A Mediator
Any person who brings about agreement between two parties.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mediation, Mediator. An intermediary, go-between, or expert in divine things, not to negotiate agreement or compromise but to approach the deity on behalf of others, and so to convey desired knowledge and reassurance with divine authority.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mediate, Mediator
MEDIATE, MEDIATOR The act of an intermediary, go-between, or expert in divine things, not to negotiate agreement or compromise but to approach God on behalf of others, and so to convey desired knowledge and reassurance with divine authority.In the Old Testament Job voices longing for such a mediator
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mediation, Mediator
MEDIATION, MEDIATOR. Though the word mediator (Gr. mesitēs) occurs in only six biblical references (Gal 3:19–20; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 8:6; 9:15; 12:24), the theme of mediation runs through all of Scripture. A mediator is one who stands between two parties in order to establish friendly relations. This usually
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MEDIATOR. The term occurs infrequently in the Scriptures (Gal. 3:19–20; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24; Jb. 9:33, lxx). But the idea of mediation and therefore of persons acting in the capacity of mediator permeates the Bible. The function of a mediator is to intervene between two parties in order
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
MediatorA person who stands between two parties to reconcile their differences or to establish a relationship between them. A mediator may be either a neutral go-between who represents the interests of each party to the other, as in the case of an arbitrator in a legal dispute, or an agent for one party
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mediator (Heb. mēlîṣ; Gk. mesítēs).† Fundamental to the idea of Jesus as mediator between God and humanity (1 Tim. 2:5) is the estrangement caused by sin A “mediator” is normally the third party through whom agreement is reached between two parties previously in conflict with each other; though
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Mediator I
MEDIATOR I מלאך מליץI. The two Hebrew words appearing together only in Job 33:23 are not in a construct or genitive relationship (as is true of malʾak yhwh, →Angel of Yahweh), for they are either in apposition, function as poetic parallels, or the first noun is modified by the second adjectival participle.
Mediator II
MEDIATOR II μεσίτηςI. The term mesitēs originates from Hellenistic legal terminology and was usually a technical term for a mediator or intermediary between two or more parties, such as the peace negotiator, the arbitrator between two legal parties, the witnesses in a legal transaction, the neutral
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MEDIATOR One who brings together or reconciles separate or opposing parties. A situation that requires a mediator is one characterized by estrangement or alienation, and the purpose of the mediator is to effect a full and proper reconciliation. The term itself appears infrequently in Scripture, but the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mediation, Mediator
MEDIATION, MEDIATOR. A term, the proper use of which in theology refers to the work of Christ in establishing the gospel dispensation, and in its continuance to the end.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mediatorone who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with a view to reconcile them. This word is not found in the Old Testament; but the idea it expresses is found in Job 9:33, in the word “daysman” (q.v.), marg., “umpire.”This word is used in the New Testament to denote simply an internuncius,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MEDIATOR — one who goes between two groups or persons to help them work out their differences and come to agreement. A mediator usually is a neutral party, a go-between, intermediary, or arbitrator (Job 9:33; daysman, KJV) who brings about reconciliation in a hostile situation when divided persons are
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEDIATION; MEDIATOR<me-di-a’-shun>, <me’-di-a-ter>:I INTRODUCTORY.1. The Terms:1. Mediation:“Mediation” in its broadest sense may be defined as the act of intervening between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them, or between parties not necessarily hostile for the purpose of