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Age
Aeon • Ages • Epoch • Era • Eras • Old Age
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Age
AGE In the OT usually in the sense of the age of a person or of people. In this sense it renders a number of terms or expressions in Hebrew. See OLD AGE. While this meaning also is found in the NT, much more often there it is used in the sense of one or both of the two ages (Gk aiōn) of the world, as
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Age, Ages
Age, Ages. Long, but indefinite, period of time, past or future. The ages, past and future, make up the whole of time. God is spoken of as existing and planning “before the ages” (1 Cor 2:7); He is the “King of ages” (1 Tm 1:17) and has a purpose that embraces the ages (Eph 3:11). The Bible speaks of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Age
Age [Heb. ‘ôlām; Gk. aió̄n]. Indefinitely long duration, whether backward in time, forward in time, or both.1. God is God “from age to age” (Ps. 90:2, Heb. mē‘ôlām ‘aḏ ‘ôlām; LXX, GK. apó toú aió̄nos héōs toú aió̄nos), i.e., everlasting in both directions. His existence had no beginning
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Age
AGE Long, but indefinite, period of time, past or future. The ages, past and future, make up the whole of time. God is spoken of as existing and planning “before the ages” (1 Cor 2:7, rsv). He is the King of ages (1 Tm 1:17) and has a purpose that embraces the ages (Eph 3:11). The Bible speaks of what
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Era
ERA. An era is defined by Webster (2nd. ed. unabridged) as “a chronological order or system of notation computed from a given date as basis.” There are no incontrovertible examples of such a concept in the OT, though some references border closely on it. The Exodus is used as the starting point for indicating
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Age
AgeA long, indefinite period (Heb. ʿôlām) that may proceed from the past to the present (“from antiquity”) or extends into the future (“for ever [and ever]”). The extent of time is relative to context, but when it concerns God, who is eternal, it may be absolute (Ps. 90:2). The LXX customarily translates
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Age
Age (Heb. ˓ôlām; Gk. aiṓn). * A period of indefinite duration; the term refers to the past and the future as well as the present. The Hebrew and Greek words occur in various phrases suggesting eternal or “everlasting” conditions (e.g., mē˓ôlām ˓aḏ ˓ôlām, “from everlasting to everlasting,”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Age Old
Age, Old. The aged occupied a prominent place in the social and political system of the Jews. In private life they were looked up to as the depositories of knowledge, Job 15:10; the young were ordered to rise up in their presence, Lev. 19:32; they allowed them to give their opinion first, Job 32:4; they
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Epoch
EPOCH. A point of time distinguished by some remarkable event, and from which succeeding years are numbered. See Era; Dispensation.
Era
ERA. A period during which years are numbered and dates are reckoned from some historical event.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Age
Ageused to denote the period of a man’s life (Gen. 47:28), the maturity of life (John 9:21), the latter end of life (Job 11:17), a generation of the human race (Job 8:8), and an indefinite period (Eph. 2:7; 3:5, 21; Col. 1:26). Respect to be shown to the aged (Lev. 19:32). It is a blessing to communities
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Age
AGE — an aeon; a specified period of time during which certain related events come to pass. As used in the New Testament, age generally refers to the present era, as opposed to the future age. According to the apostle Paul, Satan is “the god of this age” (2 Cor. 4:4). But the age to come will belong
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AGE
AGE<aj>: A period of time or a dispensation. In the above sense the word occurs only once in the King James Version, in the sing, as the translation of דּוֹר‎ [dor], which means, properly, a “revolution” or “round of time,” “a period,” “an age” or “generation of man’s life”; almost invariable
ERA
ERA<e’-ra>: We find no definite era in use in Old Testament times, and such usage does not appear until we reach the period of the Maccabees. There are some references to important events that might have served as eras had they been generally accepted and constantly employed. Such was the Exodus; and