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Cup of Blessing
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cup of Blessing
Cup of Blessing (τὸ ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας, to potērion tēs eulogias). A term referring to both the cup used in Jewish Passover ceremonies and the cup of wine used in the Lord’s Supper (e.g., 1 Cor 10:16).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cup of Blessing
Cup of Blessing. Theological phrase used in two contexts: (1) in Jewish usage, a cup of wine drunk at the end of a meal and having special Passover significance; (2) in Christian usage, the Communion goblet.In the Passover feast the cup of blessing is the third of four cups required in the ceremony
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Blessing, Cup of
Blessing, Cup of [Gk. tó potḗrion tḗs eulogías—‘the consecrated cup’] (1 Cor. 10:16). A technical term from the Jewish meals transferred to the Lord’s supper, and signifying the cup of wine upon which a blessing was pronounced. The succeeding words, “which we bless,” are equivalent to “for which
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cup of Blessing
CUP OF BLESSING* Theological phrase used in two contexts: (1) in Jewish usage, a cup of wine drunk at the end of a meal and having special Passover significance; (2) in Christian usage, the Communion goblet.In the Passover feast the cup of blessing is the third of four cups required in the ceremony
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Blessing the Cup of
BLESSING, THE CUP OF. A name applied to the wine in the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 10:16), probably because the same name was given to the cup of wine in the supper of the Passover (which see).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Blessing, Cup of
BLESSING, CUP OF — a technical term for the third of the cups drunk at the Jewish Passover. It was used by Paul in his description of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 10:16). Also see Cup.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BLESSING, CUP OF
BLESSING, CUP OF([ τὸ ποτήριον τη̂ς εὐλογίας, to poterion tes eulogias], “the consecrated cup,” 1 Corinthians 10:16): A technical term from the Jewish liturgy transferred to the Lord’s Supper, and signifying the cup of wine upon which a blessing was pronounced. The suggestion that it carries
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Blessing, Cup of
blessing, cup of. This expression is found only in 1 Cor. 10:16 (NIV, “cup of thanksgiving”), and is best understood in light of the ancient Jewish custom of concluding meals with a prayer of thanksgiving over a cup of wine. This ritual act acknowledged God as the Giver of all good gifts, and consecrated
Key passages
1 Co 10:16

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?