Sense of the Day: Jesus <-> The Amen

SOTD-SocialShare-612x612Sense: Jesus ⇔ The Amen

n. — a title of Jesus understood as God’s ultimate statement of affirmation and fulfillment to His people.

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.’

Revelation 3:14

On the whole, the Bible Sense Lexicon avoids proper nouns—we leave that realm to the Bible Facts team. But we found that certain titles referring to God or Jesus had semantics about them. If there are semantics, then we can say something more than the fact that it points to a given individual. Such titles characterize or frame a person in a specific way. Here, “the Amen” frames Jesus by highlighting certain of his attributes—his veracity, his fulfillments, his ultimate nature, and more. And it does so in a greater way than merely calling him “Jesus” would have done.

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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