What does Remnant mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
שְׁאֵרִ֣ית rest 16
שְׁאֵרִ֥ית rest 6
שְׁאֵרִ֖ית rest 5
מִיֶּ֣תֶר 3
וּשְׁאָ֥ר rest 2
הַשְּׁאֵרִ֖ית rest 2
שְׁאֵרִ֔ית rest 2
שְׁאָ֣ר rest 2
לִשְׁאֵרִ֖ית rest 2
שְׁאֵרִ֨ית rest 2
וְיֶ֣תֶר 2
הַנִּשְׁאָרָ֖ה to remain 2
וּשְׁאֵרִיתֵ֖ךְ rest 1
וּשְׁאֵרִ֖ית rest 1
שְׁאֵרִ֤ית rest 1
κατάλοιποι left remaining. 1
וְלִשְׁאֵרִ֖ית rest 1
וּשְׁאֵרִ֕ית rest 1
וּשְׁאֵֽרִיתָ֗ם rest 1
לִשְׁאֵרִ֣ית rest 1
לִשְׁאֵרִ֔ית rest 1
שְׁאֵרִית֙ rest 1
שְׁאֵרִ֛ית rest 1
לִשְׁאֵרִ֛ית rest 1
שָׂרִ֖יד survivor 1
וּבַ֨שְּׂרִידִ֔ים survivor 1
הַשְּׁאֵרִ֣ית rest 1
וּשְׁאָ֛ר rest 1
לִשְׁאָ֖ר rest 1
וְיֶ֥תֶר 1
ὑπόλειμμα to leave behind. / to be left behind 1
אַחֲרֵ֣י after the following part 1
וְאַחֲרִיתֵ֖ךְ after part 1
וְהוֹתַרְתִּ֗י to be left over 1
יֶ֣תֶר 1
יֶ֨תֶר 1
וְ֝יִתְרָ֗ם 1
מִיֶּ֖תֶר 1
בְּיֶ֙תֶר֙ 1
וְסֶ֙רַח֙ excess 1
וּשְׁאָ֣ר rest 1
פְּלֵטָ֗ה escape 1
פְלֵיטָ֖ה escape 1
הַנִּשְׁאֶ֣רֶת to remain 1
לְהַשְׁאִ֥יר to remain 1
שְׁאָ֤ר rest 1
שְׁאָ֥ר rest 1
שְׁאָ֖ר rest 1
לִשְׁאָ֣ר rest 1
λεῖμμα a remnant. 1
(שֵֽׁרִיתִ֖יךָ‪‬) father of Ahiam 1

Definitions Related to Remnant

H7611


   1 rest, residue, remainder, Remnant.
      1a rest, what is left.
      1b remainder, descendants.
      

H7605


   1 rest, residue, Remnant, remainder.
   

H3499


H319


   1 after part, end.
      1a end, issue, event.
      1b latter time (prophetic for future time).
      1c posterity.
      1d last, hindermost.
      

H7604


   1 to remain, be left over, be left behind.
      1a (Qal) to remain.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be left over, be left alive, survive.
            1b1a remainder, Remnant (participle).
         1b2 to be left behind.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to leave over, spare.
         1c2 to leave or keep over.
         1c3 to have left.
         1c4 to leave (as a gift).
         

H8300


   1 survivor, Remnant, that which is left.
      1a survivor.
      

H310


   1 after the following part, behind (of place), hinder, afterwards (of time).
      1a as an adverb.
         1a1 behind (of place).
         1a2 afterwards (of time).
      1b as a preposition.
         1b1 behind, after (of place).
         1b2 after (of time).
         1b3 besides.
      1c as a conjunction.
      1c after that.
      1d as a substantive.
         1d1 hinder part.
      1e with other prepositions. 1e1 from behind. 1e2 from following after.
         

G2645


   1 left remaining.
   

H5629


   1 excess, overhanging.
   

H6413


   1 escape, deliverance.
      1a escape, deliverance.
      1b escaped Remnant.
      

H3498


   1 to be left over, remain, remain over, leave.
      1a (Qal) remainder (participle).
      1b (Niphal) to be left over, remain over, be left behind.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to leave over, leave.
         1c2 to save over, preserve alive.
         1c3 to excel, show pre-eminence.
         1c4 to show excess, have more than enough, have an excess.
         

G3005


   1 a Remnant.
   

Frequency of Remnant (original languages)

Frequency of Remnant (English)

