Bible Dictionary and Concordance



eagleA bird of prey that can fly to tremendous heights and has the ability to see great distances. It can soar on the current of the winds but dive to extreme speeds to catch its prey. DTP The disciple is to have wings like an eagle and to fly high above the storms of life, discerning the Lord's truth.and how I bare you on eagles' wings, Ex 19:4earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; Deut 28:49Saul and Jonathan ... were swifter than eagles, 2 Sam 1:23as the eagle that hasteth to the prey. Job 9:26thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Ps 103:5fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Pro 23:5The way of an eagle in the air; Pro 30:19shall mount up with wings as eagles; Isa 40:31Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, Jer 48:40A great eagle with great wings, Eze 17:3there will the eagles be gathered together. Matt 24:28 thither will the eagles be gathered together. Luke 17:37
earA part of the body that was created by God so that man could hear. DTP A famous Greek philosopher said that we were given two ears and one mouth, so that we could listen twice as much as we speak. We are to be quick to hear but slow to speak. With our hearts, we need to come to the place where we can hear the still small voice of God calling us out from this world to do His will here on earth.and wilt give ear to his commandments, Ex 15:26upon the tip of their right ear, Lev 8:24Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; Deut 32:1LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: 2 Kin 19:16 (Isa 37:17)Let thine ear now be attentive, Neh 1:6let now thine ear be attentive Neh 1:11mine ear hath heard and understood it. Job 13:1Give ear to my words, O LORD, Ps 5:1thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: Ps 10:17give ear unto my prayer, that goeth Ps 17:1O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Ps 17:6his ears are open unto their cry. Ps 34:15 (1 Pet 3:12)mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering Ps 40:6Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words Ps 78:1They have ears, but they hear not: Ps 115:6; 135:17my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: Ps 143:1So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, Prov 2:2the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. Prov 18:15The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Prov 20:12Bow down thine ear, and hear the words Prov 22:17so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. Prov 25:12opening the ears, but he heareth not. Isa 42:20Incline your ear, and come unto me: Isa 55:3nor perceived by the ear, Isa 64:4 (1 Cor 2:9)and what ye hear in the ear, Matt 10:27 (Luke 12:3)He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matt 11:15; 13:9, 43 (Mark 4:9, 23; Luke 8:8; 14:35)and their ears are dull of hearing, Matt 13:15 But blessed are ... your ears, for they hear. Matt 13:16and having ears, hear ye not? Mark 8:18Let these sayings sink down into your ears: Luke 9:44their ears are dull of hearing, Acts 28:27not see, and ears that they should not hear Rom 11:8nor ear heard, neither have entered 1 Cor 2:9teachers, having itching ears; 2 Tim 4:3turn away their ears from the truth, 2 Tim 4:4He that hath an ear, let him hear Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22
earthWorld, ground, globe; DTP God created the earth in six days, all that which is in the sea, all that is on the land, all that is in the sky and all that which is in the heaven.God created the heaven and the earth. Gen 1:1and let them have dominion ... over all the earth, Gen 1:26The earth also was corrupt before God, Gen 6:11the waters of the flood were upon the earth. Gen 7:10a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Gen 9:13the whole earth was of one language, Gen 11:1that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. Ex 8:22be declared throughout all the earth. Ex 9:16 (Rom 9:17)know how that the earth is the LORD'S. Ex 9:29the LORD, the LORD of all the earth, Josh 3:13God indeed dwell on the earth? 1 Kin 8:27 (2 Chr 6:18)how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Ps 8:1, 9earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; Ps 24:1 (1 Cor 10:26)wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. Ps 37:9For God is the King of all the earth: Ps 47:7working salvation in the midst of the earth. Ps 74:12JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. Ps 83:18laid the foundation of the earth: Ps 102:25 (Heb 1:10)the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Ps 121:2The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; Prov 3:19the whole earth is full of his glory. Isa 6:3salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa 49:6 (Acts 13:47)the ends of the earth shall see the salvation Isa 52:10I create new heavens and a new earth: Isa 65:17; 66: 22 the earth is my footstool: Isa 66:1 (Acts 7:49)O earth, earth, earth hear the word of the LORD. Jer 22:29that dwell in all the earth; Dan 4:1will shake the heavens, and the earth, Hag 2:6, 21 (Heb 12:26)are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt 5:5Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt Matt 5:13Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or Matt 5:18 (Luke 16:17)Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:10 (Luke 11:2)Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, Matt 6:19bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: Matt 16:19; 18:18if two of you shall agree on earth as touching Matt 18:19O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, Luke 10:21I am come to send fire on the earth; Luke 12:49I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw John 12:32unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8first man is of the earth, earthly; 1 Cor 15:47family in heaven and earth is named, Eph 3:15Set your affection ... not on things on the earth. Col 3:2strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Heb 11:13look for new heavens and a new earth, 2 Pet 3:13power was given ... to take peace from the earth, Rev 6:4And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: Rev 21:1
eastOne of the four directions that one can travel on the earth. There is the North, South, East, and West. North and South have fixed pole; East and West have no such fixed poles. One cannot go east in order to get to west. DTP It is good to know that when we confess our sins they are remembered no more; they are cast away as far as the East is from the the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, Gen 3:24the sea to go back by a strong east wind Ex 14:21As far as the east is from the west, so far Ps 103:12I will bring thy seed from the east, Isa 43:5an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD Hos 13:15we have seen his star in the east, and are come Matt 2:2shall come from the east and west, Matt 8:11as the lightning cometh out of the east, Matt 24:27
EasterThis is a yearly festival that takes place the first Sunday following the first full moon after March 21. Originally it was pagan holiday to honour Eastra or Ostara a Teutonic goddess. DTP For the disciple it is a time when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with many faithful Christians around the world. The original celebration focused on the resurrection of Jesus Christ after He had been cruelly hung and killed on the cross. The word Easter is found in Acts 12:4 but it would have been better to use the word "Passover". Today Easter is filled with many pagan and other secular and religious traditions that have nothing to do with the original remembrance day of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Yet, the fact that many governmental authorities around the world recognize the sacred day is a testament to the superintendence of God over all.
