What does Vision mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ὅραμα that which is seen 7
חָז֖וֹן vision. 3
בַּמַּרְאֶֽה sight 2
מַחֲזֵ֤ה vision (in the ecstatic state). 2
חָזֽוֹן vision. 2
הַמַּרְאֶ֖ה sight 2
חָזוֹן֙ vision. 2
חִזָּי֑וֹן vision. 2
ὀπτασίαν the act of exhibiting one’s self to view. / a sight 2
בַּמַּרְאָה֙ vision. 2
ὁράματος that which is seen 2
ὁράματι that which is seen 2
הַחִזָּי֣וֹן vision. 1
כְּחֶזְי֥וֹן vision. 1
חָז֣וּת vision 1
חֶזְי֬וֹן vision. 1
מֵחֶזְיֹנ֖וֹ vision. 1
מַֽחֲזֵה־ vision (in the ecstatic state). 1
ὀπτασίᾳ the act of exhibiting one’s self to view. / a sight 1
וּמַרְאֵ֨ה sight 1
בַּֽמַּחֲזֶ֖ה vision (in the ecstatic state). 1
הַמַּרְאֶֽה sight 1
בְחָ֡זוֹן vision. 1
בַּמַּרְאֶ֖ה sight 1
הַמַּרְאֶ֜ה sight 1
כַּמַּרְאֶ֤ה sight 1
כַּמַּרְאֶ֕ה sight 1
הַמַּרְאָ֖ה vision. 1
הַמַּרְאָ֔ה vision. 1
הַמַּרְאָ֑ה vision. 1
הַמַּרְאָ֤ה vision. 1
חָז֥וּת vision 1
חֲז֨וֹן vision. 1
חֲז֖וֹן vision. 1
הֶחָז֑וֹן vision. 1
ὁράματι› that which is seen 1
ὁράσει the act of seeing. / appearance 1
בְּחֶזְוָ֥א vision 1
בְּחֶזְוִ֖י vision 1
הֶחָז֣וֹן vision. 1
בַּחֲז֞וֹן vision. 1
חָז֞וֹן vision. 1
בֶּחָזוֹן֒ vision. 1
בֶּֽחָז֔וֹן vision. 1
הֶחָז֤וֹן vision. 1
הֶחָזֽוֹן vision. 1
חֲז֛וֹן vision. 1
הֶֽחָז֔וֹן vision. 1
בֶחָז֤וֹן vision. 1
חָז֣וֹן vision. 1
חֲז֥וֹן vision. 1
הֶחָז֛וֹן vision. 1
חָז֤וֹן vision. 1
חָז֔וֹן vision. 1
חֲזוֹן֙ vision. 1
חֲז֣וֹן vision. 1
חֲז֤וֹן vision. 1
מֵֽחָז֔וֹן vision. 1
בָּֽרֹאֶ֔ה seer 1

Definitions Related to Vision

G3705


   1 that which is seen, spectacle.
   2 a sight divinely granted in an ecstasy or in a sleep, a Vision.
   

H4758


   1 sight, appearance, Vision.
      1a sight, phenomenon, spectacle, appearance, Vision.
      1b what is seen.
      1c a Vision (supernatural).
      1d sight, Vision (power of seeing).
      

H2377


   1 Vision.
      1a Vision (in ecstatic state).
      1b Vision (in night).
      1c Vision, oracle, prophecy (divine communication).
      1d Vision (as title of book of prophecy).
      

H4236


   1 Vision (in the ecstatic state).
   

H4759


   1 Vision.
      1a mode of revelation.
   2 mirror.
   

H2384


   1 Vision.
      1a Vision (in the ecstatic state).
         1a1 valley of Vision (perhaps fig.
         of Jerusalem or Hinnom).
      1b Vision (in the night).
      1c Vision, oracle, prophecy (in divine communication).
      

G3701


   1 the act of exhibiting one’s self to view.
   2 a sight, a Vision, an appearance presented to one whether asleep or awake.
   

H7203


   1 seer, prophet.
   2 (prophetic) Vision.
   

H2380


   1 Vision, conspicuousness.
      1a Vision, oracle of a prophet.
         1a1 agreement.
      1b conspicuousness in appearance.
      

H2376


   1 Vision, appearance.
      1a Vision.
      1b appearance.
      

G3706


   1 the act of seeing.
      1a the sense of sight, the eyes.
   2 appearance, visible form.
   3 a Vision.
      3a an appearance divinely granted in an ecstasy or dream.
      

Frequency of Vision (original languages)

Frequency of Vision (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Vision
VISION
1. In OT . In its earlier form the vision is closely associated with belief in dreams (wh. see) as the normal vehicle of Divine revelation. The two words are repeatedly used of the same experience, the dream being rather the form , the vision the substance ( e.g . Daniel 1:17 ; Daniel 2:28 ; Daniel 4:5 , cf. Jeremiah 1:11-1342 ). The common phrase ‘visions of the night’ embodies the same conception ( Daniel 2:19 , Job 4:13 , Genesis 46:2 ; cf. 1 Samuel 3:1-15 , Acts 16:9 ). In the darkness, when the eye is closed ( Numbers 24:3-4 ) and the natural faculties are suspended by sleep, God speaks to men. A further stage is the belief in an exalted condition of quickened spiritual discernment (‘ecstasy’ Galatians 1:11-17 ; Acts 22:17 , cf. Genesis 15:12 [1] ]), detached from the dream-state and furthered by fasting, prayer, and self-discipline ( Daniel 10:2-9 , cf. Acts 10:9-11 ). But in the later OT books neither ecstasy nor the objective vision, with its disclosure in cryptic symbolism of future happenings (Daniel), or of the nature and purposes of God (Ezekiel, Zechariah), has a place in the normal line of development of man’s conception of the methods of Divine revelation. The earlier prophets had already attained to the idea of vision as inspired insight, of revelation as an inward and ethical word of God ( Isaiah 1:1 ; Isaiah 2:1 etc.; cf. 1 Samuel 3:1 , Psalms 89:19 ). Their prophetic consciousness is not born of special theophanies, but rather of a resistless sense of constraint upon them to discern and utter the Divine will ( Amos 7:14 ; Amos 7:16 . Isaiah 6:5 , Jeremiah 1:6 , Ezekiel 3:12-16 ). Ecstasies and visual appearances are the exception ( Amos 7:1-9 ; Amos 8:1 , Isaiah 6:1-13 , 1619110855_2 ). In Isaiah 22:1 ; Isaiah 22:5 gç’ hizzâyôn ‘ valley of vision ’ (EV [2] ) is possibly a mistake for gç’ Hinnôm , ‘Valley of Hinnom.’
2. In NT . St. Paul once makes incidental reference to his ‘visions’ ( 2 Corinthians 12:1 ), and perhaps confirms the objective character of the revelation to him on the road to Damascus ( Acts 11:5 , 1 Corinthians 9:1 ; 1 Corinthians 15:8 ). Visions are also recorded in Luke 1:1-80 ; Luke 2:1-52 , Acts 10:1-48 ; Acts 11:1-30 ; Acts 16:1-40 ; and the term is once applied to the Transfiguration ( Matthew 17:9 ; Mk. Lk. ‘the things which they had seen’). But the NT vision is practically confined to the Apocalyptic imagery of the Book of Revelation.
S. W. Green.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Vision(s)
Visions occur frequently in the Bible as instruments of supernatural revelation. They are audiovisual means of communication between a heavenly being and an earthly recipient.
The terms used to designate visions in both Testaments have to do with seeing or perceiving. The Old Testament terms for vision (the Hebrew verbs raa and haza and their several noun derivatives) mean simply to look at or to see. In the New Testament, horao [1] is one of the Greek verbs for see, observe, or perceive, but its related noun (horama [2]) is the common term for "vision."
Revelatory visions portray scenery or dramatic circumstances to the human recipient while the human is awake. The distinction between a vision and a dream has to do with whether the human is awake or asleep; the result is the same. The prophetic use of dreams and visions is summarized in the Lord's dramatic defense of Moses in the face of Aaron and Miriam's revolt: "When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams" (Numbers 12:6 ).
Visions are most frequently found in the prophetic portions of the Old Testament. A prophetic work could be titled as a vision (Isaiah 1:1 ; Nahum 1:1 ), and certain prophecies—Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariahdeveloped a greater capacity for visionary revelation. The extensive use of the term in nearly all the Old Testament prophets implies that visions were a normal medium for receiving the divine word. As such, the "vision" of the Old Testament prophets represents not just a visionary drama perceived by the eyes (as in Isaiah 6 , for example), but also a distinctive worldview or perception of reality that was proclaimed through the prophets. So the prophetic vision may be both a scenic, visual communication and a more general prophetic worldview. Sometimes a prophetic sermon is introduced as a burden (or "oracle, " massa, ). But even this is something that the prophet "sees, " usually using the term haza [ Habakkuk 1:1 ; NIV's "the oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received" ).
Visions are also central to the biblical literature known as apocalyptic. There are many definitions of apocalyptic and exactly what we mean by the term can only be explained in sweeping generalities. Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, and Revelation are the biblical books that exhibit the traits of apocalyptic material most clearly, though there are other passages in the Bible and other books from the ancient world that have similar features. In these books, God has revealed details of future events to a seer (human recipient), making heavy use of dreams and visions. The seer is permitted to peer into the heavens to witness scenes that determine future events, and the vision is usually explained by an angelic interpreter.
Visions play an important structural role in the Book of Ezekiel. The book is introduced as the "visions of God" (1:1). The opening chapter depicts four living creatures in human form, each accompanied by wheels within wheels. The book is structured around visions of the "glory of God" (1:28; 8:2-4; 10:18-22; 43:1-5), which portray the sacred and holy presence of God, first departing from the Holy City and then returning. The departure of the glory of God was due to the sinfulness of Israel (10:18-22), but his return was in keeping with his promises (43:1-5).
The prophecies of Zechariah contain a series of eight "night visions" (1:7-6:15). Though the interpretation of these chapters is difficult, it is clear that the visions reveal God's intention to deliver the beleaguered restoration community. The first and last visions stress the sovereignty of God, hence surrounding the others in a tenor of certainty. These visions contain an important prediction of the coming of God's servant, "the Branch" (3:8), a term that in biblical thought became synonymous with "Messiah."
As an apocalyptic book, Daniel is also a book of visions. The first six chapters are historical narratives in which the God-given ability to interpret dreams and visions plays an important role (Daniel 1:17 ). It was Daniel's vision of the night that saved Daniel and the wisemen of Babylon from the irrational Nebuchadnezzar, who had been frightened by his own bizarre dream (Daniel 2:1,19 ). Daniel was the only "wiseman" in Babylon who could interpret Nebuchadnezzar's second dream (chap. 4) and Belshazzar's encoded message on the wall (chap. 5). The second half of Daniel contains four visions of great theological importance. The visions of chapters 7,8 are related to each other. Chapter 7 is both a dream and a vision (vv. 1-2), in which the coming triumphant kingdom of God displaces the four great kingdoms of earth. The vision of chapter 8 presents more details of the experiences of God's people under the rule of the Medo-Persians and Greeks, and is interpreted by Gabriel. The third vision (Daniel 9:20-27 ) comes to Daniel as a result of his prayer. The final vision (chaps. 10-12) is about the future attempt to destroy Judaism in 169 b.c.
Besides the Book of Revelation, visions in the New Testament are concentrated in the writings of Luke. Gabriel appeared to announce the births of John (Luke 1:8-20 ) and Jesus (Luke 1:26-37 ). Ananias and Paul received visions to prepare Paul for baptism (Acts 9:10-19 ). Likewise, Peter and Cornelius received visions to prepare them for Peter's ministry among Gentiles (10:3-35). Angelic visions freed Peter from prison (12:9), called Paul to a European ministry (16:9), and encouraged Paul in his ministry at Corinth (18:9). So the visions of Luke-Acts announce God's plans for the immediate future or empower the church for the present.
The Book of Revelation is a record of prophetic visions given to John, who was exiled on the island of Patmos. The book is in the form of a letter (received address, 1:4-7, and concluding blessing, 22:21), the main body of which consists of a single, yet highly sectioned, visionary experience (1:9-22:5). The vision was revealed by a heavenly messenger, whose purpose was to point out "the things that must soon take place" (1:1; 22:6). The visions of the book reveal the struggle between God and Satan and their servants in heaven and on earth, in addition to visions of God's care for his people. John's role, as the human recipient, was to hear and see "these things" and to respond with appropriate reverence (22:8).
Throughout the Bible, visions of God and his sovereign lordship are needed in order to propagate his truth among humankind. Where prophetic vision is lacking (NIV's "revelation, " Proverbs 29:18 ), proclamation of God's will among his people ceases, and civilization itself is jeopardized.
William T. Arnold
See also Revelation, Idea of
Bibliography . R. D. Culver, TWOT, 1:274-75.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Vision
(Luke 1:22 ), a vivid apparition, not a dream (Compare Luke 24:23 ; Acts 26:19 ; 2 co 12:1 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Vision (2)
VISION.—See Dream.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Vision
In modern English, ‘vision,’ from Lat. videre, ‘to see.’ is almost synonymous with ‘sight,’ but in the older use of the word the conception is that of images presented to the more or less abnormal states of consciousness, and generally produced by supernatural agency. The latter is the sense in which the Bible uses the term. It is the distinctive function of the seer (תֹוָה and רֹאָה) to see visions, and those isolated and exalted persons are well represented by Samuel, who is the only seer known to us by his proper name. In his childhood, we are told, the vision (חָווֹן) was not widely diffused (1 Samuel 3:1). The same word for ‘vision’ is found in Proverbs 29:18 in the statement ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish,’ or ‘cast off restraint.’ Words from the same roots are frequently employed in Daniel and Ezekiel. Jeremiah warns the people against the visions of false prophets which are elaborated out of the uninspired minds of those whom God had not sent (Jeremiah 14:14; Jeremiah 23:16).
In the OT it is evident that visions, though often associated with dreams (Joel 2:28), are to be distinguished from them. Whilst dreams may be the medium for God’s revelations, by way of ‘special providences’ during sleep, visions may occur during waking moments and by the exaltation or perhaps the transcendence of the natural powers of sight. A vision is thus the ‘sight’ or perception of spiritual realities, communicated either by means of the illumination or exaltation of the natural senses or by immediate consciousness through the supersession of them. It may be said that the evolution of the prophet in the OT involves a change from the state of rapture or ecstasy to that of ethical interpretation. Some writers affirm that the imagery of the revelation is supplied, in the case of the later prophets, by their own illuminated thought, whilst the truths themselves in more abstract form were the material of the communication. Whether this be so or not it is difficult to determine, inasmuch as the cases of vision in the NT and in more recent times imply a direct presentation in a concrete or personal form, or as an image before the consciousness.
The usual words in the NT are ὄραμα and ὀπτασία, the latter probably having a less objective significance than the former. In the report given to our Lord by the two disciples on their way to Emmaus of the vision of angels seen by the women, the word ὀπτασία is used (Luke 24:23). When St. Paul referred before Agrippa to the heavenly vision he spoke of the ὀπτασία (Acts 26:19), but in the account of the actual occurrence given by St. Luke the word ὄραμα was used (Acts 9:10; Acts 9:12). That this word connotes a high degree of reality and objectivity is evidenced by the fact that it was used by our Lord when, referring to the Transfiguration, He warned His disciples to tell the vision (ὄραμα) to no man (Matthew 17:9). Peter’s vision, whilst it conveyed to him God’s revelation as to his treatment of the conscientious Gentile, was presented in a concrete form, the objectivity of which seems never to have been questioned (Acts 10). On the other hand, when he doubted the actuality of the presence of the angel (Acts 12:9), and the deliverance which had been wrought, he thought he had seen a vision (ὄραμα).
Probably no recital of visions engaged the minds of the Christians in the 1st (if the earlier date be accepted) or the 2nd cent. more than that of ‘The Shepherd of Hermas,’ in which, somewhat after the style of Dante’s Divina Commedia, teachings are presented for the instruction of the Church. The ‘Shepherd’ is the divine teacher, who imparts his lessons by means of precept and allegory, and the Church appears as an aged woman, whose features become increasingly youthful the oftener she is gazed upon.
Literature.-Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , articles ‘Vision’ and ‘Prophecy’; Shepherd of Hermas (Lightfoot [1] and other editions); F. W. H. Myers, Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death, do., 1907.
J. G. James.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Vision
An experience in the life of a person, whereby a special revelation from God was received. The revelation from God had two purposes. First, a vision was given for immediate direction, as with Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 ; Lot, Genesis 19:15 ; Balaam, Numbers 22:22-40 ; and Peter, Acts 12:7 . Second, a vision was given to develop the kingdom of God by revealing the moral and spiritual deficiencies of the people of God in light of God's requirements for maintaining a proper relationship with Him. The vision of prophets such as Isaiah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and John are representative of this aspect of revelation.
Several Greek and Hebrew terms are translated by the English word vision. In some references, the literal sense of perception with the physical organs of sight is the intended meaning of the word (Job 27:11-12 ; Proverbs 22:29 ). In 2 Samuel 7:17 ; Isaiah 22:1 ,Isaiah 22:1,22:5 ; Joel 3:1 ; and Zechariah 13:4 , the Hebrew word refers to the prophetic function of receiving and delivering the word of God by the prophet.
Vision in varying forms occurs approximately thirty times in the Book of Daniel. The term denotes the mysterious revelation of that which the prophet described as knowledge of the future. In Ezekiel, the words are used literally and metaphorically.
Among the classical prophets (Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Obadiah, etc.) the vision was the primary means of communication between God and the prophet. By this avenue, the prophets interpreted the meaning of immediate events in the history of Israel. “Vision” and “Word of Yahweh” became synonymous in these prophetic writings (see Obadiah 1:1 ). See Prophecy; Revelation; Seer.
James Newell
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Beatific Vision
The immediate knowledge the blessed in heaven have of God. Their earthly knowledge of Him, caught in the reflection of created things, has been changed to direct vision. Constituting man's perfect happiness, it is called beatific.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Vision
The supernatural representation on an object to a man when waking, as in a glass which places the visage before him. It was one of the ways in which the Almighty was pleased to reveal himself to the prophets, Is. 1: 1. Is. 21: 2.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Vision
This word hath several significations in Scripture. In the first ages of the world the Lord was pleased to manifest himself to the children of God by vision; sometimes by open revelations, at other times by dreams in the night. (Genesis 15:1 etc; Genesis 46:2.) Beside these, the books of the prophets are called visions. (Isaiah 1:1) And even in the after-ages, when Jesus had finished his redemption work, and was returned to glory, the Apostle Paul speaks of visions. (2 Corinthians 12:1, etc.)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Vision
A. Nouns.
Châzôn (חָזוֹן, Strong's #2377), “vision.” None of the 34 appearances of this word appear before First Samuel, and most of them are in the prophetic books.
Châzôn almost always signifies a means of divine revelation. First, it refers to the means itself, to a prophetic “vision” by which divine messages are communicated: “The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth” (Ezek. 12:22). Second, this word represents the message received by prophetic “vision”: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Prov. 29:18). Finally, châzôn can represent the entirety of a prophetic or prophet’s message as it is written down: “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz …” (Isa. 1:1). Thus the word inseparably related to the content of a divine communication focuses on the means by which that message is received: “And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision” (1 Sam. 3:1— the first occurrence of the word). In Isa. 29:7 this word signifies a non-prophetic dream.
Chizzâyôn (חִזָּיוֹן, Strong's #2384), “vision.” This noun, which occurs 9 times, refers to a prophetic “vision” in Joel 2:28: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” Chizzâyôn refers to divine communication in 2 Sam. 7:17 (the first biblical occurrence) and to an ordinary dream in Job 4:13.
B. Verb.
Châzâh (חָזָה, Strong's #2372), “to see, behold, select for oneself.” This verb appears 54 times and in every period of biblical Hebrew. Cognates of this word appear in Ugaritic, Aramaic, and Arabic. It means “to see or behold” in general (Prov. 22:29), “to see” in a prophetic vision (Num. 24:4), and “to select for oneself” (Exod. 18:21—the first occurrence of the word). In Lam. 2:14 the word means “to see” in relation to prophets’ vision: “Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity.…”
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Vision
the act of seeing; but, in Scripture, it generally signifies a supernatural appearance, either by dream or in reality, by which God made known his will and pleasure to those to whom it was vouchsafed, Acts 9:10 ; Acts 9:12 ; Acts 16:9 ; Acts 26:13 ; 2 Corinthians 12:1 . Thus, in the earliest times, to patriarchs, prophets, and holy men God sent angels, he appeared to them himself by night in dreams, he illuminated their minds, he made his voice to be heard by them, he sent them ecstasies, and transported them beyond themselves, and made them hear things that eye had not seen, ear had not heard, and which had not entered into the heart of man. The Lord showed himself to Moses, and spoke to him when he was at the mouth of the cave. Jesus Christ manifested himself to his Apostles, in his transfiguration upon the mount, and on several other occasions after his resurrection. God appeared to Abraham under the form of three travellers; he showed himself to Isaiah and Ezekiel, in the splendour of his glory. Vision is also used for the prophecies written by the prophets. The beatific vision denotes the act of angels and glorified spirits beholding in heaven the unveiled splendours of the Lord Jehovah, and privileged to contemplate his perfections and plans in and by himself.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Vision
1: ὅραμα (Strong's #3705 — Noun Neuter — horama — hor'-am-ah ) "that which is seen" (horao), denotes (a) "a spectacle, sight," Matthew 17:9 ; Acts 7:31 ("sight"); (b) "an appearance, vision," Acts 9:10 (ver. 12 in some mss.); 10:3,17,19; 11:5; 12:9; 16:9,10; 18:9.
2: ὅρασις (Strong's #3706 — Noun Feminine — horasis — hor'-as-is ) "sense of sight," is rendered "visions" in Acts 2:17 ; Revelation 9:17 . See LOOK , B.
3: ὀπτασία (Strong's #3701 — Noun Feminine — optasia — op-tas-ee'-ah ) (a late form of opsis, "the act of seeing"), from optano, "to see, a coming into view," denotes a "vision" in Luke 1:22 ; 24:23 ; Acts 26:19 ; 2 Corinthians 12:1 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Vision
A supernatural presentation of certain scenery or circumstances to the mind of a person either while awake or asleep, Isaiah 6:1-13 Ezekiel 1:1-28 Daniel 8:1-27 Acts 26:13 . See DREAM .
King James Dictionary - Vision
VI'SION, n. s as z. L. visio, from video, visus.
1. The act of seeing external objects actual sight. Faith here is turned into vision there.
2. The faculty of seeing sight. Vision is far more perfect and acute in some animals than in man. 3. Something imagined to be seen, though not real a phantom a specter. No dreams, but visions strange.
4. In Scripture, a revelation from God an appearance or exhibition of something supernaturally presented to the minds of the prophets, by which they were informed of future events. Such were the visions of Isaiah, of Amos, of Ezekiel, &c. 5. Something imaginary the production of fancy. 6. Any thing which is the object of sight.

