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Imagine
Creativity • Imagination
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Imagine
Imagine[Heb ḥāšaḇ (Ps. 41:7 [MT 8]); AV DEVISE; NEB “love to make”; [Gk. meletáō] (Acts 4:25); NEB LAY PLOTS; [dokéō] (1 Cor. 8:2); AV THINK; NEB FANCY; [nomízō] (1 Tim. 6:5); AV SUPPOSE; NEB THINK; IMAGINATION [Heb. yēṣer] (Gen. 6:5; 8:21); NEB INCLINATION; [Gk. diánoia] (Lk. 1:51); NEB
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Imagination
IMAGINATION. The formation of mental images by a synthesis of elements experienced separately.It presents new views and applications of ideas, events and truths already experienced. The verb “to imagine” in KJV has the meaning of “purpose, scheme, contrive.” The ASV translates it “think,” “meditate,”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Imagination
IMAGINATION. The image-making, pictorial faculty of the mind, reproducing and recombining former thoughts and experiences. It illustrates, adorns, and illuminates our speech and writing by presenting new views and applications of things, truths, and conceptions. It is the artist’s great qualification
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Imagination
IMAGINATION — the power of the mind to form a mental image. The Bible uses the word imagination to refer to evil plans, purposes, and thoughts (Gen. 8:21; Jer. 7:24; Luke 1:51). It does not use the word to describe forming mental images of things that do not exist.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IMAGINE
IMAGINE<i-maj’-in> ([חָשַׁב‎, chashabh]; [μελετάω, meletao]): The word most frequently translated “to imagine” in the Old Testament, only in the King James Version and the English Revised Version, not in the American Standard Revised Version, is chashabh, “to bind,” “combine,” “think” (Job
IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION<i-maj-i-na’-shun> ([יֵצר‎, yetser], [שְׁרִירוּת‎, sheriruth]; [διάνοια, dianoia]): “Imagination” is the translation of yetser, properly “a shaping,” hence, “a thought” (Gen 6:5; 8:21; Dt 31:21; 1 Ch 28:9; 29:18). In Isa 26:3 yetser is translated “mind” (King James Version
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Imagination
IMAGINATIONImagination is the faculty by which we are able to reproduce mentally the images or ‘copies’ of past elements of sense-experience. This may be done in three ways: (1) passively, as when we reproduce our mental pictures in the form or order in which we experienced them as sensations; or (2)
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Imagination
IMAGINATION KJV term for thought as the prelude to action, frequently in the sense of plotting or devising evil; can also refer to stubbornness from the Hebrew words meaning “formed” or “twisted.” Imagination means evil plans (Prov. 6:18; Lam. 3:60–61). At Deut. 31:21, and possibly Rom. 1:21, “imagination”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Imagine
imagine. This English verb, in its earlier meaning “to think,” is used with some frequency by the KJV (Gen. 11:6 et al.). In modern versions it is used occasionally to render, for example, Hebrew ḥāšab H3108 (Ps. 41:7) and Greek noeō G3783 (Eph. 3:20).
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Imagination
Imagination. The ability to form a mental image of something not seen through the senses or never before perceived in reality. Imagination enables the development and use of images, concepts, and ideas that allow one to wholly perceive reality in more profound ways.Early nineteenth-century scholars
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Imagine
IMAGINE, i-maj´in (חָשַב‎, ḥāshabh; μελετάω, meletáō): The word most frequently trd “to imagine” in the OT, only in AV and ERV, not in ARV, is ḥāshabh, “to bind,” “combine,” “think” (Job 6:26; Ps 10:2; 21:11; 140:2; Hos 7:15; Nah 1:9, 11; Zec 7:10; 8:17); we have also hāghāh in AV and ERV, but
Imagination
IMAGINATION, i-maj-i-nāʹshun (יֵצֶר‎, yēçer, שְׁרִירוּת‎, sherīrūth; διάνοια, diánoia): “Imagination” is the tr of yēçer, properly “a shaping,” hence “a thought” (Gen 6:5; 8:21; Dt 31:21; 1 Ch 28:9; 29:18). In Isa 26:3 yēçer is trd “mind” (AVm “thought” or “imagination”), “whose mind is stayed
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Imagination
ImaginationFor Edwards, the imagination is closely related to both the five senses of the body and the two faculties of the soul (the understanding and the will). The bodily senses perceive external objects (such as green grass or a painting of Christ on the cross), and this sensory data is then presented
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION. Imagination is the ability to organize sensory impressions, mental representations, and images into a meaningful, coherent whole. People need imagination to make sense of embodied experience, including experience with Scripture; readers use imagination to locate significant connections,