What does Possession mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אֲחֻזַּ֥ת possession 4
אֲחֻזַּ֣ת possession 3
אֲחֻזָּתֽוֹ possession 3
לְרִשְׁתּֽוֹ to seize 2
לְמוֹרָשָֽׁה a possession. 2
יְרֻשָּׁ֔ה possession 2
לַאֲחֻזָּ֑ה possession 2
יְרֻשָּֽׁה possession 2
לַאֲחֻזָּתֽוֹ possession 2
לַאֲחֻזַּת־ possession 2
אֲחֻזָּ֔ה possession 2
אֲחֻזָּתָ֔ם possession 2
אֲחֻזָּת֔וֹ possession 2
לַאֲחֻזָּ֖ה possession 2
וַיִּֽירְשׁ֖וּ to seize 2
לַאֲחֻזָּֽה possession 2
וַיִּירַ֨שׁ to seize 1
וַיִּירַשׁ֙ to seize 1
וַיִּֽרְשׁ֤וּ to seize 1
וַיִּרָשׁ֖וּהָ to seize 1
וַיֹּ֖רֶשׁ to seize 1
מִיְּרֻשָּׁתְךָ֖ possession 1
יְרֵשָׁ֗ה possession 1
יְרֵשָׁ֛ה possession 1
וַיִּ֣ירְשׁ֔וּ to seize 1
וְיָרַ֣שְׁנוּ to seize 1
הוֹרִ֜ישׁ to seize 1
וַיִּֽירְשׁ֞וּ to seize 1
נִ֣ירֲשָׁה to seize 1
יָ֥רְשׁוּ to seize 1
יְרֻשָּׁת֔וֹ possession 1
יְרֻשָּׁ֣ה possession 1
לְמֽוֹרָשָׁ֖ה a possession. 1
סְגֻלָּ֔ה possession 1
נָתַ֤ן to give 1
נָתַ֣ן to give 1
וְנָחַ֨ל to get as a possession 1
לְמִקְנָ֖ה purchase. 1
לְמ֨וֹרָשָׁ֜ה a possession. 1
מֽוֹרָשָׁה֙ a possession. 1
לְמֽוֹרָשָׁ֑ה a possession. 1
וְיָרַ֧שׁ to seize 1
לְמֽוֹרָשָׁ֗ה a possession. 1
לְמוֹרַ֥שׁ possession. 1
יִ֝תְרָ֗ם 1
יְרֻשָּׁ֖ה possession 1
יְרֻשָּׁ֗ה possession 1
יְרֻשַּׁתְכֶם֙ possession 1
לִֽירֻשָּׁת֔וֹ possession 1
וְיָרְשׁ֣וּ to seize 1
σχῶμεν to have 1
וַיִּֽרְשׁ֣וּ to seize 1
לַֽאֲחֻזָּ֖ה possession 1
אֲחֻזַּתְכֶ֔ם possession 1
בַּאֲחֻזָּתֽוֹ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּה֙ possession 1
לַאֲחֻזַּ֖ת possession 1
וּמֵאֲחֻזַּ֣ת possession 1
וּמֵאֲחֻזַּ֤ת possession 1
אֲחֻזָּתָ֥ם possession 1
אֲחֻזָּתָֽם possession 1
אֲחֻזַּתְכֶ֗ם possession 1
וַאֲחֻזָּ֗ה possession 1
לַאֲחֻזָּת֖וֹ possession 1
וְהֵאָחֲז֖וּ grasp 1
ὕπαρξιν possessions 1
περιποίησιν a preserving 1
περιποιήσεως a preserving 1
κατασχέσει a holding back 1
אֲחֻזָּתָם֙ possession 1
אֲחֻזַּ֤ת possession 1
וִֽירֵשׁ֔וּךָ to seize 1
מֵאֲחֻזַּ֣ת possession 1
וַיִּֽירְשׁ֨וּ to seize 1
וַיִּֽרְשׁוּ֙ to seize 1
؟ יָרָ֑שְׁתָּ to seize 1
κατάσχεσιν a holding back 1
רֵ֞שׁ to seize 1
וְהוֹן־ wealth 1
וַ֝אֲחֻזָּתְךָ֗ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּתָ֖ם possession 1
אֲחֻזַּתְכֶֽם possession 1
בַּאֲחֻזָּתוֹ֙ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּת֑וֹ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּת֗וֹ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּת֖וֹ possession 1
אֲחֻזָּתָ֑ם possession 1
מֵאֲחֻזָּת֑וֹ possession 1
אֲחֻזַּתְכֶ֑ם possession 1
בְּרַגְלֵיהֶ֔ם foot. 1

Definitions Related to Possession

H272


   1 Possession, property.
      1a land.
      1b Possession by inheritance.
      

H3425


   1 Possession, inheritance.
   

H3423


   1 to seize, dispossess, take Possession off, inherit, disinherit, occupy, impoverish, be an heir.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to take Possession of.
         1a2 to inherit.
         1a3 to impoverish, come to poverty, be poor.
      1b (Niphal) to be dispossessed, be impoverished, come to poverty.
      1c (Piel) to devour.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to cause to possess or inherit.
         1d2 to cause others to possess or inherit.
         1d3 to impoverish.
         1d4 to dispossess.
         1d5 to destroy, bring to ruin, disinherit.
         

H5414


   1 to give, put, set.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to give, bestow, grant, permit, ascribe, employ, devote, consecrate, dedicate, pay wages, sell, exchange, lend, commit, entrust, give over, deliver up, yield produce, occasion, produce, requite to, report, mention, utter, stretch out, extend.
         1a2 to put, set, put on, put upon, set, appoint, assign, designate.
         1a3 to make, constitute.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be given, be bestowed, be provided, be entrusted to, be granted to, be permitted, be issued, be published, be uttered, be assigned.
         1b2 to be set, be put, be made, be inflicted.
      1c (Hophal).
         1c1 to be given, be bestowed, be given up, be delivered up.
         1c2 to be put upon.
         

H3424


   1 Possession, property.
   

H4181


   1 a Possession.
   

G4047


   1 a preserving, a preservation.
   2 Possession, one’s own property.
   3 an obtaining.
   

G2697


   1 a holding back, hindering.
   2 a holding fast, Possession.
   

H5157


   1 to get as a Possession, acquire, inherit, possess.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to take Possession, inherit.
         1a2 to have or get as a Possession or property (fig.
         ).
         1a3 to divide the land for a Possession.
         1a4 to acquire (testimonies) (fig.
         ).
      1b (Piel) to divide for a Possession.
      1c (Hithpael) to possess oneself of.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to give as a Possession.
         1d2 to cause to inherit, give as an inheritance.
      1e (Hophal) to be allotted, be made to possess.
      

H3499


H1952


   1 wealth, riches, substance.
      1a wealth.
      1b price, high value interj.
   2 enough!, sufficiency.
   

H7272


   1 foot.
      1a foot, leg.
      1b of God (anthropomorphic).
      1c of seraphim, cherubim, idols, animals, table.
      1d according to the pace of (with prep).
      1e three times (feet, paces).
      

H5459


   1 Possession, property.
      1a valued property, peculiar treasure.
      1b treasure.
      

H270


   1 grasp, take hold, seize, take Possession.
      1a (Qal) to grasp, take hold of.
      1b (Niphal) to be caught, grasped, be settled.
      1c (Piel) to enclose, overlay.
      1d (Hophal) fastened.
      

H4180


   1 Possession.
   

H4736


   1 purchase.
      1a purchase.
      1b purchase-price.
      1c Possession (gained by purchase).
      

G5223


   1 possessions, goods, wealth, property.
   

Frequency of Possession (original languages)

Frequency of Possession (English)

Dictionary

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Possess, Possession
A — 1: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to hold fast, hold back," signifies "to possess," in 1 Corinthians 7:30 ; 2 Corinthians 6:10 . See HOLD.
A — 2: κτάομαι (Strong's #2932 — Verb — ktaomai — ktah'-om-ahee ) "to procure for oneself, acquire, obtain," hence, "to possess" (akin to B, No. 1), has this meaning in Luke 18:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:4 ; in Luke 21:19 , RV, "ye shall win" (AV, "possess ye"), where the probable meaning is "ye shall gain the mastery over your souls," i.e., instead of giving way to adverse circumstances. See OBTAIN.
A — 3: ὑπάρχω (Strong's #5225 — Verb — huparcho — hoop-ar'-kho ) "to be in existence," and, in a secondary sense, "to belong to," is used with this meaning in the neuter plural of the present participle with the article signifying one's "possessions," "the things which he possesseth," Luke 12:15 ; Acts 4:32 ; in Hebrews 10:34 , RV, "possessions" (AV, "goods"); cp. B, No. 4. See GOODS.
A — 4: δαιμονίζομαι (Strong's #1139 — Verb — diamonizomai — dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee ) "to be possessed of a demon or demons:" see DEMON , B.
Note: In Acts 8:7 ; 16:16 , AV, echo, "have," is translated "to be possessed of," in the sense of No. 4, above, RV, "had" and "having."
B — 1: κτῆμα (Strong's #2933 — Noun Neuter — ktema — ktay'-mah ) akin to A, No. 2, denotes "a possession, property," Matthew 19:22 ; Mark 10:22 ; Acts 2:45 ; 5:1 .
B — 2: κατάσχεσις (Strong's #2697 — Noun Feminine — kataschesis — kat-as'-khes-is ) primarily "a holding back" (akin to A, No. 1), then, "a holding fast," denotes "a possession," Acts 7:5 , or "taking possession," Acts 7:45 , with the article, lit., "in the (i.e., their) taking possession."
B — 3: περιποίησις (Strong's #4047 — Noun Feminine — peripoiesis — per-ee-poy'-ay-sis ) "an obtaining, an inquisition," is translated "(God's own) possession" in Ephesians 1:14 , RV, which may mean "acquisition," AV, "purchased possession;" 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, "God's own possession," AV, "a peculiar (people)." See OBTAIN.
B — 4: ὕπαρξις (Strong's #5223 — Noun Feminine — huparxis — hoop'-arx-is ) primarily "subsistence" (akin to A, No. 3), later denoted "substance, property, possession" in Hebrews 10:34 , RV (AV, "substance"). See GOODS , SUBSTANCE.
Note: In Acts 28:7 , AV, choria, "lands" (RV), is translated "possessions."
C — 1: περιούσιος (Strong's #4041 — Adjective — periousios — per-ee-oo'-see-os ) "of one's own possession, one's own," qualifies the noun laos, "people," in Titus 2:14 , AV, "peculiar," see RV. In the Sept., Exodus 19:5 ; 23:22 ; Deuteronomy 7:6 ; 14:2 ; 26:18 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Possession, Demon
See Demon Possession .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Demon Possession
The control of an individual's personality so that actions are influenced by an evil demonic spirit. Most of those described as demon-possessed in the New Testament are adult men, but certain women were also delivered from the influence of evil spirits (Luke 8:2 ; Luke 13:11 ,Luke 13:11,13:16 ). The signs of demon possession in the New Testament include: speechlessness (Matthew 9:33 ); deafness (Mark 9:25 ); blindness (Matthew 12:22 ); fierceness (Matthew 8:28 ); unusual strength (Mark 5:4 ); convulsions (Mark 1:26 ); and foaming at the mouth (Luke 9:39 ). Most of the New Testament references to demon possession appear in the Gospels and represent the outburst of satanic opposition to God's work in Christ.
The Scripture writers are careful to distinguish between demon possession and disease. In Matthew 4:24 demon possession is listed with a variety of symptoms of other diseases including pain, epilepsy, and paralysis. The Gospel writers could distinguish between demon possession and these other diseases.
The features demonstrated by those who are demon possessed are incompatible with a theory of mere bodily or mental illness. The healing of the Gadarene demoniac in Mark 5:1 had fatal effects upon a nearby herd of swine ( Mark 5:11-13 ). The same demoniac made an assertion of Christ's deity when the disciples of Jesus had not as yet shown any recognition of this fact (Mark 4:41 ; Mark 5:7 ). Epilepsy and insanity would not cause such effects as these.
Descriptions of the experience of demon possession do not separate the actions of the possessed person from the actions of the demon (Mark 1:23 ; Luke 8:28 ). The power of the demon dominates the personality of the possessed person. Such bizarre behavior as masochism (Mark 5:5 ) and an unnatural voice (Mark 5:7 ) stems from the demon's control of the individual's self-expression.
Jesus treated the cases of demon possession as realities. He was neither putting on a performance nor pretending to agree with superstitious attitudes of the Jews. In His discussions with the Jews He assumed the reality of demon possession when He affirmed that His casting out of devils showed that the kingdom of God had come to His hearers (Matthew 12:23-27 ). The Jews of Jesus' time superstitiously believed that demons were lurking at every corner. They thought they could find them in rivers, seas, and on mountaintops. Demons were blamed for toothaches, headaches, broken bones, and outbursts of jealousy and anger. By way of contrast to this practice, the response of Jesus and the New Testament writers is very restrained.
The cure for demon possession in the New Testament is always faith in the power of Christ. The New Testament never shows Jesus or the apostles using magical rites to deliver the afflicted from demon possession. Whenever Christ spoke the word, the demons were forced to obey Him (Mark 1:27 ; Luke 4:41 ). Jesus entrusted this same power of exorcism to His disciples as they went out on mission for Him (Matthew 10:8 ).
Missionaries and Christian workers in foreign countries have encountered the biblical type of demon possession in some of their work. Those individuals who have experienced a release from demon possession by spiritual means have been able to lead normal healthy lives. Psychiatrists would describe demon possession in terms quite different from the Bible. The most useful solution to the problem will assume that the evil of human nature renders the mind especially susceptible to the influence of personal agents of evil.
Thomas D. Lea
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Possession of the Devil
See DAEMONIACS.
Webster's Dictionary - Possession
(1):
(n.) The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
(2):
(n.) The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
(3):
(n.) The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
(4):
(n.) The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
(5):
(v. t.) To invest with property.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs
DEMON, DEMONIACAL POSSESSION, DEMONIACS
1. The demonology of the Gospels is based upon beliefs which were current among the Jews previous to the time of Christ; these beliefs arose gradually, and were ultimately stereotyped in the Talmud. For the proper understanding of Gospel demonology some insight into these Jewish beliefs is indispensable. But the demonology of the Jews was profoundly influenced and coloured, at different times, by Babylonian, Egyptian, Persian, and Greek teaching on the subject, while the beliefs of these highly cultured peoples were developments of the much earlier conceptions of man in a very much lower stage of civilization,—conceptions which are practically universally prevalent among savage races at the present day. To deal with the subject, therefore, in all its bearings would be impossible here; it must suffice to give references to a few of the many works which deal with the different branches of this vast subject. Details of Jewish demonology must, however, be given, for it will be seen that they are necessary for a proper understanding of Gospel demonology; added to these will be found some few references to the earlier beliefs upon which they are based.
For the beliefs of primitive man
Maury, La Magie et l’Astrologie dans l’antiquite et au moyenage, Paris, 1857; Frazer, The Golden Dough 2, ch. iii. passim. London, 1900; Lang, The Making of Religion 2, ch. vii., London, 1900; Tylor, Primitive Culture, ch. xiv. etc., but the whole work should be studied. Cf. Réville’s Hist. of Religions, chs. iii.–vi., London, 1884.* [1]
For Assyro-Babylonian beliefs
Budge, Assyrian Incantations to Fire and Water, London, 1883; Hommel, Gesch. Bab. [2] und Ass. pp. 237–269, 388 ff., Berlin, 1885; Jastrow, Die Rei. Bab. [2] und Ass. ch. xvi., Giessen, 1902 ff. [4]; A. Jeremias, Das AT [3]8 im Lichte des alten Orients, pp. 218 ff., 330, 340 ff., Leipzig, 1904; King, Babylonian Magic and Sorcery, London, 1896, Babylonian Religion and Mythology, p. 200 ff., London, 1899; Lenormant, La Magie chez les Chaldéens et les origines accadiennes, Paris, 1875; Sayce, Hibbert Lectures, v., London, 1887; Stube, Jüdisch-babylonische Zaubertexte, Halle, 1895. Many indirect points of importance will be found in Ball’s Light from the East, London, 1899; Morgenstern, ‘Doctr. of Sin in the Bab. [2] Rel.’ in Mittheil. der vorderasiat. Gesellsch. iii., 1905; Weber, ‘Dämonenbeschworung bei den Bab. [2] und Assyr. [8] ’ in Der Alte Orient, vii. 4, Leipzig, 1906.
For Egyptian beliefs
Budge, Egyptian Magic, ch. vii., London, 1899; Ed. Meyer, Gesch. des alten Aegyptens, ch. iii., Berlin, 1887; Wiedemann, ‘Magie und Zauberei im alten Aegypten,’ in Der alte Orient, vi. 4, Leipzig, 1905, cf. also, by same author, and in same series, iii. 4, ‘Die Unterhaltungslit. der alten Aegypter.’
For Persian beliefs
Darmesteter, The Zend-A vesta (Part i. ‘The Veodidad’), Fargard xix., xxi.; Geiger, Ostiranische Kultur im Alterthum, § 38, Erlangeo, 1882; Haug, Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings and Religion of the Parsis3 [9] (translation by E. H. West), London, 1884; Spiegel, Eranische Alterthumskunde, vol. ii., Leipzig, 1871–1878; Stave, Ueber den Einfluss des Parsismus auf das Judenthum, Haarlem, 1898 [10]; Windischmann, Zoroastrische Studien, pp. 138–148, Berlin, 1863.
For Greek beliefs
Gruppe, Die Griechischen Culte und Mythen …, i. pp. 184–196, Leipzig, 1887; Maury, Hist. des Religions de la Grèce antique, i. pp. 565–581, ii. pp. 91–93, iii. pp. 419–443, Paris, 1857; Preller, Griechische Mythologie4 [9] , under ‘Daemonen,’ Berlin, 1887; Roscher, Lexikon der Gr. und Rom. [4] Mythologie, art. ‘Daimon’ [13], Leipzig, 1884, etc. See also Lobeck, Agioaphamus, pp. 695, 696, 1092, Berlin, 1829.
For a résumé of Babylonian, Egyptian, Persian, and Greek influeoce on Jewish demonology, see the remarkably able series of articles by F. C. Conybcare in JQR [3]2 viii. ix. (1896, 1897). See also Encyc. Bibl. art. ‘Demons,’ §§ 7, 11.
2. The Old Testament.—The demonology of the OT is probably somewhat more complex than is sometimes assumed.† [15] The analogy of other races would prima facie support the inference that the Israelites also had their beliefs in demons (see Literature below). Much weight cannot be laid on the (not frequent) occurrence of δαίμων and δαιμόνιον in the LXX Septuagint, as they stand for varying words in the original; but there are a number of Hebrew expressions which must be connected with demons, it all events as far as the popular imagination was concerned; these are: רוּחַ רָעָה ‘evil spirit, Judges 9:23, 1 Samuel 16:14; רוּחַ עָוְעָים ‘spirit of perverseness,’ Isaiah 19:14 : שִׁדים ‘demons’, Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalms 106:37; שְׂעירִים ‘satyrs,’ Leviticus 17:7, Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14; קָמָב ‘destruction,’ conceived of as due to demoniac power, see the whole verse, Psalms 91:6; עֳליקָה ‘female blood-sucker,’ Proverbs 30:15; לִילִית ‘night-hag,’ Isaiah 34:13-14; עֳוָאוִל, Leviticus 16:8 ff. ‘Azazel,’ a desert spirit. This last instance clearly shows how firmly embedded in popular imagination was this belief in evil powers of the solitude.* [16] It is true that Babylonian influence during and after the Exile was responsible for much of this;† [17] but that the Israelites from the earliest times, like every other race, peopled the world with innumerable unseen powers, cannot admit of doubt. According to OT conceptions, the evil spirits are not the subjects of some supreme ruler; in the earlier books they are represented as fulfilling the commands of Jehovah in doing harm to men, but later on they seem to enjoy complete independence, though even here the conceptions are not consistent (cf. Job 1:6-12). When we come to the Apocrypha, we find that an immense development has taken place; see, e.g., Tobit 3:6; Tobit 3:8; Tobit 6:7; Tobit 6:17; Tobit 8:2 f., Baruch 4:7; Baruch 4:35, Wisdom of Solomon 2:24, Sirach 21:27; cf. as regards other late literature the Book of Enoch 15. 16. 19. 53. The more important literature bearing on this branch of the subject is as follows:—
W. R. Smith, RS [18] 2 [9] , p. 120 ff.; Wellhausen, Reste Arab. [20] Heident.2 [9] p. 148 ff.; Doughty, Arabia Deserta, ii. p. 188 ff.; Curtiss, Primitive Semitic Religion To-day, pp. 68, 184, etc.; Nowack, Heb. Arch. ii. p. 186 ff.; Sayce, Hibbert Lectures, 1887, p. 146, etc.; Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, the Encyc. Bibl., and the Jewish Encyc. under artt. ‘Demons,’ ‘Lilith,’ ‘Azazel’; Hamburger’s Real.-Encyc., Riehm’s HWBA, Herzog’s PRE [3]2 3 [9] under artt. ‘Geister,’ ‘Feldgeister,’ ‘Damonen,’ etc. Other works that should be consulted are: Baudissin, Studien zur Sem. [3]3 Volksrelig.; Lagrange, Études sur les rel. Semit. 2; Frazer, Golden Bough2 [9] , ii.
3. Later Judaism.‡ [26] —The following are the Talmudic words for demons: , מַלְאֳבָי חבלה (πνεύματα), רוּחַ טוּמָאָה (πνεῦμα ἀκάθαρτον), רוּחַ רָעָה (πνεῦμα πονηρόν), רוּחַ שֵר (πνεῦμα δαίμονος). See further below. While it is abundantly clear that external influences have left their marks on Jewish demonology, it is certain that much of the latter was of indigenous growth; the whole system, so immense, so intricate, and in many respects so puerile, is stamped too plainly with the Judaic genius for this to be questioned. Only a very brief summary of the main points can be here indicated.§ [26]3
(a) Origin of demons.—As has not infrequently been found to be the case with Jewish tradition, there are varying accounts; in this case two distinct traditions exist. According to the one, it is said that the demons were created|| [28] by God before the world was made; Satan,¶ [29] who is identical with the serpent, is the chief of the demons. They were of both sexes, and their species was propagated through cohabitation with Adam and Eve during a period of 130 years after the Creation. The other tradition is based on Genesis 6:1-8 (cf. 2 Peter 2:4-5); two angels, Assael and Shemachsai, loved the daughters of men, and, forsaking their allegiance to God, descended from heaven to earth; one of these angels returned to heaven and did not sin, but the other accomplished his desire, and his offspring became demons.
(b) The nature of demons.—The general name for all demons is mazzîkîn (מַוָּיקָץ), and this indicates their nature, מַוָּיק = ‘one who does harm.’** [28]0 The head of them is Satan (הַשָטַן = ‘the adversary’); it is his aim to mislead men into evil, and then to accuse them before God, hence the further name מקטנר (κατήγορος) = ‘accuser’ (cf. Zechariah 3:1). He is at liberty to enter the Divine presence at all times (cf. Job 1:6) and accuse men before God; only on the Day of Atonement is he refused admittance. As the angel of death, he is identical with Sammael, who is known also as ‘the head of all the Satans.’ The kingdom of Satan (cf. Mark 3:23 ff.) consists of himself, as head, and an innumerable horde of angels or messengers (מַלאָבים) who do his will;* [23] this is the exact antithesis of the kingdom of God† [32] (see, further, Satan). These constitute the first grade of demons, those who were created before the world was made; these were originally in the service of God, but rebelled against Him (cf. Luke 10:18).
There are also demons of a lower grade, those, namely, who came into being during the 130 years after the Creation, and who are semi-human;‡ [33] they occupied a position between God and man.§ [1] They have the names (besides those given above) of shçdîm,|| [35] lîlîn¶ [36] and rûhîn (Aramaic; Heb. rûhôth** [3]4 ); the first of these is their commonest name. The head of these lower-grade demons is Asmedai†† [38] (Asmodaeus, Tobit 3:8, cf. Tobit 6:14; Tobit 8:3); they have the power of becoming visible or invisible at will; they have wings, and fly all over the world‡‡ [20] for the purpose of harming men; in three respects they resemble man, for they eat and drink, they are able to propagate their species, and are subject to death; they also have the power of assuming various forms, but they usually choose that of men, though with the difference that their feet are hens’ feet, and they are without shadows; they are very numerous (cf. Mark 5:9)—7½ millions is said to be the number of them, while elsewhere it is stated that every man has ten thousand on his right hand, and a thousand on his left (cf. Psalms 91:5-7). They live mostly in desert places (cf. Luke 8:29), where their yells can be heard (cf. Deuteronomy 32:10 ‘howling wilderness’); also in unclean places, where their power is great, e.g. in the בֵּית הבסא; in waterless places (cf. Luke 11:24), for water is the means of cleansing;§§ [23] and among tombs|| || [3]6 (cf. Mark 5:2), dead bodies being unclean;¶¶ [42] they are most dangerous to the traveller, more especially if he travels alone; they tend to congregate together (cf. Luke 11:26; Luke 8:2; Luke 8:30); at certain times they are more dangerous than at others, viz. at mid-day, when the heat is intense, and from sunset to cock-crowing (cf. Psalms 91:5-6, Mark 14:72, John 13:27; John 13:30), after which they return to their abode. Unlike angels, who understand only Hebrew (the ‘holy tongue’ לָשׁוֹן הַקָרשׁ), demons can understand all languages, for they are active among the Gentiles as well as among the Jews, whereas angels restrict their activity among men to the children of Abraham. The power for harm of the demons is greatest among the sick, among women in child-birth, among brides and bridegrooms, mourners, and those who are about to become teachers; further, those who travel by night, and children who are out after dark are specially subject to their attacks. There is one demon, Shabriri, who makes people blind (cf. Matthew 12:22), and there is a special demon of leprosy, and a demon of heart-disease. As emissaries of the angel of death, Sammael (the ‘full of eyes,’ cf. the Greek Argus), men are in constant dread of them (cf. Hebrews 2:14-16). It was also believed that demons were able to transfer some of their powers to men, and especially to women; so, for example, the secret of magic drinks, which could harm people in various ways (cf. Mark 16:18), and change them into animals; they could also endow men with the faculty of exercising the ‘evil eye’ (cf. Mark 7:22, see also Sirach 31:13, and cf. Sirach 14:8; Sirach 14:10, Tobit 4:16), by means of which the good fortune of others could be turned to evil; there is a special formula for use against the ‘evil eye.’* [43] There are certain animals in league with the demons (cf. Luke 8:32), such as serpents (cf. Mark 16:18, Acts 28:3-6), bulls,† [3]3 donkeys,‡ [45] and mosquitoes. The shçdim are male demons; female demons are called lilin, ‘night-spirits,’ from the qneen of the demons, Lilith (cf. Isaiah 34:14); they have long flowing hair, and are the enemies of children, for which reason special angels have charge of children (cf. Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14).
(c) Safeguards against demons.§ [15] —God is the only ultimate protector against demons; but He sends His angels to counteract their deeds, and to help men to withstand their attacks (cf. Matthew 18:10, Mark 1:13). At the same time, God has given to man various means whereby to nullify the machinations of demons. First among these is the saying of the Shema‘ (i.e. the Jewish profession of faith contained in Deuteronomy 6:4 ff.), because the holy name occurs in it; then, prayer to God (cf. Mark 9:29). There are also special formulas which are effective, either for warding off an attack or for throwing off the demoniacal influence, e.g. ‘The Lord rebuke thee, Satan’ (cf. Zechariah 3:2, Judges 1:9); Psalms 91 is recommended for recitation before going to sleep; a demon may be chased away by repeatedly calling out his name, but uttering one syllable less each time;|| [3]9 obedience to certain commands is also a safe-guard, e.g. fixing the mĕzu̇zâh,¶ [Note: A small glass or metal case, containing " translation="">Deuteronomy 4:6-9; <
Webster's Dictionary - Self-Possession
(n.) The possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Possession
Segûllâh (סְגֻלָּה, Strong's #5459), “possession.” Cognates of this word appear in late Aramaic and Akkadian. This word occurs only 8 times.
Cegullah signifies “property” in the special sense of a private possession one personally acquired and carefully preserves. Six times this word is used of Israel as God’s personally acquired (elected, delivered from Egyptian bondage, and formed into what He wanted them to be), carefully preserved, and privately possessed people: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure [1] unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine” (Exod. 19:5—first occurrence).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Possession
POSSESSION
1. Meaning of the term . The central idea in the word is the coercive seizing of the spirit of a man by another spirit, viewed as superhuman, with the result that the man’s will is no longer free but is controlled, often against his wish, by this indwelling person or power. In Scripture the idea is associated with both phases of moral character; and a man may be possessed by Christ or the Holy Spirit, or by a or the devil. Later usage has confined the word mainly, though not exclusively, to possession by an evil spirit. Of the better possession there are several kinds of instances in both Testaments. It is sometimes represented, according to the more material psychology of early times, as the seizure of a man by an external power, though the internal occupation is implied, and the control is none the less complete ( 1 Samuel 10:10 , Isaiah 61:1 ; cf. the frequent ‘the hand of the Lord was upon’ him, 1 Kings 18:46 : so of an evil spirit, 1 Samuel 18:10 ). The inspiration of the prophets is in some places described as effected by a supernatural agency occupying the seat of personality within the prophet, and controlling or moving him ( Luke 1:70 , 1Pe 1:11 , 2 Peter 1:21 , 2Es 14:22 ). In personal religion not only is the transference of authority within to the indwelling Christ spoken of ( John 17:23 , Galatians 2:20 ), but the Holy Spirit also may seize and possess a man ( Acts 2:1 , Luke 1:15 , Romans 8:9 , Ephesians 5:18 ), and should rule in him ( Ephesians 4:30 ). But this involves a welcome and glad submission to the sway of a spirit within, though personal wishes may be thwarted or crossed ( Acts 16:7 ). Demoniacal possession, on the other hand, is characterized by the reluctance of the sufferer, who is often conscious of the hateful tyranny under which he is held and against which his will rebels in vain.
2. Features of demoniacal possession . In such possession two features may generally be traced. It is allied with and yet distinct from physical disease, and there is almost always something abnormal with respect to the psychical development or defect of the sufferer. It is given as the explanation in cases of dumbness ( Matthew 9:32 , Luke 11:14 ), of deafness and dumbness ( Mark 9:25 ), of dumbness and blindness ( Matthew 12:22 ), of curvature of the spine ( Luke 13:11 ), and of epilepsy ( Mark 1:25 ). Elsewhere such complaints are referred to as merely disease, and no suggestion is made that they were caused or complicated by the action of an evil spirit ( Matthew 15:30 , Mark 7:32 , Luke 18:25 ). Sometimes possession and disease are even distinguished by different enumeration ( Matthew 10:8 , Mark 1:32 , Luke 6:17 f., Luke 7:21 ; Luke 13:32 ); and once at least epileptics (or lunatics) and palsied occupy a different category from demoniacs ( Matthew 4:24 ). The right conclusion seems to be that the same disease was in some cases ascribed to ordinary causes and in others to possession, the distinguishing feature being possibly intractability due to the violence of permanence of the symptoms. Evidence that the disorder was at the same time of a psychical or nervous character is plentiful. According to Arab belief, something abnormal in the appearance, such as a strange look in the eyes or an unusual catching in the throat, was an invariable symptom, and both are indications of nervous excitement or alarm. The will was paralyzed ( Mark 9:18 ), and the sufferer was under the influence of illusions ( John 7:20 ). He identified himself with the demons, and was averse to deliverance ( Mark 1:24 ; Mark 5:7 ). In such cases Jesus does not follow His usual course of exciting faith before he heals, but acts as though the sufferer were not in a fit state to believe or to trust, and must be dealt with forcibly first of all. Some confident and majestic word is spoken, of which the authority is immediately recognized; and only then, when the proper balance of the mind has been restored, is an attempt made to communicate religious blessing.
3. Our Lord’s belief . Two opinions have been held as to whether Christ actually shared the current views of His day as to demoniacal possession. That He seemed to do so is attested on almost every page of the Synoptics, ( a ) According to one opinion, this was nothing more than a seeming, and His attitude towards the phenomena must be explained as a gracious accommodation to the views of the age . In addition to the serious objection that such a theory introduces an unwelcome element of unreality into Christ’s teaching, and implies a lack of candour on His part, the arguments in its favour are singularly ineffective. To assert that Christ never entangled His teaching with contemporary ideas is to prejudge the very question at issue. That He adopted different methods from those followed by professional exorcists, whose success He expressly attests ( Matthew 12:27 ), is exactly what His difference in person from them would cause to be expected, but does not necessarily involve a difference in theory. To humour a patient by falling in with his hallucination is not a correct description of Christ’s procedure; for in many of the instances the treatment is peremptory and stern (cf. Mark 9:25 , where the sufferer was not consulted, and any humouring followed the cure; so elsewhere), and the evil spirits are represented after expulsion as actual and still capable of mischief ( Mark 5:13 ). Christ’s own language is itself significant. He makes the current belief the basis of argument ( Luke 11:16 ff.), attributes the power to cast out devils to the disciples of the Pharisees, and implicitly asserts it for Himself ( Mark 12:27 f., Luke 11:19 f.), and recognizes the power as resident in others ( Mark 9:38 f., Matthew 7:22 ), without a single intimation that He was speaking in metaphor, and that His hearers were blundering in assuming that He meant what He said.
( b ) The real explanation is to be found in quite another direction. His humanity was true and complete, the humanity of the age into which He was born; and of His Divine attributes He’ emptied himself’ ( Php 2:7 , 2 Corinthians 8:9 ; 2 Corinthians 13:4 ), except to the extent to which His perfect human nature might be the organ of their manifestation (Bruce, Humiliation of Christ , 136 ff.; Ottley, Doct. of Incarnation , 610 ff.). In virtue of this voluntary self-limitation, His humanity was not lifted clear of the intellectual atmosphere of His time; but He shared the conceptions and views of the people amongst whom He became incarnate, though His sinlessness and the welcomed guidance of the Holy Spirit aided His human intelligence, removing some of the worst hindrances to correct thinking, but not making Him in any sense a prodigy in advance of His age in regard to human knowledge. Accordingly, He avoids the extreme and exaggerated demonology into which an unduly extended animistic interpretation of the universe was leading His contemporaries, but does not reject or question the interpretation itself. At a later date there was a disposition to ascribe all diseases to possession, to multiply evil spirits beyond calculation, and to invest them with functions and activities of the most grotesque kind. Christ’s attitude was altogether different, though He consistently talks and acts upon the assumption that evil spirits were no creatures of the fancy, and that possession was a real phenomenon.
That such an assumption was wrong it is outside the province of the real sciences to assert or to deny; and there are some considerations that make the conclusion at least probable, that personal spirits of evil exist, and cause by their activity some woeful sufferings amongst men. Metaphysics postulates transcendent personal power as the original cause of material phenomena, and is sustained in so doing by all that a man knows concerning the roots of his own moral procedure. Immanent in man and outside, there is generally recognized a great spiritual existence, affecting human life in a thousand invisible ways; and the belief in One Supreme Spirit removes most of the difficulties from the belief in others, subordinate yet superhuman. In the asylums and hospitals, moreover, are cases of mental or nervous disease, not entirely explicable by physical law, but looking exceedingly like what cases of possession may be supposed to be; just as in social and civil life men are sometimes met with whose viciousness defies any other interpretation than that an, or the, evil spirit has secured the mastery over them. Psychical research, too, points to a large spiritual population of the world, and all the naturalistic explanations so far suggested have failed to solve the mystery. The conclusion seems probable that demoniacal possession was accepted by Christ as an actual fact, with modifications of the views of His contemporaries in the direction of economy in the bringing in of superhuman agencies, and of their due distinction from processes of physical law.
Possession may further be classed as one of the fundamental and universal beliefs of mankind, with a solid element of truth in it, though running at times of excitement into extravagance. Homer held that a wasting sickness was caused by a demon, and the Greek dramatists generally attribute madness and quasi -religious frenzy to demonic or Divine possession. The Egyptians located a demon in each of the thirty-six members of the body; their presence was the cause of disease, which was healed by their expulsion. Seven evil spirits are grouped in Babylonian mythology ( Matthew 12:45 , Mark 16:9 , Luke 8:2 ; Luke 11:26 ), and these with their subordinate genii kept men in continual fear, and were thought able to occupy the body and produce any kind of sickness. In almost every civilization, ancient as those of the East or rude as those of Central Africa, a similar conception has prevailed; and the prevalence points to a certain rudimentary truth that need not De renounced along with the elaborations by which in the course of ages the actual fact has been overlaid.
R. W. Moss.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Possession
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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Possession
In the earlier period of his career man did not realize, as we do, the difference between himself and the animals, plants, and objects around him. He thought, and in the lower culture still thinks, of these as in many respects like himself. When, therefore, through dreams and other experiences, he realized that his body was inhabited and animated by a spirit, he also thought that the falling rock, the running river, the waving tree, the sun moving through the sky, were each inhabited by a spirit or spirits like that within himself; every thing and every affair were animated by their own particular spirit. This animistic belief was, and is still, held by the men of the lower culture, by the primitive Semites and Aryans and the races springing from them, by the modern Chinese, and even by educated Europeans to-day._
Some spirits, like vampires, were corporeal, but the majority, if not all, were free to move about, and able, nay anxious, to enter into some relationship with man. As a person’s ordinary speech and action sprang from the action of his own spirit (minor differences arising because each had his own individual spirit), so extraordinary conduct of any kind was due to the impact of a spirit other than his own. The man was not himself, he was out of his mind, and consequently another was in._
The contact of a spirit and a person might be at the instance of the person, through his eating laurel leaves, inhaling fumes or incense, drinking blood or an intoxicant, drumming, dancing, steady gazing._ It might, again, be on the initiative of the spirit. The contact might be either obsession, in which the spirit acts from without, or embodiment, in which it actually enters into the person._ Such expressions, in regard, e.g., to the Holy Spirit, as ‘come upon,’ ‘was upon,’ ‘fell upon,’ ‘poured out on,’ ‘baptized with,’ pointing in the direction of obsession, others, as ‘filled with,’ ‘God gave them,’ ‘they received the Holy Spirit,’ pointing in the direction of embodiment, indicate that the spirit took the initiative._
The conception of spirits underwent development along two distinct, though not quite independent, lines. Certain spirits, coming to be recognized as stronger than others, gradually attained a higher dignity, a more elaborate ritual, and a wider sway. They got names and became deities. Further, some of these becoming more important than others, came to be the chief deities of tribes and nations, and then, like Zeus, the head of a pantheon. A strong belief in such a deity in some cases almost attained to, and in the case of Jahweh actually reached, monotheism, or at least what Hogarth calls ‘super-Monotheism.’_ In some religions, as Zarathustrianism and the cults of Mesopotamia, the inferior spirits were grouped into grades as angels, archangels, principalities, and powers, at whose head there sometimes stood a supreme spirit as the Satan. Again, as primitive man, believing that all things which occurred to, or within, him arose from the action of a spirit-generally a minor spirit-distinguished between things pleasant, beneficial, or according to his standard, good, and the reverse, he came to distinguish between spirits benevolent and beneficent, and others malevolent and maleficent._ When one is so fortunate as to be able to predict future events (Acts 21:11), or to indicate the will of God (Acts 13:2, Acts 15:28, Acts 16:6), then clearly one is filled with the Holy Spirit. This, rightly called ‘inspiration’, is not found in the lower culture, except occasionally, when it is due to the spirits of the dead, though it has been maintained that the deliverances of the classic oracles were given by a divine being._ On the other hand, a person who becomes hot and burning, is twisted or tortured, slowly pines away as if being eaten up, is thrown helpless on the ground, into water or fire, writhing and jerking, exhibits the strength of a giant or the fury of a wild beast, strips off his clothes, raves in a voice not his own-such a one seems to be, and was by the men of the lower culture believed to be, possessed by a maleficent spirit._ This belief acted in two ways. When the seizures were intermittent the sufferer believed that at the period of seizure he became possessed by a malevolent spirit, and even gave it a name. Again, a person who imagined that a harmful spirit had entered into him acted in the way possessed people were conceived inevitably to act, and this became in its turn a proof positive of such possession._ The entry of such a hurtful spirit is of course involuntary._
The Greeks called a supernatural being intermediate between the gods and men δαίμων, ‘demon.’ This was used in the LXX_ and the Apocrypha, as in Tobit, to translate ùÑÅøÄéí and ùÒÀòÄéøÄéí. The word thus came to get a bad meaning. The later Jews and Christians, in their hatred of the pagan cults, emphasized this view, and it has ever since been retained as in the English word ‘demon.’_ The Greek term δαιμονἱζεσθαι means ‘to be possessed by a maleficent spirit.’ Our word ‘epilepsy’ is the English form of ἐπίληψις, meaning ‘seizure’ by a superhuman agent, while epilepsy itself was called by the Greeks ἱερὰ νόσος, ‘the divine illness.’_
While, therefore, ‘demonism’ and ‘demonist’ indicate belief in and a believer in demons, ‘demonology’ is the science which treats of demons, ‘demonolatry’ is the worship of demons; ‘demonopathy,’ or, better, to use the term of the Sydenham Society Lexicon of 1883, ‘demonomania’ is the pathological condition in which the patient, a ‘demoniac,’ believes, and his conduct would induce others to believe, that he is possessed by a maleficent spirit.
Anthropological research shows that demonomania prevails or has prevailed among the Amerind tribes from the furthest North to Patagonia, throughout Polynesia, in New Zealand, the Australian and Tasmanian regions, in all parts of India and Africa, among the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and all the Semitic nations._
But the facts as to demonism and demonomania will become clearer by a consideration of these as we find them present in the life of one nation. The primitive Semites believed in demons, and this racial faith was inherited and developed by the Arabians, and the nations which swarmed from the desert cradle-land-Mesopotamians, Phcenicians, Canaanites, and Hebrews._ The last, in their nomadic state and their sojourn in Egypt, by their settlement in Palestine and intercourse with neighbouring nations, and during the Exile, were subjected to influences which, while modifying, tended to intensify the ancestral belief._ They recognized not merely the existence of demons but their classification into the two great groups, beneficent and maleficent, the latter being our special concern._ The demons in the earliest culture had no names, but gradually, e.g. in Mesopotamia, they were divided into classes with distinct names. Among the Hebrews we have these classes._
(1) The ùÒÀòÄéøÄéí, field spirits, like satyrs, so called because of their resemblance to hairy he-goats. To these sacrifices were offered in the open field, and for their worship Jeroboam appointed priests._ A further reference to these may be found in 2 Kings 23:8, where for ùÑÀòÈøÄéí there should be read_ ùÒÀòÄéøÄéí. One of these spirits became prominent enough to receive a personal name òÂæ֤àæÇi, and to have a distinctive ritual of his own in which a goat was offered._
(2) In Mesopotamian mythology one of the most prominent of the groups of demons was the shçdîm, storm-deities. They were represented in an ox-like shape, and from being used as the protective genii of palaces became, in Mesopotamia, propitious deities. From Chaldaea their worship passed to Palestine, and the name name ùÑÅøÄéí was applied by the Hebrews to the Canaanite demons whom they recognized and worshipped._ If àÇáÀðÅé çÇùÑÈøÆä (Job 5:23) be a corruption for àÂãÉðÅé äÇùÒÈãä, then ‘the lords’ were field-demons of this hind. A further reference to them is found in Genesis 14:3; Genesis 14:8; Genesis 14:10, where äÇùÒÄãÌÄéí should be printed äÇùÑÅøÄéí;_ and in Hosea 12:12 áÌÇâÌÄiÄâÌÈi ùÑÀåÈøÄéí æÄáÌÅçåÌ should be áÌÇâÌÄ× iÇùÑÅøÄéí æÄ× ‘at Gilgal they sacrifice to the false gods (la-shçdhîm).’_ Three of these demons attained to such eminence as to receive names. These were iéiÄéú, Lilith (the night-hag, Isaiah 34:13-14), a female night-demon who sucked the blood of her sleeping victims;_ äÇîÌÇùÑÀçÄéú, a demon servant of Jahweh warded off by a blood-talisman (Exodus 12:23);_ Asmedai, the Asmodeus of Tobit 3:8-17, who is called in the Aramaic and Hebrew versions of Mark 1:23-26,8 ‘king of the Shçdîm,’ a demon borrowed from Zarathustrianism, who is identified with Ἀπολλύων (Revelation 9:11)._ Indications are not wanting that certain words which later came to signify calamities were originally the demons who caused the calamities. Such were øÈèÆá ‘the smiter,’ the deadly hot wind of mid-day; øÈùÑÆó and áÌÀðÅé øÆùÑÆó, the demon of destroying flame;_ òÂiåÌÈä a vampire, a blood-sucking demon._ Such demons resemble and appear as either wild beasts or imaginary hybrid monsters._ Satan was identified with a serpent. ‘The zoology of Islam,’ as has, been well said, ‘is at once a demonology,’ and the remark need not be confined to that religion._ While originally the belief in such demons may have been caused, partially or wholly, by the sudden or mysterious appearance or action of animals, the spirits gradually came to be looked on as assuming the appearance of certain animals._ Thus, when the Shunammite solemnly conjures the daughters of Jerusalem by the àÇéÀiåÉú and the öáÈàåÉú (Song of Solomon 2:7; Song of Solomon 3:5) she was doubtless referring to the faun-like spirits of the wild._ The continuous and persistent efforts of the prophets to extricate Jahweh from the other gods and to exalt His power and importance inevitably diminished those of the demons; and, as His holiness and goodness became clearer, their malevolence became more marked._ The continuous prevalence of and belief in demonomania becomes clearer still when we recall (a) the names given to the art of dealing with the demons, as ÆñÆí ‘divination,’_ îÄÀñÈí, ‘divination,’_. ðÇçÇùÑ, ‘enchantment,’_ ùÑÇçÀøÈäÌ ‘sorcery,’_ ëÌÆùÑÈó, ‘incantations’;_ (b) the terms indicating the practice of such arts, as òåÉðÅï, ‘to use hidden or magical arts,’_ such as those common among the Philistines; çÈáÇø, ‘to tie magical knots,’_ öÄôÀöÅó ‘to twitter,’ with its corresponding name for the practitioner, äÇîÀöÇôÀöÀôÄéí;_ (c) the various kinds of practitioners whose business it was to deal with spirits, as ãÌÉøÅùÑ àÆiÎäÇîÅúéí, ‘necromancers’; éÄãÌÀò̇ðÄéí ‘knowing ones,’ or wizards;_ îÇäÀðÄéí, ‘those who mutter’;_ àÄèÌÄéí, ‘whisperers’;_ àåÉá, those who maintain communion with the dead, cause them to return, and through intercourse with them deliver oracles, speaking low as if out of the ground. Condemned by the Deuteronomic legislation, they were banished by Saul, patronized by Manasseh, and much sought after by the Egyptians._ The entrance of these malevolent spirits into a person might be prevented by using proper precaution. Among the Orang Laut of the Malay Peninsula when the demon of small-pox is active in one locality the people of the adjacent districts prevent it coming to them by placing thorns in the paths between them and the infected locality. The Khonds of Orissa ward off the same intruder by presenting the demon with gifts._ Among the Hebrews the chief prophylactics were amulets,_ charms,_ knotted cords,_ the repetition of the Shema’ (Deuteronomy 6:4) and other formulae, fixing of the mezûzâh, wearing the tephillîn, eating salt;_ and, as we may infer from the practice of other races, the intervention of guardian angels._ When the malevolent spirit had actually entered a person the usual remedies employed were sacrifice,_ prayer,_ and, as the thing aimed at was the expulsion of the spirit, exorcism._
These notes will make clear what needs to be kept in mind, the very large place demonism occupied in the minds of the ordinary Hebrews.
As men came to think of the river running and the tree falling through natural causes, while still attributing the earthquake and the thunder to the action of a god, so they came to think of certain maladies as also due to natural causes, whereas others, peculiar, or peculiarly severe, were still considered as the work of demons. It is impossible to trace out this process in every religion, but the OT affords us helpful suggestions. Among the Hebrews it pursues something like the following line. When a disease in its advent and development followed, in different people, very much the same course, exhibiting nothing abnormal, its nature came, so far, to be understood, and to be considered as due to natural causes. The sickness of the son of the woman of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:17), Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:1), Daniel (Daniel 8:27), Jacob (Genesis 48:1), Abijah (1 Kings 14:1), is not attributed to any extra-natural cause._ This conception of natural diseases would result in, and go hand in hand with, some study of such diseases. By the time of Ḫammurabi, the doctor, the veterinary surgeon, and the brander were each distinct from one another._ The hygienic laws of Leviticus would encourage the study of the causes of disease. ‘In the Mishna it is mentioned with approval “Hezekiah put away” a Book of Healings.’_ In the time of Jeremiah physicians were a distinct set of men._ They were more or less connected with the priests and prophets, and were probably more akin to the ‘leech’ of the Middle Ages than to the scientifically trained physician of to-day. Still the rise of curative applications_ shows the dawning of some idea of rational treatment. Such men would be viewed with prejudice by people of a conservatively pietistic type, as the Chronicler (2 Chronicles 16:12) who censures Asa for resorting to physicians, and by disappointed patients with whose disease they had wrestled in vain (Wisdom of Solomon 16:12, Job 13:4). But the success which in many cases they achieved merited and won its need of praise._
But when a disease appeared as a sudden seizure, epidemical, or otherwise abnormal, men still believed that it was caused by a Divine being. Jahweh Himself smites with disease: diseases of the abnormal type are arrows shot from the hand of God._ Leprosy was clearly sent by Jahweh, and therefore His priests were the judges of the presence and of the cure of that disease, and the patient when cured had to offer sacrifice._ At other times Jahweh employed a subsidiary spirit like the Satan (Job 2:7) or some other of his messengers,_ Saul’s case is instructive. First of all there came upon him a spirit called øåÌçÇ éÀäÉåÈä and øåÌçÇ àÁiÉäÄéí._ This spirit departed from him, and another spirit, called øåÌçÇÎøÈòÈç îÅàÅú éäÉåÈä_ and øåÌçÇÎàÁiÉäÄéí øÈòÈç,_ a malevolent spirit of the gods, came upon him; and a pathological condition at once ensued, exhibiting itself in intermittent attacks of a strange and therefore demoniacal disorder._ For such abnormal diseases exorcism, in some form or another, would continue to be employed._ Thus the evolution of the function and character of spirits and the advance of medical science led to the differentiation of two types of disease, one normal, always tending to increase in number, and the other abnormal, always tending to decrease in number, the latter type being due to the action of superhuman beings.
In the Apostolic Age a belief in the active participation of spiritual beings in human affairs was universal._ Of these some were beneficent, as the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jesus, the seven spirits before the throne of God, angels, archangels, principalities, powers, ‘living creatures,’ and probably the πρεσβύτεροι before the throne._ Others, which specially concern us, were malevolent._ These were organized into a kingdom, the prince of the demons being Beelzebul, otherwise named Satan, and the devil,_ who is the ‘prince of the air,’ and has therein his residence._ In fact, to some Christians the age appeared one of lawlessness and unbelief lying under the sway of the Satan._ Satan is not merely a malevolent spirit; he delights in doing evil. As the Evil One, he is in a special sense the Tempter, sows evil in the world, and snatches away good. He has the power of death. He suggests to Judas to betray the Master, and the final surrender of the traitor to the Tempter is described in the words ‘Satan entered into him.’_ Subordinate to him are potentates of the dark present, the spirit-forces of evil in the heavenly sphere,_ among all of whom there are degrees of malevolence._ The demons were numerous, they congregated in men,_ and in certain places where they might be found. These places, as can easily be understood, were uninhabited, and remote from human dwellings. Arabs and Jews thought of these malevolent beings as dwelling in deserts, waterless places, mountains, cemeteries, and places which had been deserted._ The demons were able to enter into men and animals; they could go out of their own accord and they could be cast out by exorcists._ The entrance of a maleficent spirit made a human being a demoniac. But we get a clearer view of demonomania if we look at it from:
(a) The ethical standpoint.-People whose strangeness of life or action seemed abnormal were said to have a demon; this was said_ of our Lord even by His own relatives, and of John the Baptist. In the Apostolic Age there were many people whom the writers of the NT looked upon as wicked. Amid that evil and disloyal generation_ were hypocrites, sinners, adulterers, harlots, thieves, brigands, and open enemies of our Lord and His servants. But none of these are thought of as demoniacs. The boy mentioned in Mark 9:21 had been a demoniac from a child, hence the malady could not have arisen from moral causes. Further, the fact that demoniacs were not excluded from the synagogue_ indicates that demonomania was not looked upon as constituting them immoral characters. The demons were maleficent, some of them also malevolent, but their wickedness did not necessarily contaminate the patient morally. It is also to be observed that demoniacs were not constantly or permanently afflicted.
(b) The physical standpoint.-By the time of Jesus, the physician, separated off now from the prophet and the priest, had his distinctive name and practised his art on payment of fees._ Indications are not wanting that matters of diet and the use of restoratives were studied, and as healing appliances the balm of Gilead, the waters of Siloam and Bethesda, the hot springs of Tiberias and Callirhce were well known and widely used._ Luke was a physician,_ and most probably it was to him that the inhabitants of Melita brought those who were diseased to receive medical treatment._ These developments of medical science more and more differentiated demonomania from more normal diseases. The latter were well known and are often alluded to. Peter’s mother-in-law, aeneas, Dorcas, the father of Publius, Epaphroditus, Trophimus, besides many others whom our Lord cured, all laboured under ordinary diseases and no hint is given that they were demoniacs._ In the NT the distinction is carefully observed; sicknesses and diseases are referred to as prevalent;_ particular diseases are mentioned by name, as lunacy, haemorrhage, paralysis, dumbness, deafness, leprosy, fever, blindness, lameness, shrivelled limbs, dropsy, dysentery, maimedness;_ disease is differentiated from demonomania._ These latter types of disease, differing from the other by suddenness of attack or other abnormal feature, were still, owing to ignorance of their real nature, attributed to the action of superhuman beings such as Jahweh,_ one of His messengers._ the Satan,_ one of his messengers,_ or a demon who was sometimes named from the disease with which he infected the sufferer, as a deaf and dumb spirit,_ an unclean spirit,_ a spirit of infirmity,_ etc. While doubtless the old preventives against the entrance of demons continued to be employed, the older forms of expulsion (besides the direct act of God [1] and determined effort on the part of the sufferer [2]), such as prayer_ and exorcism,_ were practised. We have no reason to suppose that our Lord and His followers thought of these diseases and remedies in any other way than the rest of their countrymen._ Our Lord’s method of delivering His message, like His mode of living, was to a large extent conditioned by the times in which He lived. As He condescended to become a man, He humbled Himself to become one of the itinerant healers who abounded throughout the country. This enables us to realize how Jesus commanded the attention of His countrymen not merely by curing diseases but by exorcizing demons. Further, it explains how these wonders, while attracting the crowd, did not impress the majority of the people with the fact that He was a Divine Being, any more than the miracles of Moses led the Egyptians to think of him as a messenger from Jahweh. It is very significant that, after recording the turning of water into wine (John 2:1; John 4:46), the cure of the royal official’s son (John 4:47), the healing of the invalid at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1), the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1), and the walking on the sea (Mark 7:24-301), the writer of the Fourth Gospel says that not only many of His disciples refused to associate with Him any longer (Luke 4:33-35), but even His own brothers did not believe in Him (John 7:5). Of the mass of the people it is said, ‘But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on him’ (John 12:37), but continued to demand a sign not on earth but from the heavens.
Jesus, then, cured not merely normal diseases, but eases of demonomania of which no particulars are given._ But there are recorded four types of demonomania which appeared, and might well appear, to those of that age to be caused by the intrusion of a demon: (1) where certain organs existed but seemed prevented from fulfilling their proper functions, as cases of dumbness (Matthew 9:32, Luke 11:14), dumbness allied with blindness (Matthew 12:22), and dumbness aggravated by deafness, sudden convulsions, causing suicidal tendencies, foaming at the mouth and grinding the teeth (Matthew 17:15-18, Mark 9:17-26, Luke 9:37-43); (2) the case of the demoniac of Capernaum, where the demon made its presence felt in outcries, shrieks, and convulsions (1618837896_19 John 6:66);_ (3) the demoniac or demoniacs of Gadara present still stronger evidence of what would be deemed embodiment, such as abnormal physical strength, exhibiting itself in fierceness, violence, the breaking of chains and fetters, passion for seclusion among the tombs and mountains, frenzied shriekings, self-mutilation, nakedness, homicidal tendencies, loss of the sense of personality, and identification of the patient with the demon (Matthew 8:28-32, Mark 5:2-13, Luke 8:27-33);_ and (4) the case of the daughter of the SyrophCEnician woman, in which the cure was effected when the afflicted person was not present (Matthew 15:22-28, 1618837896_36).
The question of how Jesus accomplished these cures brings us face to face with problems which have not as yet been satisfactorily solved, but which the study of insanity and kindred diseases will doubtless one day clearly explain. As to the outward methods employed, it is noticeable that our Lord used no incantations or similar outward means. He seems to have been in the habit of laying His hands on the sufferers, and this became a means by which spiritual blessing was also conveyed._ His word alone seems to have been effective._ Jesus Himself uses two expressions to indicate the power which lay behind and wrought through touch and word-‘the Spirit of God’ (Matthew 12:28) and ‘the finger of God’ (Luke 11:20). These expressions do not help us much to understand the authority which the crowds recognized as accompanying His acts (Mark 1:27); nor, indeed, do the words of the Third Evangelist (Luke 5:17); ‘the power of the Lord was present for the work of healing.’ The difficulty is not lessened when we remember that this power is said to have been conveyed by Jesus to the Twelve and to the Seventy (see Exorcism). Indeed it is increased when we learn that, even during our Lord’s ministry, unauthorized exorcists effected cures in His name (Mark 9:38, Luke 9:49, Matthew 7:22) that such power was promised ‘to all those that believe’ (Mark 16:17) and that Jewish exorcists used His name in a magical formula to cast out demons (Acts 19:13).
The real solution would seem to lie in the direction of suggestion. Suggestion is defined as ‘the communication of any proposition from one person (or persons) to another in such a way as to secure its acceptance with conviction, in the absence of adequate logical grounds for its acceptance.’ The idea thus suggested ‘is held to operate powerfully upon his bodily and mental processes,’ with the result that owing to the conditions of mental dissociation ‘the dominance of the suggested idea is complete and absolute.’_ Suggestion is most effective when the agent is a person with an intense personality wielding magnetic power, when he has gained a reputation for power to do what he is expected to do, and distinguished by some outstanding quality like kingship or holiness, and if there has grown up a widespread popular belief in his power; also when the patient is inferior in knowledge or station to the agent. Suggestion becomes still more powerful if the attention of both is intensely concentrated on the purpose to be accomplished, if the impression has already been produced that the agent will accomplish his task, and if consciousness is practically, for the time being, concentrated on the one thing. Of course the more direct and powerful the suggestion and the more receptive the patient, the greater the success._ A careful reading of the cures of demonomania effected by our Lord will show how the factors making for success were not only present, but powerfully present. We are in this way led to the conclusion that there is ‘no reason to suppose that the cases … recorded [3] were due to anything but disease.… No facts are recorded which are not explicable either as the ordinary symptoms of mental disease or as the result of suggestion.’_
The Jewish doctrine as to demonomania will be found fully developed in the Talmud._
The article Exorcism shows how belief in demonomania and its cure by exorcism prevailed in the Apostolic Church, and among the Fathers._ In the post-Apostolic Church these beliefs were, if possible, even more strongly held. Justin Martyr says_ that some Christians had ‘the spirit of healing,’ and claims_ that their exorcism in the name of Christ always succeeded, while success was probable only if the exorcism was in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. ‘The church sharply distinguished between exorcists who employed the name of Christ, and pagan sorcerers and magicians, etc.; but … several of her exorcists were just as dubious characters as her “prophets” ’_. From the time of Justin Martyr for about two centuries there is not a single Christian writer who does not solemnly and explicitly assert the reality and frequent employment of exorcism. The Christians fully recognized the supernatural power possessed by the Jewish and Gentile exorcists, but they claimed to be in many respects their superiors. By the simple sign of the Cross or by repeating the name of the master they professed to be able to cast out devils which had resisted all the enchantments of the pagan exorcists. Tertullian, Origen, Lactantius, Athanasius, Augustine, and Minucius Felix all profess their faith in demonomania and exorcism._ In the mediaeval Church the εὐεργούμενοι, persons who are apt to become possessed, and to whom a special part of the church was exclusively assigned, were under the care of an Possession (2)
POSSESSION.—See Demon, Demoniacs.
POT.—There are two words rendered ‘pot’ in the Gospels, ξέστης and ὑδρία. The first is a corruption of the Lat. sextarius, and stands for a wooden vessel holding about a pint and a half, used at table for holding water and wine. This it is that is mentioned by Mk. (Mark 7:4; Mark 7:8) when he is relating how ‘the Pharisees and all the Jews’ kept ‘the tradition of the elders.’ ‘When they come from the market,’ he says, ‘except they dip themselves’ (βαπτίσωνται, v.l. ῥαντίσωνται) ‘they do not eat’; and, among the ‘many other things which they have received to hold,’ he specifies ‘the dippings (βαπτισμοὑς) of cups and pots’ (ξεστῶν), etc. This he mentions to explain why the Pharisees and scribes came to ask Jesus, ‘Why walk thy disciples not according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?’ thus giving Jesus occasion to apply to them the prophecy of Isaiah, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,’ and otherwise exposing and rebuking their ‘hypocrisy.’
When Jn. (John 4:28) tells us of the Samaritan woman, in the excitement of her new-found joy, ‘leaving her water-pot,’ he uses the words τὴν ὑδρίαν, pointing doubtless to just such a portable earthen water-pot as women in Palestine are everywhere to-day seen carrying on their heads. But in John 2:6 where he gives an account of the miracle at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee, he tells of ‘six water-pots of stone’ (λίθιναι ὑδρίαι), which were clearly ‘pots’ of a very different kind—too large to use at table, or to be portable in the ordinary way. Their size may be gathered from the next clause, ‘containing two or three firkins a piece’—about nine English gallons. They were probably just such huge stone pitchers as are shown to tourists to-day at Kefr Kennâ, and as may be found elsewhere in Palestine. Scarcity of drinking water in Palestine made it necessary to keep a supply on hand in large vessels that would serve as coolers, especially in hot weather. Then a copious supply would be needed according to Jewish custom (‘after the manner of the purifying of the Jews’), for use in the washing of hands and vessels before and after meals (Matthew 15:2, Mark 7:3).
Geo. B. Eager.