Dictionary

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Remnant
Although the nation Israel as a whole was God’s people, only a minority of the people ever truly believed. While the majority carried out their rituals without any attitude of genuine repentance or faith, there were always the few who were truly devoted to God. This faithful minority is consistently referred to as the remnant. Israel may have been God’s people in the national sense, but the remnant were God’s people in the spiritual sense. They were the true Israel (Romans 9:6-7; Romans 9:27).
When God’s people of Old Testament times rebelled against him, the prophets announced God’s judgment upon them. Time and again the prophets declared that God had rejected his unfaithful people but would preserve the faithful remnant. One task of the prophets was to build up and encourage the remnant (1 Kings 19:18; Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 8:16-19; Isaiah 10:20-23; Isaiah 28:5; Jeremiah 15:19-21).
The prophets saw that events were heading towards a judgment far greater than anything the people had met previously. The nation would be conquered, Jerusalem destroyed and the people taken into captivity. But God would still preserve a remnant, so that after a time in captivity, some would return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple, the city and the nation (Ezra 9:13-15; Isaiah 11:11-12; Isaiah 11:16; Micah 2:12).
After the return, the people as a whole again became unfaithful to God, but there was always a remnant of faithful believers. From this remnant the Messiah eventually came (Micah 5:2-3; Micah 5:7-8; Zechariah 8:11-12; Malachi 3:16-18; Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 1:5-7; Luke 2:25-38).
Still the majority of Israel rebelled against God, this time rejecting the Messiah. But a remnant received him. This faithful minority of old Israel became the nucleus of the new people of God, the Christian church (Luke 24:44-49; John 20:20-22; Acts 1:13-15; Acts 2:1-4).
Within a few years the church consisted largely of non-Jews. Within it, however, were the believing Jews, the faithful remnant, the spiritual Israelites who believed in Jesus the Messiah and became part of his church (Acts 13:43; Acts 16:1; Acts 17:2-4; Acts 18:8; Romans 2:28-29; Romans 9:6-8; Romans 11:1-5).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Remnant
Something left over, especially the righteous people of God after divine judgment. Several Hebrew words express the remnant idea: yether , “that which is left over”; she' ar , “that which remains”; she' rith , “residue”; pelitah , “one who escapes”; sar id, “a survivor”; and, sheruth , “one loosed from bonds.” In the New Testament, remnant or left over is the equivalent of the Greek words: kataleimma , leimma , and loipos .
Several activities of everyday life are associated with these words. Objects or people may be separated from a larger group by selection, assignment, consumption (eating food), or by destruction. What is left over is the residue, or, in the case of people, those who remain after an epidemic, famine, drought, or war.
Noah and his family may be understood as survivors, or a remnant, of a divine judgment in the flood (Genesis 6:5-8 ; Genesis 7:1-23 ). The same could be said of Lot when Sodom was destroyed (Genesis 18:17-33 ; Genesis 19:1-29 ); Jacob's family in Egypt (Genesis 45:7 ); Elijah and the 7,000 faithful followers of the Lord (1 Kings 19:17-18 ); and Israelites going into captivity (Ezekiel 12:1-16 ). They were survivors because the Lord chose to show mercy to those who had believed steadfastly in Him and had been righteous in their lives.
About 750 B.C. Amos found that many people in Israel believed that God would protect all of them and their institutions. With strong language he tore down their mistaken ideas (Amos 3:12-15 ; Amos 5:2-3 ,Amos 5:2-3,5:18-20 ; Amos 6:1-7 ; Amos 9:1-6 ). Divine judgment would be poured out on all Israel. He corrected the tenet that everyone would live happily and prosper (Amos 9:10 ) with the doctrine that only a few would survive and rebuild the nation (Amos 9:8-9 ,Amos 9:8-9,9:11-15 ). This new life could be realized if one and all would repent, turn to the Lord, and be saved (Amos 5:4-6 ,Amos 5:4-6,5:14-15 ).
Hosea's book does not use the remnant terminology, but the concept of the Lord's mercy extended to those experiencing judgment is present in several places (Hosea 2:14-23 ; Hosea 3:4-5 ; Hosea 6:1-3 ; Hosea 11:8-11 ; Hosea 13:14 ; Hosea 14:1-9 ) including calls to repentance and descriptions of what the remnant may enjoy in life.
The Book of Micah has much the same emphasis. After announcements of judgment, the Lord proclaimed that people would be assembled like sheep and led by the Lord (Micah 2:12-13 ) as their king (Micah 4:6-8 ). The Messiah would give special attention to them (Micah 5:2-5 ,Micah 5:2-5,5:7-9 ). The climax of the book is an exaltation of God as the one who pardons and removes sin from their lives after the judgment had passed (Micah 7:7-20 ).
The remnant doctrine was so important to Isaiah that he named one of his sons Shear-Jashub, meaning “A Remnant Shall Return” (Isaiah 4:2-669 ). The faithful would survive the onslaughts of the Assyrian army (1618416764_2 ; Isaiah 12:1-6 ) as illustrated by the remarkable deliverance of the few people in Jerusalem from the seige of the city by the Assyrians (Isaiah 36-38 ).
Many remnant passages are closely tied with the future king, the Messiah, who would be the majestic ruler of those who seek his mercies (Isaiah 9:1-7 ; Isaiah 11:1-16 ; Isaiah 32:1-8 ; Isaiah 33:17-24 ). These passages have a strong eschatological thrust, expecting future generations to be the remnant. Other passages looked to the generation of Isaiah's day to provide the remnant. Numerous statements in the latter part of the book have an evident futuristic orientation. In that future, there would be a new people, a new community, a new nation, and a strong faith in one God. This remnant would be personified in the Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:1 ).
Amos, Hosea, Micah, and Isaiah thus raised a chorus. Only a few would survive judgment events, basically because they repented and rested their future on the compassion of their Lord. An important segment of the remnant would be those who were afflicted (Isaiah 14:32 ). Later, Zephaniah spoke of the humble and the lowly as the ones who would find refuge among the remnant (Zephaniah 2:3 ; Zephaniah 3:12-13 ).
Jeremiah announced that Judah would be destroyed for rebelling against the Lord of the covenant. The political, religious, and social institutions of the state would be eliminated; many would lose their lives; others would be taken into Exile for seventy years. In the Exile, those who believed in the one true God would be gathered for a return to the Promised Land. God would create a new community. Statements of hope and promise for the remnant are concentrated in Jeremiah 30-33 .
Ezekiel agreed with Jeremiah that the remnant of Judah taken to Babylon would be the source of people fit for the Lord's new community. These few would participate in a new Exodus and settle in the Promised Land around a new Temple (Ezekiel 40-48 ).
Zechariah spoke in glowing terms of how the remnant, the returned exiles to Jerusalem, would prosper (Zechariah 8:6-17 ; Zechariah 9:9-17 ; Zechariah 14:1-21 ). Ezra recognized the people who had returned to Jerusalem as members of the remnant, but in danger of re-enacting the sins of the past (Ezra 9:7-15 ).
In the New Testament, Paul quoted (Romans 9:25-33 ) from Hosea and from Isaiah to demonstrate that the saving of a remnant from among the Jewish people was still part of the Lord's method of redeeming His people. There would always be a future for anyone among the covenant people who would truly turn to the Lord for salvation (9–11).
George Herbert Livingston
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Remnant
This word occurs only twice as a substantive in the English NT, both instances being in the Epistle to the Romans.
1. Romans 9:27, ὑπόλειμμα (WH [1] , ὑπόλιμμα with א AB Eus. The Textus Receptus reads κατάλειμμα with later authorities. The latter variant probably originated in the desire to make St. Paul’s word correspond exactly with that of the passage in Isaiah 10:22, which he is here quoting from the Septuagint : ‘And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved’ (Septuagint , τὸ κατάλειμμα αὐτῶν σωθήσεται).
The Apostle is expressing, in language adapted from the OT, his conviction that only a remnant of the Jews will be saved, a conviction forced upon him by the repeated experiences of his missionary journeys. This sad outlook on the immediate present is afterwards modified by his prophetic forecast of the ultimate return of the whole people, when ‘all Israel shall be saved’ (Romans 11:26).
The passage in Isaiah is one of central significance. The prophet is convinced that the Assyrians, the instruments of God’s punishment, will overthrow not only Samaria but Jerusalem. As a State, Judah will be destroyed. The only survivors will be the ‘remnant,’ the group of true-hearted believers who submit to God’s word spoken by the prophet. We have here for the first time the dissociation of the religious from the national life, the conception of a Church as free from political associations. Of this ‘remnant’ the prophet says that it ‘shall return’ (יָשׁוּב). The Septuagint rendering, σωθήσεται, lends itself more directly to St. Paul’s reference to the Messianic salvation. To show, as he does here, that not only the calling of the Gentiles, but also the partial rejection of the Jews, was foretold in the prophetic writings, was both a ground of assurance to himself and an effective answer to Jewish criticism.
2. Romans 11:5, λεῖμμα (WH [1] , λίμμα): ‘Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.’ The comparison here is with the ‘seven thousand men’ who during the religious persecution of Ahab’s reign had not ‘bowed the knee to Baal’ (1 Kings 19:18). The reference, as in 1 Kings 9:27, is to the small body of faithful believers who constituted the true Israel, in contrast with the recreant and disobedient majority. The ‘remnant’ in the time of Elijah and that in the time of Isaiah are prototypes of the believing minority of Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah.
Literature.-The Commentaries on Romans in loc.; F. Delitzsch, Jesaia2, Leipzig, 1869, on Isaiah 10:22; G. F. Cehler, Theology of the OT, Eng. translation , Edinburgh, 1874-75, ii. 381 ff.; G. A. Smith, Expositor’s Bible, ‘Isaiah,’ London, 1888-90, i. 126 ff.
Dawson Walker.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Remnant
Leftovers or remainders, whether of daily food (Ruth 2:14,18 ), food at the Passover (Leviticus 7:16,18 ), anointing oil (Leviticus 14:17 ), or even and especially people who survive a major disaster. A remnant of people is what is left of a community following a catastrophe (e.g., Noah's family after the flood, Genesis 6:5-8:22 ; Lot's family after the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19 those who remained in the land after the deportations of 597 b.c., Ezra 9:8 ; Jeremiah 24:8 ; 52:15 ; those left behind under Gedaliah, Jeremiah 40:6,11 , 15 ; or the Jews who came out of exile Ezra 9:8,13 ; Zechariah 8:6,11-12 ). Terms for remnant in the Old Testament derive from six roots and occur some 540 times (forms of Heb. sr, ytr, plt, srd ; Gk., leimma, hypoleimma, loipos, kataloipos ). Remnant, frequently in the sense of residue or refugee, takes on theological hues when it becomes the object of God's address and/or action.
Sociologically the remnant could be described variously as refugees, a community subgroup, or a sect. Canonically one may find language of remnant in the Pentateuch, in historical books (e.g., of groups subjugated or not yet subjugated), in the prophets, and in the New Testament. Historically, an illustration of remnant are the seven thousand in Israel who in times of apostasy of the Ahab/Jezebel era had not defected from the Lord (1 Kings 19:9-18 ). Theologically, remnant language clusters in several Old Testament books, the authors of which lived at some hinge point in history: Isaiah (37:31-32) and Micah (4:7; 7:18) near the time of Israel's collapse; Jeremiah (11:23; 50:20) and Zephaniah (2:7-9) near the time of Judah's fall; and Paul near the time of the emergence of the church (Romans 11:5 ). Remnant language is associated with both judgment and salvation.
Remnant and the Oracle of Judgment . The language of remnant in announcements of judgment was used to emphasize the totality of the judgment—whether of non-Israelites or Israelitesso that no trace, no remnant would in the end remain. Obadiah, whose book targets Edom, asserts, "There will be no survivors from the house of Esau" (v. 18). Damascus will become a ruinous heap, and the remnant of Syria will cease (Isaiah 17:3 ). Most conclusive is the statement against Babylon, which combines the ideas of reputation (name ) and remnant, perhaps as an idiom for total destruction: "I will cut off from Babylon her name and survivors (sa'ar)" (Isaiah 14:22 ; cf. 2 Samuel 14:7 ). For Israel especially language of remnant was also invoked to disabuse any who might consider themselves exceptions to the predicted casualties. Should there be temporary survivors of a catastrophe, such as Nebuchadnezzar's siege, they would ultimately not be spared (Jeremiah 21:7 ). Such news of total destruction was evidence of God's determination to proceed in judgment, but the news was intended to persuade vacillating persons to spare their lives by defecting to the Babylonians (Jeremiah 21:8-9 ).
The name Shear-Jashub ("a remnant will return, " Isaiah 7:3 ), often thought to be seminal to the prophets' thought on remnant, is, even in context, ambiguous in meaning. Did the expression portend misfortune, or did it convey that all was not lost? The expression, "a remnant will return, " when applied later to Israel, became, even if marginally, a message of hope (Isaiah 10:20-23 ; 37:31-32 ; = 2 Kings 19:30-31 ).
Remnant and Oracles of Salvation . Oracles of salvation may follow immediately on the heels of announcements of judgment, and paradoxically, both entail a remnant. In Amos 9 the destruction is said to be total (vv. 1-4,10b); still there is a glimmer of hope: "I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob" (v. 8b). One frequent proposal at reconciling these opposites is to resort to the theory of editorial splicing, which softens the severity of the message but does not deal with the theological dissonance. A more acceptable answer takes God's justice into account. God will destroy the sinful kingdomnot a territory, but the aggregate of wicked leaders. All these shall perish. But not all the populace is equally guilty, and while the pious do not escape the effects of the destruction, God in his justice spares them; they become the remnant. Paradigms for wholesale destruction in which some are nevertheless spared exist in the story of Noah's family in the flood and Lot's escape from Sodom.
Since acceptance with God is not based on merit, one dimension of remnant theology is its message of God's grace (Isaiah 1:9 ; Amos 5:15 ). Judgment, whereby all is destroyed, is not the last word. Beyond judgment is God's readiness, because of his loyal love, to continue with his people. It is too mechanical to think of wrath and grace within God vying with each other for the upper hand, but given that hypothetical scenario, the message is that God's grace triumphs in the end.
The remnant is future-oriented. What pros- pects has the remnant that becomes, as in the exile, the carrier of God's promise? The prospect was for the exiles to be gathered together and to return to the homeland (Jeremiah 23:3 ; 31:7-9 ; Micah 2:12-13 ; 4:6-7 ). The exodus from the exile, like the exodus from Egypt, was accompanied with miracles (Isaiah 11:11-16 ). The solution to the tension between God's earlier unchangeable promise and Israel's sad history lies in the remnant. Those returning with Zerubbabel (Haggai 1:12,14 ; Zechariah 8:6,11 , 12 ) and those returning at the time of Ezra (Ezra 9:13-15 ) regarded themselves as that remnant. Isaiah had graphically depicted the Assyrian takeover with the image of God cutting down the tall trees and lopping off boughs with "terrifying power" (Isaiah 10:28-34 ; NRSV ). Equally graphic was to be the recovery as "the outcasts of Israel" and the "dispersed of Judah" would be gathered together. Also, there would emerge a shoot (remnant?) from the stump of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1 ). Upon this shoot, customarily interpreted as the Messiah, rests the sevenfold spirit (vv. 2-3a) with the promise that he would rule in righteousness (v. 5). The eschatological picture of the cessation of all hostilities among humans and among animal leans on the existence of a remnant. In the prophet's mouth, remnant language for Israel is hope-engendering.
The remnant was the recipient of other promises: granting of pardon (Micah 7:18-20 ); God's everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:2 ); taking root (2 Kings 19:30 ; cf. Isaiah 37:31-32 ); removal of enemies and becoming established like a lion in the forest (Micah 4:7-9 ); the Lord's promise to be a garland of glory for the remnant (Isaiah 28:5-6 ); and a grant by God for the people to possess all things (Zechariah 8:6 ).
The texts announcing salvation for the remnant raise the question of the relation of the remnant to its base group. Jeremiah addresses this question for his situation: God's future lay with those who had been taken to Babylon (the good figs), not with those who stayed in the land (the bad figs, Jeremiah 24 ). The Qumran community saw itself as the "remnant of thy people [1]" (1QM14.8-9; cf. CD 2.11). Paul clarified the relationship between the remnant, those who accepted the gospel, and the larger body of unbelieving Jews, by noting: (1) that the remnant represented the ongoing activity of God with the chosen people, "a remnant chosen by grace" (Romans 11:5 ) since it is the spiritual Israel; (2) that the function of the Jewish remnant, to which are not attached the Gentile believers, is to serve as a vehicle of retrieval or recovery for the larger Jewish community; and (3) that the exclusion of the larger is for a limited time (Romans 11:11-32 ).
One might ask, of course, how it is that God holds with the remnant, which is usually the small rather than the large body, the minority rather than the majority. Where is God's ultimate triumph? One answer is to examine the larger sweep of salvation history. The story of the primeval history was discontinued in favor of the election of Abram, a remnant, so to speak, from the larger group. Similarly the New Testament story discontinued the story of mainstream Israel and related the story of the faithful remnant. This remnant, however, received from Jesus a mission that was world-embracing (Matthew 28:18-20 ). The remnant was called to redemptive activity. The Book of Revelation depicts, as does the primeval history, a great diversity of people, people now in God's presence. The remnant has accomplished God's purpose. Questions on the order of majority/minority may be misplaced. By God's measure, more on the order of righteousness, his triumph is not in doubt (Zephaniah 3:11-13 ). The doctrine of the remnant is in part that failure of a larger body will not impair God's purposes.
Because the criterion is not ethnicity but righteousness, the Scripture applies "remnant" language to peoples other than Israel. In a pivotal text Amos speaks of a remnant of Edom, interpreted by James as referring to all humankind, which will come under the saving umbrella of David (Amos 9:12 ). Philistines, like Judah, are envisioned as a "remnant for our God."
Elmer A. Martens
See also Church, the ; Israel
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Webster's Dictionary - Remnant
(1):
(a.) A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
(2):
(a.) Remaining; yet left.
(3):
(a.) That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.
(4):
(a.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Remnant
A. Nouns.
She'êrı̂yth (שְׁאֵרִית, Strong's #7611), “rest; remnant; residue.” The idea of the “remnant” plays a prominent part in the divine economy of salvation throughout the Old Testament. The “remnant” concept is applied especially to the Israelites who survived such calamities as war, pestilence, and famine—people whom the Lord in His mercy spared to be His chosen people: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this” (2 Kings 19:31; cf. Ezra 9:14).
The Israelites repeatedly suffered major catastrophes that brought them to the brink of extinction. So they often prayed as in Jer. 42:2: “Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:).”
Isaiah used the word she'êrı̂yth 5 times to denote those who would be left after the Assyrian invasions: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this” (Isa. 37:32).
Micah also announced the regathering of the Jewish people after the Exile. Thus Micah prophesied: “I will surely assemble them together, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel …” (2:12). In Mic. 4:7 he predicted: “And I will make her that halted a remnant and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.” In 5:7-8 and 7:18, Micah announces a similar idea.
Jeremiah discussed the plight of the Jews who fled to Egypt after Jerusalem’s capture by Nebuchadnezzar: “Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the King of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah.… Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael … wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?” (Jer. 40:11, 15).
Zephaniah, a seventh-century prophet, identified the “remnant” with the poor and humble (2:3, 7; 3:12-13). Zechariah announced that a “remnant” would be present at the time of the coming of the Messiah’s kingdom (12:10-13:1; 13:8-9).
She'âr (שְׁאָר, Strong's #7605), “rest; remnant; residue.” Isaiah describes the “remnant” of Israel: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth” (Isa. 10:20). Notice that a twofold theme emerges from most prophetic passages concerning the “remnant”: (1) A “remnant” will survive when the people are subjected to punishment, and (2) the fact that a “remnant” does survive and does remain contains a note of hope for the future. Isa. 10:21 announces: “The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.” In Isa. 11:11, the prophet proclaims: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his peoplewhich shall be left from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” See also REMAINDER.
B. Verb.
Shâ'ar (שָׁאַר, Strong's #7604), “to remain, be left over.” This verb and its noun derivatives occur about 220 times in the Old Testament.
Noah and his family were a “remnant” delivered by the Flood: “… And Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark” (Gen. 7:23). In the days of Elijah, when God’s chosen people in the northern kingdom had fallen into apostasy, the Lord announced: “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal …” (1 Kings 19:18).
In the pre-exilic period, this remnant idea is stressed by Isaiah. Isaiah tells of the judgment on the earth from which a remnant will “remain”: “Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left” (Isa. 24:6). Isa. 4:3 refers to a “remnant” which shares holiness: “And it shall come to pass, that he that is left [1], and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy.…”
In the writing prophets, the idea of the “remnant” acquired a growing significance. Yet the idea may be found as early as the Pentateuch. The idea of “those being left” or “having escaped,” especially a portion of the Israelite people, may be traced back to Deut. 4:27: “And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you” (cf. Deut. 28:62). In these passages, Moses warns that if Israel failed to live up to the stipulations of the Mosaic covenant, the Lord would scatter them among the nations, and then He would regather a “remnant.”
In Neh. 1:2-3, the condition of the “remnant” of Israel is described: “… And I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said unto me, the remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach.…”
King James Dictionary - Remnant
REM'NANT, n. contracted from remanent. See Remain.
1. Residue that which is left after the separation, removal or destruction of a part. The remnant that are left of the captivity. Nehemiah 1 .
2. That which remains after a part is done, performed, told or passed. The remnant of my tale is of a length to tire your patience.
Where I may think the remnant of my thoughts.
REM'NANT, a. Remaining yet left.
And quiet dedicate her remnant life to the just duties of a humble wife. Little used.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Remnant
REMNANT . See Israel, p. 387 b .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Remnant
This word constantly occurs in the O.T. in the sense of 'the rest of the people.' In every crisis in the history of Israel there has been a remnant: this was seen in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 19:18 ), and so too in the introduction of Christianity (Luke 2:38 ), and that it will be so in the future is abundantly evident from the testimony of the prophets. There will be great prosperity in the land, and God will cause the remnant of His people to possess it. Zechariah 8:12 : cf. Revelation 12:17 . When God's people are unfaithful to His calling, He secures His own purpose in a remnant.
The prophetic language in the Psalms is not that of the mass of Israel, but of the remnant, in whom the Spirit of Christ speaks; and it is in the Psalms that the remnant is first seen as distinguished from the ungodly nation. The idea of a remnant is found also in the address to the church in Thyatira, and to that remnant ('the rest') it was said, "That which ye have already hold fast till I come." Revelation 2:24,25 . They represent the faithful in the time of the supremacy of the apostate Popish system.
A remnant represents morally the original whole, and does not imply an inferior remaining portion. It is of God's grace that any are enabled to be stedfast to the original truth and calling during a general apostasy from it.

