Abdominal Mat: Abdominal mats compliment the full range of motion necessary to work the entire abdominal muscle group. Crunch exercises and most equipment fall short of the AbMat! It improves a variety of exercises that isolate upper and/or lower abs, as well as the obliques and lower back muscles. The AbMat features a safe, comfortable design contoured to your lower back to provide support and to help prevent injury.
 A.I.D.S. | H.I.V. : Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or H.I.V., is the virus that causes A.I.D.S.. H.I.V./A.I.D.S. weakens a person’s ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An H.I.V. test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of A.I.D.S. H.I.V. (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) attacks the body’s white blood cells – specifically a subset called CD4 or helper T cells. This attack allows opportunistic infections to take advantage of a weakened immune system, and can lead to illnesses, cancers, or neurological problems.
 Analytic:¬†an-l-it-ik Function[ adjective ] Etymology: Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from analyein 1: of or relating to analysis or analytics; especially : separating 2: being a proposition [as “no bachelor is married”] whose truth is evident from the meaning of the words it contains–compare.
 Animistic:‘a-n&-“mi-z&m Function[ noun ] Etymology: German Animismus, from Latin anima soul 1: A doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit. 2: Attribution of conscious life to objects in and phenomena of nature or to inanimate objects 3: belief in the existence of spirits separable of spirits separable from bodies
 Apologetics:¬†uh-pol-uh-jet-iks Function[ noun plural but singular or plural in construction ] 1: systematic argumentative discourse in defense [as of a doctrine] 2: a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity ‘a-n&-“mi-z&m [ noun ] 1: A doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial
 Austerity:¬†aw-ster-i-tee Function[ noun ] Inflected From(s):plural-ties 1: the quality or state of being austere 2: a : an austere act, manner, or attitude b: an ascetic practice 3: enforced or extreme economy ‘a-n&-“mi-z&m [ noun ] 1: A doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit.
 Arcing:¬†BSBM Crosstrain is form of CrossFit ‚Äúsquatting‚ÄĚ. Arcing is meant to aid in thee correction of posture while adding strength to my legs, back and abdominal structure. Thee title ‚ÄúArching‚ÄĚ was inspired by thee path made while moving above and below thee horizon line as observed by thee study of celestial bodies such as thee sun.
 Believe:¬†b…™ňąliňźv Function [ noun ]
1: to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully. 2:to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to. 3. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person). 4. to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation: The fugitive is believed to be headed for the Mexican border. 5. to suppose or assume; understand (usually followed by a noun clause): I believe that he has left town.
 Blasphemy: blas-fuh-mee Function [ noun ]
1: impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. 2:Judaism a.an act of cursing or reviling God b.pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of using a substitute pronunciation such as Adonai. 3. Theology . the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God. 4. irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.: He uttered blasphemies against life itself.
 Calcium: a silver-white bivalent metallic element that is an alkaline earth metal, occurs only in combination, and is an essential constituent of most plants and animals.
 Carnivore:Carnivore, any member of the mammalian order Carnivora (literally, ‚Äúflesh devourers‚ÄĚ in Latin), comprising more than 270 species. Carnivores are also called predators and they are normally larger than their prey species, although some of the largest carnivores prey on even larger species.
 Cessation:¬†se-‘sA-sh&n Function[ noun ] Etymology: Middle English cessacioum, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay be idle–more at CEASE 1: a temporary or final ceasing [as of action] :STOP
 Chronos:¬†khron’-os of uncertain derivation; a space of time (in general, and thus properly distinguished from 2540, which designates a fixed or special occasion; and from 165, which denotes a particular period) or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay:–+ years old, season, space, (X often-)time(-s), (a) while.
 Chronotribeo:¬†khron-ot-rib-eh’-o from a presumed compound of 5550 and the base of 5147; to be a time-wearer, i.e. to procrastinate (linger):–spend time.
 Cognitive:ňąk√§g-n…ô-tiv Function[ adjective ] 1: of , relating to, or involving cognition
 Credulity:¬†kri-‘du-l&-te, -‘dyu- Function [ noun ] 1: readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence
 Cro-Magnon:¬†1: a: An early form of modern human of Europe in the late Paleolithic Era.
 Crossfit | A Theoretical Heirarchy of Development:¬†Thee CrossFit Training Guide states that thee theoretical hierarchy exists for the development of an athlete. It starts with nutrition and moves to metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, and finally sport. This hierarchy largely reflects foundational dependence, skill, and to some degree, time ordering of development. The logical flow is from molecular foundations, cardiovascular sufficiency, body control, external object control, and ultimately mastery and application. This model has greatest utility in analyzing athletes‚Äô shortcomings or difficultie
 Decorum:¬†di-‘kor-&m, -‘kor- Function[ noun ] Etymology: Latin, from neuter of decorus 1: literary and dramatic propriety : FITNESS 2: propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance 3: ODERLINESS 4: plural: the conventions of polite behavior
 BSBM Degrees:¬†Thee 5 elements of BSBM Crosstrain contain 3 degrees of preparation leading to thee completions of each of the separate elements. Degree 1 is titled Game and requires adherence to goals based in cronus. Game, thee degree is the least restrictive and occupies 33.33% of thee entire method of measuring ones completion rate while participating in thee BSBM Crosstrain system.¬†Hunt, thee degree requires thee most discipline and thee success rate is largely gauged in thee acquisition and retention of knowledge gained by reading and thee wisdom earned by thee practice of applicating thee theories found within said knowledge obtained while occupying another 33.33 % of thee three degrees of completion in thee BSBM Crosstrain system.