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Ezekiel - His famous prophecies include his Vision of the Merkavah, a detailed description of the Third Holy Temple, and the Vision of the valley of dry bones. ...
Ezekiel, the Book of: The book of Tanach containing Ezekiel's prophecies, including his Vision of the Merkavah, a detailed description of the Third Holy Temple, and the Vision of the valley of dry bones
Yechezkel - His famous prophecies include his Vision of the Merkavah, a detailed description of the Third Holy Temple, and the Vision of the valley of dry bones. ...
Yechezkel: The book of Tanach containing Ezekiel's prophecies, including his Vision of the Merkavah, a detailed description of the Third Holy Temple, and the Vision of the valley of dry bones
Pantoscopic - ) Literally, seeing everything; - a term applied to eyeglasses or spectacles divided into two segments, the upper being designed for distant Vision, the lower for Vision of near objects
Vision - ...
Châzôn (חָזוֹן, Strong's #2377), “vision. First, it refers to the means itself, to a prophetic “vision” by which divine messages are communicated: “The days are prolonged, and every Vision faileth” ( Vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” ( Vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz …” ( Vision” (Joel 2:28: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see Visions. 22:29), “to see” in a prophetic Vision ( Vision: “Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity
Infant Jesus, Apparition of the - Representation in art associated with Saint Anthony of Padua, because of his Vision of the Infant Jesus; Saint Francis of Assisi, by reason of his Vision when receiving the stigmata; Saint Christopher as ferryman carrying the Infant Jesus
Apparition of the Infant Jesus - Representation in art associated with Saint Anthony of Padua, because of his Vision of the Infant Jesus; Saint Francis of Assisi, by reason of his Vision when receiving the stigmata; Saint Christopher as ferryman carrying the Infant Jesus
Avision - ) Vision
Vision (2) - VISION
Jerusalem - Vision of peace
Ir - Watchman; city; Vision
Tiberias - Good Vision; the navel
Reaiah - Vision of the Lord
Ahaziah - Seizure; Vision of the Lord
Ahuzam - Their taking or possessing Vision
Visionless - ) Destitute of Vision; sightless
Jahaziah - The Vision of the Lord
Areli - The light or Vision of God
Visioning - ) of Vision...
Presbyopia - A defect of Vision consequent upon advancing age. It is due to rigidity of the crystalline lens, which produces difficulty of accommodation and recession of the near point of Vision, so that objects very near the eyes can not be seen distinctly without the use of convex glasses
Peniel - Face or Vision of God; that sees God
Yeshayahu - His prophecies include the Vision of the Merkavah and many descriptions of the Messianic Era. ...
Yeshayahu: The book of Tanach containing Isaiah's prophecies, including his Vision of the Merkavah and many prophecies regarding the Messianic Era
Pseudoblepsis - ) False or depraved sight; imaginary Vision of objects
Reuben - Who sees the son; the Vision of the son
Isaiah - His prophecies include the Vision of the Merkavah and many descriptions of the Messianic Era. ...
Isaiah, the book of: The book of Tanach containing Isaiah's prophecies, including his Vision of the Merkavah and many prophecies regarding the Messianic Era
Hazo - Vision, one of the sons of Nahor (Genesis 22:22 )
Vision - First, a Vision was given for immediate direction, as with Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 ; Lot, Genesis 19:15 ; Balaam, Numbers 22:22-40 ; and Peter, Acts 12:7 . Second, a Vision was given to develop the kingdom of God by revealing the moral and spiritual deficiencies of the people of God in light of God's requirements for maintaining a proper relationship with Him. The Vision of prophets such as Isaiah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and John are representative of this aspect of revelation. ...
Several Greek and Hebrew terms are translated by the English word Vision. ...
Vision in varying forms occurs approximately thirty times in the Book of Daniel. ) the Vision was the primary means of communication between God and the prophet. “Vision” and “Word of Yahweh” became synonymous in these prophetic writings (see Obadiah 1:1 )
Clear-Seeing - ) Having a clear physical or mental Vision; having a clear understanding
Ladder - Occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's Vision (Genesis 28:12 )
Pethuel - Vision of God, the father of Joel the prophet (Joel 1:1 )
Glede - Raah, so-called from its acute Vision
Perimetry - ) The art of using the perimeter; measurement of the field of Vision
Louchettes - ) Goggles intended to rectify strabismus by permitting Vision only directly in front
ha'zo - (vision ), a son of Nahor, by Milcah his wife
Pethu'el - (vision of God ), the father of the prophet Joel
Optometer - ) An instrument for measuring the distance of distinct Vision, mainly for the selection of eveglasses
Hezion - Vision, the father of Tabrimon, and grandfather of Ben-hadad, king of Syria (1 Kings 15:18 )
Hemiopsia - ) A defect of Vision in consequence of which a person sees but half of an object looked at
Visioned - ) of Vision...
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(a. ) Having the power of seeing Visions; inspired; also, seen in Visions
Dream, Dreamer - A — 1: ὄναρ (Strong's #3677 — Noun Neuter — onar — on'-ar ) is "a Vision in sleep," in distinction from a waking Vision, Matthew 1:20 ; 2:12,13,19,22 ; 27:19 . For synonymous nouns, see Vision
Child - Representation in Christian art associated the Saints Augustine and Hilary, in the case of Saint Augustine referring to his Vision
Photics - ) The science of light; - a general term sometimes employed when optics is restricted to light as a producing Vision
Pethuel - (pih thyoo' ehl) Personal name meaning, “vision of God” or “youth of God
Sebat - (ssee' bat) Eleventh month in Babylonian calendar used to date Zechariah's Vision (Numbers 1:7 )
Shabbat chazon - "Sabbath of Vision"); the Shabbat before Tishah BeAv, so called because of the passage �Chazon� (Isaiah 1:1) read for the Haftorah ...
Vision - In modern English, ‘vision,’ from Lat. It is the distinctive function of the seer (תֹוָה and רֹאָה) to see Visions, and those isolated and exalted persons are well represented by Samuel, who is the only seer known to us by his proper name. In his childhood, we are told, the Vision (חָווֹן) was not widely diffused (1 Samuel 3:1). The same word for ‘vision’ is found in Proverbs 29:18 in the statement ‘Where there is no Vision, the people perish,’ or ‘cast off restraint. Jeremiah warns the people against the Visions of false prophets which are elaborated out of the uninspired minds of those whom God had not sent (Jeremiah 14:14; Jeremiah 23:16). ...
In the OT it is evident that Visions, though often associated with dreams (Joel 2:28), are to be distinguished from them. Whilst dreams may be the medium for God’s revelations, by way of ‘special providences’ during sleep, Visions may occur during waking moments and by the exaltation or perhaps the transcendence of the natural powers of sight. A Vision is thus the ‘sight’ or perception of spiritual realities, communicated either by means of the illumination or exaltation of the natural senses or by immediate consciousness through the supersession of them. Whether this be so or not it is difficult to determine, inasmuch as the cases of Vision in the NT and in more recent times imply a direct presentation in a concrete or personal form, or as an image before the consciousness. In the report given to our Lord by the two disciples on their way to Emmaus of the Vision of angels seen by the women, the word ὀπτασία is used (Luke 24:23). Paul referred before Agrippa to the heavenly Vision he spoke of the ὀπτασία (Acts 26:19), but in the account of the actual occurrence given by St. That this word connotes a high degree of reality and objectivity is evidenced by the fact that it was used by our Lord when, referring to the Transfiguration, He warned His disciples to tell the Vision (ὄραμα) to no man (Matthew 17:9). Peter’s Vision, whilst it conveyed to him God’s revelation as to his treatment of the conscientious Gentile, was presented in a concrete form, the objectivity of which seems never to have been questioned (Acts 10). On the other hand, when he doubted the actuality of the presence of the angel (Acts 12:9), and the deliverance which had been wrought, he thought he had seen a Vision (ὄραμα). ...
Probably no recital of Visions engaged the minds of the Christians in the 1st (if the earlier date be accepted) or the 2nd cent. -Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , articles ‘Vision’ and ‘Prophecy’; Shepherd of Hermas (Lightfoot [1] and other editions); F
Dichromic - ) Furnishing or giving two colors; - said of defective Vision, in which all the compound colors are resolvable into two elements instead of three
Beryl - The stones decorated the high priest's breastplate (Exodus 28:20 ), the king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:13 ), the man in Daniel's Vision (Daniel 10:6 ), and the eighth foundation of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:20 ). The ornamentation on the wheels of Ezekiel's opening Vision were colored like beryl (Ezekiel 1:16 )
Dioptrical - ) Of or pertaining to dioptrics; assisting Vision by means of the refraction of light; refractive; as, the dioptric system; a dioptric glass or telescope
Asquint - ) With the eye directed to one side; not in the straight line of Vision; obliquely; awry, so as to see distortedly; as, to look asquint
Scotomy - ) Obscuration of the field of Vision due to the appearance of a dark spot before the eye
Optometry - ) Measurement of the range of Vision, esp. ) "The employment of any means, other than the use of drugs, for the measurement of the powers of Vision and adaptation of lenses for the aid thereof
el-Bethel - God of Bethel, the name of the place where Jacob had the Vision of the ladder, and where he erected an altar (Genesis 31:13 ; 35:7 )
Opsiometer - ) An instrument for measuring the limits of distincts Vision in different individuals, and thus determiming the proper focal length of a lens for correcting imperfect sight
Order, Seraphic - Name applied to the Franciscan Order, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, the Seraphic Father, so called because of a Vision in which a seraph appeared to him
Seraphic Order - Name applied to the Franciscan Order, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, the Seraphic Father, so called because of a Vision in which a seraph appeared to him
Dimness - ) Dullness, or want of clearness, of Vision or of intellectual perception
Jacob - ) A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a Vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen
Kenning - ) The limit of Vision at sea, being a distance of about twenty miles
Jehovah-Shammah - Jehovah is there, the symbolical title given by Ezekiel to Jerusalem, which was seen by him in Vision (Ezekiel 48:35 )
Ancient of Days - An expression applied to Jehovah three times in the Vision of (Daniel 7:9,13,22 ) in the sense of eternal
Optics - ) That branch of physical science which treats of the nature and properties of light, the laws of its modification by opaque and transparent bodies, and the phenomena of Vision
Monocular - ) Having only one eye; with one eye only; as, monocular Vision
Dim - ) Of obscure Vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. ) To deprive of distinct Vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of
el-Bethel - The name which Jacob is said to have given to the scene of his Vision on his way back from Paddau-aram, Genesis 35:7 (P Perimeter - ) An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of Vision
Lydia - A woman of Thyatira, for whose conversion Paul was called by a Vision to preach at Philippi
Revery - ) An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a Vision
Second-Sight - such as are of a disastrous kind; the capacity of a seer; prophetic Vision
Loco Disease - A chronic nervous affection of cattle, horses, and sheep, caused by eating the loco weed and characterized by a slow, measured gait, high step, glassy eyes with defective Vision, delirium, and gradual emaciation
Jealousy, Image of - An idolatrous object, seen in Vision by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 8:3,5 ), which stood in the priests' or inner court of the temple
Vision - Vision...
1. In its earlier form the Vision is closely associated with belief in dreams (wh. The two words are repeatedly used of the same experience, the dream being rather the form , the Vision the substance ( e. The common phrase ‘visions of the night’ embodies the same conception ( Galatians 1:11-17 , Job 4:13 , Genesis 46:2 ; cf. But in the later OT books neither ecstasy nor the objective Vision, with its disclosure in cryptic symbolism of future happenings (Daniel), or of the nature and purposes of God (Ezekiel, Zechariah), has a place in the normal line of development of man’s conception of the methods of Divine revelation. The earlier prophets had already attained to the idea of Vision as inspired insight, of revelation as an inward and ethical word of God ( Isaiah 1:1 ; Isaiah 2:1 etc. In Isaiah 22:1 ; Isaiah 22:5 gç’ hizzâyôn ‘ valley of Vision ’ (EV Hawkweed - ) A plant of the genus Hieracium; - so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their Vision
Astigmatism - ) A defect of the eye or of a lens, in consequence of which the rays derived from one point are not brought to a single focal point, thus causing imperfect images or indistinctness of Vision
Beatific Vision - Their earthly knowledge of Him, caught in the reflection of created things, has been changed to direct Vision
he'Zion - (vision ), a king of Aram (Syria), father of Tabrimon and grandfather of Ben-hadad I
Blur - ) A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of Vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur. ) To cause imperfection of Vision in; to dim; to darken
Vision - 1: ὅραμα (Strong's #3705 — Noun Neuter — horama — hor'-am-ah ) "that which is seen" (horao), denotes (a) "a spectacle, sight," Matthew 17:9 ; Acts 7:31 ("sight"); (b) "an appearance, Vision," Acts 9:10 (ver. ...
2: ὅρασις (Strong's #3706 — Noun Feminine — horasis — hor'-as-is ) "sense of sight," is rendered "visions" in Acts 2:17 ; Revelation 9:17 . ...
3: ὀπτασία (Strong's #3701 — Noun Feminine — optasia — op-tas-ee'-ah ) (a late form of opsis, "the act of seeing"), from optano, "to see, a coming into view," denotes a "vision" in Luke 1:22 ; 24:23 ; Acts 26:19 ; 2 Corinthians 12:1
Vision - Faith here is turned into Vision there. Vision is far more perfect and acute in some animals than in man. No dreams, but Visions strange. Such were the Visions of Isaiah, of Amos, of Ezekiel, &c
Berothah - ” Northern border town in Ezekiel's Vision of restored Promised Land (Ezekiel 47:16 )
Evident - ) Clear to the Vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident
Reuben - His name is derived from Rahah, to see—and Ben, son; so that the compound may be, the son of Vision
Juliana of Norwich - She is known as author or recipient of the Vision contained in the Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, the most perfect fruit of later medieval mysticism in England
Julian of Norwich - She is known as author or recipient of the Vision contained in the Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, the most perfect fruit of later medieval mysticism in England
Chromatrope - ) An instrument for exhibiting certain chromatic effects of light (depending upon the persistence of Vision and mixture of colors) by means of rapidly rotating disks variously colored
Norwich, Juliana of - She is known as author or recipient of the Vision contained in the Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, the most perfect fruit of later medieval mysticism in England
Norwich, Julian of - She is known as author or recipient of the Vision contained in the Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, the most perfect fruit of later medieval mysticism in England
Vision(s) - Visions occur frequently in the Bible as instruments of supernatural revelation. ...
The terms used to designate Visions in both Testaments have to do with seeing or perceiving. The Old Testament terms for Vision (the Hebrew verbs raa and haza and their several noun derivatives) mean simply to look at or to see. In the New Testament, horao [1] is one of the Greek verbs for see, observe, or perceive, but its related noun (horama [2]) is the common term for "vision. "...
Revelatory Visions portray scenery or dramatic circumstances to the human recipient while the human is awake. The distinction between a Vision and a dream has to do with whether the human is awake or asleep; the result is the same. The prophetic use of dreams and Visions is summarized in the Lord's dramatic defense of Moses in the face of Aaron and Miriam's revolt: "When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in Visions, I speak to him in dreams" (Numbers 12:6 ). ...
Visions are most frequently found in the prophetic portions of the Old Testament. A prophetic work could be titled as a Vision (Isaiah 1:1 ; Nahum 1:1 ), and certain prophecies—Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariahdeveloped a greater capacity for Visionary revelation. The extensive use of the term in nearly all the Old Testament prophets implies that Visions were a normal medium for receiving the divine word. As such, the "vision" of the Old Testament prophets represents not just a Visionary drama perceived by the eyes (as in Isaiah 6 , for example), but also a distinctive worldview or perception of reality that was proclaimed through the prophets. So the prophetic Vision may be both a scenic, visual communication and a more general prophetic worldview. ...
Visions are also central to the biblical literature known as apocalyptic. In these books, God has revealed details of future events to a seer (human recipient), making heavy use of dreams and Visions. The seer is permitted to peer into the heavens to witness scenes that determine future events, and the Vision is usually explained by an angelic interpreter. ...
Visions play an important structural role in the Book of Ezekiel. The book is introduced as the "visions of God" (1:1). The book is structured around Visions of the "glory of God" (1:28; 8:2-4; 10:18-22; 43:1-5), which portray the sacred and holy presence of God, first departing from the Holy City and then returning. ...
The prophecies of Zechariah contain a series of eight "night Visions" (1:7-6:15). Though the interpretation of these chapters is difficult, it is clear that the Visions reveal God's intention to deliver the beleaguered restoration community. The first and last Visions stress the sovereignty of God, hence surrounding the others in a tenor of certainty. These Visions contain an important prediction of the coming of God's servant, "the Branch" (3:8), a term that in biblical thought became synonymous with "Messiah. "...
As an apocalyptic book, Daniel is also a book of Visions. The first six chapters are historical narratives in which the God-given ability to interpret dreams and Visions plays an important role (Daniel 1:17 ). It was Daniel's Vision of the night that saved Daniel and the wisemen of Babylon from the irrational Nebuchadnezzar, who had been frightened by his own bizarre dream (Daniel 2:1,19 ). The second half of Daniel contains four Visions of great theological importance. The Visions of chapters 7,8 are related to each other. Chapter 7 is both a dream and a Vision (vv. The Vision of chapter 8 presents more details of the experiences of God's people under the rule of the Medo-Persians and Greeks, and is interpreted by Gabriel. The third Vision (Daniel 9:20-27 ) comes to Daniel as a result of his prayer. The final Vision (chaps. ...
Besides the Book of Revelation, Visions in the New Testament are concentrated in the writings of Luke. Ananias and Paul received Visions to prepare Paul for baptism (Acts 9:10-19 ). Likewise, Peter and Cornelius received Visions to prepare them for Peter's ministry among Gentiles (10:3-35). Angelic Visions freed Peter from prison (12:9), called Paul to a European ministry (16:9), and encouraged Paul in his ministry at Corinth (18:9). So the Visions of Luke-Acts announce God's plans for the immediate future or empower the church for the present. ...
The Book of Revelation is a record of prophetic Visions given to John, who was exiled on the island of Patmos. The book is in the form of a letter (received address, 1:4-7, and concluding blessing, 22:21), the main body of which consists of a single, yet highly sectioned, Visionary experience (1:9-22:5). The Vision was revealed by a heavenly messenger, whose purpose was to point out "the things that must soon take place" (1:1; 22:6). The Visions of the book reveal the struggle between God and Satan and their servants in heaven and on earth, in addition to Visions of God's care for his people. ...
Throughout the Bible, Visions of God and his sovereign lordship are needed in order to propagate his truth among humankind. Where prophetic Vision is lacking (NIV's "revelation, " Proverbs 29:18 ), proclamation of God's will among his people ceases, and civilization itself is jeopardized
Imagery, Chamber of - The picture of the representatives of Israel worshiping idols within the Jerusalem Temple in Ezekiel's Vision (Ezekiel 8:3 ) symbolizes the people's unfaithfulness to God
Binocular - ) Pertaining to both eyes; employing both eyes at once; as, binocular Vision
Tetramorph - The representations of it are evidently suggested by the Vision of Ezekiel (ch
Wraith - ) An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a specter; a Vision; an unreal image
North Gate - Designation of two gates in Ezekiel's Vision of the renewed Temple, a gate entering the outer court (Ezekiel 8:14 ; Ezekiel 44:4 ; Ezekiel 46:9 ; Ezekiel 47:2 ) and a gate entering the inner court (Ezekiel 40:35 ,Ezekiel 40:35,40:40 ,Ezekiel 40:40,40:44 )
Abraham's Bosom - Expression used by Luke to indicate the abode of the righteous dead before their admission to the Beatific Vision after the death of the Saviour; the Fathers of the Church often use it to mean heaven
Jehovah-Shamma - The Jerusalem of Ezekiel's Vision was known by this name
Sheet - Such a cloth held all the clean and unclean animals in the Vision that taught Peter that God loved and offered salvation to people who were not Jews (Acts 10:11 ; Acts 11:5 )
Confuse - ) To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's Vision
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - The Vision of God enthroned upon the Cherubim is described in the Apocalypse 4,5
Four Horses of the Apocalypse - The Vision of God enthroned upon the Cherubim is described in the Apocalypse 4,5
Apocalypse, Four Horsemen of the - The Vision of God enthroned upon the Cherubim is described in the Apocalypse 4,5
Apocalypse, Four Horses of the - The Vision of God enthroned upon the Cherubim is described in the Apocalypse 4,5
Optical - ) Of or pertaining to Vision or sight
Chambers of Imagery - The Vision is not of an actual scene, but an ideal pictorial representation of the Egyptian idolatries into which the covenant people had relapsed; having light enough to be ashamed of their idolatries, and therefore practicing them in secret, but not decision enough to renounce them, casting away their superstitious fears and self willed devices to allay them. Their own perverse imaginations answer to the priests' chambers in the Vision, whereon the pictures were portrayed
Pervious - ) Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental Vision
Gabriel - He was sent to the prophet Daniel to explain his Vision; also to Zacharias, to announce to him the future birth of John the Baptist, Daniel 8:16 9:21 Luke 1:11,19
Dimness - Obscurity of Vision imperfect sight as the dimness of a view
Finder - ) A slide ruled in squares, so as to assist in locating particular points in the field of Vision
Discernment - ) The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental Vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment
Outlook - ) The view obtained by one looking out; scope of Vision; prospect; sight; appearance
Gabriel - At an earlier period he was sent to Daniel to unfold a Vision
Trance - 1, denotes "a trance" in Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17 , a condition in which ordinary consciousness and the perception of natural circumstances were withheld, and the soul was susceptible only to the Vision imparted by God
Dream - ) The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping Vision. ) To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping Visions; - often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend. ) To have a dream of; to see, or have a Vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; - often followed by an objective clause. ) To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a Visionary notion or idea; to imagine. ) A Visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; - in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth
Filippo Lippi - Two of his first works are "The Vision of Saint Bernard" (National Gallery, London) and "The Death of Saint Stephen" in the cathedral of Prato. His masterpiece is "The Vision of Saint Bernard" (Badia, Florence)
Lippi, Fra Filippo - Two of his first works are "The Vision of Saint Bernard" (National Gallery, London) and "The Death of Saint Stephen" in the cathedral of Prato. His masterpiece is "The Vision of Saint Bernard" (Badia, Florence)
Cornelius - A devout centurion of Caesarea, to whom God spoke in a Vision, and to whom He sent Peter, who preached the gospel to him and to those he had invited
Ark - 3:20; (b) the "ark" of the Covenant in the Tabernacle, Hebrews 9:4 ; (c) the "ark" seen in Vision in the Heavenly Temple, Revelation 11:19
Kinetoscope - The observer sees each picture, momentarily, through a slit in a revolving disk, and these glimpses, blended by persistence of Vision, give the impression of continuous motion
Hiddekel - The river Tigris, mentioned as the third river of Paradise ( Genesis 2:14 ), and as ‘the great river’ by the side of which Daniel had his Vision ( Daniel 10:4 )
Evidently - Acts 10:3 ‘He saw in a Vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day’; Galatians 3:1 ‘before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth
Beatitude of Heaven - Essentially it consists in the Beatific Vision
Mist - That which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts Vision
Darken - ) To render dim; to deprive of Vision
Philippi - A city of Macedon, rendered memorable from Paul the apostle having preached the gospel to the people there by the direction of a Vision, and having sent that blessed Epistle there which we have still preserved in the New Testament, and made so truly blessed to the church
Ninth - ) in Matthew 20:5 ; 27:45,46 ; Mark 15:33,34 ; Luke 23:44 ; Acts 3:1 ; 10:3,30 ; (b) to "the topaz" as the "ninth" foundation of the city wall in the symbolic Vision in Revelation 21 ( Revelation 21:20 )
Zechariah, Book of - Those chapters are written in the form of eight Visions, with two messages of exhortation. This message served to validate prophecy, after which Zechariah related his Visions. The first three Visions predict prosperity for Judah and Jerusalem. In the second Vision ( Zechariah 1:18-21 ), four smiths (agents of God's deliverance) overcome four horns (symbols of the nations that ruled over Jerusalem). In the third Vision a man measures Jerusalem, only to find that it is too small to accommodate all those God would return to live there in glory. The Visions conclude with a call to Exiles to return home from Babylon. ...
The last five Visions deal with purification. In Vision four (Zechariah 3:1-10 ) the high priest Joshua is symbolically cleansed for his work. The fifth Vision (Zechariah 4:1-14 ) pictures God as a lampstand with two olive trees standing beside Him: Joshua and Zerubbabel. Vision six (Zechariah 5:1-4 ) involves a scroll flying through the air. (Was theft an especially acute problem in the poor, reduced state of Judah after the Exile?) In the seventh Vision (Zechariah 5:5-11 ), Zechariah saw an ephah, in this case a container with a heavy, lead cover. In the last Vision (Zechariah 6:1-8 ), four charioteers head out in all directions to patrol the earth (and presumably to punish evil). Zechariah 14:1 envisions the Mount of Olives splitting in two, with fresh water (representing the blessings of God) flowing east and west watering the world. Vision One: God's election mercy for His people replaces His anger (Zechariah 1:7-17 ). Vision Two: God punishes those who oppress His people (Zechariah 1:18-21 ). Vision Three: God's glorious presence will restore, protect, and expand His people (Zechariah 2:1-13 ). Vision Four: God wants to forgive and purify His people and their leaders (Zechariah 3:1-10 ). Vision Five: God exercise His sovereign rule through His Spirit and His messianic leaders (Zechariah 4:1-14 ). Vision Six: God condemns stealing and lying (Zechariah 5:1-4 ). Vision Seven: God removes the wickedness of His people (Zechariah 5:5-11 ). Vision Eight: The universal God defeats the enemies of His people (Zechariah 6:1-8 )
Ladder - The angels ascending and descending in Jacob's Vision point to God's presence with Jacob (Genesis 28:12 )
Lattice - Song of Solomon 2:9 (c) It may be that this indicates an obscured Vision of the Lord
Gehazi - Gehazi (ge-hâ'zî), valley of Vision
Lens - ) A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with two opposite regular surfaces, either both curved, or one curved and the other plane, and commonly used, either singly or combined, in optical instruments, for changing the direction of rays of light, and thus magnifying objects, or otherwise modifying Vision
Trance - Acts 10:10, Peter in trance received the Vision abolishing distinctions of clean and unclean, preparing him for the mission to the Gentile Cornelius (Acts 22:17-21). Concentration of mind, Vision, and hearing on one object produces it. ...
Muslim's Visions and journey through the heavens were perhaps of this kind; so devotees' "ecstasies of adoration. " His finding exactly three men, and at that very time, waiting for him below to go to Cornelius who had also beheld a distinct Vision, could only be by divine interposition. The English "trance" comes through French from the Latin transitus, at first "passing away from life," then the dream Vision state, in which the soul is temporarily transported out of the body and abstracted from present things into the unseen world
Dappled - The variegated grey color of the horses in the Vision in Zechariah 6:3 ,Zechariah 6:3,6:6
Sixth - 1: ἕκτος (Strong's #1623 — Adjective — hektos — hek'-tos ) is used (a) of a month, Luke 1:26,36 ; (b) an hour, Matthew 20:5 ; 27:45 and parallel passages; John 4:6 ; (c) an angel, Revelation 9:13,14 ; 16:12 ; (d) a seal of a roll, in Vision, Revelation 6:12 ; (e) of the "sixth" precious stone, the sardius, in the foundations of the wall of the heavenly Jerusalem, Revelation 21:20
el-Bethel - ” Either Bethel or place in or near Bethel, where Jacob built an altar to God as memorial to his previous visit to Bethel, when he had seen a Vision of God (Genesis 35:7 ; compare Genesis 28:10-19 )
Planks - The “thick planks upon the face of the porch” in Ezekiel's Vision of the renewed Temple ( Ezekiel 41:25 KJV) likely refers to some type of canopy (NRSV; overhang, NIV; covering, TEV; cornice, REB) or to a threshold (NAS)
Pelatiah - One seen in a Vision by Ezekiel, described as son of Benaiah, and who devised mischief and gave wicked counsel in the city, He died when Ezekiel prophesied
Tooth, Teeth - in Matthew 5:38 (twice); elsewhere in the plural, of "the gnashing of teeth," the gnashing being expressive of anguish and indignation, Matthew 8:12 ; 13:42,50 ; 22:13 ; 24:51 ; 25:30 ; Mark 9:18 ; Luke 13:28 ; Acts 7:54 ; in Revelation 9:8 , of the beings seen in a Vision and described as locusts
Trance - Dreams, Vision
Marriage, Mystical - Taken in a wide sense it consists in a Vision in which Christ tells the soul that He takes it for His bride; in a restricted sense, according to Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross it designates that mystical union with God which is the most exalted condition attainable by the soul in this life
Mystical Marriage - Taken in a wide sense it consists in a Vision in which Christ tells the soul that He takes it for His bride; in a restricted sense, according to Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross it designates that mystical union with God which is the most exalted condition attainable by the soul in this life
Micaiah - He delivered his warning in the form of a remarkable Vision, in which the weighty lesson is conveyed that God blinds judicially those who have shut their eyes and ears to his monitions, letting them be deceived by lying spirits
Disobedient - I was not disobedient to the heavenly Vision
Eunan, Saint - He is the author of a biography of Saint Columba and "Adamnan's Vision
Adamnan, Saint - He is the author of a biography of Saint Columba and "Adamnan's Vision
Kite, - It is only distinguished in scripture for its keenness of Vision, but this characteristic would apply to many different birds
Moving Picture - A series of pictures, usually photographs taken with a special machine, presented to the eye in very rapid succession, with some or all of the objects in the picture represented in slightly changed positions, producing, by persistence of Vision, the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move in some manner, as that of some original scene
Mist - ) Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts Vision
Rainbow - The bow is colored by the division of sunlight into its primary colors. While having a Vision, Ezekiel compared the brightness of the glory of God with the colors of the rainbow (Genesis 1:28 ). The Book of Revelation records John's Vision of the throne of Christ as surrounded by the rainbow, “in sight like unto an emerald
Lourdes, France - "I am the Immaculate Conception" were the words of the Vision. After examination on the part of the ecclesiastical authorities the devotion to Our Lady under the title of Notre Dame de Lourdes was authorized and a feast instituted on February 11, the date of the first Vision
Hezion - (hee' zih ahn) Personal name meaning, “vision
Sleep - God causes state called “deep sleep,” sometimes for revelation (Genesis 2:21 ; Genesis 15:12 ; Job 4:13 ), and sometimes to prevent prophetic Vision (Isaiah 29:10 ; compare 1 Samuel 26:12 )
Caedmon - According to Saint Bede, he was attached as a laborer to the double monastery of Whitby founded by Saint Hilda, 657, and was commanded in a Vision to glorify God in hymns
Cedmon - According to Saint Bede, he was attached as a laborer to the double monastery of Whitby founded by Saint Hilda, 657, and was commanded in a Vision to glorify God in hymns
Luz - Here Jacob halted, and had a prophetic Vision
Bowl - The reservoir for oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's Vision of the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zechariah 4:2,3 ); so also are the vessels used for libations (Exodus 25:29 ; 37:16 )
Trance - " Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17 , ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the Vision", (Compare 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 )
Gabriel - Champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to (Daniel 8:16 ) to explain the Vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Daniel 9:21-27 )
Wing - 1: πτέρυξ (Strong's #4420 — Noun Feminine — pterux — pter'-oox ) is used of birds, Matthew 23:37 ; Luke 13:34 ; symbolically in Revelation 12:14 , RV, "the two wings of the great eagle" (AV, "two wings of a great eagle"), suggesting the definiteness of the action, the "wings" indicating rapidity and protection, an allusion, perhaps, to Exodus 19:4 ; Deuteronomy 32:11,12 ; of the "living creatures" in a Vision, Revelation 4:8 ; 9:9
Bethel - It was the scene of the Vision of Jacob's Ladder and a sacred place under the Judges where the Israelites "consulted God" (Judges 21), and where the Ark of the Covenant was probably kept for a time
Haze - ) Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes Vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness
Ulai - River flowing near to the city of Shushan where Daniel saw himself in a Vision
Leopard - 1: πάρδαλις (Strong's #3917 — Noun Feminine — pardalis — par'-dal-is ) denotes "a leopard or a panther," an animal characterized by swiftness of movement and sudden spring, in Daniel 7:6 symbolic of the activities of Alexander the Great, and the formation of the Grecian kingdom, the third seen in the Vision there recorded
Luz - The Canaanite name for the place in which Jacob rested and had a prophetic Vision, and afterward the city of Bethel; now Beitin
Geha'zi - (valley of Vision ), the servant or boy of Elisha
Sight - ) The power of seeing; the faculty of Vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes. ) The state of admitting unobstructed Vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of Vision extends; as, an object within sight
Cornelius - ...
A Vision to Cornelius desiring him to send to Joppa for Peter, and a Vision to Peter on the morrow, just as Cornelius' messengers, two household servants and "a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually" (for he followed David's rule, Psalms 101:6), were drawing nigh the city, instructing him to regard as clean those whom "God had cleansed," though heretofore ceremonially "unclean," and desiring him to go with Cornelius' messengers "doubting nothing," prepared the way. Whatever uncertainty there might be of the miraculous nature of either Vision by itself, there can be none of the two mutually supporting each other. An undesigned coincidence (a mark of truth) is to be observed in comparing "four days ago," Acts 10:30, with Acts 10:9; Acts 10:23-24, front which it incidentally comes out that four days in all intervened between Cornelius' Vision and Peter's arrival, two days in going to Joppa and two in returning, just as Cornelius states
Domine Quo Vadis - A church situated on the Appian Way near Rome, on the traditional spot where, according to Saint Ambrose, Saint Peter was vouchsafed a Vision of Christ
Uphaz - We read of the gold of Upham, perhaps the same as Opher: the certain man, Daniel saw in a Vision, had his loins apparently girded with it
Gabriel - ” The heavenly messenger who interpreted to Daniel the meaning of the Vision of the ram and the goat
Promises - If the Vision tarry, wait for it till it come, and the appointed time shall surely bring it
Jaazaniah - Son of Shaphan, who appeared in Ezekiel’s Vision as ringleader of seventy of the elders of Israel in the practice of secret idolatry at Jerusalem ( Ezekiel 8:11 )
Revelation - An extraordinary and supernatural disclosure made by God, whether by dream, Vision, ecstasy, or otherwise, of truths beyond man's unaided power to discover. Paul, alluding to his Visions and revelations, 2 Corinthians 12:1,7 , speaks of them in the third person, out of modesty; and declares that he could not tell whether he was in the body or out of the body
ba'ca - (weeping ), The Valley of, A valley in Palestine, through which the exiled Psalmist sees in Vision the pilgrims passing in their march towards the sanctuary of Jehovah at Zion
Hethlon - (hehth' lahn) Place name of unknown meaning on the northern border of Israel's Promised Land, according to Ezekiel's Vision (Ezekiel 47:15 )
Headstone - Zerubbabel's Vision of a capstone quarried from the mountaintop was interpreted as an assurance that he would see the Temple completed (Zechariah 4:8-9 )
Cinematograph - ) A machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, moved rapidly (25 to 50 a second) and intermittently before an objective lens, and producing by persistence of Vision the illusion of continuous motion; a moving-picture machine; also, any of several other machines or devices producing moving pictorial effects
Beer-Lahairoi - Hagar interpreted this as a Vision of the living God and named the well where she was, Beer-lahairoi (Genesis 16:14 )
Vision - In the first ages of the world the Lord was pleased to manifest himself to the children of God by Vision; sometimes by open revelations, at other times by dreams in the night. ) Beside these, the books of the prophets are called Visions. (Isaiah 1:1) And even in the after-ages, when Jesus had finished his redemption work, and was returned to glory, the Apostle Paul speaks of Visions
Trance - It is rendered 'trance' when Peter had the Vision of the sheet let down from heaven; and when Paul in the temple saw the Lord and heard Him speak to him
Ulai - Ulai (û'lâi or û'la-î), strong water? A river of Susiana, on whose banks Daniel saw his Vision of the ram and he-goat
Ladder - The comforting Vision of the heavenly ladder shown to the fugitive Jacob, assured him of the omnipresent providence of God, and of his communication of all needed good to his people in the desert of this world, Hebrews 1:14
Jop'pa, - Peter had his Vision of tolerance
West - He recognized that the final stage of imperviousness and impotence had been reached, and that the Kingdom of Heaven required the removal of both teachers and teaching and a re-baptism of religious Vision and thought (Matthew 23:36-39, Mark 8:12, John 4:21). The same truth is suggested in the Vision of the New Jerusalem as the city with an equal number of open gates on its four sides (Revelation 21:13)
Vision - Vision is also used for the prophecies written by the prophets. The beatific Vision denotes the act of angels and glorified spirits beholding in heaven the unveiled splendours of the Lord Jehovah, and privileged to contemplate his perfections and plans in and by himself
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of Vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in Vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental Vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Eye - ) The faculty of seeing; power or range of Vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque. ) The organ of sight or Vision. ) The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of Vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence
Dark - A dark atmosphere is one which prevents Vision. To make dim to deprive of Vision. To deprive of intellectual Vision to render ignorant or stupid
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of Vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in Vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental Vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Benizi, Philip, Saint - Obeying a Vision of the Blessed Virgin, he entered the Servite Order, 1253, and was elected superior general, 1267
Pain - ...
Pain of loss results:
in Hell, from the eternal loss of God, whose possession alone in the Beatific Vision can completely satisfy the desire of intelligent beings for happiness
in Purgatory, from the temporary deprivation of Him, whom the soul realizes to be the source of all happiness
in Limbo there will be no subjective pain of loss (not an article of faith, but the opinion of Saint Thomas
Pain of sense principally consists in the torment of fire
Gehazi - Valley of Vision, Elisha's trusted servant (2 Kings 4:31 ; 5:25 ; 8:4,5 )
Lattice - According to one interpretation, in Ezekiel's Temple Vision the windows were latticed (Ezekiel 41:16 ,Ezekiel 41:16,41:26 , NAS)
Censer - The heavenly worship also involved censers and incense, according to John's Vision (Revelation 8:3-5 )
Kitchens - Ezekiel's Vision of the Temple included four small courts at the corners of the Court of the Gentiles where the sacrifices that the common people were permitted to eat were boiled (Ezekiel 46:24 )
Thessalonia - Here Paul preached the gospel, being called to it by a Vision
Jaazaniah - Son of Shaphan, and leader of the seventy elders who were seen in a Vision by Ezekiel offering incense to idols
Seven Churches - There were seven assemblies in Asia, to which the Vision of the Son of Man, inspecting the candlesticks, was to be communicated, and to each of which a separate address was given
Enlighten - To quicken in the faculty of Vision to enable to see more clearly
Gabriel - The angel who was sent to Daniel to explain the Vision he had seen of the ram and the he-goat, and to reveal to him the prophecy of the Seventy Weeks
Visions - By means of Visions God often vouchsafed to make known His will. When Samuel was a child, before the word of Jehovah was revealed to him, for a time 'there was no open Vision. In the future when the Spirit will be poured out, Israel's sons and daughters will prophesy; the old men will dream dreams, and the young men will see Visions. The book of Revelation is a series of Visions
Telescopical - ) Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic Vision
Troas - Paul was at Troas, when he had the Vision of the Macedonian inviting him to come and preach in that kingdom, Acts 16:8
Ulai - Or Euleus, a river which ran by the city Shushan, in Persia, on the bank of which Daniel had a famous Vision, Daniel 8:2,16
Dura, Plain of - A curious Talmudic legend makes this plain the scene of Ezekiel’s Vision ( Ezekiel 37:1-14 ), which it regards as an actual event ( Sanh
Vanish - To disappear to pass beyond the limit of Vision as, a ship vanishes from the sight of spectators on land
Gog - The Vision respecting Gog and Magog in the Apocalypse (Revelation 20:8 ) is in substance a reannouncement of this prophecy of Ezekiel. In both cases alike the Vision describes the final workings of the world's evil and its results in connection with the kingdom of God, only the starting-point is placed further in advance in the one case than in the other
Baal-Zebub - (See 2 Kings 1:2-3) How very sadly this weak prince answered to his name! The man that was called Ahaziah should have had better views of the Lord, Achaz and Jah, meant, Vision of the Lord. Whereas, his was a Vision of folly! The Egyptians, it should seem, as well as the being near neighbours, paid divine to this contemptible idol
East Gate - In a Vision, Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord depart through the East Gate before the destruction of the city (Ezekiel 10:19 ). His Vision of the new Temple included the return of God's glory through the same gate (Ezekiel 43:1-2 )
Observation - We apply the word to simple Vision, as when one says, a spot on the sun's disk did not fall under his observation or to the notice or cognizance of the mind, as when one says, the distinction made by the orator escaped his observation. When however it expresses Vision, it often represents a more fixed or particular view than a mere transient sight as an astronomical observation
White - A — 1: λευκός (Strong's #3022 — Adjective — leukos — lyoo-kos' ) is used of (a) clothing (sometimes in the sense of "bright"), Matthew 17:2 ; 28:3 ; Mark 9:3 ; 16:5 ; Luke 9:29 ; John 20:12 ; Acts 1:10 ; symbolically, Revelation 3:4,5,18 ; 4:4 ; 6:11 ; 7:9,13 ; 19:14 (2nd part); (b) hair, Matthew 5:36 ; Christ's head and hair (in a Vision; cp. Daniel 7:9 ), Revelation 1:14 (twice); ripened grain, John 4:35 ; a stone, Revelation 2:17 , an expression of the Lord's special delight in the overcomer, the new name on it being indicative of a secret communication of love and joy; a horse (in a Vision), Revelation 6:2 ; 19:11,14 (1st part); a cloud, Revelation 14:14 ; the throne of God, Revelation 20:11
Blindness (2) - ’ To the clear moral Vision of Jesus the attitude implied in this objection showed a radical depravity of nature, an inability to discriminate between fundamental ethical distinctions. ...