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Remnant - The Remnant that are left of the captivity. The Remnant of my tale is of a length to tire your patience. ...
Where I may think the Remnant of my thoughts. ...
And quiet dedicate her Remnant life to the just duties of a humble wife
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She'êrı̂yth (שְׁאֵרִית, Strong's #7611), “rest; Remnant; residue. ” The idea of the “remnant” plays a prominent part in the divine economy of salvation throughout the Old Testament. The “remnant” concept is applied especially to the Israelites who survived such calamities as war, pestilence, and famine—people whom the Lord in His mercy spared to be His chosen people: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a Remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this” (2 Kings 19:31; cf. 42:2: “Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God, even for all this Remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:). ”...
Isaiah used the word she'êrı̂yth 5 times to denote those who would be left after the Assyrian invasions: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a Remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this” ( Remnant of Israel …” (2:12). 4:7 he predicted: “And I will make her that halted a Remnant and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. ...
Jeremiah discussed the plight of the Jews who fled to Egypt after Jerusalem’s capture by Nebuchadnezzar: “Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the King of Babylon had left a Remnant of Judah. … Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael … wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the Remnant in Judah perish?” ( Remnant; residue. ” Isaiah describes the “remnant” of Israel: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth” ( Remnant shall return, even the Remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 11:11, the prophet proclaims: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the Remnant of his peoplewhich shall be left from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. ...
Noah and his family were a “remnant” delivered by the Flood: “… And Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark” ( Remnant idea is stressed by Isaiah. Isaiah tells of the judgment on the earth from which a Remnant will “remain”: “Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left” ( Remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach
Remnant - A Remnant of people is what is left of a community following a catastrophe (e. Terms for Remnant in the Old Testament derive from six roots and occur some 540 times (forms of Heb. Remnant, frequently in the sense of residue or refugee, takes on theological hues when it becomes the object of God's address and/or action. ...
Sociologically the Remnant could be described variously as refugees, a community subgroup, or a sect. Canonically one may find language of Remnant in the Pentateuch, in historical books (e. Historically, an illustration of Remnant are the seven thousand in Israel who in times of apostasy of the Ahab/Jezebel era had not defected from the Lord (1 Kings 19:9-18 ). Theologically, Remnant language clusters in several Old Testament books, the authors of which lived at some hinge point in history: Isaiah (37:31-32) and Micah (4:7; 7:18) near the time of Israel's collapse; Jeremiah (11:23; 50:20) and Zephaniah (2:7-9) near the time of Judah's fall; and Paul near the time of the emergence of the church (Romans 11:5 ). Remnant language is associated with both judgment and salvation. ...
Remnant and the Oracle of Judgment . The language of Remnant in announcements of judgment was used to emphasize the totality of the judgment—whether of non-Israelites or Israelitesso that no trace, no Remnant would in the end remain. Damascus will become a ruinous heap, and the Remnant of Syria will cease (Isaiah 17:3 ). Most conclusive is the statement against Babylon, which combines the ideas of reputation (name ) and Remnant, perhaps as an idiom for total destruction: "I will cut off from Babylon her name and survivors (sa'ar)" (Isaiah 14:22 ; cf. For Israel especially language of Remnant was also invoked to disabuse any who might consider themselves exceptions to the predicted casualties. ...
The name Shear-Jashub ("a Remnant will return, " Isaiah 7:3 ), often thought to be seminal to the prophets' thought on Remnant, is, even in context, ambiguous in meaning. Did the expression portend misfortune, or did it convey that all was not lost? The expression, "a Remnant will return, " when applied later to Israel, became, even if marginally, a message of hope (Isaiah 10:20-23 ; 37:31-32 ; = 2 Kings 19:30-31 ). ...
Remnant and Oracles of Salvation . Oracles of salvation may follow immediately on the heels of announcements of judgment, and paradoxically, both entail a Remnant. But not all the populace is equally guilty, and while the pious do not escape the effects of the destruction, God in his justice spares them; they become the Remnant. ...
Since acceptance with God is not based on merit, one dimension of Remnant theology is its message of God's grace (Isaiah 1:9 ; Amos 5:15 ). ...
The Remnant is future-oriented. What pros- pects has the Remnant that becomes, as in the exile, the carrier of God's promise? The prospect was for the exiles to be gathered together and to return to the homeland (Jeremiah 23:3 ; 31:7-9 ; Micah 2:12-13 ; 4:6-7 ). The solution to the tension between God's earlier unchangeable promise and Israel's sad history lies in the Remnant. Those returning with Zerubbabel (Haggai 1:12,14 ; Zechariah 8:6,11 , 12 ) and those returning at the time of Ezra (Ezra 9:13-15 ) regarded themselves as that Remnant. Also, there would emerge a shoot (remnant?) from the stump of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1 ). The eschatological picture of the cessation of all hostilities among humans and among animal leans on the existence of a Remnant. In the prophet's mouth, Remnant language for Israel is hope-engendering. ...
The Remnant was the recipient of other promises: granting of pardon (Micah 7:18-20 ); God's everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:2 ); taking root (2 Kings 19:30 ; cf. Isaiah 37:31-32 ); removal of enemies and becoming established like a lion in the forest (Micah 4:7-9 ); the Lord's promise to be a garland of glory for the Remnant (Isaiah 28:5-6 ); and a grant by God for the people to possess all things (Zechariah 8:6 ). ...
The texts announcing salvation for the Remnant raise the question of the relation of the Remnant to its base group. The Qumran community saw itself as the "remnant of thy people [1]" (1QM14. Paul clarified the relationship between the Remnant, those who accepted the gospel, and the larger body of unbelieving Jews, by noting: (1) that the Remnant represented the ongoing activity of God with the chosen people, "a Remnant chosen by grace" (Romans 11:5 ) since it is the spiritual Israel; (2) that the function of the Jewish Remnant, to which are not attached the Gentile believers, is to serve as a vehicle of retrieval or recovery for the larger Jewish community; and (3) that the exclusion of the larger is for a limited time (Romans 11:11-32 ). ...
One might ask, of course, how it is that God holds with the Remnant, which is usually the small rather than the large body, the minority rather than the majority. The story of the primeval history was discontinued in favor of the election of Abram, a Remnant, so to speak, from the larger group. Similarly the New Testament story discontinued the story of mainstream Israel and related the story of the faithful Remnant. This Remnant, however, received from Jesus a mission that was world-embracing (Matthew 28:18-20 ). The Remnant was called to redemptive activity. The Remnant has accomplished God's purpose. The doctrine of the Remnant is in part that failure of a larger body will not impair God's purposes. ...
Because the criterion is not ethnicity but righteousness, the Scripture applies "remnant" language to peoples other than Israel. In a pivotal text Amos speaks of a Remnant of Edom, interpreted by James as referring to all humankind, which will come under the saving umbrella of David (Amos 9:12 ). Philistines, like Judah, are envisioned as a "remnant for our God
Remnant - ' In every crisis in the history of Israel there has been a Remnant: this was seen in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 19:18 ), and so too in the introduction of Christianity (Luke 2:38 ), and that it will be so in the future is abundantly evident from the testimony of the prophets. There will be great prosperity in the land, and God will cause the Remnant of His people to possess it. When God's people are unfaithful to His calling, He secures His own purpose in a Remnant. ...
The prophetic language in the Psalms is not that of the mass of Israel, but of the Remnant, in whom the Spirit of Christ speaks; and it is in the Psalms that the Remnant is first seen as distinguished from the ungodly nation. The idea of a Remnant is found also in the address to the church in Thyatira, and to that Remnant ('the rest') it was said, "That which ye have already hold fast till I come. ...
A Remnant represents morally the original whole, and does not imply an inferior remaining portion
Remenant - ) A Remnant
Jattir - A Remnant; excellent
Shear-Jashub - The Remnant shall return
Abiathar - Excellent father; father of the Remnant
Remnant - Remnant
Execration - The term appears in the KJV twice (Jeremiah 42:18 ,Jeremiah 42:18,44:12 ), both times in reference to the fate of the Remnant who disobeyed God's word and sought safety in Egypt. First, their name would become an object of cursing (NIV), that is, others would curse the Remnant. Alternately, their name might be used as a curse (TEV) in the form “May you be like the Remnant whom God destroyed
Shear-Jashub - SHEAR-JASHUB (‘a Remnant shall return,’ Isaiah 7:3 ). A symbolical name given to a son of Isaiah to signify the return of the Remnant to God after the punishment at the hands of the Assyrians
Shear Jashub - ("a Remnant shall return. His name was a standing memorial to Ahaz, symbolizing the saving of the Remnant of Judah when Israel was cast away (Isaiah 7:1-7; Isaiah 10:20-22; Isaiah 6:13), therefore that Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Damascus could not succeed
Remnant - This faithful minority is consistently referred to as the Remnant. Israel may have been God’s people in the national sense, but the Remnant were God’s people in the spiritual sense. Time and again the prophets declared that God had rejected his unfaithful people but would preserve the faithful Remnant. One task of the prophets was to build up and encourage the Remnant (1 Kings 19:18; Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 8:16-19; Isaiah 10:20-23; Luke 2:25-384; Jeremiah 15:19-21). But God would still preserve a Remnant, so that after a time in captivity, some would return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple, the city and the nation (Ezra 9:13-15; Isaiah 11:11-12; Isaiah 11:16; Micah 2:12). ...
After the return, the people as a whole again became unfaithful to God, but there was always a Remnant of faithful believers. From this Remnant the Messiah eventually came (Micah 5:2-3; Micah 5:7-8; Zechariah 8:11-12; Malachi 3:16-18; Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 1:5-7; 1618416764_23). But a Remnant received him. Within it, however, were the believing Jews, the faithful Remnant, the spiritual Israelites who believed in Jesus the Messiah and became part of his church (Acts 13:43; Acts 16:1; Acts 17:2-4; Acts 18:8; Romans 2:28-29; Romans 9:6-8; Romans 11:1-5)
Vestigial - ) Of or pertaining to a vestige or Remnant; like a vestige
Remanent - ) That which remains; a Remnant; a residue
She'ar-ja'Shub - a Remnant shall return ), the symbolical name of the son of Isaiah the prophet
Shearjashub - Symbolical name given to the elder son of the prophet Isaiah, signifying 'a Remnant shall return
Western wall - Water Drawing Celebrations, The: the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, the last Remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem ...
Parovarium - ) A group of tubules, a Remnant of the Wolffian body, often found near the ovary or oviduct; the epoophoron
Wends - ) A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and eastern parts of Germany, of which a small Remnant exists
Remnant - Several Hebrew words express the Remnant idea: yether , “that which is left over”; she' ar , “that which remains”; she' rith , “residue”; pelitah , “one who escapes”; sar id, “a survivor”; and, sheruth , “one loosed from bonds. ” In the New Testament, Remnant or left over is the equivalent of the Greek words: kataleimma , leimma , and loipos . ...
Noah and his family may be understood as survivors, or a Remnant, of a divine judgment in the flood (Genesis 6:5-8 ; Genesis 7:1-23 ). ...
Hosea's book does not use the Remnant terminology, but the concept of the Lord's mercy extended to those experiencing judgment is present in several places (Hosea 2:14-23 ; Hosea 3:4-5 ; Hosea 6:1-3 ; Hosea 11:8-11 ; Hosea 13:14 ; Hosea 14:1-9 ) including calls to repentance and descriptions of what the Remnant may enjoy in life. ...
The Remnant doctrine was so important to Isaiah that he named one of his sons Shear-Jashub, meaning “A Remnant Shall Return” (Isaiah 7:3 ). ...
Many Remnant passages are closely tied with the future king, the Messiah, who would be the majestic ruler of those who seek his mercies (Isaiah 9:1-7 ; Isaiah 11:1-16 ; Isaiah 32:1-8 ; Isaiah 33:17-24 ). These passages have a strong eschatological thrust, expecting future generations to be the Remnant. Other passages looked to the generation of Isaiah's day to provide the Remnant. This Remnant would be personified in the Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:1 ). An important segment of the Remnant would be those who were afflicted (Isaiah 14:32 ). Later, Zephaniah spoke of the humble and the lowly as the ones who would find refuge among the Remnant (Zephaniah 2:3 ; Zephaniah 3:12-13 ). Statements of hope and promise for the Remnant are concentrated in Jeremiah 30-33 . ...
Ezekiel agreed with Jeremiah that the Remnant of Judah taken to Babylon would be the source of people fit for the Lord's new community. ...
Zechariah spoke in glowing terms of how the Remnant, the returned exiles to Jerusalem, would prosper (Zechariah 8:6-17 ; Zechariah 9:9-17 ; Zechariah 14:1-21 ). Ezra recognized the people who had returned to Jerusalem as members of the Remnant, but in danger of re-enacting the sins of the past (Ezra 9:7-15 ). ...
In the New Testament, Paul quoted (Romans 9:25-33 ) from Hosea and from Isaiah to demonstrate that the saving of a Remnant from among the Jewish people was still part of the Lord's method of redeeming His people
Ithream - (ihth' ruh am) Personal name meaning, “remnant of the people
Lemuria - ) A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a Remnant
Shearjashub - (sshee' ahr jay' sshuhb) Symbolic personal name meaning, “a Remnant shall return. Isaiah apparently named him (and his brother, Mahershalalhashbaz) as an embodiment of prophecy, that Judah would fall, but a Remnant would survive
Shear-Jashub - A Remnant shall escape or return (i
Shear-Jashub - The Remnant shall return, Isaiah 7:3 10:21 , the name of one of Isaiah's sons; supposed to have had a prophetic meaning, like Mather-shalal-hash-baz
Cagot - They are supposed to be a Remnant of the Visigoths
Parepididymis - ) A small body containing convoluted tubules, situated near the epididymis in man and some other animals, and supposed to be a Remnant of the anterior part of the Wolffian body
Gleaning - Isaiah compared the few grapes or olives left for gleaners to the small Remnant of Israel God would leave when He judged them (Isaiah 17:5-9 ). One day, however, God would again gather or glean His Remnant one by one and return them to worship in Jerusalem (Isaiah 27:12 )
Hothir - (hoh' thuhr) Personal name meaning, “he caused to be a Remnant
Pelatiah - The prophet fell on his face thereupon saying, "Ah! Lord God! wilt Thou make a full end of the Remnant of Israel?" The people regarded Pelatiah as a mainstay of the city. " Is that hope to be disappointed? asks Ezekiel; is his death a token that all, even the Remnant, shall be destroyed?...
Ithran - (ihth' ran) Personal name meaning, “remnant” or “abundance
Voiding - ) That which is voided; that which is ejected or evacuated; a Remnant; a fragment
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The Remnant of the house of Judah, they shall feed thereupon
