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Attitudes
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Physical postures of veneration and worship in the Bible and its ancient Near Eastern context.The Bible uses a variety of expressions to describe postures of worship. These include bowing, kneeling, prostrating oneself, standing, and dancing. Some of these postures have parallels in the ancient context of Scripture. This article surveys the biblical vocabulary for postures of worship and notes parallels from the world of the Bible where appropriate
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Postures of Worship
Postures of Worship Physical postures of veneration and worship in the Bible and its ancient Near Eastern context.The Bible uses a variety of expressions to describe postures of worship. These include bowing, kneeling, prostrating oneself, standing, and dancing. Some of these postures have parallels
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Postures; Attitudes
Postures; Attitudes The postures or attitudes by which the Hebrews showed respect or worshiped reflected the cultures of the Fertile Crescent during biblical times. Although the Israelites’ religion, which was a revealed religion, had many distinctive features, the postures they assumed in showing respect
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ATTITUDES
ATTITUDES<at’-i-tuds>: Customs change slowly in Bible lands. This becomes clear by a comparison of the many references found in the Bible and other literatures of the Orient with existing circumstances and conditions. The same fact is attested by the pictures illustrating daily life upon the monuments
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Attitudes
ATTITUDES, atʹi-tūds: Customs change slowly in Bible lands. This becomes clear by a comparison of the many references found in the Bible and other literatures of the Orient with existing circumstances and conditions. The same fact is attested by the pictures illustrating daily life upon the monuments
Key passages
Ge 16:9

Then the angel of Yahweh said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit yourself under her authority.”

Mt 6:5

And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, in order that they may be seen by people. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full!

Php 1:15–18

Some even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will. The latter do so from love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction in my imprisonment. …

Php 2:5

Think this in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

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