of Biology which include creatures of lower organization than man. It is commonly with a reference more or less definite to the observed order of the Cosmos as a whole that we employ the words ‘natural,’ ‘naturalness’; although there are many instances also in which they have a narrower reference. But in antiquity it was either a particular person or thing, or else a particular class of persons or things—a kind—which was in view; and the nature of this group of instances was the standard of Naturalness. ...
An examination of the passages in the NT in which Naturalness is spoken of bears out this difference fully. But all such instances which develop the idea of Naturalness lie outside the Gospels, and most of them occur in the writings of St. ...
The words which are rendered by ‘nature’ or the like in the Authorized and Revised Versions are φύσις, φυσικός, ὁμοιοπαθής, and ψυχικός, but the last is only translated ‘natural’ where it stands opposed to πνευματικός, and there the rendering is not satisfactory though none better is easily found. None of these words, however, occurs in the Gospels at all: and the entire absence from the Gospels of terms directly expressive of Naturalness is in itself a warning against attempting to bring the facts of Jesus Christ’s life under this category without care and caution. ...
There is, however, profound truth in Tertullian’s saying, ‘Anima Naturaliter Christiana,’ and it is no false extension of this if one speak of the Naturalness of Jesus Christ as perfect, since in Him the best and highest nature of man is shown complete and unalloyed for once. Paul emphasizes between the first Adam as the ‘natural man’ (ψυχικός), and the last Adam as the ‘life-giving spirit’ (1 Corinthians 15:45). ...
It is quite in keeping with this view of the facts, that the Lord Jesus never hesitated to appeal to the Natural instinct of men On questions of conscience. He also employed expressions in reference to Himself which may be said implicitly to make Naturalness the criterion of conduct. Hebrews 2:17 ὤφειλεν … ὁμοιωθῆναι; Hebrews 2:10 ἔπρεπεν αὐτῷ), and the similar expression in Hebrews 7:26 ἡμῖν καὶ ἕπρεπεν ἀρχιερεύς, which bases on the nature God has given us the Natural expectation which must be formed of Christ)
Conjurer - ) One who practices magic arts; one who pretends to act by the aid super Natural power; also, one who performs feats of legerdemain or sleight of hand
Naked - It is used symbolically for Natural destitution, James 2:15 ; for spiritual destitution, 2 Corinthians 5:3 ; Revelation 3:17 ; Revelation 16:15 ; and for spoliation, Revelation 17:16
Awakening - ) Rousing from sleep, in a Natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn
Carnation - ) The Natural color of flesh; rosy pink
Correlate - ) To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation; as, to correlate Natural phenomena
Overtone - ) One of the harmonics faintly heard with and above a tone as it dies away, produced by some aliquot portion of the vibrating sting or column of air which yields the fundamental tone; one of the Natural harmonic scale of tones, as the octave, twelfth, fifteenth, etc
Albert the Great, Saint - His study of the Natural sciences was in advance of his time
Foreland - ) That portion of the Natural shore on the outside of the embankment which receives the stock of waves and deadens their force
Complexion - ) The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or Natural disposition; character; nature
Virgin, Virginity, - In their Natural application the words apply to both sexes, and in 1 Corinthians 7:36,37 it is perhaps better translated 'his virginity
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Rosaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a Natural order of plants (Rosaceae) of which the rose is the type
Mimicry - ) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the Natural objects among which they live, - a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism
Overblow - ) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces an overtone, or a note higher than the Natural note; thus, the upper octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing
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Causey - A way raised above the Natural level of the ground, by stones, earth, timber, fascines, &c
Sergius ii, Pope - Born in Rome, Italy; died there on January 27, 847 of Natural causes
Leisure - The desire of leisure is much more Natural than of business and care
Sister - " It is used, not only for a sister by Natural relation, from the same father and mother, but also for a sister by the same father only, or by the same mother only; or for any near female relative, Genesis 12:13
Manna - The etymology of the name is clearly given in Exodus 16: man hu, "wvhat is it?" It is a desperate rebellion against evidence to try to identify the miraculous manna of the Exodus with the Natural exudates. " This Natural exudate is only found during two months of autumn; it has been falsely described, having none of the properties asserted of the miraculous substance of the Exodus
Experiment - Experiments in chimistry disclose the qualities of Natural bodies. Philosophers experiment on Natural bodies for the discovery of their qualities and combinations
Famine - Famine is sometimes a Natural effect, as when the Nile does not overflow in Egypt, or rains do not fall in Judea, at the customary season; or when caterpillars, locusts, or other insects, destroy the fruits. But all Natural causes are under the control of God; and he often so directs them as to chastise the rebellious with want, 2 Kings 8:1-2 Ezekiel 6:1 Matthew 24:7
Divination - By Natural means some effects can be foreseen with physical certainty; others surmised as probable; others are contingent upon future, free causes and knowable only to God. Divination implies the direct or indirect solicitation of a preternatural evil agency to supplement a Natural deficiency.
Tacit invocation by Natural signs, including astrology (Greek: astron, star; logos, knowledge), by the stars; augury (Latin: augur, seer), by birds, men, etc
Alcove - ) Any Natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment
Tab'Bath - (celebrated ), a place mentioned only in ( Judges 7:25 ) in describing the flight of the Midianite host after Gideon's night attack; (probably the present Tubukhat-Fahil , a very striking Natural bank 600 feet high, with a long horizontal top, embanked against the western face of the mountains east of the Jordan, and descending with a steep front to the river
Borneol - It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the Natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese
Image of God - Essential likeness is perfected accidentally by Natural and supernatural virtues, especially by charity and justice
Symbol - An abstract or compendium; a sign or representation of something moral by the figures or properties of Natural things
Fluctuation - ) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a Natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion
Quintessence - ) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a Natural body
God, Image of - Essential likeness is perfected accidentally by Natural and supernatural virtues, especially by charity and justice
Sensual - ' It is translated 'natural' in 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44,46
Dutiful - ) Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to Natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject
Elaboration - ) The Natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues
Humanism - Humans are considered basically good and rationale creatures who can improve themselves and others through Natural human abilities of reason and action
Liberality - Liberality is a Natural disposition; generosity proceeds from elevation of sentiment; bounty, from religious motives
Frigid - ) Wanting Natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent
Temperate - ) Moderate in the indulgence of the Natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking
Modesty - ) Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action
Kindly - ) According to the kind or nature; Natural. ) Naturally; fitly
Fitches - VETCHES), without doubt the Nigella sativa , an herbaceous annual plant belonging to the Natural order Ranunculaceoe (the buttercup family), which grows in the south of Europe and in the north of Africa
Miracle of Grace - A conversion from ignorance to faith, from sinfulness to holiness, from doubt to certainty, due not to Natural causes at least principally, but to the operation of God's particular and unmerited assistance
Stream of Egypt - It is the Natural boundary of Egypt
Shepherd - 1: ποιμήν (Strong's #4166 — Noun Masculine — poimen — poy-mane' ) is used (a) in its Natural significance, Matthew 9:36 ; 25:32 ; Mark 6:34 ; Luke 2:8,15,18,20 ; John 10:2,12 ; (b) metaphorically of Christ, Matthew 26:31 ; Mark 14:27 ; John 10:11,14,16 ; Hebrews 13:20 ; 1 Peter 2:25 ; (c) metaphorically of those who act as pastors in the churches, Ephesians 4:11
Persuasion - It is more extensively used than conviction, which last is founded on demonstration Natural or supernatural
Animate - ) To give Natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body
Archetype - ) The plan or fundamental structure on which a Natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype
Night Monster - Interpreters divide over the Natural (night creatures, NIV; nightjar, REB) or supernatural (night monster, KJV, NAS; night hag, RSV) nature of Lilith
Aggravation - ) The act of aggravating, or making worse; - used of evils, Natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences
Physiography - ) The descriptive part of a Natural science as distinguished from the explanatory or theoretic part; as, mineral physiography
Grace, Efficacious - A special grant of Almighty God by which a soul incapable by its own Natural resources of placing a certain action positively conducive to eternal salvation, is endowed with new powers, becomes an adequate principle for eliciting the act in question, and without being forced by the pressure of God's grace, freely but infallibly performs the salutary action which God by His help prompted and made possible
Distort - ) To twist of Natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body
Derelict - ) Given up or forsaken by the Natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands
Festoon - ) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a Natural curve
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Romans 3:13 (a) This is a graphic illustration of GOD's thoughts about the Natural human heart and soul; the stench of which is revealed by the words, the statements and the sayings of the ungodly
Temperance - ) Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the Natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors
Satiate - ) To full beyond Natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut
Efficacious Grace - A special grant of Almighty God by which a soul incapable by its own Natural resources of placing a certain action positively conducive to eternal salvation, is endowed with new powers, becomes an adequate principle for eliciting the act in question, and without being forced by the pressure of God's grace, freely but infallibly performs the salutary action which God by His help prompted and made possible
Evil - First, there is Natural evil. ...
If God is all-powerful and good, as the Bible affirms, why does He allow evil? There are statements and emphases in the Bible which help to explain and reduce the problem of Natural and moral evil. ...
Natural Evil Concerning Natural evil, several emphases should be noted. First, moral evil accounts for much of Natural evil. ...
Second, God disciplines His people collectively and individually, even through Natural evil and pain, to bring them closer to His purposes (Proverbs 3:11-12 ; Jeremiah 18:1-10 ). Some so-called Natural evil, therefore, can be attributed to the necessary operation of Natural uniformities. ...
Fourth, Natural evils may be used for judgment upon sin
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Leviticus 2:11 (c) Here honey represents Natural human sweetness. All the Natural graces which we admire in one another are to be completely omitted from everything that pertains to sacrifice for sins or for merit before the Lord. ...
Job 20:17 (b) This evidently refers to an abundance of comforts, the luxuries of life, things over and above the Natural blessings
Hollow - ) Having an empty space or cavity, Natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. ) A cavity, Natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree
Hollow - Containing an empty space, Natural or artificial, within a solid substance not solid as a hollow tree a hollow rock a hollow sphere. A cavity, Natural or artificial any depression of surface in a body concavity as the hollow of the hand
Heude, Pierre - He was one of the chief contributors to the Jesuit review of oriental Natural history, and specialized in the systematic and geographical propagation of east Asiatic mammals, and comparative morphology of classes and groups according to tooth formation and skeleton. El era uno de le chef collaboratores de le revista Jesuita de historia oriental Natural, e specialisava se in le propagation systematic e geographic de mammales Oriente, e morphologia comparative de classes e gruppos per le ossaturas e formation de dentes
Raw - Not altered from its Natural state not roasted, boiled or cooked not subdued by heat as raw meat. Not altered by heat not cooked or dressed being in its Natural state as raw fruit
Violent - Produced or continued by force not spontaneous or Natural. Produced by violence not Natural as a violent death
First-Fruits - The biblical word includes the best as well as the earliest fruits or crops, both Natural and prepared, drawn from such sources as the threshing-floor, the wine-vat, and the oil-press (Deuteronomy 18)
Caputiati - They wore upon their caps a leaden image of the Virgin Mary, and declared publicly that their purpose was to level all distinctions, to abrogate magistracy, and to remove all subordination among mankind, and to restore that primitive liberty, that Natural equality, which were the inestimable privilege of the first mortals
Appii Forum - It was Natural that they should halt here and wait for him, because from this place there were two ways by which travellers might journey to Rome
Refract - ) To break the Natural course of, as rays of light orr heat, when passing from one transparent medium to another of different density; to cause to deviate from a direct course by an action distinct from reflection; as, a dense medium refrcts the rays of light as they pass into it from a rare medium
Brimstone - The sulphur of commerce is procured from its Natural beds, or artificially extracted from pyrites
Asparagus - ) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the Natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves
Rhapsody - ) A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed under excitement, and without dependence or Natural connection; rambling composition
Endlicher, Stephan Ladislaus - His botanical system is best explained in his most important work, "Genera plantarum secundum ordines Naturales disposita" (1836-1850). He founded the first periodical in Austria for Natural sciences
Eucharistic Elements - The wine must be the Natural juice of the grape vine and uncorrupted
Hermon - (Psalms 133:3) The falling of the dew of Hermon upon the hill of Zion was very Natural, for Zion joined to it
Magnet - ) The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; - called also Natural magnet
Labiate - ) Belonging to a Natural order of plants (Labiatae), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples
Scenery - ) Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of Natural views, as woods, hills, etc
Stephan Endlicher - His botanical system is best explained in his most important work, "Genera plantarum secundum ordines Naturales disposita" (1836-1850). He founded the first periodical in Austria for Natural sciences
Sin - The law of God, which sin contravenes, comprises not only the Natural and the Divine positive law, but also the just precepts of all legitimately constituted authority
Elements, Eucharistic - The wine must be the Natural juice of the grape vine and uncorrupted
Life - Bodies as Natural units are found to be possessed of various kinds of activity. Analysis shows that everyone of them results in a term which remains, and must of its nature remain, as a perfection of the Natural unitary whole producing it. It involves three essential elements: the unit of activity must be a Natural unitary whole, not merely an artificial unit; the efficient cause immediately eliciting the activity must be a power within this unit; the immediate term of the activity must remain as a perfection of the unit
Love - There is a Natural love common to all creatures, whereby they Naturally tend to their own proper good. Rational love is Natural or supernatural according as it proceeds from purely Natural or supernatural revealed motives. The supernatural virtue of love (theological virtue of charity), is not acquired but infused. The obligation of making acts of supernatural love of God is contained in Holy Writ (Deuteronomy 6; Matthew 22; Luke 10), and urges at the dawn of reason, at the time of death, and at various times during life. Supernatural love of God is also the principle and good of moral perfection
Nature - , the Natural powers of constitution) of a person or thing, Ephesians 2:3 ; James 3:7 ("kind"); 2 Peter 1:4 ; (b) "origin, birth," Romans 2:27 , one who by birth is a Gentile, uncircumcised, in contrast to one who, though circumcised, has become spiritually uncircumcised by his iniquity; Galatians 2:15 ; (c) "the regular law or order of nature," Romans 1:26 , against "nature" (para, "against"); Romans 2:14 , adverbially, "by nature" (for Romans 11:21,24 , see Natural , Note); 1 Corinthians 11:14 ; Galatians 4:8 , "by nature (are no gods)," here "nature" is the emphatic word, and the phrase includes demons, men regarded as deified, and idols; these are gods only in name (the negative, me, denies not simply that they were gods, but the possibility that they could be). See Natural , B
Seed - 19-23, see sow, as in the RV); 1 Corinthians 15:38 ; 2 Corinthians 9:10 ; (b) physiological, Hebrews 11:11 ; (c) metaphorical and by metonymy and for "offspring, posterity," (1) of Natural offspring e. While the plural form "seeds," neither in Hebrew nor in Greek, would have been Natural any more than in English (it is not so used in Scripture of human offspring; its plural occurrence is in 1 Samuel 8:15 , of crops), yet if the Divine intention had been to refer to Abraham's Natural descendants, another word could have been chosen in the plural, such as "children;" all such words were, however, set aside, "seed" being selected as one that could be used in the singular, with the purpose of showing that the "seed" was Messiah. Descendants were given to Abraham by other than Natural means, so that through him Messiah might come, and the point of the Apostle's argument is that since the fulfillment of the promises of God is secured alone by Christ, they only who are "in Christ" can receive them; (2) of spiritual offspring, Romans 4:16,18 ; 9:8 ; here "the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed" points, firstly, to Isaac's birth as being not according to the ordinary course of nature but by Divine promise, and, secondly, by analogy, to the fact that all believers are children of God by spiritual birth; Galatians 3:29 . 1, properly "a sowing," denotes "seed sown," (a) Natural, Mark 4:26,27 ; Luke 8:5,11 (the Natural being figuratively applied to the Word of God); 2 Corinthians 9:10 (1st part); (b) metaphorically of material help to the needy, 2 Corinthians 9:10 (2nd part), RV, "(your) seed for sowing" (AV, "seed sown")
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Immanence - In man God unfolds Himself through the Natural processes of, the soul
Anticipation - ) The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in Natural order
Alkali - ) Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of Natural waters
Arrival - ) The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in Natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected
Brine - ) Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the evaporation of Natural or artificial waters
Michmethah - It indicated a place or some Natural feature on the boundary of Manasseh
Positivism - It excludes from philosophy everything but the Natural phenomena or properties of knowable things, together with their invariable relations of coexistence and succession, as occurring in time and space
Altar, Portable - (portable altar) A small, flat slab of Natural stone, consecrated ordinarily by a bishop, containing in a stone-covered cavity relics of two canonized martyrs, inserted in the center of the table of an altar which is not entirely consecrated
Altar Stone - (portable altar) A small, flat slab of Natural stone, consecrated ordinarily by a bishop, containing in a stone-covered cavity relics of two canonized martyrs, inserted in the center of the table of an altar which is not entirely consecrated
Brand - It refers to Joshua who, in his Natural state, was fit only for the burning of hell; but by the grace of GOD was saved from that condition and position and was made a priest of GOD
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Equity - ) Equality of rights; Natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality
Endowment - ) That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; Natural capacity; talents; - usually in the plural
Distortion - ) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity. ) The act of distorting, or twisting out of Natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body
Defective - ) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; - applied either to Natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules
Theurgy - ) In later or modern magic, that species of magic in which effects are claimed to be produced by supernatural agency, in distinction from Natural magic
Transposition - ) A change of the Natural order of words in a sentence; as, the Latin and Greek languages admit transposition, without inconvenience, to a much greater extent than the English
Jegarsahadutha - ) Jacob called it Galeed and Mizpah; as if he had said, let the Galeed be witness, and this Mizpah be witness, There is something very tender and interesting in this parting of Natural ties never to meet again
Method - ) Classification; a mode or system of classifying Natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnaean method
Rustic - ) A rural person having a Natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person
Stone, Altar - (portable altar) A small, flat slab of Natural stone, consecrated ordinarily by a bishop, containing in a stone-covered cavity relics of two canonized martyrs, inserted in the center of the table of an altar which is not entirely consecrated
Regeneration - In theology, new birth by the grace of God that change by which the will and Natural enmity of man to God and his law are subdued, and a principle of supreme love to God and his law, or holy affections, are implanted in the heart
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Temperance - Moderation particularly, habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the Natural appetites and passions restrained or moderate indulgence as temperance in eating and drinking temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth
Reign - Judges 9:8 (a) It is not a Natural thing for one tree to rule over another tree, and certainly not for a bramble to rule over a big tree. Neither was it right nor Natural for Abimelech to rule over Israel, and to destroy the family of Gideon
Pool - A collection of water, Natural or artificial. Pools were Natural meeting places (John 9:7 )
Disposition - Natural fitness or tendency. Temper or Natural constitution of the mind as an amiable or an irritable disposition
Shealtiel - Pedaiah was Natural father of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:18-19). Shealtiel was son of Jeconiah not by Natural birth but by heritage only on his mother's side
Raw - ) Not worked in due form; in the Natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. ) Not altered from its Natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat
Kind - Natural state produce or commodity, as distinguished from money as taxes paid in kind. Nature Natural propensity or determination
Nature And Natural Phenomena - NATURE AND Natural PHENOMENA. The inquiry as to the attitude taken up by Jesus towards the Natural, visible, tangible world which is the physical environment of the soul, is affected and limited by the fact that our Lord was not a philosopher or a scientist, but a spiritual teacher. Thus He nowhere enunciates a cosmology; He gives us no explicit theory of the providential order; He leaves the scientific conceptions of His day where they were, correcting no current mistakes as to the meaning of Natural phenomena, and giving no intellectual synthesis of His own of the facts of the physical universe (see Wendt’s Teaching of Jesus, i. It hampers us because we have to glean such hints as are possible for our purpose from scattered references to Natural phenomena and to the order of nature as a whole, which occcur incidentally in His teaching. But it also assists us by enabling us to understand that no sinister or misleading suggestions lurk behind the silence of Jesus on the innumerable problems that try the modern mind in its outlook on the Natural order. And (2) they are of that class which lend themselves obviously to the uses of illustration, being vivid, pictorial, and frequently recurrent in the lives of ordinary men and women, so that anyone familiar with His teaching could not fail afterwards to be reminded of the spiritual truths He had taught, because no one could go through a single day of average experience without coming across one or more of the Natural facts used in His matchless collection of illustrations. Incidental, however, as are the references to nature and Natural phenomena in the words of Jesus, they are full of suggestiveness as to His attitude to the material world. Christ’s theory of Providence in the Natural order. It is the calmness of a mind so firmly centred in the idea of the Divine love and care that it suffers no shock at the most disturbing and harrowing of Natural events. His references to the Providence that looks after the interests of flowers and birds, which are ‘clothed’ and ‘fed’ by God Himself, are full of a sense of the Divine benignity and goodwill towards His meanest creatures, and He uses this fact as an argument to quell the needless anxiety of men, who belong to a far higher order of being (Matthew 12:12), as to the sources and sureness of the Natural provision for their own life and wellbeing. The sufferings peculiar to animal life and the incidence of Natural death are clearly normal facts in our Lord’s view of nature, and need contain no problem for faith. ...
(2) Another feature of our Lord’s view of the providential order is His recognition of the orderliness and faithfulness of Natural law. He loved to notice and draw attention to this characteristic of the Natural world (cf. ...
(3) This leads us to the most important of all the characteristics exhibited in our Lord’s treatment of Natural phenomena—His profound sense of the function they fulfil as suggesting spiritual facts and laws. His purpose in using Natural imagery is not summed up in the fact of its picturesqueness and mnemonic aptness. ...
(4) In entire consistence with this view of our Lord’s imagery, we novice the complete absence, in His view of the world, of any such distinction as has been drawn by modern thinkers between the Natural and the supernatural. ’ In this sense of the immediacy of the Divine activity we find one of the most characteristic traits of the religious attitude of Jesus towards the Natural world. To Him there was nothing ‘supernatural’ or inexplicable in the wonderful deeds He wrought. They were rather perfectly Natural signs of the activity of God in and through Him: ‘My Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works’ (John 14:10). To Jesus, therefore, the wonderful works which He wrought were but the expression of the will of God through Him, and were as Natural as the forces that eventuate in the ‘blowing clover and the falling rain. The key would be seen to lie in the region of personality rather than of a ‘supernatural’ law over-riding a Natural law. Jesus being who and what He was, it was as Natural for Him to work miracles’ and to exercise an exceptional control over the ‘forces’ of nature, as it was for Napoleon to do extraordinary things through his gift of control over men, or for a great scientist to initiate fresh changes in the forms and conditions of matter. The differentia of the soul of Jesus was an unbroken fellowship with God as His Father, which manifested itself in all He did, and, among other ways, ill the power to use Natural forces in a unique way in order to fulfil His filial mission. There is another aspect of the attitude of Jesus to nature and Natural phenomena which must not be overlooked, and which, however incidental it may be to His mission as such, is replete with suggestion and helpfulness. And if it is true that the ‘function of art is (1) to teach us to see, (2) to teach us what to see, and (3) to teach us to see more than we see,’ then the discourses of Jesus reveal the artistic temperament in all His references to the facts of the Natural order. And while, as we have seen, there was nothing too great or too small to arrest His eye or interest His mind, there is one interest which evidently dominated His mind in His watchful observation of Natural phenomena. ...
(3) He teaches us to see more than we see, for the Natural became in His hands a translucent veil through which the spiritual poured its light and inspiration into the hearts of men
Inability - It has been divided into Natural and moral. We are said to be Naturally unable to do a thing when we cannot do it if we wish, because of some impeding defect or obstacle that is extrinsic to the will, either in the understanding, constitution of the body, or external objects. ...
Natural Moral Cain could not have killed Cain could not have killed Abel, if Cain had been the Abel, if Cain had feared God, weakest, and Abel aware of and loved his brother. ...
These are a few instances from which we may clearly learn the distinction of Natural and moral inability. It must not, however, be forgotten, that moral inability or disinclination is no excuse for our omission of duty, though want of Natural faculties or necessary means would
Fraternal Charity - When these are so intimate as to become similar to Natural brotherhood, the law is termed the law of fraternal charity
Sleep - The Natural state of rest for human beings and animals (Psalm 4:8 )
Charity, Fraternal - When these are so intimate as to become similar to Natural brotherhood, the law is termed the law of fraternal charity
Elymas - " As he opposed the gospel light, in significant retribution he lost the Natural light
Hashmonah - Heshmon (Joshua 15:27), an "uttermost city of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward," like Kedesh outside the Natural frontier of Palestine, in the extreme N
Petroleum - ) Rock oil, mineral oil, or Natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by pressure of the gas attending it
Bald - Destitute of the Natural covering as a bald oak
Effusion - ) The escape of a fluid out of its Natural vessel, either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation through its walls
Ethos - ) The character, sentiment, or disposition of a community or people, considered as a Natural endowment; the spirit which actuates manners and customs; also, the characteristic tone or genius of an institution or social organization
Monstrous - ) Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the Natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth
Rubiaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a very large Natural order of plants (Rubiaceae) named after the madder (Rubia tinctoria), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species
Supernational Gift - A particular grant of Almighty God to rational beings (men or angels) unwarranted by man's nature, Natural powers or needs; a grant therefore outside the limits of God's general Providence and consistent support of human life and human activity
Gift, Supernational - A particular grant of Almighty God to rational beings (men or angels) unwarranted by man's nature, Natural powers or needs; a grant therefore outside the limits of God's general Providence and consistent support of human life and human activity
Pit - A reservoir, either Natural or artificial, for water
Deists - Herbert, baron of Cherbury, in the seventeenth century, has been regarded as the first Deistical writer in this country, or at least, the first who reduced Deism to a system; affirming the sufficiency of reason and Natural religion, and rejecting divine revelation as unnecessary and superfluous. Those who admit not only the being but the providence of God, with respect to the Natural world; but who allow no difference between moral good and evil, nor that God takes any notice of our moral conduct. Such as believe in the Natural attributes of God, and his all-governing providence; yet deny the immortality of the soul, or any future state. Such as admit the existence of God, his providence, and the obligations of Natural religion; but so far only as these things are discoverable by the light of nature, without any divine revelation. Some of the Deists have attempted to overthrow the Christian dispensation, by opposing to it what they call the absolute perfection of Natural religion
Casuistry - ) The science or doctrine of dealing with cases of conscience, of resolving questions of right or wrong in conduct, or determining the lawfulness or unlawfulness of what a man may do by rules and principles drawn from the Scriptures, from the laws of society or the church, or from equity and Natural reason; the application of general moral rules to particular cases
Agate - They are semi-transparent, and often are beautifully veined and clouded, and present in miniature the picture of many Natural objects
Camel, George Joseph - He made valuable investigations of the plants and Natural history of the islands which were published in the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society," and wrote an extensive work on "Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Kamel, George Joseph - He made valuable investigations of the plants and Natural history of the islands which were published in the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society," and wrote an extensive work on "Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Certitude - This is the Natural state of the mind in the presence of evident truth
Gebal - A line (or Natural boundary, as a mountain range)
Humility - The former recognizes our Natural weakness, checking presumption; and our defects and sins, forbidding self-exaltation over others
Misery - Calamity misfortune Natural evils which are the cause of misery
Dote - ) Natural endowments
Qualification - ) That which qualifies; any Natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession
Incorruptibles - Their distinguishing tenet was, that the body of Jesus Christ was incorruptible; by which they meant, that, after and from the time wherein he was formed in the womb of his mother, he was not susceptible of any change or alteration; not even of any Natural or innocent passion, as of hunger, thirst, &c
Tubercle - ) A small knoblike prominence or excrescence, whether Natural or morbid; as, a tubercle on a plant; a tubercle on a bone; the tubercles appearing on the body in leprosy
Ulcer - ) A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the Natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus
Mysticism - ) The doctrine of the Mystics, who professed a pure, sublime, and wholly disinterested devotion, and maintained that they had direct intercourse with the divine Spirit, and aquired a knowledge of God and of spiritual things unattainable by the Natural intellect, and such as can not be analyzed or explained
Moulder - ) To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by Natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away
Brook - A small Natural stream of water, or a current flowing from a spring or fountain less than a river
George Kamel - He made valuable investigations of the plants and Natural history of the islands which were published in the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society," and wrote an extensive work on "Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Soul - ]'>[1] ‘Or, Natural . Or, animal ’]), or Natural ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 ). Probably sensual in the two passages conveys more moral meaning than the term ‘psychical’ justifies, and Natural is the better rendering, as expressing what belongs to the old unregenerate life in contrast with the characteristic of the new life in Christ, the spiritual ( pneumatic )
Brother -
In the Natural and common sense (Matthew 1:2 ; Luke 3:1,19 ). The first interpretation, however, is the most Natural
Law, Mendel's - By tracing two opposed characters through a series of progeny, he concluded that the offspring of the peas behave, in regard to the peculiarities of the parent peas, in a well-defined manner which may be reduced to the terms of a "natural law. Mendel's Law gave a final blow to the theory of Natural selection, and has exercised an enormous influence on biology and scientific breeding
Mendel's Law - By tracing two opposed characters through a series of progeny, he concluded that the offspring of the peas behave, in regard to the peculiarities of the parent peas, in a well-defined manner which may be reduced to the terms of a "natural law. Mendel's Law gave a final blow to the theory of Natural selection, and has exercised an enormous influence on biology and scientific breeding
Moral - A moral impossibility is a very great or insuperable difficulty; opposed to a Natural impossibility. Moral sense, that whereby we perceive what is good, virtuous, and beautiful in actions, manners, and characters; or it is a kind of satisfaction in the mind arising from the contemplation of those actions of rational agents which we call good or virtuous: some call this Natural conscience, others intuitive perception of right and wrong, &c
Alien - In Great Britain, the children of aliens born in that country, are mostly Natural born subjects and the children of British subjects, owing allegiance to the crown of England, though born in other countries, are Natural subjects, and entitled to the privileges or resident citizens
Rock - ) Any Natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc. , when in Natural beds
Plague - ) To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or Natural evil of any kind
Himself - ) One's true or real character; one's Natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself
Bernabe Cobo - (1582-1657) Naturalist, born Lopera, Spain; died Lima, Peru. His long residence in Spanish America equipped him with full and reliable information as to its Natural features and inhabitants, and he may be considered the foremost authority on the subject in the 17th century
Order - (Latin: ordo, array, row) ...
a class or group of persons of the same condition, occupation, profession
a state, such as the Natural or supernatural
a body of men or women abiding by common religious, moral, or social regulations
a form of service, such as the order, or ordinary, of the Mass
a grade or rank in the ministry, one of the holy orders
one of the nine choirs of angels
a fraternity or society of knights
the badges or decorations of the various knighthoods
Temper - The disposition of the mind, whether Natural or acquired
Blasting - This wind represents one of the great Natural calamities (1 Kings 8:37 ; 2 Chronicles 6:28 ) and one of the judgments of God upon the disobedient (Deuteronomy 28:22 ; Amos 4:9 ; Haggai 2:17 )
Heresy - Paul means by "there must be heresies among you," that sin must bear its Natural fruit, as Christ foretold (Luke 17:1), and schisms (compare 1 Corinthians 12:25) must eventuate in mattered secessions or confirmed schisms
Crimson - Natural Order as the American C
Aherne, Cornelius - He was ordained in 1889, and was immediately appointed professor of science and Natural philosophy at the Mill Hill College
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2 Peter 2:12 (a) By this is described leading men of the church who desire only those things which satisfy the Natural cravings of the human heart and mind
Graff, to - ' Gentiles have now been grafted into the tree of witness on earth, and of promise; but by-and-by the Natural branches, Israel, will again be grafted into 'their own olive tree
Reconnaissance - ) An examination of a region as to its general Natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work
Hexaemeron - The presentation of God's work in six Natural days is stylistic embellishment of the essential truth that the world comes from God, and allegorical: as God did, so should man work six days and rest after that
Wane - ) The Natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log
React - ) To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its Natural state
Mound - ) An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a Natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll
Rainbow - We need not suppose that the rainbow was unknown before the flood; but God then appointed it to be the cheering seal of his covenant with the earth, which is as steadfast as the Natural laws from which the rainbow springs
e'Tam, the Rock, - (Judges 15:8,11 ) This Natural stronghold was in the tribe of Judah; and near it, probably at its foot, were Lehi and Ramath-lehi and Enhakkore
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2: διψάω (Strong's #1372 — Verb — dipsao — dip-sah'-o ) is used (a) in the Natural sense, e
Collector - , one who makes a business or practice of collecting works of art, objects in Natural history, etc
Baasha - He died, apparently from Natural causes, and was succeeded by his son Elah
Mortification - A Natural form of mortification is used by anyone who labors long hours to be successful; supernatural mortification aims at progress in virtue and the possession of God and depends on sanctifying grace
Flint - In Natural history, a sub-species of quartz, of a yellowish or bluish gray, or grayish black color
Fountain - 1: πηγή (Strong's #4077 — Noun Feminine — pege — pay-gay' ) "a spring or fountain," is used of (a) "an artificial well," fed by a spring, John 4:6 ; (b) metaphorically (in contrast to such a well), "the indwelling Spirit of God," John 4:14 ; (c) "springs," metaphorically in 2 Peter 2:17 , RV, for AV, "wells;" (d) "natural fountains or springs," James 3:11,12 ; Revelation 8:10 ; 14:7 ; 16:4 ; (e) metaphorically, "eternal life and the future blessings accruing from it," Revelation 7:17 ; 21:6 ; (f) "a flow of blood," Mark 5:29
Fasting - The outward fast is an abstinencefrom meat, drink and all Natural food, for the determined time offasting; yea, from all delicacies, pleasures and delectationsworldly
Mint - It is a familiar garden herb, belonging to the Natural order Labiatae
Awake - ) To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of Natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death
Tyropoeon Valley - When David captured the city, the valley served as one of the Natural defensive barriers
Philosophy - Natural philosophy is that art or science which leads us to contemplate the nature, causes, and effects of the material works of God
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Hill - ) A Natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain
Regenerate - ) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a Natural to a spiritual state
Gorres Society - It conducts discussions and lectures on philosophy, history, Natural sciences, law, etc
Aner - As Mamre is an old name for Hebron ( Genesis 23:2 ), and Eshcol is the name of a valley not far from Hebron ( Numbers 13:23 ), it is Natural to suppose that Aner also was the name of a locality which gave its name to a Colossians 2 Colossians 2
Free Knowledge - (See also Natural knowledge and Middle Knowledge
Torch - "Reason is the Natural sun in the mental world
Orchidaceous - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, a Natural order (Orchidaceae) of endogenous plants of which the genus Orchis is the type
Bruise - When applied to animal flesh or to vegetables, a bruise is a contusion that impairs the Natural solidity and texture of the part, but often without breaking the skin
Locust - In Revelation 9:3,7 , they appear as monsters representing satanic agencies, let loose by Divine judgments inflicted upon men for five months, the time of the Natural life of the "locust
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B — 1: ψυχρός (Strong's #5593 — Adjective — psuchros — psoo-chros' ) "cool, fresh, cold, chilly" (fuller in expression than psuchos), is used in the Natural sense in Matthew 10:42 , "cold water;" metaphorically in Revelation 3:15,16
Hawthorne, Alphonsa - ...
Born May 20, 1851 in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA as Rose Hawthorne ...
Died July 9, 1926 in Hawthorne, New York, USA of Natural causes ...
Name Meaning noble ready; battle ready ...
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Separate - To disunite to divide to sever to part, in almost any manner, either things Naturally or casually joined. The parts of a solid substance may be separated by breaking, cutting or splitting, or by fusion, decomposition or Natural dissolution
Day - The day is distinguished into Natural, civil, and artificial. The Natural day is one revolution of the earth on its axis
Anxiety - In a world where people face daily troubles and future uncertainties, it is Natural that often they become anxious (1 Corinthians 7:32-33). On the other hand, when people put God first by allowing him to reign in their lives, they find that he is able to relieve them of life’s Natural anxieties (Matthew 6:33-34)
Nature - When we speak of the nature of a man, or an individual of the race, we mean his particular qualities or constitution either the peculiar temperament of his body, or the affections of his mind, his Natural appetites, passions, disposition or temper. A law or principle of action or motion in a Natural body. Natural affection or reverence. NATURE, To endow with Natural qualities
Fear - (Job 41:33) The fear for the most part spoken of by the word of God, is what relates to our nature, of which there is a threefold description, Natural fear, sinful fear and holy fear. Since the fall of man, the whole race of Adam have known the effects both of Natural and sinful fear; none but the regenerated are acquainted with what is known in Scripture by a religious, or holy fear. ...
Natural and slavish fear, arising from a conscious sense of sin, manifested itself immediately upon the fall, when Adam sought to hide himself from the presence of the Lord amidst the trees of the garden. "...
I will only add, for the comfort and encouragement of the Lord's timid and tried ones, who, in the midst of strong faith, feel at times much Natural fear, that it is sweetly accommodating to consider the Lord Jesus Christ, in the days of his flesh, was graciously pleased in this, as in all other points of grace, to be our example
Affection - A distinction however, must be made between what may be merely Natural, and what is truly spiritual. ...
The affections may be excited in a Natural way under ordinances by a Natural impression, Ezekiel 33:32 ; by a Natural sympathy, or by the Natural temperament of our constitution
Mallows - Four or five feet high, with thick branches, small purple flowers, sour tasting leaves; of the Natural order Chenopodiaceae
Imposition of Hands - A perfectly Natural gesture signifying the communication of some favor, blessing, power, or duty; mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with patriarchs blessing their children, the consecration of priests, and sacrifice
Misrephoth-Maim - The Ladder of Tyre formed a Natural limit to the territory of the Zidonians
Molloy, Gerald - Educated at Castleknock College, he entered the priesthood and occupied the chair of theology at Maynooth, 1857-1874, when he was made professor of Natural philosophy at the Catholic University of Ireland, becoming rector, 1883
Cummin - " Tristram, Natural History
Heath - "Its gloomy, stunted appearance, with its scale-like leaves pressed close to its gnarled stem, and cropped close by the wild goats, as it clings to the rocks about Petra, gives great force to the contrast suggested by the prophet, between him that trusteth in man, naked and destitute, and the man that trusteth in the Lord, flourishing as a tree planted by the waters" (Tristram, Natural History of the Bible)
Disposed - ...
2: θέλω (Strong's #2309 — Verb — thelo — ) means "to will;" it signifies more especially the Natural impulse or volition, and indicates a less formal or deliberate purpose than No
Censoriousness-Who Most Guilty of - Pedley, who was a well-known Natural simpleton, was wont to say, 'God help the fool
si'Hon - ) Shortly before the time of Israel's arrival he had dispossessed the Moabites of a splendid territory, driving them south of the Natural bulwark of the Amen
Rabboni - Hence possibly its preference by the blind man (Mark 10:51) in his Natural anxiety to address Jesus with the title of greatest courtesy and respect that he knew
Rue - RUE (πήγανον, Ruta graveolens) is a low-growing shrubby plant of the Natural order Rutaceae, and is still cultivated in Palestine
Sins: How Men Treat Them - Sins are Natural to all men, but it makes all the difference whether they are fostered or kept under; the carnal mind makes itself a warren for evil, but a gracious spirit wages constant war with every transgression
Monster - An animal produced with a shape or with parts that are not Natural, as when the body is formed or distorted, or the limbs too few or too many, or when any part is extravagantly out of proportion, either through defect or excess. Any unnatural production something greatly deformed. A person so wicked as to appear horrible one unnaturally wicked or mischievous
Deaden - ) To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the Natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound
Hands, Imposition of - A perfectly Natural gesture signifying the communication of some favor, blessing, power, or duty; mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with patriarchs blessing their children, the consecration of priests, and sacrifice
Alban Butler - Born in Appletree, Northamptonshire, England on October 24, 1710; died Saint-Omer, France on May 15,1773 of Natural causes
Poor - " (Matthew 5:3) It is proper to keep alive the proper distinction of these different views of Natural and spiritual poverty when reading the word of God
Sower - Heavenly reward and hell are not arbitrary, but the Natural and necessary development of the seed of holiness and that of sin respectively
Erratic - ) Any stone or material that has been borne away from its original site by Natural agencies; esp
Recovery - ) Act of regaining the Natural position after curtseying
Fleece - ) To deprive of a fleece, or Natural covering of wool
Duplicate - ) To divide into two by Natural growth or spontaneous action; as, infusoria duplicate themselves
Dwarf - DWARF, To hinder from growing to the Natural size to lessen to make or keep small
Heroic Virtue - The performance of "virtuous actions with uncommon promptitude, ease, and pleasure, from supernatural motives and without human reasoning, with self-abnegation and full control over Natural inclinations
Point-Blank - ) With all small arms, the second point in which the Natural line of sight, when horizontal, cuts the trajectory
Vaccine - ) any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the Natural immunity mechanisms
Transpose - ) To change the Natural order of, as words
Secret - It may be a Natural, promised, or official secret
Reconciliation - In Scripture, the means by which sinners are reconciled and brought into a state of favor with God, after Natural estrangement or enmity the atonement expiation
Jeremiah, the Book of - In the chronological order of its several predictions and divine messages, is somewhat difficult of arrangement; but may be divide, by a Natural and sufficiently accurate method, in to four general sections, containing severally the prophecies uttered in the reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim, Zedekiah, and Gedaliah
Gerald Molloy - Educated at Castleknock College, he entered the priesthood and occupied the chair of theology at Maynooth, 1857-1874, when he was made professor of Natural philosophy at the Catholic University of Ireland, becoming rector, 1883
Virtue, Heroic - The performance of "virtuous actions with uncommon promptitude, ease, and pleasure, from supernatural motives and without human reasoning, with self-abnegation and full control over Natural inclinations
Satiate - To glut to fill beyond Natural desire
Praise - To be entirely destitute of this passion betokens an ignoble mind, on which no moral impression is easily made; for where there is no desire of praise, there will also be no sense of reproach; but while it is admitted to be a Natural and in many respects an useful principle of action, we are to observe that it is entitled to no more than our secondary regard. When passing its Natural line, it becomes the ruling spring of conduct; when the regard which we pay to the opinions of men encroaches on that reverence which we owe to the voice of conscience and the sense of duty; the love of praise, having then gone out of its proper place, instead of improving, corrupts; and instead of elevating, debases our nature
University of Coimbra, Portugal - In 1770 the university was reorganized and faculties of mathematics and Natural history were created, while the Jesuit college, confiscated at the time of the expulsion of the Society from Portugal, was turned over to the faculty of medicine for its clinics and laboratories. The laboratories of physics, chemistry and Natural history were also located there
Bow - God, after the flood, took the rainbow, previously but a Natural object of sight shining beautifully in the sky, when the sun's rays are refracted through failing rain at different angles and so produce different prismatic colors, and elevated it to spiritual significance, to be to Noah and the world the sign of His love and pledge of His sparing mercy, that He would no more destroy the earth with waters. The language in Genesis gives no reason for supposing the writer ignorant of the Natural cause of the rainbow, as if he made God then for the first time setting it in the sky. ...
It is the pledge of "the world's covenant, not the church's, a charter of Natural blessings
Deluge - ...
Since all nations have descended from the family then preserved in the ark, it is Natural that the memory of such an event should be perpetuated in various national traditions. Much labor has been expanded in searching for Natural causes adequate to the production of a deluge; but we should beware of endeavoring to account on Natural principles for that which the Bible represents as miraculous
Religion - Religion has been divided into Natural and revealed. By Natural religion is meant that knowledge, veneration, and love of God, and the practice of those duties to him, our fellow-creatures, and ourselves, which are discoverable by the right exercise of our rational faculties, from considering the nature and perfections of God, and our relation to him and to one another. As it respects Natural religion, some doubt whether, properly speaking, there can be any such thing; since, through the fall, reason is so depraved, that man without revelation is under the greatest darkness and misery, as may be easily seen by considering the history of those nations who are destitute of it, and who are given up to barbarism, ignorance, cruelty, and evils of every kind. ) ...
On the other side it is observed, "that, though it is in the highest degree probable that the parents of mankind received all their theological knowledge by supernatural means, it is yet obvious that some parts of that knowledge must have been capable of a proof purely rational, otherwise not a single religious truth could have been conveyed through the succeeding generations of the human race but by the immediate inspiration of each individual. We, indeed, admit may propositions as certainly true, upon the sole authority of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, and we receive these Scriptures with gratitude as the lively oracles of God; but it is self-evident that we could not do either the one or the other, were we not convinced by Natural means that God exists; that he is a being of goodness, justice, and power; and that he inspired with divine wisdom the penmen of these sacred volumes. ...
Now, though it is very possible that no man, or body of men, left to themselves from infancy in a desert world, would ever have made a theological discovery, yet, whatever propositions relating to the being and attributes of the First Cause and duty of man, can be demonstrated by human reason, independent of written revelation, may be called Natural theology, and are of the utmost importance, as being to us the first principles of all religion. Natural theology, in this sense of the word, is the foundation of the Christian revelation; for, without a previous knowledge of it, we could have no evidence that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are indeed the word of God
Crude - ) In its Natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh
Naturalism - (Latin: natura, nature) ...
