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IMPORTANT: Easton's Bible Dictionary is NOT exegetical, and can be counter to the scriptural or Hebrew and Greek definitions of words.
150 Years ago you couldn't be a Pastor anywhere in the world unless you were fluent in Hebrew..... Even in the so-called "Dark Ages" everyone had a local Priest who could speak, read and write in at least 2 languages, who taught out of a Latin Bible. How far have we fallen in word definitions! DO YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD OR BELIEVE IN THE OPPOSITE?
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Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, Complete and Unabridged (Every pastor uses or recommends this for their congregation) It's the main tool every Christian should have in their library along with a good Lexicon to get full definitions. Beware, using just Strong's alone without a Lexicon will not give you full definitions of many words since it's not meant to do the function of a Lexicon.
You will need some of the following books to render in-depth research beyond the scope of Strong's Concordance: (Most of which are included in several computer programs such as PC Study Bible and online at HERE for FREE ACCESS)
1. The New Englishman's Greek Concordance and Lexicon of the New Testament, by Wigram-Green *These two books by Wigram-Green are what Strong's concordance is based upon. Every word in the bible is listed by (the original Greek and Hebrew)Strongs# rather than by English translation. You cannot miss the bible's definition of a word with this tool. You can see how the original word is used every time throughout the bible. This research tool makes any user blow away most any pastor these days.*
2. The New Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament, by Wigram-Green
3. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament by Thayers
4. Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament by Gesenius
5. Interlinear Greek and English by Berry
7. Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words Keyed to Strong's Reference Numbers
You can also order the KJV "Hebrew Greek Key Study bible" which has built-in lexicons and Strong's numbering within the actual text of King James, or if you prefer you can also get it in New American Standard. (we reccomend King James Version)
We know you can always use the bible as it's own lexicon and use the word to interpret the word, however, but these are shortcuts for all who are wise to make quick use of. Thank You for using our online searchable Strong's concordance and dictionary.
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The first keys are finding what the bible's definition of a word is in scripture, not in 21st Century word definitions or MAJORITY Religious Doctrines in the broad path which leadeth to destruction. These tools help you see how the original word is used through the entire text of scripture, thus render the BIBLE'S Definition of a word since we live by Every Word and not by bread alone.
Easton's (UnBiblical and sometimes FALSE) Bible Dictionary
Eleazar God has helped. (1.) The third son of Aaron (Exo 6:23). His wife, a daughter of Putiel, bore him Phinehas (Exo 6:25). After the death of Nadab and Abihu (Lev 10:12; Num 3:4) he was appointed to the charge of the sanctuary (Num 3:32). On Mount Hor he was clothed with the sacred vestments, which Moses took from off his brother Aaron and put upon him as successor to his father in the high priest's office, which he held for more than twenty years (Num 20:25). He took part with Moses in numbering the people (Num 26:3, Num 26:4), and assisted at the inauguration of Joshua. He assisted in the distribution of the land after the conquest (Jos 14:1). The high-priesthood remained in his family till the time of Eli, into whose family it passed, till it was restored to the family of Eleazar in the person of Zadok (Sa1 2:35; compare Kg1 2:27). "And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son" (Jos 24:33). The word here rendered "hill" is Gibeah, the name of several towns in Palestine which were generally on or near a hill. The words may be more suitably rendered, "They buried him in Gibeah of Phinehas", i.e., in the city of Phinehas, which has been identified, in accordance with Jewish and Samaritan traditions, with Kefr Ghuweirah = 'Awertah , about 7 miles north of Shiloh, and a few miles south-east of Nablus. "His tomb is still shown there, overshadowed by venerable terebinths." Others, however, have identified it with the village of Gaba or Gebena of Eusebius, the modern Khurbet Jibia, 5 miles north of Guphna towards Nablus. (2.) An inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who was "sanctified" to take charge of the ark, although not allowed to touch it, while it remained in the house of his father Abinadab (Sa1 7:1, Sa1 7:2; compare Num 3:31; Num 4:15). (3.) The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the three most eminent of David's thirty-seven heroes (Ch1 11:12) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (Sa2 23:9, Sa2 23:16). (4.) A son of Phinehas associated with the priests in taking charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the Exile (Ezr 8:33). (5.) A Levite of the family of Merari (Ch1 23:21, Ch1 23:22).
Election of Grace The Scripture speaks (1.) of the election of individuals to office or to honour and privilege, e.g., Abraham, Jacob, Saul, David, Solomon, were all chosen by God for the positions they held; so also were the apostles. (2.) There is also an election of nations to special privileges, e.g., the Hebrews (Deu 7:6; Rom 9:4). (3.) But in addition there is an election of individuals to eternal life (Th2 2:13; Eph 1:4; Pe1 1:2; Joh 13:18). The ground of this election to salvation is the good pleasure of God (Eph 1:5, Eph 1:11; Mat 11:25, Mat 11:26; Joh 15:16, Joh 15:19). God claims the right so to do (Rom 9:16, Rom 9:21). It is not conditioned on faith or repentance, but is of sovereign grace (Rom 11:4; Eph 1:3). All that pertain to salvation, the means (Eph 2:8; Th2 2:13) as well as the end, are of God (Act 5:31; Ti2 2:25; Co1 1:30; Eph 2:5, Eph 2:10). Faith and repentance and all other graces are the exercises of a regenerated soul; and regeneration is God's work, a "new creature." Men are elected "to salvation," "to the adoption of sons," "to be holy and without blame before him in love" (Th2 2:13; Gal 4:4, Gal 4:5; Eph 1:4). The ultimate end of election is the praise of God's grace (Eph 1:6, Eph 1:12). (See PREDESTINATION.)
