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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Congregation
Congregation. Assembly of people, particularly for religious purposes. The Bible describes Israel as the congregation of the Lord because it was a covenant nation. The whole nation was considered to be the people of God (Ex 3:6–8, 15, 16; 4:22; 12:6; Is 1:2–4).As a chosen nation, Israel had a unique
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Congregation
Congregation [Heb. ‘ēḏâ, qāhāl (2 Ch. 7:8; 24:6; Ezr. 10:8; Ps. 22:22, 25; 35:18; 40:9f; etc.), maqhēlîm (Ps. 26:12), maqhēlôṯ (Ps. 68:26); Gk. ekklēsía (Acts 7:38; He. 2:12), plḗthos (Acts 15:30; 19:9)]; AV also PEOPLE (Lev. 10:6), ASSEMBLY (Nu. 10:2; 20:8), COMPANY (Nu. 14:7), CHURCH
Assembly
Assembly [Heb. qāhāl, also qehillâ, miqrā’, mô‘ēḏ, ‘ēḏâ, môšāḇ; Gk. ekklēsía, plḗthos, synagōgḗ (Jas. 2:2, and LXX)]; AV also CONGREGATION, CONVOCATION, MULTITUDE; NEB also COMMUNITY, COMPANY, “place of worship” (Jas. 2:2). The Heb. qāhāl and GK. ekklēsía, both with the root
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Congregation
CONGREGATION Assembly of people, particularly for religious purposes. The Bible describes Israel as the congregation of the Lord because it was a covenant nation. The whole nation was considered to be the people of God (Ex 3:6–8, 15–16; 12:6; Is 1:2–4; 14:1).As a chosen nation, Israel was to display
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Congregation
congregation, a gathering, usually of people who share common interests or ancestry. Two basically synonymous Hebrew terms denote “congregation”: ‘edah (from the root “to appoint”) and qahal (the corollary verbal root is “to convoke”; Prov. 5:14). The terms can have generic meaning (‘edah refers to a
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Congregation
CONGREGATION. The Heb. words qāhāl (“assembly”) and ˓ēdâ (“congregation”) are the most frequently used terms to designate a gathering of Israel for religious or political purposes (BDB). It has been supposed, on the basis of Ex 12:6 and Num 14:5, that the “assembly” constituted only part of the “congregation”;
Assembly
ASSEMBLY. From several Heb. words, especially qāhāl (tribal gathering-council, (Gen 49:6), which came to signify the community of Israel in whole or in part. From Gr. ekklēsia, originally it meant any public assembly of citizens summoned by a herald. In a Gr. city, the ekklēsia was the whole assembly
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Congregation, Solemn Assembly
CONGREGATION, SOLEMN ASSEMBLY. The noun ‘congregation’ is used to render several Heb. words, one of which is also translated ‘assembly’.1. mô‘ēḏ and ‘ēḏâ come from the root yā‘aḏ, ‘to appoint, assign, designate’. mô‘ēḏ means an appointed time or place, or meeting, and occurs 223 times (e.g.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Congregation
CongregationA gathering or assembly. Heb. ʿēḏâ and qāhāl are synonymous in many contexts, especially in reference to the political institutions of ancient Israel. While ʿēḏâ is used to denote the officials of Israel, qāhāl never appears in such contexts, suggesting that the term implies no
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Congregation
Congregation (Heb. ˓ēḏâ, qāhāl; Gk. ekklēsía).† Generally a gathering of various types (e.g., Job 15:34; RSV “company”; cf. Ps. 22:16; 82:1), but more specifically the popular assembly or the Israelite religious community. Heb. ˓ēḏâ (RSV usually “congregation”; from y˓d “appoint”)
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Congregation of the Lord
Congregation of the Lord (also Congregation of Christ or simply the Congregation). The title was assumed in *Mary’s reign by the Scottish Reformers who supported J. *Knox. It appears to derive from the language of the *National Covenant (1557), where the word ‘congregation’, in the sense of a religious
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Congregation
Congregation. This describes the Hebrew people in its collective capacity under its peculiar aspect as a holy community, held together by religious rather than political bonds. Sometimes it is used in a broad sense as inclusive of foreign settlers, Ex. 12:19, but more properly as exclusively appropriate
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Assembly
ASSEMBLY. The term used for several Heb. words, elsewhere translated “Congregation” (which see). It is also the representative of the following: (1) ˓ăṣārâ, a “coming together,” especially for a festal occasion (Lev. 23:36; Num. 29:35; Deut. 16:8). (2) miqrā˒, something “called,” a public meeting
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Congregation
Congregation(Heb. kahal), the Hebrew people collectively as a holy community (Num. 15:15). Every circumcised Hebrew from twenty years old and upward was a member of the congregation. Strangers resident in the land, if circumcised, were, with certain exceptions (Ex. 12:19; Num. 9:14; Deut. 23:1–3), admitted