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Equality
Countervail • Equal • Equal Rights • Equality of Man • Gender Equality
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Equal; Equality
Equal; Equality “Equal” occurs ten times in the RSV if the OT, for various Hebrew terms. In ex. 30:34, e.g., “an equal part” renders baḏ beḇaḏ (lit “part for part”); in Dt. 18:8 “equal portions” translates ḥēleq keḥēleq. In Job 28:17 “equal” translates ʿāraq, here meaning “compare”: gold
Countervail
Countervail [Heb. šāwâ-‘equalize’]. An archaic term for “equal” (RSV “be compared with”) found in Est. 7:4, AV.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EQUALITY
EQUALITY<e-kwol’-i-ti> ([ἰσότης, isotes]): In 2 Corinthians 8:14, literally,. “out of equality,” i.e. “in equal proportion” or “that there may be equality.” In Philippians 2:6, it occurs in a paraphrase of Greek to einai isa theo, “the being on an equality with God.” In this much-discussed
COUNTERVAIL
COUNTERVAIL<koun-ter-val’> ([שָׁוָה‎, shawah], “equalize”): To thwart or overcome by acting against with equal force; thus, “The enemy could not countervail the king’s damage” or loss (Est 7:4 the American Standard Revised Version reads “The adversary could not have compensated for the king’s
EQUAL
EQUAL<e’-kwal> [ἴσος, isos]): In Ezekiel (18:25; 29; 33:17, 20), “The way of the Lord is not equal” translates Hebrew yittakhen for takhan, “to weigh,” and means “is not adjusted to any fixed standard,” “arbitrary,” “fitful,” and, therefore, “not equitable, fair, or impartial”
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Rights Amendment(ERA), proposed but unratified amendment to the United States Constitution. The main underlying principle of the amendment was that gender should not determine the legal rights of men or women, and it was designed to invalidate many state and federal laws that discriminate against
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Equality
equality. The measure of identical worth and value between two or more entities, especially as applied to human beings. Most philosophical and religious traditions give some place to the idea of equality, and some go so far as to see equality as inalienable. In Christian teaching, the concept of equality
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Equality
EQUALITY.—Equality in capability, responsibility, and future destiny is by no means taught by Christ in the Gospels. Christians are not reduced to one uniform level of worth and dignity, either here or hereafter. In the parables of the Talents and the Pounds the servants are not in a condition of equality
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gender Equality
GENDER EQUALITY Adam and Eve were created in God’s image to be equal in personhood but distinct in gender (Gen. 1:26–27; 5:1–2). The phrase “a helper who is like him” (Gen. 2:18), conveys equality and compatibility on the one hand but also indicates a functional distinction that was part of creation.
Countervail
COUNTERVAIL Old English word meaning “to equal,” “be commensurate with,” “compensate for” in Esther 7:4.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Equality of Humankind
EQUALITY OF HUMANKINDIn truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. Acts 10:34, 35.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Equality
EQUALITY, ē̇-kwolʹi-ti (ἰσότης, isótēs): In 2 Cor 8:14, lit. “out of equality,” i.e. “in equal proportion” or “that there may be equality.” In Phil 2:6, it occurs in a paraphrase of Gr tó eínai ísa theō, “the being on an equality with God.” In this much-discussed passage, isa, according to a
Countervail
COUNTERVAIL, koun-tēr-vālʹ (שָׁוָה‎, shāwāh, “equalize”): To thwart or overcome by acting against with equal force; thus, “The enemy could not c. the king’s damage” or loss (Est 7:4 ARV reads “The adversary could not have compensated for the king’s damage”). “Nothing doth c. [RV “can be taken in exchange
Equal
EQUAL, ēʹkwal (ἴσος, ísos): In Ezk (18:25, 29; 33:17, 20), “The way of the Lord is not equal” translates Heb yittākhēn for tākhan, “to weigh,” and means “is not adjusted to any fixed standard,” “arbitrary,” “fitful,” and, therefore, “not equitable, fair, or impartial” (LXX “is not set straight”). Cf
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EQUALITY
EQUALITY. The modern ideal that all persons have the right to pursue happiness without discrimination regardless of race, gender, class, age, and sexual preference. Biblical texts do not uniformly or clearly provide a stance. The idea that God created humankind, male and female, connotes equality (Gen
Key passages
Ge 5:1–2

This is the record of the generations of Adam. When God created Adam, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them. And he blessed them. And he called their name “Humankind” when they were created.

Lk 20:36

for they are not even able to die any longer, because they are like the angels and are sons of God, because they are sons of the resurrection.