Sense: to love (care)
v. — to have a great affection or care for or loyalty towards.
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
One of the helpful features of the Bible Sense Lexicon is that it analyzes and groups the meanings of words across testaments. For example, love is tagged with the same sense in both Leviticus 19:18 and Galatians 5:14. That may not seem terribly helpful, because it is generally possible to find cross-references where the New Testament quotes the Old Testament. However, many references to the Old Testament are allusions. Some usages of Old Testament theology are strictly conceptual. The Bible Sense Lexicon provides a way to examine concepts across the testaments even where the explicit cross-references are not available. Test this out on the concept of “love” today.
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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