Degree 3: is titled Life and requires adherence to goals based in endorence. Life, thee degree requires thee commitment to thee management of cronus, mastery of thee documentation pertaining to thee 5 elements of BSBM Crosstrain and thee comfortable completion of thee physical aspects found within all 5 of thee elements. Thee success rate for degree 3 is personal and worth rewarding. Degree 3 also occupies 33.33% of thee BSBM Crosstrain system.
 Denomination:¬†dih-nom-uh-ney-shuhn Function [ noun ] 1: a religious group, usually including many local churches, often larger than a sect: the Lutheran denomination. 2:one of the grades or degrees in a series of designations of quantity, value, measure, weight, etc.: He paid $500 in bills of small denomination. 3. a name or designation, especially one for a class of things. 4. a class or kind of persons or things distinguished by a specific name. 5. the act of naming or designating a person or thing.
 Devout:¬†dih-vout Function [ noun ] 1: devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic. 2: expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer. 3. earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.
[dcs_toggle title=”E” mleft=”40″ color=”#760000″] [dcs_fancy_header color=”#940000″] Ebed-melech[/dcs_fancy_header] a servant of the king; probably an official title, an Ethiopian, “one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house;” i.e., in the palace of Zedekiah, king of Judah. He interceded with the king in Jeremiah’s behalf, and was the means of saving him from death by famine (Jer. 38:7-13: comp. 39:15-18). [dcs_fancy_header color=”#940000″] Ethos[/dcs_fancy_header] Ethos: eth’-os from 1486; a usage (prescribed by habit or law):–custom, manner, be wont. 2.a strengthened form of 1485; usage, i.e. (plural) moral habits:–manners. [dcs_fancy_header color=”#940000″] Excelsior[/dcs_fancy_header] ik-sel-see-er Function [ adjective ] 1: a: ever upward: motto of New York State. [dcs_fancy_header color=”#940000″] Excommunication[/dcs_fancy_header] eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhn Function NOUN 1: a: the act of excommunicating. 2: b: the state of being excommunicated. 3: the ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is excommunicated. [/dcs_toggle] [dcs_top bcolor=”#660000″ bstyle=”dashed” bwidth=”1″]
 Faithfull: is a designation of Christians, means full of faith, trustful, and not simply trustworthy (Acts 10:45; 16:1; 2 Cor. 6:15; Col. 1:2; 1 Tim. 4:3, 12; 5:16; 6:2; Titus 1:6; Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor. 4:17, etc.). It is used also of God’s word or covenant as true and to be trusted (Ps. 119:86, 138; Isa. 25:1; 1 Tim. 1:15; Rev. 21:5; 22:6, etc.).
 Fellowship (1.) With God, consisting in the knowledge of his will (Job 22:21; John 17:3); agreement with his designs (Amos 3:2); mutual affection (Rom. 8: 38, 39); enjoyment of his presence (Ps. 4:6); conformity to his image (1 John 2:6; 1:6); and participation of his felicity (1 John 1:3, 4; Eph. 3:14-21). (2.) Of saints with one another, in duties (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:1; 1 Thess. 5:17, 18); in ordinances (Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:46); in grace, love, joy, etc. (Mal. 3:16; 2 Cor. 8:4); mutual interest, spiritual and temporal (Rom. 12:4, 13; Heb. 13:16); in sufferings (Rom. 15:1, 2; Gal. 6:1, 2; Rom. 12:15; and in glory (Rev. 7:9).
 Fideist someone who ‚Äúurges reliance on faith rather than reason, in matters philosophical and religious‚ÄĚ and who ‚Äúmay go on to disparage and denigrate reason‚ÄĚ
 Gabriel:¬†champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27). He announced also the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and of the Messiah (26). He describes himself in the words, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God” (1:19).
 Gethsemane:oil-press, the name of an olive-yard at the foot of the Mount of Olives, to which Jesus was wont to retire (Luke 22:39) with his disciples, and which is specially memorable as being the scene of his agony (Mark 14:32; John 18:1; Luke 22:44). The plot of ground pointed out as Gethsemane is now surrounded by a wall, and is laid out as a modern European flower-garden. It contains eight venerable olive-trees, the age of which cannot, however, be determined. The exact site of Gethsemane is still in question. Dr. Thomson (The Land and the Book) says: “When I first came to Jerusalem, and for many years afterward, this plot of ground was open to all whenever they chose to come and meditate beneath its very old olivetrees. The Latins, however, have within the last few years succeeded in gaining sole possession, and have built a high wall around it…The Greeks have invented another site a little to the north of it…My own impression is that both are wrong. The position is too near the city, and so close to what must have always been the great thoroughfare eastward, that our Lord would scarcely have selected it for retirement on that dangerous and dismal night…I am inclined to place the garden in the secluded vale several hundred yards to the north-east of the present Gethsemane.”
 Godhead¬†1: a: Godhead A word used to describe the Trinity, that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one essence. However, I also understand the Trinity to consist of Mother, Father and child[ren] which is as African perspective of viewing creator and creation.
