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A Disciple
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Disciple
Disciple A student, pupil, or learner. In the New Testament it is used for Jesus’ followers. Often references “the Twelve” but also indicates a wider group of followers.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Disciple
Disciple. Someone who follows another person or another way of life and who submits himself to the discipline (teaching) of that leader or way. In the Bible the term “disciple” is found almost exclusively in the Gospels and the Book of Acts, the only exceptions being Isaiah 8:16 and less directly Isaiah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Disciple
Disciple [Heb. limmuḏ] (Isa. 8:16); NEB TEACHING; [Gk. mathētḗs]. The disciple, as an adherent and follower of Jesus is a prominent figure in each of the four Gospels, and is the counterpart of Jesus in His role as teacher, as well as Lord (Mt. 8:25) and Master (Lk. 8:24). The NT also employs a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Disciple
DISCIPLE Someone who follows another person or another way of life and who submits himself to the discipline (teaching) of that leader or way. In the Bible the term “disciple” is found almost exclusively in the Gospels and the book of Acts, the only exceptions being Isaiah 8:16 and less directly Isaiah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Disciple
disciple (Gk., “learner”), an apprentice or pupil attached to a teacher or movement; one whose allegiance is to the instruction and commitments of the teacher or movement. Isaiah called his followers disciples (8:16). Most nt references to “disciple” designate followers of Jesus, including both his closest
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Disciple
DISCIPLE. The Gr. word mathētēs for disciple used nearly 270 times in the Gospels and Acts denotes a pupil who submits to processes of learning under a teacher. The Gr. has entered the English language in the term mathematics, which means literally, “disposed to learn.” In Attic prose, notably in Plato,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Disciple
DISCIPLE. A disciple (from Lat. discipulus, ‘pupil, learner’, corresponding to Gk. mathētēs, from manthanō, ‘to learn’) is basically the pupil of a teacher. The corresponding Heb. term limmûḏ is somewhat rare in the OT (Is. 8:16; 50:4; 54:13; cf. Je. 13:23), but in the rabbinical writings the talmîḏ
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Disciple
DiscipleA follower, pupil, or adherent of a teacher or religious leader. Jewish and Greco-Roman history and literature provide examples of respected figures who gather disciples in order to teach and lead them. In the NT Gk. mathētḗs is used most often of followers of Jesus, although it is also used
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Disciple
Disciple (Gk. mathētḗs “one who learns”).† A student or follower. As used in the New Testament, the English term (from Lat. discipulus “pupil”) reflects the Greek sense of the disciple as an adherent to the teachings of a particular teacher or school of thought (John 9:28; cf. Matt. 22:16);
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Disciples
DisciplesThe first-century Greco-Roman world displayed a variety of religious, philosophical and political leaders, each of whom had followers committed to their cause, teaching and beliefs. While several different terms designated these followers, disciple was one of the most commonly used. It also
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Disciple
DISCIPLE A student or follower who emulates the example set by a master and seeks to identify with the master’s teachings (cf. Matt 10:24–25). In the Old Testament, disciples followed prophets (Isa 8:16). In the New Testament, John the Baptist had disciples (Matt 14:12; John 1:35, 3:25), as did the Pharisees