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Greeting
God Speed • Godspeed • Greet • Salutation • Salutations • Salute
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Greet; Greeting
Greet; Greeting [Heb. šāʾal lešālôm] (1 S. 10:4; 17:22; 25:5; 2 S. 8:10; 1 Ch. 18:10); AV also SALUTE, “enquire of his welfare” (1 Ch. 18:10); [bāraḵ] (2 K. 10:15); AV SALUTE; [Aram šelām] (Ezr. 4:17); AV “Peace”; [Gk. aspázomai] (Mk. 9:15; Lk. 1:40; Acts 18:22; 21:7, 19; etc.); AV also
God Speed
God Speed Occurs only in 2 Jn. 10f, AV, as the translation of Gk. chaírein, the infinitive of chaírō, and is rendered in the RSV “greet, greeting,” in the NEB “give a greeting.” It means “rejoice, be of good cheer, be it well with you”; chaíre, chaírete, chaírein were common forms of greeting
Salute; Salutation
Salute; Salutation [Heb. bāraḵ—‘bless’] (1 S. 13:10; 25:14; 2 K. 4:29); NEB GREET; “ask … politely for a present”; [ʾāmar—‘say’] (1 S. 25:6); AV, NEB, SAY; [šāʾal lešālôm] (1 S. 30:21); NEB GREET; [Gk. aspázomai] (Mt. 5:47; 10:12; Mk. 15:18; Lk. 10:4); NEB also GREET, “wish (the house) peace,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Salutation
SALUTATION. The elaborate and courteous oral greeting on meeting or parting is recorded in ancient cultures of Bible times. Rebekah was blessed as she left home (Gen 24:60). Laban complained that Jacob had not allowed him to kiss his sons and daughters in farewell (Gen 31:28, 55).Greetings in epistolary
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Greeting
GREETING. Following modern idiom, rsv changes av ‘salutation’ invariably to ‘greeting’, the verb ‘salute’ to ‘greet’ or some equivalent. The social courtesies intended have six main biblical forms:1. An epistolary message of greeting, involving no personal encounter. Paul occasionally uses the noun
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Greeting
Greeting. *A salutation. In words and gestures, the greetings of the Bible are often more expansive than those of Western culture and can include the obligation of hospitality (Gen. 18:2ff.). Greetings are set aside only in matters of urgency (cf. 2 Kgs. 4:29).A greeting extends a wish for the happiness
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Salutation
Salutation. Salutations may be classed under the two heads of conversational and epistolary. The salutation at meeting consisted in early times of various expressions of blessing, such as “God be gracious unto thee,” Gen. 43:29; “The Lord be with you”; “The Lord bless thee.” Ruth 2:4. Hence the term
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Salutation
SALUTATION (Heb. bārak, in some forms “to bless”; shālôm, “well, happy,” to be “friendly”; Gk. aspasmos, a “greeting”). The friendly greeting that in ancient as in modern times took place when meeting or parting. Salutations may be classed under two heads:
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Salutation
Salutation“Eastern modes of salutation are not unfrequently so prolonged as to become wearisome and a positive waste of time. The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your house, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Salutations
Salutationssalutations, oral expressions of good wishes. Salutations have long been important in the Near East. Social status determined the form of the greeting: subjects prostrated themselves before their oriental kings and invoked eternal life for them (cf. Neh. 2:3; Dan. 2:4); clients or inferiors
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Greeting
GREETING — a Salutation on meeting a person (Matt. 26:49; hail, KJV) or an opening address in a letter or message (Acts 15:23).
Salutation
SALUTATION — an expression of greeting or the word or phrase of greeting with which a letter begins.In the Old Testament, people often were greeted with the phrase, “God be gracious to you” (Gen. 43:29) or some similar expression (Ps. 129:8). Another typical Hebrew greeting was the word “Peace.” In
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GREETING
GREETING<gret’-ing> ([שָׁאַל‎, sha’-al]; [χαίρω, chairo], [ἀσπασμός, aspasmos], [ἀσπάζομαι, aspazomai]):1. Sha’-al means “to ask,” “to inquire of anyone respecting welfare,” hence, “to greet.” In the Old Testament the word “greet” occurs only once in the King James Version or the Revised
GODSPEED
GODSPEED<god’-sped> ([χαίρω, chairo]): “Godspeed” occurs only in 2 Jn 1:10, 11 the King James Version as the translation of chairein, the infin. of chairo, and is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) “greeting.” It means “rejoice,” “be of good cheer,” “be it well with
SALUTATION
SALUTATION<sal-u-ta’-shun> ([ἀσπασμός, aspasmos]): A greeting which might be given in person, orally (Luke 1:29, 41, 44), or in writing, usually at the close of a letter (1 Cor 16:21; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; compare use of [χαίρειν, chairein], “greeting,” “joy” in
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Salutation
Sal-u-taʹtion. Salutations may be classed under the two heads of conversational and epistolary. The salutation at meeting consisted in early times of various expressions of blessing, such as “God be gracious unto thee” (Gen. 43:29), “Blessed be thou of the Lord” (Ruth 3:10; 1 Sam. 15:13), “The Lord be
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
God’s Greeting
God’s greeting. The welcoming of the worshipers, spoken by the *minister. For example: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:2, EBCP; cf. 2 Cor 13:13; Eph 1:2; Jn 20:21).
Salutation
salutation. The *minister’s greeting in which the minister says (e.g.) “The Lord be with you,” and the people respond, “And also with you” (cf. 2 Tim 4:22). The *collect often immediately follows.
Key passages
Lk 1:44

For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!

Lk 11:43

Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the best seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces!

Ro 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

1 Co 16:19–21

The churches of the province of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you in the Lord many times, together with the church in their house. All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The greeting is by my hand—Paul’s.

2 Co 13:12–13

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

1 Th 5:26

Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.