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Holiness
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Holiness
Holiness A quality that characterizes deity and at times humans and/or objects. The precise nature of this quality is disputed.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Holiness
HOLINESS. This entry surveys the subject of “holiness” as it presented in the Hebrew Bible and in the Christian New Testament.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Holiness
Holiness. Chief attribute of God and a quality to be developed in his people. “Holiness” and the adjective “holy” occur more than 900 times in the Bible. The primary OT word for holiness means “to cut” or “to separate.” Fundamentally, holiness is a cutting off or separation from what is unclean, and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Holiness; Holy
Holiness; Holy A fundamental element in the distinctive nature of God as revealed in Scripture and a basic response to His grace on the part of the people of God as they become molded into His likeness. I. Terminology II. In the OTA. Holiness of GodB. Holiness of IsraelC. Holiness of the Cultus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Holiness
HOLINESS Chief attribute of God and a quality to be developed in his people. “Holiness” and the adjective “holy” occur more than 900 times in the Bible. The primary OT word for holiness means “to cut” or “to separate.” Fundamentally, holiness is a cutting off or separation from what is unclean and a
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Holiness
holiness, a biblical concept associated with separation from the ordinary or the profane, on the one hand, and connection with God or the divine, on the other. God is supremely or definitively holy and people, things, and actions may be considered holy through association with God. Holiness may also
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Holiness, Holy
HOLINESS, HOLY. The Heb. words qādôsh, “holy”; qōdesh, “holiness”; and the Gr. hagios and hagiōsynē mean basically separation from what is common or unclean, and consecration to God (Lev 20:24–26, RSV; Acts 6:13; 21:28). From the underlying idea of apartness or separation from the profane (Lev 10:10;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Holiness, Holy
Holiness, HolyThe root idea of holiness is that of “separation” or “withdrawal.” It is a divine quality, part of the intrinsic nature of God, but absent from a fallen world, perhaps best described as “alienness” in a religious or divine sense. The basic theological problem is that this holy God desires
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Holiness
Holiness, sanctificationOn the basis of God’s holy character and behavior, and as a consequence of the salvific work of Christ, Paul insists that believers also are to be holy or sanctified. For Paul holiness or sanctification includes soteriological status, and—more importantly—ethical and eschatological
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Holy, Holiness
Holy, Holiness“Pursue holiness,” urges the writer to the Hebrews, for without holiness “no one will see the Lord” (Heb 12:14). The word holy and its cognates permeate the NT and find prominence in the postapostolic writings. Yet these words are not always readily understood, since the fundamental idea
Key passages
Le 20:23–26

And you shall not follow the statutes of the nation that I am driving out from before you, because they did all these things, and I detested them. So I said to you, “You yourselves shall take possession of their land, and I myself shall give it to you to possess it—a land flowing with …

Is 6:3

And the one called to the other and said, “Holy, holy, holy is Yahweh of hosts! The whole earth is full of his glory.”

Jn 6:68–69

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. And we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

1 Pe 1:14–16

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former desires you used to conform to in your ignorance, but as the one who called you is holy, you yourselves be holy in all your conduct, for it is written, “You will be holy, because I am holy.”

Re 4:8

And the four living creatures, each one of them, had six wings apiece, full of eyes around and inside, and they do not have rest day and night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God All-Powerful, the one who was and the one who is and the one who is coming!”

Re 15:4

Who would never fear, Lord, and glorify your name? For only you are holy, because all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous deeds have been revealed.”

