The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Education Examines the modes by which people in the ancient world acquired knowledge and transmitted teachings on wisdom and ethical living.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EDUCATION. This entry consists of three articles on the subjects of schools and the education of young people in the ancient world of the Bible. The first article surveys education in ancient Mesopotamia; the second examines the principles and institutions of education in ancient Israel; the third covers
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Education. The original purpose of Jewish education was to teach children to know and understand their special relationship with God, to teach them to serve him, and to educate them in “holiness.” Later Jewish education included character development and the history of God’s people (particularly through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Education The chief source of information regarding education in ancient Israel is the OT. While the OT writers were not interested in education per se, they were concerned about the transmission of religious traditions, and they provided incidental information concerning other educational processes.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EDUCATION The act or process of educating or being educated. The original purpose of Jewish education was to teach children to know and understand their special relationship with God, to teach them to serve him, and to educate them in holiness. Later Jewish education included character development and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
education. Formal processes of instruction are rarely mentioned in the Bible (Dan. 1:5; Sir. 4:24; 10:1; 21:19, 21; 34:9; Acts 22:3), but some formal or informal means of education is frequently assumed. The Israelites are instructed at Sinai to teach their children God’s commandments by talking about
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
EDUCATIONMesopotamianMesopotamian education involved the arduous process of learning cuneiform script. Students generally came from the upper classes of society. On rare occasions girls must have been educated as there is evidence of a few female scribes.The early schools were probably associated
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
EDUCATION. The child has always been of paramount importance in Judaism, as the Mishnah and Talmud clearly show in several passages. For that matter, Jesus certainly taught the value of children, in his kindly treatment of them as well as in his instruction regarding them. Because of this, there are
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EducationThroughout the Bible the language of education (learning, teaching, studying), its effects (writing, knowledge, appropriate behavior), and the desire for education are very much evident. Moreover, we know the general settings where education occurred (court, cult, family, schools) and approximately
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Education. †Among the Hebrews, who believed that having children was a divine blessing (e.g., Ps. 127:3; cf. v. 1), education (Heb. tôrâ “instruction,” “teaching”; from yārâ “show” and thus “give direction”; cf. Torah, God’s law or rule of conduct) occupied an important place. The Old Testament
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Education: Greco-Roman
EDUCATION: JEWISH AND GRECO-ROMANIn the Greco-Roman world there was no public system of education. Families paid fees for the education of their youth, either at home by tutors or in a teacher’s private school. Curriculum was established by convention, and the methods used and the authors studied were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Education. There is little trace among the Hebrews in earlier times of education in any other subjects than the law. The wisdom therefore and instruction, of which so much is said in the book of Proverbs, are to be understood chiefly of moral and religious discipline, imparted, according to the direction
Key passages
Dt 6:4–9

“Hear, Israel, Yahweh our God, Yahweh is unique. And you shall love Yahweh your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your might. And these words that I am commanding you today shall be on your heart. And you shall recite them to your children, and you …

Pr 1:7–9

Fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise. My child, may you keep your father’s instruction, and do not reject your mother’s teachings, for they are a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck.

Pr 22:6

Train the child concerning his way; even when he is old, he will not stray from it.

Col 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom, with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God,

Jas 3:1

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a greater judgment.