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Seizin - ) Possession; Possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual Possession, the latter when there is a right to such Possession by construction of law. ) The act of taking Possession
Occupant - ) One who occupies, or takes Possession; one who has the actual use or Possession, or is in Possession, of a thing
Possessionary - ) Of or pertaining to Possession; arising from Possession
Peculiar - peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God's own Possession"), a special Possession or property. The church is the "property" of God, his "purchased Possession" (Ephesians 1:14 ; RSV, "God's own Possession")
Occupancy - ) The act of taking or holding Possession; Possession; occupation
Disappropriate - ) To sever from appropriation or Possession a spiritual corporation. ) Severed from the appropriation or Possession of a spiritual corporation. ) To release from individual ownership or Possession
Dispossession - ) The act of putting out of Possession; the state of being dispossessed. ) The putting out of Possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in Possession of a freehold, no matter in what title; - called also ouster
Seized - Suddenly caught or grasped taken by force invaded suddenly taken Possession of fastened with a cord having Possession
Expropriate - ) To put out of one's Possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of Possession or proprietary rights
Fruition - ) Use or Possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from Possession or use
Possessory - ) Of or pertaining to Possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of Possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord
Possessive - ) Of or pertaining to Possession; having or indicating Possession
Seizure - ) Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; Possession; ownership. ) The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into Possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc. ) That which is seized, or taken Possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed
Having - Possessing holding in power or Possession containing gaining receiving taking. Possession goods estate
Disseize - ) To deprive of seizin or Possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold Possession of land); - followed by of; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold
Unappropriate - ) To take from private Possession; to restore to the Possession or right of all; as, to unappropriate a monopoly
Reseize - ) To put in Possession again; to reinstate. ) To take Possession of, as lands and tenements which have been disseized
ke'Nath - (possession ), one of the cities on the east of Jordan, with its "daughter-towns" (Authorized Version "villages") taken Possession of by a certain Nobah, who then called it by his own name, ( Numbers 32:42 )
Enjoyment - ) The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the Possession or occupancy of anything; Possession and use; as, the enjoyment of an estate
Cain - Possession
Reinstate - ) To place again in Possession, or in a former state; to restore to a state from which one had been removed; to instate again; as, to reinstate a king in the Possession of the kingdom
Kenah - Buying; Possession
Kenizzites - Possession; purchase
Aucht - ) Property; Possession
Possession, Demon - See Demon Possession
Ahuzzah - Possession; seizing; collecting
Jerusha - Banished; Possession; inheritance
Kenites - Possession; purchase; lamentation
Cana - Zeal; jealousy; Possession
Taking - Receiving catching getting Possession apprehending. The act of gaining Possession a seizing seizure apprehension
Lunatic - See Moon, Possession
Jehoahaz - Possession of the Lord
Darkon - Of generation; of Possession
Minneiah - Possession of the Lord
Tubal-Cain - Worldly Possession; possessed of confusion
Demonry - ) Demoniacal influence or Possession
Homocercy - ) The Possession of a homocercal tail
Dispossessed - Deprived of Possession or occupancy
Seizor - ) One who seizes, or takes Possession
Uti Possidetis - (1):...
The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in Possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war. ...
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A species of interdict granted to one who was in Possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor
Grudging - Envying being uneasy at another's Possession of something which we have a desire to possess. Uneasiness at the Possession of something by another
Mortmain - (Old French morte meyn, dead hand) ...
Inalienable Possession of land, a dead man's clutch on it. The term signiifies Possession in perpetuity; Possession of land, or tenements, by any corporation
Collectedness - ) A collected state of the mind; self-possession
Peculiar - * For PECULIAR see Possession , B, No
Begrudge - ) To grudge; to envy the Possession of
Aplomb - ) Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession
Baal-Zephon - The idol or Possession of the north; hidden; secret
Doveship - ) The Possession of dovelike qualities, harmlessness and innocence
Ouster - ) A putting out of Possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin
Demon Possession - The signs of demon Possession in the New Testament include: speechlessness (Matthew 9:33 ); deafness (Mark 9:25 ); blindness (Matthew 12:22 ); fierceness (Matthew 8:28 ); unusual strength (Mark 5:4 ); convulsions (Mark 1:26 ); and foaming at the mouth (Luke 9:39 ). Most of the New Testament references to demon Possession appear in the Gospels and represent the outburst of satanic opposition to God's work in Christ. ...
The Scripture writers are careful to distinguish between demon Possession and disease. In Matthew 4:24 demon Possession is listed with a variety of symptoms of other diseases including pain, epilepsy, and paralysis. The Gospel writers could distinguish between demon Possession and these other diseases. ...
Descriptions of the experience of demon Possession do not separate the actions of the possessed person from the actions of the demon (Mark 1:23 ; Luke 8:28 ). ...
Jesus treated the cases of demon Possession as realities. In His discussions with the Jews He assumed the reality of demon Possession when He affirmed that His casting out of devils showed that the kingdom of God had come to His hearers (Mark 5:7 ). ...
The cure for demon Possession in the New Testament is always faith in the power of Christ. The New Testament never shows Jesus or the apostles using magical rites to deliver the afflicted from demon Possession. ...
Missionaries and Christian workers in foreign countries have encountered the biblical type of demon Possession in some of their work. Those individuals who have experienced a release from demon Possession by spiritual means have been able to lead normal healthy lives. Psychiatrists would describe demon Possession in terms quite different from the Bible
Occupation - ) The act or process of occupying or taking Possession; actual Possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant
Unpossess - ) To be without, or to resign, Possession of
ke'Nan - (possession ) = CAINAN , the son of Enos
Possess - ...
Yârash (יָרֵשׁ, Strong's #3423), “to inherit, subdue, take Possession, dispossess, impoverish. ...
This root can also represent the status of having something as one’s permanent Possession, as a Possession which may be passed on to one’s legal descendants. Yârash can mean “to take over as a permanent Possession”: “And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it …” ( Possession: “The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it” ( Possessions or inherit permanent Possessions: “The Horim also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead …” ( Possessions. Yereshah which appears twice, means “something given as a permanent Possession; to be taken over by conquest” ( Possession” ( Possession, to receive as a Possession” ( Possession” in its 2 appearances ( Possession” ( Possession” ( Polydactylism - ) The Possession of more that the normal number of digits
Terre-Tenant - ) One who has the actual Possession of land; the occupant
Possession - Segûllâh (סְגֻלָּה, Strong's #5459), “possession. ...
Cegullah signifies “property” in the special sense of a private Possession one personally acquired and carefully preserves. Six times this word is used of Israel as God’s personally acquired (elected, delivered from Egyptian bondage, and formed into what He wanted them to be), carefully preserved, and privately possessed people: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure [1] unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine” ( Intrusion - (Latin: in, in; trudo, thrust) ...
The unlawful taking Possession of a benefice
Having - ) Possession; goods; estate
Purse-Proud - ) Affected with purse pride; puffed up with the Possession of riches
Usurpation - (Latin: in, in; trudo, thrust) ...
The unlawful taking Possession of a benefice
Forepossessed - ) Holding or held formerly in Possession
White Elephant - Something requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit; any burdensome Possession
Self-Possession - ) The Possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure
Temporalty - ) A secular Possession; a temporality
Inherit - ...
Nâchal (נָחַל, Strong's #5157), “to inherit, get Possession of, take as a Possession. ” The RSV “possess” translates more appropriately here, since the land of Canaan was not literally an inheritance in the usual sense of the word, but a Possession, that which was due her, through God’s direct intervention. 34:9), he did not mean that God should “inherit” through a will, but that He should “take Possession of” Israel. The meaning “to get as a Possession” is seen in its figurative use. 3:35); “the upright shall have good things in Possession” (
Metaphorically, Israel is said to be God’s “possession”: “But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day” (
On the other hand, it can even be said that the Lord is the “possession” of His people. The priests and the Levites, whose earthly “possessions” were limited, were assured that their “possession” is the Lord: “Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him” ( Possession; property”), and kleros (“lot; position; share”)
Disseizor - ) One who wrongfully disseizes, or puts another out of Possession of a freehold
Undevil - ) To free from Possession by a devil or evil spirit; to exorcise
Ahuzzath - Ahuzzath (a-huz'zath), Possession
Possess, Possession - ...
A — 3: ὑπάρχω (Strong's #5225 — Verb — huparcho — hoop-ar'-kho ) "to be in existence," and, in a secondary sense, "to belong to," is used with this meaning in the neuter plural of the present participle with the article signifying one's "possessions," "the things which he possesseth," Luke 12:15 ; Acts 4:32 ; in Hebrews 10:34 , RV, "possessions" (AV, "goods"); cp. 2, denotes "a Possession, property," Matthew 19:22 ; Mark 10:22 ; Acts 2:45 ; 5:1 . 1), then, "a holding fast," denotes "a Possession," Acts 7:5 , or "taking Possession," Acts 7:45 , with the article, lit. , their) taking Possession. " ...
B — 3: περιποίησις (Strong's #4047 — Noun Feminine — peripoiesis — per-ee-poy'-ay-sis ) "an obtaining, an inquisition," is translated "(God's own) Possession" in Ephesians 1:14 , RV, which may mean "acquisition," AV, "purchased Possession;" 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, "God's own Possession," AV, "a peculiar (people). 3), later denoted "substance, property, Possession" in Hebrews 10:34 , RV (AV, "substance"). ...
Note: In Acts 28:7 , AV, choria, "lands" (RV), is translated "possessions. " ...
C — 1: περιούσιος (Strong's #4041 — Adjective — periousios — per-ee-oo'-see-os ) "of one's own Possession, one's own," qualifies the noun laos, "people," in Titus 2:14 , AV, "peculiar," see RV
Heterocercy - ) Unequal development of the tail lobes of fishes; the Possession of a heterocercal tail
Livingness - ) The state or quality of being alive; Possession of energy or vigor; animation; quickening
Preoccupancy - ) The act or right of taking Possession before another; as, the preoccupancy of wild land
Disseizee - ) A person disseized, or put out of Possession of an estate unlawfully; - correlative to disseizor
Discontinuor - ) One who deprives another of the Possession of an estate by discontinuance
Secundo-Geniture - ) A right of inheritance belonging to a second son; a property or Possession so inherited
Retained - Held kept in Possession kept as an associate kept in pay kept from escape
Remitter - ) The sending or placing back of a person to a title or right he had before; the restitution of one who obtains Possession of property under a defective title, to his rights under some valid title by virtue of which he might legally have entered into Possession only by suit
Disherit - ) To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the Possession or enjoyment of an inheritance
Encroacher - ) One who by gradual steps enters on, and takes Possession of, what is not his own
Mortmain - ) Possession of lands or tenements in, or conveyance to, dead hands, or hands that cannot alienate
Monandry - ) The Possession by a woman of only one husband at the same time; - contrasted with polyandry
Chaplainship - ) The Possession or revenue of a chapel
Polyandry - ) The Possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; - contrasted with monandry
Droitural - ) relating to the mere right of property, as distinguished from the right of Possession; as, droitural actions
Occupier - ) One who occupies, or has Possession
a'Bez - (lofty ), a town in the Possession of Issachar, named between Kishion and Remeth in ( Joshua 19:20 ) only
am'Alekites, Mount of - a mountain in Ephraim, (Judges 12:15 ) probably so named because the Amalekites once held Possession of it
Amotion - ) Deprivation of Possession
Rationality - ) The quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; Possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness
Discontinuee - ) One whose Possession of an estate is broken off, or discontinued; one whose estate is subject to discontinuance
Redeemed - Ransomed delivered from bondage, distress, penalty, liability, or from the Possession of another, by paying an equivalent
Ahu'Zam - (possession ), properly Ahuzzam son of Ashur, the father or founder of Tekoa, by his wife Naarah
Jerusha - Possession, or possessed; i
Divestiture - ) The act of stripping, or depriving; the state of being divested; the deprivation, or surrender, of Possession of property, rights, etc
Ownership - ) The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of Possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship
Preoccupation - ) The act of preoccupying, or taking Possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession
Repossess - ...
To repossess one's self, to obtain Possession again
Beneficiary - ) Holding some office or valuable Possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary Possession
Capture - ) To seize or take Possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort. ) The act of seizing by force, or getting Possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
Peculiar People, or Treasure - The terms imply a Possession upon which a specially choice value is set. 1 Peter 2:9 is a little different "Ye are 'a people for a Possession': cf
Demoniacs - This word is frequently used in the New Testament, and applied to persons suffering under the Possession of a demon or evil spirit, such Possession generally showing itself visibly in bodily disease or mental derangement. It has been maintained by many persons that our Lord and the evangelists, in referring to demonical Possession, spoke only in accommodation to the general belief of the Jews, without any assertion as to its truth or its falsity. But demoniacs are frequently distinguished from those afflicted with bodily sickness, see (Mark 1:32 ; 16:17,18 ; Luke 6:17,18 ) the same outward signs are sometimes referred to Possession sometimes merely to disease, comp. Twice our Lord distinctly connects demoniacal Possession with the power of the evil one. (Luke 10:18 ) Lastly, the single fact recorded of the entrance of the demons at (Gadara (Mark 5:10-14 ) into the herd of swine, and the effect which that entrance caused is sufficient to overthrow the notion that our Lord and the evangelists do not assert or imply any objective reality of Possession
Murderer - A person who in Possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice
Mor'Esheth-Gath - (possession of Gath ), a place named by the prophet Micah
Tenant - ) One who has Possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant. ) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary Possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; - correlative to landlord
Purchase - ...
Note: For peripoiesis, "purchased Possession," Ephesians 1:14 , see Possession
Excoriation - ) Stripping of Possession; spoliation
Sho'Phan - (bareness ), one of the fortified towns on the east of Jordan which were taken Possession of and rebuilt by the tribe of Gad
Uarantor - ) One who engages to secure another in any right or Possession
Deforciant - ) One who keeps out of Possession the rightful owner of an estate
Lunatic - Inanity, epilepsy, and morbid melancholy were among the frequent effects of demoniac Possession, yet this Possession existed independently of these effects, and was a more dreadful calamity
Polaristic - ) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, poles; having a polar arrangement or disposition; arising from, or dependent upon, the Possession of poles or polar characteristics; as, polaristic antagonism
Registrant - , one who , by virtue of securing an official registration, obtains a certain right or title of Possession, as to a trade-mark
Tenant - A person holding land or other real estate under another, either by grant, lease or at will one who has the occupation or temporary Possession of lands or tenements whose title is in another as a tenant in tail tenant in common tenant by the curtesy tenant in parcenary tenant for life tenant at will tenant in dower. One who has Possession of any place a dweller. Such tenants however are considered as having the fee of the lands and permanent Possession
Bailee - ) The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary Possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust
Machnadebai - (mak nab' ih bee) Name, possibly meaning “possession of Nebo,” of one of the laymen forced to give up their foreign wives in Ezra's reform (Ezra 10:40 )
Proprietor - ) One who has the legal right or exclusive title to anything, whether in Possession or not; an owner; as, the proprietor of farm or of a mill
Kenites - A people that dwelt with the Amalekites: so called from Kanah, a Possession
Moresheth-Gath - Possession of the wine-press, the birthplace of the prophet (Micah 1:14 ), who is called the "Morasthite" (Jeremiah 26:18 )
Esek - Quarrel, a well which Isaac's herdsmen dug in the valley of Gerar, and so called because the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with them for its Possession (Genesis 26:20 )
Mahlah - Eldest of Zelophehad's five daughters who had a Possession assigned them because their father had no sons
Commandeer - ) To take arbitrary or forcible Possession of
Acquisitiveness - ) The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of Possession
Heritage - ) A Possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge
Sit'Nah - (strife ), the second of the two wells dug by Isaac in the valley of Gerar, the Possession of which the herdmen of the valley disputed with him
Ptolemais - ), and received the name Ptolemais from Ptolemy Soter when he was in Possession of Coele-Syria
Usucaption - ) The acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted Possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law; - the same as prescription in common law
Safeness - ) The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a Possession
Mightiness - ) The quality of being mighty; Possession of might; power; greatness; high dignity
Jog'Behah - (lofty ), one of the cities on the east of Jordan which were built and fortified by the tribe of Gad when they took Possession of their territory
Moresheth Gath - ("possession of Gath"), named by Micah alone (Micah 1:14), himself a Morasthite, i. Ewald, "thou shalt give compensation to Moresheth itself only the Possession of another city
Procure - ) To bring into Possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into Possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan
Occupation - The act of taking Possession. Possession a holding or keeping tenure use as lands in the occupation of AB
Abash - ) To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit
Mig'Dal-el - (tower of God ), one of the fortified towns of the Possession of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:38 ) only, possibly deriving its name from some ancient tower --the "tower of El," or God
Vest - ) To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in Possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; - followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death. ) To place or give into the Possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; - with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts. ) To clothe with Possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in Possession
Sheshai - When the Israelites obtained Possession of the country the sons of Anak were expelled and slain (Joshua 15:14 ; Judges 1:10 )
Mikne'Iah - (possession of Jehovah ), one of the Levites of the second rank, gatekeepers of the ark, appointed by David to play in the temple band "with harps upon Sheminith
Epidemic - ) Anything which takes Possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror
Cape of Good Hope, Central Prefecture Apostolic of - British Possession, including also the island of Saint Helena; established, 1874
Central Prefecture Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope - British Possession, including also the island of Saint Helena; established, 1874
Coolness - ) Calm impudence; self-possession
Devoid - ) Destitute; not in Possession; - with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride
Foretaste - ) To taste before full Possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate
Unity - In law, the properties of a joint estate are derived from its unity, which is fourfold unity of interest, unity of title, unity of time, and unity of Possession in other words, joint-tenants have one and the same interest, accruing by one and the same conveyance, commencing at the same time, and held by one and the same undivided Possession. In law, unity of Possession, is a joint Possession of two rights by several titles, as when a man has a lease of land upon a certain rent, and afterwards buys the fee simple. This is a unity of Possession, by which the lease is extinguished. Unity of faith, is an equal belief of the same truths of God, and Possession of the grace of faith in like form and degree
Preoccupy - ) To take Possession of before another; as, to preoccupy a country not before held
Tenancy - ) A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary Possession of what belongs to another
Chose - In law, property in action a right to Possession or that which may be demanded and recovered by suit or action at law. A contract executed is a chose in Possession a contract executory conveys only a chose in action
Enitive - ) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or Possession
el-Tolad - (God's kindred ), one of the cities in the south of Judah, ( Joshua 15:30 ) allotted to Simeon, (Joshua 19:4 ) and in Possession of that tribe until the time of David
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'Ăchûzzâh (אֲחֻזָּה, Strong's #272), “property; Possession. 17:13 (an early occurrence of the word) Abram is promised the territory of Palestine as a familial or tribal Possession until the indiscriminate future. The difference appears to be that here no feudal responsibilities were attached to this “possession. ” However, the rather small lot belonged to Abraham and his descendants as a burial site: “And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a Possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth” ( Arrestment - , a process by which money or movables in the Possession of a third party are attached
Secularization - ) The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular Possession and uses; as, the secularization of church property
Incumbent - The wordmeans one who holds or is in Possession of any office; it occursin the Institution Office
Sequestrator - ) One who sequesters property, or takes the Possession of it for a time, to satisfy a demand out of its rents or profits
Prepossession - ) Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; - generally, but not always, used in a favorable sense; as, the prepossessions of childhood. ) Preoccupation; prior Possession
Acquired - It implies title, or some permanence of Possession
Kenath - Kenath (kç'nath), Possession
Mareshah - Possession, a city in the plain of Judah (John 15:44 )
Cosinage - ) A writ to recover Possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation
Greenland - Former colonial Possession of Denmark
Monopolize - ) To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive Possession of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee trade; to monopolize land
Gir'Gashites - (dwelling on a clayey soil ) , The, one of the nations who were in Possession of Canaan east of the Sea of Galilee before the entrance thither of the children of Israel
Have - ) To hold in Possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm. ) To accept Possession of; to take or accept. ) To get Possession of; to obtain; to get
Have - ) To hold in Possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm. ) To accept Possession of; to take or accept. ) To get Possession of; to obtain; to get
Occupy - ) To take or hold Possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess. ) To hold Possession; to be an occupant
Landmark - Anything, as a stone or stake, that marked the boundary of a tribe, or of a man's Possession
Birthright - ) Any right, privilege, or Possession to which a person is entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law to an heir, or civil liberty under a free constitution; esp
Dispossess - ) To put out of Possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; - usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown
Feoffment - ) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of Possession
Confer - ) To grant as a Possession; to bestow
Taking - ) The act of gaining Possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension
Vesture - ) Seizin; Possession
Murderer - ) One guilty of murder; a person who, in Possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice
Joy - The passion opposed to sadness, and arising from the Possession of a desired or coveted object; one of the fruits of the Holy Ghost; an effect also of contemplating the sacred mysteries of the Resurrection, Ascension, and Coming of the Holy Ghost
Cape of Good Hope, Western Vicariate Apostolic of - (British Possession); established, 1837
Covetousness - A strong desire after the Possession of worldly things (Colossians 3:5 ; Ephesians 5:5 ; Hebrews 13:5 ; 1 Timothy 6:9,10 ; Matthew 6:20 )
Cape of Good Hope, Eastern Vicariate Apostolic of - British Possession; formed, 1847, by division of the Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope
Eviction - , from another's Possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of such title; ejectment; ouster
Eastern Vicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope - British Possession; formed, 1847, by division of the Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope
Deforce - ) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the Possession of, as of lands or a freehold
Western Vicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope - (British Possession); established, 1837
Elea'Leh - (the ascending of God ), a place on the east of Jordan, taken Possession of and rebuilt by the tribe of Reuben
Seize - ) To take Possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods. ) To take Possession of by force
Possess - ) To obtain occupation or Possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize. ) To put in Possession; to make the owner or holder of property, power, knowledge, etc
Caleb - He and Oshea, or Joshua the son of Nun, were the only two who brought a favorable report and encouraged the people boldly to take Possession of the land. Forty-five years afterwards Caleb came to Joshua and claimed Possession of the land of the Anakim, Kirjath-arba or Hebron, and the neighboring hill country. This was immediately granted to him, and the following chapter relates how he took Possession of Hebron, driving out the three sons of Anak; and how he offered Achsah his daughter in marriage to whoever would take Kiriath-sepher, i
ca'Leb - ) He and Oshea or Joshua the son of Nun were the only two of the whole number who encouraged the people to enter in boldly to the land and take Possession of it. Fortyfive years afterwards Caleb came to Joshua and claimed Possession of the land of the Anakim, Kirjath-arba or Hebron, and the neighboring hill country. This was immediately granted to him, and the following chapter relates how he took Possession of Hebron, driving out the three sons of Anak; and how he offered Achsah his daughter in marriage to whoever would take Kirjath-sepher, i
Bethpeor - of Jordan, over against Jericho; in Reuben's Possession, Joshua 13:20
Ejectment - ) A casting out; a dispossession; an expulsion; ejection; as, the ejectment of tenants from their homes. ) A species of mixed action, which lies for the recovery of Possession of real property, and damages and costs for the wrongful withholding of it
Jehoahaz - (2 Kings 13:1) and Jehoahaz, or Shallum; son of Josiah, king of Judah, (Jeremiah 22:11) The name is a compound, signifying, from Achaz, a Possession of the Lord
Confusion - ) The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame
Kenath - Possession, a city of Gilead
Communism - ) A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the Possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all
Gerar - Ancient city on the south of Gaza in the Possession of the Philistines
Emerods - One of the diseases of the Egyptians, and with which the Philistines were smitten when they had Possession of the ark
Rasp - ) Forcible Possession; hold. ) To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take Possession of
Rasp - ) Forcible Possession; hold. ) To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take Possession of
Tolstoian - , holds that Possession of wealth and ownership of property are sinful, and in religion rejects all teachings not coming from Christ himself
Release - To discharge or relinquish a right to lands or tenements, by conveying it to another that has some right or estate in Possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in Possession when one co-parcener releases his right to the other or the mortgagee releases his claim to the mortgager. In law, a release or deed of release is a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in Possession a quitclaim
Confuse - ) To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession
Nahaliel - Possession, or valley of God, one of the encampments of the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 21:19 ), on the confines of Moab
Singularity - ) Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction
Disinherit - ) To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into Possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent
Chim'Ham - ) David appears to have bestowed on him a Possession at Bethlehem, on which, in later times, an inn or khan was standing
Resignation - ) The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, Possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission
Teraphim - Some scholars have understood Ancient Near Eastern rights of inheritance as being based on the Possession of these images as shown in Nuzi inheritance documents. Prophetic literature and the Josianic reformation condemned the Possession and use of teraphim
Consign - ) To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the Possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of Possession; as, to consign the body to the grave
Admittance - ) The act of giving Possession of a copyhold estate
Satisfaction - ) The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in Possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands
Abbey, Rievaulx - It was confiscated by King Henry VIII, and the estate is now in the Possession of the Duncombe family
Rievaulx Abbey - It was confiscated by King Henry VIII, and the estate is now in the Possession of the Duncombe family
Gim'zo - (fertile in sycamores ), a town which with its dependent villages was taken Possession of by the Philistines in the reign of Ahaz
Reentry - ) A resuming or retaking Possession of what one has lately foregone; - applied especially to land; the entry by a lessor upon the premises leased, on failure of the tenant to pay rent or perform the covenants in the lease
Rabmag - " The office was one of high dignity, and gave opportunities for gaining Possession of the throne
Fetish - ) A material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the Possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being
Detainer - ) The keeping Possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful
Retrenchment - ) A work constructed within another, to prolong the defense of the position when the enemy has gained Possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation
Madness - In one passage alone, (John 10:20 ) is madness expressly connected with demoniacal Possession by the Jews in their cavil against our Lord; in none is it referred to any physical causes
Et - ) To obtain mental Possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson. ) To procure; to obtain; to gain Possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc. ) Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in Possession of; to have
Obtain - To get to gain to procure in a general sense, to gain Possession of a thing, whether temporary or permanent to acquiare. this word usually implies exertion to get Possession, and in this it differs from receive, which may or may not imply exertion. it differs from acquire, as genus from species acquire being properly applied only to things permanently possessed but obtain is applied both to things of temporary and of permanent Possession
Title - Right or that which constitutes a just cause of exclusive Possession that which is the foundation of ownership as a good title to an estate or an imperfect title. The lowest degree of title is naked Possession, and lastly the right of property, all which united complete the title. But Possession is not essential to a complete title
Kilwinning Abbey - The Earls of Eglinton are in Possession of the ruins
Cadouin - Cistercian abbey, diocese of Perigueux, France, founded 1115, and famous for its Possession of a relic said to be the Holy Shroud of Christ, brought from the East after the First Crusade
Jerusha - (jih ryoo' sshuh) Personal name meaning, “one taken in Possession
Contend - ) To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain Possession of, or to defend
Magdala - A certain Mary, who had been healed of demon Possession by Jesus, was from Magdala
Dispossess - To put out of Possession, by any means to deprive of the actual occupancy of a thing, particularly of land or real estate to deseize
Brook of Egypt - The southwestern limit of Canaanite territory given to Israel as a Possession (Numbers 34:5 NAS)
Parson - ) A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full Possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls
Prerogative - ) An exclusive or peculiar privilege; prior and indefeasible right; fundamental and essential Possession; - used generally of an official and hereditary right which may be asserted without question, and for the exercise of which there is no responsibility or accountability as to the fact and the manner of its exercise
Prepossess - ) To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous Possession of
Darling - In the Psalms it is used poetically of the psalmist’s own life, as his unique and priceless Possession
Abbey, Kilwinning - The Earls of Eglinton are in Possession of the ruins
Jealousy - The first sort of jealousy is inseparable from love, before it is in Possession of its object; the latter is unjust, generally mischievous, and always troublesome
Revest - ) To vest again with Possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority
Gergesenes - A place rendered memorable by our Lord's having visited it, and working a miracle there upon a poor creature under Possession of an evil spirit
Chimham - David appears to have bestowed on him a Possession at Bethlehem, on which, in later times, an inn or khan was standing
Enjoy - To feel or perceive with pleasure to take pleasure or satisfaction in the Possession or experience of. To possess with satisfaction to take pleasure or delight in the Possession of
Seize - To take Possession by force, with or without right. To take Possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority
Jirjatha'im -
On the east of the Jordan, one of the places which were taken Possession of and rebuilt by the Reubenites, and had fresh names conferred on them, (Numbers 32:37 ) and see (Numbers 32:38 ) the first and last of which are known with some tolerable degree of certainty. " ...
A town in Naphtali not mentioned in the original list of the Possession allotted to the tribe, see (Joshua 19:32-39 ) but inserted in the list of cities given to the Gershonite Levites in (1 Chronicles 6:76 ) in place of KARTAN in the parallel catalogue, Kartan being probably only a contraction thereof
di'Bon -
A town on the east side of Jordan, in the rich pastoral country, which was taken Possession of and rebuilt by the children of Gad. (Joshua 13:9,17 ) In the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah, however, it was again in Possession of Moab
Crates - 168, Antiochus obtained Possession of the island
Beatitude of Heaven - The accidental beatitude of heaven arises from the Possession of those created goods which God gives the blessed, e
Valuable - ) A precious Possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; - used mostly in the plural
Bracelet - Genesis 24:22 (c) This probably is teaching that when the Spirit of GOD takes Possession of us for CHRIST, our hands are to become His in useful and beautiful service
Replevin - ) A personal action which lies to recover Possession of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained
Saint Isidore, College of - Since then it has been in the Possession of the Irish Franciscans
Usurp - ...
To seize and hold in Possession by force or without right as, to usurp a throne to usurp the prerogatives of the crown to usurp power. ...
Usurp is not applied to common dispossession of private property
Philadelphia - It came into the Possession of the Turks in A
Gibbethon - It was in the Possession of the Philistines after the secession of the ten tribes (2 Chronicles 11:13,14 )
Achzib - Ecdippa), always retained in their Possession though assigned to the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ; Judges 1:31 )
Arbitrary - ) Exercised according to one's own will or caprice, and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the Possession of power
Abishag - This Solomon construed into virtual treason: as regal rights followed the Possession in marriage of a deceased king's wife, and caused him to be killed (1 Kings 1:1-4; 1 Kings 2:13-25)...
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Mandate - ) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in Possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation
Heir - The man who succeeds, or is to succeed another in the Possession of lands, tenements and hereditaments, by descent the man on whom the law casts an estate of inheritance by the death of the ancestor or former possessor or the man in whom the title to an estate of inheritance is vested by the operation of law, on the death of a former owner. We give the title to a person who is to inherit after the death of an ancestor, and during his life, as well as to the person who has actually come into Possession. To inherit to take Possession of an estate of inheritance, after the death of the ancestor
Inherit - To possess to enjoy to take as a Possession, by gift or divine appropriation as, to inherit everlasting life to inherit the promises. Matthew 5 ...
INHER'IT, To take or have Possession or property
Conquer - To gain by force to win to take Possession by violent means to gain dominion or sovereignty over, as the subduing of the power of an enemy generally implies Possession of the person or thing subdued by the conqueror
Entrance - The act of taking Possession, as of land as the entrance of an heir or a disseizor into lands and tenements. The act of taking Possession, as of an office
Amorites - the descendants of Amori, or Haemorri, or Amorrhaeus, Genesis 10:16 , the fourth son of Canaan, whose first Possessions were in the mountains of Judea, among the other families of Canaan: but, growing strong above their fellows, and impatient of confinement within the narrow boundaries of their native district, they passed the Jordan, and extended their conquests over the finest provinces of Moab and Ammon; seizing and maintaining Possession of that extensive and almost insulated portion of country included between the rivers Jordan, Jabbok, and Arnon. This request, however, Sihon refused; and came out against them with all his force, when he was slain, his people extirpated, and his kingdom taken Possession of by the Israelites
New Abbey - Possession of the confiscated abbey passed into the hands of Sir John Spottiswoode, 1624
Destitute - It differs from deprived, as it does not necessarily imply previous Possession
Disinherit - To cut off from hereditary right to deprive of an inheritance to prevent as an heir from coming into Possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent
Abbey, New - Possession of the confiscated abbey passed into the hands of Sir John Spottiswoode, 1624
Destitute - ) Forsaken; not having in Possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of. ) Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without Possessions or resources; very poor
Joktheel - ’ It came into Possession of the tribe of Judah
Usurp - ) To seize, and hold in Possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him
Eglon - He formed an alliance with the Ammonites and Amalekites, and took Possession of Jericho, where he resided, and where he was afterward assassinated, by Ehud
Sweetheart, Abbey of - Possession of the confiscated abbey passed into the hands of Sir John Spottiswoode, 1624
Horites - When Esau and his descendants moved into the region, they overpowered the Horites and took Possession of the land for themselves
Desire - An emotion or excitement of the mind, directed to the attainment or Possession of an object from which pleasure, sensual, intellectual or spiritual, is expected a passion excited by the love of an object, or uneasiness at the want of it, and directed to its attainment or Possession. To wish for the Possession or enjoyment of, with a greater or less degree of earnestness to covet
Pledge - ) The transfer of Possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn. ) A hypothecation without transfer of Possession. ) To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in Possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch
Timnah - The Philistines took Possession of it in the days of Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18 )
Highway - During their Possession of Palestine the Romans constructed several important highways, as they did in all countries which they ruled
Mearah - A town "beside (rather "belonging to") the Sidonians, which Israel failed to take Possession of
Dominion - ) Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of Possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy
Existence - ) The state of existing or being; actual Possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence
Cainan - Possession; smith
Conquest - ) That which is conquered; Possession gained by force, physical or moral
Retain - ) To continue to hold; to keep in Possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like
Vesture - In old books, seisin Possession
Bittul - Examples: a) Before Passover we nullify all chametz that may be in our Possession
Palace, Lateran - It came into the Possession of Maximian, who included it in the dowry of his daughter Fausta at the time of her marriage to Constantine the Great in 307. Article 13 of the treaty secures the Lateran to the papacy as an extraterritorial Possession
Lateran Palace - It came into the Possession of Maximian, who included it in the dowry of his daughter Fausta at the time of her marriage to Constantine the Great in 307. Article 13 of the treaty secures the Lateran to the papacy as an extraterritorial Possession
Sequester - ) To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the Possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take Possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate
Bethabara - It may be identical with Bethbarah, the ancient ford of Jordan of which the men of Ephraim took Possession (Judges 7:24 )
Saviour - Thus Jesus Christ is called the Saviour, as he delivers us from the greatest evils, and brings us into the Possession of the greatest good
Medeba - After the return from the captivity it was alternately in the Possession of the Jews and of the Gentiles
Lunatic - Lunacy was not clearly distinguished from demon Possession ( Matthew 17:18 ; compare Mark 9:17 ; Luke 9:39 )
Prescription - ) A prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by Possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law
Attalia - Seruilius Isauricus, when in Possession of the pirates
Mahanaim - It should seem to be a place of some importance when the Israelites were in Possession of Canaan, for lsh-Bosheth, Saul's son, made it the metropolis of his kingdom, (see 2 Samuel 2:8-9
Peculiar - ) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic Possession and use; not owned in common or in participation
Lunatics - The word refers to some disease affecting both the body and the mind, which might or might not be a sign of Possession
Omer, Saint - In 1678 Artois became a French Possession and the college prospered under the friendly government until 1762 when the Parliament of Paris expelled all Jesuits from France
Good - In general, is whatever increases pleasure, or diminishes pain in us; or, which amounts to the same, whatever is able to procure or preserve to us the Possession of agreeable sensations, and remove those of an opposite nature
Mammon - Matthew 6:24, he would intend a carnal worldly Possession-loving spirit, which unfits a man for the high service of God
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
Tubal - hath been thought by some that as Cain is derived from Canah, this junction seems to imply that this man had much earthly Possession, or perhaps figuratively so called from being the first instructor, or as the margin of the Bible renders it, the whetter of the metals of the earth
ja-a'Zer, - ( Numbers 32:1,3 ; 1 Chronicles 26:31 ) We first hear of it in Possession of the Amorites, and as taken by Israel after Heshbon, and on their way from thence to Bashan
Saint Omer - In 1678 Artois became a French Possession and the college prospered under the friendly government until 1762 when the Parliament of Paris expelled all Jesuits from France
Possession - Possession...
1. Later usage has confined the word mainly, though not exclusively, to Possession by an evil spirit. Of the better Possession there are several kinds of instances in both Testaments. Demoniacal Possession, on the other hand, is characterized by the reluctance of the sufferer, who is often conscious of the hateful tyranny under which he is held and against which his will rebels in vain. Features of demoniacal Possession . In such Possession two features may generally be traced. Sometimes Possession and disease are even distinguished by different enumeration ( Matthew 10:8 , Mark 1:32 , Luke 6:17 f. The right conclusion seems to be that the same disease was in some cases ascribed to ordinary causes and in others to Possession, the distinguishing feature being possibly intractability due to the violence of permanence of the symptoms. Two opinions have been held as to whether Christ actually shared the current views of His day as to demoniacal Possession. At a later date there was a disposition to ascribe all diseases to Possession, to multiply evil spirits beyond calculation, and to invest them with functions and activities of the most grotesque kind. Christ’s attitude was altogether different, though He consistently talks and acts upon the assumption that evil spirits were no creatures of the fancy, and that Possession was a real phenomenon. In the asylums and hospitals, moreover, are cases of mental or nervous disease, not entirely explicable by physical law, but looking exceedingly like what cases of Possession may be supposed to be; just as in social and civil life men are sometimes met with whose viciousness defies any other interpretation than that an, or the, evil spirit has secured the mastery over them. The conclusion seems probable that demoniacal Possession was accepted by Christ as an actual fact, with modifications of the views of His contemporaries in the direction of economy in the bringing in of superhuman agencies, and of their due distinction from processes of physical law. ...
Possession may further be classed as one of the fundamental and universal beliefs of mankind, with a solid element of truth in it, though running at times of excitement into extravagance. Homer held that a wasting sickness was caused by a demon, and the Greek dramatists generally attribute madness and quasi -religious frenzy to demonic or Divine Possession
Release - ) To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in Possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in Possession; to quit. ) A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in Possession; a quitclaim
States, Papal - The Possession of these states gave the popes a position of sovereign independence, which guaranteed the free exercise of their spiritual authority. On September 20, 1870 the Italian troops attacked the city, and within a few hours were in Possession of it. This ended the actual Possession by the popes of the papal states, but the right to them endured until Pope Pius XI, in the Treaty of the Lateran, February 11, 1929, ceded all but a small portion to the Kingdom of Italy
Fenced Cities - The Hebrews found many fenced cities when they entered the Promised Land (Numbers 13:28 ; 32:17,34-42 ; Joshua 11:12,13 ; Judges 1:27-33 ), and we may estimate the strength of some of these cities from the fact that they were long held in Possession by the Canaanites. , were enabled to hold Possession of Jerusalem till the time of David (2 Samuel 5:6,7 ; 1 Chronicles 11:5 )
Sihon - The Amorites were defeated; Sihon, his sons, and all his people were smitten with the sword, his walled towns were captured, and the entire country of the Amorites was taken Possession of by the Israelites (Numbers 21:21-30 ; Deuteronomy 2:24-37 ). ...
These two victories gave the Israelites Possession of the country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the foot of Hermon
Claim - A claim implies a right or supposed right in the claimant to something which is in anothers Possession or power. A right to claim or demand a title to any debt, privilege or other thing in Possession of another as, a prince has a claim to the throne
Occupy - To take Possession. To keep in Possession to possess to hold or keep for use
Lulworth Castle - Dorsetshire, England, built in 1588 and in Possession of the Weld family since then
Castle, Lulworth - Dorsetshire, England, built in 1588 and in Possession of the Weld family since then
Meshech - (mee' sshehk) Personal name meaning either, “sowing” or “possession
Community - ) Common Possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods
Tenacious - ) Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in Possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights
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
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Another town of Asher (Joshua 19:30 ), kept Possession of by the Canaanites (Judges 1:31 )
Love of Complacency - ,the ultimate rest in Possession of the appetiblll thing
Broker - He takes no Possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation
