What does Seasons mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
καιροὺς due measure. / a measure of time 3
καιροῖς due measure. / a measure of time 3
καιρῶν due measure. / a measure of time 1
וְזִמְנַיָּ֔א a set time 1
לֵ֝יל֗וֹת night. 1
מוֹעֲדֵ֖י appointed place 1
וּלְמ֣וֹעֲדִ֔ים appointed place 1
לְמוֹעֲדִ֑ים appointed place 1

Definitions Related to Seasons


   1 due measure.
   2 a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:.
      2a a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for.
      2b opportune or seasonable time.
      2c the right time.
      2d a limited period of time.
      2e to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 5550, chronos.
      See entry 5853 for comparison of synonyms.


   1 a set time, time, season.


   1 appointed place, appointed time, meeting.
      1a appointed time.
         1a1 appointed time (general).
         1a2 sacred season, set feast, appointed season.
      1b appointed meeting.
      1c appointed place.
      1d appointed sign or signal.
      1e tent of meeting.


   1 night.
      1a night (as opposed to day).
      1b of gloom, protective shadow (fig.

Frequency of Seasons (original languages)

Frequency of Seasons (English)


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Seasons
(Genesis 8:22 ). See AGRICULTURE; MONTH .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seasons
When God created the lights in the firmament He said, "Let them be for signs and for seasons," and it is well known that the different seasons on the earth are in great measure caused by the days being longer or shorter, and thus having more or less of the heat of the sun. After the flood, God declared that while the earth remained the seasons should continue, Genesis 8:22 these fall approximately thus:
1. Seed-time }
3. Cold } falling in October to March.
6. Winter }
2. Harvest }
4. Heat } falling in April to September.
5. Summer }
These seasons must overlap each other in Palestine, and are somewhat different in the hill country from what they are in the plains and valleys. Seed-time follows what was called 'the early rain,' in October and November, and continues till January. Harvest commences in sheltered places as early as the beginning of April: in the hill country it is a month later; and in the north it extends to the end of July. The rains of November clothe the fields with grass. In January oranges, citrons, and lemons are ripening. In February and March, apple, pear, plum, and apricot trees are in blossom. During May, in some places, apricots and melons are ripe. In June, figs, cherries, and plums begin to ripen, but August is the chief month for fruit. The vintage extends through September. In August the great heat begins to dry up the vegetation, and it gradually changes the whole scene into what appears to be a dry and barren land; but the early rains soon show that it is only the surface that is parched.
In places there are masses of choice wild flowers, and where the land is well cultivated, it is now, as formerly, very productive. "Twenty thousand measures of wheat" year by year were sent to Hiram in exchange for timber. 1 Kings 5:11 . Wheat, honey, oil and balm were sent to Tyre as merchandise. Ezekiel 27:17 . Barley also is produced plentifully.
The Jewish Calendar here given follows the order usually found in books of reference, but the climate and seasons have somewhat altered. Some of the names of the months apparently point to the time of the year in which they fell. Thus Abib signifies 'budding' or 'ear of corn'; Zif, 'blossom'; and Bul , 'rain.' See MONTHS and RAIN.
Tammuz and Ab are not mentioned in scripture. The names in italic are used by Josephus and others.
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Holy Days And Seasons
(See CHRISTIAN YEAR, also articles onFEASTS, FASTS and GOSPEL.)
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Seasons, the Church

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Winter - See Seasons
Seasonless - ) Without succession of the Seasons
Seasonal - ) Of or pertaining to the Seasons
Phyllomorphosis - ) The succession and variation of leaves during different Seasons
Seasoner - ) One who, or that which, Seasons, or gives a relish; a seasoning
Green - One of the Church colors, and used during the Epiphany andTrinity Seasons
Wapinschaw - according to the rank of the individual, by all persons bearing arms; - formerly made at certain Seasons in each district
Violet - used during the penitential Seasons of Lent and Advent, except on saints' days and on the two Sundays when rose may be substituted
Revolving - ) Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; - used also figuratively of time, Seasons, etc
Palola - ) An annelid (Palola viridis) which, at certain Seasons of the year, swarms at the surface of the sea about some of the Pacific Islands, where it is collected for food
Wadi - (wah' dih) Transliteration of Arabic word for a rocky watercourse that is dry except during rainy Seasons
Tsetse - It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain Seasons of the year
Tellurian - ) An instrument for showing the operation of the causes which produce the succession of day and night, and the changes of the Seasons
Anadromous - ) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain Seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc
Pur - So that Purlin (or Lots in the plural) were those Seasons when they celebrated their triumph over Haman and his house; and which festivals are kept even to this hour
Adar - It contains but twenty-nine days, and answers to our February, and sometimes enters into March, according to the course of the moon, by which they regulated their Seasons
Ember - ) Making a circuit of the year of the Seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts
Whitebait - ) A small translucent fish (Salanx Chinensis) abundant at certain Seasons on the coasts of China and Japan, and used in the same manner as the European whitebait
Mohammedan Year - The year used by Mohammedans, consisting of twelve lunar months without intercalation, so that they retrograde through all the Seasons in about 32/ years
ti'Dal - ) He is called "king of nations," from which we may conclude that he was a chief over various nomadic tribes who inhabited different portions of Mesopotamia at different Seasons of the year, as do the Arabs at the present day
Seasons - When God created the lights in the firmament He said, "Let them be for signs and for Seasons," and it is well known that the different Seasons on the earth are in great measure caused by the days being longer or shorter, and thus having more or less of the heat of the sun. After the flood, God declared that while the earth remained the Seasons should continue, Genesis 8:22 these fall approximately thus:...
1. Summer }...
These Seasons must overlap each other in Palestine, and are somewhat different in the hill country from what they are in the plains and valleys. ...
The Jewish Calendar here given follows the order usually found in books of reference, but the climate and Seasons have somewhat altered
Deciduous - ; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain Seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane
Birth - Seasons of misfortune are likened to the pains of a woman in travail, and Seasons of prosperity to the joy that succeeds child-birth (Isaiah 13:8 ; Jeremiah 4:31 ; John 16:21,22 )
Ember Days - The Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday and Saturdayafter the First Sunday in Lent; Whitsun Day; the 14th of Septemberand the 13th day of December, and are regarded as the Fasts ofthe four Seasons. The EmberDays are appointed to be observed at the four Seasons named becausethe Sundays following are the set times for Ordination to the SacredMinistry
Mazzaroth - Job 38:32, "canst thou bring forth the signs of the zodiac at their respective Seasons?" Mazzaloth in 2 Kings 23:5 margin, the 12 lodgings or stopping places (from Arabic menzil , "an inn"), in which the sun successively stays or appears to stay in the sky
Moon - Conjointly with the sun, it was appointed "for signs and for Seasons, and for days and years;" though in this respect it exercised a more important influence, if by the "seasons" we understand the great religious festivals of the Jews, as is particularly stated in (Psalm 104:19 ) and more at length in Sirach 43:6,7
Season - In the north temperate zone, four Seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three Seasons, - the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, - the dry and the rainy. ) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber Seasons in the sun
Vintage - See Seasons
Times, Closed - Seasons of the year during which there are certain restrictions concerning marriage
Quarterly - ) Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part; as, quarterly Seasons
ja'Cob's Well, - At some Seasons it is dry; at others it contains a few feet of water
Almanac, Church - An annual publication setting forth the datesand times of the Holy Days and Seasons of the Church's year, withthe table of Lessons, directions concerning the Church colors andother information about the Church, such as the organization ofthe Dioceses, number of communicants; clergy list, the GeneralConvention and other organizations; also, the list of the AmericanBishops, both living and departed
Trumpets - They were blown at special festivals, and to herald the arrival of special Seasons (Leviticus 23:24 ; 25:9 ; 1 Chronicles 15:24 ; 2 Chronicles 29:27 ; Psalm 81:3 ; 98:6 )
Little Things: Whereunto They May Grow - ' This anticipation of great things springing from small beginnings should induce us to put into practice those holy promptings which at certain Seasons move our souls
Lentiles - Sometimes lentiles, in Seasons of scarcity, and by the poor, were employed for making bread
Mazzaroth - As these luminaries appear to proceed throughout this circle annually, so different parts of it progressively receive them every month; and this progression seems to be what is meant by "bringing forth mazzaroth in his season," that is, Canst thou by thy power cause the revolutions of the heavenly bodies in the zodiac, and the Seasons of summer and winter, in their regular succession? ...
Days, Ember - (probably a corruption of Latin: quatuor tempora, English, quarter tense, four times; possibly Anglo-Saxon, yimbren, circuit) ...
