DominionThe translation of several Hebrew and Greek words that imply “mastery” and the power “to rule” and “to have dominion over” (e.g., Heb. rāḏâ, māšal, šālaṭ, bāʿal; Gk. krátos, kuriótēs, kurieúō, exousɩ́a).The precise nature of the rule or dominion varies with the situation or context.
Dominion. †Power or authority, indicated in the Bible by several Hebrew and Greek words. Ultimately it is God who has supreme dominion over all creation (e.g., Heb. māšal, Job 25:2; melûḵâ, Ps. 22:28; memšālâ145:13; Aram. šolṭān, Dan. 4:3, 34; Gk. krátos, 1 Tim. 6:16; Jude 25). Dominion
DOMINION κυριότηςI. The word κυριότης occurs 4 times in the NT (not in the LXX), twice referring to Jesus’ power or position as Lord (κύριος) and twice referring to members of a class of angels (Eph 1:21; Col 1:16).II. In extrabiblical literature, κυριότης occurs only very rarely. When it does,
Dominiondominion, rule or lordship, referring to political authority exercised by human beings (Gen. 37:8; Judg. 14:4; Ps. 72:8) or the realm in which such authority is exercised (2 Kings 20:13). Humanity also rules over creation, though under God (Gen. 1:26, 28; Ps. 8:6). Oppressive rule is condemned
DOMINION<do-min’-yun>: In Ephesians 1:21; Colossians 1:16 the word so translated ([κυριότης, kuriotes]) appears to denote a rank or order of angels. The same word is probably to be so interpreted in Jude 1:8 (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) “dominion”),
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DOMINION.—The word ‘dominion’ occurs only once in the AV of the Gospels, as part of the phrase ‘exercise dominion over’ (κατακυριεύουσιν), in that passage in the Gospel of Matthew (20:25) which records our Lord’s reply to the ambitious request of Salome on behalf of her sons, and the words which He
DOMINION Either political authority (Num. 24:19; Dan. 7:6, 12, 14) or the realm in which such authority is exercised (1 Kings 4:24; 9:19). Dominion may have a positive connotation as when humankind is given dominion over creation (Gen. 1:26, 28; Ps. 8:6) or a negative connotation that approximates the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
dominion. This English term is used to render a variety of words and expressions, such as Hebrew memšālâH4939 (e.g., Mic. 4:8, in parallel with mamlākâH4930, “kingdom, kingship, sovereignty”) and Greek kyriotēsG3262 (e.g., Eph. 1:21). Several forms of dominion are mentioned in the Bible, including:
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DOMINION,dō̇-minʹyun: In Eph 1:21; Col 1:16 the word so trd (κυριότης,kuriótēs) appears to denote a rank or order of angels. The same word is probably to be so interpreted in Jude ver 8 (AV and RV “dominion”), and in 2 Pet 2:10 (AV “government,” RV “dominion”). See Angel.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DOMINION [כָּבַשׁ kavash, מַלְכוּת malkhuth, מָשַׁל mashal, רָדָה radhah, שִׁלְטוֹן shilton; βασιλεύωbasileuō, κράτοςkratos, κυριεύωkyrieuō, κυριότητος, kyriotētos]. Dominion translates several Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words for control, mastery, or sovereignty. Old Testament and NT authors