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Category Archives: Word Studies
What Is Redemption in the Bible?
This is an easy-to-follow word study in Hebrew and Greek, with all the words transliterated into English. And then redemption and ransom are applied to our lives today.
Word Study on Holiness and Sanctification
This is so important to God. It should be to us too.
Word Study on Hope
In a world filled with despair, we need this gift of God more than ever.
What Is Grace?
It is a widely used (and abused) biblical word. What does it really mean?
What Does ‘Parousia’ Mean?
It is mostly about the Lord’s Second Coming, but it also has other nuances that clarify the definition. What do two Greek lexicons say about it? A nontechnical article.
What Do Words ‘Eternity,’ ‘Eternal’ Fully Mean in the Bible?
This is an old-fashioned look at a Hebrew lexicon and two Greek lexicons, but in an easy-to-read format for nontechnical readers of the Bible. The definitions are wide-ranging and unexpected.
What Is the ‘Anointing’?
Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Neo-Charismatics) use the term all the time, but do we know what it means? What does the Bible say?
What Does ‘Atonement’ Mean?
This is an easy-to-follow study of some key Hebrew and Greek words, all transliterated into English.
What Is Reconciliation in the Bible?
God didn’t move. We did. Now he is wooing us back.
What Is a Biblical Mystery?
It is not defined by what the world system or pagan religions say, nor is it what popular Bible teachers seem to preach.
What Is Righteousness?
It seems confusion dominates discussions about the righteousness of God. Is it imputed? Imparted? When does it mean vindication? Justice? Holiness? Declared not guilty? Putting things right? All of the above? Find out what the Old Testament and New Testament say!
Word Study: Truth
This post is not about modern philosophy. What does the Bible say about this rich word?
Word Study on Forbearance and Patience
Do you need it? Do you dare pray for it? Learn what it means, and you will pray for it in your family and at your job.
Word Study on Covenant
God relates to humankind by covenants (not dispensations). What does the term mean?
Word Study: Knowledge
The original words are very rich. Most deeply and richly of all, we can know God personally.
Word Study: Wisdom
It is possible to have too much love (doormat), too much grace (licentious or antinomian) or too much law (legalism), but it is not possible to have too much wisdom.
Word Study on Faith and Faithfulness
Faith, faithful and believing come from the same Greek word group. Let’s learn about them together in simple English.
Word Study on Joy
What are the differences between happiness and joy and blessedness? Are the differences all that strong?
Word Study on Kindness
The Spirit needs to develop it in us.
Word Study on Peace
Do you have high anxiety or panic attacks? Read this post and look for God’s promises.
Word Study on Goodness and Good
If we all practiced goodness, the world would be a better place. What does the Bible teach?
Word Study on Judgment
What does the Bible really say about the judge and his judgment? Let’s do an old-fashioned biblical word study.
Word Study on Self-Control
This virtue is needed in the believer’s life. Without it, we are chaotic.
Word Study on Praise and Worship
Lots of key Hebrew and Greek words, all spelled out in simple English, easy to follow. Under each word are practical applications.
Word Study on ‘Loves’
There are several words for love in the New Testament, we briefly look at them, but first focus on agapē.
Word Study on Spirit, Soul, and Body
Here are the key terms, in easy-to-read Hebrew and Greek, spelled out in English.
Word Study on Salvation
Various Hebrew and Greek words are looked at in this post. They are spelled out in English. One issue covered here: Is healing included in the key Greek words?
Word Study on Repentance
The word is often brushed over lightly. Here is an easy-to-follow article with Hebrew and Greek spelled out for you in English.
Bible Basics about Sin: Word Studies
It’s a word that is unpopular today, but it is thoroughly biblical and accurate about human nature. This post is full of easy-to-follow word studies. A solution is offered!
Here is a list of the principal works referenced or used at this site. More will be added as time goes on, so please check back.