See also
Ge 1:14–2:7; Ge 17:1–27; Ex 3:1–22; Ex 13:1–2; Ex 13:11–16; Ex 19:1–20:17; Ex 28:1–4; Ex 28:31–30:10; Ex 30:17–31:18; Ex 33:12–23; Ex 35:1–3; Ex 35:10–29; Ex 39:1; Ex 39:22–40:33; Le 2:1–16; Le 5:14–6:7; Le 6:14–7:10; Le 8:1–36; Le 10:1–20; Le 11:24–47; Le 16:1–34; Le 18:1–19:8; Le 19:19–22:33; Le 23:3; Le 23:15–44; Le 25:8–17; Le 27:1–34; Nu 3:5–4:20; Nu 5:1–6:21; Nu 8:5–26; Nu 11:16–30; Nu 15:37–16:40; Nu 18:8–20; Nu 18:25–32; Nu 20:1–13; Nu 27:12–23; Nu 28:16–29:40; Dt 5:1–22; Dt 7:1–11; Dt 12:1–28; Dt 14:1–21; Dt 15:19–23; Dt 18:9–14; Dt 23:9–14; Dt 26:16–19; Dt 28:1–14; Dt 31:30–32:18; Dt 32:48–33:29; Jos 3:1–17; Jos 5:13–6:27; Jos 7:10–26; Jos 24:1–28; Jdg 13:1–25; 1 Sa 1:8–18; 1 Sa 2:1–11; 1 Sa 6:20–7:1; 1 Sa 21:1–9; 2 Sa 6:1–23; 2 Sa 23:8–39; 1 Ki 8:1–13; 1 Ki 9:1–9; 2 Ki 4:8–37; 2 Ki 19:20–34; 1 Ch 13:1–14; 1 Ch 15:1–29; 1 Ch 16:7–36; 1 Ch 23:1–32; 1 Ch 29:1–20; 2 Ch 7:1–22; 2 Ch 23:1–11; 2 Ch 26:16–23; 2 Ch 29:3–31:21; 2 Ch 35:1–19; 2 Ch 36:11–14; Ezr 6:19–22; Ezr 8:24–30; Ezr 9:1–10:17; Ne 7:46–65; Ne 8:1–12; Ne 9:1–21; Ne 10:28–11:24; Ne 13:4–31; Job 1:1–5; Job 6:1–30; Job 25:1–6; Job 34:1–20; Job 36:1–23; Ps 2:1–12; Ps 3:1–8; Ps 4:1–8; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 11:1–7; Ps 15:1–5; Ps 18:25–50; Ps 20:1–9; Ps 22:1–31; Ps 24:1–10; Ps 29:1–11; Ps 30:1–12; Ps 33:1–22; Ps 43:1–5; Ps 46:1–11; Ps 47:1–9; Ps 48:1–14; Ps 51:1–19; Ps 60:1–12; Ps 65:1–13; Ps 68:1–35; Ps 71:1–24; Ps 77:1–20; Ps 78:32–55; Ps 86:1–17; Ps 87:1–7; Ps 89:1–37; Ps 92:1–93:5; Ps 96:1–97:12; Ps 98:1–99:9; Ps 102:1–28; Ps 103:1–22; Ps 105:1–22; Ps 106:1–48; Ps 108:1–13; Ps 111:1–10; Ps 119:1–16; Ps 134:1–3; Pr 9:1–12; Pr 30:1–9; Is 1:2–20; Is 4:2–6; Is 5:8–6:13; Is 8:11–22; Is 10:5–19; Is 12:1–6; Is 17:1–14; Is 23:1–18; Is 27:2–13; Is 29:17–24; Is 30:8–17; Is 31:1–3; Is 35:1–10; Is 37:21–35; Is 40:1–41:20; Is 43:1–21; Is 45:1–13; Is 47:1–15; Is 48:12–49:13; Is 52:1–12; Is 54:1–55:13; Is 57:1–58:14; Is 60:1–18; Is 62:1–12; Is 63:15–65:25; Is 66:14–24; Je 1:4–2:13; Je 17:19–27; Je 23:9–40; Je 25:15–38; Je 31:31–40; Je 50:21–51:11; Je 51:34–58; La 4:1–22; Eze 20:1–44; Eze 22:1–16; Eze 22:23–31; Eze 28:20–26; Eze 36:16–38; Eze 37:15–39:10; Eze 39:21–29; Eze 41:1–4; Eze 41:13–42:14; Eze 43:1–12; Eze 43:18–27; Eze 44:4–45:5; Eze 46:19–24; Eze 48:1–29; Da 4:1–18; Da 9:1–27; Ho 11:1–11; Joe 3:1–17; Am 2:6–16; Am 3:9–4:5; Ob 17–21; Jon 1:17–2:10; Mic 1:2–7; Hab 1:12–2:1; Hab 2:5–3:16; Zep 1:2–18; Zep 3:8–13; Hag 2:10–14; Zec 2:6–13; Zec 8:1–23; Zec 13:1–6; Zec 14:16–21; Mt 5:1–12; Mt 5:27–30; Mt 5:43–48; Mt 6:5–15; Mt 19:16–26; Mt 24:4–26; Mt 27:51–56; Mk 1:21–28; Mk 2:23–28; Mk 6:14–29; Mk 7:1–23; Mk 8:34–38; Lk 1:34–56; Lk 1:67–80; Lk 2:21–24; Lk 4:31–37; Lk 6:1–5; Lk 9:23–26; Lk 11:1–4; Jn 6:67–71; Jn 10:22–42; Jn 13:1–20; Jn 15:1–11; Jn 15:18–25; Jn 17:6–19; Ac 3:11–26; Ac 4:23–31; Ac 6:8–15; Ac 7:17–36; Ac 10:17–23; Ac 11:1–18; Ac 13:13–41; Ac 15:6–21; Ac 20:17–38; Ac 21:26–36; Ac 26:12–18; Ro 1:1–7; Ro 6:15–23; Ro 7:7–12; Ro 8:18–30; Ro 11:11–12:2; Ro 15:14–21; 1 Co 1:1–3; 1 Co 1:26–31; 1 Co 3:5–17; 1 Co 5:1–6:20; 1 Co 7:10–16; 1 Co 7:25–40; 1 Co 16:19–24; 2 Co 1:15–2:2; 2 Co 6:11–7:1; 2 Co 13:11–14; Ga 2:11–21; Ga 5:16–26; Eph 1:3–14; Eph 4:17–24; Eph 5:1–14; Eph 5:22–33; Php 1:3–11; Php 2:12–18; Col 1:19–23; Col 2:11–23; Col 3:12–17; 1 Th 2:1–12; 1 Th 3:11–4:8; 1 Th 5:1–28; 2 Th 2:13–17; 1 Ti 2:8–15; 1 Ti 4:1–5; 1 Ti 5:3–25; 1 Ti 6:11–16; 2 Ti 1:8–12; 2 Ti 2:14–3:9; Tt 1:5–16; Tt 2:11–15; Heb 2:10–3:6; Heb 7:20–8:6; Heb 9:1–15; Heb 9:23–28; Heb 10:5–39; Heb 12:3–17; Heb 13:7–17; Jas 1:21–27; Jas 4:1–6; 1 Pe 1:1–2; 1 Pe 1:13–2:12; 1 Pe 2:18–3:6; 1 Pe 3:13–17; 2 Pe 1:5–11; 2 Pe 1:16–21; 2 Pe 2:18–3:18; 1 Jn 1:5–2:11; 1 Jn 2:28–3:9; 1 Jn 5:18–21; 3 Jn 9–12; Jud 12–15; Jud 20–25; Re 3:7–13; Re 4:1–11; Re 6:9–11; Re 11:1–6; Re 14:1–13; Re 15:1–16:1; Re 16:4–7; Re 18:1–8; Re 19:1–10; Re 20:4–6; Re 21:1–21; Re 22:6–11;