Possession - ) The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign Possessions. ) The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal Possession
Enjoy - ) To take pleasure or satisfaction in the Possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation
Anticipate - To take or act, before another, so as to prevent him to take first Possession
Heir - This is used in various applications as of one coming into a Possession
Enthusiasm - ) Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine Possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some divine impulse
Forestall - ) To take Possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance
Conquer - ) To gain or acquire by force; to take Possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish
Eternity - Boetius defines eternity as the perennial, interminable, perfect Possession of life in its fullest totality, always without beginning and without end
Cain - (possession )
Tiphsah - The ford at this place being the last one on the Euphrates towards the south, its Possession was important to Solomon in his design to attract the trade of the East to Palestine
Lunatics - ) It is evident that the word itself refers to same disease affecting both the body and the mind, which might or might not be a sign of Possession By the description of ( Mark 9:17-26 ) it is concluded that this disease was epilepsy
Cain - (possession )
Happy - Being in the enjoyment of agreeable sensations from the Possession of good enjoying pleasure from the gratification of appetites or desires. Prosperous having secure Possession of good
Livery - ) The writ by which Possession is obtained. ) The act of delivering Possession of lands or tenements
Joy - Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching Possession of a good. To enjoy to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the Possession of
Rent - ...
A sum of money, or a certain amount of other valuable thing, issuing yearly from lands or tenements a compensation or return, in the nature of an acknowledgment, for the Possession of a corporeal inheritance. To lease to grant the Possession and enjoyment of lands or tenements for a consideration in the nature of rent. To take and hold by lease the Possession of land or a tenement, for a consideration in the nature of rent
Frisians - Under the leadership of Radbod, a fanatical pagan, they obtained Possession of Frisia (716), forced Saint Willibrord and the missionaries to leave, but finally were forced to surrender Western Frisia to keep the peace
Pain - ...
Pain of loss results:
in Hell, from the eternal loss of God, whose Possession alone in the Beatific Vision can completely satisfy the desire of intelligent beings for happiness
in Purgatory, from the temporary deprivation of Him, whom the soul realizes to be the source of all happiness
in Limbo there will be no subjective pain of loss (not an article of faith, but the opinion of Saint Thomas
Pain of sense principally consists in the torment of fire
Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe - After his release he was appointed governor of Castelsarrasin, and regained Possession of his Detroit property
Castle of Hadrian - It is connected with the Vatican quarter by the Bridge of San Angelo, also the work of Hadrian, and formerly contained the Archive of San Angelo founded by Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Leo X, and Pope Clement VIII to preserve the most important documents and titles of Possession of the Roman Curia
Castle of Sant' Angelo - It is connected with the Vatican quarter by the Bridge of San Angelo, also the work of Hadrian, and formerly contained the Archive of San Angelo founded by Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Leo X, and Pope Clement VIII to preserve the most important documents and titles of Possession of the Roman Curia
Heshbon - After the Exile it was taken Possession of by the Moabites (Isaiah 15:4 ; Jeremiah 48:2,34,45 )
Chimham - The "habitation of Chimham" (Jeremiah 41:17 ) was probably an inn or khan, which is the proper meaning of the Hebrew Geruth , Rendered "habitation", established in later times in his Possession at Bethlehem, which David gave to him as a reward for his loyalty in accompanying him to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom ( 1 Kings 2:7 )
Murder - To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in Possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated but malice may be implied, as well as express
si'Hon - He and all his host were destroyed, and their district from Amen to Jabbok became at once the Possession of the conqueror
Albanel, Charles d' - He joined the Canadian Mission, 1649; spent four winters among the Montagnais Indians; accompanied De Tracy's expedition against the Iroquois, 1666; and accompanied Saint Simon to Hudson Bay, 1671-72, to take Possession for the French King, his "Journal" of this expedition being in the "Jesuit Relations" (1672)
Hadrian, Castle of - It is connected with the Vatican quarter by the Bridge of San Angelo, also the work of Hadrian, and formerly contained the Archive of San Angelo founded by Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Leo X, and Pope Clement VIII to preserve the most important documents and titles of Possession of the Roman Curia
Cattle - ' The word miqneh, however, often used for 'cattle,' signifies 'possession,' because the principal property of nomadic tribes consisted of their cattle: the word includes also sheep and goats, but not horses and asses
Recovery - ) The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking Possession
Distrain - ) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take Possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc
Grudge - To be discontented at another's enjoyments or advantages to envy one the Possession or happiness which we desire for ourselves
Cain - Hence Cain means, Possession
Lend - ) To allow the Possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food
Sant' Angelo, Castle of - It is connected with the Vatican quarter by the Bridge of San Angelo, also the work of Hadrian, and formerly contained the Archive of San Angelo founded by Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Leo X, and Pope Clement VIII to preserve the most important documents and titles of Possession of the Roman Curia
Elah - He had nominal Possession of the throne two years or fractions of years ( 1 Kings 16:8-14 )
Teraphim - Small idols or superstitious figures, from the Possession, adoration, and consultation of which extraordinary benefits were expected
Chapelle, Placide-Louis - Appointed Apostolic Delegate to Cuba and Puerto Rico and Envoy Extraordinary to the Philippine Islands, he helped to have inserted in the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain the clause confirming to the Catholic Church the Possession of the property she controlled under the Spanish government
Japhet - " The prediction of Noe has been fulfilled, the descendants of Japhet have possessed widely extended territories and have gained Possession of Europe and a large portion of Asia, America, and Australia; and have received spiritual riches from the descendants of Sem
Aretas - 37), took Possession of Damascus (2 Corinthians 11:32 ; Compare Acts 9:25 )
Rephaim - They were one of many groups who were to be destroyed when Israel took Possession of Canaan (Genesis 14:5; Genesis 15:20; Deuteronomy 2:9-11; Deuteronomy 2:19-21)
Attain - ) To gain or obtain Possession of; to acquire
Parson - (persona ecclesiae) one that hath full Possession of all the rights of a parochial church
Hanameel - Son of Shallum, Jeremiah's cousin, from whom the prophet in prison bought a field in Anathoth while Jerusalem was being besieged by the Chaldeans, as a token to assure the Jews that a time of security would hereafter come when their land would once more be a safe Possession (Jeremiah 32:7-12; Jeremiah 32:44)
Discontinue - To cease to leave the Possession, or lose an established or long enjoyed right
Garrison - Put in military posts to keep Possession of a conquered country, as the Philistines held the land of Israel at the beginning of Saul's reign (1 Samuel 10:5; 1 Samuel 13:3); David, Syria (2 Samuel 8:6; 2 Samuel 8:14)
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
Basket - ...
Jeremiah 6:9 (b) The figure here is that of the enemy who invades the land and gathers into his own Possession the persons and the properties of disobedient Israel
Everlasting - I will give thee, and thy seed after thee, the land of Canaan, for an everlasting Possession
Remainder - ) An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in Possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A's life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a remainder, or estate in remainder
Obtain - ) To get hold of by effort; to gain Possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way
Monopoly - ) Exclusive Possession; as, a monopoly of land
Cain - Cain (kâin), Possession
Nebo - There was a city of the Reubenites called Nebo, (Numbers 32:38) —and according to Jeremiah, in his days the Moabites had it in Possession
Hazor - Hazor revived, however, and for a time oppressed the Israelites; but was subdued by Barak, fortified by Solomon, and remained in the Possession of Israel until the invasion of Tiglathpileser, Joshua 19:36 ; Judges 4:2 ; 1 Kings 9:15 ; 2 Kings 15:29
Naboth - Ahab took immediate Possession of the coveted vineyardperhaps as being legally for forfeited to the government, construing blasphemy as treason; or it may be, that the heirs were deterred from asserting their claim by a dread of the unscrupulous arts of Jezebel
ek'Ron - (Joshua 19:43 ) Before the monarchy it was again in full Possession of the Philistines
Jahaz - ) was completely routed, and his territory (the modern Belka) came into the Possession of Israel
Shoes - ...
In transferring a Possession it was customary to deliver a shoe. Twice is it said, "Over Edom will I cast out my shoe:" signifying that Edom would be subdued and be taken Possession of as a menial
Inheritance - It is a remarkable fact that the Hebrew language fails to discriminate between the inheritance of property and its Possession or acquisition in any other manner. The two words most constantly used in this connexion denote the idea of settled Possession, but are quite indeterminate as to the manner in which that Possession has been acquired. Cattle, household goods, and slaves would be more personal Possessions, which a man could divide among his sons ( Deuteronomy 21:16 ). Originally wives, too, as part of the property of the deceased, would fall to the Possession of the heir-in-chief (cf. The Possession of the land of Canaan was commonly regarded as the inheritance of the whole people. The inheritance of Canaan signified the secure Possession of the land, as the gift of God to His people. As Israel became increasingly conscious of its mission in , and began dimly to apprehend its mission to , the world, the peaceful and secure Possession of Canaan seemed an indispensable condition of that self-development which was itself the necessary prelude to a more universal mission. The career of Israel, as a nation, the influence, even the existence, of its religion, would he endangered by the dispossession of Canaan; moreover, it was recognized that as long as the people remained true to Jehovah, He on His part would remain true to them, and would not suffer them to be dispossessed, but would make them dwell securely in their own land, in order that they might establish on their side those conditions of righteousness and justice which represented the national obligations, if Jehovah’s covenant with them was to be maintained. The Possession of the land, the inheritance of Canaan, symbolized the people’s living in covenant with their God, and all those spiritual blessings which flowed from such a covenant. In this sense ‘the inheritance’ became almost equivalent to the Messianic salvation; and participation in this salvation is not a future privilege, but a present Possession. As Lightfoot remarks, ‘Our Father never dies; the inheritance never passes away from Him; yet nevertheless we succeed to the full Possession of it’ ( Galatians 165). ’ ( b ) The Jews also recognized that the Possession of Canaan had value only in so far as it assured them of the free exercise of their religion, and all other spiritual blessings
Ekron - It was assigned to Judah (Joshua 13:3 ), and afterwards to (Daniel 19:43 ), but came again into the full Possession of the Philistines (1 Samuel 5:10 )
Jacob - He secured through a ruse the blessing which Isaac intended for Esau, and thus was confirmed Jacob's Possession of the birthright, his struggle for which had begun before his birth
Zelophehad - But that the Possession of Zelophehad might not pass away in the year of jubilee from the tribe to which he belonged, it was ordained by Moses that his daughters should not marry any one out of their father's tribe; and this afterwards became a general law (Numbers 36 )
Self-Knowledge - and is of the greatest utility, as it is the spring of self-possession, leads to humility, steadfastness, charity, moderation, self-denial, and promotes our usefulness in the world
Holiness - Subjective holiness in rational creatures consists essentially in sanctifying grace (separation from sin, Possession of virtue)
Disappoint - To defeat of expectation, wish, hope, desire or intention to frustrate to balk to hinder from the Possession or enjoyment of that which was intended, desired, hoped or expected
Mistress - One that commands, or has Possession and sovereignty
Add - ) To give by way of increased Possession (to any one); to bestow (on)
Siege - ) Hence, a continued attempt to gain Possession
Continual - Continual claim, in law, a claim that is made from time to time within every year or day, to land or other estate, the Possession of which cannot be obtained without hazard
Ahith'Ophel - (2 Samuel 11:3 ) with 2 Samuel 23:34 Ahithophel joined the conspiracy of Absalom against David, and persuaded him to take Possession of the royal harem, ( 2 Samuel 16:21 ) and recommended an immediate pursuit of David
Rudge - ) To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the Possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; - followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects
Archelaus - Herod bequeathed to him his kingdom, but Augustus confirmed him in the Possession of only half of it—Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, with the title of ethnarch, or chief of the nation
Bittern - Nineveh and Babylon became a Possession for "the bittern" and other wild birds, Isaiah 14:23 34:11 Zephaniah 2:14
Dor - It lay apparently on or near the border between Manasseh and Asher, so that its Possession was ambiguous ( Joshua 17:11 )
Beth-Baal-me'on - (house of Baalmeon ), a place in the Possessions of Reuben, on the downs (Authorized Version "plain") east of the Jordan. Later it would seem to have come into Possession of Moab, and to be known either as Beth-meon, (Jeremiah 48:23 ) or Baal-meon
Inheritance - INHERITANCE (Matthew 21:38, Mark 12:7, Luke 20:14; Luke 12:13 : κληρονομία, derived from κλῆρος, ‘lot,’ ‘portion,’ ‘possession,’ and νέμειν, ‘to own or administer’). The heir being what he is in relation to others, enters upon a Possession which corresponds with his position; but there is no necessary thought of succession to one who has passed away’ (Westcott, Epistle to the Hebrews, p
Gilead - ...
In the days of Ahab Ramoth-gilead was in Possession of the Syrians, which was followed by all Gilead and Moab falling into their hands. This ancient Possession will thus be brought into blessing
Gilead - ...
In the days of Ahab Ramoth-gilead was in Possession of the Syrians, which was followed by all Gilead and Moab falling into their hands. This ancient Possession will thus be brought into blessing
Ordinary - As ordinary jurisdiction is by law attached to an office, he who has canonical Possession of an office, can exercise the jurisdiction pertaining to the office
Justification - As a habit it is the continued Possession of sanctlfying grace
Catholic Stage Guild - The guild's ambitions include the making of an international library of Christian dramatic literature; the private production of appropriate plays; and eventually the Possession of its own theater
Carchemish - Important in position as commanding a passage of the Euphrates, from whence its Possession was a matter of contest between Babylon and Egypt (2 Chronicles 35:20)
Jair - Son of Manasseh who took Possession of a number of villages in Gilead (Numbers 32:41 )
Capacity - ) Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the Possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing
Ignatius of Constantinople, Saint - It was not, however, until the assassination of Michael II in 867 that he obtained Possession of his see
Narcissus - According to the custom of those times, the household of the freedman of Claudius would pass into the Possession of Nero, retaining the name of their deceased owner
Money - The Bible recognizes the Possession and use of money as a legitimate part of life in human society
Dominion - Power to direct, control, use and dispose of at pleasure right of Possession and use without being accountable as the private dominion of individuals
Mortar - In law, a writ of assize, by which a demandant recovers Possession of an estate from which he has been ousted, on the death of his ancestor
Peleg - " His name marks an epoch in the world's history:...
(1) God's intimation of His will that the earth was to be divided in an orderly distribution of the various families of mankind, which order the Hamitic Babel builders tried to contravene (Genesis 11:4), in order to concentrate their power; also the Hamite Canaanites in "spreading abroad" broke the bounds assigned by God, seizing the sacred Possession of Shem where Jehovah was to be blessed as "the Lord God of Shem" (Genesis 9:26; Genesis 9:18-20)
Ift - It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of Possession
Maintain - ) To keep Possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish
Their - Their has the sense of a pronominal adjective, denoting of them, or the Possession of two or more as their voices their garments their houses their land their country
an'Akim - Though the war-like appearance of the Anakim had struck the Israelites with terror in the time of Moses, (Numbers 13:28 ; 9:2) they were nevertheless dispossessed by Joshua, (Joshua 11:21,22 ) and their chief city, Hebron, became the Possession of Caleb
la'Mech - The remarkable poem which Lamech uttered may perhaps be regarded as Lamech's son of exultation on the invention of the sword by his son Tubal-cain, in the Possession of which he foresaw a great advantage to himself and his family over any enemies
Adonizedec - Letters from Adonizedec entreating the king of Egypt to send soldiers to defend him from the Abiri (Hebrews) have been found among the Tell Amarna Tablets (see under EGYPT) These letters give a vivid account, from a Canaanitish point of view, of the wars which took place when Joshua took Possession of the land
Hope - It makes us desire eternal life or the Possession of God and gives us the confidence of receiving the grace necessary to arrive at this Possession
Lunatic - And in the days of our Lord, those maladies were more than ordinarily common; for as the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil, so the Possession by the evil spirit was then permitted, for the purpose of the display of Christ's power. And one feature in respect to the disease of lunacy was very prominent and striking, namely, that the poor creature, under Possession of Satan had no desire in himself for a cure
Ransom - Release from captivity, bondage or the Possession of an enemy. To redeem from the Possession of an enemy by paying a price deemed equivalent applied to goods or property
du Lhut, Sieur Daniel Greysolon - Pioneer ranger, born Saint Germain-en-Laye, France, 1640; died Montreal, Canada, 1710; an officer in the French army, he went to Canada and took Possession of the Sioux country in the name of the King of France
Raamses, Rameses - In Genesis 47:11 Joseph, by Pharaoh’s command, gives to Jacob’s family ‘a Possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses
Farm - Every Hebrew had a certain portion of land assigned to him as a Possession (Numbers 26:33-56 )
Hagarene - A great booty was captured by the two tribes and a half, and they took Possession of the land of the Hagarites
Medeba - In the time of (Isaiah 15:2 ) the Moabites regained Possession of it from the Ammonites
Crotchet - ) A perverse fancy; a whim which takes Possession of the mind; a conceit
Partnership - ) A division or sharing among partners; joint Possession or interest
Ahithophel - Ahithophel advised the prince to take Possession of the royal harem, thus declaring his father’s deposition, and begged for a body of men with whom he might at once overtake and destroy the fugitive monarch ( 2 Samuel 17:1-3 )
Gezer, Gezrites - It was taken by Joshua, and allotted to Ephraim, and afterwards to the Kohathites, 1 Chronicles 6:67 ; 1 Chronicles 7:28 ; but the ancient inhabitants held Possession
With - ) To denote having as a Possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune
Ekron - It was taken by Judah, but the Philistines kept or gained Possession
Zarephath - Zarephath originally belonged to Zidon ( 1 Kings 17:9 ), but passed into the Possession of Tyre after the assistance rendered by the fleet of Zidon to Shalmaneser iv in b
Ashdod - It belonged to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:47 ), but it never came into their actual Possession
Field, Cornfield - See LAND , PARCEL , PLACE , Possession
Naboth - As Ahab went to take Possession of the vineyard, he was met by Elijah, the prophet, who pronounced doom on him and his house
Memorial - Contained in memory as memorial Possession
Village - The pastureland was seen as the Possession of the village (see 1 Chronicles 6:54-60 )
Inheritance - The estate or Possession which may descend to an heir, though it has not descended
Dalmatia - His lieutenant Titus took Possession of Dalmatia for Christ
Hauran - When Israel in a future day are in full Possession of Palestine, their territory will reach on the N
Entry - The act of entering and taking Possession of lands or other estate
Acceptance - ) An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking Possession as owner
Realize - ) To acquire as an actual Possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation
Hivites - On Jacob's return to Canaan, Shechem was in Possession of the Hivites, Hamor the Hivite being the "prince of the land
Eve - Soon after the expulsion of the first pair from paradise, Eve conceived and bare a son; and imagining, as is probable, that she had given birth to the promised seed, she called his name Cain, which signifies Possession, saying, "I have gotten a man from the Lord
Lease - ) To grant to another by lease the Possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; - sometimes with out
Keeper - One who keeps one that holds or has Possession of any thing
Demon - For the conception of demon as an influence or spirit, exclusively evil, see Devil; and for the phenomena, see Possession and Exorcism
Naboth - She then came to Ahab and said, "Arise, take Possession of the vineyard; for Naboth is not alive, but dead. " Ahab arose and went forth into the garden which had so treacherously and cruelly been acquired, seemingly enjoying his new Possession, when, lo, Elijah suddenly appeared before him and pronounced against him a fearful doom (1 Kings 21:17-24 )
Aurelian, Roman Emporor - A synod of bishops including Firmilianus of the Cappadocian Caesarea, Gregory Thaumaturgus, and others, had condemned his teaching; but on receiving promises of amendment had left him in Possession of the see. Paul refused to submit and kept Possession of the episcopal residence
Jubilee - Each resumed Possession of his inheritance, whether it were sold, mortgaged, or otherwise alienated; and Hebrew servants of every description were set free, with their wives an children, Leviticus 25:1-55 . This law was mercifully designed to prevent the rich from oppressing the poor, and getting Possession of all the lands by purchase, mortgage, or usurpation; to cause that debts should not be multiplied too much, and that slaves should not continue, with their wives and children, in perpetual bondage
Kinds of Perfection - Perfection is the complete Possession of an attribute, a state of supreme excellence to which nothing is lacking
Aretas - Aretas, taking advantage of this supineness, seems to have made an incursion and got Possession of Damascus, over which he appointed a governor or ethnarch, who, A
Son of God - By actual Possession, as heir of all, Hebrews 1:2 ; Hebrews 1:5
Jabneel - So in 2 Chronicles 26:6 it was in the Philistines' Possession, and had its wall broken down by Uzziah
Rant - ) To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the Possession or title of; to convey; - usually in answer to petition
Aquileia - A city of the empire under Charlemagne, it became in the 11th century a feudal Possession of its patriarch, whose temporal authority was disputed by the nobility
Aglar - A city of the empire under Charlemagne, it became in the 11th century a feudal Possession of its patriarch, whose temporal authority was disputed by the nobility
Bethshan, Bethshean - In the days of Saul the Philistines appear to have had Possession of the town, for on their finding the dead body of Saul it was here that they hung it on the wall
Fee - ) property; Possession; tenure
Forcible - of another from his Possession
Henry Spelman - His experience in litigation over the leases of two abbeys, combined with a scandal connected with a church and parsonage in the Possession of his uncle, caused him to write a pamphlet De non temerandis ecclesiis, which induced many lay owners of ecclesiastical property to make restitution
Swine - It is not recorded whether the Gadarenes were Jews or Gentiles, who lost their swine by the demons' Possession of them
Rant - ) To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the Possession or title of; to convey; - usually in answer to petition
Shamanism - Springing from animism, and closely resembling fetishism, it teaches that all nature is pervaded by spirits or gods which can be brought near or driven away by various means, such as symbolic magic, fasting, dances, incantations, and demoniac Possession, practised by the Shaman
Oak - Andros, by authority of a writ of quo warranto from the British crown, attempted to obtain Possession of it, in 1687
Spelman, Henry - His experience in litigation over the leases of two abbeys, combined with a scandal connected with a church and parsonage in the Possession of his uncle, caused him to write a pamphlet De non temerandis ecclesiis, which induced many lay owners of ecclesiastical property to make restitution
Satisfaction - That state of the mind which results from the full gratification of desire repose of mind or contentment with present Possession and enjoyment
Jair - He was brought up with his mother in Gilead, where he had Possessions (1 Chronicles 2:22 ). " They had Possession of thirty of the sixty cities (1 Kings 4:13 ; 1 Chronicles 2:23 ) which formed the ancient Havoth-jair
Heshbon - )...
Several centuries later, during the time of Israel’s divided kingdom, Moab regained Possession of Heshbon
Hold - ) To retain in one's keeping; to maintain Possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend. ) To have; to possess; to be in Possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office. ) The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; Possession; - often used with the verbs take and lay
Canaan (2) - God promised this land to the children of Israel, the posterity of Abraham, as their Possession. On the west their Possessions extended at some points to the margin of the Mediterranean. Besides the Possessions of the Israelites, the land of Canaan embraced Phœnicia on the north and Philistia on the southwest. The land of Canaan was called the land of Israel, 1 Samuel 13:19, because it was occupied by the descendants of Jacob or Israel; the holy land, Zechariah 2:12; the land of promise, Hebrews 11:9, because it was promised to Abraham and his posterity as their Possession; the land of Judah, Jeremiah 39:10, because Judah was the leading tribe; the land of the Hebrews, Genesis 40:15, or the descendants of Eber, an ancestor of Abraham. Canaan was the country for which Terah started, Genesis 11:31; Abram dwelt in it; it was promised to him for a Possession
Claim - ) A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in Possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant
Amorites - They first peopled the mountains west of the Dead sea, near Hebron; but afterwards extended their limits, and took Possession of the finest provinces of Moab and Ammon, on the east between the brooks Jabbok and Arnon, Numbers 13:29 21:21-31 Joshua 5:1 Judges 11:13
Flavian Amphitheater - During the Middle Ages the Coliseum was used for a time as a stronghold by the Frangipani, and later came into the Possession of the municipality of Rome
Obligation - The ultimate basis of moral obligation is the reason and will of our creator, who in fashioning human nature, imposed on man its right ordering and perfection as a sacred duty with its ultimate sanction the eternal Possession or loss of God
Moral Duty - The ultimate basis of moral obligation is the reason and will of our creator, who in fashioning human nature, imposed on man its right ordering and perfection as a sacred duty with its ultimate sanction the eternal Possession or loss of God
Timnah - At one time it was counted in the territory of Dan ( Joshua 19:43 ), but at another it was in Philistine Possession ( Judges 14:1 )
Canonesses Regular of the Holy Sepulcher - The Canonesses took Possession of their present historic home, New Hall, at Chelmsford, England, in 1799, having been driven from France by the Revolution
Ransom - The original owner receives back his alienated and lost Possession because he has bought it back "with a price
Shunem - This woman afterwards retired during the famine to the low land of the Philistines; and on returning a few years afterwards, found her house and fields in the Possession of a stranger
Ludovisi, Alessandro - War in the Valtelline, Italy, was averted when Gregory's army seized Possession of it before Spain and Austria could open hostilities, and held it until its status was settled
Joshua - Stephen in his apologia speaks of the fathers entering with Joshua into the Possession of the nations (Acts 7:45); and the writer of Hebrews, imbued with Alexandrian-i
Spies - Only two brought up a faithful report, and had faith in God that He would give them Possession
Property - ) That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his Possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property
Amphitheater, Flavian - During the Middle Ages the Coliseum was used for a time as a stronghold by the Frangipani, and later came into the Possession of the municipality of Rome
Gregory xv, Pope - War in the Valtelline, Italy, was averted when Gregory's army seized Possession of it before Spain and Austria could open hostilities, and held it until its status was settled
Bag - It is a lesson to us not to misuse that which belongs to the Lord, and which is in our Possession for safekeeping
Naboth - Jezebel now informed her husband, and he went down to take Possession of the vineyard; but God sent Elijah to tell him his doom and that of Jezebel
Distress - ) The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the Possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc
Escheat - ) A writ, now abolished, to recover escheats from the person in Possession
Uarantee - ) In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a Possession, right, claim, etc
Save - ) To hold Possession or use of; to escape loss of
Overrun - ) To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take Possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass
Abbey, Solesmes - Dom Prosper Gueranger took Possession in 1833, and in 1836 began the Benedictine life there
Alessandro Ludovisi - War in the Valtelline, Italy, was averted when Gregory's army seized Possession of it before Spain and Austria could open hostilities, and held it until its status was settled
Jab'ne-el - There was a constant struggle going on between that tribe and the Philistines for the Possession of all the places in the lowland plains, and it is not surprising that the next time we meet with Jabneel it should be in the hands of the latter
Keeper - ) One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has Possession of anything
Elath - The Edomites being subdued, 2 Samuel 8:14, David took Possession of Elath or Eloth: and after him Solomon, whose fleet sailed from the neighboring town Ezion-geber to Ophir
Solesmes Abbey - Dom Prosper Gueranger took Possession in 1833, and in 1836 began the Benedictine life there
Society of Saint Edmund - Formerly, the Congregation had also Possession of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, and colleges at Laval, Chateau Gontier, and Sens
ar'Oer -
A city on the torrent Arnon, the southern point of the territory of Sihon king of the Amorites and afterwards of the tribe of Reuben, (2:36; 3:12; 4:48; Joshua 12:2 ; 13:9,16 ; Judges 11:26 ; 2 Kings 10:33 ; 1 Chronicles 5:8 ) but later again in Possession of Moab
Obtain, Obtaining - ...
A — 5: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong," also means "to get Possession of, obtain," e. , "a making around" (peri, "around," poieo, "to do or make"), denotes (a) "the act of obtaining" anything, as of salvation in its completeness, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:14 ; (b) "a thing acquired, an acquisition, Possession," Ephesians 1:14 , RV, "(God's own) Possession" [1]; so 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, AV, "a peculiar (people);" cp
Silverius, Bishop of Rome - Belisarius, having got Possession of Naples, entered Rome in the name of Justinian on Dec. Vitiges, the successor of Theodatus, commenced a siege of Rome, now in the Possession of Belisarius, in Mar 537. Belisarius having gained Possession of Rome, Vigilius followed him there and measures were taken to carry out the wishes of the empress
Patent - ) Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive Possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines
Devil - Cases of diabolic obsession, Possession, and infestation are numerous
Dutch West Indies - Confusion caused by the long struggle of the Netherlands, France, and England, for Possession of this region, made it difficult to establish permanent missions; and for some time Catholic missionaries were restricted by the Protestant authorities of Dutch Guiana
Friar - Originally the friars, denied the liberty either of individual or corporate Possession, lived upon voluntary offerings of the faithful; hence their name of mendicant
Innocent iv, Pope - He was elected after an interregnum of more than a year and a half, while the excommunicated emperor Frederick II was in Possession of the Papal States
Sihon - Heshbon , his capital, was taken; and his land, along with that of Og king of Bashan, became the Possession of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh
Nebo (1) - A town of Moab, taken Possession of by Reuben
Earnest of the Spirit: the Pledge of Heaven - In the early times when land was sold, the owner cut a turf from the greensward and cast it into the cap of the purchase as a token that it was his; or he tore off the branch of a tree and put it into the new owner's hand to show that he was entitled to all the products of the soil; and when the purchaser of a house received seizing or Possession, the key of the door or a bundle of thatch plucked from the roof; signified that the building was yielded up to him
Machpelah - The tract containing the field and cave in the end of Ephron's field, which Abraham bought as his burying ground from Ephron and the sons of Heth (Genesis 23:9); his only Possession in the land of promise
Prize - ) Anything worth striving for; a valuable Possession held or in prospect
Deliver - ) To give or transfer; to yield Possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; - often with up or over, to or into
Confide - ...
CONFI'DE, To entrust to commit to the charge of, with a belief in the fidelity of the person entrusted to deliver into Possession of another, with assurance of safe keeping, or good management followed by to
Zik'Lag - (Joshua 19:5 ) We next encounter it in the Possession of the Philistines (1 Samuel 27:6 ) when it was, at David's request, bestowed upon him by Achish king of Gath
Philadelphia - " Although this city is now in the Possession of the Turks, it has about a thousand Christian inhabitants, chiefly Greeks; who have five churches with a resident bishop, and inferior clergy
Mount Seir - Moses relates that the children of Esau destroyed the Horims, and took Possession of Seir
Bittern - Harmer, "that a word which occurs but three times in the Hebrew Bible should be translated by three different words, and that one of them should be otter!" Isaiah, prophesying the destruction of Babylon, says that "the Lord will make it a Possession for the bittern, and pools of water;" and Zephaniah 2:14 , prophesying against Nineveh, says that "the cormorant and bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it: their voice shall sing in the windows
Ajalon - Some regard this as the same place as the above, in Possession of different tribes at different times
Poor - Every seventh year, the spontaneous products of the ground were free to all, Leviticus 25:7 ; and in the Jubilee their alienated inheritance returned to their Possession
Salzburg, Austria, City of - The diocese became an archbishopric in 798, and this period marks the beginning of the temporal sovereignty of the archbishops who obtained Possession of an extensive territory and many secular privileges, including the coining of money
Ebal - On this mountain Joshua built an altar and erected a monument bearing the law of Moses ( Joshua 8:30 ); and the curses for breaches of the moral law were here proclaimed to the assembled Israelites on their formally taking Possession of the Promised Land ( Deuteronomy 11:29 ; Deuteronomy 27:4 ; Deuteronomy 27:13 , Joshua 8:33 )
Mephibosheth - When David found himself in peaceable Possession of the kingdom, he sought for all that remained of the house of Saul, that he might show them kindness, in consideration of the friendship between him and Jonathan
Shibboleth - The Gileadites took Possession of all these fords, and when an Ephraimite who had escaped came to the riverside and desired to pass over, they asked him if he were not an Ephraimite
Sever - In law, to disunite to disconnect to part Possession as, to sever a state in joint-tenacy
Philemon - That he was of good position is suggested not only by his Possession of slaves, but also by his ministry to the saints and by Paul’s hope to lodge with him (Philem v
Catch - ) To attain Possession. ) To get Possession of; to attain
Caleb - The last notice we have of Caleb is when (being then eighty-five years of age) he came to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, after the people had gained Possession of the land, and reminded him of the promise Moses had made to him, by virtue of which he claimed a certain portion of the land of Kirjath-arba as his inheritance (Joshua 14:6-15 ; 15:13-15 ; 21:10-12 ; 1 Samuel 25:2,3 ; 30:14 ). When he gave up the city of Hebron to the priests as a city of refuge, he retained Possession of the surrounding country (Joshua 21:11,12 ; Compare 1 Samuel 25:3 )
Mount Nebo - "...
I cannot dismiss this view of Nebo, and the man of God's privileges upon it, without observing, that all he saw was but a type and shadow of the reality which believers in Christ by faith now enjoy of a better country, which Jesus is gone before to take Possession of in their name. We have seen that day accomplished, and brought nigh, and by faith enter now upon the Possession of it in the promises
Reuben - At their request, Reuben had their Possession on the east of the Jordan, because it was 'a place for cattle. ' It extended northward from the river Arnon about 25 miles, where it joined the Possession of Gad
Daemoniac - The Greeks and Romans of old, say they, did believe in the reality of daemoniacal Possession. 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. In the days of our Saviour, it would appear that Daemoniacal Possession was very frequent among the Jews and the neighbouring nations. 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. In this light must we regard the conduct of our Saviour and his apostles, if the idea of daemoniacal Possession were to be considered merely as a vulgar error. The reality of daemoniacal Possession stands upon the same evidence with the Gospel system in general. This is the pride of reason; and it seems to have suggested the strongest objections that have been of any time urged against the reality of daemoniacal Possession. Among the evils to which mankind have been subjected, why might not their being liable to daemoniacal Possession be one? While the Supreme Being retains the sovereignty of the universe, he may employ whatever agents he thinks proper in the execution of his purposes; he may either commission an angel, or let loose a devil; as well as bend the human will, or communicate any particular impulse to matter. ...
All that revelation makes known, all that human reason can conjecture, concerning the existence of various orders of spiritual beings, good and bad, is perfectly consistent with, and even favourable to, the doctrine of daemoniacal Possession
Endor - ) In Issachar, yet Manasseh's Possession
Ziklag - A town in the Negeb, or south country of Judah (Joshua 15:31 ), in the Possession of the Philistines when David fled to Gath from Ziph with all his followers
Decision For Christ - This hill was in the Possession of the Gauls; but when the morning dawned, the young man took the sacred utensils of his god, went down from the Capitol, passed through the Gallic sentries, through the main body, up the hill, offered sacrifice, and came back unharmed
Hagarenes - In Psalms 83:6-8 "the tabernacles of the Hagarenes" are mentioned as distinct from the "Ishmaelites," with whom and Moab, Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, Tyre, and Assur, they confederated to invade suddenly Jehoshaphat's land and take it in Possession
Adoption - , an interest in God's peculiar love (John 17:23 ; Romans 5:5-8 ), a spiritual nature (2Peter 1:4; John 1:13 ), the Possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1Peter 1:14; 2 John 4 ; Romans 8:15-21 ; Galatians 5:1 ; Hebrews 2:15 ), present protection, consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32 ; John 14:18 ; 1Corinthians 3:21-23; 2 Corinthians 1:4 ), fatherly chastisements (Hebrews 12:5-11 ), and a future glorious inheritance (Romans 8:17,23 ; James 2:5 ; Philippians 3:21 )
Festal Garments, Festal Robes - In the Ancient Near East Possession of sets of clothing was regarded as a sign of wealth
Bone - ) To steal; to take Possession of
Jahaz - Isaiah ( Isaiah 15:4 ) and Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 48:21 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ) refer to it as in the Possession of Moab
Inheritance - So when Israel returns to take Possession of the land in a future day, it is still called their inheritance
Entrance - ) The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking Possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office
Redeem - ) To purchase back; to regain Possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase
Corruption - In law, taint impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his Possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs
Secure - ) To get Possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate
Title - ) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive Possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title
Abner - He behaved arrogantly towards the puppet-king, especially in taking Possession of one of Saul’s concubines ( 2 Samuel 3:7 )
Cyprus - After belonging to Egypt, Persia, and Greece, it became a Roman Possession 58 b
Idumaea - But the Idumaea of the New Testament applies only to a small part adjoining Judea on the south, and including even a portion of that country; which was taken Possession of by the Edomites, or Idumaeans, while the land lay unoccupied during the Babylonish captivity. These Idumaeans were so reduced by the Maccabees, that, in order to retain their Possessions, they consented to embrace Judaism: and their territory became incorporated with Judea; although, in the time of our Saviour, it still retained its former name of Idumaea, Mark 3:8
Redemption - Repurchase of captured goods or prisoners the act of procuring the deliverance of persons or things from the Possession and power of captors by the payment of an equivalent ransom release as the redemption of prisoners taken in war the redemption of a ship and cargo
Retain - To hold or keep in Possession not to lose or part with or dismiss
Jebus, Jebusites - When they gained Possession of it we do not know. During the time of the Judges he tells us that it was in Possession of the Jebusites ( Judges 19:11 ), and gives a brief account of its capture by David ( 2 Samuel 5:6-8 )
Demoniacs - ' It was clearly a case of Possession: the Lord rebuked the demon, and it departed from him. ...
Besides the permanent Possession of men, there was the unclean spirit of lying prophecy
Ownership - Possession of property. Two general principles guided Israelite laws of ownership: (1) All things ultimately belong to God, and (2) land Possession is purely a business matter. The early Christian community existed through the generosity of those members who sold many of their Possessions to help poorer believers
Heritage - And there was another distinguishing property in the rights of heritage among the customs and laws of the eastern world, namely, that a son needed not to wait the death of the father for the Possession of his heritage. "...
Neither is this all: the heirs of God in Christ do not wait to a distant period for the Possession of their heritage. He lives to put them into Possession: and this they have not by reversion, but by present inheritance, here by grace through faith, and hereafter in glory. God our Father commanded him to open his hand wide to his poor brother, and he hath done it; so that we are brought into the full liberty wherewith he makes his redeemed free, and brought home also, at length, into the Possession of an inheritance infinitely surpassing the one we originally forfeited, even "an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away
Heshbon - In later times the Moabites regained Possession of Heshbon, so that it is mentioned as a Moabitish town in the prophetic denunciations against that people
Frederick ii (2) - " Succeeding to the throne, 1740, he took advantage of the War of the Austrian Succession to enter Silesia, and signed the Peace of Breslau, 1742; a second Silesian war, 1744, secured his Possession
Frederick the Great - " Succeeding to the throne, 1740, he took advantage of the War of the Austrian Succession to enter Silesia, and signed the Peace of Breslau, 1742; a second Silesian war, 1744, secured his Possession
Thessalonica - There were many Jews here, as the Possession of a synagogue shows ( Acts 17:1 ), and a number of proselytes ( Acts 17:4 )
Melita - It came into the Possession of the Greeks (B
Ashkelon - In the time of the judges (Judges 1:18 ) it fell into the Possession of the tribe of Judah; but it was soon after retaken by the Philistines (2 Samuel 1:20 ), who were not finally dispossessed till the time of Alexander the Great
Cord - have any measured out Possession, cords being used for measurement (Joshua 13:6; Psalms 16:6)
Aroer - Afterward in Moab's Possession (Jeremiah 48:19), though Aroer may there be regarded as only lying in Moab's way, when fleeing into the desert, and as asking the cause of Moab's flight
Vine - It was cultivated in Palestine before the Israelites took Possession of it
Nebo - During the period of the judges it was the Possession of Eglon of Moab
Menahem, - ), Shallum having Possession of Samaria, while Menahem commanded the ancient fortress and former capital, Tirzah
Coney - When it is said to "chew the cud," the Hebrew word so used does not necessarily imply the Possession of a ruminant stomach
Seguestration - ) The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the Possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one adjudged entitled to it
Entry - ) The actual taking Possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them
Caleb - Though the Anakim were in Possession he was victorious and inherited Kirjath-arba, or Hebron
Adullam - Micah, the prophet, used David's experience almost 300 years later to warn his people that again their glorious king would have to flee to the caves of Adullam to escape an enemy who would take Possession of the country because of Judah's sin (Micah 1:15 )
Argob - It was subdued by ‘Jair son of Manasseh,’ and became the Possession of his tribe ( Deuteronomy 3:3 ; Deuteronomy 3:13 , 1 Kings 4:15 etc
Execution - In law, the carrying into effect a sentence or judgment of court the last act of the law in completing the process by which justice is to be done, by which the Possession of land or debt, damages or cost, is obtained, or by which judicial punishment is inflicted
Jehoahaz - But Pharaoh-necho, who had obtained Possession of all Syria, regarded his coronation as an act of assumption, deposed him in favour of his brother Jehoiakim, and carried him away to Egypt, where he died ( 2 Kings 23:34 )
Warranty - In sales of goods by persons in Possession, there is an implied warranty of title, but, as to the quality of goods, the rule of every sale is, Caveat emptor
Upset - ) To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her
Evil - Structural looks to the Possession and integrity of being; functional to fitting and well-ordered action
Kadesh, Kadeshbarnea - It was in the wilderness of Paran, and is known to be situated in the extreme south of the land, from whence Joshua smote the inhabitants, and it became the border of Judah's Possession
Elath - The Israelites held Possession of Elath one hundred and fifty years, when the Edomites, in the reign of Joram, recovered it
Chasten, Chastening, Chastise, Chastisement - A — 1: παιδεύω (Strong's #3811 — Verb — paideuo — pahee-dyoo'-o ) primarily denotes "to train children," suggesting the broad idea of education (pais, "a child"), Acts 7:22 ; 22:3 ; see also Titus 2:12 , "instructing" (RV), here of a training gracious and firm; grace, which brings salvation, employs means to give us full Possession of it; hence, "to chastise," this being part of the training, whether (a) by correcting with words, reproving, and admonishing, 1 Timothy 1:20 (RV, "be taught"); 2 Timothy 2:25 , or (b) by "chastening" by the infliction of evils and calamities, 1 Corinthians 11:32 ; 2 Corinthians 6:9 ; Hebrews 12:6,7,10 ; Revelation 3:19
Entry - ) The actual taking Possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them
Quiet - Undisturbed unmolested as the quiet Possession or enjoyment of an estate
Haz'a-el - ( 2 Kings 8:7-15 ) He was soon engaged in war with the kings of Judah and Israel for the Possession of the city of Ramoth-gilead
Demon - Demoniacal Possession. Yet in four passages of Acts we read of Possession by unclean or evil spirits: at Jerusalem (Acts 5:16); in Samaria, where they were expelled at the preaching of Philip (Acts 8:7); at Philippi, where the ventriloquist maiden is said to have a spirit, a Python (Acts 16:16 : πνεῦμα πύθωνα is the best reading); and at Ephesus, where by St. Here, then, we have the conception of something other than ordinary madness being a Possession by evil spirits; and this incident may be considered as a stepping-stone to the conception found in some NT writers of physical disease as being, at least in some cases, also a Possession. ...
There is nothing which leads us to suppose that the conception of demoniacal Possession which we find well established in the four Gospels, especially in the Synoptics, was not shared by the other NT writers; but it is noteworthy that, as the subject is only glanced at in the Fourth Gospel (with reference to the charge against our Lord, John 7:20; John 8:48 ff; John 10:20 f. We may, however, remark that the language of the famous passage 1 Corinthians 12:10 in which the Apostle speaks of the power of sin in the Christian-for we can hardly think that he is speaking of himself only before his conversion-bears a close likeness to that used to describe demoniacal Possession. For demoniacal Possession see R. Dictionary of the Bible , articles ‘Devil,’ ‘Possession
