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Liberality
Liberal • Liberally
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Liberal; Liberality; Liberally
Liberal; Liberality; Liberally[Heb berāḵâ] (Prov. 11:25); NEB GENEROUS; [keyaḏ hammeleḵ] (“royal liberality,” Est. 2:18); AV “according to the state of the king”; NEB “worthy of the king”; [hiphil of ʿānaq] (“you shall furnish … liberally,” Dt. 15:14); NEB LAVISHLY; [ḥānan] (“give liberally,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Liberality
LIBERALITY. The words lie at the base of this concept: (1) Gr. haplotēs, unaffectedness, simplicity, mental honesty, openness of heart, generosity. It is used in the latter two senses in 2 Cor 8:2 (cf. 9:11, 13, NASB). (2) Gr. charis, grace or benevolence, in the sense of something done beyond what
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Liberality
LIBERALITY — generosity and openhandedness, as opposed to stinginess. The apostle Paul taught that Christians should be liberal and generous in their financial giving (Rom. 12:8; 2 Cor. 8:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIBERAL; LIBERALITY; LIBERALLY
LIBERAL; LIBERALITY; LIBERALLY<lib’-er-al>, <lib-er-al’-i-ti>, <lib’-er-al-i>: The different forms of the word all refer to one who is generous, bountiful, willing and ready to give and to help. Both the Hebrew words of the Old Testament and the Greek words of the New Testament translated into the English
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Liberality
LIBERALITY.—1. This may be considered to begin when the requirements of the Law have been fulfilled. Thus the payment of tithe, which in our Lord’s time was evidently regarded as an ideal (cf. Lk 18:12), cannot be described as liberality, though it seems certain that many of the wealthier among the ‘dispersed’
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Liberality
LIBERALITY NASB term for generosity or openhandedness (Rom. 12:8; 2 Cor. 8:2). The KJV used “simplicity” for the text of Rom. 12:8 and “liberality” for 2 Cor. 8:2. The precise meaning of the underlying Greek is a matter of interpretation. “Simplicity” can mean wholeheartedly, generously (NIV, NRSV),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Liberal, Liberality, Liberally
LIBERAL, libʹẽr-al, LIBERALITY, lib-ẽr-alʹi-ti, LIBERALLY, libʹẽr-al-i: The different forms of the word all refer to one who is generous, bountiful, willing and ready to give and to help. Both the Heb words of the OT and the Gr words of the NT trd into the Eng. word “liberal” have a deeper and nobler
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