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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
Gifts from god
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Gifts used
Money;: & Tribute money, Gold, Value
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Gifts of God, The
Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, Gifts of
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gifts, spiritual
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Gifts of Healing
Gifts, Spiritual
Healing, Gifts of
Spiritual Gifts
Greek - votive gifts
Greek - gifts
Greek - gifts
Greek - gifts
Greek - gifts
Hebrew - dedicated gifts, sacred gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - gifts
Hebrew - parting gifts
Hebrew - gifts

Have been common from the earliest times as tokens of affection, honor, or respect. The dues to a king were often rendered in this form, 1 Samuel 10:27 Isaiah 36:16; and men of high position were approached with presents, Genesis 43:11 Judges 6:18 1 Samuel 9:7 1 Kings 14:3. Kings made gifts of garments to those they wished to honor, Genesis 45:22,23 1 Samuel 18:4; and of treasures to other princes, out of esteem or of fear, 2 Kings 16:8 18:14 2 Chronicles 9:9,12. Conquerors scattered gifts from their triumphal cars, and special privileges in token of generous joy, Psalms 68:18 Acts 1:2,4. Prophets received gifts, or declined them, as duty required, 2 Kings 5:15 8:9 Daniel 2:48 5:17. The word gifts often denotes bribes, Exodus 23:8 Psalms 15:5 Isaiah 5:23. The same word is also applied to the offerings required by the law, Deuteronomy 16:17 Matthew 5:23,24; to the blessings of the gospel and eternal life, which are preeminently gifts, Acts 8:20; to the Christian grace, for the same reason, Ephesians 4:8,11; and to the miraculous endowments of the apostles, 1 Corinthians 12:1-14:40. See TONGUES.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'GIFTS'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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