Babe • Babies • Baby • Fetus • Infants • Unborn
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Child; Babe; Infant; Suckling; etc.
Child; Babe; Infant; Suckling; etc. [Heb. bēn, yeleḏ, na‘ar, ṭap̱, ‘ôlēl, yānaq, also ‘ûl, ‘wîl, ṣā‘îr, zera‘ (Lev. 22:13), yāḥîḏ (“only child,” Jgs. 11:34), etc.; Gk. paidíon, téknon, tekníon, bréphos, nḗpios, huiós, país, also thēlázōn (Mt. 21:16), nēpiázō (1 Cor. 14:20),
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Babeused of children generally (Matt. 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Rom. 2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (1 Cor. 3:1; Heb. 5:13; 1 Pet. 2:2). In Isa. 3:4 the word “babes” refers to a succession of weak and wicked princes who reigned over Judah from the death
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Baby“It’s a boy!” “It’s a girl!” This is (almost) always good news in the Bible, especially when the baby fulfills a divine promise. Babies in the Bible are an image of (a) the mystery of life created (in some sense a miracle from God), (b) God’s provision for parents (especially mothers), (c) the removal
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BABE<bab>:1. נַעַר‎ [nàar]; [παι̂ς, pais] of a male infant 3 months old (Exodus 2:6) translated elsewhere “boy” or “lad.”2. עוֹלֵל‎ [̀olel], תַּעֲלוּלִים‎ [tàalulim], in the general sense of “child” (Psalm 8:2; 17:14; Isaiah 3:4).3. [βρέφος, brephos] an unborn or newborn child
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Infants, Faith of
Infants, Faith of. The following is the statement on this subject in the Wittenberg Concord of 1536, prepared by Melanchthon, and signed also by Luther, Jonas, Bugenhagen, and Myconius, as well as by Bucer and Capito:“Since of such infants as are in the Church it is said, ‘It is not the will of your
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Infant. Used as a synonym of “childe,” meaning a knight or squire; as, “Childe Harold.” King Arthur is so called. (See also Spenser: Faërie Queene, book ii. canto viii. 56.)
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BABE.—1. βρέφος, lit. ‘nourished’—by the mother, is used of an unborn infant (Lk 1:41–44), of an infant still in swaddling-bands (2:12, 16), and also of young children brought by their mothers to Jesus that He might touch them (18:15). 2. νήπιος, literally, ‘one that cannot yet speak’ (νη = ‘not,’
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
baby. This English term is sometimes used literally in the Bible to denote an infant or very young child (e.g., Ps 8:2, “out of the mouth of babes,” KJV), including Moses (Exod. 2:6), John the Baptist (Lk. 1:41), and Jesus Christ (Lk. 2:12). Its figurative use in the NT may reflect the imagery of spiritual
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
CHILDREN, INFANTSUnless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.… And whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Matt. 18:3–5.But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BABE, bāb:(1) (נַעַר‎, na‛ar; παῖς, país) of a male infant 3 months old (Ex 2:6) trd elsewhere “boy” or “lad.”(2) (עוֹלֵל‎, ̔̔ōlēl, תַּעֲלוּלִים‎, ta‛ălūlīm) in the general sense of “child” (Ps 8:2; 17:14; Isa 3:4).(3) (βρέφος, bréphos) an unborn or newborn child (AV and RV of Lk 1:41, 44; 2:12,
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