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Beloved
Dear • Dearly
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beloved
Beloved [chiefly Heb. dôḏ (Cant. 1:13; etc.); Gk. agapētós]. A term of affectionate endearment common to both Testaments. In the OT it occurs about thirty-two times in the Song of Solomon, translating Heb. dôḏ. Other words include ’āhēḇ (2 S. 1:23; Hos. 3:1), yāḏîḏ (Dt. 33:12; Ps. 60:5;
Dear
Dear In Col. 1:13, AV and NEB “of his dear Son” translates Gk. toú huioú tḗs agápēs autoú, lit “of his Son of love,” or as RV “of the Son of his love.” The RSV has “of his beloved Son.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BELOVED
BELOVED<be-luv’-ed>, <be-luv’-d’> ([ἀγαπητός, agapetos]): A term of affectionate endearment common to both Testaments; in the Old Testament found, 26 out of 42 times, in Solomon’s Song of Love. Limited chiefly to two Hebrews words and their derivatives: אָהֵב‎ [’ahebh], “to breathe” or “long for,”
DEAR; DEARLY
DEAR; DEARLY<der>, <der’-li> (“held at a great price,” “highly valued”): In Acts 20:24, Paul does not hold his life “dear” ([τίμιος, timios], “at a price”); compare 1 Corinthians 3:12, “costly stones”; 1 Peter 1:19, “precious blood.” Luke 7:2, the servant was “dear” to the centurion
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
philos
philos. Greek for “beloved,” “friend,” one who partakes with others in a Greco-Roman meal (see Aberkios Inscription).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Beloved
BELOVED.—Wherever the word rendered ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητός—in 9 places AV has ‘dearly beloved’ and in 3 places ‘well-beloved’; in every case RV has ‘beloved’ only) is used in the NT, it seems to imply a love deeper and more intimate than the common affections, and is therefore but sparingly employed.
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Beloved
BelovedHebrew expression: dodPronunciation: DOHDStrong’s Number: 1730Key VersesSong of Solomon 1:2, 13–14; 2:8; Ezekiel 16:8; 23:17In present day Israel, dodi rings can be purchased with Song of Solomon 2:16 inscribed on them, “My lover is mine and I am his” (Song 6:3; 7:10, niv). The Hebrew
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beloved
beloved. A term of endearing affection common to both Testaments. The primary Hebrew words are ʾāhûb (pass. ptc. of ʾāhab H170, “to love”) and yādîd H3351. The latter is especially common in the Song of Solomon, where it is used exclusively by the maiden as a term of respectful endearment to “my
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beloved
BELOVED, bē̇-luvʹed, bē̇-luv’dʹ (ἀγαπητός, agapētós): A term of affectionate endearment common to both Testaments; in the OT found, 26 out of 42 times, in Solomon’s Song of Love. Limited chiefly to two Heb words and their derivatives: אָהֵב‎, ’āhēbh, “to breathe” or “long for,” hence to love,
Dear, Dearly
DEAR, dēr, DEARLY, dēr′li (“held at a great price,” “highly valued”): In Acts 20:24, Paul does not hold his life “dear” (τίμιος, tímios, “at a price”); cf 1 Cor 3:12, “costly stones”; 1 Pet 1:19, “precious blood.” Lk 7:2, the servant was “dear” to the centurion (ἔντιμος, éntimos, “highly prized”;
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BELOVED
BELOVED [דּוֹדʾahev, אָהֵבdodh, יָחַדyakhadh; ἀγαπητός agapētos]. In the OT, beloved may describe a sexual partner (dodhi [דּוֹדִי] in Song 1:13 and throughout, where both lovers celebrate the beauty of the beloved). The intensity and exclusivity of such love colors references to Israel as God’s
Key passages
Mt 3:17

And behold, there was a voice from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Mt 17:5

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

Mk 1:11

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Lk 3:22

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

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