Accolade • Commemorate • Honor and Shame • Honorable • Prestige
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Honor [primarily Heb. kāḇēḏ (e.g., Ex. 20:12) and the derivative noun kāḇôḏ (e.g., Nu. 24:11), also hôḏ (1 Ch. 16:27), yeqār (Est. 1:20), yāqār (Ps. 45:9 [MT 10]), tāmîm (Jgs. 9:16), šēm (Ezk. 39:13), tip̱ʾārâ (Dt. 26:19), neḏîḇâ (Job 30:15), geḏûllâ (Est. 10:2), ʿaḏ-
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HONOR Good reputation, respect, purity, integrity.To the ancient world, the concept of honor was frequently linked to one’s tangible possessions. The honor of Odysseus was bound up with the restoration of his material goods; Achilles’ honor was dependent upon the gifts given him. Later, the word acquired
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Honor and Shame
honor and shame. According to many cultural anthropologists, the pivotal social value of the biblical world was honor, i.e., the status that one has in the eyes of those whose opinions one considers to be significant. To some extent, honor was ascribed through factors beyond an individual’s control:
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HONOR. Honor is the high respect or esteem shown to or received from another person, or a demonstration of such respect. The concept is expressed figuratively in the OT by words which are also translated beauty, majesty, brilliancy, preciousness, weight, and glory. The parallels are significant: glory
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Honor, ShameAmong North Americans, honor and shame often refer to a psychological state—a person’s internal moral character or the actions that reflect that character. In the world of the Bible and in traditional Mediterranean societies, however, honor and shame are social values determinative of a
Dictionary of New Testament Background
HONOR AND SHAMEHonor refers to the public acknowledgment of a person’s worth, granted on the basis of how fully that individual embodies qualities and behaviors valued by the group. First-century Mediterranean people were oriented from early childhood to seek honor and avoid disgrace, meaning that they
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HONOR. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, meaning: (1) respect paid to superiors, such as to God (John 5:23; Rev. 5:12); to parents and kings, including submission and service (Ex. 20:12; Matt. 15:4; 1 Pet. 2:17); the esteem due to virtue, wisdom, glory, reputation, and probity (Prov. 15:33;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HONOR — esteem and respect. To honor God is to give Him reverence and homage, for God alone is worthy of our highest honor (1 Chr. 16:27; Rev. 4:9–11). Jesus makes it plain that one cannot honor the Father unless he also honors the Son (John 5:23). Esteem, honor, and respect should also be given to our
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
HonorHonor is a biblical term for respect, esteem, high regard and reward. It appears nearly 150 times in the English Bibles. Honor can be seen as an image for respect paid to superiors: God (2 Sam 2:30; 1 Tim 1:17), Christ (Jn 5:23), the emperor (1 Pet 2:17), church officers (Phil 2:25, 29), the elderly
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HONORABLE<on’-er-a-b’-l> ([כָּבֵד‎, kabhedh]; [εὐσχήμων, euschemon]): In the Old Testament “honorable” is for the most part the translation of kabhedh, properly, “to be heavy,” “weighty” (Gen 34:19, the Revised Version (British and American) “honored”; Nu 22:15; 1 Sam 9:6; Isa 3:5,
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Dignus Es
Dignus Es. A *canticle (Lat. “You are worthy”) based on songs of adoration in *Revelation (4:11; 5:9–10, 13). Also known as Glory and Honor (CW).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Shame and Honor
SHAME AND HONOR Honor and shame were values that shaped everyday life in biblical times. Honor, the primary measure of social status, was based upon ascribed honor and acquired honor. Inherited or ascribed honor was social standing due to being part of a social unit, principally the family. Those born
Key passages
Pr 3:9

Honor Yahweh from your substance, and from the firstfruits of all that will come to you,

Jn 5:23

in order that all people will honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

Re 4:9–11

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who is seated on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who is seated on the throne and worship the one who lives forever and ever, and put down their crowns …

See also
Topics & Themes