The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary by Tremper III Longman

By Tremper III Longman

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is helping you learn the Bible with elevated realizing and self assurance, supplying easy accessibility to articles on humans, areas, issues, and occasions in Scripture, no matter if they just look in one verse. it really is entire, with huge cross-referencing to comparable articles; it comprises authoritative articles at the books of the Bible; and it offers a prepared connection with up to date scholarship from bible study, archaeology, geography, heritage, and theology with extra than

•1,700 full-color pages,
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•5,000 articles by way of best evangelical students.

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Acts reveals that the key issue for Christians is learning to experience and follow God’s Holy Spirit, who enables believers to be bold in their witness for Christ, generous in their physical and spiritual support of each other, and effective in their ministries. Acts consistently reveals that one’s joy, power, and purpose come from the Holy Spirit. According to Acts, learning to follow and depend upon God’s Holy Spirit is the key to having a healthy church. Acts also shows that the Holy Spirit produces a unique community life characterized by worship, generosity, blessing, and unity.

The step of disobedience taken in consuming fruit from the forbidden tree had dire consequences for the relationships between men and women, humankind and creation, and humankind and God. The fall, however, did not eliminate the reality that humankind is still in the image of God and capable of continued relationship with him (5:1–3). Other OT passages rely on Adam for purposes of genealogy (Gen. 5:4; 1 Chron. 1:1) but also begin to highlight some theological conceptions of him that would become significant in his description elsewhere in Scripture.

21:1–9). Sometimes ablutions were performed as a means of preparing a person for an activity of heightened importance. The priests of the OT underwent such cleansings, though they were not impure in the usual sense of the word (Exod. 30:19–21). The imagery communicated by such practices expressed the extreme holiness necessary to serve God and his people. Indeed, the sense of holiness and purity that pervaded the sacred rites of the OT was a major motivation for all levels of ablutions. For these heightened moments, however, the biblical record goes into extra detail concerning the process by which one could be washed.

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