Rezon - Gathered the Syrian Remnant, after David's slaughter of his master Hadadezer (2 Samuel 8:3-8), and set up a petty kingdom at Damascus, and thence harassed Solomon's kingdom
Tuscaroras - They were conquered in 1713, after which the Remnant of the tribe joined the Five Nations, thus forming the Six Nations
Amalek - In Hezekiah's reign, the last Remnant of Amalek in Edom was dispersed by the Simeonites (1 Chronicles 4:42-43)
Rump - ) The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a Remnant
Remnant - Paul’s word correspond exactly with that of the passage in Isaiah 10:22, which he is here quoting from the Septuagint : ‘And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the Remnant that shall be saved’ (Septuagint , τὸ κατάλειμμα αὐτῶν σωθήσεται). ...
The Apostle is expressing, in language adapted from the OT, his conviction that only a Remnant of the Jews will be saved, a conviction forced upon him by the repeated experiences of his missionary journeys. The only survivors will be the ‘remnant,’ the group of true-hearted believers who submit to God’s word spoken by the prophet. Of this ‘remnant’ the prophet says that it ‘shall return’ (יָשׁוּב). ]'>[1] , λίμμα): ‘Even so then at this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of grace. The ‘remnant’ in the time of Elijah and that in the time of Isaiah are prototypes of the believing minority of Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah
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The faith of Israel became more concrete when the Remnant idea was developed from corporate salvation out of the divine wrath and judgment. To the Remnant fell the status and condition of God's long purpose for His people. The Remnant as the chosen one is explained by Jesus in Matthew 22:14 . Most of all, Jesus Himself is the Remnant. Truly, the church carries the ideas from the Old Testament that the Remnant in the figure of the Servant is the witness of universal salvation and the agent of a final revelation. The idea of God's people in the Old Testament culminates in the person of the Servant who is the idea of the Remnant personified as an individual
Boaz, Booz - Boaz is a type of Christ who in a future day will raise up the name of the dead in Israel through the returned but desolate Remnant
Anakim - They were probably a Remnant of the original inhabitants of Palestine before the Canaanites, a Cushite tribe from Babel, and of the same race as the Phoenicians and the Egyptian shepherd kings. Joshua finally expelled them from the land, except a Remnant that found a refuge in the cities of Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod (Joshua 11:22 )
Relic - ) That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a Remnant
Gergesenes - Some have thought that the Remnant of the ancient Gergashites gave their name to this district
Avim, Avites - A people who once inhabited the villages of Philistia, who were destroyed by the Caphtorims, Deuteronomy 2:23 ; a Remnant being left till the days of Joshua
Og - He is described as lord over "the Remnant of the Raphaims who dwelt in Astaroth, and in Edrai, and had dominion in Mount Hermon, and in Salecha, and in all Basan
Zipporah - Jethro is a type of the Gentile rejoicing in the deliverance of Israel, and bringing back the loved Remnant thereof in the last days
Abelians - They were probably the Remnant of a Gnostic sect, tinged perhaps by Manichean influences
Abelites - They were probably the Remnant of a Gnostic sect, tinged perhaps by Manichean influences
Abelonians - They were probably the Remnant of a Gnostic sect, tinged perhaps by Manichean influences
Jewels - In Malachi 3:17 it is used symbolically for the Remnant that will be precious to the Lord of hosts in a future day, as the saints are now during the rejection of the Lord Jesus by the world
Jether - (jee' thuhr) Personal name meaning, “remnant
Ruhamah - Hosea had in Hosea 1 called his daughter symbolically Lo-ruhamah, 'not having obtained mercy,' to signify the state of Israel; but in Hosea 1:11 he speaks of restoration, so that Ruhamah apparently refers to the Remnant, those who entered into the spirit and mind of the prophet, and in that sense were his 'sisters
Elisabeth - She was one of the God-fearing Remnant, of which a glimpse is obtained in the early chapters of Luke's gospel
Baali - In the last days a Remnant will be brought into the wilderness, and be spoken comfortably to
Book of Life, the - A third (called simply 'the book,') contains the names of the Remnant of Israel
Black - Under the figure of a bride the Remnant of Israel says, I am 'black,' describing herself as having become dark or swarthy by the rays of the sun; the scorching effect of affliction, Song of Solomon 1:5,6 : 'burning instead of beauty
Ittai - He illustrates how Gentiles will be associated with the Remnant of Israel, both in the sufferings and reign of their Messiah, and serve Him in a future day
Anak, Anakim - They dwelt insouthern Palestine, Hebron being especially mentioned as their city, which was given to Caleb after the Anakim had been destroyed by Joshua, except that a Remnant escaped and retired to the cities of Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod
Zephaniah, the Book of - Motive to it: God's coming judgments on Israel's foes, the Philistines, Moabites, Ammonites (the land of which three nations the Remnant of Jehovah's people shall possess), Ethiopians, and Nineveh, which shall be a desolation;...
"He will famish all the gods of the earth (by destroying the nations worshipping them), and men shall worship Him" each in his own house (Zephaniah 2:4-15). After her chastisement Jehovah invites the pious Remnant of the Jews to wait upon Him, as He is about to interpose for Judah and Jerusalem against the nations gathered against her (Zechariah 12-14). "The Remnant of Israel shall no longer do iniquity
Hivites - A Remnant of them still existed in the time of Solomon (1 Kings 9:20 )
Adama - It was the most easterly of all those which were swallowed up; and there is some probability that it was not entirely sunk under the waters; or that the inhabitants of the country built a new city of the same name upon the eastern shore of the Dead Sea; for Isaiah, according to the Septuagint, says, "God will destroy the Moabites, the city of Ar, and the Remnant of Adama
Anakim - They were nearly extirpated by the Hebrews so that only a few remained afterwards in the cities of the Philistines, Numbers 13:22; Deuteronomy 9:2; Joshua 11:21-22; Joshua 14:15; and Jeremiah 47:5, which in the Septuagint reads: "O Remnant of the Anakim" that is cut off
Day of the Lord - The day in which Jehovah was expected to punish sinful Hebrews and the enemies of Israel, and to establish at least the righteous Remnant of His people in political supremacy. Sinners, whether Jews or Gentiles, are to be punished, but a pious Remnant is to be saved, the beginnings of a new Israel. The establishment of a Remnant of a pious Israel was the germ of the hope of the Messianic kingdom; and the Day of Jehovah itself became the Day of Judgment , which figures so largely in both Jewish and Christian Messianism
Zebah - Zebah and Zalmunna had succeeded in escaping across the Jordan with a Remnant of the Midianite host, but were overtaken at Karkor, probably in the Hauran, and routed by Gideon
Remainder - ) Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; Remnant
Maschil - The word signifies 'instruction,' and these Psalms convey instruction to the Remnant, which they will understand
Michmash - Robinson found here a village called Mukhmas, which appeared to be the Remnant of a town of some size and importance
Amorites - A Remnant out of the Gentile nations was thus associated with the heir of promise, though Lot (a type of Israel after the flesh) had separated from him. The Gibeonites were a Remnant of the Amorites
Servant of the Lord - While the rest of the people rebelled against God, the believing Remnant kept serving him loyally (Isaiah 49:4-6; see Remnant). ...
Israel as a nation was Abraham’s natural offspring (John 8:37; Romans 4:1; Romans 11:1), the faithful Remnant were his spiritual offspring (Romans 9:6-7; Galatians 3:28-29), but the Messiah Jesus was the perfect offspring. Those ideals never became a reality for the nation Israel, and only to a limited extent did they characterize the faithful Remnant. The godly Remnant within Israel suffered because of the sins of others, and so did Jesus; but, more than that, Jesus suffered to take away the sins of others (Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 8:17; Matthew 20:28; 1 Peter 2:22-25)
Bride - Though the word does not occur in the Canticles, nearly the whole of that book is composed of discourses between a bridegroom and a bride — doubtless referring to Jehovah and the Jewish Remnant: cf
Goli'Ath - ) He was possibly descended from the old Rephaim [1], of whom a scattered Remnant took refuge with the Philistines after their dispersion by the Ammonites
Left, Remain - 9:1: “Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul …?” The Remnant idea is reflected in Remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword
Residue - ) That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or designated; Remnant; remainder
Ithra - (ihth' ruh) Personal name meaning, “remnant” or “abundance
Meshach - Nebuchadnezzar, head of the Gentile power, having been brought into a prominent position by God is compelled to own the God of this captive but faithful Remnant, who had shown His power in protecting those who were faithful to Him
Naomi - Typically she represents desolate Israel, as Ruth does the despised but pious Remnant brought into full blessing at the end on the ground of sovereign mercy, even as Gentiles, yet casting themselves on the goodness of the Kinsman-Redeemer: see Isaiah 63:16
Zaccheus - ...
The "house of Zaccheus" now shown on the plain of Jericho is probably the Remnant of a fort built in the tenth century, or even more recently
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz - Shearjashub (Isaiah 7:3, "a Remnant shalt return") was another sign that Judah should not be utterly destroyed, notwithstanding its terrible defeat by Pekah of Israel, and notwithstanding Syria's confederacy with Israel against it (Isaiah 7:17-25; Isaiah 8:6-9)
Creed - A Remnant of a creed in the works of Cyprian
Shinar, Plain of - Isaiah prophesied that God would bring out a Remnant of His people from Shinar (Genesis 11:11 )
Baruch - He warned them against provoking a foe whom they could not withstand; and, when they had fallen into captivity with the best of their people, he warned the Remnant to cease arousing Babylon and place their trust in God
Famine - In speaking of the tribulations that will come upon Israel before the Remnant of them are brought into blessing, Amos prophesies that there will be a famine of the 'words of Jehovah
Immanuel, Emmanuel - ...
It has been asked, How could this be a sign to Ahaz, seeing that this event did not take place till centuries after? The prophetic announcement of the birth of such a child was the present evidence to faith that whatever combinations men might make, the Remnant could count on God: see Isaiah 8:9,10 , where they say, "God is with us. " It should be noticed that there are two prophetic children: the one (Shear-jashub) figurative of the Remnant, and Immanuel; so the prophecy continues, "For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou fearest shall be forsaken" (as Isaiah 7:16 should be translated). In Isaiah 7:3 of this chapter Isaiah had been told, when he went to meet Ahaz, to take his symbolical child Shear-jashub ('the Remnant shall return') with him
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - The prophet proclaims the judgements that must fall upon the land, and upon Judah and Jerusalem, though with grace to the faithful Remnant at the end. The people are addressed as a nation 'without shame' (instead of 'not desired'): they are called to seek Jehovah, if haply a Remnant might be hidden in the day of His wrath. The nations of those mentioned in the previous chapter would be completely cut off; and then Jehovah says, Surely Judah will listen to Me! In the future, Jehovah, after punishing the nations, will turn to His people, and a Remnant will be brought into blessing
Gedaliah - The little Remnant of the Jews now fled to Egypt
Neco - The resulting power vacuum encouraged the ambitious Neco to seize Gaza as a base (Jeremiah 47:1 ) for a campaign to bring Syria under his control and to bring aid to the Assyrian Remnant in their struggle with the rising force of Babylon
Frogs - fish beneath, an elect Remnant
ze'Bah - Here they sere reposing their with 15,000 men, a mere Remnant of their huge horde, when Gideon overtook them
Rabbinism - Only a small Remnant of the Jews of the captivity returned
Where - Where I though the Remnant of my age should have been cherishd by her child-like duty
Tahpanhes - 586), Johanan took the Remnant of the Jews from Jerusalem, including Jeremiah, to Tahpanhes
Excute - 1: ποιέω (Strong's #4160 — Verb — poieo — poy-eh'-o ) "to do, to make," is thrice rendered "execute," of the Lord's authority and acts in "executing" judgment, (a) of His authority as the One to whom judgment is committed, John 5:27 ; (b) of the judgment which He will mete out to all transgressors at His Second Advent, Jude 1:15 ; (c) of the carrying out of His Word (not "work," as in the AV) in the earth, especially regarding the nation of Israel, the mass being rejected, the Remnant saved, Romans 9:28
Johanan - He would not however listen to Jeremiah and remain in the land, but headed the Remnant in going to Egypt, where they practised idolatry
Thomas - He was not with the other disciples when the Lord breathed into them, and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost;" and thus he may be taken as a type of the future Remnant of the Jews, who will not believe till they see their Messiah
Cuthah - Intermixing with the ten tribes' Remnant, they became progenitors of the Samaritans who are called "Cuthaeans" by the Jews
Flock - When the leaders of Israel were to be judged as not caring for the Lord's flock, the prophet speaks of the Remnant as the poor o f the flock
Election - There is a Remnant according to the election of grace
Amalek - A small Remnant seems to have escaped, till at last the word of the Lord was fulfilled, and their name was blotted from the earth, in their utter destruction
Micah, Theology of - ...
Micah's theology represents both aspects of the Lord's covenant with Israel: the Lord will sentence his covenant people to exile out of the land of blessing if they fail to keep his righteous law, but he will always preserve from them a righteous Remnant to whom he will give his sworn land after the exile (2:5) and through whom he will bless the nations (4:1-5). In these four oracles Micah predicts Israel's exile, but looking beyond the judgment, he concludes the first cycle with a prophecy that the Lord will preserve a Remnant with him as their triumphant King (2:12-13). In Micah it embraces the Remnant's restoration from Babylon (4:9-10), the birth of the Messiah (5:2), and his universal and everlasting peace (5:5-6). Until that happens, however, Micah and the Remnant "will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever" (v. ...
In the second vision of these last days, Micah sees the lame Remnant regathered as a strong nation (4:6-7); and in the third, the kingdom's former glory is again restored to Jerusalem (4:8). The Remnant that survives the Babylonian exile will ultimately give birth to the new age (4:9-11); those who appeared defeated will become victorious (4:11-13). ...
In the fifth vision and at the center of these glorious prophecies (5:1-6), Micah now predicts that the Remnant will give birth to the Messiah, who will be born in lowly Bethlehem, David's cradle (v. ...
In the sixth vision, Micah foresees that the restored Remnant will become a savor of life and death among the nations (5:7-9) (cf. Micah's name means, "Who is like Yah, " and in this concluding prophecy he asks, "Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the Remnant of his inheritance?" (v. He predicts the Babylonian exile and the survival of the Remnant, and the birth of his Messiah in Bethlehem and the triumph of his rule, and brings them to pass. Hasel, The History and Theology of the Remnant Idea from Genesis to Isaiah ; A
Johanan - Captain of a band, a Remnant of the Jewish army, after Jerusalem's overthrow by the Chaldees. ) Johanan consulted the prophet that Jehovah, Jeremiah's God, might show the Jewish Remnant "the way wherein to walk, and the thing to do" (Jeremiah 42); imitating pious Hezekiah's request for Isaiah's intercession (Isaiah 37:4), "lift up thy prayer for the Remnant that is left