Anakim - Their chief city Hebron became Caleb's Possession for his faith, shown in having no fear of their giant stature since the Lord was on Israel's side (Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:20; compare Numbers 13:22; Numbers 13:28; Numbers 13:30-33; Numbers 14:24)
Sell - To transfer property or the exclusive right of Possession to another for an equivalent in money
Drops - To lay aside to dismiss from Possession as, to drop these frail bodies
Haiti - Settlements were established, 1659, by the French, who took Possession of the western part of the island in 1697
Confirmation - In law, an assurance of title, by the conveyance of an estate or right in esse, from one man to another, by which a voidable estate is made sure or unavoidable, or a particular estate is increased, or a Possession made perfect
Reclaim - ) To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover Possession of
Redeemer - Such was Boaz, who, being one of the nearest relations of Elimelech, married Ruth the heiress of Elimelech, and thereby reentered into the Possession of her estate
Remainder - A writ of formedon in remainder, is a writ which lies where a man gives lands to another for life or in tail, with remainder to a third person in tail or in fee, and he who has the particular estate dies without issue heritable, and a stranger intrudes upon him in remainder and keeps him out of Possession in this case, the remainder-man shall have his writ of formedon in the remainder
Melita - After numerous changes, it fell at length into the hands of the English, who since 1814 have held undisputed Possession of it
Satisfy - To gratify wants, wishes or desires to the full extent to supply Possession or enjoyment till no more is desired
mo'Lech - Molech was the lord and master of the Ammonites; their country was his Possession, ( Jeremiah 49:1 ) as Moab was the heritage of Chemosh; the princes of the land were the princes of Malcham
Liberty - Scripture has little to say on the mere power of choice, while everywhere recognizing this power as the condition of moral life, and sees real liberty only in the Possession and exercise of wisdom, godliness, and virtue. Spiritual liberty is the introduction into the condition which is the opposite of this into the knowledge and friendship of God, the consciousness of cleansing from guilt, deliverance from sin’s tyranny, the Possession of a new life in the Spirit, etc
Heir - Succession thus was a matter of right, not of favor; the Hebrew yarash , "to inherit," means Possession and even forcible Possession (Deuteronomy 2:12; Judges 11:24). ...
Moses allowed the obligation to be evaded, if the brother-in-law preferred the indignity of the widow loosing his shoe off his foot, in token of forfeiting all right over the wife and property of the deceased, as casting the shoe over a place implies taking Possession of it (Psalms 60:8; Psalms 108:9); also the indignity of her spitting in his face, so that his name becomes a byword as the barefooted one, implying abject meanness
Of - What is the price of corn? We say that of, in these and similar phrases, denotes property or Possession, making of the sign of the genitive or possessive case. That which proceeds from or is produced by a person, is naturally the property or Possession of that person, as the son of John and this idea of property in the course of time would pass to things not thus produced, but still bearing a relation to another thing. Of then has one primary sense, from, departing, issuing, proceeding from or out of, and a derivative sense denoting Possession or property
Heir Heritage Inheritance - verbs יָרַשׁ, נָחַל and their derivatives, which they render in the Septuagint , the idea of a Possession rather than of a succession, i. We can trace in the OT (see Sanday-Headlam on Romans 8:17) the transitions of meaning, from the simple Possession of Canaan to the permanent and assured Possession, then to the secure Possession won by Messiah, and so to all Messianic blessings. The English ‘heir,’ derived from heres, usually suggests that the father is alive, and that the son has not yet come into Possession; while the verb ‘to inherit’ and its derivative ‘inheritor’ usually suggest that the father is dead and that the son has come into Possession. Acts 7:5, where it is meant that Abraham did not actually enter into Possession; and Hebrews 11:3 f. The reference in Romans 4:13 can hardly be to the Possession of Canaan, which would not be called ‘the world’ (see also (d) below). In the sense of the ‘Messianic hope’ (as in the more literal sense of the Possession of Canaan) the words ‘inheritance’ and ‘promise’ become almost identical, as in Galatians 3:18, Hebrews 6:17. Paul uses in regard to Gentile Christians the very words which described Israel’s privilege: ‘promise,’ ‘inheritance,’ ‘emancipation,’ ‘possession’ (Robinson, op
Lydia (1) - The Possession of it was disputed by the Pergamenians and Seleucids till b
Argob - " "I have more than once entered a deserted city in the evening, taken Possession of a comfortable house, and spent the night in peace
Substance - 2), Possession: see POSSESS , B, No
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A town on the east of Jordan which was taken Possession of and rebuilt by the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:3,38 ; 1 Chronicles 5:8 )
Witchcraft - A supernatural power which persons were formerly supposed to obtain the Possession of, by entering into a compact with the Devil
Crime - The commander of a fortress who suffers the enemy to take Possession by neglect, is as really criminal, as one who voluntarily opens the gates without resistance
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So we say, to deliver goods to a carrier to deliver a letter to deliver Possession of an estate
Gaza - In the time of Samson, however, the Philistines were in Possession, and he was made a prisoner there
Syria - Syria is now in the Possession of the Turks
Dibon - The children of Israel were not able to retain Possession of the land, and in the time of Isaiah Dibon is reckoned among the cities of Moab ( Isaiah 15:1-9 )
Sandal - I will take Possession of it, treading on its pride as it had trodden Israel as an invader (Psalms 60:8; Psalms 60:12; 2 Samuel 8:14; Joshua 10:24). The custom, which existed among the Indians and the ancient Germans, arose from the taking Possession of property by treading the soil (Genesis 13:17), hence handing the shoe symbolized renunciation and transfer of ownership (Deuteronomy 25:9; Ruth 4:7-8)
Seir - The posterity of Esau afterward were in Possession of the mountains of Seir, and Esau himself dwelt there when Jacob returned from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:3 ; Genesis 33:14 ; Genesis 36:8-9 . These people were driven out from their country by the Edomites, or the children of Esau, who dwelt there in their stead, and were in Possession of this region when the Israelites passed by in their passage from Egypt to the land of Canaan
Adam - This history of his creation is narrated in Genesis 1:26-30; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 2:15-25, a single pair being formed, to whom the earth was given for a Possession, to replenish it with their children, to enjoy the fruits of it, and to have dominion over the inferior animate. The phrase must also denote the Possession of dominion and authority; for immediately it is subjoined "let them have dominion," Genesis 1:26, explanatory, it would seem, of the term "image
Inheritance - While Jewish inheritance customs were linked to family blood lines, Greek and Roman laws also provided for the disposition of family Possessions through the adoption of an heir. The land of Canaan was bequeathed to him and his descendants as an eternal Possession (Genesis 12:7 ). Each family in Israel was apportioned its own inheritance as an inalienable Possession (Joshua 13-31 ) and given the task to occupy the land (Judges 1:3 ). As the biblical history of Israel unfolds, the promised inheritance specifies a righteous remnant who will inherit the world as an everlasting Possession (Psalm 2:8 ; Isaiah 54:3 ; Daniel 7:14 ). Generally, the promise refers to the Possession of salvation (Hebrews 1:14 )
Right - Just claim legal title ownership the legal power of exclusive Possession and enjoyment. A deed vests the right of Possession in the purchaser of land. Right and Possession are very different things. We often have occasion to demand and sue for rights not in Possession
Madness - 328a) quotes Vicary, who says of the brain that ‘it moueth and followeth the mouing of the Moone: for in the waxing of the Moone, the Brayne followeth upwardes: and in the wane of the Moone the Brayne discendeth downwardes, and vanishes in substance of vertue …’; according to the Jewish conception, which connects epilepsy with demoniacal Possession (Matthew 17:18), the light of the moon drove demons away. 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. In this case the madness is evidently ascribed to Satanic Possession, and is not regarded merely as a derangement due to overwork and excitement
Lunatic - Question as to Possession by evil spirits. Causes of the disorder were not sought for, the prevalent theory of demonic Possession being to them adequate to account for the trouble, and this Possession the only possible cause. This has been claimed as the classical criterion of demonic Possession, all cases where it is not found being regarded as not due to this cause even although the Scripture so attributes them (Menzies Alexander). The fixed idea of plural Possession would lead to the medical classification ‘Demonomania,’ a variety of ‘religious mania. The expression may be due (a) to the Evangelist’s sense of the violence of the derangement to which she had been subject, or (b) to the current idea of manifold Possession among the disciples, to which Jesus gave no sanction, or (e) to mania and delusion of manifold Possession. The question as to Possession by evil spirits. —How far does the NT in attributing these disorders to demonic Possession give a true account of the phenomenon? The question is not to be determined by invoking authority, either that of the NT or of our Lord Jesus Christ. ...
(2) Kindred to this is the thought of a multiplicity of demons being concerned in the Possession of a human life. He never speaks of more than one evil or unclean spirit (see Alexander, Demonic Possession, ch. So far from the idea of semi-sensuous beings representing the truth, it would be far truer to think of Possession as akin to the condition seen in intense anger, or extreme fear. ‘Anything is a Possession that dispossesses the man of himself, from whatever world it comes’ (Bushnell). A long-continued yielding of the mind or spirit to evil agencies may result in physical deterioration, just as truly as physical deterioration may give the opportunity for an evil spiritual Possession
Command - ) The Possession or exercise of authority
Proverbs Book of - Proverbs 1:1-33; Proverbs 2:1-22; Proverbs 3:1-35; Proverbs 4:1-27; Proverbs 5:1-23; Proverbs 6:1-35; Proverbs 7:1-27; Proverbs 8:1-36; Proverbs 9:1-18, a discourse extolling true wisdom, and specially urging the young to secure so excellent a Possession
Heshbon - see), king of the Amorites ( Deuteronomy 2:26 and often), or, like many other towns in this neighbourhood, in the actual Possession of the Moahites ( Isaiah 15:4 ; Isaiah 16:8 f
Libya - The Possession of this fertile region was the bone of contention between the Turks and Italians in 1912
Abate - In law, to enter into a freehold after the death of the last occupant, and before the heir or devisee takes Possession
Recover - ) To get or obtain again; to get renewed Possession of; to win back; to regain
Ananias - The husband of Sapphira, who in the voluntary communism of the early Church sold ‘a Possession’ and kept part of the price for himself, pretending that he had given the whole ( Acts 5:1 ff
Judging Rash - We claim an exclusive Possession of goodness and wisdom; and from approving warmly of those who join us, we proceed to condemn, with much acrimony, not only the principles, but the characters of those from whom we differ
Gadarenes - What higher proofs can be needed to mark distinguishing grace! What an act of mercy had Jesus wrought, not only to the poor demoniac, but to the whole country, in delivering them from his violence and outrage, while under Possession of the devil
Judges - It seemed to have been but the mere shadow of authority; for the whole substance was taken into Possession by the Roman Governor
Ananias - Husband of Sapphira, who with her had agreed to sell their Possession, keep back part of the money, and present the remainder to the church as though it were the whole
Beni Khaibir - They receive and observe the law of Moses by tradition, for they are not in Possession of the written law
Bat - " It is prophesied, Isaiah 2:20 , "In that day shall they cast away their idols to the moles and to the bats;" that is, they shall carry them into the dark caverns, old ruins, or desolate places, to which they shall fly for refuge, and so shall give them up, and relinquish them to the filthy animals that frequent such places, and have taken Possession of them as their proper habitation
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To vest in, to put in Possession of to furnish with to clothe with
Philip'pi - Philip, when he acquired Possession of the site, found there a town named Datus or Datum , which was probably in its origin a factory of the Phoenicians, who were the first that worked the gold-mines in the mountains here, as in the neighboring Thasos
Stagirus, Friend of Chrysostom - He became subject to convulsive attacks, which were then considered to indicate demoniacal Possession
Inheritance - ” The words often translated “inherit” mean more generally “take Possession. In ancient Israel Possessions were passed on to the living sons of a father, but the eldest son received a double portion (Deuteronomy 21:17 ). These examples show that Possession of this double portion was not absolute
Coat (2) - ...
Our Lord’s instructions to the Twelve included one which forbade their wearing or having in their Possession more than one such garment (Matthew 10:10, Mark 6:9, Luke 9:3; cf. ]'>[1] ...
The soldiers at the Crucifixion (John 19:23-24) took Possession of the Saviour’s garments, according, we suppose, to the usual practice
Naphtali - " And to whom are we to look for any, or for all the tribes of Israel in the Possession of the divine favour, and so satisfied with it? Of whom, among the sons of Jacob, can it be said with truth, "that they are full of the blessing of the Lord," unless we first behold him in whom it hath "pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell," and from him, and in him, and by him, all the seed of Israel "are justified and shall glory?" Surely it is blessed first to eye Christ as possessing and being the cause of the true Naphtali's portion, and then, by virtue of an union with him, and interest in him, to behold those blessings flowing in upon his inheritance. Both the west and the south are his for a Possession; yea, his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of earth, men shall be blessed in him, and all nations shall call him blessed
Keep - ) To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or Possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain. ) To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep Possession
Eternal Life (2) - In many passages it denotes primarily a present Possession or actual experience of the Christian believer, while in others it clearly contemplates a blessed life to come, conceived as a promised inheritance. John that we find ‘eternal life’ presented as a heavenly boon which may become the actual Possession of believers in the present life. Hence it is that the believer ‘hath eternal life’ as an actual Possession (John 3:36). ’ In view of the use of ἵνα in John 4:34, John 15:12, John 18:39 we need not refine so far as (with Westcott on this passage) to maintain that the connective here retains its telic force and indicates an aim and an end, a struggle after increasing knowledge rather than the attainment of a knowledge already in Possession. Whatever else is true touching this saving knowledge of the true God, its present Possession is one of the great realities in the personal experience of the believer. In 1 John 5:11-13 the gift and actual Possession of this eternal kind of heavenly life are made emphatic: ‘God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ’ For it is a permanent Possession, and of a nature to advance from strength to strength and from glory to glory. Paul we also find a mystic element in which we note the concept of eternal life as a present Possession. It is a present Possession, a glorious reality, a steadfastness of conscious living fellowship with the Eternal Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ. Such contrast of ‘this time,’ ‘this world,’ ‘on the earth’ with ‘the age to come,’ and ‘in heaven,’ implies Possessions in some other age or world beyond the present. It is a Possession of manifold fulness, and is conditioned in a character of god-likeness, which ‘has the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come’ (1 Timothy 4:8)
Blessedness - The various forms of εὐλογέομαι refer, literally, to being ‘well spoken of,’ and apparently always contain at least the latent thought of praise being conferred or happiness ascribed; μακάριος, however, expresses simply the Possession of a quality, and for the ascription of this by others the verb μακαρίζω is needed. ...
Blessedness being a personal Possession, any kind of action or utterance by others is of secondary importance in regard to it. It is based, partly, on a character which is its own ‘better and abiding Possession’ (Hebrews 10:34 m)
Messalians - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
Filthy, the - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
John Mccloskey - In August he took Possession of his titular church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, in Rome, and when he went to Rome again for the coronation of Leo XIII he received the cardinal's hat from that pontiff, March 28, 1878
Mccloskey, John - In August he took Possession of his titular church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, in Rome, and when he went to Rome again for the coronation of Leo XIII he received the cardinal's hat from that pontiff, March 28, 1878
Moab - It was at that time in the Possession of the Amorites (Numbers 21:22 )
House - The Hebrews after the Conquest took Possession of the captured cities, and seem to have followed the methods of building that had been pursued by the Canaanites
Happiness - Absolutely taken, denotes the durable Possession of perfect good, without any mixture of evil; or the enjoyment of pure pleasure unalloyed with pain, or a state in which all our wishes are satisfied; in which senses, happiness is only known by name on this earth
Sobriety - Sobriety is a security against the baneful influence of turbulent passions; it is self-possession; it is self-defence
Ar - Thus Israel came into Possession of Ar, as the inscription records, confirming Scripture
se'ir - The Horites appear to have been the chief of the aboriginal inhabitants, (Genesis 36:20 ) but it was ever afterward the Possession of the Edomites, the descendants of Esau
Monastic - Oddo first began to retrieve it in the monastery of Cluny: that monastery, by the conditions of its erection, was put under the immediate protection of the holy see; with a prohibition to all powers, both secular and ecclesiastical, to disturb the monks in the Possession of their effects or the election of their abbot
Adelphians - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
Judah Territory of - This was an exceedingly fertile country, occupied by the Philistines, who constantly disputed Possession
Abilene - 8), and remained in his Possession till his death in a
Communicate - To impart to give to another, as a partaker to confer for joint Possession to bestow, as that which the receiver is to hold, retain, use or enjoy with to
Gerizim - From Gerizim were pronounced the blessings attached to observance of the Law ( Joshua 8:33 ), when the Israelites formally took Possession of the country
Hidden Treasure, Parable of the - Thus in the case of the parable of the hidden treasure Christ does not mean to hold up to our imitation the manner in which the finder gets Possession of the treasure
Euchites - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
Adelphians - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
Pearl - The value of the pearl is not primarily a commercial value; it is something which appeals to its possessor as a unique and priceless Possession, precious for its own inherent qualities of beauty and rarity, something for which all that a man has may be sold, itself to be jealously treasured, not to be cast at the feet of those to whom it has no meaning
Zion - It remained in their Possession until captured by David, who made it "the city of David," the capital of his kingdom
Messalians - On account of their belief in their Possession by the Holy Spirit, they were called Enthusiasts (Greek: enthous, full of the god)
Pearl - The value of the pearl is not primarily a commercial value; it is something which appeals to its possessor as a unique and priceless Possession, precious for its own inherent qualities of beauty and rarity, something for which all that a man has may be sold, itself to be jealously treasured, not to be cast at the feet of those to whom it has no meaning
Wealth (2) - What, then, is the view of wealth presented in the Gospels? What, in particular, is Jesus’ view of wealth? (1) He assumes, though He nowhere explicitly declares, the lawfulness of the Possession of wealth. This is implied in such parables as those of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the Pounds (Luke 19:12-27), and the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-8), all of which deal with the uses of money, without any disapprobation of its Possession being indicated. It is implied in His parting injunctions to His disciples (Matthew 5:3,), and in the saying, ‘Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness’ (Luke 16:9), which also involve the Possession and use of money. Nor is the fate of Dives (Luke 16:19-31) any proof that Jesus condemned the Possession of wealth as such. In all these, gifts and Possessions, including wealth, are represented as bestowed on men by God. Inasmuch as it is something outside man and apart from him, the Possession of it does not necessarily contribute to riches of character, but may, on the contrary, coexist with poverty of soul (Luke 12:16-21; Luke 14:18-19, Matthew 22:5-6). Nor will the Possession of wealth compensate for the loss of the true life (Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36-37, Luke 9:25). Life, in fact, in the highest sense of the term, is a larger and richer thing than mere Possession of wealth (Luke 12:15; Luke 12:23, Matthew 6:20; Matthew 6:25; Matthew 6:33); and it is, to a considerable degree, independent of wealth (Matthew 6:25; Matthew 6:33-34, Luke 12:22-23; Luke 12:29-34)
Wealth - ), but generally in the more usual sense of affluent Possessions ( e. In the OT the Possession of wealth is generally regarded as evidence of God’s blessing, and so of righteousness ( Psalms 1:3-4 etc. ...
As regards Christ’s teaching , it is important to balance those sayings which appear to be hostile to any Possession of wealth, with those which point in the other direction. In the Apostolic Church, in its earliest days, we find her members having ‘all things common,’ and the richer selling their Possessions to supply the wants of their poorer brethren ( Acts 2:44-45 ; Acts 4:34-37 ). But this active enthusiasm does not necessarily show that the Church thought the personal Possession of wealth, in itself, unlawful or undesirable; for the case of Ananias clearly indicates that the right to the Possession of private property was not questioned ( Acts 5:4 )
Milan, Italy - by the Insubres, it became a Roman Possession in 221 BC and after 296 AD was the capital of several emperors
Sceva - The Apostolic age firmly believed in Possession by evil spirits; and there is really nothing in this chapter unlike what we read elsewhere in NT
Debir - Caleb, who had conquered and taken Possession of the town and district of Hebron (Joshua 14:6-15 ), offered the hand of his daughter to any one who would successfully lead a party against Debir
Power - The ability to act or produce an effect; the Possession of authority over others
Shu'Shan, - In the time of Daniel Susa was in the Possession of the Babylonians, to whom Elam had probably passed at the division of the Assyrian empire made by Cyaxares and Nabopolassar
Will (2) - Our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a perfect example of how our great Possession of freedom should be used, has shown us by His own perfect subordination of His will to the will of His Father, that the goal at which we should aim is to have our wills in perfect accord with the will of God, whether it be His will as to our enduring or His will as to our doing
Settlement - ) Bestowal, or giving Possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner
Ituraea - 20, whereupon a part of his territory fell into the hands of Herod the Great; and when Herod’s kingdom was divided, it became the Possession of Philip (Jos
Nothing - No Possession of estate a low condition
Levite - Barnabas of Cyprus, where there were numerous Jews and Christians (1 Maccabees 15:23, Acts 11:19), was a landowner, though a Levite (Acts 4:36), the old ordinance (Numbers 18:24) against the Possession of real estate having long before fallen into abeyance, and probably having never been meant to apply to land outside Palestine
Jehu - Jehu then secured Possession of Samaria, and slew all that remained unto Ahab, till he had extirpated him, according to the word of the Lord
Aragon - Pedro II (1276-1285) took Possession of Sicily
Could - Formerly, a citizen could not vote for officers of government without the Possession of some property
Tribute - Various Hebrew words are thus represented, but the signification in general is that which one nation or people paid to another, either in money or kind (2 Kings 3:4 ), in order to be left in peaceable Possession
Wars - War is the natural consequence of sin being in the world, and men and nations coveting the Possessions of others. The principal wars recorded in scripture are, however, different: they are those of Israel in taking Possession of Canaan for Jehovah as the Lord's host, and in maintaining their position in His land, for which they had divine instruction
Purchase - ) That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; Possession; acquisition
Divide - 18:5), a spiritual “possession” or blessing ( Phenicia - They formerly had Possession of some cities in Libanus: and sometimes the Greek authors comprehend all Judea under the name of Phenicia
Partridge - So he that broods over his ill-gotten gains will often find them unproductive; or, if he leaves them, as a bird occasionally driven from her nest, may be despoiled of their Possession
Joshua - Joshua led Israel over the Jordan, and took Possession of the promised land; he conquered the Canaanites, and then distributed the country among the tribes
Recover - To regain a former state by liberation from capture or Possession
Dominion - Lordship, or the Possession and exercise of the power to rule
Chaldeans - About one hundred years later we find the Chaldeans in Possession of the kingdom of Babylon
Jezebel - When Ahab longed for the vineyard which Naboth refused to sell, Jezebel caused Naboth to be falsely accused and stoned to death, and then told her husband to go and take Possession
ma'ry Magdalene - " Of Mary it is said specially that "seven devils went out of her," and the number indicates a Possession of more than ordinary malignity
Plains - " (Daniel 3:1 ) ...
Ha shefelah the invariable designation of the depressed, flat or gently-undulating region which intervened between the highlands of Judah and the Mediterranean, and was commonly in Possession of the Philistines
Hebron - Not only did he defeat them, but he received their territory as his family Possession (Joshua 14:12-15)
Martinianus, a Martyr at Rome - According to this story, Montanists got temporary Possession of their relics and claimed them as belonging to their sect
Primianus, Donatist Bishop of Carthage - Further, that he was guilty of various acts of an arbitrary and violent kind, superseding bishops, excommunicating and condemning clergymen without sufficient cause, closing his church doors against the people and the imperial officers, and taking Possession of buildings to which he had no right
Kinsman - To answer this enquiry it should be observed, that the right of redemption belonged to this kinsman, for thus the law enjoined: "If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his Possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. Now as Jesus's poor brother, our whole nature was waxen poor, and had by sin and rebellion sold away some of our Possession, and had both brought our souls into captivity and mortgaged our inheritance, to him alone belonged the right of redemption for both; and Jesus hath fully and completely redeemed both
Fellowship - ...
Sharing in a common Possession...
As Christians jointly participate in Christ, so this fellowship binds them together (Acts 2:42). There is therefore a sense in which they have fellowship with one another, but again this fellowship is usually in someone or something that they have as a common Possession (Philippians 1:7; Hebrews 3:14; 2 Peter 1:4)
Devil - Possession with or by a demon or demons is distinctly asserted by Luke (Luke 6:17-18), who as a "physician" was able to distinguish between the phenomena of disease and those of demoniac Possession. At our Lord's advent as Prince of Light, Satan as prince of darkness, whose ordinary operation is on men's minds by invisible temptation, rushed into open conflict with His kingdom and took Possession of men's bodies also. Sensual habits predisposed to demoniac Possession. Demoniac Possession gradually died away as Christ's kingdom progressed in the first centuries of the church
Salvation Save Saviour - Christians are spoken of as those who have been saved, and who are in Possession of a salvation which they can use or neglect: ‘By grace have ye been saved,’ ‘By grace have ye been saved through faith’ (Ephesians 2:5; Ephesians 2:8); ‘According to his mercy he saved us’ (Titus 3:5); ‘How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?’ (Hebrews 2:3). The same three aspects-a past gift, a present Possession, a future inheritance-are to be traced also in regard to eternal life, redemption, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the Kingdom of Heaven, phrases which afford different expressions of the idea of salvation. In the Fourth Gospel eternal life is the present Possession of the believer (John 3:36, John 5:24, John 6:47, John 6:54, John 12:50, John 17:2). But the present Possession is also a step towards future attainment. ’ In the Epistles redemption denotes a past work in Romans 3:24, Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:15, 1 Peter 1:18; a present Possession in 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14; a future gift in Romans 8:23, Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 4:30. It is a present Possession in 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 2:18. In regard to the salvation thus represented in the NT as an abiding and growing Possession the following points may be noticed
Land - "...
The nuance “property” or “possession” comes more clearly to the fore in passages such as Possession and under His command ( Possession or inheritance of a tribe
Shoe - ...
In the expression ‘upon [3] Edom will I cast my shoe’ (Psalms 60:8 ; Psalms 108:9 ) many authorities find a reference to an extension of this shoe symbolism, the actual taking Possession of the property being symbolized by throwing a shoe over or upon it
Castile - Sancho the Great of Navarre took Possession of Castile on the death of Sancho Garcia's son, and his son Ferdinand I united Leon and Castile which were later separated and reunited under Alfonso VI whose daughter Urraca became first queen
Firstfruits - Not only were the Israelites to be mindful that the land of Canaan was the Lord's Possession and that they had only the rights of tenants (Leviticus 25:23 ), but they were also to be aware that the fertility of Canaan's soil was not due to one of the Baals but rather to the Lord's gift of grace
Tooth - It was also a sign of evil Possession (Mark 9:18), and a manifestation of malignant hatred (Acts 7:54)
Fifth Monarchy Men - In Wood-street they repelled the trained bands, and some of the horse guards; but Venner himself was knocked down, and some of his company slain; from hence the remainder retreated to Cripplegate, and took Possession of a house, which they threatened to defend with a desperate resolution; but nobody appearing to countenance their frenzy, they surrendered after they had lost about half their number
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
Forehead - "In the forehead for Possession, in the hand for work and service
Zebulun - ...
This tribe, like others, did not drive out all the old inhabitants from their Possession, but made them tributary
Rent - ) To grant the Possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it
Of - ) Denoting Possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven
Chariots of War - The tribe of Judah could not get Possession of all the lands of their lot, because the ancient inhabitants of the country were strong in chariots of iron
Abominable - Now Josephus mentions a profanation by the Zealots who had got Possession of the temple; and to this or some similar deed our Lord, we may suppose, referred
Abomination - Now Josephus mentions a profanation by the Zealots who had got Possession of the temple; and to this or some similar deed our Lord, we may suppose, referred
Sidon - Upon the division of Canaan among the tribes by Joshua, Great Zidon fell to the lot of Asher, Joshua 11:8 19:28 ; but that tribe never succeeded in obtaining Possession, Judges 1:31 3:3 10:12
ga'za - ( Joshua 10:41 ; 11:22 ; 13:3 ) It was assigned to the tribe of Judah, (Joshua 15:47 ) and that tribe did obtain Possession of it, (Judges 1:18 ) but did not hold it long, (Judges 3:3 ; 13:1 ) and apparently it continued through the time of Samuel, Saul and David to be a Philistine city
Heir - The NT usage may be analyzed as under: "(a) the person to whom property is to pass on the death of the owner, Matthew 21:38 ; Mark 12:7 ; Luke 20:14 ; Galatians 4:1 ; (b) one to whom something has been assigned by God, on Possession of which, however, he has not yet entered, as Abraham, Romans 4:13,14 ; Hebrews 6:17 ; Christ, Hebrews 1:2 ; the poor saints, James 2:5 ; (c) believers, inasmuch as they share in the new order of things to be ushered in at the return of Christ, Romans 8:17 ; Galatians 3:29 ; 4:7 ; Titus 3:7 ; (d) one who receives something other than by merit, as Noah, Hebrews 11:7
Marinus, a Military Martyr - 620, on "Die Toleranzedicte des Kaisers Gallienus," suggests that Marinus could not legally have suffered under Gallienus, who had already issued his edict of toleration, but that it must have taken place by command of Macrianus, who had revolted from Gallienus and taken Possession of Egypt, Palestine, and the East, and was, as we learn from Eus
Photinus, a Galatian - He remained in Possession till 351, when a second council having assembled there by order of the emperor, then present in person, he was taken in hand by Basil, the successor of his master at Ancyra, and having been signally refuted by him in a formal dispute, was put out of his see forthwith
Profit - ...
This weighing of advantages and gain finds its full force in Christ’s doctrine of the supreme good of the Kingdom of God, the one secure treasure of unspeakable value, for the Possession of which all other treasures may well be given in exchange (Matthew 13:44-46)
Zebulun - ...
This tribe, like others, did not drive out all the old inhabitants from their Possession, but made them tributary
Abel - Cain means "possession"; for Eve said at his birth, "I have gotten as a Possession a man from Jehovah," or as the Hebrew (eth ) may mean, "with the help of Jehovah"; she inferring the commencement of the fulfillment of the promise of the Redeemer (Genesis 3:15) herein
Take - ) To obtain Possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; - said of a disease, misfortune, or the like. ) In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or Possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey
Joseph the Son of Jacob - ...
God had promised Canaan to Abraham and his descendants, but those descendants would be able to take Possession of it only when they had sufficient numbers to do so. Although, after Joseph’s death, they suffered a period of slavery, in due course they left Egypt and took Possession of Canaan (cf
sa'Tan - They are mostly spoken of in Scripture in reference to Possession; but in (Ephesians 6:12 ) find them sharing the enmity to God and are ascribed in various lights. It may be summed up in two words --temptation and Possession. On the subject of Possession, see DEMONIACS
Agrippa - To this he added that of Lysanias; and Agrippa returned very soon into Judea, to take Possession of his new kingdom. 41, Agrippa, who was then at Rome, contributed much by his advice to maintain Claudius in Possession of the imperial dignity, to which he had been advanced by the army. 53; when, Claudius taking from him the kingdom of Chalcis, gave him the provinces of Gaulonitis, Trachonitis, Batanaea, Paneas, and Abylene, which formerly had been in the Possession of Lysanias
Immortality - (Latin: in, not; mortalis, mortal) ...
Ordinarily understood as the doctrine that the human soul will survive after separation from the body, continuing in the perpetual Possession of an endless conscious existence
Raca - the supreme Jewish Court, the Sanhedrin) in Matthew 5:22 , implying its Possession of the power of life and death, is especially difficult
Gad - 740; and the Ammonites took Possession of the territory of Gad
Pluck - There would be some reason for such an inference had the pronoun "ye" been stressed; but the stress is on the word "eyes;" their devotion prompted a readiness to part with their most treasured Possession on his behalf
Bashan-Havoth-Jair - The words "unto this day" do not imply a long interval between the naming and the time of Moses' address, but mark the wonderful change due to God's gift, that the giant Og's 60 fenced cities are now become Havoth Jair! In the time of the judges, 30 were in Possession of the judge Jair (Judges 10:4), so that the old name, Havoth Jair, was revived
Megiddo - Though nominally belonging to Manasseh ( Joshua 17:12 ; Joshua 17:18 , Judges 1:27-28 ), the Canaanites remained in Possession
Alsace-Lorraine - Parts of Alsace were ceded to France in 1648, and by the Treaty of Ryswick, 1697, French Possession was confirmed; Lorraine was formally united to France in 1766
Carry - ) To get Possession of by force; to capture
Cain - A Possession; a spear
Treasure - They were His valued Possession
Genealogies - In the future Possession of the land there will be the twelve tribes, and some of each of the twelve will be sealed for blessing
Joy - A delight of the mind arising from the consideration of a present for assured approaching Possession of a future good. When it is moderate, it is called gladness; when raised on a sudden to the highest degree, it is then exultation or transport; when we limit our desires by our Possessions, it is contentment; when our desires are raised high, and yet accomplished, this is called satisfaction; when our joy is derived from some comical occasion or amusement, it is mirth; if it arise from considerable opposition that is vanquished in the pursuit of the good we desire, it is then called triumph; when joy has so long possessed the mind that it is settled into a temper, we call it cheerfulness; when we rejoice upon the account of any good which others obtain, it may be called sympathy or congratulation
Begging - The brother waxen poor was to be relieved by the nearest of kin; and when he had sold his Possession, this brother, born for adversity, was to redeem it
Clothe - The English versions render it variously: “came upon” (KJV, NASB, JB); “took Possession of” (NEB, RSV); “took control (TEV); wrapped round” (Knox)
Mephib'Osheth - In consequence of the story of Ziba, he was rewarded by the Possessions of his master. That he did not entirely reverse his decision, but allowed Ziba to retain Possession of half the lands of Mephibosheth, is probably due partly to weariness at the whole transaction, but mainly to the conciliatory frame of mind in which he was at that moment
Gaza or Azzah - Judah seems to have held Possession of it for a while; but in the time of the judges it was independent, and one of the five chief cities of the Philistines, Judges 1:18 3:3 13:1 16:1-31
Seal, Sealing - The seal was a token of Possession and of careful preservation, Deuteronomy 32:34 Job 9:7 14:17
Merlinus - Merddin is now represented as a Christian, and said to be buried in Bardsey, the island of the Welsh saints; but much of his career is passed in Cornwall, which was long under the same dynasty as South Wales, even after the English got Possession of the coast at Bristol, and broke the connexion by land between the two districts
Exorcism - In its most decided form this is Possession (q. 3 He could compel a spirit to come out of a person or thing into which it had entered; with the result, if the spirit was an evil one, that the baneful consequences of Possession immediately ceased. The word here employed is used in the papyri thus: ‘I am being harshly treated in prison, perishing with hunger,’ and indicates the physical suffering arising from Possession (Moulton and Milligan, loc. ...
When the Christian missionaries penetrated into the Roman Empire, they met the victims of Possession, and had to deal with them. The effort proved more than futile, for the recitation of the formula, instead of bringing Jesus into such effective touch with the man that the evil spirit had to yield Possession to Him, roused the spirit to stir into activity that abnormal muscular strength often possessed by those mentally deranged (cf. Alexander, Demonic Possession in the NT, 1902; H
Immortality - ...
Second Corinthians 5:1-10 affirms that the future, eternal, heavenly "house" is the present Possession of believers ("we have, " v. Similarly, Philippians 1:20-21 asserts that through the believer's union with Christ the future (immortal) life is a present Possession. Indeed, Paul assumes that immortality as a permanent, incorruptible, never-ending state and life not only await the Christian after death but is actually the present Possession of the believer
Naphtali, Tribe of - ...
The Possession assigned to this tribe is set forth in Joshua 19:32-39
Blessedness - Matthew 25:34 , Mark 10:17 ; Mark 10:23 , John 3:3-5 ; John 4:14 ), and both are described as a present Possession ( Luke 17:20-21 , John 3:36 )
Earnest - ’ The word signifies, not merely a pledge, but also a part of the Possession. The present Possessions of Christian believers imparted by the Spirit are both pledge and foretaste of the future bliss that awaits them
Og - ...
Either the Ammonites, like the Bedouin, followed in the wake of Israel's armies as pillagers, and so got Possession of it; or Israel sent it to Ammon as a pledge of their having no hostile intentions, the Lord having forbidden them to disturb Ammon, and as a visible token of Israel's power in having overcome such mighty kings as Sihon and Og
Family (Jewish) - ...
The wife, as being legally the purchased Possession of her husband, was under his law,—the bĕʽûlâh to her baʽal, or rightful possessor
Use - ) The premium paid for the Possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury
Chamber - " (Isaiah 26:20-21) What a gracious acknowledgment is this, on the Lord's part, of being his people, when, from having taken our nature, Jesus claims the church for his own, and leads her, as the husband the wife, into his chambers, unveils all his glories to her, and gives her interest, and right, and Possession, of himself, and all that belongs to him, as the great Head and Mediator of his body, the church, "the fulness of Him that filleth all in all
Golgotha - Golgotha's mount opened the perspective of the New Jerusalem, and gave to the eye of faith not only clear and distinct prospects of the certainty of the place, but also as clear and distinct assurances of the believer's right and interest by Jesus to the Possession of it
Ahab - ...
Ahab coveted the vineyard of Naboth, but on his refusal to part with the inheritance given by God to his fathers, Jezebel caused his death and bade Ahab take Possession of the vineyard
Take, Handle - ...
'Âchaz (אָחַז, Strong's #270), “to seize, grasp, take hold, take Possession
a'Hab - Desiring to add to his pleasure-grounds at Jezreel the vineyard of his neighbor Naboth, he proposed to buy it or give land in exchange for it; and when this was refused by Naboth in accordance with the Levitical law, (Leviticus 25:23 ) a false accusation of blasphemy was brought against him, and he was murdered, and Ahab took Possession of the coveted fields
Saint Louis, Missouri, City of - As a result of the opposition confronting Bishop Du Bourg of Louisiana after his consecration, he moved his residence to Saint Louis in 1818, and took Possession of the poor wooden structure which served as pro-cathedral
Dan - In the "security" and "quiet," (Judges 18:7,10 ) of their rich northern Possession the Danites enjoyed the leisure and repose which had been denied them in their original seat
Gid'Eon - (1 Samuel 12:11 ; Psalm 83:11 ; Isaiah 9:4 ; 10:26 ; Hebrews 11:32 ) After this there was a peace of forty years, and we see Gideon in peaceful Possession of his well-earned honors, and surrounded by the dignity of a numerous household
Judas Iscariot - Satan afterwards, as the Adversary, took Possession of him to insure the success of the betrayal
Possession (2) - POSSESSION
Disease - (Concerning the connection between demon Possession and certain diseases see UNCLEAN SPIRITS
Hand - Since a person takes Possession of objects with the hand, the Biblical writers adapted “hand” to mean Possession
Substance - The former is better rendered ‘possession’ (Revised Version ), as in the passage, ‘Ye have in heaven a better Possession (ὕπαρξιν) and an abiding’ (Hebrews 10:34; cf
Get - To procure to obtain to gain Possession of, by almost any means. Get differs from acquire, as it does not always express permanence of Possession, which is the appropriate sense of acquire
Strength - 24:17-18, where Balaam prophesied the destruction of Moab and Edom at the hands of Israel: “And Edom shall be a Possession, Seir also shall be a Possession for his enemies; and lsrael shall do valiantly” (v. 31:9 chel'âh includes all the Possessions of the Midianites except the women, children, cattle, and flocks
Joshua - He was about the age of eighty-four when he received the divine command to pass over Jordan, and take Possession of the promised land, Joshua 1:1-2 . Having accomplished that arduous enterprise, and settled the chosen tribes in the peaceable Possession of their inheritance, he retired to Shechem, or, according to some Greek copies, to Shiloh; where he assembled the elders of Israel, the heads of families, the judges and other officers; and, presenting themselves before God, he recapitulated the conduct of Divine Providence toward them, from the days of Abraham to that moment; recounted the miraculous and gracious dispensations of God toward their fathers and themselves; reminded them of their present enviable lot, and concluded his solemn address with an exhortation in these emphatic words: "Now, therefore, fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord," Joshua 24
Brother - —When the law enjoined tenderness, and the relief to the brother waxen poor, here we behold the law of JEHOVAH, and Jesus the law fulfiller blessedly obeying it among his brethren, "If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his Possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. " (Leviticus 25:25-35)...
Who is the brother waxen poor, having fallen into decay, and sold away some of his Possession, but our poor ruined nature; ruined by the fall, and by sin, having sold away our Possession? And who is the brother to whom the precept is given, and by whom it hath been fulfilled, and is fulfilling, but the Lord Jesus Christ? Who but him could redeem our mortgaged inheritance? Who but him had a right so to do, as the nearest of all kin, and the most compassionate of all relations? And do observe in those gracious precepts how blessedly provision is made, in this almighty Brother's obedience to this precept, for all the relations of Jesus, both Jew and Gentile; "Yea, (saith the command of JEHOVAH,) though he be a stranger, or a sojourner, that he may live with thee. He must redeem, yea, he hath in every individual instance of his people redeemed their lost Possession
Islands, Philippine - At the time of the United States occupation of the Islands the Washington administration took over many of the large parcels of land that had come into the Possession of the Friars there, paying them a handsome indemnity
Renew, Renewing - 1, used in Hebrews 6:6 , of the imposibility of "renewing" to repentance those Jews who professedly adhered to the Christian faith, if, after their experiences of it (not actual Possession of its regenerating effects), they apostatized into their former Judaism
Syria, Syrian - For many years his successors contended with the Ptolemies for the Possession of Palestine
Gentiles - ...
With all the superiority of the gentile great world kingdoms, in military prowess, commerce, luxury, and the fine arts, Israel stood on an immense moral elevation above them, in the one point, nearness to God, and Possession of His revealed will and word (Exodus 19:5-6; Psalms 147:19-20; Psalms 148:14; Romans 3:1-2)
Hedge - —The hedge is a detail in the outfit of a vineyard, one of many other properties (Matthew 21:33 ||) in such a Possession
Happiness - It consists in the exercise or activity of man's highest faculties, the intellect and the will, in the contemplation and Possession of the one object of infinite worth, God, and inconsequent felicity of the lower powers so that the whole of man's complex nature may enjoy perfect beatitude
Fire (Kindle) - When the Lord JESUS takes Possession of a person's soul, then trouble begins
Tower - Now then as David here typified Christ driving out the strong man armed, who possessed the Lord's Zion not by right, but by deceit; so when the church was put in Possession by her conquering Lord, her neck, by which may be considered all her members united to the head, even the Lord Jesus, becomes like a tower, impregnable, and which Christ, the true David, builded for an armoury (for it is Christ that builds all, and supports and gives life and strength, to all)
Hand - ) Personal Possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; - usually in the plural
Naphtali - ...
Their Possession, which was mountainous and fertile, was in the north with the upper Jordan on the east and Asher in the west
Ahab - The unscrupulous Jezebel then put him in Possession of the coveted plot of ground by the judicial murder of Naboth; and Ahab went to view it, but was met by Elijah, who denounced on him a fearful judgment
Redeem - To repurchase what has been sold to regain Possession of a thing alienated, by repaying the value of it to the possessor
Peraea - Later, the Jews resumed Possession and control
Joshua - ...
The principal work of Joshua was to lead the Israelites into the land of promise, not on the ground of their righteousness, but of the promises made to the fathers; the subjugation of the former inhabitants, and dividing the land as a Possession for the twelve tribes, and these things are recorded in the BOOK OF JOSHUA
Firstborn - From that time on, the firstborn of all Israelite families, and the firstborn of their flocks and herds, became God’s special Possession (Exodus 13:2)
Justinus - It is the knowledge of this Good Being which alone deserves the name, and it is from the Possession of it that these heretics claimed the title of Gnostics
Joppa - From that time, with but few interruptions, Joppa remained in the Possession of the Jews for more than two centuries. ...
No city was more completely judaized than this late Possession
