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Smith's Bible DictionaryAppeal
The principle, of appeal was recognized by the Mosaic law in the establishment of a central court under the presidency of the judge or ruler for the time being, before which all cased too difficult for the local court were to be tried. (17:8,9) According to the above regulation, the appeal lay in the time of the Judges to the judge, (Judges 4:5) and under the monarchy to the king. Jehoshaphat delegated his judicial authority to a court permanently established for the purpose. (2 Chronicles 19:8) These courts were re-established by Ezra. (Ezra 7:25) After the institution of the Sanhedrin the final appeal lay to them. St. Paul, as a Roman citizen, exercized a right of appeal from the jurisdiction of the local court at Jerusalem to the emperor. (Acts 25:11)
Easton's Bible DictionaryA reference of any case from an inferior to a superior court. Moses established in the wilderness a series of judicatories such that appeals could be made from a lower to a higher (Exodus 18:13-26.)
Under the Roman law the most remarkable case of appeal is that of Paul from the tribunal of Festus at Caesarea to that of the emperor at Rome (Acts 25:11, 12, 21, 25). Paul availed himself of the privilege of a Roman citizen in this matter.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.
2. (v. t.) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
3. (v. t.) To summon; to challenge.
4. (v. t.) To invoke.
5. (v. t.) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
6. (v. t.) To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
7. (n.) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review.
8. (n.) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
9. (n.) The right of appeal.
10. (n.) An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public.
11. (n.) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
12. (n.) A summons to answer to a charge.
13. (n.) A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAPPEAL
In the institution of judges by Moses (Exodus 18:26), the reference: "The hard cases they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves," indicates simply a distribution of cases between two courts, but gives no trace of any provision for the rehearing of any case, by a higher court, that has already been decided by a lower. In Deuteronomy 17:8-13, directions are given that a lower court, under certain conditions, shall ask a higher for instructions as to procedure, and shall strictly follow the order prescribed: nevertheless, the decision itself belongs to the lower court. When its sentence was once given, there was no appeal.
Greek1941. epikaleo -- to call upon
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epikaleo Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-kal-eh'-
om-ahee) Short Definition: I call by an additional name, appeal to Definition ...
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1906. eperotema -- an inquiry, a demand
3870. parakaleo -- to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
809. aschemon -- shapeless, ie fig. unseemly
3874. paraklesis -- a calling to one's aid, ie encouragement ...
Strong's Hebrew6817. tsaaq -- to cry, cry out, call
... root Definition to cry, cry out, call NASB Word Usage appeal (1), appealed (1),
called the together (1), cried (27), cries (1), cry (14), cry aloud (1), crying ...
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An Appeal to Sinners
An Appeal and a Response
It is the Final Court of Appeal.
An Appeal to the Church and to his Hearers to Pardon and Correct ...
An Appeal to the History of Creation True Meaning of the Term ...
Appeal to the Bishops of the Whole Church to Unite against Gregory ...
Appeal to the Greeks.
An Appeal to Children of Godly Parents
ThesaurusAppeal (30 Occurrences)
... Under the Roman law the most remarkable case of appeal is that of Paul from the
tribunal of Festus at Caesarea to that of the emperor at Rome (Acts 25:11, 12 ...
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Oath (286 Occurrences)
Adjuration (2 Occurrences)
Swear (99 Occurrences)
Citizenship (4 Occurrences)
Authority (326 Occurrences)
Caesar (25 Occurrences)
Praetorian (2 Occurrences)
Jehoshaphat (79 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAppeal (30 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means, 'It is mercy that I desire, not sacrifice'; for I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."
Matthew 18:17 If he refuses to hear them, appeal to the Church; and if he refuses to hear even the Church, regard him just as you regard a Gentile or a tax-gatherer.
Matthew 26:53 Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Mark 2:17 Jesus heard the words, and He said, "It is not the healthy who require a doctor, but the sick: I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to sinners."
Acts 25:11 For if I have done wrong, and have committed anything worthy of death, I don't refuse to die; but if none of those things is true that they accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
Acts 25:21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be kept until I could send him to Caesar."
Acts 25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and as he himself appealed to the emperor I determined to send him.
Acts 28:19 But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse my nation.
Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
Romans 15:30 Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
Romans 16:17 Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
2 Corinthians 1:23 But as for me, as my soul shall answer for it, I appeal to God as my witness, that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 8:17 For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Philippians 2:1 If then I can appeal to you as the followers of Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love and any common sharing of the Spirit, or if you have any tender-heartedness and compassion, make my joy complete by being of one mind,
1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.
1 Timothy 5:1 Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
Philemon 1:9 yet for love's sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Philemon 1:10 I beg you for my child, whom I have become the father of in my chains, Onesimus,
Hebrews 13:22 But I exhort you, brothers, endure the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you-not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 5:1 I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and who will also share in the glory that will be revealed.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there not be a base thought in your heart, saying, "The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand;" and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to Yahweh against you, and it be sin to you.
2 Kings 8:3 It happened at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines. Then she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her land.
Job 5:8 "But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,
Job 9:15 Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.
Psalms 77:10 Then I thought, "I will appeal to this: the years of the right hand of the Most High."
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