A viewpoint in philosophy and theology insisting exclusively on the Natural as distinguished from the transcendent and the supernatural. This may be restricted to physical nature, denying the supra-sensual and the spiritual; as such it is equivalent to materialism; to nature in the pantheistic, monistic sense, hence denying distinct First Cause; or finally to nature in the deistic sense of created reality, denying any intervention of the First Cause, whether providential or supernatural
Lazzaro Spallanzani - He was professor of Natural history in the University of Pavia which he enriched by collections made on his scientific journeys to Switzerland and along the Mediterranean
Papyrus - The scribe, when using papyrus, would often use the Natural horizontal fibers of the papyrus plant as guidelines
Sin, Wilderness of, - In the wilderness of Sin the manna was first gathered, and those who adopt the supposition that this was merely the Natural product of the tarfa bush find from the abundance of that shrub in Wady es-Sheikh , southeast of Wady Ghurundel , a proof of local identity
Dog - 1: κύων (Strong's #2965 — Noun Masculine — kuon — koo'-ohn ) is used in two senses, (a) Natural, Matthew 7:6 ; Luke 16:21 ; 2 Peter 2:22 ; (b) metaphorical, Philippians 3:2 ; Revelation 22:15 , of those whose moral impurity will exclude them from the New Jerusalem
River - 1: ποταμός (Strong's #4215 — Noun Masculine — potamos — pot-am-os' ) denotes (a) "a stream," Luke 6:48,49 ; (b) "a flood or floods," Matthew 7:25,27 ; (c) "a river," Natural, Matthew 3:6 , RV; Mark 1:5 ; Acts 16:13 ; 2 Corinthians 11:26 , RV (AV, "waters"); Revelation 8:10 ; 9:14 ; 16:4,12 ; symbolical, Revelation 12:15 (1st part), RV, "river" (AV, "flood"); so Revelation 12:16 ; 22:1,2 (cp
Brimstone - It was the instrument used in destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, the adjoining cities of the plain (Genesis 19:24), for divine miracle does not supersede the use of God's existing Natural agents, but moves in connection with them
Cave - ) A hollow place in the earth, either Natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den
Hanes - This would be a Natural parallel to northern Zoan or Tanis
Madmen - It is a very Natural suggestion that the initial m of Madmen has arisen by dittography from the final m of the preceding word, and that for Madmen we should read Dimon (cf
Native - Produced by nature original born with the being Natural not acquired as native genius native affections a native talent or disposition native cheerfulness native simplicity
Enus - In proportion as its definition is exact, it is Natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus
Desire - ) The Natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy
Apparel - External habiliments or decorations appearance as, religion appears in the Natural apparel of simplicity
Disjoint - ) To break the Natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech
Emblem - ) A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by Natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity
Engine - ) Natural capacity; ability; skill
Generation - A single succession in Natural descent, as the children of the same parents hence, an age
Hill - A Natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land an eminence
Creationism - Compare with Natural Evolution and Evolution
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
Accidental - ) A sharp, flat, or Natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note
Wrest - ) To turn from truth; to twist from its Natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort
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
Adoption, - The relationship was to all intents and purposes the same as existed between a Natural father and son
a'Mos, Book of - The chief peculiarity of the style consists in the number of allusions to Natural objects and agricultural occupations, as might be expected from the early life of the author
Spallanzani, Lazzaro - He was professor of Natural history in the University of Pavia which he enriched by collections made on his scientific journeys to Switzerland and along the Mediterranean
Two Hundred - The confusion was quite Natural when the word diakosioi was not written in full but represented by one Greek letter
Plagues of Egypt - ...
The narratives of the plagues demand study from three points of view: (1) their literary history; (2) the relation of the several plagues to Natural phenomena; (3) their religious significance. Relation to Natural phenomena . The hostility which used to exist between religion and Natural science is rapidly passing away, as it is becoming more clearly recognized that science is concerned solely with the observation of physical sequences, while religion embraces science as the greater includes the less. And therefore to point out a connexion between some of the ‘miracles’ of Scripture and ‘natural phenomena’ does not eliminate from them the Divine element; it rather transfigures an unreasoning ‘faith in the impossible’ into a faith which recognizes the ‘finger of God’ in everything. Thus the following discussion of the plagues may claim to be entirely constructive; it seeks to destroy nothing, but aims at showing it to be probable that the providence of God worked in Egypt by means of a series of Natural phenomena, upon which the religious instinct of the Hebrew writers unerringly seized as signs of God’s favour to their forefathers, and of punishment to their oppressors. Two suggestions have been made as to the Natural phenomena which might give rise to the story. ]'>[3] comes the nearest to the Natural fact; a fetid exhalation killed the fish, or in Hebrew language J″ [2] , on the other hand, departs from Natural causes. Thus far the series of plagues have followed one another in a Natural sequence. In the Hebrew narratives, however, all thought of a ‘natural’ occurrence has passed away. Considered from the point of view of Natural phenomena, the narratives teach the all-important truth that God’s providential care of men is not confined to ‘miracles’ in the commonly accepted sense of the term, else were God’s providential actions unknown to-day. The lifting of Moses’ staff to bring the plagues, and his successive entreaties for their removal, teach that prayer is not out of place or unavailing in cases where Natural laws can be co-ordinated and guided by God to bring about the wished-for result. ]'>[14] is a God who hates sin; that if a man hardens his heart, the result will be as inevitable as results in the Natural world so inevitable that it may truly be said that J″ Adoption - The receiving as one's own, what is new or not Natural. ...
Adoption by matrimony is the taking the children of a wife or husband, by a former marriage, into the condition of Natural children
Corrupt - To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state to separate the component parts of a body, as by a Natural process, which accompanied by a fetid smell. Changed from a sound to a putrid state, as by Natural decomposition
Revive - In chimistry, to recover its Natural state, as a metal. In chimistry, to restore or reduce to its Natural state or to its metallic state as, to revive a metal after calcination
Liberty - Natural liberty, consists in the power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. Civil liberty, is the liberty of men in a state of society, or Natural liberty, so far only abridged and restrained, as is necessary and expedient for the safety and interest of the society, state or nation. A restraint of Natural liberty, not necessary or expedient for the public, is tyranny or oppression. ...
In this sentence, the latter word liberty denotes Natural liberty
Mathew, Theobald - ...
Born 1790 near Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland ...
Died 1856 at Queenstown, Cork, Ireland of Natural causes ...
Limbo - Theologians distinguish a two-fold limbo: the limbo of the Fathers (limbus patrum), where the just that died before Christ, were detained until heaven, which had been closed in punishment for the sin of Adam, was reopened by the Saviour; and the limbo of infants (limbus infantium), where those who die in original sin, but without personal mortal sin, are deprived of the happiness which would come to them in the supernatural order, but not of happiness in the Natural order
Sister - 1: ἀδελφή (Strong's #79 — Noun Feminine — adelphe — ad-el-fay' ) is used (a) of Natural relationship, e
Harmony of the Gospels - The term harmony is also used in reference to the agreement which the Gospel bears to Natural religion, the Old Testament, the history of other nations, and the works of God at large
Combine - ) To unite by affinity or Natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third
Benefit - ) Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments
Amovability - The difference between a removable office and an irremovable one is this: if there be a question of an irremovable office, the Ordinary cannot deprive a cleric of it, unless by means of a process carried out according to law; if there be question of a removable office, the deprival can be decreed by the Ordinary for any just cause whatever, which is left to his prudent judgment, Natural equity being observed, but he is not at all bound to follow a certain method of procedure, except in the case of removable parishes
Americanism - A term rightly employed, according to Leo XIII in his letter to the hierarchy of the United States, "Testem benevolentire" (Proof of Affection), to express the characteristic qualities which reflect honor on the American people, or on their condition, customs, and laws; but wrongly employed to express certain opinions that are not in accordance with Catholic principles, as, for instance, that the action of the Holy Ghost in these days renders spiritual guidance less necessary, that the Natural virtues are to be more cultivated than the supernatural, that the active are more important than the passive virtues, that vows narrow true liberty, that time-honored methods of dealing with Protestants are now antiquated
Embrace - ) To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, Natural philosophy embraces many sciences
Iron - The Natural wealth in iron of the soil of Canaan is indicated by describing it as "a land whose stones are iron
Evolution - The theory that all living things on earth evolved from a single source and driven by genetic mutation and Natural selection gave rise to all the various life forms on earth
Adam, the Last - In contrast to the first man, Adam, who was made a living soul, the last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ, was a life-giving Spirit: the first was Natural; the second spiritual: the first man was of the earth, earthy; the second Man was out of heaven
Ebal - Mount Ebal, the northern peak, is rocky and bare; it rises 3077 feet above the sea and 1200 feet above the level of the valley, which forms a Natural amphitheatre
Theobald Mathew - ...
Born 1790 near Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland ...
Died 1856 at Queenstown, Cork, Ireland of Natural causes ...
Sanatio in Radice - This sanatio can be granted only by the Holy See; and there is no validation of this kind for a marriage which has an impediment of the Natural or Divine law, but only for a marriage which was null because of some ccciesiastical obstacle
Saint Lucia - Island in the West Indies of about 233 square miles with a fine Natural harbor at Castries
Baldness (Natural or Artificial) - Natural baldness was treated with contempt, because it exposed a man to the suspicion of leprosy
Bab'Ylon - The most Natural supposition of all is that by Babylon is intended the old Babylon of Assyria, which was largely inhabited by Jews at the time in question
Harvest - The beginning of "harvest" varied according to Natural conditions, but took place on the average about the middle of April in the eastern lowlands of Palestine, in the latter part of the month in the coast plains and a little later in high districts
Metaphysics - In the Aristotelian and Scholastic conception it included ontology and Natural theology. Many modern philosophers extend its meaning, following Christian Wolff's division of general metaphysics, or ontology, and special metaphysics, comprising cosmology, rational psychology, and Natural theology
Talent - Scott, "that we are, or possess, or meet with, may be considered as a talent; for a good or a bad use may be made of every Natural endowment, or providential appointment, or they may remain unoccupied through inactivity and selfishness. Time, health, vigour of body, and the power of exertion and enduring fatigue...
the Natural and acquired abilities of the mind, skill in any lawful art or science, and the capacity for close mental application...
the gift of speech, and that of speaking with fluency and propriety, and in a convincing, attractive, or persuasive manner...
wealth, influence, or authority...
a man's situation in the church, the community, or relative life...
and the various occurences which make way for him to attempt any thing of a beneficial tendency; these, and many others that can scarcely be enumerated, are talents which the consistent Christian will improve to the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind
Influences, Divine - What doctrine can be more reasonable? "The operations which the power of God carries on in the Natural world are no less mysterious than those which the Spirit performs in the moral world. And we may add, nothing can be more necessary, if we consider the Natural depravity of the heart, and the insufficiency of all human means to render ourselves either holy or happy without a supernatural power
Malediction - It may mean also the wishing of evil to a person from a sentiment of hatred or the like, against that person, or from a Natural resentment on account of some offense deserving punishment
Grave - Graves were generally grottoes or caves, Natural or hewn out in rocks (Isaiah 22:16 ; Matthew 27:60 )
Baldness - From Natural causes was uncommon (2 Kings 2:23 ; Isaiah 3:24 )
Daughter - This word, besides its Natural and proper sense, is used to designate,
A niece or any female descendant (Genesis 20:12 ; 24:48 ; 28:6 )
Night - That part of the Natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise
Cyst - ) A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which is accidentally developed in one of the Natural cavities or in the substance of an organ
Solomon - ’ In Matthew 6:29 = Luke 12:27 He places the pure Natural beauty of the lilies above the consummate type of artificial splendour, and uses the contrast to point the lesson of trustful dependence upon God, the Giver of all that is necessary for the body as well as for the spirit
Adjunct - ) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether Natural or acquired; as, color, in the body, judgment in the mind
Agnosticism - The Vatican Council declares that "God, the beginning and end of all, can by the Natural light of human reason, be known with certainty from the works of creation
Innocent - A Natural an idiot
Socho - Now Shuweikeh, in the western part of the low hills of Judah, on the southern slope of the wady Sumt, nearly half a mile above the bed of the wady, a Natural terrace, green in spring, dotted with grey ruins
Disorder - ) To disturb or interrupt the regular and Natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach
Grove - In America, the word is applied to a wood of Natural growth in the field,as well as to planted trees in a garden,but only to a wood of small extent and not to a forest
Hail - Though hail is usually formed by Natural causes not yet perhaps well understood, it is often referred to in scripture as one of the judgements of God
Medicine - ) Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over Natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert
Circuit - A circular route that a person, a geographical feature, or a Natural object follows
Organ - A Natural instrument of action or operation, or by which some process is carried on
Remedy - Civil government is the remedy for the evils of Natural liberty
Seal of Confession - This obligation arises from the Natural law, the positive law of Christ, and the law of the Church
Jephthah - The Natural repugnance we feel to such a vow and its fulfillment has led many interpreters to adopt the less obvious theory that she was only condemned to live and die unmarried
Solomon - ’ In Matthew 6:29 = Luke 12:27 He places the pure Natural beauty of the lilies above the consummate type of artificial splendour, and uses the contrast to point the lesson of trustful dependence upon God, the Giver of all that is necessary for the body as well as for the spirit
Season - ) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of Natural juices; as, to season timber. ) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the Natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun
Earthquake - It must have been a terrible one, since two and a half centuries later it was still being made an epoch in Zechariah 14:5; his sin in the spiritual world was connected with the convulsion in the Natural world. ...
The miraculous darkness and earthquake at our Lord's death (Matthew 27:51-54) agree with the Natural fact of darkness often accompanying earthquakes
Kidneys - It was as Natural for them to say ‘This gladdens my reins’ as it is Natural and incorrect for us to say ‘This gladdens my heart
Bath - They are also Natural or artificial. Natural baths are those which consist of spring water, either hot or cold, which is often impregnated with iron, and called chalybeate, or with sulphur, carbonic acid, and other mineral qualities
Misanthropist - The consideration of the depravity of human nature is certainly enough to raise emotions of sorrow in the breast of every man of the least sensibility; yet it is our duty to bear with the follies of mankind; to exercise a degree of candour consistent with truth; to lessen, if possible, by our exertions, the sum of moral and Natural evil; and by connecting ourselves with society, to add at least something to the general interests of mankind. Disgusted with life, he seeks a retreat from it: like a coward, he flees from the scene of action, while he increases his own misery by his Natural discontent, and leaves others to do what they can for themselves
Kind - ...
2: φύσις (Strong's #5449 — Noun Feminine — phusis — foo'-sis ) among its various meaning denotes "the nature, the Natural constitution or power of a person or thing," and is translated "kind" in James 3:7 (twice), "kind" (of beasts etc. " See NATURE , Natural
Day - The variable length of the Natural day at different seasons led in the very earliest times to the adoption of the civil day (or one revolution of the sun) as a standard of time. " The Jews are supposed, like the modern Arabs, to have adopted from an early period minute specifications of the parts of the Natural day
Asp - Tristram, Natural History of the Bible, p. Tristram, Natural History of the Bible10, London, 1911, p. Lydekker in The Concise Knowledge Natural History, 1897, p
Names - The former are such as mark some peculiarity of the locality, usually a Natural one, e. " The majority of compound names have special religious or social significance being compounded either (1) with terms denoting relationship, as Abi or Ab father, as Abihud, "father of praise," Abimelech "father of the king;" Ben son, as Benoni, "son of my sorrow," Benjamin, "son of the right hand;" or (2) nouns denoting Natural life, as am, "people," melech "king;" or (3) with names of God and Jah or Ja , shortened from "Jehovah. Examples of this are Abraham, ( Genesis 17:5 ) Sarah, (Genesis 17:15 ) Israel, as the designation of the spiritual character in place of Jacob, which designated the Natural character
Miracles, Signs, Wonders - “Wonders” describe God's supernatural activity, a special manifestation of His power (Exodus 7:3 ), but false prophets can perform actions people perceive as signs and wonders. ...
New Testament writers also used dunamis , power or inherent ability, to refer to activity of supernatural origin or character (Mark 6:2 ; Acts 8:13 ; Acts 19:11 ; Romans 15:19 ; 1Corinthians 12:10,1 Corinthians 12:28-29 ; Galatians 3:5 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:9 ; Hebrews 2:4 ). The perceived tension between the Natural and the miraculous is a by-product of a Naturalism that is intent on squeezing out the supernatural realm of reality. The Bible makes no clear-cut distinction between the Natural and supernatural. In the “natural” event the Bible views God as working providentially; whereas, in the miraculous, God works in striking ways to call attention to Himself or His purposes. ...
How do miracles relate to the Natural order? Christian thinkers have responded in different ways throughout the centuries. This approach is called the intervention view, based on their belief that God intervenes in the Natural order to do the miraculous. A mechanistic perspective believes the world is controlled by unalterable Natural laws and cannot allow for the possibility of miracles
Jocelin, Bishop - 1135in the Scottish border area ...
Died March 17, 1199 at Melrose Abbey of Natural causes; interred in the choir of the abbey church ...
Works The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick...
Life and Acts of Saint Patrick ...
Ezel - The point of the narrative is clear: David used a Natural hiding place to escape Saul and to gain vital information from his friend, the king's son
Sun - prefix "helio," is used (a) as a means of the Natural benefits of light and heat, e
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
Bench - ) A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of Natural terrace, near a lake or river
Unity of God - 5; Wilkins's Natural Religion, p
Burden - The learned are not agreed as to the force of massa in such places: its Natural meaning would be 'a judgement that lies heavy on the people;' but some take its meaning to be 'an oracle or sentence pronounced against them
Salathiel - No genealogy would assign to a king's true son and heir an inferior parentage, whereas a private person's son would Naturally be ranked in the king's pedigree on his becoming rightful heir of the throne, therefore Luke's genealogy must be that of the Natural descent, and Salathiel was "son of Neri," descended from Nathan son of David
Umber - ) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain Natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese
Magazine - ) A country or district especially rich in Natural products
Abandon - ) A complete giving up to Natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease
Kin, Kinsfolk, Kinsman, Kinswoman - A — 1: συγγενής (Strong's #4773 — Adjective — sungenes — soong-ghen-ace' ) primarily denoting "congenital, Natural, innate" (sun, "with," genos, "a family, race, offspring"), then, "akin to," is used as a noun, denoting (a) of "family relationship, kin, a kinsman, kinsfolk(s)," Luke 1:58 , RV, "kinsfolk" (AV, "cousins"); 14:12; 21:16; John 18:26 ; Acts 10:24 ; (b) of "tribal or racial kinship, fellow nationals," Romans 9:3 ; 16:7,11,21
Metamorphosis - ) A change in the form or function of a living organism, by a Natural process of growth or development; as, the metamorphosis of the yolk into the embryo, of a tadpole into a frog, or of a bud into a blossom
Then - Gal 3Job 3 If all this be so, then man has a Natural freedom
da'Gon - (1 Samuel 5:5 ) The fish-like form was a Natural emblem of fruitfulness, and as such was likely to be adopted by seafaring tribes in the representation of their gods
Cloth, Clothing - ...
Natural resources Cloth production in the ancient Near East dates to the Neolithic period when Natural flax fibers were spun and woven into linen fabric. Natural wool tones ranged from white to yellow to gray. These gave rise to a multitude of color possibilities in conjunction with Natural dyes. Reds, purples, and blues (indigo) were the known Natural dyes of the Mediterranean and African regions, having been derived from marine life, plants, and insects. Natural tones from different breeds of animals gave some variety to fabric colors (brown and black goats' hair; white, gray, and yellow wool). Available Natural dyes and variable Natural tones offered a wide spectrum of color possibilities. Natural Tyrian purple was considered the most beautiful color of all throughout ancient history, according to Strabo
Fable - The parable's framework is drawn from the dealings of men with one another; or if from the Natural world, not a grotesque parody of it, but real analogies. The fable rests on what man has in common with the lower creatures; the parable on the fact that man is made in the image of God, and that the Natural world reflects outwardly the unseen realities of the spiritual world. The MYTH is distinct from both in being the spontaneous symbolic expression of some religious notion of the apostate Natural mind
Inspiration - Though God used man as His instrument in writing these books, He did so in harmony with man's nature, no violence being done to the Natural activity of his human faculties. The classical explanation of how God inspired the sacred writers is contained in Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical "Providentissimus Deus" (The God of all Providence): ...
"For by supernatural power God so moved and impelled them to write, He was so present to them, that the things which He ordered and those only they first rightly understood, then willed faithfully to write down, and finally expressed in apt words and with infallible truth
Natural Selection - A theory which seeks to explain by Natural causes the occurrence of every kind of adaptation which is to be met with in organic nature, on the assumption that adaptations of every kind have primary reference to the preservation of species, and therefore, also, as a general rule, to the preservation of their constituent individuals
Chabanel, Noel, Saint - In spite of the difficulty of learning the language, of overcoming his Natural repulsion for the savages, and of adjusting himself to the mode of life, he persisted and even bound himself by a sacred vow to remain with them until death
Profane - "The Natural antagonism between the profane and the holy or divine grew into a moral antagonism
Noel Chabanel, Saint - In spite of the difficulty of learning the language, of overcoming his Natural repulsion for the savages, and of adjusting himself to the mode of life, he persisted and even bound himself by a sacred vow to remain with them until death
Countermark - ) An artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses that have outgrown their Natural mark, to disguise their age
Wisdom of God - 10; Ray's Wisdom of God in Creation; Paley's Natural Theology
Andrea d'Agnolo - ...
Born 1486 in Florence, Italy ...
Died 1531 in Florence, Italy of Natural causes ...
Andrea Del Sarto - ...
Born 1486 in Florence, Italy ...
Died 1531 in Florence, Italy of Natural causes ...
Electron - The electron carries (or is) a Natural unit of negative electricity, equal to 3
Ability - Physical power, whether bodily or mental Natural or acquired force of understanding skill in arts or science
Hauran - It is a fat and fertile plain, but with little Natural supply of water
Drawing - ) The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of Natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc
Defect - Any want, or imperfection, in Natural objects the absence of any thing necessary to perfection any thing unnatural or misplaced blemish deformity
Antonio Rosmini-Serbati - His ontology and Natural theology and his Trattato della Coscienza were severely criticized and 40 of his propositions were condemned by the Congregation of the Inquisition in 1887
Movement - ) The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; Natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement
Mature - ) Brought by Natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe
Loins - 1: ὀσφύς (Strong's #3751 — Noun Feminine — osphus — os-foos' ) is used (a) in the Natural sense in Matthew 3:4 ; Mark 1:6 ; (b) as "the seat of generative power," Hebrews 7:5,10 ; metaphorically in Acts 2:30 ; (c) metaphorically, (1) of girding the "loins" in readiness for active service for the Lord, Luke 12:35 ; (2) the same, with truth, Ephesians 6:14 , i
Peacock - If the fleet of Solomon visited India, they might easily procure this bird, whether from India itself, or from Persia; and certainly the bird by its beauty was likely to attract attention, and to be brought among other rarities of Natural history by Solomon's servants, who would be instructed to collect every curiosity in the countries they visited
Sarto, Andrea Del - ...
Born 1486 in Florence, Italy ...
Died 1531 in Florence, Italy of Natural causes ...
Selection, Natural - A theory which seeks to explain by Natural causes the occurrence of every kind of adaptation which is to be met with in organic nature, on the assumption that adaptations of every kind have primary reference to the preservation of species, and therefore, also, as a general rule, to the preservation of their constituent individuals
Cave - Natural cavities were sometimes enlarged, and artificial ones made for refuge and defense, Judges 6:2 1 Samuel 13:6 Isaiah 2:19 Jeremiah 41:9
Menahem - He seems to have died a Natural death; but his son and successor Pekahiah reigned only two years, and was the last of the dynasty, 2 Kings 15:13-22
Rosmini-Serbati, Antonio - His ontology and Natural theology and his Trattato della Coscienza were severely criticized and 40 of his propositions were condemned by the Congregation of the Inquisition in 1887
Darkness - The absence of Natural light, Genesis 1:2 , and hence figuratively a state of misery and adversity, Job 18:6 Psalm 107:10 Isaiah 8:22 9:1 ; also the absence of the sun and stars, and hence the fall of chief men and national convulsions, Isaiah 13:10 Acts 2:20
Supernatual Adoption - Unlike Natural or legal adoption which alters the standing of the adopted one externally or socially, supernatural adoption affects our very life by transforming our soul into the likeness of Jesus Christ and making us His co-heirs to the kingdom of heaven
Moral Good - Constitutes the Natural end and perfection (in the supernatural order, the supernatural end) of the highest vital appetite of man's rational nature. While the goodness or badness of many acts is determined by positive law, yet ultimately, the distinction between good and evil is a Natural one, right rational nature constituting the proximate norm of morality and the Divine Nature or Reason the ultimate norm. Some objects are Naturally suitable, others unsuitable, to human nature
Fornication - It is in vain to argue the innocency of fornication from the Natural passions implanted in us, sense "marriage is honourable in all, " and wisely appointed for the prevention of those evils which would otherwise ensue; and, besides the existence of any Natural propensity in us, is no proof that it is to be gratified without any restriction
Good, Moral - Constitutes the Natural end and perfection (in the supernatural order, the supernatural end) of the highest vital appetite of man's rational nature. While the goodness or badness of many acts is determined by positive law, yet ultimately, the distinction between good and evil is a Natural one, right rational nature constituting the proximate norm of morality and the Divine Nature or Reason the ultimate norm. Some objects are Naturally suitable, others unsuitable, to human nature
Death - Romans 7:13 (a) This describes the effect of wickedness and sinfulness upon the Natural human heart and soul in the sight of GOD. Our sinful natures in our Natural state send up sins, trespasses, transgressions, evils, wickedness and iniquities until they form a thick, dark cloud between the soul and GOD
Rent - ) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare Natural gifts creating a Natural monopoly
Spirit Spiritual - The Apostle’s doctrine of salvation, with its antithesis between sin and grace, leads him to recognize an opposition between flesh and spirit which is much more than the Natural contrast between spirit and body (Romans 8:1-13). , 1 Corinthians 15:44-45) the spiritual (πνευματικός) to the psychical or soulish (ψυχικός, Authorized Version ‘natural,’ ‘sensual’). The soulish man is the merely Natural man, the spiritual man is one into whom the Divine Spirit has entered, transforming the Natural πνεῦμα and raising it to a higher power by this indwelling. ‘Soul’ in the OT stands for the Natural life regarded from the point of view of its separate individuality (Genesis 2:7; Genesis 17:14), while ‘spirit’ is the principle of life considered as flowing from God Himself (Job 27:3, Psalms 51:10, Ecclesiastes 12:7), who is thus fitly called the God of the spirits of all flesh (Numbers 16:22; Numbers 27:16)
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - Matthew appropriately, as writing for Jews, gives Christ's legal descent; Luke, for Gentiles, the Natural descent. ...
Matthew downward, from Abraham the father of the Jews (naturally, but of the Gentiles also spiritually: Genesis 17:5; Romans 4:16-17); Luke upward, to Adam, "who was the son of God" and the father of Gentiles and Jews alike. Yet He was God's extraordinary gift to Joseph through his proper wife Mary, and the fruit of his marriage to her, not as Natural offspring of his body but as supernatural fruit. The full number is given in Luke, as naming the Natural line. Isaiah 11:1 implies that Messiah was the seed of David by Natural as well as legal descent. ...
Thus the genealogy of the inheritance (Matthew's) and that of Natural descent (Luke's) would be primarily Joseph's, then Mary's also
Crush - ) To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the Natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes
Habit - ) The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either Natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp
Fabre, Jean Henri - He first taught school and then became professor of Natural sciences at Ajaccio and Avignon
Onanism - It is a crime opposed to Natural law, for it frustrates the primary purpose of matrimony, namely, the procreation of offspring
Cucumbers - " Groser's Scripture Natural History
Charity - (Latin: caritas, love) ...
A supernatural, infused virtue, by which we love God above everything for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for God's sake. As an act of supernatural virtue it requires a motivation based on Divine revelation. Charity, unlike Natural virtues, is not acquired through frequent repetition of the same acts, but is infused with sanctifying grace; hence it is sometimes used to signify this grace
High Place - An eminence, Natural or artificial, where worship by sacrifice or offerings was made (1 Kings 13:32 ; 2 Kings 17:29 )
Jean Fabre - He first taught school and then became professor of Natural sciences at Ajaccio and Avignon
Boyles Lectures - To the appointment we are indebted for many excellent defences of Natural and revealed religion
Son of God - But, besides these four, many think that he is called the Son of God 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, John 3:16
Belief - In its general and Natural sense, denotes a persuasion or an assent of the mind to the truth of any proposition
Bastard - ) A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union
Culture - ) Those details of a map, collectively, which do not represent Natural features of the area delineated, as names and the symbols for towns, roads, houses, bridges, meridians, and parallels
Nimbus - Natural phenomena in the refraction of light may have suggested the symbolical nimbus
Wave Offering - Abib, the Passover month, means the month of the green ear; the birth of Israel into national life, and the birth of the earth's fruits on which man depends into Natural life, are appropriately combined in the Passover
Courage - Natural courage is that which arises chiefly from constitution; moral or spiritual is that which is produced from principle, or a sense of duty
Jabbok - On almost the whole of its curved course of 60 miles it runs through a deep valley, and forms a Natural boundary
Praise of God - Praise properly terminates in God, on account of his Natural excellencies and perfections, and is that act of devotion by which we confess and admire his several attributes: but thanksgiving is a more contracted duty, and imports only a grateful sense and acknowledgment of past mercies
Feeder - ), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or Natural flow
Mercy - That is, He does not deliver to the Christian the Natural consequence of his sin which is damnation
Ossifrage - Onkelos uses a word which signifies "naked," and leads us to the vulture: indeed, if we were to take the classes of birds in any thing like a Natural order in the passages here referred to, the vulture should follow the eagle as an unclean bird
Right - The claim is founded in law, Natural or positive, and established by some title, or fact, in virtue of which the relationship of "mine, thine, his, etc
Wrest - To distort to turn from truth or twist from its Natural meaning by violence to pervert
Miracle - A miracle is not, philosophically speaking, a violation of the ordinary laws of nature, nor does it necessarily require a suspension of those laws, as some have imagined; but is either a manifestation of divine power, superior to Natural causes, or an increase of the action of some existing law, accomplishing a new result. Though miracles are supernatural facts, in one sense they are also Natural facts. They belong to the vast plan of Jehovah, which contains at once both the Natural course of events and these supernatural manifestations. And when, on remarkable occasions, his plans and purposes have required preternatural interposition of his power, it has always been exerted; but, with the unusual occasion, the unusual agency has ceased, and the extraordinary result has no longer occurred
Constitution - ) The state of being; that form of being, or structure and connection of parts, which constitutes and characterizes a system or body; Natural condition; structure; texture; conformation
Class - ) A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in Natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc
Obligation - It is of the very essence of law, Natural, ecclesiastical, or civil,to which all must necessarily be subject
Moral Duty - It is of the very essence of law, Natural, ecclesiastical, or civil,to which all must necessarily be subject
Birth - The Natural birth is referred to as the emblem of the new birth (John 3:3-8 ; Galatians 6:15 ; Titus 3:5 , etc
Etam - It was a Natural stronghold
Januarius And Companions, Saint - The famous "Miracle of Saint Januarius," the liquefaction of his blood (which is kept in a glass phial) seldom fails to occur 18 times during the year when the reliquary is exposed and placed near his head, and no Natural explanation has been found for it
Fate - Physical fate is an order and series of Natural causes, appropriated to their effects; as, that fire warms; bodies communicate motion to each other, &c
Defraud - 1: ἀποστερέω (Strong's #650 — Verb — apostereo — ap-os-ter-eh'-o ) signifies "to rob, despoil, defraud," Mark 10:19 ; 1 Corinthians 6:8 ; 7:5 (of that which is due to the condition of Natural relationship of husband and wife); in the Middle Voice, "to allow oneself to be defrauded," 1 Corinthians 6:7 ; in the Passive Voice, "bereft," 1 Timothy 6:5 , RV, with reference to the truth, with the suggestion of being retributively "robbed" of the truth, through the corrupt condition of the mind
Seventy Times - 98, says: "A definite allusion to the Genesis story is highly probable: Jesus pointedly sets against the Natural man's craving for seventy-sevenfold revenge the spiritual man's ambition to exercise the privilege of seventy-sevenfold forgiveness")
Truth - Natural or physical truth is said to be the agreement of our sentiments with the nature of things
Tombs - Of the Hebrews were generally excavated in the solid rock, or were Natural caves
Soul, levels of - The five terms Scripture uses to refer to man�s soul; each denotes a different gradation of the soul � in ascending order from Nefesh to Yechidah: Nefesh is the basic life-force or Natural soul in general, and specifically relates to the soul�s basic or external manifestations in terms of the faculties of thought, speech and action
Ignorance - Ignorance is deemed invincible when it persists in spite of ordinary diligence to dispel it; it is reckoned morally vincible and culpable when it is due to the failure to utilize one's Natural resources
Lully, Raymond, Blessed - His teaching is characterized by a rationalistic mysticism by which he identified theology with philosophy, failing to discriminate between Natural and supernatural truth
Meadow - ]'>[1] ), and may possibly cover the Natural pasture lands of old Egypt
Robbery - Owing to the corrupt administration of Roman governors, and the facility of collecting and hiding banditti in the Natural caves of Palestine, robbers infested Judaea much in our Lord's time and the age following (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36-37; Acts 21:38; 2 Corinthians 11:26)
Fuel - ‘food’]'>[1] of fire’ ( Isaiah 9:5 ; Isaiah 9:19 ) in use among the Hebrews was undoubtedly wood, either in its Natural state or, among the wealthier classes, as charcoal (see Coal)
Libertines - Hence they were Natural leaders in the opposition to Stephen’s destructive criticism of Jewish institutionalism
Holy Shroud - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a Natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Preaching: Best Manner of - You could not think of playing the orator, of studying your emphases, cadences, and gestures, you would be yourself, and the interesting nature of your subject, impressing your heart, would furnish you with the most Natural tone of voice, the most proper language, the most engaging features, and the most suitable and graceful gestures
Guido d' Arezzo - 995,probably near Paris, France ...
Died 1050 at Avellano, near Arezzo, Italy of Natural causes ...
Relative - ) Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones, admit of a Natural transition from one to the other
Rat - ) A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material, used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their Natural hair
Accretion - ) The act of increasing by Natural growth; esp. ) A growing together of parts Naturally separate, as of the fingers toes
Fool - ) One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a Natural
Awake - To cease to sleep to come from a state of Natural sleep
Inventions - '...
In Natural things inventions have much increased since early days
Harod - The water rises in a Natural cavern and spreads itself out into a considerable pool, partially artificial, before descending the valley
Hair - as the Natural covering of a woman, as owning her subjection to the man, and is a glory to her; but nature teaches that if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him
Wheat - This clearly shows that there was no union of Christ and Natural man by His incarnation alone, and that through the death of Christ the fruit produced by His resurrection is of the same order as Christ Himself
Science - ; - called also Natural science, and physical science
Trumpet - Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first Natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone
Honey - It is often joined with milk, both being Natural products; and "honey and milk" are sometimes figuratively put for pleasant discourse
Abishai - Notwithstanding their relationship and their usefulness, there was a Natural antipathy between the king and the two brothers ( 2 Samuel 3:39 )
Abraham's Bosom - It was Natural for the Jews to represent Abraham as welcoming his righteous descendants to the bliss of heaven
Daughter - I should not think it necessary to offer any observation upon this name, if considered in Natural alliances only
Michal - Michal is an instance of how altogether beyond the Natural mind are the leadings of the Spirit of God: cf
Sister - It is used not only for a sister by Natural relation from the same father and mother, but also for a sister only by the same father or by the same mother, or a near relation only
Barren - , "sterile"), signifies "barren, not bearing children," and is used with the Natural significance three times in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:7,36 ; 23:29 ; and with a spiritual significance in Galatians 4:27 , in a quotation from Isaiah 54:1
Narrow - , "narrow writing"), is used figuratively in Matthew 7:13,14 , of the gate which provides the entrance to eternal life, "narrow" because it runs counter to Natural inclinations, and "the way" is similarly characterized; so in Luke 13:24 (where the more intensive word agonizomai, "strive," is used); RV, "narrow" (AV, "strait") in each place
Talent - ) Intellectual ability, Natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt
Boaz - The whole narrative is a beautiful picture of the simplicity of the age, when artificial courtesies had not usurped the place of Natural and sincere expressions of love
Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich - (1711-1787) Natural philosopher, born Ragusa, Italy; died Milan, Italy
Bacon, Roger - He was more interested in mathematics, the Natural sciences, and languages than many of his great contemporaries, and placed great emphasis on the experimental sciences
Cave - This may be Natural or artificial
Shroud, Holy - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a Natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Shroud of Turin - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a Natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Turin, Shroud of - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a Natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Sense - Understanding soundness of faculties strength of Natural reason
Plagues - ...
Natural or Supernatural Modern distinctions between the Natural and the supernatural were not allowable considerations for the Israelites
Bind - ) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or Natural action, as by friction. ) To prevent or restrain from customary or Natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels
Mortify - the impure and selfish lusts of which the bodily members are the Natural instruments-fornication, uncleanness, etc. While ‘raised together with Christ,’ we ‘seek the things that are above’ (Colossians 3:1), the converse fact that in Christ ‘we died’ (Colossians 3:3) carries with it the converse requirement, as it does also the power, to kill out what is base and sensual and to hold all Natural appetites in rigid subordination to the highest ends of life
Grace - (Latin: gratia, favor) ...
In its widest meaning, the term signifies any gratuitous gift of God to a rational creature, the bestowal of which is motivated by divine benevolence, whether the gift be Natural or supernatural, internal or external to the recipient. In its strict and ordinary sense, however, grace is a supernatural gift of God's beneficence, gratuitously bestowed upon a rational creature (angel or man), for the ultimate purpose of fitting the recipient for life eternal. Sanctifying grace is always accompanied by the infused virtues and the gifts of the Holy Ghost, both of which share in the general nature of supernatural grace. They are permanent perfections of the recipient's spiritual faculties" intellect and will, bearing a somewhat similar relation to sanctifying grace as the Natural faculties and their dispositions bear to the soul. Hence by sanctifying grace, and its concomitant gifts, the recipient is in a manner constituted a supernatural nature, a complete radical principle of salutary action
Candlestick - " The light which "symbolizes the knowledge of God is not the sun or any Natural light, but an artificial light supplied with a specially prepared oil; for the knowledge of God is in truth not Natural nor common to all men, but furnished over and above nature
Language - On the one side it is observed, that it is altogether a human invention, and that the progress of the mind, in the invention and improvement of language, is, by certain Natural gradations, plainly discernible in the composition of words. It is much more Natural to think that God taught our first parents only such language as suited their present occasion, leaving them, as he did in other things, to enlarge and improve it, as their future necessities should require
Abomination of Desolation - In these passages the most Natural reference is to the desecration of the Temple under Antiochus Epihanes, when an altar to Olympian Zeus was erected on the altar of burnt sacrifices. It would seem Natural to see this event in the coming of the Romans ( Luke 21:20 ), or in the seizure of the Temple by the Zealots under John of Giscala, before the city was completely invested by the Romans
Authority - It is Natural to man to live in civilsociety, and for families to unite with others, so that when there is civilsociety there must be authority. Civil authority is both Natural and universal, but the distribution of authority or form of government is a human convention and is subject to change. Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical, Immortale Dei, thus sums up the true doctrine: Man's Natural instinct moves him to live in civilsociety. Authority no less than society itself is Natural and therefore has God for its author
Asleep, Sleep - A — 1: καθεύδω (Strong's #2518 — Verb — katheudo — kath-yoo'-do ) "to go to sleep," is chiefly used of Natural "sleep," and is found most frequently in the Gospels, especially Matthew and Luke. In the epistles of Paul it is used as follows: (a) of Natural "sleep," e. ...
A — 2: κοιμάω (Strong's #2837 — Verb — koimaomai — koy-mah'-o ) is used of Natural "sleep," Matthew 28:13 ; Luke 22:45 ; John 11:12 ; Acts 12:6 ; of the death of the body, but only of such as are Christ's; yet never of Christ Himself, though He is "the firstfruits of them that have fallen asleep," 1 Corinthians 15:20 ; of saints who departed before Christ came, Matthew 27:52 ; Acts 13:36 ; of Lazarus, while Christ was yet upon the earth, John 11:11 ; of believers since the Ascension, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15 ; Acts 7:60 ; 1 Corinthians 7:39 ; 11:30 ; 15:6,18,51 ; 2 Peter 3:4 . ...
A — 4: ἀφυπνόω (Strong's #879 — Verb — aphupnoo — af-oop-no'-o ) "to fall asleep" (apo, "away"), is used of Natural "sleep," Luke 8:23 , of the Lord's falling "asleep" in the boat on the lake of Galilee
Order - This fact could not occur in the order of nature it is against the Natural order of things. A division of Natural objects, generally intermediate between class and genus. Linne also arranged vegetables, in his Natural system, into groups of genera, called order. In the Natural system of Jussieu, orders are subdivisions of classes
Miracles - Tyndall says that "science does assert that without a disturbance of Natural law quite as serious as the stoppage of an eclipse, or the rolling of the St. " And yet men by firing cannon during battle can cause a shower: does that cause such a commotion among the laws of nature? The exertion of a will upon the laws does not make a disturbance of Natural law; and a miracle is simply the exertion of God's will upon nature. Hence we are apt to imagine that a change in the motion or operation of any part of it by God would produce the same disturbance of the other parts as such a change would be likely to produce in them if made by us or by any other Natural agent. (3) The Natural beneficial tendency of the doctrine they attested
Selfishness - He sets moral self-love over against Natural selfishness (Matthew 16:25 || Mark 8:35), and He insists that the perfect, the eternal development of the human personality is to be found not in separation and independence, but in union and communion with universal life,—life as it is in God, life as God has put it into the world (cf. Natural selfishness is humanity’s greatest danger—the great source of sin. Paul elaborated; but to Him the Natural and the spiritual man are as evidently in continual conflict as to St. It is the Natural self that must be denied, that must be subjected, if the spiritual self is to grow. Even the gaining of the whole world by the Natural self is worthless if it entails spiritual loss; for to lose the true self is to have but the life of time, is to miss that of eternity (cf. Moral self-love, therefore, consists primarily in love to God; and whenever the good of the Natural self conflicts with the dictates of that love, it must be denied as a temptation of Satan (Matthew 16:21-23)
Inca - Their religion, based upon the reverence of Natural phenomena, had an elaborate ritual
Jesus Christ, Knowledge of - It is only Natural that His human nature, being hypostatically united to the Word of God, would receive a participation of God's knowledge; but He regulated it according to the needs of His mission
Knowledge of Jesus Christ - It is only Natural that His human nature, being hypostatically united to the Word of God, would receive a participation of God's knowledge; but He regulated it according to the needs of His mission
Enoch - When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a Natural death, and Noah was not yet born
Elim - "natural springs") and 70 palmtrees, and encamped by the waters; their stage next after Marah, now Huwara
Fiery Serpent - The serpents were Natural residents of the wilderness ( Deuteronomy 8:15 )
Cuthah - It would be a Natural policy to transplant some of the hardy mountaineers (called also Cossaei) from their own region, where they gave the Assyrians trouble, to Samaria
Breathe - ) To suffer to take breath, or recover the Natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse
Myrrh - The Balsamodendron myrrha, of the Natural order Terebinthaceæ, is the tree found in Arabia and Africa, from which myrrh is chiefly procured
Hour - The hour which is the 12th part of the Natural day, between sunrise and sunset, is of the same length as the astronomical hour only at the equinoxes
Sardius - ’ Pliny says that the sardius of Babylonia was more highly prized than that of Sardis (Historia Naturalis (Pliny) xxxvii. King, The Natural History of Precious Stones and Gems, 1865, pp
Moon (2) - —In the NT the moon (σελήνη) is part of the established Natural order
Moon - There is only one reference to the Natural light of the moon-there will be no need of the moon to shine in the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:23)
Sensible - ) Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by Natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer
Asa - After his death, apparently from Natural causes, he was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat or Josaphat (KJV)
Asp - They can be described as deaf (Psalm 58:4 ) either as a Natural characteristic or as an unusual case
Embrace - To comprehend to include or take in as, Natural philosophy embraces many sciences
Army (2) - —‘Armies’ (στρατεύματα) are mentioned by Jesus as the Natural instruments of discipline at the command of an Eastern king (Matthew 22:7)
Fever - At a time when it was not possible to explain diseases by reference to a single cause, it was very Natural to describe the derangement by two or more of the principal symptoms, as in the instance under consideration
Legend - Jortin observes, we have false legends concerning the miracles of Christ, of his apostles, and of ancient Christians; and the writers of these fables had, in all probability, as good Natural abilities as the disciples of Christ, and some of them wanted neither learning nor craft; and yet they betray themselves by faults against chronology, against history, against manners and customs, against morality, and against probability
Original - ) The Natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum
Religion - ) The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; Natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers
Tent - ) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a Natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges
Milk - It is drunk in its Natural condition, or shaken up in a skin into a sour curdled state, called in scripture 'butter
Rim'Mon - ...