 Harlot:¬†(1.) Heb. zonah (Gen. 34:31; 38:15). In verses 21, 22 the Hebrew word used in _kedeshah_, i.e., a woman consecrated or devoted to prostitution in connection with the abominable worship of Asherah or Astarte, the Syrian Venus. This word is also used in Deut. 23:17; Hos. 4:14. Thus Tamar sat by the wayside as a consecrated kedeshah. It has been attempted to show that Rahab, usually called a “harlot” (Josh. 2:1; 6:17; Heb. 11:31; James 2:25), was only an innkeeper. This interpretation, however, cannot be maintained. Jephthah’s mother is called a “strange woman” (Judg. 11:2). This, however, merely denotes that she was of foreign extraction. In the time of Solomon harlots appeared openly in the streets, and he solemnly warns against association with them (Prov. 7:12; 9:14. See also Jer. 3:2; Ezek. 16:24, 25, 31). The Revised Version, following the LXX., has “and the harlots washed,” etc., instead of the rendering of the Authorized Version, “now they washed,” of 1 Kings 22:38. To commit fornication is metaphorically used for to practice idolatry (Jer. 3:1; Ezek. 16:15; Hos. throughout); hence Jerusalem is spoken of as a harlot (Isa. 1:21). (2.) Heb. nokriyah, the “strange woman” (1 Kings 11:1; Prov. 5:20; 7:5; 23:27). Those so designated were Canaanites and other Gentiles (Josh. 23:13). To the same class belonged the “foolish”, i.e., the sinful, “woman.” In the New Testament the Greek pornai, plural, “harlots,” occurs in Matt. 21:31,32, where they are classed with publicans; Luke 15:30; 1 Cor. 6:15,16; Heb. 11:31; James 2:25. It is used symbolically in Rev. 17:1, 5, 15, 16; 19:2. [dcs_fancy_header color=”#940000″] Heresy[/dcs_fancy_header] from a Greek word signifying (1) a choice, (2) the opinion chosen, and (3) the sect holding the opinion. In the Acts of the Apostles (5:17; 15:5; 24:5, 14; 26:5) it denotes a sect, without reference to its character. Elsewhere, however, in the New Testament it has a different meaning attached to it. Paul ranks “heresies” with crimes and seditions (Gal. 5:20). This word also denotes divisions or schisms in the church (1 Cor. 11:19). In Titus 3:10 a “heretical person” is one who follows his own self-willed “questions,” and who is to be avoided. Heresies thus came to signify self-chosen doctrines not emanating from God (2 Pet. 2:1).
 High Priest:¬†Aaron was the first who was solemnly set apart to this office (Ex. 29:7; 30:23; Lev. 8:12). He wore a peculiar dress, which on his death passed to his successor in office (Ex. 29:29, 30). Besides those garments which he wore in common with all priests, there were four that were peculiar to himself as high priest: (1.) The “robe” of the ephod, all of blue, of “woven work,” worn immediately under the ephod. It was without seam or sleeves. The hem or skirt was ornamented with pomegranates and golden bells, seventy-two of each in alternate order. The sounding of the bells intimated to the people in the outer court the time when the high priest entered into the holy place to burn incense before the Lord (Ex. 28). (2.) The “ephod” consisted of two parts, one of which covered the back and the other the breast, which were united by the “curious girdle.” It was made of fine twined linen, and ornamented with gold and purple. Each of the shoulder-straps was adorned with a precious stone, on which the names of the twelve tribes were engraved. This was the high priest’s distinctive vestment (1 Sam. 2:28; 14:3; 21:9; 23:6, 9; 30:7). (3.) The “breastplate of judgment” (Ex. 28:6-12, 25-28; 39:2-7) of “cunning work.” It was a piece of cloth doubled, of one span square. It bore twelve precious stones, set in four rows of three in a row, which constituted the Urim and Thummim (q.v.). These stones had the names of the twelve tribes engraved on them. When the high priest, clothed with the ephod and the breastplate, inquired of the Lord, answers were given in some mysterious way by the Urim and Thummim (1 Sam. 14:3, 18, 19; 23:2, 4, 9, 11,12; 28:6; 2 Sam. 5:23). (4.) The “mitre,” or upper turban, a twisted band of eight yards of fine linen coiled into a cap, with a gold plate in front, engraved with “Holiness to the Lord,” fastened to it by a ribbon of blue. To the high priest alone it was permitted to enter the holy of holies, which he did only once a year, on the great Day of Atonement, for “the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest” (Heb. 9; 10). Wearing his gorgeous priestly vestments, he entered the temple before all the people, and then, laying them aside and assuming only his linen garments in secret, he entered the holy of holies alone, and made expiation, sprinkling the blood of the sin offering on the mercy seat, and offering up incense. Then resuming his splendid robes, he reappeared before the people (Lev. 16). Thus the wearing of these robes came to be identified with the Day of Atonement. The office, dress, and ministration of the high priest were typical of the priesthood of our Lord (Heb. 4:14; 7:25; 9:12, etc.). It is supposed that there were in all eighty-three high priests, beginning with Aaron (B.C. 1657) and ending with Phannias (A.D. 70). At its first institution the office of high priest was held for life (but comp. 1 Kings 2:27), and was hereditary in the family of Aaron (Num. 3:10). The office continued in the line of Eleazar, Aaron’s eldest son, for two hundred and ninety-six years, when it passed to Eli, the first of the line of Ithamar, who was the fourth son of Aaron. In this line it continued to Abiathar, whom Solomon deposed, and appointed Zadok, of the family of Eleazar, in his stead (1 Kings 2:35), in which it remained till the time of the Captivity. After the Return, Joshua, the son of Josedek, of the family of Eleazar, was appointed to this office. After him the succession was changed from time to time under priestly or political influences.
