|DIGNITIES; DIGNITY |
dig'-ni-tiz, dig'-ni-ti (Hebrew marom, se'eth, gedhullah):
Rank or position, not nobility or austerity of personal character or bearing, is denoted by this word in its Old Testament occurrences (Genesis 49:3; Esther 6:3; Ecclesiastes 10:6; Habakkuk 1:7). In
2 Peter 2:10; Jude 1:8, "dignities" (doxai) are angels, lofty spiritual beings, possible objects of blasphemy; compare the context in both passages.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DIGNITIES; DIGNITY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T2695>. 1915.