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Anthropomorphism
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism
Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism The assigning of human forms, actions, and emotions to God.
Anthropomorphism, Concept of
Anthropomorphism, Concept of The attribution of human characteristics to non-human entities, especially God.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphism. Representation of God in the form of a human being in speech or writing. “Anthropomorphism,” derived from two Greek words, means literally “human form-ism.” It can refer both to a proper, biblical representation of God and to an improper, even corrupt, manner of representing deity.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphism [<GK. ánthrōpos—‘man’ + morphḗ—‘form’]. The manifestation or depiction of God in human terms or as having the characteristics of man. Anthropomorphism is very common in the Bible. I. Its Use in the Bible II. The Dangers Involved III. Its Necessity IV. Its Justification V. The
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Anthropomorphism
anthropomorphism (an´thruh-puh-mor´fiz-uhm), the description of God in terms that are literally appropriate for human beings. References to God’s hands or ears or to God taking an evening walk in a garden (Gen. 3:8) are typical examples of anthropomorphism. Other references apply human emotions to God;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anthropomorphism and Anthropopathism
ANTHROPOMORPHISM AND ANTHROPOPATHISM. By anthropomorphism is generally meant the ascription of human form to God, and by anthropopathism, the ascription of human feelings, passions, emotions and suffering of God. Theologians in general agree that both anthropomorphic and anthropopathic terms in the Bible
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anthropomorphism
AnthropomorphismThe attribution of human characteristics to God, specifically the conceptualization of God as having aspects of the human (Gk. ánthrōpos) form (Gk. morphḗ), but not human emotions (such as love or anger), called anthropopathism. Anthropomorphic language is interspersed throughout
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphism. A term signifying God’s self-revelation in human form (Gk. ánthrōpos “man” and morphḗ “form”). The Bible often depicts God in human terms, e.g., attributing to him feet (Exod. 24:10) and arms (6:6). It also describes him as experiencing human emotions such as anger (4:14) and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Anthropomorphism
ANTHROPOMORPHISM A kind of literary representation by which God is presented with human passions, emotions, and feelings. In Scripture, anthropomorphic language is a form of divine condescension, in which God bends low and accommodates himself to the weakness of our minds.Scripture affirms that God
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphism (Gk. ἄνθρωπος, ‘man’ and μορφή, ‘form’). In theology the term signifies the attribution to God of human characteristics, feelings, and situations. Jews and Christians have regularly insisted that God is strictly incomparable and incomprehensible; so there has always been much criticism
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphismanthropomorphism, the description of God in terms that are literally appropriate for human beings. References to God’s hands or ears, or to his evening walk in a garden (Gen. 3:8), or to his being moved by passion, irritation, or regret are typical examples. Traditional religion has
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Anthropomorphism
ANTHROPOMORPHISM — the practice of describing God in human terms, as if He had feet (Ex. 24:10), hands (John 10:29), a face (Matt. 18:10), a heart (Hos. 11:8), and so forth. Although the Old and New Testaments deny any literal similarity of form between God and His creatures (Job 9:32; John 4:24), the