 Idolatry:¬†image-worship or divine honour paid to any created object. Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Rom. 1:21-25: men forsook God, and sank into ignorance and moral corruption (1:28). The forms of idolatry are, (1.) Fetishism, or the worship of trees, rivers, hills, stones, etc. (2.) Nature worship, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature. (3.) Hero worship, the worship of deceased ancestors, or of heroes. In Scripture, idolatry is regarded as of heathen origin, and as being imported among the Hebrews through contact with heathen nations. The first allusion to idolatry is in the account of Rachel stealing her father’s teraphim (Gen. 31:19), which were the relics of the worship of other gods by Laban’s progenitors “on the other side of the river in old time” (Josh. 24:2). During their long residence in Egypt the Hebrews fell into idolatry, and it was long before they were delivered from it (Josh. 24:14; Ezek. 20:7). Many a token of God’s displeasure fell upon them because of this sin. The idolatry learned in Egypt was probably rooted out from among the people during the forty years’ wanderings; but when the Jews entered Palestine, they came into contact with the monuments and associations of the idolatry of the old Canaanitish races, and showed a constant tendency to depart from the living God and follow the idolatrous practices of those heathen nations. It was their great national sin, which was only effectually rebuked by the Babylonian exile. That exile finally purified the Jews of all idolatrous tendencies. The first and second commandments are directed against idolatry of every form. Individuals and communities were equally amenable to the rigorous code. The individual offender was devoted to destruction (Ex. 22:20). His nearest relatives were not only bound to denounce him and deliver him up to punishment (Deut. 13:20-10), but their hands were to strike the first blow when, on the evidence of two witnesses at least, he was stoned (Deut. 17:2-7). To attempt to seduce others to false worship was a crime of equal enormity (13:6-10). An idolatrous nation shared the same fate. No facts are more strongly declared in the Old Testament than that the extermination of the Canaanites was the punishment of their idolatry (Ex. 34:15, 16; Deut. 7; 12:29-31; 20:17), and that the calamities of the Israelites were due to the same cause (Jer. 2:17). “A city guilty of idolatry was looked upon as a cancer in the state; it was considered to be in rebellion, and treated according to the laws of war. Its inhabitants and all their cattle were put to death.” Jehovah was the theocratic King of Israel, the civil Head of the commonwealth, and therefore to an Israelite idolatry was a state offence (1 Sam. 15:23), high treason. On taking possession of the land, the Jews were commanded to destroy all traces of every kind of the existing idolatry of the Canaanites (Ex. 23:24, 32; 34:13; Deut. 7:5, 25; 12:1-3). In the New Testament the term idolatry is used to designate covetousness (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13; Col. 3:5; Eph. 5:5).
 Immortality: perpetuity of existence. The doctrine of immortality is taught in the Old Testament. It is plainly implied in the writings of Moses (Gen. 5:22, 24; 25:8; 37:35; 47:9; 49:29, comp. Heb. 11:13-16; Ex. 3:6, comp. Matt. 22:23). It is more clearly and fully taught in the later books (Isa. 14:9; Ps. 17:15; 49:15; 73:24). It was thus a doctrine obviously well known to the Jews. With the full revelation of the gospel this doctrine was “brought to light” (2 Tim. 1:10; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
 Incarnation:¬†that act of grace whereby Christ took our human nature into union with his Divine Person, became man. Christ is both God and man. Human attributes and actions are predicated of him, and he of whom they are predicated is God. A Divine Person was united to a human nature (Acts 20:28; Rom. 8:32; 1 Cor. 2:8; Heb. 2:11-14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Gal. 4:4, etc.). The union is hypostatical, i.e., is personal; the two natures are not mixed or confounded, and it is perpetual
¬† Jacinth:¬†properly a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple (hyacinth), and hence a precious stone of that colour (Rev. 21:20). It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Heb. leshem) mentioned in Ex. 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest’s breast-plate. In Rev. 9:17 the word is simply descriptive of colour.
 Jehovah: An anglicized pronunciation of the Hebrew tetragrammaton, YHWH, which are the four consonant letters used to spell Gods name in the Old Testament (Exodus 3:14). The Hebrews considered the name of God too holy to pronounce and substituted the word Lord (adonai) when the text was read. The vowels of the word adonai was combined with YHWH to get the word Jehovah which was first used in the 12th century. A more accurate pronunciation of YHWH would be Yahweh. However, the exact and proper pronunciation has been lost.
 Justification:¬†a forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature, it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law, i.e., as conformed to all its demands. In addition to the pardon (q.v.) of sin, justification declares that all the claims of the law are satisfied in respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set aside, but is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense; and so the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law (Rom. 5:1-10). It proceeds on the imputing or crediting to the believer by God himself of the perfect righteousness, active and passive, of his Representative and Surety, Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:3-9). Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ’s righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-8). The sole condition on which this righteousness is imputed or credited to the believer is faith in or on the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is called a “condition,” not because it possesses any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only instrument by which the soul appropriates or apprehends Christ and his righteousness (Rom. 1:17; 3:25, 26; 4:20, 22; Phil. 3:8-11; Gal. 2:16). The act of faith which thus secures our justification secures also at the same time our sanctification (q.v.); and thus the doctrine of justification by faith does not lead to licentiousness (Rom. 6:2-7). Good works, while not the ground, are the certain consequence of justification (6:14; 7:6). (See GALATIANS, EPISTLE TO ÔŅĹT0001413.)
 Kartan:A Levitical city in the territory of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 21:32)
 Kedesh:¬†A city of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:23)
 Kenosis:¬†This is a teaching concerning Jesus’ incarnation. The Kenosis attempts to solve some paradoxes between the nature of God and of man as united in Jesus. For example, how could an all knowing God become a baby, or how could God be tempted? The Kenosis maintains that God, when becoming a man, divested Himself of some qualities of being a man. In a sense, the Kenosis is God minus something; God subtracting some qualities of deity to become a man. The Hypostatic Union is God plus something; God adding human nature to Himself. The Kenosis, then, jeopardizes the true incarnation because it puts in doubt the full indwelling of God among men in the person of Jesus. (Compare with Hypostatic Union.)