Elect lady To whom the Second Epistle of John is addressed (Jo2 1:1). Some think that the word rendered "lady" is a proper name, and thus that the expression should be "elect Kyria."
El-elohe-Isreal Mighty one; God of Israel, the name which Jacob gave to the alter which he erected on the piece of land where he pitched his tent before Shechem, and which he afterwards purchased from the sons of Hamor (Gen 33:20).
Elements In its primary sense, as denoting the first principles or constituents of things, it is used in Pe2 3:10 : "The elements shall be dissolved." In a secondary sense it denotes the first principles of any art or science. In this sense it is used in Gal 4:3, Gal 4:9; Col 2:8, Col 2:20, where the expressions, "elements of the world," "week and beggarly elements," denote that state of religious knowledge existing among the Jews before the coming of Christ, the rudiments of religious teaching. They are "of the world," because they are made up of types which appeal to the senses. They are "weak," because insufficient; and "beggarly," or "poor," because they are dry and barren, not being accompanied by an outpouring of spiritual gifts and graces, as the gospel is.
Elephant Not found in Scripture except indirectly in the original Greek word ( elephantinos ) translated "of ivory" in Rev 18:12, and in the Hebrew word ( shenhabim , meaning "elephant's tooth") rendered "ivory" in Kg1 10:22 and Ch2 9:21.
Elhanan Whom God has graciously bestowed. (1.) A warrior of the time of David famed for his exploits. In the Authorized Version (Sa2 21:19) it is recorded that "Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath." The Revised Version here rightly omits the words "the brother of." They were introduced in the Authorized Version to bring this passage into agreement with Ch1 20:5, where it is said that he "slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath." Goliath the Gittite was killed by David (1 Sam. 17). The exploit of Elhanan took place late in David's reign. (2.) The son of Dodo, and one of David's warriors (Sa2 23:24).
Eli (1.) Ascent - the high priest when the ark was at Shiloh (Sa1 1:3, Sa1 1:9). He was the first of the line of Ithamar, Aaron's fourth son (Ch1 24:3; compare Sa2 8:17), who held that office. The office remained in his family till the time of Abiathar (Kg1 2:26, Kg1 2:27), whom Solomon deposed, and appointed Zadok, of the family of Eleazar, in his stead (Kg1 2:35). He acted also as a civil judge in Israel after the death of Samson (Sa1 4:18), and judged Israel for forty years. His sons Hophni and Phinehas grossly misconducted themselves, to the great disgust of the people (Sa1 2:27). They were licentious reprobates. He failed to reprove them so sternly as he ought to have done, and so brought upon his house the judgment of God (Sa1 2:22; Sa1 3:18). The Israelites proclaimed war against the Philistines, whose army was encamped at Aphek. The battle, fought a short way beyond Mizpeh, ended in the total defeat of Israel. Four thousand of them fell in "battle array". They now sought safety in having the "ark of the covenant of the Lord" among them. They fetched it from Shiloh, and Hophni and Phinehas accompanied it. This was the first time since the settlement of Israel in Canaan that the ark had been removed from the sanctuary. The Philistines put themselves again in array against Israel, and in the battle which ensued "Israel was smitten, and there was a very great slaughter." The tidings of this great disaster were speedily conveyed to Shiloh, about 20 miles distant, by a messenger, a Benjamite from the army. There Eli sat outside the gate of the sanctuary by the wayside, anxiously waiting for tidings from the battle-field. The full extent of the national calamity was speedily made known to him: "Israel is fled before the Philistines, there has also been a great slaughter among the people, thy two sons Hophni and Phinehas are dead, and the ark of God is taken" (Sa1 4:12). When the old man, whose eyes were "stiffened" (i.e., fixed, as of a blind eye unaffected by the light) with age, heard this sad story of woe, he fell backward from off his seat and died, being ninety and eight years old. (See ITHAMAR.) (2.) Heb. eli , "my God", (Mat 27:46), an exclamation used by Christ on the cross. Mark (Mar 15:34), as usual, gives the original Aramaic form of the word, Eloi.
Eliab To whom God is father. (1.) A Reubenite, son of Pallu (Num 16:1, Num 16:12; Num 26:8, Num 26:9; Deu 11:6). (2.) A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness (Num 1:9; Num 2:7). (3.) The son of Jesse, and brother of David (Sa1 16:6). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to fight Goliath (Sa1 17:28). (4.) One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his stronghold in the wilderness (Ch1 12:9).
Eliada Whom God cares for. (1.) One of David's sons born after his establishment in Jerusalem (Sa2 5:16). (2.) A mighty man of war, a Benjamite (Ch2 17:17). (3.) An Aramite of Zobah, captain of a marauding band that troubled Solomon (Kg1 11:23).