The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Doxology [Gk. doxología, from dóxa—‘praise, honor, glory’ and lógos—‘utterance’]. A brief expression of praise, primarily to God or to other members of the trinity.The basic form is the blessing formula “Blessed be the Lord” or “Blessed be the God and Father …” (Heb. bārûḵ; Gk. eulogētós; Gen.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DOXOLOGIES (Gr. doxologia, from doxa, “glory,” and logia, “word”). Used in ecclesiastical Gr. to describe formulas expressing praise and glory to the Trinity. While the word itself does not occur in the Bible, expressions of praise often are found. In Jewish worship such expressions as “To Thee be glory
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
DoxologyA short formula expressing praise to God (Gk. doxologɩ́a, from dóxa, “glory,” and lógos, “speaking”). Such formulaic expressions are found throughout the OT and NT.Doxologic statements occur in the OT most frequently in the Psalms (Ps. 28:6; 31:21 [MT 22]; 41:13 [14]; 68:19, 35 [20, 36];
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Doxology (from Gk. doxología, dóxa “praise” and lógos “utterance”).† An expression of praise to God. A common Old Testament formula is “Blessed be the Lord” (e.g., Gen. 24:27), in which the speaker mentions God’s activities in the lives of his people. Another formula is “Ascribe to the Lord glory” (e.g.,
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Benediction, blessing, doxology, thanksgivingThe four terms benediction, blessing, doxology and thanksgiving and are used in the Pauline letters to describe a range of joyful responses to God’s gracious saving activity in creation and redemption. God’s action in Christ is that of grace; our response
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Doxology. An ascription of glory (Gk. δόξα to the Persons of the Holy Trinity. (1) The Greater Doxology is the *Gloria in Excelsis. (2) The Lesser Doxology is the *Gloria Patri. (3) Metrical forms, in some cases with special reference to a particular mystery of Christ or season of the Church, were appended
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DOXOLOGIES (Gk. doxologia, “giving glory”). Ascriptions of glory or praise to God.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DOXOLOGY — a declaration of praise to God or a brief hymn expressing His power and glory. The word itself does not appear in the Bible, but the concept is certainly present. Several passages in the Bible are called doxologies because of their clear declaration of praise to God.One such passage is called
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DOXOLOGY<dok-sol’-o-ji> ([δοξολογία, doxologia], “a praising,” “giving glory”): A hymn or liturgical formula expressive of praise to God, as the Gloria in Excelsis (an expansion of Luke 2:14), sometimes called the Greater Doxology, and the Gloria Patri (“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
A Catholic Dictionary
doxology. I. The greater doxology or “ascription of glory” is usually called, from its initial words, the “Gloria in excelsis.” It is not mentioned by the earliest writers, but it is found nearly, though not quite, as we now have it, in the Apostolic Constitutions (vii. 47), so that it can scarcely have
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Doxology.—A Greek word which signifies an exclamation or prayer, in honor of the majesty of God, such as St. Paul uses at the close of his Epistles, and sometimes even in the middle of an argument (Rom. 9:5). The “Gloria in excelsis” is called the great Doxology, and the “Glory be to the Father, and
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
doxology. From Greek doxa, “glory,” a *hymn of praise. The greater doxology is the *Gloria in Excelsis Deo, the lesser doxology the *Gloria Patri. One of the most famous doxologies, set to the “Old 100th” *hymn tune by Louis Bourgeois of Calvin’s Geneva, is that of Thomas Ken: “Praise God, from whom