Accept • Acceptable • Acceptation • Accepted • Acquiescence • Adequate • Self-Acceptance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Accept; Acceptable; Acceptance
Accept; Acceptable; Acceptance [Heb. lāqaḥ, rāṣâ, also nāśā’; (Gen. 4:7; 32:20; Job 42:8f; Prov. 6:35; Eccl. 5:19), rāwaḥ (1 S. 26:19), qāḇal (Est. 4:4; Prov. 19:20), lāmaḏ (Isa. 29:24), nāḵar (Job 21:29), yāṭaḇ (Lev. 10:19), bāḥar (Prov. 21:3); Aram šep̱ar (Dnl. 4:27); Gk. déchomai,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Accept, Acceptable
ACCEPT, ACCEPTABLE. These English words translate a variety of Heb. and Gr. words. In the OT “to accept” (from rāṣâ) means “to receive with pleasure and kindness” (Deut 33:11; Ps 119:108), becoming part of the sacrificial terminology that indicated the acceptability (rāṣôn) of an offering to God
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ACCEPTANCE. The English words ‘accept’, ‘accepted’, ‘acceptable’ and ‘acceptance’ translate a variety of Hebrew and Greek words of cognate meaning. God is normally the subject; and the object may be the worshipper’s sacrifices (Ps. 119:108), his prayers (Gn. 19:21), the whole tenor of his life, and particularly
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Accept, Acceptable, Accepted
ACCEPT, ACCEPTABLE, ACCEPTED (Heb. rāṣâ, “to take pleasure in”; Gk. dechomai, “to take with the hand,” i.e., “to receive with hospitality”). To accept is to receive with pleasure and kindness (Gen. 32:20) and is the opposite of to reject, which is a direct refusal with disapprobation (Jer. 6:30; 7:29).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ACCEPT — to receive or treat with favor. In the Bible, a person is accepted by the grace, mercy, or covenant-love of God through faith and repentance.When the Bible mentions individuals being accepted by God, offerings frequently are mentioned (Gen. 4:3–7; Job 42:8–9). In the Old Testament, offerings
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACCEPTANCE<ak-sep’-tans>: A rendering of the Hebrew רָצוֹן‎ [retson], “delight,” found only in Isaiah 60:7. It pictures God’s delight in His redeemed people in the Messianic era, when their gifts, in joyful and profuse abundance, “shall come up with acceptance on mine altar.” With “accepted”
ACCEPT; ACCEPTABLE; ACCEPTATION<ak-sept’>, <ak-sep’-ta-b’-l>, <ak-sep-ta’-shun>: “To receive with favor,” “to take pleasure in”; “well-pleasing”; “the act of receiving.”Accept, used1. of sacrifice, “accept thy burnt-sacrifice” ( דָּשֵׁן‎ [dashen], “accept as fat,” i.e. receive favorably;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ACCEPTANCE.—The state or relation of being in favour, especially with God. It is a common OT conception that has been carried over into the NT. In the former it has both a ceremonial significance, involving the presence of an approved offering or a state of ceremonial purity, and also an ethical significance,
Dictionary of Theological Terms
AcceptanceThe reception of a believer as well-pleasing to God, solely in the person, and through the redeeming merit of, the Lord Jesus Christ.See Imputation; Justification.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ACCEPTANCE Being received with approval or pleasure. In the Bible, things or persons are often said to be acceptable to men or to God. Human acceptance (or rejection) of other humans is affected by many things such as race, class, clan, sex, actions of the individual, prejudice, etc. On a human level
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
acceptance. A term meaning that a person or act is received with approval or welcomed by another. The idea is rendered by a variety of words or expressions in the OT and NT. In the Bible the most vital need of the person is to be acceptable to God. Sin separates. Acceptance is a condition of restoration
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ACCEPTANCE, ak-sepʹ-tans: A rendering of the Heb רְצוֹן‎, reçōn, “delight,” found only in Isa 60:7. It pictures God’s delight in His redeemed people in the Messianic era, when their gifts, in joyful and profuse abundance, “shall come up with acceptance on mine altar.” With “accepted” and other kindred
Accept, Acceptable, Acceptation
ACCEPT, ak-septʹ, ACCEPTABLE, ak-sepʹta-b’l, ACCEPTATION, ak-sep-tāʹ-shun: “To receive with favor,” “to take pleasure in”; “well-pleasing”; “the act of receiving.”Accept, used (1) of sacrifice, “a. thy burnt-sacrifice” (דָּשֵׁן‎, dāshēn, “accept as fat,” i.e. receive favorably; Ps 20:3); (2) of persons,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance is a biblical theme touching on several aspects of divine-human and human-human relationships, and associated with a range of Hebrew and Greek terms. Its basic signification is social, arising from hierarchical power-relationships within which acceptance can have great social meaning.