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Preeminence

PREEMINENCE

pre-em'-i-nens:

Superiority, especially in noble or excellent qualities. The word stands for: (1) mothar, "what is over and above," "excellence"; "Man hath no preeminence above the beasts" (Ecclesiastes 3:19); (2) proteuo, "to be first"; "That in all things he (= Christ) might have the preeminence" (Colossians 1:18); (3) ho philoproteuon, is translated "who loveth to have the preeminence," literally "who loveth to be first" (of Diotrephes, 3John 1:9).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PREEMINENCE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.