Cause • Disputation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dispute [Heb. dāḇār] (Ex. 18:16); AV MATTER; [rîḇ] (Dt. 19:17; 21:5; 25:1; 2 Ch. 19:8); AV CONTROVERSY; NEB also DISPUTANTS, LAWSUITS; [dîn] (Eccl. 6:10); AV, NEB, CONTEND; [miḏyānîm] (Prov. 18:18); AV CONTENTIONS; NEB QUARREL; [Gk. philoneikía] (Lk. 22:24); AV STRIFE; [zḗtēma] (Acts 25:19);
Cause The AV “cause” for Heb. rîḇ in Ex. 23:2f, 6, etc., means “legal case” or “lawsuit,” as also dāḇār in Ex. 18:19, 26; 22:9; Dt. 1:17, etc.; mišpāṭ in 2 S. 15:4; Job 13:18; 23:4; Lam. 3:59; and dîn in Ps. 9:4; 140:12; Jer. 5:28; 22:16; 30:13. In Prov. 29:7; 31:8 the RSV has “rights” for
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CAUSE<kos>: In both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) “for this cause” (the King James Version “cause”) occurs in Exodus 9:16 as the rendering of בַּעֲבוּר זאֹת‎ [bàabhur zo’th] = “in order that”; “to the end that”; so also in Daniel 2:12 for כָּל־קְבֵל
DISPUTATION<dis-pu-ta’-shun>: In Acts 15:2, the Revised Version (British and American) reads “questioning” for the King James Version “disputation” (Greek suzetesis). In Romans 14:1, the King James Version “doubtful disputations” becomes in the Revised Version (British and American) “decision
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Cause, CausalityTraditionally cause appears as the antecedent of an effect. But can “cause” as such be observed, or do we merely observe constant conjunction, as Hume claimed? Aristotle divided causality (Gk. aitia) into four aspects. In producing a statue, or building a house, matter (hylē) would be
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
DISPUTATIONThe term disputation indicates an argument between two or more parties (Murphy, 175–76). Another term for this is debate. A disputation centers on an issue for which the parties present arguments in favor of their opinion. Disputes can be rational and reasoned, passionate and angry, or a
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Cause, Causation. Roughly, the relation between two events or states of affairs where the first is necessary or sufficient or both for the occurrence of the second.Pre-Socratics speculated about the elements from which all things were formed: earth, air, fire, and water, in loose similarity to Aristotle’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CAUSE, kôs: In both AV and RV “for this cause” (AV “cause”) occurs in Ex 9:16 as the rendering of בַּעֲבוּר זאֹת‎, baʽăbhūr zō’th = “in order that”; “to the end that”; so also in Dnl 2:12 for כָּל־קְבֵל דְּנָה‎, kol-ḳebhēl denāh, and in 2 Ch 32:20 AV for עַל־זאֹת‎, ‛al-zō’th, where RVS read “because
DISPUTATION, dis-pū̇-tāʹshun: In Acts 15:2, RV reads “questioning” for AV “disputation” (Gr suzḗtēsis). In Rom 14:1, AV “doubtful disputations” becomes in RV “decision of scruples” (Gr diakríseis dialogismō̇n, lit. “discussions of doubts”). The Gr in neither case implies what the word “dispute”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DISPUTATION. Theological argument in a formal setting. Also a literary form of dialogue on a controversial theme developed by two or more characters, who take turns in giving long presentations of various ideas. Different argumentations are thus put into the mouths of the different disputation partners.