Eastern OrthodoxThis name was given to the Eastern Greek Churches after AD 1054. This was a dividing point known as "The Great Schism". The eastern churches were centered in Constantinople, headed by a patriarch. The western church, which had a pope as its leader, was centered in Rome. There are seven main differences between the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic churches:1. The Orthodox church does not recognize the Roman pope as infallible or as a supreme authority.2. The Orthodox believes that the Holy Spirit proceeds only from the Father; the Catholic believes that He comes from the Father and Son, as clearly stated in the Nicene Creed.3. The Orthodox believes in heaven and hell but not purgatory.4. The Orthodox does not believe in the Immaculate Conception. Note: "Immaculate conception" believers think that Mary's sin were purged away at the Annunciation, suggesting she no longer had a sin nature.5. The Orthodox does not believe in the physical assumption of the virgin Mary ... that she was taken up, both body and spirit, into heaven.6. The Orthodox church priest may marry.7. The Orthodox laity partake of both the wine and unleavened bread during communion.Taken from the Compact Dictionary of Doctrinal Words: Terry L. Miethe, Bethany House Publishing, 1988, p77.
eat /eaten / eatethTo consume or devour, to take in food through the mouth, the action of chewing and breaking up of food for consumption. DTP We often eat several meals a day to give us strength and power to be able to work and think, and to sustain life, but we are also to eat and drink of the word of God. We are to partake through communion a meal that is to remind us of what Christ Jesus has done for us spiritually on the cross.tree of the knowledge ... thou shalt not eat of it: Gen 2:17in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days Gen 3:17sat down to eat and to drink, Ex 32:6 (1 Cor 10:7)saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. Num 11:13The meek shall eat and be satisfied: Ps 22:26the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; Ps 69:9 (John 2:17)the lion shall eat straw like the ox. Isa 11:7eat and drink; for tomorrow Isa 22:13 (1 Cor 15:32)no thought ... what ye shall eat, Matt 6:25 (Luke 12:22)eat; this is my body. Matt 26:26 (Mark 14:22; 1 Cor 11:24)take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. Luke 12:19the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, Luke 15:23may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, Luke 22:30he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 6:58Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. Acts 10:13; 11:7damned if he eat, because he eateth not in faith: Rom 14:23this is not to eat the Lord's supper. 1 Cor 11:20unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to 1 Cor 11:29would not work, neither should he eat. 2 Thes 3:10give to eat of the tree of life, Rev 2:7will I give to eat of the hidden manna, Rev 2:17
ECCLESIASTES, book ofMeans preacher; author is thought to be King Solomon, written around 1015 to 975 BC. The book seems to try to examine life from all possible perspectives; it focuses on two things: 1) true satisfaction can only come from God and 2) we must remember the Creator and that the good things of life all come from Him.
ecclesiologyConcerns the study of the church; ekklesia is the Greek word for "assembly"; one would study this doctrine in all the various aspects including examples such as leadership, body ministry, gifting, fruit, rapture, end times, etc.