Olives - They had to purchase permission of the Turks; but, had it not been in the Possession of the Turks, they would have had to purchase it from the more mercenary and not less merciless Romans or Greeks. "It is truly a curious and interesting fact," adds the learned traveller, "that, during a period of little more than two thousand years, Hebrews, Assyrians, Romans, Moslems, and Christians, have been successively in Possession of the rocky mountains of Palestine; yet, the olive still vindicates its paternal soil, and is found, at this day, upon the same spot which was called by the Hebrew writers Mount Olivet and the Mount of Olives, eleven centuries before the Christian era," 2 Samuel 15:30 ; Zechariah 14:4
Inherit, Inheritance - The verb is used of the following objects: ...
"(a) birthright, that into the Possession of which one enters in virtue of sonship, not because of a price paid or of a task accomplished, Galatians 4:30 ; Hebrews 1:4 ; 12:17 : ...
(b) that which is received as a gift, in contrast with that which is received as the reward of law-keeping, Hebrews 1:14 ; 6:12 ('through,' i. , that into Possession of which the heir enters only on the death of an ancestor. The NT usage may be set out as follows: (a) that property in real estate which in ordinary course passes from father to son on the death of the former, Matthew 21:38 ; Mark 12:7 ; Luke 12:13 ; 20:14 ; (b) a portion of an estate made the substance of a gift, Acts 7:5 ; Galatians 3:18 , which also is to be included under (c); (c) the prospective condition and Possessions of the believer in the new order of things to be ushered in at the return of Christ, Acts 20:32 ; Ephesians 1:14 ; 5:5 ; Colossians 3:24 ; Hebrews 9:15 ; 1 Peter 1:4 ; (d) what the believer will be to God in that age, Ephesians 1:18
Joshua, the Book of - Joshua was directed to divide land not yet in Israel's actual Possession (Joshua 13:1-14;Joshua 13:5). ...
The slackness of Israel to extirpate the accursed Canaanites was also a cause of non-immediate Possession (Joshua 11:16; Joshua 11:23; Joshua 12:7; Joshua 12:10-12; compare Joshua 15:63; Joshua 16:10; Joshua 17:1; Joshua 17:16; Joshua 18:1; Joshua 18:3; Joshua 19:51). ...
In the case of an authoritative record of the allotment of lands, which the book of Joshua is, the immediate successors who appended the account of his death (probably one or more of the elders who took part in Joshua's victories and outlived him: "we," Joshua 5:1; Joshua 5:6; Joshua 24:31; Judges 2:7) would naturally insert the exact state of things then, which in Joshua's time were in a transition state, his allotments not having been taken full Possession of until after his death
Herod - Having met with this unexpected success at Rome, he returned without delay to Judea, and in about three years got Possession of the whole country. He had, however, to fight his way to the throne, which, as we have seen, was in the Possession of Antigonus. Antigonus was taken prisoner and put to death, which opened the way to Herod's quiet Possession of the kingdom. he recovered some portion of self-possession, and employed himself in projects of regal magnificence
Quebec, Canada, City of - Upon the inauguration of British rule tbe Canadians requested the King to maintain the Catholic Hierarchy and permission was given for the consecration of Bishop Briand, in Paris in 1766, but the Recollects and Jesuits were forbidden to receive novices; the latter were left in Possession of their estates, however, until the death of the last priest, when they were confiscated
Ephraim, the Tribe of - At the time of the first census in the wilderness this tribe numbered 40,500 (Numbers 1:32,33 ); forty years later, when about to take Possession of the Promised Land, it numbered only 32,500
Moab - Under Nebuchadnezzar the Moabites acted as the auxiliaries of the Chaldeans, 2 Kings 24:2; Ezekiel 25:8-11; and during the exile they took Possession once more of their ancient territory, vacated by the tribes of Reuben and Gad; as did the Ammonites also
Abomination of Desolation - They had taken Possession of the temple, and having made a profane country fellow, Phannias, their high priest, they made a mock of the sacred rites of the law
Canaanitish - A Canaanite, signifying properly ‘dweller in the lowland,’ is used in a wider or a narrower meaning in the OT, Canaan being a name applied either to the strip of seacoast from Gaza to Sidon, or, more loosely, to the whole Possession of Israel, or that part which lay west of Jordan (Genesis 10:19; cf
There is - Possession is sometimes indicated by yêsh plus the preposition le: “And Esau said, I have enough, my brother …” ( Sidon - But it again somewhat revived, and has ever since been in the Possession of the Ottoman Turks
Hosea - However, the elders of the land seem to have taken the government into their hands; for Hoshea was not in Possession of the kingdom till nine years after, 2 Kings 15:30 ; 2 Kings 17:1
Ishmaelites - From thence we may well imagine, that they spread themselves on both sides so far as to have taken Possession of the greatest part of Arabia; and, indeed, Josephus does not scruple to style their progenitor the founder of the Arabian nation
Land - 2, in form, but not in meaning, is translated "land" in the sense of property, in Acts 4:34 ; 5:3,8 ; 28:7 , RV, "lands" (AV, "possessions"). 4, PLACE, Possession
Bee - However widely scattered, or far remote from the scene of action, they should hear his voice, and with as much promptitude as the bee that has been taught to recognise the signal of its owner and obey his call, they should assemble their forces; and although weak and insignificant as a swarm of bees, in the estimation of a proud and infatuated people, they should come, with irresistible might, and take Possession of the rich and beautiful region which had been abandoned by its terrified inhabitants
Judas - But when he learned the result, a terrible remorse took Possession of him; not succeeding in undoing his fatal work with the priests, he cast down before them the price of blood, crossed the gloomy valley of Hinnom, and hung himself, Matthew 27:3-10
Solomon - His unquestioned dominion extended from the Euphrates to the "river of Egypt;" Palmyra in the desert and Eziongeber on the Red Sea were in his Possession
Catch - 1, "to snatch, to seize, to keep a firm grip of," is used only by Luke, and translated "caught" in the AV of Luke 8:29 , of demon-possession; in Acts 6:12 , of the act of the elders and scribes in seizing Stephen, RV, more suitably, "seized
Adoption - New birth shows that God gives life to those who are spiritually dead; adoption shows that God makes believers his special Possession and gives them the full status of mature adult sons (Romans 8:15; Galatians 3:23-26; Galatians 4:1-7; Ephesians 1:5; 1 John 3:1)
Petrus, Bishop of Apamea - Peter was accused of having taken forcible Possession of his see, in violation of all ecclesiastical order, not having received canonical ordination either as monk or presbyter (Labbe, v
Deliver - The first is in a nontheological sense signifying "deliver over" or "give over into the Possession or power of another. Traditions and doctrine are also "delivered" to others (Mark 7:13 ; Acts 6:14 ; Romans 6:17 ; 1Col 11:2) with the idea that those who receive them will take Possession of them as valuable commodities
Canaan, Land of - These limits of Abraham's promised Possession are on the S. In Numbers 34:9-11 the north border is also given, and though some of the places cannot be traced, it is yet clear that the border did not extend as far as was possessed under Solomon, who anticipated for the moment the Possession which will yet be inherited by Israel under Christ
Keep - To hold to retain in one's power or Possession not to lose or part with as, to keep a house or a farm to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart. keep out, to hinder from entering or taking Possession
Miltiades, Bishop of Rome - To Miltiades the Possessions of the Christians at Rome, including the cemeteries, were at length restored by Maxentius: "Melchiades was recorded to have sent deacons with letters from the emperor Maxentius and from the prefect of the Praetorium to the prefect of the city, that they might recover Possession of what had been taken away in the time of persecution, and which the aforesaid emperor had ordered to be restored" (Augustine, Brevic. But it is not known with any certainty when the popes came into permanent Possession of the Lateran
Physician (2) - ), Possession (Matthew 8:28 ff. ); (g) accompaniments: a word (Matthew 8:8; Matthew 8:13; Matthew 12:13), never otherwise in the case of Possession (Matthew 8:16; Matthew 8:31), a touch (Matthew 8:3, Matthew 9:18; Matthew 9:25; Matthew 9:29, Mark 5:28; Mark 6:56), a symbolic action (Mark 7:33, John 9:6 f
Property (2) - —Under this title two questions arise: (1) Is the Possession of private property right according to the principles of the teaching and example of Jesus? (2) In what ways is a follower of Jesus to acquire and to use his property? These questions touch one another when it is suggested that a Christian should give away all his property and not seek to gain any more. They may, however, be kept distinct, and the second discussed on the assumption that the Possession of private property is justifiable. A very large section of a man’s interest is connected with his Possessions. ...
An analysis of the teaching and example of Jesus brings out quite clearly that the denial of a right to the Possession of private property cannot be extracted from them. But their full force can be realized in connexion with the common effect of riches upon character, and they do not involve any condemnation of the Possession of private property. ...
We must therefore set over against the words of Jesus in which He seems to condemn the Possession of riches, facts and sayings which forbid any communistic conclusion being drawn from them. This argument cannot be pressed too far, but still such illustrations would be practically impossible to one who held that the Possession of private property, with the power it gives over others, is wrong. On the assumption, then, that Jesus does not condemn the Possession of private property, it remains to discuss the place which property is to hold in the life of a Christian, and the use which he is to make of what he owns. This renunciation of wealth is a general command holding for all who would be followers of Jesus, but it receives special emphasis in regard to the rich from the way in which the young ruler who had great Possessions was dealt with. ...
Apart from the general use which a follower of Jesus is to make of all his property, which is to be determined in relation to his own spiritual welfare and that of others, he is called upon also to give (alienate) a portion of his Possessions to the poor and to the support of religion. He does not commend any definite portion of a man’s Possessions as that which he should devote to religious objects
Joshua, Book of - So the Christian must make his calling and election sure, entering into the Possession of his heavenly privileges. A Gentile gets a place in the promised Possession by faith. There were minor conquests in taking Possession, and mention is made of Balaam the soothsayer being slain: God's judgement had reached the wicked man. The tabernacle was set up at Shiloh, which was fairly central, 32 3' N, and the allotment of the Possessions of the tribes was made in Shiloh before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. The warriors of the two and a half tribes, who had crossed the Jordan to aid in the conquest of the land on the west, were dismissed to their Possessions on the east of Jordan, with the blessing of Joshua
Edom - They took part with the Chaldeans when Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem, and afterwards they invaded and held Possession of the south of Palestine as far as Hebron
Indiana - He returned there for a time from Kaskaskia and other missions in 1764, to reestablish the church after the loss of the French Possessions to the English, and had special permission to continue his labors after the expulsion of the Jesuits. It was through the influence of this "patriot priest of the West" that Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes were won to the side of George Rogers Clark in the contest between the British and the Americans for the Possession of the,Northwest Territory
Carnutum - Burned by the Normans, 858, conquered by the English, 1417, and recovered, 1432, the Protestants unsuccessfully attacked it, 1568; in 1591Henry IV took Possession of the city and was crowned in the cathedral, 1594; and in 1870 the Germans entered, holding the town throughout the campaign
Chartres, France - Burned by the Normans, 858, conquered by the English, 1417, and recovered, 1432, the Protestants unsuccessfully attacked it, 1568; in 1591Henry IV took Possession of the city and was crowned in the cathedral, 1594; and in 1870 the Germans entered, holding the town throughout the campaign
Hebron - It retained this name till it came into the Possession of Caleb, when the Israelites restored the original name Hebron" (Keil, Com
Esdraelon - Jezebel arranged Naboth's murder so Ahab could take Possession of the vineyard (1 Kings 21:5-16 )
Ptolemies - ...
During the reign of Ptolemy II, the first of five wars with the Seleucids over Possession of Palestine broke out
Trance - The third stage which he mentions embraces those instanced in the NT as cases of demoniacal Possession
Carchemish - ...
The most important battle at Carchemish, however, was not fought over Possession of the city
Ethiopia - 730, when a certain Pankhi, reigning at Napata and already in Possession of the Egyptian Thebaid, added most of Middle Egypt to his dominions and exacted homage from the princes of the Delta
Present - in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or Possession; to deliver; to make over
Enter - ) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual Possession of them
Den - 24) writes: ‘The Temple ought to be common to all men, because He is the common God of all’; but, far from its being thus, it had become the Possession of a few
Autricum - Burned by the Normans, 858, conquered by the English, 1417, and recovered, 1432, the Protestants unsuccessfully attacked it, 1568; in 1591Henry IV took Possession of the city and was crowned in the cathedral, 1594; and in 1870 the Germans entered, holding the town throughout the campaign
Round - ) Land; estate; Possession; field; esp
Consume - ” In other words, His arrows will “vanish” from His Possession
Testament - The property or estate of the father fell, after his decease, into the Possession of his sons, who divided it among themselves equally, with this exception, that the eldest son had two portions
Redemption - ' Ephesians 1:14 embraces both thoughts: "the redemption of the purchased Possession
Lunatics - It has been the fashion to decry and ridicule the doctrine of demoniacal Possessions, and to represent the patients merely as lunatics or madmen. And some think that this is countenanced by the calumny of the unbelieving Jews concerning Christ, "He hath a demon, and is mad," John 10:20 ; both Possession and madness often producing the same symptoms of convulsions, paralysis, &c, Matthew 17:15-18 . That a real dispossession took place, seems to follow from the number of these impure inmates
Round - ) Land; estate; Possession; field; esp
Enter - ) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual Possession of them
Aaron - The Jewish priesthood began in the family of Aaron and remained in its Possession, though not uninterruptedly, in the line of Eleazar; it passed into the family of Ithamar, the brother of Eleazar, in the person of Eli; but, in consequence of the wickedness of Ell's sons, God declared that it should be taken from his family, 1 Samuel 2:30, and this prophecy was fulfilled in the time of Solomon, who took the priesthood from Abiathar and restored it to Zadok, of the line of Eleazar
Sin - Its entrance into the world, and infection of the whole human race, its nature, forms, and effects, and its fatal Possession of every unregenerate soul, are fully described in the Bible, Genesis 6:5 Psalm 51:5 Matthew 15:19 Romans 5:12 James 1:14,15
Tadmor or Tamar - When the Saracens triumphed in the East, they acquired Possession of this city, and restored its ancient name
People of God - The condition of the covenant was obedience; the promise was that “you shall be my treasured Possession out of all the peoples
Canaanites - They were not, however, entirely driven out of their Possessions, Judges 3:3 2 Samuel 24:7 1 Kings 9:20 . This last tract the Israelites took Possession of after their victory over Sihon
Edom - After Possession by the Romans, under the withering influence of Islamic rule the district came to ruin
Joram, Jehoram - He was punished by the Philistines and Arabians taking Possession of his treasures, and carrying his wives and children into captivity
Energy - But the living faith enjoined by Jesus and practised in the planting of Christianity procured an immediate Possession of surprising power. Exorcists and magicians were abashed; and demonic Possession, still a plague of the East, disappeared before the advancing standards of the new faith
Covetousness - ...
To the mind of Jesus what stands condemned is, characteristically, the Possession of a certain spirit—the spirit of grasping selfishness. The man with the great Possessions (Luke 12:16-21), who attracted Jesus, had yet one luxury to discover—that of doing good, giving to the poor, and so coveting wealth of the right kind. The point which Jesus presses is the falsity of the vulgar notion that it is ‘possessions’ which make life worth living. Devotion to the outward is, in His gospel, vanity; the loving and discerning soul has God for its Possession, and from sheer sympathy of heart joys in His work amongst men
Gad (1) - Companionship in arms and hardships in the wilderness naturally led them to desire neighborhood in their Possessions; also similarity of pursuits in tending flocks and herds led Gad to alliance with Reuben. of Jordan for their Possession (Numbers 32), as suited for their "multitude of cattle," but accompanied the nine tribes and a half across Jordan to war with the Canaanites; and only after their conquest and the apportionment of the whole land to their brethren "at the doorway of the tabernacle of the congregation in Shiloh, before Jehovah" (Joshua 19:51; 1618837896_82), were they dismissed "to their tents (for still they led a half nomadic life) and the land of their Possession. In the official record in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and Jeroboam king of Israel, Gad had extended its Possessions to Salcah in Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:11; 1 Chronicles 5:16-17), E
Hand - To fill one's hands, is to take Possession of the priesthood, to perform the functions of that office; because in this ceremony, those parts of the victim which were to be offered, were put into the hand of the newly created priest, Judges 17:5 ; Judges 17:12 ; 1 Kings 13:33 . The Son of God is often represented as sitting at the right hand of his heavenly Father: "The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand," Psalms 110:1 ; thou hast done thy work upon earth, now take Possession of that sovereign kingdom and glory which by right belongeth unto thee; do thou rule with authority and honour, as thou art Mediator
Sinaiticus Codex - " This precious fragment, after some negotiations, he obtained Possession of, and conveyed it to the Emperor Alexander, who fully appreciated its importance, and caused it to be published as nearly as possible in facsimile, so as to exhibit correctly the ancient handwriting
Donatists - ...
This sect revived and multiplied under the protection of the Vandals, who invaded Africa in 427, and took Possession of this province: but it sunk again under new severities, when their empire was overturned, in 534
Wealth - In these passages of the Synoptic Gospels and of the Pastoral Epistles we have, then, no condemnation of the wealthy, or of wealth as intrinsically evil, but warnings against the great dangers that attend its Possession
Kenites - In Genesis 15:19 the Kenites are mentioned among the ten nations whose land was to be taken Possession of by Israel; the reference is doubtless to the absorption of the Kenites in Judah
Year of Jubilee - If the seller was either incapable or not desirous of making use of this right of redemption, the property nevertheless returned to his Possession automatically in the next Year of Jubilee
Amorite (the) - (Judges 11:21-22), was specially the "land of the Amorites"; but their Possessions embraced all Gilead and Bashan, to Hermon (Deuteronomy 3:8; Deuteronomy 4:48-49), "the land of the two kings of the Amorites," Sihon and Og (Deuteronomy 31:4). ), they in the next age drove the children of Dan to the mountains, themselves keeping Possession of the plain, as well as mount Heres (Judges 1:34-35); compare also Amos 2:9-10
Gold - Being the most precious of metals, it represents the Possession and influence of wealth
Lust (2) - There is no limit to the iniquity and abandonment to which such evil Possession or corruption may drag the blinded, besotted soul intent upon brutish delights never realized
Jericho - ...
Jericho was allotted to Benjamin, Joshua 18:21 ; but later was taken Possession of by Eglon the king of Moab
Ransom - He hath died for them, washed them in his blood, brought them out of slavery and the shadow of death, and hath broke their bonds asunder, and purchased for them an endless state of happiness, and is gone before to take Possession of it in their name, and will come again to receive them to himself, that where he is there they may be also
Name - In this respect “name” may include property, or an inheritance: “Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a Possession among the brethren of our father” ( Key - ) A position or condition which affords entrance, control, pr Possession, etc
Key - ) A position or condition which affords entrance, control, pr Possession, etc
Let - To lease to grant Possession and use for a compensation as, to let to farm to let an estate for a year to let a room to lodgers often followed by out, as, to let out a farm but the use of out is unnecessary
Isaac - " His life was so quiet and uneventful that it was spent "within the circle of a few miles; so guileless that he let Jacob overreach him rather than disbelieve his assurance; so tender that his mother's death was the poignant sorrow of years; so patient and gentle that peace with his neighbours was dearer than even such a coveted Possession as a well of living water dug by his own men; so grandly obedient that he put his life at his father's disposal; so firm in his reliance on God that his greatest concern through life was to honour the divine promise given to his race
Mysia - ‘The reason is this: strangers who came into the country were soldiers and barbarians; they had no fixed settlement in the country of which they obtained Possession, but were, for the most part, wanderers, expelling others from their territory and being expelled themselves’ (Strabo, XII
Caleb - Caleb conquered them and took Possession of their towns (Joshua 14:6-15; Joshua 15:13-14)
Joy - ...
Joy in a special sense becomes the Possession of believers when by faith they come into union with Jesus Christ (John 15:4; John 15:11)
Gold - Being the most precious of metals, it represents the Possession and influence of wealth
Justina, Empress - She placed her son in his hands, and induced him to undertake the delicate task of going as ambassador to Maximus, to persuade him to be contented with Gratian's provinces and to leave Valentinian in undisturbed Possession of Italy, Africa, and Western Illyricum (St
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For many centuries decadent Egypt claimed Possession of Palestine. The Book of Daniel and those of the Machabees contain many references to the struggle of the Lagidre and the Seleucidre for its Possession
Antiochus - On the murder of his father he came into Possession of practically the entire region of Asia Minor as far east as the provinces beyond Mesopotamia. In the course of these wars he gained Possession of Palestine through the battle of Banias (b
Husbandry - The person who had thus come into Possession could not alienate the property for any longer period than the year of the coming jubilee: a regulation which prevented the rich from coming into Possession of large tracts of land, and then leasing them out in small parcels to the poor: a practice which anciently prevailed, and does to this day, in the east
Egypt in the Bible - ...
For many centuries decadent Egypt claimed Possession of Palestine. The Book of Daniel and those of the Machabees contain many references to the struggle of the Lagidre and the Seleucidre for its Possession
Philistines - Saul did not permanently check their progress, however, as by the end of his reign the whole of the rich plain of Jezreel was in their Possession, including the city of Bethshean at its eastern end ( 1 Samuel 31:10 ). 5) speaks of the Arabians as being in Possession of the coast in the time of Cambyses, that the Philistines had even then been supplanted
Merit - Because of the infinite satisfaction and merits of Christ's works we are now enabled to perform acts wholly pleasing to God; acts to which God has attached supernatural life in the Possession of God in heaven as a reward
Josiah - ), king of Egypt, in an expedition against the king of Assyria, with the view of gaining Possession of Carchemish, sought a passage through the territory of Judah for his army
Joshua - " ...
Joshua has been regarded as a type of Christ (Hebrews 4:8 ) in the following particulars: (1) In the name common to both; (2) Joshua brings the people into the Possession of the Promised Land, as Jesus brings his people to the heavenly Canaan; and (3) as Joshua succeeded Moses, so the Gospel succeeds the Law
Hittites - the Syrian confederation, led probably by the Hittites, arched against Lower Egypt, which they took Possession of, making Zoan their capital
Noah - ...
On leaving the ark Noah's first act was to erect an altar, the first of which there is any mention, and offer the sacrifices of adoring thanks and praise to God, who entered into a covenant with him, the first covenant between God and man, granting him Possession of the earth by a new and special charter, which remains in force to the present time (Genesis 8:21-9:17 )
Sanctification, Sanctify - , it cannot be transferred or imputed, it is an individual Possession, built up, little by little, as the result of obedience to the Word of God, and of following the example of Christ, Matthew 11:29 ; John 13:15 ; Ephesians 4:20 ; Philippians 2:5 , in the power of the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:13 ; Ephesians 3:16
Save, Saving - See OBTAIN , Possession
Socinians - Some of them likewise maintain the sleep of the soul, which, they say, becomes insensible at death, and is raised again with the body at the resurrection, when the good shall be established in the Possession of eternal felicity, while the wicked shall be consigned to a fire that will not torment them eternally, but for a certain duration proportioned to their demerits
Exaltation (2) - So it is a law of the Kingdom of God that life in this world must be sacrificed, if need be, that life eternal may be gained as a permanent Possession
Heredity - Not a philosophical people, the Hebrews start from the obvious fact of the unity of the race in the Possession of common flesh and blood ( Job 14:1 ; Job 15:14 ), the son being begotten after the image of the father ( Genesis 5:3 ; cf
Absalom - The revolt was so successful that David found it necessary to quit Jerusalem and flee to Mahanaim, beyond Jordan; where upon Absalom returned to Jerusalem and took Possession of the throne without opposition
Redeemer - The goel , nearest of kin, had three rights:...
(1) To purchase back the forfeited inheritance for an Israelite who, through poverty, had sold his land; as Boaz ("might in him"; the name of one of the two temple pillars; a type of Christ) did for Ruth (Ruth 4:3-5); or to hold land in Possession for an impoverished kinsman until the year of Jubilee, when it should revert to the original owner (Leviticus 25:10; Leviticus 25:13-16; Leviticus 25:24-28)
Salamis - But after a few years Cyprus was again in the Possession of the Egyptian king, and it was probably during his reign that Jews began to settle in the island, to which a letter is said to have been sent by the Roman Senate on behalf of this people about 139 b
Mary - Having been cured of a demoniacal Possession by our Saviour, she became his follower, Luke 8:2-3
Bethel - ...
Bethel, a royal Canaanite city (Joshua 12:16 ), fell to Benjamin in the division of the land ( Joshua 18:22 ), but he failed to make good his Possession
Master - One who has Possession, and the power of controlling or using at pleasure
Peace: of a Believer - He has not a consolation like a swollen torrent which is dried up under the hot sun of adversity, but peace is his rightful Possession at all times
Captivity - They retained Possession of the land, under many changes and vicissitudes, until their Messiah appeared
Have - To possess to hold in Possession or power
Eusebius Emesenus, Bishop of Emesa - By George's exertions, and the influence of Flaccillus of Antioch and Narcissus of Neronias, the Emesenes were convinced of the groundlessness of their suspicions, and Eusebius obtained quiet Possession
Claudius - He put an end to the dispute which had for some time existed between the Jews of Alexandria and the other freemen of that city, and confirmed the Jews in the Possession of their right of freedom, which they had enjoyed from the beginning, and every where maintained them in the free exercise of their religion
Caleb - These latter particulars having excited a spirit of murmuring among the Israelites, Caleb endeavoured to animate their courage by dwelling upon the fertility of the country, and exhorting them to go boldly and take Possession of it
Dinah - Hamor is the name of the Hivite clan in Possession of the city
Babylonia - Afterwards Babel, Babylon, and Babylonia became its common appellation with which at a later period, Chaldea, or the land of the Chaldeans, was used as synonymous, after this people had got the whole into their Possession
Use - Interest the premium paid for the Possession and employment of borrowed money
Will - To hold an estate at the will of another, is to enjoy the Possession at his pleasure, and be liable to be ousted at any time by the lessor or proprietor
Idolatry - On taking Possession of the land, the Jews were commanded to destroy all traces of every kind of the existing idolatry of the Canaanites (Exodus 23:24,32 ; 34:13 ; Deuteronomy 7:5,25 ; 12:1-3 )
Inheritance - This inheritance is tied up not with material Possessions but with the kingdom of God. If anyone later sold part of the family land, it returned to the Possession of the family in the Year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:13-17; see JUBILEE). ...
Whether concerning land or Possessions in general, the eldest son received double the amount of the other sons
Timotheus Salofaciolus - When Timotheus Aelurus returned in 476 and took Possession of the archbishopric, Salofaciolus was allowed to reside in the monastery of the monks of Tabennesus, situated in a suburb of Alexandria called Canopus (see Le Quien, Or
Worldliness - The outstanding example is, of course, the lust of Possession-covetousness which is ‘idolatry’ (Colossians 3:5), a fruitful source of spiritual disaster (1 Timothy 6:9), a root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10), and incompatible with inheritance in the Kingdom of God (Ephesians 5:5). Successful achievement, the Possession of external wealth, or still more of personal gifts and qualities which are an object of desire and envy to others, produce a feeling and attitude of arrogant superiority towards one’s fellows, and of self-idolatry in relation to God. And here also, the self-satisfaction which is produced by the sense of Possession has its negative counterpart in the no less egotistical discontent and envy which are excited by the consciousness of defect (1 Timothy 6:4, Titus 3:3, 1 John 3:15)
Jerusalem - This name is in the original in the dual form, and means "possession of peace," or "foundation of peace. The Jews, however, took Possession of it, having risen under the leadership of one Bar-Chohaba (i. It remained in their Possession till it passed, in A
Humanity of Christ - But the Epistle to the Hebrews (‘in all points tempted like as we are,’ Hebrews 4:15) sustains the inference which must necessarily follow from the Possession of a human nature, that there were such appeals to the humanity of Jesus. Thus He manifested at every essential point the Possession of an intellect characterized by the same faculties and working by the same laws as our own. John 2:9; John 2:14); but not merely this, for the Possession of humanity itself affords Him a spiritual qualification for His priestly work, in that He shares the lot of men, and learns thereby how to sympathize with them in their temptations and their failures (John 2:17-18, John 4:15-16, John 5:2). Whatever else of deepest truth there may be in it, there is this, that the sinner needs to feel the identification of his Judge with himself by the Possession of a common human nature. ’ It is, further, the interest of believers in Jesus, who, when they understand that Jesus is identified with us by the Possession of our common humanity, feel a new confidence; are stimulated to more frequent prayer; become conscious that He truly draws near to them; regard their varied lot in life, which He has shared, as sanctified thereby; bear with greater equanimity their sorrows, which He also bore; find in Him their pattern of life (see Obedience, § ii
Demoniac - They were the immediate agents in all Possessions; and to expel or restrain them, or to cure the diseases which they were supposed to occasion, was one of the miraculous gifts of the early times. ...
In this controversy, of which we shall attempt to give a short view, it was contended, on the one hand, that the demoniacal cases recorded in the books of the New Testament, were instances of real Possession; and, on the other, that they were merely diseases, set forth under the notion of Possessions, in conformity with the belief which was prevalent at the time. Occasionally, too, say those who contend against the reality of demoniacal Possessions, the language of the sacred books confirms the explanation which has just been given. It is farther argued on this side of the question, that the instances of Possession recorded in the books of the New Testament have all the features and appearance of ordinary diseases. To these sentiments and reasonings, the advocates of Possessions have not been slow to reply. " The advocates of Possessions contend still farther, that the revelation which is made to us in sacred Scripture is addressed to our understandings; that it is not only in our power, but that it is our indispensable duty, to examine it, and to judge of it; that the tendency of any miracle, or system of doctrine, is a sufficient evidence of the character belonging to him who performs the miracle, or publishes the doctrine; that good actions are demonstrative of the quality of goodness; and, in short, that a religion calculated to make us happy must have proceeded from a Being who has consulted and provided for our happiness, Nor is this a matter so abstruse and remote from human apprehension, that we can form no opinion about it. With regard to the more specific question of demoniacal Possessions, they answer, that though God has often been pleased to accommodate himself to our apprehension by adopting the current language of the countries, where the revelation was first published; yet the account of the creation given by Moses is not altogether an instance in point. They positively and directly inform us, that a demon "enters into" a man, and "comes out" of him; they represent the demons as speaking, and reasoning, and hoping, and fearing, as having inclinations and aversions peculiar to themselves, and distinct from those of the person who is the subject of the Possession; they tell us of one unhappy sufferer who was vexed with many devils; and, in the case of the demoniac of Gadara, they assure us that the devils were "cast out" of the man, and were permitted, at their own request, to "enter into" a herd of swine which were feeding in the neighbourhood, and that immediately the herd ran violently down a steep place, and were drowned in the sea. Beside, as various instances are recorded in Scripture, and as several cases are given at considerable length, might we not expect, if Possessions were really nothing more than ordinary diseases, that the truth would be somewhere told or hinted at? that, within the compass of the sacred canon, something would be said, or something insinuated, which would lead us to understand that the language, though inaccurate and improper, was used in accommodation to the popular belief? Might we not expect that Christ himself would have declared, in one unequivocal affirmation, or in some intelligible way, the exact truth of the case? Or, at all events, when the Holy Ghost had descended upon the Apostles on the day of pentecost, and when the full disclosure of the revelation appears to have been made, might it not reasonably have been looked for that the popular error would have been rectified, and the language reduced from its figurative character to a state of simple correctness? What conceivable motive could influence our Saviour, or his Apostles, to sanction the delusion of the multitude? And does it not strike at the root of the Christian religion itself, to have it thought, for a single moment, that its "Author and Finisher," who came to enlighten and to reform the world, should have, on so many occasions, not only countenanced, but confirmed, an opinion which he must have known to be "the reverse of the truth?"...
Let us then, say they, beware how we relinquish the literal sense of holy writ, in search of allegorical or figurative interpretations. It is evident that the devil and his angels, according to all that we can learn of them in the sacred books, are real beings; that the demons of the New Testament are malignant spirits; and that they act upon the same principles, and even under the authority of Satan himself, who is otherwise called Beelzebub, and the prince of the devils, Nay, in these very cases of Possession, the chief of the apostate angels is clearly set forth as acting either in his own person, or by means of his infernal agents. "There is every where," says Bishop Porteus, "a plain distinction made between common diseases and demoniacal Possessions, which shows that they are totally different things. Matthew, where the very first mention is made of these Possessions, it is said that our Lord's fame went throughout all Syria, and that they brought unto him, ‘all sick people,' that were taken with ‘divers diseases and torments,' and those ‘which were possessed with devils,' and he healed them. Here those that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those possessed with devils, are mentioned as distinct and separate persons: a plain proof that the demoniacal Possessions were not natural diseases: and the very same distinction is made in several other passages of holy writ. We may conclude, from the argument on both sides of the question, that the only reason which can be urged for departing from the obvious sense of Scripture is, that cases of Possession involve a philosophical mystery
Persecution - It is being increasingly recognized that the individual has demonstrated the justice of his claim to the sole Possession of this territory. They have endured great affliction, and taken joyfully the spoiling of their Possessions, seeing they had themselves for a better Possession. This better spiritual Possession was conditioned by their retaining their religious freedom (Hebrews 10:32; Hebrews 10:34). Judah had become once more the people of Jahweh; in Possession of a Bible which embodied the will of God, and controlled her whole life, she stood over against the Gentile world, with its idols and superstitions. Pure religion was the sole Possession of the Jew. Conscious of the nature of the Possession which he had in his religion, he cultivated national self-confidence and self-reliance, which ultimately degenerated into national pride and exclusiveness. It ultimately resolved itself into an attempt to secure the political independence of Judah, for the simple reason that full religious liberty is a precarious Possession without political independence. , whilst the Sadducees were the priestly caste, and were willing to put up with Roman domination as long as they were left in undisturbed Possession of priestly prerogatives, and especially of the revenues of the Temple
Joy (2) - ...
And, finally, in the great prayer of intercession contained in John 17, our Lord requests that the joy which was His own peculiar Possession should find its full accomplishment in the hearts of His disciples (John 17:13). The joy thus foretold and interceded for is noted by the Evangelist as a Possession of the disciples immediately after the resurrection. This joy was not only the Possession, but the abiding Possession of the early Church, as frequent notes in the Book of Acts prove; and many passages in St
Take - In a general sense, to get hold or gain Possession of a thing in almost any manner, either by receiving it when offered, or by using exertion to obtain it. It more generally denotes to gain or receive into Possession in a peaceable manner, either passively or by active exertions. To hire to rent to obtain Possession on lease as, to take a house or farm for a year. To conquer and cause to surrender to gain Possession of by force or capitulation as, to take an army, a city or a ship
Transmigration - Further, belief in the Possession of the body by more than one spiritual being (demoniac Possession) would tend to prepare the way for the belief in the return of disembodied spirits into human bodies
Child, Children - Value set on the Possession of children . Throughout the Bible a noteworthy characteristic is the importance and happiness assigned to the Possession of children, and, correspondingly, the intense sorrow and disappointment of childless parents. A man who was a father, especially a father of sons, was a rich man; his position was dignified and influential; his Possessions were secured to his family, and his name perpetuated
Philosophists - The books, however, that were issued from this club were calculated to impair and overturn religion, morals, and government; and which indeed, spreading over all Europe, imperceptibly took Possession of public opinion. By degrees they got Possession nearly of all the reviews and periodical publications, established a general intercourse by means of hawkers and pedlars with the distant provinces, and instituted an office to supply all schools with teachers; and thus did they acquire unprecedented dominion over every species of literature, over the minds of all ranks of people, and over the education of youth, without giving any alarm to the world
Mary - ’ In Jewish parlance, immorality was a form of demonic Possession,* Maronites - Mosheim informs us, that the Monothelites, condemned and exploded by the council of Constantinople, found a place of refuge among the Mardaites, signifying in Syriac rebels, a people who took Possession of Lebanon, A. The most valuable advantage that has resulted from these labours is, that the art of writing has become more common among the Maronites, and rendered them, in this country, what the Copts are in Egypt, that is, they are in Possession of all the posts of writers, intendants, and kaiyas among the Turks, and especially of those among their allies and neighbours, the Druses
Jeroboam - If, therefore, thou obeyest my word and walkest in my ways as David my servant has done, I will be with thee, and will establish thy house for ever, and put thee in Possession of the kingdom of Israel," 1 Kings 11:14-39 . ...
But Jeroboam soon forgot the duty which he owed to God, who had given him the kingdom; and thought of nothing but how to maintain himself in the Possession of it, though he discarded the worship of the true God
Wells - The extreme scarcity of water in these arid regions, entirely justifies such vigilant and parsimonious care in the management of this precious fluid; and accounts for the fierce contentions about the Possession of a well, which so frequently happened between the shepherds of different masters. But after the question of right, or of Possession, was decided, it would seem the shepherds were often detected in fraudulently watering their flocks and herds from their neighbour's well
Mary - ’ In Jewish parlance, immorality was a form of demonic Possession,* Rabbah - ...
The Israelites did not occupy Rabbah, but left it in the Possession of the Ammonite king, who became David’s vassal
Praise - 1 (epi, upon), denotes "approbation, commendation, praise;" it is used (a) of those on account of, and by reason of, whom as God's heritage, "praise" is to be ascibed to God, in respect of His glory (the exhibition of His character and operations), Ephesians 1:12 ; in Ephesians 1:14 , of the whole company, the church, viewed as "God's own Possession" (RV); in Ephesians 1:6 , with particular reference to the glory of His grace towards them; in Philippians 1:11 , as the result of "the fruits of righteousness" manifested in them through the power of Christ; (b) of "praise" bestowed by God, upon the Jew spiritually (Judah == "praise"), Romans 2:29 ; bestowed upon believers hereafter at the judgment seat of Christ, 1 Corinthians 4:5 (where the definite article indicates that the "praise" will be exactly in accordance with each person's actions); as the issue of present trials, "at the revelation of Jesus Christ," 1 Peter 1:7 ; (c) of whatsoever is "praiseworthy," Philippians 4:8 ; (d) of the approbation by churches of those who labor faithfully in the ministry of the Gospel, 2 Corinthians 8:18 ; (e) of the approbation of well-doers by human rulers, Romans 13:3 ; 1 Peter 2:14
Esarhaddon - The Armenian records state that the two assassins, having escaped from the scene of conflict, took refuge in Armenia, where the king gave them lands which long continued in Possession of their posterity (Mos
Baxterians - Hence he infers, that though Christ never absolutely intended or decreed that his death should eventually put all men in Possession of those benefits, yet he did intend and decree that all men should have a conditional gift of them by his death
Baasha - For the Levites left their suburbs and their Possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had east them off from executing the priest's office unto the Lord
Shepherd - ...
After the Israelites took Possession of Canaan, the shepherds among them settled down more or less permanently with their flocks
Truth - ...
Their Possession of God’s truth, however, is no reason for Christians to claim absolute authority for their own theories or opinions
Back - ) In concealment or reserve; in one's own Possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another
Circumcision - The Jews prided themselves in the Possession of this covenant distinction (Judges 14:3 ; 15:18 ; 1 Samuel 14:6 ; 17:26 ; 2 Samuel 1:20 ; Ezekiel 31:18 )
Greatness - When Jesus healed a boy suffering from demon Possession, the people affirmed the greatness of God in the act (Luke 9:43 )
Law of Christ - ...
It seems fairly clear from these two texts that Paul uses the phrase to mean something other than the law given to Israel at Sinai and considered by most Jews to be their special Possession
Shadow - The Christian religion gives us Possession of the reality only dimly foreshadowed in the Jewish system
Ammon - ...
Ammon joined with Moab in the expedition for uprooting Judah from its Possession, in Jehoshaphat's reign (2 Chronicles 20; Psalms 83:3-7)
Heir - The son is naturally the heir, and the title is one of present privilege as well as the assurance of fuller Possession in the future
Malchus - Thereupon Jesus consented to be seized, and in perfect self-possession passed on to His trial and death
Self-Suppression - Others are allowed to continue in Possession of the whole or part of their property (Luke 19:8, Matthew 27:57)
Ground - Land estate Possession
Cattle - Whosoever stole and sold or slaughtered an ox must give five in satisfaction (Exodus 22:1 ); but if it was found alive in the Possession of him who stole it, he was required to make double restitution only (22:4). Next to herds of neat cattle, sheep formed the most important of the Possessions of the inhabitants of Palestine (Genesis 12:16 ; 13:5 ; 26:14 ; 21:27 ; 29:2,3 )
Gilgal - Gilgal was not only the starting point in taking Possession of the land, but the place to which Joshua returned again and again: it was the place of strength
Return - ) To revert; to pass back into Possession
Caius, Ecclesiastical Writer - It is just possible that we are still in Possession of the list of genuine apostolic writings which Eusebius (l
Under - In the state of in the enjoyment or Possession of
Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem - Jerome states that Maximus died in Possession of his bishopric, a
Pamphilus, Presbyter of Caesarea - Jerome gloried in the Possession of Origen's commentaries on the Minor Prophets in 25 volumes in Pamphilus's autograph
Devil - Possession is thrice alluded to ( John 7:20 ; John 8:40 ; John 10:28 ) as a suggested explanation of Christ’s work and influence; but evil generally is traced back rather to the activity of the devil ( John 6:70 , where ‘a devil’ is not a demon, but the word is used metaphorically much as ‘Satan’ in Matthew 16:23 , John 13:2 ; John 13:27 ), whose subordinates fall into the background. This demoniacal Possession is referred to as the cause of various diseases, the cases being preponderantly such as exhibit symptoms of psychical disease in association with physical (see Possession). Possession so called is a familiar phenomenon to them, as it continued to be in the early years of the Church, though there is a marked disposition towards the Johannine view of a central source of evil
Power - Instead of pride and ambition, the lust of power and Possession that had created and controlled other dynasties, its regalia and administration are entrusted to the poor in spirit who claim no homage. These are both represented in the familiar and venerated form of prayer which in its first part lifts the language of our Possession above all gifts to God Himself, but makes it treason for His Church to covet the Name, the Kingdom, and the Will. ...
The second charge affected the world that was to be His Possession, the nations that were to bring each its special riches and glory into His Kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20, cf
Tongues Gift of - The evidence is in favour of the latter view: in other words, that the speaker was the subject of a Spirit-possession which moved him to speak ‘with the tongues of men and of angels’ (1 Corinthians 13:1). 66) is a convenient generic term for Divine Possession as found in the revivals of ancient and modern religions
For - Noting arrival, meeting, coming or Possession. Towards the obtaining of in order to the arrival at or Possession of
Life, Living, Lifetime, Life-Giving - Eternal life is the present actual Possession of the believer because of his relationship with Christ, John 5:24 ; 1 John 3:14 , and that it will one day extend its domain to the sphere of the body is assured by the Resurrection of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:4 ; 2 Timothy 1:10 . ...
"Zoe is also used of that which is the common Possession of all animals and men by nature, Acts 17:25 ; 1 John 5:16 , and of the present sojourn of man upon the earth with reference to its duration, Luke 16:25 ; 1 Corinthians 15:19 ; 1 Timothy 4:8 ; 1 Peter 3:10
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
Jordan River - During the period of the judges and the early monarchy, the Possession of the fords of the Jordan more than once meant the difference between defeat and victory
Zebulun - It shared with Issachar in the Possession of Tabor
Samaria - All the others had been already consecrated by patriarchal tradition or previous Possession
Epiphanes, a Gnostic Writer - He taught that, God having given His benefits to all alike and in common, human laws are censurable which instituted the distinction of meum and tuum , and which secure to one as his peculiar Possession that to which all have an equal right