This leads us to a predominant feature of the teaching of Jesus—His presentation of the gospel as Vision. Light to those who see is its own evidence, and Jesus, therefore, in making this claim can desire no recognition other than that spontaneously made by the soul when purged from the sinful passions that obscure or deflect its Vision. To secure effective Vision there must be not only light, but also a healthy visual organ. Blindness may arise from the absence of light, from mere functional derangement of the organ of Vision, or from some fatal organic defect in the organ. This presentation of Jesus as Light appealing to the organ of spiritual Vision and vindicating empirically His unique Divinity dominates the whole of the Fourth Gospel. Where the faculty of sight is impaired, or destroyed, however clearly the light may shine, there is no Vision. ’ The phrase implies that there never can be such radical defect of Vision without personal guilt in the person so affected. Inasmuch as Jesus is the true Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, there is in human nature, as such, the capacity of spiritual Vision; but this capacity, either by disuse or perversity, may be so radically corrupted as to be impervious to the light
Seraphim - In his inaugural Vision, Isaiah sees these supernatural creatures grouped about Jehovah’s throne in His heavenly palace. In the prophet’s Vision they have human voices and hands (v. The seraphim may be traced in the Imagery and symbolism of the NT Apocalypse, where the four living creatures, in both their function and their form, are a combination of the seraphim with the cherubim of Ezekiel’s Vision (cf. According to the latter view, the duty of guarding the threshold of the Temple would be the function that must be assigned to the seraphim of Isaiah’s Vision
Seeing - ’ The most ordinary significance of the word ‘see’ is, of course, the natural one—to recognize by the act of Vision ordinary external objects, as when the blind are described as seeing (Matthew 15:31, John 9:7), or men are promised that they shall see the Son of Man, or when the disciples think they see a Vision, or the multitude see the miracles of Jesus (Mark 14:62, Luke 24:23, John 6:2). (1) The first usage under this head is where the verb ‘to see’ is used of the recognition of objects not strictly visible, as, for example, when it is said of Peter that he saw the wind (Matthew 14:30); or when men are told that, if they first cast out the beam out of their own eye, they will then be able to see clearly to cast the mote out of their brother’s eye (Matthew 7:5); or, again, when it is said that a man shall see death (Luke 2:26, John 8:51); or when the Lord speaks of a man as ‘seeing the light of this world’ (John 11:9), where, of course, it is more strictly the Vision of objects made possible through the presence of the light of day. ...
(2) The second figurative sense is a very ordinary one in the Gospels, where the verb ‘to see’ is employed in the sense of the spiritual Vision of the mind and soul. The disciples are told that in seeing Christ they have already obtained the Vision of the Father (John 14:9); while in another passage of the same Gospel the seeing of Christ and believing on Him are the conditions of possessing eternal life (John 6:40). In this connexion also is to be noted the strange utterance of our Lord in Luke 10:18, where, on the return of the Seventy, He speaks of His beholding Satan ‘fallen as lightning from heaven,’ which must imply His spiritual prevision of the final overthrow of the powers of evil, and the establishment of His Divine kingdom. distinctly states that the purpose of Christ’s presence in the world was first to bring light to blind eyes, but, secondly, to make blind those who were able to see; and this last statement is further explained in the passage by the answer given to the indignant question of the Pharisees as to whether they also were blind, that their fault consisted in claiming to possess the power of spiritual Vision, while their hearts were closed to the real significance of Christ’s message; and so their boast of spiritual perception only magnified their sin. ’...
When combined with a preposition (εἰς), the verb βλέπω signifies ‘regard,’ in the sense of ‘pay obsequious attention to,’ as in Matthew 22:16; and, finally, the word is used of God Himself in His Vision of the hearts of men, as in Matthew 6:6, which reads, ‘Thy Father which seeth in secret shall recompense thee
Nahum, Book of - To console his people he foretells the fall of Ninive, hence the title, "Burden of Ninive," a book of Vision
Miraculous Medal - It owes its origin to Saint Catherine Laboure, of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, who is said to have been favored with a Vision
Medal, Miraculous - It owes its origin to Saint Catherine Laboure, of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, who is said to have been favored with a Vision
Divine Comedy, the - An allegory of human life in the form of a Vision of the world beyond the grave written, c
Divina Commedia, la - An allegory of human life in the form of a Vision of the world beyond the grave written, c
Seraphim - (burning, glowing ), an order of celestial beings, whom Isaiah beheld in Vision standing above Jehovah as he sat upon his throne
Bear - In Daniel's Vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear (7:5)
Goad - God warned Paul not to “kick against the goads” (KJV pricks) by refusing to submit to the heavenly Vision (Acts 26:14 )
u'la-i - (pure water ) is mentioned by Daniel, ( Daniel 8:2,16 ) as a river near to Susa, where he saw his Vision of the ram and the he-goat
Springing - This Holy Spirit will reveal His presence in a multitude of ways, will give Vision and vigor in the believer, and will enable him to be fruitful, useful and beautiful
Mahanaim - " The patriarch gave it this name because in this place he had a Vision of angels coming to meet him, Genesis 32:2
Knit Together - have the verb deo, "to bind," translated "knit," of the four corners of the sheet in Peter's Vision
Interpret - To explain or unfold the meaning of predictions, Vision, dreams or enigmas to expound and lay open what is concealed from the understanding as, Joseph interpreted the dream of Pharaoh
Command - ) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or Vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook. ) Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of Vision; survey
Divine Nature, Partakers of - Thus men are enabled to share in God's ineffable beatitude by the beatific Vision and love of the Triune God
Palmarian Catholic Church - In 1978 he announced that he had been crowned Pope by Jesus Christ in a Vision, and established his own Holy See in Seville, taking the name Gregory XVII and naming cardinals
Dothan - It was the residence of Elisha (2 Kings 6:13 ), and the scene of a remarkable Vision of chariots and horses of fire surrounding the mountain on which the city stood
Brass - ' Brass is used as a symbol for righteousness according to the claims of God upon man, as in the brazen altar; the Lord as seen in the Vision in the Revelation has feet like fine brass, 'burning as in a furnace:' that is, righteous judgement according to responsibility
Captain - For he it was, most probably, that Joshua saw in Vision, long before his incarnation, before the walls of Jericho, as captain of the Lord's host, and before whom Joshua fell on his face
Moriah - ) What Jehovah has made one see (this hophal mowreh occurs four times in the Pentateuch, nowhere in later books) "the Vision of Jehovah". In the same neighborhood He vouchsafed a Vision to Abram (Genesis 14; Genesis 15:1) after Melchizedek had met him in the valley near Salem and Abram paid tithe of the spoils of Chedorlaomer. Jehovah's Vision to David in the same spot, before the preparation for building the temple there, revived the name Moriah (2 Samuel 24:16; 2 Samuel 24:24-25
Sea of Glass - Moreover, in the Babylonian cosmogony the heavenly universe is divided into three parts corresponding to those of the earthly universe, the third and lowest division being the heavenly ocean (cf. ...
(c) In the apocalyptic Vision of Ezekiel, upon which the symbolism of Revelation 4 is most directly based, a firmament like the colour of the terrible crystal is stretched over the heads of the four living creatures, and upon it is placed the throne like sapphire stone (Ezekiel 1:22; Ezekiel 1:26). ...
(d) In the Vision of the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9-10 a fiery stream issues from the throne. 10-17, is the similar Vision of the house and of the throne of God, the floor of the first house is of crystal and that of the second house is of fire, also from underneath the throne come streams of flaming fire (cf. ...
(d) There may enter into the form of the imagery details taken from the local surroundings of the Vision. 70) suggests that the aegean Sea, fired by the rays of the setting sun, has yielded the form of the splendid imagery of this Vision. While this may be so, yet all the elements of the Vision and their ensemble are an inheritance from the past. -The central motive in the Seer’s Vision is certainly the relation between heaven and earth. Hence the Seer’s first Vision, as he gazes through the open door, is the throne, the centre and source of all the subsequent action of the book
Most Blessed Trinity, Scapular of the - Said to have originated in a Vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most Blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives
Charity, Heroic Act of - Heroism is manifested in the willingness to bear the dreadful pains of Purgatory, that other souls detained there may suffer less, and may sooner enjoy the Beatific Vision
Beryl - The colour of the wheels in Ezekiel's Vision was as the colour of a beryl stone (1:16; 10:9; RSV, "stone of Tarshish")
Troas - Here Paul, on his second missionary journey, saw the Vision of a "man of Macedonia," who appeared to him, saying, "Come over, and help us" (Acts 16:8-11 )
Chamber - , chambers painted with images, as used by (Ezekiel 8:12 ), is an expression denoting the Vision the prophet had of the abominations practised by the Jews in Jerusalem
Perspective - ) Of or pertaining to the science of Vision; optical
Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity - Said to have originated in a Vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most Blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives
Maelmhaedhoc o'Morgair - ...
In 1590 there was discovered in Rome a collection of 112 mystical mottoes, which were said to have been written down by Saint Malachy during his visit to Rome in 1139, after he had received them in a Vision. They purport to be brief descriptions of all the future popes from the time of the Vision to the end of the world
Malachy, Saint - ...
In 1590 there was discovered in Rome a collection of 112 mystical mottoes, which were said to have been written down by Saint Malachy during his visit to Rome in 1139, after he had received them in a Vision. They purport to be brief descriptions of all the future popes from the time of the Vision to the end of the world
Sight - ...
A — 3: ὅραμα (Strong's #3705 — Noun Neuter — horama — hor'-am-ah ) "that which is seen" (akin to horao, "to see"), besides its meaning, "a Vision, appearance," denotes "a sight," in Acts 7:31 . See Vision
Blind - ) To deprive partially of Vision; to make Vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle
Heaven - The supernatural beatitude of heaven fundamentally consists in the intuitive Vision of God, i. ,the seeing of God face to face and in experiencing perfect happiness through this beatific Vision
Father - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the soul by God, which blossoms into the Vision of glory in life eternal
Father, God the - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the soul by God, which blossoms into the Vision of glory in life eternal
Gehazi - (gih hay' zi) Personal name meaning, “valley of Vision” or “goggle-eyed
Joppa - Here, on the housetop of Simon, the tanner, "by the seaside," Peter had his Vision that led him to preach the gospel to Gentiles
God the Father - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the soul by God, which blossoms into the Vision of glory in life eternal
Sapphire, - In Ezekiel's Vision, above the firmament, was seen the "likeness of a throne as the appearance of a sapphire stone
Macedonia - Paul saw in a Vision a man of Macedonia, who said, "Come over into Macedonia and help us
Almighty - Revelation refers to God nine times as “Almighty,” again giving a feeling of power to the Vision of Revelation
Gomer - A harlot whom the prophet Hosea appears to have married in prophetic Vision, as directed by God, that the Jews might be led to reflect on the guilt of their spiritual uncleanness or idolatry, Hosea 1:1-11
Perpetua, Vibia - Perpetua now had her first Vision, indicative of her future passion. After her condemnation Perpetua saw a Vision of her brother Dinocrates, who had died when 7 years old, in punishment, but after continuous prayer for him it was revealed to her that he was removed into a place of refreshment and peace. This Vision is a clear proof that prayers for the dead were then used by that party in the church which claimed to adhere most closely to apostolic usages. The day before her passion Perpetua saw another Vision, wherein she triumphed over an Egyptian, representing the devil, and was rewarded with a golden branch. Tertullian certainly knew the Acts, as he refers to the Vision of Perpetua in de Animâ , c. In the language of the Visions we can clearly see the influence of the Apocalypse (cf
Transfiguration - The event is referred to by Jesus Himself as a Vision ( horâma , Matthew 17:9 ); it is vouched for by the three Synoptists ( Luke 9:28-38 , Mark 9:2-13 , Matthew 17:1-13 ). Peter’s suggestion of the three tents is an attempt to materialize and make permanent the Vision, to win the crown without the cross. The Vision vanished, and they saw ‘Jesus only
Order of Servants of Mary - On the Feast of the Assumption in 1240 the Founders received a Vision of Our Lady
Maktesh - Isaiah 22:1, "the valley of Vision"; Jeremiah 22:1, "O inhabitress of the valley and rock of the plain," doomed to be the scene of its people being as it were pounded in "the mortar" (Proverbs 27:22)
Rainbow - , "iris," the flower, describes the "rainbow" seen in the heavenly Vision, "round about the throne, like an emerald to look upon," Revelation 4:3 , emblematic of the fact that, in the exercise of God's absolute sovereignty and perfect counsels, He will remember His covenant concerning the earth (Genesis 9:9-17 ); in Revelation 10:1 , "the rainbow," RV, the definite article suggests a connection with the scene in Revelation 4:3 ; here it rests upon the head of an angel who declares that "there shall be delay no longer" (ver
Hypocrites: Their Sinister Motives - See yonder eagle, how it mounts! Does it care for the ethereal blue, or aspire to commune with the stars of heaven! Not a whit; such airy considerations have no weight with the ravenous bird; and yet you will not wonder that it soars aloft when you remember that it thus obtains a broader range of Vision, and so becomes the more able to provide for its nest
Living Beings, Living Creatures - Characters in Ezekiel's first Vision (Ezekiel 1:5 ,Ezekiel 1:5,1:13-15 ,Ezekiel 1:13-15,1:19-20 ,Ezekiel 1:19-20,1:22 ; also Ezekiel 3:13 ; Ezekiel 10:1 )
Prophets, False - Such are described as speaking "a Vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord
Prospect - ) That which is embraced by eye in Vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook
Brass - Thus in relation to Christ, John saith, when he saw him in that glorious Vision, (Revelation 1:15) "his feet were like unto fine brass, as if burning in a furnace;" denoting the glory and everlasting nature of his person and kingdom
Montessori Method - Leading features are freedom for physical activity (no stationary desks and chairs), informal and individual instruction, the very early development of writing, and an extended sensory and motor training (with special emphasis on Vision, touch, perception of movement, and their interconnections), mediated by a patented, standardized system of "didactic apparatus," which is declared to be "auto-regulative
Servant Friars - On the Feast of the Assumption in 1240 the Founders received a Vision of Our Lady
Servites - On the Feast of the Assumption in 1240 the Founders received a Vision of Our Lady
Shushan - It reads, "I saw in a Vision; and it came to pass when I saw , that I was at Shushan. " He may have been there in a Vision, or he may have gone there on the business of the king
See - ) To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of Vision; as, he sees distinctly. ) To perceive by mental Vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain
Marvel, Marvellous - have the adjective thaumastos: see C, below), "(no) marvel;" in Revelation 17:6 , RV , "wonder" (AV, "admiration"), said of John's astonishment at the Vision of the woman described as Babylon the Great. ...
C — 1: θαυμαστός (Strong's #2298 — Adjective — thaumastos — thow-mas-tos' ) "marvellous" (akin to A and B), is said (a) of the Lord's doing in making the rejected Stone the Head of the corner, Matthew 21:42 ; Mark 12:11 ; (b) of the erstwhile blind man's astonishment that the Pharisees knew not from whence Christ had come, and yet He had given him sight, John 9:30 , RV, "the marvel," AV, "a marvellous thing;" (c) of the spiritual light into which believers are brought, 1 Peter 2:9 ; (d) of the Vision of the seven angels having the seven last plagues, Revelation 15:1 ; (e) of the works of God, 15:3
Theophany - Yet the record is unmistakable that people did see God, such as Moses and others at Sinai (Exodus 24:9-10 ); the Lord's rebuke of Aaron and Miriam (Numbers 12:4-8 ); and the majestic Vision to Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1 ,Isaiah 6:1,6:5 ). In the same passage when Moses begged God to show him His glory ( Exodus 33:18 ), the Lord graciously granted Moses a Vision of Himself, saying, “I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen” (Exodus 33:23 NAS). In Vision Even self-seeking Balaam was allowed of God to see the Lord in Vision (Numbers 24:3-4 ). Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel, giants among the prophets, saw God in Visions (Isaiah 6:1 ; Ezekiel 1:1 ; Daniel 7:9 )
Trance - The distinctions between “trance,” “dream” and “vision” are not always clear
Dream - In a Vision of the night a "man of Macedonia" stood before Paul and said, "Come over into Macedonia and help us" (Acts 16:9 ; see also 18:9; 27:23)
Transfiguration, the - What these evangelists record was an absolute historical reality, and not a mere Vision
Joppa - It was where Dorcas was restored to life, and where Peter had the Vision of the sheet from heaven, with instructions to visit Cornelius
Dante Alighieri - In 1309, in anticipation of the visit to Italy of Emperor Henry VII, he wrote his famous treatise on the monarchy "De Monarchia" and in 1317, having settled at Ravenna, completed hig masterpiece, the "Divina Commedia," an allegory of human life in the form of a Vision of the world beyond the grave, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, written with the avowed object of converting a corrupt society
Evangelists, Symbols of the - These are described in the Vision of Ezechiel in his prophecy, and in that of Saint John in his Apocalypse
Macedonia - Paul was summoned by the Vision of the "man of Macedonia" to preach the gospel there (Acts 16:9 ). ), a "seller of purple," residing in Philippi, the chief city of the eastern division of Macedonia
Pillar - versions seems preferable; (b) figuratively in Revelation 3:12 , indicating a firm and permanent position in the spiritual, heavenly and eternal Temple of God; (c) illustratively, of the feet of the angel in the Vision in Revelation 10:1 , seen as flames rising like columns of fire indicative of holiness and consuming power, and thus reflecting the glory of Christ as depicted in Revelation 1:15 ; cp
Luz - In Genesis 28:19 it is stated that Jacob changed the name of the place of his Vision from Luz to Bethel (cf
en-Gedi - The Shulammite compares her beloved to henna flowers in En-gedi ( Song of Solomon 1:14 ); and in Ezekiel’s idealistic Vision of the healing of the Dead Sea waters, a picture is drawn of fishers here spreading their nets ( Ezekiel 47:10 )
Alighieri, Dante - In 1309, in anticipation of the visit to Italy of Emperor Henry VII, he wrote his famous treatise on the monarchy "De Monarchia" and in 1317, having settled at Ravenna, completed hig masterpiece, the "Divina Commedia," an allegory of human life in the form of a Vision of the world beyond the grave, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, written with the avowed object of converting a corrupt society
Famine - When the Scriptures are ruled out, then the people perish, the Vision is gone, hope fades, and there is a general declension
Eagle - The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of Vision, and extraordinary flight
Arch - In Ezekiel's Vision of the Temple, each gate leading into the court of the Gentiles also had a vestibule (Ezekiel 40:7-26 ) as did the gates to the court of the Israelites (Ezekiel 40:29-37 )
Moriah - Moriah implies "vision;" and the "land of Moriah," mentioned in the above passage in the history of Abraham, was probably so called from being seen "afar off
Let Down - 1: καθίημι (Strong's #2524 — Verb — kathiemi — kath-ee'-ay-mee ) "to send," or "let down" (kata, "down," hiemi, "to send"), is translated "to let down," with reference to (a) the paralytic in Luke 5:19 ; (b) Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9:25 ; (c) the great sheet in Peter's Vision, Acts 10:11 ; 11:5
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B — 1: ἐκπορεύομαι (Strong's #1607 — Verb — ekporeuo — ek-por-yoo'-om-ahee ) "to cause to go forth" (ek, "out," poreuo, "to cause to go"), is used in the Middle Voice in Revelation 9:17,18 , of the coming forth of fire, smoke and brimstone from the mouths of the symbolic horses in a Vision, AV, "issued" (the RV renders it by the verb "to proceed")
Simon - ...
Descendant of Juda (1Paralipomenon 4)
Simon, surnamed Thasi, brother of Judas Machabeus (1Machabees 2)
Simon of the tribe of Benjamin; governor of the Temple (2Machabees 3)
Simon who is called Peter, the Apostle (Matthew 4)
Simon the Cananean, the Apostle (Matthew 10)
one of the relatives of Our Lord, identified erroneously with the preceding (Matthew 13)
Simon the leper, a resident of Bethany (Matthew 26)
a Pharisee at whose house the penitent woman washed the feet of Jesus (Luke 7)
Simon the Cyrenean, who helped Our Lord carry the Cross (Matthew 27)
the father of Judas (John 6)
Simon Magus, a magician in the time of the Apostles (Acts 8)
Simon the tanner, a Christian of Joppe, in whose house Peter had the Vision commanding him to receive the Gentiles into the faith (Acts 10)
Simon called Niger, a Christian living at Antioch in the time of the Apostles (Acts 13)
Balaam - His seer's Vision showed him a glorious star and a mighty scepter to rise out of Jacob
Symbols of the Evangelists - These are described in the Vision of Ezechiel in his prophecy, and in that of Saint John in his Apocalypse
Cherub, Cherubim - One is in the Visions of the presence of God attended by living creatures (cherubim and seraphim, Isaiah 6:2-6 ; Ezekiel 1:4-28 ; Ezekiel 10:3-22 ). Consistent with the idea of a cherub throne are the texts which envision God dwelling between, enthroned upon, or riding upon the cherubim (1 Samuel 4:4 ; 2 Samuel 6:2 ; 2 Samuel 22:11 ; 2 Kings 19:15 ; 1 Chronicles 13:6 ; 1 Chronicles 28:18 ; Psalm 18:10 ; Psalm 80:1 ; Psalm 99:1 ; Isaiah 37:16 ). Even Ezekiel's Vision depicts the glory of God resting upon or between the cherubim as something of a living throne. However, a comparison of Ezekiel 1:1 and Ezekiel 10:1 with the Temple representations and with Isaiah's Vision does clearly indicate that the function of these heavenly, living creatures was that of attending the presence of the living God
Gabbatha - Daniel was perplexed at the strange Vision which he had seen. Pondering over it, he sees one ‘standing before him like the appearance of a man,’ and a voice is heard bidding Gabriel, for it is he, explain the Vision. Daniel falls in a faint as the messenger approaches, and Gabriel lifts him up and explains the mysterious Vision
Sight - At that rapt moment of high spiritual experience it is certain that, while bodily sight may be referred to, the emphasis lies on the higher Vision He had come to impart. That men should have the capacity of Vision and yet be blind to the true significance of Himself and His work, was a sincere embarrassment to Him (Mark 8:18). ...
In Matthew 6:22 and Luke 11:34-36 He employs bodily sight with its commanding relation to the whole of human activities as an image of inward Vision. The power of Vision is central. ...
Other affections of the parts connected with the organ of Vision might produce blindness, e. The blindness, deafness, and dumbness point to some serious defect or disease in the nervous tissue which controls the organs of Vision, hearing, and speech; and the mental disorder is organically connected with the cerebral disorganization
Devil - Adorned at his creation with sanctifying grace, he sinned by pride, and with many other heavenly spirits was denied the' beatific Vision
Jesus Christ, Knowledge of - During His mortal life, He even had the beatific Vision which the elect enjoy in heaven
Knowledge of Jesus Christ - During His mortal life, He even had the beatific Vision which the elect enjoy in heaven
Scarlet - , in connection with the cleansing of a leper, Leviticus 14:4,6 , "scarlet;" with the offering of the red heifer, Numbers 19:6 ; (b) of the robe put on Christ by the soldiers, Matthew 27:28 ; (c) of the "beast" seen in symbolic Vision in Revelation 17:3 , "scarlet-colored;" (d) of the clothing of the "woman" as seen sitting on the "beast," Revelation 17:4 ; (e) of part of the merchandise of Babylon, Revelation 18:12 ; (f) figuratively, of the glory of the city itself, Revelation 18:16 ; the neuter is used in the last three instances
Gomer -
The daughter of Diblaim, who (probably in Vision only) became the wife of (Hosea 1:3 )
Martin of Tours, Saint - Amiens in Gaul was the scene of the famous incident of Martin sharing his military cloak with a beggar, followed by the heavenly Vision which led to his baptism
Macedonia - Paul was called there by the Vision of the "man of Macedonia," and made a most successful missionary tour
Leaf, Leaves - Ezekiel's Vision of the new Jerusalem included trees whose leaves never wither and whose leaves have healing power (Ezekiel 47:12 ; compare Revelation 22:2 )
Mercy: Excellence of - Everything seemed to be too good for ordinary mortals like myself; but when one is introduced into the gorgeous palace of infinite goodness, costlier and fairer far, one gazes wonderingly with reverential awe at the matchless Vision
Asp - The prophetic Vision is God's restoration of the world order so that small children can play around the holes of poisonous snakes without fear (Isaiah 11:8 )
Beware - 1: βλέπω (Strong's #991 — Verb — blepo — blep'-o ) "to see," is applied to mental Vision, and is sometimes used by way of warning "to take heed" against an object, Mark 8:15 ; 12:38 ; Acts 13:40 ; Philippians 3:2 (three times); in Colossians 2:8 , RV, "take heed," marg
Clean And Unclean - This view of the law was distinctly annulled by the Vision to Peter, before he preached to Cornelius
Tours, Martin of, Saint - Amiens in Gaul was the scene of the famous incident of Martin sharing his military cloak with a beggar, followed by the heavenly Vision which led to his baptism
Hosea - It is disputed whether the marriage of the prophet was a real transaction, or an allegorical Vision; in all probability the latter is the correct view; but in either case it illustrates the relations of the idolatrous Israel to her covenant God. His style is obscure, and it is difficult to fix the periods or the divisions of his various predictions
Pisgah - Its principal distinction, however, is its being the scene of Moses’ Vision of the Promised Land ( Deuteronomy 3:27 ; Deuteronomy 34:1 ) and of his death
Joppa - There Dorcas was raised to life (Acts 9:36-43) and there Peter had a remarkable Vision that changed his ideas about the evangelization of the Gentiles (Acts 10)
Zerubbabel - From Zechariah’s fourth ‘night-vision’ ( Zechariah 3:1 ff. Zechariah 3:8-10 ) we learn that Zerubbabel was looked upon as the coming Messiah; in this night-vision it is pointed out that Joshua and his fellows are a pledge and an earnest of the near approach of the Messiah the ‘Branch,’ as he is here called; the stone which is to adorn his crown is ready, and Jahweh Himself is about to engrave thereon a fitting inscription; when the Messiah comes, God will obliterate all guilt from the people, and peace shall rest upon the land (see Branch)
Jeshua - Zechariah had a Vision featuring Jeshua in which God announced the full cleansing of the high priest, preparing him to lead in the atonement rites for the people and pointing to the day when Messiah would come and provide complete and eternal atonement for God's people (Zechariah 3:1 ). Jeshua was apparently one of the two anointed ones of Zechariah's Vision (Zechariah 4:14 ; compare 1619110855_75 )
See, Perceive - ...
Rô'eh (רֹאֶה, Strong's #7203), “seer; Vision. 9:9) and to “vision” ( Vision” ( Vision ( Judaizers - Saint Peter himself in his great Vision at Jaffa recoiled at first from the idea of eating the flesh of animals which were declared unclean by the Mosaic Code
Chameleon - It is remarkable for its marvellous protective gift of changing the colour of its skin to resemble its surroundings, and for its eyes which, moving Independently, one looking backwards while the other looks to the front, give it an unusual range of Vision
Centurion - For instance, the one whose faith Jesus so commends in Matthew 8; Cornelius, whom Peter was by Vision sent to, and who is described as "devout, fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people, and praying to God always" (Acts 10); Julius, the centurion of Augustus' band, who entreated Paul courteously and saved his life when threatened by the soldiers (Acts 27:1; Acts 27:3-42; Acts 27:43)
Lightning - Lightning and thunder frequently accompany a revelation of God (the giving of the law, Exodus 19:16 ; Exodus 20:18 ; Ezekiel's first Vision, Ezekiel 1:13-14 )
Earring - The Holy Spirit gives us samples of joy, peace, rest, zeal, Vision and divine understanding, so that we too may be drawn to that unseen Lord with whom we shall spend eternity
Fly - When the eagle flies away toward Heaven it gets smaller and smaller to our Vision until finally it disappears
Valley - Hence Ezekiel's Vision in the valley of the dry bones
Spread Out - “To spread” may mean “to cover over” and thus to hide from Vision: “And the woman took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known” ( Sprinkle - In Ezekiel’s Vision of the departure of God’s glory from the temple, the man in linen takes burning coals and “scatters” them over Jerusalem ( ma'ry - ( John 19:25 ) In the evening of the same day we find her sitting desolate at the tomb with Mary Magdalene, (Matthew 27:61 ; Mark 15:47 ) and at the dawn of Easter morning she was again there with sweet spices, which she had prepared on the Friday night, (Matthew 28:1 ; Mark 16:1 ; Luke 23:56 ) and was one of those who had "a Vision of angels, which said that he was alive
Macedonia - After this Vision, the Apostle no longer doubted his divine call to preach the Gospel in Macedonia; and the success that attended his ministry confirmed him in his persuasion
Veil - ...
2: κάλυμμα (Strong's #2571 — Noun Neuter — kalumma — kal'-oo-mah ) "a covering," is used (a) of the "veil" which Moses put over his face when descending Mount Sinai, thus preventing Israel from beholding the glory, 2 Corinthians 3:13 ; (b) metaphorically of the spiritually darkened Vision suffered retributively by Israel, until the conversion on the nation to their Messiah takes place, 2 Corinthians 3:14-16
Bethel - It was visited by Abraham, Genesis 12:8; Genesis 13:3; marked by Jacob after his Vision of the ladder, Genesis 28:11-19; Genesis 31:13; dwelling-place of Jacob, Genesis 35:1-8; name applied to Luz, Judges 1:22-23
Cornelius - Providence thus explained his recent Vision in the trance; he nobly discarded his Jewish prejudices, and at once began his great work as apostle to the Gentiles by receiving into the church of Christ those whom Christ had so manifestly accepted, Acts 10:11
ma'ry - ( John 19:25 ) In the evening of the same day we find her sitting desolate at the tomb with Mary Magdalene, (Matthew 27:61 ; Mark 15:47 ) and at the dawn of Easter morning she was again there with sweet spices, which she had prepared on the Friday night, (Matthew 28:1 ; Mark 16:1 ; Luke 23:56 ) and was one of those who had "a Vision of angels, which said that he was alive
Sight - ...
In many cases of the blind there is not only a loss of Vision but a loss of the eyeballs. ...
Now look at the prediction in this point of view concerning Christ, and it must instantly strike the mind with the fullest conviction that such acts to the bodies of men demonstrated his GODHEAD; for he not only gave Vision, but he created eyes
Habakkuk - The prophet was told to write the Vision so plainly that he who read it might run. The Vision was for an appointed time, but it hasted to the end
Cherubim - In Ezekiel’s Inaugural Vision (ch. The huge composite figures with human head, eagle’s wings, and bull’s body, which were placed as guardians at the doors of temples and palaces in Babylonia, supplied the prophet with the material for his Vision. Basing his conjecture on Ezekiel’s Vision, Schultz ( OT Theol . The living creatures of the Apocalyptic Vision are borrowed from Ezekiel’s imagery
Ananias - A Christian of Damascus, who restored the sight of Paul, after his Vision of the Savior, Acts 9:10-17 ; 22:12
Eunuch - Part of Isaiah's Vision of the messianic era was a picture of the eunuch no longer complaining of being “a dry tree”, one without hope of descendants, because God would reward the faithful eunuch with a lasting monument and name in the Temple which would be far better than sons or daughters (Isaiah 56:4-5)
Immaculate Conception, Scapular of the - Blessed Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit she and her sisters wear in honour of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a Vision
Gabriel - Gabriel is sent to explain to Daniel the meaning of the Vision of the ram and the he-goat; in Daniel 9:21 ff
Eli - And though he was admonished of this evil conduct by the child Samuel, speaking to him in a Vision from the Lord, yet we find no firmness to reform
Allegory, - (Addison's Vision of Mirza and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress are among the best allegories in all literature
Seeing - To see, in Scripture, is often used to express the sense of Vision, knowledge of spiritual things, and even the supernatural knowledge of hidden things, of prophecy, of Visions, of ecstacies. Whence it is that formerly those were called seers who afterward were termed nabi, or prophets; and that prophecies were called Visions
Zacharias - He is known to us by his pious and blameless life; his Vision of Gabriel in the temple, promising him a son in his old age; his hesitancy in believing, for which he was visited by a temporary dumbness; his miraculous restoration at the circumcision of his son; and his noble and prophetic song of praise, Luke 1:52 ; 67-79
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception - Blessed Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit she and her sisters wear in honour of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a Vision
Palms - Thus, images of palms were used in the decoration of the Temple (1Kings 6:29,1 Kings 6:35 ; 1 Kings 7:36 ) and were part of Ezekiel's Vision of the new Temple (Ezekiel 40:16 ,Ezekiel 40:16,40:22 ,Ezekiel 40:22,40:26 )
Cross - But after the celebrated Vision of Constantine, he ordered his friends to make a cross of gold and gems, such as he had seen, and "the towering eagles resigned the flags unto the cross," and "the tree of cursing and shame" "sat upon the sceptres and was engraved and signed on the foreheads of kings
Dreams - Paul in (1 Corinthians 14:15 ) dreams, in which the understanding is asleep, are placed below the Visions of prophecy, in which the understanding plays its part. Under the Christian dispensation, while we read frequently of trances and Vision, dreams are never referred to as vehicles of divine revelation
Star - ...
Turning to the use of the word ‘star’ in the Book of Revelation, we find in the Vision of the Son of Man that ‘he had in his right hand seven stars’ (Revelation 1:16) and that ‘the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches’ (Revelation 1:20). ...
Lastly, the Woman in the Vision (Revelation 12:1) ‘has a crown of twelve stars’ (see article Sun)
Insight - The spiritual Vision is to Him so clear that it is unnecessary to designate the faculty or its object by another term. Jesus sees God as no man can see Him, for human Vision of God can only be through the light with which He illumines the soul (John 1:18). Because of this unique relation with the ultimate spiritual Reality, His insight into the nature of God is a clear and open Vision. With Him the fact is merely the symbol, and the symbol has become so luminous that His Vision is always of the spiritual processes of which it is an indication. It was the spirit that was always before His Vision, and therefore His knowledge of the human heart was instinctive and unerring. Jesus is dwelling in eternity and contemplating the processes of the spiritual world, and He conveys to the receptive soul by the only medium at His command the impression He Himself receives from His direct Vision of the truth He is envisaging. To the soul that has the faculty of Vision the words are luminous, and reveal God’s secrets. The revelation granted to the prophets in OT times was their insight into the meaning of God’s ways, their Vision of the spiritual processes through which the higher life of humanity is evolved. The Bible is not a revelation, but a record of a series of revelations that were given to men of insight, men who possessed the faculty of Vision. It is the Holy Spirit that quickens the soul and conveys the gift of Vision to which alone Divine Truth can be revealed. The Visions it sees are not always of reality, for the medium through which it looks is often obscured by earthly passions and prejudices. Upton; James, Varieties of Religious Experience; Ewald, Revelation, its Nature and its Record; Oman, Vision and Authority; W
Ancient of Days - In the Vision of the Great Assizes He is depicted as a very old and majestic figure, with white hair and white raimeot, seated on a fiery throne, and having the books of the records of man opened before Him
Coal - In two cases, however, the ‘live coal’ of Isaiah’s Vision ( Isaiah 6:6 ) and the ‘coals’ on which was ‘a cake haken’ for Elijah ( 1 Kings 19:6 ), the Heb
Sun - The appearance of the face of Christ at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:2) and in the opening Vision of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:16) is compared to the brightness of the sun
Ulai - A river near Shushan, by the banks of which Daniel saw the Vision of the ram and the he goat (Daniel 8:2; Daniel 8:16). The ancient Eulaeus or Choaspes, for these are two divisions of one river, bifurcating at Paipul, 20 miles N
Aspect - ) The act of looking; Vision; gaze; glance
Transfiguration - A word indicating the change which took place in the appearance of Jesus in the Vision on the holy mount
Dream - The prophetic dream must be distinguished from the prophetic Vision
Jeshurun - He derives the word from שור , which signifies go see, behold, or discover; from whence, in the future tense, plural, comes ישרו , which, with the addition of nun paragogicum, makes Jeshurun; that is, "the people who had the Vision of God
Cherub - The cherubs, in Ezekiels Vision, had each four heads or faces, the hands of a man and wings
Throne - Hebrews 1:8 ; Revelation 3:21 (1st part); 22:3; His seat of authority in the Millennium, Matthew 19:28 (1st part); (c) by metonymy for angelic powers, Colossians 1:16 ; (d) of the Apostles in millennial authority, Matthew 19:28 (2nd part); Luke 22:30 ; (e) of the elders in the heavenly Vision, Revelation 4:4 (2nd and 3rd parts), RV, "thrones" (AV, "seats"); so Revelation 11:16 ; (f) of David, Luke 1:32 ; Acts 2:30 ; (g) of Satan, Revelation 2:13 , RV, "throne" (AV, "seat"); (h) of "the beast," the final and federal head of the revived Roman Empire, Revelation 13:2 ; 16:10
Resurrection of Body - " Another passage of Scripture is that describing the Vision of Ezechiel (Ezechiel 1). " Though this Vision symbolizes the restoration of Israel, it would have been unintelligible to the Jews had they not been familiar with belief in a resurrection of the dead
Advent: Looking For the - Often when, in the morning, the child of God awakes, weary and encumbered with the flesh, perhaps from troubled dreams, perhaps with troubled thoughts, his Father's secret comes presently across him, he looks up, if not out, to feel, if not to see, the glories of that last morning when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall arise indestructible; no weary limbs to bear the spirit down; no feverish dreams to haunt the Vision; no dark forecasting of the day's events, or returning memory of the griefs of yesterday
Ephah - The Vision of Zechariah 5:7 of a woman sitting in an ephah basket contains the imaginative images of Visions, for any ephah would be far too small for a woman to sit in
Jabin - " Lest Joshua should be affrighted at this formidable array, Jehovah in Vision promised "I will deliver them up all slain before Israel"; I am infinitely more than a match for them, and I am on thy side
Seventy Years - Prophetic and apocalyptic figure pointing to time of Israel's Exile in Babylon and to the end of tribulation in Daniel's Vision
Horse - In the early part of Zechariah the prophet had Visions of horses of different colours, they are called spirits of the heavens, and as such they acted in the four great Gentile empires described by Daniel. When these are further spoken of, the red horses are not named, for the Chaldean empire had passed away when Zechariah saw the Vision
Revelation, Book of - ) In apocalyptic literature God gives revelations to people by means of strange Visions explained by angels. The Visions often feature fearsome beasts and mysterious numbers, and are usually concerned with great conflicts out of which God and his people triumph (see APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE). ...
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John begins by greeting the seven churches to whom the book is sent (1:1-8), then describes his Vision of the risen and exalted Christ, who is Lord of all the churches (1:9-20). John then has two Visions. As the scroll is unrolled, each section reveals a Vision relating to some aspect of suffering and judgment. There is an interval before the breaking of the final seal, when further Visions reassure the faithful. ...
In the second series of judgments, each of the seven Visions is announced by the blowing of a trumpet. Again there is an interval before the final Vision, when further Visions reassure the faithful of victory. ...
Before the third series of judgments, John receives a number of Visions to show the conflict and ultimate triumph that God’s people can expect. One Vision is of a dragon that tries to destroy a woman and her child (12:1-17); another is of a beast that rises out of the sea to fight against God and his people (13:1-10); and a third is of a beast that rises out of the earth in support of the previous beast (13:11-18). ...
Finally, John has a Vision of a new heaven and a new earth, where God dwells with his people in a new order of existence (21:1-22:5)
Daniel, Prophet - Under the ruler called Darius the Mede in our present text, he received the Vision of "the seventy weeks," announcing the death of the Messias. The first part of his prophecies (2,5, to 7), written in Aramaic, presents those which regard the world power in relation to God's people; particularly the dream of the great statue and the Vision of the four beasts
Son of Man - ...
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The title ‘son of man’ comes from a Vision recorded in the Old Testament book of Daniel. In this Vision a person like a son of man came into the heavenly presence of God and received from him a universal and everlasting kingdom (Daniel 7:13-14). ...
The Vision in Daniel shows, however, that the Son of man shares the kingdom with his people (Daniel 7:14; Daniel 7:27)
Paradise - 3 does not introduce a different Vision), beyond the heavens of the natural creation (see Hebrews 4:14 , RV , with reference to the Ascension)
Abaddon - In the Book of Revelation (9:1-11), when John sees his Vision of the fifth trumpet blowing, a vast horde of demonic horsemen is seen arising from the newly opened abyss
Torment (2) - Christ read off to them in vivid words what their Vision was too dull to see,—the penalties attached to their sin by the law that ‘Justice founded and eternal Love
Wheel - ...
Ezekiel's Vision of the great wheel in the sky (1 Kings 1:4-28 ; 1 Kings 10:1 ) was a symbol of God's presence
God, Presence of - The Beatific Vision is the final and perfect degree of the presence of God in the creature and of the creature's consciousness of this
Ananias - A ‘devout man according to the law’ at Damascus, a disciple who instructed and baptized Saul of Tarsus after his conversion, restoring to him his sight by imposition of hands; he had been warned by the Lord in a Vision ( Acts 9:10 ff; Acts 22:12 ff
Armenians - They believe that the souls of the righteous shall not be admitted to the beatific Vision till after the resurrection, notwithstanding which they pray to departed saints, adore their pictures, and burn lamps before them
Dreams - In a dream, in a Vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed: then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. It is to be remarked that in the last days when God pours out His Spirit on all flesh the sons and daughters will prophesy, and the young men shall see Visions, and the old men shall dream dreams
Behold, Beheld - 1: ὁράω (Strong's #3708 — Verb — horao — hor-ah'-o ) with its aorist form eidon, "to see" (in a few places the AV uses the verb "to behold"), is said (a) of bodily Vision, e. ...
2: βλέπω (Strong's #991 — Verb — blepo — blep'-o ) is also used of (a) bodily and (b) mental Vision, (a) "to perceive," e. It signifies a more earnest contemplation than the ordinary verbs for "to see," "a careful and deliberate Vision which interprets
Joppa - At Joppa, in the house of Simon the tanner, "by the sea-side," Peter resided "many days," and here, "on the house-top," he had his "vision of tolerance" (Acts 9:36-43 )
Euphrates And Tigris Rivers - ...
The Tigris is not as prominent in the Bible as is the Euphrates, but it is the site of the major Vision of the prophet Daniel (Daniel 10:4 )
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Then he relates that he had seen, probably in a Vision, Jehovah sitting on His throne, and asking who would persuade Ahab to go to Ramoth-gilead and fall there
Revelation, Book of - The one gives us in a magnificent Vision, the other in a great historic drama, the supreme conflict between good and evil and its issue
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Michael is mentioned also in the Visions of the book of Revelation. The Vision reassures the persecuted people of God that the final victory will be theirs (Revelation 12:7-9)
