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Divine Warrior
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as the “Divine Warrior Motif.” A commonly applied social/religious construct in the ancient Near East in which a people group understands and describes their god or gods in terms of that deity’s warlike actions against their common enemy.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Divine Warrior
Divine Warrior Also known as the “Divine Warrior Motif.” A commonly applied social/religious construct in the ancient Near East in which a people group understands and describes their god or gods in terms of that deity’s warlike actions against their common enemy.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Warrior, Divine
WARRIOR, DIVINE. The understanding of God as a warrior is grounded in the origins of biblical religion. The image of the divine warrior dominates the oldest Israelite poetry, remains a frequent characterization of God throughout the biblical period, and gains a new prominence in the apocalyptic literature
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Sense of Divinity
Sense of DivinityPart of the theological attempt to understand the origin, condition, and value of the human aspiration toward God is the sense of divinity (sensus divinitatis or deitatis). In Western intellectual history this powerful yearning toward the Eternal is classically described with the concept
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Divine Warrior
Divine WarriorAs the Israelites celebrated their deliverance from the Egyptian army on the far side of the sea, they envisioned God as a great warrior who fought on their behalf: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (Ex 15:3 NIV). At the other end of the canon, the church expectantly awaits
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Warrior, Divine
warrior, divine. On numerous occasions as recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures, Israel experienced the presence of Yahweh on the battlefield. The first explicit proclamation of God as a warrior is found in the Song of the Sea, Moses’ hymn celebrating God’s victory over the Egyptians at the Red Sea: “The
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Warfare
WARFARE AND DIVINE WARFAREDivine warfare is a recurrent theme in the prophetic literature of ancient Israel: God combats malevolent forces for and within the nation. Biblical use of the leitmotif reflects Israel’s early theological traditions, engagement of other cultures, and victories and defeats.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Office, Daily
Office, Daily (Divine). Prescribed daily services of worship of the Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Churches. “Office” is from the Latin officium, meaning performance of duty and implying a religious ceremony. Sometimes called the “hour services,” the daily offices have antecedents within Judaism. Jews
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WARRIOR, DIVINE
WARRIOR, DIVINE. Throughout the religions of the world, both male and female deities are depicted as warriors. Ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman religions provide many examples of this usage, as do biblical traditions.On a mythological level, the warrior deity can be depicted as battling other gods
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