International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBEGINNING
be-gin'-ing (re'-shith; arche): The natural meaning of the word is with reference to time. The primitive Greek root means "to be long," "to draw out." Thus, it is used to refer to some point of time long drawn out, or long past (Genesis 1:1). It is used also to express the inauguration of a particular event (Exodus 12:2). The principal interest in the word centers in the use of it in John 1:1. It must be interpreted here by that which follows in the statement as to the relation of the Logos to the Eternal God and the use of the word "was." It is true that the word arche cannot be separated from the idea of time, but when time began He already was, and therefore He was from eternity.
Greek746. arche -- beginning, origin
... beginning, origin. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: arche Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-khay') Short Definition: ruler, beginning Definition: (a) rule ...
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536. aparche -- the beginning of a sacrifice, ie the first fruit
4412. proton -- before, at the beginning
1728. enarchomai -- to begin, to make a beginning
509. anothen -- from above
165. aion -- a space of time, an age
4413. protos -- first, chief
4278. proenarchomai -- to begin before
5462. photismos -- illumination
757. archo -- to rule, to begin
Strong's Hebrew7225. reshith -- beginning, chief
... 7224, 7225. reshith. 7226 . beginning, chief. Transliteration: reshith
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7221. rishah -- beginning time, early time
8462. techillah -- a beginning
3246. yesud -- foundation, beginning
7223. rishon -- former, first, chief
227. az -- at that time
7218. rosh -- head
5769. olam -- long duration, antiquity, futurity
6546. pera -- perhaps leader
113. adon -- lord
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In Time. The Beginning of Creation.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begin.
2. (n.) The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
3. (n.) That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
4. (n.) That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
ThesaurusBeginning (187 Occurrences)
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Alpha (3 Occurrences)
Abides (37 Occurrences)
Begin (56 Occurrences)
Remains (118 Occurrences)
Earth (10501 Occurrences)
Through (6695 Occurrences)
Existed (18 Occurrences)
Evening (163 Occurrences)
Adonijah (28 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBeginning (187 Occurrences)
Matthew 14:30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
Matthew 19:4 He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,
Matthew 19:8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.
Matthew 20:8 When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager,'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'
Matthew 24:8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.
Matthew 24:21 for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.
Mark 13:8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.
Mark 13:19 For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
Luke 1:2 even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,
Luke 1:3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus;
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years old; being as was supposed son of Joseph; of Eli,
Luke 11:50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Luke 21:28 But when all this is beginning to take place, grieve no longer. Lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near."
Luke 23:5 But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place."
Luke 23:54 It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near.
Luke 24:27 Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
John 2:11 This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
John 6:64 But there are some of you who don't believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who didn't believe, and who it was who would betray him.
John 8:9 They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle.
John 8:25 They said therefore to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
John 8:44 You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.
John 9:32 From the beginning of the world such a thing was never heard of as that any one should open the eyes of a man blind from his birth.
John 15:27 You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
John 16:4 But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn't tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
Acts 1:1 My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which,
Acts 1:22 beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these one must become a witness with us of his resurrection."
Acts 8:35 Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.
Acts 10:37 that spoken word you yourselves know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,
Acts 11:15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.
Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Acts 25:10 "I am standing before Caesar's tribunal," replied Paul, "where alone I ought to be tried. The Jews have no real ground of complaint against me, as in fact you yourself are beginning to see more clearly.
Acts 26:4 "Indeed, all the Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem;
Acts 26:5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Romans 15:19 with power manifested in signs and marvels, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. But--to speak simply of my own labours--beginning in Jerusalem and the outlying districts, I have proclaimed without reserve, even as far as Illyricum, the Good News of the Christ;
2 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
2 Corinthians 8:6 So we urged Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace.
2 Corinthians 8:10 And herein I give 'my' judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will.
Galatians 3:3 so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end?
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Philippians 2:6 Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.
Philippians 4:15 You yourselves also know, you Philippians, that in the beginning of the Good News, when I departed from Macedonia, no assembly shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you only.
Colossians 1:18 He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth;
2 Timothy 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;
Hebrews 1:10 And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
Hebrews 2:3 how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation? which a beginning receiving -- to be spoken through the Lord -- by those having heard was confirmed to us,
Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that one should teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.
Hebrews 6:1 Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of the Christ, let us go on to what belongs to full growth, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and faith in God,
Hebrews 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually.
1 Peter 4:17 because it is the time of the beginning of the judgment from the house of God, and if first from us, what the end of those disobedient to the good news of God?
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2 Peter 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life
1 John 2:7 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.
1 John 2:8 And yet I *am* giving you a new command, for such it really is, so far as both He and you are concerned: because the darkness is now passing away and the light, the true light, is already beginning to shine.
1 John 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.
1 John 2:14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
1 John 2:24 Therefore, as for you, let that remain in you which you heard from the beginning. If that which you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son, and in the Father.
1 John 3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:11 For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
2 John 1:5 Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. The Revelation to John
2 John 1:6 This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation 21:6 He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life.
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also a son hath been born, and he calleth his name Enos; then a beginning was made of preaching in the name of Jehovah.
Genesis 10:10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said: 'Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.
Genesis 13:3 He went on his journeys from the South even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
Genesis 24:63 And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the fields toward the beginning of evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were coming.
Genesis 41:21 and when they had eaten them up, it couldn't be known that they had eaten them, but they were still ugly, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
Genesis 43:18 And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Genesis 44:12 He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
Genesis 49:3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.
Exodus 12:2 "This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exodus 23:19 the beginning of the first-fruits of thy ground thou dost bring into the house of Jehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother's milk.
Leviticus 23:10 Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When ye come in unto the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf, the beginning of your harvest unto the priest,
Leviticus 23:32 It shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall deny yourselves. In the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your Sabbath."
Leviticus 23:39 "'So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you shall keep the feast of Yahweh seven days: on the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest.
Numbers 15:20 the beginning of your dough a cake ye heave up -- a heave-offering; as the heave-offering of a threshing-floor, so ye do heave it.
Numbers 15:21 Of the beginning of your dough ye do give to Jehovah a heave-offering -- to your generations.
Numbers 24:20 And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'A beginning of the Goyim 'is' Amalek; And his latter end -- for ever he perisheth.'
Numbers 28:11 "'In the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to Yahweh: two young bulls, and one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish;
Deuteronomy 3:12 This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead, and its cities, gave I to the Reubenites and to the Gadites:
Deuteronomy 11:12 a land which Yahweh your God cares for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
Deuteronomy 16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou count: from the beginning of putting the sickle into the corn shalt thou begin to count seven weeks.
Deuteronomy 21:17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
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