See also
Ex 13:3–16; Ex 35:30–36:1; Le 10:8–20; Dt 4:1–14; Dt 5:23–6:25; Dt 11:1–32; Dt 27:11–26; Dt 31:9–32:18; Dt 32:39–47; Dt 33:1–29; Jos 4:1–24; Jos 8:30–35; Jdg 3:1–6; 1 Sa 12:1–25; 1 Ki 2:1–9; 1 Ki 8:22–53; 2 Ki 12:1–16; 1 Ch 27:25–34; 2 Ch 6:12–42; 2 Ch 15:1–19; 2 Ch 17:1–19; 2 Ch 26:1–15; Ezr 7:1–28; Ne 8:1–12; Ne 9:1–21; Job 4:1–21; Job 6:1–30; Job 35:1–36:23; Ps 1:1–6; Ps 25:1–22; Ps 27:1–14; Ps 32:1–11; Ps 34:1–22; Ps 37:1–40; Ps 51:1–19; Ps 71:1–24; Ps 78:1–31; Ps 86:1–17; Ps 94:1–23; Ps 105:1–22; Ps 119:9–16; Ps 119:25–40; Ps 119:57–80; Ps 119:97–112; Ps 119:121–136; Ps 119:169–176; Ps 143:1–12; Ps 145:1–21; Pr 1:1–19; Pr 2:1–3:12; Pr 4:1–5:23; Pr 6:20–7:5; Pr 8:1–11; Pr 8:32–9:12; Pr 10:17; Pr 13:1; Pr 13:14; Pr 15:5; Pr 15:31–32; Pr 16:20; Pr 17:16; Pr 19:20; Pr 19:25; Pr 19:27; Pr 21:11; Pr 22:6; Pr 22:17–21; Pr 23:12; Pr 23:22–25; Pr 25:11–12; Pr 29:15; Pr 29:21; Pr 31:10–31; Ec 7:1–8:1; Ec 8:10–9:12; Ec 12:9–14; Is 2:1–4; Is 26:1–19; Is 28:1–15; Is 28:23–29; Is 29:17–24; Is 30:18–26; Is 38:1–22; Is 48:12–22; Is 50:1–11; Is 54:1–17; Is 59:16–21; Je 3:6–4:4; Je 9:17–26; Je 31:31–40; Je 32:26–44; Eze 44:10–31; Da 1:1–21; Joe 1:2–12; Mic 4:1–5; Mal 2:1–9; Mt 4:23–25; Mt 5:17–20; Mt 7:28–29; Mt 9:35–38; Mt 10:5–25; Mt 10:40–11:1; Mt 11:25–30; Mt 13:1–23; Mt 13:36–43; Mt 13:51–58; Mt 15:1–20; Mt 16:5–12; Mt 21:23–27; Mt 22:23–33; Mt 23:1–12; Mt 28:18–20; Mk 1:21–28; Mk 2:1–17; Mk 4:1–20; Mk 6:1–6; Mk 6:32–44; Mk 9:30–32; Mk 10:1–12; Mk 11:15–19; Mk 12:18–27; Mk 12:38–44; Mk 14:43–52; Lk 1:1–4; Lk 1:67–80; Lk 2:41–50; Lk 4:14–15; Lk 4:31–37; Lk 5:1–11; Lk 5:16–26; Lk 6:6–11; Lk 6:39–45; Lk 8:16–18; Lk 10:38–11:4; Lk 12:1–12; Lk 13:10–17; Lk 13:22–30; Lk 19:45–20:8; Lk 20:27–38; Lk 23:1–7; Lk 24:13–32; Lk 24:44–48; Jn 3:1–21; Jn 6:41–59; Jn 7:14–24; Jn 7:53–8:30; Jn 11:28–37; Jn 13:1–20; Jn 14:22–31; Jn 15:26–16:15; Jn 18:12–23; Ac 1:1–3; Ac 2:40–47; Ac 4:1–4; Ac 4:13–22; Ac 5:17–6:7; Ac 11:19–26; Ac 12:25–13:3; Ac 15:1–5; Ac 15:22–35; Ac 17:16–21; Ac 18:1–17; Ac 18:24–28; Ac 20:17–38; Ac 21:37–22:21; Ac 26:24–32; Ac 28:17–31; Ro 2:17–24; Ro 6:15–23; Ro 12:3–8; Ro 15:1–6; Ro 15:14–21; 1 Co 4:14–21; 1 Co 10:1–13; 1 Co 12:12–31; 1 Co 14:6–19; 1 Co 14:26–40; Ga 3:19–25; Ga 6:6–10; Eph 4:7–24; Eph 6:1–4; Php 4:8–9; Col 1:24–29; Col 3:12–17; 1 Th 4:1–12; 2 Th 2:13–17; 1 Ti 1:3–11; 1 Ti 2:1–3:7; 1 Ti 4:6–16; 1 Ti 5:17–6:10; 2 Ti 1:3–2:26; 2 Ti 3:10–4:5; Tt 1:5–9; Tt 2:1–10; Heb 5:12–14; Heb 8:7–13; Jas 3:1–12; 1 Jn 2:24–27; 2 Jn 7–11;