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o'-di-ens: Translated from the Hebrew 'ozen, "ear." In Genesis 23:10 "in the audience of" is equal to "in the presence of," or "while they listened." Compare Exodus 24:7 1 Samuel 25:24 (Revised Version (British and American) "in thine ears"); 1 Chronicles 28:8 Nehemiah 13:1. In the New Testament the expression "to give audience" (Acts 22:22; Acts 13:16, the Revised Version (British and American) "hearken"; Acts 15:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "they hearkened") translated from the Greek akouo "to hear" or derivatives, and means "to listen," "to pay attention." In the King James Version Luke 7:1 (Revised Version, "in the ears of") and the King James Version Luke 20:45 (Revised Version, "in the hearing of") the usage is similar to that of the Old Testament.

201. akroaterion -- place of audience, or listening
... place of audience, or listening. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
akroaterion Phonetic Spelling: (ak-ro-at-ay'-ree-on) Short Definition: auditorium ...
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189. akoe -- hearing, the sense of hearing
... rumors (2). audience, ear, report, rumor. From akouo; hearing (the act,
the sense or the thing heard) -- audience, ear, fame, which ...
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191. akouo -- to hear, listen
... give audience, come to the ears, be reported. A primary verb; to hear (in
various senses) -- give (in the) audience (of), come (to ...
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993. Boanerges -- Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of ...
... Apocalypse" (, 98). ["" is an Aramaic term, interpreted by Mark (for his
non-Jewish audience who were probably Romans). There are ...
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2302. theatron -- a theater, a spectacle
... From theaomai; a place for public show ("theatre"), ie General audience-room; by
implication, a show itself (figuratively) -- spectacle, theatre. ...
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4318. prosagoge -- a bringing to
... prefix ). All three occasions of 4318 ("interactive access") refer to
"having audience ( access) with God" (JB Lightfoot, ). Word ...
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Strong's Hebrew
241. ozen -- an ear
... advertise, audience, displease, ear, hearing, show. ... Ie (concrete) the ear (from its
form in man) -- + advertise, audience, + displease, ear, hearing, + show. ...
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8088. shema -- a hearing, report
... From shama'; something heard, ie A sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly, audience --
bruit, fame, hear(-ing), loud, report, speech, tidings. ...
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After Having Given Audience to Both Parties, the Emperor Condemned ...
... Book I. Chapter XX."After having given Audience to both Parties, the Emperor
condemned the Followers of Arius and banished them. ...
/.../chapter xx after having given audience.htm

Buying a Slave Girl
... to the floor, placed his foot upon it and said: "In this way we propose to deal
with the slave power in the South." The effect upon the audience was thrilling ...
/.../griswold/sixty years with plymouth church/buying a slave girl.htm

How to Speak in Public
... gathered together the best available material, and has so familiarized himself with
his subject that he knows more about it than anyone else in his audience. ...
// on talking/how to speak in public.htm

The Hidden Treasure.
... concluding representation of the general judgment, were spoken, not to the multitude
on the shore of the lake, but more privately to a smaller audience in a ...
/.../ parables of our lord/v the hidden treasure.htm

The First Preaching in Asia Minor
... It was so because, though the composition of the audience was identical with that
of those in the synagogues of Cyprus, this was the beginning of the special ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the first preaching in asia.htm

John I.
... Again; those who are skilled in rhetoric do just the same with respect to the sophists,
for they too have their theaters, and their audience, and clappings of ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily i john i.htm

... I finished the sermon upon "What shall I do with Jesus?" And I said to the audience,
"Now, I want you to take the question with you and think over it, and next ...
// anecdotes and illustrations/decision.htm

... The first Christian writers, indeed, clearly had classical literary forms in mind,
since they wrote in some hope of reaching a general audience. ...
// christian fathers/introduction 6.htm

Reverence in Prayer
... IF we were summoned to dine, or to any other audience, with our sovereign, with
what fear and trembling should we prepare ourselves for the ordeal! ...
/.../ teach us to pray/xvii reverence in prayer.htm

Chapter eight
... So that is how it came about that when the First Church audience came into
the lecture room that evening it met with another surprise. ...
// his steps/chapter eight.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

2. (a.) Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

3. (n.) An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Audience (17 Occurrences)
... Also applied by authors to their readers. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
AUDIENCE. ... Multi-Version Concordance Audience (17 Occurrences). ...
/a/audience.htm - 13k

Auditorium (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The part of a church, theater, or other public
building, assigned to the audience. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/a/auditorium.htm - 6k

Ephron (13 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:13 He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying,
"But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. ...
/e/ephron.htm - 13k

... Easton's Bible Dictionary (from the Fr. parler, "to speak") denotes an "audience
chamber," but that is not the import of the Hebrew word so rendered. ...
/p/parlour.htm - 7k

Areopagus (3 Occurrences)
... The Athenian guides will show you the exact place where the apostle stood, and
in what direction he faced when he addressed his audience. ...
/a/areopagus.htm - 14k

Nathan (42 Occurrences)
... This she did, and in the middle of her audience with David, Nathan appears
with the news of Adonijah's feast and proclamation as king. ...
/n/nathan.htm - 29k

Chamber (73 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body
or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber. ...
/c/chamber.htm - 36k

... to the Essenes is his early work, Quod Omnis Probus Liber, "that every good man
is free." This treatise is intended for a Gentile audience-the "Lawgiver of the ...
/e/essenes.htm - 38k

Voices (76 Occurrences)
... Acts 22:22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices,
and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that ...
/v/voices.htm - 29k

Zedekiah (63 Occurrences)
... In order the better to impress his audience Zedekiah produced iron horns, and said
to Ahab, "With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until they be consumed ...
/z/zedekiah.htm - 49k

Bible Concordance
Audience (17 Occurrences)

Luke 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

Luke 20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

Acts 12:20 Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food.
(See NIV)

Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

Acts 22:22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.

Acts 25:23 On the morrow therefore, Agrippa being come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and having entered into the hall of audience, with the chiliarchs and the men of distinction of the city, and Festus having given command, Paul was brought.

Genesis 23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:13 He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there."

Genesis 23:16 Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.

Exodus 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

1 Kings 10:24 All the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 28:8 Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of Yahweh, and in the audience of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of Yahweh your God; that you may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children after you forever.

2 Chronicles 9:23 All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
(See NIV)

Nehemiah 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God forever,

Proverbs 29:26 The approval of a ruler is desired by great numbers: but the decision in a man's cause comes from the Lord.
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