A Wednesday, Friday; and Saturday, set apart by the Church during each of the Seasons as days of special prayer, fast, and abstinence
Ember Days - (probably a corruption of Latin: quatuor tempora, English, quarter tense, four times; possibly Anglo-Saxon, yimbren, circuit) ...
A Wednesday, Friday; and Saturday, set apart by the Church during each of the Seasons as days of special prayer, fast, and abstinence
Embertides - (probably a corruption of Latin: quatuor tempora, English, quarter tense, four times; possibly Anglo-Saxon, yimbren, circuit) ...
A Wednesday, Friday; and Saturday, set apart by the Church during each of the Seasons as days of special prayer, fast, and abstinence
Variable - That may vary or alter capable of alteration in any manner changeable as variable winds or Seasons variable colors
Season - , "for a season (of an hour);" 2 Thessalonians 2:6 ; in Ephesians 6:18 , "at all Seasons" (AV, "always"); in Titus 1:3 , "His own Seasons" (marg. , Acts 1:21 , "(all the) time;" Acts 13:18 ; 20:18 , RV, "(all the) time" (AV, "at all Seasons"); or shorter, e. ...
Broadly speaking, chronos expresses the duration of a period, kairos stresses it as marked by certain features; thus in Acts 1:7 , "the Father has set within His own authority" both the times (chronos), the lengths of the periods, and the "seasons" (kairos), epochs characterized by certain events; in 1 Thessalonians 5:1 , "times" refers to the length of the interval before the Parousia takes place (the presence of Christ with the saints when He comes to receive them to Himself at the Rapture), and to the length of time the Parousia will occupy; "seasons" refers to the special features of the period before, during, and after the Parousia
Due - So in 1 Timothy 2:6 , "the testimony to be borne in its own (AV, 'due') times (seasons);" 1 Timothy 6:15 , "in its own (idios) times (seasons);" similarly in Titus 1:3
Hours - The word hour, in Scripture, signifies one of the twelve equal parts into which each day, from sunrise to sunset, was divided, and which of course were of different lengths at different Seasons of ht year, Matthew 20:3-6 John 11:9 . The third, sixth, and ninth hours were the appointed Seasons for prayer, Acts 2:15 3:1 10:9
Tabernacles, Feast of - See FEASTS and Seasons
Arcturus - Their nomad life, in tending flocks and traveling often by night, tended to make them observe the stars, marking the Seasons by their rise and setting, and using them as their nocturnal guide
Rain - By recent statistics the Seasons appear to have somewhat altered, and most rain now falls from November to March inclusive
Winter - In Palestine, part of autumn and the Seasons of seed-time and cold, extending from the beginning of September to the beginning of March, were called "winter
Season - We saw in six days' traveling, the several Seasons of the year n their beauty
Variable - ) Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or Seasons; a variable quantity
Year, - The year was divided into -- ...
Seasons . Two Seasons are mentioned in the Bible, "summer" and "winter. But that they signify ordinarily the two grand divisions of the year, the warm and cold Seasons, is evident from their use for the whole year in the expression "summer and winter
Dew - The dews in Palestine and some other oriental countries are very copious, and serve very greatly to sustain and promote vegetation in Seasons when little or no rain falls
Feasts, Movable - Each of the above-mentioned festivals and other important days and Seasons of the Church's year is treated briefly in its own article
Movable Feasts - Each of the above-mentioned festivals and other important days and Seasons of the Church's year is treated briefly in its own article
Fasts, Table of - The Ember Days at the four Seasons
Hours, Book of - It contains a calendar embodying a concrete, naturalistic conception of the Seasons, the first attempt at modern landscape art
Sun - Ancient people considered the sun as a necessary part of the cycle of the Seasons
Year - See MONTHS and Seasons
Liturgical Books - To this category belong also the liturgical regulations with regard to place (church, furnishings), time (ecclesiastical year, Seasons), things (vestments, candles), etc
Return - With the year Seasons return, but not to me returns day - ...
Wisdom: Our Under Differing Circumstances - It is a wise thing to exhibit prudence and hopefulness in their proper degrees and Seasons
Movable Feasts And Fasts - 30) whether before or after; the three remainingSundays in Advent; Septuagesima, Sexagesima and QuinquagesimaSundays; the Six Sundays in Lent; Rogation Sunday; Ascension Day,Whitsun Day and Trinity Sunday; Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week;Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week; also the number of Sundaysduring the Epiphany and Trinity Seasons is variable, these Seasonsbeing longer or shorter according to the time Easter is kept
Christian Year, the - The Church's Year of Festivals and Fasts iscalled the Christian Year because as Bishop Cosin says, "theChurch does not number her days, or measure her Seasons, somuch by the motion of the sun, as by the course of our Saviour;beginning and counting her year with Him who, being the true Sunof Righteousness, began now to rise upon the world. ...
In addition to these great divisions or Seasons, there are theHoly Days dotting the Calendar—SAINTS' DAYS commemorating thegrace given unto God's faithful servants, and other Holy Dayseach having its special Scriptural teaching
Fertility Cult - A general term for religions marked by rites which reenact a myth accounting for the orderly change of the Seasons and the earth's fruitfulness. ...
The Israelites' sacred calendar celebrated the same Seasons as their neighbors (barley harvests feast of unleavened bread; wheat harvests Pentecost; fruit harvests booths). The Israelites interpreted these Seasons in light of God's redemptive acts in their history. The orderly progression of the Seasons was not traced to a primordial battle but was rooted in God's promise to Noah (Genesis 8:22 )
Franz Haydn - The "Seven Words" and the "Seasons" are well-known oratorios
Month - The number of months in the year was usually twelve (1 Kings 4:7 ; 1 Chronicles 27:1-15 ); but every third year an additional month (ve-Adar) was inserted, so as to make the months coincide with the Seasons
Moon - yareah, from its paleness (Ezra 6:15 ), and lebanah, the "white" (Song of Solomon 6:10 ; Isaiah 24:23 ), was appointed by the Creator to be with the sun "for signs, and for Seasons, and for days, and years" (Genesis 1:14-16 )
Elim - The water is in most Seasons good, and even the best on the journey from Cairo to Sinai
Summer - Scripture has no special words for ‘spring’ and ‘autumn’; and while the Arab speaks of er-rabîʿa, ‘the time of fresh pasture,’ and el-kharîf, ‘the time of gathering’ of grapes and other fruits, they are hardly regarded as distinct Seasons
God: His Benevolence in Creation - Duncan's Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons
Rain - There are three Hebrew words used to denote the rains of different Seasons,
Yoreh (Hosea 6:3 ), or moreh (Joel 2:23 ), denoting the former or the early rain
Brook - is distinguished from a river by its flowing only at particular times; for example, after great rains, or the melting of the snow; whereas a river flows constantly at all Seasons
Haydn, Franz Joseph - The "Seven Words" and the "Seasons" are well-known oratorios
Trials: of Young Believers - Duncan in his Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons, tells us,–There is an insect (musca pumilionis), which is accustomed to deposit its eggs in the very core of the plumula, or primary shoot of wheat, so that this shoot is completely destroyed by the larvae
Shur - And how many of God's dear children have found the same wilderness dispensations laying a foundation for rich enjoyments! I verily believe that the family of Jesus would have lost some of their most precious Seasons, had they lost some of their wilderness exercises
Mahlon - In such Seasons there is always a famine, not perhaps of bread and water, but a famine to the soul in not hearing the word of the Lord
Sower, Sowing - Besides the common reference to agriculture (for which see Seasons),sowing is used symbolically for spreading the gospel, as in the parable of the Sower, of which the Lord graciously gave His own explanation
Gospel in Liturgy - From the earliest times the Gospels were read and explained during Divine services; gradually certain portions, appropriate to the chief feasts and Seasons of the year, were chosen and became a fixed part of the Mass
Crane - ...