Rimmon the Rock, a cliff or inaccessible Natural fastness, in which the six hundred Benjamites who escaped the slaughter of Gibeah took refuge
Restitution - We are bound to restore the thing with the Natural increase of it, that is, to satisfy for the loss sustained in the mean time, and the gain hindered
Cloud - In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , the "clouds" referred to in connection with the rapture of the saints are probably the Natural ones, as also in the case of those in connection with Christ's Second Advent to the earth
Night - 1: νύξ (Strong's #3571 — Noun Feminine — nux — noox ) is used (I) literally, (a) of "the alternating Natural period to that of the day," e
Mother - ) Received by birth or from ancestors; native, Natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating
Ratio Studiorum - The system is flexible and provides for instruction in the Natural sciences as well as the classics and the higher studies of philosophy and theology
Religion - Religion is true when its doctrines and precepts are either dictated by right reason or revealed by God; if the former, it is called Natural religion, if the latter, supernatural religion
Woe - Is sometimes used in our Bibles where a softer expression would be at least equally proper: "Woe to such a one!" is in our language a threat or imprecation of some calamity, Natural or judicial, to befall a person; but this is not always the meaning of the word in Scripture
Patmos - Half way down the hill is a Natural grotto, now covered by a Greek chapel, school, etc
Kingdom - In Natural history, a division as the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms
Tabernacle - Our Natural body
Philemon - From Colossians 4:9 it seems that Onesimus, and therefore Philemon, resided in Colossæ; Archippus , too, who is joined with Philemon in the salutation, is a Colossian ( Colossians 4:17 ), and there is no reason to doubt the Natural supposition that St
Diseases - Besides the Natural causes of diseases, evil spirits were charged with producing them among the Hebrews, Job 2:7 Mark 9:17 Luke 13:16 2 Corinthians 12:7
Rim'Mon - ...
Rimmon the Rock, a cliff or inaccessible Natural fastness, in which the six hundred Benjamites who escaped the slaughter of Gibeah took refuge
Parable - A mode of speaking, in order to illustrate and make familiar to our apprehension divine and spiritual things, by human and Natural figures of expression
Edrei - It is a place of great Natural strength, being surrounded by a labyrinth of clefts and crevasses in the rock
Heat - 1), said of the future destruction of the Natural elements, 2 Peter 3:10,12 , "with fervent heat," Passive Voice, lit
Fever - At a time when it was not possible to explain diseases by reference to a single cause, it was very Natural to describe the derangement by two or more of the principal symptoms, as in the instance under consideration
Reprobate, - The same word is translated 'rejected,' and is descriptive of such as, in spite of gracious ministry, produce only that which is Natural to fallen man
Nest - —Orientals, while often indifferent to the study and explanation of Natural processes, have always been attracted by the provisions of instinct for the preservation of animal life
Supernatural - SUPERNATURAL. The word means that which is beyond or above nature; but the word ‘nature’ is ambiguous, and it is therefore uncertain what, if anything, corresponds to the word ‘supernatural. ’ In ordinary speech, ‘supernatural’ would appear to mean anything outside the ordinary course of the phenomenal world. Everything connected with ghosts, for instance, is described as supernatural, and such things as telepathy are said to border on the supernatural. These are perfectly Natural and ordinary sounds: they are called ‘supernatural’ only in the sense that they are produced in an extraordinary way. So the phenomena of telepathy are said to border on the supernatural, because in them effects are produced in a way which the popular mind regards as peculiarly mysterious. This view of the world is harmless enough, but it has the disadvantage of developing an inveterate tendency or habit of thought, by which the world is set up over against God, as equivalent to ‘nature’ or the ‘natural order’; while all action on the part of God is treated as having the character of disturbance or interference in an order which possesses independent rights, or as being supernatural, in virtue of the fact that it does interfere or disturb. If a person under the influence of this habit of thought meets with the suggestion that miracles are themselves orderly, and illustrate a higher law than that of ordinary experience, he is disquieted, because he thinks that in losing the character of disturbance, miracles lose their ‘supernatural’ character. It is manifest that if the law which governs miracle differed from that governing ordinary experience, merely in complexity, the distinction of Natural and supernatural would disappear; so far the plain man is right. A conjurer does not profess to use any but the most ordinary laws: yet a savage might look upon the common trick of bringing live pigeons out of a hat as a real, creative ‘supernatural’ act. Some of the language used by critics of miracles and the term ‘supernatural’ have a tendency to bring these events down to the level of tricks or deceptions. It is said, for instance, that a fuller knowledge of Natural processes would lead us to see in the miracle at the wedding-feast at Cana merely an acceleration of such processes, which would quite surrender itself to ordinary methods of interpretation. If this were true, the miracle would cease to be in any sense ‘supernatural’; it would be merely a special, imperfectly analyzed case of an ordinary occurrence. Whatever the appearance of the supernatural to us, to God it must appear rational and orderly. And the difference between the normal and the abnormal action does not consist in the nature of the laws employed, as if the usual operation of Natural law were broken or suspended by some intrusive and alien force; but in the fact that the action of God upon the order of created being is in one case what we expect, in the other widely different. There is no reason why the word ‘supernatural,’ which will certainly not be driven out of our vocabulary, should not be used as a label for certain characteristic groups of actions and events
Death - ...
Some may think that since human beings are creatures of the Natural world, physical death is inevitable. The truth that the Bible emphasizes is that human beings are not merely creatures of the Natural world like the other animals. ...
It has been suggested that, before Adam and Eve sinned, the spiritual life within them was so dominant that it prevented the Natural physical deterioration that we today might expect. Physical death was at the same time completely Natural and completely the result of sin (Genesis 3:19 b). ...
Although this connection between sin and death may seem Natural and inevitable, it can be broken
Confirmation - ’ In none of these is there any indication of the performance of a rite, and the Natural suggestion is that the word is used simply of a spiritual strengthening. In all likelihood it was simply a Natural and beautiful symbol accompanying prayer ( Acts 8:15 ), which had come down from OT times ( Genesis 48:14 ), and had been used by Christ Himself in the act of blessing ( Matthew 19:13-15 )
Disease - The cause of pain or uneasiness distemper malady sickness disorder any state of a living body in which the Natural functions of the organs are interrupted or disturbed, either by defective or preternatural action, without a disrupture of parts by violence, which is called a wound. To interrupt or impair any or all the Natural and regular functions of the several organs of a living body to afflict with pain or sickness to make morbid used chiefly in the passive participle, as a diseased body, a diseased stomach but diseased may here be considered as an adjective
Civil - , as distinguished from Natural death. Civil year, the legal year, or annual account of time which a government appoints to be used in its own dominions, as distinguished from the Natural year, which is measured by the revolution of the heavenly bodies
Abortion - (Latin: aboriri, to miscarry) ...
In its widest sense, the ejection (by Natural cause) or extraction (by artificial means) of a human fetus from the womb of the mother before it has come to its full development. A further distinction is made between a uterine fetus, one that is located in the womb (uterus) of the mother, the normal or Natural seat of pregnancy, and an extra-uterine, or ectopic (out of place), fetus, which for some reason or other is lodged outside of the uterus, usually within one of the Fallopian tubes
Bread - Sometimes bread is spoken of in Scripture in the common acceptation of it, as the staff of Natural life, but more frequently it is used in figure, by way of allusion to the Lord Jesus and the life in him. Jesus calls himself "the living bread, and the bread of God;" to intimate, that as the Natural man is sustained day by day, life kept up and preserved by receiving the common bread for the body, so the spiritual life in Jesus is wholly supported by communications from Jesus, and life in Jesus
Beautiful - 1: ὡραῖος (Strong's #5611 — Adjective — horaios — ho-rah'-yos ) describes "that which is seasonable, produced at the right time," as of the prime of life, or the time when anything is at its loveliest and best (from hora, "a season," a period fixed by Natural laws and revolutions, and so the best season of the year). Asteios is used of that which is "beautiful" because it is elegant; horaios describes that which is "beautiful" because it is, in its season, of Natural excellence
Infant Baptism - By its new Birth in Holy Baptism,the child becomes as fully incorporated into the new and spiritualrace of which Christ is the Head, as ever it was incorporated intothe race of mankind by its Natural birth. It may not be conscious ofthis, any more than it was conscious of its Natural birth, but ithas, nevertheless, made a right beginning through the thoughtful careof others
A - It is Naturally the first letter, because it represents the first vocal sound Naturally formed by the human organs being the sound uttered with a mere opening of the mouth without constraint, and without any effort to alter the Natural position or configuration of the lips. The A has been proven to be the first Natural vocal sound, and entitled to the first place in alphabets. ...
music, A is the nominal of the sixth note in the Natural diatonic scale - called by Guido la. It is also the name of one of the two Natural moods and it is the open note of the 2d string of the violin, by which the other strings are tuned and regulated
Right - ) That which one has a Natural claim to exact. ) To bring or restore to the proper or Natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct. ) To recover the proper or Natural condition or position; to become upright
Deists - They profess a regard for Natural religion, though they are far from being agreed in their notions concerning it. Those who believe the being and Natural providence of God, but deny the difference of actions as morally good or evil, resolving it into the arbitrary constitution of human laws; and therefore they suppose that God takes no notice of them. Those who believe the existence, perfections, and providence of God, the obligations of Natural religion, and a state of future retribution, on the evidence of the light of Nature, without a divine revelation; such as these, he says, are the only true deists: but their principles, he apprehends, should lead them to embrace Christianity; and therefore he concludes that there is now no consistent scheme of deism in the world. As he was one of the first that formed design into a system, and asserted the sufficiency, universality, and absolute perfection of Natural religion, with a view to discard all extraordinary revelation as useless and needless, we shall subjoin the five fundamental articles of this universal religion. Leland's View of Deistical Writers; Sermons at Boyle's Lecture; Halyburton's Natural Religion insufficient; Leslie's Short Method with the Deists; Bishop Watson's Apology for the Bible; Fuller's Gospel of Christ its own Witness; Bishop Porteus's Charge to the Clergy, for 1794; and his summary of the Evidences of Christianity
Question, Roman - The problem of reconciling the inalienable right of the Holy See to temporal sovereignty with the Natural desire of the Italians for a united nation with Rome as the Capital, since the necessary conditions of this sovereignty would be immunity from subjection to any civilruler, and civiljurisdiction over a state or sovereign territory
Bilocation - All the physical laws of matter known to Natural science contradict the bilocation of a material body as physically possible
Root - A — 1: ῥίζα (Strong's #4491 — Noun Feminine — rhiza — hrid'-zah ) is used (a) in the Natural sense, Matthew 3:10 ; 13:6,21 ; Mark 4:6,17 ; 11:20 ; Luke 3:9 ; 8:13 ; (b) metaphorically (1) of "cause, origin, source," said of persons, ancestors, Romans 11:16-18 (twice); of things, evils, 1 Timothy 6:10 , RV, of the love of money as a "root" of all "kinds of evil" (marg
Sense - Moral Sense is said to be an apprehension of that beauty or deformity which arises in the mind by a kind of Natural instinct, previously to any reasoning upon the remoter consequences of actions
Restitution - We are bound to restore the thing with the Natural increase of it, that is, to satisfy for the loss sustained in the mean time, and the gain hindered
Adoption -
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Thunder (2) - In mountainous Palestine, with the long deep gorge of the Jordan, it is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of Natural phenomena
Hypnotism - Most of the various phenomena of hypnotism, if not all of them, are of a Natural character
Sapphire - ’ (ὥσπερ χρυσόπαστος), and Pliny (Historia Naturalis (Pliny) xxxvii. King, The Natural History of Precious Stones and Gems, 1865, pp
Truth - Here he points you to a little stream rushing from amid the rocks, and indicates its rise and progress; there he points to some peculiar rock and tells you its name, then takes you into a large Natural hail, tells you how many persons once feasted in it, and so on
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Dispensation - The dealing of God to his creatures the distribution of good and evil, Natural or moral, in the divine government
Sleep - ) A Natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state
Abuse - Ill use improper treatment or employment application to a wrong purpose as an abuse of our Natural powers an abuse of rights, or of religious privileges abuse of advantages, &c
Sower, Sowing - For the Christian it is sown a Natural body, in corruption, dishonour, and weakness; but will be raised a spiritual body, in incorruption, in glory, and in power
Corruption - The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid the destruction of the Natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction
Effect - Poverty, disease and disgrace are the Natural effects of dissipation
Family - In popular language, an order, class or genus of animals or of other Natural productions, having something in common, by which they are distinguished from others as, quadrupeds constitute a family of animals, and we speak of the family or families of plants
Hole - A hollow place or cavity in any solid body, of any shape or dimensions, Natural or artificial
Hour - A space of time equal to one twenty fourth part of the Natural day, or duration of the diurnal revolution of the earth
Rove - Men and women approach these groups of planted sticks to arouse their passions and to gain some unnatural satisfaction. The grove mentioned in Deuteronomy 16:21 and the groves planted by Abraham were normal and Natural groups of ordinary trees
Sole - GOD sees nothing in a Natural human being that is good, or right, or pleasant
Abuse - ) Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our Natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language
Adultery - Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this Natural adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry
Mary, Wife of Cleophas - In John 19:25 this Mary is said to be the sister of the Lord's mother, if we allow the word 'and' to separate the persons, which is the most obvious sense; and it is Natural that as this is the only place where we read of the Lord's mother having a sister, it should say who she was
Colors - The Natural colors noticed in the Bible are white, black, red, yellow, and green, yet only three colors are sharply defined—white, black, and red
Embalming - Still some partial process was employed, tending to soothe surviving friends by arresting or delaying Natural corruption
Baldness - is a Natural effect of old age, in which period of life the hair of the head, wanting nourishment, falls off, and leaves the head naked
Sharon - It still preserves some portions of its Natural beauty, and is adorned in the spring with the white and red rose, the narcissus, the white and orange lily, the carnation and other flowers; but for the rest of the year it appears little better than a desert, with here and there a ruined village, and some clumps of olive trees and sycamores
Darkness - State of death as compared with Natural life
Beetle - For nothing can be supposed more Natural than to imagine a nation, addicted to polytheism, as the Egyptians were, in a country frequently suffering great mischief and scarcity from swarms of devouring insects, should, from a strange sense and fear of evil to come, (the common principle of superstition and idolatry,) give sacred worship to the visible authors of these their sufferings, in hopes to render them more propitious for the future
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Born January 19, 1863 at Boscomarengo, Alessandria, Italy as Pio Boggiani ...
Died February 26, 1942 of Natural causes ...
Wild - ) Living in a state of nature; inhabiting Natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat
Renew - In theology, to make new to renovate to transform to change from Natural enmity to the love of God and his law to implant holy affections in the heart to regenerate
Roman Question - The problem of reconciling the inalienable right of the Holy See to temporal sovereignty with the Natural desire of the Italians for a united nation with Rome as the Capital, since the necessary conditions of this sovereignty would be immunity from subjection to any civilruler, and civiljurisdiction over a state or sovereign territory
Tenor - In music, the Natural pitch of a man's voice in singing hence, the part of a tune adapted to a man's voice, the second of the four parts, reckoning from the base and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxiliary
Travel - Some men travel for pleasure or curiosity others travel to extend their knowledge of Natural history
ar'Abah - It indicates more particularly the deep-sunken valley or trench which forms the most striking among the many striking Natural features of Palestine, and which extends with great uniformity of formation from the slopes of Hermon to the Elanitic Gulf (Gulf of Akabah ) of the Red Sea; the most remarkable depression known to exist on the surface of the globe
Manna - " This manna was evidently altogether a miraculous gift, wholly different from any Natural product with which we are acquainted, and which bears this name. The manna with which the people of Israel were fed for forty years differs in many particulars from all these Natural products
Timnah - These clefts were the Natural hiding places of the Israelites from their oppressors; and the term seiph is only used of the kind of rock to which the term celah is applied, nikrah of the "cavities" of the rock called tsur . The Natural cleft has been artificially but rudely hewn in the rock
Paganism - The second sort, called physic, or Natural, was studied and taught by the philosophers, who, rejecting the multiplicity of gods introduced by the poets, brought their theology to a more Natural and rational form, and supposed that there was but one Supreme God, which they commonly make to be the sun; at least, an emblem of him, but at too great a distance to mind the affairs of the world, and therefore devised certain demons, which they considered as mediators between the Supreme God and man; and the doctrines of these demons, to which the apostle is thought to allude in 1Ti_4:1
Vows - It is a perfectly Natural, and indeed inevitable, expression of religious feeling wherever there is a conception of a personal God with whom men come into any kind of relationship. It is therefore in accordance with a Natural religious instinct and with the assumption of the rightness of making vows which underlies our Lord’s rebuke of the Pharisaical abuse of them, that the Church subsequently imposed vows upon candidates for baptism
Grave - ...
Natural caves were also used as graves, as the cave of Machpelah. In Luke 8:27 we read of a demoniac who lived in the 'tombs:' these were doubtless Natural caves
Grow - To enlarge in bulk or stature, by a Natural, imperceptible addition of matter, through ducts and secreting organs, as animal and vegetable bodies to vegetate as plants, or to be augmented by Natural process, as animals
Rousseau, Jean Jacques - His chief works are: The Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, in which he, assails reason and science; the Discourse on the origin of inequality among men, in which he develops his favorite theory that man is by nature good and virtuous but is depraved by society; the Social Contract, which became the gospel of the Revolution; Emile, in which he develops his theories on education, and which contains, alongside of some excellent ideas, many utopian views and very grave errors; the New Heloise, a novel in which he preaches a return to the Natural state; and the famous Confessions, in which imagination plays such a part that they are unreliable as an autobiography. He was also the creator of a new false philosophy which he calls Instinctivism, and proclaimed the sacredness of sensual passion; he, the apostle of Natural religion, was the enemy of all positive religion, and is responsible for some of the most dangerous social and political errors of the present time
Evil - is distinguished into Natural and moral. Natural evil is whatever destroys or any way disturbs the perfection of Natural beings, such as blindness, diseases, death, &c. Samuel Clarke, in his "Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God," deduces from the possibility and real existence of human liberty an answer to the question, What is the cause and original of evil? For liberty, he says, implying a Natural power of doing evil, as well as good; and the imperfect nature of finite beings making it possible for them to abuse this their liberty to an actual commission of evil; and it being necessary to the order and beauty of the whole, and for displaying the infinite wisdom of the Creator, that there should be different and various degrees of creatures, whereof, consequently, some must be less perfect than others; hence there necessarily arises a possibility of evil, notwithstanding that the Creator is infinitely good. In short thus: all that we call evil is either an evil of imperfection, as the want of certain faculties and excellencies which other creatures have; or Natural evil, as pain, death, and the like; or moral evil, as all kinds of vice. The second kind of evil, which we call Natural evil, is either a necessary consequence of the former; as death, to a creature on whose nature immortality was never conferred; and then it is no more properly an evil than the former; or else it is counterpoised, in the whole, with as great or greater good, as the afflictions and sufferings of good men, and then also it is not properly an evil; or else, lastly, it is a punishment; and then it is a necessary consequent of the third and last sort of evil, namely, moral evil
Servant - A — 1: δοῦλος (Strong's #1401 — Noun — doulos — doo'-los ) an adjective, signifying "in bondage," Romans 6:19 (neuter plural, agreeing with mele, "members"), is used as a noun, and as the most common and general word for "servant," frequently indicating subjection without the idea of bondage; it is used (a) of Natural conditions, e. 4, also denotes "an attendant;" it is translated "servant" (a) of Natural conditions, in Matthew 8:6,8,13 ; 14:2 ; Luke 7:7 ("menservants" in Luke 12:45 ); 15:26 ; (b) of spiritual relation to God, (1) of Israel, Luke 1:54 ; (2) of David, Luke 1:69 ; Acts 4:25 ; (3) of Christ, so declared by God the Father, Matthew 12:18 ; spoken of in prayer, Acts 4:27,30 , RV (AV, "child"); the argument advanced by Dalman for the rendering "Child" in these passages, is not sufficiently valid as against the RV, "Servant" in Acts 4 , and the AV and RV in Matthew 12 (cp. ...
A — 7: σύνδουλος (Strong's #4889 — Noun Masculine — sundoulos — soon'-doo-los ) "a fellow servant," is used (a) of Natural conditions, Matthew 18:28,29,31,33 ; 24:49 ; (b) of "servants" of the same Divine Lord, Colossians 1:7 ; 4:7 ; Revelation 6:11 ; of angels, Revelation 19:10 ; 22:9
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - 23 is directed against those who asked If God be good why did He create sin Gehenna Death and Satan? Elsewhere Isaacus says that there is a Natural faculty whereby we discern good from evil to lose which is to sink lower than one's Natural state; and this faculty precedes faith and leads us thereto. 31, On the Natural offspring of the virtues , and Serm
Analysis - ) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their Natural order
Fast - Midnight may be reckoned by any accepted time, legal, Natural, or regional
John of Austria, Don - The Natural son of Charles V, by Barbara Blomberg, daughter of an affiuent family, he was recognized later by his half-brother, Philip II, as a member of the royal family
Pleasure - A — 1: ἡδονή (Strong's #2237 — Noun Feminine — hedone — hay-don-ay' ) "pleasure," is used of the gratification of the Natural desire or sinful desires (akin to hedomai, "to be glad," and hedeos, "gladly"), Luke 8:14 ; Titus 3:3 ; James 4:1,3 , RV, "pleasures" (AV, "lusts"); in the singular, 2 Peter 2:13
Grace: Triumphant Over Trial - Bernard, I met with a curious Natural conservatory
Prescription - Besides, the thing is in itself Natural; for if a man finds a variety of opinions in the world upon important passages in Scripture, where shall he be so apt to get the true sense as from contemporary writers or others who lived very near the apostolic age? And if such a man shall find any doctrine or interpretations to have been universally believed in the first ages, or, as Vicentius Lirinensis words it, semper ubique et ab omnibus, he will unquestionably be disposed to think such early and universal consent, or such prescription, of very considerable weight in determining his opinion
Theology - The theological student will find the following books on the subject of utility; Gratius de Veritate Religionis Christianae; Stillingfleet's Origines Sacrae; Turretine's Institutio Theologiae Elencticae; Butler's analogy; Picteti Theologia Christiana; Stupferi Institutiones Theologiae; Witsius on the Covenants; Usher, Boston, Watson, Gill, and Ridgley's Divinity; Doddridge's Lectures; Brown's compendium of Natural and Revealed Religion; and Ryan's Effects of Religion on Mankind
Insult - Paul was content with insults which are a Natural consequence of mission involvement (2 Corinthians 12:10 )
Regeneration - ) Besides his Natural birthday the believer has a spiritual birthday in this life, and a birthday to glory in the life to come
Faculty - ) Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any Natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul
Distant - Remote in Natural connection or consanguinity as a distant relation distant kindred a distant collateral line
Irrigation - They are always established near Natural supplies of water, which is made to flow from the source (either directly, or raised, when necessary, by a sakiyeh or endless chain of buckets worked by a horse, ox, or donkey) into little channels ramifying through the garden
Coney - The animal intended by this name is known among Naturalists as the Hyrax Syriacus. "The lawgiver speaks according to appearances; and no one can watch the constant motion of the little creature's jaws, as it sits continually working its teeth, without recognizing the Naturalness of the expression" (Tristram, Natural History of the Bible)
Market-Place - Paul should preach in the Agora at Athens was only Natural, since here he would find the greatest number of people gathered together
Plain - ) Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; Natural; homely; common
Accord - Will voluntary or spontaneous motion used of the will of persons, or the Natural motion of other bodies, and preceded by own
Affection - A bent of mind towards a particular object, holding a middle place between disposition, which is Natural, and passion, which is excited by the presence of its exciting object
Breath - Wrath is a Natural attribute of GOD which is continually manifested against sin and sinners
Ass - It is thus a fit emblem of man's Natural birth
Moth - ...
Psalm 39:11 (a) In this passage Natural human beauty is compared to this insect in that it is quickly and easily lost, crushed and destroyed, even as this insect may be easily destroyed
Eneration - ) A single step or stage in the succession of Natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy
Crest - ) A tuft, or other excrescence or Natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc
Austria, John of, Don - The Natural son of Charles V, by Barbara Blomberg, daughter of an affiuent family, he was recognized later by his half-brother, Philip II, as a member of the royal family
Duty - That which a person owes to another that which a person is bound, by any Natural, moral or legal obligation, to pay, do or perform
Halicarnassus - 23), attests the existence of an early Jewish colony in the city; and this was Natural, as Halicarnassus was a considerable centre of trade owing to its favourable position on a bay opposite Cos, on the north-west side of the Ceramic Gulf
Heal - To cure of a disease or wound and restore to soundness, or to that state of body in which the Natural functions are regularly performed as, to heal the sick
Man - Since this is the condition of man in his Natural state, salvation is then impossible for us to achieve (Matthew 19:26)
Thirst - ...
Isaiah 55:1 (b) This is typical of the craving of the Natural human heart for satisfaction which it fails to find in that which the world offers
Produce - ) To bring forth, as young, or as a Natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain
Evangelical Counsels - That the Christian life demands from all a serious discipline of Natural affections, is clear
Abel - In Cain is also exemplified the religion of the Natural man, who, disregarding his distance from God, thinks he can approach at any time and with any form of worship
Blindness - is often used in Scripture to express ignorance or want of discernment in divine things, as well as the being destitute of Natural sight
Abel - In Cain is also exemplified the religion of the Natural man, who, disregarding his distance from God, thinks he can approach at any time and with any form of worship
Seeing - To see, in Scripture, is often used to express the sense of vision, knowledge of spiritual things, and even the supernatural knowledge of hidden things, of prophecy, of visions, of ecstacies. Austin observes, that the verb, to see, is applied to all the five Natural senses; to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, to touch
Disciple, - Such an one must hate (in comparison with Christ) all his Natural relations and his own life also
Paradise - And in Revelation 2:7 22:14 , the Natural features of the scene where innocence and bliss were lost, are used to depict the world where these are restored perfectly and forever
Charity - In a more particular sense, love, kindness, affection, tenderness, springing from Natural relations as the charities of father, son and brother
Mile'Tus, - In the Natural order of events it was absorbed in the Persian empire
Frontlets, - That phylacteries were used as amulets is certain, and was very Natural
Circumcision - The process of restoring a circumcised person to his Natural condition by a surgical operation was sometimes undergone
Tithe - ...
Note: Hebrews 7:4-9 shows the superiority of the Melchizedek priesthood to the Levitical, in that (1) Abraham, the ancestor of the Levites, paid "tithes" to Melchizedek ( Genesis 14:20 ); (2) Melchizedek, whose genealogy is outside that of the Levites, took "tithes" of Abraham, the recipient himself of the Divine promises; (3) whereas death is the Natural lot of those who receive "tithes," the death of Melchizedek is not recorded; (4) the Levites who received "tithes" virtually paid them through Abraham to Melchizedek
Faith, Science And - Faith here signifies supernatural faith; it includes the complexus of revealed truths and the subjective assent given these truths on the authority of God revealing them. Science is similarly taken to mean all Natural truths and the intellectual assent given them. Once the existence of God has been demonstrated by reason, faith, which led the intellect to believe in God antecedently to the demonstration, vanishes, but there remains a firm, supernatural adherence to the truth, which is not faith but an effect of it. Now, the Natural knowledge which we possess of principles comes to us from God, since God is the author of our nature
Sabbatical Year - Also, the rest from farming gave the land the opportunity to clear itself of pests and restore its Natural powers of production (Exodus 23:10-11; Leviticus 25:1-7; Leviticus 25:23). In addition there would be enough Natural growth during the sabbatical year for people such as the poor who could not store up in advance
Affliction - ...
In the Old Testament, the source of affliction is (1) God's retribution upon disobedience (Lamentations 3:32-33 ; Isaiah 30:20 ; Jeremiah 30:15 ); (2) the Natural conditions of life (Genesis 16:11 ; Genesis 29:32 ; Psalm 25:18 ); (3) personal sin (Psalm 107:17 ); (4) forces of opposition (Isaiah 51:21-23 ); and (5) evil spirits and/or Satan (1 Samuel 16:14 ; Job 1:6-12 ). ...
In the New Testament the source of affliction is (1) the Natural conditions of humanity (James 1:27 ); (2) persecution because of faithfulness to Christ (2 Corinthians 6:4 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:6 ); (3) discipline for the purpose of maturing the Christian faith; and (4) the result of personal sin (Galatians 6:7 )
Science And Faith - Faith here signifies supernatural faith; it includes the complexus of revealed truths and the subjective assent given these truths on the authority of God revealing them. Science is similarly taken to mean all Natural truths and the intellectual assent given them. Once the existence of God has been demonstrated by reason, faith, which led the intellect to believe in God antecedently to the demonstration, vanishes, but there remains a firm, supernatural adherence to the truth, which is not faith but an effect of it. Now, the Natural knowledge which we possess of principles comes to us from God, since God is the author of our nature
Manna - The Natural products of the Arabian deserts and other Oriental regions which bear the name of manna have not the qualities or uses ascribed to the manna of Scripture. The latter substance was undoubtedly wholly miraculous, and not in any respect a product of nature, though its name may have come from its resemblance to the Natural manna The substance now called manna in the Arabian desert through which the Israelites passed is collected in the month of June from the tarfa or tamarisk shrub ( Tamarix gallica )
Growth Increase - The Hebrew writers were fond of comparing things Natural with things spiritual, and found frequent analogy between Natural and spiritual processes. According to Hebrew ideas, the Natural laws of physical growth are made to apply to the spiritual realm. ’...
These ideas are carried forward to the NT, and we have frequent references to the phenomena of growth, while the comparison between growth in the Natural and in the spiritual world is fully developed. This growth is, on the one hand, regarded as a Natural development from the new seed implanted in the new birth
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. characterizes Natural fathers as ‘the fathers of our flesh’ in contrast with God as ‘the Father of spirits’ (Hebrews 12:9). In addition to the foregoing, which may all be characterized as Natural meanings of ‘flesh,’ we find the word used by St. The most probable explanation of this Pauline antithesis of ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit’ is that it amounts to a contrast between the Natural and the supernatural. 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
Joseph ii, Emperor - ...
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Josephinism - ...
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Serpent - It has been well remarked regarding this temptation: "A real serpent was the agent of the temptation, as is plain from what is said of the Natural characteristic of the serpent in the first verse of the chapter (3:1), and from the curse pronounced upon the animal itself
Law -
The Law of Nature is the will of God as to human conduct, founded on the moral difference of things, and discoverable by Natural light (Romans 1:20 ; 2:14,15 )
Shiloh - " It is most simple and Natural to render the expression, as in the Authorized Version, "till Shiloh come," interpreting it as a proper name (Compare Isaiah 9:6 )
Bethuel - ...
Laban her brother ran out and invited him in, not Bethuel, the Natural person to do it
Daughter, Daughter-in-Law - , "daughter" is connected), is used of (a) the Natural relationship (frequent in the Gospels); (b) spiritual relationship to God, 2 Corinthians 6:18 , in the sense of the practical realization of acceptance with, and the approval of, God (cp
Breed - ) To produce or obtain by any Natural process
Theater - The semi-circular seats of the theater rose step fashion either up a Natural hillside or on artificial tiers
Jehovah Jireh - It is no valid objection that Abraham "saw the place afar off," whereas the temple mount is not conspicuous from a distance (whence Moriah is connected by some with Moreh and "the Natural altar on the top of Mount Gerizim", which the Samaritans make the place of the sacrifice); for what is meant in Genesis 22:4 is only that he saw it at some little distance, as far off as the place admitted
Rufus - ...
Rufus according to Paul was a disciple of note at Rome; how Natural then to designate Simon, who was unknown, to the Romans by his fatherhood to one whom they well knew, Rufus! Mark gives the Romans whom he addresses a reference for the truth of the narrative of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection to one who was accessible to them all, and who could attest the facts on the authority of his own father, the reluctant bearer of the Lord's cross (Luke 23:26)
Mark - Whether he died a Natural death or by martyrdom is uncertain
Kiss - A kiss on the hand would have been Natural
Baldness - Natural baldness was apparently rare in Israel
Works, Good - Are those actions which are conformable to truth, justice, or propriety; whether Natural, civil, relative, moral, or religious
Eating And Drinking - The simple Natural life of Jesus was thus contrasted with the austere ways of the Baptist (Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34)
Function - ) The Natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind
Grain of Wheat - Now, just as according to the law of nature the grain of wheat, under the penalty of remaining alone to rot, be trampled upon, or eaten, must die, that is, sacrifice all that it hides within itself in support of the life that develops within it under the influence of sun and rain, so too must Jesus, according to the law of grace, suffer and die, that is, sacrifice all that He possesses according to the Natural order in order that mankind may be redeemed, souls saved, honor and glory given to God
Blind - Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by Natural defect, or by deprivation not having sight
Phylacteries - It should rather seem, therefore, that that Natural proneness the children of Israel had to imitate their idolatrous neighbours, tempted them to do as the heathen did, whose superstition is well known to have been of this kind; though Israel in the midst of their using charms like them, still had respect to words of Scripture
Crush - To press and bruise between two hard bodies to squeeze, so as to force a thing out of its Natural shape to bruise by pressure
Himself - Himself is used to express the proper character, or Natural temper and disposition of a person, after or in opposition to wandering of mind, irregularity, or devious conduct from derangement, passion or extraneous influence
Table - ...
Psalm 78:19 (b) By this picture we understand that GOD made provision for food and sustenance in the wilderness where there were no Natural supplies
Barn - Natural caves in the limestone rock, improved by art, with heavy stone doors blocking the entrance, have also served as ‘barns,’ and may be seen in use at Gadara to-day
Organ - ) A Natural part or structure in an animal or a plant, capable of performing some special action (termed its function), which is essential to the life or well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc
Vice - ) A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of Natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance
Topheth - The most Natural meaning seems that suggested by the occurrence of the word in two consecutive verses, in one of which it is a tabret and in the other tophet
Temptation - 1: πειρασμός (Strong's #3986 — Noun Masculine — peirasmos — pi-ras-mos' ) akin to A, above, is used of (1) "trials" with a beneficial purpose and effect, (a) of "trials" or "temptations," Divinely permitted or sent, Luke 22:28 ; Acts 20:19 ; James 1:2 ; 1 Peter 1:6 ; 4:12 , RV, "to prove," AV, "to try;" 2 Peter 2:9 (singular); Revelation 3:10 , RV, "trial" (AV, "temptation"); in James 1:12 , "temptation" apparently has meanings (1) and (2) combined (see below), and is used in the widest sense; (b) with a good or neutral significance, Galatians 4:14 , of Paul's physical infirmity, "a temptation" to the Galatian converts, of such a kind as to arouse feelings of Natural repugnance; (c) of "trials" of a varied character, Matthew 6:13 ; Luke 11:4 , where believers are commanded to pray not to be led into such by forces beyond their own control; Matthew 26:41 ; Mark 14:38 ; Luke 22:40,46 , where they are commanded to watch and pray against entering into "temptations" by their own carelessness or disobedience; in all such cases God provides "the way of escape," 1 Corinthians 10:13 (where peirasmos occurs twice)
Bitter, Bitterly, Bitterness - 11 it has its Natural sense, with reference to water; in ver
Silk - As the word which is rendered "silk" in our version more probably meant cotton, or rather muslin, it is doubtful whether silk is mentioned expressly in the Scripture, unless, perhaps, in Isaiah 19:9 , where we find the Hebrew word שריקות , from שרק , yellowish, tawny; which is generally the Natural colour of raw silk; hence the Latin sericum: or it may be from the Seres, a nation whence the Greeks and Romans first obtained the article silk
Sacristan Emperor - ...
Born 1741 in Vienna, Austria ...
Died 1790 in Vienna, Austria of Natural causes ...
Palm - The palms constitute a Natural order of monocotyledonous plants,with a simple cylindric stem, terminating in a crown of leaves or fronds, within which rises a tuft of flowers and fruits all natives of warm climates
Death - ...
Natural death is described as a yielding up of the breath, or spirit, expiring, Psalm 104:29 ; as a return to our original dust, Genesis 3:19 Ecclesiastes 12:7 ; as the soul's laying off the body, its clothing, 2 Corinthians 5:3,4 , or the tent in which it has dwelt, 2 Corinthians 5:1 2 Peter 1:13,14
Cistern - The innumerable cisterns, wells, and pools that exist in Palestine are evidence of the efforts of ancient people to supplement the Natural water supply
Satisfy - To supply fully what is necessary and demanded by Natural laws as, to satisfy with rain the desolate and waste ground
Restrain - Not only a metaphysical or Natural, but a moral universality is also to be restrained by a part of the predicate
Pearls - It is not known whether the pearl is a Natural deposit, or the consequence of disease, or of the lodging of some foreign body, as a grain of sand, within the shells
Pomegranate - It belongs to the Natural order Myrtaceae (Myrtle), being, however, rather a tall bush than a tree, The foliage is dark green, the flowers are crimson, the fruit, which is about the size of art orange, is red when which in Palestine is about the middle of October
Manna - 1: μάννα (Strong's #3131 — Noun Neuter — manna — man'-nah ) the supernaturally provided food for Israel during their wilderness journey (for details see Exodus 16 and Numbers 11 ). ...
None of the Natural substances called "manna" is to be identified with that which God provided for Israel
John Evangelist, Saint - John issaid to have spent the later years of his life at Ephesus, and is theonly one of the Apostles who died a Natural death
Regeneration - As the Natural birth, so the new and spiritual Birth cantake place only once, and that in Holy Baptism
Noble - (1) εὐγενής, ‘well-born,’ ‘of noble birth,’ and secondarily, as the Natural outcome of that privileged condition, ‘of noble mind or spirit,’ is used in its primary sense in 1 Corinthians 1:26, ‘not many noble
Kibroth Hattaavah - The prodigious quantity and the supply of them at that time, in connection with Jehovah's moral dealings with Israel, constitute the miracle, which is in consonance with God's Natural law though then intensified. God punished the gluttonous people through their gluttony which they had indulged in to surfeit; He aggravated the Natural consequences into a supernatural visitation
Subscription, Clerical - If the signification of the words be dubious, and we believe either sense, and that sense in which we do believe them is as Natural as the other, we may, consistently with integrity, subscribe them; or if the sense in which we do believe them to be less Natural, and we explain that sense, and that explication be admitted by the person requiring the subscription in his own right, there can be no just foundation for a scruple
Unclean - What we are Naturally in our sins prevents us from coming into GOD's holy presence. We defile holy things when we contact them in our Natural state. The Lord shows them in the sheet as animals because that was our Natural state
Plague - "The supernatural presents in Scripture generally no violent opposition to the Natural, but rather unites in a friendly alliance with it" (Hengstenberg). A special reason why in this case the Natural background of the miracles should appear was in order to show that Jehovah was God of Egypt as much as of Israel, and rules "in the midst of the earth" (Exodus 8:22)...
By exhibiting Jehovah through Moses at will bringing on with unusual intensity, and withdrawing in answer to intercession at once and completely, the well known Egyptian periodical scourges which their superstition attributed to false gods, Jehovah was proved more effectively to be supreme than He could have been by inflicting some new and strange visitation. The stroke on the firstborn was the crowning one, altogether supernatural, whereas the others were intensifications of existing scourges
Shoot - ) An inclined plane, either artificial or Natural, down which timber, coal, etc. , are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either Natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp
Stone - In its Natural state a stone served for a pillow ( Genesis 28:18 ) or a seat ( Exodus 17:12 ), for covering the mouth of a well ( Genesis 29:2 ff. The profusion of stones made it Natural to use them as missiles. Stoning to death was a Natural and convenient method of execution
Aberration - ) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the Natural state, or from a type
Plagues of Egypt - The ten plagues narrated in Exodus 7:1-25; Exodus 8:1-32; Exodus 9:1-35; Exodus 10:1-29; Exodus 11:1-10; Exodus 12:1-51 stand in close connection with the Natural phenomena of Egypt, still they maintain their character as miracles
Cave - The soft limestone hills of Palestine abound in caves, Natural and artificial; and these must have attracted attention from a very early period
Edrei - It is, in fact, an impregnable Natural fortress, about 20 miles in length and 15 in breadth" (Porter's Syria, etc
Sun - ...
Psalm 121:6 (b) This is a promise that the Natural forces of earth will be restrained from injuring the children of GOD who walk in intimate trust with Him
Fountain - , "eye" of the water desert), a Natural source of living water
Dishonor - 15; so in 1 Corinthians 15:43 , of the "sowing" of the Natural body, and in 2 Corinthians 6:8 , of the Apostle Paul's ministry
Samothrace - Next to Pharos, it is the most conspicuous Natural feature in the northern aegean. Samothrace was quite harbourless-Pliny, in enumerating the aegean islands, calls it importuosissima omnium (Historia Naturalis (Pliny) iv
Jupiter - ’ The name Zeus is itself cognate with the first part of the word Jupiter , and suggests the ruler of the firmament, who gives light and sends rain, thunder, and other Natural phenomena from the sky
Life: Spiritual - Yet in what do they differ? Certainly in nothing which you could readily see, for the well-stuffed animal is precisely like what the living animal would have been; and that eye of glass even appears to have more of brightness in it than the Natural eye of the creature itself; there is a secret inward something lacking, which, when it has once departed, you cannot restore
Park - ) A tract of ground kept in its Natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like
Bastard - A Natural child a child begotten and born out of wedlock an illegitimate or spurious child
Cord - ...
The cords of a man are the fair, gentle or Natural means of alluring men to obedience
Fragments - As in all Christ’s miracles, there is strict economy of supernatural resources, which are resorted to only when Natural resources fail
Love of God - Is either his Natural delight in that which is good, Is
Babylon - (Isaiah 13:19-22) And when the reader hath duly pondered the subject, concerning the Natural history of Babylon, thus desolated as the enemy of Christ and his church; he will do well to consider the subject in the spiritual sense of it, according to what the Scriptures have declared of mystical Babylon
Life - ...
