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Orator

  1. The Authorized Version rendering in (Isaiah 3:3) for what is literally "skillful in whisper or incantation."
  2. The title applied to Tertullus, who appeared as the advocate of the Jewish accusers of St. Paul before Felix, (Acts 24:1)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.

2. (n.) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.

3. (n.) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.

4. (n.) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ORATOR; ORTION

or'-a-ter, o-ra'-shun: The word "orator" occurs twice:

(1) As the King James Version rendering of lachash; only Isaiah 3:3, "the eloquent orator," the King James Version margin "skilful of speech," where the Revised Version (British and American) rightly substitutes "the skillful enchanter." The word lachash is probably a mimetic word meaning "a hiss," "a whisper" and is used in the sense of "incantation" "charm." Hence, nebhon lachash means "skillful in incantation," "expert in magic." See DIVINATION; ENCHANTMENT.

(2) As the rendering of rhetor, the title applied to Tertullus, who appeared as the advocate of the Jewish accusers of Paul before Felix (Acts 24:1). The proceedings, as was generally the case in the provincial Roman courts, would probably be conducted in Latin, and under Roman modes of procedure, in which the parties would not be well versed; hence, the need of a professional advocate. Rhetor is here the equivalent of the older Greek sunegoros, "the prosecuting counsel," as opposed to the sundikos, "the defendant's advocate."

Oration occurs only in Acts 12:21: "Herod.... made an oration unto them" (edemegorei pros autous). The verb demegoreo, "to speak in an assembly" (from demos, "people," agoreuo, "to harangue"), is often found in classical Greek, generally in a bad sense (Latin concionari); here only in the New Testament.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
4489. rhetor -- a public speaker
... a public speaker. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: rhetor Phonetic
Spelling: (hray'-tore) Short Definition: an orator Definition: an orator ...
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3052. logios -- learned, eloquent
... Word Origin from logos Definition learned, eloquent NASB Word Usage eloquent (1).
eloquent. From logos; fluent, ie An orator -- eloquent. see GREEK logos. ...
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1215. demegoreo -- to deliver a public address
... Word Origin from demegoros (popular orator); from demos and agoreuo (to speak in
the assembly, harangue) Definition to deliver a public address NASB Word Usage ...
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2916. krithinos -- of barley
... Suetonius speaks of a turgid rhetorician as a 'barley orator,' inflated like barley
in moisture: and Livy relates how cohorts which had lost their standards ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3908. lachash -- a whispering, charming
... prayer (1). charmed, earring, enchantment, orator, prayer. From lachash;
properly, a whisper, ie By implication, (in a good sense ...
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Library

Accordingly a Great Orator Has Truly Said that "An Eloquent Man ...
... Book 4 Chapter 27. Accordingly a great orator has truly said that "an eloquent
man must speak so� 27. Accordingly a great orator ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 27 accordingly a great.htm

And So Our Christian Orator, While He Says what is Just...
... Book 4 Chapter 32. And so our Christian orator, while he says what is
just� 32. And so our Christian orator, while he says what ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 32 and so our.htm

The Aim of the Orator, According to Cicero, is to Teach, to ...
... Book IV. Chapter 12."The Aim of the Orator, According to Cicero, is to Teach,
to Delight, and to Move. ... Footnotes: [1951] Cicero, Orator. ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 12 the aim of the.htm

Letter Lxx. To Magnus an Orator of Rome.
... Jerome. Letter LXX. To Magnus an Orator of Rome. ... [2185] Bishop of Amasea in Pontus,
a constant student of Demosthenes and himself no mean orator. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter lxx to magnus an.htm

In Every Style the Orator Should Aim at Perspicuity, Beauty, and ...
... Book IV. Chapter 26."In Every Style the Orator Should Aim at Perspicuity,
Beauty, and Persuasiveness. 55. Now in regard to the ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 26 in every style the.htm

The Christian Orator is Constantly Dealing with Great Matters.
... Book IV. Chapter 18."The Christian Orator is Constantly Dealing with Great
Matters. 35. Now the author I have quoted could have ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 18 the christian orator is.htm

Eloquence of the Temperate Style, Also, Must, in the Case of the ...
... Book 4 Chapter 57. Eloquence of the temperate style, also, must, in the case
of the Christian orator� 57. Eloquence of the temperate ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 57 eloquence of the.htm

Passion and Persuasion
... disposition of mind, of inflaming them with anger, of softening them to pity, so
as to draw tears from them, all this is rare, tho by it the orator is made ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/passion and persuasion.htm

Mr. Bernard Shaw
... action; his opponents depict him as a coarse man of business; when, as a fact, he
is neither one nor the other, but an admirable romantic orator and romantic ...
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Whether Theologians Should Take Note of the Circumstances of Human ...
... circumstances. Objection 3: Further, the consideration of circumstances belongs
to the orator. But oratory is not a part of theology. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether theologians should take note.htm

Thesaurus
Orator (3 Occurrences)
... presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are
to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator...
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Ortion
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ORATOR; ORTION. or'-a-ter, o-ra'-shun: The
word "orator" occurs twice: (1) As the King James Version ...
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Tertullus (2 Occurrences)
... ter-tul'-us, ter- (Tertullos, diminutive of Latin tertius, "third"):, An orator
who descended with Ananias the high priest and elders from Jerusalem to ...
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Eloquent (4 Occurrences)
... 3:3 the Revised Version (British and American) bin, "intelligent," is rendered
"skilful (enchanter)," the King James Version "eloquent (orator)." Apollos was ...
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Pulpit (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker. 4. (a.) of or pertaining
to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence. Int. ...
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Orchard (3 Occurrences)

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Oration (1 Occurrence)

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Live (3203 Occurrences)
... live embers. 14. (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing;
as, a live man, or orator. 15. (a.) Vivid; bright. 16. (a ...
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Informations (3 Occurrences)
... Acts 24:1 And after five days came down the high priest Ananias, with the elders,
and a certain orator called Tertullus, and laid their informations against ...
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Informed (39 Occurrences)
... Farewell." (See NAS NIV). Acts 24:1 After five days, the high priest, Ananias,
came down with certain elders and an orator, one Tertullus. ...
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Concordance
Orator (3 Occurrences)

Acts 24:1
After five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with certain elders and an orator, one Tertullus. They informed the governor against Paul.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Corinthians 11:6
And if in the matter of speech I am no orator, yet in knowledge I am not deficient. Nay, we have in every way made that fully evident to you.
(WEY)

Isaiah 3:3
The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
(KJV WBS)

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Orator

Orator: Apollos

Orator: General Scriptures Concerning

Orator: Jonah

Orator: Tertullus

Orator: The Apostles

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