The Prophet Jeremiah mentions this bird, thus intelligent of the Seasons by an instinctive and invariable observation of their appointed times, as a circumstance of reproach to the chosen people of God, who, although taught by reason and religion, "know not the judgment of the Lord
Haggai - The prophet reproves the people for their delay in building the temple of God, and represents the unfruitful Seasons which they had experienced as a divine punishment for this neglect
Chamber - The proverbial hospitality of the Jews would make such provision necessary, and especially at Jerusalem, in festival Seasons, when every house in the city was the stranger's home
Beard - The custom was and is to shave or pluck it and the hair out in mourning, (Ezra 9:3 ; Isaiah 15:2 ; 50:6 ; Jeremiah 41:5 ; 48:37 ) Baruch 6:31 ; to neglect it in Seasons of permanent affliction, (2 Samuel 19:24 ) and to regard any insult to it as the last outrage which enmity can inflict
Gloria in Excelsis - By the rubric permission is given to use a hymn instead of it, and this is often done duringAdvent and Lent, thus reserving the Gloria in Excelsis for usein more joyous Seasons such as Christmas, Easter, etc
Lessons of the Roman Breviary - Considerable diversity existed regarding the choice, number, and length of the scriptural lessons, though undoubtedly their suitability to the various feasts and Seasons of the Christian year determined the choice of many of the lessons
Moon - From early times people recognized the importance of the moon, as well as the sun, in helping to produce a variety of weather and a cycle of regular Seasons (Genesis 1:14-18; Psalms 104:19)
Roman Breviary, Lessons of the - Considerable diversity existed regarding the choice, number, and length of the scriptural lessons, though undoubtedly their suitability to the various feasts and Seasons of the Christian year determined the choice of many of the lessons
Bee - "If any one here represents to himself a corrupt and putrid carcass, the occurrence ceases to have any true similitude, for it is well known that in these countries, at certain Seasons of the year, the heat will in the course of twenty-four hours completely dry up the moisture of dead camels, and that, without their undergoing decomposition their bodies long remain like mummies, unaltered and entirely free from offensive odor
Truce of God - A resolution was formed, that no man should, in time to come, attack or molest his adversaries during the Seasons set apart for celebrating the great festivals of the church, or from the evening of Thursday in each week to the morning of Monday in the week ensuing, the intervening days being consecrated as particularly holy; our Lord's passion having happened on one of those days, and his resurrection on another
Hemerobaptists - A sect among the ancient Jews, thus called from their washing and bathing every day, in all Seasons; and performing this custom with the greatest solemnity, as a religious rite necessary to salvation
Hearing the Word of God - Under the former dispensation there was a public hearing of the law at stated Seasons, Deuteronomy 31:10 ; Deuteronomy 31:13
Rain - Rain fell in two Seasons: the early rains during October and November, and the later rains in February and March
Kindness - He gives the sunshine and the rain, and fruitful Seasons and glad hearts, food and all the good they have to the just and the unjust alike ( Matthew 5:45 ; Matthew 7:11 , Acts 14:17 )
Feast - These special feasts are distinguished from the sacred Seasons (“festal assemblies”— Rain - Robinson observes that there are not, at the present day, "any particular periods of rain or succession of showers which might be regarded as distinct rainy Seasons
Year - There were two Seasons, summer and winter
Day - The artificial day is the time of the sun's continuance above the horizon, which is unequal according to different Seasons, on account of the obliquity of the equator
Fly, Flies - "It is now generally supposed that the dog-fly is meant, which at certain Seasons is described as a far worse plague than mosquitos
Plagues of Egypt - Exodus 8:5, etc, These ten plagues were doubtless spread over a long time, and probably they followed, as much as possible, the order of the Seasons; for some of them were not only distinctively Egyptian, but really only an aggravation of yearly maladies
Revolution - Motion of any thing which brings it to the same point or state as the revolution of day and night or of the Seasons
Gospel - This being the case, we can understandhow the Church's Year with its changing Seasons of joy and penitence,setting forth so clearly all these facts in our Lord's Life,preaches the very Gospel of Christ and in accordance with theScriptural method
Christian Calendar - A liturgical cycle embracing the Seasons, feasts, weeks, and days of the entire year in uninterrupted continuity
Calendar, Christian - A liturgical cycle embracing the Seasons, feasts, weeks, and days of the entire year in uninterrupted continuity
Rain - Robinson observes that there are not, at the present day, "any particular periods of rain or succession of showers which might be regarded as distinct rainy Seasons
Alway, Always - , "in every season"), Luke 21:36 , RV, "at every season," Ephesians 6:18 , RV, "at all Seasons," and pasas tas hemeras, (lit
Sun - In the history of "greater light," of the creation the sun is described as "greater light," in contradistinction to the moon, the "lesser light," in conjunction with which it was to serve "for signs and for Seasons, and for days, and for years," while its special office was "to rule the day. (Jeremiah 10:2 ; Matthew 24:29 ) with Luke 21:25 The joint influence assigned to the sun and moon in deciding the "seasons," both for agricultural operations and for religious festivals, and also in regulating the length and subdivisions of the years "correctly describes the combination of the lunar and solar year which prevailed at all events subsequent to the Mosaic period
Sun - When the mists were dispelled, and the seas confined within bounds, the heavenly bodies assumed their natural functions, marking days and nights, Seasons and years, and God appoints the sun to rule the day and the moon the night. "Let them be for signs," as eclipses, portents of extraordinary events (Matthew 2:2; Luke 21:25) and divine judgments (Joel 2:30; Jeremiah 10:2; Matthew 24:29), and indicating the four quarters of the heavens (Psalms 50:1) and also the changes in the weather; "and for Seasons, days, and years
Cycle - ) An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the Seasons, or of the year
Melon - It is eaten in abundance during the season, even by the richer sort of people; but the common people, on whom Providence has bestowed nothing but poverty and patience, scarcely eat any thing but these, and account this the best time of the year, as they are obliged to put up with worse fare at other Seasons
Dispensation - 1: οἰκονομία (Strong's #3622 — Noun Feminine — oikonomia — oy-kon-om-ee'-ah ) primarily signifies "the management of a household or of household affairs" (oikos, "a house," nomos, "a law"); then the management or administration of the property of others, and so "a stewardship," Luke 16:2-4 ; elsewhere only in the Epistles of Paul, who applies it (a) to the responsibility entrusted to him of preaching the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 9:17 (RV, "stewardship," AV, "dispensation"); (b) to the stewardship commited to him "to fulfill the Word of God," the fulfillment being the unfolding of the completion of the Divinely arranged and imparted cycle of truths which are consummated in the truth relating to the Church as the Body of Christ, Colossians 1:25 (RV and AV, "dispensation"); so in Ephesians 3:2 , of the grace of God given him as a stewardship ("dispensation") in regard to the same "mystery;" (c) in Ephesians 1:10 ; 3:9 , it is used of the arrangement or administration by God, by which in "the fullness of the times" (or Seasons) God will sum up all things in the heavens and on earth in Christ
Church Colors - The use of the Church colors,besides "decking the place of His Sanctuary" is also most helpfulto the devotions of the people, in that it teaches them by the eyethe various Seasons of the Church's joy or mourning
Count - Some tribes of rude nations count their years by the coming of certain birds among them at certain Seasons, and leaving them at others
Curse, the - Man was encouraged; the Seasons should continue as long as the earth remained
Hawk - The hawk, therefore, is produced, in Job 39:26 , as a specimen of that astonishing instinct which teaches birds of passage to know their times and Seasons, when to migrate out of one country into another for the benefit of food, or a warmer climate, or both
Beard - The Hebrews probably, allowed their beards to grow when in Egypt; and we find in their subsequent history that neglect of them was a proof of slovenliness, and allowable only in Seasons of distress
Day - The variable length of the natural day at different Seasons led in the very earliest times to the adoption of the civil day (or one revolution of the sun) as a standard of time
Tradition - The observance of the Christian Year, or the system of Feastsand Fasts and Holy Seasons according to the events in our Lord'sLife
Change - ) A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of Seasons
Age - ...
But figures have in Scripture a mystical meaning as well as a literal; faith must wait until the Father reveals fully "the times and Seasons which He hath put in His own power" (Acts 1:7)
Signs - The lights in the firmament of the heaven are said to be for 'signs' as well as for 'seasons
Months - See Seasons and YEAR
Bether - And so New Testament believers, who have once seen and tasted that the Lord is gracious, are longing for renewed visits of Jesus, when in Seasons of distance, and darkness, and unbelief, they feel as on the mountains of Berber, waiting his coming
Weeks - In addition to the week of days, the Jews had three other Seasons, denominated weeks, Leviticus 25:1-17 ; Deuteronomy 16:9-10 :...
