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Healing
Antidote • Convalescence • Cure • Cures • Disease and Healing • Heal • Healing and Health • Health • Remedy
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Medicine and Healing
MEDICINE AND HEALING. Throughout the biblical tradition, healing is perceived as the work of Yahweh and his divinely empowered agents. In the Hellenistic period, these agents include physicians, although for the most part the biblical writers are hostile toward medicine, or they simply ignore it as having
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heal, Healing
Heal, Healing. To make sound or whole. The OT provides the proper background for a Christian understanding of the concept of healing. In the OT the basic point is made that God is the healer of his people. In Exodus 15:22–26, after God has delivered his people from Egypt, led them through the sea, and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heal
Heal[Heb rāp̱āʾ almost exclusively] (Nu. 12:13); AV MAKE WHOLE (Job 5:18), CURE (Jer 33:6); NEB CURE (2 K. 20:8), RECOVER (2 K. 8:29), DRESS (A WOUND, Jer. 6:14), TEND (THE SICK, Ezk. 34:4), etc.; also [gāhâ—‘remove’] (Hos. 5:13), AV, NEB, CURE; [ḥāyâ] (Josh. 5:8); AV BE WHOLE; NEB RECOVER; [Gk.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heal, Healing
HEAL, HEALING To make well. The OT provides the proper background for a Christian understanding of the concept of healing. In the OT the basic point is made that God is the healer of his people. In Exodus 15:22–26, after God has delivered his people from Egypt, led them through the sea, and sweetened
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Healing
healing. In the biblical writings, as well as in ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman sources generally, diseased persons are seen as having recourse to several means of treatment. One is folk medicine (balm, Jer. 8:22; 46:11; 51:8; wine, 1 Tim. 5:23; oil and wine, Luke 10:34; music, 2 Sam. 16:23). The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Healing, Health
HEALING, HEALTHPrinciples of HealthThe Bible has much to say about healing and health. Throughout its pages may be found many sound principles for healthful living, both from the medical and the psychological stand points. The physical strength and well-being of the body is never despised or dismissed,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Healing
Healing (Heb. marpē, from rāp̱ā˒ “heal”; Gk. therapeía).* The restoration to a sound physical or psychological state or to the greatest degree of health (Heb. šālōm “completeness, welfare”) possible given such limits as age and dismemberment. The process might involve regeneration as well
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Healing
HealingAccording to all four canonical Gospels, Jesus devoted a substantial portion of his ministry to performing miracles* of healing for a wide variety of people. These miracles sometimes occurred in response to faith* and sometimes to instill faith. They demonstrated Jesus’ compassion and his concern
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Healing
Healing, illnessThe apostle Paul considers weakness, sickness and other afflictions as part of the fallen natural order (2 Cor 4:17), as part of his suffering as a servant of Christ (2 Cor 11:23–12:10), as a motivator in preaching the gospel (Gal 4:13–14) as well as a messenger from Satan (2 Cor 12:7).
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Healing, Illness
Healing, IllnessVarious forms of healing practices were widely used in the ancient Mediterranean world. The distinctive item in our literature is that healing is principally through the name of or faith in Jesus. The references are concentrated in Acts but also occur in James, 1 John and Revelation
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Healing Ministry
Healing MinistryHealing was a prominent part of Jesus’ ministry. He cured the sick in mind and body through a combination of divine power and natural means. The early church continued to heal in the name and power of Christ, through charisms of healing (1 Cor. 12) and/or sacramental ministry (James
Key passages
Ps 103:3

who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

Is 53:4–5

However, he was the one who lifted up our sicknesses, and he carried our pain, yet we ourselves assumed him stricken, struck down by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon him, and …

Mt 4:23–24

And he went around through all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. And a report about him went out throughout Syria, and they brought …

1 Co 12:8–9

For to one is given a word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another a word of knowledge by the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

Jas 5:14–15

Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the elders of the church and they should pray over him, anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins he will be forgiven.

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