Color - ) A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in Vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc
Gomer - foreigners, though originally they occupied the whole of the British isles but were driven back by succeeding invaders to the northwestern extremities, which their two divisions, the Gael of Ireland and Scotland and the Cymry of Wales, occupy), and gave their name to Cumber-land. Hosea in Vision (not in external act, which would be revolting to purity)takes by God's command Gomer to wife, though a woman "of whoredoms"; symbolically teaching that out of this world, which whorishly has departed from the Lord, God takes a church to be sanctified by communion with Himself in Christ, as Gomer was sanctified by communion with the prophet, (1 Corinthians 7:14)
Lass - 1 Corinthians 13:12 (b) Here we may learn the lack of Vision and inability to understand spiritual verities as one should
Lamb - In John's Vision of heaven the Lord Jesus is seen as a Lamb 'which had been slain,' to whom universal adoration is given
Beasts - Yet various merciful provision for them were made in the Jewish law, Exodus 20:10 23:11,12 Leviticus 22:28 25:7 . In Ezekiel's Vision, Ezekiel 1:1-28 , this is applied to human beings or their symbols
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DIVISIONS. On his marriage to Gomer, Henderson thinks that there is no hint of its being in Vision, and that she fell into lewdness after her union with Hosea, thus fitly symbolizing Israel who lapsed into spiritual whoredom after the marriage contract with God on Sinai. ) But an act revolting to a pure mind would hardly be ordained by God save in Vision, which serves all the purposes of a vivid and as it were acted prophecy. Hosea's union in Vision with such an one in spite of his natural repugnance would vividly impress the people with God's amazing love in uniting Himself to so polluted a nation. The truth expressed by prophetic act in Vision was Israel's idolatry (spiritual impurity, "a wife of whoredoms") before her call in Egypt and in Ur of the Chaldees (Joshua 24:14) as well as after it
Ezekiel, Theology of - Standing by the Kebar River Ezekiel suddenly sees the Vision of the chariot of Yahweh (1:2-28). ...
While scholars have debated the details of the Vision, it seems beyond question that it portrays God as the sovereign over the whole earth. ...
Ezekiel's Vision showed them that it was not that Yahweh was too small, but that he was too great. The opening Vision is only the first of many strange messages in Ezekiel. ...
More than that, Ezekiel in a Vision ate a scroll that was the word of God (2:9-3:11). He tells us that in the sixth month of the sixth year (about five years before the destruction of Jerusalem), he was taken to the temple in a Vision. He begins with the famous Vision of the valley of dry bones (vv. Israel, the Vision implies, is a dead nation. That being the case, it is not surprising that Ezekiel the priest should crown his promise of restoration with a Vision of a new temple (chaps. The question that remains for us is whether we should take this prophecy as a portrait of a literal, future temple, or read it as an idealized, symbolic Vision. Similarly, the portrayal of the division of the land among the twelve tribes (Ezekiel 47:13-48:35 ) is highly idealized and resists any attempt to set down literal borders for the tribes (although this does not keep some imaginative interpreters from trying). ...
The Vision is a prophet-priest's portrayal of the glories of the kingdom of God
Valley - The "valley of Vision" (Isaiah 22:1 ) is usually regarded as denoting Jerusalem, which "may be so called," says Barnes (Com
Ananias - In response to a Vision he received from the Lord, this Ananias visited Saul (Paul) three days after Saul had his Damascus road experience
Council, Heavenly - In his Vision Isaiah entered the council and received a commission to preach to his people (Isaiah 6:1 )
Obadiah - The author of the Vision of Obadiah: see following article
Troas - Here on his second missionary tour Paul saw the Vision of the man of Macedon praying, "come over and help us" (Acts 16:8-12)
Temptation of Christ - of Matthew, has been much the subject of infidel ridicule, and some ingenious writers, to avoid the difficulties of a literal interpretation, have reduced the whole to Vision and allegory
Yale, Valley - gay, ge, ravine, narrow glen: applied to Charashim, Hamon-Gog, Hinnom, Son of Hinnom, Jiphthah-el, Zeboim, and Zephathah; and used symbolically for 'Valley of the Mountains' ( Zechariah 14:5 ); 'of the passengers' (Ezekiel 39:11 ); 'of salt' (2 Samuel 8:13 ; 2 Kings 14:7 ; 1 Chronicles 18:12 ; 2 Chronicles 25:11 ; Psalm 60 title ); 'of craftsmen' (Nehemiah 11:35 ); 'of slaughter' (Jeremiah 7:32 ; Jeremiah 19:6 ); 'of Vision' (Isaiah 22:1,5 ); 'of the shadow of death
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THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY, which provoketh to jealousy, was seen in a Vision by the prophet, set up in the temple (Ezekiel 8:3-5 ), as when Manasseh set up the graven image in the house of Jehovah, 2 Kings 11:7 ; though doubtless by the scope of the prophecy reference is made to secret idolatry in connection with the service of the temple, and to secret idols in the hearts of those who were professedly the worshippers of God: such would assuredly provoke the jealousy of Jehovah
Eye - ) The reference is to the restoring of spiritual Vision
Eclectics - The moral doctrine of the Alexandrian school was as follows:— The mind of man, originally a portion of the Divine Being, having fallen into a state of darkness and defilement, by its union with the body, is to be gradually emancipated from the chains of matter, and rise by contemplation to the knowledge and Vision of God
Philippi - 52, having been led hither from Troas by a heavenly Vision
Hell - The misery of hell will consist in the privation of the Vision and love of God, exclusion from every source of happiness, perpetual sin, remorse of conscience in view of the past, malevolent passions, the sense of the just anger of God, and all other sufferings of body and soul which in the nature of things are the natural results of sin, or which the law of God requires as penal inflictions
ma'ry Magdalene - Mary Magdalene had been to the tomb and had found it empty, and had seen the "vision of angels
Martinianus, a Martyr at Rome - Peter at first complies, but returns to custody in consequence of the well-known Vision Domine quo vadis
Rapture Ecstasy - Peter’s Vision of the vessel full of unclean beasts (Acts 10:10, Acts 11:5). John in his apocalyptic Vision of the Lord of Churches was in the Spirit, and he saw the Living One in all His glory, when he ‘fell at his feet as one dead’ (Revelation 1:17)
Book With the Seven Seals - If the Vision of ch. ...
The Visions connected with the opening of the several seals are of less central interest, belonging rather to the general furniture of apocalyptic. At the seventh Vision the scheme, instead of moving directly to its completion, branches out into new ramifications
Alexander the Great - The high priest Jaddua, being warned of God in a Vision, hung the city with garlands and went forth in his robes with the other priests and the people in white to meet the king. In reply to an astonished courtier, Alexander said he did not worship the priest, but the name on his frontlet, and explained that he had seen in a Vision a figure resembling this very priest, who told him to conquer Persia
See, Seeing - A — 1: βλέπω (Strong's #991 — Verb — blepo — blep'-o ) "to have sight," is used of bodily Vision, e. ...
A — 2: ὁράω (Strong's #3708 — Verb — horao — hor-ah'-o ) with the form eidon, serving for its aorist tense, and opsomai, for its future tense (Middle Voice), denotes "to see," of bodily Vision, e. When the physical side recedes, horao denotes perception in general (as resulting principally from Vision)
Flavius Valerius Constantinus - Assured by a Vision that he would triumph in the sign of Christ, he marched on Rome and completely defeated Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge, October 28, 312
Morality - Moreover, on account of original sin, man's Vision of the moral law has become obscured, and the control of his passions has been lost, and hence without Divine aid he cannot long observe the moral law
Name - It may embody the spiritual Vision of parents for their child's future
Boldness (Holy): Congruous With the Gospel - They were told that they could not be indulged with a Vision of the Brother of the Sun and Cousin of the Moon, without going down on their hands and knees
Likeness - The first truth forms the basis for the prohibition of making any graven images (Exodus 20:4 ; Deuteronomy 4:16-18 ; see Idols) and perhaps explains Ezekiel's reluctance to speak of elements in his Vision in concrete terms (Ezekiel 1:5 ,Ezekiel 1:5,1:10 ,Ezekiel 1:10,1:16 ,Ezekiel 1:16,1:22 ,Ezekiel 1:22,1:26 ,Ezekiel 1:26,1:28 )
Open - Numbers 24:3 (a) This word represents an illuminated Vision wherein the one who was blind to the things of GOD, and the Word of GOD, has been touched by the Spirit of GOD so that he now sees things as GOD sees them, and evaluates things according to the mind of GOD
Great, Constantine the - Assured by a Vision that he would triumph in the sign of Christ, he marched on Rome and completely defeated Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge, October 28, 312
Brass - Daniel 10:6), is descriptively applied to the feet of Christ as He appeared in the Vision of St
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re8 - gives a new Vision of the ministry of angels
Joppa - Peter for a while lodged, restored Tabitha to life, and had his famous Vision of the sheet ( Acts 9:1-43 ; Acts 10:1-48 )
Isaiah - And the tradition concerning this event is, that it was brought upon him by the event of his publishing his Vision, (Isaiah 6:1-13) in which he saith, "he saw the Lord sitting on a throne high and lifted up
Precious - 3:1: “And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open Vision
Blindness - Many physical causes in those countries unite to injure the organs of Vision
Obadiah - I do not presume to say as much, but I humbly would ask, whether the close of his man's Vision hath not respect to the latter day glory, in a blessed event yet to be fulfilled
Joppa - , had his Vision teaching that the middle wall separating Jew and Gentile is broken down, and that the gospel is for all nations (Acts 10)
Salvius, Bishop of Alby - The account of this Dantesque Vision, which Gregory calls God to witness he heard from the bishop's own lips, is interesting (Hist
Obadiah, Book of - The title “The Vision of Obadiah” turns attention to the divine author, “vision” being a technical term for a prophetic revelation received from God
Foolishness - That wisdom consists in greater singleness of Vision both as regards ends and means. The inference is left as to the wavering Vision, both of end and of means, on the part of the children of light
Daniel the Prophet - God also gave them knowledge and skill in learning, and to Daniel He gave understanding in all Visions and dreams. The magic and astrology of Chaldea was not equal to it, and Daniel and his companions were in danger of being destroyed with all the wise men; but they turned to the God of heaven and prayed to Him, and the dream was revealed to Daniel in a night Vision. It was the Vision of the Great Image
New Jerusalem - First Enoch 90:28-29 relates a Vision of a transformation of the "old house" into a new one, representing a transformed Jerusalem. Sibylline Oracles 5:414-29 record God's provision of a new city (a temple is included in contrast to Revelation 21-22 , which may reflect a more earth-oriented perspective). The linguistic comparisons of the possible terminal points of each Vision are most striking ( Vision of John, given in apocalyptic motifs, merely a statement in sophisticated symbolism that God will be victor in the climax of history? These and other proposals appear in the literature that addresses this interpretive aspect of the new Jerusalem
Eli - ...
Not only had Eli, with all his envy, a very real and a very deep love for little Samuel; but along with that, and kept alive by that, he had a real, a living, and a deep faith in God, and in God's voices and Visions and answers to men. There had been no 'open Vision' for many a day in Israel. If his own sins and his sons' sins had shut silent the divine Vision, then Eli was all the more prepared to believe that the divine Vision would hereafter speak to better men than he had been. And when the divine Vision did begin to break its long silence, and to speak again,-for Eli to accept that Vision, even when it came in the shape of a sentence of capital punishment on himself and on his house,-well, if ever faith had her perfect work in an open mind, it was surely in castaway Eli's open mind. There has been nothing to call an open Vision. We have sinned away the open Vision. But God's mercies always come mingled up with God's judgments, and if you have Eli's loving heart for the rising generation of God's ministers; and if with that you have a still living, if hitherto a too-barren faith in the ever-living God; in alleviation of your punishment, and in reward of your faith and your love, He will send the beginning of the returning Vision before the end of your lost life. And even if that Vision comes to condemn your whole life, and to pass sentence on you, and on your evil house; yet, even so, better that than to live and die in the long absence and the total silence of an angry God. Let us believe and be sure that the coming generation will see Visions and hear voices that we have not been counted worthy to see or to hear, because of our great unfaithfulness and unfruitfulness, and because of our great blindness and disobedience
Hermas Shepherd of - It has been compared in the latter respect with Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, with Dante’s Divina Commedia, and with the Visions of such mystics as St. From the first Vision, with its revelation of the sinfulness of sins of thought, and of neglect of responsibility for others, to the last Parable, where the greatness of the Shepherd, the supernatural Being ‘to whom alone in the whole world hath authority over repentance been assigned’ (Sim. -The book is divided up into five Visions, twelve Mandates or Commandments, and ten Similitudes or Parables. The Visions form the introduction to the rest, the Shepherd not appearing until the last of these. ...
(1) Visions. -In the first Vision Hermas tells now, while journeying to Cumae, he saw in the opened heavens Rhoda, his former owner, whom he had recently met again, and whom he had begun to esteem as a sister. ’...
The second Vision takes place a year later, and in the same locality. ...
The main part of the third Vision is the revelation by the lady of the Church under the image of a tower being built by angels upon the waters of baptism. Hermas is next commissioned to rebuke the self-indulgence of the well-to-do and the ignorance and divisions of the rulers of the Church. He inquires why the lady was aged and weak in the first Vision, more youthful and joyous in the second, and still more so in the third, and learns that these appearances were the reflexion of his own changing spiritual state. ...
The fourth Vision occurs twenty days later, on the Campanian Way. The next three Mandates expand the provisions of the first-faith, fear, and temperance. The ninth Parable is an amplification of the third Vision. 2) and even to rebuke for their divisions and their ignorance (iii. In view of the Roman character of the Shepherd, it is interesting to note that the tower which represents the Church is represented as founded, not on Peter, but, in the third Vision, upon the waters of baptism, and, in the ninth Parable, upon the rock of the Son of God. In the fifth Vision there is an apparent reference to the belief in guardian angels. * Christ, Humanity of - His human intellect did not possess infinite knowledge which belonged only to His Divine intellect, but it possessed in the highest degree the beatific Vision, infused knowledge, and acquired knowledge
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2: ὄψις (Strong's #3799 — Noun Feminine — opsis — op'-sis ) is primarily "the act of seeing;" then, (a) "the face;" of the body of Lazarus, John 11:44 ; of the "countenance" of Christ in a Vision, Revelation 1:16 ; (b) the "outward appearance" of a person or thing, John 7:24
Simon - Peter on one occasion stayed in Simon’s house, and while there he had a Vision that prepared him to visit Cornelius and other Gentiles in Caesarea (Acts 9:43; Acts 10:1-23)
Immanuel - He has a Vision of the Virgin "conceiving and bringing forth a son"; he sees Him growing up in the midst of the poverty brought on by Achaz's wicked course, but he does not say that He will be born in the near future
Humanity of Christ - His human intellect did not possess infinite knowledge which belonged only to His Divine intellect, but it possessed in the highest degree the beatific Vision, infused knowledge, and acquired knowledge
Peter, Second Epistle of - This Vision made more sure the word of prophecy to which saints did well in taking heed, as to a light shining in a dark place, till the day dawned, and the day-star arose in their hearts
Angel - Those who remained faithful were rewarded with eternal happiness in the Vision of God; and the term "angel" used without modification is generally applied only to these
Baptism - Without the Sacrament of Baptism or martyrdom it is commonly taught that infants cannot attain to the enjoyment of the Beatific Vision
Gather - After he had seen the Vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them
Emmanuel Title - He has a Vision of the Virgin "conceiving and bringing forth a son"; he sees Him growing up in the midst of the poverty brought on by Achaz's wicked course, but he does not say that He will be born in the near future
Spirit (of the Dead), Necromancer - But in this particular incident, it seems that God rebuked Saul’s apostasy, either through a revived Samuel or through a Vision of Samuel
Face - The Apostle, speaking of the difference between our knowledge of God here and in heaven, says, "Now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face," 1 Corinthians 13:12 ; by which he shows the vast difference between our seeing or knowing God and divine things by an imperfect revelation to faith, and by direct Vision
Cherubim - So with the Vision of the cherubim in Ezekiel 10:1-20 ; 11:22
Macedonia - 55, Paul having been summoned to labor there by a supernatural Vision, Acts 16:9 20:1
Soul - Scripture informs us that the human soul will be judged after death, will be consigned to heaven or to hell, and on the Day of General Judgment renited with its body, the composite thenceforth to enjoy the Beatific Vision or to suffer the torments of the damned, for eternity
Dan'Iel - 534) he saw his last recorded Vision, on the banks of the Tigris
Obadi'ah - The book of Obadiah is a sustained denunciation of the Edomites, melting into a Vision of the future glories of Zion when the arm of the Lord should have wrought her deliverance and have repaid double upon her enemies
Beth'el - (Genesis 12:8 ; 13:3,4 ) Bethel was the scene of Jacob's Vision
Heed - ...
2: ὁράω (Strong's #3708 — Verb — horao — hor-ah'-o ) "to see," usually expressing the sense of Vision, is rendered "take heed" in Matthew 16:6 ; 18:10 , AV (RV, "see"); Mark 8:15 ; Luke 12:15 ; Acts 22:26 (AV only)
Zechariah, the Book of - " Like Ezekiel and Daniel, Zechariah delights in symbols, allegories, and Visions of angels ministering before Jehovah and executing His commands on earth. ) Symbolical (Zechariah 11:15-17 to chapter 6), nine Visions in one night. ...
In the second part, the interpretation of the Visions is given by the angel who knows Jehovah's will, intercedes with Jehovah for Israel, and by whom Jehovah speaks (Zechariah 1:9), "the angel that talked with me," or "in me"; compare 1 Peter 1:11, "the Spirit of Christ which was in the prophets. ...
The first Vision represents Jehovah' s messengers announcing that after walking to and fro through the earth they found it at rest (in contrast to and counterworking Satan who "walks to and fro upon the earth" to hurt the saints, Job 1:7); this secure rest of the pagan earth is the interceding Angel's plea for the desolate temple and Judah, and elicits Jehovah's great jealousy for Zion, so that He returns to her with mercies and with judgments on the pagan oppressor (Haggai 2:20-23). ...
The second Vision states how Jehovah will repair Jerusalem's breaches namely, as the four (the four cardinal points of the horizon marking worldwide extension) great world powers, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, scattered Judah and Israel, so four "destroying artificers" shall fray (strike terror into) and cast out the horns of the Gentiles which lifted up their horn over Judah (Psalms 75:4-5; Ezekiel 34:21; Luke 21:24). The third Vision is the man with line measuring Jerusalem; Messiah, its coming Restorer (Ezekiel 40:3; Ezekiel 41:42). ...
The next two (fourth and fifth) Visions (Zechariah 3-4) show Joshua the high priest's (representing Jerusalem) trial and vindication against Satan, being justified by Jehovah through Messiah the Righteous Branch, though unclean in himself (compare Psalms 109:6; Psalms 109:31; Luke 1:11; Judges 1:9; Judges 1:23; Romans 8:33-34; Isaiah 64:6; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 66:21; Revelation 19:8; Ezra 5:1-2). ...
The fifth Vision (Zechariah 4:1-9), the candlestick or chandelier with seven lights, fed by seven tubes apiece, borrowed from the tabernacle (Exodus 25:31, etc. "...
The sixth Vision (Zechariah 5:1-11) is the curse upon a flying roll, recorded against sin, over Judaea primarily and ultimately the whole earth; it shall extirpate the fraudulent and perjurers; compare in Zechariah's time Nehemiah 13:10; Malachi 3:5; Malachi 3:8. ...
Seventh Vision. ...
Eighth Vision. ...
Ninth Vision
Knowledge - Perhaps this attitude may have been accentuated for the Apostle by the fact that in his own experience so much of his knowledge should have come directly in Visions, as in the Vision of Jesus, the Exalted Christ (Acts 9:3), in the Vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:10), and in the Vision of the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12:1). John declares that all men have the organ of spiritual Vision by which God, who is light, is revealed to them. Many refuse to exercise this organ, and prefer to dwell in darkness, and thus lose the power of knowing, while spiritual Vision becomes clearer and stronger by a purer and better moral life. Paul conceives of the glory of God as having been long concealed by the clouds of earth, but at last having shone forth in undimmed splendour; and those who believe that Jesus is the Lord receive a Vision of God’s glory that illuminates all life, history, and experience
Apocalyptic - Apocalyptic writings are marked by distinctive literary features, particularly prediction of future events and accounts of Visionary experiences or journeys to heaven, often involving vivid symbolism. ...
Within Judaism apocalyptic faded out, but an apocalyptic Visionary tradition has remained alive within Christianity ever since. Daniel usually receives Visionary dreams in his sleep (2:19; 7:1), but he also has day-time Visions (10:4-5) and is able to pass on words from God like a traditional prophet (5:25-28). ...
One interesting difference between Revelation and all other apocalypses is the extent to which it leaves Visions unexplained. The usual pattern, both in Daniel and in the extrabiblical apocalypses, is that a Vision is followed by an explanation of the symbolism (Daniel 7:15-27 ; Zechariah 1:7-21 ), rather like the instances in which a parable of Jesus is followed by an interpretation (Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 ; Mark 4:1-20 ). In most cases the Visions are just related, so that the reader is challenged to provide the interpretation, as in the case of the majority of Jesus' parables. This appears vividly in the compelling Vision of uNIVersal worship in Revelation 5 , where John sees (and hears) the worship spreading from the throne in concentric circles outward, from the living creatures to the twenty-four elders, then to the myriads of angels (v. Similarly, but by very different means, the seals Visions in Revelation 6 teach that the decree of God underlies all the chaotic horrors of human experience, including imperial conquest (6:2), war (6:3), violent and premature death (6:7), and the supreme (inexplicable?) injustice of being murdered for loyalty to the Creator (6:9-11). But because the Vision has been given in which the power of the beast has already been destroyed, God's people can be assured that they will be kept safe under its rule. ...
In Revelation the same idea is conveyed immediately by the Vision of the risen Christ patrolling among the lampstands that represent the seven churches (1:20), and by his direct messages of warning and encouragement. The Vision that energizes apocalyptic is the day when "the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ" (Revelation 11:15 )
Eagle - nesher; properly the griffon vulture or great vulture, so called from its tearing its prey with its beak), referred to for its swiftness of flight (Deuteronomy 28:49 ; 2 Samuel 1:23 ), its mounting high in the air (Job 39:27 ), its strength (Psalm 103:5 ), its setting its nest in high places (Jeremiah 49:16 ), and its power of Vision (Job 39:27-30 )
Bethel - Here Jacob, on his way from Beersheba to Haran, had a Vision of the angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder whose top reached unto heaven (28:10,19); and on his return he again visited this place, "where God talked with him" (35:1-15), and there he "built an altar, and called the place El-beth-el" (q
Chariot - This Vision would be to Elisha a source of strength and encouragement, for now he could say, "They that be with us are more than they that be with them
Cloud - In the ‘Cloud Vision’ of Apoc
Army - John's Vision of the end time included the armies of heaven following the King of kings to victory over the beast and the false prophet (Revelation 19:11-21 )
Isaiah (2) - But it is characteristic of prophetic Vision to look into the far future as if it were present; and it makes not much difference, for the divine character of the prophecy whether it was uttered 500 or 700 years before its fulfilment
Burn, Burning - ...
A — 4: πυρόω (Strong's #4448 — Verb — puroomai — poo-ro'-o ) from pur, "fire, to glow with heat," is said of the feet of the Lord, in the Vision in Revelation 1:15 ; it is translated "fiery" in Ephesians 6:16 (of the darts of the evil one); used metaphorically of the emotions, in 1 Corinthians 7:9 ; 2 Corinthians 11:29 ; elsewhere literally, of the heavens, 2 Peter 3:12 ; of gold, Revelation 3:18 (RV, "refined")
Daniel - Daniel 6:28, compare; Daniel 1:21, though he does not appear to have remained at Babylon, and in "the third year of Cyrus" he saw his last recorded Vision, on the banks of the Tigris
Joppa - Here, too, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead; and in the house of Simon the tanner, by the seaside, was taught by a heavenly Vision that salvation was for Gentiles as well as Jews, Acts 9:1-11:30
Dan - In the division of the promised land Dan was the last of the tribes to receive his portion, which was the smallest of the twelve. Lastly, Dan is omitted from the list of those who were sealed by the angel in the Vision of St
Joshua the Son of Jehozadak - ...
Dealing with sin...
In a Vision that the prophet Zechariah saw, Joshua the high priest was standing before God in dirty garments
King, Christ as - The Old Testament hope for the future included a Vision of a new king like David, called the anointed one, or the Messiah in Hebrew (2 Samuel 7:16 ). Daniel contains a Vision of one to whom was given dominion, glory, and kingdom, one whom all peoples, nations, and languages would serve
Zechariah, Book of - The main body of the book (Zechariah 1:7 to Zechariah 6:15 ) is made up of a series of eight Visions and a symbolic action, after the manner of Ezekiel. The second Vision ( Zechariah 1:18-21 ) is of four horns the nations which have scattered the holy people and four smiths, who are to cast them down. The Vision that follows (ch. The prominent place given in these Visions to priest and king, as essential to the national life, is most significant. The seventh Vision ( Jeremiah 5:6-11 ) follows naturally upon the preceding. The last Vision ( Jeremiah 6:1-8 ) represents four chariots going forth upon the earth; of these the one that goes to the north executes the wrath of Jehovah upon those who have oppressed His people. The Visions opened with the horsemen that reported the earth as quiet; they close with the chariots that keep the world in subjection to Jehovah. The Visions centre in the hope of a glorious future for Jerusalem, with its Temple restored, its enemies stilled, its exiles returned, its sin forgiven, its wickedness removed, and with Jehovah’s spirit flowing in through priest and prince of Davidic line. The Visions lead on to the symbolic crowning of the promised ruler. In the Visions, the machinery of apocalypse, Introduced by Ezekiel, has been somewhat developed in its feature of angelic intermediaries. ...
The second main division of chs. The closing verses of the first section in this division (13:1 6) indicate a time when prophecy is utterly degraded idols, prophets, unclean spirit are evils to be removed. 14 gives another apocalyptic Vision of the siege of Jerusalem
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In Daniel, two angels who interpreted Visions were unnamed (7:16; 10:5), but other Visions were explained to Daniel by the angel Gabriel, who was instructed by a "man's voice" to undertake this task (8:15-16). ...
The seraphim were also thought of as winged, and in Isaiah's Vision they were stationed above the Lord's throne (6:1-2). According to the Vision their task was to participate in singing God's praises antiphonally. Uriel explained to Enoch many of his Visions (1Enoch 21:5-10; 27:2-4), interpreted Ezra's Vision of the celestial Jerusalem ( 2 Esdras 10:28-57 ), and explained the fate of the fallen angels who supposedly married human women (1Enoch 19:1-9; cf. On three occasions an angel visited Joseph in a Vision concerning Jesus (Matthew 1:20 ; 2:13,19 ). Again, this celestial being performed a service of reassurance and love for Mary and Mary of Magdala, who subsequently reported seeing "a Vision of angels" (Luke 24:23 )
Mary of Cleophas - She, with the women which came with Jesus from Galilee, "prepared spices and ointments" on the sabbath eve (Luke 23:55-56), and when the sabbath was past "came to see the sepulchre" (Matthew 28:1) and "to anoint Him" with the "sweet spices they had bought" (Mark 16:1), and then "saw the Vision of angels which said He was alive" (Luke 24:23)
Wilderness - Jerusalem is the "valley of Vision," rich in spiritual husbandry; whereas Babylon, the rival centre of influence, is spiritually barren and as restless as the sea (comp 57:20)
Renew, Renewing - , the adjustment of the moral and spiritual Vision and thinking to the mind of God, which is designed to have a transforming effect upon the life; in Titus 3:5 , where "the renewing of the Holy Spirit" is not a fresh bestowment of the Spirit, but a revival of His power, developing the Christian life; this passage stresses the continual operation of the indwelling Spirit of God; the Romans passage stresses the willing response on the part of the believer
Sea - Isaiah 57:20 ); (c) symbolically, in the apocalyptic Vision of "a glassy sea like unto crystal," Revelation 4:6 , emblematic of the fixed purity and holiness of all that appertains to the authority and judicial dealings of God; in Revelation 15:2 , the same, "mingled with fire," and, standing by it (RV) or on it (AV and RV marg
Cherub - In Ezekiel's Vision (10:1-20) they appear as living creatures supporting the throne of God
Calvary - , Queen Helena, mother of Constantine, had the site revealed to her in a Vision
Loins - ...
Daniel 10:5 (b) In this Vision the heavenly messenger had divine strength, power and ability that was pure as the gold, and beautiful in appearance
Well - These may consist of love, joy, peace, rest, comfort, happiness, gladness, zeal, Vision, confidence and trust
Think - While Peter thought on the Vision--Acts 10
Hair - Regarding the latter (a) it is used to signify the minutest detail, as that which illustrates the exceeding care and protection bestowed by God upon His children, Matthew 10:30 ; Luke 12:7 ; 21:18 ; Acts 27:34 ; (b) as the Jews swore by the "hair," the Lord used the natural inability to make one "hair" white or black, as one of the reasons for abstinence from oaths, Matthew 5:36 ; (c) while long "hair" is a glory to a woman (see B), and to wear it loose or dishevelled is a dishonor, yet the woman who wiped Christ's feet with her "hair" (in place of the towel which Simon the Pharisee omitted to provide), despised the shame in her penitent devotion to the Lord (slaves were accustomed to wipe their masters' feet), Luke 7:38,44 (RV, "hair"); see also John 11:2 ; 12:3 ; (d) the dazzling whiteness of the head and "hair" of the Son of Man in the Vision of Revelation 1:14 is suggestive of the holiness and wisdom of "the Ancient of Days;" (e) the long "hair" of the spirit-beings described as locusts in Revelation 9:8 is perhaps indicative of their subjection of their satanic master (cp
Ezekiel - Furthermore, the genuine Visionary experience (through which Ezekiel claimed to receive his knowledge) cannot be dismissed arbitrarily. He has been labeled neurotic, paranoid, psychotic, or schizophrenic because of his unusual behavior (for example, lying on one side for 390 days and on the other for 40 days, Ezekiel 4:4-6 ; shaving off his hair, Ezekiel 5:1-4 ; and his many Visions). The Temple Vision of Ezekiel 40-48 has several parallels in Revelation 21-22 , with its focus on the Holy City Jerusalem and the river flowing from the throne of God. ...
Few other books in the Old Testament contain such a rich blend of symbolic actions, Visions, figurative speech, and allegories to communicate God's messages. Visions form the content of 17 of the 48 chapters (1-3; 8-11; Ezekiel 37:1-14 ; Ezekiel 40-48 ). ...
Contents of the Book There are four major divisions of the book:...
1. A Vision of the restored people of God, Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 ...
God first appeared to Ezekiel in a storm cloud seated on a throne surrounded by cherubim (Ezekiel 1:1-28 ; Ezekiel 10:15 ). Ezekiel 8-11 contain an extended Vision that took Ezekiel to Jerusalem where he saw abominable worship practices in the Temple ( Ezekiel 8:1-18 ). The Vision of the valley of dry bones dramatically proclaimed the future resurrection of the nation (Ezekiel 37:1-14 ). ...
The closing Vision of the restored community announced hope for God's people in the future (Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 )
Philippi - ...
Paul and Philippi Paul first visited Philippi on his second missionary journey in response to his Macedonian Vision (Acts 16:9 )
Amos - The third part (7-9) records five Visions; the fifth Vision (9:1-10) prepares the glorious perspective of Messianic blessings (verses 11-15)
Forty Martyrs, the - The sentinel who watched the bath saw in a Vision angels descend and distribute rewards to all in the pond
Perfect - It is a goal to be sought (2 Corinthians 7:1 ; Hebrews 6:1 ) which, like the complete Vision of God, cannot be found this side of heaven (Ephesians 4:13 ; James 3:2 )
Catch - 1: ἁρπάζω (Strong's #726 — Verb — harpazo — har-pad'-zo ) "to snatch or catch away," is said of the act of the Spirit of the Lord in regard to Philip in Acts 8:39 ; of Paul in being "caught" up to paradise, 2 Corinthians 12:2,4 ; of the Rapture of the saints at the return of the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; of the rapture of the man child in the Vision of Revelation 12:5
Consider - 4), "to understand fully, consider closely," is used of not "considering" thoroughly the beam in one's own eye, Matthew 7:3 ; Luke 6:41 (AV, "perceivest"); of carefully "considering" the ravens, Luke 12:24 ; the lilies, Luke 12:27 ; of Peter's full "consideration" of his Vision, Acts 11:6 ; of Abraham's careful "consideration" of his own body, and Sarah's womb, as dead, and yet accepting by faith God's promise, Romans 4:19 (RV); of "considering" fully the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Hebrews 3:1 ; of thoughtfully "considering" one another to provoke unto love and good works, Hebrews 10:24
Isaiah - In Isaiah 24:1-35:10 , which would seem to belong to the time of Hezekiah, the prophet appears to look forward in prophetic Vision to the times of the exile and of the Messiah. But a very obvious and striking division of the book into two parts exists; the first part, including Isaiah 1:1-39:8 , and the second, the remainder of the book, Isaiah 40:1-66:24 . Sometimes the prophet beholds the Author of this deliverance in his humiliation and sorrows; and again, the remotest ages of the Messiah's kingdom present themselves to his enraptured Vision-when man, so long estranged from God, will have again returned to him; when every thing opposed to God shall have been destroyed, and internal and external peace universally prevail; and when all the evil introduced by sin into the world, will be for ever done away
Maria of Jesus - ...
Mystic and Visionary, she was given to ecstacies and trances. A Vision of her, known as the "Lady in Blue" was simultaneously reported teaching the native Tiguas and Caddoes in the areas of what are now New Mexico and Texas
Macedonia - The first country in Europe where Paul preached the gospel, in obedience to the Vision of a man of Macedonia, saying "come over and help us
Presence of God - Here Isaiah had a powerful Vision of the holy God (Isaiah 6:1 )
Blindness - In old age, Vision may be severely impaired in some persons (Genesis 27:1 )
Trance - ( Genesis 15:12 ) Balaam, as if overcome by the constraining power of a Spirit mightier than his own, "sees the Vision of God, falling, but with opened eyes. Though different in form, it belongs to the same class of phenomena as the gift of tongues, and is connected with "visions and revelations of the Lord" In some cases, indeed, it is the chosen channel for such revelations
Scorpion - Scorpions are mentioned three times in the apocalyptic Vision of the Fifth Trumpet or the First Wce (Revelation 9:3; Revelation 9:5; Revelation 9:10), and on each occasion they form part of the description of the locusts themselves or of their mission
Trance - It is stated that Peter fell into a trance, by which is meant that whilst his body was probably in a cataleptic condition his spirit was engaged in beholding a Vision (ὄραμα, Acts 10:19; Acts 11:5). The second stage of trance mentioned by Myers may be said to be reached when Visions, or ecstasy proper, are experienced. In the Visions of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 4:4-8) the bearing of the cords and the days of his boundness are considered by R
Gerizim - "...
The meaning of "Moriah" "what Jehovah has made one see", alluding to "the mount of the Vision of Jehovah" (Genesis 22:14), favors the view that the name "Moriah" in Genesis 22:2 is used by anticipation, and originated in Abraham's words, Genesis 22:14
Agreda, Maria de - ...
Mystic and Visionary, she was given to ecstacies and trances. A Vision of her, known as the "Lady in Blue" was simultaneously reported teaching the native Tiguas and Caddoes in the areas of what are now New Mexico and Texas
Desolation - When Jeremiah and Ezekiel, who most frequently use the words, mention חָרִבָה or שַׁמָה, they always have one thing in their mind—the Vision of a once peaceful and flourishing place which by fire and sword has been laid waste, and is left uninhabited
House - Thus the faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in Vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his household
Parched Ground - ; but on hasting towards it he finds the delightful Vision recede and at length disappear, and nothing remains but the hot sands
Macedonia - Not only is the suggested detail regarding the Apostle’s movements singularly flat and commonplace, but it is highly probable that the old division into tetrarchies had long ceased to have more than an antiquarian interest. Paul’s entry into Europe was occasioned by the Vision of ‘a man of Macedonia’ (Acts 16:9). ) has hazarded the suggestion that this man was no other than the historian of the Acts; in which case the night Vision would doubtless be preceded and followed by substantial arguments by day
Cherubim - ) But more particularly, in the Visional prophecy of Ezekiel. ...
If it be objected, that in the Vision of Isaiah, chap. so again, in the Vision of John, Revelation 8:1-13 where in both Scriptures, we find the seraphim, or cherubim, (for they mean one and the same), are represented as worshipping God, and hence it be said, is there not a contradiction in supposing JEHOVAH worshipping JEHOVAH? I answer, certainly there would be, if this were in reality the case
Apocalyptic Literature - The Vision Form. It is enough that he write as one who has had a Vision and is describing it. In view of the fact, however, that the Hebrew prophets frequently incorporate Visions into their writings (Isaiah 6, Jeremiah 24:1-3, Ezekiel 1:27, Isaiah 24-27), it is scarcely necessary to go outside of Israel to search for its origins. An angel explains the Vision (47, the Son of Man will overthrow and judge the kings and mighty ones of the ungodly). In a Vision of six mountains of metal which pass away, the destruction of the heathen world by the Messiah is portrayed. A Vision of Noah, an account of Leviathan and Behemoth, and various nature-elements which take part in the Flood are then given (60). Enoch narrates to his son Methusaleh two Visions which he saw before he had taken a wife to himself. The second Vision (85–90) unfolded before him the whole history of Israel from the creation of man to the end of time. The children of Israel appeared in this Vision in the forms of the clean animals (bulls, sheep, lambs, and goats). (From this fact this section of the book takes the title of ‘Vision of the Seventy Shepherds’)
Prophet - As the seer beheld the Visions of God, so the prophet proclaimed the divine truth revealed to him as one of an official order in a more direct way. As to symbolic actions, ninny are only parts of Visions, not external facts, being impossible or indecent (Jeremiah 13:1-10; Jeremiah 25:12-38; Hosea 1:2-11). ...
Each fresh utterance was by "vision" (Isaiah 6:1) or by "the word of Jehovah" (Jeremiah 2:1). The dream and Vision were lower forms of inspiration than Moses enjoyed, namely, "mouth to mouth, not in dark speeches"; directly, without the intervention of dream, Vision, or person (compare Exodus 33:11 with Joel 2:28; Daniel 1:17). The prophets did net generally speak in ecstatic unconsciousness, but with self possession, for "the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets" (1 Corinthians 14:32); but sometimes they did (Genesis 15; Daniel 7; Daniel 8; Daniel 10; Daniel 11; Daniel 12, "the Visions of Daniel"); "the Vision of Isaiah" (Isaiah 6); "the Vision of Ezekiel" (Ezekiel 1); "the Visions of Zechariah" (Zechariah 1; Zechariah 4; Zechariah 5; Zechariah 6); the Vision of Peter (Acts 10); of Paul (Acts 22:17; Acts 22:2 Corinthians 12); Job ( Jerusalem - The glorious Vision of the exaltation of Zion (Micah 4:1-8 ) and the transformation of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 40-48 ) had not yet been fulfilled. This Vision, along with the belief in the kingship of God and the coming of a Davidic messiah, continued to be cherished in the hearts of the faithful. He envisioned the “man of sin” who comes before the Day of the Lord as...
appearing in Jerusalem (1619110855_8 ). ...
Jerusalem figures in the final Vision of Revelation. This incomparably beautiful city is described in such a way that it is clear that the goal of the whole sweep of biblical revelation (the glory of the nations, the tree of life, a river of life, eternal Vision of and communion with God) is fulfilled, and God reigns with His people forever and ever (Revelation 21-22:5 )
Micah, Theology of - ...
In a breathtaking turn, he shifts from these judicial sentences reducing Jerusalem to a heap of rubble and its temple to a forested height to seven Visions pertaining to Israel's "last days" (4:1,6; 5:10), a future that paradoxically reverses the present situationthe "now" of distress (4:9,11; 5:1, not translated in NIV)and at the same time brings to a fitting outcome that toward which it is striving. ...
In the first of these Visions with regard to the last days Micah sees Mount Zion established as the true religion over all false, pagan religions (4:1). ...
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). ...
In the fourth Vision, Micah transforms the cry of the exiles going into Babylon into the cry of a woman in labor. ...
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. Clowney, Dreams, Visions and Oracles ; K
Peter - ...
In spite of all this, a special Vision from God was necessary to convince Peter that uncircumcised Gentiles were to be accepted into the church freely, without their first having to submit to the Jewish law (Acts 10:9-16). As a result of the Vision he went to Caesarea, where a God-fearing Roman centurion, along with his household, believed the gospel and received the Holy Spirit the same as Jewish believers (Acts 10:17-48). Peter silenced them by describing his Vision and telling them of the events at Caesarea (Acts 11:1-18)
Error - —As one who lived in the undimmed Vision of holiness and truth, ‘who saw life steadily and saw it whole,’ Jesus must have felt with an intensity we cannot fathom how sin had distorted the reason of man as well as perverted his affections. But the eye brings with it the power of seeing; what we see depends not merely upon the object, but upon the organ of Vision. Thus the ‘pure heart’ is the condition of the Vision of God (Matthew 5:8)
Sincerity - Sincerity implies the single heart and eye, which alone can receive the Vision of God. It is the condition of spiritual Vision. It is the unpurged mind that misses the Vision
Iron (2) - " Iron symbolizes the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar's Vision (Daniel 2), namely, Rome
Unity - The prophetic Vision of God's future anticipates the day when God will reunite the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, bringing back all the scattered exiles (Ezekiel 37:15-23 )
Hair - ...
Song of Solomon 5:11 (b) The black hair of our wonderful Lord JESUS was an indication of his youthful character, His power, vigor, Vision and activity as a rich young king
Jude - Jude refers to the Vision in Zechariah 3:1-3
Anoint - The setting up of a stone and anointing it by Jacob, as here recorded, in grateful memory of his celestial Vision, probably became the occasion of idolatry, in succeeding ages, and gave rise to the erection of temples composed of shapeless masses of unhewn stone, of which so many astonishing remains are scattered up and down the Asiatic and the European world
Elijah - He fled into the wilderness, and was brought to Horeb, the mount of God, where he was comforted by a Vision of God's power and grace
Cross, Crucify - ...
As for the Chi, or X, which Constantine declared he had seen in a Vision leading him to champion the Christian faith, that letter was the initial of the word "Christ" and had nothing to do with "the Cross" (for xulon, "a timber beam, a tree," as used for the stauros, see under TREE)
