Kingdom of God

Kingdom of God
Kingdom King"dom, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d {King}, and {-dom}.] 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy. [1913 Webster]

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron. xxi. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control. [1913 Webster]

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification. ``The animal and vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Animal kingdom}. See under {Animal}.

{Kingdom of God}. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God.

{Mineral kingdom}. See under {Mineral}.

{United Kingdom}. See under {United}.

{Vegetable kingdom}. See under {Vegetable}.

Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Kingdom of God — • In this expression the innermost teaching of the Old Testament is summed up, but it should be noted that the word kingdom means ruling as well; thus it signifies not so much the actual kingdom as the sway of the king Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Kingdom of God — The Kingdom of God or Reign of God (Greek: ] spiritual rebirth, [Kingdom entered through spiritual rebirth: no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit ] and is not the only kingdom [Other kingdoms: If Satan is… …   Wikipedia

  • kingdom of God — The central theme of Jesus preaching according to the synoptic gospels, and a major subject of scholarly investigation for more than a century. The term does not occur in the OT; it is mentioned in the book of Wisdom (10:10) about 50 BCE and in… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • kingdom of God — or kingdom of heaven In Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the eventual fulfillment of God s will on earth. Although rare in pre Christian Jewish literature, the idea of God as king was fundamental to Judaism, and …   Universalium

  • KINGDOM OF GOD —    a symbol that has an extraordinarily rich and varied history. The term means REIGN of GOD. NEW TESTAMENT scholars are divided as to the exact meaning of the term in the preaching of JESUS. AUGUSTINE identified the Kingdom of God with the elect …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Kingdom of God —    The New Testament name for the Church. St. Matthew uses the phrase, kingdom of heaven, while the other Evangelists employ the term, kingdom of God, both being equivalent terms meaning the same thing, viz.: the kingdom of Christ on earth, the… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Kingdom of God —    This term is a translation of the Greek basileia, which may also be translated kingship or reign. The Kingdom of God is at the center of the preaching of Jesus, who taught his disciples to pray for the coming of the Kingdom in the Our Father.… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Kingdom of God —    (Matt. 6:33; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43) = kingdom of Christ (Matt. 13:41; 20:21) = kingdom of Christ and of God (Eph. 5:5) = kingdom of David (Mark 11:10) = the kingdom (Matt. 8:12; 13:19) = kingdom of heaven (Matt. 3:2; 4:17; 13:41), all… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Kingdom of God —    The established rule of God on earth. Christians are enjoined to pray for its coming …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Kingdom of God — noun the spiritual domain over which God is sovereign • Hypernyms: ↑spiritual world, ↑spiritual domain, ↑unseen …   Useful english dictionary

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