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A Bridegroom
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Frequently a symbolic term in the Bible, but also used literally (e.g., Isa 61:10; Jer 7:34; John 2:9). Jesus refers to Himself as the bridegroom (Matt 9:15; Mark 2:19–20; Luke 5:34–35), and also speaks of a bridegroom in His parables (e.g., Matt 25:1–10). Other biblical authors speak of Him as the bridegroom of the Church (e.g., Rev 21:2).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bridegroom
Bridegroom (חָתָן‎, chathan; νυμφών, nymphōn). Frequently a symbolic term in the Bible, but also used literally (e.g., Isa 61:10; Jer 7:34; John 2:9). Jesus refers to Himself as the bridegroom (Matt 9:15; Mark 2:19–20; Luke 5:34–35), and also speaks of a bridegroom in His parables (e.g., Matt 25:1–10).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bridegroom
Bride, Bridegroom. Terms used for a woman and man about to be married or just married; also used to describe the relation of Christ to his church (Eph 5:25–27).See Bride of Christ; Church; Jerusalem, New; Marriage, Marriage Customs.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bride and Bridegroom
BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM Terms used for a woman and man about to be married or just married; also used to describe the relation of Christ to his church (Eph 5:25–27). See Bride of Christ; Church; Jerusalem, New; Marriage, Marriage Customs.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bride, Bridegroom
BRIDE, BRIDEGROOM. The bride is a translation of Heb. kallâh and Gr. nymphē, referring to a betrothed or recently wedded woman (Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 7:34; Jn 3:29). The same Heb. word is translated “spouse” in Song 4:8–5:1. The most important usage is with reference to the Church as the Bride of Christ
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bride, Bridegroom
BRIDE, BRIDEGROOM. These two words are quite naturally complementary to each other (Jn. 3:29a) and are found side by side in Is. 62:5; Je. 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11; Rev. 18:23. ‘The voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride’ in these references is parallel with ‘the voice of mirth and gladness’,
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Bride, Bridegroom
Bride, bridegroomThe word bride (Gk nymphē) occurs three times in the Gospels, or four if the variant reading of Matthew 25:1 is accepted, and bridegroom (Gk nymphios) occurs eleven times. Both words occur elsewhere in the NT only in Revelation; nymphē four times (Rev 18:23; 21:2, 9; 22:17) and nymphios
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bridegroom
BRIDEGROOM — a man who has recently been married or is about to be married. The term is applied symbolically to the Messiah. John the Baptist called Jesus the “bridegroom” (John 3:29). Jesus referred to Himself as the “bridegroom” (Matt. 9:15). Jesus’ bride, of course, is the church—those who are spiritually
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Bride, Bridegroom
Bride, BridegroomIdeally both the bride and bridegroom are symbols of the joyful anticipation of becoming one, the final physical act of union. This God-ordained delight in creativity is reflected in the participants, blessed by this opportunity that brings immediate joy and future bliss. These are
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bridegroom
Bridegroom is the old Dutch grom (a young man). Thus, Groom of the Stole is the young man over the wardrobe. Groom, an ostler, is quite another word, being the Persian garma (a keeper of horses), unless, indeed, it is a contracted form of stable-groom (stable-boy). The Anglo-Saxon Bryd-guma (guma = man)
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Bridegroom
BridegroomGreek expression: numphiosPronunciation: noom FEE awssStrong’s Number: 3566Key VersesMark 2:19–20; John 3:29In a wedding, all eyes focus on the beautiful bride. The bridegroom doesn’t get the glory. In the kingdom of heaven, however, it is much different. The Bible shows us that Christ