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A Poet
Any person who writes poems.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Poet
Poet The translation of Gk. poiētḗs in Acts 17:28, where Paul cites Greek poets in an apologetical speech to Epicurean and Stoic philosophers at the Areopagus in Athens. From the Greek text it is not clear whether “as even some of our poets have said” refers to the preceding line (“In him we live
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Poet
POET. This word occurs only in Acts 17:28, although the Gr. word poiētēś which it translates is used several other times. The expression is used by Paul to refer to pagan writers in his famous Mars Hill address. Paul seems to allude to Epimenides of Crete in his statement. “In him we live, and move,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Poet
POET (Gk. poiētēs, a “performer”). This term occurs in Acts 17:28, in which Paul quotes from Aratus of Cilicia, in the third century, and Cleanthes of Mysia, “For we also are His offspring.” From this he argues the absurdity of worshiping idols. The NIV translates Heb. mōshlı̂m as “poets” in Num.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POET
POET<po’-et> ([ποιητής, poietes], “a maker”): Occurs in this sense only in Acts 17:28, where Paul quotes from the general expression of Greek mythology. The quotation if intended to be exact is probably from Aratus, as the words of Paul in his speech at Athens precisely agree with the opening words
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Poets
Poets (Greek, poieo, to make).Skalds of Scandinavia (etym., scalla, to sing, Swedish, etc.)Minnesingers of the Holy Empire (Germany), love-singers.Troubadours of Provence in France (troubar, to invent, in the Provençal dialect).Trouvères of Normandy (trouver, to invent, in the Walloon dialect).Bards
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Poet
POET.—It may seem unnecessary to protest at the outset against the idea of any essential incompatibility of poetry with truth, as if, because a saying is poetry, it lay under the suspicion of being untrue, or even less true than prose. Yet that delusion has done so much harm even in regard to secular
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Verse-Writers
VERSE-WRITERS. Poetry, which in its lyric form is the natural outpouring of joy and in other forms is the attempt to express in the most appropriate words the truths which underlie the world of nature and of human action, has naturally found a congenial soil in Christianity, with its message of good-will
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Poet
POET One who composes poetry or verse. In ancient times poets passed on the history and wisdom of their cultures. In witnessing to a sophisticated Greek audience at Athens, Paul appealed to poets familiar to his bearers. The line “For in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28 HCSB) is sometimes
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Poet
poet. This English term is derived from Greek poiētēs G4475, which often has the general meaning “maker, doer” (cf. Rom. 2:13; Jas. 1:22–25; 4:11), but which can refer as well to “a maker of a writing” and more specifically to someone who composes poems (it is so used in Acts 17:28). The NIV has “poets”
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Wisdom Poem
WISDOM POEMThe wisdom poem is in many ways a self-explanatory genre category and as such may initially appear unworthy of individual consideration. As the name suggests, a wisdom poem is a poem (or *hymn) that is rooted in the theology, form and content of Israel’s wisdom tradition. What more need be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Poet
POET, pō′et (ποιητής, poiētē̇s, “a maker”): Occurs in this sense only in Acts 17:28, where St. Paul quotes from the general expression of Gr mythology. The quotation if intended to be exact is probably from Aratus, as the words of St. Paul in his speech at Athens precisely agree with the opening