COUN 711 biblical word study Essay

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Biblical Word Study

Liberty University

Abstract

This paper explores the Bible by thoroughly examining three words related to counseling and three words related to addiction. In addition, general biblical usage of the words are discussed and as the meaning and where the words are found in the Bible. Specifically, the words are explored in the Old Testament and New Testament. Finally, core biblical themes and personal views are explored.

Biblical Word Study

There are many themes and specific words in the Bible that can be applied to counseling and addiction. This Word Study is an
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Also in regards to wisdom, the Greek word “tem” is used as inner man, mind, will heart, and understanding (blueletterbible.org). In scripture, tem is used by addressing the skilled tabernacle workmen in Exodus 35:10, “And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD hath commanded,” (NASB).
New Testament Usage of Wisdom In the New Testament, words like wisdom and wisely are translated from the Greek word “phronimos” (blueletterbible.org). It is translated to mean prudent, sensible, and wise (Vine, 2006). In Luke 1:17, phronimos is used when the angel says “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord,” (NKJ). Throughout the New Testament, it appears that wisdom is mostly referred to as something gained through life experiences or experiences from God. It seems to also be implied that wisdom is the best in old age.
Help
The word help appears 147 times in 140 verses in the New American Standard Bible (blueletterbible.org). In Hebrew, the word yĕshuw`ah, appears the most frequently in correspondence with verses about help. It used approximately 78 times in the Old