Godhead[hede] of the Bible

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Godhead (Christianity)

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Godhead is a Middle English variant of the word godhood, and denotes the divine character of the Christian God

The ending "-head", is not connected with the word "head". John Wycliffe introduced the term godhede into English Bible versions, and, though somewhat archaic, the term survives in modern English because of its use in three places of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. In that translation, the word was used to translate three different Greek words.

Verse

Greek

English

Type

Translation

Reference

Acts 17:29

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theion

adjective

"divinity, deity"

[1]

Romans 1:20

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theiot?s

noun

"divinity, divine nature"

[2]

Colossians 2:9

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theot?s

noun

"deity"

[3]

Godhead from Old English godhede – "godhood" (nothing to do with "head") may refer to:

These are the above texts out of the King James with the original meaning of the word Godhead: Godhood,  Divinity [Divine] or Deity. Before we distorted the word Godhead to mean three persons making up the title of God, we did this in order to make the trinity doctrine sound biblical

(Acts 17:29 KJV)  For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

(Acts 17:29 KJV)  For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Being is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

Rom 1:20 KJV)  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:20 KJV)  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Divinity; so that they are without excuse:
(Col 2:9 KJV)  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
(Col 2:9 KJV)  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Deity bodily

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When the word Godhead [hede] is used correctly, these three scriptures fit in harmony with the rest of the Bible, it turns a plural out-come into a singular one.