Mary Magdalene - She, Salome, and Mary mother of James, "when it was yet dark," at early "dawn of the first day of the week," "came to see the sepulchre," "bringing the sweet spices which they had prepared" wherewith to "anoint Him," in a liquid state, since they regarded the use of the powdered spices of Nicodemus wrapped in the swathes as an incomplete and provisional interment (Matthew 28:1; Luke 24:1; Mark 16:1-2). ...
The Vision of angels that told her and the rest that Jesus was risen gladdened her at first, then her sorrows returned, she thought it but a Vision
Goodness - For man, having once seen the perfect manhood of the Christ, and felt His power to overcome sin and death, had gained a Vision of religion that might perpetuate such a type, and the Vision would not lightly fade
Look - We must be content, therefore, to study Christ’s look in the more objective sense in which it expresses simply the act of Vision. Retaining God continually in the field of Vision, Jesus’ sight was not thereby dimmed, but only purged and purified for all other exercise
Peniel - A spot remarkable in Scripture from the Vision of Jacob. " (John 1:18) Let the reader read the whole passage concerning this Peniel, this hallowed ground, as it is recorded through the whole chapter, (Genesis 32:1-32) and let him then compare what is there said with what the prophet Hosea, about a thousand years after, said concerning this Vision; and let him then, looking up for the teaching of God the Holy Ghost, determine for himself
Ananias - A Christian disciple who dwelt in Damascus, and to whom Christ appeared in a Vision telling him to go to Saul of Tarsus, who was praying and had Seen in a Vision a man named Ananias coming in and laying his hands on him that he might receive his sight (Acts 9:10-17)
Merit - Hence, man can now, in virtue of the merits of Christ and with the help of His graces, strictly merit before God a supernatural reward in the form of the beatific Vision
Divination - The Bible supposes that a priority rests on revelatory forms (dream, Vision, oracle) rather than on inductive ones (Urim/ Thummim, ephod)
Cup - ...
In a Vision of destruction recorded by Jeremiah (25:15), God will force all the nations to drink from his cup and stagger to destruction
False Prophet - I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false Vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds
Kedron - This gives point to Ezekiel's Vision (Ezekiel 47:8); the waters from under the right side of the temple went E
Miriam - God's reply implies that, though receiving prophetical revelations, she did not receive them "mouth to mouth apparently" and immediately as Moses, who "beheld the similitude of the Lord," whereas she and others saw only in a "vision" or "dream
Bed - Stones served as Jacob's "pillows" (Hebrew) and afterwards as the consecrated pillar to commemorate the divine Vision granted him (Genesis 28:11)
Tithe - (Genesis 14:20 ; Hebrews 7:2,6 ) ...
Jacob, after his Vision at Luz, devoting a tenth of all his property to God in case he should return home in safety (Genesis 28:22 ) The first enactment of the law in respect of tithe is the declaration that the tenth of all produce, as well as of flocks and cattle belongs to Jehovah and must be offered to him that the tithe was to be paid in kind, or, if redeemed, with an addition of one fifth to its value
Bethlehem - )...
A field southeast of town has been identified as the place where the shepherds had the Vision of the angels
Rain - This is true in the early part of our lives when the mind is active, the Vision is clear, and there is strength for action
Mirror - The older interpretation-‘beholding as in a mirror’-loses the parallel between Moses’ direct Vision of God and ours (by faith) of Christ, and fails to do justice to the ‘unveiled face
Hair - In the Apocalyptic Vision of Christ, His hair is said to be ‘while as white wool, as snow’ (Revelation 1:14), a detail of dignity borrowed from the OT picture of Jahweh, as ‘ancient of days’ (Daniel 7:9)
Hades - In the author’s Vision of the Judgment (Revelation 20:11 ff
Peace: of a Believer - True peace will increase till it melts into the eternal rest of the beatific Vision, where ...
'Not a wave of trouble rolls Across the peaceful breast
Lamp - And when the Lord Jesus appeared to John, he was seen in the midst of the golden candlesticks (Revelation 1:12-13) And John saw before the throne, at another Vision, seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, (Revelation 4:5) (See also Exodus 25:37; Exo 37:23; Numbers 8:2; Zechariah 4:2) No doubt, that besides the general use of lighting the temple, they had a reference to spiritual things, and were meant as emblems of the illuminating and brightening offices of God the Holy Ghost to the churches and people
Answer - , where this “answering” is recorded, it is quite clear that God initiated the encounter and that, although He spoke with Jacob, the emphasis is on the Vision of the ladder and the relationship with God that it represented
Thorn - Some think it was sore eyes and defective Vision
Axe - Under this image of the axe, the road-maker (Matthew 3:3) has his Vision of the wood-cutter and his effectual working (Matthew 3:10)
Draught of Fishes - Peter, who some time before had been brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew (John 1:41) and had followed Him as His disciple (Matthew 4:18, Mark 1:16), now begs Jesus to depart from him for he is ‘a sinful man’ [1], but on a repeated command leaves all and follows Jesus
Wing - ...
The word “wing” appears 109 times in the Hebrew Old Testament, with particular concentration in the description of the 2 cherubim of wood in Solomon’s temple and in Ezekiel’s Vision of the “creatures,” or cherubim
Throne - Isaiah received a Vision of God’s glory revealed in the temple ( Elijah - In Mount Sinai the downcast man of God was witness of Jehovah's strength and experienced Jehovah's tenderness in a very remarkable Vision
Shushan - Here also Daniel had the Vision of the ram with two horns, and the goat with one horn, &c, in the third year of Belshazzar's reign
Almond Tree - ]'>[1] This is the first Vision with which the Prophet was honoured; and his attention is roused by a very significant emblem of that severe correction with which the Most High was hastening to visit his people for their iniquity: and from the species of tree to which the rod belonged, he is warned of its near approach
Shushan - Here Daniel had the Vision of the ram and he-goat, in the third year of Belshazzar, Daniel 8:1-27
Daniel - He was chosen, with his three companions, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, to reside at Nebuchadnezzar's court, where he received a suitable education, and made great progress in all the sciences of the Chaldeans, but declined to pollute himself by eating provisions from the king's table, which would often be ceremonially unclean to a Jew, or defiled by some connection with idol-worship. At a later period he interpreted another dream of Nebuchadnezzar, and afterwards the celebrated Vision of Belshazzar-one of whose last works was to promote Daniel to an office much higher than he had previously held during his reign, Daniel 5:29 8:27 . In the third year of Cyrus, he had a series of Visions disclosing the state of the Jews till the coming of the promised Redeemer; and at last we see him calmly awaiting the peaceful close of a well-spent life, and the gracious resurrection of the just
Solomon's Song - This I know not how to express otherwise than by a calm, delightful abstraction of the soul from all concerns of the world; and sometimes a kind of Vision of fixed ideas and imaginations of being alone in the mountains or some solitary wilderness, far from mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God
Revelation (2) - Some of the most saintly lives that the world has seen have been lived in the strength of the conviction that the changes and chances, as others call them, of the years are but the unveiling of a Divine face; and that the Vision of God becomes brighter when seen through the mists of pain. Revelation 4:2), he heard the Heavenly voice pronouncing judgment on the Churches, and saw in a Vision the Heavenly figure which is always standing unseen in their midst. Paul when the Vision of the Christ at the gates of Damascus changed the whole course of his carcer; ‘it pleased God to reveal his Son in me’ (Galatians 1:16) is his description of the experience. It may be—we do not know—that sometimes a true Vision of the spiritual order has proved too much for a brain intellectually feeble, and that the mental powers have been permanently injured by too great an effort being demanded of them. But to conclude, therefore, that all alike who have claimed to have had Visions of the spiritual order, or who believe that God has answered their prayers directly, are necessarily insane, would be a strangely perverse and illogical inference. Despite these abnormal cases, the men of spiritual insight who see ‘visions,’ who live near to the boundary of the spiritual order, are the truly ‘practical’ men, and achieve most of enduring benefit for the race. Not all at once can we expect to experience the Beatific Vision, but only in proportion as we grow more and more into the Divine likeness, and learn, through the slow and often disappointing discipline of life, to read the Divine purposes. ...
It is the consummation of this progress, both for the individual and for the race, which is portrayed in the Vision of the prophet as the moment when ‘the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together,’—not as isolated individuals, but as members of the great company of the saints,—‘they shall see it together: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it’ (Isaiah 40:5). That is his way of expressing a great principle which we have already considered, that revelation, to be instructive, presupposes a certain mental capacity, a keenness of spiritual Vision, in those to whom it is addressed. But, he adds, allegorizing the old story of the veil on the face of Moses, ‘if they turn to the Lord, the veil is removed’ (Acts 3:16), and an open Vision is
Ascension of Isaiah - The first five chapters deal in the main with Manasseh’s wickedness and Isaiah’s martyrdom, with a curious insertion (3:13b-4:18) which claims to be a Vision foretelling the life of Christ and the fortunes of His Church, awkwardly introduced as explaining the wrath of Beliar which occasioned the martyrdom of Isaiah. This narrates how in the twenty-sixth year of his reign Hezekiah called Manasseh to receive accounts of Visions which he had seen (1:1, 2). ’...
(b) The Vision of Isaiah (6-11). Isaiah returns to his body and binds Hezekiah to secrecy concerning the Vision. The Vision is quoted not only by Jerome, Com. The Ethiopic, Slavonic, and Latin texts of 6:1 imply the title ‘Vision of Isaiah,’ and so does Montfaucon’s Canon. As Charles observes: ‘that such a work was incorporated in the Ascension might also be inferred from 1:2b-5a, which describe the contents of Hezekiah’s Vision. Beliar is regarded as served by Manasseh and ruling in his heart (1:8, 9, 11; 2:1, 4, 7; 3:11; 5:1, 15), and as aiding Belchira (5:3), The name ‘Beliar’ is absent from the Vision, and in the Test. In part the two seem identical; both dwell and rule in the firmament (7:9; 4:2), take possession of Manasseh (2:1; 1:9; 3:11; 5:1), are wroth with Isaiah for his Visions (5:15; 3:13; 5:1), and cause Isaiah to be sawn asunder (11:41; 5:15)
Supper - In keeping with Greek custom among certain gilds, each one brought with him his basket of provisions, and these were spread indiscriminately before, and partaken of by, the company present as a corporate body. It is a Vision of the final consummation of the Kingdom, including the overthrow of the kings of the earth, the binding and loosing again of Satan, and general judgment. But, in this Vision of the Messiah’s final victory over His foes, it must be remembered that, though He is pictured as a silent and implacable conqueror, who has vanquished all His foes and disposed of them in huge masses, leaving them to their inexorable doom, yet He is not described as a merely human, vindictive conqueror
Jacob - The Vision of angels was the counterpart of that he had formerly seen at Bethel, when, twenty years before, the weary, solitary traveller, on his way to Padan-aram, saw the angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder whose top reached to heaven (28:12). See references to his Vision at Bethel and his possession of land at Shechem in John 1:51 ; 4:5,12 ; also to the famine which was the occasion of his going down into Egypt in Acts 7:12 (See LUZ ; BETHEL
Daniel - Through the example of his life and the Visions recorded in his book, Daniel had a great influence upon people of later generations. The name that Jesus most commonly used of himself, the Son of man, was taken from Daniel’s Vision of the heavenly and universal king (Daniel 7:13-14; Mark 2:28; Mark 14:62); the writer to the Hebrews used Daniel as an example of the person of true faith (Hebrews 11:33); and John, in the book of Revelation, recorded Visions that were based largely on those of Daniel (cf. The first deals with stories of selected people of God in a heathen country, the second with Visions that God gave to his servant Daniel. ...
Because of the many Visions recorded in it, the book of Daniel has characteristics of that kind of Hebrew literature known as apocalyptic (from the Greek apokalupto, meaning ‘to reveal or uncover’). In apocalyptic literature the Visions are always strange, with weird symbolism that often features fierce beasts. ...
The first of Daniel’s Visions was of four beasts that symbolized the successive empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The next Vision developed details of one of the four empires, namely, the Greek (8:1-27). ...
At the time of Daniel’s Visions, the Jews were still in captivity in Babylon, but expected to return to their homeland soon
Daniel, Book of - They present Visions of God and His future acts, describing in figurative language the future of peace and victory rising out of current troubles. ...
The Visions and angelic figures of Daniel along with its strongly figurative, symbolic language tie it closely to the apocalyptic. The two languages combine to form two distinctly separate sections of the book (1–6; 7–12), the first told in narrative form about Daniel and his friends with a historical conclusion (Daniel 6:28 ) and the second told in form of Daniel's Visions. ...
In Daniel 1-6 the dreams or phenomena come to heathen kings, but in Daniel 7-12 Daniel has the Visions. In Daniel 1-6 Daniel is the one who interprets the dreams, but in 7–12 “someone” else interprets the dreams and Visions to Daniel. Daniel's Visions Point the Way Through Persecution to Hope (Daniel 7:1-12:13 ). Vision of four beasts shows four kingdoms to be overcome by Son of man and saints of the Most High, who will reign forever (Daniel 7:1-28 ). Vision of ram, he goat, and four horns points to passing of Persians, Medes, and of proud Greeks, one of whom will interrupt daily sacrifices of Temple for a while (Daniel 8:1-27 ). A heaven-sent Vision shows that Scripture points to battles between north and south until the northern king proudly triumphs and persecutes the people of God's covenant, taking away their sacrificial system and desecrating the Temple, but facing disaster in the end (Daniel 10:1-11:45 ). The first sees Daniel standing in the precise line of previous prophets, so that every detail of his Visions points to the future and not the past
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In the apocalyptic Vision, as elsewhere in the NT, the work of judgment is compared to the vintage
Kidron (1) - It is probable that the place of the ‘graves of the common people’ ( Jeremiah 26:23 ) was also here, and it has been suggested, from a comparison with Jeremiah 31:40 , with less plausibility, that this may have been the scene of Ezekiel’s Vision of the dry bones ( Ezekiel 37:1-28 )
Gate (2) - The gates of the city were closed at night, hence in the Vision of the city where there is no night they remain unclosed (Revelation 21:25)
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In Revelation 1:18 the Son of Man in John’s Vision says: ‘I have the keys of death and of Hades,’ i
Wing - It also gets smaller and smaller to the Vision until it is lost in the skies
Caesarea - Cornelius, a Roman centurion, influenced by a Vision to send to Joppa for St
Corn - And these lessons from the corn in the records of the Lord’s ministry may be greatly extended as we recall what He said about the sowing of the corn (parable of the Sower) and its reaping (the Tares and the Wheat); how He saw in the white fields a Vision of a great spiritual harvest only waiting to be gathered (John 4:35); how at Capernaum He turned the people’s minds from the barley bread of the previous day’s miracle to think of Himself as the Bread of Life (John 6); and said of the broken loaf at the Last Supper, ‘Take, eat, this is my body
Deliverance - And we can hardly doubt that, as He looked upon that long and sad procession of the bodily wrecks that came to Him ‘at even’ (Mark 1:32), the heart of the Missioner in Christ was kindled by the Vision of souls that would be set free to fulfil better their purpose of life when the numbed or tortured body was given rest and cure
Peter, First Epistle of - The thought of a 'spiritual house' composed of living stones, in 1 Peter 2 connects the epistle with the revelation given to Peter in Matthew 16 — as the reference to the Mount of Transfiguration in the second epistle brings before our minds the Vision of the kingdom in Matthew 17 , of which Peter was eye-witness
Animals, Clean And Unclean - ...
It is clear from scripture that the prohibition of certain creatures as unclean affected Israel only, and the Vision given to Peter manifests that thisrestriction is done away in Christ
Daniel - It is generally believed that he died at Susa, soon after his last Vision, which is dated in the third year of the reign of Cyrus
Mouth Lips - Even in such purely imaginative descriptions as those of Christ seen in Vision, with the sword proceeding from His mouth (Revelation 1:16, etc
Enoch Book of - Yet another recurring feature, and one common to this apocalyptic literature, is the reserving of the Visions and the books of Enoch for the last days, for the elect to read and understand. ...
A Dream Vision of Enoch. 4-6); as he reads it he falls asleep and sees Visions of chastisement, which he recounts to them (xiii. The message of the Vision is given in xiv. He ascends in the Vision to heaven, post crystal walls into a crystal house and a greater house beyond, to the blazing throne of the Great Glory (xiv. 1 commences ‘the second Vision … of wisdom’; till the present day such wisdom has never been given as is embodied in these three Parables recounted to those that dwell on the earth (xxxvii. ); Vision of fallen angels in Prison (lxiv. -Two Dream Visions: (a) lxxxiii. ...
(a) Vision of earth’s destruction: Mahalalel bids Enoch pray that a remnant may remain (lxxxiii. 28:2-this title is implied in the division of the work into books; 1 En xiv. : Visions and journeys (for contents see above). l, and has the ‘angel of peace’ as interpreter of the Vision (so Charles, Enoch, p. The problem is the oppression of the righteous by the kings and mighty, and the solution consists in a Vision of the coming liberator and vindicator, the Messiah of supernatural power and privilege. : The Dream Visions...
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Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - there was in circulation a book of Visions and allegories purporting to be written by one Hermas and commonly known as The Shepherd. The first part consists of Visions. But a little time after he had a Vision. The Vision presents all the characteristics of a real dream; the want of logical connexion between the parts, the changes of scene, the fading out of Rhoda as principal figure and the appearance of the aged lady in her room; the substitution of quite a different offence for the sinful thought which weighed on his conscience at the beginning; the physical distress in his sleep at first presenting the idea of walking on and on without being able to find an outlet, afterwards of mental grief at words spoken to him; the long reading of which only the words spoken immediately before awaking are remembered,—all these indicate that we are reading not a literary invention like the dream of the Pilgrim's Progress, but the recital, a little dressed up it may be, of a dream which the narrator really had. In another Vision, a year after, he saw again the lady and her book, and received the book to copy, but still it conveyed no idea to his mind. In subsequent Visions we have a different account of the matter; he sees in each a woman more and more youthful in appearance, whom he is taught to identify with the church of his former Vision; and it is explained that he saw her old at first because the spirit of Christians had been broken by infirmity and doubt, and afterwards more youthful as by the revelations made him their spirit had been renewed. After his first two Visions Hermas watched eagerly for new revelations, and set himself to obtain them by fasting and prayer. In those later Visions, while the pictures presented to his mind are such as we can well believe to have been dream representations, the explanations given of them have a coherence only to be found in the thoughts of a waking man. At the end of the first part he has the Vision in which he sees a man dressed like a shepherd, who tells him that he is the angel of repentance and the guardian to whose care he had been entrusted. Are we to suppose that Hernias in relating his Visions intended no more than to present edifying lessons in an allegorical form, and that it was merely as an instructive fiction that the book was regarded when it was introduced into public reading in the church? Donaldson says: "If the book be not inspired, then either the writer fancied he had seen these Visions, or tried to make other people fancy this, or he clothed the work in a fictitious form designedly and undisguisedly. These details might be fictitious, as the angels, the towers, and the beasts of the Visions. We could not even assume that his name was Hermas for the narrator of the Visions, who bears this name, might be an imaginary personage But we ourselves feel bound to reject this as altogether mistaken criticism, and as an application to the 2nd cent. " If the authorities of the church regarded it merely as a novel, would they have appointed it for public reading? At the end of the century Clement and others shew no doubt of the reality of the Visions Were the men of a couple of generations earlier likely to have been more severe in their judgments, and would an angelic appearance seem to them so incredible that one who related it would be regarded as the narrator of a fiction that he did not intend to be believed? The book itself contains directions to the rulers of the Roman church to send the volume to foreign churches. A man at the present day might publish a story of Visions, and be persuaded that his readers would not take him seriously, but no one in the 2nd cent. In particular, if we are to set down as fools all who have believed that supernatural intimations may be given in dreams, our list would be a long one, and would include many eminent names; and though modern science may regard Visions as phenomena admitting a natural explanation, it is not reasonable to expect such a view from the science of the 2nd cent. What Hermas tells of his personal history and of the times and circumstances of his Visions conveys to us the impression of artless truth. On the other hand, if the book be true history, it is very much to the point that Hermas should get a revelation, directing his wife to keep her tongue in better order, and his children to pay more respect to their parents; nor need we suppose Hermas guilty of dishonesty in thus turning his gift of prophecy to the advantage of his family comfort; for nothing can be more natural than that the thoughts which troubled his waking moments should present themselves in his Visions. There is nothing incredible in the supposition that the pictures of the first Vision did present themselves to the mind of Hernias as he relates them. Still, it is a year before he has another Vision. But perhaps his language expresses no more than his belief in the divine inspiration under which he wrote, for elsewhere he states that he does not regard the personages of his Visions as having objective reality, and those things which in the earlier part are represented as spoken to him by the church are afterwards said to have been spoken by God's Spirit under the form of the church. 8) to go after three days and speak in the hearing of all the saints the words he had heard in his Vision. The question was asked, Was it possible to renew such again to repentance? In both our Lord's second coming was eagerly looked forward to, and a knowledge of God's coming dealings with His church sought for from Visions and revelations. At the time of the Visions he was apparently farming. According to a reading which there seems no good ground to question, he supposes himself in one of his Visions to have been transported to Arcadia, and Mahaffy says (Rambles in Greece, p. Zahn conjectures that Hermas was born in Egypt because the architecture of the tower of Hermas's Visions resembles the description in Josephus of the Jewish temple in the Egyptian Heliopolis
Temple - The biblical authors from Moses through Ezekiel and Haggai to John of Patmos never describe a complete temple, but offer a Vision of what the temple was to be: the locus of the presence of God. ...
Offering a Vision rather than a blueprint for the temple is in keeping with the inherent ambiguity of the concept "temple of the Lord, " for how can the transcendent deity be localized in a building? The Vision is also in keeping with the function of temple as a symbol. God appears to the newly created covenantal community, a community formed by the exodus and, now at Sinai (which parallels Jerusalem as a place par excellence for "visions" of God), given an identity, including instructions where Yahweh's presencewith the full implication of both blessing and dangerwould be manifest (Exodus 24-26 ; 33:12-17 ). The tent is a "portable temple" of sorts, but not provisional nor simply a pattern; rather, the tent is a unique "dwelling. What responses do we find in Scripture to the building of the temple beyond those found in the immediate context of it being built?...
Rather than "going up" to the mountain of the house of the Lord to hear the word of the Lord, as in the eschatological Visions of Isaiah and Micah (4:1-2), the Babylonians "descend" upon the temple to break down its wall and carry off the temple treasures. Temple theology is most fruitful when it is functioning as a powerful symbol, with the ability to be fully grounded in (sacred) space and yet generate new metaphoric associationsa Vision of life in the presence of the Lord
Amos - The simple life of the uplands, the isolation from the dissipation of a wealthier civilization, the aloofness from all priestly or prophetic guilds, had doubtless much to do with the directness of his Vision and speech, and with the spiritual independence which found in him so noble an utterance. The direct call from God to testify against the unrighteousness of both kingdoms had probably come to him not long before; and amidst the throng at Bethel he proclaimed his Vision of Jehovah standing with a plumb-line to measure the deflection of Israel, and prepared to punish the iniquity of the house of Jeroboam II. ’...
(iii) 7 9:10, a series of five Visions, interrupted in Amos 7:10-17 by the account of Amaziah’s attempt to intimidate Amos. The Visions are ( a ) the devouring locusts ( Amos 7:1-3 ); ( b ) the consuming fire ( Amos 7:4-6 ); ( c ) the plumb-line ( Amos 7:7-9 ); ( d ) the basket of summer fruit ( Amos 8:1-3 ); ( e ) the smitten sanctuary, and destruction of the worshippers ( Amos 9:1-10 ). In that direct Vision of Jehovah, Amos learned the truths which he was the first to proclaim to the world: that Jehovah was the God of the whole earth; that the nations were in His keeping; that justice and righteousness were His great demands; that privilege, if it meant opportunity, meant likewise responsibility and liability to the doom of those who have seen and have not believed
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - Visions are mentioned six times. He describes his Vision in Abel-Maul, following on his sudden realization of the world’s sin. He describes his second Vision; seven angels consecrate him and put on him the high-priestly robes; they foretell his descendants’ three-fold offices (i. At Bethel Jacob is told in Vision that Levi is to be priest; he pays tithes to God through him (ix. He gives an account or his Vision on the Mount of Olives: Levi obtains the sun, Judah the moon, and Joseph ascends on a winged bull. In a second Vision-that of the Ship of Jacob in a storm-Joseph flees in a boat, Levi and Judah keep together; at Levi’s prayer they reach land (v. He recounts his two-fold Vision: (1) of twelve harts, of which three remained and became lambs, then all were restored as twelve sheep; (2) of twelve bulls-then of a lamb which overcame all the beasts who attacked him (xix. He tells how he had a Vision of Joseph in his absence (x. ...
(a) The primary authority now extant for the text is the Greek version, which Charles divides into two main divisions, the α text and the β text
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - Nahum's theophanic Vision portrays clouds as the dust of Yahweh's feet (1:3). In Ezekiel's inaugural Vision, Yahweh emerges from a great cloud riding upon his celestial palanquin (1:4,28), and the temple is filled with a cloud some fourteen months later when the covenant lawsuit is completed and executive judgment is about to be poured out (10:3-4). The remaining twenty-two New Testament occurrences of the word "cloud" appear in the context of theophany, and encompass six theologically crucial, eschatologically related events or Visionary scenes in salvation history: (1) the pillar of cloud at the exodus, viewed as a type of Christian baptism in the time of eschatological fulfillment (1 Corinthians 10:1-2 ); (2) Jesus' transfiguration, as a foretaste of the kingdom of God, during which the Father appears and speaks in a cloud (Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ); (3) Jesus' ascension, explained by the angels as a paradigm for his return (Acts 1:9 ); (4) the "mighty angel" descending from heaven wrapped in a cloud, announcing (against the eschatological backdrop of Daniel 12:7 ) that time should be no longer (Revelation 10:1 ); (5) the two resurrected witnesses ascending to heaven in a cloud, described in the context of the eschatological measuring of the temple of God (Revelation 11:12 ); and (6) Jesus' parousia, against the backdrop of Daniel 7:13 , as the Son of Man coming with/on/in a cloud/the clouds/the clouds of heaven (Matthew 24:30 ; 26:64 ; Mark 13:26 ; 14:62 ; Luke 12:54 ; 21:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; Revelation 1:7 ; 14:14-16 )
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Whereas the first creation narrative presents a comprehensive Vision of God's activity, the second (2:4-25) focuses on the creation of humanity, God's supreme work. , to dominate Vision); it is also to be placed on the hands (i. The community at worship also has a Vision of human work. ...
This Vision of God's work at the center of human life, and the blessing of human work that results, is magnificently illustrated in the prophets' eschatological Vision. ...
The New Testament concludes with an unparalleled Vision of God alive and active in history, bringing the historical process to consummation
Peter - He laid the foundation of the church among the Jews on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-47, and, after a special Vision and revelation, among the Gentiles also, in the conversion of Cornelius
Bethel - " It was expressly so named by Jacob, when he had the Vision of the heavenly ladder, on his way from his father at Beersheba to Harsh (Genesis 28:19; Genesis 31:13)
Seal - 1, strengthened by kata, intensive, is used of the "book" seen in the Vision in Revelation 5:1 , RV, "close sealed (with seven seals)," the successive opening of which discloses the events destined to take place throughout the period covered by chapters 6 to 19
Beersheba - Long afterward, on Jacob's descent to Egypt, he halted there, sacrificed unto the God of Isaac, and had a Vision of God encouraging him to go down
Church: Her Glory in Tribulation - ' It was a fair Vision to gaze upon, and reminded us 'of the mystic rainbow, which the seer of Patmos beheld, which was round about the throne, for it strikes us that it was seen by John as a complete circle, of which we see but the half on earth; the upper arch of manifest glory we rejoice to gaze upon, but the lower and foundation arch of the eternal purpose, upon which the visible display of grace is founded, is reserved for our contemplation in another world
Fire - The appearance of Christ in John's Vision (Revelation 1:14 ; Revelation 2:18 ), was with eyes “as a flame of fire,” and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:3 ), was accompanied by “tongues like as of fire
Prophet - The "prophet" proclaimed the message given to him, as the "seer" beheld the Vision of God
Yoke - When from the fields His eye turned to the Scriptures to survey the story of His people, on many a page the yoke met His Vision
Ananias - By the Lord's direction in a Vision, he sought out Saul in his blindness and foodlessness for three days after Jesus' appearing to him; putting hands on Saul, Ananias was the Lord's instrument of restoring his sight, and conveying to him the Holy Spirit, that he might be "a chosen vessel to bear Jesus' name before the Gentiles, and kings and Israel, as a witness unto all men of what he had seen and heard, suffering as well as doing great things for His name's sake
Gain - A man may count the world a thing to be gained, and give his soul as the price of it; or, with the wiser Apostle, may reckon communion with Christ a gain worth the sacrifice of everything else; or, rising to the Vision of the great beatitude, may look for the supreme gain, something better even than living here in Christ, to the life beyond the grave
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Daniel 10:6 (a) In this Vision it may be that we are given a description of the Lord CHRIST as to His power, purity and position
Fig, Fig-Tree - In Revelation 6:13 figs form part of the imagery in the Vision of the Opening of the First Six Seals
Apparition - ἑτιφάνεια, Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘vision,’ (Revised Version margin) ‘manifestation’)
Fierceness - When He encounters men or communities incapable of the heavenly Vision, His words are swords
Jeremi'ah - " How could one who saw the nation about to reap the awful harvest they had been sowing, and yet had a Vision of what they might have been and might yet be, help indulging in "Lamentations"? --ED
Ezekiel - The book which bears his name may be considered under the five following divisions: the first three chapters contain the glorious appearance of God to the prophet, and his solemn appointment to his office, with instructions and encouragements for the discharge of it. From the fourth to the twenty- fourth chapter inclusive, he describes, under a variety of Visions and similitudes, the calamities impending over Judea, and the total destruction of the temple and city of Jerusalem, by Nebuchadnezzar, occasionally predicting another period of yet greater desolation, and more general dispersion. The last nine chapters contain a remarkable Vision of the structure of a new temple and a new polity, applicable in the first instance to the return from the Babylonian captivity, but in its ultimate sense referring to the glory and prosperity of the universal church of Christ. Jerom observes that the Visions of Ezekiel are among the things in Scripture hard to be understood
Lamb - His sacrifice, the efficacy of which avails for those who accept the salvation thereby provided, forms the ground of the execution of Divine wrath for the rejector, and the defier of God, John 14:10 ; (c) in the description of the second "Beast," Revelation 13:11 , seen in the Vision "like a lamb," suggestive of his acting in the capacity of a false messiah, a travesty of the true
Jeremi'ah - " How could one who saw the nation about to reap the awful harvest they had been sowing, and yet had a Vision of what they might have been and might yet be, help indulging in "Lamentations"? --ED
Daniel, Theology of - ...
The Book of Daniel has two discernible parts: the historical narratives of chapters 1-6 and the Visions of chapters 7-12. The Visions of the second half are the personal accounts of Daniel dated to the later part of his life. ...
Though the Visions of chapters 7-12 are in general less well known than the beloved stories of the first half, they nonetheless contain individual passages that are noted for their theological importance. The Vision of chapter 7 portrays God as "the Ancient of Days"; another figure is called "the Son of Man, " a designation Jesus applied to himself (Matthew 16:27 ; 24:30 ; 26:64 ; Mark 8:38 ; 13:26 , ; etc. The interpretation of the Vision of chapter 9 includes the hotly debated "seventy sevens" or "seventy weeks of years" passage (vv. The concluding Vision contains the only explicit Old Testament reference to the resurrection (12:1-3). Through both the narratives and Visions, Daniel demonstrates the lordship of God over the whole world, not just Jerusalem and the Israelites. Later, God "gave" (natan [2]) the four young Jews surpassing knowledge and discernment, particularly to Daniel, a gift for understanding Visions and dreams (v. Daniel is given the ability to interpret dreams and Visions that are mysterious and impossible for the noblest and wisest of Babylon's wisemen to discern (chaps. Rather than present sermons against Israel's immediate neighbors, Daniel sees Visions of future empires that oppose God worldwide and oppress his people everywhere. Both the historical narratives and the Visions portray a struggle between these successive rulers of the world and God's kingdom. ...
The first of the Visions (chap. The Visions reveal how that sovereignty will play itself out in human history. In the Visions of chapters 7-12, the arrogance of future world leaders is the enemy of God and his people. Daniel had envisioned evil incarnate in the form of the little horn, the symbol of a ruthless human dictator who stops at nothing to achieve his own selfish ambitions (7:8,8:9, though the two horns are not identical)
Illustrations - The concreteness of the poet, his Vision of truth and symbol wedded together, of principle incarnated in fact, is closely akin to the ordinary man’s ways of thinking and speaking. The heart has its own reasons: Visions of what is noble and fair, spells mighty there. ...
Many of Jesus’ parables and pictures are more than mere illustrations; they have in them the imagination’s power of interpretation, the revealing Vision of the poet. Our Lord ‘reasoned in figures, because He had an eye for nature’ Thought and image were born together in His seeing; His was the poet’s mind, with its concreteness and beauty, its outlook of the whole personality, its individual Vision of things flushed with emotion; and the pictures He set in the light give joy to the generations as they pass, because they first of all gave joy to Himself as they arose in His imagination
Monnica - 8), she took ship and followed him, and on a stormy voyage consoled the terrified sailors, assuring them that she had seen a Vision which promised safety ( ib. At the close of the dialogue she speaks of the bliss of the Eternal Vision: "This beyond dispute is the blessed life, the perfect; at which we must look to be enabled to arrive, hastening on in solid faith, joyful hope, and burning love " ( ib. Augustine records a conversation with his mother as they sat at a window looking on the viridarium of the house—a delightful colloquy ("colloquebamur soli valde dulciter"), rising from theme to theme of subtle but holy thought to the height of the beatific Vision
Isaiah - The Historical Background Isaiah's ministry spanned the period from his call Vision (about 740 B. ...
Isaiah was called to be a prophet of Yahweh in striking Visions which he experienced in the Temple about 740 B. The elements in that Vision forecast the major themes of his preaching, particularly the transcendent nature of Yahweh, which may serve as a modern translation of Hebraic “holiness. Underlying his conceptual world was his inaugural Vision: Yahweh was the ultimate King; His nature was infinite holiness or transcendence; His holiness manifested itself in righteousness (Isaiah 5:16 ). The Vision of Isaiah indicated the resistance this program would encounter but concluded with the certainty of its performance
Appear, Appearance - While later rabbinic texts hold that a direct Vision of God is reserved for the righteous in the age to come, the Pentateuch in particular recounts that God was visible (in various forms) at certain moments to certain people. ...
God makes his appearances in various forms, most typically through an angel (who can look very human [2]), in Visions, and in dreams. One of the most profound expressions of religious longing is the hope for a Vision of God (Psalm 42:2 )
Abgar - On the appearance of Thaddaeus ‘a great Vision appeared to Abgar in the countenance of Thaddaeus,’ which led the former to prostrate himself before the latter, to the astonishment of the courtiers, who did not see the Vision
Sinai - ’ Here Moses was granted the Vision of the burning bush ( Exodus 3:1 ), whereby he first received a call to lead the Israelites to adopt Jahweh as their covenanted God; and here took place the tremendous theophany which is the central event of the Pentateuch, wherein the covenant was ratified
Dark, Darken, Darkly, Darkness - After the same analogy, what we see and know now is seen "darkly" compared with the direct Vision in the presence of God hereafter
Revelation - Because revelation is solely an activity of God and is exercised according to his sovereign will, God may choose to give additional special revelations to certain people (Acts 9:10-16; 1 Corinthians 14:30; 2 Corinthians 12:1; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 1:11-12; Galatians 2:2; Ephesians 3:3; see APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE; PROPHECY; Vision)
Suffering - ...
The prophet gained a Vision of a greater purpose in suffering—carrying the sins of others (Isaiah 53:1 )
Atone - During his Vision-call experience, Isaiah’s lips were touched with a coal of fire taken from the altar by one of the seraphim
Camel, Camel's Hair - Its nostrils are close and flat, to exclude the dust of the desert; its feet are heavily padded, and its anatomy shows provision for the enduring of great privation. In Israel this coarse mantle was the badge of the prophet (Zechariah 13:4 ‘The prophets shall be ashamed each one of his Vision, when he prophesieth; and they will no more wear a hairy garment in order to deceive’); and in 2 Kings 1:8 Elijah is described as being an ‘owner of hair’ בַּעַל שִעָר, that is, wearing this garment of the prophets; Authorized Version, ‘an hairy man’), and girt with leather
Book - The book of the Vision of Nahum the Elkoshite” (1:1)
Martyr - " ...
The primitive Christians believed that the martyrs enjoyed every singular privileges; that upon their death they were immediately admitted to the beatific Vision, while other souls waited for the completion of their happiness till the day of judgment; and that God would grant to their prayers the hastening of his kingdom, and shortening the times of persecution
Door - a door already opened, which none can shut (see Key), and in Revelation 4:1 a door is already opened in the heavens at the moment the Vision commences
Flock - John, the beloved apostle, in his days, when admitted in that glorious Vision of the Lord to see heaven opened, related to the church, that he saw "a multitude, whom no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues
Transgress - 8:12); “How long shall be the Vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and [2] the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?” ( Idol - ” Jeremiah told Israel that their prophets were “prophesy [6] unto you a false Vision and divination, and a thing of nought …”
Apocalypse - John was banished to Patmos in the latter part of the reign of Domitian, and he returned to Ephesus immediately after the death of that emperor, which happened in the year 96; and as the Apostle states, that these Visions appeared to him while he was in that island, we may consider this book as written in the year 95 or 96. John asserts the divine authority of the predictions which he is about to deliver; addresses himself to the churches of the Proconsular Asia; and describes the first Vision, in which he is commanded to write the things then revealed to him. At the fourth chapter the prophetic Visions begin, and reach to the end of the book
Line - ) Direction; as, the line of sight or Vision. , marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline
Peter - We find him afterwards denouncing the judgment of God on a guilty couple who had dared to lie to the Holy Ghost, Acts 5:1-11 ; visiting Samaria, and rebuking Simon the magician, Acts 8:5-24 ; healing Eneas and raising Dorcas to life at Lydda, Acts 9:32-43 ; seeing at Joppa a Vision which prepared him to preach the gospel to the gentile Cornelius, Acts 10:1-48 ; imprisoned by Herod Agrippa, and delivered by an angel, 1619110855_8 ; and taking a part in the council at Jerusalem, Acts 15:7-11
Mourning - Human grief ‘will have way’ until, as in the Apocalyptist’s Vision, God shall wipe away all tears from men’s eyes, and death and mourning shall be no more (Revelation 21:4)
Glory - Even when God allowed people a Vision of his glory, it was usually so dazzling that it overpowered them (Exodus 33:18-19; Exodus 34:8; Exodus 34:29-30; Isaiah 6:1-5; Ezekiel 1:28; Luke 2:9; Revelation 1:13-17). ...
Such Visions were more than exhibitions of overpowering brightness; they were revelations of the nature of God. The God whom no person could see, except in Visions, now revealed himself in Jesus Christ (John 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 1:3)
Door - a door already opened, which none can shut (see Key), and in Revelation 4:1 a door is already opened in the heavens at the moment the Vision commences
Isaiah, Book of - The first verse says that the Vision was concerning Judah and Jerusalem. ...
The following seven divisions are distinctly marked:...
Isaiah 1 — Isaiah 12 : The sinful condition of the people as still in possession of the land; various pleadings and chastisements culminating in the Assyrian; the introduction of Immanuel; ends with a song. Moab, Damascus, "the land shadowing with wings which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia," Egypt, "the desert of the sea," Dumah, Arabia, "the valley of Vision" (Jerusalem), Tyre, "the earth [1] made empty and waste, and turned upside down;" and finally the hosts on high and kings on the earth punished
Ezekiel, Book of - The fourth portion is the future temple, its service, and the division of the land, ending with the joyful tidings that the name of the city will then be "The Lord is there. * We have here a wonderful Vision of the government and providence of God on earth, but united with the throne in heaven. The 390 days were probably from the division of the kingdom in B. ...
