Disobedient • Insubordination
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Disobedience [Gk. parakoḗ] (Rom. 5:19; 2 Cor. 10:6; He. 2:2); NEB also MISDEED, REBELLION; [apeítheia] (Rom. 11:30, 32; Eph. 2:2; 5:6; He. 4:6, 11); AV also UNBELIEF; NEB also REBELLIOUS, REBEL, UNBELIEF; DISOBEDIENT [Heb. mārâ—‘be obstinate’] (Neh. 9:26); NEB REBELLED; [Gk. apeithḗs] (Lk. 1:17;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DISOBEDIENCE — unwillingness to comply with the guidance of authority, especially refusal to follow God’s will. The first and most crucial act of disobedience occurred when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3). Like all later human disobedience, that act involved setting the desire of
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
CIVIL Disobedience
CIVIL DisobedienceCivil disobedience is not the invention of the modern age. The Bible records approximately a dozen examples of legitimate civil disobedience. Most examples occur when a government specifically commands individuals to disobey God, so that civil disobedience is at the same time religious
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DISOBEDIENCE; DISOBEDIENT<dis-o-be’-di-ens>, ([מָרָה‎, marah]; [ἀπειθέω, apeitheo], [παρακούω, parakouo]): The word used chiefly in the New Testament has the general meaning of a lack of regard for authority or rulership. The stronger meaning of actual stubbornness or violence is perhaps conveyed
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Civil Disobedience
civil disobedience. An act of protest in which citizens dissent from established governmental policy. This form of protest has spawned debate as to what acts of disobedience are justifiable and under what conditions dissent can be carried out. The term “civil disobedience” is often attributed to Henry
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience. Performance of an intentional act prohibited, or refusal to perform an act required, by the civil authority. Civil disobedience may be carried out by an individual or a group, directed at a specific issue or more generally at governing authorities. Examples include illegal meetings,
Fall of Humanity
Fall of Humanity. Adam and Eve’s disobedience that brought tragic spiritual, physical, and social deprivation to the entire human race. Genesis 3 records the fall in stark simplicity. That the account is firmly historical (so, e.g., Tertullian, Athanasius, Augustine, Calvin) is confirmed by Paul’s juxtaposition
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Disobedience, Disobedient
DISOBEDIENCE, dis-ō̇-bē′di-ens, DISOBEDIENT (מָרָה‎, mārāh; ἀπειθέω, apeithéō, παρακούω, parakoúō): The word used chiefly in the NT has the general meaning of a lack of regard for authority or rulership. The stronger meaning of actual stubbornness or violence is perhaps conveyed in the OT (1 K
Key passages
Ro 11:30–32

For just as you formerly were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of the disobedience of these, so also these have now been disobedient for your mercy, in order that they also may now be shown mercy. For God confined them all in disobedience, in order that he could have …

Eph 5:6

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.

Heb 2:2–3

For if the word spoken through angels was binding and every transgression and act of disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation which had its beginning when it was spoken through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard,