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Abuse
Child Abuse • Domestic violence • Exploitation • Mistreatment • Misuse • Misused • Spousal Abuse
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abuse
Abuse [Heb. qālôn] (Prov. 9:7; 22:10); AV SHAME, REPROACH; NEB SNEER AT, MAKE A MOCKERY; [‘ālal] (Jgs. 19:25; Jer. 38:19); AV also MOCK; NEB also ROUGHLY HANDLE; [GK. oneidismós] (He. 10:33; 11:26; 13:13); AV REPROACH; NEB also STIGMA; [epēreázō] (Lk. 6:28); AV DESPITEFULLY USE; NEB TREAT (YOU)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABUSE
ABUSE<a-buz’>: “To dishonor,” “to make mock of,” “to insult,” etc.1. Translated in the Old Testament from עָלַל‎ [̀alal], “to do harm,” “to defile” (Judges 19:25), “to make mock of” (1 Samuel 31:4).2. Translated in the New Testament from [ἀρσενοκοίτης, arsenokoites], literally,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
child abuse
child abuseThe willful infliction of pain and suffering upon children is known as child abuse and is treated by society as a serious crime. Children are so extremely vulnerable and defenseless, it is thought, that no excuse is possible for mistreating them. Even so, abuse is thought to be widespread.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Appeal as Abuse
Appeal as Abuse.—This means a recourse to civil authority about ecclesiastical affairs. This kind of appeal is not in harmony with the Church, and has served, for a long time, as a protective wall for Gallicanism, having proceeded, probably, from the “Pragmatic Sanction” of Bourges (1438), and is based
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Child Abuse
child abuse. The intentional or unintentional neglect of a child’s most basic needs for protection, *love and physical necessities such as food, shelter and clothing, by a person who stands in a relationship of trust to, or carries *responsibility toward the child. In its most severe forms, child abuse
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Child Abuse
CHILD ABUSE Incidents of child abuse in the Bible usually involve the killing of infants or children. Reported instances of child abuse include the death of Israelite male babies in Egypt (Exod. 1:16–17, 22), the male babies of Bethlehem (Matt. 2:16), the sons of Mesha (2 Kings 3:4, 27), Ahab (2 Kings
Spousal Abuse
SPOUSAL ABUSE Physical, emotional, and sexual mistreatment of a marriage partner. Spousal abuse is a particularly serious matter in the eyes of God because it fractures the marriage relationship established as the foundation of society (Gen. 2:24). Biblical stories such as Abraham passing off his wife
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Abuse
ABUSE, a-būzʹ: “To dishonor,” “to make mock of,” “to insult,” etc. (1) Trd in the OT from עָלַל‎, ‛ālal, “to do harm,” “to defile” (Jgs 19:25), “to make mock of” (1 S 31:4). (2) Trd in the NT from ἀρσενοκοίτης, arsenokoítēs, lit. “one who lies with a male,” “a sodomite” (1 Cor 6:9; 1 Tim 1:10; AV
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SEXUAL ABUSE
SEXUAL ABUSE. Stories about and laws concerning sexual abuse certainly appear in the Bible. Although the NT contains scattered references to such activity, the majority of the relevant material occurs in the OT. From the brutal violation of the Levite’s concubine in Judg 19:22–26, to Amnon’s forced intercourse
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