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Godhead
Divine, Divinity
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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Godhead
GODHEAD. The word “godhead,” compounded of “god” and “hood,” later changed to “head,” means that which is qualitatively of the nature of Deity. It refers not to any one person in the Trinity but rather the whole. The Shorter Catechism uses the term as it asks. “How many persons are there in the Godhead?”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Godhead
GODHEAD. As used in theology the term means: (1) The divine notice; deity; (2) the supreme Being, especially as comprehending all His attributes; (3) divinity; a heathen god or goddess. The scriptural term Godhead (KJV) is rendered “divine nature” or “deity” in NASB and NIV. “For since the creation of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Godhead
Godhead(Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9), the essential being or the nature of God.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Godhead
GODHEAD — an old English term that is a synonym for God, with an emphasis on that which makes the triune God essentially one (Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9). The apostle Paul used the term to show the contrast between God’s sinless nature and the corrupt character of human beings and their tendencies toward idolatry.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GODHEAD
GODHEAD<god’-hed>: The word “Godhead” is a simple doublet of the less frequently occurring “Godhood.” Both forms stand side by side in the Ancren Riwle (about 1225 AD), and both have survived until today, though not in equally common use. They are representatives of a large class of abstract substantives,
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Distinctions in the Godhead
Distinctions in the GodheadThe properties which are exclusively predicable of each person in the Trinity.* Begetting is the distinctive property of the Father; eternal generation* is the distinctive property of the Son; spiration* is the distinctive property of the Spirit. These indicate that in the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Godhead
GODHEAD Word used with reference to God when one speaks of God’s divine nature or essence or of the three persons of the Trinity. See Trinity.
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Divine, Divinity
Divine, divinityGreek expression: theiosPronunciation: THAY awssStrong’s Numbers: 2304, 2305Key VersesActs 17:29; Romans 1:20; 2 Peter 1:3–5The word God (theos) saturates the writings of the New Testament. Two other related words connote the nature of God—what we call in English “divine” or “divinity.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Godhead
Godhead. A synonym of godhood or divinity, this English term is used to designate the state, dignity, condition, or quality of a deity, and in Christian theology, of the self-revealed God. The term occurs as early as A.D. 1225, sometimes bearing the more explicit sense of the one divine essence in distinction
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Godhead
GODHEAD, godʹhed: The word “Godhead” is a simple doublet of the less frequently occurring “Godhood.” Both forms stand side by side in the Ancren Riwle (about 1225 AD), and both have survived until today, though not in equally common use. They are representatives of a large class of abstract substs.,
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