Passage - Bird of passage, a fowl that passes at certain Seasons from one climate to another, as in autumn to the south to avoid the winter's cold, and in spring to the north for breeding
Element - ’ It should be observed also that the later Jewish angelology conceived these different elements and all the heavenly bodies as animated by living spirits, so that there were angels of the waters, the winds, the clouds, the hail, the frost, and the various Seasons of the year. ’ Such are no longer ‘held in bondage under the rudiments of the world,’ for Christ sets them free from dependence upon rites, ordinances, vows, sacrifices, observance of times and Seasons, which all belong to the elementary stages and phases of the lower religious cults of the world
Fasting - That the people of God set apart days and Seasons for the affliction of the soul is most certain, and this by divine command, (Leviticus 23:27; Lev 23:29) but the reader will be careful to observe, that there is a wide distinction between the sorrow of soul and the fasting of the body. It is concerning fasts we are now speaking; and the subject is, what authority do they derive for observance in Scripture? When holy men of old were, in their hallowed Seasons, mourning over the sins of fallen nature, no doubt the bodies were neglected, in numberless instances, in refusing to take food. ...
Our blessed Lord gives directions how fasts are to be observed, with an eye to the gracious improvement of them, but hath not appointed any particular Seasons for their observance
New Moon - And when due study of the procession of the Seasons and the attendant solar phenomena led to the measuring of a year, the moon-period lost none of its importance. It took centuries to substitute the calendar month for the lunar month and secure as nearly as possible that the year should comprise twelve monthly periods preserving the same order of succession and a fixed correspondence with the Seasons. Paul in deprecating the observance of Seasons in this way had the thought of such disorderly practices in his mind. ...
The Apostle is thinking of nothing but the observance of a system of times and Seasons (the religious observance even) such as the Jews had, and its introduction into the life of the new community. Still the Apostle’s own doctrine of liberty as touching the observance or non-observance of such Seasons (see Romans 14) must not be overlooked; and in Colossians 2:16, as Hort points out (Judaistic Christianity, Cambridge, 1894, p
Dew - The dew is a merciful provision the Lord hath ordained for moistening the plants and other productions of the earth in dry Seasons, when there is no rain
Abstinence - ...
The spiritual monarchy of the western world introduced another sort of abstinence which may be termed ritual, and which consists in abstaining from particular meats at certain times and Seasons, the rules of which are called rogations
Rome - Seasons of suffering and repose succeeded each other alternately until the reign of Constantine, a
Seven - As to the reason of the fact, three is the signature of God, in the ever-blessed Trinity; four of the world—four elements, four Seasons, four winds, etc
Perpetuus, Saint, Archbaptist of Tours - Gregory recounts the fasts, vigils and regulations for divine service instituted by him for different Seasons of the year and still observed in Gregory's own time ( Hist
Time, Meaning of - They learned to mark Seasons and measure durations. They counted years by the cycle of the Seasons, but especially by observation of the sun's return in its annual orbit. Just as Jesus had declined at the moment of His ascension to give His followers a clue to times and Seasons (Acts 1:7 ), Paul refused to tell the church when the end would come, except to tell them that it would come suddenly and unexpectedly, like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 ), and that God was presently acting to overcome the mystery of “the man of lawlessness,” which must first be destroyed. We too should be warned off from calculating days and Seasons, for the fullness of time has already appeared. Nevertheless, His ancient people did right when they built the Temple and set aside holy Seasons for His worship. ...
The Temple is long since destroyed, yet Jews and Christians gather in holy places and at holy Seasons to continue their praise and renew their prayers
Farming - Since the majority of Israelites were farmers, a common practice in Israel was to indicate times of the year by features of the agricultural Seasons, rather than by names of the months. Using the twelve months of our calendar for comparison, we can summarize the agricultural year in Palestine as follows:...
Israel’s agricultural prosperity depended upon more than simply growing the right crops in the right Seasons. Also, the annual religious festivals were related to the harvest Seasons (Leviticus 23:10; Leviticus 23:14-15; Leviticus 23:39; see FEASTS; MONTH)
Abstinence - "...
The spiritual monarchy of the western world introduced another sort of abstinence, which may be called ritual, and consists in abstaining from particular meats at certain times and Seasons, the rules of which are called rogations
Age, - We may also distinguish the period of the Church (from the day of Pentecost until the Rapture of the saints), though it is separated from recognised times and Seasons
Time - " In 1 Thessalonians 5:1 , "the times and the Seasons," "times" (chronos) refers to the duration of the interval previous to the Parousia of Christ and the length of "time" it will occupy (see COMING , No. 3), as well as other periods; "seasons" refers to the characteristics of these periods
Determine, Determinate - , "horizon"); hence, "to mark out definitely, determine;" it is translated "to determine" in Luke 22:22 , of the foreordained pathway of Christ; Acts 11:29 , of a "determination" to send relief; Acts 17:26 , where it is used of fixing the bounds of Seasons
Heart - ...
The Seasons in which we should more particularly keep our hearts are, ...
1. Under dark and doubting Seasons, Hebrews 12:8
Time - The division between light and darkness, the rising, the zenith, and the setting of the sun and the moon, together with the phases of the latter, and the varying position of the most notable stars in the firmament, would all suggest modes of reckoning time, to say nothing of the circuit of the Seasons as indicated by the growth and development of the fruits of the field and agricultural operations. In this same cosmogony we meet with a further use of the lights in the firmament of heaven; they are to be ‘for signs, and for Seasons, and for days and years’ ( Genesis 1:14 ). ’...
Whilst these various divisions of time were being arrived at, there would be, concurrently with them, the obvious recurrence of the Seasons in their due order. This is the earliest time in the world’s history to which a knowledge of the Seasons is attributed in the Bible. It would in due course be noticed that the Seasons recurred practically after a series of twelve moons or months; hence would come in the division of time into years of twelve lunar months
Hair - ), especially in Seasons of rejoicing (Matthew 6:17 ; Luke 7:46 )
Well - deep, seven feet six inches in diameter, and lined with rough masonry; a pitcher unbroken at the bottom evidenced that there was water at some Seasons, otherwise the fall would have broken the pitcher
Ashtoreth - Here she appears as the goddess of fertility, productiveness, and love on the one hand, and of war, death, and decay on the other, a personification of the earth as it passes through the summer and winter Seasons. Thus Ishtar was given the planet Venus, whose appearance at certain Seasons as morning-star and at other times as evening-star paralleled the growth and decay of nature
Small - 18:22 the word suggests triviality: “And let them judge the people at all Seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge
Feasts - The feasts of Jehovah, as instituted under the lawas given by Moses, partake more of the character of commemorations, or assemblies of the congregation to celebrate special dealings of the Lord, and consequently special Seasons in the history of His people, being called 'holy convocations
Sign - Here it refers to the stars, indicators of the time of day and Seasons
Poverty - ...
The causes of poverty referred to in the OT (apart from those due to individual folly) are specially ( a ) bad Seasons, involving failure of crops, loss of cattle, etc. Losses, of course, there were, arising from bad Seasons, invasion, and pestilence; we hear, too, of rich men oppressing the poor (cf
Elements - The observance of times and Seasons is according to the στοιχεῖα of the world, not according to Christ (Colossians 2:8)-a contrast which suggests that the στοιχεῖα and Christ are personal rivals. ) speaks of the angels of the stars keeping watch, the leaders dividing the Seasons, the taxiarchs the months, and the chiliarchs the days. ) refers to the creation of the angels of the face (or presence), and the angels who cry ‘holy,’ the angels of the spirit of wind and of hail, of thunder and of lightning, of heat and of cold, of each of the Seasons, of dawn and of evening, etc
Moon - ) Instead of being regarded as a person and worshipped, as it was by the surrounding nations, in Scripture it is God's creature "made for signs, Seasons, days, and years" (Psalms 104:19)
Beggar - ]'>[1] This is evident both from the references to almsgiving in the Sermon on the Mount and from the mention of beggars in connexion with places of a public character: the entrance to Jericho (Matthew 20:30 and parallels), a city through which so many pilgrims went at festival Seasons, the neighbourhood of rich men’s houses (Luke 16:20), and the gates of the temple (Acts 3:2)
Murder - Armed with these, they moved with stealth through the crowds at festival Seasons, seeking to remove their opponents by assassination
Beauty - God made his world good by causing the springs to gush forth in the valleys, the grass to grow for the cattle, and the moon to mark the Seasons
Ant - Solomon implies, the ant providently and diligently uses the proper Seasons for obtaining her food, though she has "no guide, overseer, or ruler," such as man has in parents, teachers, and masters; therefore men are inexcusable in sluggishness
Change - A succession of one thing in the place of another vicissitude as a change of Seasons a change of objects on a journey a change of scenes
Rain - For though the river Nile, which the Egyptians prided themselves so much upon, did indeed overflow the banks of it at certain Seasons, yet the higher and remote ground from it could not be benefited thereby; and therefore the inhabitants were obliged occasionally to water their ground, in order to render it fruit ful. His goings forth are prepared as the morning of eternity, and in the morning of time, his first manifestations in grace, and in all the after Seasons of his love, when visiting his people. Who shall describe the sweet and silent droppings of the rain, the dew from the Lord, and the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth"not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men!"Who shall calculate their number, their richness, their refreshing influence, coming from him who from the womb of the morning hath the dew of his youth!"Who shall mark down the times and the Seasons in the unobserved, unnoticed, unknown visits to all but to the souls of his redeemed, to whom he imparts his blessings in secret, when carrying on the sacred purposes of his kingdom which cometh not by observation
Night - ...
