Exegetical Dictionary

Exegetical Dictionary

In this section we define “Biblical Words and Expressions” through exegesis, which will give you a better understanding of the Scriptures. I hope in the Lord that it is very helpful in your spiritual growth.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

Before we start explaining and defining words from their original languaje, we must define the basic meaning of “Exegesis”:

critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture. synonyms are: interpretation, explanation, exposition, explication.”

1. Definition of the word “Carnal” of Romans 7:14:

The Greek word is “sarkikos” meaning, “Carnal, natural, human.” is used in Rom. 7:14, 15:27, 1 Cor. 3:1-4, 9:11, 2 Cor. 10:4, Heb. 7:16. In this passage implies all instinct and desire of fallen man, who was sold into slavery and under control of the appetites of nature wild animal and also controlled by the evil spiritual forces. It is one that is controlled by the physical senses lives. Remember to consider the context of the passage when interpreting this word.

2. Definition of the word “implanted” used in James 1:21.

The Greek word is “Emphutos” which means “Inherent, Congenital, take root“, only in this passage. The use of this word is that “the scriptures or the truth of God, take root and take control of our being.” This operation begins in our reborn spirit, renews our soul and subdues our carnal desires. It is when the word of God takes “Total Control” of our whole being.

Ephesians 5:26. In Peter 1:23 the word of God is called “Seed”, also in 1 John 3:9. When is “implanted” or “germinates, and born” in the “spirit born again, and from there extends to our soul, is when God begins to” transform our lives. ” It is only when “the seed or seed falls on good ground”, is that it produces “fruit”. Matthew 13:3-30. Rom. 12:2 “Be transformed by the renewing (When the word has taken root) of your mind (soul) ..”.

3. In John 18:37 (KJV) appears the expression “Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king ..“. 

This is a common expression to answer “Yes, that’s right.” I was born to be King and came to this world, to testify to the truth. All those who are of the truth, hears my voice and obey. John 18:37

4. In Isaiah 12:4 says “And in that day you will say ..“.

According to the context of the passage is referring to the “Millennium“, after Israel is completely “restored” under the government messianic (Isaiah 11:11-16), all the events described in Chapter 12 will be fulfilled literally. ”

5. In Malachi 4:5 says: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the day of Jehovah, great and terrible“.

This is the last part of Old Testament prophecy. And concerning the return of the prophet Elijah (not John the Baptist, or some other man) to earth from heaven, before the great coming in glory of the Lord Malachi 4:5-6 (KJV). At that time pass one of the greatest spiritual revivals in the history of mankind. The hearts of parents and children, all sons and relatives, will become one toward another; families will be united in Christ, the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon all flesh, and even Israel (which remains alive for the time to be one-third ) will be saved as a result of the ministry of Elijah and Enoch as noted verses 5-6, and Revelation. 11:3-10, in Acts 2:16-21, Rom. 11:25-29, Isaiah 66:7-8; All these scriptures be fulfilled literally. All that was once curse placed upon earth, shall be lifted with the coming millennial reign of Christ on earth.

6. Zechariah 1:20 says, “Lord shewed me four carpenters.

The Hebrew word for carpenter is “Charash” covering the following meanings: “carpenters, blacksmiths, masons, builders, manufacturers, carvers, among others.” The idea here is “The restoration of Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem under the rule and reign of the Messiah, the forces that spread before will be defeated by” Charash “(carpenters), and the restoration will be complete. They will undone all that the “four horns” of the Gentiles had done (for the time). They (The carpenters, blacksmiths, fabricators, etc. ..) instill “fear and terror” (Hebrew Charad) at 4 horns of the Gentiles (which are the 4 powers / forces of the world / system Gentiles who dispersed the people of Israel). This can apply only;

  • Christ. Matthew 24:29-31, Rev. 19:11-21.
  • Heavenly Angels. Matthew 24:31, 2 Thes. 1:7-10.
  • The resurrected saints. Zechariah 14:5; Jude 14-15, Rev. 19:14.
  • The earthly Israel revived. Zechariah 14:14.

7. In Ecclesiastes 1:1 says, “words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

The word used the original Hebrew text for “Preacher” is “Koheleth” meaning, “Collect something together“, this word means “One that brings a congregation”, the idea is to be wrapped “One speaker (exponent) Publius or in front of an Assembly”, obviously within the context of the Hebrew word “Koheleth”used to “Preacher” in Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, 12, 7:27; 12:8-10.

The term is used seven times in this book, and only 4 times in the New Testament, Rom. 10:14, 1 Tim. 2:7, 2 Tim. 1:11, 2 Peter 2:5. On the other hand the word “preach” is used three times in the Old Testament, Nehemiah 6:7, Isaiah 61:1, Jonah 3:2. And 48 times in the New Testament regarding “Those who communicate the Gospel.” Matthew 4:17, 10:7, 27, 11:1, etc..

The word “preached” (or announced in the past tense) appears only once in the Old Testament Psalm 40:9, whereas in the New Testament appears or is used 60 times. “Preaching” (verb present) is used only once in the Old Testament. Jonah 3:2, and in the New Testament is used 26 times.

8. Job 5:26 says, “in old age will come to the grave, as the sheaf of wheat for harvest time.

The term “Grave” in Hebrew is “qeber” says “The place where the physical body has to go after death, does not imply in any way” Hell “(the Hebrew text, the word Hades is parallel Greek text), where they have to go all human spirits in those days.An individual can have its own “qeber” (Grave), but an individual having their “own” Sheol (place of torment) is never mentioned in the scriptures.



  • Christina Christina June 29, at 13:07

    This information is very helpful. I try to read KJV but it is difficult so I use NLT - or compare one to the other if I am confused about what the words mean. This type of "dictionary" if you will (above) shows that not only are things lost in literal translation, but spiritual translation as well. The definitions do bring encouragement and increase understanding of the Bible and the messages in context. Sometimes the things stated I believed were due to historical differences, but actually are spiritual and have nothing to do with history and our notion of "time" in the earthly sense. Thank you for taking the time to create it... I look forward to our own academia ministerial in central Massachusetts. God Bless you.

    • academia-ministerial academia-ministerial June 29, at 13:49

      Thank you for your comment. Indeed the definition of one word brings more understanding of what the writer meant to say. Some translations changes the original meaning by using synonymous or similar words and by doing that change the whole message. Blessings and thanks for visiting our site!

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