Ed - , crossed Jordan to return to their eastern Possessions; not the ford near Jericho, but the Damieh ford the highway from the eastern uplands to central Palestine (identified with the "city Adam"), opposite to the opening of the broad wady Far'ah, the route from Shiloh the national sanctuary to Gilead and Bashan. side of and above (so Hebrew for "by," Joshua 22:10) Jordan, the pledge that the two and a half tribes held Possession still with the remaining tribes on the W
Micah, Micaiah - The whole ‘family’ of the Danites then set out, and come to take Possession of the district they intend to make their home
Ananias - The common fund which the first disciples voluntarily brought was a kind of firstfruits to the Lord in entering on Possession of the spiritual Canaan, as Jericho's spoil was a firstfruit to Jehovah of the earthly Canaan
Achan - ) Israel entered Canaan to take Possession of land desecrated by its previous tenants, not as a mere selfish spoil, but for God's glory
Force - This is simple, when no other crime attends it, as the entering into another's Possession, without committing any other unlawful act. To impel to press to drive to draw or push by main strength a sense of very extensive use as, to force along a wagon or a ship to force away a man's arms water forces its way through a narrow channel a man may be forced out of his Possessions
Gilead - The Amorites were in Possession of Gilead under their king Sihon when the Israelites were led to the Land of Promise
Leaf - Leaves usually represent a profession, but not necessarily the Possession of eternal life
Apparition - … After the death of a man, just as during his lifetime, the Κα was still considered to be the representative of his human personality, and so the body had to be preserved that the Κα might take Possession of it when he pleased
First-Fruits - resurrection and triumph over death can be man’s Possession only when given him by one who is man like himself
Foolishness - The good of life cannot be in earth’s riches which pass from owner to owner, and whose Possession is at the mercy of death, which is only an accident to the immortal soul (Luke 12:20)
Faith - I only add, however, under this article, that though faith is the simplest and plainest act of the mind, yet both the Possession and the exercise of it is the gift of God
Manasseh - Being a numerous tribe they had a large Possession in the north on the east of the upper Jordan and of the Sea of Galilee
Tadmor - Solomon was at great pains to secure himself in the Possession of the ports of Elath and Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea, and to establish a navy for his Indian commerce, or trade to Ophir,—in all ages the great source of wealth
Baruch - The latter immediately sent for Baruch, and commanded him to repeat to them what he had been reading to the people in the temple; which he accordingly did, to their great astonishment: and, finding that they contained some very unwelcome tidings respecting the fate of the kingdom, they inquired how he came into Possession of them; intimating that their duty to the king required that they should make him acquainted therewith
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
Paradise - ...
We are apt to confine our ideas of the word paradise to the garden of Eden, as being so during our first parents' innocence; and this being lost, we now look forward to the Possession of a better paradise in the kingdom of glory
Lucius (11) - He answered, "I have ordered your former bishop, Athanasius, to be put in Possession
Lots - ] As the Semites regarded the land inhabited by a nation as the Possession of the god of the nation, Palestine belonged, as an allotment, to Jahweh (Deuteronomy 32:9); hence it was His right and duty to put His people into actual Possession (Psalms 105:11, 1 Chronicles 16:18), which He did (Psalms 78:55; Psalms 135:12, Acts 13:19), and to divide it up by kleromancy into allotments to the various tribes (Numbers 26:55-56; Numbers 33:54; Numbers 36:2). Because a child came to be looked upon as the holder of the κλῆρος, and when he attained the proper age (Galatians 4:1) entered on Possession, κληρονόμος (κλῆρος + νέμομαι, ‘hold’) came to mean what we call an ‘heir’ (Hebrews 11:9). This Possession passes to men not through force of a legal enactment, but through their showing themselves heirs to it by their ethical and spiritual conduct
Life And Death - )...
(b) The ζωή (αἰώνιος) thus becomes a human Possession and quality; and it is with the manifestations in human character and experience of this life flowing from God through Christ that the apostolic writers are principally concerned in what they have to say about it. Their references bear chiefly upon the source from which it comes, the means by which it is obtained, its fruits or evidences, its present Possession, and its completion in the world to come. ...
(γ) Among the fruits or evidences of the Possession of life St. Inwardly the life reveals its presence in a daily experience of renewal (2 Corinthians 4:16), in the Possession of a spiritual mind (Romans 8:6), in the consciousness of spiritual liberty (Romans 8:2). ...
(δ) To the apostolic writers life or eternal life is a present Possession
Palestine - ...
From an early period the land was inhabited by the descendants of Canaan, who retained Possession of the whole land "from Sidon to Gaza" till the time of the conquest by Joshua, when it was occupied by the twelve tribes. Ptolemy took Possession of Palestine in B
Tears - ‘The Possession of a body enabled Him to weary; the Possession of a soul enabled Him to weep’ (F
Hand - Possession power. ...
Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? Job 2 ...
Of hand, in present Possession as,he has a supply of goods on hand
Firstborn - ]'>[2] Not only, however, was the land Jehovah’s Possession, but the people who lived upon it, and upon its produce, were likewise His; this would follow naturally by virtue of Jehovah’s overlordship. As the firstborn are spoken of as being particularly the Possession of Jehovah, one would expect to find them occupying the position of His special ministers; it is possible that this was the case originally (cf
Great, To Be; Heavy - 26:14: “For he [4] had Possession of flocks, and Possession of herds, and great store of servants
Deliver - Achsah asked her father Caleb to “give” her a blessing, such as a tract of land with abundant water, as her dowry; she wanted him to “transfer” it from his Possession to hers ( Possession” ( Simplicius, Bishop of Rome - 471, was still in Possession. Having taken Possession of the see and driven Salofaciolus to flight, Aelurus repaired to Constantinople to procure the calling of a new general council to reverse the decisions of Chalcedon
Desert - ...
In the New Testament the desert was the place of John the Baptist's ministry (Luke 1:80 ; Luke 3:4 ) and where demon-possession drove a man (Luke 8:29 )
Sad'Ducees - As the Pharisees asserted so the Sadducees denied, that the Israelites were in Possession of an oral law transmitted to them by Moses, [1] In opposition to the Pharisees, they maintained that the written law alone was obligatory on the nation, as of divine authority
Samar'Itans - To their copy of the law they arrogated an antiquity and authority greater than attached to any copy in the Possession of the Jews
Horse - In Genesis 12:15 horses are not mentioned among the Possessions which Abram acquired during his sojourn in Egypt. But in Genesis 47:17 they stand foremost among the Egyptians' Possessions. ...
The camel, one of Abram's Possessions in Egypt, is not mentioned in Joseph's time nor on the Egyptian monuments. Their early Possession of the desert of Sinai makes it certain they knew and must have used the camel there, "the ship of the desert," but they avoid mentioning it as being unclean
Rest - Just as in the case of salvation, the Christian rest may be viewed both as a present Possession and as a future blessing
Nestorians - By him Pherozes, the Persian monarch, was persuaded to expel those Christians who adopted the opinions of the Greeks, and to admit the Nestorians in their place, putting them in Possession of the principal seat of ecclesiastical authority in Persia, the see of Selucia, which the patriarch of the Nestorians had always filled even down to our time
Cain - The distinction between pastoral and agricultural life ( Genesis 4:2 ), and between cereal and animal offerings ( Genesis 4:3-4 ), the custom of blood-revenge ( Genesis 4:14 ), and the large increase in the number of human beings implied in Cain’s fear of being slain ( Genesis 4:14-15 ), in his Possession of a wife ( Genesis 4:17 ), and in his erection of a city ( ib
Call, Calling - ...
Fifth, “to call” may be used in the sense of “to call one's own,” to claim for one's own Possession and to appoint for a particular destiny
Giants - The ruined cities of Bashan are thought by many to evidence their Possession formerly by giant races
Adoption - It involves here and now, freedom from the Law, and the Possession of the spirit of adoption which enables us to address God as our Father
Platonists - This likeness consists in the Possession and practice of all the moral virtues
Balsam Tree - " The whole valley of Jericho was once esteemed the most fruitful in Judea; and the obstinacy with which the Jews fought here to prevent the balsam trees from falling into the Possession of the Romans, attests the importance which was attached to them
Province - Province after province was annexed, until in the time of Christ the Romans were in Possession of the whole of Europe (except the British Isles, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Russia), all Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, and the north-west of Africa
Lending - ...
Repayment of loans...
Though not allowed to take interest from the poor, creditors could, if they wished, ask for temporary Possession of some article belonging to a debtor, as a guarantee that the debtor would repay the loan
Worldliness (2) - It has for his Possession a special form of life adapted to it. Christ uttered no condemnation of worldly Possessions. The ‘world’ He condemned is not the material world, in which He Himself took delight, or its claims, which He loyally acknowledged, or (in themselves) its Possessions, of which He spoke with guarded moderation, but a certain spirit of the world fundamentally antagonistic to man’s highest life, and the men in whom that spirit has established its abode (cf. Inasmuch, therefore, as ‘the world,’ in the only signification in which He condemned it, is the spirit of antagonism (whether expressed as a principle or personified in individuals) to His spiritual kingdom, worldliness must be the Possession of this spirit, and the practice of worldliness must be its manifestation. Nor does worldliness lie in the performance or nonperformance of any particular actions (Mark 2:18; Mark 2:24; Mark 3:4; Mark 7:5; Mark 7:8; Mark 7:15; Mark 7:21), Luke 11:39-41, John 5:10; John 7:23-24 et passim); for, since it is the Possession of a certain spirit, the most scrupulous punctiliousness in outward conduct may coexist with the deepest unspirituality (Matthew 27:6, John 12:5-6; John 18:28; John 19:31; cf. It is unnecessary, and, in the strict sense, even impossible, to identify particular actions as in themselves involving the anti-spiritual; for, as we have seen, worldliness in practice is the Possession of a certain spirit, and there is no action which must necessarily embody that spirit nor any which cannot be made a medium for it. John 3:29-30) or temporal Possessions (Matthew 9:9), he does so with joy
Force - The explanation of the various forms of power (ἐξουσία) possessed by Christ, and of the grounds on which His claim to the Possession of them rests, lies in a domain of essential Christian truth. The power to forgive sins, to judge men as moral beings, to give eternal life to men as moral beings, to lay down one’s life in perfect self-sacrificing love and service for others’ good, to exercise the moral government of heaven and earth,—to do all these things, to have the right and the power to do them, manifestly means the Possession and the exercise of moral power of the highest possible order. But, further, the meaning of the word ἐνέργεια is included in that of the word δύναμις as the latter is used in the Gospels; for in them it signifies, on the one hand, the Possession of power capable of action; and, on the other, power manifesting itself in a state of activity, in which case it appears in the form of energy. And the question thus arises as to how He was kept in Possession of a continuous supply of power for the great moral task and service of His life
Mary Magdalene - Because it is a law of devils; it is their diabolical nature, and it is a first principle of their existence and indwelling and Possession of a man, that they never make their presence known in any man till he begins to name them and cast them and curse them out. ' Now, though Mary Magdalene is my text, it is of little real interest or importance to me who and what her seven devils were, unless in so far as that would cast some light in upon my own Possession; yours and mine. While this world lasts, and as long as there are great sinners and great penitents to comfort in it, let Mary Magdalene be often preached upon, and let this lesson be always taught out of her, this lesson,-that no depth of sin, and no Possession of devils even, shall separate us from the love of Christ
Maximus Magnus, Christian Emperor in the West - The troops came over to him, and Maximus suddenly found himself in Possession of the western provinces. Maximus was thus left in Possession of Italy
Tribes of Israel - 146) correctly remarks, several of the largest tribes Judah, Ephraim, Manasseh, Gad contained many minor tribes which surpassed in number, Possessions, and political significance several of those counted in the twelve tribes. , and Genesis 34:1-31 , which shows Joseph in Possession of the region of Shechem, formerly occupied by Simeon and Levi
Seal - His sealing merely comprises the initial down payment that anticipates the future, full redemption of God's "marked Possession" (Ephesians 1:14 ; cf
Gibeon - " The kings of southern Canaan entered into a confederacy against Gibeon (because it had entered into a league with Joshua) under the leadership of Adoni-zedec, king of Jerusalem, and marched upon Gibeon with the view of taking Possession of it
Women - ...
Women in the church...
Life in the early church demonstrated that there is no difference between men and women in their status as believers (Galatians 3:28), their reception of the Holy Spirit (Genesis 3:16), or their Possession of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
Martin Luther - ...
Luther soon proclaimed the supremacy of the princes in matters of religion, a doctrine acceptable to those longing to obtain Possession of the Church revenues and property
Luther, Martin - ...
Luther soon proclaimed the supremacy of the princes in matters of religion, a doctrine acceptable to those longing to obtain Possession of the Church revenues and property
Envy (2) - A comparison of the two feelings, jealousy and envy, readily shows the distinctive character of each: ‘Jealousy is the malign feeling which is often had toward a rival, or possible rival, for the Possession of that which we greatly desire, as in love or ambition
Key - , so far as ‘key’ is concerned, implies power and authority on the part of one standing outside and having Possession of the key
Amalekites - " The occasion of Amalek's attack was significant: at Rephidim, when there was no water for the people to drink, and God by miracle made it gush from the rock...
Contentions for Possession of a well were of common occurrence (Genesis 21:25; Genesis 26:22; Exodus 2:17); in Moses' message asking Edom and Sihon the Amorite for leave of passage, water is a prominent topic (Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:22; compare Judges 5:11)
Sojourn, Dwell - In the land of Canaan the Possession of land was limited to members or descendants of the original tribal members
Damascus - Damascus was the first Gentile city in which Jesus was preached as 'the Son of God;' and though it is now in Possession of Muslims, yet in their great mosque a stone has been preserved that formed part of a church erected on the spot, bearing this inscription in Greek: " Thy kingdom, O Christ, is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations
Part - ...
Powerful hands will not part ...
Easily from Possession won with arms
Lie - ...
To lie on hand, to be or remain in Possession to remain unsold or undisposed of
Herod - At first he was unsuccessful, and was driven by Herod out of the country; but having obtained the aid of the Parthians, he at length succeeded in defeating Herod, and acquired Possession of the whole of Judea, about the year 40 B. After the battle of Actium, in which his patron Antony was defeated, Herod joined the party of Octavius, and was confirmed by him in all his Possessions
To - Noting Possession or appropriation
Hold, Held, Holden, Hold - , practically appropriating all the benefits, privileges and responsibilities involved in the Possession of it; in Hebrews 2:16 , RV "He taketh hold" (AV "took on") perhaps to be viewed in connection with "deliver" (ver
Joshua, Book of - )...
With Canaan now the Possession of Israel, Joshua, together with the high priest and the tribal leaders, began the task of dividing the land between the twelve tribes
Roman Empire - Carthage had by means of mercenary troops conquered Sardinia and Corsica, and now aimed at the Possession of Sicily. Messana was at the time in the Possession of Italian mercenaries, called Mamertini, who had conquered and taken Possession of the city some time before. By the treaty of next year the war was brought to an end, and Carthage lost all her foreign Possessions. -The Possession of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, and Spain (or rather the Spains, for the Romans always distinguished between Hither and Further Spain), the last of which was made into two provinces in 197, made the Romans the greatest power in the ancient world. His attack on the two towns Oricum and Apollonia on the Illyrian side of the Adriatic, which had recently come into the Possession of the Romans, drew Rome into the vortex of Eastern politics
Antiochus - ...
In the year of the world 3815, Antiochus was overcome by the Romans, and obliged to cede all his Possessions beyond Mount Taurus, to give twenty hostages, among whom was his own son Antiochus, afterward surnamed Epiphanes, and to pay a tribute of twelve thousand Euboic talents, each fourteen Roman pounds in weight. ...
Antiochus quickly turned his attention to the Possession of Egypt, which was then enjoyed by Ptolemy Philometor, his nephew, son to his sister Cleopatra, whom Antiochus the Great had married to Ptolemy Epiphanes, king of Egypt. Tryphon, seeing young Antiochus in peaceable Possession of the kingdom of Syria, resolved to usurp his crown. He confirmed the privileges which the king of Syria had granted to Simon, permitted him to coin money with his own stamp, declared Jerusalem and the temple exempt from royal jurisdiction, and promised other favours as soon as he should obtain peaceable Possession of the kingdom which had belonged to his ancestors. Simon showed Athenobius all the lustre of his wealth and power, told him he had in his Possession no place which belonged to Antiochus, and said that the cities of Gazara and Joppa had greatly injured his people, and he would give the king for the property of them one hundred talents
Satan - Maladies traced to demonic Possession play a large part in the Synoptic narratives (see Devil, Possession)
Sanctification, Sanctify - Paul, is a term of relationship, not primarily of character, is evident from 1 Corinthians 7:14 , where ‘the unbelieving husband’ or ‘wife’ is said to ‘have been sanctified in’ the Christian wedded partner, so that their offspring are ‘holy’: the person of the unbeliever, under the marriage-bond, is holy in the believer’s eyes, as indeed every Possession and instrument of life must be (see 1 Timothy 4:3-5 ). He ‘bought’ men with the ‘price’ of His blood the bodily ‘limbs’ along with the inner self so that we are no longer ‘our own’ and may not ‘live for ourselves,’ but are, from the hour we know this, men ‘living for God in Christ Jesus’; and Christ ‘presents’ His redeemed ‘to God as holy’ and makes them God’s ‘sure Possession,’ destined ‘for the praise of His glory’ (1 Corinthians 6:19 f. To receive ‘the gift of the Spirit’ and to be sanctified are the same thing; when God takes Possession of the believer, his ‘body’ becomes a ‘temple of the Holy Ghost’ ( 1 Corinthians 6:19 ) then he is a holy man; and to possess ‘the Spirit’ is, in effect, to have ‘Christ dwelling in the heart’ ( Ephesians 3:16-19 )
Salvation - Of the instances of this use of the verb 14 relate to the deliverance from disease or demoniacal PossessionMatthew 9:21-22 bis, Mark 5:23; Mark 5:28; Mark 5:34; Mark 6:56; Mark 10:32, Luke 8:36; Luke 8:48; Luke 8:50; Luke 17:19; Luke 18:42, John 11:12; in 20 instances the reference is to the rescue of physical life from some impending peril or instant death—Matthew 8:25; Matthew 14:30; Matthew 16:25; Matthew 27:40; Matthew 27:42 bis. First we examine the passages relating to the deliverance from diseases or demoniacal Possession. ...
That σώζειν has to do with the contrast of life and death becomes plain also from those instances of its natural use where deliverance from evil other than disease or demon-possession is referred to, for here everywhere the evil is that of physical death (Matthew 8:25; Matthew 14:30; Matthew 16:25; Matthew 27:40; Matthew 27:42; Matthew 27:9, Mark 8:35; Mark 15:30-31, Luke 9:24; Luke 9:56; Luke 23:35; Luke 23:37; Luke 23:39, John 12:27)
Disease - —The case of the dumb man recorded in Matthew 9:32-33 was associated with features of mental disturbance leading the people to attribute the dumbness to demonic Possession. —Cases of lunacy, of epilepsy combined with insanity and perhaps those allied with idiocy, and others generally described as instances of demonic Possession are given in the Gospels, and are to be recognized as having a twofold causation, on the one side physical, on the other psychical; and the problem as to which of these is primary in any particular case is not to be lightly determined. In this connexion arises the outstanding question as to the possibility of a genuine spiritual Possession (see art
Symbol - Marriage, as an Oriental relationship of purchased Possession, was an emblem of Palestine in covenant with God, and of the Church as the bride of Christ
Joshua, the Book of - The Egyptian garrisons that had held Possession of Palestine from the time of Thothmes III
Dan (1) - Hence, as being so occupied with the Philistine warfare, Danites were not among Barak's and Deborah's helpers against Sisera (Judges 4; Judges 5:17, where allusion occurs to Dan's Possession of the only Israelite port, "Why did Dan remain in ships?"
Heart - ...
See Flavel on Keeping the Heart; Jameison's Sermons on the Heart; Wright on self-possession; Ridgley's Div
Iconium - ), it was presented by the Romans to the king of Pergamos; but as he never took effective Possession of it, the Galatians appropriated it about 165 b
Puritans - ...
The different principles, however, on which they had originally divided from the church establishment at home, operated in a way that might have been expected when they came to the Possession of the civil power abroad
Hope - It was due to the fact that in training His followers, the first necessity was to concentrate their attention on Himself as their present Possession
Damascus, Damascenes - Damascus (Δαμασκός) cannot now be regarded as the oldest city in the world, but it has a surer title to fame in its Possession of the secret of eternal youth
Moab, Moabites - When the tribe of Reuben obtained their Possession, their boundary on the south was the river Arnon, which river was the northern boundary of the Moabites, for they had been driven south by the Amorites before the arrival of Israel
Garments - The number of robes kept in store for presents was very large, Job 22:6; Matthew 6:19; James 5:2, and implied the Possession of wealth and power
Eleusius, Bishop of Cyzicus - At Julian's death Eleusius regained Possession
Earth - No part of it is independent of Him, for “the very ends of the earth are His Possession,” including “the mountains,” “the seas,” “the dry land,” “the depths of the earth” ( Eudoxius, Bishop of Constantinople - 27, 360, took Possession of his throne in the presence of 72 bishops
Damascus - It was repaired by the Mamelukes, when they gained Possession of Syria; but was wrested from them by the Turks, in 1506; and since that period has formed the capital of one of their pachalics
Amalekites - The Amalekites probably knew that the Israelites were advancing to take Possession of the land of Canaan, and resolved to frustrate the purposes of God in this respect
Israel, Kingdom of - The seacoast between Accho and Japho remained in the Possession of Israel
Benhadad - He then took Possession of the kingdom of Syria, according to the prediction of Elisha, 2 Kings 8
Moth - His unrighteous acquisitions shall be of short continuance; they shall moulder insensibly away, returning to the lawful owner, or pass into the Possession of others
Job - Five different places claim the Possession of his tomb
Jubilee - The Spirit is meantime "the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased Possession" (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:19-23)
Hope, Hope - , the full manifestation and realization of that life which is already the believer's Possession; (10) Acts 28:20 , "the hope of Israel," i
Circumcision - Therefore, before they could take Possession of the land promised to them in the covenant, they had to circumcise all who had been born during the previous forty years (Joshua 5:2-9)
Hope - It was due to the fact that in training His followers, the first necessity was to concentrate their attention on Himself as their present Possession
Nerva - Under the Emperor Domitian he was falsely charged by astrologers with being in Possession of the Emperor’s horoscope, and was banished, it is said, to Tarentum
Myrrh - He would ‘look death in the face,’ and meet the King of Terrors in full Possession of all His faculties
Life - ...
This future Possession is defined more particularly in several passages as ‘eternal life,’ and the epithet might appear at first sight to imply a distinction. Thus in the saying, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead’ (Matthew 8:22 = Luke 9:60), Jesus implies that the disciples even now enter into Possession of a new and higher life. ’...
The idea of Life as a present Possession (already implicit in the Synoptic teaching) becomes in the Fourth Gospel central and determinative. In the 6th chapter more especially, the conception of Life as a spiritual Possession in the present appears side by side with repeated allusions to a resurrection ‘at the last day’ (John 6:39; John 6:44; John 6:54)
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - The theologians of Giessen, following the line of thought of Chemnitz and the divines of Helmstädt, endeavoured to reconcile theory with fact by distinguishing between the Possession of Divine powers and their use. The Giessen distinction between use and Possession of Divine powers might be applied with some meaning to the property of omnipotence; but it had no conceivable meaning as applied to omniscience or omnipresence. He held that, from the first moment of the Incarnation, Christ was, even in His human nature, in Possession of the Divine majesty, and did exercise it occasionally when His work made it expedient to do so; but He abdicated its plenary use. ’ He thus reduced the Possession by the human Christ of omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience to a mere potentiality
Genseric, King of the Vandals - The bishops and noble laity were stripped of their Possessions and offered the alternative of slavery or exile. 441 a new peace was concluded, by which Valentinian retained the three Mauritanias and part of Numidia, and ceded the remainder of his African dominions to Genseric, who divided the Zeugitane or proconsular province, in which was Carthage, among the Vandals and kept the rest in his own Possession. At Regia the Catholics had ventured at Easter to take Possession of their church
Jehoshaphat - they reward us (evil for good) to come to east us out of Thy Possession (in undesigned coincidence with Psalms 83:12, 'let us take to ourselves the houses of God in Possession')
Edom - The name was appropriate to Edom's Possession, "mount Seir," the mountainous territory having a reddish hue. "Over (rather, to) Edom I will cast out my shoe," as one about to wash his feet casts his shoe to his slave (Matthew 3:11; John 13:8; Acts 13:25); and the casting of the shoe marked transference of Possession (Ruth 4:7; Joshua 10:24)
Pope - Peter's, and for his taking Possession of the patriarchal church of St. And, according to the discipline of the latter ages, though they are presented to the pope for their office from their respective countries, yet from him they must receive their bulls of consecration before they can take Possession of their sees
Perfect Perfection - Paul’s ideal of the man of God includes his Possession of every gift of grace necessary for the discharge of the duties of the Christian calling. ’ The significance of this antithesis is clearly stated by Westcott in his note on Hebrews 5:14 : ‘A man is said to be τέλειος who has reached the full maturity of his powers, the full Possession of his rights, his τέλος, his “end
Simeon - Judah in return was to aid Simeon in gaining his Possession. Seir, in the time of Hezekiah apparently, and there secured permanent Possessions
Nebuchadnezzar - ) This secured to Egypt the Possession of the Syrian provinces of Assyria, including Palestine
Rebuke - Sickness was, undoubtedly, regarded as due in most cases to evil agencies (Luke 13:16); but even popular opinion then did not class fevers with cases of demoniacal Possession
Agriculture - And after the Israelites entered into the Possession of the Promised Land, their circumstances favoured in the highest degree a remarkable development of this art
Seeing - ’s spiritual vocabulary, Christ Himself is the light of the world; and the illumination of the souls of men and the blessing of the gospel can be spoken of in terms of light and its enjoyment as suitably as in terms of life and its Possession
Mary - In antiquity, demon Possession was an indication of physical or spiritual illness; obviously, Mary Magdalene was quite ill before her encounter with Jesus
Ishmael - Gedaliah and his retinue were killed after an entertainment given to Ishmael, who gained Possession of Mizpah, the seat of government
Pass - ) To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change Possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands
Aretas - He could not, however, prevent Lollius and Metellus from taking Possession of Damascus (Ant
Caecilianus, Archdeacon And Bishop of Carthage - one who had delivered up the sacred writings in his Possession), and consequently it was claimed that any ordination performed by him was invalid
Eulalius, an Antipope - Eulalius refused to comply, and took violent Possession of the Lateran church, but was eventually dislodged thence and expelled from Rome, an imperial edict (Apr
Tabor - Vespasian, also, got Possession of it; and, after that, Josephus fortified it with strong walls
Judges - The antiquity of this book is unquestionable, as it must have been written before the time of David, since the description, Judges 1:21 , was no longer true of Jerusalem after he had taken Possession of it, and had introduced a third class of inhabitants of the tribe of Judah
Promise - The Possession of Canaan, the growth of the nation, universal blessing through the race, are examples of promises of which the patriarchs did not receive the outward fulness ( Hebrews 11:18 )
Pleroma - Ephesians 4:13 gives the measure of the stature of the ‘full grown’ Christian; it is nothing less than the fulness which belongs to Christ, by which is meant ‘the full Possession on our side of that which Christ has to impart the embodiment in us, the members, of the graces and qualities which are in Him the Head’ (Salmond, EGT Pontus - ...
‘The Macedonians obtained Possession of Cappadocia after it had been divided by the Persians into two satrapies, and permitted, partly with and partly without the consent of the people, the satrapies to be altered to two kingdoms, one of which they called Cappadocia proper, … the other they called Pontus, but according to other writers Cappadocia on Pontus’ (ἡ πρὸς τῷ Πόντῳ Καππαδοκία) (Strabo, XII. The eastern part was broken up into Possessions for a number of native dynasts, and one of the larger fragments passed in 36 b
Phrygia - the Gauls took Possession of N
Genesis - The Israelites’ increasing prosperity in Egypt was rapidly preparing them for the day when they would be strong enough to move north and take Possession of the promised land (50:1-26)
Violence - ‘Every man’ (πᾶς) is perhaps emphatic, showing that the Pharisees and the scribes must no longer look on the Kingdom as the exclusive Possession of their nation or class; it was open to all nations, and might be entered by even the lowest men, though it would appear from the warning of the following verses that not all would seek it in the right spirit. Daniel 7:18; Daniel 7:22; but this would mean merely ‘to take Possession of,’ and would hardly cause one writing in
Happiness - In the first half those virtues are mentioned the Possession of which constitutes people happy; in the second part the reward or result of each virtue is given. Happiness rests in dispositions, such as purity, meekness, righteousness, peace, and not in Possessions, such as wealth, health, fame. He spoke of a joy that was His own peculiar and characteristic Possession (John 15:11), and promised entrance into His own joy as a supreme reward (Matthew 25:21)
Glory - his material Possessions; ‘the glory and honour of the nations’ ( Revelation 21:26 ), parallel with ‘the wealth of the nations’ in Isaiah 60:11 , may be quoted here. Jehovah is called ‘the glory’ of Israel as the proudest Possession of His people ( Jeremiah 2:11 ; cf
Covenant - The heir is ordinarily the successor of him who dies, and who so ceases to have Possession
Tabernacles, Feast of - " Isaiah 11 refers to the future restoration of Israel; the feast of tabernacles connected with chapter 12 doubtless will have its antitype in their restored Possession of and rest in Canaan, after their long dispersion; just as the other two great feasts, Passover and Pentecost, have their antitype respectively in Christ's sacrifice for us, and in His writing His new law on our hearts at Pentecost
Witness - 10); and it consists of the Possession of eternal life through the Son (v
Ephraim - Nor are there any reliable memories of the way in which Ephraim came into Possession of the best and central portion of the land
Joy - 34 times in 1 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 times in Romans 8:1-39 times elsewhere), denoting joy over some personal distinction or Possession , and mostly rendered ‘glorying’ or ‘boasting’ by AV Inspiration - God took Possession of the mind of man to declare His own purposes with regard to man
Ancestor-Worship - When a purer faith took Possession of men’s hearts, the old sacred spots retained their sanctity, but new associations were attached to them. ...
( c ) The teraphim , it is said, were some form of household god, shaped in human form ( 1 Samuel 19:13 ; 1 Samuel 19:16 ), carried about as one of the most precious Possessions of the home ( Genesis 31:1-55 ), consulted in divination ( Ezekiel 21:21 ), presumably as representing the forefathers of the family
Come - ...
I wonder how he came to know what had been done how did he come by his knowledge? the heir comes into Possession of his estate the man will come in time to abhor the vices of his youth, or he will come to be poor and despicable, or to poverty
Knowledge of God (1) - Knowledge, also, is of great importance to our personal and private felicity: it furnishes a pleasure that cannot be met with in the Possession of inferior enjoyments; a fine entertainment, which adds a relish to prosperity, and alleviates the hour of distress
Mesopotamia - The name of this king bespeaks him a descendant of Nimrod; and it was probably of the Lower Mesopotamia only, or Babylonia, of which he was sovereign; the northern parts being in the Possession of the Arameans
Darius - Darius lay twenty months before Babylon, without making any considerable progress; but at length, Zopyrus, one of his generals, obtained Possession of the city by stratagem
Now - , Romans 7:17 ; 1 Corinthians 13:13 , which some regard as temporal (a); but if this is the significance, "the clause means, 'but faith, hope, love, are our abiding Possession now in this present life
Poverty - 1), and matters were aggravated during the last years of Persian rule (down to 332), and by the conflict between the Seleucids and Ptolemye for the Possession of Palestine which raged for considerably more than a century (322 198)
Marcus, a Gnostic - This knowledge included the Possession of formulae by the use of which the initiated would after death become incomprehensible and invisible to principalities and powers and leaving their bodies in this lower creation and their souls with the Demiurge ascend in their spirits to the Pleroma
Holy Spirit - The community brought together by the disciples of Jesus was sustained by the conviction that it possessed the Spirit of God, and in that Possession it saw the peculiar feature which distinguished its members alike from the Greeks and from the Jews. This interpretation of religious history was fraught with most important consequences, inasmuch as it dissociated the conception of the Spirit from the subjective religious states of the individual Believers were now convinced that their Possession of the Spirit was not dependent upon their purely personal experience. Thus the Possession of the Spirit was not the exclusive privilege of an official class, but was granted to the entire community entrusted with the service of God, and baptism is accordingly offered to all in view of the promise of the Spirit (Acts 2:38; Acts 19:2 f
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - DEMON, DEMONIACAL Possession, DEMONIACS...
1. ’* Jerusalem - The signification of the name is somewhat uncertain: some give it as 'the foundation of peace;' others 'the Possession of peace. ' The name is first recorded in Joshua 10:1 when Adoni-zedec was its king, before Israel had anything to do with it, and four hundred years before David obtained full Possession of the city
Ammonites - They took Possession of the country called by their name, after having driven out the Zamzummims, who were its ancient inhabitants. 740, the Ammonites and Moabites took Possession of the cities belonging to these tribes, and were reproached for it by Jeremiah 49:1
Marcellus, Bishop of Ancyra - Basilius certainly was in Possession of it at the second council of Sirmium a. 25), was in Possession A
Zidon - It was marked by an unsuccessful conflict with the Philistines for the Possession of Dor, which, however, did not necessarily involve her deposition (Rawlinson, op
Manasseh (1) - "Geshur and Aram (Syria) took the 23 towns of Jair and the 37 of Kenath and her daughters, 60 in all, from them"; so 1 Chronicles 2:23 ought to be translated In Judges 10:4 we find Jair the judge in Possession of 30 of them, recovered from the enemy
Supremacy - Christ receives the homage of all creation (Revelation 5:9-14), He is associated with God the Father in the Possession of ‘the kingdom of the world’ (Revelation 11:15), He Himself is ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’ (Revelation 19:11-16)
She'Chem - "The Canaanite was then in the land;" and it is evident that the region, if not the city, was already in Possession of the aboriginal race
Chaldaea - (Jeremiah 51:42); "she is a Possession for the bittern, and pools of water" (Isaiah 14:23)
Scythian - found the South Russian steppe in their Possession
Treasure - The treasure in heaven which Christ told him he should have was not to be gained by the simple process of denuding himself of his worldly Possessions—God would not step in to supply in the next world what he had voluntarily sacrificed in this. In this, however, they are like, that when the treasure is discovered each is willing to part with all he has for its Possession
Redeem, Redemption - Finding its context in the social, legal, and religious customs of the ancient world, the metaphor of redemption includes the ideas of loosing from a bond, setting free from captivity or slavery, buying back something lost or sold, exchanging something in one's Possession for something possessed by another, and ransoming
Gerizim - Gerizim, again, were the scenes of the great inaugural service of all Israel on taking Possession of the promised land (Deuteronomy 11:29; Deuteronomy 11:32; Deuteronomy 27:11-12, Joshua 8:33-34)
Antonius - Yet he lived to an unusual age, robust, and in full Possession of his faculties to the last
Attila, King And General of the Huns - 36) had two pretexts for his attack—his claim to the hand of Honoria and the vindication of the rights of an elder son of a Frank prince against his brother whom Aetius had given Possession of their paternal territory (Prisc
Certainty (2) - This verb is a ‘perfect-present,’ and by its very form indicates the Possession of knowledge, not its acquirement
Chance - Maria degli Angioli at Lugano, Luini represents the four soldiers as rising from a game of dice to dispute with one another the Possession of the seamless robe
Ezra - By investing the Law with a sanctity and influence that it had never before possessed, and making it the Possession of the entire community, he endowed the Jewish people with a cohesive power which was proof against all attacks from without
Version, the Authorised - ...
To show the cost of the early editions of the English New Testaments, it may be mentioned that in 1429 Nicholas Belward was accused of having in his Possession a New Testament which he had bought in London for four marks and forty pence (£2 16s
Ark of the Covenant - The Philistines, having gotten Possession of the ark, carried it in triumph to one of their principal cities, named Ashdod, and placed it in the temple of Dagon, whose image fell to the ground and was broken
Wells And Springs - The digging of a permanent well or the discovery of a spring was a public benefaction, and its Possession was a matter of great importance
Power of the Keys - That society, through its Possession of the Holy Spirit ( Luke 24:22 ), is thus empowered to declare the forgiveness or the retention of sins (cf
Philis'Tines - Later when the Philistines, joined by the Syrians and Assyrians, made war on the kingdom of Israel, Hezekiah formed an alliance with the Egyptians, as a counterpoise to the Assyrians, and the Possession of Philistia became henceforth the turning-point of the struggle between the two great empires of the East
Dress - (Luke 15:22 ) The number of robes thus received or kept in store for presents was very large, and formed one of the main elements of wealth in the East, (Job 22:6 ; Matthew 6:19 ; James 5:2 ) so that to have clothing implied the Possession of wealth and power
Jacob - He at least now had permanent Possession of part of the land God had promised to him and his descendants (Genesis 33:18-20)
Oneness - Such oneness, resting on the basis of Divine fellowship and the Possession of Christlike excellence, becomes a means of the attainment of perfection (John 17:23)
Timotheus, Called Aelurus - Collecting a band of turbulent men, he took Possession, in the latter part of Lent, of the great "Caesarean" church, and was there lawlessly consecrated by only two bishops, whom Proterius and the Egyptian synod had deposed, and who, like himself, had been sentenced to exile
Communion (2) - In other places it is spoken of as a personal knowledge of Him (1 John 2:3); in others, again, as a following in His footsteps (Mark 8:34, John 8:12); and in yet others as the Possession of a new type of life (John 3:16 : for the definition of eternal life as ‘knowing God’ see John 17:3, 1 John 5:20). Man’s sole possibility of communion with God lies in his Possession, potential or actual, of the Divine life (cf. Thus, while its neglect will open up the possibility of lapsing even to one who has been on intimate terms with Christ (Mark 14:18, John 13:18), its constant and progressive practice may bring a man to a union with God so close as to constitute his complete Possession by Divine influence (cf
John, Theology of - He does not dwell on the phenomena of demoniacal Possession, but he has much to say of ‘the devil’ or ‘the evil one’ as a personal embodiment of the principle and power of evil. John that fulness of Possession and enjoyment which alone realizes the great ends for which existence has been given to men, and it is to be realized only in the fulfilment of the highest human ideals through union with God in Christ. ’ It is defined in John 17:3 as consisting in the knowledge of God and Christ, where knowledge must certainly imply not a mere intellectual acquaintance, but a practical attainment in experience, including a state of heart and will as well as of mind, which makes God in Christ to be a true Possession of the soul that fellowship with God which constitutes the supreme Possession for man upon the earth
Retribution (2) - Specially significant is Luke 10:20; the main cause of rejoicing to the disciples is not the Possession of exceptional powers, but the knowledge that their names are written in heaven. Only this happiness will be a personal Possession of the soul; it may be accompanied by trouble and persecution in the world (Mark 10:30, John 16:2; John 16:33)
Genesis, Theology of - Abraham believes, offers a sacrifice, and hears a prophecy concerning his offspring of dark days of slavery followed by the Possession of the promised land. God again identifies himself to Abraham and again promises many offspring and the Possession of Canaan
Lots - ] As the Semites regarded the land inhabited by a nation as the Possession of the god of the nation, Palestine belonged, as an allotment, to Jahweh (Deuteronomy 32:9); hence it was His right and duty to put His people into actual Possession (Psalms 105:11, 1 Chronicles 16:18), which He did (Psalms 78:55; Psalms 135:12, Acts 13:19), and to divide it up by kleromancy into allotments to the various tribes (Joel 3:3; Numbers 33:54; Numbers 36:2)
Thomas - And a whole lifetime of melancholy, constitutional and circumstantial, had by this time settled down on Thomas, and had taken absolute and tyrannical Possession of him. And then His certainly impending death, and the unaccountable delay and disappearance of His promised kingdom: all that doubt, and fear, and despondency, and despair, met in Thomas's melancholy heart till it all took absolute Possession of him
Ananias And Sapphira - Ananias and Sapphira could not take rest till they, like Barnabas, had sold their Possession, and laid the price of it at Peter's feet. " That was a terrible salutation for a man to be met with who had just sold a Possession and laid such a large part of the price at the apostle's feet
Reuben - 151), to the effect that the Reuben-Bilhah story may refer to the custom in vogue among the heathen Arabs of inheriting the father’s concubines with his other Possessions, and that the tribe of Reuben may have held to it, being less advanced culturally than the others. Moses, however, requires of them that they shall first cross over and aid the other tribes in getting Possession of their respective lots
Tongues, Gift of - Here the Possession of the gift was not confined to those of Jewish birth
Sandemanians - Their kiss of charity used on this occasion at the admission of a new member, and at other times when they deem it necessary and proper; their weekly collection before the Lord's supper, for the support of the poor, and defraying other expenses; mutual exhortation; abstinence from blood and things strangled; washing each other's feet, when, as a deed of mercy, it might be an expression of love, the precept concerning which, as well as other precepts, they understand literally: community of goods, so far as that every one is to consider all that he has in his Possession and power, liable to the calls of the poor and the church; and the unlawfulness of laying up treasures upon earth, by setting them apart for any distant, future, and uncertain use
Medes - ) who disputed with the Aryans the Possession of the mountain region
Earth, Land - God promised Abraham that He would establish His covenant with Abraham and with his descendants as an everlasting covenant; all the “land of Canaan” was to be for an everlasting Possession (Genesis 17:8-9 )
Nero - At the opening of Nero’s reign, Tiridates, a Parthian, had established himself securely on the throne of Armenia, and the Possession of Armenia by the Romans was thus seriously threatened
Ransom - To meet such a situation Christ laid down His life as a price or means of redemption by which the forfeited Possession was restored
Dibon - Taken from Sihon with his other Possessions by Israel, and assigned to Gad (Numbers 32:33-34); mentioned also as belonging to Reuben (Joshua 13:9), the two pastoral tribes less strictly defining their boundaries than settled populations would. It was in Moab's Possession in Isaiah's time (Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:18; Jeremiah 48:22; Jeremiah 48:24)
Peter, Second, Theology of - The church is equated with Israel by their common experience of false prophets or teachers within the community (2:1), by their common Possession of divine revelation in the prophetic word (1:19; 3:2), and by their common claim to the patriarchs who have long since fallen asleep (3:4)
Know, Knowledge - Knowledge is not the Possession of information, but rather its exercise or actualization
Silas or Silyanus - Incidentally, like Paul, he is credited with the Possession of the Roman citizenship (Acts 16:19-40)
Damascus - Cyzicenus, the latter obtained Possession of the city
Refuge - (Psalms 32:7; Isaiah 32:2) And no less so is God the eternal Spirit, in his own sovereign power and GODHEAD; for he by his gracious influences stamps the whole authority of redemption on the hearts of his people, gives them his earnest of the promised Possession, and effectually seals their souls unto the day of redemption
Citizenship - The Possession of this honour (Acts 16:37; Acts 22:25 ff
Apollonius of Tyana - His miracles, again, do not result from his being in Possession of any secret communicable to other men, but arise from his own nature and wisdom. The miraculous birth of Proteus, and the circumstances attending it; the healing of demoniacal Possessions (was the idea of such Possessions in any way familiar to the Greeks?); the raising of the dead; the appearance of Apollonius to two of his disciples after his deliverance from Domitian; his ascent to heaven, and appearance after his death, these are points of similarity that cannot be evaded: and, taken together with the central idea of the book, they seem to imply that Philostratus consciously borrowed from the Gospels
Ammon, Ammonites - the Ammonites had made another attempt to get Possession of Gilead, and their barbarities in warfare excited the indignation of the prophet Amos ( Amos 1:13-15 ), Chronicles represents them as beaten a little later by Jotham of Judah, and as paying tribute to Uzziah ( 2 Chronicles 26:8 ; 2 Chronicles 27:5 )
Arabia - Soon after taking Possession of Judaea , the Romans sent an expedition, under Marcus Scaurus, against the Nabataeans (59 b
Formalism - There is the formalism to which the Possession of a high moral ideal stands for high morality
Fulness - ...
In Ephesians the emphasis is not so much upon Christ’s Possession of the Divine Pleroma as upon His communication of it to the Church
Ammonites - Semitic people living northeast of the Dead Sea in the area surrounding Rabbah who often battled with the Israelites for Possession of the fertile Gilead
Offerings - Whoever appropriated to himself any thing consecrated, or any thing that was promised, or found, or stolen, or deposited in his Possession for keeping; whoever swore falsely, or omitted to restore the goods that belonged to another, or injured him in any other way, presented for his trespass a ram, which had been submitted to the estimation of the priest, and not only made restitution, but allowed an additional amount of a fifth part by way of indemnification
