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  • v. Present participle of beget.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of procreating or producing.
  • n. That which is begotten; progeny.


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  • He uses, however, a stronger phrase of himself in begetting them spiritually, "In Christ Jesus," implying both the Saviour's office and person.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And no matter how the story is told or who tells it, his begetting was a thing unforeseen, for mortal love — the love of Yeshua ben Yosef and the Magdalene — played a role in it.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • Well, then, secondly, Man pro-creates or reproduces his kind by the process of begetting, which is self-multiplication accomplished by transferring a portion of his substance to his offspring.

    The Kybalion A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

  • The first use of language, is the expression of our conceptions, that is, the begetting in another the same conceptions that we have in ourselves; and this is called TEACHING; wherein if the conceptions of him that teacheth continually accompany his words, beginning at something from experience, then it begetteth the like evidence in the hearer that understandeth them, and maketh him know something, which he is therefore said to LEARN.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • His begetting is the decisive cause of your believing.

    Desiring God Blog

  • It generally leaves out the female half of the "begetting", though.

    "Should I stay with my girlfriend after she gave up sex for religion?"

  • But even without those words, many interpreters have heard an echo of the psalm and understood that to be the moment of the "begetting" or "adoption".

    When Did The Word Become Flesh?

  • It is not to say, nor does it entail, that the Father's origination of the Son by "begetting" has nothing to do with the Father's origination of the Spirit by "breathing forth."

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • But that is only to say that "begetting" is what the Father does to originate the Son as distinct from what he does to originate the Holy Spirit.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The belief that God could have a son is, for the faithful Muslim, a belief suggesting that God needs something other than himself and is subject to the processes of limited bodies by 'begetting' a child.

    Address at al-Azhar al-Sharif, Cairo


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