Ascent [Heb. ma‘aleh; Gk. anábasis]. (1) In Ezk. 40:31, 34, 37; Neh. 12:37, a flight of steps, or stairway. (2) A topographical designation of a climbing road or pass, such as that up the Mt. of Olives (2 S. 15:30), the road leading to the Jerusalem armory (Neh. 3:19), or to the royal tombs (2 Ch.
AscentA rising grade, including that of a road or stairway (e.g., 2 Chr. 32:33; Neh. 3:19; 12:37). Heb. maʿăleh often refers to a mountain pass (so NIV) because it was believed to constitute entrance to a mountain range. Important ascents include those of Akrabbim (“Scorpion Pass”; Num. 34:4; Josh.
Ascent (Heb. ma˓aleh);. A rising grade, including that of a road or stairway (e.g., 2 Chr. 32:33; Neh. 3:19; 12:37). The term often refers to a mountain pass (so NIV) because it was believed to constitute entrance to a mountain range. Important ascents (so RSV, KJV, JB) in the Old Testament
AscentIn directional symbolism to be high is good, and to be low is bad. Heaven is high; hell is low. Emotional ecstasy is portrayed as being on a height; depression is a valley. The imagery of ascent names the movement from a lower place to a higher place, and it accordingly partakes of the generally
ASCENT<a-sent’>:1. The rendering in the King James Version twice, the Revised Version (British and American) 14 times correctly, of Hebrew [màaleh], “ascent,” “pass,” as a geographical term (the King James Version Numbers 34:4; 2 Samuel 15:30; the Revised Version (British and American) Joshua
ASCEND<a-send’>: By derivation the English word implies motion from a lower place to (not merely toward) a higher one; and usage tends to restrict it to cases where the beholder is in the lower, not the higher, position. the King James Version uses it 39 times in all:1. of the going up of vapor (Psalm
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Ascension Day (sometimes called Holy Thursday).—One of the greatest festivals in the Catholic Church. It is celebrated on the fortieth day after Easter, and is intended to commemorate the Ascension of Christ into heaven. Ascension Day has been observed from the earliest times of the Christian Church.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ABOVE AND BELOW.—1. As cosmological terms. Like all similar expressions (ascent, descent, etc.), they presented to early ages a clear-cut image, which has disappeared with the rise of modern astronomy. But this is rather a gain than a loss. Here, as in so many other cases, the later knowledge is an aid
ASCENSION.—The Ascension is the name applied to that event in which the Risen Christ finally parted from His disciples and passed into the heavens. The traditional view is based on the passage Ac 1:1–12, supported by Mk 16:19, Lk 24:49–51 (which narrate the event), Jn 6:62, 20:17 (which look forward
ASCENSION Movement or departure from the lower to the higher with reference to spatial location. Both OT and NT record the events of human ascension in the lives of Enoch (Gen. 5:24), Elijah (2 Kings 2:1–2), and most importantly, Jesus Christ (Acts 1:9). The ascension concluded the earthly ministry of
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
AscendGreek expression:anabainōPronunciation:ahn uh BIGH nohStrong’s Number:305Key VersesEphesians 4:8–10The Greek word anabainō was typically used in the New Testament to describe the way in which a traveler in Judea approached Jerusalem. Because Jerusalem was elevated and because it was
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ASCENT,a-sentʹ:(1) The rendering in AV twice, RV 14 times correctly, of Heb ma‛ăleh, “ascent,” “pass,” as a geographical term (AV Nu 34:4; 2 S 15:30; RV Josh 10:10; Jgs 8:13, etc).(2) The rendering in AV and RV of ‛ōlāh in 1 K 10:5, “his ascent by which he went up unto the house of Jeh”; but ‛ōlāh
ASCEND,a-sendʹ: By derivation the Eng. word implies motion from a lower place to (not merely toward) a higher one; and usage tends to restrict it to cases where the beholder is in the lower, not the higher, position. AV uses it 39 times in all: (1) of the going up of vapor (Ps 135:7), flame (Jgs 20:40),
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASCENT [עֹלָה ʿolah, עָלָה ʿalah; ἀναβαίνω anabainō4, ἀνάβασις anabasis, ἄμβασις ambasis]. The basic meaning is movement from a lower to a higher elevation. A path or mountain pass is referred to as an “ascent” (Num 34:4; Josh 15:3; Judg 1:36). Cities were usually built on an elevated location,