EdenOriginal home of God's first created humans, Adam and Eve. It was also the place where Adam and Eve were disobedient to God and ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Because of this sinful act mankind was barred from the Garden of Eden.planted a garden eastward in Eden; Gen 2:8went out of Eden to water the garden; Gen 2:10east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, Gen 3:24will make her wilderness like Eden, Isa 51:3is as the garden of Eden before them, Joel 2:3
edify / edifying /edificationTeaching, to build up, encourage, praise; to help lift up one another emotionally and spiritually in the Lord. DTP The church is to be a place of teaching and building up the disciples of Christ.and things wherewith one may edify another. Rom 14:19his neighbour for his good to edification. Rom 15:2Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 1 Cor 8:1speaketh unto men to edification, 1 Cor 14:3tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth 1 Cor 14:4that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 1 Cor 14:12Let all things be done unto edifying. 1 Cor 14:26the Lord hath given us for edification, 2 Cor 10:8which the Lord hath given me to edification, 2 Cor 13:10for the edifying of the body of Christ Eph 4:12that which is good to the use of edifying, Eph 4:29and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thes 5:11
El / ElohimA Hebrew term that was used to mean Deity. Examples are; El-Elyon (God Most High; Gen 14:18-22), El-Shaddai (God Almighty, Gen 17:1). A word or title that expressed the awesomeness of the one true God the Creator of all heaven and earth.
elder / eldersLeader, overseer, advisor, senior, to be mature, having experience and knowledge. DTP The church is to have elders who can oversee, to know what is happening to the flock of God. They are to provide wisdom, both in equipping and training, so that disciples may mature and produce fruit that will last. They are also to seek God in prayer. Like deacons they too, must meet certain standards before they are set apart for the ministry of eldership in the church (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9).the brother of Japheth the elder, Gen 10:21the elder shall serve the younger. Gen 25:23 (Rom 9:12)Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, Ex 3:16him in the assembly of the elders. Ps 107:32the gates, when he sitteth among the elders Prov 31:23sent it to the elders by the hands of Acts 11:30they had ordained them elders in every church, Acts 14:23received of the church, ... apostles and elders, Acts 15:4to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. Acts 20:17Let the elders that rule well be I Tim 5:17ordain elders in every city, as I had Titus 1:5For by it the elders obtained a good report. Heb 11:2him call for the elders of the church; James 5:14The elders which are among you I exhort, 1 Pet 5:1submit yourselves unto the elder. 1 Pet 5:5I saw four and twenty elders sitting, Rev 4:4
elect / electionAppointment, determination, choice, choose, select, vote, decide. DTP God is calling out to people each day, choosing individuals by His mercy and grace; He sent His Son as one crying out to us in the wilderness (offering salvation), but the decision is still up to each of us.mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; Isa 42:1they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24 (Mark 13:22)shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry Luke 18:7of God according to election might stand, Rom 9:11is a remnant according to the election of grace. Rom 11:5Put on therefore, as the elect of God, Col 3:12brethren beloved, your election of God. 1 Thes 1:4I endure all things for the elect's sakes, 2 Tim 2:10according to the faith of God's elect, Tit 1:1in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, 1 Pet 2:6to make your calling and election sure: 2 Pet 1:10
Elohim / LORD/ LordThis is the most common name for God in the Bible; translated as YAHWEH or LORD from the Hebrew; the self-existent One; the all eternal One; the One Supreme in Authority. In the Greek, the idea is similar (kurios #2962 from kuros), but only the first letter of the word Lord is that the LORD God made the earth Gen 2:4The LORD God of your fathers, Ex 3:15I am the LORD your God. Lev 19:25for the LORD thy God is with thee Josh 1:9the LORD said unto Joshua, This day Josh 5:9praise ye the LORD. Ps 150:6be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, Mal 3:17Prepare ye the way of the Lord, Matt 3:3his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Rom 1:3, 7the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, Eph 1:17The Lord is my helper, and I will not Heb 13:6The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ Rev 22:20
embalm / embalmedPreserve from decay; to prepare the body for burial. In past times it involved anointing the body with oil and spices; the body was then wrapped in linen; today a chemical is injected into the body, removing the blood, preserving the body for a period of time. Examples of preparation of the dead: Mark 15:46; 16:1; John 19:39, 40.the physicians to embalm his father: Gen 50:2and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. Gen 50:26
Emmanuel / ImmanuelEmmanuel; the meaning of this name of Christ is "God with us". DTP For the disciple this name carries so much personal meaning because now the living God, through Jesus Christ, personally indwells our hearts.and they shall call his name Emmanuel, Matt 1:23
empowered / empoweringAuthorize, allow, sanction, official permission. DTP Christ empowers us for service by His Holy Spirit; the disciple becomes empowered through Christ's authority (Matt 10:1 NASB).
