Blameless • Innocency • Innocent
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Innocent; Innocence[Heb nāqî, nāqîʾ, nāqâ, niqqāyôn]; AV INNOCENCY; [ṣaddîq]; AV RIGHTEOUS; NEB also “those in the right” (Isa. 5:23); FAIR JUDGES (2 K. 10:9); ṣāḏaq]; AV also BE RIGHTEOUS, JUSTIFY (Job 9:20); NEB RIGHT; [Gk. akéraios]; AV HARMLESS; NEB ABOVE REPROACH (Phil. 2:15); [díkaios];
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
INNOCENCY. In addition to this noun and its adjective “innocent” several words are used in the KJV for the idea of innocence, such as “harmless” and “blameless.” Together they express the idea of freedom from corruption, taint, evil or guilt. Likewise various Heb. and Gr. terms suggest this concept.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
INNOCENCE (Heb. niqqāyôn, lit., “clearness,” Gen. 20:5; Pss. 26:6; 73:13; Hos. 8:5; zākû, “purity,” Dan. 6:22). The Hebrews considered innocence as consisting chiefly in an exemption from external faults, but this is a different standard of morality from that of the gospel (see Matt. 5:28; John 3:25)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INNOCENCE — blamelessness; freedom from sin and guilt (Gen. 20:5; Ps. 26:6; Hos. 8:5). Since the Fall, when Adam and Eve brought disobedience into the world (Gen. 3:1–24), no one except Jesus has been totally sinless and blameless (Rom. 3:9–18; 2 Cor. 5:21). People may be called “innocent” only because
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Innocence, Innocent
Innocence, InnocentTo be innocent is to be free from guilt, blameless, clean or righteous. The quest for innocence is the central theme of the Scriptures. Such innocence was the original state of the human race, and the Bible records the quest of the soul to regain a state of righteousness before God.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INNOCENCE; INNOCENCY; INNOCENT<in’-o-sens>, <in’-o-sen-si>, <in’-o-sent> ([זָכוּ‎, zakhu], [נִקָּוֹן‎, niqqayon], [חִנָּם‎, chinnam], [חַת‎, chaph], [נָקִי‎, naqi]; [ἀθω̦̂ος, athoos]): the King James Version and the American Standard Revised Version have innocency in Gen 20:5; Ps 26:6; 73:13; Dan
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Innocent (name of thirteen Popes).—Innocent I. (St.)—Pope from 402 to 417. He warmly espoused the cause of St. John Chrysostom, who had been unjustly deposed and exiled. To save Rome from being sacked, he urged Emperor Honorius to treat for peace with Alaric. Innocent condemned the heresy of Pelagius.
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
innocence. The quality or condition of being deemed free from *evil, complicity or *guilt. The concept of innocence is important in many areas of *ethics. For example, the *just war theory argues that noncombatants are to be viewed as innocent and therefore cannot be the target of military action in
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
INNOCENCE.—Innocence, strictly speaking, denotes the entire absence of sin in a human soul. As such, in its primary meaning, we have no personal experience of it in ourselves or in others. ‘For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ (Ro 3:23). We can, therefore, have no actual knowlege of
INNOCENTS.—In Mt 2:16–18 we find the narrative of what is called the Massacre of the Innocents. Adopting the language of Jer 31:15, the Evangelist represents Rachel, the ancestral mother of the people of Israel, as weeping over the cruel death of her children. Herod the Great, hearing from the Magi about
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Innocence, Innocency
INNOCENCE, INNOCENCY Condition of not offending God; freedom from sin and guilt. In the OT the adjective “innocence” is more common than the noun. Two roots are commonly translated “innocent.” The basic idea of the first is clean or free from (Exod. 23:7; 2 Kings 24:4) and that of the second is righteousness
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
BlamelessHebrew expression: tamPronunciation: TAWMStrong’s Number: 8535Key Verses2 Samuel 15:11; Job 1:8; Isaiah 47:9; Proverbs 13:6Our critical judgments keep us from calling others blameless, yet Scripture describes a number of people as blameless—for example, Noah and David (Gen. 6:9; 2 Sam.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
innocence. This English noun and the adjective innocent are used variously in Bible version to render several Hebrew and Greek terms. Especially common is the Hebrew adjective nāqî H5929, which occurs a number of times in legal passages (Exod. 23:7; Deut. 19:10; et al.), but in other contexts as well
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