Child-Bearing • Childbirth • Fertility • Gestation • Labor
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Child-Bearing; With Child; Give Birth; etc
Child-Bearing; With Child; Give Birth; etc. [Heb. yālaḏ, hārâ, also bānâ, melē’â (Eccl. 11:5); Gk. tíktō, teknogonía, énkyos (Lk. 2:5), échō en gastrí]. See also Bear; Conceive; Travail.The interpretation and translation of 1 Tim. 2:15 has proved difficult. The RSV reads, “Yet woman
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHILDBEARING. One evidence that creation lies under God’s curse is the travail which ordinarily accompanies the birth of a child (Gen 3:16). Often, indeed, the Bible alludes to the pangs of parturition as pain at its most painful (Ps 48:6; Isa 13:8; 21:3; 26:17; Jer 4:31; 6:24; 13:21: 22:23; 50:43).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Childbearing. †In view of the curse God imposed on mankind for the sin in Paradise—that childbearing would be accomplished with great pain (Gen. 3:16; Heb. hērōn, yālaḏ)—it is remarkable that the Bible rarely mentions the hardships of delivery. Rather, it emphasizes the prospect of having children,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CHILDBEARING (Gk. teknogonia). As a part of the curse coming to our first parent, on account of sin, it was said to her, “In pain you shall bring forth children” (Gen. 3:16). Commenting on this, Delitzsch says: “That the woman should bear the children was the original will of God; but it was a punishment
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CHILDBEARING — the act of giving birth to offspring (Gen. 18:11; 1 Tim. 2:15). A birth is a joyful occasion (John 16:21). But it is also a painful event, characterized by agony and travail, following God’s curse on Eve (Gen. 3:16). This agony is so well-known that childbearing became symbolic of any
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHILD-BEARING<child’-bar-ing>: Only in 1 Timothy 2:15: “She shall be saved through her (m “the”) child-bearing” ([διὰ τη̂ς τεκνογονίας, dia tes teknogonias]). The reference is to the calling of woman as wife and mother, as her ordinary lot in life, and to the anxieties, pains and perils of maternity,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
childbearing. The act of bringing forth a child, often also termed childbirth or more technically parturition. It involves much physical effort—appropriately called labor—on the part of the mother. For this reason it is often accomplished with greater facility by those who have practiced regular physical
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Childbirth & ChildrenChildbirth often endangered the lives of mothers and infants in the ancient world. As young women were married soon after puberty and often bore multiple children, the danger of childbirth lessened their life span from the 40 years that were expected for men to only about 30 years.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
CHILDBIRTHAll [pagans] are brought to birth with idolatry for the midwife. The very wombs that bear them are still bound with the bands that have been wreathed before the idols, declaring their offspring to be consecrated to demons. For in childbirth, pagan women invoke the aid of Lucina and Diana.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CHILD-BEARING, childʹbâr-ing: Only in 1 Tim 2:15: “She shall be saved through her [m “the”] child-bearing” (διὰ τῆς τεκνογονίας, diá tḗs teknogonías). The reference is to the calling of woman as wife and mother, as her ordinary lot in life, and to the anxieties, pains and perils of maternity,
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