Man, in his Natural state, is regarded as morally dead in sins, and as needing to be quickened by the power of God; or as living in sins and needing to accept death in order to live in Christ, as in the Epistle to the Romans
Key - is frequently mentioned in Scripture, as well in a Natural as in a figurative sense
Bastard - The Jewish father bestowed as little attention on the education of his Natural children as the Greek: he seems to have resigned them, in a great measure, to their own inclinations; he neither checked their passions, nor corrected their faults, nor stored their minds with useful knowledge
Leviathan - The crocodile, on the contrary, is a Natural inhabitant of the Nile, and other Asiatic and African rivers; of enormous voracity and strength, as well as fleetness in swimming; attacks mankind and the largest animals with most daring impetuosity; when taken by means of a powerful net, will often overturn the boats that surround it; has, proportionally, the largest mouth of all monsters whatever; moves both its jaws equally, the upper of which has not less than forty, and the lower than thirty-eight sharp, but strong and massy, teeth; and is furnished with a coat of mail, so scaly and callous as to resist the force of a musket ball in every part, except under the belly
Gourd - If the expression, "which came up in a night," Jonah 4:10 , is to be understood literally, it indicates that God "prepared" the gourd, Jonah 4:6 , by miraculously quickening its Natural growth
Science - Pure science, as the mathematics, is built on self-evident truths but the term science is also applied to other subjects founded on generally acknowledged truths, as metaphysics or on experiment and observation, as chimistry and Natural philosophy or even to an assemblage of the general principles of an art, as the science of agriculture the science of navigation
New Moon - The religious observance of the day of the new moon may plainly be regarded as the consecration of a Natural division of time
Greece, Greeks, Gre'Cians - In (Genesis 10:2-5 ) Moses mentions the descendants of Javan as peopling the isles of the Gentiles; and when the Hebrews came into contact with the Ionians of Asia Minor, and recognized them as the long-lost islanders of the western migration, it was Natural that they should mark the similarity of sound between Javan and Iones
Wisdom - 1: σοφία (Strong's #4678 — Noun Feminine — sophia — sof-ee'-ah ) is used with reference to (a) God, Romans 11:33 ; 1 Corinthians 1:21,24 ; 2:7 ; Ephesians 3:10 ; Revelation 7;12 ; (b) Christ, Matthew 13:54 ; Mark 6:2 ; Luke 2:40,52 ; 1 Corinthians 1:30 ; Colossians 2:3 ; Revelation 5:12 ; (c) "wisdom" personified, Matthew 11:19 ; Luke 7:35 ; 11:49 ; (d) human "wisdom" (1) in spiritual things, Luke 21:15 ; Acts 6:3,10 ; 7:10 ; 1 Corinthians 2:6 (1st part); 12:8; Ephesians 1:8,17 ; Colossians 1:9 , RV, "(spiritual) wisdom," Colossians 1:28 ; 3:16 ; 4:5 ; James 1:5 ; 3:13,17 ; 2 Peter 3:15 ; Revelation 13:18 ; 17:9 ; (2) in the Natural sphere, Matthew 12:42 ; Luke 11:31 ; Acts 7:22 ; 1 Corinthians 1:17,19-21 (twice),22; 2:1,4-6 (2nd part),13; 3:19; 2 Corinthians 1:12 ; Colossians 2:23 ; (3) in its most debased form, James 3:15 , "earthly, sensual, devilish" (marg
Trump, Trumpet - A — 1: σάλπιγξ (Strong's #4536 — Noun Feminine — salpinx — sal'-pinx ) is used (1) of the Natural instrument, 1 Corinthians 14:8 ; (2) of the supernatural accompaniment of Divine interpositions, (a) at Sinai, Hebrews 12:19 ; (b) of the acts of angels at the Second Advent of Christ, Matthew 24:31 ; (c) of their acts in the period of Divine judgments preceding this, Revelation 8:2,6,13 ; 9:14 ; (d) of a summons to John to the presence of God, Revelation 1:10 ; 4:1 ; (e) of the act of the Lord in raising from the dead the saints who have fallen asleep and changing the bodies of those who are living, at the Rapture of all to meet Him in the air, 1 Corinthians 15:52 , where "the last trump" is a military allusion, familiar to Greek readers, and has no connection with the series in Revelation 8:6 to 11:15; there is a possible allusion to Numbers 10:2-6 , with reference to the same event, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 , "the (lit
Nazarite - No razor must come upon his head: suggestive of the renunciation of self, and the giving up of Natural rights and proprieties as man: cf. The Nazarite was marked on the one hand by a special energy of the Spirit of God, but on the other by rigid separation from the Natural sources of excitement, the proprieties and the moral corruption which were connected with the life of the people
Conflagration - " The doctrine of conflagration is a Natural consequence of the general system of Stoicism; for, since, according to this system, the whole process of nature is carried on in a necessary series of causes and effects, when that operative fire, which at first, bursting from chaos, gave form to all things, and which has since pervaded and animated all nature, shall have consumed its nutriment; that is, when the vapours, which are the food of the celestial fires, shall be exhausted, a deficiency of moisture must produce a universal conflagration. Philosophers contend for its being produced from Natural causes; and will have it effected according to the laws of mechanics: some think an eruption of a central fire sufficient for the purpose; and add, that this may be occasioned several ways; namely, either by having its intensity increased, (which, again, may be effected either by being driven into less space by the encroachments of the superficial cold, or by an increase of the inflammability of the fuel whereon it is fed,) or by having the resistance of imprisoning earth weakened; which may happen either from the diminution of its matter, by the consumption of its central parts, or by weakening the cohesion of the constituent parts of the mass, by the excess or the defect of moisture. It is most Natural to conclude, that, as the Scriptures represent the catastrophe as the work of a moment, no gradually operating Natural cause will be employed to effect it, but that He who spake and the world was created, will again destroy it by the same word of his power; setting loose at once the all-devouring element of fire to absorb all others
Hutchinsonians - Woodward's "Natural History of the Earth," and exploded the doctrine of gravitation established in Sir Isaac Newton's "Principia. In this work he also intimated that the idea of a Trinity is to be taken from the grand agents in the Natural system, fire, light, and spirit. Hutchinson thought that the Hebrew Scriptures comprise a perfect system of Natural philosophy, theology, and religion. His plan was to find Natural philosophy in the Bible, where hitherto it had been thought no such thing was to be met with, or ever intended
Colors - Color usages in the descriptive sense may apply to such categories as the Natural world, animate and inanimate objects, and aspects of personal appearance. In addition, Natural objects are sometimes designated red, scarlet, or crimson, including such items as pottage, wine, the sky, and horses (Genesis 25:30 ; Proverbs 23:31 ; Matthew 16:2-3 ; Revelation 6:4 ). Natural objects such as milk, leprous skin, and snow are designated white (Genesis 49:12 ; Leviticus 13:3-4 ; Isaiah 1:18 ). Natural objects designated black in the Bible include such items as hair, skin, the sky, and even the sun itself (Leviticus 13:31 ; Job 30:30 ; 1 Kings 18:45 ; Revelation 6:12 )
Nature - This true knowledge had been attained very largely through a right apprehension of the Natural world which in all ages has been the “living garment” men have seen God by’ (R. Naturalism and Nature-worship which substitute Nature for God are alike remote from apostolic thought. -The Pauline antithesis between ‘natural’ and ‘spiritual’ has been dwelt upon above (see Natural). Most frequently, however, man’s Natural condition, moral and spiritual, is, in the NT, contrasted with his experience in a state of grace. Paul had an altogether persuasive and beautiful word for the supernatural, which he was never weary of using, and which the Church should count one of her chief treasures-the Grace of God’ (J. Ward, Naturalism and Agnosticism, London, 1899; P. D’Arcy, Christianity and the Supernatural, London, 1909; R. Eucken, Naturalism or Idealism?, Cambridge, 1912
Conscience - All penal laws, therefore, in matters of mere conscience, or things that do not evidently affect the civil state, are certainly unlawful; yet, secondly, the commands of superiors, not only Natural parents, but civil, as magistrates or masters, and every man's private engagements, are rules of conscience in things indifferent. Natural, or that common principle which instructs men of all countries and religions in the duties to which they are all alike obliged. Conscience, in regard to actions in general, is evil when it has lost more or less the sense it ought to have of the Natural distinctions of moral good and evil: this is a polluted or defiled conscience
Adoption - Other practices related to ensuring descendants were more common, and the desire to maintain the family line of the Natural parents was strong. Adoption has always been God's way of operating with His people (Hosea 11:1 ), for only spiritual birth, not Natural birth, has determined who belonged to the covenant people (Romans 9:1 ). Believers have no Natural right to claim to be God's children
Famine - (See Ezekiel 14:22) And though it may be said by some, that famine may be induced by Natural causes, yet it must be allowed by those who believe the Scripture, that Natural causes are but the agents and instruments of divine appointment. (2 Kings 8:1) And who will put down to Natural causes what the Lord accomplished lay instruments, in themselves so feeble, when in the days of Joel the Lord's great army ate up the whole produce of the land? (Joel 1:1-20; Joe 2:1-32, etc
Evolution - ) That series of changes under Natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function
Ostrich - Scripture must, of course, be composed in popular language; and the meaning here is evidently not that the bird is through stupidity unfaithful to its instinct, but that that instinct is of a kind which seems to imply want of forethought and Natural care
Baptism of Fire - ...
In the context of John's preaching, it is Natural to associate the baptism of fire with judgment (cf. But the grammatical construction in Greek (the use of one preposition to govern two objects) is most Naturally taken as referring to only one baptism that involves both blessing and judgment (cf
Paradise - 3 does not introduce a different vision), beyond the heavens of the Natural creation (see Hebrews 4:14 , RV , with reference to the Ascension)
Soldier - A — 1: στρατιώτης (Strong's #4757 — Noun Masculine — stratiotes — strat-ee-o'-tace ) "a soldier," is used (a) in the Natural sense, e
Images, Veneration of - Their representative character, on account of which the thing is lost sight of in the recollection of the person represented, leads Naturally to bestowing upon the image the marks of reverence and love we would bestow upon the person himself were he present. These are the Natural foundations of veneration of images
to'Bit, Book of, - Almost every family relation is touched upon with Natural grace and affection
to'Pheth, - The most Natural meaning seems that suggested by the occurrence of the word in two consecutive verses, in one of which it is a tabret and in the other Tophet
Rephaim, Valley of - Moreover, the Philistines' Natural line of march to Jerusalem would be from the S
Torment (2) - In the Natural sense of pain caused by disease the words βάσανος and βασανἰζειν are used (Matthew 4:24; Matthew 8:6); also, of evil spirits anticipating Christ’s displeasure (Matthew 8:29 ||)
Desert - An uninhabited tract of land a region in its Natural state a wilderness a solitude particularly, a vast sandy plain, as the deserts of Arabia and Africa
Sabbatical Year - Peasants were allowed to eat from the Natural abundance of the untended fields
Begotten - ' This word is used:...
a, for the Natural generation of mankind, as in Matthew 1
Deposit - ) A Natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation
Pearl - In Matthew 7:16, "neither cast your pearls before swine," the pearls resemble peas or acorns, their Natural food; so the swine, finding them not so, turn against the giver and rend him. Some foreign substance, introduced Naturally or artificially, as a sandgrain, an egg, a parasite, or minute shell, forms the nucleus round which the surface of the mantle deposits nacreous or calcareous matter in thin layers, which hardening forms a shelly coat on the inner side of the valves
Simple - ) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; Natural; inartificial;; straightforward
Wax - Its Natural color is pale or dull yellow
Jehoiachin - In what sense Jehoiachiu was written childless, I cannot determine; somewhat different from Natural things it must have been, for certain it is, that he had several sons
Fool - " (Isaiah 27:11) Now, that it might not be supposed, that this being void of understanding was the Natural and unavoidable condition of idiotism, which brought upon them the displeasure of God, and for which the Lord would shew them no favour, the Holy Ghost, by his servant Job, hath very fully shewn in what that want of understanding consisted
New Birth - "That which is born of the Spirit is spirit:" it is of the nature of its source — spiritual and not Natural
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its Natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your blood be upon your own heads," i
Veneration of Images - Their representative character, on account of which the thing is lost sight of in the recollection of the person represented, leads Naturally to bestowing upon the image the marks of reverence and love we would bestow upon the person himself were he present. These are the Natural foundations of veneration of images
Chalde'a, - In addition to Natural advantages these plains were nourished by a complicated system of canals, and vegetation flourished bountifully
Miracle - 1: δύναμις (Strong's #1411 — Noun Feminine — dunamis — doo'-nam-is ) "power, inherent ability," is used of works of a supernatural origin and character, such as could not be produced by Natural agents and means
Head - 1: κεφαλή (Strong's #2776 — Noun Feminine — kephale — kef-al-ay' ) besides its Natural significance, is used (a) figuratively in Romans 12:20 , of heaping coals of fire on a "head" (see COALS); in Acts 18;6 , "Your blood be upon your own heads," i
Water - He controls the Natural processes of precipitation and evaporation, as well as the courses of bodies of water (Job 5:10 ; Job 36:27 ; Job 37:10 ; Psalm 33:7 ; Psalm 107:33 ; Proverbs 8:29 ). Palestine contains several Natural sources of water: rain, springs, wells, and a few short, perennial streams
Divination - Two forms of divination developed in the ancient Near East, one using inductive manipulation of Natural or human phenomena and the other taking intuitive forms of inner revelation. Although Natural phenomena may communicate God's will, their interpretation must be scrutinized and may be helped by the verbal
Joseph - It is admitted even by radical critics that Jesus deliberately chose twelve disciples (corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel), and it was Natural that these should seek to keep their sacred number unimpaired. It is a Natural conjecture-no more-that this Joseph was the brother of Judas Barsabbas (Acts 15:22)
Repentance - A Natural repentance, or what is merely the effect of Natural conscience
si'na-i, - It is about two miles long by half a mile broad, embracing 400 acres of available standing round made into a Natural amphitheatre by a low semicircular mount about 300 yards from the foot of the mountain. There is no other place known among all these mountains so well adapted for the purpose of giving and receiving the law as this rocky pulpit of Ras Sufsafeh and the Natural amphitheatre of er Rahah
Declamation - The voice should still retain its Natural tone in all its various inflexions. The body should in general be erect, and in a Natural and easy attitude
Darkness (2) - —The word ‘dark’ is used in the sense of the absence of Natural light in John 6:17; John 20:1. Those who have a Natural affinity to the light, when Jesus appears, follow Him and walk no longer in darkness
Course - Natural bent propensity uncontrolled will. Of course, by consequence in regular or Natural order in the common manner of proceeding without specila direction or provision
Hair - Where nature has been less liberal in its ornaments, the defect is supplied by art, and foreign is procured to be interwoven with the Natural hair. But among the Hebrews the men did not shave their heads; they wore their Natural hair, though not long; and it is certain that they were at a very remote period, initiated in the art of cherishing and beautifying the hair with fragrant ointments
Hutchinsonians - Woodward's Natural History of the Earth, and exploded the doctrine of gravitation established in Newton's Principia. ...
The doctrines of the Christian faith are attested by the whole Natural world: they are recorded in a language which has never been confounded; they are written in a text which shall never be corrupted. His actions in the spiritual economy are agreeable to his type in the Natural economy; such as inspiring, impelling, driving, leading, Matthew 2:1-23 ; Matthew 3:1-17 ; Matthew 4:1-25 ; Matthew 5:1-48 ; Matthew 6:1-34 ; Matthew 7:1-29 ; Matthew 8:1-34 ; Matthew 9:1-38 ; Matthew 10:1-42 ; Matthew 11:1-30 ; Matthew 12:1-50 ; Matthew 13:1-58 ; Matthew 14:1-36 ; Matthew 15:1-39 ; Matthew 16:1-28 ; Matthew 17:1-27 ; Matthew 18:1-35 ; Matthew 19:1-30 ; Matthew 20:1-34 ; Matthew 21:1-46 ; Matthew 22:1-46 ; Matthew 23:1 . And as our minds are often referred to Natural things for ideas of spiritual truths, it is of great importance, in order to conceive aright of divine matters, that our ideas of the Natural things referred to be strictly just and true
Ostrich - " "Now it should be recollected," says the author of "Scripture Illustrated," "that the owl is not a desert bird, but rather resides in places not far from habitations, and that it is not the companion of serpents; whereas, in several of these passages, the joneh is associated with deserts, dry, extensive, thirsty deserts, and with serpents, which are their Natural inhabitants. Our ignorance of the Natural history of the countries which the ostrich inhabits has undoubtedly perverted the import of the above passages; but let any one peruse them afresh, and exchange the owl for the ostrich, and he will immediately discover a vigour of description, and an imagery much beyond what he had formerly perceived. " Natural affection and sagacious instinct are the grand instruments by which providence continues the race of other animals: but no limits can be set to the wisdom and power of God
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Maria Magdalena Bentivoglio - ...
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio ...
Died August 18, 1905 of Natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years ...
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Salem - It is Natural to identify it with Jerusalem (wh
Canonical Adoption - Under Roman law legal relationship was established, based on the Natural relationship, and it was a bar to marriage
Man - Not by the Natural law of evolution, but by the Creator's special interposition, man came into the world, the priest of nature, to interpret her inarticulate language and offer conscious adoration before God
Pit - ) The word refers to the “pit” itself whether dug or Natural: “And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away” ( Theatre - So at Ephesus (Acts 19), when the disturbance aroused by Demetrius took place, it was the most Natural thing in the world that a rush should be made to the theatre (v
Mary Magdalena Bentivoglio - ...
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio ...
Died August 18, 1905 of Natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years ...
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Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - ...
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio ...
Died August 18, 1905 of Natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years ...
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Thanksgiving - ...
Thanksgiving is a Natural element of Christian worship (1 Corinthians 14:16-17 ) and is to characterize all of Christian life (Colossians 2:7 ; Colossians 4:2 )
Superstition - Or from a Natural inclination we all have to idolatry, which makes men think they see some ray of the Divinity in extraordinary creatures, and on this account worship them
Monastic - ...
The monastic profession is a kind of civil death, which in all worldly matters has the same effect with the Natural death
Art - ) The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the Natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes
Book of Life - A second Natural step was to conceive of God as keeping two sets of books, a Book of Life ( Daniel 12:1 ff
Ahithophel - How Natural Ahithophel's sense of wrong toward David, the murderer of his grandson by marriage and the corrupter of his granddaughter! The evident undesignedness of this coincidence confirms the veracity of the history. The people's loyalty too was Naturally shaken toward one whose moral character they had ceased to respect
Job - After the publication of the great drama, it was Natural that he should be regarded rather as a model of patience in affliction (ὑπόδειγμα τῆς κακοπαθείας καὶ μακροθυμίας, James 5:10-11)
Hail - Like other destructive Natural forces, it is a familiar category in apocalyptic prophecy
Horn - There are two classes of symbols expressive of such strength: (a) Natural weapons (e
Dry - ) Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the Natural or normal supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; - said especially: (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist
Shed - ) To let fall; to throw off, as a Natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves
Bound - BOUND, To limit to terminate to fix the furthest point of extension,whether of Natural or moral objects, as of land, or empire, or of passion, desire,indulgence
Famine - Defects in agriculture, in means of transit, and in freedom of commerce through despotism, were among the Natural causes of frequent famines anciently
Proselyte - The Jews held that on a Gentile becoming a proselyte, all his Natural relationships were annulled: he was 'a new creature
Annetta Bentivoglio - ...
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio ...
Died August 18, 1905 of Natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years ...
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Reverse - , is reverted or turned contrary to its Natural direction
White - ) The color of pure snow; one of the Natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness
Adoption, Canonical - Under Roman law legal relationship was established, based on the Natural relationship, and it was a bar to marriage
Babe - It is used (a) of "infants," Matthew 21:16 ; (b) metaphorically, of the unsophisticated in mind and trustful in disposition, Matthew 11:25 and Luke 10:21 , where it stands in contrast to the wise; of those who are possessed merely of Natural knowledge, Romans 2:20 ; of those who are carnal, and have not grown, as they should have done, in spiritual understanding and power, the spiritually immature, 1 Corinthians 3:1 , those who are so to speak partakers of milk, and "without experience of the word of righteousness," Hebrews 5:13 ; of the Jews, who, while the Law was in force, were in state corresponding to that of childhood, or minority, just as the word "infant" is used of a minor, in English law, Galatians 4:3 , "children;" of believers in an immature condition, impressionable and liable to be imposed upon instead of being in a state of spiritual maturity, Ephesians 4:14 , "children
Nitre - This is not the same that we call nitre, or salt-petre, but a native salt of a different kind, distinguished among Naturalists by the name of natrum. The learned Michaelis plainly demonstrates, from the nature of the thing and the context, that this fossil and Natural alkali must be that which the Hebrews called nether
Water, Holy - Water is the Natural element for cleansing; and symbolically it denotes interior purification
Wit - The association of ideas in a manner Natural, but unusual and striking, so as to produce surprise joined with pleasure
Earth - It is used symbolically as a characteristic of man according to his Natural estate
mi'Cah, the Book of - Three sections of this work represent three Natural divisions of the prophecy --1,2; 3-5; 6,7 --each commencing with rebukes and threatening and closing with a promise
Pollution - linere), and is therefore a Natural word for Jews to use of idol offerings (Leviticus 3:17)
Member - , the old nature, though there is a connection; (b) metaphorically, "of believers as members of Christ," 1 Corinthians 6:15 (1st part); of one another, Romans 12:5 (as with the Natural illustration, so with the spiritual analogy, there is not only vital unity, and harmony in operation, but diversity, all being essential to effectivity; the unity is not due to external organization but to common and vital union in Christ); there is stress in ver
Horn - There are two classes of symbols expressive of such strength: (a) Natural weapons (e
Maximus, Bishop of Alexandria - Seven years later, when Valerian's persecution began, we find Maximus attending his bishop (who calls him his "fellow-presbyter") to the tribunal of the prefect Aemilianus, as involved with him, and three deacons and a Roman lay Christian, in the charge of contumacious rejection of the gods who had "preserved the emperor's sovereignty," and whose worship was in accordance with "natural" law
Ethics - (Greek: ethos, character) ...
The Natural science of the morality of human acts, which considers the moral actions or conduct of man primarily in the light of human reason rather than in the light of supernatural revealed truth
Week - And further, the week is a most Natural and nearly an exact quadri-partition of the month, so that the quarters of the moon may easily have suggested it
Othniel - "The Spirit of Jehovah" came upon his human spirit, enabling him to accomplish what his Natural strength could not
Bands - ...
(II) Christ's "bands" (Psalms 2:3), an "easy yoke" to the regenerate, seem galling chains to the Natural man, and he strives to "break them asunder
Shake - , is used (a) literally, of a reed, Matthew 11:7 ; Luke 7:24 ; a vessel, "shaken" in filling, Luke 6:38 ; a building, Luke 6:48 ; Acts 4:31 ; 16:26 ; the Natural forces of the heavens and heavenly bodies, Matthew 24:29 ; Mark 13:25 ; Luke 21:26 ; the earth, Hebrews 12:26 , "shook;" (b) metaphorically, (1) of "shaking" so as to make insecure, Hebrews 12:27 (twice); (2) of casting down from a sense of security, Acts 2:25 , "I should (not) be moved;" (3) to stir up (a crowd), Acts 17:13 ; (4) to unsettle, 2 Thessalonians 2:2 , "(to the end that) ye be not (quickly) shaken (from your mind)," i
Deep, Deepness, Deeply, Depth - A — 1: βάθος (Strong's #899 — Noun Neuter — bathos — bath'-os ) is used (a) Naturally, in Matthew 13:5 , "deepness;" Mark 4:5 , AV, "depth," RV, "deepness;" Luke 5:4 , of "deep" water; Romans 8:39 (contrasted with hupsoma, "height"); (b) metaphorically, in Romans 11:33 , of God's wisdom and knowledge; in 1 Corinthians 2:10 , of God's counsels; in Ephesians 3:18 , of the dimensions of the sphere of the activities of God's counsels, and of the love of Christ which occupies that sphere; in 2 Corinthians 8:2 , of "deep" poverty; some mss. ...
A — 2: βυθός (Strong's #1037 — Noun Masculine — buthos — boo-thos' ) "a depth," is used in the NT only in the Natural sense, of the sea, 2 Corinthians 11:25
Forbid, Forbade - ...
Notes: (1) The strengthened form diakoluo (dia, "through," used intensively) is used in Matthew 3:14 , where, for the AV, "forbad" the RV has "would have hindered him" Reproof - We should not reprove for slight matters for such faults or defects as proceed from Natural frailty, from inadvertency, or mistake in matters of small consequence
Crete - Crete was without wild beasts; the poet's sarcasm was that beastly men supplied their place: "the Cretians are always (not merely at times, as all Natural men are) liars, evil beasts, slow bellies
Bourignonists - She believed also that man is perfectly free to resist or receive divine grace; that God is ever unchangeable love towards all his creatures, and does not inflict any arbitrary punishment; but that the evils they suffer are the Natural consequence of sin; that religion consists not in outward forms of worship nor systems of faith, but in an entire resignation to the will of God
Blind - ) Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by Natural defect or by deprivation; without sight
Ignorance - It appears to be in accordance with Natural justice that ignorance should be regarded as modifying moral responsibility, and this is fully recognized in the Scriptures
Dew - copious and refreshing dew) that descended upon Zion"; or else, believers from various parts are joined by brotherly love on the one spiritual Zion, like the countless dewdrops wafted together, if it were physically possible, from various mountains, as Hermon, to the one Natural Zion
Security - It is Natural to meet a Latin legal term in this Roman court; the politarchs of Thessalonica may even have used the Latin instead of the κοινή
Seed - The early Christians used ‘seed’ in its Natural sense, of that which contains the germ-cell (1) of plants (σπέρμα, Matthew 13:24; Matthew 13:27; Matthew 13:32; Matthew 13:37 f
Nature - By the dictates of nature, with regard to right and wrong, we understand those things which appear to the mind to be Natural, fit, or reasonable
Chaldea - Their new homeland was a flat, alluvial plain of few Natural resources, many marshes, spring flooding, and very hot summers
Baruch - When he cast in his lot with Jeremiah, Baruch made a heavy sacrifice; he might have ‘sought great things’ for himself, and is warned against his Natural ambition ( Jeremiah 45:3-5 )
Nothing - ...
Adam, with such counsel nothing sway'd-- ...
In the phrase, nothing worth, the words are transposed the Natural order being, worth nothing
Holy Communion - Unless dispensed, the Natural fast from everything in the nature of food and drink from midnight is the requisite disposition of body
Heat - Luke 12:55 belongs to a class of passages based on the observation of Natural phenomena; cf
Slothfulness - —Bruce, Parabolic Teaching of Christ, ‘The Talents’; Horton, Proverbs, ‘Idleness’; Barrow, Sermons, on ‘Industry’; Drummond, Natural Law in the Spiritual World, ‘Degeneration’; Stalker, Seven Deadly Sins (1901), 115
Pan - ) A Natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud
Develop - ) To go through a process of Natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year
Calvary - Visitors have declared that this site has, at a distance, the Natural contour of a human skull
Associations Cultuelles - Pope Pius X in the encyclical Gravissimo officii, 1906, gave it as his judgment that this law, made without his assent, threatened to intrude lay authority into the Natural operation of the ecclesiastical organization; the Encyclical prohibited the formation not only of associations cultuelles, but of any form of association whatsoever "so long as it should not be certainly and legally evident that the Divine constitution of the Church, the immutable rights of the Roman pontiff and of the bishops, such as their authority over the necessary property of the Church, particularly the sacred edifices, would, in the said associations, be irrevocably and fully secure
History - Description an account of things that exist as Natural history, which comprehends a description of the works of nature, particularly of animals, plants and minerals a history of animals, or zoology a history of plants
Strange - Exodus 30:9 (c) This peculiar perfume describes Natural human sweetness
Liberty - Natural liberty, or liberty of choice, is that in which our volitions are not determined by any foreign cause or consideration whatever offered to it, but by its own pleasure
Frankincense (2) - It is a fragrant gum or resin, the produce of the tree Serrata, of the Natural order Amyridaceae, from which it is obtained by slitting the bark
Patriarchs - Authority is grounded on paternal right, its Natural ground and source, even as God is the common Father of both patriarch and children
Apostasy - 226); but the relation of 2 Thessalonians 2:2 to 2 Thessalonians 2:3 makes it more Natural to understand ‘first’ as signifying that the apostasy and the revelation of the ‘man of sin,’ regarded as contemporaneous, must come before the day of the Lord
Wars - War is the Natural consequence of sin being in the world, and men and nations coveting the possessions of others
Eton College - Until the middle of the 19th century education was purely classical; mathematics was introduced in 1851, Natural science in 1869, and an army class now prepares boys for that service
Age of Man - " This is remarkable as being, according to the heading "A prayer of Moses the man of God," for of Moses we read that he lived 120 years, and "his eye was not dim, nor his Natural force abated," Deuteronomy 34:7 ; but the Psalms were prophetic both for our, and future times, and Moses leads short-lived man to the eternity of God
Certain - It is not unlike, for importance, the phrase of a man of God, to distinguish from a man of the world; or the Natural man, to distinguish from the spiritual and the inward man of the heart, to denote somewhat from that which is merely outward
Earth - Poor vain man! when shortly after, all that he could embrace of the earth, or the earth him, was just his own breadth and length to lie down upon for corruption and to mingle with in the dust! The word earth is also spoken of by way of a Natural and moral sense, Hence, in opposition to spirit, the Scripture describes the first man as of the earth, earthy; while the second man is declared to be, the Lord from heaven
Caritas, Martyr - The names were very Natural ones for Christians to give to their children
Chrysologus, Petrus, Archbishop of Ravenna - They are very short, written in brief simple sentences; his meaning is always clear, and his language Natural; but there is nothing in them calculated to touch the heart or move the affections
Pan - ) A Natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud
Bow, Bowed - The Lord reversed the Natural order
Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery - ...
A — 2: μοιχαλίς (Strong's #3428 — Noun Feminine — moichalis — moy-khal-is' ) "an adulteress," is used (a) in the Natural sense, 2 Peter 2:14 ; Romans 7:3 ; (b) in the spiritual sense, James 4:4 ; here the RV rightly omits the word "adulterers
Affection, Affected - ...
B — 1: ἄστοργος (Strong's #794 — Adjective — astorgos — as'-tor-gos ) signifies "without Natural affection" (a, negative, and storge, "love of kindred," especially of parents for children and children for parents; a fanciful etymology associates with this the "stork"), Romans 1:31 ; 2 Timothy 3:3
Mandrake - Hasselquist, the pupil and intimate friend of Linnaeus; who travelled into the Holy Land to make discoveries in Natural history, imagines that the plant commonly called mandrake, is intended
Day - The meaning is sometimes indefinite, as it is with us, Genesis 2:4; and according to some the "days" of creation, Genesis 1:6; Genesis 1:8; Genesis 1:13; Genesis 1:19; Genesis 1:23; Genesis 1:31, indicate not Natural days, but long periods of time
Tabor - Robinson and many others speak of it as one of the finest in Paletine; and Lord Nugent declared it the most splendid he could recollect having ever seen from any Natural height
Isaac - In his Natural character, Isaac was humble, tranquil, and meditative; in his piety, devout, full of faith, and eminently submissive to the will of God
Hell - The misery of hell will consist in the privation of the vision and love of God, exclusion from every source of happiness, perpetual sin, remorse of conscience in view of the past, malevolent passions, the sense of the just anger of God, and all other sufferings of body and soul which in the nature of things are the Natural results of sin, or which the law of God requires as penal inflictions
Talent - Faculty Natural gift or endowment a metaphorical application of the word, said to be borrowed from the Scriptural parable of the talents
Talk - The Natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done
Jacob's Well - A series of buildings of various styles, and of different ages, have cumbered the ground, choked up the well, and disfigured the Natural beauty and simplicity of the spot
Burial, Sepulchres - ...
A Natural cave enlarged and adapted by excavation, or an artificial imitation of one was the standard type of sepulchre
ma'ry Magdalene - Different explanations have been given of this name; but the most Natural is that she came from the town of Magdala
Awake - ...
2: διεγείρω (Strong's #1326 — Verb — diegeiro — dee-eg-i'-ro ) is used of "awaking from Natural sleep," Matthew 1:24 ; Mark 4:38 ; of the act of the disciples in "awaking" the Lord, Luke 8:24 (cp
Mother - 1: μήτηρ (Strong's #3384 — Noun Feminine — meter — may'-tare ) is used (a) of the Natural relationship, e
Darkness - This symbolic usage is Natural, for wrongdoers prefer darkness to light. ...
An intervention by God in human affairs may be accompanied by unnatural darkness (Deuteronomy 4:11; Matthew 27:45-46)
Courage - ...
Courage may be obvious where a person is brave or heroic in circumstances of physical danger on every side, such as in war or Natural disasters (1 Samuel 14:6-15; 2 Samuel 23:13-19; Acts 27:24-262 Corinthians 12:25-26)
Radegundis, Saint - 663); and also from the fact that in Gregory's time, after Radegund's death, the attention of all France was drawn to the spot by the scandalous outbreak of a body of the nuns, headed by Chrodieldis, a Natural daughter of king Charibert I
Adoption - Examples of this in a Natural way are seen in the O
Singing - It has always been a branch both of Natural and revealed religion, in all ages and periods of time. Those, therefore, (where there is no Natural inability) who neglect to learn to sing, live in sin, as they neglect what is necessary in order to their attending one of the ordinances of God's worship
Vine - ...
The mode of their cultivation depends on the Natural characteristics of the particular district. Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible10, London, 1911, pp
Nile River - ) Since life was concentrated in the valley, the river was also a Natural highway. God may have used such Natural conditions with His timing to plague Egypt
Water - Still others take the birth by water to be one's Natural birth and the birth by the Spirit to be the supernatural birth of being "born again" or regenerated. After all, water, in its ordinary sense, has a great part to play in the Natural birth of a baby
Self-Suppression - Its teachers have aimed at allowing free play to Natural diversities of character, and have even justified the accentuation of the various ways in which men differently constituted have apprehended the gospel message. ...
Our Lord, in His dealings with men, seems always to have assumed that Natural varieties of character and the varied environment of each individual required differences of treatment
Cilicia - Hence it was Natural that, at the redistribution of the provinces by Augustus in 27 b. It was equally Natural that St
Aphraat (Aphrahat, Farhad - It is a thought strange to us, but not necessarily unorthodox, and Natural to a mind of Semitic cast, that used a word for "spirit" that is feminine; its absence from Greek and Latin theology may account in part for the enthronement of another figure as Queen of Heaven. Aphraat's whole teaching has the ascetic cast Natural to a 4th-cent
Beget, Bear, Born - In Galatians 4:24 , it is used allegorically, to contrast Jews under bondage to the Law, and spiritual Israel, AV, "gendereth," RV, "bearing children," to contrast the Natural birth of Ishmael and the supernatural birth of Isaac. ...
It is used metaphorically (a) in the writings of the Apostle John, of the gracious act of God in conferring upon those who believe the nature and disposition of "children," imparting to them spiritual life, John 3:3,5,7 ; 1 John 2:29 ; 3:9 ; 4:7 ; 5:1,4,18 ; (b) of one who by means of preaching the Gospel becomes the human instrument in the impartation of spiritual life, 1 Corinthians 4:15 ; Philemon 1:10 ; (c) in 2 Peter 2:12 , with reference to the evil men whom the Apostle is describing, the RV rightly has "born mere animals" (AV, "natural brute beasts"); (d) in the sense of gendering strife, 2 Timothy 2:23
Maximus of Ephesus - Julian, while still under tutelage and in early youth, with the Natural self-will of a vigorous mind, had rebelled in secret against his Christian instructors and betaken himself to Greek philosophy as a liberal and congenial study. It was a name of power, to which all whose sentiments flowed with a strong current towards the traditionary heathenism had recourse for self-justification; and it was Natural that Julian, once he had attached himself to this study, should instinctively seek for more practical advantages from it than the mere increase of theoretical wisdom
Miltiades, 2nd Cent. Christian Writer - It is a Natural inference from the plural "rulers" that there were, when Miltiades wrote, two emperors, probably Aurelius and Verus. If we are not permitted to think that there might have been Montanists of both names, it would seem more Natural to make the opposite correction
Rock - Besides this Natural marvel, we have the miracles of Exodus 17:6 , Numbers 20:8 etc. In Judges 6:20 ; Judges 13:16 the rock is a Natural monolithic altar; in Judges 6:26 tr. A sufficient explanation of the use is found in the Natural scenery of Palestine
Evolution - Darwin (1809-1892), accepting the tenet of slight variations and that of progressive betterment, thought he found the secret of the latter in Natural selection. The statement that the latter developed out of the former under the influence of purely Natural agencies is hypothesis. With regard to the human soul Catholic philosophers hold on purely Natural grounds, independently of religion and revelation, that the rational soul cannot be generated even by the human parents, but must be directly created
Adoption - ) Natural: As Pharaoh's daughter adopted Moses; Mordecai Esther; Abraham Eliezer (as a slave is often in the East adopted as son) (Genesis 15:2-3); Sarai the son to be born by Hagar, whom she gave to her husband; Leah and Rachel the children to be born of Zilpah and Bilhah, their handmaids respectively, whom they gave to Jacob their husband. Even when not so, the son adopted was bought from the Natural father. They have three birthdays: the Natural, the spiritual, the glorified
Sepulchre - You approach to it at the east side through an entrance cut out of the Natural rock, which admits you into an open court of about forty paces square, cut down into the rock with which it is encompassed instead of walls. " ...
"On the west side of the court is a portico nine paces long and four broad, hewn likewise out of the Natural rock. But within you arrive in a large fair room, about seven yards square, cut out of the Natural rock
Lame - ...
Proverbs 26:7 (b) Our Lord is describing to us the fact that we Naturally go wrong and walk in a crooked path. It is a Natural thing with everybody
Epistles - It was only Natural that the apostle by whom the greater number of these communities had been founded should seek to communicate with them by letter
Quench, Unquenchable - For there was always the danger that the impulses of the flesh might usurp the place of the energy of the Spirit in the assembly, and the endeavor to restrain this evil by Natural means would have the effect of hindering His ministry also
Camel - Their Natural posture of rest is lying down on the breast; on which, as well as on the joints of the legs, are callosities
Death - ...
The "second death" (Revelation 2:11 ) is the everlasting perdition of the wicked (Revelation 21:8 ), and "second" in respect to Natural or temporal death
Redemption - It is the plain doctrine of Scripture that "Christ saves us neither by the mere exercise of power, nor by his doctrine, nor by his example, nor by the moral influence which he exerted, nor by any subjective influence on his people, whether Natural or mystical, but as a satisfaction to divine justice, as an expiation for sin, and as a ransom from the curse and authority of the law, thus reconciling us to God by making it consistent with his perfection to exercise mercy toward sinners" (Hodge's Systematic Theology)
Phoenicia - They were able to take advantage of their location on the sea with Natural harbors and their forests to establish farflung trade
Schools - Besides these they studied mathematics, astronomy and the Natural sciences
Whale - " Although two or three species of whale are found in the Mediterranean Sea, yet the "great fish" that swallowed the prophet cannot properly be identified with any Cetacean , for, although the sperm whale has a gullet sufficiently large to admit the body of a man, yet, it can hardly be the fish intended, as the Natural food of Cetaceans consists of small animals,such as medusae and crustacea
Providence - God's providence extends to the Natural world (Psalm 104:14 ; 135:5-7 ; Acts 14:17 ), the brute creation (Psalm 104:21-29 ; Matthew 6:26 ; 10:29 ), and the affairs of men (1 Chronicles 16:31 ; Psalm 47:7 ; Proverbs 21:1 ; Job 12:23 ; Daniel 2:21 ; 4:25 ), and of individuals (1 Samuel 2:6 ; Psalm 18:30 ; Luke 1:53 ; James 4:13-15 )
Perfection - According to some, it is divided into physical or Natural, whereby a thing has all its powers and faculties; moral, or an eminent degree of goodness and piety; and metaphysical or transcendant is the possession of all the essential attributes or parts necessary to the integrity of a substance; or it is that whereby a thing has or is provided of every thing belonging to its nature; such is the perfection of God
Bound - ) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; - said of Natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine
Foundation - It is a Natural metaphor for the ultimate basis on which a thing rests ( Job 4:19 , Ezekiel 13:14 , Luke 6:48 )
Jot - ) and ‘iott,’ was Natural and normal
Pit - ) A large cavity or hole in the ground, either Natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation...
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Plant - ) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of Natural growth
Flourish - ) To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either Natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish
Armageddon - It would be Natural to think of it as the site of the last and greatest battle of all
Age, Aged, Old Age - The experience of the older men fitted them for positions of trust and authority; hence by a Natural transition of thought ‘elders’ became an official title Exodus 3:16 , Acts 11:30 )
Son - Besides the application of this term to Natural generation, it is used metaphorically in scripture
Bind - To restrain the Natural discharges of the bowels to make costive as, certain kinds of food bind the body or bowels
Government - Thirteen governments thus founded on the Natural authority of the people alone, without the pretence of miracle or mystery, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind
Green - Containing its Natural juices not dry not seasoned as green wood green timber
Cave - ), an immense Natural cavern, where David hid himself from Saul (1 Samuel 22:1,2 )
Sink - ) The lowest part of a Natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River
Kingdom of Christ - As God he had a Natural right to it, and it could not be given to him; but as Christ, God-man in one person, he hath a gifted right, and an acquired right, by virtue of which it becomes his
Light - As Natural light brings vigour and health to the body, so the light of God gives cheerfulness and strength to the soul
Pit - ) A large cavity or hole in the ground, either Natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation...
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Teraphim - We may gather that they were made of various materials, as of silver, Judges 17:4, and that they resembled a human figure sometimes of the Natural size
Engedi - Many of these were Natural cavities in the limestone rock, similar to those in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and in the Mendip hills in Somersetshire; and others, excavations made by the primeval inhabitants, for defence, or for shelter from the sun; and which subsequently served as retreats for robbers, as they are at this day
Darkness - That it was preternatural is certain, for, the moon being at full, a Natural eclipse of the sun was impossible
Inchantments - Their pretended magic often consisted in cunning tricks only, in sleight of hand, or some Natural secrets, unknown to the ignorant. Respecting the inchantments practised by Pharaoh's magicians, (see Exodus 8:18-19 ,) in order to imitate the miracles which were wrought by Moses, it must be said either that they were mere illusions, whereby they imposed on the spectators; or that, if they performed such miracles, and produced real changes of their rods, and the other things said to be performed by them, it must have been by a supernatural power which God had permitted Satan to give them, but the farther operation of which he afterward thought proper to prevent
Fulness - ) Grace in others is by participation, as the moon hath her light from the sun, rivers their waters from the fountain: but in Christ all that perfection and influence which we include in that term is originally, Naturally, and of himself. It is the church which makes him a complete and perfect head; for though he has a Natural and personal fulness as God, yet, as Mediator, he is not full and complete, without his mystical body, (as a king is not complete without his subjects,) but receives an outward, relative, and mystical fulness from his members
Adoption - 1: υἱοθεσία (Strong's #5206 — Noun Feminine — huiothesia — hwee-oth-es-ee'-ah ) from huios, "a son," and thesis, "a placing," akin to tithemi, "to place," signifies the place and condition of a son given to one to whom it does not Naturally belong. , sonship bestowed in distinction from a relationship consequent merely upon birth; here two contrasts are presented, (1) between the sonship of the believer and the unoriginated sonship of Christ, (2) between the freedom enjoyed by the believer and bondage, whether of Gentile Natural condition, or of Israel under the Law
Blood - , prefix haem,), besides its Natural meaning, stands, (a) in conjunction with sarx, "flesh," "flesh and blood," Matthew 16:17 ; 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Galatians 1:16 ; the original has the opposite order, blood and flesh, in Ephesians 6:12 ; Hebrews 2:14 ; this phrase signifies, by synecdoche, "man, human beings
Shechem - Thomson describes the situation thus: "Nothing in Palestine surpasses (the vale) in fertility and Natural beauty; and this is mainly due to the fine mill-stream which flows through it
Solomon - He is said to have written 3000 proverbs, 1005 Songs, and much on Natural history
Rationalism - In this sense rationalism denies the supernatural character of Revelation, and affirms that all religious truths are derived from human reason alone; that human reason is the sole medium by which man can arrive at any truth; that the faith of Christ is unalterably opposed to reason; that Divine Revelation is a hindrance rather than a help to man's perfection; and that the miracles and prophecies narrated in Sacred Scripture are poetic fancies. Rationalists claim to find the formula for this autonomy in the words of Descartes: "nothing is to be declared true, but what is evidently so"; but Descartes himself admitted that supernatural mysteries were evidently credible on the authority of God revealing them. As early as the 16th century some Protestants applying the principle of private interpretation rejected or interpreted symbolically the supernatural mysteries of the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Redemption, and the Eucharist. The doubts and contradictions arising from private interpretation of Sacred Scripture led many to believe that nothing certain could be known from revelation and hence Natural religion sufficed, e
Letter - The style of letters ought to be free, easy and Natural
Tribe - ...
By recent Naturalists, tribe has been used for a division of animals or vegetables, intermediate between order and genus. ...
Tribes of plants, in gardening, are such as are related to teach other by some Natural affinity or resemblance as by their duration, the annual, biennial, and perennial tribes by their roots, as the bulbous, tuberous, and fibrous-rooted tribes by the loss or retention of their leaves, as the deciduous and ever-green tribes by their fruits and seeds, as the leguminous, bacciferous, coniferous, nuciferous and pomiferous tribes, &c
Wisdom - Natural instinct and sagacity
na'Hum - On the other hand, the imagery of his prophecy is such lie would be Natural to an inhabitant of Palestine, ( Nahum 1:4 ) to whom the rich pastures of Bashan the vineyards of Carmel and the blossoms of Lebanon were emblems of all that was luxuriant and fertile
Famine - Famine is likewise a Natural result in the East when caterpillars, locusts or other insects destroy the products of the earth
Hair - (Daniel 7:9 ; Revelation 1:14 ) The chief beauty of the hair consisted in curls, whether of a Natural or an artificial character
Carnal, Carnally - ...
2: σάρκινος (Strong's #4560 — Adjective — sarkinos — sar'-kee-nos ) (a) "consisting of flesh," 2 Corinthians 3:3 , "tables that are hearts of flesh" (AV, "fleshy tables of the heart"); (b) "pertaining to the Natural, transient life of the body," Hebrews 7:16 , "a carnal commandment;" (c) given up to the flesh, i
Lamb - ) Abel’s offering was probably a lamb (Genesis 4:4), Abraham considered a lamb to be the Natural animal for a burnt offering (Genesis 22:7-8), and the Israelites in Egypt offered sacrificial lambs at the time of the original Passover (Exodus 12:3-8; see PASSOVER)
Ointment (2) - The most Natural rendering would appear to be ‘pistic nard,’ an Ointment prepared from the oil of the pistachio nut, which is used to this day in Syria for similar purposes
Porter - The most Natural interpretation is that given by Westcott (Gospel of John, in loc
Law - The eternal law is manifested to us through the evolution of reason (natural or moral law), or through a certain sensible sign or positive act of the legislator (positive law). Sanction may be Natural or positive; complete or incomplete
Swedenborgians - He farther maintains, that the sacred Scripture contains three distinct senses, called celestial, spiritual, and Natural, which are united by correspondences; and that in each sense it is divine truth accommodated respectively to the angels of the three heavens, and also to men on earth. ever since the time of Job, but is now revived by Emanuel Swedenborg, who uses it as a key to the spiritual or internal sense of the sacred Scripture; every page of which, he says, is written by correspondence, that is, by such things in the Natural world as correspondent unto and signify things in the spiritual world
Breath - It identifies breath as fragile during the times of God's wrath and in Natural calamities ( Isaiah 2:21-22 ). As a rule, God's judgment was breathed through the experience of Natural calamities (Psalm 18:15 ), expressing His anger (Isaiah 11:4 ; Job 4:9 )
Vision - ’ is almost synonymous with ‘sight,’ but in the older use of the word the conception is that of images presented to the more or less abnormal states of consciousness, and generally produced by supernatural agency. Whilst dreams may be the medium for God’s revelations, by way of ‘special providences’ during sleep, visions may occur during waking moments and by the exaltation or perhaps the transcendence of the Natural powers of sight. A vision is thus the ‘sight’ or perception of spiritual realities, communicated either by means of the illumination or exaltation of the Natural senses or by immediate consciousness through the supersession of them
Lebanon - Its imposing rage was emblematic of Natural strength and solidarity, therefore a perfect poetic foil to the majesty of God revealed in a thunderstorm so powerful that it “maketh them to skip like a calf” (Psalm 29:6 ). For the tree-poor Palestinians, Lebanon's cedars symbolized the ultimate in Natural wealth and beauty
Grafting - ’ ‘The ungrafted tree,’ they say, ‘is the Natural or wild olive,’ following Tristram, Nat. He exhorts the Gentiles to humility, because God in His goodness has done for them in the spiritual sphere a thing which they had no reason to expect, since it, according to Sanday-Headlam, never, according to Ramsay, very seldom, is done in the Natural
Destruction - Gladstone, 1896, and Drummond’s Natural Law in the Spiritual World, 1883) does not make annihilation necessary. Paul’s Natural meaning is the ruin of the wicked, which goes on for ever
Evil Spirits - As a Natural synonym for demons or devils, this phrase is used in the NT only by St. But the theory is inconsistent with what is known to have been the current demonology of the day (see Devil), as well as with the Natural suggestion of the phrases
Fig, Fig-Tree - It is noticeable that in the description of the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 8:8) fig-trees are mentioned as one of its leading Natural characteristics. Tristram, Natural History of Bible10, 1911, p
Esau - Jacob was made Esau's lord, and Esau himself, by selling his birthright, had consented to it; of this he repented, and sought it carefully with tears, to prevail upon his father Isaac to call it back, hoping the known partiality of the father to him would prevail over his Natural feelings. "And hence he cried with an exceeding bitter cry, and said, Hast thou but one blessing, my father, bless me, even me, also, O my father!" (Genesis 27:34-38) The reader will perceive, that in this whole account here nothing but the Natural feelings at work
Death - That this is something more than Natural death is clear from such an antithesis as we have in Deuteronomy 30:15 ; Deuteronomy 30:19 (‘life and good: death and evil’), and this set in strict relation to conduct. ‘Chambers of death,’ Proverbs 7:27 ; ‘gates,’ Psalms 9:13 (= state); ‘bitterness of death,’ 1 Samuel 15:32 , Ecclesiastes 7:26 ; ‘terrors,’ Psalms 55:4 ; ‘sorrows,’ Psalms 116:3 (= man’s Natural dread); ‘shadow of death,’ Job, Ps. At the same time, there is no reference in His teaching to Natural death as the solemn end of life’s experiences and opportunities, unless an exception be found in the saying about working ‘while it is day’ ( John 9:4 ): but contrast with this as to tone a passage like Ecclesiastes 9:10 . ...