Ezekiel 37 is restoration, under the Vision of the valley of dry bones and the two sticks. ...
Ezekiel 40 — Ezekiel 48 refer to the future temple and the sacrifices, with the division of the land among the twelve tribes
Deaf And Dumb - ]'>[4] It is thus only by a slight metaphorical turn that the adjective stands to describe the impairment or loss of powers of the mind or body; and so of Vision, of hearing, and articulating. It is significant to observe that Zacharias was on this occasion the victim not merely of lack of faith in the angel’s message, but of real alarm at the Vision
Bethlehem - is the traditional scene of the angels' Vision to the shepherds; but the hills were more likely to have been the scene of the flocks being kept than the grain abounding valley
Draw - 4, "to draw up," is used of "drawing" up an animal out of a pit, Luke 14:5 (RV, "draw up;" AV, "pull out"), and of the "drawing" up of the sheet into heaven, in the Vision in Acts 11:10
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Micaiah therefore revealed the source unseen of the 400 prophets' falsehood; Jehovah, seen in real Vision on His throne amidst His hosts, asked, who shall persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead? A lying spirit undertook to influence the 400 to Ahab's ruin (Zechariah 13:2; 1 John 4:6)
Tabor, Mount - While, for the reasons given, the time-honoured tradition which connects this ‘strange and beautiful mountain’ with the Transfiguration has been almost universally abandoned, it is nevertheless true that it was one of the most prominent objects of Vision from the outskirts of the early home of Jesus, and its graceful outlines were often before Him, as He journeyed to and fro during the greater part of His public ministry
Tithes - Jacob after his Bethel Vision vowed a tenth of all that God gave him, should God be with and keep him, and give him bread and raiment, and bring him again to his father's house in peace (Genesis 28:20-22)
Troas - To Troas he came down from the borders of Bithynia, and received the Vision which made him ‘immediately’ embark for Europe (Acts 16:7-10)
Transfiguration - Attempts to interpret the transfiguration as a subjective "vision" (Matthew 17:9 ; RSV ) ignore the fact that this term can be used to describe historical events
Rich (And Forms) - ...
Proverbs 10:22 (a) In this is described those who are filled with faith, zeal, earnestness, Vision, as well as the graces of the Spirit of GOD
Ear - ...
The only significant act named in this literature in reference to the ear is that of those who hear Stephen declare his Vision of Jesus at the right hand of God: they stop their ears, that the blasphemy may not enter (Acts 7:57)
Clean, Unclean, Common - His Vision (Acts 10) woke him, and, though he relapsed for an instant (Galatians 2:9), the work was done; and when that generation passed away, the religious nature of these distinctions had gone from Christianity; cleanliness, instead of being godliness, was next to godliness
Doubt - ’ On the other hand, there is the implied warning that, as the Vision of God darkens and vanishes, man’s capacity for useful action becomes weaker, until at length it dies away
Speak - It was the “word of the Lord” that came to Abram in a Vision after his victory over the kings who had captured Lot ( Light - ) The power of perception by Vision
Light - ) The power of perception by Vision
Ascension (2) - of Olives; the time, forty days after the Resurrection; the occasion, a conversation concerning the Kingdom; the act of parting in being taken up; the vanishing in a cloud; the Vision of two men in white apparel and their announcement of His coming again: all indicating a bodily disappearance by an upward movement into the sky. Even if indications of idealization of the past occur in this first part of the book elsewhere, there are none here; the phrasing is simple and matter of fact; there is no sentiment, nor sorrow: only a glad Vision evoking worship, challenging thought, inspiring courage. Both in the two Gospels which do not record the event and in the Epistles and discourses of Acts as well as in the Visions of the Apocalypse it is implied. ]'>[1] ...
The hypotheses of fraud, or delusion, or Vision, previously entertained, are discarded and ‘the intellectual atmosphere of the age’ substituted. The full glory of Christ’s Person is, of course, immeasurable: no Vision or bodily appearance can possibly exhibit it except in faint traces. Is the Vision therefore useless? The contrary is the very principle of the Incarnation; God revealing Himself in personal, eventful form
Peter - Paul had attained apostleship through a similar Vision, so Peter had been ‘energized’ for his work as an apostle (Galatians 2:8). There is here no statement that Simon received his surname on this occasion-indeed, he is already known as ‘Peter’ (or ‘Cephas’) in this connexion-but it is possible that his initial Vision, which made him the corner-stone of the new community, established, if not for the first time, at least more completely, the custom of referring to him as ‘Peter. Peter is seen to have been the first to obtain a Vision of the Risen Lord (1 Corinthians 15:5); and thus from the outset he occupied a position of primacy in the community and was also first among the apostles, while St. Here he experienced his remarkable Vision, in which God showed him that he ‘should not call any man common or unclean,’ with the result that he went freely to the house of the Gentile Cornelius, preaching that God is no respecter of persons. This Vision gave him a solution of his difficulties, since it enabled him to resume his belief in Jesus’ Messiahship and look forward to the establishment of the new Kingdom
Jacob - ...
When sent forth by his parents to escape Esau, and to get a wife in Padan Aram, he for the first time is presented before us as enjoying God's manifestations at Bethel in his Vision of the ladder set up on earth, and the top reaching heaven, with "Jehovah standing above, and the angels of God ascending and descending (not descending and ascending, for the earth is presupposed as already the scene of their activity) on it," typifying God's providence and grace arranging all things for His people's good through the ministry of "angels" (Genesis 28; Hebrews 1:14). The Vision of the two encampments of angels on either side of him prepared him for the Vision of the Lord of angels. Reaching Bethel once more after 40 years, where he had seen the heavenly ladder, he has a Vision of God confirming his name "Israel" and the promise of nations springing from him, and of his seed inheriting the land; He therefore rears again the stone pillar to Εl Shaddai , "God Almighty," the name whereby God had appeared to Abram also when He changed his name to Abraham
Heaven - 2 Corinthians 12:2 : the third heaven, or Paradise, regarded as God’s dwelling-place; Philippians 2:10 : the division of the universe into things heavenly, earthly, and infernal; Galatians 1:8 : an angel from heaven; Romans 1:18 : God’s wrath revealed from heaven, etc. It will be sufficient, therefore, to treat our subject as it appears in each of the three divisions of the Johannine literature separately. (1) There is the current division into heavenly, earthly, and infernal (Revelation 5:3; Revelation 5:13). (2) The principal part of the Vision implies a sharp contrast between heaven and earth as spheres of moral activity. It is only the new heaven and earth that the prophet’s Vision conceives of as fit for the coming of the holy city. We have, on the one hand, a description of the earthly blessing of the risen saints and martyrs during the millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:4-6); on the other hand, the Vision itself supposes that those who have attained are already in heaven. The difficulty of distinguishing between symbol and the literal meaning of the Vision makes it a hard task to sum up clearly the writer’s position. He is obviously heir to all the Visions of the prophets and the apocalyptists, and master of them all. He seems rather to have brought all the symbols of the previous apocalyptic, from Babylonia and Egypt in the remote past down to the almost contemporary Visions or Ezra and Baruch, under the sway of the spiritual conception of the kingdom of God
Daniel - He must have been about 84 years old when he saw the Visions (Daniel 10-12) concerning his people, extending down to the resurrection and the last days. ...
His last recorded Vision was in the third year of Cyrus (534 B. )...
The objection to Daniel on the ground that Susa, or at least its palace, was not built when Daniel saw the Vision there, rests on Pliny alone, who alleges it to have been built by Darius Hystaspis
Holiness - The Vision of the Holy Jehovah in Isaiah, which wrung from the seer the cry ‘Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips’ ( Isaiah 6:5 ), leaves the ceremonial aspect almost completely out of sight. But there is another element clearly brought out in this Vision the majesty of the Divine holiness: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory’ ( Isaiah 6:3 )
Hopefulness - He had gained one soul, and with prophetic Vision saw the land filled with ripened souls ready for the spiritual reaper. And thinking of the loved ones to whom His parting would be so bitter a trial, He prays for the realization of the hope that they might ultimately be granted the beatific Vision, beholding Him in His glory (John 16:24); then would He drink with them the fruit of the vine new in His Father’s kingdom (Matthew 26:29)
Hymns - Only one of the hymns in the Apocalypse alludes to the situation described in the Vision, i. ...
The Song of the living creatures in 4:8 varies from the Sanctus of Isaiah’s Vision which is followed in the Liturgies and the Te Deum
Altar - Apparently in later times, the requirement forbidding steps on Hebrew altars was not enforced, for in Ezekiel's Vision of the restored Temple, the altar has three levels and many steps. ...
Ezekiel's Vision of the restored Temple had the altar of burnt offering located in the center of the courtyard
Appreciation (of Christ) - ...
We look for appreciation from His nearest disciples, a quick obedience, a joy that has no place for fasting (Mark 2:18), the mother’s confidence at the marriage-feast at Cana (John 2:5), the great utterances of His forerunner the Baptist (John 1:30; John 3:30), the exalted Vision of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:5), and that Petrine outburst, repeated by all, as they neared Gethsemane—‘If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And it may also indicate the many successive ways of wonder, repentance, sympathy, and Vision in which Christ speaks to each individual soul
Perfection (of Jesus) - The Vision of faith comes first; thought comes later with its justifications. They are a measure of a man’s moral sagacity, his clearness of Vision both of his duty and of the means of realizing it, his simplicity of spirit and freedom from vanity or self-will. Men are readily drawn aside, the lower sort by suggestions of vanity and self-importance, the higher by the Vision of some good more quickly realized. The earthly kingdom became spiritual; the glory of Israel became universal; the way of its establishment was to be through an appeal to the honest heart’s faith in God as the highest good and the convincing Vision of goodness; and for Himself not any success and glory, but suffering, and shame, and death. The Kingdom of loving and obedient souls could be established only on the perfect sacrifice of love and obedience, and Jesus gave Himself absolutely in response to that Vision of faith. ’ This world, to His Vision, was God’s world
Woman - Paul also caught Jesus' Vision. ...
Paul's theological Vision (Galatians 3:28 ) was that there was no partiality among persons with God. A man of his time, he still had a Vision toward which he strove
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - The figure of an opening heaven is employed at the revelation given to Ezekiel (1:1), the phenomena surrounding the Lord's baptism (Mark 1:10 ), Stephen's Vision of Christ (Acts 7:56 ), and John's Vision of the apocalypse (Revelation 4:1 ). It was a frightful thing for Israel to have the heavens shut and the blessing of God's physical provision withheld (Deuteronomy 11:17 ; 2 Chronicles 7:13 ; Luke 4:25 ). Who can say to what extent angels are active today on earth? The truth might be found in Jacob's Vision of a ladder extending from earth to heaven on which the angels of God ascended and descended (Genesis 28:12 )
Habakkuk - Habakkuk therefore, confident that God is of purer eyes than to behold evil (Habakkuk 1:13), sets himself in an attitude of waiting for the Lord's own solution of this perplexing apparent anomaly (Habakkuk 2:1); Jehovah desires him accordingly, "write the Vision" of God's retributive justice plainly, so "that he may run that readeth it," namely, "run" to tell to all the good news of the foe's doom and Judah's deliverance, or, as Grotius, run through it, i
Tribes - Conflicting opinions have been held as to how these tribal divisions arose, the traditional theory being that the different families descended from the sons of Jacob multiplied till they formed tribes. Others take the view that the history of the sons of Jacob is really a history of the various tribal communities which were combined to form the nation, and that the divisions were to a large extent geographical. Some of the tribes seem to have disappeared at an early date or were absorbed into larger communities, and the divisions tended more and more to become geographical. The OT imagery of the sealing is used to express the thought that God’s faithful people are numbered and protected on earth to the last individual, while the subsequent Vision (Revelation 7:9-17) points to their glory in heaven
Voice - The objectivity or otherwise of the accompanying phenomena, whether of Vision or of sound, is to be determined by the evidence of the context. ‘Sometimes the symbol and the perception which it represents become fused in that [4] consciousness: and the mystic’s experience then presents itself to him as “visions” or “voices,” which we must look upon as the garment he has himself provided to veil that Reality upon which no man may look and live’ (E
Mark of the Beast - The Vision calls John and his audience to discern the spirit of sinful humanity that accompanies the antichrist rather than to decode his identity
Joppa - Peter received the Vision which taught him that Jew and Gentile, as spiritually equal before God, must be impartially welcomed into the Church of Christ (Acts 10:9-16)
Grecians - " Their conversation was a new thing, a special "grace of God," tidings of which reaching the Jerusalem church constrained them to send Barnabas as far as Antioch, who "when he had seen the GRACE of God was glad" and enlisted the cooperation of Paul who had been in Vision already called to "bear Christ's name unto the Gentiles" (Acts 9:15)
Dry Dried Drieth - ...
Proverbs 17:22 (a) Just as the bones supply the blood with invaluable ingredients, so a happy heart supplies the spirit and the soul with radiance, vigor and Vision
Famine - In the next Vision (v
Go Out, Go Forth - The word also represents the “place of departure” or “exit” from the temple in Ezekiel’s Vision ( Satan - Zechariah recorded a Vision of “… Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him” (literally, “be his adversary”; Theodotus, Martyr at Ancyra - Theodotus was a devout dealer in provisions. THEOTECNUS, the apostate from Christianity, was sent with ample power to enforce conformity to the imperial edicts, and began by ordering all provisions sold in the market to be first presented to the gods. The village dogs attacked the messengers, and the priest ran to drive them away, asked if they were Christians, and informed them that he had seen them in a Vision the night before, bringing a precious treasure to him
Revelation, the Book of - It employs the language of biblical allusion and apocalyptic symbolism to express the heights and depths of the author's Visionary experience. John's Vision on the Island of Patmos (Revelation 7:16 )...
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John's Vision on the Island of Patmos (1:9-20) While in exile on Patmos, John saw the risen Lord (Revelation 1:9-20 ). First, after designating the recipients, the risen Lord as Sender describes Himself using a portion of the Visionary description of Him in Revelation 1:9-20 . ...
Revelation 7:1 is actually two Visions ( Revelation 7:1-8 ,Revelation 7:1-8,7:9-17 ), with the second both interpreting and concluding the first. ...
In the second Vision (Revelation 7:9-17 ), the 144,000 have become “a great multitude, which no one could count” (NAS). First is another Vision of the 144,000, the full number of the people of God ( Revelation 14:4 )
Transfiguration (2) - There is the hypothesis of dream-vision. One finds the substratum of real history embodied in it in the confession of Peter made previously, which was elaborated by idealizing tendency into a Vision and attributed to the disciples (Bacon, AJTh Oracles - Audition—the actual hearing of a voice—and Visions undoubtedly played a part in the receiving of God's words. He described himself as one whose eye was opened, one who heard God's word and saw His Vision. Nahum and Habakkuk wrote of a Vision or of seeing their oracles (Nahum 1:1 ; Habakkuk 1:1 ). Some of the scenes were external (Jeremiah 18:1-12 ), and some were Visionary (Ezekiel 37:1-14 )
Suffering - in the description of the Vision of the Christ, ‘His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength’ (Acts 1:16), and in the description of an angel, ‘His face was as the sun’ (Acts 10:1). ...
In Revelation 12:1 the woman in the Vision is ‘arrayed with the sun
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A fourth nuance emphasizes a “designated goal,” not simply the extremity but a conclusion toward which something proceeds: “For the Vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie …” ( Vision is for many days” ( Samuel - And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open Vision. The preciousness of the Lord's words, in this period of the church, when open Visions were for a time suspended; the special grace shewn to Samuel in a season of general depravity, and when even the sons of Eli, who were priests of the Lord, were given up to a state of daring impiety end uncleanness; the childhood of Samuel, so particularly noted in the history, as if to encourage the youthful part of the Lord's people to be found waiting on the Lord in ordinances; all these, and more to the same purport, which this relation of the call of Samuel brings forward, would furnish much observation for improvement
Ste'Phen, - Stephen spoke as if to himself, describing the glorious Vision; and in so doing, alone of all the speakers and writers in the New Testament except, only Christ himself, uses the expressive phrase "the Son of man
Rebuke - The most dangerous temptation to loving souls is to smooth the path for those they love and reverence even at the cost of duty or of loyalty to their highest Vision
Cross - ...
After Constantine's Vision of the cross in the air and the inscription, "Under this standard thou shalt conquer," a new standard was adopted, the Labarum, with a pendent cross and embroidered monogram of Christ, the first two Greek letters of His name, and Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8)
Altar - In Ezekiel's Vision the courtyard altar also was horned (Ezekiel 43:15 )
Age, Old (the Aged) - A similar picture occurs in Daniel's Vision of the Ancient of Days, whose hair was like pure lamb's wool (Daniel 7:9 )
Colours - The same word is used of the reddish-brown colour of the ‘red heifer’ of Numbers 19:1-22 , and of the chestnut horse of Zechariah’s Vision ( Numbers 1:8 , AV Shushan - In Belshazzar's last year Daniel was at Shushan in the palace (not actually, but transported in spirit) when he saw the Vision (Daniel 8:2)
Jerusalem - Some called it Solyma, or Jerosolyma; but the general name by the Hebrews was Jeruschalem, meaning, the Vision of peace; from Rahe, to see; and Shalom, peace
Eusebius of Alexandria, a Writer of Sermons - He uses the ordinary Eastern phrase, "Christ our God," speaks of Him as Maker of the world, as Master of the creation, as present from the beginning with the prophets, and as the Lord of Isaiah's Vision
How the Prophetic Gift Was Received - In (Numbers 12:6-8 ) we have an exhaustive division of the different ways in which the revelations of God are made to man. " ...
Vision
Heaven, Heavenly - 1, is used (a) as an appellation of God the Father, Matthew 6:14,26,32 , "your heavenly Father;" Matthew 15:13 , "My heavenly Father;" (b) as descriptive of the holy angels, Luke 2:13 ; (c) of the Vision seen by Paul, Acts 26:19
Abstinence - The Apocalypse, however, though a ὅρασις (vision), is lacking in the usual accompaniments of a Vision, viz. Peter’s Vision (Acts 10:9-16) was preceded by hunger, but it was not a voluntary fast; nor is there any reference to fasting in the case of St. Paul’s Visions (Acts 16:9; Acts 18:9 f. This view of fasting, grotesque as it appears to us, is akin to the truth that surfeiting of the body dulls the spiritual Vision, and that the spiritual life is a rigorous discipline (cf
Jacob - Suddenly, a lonely night in Bethel, interrupted by a Vision from God, brought reality home. Jacob saw in the Vision the majesty and glory of God
House - Here Peter in prayer saw the Vision (Acts 10:9). Even still He shows Himself only to faith, through the windows of His word and the lattice of ordinances and sacraments (John 14:21), not full Vision (1 Corinthians 13:12); an incentive to our looking for His coming in person (Isaiah 33:17)
Unity - This is the Vision which arises when the final issue is viewed from the side of human freedom and responsibility. And this is the Vision that arises when the final issue is regarded from the side of Divine sovereignty and purpose
Balaam - We are not informed by what means the Lord communicated to Balaam his command: probably by a Vision of the night; but, certainly, in such a way as left Balaam with full impressions on his mind, had he not heard the history of Israel before, that they were "a people blessed of the Lord. " (Numbers 22:20-35) When we hear this impious man's confession, that "he had heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High; had seen the Vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open
Song of Solomon - While containing a number of smaller love poems, the Song is unified by patterns of dialogue, repetition, the use of catch words, and above all, a consistent Vision of love
Look - 7, denotes (a) a Vision (so the associated noun horama, e
Millennium - Though not found in the Bible, the word refers to the thousand years mentioned in one of the Visions of the book of Revelation (Revelation 20:4-6). ...
Symbolism in Revelation...
Revelation belongs to a kind of literature known as apocalyptic, where teaching is given in the form of strange Visions with symbolic meanings (see APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE). Readers of the first century, being familiar with that kind of literature, probably understood the Visions without too much difficulty. ...
Thousand years reign with Christ...
Those who believe that the thousand years reign of Christ refers to his present exaltation in glory are called amillennialists (a meaning ‘without’), because they do not believe that the Vision refers to a literal reign of Christ on earth. ...
Thousand years binding of Satan...
In the Visions of Revelation Chapter 20 the thousand years reign of Christ seems to correspond with the thousand years of Satan’s imprisonment (Revelation 20:1-3)
Blood - ...
Joel 2:31 (c) It is not clearly understood whether the moon will actually become red, or whether men because of strained eyes see the moon as red, or whether the tumult of earth's sorrows changes man's Vision
Son of Man - God addresses Daniel (Daniel 8:17) once, Ezekiel so about 80 times, to remind him of his human lowliness and frailty, as "man lower than the angels," though privileged to enjoy Visions of the cherubim and of God Himself, "lest he should be exalted through the abundance of the revelations" (2 Corinthians 12:7). " Another exception is John so calls Him in apocalyptic Vision (Revelation 1:13; Revelation 14:14), corresponding to the Old Testament apocalypse (Daniel 7:13)
Balaam - He conceives that the prophet had been accustomed to revelations, and that he used to receive them in Visions, or in dreams of the night. As to what passed between him and his ass, when that animal was miraculously enabled to speak to its master, commentators are divided in their opinions; whether it really and literally happened as Moses relates it, or whether it be an allegory only, or was the mere imagination or Vision of Balaam
Ezekiel - He acted some of his messages with very unorthodox behaviour (Ezekiel 4; Ezekiel 5; Ezekiel 12:1-16), gave the most striking and colourful illustrations (Ezekiel 16; Ezekiel 17:1-21; Ezekiel 23), and recounted the strangest Visions (Ezekiel 1:4-28; Ezekiel 8; Ezekiel 9; Ezekiel 10; Ezekiel 11; Ezekiel 37). ...
Contents of the book of Ezekiel...
After seeing a Vision of the glorious chariot-throne of God (1:1-28), Ezekiel was called by God to take his message to a people who, God warned, would be very stubborn (2:1-3:27). ...
In a fresh series of Visions Ezekiel was taken, as it were, to Jerusalem, where he saw people engaging in idolatry in the temple (8:1-18). ...
In Ezekiel’s perfectly reconstructed national life, land for priests, Levites and king was justly allocated, and full provision was made for all the national religious festivals (45:1-46:24)
Palm Tree - ...
The supreme expression of the palm as the symbol of triumphant homage is in the Apocalyptic Vision, where the innumerable multitude who nave come through the great tribulation, and who serve God day and night, stand before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and with palms in their hands (Revelation 7:9; Revelation 7:14)
Belief (2) - To them it was given to toil for the race, and the Vision they saw and the moral and spiritual truth they won became the inheritance of other men, and through them were conserved for the good of the race. They were needed to make the new departure, they were the first to see the Vision, they made the discovery, or thought out the truth; but those unfitted to be pioneers may be quite able to think over again what is made plain to them by him who was the first to think out that truth. Plato, Aristotle, Kant opened out paths on which the feet of others may safely tread, and we may rise to the height of the Vision of Dante, and rejoice in the universality of Shakespeare, though these would have remained undiscovered countries had not those great personalities opened the gates of entrance to us. Some have been great in action, some in thought, some in invention, some in power of poetic or prophetic Vision, and some in other ways. So the Vision grew; and as one personality after another revealed to men the possible synthesis of the ideal greatness of a perfect personality, men were educated to perceive what they ought to demand in the ideal of a perfect personality in whom they might completely and absolutely trust
Paul (2) - Paul and Christ, or—what almost amounts to the same thing—between the Epistles (as represented by their central group) and the Gospels, as the two main divisions of the Christian half of the Bible. So the Vision on the road to Damascus held his fascinated gaze throughout his career. —The Vision that he saw was of Christ glorified. —The Vision was for him; it appealed personally and directly to him; and he responded with all the ardour of his being. —We go back to the Damascus Vision. Paul’s own experience the Vision of the exalted Christ was, as it were, clasped to his heart
Heaven - 2 Corinthians 12:2 : the third heaven, or Paradise, regarded as God’s dwelling-place; Philippians 2:10 : the division of the universe into things heavenly, earthly, and infernal; Galatians 1:8 : an angel from heaven; Romans 1:18 : God’s wrath revealed from heaven, etc. It will be sufficient, therefore, to treat our subject as it appears in each of the three divisions of the Johannine literature separately. (1) There is the current division into heavenly, earthly, and infernal (Revelation 5:3; Revelation 5:13). (2) The principal part of the Vision implies a sharp contrast between heaven and earth as spheres of moral activity. It is only the new heaven and earth that the prophet’s Vision conceives of as fit for the coming of the holy city. We have, on the one hand, a description of the earthly blessing of the risen saints and martyrs during the millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:4-6); on the other hand, the Vision itself supposes that those who have attained are already in heaven. The difficulty of distinguishing between symbol and the literal meaning of the Vision makes it a hard task to sum up clearly the writer’s position. He is obviously heir to all the Visions of the prophets and the apocalyptists, and master of them all. He seems rather to have brought all the symbols of the previous apocalyptic, from Babylonia and Egypt in the remote past down to the almost contemporary Visions or Ezra and Baruch, under the sway of the spiritual conception of the kingdom of God
Paul - Ananias, a disciple living in Damascus, was informed by a Vision of the change that had happened to Saul, and was sent to him to open his eyes and admit him by baptism into the Christian church (9:11-16). ...
As he waited at Troas for indications of the will of God as to his future movements, he saw, in the Vision of the night, a man from the opposite shores of Macedonia standing before him, and heard him cry, "Come over, and help us" (Acts 16:9 ). Paul recognized in this Vision a message from the Lord, and the very next day set sail across the Hellespont, which separated him from Europe, and carried the tidings of the gospel into the Western world
Mark, the Gospel of - Mark depicted their partial spiritual Vision by recording the unique miracle of Jesus healing the blind man in two stages (Mark 8:22-25 ). Although the disciples saw the messianic secret, their Vision was not be focused until the resurrection
Tree of Life - In the prophet’s Vision, on each side of the river grow all trees bearing new fruits according to their months, which shall be for food, and their leaves for healing
Heart - The beatific Vision is reserved for those whose hearts are ‘pure’ ( Matthew 5:8 ; cf
Fire - Also akin to Old Testament imagery is John's Vision of Jesus with eyes "like blazing fire" (Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ), again in judgment contexts. In Visions of God in his glory in both Old and New Testaments, fire is a regular phenomenon
Neighbor - The Vision of Zechariah for the final days included the refreshing fellowship of neighborliness (3:10)
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The brilliant hues of the foundations, walls, gates, and streets of the New Jerusalem, and those of the robes of the inhabitants, suggest that ‘the beauty of colour … will contribute its part to the blessedness of Vision in the future world’ (Delitzsch, Iris, 61)
Attila, King And General of the Huns - Geneviève (Genovefa) the maiden of Nanterre who was warned in a Vision that Paris would be spared (Act
Deceit, Deception, Guile - They could not conceive the possibility of a revision of life in the light of a larger and nobler ideal of righteousness. But the Vision of moral beauty must either captivate or blind
Army - This term occurs in Acts 23:27, Revelation 9:16; Revelation 19:14; Revelation 19:19 (in the last three instances referring to armies [1] of apocalyptic Vision)
a'Braham - (Genesis 12:6 ) Here he received in Vision from Jehovah the further revelation that this was the land which his descendants should inherit
Paradise - This with other groups of fundamental motifs existed in primitive Hebrew religion, possibly in a form derived from Babylonian religion, but was taken up and used by the prophets as the form into which their Visions of the coming Kingdom of God were cast. 4: ‘the paradise of “vision” and of God’s command’; xlii
Print - Tertullian, Ambrose, Cyril, and others suppose that he did, but it is psychologically more probable that Thomas rose above such a material test; the presence of his Master, and the proof of His omniscience, shown in His knowledge of what Thomas had said on the former occasion, were sufficient; with a bound he rose to the Vision of highest faith (so Meyer, Alford, Westcott, Edersheim, Dods, et al
Publishing - Just as our eyes cannot see where all is dark, nor yet again in a blaze of brightest light, but as a blending of the two is necessary for physical Vision, so is the law in the spiritual life
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - ...
The second classical text is Numbers 12:6-8 : "When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in Visions, I speak to him in dreams. " Other prophets would receive no less a revelation from God, but in their case the means God would use to communicate his word would be the less direct, somewhat enigmatic form of dreams and Visions. ...
Ezekial, like Isaiah, was given a Vision of the greatness of God and his glory. )" The term is used in six out of a total of thirteen times in the Old Testament to refer to Samuel, with the only occurrence in the prophetic books proper coming in Isaiah 30:10 "They say to the seers, See no more Visions!'" In 2 Kings 17:13 seer is used in parallelism with prophet, thus also showing the equation of the two terms. ...
Another participial form of the verb "to have a Vision" or "to see a Vision" is hozeh [ Amos 7:12 ). A nabi [3] was one who was called of God to announce the divine message, while a hozeh [16]5 was given messages mainly in Visions. ...
The fourth way that God communicated with his prophets was the extensive use of Visions, dreams, and elaborate imagery. ...
The Visions God gave did not come at any special time. In some cases the prophet was transported in a Vision to places far distant from the locale where he was (Deuteronomy 13:2 ; 11:24 ). One outstanding case of unbelief was the instance of the ungodly aide to the king who refused to believe God's miraculous provision of grain in the midst of a frightening siege (Joshua 1:1 )
Paul - Paul had the Vision, mentioned in Acts 22:17 , while he was now at Jerusalem this second time after his conversion. Paul was there, a Vision appeared to him in the night: "There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help up. Paul knew this Vision to be a command from Heaven, and in obedience to it immediately sailed from Troas to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis, a city of Thrace; and thence he went to Philippi, the principal city of that part of Macedonia. Paul was encouraged in a Vision, to persevere in his exertions to convert the inhabitants of Corinth; and although he met with great opposition and disturbance from the unbelieving Jews, and was accused by them before Gallio, the Roman governor of Achaia, he continued there a year and six months, "teaching the word of God
Transportation And Travel - Jacob's sons carried their grain purchases from Egypt to Canaan on donkey back (Genesis 42:26 ); Jesse sent David and a donkey loaded with provisions to Saul's court (1 Samuel 16:20 ); and Nehemiah became incensed when he saw Judeans transporting grain on donkeys during the sabbath (Nehemiah 13:15 ). Each of these means of transport, however, fits the prophet's Vision of a glorious procession on its way to Jerusalem rather than the normal groupings of travelers along the international route. Isaiah's Vision of the return (Isaiah 66:20 ) must have struck a poignant note for the exiles who had seen their ancestors depicted in the Assyrian relief
Revelation, Book of - At most, the first two of these theologians were apparently inclined to recognize a division of sacred writings similar to that of Jerome. Such a view is, however, open to serious objections, because of the similarities, if not identities, existing between Revelation and other apocalyptic literature of the period, as well as because of the evidences of composite character of the writing, implying sources of different origins and dates, such as the various breaks in the process of the Vision (the lack of any single historical point of view is seen by a comparison of Revelation 12:3 ; Revelation 13:1 ; Revelation 17:3 , in an effort to identify historically the two breaks, or in a comparison of Revelation 11:1-13 with Revelation 17:11 ). These are of various forms ( a ) The theory according to which an original work has been interpolated with apocalyptic material of various dates ( Revelation 7:1-17 ; Revelation 11:1-13 ; Revelation 12:1-17 ; Revelation 13:17 ) and subjected to several revisions. ( c ) The theory according to which Revelation is composed of three sources, each of which has subdivisions, all worked together by a Christian redactor. The Vision of the Messianic Kingdom (chs
Ezekiel - Ezekiel and Daniel have a mutual resemblance in the Visions and images in their prophecies. His prophecies against seven (the number for completeness) foreign nations stand between these two divisions, and were uttered in the interval between the knowledge of Nebuchadnezzar's siege (Ezekiel 24:2, etc. ...
(3) A year and two months later a Vision of the temple polluted by Tammuz or Adonis worship; God's consequent scattering of fire over the city, and forsaking the temple to reveal Himself to an inquiring people in exile; purer, happier times follow: Ezekiel 8-11. ...
(9) After 13 years, the last Vision, the order and beauty of the restored kingdom: Ezekiel 40-48
Wages - Job eventually learns this in his Vision of God (38-42). They now await the time of the full payment of the Spirit without measure, when they will enter the glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8:21 ), experience the beatific Vision, and partake of the divine nature (Revelation 22:4 ), God himself being their exceeding great reward (Genesis 15:1 )
Praise - ‘This calling into God’s light … is thus fitly chosen as the characteristic act of Him whose excellencies the Christians were to tell forth, because it was on their use of the realm of Vision thus opened to them that their power of exhibiting Him to men in grateful praise would depend’ (Hort, ad loc. ’ Enlargement of the ascription is found in Jude, and above all in the central Vision of the Apocalypse when the sevenfold theme marks the highest range of praise
Mary - They found the sepulchre empty, but saw the "vision of angels" (Matthew 28:5 )
Prophesy - While the formula “The word of the Lord came [1]” is used literally hundreds of times in the Old Testament, there is no real indication as to the manner in which it came— whether it came through the thought-processes, through a Vision, or in some other way
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Also mentioned in 1,2Chronicles are books of various prophets: the “Book of Samuel the Seer” (1 Chronicles 29:29 ), the “Book of Nathan the prophet” (1 Chronicles 29:29 ; 2 Chronicles 9:29 ), the “Book of Gad the Seer” (1 Chronicles 29:29 ), the “Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite” (2 Chronicles 9:29 ), the “Visions of Iddo the Seer against Jeroboam the Son of Nebat” (2 Chronicles 9:29 ), the “Book of Shemaiah the Prophet and Iddo the Seer” (2 Chronicles 12:15 ), the “Story of the Prophet Iddo” (2 Chronicles 13:22 ), the “Book of Jehu the Son of Hanani” (2 Chronicles 20:34 ), the “Acts of Uzziah” (2 Chronicles 26:22 ; written by Isaiah), the “Vision of Isaiah the Prophet” (2 Chronicles 32:32 ), and the “Saying of the Seers” (2 Chronicles 33:19 )
Unclean And Clean - So Peter's Vision (Acts 10:11-15) of the "sheet bound by four (the number for worldwide extension) rope ends (archais , Alford) containing all kinds of four footed beasts, creeping things and fowls," of all which he was commanded to eat, was the appropriate type of the abolition of distinction, not only between meats (compare 1 Timothy 4:4; Matthew 15:11) but between Jew and Gentile
Lamentations, Book of - 3 with late Psalms, the accumulation of pictorial metaphors, the denial of Vision to prophets, the reliance on Egypt ( Lamentations 4:17 ), are given (Löhr, Com . is placed in the third division of the OT Canon
Lamb, Lamb of God - In the heavenly Vision of chapter 4, the choir of twenty-four elders and four living creatures worship the "Lord God, " who sits on the throne, for he is worthy (v
Image of God - Thus biblical eschatology envisions the restoration of all three of these relationships in a world where God's people may experience unhindered fellowship with him (1619110855_7 ) because the Edenic curse has been removed (Revelation 22:3 ). This glorious biblical Vision of a time when creatures will fully reflect the Creator's splendor ought to provide strong encouragement to Christians who presently reflect God's likeness in an imperfect yet improving manner
Satan - The nations of earth in John's Vision were deceived by him (Revelation 20:7-8 )
Alexander - 11:8, section 5) says that Alexander meeting the high priest Jaddua (Nehemiah 12:11-22) said that at Dium in Macedonia he had a divine Vision so habited, inviting him to Asia and promising him success
Eternity - the world empires of Daniel’s Vision), followed by the Messianic age
Mary - Finding it empty, she waited beside it weeping, and was rewarded with the first Vision of the risen Lord (John 20:11-18, cf
Stephen - Its members condemned him to be guilty of blasphemy: he had justified, not denied or even softened down, his previous utterances; they rushed upon him, and, when he stated that he saw the heavens opened and Jesus standing to welcome him on the right hand of God, the Vision did, in this view, but increase the blasphemy, so they dragged him out of the city and stoned him
Son of Man - The Vision of Stephen gives a wider and deeper significance to the Messianic activities of the ascended Jesus. ...
There are two passages in the NT where the words ὅμοιον υἱὸν ἀνθρώπου are found (Revelation 1:13; Revelation 14:14) both in descriptive accounts of the Seer’s Visions. the use of the Danielic Visions in 2 Esdras 13:3 ff
Lamb - ...
Many surprises await one who, familiar only with the significance of the Lamb in the Levitical sacrifices, traces the new forms in which the figure made itself at home in the Visions of the Seer of Patmos. As the Vision unfolds, several startling paradoxes are thrown into the foreground
Fulness - Paul lifts up his magnificent truth of the ‘Cosmic Christ’ and his Vision of a ‘Christianized universe
Luke - This Gospel contains many things which are not found in the other Gospels; among which are the following: the birth of John the Baptist; the Roman census in Judea; the circumstances attending Christ's birth at Bethlehem; the Vision granted to the shepherds; the early testimony of Simeon and Anna; Christ's conversation with the doctors in the temple when he was twelve years old; the parables of the good Samaritan, of the prodigal son, of Dives and Lazarus, of the wicked judge, and of the publican and Pharisee; the miraculous cure of the woman who had been bowed down by illness eighteen years; the cleansing of the ten lepers; and the restoring to life the son of a widow at Nain; the account of Zaccheus, and of the penitent thief; and the particulars of the journey to Emmaus
Type - The fact, then, of a preconcerted connection between two series of events, is capable of being established in three ways: and the historical types may be accordingly arranged in three principal divisions. The illustration, then, to be derived from the historical types of the Old Testament, is found diffused over the whole period, which extends from the creation of the world, to the time when Vision and prophecy were sealed
Mount Mountain - -In the first of these passages (Acts 7:30; Acts 7:38) the martyr Stephen recalls to his murderers’ minds Moses’ Vision of the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1 ff. The contrast between the two Dispensations is thus emphasized: Sinai, sensible, provisional, and accompanied by the physical phenomena of the world; Zion, ideal, super-sensible, abiding, final, and pertaining to the world above
Clothing, Cloths, Clothes, Cloke, Coat - reads "a long robe;" and in Zechariah 3:4 , "clothe ye him with a long robe;" in the NT in Revelation 1:13 , of the long garment in which the Lord is seen in Vision amongst the seven golden lampstands
Ptolemae'us, - In the strong language of Daniel "The robbers of the people exalted themselves to establish the Vision
Mount Mountain - -In the first of these passages (Acts 7:30; Acts 7:38) the martyr Stephen recalls to his murderers’ minds Moses’ Vision of the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1 ff. The contrast between the two Dispensations is thus emphasized: Sinai, sensible, provisional, and accompanied by the physical phenomena of the world; Zion, ideal, super-sensible, abiding, final, and pertaining to the world above
Linus (1) - This story has a good deal of affinity with that told by Leucius of a Vision of our Lord during His crucifixion seen by St. , that our present Latin Linus must be later than Jerome; but he does not seem to have appreciated the conservative character of Jerome's revision or to have consulted the older versions
Mary - Finding it empty, she waited beside it weeping, and was rewarded with the first Vision of the risen Lord (John 20:11-18, cf
Son of Man - The Vision of Stephen gives a wider and deeper significance to the Messianic activities of the ascended Jesus. ...
There are two passages in the NT where the words ὅμοιον υἱὸν ἀνθρώπου are found (Revelation 1:13; Revelation 14:14) both in descriptive accounts of the Seer’s Visions. the use of the Danielic Visions in 2 Esdras 13:3 ff
Fulness - Paul lifts up his magnificent truth of the ‘Cosmic Christ’ and his Vision of a ‘Christianized universe
Religious Experience - His coming brought a new morning to the world (Luke 1:78), and originated a new Vision of righteousness and a new sunrise type of religious experience in the souls of men. Christian experience, as depicted in the NT, includes a new intellectual Vision, a radical shifting of the emotional centre, and a rectification and strengthening of the will. With the ‘Yea’ his eyes open, and he gets new Vision
Paul - This first visit to Jerusalem is that mentioned Acts 9:26, at which occurred the Vision (Acts 22:17-18). He had a Vision later than that of Acts 22:17-18, namely, in 2 Corinthians 12:1, etc. After staying only 15 days at Jerusalem, wherein there was not time for his deriving his gospel commission from Peter with whom he abode, having had a Vision that he should depart to the Gentiles (1 Corinthians 9:1), and being plotted against by Hellenistic Jews (Acts 9:29), he withdrew to the seaport Caesarea (Acts 9:30), thence by sea to Tarsus in Cilicia (Galatians 1:21), and thence to Syria
Eschatology - Modern writers generally hold that the value of prophecy consists primarily in its insight into spiritual truths, and only indirectly in its foresight into the future; but to the Jew, a coincidence between a prophetic prediction and a subsequent event was a signal proof of Divine inspiration, for it showed that God had ‘unveiled’ before the Vision of His prophet some detail of that future which was already predestined and lying spread out before His all-seeing eyes (cf. Daniel’s Vision of the Son of Man) are still awaiting fulfilment
Spirit - Acts 12:15 ; (o) divine gift for service, 1 Corinthians 14:12,32 ; (p) by metonymy, those who claim to be depostories of these gifts, 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ; 1 John 4:1-3 ; (q) the significance, as contrasted with the form, of words, or of a rite, John 6:63 ; Romans 2:29 ; 7:6 ; 2 Corinthians 3:6 ; (r) a Vision, Revelation 1:10 ; 4:2 ; 17:3 ; 21:10
