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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fulfil
Fulfil [Heb mālēʾ, kālâ, qûm; Aram *melāʾ, kelal, qûm; Gk. plēróō, anaplēróō, ekplēróō, plé̄rōma, plērophoréō, teléō, teleióō, synteléō, pímplēmi]. I. Terminology II. Fulfillment of ProphecyA. Basic ConceptsB. Time of Fulfillment1. In the OT2. In the NT3. In the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Prophecy, Fulfillment of
PROPHECY, FULFILLMENT OF. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the strongest evidences available for the divine origin of Christianity and the Bible. The precise fulfillment of various prophecies of both the OT and NT, in some cases uttered many centuries before they come to pass, proves beyond reasonable doubt
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fulfill
Fulfill (Heb. mālē˒; Gk. plēróō). Temporally and spatially, the coming-to-pass of the days of one’s life or of prophecies, promises, and intentions. Nearly all biblical references to fulfillment, both in the Old and New Testament, can be understood on this basis.Love for God and others ultimately
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMPLETE
COMPLETE<kom-plet’>: In the King James Version for [πληρόω, pleroo], the verb ordinarily used for the coming to pass of what had been predicted. the King James Version translates this “complete” in Colossians 2:10; 4:12 to express the final and entire attainment of what is treated, leaving nothing
FULFIL
FULFIL<fool-fil’> ([מָלֵא‎, male]; [πληρόω, pleroo], [τελέω, teleo], with other words): “Fulfill” is used1. in a sense more or less obsolete, “to fill up,” complete (Gen 29:21, 28; Ex 23:26; Job 36:17, the Revised Version (British and American) “full,” margin “filled up”; Mt 3:15,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Fulfilment
FULFILMENT.—The primary meaning of the English word ‘fulfil’ is simply to fill—by a pleonasm, to fill (until) full. We find this use in literature—‘Is not thy brain’s rich hiveFulfilled with honey?’ (Donne).Sometimes it is imitated even in modern English, though only by a deliberate archaism. For
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fulfill
FULFILL Verb used in three senses that merit special attention: an ethical sense of observing or meeting requirements; a prophetic sense of corresponding to what was promised, predicted, or foreshadowed; and a temporal sense related to the arrival of times ordained by God. The ethical sense of “fulfill”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Fulfillment
fulfillment. To deal fully with all that is involved in the idea of fulfillment would require a study of several broad theological themes, because it is a key concept of Christian thought. It will be possible here only (1) to indicate the various Hebrew and Greek words that represent the idea and to
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Fulfillment of Prophecy
Fulfillment of ProphecyOne of the critical and foundational issues regarding biblical prophecy is the issue of interpretive method. How should Christians today interpret the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments? In particular, what types of fulfillment should Christians expect to see? At the risk
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Complete
COMPLETE, kom-plētʹ: In AV for πληρόω, plēróō, the vb. ordinarily used for the coming to pass of what had been predicted. AV translates this “complete” in Col 2:10; 4:12 to express the final and entire attainment of what is treated, leaving nothing beyond to be desired or hoped for; otherwise rendered
Fulfil
FULFIL, fŏŏl-filʹ (מָלֵא‎, mālē’; πληρόω, plēróō, τελέω, teléō, with other words): “Fulfil” is used (1) in a sense more or less obsolete, “to fill up,” complete (Gen 29:21, 28; Ex 23:26; Job 36:17, RV “full,” m “filled up”; Mt 3:15, “to fulfil all righteousness”; Phil 2:2, “Fulfil ye my joy,”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FULFILL
FULFILL, FULFILLMENT [כָּלָהkalah, מָלֵאmaleʾ, עָשָׂהʿasah; πίμπλημι pimplēmi, πληρόω plēroō, τελέω teleō]. Christians have often associated the notion of fulfillment with the accomplishment or completing of God’s purposes in Jesus. Yet the concept of fulfilling or enacting God’s promises and appointed
FULL, TO BE OR TO FILL
FULL, TO BE OR TO FILL [מָלֵאmaleʾ, שָׂבַעsavaʿ; μεστός mestos, πίμπλημι pimplēmi, πλήρης plērēs, πληρόω plēroō]. To be occupied or to occupy plentifully. At God’s command animals plentifully occupied the waters and the skies; and humans, the earth (Gen 1:22–28). To be full or to fill refers to
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