Good - The goodness of God is experienced in the goodness of God's creative work (Genesis 1:31 ) and in God's saving acts (liberation of Israel from Egypt, Exodus 18:9 ; return of a Remnant from captivity, Ezra 7:9 ; personal deliverance, Psalm 34:8 ; salvation, Philippians 1:6 )
Ashkelon, Askelon - The judgements of God were denounced against this city, Jeremiah 25:20 ; Jeremiah 47:5,7 ; Amos 1:8 ; Zechariah 9:5 ; and the Remnant of Judah should dwell there
Chemarim - This word occurs only once in our version of the Bible: "I will cut off the Remnant of Baal, and the name of the Chemarims (Chemarim) with the priests," Zephaniah 1:4 ; but it frequently occurs in the Hebrew, and is generally translated "priests of the idols," or "priests clothed in black," because chamar signifies blackness
Naphtali - When Jacob prophetically announced to the tribes that which should befall them in the last days, he said, "Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words," Genesis 49:21 ; it is the Remnant of Israel as the vessel of testimony. It is the full blessing of the Remnant as Jehovah's people
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Isaiah 58 — Isaiah 66 : Final results; the Remnant delivered and blessed. There is also grace in store for the latter days: Zion will be a centre of blessing, and a Remnant will be saved. Israel was God's vineyard and the men of Judah His pleasant plant: the people were judged in view of the care God had bestowed on them, no Remnant is mentioned: cf. The people were unfit for their Messiah, but will be judged in view of His coming glory: a Remnant is acknowledged. A Remnant, 'my brethren,' is attached to Immanuel, who is a stone of stumbling to the unbelieving nation, but a light amid the darkness until He is received in power and glory. In the day of deliverance the Remnant will come to understanding, the scorner being consumed. The character of the Remnant: they are owned as 'my people' by the Lord God, and He will comfort and redeem them
Psalms, Book of - This accounts for Christ being found throughout the Psalms: some refer exclusively to Him, as Psalm 22 ; in others (though the language is that of the Remnant of His people), Christ takes His place with them, making their sufferings His sufferings, and their sorrows His sorrows. Great too will be their persecution from without, from which God will deliver a Remnant and bring them into blessing. ...
BOOK 1 extends to the end of Psalm 41 , and is occupied with the state of the Jewish Remnant of the future (Judah), before they are driven out of Jerusalem: cf. The Remnant are here viewed as outside Jerusalem, and the city given up to wickedness; but Israel has to be brought back. In Psalm 45 Messiah is introduced, and the Remnant celebrate with gladness what God is for His people. Psalm 69 , Psalm 70 , and Psalm 71 speak of the humiliation of the Remnant, and Christ with them: some of the verses clearly point to Christ personally, as in the reference to the gall and the vinegar. The thought is not so much limited, as the previous books, to the Jewish Remnant, though faithful ones are spoken of. It is the introduction of the First-begotten into the earth, announced by the cry of the Remnant
Amos, Book of - Though judgements would come there would be a Remnant left, as when a shepherd recovers from a lion "two legs or a piece of an ear " — a small Remnant indeed! Amos 3:12 . He would destroy them from off the face of the earth, but not utterly : a Remnant should be saved, Amos 9:9
Samaritans - ; but the Samaritans in the time of Christ continued to esteem that mountain sacred, and as the proper place of national worship, John 4:20,21 , as is also the case with the small Remnant of that people who exist at the present day. ...
It is well known that a small Remnant of the Samaritans still exists at Nabulus, the ancient Shechem. Of late years the Remnant of Samaritans at Nabulus have often been visited by travellers
Leaven - seor (Exodus 12:15,19 ; 13:7 ; Leviticus 2:11 ), the Remnant of dough from the preceding baking which had fermented and become acid
Jaazaniah - "Son of the Maacathite," a "captain of the forces" who accompanied Johanan in waiting on Gedaliah, the governor over the Jewish Remnant after the capture of Jerusalem, and afterward in rescuing them from Ishmael, and in going to Egypt in spite of the Lord's prohibition (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 41:11; Jeremiah 43:4-5)
Anna - The name of an aged prophetess ( Luke 2:35-38 ), one of the godly Remnant in Israel who in the dark days which preceded the Messiah’s advent were looking for the dayspring from on high and waiting for the consolation of Israel
Samaritans - In the New Testament the word denotes the mixed race which sprang from the Remnant of Israel and the colonists brought from various parts of Assyria at the captivity
Anakim - They were in the spies' time a terror to Israel (Numbers 13:28), but were destroyed by Joshua, except a Remnant who escaped to the Philistine cities, Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod (Joshua 11:21-22)
Admiration - We may apply the words of the Lord upon another occasion, and say,"Because it is marvellous in the eyes of the Remnant of the people, should it be also marvellous in mine eyes, saith the Lord of hosts?" (Zechariah 8:6) The Hebrew word, in this instance, is the same as that given of Christ by the prophet, (Isaiah 9:6) when he calls him Wonderful
Tribes - ; but a Remnant returned under Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, 536 b
Olive - The tree was shaken to get the Remnant left after the general gathering (by "beating," Deuteronomy 24:20), Isaiah 24:13; image of Israel's "remnant according to the election of grace
Judah, the Kingdom of - It could not however be called the kingdom of Judah; only a Remnant of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned. Their descendants are scattered over the earth; but when God's set time is come they will be brought through the fire of judgement, and a Remnant will be saved, restored to their own land, and blessed under their Messiah whom they now reject
Short, Shorten - , in the fulfillment of His judgments pronounced upon Israel, a Remnant only being saved; the "cutting short" of His word is suggestive of the summary and decisive character of the Divine act
Goliath - Perhaps a descendant of the old Rephaim, a Remnant of whom, when dispersed by Ammon, took refuge with the Philistines (Deuteronomy 2:20-21; 2 Samuel 21:22)
End - ) That which is left; a Remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends
End - ) That which is left; a Remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends
Zephaniah - ; and in Zephaniah 1:4-6 threatens "cutting off" to "the Remnant of Baal" and "the name of the (See CHEMARIMS with the priests "; see Hosea 10:5 margin, "and them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops, and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham. "The Remnant of Baal" (Zephaniah 1:4) implies that Josiah's reformation was already begun but not completed
Amalekites - A Remnant, however, escaped and subsided afterwards; David defeated them on several occasions, 1 Samuel 27:8 30:1 2 Samuel 8:12 ; and they were finally blotted out by the Simeonites, in the time of Hezekiah, 1 Chronicles 4:43 , thus fulfilling the prediction of Balaam, Numbers 24:20
Shiloh - In honor of the presence of the ark, there was "a feast of the Lord in Shiloh yearly;" and at one of these festivals the daughters of Shiloh were seized by a Remnant of the Benjamites, Judges 21:19-23
Theodebert i., King of the Franks - In 539 Theodebert, invading Italy at the head of 100,000 Franks, overran a great part of Venetia, Liguria, and the Cottian Alps, till hunger and disease drove the Remnant of his army back to France (Marius, ann
Flock - ...
The prophetic promise pertains to God’s renewed blessing on the Remnant of the “flock”: “And I will gather the Remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase” ( Matthew, Gospel by - The Messiah being rejected, the Remnant comes into weeping. The Remnant are separated by the preaching of John. Led of the Spirit, He overcomes Satan, and then calls the Remnant around Himself. The gate was strait and the way narrow which led to life, and there were but few (the Remnant) who found it. The last scene with the apostles in this gospel is in Galilee, where Jesus had appointed to meet them, thus resuming connection with them as a Jewish Remnant
Kenites - These may have been a Remnant of the Kenites mentioned in Genesis 15:19
Meekness - ’ In our Lord’s time these terms denoted the godly Remnant in Israel, those who, despised by the rulers, lived devout lives in obscure corners, nourishing their faith on the Scriptures, and ‘waiting for the consolation of Israel’ ( Luke 2:25 ; Luke 2:38 ), the blessed Advent of the Messiah
Jeremiah - That monarch released him, and offered him a home in Babylon; but he chose to remain with the Remnant of the Jews, and was carried by them before long into Egypt, B
Hamor - The cruel retaliation by Simeon and Levi of Shechem's wrong to Dinah (Genesis 34) left a lasting soreness in the minds of the Hivite Remnant, who even without such ancient grudge would be ready enough to cast off Israel's yoke and revert to their original government by Hivite sheikhs
Branch - We have the same English term at Jeremiah 23:5 ; Jeremiah 33:15 , where another word, tsemach , is a title of the Messiah, intimating that this ‘shoot’ should arise out of ‘the low estate’ of the restored Remnant
Marvelous, To Be - Although something may appear impossible to man, it still is within God’s power: “If it be marvelous in the eyes of the Remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvelous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts” ( Unicorn - It is less docile than the ox, retaining a Remnant of ferocity and intractability, together with a wild and lowering aspect
Firstfruits - The saved Remnant within Israel is described as “firstfruits” (Romans 11:16 ), as are the 144,000 of the tribulation period (Revelation 14:4 )
Stumbling Block, - ...
Jehovah of hosts was to be a sanctuary for the believing Remnant, but He would be "for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel," that is, He would become such through their unbelief in Jehovah's intervention through the virgin's child
Philistim - "I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and destroy the Remnant of the sea coasts," Ezekiel 25:16 . "Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the Remnant of their valley," Jeremiah 47:5 . And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the Remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God," Amos 1:6-8 . "For Ashkelon shall be a desolation;" it shall be cut off with the Remnant of the valley; "and Ekron shall be rooted up. "—Thus accomplishing the words of prophecy, "the Remnant shall perish; the land of the Philistines shall be destroyed, that there shall be no inhabitant; and the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks
Zechariah, Prophecy of - The seventy years of indignation (not here the seventy years' captivity, though both periods partially synchronised) had then run their course, and a Remnant of the Jews had been in grace restored, as seen in the book of Ezra; but that was only a few drops of the shower of blessing that was to descend upon them. The restored Remnant is blessed, but left under responsibility till the time when Christ will make good God's counsels in the last days. Zechariah 4:6-10 give the then state of the returned Remnant, the Spirit with them, and the providential (not yet direct) government of God for them. In principle this was to be seen in the Remnant returned from Babylon. It will be also in the Remnant of the last days: cf. He raises up the true Shepherd, who feeds the Remnant (the poor of the flock). Jehovah owns Him as His Fellow, but His sword smote Him, and the sheep (the nation) were scattered, while the Remnant were blessed
Race - Salvation is solely by God’s grace, and people accept it by faith (Isaiah 1:16-20; Luke 3:6-8; Luke 11:32; John 8:39; John 8:44; Romans 9:30-32; Ephesians 2:8; see Remnant)
Batanists - It is said, they once thought of embracing the Christian religion; and some have thought the Druses a Remnant of this singular race of barbarians
Ruth, Book of - ...
The Book of Ruth may be taken as having a prophetic force: Naomi may represent Israel separated by death from 'God my king' (Elimelech), a widow and desolate among the Gentiles: Ruth, the Remnant in which, on the ground of mercy, the nation will bear a son
Testimony - , of the "testimony" concerning Christ and Israel in the Psalms, which will be used by the godly Jewish Remnant in the coming time of "Jacob's Trouble
Micah, Book of - Judgment would come, but afterwards, God would restore a Remnant of the people devoted to Him (Micah 4:1-13 ; Micah 7:14-20 ). by the Babylonians, but a Remnant returned. God's judgment looks to the Remnant's restoration (Micah 2:12-13 ). God plans to redeem and rule His weakened Remnant (Micah 4:6-11 )
Micah - In the first discourse (1-2) God rises in majesty to punish idolatry and send distress over Juda, to punish injustice, and none can thwart Him, and the Redemption is introduced, "I will assemble and gather together all of thee, O Jacob: I will bring together the Remnant of Israel
Micheas - In the first discourse (1-2) God rises in majesty to punish idolatry and send distress over Juda, to punish injustice, and none can thwart Him, and the Redemption is introduced, "I will assemble and gather together all of thee, O Jacob: I will bring together the Remnant of Israel
Bow - Though the divine righteousness requires a deluge of wrath on the faithless, God's faithfulness will only shine forth on the elect Remnant the brighter for the tribulation that necessarily precedes (compare Isaiah 54:8-10)
Jebus - ) In Zechariah 9:7 "Ekron (shall be) as a Jebusite," the sense is, Even the ignoble Remnant of the Jews shall be sacred to "our God" and "as a governor in Judah," whereas Philistine "Ekron" shall be a tributary bond servant "as a Jebusite," in the servile position to which Solomon consigned them (1 Kings 9:20-21)
Og - Og was of a different race, namely, "of the Remnant of the giants," the Rephaim before the Amorites came (Deuteronomy 3:13)
Israelite - The Apostle applies the term in its natural sense to himself in Romans 11:1, ‘I also am an Israelite,’ in order to show that all the members of the race have not been rejected by God, but that there is a Remnant according to the election of grace-Israelites who are Israelites indeed, not merely by outward physical connexion, but also by moral and spiritual characteristics
Apollinaris, Saint And Mart - This most interesting basilica, with the vacant monastery adjoining, is now the only Remnant of the town of Classis
Philistines - In the prophets destruction is pronounced upon their land and the Remnant of the people
Leontius, Priest And Martyr of Armenia - 298 note) was lost and a Remnant found refuge in the stronghold of Pag
Inherit - 47:6), and permitted a Remnant of the “possession” to return: “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the Remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy” ( Luke, Gospel of - At first no doubt (and just because He is to be revealed as Man, and in grace to men), He is presented (in a prefatory part in which there is the most exquisite picture of the godly Remnant) to Israel, to whom He had been promised, and in relationship with whom He came into this world; but afterwards this gospel presents moral principles which apply to man generally whosoever he may be, whilst yet manifesting Christ, for the moment, in the midst of that people. While occupied with these new relations (ancient in fact as to the counsels of God), Luke nevertheless gives the facts belonging to the Lord's connection with the Jews, owned in the pious Remnant of that people, with much more development than the other evangelists, as well as the proofs of His mission to that people, in coming into the world — proofs which ought to have gained their attention, and fixed it upon the child who was born to them
Micah, Book of - Because the Judge of Israel was smitten on the cheek with a rod, therefore He gave them up until the time of bringing forth, when the Remnant of His brethren should return unto the children of Israel; that is, they will no longer be added to the church as in Acts 2:27 . The Remnant of Jacob will then be in power as a lion: horses and chariots will be destroyed; and all graven images and symbols of idolatry
