Glossary of Terms


A preacher.
Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization or government of the church.
To instruct and improve the mind in knowledge generally,and particularly in moral and religious knowledge, in faith and holiness. 1st Thessalonians 5.
Verb: In theology, to designate, choose or select as an object of mercy or favor.
Adjective: In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal life; predestined in the divine counsels.
Noun: 1) One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ. 2) Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestined to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect.
Hemorrhoids; piles; a dilatation of the veins about the rectum, with a discharge of blood.
Contest; contention; strife; competition; rivalry accompanied with a desire of depressing another. Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
Of Egyptian derivation; an ephah or measure for grain; hence, a measure in general — ephah, (diverse) measure(-s).
A part of the sacerdotal habit among Jews, being a covering for the back and breast, held together on the shoulders by two clasps or brooches of onyx stones set in gold, and fastened by a girdle of the same stuff as the ephod. The ephod for the priests was of plain linen; that for the high priest was richly embroidered in colors. The breastplate of the high priest was worn upon the ephod in front. Exodus 28:6-12.
A writing sent to one or more persons; a written communication; a letter.
1) To see at a distance; to have the first sight of a thing remove.
2) To see or discover something intended to be hid, or in a degree concealed and not very visible; as, to espy a man in a crowd, or a thief in a wood.
3) To discover unexpectedly. Genesis 42.
4) To inspect narrowly; to examine and make discoveries. Joshua 14.
5) To look narrowly; to look about; to watch. Jeremiah 48.
To try; to attempt; to endeavor; to exert one's power or faculties, or to make an effort to perform anything.
Literally, to curse; to denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil on; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments to a good deed or to any laudable conduct or course of action.
To reason earnestly with a person, on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to desist, or to make redress; followed by with.
1) To pull or pluck up by the roots; to root out; to eradicate; to destroy totally; as, to extirpate weeds or noxious plants from a field.
2) To eradicate; to root out; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate error or heresy; to extirpate a sect. Matthew 15:13.