The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Humanity, Theology of
Humanity, Theology of Biblical and theological anthropology or the biblical perspective of human beings and their relation to God.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mankind [Heb. ʾāḏām (Isa. 13:12; Jer. 32:20; Zeph. 1:3), beśar-ʾîš (Job 12:10); Gk. ánthrōpos (Rev. 9:4, 15, 18, 20; 14:4), hoí loipoí—‘the others’ (Eph. 2:3)]; AV usually MEN, OTHERS (Eph. 2:13); NEB also MEN, HUMAN KIND, THE REST (Eph. 2:3). The human race, including males and females.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MAN Human being, whether male or female.The biblical teaching on man begins with a right notion concerning God. The biblical perspective of anthropology (i.e., the study of man) is centrally displayed in the context of an elevated theology (i.e., the study of God). A high and reverent view of God leads
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MAN. The Genesis account of creation accords to man a supreme place in the cosmos. Not only is his creation the final work of God, but in it the work of the other 5 days finds its fulfilment and its meaning. Man is to possess the earth, make it serve him, and to rule the other creatures (Gn. 1:27–2:3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
HumanityThe study of humanity or of human beings in the Bible has traditionally been subsumed under such theological subjects as sin/grace, fall/redemption, creation/endtime, sexuality, ecology, suffering, and evil. With the recent emergence of theological anthropology as a distinct topic, humanity
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mankind (Heb. ˒āḏām).† Although neither the Old nor the New Testament contains a systematic anthropology, various accounts reveal much concerning the underlying conception(s) of human nature.
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
HumanityTraditionally the doctrine of humanity involves the nature of human being and the end or purpose (Gr. telos) of human life. These are articulated by humanity’s status as created, fallen, and redeemed.General. Two approaches to humanity characterize pre and post-Enlightenment options in theological
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Man(1.) Heb. ‘Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. The name is derived from a word meaning “to be red,” and thus the first man was called Adam because he was formed from the red earth. It is also the generic name of the human race (Gen. 1:26, 27; 5:2; 8:21; Deut. 8:3). Its equivalents are
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Man, Mankind
MAN, MANKIND — God’s highest creation, made in God’s own image.The Origin of Man. The Bible states that man was created by God. This truth is found especially in Genesis 1:26–31 and 2:7–25. These passages teach that God did not use any previously existing living creature in bringing man into being.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Man, Images of
Man, Images ofThe Bible is replete with images of man, of both wicked and righteous models of masculinity. Throughout the Bible, God is portrayed as male, as are Christ and the angels. Among the male roles most often depicted in the Bible are the warrior, wise teacher/preacher, king, father, son, husband
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Humankind. The creation stories in Genesis are mythological, but enshrine the truths that human beings were made by God, have a likeness to God, can enter into a fellowship with him, and have personal liberty and responsibility.With Lloyd Morgan (Emergent Evolution, 1929), Garvie claimed that humankind
Key passages
Ge 1:27

So God created humankind in his image, in the likeness of God he created him, male and female he created them.

Pr 20:29

The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of the aged is gray hair.

1 Co 11:11–12

Nevertheless, neither is woman anything apart from man, nor is man anything apart from woman in the Lord. For just as the woman is from the man, thus also the man is through the woman. But all things are from God.

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Topics & Themes