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Glory
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Glory
Glory (כָּבוֹד‎, kavod, יְקָר‎, yeqar, δόξα, doxa). A key theological term in the Bible that features in God’s work of judgment, salvation, and blessing.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Glory
Glory [Heb. ʾaddereṯ (Zec. 11:3); tip̱ʾārâ (Isa. 4:2; 28:5; Est. 1:4; Ps. 96:6; Zec. 12:7; etc.); eḇî—‘glory,’ ‘beauty’ (2 S. 1:19; Isa. 13:19; 24:16; Ezk. 20:6; etc.) kāḇôḏ, from kāḇēḏ—‘to be heavy,’ hence ‘wealth, honor, dignity, power,’ etc.; Aram yeqār (Dnl. 7:14); yeqārāʾ
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Glory
GLORY The singular splendor of God and the consequences for humanity.The Glory of God The glory of God can be described in two senses: (1) as a general category or attribute, and (2) as a specific category referring to particular historical manifestations of his presence.As an Attribute God’s glory
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Glory
glory, a human or divine atttribute indicating significance, importance, or presence. The most important Hebrew word for “glory,” kabod, means “weight” or “importance.” Thus, to have glory is to be weighty or important to oneself or others. In this sense, glory may be applied to humans, showing their
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Glory
GLORY. A major biblical concept, in the word “glory” is the translation in KJV of a variety of Heb. and Gr. words, the most common being kābôd in the OT and doxa in the NT. Developing from the Heb. concept of “weight, heaviness, worthiness,” the term “glory” in a doctrinal sense is used of God in (Ps
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Glory
GloryThat aspect of a person or God worthy of praise, honor, or respect; often associated with brightness or splendor in theophanies. Used of people or creation, glory is that characteristic which people typically honor: wisdom (Prov. 25:2), might (2 Kgs. 14:10), wealth (Esth. 1:4; Matt. 6:29 par.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Glory
Glory. That aspect in a person or God worthy of praise, honor, or respect; often associated with brightness or splendor in theophanies.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Glory
GLORY כבודδόξαI. Kabôd occurs 200 times in MT, but doxa 453 times in the LXX (since it is also used as a translation of more than 20 other Hebrew terms) and 166 times in the NT. The standard translation, ‘glory’, is inadequate, for it does not convey the specific connotations of these words. The
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Glory
GloryThe Gospels’ use of “glory” (Gk doxa, doxazein) presupposes the specialized theological background of the OT. Few concepts in antiquity were more important than honor, distinction, esteem and glory. The classical word doxa originally meant “opinion” (derived from dokeō), or a well-informed
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Glory
Glory, glorificationThe terminology of glory provides a window on virtually the whole of Paul’s theology (the noun doxa occurs seventy-six times, the verb doxazō, twelve times, predominantly in Romans and the Corinthian letters). Nowhere in the NT are its OT roots more apparent than in Paul’s usage.
Key passages
Ex 24:15–18

And Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. And the glory of Yahweh settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days, and he called to Moses on the seventh day from the midst of the cloud. And the appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like a consuming …

Ps 24:7–8

Lift up your heads, O gates, and rise up, O ancient doorways, that the king of glory may enter. Who is the king of glory? Yahweh, strong and mighty; Yahweh, mighty in war!

Ro 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Col 3:4

When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

Re 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon, that they shine on it, for the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

