Novice
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Novice

Or neophite, one recently converted and received to the Christian church, 1 Timothy 3:6.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A beginner; a newcomer; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.

2. (n.) One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.

3. (n.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.

4. (a.) Like a novice; becoming a novice.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NOVICE

nov'-is (neophutos, "newly planted"): In this sense it is found in Septuagint of Job 14:9 and Isaiah 5:7. In the New Testament it occurs once only (1 Timothy 3:6), where it means a person newly planted in the Christian faith, a neophyte, a new convert, one who has recently become a Christian. This term occurs in the list which Paul gives of the qualifications which a Christian bishop must possess. The apostle instructs Timothy, that if any man desires the office of a bishop, he must not be "novice," must not be newly converted, or recently brought to the faith of Christ "lest he be lifted up with pride, and fall into the condemnation of the devil."

This means that a recent convert runs the very serious risk of being wise in his own eyes, of despising those who are still on the level from which, by his conversion, he has been lifted; and so he becomes puffed up with high ideas of his own importance. He has not yet had time to discover his limitations, he is newly planted, he does not fully understand his true position in the Christian community, he overestimates himself. For these reasons he is peculiarly liable to instability, and to the other weaknesses and sins connected with an inflated opinion of his own powers. His pride is a sure indication of a coming fall. A novice, therefore, must on no account be appointed to the office in question, for he would be sure to bring disgrace upon it.

John Rutherfurd

Greek
3504. neophutos -- newly planted
... novice. From neos and a derivative of phuo; newly planted, ie (figuratively) a young
convert ("neophyte") -- novice. see GREEK neos. see GREEK phuo. ...
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Library

Going Home
... When Stanislaus had been a novice nine months, Peter Canisius came one day to
Rome on business. ... Father Fazio, the novice-master, also came. ...
/.../greater things the story of saint stanislaus kostka /chapter xiv going home.htm

Of the Humility of Abbot Pinufius, who Left a Very Famous ...
... a very famous Coenobium over which he presided as Presbyter, and out of the love
of subjection sought a distant monastery where he could be received as a novice ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxx of the humility.htm

Gambling, Card-Playing
... Sometimes a gang work together, so that it is with perfect ease they may relieve
any unwary novice of his money. ... The penny novice seeks the penny gambling den. ...
/.../questionable amusements and worthy substitutes/iii gambling card-playing.htm

Of the Conversion, Life, Miracles, and Death of the Holy Brother ...
... On this Brother John, being informed, by the spirit of prophecy, of the temptation
and of the decision of the novice, hastened back to the convent, and calling ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xlv of the conversion.htm

Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius ...
... it is clearly known to all how solicitous about diligent attention to this matter
is the holy and excellent teacher, who forbids that a novice should accede to ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle cvi to syagrius aetherius.htm

Aftermath
... A year later appeared two short Lives of Stanislaus, one in Polish by Father
Warscewiski, his fellow-novice, another in Latin. All ...
/.../greater things the story of saint stanislaus kostka /chapter xv aftermath.htm

Meanwhile a Somewhat Embarrassing Interview had Taken Place ...
... "Thinkers," he said once to a young and ardent novice, studying for the
priesthood, "are generally socialists and revolutionists. ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/iii meanwhile a somewhat embarrassing.htm

1 Timothy iii. 10-Aug
... faith in a pure conscience." Thus he explains what he means by "blameless." And
here he requires, though in other words, that he be "not a novice," where he ...
/.../homily xi 1 timothy iii.htm

Bishop Hosius Said: this Also I Think Necessary. ...
... to this act rashly or lightly, so as to ordain a bishop or presbyter or deacon hastily;
as thus he would rightly be accounted a novice, especially since also ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon x bishop hosius said .htm

The Road to Rome
... He said: "If I admit you into the Society here, your father may still annoy you.
It is better you should go to Rome and become a novice there. ...
/.../chapter xii the road to.htm

Thesaurus
Novice (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a
probationist. 4. (a.) Like a novice; becoming a novice. Int. ...NOVICE. ...
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Nourishment (14 Occurrences)

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Now (15352 Occurrences)

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Inflated (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Inflated (1 Occurrence). 1 Timothy 3:6 not a novice, that
he may not, being inflated, fall into the fault of the devil. (DBY). ...
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Fault (42 Occurrences)
... world, (See NIV). 1 Timothy 3:6 not a novice, that he may not, being inflated,
fall into the fault of the devil. (DBY). Hebrews 8:8 ...
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Fish (66 Occurrences)
... fish may be enclosed. The novice has only to try, to realize the dexterity
of the practiced fishermen. Figurative: The fact that ...
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Potter (14 Occurrences)
... momentum. With a marvelous dexterity, which a novice tries in vain to imitate,
he gives the pieces of clay any shape he desires. ...
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Pride (277 Occurrences)
... through; (BBE). 1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride
he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (KJV WEY WBS). 1 ...
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Pottery (11 Occurrences)
... momentum. With a marvelous dexterity, which a novice tries in vain to imitate,
he gives the pieces of clay any shape he desires. ...
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Lifted (466 Occurrences)
... pain. (BBE). 1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride
he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (KJV WBS). 1 ...
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