Hezekiah - " Sennacherib fled with the shattered Remnant of his forces to Nineveh, where, seventeen years after, he was assassinated by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer (2 Kings 19:37 )
Israel, Spiritual - Is spiritual Israel the church, Israel of all generations from Abraham to the end of time, Jews at the end of the ages, or the Remnant of believing Jews included in the church or brought into the church in the last days? Many interpretations have been made
Simeon - They are also mentioned in Revelation 7:7 , when a Remnant of them will be sealed for blessing
Sealing - The number typifies the completeness of the Remnant which is preserved through the great tribulation for blessing, and they are conspicuous as bearing the witness and mark of the living God
Election, - When God again restores Israel into blessing it will be a Remnant that will be chosen, whom He calls His 'elect
Song of Solomon - This is the union spoken of, with which the words of affection, that pass between Christ as Jehovah and the Remnant of Israel that will be brought into blessing, are in accord. ...
From the above it will be seen that the bride is not simply a person, but symbolic of the earthly Jerusalem and the Remnant whose names are registered as connected with God's foundation, embracing all the faithful of Israel, looked upon as 'the daughters of Jerusalem,' which represents the whole nation. The Remnant will be recovered under Christ under the new covenant. As said above, the interpretation of the book is that it embraces the union of Christ and the Jewish Remnant in a future day
Maon - Otherwise, a "Maon" tribe, of which Maon city was a Remnant, near Amalek, dispossessed by Caleb, may have oppressed Israel subsequently under the judges
Travail - The object in Revelation 12:2 in referring to the birth of Christ is to connect Him with His earthly people Israel in their future time of trouble, from which the godly Remnant, the nucleus of the restored nation, is to be delivered ( Jeremiah 30:7 )
Zephaniah, Book of - God's judgment will subject His enemies and bless the Remnant of His people (Zephaniah 2:4-15 ). A purified Remnant will worship Him in humility and with joy (Zephaniah 3:11-13 )
Dead Sea Scrolls - Like other Essenes, they believed that by observing their own interpretation of the Jewish law and by frequent ritual bathing they preserved a faithful Remnant
Eagle - ...
Revelation 12:14 (a) This seems to be a prophecy concerning the special provision GOD will make to preserve a Remnant of Israel from the terrible scourge and persecution that will arise against that people in the great day of GOD's wrath
Other - have loipa, neuter plural, AV, "other (Gentiles);" see the RV See Remnant , REST (the)
Election - (5) In the later Old Testament writings, and especially during the intertestamental period, there is a tendency to identify the “elect ones” with the true, faithful “remnant” among the people of God. The birth of the Messiah is seen to mark the dawn of the age of salvation for the Remnant (Ezekiel 34:12-13 , Ezekiel 34:23-31 ; Micah 5:1-2 ). The community of Essenes at Qumran saw themselves as an elect Remnant whose purity and faithfulness presaged the Messianic Age
Esau - Obadiah announces Edom's final judgement: no Remnant is restored
Benjamin - Restored to their inheritance this Remnant must have been wealthy proprietors; three of the families are mentioned as supplying a large force of soldiers
Haggai, Theology of - Brief but hard-hitting, Haggai's messages reached the hearts of the Jewish Remnant, and the people obediently responded to his call to finish the temple. Such occasions were among the most significant in Israel's experience (see Exodus 40:34-35 ; 1 Kings 8:10-11 ), so Haggai is anticipating a future for the Remnant even more glorious than the nation's illustrious past
Jeremiah - There, over its ruins, he chanted his immortal Lamentations; but the Remnant of the Jews fled to Egypt, dragging Jeremias with them
Jeremias - There, over its ruins, he chanted his immortal Lamentations; but the Remnant of the Jews fled to Egypt, dragging Jeremias with them
Vengeance - God does not completely destroy Israel but forgives them, preserving a Remnant in spite of their transgressions (Micah 7:18-20 )
Elect, Elected, Election - according to election" is virtually equivalent to "the electing purpose;" in Acts 11:5 , the "remnant according to the election of grace" refers to believing Jews, saved from among the unbelieving nation; so in Acts 11:7 ; in Acts 11:28 , "the election" may mean either the "act of choosing" or the "chosen" ones; the context, speaking of the fathers, points to the former, the choice of the nation according to the covenant of promise
Crown - Compare Isaiah 28:1; Isaiah 28:5; "woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower"; Samaria, Ephraim's capital on the brow of a hill, is the proud crown of his drunkards; it shall perish as the flower crown on his drunkard's brow soon "fades"; but "the Lord of hosts (in striking contrast) shall be for a crown of glory and for a diadem (tsephirah ), splendid head-dress) of beauty unto the residue (the Remnant left after consuming judgments) of His people
Beauty - God is a diadem of beauty for the faithful Israelite Remnant (Isaiah 28:5 )
Naming - Conditions of the times proved imaginative as well: Ichabod, “The glory has departed from Israel,” (NRSV) came about by the ark of the covenant falling into Philistine hands (1 Samuel 4:21-22 ) and the symbolic names of Isaiah's sons: Shear-jashub, “a Remnant shall return,” (Isaiah 7:3 ); Maher-Shalal-hash-baz, “swift is the booty, speedy is the prey,” (Isaiah 8:3 , NASB)
Elijah - But did the ‘great refusal’ of the majority prove either that all Israel was unfaithful or that God had cast off His people? No, for (a) now as in Elijah’s time there were splendid exceptions, forming a Remnant (λεῖμμα = שְׁאָר) which was the true Israel; and (b) God’s immutable faithfulness made the idea of a rejection incredible and almost unthinkable
Amalek, Amalekites - there is a remarkable statement that a Remnant of the Amalekites had escaped and dwelt in Edom, and that 500 Simeonites attacked and smote them
Jonathan - In this he was a type of the future Remnant, who, having left the true David, will go through the tribulation
Flood, the - ...
The Flood Remnant . The flood narrative contains the first mention in the biblical canon of the motif and terminology of Remnant: "Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained [2]" (Genesis 7:23 ). The Remnant who survived the cosmic catastrophe of the flood were constituted thus because of their right relationship of faith and obedience to God, not because of caprice or the favoritism of the gods, as in the extrabiblical ancient Near Eastern flood stories. ...
The theology of the flood is the pivot of a connected but multifaceted universal theme running through Genesis 1-11 and the whole rest of Scripture: creation, and the character of the Creator, in his original purpose for creation; uncreation, in humankind's turning from the Creator, the universal spread of sin, ending in universal eschatological judgment; and re-creation, in the eschatological salvation of the faithful Remnant and the universal renewal of the earth
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In the ‘Blessing of Moses’ (Deuteronomy 33:6 ) the curse has sealed his doom, and a pitiful Remnant depleted in strength is all that remains:...
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Yet, let his men be very few. ), the tribe was apparently reduced at that time to an inconsiderable Remnant ‘men of number,’ i
Micah - The intimations concerning the birth of Messiah as a child and His reign in peace, and Jacob's Remnant destroying adversaries as a "lion," but being "a dew from the Lord amidst many people" (Micah 4:9-5:5), correspond to Isaiah 7:14-16; Isaiah 9:6-7. Then the chosen Remnant amidst the surrounding gloom looks to the Lord and receives assurance of final deliverance
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Paul uses the rabbinic model of Elijah and the idea of the Remnant of Israel in Romans 11:2-5 (see 1 Kings 19:10-18 ). Just as Elijah became aware that a Remnant of true believers still existed in Israel, Paul understands that there was still a sacred Remnant of Jews who were elected by grace
May Laws - In 1905 the last Remnant of the May Laws disappeared when the anti-Jesuit Law was modified
Laws, May - In 1905 the last Remnant of the May Laws disappeared when the anti-Jesuit Law was modified
Meekness - Meekness was hallowed as a Christian virtue by the beatitude of Matthew 5:5, though it is not improbable that our Lord’s use of the phrase ‘the meek’ implied the semi-technical connotation of the OT, where they are the godly Remnant, often oppressed and nearly always obscure, in opposition to ‘the rich,’ the men of violence and pride, who dominated the society of Israel in the ages of warfare, defensive and offensive
Hezekiah, King of Judah - Though his messengers were in general mocked, there was a Remnant that responded to the king's invitation
Malachi - In the meantime the Remnant are spoken of as those that feared the Lord and thought upon His name: they communed often one with another
Joel, Book of - This was quoted by Peter in Acts 2:16-21 , but the nation did not then repent, it was only a Remnant that turned to the Lord and entered into the blessing that God was bestowing — not outward and visible benefits as it will be in the future
Oaths - ‘God do so to me and more also if …’ ( 1 Kings 2:23 ); the punishment called down in the case of the oath not being observed is left indeterminate in this form; this is to be explained from the fact that there was a fear lest the mention of the curse should ipso facto bring it to pass; it is a Remnant of animistic conceptions ( i
Obadiah, Book of - God's Remnant will be restored (19–20)...
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Shame - The believing Israelite Remnant trusted God through suffering (Isaiah 49:23 ; 54:4 )
Daniel the Prophet - He typifies the faithful Jewish Remnant during the Gentile supremacy, in bondage yet possessing the secret of the Lord
Nail - "Grace has been shown from the Lord our God," said Ezra, "to leave us a Remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place," Ezra 9:8 ; or, as explained in the margin, a constant and sure abode
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The Remnant of the people who had been left in Judea under the care of Gedaliah, having adopted the resolution of going into Egypt, and finding that Jeremiah opposed their taking that journey, threw the blame upon Baruch; insinuating that the latter had influenced the Prophet to declare against it
Isaiah - , and Sherajashub (a Remnant shall return), a name that publicized his belief in the survival and conversion of a faithful Remnant in Israel (Isaiah 29:5-89 ; Isaiah 7:3 ; Isaiah 8:1 ,Isaiah 8:1,8:4 ; Isaiah 10:20-23 ). Isaiah was certain that a faithful Remnant would always carry on the divine mission (Shearjashub, Isaiah 28:5-6 ). The subjects handled in this section include an oracle on sabbath keeping (Isaiah 56:1-8 ), censure of civil and religious leaders (Isaiah 56:9-57:12 ), an analysis of the meaning of fasting (Isaiah 58:1 ), the dilemma of the unfulfilled divine promises (Isaiah 59:1 ), hopeful encouragement to be anticipated (Isaiah 60-64 ), the grievous sin of Judah and the blessedness of the righteous Remnant (Isaiah 65:1 ), and brief fragments on a number of subjects (Isaiah 66:1 )
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Although judgment to come was the fundamental note of Isaiah’s teaching, there was another note that marked it from the outset: Israel-Judah was to perish, but a Remnant was to survive. On the other hand, Isaiah’s belief in a Remnant, which seems secured (apart from individual and perhaps doubtful passages) by the name of his son, forms a certain and perhaps a sufficient basis for the more elaborate details of the future
Servant of the Lord - Sometimes the concept of the "servant" seems to refer to those in Israel who were spiritual, the righteous Remnant who remained faithful to the Lord. Starting with 54:17 and ending with 66:14 there are several references to "the servants" of the Lord, and the plural may be another term for the righteous Remnant
Zechariah, Book of - God in His Jealousy Restores His Faithful Remnant (Zechariah 8:1-23 ). God will make a new covenant with the Remnant of His people after striking His shepherd (Zechariah 13:7-9 )
Preparation, Prepare, Prepared - , (a) of those things which are ordained (1) by God, such as future positions of authority, Matthew 20:23 ; the coming Kingdom, Matthew 25:34 ; salvation personified in Christ, Luke 2:31 ; future blessings, 1 Corinthians 2:9 ; a city, Hebrews 11:16 ; a place of refuge for the Jewish Remnant, Revelation 12:6 ; Divine judgments on the world, Revelation 8:6 ; 9:7,15 ; 16:12 ; eternal fire, for the Devil and his angels, Matthew 25:41 ; (2) by Christ: a place in Heaven for His followers, John 14:2,3 ; (b) of human "preparation" for the Lord, e
Giants - The success of David and his heroes against Goliath and the giants of Philistia (a Remnant of the old giant races) illustrates the divine principle that physical might and size are nothing worth, nay are but beaststrength, when severed from God and arrayed against the people of God
Nose - This word may be used of the structure protruding from one’s face: “… They shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy Remnant shall fall by the sword …” ( Achaia - ...
The Achaeans were probably the Remnant of a Pelasgian race ones distributed over the whole Peloponnesus
Hypostatical Union - The Monothelites, an ancient sect, of whom a Remnant is found in the neighbourhood of Mount Libanus, disclaim any connection with Eutyches, and agree with the Catholics in ascribing two natures to Christ; but they have received their name from their conceiving that Christ, being one person, can only have one will: whereas the Catholics, considering both natures as complete, think it essential to each to have a will, and say that every inconvenience which can be supposed to arise from two wills in one person, is removed by the perfect harmony between that will which belongs to the divine and that which belongs to the human nature of Christ
Amos, Theology of - Although the situation deteriorates to the point that he can no longer spare the nation (7:1-8; 8:1-2), he still talks in terms of a surviving Remnant of the people (5:15; 9:8-10). He also looks beyond the gloom of punishment to a time when he will rejuvenate the land and establish the Remnant there (9:11-15). Even in some of Yahweh's dark pronouncements of retribution against Israel there are glimmers of hope regarding the survival of a Remnant of the people (3:12; 5:3,15; 9:8-10). 11,14), and possessing the Remnant of Edom (v. Isaiah 9:1-7 ; 11:10-16 ), the singling out of a presumably chastened Remnant of Edom in Amos 9:12 calls to mind a number of biblical invectives against the descendants of Esau for their gleeful complicity with the Babylonian conquerors of Judah in 586 b
Ezekiel, Book of - The Remnant who lament over the abominations are marked in their foreheads. The rulers are condemned, but there is mercy and restoration for the pious Remnant
Tribes of Israel - Reuben, likewise, in the period of the kings, was an insignificant Remnant, and, though mentioned in 1 Chronicles 5:26 as still existing in 734, had apparently become disintegrated long before
Dan - That the Remnant of the family left in the South was either destroyed by its enemies, or, more likely, absorbed by the neighbouring tribes, is made probable by Judges 1:35 , which ascribes the victory over their enemies to the ‘house of Joseph
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The beautiful and touching way in which Joseph dealt with his brethren, will be repeated in a magnified way by the Lord's tender and loving dealing with the Remnant of Judah when they come to speak to Him about the wounds in His hands, and to mourn over the way He was treated by them
Jonah - When in the depths he cried to Jehovah, "out of the belly of Sheol:" as the Remnant of Israel will plead when they feel that the sentence of death is passed upon them
John the Baptist - A godly Remnant morally apart from the nation was thus prepared in spirit for the Lord
Unbelief - In all the Jewish history the purpose of God was to redeem some within the Hebrew race to be the means of blessing, and even in the Christian era, as of old, there was a ‘remnant’ that believed and shared in the purposes of God. ‘Even so then at this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of grace’ (Romans 11:5)
