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A Hebrew Bible page (Aleppo Codex), 10th century.

The word dabar means "word" or "talk" in Hebrew.[1] [2] Dabar occurs in various contexts in the Hebrew Bible.

In the Hebrew Bible, dabar is sometimes used in reference to the "Divine Word", and in an active sense as a "word event", or prophetic words.[3]

In Christianity, the Old Testament concept of "word event" represented by dabar carries over to the New Testament where revelation can be seen as events explained by words.[4] Hence in the New Testament the word dabar continues to be more than a mere sound, or a doctrine, but refers to people and actions, reaching its climax in the Incarnation of Jesus.[5]

The Septuagint, the oldest translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek uses the terms Rhema and Logos as equivalents and uses both for dabar.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ Ancient World: Reader by Ralph D. Winter 2006 ISBN 0-87808-557-2 page 185 [8]
  2. ^ The etymology and syntax: (in continuation of the elements) of the Hebrew Language by Hyman Hurwitz 1841 ASIN B0008AHQPO page 13 [9]
  3. ^ Old Testament Theology by Horst Dietrich Preuss, Leo G. Perdue 1996 ISBN 0-664-21843-1 page 81 [10]
  4. ^ Christian tradition today by Jeffrey C. K. Goh 2004 ISBN 90-429-0937-4 page 303 [11]
  5. ^ Christian theological understanding of other religions by John Berchmans Barla 1999 ISBN 88-7652-819-9 page 76 [12]
  6. ^ Theological dictionary of the New Testament, Volume 1 by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey William Bromiley 1985 ISBN 0-8028-2404-8 page 508 [13]
  7. ^ The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Q-Z by Geoffrey W. Bromiley 1995 ISBN 0-8028-3784-0 page 1102 [14]
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