Buildings and structures
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
foundations, a base for construction of any superstructure. Translating a variety of biblical terms, the word is used both literally and figuratively. It refers to both natural formations (Deut. 32:32) and humanly prepared anchorages for different kinds of structures (Solomon’s temple, 1 Kings 5:17;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FOUNDATION. Literally, the base or structure upon which a building or some object rests, as the foundation of the temple (2 Chr 8:16), the base of the altar (Ex 29:12), the substratum of a mountain (Deut 32:22), a city (1 Kgs 16:34) or its walls (Ezr 4:12). The Heb. yāsad, with its derivatives, and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Foundation (Heb. yesôḏ, mûsāḏ; Aram. ˒uššayyā˒; Gk. themélios, katabolḗ).† The base or substructure of a building (1 Kgs. 7:9–10; 2 Chr. 8:16; Ezra 5:16), wall (4:12), or even an entire city (Ps. 137:7; Mic. 1:6). The foundation was accorded definite religious significance in the ancient
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Foundations. A theological symposium, published in 1912. It professed to be a ‘statement of Christian belief in terms of modern thought’, and consisted of nine essays, with an introduction by B. H. *Streeter. The contributors, who were all Oxford men, were, in addition to Streeter, N. S. Talbot, R. Brook,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Foundationsfoundations, constructions providing a stable base for any superstructure. Translating a variety of biblical terms, the word is used both literally and figuratively. Thus it occurs referring to natural formations (Deut. 32:32) or humanly prepared anchorages for buildings (Solomon’s Temple,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FOUNDATION - the strong, stable base on which a building is constructed. When moral foundations are destroyed, a society is in danger of collapse (Ps. 11:3). Jesus taught that believers should build their faith on the strong foundation of practicing His teachings (Matt. 7:24-27). The apostle Paul also
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
FoundationThe Hebrew verb yāsad (“establish,” “found,” “fix”), with its various derivatives and NT equivalents, refers to the founding or establishing of cities and buildings, especially temples, according to prescribed plans. The plans, known by revelation and tradition, included consequences that
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FOUNDATION<foun-da’-shun>: In Hebrew the words for “foundation” are mostly derivatives from [יָסַד‎, yacadh], “to found,” and in Greek two words are used: one, [καταβολή, katabole], of “foundation of the world” (Mt 13:35; 25:34; Lk 11:50; Jn 17:24, etc.); the other, [θεμέλιος, themelios],
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Foundation Of The World
FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.—The phrase καταβολὴ κόσμου occurs in Mt 25:34, Lk 11:50, Jn 17:24 (κόσμου is doubtful in Mt 13:35, see RVm). It is a common expression in the NT, e.g. Eph 1:4, He 4:3, 9:26, 1 P 1:20, Rev 13:8, 17:8. In general it denotes a time sense, implying a strong declaration of priority.