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Paradise Tweet Definition of Paradise Like Definition of Paradise on Facebook
proper noun (uncountable)
  1. (religion) Heaven.
  2. (religion) The Garden of Eden.
paralipomenon Tweet Definition of paralipomenon Like Definition of paralipomenon on Facebook
noun
  1. either of the Books of Chronicles in the Old Testament
patriarch Tweet Definition of patriarch Like Definition of patriarch on Facebook
noun
  1. A male leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group.
  2. A founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise.
  3. Abraham, his son Isaac or his grandson Jacob. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarchs_(Bible) see Wikipedia
  4. (Christianity) The highest form of bishop, generally in charge of an ethnic community, but in terms of the pope and the ecumenical patriarch, the former is the Patriarch of the West and the latter is the Patriarch of the East, a divison dating to the Emperor Constantine the Great. The cities of Antioch, Alexandria, and almost as an afterthought, Jerusalem are accorded equal historical if not ecclesial dignity. Any and all other patriarchs, particularly that of the Russian church, are inferior.
  5. (Bible Dictionary) Patriarch is an ordained office in the Melchizedek Priesthood. The fathers from Adam to Jacob were all patriarchs of this kind. The word as used in the Bible seems to denote also a title of honor to early leaders of the Israelites, such as David (Acts 2:29) and the 12 sons of Jacob (Acts 7:8-9). The word is of Greek derivation and means father-ruler; the Hebrew translation simply means father.
peace offering Tweet Definition of peace offering Like Definition of peace offering on Facebook
noun
  1. A religious sacrifice in both Jewish,Christian, and Islamic traditions.
  2. An offering made to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace or reconciliation; an olive branch.
Peter Tweet Definition of Peter Like Definition of Peter on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle of Peter)
  1. (given name, male).
  2. (biblical character) The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. (biblical) The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.
Philemon Tweet Definition of Philemon Like Definition of Philemon on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle to Philemon)
  1. (biblical) A book of the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle of w:Saint Paul, St Paul to a fellow Christian called Philemon.
Philippians Tweet Definition of Philippians Like Definition of Philippians on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle to the Philippians)
  1. (biblical) A book of the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle of w:Saint Paul, St Paul to the Philippians.
Prophets Tweet Definition of Prophets Like Definition of Prophets on Facebook
proper nounthe Prophets
  1. a division of the Old Testament, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve
Prov. Tweet Definition of Prov. Like Definition of Prov. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Proverbs, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
proverb Tweet Definition of proverb Like Definition of proverb on Facebook
noun
  1. A phrase, describing an example of a basic truth, that is transferred to common situations.
Proverbs Tweet Definition of Proverbs Like Definition of Proverbs on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh, being a collection or moral maxims.
Ps. Tweet Definition of Ps. Like Definition of Ps. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Psalms, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
psalm Tweet Definition of psalm Like Definition of psalm on Facebook
noun
  1. A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God.
  2. Especially, one of the hymns by David and others, collected into one book of the Old Testament, or a modern metrical version of such a hymn for public worship.
verb
  1. To extol in psalms; to sing; as, psalming his praises.
psalmist Tweet Definition of psalmist Like Definition of psalmist on Facebook
noun
  1. A composer of psalms
  2. (capitalized) A composer of one of the Biblical Psalms
Psalms Tweet Definition of Psalms Like Definition of Psalms on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
psalter Tweet Definition of psalter Like Definition of psalter on Facebook
noun
  1. The Book of psalm, Psalms. Often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.
  2. Specifically for Anglicans, the Book of Common Prayer which contains the Book of Psalms. For Catholics, the Breviary containing the Psalms arranged for each day of the week.
  3. In the Roman Catholic Church, A rosary consisting of one hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the Psalms.
psaltery Tweet Definition of psaltery Like Definition of psaltery on Facebook
noun (pluralpsalteries)
  1. An ancient musical instrument, similar to a dulcimer or a zither, and played by plucking the strings with the fingers or a plectrum.
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. (Nehemiah 12:27, KJV)

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