( d ) Natural death is lost sight of in the much larger and more solemn conception of the condition of man resulting from sin , which in the Fourth Gospel is particularly described as ‘death’ (see John 5:24 ; John 6:50 ; John 8:21 ; John 8:24 ). relate to this spiritual death, and by that deliverance Natural death is shorn of its real terrors. We may notice the following points: ( a ) The Pauline doctrine that Natural death is the primitive consequence of sin , already referred to, is to be explained as the common Jewish interpretation of the OT account of the Fall, and finds no direct support in the Gospels
Manna - There is a connection between the Natural manna and the supernatural. The Natural is the sweet juice of the tarfa , a kind of tamarisk. " The supernatural character of the manna of Exodus at the same time appears. ...
(3) Harmony between the Natural and the supernatural; God fed them, not with the food of other regions, but with that of the district
Casuistry - the doctrine and science of conscience and its cases, with the rules and principles of resolving the same; drawn partly from Natural reason, or equity, and partly from the authority of Scripture, the canon law, councils, fathers, &c. They transferred their zeal for the most fanciful and frivolous distinctions in what respected the doctrines of religion to its precepts; they anatomized the different virtues; nicely examined all the circumstances by which our estimate of them should be influenced; and they thus rendered the study of morality inextricable, confounded the Natural notions of right and wrong, and so accustomed themselves and others to weigh their actions, that they could easily find some excuse for what was most culpable, while they continued under the impression that they were not deviating from what, as moral beings, was incumbent upon them. ...
Casuistry, as a systematic perversion of Christian morality, is now, in the Protestant world, very much unknown: though there still is, and perhaps always will be, that softening down of the strict rules of duty, to which mankind are led either by self-deceit, or by the Natural desire of reconciling, with the hope of the divine favour, considerable obliquity from that path of rectitude and virtue which alone is acceptable to God
Law - Law of nature, is a rule of conduct arising out of the Natural relations of human beings established by the Creator, and existing prior to any positive precept. These rules depend on Natural law, or the principles of justice which spring from the social state or they are founded on customs, compacts, treaties, leagues and agreements between independent communities. A rule of direction a directory as reason and Natural conscience
Daemoniac - Their accounts of the state and conduct of those persons whom they believed to be possessed in this supernatural manner, show plainly that what they ascribed to the influence of daemons were merely the effect of Natural diseases. Every thing, indeed, that is related in the New Testament concerning daemoniacs, proves that they were people affected with such Natural diseases as are far from being uncommon among mankind in the present age. When the symptoms of the disorders cured by our Saviour and his apostles as cases of daemoniacal possession correspond so exactly with those of diseases well known as Natural in the present age, it would be absurd to impute them to a supernatural cause. It is much more consistent with common sense and sound philosophy to suppose that our Saviour and his apostles wisely, and with that condescension to the weakness and prejudices of those with whom they conversed, which so eminently distinguished the character of the Author of our holy religion, and must always be a prominent feature in the character of the true Christian, adopted the vulgar language in speaking of those unfortunate persons who were groundlessly imagined to be possessed with daemons, though they well knew the notions which had given rise to such modes of expression to be ill founded, than to imagine that diseases which arise at present from Natural causes, were produced in days of old by the intervention of daemons, or that evil spirits still continue to enter into mankind in all cases of madness, melancholy, or epilepsy. The daemons displayed a degree of knowledge and malevolence which sufficiently distinguished them from human beings: and the language in which the daemoniacs are mentioned, and the actions and sentiments ascribed to them in the New Testament, show that our Saviour and his apostles did not consider the idea of daemoniacal possession as being merely a vulgar error concerning the origin of a disease or diseases produced by Natural causes
Immortality - They argue on the one hand from the substantiality and especially spirituality of the human soul, on the other from man's innate Natural desire of perfect happiness, and from an adequate sanction for the moral law
Dry - To deprive of Natural juice, sap or greenness as, to dry hay or plants
Christ, Humanity of - By making use of the senses and reason Christ learned from experience what He already knew theoretically and supernaturally (Hebrews 5). Since Christ's body was conceived miraculously by the supernatural operation of the Holy Ghost, it did not possess those infirmities which flow from sinful fallen nature. Christ assumed only those infirmities which in the present order flow from the Natural constitution of the body, such as hunger, thirst, sufferings, and death
Rehoboam, - ...
It was Natural that an effort should be made to reduce the rebel tribes to subjection
Christ, Genealogy of - The genealogies show His relationship to the royal family of Juda through Joseph, as it was only through the father, legal or Natural, that the rights could be transmitted, and Joseph was the legal father of Jesus
California - ...
The early Spanish missionaries left their mark on Californian place-names, including ...
Bethany
Camp Angelus
Carmel
Concepción
Cupertino
Guadalupe
Los Angeles (The Angels)
Sacramento
San Andreas
San Anselmo
San Ardo
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Clemente
San Diego
San Dimas
San Fernando
San Francisco
San Gabriel
San Geronimo
San Gregorio
San Jacinto
San Joaquin
San Jose
San Juan Bautista
San Juan Capistrano
San Leandro
San Lorenzo
San Lucas
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Rey
San Marcos
San Marino
San Martin
San Mateo
San Miguel
San Onofre
San Pablo
San Pedro
San Quentin
San Rafael
San Ramon
San Simeon
San Ysidro
Santa Ana
Santa Anita
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz (Holy Cross)
Santa Fe (Holy Faith)
Santa Margarita
Santa Maria
Santa Monica
Santa Paula
Santa Rosa
Santa Susana
Santa Ynez
Santa Ysabel
Trinidad
Many of the above names, and several similar ones, occur also in California as names of counties, and of Natural features such as islands, mountains, bays, rivers, etc
Birthright - ...
It is striking how often God set aside the birthright, in order to show that the objects of His choice are "born not of bloods (Greek Natural descents), nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" (John 1:13)
Hope - Scarce any passion seems to be more Natural to man than hope; and, considering the many troubles he is encompassed with none is more necessary; for life, void of all hope, would be a heavy and spiritless thing, very little desirable, perhaps hardly to be borne; whereas hope infuses strength into the mind, and by so doing, lessens the burdens of life
Sodom - The cities were destroyed probably through the lighting of Natural gases by lightning, combined with earthquake disturbance
Faithful - ” Here we get the translation “faithful” as a Natural derivative of faith
Humanity of Christ - By making use of the senses and reason Christ learned from experience what He already knew theoretically and supernaturally (Hebrews 5). Since Christ's body was conceived miraculously by the supernatural operation of the Holy Ghost, it did not possess those infirmities which flow from sinful fallen nature. Christ assumed only those infirmities which in the present order flow from the Natural constitution of the body, such as hunger, thirst, sufferings, and death
Praise - The Bible recognizes that men and women may also be the objects of praise, either from other people (Proverbs 27:21 ; Proverbs 31:30 ) or from God Himself (Romans 2:29 ), and that angels and the Natural world are likewise capable of praising God (Psalm 148:1 )
Armageddon - However, given the fact that it was such a place, it is Natural that John should use it to locate the final great battle on earth
Trumpet - The figure was Natural, for the trumpet-blast denoted the approach of majesty
Nazareth, Nazarene - The hills formed a Natural basin with three sides, but open toward the south
Elhanan - ’ But if this is so, how are we to reconcile it with what we read of David’s killing Goliath? Judging from what we know of the Natural tendency there is to ascribe heroic deeds to great national warriors, realizing the very corrupt state of the Hebrew text of the Books of Samuel, and remembering the conflicting accounts given of David’s first introduction to public life (see David, § 1 ), the probability is that Elhanan slew Goliath, and that this heroic deed was in later times ascribed to David
Ear (2) - In all other instances the word οὗς occurs, and is used: (1) literally, to denote ‘the ear’ (Matthew 13:3-23,8 Mark 7:33; Mark 8:18, Luke 1:44; Luke 12:3; Luke 22:50), or (by transference) ‘the range of hearing’ (Luke 4:21); but more frequently (2) figuratively, to denote a spiritual faculty symbolized by the Natural ear (Matthew 11:15; Matthew 13:9; Matthew 13:15 (bis), John 8:43-475; Matthew 13:43, Mark 4:9; Mark 4:23, Luke 8:8; Luke 9:44; Luke 14:35)
Guile - ’ Guile is traced to the workings of that ‘abandoned mind’ which is itself the punishment, Natural and in a sense automatic, of those who reject God (Romans 1:29)
Stephanas - ’ It was Natural for the Apostle to wish to baptize his first converts in Corinth; perhaps there was nobody else to baptize them
Prudence - a Natural sagacity, presence of mind, or a ready turn of thought; and experience
Aristotle - Recalled to Stagira by Philip of Macedon, he acquired influence with the young prince Alexander who aided him liberally in getting books and opportunities for research in Natural science
Ball - A round body a spherical substance, whether Natural or artificial or a body nearly round as, a ball for play a ball of thread a ball of snow
Galilei, Galileo - One of the greatest Natural philosophers of his day, he refused to accept the authority of Aristotle and arrived at his conclusions by combining calculation with experimentation
Galileo Galilei - One of the greatest Natural philosophers of his day, he refused to accept the authority of Aristotle and arrived at his conclusions by combining calculation with experimentation
Fountain - The Natural bursting of waters from the ground, which drank of the rain of heaven (Deuteronomy 8:7; Deuteronomy 11:11), would on Israel's entrance into Canaan form a striking contrast to Egypt watered from below "with the foot," i
Course - ) Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to Natural laws
Aging - describes the Natural process of human beings growing older and, according to the Bible, gaining respect
Gehenna - It was Natural, therefore, that the name should become a synonym of hell (cf
Eve - (1 Timothy 2:13-14) uses the story of the Fall for the purpose of proving woman’s Natural inferiority to man
Joy - This is Natural joy; but there is, ...
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Fan - The Natural shrinkage of the hide renders it a very effective ligature
Genealogy of Christ - The genealogies show His relationship to the royal family of Juda through Joseph, as it was only through the father, legal or Natural, that the rights could be transmitted, and Joseph was the legal father of Jesus
Media - The geographical position of Media was wisely chosen for the distribution of the great body of the captives; for, it was so remote, and so impeded and intersected with great mountains and numerous and deep rivers, that it would be extremely difficult for them to escape from this Natural prison, and return to their own country
Bourignonists - The leading principles which pervade her productions are these:...
that man is perfectly free to resist or receive divine grace; that God is ever unchangeable in love toward all his creatures, and does not inflict any arbitrary punishment, but that the evils they suffer are the Natural consequences of sin; that true religion consists not in any outward forms of worship, nor systems of faith, but in immediate communion with the Deity, by internal feelings and impulses, and by a perfect acquiescence in his will
Genealogy - A record of one's ancestors, either the line of Natural descent from father to son, or the line in which, by the laws, the inheritance descended, or that preserved in the public records
Set - To put or place in its proper or Natural posture
na'Aman - " The most Natural explanation perhaps is that Naaman in delivering his country, had killed one who was the enemy of Jehovah not less than he was of Syria
Epicure'Ans, the, - It is obvious that a system thus formed would degenerate by a Natural descent into mere materialism; and in this form Epicurism was the popular philosophy at the beginning of the Christian era
Jude, Epistle of - The saints had been warned against some who separated themselves, as being superior to others, whereas they were only Natural men, and had not the Spirit
Principles - Milk is the Natural food of babes, but babes are potential adults, and the food of men (τελείων, ‘perfect,’ i
Revelation - Many, however, though recognizing the Natural world to be full of wonder and beauty, refuse to accept it as evidence of the presence and power of God (Romans 1:21). This unwritten standard, which makes possible the operation of the human conscience, is sometimes called ‘natural law’ (Romans 2:15; see CONSCIENCE)
Resurrection - ...
Possibly there is some indestructible material germ at the basis of identity between the Natural (psychic, i. soulish or animal) body and the resurrection body which 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 call a "spirit-animated body," in contrast to the "natural
Undressed Cloth - This consisted of the Natural deposits, chiefly in Egypt, of potassium or sodium carbonates. On account of the presence of Natural oil and many accretions and impurities in the fleece, the cleansing had to be done before the cloth was woven
Mind - In 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; 1 Corinthians 14:19, again, where νοῦς (which English Version renders here by ‘understanding’) is contrasted with πνεῦμα, the antithesis is between man’s Natural faculty of conscious knowledge and reflexion and that higher principle of the Christian life which is Divinely bestowed, and which, as in the case of the gift of tongues, may manifest itself in ways that lie beyond the reach of consciousness. The mind, as man’s highest Natural faculty, thus stands between the flesh, as the lower and sinful principle in his nature, and the spirit, which is the distinctive principle of the Divinely given Christian life
Adoption - ‘To redeem those under the law’ (Galatians 4:5 ) suggests that God’s action in sending His Son to buy out mankind from slavery to the Law, may be illustrated by the adopting parent’s purchase of a son from his Natural father. ’ to be received in baptism or at conversion, or on the other hand to be the Natural cry of the human heart
Firstborn - And as He is the first begotten, originating the Natural creation, so He is "the firstborn (proototokos , 'first begotten,' Revelation 1:5) from ("out of", ek ) the dead," and therefore "the Beginning" (Colossians 1:18) of "the church of the firstborn" (Hebrews 12:23), the originating Agent of the new creation. As He is "the firstborn" in relation to the election church, so it is "the church of the firstborn," "a kind of first-fruits of His creatures" (James 1:18), in relation to the millennial church, and to the hereafter to be regenerated Natural creation
Teeth - His experiences were not Natural in the ordinary course of events. It is not Natural to have stones in the mouth in such a way that they would break the teeth
Marriage - The marriage of parents and children appears, at first view, contrary to nature, not merely on account of the disparity of age, but of the confusion which it introduces into Natural relations, and its obliging to inconsistent duties; such as reverence to a son, and the daughter to be equal with the father. ...
Nor can the son or daughter acquit themselves of such inconsistent duties as would arise from this unnatural union. ...
But such a prohibition would be contrary to Natural right, and the design of the law itself; neither of which was ever intended to be set aside by the Gospel dispensation
Bereans - Upon this subject they say, the majority of professed Christians stumble at the very threshold of revelation; and, by admitting the doctrine of Natural religion, Natural conscience, Natural notices, &c. But this the Bereans argue is beyond the Natural powers of human reason; and therefore our knowledge of God is from revelation alone, and that without revelation man would never have entertained an idea of his existence
Sacrifice - ...
Some suppose that they had their origin in superstition, and were merely the inventions of men; others, that they originated in the Natural sentiments of the human heart; others imagine that God in order to prevent their being offered to idols, introduced them into his service, though he did not approve of them as good in themselves, or as proper rites of worship. "Now human reason, even among the most strenuous opponents of the divine institutions, is allowed to be incapable of pointing out the least Natural fitness or congruity between blood and atonement; between killing of God's creatures and the receiving a pardon for the violation of God's laws. This is all that is pretended from Natural light to countenance this practice
Flesh - ...
Theological Significance Biblically, the flesh is viewed as the created and Natural humanity. ...
In its weakness and limitation, the flesh tends to yield to the temptation of what seems good Naturally. Since sin promises pleasure and fulfillment, the Natural propensity is for the flesh to yield to sin's promises. Thus, doing what comes Naturally is yielding to sin's will. Hence, the Natural person controlled by the flesh does not and cannot submit to God's will or please God (1618735489_51 ; 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; compare Genesis 6:13 ). ...
Flesh is weak but not Naturally sinful
Lily - It is abundant in the district of Galilee; and its fine scarlet flowers render it a very conspicous and showy object, which would Naturally attract the attention of the hearers" (Balfour's Plants of the Bible). of the Bible), "if, in the wondrous richness of bloom which characterizes the land of Israel in spring, any one plant can claim pre-eminence, it is the anemone, the most Natural flower for our Lord to pluck and seize upon as an illustration, whether walking in the fields or sitting on the hill-side
God - They are by some also divided into Natural attributes, eternity, immensity, etc
Dagon - The half-man half-fish form (found in bas-relief at Khorsabad) was Natural to maritime coast dwellers
Casuistry - The doctrine and science of conscience and its cases, with the rules and principles of resolving the same; drawn partly from Natural reason or equity, and partly from the authority of Scripture, the canon law, councils, fathers, &c
Darkness - Its sudden and intense coming when Moses stretched out his hand marked it as supernatural. Its basis was Natural, namely, the chamsin or sandstorm (see Septuagint), from the S
Ur - One is a high-crested crag, the Natural fortifications of the crested citadel
Trance - As in many miracles, there is a Natural form of trance analogous to the supernatural, namely, in ecstatic epilepsy the patient is lost to outward impressions and wrapped in a world of imagination; Frank, who studied catalepsy especially, stated he never knew the case of a Jew so affected. " In the Bible trance God marks its supernatural character by its divinely ordered consequences
Weather - The elevation of the land, dropping from 3,900 feet in upper Galilee to 1,296 feet below sea level at the Dead Sea, provides Natural barriers which influence the weather
Israelite - The Apostle applies the term in its Natural sense to himself in Romans 11:1, ‘I also am an Israelite,’ in order to show that all the members of the race have not been rejected by God, but that there is a remnant according to the election of grace-Israelites who are Israelites indeed, not merely by outward physical connexion, but also by moral and spiritual characteristics
Earthly And Heavenly - ...
It is evident from the conversation with Nicodemus that the contrast drawn by Christ between things earthly and things heavenly was not a contrast between things Natural and things supernatural, or things physical and things spiritual, or things easily understood and things unsearchable and profound, or things belonging to the present and things belonging to the future economy, or things moral in which faith is active and things heavenly where it is passive (de Wette)
Kin, Kindred, Kinship - ‘Already, in the spiritual religion of the Hebrews, the idea of Divine fatherhood is entirely dissociated from the basis of Natural fatherhood
Grafting - Some of the original branches have been broken off owing to their lack of faith, and by a wholly unnatural process shoots from a wild olive have been grafted into the cultivated stock. But this is no ground for self-adulation: all the blessings which the Gentiles derive come from the original stock into which they have been grafted through no merit of their own; let them beware, therefore, lest through pride and want of faith they also are cut off, for it would, on the one hand, be a much less violent proceeding to cut off the wild branches; which have been grafted in, than it was to cut off the original branches: while, on the other hand, it would be far easier and far more Natural to graft the original cultivated branches back into the stock on which they grew than it was to graft the Gentiles, who are merely a slip cut from a wild olive, in amongst the branches of the cultivated olive
Bonosus, Founder Bonosiani Sect - Bonosus is only known to us as holding the same views with Helvidius with regard to the perpetual virginity of the mother of our Lord, and as to His brethren, whom he affirmed to have been the Natural offspring of Joseph and Mary
Astrology - The second division, termed Natural astrology, predicts weather variations as effected by the positions of the planets, especially the moon
Fool - Some persons are born fools, and are called Natural fools others may become fools by some injury done to the brain
Grain - The direction of the fibers of wood or other fibrous substance hence the phrase, against the grain, applied to animals, that is, against their Natural tempers
ab'Salom - The Natural avenger of such an outrage would be Tamar's full brother Absalom
Baal Zebub - This was Natural, since the Jews were taught in their own Scriptures to consider all the idols of the Heathens "devils
Zeal - Phinehas is commended for having expressed much zeal against those wicked persons that violated the law of the Lord, Numbers 25:11 ; Numbers 25:13 ; and in Psalms 69:9 , the psalmist says, "The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;" my earnest desire to have all things duly ordered about thy worship, and my just displeasure and indignation at all abuses in it, have wasted my Natural moisture and vital spirits
Life - ) Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a Natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government
Daniel - He appears, however, to have been of royal or noble descent, Daniel 1:3, and to have possessed great Natural talents
Deacon - It seems Natural to understand that the honor there mentioned was gained in the position of deacon, and not in promotion to another office
Hell - In a broad sense it may mean: ...
the limbo of infants (limbus parvulorum), where those who die in original sin, but without personal mortal sin, are deprived of the happiness which would come to them in the supernatural order, but not of happiness in the Natural order; ...
the limbo of the Fathers (limbus patrum) where the souls of the just who died before Christ awaited their admission to heaven, which had been closed against them in punishment for the sin of Adam; ...
purgatory, where the just who die in venial sin or who still owe a debt of temporal punishment for sin are cleansed by suffering before their admission to heaven
Seed Growing Secretly, Parable of the - A Natural fact in the vegetable world to which Christ, in a short four verse parable, likens the Kingdom of Heaven
Pit - 1 Samuel 13:6 ); hence by a Natural figure, ‘pit’ became a synonym of Sheol , the under world ( Isaiah 14:15 , Psalms 28:1 , Proverbs 1:12 , and oft
Water - Most Natural waters contain more or less of these foreign substances, but the proportion is generally too minute to affect the senses
Dan - (Joshua 19:48 ) But notwithstanding its smallness it had eminent Natural advantages
Lie - ...
Although lying is a Natural result of sinful human nature (Colossians 3:9), there is no excuse for it in the lives of God’s people. By contrast, Satan is the father of lies, and his children Naturally reflect his nature (John 8:44)
Sponsors - It was but Natural that they should adopt every precautionto ascertain the character of those whom, by Baptism, they admittedto the Christian covenant
Leontius, Priest And Martyr of Armenia - The account of the martyrdom has every appearance of being a genuine coeval record, simple, Natural, unlegendary
Flood - ...
The Natural causes God used to bring about the flood were twofold – forty days heavy rain combined with what seems to have been earthquake activity that sent the waters of the sea pouring into the Mesopotamian valley (Genesis 7:11-12)
Joseph the Husband of Mary - ...
Both Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23 emphasize that Joseph was not the Natural father of Jesus
Beast - The aim of Scripture is not Natural science, but religion. Those "that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, as Natural brute beasts, are made only to be taken and destroyed" (2 Peter 2:12)
Fall of Man - For, that man is a fallen creature, is evident, if we consider his misery as an inhabitant of the Natural world; the disorders of the globe we inhabit, and the dreadful scourges with which it is visited; the deplorable and shocking circumstances of our birth; the painful and dangerous travail of women; our Natural uncleanliness, helplessness, ignorance, and nakedness; the gross darkness in which we Naturally are, both with respect to God and a future state; the general rebellion of the brute creation against us; the various poisons that lurk in the animal, vegetable, and mineral world, ready to destroy us: the heavy curse of toil and sweat to which we are liable; the innumerable calamities of life, and the pangs of death
King, Christ as - ...
The question arises Naturally, in what sense is Christ's kingship really operating in today's world? If He is king, how is it that the world is so little changed and His kingship so little acknowledged? Some would answer that Jesus' kingship is completely future. ...
Christ's kingship is also present today in the Natural world. He is in control of the Natural universe as He demonstrated during His earthly ministry (Mark 4:35-41 )
Wind - The Natural force which represents in its extended meaning the breath of life in human beings and the creative, infilling power of God and His Spirit. ...
In all of these reflections, wind remained an impersonal, Natural force
Olive - Apart from the Natural use of the olive as a fruit, it supplies the place of butter and is used for cooking. Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible10, 1911, pp
Idolatry - Concluding that God created the stars and great luminaries for the government of the world, partakers with himself and as his ministers, they thought it but just and Natural that they should be honoured and extolled, and that it was the will of God they should be magnified and worshipped. When they proceeded to worship wood, stone, or metal, formed and fashioned by their own hands, they were led to apprehend, that these images had been, in some way or other, animated or informed with a supernatural power by supernatural means; though Dr. The heavenly bodies were the first deities of all the idolatrous nations, were esteemed eternal, sovereign, and supreme; and distinguished by the title of the Natural gods. ...
Sanchoniathon represents the most ancient nations, particularly the Phenicians and Egyptians, as acknowledging only the Natural gods, the sun, moon, planets, and elements; and Plato declares it as his opinion, that the first Grecians likewise held these only to be gods, as many of the barbarians did in his time. Beside these Natural gods, the Heathens believed that there were certain spirits who held a middle rank between the gods and men on earth, and carried on all intercourse between them; conveying the addresses of men to the gods, and the divine benefits to men. ...
The principal causes which have been assigned for idolatry are, the indelible idea which every man has of God, and the evidence which he gives of it to himself; an inviolable attachment to the senses, and a habit of judging and deciding by them, and them only; the pride and vanity of the human mind, which is not satisfied with simple truth, but mingles and adulterates it with fables; men's ignorance of antiquity, or of the first times, and the first men, of whom they had but very dark and confused knowledge by tradition, they having left no written monuments, or books; the ignorance and change of languages; the style of the oriental writings, which is figurative and poetical, and personifies every thing; the scruples and fears inspired by superstition; the flattery and fictions of poets; the false relations of travellers; the imaginations of painters and sculptors; a smattering of physics, that is, a slight acquaintance with Natural bodies and appearances, and their causes; the establishment of colonies, and the invention of arts, mistaken by barbarous people; the artifices of priests; the pride of certain men, who effected to pass for gods; the love and gratitude borne by the people to certain of their great men and benefactors; and, finally, the historical events of the Scriptures ill understood
Fall, the - Self-defense and accusation of others, motivated by pride arising from their perverted hearts, became a tragic reality, adding to the deepening and widening gulf separating them from God, intimate relationship with others, and the Natural world. With opened eyes they saw themselves dead to God, to each other, and to the created Natural order. ...
The Natural world also was deeply affected. ...
Sixth, while the mitigated curse was surely executed, an absolute curse on Adam and Eve and on the Natural world would not be
Body (2) - ...
(1) Christ’s Natural body. We find Him eating and drinking as a man (Luke 24:42), making use of the Natural process of breathing (John 20:22), declaring to His disciples that He had flesh and bones (Luke 24:39), showing them His hands and His feet (Luke 24:40), and giving them the assurance that His body was the identical body which they had seen stretched upon the cross, by inviting the disciple who doubted, to put his finger into the print of the nails and thrust his hand into the wound in His side (John 20:27). ), that the transformation of Christ’s body from the Natural to the glorified condition was a process which went on gradually during the Forty Days, and was not completed till the Ascension. It was with a spiritual body that He rose, that glorified body of which His Transfiguration had been both a prophecy and a foretaste; and if we see Him moving for a time along the borders of two worlds, that was because, for the sake of His disciples and the future Church, He made use of the Natural in order to the revelation of the spiritual. His resurrection body was a spiritual body, but it had the power of materializing itself to the Natural senses, and Jesus made use of this power from time to time in order to convince His disciples, by the actual evidence of sight and sound and touch, that the victory of His whole human personality over death and the grave was real and complete. We are to be like our Lord in the possession of a human nature in which the corporeal has been so fully interpenetrated by the spiritual that the Natural body has been transformed into a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:42-49)
Mount, Mountain - (1) They were dwelling-places , for which the numerous caves, Natural and artificial, excavated in their soft limestone sides, well fitted them: thus Esau dwelt in Mount Seir ( Genesis 36:8 )
Sign - Any outward fact which serves as a pledge of a Divine word or a proof of a Divine deed is a sign , whether it be Natural or supernatural in its character. The sign need not be supernatural ( 1 Samuel 2:34 , Isaiah 8:18 ; Isaiah 20:3 ); but the Jews in the time of Christ desired miracles as proofs of Divine power ( Matthew 12:38 ; Matthew 16:1 , John 4:48 , 1 Corinthians 1:22 ), a request which Jesus refused and condemned
Canticle of Canticles - The earlier interpreters all agreed with the traditional view that Solomon wrote it; and the familiar acquaintance with matters of Natural science and with the geographical features of Palestine accords well with the genius of Solomon
Renew, Renewing - " The "renewal" here mentioned is not that of the mind itself in its Natural powers of memory, judgment and perception, but "the spirit of the mind," which, under the controlling power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, directs its bent and energies Godward in the enjoyment of "fellowship with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ," and of the fulfillment of the will of God
Reason - Watts, "which are plainly and expressly asserted in Scripture, and that in a sense which contradicts not other parts of Scripture, or Natural light, our reason must submit, and believe the thing, though it cannot find the modus or manner of its being so in the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation, which are above the reach of our reason in this present state
Grace at Meals - ...
Some perform this part of worship with so slight and familiar an air, as though they had no sense of the great God to whom they speak: others have put on an unnatural solemnity, and changed their Natural voice into so different and awkward a tone, not without some distortions of countenance, that have tempted strangers to ridicule
Gihon - ) ...
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The only Natural spring of water in or near Jerusalem is the "Fountain of the Virgin" (q
Syria, Syrian - ...
The physical features of Western Syria and Palestine are very similar — their Natural contour indeed being the same
Hypocrisy - The hypocrite is a double person; he has one person, which is Natural; another, which is artificial: the first he keeps to himself; the other he puts on as he doth his clothes, to make his appearance in before men
Will of God - When an alteration of circumstance is proposed to us, or Providence lays two or more things before our eyes, we should endeavour to take a distinct view of each case, compare them with one another, and then determine by such maxims as these: Of two Natural evils choose the least; of two moral evils choose neither; of two moral or spiritual good things choose the greatest
Religion - Though a monotheist (believer in one God) would not use “fear of the gods” to describe Judaism, the expression is Natural on pagan Roman lips (Acts 25:19 )
Naaman - Quite Natural, too, according to the beliefs of the time, is his wish to bow down in the house of Rimmon; for apart from the necessity of this on account of his attendance on the king, there is the fact that religious syncretism was considered not only permissible, but, under various circumstances, commendable
Mountain - It is a Natural image for stability ( Psalm 30:7 ), obstacles (Zechariah 4:7 ), and God's power (Psalm 121:1-2 )
Leopard - , The Natural History of the Bible10, 1911, pp
God, City of - In the last 12 books, he shows that the Natural unity of the human race was broken by the sin of Adam, from whom in consequence sprang two kinds of men or "Cities"; the one ruled by self-love, the other by love of God
Increase - Animal and vegetable bodies increase by Natural growth wealth increases by industry heat increases, as the sun advances towards the meridian a multitude increases by accession of numbers knowledge increases with age and study passion and enmity increase by irritation, and misery increases with vice
Shepherds - But circumcised shepherds, and sacrificing shepherds, to the God of Abraham, when the cause of covenant grace and mercy was discovered, would have done then as it hath ever since done in the church of Jesus, stirred up the Natural hatred of the heart against the chosen seed
Faith, - A Natural man can believe such things: "the devils also believe and tremble," but true faith gives joy and peace
Antoninus, Pius, Emperor - In any case it is Natural to connect the more lenient policy, which there is no doubt that Antoninus adopted, with the memorable Apologia which Justin addressed to him
Father - Abraham was "father of nations," both by Natural descent from him and by spiritual fellowship in his faith (Genesis 18:18-19; Romans 4:17)
Flesh - "The flesh" is the Natural man, including the unrenewed will and mind, moving in the world of self and sense only
Flourish - To adorn with flowers or beautiful figures, either Natural or artificial to ornament with any thing showy
Barbarian - Even the Romans called themselves Barbarians till Greek literature came to be Naturalized in Rome; and both Philo and Josephus regard the Jews and their tongue as barbarous. By and by the word came to be used as descriptive of all the defects which the Greeks thought foreign to themselves and Natural to all other peoples, but the first and the main idea conveyed by the term is that of difference of language
Absalom - The father’s Natural, but unseasonable, lamentation was cut short by the soldier’s blunt remonstrance ( 2 Samuel 19:5 ff
Aloes - , of the Natural order Liliaceae, from which the medicine known as ‘bitter aloes’ is obtained; (2) Agave Americana, or American aloe, of the order Amaryllidaceae, a plant which is noted for its long delay in flowering, and for the rapidity with which it at length puts forth its flowering stalk; and (3) Aquilœria Agallocha, Aq
Amos - Hence it is Natural to suppose that he must have been born within the territories of Israel, and that he only retired to Tekoa, on being expelled from Bethel by Amaziah, the priest of the calves at Bethel
Glass - In the latter place, a mirror undoubtedly is meant: "For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his Natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway he forgetteth what manner of man he was:" but in the former, 1 Corinthians 13:12 , semi- transparent glass such as that which we see in the ancient glass vases of the Romans is obviously intended
Olives, Mount of - Scarcely any thing in the gospels moves the heart more than this Natural and touching scene
Calvary - Fisk, while visiting the spot under the Natural desire to identify the scene of the crucifixion; that the rock shown column he saw, half concealed by iron-work, might have been that to which our Lord was bound when scourged; that the small fragment of rude stone seen by the light of a small taper, through a kind of iron filigree, might have been the place of our Lord's burial and resurrection: but when he saw the neat juxtaposition of all these things, and knew that in order to provide for the structure of the church the site had to be cut down and leveled; when he reflected that on the very spot a heathen temple had stood, till removed by the empress Helena, to make room for this church; and, moreover, when he considered the superstitious purpose all these things were to serve, and the spirit of that church which thus paraded these objects of curiosity, he could not bring himself to feel they were what they professed to be
University of Bologna - Among the distinguished men of Natural science, the university counts the anatomists Alessandro Achillini (1463-1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), and Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694); the botanist, Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1607); and the physicist, Luigi Galvani (1737-1798)
Solomon, Song of - The earlier interpreters all agreed with the traditional view that Solomon wrote it; and the familiar acquaintance with matters of Natural science and with the geographical features of Palestine accords well with the genius of Solomon
Song of Solomon - The earlier interpreters all agreed with the traditional view that Solomon wrote it; and the familiar acquaintance with matters of Natural science and with the geographical features of Palestine accords well with the genius of Solomon
James - It would certainly be Natural to think that we had here but one family of four brothers and three or more sisters, the children of Clopas and Mary, nephews and nieces of the Virgin Mary
Woman - , that He was not born through the Natural process of ordinary generation, but was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
Hair - Regarding the latter (a) it is used to signify the minutest detail, as that which illustrates the exceeding care and protection bestowed by God upon His children, Matthew 10:30 ; Luke 12:7 ; 21:18 ; Acts 27:34 ; (b) as the Jews swore by the "hair," the Lord used the Natural inability to make one "hair" white or black, as one of the reasons for abstinence from oaths, Matthew 5:36 ; (c) while long "hair" is a glory to a woman (see B), and to wear it loose or dishevelled is a dishonor, yet the woman who wiped Christ's feet with her "hair" (in place of the towel which Simon the Pharisee omitted to provide), despised the shame in her penitent devotion to the Lord (slaves were accustomed to wipe their masters' feet), Luke 7:38,44 (RV, "hair"); see also John 11:2 ; 12:3 ; (d) the dazzling whiteness of the head and "hair" of the Son of Man in the vision of Revelation 1:14 is suggestive of the holiness and wisdom of "the Ancient of Days;" (e) the long "hair" of the spirit-beings described as locusts in Revelation 9:8 is perhaps indicative of their subjection of their satanic master (cp
Create, Creation, Creator, Creature - A — 1: κτίζω (Strong's #2936 — Verb — ktizo — ktid'-zo ) used among the Greeks to mean the founding of a place, a city or colony, signifies, in Scripture, "to create," always of the act of God, whether (a) in the Natural creation, Mark 13:19 ; Romans 1:25 (where the title "The Creator" translates the article with the aorist participle of the verb); 1 Corinthians 11:9 ; Ephesians 3:9 ; Colossians 1:16 ; 1 Timothy 4:3 ; Revelation 4:11 ; 10:6 , or (b) in the spiritual creation, Ephesians 2:10,15 ; 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10
Maximinus i., Roman Emperor - They would appear to him, as to other emperors, a secret, and therefore a dangerous, society, the Natural focus of conspiracies and plots
Sin - " Adam was constituted by God the federal head and representative of all his posterity, as he was also their Natural head, and therefore when he fell they fell with him (Romans 5:12-21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:22-45 ). It is a total depravity, and it is also universally inherited by all the Natural descendants of Adam (Romans 3:10-23 ; 5:12-21 ; 8:7 )
Deluge - petrified; which the best Naturalists are agreed could never have come there but by the deluge. Various have been the conjectures of learned men as to the Natural causes of the deluge. But are not most, if not all these hypotheses quite arbitrary, and without foundation from the words of Moses? It is, perhaps, in vain to attempt accounting for this event by Natural causes, it being altogether miraculous and supernatural, as a punishment to men for the corruption then in the world
Firstborn - The origin of the belief that a peculiar value attached to the firstborn cannot be definitely traced; but it would be a Natural inference that what was valuable to the parent would be valuable to his God. It is probable (see Plagues of Egypt) that the stories of all the other plagues have been founded on historical occurrences, and that the Egyptians suffered from a series of ‘natural’ catastrophes
Geology of Palestine - Natural divisions. The land of Palestine (using the name in its widest sense to include the trans-Jordanic plateau and the Sinai Peninsula) is divided by its configuration and by Natural boundary lines into five strongly contrasted divisions
Patience - " "Christian patience, " says Mason, "is essentially different from insensibility, whether Natural, artificial, or acquired. This insensibility is sometimes Natural. 'The trial of your faith worketh patience, ' not only in consequence of the divine blessing, but by the Natural operation of things; use makes perfect; the yoke is rendered easy by being worn, and those parts of the body which are most in action are the most strong and solid; and, therefore, we are not to excuse improper dispositions under affliction, by saying, 'It was so trying, who could help it?' This is to justify impatience by what God sends on purpose to make you patient. We as Naturally pursue a desired good as we shun an apprehended evil: the want of such a good is as grievous as the pressure of such an evil; and an ability to bear the one is as needful a qualification as the fortitude by which we endure the other
Leovigild, Arian King of the Visigoths - The son thus placed himself in opposition to his father and to all the Gothic traditions, and was brought into Natural alliance with the forces threatening the Gothic state, with the Byzantines in the S. The Catholic church was the Natural foe of her Arian rulers, and when her attempts to shake them off failed, it was inevitable that the penalty should fall heavily on her and on her bishops. An Arian monarchy, strong in all directions—towards its own pillars and supporters, the Gothic nobles, towards foreign outsiders, and towards its Natural enemy Catholicism—this appears to have been Leovigild's ideal
Ascension (2) - It was at once the Natural consequence of all that preceded and the only sufficient cause of the marvellous experiences that followed. From the side of Naturalistic theory the idea of corporeal ascension has been assailed as absurd. Different rationalistic tendencies have scouted the event as delusion (classical representatives are Renan in France; Strauss in Germany; Baur, Schenkel), or myth, whose growth was Natural from the presence of contributory elements in the intellectual and religious atmosphere of the age which were not only not inharmonious with such an idea and event, but even rendered it necessary (cf. Arnold, ‘Supernatural Religion,’ etc. The various sources whence the ‘myth of Christ’ is derivable are inquired into; the ignorance of the times, the manifest prejudices of His biographers, and the Natural tendency in Oriental minds to expand fact into fable. In particular, in the matter of the Ascension emphasis is laid on (a) current Jewish ideas concerning the departure of great men of God; (b) alleged similar ideas in ethnic religions; (c) contemporary apotheosis of the Roman emperors; (d) the Natural working of the human mind, venerating a great name, to idealize the life and invest its close with marvel—as all contributory to the belief. It possesses an inevitableness, a conscious connexion with previous conditions, a Naturalness as another and new aspect of Jesus’ life yet continuous with and necessarily complementary to it, which they all alike lack. The motives, moreover, which prompted the Senate to give each successive emperor a place among the gods, or the Hindu devotee to regard his hero as divine, are easy to trace: in the former instance political; in the latter, religious indeed, but too naïve for the Jew, who had no Natural tendency to deify—such a tendency has not been proved, it is incompatible with the exclusive and stubborn monotheism of the race. If Heaven is His true abode, it is also theirs; and this as the Natural goal of human nature, the end continuous with the beginnings of human life on earth. It is not simply the ideal to be set before his Natural life here, and to be realized by modification or development hereafter. To this process the ascension is but the Natural close. There are ‘natural intimations of immortality
Death (2) - He recognized that man’s true being was something apart from the mere bodily existence, and death thus resolved itself into a Natural incident, analogous to sleep, which broke the continuity of life only in seeming. ...
