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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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ANSWER. Noun. Chiefly from Heb. dābār, “word,” and mā˓ánâ, “answer,” in OT, and apokrisis, “answer,” apologia, “defense,” in Gr. NT. In the OT, the idea is that expressed by the English “answer” (2 Sam 24:13; Job 32:3; Prov 15:1)—“a soft answer turneth away wrath.” In the NT, apokrisis appears four
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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Answer. Gk. apokrínomai means “to reply” to a request or a question, and often occurs in conjunction with Gk. légō “to speak.” At Luke 2:47 Jesus’ insightful answers (Gk. apókrisis) to the teachers attest not to precocious intelligence but to his understanding of spiritual matters and his relationship
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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ANSWER (Heb. ˓ānâ, to “testify,” Gk. apokrinomai, to “respond”). In Scripture this term has other meanings than the usual one of “reply.”1. Miriam is said to have “answered,” i.e., taken up the strain of victory sung by Moses and the men (Ex. 15:21; see 1 Sam. 18:7; 29:5; cf. Num. 21:17).2. To respond
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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ANSWER<an’-ser>: In our English Bible the word “answer” does not always mean a simple reply to a question.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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ANSWER, anʹsẽr: In our Eng. Bible the word “answer” does not always mean a simple reply to a question.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
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ANSWER [עָנָהʿanah; ἀποκρίνομαι apokrinomai]. The word answer in Scripture can link God with prayers of intercession and petition. God responds graciously to human need (Matt 6:2, 25–34) and rewards persistent asking (Luke 11:9–13; 18:1–8). Psalms address God in the confidence that requests for help