Kingdom of God
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kingdom of God
Kingdom of God (also “kingdom of the Lord,” “kingdom of heaven”). Refers primarily to God’s kingly power exercised over creation and people.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
KINGDOM OF GOD, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. The “Kingdom of God/Heaven” is a subject of major importance in the Bible for two primary reasons: its frequency in the first three canonical (synoptic) gospels of the NT, and the conviction that it stands at the very center of the message of the historical Jesus. Its
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kingdom of God (Heaven)
Kingdom of God (Heaven). The sovereign rule of God, initiated by Christ’s earthly ministry and to be consummated when “the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Rv 11:15).According to the testimony of the first three Gospels the proclamation of the kingdom of God
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
KINGDOM OF GOD, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN The sovereign rule of God, initiated by Christ’s earthly ministry and consummated when the kingdom of the world becomes the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ (Rv 11:15).PreviewIntroductionOld Testament BackgroundIn the New TestamentIntroduction According
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kingdom of God
kingdom of God, the phenomenon of God’s rule, or the realm over which God rules or will rule. The phrase is not used as such in the Hebrew Bible, but occurs first in the apocryphal/deuterocanonical book Wisdom of Solomon, where Wisdom declares the kingdom of God to the righteous (10:10). The phrase is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
KINGDOM OF GOD, KINGDOM OF HEAVENKing Ramses II of Egypt pictured as slaying prisoners of war. From a temple wall at Abu Simbel. LLThe TermsThe first question which must be considered is, are the two terms “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” synonymous? Some premillennialists insist they are
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
KINGDOM OF GOD, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. The kingdom of heaven or kingdom of God is the central theme of Jesus’ preaching, according to the Synoptic Gospels. While Matthew, who addresses himself to the Jews, speaks for the most part of the ‘kingdom of heaven’, Mark and Luke speak of the ‘kingdom of God’, which
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of HeavenThe sovereignty or realm ruled by God. The image of the kingdom of God/heaven is an important one for understanding the message and ministry of Jesus, particularly as he is portrayed in the Synoptic Gospels. This image builds on the images of kingly rule found in the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven (Heb. malkûṯ yhwh; Aram. malkûṯā˒; Gk. basileía toú theoú, basileía tṓn ouranṓn).† That realm ruled by God. Although the designation occurs infrequently outside the New Testament, the concept of a kingdom ruled by God was extremely complex and experienced
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of god/kingdom of heavenThe term “kingdom of God” or “kingdom of Heaven” signifies God’s (see God) sovereign, dynamic and eschatological (see Eschatology) rule. The kingdom of God lay at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. As proclaimed by Jesus the kingdom of God had continuity with the OT promise
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Kingdom of God
Kingdom of god/christThe whole of Paul’s theology is conditioned by a perspective which sees the eschatological promises of God as having been inaugurated through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. An important feature of this eschatological worldview is the teaching concerning the kingdom
Key passages
Is 9:6–7

For a child has been born for us; a son has been given to us. And the dominion will be on his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His dominion will grow continually, and to peace there will be no end on the throne of …

Je 23:5–6

“Look, days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous branch, and he will reign as king, and he will achieve success, and he will do justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell in safety, …

Mt 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Mk 1:14–15

And after John had been taken into custody, Jesus went into Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the gospel!”

Lk 22:18

For I tell you, from now on I will not drink of the product of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

Ac 28:23

And when they had set a day with him, many more came to him at his lodging place, to whom he was explaining from early in the morning until evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and attempting to convince them about Jesus from both the law of Moses and the prophets.

See also
Ps 2:1–12; Ps 45:1–17; Ps 72:1–20; Ps 110:1–7; Ps 145:1–21; Is 2:1–4; Is 4:2–6; Is 9:1–7; Is 11:1–16; Is 19:18–25; Is 24:1–25:12; Is 29:17–24; Is 32:1–8; Is 32:16–20; Is 33:17–24; Is 35:1–10; Is 42:1–13; Is 45:14–25; Is 49:1–26; Is 55:1–13; Is 59:16–60:18; Is 65:17–25; Is 66:14–24; Je 3:6–4:4; Je 23:1–8; Je 31:31–40; Je 33:1–26; Je 50:1–20; Eze 11:14–25; Eze 17:22–24; Eze 34:11–31; Eze 36:16–38; Eze 47:1–12; Da 2:24–45; Da 4:34–37; Da 6:24–28; Da 7:9–28; Ho 3:1–5; Joe 2:28–3:21; Am 9:11–15; Ob 17–21; Mic 4:1–5:5; Zep 2:4–15; Zep 3:8–20; Zec 2:6–13; Zec 4:1–14; Zec 6:9–15; Zec 8:1–23; Zec 9:9–10; Zec 14:1–21; Mt 3:1–6; Mt 4:12–17; Mt 4:23–5:12; Mt 5:17–20; Mt 6:5–15; Mt 6:19–34; Mt 7:21–23; Mt 8:5–13; Mt 9:35–38; Mt 10:5–15; Mt 11:2–15; Mt 12:22–30; Mt 13:1–53; Mt 16:18–20; Mt 16:27–28; Mt 18:1–5; Mt 18:21–20:16; Mt 20:20–28; Mt 21:1–11; Mt 21:28–22:14; Mt 23:13–36; Mt 24:4–26; Mt 25:1–46; Mt 26:26–29; Mk 1:14–15; Mk 4:1–20; Mk 4:26–34; Mk 9:1–13; Mk 9:42–48; Mk 10:13–16; Mk 10:23–27; Mk 12:28–34; Mk 14:22–25; Mk 15:42–47; Lk 1:26–33; Lk 4:40–44; Lk 6:20–26; Lk 7:24–30; Lk 8:1–15; Lk 9:1–11; Lk 9:27–36; Lk 9:57–10:16; Lk 11:1–4; Lk 11:15–28; Lk 12:22–34; Lk 13:18–30; Lk 14:15–24; Lk 16:14–17; Lk 17:20–37; Lk 18:15–30; Lk 19:11–27; Lk 21:29–33; Lk 22:14–18; Lk 22:24–30; Lk 23:26–55; Jn 3:1–21; Jn 6:15–21; Jn 18:28–38; Ac 1:1–8; Ac 8:9–13; Ac 14:21–28; Ac 19:1–10; Ac 20:17–38; Ac 28:17–31; Ro 14:14–23; 1 Co 4:14–21; 1 Co 6:1–11; 1 Co 15:20–28; 1 Co 15:50–58; Ga 5:16–26; Eph 5:1–7; Php 3:17–4:1; Col 1:9–18; Col 4:7–15; 1 Th 2:1–12; 2 Th 1:3–12; 1 Ti 6:11–16; 2 Ti 2:1–13; 2 Ti 4:1–5; 2 Ti 4:17–18; Heb 1:5–14; Heb 12:25–29; Jas 2:1–13; 2 Pe 1:5–11; Re 1:9–20; Re 3:14–22; Re 5:8–14; Re 11:15–12:12; Re 19:11–16; Re 22:1–5;