The traditional view of death as something evil and unnatural had therefore no place in the thought of Jesus. Much less can it consist in Natural death, from which the good can escape no more than the wicked. As the marriage relation is Natural and necessary to man’s earthly state, but has no place in the life of higher spirits, so with death. His Natural state is one of ‘death,’ not because of his moral sinfulness, but because he belongs to a lower world, and the life he possesses is therefore relative and unreal
Body - It is a contrast rather between the earthly and the heavenly, the Natural and the supernatural, what is evolved from below and what is bestowed from above. The ‘carnal’ man, with his ‘mind of the flesh’ at enmity with God (Romans 8:7), is the same as the ‘natural’ man who receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:14), and so is to be distinguished from the ‘spiritual’ man in whom a supernatural and Divine principle is already at work (1 Corinthians 2:13 ff. In his view, death was not a liberation of the soul from bondage, but an interruption, due to sin (Romans 6:23), of the Natural solidarity of the two component parts of human nature. In Christ the promise is given of a body not only raided from the grave, but redeemed from the power of evil, and thus capable of being transformed from a Natural body into a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:44; cf. moving on the plane of man’s Natural experience in the world, but pneumatical (1 Corinthians 15:44 ff
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Among the Hebrews the Natural distinction between the sexes was preserved by the women wearing long hair (Luke 7:38 ; John 11:2 ; 1 Corinthians 11:6 ), while the men preserved theirs as a rule at a moderate length by frequent clipping
Spirit - As the Spirit is the source of this new life, whatever belongs to it is ‘spiritual’ ( pneumatikon ), as house, sacrifices ( 1 Peter 2:5 ), understanding ( Colossians 1:9 ), songs ( Colossians 3:16 ), food, drink, rock ( 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 ); and the ‘spiritual’ and ‘soulish’ (rendered ‘carnal’ or ‘natural’) are contrasted ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44 ; 1 Corinthians 15:46 )
Vision - In the darkness, when the eye is closed ( Numbers 24:3-4 ) and the Natural faculties are suspended by sleep, God speaks to men
Ethiopia - This region, with an abundance of Natural resources, was known to the Egyptians as Cush and was occupied by them during periods of Egyptian strength
Mediterranean Sea, the - Strangely, nature has provided few Natural habors for Israel (Dor, Joppa, and Acco)
Nature - Jesus recognizes God’s bounty and care in the flowers of the field and the birds of the air ( Matthew 6:26 ; Matthew 6:28 ); He uses Natural processes to illustrate spiritual, in salt ( Matthew 5:13 ), seed and soil ( Matthew 13:3-9 ), and leaven ( Matthew 13:33 )
Murder - His life was temporarily spared, perhaps in order not to impede the Natural increase of mankind at the first
Winds - wind blowing from across the Red Sea, just at the Passover time of year, was the Natural agency employed by divine interposition to part the waters of the Red Sea S
Work - It is therefore Natural to speak of the Christian minister as the ἐργάτης whose ideal is to produce nothing which will shame him (2 Timothy 2:15)
Element - ) One of the smallest Natural divisions of the organism, as a blood corpuscle, a muscular fiber
Blood - Kindred relation by Natural descent from a common ancestor consanguinity
Rainbow - I know not how it is, but so it is, as if by Natural instinct, as often as I see that beautiful arch in the heavens called the rainbow, I call to mind what JEHOVAH once said after the deluge: "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth and it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud
Sun - " (Malachi 4:2) And indeed when we consider that the Sun, as the creature of God, becomes the source and fountain of light and life to the whole world, of animal and vegetable life; there is certainly a great beauty in the allusion to him, the Sun of righteousness, from whom the whole of the spiritual as well as the Natural world, derive their very being, their upholding, and prosperity
Lattice - And this retirement and secrecy forms a lively representation, suited to the Natural jealousy of the people
Covenant - Such was God's covenant with Abraham, first as to his Natural posterity, Genesis 15:4-6 ; and secondly, as to his seed, Christ
Boy - The variation is either a Natural simple touch, proving the veracity of the narrative, or it is an instance of the highest art
Free - ) Not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon Natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty
Gestures - The Oriental is a Natural expert in appropriate and expressive gesture. These are often so violent that an unskilled witness might Naturally expect to see bloodshed follow
Hallelujah - (transliterated) form of the expression occurs only at the beginning of psalms as a heading , and this would seem to be the more Natural usage
Rain - ) Temper; Natural disposition; inclination
Doorway - This word may be used of a cave’s “opening,” as when Elijah heard the gentle blowing that signified the end of a violent Natural phenomenon: “… He wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave” (1 Kings 19:13)
Alphaeus - The desire to connect as many of the Twelve as possible by ties of Natural relationship has led some (e
Rain - ) Temper; Natural disposition; inclination
Sidon - The Natural result of these exclusive advantages to the inhabitants of Sidon was, a high degree of wealth and prosperity; and content with the riches which their trade and manufactures brought them, they lived in ease and luxury, trusting the defence of their city and property, like the Tyrians after them, to hired troops; so that to live in ease and security, is said in Scripture to be after the manner of the Sidonians
Head - This word has several significations, beside its Natural one, which denotes the head of a man
Jew, Jews, Jewess, Jewish, Jewry, Jews' Religion - , Jews in spiritual reality, believers, whether Jews or Gentiles by Natural birth
Grass - " As, in their decay, the herbs of the fields strikingly illustrate the shortness of human life, so, in the order of their growth, from seeds dead and buried, they give a Natural testimony to the doctrine of a resurrection
Stork - Its very name in the Hebrew language, chasida, signifies mercy or piety: and its English name is taken, if not directly, yet secondarily, through the Saxon, from the Greek word στοργη , which is often used for Natural affection
Reason - Virtue and vice are not arbitrary things but there is a Natural and eternal reason for that goodness and virtue, and against vice and wickedness
Woman - Man and woman are indeed essentially one, the Natural qualities of each so responding to those of the other as to lay the foundation of the most tender and abiding unity
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The writings of Solomon covered a wide range in the Natural sciences as well as in philosophy and morals
e'Gypt - " It is in the dual number, which indicates the two Natural divisions of the country into an upper and a lower region
Travail - Historically the Natural order is reversed
Victor, Claudius Marius - Victor, ending as they now do at a point which seems to call for some explanation, are the first three books of those mentioned by Gennadius, and that a fourth book, now lost, carried on the narrative to Abraham's death, where a Natural halting-place for the work is presented
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The contracting parties were (a) God the moral Governor, and (b) Adam, a free moral agent, and representative of all his Natural posterity (Romans 5:12-19 ). This covenant is also called a covenant of nature, as made with man in his Natural or unfallen state; a covenant of life, because "life" was the promise attached to obedience; and a legal covenant, because it demanded perfect obedience to the law
Suffering - Before they brought sin into their world, human beings were was in a state of harmony with God and with the Natural world, and as a result were free of pain and suffering. God had given the Natural world to them for their physical and spiritual well-being, but that world now became a cause of suffering
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Altars could be Natural objects or man-made constructs. Natural rocks were also used (Judges 6:20 )
Glory - Natural Objects . When used in reference to Natural objects "glory" may refer to the brightness of heavenly bodies (Acts 22:11 ; 1Col 15:41), the fruitfulness of a forest (Isaiah 35:2 ; 60:13 ), the awesomeness of a horse's snorting (Job 39:20 ), or the ornateness of expensive clothing (Luke 7:25 )
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Again, there is abundant evidence of the use of the grotesque by Jesus—a use Natural to homely and friendly talk. He is a man speaking to men in the language of men, and pathos, contrast, humour, and spontaneity are the Natural and pleasant marks of that language
Ass - God had created them to be accustomed to life in the Judean wilderness (Jeremiah 2:24 ), where they freely pursued Natural instincts and lusts. These animals were kept in stalls and watered as a Natural part of peasant life ( Luke 13:15 )
Fear - (φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)...
While there is a Natural fear in the presence of danger-e. ...
From the Natural fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men
Fear - (φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)...
While there is a Natural fear in the presence of danger-e. ...
From the Natural fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men
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The Egyptians recognized his greatness (Exodus 11:3); but the writer, while recognizing the greatness of Moses' mission, dwells especially on his want of Natural gifts, his deficiencies of character and the hindrances thereby caused to his mission, and the penalties he incurred; his hasty intervention between the Israelite and Egyptian, the manslaughter, and the Israelites' rejection of him as a ruler, and his exile for the prime 40 years of his manhood. Pharaoh and his people rightly regarded the successive visitations as Natural to Egypt, yet so overruled in their intensity, in their coming and going at Moses' call to Jehovah, and in their gradual heightening when the divine will continued to be resisted, as to be supernatural and palpably sent from above. None could be omitted without breaking the moral and Natural order which is so clearly indicated though not formally expressed. Ordinarily, according to God's usual way of dealing with His children, they depended on Natural supplies. ...
Exodus describes water as wanting where none now is found, abundance where springs still exist and traces of a far greater supply anciently, tracts at the same distances where food would not be found, a Natural manna in the rainy season especially, but not adequate in quantity and nutriment without supernatural modification; nomadic hordes attack Israel just where and when the attack, judging from present appearances of the locality, might well be expected. The arts necessary in constructing the tabernacle were precisely those which Israelite artisans, as Bezaleel and Aholiab, would have acquired from dwelling in Egypt, the mistress of those arts; the embroidery of curtains, carving of cherubs, capitals, ornaments in imitation of Natural objects. But in the account of the work executed the tabernacle comes first, being that which would Naturally be begun first, then the ark, etc
Vine, Allegory of the - As there are unfruitful branches in the Natural vine, so there may be some who, in spite of their communion with Christ, yet prove unproductive. The fate which overtakes them is similar to that of the unfruitful branches of the Natural vine. The process of cleansing in the Natural vine suggests to us the chastening discipline to which the Father subjects believers (so de Wette). What is meant by the true (ἀληθινή) vine? It is often taken as suggesting that the Natural vine only imperfectly represents the idea of the communion of Christ with believers. But why should the vine be selected rather than any other plant? And in what respect is the organic relationship suggested by the figure only imperfectly represented by the Natural vine? H. But in the case of the true light and the true bread we can understand the force of the adjective in this sense, as light and bread are metaphors which we are in the habit of employing in a spiritual reference, and it is proper to emphasize the fact that, for the illumination and nourishment of the spiritual life, a higher light and bread than the Natural are necessary
Meekness (2) - It is the spirit of one who is not easily provoked, but keeps under control the Natural instinct to assert oneself and to retaliate. Not only is meekness a strong and heroic quality which curbs the Natural impulse to fume and rebel against God’s will, but it is the means whereby the soul is reinforced by a Divine power to endure life’s discipline with courage. ...
Meekness before God is, then, the Natural ethical outcome of humble faith in the Divine Father who in unerring wisdom and holy love orders the life of men. There are those who, by Natural disposition, are timid and compliant, who have not manliness enough to resent injustice, who do not retaliate when they are wronged simply because they dare not. True meekness, which is worthy of all honour, is seen only in those who, with an acute sense of wrong, control the Natural impulse to show anger and to retaliate, not from fear, or pride, or policy, or scorn of others, but because in obedience to the will of God they accept the provocation or wrong as discipline, and as an opportunity for showing the Divine spirit of patience and love. When He was wounded to the heart by the treachery of Judas, and the betrayal was sealed by a hypocritical kiss, His answer to the traitor showed how superior He was to the Natural resentment of men: ‘Comrade, is it for this that thou art come?’ (Matthew 26:50)
Ideal - Smyth himself says, ‘its Natural result and its necessary form’ (op. It is an ideal of Natural as well as spiritual good. Not only is the spiritual set above the Natural, as it ought to be, but the Natural is ignored or despised and then refused its proper rights. Now Christ certainly exalted the spiritual above the Natural. And when Jesus comes to speak more particularly of food and raiment, the very things which are most fundamental to our Natural life in this world, while He forbids anxiety regarding them, the reason given is not that they are unworthy of a Christian’s thought and care, but that ‘all these things shall be added’ unto those who seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:25-33). In His own history He showed how blessedness might be attained through moral perfection; how the life of highest spirituality might prove to be the life of widest social beneficence; how it was possible, while enjoying all Natural blessings as gifts from the heavenly Father’s hand, to place obedience to the Father’s will above everything else; how the narrow path of present duty might be illuminated by the splendours of the eternal world, while the assurance of something yet more glorious than now appeared might thrill the heart of the faithful wayfarer
Manifestation - But we are learning more and more every day that God loves the Natural, not the out-of-the-way, as a means for manifestation. And this manifestation, first in the manger at Bethlehem, then in the home at Nazareth, was the outward setting of the Divine Life, both simple and Natural. That this does not refer to the manifestations of the Resurrection, which were so soon to follow, is clear from His reply to Jude’s very Natural question as to how He would manifest Himself to the disciples and yet not to the world (John 14:22)
Plagues, the Ten, - (Exodus 7:16-25 ) Those who have endeavored to explain this plague by Natural causes have referred to the changes of color to which the Nile is subject, the appearance of the Red Sea, and the so called rain and dew of blood of the middle ages; the last two occasioned by small fungi of very rapid growth. The plague may have been an extremely severe sandstorm, miraculous in its violence and duration, for the length of three days does not make it Natural since the severe storms are always very brief. " ( Exodus 11:4,5 ) The clearly miraculous nature of this plague, its falling upon man and in its beast; and the singling out of the firstborn, puts it wholly beyond comparison with any Natural pestilence, even the severest recorded in history, whether of the peculiar Egyptian plague or of other like epidemics. The following characteristics of the plagues may be specially noticed: (1) Their relation to Natural phenomena
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Language in Liturgy - It was only Natural that the Liturgy should have been translated into those languages for the people speaking them
Liturgy, Language in - It was only Natural that the Liturgy should have been translated into those languages for the people speaking them
Mark, Gospel According to - His Gospel is a rapid succession of vivid pictures loosely strung together without much attempt to bind them into a whole or give the events in their Natural sequence
Hospitality - It was a...
Natural expression of brotherly love (Hebrews 13:1-2 ; 1 Peter 4:8-9 ) and a necessary tool of evangelism
Prophecy, Prophesy, Prophesying - It is the declaration of that which cannot be known by Natural means, Matthew 26:68 , it is the forth-telling of the will of God, whether with reference to the past, the present, or the future, see Genesis 20:7 ; Deuteronomy 18:18 ; Revelation 10:11 ; 11:3
Cyprus - Its copper mines in the mountains were once farmed to Herod the Great; hence, the number of Jews on the island was Natural
Enthusiasm - On the other hand, if the mind be enlightened, if the will which was perverse be renovated, detached from evil, and inclined to good; if the powers be roused to exertion for the promotion of the divine glory, and the good of men; if the Natural corruptions of the heart be suppressed; if peace and joy arise from a view of the goodness of God, attended with a spiritual frame of mind, a heart devoted to God, and a holy, useful life: however this may be branded with the name of enthusiasm, it certainly is from God, because bare human efforts, unassisted by him, could never produce such effects as these
Enemy - ...
The Natural inclination of all people is to hate their enemies
Firstfruits - In the Natural world, the first sheaf of the crop was to be brought to God (Leviticus 23:10,11,17 ) as a guarantee that the rest of the harvest was coming
Scorpion - Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible10, London, 1911, pp
Mystery - for a truth revealed by God which is above the power of our Natural reason, or which we could not have discovered without revelation; such as the call of the Gentiles, Ephesians 1:9 ; the transforming of some without dying, &c
Eli - His failing and its penalty are a warning to all parents, even religious ones, and all in authority, to guard against laxity in ruling children and subordinates in the fear of the Lord, punishing strictly, though in love, all sin, jealous for God's honor even at the cost of offending man and of painting Natural parental feeling
Die - To be deprived of respiration, of the circulation of blood, and other bodily functions, and rendered incapable of resuscitation, as animals, either by Natural decay, by disease, or by violence to cease to live to expire to decease to perish and with respect to man, to depart from this world
Liberty - Moralists are accustomed to distinguish between formal freedom, or man’s Natural power of choice, and real freedom, or power to act habitually in accordance with the true and good
Gerizim - " Smith's Bible Dictionary identifies Gerazim with the mount on which Abraham offered Isaac, (see Moriah); it is objected to the temple mount being the site of Isaac's offering that "Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off," whereas the temple mount is not conspicuous from afar; also the Samaritans identify the site of the sacrifice with the Natural altar on Gerazim
Gaius - It is Natural to do so, as the passages stand so close together
Soldiers - The references to them, however, in the Gospels, except, as is Natural, in connexion with our Lord’s trial and crucifixion, are not numerous
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Bow - The bow being bent by drawing the string, and suddenly returning to its Natural state by its elastic force, throws an arrow to a great distance, and with force sufficient to kill an animal
Hebrew - The above characteristic was doubtless subsequently lost, and nothing seen in it but the Natural descent from Abraham through Isaac and Jacob; the same persons being mostly called Israelites
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Proverbs 30:17 (a) By this figure we are informed that this particular type of sinner may not die a Natural death, but will be subject to an unusual punishment which is unnatural
Flesh - It represents the Natural, evil human heart as in Ezekiel 36:26)
Countenance - To keep the countenance, is to preserve a calm, composed or Natural look, unruffled by passion to refrain from expressing laughter, joy, anger or other passion, by an unchanged countenance
Fair - He died a fair and Natural death
Injury - We may injure another in his name and character, by our own false and rash judgments of him; by false witness; by charging a man to his face with a crime which either we ourselves have forged, or which we know to have been forged by some other person; by detraction or backbiting; by reproach, or exposing another for some Natural imbecility either in body or mind; or for some calamity into which he is fallen, or some miscarriage of which he has been guilty; by inuendos, or indirect accusations that are not true
Benevolence - Natural benevolence expresses itself in the exclamation of those who heard of the fate of the wicked husbandmen in the parable, ‘God forbid’ (Luke 20:16)
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Medical science has confirmed his testimony, and furnished an explanation which at once defines the phenomenon as a perfectly Natural occurrence, and reveals somewhat of the awfulness of our Lord’s Passion
Sharp - ) To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the Natural tone
Transfiguration of Christ - " It has been observed, with much truth, that the condition in which Jesus Christ appeared among men, humble, weak, poor, and despised, was a true and continual transfiguration; whereas the transfiguration itself, in which he showed himself in the real splendour of his glory, was his true and Natural condition
Can - To have Natural strength, or capacity to be susceptible of to be able or free to undergo any change, or produce any effect, by the laws and constitution of nature, or by divine appointment
Paradise - From some points of view it would be more Natural to make these two passages refer to the two Paradises respectively, but a final conclusion is prevented by lack of evidence
Baal (1) - These gods were supposed to manifest themselves in the fertility, or in some startling Natural formation, of the locality where they were worshipped
Salt - Was procured by the Jews from the Dead Sea, wither from the immense hill or ridge of pure rock salt at its southwest extremity, or from that deposited on the shore by the Natural evaporation
Reu'Ben - The last historical notice which we possess of them, while it records this fact, records also as its Natural consequence that they and the Gadites and the half-tribe Manasseh were carried off by Pul and Tiglath-pileser
Law - Law of nature is the will of God relating to human actions, grounded in the moral differences of things, and, because discoverable by Natural light, obligatory upon all mankind, Romans 1:20 ; Romans 2:14-15 . In fact, this law of honour, in most instances, is favourable to the licentious indulgence of the Natural passions
Arminians - That true faith cannot proceed from the exercise of our Natural faculties and powers, nor from the force and operation of free will; since man, in consequence of his Natural corruption, is incapable either of thinking or doing any good thing; and that, therefore, it is necessary, in order to his conversion and salvation, that he be regenerated and renewed by the operation of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God through Jesus Christ
Corinth - Corinth also possessed numerous schools of philosophy and rhetoric; in which, as at Alexandria, the purity of the faith by an easy and Natural process, became early corrupted. Michaelis has produced another, more simple and Natural; namely, that Paul, on his return from Crete, visited Corinth a second time before he went to winter at Nicopolis
Ath'Ens - Themistocles transferred the naval station of the Athenians to the peninsula of Piraeus, which is distant about 4 1/2 miles from Athens, and contains three Natural harbors. Their Natural liveliness was partly owing to the purity and clearness of the atmosphere of Attica, which also allowed them to pass much of their time in the open air
Judges - Judging was the only royal function, under the theocracy, which was committed to man, and being moreover in the hands of the people's Natural leaders it held a very high place in popular estimation. The judges ruled more continuously from Gideon's time; his sons are regarded as his Natural successors (Judges 9:1-3); so Samuel's sons (1 Samuel 8:1; 1 Samuel 7:15), he ruled until his death; so too Eli (Judges 4:18)
Jerusalem (2) - Natural site. Natural site. Although the exact situation of the city has varied considerably during historical times, yet the main Natural features which gave Jerusalem its strength—and its weakness—both as a fortress and as a sanctuary, may be easily recognized to-day. Built, as it has been, in a peculiarly bare and ill-watered region, off the Natural lines of communication, it could never have enjoyed its long and famous history but for certain compensating advantages. Only those who understand how much this vast accumulation has blotted out the ancient Natural landmarks can realize how very difficult are even the essential and elementary questions of Jerusalem topography. ...
Of the broad Natural features that survive, most manifest are the two great valleys which demark the before mentioned tongue of land. was the city without Natural defence, and it was from these points that she always proved vulnerable. ...
The quadrilateral plateau enclosed by these valleys, about half a mile in breadth and some 1000 acres in extent, was subdivided by several shallow Natural valleys. This valley is evidently that described as the Tyropœon or Cheesemongers’ Valley, and by it the whole Natural site of Jerusalem is divided into Western and Eastern hills. 1) wrote of the ‘other hill, which was called Akra, and sustains the lower city’: it ‘is the shape of a moon when she is horned; over against this there was a third hill’—evidently, from the description, that covered by the Temple—‘but Naturally lower than Akra, and parted formerly from the other by a deep valley. ...
The Birket Israël is built across the width of a Natural valley which runs from N. They lie one below the other down a valley; their floors are made of the valley bed, deepened in places, and they are Naturally deepest at their lower or eastern ends; they increase in size from above downward
Inspiration - The conveying of certain extraordinary and supernatural notions or motions into the soul; or it denotes any supernatural influence of God upon the mind of a rational creature, whereby he is formed to any degree of intellectual improvement, to which he could not, or would not, in fact, have attained in his present circumstances in a Natural way. An inspiration of superintendency, in which God does so influence and direct the mind of any person as to keep him more secure from error in some various and complex discourse, than he would have been merely by the use of his Natural faculties. Inspiration of elevation, where the faculties act in a regular, and, as it seems, in a common manner, yet are raised to an extraordinary degree, so that the composure shall, upon the whole, have more of the true sublime or pathetic than Natural genius could have given. In these cases no supernatural influence was necessary to invigorate their minds; it was only necessary that they should be infallibly preserved from error. It is with respect to such passages of Scripture alone, as did not exceed the Natural ability of the writers to compose, that I would admit the notion of superintendence, if it should be admitted at all. "There are other parts of the Scriptures in which the faculties of the writers were supernaturally invigorated and elevated. ...
If a person of moderate talents should give as elevated a description of the majesty and attributes of God, or reason as profoundly on the mysterious doctrines of religion, as a man of the most exalted genius and extensive learning, we could not fail to be convinced that he was supernaturally assisted; and the conviction would be still stronger, if his composition should far transcend the highest efforts of the human mind. they could not have been known by any Natural means, nor was the knowledge of them attainable by a simple elevation of the faculties. ...
It is needless to dispute about a word; but suggestion seeming to express an operation on the mind, by which ideas are excited in it, is of too limited signification to denote the various modes in which the prophets and apostles were made acquainted with supernatural truths. But in answer to this objection it may be observed, that the Divine Spirit, whose operations are various, might act differently on different persons, according to the Natural turn of their minds. ...
He might enable one man, for instance, to write more sublimely than another, because he was Naturally of a more exalted genius than the other, and the subject assigned to him demanded more elevated language; or he might produce a difference in the style of the same man, by raising, at one time, his faculties above their ordinary state; and by leaving them at another, to act according to their native energy under his inspection and control
Woman (2) - But she has so long been accustomed to suggest, if not to direct, that it is Natural for her, when she sees an opportunity for the display of His power and the satisfaction of a need, to point it out. At the same time, it is clear that the Natural desire, even in one so humble and lowly as she was, to have some share in the events which would lead to the bringing in of the Kingdom, was not to be gratified. It was Natural that one who recognized the beauty of His character and the power of His words should say, ‘Blessed be the womb that bare thee, and the breasts that thou didst suck’ (Luke 11:27); but the answer, whilst admitting the blessing, pointed to a higher one within the reach of all. From this it is clear that whilst He gave her, who was blessed indeed amongst women in being His mother, full opportunities for the development of her mind and spirit, never checking during those thirty years those Natural desires to know all that He would tell her of the Kingdom of which the angel had spoken to her, yet He chiefly valued in her the growth of those spiritual graces which had led to her being selected for the high position she held
Eternal Fire (2) - Davidson see in the latter passage only the description of a present-world penalty: and this seems the more Natural interpretation. ) thought that it might come in the way of Natural consequence, without any direct infliction on the part of God. Sin, which yields pleasure here, becomes misery there without changing its nature, through the Natural working of moral law. Thus eternal life does not mean Natural life prolonged to infinity; such a life might be lived without any experience of the eternal life, which signifies life in fellowship with, or that partakes in, the eternal life of God
Imagination - If the form of His teaching can be relied on as an indication of His mental endowments, it is clear that truth Naturally clothed itself for Him in the form of concrete pictures and symbolic events. He seldom used imagery of a purely Natural kind, i. Our Lord’s use of Natural imagery may be put into words written elsewhere by the present writer:...
‘Nature is interesting to Him only as the handiwork of God, and the mirror of His perfections or providential care for His creatures, or of Him as the Creator of human joys and sorrows. ); His love of paradox (see Matthew 5:38-42 for four striking instances of this; also Mark 10:23 and John 6:53); the exquisite grace of some of His descriptions of Natural processes (Matthew 6:28 ff; Matthew 7:24 ff. Matthew 25:31-46), show a mastery over the resources of language to which only a poet whose Natural gift had been carefully disciplined to high uses could attain. In more illiterate periods, preachers Naturally followed this method of putting their discourses into a concrete, illustrative, and vivid style; but as books have spread, and the habit of reading has become general, there has been a growing tendency to throw sermons into a more literary form
Biblical Criticism - " On the whole the conservatives respect the Divine character of the sacred writings and place a high value on external evidence, while the radicals reject everything supernatural and draw their arguments almost entirely from internal evidence, colored for the most part by their subjective views on philosophy and history. The supernatural elements of the New Testament stood squarely against their principles and so had to be explained away. Reimarus (1694-1768) attributed them to fraud, Paulus (1761-1851) to Natural causes, Strauss (1808-1874) to myths gradually and unconsciously built up by popular religious enthusiasm, and Renan (1823-1892) to the romantic imaginations of the early Christians. Like other nations, the Jews must have passed by Natural processes through polytheism to monotheism; this development is disguised in the Bible where the notion of one God appears from the beginning; hence these books could have been composed only in the latter stages of the religious development when the prophets strove to strengthen their position by attributing recent ideas and practises to a remote past. The Old Testament is the Natural product of oriental minds on a par with the religious literatures of other ancient eastern nations. They have shown that the real weakness of radical criticism is its prejudice against the supernatural by which it has been led into an unscientific rejection of the evidence
Inspiration of Scripture - ...
According to the Natural intuition theory, inspiration is but a higher development of that Natural insight into truth which all persons possess to some degree. It makes the Bible a human, or Natural book, rather than a supernatural Book. What the writers would have known Naturally is not necessarily inspired
Miracles - But even if these can be explained as having Natural causes, they were still miracles to those who saw them. ...
This still leaves unexplained the large number of miracles for which there seem to be no Natural causes. Such supernatural interventions by God are not attacks on the so-called laws of nature. When God acts supernaturally, his actions may be contrary to the way people has usually seen nature work, but his actions do not break any laws of nature. His calming of the storm foreshadows the final perfection of the Natural creation (Matthew 8:24-27; Romans 8:19-21)
Growing - The Natural laws of physical development are by these writers boldly made to apply to the spiritual world. The Evangelists doubtless discovered in the verb αὐξάνω what they wished to convey about His childhood, and what they understood Him to teach in lessons drawn from the Natural world. Luke suggests a contrast with the Apocryphal Gospels, whose account of Christ’s infancy makes Him appear a wonder-working prodigy, a phenomenal child, anxious for the display of supernatural powers. Then they, as we, would perceive this Natural law in the spiritual world—a growing within, secret, beautiful, fertile, in men, and yet not of man, yielding the increase and harvest of the Spirit, His fruit rather than their works
Evil - ‘It is generally admitted that death is a Natural necessity for animal organisms such as man’s, and that before man was in the world death prevailed. It seems vain to justify Paul by speculations such as these: that God anticipating sin introduced death into the Natural order as a. penalty already prepared for sin, or that, had man preserved his innocence, he might have risen above this Natural necessity
Election - We say "in a more special sense," because as the entrance into the Jewish church was by Natural birth, and the entrance into the Christian church, properly so called, is by faith and a spiritual birth, these terms, although many became Christians by mere profession, and enjoyed various priviledges in consequence of their people or nation being chosen to receive the Gospel, have generally respect, in the New Testament, to bodies of true believers, or to the whole body of true believers as such. There was then a new election of a new people of God, to be composed of Jews, not by virtue of their Natural descent, but through their faith in Christ, and of Gentiles of all nations, also believing, and put as believers, on an equal ground with the believing Jews: and there was also a rejection, a reprobation, but not an absolute one; for the election was offered to the Jews first, in every place, by offering them the Gospel. Some embraced it, and submitted to be the elect people of God, on the new ground of faith, instead of the old one of Natural descent; and therefore the Apostle, Romans 11:7 , calls the believing part of the Jews, "the election," in opposition to those who opposed this "election of grace," and still clung to their former and now repealed election as Jews and the descendants of Abraham; "But the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Shimei, Shimeites - On account of his tribal and family connexions, it is quite Natural for him to be David’s bitter enemy
Devotion to the Holy Family - Since the three holiest persons the world has ever beheld, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, His immaculate mother, Mary, and His foster-father, Saint Joseph, dwelt together for many years in the humble home of Nazareth, it is Natural that Catholics should venerate them not only as individuals but also as a family
Family, Holy - Since the three holiest persons the world has ever beheld, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, His immaculate mother, Mary, and His foster-father, Saint Joseph, dwelt together for many years in the humble home of Nazareth, it is Natural that Catholics should venerate them not only as individuals but also as a family
Casuistry - For example, the law of the Church obliges us to hear Mass on Sundays; the Natural law demands that we help our neighbor who is in need
Libnah - Libnah (whiteness) perhaps is named from some Natural feature, as white poplars; as Rithmah is from retem "the juniper
Reckon, Reckoning - 3); in Romans 4:3,5,6,9,11,22-24 , of "reckoning" faith for righteousness, or "reckoning" righteousness to persons, in all of which the RV uses the verb "to reckon" instead of the AV "to count or to impute;" in Romans 4:4 the subject is treated by way of contrast between grace and debt, which latter involves the "reckoning" of a reward for works; what is owed as a debt cannot be "reckoned" as a favor, but the faith of Abraham and his spiritual children sets them outside the category of those who seek to be justified by self-effort, and, vice versa, the latter are excluded from the grace of righteousness bestowed on the sole condition of faith; so in Galatians 3:6 (RV, "was reckoned," AV, "was accounted"); since Abraham, like all the Natural descendants of Adam, was a sinner, he was destitute of righteousness in the sight of God; if, then, his relationship with God was to be rectified (i
Debir (1) - " They are the 31 royal cities; these divide the country into districts which have Natural boundaries, and contain severally one or more of the royal cities
Amaze, Amazement - It was said of any displacement, and especially, with reference to the mind, of that alteration of the normal condition by which the person is thrown into a state of surprise or fear, or both; or again, in which a person is so transported out of his Natural state that he falls into a trance, Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17
Dan - Their name disappears from the roll-book of the Natural and the spiritual Israel
Thorns - But it may be sufficient merely to note that they were regarded as the direct consequence of human sin, and so became the Natural symbols of sin and the sufferings in which it issues (Genesis 3:18, Numbers 33:55, Proverbs 22:5 etc
Divine Freedom - While God sometimes acts in miracles beyond the Natural potentials of His creation to accomplish His purposes, He does not act inconsistently with the order He established within creation
Heaven - It was Natural to think of the heavens as concave above the earth, and resting on some foundation, possibly of pillars, set at the extreme horizon ( 2 Samuel 22:9 , Proverbs 8:27-29 )
Tabor - Their existence and majestic appearance are a silent hymn to their Creator's praise; the view from Tabor comprises as much of Natural beauty and sacred interest as any in the Holy Land
Famine - A Natural result of famine is pestilence, due to improper and insufficient food, lack of water, and insanitary conditions
Mother - Native Natural received by birth as mother-wit
Holy Family, Devotion to the - Since the three holiest persons the world has ever beheld, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, His immaculate mother, Mary, and His foster-father, Saint Joseph, dwelt together for many years in the humble home of Nazareth, it is Natural that Catholics should venerate them not only as individuals but also as a family
Harvest - The gathering of things planted, a Natural time of reaping in joy what has been produced during the year in an agricultral community
Epaenetus - Nothing could be more Natural than that the work of superintending the local Christian communities should be entrusted to those among the first converts who were found capable of undertaking it
Stealing - The most Natural explanation of St
Double - ) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the Natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms Naturally double
Canon of Scripture - The Natural man is not competent to judge of such a question
Breathing - As Westcott observes, ‘the same image which was used to describe the communication of the Natural life [1] is here used to express the communication of the new, spiritual life of recreated humanity
Apostles - It was Natural that James, who was recognized as the head of the Church at Jerusalem, should be accorded the dignity of Apostleship, as well for his extreme sanctity as for his relationship to Jesus
Philosopher, Philosophy - It has an entirely different source, and works in the Natural mind of man, which should not have any place in Christianity
Athens - We ascended to the summit by means of steps cut in the Natural stone
Devil - Some have argued that these were afflicted by Natural diseases, such as epilepsy, insanity, etc
Wash - In painting, to lay a color over any work with a pencil, to give it the proper tints, and make it appear more Natural
King, - At the same time, if no partiality for a favorite wife or son intervened, there would always be a Natural bias of affection in favor of the eldest son
Excommunication - The punishment of excommunication is not appointed by the law of Moses; it is founded on the Natural right of self-protection which all societies enjoy
Miz'Pah - (Genesis 31:52 ) On this Natural watch-tower did the children of Israel assemble for the choice of a leader to resist the children of Ammon
Water Watering, Waterless - prefix, "hydro-," is used (a) of the Natural element, frequently in the Gospels; in the plural especially in the Apocalypse; elsewhere, e. ...
B — 1: ποτίζω (Strong's #4222 — Verb — potizo — pot-id'-zo ) "to give to drink," is used (a) Naturally in Luke 13:15 , "watering," with reference to animals; (b) figuratively, with reference to spiritual ministry to converts, 1 Corinthians 3:6-8
Platter - Originally a circular mat about three feet in diameter made of closely woven wheat straw in the Natural colour or of variegated pattern, it became a flat, low-rimmed tray of brass or copper, which was laid on the stool or low table around which the family gathered at meals
Desire - It can describe Natural desires, which include hunger for food, sexual longings, and desire for God. It can also describe unnatural desires or cravings, which include such things as greed and lust. In the Old Testament human desires were viewed as something Natural to humankind
Excommunication - Excommunication is founded upon a Natural right which all societies have of excluding out of their body such as violate the laws thereof, and it was originally instituted for preserving the purity of the church; but ambitious ecclesiastics converted it by degrees into an engine for promoting their own power, and inflicted it on the most frivolous occasions. "The exclusion of a person from any Christian church does not affect him temporal estate and civil affairs; it does not subject him to fines or imprisonments; it interferes not with the business of a civil magistrate; it makes no change in the Natural and civil relations between husbands and wives, parents and children, masters and servants; neither does it deprive a man of the liberty of attending public worship; it removes him, however, from the communion of the church, and the privileges dependent on it: this is done that he may be ashamed of his sin, and be brought to repentance; that the honour of Christ may be vindicated, and that stumbling-blocks may be removed out of the way
Nicodemus - John knew the high priest (John 18:15), so his knowledge of Nicodemus among the high priest's associates is Natural. Nicodemus viewed Jesus' solemn declaration as a Natural man, "how can these things be?" (John 3:4; John 3:9; compare John 6:52; John 6:60; 1 Corinthians 2:14). Naturally timid, Nicodemus nevertheless remonstrates with bigots
Honesty - ’ By creating the Christian character, Jesus cuts out the roots of dishonesty in deceit, treachery, and greed; and implants those principles of truth and honour of which honesty is one of the Natural fruits. The Natural conclusion is that the ‘lord’ referred to in v
Aenon - ’ He quotes the following description from The History of the Jerusalem Mission:—...
‘From the brow at Wady Fârʿah we descended with some difficulty into that “Valley of Delight,”—for such is the literal signification of its name,—and truly I have seen nothing so delightful in the way of Natural scenery, nor inviting in point of resources, etc. Ascending its bold stream from this point, we passed some half-dozen expansions of the stream, constituting the most beautiful Natural natatoria i have ever seen; the water, rivaling the atmosphere itself in transparency, of depth varying from a few inches to a fathom or more, shaded on one or both sides by umbrageous Fig-trees, and sometimes contained in Naturally excavated basins of red mottled marble—an occasional variegation of the common limestone of the country. A town thus placed would have been a conspicuous object from many parts of Judaea, and would have been Naturally referred to by the Evangelist when describing the location of aenon
Job, Book of - --Stanley says that "The whole book is a discussion of that great problem of human life: what is the intention of Divine Providence in allowing the good to suffer?" "The direct object is to show that, although goodness has a Natural tendency to secure a full measure of temporal happiness, yet that in its essence it is independent of such a result. ...
Then follows a discussion which arises in the most Natural manner from a visit of condolence on the part of three men who represent the wisdom and experience of the age
Jericho - Even though volcanic agency, of which traces are visible in the Jordan valley, may have been employed, the fall was no less miraculous; it would prove that the God of revelation employs His own Natural means in the spiritual world, by supernatural will ordering the exact time and direction of those Natural agencies to subserve His purposes of grace to His people, and foreannouncing to them the fact, and connecting it with their obedience to His directions: so in the Egyptian plagues
Physician - There were two sources of disease-supernatural, referred to the wrath of gods, as plague and melancholia; and Natural, as from drugs or wounds. Whatever of surgery was applied, as of binding or anointing, was probably performed by temple attendants, whom the patient’s dream identified with supernatural power. Theurgy was thus joined to Natural means of cure. Naturally the influence of these men increased. At Selinos and Agrigentum he put an end to two pestilences by seeking for and remedying the Natural causes. He recognized no supernatural cause of disease: ‘none is more divine or human than another,’ and ‘none arises without a Natural cause. ‘Natural powers are the healers of disease. Naturally he had no knowledge of either elementary and physiological chemistry or of bacteriology; he took no account of pulse, temperature, respiration, or analysis of urine. Sickness was referred to supernatural agencies. In his Natural History Pliny devotes many pages to a description of the ancient popular medicine, a crude empiricism mingled with fantastic and superstitious formulae; but even he makes no distinction between scientific and purely traditional domestic methods. In his Natural History (xxix
Testament - This development was ‘partly in the line of Natural growth in Greek will-making, … partly in the way of assimilation of Roman ideas on wills ’ ( Hist
Job, Book of - This view also agrees better than any other with its references to Natural objects, the art of mining, and other matters
Appoint - The most Natural reading of the passage suggests that Paul and Barnabas did
Bondage - The place filled by slavery in the social structure of that age made such a figure Natural and forceful
Faith - All this stands in contrast to belief in its purely Natural exercise, which consists of an opinion held in good "faith" without necessary reference to its proof
Famine And Drought - Other Natural forces also caused famines: locusts, wind, hail, and mildew (Joel 1:4 ; Amos 4:9 ; Haggai 2:17 )
Ur - If he left Ur at all, it was the most Natural place to which to go
Gibeah - ...
Isaiah shows it was on the Natural path of march for an enemy army such as the Assyrians attacking Jerusalem from the north
Hobab - But divine guidance does not preclude human; nay, the God of ordinary providence works by Natural means and is the same as the God of special grace
Uncorruptness - Paul has no doctrine of the Natural immortality’ of the soul; and in 1 Corinthians 15 he is dealing specifically with the resurrection of the body, so that ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘immortality’ are practically synonymous
Salamis - , where there is a good Natural harbour
Transfiguration - Peter (whether or not he gave a free hand to the scribe), the reference is Natural enough; if he was a later writer wishing to pose as the Apostle, he might equally well introduce a Petrine reminiscence
Agony - Jesus' agony in Gethsemane, "so that His sweat was as it were great clotted drops of blood" (thromboi ), namely, blood mixing with the ordinary watery perspiration, medically termed diapedesis, resulting from agitation of the nervous system, turning the blood out of its Natural course, and forcing the red particles into the skin excretories
Hardening of Heart - —(a) The relation in Scripture between the blood and the life (Leviticus 17:11) is such that the heart is Naturally ‘the typical centre of personal life’ (cf. ’ To a certain extent this is an unavoidable infirmity of man’s Natural condition
Joseph - "The story of his father's fondness, of his protest against sin among his brothers, of their jealous hostility and his prophetic dreams, of his sale by his brethren to Midianites and by them to Potiphar in Egypt, of the divine favor on his pure and prudent life, his imprisonment for three to twelve years for virtue's sake, his wonderful exaltation to power and his wise use of it for the good of the nation, of his tender and reverent care of his father, his magnanimity to his brethren, and his faith in the future of God's chosen people, is one of the most pleasing and instructive in the Bible, and is related in language inimitably Natural, simple, and touching
Fast, Fasting - It is a contrast to Moses and Elijah, they were apart from man's Natural condition to be with God; and He who as man was ever with God was so apart to be in conflict with the devil
Zadok - ) Many links are omitted in these lists (1 Chronicles 6:12; 1 Chronicles 9:11; Ezra 7:1-5); the repetition of the same names in a family is Natural
Cananaean - And Καναναῖος from קַנאָנַיָא is as Natural as Φαρισαῖος from פְּרִישַׁיָא, stat
Sun - When the mists were dispelled, and the seas confined within bounds, the heavenly bodies assumed their Natural functions, marking days and nights, seasons and years, and God appoints the sun to rule the day and the moon the night
Amulets And Charms - The Jews were in this respect like the rest of the world, and in the Talmud it is said that ninety-nine deaths occur from the evil eye to one from Natural causes (see Magic Divination and Sorcery)
Ararat - The extension of the name Naturally varied with the political limits of this State; but properly it seems to have denoted a small district on the middle Araxes, of which the native name Ayrarat is thought to be preserved in the Alarodioi of Herodotus (iii. Assuming, therefore, that the Biblical and Babylonian narratives have a common origin, the landing-place of the ark would seem to have been pushed gradually northward, the Natural tendency of such a tradition being to attach itself to the highest mountain known at the time
Grace - Natural or acquired excellence any endowment that recommends the possessor to others as the graces of wit and learning
Have - Sometimes they will have them to be the Natural heat sometimes they will have them to be the qualities of the tangible parts
Archippus - The usual supposition, however, that Archippus lived with Philemon at Colossae and also laboured there, appears, on the whole, more Natural and probable
Draught of Fishes - ’...
The Natural explanation of the miracle, that from a distance Jesus saw what those in the boat failed to observe, is possible, but is not necessary
Weaving - By the process of spinning, which was very simple in the origin, the weaver is furnished with threads far superior to any Natural vegetable fibres in lightness, strength, and flexibility; and he has only to combine them together in the most advantageous manner
Noah - The rabbins pretend that God gave Noah and his sons certain general precepts, which contain, according to them, the Natural duties which are common to all men indifferently, and the observation of which alone will be sufficient to save them
Level - ) A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to Natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level
Armor - This simple weapon, with which David killed the giant Philistine, was the Natural attendant of a shepherd
Arms - This simple weapon, with which David killed the giant Philistine, was the Natural attendant of a shepherd
Joseph - His history is one of the most pleasing and instructive in the Bible; and is related in language inimitably Natural, simple, and touching
Carmel - The rock of the mountain is a hard limestone, abounding in Natural caves, Amos 9:3
Providence - Belief in Providence means to the Christian, trust in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has so clearly revealed His will in His Son as to make it plain to His children that Natural laws may not only subserve moral and spiritual ends in this present time, but may also further His unerring purposes which are not bounded by this mortal life ( Romans 8:28 , 2 Corinthians 4:11 ff
Change - To become acid or tainted to turn from a Natural state of sweetness and purity as, the wine is changed thunder and lightning are said to change milk
Solomon's Song - While thus engaged, it always seemed Natural to me to sing or chant forth my mediations, or to speak my thoughts in soliloquies with a singing voice
Low - Sunk to the Natural level of the ocean by the retiring of the tide as low water
Life - In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an organized being, in which its Natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions
Law - The "law in the mind" and the "law in the members," mean the holy impulses of a regenerated should and the perverse inclinations of the Natural heart, Romans 7:21-23
Babylonia - This gulf was indeed its only definite and Natural boundary; for towards the north, towards the east or Persia, and towards the west or desert Arabia, its limits were quite indefinite
Arms, Armor - The subject Naturally divides itself into-- I. ...
The SLING is first mentioned in (Judges 20:16 ) This simple weapon, with which David killed the giant Philistine, was the Natural attendant of a shepherd
Faith - All this stands in contrast to belief in its purely Natural exercise, which consists of an opinion held in good "faith" without necessary reference to its proof
Year - , Luke 3:1 (dates were frequently reckoned from the time when a monarch began to reign); in Galatians 3:17 the time of the giving of the Law is stated as 430 "years" after the covenant of promise given to Abraham; there is no real discrepancy between this and Exodus 12:40 ; the Apostle is not concerned with the exact duration of the interval; it certainly was not less than 430 "years;" the point of the argument is that the period was very considerable; Galatians 1:18 ; 2:1 mark events in Paul's life; as to the former the point is that three "years" elapsed before he saw any of the Apostles; in Galatians 2:1 the 14 "years" may date either from his conversion or from his visit to Peter mentioned in Galatians 1:18 ; the latter seems the more Natural (for a full discussion of the subject see Notes on Galatians by Hogg and Vine, pp
Home, at Home - " The implication in being "at home with the Lord" after death is a testimony against the doctrine of the unconsciousness of the spirit, when freed from the Natural body
Nard - 233–238; Tristram, Natural History of the Bible, p
Sin - Human sin originated in the human heart; the act of disobedience was the Natural outcome (Proverbs 4:23; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23). They have come into a state of conflict with the Natural world (Genesis 3:17-19; Matthew 24:39), with their fellow human beings (Genesis 3:12-13; 1 John 3:12), with their inner selves (Genesis 3:7; Genesis 3:11-13; Romans 7:15; Romans 7:19) and with God (Genesis 3:8-10; Genesis 3:22-24; Romans 3:10-18). ...
People do not need to be taught to do wrong; they do it Naturally, from birth. It has a Natural tendency to rebel against God’s law (Romans 7:11-13; Romans 8:7-8; Galatians 5:17-21; Colossians 2:23;)
Bread - They can then be opened a little at one side, and the loaf thus forms a Natural pouch enclosing the meat, cheese, raisins or olives to be eaten with it by the labourer. To the disciples of Jesus, ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ would seem a very Natural petition. It was a gravely unnatural offence to violate that law of hospitality. God’s gift of Natural food to His people enters into the praises of the Magnificat (Luke 1:53)
Fish, Fisher, Fishing - The only fish mentioned in the Gospels, the only ones, consequently, which come within the scope of this Dictionary, are those of the Lake of Gennesaret, to which we Naturally add those that are found in the upper course of the Jordan or in the springs in the neighbourhood of the Lake. It is certainly most Natural to suppose that Peter had discarded all his clothes; the fact that he afterwards hastily girds on his ἐπενδύτης, lit. This fish has the strange peculiarity that, when it is withdrawn from its Natural element, it utters cries like the mewings of a cat, and that it can live for several days out of the water. 162–177, also Natural History of the Bible8 [5] , 1889, pp
Poetry - The presence of poetry in the Bible is Natural and fitting. As it is the form of composition which is easiest to memorize, whether in the earlier stages of a literature, or later in the expression of common religious experience, it is Natural that poetry should be preserved, and should be the preserver of Hebrew thought. As the literature of emotion and imagination, it is Naturally used to express religious emotion and religious ideals. The very reasons which make the presence of poetry in the Bible Natural and fitting, operate to make its definition difficult. The more Natural the poetic expression of thought and feeling, the freer it will be from conventional regulation, and the less sharp will be the difference between the prose and the poetical literature of a people. The Hebrew language was indeed dominated by tradition, which made it difficult to alter established practice; but in case the tradition was one of freedom on the part of the writer to construct his poem as he chose, it Naturally operated to keep him free from the complicated rules which spring up in the later periods of the life of a language. ...
