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Hebrews : Word List

AD ~ AD 50 means the year that was 50 years after Jesus came, and so on.

agreement ~ when two or more people (or God and people) agree about certain things.

anchor ~ a heavy metal weight that is on the end of a strong line; they throw the *anchor into the water to stop a boat from moving.

angel ~ *spirit being (a being is a person or animal that is alive). Good angels come from Godís home above the earth. They are Godís servants and they bring messages from God to people.

chief ~ most important.

Devil ~ Godís enemy.

forgive ~ when God (or another person) chooses to forget the wrong things that we do.

heaven ~ the place above the earth where God and Jesus Christ live.

holy ~ completely good and separate from everything that is bad, like God.

honour ~ when people see someone as great and good.

incense ~ material that makes a nice smell when it burns.

Israel ~ the group of people that God chose. Israel was Jacobís other name. Israel is also the name of all the people from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Israel is also the name of the land that God gave to the people of Israel.

lampstand ~ a special light burned for God in the lampstand. They made the lampstand from metal.

Lord ~ master. Another name for God. It means that he is greater than everyone else.

New Testament ~ the second part of the Bible. Writers wrote it after the life of Jesus.

Passover ~ *Israelís people ate a special meal on this day every year. They did this to remember that God had brought them out from the country called Egypt.

priest ~ a person that God chooses to be his special servant. Other priests *serve false gods.

punish ~ to hurt someone, or to cause trouble for them, because they have done wrong things.

punishment ~ the trouble or bad things that a person receives because they have done wrong things.

race ~ when people all run at the same time on a certain path.

sacrifice ~ a gift to God to ask him to *forgive wrong things that we have done. Or it may be a gift to thank him for something. God told *Israelís people to offer animals to him as *sacrifices. These showed that they were sorry. They were sorry that they had done wrong things. Jesus gave himself to die as a *sacrifice on our behalf. We can say Ďthank-youí to God, and we can say how great he is. We can also be kind to other people. Those are the Ďsacrificesí that we give to God now, as Christians.

serve ~ to work for someone and obey them.

share ~ to receive (or give) part of something; or to receive something with other people.

spirit ~ a being (person) that is always alive, even without a body. There are good spirits, like Godís Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like the *Devil (Godís enemy) and his *angels. A personís spirit is the part of them that will always be alive. It will be alive even after their body is dead. Our spirit is the part of us that receives Godís Spirit.

tent ~ a house that people have made out of cloth or animalsí skins. They put the cloth or the skins over long pieces of wood to hold them up. People can move a tent-house to different places.

trumpet ~ a metal pipe with a wide end. People hold the other end in their mouths and they use it to make music.

voice ~ when someone speaks to us, we say that we hear their voice.

worship ~ to love and thank someone (God) more than anyone else.

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