Revelation 21:25 (a) In Heaven where the Lord is the light, there are no times of darkness, no Seasons of sorrow or perplexity, no hidden times when the sun goes down and sin comes up
Witness - Paul declared before the heathen at Lystra that God 'had not left himself without witness' as to His existence and His goodness, in giving rain and fruitful Seasons, filling their 'hearts with food and gladness,' Acts 14:17
Return - ) The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the Seasons, or of an anniversary
Ark - The priests of Ammonia had a custom, at particular Seasons, of carrying in procession a boat, in which was an oracular shrine, held in great veneration: and this custom of carrying the deity in an ark or boat was in use also among the Egyptians. In other countries, as well as in Egypt, an ark, or ship, was introduced in their mysteries, and often carried about in the Seasons of their festivals
Appoint, Appointed - 5, "to appoint before," is used in Acts 17:26 (RV, "appointed"), of the Seasons arranged by God for nations, and the bounds of their habitation. , "to mark by a limit," hence, "to determine, ordain," is used of Christ as ordained of God to be a judge of the living and the dead, Acts 17:31 ; of His being "marked out" as the Son of God, Romans 1:4 ; of Divinely appointed Seasons, Acts 17:26 , "having determined
Fasting - The church of England also has particular Seasons for fasting, especially that of Lent, which is to be observed as a time of humiliation before Easter, the general festival of our Saviour's resurrection
Eating - " (Romans 14:17) It may not be unacceptable to the readers, for whom I particularly intend this Concordance, to set before them an account of the extraordinary attention the ancient Jews observed in their Seasons of meals, to a scrupulous exactness
Galley - " (Psalms 107:23-31) Indeed, in the calmest Seasons at sea, it may be truly said, that there is but a step between the whole ship's company and death
Euthymius (4), Abbat in Palestine - With another hermit, Theoctistus, he used to take long walks into the desert of Cutila at sacred Seasons
Holy Day - -‘Ye observe days, and months, and Seasons, and years,’ St. Missionary activity made plain in experience that the multiplied observance of ‘days, and months, and Seasons, and years’ as legal enactments formed a congenial soil on which heathen conceptions of deity might take fresh root within the Christian Church. No one ought to pretend that the discipline of the Church, so far as it is expressed in the weekly day of rest and worship, or in the observance of Seasons or sacraments, is without significance for the Christian life
Month - The Seasons regulated the months, e
Dedication, Feast of - For three years this state of profanation had continued, but when the third anniversary of the desecration came round, the heroic efforts of Judas Maccabaens and his companions had reached such success that they were able to cleanse the Holy Place and to set up a new altar in place of that which had been defiled, spending a week in special services for its dedication; and, in order to commemorate this, Judas Maccabaens ordained ‘that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their Seasons from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Chislev, with gladness and joy’ (1 Maccabees 4:59)
Moon - There we learn "that the Lord appointed the moon for certain Seasons, and the sun knoweth his going down
Month - ...
The Hebrews observed a distinct order in the calculation of their time as it related to holy Seasons and ordinary concerns
Jehoshaphat - This valley is a deep and narrow glen, which runs from north to south, between the Mount of Olives and Mount Moriah; the brook Cedron flowing through the middle of it, which is dry the greatest part of the year, but has a current of a red colour, after storms, or in rainy Seasons
Descent Into Hell (Hades) - The heroes or the gods descend into Hades to perform a rescue, to triumph over death, or as part of the recurring Seasons of the agricultural year
Locust - In whatever country they settle, they devour all the vegetables, grain, and, in fine, all the produce of the earth; eating the very bark off the trees; thus destroying at once the hopes of the husbandman, and all the labours of agriculture: for though their voracity is great, yet they contaminate a much greater quantity than they devour; as their bite is poisonous to vegetables, and the marks of devastation may be traced for several succeeding Seasons
Worship - We ought to make our oblations, and perform our holy offices, at their appointed Seasons, for these he hath commanded to be done, not irregularly or by chance, but at determinate times and hours; as he hath likewise ordained by his supreme will, where, and by what persons, they shall be performed; that so all things being done according to his pleasure, may be acceptable in his sight. ...
We now pass from the consideration of the places of public worship, to that of the Seasons of worship, and the festivals of the early Christians. It is here shown again, that the Gospel, as it remodelled the former conceptions of the priesthood, of worship in general, and of holy places, also entirely changed the then views of sacred Seasons. The Jewish laws relating to their festivals were not merely abrogated by the Gospel, in such a manner as to transfer these festivals to different Seasons; but they were entirely abolished, as far as fixing religious worship to particular times is concerned. Paul expressly declares all sanctifying of certain Seasons, as far as men deduced this from the divine command, to be Jewish and unevangelical, and to be like returning to the slavery of the law, and to captivity to outward precepts. Although, in order to meet the wants of human nature generally, consisting as it does of sense as well as soul, and those of a large body of Christians in particular, who were only in a state of education, and were to be brought up to the ripeness of Christian manhood, men soon selected definite times [2] for religious admonitions, and to consecrate them to a fuller occupation with religious things, as well as to public devotion, with the intention, that the influence of these definite times should animate and sanctify the rest of their lives, and that Christians who withdrew themselves from the distractions of business on these days, and collected their hearts before God in the stillness of solitude, as well as in public devotion, might make these Seasons of service to the other parts of their life; yet this was in itself, and of itself, nothing unevangelical
Night (2) - The night varied in length with the Seasons of the year; and the length of the four watches into which the night was divided must also have varied (Matthew 14:25, Mark 6:48, Luke 12:38). ...
‘The division of the day into hours sprang from the use of the sundial, and its peculiar character, the varying length of, the hour, was conditioned by its origin; hours of the night could be measured only by water-glass or some similar means, which would give divisions of equal length during all Seasons of the year, and not varying hours like those of the day’ (Ramsay, Expos, iv. At certain Seasons in late summer Jesus would be exposed in His nightly vigils to the dense chilly clouds of mist of which the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon 5:2) speaks: ‘For my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night
Preaching in the Bible - He defined his content as including “the whole counsel of God” and his practice as being “to Jews and Greeks,” and “from house to house,” as well as “publicly,” and “in all Seasons” (Acts 20:17-21 )
Harp - ]'>[3] ...
The κιθάρα was the traditional instrument of psalmody, and the κιθαρῳδός, along with the αὐλητής, performed at the festive Seasons of Hebrew life (cf
Cock-Crowing - Mark as occurring at definite Seasons of the night, the one about midnight and the other at the first approach of dawn, just before the commencement of the fourth or morning watch, and to define the second of the two as the gallicinium proper, and consequently the only one of which the other three Evangelists take notice
Day - At other Seasons of the year, it is necessary to observe the time when the sun rises, and reduce the hours to our time accordingly
Pray, Prayer - ...
"The Holy Spirit, being the sole interpreter of the needs of the human heart, makes His intercession therein; and inasmuch as prayer is impossible to man apart from His help, Romans 8:26 , believers are exhorted to pray at all Seasons in the Spirit, Ephesians 6:18 ; cp
Canaan, Land of - See Seasons
Germanus, Saint, Bishop of Auxerre - He wore the same hood and tunic in all Seasons, and slept on ashes in a framework of boards
Sycamore - The tree is always green, and bears fruit several times in the year, without observing any certain Seasons; for I have seen some sycamores that have given fruit two months after others
Pleroma - The same idea is expressed in the phrase ‘the fulness of the Seasons’ ( Ephesians 1:10 RVm Jordan - Its volume of water differs exceedingly at different Seasons and from year to year
Amen - Amen lego humin also punctuates the teaching of truths unknown in the Old Testament, and Seasons startling sayings for which Jesus offers no proof other than his own authority
Envy - ...
‘Base envy withers at another’s joy,...
And hates that excellence it cannot reach’...
(Thomson, Seasons, ‘Spring,’ 283)
Liberality - These were collected at different centres abroad, and then sent by certain specially appointed ‘ambassadors’ to Jerusalem, where they were placed in three large chests within the Temple, which were opened with great solemnity at certain Seasons of the year
Seventy Weeks of Daniel - ...
