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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gracious
Gracious [Heb. ḥānan, ḥannûn, ḥēn (Ruth 2:13; Prov. 11:16; 22:11), ṭôḇ (Zec. 1:13), nāʿîm (Ps. 135:3; 147:1); Gk. eudokía (Mt. 11:26; Lk. 10:21), eúphēmos (Phil. 4:8), cháris (Lk. 4:22; 2 Cor. 8:6f, 19; Col. 4:6)]; AV also SHOW, HAVE MERCY, MERCIFUL, FIND FAVOUR (Ruth 2:13), GOOD (Zec.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gracious
gracious, the quality of showing favor and mercy. The term is usually applied to a person of superior position and power who is kindly disposed toward a person of inferior position and power. Thus, Potiphar dealt graciously with Joseph (Gen. 39:4), Ruth found favor in the eyes of Boaz (Ruth 2:10), and
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gracious
Graciousgracious, to be kindly disposed or to show favor and mercy to someone, usually by a person of superior position and power to a person of inferior position and power. Thus, Potiphar dealt graciously with Joseph (Gen. 39:4), Ruth found favor in the eyes of Boaz (Ruth 2:10), and Esther was treated
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GRACIOUS
GRACIOUS<gra’-shus> ([חָנַן‎, chanan]; [χάρις, charis]): In general, the word means “to favor,” “to show kindness” to an inferior and “to be compassionate.” All Old Testament passages are derived from the same root, and yet there are two evident shades of meaning derived from it.1. As above,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Graciousness
GRACIOUSNESS.—The word ‘graciousness’ does not occur in the EV of the Gospels. The adjective ‘gracious’ occurs only once (Lk 4:22) in the AV and not at all in the RV. The idea, however, covered by the noun is of very frequent occurrence, and may truly be said to be one of the leading characteristics
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Gratuitous
GratuitousFree, gracious. An adjective often used to describe the sovereign election* by God of His people. It is not to be understood loosely in the sense of motiveless. Rather it is to be understood as springing from the free grace of God, and not dependent upon any meritorious thing seen or foreseen
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gracious
GRACIOUS, grāʹshus (חָנַן‎, ḥānan; χάρις, cháris): In general, the word means “to favor,” “to show kindness” to an inferior and “to be compassionate.” All OT passages are derived from the same root, and yet there are two evident shades of meaning derived from it. (1) As above, “favorable” or, causative,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GRACIOUS
GRACIOUS [חַנּוּןkhannun; χάρις charis]. A merciful, forgiving, or caring manner. In the OT graciousness is most often an attribute of God, and is consistently used in conjunction with “mercy” and “LOVING-KINDNESS” (Exod 34:6; Pss 86:15; 103:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). God’s graciousness is sometimes
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