The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Form [Heb. temûnâ (Nu. 12:2–8; Dt. 4:12, 15f, 23, 25; Job 4:16; Ps. 17:15), miqlaʿaṯ, qeṣeḇ, yāṣar (e.g., Gen. 2:19; Ps. 94:9; 104:26; 139:16; Isa. 27:11; 29:16; 43:1, 7, 10, 21; 45:7, 18; Jer. 33:2; Am. 4:13; 7:1; Zec. 12:1), demûṯ, taḇnîṯ (Ezk. 8:3; 10:8), ḥāšaḇ, ṣîr (Ps. 49:14
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Form. The word ‘form’, taken literally, is synonymous with ‘shape’, but it is used by philosophers in a wider sense. For *Plato a form (εἶδος or ἰδέα) was an eternal transcendent prototype which acted as a pattern for each sort of earthly reality. *Aristotle held that forms existed only within things
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Form, Likeness
FORM, LIKENESS. Terms used in several ways in the Bible.1. An “appearance, shape, likeness” (Heb. tmûnâ). Jehovah, upon the sedition of Aaron and Miriam, made this distinction between a prophet, as usually known, and Moses: “If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FORM<form> ([יָצַר‎, yatsar], [תֹּאַר‎, to’ar]; [μορφή, morphe]):1. To form is “to fashion,” “create,” “produce.” In the Old Testament it is for the most part the translation of yatsar, “to form,” “to fashion” (Gen 2:7, etc., “Yahweh God formed man of the dust of the ground,” etc.); also
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Form. The verbal root of the Hebrew word thus rendered means “to mark out,” “to delineate,” and so represents the “form” of a thing as its well-defined outline or shape. In this sense the word is used in 1 Sam. 28:14; Isa. 52:14; Ezek. 10:8; Dan. 3:19, and in other passages. In the New Testament the
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
form. A set way of procedure (thus formal and formality). A form of worship is a traditional pattern of worship. Though form may become restrictive, it also provides for what is essential, style providing freedom of expression and creativity within form. Even for those traditions that enjoy a certain
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LIKENESS Quality or state of being like; resemblance. Old Testament passages center around two truths: (1) that God is wholly other and cannot be properly compared to any likeness (Isa. 40:18) and (2) that humanity is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26). The first truth forms the basis
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
FormGreek expression: morphēPronunciation: mohr FAYStrong’s Number: 3444Key VersesMark 16:12; Philippians 2:6–7The Greek word morphē is found only three times in the New Testament, but each time it is extremely significant because it is used to describe Christ’s “form of existence.” According
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
FORM, fôrm (יָצַר‎, yāçar, תֹּאַר‎, tō’ar; μορφή, morphḗ):(1) To form is “to fashion,” “create,” “produce.” In the OT it is for the most part the tr of yāçar, “to form,” “to fashion” (Gen 2:7, etc, “Jeh God formed man of the dust of the ground,” etc); also of ḥūl and ḥīl, “to be twisted,” “turned
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