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Easton's Bible Dictionary
"Eastern modes of salutation are not unfrequently so prolonged as to become wearisome and a positive waste of time. The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your house, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country would imagine there must be some secret ailment or mysterious sorrow oppressing you, which you wished to conceal, so as to spare the feelings of a dear, sympathizing friend, but which he, in the depth of his anxiety, would desire to hear of. I have often listened to these prolonged salutations in the house, the street, and the highway, and not unfrequently I have experienced their tedious monotony, and I have bitterly lamented useless waste of time" (Porter, Through Samaria, etc.). The work on which the disciples were sent forth was one of urgency, which left no time for empty compliments and prolonged greetings (Luke 10:4).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A greeting or expression of good will or courtesy; the act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sal-u-ta'-shun (aspasmos): A greeting which might be given in person, orally (Luke 1:29, 41, 44), or in writing, usually at the close of a letter (1 Corinthians 16:21 Colossians 4:18 2 Thessalonians 3:17; compare use of chairein, "greeting," "joy" in James 1:1). The Pharisaic Jews loved salutations in public places (Matthew 23:7 Mark 12:38, the King James Version "greeting," the Revised Version (British and American) "salutation"; Luke 11:43; Luke 20:46). Often these salutations were very elaborate, involving much time in prostrations, embracings, etc. When Jesus therefore sent out the Seventy, He forbade salutation by the way (Luke 10:4), though He ordinarily encouraged proper civilities of this sort (Matthew 5:47; Matthew 10:12).

Edward Bagby Pollard

783. aspasmos -- a greeting, salutation
... a greeting, salutation. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: aspasmos
Phonetic Spelling: (as-pas-mos') Short Definition: a greeting, salutation ...
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5463. chairo -- to rejoice, be glad
... Verb Transliteration: chairo Phonetic Spelling: (khah'-ee-ro) Short Definition:
I rejoice, am glad Definition: I rejoice, am glad; also a salutation: Hail. ...
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The Salutation.
... The First Epistle of the Blessed Clement, the Disciple of Peter the Apostle.
Chapter I."The Salutation. To all those who love ...
/.../clement/two epistles concerning virginity/chapter i the salutation.htm

... Chapter XXII."Salutation. We wish you, brethren, all happiness, while
you walk according to the doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus ...
/.../smyrna/the martyrdom of the holy polycarp/chapter xxii salutation.htm

John's Salutation to the Churches.
... EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE. John's Salutation to the Churches. "John to
the seven congregations in Asia: grace be to you and peace ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/johns salutation to the churches.htm

Thanks and Salutation.
... Chapter XI."Thanks and salutation. Now, as to Philo the deacon, of Cilicia,
a man of reputation, who still ministers to me in ...
/.../chapter xi thanks and salutation.htm

The Salutation. Praise of the Corinthians Before the Breaking ...
... Chapter I."The salutation. Praise of the Corinthians before the breaking
forth of schism among them. The Church of God which sojourns ...
/.../chapter i the salutation praise of.htm

The Salutation. Praise of the Corinthians Before The
... The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians. Chapter I."The Salutation. Praise
of the Corinthians Before the. Breaking Forth of Schism Among Them. ...
/.../keith/the epistles of clement/chapter i the salutation praise of.htm

Apostolic Salutation.
... Homily III. Chapter XXX."Apostolic Salutation. Therefore, standing and
seeing all the people gazing upon him in profound silence ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xxx apostolic salutation.htm

Peter's Salutation.
... Book V. Chapter I."Peter's Salutation. But on the following day, [751]
Peter rising a little earlier than usual, found us asleep ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i peters salutation.htm

Appion's Salutation.
... Homily IV. Chapter VII."Appion's Salutation. And Appion met us, not only with
the two companions just named, but with about thirty other men. ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter vii appions salutation.htm

Peter's Salutation.
... Homily I. Chapter XVI."Peter's Salutation. Then the blessed man, springing
forward as soon as he heard my name, kissed me; and ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xvi peters salutation.htm

Salutation (6 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary "Eastern modes of salutation are not unfrequently so
prolonged as to become wearisome and a positive waste of time. ...SALUTATION. ...
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Kiss (39 Occurrences)
... caressingly. 3. (vi) To make or give salutation with the lips in token
of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends. 4. (vi ...
/k/kiss.htm - 25k

Hail (42 Occurrences)
... A salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person addressed; the
translation of the Greek Chaire, "Rejoice" (Luke 1:8). Used in mockery in ...
/h/hail.htm - 25k

Nod (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To incline the head with a quick motion; to make a slight bow; to make a
motion of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness, with the head; as, to nod ...
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Neck (97 Occurrences)
... To "fall on the neck" of a person is a very usual mode of salutation in the East
(Genesis 33:4; Genesis 45:14; Genesis 46:29; Tob 11:9, 13; Luke 15:20 Acts 20 ...
/n/neck.htm - 45k

Greeting (19 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Greet. 2. (n.) Expression of kindness or joy; salutation
at meeting; a compliment from one absent. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/g/greeting.htm - 18k

Epaenetus (1 Occurrence)
... Commendable, a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation (Romans 16:5).
He is spoken of as "the first fruits of Achaia" (RV, "of Asia", ie, of ...
/e/epaenetus.htm - 8k

Babe (15 Occurrences)
... Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary,
the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost ...
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Timothy (28 Occurrences)
... From Corinth Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans, and he sent them a salutation
from Timothy, "Timothy my fellow-worker saluteth you" (Romans 16:21). 10. ...
/t/timothy.htm - 38k

Colossians (1 Occurrence)
... He then closes this brief but striking epistle with his usual autograph salutation. ...
The argument of the Epistle is as follows: Colossians 1:1, 2: Salutation. ...
/c/colossians.htm - 23k

Bible Concordance
Salutation (6 Occurrences)

Luke 1:29 But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.

Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

Colossians 4:18 The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.



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