As already stated, the church does not appear in the above: it has nothing to do with times and Seasons — they belong to Israel and to the earth
Judges - ), he appointed captains, rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, namely, the recognized heads of tribes or of chief houses in them, to judge at all Seasons small matters, reserving the great ones for himself to decide, upon the principles which he should learn from God
Division of the Earth - Paul, also, addressing the Athenians, refers to the same decree, as a well-known tradition in the Heathen world: "God made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth; having appointed the predetermined Seasons and boundaries of their dwellings," Acts 17:26 . Here he represents mankind as all of "one blood," race, or stock, "the sons of Adam" and of Noah in succession; and the Seasons and the boundaries of their respective settlements, as previously regulated by the divine appointment. The "seasons," as well as the "boundaries" of their respective settlements were equally the appointment of God; the nearer countries to the original settlement being planted first, and the remoter in succession
History - Observation of natural Seasons and life cycles advances such a theory, as seen in the Baal religion that tempted Israel. Scripture notes God's blessing for the ordering of the Seasons (Genesis 8:20-22 ) and recognizes that apart from God the cycle may lead to a hopeless understanding of life (Ecclesiastes 1:4 )
Dwelling - Different rooms, too, as already mentioned in modern practice, were used in summer-time and in winter-time, Amos 3:15; and, whereas those for use in warm weather were open to the court, those for colder Seasons were closed in with lattice-work, and curtains, and, probably for want of glass in the windows, with shutters. ...
There were also houses constructed with particular reference to the Seasons
History - Observation of natural Seasons and life cycles advances such a theory, as seen in the Baal religion that tempted Israel. Scripture notes God's blessing for the ordering of the Seasons (Genesis 8:20-22 ) and recognizes that apart from God the cycle may lead to a hopeless understanding of life (Ecclesiastes 1:4 )
Tabernacles, the Feast of - ...
Though all the Hebrew annual festivals were Seasons of rejoicing, the Feast of Tabernacles was, in this respect, distinguished above them all
Flood - Rather than destroy, God affirmed the continuity of Seasons without respite
Manna - It abounds in rainy Seasons, some years it ceases
Providence - God directs the Seasons (Psalm 104:19 ); the clouds are His chariot, the winds His messenger (Psalm 104:3 ); He stills the storms and girds the mountain ranges (Psalm 107:29 ; Psalm 65:6 ); everything that hath breath is exhorted to praise the Lord “for his mighty acts” (Psalm 150:2 ,Psalms 150:2,150:6 )
Ignorance - ...
(1) If Christ Himself knew not the day of the Great Appearing, it was not to be wondered at that the times and the Seasons for the coming of God’s Kingdom in glory were hid from His disciples (Acts 1:7)
Water (2) - The rainfall on an average is from 25 to 30 inches in ordinary Seasons (the average rainfall in England is less than 30 inches), but there are times of drought which cause great loss and suffering
Fasting (2) - But occasional public fasts were ordered from time to time during Seasons of drought and public calamity
Passover - I cannot dismiss this part of the subject without first remarking, that as far as decency and seriousness are observed by them in their Seasons of worship, it were to be wished that many Christians would follow their example
Feasts - ...
Between the two festival Seasons...
After the cereal harvest there was much activity as the people threshed, winnowed and stored the grain
Daniel - You must also have special and extraordinary Seasons of prayer, as Daniel had, over and above his daily habit of prayer. Special and extraordinary, original and unparalleled Seasons of prayer, when you literally do nothing else day nor night but pray
Time (2) - But as a month in three years was hardly sufficient, a cycle of eight years was observed in which three months were intercalated, based on general observation of the Seasons
Leviticus - Peter (1 Peter 1:16) quotes Leviticus 11:44, "be ye holy, for I am holy;" but New Testament holiness rises above the restrictions as to meats, Seasons, and places (1618737612_58; Acts 10,15)
Travel (2) - In the days of the Empire, sailing was confined to certain well defined tracks, and to certain Seasons
Flies - They abound in warm and moist regions, as in Egypt, Chaldea, Palestine, and in the middle regions of Africa; and during the rainy Seasons are very troublesome
Jehoiakim - ...
"In the fifth year of Jehoiakim they (the princes) proclaimed a fast to all the people," or (Michaelis) "all the people proclaimed a fast"; in either reading Jehoiakim had no share in appointing it, but chose this season of all Seasons to perpetrate such an audacious act
Games - ...
In 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have striven the good strife," not merely a fight, any competitive contest as the race-course, 1 Timothy 6:12 which was written from Corinth, where national games recurred at stated Seasons, which accounts for the allusion: "strive" with such earnestness in "the good strife" as to "lay hold" on the prize, the crown or garland of the winner, "eternal life
Diana - Of all Seasons she loves spring best
Agriculture - With the Seasons as a background to their daily life, the religious calendar was partly based on the agricultural year with several festivals coinciding with significant events: e
Passover (i.) - And Thou hast given us, O Jehovah our God, in love the solemn days for joy, and the festival and appointed Seasons for gladness; and this feast of unleavened bread, the season of our freedom, a holy convocation, the memorial of our departure from Egypt. Blessed art Thou, O Jehovah, who sanctifiest Israel and the appointed Seasons
Existence of God - Who can consider the motions of the heavenly luminaries, exactly calculated for the greatest advantage to our earth, and its inhabitants; the exact balancing and regulating of the meteors, winds, rain, snow, hail, vapour, thunder, and the like; the regular and never-failing return of summer and winter, seed-time and harvest, day and night; the astonishing and diversified formation of vegetables; the propagation of herbs, almost every where, that are most effectual to heal the distempers of animal bodies in that place; the almost infinite diversification of animals and vegetables, and their pertments, that, notwithstanding an amazing similarity, not any two are exactly alike, but every form, member, or even feather or hair of animals, and every pile of grass, stalk of corn, herb, leaf, tree, berry, or other fruit, hath something peculiar to itself: the making of animals so sagaciously to prepare their lodgings, defend themselves, provide for their health, produce and protect, and procure food for their young; the direction of fishes and fowls to and in such marvellous and long peregrinations at such Seasons, and to such places, as best correspond with their own preservation and the benefit of mankind; the stationing of brute animals by sea or land, at less or greater distances as are most suited to the safety, subsistence or comfort of mankind, and preventing the increase of prolific animals, and making the less fruitful ones, which are used, exceedingly to abound; the so diversifying the countenances, voices, and hand-writings of men, as best secures and promotes their social advantages; the holding of so equal a balance between males and females, while the number of males, whose lives are peculiarly endangered in war, navigation, &c
Worship - There are times and Seasons for worship, even though in the Bible God is present with His people at anytime
Home (2) - The whole system of feasts and fasts, joyous and solemn, including the weekly Sabbaths and the yearly commemorations and Seasons,—a system imparting so much colour and interest to the life of the people—also strongly tended to deepen the domestic sentiment, the home being to so large an extent the theatre for the prescribed rites and observances
Providence - 5; Thomson's Seasons, Winter, conclusion
Dead Sea - In general, toward the shore, it is shallow; and rises and falls with the Seasons, and the quantity of water carried into it by seven streams, which fall into this their common receptacle, the chief of which is the Jordan
Prayer - It is one of the principal excellencies of this kind of prayer, that it can be practised at all times, and in all places; in the public ordinances of religion; in all our ordinary and extraordinary undertakings; in times of affliction, temptation, and danger; in Seasons of social intercourse, in worldly business, in travelling, in sickness, and pain. It is denominated social, because it is offered by a society of Christians in their collective capacity, convened for that particular purpose, either on some peculiar and extraordinary occasions, or at stated and regular Seasons. It is very proper, at solemn Seasons of worship, to read some part of the word of God, or some spiritual treatise written by holy men; or to converse with fellow Christians about divine things, or to spend some time in recollection or meditation of things that belong to religion: this will not only supply us with divine matter, but will compose our thoughts to a solemnity
Time - In the second the conception is based on a cyclic return similar to that marked by the Seasons of the year. In all the efforts to make the adjustment first the natural return of the Seasons with their agricultural features calls for a definition that will harmonize with the apparent revolution of the sun around the earth in 365 + days
Sabbath - Moreover, the way in which the Sabbath is isolated from all other sacred Seasons (Decalogue, 2 Kings 11:5 ff; 2 Kings 16:18 ) goes far to show that even in the pre-exilic period it was a festival sui generis , and had already acquired something of the prominence which belonged to it in later times
Set - ...
