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Elect
Election
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Election
Elect, Election. In modern English, terms referring to the selection of a leader or representative by a group of people. An element of choice is involved, since usually there are several candidates out of whom one must be chosen.When the verb “elect” is used theologically in the Bible, it usually has
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elect
Elect [Heb. bāḥîr; Gk. eklektós]; AV also ELECTION (Rom. 11:7); NEB CHOSEN, CHOSEN ONES, CHOSEN PEOPLE. The basic meaning is that of a people or persons “selected” or “chosen” by divine action. A secondary, though infrequent, meaning is “choice” or “precious.” The biblical references to “the elect”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elect, Election
ELECT, ELECTION In modern English, terms referring to the selection of a leader or representative by a group of people. An element of choice is involved, since usually there are several candidates out of whom one must be chosen.When the verb “elect” is used theologically in the Bible, it usually has
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elect
ELECT. “Chosen” or “selected.” The main Ot verb for this is bāḥar, a deliberated selecting of something or someone with attendant preference or pleasure. The NT verb eklegomai means to choose or select out of a larger group something or someone for oneself. The related adjectives bāḥir and eklektos
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elect
ELECT (Heb. bāḥı̂r, “chosen”; so rendered in 2 Sam. 21:6). Used to denote those selected by God for special office, work, honor, etc. (Isa. 42:1; 45:4; 65:9, 22, all KJV; NASB, NIV, “chosen”). The term was sometimes applied in the early church (1) to the whole body of baptized Christians; (2) to the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Elect
ELECT — a person or group chosen by God for special favor and for the rendering of special service to Him. In the Old Testament the Hebrew people were described as God’s elect. The New Testament speaks of Christ as God’s Chosen One (1 Pet. 2:4, 6) and of the church as God’s new chosen people (Rom. 8:33;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELECT
ELECT<e-lekt’>: That is, “chosen,” “selected.” In the Old Testament the word represents derivatives of [בָּחַר‎, bachar], elegit; in the New Testament [ἐκλεκτός, eklektos]. It means properly an object or objects of selection. This primary meaning sometimes passes into that of “eminent,” “valuable,”
A Catholic Dictionary
Nomination
nomination. One of the ways by which the designation of a bishop to a see may be effected. The ordinary mode is that of election by the chapter; this has been the rule ever since, in the Empire, the Concordat of Worms (1122) put an end to the abuse of the emperor’s investing bishops by “ring and crosier,”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Elect
Elect, E-lecʹtion. These terms are of frequent occurrence in the Scriptures, and when used in a religious sense designate the sovereign act of God in choosing from eternity some men to salvation. In relation to those who shall be saved, God is represented as purposing, decreeing, ordaining, electing,
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Election
Election and PredestinationElection has its basis in the biblical words for “to choose” (Heb. b-ch-r and bāchîr, “chosen,” or sometimes y-d-ʿ, “to choose” or “to know”; and Gk. eklegomai or eklektos, “chosen”; or also other words, cheirotoneō, “to choose” or “to select”; procheirizomai, “to choose in
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Elect
ELECT, ELECTION (ἐκλέγεσθαι, ἐκλεκτός, ἐκλογή).—Though we have no reference in the Gospels to any conscious effort on the part of the writers to grasp the significance of the Divine action in choosing and rejecting the human objects of His favour and the instruments of His will, we have sufficiently
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Elect
ElectGreek expression: eklektosPronunciation: ehk lehk TAWSSStrong’s Number: 1588Key VersesRomans 8:33; Colossians 3:12; 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1Every year or so American citizens have the right to participate in elections. This is the process whereby votes are cast by a group of
Key passages
Ro 8:33

Who will bring charges against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.

Eph 1:4

just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love,

Col 3:12

Therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and dearly loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

1 Th 1:4–5

knowing, brothers dearly loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel did not come to you with word only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, just as you know what sort of people we became among you for your sake.

Tt 1:1–3

Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of the chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth that is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life which God, who does not lie, promised before eternal ages, but at the proper time has disclosed his message …

1 Pe 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

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