Forsake, ForsakenImages of forsaken people, especially women, appear throughout the Bible. While God has always been a God of mercy who never forsakes those in need, abandoned people nevertheless existed and were abused in biblical times.In the Bible the word forsake and its synonym abandon were used
resignation. The resignation or renunciation of a benefice is, “the spontaneous relinquishment of an ecclesiastical benefice, made before the lawful superior, and accepted by him.”4 It is either tacit or express. A resignation is tacitly or ipso facto made of any church preferment held by the resigner
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Resignation.—By resignation is meant the act by which an ecclesiastic, of his own free will, gives up his office or benefice into the hands of the bishop or superior, with the consent of the proper ecclesiastical superior. We say the resignation must be voluntary; that is, not extorted by fear, violence,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DERELICTION.—Mt 27:46 = Mk 15:34. About three o’clock in the afternoon, when Jesus had hung for six hours on the cross, the bystanders were startled by a loud cry from the meek Sufferer: Eli, Eli, lama ‘ăzabhtāni,* ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ It was a sentence from that psalm which,
RENUNCIATION.—Ideas of renunciation in the teaching of Jesus may be classed under three heads: (1) renunciation of what is sinful, (2) surrender of worldly possessions, (3) special self-abnegation. It may not be possible to draw clear lines of demarcation, but these divisions are nevertheless distinct.
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
ABANDONED and EXPOSED CHILDREN. The term alumnus (alumna), among its other meanings, indicates an abandoned or exposed child that has been taken in and raised (foundling). Together with *abortion, abandonment and exposure were common more or less everywhere in antiquity—except in the Jewish world—esp.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ABANDON [נָטַשׁ natash, עָזַב ʿazav; ἀφίημιaphiēmi, ἐγκαταλείπωenkataleipō]. The translations of several verbs in Hebrew (natash, ʿazav) and Greek (aphiēmi, enkataleipō) mean to “leave behind” or “forsake.” Such verbs sometimes appear together in parallelism in the same verse, showing their equivalence