A — 3: τίθημι (Strong's #5087 — Verb — tithemi — tith'-ay-mee ) "to put, to place," is translated "to set" in Acts 1:7 , of times and Seasons (AV, "put"); Acts 13:47 ; Revelation 10:2 ; "setteth on" (of wine) in John 2:10 , RV (AV, "doth set forth"); in the AV of Mark 4:21 (2nd part) and in Luke 8:16 it is rendered "set" (RV, "put"), of a lamp (some texts have No
Sea, the Salt - (or, according to Lynch, 1,316; it varies greatly at different Seasons) below the Mediterranean level
Fruit - -These are James 5:7; James 5:18 (in illustration of patience and prayer), Acts 14:17 (God’s gift of rain and fruitful Seasons), 1 Corinthians 9:7 (in support of the apostles’ right to sustenance; cf
Caracalla, the Nickname of m. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus - Caracalla, by raising the provincials to the franchise, did not free them from the tribute they owed before, but imposed this additional burden, which he doubled in amount, and which involved the odious intrusion of the tax-gatherer in Seasons of domestic bereavement
Jordan - In the days of Joshua, and, it is probable, for many ages after his time, the harvest was one of the Seasons when the Jordan over-flowed his banks
Organization (2) - His race had learned in the Captivity and the Dispersion the value of some outward conformity, especially of holy Seasons, holy books, and meetings for worship and edification, all aiming at that unity expressed in Acts 4:32 ‘they had one heart and soul. She begins in the mind of Christ, free, unlimited, the universal Kingdom of God, with no sacred Seasons, sanctuaries, or priesthood
Time - He established the cycle of days and Seasons by which time is known and reckoned (Genesis 1:14 ) and possesses the power to dissolve them according to his eternal purposes (Isaiah 60:19-20 ); moreover, he controls world history, determining in advance the times set for all nations and bringing them to pass (Daniel 2:21 ; Acts 17:26 )
Proverbs, Book of - The sluggard must learn from the ant because the ant's work is in tune with the order of the Seasons (Proverbs 6:6-11 ; compare Proverbs 10:5 )
Galatians, Letter to the - They taught that circumcision was necessary for salvation (Galatians 5:2 ; Galatians 6:12-16 ), as was obedience to the law of Moses, even the observation of days, months, Seasons, and years (Galatians 4:10 )
Apostles - They had a forty-day instruction period with the risen Lord before the ascension, but still they could not know “the times or Seasons” of the full restoration of the kingdom (Acts 1:3-7 )
Debt, Debtor (2) - In the popular mind it was associated with poverty (Exodus 22:25), a thing that came upon the husbandman, for instance, in bad Seasons (Matthew 18:23-3564)
Jordan - At certain Seasons its turbid waters can be traced for quite a considerable distance into the sea, which is 12 1 /2 miles long
Arrest - Moreover, had they taken such a step on their own authority, they would have offended the procurator, Pontius Pilate, who was ever jealous for the maintenance of order, especially at the festal Seasons; and it was of the utmost moment that they should secure his sympathy and co-operation
Commerce - ...
Even in New Testament times, shipping was restricted to particular routes and Seasons (Acts 27:12 )
Salt - ...
The first account we read of salt is Genesis 14:3; where mention is made of the Salt Sea in the vale of Siddim; and this is probably what elsewhere is called the Dead Sea, forming the spot where once stood Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities of the plain, which the Lord destroyed by fire, and over which Jordan in the Seasons of its overflowing pours itself
Inspiration And Revelation - He took care that they should not be left without witness to His goodness, in that He gave them from heaven rains and fruitful Seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness (Acts 14:17). The most urgent of human needs was that the earth should bring forth fruits in their Seasons
Pentecost - When the Jews were a people settled in their own land, an agricultural people, it was a comparatively simple matter to keep the festival as the procession of the Seasons went on year by year. The climatic conditions of Palestine made those Seasons timely and appropriate
Pentecost - When the Jews were a people settled in their own land, an agricultural people, it was a comparatively simple matter to keep the festival as the procession of the Seasons went on year by year. The climatic conditions of Palestine made those Seasons timely and appropriate
Revelation of God - “The living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them has not left himself without a witness in doing good—giving you rains from heaven and fruitful Seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy” ( Acts 14:15-17 NRSV)
Animals - Thus note Isaiah 1:3 ("The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner's manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand") and Jeremiah 8:7 ("Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed Seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration
Heart - Many things outwardly right and proper were done by the religionists of His day—seasons of prayer duly observed, alms given, etc
Plagues of Egypt - Even in our own climate, in hot summer-seasons, when passing through narrow lanes and hedges in the country not much frequented, where insects of the winged kind increase unmolested, the horse and his rider sometimes feel their sting, and are almost made mad
House - In Aleppo, at least, there is often on the south side of the court an alcove in the wall of the house, furnished with divans or sofas, for reclining and enjoying the fresh air in the hot Seasons
Prayer - -The universality of the duty as to mode, times, and persons is enforced by the words ‘all prayer,’ ‘at all Seasons,’ ‘in all perseverance’, ‘for all the saints
Heart - Many things outwardly right and proper were done by the religionists of His day—seasons of prayer duly observed, alms given, etc
Sea of Galilee - It is covered with green grass (Mark 6:39, John 6:10) at nearly all Seasons of the year. The north end of the Lake does not suffer to the same extent, because to the west of the Plain of Gennesaret the hills are somewhat lower and farther back, and, besides, the wind blows freely down the Valley of Pigeons, and gives the district around Capernaum all that the east side enjoys at such Seasons
Passover - ’ Ordinary dates dwindle into insignificance beside these fixed, outstanding Seasons. It is the counting of the omer, and it most particularly reminds us that here we have originally a celebration of the recurring Seasons of the year and the yearly ingathering of the earth’s fruits
Numbers, Book of - ( k ) The scale of offerings incidentally contains a list of the fixed feasts or sacred Seasons, viz
Unconscious Faith - This is not, indeed, universalism, for it does not anticipate the ultimate judgment of God; but it does teach that it is God’s will ‘that all men should be saved and come to a knowledge of truth’; and it teaches that this is through faith—conscious or unconscious—in ‘one mediator between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom on behalf of all, the testimony being appointed for its proper Seasons’ (1 Timothy 2:4; 1 Timothy 2:6)
Paul in Arabia - But he always turned it over at such sacramental Seasons till he came again to that great self-examination Psalm, where he found it written concerning himself: These things hast thou done, and I kept silence
Mary Magdalene - The very devils have their times and their Seasons like everything else
Jonah - A pagan city repents at a strange prophet's first preaching, whereas Israel, God's elect, repented not, though admonished by their own prophets at all Seasons
Prudentius, Marcus (?) Aurelius Clemens Prudentius - 37, 38; a collection of hymns for the hours of the day and for church Seasons
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - Moreover, the pattern of Seasons, yielding life-sustaining food, witness to God before believers
Gennesaret, Land of - It is a happy contention of the Seasons, as if every one of them laid claim to this country; for it not only nourishes different sorts of autumnal fruit beyond men’s expectation, but preserves them a great while; it supplies men with the principal fruits, with grapes and figs continually, during ten months of the year, and with other fruits as they become ripe through the whole year; for besides the good temperature of the air, it is also watered from a most copious fountain
Eschatology - ; Acts 5:32), and the ‘seasons of refreshing,’ which would sustain the elect until the return of the Messiah and the ‘restoration of all things’ (Acts 3:19-21; see below, I
Cup - ...
But the cup was an important feature in other Jewish festivals and solemn Seasons besides the Passover
the Ten Virgins - At the same time there are special Seasons, and special spots, when and where, as a matter of experience, that oil is specially dispensed to all buyers
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - William Law complains with all his incomparable scorn that so many of the ministers of his day spent so much of their time and strength in the pulpit on such subjects as the Seasons and the directions of the wind called Euroclydon, and on the times when the Gospels were writ
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - When he went to the communion-seasons at Ephesus and Smyrna and Pergamos and Thyatira, for years after the captivated people could tell you his texts and at every mention of his name they would break out about his preaching
Fig-Tree - 1, of which the fruit required three years for ripening,’ but which may more reasonably be understood as simply a late-bearing variety whose fruit reached maturity only in exceptionally favourable Seasons, not oftener than once in three years
Advent (2) - ...
