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Lord’s Day
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lord’s Day
Lord’s Day (ἡ κυριακὴ ἡμέρα, hē kyriakē hēmera). A name for the first day of the week (Sunday) used in Revelation 1:10.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lord’s Day, The
Lord’s Day, The. Expression occurring once in the NT (Rv 1:10), where John says, “On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit” (niv); synonym for “Sunday” in modern usage.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lord’s Day, the
LORD’S DAY, THE Expression occurring once in the NT (Rv 1:10), where John says, “On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit” (niv); synonym for “Sunday” in modern usage.The earliest reference to Christian activity on Sunday comes in a brief allusion Paul makes to “the first day of the week” (1 Cor 16:2,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lord’s Day
Lord’s day, the day of Jesus’s resurrection, the first day of the week, Sunday. The term appears in the nt only in Rev. 1:10. A similar phrase appears in the Didache, a work written toward the end of the first century, probably in Syria. The readers of this work are instructed to gather on the Lord’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lord's Day
LORD’S DAY. The term is found only in Rev 1:10, though the adjective (k̮uriakos. is used in connection with the Lord’s Supper in 1 Cor 11:20. Most commentators explain the expression as meaning “the day consecrated to the Lord,” not the future eschatological day of the Lord. The fact that Paul uses “the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lord’s Day
LORD’S DAY. The expression is found only once in Scripture. In Rev. 1:10 John discloses that the vision of the Apocalypse came to him while he was rapt ‘in the Spirit on the Lord’s day’. This is the first extant occurrence in Christian literature of hē kyriakē hēmera. The adjectival construction suggests
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lord’s Day
Lord’s DayThe phrase “the Lord’s day” is found in Scripture only in Rev. 1:10, where John is describing the circumstances in which he received his revelation. The phrase is commonly used to refer to Sunday and is often linked to the OT sabbath. There is little doubt that “the Lord” in this case refers
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lord’s Day
Lord’s Day (Gk. hḗ kyriakḗ [hēméra]).† The first day of the week, Sunday, adopted by the early Christians as the day of worship. The full phrase “the Lord’s day” (Gk. hḗ kyriakḗ hēméra) appears in the New Testament only at Rev. 1:10, but hḗ kyriakḗ (with “day” understood) soon became
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lord’s Day
LORD’S DAY An early Christian name for Sunday, the day of Christian worship and rest. Sunday, the day after the Jewish Sabbath, is commemorated as the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead (Luke 24:1–5). John’s vision in Revelation came on the Lord’s Day (Rev 1:10). (See also Day of the Lord).
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Lord's Day
Lord’s DayLord’s day observance in weekly commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection on “the first day of the week” began at an early point in the apostolic age and in the post-apostolic age involved transfer of Mosaic law to new covenant structures and norms. 1. Introduction 2. Linguistic Considerations
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Lord’s Day, the
Lord’s Day, the. A Christian appellation of *Sunday, based on Rev. 1:10 (ἡ κυριακὴ ἡμέρα). In recent times it has been used (esp. by Protestants) when special stress is laid on the sacred character of the day. In the 17th–18th cents., however, the title ‘Lord’s Day’ (without the article) was fairly
Sunday
Sunday. Its English name derives from the old pagan ‘dies solis’ (Gk. ἡλίου ἡμέρα), the day consecrated to the sun, which was given a Christian interpretation and referred to Christ, the Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2). In Rev. it is called the Day of the Lord, κυριακὴ ἡμέρα (1:10), the Latin
Key passages
Ac 20:7

And on the first day of the week, when we had assembled to break bread, Paul began conversing with them, because he was going to leave on the next day, and he extended his message until midnight.

Re 1:10

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a great sound like a trumpet