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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Just, Justice
JUST, JUSTICE. The English language does not distinguish between the two Hebrew terms mišpāṭ, “justice,” and dı̂n, “judgment.” The substantive mišpāṭ, like the root špṭ from which it is derived, is multifarious in meaning. In the Mari documents, the meanings of the root špṭ, according to various
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Just
Just[Heb mišpāṭ (Job 35:2; Ps. 9:4 [MT 5]; 118:7; Prov. 16:11; Jer. 10:24; etc.), šālēm (Prov. 11:1), ṣaddîq (Ezr. 9:15; Job 12:4; 27:17; Ps. 145:17), ṣeḏeq (Lev. 19:36; Dt. 25:15; Job 31:6; Ps. 17:1; etc.); Gk. díkaios (Mt. 1:19; Lk. 1:17; 14:14; Jn. 5:30; Acts 22:14; 24:15; Rom. 7:12; etc.),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Just, Justice
Just, JusticeIn a philosophical sense, justice is understood as fairness, correct treatment, or equitable distribution of resources, but biblical justice is more than a mathematical distribution of goods. The Bible speaks of justice as a chief attribute of God, with biblical justice inextricably tied
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Justice
JUST (Heb. ṣeḏeq, ṣaddîq; Gk. díkaios), JUSTICE (Heb. mišpāṭ; Gk. krísis, dikaiosýnē).† Justice and righteousness (Heb. eḏāqâ) are often used together (cf. 1 Kgs. 10:9; Ps. 33:5). While their meanings can overlap, justice properly is that action or legal decision which vindicates
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Just
Just.—This word, taken in the theological sense, signifies not only a person who fulfills the duties of justice in regard to his neighbor and renders to each one what is due to him, but one who entirely satisfies the law of God and fulfills all his obligations, in regard to God, his neighbor, or himself.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Just
JUST and ‘righteous’ in AV represent the same word, δίκαιος, which, however, has usually the wider meaning of ‘righteous, observing Divine and human laws, one who is such as he ought to be, prop. the Heb. צִדִּיק’ (Grimm-Thayer), and comprehends duty both to God and to man. The Vulg. had no word available
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