Commune • Communicate
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Travel and Communication
TRAVEL AND COMMUNICATION. This entry consists of two articles surveying the logistics of traveling and communicating over distance. The first focuses on the ANE world of the OT, and the second focuses on the Roman world of the NT.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Communication. Archaeological excavations have uncovered thousands of ancient business and family letters written on clay tablets. As early as 2000 bc the Assyrians maintained an informal postal service with eastern Anatolia (Asia Minor), using the caravans that frequently went between them. Later, Assyrian
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Communication Normally used in the AV of speaking (2 S. 3:17; 2 K. 9:11 [Heb. śî (a)ḥ; RSV “his talk”; NEB “the way his thoughts run”]; Mt. 5:37; Lk. 24:17; Eph. 4:29), but also for Gk. koinōnía in Philem. 6 (RSV “sharing”), and archaically for homilía in 1 Cor. 15:33 (RSV “company”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
COMMUNICATION The act of transmitting a message. Fire, light, and smoke signals were probably the earliest methods of communicating over any distance. The Babylonians were the first to employ a primitive heliograph system (reflected sunlight) for signaling over short distances. A classic use of fire
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMMUNE; COMMUNICATE; COMMUNICATION<ko-mun’>, <komun’-i-kat>, <ko-mu-ni-ka’-shun>: To commune is to converse confidentially and sympathetically. It is represented in both Hebrew and Greek by several words literally signifying to speak (compare Luke 6:11, [διαλαλέω, dialaleo]; also Luke 22:4; Acts
Compton’s Encyclopedia
communicationWhen people communicate with each other, they exchange various forms of meaning, such as ideas and information, through a common system of symbols. Typical communications can include writing in a diary, watching television, talking with friends, and speaking on the telephone. It has been
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
FILMThis article defines film as a medium of mass communication, and it traces the uses of that medium as a vehicle for messages, whether significant or trivial; a worldview, a persuasive take on life’s issues, is always present, whether intended or not. This article also gives an overview of recent
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Indirect Communication
Indirect CommunicationIndirect communication offers a very important means of communication by avoiding the use of direct or transparent propositions. It may be used for more than one reason. (i) In the thought of S. Kierkegaard, it facilitates decision between different possibilities. (ii) In the thought
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Communications & MessengersExtant records from biblical antiquity include public and private messages of all sorts, everything from personal letters to international diplomatic texts and public announcements. Communication over long distances was usually achieved by couriers who carried a written message,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Commune, Communicate, Communication
COMMUNE, kō̇-mūnʹ, COMMUNICATE, kō̇-mūnʹi-kāt, COMMUNICATION, ko-mū-ni-kāʹshun: To commune is to converse confidentially and sympathetically. It is represented in both Heb and Gr by several words lit. signifying to speak (cf Lk 6:11, διαλαλέω, dialaléō; also Lk 22:4; Acts 24:26, ὁμιλέω, homiléō).
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Nonverbal Communication in Performance
Nonverbal Communication in Performance In considerations of performance, nonverbal communication is communication that takes place without words in the context of oral speech or live presentation. In a live exchange, any form of communication that does not involve words may be considered nonverbal, including
Communicative Economy
Communicative Economy The term communicative economy was coined by John Miles Foley both to denote a metaphorical economy of communication and also to describe the economical communication of oral performance and oral-traditional works. In the first sense, an ‘untextualized network of traditional [semantic]
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
A Master of Communication
A Master of CommunicationIn the classroom as well as on the printed page Ryrie has proved to be a master communicator. His classes would frequently assume an unorthodox pattern as he would focus on one student in particular and ask for a theological definition: “Give me a definition of the hypostatic
Key passages
Eph 4:29

No rotten word must proceed from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear,

Col 4:6–9

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how it is necessary for you to answer each one. Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful servant and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all my circumstances, whom …

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Topics & Themes