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A Blessed Person
Any person who is blessed.
Dictionaries
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Blessed
BLESSED. The most frequent OT word is bārûḵ. When applied to God it has the sense of praise (Gn. 9:26; 1 Ki. 1:48; Ps. 28:6, etc.), and when used of man denotes a state of happiness (1 Sa. 26:25; 1 Ki. 2:45). ’aše (‘how happy!’, Ps. 1:1) is always used of man and has for its NT equivalent makarios.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bless, Blessed
(Heb. baraḵ “bend the knee”; Aram. beraḵ; Gk.eulogéō), BLESSED (Heb. ˒ašrê, barûḵ; Aram. berîḵ; Gk. eulogētós, makários).† To bless means variously to worship or praise, to bestow goodness and favor, and to invoke such qualities upon another. When applied to God, the terms
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Blessing, Blessedness
Blessing, BlessednessThe Bible abounds in pictures of blessing-blessing sought, blessing promised, blessing conferred, blessing received. Blessing presupposes a benefactor and a recipient, and not infrequently there is a mediator who pronounces or confers the prospect of blessing from God to a human
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BLESSED
BLESSED<bles’-ed> (בָּרוְּ‎ [barukh]): Where God is referred to, this word has the sense of “praise,” as in 1 Samuel 25:32, “Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel.” But where man is in mind it is used in the sense of “happy” or “favored,” and most frequently so in the Psalms and the Gospels,
BLESSEDNESS
BLESSEDNESS<bles’-ed-nes>: This translation of [μακαρισμός, makarismos] (a word signifying “beatification” or “the ascription of blessing”), is used but three times, in Romans 4:6, 9, and Galatians 4:15, in the King James Version only. In the first two instances it refers to the happy state
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Blessedness
BLESSEDNESS.—Though the word ‘blessedness’ itself is never found in the recorded utterances of our Lord nor in the pages of the Gospels, the idea conveyed by it is very frequent. The adjective ‘blessed’ occurs in many contexts, and may, indeed, be termed a characteristic epithet on Christ’s lips. The
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Blessed
BlessedSee also: Blessing, p. 21Greek expression: makariosPronunciation: mah KAH ree awssStrong’s Number: 3107Key VersesMatthew 5:3–11; Luke 6:20–23; James 1:12, 25Makarios in Greek means “fortunate” or “happy” and is derived from the root mak, which means “lengthy.” Perhaps the Greeks saw blessedness
Happy
HappyHebrew expression: ʾesherPronunciation: ´EH shehrStrong’s Number: 835Key VersesJob 5:17; Psalms 1:1; 2:12; 144:15; Proverbs 8:32; Daniel 12:12The “pursuit of happiness” is so central to human drives that it has even been written into a nation’s constitution as one of the goals of its citizens.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Blessedness
blessedness. The supreme joy produced by divine blessing (see also bless).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Blessed
BLESSED, blesʹed (בָּרוּךְ‎, bārūkh): Where God is referred to, this word has the sense of “praise,” as in 1 S 25:32, “Blessed be Jeh, the God of Israel.” But where man is in mind it is used in the sense of “happy” or “favored,” and most frequently so in the Psalms and the Gospels, as for example, “Blessed
Blessedness
BLESSEDNESS, blesʹed-nes: This tr of μακαρισμός, makarismós (a word signifying “beatification” or “the ascription of blessing”), is used but three times, in Rom 4:6, 9, and Gal 4:15, in AV only. In the first two instances it refers to the happy state or condition of a man to whom Christ’s righteousness