Reserve - He aimed at the heart, the seat and source of faith, where the Vision and the love of goodness, with their dynamic impulse, are
Wisdom of Christ - Apollinaris denied to Christ a real human soul; but Aquinas virtually does the same when he asserts that the soul of Christ was created mature, in the full enjoyment of free-will and of the Beatific Vision, and possessed of wisdom and knowledge practically coextensive with the Divine
Son of Man - In one of his night Visions, the prophet saw “one like a son of man” (NAS) come on the clouds of heaven to appear before the throne of God. Scholars are divided over whether the Son of man of Daniel's Vision should be seen as an angel, as the Messiah, or as all of Israel
Hades - Jesus' reference to the future in Matthew 16:18 concurs with Revelation's Vision of Satan's final attack on God's people (19:19; 20:7-9)
Hour - More definitely the word is used as a division of the day (Matthew 20:3; Matthew 20:5-6; Matthew 20:12; Matthew 27:45-46, cf Mark 15:33-34, Luke 23:44, John 1:39; John 4:6; John 4:52; John 19:14). Once more an apparently innocent intrusion upon His thoughts had brought before Him the Vision of His hour
Service - ’ Both He who through suffering should redeem the people, and the people themselves, idealized as they were in the Vision of the seer, were to serve
Beauty - But those who were then eye-witnesses of His majesty (2 Peter 1:16) tell us that the glorious Vision surpassed all description
Pilate - 2) Vision and message
Fire - To Isaiah in the Vision, Isaiah 6:4
Ark - Nevertheless, universal terms in Scripture are not always to be taken mathematically, and in the Vision of Peter, the phrase παντα τα τετραποδα της γης ,— all the four-footed beasts of the earth, must be understood of varii generis quadrupedes, as Schleusner paraphrases it
Alexander - As soon, therefore, as I perceived this habit, I recollected the Vision, and understood that my undertaking was favoured by God, and that under his protection I might expect prosperity
Praise - It is the song of those who are healed of their sicknesses, or forgiven their sins; of Apostles who mediate on the gospel message and salvation through Christ; of those who rehearse the glories of the New Jerusalem as seen in apocalyptic Vision
Job, Book of - ...
The testing, all came from God: it was He who introduced Job to the notice of Satan, in the wonderful Vision of the unseen, where the 'sons of God' presented themselves before God
Philip - ...
(5) With the pathetic personal appeal to him which this dulness of spiritual Vision called forth (John 14:9), Philip disappears from the Gospel story
Religion (2) - ’ For although, as Oman so well shows (Vision and Authority, p. 81), ‘the supreme religious fact is the individual whose capacity of Vision is the channel of authority,’ yet if truth is ultimately one, it must proceed by way of revelation from some objective source. To this end He spoke in parables that they might not understand on any other conditions’ (Oman, Vision and Authority, p. But His yoke is easy, because it brings the whole life, love, and strength under contribution to a reasonable service; so that ‘I ought’ is transmuted into ‘I must,’ and the struggling life of division becomes the soaring life of dedication
Apocalypse - ]'>[1] The source, as also the end or object, of ἀποκάλυψις is God or Jesus Christ, and the mode may be Vision or ecstasy (2 Corinthians 12:1). As with every prophet, the end is within the Vision of the writer. Visions of Judgment, composing the body of the book (chs. 7, 11, 14, and 19, with Visions of the victory and bliss of the faithful. ...
(a)Visions of God and Christ respectively performing and revealing, chs. He describes the conflict between the worshippers or the Beast and the followers of the Lamb, and his Vision of the wrath of God in seven bowls, chs. , Joel, and generally all the portions of the OT which describe Visions of God or offer pictures of bliss or woe), the book leaves the reader with a strong impression of its spiritual unity
Isaiah, Book of - Thus he says: 2 Kings 20:1-212 ‘For Hezekiah did that which was pleasing to the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, which Isaiah the prophet commanded, who was great and faithful in his Vision’; Isaiah 49:23 ‘In his days the sun went backward; and he added life to the king’; Isaiah 49:24 ‘By a spirit of might be saw the end, and comforted the mourners in Sion’; Isaiah 49:25 ‘For ever he declared the things that should be, and hidden things before they came. ’ Possibly the last clause of Isaiah 49:22 refers to the title ‘The Vision of Isaiah’ ( Isaiah 1:1 ); certainly Isaiah 1:23 refers to the narrative of Isaiah 38 (= 2 Kings 20:1-21 ), and Isaiah 1:24 f. There is no reason for believing that the present arrangement of this matter, even within the several booklets, goes back to Isaiah himself; the division into chapters and verses is of course of very much later origin, and in several cases does violence to the original connexion, either by uniting, as in ch
Paul the Apostle - Several doxological statements capture Paul's majestic Vision. God granted him special cognitive grace, an authoritative didactic Vision, commensurate with his task (see Paul's references to "the grace given me" in Romans 12:3 ; Grace - Here God is not simply a great First Cause: first in time, foremost in space; He is rather the background and dynamic force of man’s inner being, and, for its sake, of all created being; enfolding and comprehending it, giving it its origin, reason of existence, unity, completeness, final end; the envelope of the whole by which the parts do their best and issue in their most fruitful results, so that the soul is a harmony of linked forces,* Zechariah, Theology of - ), references to Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel the Davidic governor, encouragement to rebuild the temple, and a mixture of oracles and Visions. The prophet also sees iniquity and wickedness being transported from Judah to Babylon in the Vision of the measuring basket (5:5-11). ...
See also Haggai, Theology of ; Israel ; Malachi, Theology of ; Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy ; Vision(s) ...
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Friendship - On the Mount of Transfiguration He admitted three of them to the Vision of His glory (Matthew 17:1-13 ||): in Gethsemane He opened to the same three the door of His grief (Matthew 26:36-46): He told His disciples of the stern struggle with temptation in the wilderness of Judaea. The foreboding of death (‘knowing that he would depart out of this world’) threatened to draw away His mind, as also the Vision of a transcendent glory (‘that he would depart unto the Father’) imperilled His attachment; but neither the excess of grief nor the ecstasy of gladness availed to weaken His fidelity to those whom He had chosen; ‘having loved his own, he loved them unto the end’ (John 13:1)
Habakkuk, Theology of - Habakkuk, however, consistently uses the imperfect tense to emphasize progressive action, vividly showing that he sees those fortune events happening before his very eyes in a Vision of faith
Body - Reference to the eye expresses interest in Vision, not in the physical organ
Restitution - [2] 156), and when Jesus, after His transfiguration, forbade His disciples to tell any one of their Vision of Moses and Elijah on the mount, they asked Him, ‘Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?’ (Matthew 17:10; cf
Isaiah - How much further was Isaiah’s doctrine of the future developed? Was he the creator of those ideas more particularly summed up in the term ‘Messianic,’ which exercised so powerful an influence in the later periods of Judaism, and which are doubtless among those most intimately connected with the prophet in the minds of the majority of students of the Bible? In particular, was the Vision ( Isaiah 9:1-6 ) of the Prince of Peace with world-wide dominion his? Or, to take another detail, did he hold that Zion itself was invincible, even though hostile hosts should approach it? These are questions that have been raised and have not yet received a decisive answer
John the Baptist - It may be that John's Vision of the Messiah varied so much from what he heard and saw in Jesus, that he came to question if Jesus were really the Christ (Matthew 11:1-2 ; Luke 7:18 )
Nahum, Theology of - ...
The interweaving judgment- and salvation-oracles are followed by a prophetic Vision in which Nahum describes the future downfall of the city as if he were there. The frenzy of staccato Visions, of war and sharp insults gives way to calm, mournful expression
Egypt - Joseph, however, feared to enter Judaea because of Archelaus, Herod’s son and successor; and in obedience to a second Vision directed his course to Galilee, and settled at Nazareth (Matthew 2:22 f
Judaizing - The Vision of the sheet, with the clean and unclean animals, showed that the Apostle’s act was a new departure, requiring special and Divine sanction; and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, prior to baptism, was needed to teach him that he might initiate his converts into the Christian Church by that sacrament. In the First Epistle he had dealt with the divisions in that Church (see Divisions)
Arnobius - The sight, however, of the martyrdoms which followed the edict of Nicomedia appears speedily to have touched him; and a dream or Vision (says St
Attributes of Christ - As in dealing with certain passages the extent of the Kenosis will weigh greatly, the present arrangement must be taken as largely provisional. ...
St John identified the Divine Person of Isaiah’s Vision with Christ (John 12:41)
Amos - The third section contains the Visions of Amos (7-9), which may have been the earliest revelations through the prophet. The Visions were central to his call experience. Aware of the awesome reality of human sin and divine judgment, these Visions shaped his prophetic messages (Amos 7:1-3 ,Amos 7:1-3,7:4-6 ,Amos 7:4-6,7:7-9 ; Amos 8:1-3 ; Amos 9:1-4 ). The Visions: Seeing God Properly Reveals Both His Judgment and His Mercy (Amos 7:1-9:15 ). A person transformed by a Vision of God sees people and things as they really are (Amos 7:14-17 )
Angel - Cherubim and seraphim make their most memorable appearances in the Visions of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:4-28 ; Ezekiel 10:3-22 ) and Isaiah (Ezekiel 6:2-6 ). Seraphim appear only in Isaiah's Vision and there attend God's throne and voice praises. Perhaps most importantly, a schema which envisions the better angels communing with God and the lesser ones ministering to humanity has no foundation in the Bible. The most prominent exceptions are the heavenly Visions of Isaiah and Zechariah. The Apocalypse of John in its Visionary nature, apocalyptic style, and reference to angels is comparable to parts of Daniel, Zechariah, and Isaiah
Egypt - Joseph, however, feared to enter Judaea because of Archelaus, Herod’s son and successor; and in obedience to a second Vision directed his course to Galilee, and settled at Nazareth (Matthew 2:22 f
Vigilantius - He wrote with a certain zeal for religion; but was led astray by the praise of men, and presumed beyond his strength; and being a man of elegant speech but not trained in discerning the sense of the Scriptures, interpreted in a perverse manner the second Vision of Daniel, and put forth other works of no value, which must be placed in the catalogue of heretical writings
Poet - No doubt one bond between them and Him was that directness of Vision and of thought and speech which characterized both. ‘The one,’ he says, ‘gives utterance to a far-off, unattainable dream or wish—the other is the expression of perfect insight and knowledge; it is not an aspiration after a glimpse of God’s working in nature, but a clear unbounded Vision of that working. ’ Thus is the Divinity of Jesus seen most plainly in His exquisite naïveté, the simpleness rather than the grandeur of His poetic Vision; and we learn of Him ‘not by a planet’s rush but a rose’s birth
Prophet - But while the Church thus early classified the redemptive activities of our Lord under this threefold division, it must not be assumed that the Jews of His own time had reached this full conception. If Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel were all introduced to their prophetic career by a Vision granted and a voice heard (Isaiah 42:1, Jeremiah 1:4-10, Ezekiel 3:10-14), so Jesus commenced His ministry by receiving at His baptism a Vision from heaven and by hearing His Father’s voice. With clear Vision He was able to follow throughout future time the workings of the principles He taught, and was able to state as a matter of certain knowledge that their adoption would be universal
Jerusalem - Although painfully aware of the transgressions of the city (1:21-23), he nevertheless retained a hopeful Vision for its future (2:3). In the Synoptic Gospels Jerusalem is first mentioned in connection with the birth stories of Jesus: Zechariah's Vision in the temple (Luke 1:5-23 ), the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12 ), and the presentation of the infant Jesus (Luke 2:22-38 )
Light - As the functions of the physical life depend largely upon the soundness of the organs of Vision, by means of which men move safely and freely in the outside world, so the mental and moral health of man is bound up with the condition of his inner life. The hoarding temper, which absorbs men in outward possessions, is pronounced by Jesus to be a flaw in the moral Vision, a speck that blurs ‘the light that is in thee,’ i
Grace - Here God is not simply a great First Cause: first in time, foremost in space; He is rather the background and dynamic force of man’s inner being, and, for its sake, of all created being; enfolding and comprehending it, giving it its origin, reason of existence, unity, completeness, final end; the envelope of the whole by which the parts do their best and issue in their most fruitful results, so that the soul is a harmony of linked forces,* Messiah - ...
In the exilic and postexilic ages, the expectation of a coming Messiah came into sharper focus, commencing with Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Vision of a Messiah who would combine the traits of royalty and priestly dignity (Jeremiah 33:14-18 ; Ezekiel 46:1-8 ; see, too, Zechariah 4:1-14 ; Zechariah 6:13 )
Truth - John offers the chief example of the revelation of truth being given by direct Vision, and in his Apocalypse he shows how he received in this way the knowledge of things present and future when he was in the spirit on the Lord’s Day. Paul claimed that he also was indebted to Visions for knowledge that he had received, and for the hearing of ‘unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter’ (James 3:13-143)
Reproach (2) - ’ The writer’s idea appears to be, not only that by identifying himself with his despised people Moses took upon himself a burden of contempt and suffering resembling that which was afterwards borne by Christ on our behalf, but that he had Christ prophetically in view—saw Him afar off, even as Father Abraham did (John 8:56), and was strengthened by the Vision to run his own race with patience (cf
Macedonia - Acts 16:9-10 describes the dream Vision that came to Paul in Troas: a Macedonian appeared to him and invited him to Macedonia
Spirituality - When a Christian mixes the Christian construal with other construals (such as a materialistic conception of the world), then there is a kind of double Vision that leads to conflicts, hypocrisy, and the like (see Matthew 6:19-24 )
Glory (2) - So the ‘glory’ appeared to Israel at Sinai (Exodus 24:16-17), at the door of the Tent (Leviticus 9:23, Numbers 14:10; Numbers 16:19), at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 8:10-11), in the Visions of Isaiah (1619110855_31) and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 3:23; Ezekiel 8:4). With this passage should be compared the Visions of Stephen in Acts 7:55; of Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:3; Acts 22:6-11; Acts 26:13), and of St. The Evangelist may indeed be alluding to the Transfiguration in John 1:14, and to the visible glory of Isaiah’s Vision in John 12:41
Luke (2) - Paul saw a Vision of his companion of the previous day, who appeared to be addressing him in the words of Acts 16:9; and, in accordance with the belief of the time, considered—who shall say wrongly?—that the Spirit had spoken through this dream
Fruit - Paul) with the ‘two olive trees’ of Zechariah 4; and Revelation 6:13 in its mention of a fig-tree casting her unripe figs in the spring tempests recalls Isaiah 34:4, Revelation 14:14-20 is a Vision of the harvest and vintage of the earth when the grain and the grapes are fully ripe
Triumphs - In the same triumphant attitude, the Apostle John beheld in Vision those who had overcome by the blood of the Lamb, standing "before the throne, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands,"...
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Eagle - Jeremiah when he beheld in Vision the march of Nebuchadnezzar cried, "Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind
Christ, Christology - Jesus as anointed Messiah embodies these royal and priestly functions and consciously sets his Vision on fulfilling Old Testament suffering and glorification typologies in the cross and resurrection (Matthew 16:21 ). In the parable of the children in the marketplace (Matthew 11:16-19 ) Jesus declares with authority his right to invite outcasts to open table fellowship, thereby going beyond nationalist and ethnic interests to include all who will eat with this friend of tax collectors and sinners (implicitly fulfilling the Vision of Isaiah 49:5-13 )
Temple of Jerusalem - Ezekiel's Vision of the new Jerusalem Temple after the Exile (Ezekiel 40-43 ) is idealistic and was perhaps never realized in Zerubbabel's rebuilding of the Temple, but many of its details would have reflected Solomon's Temple in which Ezekiel probably ministered as a priest before being deported to Babylon in 597 B. At the division of the kingdoms, Jeroboam set up rival sanctuaries at Bethel and Dan which drew worshipers away from Jerusalem for two hundred years. Ezekiel's temple Vision had considerable influence on the new Temple (Ezekiel 40-42 ), so that Zerubbabel's Temple perhaps was mounted on a platform and measured about 100 feet by 100 feet with the interior dimensions being virtually the same as those of Solomon's Temple
Revelation of John, the - 30, section 1 he quotes the beast's number 666 (Revelation 13:18) as in all the old copies, and orally confirmed to him by persons who had seen John, adding "we do not hazard a confident theory as to Antichrist's name, for if it had been necessary that his name should be proclaimed openly at this present time it would have been declared by him who saw the apocalyptic Vision, for it was seen not long ago, but almost in our generation, toward the end of Domitian's reign. He probably wrote out the Visions immediately after seeing them (Revelation 1:2; Revelation 1:9; Revelation 10:4). No early father held the first theory; few but rationalists hold it, who limit John's Vision to his own age, pagan Rome's persecutions, and its consequently anticipated destruction
Ideal - No man will find delight in that Vision of God which Jesus promises (v. The Kingdom of God in the Vision of many earnest dreamers and workers of our own days is the result of a social revolution brought about by political activity
Restoration - His need of mental enlargement, given later by means of the Vision (Acts 10:9-33), to enable him to believe in the possibility of Gentile salvation, is decisive against such an interpretation. When once the holy will of the Father, in its might and energy and Divine persistence, is realized, the Christian man may at least ‘rest in hope’ of an issue beyond our farthest Vision
Universalism (2) - below]'>[2]2 Yet we feel bound to hold that it is deeper spiritual Vision and not simply lowered logical acumen that makes the NT writers—conceivably, sometimes, at the cost of systematic coherence—hail Christ as Saviour of all men. Still, the question recurs here, too, whether the spirit and inner drift of such words—words spoken on the mountain-tops of spiritual Vision—can be satisfied by anything less than their full meaning
Lord's Supper. (i.) - There was no open Vision. To say that Jesus could not have instituted the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, because He looked for a speedy realization of the Kingdom, is to deny that He had the complete Vision of the destiny of the Servant of the Lord whose function is assumed by the Son of Man, whereas it seems certain that He foretold a spiritual inheritance among the Gentiles in return for His faithful service even unto death (Isaiah 42:1 ff
Organization (2) - In its earthly realization it was to be all-inclusive, a net that should gather of every kind (Matthew 13:47), a field for tares as well as wheat (Matthew 13:30), and this wide Vision gave the Apostles zeal to seek sinners as well as saints, Romans as well as Jews, calling none unworthy or unclean (Peter’s dream, Acts 10:28). Their faith and zeal had been renewed by the Vision of the risen Lord (Acts 1:21-22, 1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Corinthians 15:7), and in that faith they had wrought wondrous signs of their Apostolate (2 Corinthians 12:12)
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The second elegy (Lamentations 2) dwells on the city's destruction, her breach through which like a sea the foe poured in, the famine, the women eating their little children (fulfilling Deuteronomy 28:53), the priest and prophet slain in the sanctuary, the king and princes among the Gentiles, the law no more, the past vanity of the prophets forbearing to discover Zion's iniquity, retributively punished by the present absence of Vision from Jehovah (Lamentations 2:9; Lamentations 2:14)
Hope - , Philippians 3:21 ), ushering in for ‘those who are Christ’s’ the state of ‘incorruption’ which constitutes their ‘eternal life’ enjoyed in the Vision of God and the full communion of the Lord Jesus ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 f
Obadiah, Book of - The title describes the book as ‘a Vision’ (cf
Monastery - Five hundred travellers, with their horses, have been lodged at once within its walls; while the poor from every side of the country, waiting the ringing of the alms bell; when they flocked in crowds, young and old, to the gate of the monastery, where they received, every morning, a plentiful pro-vision for themselves and their families:...
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Image - All his thought turns on his doctrine of the Divinity of Christ, and the basis of that doctrine was the bright Vision he had beheld on the way to Damascus. Brown, Heavenly Visions, 1910, pp
Claim - In the Roman world, the most sincere and eloquent teacher of the age (Lucretius) had shown that there was no Divine care for man as had been once supposed, for in his Vision of the opened heavens he had seen the gods in a happy seclusion of their own, undisturbed by the sound of human pain and sorrow (de Rer
Duty - in His Life and Spirit, to cleanse our hearts, to renew our wills, and to illuminate our minds with the Vision of Truth
Aeon - The larger Vision gave the larger meaning; but it cannot he said that the fundamental idea of ‘age,’ as an epoch or dispensation with an end, is lost
Serve - In the temple of Ezekiel’s Vision, those Levites who had “… ministered unto them [1] before their idols …” were forbidden by the Lord to serve as priests ( Temple - The temple seen by Ezekiel in Vision is very fully described, and is supposed by some to be a figure of the actual temple
Purity (2) - It was the sense of what true purity consists in that led an old writer to say, ‘Keep thy heart above all that thou guardest, for out of it are the issues of life’ (Proverbs 4:23),—a saying which half-anticipates the Beatitude promising the Vision of God to the pure in heart
Clementine Literature - When Clement was five years old, Mattidia told her husband that she had seen a Vision warning her that unless she and her twin sons speedily left Rome and remained absent for ten years, all must perish miserably. Thereupon the father sent his wife and children with suitable provision of money and attendance to Athens, in order to educate them there. The Vision which she had related had been feigned in order to escape from the incestuous addresses of her husband's brother, without causing family discord by revealing his wickedness. She had been guilty of adultery with a slave, as he had learned on his brother's testimony, and afterwards leaving Rome with her twin sons on account of a pretended Vision, had perished miserably by shipwreck
Sin (2) - Paul is led to disclose this ‘vision of sin’ as the necessary postulate of the gospel (Romans 1:16-18), in which is revealed a righteousness of God’ (Romans 1:17, Romans 3:21). Fundamentally this is the appeal to personal experience, and it is clear from the Epistle to the Romans, as from the whole Pauline theology, that the Apostle is universalizing his own experience, as he saw himself in the light of the Vision of Jesus of Nazareth (Galatians 1:11-17, Romans 7:7-25)
Conscience - The explanation of the difficulties raised by such language lies in the fact already noted that ‘conscience’ in the NT is used to denote not the power of moral Vision only, but the moral judgment and the moral feelings. Even as a power of intuition or Vision by which the Moral Law is discerned, conscience is capable of improvement
Father, Fatherhood - He is ready to bestow the Kingdom of heaven upon the poor in spirit, and to give the Vision of Himself to the pure in heart (Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:8); that is to say, He gives the best He has to any who will receive it. In offering life to a Samaritan, Jesus feels that He is accomplishing the Father’s will (John 4:10; John 4:34), and a visit of certain Greeks brought before His soul the Vision of a great harvest for the Kingdom of God (John 12:20-24)
Baruch, Apocalypse of - Vision of the cedar and the vine. Second prayer of Baruch, followed by a revelation to him about the resurrection of the good and the bad, and the Vision of the black and the bright waters. * [1]0 They coincide also in much of their teaching, in the division of history into 12 parts, in the importance attached to Adam’s sin, in the legend of Behemoth and Leviathan, in the interest taken in the Lost Tribes,† Jeremiah - During this period, when others thought evil distant, the Vision of the almond tree, the emblem of wakefulness, showed Jeremiah that evil was hastening, and the seething pot that it should come from the N. Some symbolical acts of prophets, being scarcely possible, probable, or decorous, existed only in spiritual Vision; when possible and proper, they were often materialized by outward performance. Division. " Notes of time mark other divisions more or less historical
Sol'Omon - The glorious Visions of (Psalm 72:1 ) . God in a Vision having offered him the choice of good things he would have, he chose wisdom in preference to riches or honor or long life
Moses - He was at first unwilling to go, but at length he was obedient to the heavenly Vision, and left the land of Midian (4:18-26)
Isaac - Isaac had obeyed God's Vision in not going down to Egypt, a place of spiritual danger though abundant in food, but sojourning in Gerar during the famine
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El-Roi “God who Sees me” or “God of Vision” ( Genesis 16:13 )
Antiochus - ," Epiphanes, namely, Philip of Macedon and "robbers of the people," factious Jews, who, revolting from Ptolemy, helped Antiochus unconsciously, "establishing the Vision," i
Jeremiah, Book of - Some judge it to have been a Vision only, and others that Ephrath (that is Bethlehem) is meant instead of the Euphrates
Amen - It was not till after the Exile that it assumed its far commoner place as the answer, or almost the refrain in chorus, to the words of a previous speaker, and as such took its natural position at the close of the five divisions of the Psalms. This was further modified by the insertion of ‘and’ in the first three divisions of the Psalter. Here it is perhaps a conscious archaic form, brought in to add to the mysterious language of the Vision, which may originally, like the Book of Enoch or Noah, have been ascribed to some earlier seer
Bethlehem - " The road winds round the top of a valley which tradition has fixed on as the scene of the angelic Vision which announced the birth of our Lord to the shepherds; but different spots have been selected, the Romish authorities not being agreed on this head
Abram - Here he received in Vision from Jehovah the further revelation that this was the land which his descendants should inherit
Animals - In Matthew 3:16 the Vision of the Holy Ghost descending in the form of a dove (ὡσεὶ περιστεράν) seems to have been granted to all present at the Baptism. In Mark 1:10 and Luke 3:22 the Vision is apparently addressed more especially to Jesus Himself
Joshua - To the young soldier He appears in Vision as a captain, to the young preacher He appears as a preacher, to the young pastor He is the chief shepherd, to the young merchant He is an example of successful buying and selling, to a master He appears as a master, and to a servant as a servant; sometimes He is a lover, sometimes He is a husband, sometimes a son, and sometimes a brother, and so on, till He never leaves any man at his entrance on life without a divine Vision, and an ideal example, and a sacred summons to take his shoes off his feet
Prophecy, Prophet - Sometimes he was called a seer (meaning ‘one who sees’) because he may have seen God’s message in a Vision (1 Samuel 9:9; 1 Samuel 9:18-19; Zechariah 1:7-8)
Name, Names - Many places, however, got their designation from a salient natural feature, a well ( beer ), a fountain ( en , in En-gedi ), a meadow ( abel ), a vineyard ( karmel ), woods ( jearim ), in Kirath-jearim ), a hill ( Gibeah, Gibeon, Ramah ), trees ( Bethphage, Bethtappuah, Anab, Abel-hasshittim, Elah, Allon-bacuth ); from some circumstance belonging to the history or legends of the locality, an encampment ( Mahanaim ), a watch-tower ( Migdal, Megiddo, Mizpah ), a village ( Hazer ), a temporary abode of shepherds ( Succoth ), a place of refuge ( Adullam ), a Vision ( Bcer-lahai-roi ); from the clan which dwelt there ( Samaria )
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Visions, dreams, and direct communications were the principal means by which God conveyed his will (Numbers 12:5-8 ) to his prophetic servants. This situation is also true of the New Testament, where the atoning work of Jesus, while bringing one era to fulfillment, has actually opened a new and wider Vision of God's power working through the fellowship of believers
King, Christ as - In Daniel's apocalyptic Vision, he sees a future divine king—"one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven
Asia Minor, Cities of - Paul once set sail from Troas to Greece in response to his Vision of the “Macedonian Man” ( Acts 16:11 )
Docetism - The account given in the Nicene extracts of a Vision seen by St
Proselyte - They left the field to Christianity, restricted their Vision to their own people, and left the outer world alone
Patriarchs, the - The growth of the Hebrew nation was promised specifically to Abraham in the patriarchal covenant (Genesis 12:15-205 ; Genesis 17:1 ), along with the provision of a land in which Abraham's offspring would dwell. At the very moment that Isaac's life was about to be taken, his position as covenant heir was safeguarded by the provision of an alternative sacrificial offering (Genesis 22:9-13 ). ...
In old age, Isaac's sight failed; and, when it became apparent that Esau might inherit the extra birthright provision after all, Rebekah conspired with her favorite son Jacob to deceive Isaac into blessing him rather than Esau. God intervened in a night Vision, and a restrained Laban made a covenant of peace with Jacob
Peter - His Jewish prejudice was thoroughly conquered by his Vision at Joppa and the conversion of Cornelius and his company at Cæsarea; and, when taken to task by the Judaistic party at Jerusalem for associating with uncircumcised Gentiles, he vindicated his action and gained the approval of the Church ( Acts 10:1 to Acts 11:19 )
Mystery - ...
Besides this primary sense, the word μυστήριον is also used like רָוָא and סו̇ד in Rabbinic writers to designate the hidden or mystic sense of a Scripture (Ephesians 5:32), a name (Revelation 17:5), or the image or form seen in a Vision (Revelation 1:20; Revelation 17:5)
Parousia (2) - Manifestly Jesus took into account the gradual evolution of human affairs in contemplating the triumph of His Kingdom, while at the same time His faith in that triumph was so real and assured, and His Vision of it so intensely clear, that it seemed to Him imminent, on the eve of fulfilment; and when He spoke under this feeling His disciples gathered the impression that it was close at hand, and they naturally understood the supreme event to be synchronous with the fall of Jerusalem, though in tins, as it proved, they were mistaken
Power - So rich is the provision for its subjects, that even the cry of hunger becomes a feast, and to bear a burden and cross with Christ is an immediate Paradise. By its connexion with the One Name of which the OT spoke it fulfilled the Vision of the prophets which Judaism had obscured, and, on the other hand, included in due place and proportion those gifts for physical need and circumstance that had been the crown and consummation of Gentile desire (Matthew 6:33)
Ideas (Leading) - This is not an artificial division: it corresponds to two stages in His public teaching which are very clearly marked in the Gospels. Nevertheless, in the OT is to be found the Vision of a great world-wide Kingdom of God. And the lesson reaches the highest heights of spiritual Vision
Second Coming of Christ - The final triumph of good over evil is brought out in a number of ways, notably in the magnificent Vision of the heavenly city and in the Vision of the wedding of the Lamb. There are problems in knowing exactly how the Visions are to be interpreted, none more so than in the reference to the binding of Satan for a thousand years and the reign of certain believers with Christ for that period (Revelation 20:1-6 )
Terah - I can easily imagine a thousand suspicions, and rebukes, and remonstrances, and threatenings that Terah might have addressed to his son Abram when he first communicated the Vision and the voice to his Chaldean father. Terah, the father of Abram, is at the same time the father of all those statesmen, and churchmen, and theologians, and philosophers, as well as of all those many plain men among us, who to old age are still open to all divine Visions and to all divine voices; to all new truth and to all new light; to all new departures in divine providence and in divine progress, and then to all new opportunities and all new duties. And, thank God, at every new Vision and at every new voice of His we ever find such sons of Terah in the church and in the state, in the congregation and in the family, and a right honourable place they fill, and a right fruitful
Innocentius, Bishop of Rome - Diocese is here used, in its original sense, to denote a civil division of the empire comprising many provinces. 413) began his famous work, de Civitate Dei , though he took 13 years to complete it, in which he sees a Vision of the kingdom of God rising on the ruins of the kingdom of the world—a Vision which gradually took more distinct shape in the idea already more or less grasped by Innocent, of a Catholic Christendom united under the Roman see
Paul the Apostle - Paul would not have written to the Romans as be did without knowing them personally; that the large experience and wide field of Vision shown in the Epistles were an impossibility at so early a date; that time was required for ‘Paulinism,’ which was a radical reformation of the older Christianity, to spring up; that the problems discussed (the Law and the Gospel, Justification, Election, etc. Saul was blinded by the Vision and led into Damascus, where he was instructed and baptized by one Ananias
Revelation, the - Revelation 11:19 commences another division of the book, taking us back in thought to the birth of Christ, from which this development starts. These form another division of the book. A Vision concerning the great harlot, which may be identified with Jezebel (in the address to Thyatira) and from the description given, may be recognised as the Romish Papal system, is brought under the notice of John by one of the angels of the seven last plagues. In Revelation 19:11 to Revelation 20:3 is presented a Vision of the Lord coming forth in warrior judgements He is seated on a white horse, and His saints follow with Him
History - ” From within this great judgment God's people look back to the past, the glory days of David, the saving Exodus under Moses' supervision, and then look forward. The prophetic Vision of God's final kingdom will be realized fully
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The Apocryphon of John is an early gnostic work that purports to contain a Vision of the apostle John. Zechariah, John's father, was a priest from the division of Abijah
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The Vision mode of revelation, which is the exception in other prophets, is the rule in Daniel and in Zechariah 1-6
Festivals - Ezekiel mentioned four times receiving a Vision on the first day of the month (Ezekiel 26:1 ; Ezekiel 29:17 ; Ezekiel 31:1 ; Ezekiel 32:1 )
Prophecy, Prophets - He was able to see into the future by Vision (1 Samuel 3:11-14 ) and to ask God for thunder and rain (1 Samuel 12:18 ). (2) Prophets received a word from God through many means—direct declarations, Visions, dreams, or an appearance of God. They predict (Acts 11:28 ; Acts 20:23 ; Acts 27:22-26 ), announce judgments (Acts 13:11 ; Acts 28:25-28 ), act symbolically (Acts 21:10-11 ), and receive Visions (Acts 9:10-11 ; 2 Corinthians 12:1 )
Animals - This is a Vision of future transformation and harmony, when all creation will be renewed (cf
Chronicles, the Books of - ...
The Books of Samuel the seer, Nathan the prophet, and Gad the seer (1 Chronicles 29:29), furnished information for David's reign; "the book of Nathan," and "the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite," and "the Visions of Iddo the seer" (2 Chronicles 9:29), for Solomon's reign; "the story (midrash , 'interpretation') of the prophet Iddo," for king Abijah's "acts, ways, and sayings" (2 Chronicles 12:22). Iddo's "book concerning genealogies and the prophet Shemaiah's words," for Rehoboam's acts (2 Chronicles 12:15); "the book of the kings of Israel and Judah" (2 Chronicles 25:26; 2 Chronicles 27:7; 2 Chronicles 32:32; 2 Chronicles 33:18), "the sayings of the seers" (2 Chronicles 33:19, choza ), for many subsequent reigns; "the words of Jehu the son of Hanani" (2 Chronicles 20:34), for Jehoshaphat's reign; "the Vision of the prophet Isaiah" (2 Chronicles 26:22; 2 Chronicles 32:32), for Uzziah's and Hezekiah's reigns. The division of Chronicles into two books is due to the Septuagint
Zebedee - ’ The latter portion seems to have been implied in the promises of Genesis 49:13 and Deuteronomy 33:18, but it is excluded in Joshua’s (Joshua 19:10-16) division of the land. They discuss the question as to what Jacob saw in Vision, in that he blessed Zebulun immediately after Judah (Genesis 49:10-14), and the usual answer they give is that he foresaw the glories of Rabbinism in the presence of the Sanhedrin at Sepphoris before it was removed to Tiberias (Yalkut Shimeoni, i
Poetry - To illustrate, consider the perspective on an object seen with binocular Vision
Hell - After the provisional state of Hades and the final judgment, God's wrath culminates in hell. John's Vision in Revelation 21 of the new city on a high mountain confirms this separation between the blessed and the damned after the day of judgment
Providence of God - pronoia [ Acts 24:2 ), or negatively, as when Paul admonishes us to "make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires" (Romans 13:14 , ; RSV ). When applied to God the idea takes on a vastly larger dimension because God not only looks ahead and attempts to make provision for his goals, but infallibly accomplishes what he sets out to do. In John's breath-taking Vision of God upon his throne (Revelation 4-5 ) the picture is of ceaseless adoration and service of God by all that inhabit heaven
Hosanna - If, as seems clear, the Vision is expressed in figures drawn from that event, then the acclaim in heaven must be held to settle the meaning of those Hosannas upon earth: the dative of the Apocalypse is the dative of the Gospel: it is the dative not of a prayer for Jesus, but of an ascription of salvation to Him as its Mediator and Bestower
Glory - With him also the δόξα is fundamentally associated with the idea of celestial splendour, to which, indeed, his Vision of the glorified Christ gave a new and vivid reality; but the idea of revelation, of the Glory as God’s self-manifestation, becomes prominent
Majesty (2) - There came a reaction by and by, represented in the East by Origen and in the West by Jerome, when men bethought themselves of such a prophetic Psalm as the 45th, with its Vision of One ‘fairer than the children of men’ (Isaiah 53:2) and girded with glory and majesty (Isaiah 53 :)
Samuel, First Book of - The word of Jehovah was precious: there was no open Vision: the priest had failed
Arts - The time had passed when agriculture was a self-contained industry; there were now many departments, and much subdivision of labour. ...
We read once of the shambles (μάκελλον = macellum, 1 Corinthians 10:25), which in reality was a meat and provision market, with many booths or shops, such as every great city of the time could boast. Although these here appear as seen in Vision, they were all of them possible to antiquity
Holiness - So in like manner in John's Vision
Jacob - And though he was supported with the assurance of the divine protection, and the renewal of the blessing of Abraham by God himself, in his remarkable Vision at Bethel, and solemnly devoted himself to his service, wishing only for food and raiment, and vowing to profess the worship of God, and pay tithe unto him should he return back in peace, Genesis 28:10-22 ; yet he was forced to engage in a tedious and thankless servitude of seven years, at first for Rachel, with Laban, who retaliated upon him the imposition he had practised on his own father; and substituted Leah, whom he hated, for Rachel, whom he loved; and thereby compelled him to serve seven years more; and changed his wages several times during the remainder of his whole servitude of twenty years; in the course of which, as he pathetically complained, "the drought consumed him by day, and the frost by night, and the sleep departed from his eyes," in watching Laban's flocks, Genesis 31:40 ; and at last he was forced to steal away, and was only protected from Laban's vengeance, as afterward from Esau's, by divine interposition
Daniel, Book of - ...
The book divides itself into two portions: the first six chapters give Daniel's intercourse with the great monarchs; and the latter six chapters the Visions and revelations made to Daniel himself. The prophetical aspect of the first division begins with Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The messenger said, "I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the Vision is for many days
History - ” From within this great judgment God's people look back to the past, the glory days of David, the saving Exodus under Moses' supervision, and then look forward. The prophetic Vision of God's final kingdom will be realized fully
Prayer - The third hour was marked by the gift of the Spirit (Acts 2:15), the ninth by the miracle of the healing of a lame man by Peter and John on their way to prayer (Acts 3:1), the sixth by the Vision which taught Peter to receive Gentile converts
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - It was the spoken utterance of the man of Vision and inspiration; it was a declaration of the ‘word of Jahweh’; it was a revelation of the Divine will not so much in the sense of prediction-an aspect of prophecy not original, but subordinate-but rather in the sense of spiritual instruction involving a special degree of religious and ethical insight. Prophecy is connected not only with revelations, but with ‘visions’ (2 Corinthians 12:1-3). ‘The Apocalypse, which is the great prophetic book of the NT and the most conspicuous relic we have of the prophecy of the primitive Christian Church, is a series of Visions seen by a prophet and related by him’ (T
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - 93); the four watches of the night (Mat_14:25) mean the ages of the patriarchs of the law of the prophets and of Christ; in Elijah's Vision the strong wind was the patriarchal dispensation which swept away the worship of idols; the earthquake was the law of Moses at the giving of which the mountains leaped like rams; the fire was the word of prophecy (Jer_20:9); the still small voice was the message of Gabriel to Mary
God - Any Vision of such a holy God overpowers the worshipper with feelings of awe, terror and unworthiness (Job 40:1-4; Isaiah 6:1-5; Habakkuk 3:3; Habakkuk 3:16; Revelation 1:17)
Law - Then Peter had a Vision through which he learnt that Jewish food laws no longer applied
Paul - Paul saw in a Vision a man,of Macedonia, who besought him, saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us. " The Vision was at once accepted as a heavenly intimation; the help wanted, by the Macedonians was believed to be the preaching of the gospel
Montanus - We learn that the Montanists brought as Scripture examples of ecstasy the text "the Lord sent a deep sleep (ἔκστασιν ) upon Adam," that David said in his haste (ἐν ἐκστάσει ) "all men are liars," and that the same word is used of the Vision which warned Peter to accept the invitation of Cornelius. There probably Montanus had taught; there the prophetesses Priscilla and Maximilla resided; there Priscilla had seen in a Vision Christ come in the form of a woman in a bright garment, who inspired her with wisdom and informed her that Pepuza was the holy place and that there the New Jerusalem was to descend from heaven. The bulk of what Tertullian taught as a Montanist he probably would equally have taught if Montanus had never lived; but owing to the place which Montanism ascribed to Visions and revelations as means of obtaining a knowledge of the truth, his belief in his opinions was converted into assurance when they were echoed by prophetesses who in their Visions gave utterance to opinions imbibed from their master in their waking hours. Both martyrs and martyrologist had clearly been under Montanist influences: great importance is attached to Visions and revelations, and the editor justifies the composition of new Acts, intended for church reading, on the grounds that the "last days" in which he lived had witnessed, as had been prophesied, new Visions, new prophecies, new exhibitions of the mighty working of God's Spirit, as great as or greater than in any preceding age
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - Three days before his apprehension he saw in a Vision his pillow on fire and at once interpreted the omen to his friends: "I must be burnt alive. Then with one voice the multitude demanded that Polycarp should be burnt alive; for his Vision must needs be fulfilled
