Sense of the Day: To Shout for Joy


Sense: to shout for joy

v. — to utter a sudden loud joyous cry.

Shout for joy [רנן], O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.

Isaiah 49:13 (NASB)

One way to use the Bible Sense Lexicon is to enter a concept you’d like to study into the search box and just see what shows up—some interesting concepts are spread out through the lexicon. If you enter the word joy into the search box, 18 possibilities will show up in the drop-down menu. Some of these concepts will be interesting to delve into together rather than separately. For example, four concepts that show up in the menu are “to shout for joy,” “to sing for joy,” “to jump for joy,” and “to flap with joy.” These are all physical activities associated with the expression of joy. But without a little exploration, we might not have considered making some of these connections or connecting some of the texts in the concordance entries for each of those senses. In this way, the Bible Sense Lexicon not only helps us find what we are looking for, but it can also help us explore meaning in the Bible.

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.

Learn more about the Bible Sense Lexicon.

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