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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Magnificat
Magnificat The name given to the song of Mary found in Luke 1:46–55. The name comes from the first word of the Latin translation, which begins, “Magnificat anima mea Dominum” (“My soul magnifies the Lord”).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Magnificat
Magnificat. The song of Mary found in Luke 1:46–55. This poem is in the style of the OT psalms, and is strongly reminiscent of the prayer of Hannah in 1 Samuel 2:1–10. At an early date it found a place in Christian worship. It was chanted in the vesper service of the Roman Catholic Church, and was carried
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Magnificat, The
Magnificat, The mag-nif̀i-kat. Luke 1:46–55, the song of praise attributed to Mary the Lord’s mother; she offered it in response to Elizabeth’s blessing (vv 41–45).The name comes from the first word of this passage in the Vulg: Magnificat anima mea Dominum (“My soul magnifies the Lord”). The passage
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Magnificat
MAGNIFICAT* The song of Mary found in Luke 1:46–55. This poem is in the style of the OT psalms and is strongly reminiscent of the prayer of Hannah in 1 Samuel 2:1–10. At an early date it found a place in Christian worship. It was chanted in the vesper service of the Roman Catholic Church and was carried
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Magnificat
Magnificat (mag-nif´uh-kat; from Lat., “to magnify”), a traditional name for the psalm spoken by Mary, the soon to be mother of Jesus, when she visited her relative Elizabeth, who would soon become the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:46–55). The psalm begins, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Magnificat
MAGNIFICAT. Like other hymns in Lk. 1–2, the prophecy of Mary (Lk. 1:46–55) takes its name from the Lat. Vulg. Believing ‘Mary’ (Lk. 1:46) to be the secondary reading, some commentators accept the less well-attested reading ‘Elizabeth’ (cf. Creed). It may be that Luke originally wrote simply ‘she said’,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Magnificat
MagnificatThe hymn or psalm of praise appearing in Luke 1:46–55, so named from the first words of the Latin translation: Magnificat anima mea Dominum,“My soul magnifies the Lord.” It is one of several hymns in Luke’s Infancy narrative (cf. Luke 1:68–79; 2:14, 29–32). This hymn is ascribed to Mary as
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Magnificat
Magnificat [măg nĭfˊə kăt].† The name commonly given to Mary’s song of praise (Luke 1:46–55), from the first word of the Latin translation of the song: “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.…”Like the related songs in 1:68–79; 2:29–32, the Magnificat represents what would be expected of common Palestinian
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Mary's Song
Mary’s songThe traditional name for Mary’s hymn of praise in Luke 1:46–55 is the Magnificat, a translation of Luke 1:46 in Jerome’s Latin text, which begins: Magnificat anima mea Dominum (“my soul magnifies the Lord”). Perhaps the best known and loved of the four lyrical psalms in the Lukan infancy
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Magnificat
MAGNIFICAT The first word in the Vulgate version of Luke 1:46–55, a hymn of Mary that begins in the Latin, “Magnificat anima mea Dominum” (“My soul does magnify the Lord”). The canticle was recited by Mary during her visit to Elizabeth. It borrows images and expressions from the Old Testament Psalms
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Magnificat
Magnificat. The song of praise (Lk. 1:46–55) sung by the BVM when her cousin *Elizabeth had greeted her as the mother of the Lord. It is so named from the opening word of the Latin text, ‘Magnificat anima mea Dominum’ (‘My soul doth magnify the Lord’). From a very early date, probably since St *Benedict,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Magnificat
MagnificatMagnificat (mag-nifʹi-kaht; from the Lat. for ‘magnify’), the name of the best known of the several psalms that are incorporated into the birth narrative in Luke’s Gospel (chaps. 1–2). The psalm (Luke 1:46–55), spoken by Mary, begins ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in
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