Heaven - There is his Father's house, into which he is gone before, to prepare mansions of bliss for his disciples; it is the kingdom conferred upon him as the reward of his righteousness, and of which he has taken Possession as their forerunner, Acts 1:11 ; Hebrews 6:19-20
James - Salome requested our Saviour, that her two sons, James and John, might sit at his right hand, when he should be in Possession of his kingdom
Keep, Keeping - ...
A — 9: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong, get Possession of, hold fast," is used in Mark 9:10 , "(and) they kept (the saying)," i
Shechem - It is first mentioned in the history of Abraham, who here erected his first altar in Canaan, and took Possession of the country in the name of Jehovah, Genesis 12:6 33:18,19 35:4
Jacob - See references to his vision at Bethel and his Possession of land at Shechem in John 1:51 ; 4:5,12 ; also to the famine which was the occasion of his going down into Egypt in Acts 7:12 (See LUZ ; BETHEL
Ptolemae'us, - The disputed provinces, however remained in the Possession of Antiochus and Ptolemy was poisoned at the time when he was preparing an expedition to recover them from Seleucus, the unworthy successor of Antiochus
Fulness - ...
In Ephesians the emphasis is not so much upon Christ’s Possession of the Divine Pleroma as upon His communication of it to the Church
Authority of Christ - and ||), critical discussion of the authorship is foreclosed; when He recognizes Possession by unclean spirits (Mark 1:23 ff. and often), Possession is no longer a theory to explain certain facts, and therefore open to revision; it is itself a fact: it gives us a glimpse into the constitution of the spiritual universe which we are not at liberty to question. Parallel considerations apply to the belief in Possession which Jesus undoubtedly shared with His fellow-countrymen, and in fact with His contemporaries generally. Possession was the current theory of certain morbid conditions of human nature, physical, mental, and probably in some cases also moral; but the one thing of consequence in the Gospel is not that Jesus held this or any other theory about these morbid conditions, but that in Him the power of God was present to heal them
Jerusalem - The absence of the doubled "sh" forbids Ewald's derivation, jerush- "possession". Jerusalem did not become the nation's capital or even Possession until David's time, the seat of government and of the religious worship having been previously in the N. ...
The first destruction of tide lower city is recorded Judges 1:3-8; Judah, with Simeon, "smote it with the sword, and set it on fire" as being unable to retain Possession of it (for the Jebusites or Canaanites held the fortress), so that, as Josephus says ( Demon - Dickason, Angels: Elect and Evil: idem, Demon Possession and the Christian ; J. Montgomery, ed: Demon Possession ; H
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - He accused them of preaching an unknown God, and even denied their right to be called Christians at all, since without knowledge of God there could be no Christianity; while he denied to those who did not hold his views as to the nature of God and the generation of the Son the Possession of any true knowledge of the Divine Being. 34), commanded that his books should be burnt, and made the Possession of any of his writings a capital crime
Baptize, Baptism - But the association of water baptism with Spirit Possession gave rise to the curious phrase "baptism in/with Holy Spirit" ( Mark 1:8 ; Acts 1:5 ). ...
Paul certainly means that, given repentance and faith, the act of baptism (which can never be undone) accomplishes all it representscommitment to the Lord's Possession, admission to the church, enduement with the Spirit, remission and repudiation of sin
Devotion - In the parables the joy is occasionally festal and general, but sometimes becomes that of personal and assured Possession (Matthew 13:44; Matthew 13:46), or is even lifted up into likeness to the Saviour’s own joy, incapable of dimness or of eclipse (John 15:11, Matthew 25:21). Its degree is commensurate with that of right volition on the part of the disciple, and with that of Possession on the part of the Spirit; and these two, again, are mutually dependent
Zechariah, Prophecy of - Here the 'burden' is announced, God's vengeance that will come upon the nations in order that Israel may have Possession of Syria. It is in Israel He will take Possession
Joshua - His singular unselfishness herein appears; he who might have claimed the first and best is served the last, and with no extraordinary Possession above the rest. The slackness of Israel in taking Possession of the promised land and destroying the Canaanites was the drawback to the completeness of Joshua's work (Joshua 18:3); after their long nomadic life the people were slow in settling down in separate homes; fear of the foes' attack too made them shrink from the trouble of defending themselves severally: a root of bitterness left which bore deadly fruit under the judges
Moab, Moabites - We know that the Nabatæans were in Possession of this country a little later, and it is probable that by the time of Nehemiah they had for ever brought the Moabite power to an end
Spiritual Gifts - Slaves or women, people of no account before, found themselves in Possession of mysterious powers, which gave them a position of importance among their fellow-Christians
Cross, Crucifixion - In any case, the wrath is not to be seen as the capricious anger of a malevolent God, but rather as the careful, considered fury of the Holy One of Israel against the evil that keeps man from his rightful place as God's highest and most prized Possession
Slave - (Exodus 21:32 ) ...
That the slave might be manumitted appears from (Exodus 21:26,27 ; Leviticus 19:20 ) ...
The slave is described as the "possession" of his master, apparently with a special reference to the power which the latter had of disposing of him to his heirs, as he would any other article of personal property
Esau - He carried away all his substance from Canaan there, to take full Possession of Seir and drive out its original inhabitants
Relics - The latter paid considerable sums for legs and arms, skulls, and jaw-bones (several of which were Pagan, and some not human, ) and other things that were supposed to have belonged to the primitive worthies of the Christian church; and thus the Latin churches came to the Possession of those celebrated relics of St
Phoenice - Accho (Acre), a capital harbor, assigned to Asher, was not occupied by that tribe (Deuteronomy 23:17-184); but remained in the Canaanites' Possession
Timothy - The opening years of Timothy were full of promise through his Possession of a rich spiritual endowment
Saint - ’ A more common description in the NT of the kingdom which is the Possession of the saints is ‘inheritance’ (see article Heir)
Wisdom of Christ - The continued Possession by the Incarnate Logos of the fulness of the Divine wisdom is no isolated doctrine, but is necessarily involved in the Logos-Christology of St
Womanliness - ‘We have a lovely group of female disciples and friends around the Lord: Mary, the wife of Clopas; Salome, the mother of James and John; Mary of Bethany, who sat at Jesus’ feet; her busy and hospitable sister Martha; Mary of Magdala, whom the Lord healed of a demoniacal Possession; the sinner, who washed His feet with her tears of penitence and wiped them with her hair; and all the noble women who ministered to the Son of Man in His earthly poverty with the gifts of their love (Luke 8:3, Matthew 27:55, Mark 15:41), lingered last around His Cross (John 19:25), and were first at His open sepulchre on the morning of the resurrection (Matthew 28:1, John 20:1)’ Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - " By that deliverance, Israel became the Lord's treasured Possession
Polygamy - Paley) if to one man be allowed an exclusive right to five or more women, four or more men must be deprived of the exclusive Possession of any; which could never be the order intended
Corban - ...
Commentators are divided as to whether the dedication was meant seriously, and the property actually given to God and put into the treasury; or whether the utterance of the word was a mere evasion, and when the magic word corban had been uttered over any Possession, the unfilial son was able to ‘square’ matters with the Rabbis, so as to be free from obligation to support his aged parents (Bruce on Matthew 15:5)
Samaritan Pentateuch - To His honour I have written this holy law at the entrance of the tabernacle of testimony on Mount Gerizim, Beth El, in the 13th year of taking Possession of Canaan
Ate - ...
Genesis 22:17 (a) Since the gate is the entrance to the walled city, the Possession of the gate indicates victory over the enemy and the conquering of his city
Beauty - ...
With regard to things physically and morally loathsome, on the other hand, the disease of leprosy (Matthew 8:2, Luke 7:22; Luke 17:12) and the affliction of demoniac Possession (Matthew 9:32, Mark 7:26, Luke 8:39 etc
Dionysius (3), Bishop of Corinth - Denis in France claimed to be in Possession of the body of Dionysius of Corinth, alleged to have been brought from Greece to Rome, and given them in 1215 by Innocent III
Sanhedrim - As soon as the people were in Possession of the land of promise, the sanhedrim followed the tabernacle, and it continued at Jerusalem, whither it was removed, till the captivity
Stumbling - ' At hearing this he grew quite outrageous; called Mohammed and Allah to witness, that he did not know what it was to fear any thing; declared that he was convinced some infernal spirit had that day got Possession of me, &c
Call, Called, Calling - , Luke 14:12 ; of "calling" by name, with the implication of the pleasure taken in the Possession of those "called," e
Joannes (520), Monk And Author - This again assists the chronology; for as the Persians obtained Possession of Jerusalem in 615 and in 616 advanced from Palestine and took Alexandria (Rawl
Redemption - ...
It is only an elaboration of the central idea of this declaration when Paul (Titus 2:14), stirred to the depths of his being by the remembrance of all that he owes to ‘our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ,’ for ‘the epiphany of whose glory’ he is looking forward as his most ‘blessed hope,’ celebrates in burning words the great transaction to which he attributes it all: ‘who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own Possession, zealous of good works. ’ It is expressed here thus: ‘That he might ransom us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people for his own Possession, zealous of good works. He too is exhorting his readers to a life, during their sojourn here expecting the revelation of the Lord, consonant with their high dignity as a people of God’s own Possession
Revelation - Its authority depends on the fact that their special relation to Christ and their exceptional Possession of the Spirit gave them the power to receive and declare God’s truth for mankind. Not fitness to edify, or age, or the Possession of truth, but with these, and underlying them, the presence of a Divine element in the men whose writings we possess, gives the books their authority for us as a record and vehicle of Divine revelation
Meekness (2) - ’ ‘To inherit the earth’ (or, rather, ‘the land’) was originally the formula for the Israelitish Possession of the Promised Land (Genesis 15:7, Deuteronomy 4:38). The inheritance of the earth by the meek does not come through outward Possession, but by spiritual sovereignty
Saul - As time went on, and as trials and temptations beset Saul, a hard and stony heart, a spirit of rebellion, and pride, and envy, and jealousy, and despair took Possession of Saul, and held Possession of Saul to his terrible end
Moses - Moses promised that Hebron should be Caleb’s Possession ( Joshua 14:8-14 )
Jonah, Theology of - Salvation is Yahweh's exclusive Possession (2:10)
Joshua, the Book of - Its teaching is that the Lord allowed his people to conquer the land of Canaan, to take Possession of the area He had promised to the patriarchs
Manasseh - As we have seen in Judges 5:14 , where Machir takes the place of Manasseh, he appears to be in Possession on the West; and Machir, the son of Manasseh, is said to have gone to Gilead and taken it ( Numbers 32:39 ), and if so, he must have operated from his original seat
Holy Spirit, the - " "After they have believed, they are sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the (final) redemption of the purchased Possession" (Ephesians 1:13-14; also 2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
Make - To secure to one's Possession as, to make sure of the game
Malachi, Theology of - At Mount Sinai the nation of Israel became God's "treasured Possession" (Exodus 19:5 ), a term used in Malachi 3:17 also
Titus, Theology of - As God's special Possessions, we are to be "eager to do what is good" (2:14). While other New Testament verses stress the present Possession of eternal life by the Christian, Paul emphasizes the future consummation of that eternal life with the return of Jesus Christ in glory and power
Abgar - A church in Genoa makes a rival claim to the Possession of the original handkerchief portrait
Burial - No sooner had it been placed beyond doubt that Jesus was really dead, than Joseph of Arimathaea obtained permission to take Possession of His body (Matthew 27:57 ff
Abraham - ...
To the Christian the life of this patriarch is worthy of the deepest attention, in view of the varied manifestations whereby God revealed Himself to him, whether in the formation of his character under those manifestations, or in the Christian's connections with him in the way of faith, or with respect to the unconditional promises made to him as to the Possession of the land of Palestine both in the past and in the future
John - Whereas the Word of John is a Divine Person; and, moreover, a Divine Person in human nature: a revelation, an experience, and a Possession, of which John himself is the living witness and the infallible proof
Anathema - The Spirit of God is the author of any confession that Jesus is Lord; ecstasy or even demoniac Possession may be pleaded for the assertion that Jesus for His teaching is destined to Divine destruction, but never the breath of the Holy Spirit
Culdees - According to Bede, having converted the northern Picts, he received from Brudi, their king, the island of Hii in Possession, for the purpose of erecting a monastery
Gods - As the greater gods had Possession of heaven by their own right, these secondary deities had it by merit and donation, being translated into heaven because they had lived as gods upon earth
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - Five days afterwards (May 2) Athanasius died, and Peter took Possession of "the evangelical throne
Theodoricus, the Ostrogoth - Apollinare Nuovo, the church he built for his Arlan fellow-worshippers, of which they retained Possession till the time of bp
English Versions - ]'>[8] The strongest argument adduced in support of this view is the Possession of copies of the versions in question both by kings and princes of England, and by religious houses and persons of unquestioned orthodoxy. It has, however, been shown conclusively that the depositions of the witnesses against the Lollards (which cannot be regarded as wholly irrelevant to the charges brought against them) constantly make mention of the Possession of vernacular Bibles; and that the changes against Richard Hun, based upon the prologue to the Bible in his Possession, are taken verbatim from the prologue to the version which we now know as Purvey’s
Holy Spirit (2) - If they do not mention the Spirit at every step, it is because they think of Him as in full Possession of it continually. ), what is involved in His Possession of the Spirit. The expulsion of evil spirits from the possessed is regarded in the Gospel as a chief manifestation of the Possession by Jesus of the Holy Spirit
Trade And Commerce - We have unfortunately no account of the financial system which must have been introduced with the foundation of the kingdom, though the prophecy of Samuel ( 1 Samuel 8:11-17 ) suggests that the king claimed a tithe of all produce, but in theory had a right to both the persons and Possessions of his subjects. ...
The foreign commerce conducted in king Solomon’s time is represented in his biography as a venture of his own, whence the goods brought home were his own Possessions; and the same holds good of commerce in the time of Jehoshaphat ( 1 Kings 22:49-50 ). In 1 Kings 20:34 there appears to be a reference to a practice by which sovereigns obtained the right to the Possession of bazaars in each other’s capitals the nearest approach to a commercial treaty that we find in this literature. On the other hand, the earlier chronicle states that Elath served as the port of Jerusalem on the Red Sea, and, after Solomon’s time, was repeatedly taken out of the Possession of the Jewish kings, and re-captured
Church - It is the people of Possession ( Ephesians 1:14 , cf. Christ’s love for the Church, for which He gave Himself ( Ephesians 5:25 ), constituting a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of Possession ( 1 Peter 2:5 ; 1 Peter 2:9 ) through His blood ( Ephesians 2:13 ), completes the parallel, or rather marks the identity, with the historical Israel
Foresight - They connect these manifestations of foresight with the Possession by Him of knowledge in general, in comprehension and penetration alike far beyond what is native to man. The Evangelists, in a word, obviously intend to attribute Divine omniscience to Jesus, and in their adduction of instances of His supernatural knowledge, whether with respect to hidden things or to those yet buried in the future, are illustrating His Possession of this Divine omniscience (cf
Tyre - Saladin was repelled in 1187, but the spot was abandoned in 1291, and the Moslems took Possession of it
Fall - It tells how the first man and woman, living in childlike innocence and happiness in the Garden of Eden, were tempted by the subtle serpent to doubt the goodness of their Creator, and aim at the Possession of forbidden knowledge by tasting the fruit of the one tree of which they had been expressly charged not to eat
Family - And the Book of Proverbs testifies to the advantage accruing to a man in the Possession of a good wife (Proverbs 19:14 ; Proverbs 31:10 ff
Ahab - " By false witness suborned at her direction, Naboth and his sons (after he had refused to sell his inheritance to Ahab, Leviticus 25:23) were stoned; and Ahab at Jezebel's bidding went down to take Possession (1 Kings 21; 2 Kings 9:26)
Marriage (i.) - In marriage she was practically the purchased Possession of her husband, becoming bèûlah to him as her ba‘al, or owner and master. The reference to marrying and giving in marriage, with the Flood at the door, exemplified that pre-occupation of the mind with worldly interests and ambitions by which men forget the transitoriness of life and the precariousness of its Possessions
Interpretation - Christians gave to the OT all the prestige it had in Judaism, believing that they, through their faith in Christ, had come into Possession of the only key to all true interpretation
Isaiah, Book of - ...
The following seven divisions are distinctly marked:...
Isaiah 1 — Isaiah 12 : The sinful condition of the people as still in Possession of the land; various pleadings and chastisements culminating in the Assyrian; the introduction of Immanuel; ends with a song
Deaf And Dumb - Mark (Mark 9:14-29), is upon one whose dumbness was linked with demoniacal Possession
Hold - To defend to keep Possession to maintain
Ecbatana - Its key is always in Possession of the head of the Jews resident at Hamadan
Election - For although "the elect" have an individual interest in such an election as parts of the collective body, thus placed in Possession of the ordinances of Christianity; yet many others have the same advantages, who still remain under the guilt and condemnation of sin and practical unbelief
Samaria - Lastly, the Jews reentered into the full Possession of this whole country under John Hircanus, the Asmonean, who took Samaria, and, according to Josephus, made the river run through its ruins
Take - ...
22: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to take hold of, get Possession of," is translated "to take" in Matthew 9:25 ; 22:6 ; 26:4 ; Mark 1:31 ; 5:41 ; 9:27 ; 14:1,44,46,49 ; Luke 8:54 ; Acts 24:6
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - For two years Paul retained Possession of the cathedral and of the bishop's residence attached to it, asserting his rights as the ruler of the church of Antioch
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - ...
If in Jude eternal life seems to be a future Possession, many other references speak of it as a present reality. Biblical statements taken in their entirety counsel careful regard for both aspects of a two-sided truth: eternal life is a present Possession in terms of its reality, efficacy, and irrevocability (John 10:28 )
Canon of the Old Testament - But, happily for the Canon, an alphabet had become the Possession of some of the Semitic family before the Hebrews had anything to put on record. , Amos, and Micah, had delivered their message a century ago, and their words were in the Possession of their disciples
Forgiveness - ...
Israel is distinguished from other nations as being chosen by God out of all the nations of the earth as his special Possession (cf. It is significant that Exodus 19:5 makes Israel's status as God's special Possession conditional on obedience
Abraham - Abraham acquired now the needful Possession of a burying-place, the cave of Machpelah, by purchase from the owner of it, Ephron the Hittite (Genesis 23 ); and there he buried Sarah
Commentary - This is a valuable work, and ought to be in the Possession of every student: it is much esteemed abroad, three editions of it having been published on the continent
James, the General Epistle of - " James meets the Jews' false notion that their Possession of the law, though they disobeyed it, and their descent from Abraham and notional belief apart from obedience, would justify (an error which Paul also combats, Romans 2:17-25; compare James 1:22)
Renunciation - —Ideas of renunciation in the teaching of Jesus may be classed under three heads: (1) renunciation of what is sinful, (2) surrender of worldly Possessions, (3) special self-abnegation. Renunciation in its bearing on temporal Possessions is expounded in the address that followed the rebuke of covetousness (Luke 12:13-34, Matthew 6:19-34). The things surrendered may be Possessions, kindred, or even life (Luke 18:29). He who subordinates the self-regarding virtues to the altruistic, who abandons rights and Possessions while he cherishes the love of God and of man, will find even in this life ‘manifold more. The Son of Man had no Possessions, no fixed abode. The theorem ‘die to live’ involves on the one hand absolute surrender of self and of every good to the Father of spirits, and on the other hand restoration in another form through the Possession of an enlarged life filled with deeper and wider interests
Land (of Israel) - But the land you are crossing over to take Possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks water rain from heaven" (Deuteronomy 11:10-11 )
New Creation - The new creation, which stands in need of some clarification here (though presumably the Galatians knew the concept already), is characterized by all that participation in Christ's death (5:24; 6:14) affords: new life from death (2:19-20) "in Christ" (3:26-28); "belonging" to Christ (3:29; 5:24); Possession of the Spirit (3:3; 4:6); life lived in dependence on and submission to the Spirit (5:16-18,25; 6:8)
Hopefulness - —Knowing that all our Possessions of grace come from Christ, in whom we believe all fulness dwells, and believing that He alone among the sons of men possessed perfect knowledge, we might be led to doubt whether we could justly attribute hope to Him. The fact, then, that our Lord’s faith rendered future objects of desire almost a present Possession in no way prevented Him from experiencing this grace
Hymns - Whatever may be the final verdict of critics as to the date, the beauty of the thoughts is an abiding Possession for all who are interested in early Christian hymns
Stephen - ...
The burials and purchases were virtually one so far as his purpose was concerned, namely, to show the faith of the patriarchs and their interest in Canaan when to the eye of sense all seemed against the fulfillment of God's promise; Stephen hereby implying that, however visionary Jesus' and His people's prospects might seem, yet they are as certain as were the patriarchs' prospects when their only Possession in Canaan was a tomb
Gnosticism - Gnosticism culminated, as the name suggests, in the glorification of knowledge and in a tendency to set knowledge against faith, regarding the former as superior and as the special Possession of a select spiritual few, and associating the latter with the great mass of average people who could not rise to the higher level
Redeem - 25:25: “If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his Possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold
Canaan - Various arguments have been adduced to justify the conquest of Canaan, and the extermination of its inhabitants by the Israelites; as, that the land had been allotted to Shem and his sons after the flood, and the sons of Ham were usurpers; that they first assaulted to the Jews; that Abraham had taken Possession of the land ages before; that the Canaanites were akin to the Egyptians, and implicated in their guilt and punishment as oppressors of the Hebrews. It must be observed also, that full notice was previously given them to quit their forfeited Possessions; a solemn writ of ejectment had been issued by the great Proprietor, and if they resisted, they incurred the consequences
Joab - Joab thus was in Possession of the awful secret of the king, and henceforth exercised an almost complete sway over him (2 Samuel 19:7)
Purity (2) - ’...
It is in the fullest accordance with Christ’s habitual standpoint and with His teaching elsewhere that He adopted baptism, which had long been a symbolic and ceremonial rite of purification in Judaism, as a fundamental ordinance for His followers: but it is equally in character with His mind and teaching that in the place of its old negative significance He gave it a new and positive meaning, by making it baptism into the Divine Name He had revealed, and into the practical observance of His commands, and the enduring Possession of His Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20)
Province - This condition having been complied with, all of Sicily except Syracuse and its territory, which remained in the Possession of King Hiero, the ally of Rome, became the first Roman province, Prouincia Sicilia, governed by an annual praetor, elected for the purpose, over and above the regular establishment of two praetors, who remained in the city of Rome
Christ in Reformation Theology - The grace of God was always to them the grace of Christ; the Holy Spirit was the Spirit of Christ; the presence of God was the presence of Christ, and the Possession of God was the Possession of Christ. Grace became simply the Possession of, and the presence of, Christ, who is the whole God
Holy Spirit - First Samuel 16:13 further suggests that David retained the Spirit as a permanent Possession, apparently unlike others in the Old Testament. From Pentecost on, however, the Spirit becomes a permanent Possession of God's people, yet believers may still be repeatedly "filled" in order to speak courageously for Christ (the 120 Acts 2:4 ; Peter 4:8; all Jerusalem believers 4:31; Saul 9:17; 13:9)
Sin (2) - But though what might have remained an external and almost physical conception became the manifestation of one eternal life (John 3:15-16, 1 John 1:1-3), nevertheless the Church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15), the relation of a people of Possession to their rightful Lord, King, and Father (Titus 2:14) is constant. Possession by demons is an abnormal case of its influence over human beings (e
Character - Its ideal is not self-possession and self-complacency, but a Possession by Christ (Galatians 2:20), and a pleasing of Christ (Philippians 1:20). It was sufficient to slay worldly ambitions outright, so that men sold their Possessions (Acts 4:34), and at a later age secluded themselves in hermit or monastic dwellings
Gregorius Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocaesarea - of this creed was in Possession of the church at Neocaesarea. Some took Possession of the goods of those who had been dragged into bondage
Atonement (2) - Not only in this passage but throughout the Acts the Possession of the Spirit is emphasized as the essential mark of discipleship (Acts 2:38; Acts 4:31; Acts 5:32; Acts 8:14-19; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:47; Acts 11:16; Acts 13:52; Acts 19:1-6). Nor, again, was it possible for those to whom the Possession of the Spirit was a fact of experience to regard God otherwise than as the Father
Tarsus - A property qualification was now required for Possession of the citizenship
Sol'Omon - When David was old and feeble, Adonijah, Solomon's older brother attempted to gain Possession of the throne; but he was defeated, and Solomon went down to Gihon and was proclaimed and anointed king
Moses - The descendants of Jacob were allowed to retain their Possession of Goshen undisturbed, but after the death of Joseph their position was not so favourable
Elijah - 20), is introduced with dramatic suddenness only at the end of this section, confronting Ahab for taking Possession of the vineyard
King (2) - ]'>[1] who deny that Jesus thought of Himself as the Messiah at all, there are others who are convinced that He was in Possession of some kind of ‘Messianic consciousness’; and among the latter the controversy turns upon the peculiar significance and the specific colouring of the implied claims and expectations
Mammon - Watts’ picture of ‘Mammon,’ with its coarse, gross limbs crushing human life; to which one pendant is the same painter’s picture entitled, ‘For he had great Possessions. The object of the parable is to point out how one may best use this tainted Possession in view of the future, and the teaching is on the lines of the later Jewish Rabbis, who attached high religious significance to alms (cf
Marks Stigmata - The servant was not a mere hireling, but a Possession, made secure by the unbreakable bonds of mutual affection
Death (2) - Life is a spiritual Possession here and now, and has its counterpart in ‘death,’ which is likewise realized in the present world
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In Psalm 2 (and Psalm 1 and Psalm 2 may be said to be introductory to the whole) we have Christ rejected by Jew and Gentile, yet set as King in Zion, and declared to be the Son of God, having the earth for His Possession, and judging His enemies, the nations
Adoption - Glorious, is that in which the saints, being raised from the dead, are at the last day solemnly owned to be the children of God, and enter into the full Possession of that inheritance provided for them, Romans 7:19 ; Romans 7:23
Free Will - Certainly the conclusion that men are not free operates against contrition for sin and repentance,—hinders one from feeling that he is guilty before God,—and perhaps it is partly with the desire to get rid of the sense of sin that some men argue against our Possession of freedom
Foundation - of Possession
End - More often, this word represents the peoples who live outside the territory of Israel: “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the [2] of the earth for thy Possession” ( Abraham - ), and to repeat the offensive imputation of demoniacal Possession (John 8:42)
Clovis, King of Salian Franks - Thus he suggested the murder of his father to Sigebert, king of the Ripuarian Franks, and when the deed was done, himself took Possession of the kingdom (Greg
Bethlehem - The nave, which is in Possession of the Armenians, is separated from the three other branches of the cross by a wall, so that the unity of the edifice is destroyed
Philistim - It is certain that, in the time of Abraham, the Canaanites were in Possession of the rest of the land, to which they gave their name: but the extreme south of Philistia, or Palestine, was even then possessed by the Philistines, whose king, Abimelech, reigned at Gerar
David - After this, when obliged, by the command of God, to give up some of Saul's family to justice, for the murder of the Gibeonites, he spared Mephibosheth, Micah, and his family, the male descendants of Saul and Jonathan, who alone could have any pretence to dispute the crown with him, and surrendered only Saul's bastard children, and those of his daughter by Adriel, who had no right or possible claim to the throne, and could never give him any uneasiness in the Possession of it; and thus showed his inviolable regard for his oaths, his tenderness to Saul, and the warmth of his gratitude and friendship to Jonathan
Deluge - And we are fortunate in the Possession of an earlier form of the legend, which belongs to Babylonia, and makes it probable that its origin is to be ascribed to the inundation of the large Babylonian plain by the bursting forth of one of the rivers by which it is intersected, and perhaps also, as some think, to the incursion of a tidal wave due to an earthquake somewhere in the South. He took on board all his Possessions, ‘the seed of life of every kind that I possessed,’ cattle and beasts of the field, his family, servants, and craftsmen
Abraham - ), and to repeat the offensive imputation of demoniacal Possession (John 8:42)
Omnipotence - It is through the Possession of these qualities that Christ is one with the Father, and approves Himself as the Son of God
Peace (2) - Men have been known to make bequests when they had nothing to leave; but peace was a blessing which Jesus had power to bestow, because it was His own peculiar Possession
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Fourth, the notion of the Israelites as a divinely chosen people encouraged fierce nationalistic overtones in Hebrew religion and education; religiously the Israelites were obligated to the demands of God's holiness in order to remain his special Possession, while educationally they were obligated to instruct all nations in divine holiness and redemption as Yahweh's instrument of light to the nations. There was also an attendant benefit attached to this "behavior modification in Yahwistic moral values"the Possession of the land of covenant promise for those Israelites who followed through on the charge to educate their children in the way of the Lord
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Wisdom was not regarded as the peculiar Possession of Israel; indeed in certain portions of the OT, Edom is regarded as its home. ...
Amiel, who will not be suspected of narrowness, or bondage to old forms, speaking of the efficacy of religion, writes: ‘When the cross became the “foolishness” of the cross, it took Possession of the masses
Inspiration - ]'>[2] ...
This theory has all the prestige which antiquity can give it, for it runs back to those primitive stages of civilization in which Possession by a deity was produced by inhaling fumes, or by violent dancings and contortions. 244) he maintains that when a man receives the inspired word, either his intelligence is enthralled in sleep, or he is demented by some distemper or Possession
Judas Iscariot (2) - In this context the statement that Judas carried the money put into the bag which was in his Possession seems singularly tame, if it is not mere repetition. ’ In the Fourth Gospel the genesis of the foul purpose is distinguished from its consummation; the Satanic influences were not irresistible; the devil had not full Possession of the heart of Judas until, ‘after the sop,’ he acted on the suggestion which had then become his own resolve
Wisdom - This primitive ‘wisdom’ was not regarded as an exclusively Israelitish Possession, but was shared with other nations ( 1 Kings 4:30-31 , Genesis 41:8 , Judges 5:29 , Jeremiah 10:7 , Ezekiel 27:8 )
Disease - At Mark 9:17,25 , the RSV text speaks of spirit Possession, the page-heading of "epilepsy"; at Matthew 17:15 the RSV uses "epileptic" for Matthew's "moonstruck"; at Matthew 4:24 , epileptics are distinguished from demoniacs. Luke, a physician, delights to show that Christ had overcome Satan, binding "the strong one" and spoiling his Possessions
Marriage - In all cases his counsel is true, "that they that have wives be as though they had none," namely, in permanent Possession, not making idols of them
Holy Spirit - The account of creation in Genesis puts us in Possession of the root idea ( Genesis 1:2-3 )
Samaria - 2) in the time of this victorious Maccabaean prince and high priest, whose sons destroyed it after a year’s siege, and took Possession of the whole district for the Jews (Bellum Judaicum (Josephus) I
House - After their wilderness sojourn in tents they entered into Possession of the Canaanite goodly cities
Ransom (2) - But Satan was deceived in the bargain, for, having obtained Possession of the sinless soul of Jesus, he could not hold it
Elijah - Abah, on his way to take Possession of his ill-gotten estate, meets his old antagonist, who pronounces the judgment of God upon him: ‘In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine,’ is the prophet’s greeting
Joshua, Theology of - In addition to the obedience of the people in taking Possession of the land according to God's will, there is a significant theological theme of rest before God
Idol, Idolatry - God's election separated the people from unholiness and to himself as his special Possession. It is a matter of the heart, associated with pride, self-centeredness, greed, gluttony (Philippians 3:19 ), and a love for Possessions (Matthew 6:24 )
King, Christ as - The central theme of the covenant God made with Abraham was the promise that the land of Canaan would be "an everlasting Possession" to him and his descendants (Genesis 17:8 )
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Solomon (appropriately to his name, which means king of peace) also did so, for his reign was preeminently the period of peaceful Possession when every man dwelt under his own vine and figtree (1 Kings 4:25); immediately after that the last relic of wilderness life was abolished by the ark being taken from under curtains and deposited in the magnificent temple of stone in the seventh month (2 Chronicles 5:3), the feast of tabernacles was celebrated on the 15th day, and on the 23rd Solomon sent the great congregation away glad in heart for the goodness that the Lord had showed unto David, Solomon, and Israel His people
Fall - To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance or otherwise, as Possession or property
Widow - The fact that widows had land within their Possession probably indicated that they held it in trust for their children (1 Kings 17:7-9 ; 2 Kings 4:1-2 ; cf
Carpocrates, Philospher - Carpocrates claimed to be in Possession of the true teaching of Christ spoken secretly by Him to His apostles, and communicated by them in tradition to the worthy and faithful; and the apostolic doctrine that men are to be saved by faith and love was used by him to justify an antinomian view of the complete indifference of works
Docetism - He conceded to Jesus the Possession of a real body capable of really affecting the senses, but held that that body was made of a different substance from ours and was peculiar as regards its sustenance by earthly nutriment (Letter to Agathopus, ap
Socinians - Some of them, likewise, maintain the sleep of the soul, which, they say, becomes insensible at death, and is raised again with the body at the resurrection, when the good shall be established in the Possession of eternal felicity, while the wicked shall be consigned to a fire that will torment them, not eternally, but for a certain duration, proportioned to their demerits
Jephthah - to Israel's appointed Possession), including a portion formerly belonging to Moab and Ammon, but wrested from them by Sihon (Numbers 21:26; Numbers 21:28-29); for Joshua 13:25-26 shows that Sihon's conquests must have included, besides the Moabite land mentioned in the Pentateuch, half the Ammonite land E
Theodosius i., the Great - About July 379 Gregory of Nazianzus, coming there, assumed the care of its one orthodox church, the Arians having Possession of the see and all the other churches
David - Seven sons passed by but were rejected, notwithstanding Samuel's pre-possession in favor of Eliab's countenance and stature, since Jehovah, unlike man, "looks not on the outward appearance but on the heart. ...
His armor David took first to his tent, and afterward to the tabernacle at Nob; his head David brought to Jerusalem (the city, not the citadel, which was then a Jebusite Possession)
Inspiration And Revelation - And here, too, there was many a pagan who, though without the privileges which the Jew enjoyed through the Possession of a written law, faithfully observed such inner law as he had. It is the fundamental attribute which gives to the OT its character as a sacred book; it marks the point at which God meets man; it is Israel’s most characteristic Possession
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The distinction between gradual experimental recognition (γινώσκειν, ἐπιγινώσκειν) and the actual Possession of knowledge (εἰδέναι) is well preserved; e. ), was that as many, not as few, as possible of the average hearers addressed might, by seeking and its discipline, come to find aright, instead of resting in imaginary Possession of a knowledge that was really error
Feasts And Festivals of Israel - They were theological in that the observance of the festivals presented the participants with lessons on the reality of sin, judgment, and forgiveness, on the need for thanksgiving to God, and on the importance of trusting God rather than hoarding Possessions. " The image implies that Israel is unique among the nations as the special Possession of God. This interpretation is strained, however, since nowhere else does the Old Testament (or the New Testament) speak of returning sin to Satan as if it were his Possession
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - Yahweh had chosen Israel to be a people of his own Possession (Exodus 19:1-6 ). He knew that Possession of the ark was not an automatic guarantee of the Lord's blessing
Manuscripts - It was probably written in Egypt, and came in 1098 into the Possession of the patriarch of Alexandria, from which place it gets its name. 2), in the Possession of Flinders Petrie, of the 4th century
Arius, Followers of - But when he demanded of Athanasius that he should allow the use of one church to the Arians in Alexandria, the latter preferred a request in his turn that the same thing should be done in cities where the Arians were in Possession—a request which Constantius did not deem it prudent to grant. On the other hand, the dissensions which broke out between Eudoxius, patriarch of Antioch and afterwards of Constantinople and his Arian (or Anomoean) allies, drove both him and Valens into the arms of the Homoeans, in whose Possession most of the churches were
Ascension of Isaiah - -The idea of demonic Possession is very prominent in the Martyrdom of Isaiah. In part the two seem identical; both dwell and rule in the firmament (7:9; 4:2), take Possession of Manasseh (2:1; 1:9; 3:11; 5:1), are wroth with Isaiah for his visions (5:15; 3:13; 5:1), and cause Isaiah to be sawn asunder (11:41; 5:15)
Abram - Lot returning to the plain of the Jordan, which before the destruction of Sodom was as "the garden of God," and Abraham to Mamre, near Hebron, after receiving a renewal of the promise, that God would give him the whole land for a Possession. Paul, he lived in tents in preference to settling in the land of Canaan, though it had been given to him for a Possession, in order that he might thus proclaim his faith in the eternal inheritance of which Canaan was a type; and in bearing this testimony, his example was followed by Isaac and Jacob, the "heirs with him of the same promise," who also thus "confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims," and that "they looked" for a continuing and eternal city in heaven
Zechariah, Book of - In general, the historical situation seems to be that of the years after Alexander’s conquests and death, when the Egyptian and Syrian rulers struggled for the Possession of Palestine
Canon of the New Testament - By God's gracious providence most of the books of the New Testament were in the church's Possession years before the death of leading apostles, all of them before the death of John
Sacrifice - As an offering, it was a personal Possession they gave
Stranger, Alien, Foreigner - The word ‘stranger’ (from extraneus) has been so long in Possession as the rendering of several distinct words in the Hebrew and Greek texts that it is difficult to introduce changes in translation that appear desirable in order to distinguish those words from each other, and doubtful in some instances whether an exact rendering would be tolerable to the ear of English readers
Lord - Lordship must include power to exercise control as well as Possession of power within the boundaries of a well-defined system such as law
Crimes And Punishments - ...
In BC restitution varies from fivefold for an ox, and fourfold for a sheep that has been stolen and thereafter killed or sold, to twofold if the animal is still in the thief’s Possession (BC 22:1 4), and finally to a simple equivalent in the case of wilful damage to a neighbour’s property ( ib
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The reference of our Lord to Satan as binding the woman is not to be understood as pointing to Possession, although it may have been a reflexion of the current idea that all bodily deformity was due to demonic agency—in which case the description is due to the Evangelist lather than to Jesus
Good - The declaration has some affinity with Stoic thought; but the difference lies in this, that for Stoic self-sufficiency there is substituted the Possession of the love of God in Christ as the satisfying portion of the soul (Romans 8:39)
Commandments - What He demands in the last resort is a change of nature such as can be effected only by faith in Him and Possession of His spirit
Samuel, First Book of - 5,1 Samuel 6 rehearse the judgements of God on the Philistines while the ark was in their Possession, and the fall of their god Dagon
Constantius ii, Son of Constantius - His general character also underwent a change for the worse after the unexpected suicide of Magnentius, which put him in sole Possession of the empire
Elijah - ' And I, for one, am for ever deep in their debt for their so doing, for the prophetic and apostolic idiom in the margin takes Possession of my imagination
Dwelling - Some of the material of these houses may be still existing in the massive dwellings of Bashan, altered from what they were when the victorious tribes took Possession of them
Marriage - It is connected with the peace of society by assigning one woman to one man, and the state protects him, therefore, in her exclusive Possession
Eternity - So it is applied to the Jewish priesthood; to the Mosaic ordinances; to the Possession of the land of Canaan; to the hills and mountains; to the earth, &c
Houses - So Joseph was of the house of David, Luke 1:27 ; Luke 2:4 ; but more especially he was of his royal lineage, or family; and, as we conceive, in the direct line or eldest branch of the family; so that he was next of kin to the throne, if the government had still continued in Possession of the descendants of David
David - All was now changed for David; but, alas, the first thing recorded after getting Possession of Zion is "David took more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron
Jacob - The sovereign authority was to continue in the Possession of Judah, till from that tribe Shiloh should appear, and then the royalty must cease
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - He has indeed to speak ἐν πνεύματι; but his speech is to be confirmed by his Possession of ‘the ways of the Lord,’ i
Nero - There had been for some time a struggle between the Romans and the Parthians, their hereditary enemies, for the Possession of Armenia
Covenant - (1) Israel would realize the life, love, and blessedness of being Yahweh's precious Possession, chosen from all the nations. Thus, by the blood, in which is life, but which also speaks of the death of what is sacrificed, the people as a whole were signified and sealed as Yahweh God's precious Possession
Israel - ]'>[2]3 strata of the book of Joshua, which form the main portion of it, represent Joshua as gaining Possession of the country in two great battles, and as dividing it up among the tribes by lot. ]'>[1] distinctly states ( Judges 1:1-36 ) that the conquest was not complete, but that two lines of fortresses, remaining in the Possession of the Canaanites, cut the Israelitish territory into three sections
John Epistles of - Men know that they have it by their Possession of the Spirit which He has given (1 John 3:23-24). descent from Abraham, or Possession of the ‘pneumatic’ seed, is clearly part of their ethical creed
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Under him they subdued their neighbours, the Philistines, Edomites, and others; and took Possession of the whole dominion which had been promised them, from the border of Egypt to the banks of the Euphrates. To the Jew only hath God refused the Possession of this small tract of ground, so supremely necessary for him, since he ought to worship on this mountain
Forgiveness (2) - Jesus did not thereupon disclaim the Possession of a Divine prerogative. The high authority thus conferred upon the Christian society and the responsible character attached to its judgments depend entirely upon its Possession of that spiritual discernment which the Holy Spirit alone can bestow, and its acting always in the name of Christ and under the direction and control of the Spirit of Christ
Arabia - But of their Arabian territory, and of the occupation dependent on it, they were deprived by the sons of Abraham, Ishmael, and Midian; by whom they were obliterated in this country as a distinct race, either by superiority of numbers after mingling with them, or by obliging them to recede altogether to their more eastern Possessions, or over the Gulf of Arabia into Africa. The greater part of this division was more exclusively the Possession of the Midianites, or land of Midian; where Moses, having fled from Egypt, married the daughter of Jethro, and spent forty years keeping the flocks of his father-in-law: no humiliating occupation in those days, and particularly in Midian, which was a land of shepherds; the whole people having no other way of life than that of rearing and tending their flocks, or in carrying the goods they received from the east and south into Phenicia and Egypt. Hovering troops of Arabs confined the intruders within their walls, and cut off their supplies; and the Possession of this fortress gave as little reason to the Romans to exult as the conquerors of Arabia Petraea, as that of Gibraltar does to us to boast of the conquest of Spain
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - From that time Jesus began to speak in parables to make the truth about God's kingdom clear to His followers while hiding it from those blind to its beauty and deaf to its call (Mark 4:10-12 ; notice that Jesus is first said to have spoken in parables in Mark 3:23 , in immediate response to the charge of demon Possession)
Luke, the Gospel According to - His testimony as a physician to the reality of demoniacal Possession prevents its being confounded with lunacy (Luke 4:41)
Heaven - declares Christ hath taken Possession of it for us, John 14:2-3
High Place, Sanctuary - ...
The excavations at Gezer have also furnished us with by far the most complete example of a high place of the Semitic invaders who took Possession of the country about the middle of the third millennium b
Life - ’...
But the life is a present Possession, an actual fact of experience (John 3:35 ; John 5:24 ; John 6:47 etc
Joel, Theology of - They are his inheritance (2:17; 3:2), and their Possessions are his (3:5). It is noteworthy, however, that the prophet still holds to God himself as the ultimate good for his people, not their material Possessions. Finally, Galatians 3:28 generally echoes Joel's thought in saying that Possession of God's Spirit is not restricted by considerations such as one's religious or ethnic background, social position, or sex
Kenosis - We may admit occasionally, for the fulfilment of His vocation, miraculous knowledge as well as power, without the constant Possession of omniscience or omnipotence
