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Brotherly Love
Brotherly • Brotherly Kindness • Love • One Another
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love [Gk. philadelphía] (He. 13:1); also BROTHERLY AFFECTION (Rom. 12:10; 2 Pet. 1:7); LOVE OF THE BRETHREN (1 Thess. 4:9); AV also BROTHERLY KINDNESS (2 Pet. 1:7); NEB LOVE FOR OUR BROTHERHOOD, BROTHERLY KINDNESS, “love your fellow-Christians.” These terms, more than any others, set forth
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Brotherly Kindness
BROTHERLY KINDNESS. Translated thus twice in 2 Pet 1:7 from the Gr. philadelphia; more literally, “love of the brethren” (1 Pet 1:22, ASV marg.), or as the same noun is elsewhere rendered, “brotherly love” (Rom 12:10; 1 Thess 4:9; Heb 13:1). The biblical connotation of philadelphia is not that of love
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Brotherly Love
BROTHERLY LOVE. Gk. philadelphia (Rom. 12:10; 1 Thes. 4:9; Heb. 13:1; 1 Pet. 1:22; 2 Pet. 1:7) means, not figurative brother-like love, but the love of those united in the Christian brotherhood (adelphotēs, 1 Pet. 2:17; 5:9; cf. the adjective philadelphos, 1 Pet. 3:8). Outside Christian writings (e.g.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love (Gk. philadelphía). This and related terms (“brotherly affection,” Rom. 12:10; “love of the brethren,” 1 Thess. 4:9; 1 Pet. 1:22; “brotherly kindness,” 2 Pet. 1:7) refer to the mutual love between believers. According to 2 Pet. 1:7, brotherly affection is to be supplemented with the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Brotherly Kindness
BROTHERLY KINDNESS (Gk. philadelphia, 2 Pet. 1:7). The Gk. term is also rendered “brotherly love” (Rom. 12:10); “love of the brethren” (1 Thess. 4:9; Heb. 13:1; 1 Pet. 1:22). It is affection for our brothers, in the broad meaning of which word the Scriptures include as our neighbors all mankind, not
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brotherly Love
BROTHERLY LOVE — the love of brothers (or sisters) for each other; the love of fellow Christians for one another, all being children of the same Father in a special sense. Occasionally the New Testament uses the word “brother” to refer simply to another human being, whether a Christian or not (Matt.
Love, Brotherly
LOVE, BROTHERLY — love between people who are closely related to each other, whether physically or spiritually (Rom. 12:10; Heb. 13:1; 2 Pet. 1:7). The phrase is used in a symbolic sense to express love of Christians for one another, since all are sons of the same Father. The Greek word translated as
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROTHERLY
BROTHERLY<bruth’-er-li> (אָח‎ [’ach], “brother”; [φιλαδελφία, philadelphia], “brotherly love”): Like a brother in all the large human relationships indicated above; e.g. the early friendly and fraternal alliance between Tyre and Israel as illustrated by “brotherly covenant” between David and Solomon,
BROTHERLY KINDNESS
BROTHERLY KINDNESS<kind’-nes> (the King James Version 2 Peter 1:7), or LOVE (the King James Version Romans 12:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; Hebrews 13:1; [φιλαδελφία, philadelphia]):
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brotherly Love
BROTHERLY LOVE Concept that appears throughout the Bible, but the specific word for this type of love appears only in the NT. The word which is usually rendered “brotherly love” in the NT is the Greek philadelphia and is used only five times (Rom. 12:10; 1 Thess. 4:9; Heb. 13:1; 1 Pet. 1:22; 2 Pet. 1:7).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Brotherly
BROTHERLY, bruthʹẽr-li (אָח‎, ’āḥ, “brother”; φιλαδελφία, Philadelphía, “brotherly love”): Like a brother in all the large human relationships indicated above; e.g. the early friendly and fraternal alliance between Tyre and Israel as illustrated by “brotherly covenant” between David and Solomon,
Brotherly Kindness
BROTHERLY KINDNESS, kīndʹnes (AV 2 Pet 1:7), or LOVE (AV Rom 12:10; 1 Thess 4:9; He 13:1; φιλαδελφία, Philadelphía): In RV, “love of the brethren” in all places, and so in AV of 1 Pet 1:22, thus defining the disposition as love, and its objects as brethren.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BROTHERLY LOVE
BROTHERLY LOVE [φιλαδελφία philadelphia]. In the OT, brotherly love was an important value, involving not only emotional but also social and financial aspects: brothers should secure the harmony, honor, and economical interests of their family. Despite obvious tensions between ideal and reality, there
Key passages
Ro 12:10

being devoted to one another in brotherly love, esteeming one another more highly in honor,

1 Th 4:9

But concerning brotherly love, I do not have need to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

Heb 13:1

Brotherly love must continue.

1 Pe 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from the heart,

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