Healing and Health
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HEALTH<helth> ([שָׁלֹם‎, shalom], [יְשׁוּעָה‎, yeshùah], [רִפְאוּת‎, riph’uth]; [אֲרוּכָה‎, ’arukhah]; [σωτηρία, soteria], [ὑγιαίνω, hugiaino]): Shalom is part of the formal salutation still common in Palestine. In this sense it is used in Gen 43:28; 2 Sam 20:9; the stem word means “peace,” and
Compton’s Encyclopedia
healthWhen the World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations to further international cooperation for improved health conditions, its constitution defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the
health education
health education and physical education (Physical Education and Health Education)An individual’s physical and mental well-being is the concern of two similar areas of education: health education and physical education. Both deal with habits of exercise, sleep, rest, and recreation. Since physical well-being
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Health. Your health. The story is that Vortigern was invited to dine at the house of Hengist, when Rowe′na, the host’s daughter, brought a cup of wine which she presented to their royal guest, saying, “Was hæ′l, hlaford cyning” (Your health, lord king). (See Wassail.)William of Malmesbury says the custom
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HEALTH Condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; used especially for physical health. Neither Hebrew nor Greek has a direct equivalent for our concept of health. Since a variety of terms is employed, English translations vary considerably in their use of the term “health.” The KJV has the most
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Healing and Health
healing and health. In the Scriptures healing is the restoration to a state of health by physical means or by miracle; the methods are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I. Healing by physical means II. Healing by miracle III. Health in pagan nations surrounding the IsraelitesA. Superstitions regarding
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
HEALTH, helth (שָׁלֹם‎, shālōm, יְשׁוּעָה‎, yeshū‛āh, רִפְאוּת‎, riph’ūth, אֲרוּכָה‎, ’ǎrūkhāh; σωτηρία, sōtēría, ὑγιαίνω, hugiaínō): Shālōm is part of the formal salutation still common in Pal. In this sense it is used in Gen 43:28; 2 S 20:9; the stem word means “peace,” and is used in many varieties
Key passages
Is 38:21

And Isaiah said, “Let them take a lump of figs, and let them rub it on the boil so that he may recover.”

Je 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no healer there? Why, then, has the healing of the daughter of my people not been restored?

3 Jn 2

Dear friend, I pray you may prosper concerning everything and be healthy, just as your soul prospers.

See also
Topics & Themes