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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
First
First The most common words for “first” are Heb. riʾšôn, ʾeḥāḏ, and Gk. pró̄tos, pró̄ton. Other words include Heb. rēʾšîṯ—‘beginning’ (Nu. 15:20; 24:20; Neh. 10:37 [MT 38]; Am. 6:1); AV also FIRSTFRUITS, CHIEF; qeḏem—‘in front,’ ‘before,’ ‘aforetime’ (Prov. 8:22); AV, NEB, BEFORE; rōʾš
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
First
FirstFirst indicates the one coming or ranking at the beginning of a series; the first precedes all others in time (the earliest), order (in contrast to second) or importance. Fundamentally, it corresponds to the ordinal number one, as in the first river (Gen 2:11) or the first month (Gen 8:5). Harvests
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FIRST
FIRST<furst> ([אֶחָד‎, ’echadh], [רִאשׁוֹן‎, ri’shon]; [πρω̂τον, proton], [τὸ πρω̂τον, to proton], [πρω̂τος, protos]): Of these words, which are those most frequently used for “first,” ri’shon is from rosh, “the head, and is used for the highest, chief, etc.; also of time, the beginning, e.g. Gen
Dictionary of Theological Terms
A Priori
A PrioriLatin, ab, “from,” prius, “first”; argument from cause to effect, or from an original principle or presupposition* to its logical effects. It is deductive rather than inductive, from general principles to individual conclusions. The significance of the prius in its designation is that there
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
First
FIRST, fûrst (אֶחָד‎, ’eḥādh, רִאשׁוֹן‎, ri’shōn; πρῶτον, prō̇ton, τὸ πρῶτον, tó prō̇tos, πρῶτος, prō̇tos): Of these words, which are those most frequently used for “first,” ri’shōn is from rōsh, “the head,” and is used for the highest, chief, etc; also of time, the beginning, e.g. Gen 8:13,