Until the contrary is shown on other grounds, it must be assumed that the Hebrew accent system, differing traditionally from Arabic and Syriac, differed from them actually; and as the traditional grammatical forms depend largely upon the accent, the Natural Inference is that it is an important feature of the language
Exodus, the - Natural causes alone will not explain the facts of the case, especially if they are taken in connection with God's prophecy of them through Moses. The agency whereby the passage was effected was Natural, overruled by God to subserve His purpose of redeeming His people; in this lies its supernatura1 element; "the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided" (Psalms 114:3). The awful and lengthened approach as to some Natural sanctuary, the plain not shut in but presenting a long retiring sweep against which the people could remove and stand afar off; the cliff rising suddenly and steeply so that it could easily be marked off by 'bounds' like a huge altar in front of the whole congregation, and visible against the sky in lonely grandeur from end to end of the whole plain, the very image of the 'mount that might be touched,' and from which the 'voice of God' might be heard far and wide over the stillness of the plain below, widened at that point to the utmost extent by the confluence of all the contiguous valleys; the adytum (shrine) withdrawn as if in the end of the world from all the stir and confusion of earthly things" (Stanley, in Cook's essay, vol. from the base of Ras Sufsafeh there runs across the plain a low semicircular mound, forming a Natural theater; further off, on either side of the plain, the slopes of the enclosing mountains would seat great hosts
Election - ...
Here, however, it will Naturally be asked Is there not, after all, a reason for these and similar elections in the greater congruity of the object with the purpose for which it was designed? If God chose Abraham, was it not because Abraham was the best fitted among existing men for such a vocation? Was Isaac not better fitted than Ishmael, and Jacob than Esau, to be the transmitters of the promise? This leads to a remark which carries us much deeper into the nature of election. It is a shallow view of the Divine election which regards it as simply availing itself of happy varieties of character spontaneously presenting themselves in the course of Natural development. The answer to that question can be found only in the Divine ordering; election working in the Natural sphere prior to its being revealed in the spiritual, God does not simply find His instruments He creates them: He has had them, in a true sense, in view, and has been preparing them from the foundation of things. This is the next step in the OT development the realization of an election within the election, of a true and spiritual Israel within the Natural, of individual election as distinct from national. This yields us the Natural transition to the NT conception
Mockery - If, however, that narrative is historical, and there is no cogent reason for doubting it, it was perfectly Natural that Herod and his guards should mock one who claimed to be king. This in itself is perfectly Natural, but it implies that Jesus was blindfolded, though there is no reference to this in Mt. To this Frazer replies that they may have fallen in with the local customs, but, quite apart from this, it was Natural that without sharing Jewish beliefs they would be quite ready to join in the sport. Nothing was more Natural than that the supporters of an alien empire should mock royal claims put forward by one who belonged to the subject people, and no derision was more effective than the dressing up of their victim as king
Title on the Cross - The true reading, therefore, preserves the more Natural order. ...
Bilingual and trilingual inscriptions such as this were Naturally common in the East under the Roman Empire. It can be said with some confidence that it is more Natural that ὁ Ναζωραῖος should represent the word of the Aramaic inscription, as this method of description would have little point for those who would read the Greek or the Latin (cf
Transmigration - at least in part, in the fact that he was known to have had a Natural birth; whereas the return of Elijah would necessarily exclude such birth. The idea of transmigration is more Natural in this passage, but even here it is not clearly set forth
Conflagration - Philosophers contend for its being produced from Natural causes, and will have it effected according to the laws of mechanics. Some suppose that the earth will not be entirely consumed, but that the matter of which it consists will be fixed, purified, and refined, which they say will be the Natural consequence of the action of fire upon it; though it is hard to say what such a purification can do towards fitting it for its intended purpose, for it is certain a mass of crystal or glass would very ill answer the following parts of this hypothesis
Man - under the penalty of death Natural , spiritual, and eternal. Had he obeyed this law, he might have had reason to expect that he would not only have had the continuance of his Natural and spiritual life, but have been transported to the upper paradise
Mount Mountain - Palestine being an exceptionally mountainous country, it was Natural that Biblical writers should often allude to its physical features; but it is noteworthy that they spend little time in describing the mere scenery. Mountains are also the Natural image for eternal continuance and stability
Kingdom - Thus the "kingdom" is said to be "in mystery" now, Mark 4:11 , that is, it does not come within the range of the Natural powers of observation, Luke 17:20 , but is spiritually discerned, John 3:3 (cp. " ...
"Now, the King and His rule being refused, those who enter the Kingdom of God are brought into conflict with all who disown its allegiance, as well as with the desire for ease, and the dislike of suffering and unpopularity, Natural to all
Hornet - The hornet, in Natural history, belongs to the species crabo, of the genus vespa or wasp. And in his Appendix he has given a drawing of it, magnified, for distinctness' sake, something above twice the Natural size: after which he observes, "He has no sting, though he seems to me to be rather of the bee kind; but his motion is more rapid and sudden than that of the bee, ( volitans, ) and resembles that of the gad-fly in England. Such undesigned coincidences are most satisfactory and convincing; they show that the poet and the Naturalist both copied from nature
Mount Mountain - Palestine being an exceptionally mountainous country, it was Natural that Biblical writers should often allude to its physical features; but it is noteworthy that they spend little time in describing the mere scenery. Mountains are also the Natural image for eternal continuance and stability
New Commandment - Our love to one another is henceforth to be Christian love—not grounded in a mere Natural instinct, but in an inward fellowship with Christ. (d) The simplest and most Natural explanation is that Christ has in effect established a new morality by His insistence on love as the fulfilment of the Law
Son, Sonship - The son has a Natural claim on parental bounty (Matthew 7:9); he is the object of deep parental love and solicitude (Matthew 10:37; Matthew 20:20 f. The Natural heirship of the son appears in Mark 12:6 (and parallels) and in Luke 15:12, where the technical term (τὸ ἐπιβάλλον μέρος) for the heir’s portion occurs (see Deissmann, Bible Studies, English translation p. Arising out of the notion of the filial relation in its Natural sense, we have the idiomatic use of the phrase ‘son of’ as a familiar characteristic of the Gospel phraseology
City - Bethlehem and Bethsaida, though generally classed as cities, are spoken of as κῶμαι in John 7:42, Mark 8:23; Mark 8:26, the Natural inference from which is that the words ‘city,’ ‘town,’ and ‘village,’ though having, as with us, a technical signification, were occasionally used in a looser and less precise manner. Jericho was rich in the Natural wealth of the East, but singularly poor in heroic memories. The fact is noteworthy as showing the place and influence of Christianity in the Natural evolution of humanity
Jordan - Professor Hull, the eminent Irish geologist, accounts for this great Natural cleft by supposing that towards the end of the Eocene period a great ‘fault’ or fracture was caused by the contraction from east to west of the limestone crust of the earth. In view of what has been said, it is obvious that the Jordan forms a Natural boundary to Palestine proper. In the earlier books of the OT we frequently meet with the expressions ‘on this side Jordan,’ and ‘on the other side of the Jordan,’ which suggest that the Jordan was a dividing line and a Natural boundary
Force - Again, it is evident that this power in its nature and in all its forms of manifestation belongs to the supernatural order of things. But in the sphere of things into which the order of ideas considered here introduces one, the supernatural and the Natural are one. And within this moral sphere there is no absolute distinction between the Natural and the supernatural. This is the real truth; and whether it be called Natural or supernatural is only a difference in name. The question raised for science by His mighty works is in reality not a question of Natural law; it is a question of Natural force or energy
Palestine - And a noteworthy feature in these hills is the abundance of caverns, partly Natural, partly, perhaps, artificial
Pagan - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Paganism - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Tadmor - ...
Tadmor, of whose origin and earlier history we know nothing, lay upon a great Natural road through the desert, not far from the Euphrates, and not very far from Damascus
Athens - It is cut in the Natural rock
Fundamental Theology - The science which demonstrates that God has granted a supernatural revelation and has established a Church to be the custodian and interpreter of this revelation. With this principle valid, fundamental theology goes on to prove from Natural reason the twofold fact of supernatural revelation actually granted and of an authoritative interpreter permanently established
Matrimony - This sacrament may be received by any baptized person, provided that there is no Natural impediment and none that arises from the law of God or of the Church
Burial - Graves were frequently either Natural caverns or artificial excavations formed in the sides of rocks (Genesis 23:9 ; Matthew 27:60 ); and coffins were seldom used, unless when the body was brought from a distance
Bashan - of this is a Natural fortress thickly strewed with shattered basalt, through which tortuous fissures are the only paths
Joppa - ...
Joppa is the only Natural harbor on the Mediterranean between ancient Ptolemais and Egypt, and its facilities in biblical days were far less than outstanding
Arabah - In Joshua 11:16; Joshua 12:8, the Arabah takes its place among the Natural divisions of the country, and in Deuteronomy 3:17 in connection with the sea of Chinnereth (Gennesareth) and the Dead Sea
Synzygus - The difficulty with regard to this-the Natural explanation-is that Synzygus is a very unusual name and, in fact, does not seem to occur at all in extant literature, though C. It is to be assumed that Synzygus had done much for the progress of the gospel in Philippi, and the Apostle applies to himself and his friend the common biblical comparison of the pair of oxen ploughing or threshing together under the same yoke, as this was Naturally suggested by his name (cf
Soul - The NT uses "may be analyzed approximately as follows: ...
(a) the Natural life of the body, Matthew 2:20 ; Luke 12:22 ; Acts 20:10 ; Revelation 8:9 ; 12:11 ; cp
Self-Deception - We confound the mere assent of the understanding Naturally, attended by some correspondent but transient sensibilities, with the impulses of the affections and determination of the will. We are apt to ascribe to settled principles the good actions, which are the mere effect of Natural temper
Generation, Eternal - ...
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
Druids - They were versed in astrology, geometry, Natural philosophy, politics, and geography; they were the interpreters of religion, and the judges of all affairs indifferently. Strabo, however, does not comprehend all these different orders under the denomination of druids; he only distinguishes three kinds; bardi, poets; the vates, priests and Naturalists; and the druids, who, besides the study of nature, applied themselves likewise to morality
Truth - A Natural development from this was to speak of ‘truth’ as referring to the whole body of Christian teaching (2 Corinthians 4:2; Galatians 2:5; Galatians 5:7; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:15)
Adoption - Act of leaving one's Natural family and entering into the privileges and responsibilities of another
Hermon - Zion is the mountain where this spiritual dew descends, as pleasant as the Natural dew that descends on Hermon
Darkness - The absence, privation, or want of Natural light. Let this, however, be as it may, it was an awful judgment on the Egyptians; and we may Naturally conclude that it must have also spread darkness and distress over their minds as well as their persons
Face - ) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether Natural, assumed, or acquired
Cuttings in the Flesh - The reference is to the practice, not confined to the Hebrews or even to their Semitic kinsfolk, of making incisions in the face, hands ( Jeremiah 48:37 ), and other parts of the body to the effusion of blood, as part of the rites of mourning for the dead (see Marks, § 4), and by a Natural transition, to which the wearing of sackcloth forms a parallel, in times of national calamity
Judging - ‘He that is spiritual,’ he says again, ‘is judged of no man’; but his meaning is that the Natural man is incompetent to judge the spiritual man in regard to spiritual things
Melita - of Sicily, and the wind ‘Euraquilo’ ( Acts 27:14 ) would drive them from Crete to Malta if the captain, realizing that his chief danger was the Syrtis quicksands ( Acts 27:17 ), took the Natural precaution of bearing up into the wind as much as the weather permitted. Naturally there are local traditions of St
Michael - This is the only place in the NT besides Judges 1:9 where the word ‘archangel’ occurs, and though the archangel in this case is not named, it is Natural to suppose that the great archangel is meant
Malchus - The Natural order of events was first the healing of the wound, followed, while Malchus’ friends were crowding around him, by the rebuke of Peter, and then, as soon as the people were ready to listen, by the taunting protest in regard to the manner of the arrest
Serpent - Naturally there are numerous references, in the OT, in the NT, and in Rabbinical literature, to serpents as well-known but generally disagreeable inhabitants of the country. On Natural history: Tristram, Nat
Jailor - The presence of the miraculous element, if the earthquake is to be so regarded, in no way militates against this assumption, for the ‘we sections are full of the supernatural’ (Harnack, Acts of the Apostles, Eng. Assume the possibility of the earthquake, which in itself is a Natural occurrence, treated in this case as a special instance of providential interference, and there is nothing absolutely inexplicable in the course of events which follows
Aquila And Priscilla - A Natural inference from this fact is that Priscilla was a more active worker in the Christian Church than her husband
Breast - ...
Hosea 9:14 (a) GOD is warning Israel that He will punish them by preventing the blessings which they expected to receive and would dry up their Natural resources of sustenance
Army - Until the time of the kings this Natural or tribal organisation seems to have been usual, but in the time of Saul there was a body guard, 1 Samuel 13:2 , and a captain of the host, 1 Samuel 17:55
Corn - —Candolle, Origine des Plantes Cultivées; Löw, Aramaische Pflanzennamen; Tristram, Natural History of the Bible; see also Bruder’s Concord
Carnal - ) is equivalent to the contrast he elsewhere makes of ‘natural’ and ‘spiritual’ (1 Corinthians 2:13 ff
Cross - To counteract to clash or interfere with to be inconsistent with as, Natural appetites may cross our principles
Love to God - It includes a knowledge of his Natural excellences, Psalms 8:1 . Shall we, therefore, utterly discard that generous passion, and consider it as nothing more than the unnatural fervour of a romantic imagination? Every heart revolts against so wild a thought! and why, then, must we suffer the lover of God to be banished out of the world, because it has been sometimes improperly represented or indiscreetly exercised? It is not either from the visionary mystic, the sensual fanatic, or the frantic zealot, but from the plain word of God, that we are to take our ideas of this divine sentiment
Dorcas - It is Natural that St
Cloud - For is not the church the same? Is not Jesus's love to it the same? And doth he not go before it now in the pillar of cloud by day, and follow it in the pillar of fire by night, to guide, to bless, to protect, yea, himself to be the very supply to it, through all the eventful journies of its wilderness state, from the Succoth of the beginning of the spiritual life, even to Jordan, the river of Natural death opening to glory? What though the cloud, in the miraculous movements of it as to Israel, is not seen, yet the Lord of the cloud, in his presence, grace, and love, is sensibly known and enjoyed
Darkness - In the Natural sense of the word, it means the obscurity, such as is described at the original state of things, when JEHOVAH went forth in acts of creation. Dionysius the Areopagite, in his epistle to Polycarp, makes mention of it with decided convictions on his mind, that the event was supernatural. But what are all the testimonies of profane writers to those which God the Holy Ghost gives of it? Some have thought, that this supernatural darkness was the Father's frown at the Jews' cruelty, in crucifying Christ
Divorce - As the ancient Hebrews paid a stipulated price for the privilege of marrying, they seemed to consider it the Natural consequence of making a payment of that kind, that they should be at liberty to exercise a very arbitrary power over their wives, and to renounce or divorce them whenever they chose
Mark, Gospel of - It is the shortest of the four Gospels, and contains almost no incident or teaching which is not contained in one of the other two synoptists; but (2) it is by far the most vivid and dramatic in its narratives, and their pictorial character indicates not only that they were derived from an eye and ear witness, but also from one who possessed the observation and the graphic artistic power of a Natural orator such as Peter emphatically was
Creation - The six days there spoken of have usually been taken for our present Natural days; but modern geological researches have given rise to the idea that "day" here denotes a longer period. Thirdly, that God compressed the work of those untold ages into six short days, and created the world as he did Adam, in a state of maturity, embodying in its rocks and fossils those rudimental forms of animal and vegetable life which seem Naturally to lead up to the existing forms
Samaria - " ...
"The present village is small and poor, and after passing the valley, the ascent to it is very steep; but viewed from the station of our tents, it is extremely interesting, both from its Natural situation and from the picturesque remains of a ruined convent of good Gothic architecture
Love - Between certain Natural relatives, love seems to be in some cases instinctive
Power - In Matthew 26:64 the word ‘power’ is employed for God Himself, and it is accordingly very Natural that it should be often used to denote the various forms of God’s activity, especially in His works of creation and redemption. (1) In Matthew 7:22 , Luke 10:13 , Acts 2:22 ; Acts 8:13 , ‘powers,’ or ‘mighty works,’ along with ‘signs and wonders,’ are to be understood as miracles, and were concrete manifestations of supernatural power. (5) ‘The powers of the age to come’ ( Hebrews 6:5 ) are best understood of all supernatural gifts and spiritual forces which belong to the age or dispensation of the New Covenant, of which Jesus is the Mediator (cf
Presbytery - But early in the post-Apostolic age one of the congregational presbyter-bishops rose, by what was probably a process of Natural evolution (cf
Theology, Fundamental - The science which demonstrates that God has granted a supernatural revelation and has established a Church to be the custodian and interpreter of this revelation. With this principle valid, fundamental theology goes on to prove from Natural reason the twofold fact of supernatural revelation actually granted and of an authoritative interpreter permanently established
Under - The effect of medicine is sometimes under and sometimes above or over its Natural strength
ma'gi - (Jeremiah 29:3,13 ) "Originally they were a class of priests among the Persians and Medes who formed the king's privy council, and cultivated as trology, medicine and occult Natural science
Gal'Ilee - Galilee was a region of great Natural fertility
mo'ab - ( Numbers 21:13 ; Judges 11:18 ) The territory occupied by Moab at the period of its greatest extent, before the invasion of the Amorites, divided itself Naturally into three distinct and independent portions:-- (1) The enclosed corner or canton south of the Arnon was the "field of Moab. As a Natural consequence of the late events, Israel, Judah and Edom united in an attack on Moab, resulting in the complete overthrow of the Moabites
Way - 1: ὁδός (Strong's #3598 — Noun Feminine — hodos — hod-os' ) denotes (a) "a Natural path, road, way," frequent in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, e
Petrus, Bishop of Sebaste - His acquirements were very varied, and he had a Natural gift for handicrafts, in which, without any direct instruction, he excelled as much as in intellectual pursuits (ib
Serpent - Naturally there are numerous references, in the OT, in the NT, and in Rabbinical literature, to serpents as well-known but generally disagreeable inhabitants of the country. On Natural history: Tristram, Nat
James the Brother of Jesus - Since the brothers and sisters of Jesus are usually mentioned in association with Mary the mother of Jesus, it is Natural to assume that she was their mother (Matthew 12:46; Matthew 13:55-56; John 2:12)
Anger (2) - It is the vehement repulsion of that which hurts, and there is no spiritual, as there is no Natural, life without it. Their anger is Natural, not spiritual; selfish, not guided by consideration of principle; the indulgence of a temper, not the staking of one’s being for a cause. The other instances in which the same word is used (Mark 10:41; Mark 14:4, Matthew 21:15, Luke 13:14) show that a Natural feeling of being hurt or annoyed is what the word specifically means. To follow Christ is a great enterprise, like building a tower, or going to war; it requires the painful sacrifice of the tenderest Natural affections, the renunciation of the most valued possessions; and when it is affected by people who have no moral salt in them—who could not win it from themselves to give up anything for God and His cause—the resentment of Jesus rises into scorn (Luke 14:34 f. The sin of sins was that of leading others into sin, especially ‘the little ones’—the weak, the untaught, the easily perplexed and easily misled—whose hearts were otherwise Naturally right with Him. Peter tempts Jesus to decline the cross—in other words, tries to make Him stumble at the will of the Father; and the indignant vehemence with which he is repelled—‘Get thee behind me, Satan’—shows how real the temptation was, and how a prompt and decisive resentment is the Natural security in such trials. ...
(b) It is Natural to take account here of the passage on retaliation and non-resistance in Matthew 5:38 ff
Adam - As their Natural passions now became irregular, and their exposure to accidents was great, God made a covering of skins for Adam and for his wife; and expelled them from the garden, to the country without; placing at the east of the garden cherubims and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. "For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity:" and though other creatures were made capable of immortality, and at least the material human frame, whatever we may think of the case of animals, would have escaped death, had not sin entered the world; yet, without admitting the absurdity of the "natural immortality" of the human soul, that essence must have been constituted immortal in a high and peculiar sense which has ever retained its prerogative of continued duration amidst the universal death not only of animals, but of the bodies of all human beings. ...
To these we are to add the intellectual powers, and we have what divines, in perfect accordance with the Scriptures, have called, "the Natural image of God in his creatures," which is essential and ineffaceable. This Natural image of God was the foundation of that MORAL image by which also man was distinguished. That he had such qualities eminently, and that in them consisted the image of God, as well as in the Natural attributes just stated, we have also the express testimony of Scripture: "Lo this only have I found, that God made man UPRIGHT; but they have sought out many inventions. —Generally, he was made in the image of God, which, we have already proved, is to be understood morally as well as Naturally. The "knowledge" in which the Apostle Paul, in the passage quoted above from Colossians 3:10 , places "the image of God" after which man was created, does not merely imply the faculty of understanding, which is a part of the Natural image of God; but that which might be lost, because it is that in which we may be "renewed. The whole of this transaction was supernatural; the beasts were "brought" to Adam, and it is probable that he named them under a Divine suggestion. From the first he was able to converse with God; and we may, therefore, infer that language was in him a supernatural and miraculous endowment
Galilee - -The Natural boundaries of Galilee never agreed with its political frontiers. The Naturallimits are Esdraelon, the Mediterranean Sea, the Jordan valley, and the gorge of the river Litany. ’ The latter are certainly the Natural divisions. The whole region is of great Natural fertility, owing to abundance of water, rich volcanic soil, the gentleness of the slopes, and the openness of the plains. ...
As to (b), all authorities unite in celebrating the Natural wealth of Galilee, The other half of the promise made to the Hebrews was also true of this highly favoured province
Adoption - 59) that the word ‘become’ shows an adoptive, not a Natural, sonship; we are first said to be made (Genesis 1:26), and afterwards, on receiving the grace of the Spirit, to be begotten. ’ The promise of Revelation 21:7 to ‘him that overcometh’ equally implies adoption, not Natural sonship: ‘I will be his God, and he shall be my son’; and so (but less explicitly) do the sayings in Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 12:9 that Jesus ‘brings many sons unto glory’ (see below, § 5), and that God deals with us ‘as with sons. Paul of the figure of adoption in the case of Jews and Christians leads us by a Natural consequence to the doctrine that our Lord is the Son of God by nature. It is this distinction between an adoptive and a Natural sonship which gives point to the title ‘Only-begotten’ (q
Minucius Felix, Marcus - 1), who describes him as a lawyer, "non ignobilis inter causidicos loci," but Lactantius may be merely drawing a Natural inference from the introduction to the book itself, where Minucius tells how he had taken advantage of the court holidays to leave Rome for Ostia, "ad vindimeam feriae judiciariam curam relaxaverant. In proof how Natural is the belief in God's unity, he appeals to the common use of the singular Deus, both in common speech and in the writings of the poets. As for the Christian doctrines which Caecilius had represented as absurd and incredible, different heathen philosophers had taught a future destruction of the world by fire or otherwise; some of them had taught a transmigration of souls, a doctrine quite as difficult as that of the resurrection of the body and less Natural. Is it not, then, most Natural to believe that as he has drawn his arguments for Theism from Cicero, he has taken his defence of Christianity from Tertullian? In the common matter there are considerable differences as to arrangement and form of expression
Swedenborgians - He enjoyed early the advantages of a liberal education, and being Naturally endowed with uncommon talents for the acquirement of learning, his progress in the sciences was rapid and extensive; and he soon distinguished himself by several publications in the Latin language, which gave proof of equal genius and erudition. For it is taught by Baron Swedenborg, that the sense of the letter of the holy word is the basis, the continent, and the firmament, of its spiritual and celestial senses, being written according to the doctrine of correspondencies between things spiritual and things Natural, and thus designed by the Most High as the vehicle of communication of the eternal spiritual truths of his kingdom to the minds of men. It is farther endeavoured to be shown that Jesus Christ spake continually according to this same doctrine, veiling divine and spiritual truths under Natural images, especially in his parables, and thus communicating to man the most important mysteries relative to himself and his kingdom, under the most beautiful and edifying figures taken from the Natural things of this world
Science (2) - The Hebrews defined, not by reference to a class—as when we say ‘man is a rational animal’—but by reference to a type, as when it is implied that Natural man is Adam, and redeemed man is Christ, the second Adam (Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 15). ...
In the second place, this inability to think abstractly prevented the Hebrews from arriving at the notion of Natural law. ...
The nearest approach which Hebrew thought offers to our highly abstract Natural laws is to be found in certain proverbial sayings (e. But although ‘truth,’ according to the mind of Christ, was a Hebrew and religious concept and not the modern scientific notion, the thought of Jesus was free from all the extravagances which we have seen to be characteristic of the Jews, though it shared some of their conceptions as to Natural phenomena. Whether this abstinence from scientific speculation and instruction was intentional (as Wendt suggests), or the Natural result of His unwavering and complete concentration of soul upon ‘His Father’s business,’ is not important in this connexion. It is sufficient to notice that He eschewed alike Rabbinical explanations and scientific research, dealing finally only with ‘those matters which are Naturally the objects of spiritual intuition,’ and which, unlike Natural phenomena, cannot be adequately investigated by the human understanding. ...
So far as nature is concerned, then, we may say that the knowledge which Jesus exhibits in His sayings is just such as a free mind with great Natural powers of fresh observation might gather from a joyous intercourse with the ordinary aspects of the material world
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - Natural phenomena involving clouds are depicted occasionally in the Old Testament, but far from being only "natural," these are invariably linked with the direct activity of God
Corrupt, Verb And Adjective. Corruption, Corruptible, Incorruption, Incorruptible - " It is used (a) physically, (1), of the condition of creation, as under bondage, Romans 8:21 ; (2) of the effect of the withdrawal of life, and so of the condition of the human body in burial, 1 Corinthians 15:42 ; (3) by metonymy, of anything which is liable to "corruption," 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; (4) of the physical effects of merely gratifying the Natural desires and ministering to one's own needs or lusts, Galatians 6:8 , to the flesh in contrast to the Spirit, "corruption" being antithetic to "eternal life;" (5) of that which is Naturally short-lived and transient, Colossians 2:22 , "perish;" (b) of the death and decay of beasts, 2 Peter 2:12 , RV, "destroyed" (first part of verse; lit. 2, is used (a) of man as being mortal, liable to decay (in contrast to God), Romans 1:23 ; (b) of man's body as death-doomed, 1 Corinthians 15:53,54 ; (c) of a crown of reward at the Greek games, 1 Corinthians 9:25 ; (d) of silver and gold, as specimens or "corruptible" things, 1 Peter 1:18 ; (e) of Natural seed, 1 Peter 1:23
Exodus - The miracle at the sea was never treated merely as a Natural event or as Israel's victory alone. The Natural and supernatural combined to produce God's deliverance
Bible, History of Interpretation - It seems Natural to us to assume that the Bible, while a divinely inspired book, is also like any other piece of literature, with one message to convey from the mind of the writer to the mind of the reader. Thus, by definition, miracles could not be explained on the basis of an act of God who reaches into history; some Natural explanation had to be found for what appears in the Scripture record as a miracle
Book of Life - Of these passages the most important for the purpose of determining the meaning is Revelation 20:12; Revelation 20:15, because there the book of life is distinguished from certain other books: ‘and the books were opened, and another book was opened which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things that were written in the books, according to their works … and whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire,’ The Natural implication here is that the other books were records of works, but that the book of life was simply a register of the names of those destined for life-an interpretation which fits all the above-noted passages. ’ But in Revelation 17:8, where the same phrase occurs, the only Natural way to take it is as referring to ‘written’; and this is practically decisive for Revelation 13:8 also (so Swete, Apoc
Fruit (2) - —The consideration of this term as it is used in the Gospels divides itself into three parts: (1) The Natural application of the word ‘fruit’ (καρπός) to the products of the field and the orchard; (2) other references to fruit under their specific names; (3) the spiritual lessons derived from these allusions. In its Natural sense the word ‘fruit’ is used: (a) in reference to grain-crops (Matthew 13:8, Mark 4:7, Luke 8:8; Luke 12:17); (b) physiologically, of the fruit of the womb (Luke 1:42); (c) of the fruit of (α) trees generally (Matthew 3:10, Luke 3:9); (β) the fig-tree (Matthew 21:9, Mark 11:14, Luke 1:36); (γ) the vine (Matthew 21:41, Mark 12:2, Luke 20:10)
Patience - ...
The similarity of atmosphere between the NT and the Apostolic Fathers makes it Natural that we should find similar reference to patience (ὑπομονή) in them. ‘The elevation of the general human exercise of patience into its special Christian form depends on the fact that man’s feeling of self and of personal worth, by being combined with the thought of the supramundane God Who is our Father, and guarantees to us salvation through dominion over the world and participation in the Kingdom of God, is raised above all Natural and particular motives, even when they are the occasion of troubles
Patience - ...
The similarity of atmosphere between the NT and the Apostolic Fathers makes it Natural that we should find similar reference to patience (ὑπομονή) in them. ‘The elevation of the general human exercise of patience into its special Christian form depends on the fact that man’s feeling of self and of personal worth, by being combined with the thought of the supramundane God Who is our Father, and guarantees to us salvation through dominion over the world and participation in the Kingdom of God, is raised above all Natural and particular motives, even when they are the occasion of troubles
Saviour (2) - ’ The peculiarity of the passage, thus understood, would lie in this, that the ordinary religious use of σώζειν is illustrated by analogy with a Natural use of the verb which seems to be without precedent in earlier Biblical Greek. The designation of God as Saviour can appear strange only on the basis of our established custom to reserve this title for Christ; on the basis of the OT it was a perfectly Natural usage, for here always God, never the Messiah, is called מוֹשִׁיעַ, σωτήρ. And in the NT itself the act of saving is, where a subject is indicated, as Naturally ascribed to God as to Christ (comparatively few passages reflect on the subject). ’ Wagner proposes to apply here the same sense given to σωτήρ in Ephesians 5:23 : God is Saviour of all men, inasmuch as He supplies them with Natural life; Saviour especially of believers, because He supplies these with the higher life of the Spirit (l. Perhaps also the emphasis upon the fact that God as well as Christ is Saviour, though perfectly Natural from the OT point of view, is specially directed against a system which tended to separate between the Creator-God of the old dispensation and the Saviour-God, Christ, of the new. The derivation of the whole idea of σωτήρ and σωτηρία from the Oriental expectation of the Saviour-King is impossible, because OT prophecy not at all, and Jewish theology very rarely, applies the name מוֹשִׁיעַ, σωτήρ, to the Messiah, and yet in eschatological Messianism it would be Natural to look first of all for the evidence of such Oriental importation
Regeneration (2) - Without accepting the doctrine that the Kingdom of God, as He conceived it, was purely transcendent,—a new world not spiritually evolved from the present, but supernaturally descending upon it,—we must believe that however it came, and however it was related to the present, the Kingdom introduced an order of things which was entirely new. ’ But in him the change took place in a way which was in the highest degree startling and abnormal; it could not possibly suggest to him anything so Natural as being born; and it agrees with this that, though no one has a more adequate sense than St. It is not necessary here to discuss what is called Paul’s psychology, as though he had such a thing in the sense of modern mental philosophy; he has really no psychology; he knows what he was, and he knows what he is, in the way of moral experiences, and he generalizes his past and his present into the conceptions of the Natural and the spiritual man, the ψυχικός and the πνευματικός. He can speak of the old man and the new, of the Natural and the spiritual, of being under law and under grace, in Adam and in Christ, dead to sin and alive to God, and so on; but the distinction between the states is moral rather than metaphysical, and it is in doctrine rather than experience that it is absolute. ’ This does not mean that human nature is essentially or totally depraved; it means that that which is Natural is not ipso facto spiritual; it is not what we get from our fathers and mothers which enables us to appreciate Christ, or to enter God’s Kingdom; it is something which we can get only from God. ‘That is not first which is spiritual, but that which is Natural, and afterward that which is spiritual. ’ The birth by which man enters into relations with the Natural world has an analogue in the experience by which he enters into relations with the spiritual world
Gospels (2) - We may say, then, that it was the needs of the Christian Church in her Natural expansion that first called Gospels into existence. 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. Paul’s use of the word ‘gospel’ as meaning the substance of his evangelic preaching, would Naturally suggest the application of the term to a narrative embodying all that it was necessary to know of the life of Jesus Christ as a means of salvation. He is able to appeal in the most Natural way to their knowledge of the character of Jesus, e. , and again, (Acts 16:7) ‘The Spirit of Jesus suffered them not,’ it is Natural to ask, How did the Holy Ghost speak? and how did the Spirit of Jesus control the movements of St. ’...
It cannot be denied, however, that the language of the heavenly vision (Acts 26:14), ‘It is hard for thee to kick against the goad,’ points most Naturally to a long previous struggle between prejudices inborn and trained and the strange attractiveness of Jesus of Nazareth, whose glorious deeds and gracious words may have become known to the young Pharisee when he first arrived in Jerusalem from Tarsus. ); the preventing grace of God bade him ‘embrace it as his Natural good. The Natural sense of 1 Timothy 5:18 is that the saying in question was already ‘Scripture,’ in the same sense as was the quotation from Dt
Miracle - On either hypothesis, effects which are produced by the regular operation of these laws, or which are conformable to the established course of events, are properly called Natural; and every contradiction to this contitution of the Natural system, and the correspondent course of events in it, is called a miracle. ...
"Thus, were a physician to cure a blind man of a cataract, by anointing his eyes with a chemical preparation which we had never before seen, and to the nature and effects of which we are absolute strangers, the cure would undoubtedly be wonderful; but we could not pronounce it miraculous, because, for any thing known to us, it might be the Natural effect of the operation of the unguent on the eye. They might easily, if it were part of their duty, to deliver a sublime divine system of Natural and moral science, and establish it upon the common basis of experiment and demonstration: but what foundation could they lay for those truths which unassisted reason cannot discover, and which, when they are revealed, appear to have no necessary relation to any thing previously known? To a bare affirmation that they had been immediately received from God, no rational being could be expected to assent. Let us now suppose one of those inspired teachers to tell his countrymen, that he did not desire them, on his ipse dixit, to believe that he had any preternatural communion with the Deity, but that, for the truth of his assertion, he would give them the evidence of their own senses; and after this declaration, let us suppose him immediately to raise a person from the dead in their presence, merely by calling upon him to come out of his grave. ...
Would not the only possible objection to the man's veracity be removed by this miracle? and his assertion that he had received such and such doctrines from God be as fully credited as if it related to the most common occurrence? Undoubtedly it would; for when so much preternatural power was visibly communicated to this person, no one could have reason to question his having received an equal portion of preternatural knowledge. ...
Many of them may be clearly shown to have been mere Natural events; others of them are represented as having been performed in secret on the most trivial occasions, and in obscure and fabulous ages long prior to the era of the writers by whom they are recorded; and such of them as at first view appear to be best attested, are evidently tricks contrived for interested purposes, to flatter power, or to promote the prevailing superstitions. ...
The truth, however, seems to be, that miracles so frequently repeated would not be received as such, and of course would have no authority; because it would be difficult, and in many cases impossible, to distinguish them from Natural events. If they recurred regularly at certain intervals, we could not prove them to be deviations from the known laws of nature, because we should have the same experience for one series of events as for the other; for the regular succession of preternatural effects, as for the established constitution and course of things. "...
The power necessary to perform the one series of these miracles may, for any thing known to us, be as great as that which would be requisite for the performance of the other; and, considered merely as exertions of preternatural power, they may seem to balance each other, and to hold the mind in a state of suspense; but when we take into consideration the different purposes for which these opposite and contending miracles were wrought, the balance is instantly destroyed
Palesti'na - The Land; its situation, aspect, climb, physical characteristics in connection with its history, its structure, botany and Natural history. --When the highlands of the country are more closely examined, a considerable difference will be found to exist in the Natural condition and appearance of their different portions. Every hill and ravine is pierced with them, some very large and of curious formation--perhaps partly Natural, partly artificial --others mere grottos. But, besides this, forests appear to have stood in many parts of Judea until the repeated invasions and sieges caused their fall; and all this vegetation must have reacted on the moisture of the climate, and, by preserving the water in many a ravine and Natural reservoir where now it is rapidly dried by the fierce sun of the early summer, must have influenced materially the look and the resources of the country. Put with all its richness and all its advance on the southern part of the country there is a strange dearth of Natural wood about this central district. It Naturally divides itself into two portions each of about half its length; the lower one the wider the upper one the narrower. It has been remarked that in its physical character Palestine presents on a small scale an epitome of the Natural features of all regions, mountainous and desert, northern and tropical, maritime and inland, pastoral, arable and volcanic
Base - ) A place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by Natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, etc
Star of the Magi - There certainly was a Jewish population in Babylonia in our Lord’s day, and if this prophecy was recognized as coming from a Hebrew document, and reference was made to the Jews, it would be most Natural for the wise men, if they were Babylonians, to set their faces towards Jerusalem
Vows - Another, and still worse, misuse of vows meets us in the Gospels: the spurious piety of some men induced them to vow gifts to the use of the sanctuary, but they neglected, in consequence, the most obvious duties of Natural affection; when a man uttered the word ‘ Corban ’ in reference to any possession of his, it meant that it was dedicated to God
Burial - The corruption of the body in the grave provides a Natural link to corrupt speech (Psalm 5:9 ; Romans 3:13 ) and to people who are corrupt within (Matthew 23:27 )
Biblical Commission - Single words and phrases, however, might be used in these chapters in a metaphorical or anthropomorphical sense, and Natural phenomena might be described in popular, rather than in strictly scientific, expressions
Laban (2) - )...
Unscrupulous duplicity and acquisitiveness and hypocritical craft in Laban were overruled to discipline Jacob whose Natural character had much of the same elements, but without the hypocrisy, and restrained by genuine grace
Die, Dead, Dying - , the Natural "death" of human beings, e. , Matthew 9:24 ; Romans 7:2 ; by reason of descent from Adam, 1 Corinthians 15:22 ; or of violent "death," whether of men or animals; with regard to the latter it is once translated "perished," Matthew 8:32 ; of vegetation, Jude 1:12 ; of seeds, John 12:24 ; 1 Corinthians 15:36 ; it is used of "death" as a punishment in Israel under the Law, in Hebrews 10:28 ; (b) of the separation of man from God; all who are decended from Adam not only "die" physically, owing to sin, see (a) above, but are Naturally in the state of separation from God, 2 Corinthians 5:14
Redeem, Redemption - ...
A — 2: λυτρόω (Strong's #3084 — Verb — lutroo — loo-tro'-o ) "to release on receipt of ransom" (akin to lutron, "a ransom"), is used in the Middle Voice, signifying "to release by paying a ransom price, to redeem" (a) in the Natural sense of delivering, Luke 24:21 , of setting Israel free from the Roman yoke; (b) in a spiritual sense, Titus 2:14 , of the work of Christ in "redeeming" men "from all iniquity" (anomia, "lawlessness," the bondage of self-will which rejects the will of God); 1 Peter 1:18 (Passive Voice), "ye were redeemed," from a vain manner of life, i
Spiritual - In the NT it is used as follows: (a) the angelic hosts, lower than God but higher in the scale of being than man in his Natural state, are 'spiritual hosts,' Ephesians 6:12 ; (b) things that have their origin with God, and which, therefore, are in harmony with His character, as His law is, are 'spiritual,' Romans 7:14 ; (c) 'spiritual' is prefixed to the material type in order to indicate that what the type sets forth, not the type itself, is intended, 1 Corinthians 10:3,4 ; (d) the purposes of God revealed in the gospel by the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 2:13 , and the words in which that revelation is expressed, are 'spiritual,' 1 Corinthians 2:13 , matching, or combining, spiritual things with spiritual words [1]; 'spiritual songs' are songs of which the burden is the things revealed by the Spirit, Ephesians 5:19 ; Colossians 3:16 ; 'spiritual wisdom and understanding' is wisdom in, and understanding of, those things, Colossians 1:9 ; (e) men in Christ who walk so as to please God are 'spiritual,' Galatians 6:1 ; 1 Corinthians 2:13 [2],15; 3:1; 14:37; (f) the whole company of those who believe in Christ is a 'spiritual house,' 1 Peter 2:5 ; (g) the blessings that accrue to regenerate men at this present time are called 'spiritualities,' Romans 15:27 ; 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; 'spiritual blessings,' Ephesians 1:3 ; 'spiritual gifts,' Romans 1:11 ; (h) the activities Godward of regenerate men are 'spiritual sacrifices,' 1 Peter 2:5 ; their appointed activities in the churches are also called 'spiritual gifts,' lit
Fasting - Any state of calamity and sorrow, however, Naturally suggests this. A Natural expression of our sorrow
Tabernacles, Feast of - It may be only a Natural coincidence that an important part of Solomon’s prayer at the dedication of the Temple on the occasion of this Feast was for answer to prayers for rain, as they should be made statedly thereafter
Humility - The exhortation of Philippians 2:3 does not mean that every man ought to think that everybody else is better than himself in moral character, or in outward conduct, or in Natural or inherited powers
Shame - Proverbs 10:5 ; Proverbs 25:3 ), ‘shame’ is, by a Natural transference of ideas, applied not to the inward feeling, but to its outward cause
Ed - , but on every side the valleys are deep, and the only Natural ascent is from the N
Paulicians - ...
During these commotions, some Paulicians, towards the conclusion of this century, spread abroad their doctrines among the Bulgarians: many of them, either of a principle of zeal for the propagation of their opinions, or from a Natural desire of flying from the persecution which they suffered under the Grecian yoke, retired about the close of the eleventh century from Bulgaria and Thrace, and formed settlements in other countries
Judgment - Judgment is as Natural to God as the movements of the birds are to them (Jeremiah 8:7 )
Heresy - Paul uses αἱρέσεις as the Natural outcome of σχίσματα: ἀκούω σχίσματα ἐν ὑμῖν ὑπάρχειν, καὶ μέρος τι πιστεύω
Ananias - That this was no mere Natural effect of excitement appears from the sentence expressly pronounced by Peter on Sapphira, and immediately executed by God, whose instrument of justice Peter was
Elder (2) - But on the whole it seems more Natural to take the term here in its local sense
Predestination - He is a God of order, and this order he observes as strictly in the moral as in the Natural world, however conceived otherwise of God, is to degrade him, and is an insult to his perfections
Universalists - They teach their followers ardent love to God; and peace, meekness, candour, and universal love to men, they observe, are the Natural result of these views
Gomorrah - God often uses Natural means in His most supernatural interventions
Redeemer - Yea, he induced in us a new nature, in taking away the Natural enmity of our hearts, and making us "willing in the day of his power
Ishmael - In this act Abraham acknowledged in faith that the blessing asked for his Natural seed could not be had through the strength of the flesh: all the mercies of God are secured in resurrection
Dancing - As there was a union of mirth and dancing, so there was an equally Natural correspondence between sorrow and sighing (Isaiah 35:10)
Abel - Abel represents the regenerate, Cain the unregenerate Natural man
First-Fruits - But, even apart from this specific reference, the figure of the risen Christ as the first-fruits from the dead is perfectly Natural
Siloam, the Pool of - It is a Natural syphon, so that at times it is quite dry and in a short time rises beyond its ordinary limits
Idolatry - Some violated the most Natural affections by murdering multitudes of their neighbours and children, under pretence of sacrificing them to their god
Take - ) To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the Natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take
Death - ...
“Death” is the Natural end of human life on this earth; it is an aspect of God’s judgment on man: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” ( Mennonites - Gan, of Ryswick, they believe that in the fall man lost his innocence, and that all his posterity are born with a Natural propensity to evil, and with fleshly inclinations, and are exposed to sickness and death
Age - In this sense it is used to signify either the whole Natural duration of the LIFE of man, or any interval of it that has elapsed before the period of which we speak
Roman Empire - Sometimes, however, petty sovereigns were left in possession of a nominal independence on the borders or within the Natural limits of the province
Reach - The law reached the intention of the promoters, and this act fixed the Natural price of money
Philippi - ’ Philippi was not the capital city of either of the regions into which Macedonia had been divided in 168, but the most Natural explanation of the phrase ‘first of the district’ is that the province had at this time a division for official purposes of which we do not know
Walk - ...
To walk in the flesh, to live this Natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities
Gos'Pels - In all ages, the Jewish, Roman and Greek natures reappear among men, and, in fact, make up the world of Natural men, while the Christian nature and wants likewise remain essentially the same
Meek, Meekness - " In its use in Scripture, in which it has a fuller, deeper significance than in nonscriptural Greek writings, it consists not in a person's "outward behaviour only; nor yet in his relations to his fellow-men; as little in his mere Natural disposition
Pavement - Here it was Natural that the Jews should present themselves when seeking the execution of Jesus (John 18:28; John 19:4), who was apparently confined in the palace (John 19:9; John 19:13 a)
Heaven - Consequently, it was Natural for people to speak of God as dwelling far, far above them in the highest place they could imagine, namely, heaven (Deuteronomy 26:15; 1 Kings 8:30; 1 Kings 8:32; Ezra 1:2; Hebrews 12:22-23; Matthew 5:45; Matthew 6:9; Matthew 7:21)
Freedom - Such laws may aim at controlling Natural sinful tendencies, but in the end they will not be beneficial
Sozomen, Author of a History - ) that his grandfather was endowed with great Natural ability, which he consecrated especially to the study of the sacred Scriptures, that he was much beloved by the Christians of those parts, who looked to him for explanations of the word of God and the unloosing of its difficulties
Revelation of God - We can rephrase these observations to say that all that can be known about God in a Natural sense has been revealed in nature. This is what we call Natural or general revelation. These people of God are the children of Abraham, whether by Natural ( Genesis 12:1-3 ) or spiritual descent (Galatians 3:16 ,Galatians 3:16,3:29 )
Hell - Since death is not a Natural occurrence but issues from the fall, the Old Testament confidently awaits God's demonstration of his lordship over Sheol by raising the righteous to life (Genesis 2-3 ; Psalm 16:10 ; 49:15 ; Isaiah 25:8 ; Hosea 13:14 ). ...