encourage / encouragedGive confidence, hearten, cheer, support, exhort. The disciple should have the ministry of lifting up or building up others in the Word of God as a result of the Good News of Christ Jesus' redemptive power.and encourage him, and strengthen him: Deut 3:28but David encouraged himself in the LORD 1 Sam 30:6they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD. 2 Chr 31:4encouraged them to the service of the house 2 Chr 35:2that their hearts may be encouraged, Col 2:2 NKJB
encouragement, gift / exhortation, giftExhort; give confidence, hearten, cheer, support, exhort. DTP To lift or build another up in the Word and in Christ Jesus.Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation /encouragement: Rom 12:8 (NIV)
end / endedFinish, conclusion, termination, close, expiration, completion, final; it is all over, there is nothing more ahead. DTP We need to understand that in God's creation, all things have a beginning and an end. Only God has no beginning or end, but in His creation everything has times and seasons.on the seventh day God ended his work Gen 2:2wickedness of the wicked come to an end; Ps 7:9words to the end of the world. Ps 19:4 (Rom 10:18)to know mine end, and the measure of my days, Ps 39:4the ends of the earth have seen the salvation Ps 98:3of making many books there is no end; Eccl 12:12salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa 49:6 (Acts 13:47)our end is near, our days are fulfilled; Lam 4:18yet the end shall be at the time appointed. Dan 11:27he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matt 10:22but the end is not yet. Matt 24:6 (Mark 13:7; Luke 21:9)and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:33for the end of those things is death. Rom 6:21Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Rev 21:6
end times / end of the worldCan also be known as the "end of the world", a season of time before Christ sets up His new Kingdom.the harvest is the end of the world; Matt 13:39it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:40but now once in the end of the world Heb 9:26But the end of all things is at hand: 1 Pet 4:7
endure / endured / endurethTo be never ending, to continue through all trials and tribulations, able to endure much hardship and sorrow, to be firm, to go on, to carry on through to the end. DTP Disciples need to take on an attitude of endurance as pilgrims here on earth; it will be worth it all when we stand face to face before Jesus Christ. Christ, through the Holy Spirit, will empower us through prayer so that we will be able to endure, not on our own, but in Christ's strength and, then thou shalt be able to endure, Ex 18:23for his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chr 16:34 (Ezra 3:11)But the LORD shall endure for ever: Ps 9:7The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: Ps 19:9weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Ps 30:5the goodness of God endureth continually. Ps 52:1His name shall endure for ever: his name shall Ps 72:17his truth endureth to all generations. Ps 100:5his mercy endure for ever. Ps 106:1 (107:1; 118:1)and his righteousness endureth for ever. Ps 111:3Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; Ps 135:13for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps 136:1, 26but he that endureth to the end Matt 10:22 (24:13; Mark 13:13)endured with much longsuffering Rom 9:22hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Cor 13:7Thou therefore endure hardness, 2 Tim 2:3they will not endure sound doctrine; 2 Tim 4:3watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, 2 Tim 4:5And so, after he had patiently endured, Heb 6:15endured the cross, despising the shame, Heb 12:2Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: James 1:12the word of the Lord endureth for ever. 1 Pet 1:25
enemy / enemiesAdversary, one who actively opposes or is hostile to someone; people who go to war against other peoples. DTP The disciples need to know that we have physical and spiritual enemies who want to destroy and, if possible, kill. The world has seen many disciples of Christ martyred over the last 2000 years and each day more are killed. We are in a battle between as well as directly with Satan who is the ruler of this world. We need to put on the full armour of God and come to the Father to be filled by the power of the Holy Spirit daily. Also, we need to get into the Word of God and ask God in prayer to open up our spiritual eyes and ears, so we can know from where the enemy is attacking.God, which hath delivered thine enemies into Gen 14:20and your enemies shall fall before you Lev 26:8and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Num 10:9let thine enemies be scattered; Num 10:35 (Ps 68:1)LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies Josh 23:1so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 2 Sam 22:4 (Ps 18:3)he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, Ezra 8:31He delivereth me from mine enemies: Ps 18:48a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Ps 23:5a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Ps 61:3Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Ps 68:1my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Ps 110:1 (Matt 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:43; Heb 1:13)And hath redeemed us from our enemies: Ps 136:24If thine enemy be hungry, give him Prov 25:21 (Rom 12:20)I say unto you, Love your enemies, Matt 5:44 (Luke 6:27, 35)For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God Rom 5:10last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1 Cor 15:26Am I therefore become your enemy, Gal 4:16they are the enemies of the cross Phil 3:18Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2 Thes 3:15a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4
engrafted or graftingTo connect, join, link, to splice into another, two becoming connected as one; fruit trees often have branches from other trees grafted into them to produce a better quality fruit; DTP As disciples of Christ we are to be engrafted into Christ Jesus so that we will produce fruit for His glory, in order to show that we are His disciples (John 15:1-11). It is God's ultimate glorious plan that both Jews and Gentiles be grafted into one unit, the Body of Jesus Christ (Rom 11:17-36).receive with meekness the engrafted word, James 1:21

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