corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.10.23
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Servant

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

sûr´vant ( עבד , ‛ebhedh ; δοῦλος , doúlos ): A very common word with a variety of meanings, all implying a greater or less degree of inferiority and want of freedom: (1) The most frequent usage is as the equivalent of "slave" (which see), with its various shades in position ( Genesis 9:25 ; Genesis 24:9 ; Exodus 21:5 ; Matthew 10:24 ; Luke 17:7 , and often); but also a hired workman where "hired servant" translates Hebrew and Greek expressions which differ from the above. (2) An attendant in the service of someone, as Joshua was the "servant" the Revised Version (British and American) "minister" of Moses (Numbers 11:28 ). (3) As a 'term of respectful self-depreciation referring to one's self, "thy servant." or "your servant" is used in place of the personal pronoun of the first person: (a ) in the presence of superiors (Genesis 19:2 ; Genesis 32:18 , and often); (b ) in addressing the Supreme Being (1 Samuel 3:9 ; Psalm 19:11 ; Psalm 27:9 ; Luke 2:29 , and often). (4) Officials of every grade are called the "servants" of kings, princes, etc. (1 Samuel 29:3 ; 2 Samuel 16:1 ; 1 Kings 11:26 ; Proverbs 14:35 , and often). (5) The position of a king in relation to his people (1 Kings 12:7 ). (6) One who is distinguished as obedient and faithful to God or Christ (Joshua 1:2 ; 2 Kings 8:19 ; Daniel 6:20 ; Colossians 4:12 ; 2 Timothy 2:24 ). (7) One who is enslaved by sin (John 8:34 ).


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Servant'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/s/servant.html. 1915.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Serug
Next Entry
Servant of Yahweh (the Lord)
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology