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Chance
Accident • Fortuity • Happenstance • Luck
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chance
Chance [Heb. qārā’ (Dt. 22:6; 2 S. 1:6; 18:9), miqreh (Dt. 23:10; 1 S. 6:9), peg̱a‘ (Eccl. 9:11); Gk. synkyría (Lk. 10:31), paratynchánō (Acts 17:17), eípōs- ‘if perhaps’ (Acts 27:12), tópos (He. 12:17)]; AV also PLACE (He. 12:17), etc.; NEB also HAPPEN (Lk. 9:11), WAY OPEN (He. 12:17), etc.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chance
CHANCE. To the Hebrews Yahweh was a God of law and order, and therefore there is very little room for “chance” in their theology. In most instances where the idea is used it is the thinking of someone other than a Hebrew. In the Gr. translation of the OT (LXX), the word tychē is found twice, once in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chance
CHANCE. The use of this word in Scripture has the sense of to meet unexpectedly (2 Sam. 1:6), an occurrence for which there seems to be no explanation (1 Sam. 6:9), a coincidence (Luke 10:31), opportunity (Eccles. 9:11).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chance
Chance(Luke 10:31). “It was not by chance that the priest came down by that road at that time, but by a specific arrangement and in exact fulfilment of a plan; not the plan of the priest, nor the plan of the wounded traveller, but the plan of God. By coincidence (Gr. sungkuria) the priest came down,
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Chance
Chance. The concept of chance has evolved in meaning. Chance for Aristotle and other classical philosophers was merely the fortuitous intersection of two or more lines of causality. In modern times, however, the term has taken on two different meanings. Some regard chance as the lack of any cause. As
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHANCE
CHANCE<chans>: The idea of chance in the sense of something wholly fortuitous was utterly foreign to the Hebrew creed. Throughout the whole course of Israel’s history, to the Hebrew mind, law, not chance, ruled the universe, and that law was not something blindly mechanical, but the expression of the
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Chance
CHANCE.—The word occurs only once in EV of the Gospels, viz. in Lk 10:30, where in the parable of the Good Samaritan the priest is said to have been going down that way ‘by chance.’ In the original the phrase is κατὰ συγκρίαν, Vulg. accidit ut. The word συγκυρία is found nowhere else in NT, and rarely
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Chance
CHANCE. The concept of chance has been at the center of a debate about religion and its relationship with science, especially in recent times. This is particularly true in the discipline of biology (but less so in physics), and especially with regard to the theory of evolution.A number of leading atheistic
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chance
CHANCE, chans: The idea of chance in the sense of something wholly fortuitous was utterly foreign to the Heb creed. Throughout the whole course of Israel’s history, to the Heb mind, law, not chance, ruled the universe, and that law was not something blindly mechanical, but the expression of the personal