Greek Word: και

Today - kai In the Greek: και Pronunciation (Erasmian): kih (long vowel I sound) Definition/approximate English equivalent: (conjunction) and, also, even, indeed, but Example of its use: Matthew 20:19 (Tischendorf): καὶ παραδώσουσιν αὐτὸν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν εἰς τὸ ἐμπαῖξαι καὶ μαστιγῶσαι καὶ σταυρῶσαι, καὶ τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἐγερθήσεται.

Messiah

Dictionary.com noun the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26. (usually lowercase) any expected deliverer. (usually lowercase) a zealous leader of some cause or project. (italics) an oratorio (1742) by George Frideric Handel. Etymonline.com c. 1300, Messias, from Late Latin Messias, from Greek Messias, from Aramaic (Semitic) meshiha and Hebrew mashiah "the anointed" (of the Lord), from mashah "anoint." This is the word rendered in Septuagint as Greek Khristos (see Christ). In Old Testament prophetic writing, it was used of an expected deliverer of the Jewish nation. The modern English form … Continue reading Messiah

Hermeneutics

Dictionary.com noun (used with a singular verb) the science of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures. the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis. Etymonline.com "art of interpretation, the study of exegesis," 1737, from hermeneutic; also see -ics. "interpretive," 1670s, from Latinized form of Greek hermeneutikos "of or for interpreting," from hermeneutes "interpreter," from hermeneuein "to interpret (foreign languages); interpret into words, give utterance to," a word of unknown origin (formerly considered ultimately a derivative of Hermes, as the tutelary … Continue reading Hermeneutics

Exegesis

Dictionary.com noun, plural exegeses [ek-si-jee-seez] (Show IPA) 1. critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible. Etymonline.com 1610s, "explanatory note," from Greek exegesis "explanation, interpretation," from exegeisthai "explain, interpret," from ex "out" (see ex-) + hegeisthai "to lead, guide," from PIE root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (see seek (v.)). Meaning "exposition (of Scripture)" is from 1823. Related: Exegetic; exegetical; exegetically. Discussion/Explanation … Continue reading Exegesis

Torah & Pentateuch

Dictionary.com Torah noun, ( sometimes lowercase) 1. the Pentateuch, being the first of the three Jewish divisions of the OldTestament.Compare Tanach. 2. a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services. 3. the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud. 4. law or instruction. Etymonline.com Torah "the Pentateuch," 1570s, from Hebrew torah, literally "instruction, law," verbal noun from horah "he taught, showed." Pentateuch first five books of the Bible, c. 1400, from Late Latin pentateuchus (Tertullian, c.207), from Greek pentateukhos (c. 160), originally an adjective (abstracted from phrase pentateukhos biblos), from pente "five" (from PIE root *penkwe- "five") + teukhos "implement, vessel, gear" … Continue reading Torah & Pentateuch