Re: Etymological source for "incarnate"
- The fullest definition I found was in Easton's Bible Dictionary:
> ïINCARNATION that act of grace whereby Christ took our human natureAll 118 reference to "incarnate" in the Ante and Post Nicene Fathers can be
> into union with his Divine Person, became man. Christ is both God and
> man. Human attributes and actions are predicated of him, and he of whom
> they are predicated is God. A Divine Person was united to a human nature
> (Acts 20:28; Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 2:8; Hebrews 2:11-14; 1
> Timothy 3:16; Galatians 4:4, etc.). The union is hypostatical, i.e., is
> personal; the two natures are not mixed or confounded, and it is perpetual.
Another page has a long list of dictionaries of religious terms (not just
Christian, it includes Buddhist, Jain, Moslem, Quaker, and many, many more) and
You'll need to scroll down the page to see the religion dictionaries, but they
are on that page. I did not check any of the dictionaries, but if someone sees
something worthwhile, check it out and please post!
I've not found a good etymology. Some of the ones I found online say the word
comes from the 14th century. Sorry, but I don't think so.
I think it's possibly in the big Kittel Dictionary which I don't have nor can I
find it online. Anyone have access to it and care to check and post? Or does
anyone have an etymological dictionary and care to post?
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