City Builder • Master Builder • Master Workman
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Builder [Heb. bānâ; Gk. kataskeuázō, oikodoméō, technítēs]; NEB also FOUNDER (He. 3:3f), ARCHITECT (He. 11:10); MASTER BUILDER [Gk. architéktōn] (1 Cor. 3:10). Beyond the literal significance (see Build) are several figurative applications, notably to God as the divine Builder (1) as establishing,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUILDER<bild’-er> (בָּנָה‎ [banah]; [οἰκοδομέω, oikodomeo], [τεχνίτης, technites]): “To build,” “builder,” ete, are in the Old Testament commonly the translation of banah, “to build,” occurring very frequently; see BUILD. The literal significance leads also to several figurative applications,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
builder. This English term usually renders the participle of the Hebrew and Greek verbs meaning “to build.” A significant figurative use is the messianic passage Ps. 118:22 (quoted several times in the NT, e.g., Matt. 21:42; 1 Pet. 2:7), which states that the stone the builders rejected has become the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BUILDER, bildʹẽr (בָּנָה‎, bānāh; οἰκοδομέω, oikodoméō, τεχηίτης, technítēs): “To build,” “builder,” etc, are in the OT commonly the tr of bānāh, “to build,” occurring very frequently; see Build, Building. The lit. significance leads also to several fig. applications, esp. to God as Divine Builder
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