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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Fellow

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besides its contemptuous use (as a rendering of אַישׁ a man, etc.), and its frequent employment (usually as a rendering of רֵעִ, a friend or equal), in the sense of companion, stands in one remarkable passage (Zechariah 13:7) as the rendering of עָמַית, society, in the phrase גֶּבֶר עֲמַיתַי, man of my association, i.e. my associate; corresponding with רֹעַי my shepherd in the parallel member, and referred to himself by our Saviour (Matthew 26:31) as the great Pastor and Sacrifice for his people; not so much in the sense of simple equality of nature with the Father, as of-copartnership with him in the great work of caring for and redeeming mankind. (See NEIGHBOR).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Fellow'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/f/fellow.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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