Luke, the Gospel According to - Luke (Luke 22:43) records the appearance of an angel unto Jesus during His agony; as no one else is mentioned as having seen the Vision, (indeed the disciples were sleeping for sorrow), it must have been especially revealed by the Lord after His resurrection
Disciples - In a similar way, Paul's Vision of, and calling by, the resurrected Lord won for him the designation “apostle” (1 Corinthians 9:1 ; 1 Corinthians 15:8-11 ; Galatians 1:11-2:10 ); though this distinction was apparently not conceded by all (2 Corinthians 3:1 ; 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 )
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This is the Vision that captured the writer of the Book of Hebrews and is recorded in chapter 9 of that book
God (2) - One of such tenderness of heart as Jesus showed in all His relations to others—a tenderness which He believed was an attribute of God—could not have uttered such words of judgment as Mark 3:29; Mark 12:9 and Matthew 25:46, unless He had had an open Vision of the Divine purity
Manliness - So there was not lacking in His courage that element which arises from the Vision of the cruel and shameful death awaiting Him. Now the right and duty of avenging an affront or an injury have always seemed to men bound up with the love of honour, and the division of others into friends and enemies has seemed inevitable
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Abraham - " Immediately after Abraham had refused worldly rewards Jehovah in Vision said, "I am
Brotherhood (2) - Only the fresh Vision of the Father’s love, the surrender to the Saviour’s Cross, and the appropriation of the Spirit’s power will inspire, fit, and equip it for the holy task to which God summons
Angel - , Ezekiel 40:1 a Vision is attributed to ‘the hand of the Lord’; in Ezekiel 40:3 ff. , angels take up a very definite position of intermediate beings between God and man, one of their chief functions being that of interpreting Visions which Divine action creates in the mind of men; in both these books angels are called ‘men,’ and in both the earlier idea of the ‘Angel of the Lord’ has its counterpart in the prominent position taken up by some particular angel who is the interpreter of Visions
Paraclete - This brings them, however, to take part in a dire struggle, and the last discourse of Jesus affirms in words of deep impressiveness that He has made every provision for their warfare with the world and their victory over it. -At the same time the statements regarding the Paraclete are connected at all points with the peculiar content of the Johannine theology: with its absolute rejection of the world, as being the realm of darkness, its bringing the gospel under the single aim of evoking faith in Jesus, its subordination of all external results to the spiritual process of generating the knowledge of God, its synthesis of historical recollection with the mystic Vision that looks within and there becomes assured of communion with God. Lightfoot, On a Fresh Revision of the English NT, do
Parables - Stories, especially those of Jesus, told to provide a Vision of life, especially life in God's kingdom. This latter category points to the realism of rejection of the will of God fully allowable on the one hand by the divine provision of freedom, yet on the other hand the divine insistence of the eventual triumph of His loving purpose
Paraclete - This brings them, however, to take part in a dire struggle, and the last discourse of Jesus affirms in words of deep impressiveness that He has made every provision for their warfare with the world and their victory over it. -At the same time the statements regarding the Paraclete are connected at all points with the peculiar content of the Johannine theology: with its absolute rejection of the world, as being the realm of darkness, its bringing the gospel under the single aim of evoking faith in Jesus, its subordination of all external results to the spiritual process of generating the knowledge of God, its synthesis of historical recollection with the mystic Vision that looks within and there becomes assured of communion with God. Lightfoot, On a Fresh Revision of the English NT, do
Passion Week - alone, in which the spittle of Jesus comes to the aid of His omnipotence (Mark 7:33, Mark 8:23); in the healing of the blind, the narrator pictures to himself a gradual advance towards perfect Vision (Mark 8:24-25)
Incarnation (2) - He beheld Divine realities with immediate Vision, and reported what He had seen and heard (John 1:18; John 6:46; John 8:38; John 15:15). We see in Jesus one whose Vision of God was absolutely undimmed, whose intercourse with God was unhindered by any incapacity on His part to receive, or to respond to, the communications of God to Him
Christ in Reformation Theology - The Reformers added: and that He fills the whole sphere of God, so that there is room for no other Vision of God than that which Christ gives us. ...
The reader of the second part of the second book of the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas cannot help seeing that the really evangelical aspirations of the great Schoolmen are everywhere thwarted and finally slain outright because the theologian has to start with the thought that God has been first defined as either the Absolute, or the Primum Movens, or the Causa efficiens prima, or the Intelligens a quo omnes res naturales ordinantur in finem—conceptions which can never imprison, without destroying, the Vision of the Father who has revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ
Christ in the Early Church - Christ fills the field of Vision. stated the balance of faith clearly and antithetically, and the fourth Council (Chalcedon, 451), in condemning Eutyches, laid down that the two natures of Christ are to be acknowledged ἀσυγχύτως (‘without confusion’), ἀτρέπτως (‘without change’), ἀδιαιρέτως (‘without division’), ἀχωρίστως (‘without separation’). ), was comforted before her sufferings by a Vision of Christ as an aged man, a shepherd, sitting in the midst of a spacious garden, who said to her, ‘Thou hast done well, my child, in coming
Reality - The distress and suffering that are in the world (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 12:15), the mysteries of Providence (Luke 13:1-4, John 9:3), the value and needs of the soul (Matthew 16:26-27, Luke 12:20-21), the curse of sin (Matthew 18:8-9, Luke 13:3, John 8:24), the certainty of retribution (Matthew 18:6; Matthew 23:33, Mark 9:43-48), the necessity of spiritual renewal (Matthew 9:17, John 3:3-7), the burden of responsibility (Matthew 11:20-24; Matthew 23:14, Luke 10:13-16), the imperative obligations of duty (John 9:4), the supreme authority of God (Matthew 19:17, John 4:34; John 10:29),—on all these Jesus kept His eye fixed with an intensity of Vision and purpose that was never relaxed from the beginning to the end of His career
Unpardonable Sin - ’ The special monition of the incident in the Gospels is against that loss of Vision which comes from the hardening power of sin, that continual resistance of the Spirit which leads at last to hatred of the Spirit
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - The climax of Revelation draws on the climax of Isaiah: both conclude with the Vision of a "new heaven and a new earth. Some basic features of the Old Testament "story" become prophetic in the light of Christthat is, they are discovered to have a forward-looking, predictive function because their provisionality is revealed by the appearance of something (some one ) much greater and better
Jews, Judaism - The division of the land takes the size of the tribe into account, allotting a large region to Judah. David was addressed as "king of Israel" by Michal (2 Samuel 6:20 ), but after the division of the kingdom upon the death of Solomon, Rehoboam bore the title "king of Judah" (1 Kings 14:21 ). The first Jews to return from the Babylonian exile to Jerusalem rebuilt the temple; however, the religious practices of the next generation did not conform to the Vision of Judaism that the Babylonian Jewish community held. The ethnic division may be traced back to the eighth century b
Eternal Punishment - ’ This sharp division of men into two classes entirely distinct is to human Vision impossible. What Visions beyond there may be, what larger hopes, what ultimate harmonies, if such there are in store, will come in God’s good time; it is not ours to anticipate them, or lift the veil where God has left it drawn’ (Orr, The Christian View of God and the World, 397)
Metaphors - , it is the believer (Matthew 5:15), or his ‘eye’ (spiritual Vision or intent), if clear and healthy (ἁπλοῦς, Matthew 6:22), which is the lamp shining forth from the inward centre of life (φῶς, Matthew 5:14)—which Jn
Aaron - In obedience to that intimation, after the forty years' separation, he met Moses in the "mount of God," where the Vision of the flaming bush had been vouchsafed to the latter, and conducted him back to Goshen. Aaron, with characteristic impressibleness, repented of his sin almost immediately after he had been seduced into it, upon Jehovah's sudden address to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, declaring His admission of Moses to speak with Him "mouth to mouth, apparently," so that he should "behold the similitude of the Lord," a favor far above all "visions" vouchsafed to prophets
the Prodigal Son - But secret Visions of sin will soon harden the tenderest heart in the world. "Did I see a boy of good make and mind, with the tokens on him of a refined nature, cast upon the world without provision, unable to say whence he came, or who were his family connections, I should conclude there was some secret connected with his history, and that he was one of whom, from one cause or another, his parents were ashamed. And then, as the Imitation has it, there was first the sinful knowledge, and then there arose out of that a sinful imagination, a picture of the sin, and then the young sinner's heart took a secret delight in the knowledge and the Vision, and then he sought for an opportunity, and the opportunity soon came
Devotion - Thus Christ Himself teaches in one of the most sacred parts of Scripture: ‘I in them’ (John 17:23; John 17:26) is the final and fullest blessing and privilege conceivable in that hour of Vision for those whom He loved ‘to the uttermost’ (John 13:1 (Revised Version margin))
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It is the Vision of the Christians in Antioch which shaped the remaining chapters of Acts
Zechariah, Prophecy of - The first Vision is in Zechariah 1:7-17
Advent (2) - The writer in Vision beholds an ancient of days, seated on his throne to judge the great world-kingdoms and their rulers
Simon Magus - that of having seen our Lord though not in his lifetime yet subsequently in Vision) were really the claims of Paul; and urged that Peter's refutation of Simon was in some places intended as a polemic against Paul
Inspiration - With the prophets God spoke in Vision, but with Moses "face to face" and "mouth to mouth" (Exodus 33:11; Numbers 12:6-8)
Temple - --The Vision of a temple which the prophet Ezekiel saw while residing on the banks of the Chebar in Babylonia, in the twenty-fifth year of the captivity, does not add much to our knowledge of the subject
Eternal Life (2) - The life eternal into which the believer enters involves, as matter of course, all due allowance for Divinely appointed conditions, aids, provisions and means of nourishing the life itself; but to exalt these unduly is to divert the thought from the more central and profound mystic conception of Christ Himself as the life of the world. In that mirror the believer beholds the glory of his Lord reflected, and by the power of the heavenly Vision he is ‘transformed into the same image’ (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
Minister, Ministration - Lowell, ‘The Vision of Sir Launfal’; and ‘The Legend of St
Spirit - As the cross drew near, His ‘soul’ (ἡ ψυχή μου τετάρακται, John 12:27) revolted from the horrors of the Vision; while we, as we read the narrative of self-revelation, perceive the origin and cause of His sympathy with ‘the feeling of our infirmities’ (Hebrews 4:15)
Antichrist - Ezekiel’s prophecy of the overthrow of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38); Zechariah’s Vision of the destruction of the destroyers of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14); above all, the representation in Daniel, with reference to Antiochus Epiphanes, of a world-power that waxed great even to the host of heaven (Daniel 8:10), and trod the sanctuary under foot (Daniel 8:13), and stood up against the Prince of princes until it was finally ‘broken without hand’ (Daniel 8:25)-all contributed to the idea of a great coming conflict with the powers of a godless world before the Divine Kingdom could be set up
Demoniac - Hence he considers the Egyptian magicians as jugglers; the witch of Endor, as a ventriloquist; and, completing the system, he has written an elaborate dissertation to prove, that when Christ was "tempted of the devil," as the Evangelist Matthew expresses it, that apostate angel was not really present; and that the whole transaction took place in a Vision or a dream
Word - It also signifies what is written in the sacred books of the Old and New Testament, Luke 11:28 ; James 1:22 ; the divine law which teaches and commands good things, and forbids evil, Psalms 119:101 ; and is used to express every promise of God, Psalms 119:25 , &c, and prophecy or Vision, Isaiah 2:1
Prayer - The reason lay in the prophet’s Divine call, his Vision of the Divine will (so a ‘seer’), and his forthtelling of the Divine message
Philippians, Epistle to - The contrast between His earthly life of suffering and death and the eternal, glorious existence involved in the Vision of the risen Lord, has become the religious motive of supreme efficacy
Predestination - Paul when in a Vision of the night the Lord said to him: ‘I have much people in this city’ (Acts 18:10)
Presence (2) - ‘They taught (following Thomas Aquinas) that the soul can even here upon earth so receive God within itself as to enjoy in the fullest sense the Vision of His being, and dwell in heaven itself’ (Harnack, Outlines of the Hist
Temple - But inasmuch as Ezekiel, the Temple of whose Vision is in all essential points a replica of that of Solomon, gives 6 cubits as the thickness of its walls ( Ezekiel 41:5 ), except the walls of the porch, which were 5 cubits thick ( Ezekiel 40:48 ), those of the first Temple are usually assumed to have been of the same dimensions
Colossians, Theology of - God's power, provision, and sovereignty are central for Paul. " In the other words, the teaching emphasizes Visions in which heavenly worship of the angels was observed. This teaching spoke of days of fasting to prepare for a journey to the heavens to see God and have a Vision of him and his angelic host in worship (Philo, Som. Thus the emphasis in this false teaching falls on the humility of ascetic practice, Visions, rigors of devotion, treating the body harshly, and rules about what should not be eaten or what days should be observed (2:16-23)
Isaiah - More contemplative and ideal in this part, he soars aloft in glorious Visions of the future, no longer tied down to the existing political circumstances of his people, as in the former part. The divisions are marked by the ending twice the "salvation" foretold is not for the unfaithful, but for the believing and waiting true Israelites; for, "there is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked. ...
The whole book falls into the sacred seven divisions:...
(1) Isaiah 1-12;...
(2) Isaiah 13-27, the burdens and their sequel;...
(3) Isaiah 28-35;...
(4) Isaiah 36-39; and...
(5-7) the three divisions (a sacred ternary) of Isaiah 40-66. "The valley of Vision" (Isaiah 22:1) may imply that it was in "the lower city" he resided and saw Visions, though "valley" may refer to Jersalem generally, surrounded by hills higher than Zion and Moriah
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A second ambiguity builds upon the first and concerns the harm or injury envisioned in verses 22-23. Circumstances have obscured his Vision. ...
The psalmist sometimes recalls God's shelter and provision during the earliest stages of life when making requests for God's ongoing protection and guidance (22:9-10; 71:6; 119:73)
Jeremiah, Theology of - To state the theology of a book is to offer a synthesis of the material from a theological rather than historical angle of Vision
Sorrow, Man of Sorrows - The primary reference is to the immediate crisis, but in all ages His disciples will have sorrow in all that hinders their full Vision of Him, the complete establishment of His Kingdom, and His return in glory
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - 430) informs us that Helena was told in a night Vision to go to Jerusalem; that she found the site of the Passion with difficulty, though he alludes to no supernatural aid; that Macarius suggested the means of distinguishing the true cross, viz
Paul as a Man of Prayer - The truth is, beyond the best adorations and doxologies of the Apostle Paul, the soul of man will never rise on this side the adorations and doxologies of the Beatific Vision itself
Word - The sending and reception of God's word are by the Spirit (Zechariah 7:12 ) and often through Visions (Numbers 24:15-16 ; 1 Samuel 3:1 ; 1 Kings 22:19 ); it is pictured as God reaching out his hand and touching the mouth of the prophet (Jeremiah 1:9 ). Balaam "hears the words of God, has knowledge from the Most High, and sees a Vision from the Almighty " (Numbers 24:16 )
Evolution (Christ And) - The upward striving of humanity for union with its Creator as personal finds its historical witness in (1) the universal function of worship, prayer, and sacrifice, and (2) the Hebrew prophetic Vision of the Ideal Servant of Jehovah, and the Messianic hope; and it suggests, as God is personal, a corresponding act of self-revelation in a historical Person who would unite in himself the human aspiration and the Divine manifestation; while the gradual revelation consummated in the coming of Christ, and recorded in the Old and New Testaments, is in line with all the known laws of God’s evolutionary methods
David - in His Races - I would fain begin with David's faith, were it not that there is no word in all our tongue that carries less meaning and less Vision to most people's minds and hearts than just this so frequent sound-faith
Achan - For the pictures from which we turn we shall gaze unabashed on the Beatific Vision
Preaching - Sometimes they had no open Vision, and the word of the Lord was precious, or scarce; the people only heard it now and then
Paul - The journey would take at least a week using donkeys or mules to ride and carry provisions. Usually Paul's message caused a division in the synagogue, and Paul and Barnabas would seek a Gentile audience. A Vision directed Paul to go to Philippi in the province of Macedonia
Manicheans - 431), the Explanation of the Gospel of Manes, the Gospel of the Infancy, the Vision of St
Pre-Existence of Christ - Paul’s earlier Epistles it is seen that Christ’s redeeming work must extend its influence over all created things (1 Corinthians 15:24-28, Romans 8:19-22; Romans 8:37-39); and in Colossians the cosmic Redemption, the Vision of a ‘Christianized universe,’ becomes one of the Apostle’s central themes
Idol - Like "the chambers of imagery" or priests' chambers with idolatrous, pictures on the walls as seen in Vision (Ezekiel 8:12), answering to their own perverse imaginations. The disgust of all godly Israelites, intestine divisions, a perpetual conflict between the Mosaic law, still in force, and the established national idolatry, and the immorality which results from idolatry, were the natural and penal consequence, bringing ruin finally on the state
Christianity - ( a ) It was related to all the old ethnic faiths , and to every religious experience of Vision and longing, of striving and despair, that the soul of man had ever known. ), while the Visions of the Divine that came to true Israelites only made them more deeply conscious of their sin and need (cf
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - Other Old Testament books offer abundant additional affirmation of these and other never-ending aspects of God or his saving provisions. John's Vision begins with praise to God "for ever and ever" (1:6)
Canon of the Old Testament - The third division of the OT is called in Hebrew Kethûbhîm , i. The NT expresses a doctrine of Holy Scripture; it acknowledges a threefold division ( Luke 24:44 ); it implies that Chronicles was the last book in the roll of the OT ( Matthew 23:35 , Luke 11:51 ); but it does not quote Esther, Cant. He did not report the word of the Lord as received by Vision or prophecy; in His own name He supplied what was wanting in Law and Prophets
Kingdom Kingdom of God - By contrast with such knowledge as we have of Christ now, Vision of Him when He come again would be ‘face to face’ (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Solomon - (1 Kings 9:10-10:29), from "the book of the Acts of Solomon"; his accession and dedication of the temple (1 Kings 1 - 1 Kings 8:66) from "the book of Nathan the prophet"; his idolatry and its penal consequences (1 Kings 11) from "the book of Ahijah the Shilonite and the Visions of Iddo the seer. After his offering there a thousand burnt offerings God in Vision gave him his choice of goods. Of his 3,000 proverbs we have a sample in the Book of Proverbs; of his 1,005 songs we have only the Song of Solomon (its five divisions probably are referred to in the odd five), and Psalm 72 and Psalm 127. But the people's patience was tried with the heavy taxes and levies of provisions (1 Samuel 8:15; 1 Kings 4:21-23) and conscriptions required (Mark 4:27)
Ascension - Peter’s Vision (Acts 10:16)
Anthropology - The relationship of God and humanity in the Old Testament Vision points directly to the relationships of human beings within Christ's church, a community of human beings called out to minister to all of God's creation
Serpent - It bears the name of an order among the hosts of heaven, whom Isaiah beheld in Vision, placed above the throne of Jehovah in the temple; the brazen figure of this serpent is supposed to be a type of our blessed Redeemer, who was for our salvation lifted up upon the cross, as the serpent was elevated in the camp of Israel, for the preservation of that people
John the Baptist - He himself tells us that he "was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ;" and Irenaeus, speaking of the Vision which he had there, says, "It is not very long ago that it was seen, being but a little before our time, at the latter end of Domitian's reign
Parable - In the parables of Christ the usual form is that of a complete story running parallel to the stages and divisions of a totally different subject. Both from the novelty of the Vision thus presented, and from its hostility to the spirit and authority of the religious leaders, it is evident that teaching by parable was the form best adapted to Christ’s purpose and subject, and to the circumstances of the time
Philo - a hidden wisdom to be revealed only to the initiated [14]), and the mystical ecstatic Visions. , the Merkaba, God’s chariot in Ezekiel; for Visions of Paradise cf. 6), but these are exceptions; with Philo such things are the rule: all religion comes to perfection in the Vision of God (Quis rer
Weights And Measures - As in his Vision he is practically reproducing Solomon’s Temple, we may infer that Solomon’s cubit, i
Magic, Divination, And Sorcery - (5) In selecting men for special duties : the election of Saul ( 1 Samuel 10:20 ), the choice of the men to attack Gibeah ( Judges 20:9 ), the division of duties among the priests ( 1 Chronicles 24:5 ). ...
( b ) Dreams and Visions . Numerous instances occur in which Divine intimations were communicated to men by dreams and Visions. ...
Vision ( châzôn , with its cognate words) has a similarly wide application, extending from the God-given experiences of the higher prophets to the misleading predictions of false prophets
Evil - The figs in Jeremiah's Vision were so "evil" they could not be eaten (24:2,3, 8; 29:17; they were of such poor quality that they were already in a state of decomposition that rendered them inedible)
Type - From the actual churches in Asia he leads his readers to the great Vision of the Church that is to be, saying to them in the words of the angel, ‘Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb’ (Revelation 21:9)
Sacraments - Even one converted by a heavenly Vision (Acts 9:18; Acts 22:16), even those upon whom the Holy Ghost had already fallen (Acts 10:48), were required to receive it, while of those whose understanding and experience of the faith were discovered to be essentially defective (Acts 19:1-7) the crucial question at once asked by the Apostle was-‘Into what then were ye baptized?’ To Baptism St
Sanctify, Sanctification - A pure heart is the organ of such a Vision of God (Matthew 5:8)
Food - In Isaiah’s Vision of the future, when ‘the lion shall eat straw like the ox’ ( Genesis 11:7 ), a return is contemplated to the idyllic conditions of the first age of all. 266, § 3 ]'>[1] and honey and butter and sheep and cheese of kine’; while, according to the latter passage, Solomon’s daily provision was ‘thirty measures of fine flour and three-score measures of meal; ten fat oxen and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, besides harts and gazelles and roebucks and fatted fowl. In the Deuteronomic list above cited, the permitted and forbidden quadrupeds are followed by this provision regarding fish : ‘These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters, whatsoever hath fins and scales shall ye eat: and whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye shall not eat, it is unclean unto you’ ( Deuteronomy 14:9 f. The fishes of our Lord’s two miracles of feeding were almost certainly of this kind, fish cleaned, split open, salted, and finally dried in the sun, having been at all times a favourite form of provision for a journey. The disciples were accustomed to buy provisions as they journeyed through the land ( John 4:8 ; cf. John 13:29 ); and Corinth, we may be sure, was not the only city of the time that had a provision-market ( 1 Corinthians 10:25 , EV Gospels - The second period is from the rise of the Gentile church at Antioch to Paul's passing over to Europe in obedience to the Vision at Troas; the second Gospel, Mark, answers to this Judaeo-Gentile transition period, A
Miracles (2) - In His works on the non-human world also the need of man was continually served, more especially his need for Vision of the higher facts of existence
Holiness Purity - There is a reminiscence of Isaiah 6:3, but with a remarkable absence of the overwhelming impression of moral purity in the prophet’s Vision
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - In the Lutheran field of Vision stands the figure of the Divine, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Christ, upon which the humanity hangs like a thin transparent garment; while, for the Reformed Church, the human Jesus of Nazareth stands in the foreground, and the Divinity lies in the background of faith, constituting a union with the human Jesus that is beyond comprehension
Gregorius Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocaesarea - " Gregory saw a Vision of St
Fall (2) - But to this it may be answered that, though historically and actually the Incarnation has taken this redemptive aspect, and is naturally and properly so presented in the Gospel, another view of it, under different conditions, is not excluded, of which, as we have seen, we are in fact permitted brief glimpses in a wider field of Vision
Thecla - Martin of Tours was favoured with a Vision, in which Mary, Agnes, and Thecla appeared and conversed with him (Migne, Patr
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The city is called "the valley of Vision" (Isaiah 22:1-5), for the lower parts of the city, the Tyro-peon (the cheesemakers), form a valley between the heights. divisions of the city, where traces of the channel still exist
Missions - In the private converse of our Lord and His disciples, in the last days of the earthly ministry, the Vision of the world is repeatedly brought before the minds of the disciples as the object of the Saviour’s thought and the scope of the disciples’ mission, as—’That the world may know that I love the Father … even so I do’ (John 14:31); ‘As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world’ (John 17:18; also John 12:46-48, John 16:8-11, John 17:2; John 17:21)
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(8) Not an imaginary perception, as Socrates' demon; the giving sight to the blind leaves a lasting effect; in those of a mixed nature the principal miracle is momentary, but some circumstance combined with it is permanent; Peter's Vision might be a dream, but the message of Cornelius could not have been; the concurrence could only be supernatural. Many miracles were typical; as the "tongues" manifested the universality of the Christian dispensation designed for every tongue, so counterworking the division of man from man through the confusion of tongues at Babel; the casting out of demons symbolizes Christ's coming "to destroy the works of the devil
Hell - It is questionable whether the original imagery underlying the expression is derived from the story of the Cities of the Plain, or the Pyriphlegethon-the fiery-flamed river-one of the tributaries of the Acheron in the Homeric Vision of the under world (cf
Preaching - Sometimes they had no open Vision, and the word of the Lord was precious or scarce: the people heard it only now and then
Lord's Prayer (ii) - Perhaps we have striven hard against wrongdoing, but what of the things we have left undone? In Christ’s great Vision of the Judgment, ‘Inasmuch as ye did it not’ is the preface to the sentence of condemnation (Matthew 25:45). As the commandments of the moral law are all gathered up in the two tables of duty to God and to man, so the petitions of the gospel are all represented in the two divisions of this little prayer
Acts of the Apostles - The two parts overlap each other; yet a clear division occurs at Acts 13:1 , from which point forwards the Pauline journeys are described by one who for a considerable part of them was a fellow-traveller. ) propounds the ingenious conjecture that Luke, having met Paul at Troas accidentally ( Acts 16:10 ; it could not have been by appointment, as Paul had not meant to go there), was the ‘certain man of Macedonia’ who appeared in the Vision ( Acts 16:9 ); it must have been some one whom the Apostle knew by sight, for otherwise he could not have told that he was a Macedonian. It is more probable that it represents a revision made in Asia Minor in the 2nd cent
Consciousness - We shall be guided by the following division:—...
I. It is not a doctrine which He has learned from Scripture, or proved by reason, or even gained by Vision or revelation
Birth of Christ - the Vision of Isaiah, which carries us back, according to Charles, within the lines of the first Christian century (Ascen
Fire - 209) suggests that this theory requires revision, in view of ‘the stores of energy in the chemical elements, and of the varieties of radiant energy to which attention has been prominently directed by the discovery of radium. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the Vision rather then to its eschatological teaching
Jesus Christ - He who nourished crowds with bread Would not one meal unto Himself afford O wonderful the wonders left undone, And scarce less wonderful than those He wrought!...
O self restraint passing all human thought, To have all power and be as having none! O self denying love, which felt alone For needs of others, never for His own! The next temptation in the spiritual order (Matthew gives probably the chronological order) was, Satan tried to dazzle Him, by a bright Vision of the world's pomps "in a moment of time," to take the kingdoms of the world at his hands (as "delivered" to him, owing to man's fall) without the cross, on condition of one act of homage to him "the prince of this world
Hell - It is questionable whether the original imagery underlying the expression is derived from the story of the Cities of the Plain, or the Pyriphlegethon-the fiery-flamed river-one of the tributaries of the Acheron in the Homeric Vision of the under world (cf
Old Testament - The outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost is equally the fulfilment of Joes’s glorious Vision of the latter days (Acts 2:16 ff
Fire - 209) suggests that this theory requires revision, in view of ‘the stores of energy in the chemical elements, and of the varieties of radiant energy to which attention has been prominently directed by the discovery of radium. 270), ‘that these terrible words can be pressed into the service of the doctrine of the Last Things, … It is safer to regard them as belonging to the scenery of the Vision rather then to its eschatological teaching
Resurrection - A similar hope finds expression in Ezekiel’s Vision of the valley of dry bones ( Ezekiel 37:1-14 )
Moses - The Vision is generally made to typify Israel afflicted yet not consumed (2 Corinthians 4:8-10); but the flame was in the bush, not the bush in the flame; rather, Israel was the lowly acacia, the thorn bush of the desert, yet God deigned to abide in the midst of her (Zechariah 2:5)
Judgment Damnation - Paul leaves us with the Vision of a world that is without a devil and without a hell, without a shadow on its brightness or a discord in its harmony
Temple - "Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem in Mount Moriah (Hebrew in the mount of the Vision of Jehovah) where He appeared unto David in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite
Sacrifice - Out of His personal afflictions for His people grows the Vision of a voluntary and personal sacrificial offering of Himself. These were the ideas from which controversies and party divisions in the Apostolic Church largely sprang
Redemption - He, the heavenly man of Daniel’s Vision (Daniel 7:13), came into the world for no other purpose than to perform a service for men which involved the giving of His life as a ransom for them
Resurrection - The division Sanhedrin contains the most important of the traditional utterances on this subject. the Ezra-Apocalypse and the Son of Man Vision, we have the doctrine of the revelation of Messiah from heaven with the saints who had been caught up alive, prior to the establishment of the 400 years’ kingdom
God - The prophets, though they taught more spiritual ideas about God, still used anthropomorphisms: thus, Isaiah saw Jahweh on His throne ( Isaiah 6:1 ), though this was only in a Vision
Lord's Day - ) inclines to this view, thinking it suits the context better, and seeing no reason for mentioning the day on which the seer had his Vision. ...
Less than ever is it of service now to appeal to the Fourth Commandment as an authority in urging the due maintenance of the Lord’s Day; though, indeed, the Mosaic institution has its full value as a venerable exemplification of the naturally wise provision for a weekly release from daily business and toil. Christians must rely on other sanctions, and chiefly the definite association of the day with the Resurrection of our Lord, the true instinct by which with great spontaneity the first little Christian communities set the day apart, the continuous usage of the Church, the provision for the function of worship
Eschatology (2) - The Messiah was the Man of Daniel’s Vision, the Man of the Clouds
Gospels (2) - Paul’s Visions; but in this case an explanation can be given of the expression ‘I received of the Lord’ which will both satisfy the requirements of St. Paul’s language and also take the matter out of the region of subjective Visions, and so render the statement historically intelligible and verifiable. ’...
It cannot be denied, however, that the language of the heavenly Vision (Acts 26:14), ‘It is hard for thee to kick against the goad,’ points most naturally to a long previous struggle between prejudices inborn and trained and the strange attractiveness of Jesus of Nazareth, whose glorious deeds and gracious words may have become known to the young Pharisee when he first arrived in Jerusalem from Tarsus
Arius, Followers of - For a time the division of the empire between three Augusti contributed an additional element of uncertainty to the conflict. Constantius, though by no means devoid of ability, as his success in maintaining his undivided authority against such rebellions as those of Magnentius and Vetranio proves, was far inferior to his father in clearness of Vision and breadth of aim. , in whose division of the empire Egypt lay. The cause of genuine, practical Christianity suffered seriously under these divisions, intrigues, and acts of violence, and men of earnest and even indifferent minds were longing for peace
Calendar, the Christian - 1 Thessalonians 5:2 ἡμέρα Κυρίου, Acts 2:20 from Joel 2:31; 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Corinthians 1:8 ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, and 1 Corinthians 5:5, 2 Corinthians 1:14, Philippians 1:6), and would mean that the Apocalyptist is carried forward in Vision to the day of the end of the world
Jeremiah - 626 621; ( b ) the time of disillusion and silence, subsequent to Josiah’s reforms, 621 608; ( c ) the critical epoch, 608 604, opened by the fall of Josiah at Megiddo and closing in the fourth year of Jehoiakim after the battle of Carchemish and the advent of Nebuchadrezzar, when the paroxysm of the prophet’s soul was past and his Vision of the future grew clear; ( d ) the stage of full illumination, attained during the calamities of the last days of Jerusalem. Jehovah has used His almighty power to play with a weak, simple man, and to make him a laughing-stock! Jehovah’s word is ‘a fire in his bones’; he is compelled to speak it, only to meet ridicule and insult! His warnings remain unfulfilled, and God leaves him in the lurch! He desires nothing but the people’s good; yet they count him a traitor, and put down his terrifying Visions to malignity! This last reproach cut Jeremiah to the heart; again and again he had repelled it ( Jeremiah 15:10 ; Jeremiah 17:16 ; Jeremiah 18:20 )
Barnabas, Epistle of - It is evident that the writer thinks that this prophecy has been, in part at least, fulfilled; he has seen something in recent history which corresponds with this Vision
Beatitude - The Pope considers his claims to beatitude; and if these are approved, proclaims his admission to the Beatific Vision, and sanctions the ascription to him by the faithful of the title ‘Blessed. This division is simple, and serves to emphasize the distinction between the passive and active graces of the Christian character
Dream (2) - Moses’ pre-eminence was marked by Jehovah speaking with him ‘mouth to mouth,’ manifestly, while to others He made Himself known ‘in a Vision,’ or ‘in a dream’ (Numbers 12:6). Nor does Zechariah’s careful definition of his Visions as received waking, though coming to him at night (Zechariah 1:8; Zec_4:1), involve a depreciation of revelations through dreams; it merely calls our attention to the fact, otherwise copiously illustrated, that all night-visions are not dreams (cf. The Scriptures merely affirm that God has on certain specific occasions, in making known His will to men, chosen to approach them through the medium of their night-visions; and has through these warned them of danger, awakened them to a sense of wrong-doing, communicated to them His will, or made known His purposes. ...
‘The psychology of dreams and Visions,’ writes Dr
Offering - In his Vision of the universal worship of God, even in Gentile lands, Malachi saw the minchâh given as “a pure offering” to God by believers everywhere ( Abram - After this he had another encouraging Vision of God, Genesis 15:1 ; and to his complaint that he was still childless, and that his name and property would descend to the stranger Eliezer, who held the next rank in his tribe, the promise was given, that he himself should have a son, and that his seed should be countless as the stars of heaven
Personality - These are the two factors of faith, for ‘faith is at once a Vision and an allegiance’ (Hort). The first temptation was overcome by His affirmation that the soul is infinitely more precious than the natural life, and that there is eternal provision for it in communion with the Father (Matthew 4:4)
Covenant - Did biblical writers borrow the idea of the covenant and its integral elements from pagan sources when the Old Testament was written—elements such as a self-presentation of the suzerain and his activities, including those done on behalf of the vassals, statements of intent, stipulations, and assurances of well-being if obedient and of curses if disobedient? The legal covenants included provisions for continuity, with emphasis on the suzerain's claim to vassals' children, and were confirmed by an oath or a special ratification ceremony, like the cutting in half of an ox or cow or the sharing of a meal as the conclusion of the act of covenanting. A covenant ratification ceremony was performed in a Vision to Abram in which the blessing of peace for Abram and a curse (punishment) was pronounced on those enslaving covenantal seed (15:12-21)
Science (2) - But at the same time they are insufficient for scientific description, which demands certain mental qualities in which the Hebrew mind was notably deficient—breadth of Vision, systematic and architectonic power, consistent and persistent thinking. The four simple mathematical processes appear also to have been practised: Addition (Numbers 1:22; Numbers 26:7), Subtraction (Leviticus 27:18, Exodus 16:23), Multiplication (Leviticus 25:8, Numbers 3:46), Division (Leviticus 25:27; Leviticus 25:50)
Vicarious Sacrifice - To the founding of His Kingdom He devoted Himself with singleness of heart, understanding well the hazard it involved; for He realized the traditionalism of the age, its formalism, its lack of spiritual Vision, its worldly lust and ambition, and He knew full well the opposition He would stimulate and the conflicts He must encounter
Psalms, Theology of - There is evidence that the division of the Psalter into five books (1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150) represents a final stage in the process of compiling the Book of Psalms, and that earlier collections were gathered together to produce the Psalter as it now exists. What is called for is just retribution, often envisioned as judgment in kind in which enemies will experience the harm that they had intended to inflict on complainants (5:10; 7:15-16; 10:2; 28:4; 35:7-8; 26; 79:12; 109:2-20,29). But Psalm 46,48 , and 76 in particular seem to point the worshiper in the direction of an eschatological realization of this ideal when the everlasting kingdom that the prophets envision will finally be established. Second, such links are not surprising given the psalmists' Vision of the establishment of Yahweh's universal and everlasting kingdom of righteousness, justice, and peace and its temporal, historical embodiment in the rule of the Israelite king
Holy Spirit (2) - The later Evangelists may have conceived it otherwise, and extended the Vision and the hearing of the voice to John the Baptist or even to the bystanders: it is indifferent here
Christ in Art - ...
Later ages increased the number of forms till there were about fifty, not counting subdivisions, which are duly named by the mediaeval heralds, e. At the close of that century Gregory of Tours supplies the earliest mention of an actual Crucifix, when he tells us that there was one in a church at Narbonne, and that Christ appeared in a Vision to rebuke this representation because of its nakedness
Christianity - Within the range of prophetic Vision all time is included, to the final consummation of all things: and the greatest as well as the smallest events are seen with equal distinctness, from the subversion of mighty empires and gigantic cities, to the parting of the raiment of our Lord, and the casting of the lot for his robe by the Roman guard stationed at his cross
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - Its division into an oriental and an Italian school shews that it had adherents even after the death of its founder, in both the East (Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia) and West (specially at Rome). 767), and of two pieces contained in the Philosophumena , the narrative of a Vision (ὅραμα ) seen by Valentinus (Philos
John, Gospel of (Critical) - In the passage he speaks of the author as one whose name is not likely to carry weight (‘a certain man with us, whose name was John’), but it is essential to his argument, in thus making use of a Revelation or Vision, that he should mention the recipient
Ambrosius of Milan - (This "presagium" is called a Vision by St
Character of Christ - If He did not, if His thought is wide, His insight deep, His spirit noble and gentle; if He moves on the plane of the greatest prophets of the OT, and sees beyond their highest Vision; we must trace this result to His education, and to the response made to it by His quick and intelligent sympathy
Desire - In the Prolegomena to Ethics and in the Introduction to Hume, Green has brought the self in its concrete reality within the Vision of English thinkers
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - We follow Massuet's division of chapters. the circle of Vision is enlarged
Clemens Romanus of Rome - He represents himself as commissioned to write for Clement the book of his Visions in order that Clement might send it to foreign cities, that being his function; while Hermas himself was to read the Vision at Rome with the elders who presided over the church
Clement of Alexandria - ), with the stages of the neo-Platonic course, the Purification ( ἀποκάθαρσις ), the Initiation ( μύησις ), and the Vision ( ἐποπτεία ). The phrase may mean that he proposes to enter upon a new division of the Miscellanies , or that he will now pass to another portion of the great system of writings sketched out in Strom. John and James which were generally subtle but at times rash; and that he himself translated them into Latin with such revision as rendered their teaching more safe. The examples of spiritual interpretation which Clement gives in accordance with this traditional "rule" are frequently Visionary and puerile (e
Lutherans - According, then, to the system under consideration, the favour of God in this life, and his beatific Vision in the life to come, are both attainable by personal merit; the former by congruous, as it was termed, the latter by condign; the one without, the other with, the assistance of grace
Jesus Christ - In the prophecies of Daniel, the kingdom of the Messiah is not only foretold as commencing in the time of the fourth monarchy, or Roman empire, but the express number of years that were to precede his coming are plainly intimated: "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the Vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy
Holy Ghost - The very important fact, that, in the Vision of Isaiah, the Lord of hosts, who spake unto the prophet, is, in Acts 28:25 , said to be the Holy Ghost, while St
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - He here learnt to know some of the more mystical of the heathen party, to whom paganism was still a reality and the gods living beings, Visions of whom were to be seen by night and whose power still worked signs and wonders. This sign was no doubt the Vision of the Genius of the Empire, who declared that he had long been waiting on his threshold and was now unwilling to be turned away from it. He reached Sirmium without opposition, having ordered the different divisions of his army to concentrate there