Living creatures
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Living Creatures
Living Creatures The figures or cherubim seen in Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek 1:18, 10:2–7), also mentioned in the New Testament as residents of God’s throne room (Rev 4:5–9); they seem to be different in some way from angels (Rev 15:7).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Creature, Living
Creature, Living [Heb. usually ḥayyâ or nep̱eš ḥayyâ; Gk. zṓon, also ktísma (Rev. 8:9)]; AV also THING LIVING, BEAST; NEB also LIVING THING, CREATURE. Heb. ḥayyâ is a feminine adjective based on the root ḥyh, “to live.” These Hebrew and Greek terms denote water or land animals and celestial
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Living Creatures
LIVING CREATURES. The four “living creatures” (Heb. hayyôth, from hāyâ, “to be alive”) of Ezekiel (1:5–25; 3:13, 10:15–22) are probably the four living beings (Gr. zōa) of Rev 4:6–9, incorrectly translated “beasts” in the KJV. In Ezk 10 they are equated with the cherubim (q.v.), each having four
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beings, Living
BEINGS, LIVING. A term appearing frequently in the NASB (Ezek. 1:5–25; 3:13; 10:15, 17, 20; Rev. 4:6). The KJV renders “living creatures.” See Cherub, Cherubim.
Creatures, Living
CREATURES, LIVING. A term appearing frequently in the KJV (cf. Ezek. 1:5, 13–15, 17, 19–20; where the NASB renders “living creature” or “living creatures”) and the NASB and NIV (cf. Rev. 4:8, 4–5, 9; where the KJV renders “beasts”). See Cherub, Cherubim.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Living creatures
Living creaturesas represented by Ezekiel (1–10) and John (Rev. 4, etc.), are the cherubim. They are distinguished from angels (Rev. 15:7); they join the elders in the “new song” (5:8, 9); they warn of danger from divine justice (Isa. 6:3–5), and deliver the commission to those who execute it (Ezek.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Living Creatures
LIVING CREATURES — heavenly beings mentioned in the visions of the prophet Ezekiel and the apostle John. In Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek. 1:1–28) these creatures had four faces (man, lion, ox, and eagle) and four wings. Later in his book (Ezekiel 10), the prophet identified the four living creatures as Cherubim.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CREATURE, LIVING([חַיָּה‎, chayyah]; [ζω̂ον, zoon]): “Living creature” (chayyah) is the designation of each of the composite figures in Ezekiel’s visions (Ezekiel 1:5, 13 ff; 3:13; 10:15, 17, 20) and, the Revised Version (British and American), of the similar beings in the visions of the Apocalypse,
LIVING CREATURE<liv’-ing kre’-tur>:1. (חַיָּה ֫178ָנפֶשׁ‎[nephesh chayyah], or הַחַיָּה ֫178ָנפֶשׁ‎[nephesh hachayyah] ([nephesh], “breath” or “living things”; [chayyah], “living”; compare Arabic nefs, “breath,” chaiy, “living”)): In the account of the creation this term is used of aquatic
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Living Beings, Living Creatures
LIVING BEINGS, LIVING CREATURES Characters in Ezekiel’s first vision (Ezek. 1:5, 13–15, 19–20, 22; 3:13; 10:15, 17, 20). The creatures are later identified as cherubim (10:20). There were four creatures, each having a human form but with four faces. Perhaps the best interpretation views the creatures
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Living Creature
living creature. The usual translation of Hebrew nepeš ḥayyâ (H5883 plus the adjective ḥay H2645, thus “alive soul, alive being”) or simply the noun ḥayyâ H2651 (“animal”). In Genesis and Leviticus, it is a nontechnical expression referring to animals (Gen. 1:21 et al.; Lev. 11:10, 14; see animal;
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Four Living Creatures
Four Living CreaturesIn the heavenly throne scene in Revelation 4–5, joining the twenty-four elders around the throne of God are the “four living creatures” (Rev. 4:6–9; 5:6–14; also 6:1–7; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4). The description of the creatures is certainly unusual:Also before the throne there was
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Living Creature
Living Creature(or Thing or Being: Ζῷον: Rev. 4:6–9; 5:6, 8, 11, 14; 6:1, 3, 5–7; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4). → Cherub; Seraph; Fantasy Creature; Ravenna: Mausolea.
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