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Ambition
Ambitious • Aspiration • Initiative
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ambition
Ambition [GK. philotiméomai—‘make it one’s aim’] (Rom. 15:20); AV “strive”; SELFISH AMBITION [GK. eritheía (Jas. 3:14, 16); AV STRIFE. The Greek verb philotiméomai (lit “be fond of honor”) denotes a positive kind of ambition or aim to accomplish a particular goal. Thus it expresses Paul’s pioneering
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ambition, Selfish
AMBITION, SELFISH — a spirit of strife and selfishness condemned by the apostle Paul (2 Cor. 12:20; Gal. 5:20). This type of behavior is alien to the spirit of Christ and inappropriate for Christian believers.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMBITIOUS
AMBITIOUS<am-bish’-us> ([φιλοτιμέομαι, philotimeomai], “to be strongly desirous,” “strive earnestly,” “make it one’s aim”): Given as a marginal reading in Romans 15:20 (“being ambitious to bring good tidings”), 2 Corinthians 5:9 (“We are ambitious, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Ambition
AMBITION.—The word ‘ambition’ is not found in the AV or RV, but the propensity signified is, of course, represented in the New Testament. Its derivation is Latin [ambi, ‘about,’ and ire, itum, ‘to go’], meaning a going about in all directions, especially with a view to collecting votes. It thus means
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ambitious
AMBITIOUS, am-bishʹus (φιλοτιμέομαι, philotiméomai, “to be strongly desirous,” “strive earnestly,” “make it one’s aim”): Given as a marginal reading in Rom 15:20 (“being ambitious to bring good tidings”), 2 Cor 5:9 (“We are ambitious, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him”), and 1
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