See also
Ge 16:1–16; Ex 3:1–22; Ex 13:17–15:21; Ex 16:1–36; Ex 19:1–25; Ex 24:9–18; Ex 29:38–46; Ex 33:12–23; Ex 34:29–35; Ex 40:34–38; Le 9:1–10:7; Le 16:1–34; Nu 9:15–23; Nu 10:11–36; Nu 12:1–16; Nu 14:1–25; Nu 16:1–19; Nu 16:41–50; Nu 20:1–13; Dt 4:1–14; Dt 5:1–33; Dt 28:58–68; Dt 31:14–29; Dt 33:1–29; Jdg 13:1–25; 1 Sa 4:19–22; 1 Sa 6:1–19; 1 Sa 15:10–35; 2 Sa 22:1–25; 1 Ki 8:1–13; 1 Ki 19:11–18; 1 Ch 16:7–36; 1 Ch 29:10–20; 2 Ch 5:2–6:2; 2 Ch 7:1–11; Ne 9:1–21; Job 13:1–19; Job 22:1–30; Job 35:1–16; Job 36:24–37:24; Job 40:6–24; Ps 3:1–8; Ps 8:1–9; Ps 9:1–20; Ps 18:1–24; Ps 19:1–14; Ps 22:1–31; Ps 24:1–10; Ps 26:1–12; Ps 29:1–11; Ps 45:1–17; Ps 46:1–11; Ps 48:1–14; Ps 50:1–23; Ps 57:1–11; Ps 63:1–11; Ps 68:1–35; Ps 71:1–24; Ps 72:1–20; Ps 76:1–12; Ps 78:1–31; Ps 79:1–13; Ps 86:1–17; Ps 93:1–5; Ps 96:1–97:12; Ps 102:1–28; Ps 104:1–35; Ps 106:1–23; Ps 108:1–13; Ps 111:1–10; Ps 113:1–9; Ps 115:1–18; Ps 138:1–8; Ps 145:1–21; Ps 148:1–14; Pr 16:31; Pr 20:29; Pr 25:1–7; Is 2:5–22; Is 4:2–6; Is 6:1–13; Is 12:1–6; Is 24:1–26:19; Is 28:1–15; Is 30:27–33; Is 33:1–24; Is 35:1–10; Is 40:1–31; Is 42:1–13; Is 43:1–21; Is 44:21–23; Is 46:1–13; Is 48:1–11; Is 49:1–13; Is 52:1–12; Is 57:14–58:14; Is 59:16–62:12; Is 63:7–64:12; Is 66:14–24; Je 13:1–11; Je 13:15–27; Je 17:1–13; Je 33:1–18; Eze 1:1–3:27; Eze 8:1–10:22; Eze 11:14–25; Eze 28:20–24; Eze 39:11–16; Eze 39:21–29; Eze 43:1–12; Eze 44:4–9; Da 7:9–14; Hab 2:5–3:16; Hag 2:1–9; Zec 2:1–13; Zec 9:11–17; Mt 9:1–8; Mt 15:29–31; Mt 16:27–17:13; Mt 21:1–11; Mt 24:27–31; Mt 25:31–46; Mt 26:57–68; Mk 2:1–12; Mk 8:34–9:13; Mk 13:24–27; Lk 1:39–56; Lk 2:8–20; Lk 5:16–26; Lk 7:11–16; Lk 9:23–36; Lk 9:43–45; Lk 13:10–17; Lk 18:35–43; Lk 19:28–44; Lk 21:25–28; Lk 24:13–32; Jn 1:14–18; Jn 2:11–12; Jn 5:39–47; Jn 7:14–24; Jn 8:48–59; Jn 11:1–16; Jn 11:38–44; Jn 12:12–43; Jn 13:31–35; Jn 14:8–21; Jn 15:1–11; Jn 15:26–16:15; Jn 17:1–26; Jn 21:15–23; Ac 7:1–8; Ac 7:54–60; Ac 9:1–9; Ac 11:1–18; Ac 12:20–24; Ac 13:42–52; Ac 21:15–25; Ac 21:37–22:21; Ac 26:12–18; Ro 1:18–32; Ro 3:1–8; Ro 3:21–26; Ro 4:13–5:5; Ro 8:12–30; Ro 9:1–5; Ro 9:14–29; Ro 11:11–36; Ro 15:1–13; Ro 16:25–27; 1 Co 2:6–16; 1 Co 6:12–20; 1 Co 10:23–11:16; 1 Co 15:35–49; 2 Co 1:15–2:2; 2 Co 3:7–4:18; 2 Co 8:16–24; 2 Co 9:6–15; Ga 1:1–5; Ga 1:18–24; Eph 1:15–23; Eph 3:8–21; Php 1:3–11; Php 1:19–26; Php 2:5–11; Php 3:1–11; Php 3:17–4:1; Php 4:10–20; Col 1:24–29; Col 3:1–11; 1 Th 2:1–12; 2 Th 1:3–12; 2 Th 2:13–17; 1 Ti 1:3–17; 1 Ti 3:14–16; 1 Ti 6:11–16; 2 Ti 2:1–13; 2 Ti 4:17–18; Tt 2:11–15; Heb 1:1–4; Heb 2:5–3:6; Heb 8:1–6; Heb 9:1–5; Heb 12:18–24; Heb 13:20–25; Jas 2:1–13; 1 Pe 1:3–21; 1 Pe 2:11–12; 1 Pe 4:7–5:11; 2 Pe 1:16–21; 2 Pe 3:14–18; 1 Jn 2:28–3:3; Jud 24–25; Re 1:4–20; Re 4:1–11; Re 5:8–14; Re 7:9–17; Re 11:11–19; Re 14:6–13; Re 15:1–16:1; Re 16:8–9; Re 18:1–8; Re 19:1–10; Re 21:9–27;