an earnest temper; may be enlightened ( Numbers 25:11-13 ; 2 co. 7:11 ; 9:2 ), or ignorant and misdirected ( Romans 10:2 ; Phil 3:6 ). As a Christian grace, it must be grounded on right principles and directed to right ends ( Galatians 4:18 ). It is sometimes ascribed to God ( 2 Kings 19:31 ; Isaiah 9:7 ; 37:32 ; Ezekiel 5:13 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Zeal". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".