Born Again
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Born Again
Born Again (γεννηθῇ ἄνωθεν, gennēthē anōthen). Typically refers to a spiritual rebirth or regeneration of a person. The term occurs in John 3:3, where it is associated with baptism and salvation. For further information, see these articles: Regeneration; New Creation.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Born Again
Born Again. Expression used by Jesus in explaining to Nicodemus how one enters the kingdom of God (Jn 3:3–7).See Regeneration.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Born Again
BORN AGAIN Expression used by Jesus in explaining to Nicodemus how one enters the kingdom of God (Jn 3:3–7). See Regeneration.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Born Again
BORN AGAIN. To be born again is to experience the creative, life-giving work of the Holy Spirit. He regenerates (Jn 3:5) those who are dead in trespasses and sins, so that they are quickened or made alive spiritually (Eph 2:1, 5), and are changed from being the children of the devil (Jn 8:44; Eph 2:2–3)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Born Again
BORN AGAIN. The new birth is a creative life-giving operation of the Holy Spirit upon a lost human soul, whereby in response to faith in Christ crucified (John 3:14–16; Gal. 3:24), the believing one, “dead in … trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1), is quickened into spiritual life and made a partaker of the
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Born Again
Born againGreek expression: gennaō anōthenPronunciation: gehn NAH oh; AHN oh thehnStrong’s Numbers: 1080, 509Key VersesJohn 3:3, 7Have you ever wished that you could start life all over again? Who hasn’t? At one time or another, we have all had regrets. But starting over in our physical life
Key passages
Jn 3:3–7

Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is an old man? He is not able to enter into his mother’s womb for the second time and be born, can he?” …

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