n. — a student who adheres to (and travels with) a teacher in a pedagogical relationship; especially used of students of spiritual leaders.
When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
“Christianese” can be a dangerous thing. The words we use begin to take on theological baggage, and we soon forget what they originally meant. The Bible Sense Lexicon is here to help! What is a disciple? First, we can look at the BSL hierarchy for “disciple” to see what type of word it is. The parent of disciple is learner, someone who takes up knowledge or beliefs from a teacher. That helps us get to the base semantics of a disciple; however, a disciple is more than just a learner (but not less!). A disciple is a learner who is attached to a specific teacher (often a religious teacher). Once we understand that, we can become better disciples—by becoming better learners from our Teacher!
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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