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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?
*******Recommended Materials for In-Depth Research of Scripture*********
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
Grace (1.) Of form or person (Pro 1:9; Pro 3:22; Psa 45:2). (2.) Favour, kindness, friendship (Gen 6:8; Gen 18:3; Gen 19:19; Ti2 1:9). (3.) God's forgiving mercy (Rom 11:6; Eph 2:5). (4.) The gospel as distinguished from the law (Joh 1:17; Rom 6:14; Pe1 5:12). (5.) Gifts freely bestowed by God; as miracles, prophecy, tongues (Rom 15:15; Co1 15:10; Eph 3:8). (6.) Christian virtues (Co2 8:7; Pe2 3:18). (7.) The glory hereafter to be revealed (Pe1 1:13).
Grace, Means of An expression not used in Scripture, but employed (1.) to denote those institutions ordained by God to be the ordinary channels of grace to the souls of men. These are the Word, Sacraments, and Prayer. (2.) But in popular language the expression is used in a wider sense to denote those exercises in which we engage for the purpose of obtaining spiritual blessing; as hearing the gospel, reading the Word, meditation, self-examination, Christian conversation, etc.
Graft The process of inoculating fruit-trees (Rom 11:17). It is peculiarly appropriate to olive-trees. The union thus of branches to a stem is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church.
Grain Used, in Amo 9:9, of a small stone or kernel; in Mat 13:31, of an individual seed of mustard; in Joh 12:24, Co1 15:37, of wheat. The Hebrews sowed only wheat, barley, and spelt; rye and oats are not mentioned in Scripture.
Grape The fruit of the vine, which was extensively cultivated in Palestine. Grapes are spoken of as "tender" (Sol 2:13, Sol 2:15), "unripe" (Job 15:33), "sour" (Isa 18:5), "wild" (Isa 5:2, Isa 5:4). (See Rev 14:18; Mic 7:1; Jer 6:9; Eze 18:2, for figurative use of the word.) (See VINE.)
Grass (1.) Heb. hatsir , ripe grass fit for mowing (Kg1 18:5; Job 40:15; Psa 104:14). As the herbage rapidly fades under the scorching sun, it is used as an image of the brevity of human life (Isa 40:6, Isa 40:7; Psa 90:5). In Num 11:5 this word is rendered "leeks." (2.) Heb. deshe' , green grass (Gen 1:11, Gen 1:12; Isa 66:14; Deu 32:2). "The sickly and forced blades of grass which spring up on the flat plastered roofs of houses in the East are used as an emblem of speedy destruction, because they are small and weak, and because, under the scorching rays of the sun, they soon wither away" (Kg2 19:26; Psa 129:6; Isa 37:27). The dry stalks of grass were often used as fuel for the oven (Mat 6:30; Mat 13:30; Luk 12:28).
Grasshopper Belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae. This insect is not unknown in Palestine. In Jdg 6:5; Jdg 7:12; Job 39:30; Jer 46:23, where the Authorized Version has "grasshopper," the Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word ( 'arbeh ) by "locust." This is the case also in Amo 7:1; Nah 3:17, where the Hebrew word gob is used; and in Lev 11:22; Num 13:33; Ecc 12:5; Isa 40:22, where hagab is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably "locust" (q.v.).
Grate A network of brass for the bottom of the great altar of sacrifice (Exo 27:4; Exo 35:16; Exo 38:4, Exo 38:5, Exo 38:30).
Grave Among the ancient Hebrews graves were outside of cities in the open field (Luk 7:12; Joh 11:30). Kings (Kg1 2:10) and prophets (Sa1 25:1) were generally buried within cities. Graves were generally grottoes or caves, natural or hewn out in rocks (Isa 22:16; Mat 27:60). There were family cemeteries (Gen 47:29; Gen 50:5; Sa2 19:37). Public burial-places were assigned to the poor (Jer 26:23; Kg2 23:6). Graves were usually closed with stones, which were whitewashed, to warn strangers against contact with them (Mat 23:27), which caused ceremonial pollution (Num 19:16). There were no graves in Jerusalem except those of the kings, and according to tradition that of the prophetess Huldah.
Graven Image Deu 27:15; Psa 97:7 (Heb. pesel ), refers to the household gods of idolaters. "Every nation and city had its own gods. Yet every family had its separate household or tutelary god."