A-Z: General definitions: Shalom


Hebrew greeting. In the Bible the term means not only the absence of hostility but the existence of a positive relationship. In the Old Testament peace is associated with the expected Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7). In the New Testament true peace (i.e. a restored relationship with God) is made possible through the death of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).


Hebrew: 'peace'.

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