Since hell is not a Natural fixture of creation but results from the fall and is destiny of the wicked, the New Testament occasionally personifies hell as the demonic forces behind sin. Wrath is not the Natural consequence of evil choices in a moral universe or the sinner's misconstrual of God's love
Humanity of Christ - —Jesus had a body, visible to the eye, giving the Natural impression, as other bodies do, of reality. It came into life by the Natural channel of birth (Matthew 1:25; Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:7); it grew as others do (Luke 2:40); was nourished by food as others are (Luke 7:34-36; cf. Naturally the sacred history, which is engaged with things done rather than with inner processes which are concealed from human observation, and which finds no occasion to trace the course of inner temptations which never result in outward sin, makes no mention of the appeal which alluring objects must have made to the sensibilities of the man Jesus Christ. His discourses moved along according to the laws of human address, idea suggesting idea according to the laws of Natural association. Thus, for example, He had a love for esteem, manifested in His notice of the omission of certain acts of courtesy in Luke 7:44-46; He displayed the Natural affections, such as love of friends (John 15:15), of family (John 19:26), of country (Matthew 23:37-39); He exercised complacent love (Mark 14:8), moral indignation (Luke 11:46, John 8:44); His spiritual background was that of joy and peace (John 14:27, Luke 10:21)
Man (2) - ...
What, then, does Jesus, with this high doctrine of God, say about man? He tells us that man is distinct from the Natural world and Natural creatures; he is God’s child; God is his Father; he is God’s son (Matthew 5:43-48; Matthew 6:25-34). ...
But to Jesus man was not one object or thing among other objects or things in the Natural world. ...
From a strictly moral standpoint the same truth held good of man; he alone of all Natural creatures was capable of good and ill; things could not defile; they were unmoral, and knew neither good nor bad; defilement could come only from spirit, from man, and it proceeded from the thoughts and purposes of his heart (Matthew 15:10-11; Matthew 15:18-20)
Antichrist - ...
(2) Side by side with the dragon-myth must be set the Beliar (Belial) conception, a contribution to Jewish thought from the side of Persian dualism, with its idea of an adversary in whom is embodied not merely, as in the Babylonian Creation-story, the Natural forces of chaos and darkness, but all the hostile powers of moral evil. But a subsequent fusion of Beliar with the dragon was very Natural, and we have a striking illustration of it when in Wisdom of Solomon 2:24 and elsewhere the serpent of the Temptation is identified with the Devil. And when, by a process or synthesis, the scattered elements of Messianic prophecy began to gather round the figure of a personal Messiah, a King who should represent Jahweh upon earth, it was Natural that the various utterances of OT prophecy regarding an evil power which was hostile to God and His Kingdom and people should also be combined in the conception of a personal adversary. -Deriving from Judaism, Christianity would Naturally carry the Antichrist tradition with it as part of its inheritance. -As follows Naturally both from its subject and from its literary form, the Apocalypse is more permeated than any other book in the NT with the idea of the Antichrist. And the legend of his return from the under world of the dead explains in the most Natural way the healing of the beast’s death-stroke (Revelation 13:3; Revelation 13:12) and the statement that it ‘shall ascend out of the bottomless pit … and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come’ (Revelation 17:8)
Prayer - Intercessory prayer must on the lowest view be of great altruistic value; while a recognition of God’s personality makes Natural the belief that He may control events in answer to prayer made according to His will. ...
(3) It is Natural to find words meaning ‘seek’ ( e. Genesis 24:12-13 , Jonah 2:1 , Psalms 42:6 ; Psalms 61:2 , Amos 7:5-6 , Luke 6:12 , Acts 16:24-25 ; 1 Kings 17:20-21 ), and is disclaimed by Christ in view of true worship ( Amos 5:4 ), yet Naturally specific worship-centres were regarded as appropriate: thus in early times Shiloh, where the ark rested ( 1 Samuel 1:9-10 ), Mizpah ( 1 Samuel 7:5 , 1Ma 3:48 ), Gibeon ( Genesis 15:7-87 ff. Distinctively Christian worship was held in ordinary buildings ( Acts 1:13-14 ; Acts 4:23 ; Acts 12:12 , Colossians 4:15 ) a practice made Natural by Jewish arrangements for private prayer ( Sir 50:21-24 , Jdt 8:6 ; Jdt 10:2 , Matthew 6:8 , Acts 10:9 ; Acts 10:30 ) or for Passover celebration ( Matthew 26:16 ). Being appropriate for times of solicitude and sorrow, fasting Naturally became associated with prayer ( Psalms 35:13 ), especially after the Exile ( Nehemiah 1:4 , Daniel 9:3 ; cf. The trend of the whole collection is indicated by its ready and Natural adaptation to NT ideals of prayer
Peter (2) - (a) His personality is attractive because of its Naturalness, buoyancy, and vigour. (c) Again, the career of Peter after the Ascension is the most striking evidence at once of his Natural capacity and of the transformation effected in him by his friendship with Jesus. ’ He snows himself to be the Natural leader of the new community: its most powerful and energetic member both in counsel and in act. He was the first of the Apostles, not in authority or rank or precedence, for ideas of this description were utterly foreign to the mind of our Lord; but his courage, resourcefulness, energy, and devotion constituted him the Natural leader of the new body. Finally, and as if it were the Natural sequel of the high trust just allotted him, he is told that he will end his days by martyrdom
Evil - As a prerequisite for any discussion of evil, moral evil must be distinguished from physical or Natural evil. ...
On the other hand, what ethicists term physical evil (or, Natural evil) is often connected with the activities of God, and thus demonstrates the importance of defining these categories before discussing the subject further. In biblical theology, Natural revelation ties humanity in general to a responsibility before God which, when ignored, leads to human relationships that are immoral (Romans 1:18-25 ). ...
While the above cited evidence might lead one to conclude that all Natural evil (disaster) is a judgment of God for some sort of evil committed by the afflicted party, the Bible will not bear this conclusion. The latter consideration also holds true as a possible explanation for Natural evil
Type - -The typological idea, as it meets us in the NT, is not a peculiar or isolated phenomenon, but a Natural outgrowth from the more general conception of the OT revelation as prophetic, and of Jesus and the gospel as fulfilling the hope and promise made to the fathers. With their view of the OT writings as prophetic of Christ and Christianity at point after point, it was Natural that the NT authors should apply to the revelation in the history of Israel the principles they had already applied to its record, and should find Christ and the Christian salvation prefigured in the persons, events, and institutions of OT history, as they had already found them foretold in the OT Scriptures. Such an extension of the principle of prophecy from utterances to types was the Natural outcome of a belief in a progressive revelation passing from a lower to a higher stage. -Springing Naturally out of the conception of the OT as prophetic of the Christian dispensation, and being justified by the language of Christ Himself, the idea of type and antitype appears in the teaching of those who belonged to the original apostolic circle. In Romans 5:14, 1 Corinthians 15:22 Adam, the Natural head of the race, is taken as a type of Christ, the spiritual head. , where allegory is blended with type through a deeper meaning being read into the OT narrative than it Naturally bears, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael are used as types of Judaism in bondage to the Law and Christianity set free from its yoke. But, as was Natural to one who conceived of the heavenly blessedness as consisting essentially in acts of adoring worship (Revelation 7:9-15, Revelation 22:3; note that ‘to serve [1] God’ = to worship Him), the writer of this book finds his most frequent types in the sanctuary and sanctuary service of ancient Israel
Asceticism (2) - The body is represented as the enemy of the soul, and the way of perfection is identified with the progressive extirpation of the Natural instincts and inclinations by means of fasting, celibacy, voluntary poverty, and similar exercises of devotion. The idea of this rigorous asceticism seems to have been that the objects of sense, as such, were unholy, and that man’s Natural cravings could not be gratified without sin. We meet with an example of this class in the Banus, mentioned by Josephus, who lived in the desert, clothed himself with the leaves of trees, ate nothing save the Natural produce of the soil, and bathed day and night in cold water for purity’s sake (Josephus Vit. The asceticism of the Pharisees, however, was a formal performance which resulted Naturally from their legal and ceremonial conception of religion. Jesus nowhere teaches that earthly goods are of the devil, or that the gratification of the Natural cravings is fraught with sin. On the contrary, it is clear that Jesus regarded marriage as the right and Natural course for the majority of people, and He even chose a married man as the chief of His apostles
Ephraim (1) - beyond Ephraim, was the Natural battlefield for Egyptian forces advancing along the seacoast plain from the S. ...
But her continually increasing moral degeneracy and religious apostasy rendered all her Natural advantages unavailing
Pelagians - He acknowledged, "that the power we possess of obeying the will of God, is a divine gift;" but asserted, "that the direction of this power depends upon ourselves; that Natural death is not a consequence of the sin of Adam, but of the frame of man; and that Adam would have died, though he had not sinned. When Pelagius was blamed for not acknowledging grace, he began indeed to speak of it, but it is evident that by grace he understood the power of nature as created by God, that is, the rational will: but by grace we understand a supernatural gift. Pelagius, when afterward pressed with passages of Scripture, also admitted this supernatural grace; but he placed it solely in the external teaching of the law: though we affirm that God offers his word to men, yet we likewise affirm that he inwardly causes the understanding to believe. When Pelagius afterward himself condemned this tenet, he understood by grace, partly Natural grace, which is antecedent to all merit, and partly remission of sins, which he acknowledged to be gratuitous; but he added, that through works performed by the powers of nature alone, at least through the desire of good and the imperfect longing after it, men merit that spiritual grace by which they are assisted in good works: but we declare, that men will that which is good on account of God's prevenience or going before them by his grace, and exciting within them a longing after good; otherwise grace would no longer be grace, because it would not be gratuitously bestowed, but only on account of the merit of man
Christ in Modern Thought - , between the Natural and the supernatural. Modern thinkers frankly abandon the idea of irreconcilable difference between nature and the supernatural. They work in a spirit of rational freedom led by the conviction that there are not two worlds but one; that it is one mind that lives in both; that not the spiritual and the Natural, but the spiritual in the Natural, is the formula alone adequate to represent the truth. To spiritualize the Natural by force of insight into its deeper meaning is the ruling motive, the starting-point being experience—the experience in one life of both realms. The vindication successful, it follows at once that both theology and Natural science may pursue each its own independent path, limited only by its own law, yet both moving in real harmony. The vulgar conception of the supernatural, indeed, vanishes too; but simply because the richer idea has taken its place of an inherent Divine Spirit in nature and in man, both of which are moments within the Spirit of the Divine Being. Hence, when he came to rationalize his religious experience, the outcome, as was Natural, was the simple translation into forms of reflexion of an imperious moral sense. By its discovery of the spiritual principle in Nature, History, Man, as the truth which gives them all their reality and unity, and by the identification of this principle with Incarnation, it showed the Naturalness of Christ’s Incarnation. From his training among the devout brethren of Herrnhut, and by a Natural temperament of warm susceptibility, Schleiermacher was more akin to Schelling than to Kant, who reiterates the essentiality of duty as Kant does, but of duty inspired by something higher than Kant dreamed of
Christ, Miracles of -
VICTORIES OVER HOSTILE WILLS ...
Under this heading Catholic scholars admit a greater or smaller number of miracles; it is not clear in certain cases whether the incidents in which Our Lord wielded extraordinary power over His enemies were cases of supernatural intervention of Divine power, or the Natural effects of the ascendancy of His human will over that of other men. There are two cases which appear to most Catholic commentators to involve a supernatural display of power over wills: (1) the casting out of the vendors (John 2; Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19); (2) the episode of the escape from the hostile crowd at Nazareth (Luke 4)
Miracles of Christ -
VICTORIES OVER HOSTILE WILLS ...
Under this heading Catholic scholars admit a greater or smaller number of miracles; it is not clear in certain cases whether the incidents in which Our Lord wielded extraordinary power over His enemies were cases of supernatural intervention of Divine power, or the Natural effects of the ascendancy of His human will over that of other men. There are two cases which appear to most Catholic commentators to involve a supernatural display of power over wills: (1) the casting out of the vendors (John 2; Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19); (2) the episode of the escape from the hostile crowd at Nazareth (Luke 4)
Phenicia - ...
Phoenicia lay in the very centre of the old world, and was the Natural entrepot for commerce with foreign nations
Taxes - When Judea became formally a Roman province, the whole financial system of the empire came as a Natural consequence
Temple, Herod's - The building had suffered considerably from Natural decay as well as from the assaults of hostile armies, and Herod, desirous of gaining the favour of the Jews, proposed to rebuild it
Enoch - ...
It vindicates God's government of the world, spiritual and Natural, recognizes the Trinity, also Messiah "the Son of man" (the name "Jesus" never occurs), "the Elect One" from eternity, before whom "all kings shall fall down, and on whom they shall fix their hopes," the supreme Judge, who shall punish eternally the wicked and reward the just
Naphtali - ...
"The soil is rich, full of trees of all sorts, so fertile as to invite the most slothful to cultivate it" (Josephus); but now the population of this once thickly peopled, flourishing region, is as scanty as its Natural vegetation is luxuriant
Ahaziah - The recurrence of the same names Joram and Ahaziah in both the dynasties of Israel and Judah is a delicate mark of truth, it being the Natural result of the intermarriages
Altar - ...
In the Mosque of Omar, immediately underneath the great dome, which occupies the site of the old temple, there is a rough projection of the Natural rock, of about 60 feet in its extreme length, and 50 in its greatest breadth, and in its highest part about 4 feet above the general pavement
Kadesh Barnea - "...
However, Palmer identifies Kadesh with El Ain as "one of the Natural borders of the country; the Tih, a comparative desert, the Negeb or South, Palestine, and Syria forming an ascending scale of fertility
Augustan Band - As they were constantly passing backwards and forwards, it was Natural that prisoners should be entrusted to them, and in time they became hated as police-agents and spies
Servant of the Lord - ...
Israel as a nation was Abraham’s Natural offspring (John 8:37; Romans 4:1; Romans 11:1), the faithful remnant were his spiritual offspring (Romans 9:6-7; Galatians 3:28-29), but the Messiah Jesus was the perfect offspring
Temptation - ...
Sinful human nature creates within people a Natural tendency towards sin
Heathen - Doddridge, seems to be this; that none of the heathens will be condemned for not believing the Gospel, but they are liable to condemnation for the breach of God's Natural law: nevertheless, if there be any of them in whom there is a prevailing love to the Divine Being, there seems reason to believe that, for the sake of Christ, though to them unknown, they may be accepted by God; and so much the rather, as the ancient Jews, and even the apostles, during the time of our Saviour's abode on earth, seem to have had but little notion of those doctrines, which those who deny the salvability of the heathens are most apt to imagine, Romans 2:10-22
Parents - Paley observes, "have no Natural right over the lives of their children, as was absurdly allowed to Roman fathers; nor any to exercise unprofitable severities; nor to command the commission of crimes: for these rights can never be wanted for the purposes of a parent's duty
Ignorance (2) - To put the matter in another way, the truths of Natural Religion carry their own evidence with them, and those who worship the creature instead of the Creator, or who deny that there is a God, or who think that there is no essential difference between virtue and vice, wilfully blind themselves to the truth (cf
Repose - This feature of His experience, along with others, appears as a quite simple and Natural thing in the picture of the Prophet of Nazareth as presented by the primitive Evangelical tradition
Rest - The Natural tendency is to conceive rest as mere cessation of work
Flesh - The explanation usually given of this use of the term ‘flesh’ is that, man having fallen, sin comes by Natural inheritance (flesh), whereas goodness is given by supernatural grace (spirit)
Spiritual Gifts - ...
Some Christians today tend to want to distinguish spiritual gifts from Natural abilities, but this distinction seems not to have occurred to Paul, for he included both in his lists (see, for example, Romans 12:6-8 )
Sleep - In the Old Testament, Natural sleep is occasionally referred to as a sweet blessing of God (Psalm 4:8 ; 127:2 ; Ecclesiastes 5:12 )
Spain - Paul’s testimony and martyrdom in Rome, it seems Natural to take ἐλθών and μαρτυρήσας together, and difficult to interpolate a journey between them
Deacon - Acts 11:29 ; Acts 12:25 , Romans 15:25 ; Romans 15:31 , 2Co 8:4 ; 2 Corinthians 9:1 ; 2 Corinthians 9:12-13 ), makes it Natural to find in their appointment the germ of the institution of the diaconate as it meets us at Philippi and Ephesus, in two Epp. Communion), but in the Gentile as in the Jewish world it would Naturally be a service of a responsible, delicate, and often private kind an inference that is borne out by what is said in 1 Tim
Camp - The whole earthly religious system adapted to the Natural man, as Judaism of old, answers now to 'the camp' which Christians are exhorted to leave
Curse - Romans 9:3 Naturally suggests itself as a verbal illustration; in other respects it is a complete contrast. ’—() This is the word regularly used to denote a curse in the general sense, as the Natural antithesis of a blessing; it is not charged (as ‘anathema’ essentially is) with sacred associations; its quality, which is capable of all degrees, from Divine to devilish, is to be decided by the context () The disappearance of cursing in the NT marks very forcibly the contrast between the spirit of the New dispensation and that of the Old; for in the OT its presence is at times painfully prominent
Hesychius (25), Presbyter of Jerusalem - Hesychius compares Bethlehem and Sion, to the great advantage of the latter, and, in a manner very Natural in a presbyter of Jerusalem, elevates St
Philemon, the Epistle to - Graceful delicacy and genuine politeness, combined with a Natural, easy, free flow of feeling and thought, characterize this elegant epistle
Arians - Arius, pressed by a Natural want, stepped aside, but expired on the spot, his bowels gushing out
Learning - To whom for rational systems of morality, and improvements in Natural philosophy, and for the applications of these discoveries to religious purposes?...
to Christians
Law - The Natural father might also instruct his son in wise living, even as a Godfearing woman was an example of kind “instruction”: “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness” ( River; Wadi - ...
First, this word mually refers to permanent Natural watercourses
Meals - This custom was founded on Natural decorum: not only was the hand the substitute for our knife and for, but the hands of all the guests were dipped into one and the same dish
Lust - They are equally the "lusts" of the flesh, Romans 13:14 ; Galatians 5:16,24 ; Ephesians 2:3 ; 2 Peter 2:18 ; 1 John 2:16 , a phrase which describes the emotions of the soul, the Natural tendency towards things evil
Light - It is applied figuratively to Christ, the true Light, the Sun of Righteousness, who is that in the spiritual, which the material light is in the Natural, world; who is the great Author, not only of illumination and knowledge, but of spiritual life, health, and joy to the souls of men
Goat - The female is particularly celebrated by Natural historians for tender affection to her young, and the incessant vigilance with which she watches over their safety; and also for ardent attachment and fidelity to her mate
Justice - Afterwards, in the absence of more formal courts, the elders of a household, tribe, or city, were its judges by Natural right
Phrygia - ’ The Natural interpretation of this is that from Lystra they traversed Phrygia Galatica , from Antioch took the road leading N
That - " That denotes purpose, or rather introduces the clause expressing purposes, as will appear by restoring the sentence to its Natural order
Nicopolis - ...
It was Natural that St
Patmos - ’ Nowhere is ‘the voice of many waters’ more musical than in Patmos; nowhere does the rising and setting sun make a more splendid ‘sea of glass mingled with fire’; yet nowhere is the longing more Natural that the separating sea-the oceanus dissociabilis of Horace (Od
Paradise (2) - It seems in its first home to have denoted a park-like garden,—an enclosure fenced in from evil influences outside, and yet not so artificial as to be solely the work of man and devoid of Natural landscape beauties
Childhood - For the simple and Natural statement of St. Luke, that ‘all that heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers,’ we find Him represented as not only getting the upper hand of the great Rabbis in relation to the knowledge of the Torah, but as giving profound instruction to philosophers in astronomy, Natural science, and medicine, explaining to them ‘physics and metaphysics, hyperphysics and hypophysics,’ and many other things. ...
‘He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up’ (Luke 4:16)—how much that phrase covers! The great factors entering into His education were home training, the synagogue both as a place of worship and as a school, the many-coloured life of the district in which He spent His youth, the Natural features of the locality, and all the scenery round about Nazareth, so full of beauty and stirring historical associations. When we read, as we do, of boys playing in the synagogue during worship and causing annoyance to their elders, it interests us to recognize the counterpart of a familiar experience in modern times; but without taking anything from the Naturalness of our Lord’s boyhood, it is impossible to think of Him in any such association. ’ And the relation of our Lord to humanity at large makes this but the Natural interpretation of His words. ’ It is most Natural to understand that in using such an expression as the last our Lord actually referred to some children who were hard by when He was speaking
Ethics - -Speaking generally, it may be said that the non-Christian view of sin regards it as Natural, and that the Christian view regards it as unnatural. It would not be true to say that they altogether disregard the human will, or deny human responsibility, but they treat the body rather than the will as the seat of evil, and they tend to look upon evil as, upon the whole, Natural and necessary. It is the Jewish view, carried to its Natural conclusion, and its chief characteristics may be set down under three heads. And in doing so it brings to its Natural conclusion the course of ethical thought among the Jews. The whole universe is good, because it is created by God, and sin consists in the wilful misuse of things Naturally good
Galilee (2) - Judith 1:8, 1 Maccabees 12:49), and in the Mishna is divided into three parts, these corresponding to the Natural divisions of plain, hill-country, and mountain. They are repaired for great occasions, and soon allowed to fall again into their Natural condition. Besides, however, the Natural bodily vigour and mental freshness of these highlanders, the most important difference between them and the people of Judaea lay in the different attitude in daily life towards the larger world of the Roman Empire and Hellenistic influence
Brotherhood (2) - The Natural brotherhood of man is assumed rather than asserted. ...
Yet of Natural brotherhood the NT has surprisingly little to say. Natural affection exists among them (Romans 12:10 φιλόστοργοι)
Passion Week - The latter alternative is the more Natural, since the six days are spoken of as coming before the Passover; and on this assumption Jesus must have entered Jerusalem on the 9th Nisan. quite simply and Naturally make the Cleansing of the Temple succeed the Triumphal Entry, upon the same day, Mk. , that the writer of Mark 11:11 was anxious to intercalate one day more than the facts Naturally allowed; that is to say, he figured to himself a delinite number of days, and must distribute them somehow in the material before him. gives the more Natural account. The Evangelist, with all his belief in the miraculous, can more easily grasp the phenomenon by allowing for some sort of Natural process
Genealogy - The genealogies refer often to political and territorial divisions, and not strictly to Natural descent, so that "sons" of a patriarch are not necessarily restricted to those so by birth. ...
In interpreting a genealogy it is to be remembered that the list may represent the succession to an inheritance or headship of tribe or family, rather than Natural descent
Luke (2) - 16, ‘where we thought there was a place of prayer,’ is quite Natural, if the author, being a Gentile, had only a rough idea where the Jewish place of prayer in his native town was. Paul, is not mentioned in Acts, is that he was Luke’s brother, especially as the only Natural way to take the words τὸν ἀδελφόν in 2 Corinthians 12:18 is as ‘his brother,’ i
Interpretation - This was only Natural, since these sacred books were believed to be inspired of God, profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction, and able to make men ‘wise unto salvation’ (2 Timothy 3:15 f. A part of the early community ordinarily spoke Aramaic (Acts 6:1), but Greek writers Naturally followed the Septuagint rendering, even when the original tradition was in Aramaic or Hebrew. changes the wording of prophecy and disregards its Natural meaning in order to make the Christian application possible
Abba (2) - , and the distinction between abâ, a spiritual father, and ܐܒܼܐ avâ, a Natural father, which the grammarians make, appears not to be founded on any certain basis, nor to agree with the manuscripts (Payne-Smith, Thesaurus Syriacus, s. , by אַבָא, but only a Natural father, or a father who adopts; in the former sense they use some other word
Fruit - -Before considering the use of this term in spiritual metaphor it will be convenient to enumerate those passages in the apostolic writings where it is employed in its Natural sense. And those too who are His overseers, those who plant and water, Naturally look for produce and the reward of their toil. ...
A day now and again with a fruit-grower on his farm will have much to teach the preacher as to Natural law in the spiritual world
Materialists - This being admitted to be fact, there will be a necessary connexion between all things past, present, and to come, in the way of proper cause and effect, as much in the intellectual as in the Natural world; so that according to the established laws of nature, no event could have been otherwise than it has been, or is to be, and therefore all things past, present, and to come, are precisely what the Author of Nature really intended them to be, and has made provision for. This scheme of philosophical necessity implies a chain of causes and effects established by infinite wisdom, and terminating in the greatest good of the whole universe; evils of all kinds, Natural and moral, being admitted, as far as they contribute to that end, or are in the nature of things inseparable from it
Africanus, Julius - According to this view Matthew gives the Natural, Luke the legal, descent of our Lord. Luke, but Naturally Jacob's son as stated by St. The work seems to have received the fanciful name of Cesti, or variegated girdles, from the miscellaneous character of its contents, which embraced the subjects of geography, Natural history, medicine, agriculture, the art of war, etc
Eagle - The eagle has always been considered as the king of birds, on account of its great strength, rapidity and elevation of flight, Natural ferocity, and the terror it inspires into its fellows of the air. In Job 39:27 , the Natural history of the eagle is finely drawn up:—...
Is it at thy voice that the eagle soars? And therefore maketh his nest on high The rock is the place of his habitation
Dress - The prevailing colour was the Natural white of the material used, which was sometimes rendered purer by the fuller's art (Psalm 104:1,2 ; Isaiah 63:3 ; Mark 9:3 )
Serpent - ...
Some of the references to serpents do not apparently refer to any Natural object
Deacon - Because of this order, and because of the Natural connotations of the word diakonos , most interpreters believe that deacons, from the beginning, served as assistants of the church leaders
Colour - This colour was also procured from a species of shell-fish, the chelzon of the Hebrews, and the Helix ianthina of modern Naturalists. It is called by Naturalists Coccus ilics. The only Natural object to which this colour is applied in Scripture is the lips, which are likened to a scarlet thread (Song of Solomon 4:3 )
Raise - 34, where stress is laid upon His being "raised" from the dead, the same verb being used: (d) of "raising" up seed, Matthew 22:24 ; (e) of being "raised" from Natural sleep, Matthew 1:24 , AV, "being raised" (RV, "arose"); here some mss
Rest - ...
A — 5: κοίμησις (Strong's #2838 — Noun Feminine — koimesis — koy'-may-sis ) "a resting, reclining" (akin to keimai, "to lie"), is used in John 11:13 , of Natural sleep, translated "taking rest," RV
Day - A — 1: ἡμέρα (Strong's #2250 — Noun Feminine — hemera — hay-mer'-ah ) "a day," is used of (a) the period of Natural light, Genesis 1:5 ; Proverbs 4:18 ; Mark 4:35 ; (b) the same, but figuratively, for a period of opportunity for service, John 9:4 ; Romans 13:13 ; (c) one period of alternate light and darkness, Genesis 1:5 ; Mark 1:13 ; (d) a period of undefined length marked by certain characteristics, such as "the day of small things," Zechariah 4:10 ; of perplexity and distress, Isaiah 17:11 ; Obadiah 1:12-14 ; of prosperity and of adversity, Ecclesiastes 7:14 ; of trial or testing, Psalm 95:8 ; of salvation, Isaiah 49:8 ; 2 Corinthians 6:2 ; cp
Theophilanthropists - There you will see that their religion was what we now call Natural religion, because it has for its principle even the Author of nature
Soul - ...
A person characterized by psyche is an ordinary person of the world, one who lives solely according to the principles and values of sinful human society – the ‘natural person’, in contrast to the ‘spiritual person’. ...
Since there is more to a human life than what people experience during their earthly existence, psyche Naturally developed a meaning relating to more than normal earthly life
Hagar - The history typifies the truth that the spiritual seed of Abraham by promise, Gentile as well as Jewish believers, take the place of the Jews the Natural seed, who imagined that to them exclusively belonged the kingdom of God
Image - that ‘image’ referred to the body, ‘likeness’ to the intellectual nature; or ‘image’ to the intellectual, ‘likeness’ to the moral, faculties; or, as in Roman Catholic theology, ‘image’ to the Natural attributes of intelligence and freedom, ‘likeness’ to a superadded endowment of supernatural righteousness must, as already hinted, be pronounced untenable
Saints - It is stated that at the moment of His death there was a supernatural earthquake which caused the tombs to be opened, and that immediately following His resurrection on the first day of the week many bodies (σώματα) of dead saints arose from their graves, and the persons (ἐξελθόντες, masc. It is thought that the graves were rent by an earthquake which actually occurred, and that then this statement was subsequently added as a spiritual explanation of the Natural phenomenon. It is explained by saying that we have in the incident a striking testimony to the supernatural character and far-reaching power of our Lord’s death; that not only did it affect nature (earthquake), the Jewish economy (the rent veil), and human life (centurion), but that its influence penetrated even to the unseen world. The upholders of the authenticity consider it full of spiritual meaning as to the supernatural character of our Lord’s death in relation to the holy dead, holding that it was a manifestation of His power over death and the grave (1) by the resurrection of some from Hades, (2) by the clothing of them with a resurrection body, and (3) by permission to appear to those who knew them
Knowledge - The Gospels certainly attribute to Christ an extraordinary and apparently a supernatural knowledge. But even supernatural illumination is not necessarily Divine consciousness, and the Gospel records also seem to attribute to our Lord such limitations of knowledge as may be supposed to make possible a really human experience. While speaking with authority, and in a way which precludes the possibility of fallibility in the deliverance of the Divine message, He never enlarged our store of Natural knowledge, physical or historical
Laying on of Hands - This ceremony, of frequent occurrence in both OT and NT, is a piece of Natural symbolism with the central idea that through physical contact the person performing it identifies himself with the other in the presence of God
Wrath, Wrath of God - The instruments of God's wrath may be angels ( Revelation 15:1 ,Revelation 15:1,15:7 ), nations, kings, and rulers as well as Natural catastrophes
Fullness - The illustration of the olive tree in verses 17-24 makes the point that God is able to regraft the Natural branches (unbelieving Israelites) back into their own olive tree (salvation brought about through Israel's Messiah)
Eternal Sin - There is a law of degeneration in the moral world as in the Natural
Madness - to be bereft of reason; in the passage in question it is certainly used in this sense; at the same time it must be remembered that μαίνεσθαι is connected with μαντεὐεσθαι, which implies possession by some supernatural being. It is an illustration of the inability of the Natural man to receive the things of the Spirit of God (2 Corinthians 2:14; cf
Sergius Paulus - A Sergius Paulus is mentioned in the Index of Authors to Pliny’s Natural History, as an authority on bks
Ass - The thought of being "wild" is that the Natural man wants no restraint nor does he want to be hindered in his movements
Cave - —Caves, both Natural and artificial, abound in Palestine; the soft chalky soil of Syria readily lends itself to both
Gervasius - Ambrose, as the official custodian of the church records, might therefore have some knowledge of their resting-place, and in times of intense theological excitement men have often imputed to dreams or supernatural assistance that for which, under calmer circumstances, they would account in a more commonplace way. At times of religious excitement such cases have occurred, and can be accounted for on purely Natural grounds. Ambrose would Naturally account by the miraculous power of the martyrs
Genesis, Book of - Promise was introduced in him both as to his Natural seed in Israel, and blessing to all nations through his seed, Christ
Barachiah - It seems Natural, therefore, to suppose that the Zachariah of the Gospels is the Zechariah of 2 Chronicles
Economics - Augustine looked upon private ownership as the determination by civilauthority of the Divine or Natural right of the individual
Hagar - Ishmael was the Natural result of things; Isaac the child of promise
Cassianus, Julius, a Heretical Teacher - Clemens Alexandrinus makes no complaint of unfairness in the quotation; but while he remarks that the sayings in question are not found in our four Gospels but only in the Gospel according to the Egyptians he gives a different explanation far less Natural than that of Cassian
Excommunication - Founded in the Natural right which every society possesses to guard its laws and privileges from violation and abuse by the infliction of salutary discipline, proportioned to the nature of the offences committed against them, it has found a place, in one form or another, under every system of religion, whether human or divine
Judge - , the merely Natural mind cannot estimate the motives of the spiritual; in 1 Corinthians 4:3 , "I should be judged," i
Obedience, Obedient, Obey - ...
B — 1: ὑπακούω (Strong's #5219 — Verb — hupakouo — hoop-ak-oo'-o ) "to listen, attend" (as in Acts 12:13 ), and so, "to submit, to obey," is used of "obedience" (a) to God Hebrews 5:9 ; 11:8 ; (b) to Christ, by Natural elements, Matthew 8:27 ; Mark 1:27 ; 4:41 ; Luke 8:25 ; (c) to disciples of Christ, Luke 17:6 ; (d) to the faith, Acts 6:7 ; the Gospel, Romans 10:16 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 ; Christian doctrine, Romans 6:17 (as to a form or mold of teaching); (e) to apostolic injunctions, Philippians 2:12 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:14 ; (f) to Abraham by Sarah, 1 Peter 3:6 ; (g) to parents by children, Ephesians 6:1 ; Colossians 3:20 ; (h) to masters by servants, Ephesians 6:5 ; Colossians 3:22 ; (i) to sin, Romans 6:12 ; (j) in general, Romans 6:16
Locust - ...
The locust, in entomology, belongs to a genus of insects known among Naturalists by the name of grylli. ...
Writers in Natural history bear abundant testimony to the Scriptural account of these creatures
Wine - The vine being Natural to the soil of Canaan and its vicinity, wine was much used as a beverage, especially at festivals, Esther 1:7 5:6 Daniel 5:1-4 John 2:3
Germany - The Kulturkampf (1871-1877), which attempted confiscation of Church property and the establishment of a national Church transmitting to the State all the Natural rights of the Church, was combated by clergy and faithful
Touch - He both makes intercession to God for sinners, and exercises dominion over all men, with a true, Natural and sensible touch of mercy
Ara'Bia - Northern Arabia , or the Arabian Desert, is a high, undulating, parched plain, of which the Euphrates forms the Natural boundary from the Persian Gulf to the frontier of Syria, whence it is bounded by the latter country and the desert of Petra on the northwest and west, the peninsula of Arabia forming its southern limit
Zedeki'ah - As a Natural consequence it brought on Jerusalem an immediate invasion of the Chaldaeans
Per'Sia - --The religion which the Persians brought with there into Persia proper seems to have been of a very simple character, differing from Natural religion in little except that it was deeply tainted with Dualism
Pen'Tateuch, the, - Some detached portions would appear to be of later origin; and when we remember how entirely, during some periods of Jewish history, the law seems to have been forgotten, and again how necessary it would be after the seventy years of exile to explain some of its archaisms, and to add here and there short notes to make it more intelligible to the people, nothing can be more Natural than to suppose that such later additions were made by Ezra and Nehemiah
John the Baptist - " He may have known Jesus in a Natural way, but his knowing Him as Son of God was by a divinely-given testimony
Pisidia - 19) holds that ‘the Natural, easy, and direct course is along one of the eastern tributaries of the Cestrus to Adada
Parable - , in an unnatural way, and their moral is confined to lessons of worldly wisdom. In the parable , particularly in those of the NT, the story is Natural and self-sufficient as a story, but is seen to point to a deeper spiritual meaning. It is not so in most of the parables; the lesson rests on the true analogy which exists between the Natural and the spiritual world. The first two passages ( 2 Samuel 12:1-4 [15], 2 Samuel 14:6 [16]) are very similar; we have a Natural story with an application. The last passage is Isaiah 28:24-28 , where we have a comparison between the Natural and the spiritual world, but no story
Sacrifice - This is but Natural that the deepest ideas should be the last in order of development. On the other hand the sacrifice of Christ is set forth to us as the completion of that perfect obedience to the will of the Father which is the Natural duty of sinless man
Covenant - , Jeremiah 33:20 ; Jeremiah 33:25 ) guarantees the stability of Natural law. ‘The salt of the covenant’ ( Leviticus 2:13 ) has probably the same primary suggestion, as at Natural accompaniment of the sacrificial meal, and with it constituting an inviolable bond
Appreciation (of Christ) - ...
But the simplest appreciation of all—as Natural as a bird’s song or a child’s praise—is that which threads its way through every page of the Gospels. ...
It was most Natural that it should be so, even when He is thought of entirely apart from any doctrine of His Divine personality
Bethesda - As to the derivation, Delitzsch suggests בֵּית אָסְטִין ‘house of pillars,’ and Calvin בֵּית אָשְׁדָּא ‘house of outpouring’; but the most Natural etymology is בֵּית חָסְרָּא ‘house of mercy,’ possibly in allusion to the munificence of some charitable person who had these porches built to shelter the sick, or to the goodness of God in providing this healing spring. ...
Conder, who adopts the suggestion of Robinson that Bethesda was at the present Fountain of the Virgin, says, ‘This answers the requirements that it still presents the phenomenon of intermittent “troubling of the water,’ which overflows from a Natural syphon under the cave, and that it is still the custom of the Jews to bathe in the waters of the cave, when this overflow occurs, for the cure of rheumatism and of other disorders
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
Fact And Theory - Accordingly special revelation must be external, consisting in supernatural acts of God to restore the image of God, and must also consist in a supernatural word-revelation or communication of knowledge to explain the meaning of these acts. The mere external facts apart from their meaning are, of course, meaningless, and therefore do not constitute Christianity; while the abandonment of the facts no less destroys the Christian religion, reducing it to a mere Natural religion, or religious philosophy. If, therefore, we reject their interpretation of the facts as itself immediately from God, and therefore authoritative, we shall not be able to trust them for the occurrence of the supernatural facts, and shall be driven logically to deny the immediacy and supernatural character of the Divine activity in the facts themselves. It will no longer signify the communication of truth by God’s acts and words,*
In the first place, then, to attempt to hold to the great supernatural facts of Christianity and to give up their meaning, is not only impossible, but, were it possible, would result in taking from the facts just that which makes them Christian facts, and which makes them constitutive of the essence of Christianity. This general tendency to separate between fact and theory in Christianity has assumed two forms: on the one hand, it is said that the Bible contains no explanation of the great facts of Christianity; on the other hand, it is admitted that the Bible does contain an explanation of the facts; but, while a special revelation in a series of supernatural acts of God is recognized, a special word-revelation is denied, and the whole doctrinal content of Christianity as contained in the Bible is reduced practically to human reflexion upon the acts of God. If we are unwilling to yield to its authority, and still insist upon the distinction between the facts as Divine and the theory as merely human, we shall be in the second position mentioned, that of those who recognize a supernatural revelation in a series of facts, but who reduce the whole doctrinal content of Christianity, as contained in the Bible, to human reflexion upon these facts (see Rothe, Zur Dogmatik, pp. They claim a direct supernaturalism in the communication to them of truth. Hence, if by reason of an anti-supernaturalistic philosophy we reject this claim, and regard their interpretation of the facts as relative and conditioned by the conceptions of the time, we shall also be led logically to reject their statements as to the occurrence of supernatural facts. If we are to have any Christian religion, we must have the great supernatural facts of Christianity and an authoritative interpretation of them. Thus historic Christianity is but one of the forms, albeit the highest, of bare Natural religion, in this case construed upon a pantheizing basis. Here an anti-supernaturalistic bias governs the whole discussion, though Schmiedel asserts that he does not presuppose the impossibility of a miracle. But these so-called eternal truths are either purely human, in which case they cannot be eternally valid truth; or else man’s thoughts about God must be held to be God’s thoughts about Himself, in which case even Natural religion vanishes in Pantheism. This makes it the product of Natural development, and subjects it to the laws of psychic life. This, indeed, is a Natural consequence of the attempt to find a permanent basis for religious knowledge after the principle of external authority has been given up. Accordingly it is Natural that a demand for a truly undogmatic Christianity should arise, seeking to be rid not only of Scripture doctrine, but also of the rational element into which it had been distilled. He will not allow our idea of history to be governed by any dogmatic supernaturalism, and consequently, at the demand of an equally dogmatic anti-supernaturalism, he tells us the ‘myth-forming process’ is seen in the Gospel record of the life of Christ
Virgin Birth - ...
Four views exist concerning the origin of the New Testament virgin birth stories: (1) a fact of history (traditional Christian view); (2) an error; Christians got it wrong for whatever reason (antagonist view traced to the early second century); (3) a Natural phenomenon reexplained supernaturally (modern rationalist view); (4) a myth/legend, a religious idea put into historical form (modern mythical view). Views 3,4 assume an antisupernatural bias. View 2 accepts the supernatural but harbors disbelief about Jesus as the Messiah. Comparative religions offer no precursor that remotely parallels the special theological features of the New Testament virgin birth stories; it suggests nothing that could have logically and Naturally given rise to them. It seems, furthermore, that Mary and Jesus' brothers would have carefully preserved, after Pentecost, the story of Jesus' birth from distortion of any kind, whether from Naturalizing it or giving it legendary form. ...
The supernatural nature of Jesus' birth is compatible with the broader New Testament picture of him—in particular, his resurrection. To strip it of its supernatural character is to make the story nothing more than a moral example or ideal: It humanizes Christ's birth, devalues the redemptive significance of his coming, and makes God untrue in that he never did what was claimed he would do in regard to Jesus' birth. ...
Inbreaking of the Supernatural into the Natural . The birth narratives have as their centerpiece the entrance of the supernatural into ordinary human life. The virgin birth is just thatthe supernatural coming for the sake of and on behalf of the Natural
Hebrews, Epistle to - The former seems at first sight the more Natural interpretation of the words (cf. It would be Natural to mention some at least of their names in sending greetings from them to their brethren, with whom they must have been on terms of the most intimate fellowship (cf. Besides, if he wrote from Rome we have a Natural explanation, amounting to a vera causa , of the fact that our Epistle was known there from the very first; for it must not be supposed that a writing like this was allowed to go forth without copies having been made beforehand (for a supposed instance of this kind in the case of St
Christian (the Name) - His name was ever on the lips of a certain set of people, and it was but Natural that these should, for the sake of convenience, be distinguished as ‘Christ’s adherents’ or ‘Christians. The inherent probabilities of the case, therefore, seem to preclude any reasonable suspicion of a hysteron-proteron upon the part of the Roman historian; nor is it unnatural, even for rigid historical criticism, to admit that the distinctive name of ‘Christian’ may have been coined and current nearly twenty years earlier upon the banks of the Orontes. ’ This was put forward as the Natural and sufficient reason for refusing to swear by the genius of the Emperor, and it was usually accepted by the authorities as final. Naturally this restriction had but a limited and transient effect. ), and Sir John Seeley’s Natural Religion (pt
Common Life - But everywhere there is the manifest acceptance of the order, alike social and Natural, which God has ordained. Things as precious and as Natural as the hand and eye and foot may yet lead to sin and obstruct the passage to the higher life (Matthew 5:29 f. There He calls the command of wealth and Natural advantage by the name of ‘the unrighteous mammon,’ thus pointing to its seductive power and contrasting it with the true spiritual good
Sanballat - ...
Now, in the first place, diabolically wicked as party spirit too often becomes, this must be clearly understood about party spirit, that, after all, it is but the excess, and the perversion, and the depravity of an originally Natural, and a perfectly proper principle in our hearts. And all party spirit among ourselves also, at its beginning, is but our Natural and dutiful love for our own land, and for our own city, and for our own Church, and for those who think with us, and work with us, and love us. Now, this Natural principle of mutual attraction is not planted in human nature for no reason. And between them, Sanballat and Nehemiah kindled that intense and unnatural hatred that is still burning in every heart in Jerusalem and Samaria, when the woman at the well refuses a cup of cold water to our Lord, and when the Samaritans will not make ready for Him nor receive Him, because His face is as though He would go to Jerusalem; and till He pays the woman back with a well of water springing up to everlasting life, and the men of Samaria with the parable of the Good Samaritan
New Testament - The subject Naturally divides itself into-- I. ...
In the Natural course of things the apostolic autographs would be likely to perish soon. Partly, perhaps, owing to the destruction thus caused, but still more from the Natural effects of time. As a Natural consequence the rude Hellenistic forms gave way before the current Greek, and at the same time it is reasonable to believe that smoother and fuller constructions were substituted for the rougher turns of the apostolic language
Painting, Religious - The cloister offered an ideal atmosphere of peace and leisure for fostering artistic talent, and the illumination of Bible or missal led Naturally, in the case of the gifted, to the decoration of church or monastery walls. It was carried into Italy by the Crusades and there its formalism was gradually replaced by more Natural treatment. The Naturalism of Ribera shows the influence of the Italian, Caravaggio
Interpretation - The most Natural explanation is that which makes St
Sun - ...
The power and influence of the sun over the Natural world would soon lead to its being personified and worshipped, inasmuch as what was done upon earth was done ‘under the sun
Sod'om - Some catastrophe there undoubtedly was but what secondary agencies, besides fire, were employed in the accomplishment of the punishment cannot be safely determined in the almost total absence of exact scientific description of the Natural features of the ground round the lake