Baal (1) - A Remnant of it and an effort to combine idolatry with Jehovah worship still in part survived until the final purgation of all tendency to idols was effected by the severe discipline of the Babylonian captivity (Zephaniah 1:4-6)
Zeal - ‘The zeal of the Lord of Hosts’ (2 Kings 19:31, Isaiah 37:32) is for man’s love, man’s righteousness, for man to be sensible with himself and regard his own permanent interests (Deuteronomy 30:20), and make it possible for God to continue His abundant liberality (Psalms 81:13-16); for the welfare and vigour of the Chosen People, the hope of mankind; at least a working Remnant shall be preserved
Soul - In its plural form it indicates a number of individuals such as Abraham's party (Genesis 12:5 ), the Remnant left behind in Judah (Jeremiah 43:6 ), and the offspring of Leah (Genesis 46:15 )
Israel - The twelve tribes surely exist, and Remnants of them will again come into the land. When God thus purges and restores a Remnant of all the tribes, and brings them into full blessing in the land, the name of ISRAEL will embrace them all as it did at the first, and God will be their God for evermore
Jeremiah, Book of - He had stood before the people for the Lord, who now identified him with the Remnant. These chapters give the history of the Remnant left in the land under Gedaliah, Jeremiah being with them
Vine - Israel was “like grapes in the wilderness” when God found them (Hosea 9:10 ), and the Remnant surviving the Exile is compared to a cluster of grapes (Isaiah 65:8 )
James, Epistle of - This was written to the twelve tribes which were in the dispersion, viewing them as still in relationship with God, though it was only the Jewish Remnant, now become Christians, who professed the faith, which the Spirit gave, in the true Messiah
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(Consider the various events which happened to Israel in the wilderness, 1 Corinthians 10:11 , the passage of the Jordan, the return of a Remnant from Babylon, etc
Simeon - Simeon was the "remnant" with Judah and Benjamin, which constituted Rehoboam's forces (1 Kings 12:23). Five hundred Simeonites undertook a second expedition under four chiefs, sons of Shimei, against the Remnant of Amalek that had escaped from Saul and David (1 Samuel 14:48; 1 Samuel 15:7; 2 Samuel 8:12) to the mountains of Idumea; they smote them utterly, and dwelt in their place, and were there at the date of the composition of 1 Chronicles, i
Samaria, Samaritans - When the Assyrians conquered Israel and exiled 27,290 Israelites, a “remnant of Israel” remained in the land
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Isaiah 60:21 (b) Israel here is represented as a Remnant
Set On, Set Up - Thus, to set a Remnant is to keep it alive
Land - 15:9: “… For I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the Remnant of the land,” further illustrates this usage
Proterius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria - To this day the poor Remnant of orthodoxy in Egypt bears a name which is a stigma, Melchites or "adherents of the king
Isaiah - ) Shearjashub, "the Remnant shall return," and Maher-shalal-hash-baz, "speeding to the spoil he hasteth to the prey," intimate the two chief points of his prophecies, Jehovah's judgments on the world yet His mercy to the elect. to be; instead of synonyms the same words repeated in the parallel members of verses; hymns interspersed; "the Remnant of olive trees," etc. , for the Remnant of people who escape judgments
Ishmael - In spite of Johanan's open warning of Ishmael's intention, and even private offer to slay Ishmael in order to avert the death of Gedaliah and its evil consequences to the Jewish Remnant, the latter in generous unsuspiciousness refused to believe the statement. ...
The result was a panic among the Jewish Remnant in Judaea, as Johanan had foreseen when he warned Gedaliah
David - Though the Psalms show the experiences of David's inner man, it must not be forgotten that they are prophetic, and his language is often that of the Remnant of Israel in the future, and sometimes that of Christ. David showed grace to Mephibosheth, a descendant of Saul, and brought him to his table; typical of the grace that will in the futurebe shown to the Remnant that own their Messiah
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Daniel 12 : This is the deliverance and blessing of the Jewish Remnant. This is not the resurrection of the dead, but a national rising of all Israel from among the Gentiles, like the rising from the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 : a Remnant only will enter the kingdom
Bible, Egypt in the - The Anamim (Anu of the Egyptian texts) appear to be the Remnant of early settlers who, driven back by newcomers, roamed in the desert above the second cataract; the Phetrusim (southerners) inhabited the neighborhood of Thebes; the Capthorim and Chasluim are late invaders established on the Mediterranean shore
Scythian - 171) state, rebuilt by the Remnant of the Scythians who remained after the main body was bought off by the king of Egypt
Inheritance - 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 )
Hosea - This introduces a Remnant, the 'brethren' and 'sisters' of the prophet, those acted upon by the Spirit, to whom God's message was Ammi, 'my people;' and Ruhamah, 'received in mercy
Acts of the Apostles - This ends the phase of the church's history in connection with the Remnant of Israel
Egypt in the Bible - The Anamim (Anu of the Egyptian texts) appear to be the Remnant of early settlers who, driven back by newcomers, roamed in the desert above the second cataract; the Phetrusim (southerners) inhabited the neighborhood of Thebes; the Capthorim and Chasluim are late invaders established on the Mediterranean shore
Philis'Tines - (immigrants ), The origin of the Philistines is nowhere expressly stated in the Bible; but as the prophets describe them as "the Philistines-from Caphtor," ( Amos 9:7 ) and "the Remnant of the maritime district of Caphtor" (Jeremiah 47:4 ) it is prima facie probable that they were the Caphtorim which came out of Caphtor" who expelled the Avim from their territory and occupied it; in their place, (2:23) and that these again were the Caphtorim mentioned in the Mosaic genealogical table among the descendants of Mizraim
Elisha - It was to be concerned on the one hand with preserving the faithful minority in Israel (the Remnant), and on the other with preparing judgment for the unfaithful nation (1 Kings 19:15-18)
Mission - And in the fourth generation it is Joseph, as he says to his brothers, whom "God sent ahead of you to preserve for you a Remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance" (45:7; cf. ...
When the prophets did speak of a hope for future deliverance "in the last days, " they refer to a mission for God's messenger or Elijah whom God sends to prepare his way (Malachi 3:1 ); of the Servant-Messiah, anointed to preach good news to the oppressed, whom the Lord sends to bring deliverance (Isaiah 61:1 ); and of a Remnant of survivors who are sent to evangelize the nations: "They will proclaim my glory among the nations" (Isaiah 66:19 )
Sacrifices in the Old Testament - Should anything of a thanksgiving-offering remain after that, it should be burned; if, on the other hand, anything remained of a sacrifice for a vow or a free-will offering after the sacrificial meal, it could be eaten on the second day; but the Remnant must be burned
Old Testament, Sacrifices in the - Should anything of a thanksgiving-offering remain after that, it should be burned; if, on the other hand, anything remained of a sacrifice for a vow or a free-will offering after the sacrificial meal, it could be eaten on the second day; but the Remnant must be burned
Ahaz - Isaiah and Shear-jashub his son (whose name means "the Remnant shall return" was a pledge that, notwithstanding; heavy calamity, the whole nation should not perish), together met Ahaz by Jehovah's direction at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, and assured him that Rezin's and Pekah's evil counsel should not come to pass; nay, that within 65 years Ephraim (Israel) should cease to be a people
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Zechariah promised that the Lord would not deal with the Remnant of His people as He had in former days
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The Intertestamental Era The days which followed the Babylonian Exile proved difficult for the Jewish Remnant
Aaron - But at the Exile the priests who were in Jerusalem were carried off, leaving room in the city for many country (Aaronite) priests, who would establish themselves firmly in official prestige with the meagre Remnant of the population
Pentateuch - At this time Hoshea was king of Israel, and so far disposed to countenance the worship of the true God, that he appears to have made no opposition to the pious zeal of Hezekiah; who, with the concurrence of the whole congregation which he had assembled, sent out letters and made a proclamation, not only to his own people of Judah, 2 Chronicles 30:1 , "but to Ephraim and Manasseh and all Israel, from Beersheba even unto Dan, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel; saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he will return to the Remnant of you who are escaped out of the hands of the kings of Assyria; and be not ye like your fathers and your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation as ye see
Shechem - St the present day it is also the seat of the small Remnant of the Samaritans
Romans, Theology of - Whether it is Jacob over Esau, Moses over Pharaoh, or now the Gentiles over Paul's own kind, it is by God's sovereign grace that even a Remnant is saved. God has not totally rejected Israel; Paul himself is evidence to the contrary, as were the seven thousand who did not bow the knee to Baal in the Old Testament, which attests the graciousness of God; and even now "there is a Remnant chosen by grace" (11:5). Since "all" in 5:18-21 and in 11:32 does not imply every single member of a group, so here "all Israel" in context most likely means the whole (unspecified) Remnant of Israel will be saved, the point being, against Gentile arrogance, that God still has a place in his sovereign plan for Paul's ethnic people
Jews, Judaism - Yet among the deportees was the Remnant of the faithful who saved the precious scrolls that comprise the bulk of Bible and carried them into exile with them. Prophetic promises and messianic hope based on the study of God's Word among those in exile made possible the Remnant that returned to rebuild temple and town, as God had promised through the prophet Jeremiah (25:11; 29:10-14)
Judges, the Book of - Judges 1, Israel's relations to Canaan, geographical and political, what the several tribes and houses achieved, or otherwise, in conquering the land; Judges 2 - 3:6, Israel's relations religiously to the Lord, this second portion tells us the reason of Israel's failure to drive out the Canaanite Remnant and of their falling under oppressors, namely, apostasy; Jehovah leaving those nations in order to prove Israel whether they would obey Him. Again the Spirit links Judges with the books of Samuel and Kings which follow; thus Judges 1:28; Judges 1:30; Judges 1:33; Judges 1:35 accords with the tributary condition subsequently of the Canaanite Remnant under Solomon (1 Kings 9:18-22)
Malachi - These became intermingled with the pagan during the 60 years that elapsed before Ezra (Ezra 9:6-15; Nehemiah 1:3); "the Remnant
Saint - In the OT ‘saints’ are members of the true Israel, at first of the nation, and latterly of the pious Remnant
Sign - The names of Isaiah (“Yahweh is salvation”) and his sons Shear-jashub (“A Remnant shall return”) and Maher-shalal-hash-baz (“The spoil speeds, the prey hastens”) illustrate Israel's fate (Isaiah 7:3 ; Isaiah 8:3 )
Israel - Augustine, Theodoret, Luther, Calvin, and others, nor to an elect Remnant, as is held by Bengel and Olshansen
Judaizing Christians - This Remnant soon split into two parties
Grace - The first is that he has left the people of Israel a Remnant. The Remnant is a sign that God's gracious favor bestowed upon Israel in the covenant continues on even in times of great disobedience and/or destruction among the Israelites, though this is the only reference to the Remnant in the context in which hen [1] is used in the Old Testament
John, the Gospel by - At the close of the chapter the Lord restores a nobleman's son who was at the point of death, typical of that which He was doing in Israel to sustain the faith of the godly Remnant ready to perish. The godly Remnant at Bethany is distinguished by the place He had in their hearts, and Mary by her deep appreciation of His worth. Thomas, who saw and believed, represents the Jewish Remnant in the latter day, who will believe when they see the Lord
Joel - God will pour out His Spirit to bring salvation to the Remnant (Joel 2:28-32 )
Malachi, Theology of - , the Jewish Remnant led by Zerubbabel the governor was able to complete the rebuilding of the temple by 515 b
Jesus, the Lord - At thirty years of age He took His place in Jordan with the repentant Remnant of Israel, entering in by the door according to divine appointment, and He fulfilled righteousness in being baptised of John
Judah, Kingdom of - when the elect Remnant of Jews and Gentiles now being converted shall have been completed (Romans 11:25-26); so our Lord (Luke 21:24; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 11:2-15)
Purification (2) - —From the time of the Exile onwards, the interest of the Jew had largely centred around ritual observance, conditioned, to begin with, by the necessity of maintaining the separateness of the Remnant that remained
Church, the - ); "Abraham's seed" (Romans 4:16 ; Galatians 3:29 ); "the Remnant" (Romans 9:27 ; 11:5-7 ); "the elect" (Romans 11:28 ; Ephesians 1:4 ); "the flock" (Acts 20:28 ; Romans 12:1-2 ; 1 Peter 5:2 ); "priesthood" (1 Peter 2:9 ; Revelation 1:6 ; 5:10 ). In general, Jesus anticipated the later official formation of the church in that he gathered to himself twelve disciples, who constituted the beginnings of eschatological Israel, in effect, the Remnant
Exile - Still, a faithful Remnant attempted to maintain worship of Yahweh near Shechem, producing eventually the Samaritan community
Inheritance - Over and over again it seemed as if Jerusalem must succumb to the hordes of barbarian invaders, and as if the last Remnant of Canaan must be irretrievably lost; but the prophets persistently declared that the land should not be lost; they realized the impossibility of Israel’s ever realizing her true vocation, unless, at any rate for some centuries, she preserved her national independence; and the latter would, of course, be wholly unthinkable without territorial security
Flavianus (4) i, Bishop of Antioch - The necessities of the times soon recalled them to Antioch, where as laymen they kept alive an orthodox Remnant
Prophets, the - , without seeing its reference strictly to the Remnant of Israel, fail to study the prophets
Philistia - After the Babylonian captivity (Ezekiel 25:15-17) the Philistines vented their "old hatred" on the Jews, for which God as He foretold "executed vengeance on them with furious rebukes, and destroyed the Remnant," namely, by Psammetichus, Necho (Jeremiah 25:20), and Nebuchadnezzar who overran their cities on his way to Egypt (Jeremiah 47), and finally by Alexander the Great, as foretold (Zechariah 9:5-6, "the king shall perish from Gaza"; Alexander bound Betis the satrap to his chariot by thongs thrust through his feet, and dragged round the city; the conqueror slew 10,000, and sold the rest as slaves: Zephaniah 2:4-5)
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - 450, there did not exist the smallest Remnant of the sect ( Haer
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We do not know what happened to the Johannine community after the writing of the epistles, but we may conjecture that the Remnant that followed the elder was assimilated into the emerging church of the second century while the elder's opponents, with their Docetic Christology, probably found their way into the developing Gnostic groups
Jeremiah - At length, after the destruction of Jerusalem, being carried with the Remnant of the Jews into Egypt, whither they had resolved to retire, though contrary to his advice, upon the murder of Gedaliah, whom the Chaldeans had left governor in Judea, he there continued warmly to remonstrate against their idolatrous practices, foretelling the consequences that would inevitably follow