 Kettlebell:¬†Kettlebells are a great form of full-body conditioning. It is perfect for those that are faced with time management issue as it decreases the time you need to spend in the gym and the risk of injury.
 Lachrymatory:¬†A bottle for containing tear drops (Psalms 56:8)
 Lamb of God:¬†An name of Jesus ( John 1:29; Revelation 6:16;7:9,10,14,17;12:11;13:8;:)
 Logos: The Greek word for “word.” Mentioned only in the writings of John. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word [logos] and the Word [logos] was with God and the Word [logos] was God.” The Logos is sometimes used to refer to the second person of the Trinity as the Son in pre-incarnate form. Jesus is the word [logos] made flesh (John 1:1,14).
 Magi: The wise men from the east who visited Jesus as an infant (Matthew 2:1-12)
 Magic: Astrology, necromancy, sorcery and witchcraft
 Monotheism: ‘ma-n&-(“)thE-“i-z&m Function[ noun ] 1: the doctrine or belief that there is but one God
 Nazareth: (the guarded one ) the ordinary residence of our Saviour, is not mentioned in the Old Testament, but occurs first in ( Matthew 2:23 ) It derives its celebrity from its connection with the history of Christ, and in that respect has a hold on the imagination and feelings of men which it shares only with Jerusalem and Bethlehem. It is situated among the hills which constitute the south ridges of Lebanon,just before they sink down into the plain of Esdraelon, (Mr. Merrill, in “Galilee in the Time of Christ” (1881), represents Nazareth in Christs time as a city (so always called in the New Testament) of 15,000 to 20,000 inhabitants, of some importance and considerable antiquity, and not so insignificant and mean as has been represented. –ED.) Of the identification of the ancient site there can be no doubt. The name of the present village is en-Nazirah the same, therefore, as of old it is formed on a hill or mountain, ( Luke 4:29 ) it is within the limits of the province of Galilee, ( Mark 1:9 ) it is near Cana, according to the implication in ( John 2:1 John 2:2 John 2:11 ) a precipice exists in the neighborhood. ( Luke 4:29 ) The modern Nazareth belongs to the better class of eastern villages. It has a population of 3000 or 4000; a few are Mohammadans, the rest Latin and Greek Christians. (Near this town Napoleon once encamped (1799), after the battle of Mount Tabor.) The origin of the disrepute in which Nazareth stood, ( John 1:47 ) is not certainly known. All the inhabitants of Galilee were looked upon with contempt by the people of Judea because they spoke a ruder dialect, were less cultivated and were more exposed by their position to contact with the heathen. But Nazareth labored under a special opprobrium, for it was a Galilean and not a southern Jew who asked the reproachful question whether “any good thing” could come from that source. Above the town are several rocky ledges, over which a person could not be thrown without almost certain destruction. There is one very remarkable precipice, almost perpendicular and forty or fifty near the Maronite church, which may well be supposed to be the identical one over which his infuriated fellow townsmen attempted to hurl Jesus.
 New Moon:The first day of the lunar month was observed as a holy day. In addition to the daily sacrifice there were offered two young bullocks, a ram and seven lambs of the first year as a burnt offering, with the proper meat offerings and drink offerings, and a kid as a sin offering. ( Numbers 28:11-15 ) As on the Sabbath, trade and handicraft work were stopped, ( Amos 8:5 ) and the temple was opened for public worship. ( Isaiah 66:23 ; Ezekiel 46:3 ) The trumpets were blown at the offering of the special sacrifices for the day, as on the solemn festivals. ( Numbers 10:10 ; Psalms 81:3 ) It was an occasion for state banquets. ( 1 Samuel 20:5-24 ) In later, if not in earlier, times fasting was intermitted at the new moons. Judith 8:6. The new moons are generally mentioned so as to show that they were regarded as a peculiar class of holy days, distinguished from the solemn feasts and the Sabbaths. ( 1 Chronicles 113:31 ; 2 Chronicles 2:4 ; 8:13 ; 31;3 ; Ezra 3:5 ; Nehemiah 10:33 ; Ezekiel 45:17 ) The seventh new moon of the religious year, being that of Tisri, commenced the civil year, and had a significance and rites of its own. It was a day of holy convocation. The religious observance of the day of the new moon may plainly be regarded as the consecration of a natural division of time.
 Nontheistic:‘the-“i-z&m Function[ noun ] : belief in the existence of God or gods; specifically: belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of man and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the word
 Olympic Weightlifting:¬†Consist of the deadlift, clean, squat and jerk. These movements should serve as the core of your resistance as the a perfect for the development of strong hips, speed and power.
