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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence or volition; as, the brute earth; the brute powers of nature.

2. (a.) Not possessing reason, irrational; unthinking; as, a brute beast; the brute creation.

3. (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, a brute beast. Hence: Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless; as, brute violence.

4. (a.) Having the physical powers predominating over the mental; coarse; unpolished; unintelligent.

5. (a.) Rough; uncivilized; unfeeling.

6. (n.) An animal destitute of human reason; any animal not human; esp. a quadruped; a beast.

7. (n.) A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse person.

8. (v. t.) To report; to bruit.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

broot, brootish (ba`ar, "stupid"; alogos, "without speech," hence, irrational, unreasonable (Acts 25:27 2 Peter 2:12 Jude 1:10 the King James Version)): The man who denies God acts in an irrational way. Such persons are described as brutish (Psalm 49:10; Psalm 92:6; Psalm 94:8 Jeremiah 10:14, 21; Jeremiah 51:17). These are stupid, unteachable. This is a graphic description of the atheist. The proverb, "No fool like the learned fool," is especially true of the ignorance of the unbelievers of the Scriptures. Their obj ections to the Bible, as a rule, are utterly ridiculous. The word is occasionally used in the sense of thoughtless ignorance. Brutish counsel is counsel that is foolish, unreasonable (Isaiah 19:11). The term is used by Agur (Proverbs 30:2) to express the low estimate he has of himself and his conscious lack of knowledge.

Jacob W. Kapp

249. alogos -- without reason
... brute, unreasonable. From a (as a negative particle) and logos; irrational -- brute,
unreasonable. see GREEK a. see GREEK logos. (aloga) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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2342. therion -- a wild beast
... therion Phonetic Spelling: (thay-ree'-on) Short Definition: a wild beast, animal
Definition: properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute. ...
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Whether the Souls of Brute Animals are Subsistent?
SUBSTANCE: AND IN THE Whether the souls of brute animals are subsistent? ...
/...// theologica/whether the souls of brute.htm

Of Man, and the Brute Animals, and Religion.
... Chap. VII."Of Man, and the Brute Animals, and Religion. Though philosophers
have often turned aside from reason through their ...
/.../a treatise on the anger of god addressed to donatus/chap vii of man and the.htm

... There is brute courage, which comes from hardness of heart, from stupidity, obstinacy,
or anger, which does not see danger, or does not feel pain. ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xviii courage.htm

Whether Christ Worked Miracles Fittingly on Irrational Creatures?
... creatures. For brute animals are more noble than plants. ... 19). Therefore
Christ should have worked miracles also on brute animals. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ worked miracles fittingly 2.htm

Examination of the Meaning of Subjection:' in that He Says that ...
... The Creator, honouring man in his having been made in His own image, hath placed'
the brute creation in subjection under his feet;' as great David relating ...
/.../gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 16 examination of the.htm

That Our Irrational Passions have their Rise from Kindred with ...
... the first beginnings of our constitutional liability to passion to that human nature
which was fashioned in the Divine likeness; but as brute life first ...
/.../gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/xviii that our irrational passions.htm

... It is nature, brute nature, which makes some dogs fly at every strange
dog they meet. It is nature, brute nature, which makes a ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xv antipathies.htm

Wide and Narrow Sense of the Word "Spirit. "
... term sentiment. Owing to this it is, no doubt, that we are placed above
brute animals, since these are unendowed with reason. These ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 37 xxiii wide and narrow.htm

God's Exhaustive Knowledge of Man.
... The brute creation possesses many attributes that are common to human nature, but
it has no faculty that bears even the remotest resemblance to that of self ...
/.../shedd/sermons to the natural man/gods exhaustive knowledge of man.htm

Mathew xi. 10
... Take those tastes in us which most resemble the instincts of a brute; and you will
find that in these, as with instinct, common consent becomes a sure rule. ...
// christian life/lecture xvi mathew xi 10.htm

Brute (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence
or volition; as, the brute earth; the brute powers of nature. ...
/b/brute.htm - 9k

Brutish (12 Occurrences)
... (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid
nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent. Int. ...BRUTE; BRUTISH. ...
/b/brutish.htm - 11k

Beasts (241 Occurrences)
... 2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed,
speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in ...
/b/beasts.htm - 40k

Brutal (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature. 2. (a.) Like a brute; savage;
cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners. ...
/b/brutal.htm - 7k

... He is animal as possessing anima, but he is a reasoning animal, which distinguishes
him from the brute" (Bavinck, German Dogm., II, 628). ...
/p/psychology.htm - 38k

... The very emergence of this sense in the mind of a prehuman ancestor of
man would change the brute into the man. We may speak of ...
/e/evolution.htm - 39k

... In Genesis 1:27 tselem ("image") alone is used to express all that separates
man from the brute and links him to his Creator. Hence ...
/a/anthropology.htm - 38k

Nature (80 Occurrences)
... In Jude 1:10, we have phusikos, "naturally" "naturally, as brute beasts," the Revised
Version (British and American) "naturally, like the creatures without ...
/n/nature.htm - 35k

Line (131 Occurrences)
... fortify; as, to line works with soldiers. 6. (vt) To impregnate; -- applied
to brute animals. 7. (n.) A linen thread or string; a ...
/l/line.htm - 43k

Instinct (3 Occurrences)
... WEY NAS). 2 Peter 2:12 But these men, like brute beasts, created (with their
natural instincts) (Root in WEY NAS RSV NIV). Jude 1:10 ...
/i/instinct.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Brute (4 Occurrences)

James 3:7 For brute nature under all its forms--beasts and birds, reptiles and fishes--can be subjected and kept in subjection by human nature.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

Psalms 73:22 I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.



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