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Unction [N]

( 1 John 2:20 1 John 2:27 ; RSV, "anointing"). Kings, prophets, and priests were anointed, in token of receiving divine grace. All believers are, in a secondary sense, what Christ was in a primary sense, "the Lord's anointed."

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Unction". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


An anointing.

But ye have an UNCTION from the Holy One, and ye know all things. ( 1 John 1:1 Ezekiel 2:20 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Unction'". A King James Dictionary.



The the King James Version translation of chrisma (1 John 2:20), which the Revised Version (British and American) renders "anointing," as the King James Version renders the same word in 1 John 2:27.

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

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