 Omega:The last letter of the Greek alphabet. It is used metephorically to denote the end of anything ( Revelation 1:8 Revelation 1:11 )
 Omnipotent:¬†1: often capitalized : ALMIGHTY 2: having virtually unlimited authority or influence 3: obsolete : ARRENT
 Omniscient:¬†Function[ adjective ] Etymology: New latin omniscient-, omnisciens, back-formation from Midieval Latin omniscientiaobedience, 1: having infinite awareness, understanding and insight 2: possessed of universal or complete knowledge om.ni.scient.ly adverb 4: plural: the conventions of polite behavior
 Papyrus: A plant growing along the Nile in Egypt during biblical times. It was used as writing material. Papyrus scrolls were made by cutting and pressing sections of the papyri plant together at right angles. The typical maximum length of a scroll was about 35 feet. The scribe, when using papyrus, would often use the natural horizontal fibers of the papyrus plant as guidelines. He would take a blunt instrument and score horizontal lines and then score two or more vertical lines as margins for the edge of the sheet or to define columns on it. We get the word “paper” from this word. Many of the biblical manuscripts were on papyrus. 1: the quality or state of being pious: as a: fidelity to natural [obligations as to parents]b: dutifulness in religion: DEVOUTNESS 2: an act inspired by piety 3: a conventional belief or standard : ORTHODOXY synonym see FIDELITY
 Piety:¬†‘pi-&-te Function[ noun ] Etymology: French piete piety, pity, from Latin pietat-, pietas, from pius dutiful, pious 1: the quality or state of being pious: as a: fidelity to natural [obligations as to parents]b: dutifulness in religion: DEVOUTNESS 2: an act inspired by piety 3: a conventional belief or standard : ORTHODOXY synonym see FIDELITY
 Polytheistic:¬†‘pa-le-(“) the-“i-z & m) Function[ noun ] Etymology: French polytheisme, from Late Greek polytheos, from Late Greek polytheistic, from Greek, of many gods, from poly-+ theos god 1: belief in or worship of more than one god
 Proliferates: pr&-‘li-f&-“rat Function[ verb ] Inflected Form[s]: -at.ed; -at.ing Etymology: back-formation from proliferation, from French proliferation, from proliferer to proliferate, from prolifere reproducing freely, from latin proles= -fer -ferous intransitive senses 1: to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds or offspring 2: to increase in number as if by proliferating : MULTIPLY transitive senses : to cause to grow by proliferating
 Protient:¬†Protein is responsible for the creation of energy, enzymes and the signals that speak to our muscles. Enzymes are responsible for the reactions within in body that leads to metabolism, gene growth & repair.
 Prudential:¬†pru-den[t]-sh1 Function[ adjective ] 1: of, relating to, or proceeding from prudence 2: exercising prudence especially in business matters
 Quaternion:¬†a military term signifying a guard of four soldiers, two of whom were attached to the person of a prisoner, while the other two kept watch outside the door of his cell. ( Acts 12:4 )
 Queen:¬†This title is properly applied to the queen-mother, since in an Oriental household it is not the wife but the mother of the master who exercises the highest authority. Strange as such an arrangement at sight appears, it is one of the inevitable results of polygamy. An illustration of the queen-mothers influence is given in ( 1 Kings 2:19 ) ff. The term is applied to Maachah, ( 1 Kings 15:13 ; 2 Chronicles 16:16 ) and to Jezetiel, ( 2 Kings 10:13 ) and to the mother of Jehoiachin or Jeconiah, ( Jeremiah 13:18 ) compare 2Kin 24:12; Jere 29:2
 Queen of Heaven:¬†( Jeremiah 7:18 ; Jeremiah 45:17 Jeremiah 45:18 Jeremiah 45:19 Jeremiah 45:25 ) is the moon Ashtaroth or Astarte to whom worshiped as Hebrew women offered cakes in the streets of Jerusalem.
 Ransom Theory of Atonement:¬†¬†The ransom theory of the atonement of Jesus is the teaching that the death of Christ on the cross was a ransom paid to Satan. In Mark 10:45, Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.‚ÄĚ But, we see no place in Scripture that teaches us such a ransom was paid to the evil one. This theory was developed by Origen (a.d. 185-254), and it advocated that Satan held people captive as a victor in war. This theory, which was also held by Augustine, advocated that because Satan held people captive, a ransom had to be paid, not to God, but to Satan.1 The ransom theory of the atonement is false. First of all, it makes Satan a benefactor in the atoning work. Second, it gives Satan too high a role in redemption. There is nothing in Scripture that says Satan was the one who ransom was paid to. It would seem that the ransom was paid to God the Father.
¬†Raven(black ):The Hebrew oreb is applied to the several species of the crow family, a number of which are found in Palestine. The raven belongs to the order Insessores , family Corvidae . (It resembles the crow, but is larger weighing three pounds; its black color is more iridescent, and it is gifted with greater sagacity. “There is something weird and shrewd in the expression of the ravens countenance, a union of cunning and malignity which may have contributed to give it among widely-revered nations a reputation for preternatural knowledge.” One writer says that the smell of death is so grateful to them that when in passing over sheep a tainted smell is perceptible, they cry and croak vehemently. It may be that in passing over a human habitation, if a sickly or cadaverous smell arises, they should make it known by their cries, and so has arisen the idea that the croaking of a raven is the premonition of death.–ED.) A raven was sent out by Noah from the ark. ( Genesis 8:7 ) This bird was not allowed as food by the Mosaic law. ( Leviticus 11:15 ) Elijah was cared for by ravens. ( 1 Kings 17:4 1 Kings 17:6 ) They are expressly mentioned as instances of Gods protecting love and goodness. ( Job 38:41 ; Luke 12:24 ) The ravens carnivorous habits, and especially his readiness to attack the eye, are alluded to in ( Proverbs 30:17 ) To the fact of the raven being a common bird in Palestine, and to its habit of flying restlessly about in constant search for food to satisfy its voracious appetite, may perhaps be traced the reason for its being selected by our Lord and the inspired writers as the especial object of Gods providing care.
Resurrection:is defined as an act of rising from the dead, from resurgere to rise from the dead, [from Latin] to rise again, from the dead, from Latin, to rise again, from re-+ surgere to rise 1] A Capitalized: the rising of Christ from the dead [b] often capitalized: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment. the state of one risen from the dead. 3] Christian Science: a spiritualization of thought: material belief that yields of thought: material belief that yields to spiritual understanding.
