Forerunner
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FORERUNNER

for-run'-er (prodromos):

This word occurs but once in the Bible: "Whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us" (Hebrews 6:20). The word signifies one who comes in advance to a place where the rest are to follow, or one who is sent on before as a scout to take observations. In this sense Christ is our forerunner for He has gone into heaven to prepare a place for His people into which He will eventually lead them. The idea of a forerunner is peculiar to the Christian dispensation. The Old Testament Levitical economy knew nothing of such. The high priest was a representative, not a forerunner: where he led, namely, into the Holy of Holies, the people could not follow. He was not the pioneer of the people; Christ is. Christ goes nowhere but where His people may follow. He is the file-leader (compare Hebrews 12:2, "the author. of faith"). He goeth before His people to prepare the way for them, to open the gates of heaven by His atoning blood and priestly intercession. The believer is led into full fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.

See also JOHN THE BAPTIST; RUNNER.

William Evans

Greek
4274. prodromos -- a running forward, going in advance
... going in advance. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: prodromos Phonetic
Spelling: (prod'-rom-os) Short Definition: a precursor, forerunner Definition: a ...
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910. baptistes -- a baptizer
... Definition: the baptizer, the Baptist Definition: the baptizer, the Baptist, epithet
used only of John, the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, forerunner of Jesus ...
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Library

The Forerunner
... THE FORERUNNER. '... I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come again, and receive you ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the forerunner.htm

Prayer --The Forerunner of Mercy
... Prayer"the Forerunner of Mercy. A Sermon ... I. Prayer is the FORERUNNER OF MERCIES.
Many despise prayer: they despise it, because they do not understand it. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/prayerthe forerunner of mercy.htm

The Angel the Forerunner of the Holy Spirit Meaning Contained in ...
... Chapter VI."The Angel the Forerunner of the Holy Spirit Meaning Contained
in the Baptismal Formula. Not that in [8584] the waters ...
/.../tertullian/on baptism/chapter vi the angel the forerunner.htm

The Strong Forerunner and the Stronger Son
... THE STRONG FORERUNNER AND THE STRONGER SON. ... There is a difference in the representation
of the office of the forerunner in the two prophetic passages. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the strong forerunner and the.htm

And his Forerunner was John the Baptist, who Prepared and Made ...
... THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING Chapter 41 And His forerunner was John
the Baptist, who prepared and made ready the people beforehand´┐Ż ...
/.../the demonstration of the apostolic preaching/chapter 41 and his forerunner.htm

Appendix viii. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of ...
... APPENDIX VIII. RABBINIC TRADITIONS ABOUT ELIJAH, THE FORERUNNER OF THE MESSIAH.
(Vol. i. Book II. ch. iii. p.143.) To complete the ...
/.../appendix viii rabbinic traditions about.htm

Elias a Forerunner of Messiah. (Matt. , xvii. , 10-13. )
... CHAPTER X. JESUS IN NORTH GALILEE, AND ON THE WAY TO CESAREA PHILIPPI. Section
186. Elias a Forerunner of Messiah. (Matt., xvii., 10-13.). ...
/.../section 186 elias a forerunner.htm

Jesus and his Forerunner.
... CHAPTER III. JESUS AND HIS FORERUNNER. Where is ... fame. "He must increase, but
I must decrease," said the noble-hearted forerunner. John's ...
/.../miller/personal friendships of jesus/chapter iii jesus and his.htm

The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his ...
... CHAPTER IV. THE ANNUNCIATION OF JESUS THE MESSIAH, AND THE BIRTH OF HIS FORERUNNER.
(Matthew 1. Luke 1:26-80.) FROM the Temple to Nazareth! ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter iv the annunciation of.htm

Discovery of the Honored Head of the Forerunner of Our Lord, and ...
... Book VII. Chapter XXI."Discovery of the Honored Head of the Forerunner
of our Lord, and the Events about it. About this time the ...
/.../chapter xxi discovery of the honored.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character (Mark 1:2, 3). Christ so called (Hebrews 6:20) as entering before his people into the holy place as their head and guide.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.

2. (n.) A predecessor; an ancestor.

3. (n.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.

Thesaurus
Forerunner (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger;
a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever ...
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Zacharias (11 Occurrences)
... who was also of a priestly family, now stricken in years, would give birth to a
son who was to be called John, and that he would be the forerunner of the long ...
/z/zacharias.htm - 15k

Upright (392 Occurrences)
... Luke 1:17 and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn
fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the ...
/u/upright.htm - 36k

Usher (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (vt) To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; --
sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher ...
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Whither (151 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV WBS YLT). Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus,
made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. ...
/w/whither.htm - 40k

Fore-sabbath (1 Occurrence)
Fore-sabbath. Forerunner, Fore-sabbath. Foresail . Multi-Version Concordance ...
Forerunner, Fore-sabbath. Foresail . Reference Bible.
/f/fore-sabbath.htm - 6k

Fore-part (1 Occurrence)
Fore-part. Forepart, Fore-part. Forerunner . Multi-Version Concordance
Fore-part (1 Occurrence). ... (YLT). Forepart, Fore-part. Forerunner . Reference
/f/fore-part.htm - 6k

Rebellious (63 Occurrences)
... Luke 1:17 and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn
fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the ...
/r/rebellious.htm - 26k

Dayspring (2 Occurrences)
... The ode consists of two parts, "The glory and security of the Messiah's kingdom,"
and "The glory of the Forerunner." The expression before us is in the latter ...
/d/dayspring.htm - 11k

Melchiz'edek (9 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 6:20 whither a forerunner for us did enter -- Jesus, after the order of
Melchisedek chief priest having become -- to the age. (See RSV). ...
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Bible Concordance
Forerunner (3 Occurrences)

Luke 1:17 and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the wisdom of the upright, to make a people perfectly ready for the lord."
(WEY NAS)

John 3:28 You yourselves can bear witness to my having said, 'I am not the Christ,' but 'I am His appointed forerunner.'
(WEY)

Hebrews 6:20 where as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Forerunner

Forerunner: Figurative of Christ

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