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From this faithful minority (or Remnant) there came one person, Jesus the Messiah, who was the one particular descendant of Abraham to whom all God’s promises to Abraham pointed
Sol'Omon - He reduced the "strangers" in the land, the Remnant of the Canaanite races, to the state of helots, and made their life "bitter with all hard bondage
Genesis - God punishes sinful society but preserves a faithful Remnant (Genesis 6:1-8:22 )
Immanuel - It is perfectly true that Isaiah’s view of the future was that Ephraim and Syria should be destroyed, that Judah should also suffer from Assyrian invasion, but that salvation should come through the faithful Remnant
New Covenant - Because of their disobedience, the members of the covenant of the forefathers came under the wrath of God, which culminated in the exile; in contrast God made a covenant forever with the Remnant who held fast to the commandments, revealing to them the hidden things in which Israel went astray (3:10-14)
Sea - Only the Remnant shall be saved (Romans 9:27)
Romans, the Epistle to the - The casting away of the Jew, though most sad, is neither universal now (for there is a Remnant according to the election of grace, and God's foreordaining is to be accepted not criticized by finite man), nor final, for "all Israel shall be saved" in the coming age, and their being received will be as life from the dead to the Gentile world (Romans 9; Romans 11)
Isaiah - Thus, Shear-jashub signifies, "a Remnant shall return," and showed that the captives who should be carried to Babylon should return thence after a certain time, Isaiah 7:3 ; and Maher-shalal-hash-baz, which denotes, "make speed (or run swiftly ) to the spoil," implied that the kingdoms of Israel and Syria would in a short time be ravaged, Isaiah 8:1 ; Isaiah 8:3
Biblical Theology - God covenantsestablishes terms under which redemptive relationship to him rather than judgment are possiblewith the Remnant, Noah and his kin (Genesis 9:1-17 ), foreshadowing the covenant par excellence with Abraham lying yet in the future. ...
Restoration and Remnant
Revelation, the - " A 'rest,' or Remnant, in this church is recognised and addressed: and the formula "he that hath an ear to hear" occurs henceforth after the promise to the overcomer, indicating that from this point only those who overcome are expected to havean ear to hear what the Spirit says unto the churches. He is angry with the woman and sets himself to make war with the pious Remnant of her seed
Nehemiah, Theology of - The Remnant based their hopes for survival on the ancient "mercy confession" of Exodus 34:6
Gideon - The Remnant fled to the bank of the Jordan at Abelmeholah, etc
Messiah - From the despair that followed, the people were rescued by the appearance of Cyrus, who became the instrument of Jehovah in bringing about the return of the Remnant to their own land. ...
At this point we have to decide whether the suffering Servant of Jehovah is to be interpreted collectively as the purified and vicarious Remnant of Israel; or as some individual who would stand for ever as a representative of Jehovah, and, through his sufferings, purify and recall Israel to that spiritual life which would he the guarantee of a glorious future; or as the suffering nation itself
Apocrypha - ’ He will come to upbraid and destroy the guilty people, but he will have mercy on a Remnant and deliver them. Then in addition to the saved Remnant of the Jews already referred to, the lost ten tribes will be brought back from their exile beyond the Euphrates, whither they had gone by a miraculous passage through the river, and whence they will return by a similar miraculous staying of ‘the springs of the river’ again
Election - This idea is seen shaping itself in the greater prophets in the doctrine of the ‘remnant’ (cf
Parable - " The virgins signify Christians, and not the faithful Jewish Remnant, for these will not sleep (persecution will prevent that), nor be a mixed company, nor have to wait a long time for their Deliverer
Nation (2) - They constituted the majority of the Sanhedrin, which, as the supreme court of appeal, professedly represented the Remnant of Jewish independence
Jews - Though this second temple, or, as it is sometimes called, the temple of Zerubbabel, who was at that time governor of the Jews, was of the same size and dimensions as the first, or Solomon's temple, yet it was very inferior to it in splendour and magnificence; and the ark of the covenant, the Shechinah, the holy fire upon the altar, the Urim and Thummim, and the spirit of prophecy, were all wanting to this temple of the Remnant of the people. Numerous as were the apostates, (for the previous corruption of manners had but ill prepared the nation for such a trial,) a Remnant continued faithful; and the complicated miseries which the people endured under this cruel yoke excited a general impatience
Nehemiah - In Artaxerxes' 20th year Hanani with other Jews came from Jerusalem, reporting that the Remnant there were in great affliction, the wall broken down, and the gates burned
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - In the following century, when Theodoret wrote, the body had dwindled to a scanty Remnant, compelled to conceal themselves and hold their meetings in such obscure corners that they had gained the name of "Troglodytes" (Theod
Ezra, the Book of - : possibly Haggai who supported him, for the title "the prophet" (Ezra 5:1; Ezra 6:14) is the one found also Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:3; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 2:1; Haggai 2:10; so whereas Zechariah names Zerubbabel and Jeshua separately and without addition, the formula in Ezra 3:2; Ezra 3:8; Ezra 5:2, as in Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 1:14; Haggai 2:2; Haggai 2:4; Haggai 2:23, is "Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak"; compare also Ezra 5:1-2, with Haggai 1, also the older people's sorrowful regrets for the former temple in seeing the new one (Ezra 3:12; Haggai 2:3); both mark dates by the year of "Darius the king" (Ezra 4:24; Ezra 6:15; Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:15; Haggai 2:10); also the phrase "Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the Remnant of their brethren" (Ezra 3:8; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 1:14); also Ezra 6:16 with Haggai 2:2; also "the work of the house of the Lord" (Ezra 3:8-9; Haggai 1:14); "the foundation of the temple was laid" (Ezra 3:6; Ezra 3:10-12; Haggai 2:18); "the house of the Lord" 25 times to six wherein Ezra uses "the temple of the Lord"; Haggai "the house" seven times to "the temple" twice
Essenes - 2, xx, 3) identifies Elkesaites with Sampsœans (sun-worshippers), and calls them a Remnant of the Essenes who had adopted a debased form of Christianity
Wealth - In expectation of just such obedience, the prophets look beyond the coming exile to the restoration of a Remnant in the land, whose prosperity will once again be great (Isaiah 54-55,60-66 ), including much to eat (Joel 2:23-27 ) and the shared wealth of all the nations (Zechariah 14:14 )
Eschatology - The nation, or at least its pious Remnant, was to be restored
Samson - Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the Remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy
Nazirite - ...
In the ascetic abstinence from wine and the abhorrence of everything connected with the vine, we find probably the Remnant of a protest on the part of those who regarded themselves as true Jews against the adoption by Israel of Canaanitish culture
Nazirite - ...
In the ascetic abstinence from wine and the abhorrence of everything connected with the vine, we find probably the Remnant of a protest on the part of those who regarded themselves as true Jews against the adoption by Israel of Canaanitish culture
Canaan - So far was the extermination from being the effect of bloodthirstiness, that as soon as the terror of immediate punishment was withdrawn they neglected God's command by sparing the Remnant of the Canaanites
Calvinists - Thou wilt say, then, Why doth he yet find fault; for who hath resisted his will? Nay, but, O man! who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?...
Hath God cast away his people whom he foreknew? Wot ye not what the Scripture saith of Elias? Even so at this present time, also, there is a Remnant according to the election of grace
Miracle - The faithful Remnant of Israel is locked in a mortal, spiritual battle with idolatry, especially Baal worship
Matthew, Theology of - Put differently, it might be said that the church is the true Remnant
Messiah - Though Judah was destined to suffer terrible chastisements, yet as a result of the disciplinary trial ‘a Remnant would return’ (i
Zechariah, the Book of - Messiah-Jehovah shall save her and destroy the foe of whom the Remnant shall turn to Him reigning at Jerusalem
Fellowship (2) - In Israel there is an imperishable Remnant, a stock from which new life will spring forth after desolation has swept over Jerusalem (Isaiah 8:13-18; Isaiah 37:31-32)
Prophet - God as King of the theocracy did not give up His sovereignty when kings were appointed; but as occasion required, through the prophets His legates, superseded, reproved, encouraged, set up, or put down kings (as Elisha in Jehu's case); and in times of apostasy strengthened in the faith the scattered Remnant of believers
Esau - Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the Remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy
Kings, the Books of - In both alike Jehovah appears as the gracious, long suffering God, yet the just punisher of the reprobate at last, but still for His covenant sake sparing and preserving a Remnant, notwithstanding the idolatry of several even of Judah's kings (1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Kings 11:1-2)
Temple of Jerusalem - But Jeremiah and Ezekiel had prepared a Remnant in their prophecies of hope beyond the catastrophe for a return and rebuilding
Ezekiel, Theology of - Israel had been as near to God as Ezekiel's hair had been to the prophet, but they would be slaughtered and dispersedsave for a small Remnant
Hezekiah - ...
Hezekiah by letter invited not only Judah, but also Ephraim and Manasseh, to it: "Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He will return to the Remnant of you, escaped out of the hand of the king of Assyria
Election - Paul himself, in all the churches; and he could say: ‘At this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of grace’ (Romans 11:5)
Eschatology - They afflicted Yahweh's righteous Remnant with suffering and death
Redemption (2) - More specially, He is the covenant-keeping God, who does not allow His promises to fail, but, even when the nation in the mass is rejected, fulfils His word in due season to the faithful Remnant, or to the whole people when brought to repentance (Psalms 103:8-9, Psalms 34:7 Jeremiah 32:37 ff
Sanctification - From a Remnant within ethnic Israel, God built his church
Little Ones - There is combined, therefore, in this designation the expression of our Lord’s deep-reaching tenderness for His disciples and the declaration of His protecting care over them as ‘the Remnant of Jacob
Palestine - A Remnant remained, which about 60 years later again essayed to revolt under their leader Bar Cochba: the suppression of this rebellion was the final deathblow to Jewish nationality
Jeremiah - Nebuchadnezzar directed Nebuzaradan, and he gave him liberty to stay with the Remnant or go to Babylon, and added "victuals and a reward
Esther - Only, let us take heed to note that the sacred writer's whole point is this, that the Divine Hand was, all the time, overruling Ahasuerus's brutality, and Vashti's brave womanliness, and Esther's beauty, and her elevation into Vashti's vacant seat, all this, and more than all this, to work together for the deliverance and the well-being of the Remnant of Israel that still lay dispersed in the vast empire of Persia
Immanuel - Just as the names of Isaiah’s two children express, the one his doctrine of the Remnant, the other his certainty that Syria and Ephraim would be overthrown, so the name Immanuel expresses the mother’s conviction that God is with His people
Day of Judgment - It was this extension of punishment, and the increase in the number of the condemned, that gave particular force to the idea of the Remnant which was to be saved
Jeremiah - A Remnant, of no political importance, was left to till the ground; the bulk of these, after the tragic incidents related in Jeremiah 39:1-18 ; Jeremiah 40:1-16 ; Jeremiah 41:1-18 ; Jeremiah 42:1-22 ; Jeremiah 43:1-13 , fled to Egypt
Romans, Epistle to the - Even now a Remnant has been saved by grace; and the present rejection of Israel must have been inteoded to save the Gentiles
Samaria, Samaritans - We regard the Samaritan statement (el-Tolidoth), that 300,000 men besides women and children were brought back from captivity in the days of Sanballat, as baseless; but, on the other hand, when Israel was carried away captive, a Remnant must have been left; and that such was the case we have abundant evidence (1618416765_54 Jeremiah 41:5)
Egypt - The sixth, the boils from ashes sprinkled toward the heaven, was a challenge to Neit, "the great mother queen of highest heaven," if she could stand before Jehovah, also a reference to the scattering of victims' ashes to the wind in honor of Sutech or Typhon; human sacrifices at Hellopolis, offered under the shepherd kings, had been abolished by Amosis I, but this Remnant of the old rite remained; Jehovah now sternly reproves it 'by Moses' symbolic act
Law - ’ Therefore the sense of sin must be deepened, that sin may be removed: therefore the need of purification must be constantly proclaimed, that the corrupting and disintegrating influences of surrounding heathenism may not prevail against the Remnant of the holy people: therefore the ideal of national holiness must be sacramentally symbolized, and, through the symbol, actually attained
Freedom of the Will - No, their revolt was their own sin; the salvation of the Remnant is His grace
Arabia - So little, indeed, did the physicians of Europe in that age know of the history of their own science, that they were astonished, on the revival of learning, to find in the ancient Greek authors those systems for which they thought themselves indebted to the Arabians!...
The last Remnant of Arabian science was found in Spain; from whence it was expelled in the beginning of the seventeenth century, by the intemperate bigots of that country, who have never had any thing of their own with which to supply its place
Millenarians - This is repeatedly promised: "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea;" and this shall take place in that day when the Gentiles shall seek to the branch of the root of Jesse, whose rest shall be glorious, and when "the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the Remnant of his people, and shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah, from the four corners of the earth,"...
Isaiah 11:9-12
New Jerusalem - The Remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies … for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid’; Jeremiah 23:5 f
Enoch Book of - ...
(a) Vision of earth’s destruction: Mahalalel bids Enoch pray that a Remnant may remain (lxxxiii
Church (2) - It must also be noticed that the doctrine of a Remnant, which had taken strong hold of the Jewish mind since the time of Isaiah, had accustomed them to think of a community of the faithful, within and growing out of the existing nation, who should in a special sense be the heirs of the promises
Babylon - —I will cut off from Babylon the name, and Remnant, the son, and nephew, saith the Lord
Jerusalem - Instead of a wretched and ruined town, by some described as the desolated Remnant of Jerusalem, we beheld, as it were, a flourishing and stately metropolis, presenting a magnificent assemblage of domes, towers, palaces, churches, and monasteries; all of which, glittering in the sun's rays, shone with inconceivable splendour
Jesus Christ - During the very year, the twelfth of his age, in which Christ first publicly appeared in the temple, Archelaus the king was dethroned and banished; Coponius was appointed procurator; and the kingdom of Judea, the last Remnant of the greatness of Israel, was debased into a part of the province of Syria
Nestorius And Nestorianism - The two parties, after having been in conflict for some years, agreed to put an end to their mutual hostility, and to turn their efforts against the Remnant of the Nestorians