 Sacerdotalism:¬†Sacerdotalism is the teaching that ordination imparts special abilities/powers necessary for the operation of the ministry. Also, the teaching that grace is administered through the one so ordained. Sacerdotalism is taught in Roman Catholicism.
 Scaffolging¬†-f&l-di[ng],-“fol- Function [ noun ] Etymology : Sanskit samsara, literally, passing through 1 : a system of scaffolds: also : material for scaffolds ]
 Taoism: -“i-z & m Function[ noun ] Etymology :noun Etymology :Tao 1 : a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-Tzu in the 6th century B.C. that teachers conformity to the Tao by unassertive action and simplicity 2 : a religion developed from Taoist philosophy and folk and Buddhist religion and concerned with obtaining long life and good fortune often by magical means
 Theism: Believe in the existence of God or gods.
 Theology: Theology is the study of God, His nature, attributes, character, abilities, revelation, etc. True theology is found in the Bible which is the self-revelation of God.
 Tentative: ¬†‘ten-t&-tiv Function [ adjective ] Etymology : Medieval Latin tentativus, from Latin tentatus, past participle of tentare, temptare to feel, try 1 : not fully worked out or developed 2 : HESITANT,UNCERTAIN [a tentative smile]
 Totemic:¬†‘to-t&-“mi-z&m Function [ noun ] Etymology: German Animismus, from Latin anima soul 1: belief in kinship with or a mystical relationship between a group or an individual and a totem 2: a system of social organization based on totemic affiliations
 Unanimity:¬†¬†“yu-n&-‘ter-E-&n [ noun ] 1 : the quality or state of being unanimous
 Unclean meats: These were things strangled, or dead of themselves or through beasts or birds of prey; whatever beast did not both part the hoof and chew the cud; and certain other smaller animals rated as “creeping things;” certain classes of birds mentioned in Levi 11 and Deuteronomy 14 twenty or twenty-one in all; whatever in the waters had not both fins and scales whatever winged insect had not besides four legs the two hind legs for leaping; Besides things offered in sacrifice to idols; and ail blood or whatever contained it (save perhaps the blood of fish, as would appear from that only of beast and bird being forbidden,) ( Leviticus 7:26 ) and therefore flesh cut from the live animal; as also all fat, at any rate that disposed in masses among the intestines, and probably wherever discernible end separable among the flesh. ( Leviticus 3:14-17 ; 7:23 ) The eating of blood was prohibited even to “the stranger that sojourneth among you.” ( Leviticus 17:10 ; 12:14 ) As regards blood, the prohibition indeed dates from the declaration to Noah against “flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof” in ( Genesis 9:4 ) which was perhaps by Moses as still binding upon all Noahs descendants. It is noteworthy that the practical effect of the rule laid down is to exclude all the carnivora among quadrupeds, and, so far as we can interpret the nomenclature the raptors among birds. They were probably excluded as being not averse to human carcasses, and in most eastern countries acting as the servitors of the battle-field and the gibbet. Among fish those which were allowed contain unquestionably the most wholesome varieties, save that they exclude the oyster. Practically the law left among the allowed Meats an ample variety. As Orientals have minds sensitive to teaching by types, there can be little doubt that such cere menial distinctions not only tended to keep Jew and Gentile apart (and so prevented the Jews from becoming contaminated with the idolatry of the Gentiles), but were a perpetual reminder to the former that he and the latter were not on one level before God. Hence, when that ceremony was changed we find that this was the very symbol selected to instruct St. Peter in the truth that God was not a “respecter of persons.” It remains to mention the sanitary aspect of the case. Swine are said to peculiarly liable to disease in their own bodies. This probably means that they are more easily led than other creatures to the foul feeding which produces it. As regards the animals allowed for food, comparing them with those forbidden, there can be no doubt on which side the balance of wholesomeness lies.
 Unitarianism:¬†“yu-n&-‘ter-E-&n [ noun ] Etymology: New Latin unitarius, from Latin unitas unity 1: A often capitalized : one who believes that the deity exists only in one person b: capitalized : a member of a denomination that stresses individual freedom of belief, the free use of reason in religion, a united world community, and liberal social action.
 Vale, Valley:¬†It is hardly necessary to state that these words signify a hollow sweep of ground between two more or less parallel ridges of high land. The structure of the greater part of the holy land does not lend itself to the formation of valleys in our sense of the word. The abrupt transitions of its crowded rocky hills preclude the existence of any extended sweep of valley. Valley is employed in the Authorized Version to render five distinct Hebrew words. Emek . This appears to approach more nearly to the general sense of the English word than any other. It is connected with several places. Gai or ge . Of this there is fortunately one example which can be identified with certainty –the deep hollow which compasses the southwest and south of Jerusalem. This identification establishes the ge as a deep and abrupt ravine, with steep sides and narrow bottom. Nachal . This word answers to the Arabic wady, and expresses, as no single English word can, the bed of a stream (often wide and shelving, and like a “valley” in character, which in the rainy season may be nearly filled by a foaming torrent, though for the greater part of the year dry). Bikah . This term appears to mean rather a plain than a valley, though so far resembling it as to be enclosed by mountains. It is rendered by “valley” in ( 34:3 ; Joshua 11:8 Joshua 11:17 ; 12:7 ; 2 Chronicles 35:22 ; Zechariah 12:11 ) has-Shefelah . The district to which the name has-Shefelah is applied in the Bible has no resemblance whatever to a valley, but is a broad, swelling tract of many hundred miles in area, which sweeps gently down from the mountains Judah to the Mediterranean. It is rendered “the vale” in ( 1:7 ; Joshua 10:40 ; 1 Kings 10:27 ; 2 Chronicles 1:15 ; Jeremiah 33:13 ) and “the valley” or “the valleys” in ( Joshua 9:1 ; Joshua 11:2 Joshua 11:16 ; 12:8 ; 15:33 ; Judges 1:9 ; Jeremiah 32:44 )
 Venial Sin: In Roman Catholicism, a venial sin is a “moral disorder that is repairable by charity…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 1875). It is a sin that is done accidentally or is of a minor offense such as stealing something minor (a paper clip, candy), lying about something trivial, etc. Venial Sin “does not break the covenant with God…Venial sin does not deprive the sinner of sanctifying grace, friendship with God, charity, and consequently eternal happiness,” (CCC 1863). Venial sin is not as bad as mortal sin which is a serious and willful transgression of God’s Law and can result in eternal damnation. It lessens the grace of God within a person’s soul.
