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Prophet (definition)

Prophet [from Latin propheta, from Greek prophetes (Doric prophatas) “an interpreter, spokesman,” mainly of God, “inspired preacher or teacher,” from pro “before” (from PIE root *per- “forward,” hence “in front of, before”) + root of phanai “to speak,” from PIE root *bha- “to speak, tell, say.”] The Greek word was used in Septuagint (LXX) for  Full Article…

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Canonical (definition)

Canonical adjective [noun] (from the Greek κανών, kanón, “rule”) belonging to a particular canon of reference. 1 Conforms to the rule, to tradition. Synonyms: authorized, accepted, approved, recognized. For example: follow the canonical procedure. 2 In conformity with the canons of the Catholic Church: canon law. 3 Referred to a Sacred Text, included in the  Full Article…

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Secular (definition)

Secular: Not connected with religious or spiritual matters. Generally used as opposite of sacred, describe things that have no connection with religion. Example: He spoke about preserving the country as a secular state. …secular and religious education. 2Christian Church (of clergy) not subject to or bound by religious rule; not belonging to or living in  Full Article…

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Numinous (definition)

Numinous (/ˈnjuːmɪnəs/) is an English adjective, derived from the Latin numen, meaning “arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring”. Origin: Numinous is an English adjective, derived in the 17th century from the Latin numen, that is (especially in ancient Roman religion) a “deity or spirit presiding over a thing or space”. Meaning “denoting or  Full Article…

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Atonement (definition)

Atonement (also atoning, to atone) is the concept of a person taking action to correct previous sins or wrongdoing on their part, either through direct action to undo the consequences of that act, equivalent action to do good for others, or some other expression of feelings of remorse. From the Middle English attone or atoon  Full Article…

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Avenger of blood (definition)

Avenger of blood (Hebrew “go’el”): The Hebrew name for the clansman, “next of kin,” upon whom devolved the duties: (1) of avenging, on the person of the murderer, the blood of a murdered kinsman—in this capacity the more specific term “go’el ha-dam” (blood-avenger) was generally used—and (2) of redeeming the property or the person of  Full Article…

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