The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Approach [Heb. qāraḇ, Ugar. qrb]. The Hebrew verb is commonly used in the normal sense of “draw near,” the causative form being particularly prominent in the prescriptions for sacrificial offerings. It was also used to mean sexual intercourse in Gen. 20:4; Lev. 18:6, 14, 19; 20:16; Dt. 22:14; Isa.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
APPROACH [קָרֵבnaghash, נָגַשׁqarev; προσέρχομαι proserchomai]. A concept that indicates nearing the divine and the conditions that allow such risky access. In many cases, this has to do with the mysterium tremendum, which expresses the awe-inspiring and fearsome presence of God.Several passages
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
ApproachA historiographical paradigm upheld by A. Tholuck and many others since the early nineteenth century has often evaluated Lutheran orthodoxy quite negatively, picturing it as coldly philosophical and scholastic (in a rationalistic, metaphysical sense) in contrast to the warm biblicism of their