Manliness - Gentleness, meekness, and forgiveness are the qualities by which His character was pre-eminently distinguished, and it is too often assumed that these preclude the Possession of courage
Abraham - The only Possession he got, and that, by purchase from the Hittites, was a burying place for Sarah, the cave of Machpelah, said to be under the mosque of Hebron
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - For, as from that voice he gathered that some one who feared God was in that valley as well as himself; so, from this scripture I gather that He who here searches the hearts of men, knows my heart down to the bottom, with all its wickedness, and all its wretchedness, and all its Possession of the devil
Paul as Sold Under Sin - Here heaven and hell meet, as nowhere else in heaven or hell; and that too for their last grapple together for the everlasting Possession of that immortal soul, till you have a tragedy indeed; and, beside which, there is no other tragedy
Claims (of Christ) - There is nothing which gives a man such sway over the consciences of other men as the Possession of true holiness; while there is nothing more certain to be found out than the lack of this quality in one who professes to have it
Parable - The Lord applies the parable thus: "Make to yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness [1] that when it fails ye may be received into eternal tabernacles. In the kingdom in its new phase, consequent upon Christ's rejection, the Possession of riches is no sign of divine favour
Paul in Arabia - A revelation outward, arresting, overpowering: taking Possession of all the persecutor's bodily senses, and thus surrounding and seizing all the passes into his soul
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Numbers 32 : Moses accedes to the request of the Reubenites and Gadites to have their Possession on the east of the Jordan, provided in the first instance they go armed before their brethren over Jordan: type of Christians stopping short of the purpose of God in regard to them through refusing to accept death with Christ
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These supernatural beings communicated with men by means of ἄγγελοι (‘angels’ or ‘messengers’) or prophets, by Possession, by means of the hand, tongues, dreams, visions, trances, voices, sounds
Sanctify - ” By this act and in this state the thing or person consecrated is to be withheld from workaday use (or profane use) and to be treated with special care as a Possession of God
Euchites - They were of both sexes went about together and in summer weather slept in the streets promiscuously as persons who had renounced the world and had no Possession or habitation of their own
Assyria - Menahem, having taken forcible Possession of the throne of Israel by the murder of Shallum, 2 Kings 15:10 , was attacked by Pul, but prevented the hostilities meditated against him by presenting the invader with a thousand talents of silver
Elijah - Elijah met him going to Naboth's vineyard to take Possession of it, and said, "In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, shall they lick thy blood, even thine
Paraclete - To the historical foundation of the apostolate and the Church, therefore, there must necessarily be added the pneumatic foundation; and the deep significance that attaches to the term ‘Paraclete’ lies in the distinct expression which it gives to the fact that the historical sanction of the apostles and the community finds its requisite supplement and confirmation in their inward experience and the spiritual Possessions they now enjoy. The Spirit is the Advocate of Christians simply because in His work it becomes clear to all that He comes from above and is no merely human Possession
Philippi - An authoritative word in the name of Christ broke the spell of her unhappy Possession, and liberated her to serve a new Master
Paraclete - To the historical foundation of the apostolate and the Church, therefore, there must necessarily be added the pneumatic foundation; and the deep significance that attaches to the term ‘Paraclete’ lies in the distinct expression which it gives to the fact that the historical sanction of the apostles and the community finds its requisite supplement and confirmation in their inward experience and the spiritual Possessions they now enjoy. The Spirit is the Advocate of Christians simply because in His work it becomes clear to all that He comes from above and is no merely human Possession
Nation (2) - It conveys the sense of God’s Possession and purpose, which are creative of the national unity maintained by the sacrifices and observances of the Law. The Jews could say with Josephus, ‘Even if we were deprived of wealth, of towns and of other Possessions, the Law remains to us for ever
Gnosticism - If we made our definition turn on the claim to the Possession of such a Gnosis and to the title of Gnostic, we should have to count Clement of Alexandria among Gnostics and I. Regarding this knowledge as the common privilege of Christians the first speculators would count their own Possession of it as differing rather in degree than in kind; and so it is not easy to draw a sharp line of distinction between their doctrine on the subject of Gnosis and that admitted as orthodox
Christ in the Early Church - It is not one of the least evidences to a Divine power working in the Christian Church, that, in an age of cosmopolitan superstition and intellectual unrest, all attempts to assimilate Christianity to heathenism were rejected, and a clearly defined and balanced statement of truth emerged and gained almost entire Possession of the field. It was a Christ actually in Possession of His Kingdom, even now ruling over the nations, and surrounded by His worshipping saints (who even in this present time shared His throne), that dominated the thought of the early centuries
Christianity - ’ Harnack on the whole favours this view, as when he urges that ‘the Gospel, as Jesus proclaimed it, has to do with the Father only, and not with the Son’; or again, that it is ‘the Fatherhood of God applied to the whole of life—an inner union with God’s will and God’s kingdom, and a joyous certainty of the Possession of eternal blessings and protection from evil. We see truth manifested amidst crudities and insincerities, amidst falsehoods which are bad and half-truths which are often worse; a pure and lofty character struggling, mostly in vain, for adequate expression; a kingdom not come but coming, of which we cannot say ‘Lo here’ or ‘Lo there,’ for it floats only in the midst of men as they move, in their hearts as they ponder and feel and hope—not as an achievement, not as a Possession, but as a magnificent conception, an earnest longing, and a never fully attained, but ever to be attained, ideal
Hippolytus Romanus - He regards with some favour the hypothesis that this banishment might have been designed to deliver the city from dissensions and disputes for the Possession of churches between the adherents of the rival leaders. All Greek lists of the popes, as well as the Latin, include Callistus, and make no mention of Hippolytus; and the confessed ignorance of Eusebius about the see of Hippolytus is proof enough that he was not in Possession of the key to the difficulty
Jews - But Ptolemy Soter, son of Lagus, king of Egypt, soon after made himself master of it by a stratagem: he entered Jerusalem on a Sabbath day, under pretence of offering sacrifice, and took Possession of the city without resistance from the Jews, who did not on this occasion dare to transgress their law by fighting on a Sabbath day. Judas Maccabaeus and his brothers were so successful, by their valour and conduct, in asserting the liberty of their country, that in a few years they not only recovered its independence, but regained almost all the Possessions of the twelve tribes, destroying at the same time the temple on Mount Gerizim, in Samaria. ) Pompey considered this as a favourable opportunity for reducing Palestine under the power of the Romans, to which the neighbouring nations had already submitted; and therefore, without deciding the points in dispute between the two brothers, he marched his army into Judea, and, after some pretended negotiation with Aristobulus and his party, besieged and took Possession of Jerusalem
Bible - They were also in Possession of the Old Testament scriptures; which, at that season, it was of the greatest importance they should consult, in order to compare the ancient predictions with what was then taking place. These several pieces, which compose the scriptures of the New Testament, were received by the churches with the highest veneration; and, as the instructions they contain, though partially addressed, were equally intended for all, they were immediately copied, and handed about from one church to another, till each was in Possession of the whole
Person of Christ - The outer side of this relation to God consisted in the Possession of His power and glory; the Inner side was the enjoyment of His love as its chosen object. In Dalman’s words, it seems ‘to be naturally bound up with His person; for, in distinction from every one else, just as it is by birth that a son becomes heir, so the prospect of universal rule and the Possession of immediate knowledge of God were His
Lois And Eunice - And, alas! not only the same heathen man he had always been, but as time went on, and as his married life became a familiar Possession and a disenchanted experience to him, he went further away from God and from family religion than ever he had been before
Ephesians, Book of - The work of the Spirit: He seals us as God's cherished Possession (Ephesians 1:13-14 )
Elect, Election - It is clearly stated in terms such as these: "The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured Possession" (Deuteronomy 7:6 )
Croisade, or Crusade - ...
Prince Edward, of England, who arrived at Tunis at the time of this treaty, sailed towards Prolemais, where he landed a small body of 300 English and French, and hindered Bendochar from laying siege to Ptolemais: but being obliged to return to take Possession of the crown of England, this croisade ended without contributing any thing to the recovery of the holy land
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - One of the most surprising features of the New Testament use of the Old Testament is the way in which the exclusivism of the Old Testament covenant (Israel as the elect) gives way to a new understanding of the people of God in which racial identity plays no role, and Jews and Gentiles have equal membership based just on faith and common Possession of the Spirit
Love - Paul love is explicitly placed in the foreground as the fundamental disposition in God from which salvation springs and as that which in the Possession of God constitutes for the believer the supreme treasure of religion
Individuality - ’ This faith, moreover, issues in an eternal life, the present effect of which is to give us Possession of our own souls, to know God in such a way as not to be greatly concerned about men, to be in the world yet not of it (John 17:1, John 17:5). Too often they are read as a suppression of individuality, which they are if a man’s chief characteristics are Possessions, popularity, self-assertion, self-indulgence
Aaron - To mark also the insufficiency of the Aaronic priesthood to bring men into the heavenly inheritance, Aaron must die a year before Joshua (the type of Jesus) leads the people into their goodly Possession
the Rich Man And Lazarus - At the same time, while all that is true, great riches are sometimes great stepping-stones to a high place in heaven; that is to say, when they are in the Possession of a man whose treasure does not lie in his riches
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - Hell does not hang upon it, for hell has Possession of your heart already
Body (2) - 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)
Simon Magus - The love of money, and the still more intoxicating love of notoriety, had taken such absolute Possession of Simon Magus that he simply could not live out of the eyes of men. It may be in sorcery and witchcraft like that of Simon Magus; it may be in the honours of the kingdom of Heaven like the sons of Zebedee; it may be in preaching sermons; it may be in making speeches or writing books; it may be in anything you like, down to your child's Possessions and performances; but we all, to begin with, give ourselves out to be some great one
the Ten Virgins - ...
Now if you would fain know what, exactly, this oil is of which so much is made in this parable, this oil the Possession of which made the five virgins so wise, just look into your own heart for the answer to that
Peter - And there is no surer sign that the same mind that was found in Jesus Christ is taking Possession of one of His disciples than that he more and more manifests a keen, kindling, enthusiastic temper toward whatsoever persons and causes are honest, and just, and pure, and lovely, and of good report; just as there is nothing more unlike the mind and heart of Jesus Christ than the mind and heart of a man who cares for none of these things
Josiah - Had Josiah's heart not been tender toward the house of God, the temple would have been let lie in its utter ruin, till the buried Books of Moses would have been to this day the Possession and the prey of the moles and the bats
Abel - When Abraham went into Canaan at the command of God, and upon the promise that that country should become the inheritance of his descendants, he showed his faith by taking Possession of it for them in anticipation, and his residence there indicated the kind of promise which he had received
War - Far was it from their intention merely to reduce the power of the Philistines, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Idumeans, the Arabians, the Syrians, and the several princes that were in Possession of those countries
Christianity (History Sketch) - When, accordingly, the tribes which finally overran the Roman empire had ceased from the destructive contests by which they got Possession of the regions that had long been blessed with civilization and enlightened by science, they surveyed with amazement and with admiration the people whom they had conquered; they were delighted with the luxuries which abounded among them; they were charmed with their manners and customs; and they eagerly conformed to institutions from which they hoped that they should reap what the original inhabitants of their settlement had enjoyed
Providence - In proving this he observes "that a superior nature of such excellence as the divine, which hears, sees, and knows all things, cannot, in any instance, be subject to negligence or sloth; that the meanest and the greatest part of the world are all equally his work or Possession; that great things cannot be rightly taken care of without taking care of small; and that, in all cases, the more able and perfect any artist is, (as a physician, an architect, or the ruler of the state,) the more his skill and care appear in little as well as great things
New Testament - It was laid down that no right of Possession could be pleaded against evidence, The "received" text, as such, was allowed no weight whatever
Individuality - ’ This faith, moreover, issues in an eternal life, the present effect of which is to give us Possession of our own souls, to know God in such a way as not to be greatly concerned about men, to be in the world yet not of it (John 17:1, John 17:5). Too often they are read as a suppression of individuality, which they are if a man’s chief characteristics are Possessions, popularity, self-assertion, self-indulgence
Joannes, Bishop of Ephesus - ...
His attitude to the great controversy of his day is that of one thoroughly convinced that his own party holds exclusive Possession of the truth
Judges, the Book of - The Possession of inspired gifts did not always ensure the right use of them, just as the miraculous gifts at Corinth were abused (1 Corinthians 14)
Ethics - The wife was not a mere Possession, chattel, or solely a childbearer. ...
Finally, commands about property, wealth, Possessions, and concern for the truth set new norms
Matthew, Gospel According to - in India, but the story is very uncertain; Epiphanius says that the Aramaic Gospel of Matthew existed in his day, in the Possession of an Ebionite sect (distinguished in modern times as Elkesaites), and describes it; and Jerome describes what he alleges to be the original of Mt
Jacob - The amulets and images of foreign gods in the Possession of his retainers were collected and huried under a terebinth (Genesis 35:4 ; cf
Paul the Apostle - How did he come into Possession of the startling and controversial body of lore and counsel found in his epistles?...
Revelation and Scripture
Ten Commandments - We may not abuse the physical life, the sexual life, the Possessions, or the reputation of those around us if we are to remain in covenant with God. The insistence that all persons are to be able to hold their physical life, their sexual fidelity, their Possessions, and their reputation inviolate shows that no one is a faceless molecule in some larger entity. There is a boundary drawn around a person's Possessions, and we may not cross that boundary to satisfy our own desires. But if we give assent to all that and then succumb to the sin of covetousness, believing that happiness consists in getting hold of something that we have seen in the Possession of another, we will have missed the whole point of God's instruction and be in dire peril of falling back into the very pit from which we have been lifted
Grace - It attains perfect form in Christianity, whose Founder exhibits a personal life so dependent on and penetrated by God as to reach absolute maturity simply through the Divine power immanent within it-the ceaseless sense, Possession, and operation of the Divine Spirit
Man (2) - It was an inward Possession; moth and rust consumed material things, but they could not touch spiritual treasure, which made up the wealth of the soul; this was treasure in heaven, and as such would abide (Matthew 6:20)
Gregorius (32) Turonensis, Bishop of Tours - ...
The elevation of Gregory was contemporary with the renewed outbreak of civil war between Sigebert and Chilperic, the former of whom had inherited the Austrasian, the latter the Neustrian, Possessions of their father Clotaire I. The Possession of Touraine and Poitou was in some sort the occasion of the war, and these countries suffered from the ravages of both parties. 46); he not only plundered and burned throughout the country, but specially destroyed churches and monasteries, slew priests and monks, and paid no regard to the Possessions of St
Friendship - The joyous discovery of lost Possession leads to social communion
Jesuits - They acquired Possession, accordingly, of the large and fertile province of Paraguay, which stretches across the southern continent of America, from the bottom of the mountains of Potosi to the confines of the Spanish and Portuguese settlements on the banks of the river De la Plata
Heman - A terror at sin, and a horror: a terror and a horror at Himself, took Possession of our Lord's soul in the garden till He was full of a trouble beyond all experience and imagination of mortal men
Mephibosheth - In the terror that took Possession of Jonathan's household that terrible day, Mephibosheth's nurse caught up the child and fled with him in her arms. Our own good name and fame also, all our Possessions, and all our expectations are all tied on to that wheel, for our hearts to be discovered and denounced, and for deliverance to be wrought in us from the dominion of such a heart
Joseph - For that handful of silver the captain of Pharaoh's guard came into Possession of all the splendid talents that lay hid in Joseph's greatly gifted mind, and all the magnificent moral character the first foundations of which had been laid in the pit in Dothan, and had been built up in God every step of the long wilderness journey
Games - Hence the great Apostle of the Gentiles exhorts his son Timothy strictly to observe the precepts of the Gospel, without which, he can no more hope to obtain the approbation of God, and the Possession of the heavenly crown, than a combatant in the public games of Greece, who disregarded the established rules, could hope to receive from the hands of his judge the promised reward: "And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawfully," 2 Timothy 2:5 , or according to the established laws of the games
Psalms - Sometimes it can hardly break forth and show itself at intervals through the literal, which meets the eye as the ruling sense, and seems to have taken entire Possession of the words and phrases
Political Conditions - Accompanied by the legate Quirinius, he appeared at Jerusalem, took Possession of the property of Archelaus, and turned his palace into the official abode of the procurator during the festivals, Caesarea becoming the seat of government
Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint - From 461 to 465 Sidonius appears to have lived in retirement from public business, but fulfilling his part as a great landed proprietor at Avitacum of a Possession into which he came in right of his wife on the death of Avitus, and which he describes enthusiastically, in a letter written in the style of Pliny to his friend Domitius
Church, the - Romans 15:16 ; Philippians 1:20 ; 2:17 ; 2 Timothy 4:6 ); the sacrifice of one's Possession for God (Matthew 6:2 ; Luke 6:38 ; 2 Corinthians 8-9 1 Timothy 6:10 ; etc
Canaan - " So the Talmud states, says Selden, the Africans claimed part of Israel's land from Alexander the Great, as part of their paternal Possession
Luke, Gospel According to - Acts of the Apostles, § 2), and undertakes his task because the works of his predecessors were incomplete, probably as not beginning with our Lord’s birth, and because he was in Possession of good information
Maccabees - When, however, Gabinius, the Roman general, went to take Possession of the city, he found the gates closed against him
Gentiles - Even in Isaiah 19:23-25, while Egypt and Assyria are admitted into covenant with God, Israel is still distinguished as His inheritance, His peculiar Possession
Individual - Conversion is thus not only a turning to God, but a finding of oneself (Luke 15:17), and a coming to one’s true home and to one’s right Possession
Ethics - This is not to say that in these writings there is no new point of view, but that ethics is nowhere treated in a complete and systematic way, and that there appears to be no consciousness on the part of the writers that they are in Possession of a new ethical theory or philosophy
Language of Christ - While, however, Aramaic thus gradually superseded Hebrew as the living tongue of Palestine, and by the time of Alexander the Great had probably reached a position of ascendency, if it had not gained entire Possession of the field, yet Hebrew remained, though with some loss of its ancient purity, the language of sacred literature, the language in which Prophet and Psalmist wrote, and as the language of the books ultimately embraced in the OT Canon, continued to be read, with an accompanying translation into Aramaic, in the synagogues, and to be diligently studied by the professional interpreters of the Scriptures
Self-Control - A sense of security in the remembrance of the Father’s power and purpose is part of the secret of Christ’s complete self-possession in the final crisis (Matthew 26:53)
Prophet - The prophets did net generally speak in ecstatic unconsciousness, but with self Possession, for "the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets" (1 Corinthians 14:32); but sometimes they did (Genesis 15; Daniel 7; Daniel 8; Daniel 10; Daniel 11; Daniel 12, "the visions of Daniel"); "the vision of Isaiah" (Isaiah 6); "the vision of Ezekiel" (Ezekiel 1); "the visions of Zechariah" (Zechariah 1; Zechariah 4; Zechariah 5; Zechariah 6); the vision of Peter (Acts 10); of Paul (Acts 22:17; Acts 22:2 Corinthians 12); Job ( Esau - There is an intellectual, and with it a spiritual stupidity-there is no other name for it-that has already taken Possession of one out of every two children that are born in our most covenanted households
Persecution - The death of Maximin, emperor of the east, soon after put a period to all their troubles; and this was the great epoch when Christianity triumphantly got Possession of the thrones of princes
Grace - It attains perfect form in Christianity, whose Founder exhibits a personal life so dependent on and penetrated by God as to reach absolute maturity simply through the Divine power immanent within it-the ceaseless sense, Possession, and operation of the Divine Spirit
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - The votaries of Alexandrian idolatry arranged a tragically successful onslaught on the Christians and then took Possession of the vast Serapeum, in the N
Psalms of Solomon - ...
The Syriac Version first became known in 1909, when Rendel Harris published the Syriac text from a nearly complete MS_ which came into his Possession ‘from the neighbourhood of the Tigris
Pre-Existence of Christ - To deduce from the words ἐν ᾦ that Christ had a personal existence prior to His Possession of the ‘spirit’ in which He acted after His death in the flesh, seems to lay on them a greater stress than they are fitted to hear
Deuteronomy, Theology of - ...
The basic stipulations (7:1-11:32) require the dispossession of nonvassals who must be utterly destroyed because they will cause Israel to become disloyal. Possession of the land is not just an accident of history but an outworking of Yahweh's irrefragable promises to the fathers and of his sovereign pleasure
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - -The Christian minister must pursue those virtues the Possession of which brings life, and Timothy must give a pure testimony to the gospel, even if through suffering
Faith - The children of Israel stood condemned because they rebelled at God's command to take Possession of the land he had given them
Jacob - " Next Jacob came to Succoth, then crossed Jordan, and near Shechem bought his only Possession in Canaan, the field whereon he tented, from the children of Hamer, Shechem's father, for 100 kesita, i
Unity (2) - The Temple demanded cleansing at His hands; the synagogues were in Possession of those scribes and lawyers and Pharisees on whom He cried ‘Woe,’ as hypocrites
Holy Spirit, Gifts of - The plural nouns (1 Corinthians 12:10,28 ) in each instance suggest that there may be different kinds of miraculous gifts or that these gifts are not the permanent Possession of an individual but repeatedly given for the specific occasions in which they are to be used
Kingdom Kingdom of God - The Possession of wealth was an impediment to entry into it; i
Election - Peter elsewhere calls them, ‘an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own Possession’ (1 Peter 2:9, where election is seen to be not simply to privilege, but to character and service, to holy living and the setting forth of the Divine glory)
Living (2) - But in the verses following (Isaiah 12:4-6), it was implied that the water so drawn was not to be Israel’s exclusive Possession, but that the salvation which it symbolized was to be communicated to other nations (Isaiah 12:5 ‘let this be known in all the earth,’ Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 )
David - At first Absalom was successful; he attacked Jerusalem, from which David bad to flee; here, following the advice of Ahithophel, he took Possession of the royal harem, a sign (in the eyes of the people of those days) of the right of heritage
Cures - ...
In the time of Jesus medical practitioners would be in Possession of such medical lore as was held and practised in former generations, and would therefore be familiar with the art of midwifery, and possibly had attained to considerable skill in its practice, though there are few references to surgical operations
Sabbath - It was a sort of tribute, or small rent, by which they held the Possession
Jeru'Salem - Mohammed Aly, the pasha of Egypt, took Possession of it in 1832; and in 1840, after the bombardment of Acre, it was again restored to the sultan
Egypt - On the passing away of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great had Possession of Egypt and founded Alexandria
Parable - In the pair of parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price we have two illustrations of like character to enforce the one truth, that to gain a Possession of greatest value no sacrifice is too great
Teaching - ’ The family life illustrated the blessing as adoption and the Possession of filial consciousness
Marriage - Its central feature was the dowry ( mohar ) paid to the parents or representatives of the bride, the daughter being a valuable Possession
Vespasian - Many pieces of public land in Rome, Italy, and the provinces which had been illegally taken Possession of by private persons were taken back by the State
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - They could not accept that this was not effrontery but his due and Possession (Philippians 2:6 ) from all eternity (John 17:24 )
Little Ones - If we may believe that the Master had these passages in mind when He called His disciples ‘these little ones,’ then the application of the term to them obviously meant to point them out as those ‘little ones’ who, Zechariah had promised, should be relined as silver and tried as gold, only that they might for ever become the Lord’s people; who, Isaiah had promised, should be the unassuming nucleus out of which by gracious expansion should be developed the newly created city of God which should be to Him an everlasting Possession
Miracles (2) - They presuppose a unique relation to God in Jesus, and His Possession of a miracle-working power
Holiness Purity - One who has been chosen, equipped, and consecrated for the service of humanity against the might of the demonic powers that brought disease and madness by taking Possession of the bodies of men
Jerusalem - Mohammed Ali, the pasha of Egypt, took Possession of it in 1832; and in 1840, after the bombardment of Acre, it was again restored to the sultan and has since remained in the hands of the Turks
Father, Fatherhood - Thus the external, ceremonial conception of religion at last took complete Possession of the future world, and threw the mesh of its enslavement to the letter even around God Himself
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - " Of these hymns, the first 21 treat of the long struggle between Sapor and the Romans for the Possession of Nisibis, from its siege in 350 to just before its miserable surrender by Jovian in 363
Canon - They chose rather to sacrifice their lives, and suffer a cruel death, than to deliver up the copies of the sacred volume in their Possession
Prayer - We pray for what we feel we want; that is, for something not in our Possession; we obtain this either by impartation from God, to whom we look up as the only Being able to bestow the good for which we ask him; or else we obtain it, according to this theory, by some moral efficiency being given to the exercise of prayer to work it in us
Government of the Hebrews - The new temple was not, as formerly, God's palace; and the cloud of his presence did not take Possession of it
Peter, First Epistle of - ...
( b ) Slaves must be obedient even to harsh masters, showing their Possession of Divine grace and their discipleship to Jesus, by enduring suffering like Him whose unmerited death has brought us salvation, 1 Peter 2:18-25 1 Peter 2:18-25
Perseverance - Their Possession of the gift is further the source of assurance of final salvation
Thecla - As they entered Antioch her beauty caught the eye of Alexander the Syriarch (this seems to prove that the city here meant is the capital of Syria) who sought to obtain Possession of her by offering money to Paul
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - Viewing their Possession of the Spirit and his attendant charismatic gifts to them as proof of the arrival of the eschaton (chaps
Fortification And Siegecraft - At the date of the Hebrew invasion of Canaan its inhabitants were found to be in Possession of ‘cities great and fenced up to heaven’ ( Deuteronomy 9:1 ; cf
Law - It is true that νόμος, even without the article, may mean the historically-given Law of Moses, the Possession of which was the special prerogative of the Jews as distinguished from the Gentiles (Romans 2:12-14; Romans 3:20 f
Lust - John (1 John 2:15-17) is not to be taken as making the ‘lust of the flesh’ the origin of the ‘lust of the eyes’ and of the ‘pride of Possession,’ nor are these a complete summary of sin
Prophecy - We see Nineveh so completely destroyed, that the place thereof is not and cannot be known; Babylon made 'a desolation for ever, a Possession for the bittern, and pools of water;' Tyre become 'like the top of a rock, a place for fishers to spread their nets upon;' and Egypt, 'a base kingdom, the basest of the kingdoms, ' and still tributary and subject to strangers
Justification (2) - But again, the Possession of the Spirit demands a life according to the Spirit (Galatians 5:25, Romans 8:12-13)
Individualism - Why Christianity is so individualistic is precisely that the soul is so directly, or, at all events, can, through God’s revelation and grace, be so directly in contact with actual truth, the world and God, as to make it only a distraction for another man, on merely official grounds, to come in between as a necessary channel; that the Possession of such a personal relation to truth is a common bond of more power than any external tie; and that the visible organization is only vital and useful as it expresses this union
Lord's Prayer (ii) - And so, when we pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom, we are praying that Christ the King may enter into our hearts, that He may take full Possession of them, that the gospel of the Kingdom may spread throughout the world, and that its principles may work in human society with subduing power
Caesarea Philippi - ]'>[4] Jesus declares him to be blessed in the Possession of a faith which, transcending the human sphere of flesh and blood, has its origin in the heavenly sphere and from His Father
Animals - Possession of considerable livestock was a sign of wealth (Genesis 13:2 ; 1 Samuel 25:2 )
Abstinence - …’ The institutions of society-‘marriage, the state, the rights of Possession-are of Divine appointment, and must be upheld and honoured, however short the time before the order to which they belong shall pass away forever’ (Stevens, Theol, of NT, 1899, p
Egypt - Faber thinks, the work of the "Shepherds," or Cushite invaders, who, at an early period, held Possession of Egypt for two hundred and sixty years, and reduced the Egyptians to bondage, so that "a shepherd was an abomination to the Egyptians" in Joseph's time
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - Once in Possession of his see and surrounded by his orthodox supporters, Liberius appears to have resumed his old position of resolute orthodoxy
Ideas (Leading) - But Jesus gave to the world as a whole what had hitherto been the Possession of select souls
Regeneration (2) - Indeed, the new life is often identified with the resurrection life of Jesus in such a way that the present spiritual experience of it seems rather a deduction from that transcendent Possession than something having an independent existence of its own
Corinthians, First Epistle to the - 12 the Possession of ‘spiritual gifts’ is the subject of discussion, and the mention of the regular ministry would not be germane to it
Judges (1) - (4) The history of Jephthah is prefaced by Judges 10:17-18 , which tells of the Ammonite oppression; Jephthah’s exploits are recounted in Judges 11:1 to Judges 12:7 ; a biographical note ( Judges 11:1-3 ) introduces the hero, and a long passage ( Judges 11:4-29 ) follows, describing how the conflict with the Ammonites arose; it is a question concerning the ownership of the lands between the Jabhok and the Arnon, which are claimed by the Ammonites, but which the Israelites maintain have been in their Possession for three hundred years
Sin - Not less guilty was the Jew who failed to keep the Law of the Possession of which he made his boast (Romans 2:23)
Hebrews Epistle to the - Notice that the promise of this new priesthood, spoken while the Aaronic priests were in Possession, shows that the order of Melchizedek is better than that of Aaron
Man - Eternal life is already the believer’s Possession (1 John 5:13), and the future life is really the direct development of what is begun here
Logos - (2) Apart from direct works of miracle, certain attributes are assigned to Jesus which witness to His Possession of the Logos nature
Lord's Supper (ii) - As the conversation proceeded, our Lord spoke, in still clearer terms, of the reception of His flesh and blood as the means whereby there was to be participation in Himself, and as requisite to the Possession of life; ‘Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves
Matthew, Gospel According to - He could control the forces of nature (Matthew 8:26-27), and could drive out demons from the unhappy beings of whom they had taken Possession (Matthew 8:28-34)
Jeremiah - The Possession of the Temple and the observance of the Law, they held, bound Jehovah to His people’s defence
Ascension (2) - His self-consciousness during the earthly ministry, and the teaching it prompted; the definite impression of these on the minds of the disciples leading to the expectation of further developments of His Being; as well as the most distinct intimations of the preparatory character of His present activity, the specialty of His saving mission, the uniqueness of His relation to the Father and heaven,—all combined in an impressive witness to the assurance that not this world but the heavenly life was His proper and rightful sphere, and that until He had attained to it He was not in Possession of His own, the glory He had with the Father before the world was, which was as yet for the most part hid, revealing itself only in hints, and which He was bound to reassume, accentuated, so to speak, with all that virtue He had won in His human nature for bestowal on men
Palestine - Lod (Lydda) and Ono were in Benjamin's Possession toward the end of the monarchy and after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:34; 2 Chronicles 28:18)
Acts of the Apostles (Apocryphal) - ...
On the evidence as we have it no serious objection can be made to these propositions; it might, however, be a matter for investigation whether the corpus of the Manichaeans was also used by the Eastern Manichaeans, or was the peculiar Possession of the Western branch
Book - The form which obtains among us is the square, composed of separate leaves; which was also known, though little used, among the ancients; having been invented by Attalus, king of Pergamus, the same who also invented parchment: but it has now been so long in Possession, that the oldest manuscripts are found in it
Mahometanism - Exalted by the partiality of Cadijah, who conferred on him her hand and her extensive Possessions, he seems early to have formed the scheme of announcing himself as the author of a new religion, and, in virtue of this sacred office, of ascending to that supremacy of political influence which it was his singular fortune, soon after he unfolded his pretensions, to attain. The successors of the prophet, in the eighth century, directed their steps toward Europe; and having at length crossed the narrow sea which separates Africa from Spain, they dispersed the troops of Roderick, king of the Goths, took Possession of the greater part of his dominions, subverted the empire of the Visigoths, which had been established in Spain for upward of three centuries, and planted themselves along the coast of Gaul, from the Pyrenean mountains to the Rhine
Canaan - Part of the seven nations of the Canaanites were made slaves to the Israelites, when they took Possession of their land; and the remainder by Solomon
Paul the Apostle - This could come only from the Possession of some wealth and from family influence
Palesti'na - ...
Soon after the Christian era we find the name Palestina in Possession of the country
Personality - Secure in the Possession of His own personality, His self-consciousness being at one with God, His self-determination being merged in the will of God, He could affirm, ‘The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me’ (John 14:30); ‘I am in the Father and the Father in me’ (John 14:10); ‘I do always the things that please him’ (John 8:29)
Elijah - )...
With Jehu and Bidkar his retinue riding behind, he proceeded to take Possession of the coveted vineyard on the following day (compare "yesterday," 'emesh , "yesternight," the mock trial and murder of Naboth having taken place the day before); but, like a terrible apparition, the first person he meets there is the enemy of his wickedness, whom his conscience quails before, more than before all other foes
New Testament - ...
To the outcry against hint for omitting the testimony of the three heavenly witnesses he replied, it is not omission but non-addition; even some Latin copies do not have it, and Cyril of Alexandria showed in his Thesaurus he did not know it; on the Codex Montfortianus (originally in Possession of a Franciscan, Froy, who possibly wrote it, now in Trinity College, Dublin) being produced with it, Erasmus INSERTED it
Atonement - To what extent can we find the more elaborate Pauline doctrine, which we shall find elsewhere in his writings, presented in such fragments of the teaching of the first Christians as we possess? How far is the apostolic interpretation of Christ’s death sustained by appeal to the experience and teaching of Jesus Himself? By what means had the swift transition been made by the apostolic teachers themselves from the state of mind concerning the death of Jesus which is presented in the Synoptic Gospels to the beliefs exhibited in their preaching in the Acts? How was the unconcealed dismay of a bewildering disappointment changed into a glorying? It is clear from the contents of the Synoptic Gospels that, whatever the confusion and distress in the minds of His disciples which immediately followed the death of Christ, they were already in Possession of memories of His teaching which lay comparatively dormant until they were awakened into vigorous activity by subsequent events and experiences; these, together with the facts of their Lord’s life and the incidents of His death, may be spoken of as the sources of the apostolic doctrine of the atonement, as to its substance
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - He commands his children to fear God, study the Law, and keep it; wisdom is the only inalienable Possession (xiii
Trial-at-Law - Thus the technical term for joinder of issue-manus consertio-recalls the physical struggle for Possession which originally took the place of judgment, while ‘the magistrate carefully simulated the demeanour of a private arbitrator casually called in’ (H
Moravians - In 1798, a colony of Christian Indians went from thence to take Possession of their former settlements on the Muskingum, which have been given to them by an act of congress, and built a new town, called Goshen
Revelation (2) - To claim to be in Possession of a revelation from heaven is one of the commonest symptoms of mental disorder; and those who make such claims most persistently are the most intractable patients in asylums for the insane
Egypt - , there were no Possessions vested in the soldier caste, but portions assigned to each soldier tenable at the sovereign's will. The priests alone were left in full Possession of their lands. Camels are not found on the monuments, yet they were among Abram's Possessions by Pharaoh's gift
Jerusalem - have been in Moslem Possession and are termed en-Nebi Dâ’ûd
Freedom of the Will - But while cases of more or less permanent Possession by demons were familiar, the entrance or the Spirit of God was felt chiefly on special occasions (Acts 19:13 ff; cf
Apocrypha - Undoubtedly this is a Jewish conception, and its mournful character, so unlike the triumphant tone of Enoch, is in keeping with the gloomy character of the book, and a reflection of the deep melancholy that took Possession of the minds of earnest, patriotic Jews after the fearful scenes of the siege of Jerusalem and the overwhelming of their hopes in a deluge of blood. Wisdom is seen as the best of all human Possessions
Authority in Religion - ’ Now, under the circumstances, this language is more, far more, than the ascription to His Father of the Possession of the qualities expressed by the words ‘holy’ and ‘righteous
Koran - They swear by it; take omens from it on all weighty occasions; carry it with them to war; write sentences of it on their banners; adorn it with gold and precious stones; and knowingly not suffer it to be in the Possession of any of a different religion
Moses - As to himself personally: He is destined to die in the wilderness; he is never to taste the tranquillity, the plenty, and the delight, the Possession of which he promises to his countrymen; he shares with them only their fatigues and privations; he has more anxieties than they, on their account, in their acts of disobedience, and in their perpetual murmurings
Possession - Again, a person who imagined that a harmful spirit had entered into him acted in the way possessed people were conceived inevitably to act, and this became in its turn a proof positive of such Possession
Montanus - We are told that Montanus claimed to be a prophet and spoke in a kind of Possession or ecstasy
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - If the text of the passage quoted above be sound, Jesus put Himself in Possession of Godhead by His own abstinence, a notion we should expect in Ebionite rather than in Gnostic circles
Text of the New Testament - Besides the natural causes just mentioned for the disappearance of early Biblical MSS, it should be remembered that Christian books (especially the official copies in the Possession of Churches) were liable to destruction in times of persecution
Ambrosius of Milan - A body of troops was sent to take Possession of the basilica, and there was great fear of blood being shed; but after mutual appeals between their officers and Ambrose, the soldiers withdrew, and Ambrose remained all day in the church
Character of Christ - ...
(3) Serenity and self-possession
Christ in Jewish Literature - Jesus, in order to obtain Possession of it again, went once more to Jerusalem
Christ in the Middle Ages - The humanity of Christ he regarded as even in the humiliation permeated by the Divine, and sharing in the Possession and use of the Divine attributes
Church (2) - The general tendency of the teaching of Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere, with regard to the Jewish Law and to the relation of the inward and outward, gives great significance to the fact that He should have ordered any external acts of the nature of sacraments, and makes it still more remarkable that He should have laid emphasis on their necessity as a condition of entrance into the Kingdom and to the Possession of life (John 3:5; John 6:54)
Desire - It describes Desire as it is felt by a fully developed, reflective consciousness, a consciousness in Possession of trains of ideas, and of the world as built up of such mental attainments and experiences
Belief (2) - They are objective, and because objective they may become the Possession of every man
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Interesting comparisons in the “eye for an eye” law, the case of rape on the mountain as contrasted with in the city, Possession of the goring ox, kidnapping, killing a thief in the house, and matters of deposited property can be made between these laws and those of Moses
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - Towards the latter part of 398, not long after Chrysostom had taken Possession of his see, the relics of some anonymous martyrs were translated by night with great ceremony to the martyry of St
Clemens Romanus of Rome - Their pride probably rested on their Possession of spiritual gifts, and perhaps on the chastity which they practised
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - " Dioscorus, preserving his self-possession, answered, "The synod was held by the emperor's order; I too desire that its acts against Flavian may be read"; but added, "I beg that the doctrinal question be first considered
Donatus And Donatism - Having been required by consul Anulinus to give up any copies of Holy Scripture in his Possession, he had hid them, and passed off heretical works in their stead. African Possessions; and, at first, endeavoured to conciliate the Donatists by kindness
Babylon - I will also make it a Possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts
God - Exemplifications of the divine mercy are traced from age to age, in his establishing his own worship among men, and remitting the punishment of individual and national offences in answer to prayer offered from penitent hearts, and in dependence upon the typified or actually offered universal sacrifice:—of his condescension, in stooping to the cases of individuals; in his dispensations both of providence and grace, by showing respect to the poor and humble; and, principally, by the incarnation of God in the form of a servant, admitting men into familiar and friendly intercourse with himself, and then entering into heaven to be their patron and advocate, until they should be received into the same glory, "and so be for ever with the Lord:"—of his strictly righteous government, in the destruction of the old world, the cities of the plain, the nations of Canaan, and all ancient states, upon their "filling up the measure of their iniquities;" and, to show that "he will by no means clear the guilty;" in the numerous and severe punishments inflicted even upon the chosen seed of Abraham, because of their transgressions:—of his long-suffering, in frequent warnings, delays, and corrective judgments inflicted upon individuals and nations, before sentence of utter excision and destruction:—of faithfulness and truth, in the fulfilment of promises, often many ages after they were given, as in the promises to Abraham respecting the Possession of the land of Canaan by his seed, and in all the "promises made to the fathers" respecting the advent, vicarious death, and illustrious offices of the "Christ," the Saviour of the world:—of his immutability, in the constant and unchanging laws and principles of his government, which remain to this day precisely the same, in every thing universal, as when first promulgated, and have been the rule of his conduct in all places as well as through all time:—of his prescience of future events, manifested by the predictions of Scripture:— and of the depth and stability of his counsel, as illustrated in that plan and purpose of bringing back a revolted world to obedience and felicity, which we find steadily kept in view in the Scriptural history of the acts of God in former ages; which is still the end toward which all his dispensations bend, however wide and mysterious their sweep; and which they will finally accomplish, as we learn from the prophetic history of the future, contained in the Old and New Testaments
Jerusalem - But this extremity of ignominy and oppression led, as might have been expected, to rebellion; and those Jews who still held their insulted religion in reverence, fled to the mountains, with Mattathias and Judas Maccabeus; the latter of whom, after the death of Mattathias, who with his followers and successors, are known by the name of Maccabees, waged successful war with the Syrians; defeated Apollonius, Nicanor, and Lysias, generals of Antiochus; obtained Possession of Jerusalem, purified the temple, and restored the service, after three years' defilement by the Gentile idolatries
Inspiration - As inspiration was necessary to give the minds of the Apostles Possession of the system that is unfolded in their epistles, so many parts of that system are removed to such a distance from human discoveries, and are liable to such misapprehension, that unless we suppose a continued superintendence of the Spirit by whom it was taught, succeeding ages would not have sufficient security that those who were employed to deliver it had not been guilty of gross mistakes in some most important doctrines
Egypt - Towards the end of his long reign of 67 years disorders multiplied, and his son and successor Mineptah had to face encroachments of the Libyans on his own soil and revolt in his frontier Possessions in Palestine. Pankhi, king of Ethiopia, already in full Possession of the Thebaid ( c Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - 395), "he traces the primacy of Rome to her civil greatness, her soundness of faith, and her Possession of the graves of the apostles Peter and Paul