Macho • Masculine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Male [Heb. zāḵār]; AV also MAN CHILD (Gen. 17:10, 12, 14; etc.), MANKIND (Lev. 18:22; 20:13); NEB also HE-GOAT, etc.; [ʾîš] (Gen. 7:2); [maštîn beqîr] (1 S. 25:22, 34; 1 K. 14:10; 16:11; 21:21; 2 K. 9:8); AV “(one) that pisseth against the wall”; NEB “mother’s son”; [Gk. ársēn] (Mt. 19:4;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MALE. A word referring to the masculine gender of human beings and of animals, occurring more than 70 times in the OT and four times in the NT. The Heb. word used predominantly in the OT is zākār from the verb zākār, “to remember.” A possible meaning of the word zākār is “he through whom the memorial
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Woman and Man
Woman and ManThe roles of women in the Roman Empire varied from place to place, according to social class and other factors. The early Christian views of role relationships between men and women at some points reflected those of their environment while at other points stood quite in contrast to that
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MALE<mal> 1. זָכָר‎ [zakhar], זָכַר‎ [zakhar], זָכוּר‎ [zakhur] (the root means “to stand out,” “to be prominent,” here a physiological differentiation of the sex, as נַקֵבָה‎ [neqebhah], “female,” which see);2. אִישׁ‎ [’ish] literally, “man”;3. by circumlocution, only in the books of Samuel
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Male and Female. Traditional Christian theology has understood God’s creation of human beings as “male and female” to entail that sexual differentiation and complementarity contributes to the human representation of divine love. But the implications of this divine design for gender and sexuality are
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
MALE, māl ([1] זָכָר‎, zākhār, זָכַר‎, zākhar, זָכוּר‎, zākhūr [ meaning “to stand out,” “to be prominent,” here a physiological differentiation of the sex, as נְקֵבָה‎, neḳēbhāh, “female,” q.v. ]; [2] אִישׁ‎, ’īsh, lit. “man”; [3] by circumlocution, only in the books of S and K, מַשְתּין בְּקִיר‎,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
ORANS (iconography). This term is used to indicate a male or female figure, usually in front view, in the gesture of expansis manibus. This attitude can be explained if we consider it proper to someone praying or calling for help; still it expressed a dialogue, following a custom repeatedly mentioned