Bible Dictionary and Concordance



madeCreated, formed, brought into existence; past tense for "make". The Creator God formed and brought into existence all things in heaven and on earth. As humans, we can take raw materials and manufacture them into some type of product.
Magi, wise menWise men that came from the east after seeing a star in the heaven; their goal was to find a certain baby who would be King of the Jews. After finding him they presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. See Matt 2:1-12.
magnify / magnifiedTo lift up, to see more clearly, to enlarge or intensify, to make more important in one's eye. DTP A term often used concerning how the disciple needs to see and understand God, making God the focal point of all things in life.
majestyGrandeur, One who is of supreme greatness and authority, a title given to a king or queen. DTP A word that describes the awesomeness of God. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. There is none above Him; He is the all magnificent One, Creator of heaven and earth.
major prophetsThe Old Testament (the Hebrew Scriptures) in which are included the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel.
make / maker / MakerTo create, to form, to bring into existence. DTP The Creator God formed and brought into existence all things in heaven and on earth. Man can take these raw materials and manufacture them into some type of product. God created all things from nothing; He brought all things in heaven and earth into being.
MALACHI, book ofThe book was written around the same time as Ezra and Nehemiah. It is the last book of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament). Malachi delivered his message of judgment to a Judean audience familiar with worshipping at the temple in Jerusalem. The people of Judah had turned away from the true worship of the Lord, leaving themselves under judgment and in need of salvation.
maleA boy or man. The Scriptures give specific responsibilities to men; they are accountable for the nurturing of children in the fear of God. Males (usually the eldest son) carried the birthright of the family heritage.
malice / maliciousnessSpite, meanness, cruelty, unkindness, the desire to hurt someone, either physically and emotionally. To hurt another by one's actions or words.
mammonThe word is used to represent money and wealth that people may have acquired. It can become a stumbling block or a wall between man and God. It can cause man to focus and trust on his wealth rather than on God who is the true provider of all things.
manGentleman, guy, chap, male. The sex that has the ability to father young by fertilizing the female. The Scriptures gave specific responsibilities to man; they are accountable for the nurturing of children in the fear of God. Males (usually the eldest son) carried the birthright of the family heritage. (See the word male).
man of GodOne who is a follower and a believer in the Creator of all heaven and earth, one who is loyal and obedient to the Word of God. DTP A disciple of Jesus Christ, a follower of the truth and teaching of Jesus Christ, having committed his life to Him as his Lord and Saviour.
man of sinOne who has desired to follow after his own desires, rejecting the ways of God and His Word. Also can refer to the one who has led the world down a pathway of death and destruction, the antichrist.
manifest / manifested / manifestationEvidence, to show, to make known, to reveal, visible.
mankindThe human race ... all people; the overall population of the world.
mannaAn edible substance that God provided for the Jewish people in the wilderness for over forty years. Manna was to be collected each day and, on the day before the Sabbath, enough for two days could be collected. This made the people dependent on God for their daily bread. There was also a small portion kept in the Ark of the Covenant as a testimony to God's provision for His people.
manuscriptThe original writings of an author; something that is first composed and later put into print. The authors of the Scriptures, being led by the Holy Spirit of God, penned the original books of the Bible. "For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21 NIV)
MaranathaThis word is made up of two Greek words "marana-tha" which translated would mean "Our Lord, come". DTP The believer in Christ looks forward to the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
mark of the beastThis is a symbol that will be placed on humans in the last days, identifying them as to who they are, and to whom they have pledged allegiance; the mark will allow them to buy and sell. It is thought that this mark will contain the numbers "666". "This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666." (Rev 13:18 NIV). We are told that it will be placed on the head and right hand of the unbeliever.
MARK, Gospel book ofThis book is thought to have been written by John Mark around 56 to 65 AD. It is the second book in the New Testament and the second book of the Gospel section. The book primarily focus on the things Jesus did and places where He went. Some distinctives in this book:
marriage / marryMatrimony, wedlock, wedding, nuptials, recognized union of spouses, the binding of one man and one woman together through the making of vows and a covenant with each other. It is not to be broken. Marriage was, and is, to be a union where the two become one under God, a coming together emotionally, physically and spiritually.
marriage supper of the LambIt is the first major event that will take place in heaven when all believers (the church) will join together with Christ and be present with the Father as Christ's bride. This will be a victory celebration and, for the first time, the people present will never again experience suffering and pain; the chains of sin will have been completely broken, and death will be no more.
martyr / martyrsThe word means "testimony". It is the giving up of one's life based on faith in God; the martyr's life is taken by another with the hope of destroying their commitment to God. Acts of martyrdom were often the seed that caused the church of Jesus Christ to grow. Martyrdom is still very prominent around the world today where people and nations are trying to annihilate all vestiges of faith in Jesus Christ.
Master / master / mastersOne who is in charge or oversees the activities of another person. They have direct control over that person either through work or through ownership. This word can be also be ascribed to one who has mastered a particular trade or skill.
masterbuilderThe head builder at a job site, the architect or the head planner of a building. An overseer of other builders.