Human Being • Human Being, Humanity • Human Nature • Person, Human
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Human[Heb ʾāḏām, ʾîš (Isa. 52:14; cf. 53:2, NEB), nep̱eš (Ezk. 22:25); Gk. ánthrōpos, anthrōpinos, sárx, sárkinos]; AV also “of man,” “souls” (Ezk. 22:25), “flesh,” etc.; NEB also “in a man” (Lev. 5:3), “men” (Ezk. 22:25), “living thing,” “man-made” (Col. 2:8), etc.; HUMANKIND [Gk. anthrṓpinos]
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Human Being, Humanity
human being, humanity. The biblical creation accounts in Gen. 1 and Gen. 2–3 portray humans as part of the natural world, but also as specially related to God (Ps. 8:3–5). Humankind is of two types: male and female, both made in the image of God (Gen. 1:26; 5:1–2). As created beings, humans are not divine,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MAN (Hebrew ʾādām, “man” or “mankind”) The word used to describe the human being or the human race, as distinct from the animals. Man, or the human person, is a living being composed of a material body that is mortal and a soul that is immortal. Man is thus both corporeal and spiritual (Gen 2:7); the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Human Being
Human Beinghuman being, a term traditionally translated by the generic ‘man.’ The Genesis creation accounts portray humans as part of the natural world but also specially related to God. As created, they are not divine but stand under God’s authority. As uniquely created in his image, however, they
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Human Nature
human nature. The group of qualities that comprise the human essence and hence characterizes each person by virtue of being human. Whether or not there is a human nature has been a topic of philosophical debate, as has been the question as to how such a nature can be discovered. Some propose that the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Human Nature
human nature. The psalmist, in asking “what is man?” (Ps. 8:5), voiced a question as old as mankind. One facet of human uniqueness is man’s ability to transcend himself and to make himself his own object. The problem may be raised within many contexts, these being broadly divisible into two types, the
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Human Being
Human Being. Since earliest times, we humans have sought to understand ourselves and the forces that affect the quality of our lives. Our questions are basic, perennial, and practical. Do divine or spiritual beings affect us? How and why did we come to be? What must we do to live and die well? Can suffering
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
Humankind and Sin
Humankind and SinErickson believes that God created humans directly and completely; he did not make them out of some lower creature. While a certain measure of evolutionary process took place within the framework of the “days” in Genesis 1, that process was not without limits. Each day was begun by
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