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Access to God
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Access
Access The RSV has “right of access” in Zec. 3:7 for the hiphil part of Heb. hālaḵ, “walk”; the AV reads “places to walk,” NEB “right to come and go.” The reference is to a vision of Zechariah in which Joshua the high priest is promised access to the court of the Lord if he will obey Him.The Gk.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Access
ACCESS. An intermediary in the Oriental court introduced suppliants and guaranteed their genuineness (cf. Barnabas, Acts 9:27–28). The OT portrait of God as King (Ps. 47:7) posed to NT writers the problem of the sinner’s prosagoge or access into his presence. He has no independent right of personal approach,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Access to God
ACCESS TO GOD (Gk. prosagōgē, “act of moving to”). That friendly relation with God whereby we are acceptable to Him and have assurance that He is favorably disposed toward us (Rom. 5:2; Eph. 2:18; 3:12). In substance it is not different from the “peace of God,” i.e., the peaceful relation of believers
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Access
ACCESS — the privilege of having an audience with one’s superior. Access to God is that positive, friendly relationship with the Father in which we have confidence that we are pleasing and acceptable to Him. Jesus is the “new and living way” (Heb. 10:20) who gives us access to God.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACCESS
ACCESS<ak’-ses> ([προσαγωγή, prosagoge], “a leading to or toward,” “approach”): Thrice used in the New Testament to indicate the acceptable way of approach to God and of admission to His favor. Jesus said, “I am the way” (John 14:6). His blood is the “new and living way” (Hebrews 10:20).
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Access
Access (the approach).—1. The tenor of those prayers which are recommended to the priest to be said before saying Mass. 2. In canon law, a right to a certain benefice at some future time, now in abeyance, through lack of required age or some other conditions: if, in abeyance through actual possession
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Access
ACCESS (προσαγωγή).—No word in the English language expresses the double meaning of προσαγωγή. While the AV translates it invariably ‘access,’ the RV more accurately renders ‘our access’ in Ro 5:2 and Eph 2:18.The προσαγωγεύς at Eastern courts acted as official introducer in conducting strangers
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Access
AccessThe entrance a believer enjoys into God’s presence and grace; he is brought into this position by the merits of Christ’s substitutionary sufferings (Rom. 5:2; Eph. 2:18; 3:12; 1 Pet. 3:18).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Access
ACCESS Permission and ability to enter into a secured area or into the presence of someone important such as God. In the human realm access usually applied to persons who were permitted to see the king face-to-face (Esther 1:14). Thus they had a place to stand in the king’s presence (Zech. 3:7). Each
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Access
access. A word used to translate Greek prosagōgē G4643, which appears three times in the NT (Rom. 5:2; Eph. 2:18; in Eph. 3:12 NIV uses the term “approach”). Commentators are not agreed as to whether the word should be taken in the transitive sense, meaning “introduction,” or in the intransitive sense,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Access
ACCESS, akʹses (προσαγωγή, prosagōgḗ, “a leading to or toward,” “approach”): Thrice used in the NT to indicate the acceptable way of approach to God and of admission to His favor. Jesus said, “I am the way” (Jn 14:6). His blood is the “new and living way” (He 10:20). Only through Him have we “a.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ACCESS
ACCESS [προσαγωγή prosagōgē]. A key term in Rom 5:2, where Paul summarizes the effects of justification by faith: “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand.” The term reappears in similar contexts in Eph 2:18; 3:12. It
Key passages
Ro 5:2

through whom also we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Eph 2:18

because through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.