The term is also employed to designate one of the ecclesiastical Seasons,—that immediately preceding the Festival of the Nativity,—during which, in certain sections of the Church, the thoughts of believers are turned to the first appearance of their Lord in the flesh
Insects - Herodotus, a Greek historian, wrote of how Egyptian beekeepers moved their hives according to the change of Seasons
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - And now, before leaving this point, I will add this-I am not an author, nor a journalist, but a preacher, and I will therefore add this-that he is a happy preacher who has lived through many times and Seasons of temptation, and has never sown some of the tares of his own temper, and of his own partial mind, in his preaching, and even in his prayers
Heman - It may have been to console David in some of his many inconsolable Seasons
Palestine - ...
Palestine is a land of two Seasons, a dry season and a rainy season, with intervening transitional periods
Nature And Natural Phenomena - We have references to the march of the Seasons (Matthew 24:32, Mark 13:28); to the orderly stages of growth (Mark 4:28); to the varying response of various kinds of soil (Mark 4:4-8); to the mystery of development (Mark 4:27; Mark 4:31); to the habits and dispositions of animals (Matthew 10:16, Luke 9:58; Luke 13:34; Luke 17:37, John 10:3-5; John 10:12, cf
Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint - He has compliments at fitting Seasons, direct or indirect, for Euric and his wife
Paul as a Pastor - "At all Seasons" are Paul's own enviable words
Preaching - And at other Seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country, to carry the book of the law, and to teach in the cities
Gods, Pagan - The cycle of the Seasons is represented in the myths by Baal's struggle with Mot (literally, “death”), who represented drought and brought forth dry barren fields
Worship - 40:...
‘Now the offerings and ministrations He commanded to be performed with care, and not to be done rashly or in disorder, but at fixed times and Seasons
Pharaoh - But turn away tonight from your first duty; make postponements; seek more convenient Seasons; raise obstacles; make conditions; seek for signs, and put it off yourself, and put it upon God and upon His servants, to wait for you and to make terms with you, and from this night your heart will harden like Pharaoh's heart till your end is like his
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - Isidore discourses of the days, the night, the Seasons, the solstice and equinox, the world and its five zones, heaven and its name, the planets, the waters, the heavens, the nature, size, and course of the sun, the light and course of the moon, the eclipse of sun and moon, the course of the stars, the position of the seven planets, the light of the stars, falling stars, the names of the stars and whether they have any soul, thunder, lightning, the rainbow, clouds, showers, snow, hail, the nature and names of the winds, the signs of storms, pestilence, the heat, size, and saltness of the ocean, the river Nile, the names of sea and rivers, the position and motion of the earth, mount Etna, and the parts of the earth
Parable - He thereby turned the thoughts of men from the Mosaic succession of Rabbinical precedents and their artificial mediation of the Law of God, and discovered a new source of illumination and authority in the phenomena of the Seasons, the relationships of the family, and the industries of village life
Wisdom of Solomon - probably ancient, modern, and mediaeval history), the alterations of the turnings (of the sun) and the change of Seasons, the circuits of years and the position of stars, the natures of living creatures and the dispositions of beasts, the forces of the winds and the reasonings of men, the diversities of plants and the virtues of roots’-a list which shows little sign of Greek influence, but is much more suggestive of the learning of Egypt, Phœnicia, and Arabia
Metaphor - We still have the familiar conceptions drawn from everyday life-sowing, reaping, and harvest, animals and birds, the Seasons, light and darkness, life and death-but as the scene shifts from the hillsides of Nazareth and the streets of Jerusalem to the busy cities of the Graeco-Roman world with their ceaseless and varied activity, there are many phrases and metaphors in the Acts, the Epistles, and the Apocalypse which could hardly have fallen from the lips of our Lord Himself
Presbyterians - ...
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all Seasons
Barnabas, Epistle of - ...
In carrying out his argument upon the first point, the writer everywhere proceeds on the idea that the worship which God requires, which alone corresponds to His nature, and which therefore can alone please Him, is spiritual, not a worship of rites and ceremonies, of places and Seasons, but a worship of the heart and life
Gregorius Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocaesarea - Newman observes, wrought at such times and Seasons as to lead to numerous conversions
Passover - The Seasons in Judaea and Egypt
Presbyterians - ...
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all Seasons
Preaching - And, at other Seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country to carry the book of the law, and to teach in the cities
Paul - ) Instead of appealing to the Scriptures, he appeals to what they knew, the witness of God in His gifts of "rain and fruitful Seasons "; he urges them to "turn from these vanities ("dead idols") to serve the living God who made all things," in undesigned coincidence with Pauline language (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10)
Parousia - He implies that they know accurately the details about the ‘times and Seasons,’ including the coming of the day of the Lord, whereas he had previously implied that they were not acquainted with the event described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, ‘I would not have you ignorant
Proverbs - Still more numerous, however, was the concourse of worshippers who frequented the Holy City at the festal Seasons
Slave, Slavery - 33, where it is laid down that slaves are to be exempt from labour at all the great ecclesiastical Seasons, on the days of apostles and martyrs, and on both the Jewish Sabbath and the Lord’s Day
Sirach - Since in Sirach 43:24 he quotes hearsay for the dangers of the sea, we should infer that he had not himself crossed it; it is noticeable that he gives the correct Seasons for the overflow of the rivers Jordan, Tigris, and Nile (Sirach 24:23-25), and, though the first of these may have been got from Joshua 3:15, the others could scarcely have been learned from the Bible
Boyhood - That lassitude which is true of children in Bomhay, for instance, cannot at all Seasons apply to those of Nazareth, which is about 1500 feet above sea-level
Boyhood of Jesus - Joseph may have gone at other Seasons; at this season Mary usually (ἐπορεύοντο, imperfect of ‘habit’) accompanied him
Calendar, the Christian - But while the weekly observances were developed early—almost, or in part quite, from Apostolic times—the annual celebrations were of very slow growth, and for some three hundred years were confined to the two Seasons when the Jews and Christians in common observed a commemoration, Easter and Pentecost
Complacency - The object may be something without, upon which the mind can rest with pleasure, or it may be in the mind itself, when, in Seasons of reflexion, thought turned inwards upon itself is in a condition of perfect harmony, finding in itself no jarring element
Palestine - ...
The tract, nine miles wide and 35 long, between the center and the sudden descent to the Dead Sea, is desolate at all Seasons, a series of hills without vegetation, water, and almost life, with no ruins save Masada and one or two watchtowers
Announcements of Death - On this occasion they are finding fault because the disciples of Jesus do not observe stated Seasons of fasting
Canaan - The Seasons are often adverted to in Scripture, under the terms "seed time and harvest
Palesti'na - Thus the year divides itself into two and only two Seasons--as indeed we see it constantly divided in the Bible-" winter and summer" "cold and heat," "seed-time and harvest
Samaria, Samaritans - These are in Hebrew mixed with Aramaic, and contain the services for the various Seasons of the year, and they are probably ancient
Sanctification - It is impossible to escape the feeling that the return of the Galatians to the observance of days, months, Seasons, years, and to the moral precepts involved in it, was really for safety, and as a result of moral earnestness
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - However, God's covenant with the Seasons (Genesis 8:21-22 ) and his promise of a new heaven and a new earth are also unconditional prophecies
Ethics (2) - We have here something of the nature of a primitive Christian catechism; not instructions (as in the Didache, let us say) for tranquil Seasons and everyday life, but rather articles of war for the ecclesia militans of the persecutions, a manuale crucis
Joram - The size of this sheet of water varies very much according to the Seasons: at one time it is a considerable limpid stretch, at another it is simply a kind of huge morass
Christ in Art - Callistus he is surrounded by the Four Seasons; sometimes he sits and plays upon a syrinx; sometimes he carries a crook, and sometimes a milk-pail, a symbol of the gift of life,—indeed, the sheep and the milk-pail are occasionally represented by themselves, e
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - If more information were available as to this rotation and as to the Seasons when these meetings were held we should probably be able to fix the date of Polycarp's martyrdom with more certainty
Tatianus - ) as one of the better aeons unaffected by that change of Seasons which is productive of various diseases, as partaking of a perfect temperature, as possessing endless day and light, and as unapproachable by mortals such as we are
Enoch Book of - 1-9); stars which lead the Seasons and the months (lxxxii
Jerusalem (2) - It is not, however, the Seasons of extreme heat or cold that are most trying to the health, but the intermediate spring and autumn, especially the months of May and October
Law (2) - Paul is quite explicit that this freedom is to be strenuously maintained in the sphere of Jewish ceremonies, especially circumcision, and sacred days and Seasons
Egypt - In ancient times there may have been extensive groves of acacia trees on the borders of the alluvium kept moist by soakage from the Nile; but at most Seasons of the year there was practically no natural pasture or other spontaneous growth except in marshy districts