Option • Selection
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
option. The right formerly possessed by an archbishop, when about to consecrate a bishop, of choosing within the latter’s see some benefice to which he could act as patron at the next vacancy. The word is also used of the right of members of certain Cathedral or Collegiate chapters to secure at choice
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Choice, Stories of
Choice, Stories ofThe element of choice is almost synonymous with storytelling, and it is hard to imagine a good story without the element of choice in it. After all, the most common narrative strategy is to put the protagonist into a situation that tests him or her and requires a choice. In the Bible
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CHOICE.—In the Gospels, choice is always expressed by one small group of closely connected words, viz. ἐκλέγομαι, ἐκλεκτός, ἐκλογή. And these at once define the nature of the choice, which is not that of ‘decision,’ but that of ‘selection.’ Perhaps the English term which more precisely than any
Key passages
Jos 24:15

But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh.”

Is 1:18

“Come now, and let us argue,” says Yahweh. “Even though your sins are like scarlet, they will be white like snow; even though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Joe 3:14

Commotion, commotion in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision!