God (Deity)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
God The supreme being and Creator of the universe. Known by the personal name Yahweh. The New Testament sees God as Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GOD. This entry consists of two articles, one covering God in the OT, and the other covering God in the NT. See related entries: DRAGON AND SEA, GOD’S CONFLICT WITH; IMAGE OF GOD (OT); KINGDOM OF GOD/HEAVEN; NAMES OF GOD IN THE OT; SON OF GOD; WILL OF GOD IN THE OT; WORD OF GOD; WORKS OF GOD; WRATH OF
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
God, God
God, god. In English Bibles, the word “God” (capitalized) is used to refer to the deity worshiped by Jews and Christians, and the word “god” (lowercase), to any deity worshiped by other peoples. In the Hebrew Bible, the word “God” usually translates the Hebrew word el or its plural form, ’elohim. The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GOD. The Bible stresses that man as a creature was especially made for knowledge of his Creator, who reveals Himself to man in nature, in conscience, and, moreover, in particular historical events. This divine disclosure, climaxed in Jesus Christ as God’s self-revelation in flesh, is authoritatively
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GOD is and he may be known. These two affirmations form the foundation and inspiration of all true religion. The first is an affirmation of faith, the second of experience. Since the existence of God is not subject to scientific proof, it must be a postulate of faith; and since God transcends all his
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GodA generic word for the deity, used to refer to the God of Israel (Heb. ēl/ʾĕlōhɩ̂m) and the Christian community (Gk. theós) as well as the gods of other peoples. The word also becomes a name for the deity of the believing community and is used in direct address (e.g., Ps. 22:1 [MT 2]; Mark 15:34).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
God. That gracious Person revealed in and through the Bible as the Sovereign Creator of the universe, and the merciful redeemer and faithful preserver of mankind.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
God (I)
GOD (I) אלהיםI. The usual word for ‘god’ in the Hebrew Bible is ʾĕlōhîm, a plural formation of ʾĕlōah, the latter being an expanded form of the Common Semitic noun ʾil (→Eloah). The term ʾĕlōhîm occurs some 2570 times in the Hebrew Bible, with a variety of meanings. In such expressions as “all
God (II)
GOD (II) ΘεόςI. The word θεός occurs 5302 times in the Greek Bible: 3984 occurrences in the LXX and 1318 in the NT. In almost all of these instances the word refers to the God of Israel, →Yahweh (and of course in the plural to pagan gods); some exceptions will be discussed below. In Greek literature
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
GodIn the canonical Gospels, “God” (theos) is the traditional deity of ancient Israel referred to in the OT; and, as everywhere in the NT, the exclusivist mono theism of ancient Jewish piety, which involves a rejection of all other deities, is the religious orientation adapted to early Christian devotion
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GOD The Creator of all things. God is perfect and all-powerful, one in being yet three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). In English, “God” is used as the proper name of the Supreme Deity while “god” is a common noun for other deities mentioned in the Bible.Christians derive their knowledge of
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
God“God” (theos) in the later NT documents continues to denote the unique deity of Israel’s Scripture and tradition. Most every use of theos (or its semantic or pronominal substitutes) consequently carried with it the explicit commitment to an exclusive brand of Jewish monotheism—i.e., that there is
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