 War:¬†The most important topic in connection with war is the formation of the army which is destined to carry it on. [ARMY] In ( 1 Kings 9:22 ) at a period (Solomons reign) when the organization of the army was complete, we have apparently a list of the various gradations of rank in the service, as follow
 Wrath:Biblically, wrath is the divine judgment upon sin and sinners. It does not merely mean that it is a casual response by God to ungodliness, but carries the meaning of hatred, revulsion, and indignation. God is by nature love (1 John 4:16), however, in His justice He must punish sin. The punishment is called the wrath of God. It will occur on the final Day of Judgment when those who are unsaved will incur the wrath of God. It is, though, presently being released upon the ungodly (Rom. 1:18-32) in the hardening of their hearts. Wrath is described as God’s anger (Num. 32:10-13), as stored up (Rom. 2:5-8), and as great (Zech. 7:12). The believer’s deliverance from God’s wrath is through the atonement (Rom. 5:8-10). “For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thess. 5:9).
 Witness: Among people with whom writing is not common the evidence of a transaction is given by some tangible memorial or significant ceremony: Abraham gave seven ewe-lambs to Abimelech as an evidence of his property in the well of Beersheba. Jacob raised a heap of stones, “the heap of witness.” as a boundary-mark between himself and Laban. ( Genesis 21:30 ; Genesis 31:47 Genesis 31:52 ) The tribes of Reuben and Gad raised an “altar” as a witness to the covenant between themselves and the rest of the nation. Joshua set up a stone as an evidence of the allegiance promised by Israel to God. ( Joshua 22:10 Joshua 22:26 Joshua 22:34 ; Joshua 24:26 Joshua 24:27 ) But written evidence was by no means unknown to the Jews. Divorce was to be proved by a written document. ( deuteronomy 24:1 deuteronomy 24:3 ) In civil contracts, at least in later times documentary evidence was required and carefully preserved. ( Isaiah 8:16 ; Jeremiah 32:10-16 ) On the whole the law was very careful to provide and enforce evidence for all its infractions and all transactions bearing on them. Among special provisions with respect to evidence are the following: Two witnesses at least are required to establish any charge. ( Numbers 35:30 ; 17:6 ; John 8:17 ; 2 Corinthians 13:1 ) comp. 1Tim 5:19 In the case of the suspected wife, evidence besides the husbands was desired. ( Numbers 5:13 ) The witness who withheld the truth was censured. ( Leviticus 5:1 ) False witness was punished with the penalty due to the offence which it sought to establish. Slanderous reports and officious witness are discouraged. ( Exodus 20:16 ; 23:1 ; Leviticus 18:16 Leviticus 18:18 ) etc. The witnesses were the first executioners. ( 15:9 ; 17:7 ; Acts 7:58 ) In case of an animal left in charge and torn by wild beasts, the keeper was to bring the carcass in proof of the fact and disproof of his own criminality. ( Exodus 22:13 ) According to Josephus, women and slaves were not admitted to bear testimony. In the New Testament the original notion of a witness is exhibited in the special form of one who attests his belief in the gospel by personal suffering. Hence it is that the use of the ecclesiastical term (“martyr.” the Greek word for “witness,” has arisen.
 X-Nihilo:¬† Ex-nihilo is a Latin phrase which means out of nothing. It is often used by Christians to describe a biblical view of creation, i.e. Creation ex-nihilo.
 Yoke:¬†A well-known implement of husbandry, frequently used metaphorically for subjection , e.g. ( 1 Kings 12:4 1 Kings 12:9-11 ; Isaiah 9:4 ; Jeremiah 5:5 ) hence an “iron yoke” represents an unusually galling bondage. ( 28:48 ; Jeremiah 28:13 ) A pair of oxen, so termed as being yoked together. ( 1 Samuel 11:7 ; 1 Kings 19:19 1 Kings 19:21 ) The Hebrew term is also applied to asses, ( Judges 19:10 ) and mules, ( 2 Kings 5:17 ) and even to a couple of riders. ( Isaiah 21:7 ) The term is also applied to a certain amount of land, ( 1 Samuel 14:14 ) equivalent to that which a couple of oxen could plough in a day, ( Isaiah 5:10 ) (Authorized Version “acre”), corresponding to the Latin jugum .
 Zurich Agreement:¬†The Zurich Agreement was a pact made in 1549 by John Calvin and Heinrich Bullinger, Zwingli’s successor, the result of which was an increased unity between the two largest Reformed Churches in Switzerland. The document contained 26 articles, affirmed that Christ was present spiritually in Communion via the Holy Spirit and is foundational to the Reformed understanding of sacraments.