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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prudence; Prudent
Prudence; Prudent The RSV translation primarily of the Hebrew verb ʾārōm (Prov. 15:5; 19:25), the cognate adjective ʾārûm (12:16, 23; 13:16; 14:8, 15, 18; 22:3; 27:12), and the cognate noun ʿormâ (1:4; 8:5, 12). This word-group sometimes has the negative connotations of Crafty or Cunning (cf. Ex.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Prudence, Prudent
PRUDENCE, PRUDENT. The Heb. ˓ārûm is used both in the good sense of sensible (e.g., Prov 14:8, 15, 18; 15:5) and in bad sense of shrewd or crafty (Gen 3:1; Job 5:12–13; 15:5; Ps 83:3). Heb. bı̂n and Gr. synetos, on the other hand, stress an intelligent decision (Prov 16:21; 18:15; Isa 29:14; Mt 11:25;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Prudence, Prudent
PRUDENCE, PRUDENT. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, in all of which there is the underlying meaning of intelligence, understanding, and in the good sense of the word when allied with wisdom (Prov. 8:12).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
PRUDENCE — skill, good judgment, and common sense. Both David and Solomon are described as men of prudence and wisdom (1 Sam. 16:18; 2 Chr. 2:12). The Book of Proverbs has good words for the prudent person (Prov. 1:4; 12:16, 23; 18:15).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
PrudencePrudence is a character trait that describes one’s ability to exercise discretion or careful management. It connotes caution, circumspection, wisdom and discernment—qualities not prominent in most people.Of the seventeen references to prudence in Scripture, fifteen are in the book of Proverbs,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PRUDENCE; PRUDENT<proo’-dens>, <proo’-dent>: In the Old Testament “prudence” is the translation of [עָ֗רמָה, ̀ormah] (Proverbs 8:12); also in the King James Version of [שֶׂכֶל, sekhel] (2 Chronicles 2:12, the Revised Version (British and American) “discretion”); and “prudent” is the translation
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
prudence. A *virtue that entails practical *wisdom or the ability to adapt appropriate means wisely in order to reach a *good or beneficial goal, especially through the exercise of foresight. Prudence was often listed among the *cardinal virtues in classical Greek philosophy, but it has been praised
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
PRUDENCE.—This term has a wider and a narrower reference. It may denote practical saga city, the right choice of means to ends, clear-sighted forecasting of consequences and the shaping of conduct in accordance therewith. This would bring under review the whole of Jesus’ conduct, and His methods of teaching,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Prudence, Prudent
PRUDENCE, prōōʹdens, PRUDENT, prōōʹdent: In the OT “prudence” is the tr of עָרְמָה‎, ‛ormāh (Prov 8:12); also in AV of שֶׂכֶל‎, sekhel (2 Ch 2:12, RV “discretion”); and “prudent” is the tr of עָרוּם‎, ‛ārūm, “subtle” (Prov 12:16, 23; 13:16, etc; cf Gen 3:1; Job 5:12), and of בִּין‎, bīn (1 S 16:18,
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