Importance Of Designations

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A designation is a distinguishing mark. It provides a label for description or identification. It enables people to clearly name a person, position, or performance. cursory dictionary search for the word designation will yield this understanding. on human flesh.estwood, N.J.: Fleming H. Re Designations are like names. When a person is called by a particular name or title, they consciously, but more often than not, unconsciously, exhibit character traits that represent that appellation. When an appellation is used, it represents a thought. That thought drives the perception of an action, the exhibition of a character, or the non-actualization of a behavior. “The world of language is the world of thought, and therefore, an approach towards …show more content…
They are indicators of a role, responsibility or relationship. Through a designation, information can be revealed, insight can become available. They are labels that provide more knowledge about a person, place, or even an event. So in the Bible, designations attached to names of people tell more about who they are, what they do, and perhaps why they do what they do. Thus, the “labels are attached indicating work or worth such as Elijah the Tishbite, Nehemiah the king’s cupbearer, John the Baptist, James the Lord’s brother and Luke the beloved physician.”
One important point here is to note that even Jesus had titles. Peter announced that Jesus was the “Christ” in Matthew 16:16. The word here is “Christos.” It carries the meaning of “the Anointed One, the Messiah, the Christ.” It was a designation that reflected His person and His purpose. Here, we find that his designation mirrored his calling. Designations reflect a calling, an assignment, and perhaps a behavior. Following from the above, one designation relevant to our study is the term “servant.” The Bible makes copious use of the term “servant” by God to describe those who were called to leadership at various times. This accounts for the assertion by one author that though they were appointed leaders, they were called to “serve God and his people with their hearts opened to the cry of the people as servant
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God while speaking to Isaac referred to Abraham as his servant when he said "I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham" (Genesis 26:24). The Hebrew word “ebed” used here is servant. The same word “ebed” is used for Moses in several locations including Exodus 14:31, Numbers 11:11, Numbers 12:7, and Deuteronomy 34:5. Similar usages are found in 2 Kings 18:12 and Joshua 1:1-2. In all of the texts above, God referred to Moses as his servant or he was described as the servant of God. Klein noted that God called Moses servant about 40 times. The word translated here comes from the Hebrew “ebed.” He was a servant to God and a servant of God. This is in consonance with the view of how the term servant was used at that point in history. “At times, his servanthood denotes his high rank, much like that of the highest and most faithful servants of a

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