Jealous God


Jealous God
God of the old testament who forbids the Jews from worshipping any other gods or idols

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jealous — Jeal ous, a. [OE. jalous, gelus, OF. jalous, F. jaloux, LL. zelosus zealous, fr. zelus emulation, zeal, jealousy, Gr. zh^los. See {Zeal}, and cf. {Zealous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jealous — [jel′əs] adj. [ME jelous < OFr gelos < ML zelosus: see ZEAL] 1. very watchful or careful in guarding or keeping [jealous of one s rights] 2. a) resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival s influence [a husband jealous of other men] b)… …   English World dictionary

  • GOD — IN THE BIBLE The Bible is not a single book, but a collection of volumes composed by different authors living in various countries over a period of more than a millennium. In these circumstances, divergencies of emphasis (cf. Kings with… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • jealous — jealously, adv. jealousness, n. /jel euhs/, adj. 1. feeling resentment against someone because of that person s rivalry, success, or advantages (often fol. by of): He was jealous of his rich brother. 2. feeling resentment because of another s… …   Universalium

  • jealous — jeal•ous [[t]ˈdʒɛl əs[/t]] adj. 1) resentful and envious, as of someone s success, advantages, etc.: to be jealous of a rich brother[/ex] 2) proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: a jealous rage[/ex] 3) inclined to suspicions of… …   From formal English to slang

  • GOD, NAMES OF — Various Hebrew terms are used for God in the Bible. Some of these are employed in both the generic and specific sense; others are used only as the personal name of the God of Israel. Most of these terms were employed also by the Canaanites, to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • jealous — /ˈdʒɛləs / (say jeluhs) adjective 1. (sometimes followed by of) feeling resentment against a successful rival, or at success, advantages, etc. 2. characterised by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: jealous intrigues. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jealous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) envious of someone else s achievements or advantages. 2) resentful of someone regarded as a sexual rival. 3) fiercely protective of one s rights or possessions: they kept a jealous eye over their interests. 4) (of God) demanding… …   English terms dictionary


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