An Israelite Master
Any Israelite owning a slave or slaves.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Master. Word used to translate five different Hebrew words and seven different Greek terms with root meanings of owner (Is 1:3), elder (Dn 1:3), sovereign (1 Pt 2:18), teacher (Lk 6:40), superintendent (5:5), lord (Gn 39:3). sir (Jgs 19:11), rabbi (Mk 9:5), and captain (Acts 27:11); oftentimes used to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Master [Heb. māšal] (Gen. 4:7); AV RULE; [šālaṭ] (Eccl. 2:19); AV RULE; [bāʿal] (“be master,” Jer. 3:14); AV “be married”; NEB “be patient”; [ʾāḏôn]; AV also LORD; NEB also KING, etc.; [baʿal] (Jgs. 19:22f.; Isa. 1:3); NEB also OWNER, etc.; [ʾommān] (Cant. 7:1 [MT 7:2]); AV CUNNING WORKMAN;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MASTER Word used to translate five different Hebrew words and seven different Greek terms with root meanings of owner (Is 1:3), elder (Dn 1:3), sovereign (1 Pt 2:18), teacher (Lk 6:40), superintendent (Lk 5:5), lord (Gn 39:3), sir (Jgs 19:11), rabbi (Mk 9:5), and captain (Acts 27:11); often used to describe
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
master1 An owner of property, as in the expression “master of the house” (Judg. 19:22; cf. Esther 9:4; Isa. 22:18).2 An owner of an animal, e.g., the master of a donkey (Isa. 1:3) or of dogs (Matt. 15:27).3 An employer (Luke 16:3) or, more often, an owner of a slave. Abraham was a master of slaves
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MASTER. This word in Scripture designates in general one who is superior to others, either in power, authority, knowledge, or in some other respect.Several words are rendered “master” in KJV. The most frequent Heb. word, ˒ādôn, means “sovereign” or “lord.” The literal meanings of the various Gr. words
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MASTER. The translation of five Heb. and seven Gk. words. In the OT the most common term is ’āḏôn, ‘lord’, ‘sir’, found 96 times, particularly when the reference is to persons other than God—e.g. a master of servants (Gn. 24:14, etc.; TDOT 1, pp. 59–72). ba‘al, ‘owner’, ‘master’, appears five times,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lord, Master
Lord, MasterSomeone who has significant authority over others. The term is sometimes found in the vocative case of address, where it indicates deference and respect toward the individual(s) addressed. The term may convey esteem to a leader from his people (Num. 32:25; cf. Acts 25:26). In Gen. 44:7–16
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lord, Master
Lord, Master (Heb. ˒āḏôn, ˒aḏōnāy, ba˓al; Aram. mārē˒; Gk. kýrios).† One who possesses and exercises power and authority and to whom respect is thus ascribed. Several Hebrew and Greek terms are represented in English translations by “lord” and “master,” with reference to both human masters
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MASTER.1. A man who rules, governs, or directs. A possessor, owner (Heb. ˒ādôn), e.g., the “owner” of the hill of Samaria (1 Kings 16:24); a master of servants (Gen. 24:14, 27; 39:2, 7); of kings, as lords of their subjects (Isa. 26:13); also rendered “lord,” as of a husband as lord of a wife (Gen.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Mastermaster, one who owns property or exercises authority. 1 An owner of property (Exod. 21:4, 28; Luke 16:13; Acts 16:16; 1 Tim. 6:1). 2 One who exercises political authority (Gen. 45:8–9; 1 Sam. 26:19). 3 The husband of a wife (Deut. 24:4; 2 Sam. 11:26). 4 A polite form of address (Gen. 24:18; 33:8;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MASTER — a person having authority, power, and control over the actions of other people. In the NKJV the word master is used to translate several Hebrew and Greek words. All these express the idea of human authority and control. Jesus was often called master by His disciples (Luke 5:5; 17:13). This title
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MASTER<mas’-ter> (אָדוֹן‎ [’adhon], בַּעַל‎ [bàal], רַבִּי‎ [rabbi]; [δεσπότης, despotes], [διδάσκαλος, didaskalos], [κύριος, kurios], [ῥαββί, rhabbi]): “Master,” when the translation of [’adhon], “ruler,” “lord” (Sir), often translated “lord,” denotes generally the owner or master of a servant
MASTERY<mas’-ter-i>, גַּבוּרָה‎ [gebhurah], שְׁלֵט‎ [shelet], Aramaic; [ἀγωνίζομαι, agonizomai], [ἀθλέω, athleo] “Mastery” occurs twice in the Old Testament and twice in the King James Version of the New Testament: in Ex 32:18 ([gebhurah], “might”), “the voice of them that shout for mastery”;
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