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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.

2. (n.) One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.

3. (n.) The editor of a periodical.

4. (n.) An informant.

5. (v. t.) To occasion; to originate.

6. (v. t.) To tell; to say; to declare.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AUTHOR

o'-ther: This word is used to translate two Greek words:

(1) aitios, literally, "cause," hence, "author." Hebrews 5:9, He "became the author of eternal salvation."

(2) archego = literally, "chief leader," "prince," "captain"; then author, originator. It is rendered "author" in the following passages:

(a) Hebrews 12:2, "looking unto Jesus, the author [King James Version, Revised Version] and finisher [Revised Version, "perfecter"] of our faith." But here it seems better to take archegos in its primary sense, "leader" (Revised Version margin "captain"), rather than in its secondary sense "author." The meaning is, not that He is the originator of faith in us, but that He Himself is the pioneer in the life of faith. He is first in the company of the faithful (compare references to His "faithfulness," Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 3:2, 5, 6), far surpassing in His fidelity even the Old Testament saints mentioned in chapter 11; and therefore we are to look to Him as our perfect pattern of faith. Faith has not only Christ for its object, but Christ for its supreme example. So Bengel, Bleek, B. Weiss, Alford, A. B. Davidson, Grimm-Thayer. Others, however, take the word in the sense of "author."

(b) Hebrews 2:10, "to make the author [King James Version, "captain"] of their salvation perfect through sufferings." Here the idea of Christ as originator or author of our salvation is present (compare the passage Hebrews 5:9, where however a different word is used; see above). But here again the original meaning of "leader" is not to be lost sight of. He, being the first possessor of salvation, becomes the author of it for others. "The idea that the Son goes before the saved in the same path ought perhaps to be retained" (Davidson). Compare Hebrews 6:20, where Jesus is said to be our "forerunner."

(c) Acts 3:15, King James Version margin and the Revised Version margin have "author," where text has "prince." Here again it is possible that the two ideas are present.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
747. archegos -- founder, leader
... leader. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: archegos Phonetic Spelling:
(ar-khay-gos') Short Definition: originator, author, founder Definition ...
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159. aitios -- causative of, responsible for
... Transliteration: aitios Phonetic Spelling: (ah'-ee-tee-os) Short Definition: the
cause of, the originator of Definition: the cause, author; the culprit ... author. ...
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2939. ktistes -- a creator
... Creator. From ktizo; a founder, ie God (as author of all things) -- Creator. see
GREEK ktizo. (ktiste) -- 1 Occurrence. 2938, 2939. ktistes. 2940 . ...
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1343. dikaiosune -- righteousness, justice
... usually if not always in a Jewish atmosphere), justice, justness, righteousness,
righteousness of which God is the source or author, but practically: a divine ...
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386. anastasis -- a standing up, ie a resurrection, a raising up ...
... From anistemi; a standing up again, ie (literally) a resurrection from death
(individual, genitive case or by implication, (its author)), or (figuratively) a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
94. Agur -- "hired," an author of proverbs
... 93, 94. Agur. 95 . "hired," an author of proverbs. Transliteration: Agur
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-goor') Short Definition: Agur. Word ...
/hebrew/94.htm - 6k
Library

Concerning the Author
... CONCERNING THE AUTHOR. [Illustration] ... The author of Heart Talks has been peculiarly
qualified for his task by a training of the soul in the school of suffering. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/concerning the author.htm

By the Same Author.
... BY THE SAME AUTHOR. A COMMENTARY ON THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS. ... The
author of this Commentary possesses high philological culture. ...
/.../edwards/the expositors bible the epistle to the hebrews/by the same author.htm

Preface of the Author.
... PREFACE OF THE AUTHOR. Special treatises on the Person of the Holy Spirit are
comparatively few, and systematic treatment of His Work is still more uncommon. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/preface of the author.htm

By the Same Author.
... THE HISTORY OF BEL AND THE DRAGON BY THE SAME AUTHOR. ... It is first-hand work, and
the author has judgment to select as well as industry to gather his facts.". ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/by the same author.htm

Preface by the Author
... PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR. 1. To a great extent, the truths of the blessed gospel
have been hidden under a false philosophy. ... THE AUTHOR. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/finney/systematic theology/preface by the author.htm

The Author to the Reader.
... THE AUTHOR TO THE READER. CHRISTIAN READER,"After the foregoing address,
I need not put thee to much more trouble: only I shall ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/the author to the reader.htm

Preface of the Author.
... PREFACE OF THE AUTHOR. SPECIAL treatises on the Person of the Holy Spirit are
comparatively few, and systematic treatment of His Work is still more uncommon. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/preface of the author 2.htm

The Author's Preface.
... THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE. The first edition ... its course. The Author dislikes to
return to regions which have been already visited by him. He ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the authors preface.htm

By the Same Author.
... MODERN GREEK HYMNS BY THE SAME AUTHOR. Crown 8vo. Price 3/6 each nett.
[81]HYMNS OF THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, being Centos and Suggestions ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the morningland/by the same author.htm

Author's Note
... AUTHOR'S NOTE. ... The author has taken liberty with accepted history in the age of
Meneptah's first-born and in placing Hebrews in the quarries at Masaarah. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/authors note.htm

Thesaurus
Author (5 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) An informant. 5. (vt) To occasion; to originate. 6. (vt) To tell; to
say; to declare. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AUTHOR. ...
/a/author.htm - 10k

Lamentations (6 Occurrences)
... powerful as ever. 4. Author: Who is the author of these hymns? Jewish tradition
is unanimous in saying that it was Jeremiah. The hymns ...
/l/lamentations.htm - 20k

Three (5005 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SONG OF THE THREE CHILDREN. " 1. Name 2. Canonicity
3. Contents 4. Author and Date 5. Original ... 4. Author and Date: (1) Author. ...
/t/three.htm - 18k

Brook (75 Occurrences)
... Such discrimination is scarcely credible on the hypothesis that the Pentateuch is
by more than one author, in later than Mosaic times, or that it is by any ...
/b/brook.htm - 45k

Flavius
... They are as follows: (1) Concerning the Jewish War, written before 79; we have the
Greek translation of this history by the author; there are 7 books: I, the ...
/f/flavius.htm - 13k

Josephus
... They are as follows: (1) Concerning the Jewish War, written before 79; we have the
Greek translation of this history by the author; there are 7 books: I, the ...
/j/josephus.htm - 13k

Quote (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a
passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to ...
/q/quote.htm - 8k

Jeremy (2 Occurrences)
... amanuensis. 3. Contents: In the so-called letter (see 1, above) the author
shows the absurdity and wickedness of heathen worship. The ...
/j/jeremy.htm - 12k

Finisher (1 Occurrence)
... and comes from teleioo, "to complete," "to make perfect"; hence, it means finisher
in the sense of completing; the King James Version "the author and finisher ...
/f/finisher.htm - 8k

Father (11359 Occurrences)
... etc.). (3) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; eg, Jabal
and Jubal (Genesis 4:20, 21; Comp. Job 38:28). Applied ...
/f/father.htm - 21k

Concordance
Author (5 Occurrences)

Acts 3:15
and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, to which we are witnesses.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
(KJV WBS)

Hebrews 2:10
For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS NIV)

Hebrews 5:9
Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Hebrews 12:2
looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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